Notes From Underground

Friday, April 24, 2015

Somerset's Transparency Problem & Unpaid Bills

Somerset still owes $460,098 (nearly one-half million dollars) from fiscal years 2013-2014 to corporation and business entities like SouthCoast Educational Collaborative, Whitsons Food Service, Advance Air & Heat, W.B. Mason, Company Store, Southeastern Regional School District, H&L Bloom, and Hague, Sahady, & Co.  

As far as I know, the Somerset Public School district (K-8) still has significant debts to these entities, debts that are now very old and accruing high interest.  If you remember, there was a Special Town Meeting on 12/1/2014 about these late bills from FY 2013-2014. Voters did not approve of paying these late bills at that Special Town Meeting (they needed a 90% Yes vote and they failed to garner that high percentage).

So, what happened?  Why has there been no information provided to the taxpayers of Somerset about the status of these unpaid bills?  Was litigation filed by the creditors?  Have all these entities decided not to collect the debts from Somerset?  What is the School District's plan to resolve payment of these owed debts?  In a nutshell, what is the status of the nearly one-half million dollars in unpaid debts?  We have the right to know!!

It is so strange to me that these bills were such a hot topic in late 2014 and now we have heard nothing about them since that Special Town Meeting.  At this point, one would expect the creditors to file litigation to protect their interests and secure the debts.  It would be very surprising to me if all of these creditors simply wrote-off the debt as a cost of doing business with Somerset.  

The taxpayers of Somerset deserve a forthright explanation and status of the nearly one-half million dollars in unpaid debt from over two years ago!  We have the right to know the status of the debts and the District's plan to pay the substantial debts owed.  We should not have to ask; the District should be transparent and honest with the taxpayers about what is going on with old debts that significantly impact Somerset's credit rating, bond rating, and reputation...

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Outrageous New Tax in Somerset

Much has been written about the proposed music, sports, and extracurricular "user fees" proposed by the Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee.  The user fee proposal is a bad idea for Somerset schools.  It is a new tax that is completely unfair to the families that participate in music, sports, and extracurricular activities at the high school.  Once this new tax gets instituted, it will NEVER go away!  In fact, every year after this new tax is implemented; the school committee will use the "user fees" to prop up various budget shortfalls.  The user fees will become a crutch and a new revenue source to bolster budgetary mistakes and deficits.  The user fees, once implemented, will never go away and will never decline.  

The money confiscated from families via this new tax will not be used for music, sports, or extracurricular activities at the high school.  This is worth repeating:  the money the high school gets from these user fees will NOT be used for music, sports, or extracurricular activities!  Instead, the money will be confiscated from involved families to pay for budget shortfalls in special education!  You see, the committee is proposing the new tax because three special education students entered the regional district apparently unexpectedly. These three students (just three!) will cost $80,000 per pupil to educate.  Since the school committee didn't properly account for these three pupils, they are proposing the families of music and sports fund their special education via user fees!  How absurd!  The education of just three students will be funded by stealing money from hundreds of music and sports families!  This is absurdity taken to the very ends of absurdity!

What will these new fees do to music and sports and extracurricular activities at the high school?  It will be complete decimation of valuable educational programs!  Families that are already financially crunched will be forced to choose between allowing their kid's participation and forgoing participation to save money.  Families may allow their kids to choose just one activity instead of multiple activities.  The effect will be complete decimation of music and sports at the high school.  Participation will plummet to the point of elimination of once-great programs. Perhaps that is the end-goal of this regional school committee?  Perhaps this committee has found a way to eliminate music, sports, and extracurricular activities?  

It is no secret that this school committee (as a body politic) is no fan of some of the great educational programs offered at the high school.  Some on this committee have quite a twisted and demented worldview when it comes to what high school means to the kids of Somerset and Berkley (some of them have been out of high school for nearly 50 years and are completely out-of-touch with high school realities). Since some of them are now in a position of power, they feel they can thrust their twisted worldview upon Somerset and Berkley families and force hundreds of families to fund the education of just three children with an absurd tax! Somehow in their twisted minds, it is ethical and moral to confiscate money from hundreds of great families (with kids that love to participate in sports and music) and redistribute it to just three special education students!  I repeat:  how absurd!

Somerset taxpayers and Berkley taxpayers should be outraged by this absurd tax proposal and demand the Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee take this absurd tax proposal off the table forever!  If they refuse to abandon this new tax, parents and families should stand together and refuse to pay this new tax.  What other choice do we have?  What other power do we have other than refusing to pay?

~Zarathustra  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Some Lingering Somerset Questions

Hmmm.  The search committee identified two finalists for the Somerset Town Administrator position.  Selectmen decide to offer one person the job unanimously, but declared the #2 candidate was also highly qualified (they lavished praise on candidate #2). They vote 3-0 in favor of hiring #1 and begin negotiations.  Then, unexpectedly, candidate #1 decides to stay in his Town Administrator job in Seekonk and not take the Somerset job. So, one would think the Selectmen would simply vote to hire the #2 candidate.  Yet, instead, they are talking about beginning a whole new search and not offering candidate #2 the job.  This really makes no sense to me.  Why would the Selectmen not offer the job to candidate #2?  Isn't this a no-brainer?  What is really going on here?

Hmmm.  Why is there only ONE Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee member that opposes the user fees for music, sports, and extra-curricular activities at the high school? Why is only one standing up for the kids and families that get involved in music and sports? Why is everyone else on this committee pushing these user fees and only one person stands opposed to these user fees?  What is really going on here?  Please read my prior blog post Musictown's Ultimate Demise and learn why these user fees will be the death of the music program in Somerset, MA.  Perhaps this regional committee's goal is to eliminate music from Somerset schools (sure seems that way to me).  I commend the one member who stands opposed to these user fees, but she is in the minority.  She is the only voice of reason on this subject, but sadly, those other committee members will impose their will on all of us.

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Castrated & Nullified Constitution

Article II Section 2 of the United States Constitution states:  [The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur...

This provision of the Constitution emanated and was derived mostly from The Federalist No. 75:  The Treaty-Making Power of the Executive.  Federalist 75 was written by Alexander Hamilton in 1788.  Hamilton was one of the founders of the United States Constitution. More information about the treaty clause can be found at the Heritage Guide to the Constitution


The United States Senate has capitulated to Barack Hussein Obama (again) by rewriting the above treaty provision of the United States Constitution.  Congress continues to surrender and castrate their powers under the United States Constitution.  Congress has taken impeachment off the table, Congress has surrendered the power of the purse, Congress has surrendered the power of legislation, and now the Senate has surrendered their treaty making powers under the United States Constitution.  


