Coach Dave Propose A “Christian Values Political Party”

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Sessions: Obama Now ‘Emperor of the United States’

Sessions: Obama Now ‘Emperor of the United States’. http://tiny.iavian.net/3f86

http://www.weeklystandard.com

Sessions: Obama Now ‘Emperor of the United States’

Senator Jeff Sessions calls Barack Obama an “Emperor of the United States” now that the president is going ahead with executive amnesty.

“President Obama previously said he could not issue an executive amnesty because ‘I’m the President of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.’ Well, apparently we now have an ‘Emperor of the United States,’” Sessions writes in a statement.

“President Obama’s immigration order would provide illegal immigrants with the exact benefits Congress has repeatedly rejected: Social Security numbers, photo IDs and work permits—which will allow them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans in every occupation. Congress must not allow this unconstitutional action. That means Congress should fund the government while ensuring that no funds can be spent on this unlawful purpose.”

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Obama immigration action ‘slap in the face,’ top GOP lawmakers

Obama immigration action ‘slap in the face,’ top GOP lawmakers say. http://tiny.iavian.net/3f5t

http://www.washingtontimes.com

Obama immigration action ‘slap in the face,’ top GOP lawmakers say

The top House Republicans who oversee immigration policy called President Obama’s expected action this week to grant temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants a “slap in the face to the American people and the Constitution” in a letter sent Wednesday.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul sent the president the letter to register their objections and pleading with him to work with them instead on legislation.

“Let’s secure the border, enforce our immigration laws in the interior of the United States, and build a broad consensus for immigration reform,” the two said. “Otherwise, as the chairmen of the committees with oversight over border security and our nation’s immigration laws, we will be forced to use the tools afforded to Congress by the Constitution to stop your administration from successfully carrying out your plan.”

The two chairmen didn’t say what tools they have — and most analysts say that short of a difficult fight over canceling funding for the president’s favored projects, Congress is toothless. The courts, meanwhile, have been reluctant to referee these disputes.

For his part Mr. Obama has said he’s given Congress enough chances to act, and he must go it alone now.

The president has said he still welcomes Congress’s action next year, and anything they do will supersede his own actions, but in the meantime he is deporting illegal immigrants he doesn’t think deserve to be deported.

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Police Expert: War On Terror Has Turned Our Cops Into Occupying Armies – And We’re The Enemy

by Travis Gettys for  Raw Story 

The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.

 

Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.

 

“I remember it being drilled into me as a police officer, as a sergeant and then as a lieutenant: partnership, problem-solving, and prevention – the three Ps,” Nolan said Wednesday during a panel sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

 

He said police were heavily trained to form alliances to help them to better serve and protect communities, and he said those relationships clearly don’t exist in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

While the war on drugs is frequently cited as a major factor in the breakdown of civil liberties and police-community relations, Nolan said a more recent shift was largely to blame.

 

“In the early 2000s, particularly after 9/11, we saw a paradigm shift from community policing and problem-oriented principles to the war on terror, and we became Homeland Security police,” said Nolan, who has worked in the federal agency’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

 

He said this shift toward “homeland security” had quickly destroyed the relationships police had worked nearly two decades to build.

 

“I think what has happened as a direct result of that, is that those relationships that we forged, and worked so hard to attain and to maintain in the late 1980s and early 1990s, began to erode because the police were seen, particularly in communities of color, as an army of occupation,” Nolan said.

 

“If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality,” he continued. “We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities – particularly in communities of color.”

 

(snip) Continue reading at Oath Keepers’ national website, where you may leave your comments as well as enjoy the video of this former senior policy analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. This expert is not some disgruntled citizen who is screaming about the militarization of our police — he is the former senior policy analyst at DHS and an experienced, calm authority who is trying to help solve the problem of police militarization and the American people’s rejection of that idiocy. The brief  video will impress all viewers.

 

url:http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/11/16/police-expert-war-on-terror-has-turned-our-cops-into-occupying-armies-%E2%80%94-and-we%E2%80%99re-the-enemy/  

Ramping up your news scans over the Ferguson, Missouri “state of emergency” and expected roll-out of over a hundred DHS enforcement vehicles? You’ll want this video kept close at hand. 

Salute!
Elias Alias, editor

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The Sun Does Not SHINE” on Green Energy Production

Huge solar plant lags in early production. http://tiny.iavian.net/3eaz

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest solar power plant of its type in the world – once promoted as a turning point in green energy – isn’t producing as much energy as planned.

