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Sandy Hook, Navesink, Hereford and Cape May Lighthouses.

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 New Jersey is known for its’ 19  lighthouses along both east and west coastlines. Every year The state’s Lighthouse Foundation sponsers The Lighthouse Challenge, a two day event where all the lighthouses are open to the public except those out on the ocean of course. People from all over the country come there and it is a fun two days. I have been to one for one day and hope to attend for the two day one eventually.  Out of the 19 lighthouses I find that Sandy Hook, Navesink, Herford and Cape May are the nicest and most beautiful. Here is a brief description of each one as along with pics I took as I have seen them. :)

Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook is located on an abandoned military base called Fort Hamilton that has been shut down for a few decades now. Some of the buildings still standing are used by various universities in the area to study marine life and give classes in such. Sandy Hook is the oldest working lighthouse  in the country having been established in the late 1700’s after our founding. The Sandy Hook lighthouse first shone its beam on June 11, 1764, after the Provincial Congress of New York orchestrated two lotteries to raise money for its constructionSandy Hook Lighthouse, which was restored in spring 2000, is part of the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service. Seven days a week, National Park Service Park Rangers offer free tours every half hour from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Just adjacent to the light is  an old army mortar battery that used to house three huge cannons that was well comaflaged during WW11.You can explore the area which I have many times and see the huge circles where the cannons were.  I have included alive streaming video of the Sandy Hook Light below you can check out. :)  

Navesink Light

Navesink is just a five minute ride from Sandy Hook and you can see Sandy Hook from there. It is located on a high hill overlooking the inlet looking out over the ocean. Navesink is like a stone fortress with twin lights one of which is still working. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and inside is a wonderful and fascinating museum you can walk thru at your leisure or have a guided tour. They also have a nice gift shop inside where you can buy, books, coffee mugs, t-shirts and a model of the light with two electric lights which I have which goes for about $40.

The Navesink Twin Lights is a non-operational lighthouse and museum located in Highlands,Monmouth CountyNew Jersey, United States, overlooking Sandy Hook Bay, the entrance to the New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The Twin Lights, as the name implies, are a pair of beacons located 246 feet (75 m) above sea level on the headlands of the Navesink Highlands.

A lighthouse existed on the site since 1828, when it became an important guide and landmark for ships navigating the treacherous entrances to New York Harbor.

Hereford Lighthouse

Hereford Lighthouse is located in North Wildwood, N. J. and is about an hour away from Sandy Hook. Hereford is more like a regular house than the traditional looking lighthouse and is known for its’ beautiful, bucolic, well maintained gardens and nature preserve. You can see various small birds, squirrels and butterflies abounding there.  In fact they have several signs around the gardens saying:  “Do not chase the butterflies. This is their home.” On the property is a large gazebo that is used to host arts and craft shows and weddings .Leading up to the gazebo is  along brick walkway with inscriptions donated by people with the names of their loved ones on it that make interesting reading.  Inside is a small gift area and for a $4.00 donation you can take a self guided tour with notebooks they give you describing each room.  You also sit thru a short, but interesting video describing the history of the light. As you take the tour you see pictures of the former lighthouse keepers, their bedrooms and children’s bedroom and a big poster describing   their various duties. 

In the back is a small monument dedicated to all those lost at sea and a long walkway along the inlet.

Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse is located right on the ocean in a beautiful park in Cape May about a half hour away from Hereford. It is a tall white light with a red roof that really stands out and can be seen 20 miles out to sea. There are 199 steps up the light and they charge you $7 to go up it.  The light is surrounded by beautiful sights you can see from the top that make for excellent picture taking such as the beach and ocean, a water and brush sanctuary for migratory birds and a nuns’ (St. Mary’s) retreat for the sisters of St. Joseph. The light was constructed and overseen by Gen, George Meade of civil war fame and stands 157 ft.6 inches.

Outside the light on the beach just inches from the ocean is an old army bunker that is now sealed off that was built during WW11 when they thought they were going to be attacked by Germany. You can walk around it which I have many times and there are “keep off” signs painted all around it as it is quite dangerous, Legend has  it that the bunker is haunted by WW11 vets and some people have claimed to hear bugles blowing  late at night. Cape May is a very historic town with many well kept Victorian mansions and shops you can tour. There are many that are haunted and they give ghost tours and many books have been written about the mansions, bunker and  the  lighthouse  which is also supposedly haunted by the old keeper. I’m told that all are friendly spirits though of people who just love Cape May.