RINO Idiot Republicans Senator Bob Corker and Moron Senator Lindsey Graham have pushed a bill through the Senate that effectively dismantles the Senate's treaty power under the Constitution and have made it entirely impossible to stop Obama from making the dangerous nuclear treaty with Iran.  This is a dangerous usurpation of the Constitution.  It is, by definition, a Constitutional Crisis!  

Here is what happened.  Instead of an up or down vote by the Senate with a two-thirds majority of the members required to ratify the Iranian nuclear treaty, the Senate has reversed the burden to require two-thirds of the Senate to vote No on the treaty. Now, Obama can make a treaty with the Iranian regime without submitting it to the Senate and the Senate can only stop it if they can get enough No votes to vote against it.  Thus, if the Senate rejects the treaty deal and Obama vetoes that rejection, it will require two-thirds of the chamber to make the rejection stick by overriding his veto. 

In other words, the treaty deal will be implemented unless they can get to 67 No votes versus 67 Yes votes.  Essentially, Obama now only needs 34 Yes votes to pass the treaty through the Senate!  I know it is confusing, but that is what the Republican controlled Senate has done! The Republicans have essentially nullified the treaty provisions of Article II, Section 2 and have castrated another element of the Constitution (and themselves).  Constitutional powers continue to shift from Congress to the Executive presenting a Constitutional Crisis.     

The United States Constitution is being dismantled before our very eyes...

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Was Brayton Point Really Sold?

One thing I find significantly odd: There was absolutely no deed filed with the Fall River Registry of Deeds when Dominion allegedly sold Brayton Point Power to Energy Capital Partners in 2013-2014 or when Energy Capital Partners allegedly sold Brayton Point Power to Dynegy earlier this month.

How is it possible that Brayton Point was sold twice in the last two years, but there is absolutely no record of the sales or property transfers in the Fall River Registry of Deeds? That seems really odd to me.  Granted, I'm not a title examiner or title expert, but one would think transactions of this magnitude would be memorialized at the Fall River Registry of Deeds.  It is akin to buying a house, but not filing the deed.

When Dominion purchased Brayton Point on January 4, 2005, the sale was, in fact, recorded in the Fall River Registry of Deeds in Book #5707 pages 161-172.  The Dominion purchase of Brayton Point was for over three hundred million dollars ($300,345,750 to be exact) and the deed was filed properly at the Registry of Deeds in 2005 (just like any residential deed would be).  Dominion filed a legal deed for the purchase of the Brayton Point property.

So, why would there be no deed filed when Brayton Point was allegedly sold to Energy Capital Partners in 2013-2014?  The only document I could find relative to this "sale" was a "Certificate of Amendment of a Foreign Limited Liability Company" filed on February 21, 2014 in Book 8421 pages 240-244 (MA SOC filing was September 19, 2013).  This certificate changed the name of the company from "Dominion Energy Brayton Point, LLC" to "Brayton Point Energy, LLC" and also changed the address and the names of the managers of the newly named LLC (those new managers apparently work for Energy Capital Partners, by the way).  I copied the pertinent public documents below from the Fall River Registry of Deeds, but nowhere within this document does it indicate Dominion sold Brayton Point to Energy Capital Partners.  In fact, Energy Capital Partners isn't even named in this document:



  
Fast forward to 2015:  Why would there be no deed filed when Brayton Point was recently sold to Dynegy, Inc. on April 1, 2015?  There is no deed filed for this major financial transaction.

Thus, Brayton Point was sold twice since 2013, yet there is no legal deed filed in the Fall River Registry of Deeds recording those significant real estate transactions!  

This begs the question:  Was Brayton Point really sold and who really owns the plant right now?  Inquiring minds would like to know...

~Zarathustra

Sunday, April 12, 2015

$210,000,000,000,000

On February 15, 2015, Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at Boston University, testified before the United States Senate Budget Committee (testimony is linked here:  America’s Fiscal Insolvency and Its Generational Consequences).  Here is part of the testimony that embodies the gist of his of what he told the Senate committee (my highlights):
The U.S. Fiscal Gap The U.S. fiscal gap currently stands at $210 trillion. This figure is my own calculation based on the Congressional Budget Office’s July 2014 75-year Alternative Fiscal Scenario (AFS) projection. 
Constructing the infinite-horizon fiscal gap from the CBO’s AFS projection takes less than five minutes. One simply needs to extend CBO’s projection into the future and engage, via Excel, in some high-school algebra to form the appropriate present values of expenditures and revenues. Yet the CBO refuses to make the infinite horizon fiscal gap calculation and continues to focus attention almost exclusively on official debt. In so doing, the CBO is, in my opinion, deliberately misleading the public and Congress about our nation’s true fiscal condition.
The size of the U.S. fiscal gap -- $210 trillion -- is massive. It’s 16 times larger than official U.S. debt, which indicates precisely how useless official debt is for understanding our nation’s true fiscal position.
Ron Haskins Senior Fellow (Economics) of the Brookings Institution wrote The federal debt is worse than you think as a result of the above testimony:
What's the word for our fiscal situation? Stunning? Shocking? Desperate? In recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, Boston University Economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, in effect, told the Committee that all of these terms are pathetically inadequate to describe our true fiscal situation. In compelling testimony, Kotlikoff argues that the federal fiscal situation is much worse than the CBO estimates let on. The reason is that CBO's debt estimates do not take into account the full financial obligations the government is committed to honor, especially for future payments of Social Security, Medicare, and interest on the debt. He asserts that the federal government should help the public understand the nation's true fiscal situation by using what economists call "the infinite-horizon fiscal gap," defined as the value of all projected future expenditures minus the value of all projected future receipts using a reasonable discount rate.
Kotlikoff goes on to illustrate that the fiscal gap is increasing at an alarming rate and that delay makes our problem much worse. In 2003, just a little more than a decade ago, the fiscal gap was $60 trillion. But by last year it had catapulted to $210 trillion. The fiscal gap may not continue increasing as rapidly as it has over the past decade, but with each passing year - as Congress and the President do their best to avoid action - our hole grows deeper by substantial amounts.
Under the CBO estimates used by Congress, we have a huge debt hole. Under the more comprehensive fiscal gap measurement, we have a chasm. But little if any Congressional action is planned to deal with the notorious level of debt. We're headed toward a fiscal black hole.
Haskins also includes this illustrative chart of United States unsustainable debt:


This is the very issue that Congress and the president never seriously discuss.  In fact, the American people never seriously discuss this issue.  The US debt is always the 800 pound gorilla in the room (the pink elephant, if you please).  Congress continues to appropriate funds for every single federal governmental program, never cutting spending on anything. Remember, back in December 2014, Congress passed the 1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill fully funding the federal government for the entire fiscal year.  Nothing was cut and Congress abdicated their 'power of the purse' for yet another year.  At this point, paying down the US debt is mathematically impossible.  The fault lies with both Democrats and Republicans and both parties are parties of Statism (aka Big Leviathan Government).

