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The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. Astravogel

    The catte-rustling BLM couldn’t stand the heat (unlike
    the tortoises) in the light of day and have pulled out.
    Rancher Bundy had better be very careful for a while.

    • Enthalpy

      If the stories are true that the toad, Harry Reid, and Reid’s son were working a deal with China for the development of a solar power plant in Nevada by dispossessing the Bundy family, Harry should be removed from office.

    • It’s amazing that some endangered spotted tortoise needs to be protected with armed federal agents from grazing cattle, but they are not endangered from a solar plant being installed by a Senator’s son.

      The entire reason the government uses bugs, birds, owls, turtles, plants, trees etc as an excuse, is simply to CONTROL people and the land they want to use for their own purposes. It’s using animals etc as a SHIELD the same way they throw up children, elderly, minorities, women, whenever they want to do OR BLOCK something from happening.

      Look at the voter I.D. laws? “Oh, minorities can AFFORD to get an I.D. card!” “Old people can’t get to the DMV for an I.D.!” (but they sure can make it to the voting both no problem!)

  2. captstubby

    This Day In History .

    Finland, under Russian control since 1809, took the opportunity of the upheaval in Russia in 1917 (including the abdication of Czar Nicholas II in March and the rise to power of Vladimir Lenin and his radical socialist followers, the Bolsheviks, in November) to declare its independence in December of that year. Almost immediately, however, conflict broke out within Finland between radical socialists—supporters of the Bolsheviks in Russia—and anti-socialists within the government. In late January 1918, the radical socialist Red Guard launched a rebellion, terrorizing and killing civilians in their attempt to spark a Bolshevik-style revolution. A bitter struggle ensued as the Whites (as government troops were known )sought to drive the Reds out of Finland.
    On April 3, 1918, German troops sent by Kaiser Wilhelm II landed in Finland to aid White army.
    The Treaty of Versailles, signed in June 1919, recognized Finland’s hard-won independence;
    In 1932 the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Finland, which was reaffirmed for a ten-year period in 1934
    The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact in August 1939. The pact was nominally a non-aggression treaty, but it included a secret protocol in which the Eastern European countries were divided into spheres of interest. Finland fell into the Soviet sphere
    the Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939 (three months after the outbreak of World War II), and ended with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. The League of Nations deemed the attack illegal and expelled the Soviet Union from the League on 14 December 1939.

    During World War II, representatives from the Soviet Union and Japan sign a five-year neutrality agreement. Although traditional enemies, the nonaggression pact allowed both nations to free up large numbers of troops occupying disputed territory in Manchuria and Outer Mongolia to be used for more pressing purposes.
    Although Japanese offensives into the eastern USSR during this time might have resulted in the defeat of the Soviet Union, Japan was forced to concentrate all its resources in a resistance against the massive U.S. counteroffensive in the Pacific,
    On August 8, 1945, true to Stalin’s promise, the Soviet Union declared war against Japan, and the next day the Red Army invaded Manchuria. The same day, the United States dropped its second atomic bomb on Japan, devastating Nagasaki as it had Hiroshima three days earlier. Faced with the choice of destruction or surrender, Japan chose the latter.
    The Soviet government officially accepts blame for the Katyn Massacre of World War II, when nearly 5,000 Polish military officers were murdered and buried in mass graves in the Katyn Forest.
    In 1939, Poland had been invaded from the west by Nazi forces and from the east by Soviet troops. Sometime in the spring of 1940, thousands of Polish military officers were rounded up by Soviet secret police forces, taken to the Katyn Forest outside of Smolensk, massacred, and buried in a mass grave. In 1941, Germany attacked the Soviet Union and pushed into the Polish territory once held by the Russians. In 1943, with the war against Russia going badly, the Germans announced that they had unearthed thousands of corpses in the Katyn Forest.
    Soviet leader Joseph Stalin flatly denied the charges and claimed that the Nazis were responsible for the slaughter. The matter was not revisited for 40 years.
    On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler proclaims from his underground bunker that deliverance was at hand from encroaching Russian troops–Berlin would remain German. A “mighty artillery is waiting to greet the enemy,” proclaims Der Fuhrer.
    On April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission.
    The crippled spacecraft continued to the moon, circled it, and began a long, cold journey back to Earth.
    The astronauts and mission control were faced with enormous logistical problems in stabilizing the spacecraft and its air supply, and providing enough energy to the damaged fuel cells to allow successful reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.
    On April 17, with the world anxiously watching, tragedy turned to triumph as the Apollo 13 astronauts touched down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
    2009,President Barack Obama allowed Americans to make unlimited transfers of money and visits to relatives in Cuba.
    2013,Francine Wheeler, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting, used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during his weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.
    All 108 passengers and crew survived after a new Lion Air Boeing 737 crashed into the ocean and snapped in two while attempting to land on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