So if you ever come to New Jersey be sure to include these lights on your visit. ;) Check out the links below for some fascinating history and pics of the lights I have described.

 EarthCam – Sandy Hook Lighthouse Cams

Sandy Hook Lighthouse, New Jersey at Lighthousefriends.com

 SANDY HOOK-NJ CONOVER BEACON & NAVESINK LIGHTHOUSE – YouTube ( a nice music video hosted by two guys showing  Sandy Hook, Conover Beacon and Navesink lights)

Navesink Lighthouse, New Jersey at Lighthousefriends.com

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, New Jersey at Lighthousefriends.com

 Cape May Lighthouse, New Jersey at Lighthousefriends.com

The Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point, New Jersey – YouTube  (a great amateur video

Of what it is like climbing the Cape May Light and views from the top)

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

3000 Troops To Fight Ebola, But Not ISIS????

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 “Never let a good crisis go to waste because it gives you a chance to do things you couldn’t do before”—Rahm Emanuel

 Is Obama insane or what??? Sending 3000 armed troops to West Africa to fight ebola, but not to fight ISIS which threatens to come here and raise the flag of Islam over the white house? The last I heard you can’t shoot a virus. Here are a few reader comments that really sum this stupid decision up:

“There is no hope for Africa. A wasteland of corruption, tribal war and muslims. The only thing this will accomplish is to guarantee ebola comes to the USA.”

“Barack Insane Obama is sending 3,000 US military to “fight” Ebola
and have them join the infected as they combat this invisible killer.
But this screwed up excuse for a ‘leader’ will send NO military on the ground to fight ISIS as these killers behead American citizens and vow to destroy the western world…!”

“How exactly does 3,000 “Military Personnel” help fight Ebola??? Seems they need DOCTORS more than soldiers., That`s just 3,0000 more of our American soldiers who may get infected and die………or even bring it back HERE. WTF Obama??”

So we’re gonna send 3000 troops to an area where the deadliest virus known to man is rampant; a virus for which there in known cure or vaccine; and these are not necessarily trained health care workers but troops in other professions such as engineers and command staffs, and he will create an “air bridge” to get these troops to and from Liberia, and then back to the US, where they will interact with populations in the largest cities in the U.S.

What could possibly go wrong?

Let me see if I understand this. Leave our southern border completely unprotected. Allow millions to illegally cross, bringing crime & disease to the U.S., which has now spread to our children all over the country. Terrorists can walk over the border at any time carrying any type of weapons of mass destruction, but let’s not worry about what was once our country. Let’s worry about Obama’s homeland, and put our people in harm’s way by sending them into the danger zone. I suggest Obama go there himself and make a personal inspection. Maybe we will get lucky.

This is just another distraction like he always does when things get too hot to handle.  When Fast and Furious got too close to him he suddenly switched to the NSA scandal. When that got too bogged down on him he switched to the IRS scandal, When that got out of control he switched to the VA scandal, then Benghazi happened and now ISIS gets really out of control and he refuses to send boots on the ground even after every military leader that’s left that he hasn’t purged tell him to use boots and that air strikes won’t be enough, he comes up with this plan to send 3000 troops to West Africa to fight ebola. This administration says we don’t have to worry about it coming back here with them even though scientists have said it is now airborne. I never believe anything this administration says anyway. 

Meanwhile ISIS is plotting against us: 

An Islamic State (ISIS) magazine called Dabiq has warned that the United States and other Western “crusaders” are facing Armageddon at the hands of the terror group’s  fighters.

The publication is packed with disturbing pictures of bloody corpses, bombed-out buildings and knife-wielding jihadists, while one issue even has a section devoted to the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The Washington Post reports.

Filled with snazzy graphics and printed in English and other languages, the  magazine is being used as a recruitment tool by the terror insurgents to enlist and radicalize foreigners around the world. This whole ISIS mess would not have happened if he would only have left us in there training the people we just liberated and not in such a hurry to appease his base in pulling out of Iraq so now he comes up with this plan.

