Calling All Adventure Seekers ~ “Budget Travel To Destinations Your Mother Would Rather You Stayed Away From”.

June 24, 2017

They call themselves Young Pioneer Tours, renowned and rated as one of the best North Korea travel operators and the one that lured young, impressionable Otto Warmbier to his ultimate death. Warmbier traveling on his own picked up the tour in Beijing. To quote Esquire Magazine, North Korea is not just another piece of pop culture. This despite what adventure you may be seeking or what you’ve seen of Dennis Rodman yukking it up with Fat-Boy. The obvious, stated by The Washington Post is that “the gulag of the Soviet Union, the concentration camps of Nazi Germany — they have been roughly replicated in North Korea. The whole world knows this…and yet the regime lives on”.


Young Pioneer’s Facebook page had this to say after Warmbier’s demise:

“The devastating loss of Otto Warmbier’s life has led us to reconsider our position on accepting American tourists. Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high.”

Ya think? Warmbier, the 22-year-old university student was medically evacuated from North Korea on 13 June and flown to the US. Warmbier had been jailed in North Korea after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after allegedly went into a staff-only area of the hotel and tore down a propaganda banner hanging on the wall, intending to steal it. He was returned to the US after 17 months in a state of ‘unresponsive wakefulness’ – effectively brain-dead where he died on June 19th. His parents have elected not to have an autopsy.

Is it a coincidence or are there freighting similarities between Young Pioneer Tours and Young Pioneers under the old USSR? That group of Young Pioneers according to Wikipedia, was a mass youth organization of the Soviet Union for children ages 10–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991. Young Pioneer camp was the name for the vacation or summer camp organized by the Communist Party for children in the 20th century these camps existed in many socialist countries, particularly in the USSR. The adolescents then typically join the Young Communist League. Prior to the 1990s there was a wide cooperation between pioneer and similar movements of about 30 countries, and not all of them communist. There were/are similar groups in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Nepal, Portugal, Sweden, and the US, where individual state districts continue the Marxist-Leninist tradition of supporting local youth chapters including the Texas, New York, Ohio, and Connecticut districts.

Is the attraction for this type of “adventure” the result of the garbage multiculturistic naiveté instilled in young people these days? I’m not sure, but whatever it was didn’t work out so well for young Otto.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Just How Independent Is This Special Counsel Who’s Been Unleashed On Trump?

June 14, 2017

I’ll tell you, not at all.

Rosenstein the Assistant Attorney General (he’s acting because the Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself) should not have appointed him just based on his longtime friendship with former director pajama-boy James Comey. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted as much:

“Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink”.

This from Byron York of the Washington Examiner:

“Should a prosecutor pursue a case in which the star witness is a close friend? And when the friend is not only a witness but also arguably a victim — of firing — by the target of the investigation? And when the prosecutor might also be called on to investigate some of his friend’s actions?”

If Mueller had half the ethics as Jeff Sessions he would never have accepted the job based on his long friendship and their mentor/mentee relationship going back years. Comey served under Mueller when he was Director of the FBI. And don’t forget Comey admitted in his testimony last week that he intentionally leaked his memo through an anonymous source to the NY Times with the sole intention of getting a special counsel appointed. Mission accomplished, but how slimy is that?

You have to wonder why in hell did Assistant Attny General Rosenstein appoint Mueller? He may have been trying to repair his name after Trump claimed that Rosenstein had recommended Comey’s firing, when it was later learned that Trump had already decided to fire him and the detailed recommendation was prepared ‘after the fact’ which embarrassed Rosenstein. That’s on Trump and his bull-in-a-china-shop manner.

Back to the facts of his conflict of interest. The first 4 hires by Mueller have been Democrats, which alone is not a disqualifier, but one worked for the Clinton Foundation, one of them had in two cases deliberately hid evidence from the defense and was subsequently repudiated by 9-0 by the Supreme Court, and all have donated tens of thousands to Obama and or Hilary Clinton in the past. This stinks and it will not end well for President Trump.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Another Nail In The Coffin For Free Speech

June 12, 2017

I’m all for home schooling and here is another good reason why.

Joseph Berardo was just one of the students who’s First Amendment rights were crapped on by the teacher and yearbook advisor who edited out the student’s Trump logos (Make America Great Again) from the clothing they chose for their yearbook photos.

The shirt on the left is what the student intended. The censored version on the right. This is terrible!

“Don’t you go to school to debate this stuff — at the collegiate level, at the high school level?” Joseph Berardo told the Press. “What’s frustrating to me is that this was the first election he took interest in, but what message did the school send?”

The teacher in question has been suspended, but she should be fired once it is ascertained that she did in fact deprive these students of their free speech rights. And sadly this has been going on a long time as I’ve written about before here, here and here. And college free speech -fugetaboutit!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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American Colleges & Universities In A Race To The Bottom

May 7, 2017

Take the scenario where a few high school friends get together some years after graduating and compare notes. Hat-tip Their higher education experiences differ as do their incomes. The high school teacher makes the least amount of money. A recent business school graduate makes a bit more. A third member of the group as a civil engineer makes even more than the first two, but there are 2 more that don’t have college degrees and they make even more than the rest of them. And they aren’t strapped with mountains of debt. One drives a Canadian National Railway freight train, the other owns a business that sells school supplies.

Keep in mind all come from similar backgrounds, their work ethic is the same, all their IQs about the same but having college degrees don’t mean these people will fare the same in the real life. You have to ask, is college worth it? And what I see going on today in our colleges points to a ‘NO’ for many people.

It’s actually worse than the high school friends above. Which institution will move the bar to the lowest point imaginable remains to be seen. These examples from American Thinker are freighting especially considering that tax dollars fund many of these institutions.

