Archive for August, 2013

The three-part video below by Andrew Strorm shows the major leaders in the Charismatic renewal movement that is sweeping the world. Strorm connects the bodily gyrations and drunken behavior demonstrated by the movement’s hyper Pentecostals to the kundalini activations present in Hinduism and the spirit channelings of the New Age movement.

“The charismatic movement is largely the reason the [evangelical] church is in the mess it is in today. In virtually every area where church life is unbiblical, you can attribute it to the charismatic movement. … Its theology is bad. It is unbiblical. It is aberrant. … It is a very destructive movement … [made up of] hair-brained people who are just spinnin’ out whatever comes into their head and are prompted by Satan, not the Holy Spirit.”—John MacArthur

I.M. Kane

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UPS Drops Spouses from Insurance Plan because Obama’s Affordable Care Is Unaffordable

By Jerry A. Kane

UPS will drop 15,000 spouses from its medical insurance plan because Obama’s Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable.

[T]he costs associated with the Affordable Care Act … have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost.”—UPS memo to employees

Can you say single-payer health care? Obamacare is a step toward implementing a single-payer system where the private insurance market is abolished and the federal government provides womb-to-tomb health care for the proles.

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid put it, “What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction” in order to “work our way past” the country’s private insurance-based health care system.

Once socialized medicine is implemented, the proles will discover that “access to a waiting list is not access to health care.” Then of course, it’ll be too late to do anything about it.

Thanks for the gumball, Mickey.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “UPS to drop 15,000 spouses from insurance, cites Obamacare,” “Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system,” and “The Myths of Single-Payer Health Care.”

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Texas Cops Use Paramilitary Tactics to Enforce Code Violations

By Jerry A. Kane

Police from Arlington, Texas, conducted an early-morning raid at the Garden of Eden organic farm that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team, and a 10-hour search.

The police held 8 residents at gunpoint while they looked for marijuana plants; so when they didn’t find any, they seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants, numerous native grasses and sunflowers … [and] material for building projects” instead. Police also confiscated over two tons of materials, including compost, wooden pallets, furniture, and 24 tires filled with stagnant water.

“They came here under the guise that we were doing a drug trafficking, marijuana-growing operation. They destroyed everything.”—Shellie Smith, Garden of Eden owner

The reason for the massive police action was code violations, such as “grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises.”

“The purpose was to improve the quality of life, to resolve life safety issues within neighborhoods and to hold the property owner responsible for creating blight conditions on their property.”—Sana Syed, City of Arlington spokeswoman

Arlington police say the raid was conducted with dignity, professionalism, and respect. According to Sgt. Chris Cook, the residents were handcuffed for about 30 minutes and SWAT cleared the scene in 45 minutes.

Garden of Eden resident Quinn Eaker disputes Cook’s account. According to Eaker, eight adult residents were handcuffed and detained for hours during the raid.

“I think every single right we have was violated. Every single one.”—Quinn Eaker, Garden of Eden resident

Eaker, the only resident arrested by police, was detained for outstanding traffic violations.

Overkill has become commonplace in recent years for police departments. SWAT teams have been used to conduct alcohol inspections at a bar in Manassas Park, Virginia; to raid bars for suspected underage drinking in New Haven, Connecticut; to inspect licenses at barbershops in Orlando, Florida; and to raid a homosexual bar for suspected public sex acts in Atlanta, Georgia.

Police have also conducted paramilitary raids on food co-ops and Amish farms suspected of selling raw milk products.

They used to grow food in Kansas

Now they want to grow it on the moon and eat it raw

I can see the day coming when even your home garden

Is gonna be against the law.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Owner irked after raid on Arlington’s ‘Garden of Eden,’” “Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid,” and “The Fight for Our Rights- An Overview of the Situation and Issues at Hand.”

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Take four and see this video, folks. It’s classic!

Chocolate in the House!

Chocolate is mandatory!

I.M. Kane

Flying Robots – Songify the News 3 4:22 Video

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NJ Cop Harasses Disabled Vet for Having Service Dog on Boardwalk

By Jerry A. Kane 

A North Wildwood, New Jersey, cop issued a summons and then summarily booted a disabled American veteran, his wife, and his service dog from the 26th street boardwalk.

I expected to get more respect from him because of the jobs that we both have to do.”—Jared Goering, disabled U.S. Army veteran

Jared Goering, who served 19 years on active duty in the U.S. Army including two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, was harassed by one of Chris Christie’s finest and ordered to get off the boardwalk for having his 3-year-old service dog, Gator, (short for Navigator) by his side.