 According to an article in the Weekly Standard:

As the Obama administration and the American public have focused their attention on ISIS in recent weeks, conservative groups and leading Republicans have issued stark warnings like those that ISIS and other extremists from Syria are planning to enter the country illegally from Mexico. But the Homeland Security Department, the F.B.I. and lawmakers who represent them said “There is no credible intelligence to suggest that there is an active plot by ISIL to attempt to cross the southern border,” Homeland Security officials said in a written statement, using an alternative acronym for the group.

No incredible evidence even though we’ve found korans on the ground along the border and we’ve picked up people from Yemen, Pakistan, Syria and Afghanistan coming across the border and recently stealth reporter James O’keefe walked across the Rio Grande dressed as Osama and nobody stopped him.  But it will be interesting to see if President Obama explains why unilaterally putting boots on the ground for the sake of killing our enemies is unthinkable in Iraq and Syria, but, in order to cope with a virus, fine in Liberia.”

Yes as Rahm Emanuel once told Obama, “Never let a good crisis go to waste because it gives youa chance to do things you couldn’t do before.”

Obama sending 3,000 troops into Ebola danger zone…

 CONFUSION: NO BOOTS ON GROUND

ISIS Magazine: US Faces Armageddon at Our Hands

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Difference Between ISIS and ISIL and Why It Matters

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When you hear the media today refer to ISIS and sometimes ISIL they act like there is no difference between the two and some say it is the same thing. Well they should so their research like I did and find there is a difference mostly in geographical and philosophical ideologies. ISIS refers to the Islamic State of Iran and Syria, while ISIL refers to the Islamic State of Iran and the Levant.  The term Levant refers to a region stretching from southern Turkey through Syria to Egypt (also including Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan). The group’s stated goal is to restore an Islamic state, or caliphate, in this entire area.

The standard English term for this territory is “the Levant”, which is broadly why Mr Obama and Mr Cameron use the acronym “Isil”.

They are saying they don’t recognize Isreal as a sovereign state and thus part of the mid-east caliphate they are trying to establish and eventually a world- wide caliphate.

When you hear Obama refer to ISIL in his speeches, unless he is completely naieve or knows it or not, he is sending a message to the Islamic world that he doesn’t recognize Isreal as a sovereign state. The same goes for the media and  David Cameron too. Given Obama’s controversial background and negative treatment towards Isreal one can only surmise what he really thinks. As Lt. Col. Ralph Peters so eloquently put it recently “Because of Obama our allies don’t trust us and enemies don’t fear us.”

The following is taken from a newsletter I receive each week and this week they are warning against what ISIS intends to do and how unprepared we are. I can verify what they say is true. Anyone can. All you have to do is look around you.

ISIS, a radicalized Islamic group with ties to al Qaeda, is hell-bent on taking over Iraq in the name of Islam. From there, they plan to reestablish an Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East. Their ultimate goal is making Islam the dominant force in the world.

The crimes of this extremist group are many.

They have beheaded journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Innocent men doing their jobs in a dangerous part of the world.

They have carried out public executions – often on a mass scale. They kill men, women, and children with equal impunity. If your faith does not march theirs, the choices are to flee, convert, or die.

In some cases, they have surrounded and isolated those attempting to flee with the ultimate goal of starving them to death.

They have crucified people who do not agree with their ideology. Actually crucified them!

They have kidnapped children from Kurdish families, forcing them into schools where they will be indoctrinated with radical Islamic ideas.

They have driven more than 1 million Iraqis from their homes.

The cruelty of this group is hard to believe. It is beyond the pale what they are willing to do in the name of securing power for their radical ideals.

And they have plans to bring their campaign of terror here to America’s shores.

ISIS in America? They’re Already Here

The first evidence that ISIS operatives have infiltrated American society came about one month ago.

A picture of an ISIS flag taken in front of the White House along with the Tweet: “#AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere…” went viral on social media.

So far, the Secret Service and the U.S. Intelligence Office have not said if the photo and tweet are a prank or a sign of a serious threat. U.S. Intelligence did note that using Twitter is consistent with ISIS practices.

In video footage, ISIS militants have promised to divide America in two, they have threatened car bombs and explosives in our cities, and they extol a future where the flag of Allah is raised over the White House.

The question becomes, is this just empty bravado? Or is the next big terrorist attack on U.S. soil imminent?

According to Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, the ISIS threat is very real. He called it “beyond anything we’ve seen.” Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security stated on September 5th, that we are living in the “most threatening environment” since September 11th, 2001.