The University of California at Berkeley recently honored student Juan Prieto with an award for outstanding service to undocumented Illegal immigrant students. Juan then sent out the following tweet:  “Let’s celebrate 5 de Mayo by going to Dolores Park and beating the shit out of white people, in the spirit of La Batalla de Puebla.”

Florida Memorial University, an historic black college that produces a large number of teachers, announced it will be awarding a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science to Trayvon Martin.

Emory University will cover tuition (100% of financial aid) for all their students that are in the country illegally.

Mira Costa College in southern California will be offering scholarships to students who say they are transgender.

My suggestion is to read and understand Mike Rowe’s 12-point pledge, find something you like and pursue it any way, other than a college setting (interning, find a mentor, go to a trade school, read, read and read some more). You’d be amazed at what you can learn on the internet and YouTube.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Our Tax Dollars Incentivizing Jihadi Survivor Payments To The Palestinian Authority

April 27, 2017

Fact #1 The US federal government currently gives the Palestinian Authority more than $300 million in aid a year.

Fact #2:  The Palestinian Authority pays the families of terrorists and their survivors about that same amount, which amounts to approximately 7% of its annual budget. This is pure incentive to murder!

Fact #3:  Taylor Force, a West Point graduate who served in Afghanistan & Iraq died as a result of a brutal stabbing that also severely wounded 10 others.

Fact #4:  Bashar Masalha, the murderer was given a hero’s funeral & glorified as a martyr. His family, as is the custom will be paid an annual stipend greater than the average Palestinian earns.

Fact #5:  During the Obama era, U.S. payments to the Palestinians have averaged around $400 million per year. Under Obama the Taylor Force bill failed to receive a vote in either chamber.

For the Force family this is personal. Their 28 yr-old son, Taylor a tourist in Tel Aviv was stabbed to death while walking along the Mediterranean boardwalk promenade with friends on March 8, 2016. Luckily, the Israeli police shot Masalha to death. They don’t pussy-foot around like our mainstream media and so many pc politicians (“Gee, we don’t really know if this was an act of terror or not”), nevertheless Masalha’s family is set and will receive blood money annually.
A congressional bill called the Taylor Force Act if passed would cut off all US aid to the Palestinians it does not stop the payments. Lindsey Graham is the main sponsor in this bill (-for once he is doing the right thing and not criticizing other Republicans with his BFF, Senator John McCain).
Hopefully with our pro-Israel President, this time the Taylor Force Act will pass.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Why Are American Public Schools Pushing Islam?

April 23, 2017

It makes no sense whatsoever. “Access Islam” is a federally funded program directed at public school students in grades 5-12. Thankfully The Christian Action Network has demanded that President Trump’s recently confirmed Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, terminate the program.

A precursor to the program (programming, that is) began under Bush in 2005 (hat-tip Clarion Project). According to the earlier version taught students about the traditions, culture, and holidays of Islam. Then, it became greatly expanded under the Obama administration (drip, drip, drip). It’s being promoted by PBS, The Smithsonian, the Indiana Department of Education, and even the United Nations (of course they do!). WTF? is all I can say. Any yet the US Constitution or the Declaration of Independence ~America’s founding documents are given scant attention, if any at all in our schools today.

Students in this DOE sanctioned program are expected to learn passages in the Koran and to explain the meaning of those verses. Note, there is no similar program for Jews, Christians, Hindus or any other of the world’s religions. One of the learning (indoctrinating) videos shows a Christian converting to Islam who declares emotionally how he has found the true religion without any “intermediaries.” One phrase taught is “Allahu Akbar”, you know the one expressed during nearly every Islamic terrorist attack, that one?

I just don’t see what good can come of this indoctrination to a religion that treats women as 3rd class citizens, performs female genital mutilation on little girls, is known to murder gays and has a general philosophy of conquer or kill. And I especially resent my hard-earned tax dollars paying for it! How about you?

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Are We Losing Freedom or Gaining Freedom? Hint – The March Toward Socialism is Steady & Constant

April 18, 2017

I just caught this on Armstrong Economics, one of my favorite websites. Here is yesterday’s rather frightening headline:  India Outlawing Cash Altogether in 75 Cities. Wow! I’ve written about the push toward a cashless society in the USA, here and here and it’s gonna get worse. But it was just last November when India banned the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes ($7.50 & $15.00 values) almost overnight. Now they are outlawing all cash in 75 cities! Ninety-eight percent of all consumer transactions are in India are cash, so it was quite a blow to all businesses. Prime Minister Modi said it was designed to fight against corruption and money laundering. It’s always for our own good, especially if they can conflate it to be for “the children” or animals or some perceived victim group, but it’s never really those reasons at all. It’s all about control.

I do not want the government -you know the one that records and stores all of our emails and phone calls, etc., (google Utah data center) tracking where and how I spend my money.

Banning cash is a way to track & tax your every move: what you spend your money on, where you go, etc., and making judgments about it all. This will not stop since they cannot and will never cut their wasteful spending.

According to CNN Money, India’s economy had been thriving. Its recent 7.3% growth rate was the best of any major global economy. After demonetization, that may no longer be the case.

Prime Minister Modi is being cheered behind the curtain and every government is keenly watching the results (as they rub their greasy palms together). The townships were actually selected on the basis of a recommendation by none other than Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) furthering the G20 agenda to stamp out tax evasion worldwide. The old G8, an international forum (The Group of Eight) sought to address major industrial economies, whereas the G20 has a wider scope (think global governance and control). In 2014 Obama dominated the G20 Summit and made climate change the top agenda item. I know the ‘science is settled’, but many believe climate change is nothing but a massive, global scheme to redistribute wealth by over burdensome taxation and destroying capitalism while they are at it -like they did to coal in America.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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