The United States debt of $210 Trillion is the fiscal black hole that will ultimately sink the United States.  I leave you with yet another disturbing article on the insolvency of the United States of America:  CBO: Feds Taxing More, Spending More, Running Bigger Deficit in 2015.

~Zarathustra

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Somerset Schools Spiraling Downward

The Somerset Public Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12, are in chaos and in complete shambles.  The quality of education has spiraled downward.  It is noticeable in every public school in Somerset including Chace, South, North, SMS, and SBRHS.  Teachers (especially good teachers) notice it too.  In particular, our elementary schools are atrocious. 

The quality of education in Somerset has reached an abysmal state.  We are at a very low point. We are perhaps at the very lowest point we've ever been at in Somerset.  The quality of the education offered to Somerset students is, quite frankly, awful.  I know what the politicians in Somerset say.  They say Somerset is the best and Somerset has the best schools.  Those are lies.  There is no truth to it.  Find a Somerset teacher you know and trust and ask them if they think Somerset schools are good and if they love their job.  I'd be surprised if you didn't get an earful about the many problems in Somerset Public Schools right now.  I'd be surprised if you didn't hear that the teacher has thought of leaving the profession or leaving Somerset schools.  Go ahead, ask around....

What is causing Somerset to have such lousy schools?  I suspect there are many, many reasons.  I'm not an educational professional, but I have some thoughts about why Somerset has reached the abyss of education despite our historically high spending on education.  This is by no means an exhaustive list (or in any particular order), but some that bubble to the top of my mind are:
  1. Regionalization with Berkley was a really bad move for Somerset.  The region was formed in order to secure State funding for the Taj Mahal high school we now have (and cannot afford), but making a separate and distinct regional district for this reason was a very short-sighted idea.  This decision was the beginning of all our educational problems in Somerset.  Think back to when the downward spiral began and you will conclude it began when we formed the Somerset-Berkley region and sought to bifurcate our school districts.
  2. The closing of Wilbur School and the consolidation of the elementary schools was a terrible move for Somerset.  This has nearly destroyed our elementary schools, especially Chace and South.  The decision has caused major educational upheaval and has substantially deteriorated elementary education in Somerset.  It was sold as a $600,000 savings, but closing Wilbur has resulted in nothing but more spending, crowded class rooms, teachers stretched too thin, and poor education in Somerset.  The elementary schools in Somerset have reached the abyss of education!
  3. Bureaucracy.  Bureaucratic red tape is what education has become in America.  Federal and State bureaucracy has stolen education from local control and placed it into the inept hands of education masterminds in Boston and Washington DC.  Common Core, Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind, MCAS, and all the nonsense the armchair bureaucrats cook up in their cubicles are a disaster for education.  Somerset voters really have no control over our school curriculum or educational standards as this is all pushed down upon us from above.  Our school committees and administrators are 'penny pinchers' that spend most of their time and effort trying to budget and find revenue to carry out all the State and Federal mandates pushed down upon them and us.  Our kids have become little widgets and chess pieces in the high stakes game of education.
  4. Teachers' unions.  Any organization of teachers that protects bad teachers, protects the status quo at all cost, protects tenure, forces people to join, forces people to pay dues, and negotiates confiscatory salary and benefits to the detriment of the taxpayer is not an organization that I would support.  It is certainly not an organization that supports my kid's education.  The Somerset Teachers' Union is for the teachers' power and control and is not for the kids in any way, shape, or form.  Unions are for unions and nothing else.
  5. Parental apathy.  To say the least, the majority of parents have no clue what is going on with their kid's education and they seemingly do not care.  They are more concerned with Facebook, Boobs, Twitter, Cleavage, and Selfies.  They haven't a clue what is going on with Somerset schools and they really don't care...it is either apathy or stupidity (or maybe it is both).  Remember, only 2% of registered voters bothered to show up at the last Town Meeting.  If that isn't apathy, I don't know what is...
  6. Teacher bureaucracy.  To no fault of their own, teachers and administrators in Somerset have become paper pushers to the detriment of their class rooms and students.  Teachers are forced to keep large binders filled will nonsense information and are forced to complete forms and paperwork that have nothing to do with teaching.  These are done for the State and must be kept up to date or else.  It is just more and more and more of the bureaucratic red tape that is strangling teachers and education.  In a nutshell, teachers are forced to jump through hoops and partake in a Kafkaesque maze of tasks that are antithetical to their job as educators and detrimental to Somerset students.
  7. Special education crisis.  Special education is bankrupting Somerset.  When you read in the paper that it costs $80,000 per child to educate a special needs student, there is something drastically wrong.  I don't have the answer, but something tells me putting the minority needs ahead of the majority is a recipe for complete educational failure. That is exactly what we are doing. The needs of a few kids with special needs are placed over the needs of the majority without special needs.  More and more individualized education programs (IEPs) are being created and more and more special needs kids are surfacing in all the schools.  IEPs are becoming an epidemic in Somerset and it is costing taxpayers a fortune!  It is sucking the revenue and resource from 95% of the kids and giving it to 5% of the kids.  How is this fair?  This epidemic is bankrupting Somerset!!
  8. Educating homeless kids that move into the motel.  Have you heard about the homeless family with 10 kids, all with special needs, that moved into our homeless motel?  We have to educate those kids at any and all cost.  It is a State and Federal mandate.  We have no choice.  They don't pay taxes or contribute to Somerset's tax base, but they are sucking the life out of this town not to mention all our educational resources.  How is this fair?  Again, this is bankrupting Somerset!!
  9. Indoctrination camps.  Public education (Somerset included) has become an indoctrination camp for young minds to be melded with ultra-left ideologies. Additionally, students are not encouraged to think independently, instead, they are taught what to think about certain defined subjects.  Students are immersed in radical left agendas, including the pseudo-science green agenda, egalitarianism, diversity, and inclusion.  There is a Marxist thread that passes through the entire curriculum in public schools...
It has always been my opinion that education should not be a public matter, but instead a private matter.  Education should be privatized so that competition prevails in education. Private schools competing with one-another for students, teachers, and administrators.... salaries controlled by the free and open education market based on merit and excellence in teaching...tuition controlled by the free and open education market...the 'invisible hand' of the free market guiding education to the very pinnacle of possibilities.  Imagine schools run privately that garner the best teachers and the best faculty and the best students raising the bar for everyone.  Imagine the accountability of these schools as they compete for your kids and your tuition dollars.  Imagine great teachers making $100,000/year or more and not be beholden to unions and the weakest link in their union.  