This new enemy has proven successful in recruiting Americans to their cause, so we are at a big disadvantage when it comes to preventing the next attack. We can’t assume it will be someone from Saudi Arabia or Iraq. It could be someone from Michigan or France.

Obama is responsible for creating ISIS when he supplied the Syrian rebels with tanks and ammunition to fight against Assad and then pulled out all our troops so fast from Iraq to please his base that  they didn’t have a chance to bring back their weapons and ISS collected all of them when they took over Iraq. So it’s no wonder he is dragging his feet in this situation.

David Cameron at least came back from vacation after the first American beheading and had an emergency meeting with his cabinet to decide what to do. Contrast that with Obama who went back on the golf course after a brief ten minute speech. Now after the David Haines beheading Cameron calls his group together while Obama gives wimpy speech saying we’ll stick by our British allies. Don’t forget that Obama gave the muslim brotherhood in Egypt,14 F-16 fighter jets, 200 Abrams tanks and a billion dollars. So if a mushroom cloud appears over one of our cities this is clearly on Obama’s head. I agree with the following comment I saw recently:

Jay love 

Typical Obama fashion for sure. we now face this MESS and it can be laid right at the foot of Obama and his Liberal base party 100% their fault this is even happening. this clown gets selected into an office he has no experience, nor stomach to handle and everything to do with foreign policy and defense has been an up hill push since the clown came into the whitehouse? he took all our expensive and hard won efforts in the middle east and tossed them into the garbage bin for his liberal base? the trillion dollars of treasure spent and the 4,500 American lives, not to mention the many thousands of severe injured and that is not even counted our coalition losses and everything those great men and women fought and died for was minimalized down to nothing except for how quik this coward could get out troops out of Iraq to appease his liberal base and his liberal concience! this is not the makings of a leader, or commander in chief he has no idea how to lead!!

                                 HEADS UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!~

 Isis vs Isil vs Islamic State: What do they mean – and why does it matter? – M

AOL.com Article – Islamic State’s war chest is growing daily

 Why Does Obama Call ISIS/Islamic State ISIL? Whose Side is He …

 PressTV – ISIL seeks Europe control in five years

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Obama Strategy! No Real Strategy,But a Goal!

The Two Faces  of Obama When Dealing With ISIS

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In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.”

“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”

He added, “And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”

Obama said the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, poses a threat to Iraq, Syria and the broader Middle East – including American citizens, personnel and facilities.

Obama’s strategy is no real strategy and nothing new. He’s basically using air strikes to combat the threat which he has been doing all along commenting in his speech that “We have had 150 successful air strikes in Iraq which have saved the lives of many men, women and children” However air strikes are not enough, you need to capture some of them and interrogate them to find out where they are located and what plans they have.

On the night of Sept.10th Obama laid out his four point plan to defeat ISIS even though he’s been aware of the threat for more than a year now.. The four points of Obama’s plan are:

1)A campaign of air strikes with the help of the Iraqi government and forma broad co-olition of countries to help.

2) Hunt down terrorists where ever they are.

3) Continue to draw on counter terrorism intelligence.

4) Provide humanitarian to civilians who have been displaced

This is basically what we have been doing, but the question is will countries like Jordan, Syria, and the UAE be willing to join in? Saudie Arabia already supplies ISIS. Notice he is referring to them as terrorists once again unlike previously referring to our presence there was “overseas contingency operations and “man caused disasters” and the Fort Hood massacre was ‘work place violence.”

Obama is a reluctant warrior. First he had no strategy, then he said they “could be managed”, then he said “we will follow them to the gates of hell”and now it’s  “hunt them down and destroy them,” which was borrowed from Bush’s 9/11 speech. So far only nine nations are joining us and they are reluctant too. He also mentioned he wants to support the moderate Syrian rebels which also support ISIS against Assad which we   supported  already.

Obama said, “We can’t do for Iraq what they can do for themselves and it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIS.”

All this is a day late and a dollar short to coin an expression. Just 13 days ago he said he had no strategy (even though he’s known about the threat for a year now and had more than enough time to come up with one) and America criticized him for not having one and spending too much time on the golf course more than any president in history. Obama tried to sound tough by saying all the tough American patriotic rhetoric like “America will always defend people who fight for their freedom” and “You will find no safe haven” and “We will destroy you” amongst other patriotic rhetoric, but  it came across as weak and phony to me because it is counter to what he really feels and believes. Mr. President you have to come off the golf course first.