    and that’s the way it is.

  3. Astravogel

    Drudge Report today: Video of 40 mounted cowboys and cowgirls
    returning Rancher Bundy’s BLM stolen cattle after a confrontation
    at the gates under an Interstate bridge. Americans in Action!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Particularly disturbing were the militarized forces of the BLM. This
    is going to be a problem that needs solving. We the People are NOT
    enemy combatants and shouldn’t be threatened with force like this.

    • Now you know why the government ordered BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition. They are militarizing every portion of the government.

      Remember FDA armed guards busted in because people were selling unpasteurized milk?

      Armed guards busted in Gibson guitar and hauled off totally legal imported wood?

      Now armed guards bust in and round up cattle.

      While they ARM-UP with M-16 military-style ASSAULT WEAPONS, they and the media loose their minds when the public equals their firepower, which is exactly what the 2nd Amendment allowed citizens to do.

  4. Chelsea Clinton goes from ‘no way’ to ‘maybe’ on political bid
    USA TODAY POLITICS: http://onpolitics.usatoday.com.....t-company/

    One of my “universal truths of life” is that Chelsea Clinton 100% will run for, and win, federal office. That’s why she is living in New York City, and not Arkansas.
    Her father, and serial philanderer, Bill Clinton will win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Along with death and taxes, you can be sure to bet on these other two. It would be insane for either of these things to happen, that’s how you know it will.

  5. captstubby

    after Russia warned it will shut cut off Ukraine’s gas ,
    the Senate and House on Thursday quickly passed separate, and largely similar, bills to help stabilize Ukraine’s weak economy .
    The legislation supports $1 billion in loan guarantees for Kiev, provides $150 million in aid to Ukraine and surrounding countries .
    It does not include the International Monetary Fund reforms sought by the White House that were resisted by many Republicans. Senate Democrats agreed to drop the IMF provision in order to move the legislation quickly.
    But the House did not pass the Senate bill as was expected on Friday.(went on Spring Break).

    the Republican House Majority Leader, said there was less urgency after the IMF reached an agreement to release billions to the government in Kiev.
    WHERE DOES THE IMF GET ITS MONEY?
    The IMF’s financial resources are generated through IMF member country quotas, or subscriptions, that are based broadly on the size of each country’s economy. The United States is the biggest contributor with a 17.09 percent stake worth roughly $54 billion.
    In addition to the $242 billion, the IMF can quickly activate a crisis fund called the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), which would give it access to another $52 billion.
    The IMF agreed to expand the NAB in April, a decision that will eventually give it an additional $238 billion. It did this by adding 13 new contributing countries, including several emerging market economies such as Brazil, India, China and Russia.
    These new funds will, however, will only be available once approved by countries’ legislatures. The U.S. Congress has already approved a contribution of $100 billion to the expanded NAB, which is almost 20 percent of the total.

    I saw this and post it on behalf of my close friends and neighbors in my community who have lost EUC Benefits.

    Boehner opposes Senate legislation reauthorizing long-term unemployment benefits, as he has previously stated that the bill is “unworkable.”

    “Listen, I made clear to the president last December that if he wanted us to consider an extension of emergency unemployment benefits, it would have to be paid for and it would have to include things that would help get our economy going,”


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