Until America is willing to make a concerted effort to eliminate public schools once and for all, public schools will continue to spiral downwards to the abyss of education...

~Zarathustra   

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Six Power Plants To Close Next Month

Just so you realize Somerset is not alone in being a victim of Obama's war on coal, check out this article in the Washington Examiner:  Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month.  The article is fairly short, so I copied it below:
"One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in.
The company, American Electric Power, made the announcement in a notice advising employees at the electricity stations that it plans to close six power plants in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to news reports. 
The company said it plans to shutter as much as 6,000 megawatts of power plant capacity in seven states by the start of 2016. The closures were planned as far back as 2011 to comply with new pollution regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, called the Mercury and Toxics Standard, that go into effect later this month. 
The initial six power plants will close beginning May 31. The plants include the Philip Sporn, Kammer and Kanawha Valley power stations in West Virginia, the Muskingum River Plant in Ohio, the Tanners Creek Plant in Indiana and the Glen Lyn Plant in Virginia. The closures would affect 250 workers. 
Coal plants are the target of several new pollution rules being implemented or proposed by the EPA. 
One of these regulations includes the Clean Power Plan, which is at the center of President Obama's climate change agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the existing fleet of power plants....."
This will be Somerset in about two years.  Somerset has already lost Montaup and soon Brayton Point will be shuttered as a result of Obama's oppressive EPA regulations.  Dynegy, the new owner of Brayton Point, already confirmed the plant will close down in May 2017. Other plans for the plant are not known, but reading the above article doesn't give me any hope that the plant will remain open.  Obama's war on coal has been very successful in eradicating the country of coal-fired electricity plants.  They are dropping like flies all over the nation and it is wreaking havoc on the power grid, electricity prices, and municipal tax bases. Somerset is just one small example of a nationwide effort to shutter coal-fired power plants.  

Calling your Congressman, your Senators, your State Representatives, your Governor, or anyone you elected will accomplish absolutely nothing (believe me, I've tried).  None of them care about Somerset and the EPA is out of the reach of any elected body or elected person (except Obama).  The EPA runs at the behest and direction of Obama and his Marxist minions and operates like a dictatorial fourth branch of government outside of the scope of accountability to the people.  They were directed by Obama to make sure coal-fired plants shutter and disappear from the face of the earth.  They were tasked to close down coal-fired plants and that is exactly what they are doing.  Many have closed already and more and more will be closing soon.  There is nothing you can do about it and Obama is making sure his war on coal continues far beyond his presidency (the United Nations "accord" later this year will ensure the war on coal continues forever and ever).

And the whole premise of climate change and global warming is based on lies and pseudo-science.

~Zarathustra

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Lesson From Judge Moses

You live and you learn.  That is the old motto we've all come to know and understand.  I learned allot from reading this Herald News article: Judge orders Somerset Berkley officials to reverse student's suspension over alleged alcohol possession on school trip.  

Here is what I learned:

  • It is extremely valuable to have a parent who is a powerful and influential lawyer in the Massachusetts judicial and criminal justice system.  There is no substitute for a powerful "daddy" in this day and age.
  • It is acceptable for high school students to not follow the Somerset Berkley Regional High School rules and code of conduct regarding controlled and illegal substances, including the possession of vodka (see page 45 of the student handbook titled "POLICY REGARDING NARCOTICS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND STIMULANT DRUGS").
  • It is acceptable to not take full responsibility for oneself and one's actions with regard to school policies and procedures.  Responsibility for one's actions is so lame and outdated, it is better to "get away with it" by using one's powerful "daddy".
  • Whatever the Principal and school administrators are trying to accomplish with enforcement of student safety rules and procedures (and disciplinary action)...they are all "arbitrary and capricious and not in accordance with the law."
  • Anyone can get away with anything so long as their parent is a wealthy, powerful, and an influential lawyer.  There is no substitute for a powerful "daddy" as I've already said.
  • Superior Court Judge Richard T. Moses arbitrarily and capriciously undermined all school administrators and Principals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by his ridiculous actions in the civil suit court order.  Judge Moses subverted the authority of all school administrators and Principals.  Judge Moses eroded and weakened the rule of law and compromised the position of the basic tenants of school discipline as it relates to any school policy.  Judge Moses has now set a dangerous precedent which will serve to sabotage every single Principal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
That is what I've learned.  But there is a way to controvert this appalling judicial decision....it is called appeal.  

If there were ever something I'd be willing to appeal at any cost, it would be this case.  Since it seems all about reputations, sports, scholarships, daddy lawyers, and Ivy League schools, it sure seems like a long drawn out legal battle would be the best way to go for the Somerset Berkley Regional District. The Regional District has a moral duty to re-assert their disciplinary authority over the school district and the students and this sure seems to be a great case to draw the line in the sand and come out swinging.  I urge the Regional District to appeal this bogus decision and drag the Plaintiff through as much mud as possible.....at the same time, re-institute the disciplinary actions against all the other offending students during the appeal. 

Let's bring this "daddy lawyer" a long drawn out (and public) legal battle for those Ivy League schools and let's see whose reputation goes to the gutter first.  You have to fight in order to win.....