One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn’t shining as much as expected.

Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February, with operators saying it would produce enough electricity to power a city of 140,000 homes.

So far, however, the plant is producing about half of its expected annual output for 2014, according to calculations by the California Energy Commission.

It had been projected to produce its full capacity for 8 hours a day, on average.

“Factors such as clouds, jet contrails and weather have had a greater impact on the plant than the owners anticipated,” the agency said in a statement.

It could take until 2018 for the plant backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to hit its annual peak target, said NRG Energy Inc., which operates the plant and co-owns it with Google Inc. and BrightSource Energy.

“During startup we have experienced … equipment challenges, typical with any new technology, combined with irregular weather patterns,” NRG spokesman Jeff Holland said in a statement. “We are confident that Ivanpah’s long-term generation projections will meet expectations.”

The technology used at Ivanpah is different than the familiar photovoltaic panels commonly used for rooftop solar installations. The plant’s solar-thermal system – sometimes called concentrated-solar thermal – relies on nearly 350,000 computer-controlled mirrors at the site, each the size of a garage door.

The mirrors reflect sunlight to boilers atop 459-foot towers – each taller than the Statue of Liberty. The resulting steam drives turbines to create electricity.

When the $2.2 billion complex opened, Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz called it a “symbol of the exciting progress” in renewable energy.

While the agency still says the project remains in good standing, Kaitlin Meese, an analyst at research firm Bentek Energy, said its early production figures “do not paint a strong picture for solar-thermal technology development.”

The operation of such plants is highly dependent on weather conditions, and predicting when and how strongly the sun will shine is not a perfect science.

A little bit of inefficiency with mirrors can translate into a loss of power output ranging from small to significant, said Dr. Neil Fromer, executive director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology.

Problems could include getting the thousands of mirrors pointed in precisely the right direction, especially in the cool early morning, or keeping them clean in the dusty Mojave Desert.

Operators initially expected to need steam from gas-powered boilers for an hour a day during startup. After operations began, they found they needed to keep boilers running more than four times longer – an average of 4 1/2 hours a day.

State energy regulators in August approved the plant’s request to increase the natural gas it is allowed to burn by 60 percent.

Additional natural gas could also be needed to operate boilers when clouds thicken or to maintain output at the end of the day and extend the capability for power production, the company said.

“Because the plant requires sunlight to heat water and turn it to steam, anything that reduces the sunlight will affect steam conditions, which could damage equipment and potentially cause unsafe conditions,” said the commission, which approved the request for increased gas use.

Fromer said it was surprising that so much additional gas is needed, adding that it “signals to me they have some very large problems that they are going to need to sort out.”

Plants owners said they are learning on the fly to some extent.

“For some aspects of operation, the only way to fully understand how the systems work has been through the experience of operating,” plant owners wrote in the request to increase gas use.

Holland said the company always expected a ramp-up period of four years to reach maximum output. That extended period was not publicly disclosed, however. Holland said it is outlined in confidential agreements with two California utilities buying the power, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Brightsource said on its website that the weather has generally been substantially worse than historical averages – in other words, cloudy – resulting in reduced output in certain months.

“We remain confident that over time the sun at Ivanpah will be more than sufficient for the plant to meet its expected performance targets,” the statement said.

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The Sun Does Not SHINE” on Green Energy Production

Huge solar plant lags in early production. http://tiny.iavian.net/3eaz

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest solar power plant of its type in the world – once promoted as a turning point in green energy – isn’t producing as much energy as planned.

One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn’t shining as much as expected.

Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February, with operators saying it would produce enough electricity to power a city of 140,000 homes.

So far, however, the plant is producing about half of its expected annual output for 2014, according to calculations by the California Energy Commission.

It had been projected to produce its full capacity for 8 hours a day, on average.

“Factors such as clouds, jet contrails and weather have had a greater impact on the plant than the owners anticipated,” the agency said in a statement.

It could take until 2018 for the plant backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to hit its annual peak target, said NRG Energy Inc., which operates the plant and co-owns it with Google Inc. and BrightSource Energy.

“During startup we have experienced … equipment challenges, typical with any new technology, combined with irregular weather patterns,” NRG spokesman Jeff Holland said in a statement. “We are confident that Ivanpah’s long-term generation projections will meet expectations.”