I have always said to listen to what he says and then think the opposite and you will find what he really means. Tonite was no different. He said America is safer because of his air strikes.”We are not safer .ISIS now controls over thirty cities in Iraq and has control of land the size of Belgium. He said ISIS is nor Islamic when they certainly are. They are radical Islamic as opposed to  peaceful  Islamic and they are a state now controlling a mass of land that size.

Had he not pulled out in such a hurry to keep his campaign promise to end the war, ISIS would not have come in and taken over like they did. George Bush warned of the horrors that would occur if we pulled out too soon and now we are seeing his words coming true. Iraq, Syria and Libya are disasters.

No Mr. Obama America is not safer.  Never forget they said “See you in New York” and “we will raise the Islamic flag over the white house.” The 9/11 commission said they are at war with us we are not at war with them. Our borders are so pourous and we’ve seen people from Yemen, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria coming thru there. We have thousands of mosques in this country many of which recruit and brainwash young people into jihad.

Obama should have gone before congress first with his proposals instead of asking for their support in his public speech last night. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said. “All Obama is doing is kicking the can down the road for the next president like Bill Clinton did with Al Queda.”

Obama also gave a little campaign speech (probably because of the upcoming elections) in his speech saying the economy is on the mend when he knows it isn’t with 92 million people unemployed. Again listen to what he says and think the opposite. To paraphrase a Bee Gees song, “It’s only words and words are all he has.”

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Where Is Obama?

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                                      “I am a muslim.” – Barack Hussein Obama

The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit had a one-on-one meeting with Barack Hussein Obama.  

In this meeting, Obama stated that

“He was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the step son of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.”

“Here’s the difference between us. We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 
The world is in chaos, Russia invades Ukraine, Isreal and Lebanon firing rockets at each other causing 2000 deaths, illegals invading our shores by the tens of thousands, ISIS taking over city after city in Iraq  beheading anyone who stands in their way and promising to place the Islamic flag over the white house and threatening to attack Las Vegas and New York so where is Obama in all of this?

After coming off a much criticized and ballyhooed vacation  and telling the world including our enemies  that ” We don’t have a strategy for ISIS” he  goes off for a fundraiser in Westchester and Rhode Island then to an invite to George Clooney’s wedding.

Never in our history in such perilous times and threats to us have we had a president so disengaged and so seemingly not caring as this one. As Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said, “Our allies don’t trust us and our enemies don’t fear us.” Of course Obama’s defenders will say that his advisors are always with him and he’s always on top of things, but it doesn’t make for good imaging around the world. It has been said by many that the reason he acts so nonchalant and hesitatingly towards ISIS is because he doesn’t want to harm his Islamic brothers.

 In a recent interview with World Net Daily,former House majority leaderTom Delay criticized Obama for his muslim sympathies that is preventing him from acting decisively againt ISIS and the war on terror.

President Obama’s left-leaning political ideology combined with sympathies for Islam acquired from being raised by a Muslim stepfather paralyze him as he faces the threat posed by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND in an interview.“In defending America against radical Islamic terrorism, Barack Obama cannot be trusted,” DeLay said.

“Barack Obama was raised a Muslim, and he claims he is a Christian, and I can’t say for sure whether he’s a Christian or not, but he has shown over the last few years that he has great sympathies with Islam,” DeLay explained.

“You combine that with Obama’s political orientation that is far to the left,” he continued, “and you get a president who hates war, hates the military, and you have a formula for military inaction when it comes to combating radical Islamic terrorists like we are seeing in ISIS.”

DeLay’s indictment of Obama did not end there.

“You add to mix that Barack Obama is incompetent, way over his head as president, and the whole combination produces a worldview that makes Obama detached and reluctant to take the type of the military action against ISIS that would be effective,” he said

DeLay concluded Obama “does not want to face the reality of the danger and threat represented to the United States by ISIS, and he does not want to admit the connections between al-Qaida and ISIS, because he refuses to understand that we are in a war against radical Islamic terrorism.”

Can you imagine if this was Bush acting like this. There would be hell to pay. In fact when Bush was criticized for making the comment about his golf shot after delivering a speech about Iraq he quickly gave up the game. Not so with Obama. He comes off the golf course and makes a three minute speech about James Foley’s beheading and then goes right back on to the golf course.