~Zarathustra

Friday, April 3, 2015

Destruction of the American Economy

The lying 'Fart-Holes' John Kerry and Barack Hussein Obama said a framework for a nuclear deal with Fascist-Iran was agreed upon and they released a "fact" sheet to support the agreement.  Iran announced the fact sheet was complete lies and American propaganda (they are probably right about that).  Iran agreed to do nothing with their nuclear program according to Iranian leaders.  They (Iran) are keeping all their known and unknown nuclear facilities, they will keep spinning centrifuges, they will keep all their nuclear material, they will be allowed to upgrade all of their known and unknown nuclear facilities, they will keep on marching forward in the development of a nuclear bomb arsenal.  The end-game for Iran is "Death to America" and nothing less.  As Wesley Pruden writes, "Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie. It’s likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it. The world should mark well everyone responsible for it."

Illegal aliens continue to flood over the American borders by the tens of thousands.  Many of the illegal aliens are Muslims, and some of them, in all probability, wish to commit terrorism against America from the inside.  Many of the illegal aliens wish to join our vast welfare state and live off the tit of the American worker.  Barack Hussein Obama and Congress is doing nothing but encouraging the illegal border onslaught.

But I digress.  I meant to talk about the dismal American economy caused by the Marxist policies of Barack Hussein Obama.  The government always releases the bad economic news on Fridays, and in this case, "good" Friday.  I think it best to present the facts about the dismal economy in bullet format as actually reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • The number of Americas not working (16 and over) climbed to 93,175,000 in March. That is the first time the number of Americans out of the labor force has exceeded 93 million people in the history the United States.  Somehow the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5% (the biggest lie).
  • A record 12,202,000 African-American people were not in the labor force in March, as the participation rate for this group declined over the month to 61%.  Obama's war on black Americans continues non-stop....
  • 56,131,000 million women were not in the labor force last month, an increase of more than 100,000 from February when 56,023,000 women were not in the workforce.  Obama's war on American women continues...
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has reported that its forecast for U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth dropped to zero on April 1 and ticked back up to 0.1% on April 2.  Zero GDP growth is not a good thing for America, by the way...
  • The government revised January and February jobs numbers downward significantly (by nearly 70,000 jobs).  This is why they cannot be trusted.  The once rosy picture turns sour a few months later.
That is enough for today.  Rest assured Barack Hussein Obama continues to work in the background and foreground with the goal of destroying the country he hates and the American people he hates.  Isn't that why you elected him?

~Zarathustra

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Musictown's Ultimate Demise

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

It is very clear to me the Somerset Berkley Regional High School Committee would prefer to see some or all extracurricular activities disappear from the high school.  Like the K-8 School committee before them, music is always in the target sight for elimination. Music education seems to also be in the target sight for the regional committee too.  

This week's Spectator article proves my point: User fees in budget for SB.  Per the article, "As a way to bring in more revenue to support the budget, the Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee is planning to charge user fees for sports and extracurricular activities at the high school."  This is all about revenue for their bloated budget.  They need more money.  It is always about more money!  Money is all that they discuss at their meetings. "The user fees would also be for music groups that meet after school" was uttered by one of the school committee members.  It seems to me the elimination target has been placed on the backs of the music department and the students and families that participate in music!!!

This is a poorly conceived way to bring in more revenue to the regional budget placed squarely on the backs of involved families, which means it is a new tax upon families that participate in music and sports and other extracurricular activities.  The very enjoyable things that make a cohesive community in Somerset and Berkley, and which benefit the community the most, will be taxed by the masterminds on the school committee.

The Somerset Friends of Music (a charitable organization) supports the music and fine arts programs from kindergarten to grade 12.  They pay for many things the music department needs so that the taxpayer is not burdened with the cost of extracurricular music education. The Somerset Friends of Music supports (financially and otherwise) many ensembles, such as the marching band, winter percussion, jazz band, winter color guard, show choir, strings, chorus, concert band, and symphonic band.  Fine people and businesses in our community donate money and time to the Somerset Friends of Music so this can happen.  They have been around since the early 1970's.  This is why Somerset is and was known as "Musictown". I fear the label "Musictown", and all that it means to Somerset over the past 40 years, is disappearing before my eyes...that is a damn shame...and shame on this school committee for accelerating the demise with their new taxes and not-so-veiled attempt to eliminate music education in our public schools.

Despite the Somerset Friends of Music paying for so much from charitable donations, user fees and taxes will be added to music participation to generate more revenue for the entire school (not just for music education).  This is an absurd proposition for music families. Music families are now burdened with new taxes that subsidize the entire school budget just because our children enjoy making music.  

User fees like this will negatively impact participation in all music activities.  In fact, it may have a substantial negative downstream impact on music education in general.  There is already a massive amount of apathy with parents, students, and the community when it comes to music education. Ensembles are shrinking for many reasons, mostly due to shear apathy in the community.  Add a new user fee (a distinct tax) to the music ensemble and tell families you must pay to play, and you have a recipe for the complete destruction of music education in Somerset, MA.  Shame on this school committee...

I'd like to propose a 'user fee' of my own making:  Any student that does not participate in an extracurricular activity at the high school must pay a "non-participation fee" of $100.  The beauty of this proposal would 1. Financially encourage participation, 2. Tax those that are not involved in anything in school, and 3. Not tax those that are involved.  Let's call it pay to not play!  This would likely create more revenue and increase extracurricular participation at the same time.  It places the financial burden on those that do not participate while helps those that do participate. How's that for thinking outside the box...

~Zarathustra

Update:  The Herald News published USER FEES: They may be coming to Somerset Berkley after I wrote this blog posting.  In this alarming report, a school committee member states the proposed user fees are proposed to help subsidize the special education budget. The committee member stated "user fees had to be considered last month when it was learned three special education tuitions and transportations, totalling about $240,000, were coming into the district."  The bottom line is music and sports families are financially burdened with these user fees (taxes) so that only three (just three) special education students can be 'educated' at Somerset-Berkley at a cost of $240,000 ($80,000 each student)!  What a scam this special education racket has become and now music and sports families will be taxed unfairly to subsidize the fraudulent special education racket.  Hundreds of families will be financially burdened with a new tax to benefit just three students!  How stupid we've become...I'm speechless...where is the outrage???

Religious Freedom; The Liberal Crisis Du Jour

The shameless liberal Democrats have erected yet another Crisis Du Jour to create resentment and class warfare among the stupid herd.

