Japan Didn’t See It Coming, But They May Have Just Avoided A Major Catastrophe

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Two earthquakes just hit Fukushima, Japan. Their epicenters were near the nuclear plants damaged by the Fukushima disaster.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the first earthquake struck at 9:45 PM JST, and the second struck 46 minutes later.

The first ranked as a 5.0 on the Richter scale, and the second ranked as a 5.2.

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported that there was no changes in radiocativity levels at the monitoring post in the Fukushima nuclear reactors.

Both of the nuclear reactors were, of course, already damaged by the tsunami caused by a 9.0 earthquake which struck in 2011, the worst nuclear power disaster since Chernobyl.

The quakes in this instance were not sufficiently powerful enough to cause a tsunami.

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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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Iwo Jima’s Marines: Still Showing Today’s “Youth Voters” What The Real Price Of Freedom Is

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In the summer of 1965, Marine Corps Boot camp training included the boast “If it weren’t for the Marine Corps, you’d be speaking Japanese.” It was true then, and it is still true today.

Sixty nine years ago, waves and waves of eighteen and nineteen year old Marines waded ashore on Iwo Jima to defeat the Japanese and help win the war in the Pacific on American terms. They fought to keep us from being the slaves of the Japanese and being forced to end up “speaking Japanese.”

By mid-February 1945, Franklin Roosevelt knew Americans were running out of patience and money for the war against a country thousands of miles away and on its last legs anyway.

Some thought we should make peace with the Japanese and cut our losses. The only resource America had left was a Marine Corps largely filled with tough determined teenagers. They were leaders in their communities. They were from big cities and tiny towns. They were a generation of Americans that understood it had to “put aside childish ways,” man-up, and fight. They were ordinary men who had to face a great challenge and win because they were all America had left.

Today, those young Marines are grandfathers and great-grandfathers; but they are still standing up to defend American freedoms. Unlike their foolish grandchildren who voted for Barack Obama, the men who hit the beach that day don’t support Obama and never have.

At nineteen, they were wiser than most of their grandchildren will ever be. They didn’t act on emotion; they had no time for anything but reality. Their hope and change was hoping to go home alive, not whining about how terrible things were.

If you meet a Marine Iwo Jima veteran, greet him with a grateful smile. Because of him and so many others, you don’t “speak Japanese.”

Unfortunately, Iwo Jima is ancient history to today’s “youth voters”; and we won’t hear much about Iwo Jima today. To the politically correct media, it’s also “ ancient history.”  There will be a few stories about how small groups of old Marines have gathered to mark the day, but probably not much more. These days, the Japanese are one of our largest creditors; so we dare not mention their barbarous conduct during World War II.

The 19 year olds of Feb. 19, 1945 that are still with us are all over 88 now, but there are fewer of them each year. The passing years have not diminished their achievement one bit.

Time moves on, and no one knows this better than Iwo Jima’s nineteen year old men; but they still understand the difference between what is real and what is fake. They know our young people have done damage to America beyond what all of our previous enemies could only dream of doing, but they will stand firm anyway.

Mark this day and celebrate the achievements of those brave men. Today, they are still trying to give us a chance to live free. Let each one of us resolve to be worthy of the sacrifices made for us at Iwo Jima. Let us cherish the gift they gave us and continue to give us. And let us always use our freedoms wisely.

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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Obama: I’ll have my way – or all Americans will suffer!





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No, this is not a direct quote from Barack Obama, but it is an interpretation derived from every statement he has made of late and his decision making regarding what would be funded (and what would not) during the partial government shutdown.

Since he was first elected in 2008, journalists and pundits have repeatedly exclaimed that Barack Obama is the first President in our history who does not love our country. Being a minister, I always initially refuse a bad report about anyone until there is ample proof; it is the benefit of the doubt. That day has come and gone, and I am now among those who believe that Obama actually hates America.

He has smashed traditional marriage; lifted homosexual perversion; used the IRS like a battering ram; left border agents, ambassadors, and good soldiers to die without help; raised the debt to unimaginable heights; and selectively battered various citizens and veterans with his shutdown. It’s all for his pet legislation, hated by most Americans, the personal idol of his life – ObamaCare!

In fact, I waited a full two years as Mr. Obama came at various governors on voting laws and immigration enforcement before concurring with those who say he hates America.

In 2010, in an article entitled “Obama Courts Latino Votes at Arizona’s Expense,” I was forced to say “Every time the President speaks, makes another appointment or ramrods a new bill through the democratically controlled congress, he reinforces what millions of Americans now feel; this President does not love America.”

This conclusion was reached only after it became well known that Arizonans living near the Mexican border were living in abject fear for their lives as illegal drug traffickers and gun runners were actually killing some of them. Obama instructed his Attorney General to stand against Arizona’s SB 1070, a law enacted to curb the influx of illegals into the state. No love in that act of political bullying.

It is hard to see a Commander in Chief who will not protect Americans from illegal marauders with automatic weapons – as a loving president. In fact, to suggest it is obscene.

Almost five years into his administration, it has proven time and again that if something is good for America, Barack Obama is against it; conversely if there is something America despises, he is behind it all the way. Think this is hyperbole or exaggeration? Consider recent developments connected to Obama’s refusal to negotiate with Congress.