“He mockingly asked if all veterans get service dogs.”—Sally Goering, Jared’s wife

In 2009 while serving in Afghanistan, Goering’s vehicle hit two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) within 36 hours, and now he needs Gator to walk and to go up and down stairs.

[H]is dog is medically necessary and he is a service dog.”— Sally Goering

The Goerings said they showed the officer Gator’s service identification, but the cop went ahead and issued the summons and ordered them from the boardwalk anyway.

“We want the public to be aware that there are different types of disabilities and different types of service dogs – and police officers need to be educated about this.”— Sally Goering

Although no charges are pending, police officials insist that additional circumstances surround the case. North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey says the incident is being investigated, and a formal apology will be issued, if appropriate.

“Just like any veteran with disabilities with a service dog, to come back and be harassed and shown no respect, it upset me – it really bothered me. I was up most of the night thinking about it.”—Jared Goering

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Disabled veteran kicked off boardwalk because of service dog.”

Disabled Veteran Kicked off Boardwalk Because of Service Dog – Jared 2:35 Video

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Blacks Steal Women’s Purses from Their Cars at Gas Pumps Right under Their Noses

By Jerry A. Kane

Women have had their purses ripped from their shoulders, grabbed from grocery carts and from seats at movie theaters, but now brazen Sons of Barack (SoBs) are snatching them from their vehicles right under their noses at gas pumps.

It’s a common mistake to think “that while you’re standing next to your car no one would ever be crazy enough to try to break into it.”

The SoBs look for unlocked doors and unattended purses on the passenger seat and for women who are focused on the gas pump instead of paying attention to what’s going on around them.

You’re going to leave for a minute [sic] you think it’s ok to leave your purse or your backpack or something in your car.”—Mark Hudson, Fresno Police Sergeant.

The video below shows surveillance footage of a woman pumping gas into an SUV as a silver car pulls up to the adjacent pump along side her just like another customer would. While the woman’s attention is fixated on the gas pump, the SoB crouches down, slides a couple feet, opens the passenger door and grabs the purse from the seat. Then he jumps back in the car, and the driver speeds away.

“They say it’s sliding because they’re sliding below the eye level of the door.”— Jim Woods, Houston police officer

Police advise women to keep their doors locked and their purses out of sight or keep them with them while pumping gas.

“The best thing to do is to make sure your stuff’s not in the car when you leave it … [or] leave it at home, put it in the trunk. Don’t leave it in plain view.”—Mark Hudson

It takes only a few seconds for a SoB to slide in and swipe a purse.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for feral yutes, and we’ll leave the light on for ya.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Sneaky ‘sliders’ snag purses at pump” and “Purse Thefts at Gas Pumps.”

[FULL] Caught on Camera ‘Slider’ Thieves Steal Purses From Cars 3:13 Video

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Hollywood‘s Biggest Studios Worked with Hitler and the Nazis

By Jerry A. Kane

Ben Urwand’s controversial new book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler discloses how Hollywood’s biggest studios worked with the Nazis after Hitler took power in 1933.

In an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Reporter magazine the Harvard post-doctoral fellow talks about how the big studios tried to protect their business interests in Germany in the decade leading up to World War II by agreeing not to criticize the Nazis or condemn persecution of Jews in their films.

Urwand says the big studios allowed Nazi censors to make wholesale changes to scripts, remove credits from Jews, stop movies from being released, and kill whole projects critical of the rise of Adolf Hitler. Scenes or dialogue the censors thought made Hitler and the Nazis look bad or dwelled on the mistreatment of Jews were not just cut from German film versions, they also were cut from American versions and versions shown anywhere in the world.

In May 1933, screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz‚ who would later write Citizen Kane, and RKO producer Sam Jaffe formed an independent company to make The Mad Dog of Europe, a film about the Nazi regime’s treatment of Jews in Germany. The film never saw the light of day because “the major studios had put ‘thumbs down’ on any films of this kind.”

“We have interests in Germany; I represent the picture industry here in Hollywood; we have exchanges there; we have terrific income in Germany and, as far as I am concerned, this picture will never be made.”—Louis B. Mayer, MGM executive

The episode turned out to be the most important moment in all of Hollywood’s dealings with Nazi Germany. It occurred in the first year of Hitler’s rise to power, and it defined the limits of American movies for the remainder of the decade.

Indeed, Hollywood would not make an important anti-Nazi film until 1940.

Warner Bros. did release Confessions of a Nazi Spy in 1939, but the B-picture didn’t affect MGM, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox’s business dealings with the Nazis. Even after the Nazis invaded Poland in September 1939, MGM still donated 11 of its films to help with the German war relief effort.