Before I begin, allow me to get a few things out into the open which should serve to preface all my remarks that follow:  

  • I believe in sovereignty and freedom of the individual human being;
  • I believe in the United States Constitution and the Republic form of government described within the text of the United States Constitution, including all 27 amendments;
  • I believe in religious freedom, even though I am an atheist;
  • I believe in homosexual freedom, even though I am a heterosexual;
  • I believe the decision to allow homosexual marriage should be made by the States on a state-by-state basis and not imposed by the federal government or the judiciary;
  • I personally have no problem with homosexual marriage or homosexual relationships.

That being said, it appears we have a new civil liberty in America: do what you are told by the liberal whack-job masterminds of society or you are will be deemed a bigot.  The hard left uses every occasion and opportunity to lie, deceive, and create resentment within America. The mainstream media happily goes along as if they were given the talking points in advance.  It all seems "set-up" from the beginning and the Crisis Du Jour is then upon us full force with the media all lined up in a row, shoulder to shoulder, lock step and barrel. This is what is happening now with Indiana's Religious Freedom and Reformation Act (RFRA) alleged controversy.

Some background:  Ultra-left Democrats created the federal Religious Freedom and Reformation Act in 1993.  The lead sponsor was none other than NY Socialist, Chuck Schumer. The proponents of the federal Religious Freedom and Reformation Act were none other than ultra-liberal stalwarts Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and many more!  These liberals passed this legislation and it was signed into law by the sexual pervert, Bill "BJ" Clinton.  It was meant to protect the sanctity of religious freedoms as outlined in the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Indiana's Religious Freedom and Reformation Act mirrored the federal act.  In total, 19 states have a Religious Freedom and Reformation Act on their books that are closely aligned with the federal act (AL, CT, FL, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NM, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, and VA).  Ten other states have religious liberty protections that state courts have interpreted to provide a similar level of protection (AK, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, OH, WA, and WI). With some exceptions (such as Mississippi), the state versions are almost exactly the same as the federal version.

But now, religious freedom and the 1st Amendment is not so cool.  Now, it seems, the likes of Chuck Schumer, Teddy Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Al Gore were actual homosexual Bigots with a capital B.  They were all wrong back in 1993 to support religious freedom and support the sanctity of the 1st Amendment.  It is better to be anti-freedom when it comes to religious freedom.  It is better to create anti-religious fervor to the point where liberals will abandon the 1st amendment to impose their will upon America.  In 1993, you were a bigot if you denied religious freedom.  Now, in 2015, you are a bigot if you support religious freedom...got that?

Let's say the Islamic Cafe and Bakery in Indianapolis, Indiana (owned and operated by devout Muslims for over 50 years) refused to bake a cake for a Jewish bar mitzvah on substantially proven religious grounds.  The liberals would say the Islamic Cafe and Bakery were bigots and should be forced to bake the bar mitzvah cake despite their religious objections.  The liberals would condemn the bakery and call them Jewish bigots and anti-Semites. Conversely, if the a Jewish Cafe and Bakery in Indianapolis, Indiana (owned and operated by devout Jews for over 50 years) refused to bake a cake for a Muslim tradition on substantially proven religious grounds, the liberals would condemn the Jews just the same and shout that they should be forced to bake the cake for the Muslim event.  Right?  How is this any different than a Christian bakery refusing to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding on substantially proven religious grounds?  There is no difference....the homosexuals have the right to marry and the Christian bakery has the right to not bake their wedding cake.  

It isn't very hard to understand, unless you are a liberal trying to impose your will upon another human being.

Obama Supported RFRA in Illinois

Chuck Schumer in 1993 on C-Span

And, finally, Bill "BJ" Clinton upon signing the federal RFRA in 1993:



You either believe in freedom or you don't. Liberals do not believe in freedom, they believe in government...

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Catch Me If You Can....

As was reported previously, today is the day Dynegy will acquire Brayton Point.

It is fitting that our lawless president continues to play "catch me if you can" while the mainstream media continues to provide vast amounts of cover for him to do so.  Take, for instance, the fact that Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry have been openly negotiating a nuclear bomb with Islamic-Nazi-Fascists terrorists while the entire Middle East is on the brink of war.

But, that is old news now.  Obama is onto a global climate change agreement, not passed by Congress, but instead passed by the United Nations (just like his Iranian nuclear bomb agreement will be a United Nations agreement).  The "negotiations" will take place in Paris from November 30-December 11, 2015.  The agreement (which is already agreed upon, hence negotiations in quotes) calls for slashing greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) by close to 28 percent from 2005 levels within a decade, using a host of existing "laws" and illegal executive actions targeting all power plants, all vehicles, all oil and gas production, all coal production, and all buildings on the planet.  To say it succinctly, if any power plant has managed to survive the past six years, it won't survive this Obama "accord".  Congress will be sidestepped once again by this lawless president and instead the non-elected United Nations will decide our energy and economic fate.  At the heart of the United Nations "accord" are industry and job killing Environmental Protection Agency regulations meant to destroy the power generation industry and force energy prices up exponentially.  The "accord" will negatively impact all aspects of power generation and motor vehicles emissions and surge power prices upward beyond belief!  It will have drastic negative impacts on every aspect of the American and global economy as the 'war on power generation' will become a global initiative.  It will all be done without Congress and without 'we the people'.

Contrast this with this new study by real independent scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.  Real scientists found that man-made aerosols (a.k.a. CO2) had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought.  That means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely caused less warming than most climate models suggest.  To put this into perspective, atmospheric concentrations of CO2 currently stand at around 400 parts per million, if this were to double, according to the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) estimates temperatures could rise as high as 4.5 degrees Celsius.  Incorporate the Max Planck study results and warming would only be as high as 1.8 degrees Celsius, less than half what the IPCC originally predicted.  The Max Planck study is yet another "death blow" to the climate hysteria propaganda machine. Obama's United Nations climate change "accord" is based upon the pseudo-science promulgated by the IPCC hysteria.  Thus, it is all based upon lies and false premises.

Actually the real reason Obama plays this 'catch me if you can' game is for more power and control over every aspect of every human life on the planet!  He is the ultimate mastermind of the world and only he decides how, when, and where all wealth will be distributed.

