Let me show you why the plunder of Cyprus is probably one of the most
brilliant acts of wholesale theft the world has ever known, why the
stolen treasure may be thousands of times greater than has been
suggested, and why the names of the victims, and the full value of the
loot, will remain a mystery forever.
In the days of wooden ships and iron men, colonial empires pillaged
entire populations. At sea, independent traders, merchantmen, privateers
and pirates (broadly, those who operated without paying tribute to to
one crown or another) were masters at avoiding the powerful warships of
unfriendly nations. Of great importance in this effort was knowing which
flag to fly, when, in order to avoid capture.
Our country was founded upon freedom from oppression. Are we still free from oppression? How oppressive are taxes? How oppressive are laws defining behavior? How oppressive are dictates by Presidents and agencies that are not representative of the people’s wishes? Is America actually a free country.
Jason Kissner recently questioned President Obama’s whereabouts in spring 1982, and also discussed in passing some of the courses Obama took while at Columbia. In response, I would like to try my hand at reconstructing the Columbia part of Obama’s college transcript based on the published record and my own knowledge of Columbia’s requirements as an ’84 graduate of the college. This reconstruction may be of interest to those who are curious about this part of Obama’s undergraduate education, and it may also shed light on where Obama must have been in spring 1982.
Columbia College is well known for its rigorous core curriculum. Students must not only study masterpieces of literature, philosophy, music, and art, but also take courses in science, a foreign language, and even physical education. These requirements add up to a total of 48 credit hours. Based on a typical student load of 16 credit hours per semester, a student would need to spend three semesters taking nothing but core courses in order to complete the requirement. (In practice, students typically take most of these courses in the first two years of study, perhaps getting to a few of them over the course of the next two years.) As will be seen below, as a transfer student with only two years to complete the core requirements, most of Obama’s coursework must have been devoted to taking courses in the core.
The original post continues with calculation of Obama’s likely credits..
Societies on Planet Earth evolved in different places, all rather unique in geography and climate, and all with disparities of race, religion, and language. As the populations grew, they naturally expanded, and when one group finally bumped into another, communication was too difficult, thus the territorial nature of humans arose.
Barons and kings and emperors and all manner of tyrants evolved…
I found this list at discoverthenetworks.org. It had no label, but judging from the names, I would assume many, perhaps most, of them are of the political left in America. I am speculating that everyone of them is into fundraising and is classified as tax exempt. I am posting them here for reference. Hope someone finds the list helpful.
The cartoon format seems a bit off the mark, but …
I am curious, not why, but HOW the MSM gets away with avoiding bloody news when it has thrived so many decades on just such sensationalism. When President Nixon had some amateur burglars break into the Democrat Party stronghold in DC, we nearly died from overdose by the repitition day in and day out until Nixon resigned.
From the Prison Planet: “I have just been informed by a former senior military leader that Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. “The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not”. Those who will not are being removed,” Garrow wrote on his Facebook page, later following up the post by adding the man who told him is, “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” whose goal in divulging the information was to “sound the alarm.”
http://RTR.org, now a leading conservative social blogger, has taken on the tedious task of tracking by Constant Updates to the secession petition tallies shown on whitehouse.gov. As it seems that the initial rush of reports and articles has fallen flat, and along with that the new voting has slowed to a crawl. As of this …