The goal of radical Islam is world domination and to have a world -wide caliphate .They have publicly stated so and are advancing  rapidly all over Europe and here. To them anyone opposing Islam is an Infidel and in the Koran it says to destroy all the infidels. I’ve said it before and will say it again for the upteenth time: Today radical muslims have a three point plan for taking the U.S. over without firing a shot. Those points are: 1) get as many muslims in here as possible. There are by current estimates 6 million muslims in here now. 2) Get as many mosques built as possible. There are currently 2500 mosques in this country now and young muslim youths are radicalized in these mosques.  3) Get elected to office so you can change things. Many accuse Obama of being a muslim and whether he is or not he has appointed members of the muslim brotherhood to his administration and Dept. of Homeland security. As you can see by his above statement he admitted to the Egyptian foreign minister that he was a muslim and in his book he said he “would side with the muslims if the winds should show a different direction” which is what he is doing supplying Hamas and the muslim brotherhood with arms, jets and a billion dollars.

A former CIA agent bluntly told WND,(World Net Daily) America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama.

Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have confided to WND in private, but declined to say on-the-record.

She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.

Why the switch?

Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”

And why would Obama want to do that?

As she told WND earlier this month, Lopez believed the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government. She also came to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.

While the intelligence community can not pinpoint whether or not an attack is planned, the official said that agencies “did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks.” 

The anniversary of Sept.11th is fast approaching and terrorists are great for striking on anniversaries. Now with ISIS making threats to hit Las Vegas and New York and we now find 300 Americans (actually Somalis living in Minnesota) are fighting for ISIS and 500 Canadians are fighting for ISIS as well as Australians and these people have passports to travel back and forth and  now we discover that 11 planes are missing from Libya it is well advised to be extra aware and keep your eyes open.  

Meanwhile ISIS beheads another one of our journalists being held prisoner there and threatens to behead a British one next while Obama timidly admits he has no strategy for dealing with ISIS after being informed about them for a year now. Like one commenter says below he will do nothing because he’s afraid of offending his muslim buddies.

So where’s Obama in all this? The man who so far has played 100+ rounds of golf equal to two and a half months of work weeks probably has a date somewhere on the 5th hole with a nine iron. But don’t just take my word for it.  Just check out some of these comments from other disgruntled, irate citizens.

What time is Obama’s T-time at the golf course. Obama will do nothing because he’s afraid to offend his terrorist muslim buddies. He’s a damn coward and not a true American.

ulltruckloads 

And we have a spineless joke of a commander in chief that will do nothing. Worthless. He should have never pulled our forces out until they killed all of the cockroaches.

Randy 

Thank you Barry! See what happens when this country is without a real President!

gmc1352 

I wish we had a President with balls. Obama isn’t decisive enough. These animals should be hunted down and exterminated. Every last one of them…

 Obama Admits He Is A Muslim – YouTube

‘WE DON’T HAVE A STRATEGY YET’ TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE…

PAPER: Terror chatter soars as 9-11 anniversary approaches…

America’s Twin City ‘terror pipeline’…
Fort Hood shooter requests to become citizen of ISIS…

UK RAISES TERROR THREAT TO ‘SEVERE’

 11 jetliners ‘missing’ after Islamist takeover of airport

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Expendables 3

 I’ve just returned from seeing Expendables 3 and contrary to what most critics said who panned it unmercifully, my wife, friend and I all loved it. The rag tag team of mercenaries consisting of Jason Statham as Lee Christmas: The team’s knife expert, Jet Li as Yin Yang: A hand-to-hand combat expert and former Expendable, Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen: Volatile member of the team, Randy Couture as Toll Road: The team’s demolitions expert, Terry Crews as Hale Caesar: The Expendables’ barrel-weapons specialist, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trench Mauser: Barney’s former teammate and sometimes rival headed by Sylvestor Stallone are back this time after a ruthless arms dealer  believed to be dead played  with abandon and for all its’ worth by Mel Gibson. The entire film takes place and is filmed in Bulgaria.

It seems Stallones’s character Barney Ross and Gibson’s character Conrad Stonebanks both started the Expendables as a mercenary team. Ross and Stonebanks had a falling out over who should run the team and how so they parted ways and Stonebanks went to the dark side and became an arms dealer selling nukes and other munitions to rogue countries.