Related articles:

Scientists Say New Study Is A ‘Death Blow’ To Global Warming Hysteria

Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed

Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cicero on Obama

I came across a quote by Cicero which really sums up what I personally think of Barack Hussein Obama and his entire administration.  It sums up Obama's treasonous acts from within the federal government.  Obama does, in fact, "appeal to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men." Obama does "rot the soul of a nation" and he does "undermine the pillars of the city."  I see Obama as an American enemy and an American traitor with all that he has done and left undone over the past six years.  Cicero understood the likes of Obama quite well:
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The American people (the herd voters) still do not get it.  They are still ignorant of what this man has done to America over the past six years.  The traitor is within the White House and he is destroying America from within.  The enemy is not coming from the outside, the enemy is in the inside in the highest office in the nation....

~Zarathustra 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Obama's Wars

Confusing and chaotic as it is, here is where we (America) currently stand with respect to the Islamic-Nazi-Fascist regime in Tehran, Iran:
  • America is on the same side as Iran in fighting the Islamic-Nazi-Fascists Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria.  America is providing air power for Shia Iran against Sunni Syria and Iraq terrorists.  America has taken the side of Shia Muslims in this religious war.
  • America is against Iran in helping Yemen fight off the Shia Houthi rebels who are taking control over Sunni controlled Yemen.  Iranian-allied Houthi rebels took over Yemen, chasing out our soldiers and allies with chants of “Death to America, death to Israel.”  Here we have taken the side of Sunni Muslims.
  • America is helping Iran gain a nuclear bomb by negotiating an illegal and unconstitutional treaty with the Islamic-Nazi-Fascist regime in Tehran, Iran.
  • America was on the side of Hamas over this past summer when Iran backed Hamas terrorists were committing heinous terrorists' acts of war against Israel.  Hamas terrorists were shooting RPGs from residential homes and using fellow Muslims as human shields.  Hamas was targeting Israeli private citizens for capture and slaughter.  Hamas was also well-supported by America's mainstream media like CNN, MSNBC and all the major networks (except Fox News).
Saudi Arabia wants nuclear bombs now that we are allowing Iran to obtain nuclear bombs. Pakistan and Israel already possess nuclear bombs.  The word it out that Saudi Arabia already has deals to obtain them due to their limitless capital and connections.  The arms race is just beginning in the Middle East and you can thank Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry.  Imagine a Middle East where the Shia versus Sunni religious wars goes nuclear. Imagine a Middle East where Hitler's Final Solution can finally reach an endpoint with nuclear bombs detonated over major Israeli cities.  Imagine a world where terrorists that chop off heads, burn people alive in cages, and rape five year old girls have nuclear bombs to detonate in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles.  Millions of Jews killed in one split second. Whole cities wiped out for religious and ethnic genocide.   Killing of infidels in mass extermination to fulfill Islamic law and prophecy. 

These are Obama's wars and they just may end in the destruction of the planet.  The Nobel Peace Prize recipient has brought the world closer to extinction because he is an anti-Semitic Muslim and a hard Marxist ideologue beyond the pale.  Michael Goodwin (New York Post; Obama's Race to Chaos) writes:
These are unprecedented developments, veering so far from the norm and happening so fast that consequences are piling up faster than they can be comprehended. Alliances built over decades are shattered in a relative flash, inviting aggression and endless conflict. The toxic brew of Islamic fanaticism and nuclear proliferation could ignite a world conflagration. 
These are grim thoughts, expressed because it is impossible to imagine any other outcome of Iran’s rise. It remains the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism and supports Hezbollah and Hamas and now the Houthis in Yemen. As for Iranian influence in Iraq, one analyst is calling Suleimani, the Revolutionary Guard commander, Iraq’s new “viceroy.” 
Remember, too, Iran muscle and munitions are keeping Bashar Assad still standing in Syria. The wholesale death and destruction there — an estimated 200,000 people killed and millions displaced within the country and out of it — could be a prototype of its new empire.
While there are many dark and complex forces in play and blame to spread around, the most important catalyst of the violent disorder has been the reversal of America’s policies. Under Obama, we have switched sides, an abomination that ensures a legacy of infamy.
Take a look at this article for more:   The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss.

One more thing, John Kerry told reporter Laura Rozen this weekend that a nuclear deal with Iran is possible..."Inshallah."  Inshallah or Insha'Allah is Arabic for "God Willing" or more closely to "If Allah Wills."  This speaks volumes....

January 21, 2017 cannot come fast enough.  Everything is unraveling at once and it is all due to Barack Hussein Obama.

~Zarathustra

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dynegy to Acquire Brayton Point This Week!

It is official.  Dynegy, Inc. will acquire Brayton Point Holdings on Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Dynegy's press release

~Zarathustra

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Duplicitous Hillary Clinton

Could there be a more lying, deceitful, corrupt, amoral, untrustworthy, underhanded, crooked, or hypocritical person than Hillary Rodham Clinton?  Perhaps her hubby, Bill "Blow Job" Clinton?  Hillary Clinton illegally used a personal server for her official emails as secretary of state, and before she handed it over to investigators, she and her staff wiped the server clean.  Per the New York Times article No Copies of Clinton Emails on Server, Lawyer Says:
"An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used exclusively when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer told a congressional committee on Friday."   
"After her representatives determined which emails were government-related and which were private, a setting on the account was changed to retain only emails sent in the previous 60 days, her lawyer, David Kendall, said. He said the setting was altered after she gave the records to the government."
"Thus, there are no hdr22@clintonemail.com emails from Secretary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the server for any review, even if such review were appropriate or legally authorized,” Mr. Kendall said in a letter to the House select committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya."

Hillary Clinton wiped the server clean so there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by her or anyone in the Obama administration!  Nothing can be pinned on her whatsoever. Remember Lois Lerner's IRS emails went missing because of a suspiciously destroyed hard drive?  Well, this time, Clinton simply wiped the server clean and there may not be a backup anywhere on the planet.  Corruption, lies, and deception are hallmarks of Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama's administration.  This is incredible disturbing and alarming.

According to this article, Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network, Clinton was actually running a rogue, off-the-grid, intelligence operation outside the parameters of the United States Government:
"Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account."
"The emails, which were posted on the Internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting with a retired Army special operations commander to put operatives on the ground near the Libya-Tunisia border while Libya’s civil war raged in 2011."
I'm at a complete loss of how American voters could ever support Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States.  One must have a screw loose or be blinded by bizarre and debilitating ideology to not see Hillary Clinton for what she really is.  Yet, Barack Hussein Obama evolved (actually devolved) from the same corrupt ideology and he was elected President not once, but twice!  So, the idiocy of the American voter and American democracy is evident when a corrupt Barack Hussein Obama or a Hillary Rodham Clinton can be elected President of the United States.  How is this possible?  