Here’s a clue, Mr. Obama – most Americans did not blame Congress for this shutdown. We are glad they took a stand; it is as American as it gets!

The Daily News of Newburyport, Massachusetts published a story earlier this month about a tour bus filled with American citizens and visitors from Australia, Japan, and Canada being detained for hours by armed guards at our famed Yellowstone National Park.

The Daily News said, “The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest. When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.” Armed guards?

Is this the “change we can believe in” touted as the 2008 campaign slogan?

Catholics who are obligated to attend Mass are met with a sign posted to the door of their sanctuary that says “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice,” at the naval submarine base located in Kings Bay, Georgia. First Amendment rights are now suspended because of what – a fight over ObamaCare?

The most powerful story of all is found on the website of Warner Todd Huston. Huston’s site, Publius Forum, tells the story of 14-year old Morgan Jones, who is totally blind and has a fatal disease, but was granted her last wish by an organization known as The Lexington Dream Factory (which helps many dying children to have their last wish.)

Morgan, born with glutaric acidemia, has no chance of survival and also has no chance of fulfilling her last wish to walk up the steps of the Statue of Liberty. The Obama shutdown will keep her from that dream.

Her mother says she may never get back to the statue because the family cannot raise funds to bring her back from the state of Kentucky.

Does the President know of Morgan Jones’ plight? It is hard to say, since this is the president who didn’t know that conservatives were being targeted by the IRS, even after over 150 visits from the head of that agency.

Where was the media on Morgan Jones?

Is this a loving president? Should Americans feel warmed, protected, and secure with the idea of Barack Obama’s care for the nation?

It is here we can safely say that ObamaCare is his only care!

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29: 2

(First published at American Thinker.)

 

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Economic Chaos: Brought To You By….

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Bernanke and Obama Want More Economic Crisis

We predicted here at Capitol Hill Daily that Ben Bernanke wouldn’t taper the Federal Reserve bond buying this month. Yet all the pundits on Wall Street and in the media were fooled. They were fooled because they don’t understand the iron rule:

Don’t listen to what politicians say! Watch what they do.

If you act on the words of politicians (and Ben Bernanke is just another politician), be prepared to experience a head fake. Politicians tell you what you want to hear, not what they actually think or plan to do.

We were confident in making our prediction because we tuned out the D.C. propaganda and watched reality. Reality tells us that unemployment is higher than the numbers Obama’s Labor Department publishes. Inflation is higher than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) they publish. And the economy is much weaker than the Obama cheerleading squad is willing to admit.

If you don’t believe us, then give it the eye test. Drive past nearly any strip mall in America and count the vacant storefronts. Nearly every chain, from Staples (SPLS) to Best Buy(BBY), is shuttering stores. Restaurants are closing. Corporations are hoarding cash and not investing.

The talk of tapering has caused interest rates to spike, and mortgage loan numbers have tanked. New housing is barely off of life support. Car dealers still aren’t selling cars at pre-2008 numbers despite low interest rates and the average age of cars on the road reaching record highs.

The Federal Reserve will never be able to stop Quantitative Easing (QE) until the economy actually recovers. But mark our words… If they don’t stop it soon, they’re running the risk of causing a flash crash in the currency.

The world is already awash in U.S. dollars. China is dumping dollars. Russia is dumping dollars. Japan is weakening the Yen. If the dollar selling gets too great, and I see little reason to hold dollars under this wrong-headed policy, we run the risk of a total crash.

Even without a crash, the QE policy is systematically transferring wealth to the political and banking elites. Inflation is the greatest stealth tax in history.

And That’s Only Half the Story

Obama is playing a very dangerous game with the economy in the hopes of beating the Republicans in the 2014 elections. Here’s how his strategy works.

Instead of trying to come to an agreement on budget authorizations and debt ceiling with the Congress, Obama is playing brinkmanship and trying to create maximum financial insecurity. He believes he can hang a fall economic crisis around the neck of Congress and usher Nancy Pelosi back into the Speaker position.

John Boehner and Eric Cantor are being boxed into giving Obama the crisis he wants. Instead of fighting, they’re bending over backwards to try and forestall a crisis. What they don’t seem to understand is that Obama sees this strategy as weakness. He’s emboldened to create the crisis and therefore exploit Boehner’s weaknesses. He wants a democratic Congress more than he wants an economic recovery.

The best strategy for the Republicans is to actually rise up and fight. They need to remind the world that in the United States, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution makes it impossible to default. Every creditor will be paid. Every bond will be paid. Don’t let Obama get away with talk of default. It’s irresponsible and illegal.

Boehner should look Obama in the eye and say, “If you keep saying America is at risk of default, I’ll move impeachment proceeding in the House so we can replace you with a more responsible and honest president.”

Additionally, Congress has every right to end Obamacare. And they should realize that Obama can whine all he wants about shutdowns. Essential services such as the military and Social Security don’t shut down. It’s Obama’s constituencies of government worker unions, labor unions and bureaucrats that really take it in the chin during a shut down. Instead of retroactively giving people money for the time they didn’t work, this Congress should make Obama’s people pay a price for his irresponsibility.

Your eyes on the Hill,  Floyd G. Brown

This commentary originally appeared at CapitalHillDaily.com and is re-published here with permission.

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