As with all Expendable movies this one features an A-list of macho guest stars aiding and abetting the team. In the opening scenes the team executes an elaborate escape of one of their former members, Doctor Death: A former medic, and one of the original Expendables played by Wesley Snipes from a prison. It is ironic that they had Wesley Snipes escape from prison since the actor just finished serving a three year prison term for tax evasion.

They recruit him to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who co-founded the Expendables, but later betrayed the team to profit off of illegal weapons dealing, and was since believed to be dead. In the ensuing firefight, the Expendables are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks’ men’s advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.

Blaming himself, Ross leaves for Las Vegas, where he enlists retired mercenary Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) to help him find younger, mercenaries to join the team. The recruits include ex-Marine John Smilee (Kellan Lutz), nightclub bouncer Luna (Ronda Rousey), computer expert Thorn (Glen Powell) and weapons expert Mars (Victor Ortiz). Skilled sharpshooter Galgo (Antonio Banderas) advocates to be included in the team, but Ross turns him down. Ross later reconsiders and Banderas joins the team as a fast talking never shutting up obnoxious member who the other team all comically roll their eyes at whenever he opens his mouth. I read that Stallone said he wants to have a younger expendable team to carry on when they retire.

The new team rendezvous with CIA operative Max Drummer (Harrison Ford), the Expendables’ missions manager, and Ross’ rival Trench Mauser (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who have traced Stonebanks to Romania, where he is set to make a deal with another arms trader.

The new team is exceptionally good and likable contrary to what most critics have said. Ronda Rousey is exceptionally good as the no nonsense winner take all  bouncer of a club  who takes on any man and wins  leaving with a sarcastic remark to her victims. Rousey in real life is a fighter in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and filmed her role while training to defend her title in the UFC. She is also as attractive as she is dangerous.

Harrison Ford makes an appearance as Max Drummer: A CIA field operations officer and pilot who manages the Expendables and recruits the team to go after Stonebanks and bring him back alive.

What follows is a rip-roaring series of touch and go between Gibson’s team and Stallone’s team consisting of the usual rapid fire gunning, shoot-ups and massive explosions. There are also the usual humorous one liners to break up the tension which fans always enjoy.

I particularly enjoyed a scene at the end when Stallone and Gibson face off against each other one on one and Gibson says to him “You should have turned me into the Hague Barney when you had the chance.”

Barney’s reply is typically Stallone “I AM THE HAGUE!!” Without giving it away you can imagine what happens.

There are several reasons why I think in my humble opinion only why this version got panned so horribly. First of all critics don’t go for action flicks with macho guys in it preferring more dramatic, romantic flicks no matter how amusing and good characterizations they are. Secondly and this is my opinion only most of the Expendable characters are conservative such as Stallone, Swartzeneggar, Dolph Lungren, Randy Couture and Kelsey Grammer  and most critics are media liberal hacks. Critics are also against Mel Gibson because of his recently drunken outburst and anti-semetic rantings besides him being a conservative. According to Wikepedia The Expendables 3 was released in August 15, 2014 in the United States and earned $875,000 during its late night Thursday screenings from 2200 locations. It did better than it predecessors The Expendables ($870,000) and The Expendables 2 ($685,000). However, its first showing was at 7 P.M., whereas the previous films had their first showings at midnight.[59] It earned $5.9 million on its first day. It fell well below the $13 million opening day ofThe Expendables and $10 million opening day of The Expendables 2.[60] The film grossed $5.7 million on its second day and $4.2 million on its third day for a three day total of $15.8 million compared to The Expendables 2 which made $28.6 million in three days. A major reason considered for this loss in ticket sales is because the film leaked three weeks ahead of its release however, since most downloads were outside the US, if every downloading American paid to see the movie it would have made only an additional $4 million.

Bruce Wilis was supposed to return for this  film from his role in Expendables 2, but he wanted a million dollars a day for five days work so  Stallone told him “No way.” I’ve read that there is a 4th Expendables movie in the works, but I think they should stop here. Stallone and Swartzeneggar are getting too old for these parts now and should quit while they are ahead. Maybe the fourth film will be more of the new team. We’ll just have to wait and see.