How can the American voter be so stupid?  What sort of abnormal and depraved psychosis does a person have to vote for a corrupt, lying, deceitful, amoral, mendacious, duplicitous, and hypocritical candidate like Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama?  I simply cannot understand....I will never understand...

~Zarathustra

Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting Some Things Off My Chest...

A few things I'd like to get off my chest on this dreary Friday:
  • Good riddance to Senator Harry Reid, that decrepit, senile, Marxist puke that has spent his life ruining the Senate and Congress and making millions of dollars in fraudulent backroom deals.  He leaves the Senate a multi-millionaire like so many Socialist liberals do these days.  Harry Reid is a Marxist "Party First" guy that successfully castrated the United States Senate and Congress on behalf of Barack Hussein Obama.  May you rot in hell you liberal ass....
  • Speaking of multi-millionaire Marxist pukes, Hillary Clinton's misogynist supporters released their list of coded sexism words that people must never use to describe Hillary Clinton: Polarizing, Calculating, Disingenuous, Insincere, Ambitions, Inevitable, Entitled, 'Over Confident', Secretive, 'Will Do Anything to Win', 'Represents the Past', and 'Out of Touch'.  At least "Scum Bag Bitch" isn't on the list, so we can still use that one...
  • The dumbest Secretary of State in the history of America (John Kerry) is unilaterally caving in to Iranian-fascist demands that will allow Iran to build nuclear bombs that Iran can deliver via intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) Iran already possess.  Thus, Iran can carry out their "death to America" slogan with said nuclear ICBMs.  Barack Hussein Obama, the anti-Semitic Muslim, will circumvent the Senate ratification process and instead utilize the fraudulent United Nations to ratify the treaty deal.  Iran will never adhere to this deal and Obama is allowing that terrorist Islamic-Nazi regime to obtain the nuclear bomb and threaten the region and the world.  'Threaten the world' is too soft a term.  Iran's goal is to destroy America and this deal brings them one step closer to that goal...
  • It has been confirmed Barack Hussein Obama, the aforementioned anti-Semitic Muslim, did in fact release five terrorist Taliban Generals for an Army deserter (Bowe Bergdahl) that converted to Islam and declared himself to be a Jihadist and Mujahedeen fighter for the Taliban.  Remember when Susan Rice said he served the United States military with 'honor and distinction'? Remember when Obama had Bergdahl's parents in the Rose Garden praising Bergdahl's army career?  Bergdahl is not just a deserter; he is a treasonous enemy of the United States who declared war on America.  Obama released five Taliban Generals for a treasonous enemy of the state...
  • One last thing since my blood is now boiling...the Muslim anti-Semitic Obama quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.  Obama did this because he hates Israel, hates Benjamin Netanyahu, and is a Muslim who hates Jews.  There is no other reason.  Why else would Obama declassify Israel's nuclear information, but keep other NATO countries classified (Italy, France, and West Germany)?  The only reason is Obama is an anti-Semitic Muslim who wishes to disintegrate Israel for his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts...
~Zarathustra

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time to End the Faith

As John Kerry leads dangerous, fraudulent, and corrupt negotiations with Islamic Nazi terrorists, a Iranian regime that commands the death of America and the death of Americans (all of us), the Islamic Nazis are now taking over Yemen and threatening Saudi Arabia at the same time. Peruse some of these links below and you will find a religious-fascist regime hell bent on conquering the Middle East and ultimately conquering the world. This is the fascist regime John Kerry and Barack Hussein Obama seem to have an affinity for and which they unilaterally pit the United States against our long-time Middle Eastern ally, Israel:

Saudi Arabia building up military near Yemen border - U.S. officials


I've been reading Sam Harris' End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason and was struck by some passages and how pertinent they are to what is going on in this burning world we live in.  Sam Harris indicated the central theme of his book by stating: 
"One of the central themes of this book, however, is that religious moderates are themselves the bearers of a terrible dogma: they imagine that the path to peace will be paved once each of us has learned to respect the unjustified beliefs of others. I hope to show that the very ideal of religious tolerance—born of the notion that every human being should be free to believe whatever he wants about God—is one of the principal forces driving us toward the abyss." 
Ain't that the truth!  Well said, Mr. Harris...

Later, he writes the following:
"We can no longer ignore the fact that billions of our neighbors believe in the metaphysics of martyrdom, or in the literal truth of the book of Revelation, or any of the other fantastical notions that have lurked in the minds of the faithful for millennia—because our neighbors are now armed with chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. There is no doubt that these developments mark the terminal phase of our credulity. Words like “God” and “Allah” must go the way of “Apollo” and “Baal,” or they will unmake our world."
How about this:
"Moderates do not want to kill anyone in the name of God, but they want us to keep using the word “God” as though we knew what we were talking about. And they do not want anything too critical said about people who really believe in the God of their fathers, because tolerance, perhaps above all else, is sacred. To speak plainly and truthfully about the state of our world—to say, for instance, that the Bible and the Koran both contain mountains of life-destroying gibberish—is antithetical to tolerance as moderates currently conceive it. But we can no longer afford the luxury of such political correctness. We must finally recognize the price we are paying to maintain the iconography of our ignorance."
And this (certainly made me think of Barack Hussein Obama): 
"Most people in positions of leadership in our country will say that there is no direct link between the Muslim faith and “terrorism.” It is clear, however, that Muslims hate the West in the very terms of their faith and that the Koran mandates such hatred. It is widely claimed by “moderate” Muslims that the Koran mandates nothing of the kind and that Islam is a “religion of peace.” But one need only read the Koran itself to see that this is untrue: Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate. (Koran 9:73) Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous. (Koran 9:123)"
As I've said many times before, World War III is upon us since 9/11 and it is a religious war of Muslims against non-Muslims.  As an atheist, I do not wish to partake in this religious war, but I'm certain the Muslims would consider me an infidel like any other Christian, Jew, or Hindu.  I also think words like "God" and "Allah" and "Abraham" and "Muhammad" and "Jesus" must go the way of "Apollo" and "Baal" and "Zeus" and "The Golden Cafe".  I firmly believe we must finally realize how and why fictitious religions poison everything and we must stop our theism and ignorance at once.  The alternative, as I see it, is our total annihilation...

~Zarathustra