This is the stupidity of people and our liberal courts.
A teen is killed by a train. Part of his body flies through the air and hits a woman. She sues his family.
Read it all and you decide, is she good to go in suing him? Or not?
Did you notice the gun? Better watch it again.
The dawn of a new year is usually a time of hope and ambition, of dreams for the future and thoughts of a better life. But it is a long time since many of us looked forward to the new year with such anxiety, even dread.
Here in Britain, many economists believe that by the end of 2012 we could well have slipped into a second devastating recession. The Coalition remains delicately poised; it would take only one or two resignations to provoke a wider schism and a general election.
But the real dangers lie overseas. In the Middle East, the excitement of the Arab Spring has long since curdled into sectarian tension and fears of Islamic fundamentalism. And with so many of the world’s oil supplies concentrated in the Persian Gulf, British families will be keeping an anxious eye on events in the Arab world.
Meanwhile, as the eurozone slides towards disaster, the prospects for Europe have rarely been bleaker. Already the European elite have installed compliant technocratic governments in Greece and Italy, and with the markets now putting pressure on France, few observers can be optimistic that the Continent can avoid a total meltdown.
As commentators often remark, the world picture has not been grimmer since the dark days of the mid-Seventies, when the OPEC oil shock, the rise of stagflation and the surge of nationalist terrorism cast a heavy shadow over the Western world.
After a bit more history, he then goes on to discuss the US:
Democracy itself seemed to be under siege. In France, President Paul Doumer was murdered by an assassin. In Portugal, the authoritarian, ultra-Catholic dictator Antonio Salazar launched a reign of terror that would last into the Seventies. And in Italy, the Fascist leader Benito Mussolini strengthened his grip, consolidating Italian power in the looted colonies of Albania and Libya.
Eighty years on, we have no room for complacency. Although the far Right remains no more than a thuggish and eccentric minority, the elected prime ministers of Greece and Italy have already been booted out to make way for EU-approved technocrats for whom nobody has ever voted.
In the new Europe, the will of the people seems to play second fiddle to the demands of Paris and Berlin. And if the eurozone crisis intensifies, then it is no idle fantasy to imagine that Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and their Brussels allies will demand an even greater centralisation of powers, provoking nationalist outrage on the streets of Europe’s capitals.
Sadly, there seems little point in looking across the Atlantic for inspiration. In 1932, President Herbert Hoover, beleaguered by rising unemployment and tumbling ratings, flailed and floundered towards election defeat.
The difference is that in 1932, one of the greatest statesmen of the century, the Democratic politician Franklin D. Roosevelt, was waiting in the wings.
Today, American voters looking for alternatives are confronted only with a bizarre gaggle of has-beens, inadequates and weirdos, otherwise known as the Republican presidential field. And to anybody who cares about the future of the Western world, the prospect of President Ron Paul or President Newt Gingrich is frankly spine-chilling.
With rising unemployment eating away at the bonds of democratic civility, the National Socialist Party was within touching distance of government.
And in the last days of 1932, after the technocrats and generals had failed to restore order, President Paul von Hindenburg began to contemplate the unthinkable — the prospect of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany.
We all know what happened next. Indeed, by the end of 1932 the world was about to slide towards a new dark age, an age of barbarism and bloodshed on a scale that history had never known.
Eighty years on, it would be easy to sit back and reassure ourselves that the worst could never happen again. But that, of course, was what people told each other in 1932, too.
The lesson of history is that tough times often reward the desperate and dangerous, from angry demagogues to anarchists and nationalists, from seething mobs to expansionist empires.
Our world is poised on the edge of perhaps the most important 12 months for more than half a century. If our leaders provide the right leadership, then we may, perhaps, muddle through towards slow growth and gradual recovery.
But if the European elite continue to inflict needless hardship on their people; if the markets continue to erode faith in the euro; and if Western politicians waste their time in petty bickering, then we could easily slip further towards discontent and disaster.
The experience of 1932 provides a desperately valuable lesson. As a result of the decisions taken in those 12 short months, millions of people later lost their lives.