In the most important and chilling decade leading up to World War II, Hollywood’s big studios could have alerted the world to what Hitler and the Nazis were doing in Germany, instead they chose to preserve and protect their business interests in the German market.

“We would be very grateful if you could provide us with a note from the Führer in which he expresses his opinion of the value and effect of American films in Germany. We ask you for your kind support in this matter, and we would be grateful if you could just send us a brief notification of whether our request will be granted by the Führer. Heil Hitler!”—a letter from the Berlin branch of 20th Century Fox to Hitler’s office

Hitler understood the enormous cultural power of movies to elicit emotion and shape the way the masses think, which makes Hollywood’s cooperation with Nazi Germany all the more frightening.

“The shadow of Babylon had fallen over Hollywood, a serpent spell in crude cuneiform;”

I.M. Kane

For more of the interview story see, The Chilling History of How Hollywood Helped Hitler (Exclusive)

Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler 3:29 Video

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Chaplain Assistant Could Face Court Martial for Calling Homosexuality a Sin

By Jerry A. Kane

An Army chaplain’s assistant could be court martialed for posting homosexuality is a sin on her personal Facebook page. The Facebook post was in reaction to a documentary she had watched about a pastor who endorsed homosexuality.

“A lot ticked off, now to all my gay friends you know I care about you so don’t think otherwise. I’m watching this documentary and this gay guy went to a church and the Pastor was telling him that he needs to embrace his way and know that it is not a sin. Ok umm wow, dude it is. I’m sick of people making Gods word what it’s not. Yes God loves you as a person but He hates the sin. Tired of hearing about Pastors being ok with homosexuality.”—Facebook post by chaplain’s assistant

The 26-year-old evangelical Christian, who wishes to remain anonymous, said her commander told her that her Facebook post “was creating hostile and antagonistic environment in the unit” and ordered her to “take it down or face a UCMJ [Uniform Code of Military Justice court martial].

The chaplain’s assistant vows not to remove the post because she doesn’t see anything hostile or antagonistic in it or think she’s done anything wrong.

“I haven’t taken it down and I won’t take it down. … For me to do that would be to say they won. Where does it stop? If they are going to silence me on Facebook, where will it stop?”—anonymous chaplain’s assistant

Her pastor at Radiant Church in Colorado Springs also doesn’t see anything objectionable in the posting.

“I read what she posted and there was absolutely no trace of animus, disrespect or hostility. … Her issue [was] with pastors who refuse to acknowledge scriptural teaching about homosexual behavior.”—Todd Hudnall, Radiant Church pastor

The chaplain’s assistant thinks that people in her unit reported her to the commander. She says she’ll stand her ground and go to court if necessary.

Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty has contacted her and will support her if she needs it.

“Just because a person wears a uniform does not mean they give up their religious liberties and their ability to speak about matters of faith.”—Ron Crews

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Army Chaplain’s Asst. Faces Punishment for Christian Beliefs” and “Army Chaplain Assistant Reportedly Threatened With Reduction in Pay and Rank Over Facebook Post Calling Homosexuality a Sin.”

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Illinois Cops Kill 95-Yr-Old War Hero

By Jerry A. Kane

A 95-year-old resident of an assisted-living center in Park Forest, Illinois, died of blunt force trauma of the abdomen after police tased him and shot him with bean-bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun.

First they tased him, but that didn’t work. So they fired a shotgun, hitting him in the stomach with a bean-bag round. Wrana was struck with such force that he bled to death internally.—John Kass, Chicago Tribune reporter

On July 27, police were called to the Victory Centre senior living facility where John Wrana allegedly threatened the facility’s staff and employees of a private ambulance company with a metal cane and a 24-inch shoehorn during his involuntarily transfer to a clinic for medical treatment.

Once the police arrived, they kept the staff out of the room, and ordered the World War II vet to drop the cane and shoehorn and surrender.

The staff was not inside once the police were on the scene. … They (the police) were in charge at that point.”—Maria Oliva, Pathway Senior Living, executive

According to a police statement, Wrana refused to comply with their instructions and continued making threats and picked up a “12-inch butcher type kitchen knife” instead. Police then attempted to stun Wrana with a Taser; but when that didn’t work they shot him with bean-bag rounds.

At some point, I’m told there were between five and seven police officers, they went back to the room with a riot shield in hand, entered the door and shot him with a shotgun that contained bean-bag rounds.”—Nicholas Grapsas, attorney

The staff and family who were at the facility when the incident happened said they didn’t see Wrana with a knife. They also said that the old man was sitting a chair when the altercation occurred.

