Jul 062012

Funny how I run into trouble as if someone is infiltrating a post, hmmm. Getting to be repetitive. Don’t they realize I will not give up? :)

So I shall start a new beginning being I was hijacked from the last one.

We are fully aware of JJ’s propensity using camPAIN money for Extramarital Sex. He apparently suffers from what I like to call Ethics Virus Syndrome AKA what EVS. the ‘EVS’ epidemice in congree will be throughout this report.

Jessie Jr’s EVS as of February, shows he might face new Ethics probe. The House Ethics Committee could be probing a second allegation that he broke House rules.

We have also established JUST today how JJ wanted to buy his buddy Obama’s old seat. Isn’t that the ‘Chicago Way?’ A report from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) released for the first time Friday, the secretive panel, which makes recommendations to the House Ethics Committee, said there is “probable cause” that Jackson either “directed a third party … to offer to raise money for Governor Blagojevich in exchange for appointing Representative Jackson to the Senate seat” or “had knowledge” that an offer would be extended on his behalf. Jesse Jackson Jr. has finally admitted he attended a Chicago meeting in which his top fundraiser tried to buy him President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat,for a cool $1 Mil but the Illinois congressman assures he was clueless because the plot went down in a foreign language.

You know what I do not get is what good does an ethics finding do? It’s actually a joke really. A mockery of any power in congress. I gave congress the 2010 Horse’s arse award to the dims when they Rangel a standing ovation at Censure. I mean Charlie is still up to no good and always will be because ‘EVS’ makes these socialists roll like that. I mean Charlie has gone onto voter suppression & is facing a current recount with allegations of voter fraud in his current reelection.

But back to JJ. Like all good little socialists, he loves to spend YOUR money. In January he told the MLK Congregation: Feds Should Bail Out Failed States, Cities and Counties “For a Mere $900 BILLION”. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) addresses Occupy the Dream at The People’s Church in Chicago. 1/15/2012. Jackson proposes trillions of new spending, the federal government hiring 15 million people directly at $40,000 for infrastructure. Jackson remarks “for a mere $900 billion” we can get our country working again.

Then like all good black caucus members when all else fails play the race-card. He learned from Daddy very well. A disproportionate share of cases have been brought against Congressional Black Caucus members. African-American lawmakers would like to know why. Well doh. I guess that means Pelosi, Frank and Richardson are all black. I will let Spencer Bachus he is a black southerner too.

He gets the sticky fingers from Daddy too.

Another socialist trait JJ has is his attitude on changing our Constitution. He believes this is the way out of our unemployment crisis.

Jesse Jackson Jr. wants the “right to economic security” to be added to the US Constitution. He says it will happen one day.“Right to Economic Security” to Constitution Just Like the Soviets…

* Don’t say nepotism doesn’t pay off. Documents filed with the Federal Election Commission indicate the campaign to re-elect Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. paid his wife’s company at least $315,000 for her work, while Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign paid his wife more than $240,000 in consultant fees, the Chicago Tribune reported. With camPAIN funds. He loves using your money for everything.

* The DSA was behind him for a primary, saying it was an easy nomination essentially unopposed.

* The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02) was one of them. (page 3)

* He made the JW Top 10 Most Corrupt Policitians several times, 2010 when according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate.”. And 2011 most recently, when all of the focus now seemed to center on Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. as one of the Blagojevich Co-Conspirators.

* He IS card carrying Democrat Socialists of America member vowing to implement the Strategy for the Next Left.

How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?

A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

* He is like fellow Chicago Mafia thug Rahm, never letting a crisis go to waste. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. wants unemployed Americans to send him their resumes. But the Illinois Democrat and son of the legendary civil rights leader isn’t hiring or even offering to forward the resumes to those who are hiring. He just wants to “put a face on the job crisis we confront.”

“By collecting these resumes, I hope to dramatize the shameful condition of unemployment and compel action to do something about it,” he said Friday on the House floor.

* Today the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked Neil M. Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), for a formal review of the sponsorship by Bank of America and Citigroup of the Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Conference currently taking place in New York City. The January 13-16 event is one of two of Jesse Jackson’s annual fundraisers.

* He is of course a member of the Progressive Caucus (page 7). The below doc shows Socialism in America Far Left Democrats Setting the Policy. This is a Must read!

Socialism in America Far Left Democrats Setting the Policy

In closing you see there is NO doubt that Jessie Jr. is a Corrupt Communist Socialist! ~ JP

featured image: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and his wife Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, thank family members at his election night party Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Chicago after his Democratic primary win over challenger, former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, in the Illinois’ 2nd District. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Jul 062012

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) has announced his resignation from Congress.

Today I have resigned from the office of United States Representative for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District.

After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.

The recent event’s totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family. Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must “strike another match, go start anew” by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen.

Just a short time ago, McCotter was rising in the House Republican ranks and emerging as a mordant, pop culture-savvy defender of conservative principles on television and radio. He launched an ill-fated bid for the Republican presidential nomination that was dropped well before the Iowa caucuses and failed to qualify for the GOP primary ballot for renomination after many of his signatures proved invalid. An investigation has been launched into the signature-gathering process employed by the campaign.