In spite of what they say Expendables 3 is a good action movie and Mel Gibson is a great villain here. Check out Expendables 3 and the trailer below. ;).

 

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Show- Cody Ray Slaughter and Shawn Klush with D.J. Fontana and the Sweet Inspirations

     Shawnx.jpg (300×315)    Elvis Presley tribute artist, Cody Slaughter

I’ve just returned from seeing The Ultimate Elvis Tribute show featuring two of the greatest Elvis impersonators ever and I’ve seen a lot of them, Cody Ray Slaughter and Shawn Klush at the Welmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. We’ve never been to this theater before even though it’s only ten minutes from our house. Montclair is a very wealthy town with lots of artsy stores and sidewalk cafes and restaurants which is very quaint, but we had to park in a parking garage that was well lit and equipped a few blocks away. The theater itself is very old, but similar to other theaters we’ve been to in the North Jersey area and I’ve read stories online that it is up for sale.

The show started about 8:15 p.m.  Cody came out first doing the early Elvis dressed in black pants, black shirt and shiny gold Lame’ blazer. He started out with “Mean Woman Blues” and “Heartbreak Hotel,” but really impressed with the gospel song “Peace in the Valley” and “Teddy Bear.” Cody has all the early Elvis moves down pat with the hip swinging, leg twitching and gyrations and arms flailing just like Elvis did.  I often wonder how many Elvis movies do these guys watch over and over to get Elvis down right. (See links below)

Later Cody returned as Elvis from the “ ’68 Comeback Special” dressed in the one piece skin tight black leather jumpsuit Elvis wore from then. He had a five piece band consisting of three guitars, keyboards, and on drums D.J. Fontana who was Elvis’ original drummer. On background vocals were two of the original four Sweet Inspirations, Estelle Brown and Portia Griffin who were Elvis’ back-up vocals. Two others died in 2010. They were with Elvis from 1969 -1977 when he died. Although they are elderly they looked great and can still belt out those tunes with perfect harmonies. Estelle said that when she tells people she sang with Elvis they say, ”You were soooo lucky” to which she replies, ”No, honey I wasn’t lucky I was blessed.”

Although D.J. Fontana is 83 years old he can still play a mean drum set, but walked slowly off the stage and needed help. Cody went into songs such as “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and  “Heartbreak Hotel” again amongst others.

Following Cody’s set was Shawn Klush who I really came to see even though I really enjoyed Cody too. Shawn did the Vegas Elvis.  The band which now added a trumpet and trombone opened with the famous “Zarathustra “ theme Elvis always had as Shawn came out dressed in a white tight fitting jumpsuit with silver studs  down the pants legs and forearms and shirt opened to the mid section of his chest. He immediately went into “See See Rider” and  ”Polk Salad Annie.” Shawn looks and sounds exactly like Elvis and you’d swear Elvis ‘spirit was in him as you can see in the videos below. He’s been named the world’s best Elvis impersonator and has performed all over the world. In fact the band recently added their lead guitarist when they found him performing on the street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shawn had every move down perfectly as he went from inspirational with such songs as “Bridge Over troubled Waters” and “Daddy Don’t You Cry” and the ever popular “Suspicious Minds (Caught in a Trap)” and the rockin’ “Viva Las Vegas.” While singing these songs and many others he also did the Elvis gimmick of tossing scarves from around his neck to the women and young girls who rushed the bottom of the stage. :D.

Shawn told the audience that just the other night he and Estelle and Portia were watching the Elvis concert film “That’s the Way It Is” (which Estelle and Portia were in as Elvis’ back-up singers) and marveled at seeing Elvis on the big screen. Shawn then went into  ”Just  Can’t Help Believin’ “  from the film.

Shawn also joked with the audience at one point saying “Ladies and gentlemen we have 651 more songs to do for you.” :D   Shawn closed his set with two of my all time favorite Elvis songs, “American Trilogy” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”  If you ever get a chance to see them at a theater near you, by all means see it. The entire show lasted 2 ½ hours with a fifteen minute break.

I am including some links to Shawn’s and Cody’s songs you can check out below. ;)

SHAWN KLUSH October 2013 American Trilogy – YouTube

SHAWN KLUSH October 2013 Suspicious Minds – YouTube

Cody slaughter- lake george 2014 – YouTube

Cody Slaughter, ‘Mean Woman Blues’ – YouTube

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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