I wasn’t at the scene, and maybe the police have a good explanation. But common sense tells me that cops don’t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man.—John Kass

The police statement seems to suggest that the responding officers had no alternative but to shoot Wrana because he posed an immediate threat to the staff. However, Oliva said that the staff was kept out of the room once the police arrived, so there was no imminent threat to them.

“We don’t know what occurred. We don’t know what information they had at that time. If you don’t have all of the facts, it’s hard to judge someone. … Anyone can be dangerous.”—unnamed senior police official who trains police recruits in defensive tactics

Residents at the senior living community think that the police used disarming tactics that were too excessive for a man who was a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday.

Most veteran cops I talked to suspect this is a case of unnecessary force. I’ve never met a police officer who couldn’t handle a 95-year-old man in a walker. And John Wrana wasn’t Jason Bourne. He was an old war veteran who didn’t want to be pushed around.—John Kass

An autopsy conducted by the Cook County medical examiner’s office found that Wrana died from injuries suffered in an incident.

Bean-bag rounds can be especially dangerous when fired at close proximity, and present a serious risk of death or injury when fired from less than 10 feet away.

Wrana’s death has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit is reviewing the case.

I want answers. I want someone held accountable.”—Sharon Mangerson, Wrana’s stepdaughter

Park Forest police have not yet commented on the incident. 

“This was a literal war hero. It’s outright insulting when you have such lack of respect for someone who served our country to the extent he did.”—Nicholas Grapsas

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Was police killing of 95-year-old necessary?” and “Police kill 95-year-old man with bean-bag rounds.”

Police Kill 95-Year-Old Man with Bean-Bag Rounds 2:33 Video

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Legionnaires’ Disease Scandal Continues to Fester

By Jerry A. Kane

At least five military veterans have died and thousands more could still be at risk from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at two VA hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The outbreak likely began in early 2011 and ended in November 2012, but its effects fester.

So far the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have linked five deaths and 21 illnesses to the disease. However, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper investigation puts the number higher.

CDC went through patient medical records back to 2007, but the agency did not look at the hospitals’ test results to find out when the Legionella bacteria might have been in the water systems. Using documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, the newspaper investigation discovered that VA hospital workers had found Legionella bacteria in the water systems in 2007, five years before the VA announced the outbreak of the disease.

These revelations paint a troubling picture of rampant mismanagement and incompetence among some officials within the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system. Unfortunately, incompetence and mismanagement — coupled with an extreme reluctance to come clean about the facts — have defined the department’s response to the tragic Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Pittsburgh.“—Jeff Miller, (R-FL), Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee

When the outbreak first occurred, the Department of Veterans Affairs downplayed it as minor, sickening only four people. But as the details unfolded, it became “clear that VA officials were concerned more about their own careers than the health or well-being of veterans.”

And now Pittsburgh’s “minor” outbreak has mushroomed into a full-blown national scandal, garnering the attention of Congress and the VA’s inspector general. The questions now being asked are could the outbreak have been prevented and have others been exposed to the disease.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist who served on a federal committee that investigated Legionnaires’ outbreaks in the late 1970s thinks that more people were exposed to the disease at the hospitals and do not know it.

The rub is that the officials who presided over the two-year outbreak not only continue to manage Pittsburgh’s VA healthcare system, they also received bonuses for their outstanding efforts during that time. Regional VA director and former CEO of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Michael Moreland, was awarded a $63,000 bonus from the White House.

The White House also doled out bonuses to 46 other VA managers last year. The bonuses are part of a program that gives senior executives cash awards equal to 35 percent of their salaries. The senior executive pay scales starts at about $120,000, which would make the bonus close to $42,000. The bonuses have been suspended this year due to budget cuts.

The VA managers’ handling of the outbreak has many area veterans concerned about going to the hospitals for treatment.

“Veterans coming back from war need to have trust in the health care system of the federal government. By not fully disclosing information, it makes veterans apprehensive about seeking care within the VA.”—Ron Conley, Director, veterans services for AlleghenyCounty

Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that can be deadly, especially for the elderly, smokers, and people with weak immune systems. It is caused by the bacteria legionella. Mist or vapor contaminated with the legionella bacteria can come from whirlpool spas, bathtubs, air-conditioning units, and drinking fountains.

“How can we stand by and not hold accountable those who neglected our veterans, whose love of God and country inspired them to serve and preserve our country’s people and our fundamental liberties?”— Salena Zito, staff writer, columnist, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Too tired to care about VA scandal?,” “Congressmen: VA Pittsburgh ignored requests for Legionnaires’ records,” and Lawmakers accuse VA of covering up veterans’ deaths.

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