Today, on the brink of a new year that could well prove the most frightening in living memory, we can only pray that our history takes a very different path.
Great stuff from the UK on how 2012 could end up being a terrifying year politically.
(stuff you won’t hear from our MSM)
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle has the nickname “the legend.” It’s a title given to him by his fellow soldiers. And once you hear his story, you’ll understand why.
Kyle is the “deadliest in U.S. history,” the New York Post says. So how many kills have earned him that designation? Just 160. He details many of them – and many other stories – in his new book, “American Sniper,” which hits bookstores today.
For example, he recalled taking out seven insurgents in Fallujah around Thanksgiving 2004:
It’s November 2004. Thanksgiving time. The second battle of Fallujah has launched, and Kyle is swaddled in silence atop an upturned baby crib, studying the enemy through a Nightforce 4.5-22 power scope attached to a .300 Win Mag rifle.
He’s feeling badass.
“We just got word that the president of Iraq said that anyone left in the city is bad – meaning, clear to shoot,” he recalled for The Post. “From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target.”
That was just fine with Kyle, who spent five weeks in the hideout, protecting Marines on the ground and bagging seven confirmed kills – adding to his official total of 160, making him the deadliest sniper in US history.
“After the first kill, the others come easy. I don’t have to psych myself up, or do anything mentally – I look through the scope, get the target in the cross hairs and kill my enemy before he kills one of my people,” Kyle writes in his new autobiography [...] .
But that’s just the beginning. There’s also the story of his longest shot – a bullet he fired from over a mile away:
The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill.
From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle.
Dead. From more than a mile away.
“God blew that bullet and hit him,” he said.
Kyle, an obvious man of faith, also exudes the gritty, salty attitude of a war-hardened soldier. The north-central Texas native grew up “dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail,” the Post writes, and in his book he doesn’t hold back.
“You see us? We’re the people kicking your ass. Fear us, because we will kill you, motherf-ker,” he writes.
And he’s right. In fact, he has two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with valor to prove it. That explains why in Ramadi, insurgents put an $80,000 bounty on his head and dubbed him “Al-Shaitan Ramadi” – “The Devil of Ramadi.”
Now this just stinks to high heaven and we can only blame our islamic president and his regime!
Remember, Soros is the liberal asshole who bankrolls any company or person that will aid him in his destruction of the USA. One of the liberals best buddy and Obama loves this man!
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE REVOLUTION COMES?
Start by reading this.
And try not to laugh especially when you find out they tell each other to avoid those who have guns…..and also to avoid zombies.
The guide, Anonymous: Survival Guide for Citizens in a Revolution, is “for citizens who feel they are about to be caught up in a violet uprising or revolution to overthrow the oppressive government of their country.” The guide details how to sense the first signs of revolution, how to prepare oneself, how to handle situations such as rape or robbery, and how to be as safe as possible when confrontations are unavoidable, among other things.
The top advice the group has for citizens? “Don’t panic:”
Don’t panic, stay cool headed.
Take a break and rest if your body needs to relax, lack of sleep is a major weakening factor.
Avoid consuming mind altering substances like alcohol and drugs. They will cloud your judgement and ability to think and act rationally. You are also arming the re- gime with propaganda that the crowd is made up of a bunch of intoxicated rioters. Don’t allow your movement to be portrayed in an unfavorable light.
Anonymous calls the 15-page guide a “snapshot” that will be constantly reworked and updated as necessary:
The guide is far from being complete and is no panacea, so DO NOT SWITCH OFF YOUR BRAIN.
The guide was released just before the group announced its hack of emails and credit card information and threatened week-long assault against the U.S. security think tank Stratfor.
The guide does advise in bold print that people “not try to fight men who have guns or any weapons” but talks about how to stage protests against “violent opponents.”
In some final marks, the guide states: “And whatever happens: Stay together and watch out for zombies.”
(am thinking that those who are prepared for the coming revolution and have the arms will roll over these idiots)