The technology used at Ivanpah is different than the familiar photovoltaic panels commonly used for rooftop solar installations. The plant’s solar-thermal system – sometimes called concentrated-solar thermal – relies on nearly 350,000 computer-controlled mirrors at the site, each the size of a garage door.

The mirrors reflect sunlight to boilers atop 459-foot towers – each taller than the Statue of Liberty. The resulting steam drives turbines to create electricity.

When the $2.2 billion complex opened, Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz called it a “symbol of the exciting progress” in renewable energy.

While the agency still says the project remains in good standing, Kaitlin Meese, an analyst at research firm Bentek Energy, said its early production figures “do not paint a strong picture for solar-thermal technology development.”

The operation of such plants is highly dependent on weather conditions, and predicting when and how strongly the sun will shine is not a perfect science.

A little bit of inefficiency with mirrors can translate into a loss of power output ranging from small to significant, said Dr. Neil Fromer, executive director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology.

Problems could include getting the thousands of mirrors pointed in precisely the right direction, especially in the cool early morning, or keeping them clean in the dusty Mojave Desert.

Operators initially expected to need steam from gas-powered boilers for an hour a day during startup. After operations began, they found they needed to keep boilers running more than four times longer – an average of 4 1/2 hours a day.

State energy regulators in August approved the plant’s request to increase the natural gas it is allowed to burn by 60 percent.

Additional natural gas could also be needed to operate boilers when clouds thicken or to maintain output at the end of the day and extend the capability for power production, the company said.

“Because the plant requires sunlight to heat water and turn it to steam, anything that reduces the sunlight will affect steam conditions, which could damage equipment and potentially cause unsafe conditions,” said the commission, which approved the request for increased gas use.

Fromer said it was surprising that so much additional gas is needed, adding that it “signals to me they have some very large problems that they are going to need to sort out.”

Plants owners said they are learning on the fly to some extent.

“For some aspects of operation, the only way to fully understand how the systems work has been through the experience of operating,” plant owners wrote in the request to increase gas use.

Holland said the company always expected a ramp-up period of four years to reach maximum output. That extended period was not publicly disclosed, however. Holland said it is outlined in confidential agreements with two California utilities buying the power, Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Brightsource said on its website that the weather has generally been substantially worse than historical averages – in other words, cloudy – resulting in reduced output in certain months.

“We remain confident that over time the sun at Ivanpah will be more than sufficient for the plant to meet its expected performance targets,” the statement said.

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TIME MAG covers for da POPE! And FAILS!

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We Need Your Support

Originally posted on ROWAN OATH KEEPERS:

In March of the upcoming year, we are going to host to the largest Veteran / Oath Keeper rally in North Carolina.

In order to pull this off, we need to raise funds for our guest speakers and other incidental expenses  (rent sound system stage, etc).

To reserve your tickets, click HERE.

Your Much Needed Donation Can Be Made HERE.

Here is the primary information about the event.


We are hosting a “SUPPORT AND DEFEND” rally in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Military members ( both active and veterans),   police officers and others who have sworn to protect the Constitution will be participating in a reaffirmation ceremony.

The Date: 29 March 2015

The following guest will be with us for the event.
Kriss Anne Hall   ( http://krisannehall.com/)

Sheriff Mack ( http://cspoa.org/)
Wild Bill for America ( http://www.wildbillforamerica.com/)

The funds we raise will help defer the travel and lodging…

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It Begins: German Bank ‘Charging’ Negative Interest To Its Retail Customers

Originally posted on Rowan TEA Party Patriots:

http://tiny.iavian.net/39o0

http://www.zerohedge.com

It Begins: German Bank ‘Charging’ Negative Interest To Its Retail Customers

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog,

Don Quixote is easily one of the most entertaining books of the Renaissance, if not all-time. And almost everyone’s heard of it, even if they haven’t read it.

You know the basic plot line- Alonso Quixano becomes fixated with the idea of chivalry and sets out to single-handedly resurrect knighthood.

His wanderings take him far across the land where he gets involved in comic adventures that are terribly inconvenient for the other characters.

He famously assaults a group of windmills, believing that they are cruel giants. He attacks a group of clergy, believing that they are holding an innocent woman captive.

All of this is based on Don Quixote’s completely delusional view of the world. And everyone else pays the price for it.

Miguel de Cervantes’ novel is…

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