- source

Jul 062012

h/t Char

World Net Daily editor and prominent Obama administration critic Joseph Farah revealed how his secluded property was buzzed by a spy drone – part of what Farah fears is a “war” being waged by the administration against its political adversaries.

“I’m taking my dog for a walk and guess what I see right over the tree line right above my head is a drone,” said Farah, adding that the drone was low in the sky and sounded like a lawnmower.

“I don’t live in the city, I don’t live in a populated area, I live in one of the most rural places you could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was spying on and that would be me, that would be my property because there’s just nothing else around except woods and deer,” said Farah.

Farah joked that the drone was probably stalking him because he was a terrorist, given the fact that a recent report funded by the Department of Homeland Security put out by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism listed Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

“The liberty lovers out there really have to stick together….or we’re going to hang together as our founders said,” warned Farah, expressing his concern that patriots who resist the increasing levels of control being asserted over their lives by big government would be “hunted down” by a re-elected Obama administration.

“Look – this is the first term – if he’s re-elected it’s going to be war – they will be at war – we will be hunted down like dogs, keep that in mind, that’s what the stakes are,” said Farah.

Farah highlighted the fact that he was targeted for an audit at the height of World Net Daily’s dissent against the Clinton administration as part of a process of the Clintons targeting their political adversaries and that the “audit train” returned in 2009 shortly after Obama came to power.

The fact that Farah’s home is in Northern Virginia is noteworthy given the controversy caused last month by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s statements that police using drones would be “great” and “the right thing to do.” In justifying the use of drones domestically, McDonnell cited the U.S. military’s use of the technology in a battlefield environment.

Following an easing of restrictions, the FAA predicted that 30,000 surveillance drones would be in American skies by the end of the decade. Drones are already being used by police departments and federal authorities across the country.

The mainstream media recently attempted to quell uproar over the use of drones domestically by attacking Infowars, World Net Daily, Drudge Report and others for pointing out that the EPA uses drones to spy on farmers.

While the hit piece attempted to claim that the EPA doesn’t use drones for such purposes, a search of the federal agency’s own website uncovered numerous projects where the EPA was using drones to “support environmental decision making” and create “a continuous environmental monitoring capability.”


Also See: The president’s private war { I SPY on YOU } Catherine Herridge: Drone Surveillance Crosses Privacy Line

Drones overhead could invade people’s privacy Heads up: Drones are going mainstream

and back in February…

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching YOU…

Jul 062012

Background: Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday July 9th

It’s three days and counting before the deadline by the FBI hits in which they’ve threatened to shut down your Internet connection. The agency believes they are doing Americans a favor.

Morris said that the bottom line here is that by Monday if you haven’t updated your software, you could literally be offline and not be able to get on the Internet. If this happens, he said, “You have to call your local Internet service provider and they are going to have to walk you through step by step to try and get this taken care of, and you won’t have the Internet to be able to do it.”

Clayton Morris told Gretchen Carlson that this process started about a year ago when hackers decided to run a massive Internet advertising scam that was going to put malicious software on PCs around the world.

“Nearly a million folks in the United States had their computers inundated with this software so that they could drive up advertising rates on different websites. The FBI stepped in, stopped that from happening, made these arrests and kept you, your Internet, up and running for the last year.”

He continued, “We should be thanking the FBI for what they did for the last year, because they put these servers in at the last second to keep you online.”

~ Is he a moron?! Does he not even visit the possibilty they are creating this JUST like Stuxnet?! Possibly JUST like Flame?! All for Internet control ordered by this administration to keep us in check?! ~ JP

And this is how the FBI rolls:

Approximately 64,000 Americans could lose Internet access on Monday thanks to a criminal organization that infected millions of computers around the world with malware called DNSChanger. This malware was used to direct unsuspecting users to rogue servers controlled by the cyber thieves, where they manipulated users’ web browsing activity and used it for ad hijacking, allowing them to make millions of dollars in illicit fees.

After announcing criminal indictments and seizing the rogue servers last November, the FBI obtained a court order and worked with a non-profit to set up temporary clean DNS servers for victims affected by the DNSChanger malware. But, says Supervisory Special Agent Thomas Grasso of our Cyber Division, “On July 9, we’re going to be turning off those servers. We’ve been using the last eight months to go out and clean up the infected computers, but we don’t have everybody.” Grasso says he hopes that people “follow our recommendations to: one, determine if they’re affected by this; and then two, fix the problem.”

~ Now I have worked tirelessly for two days checking my malware repeatedly. I deleted games which repeatedly turned up in my registry. The only two malware I retained as of this posting were from Window Essential Live. Needless to say I got rid of it. Because I do not trust Windows. I do not trust Google. I do not trust this government. So if my server goes down it is ONLY due to Government control of the Internet! ~ JP

Jul 062012

Forty-three Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country have announced religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government to challenge the Obama administration’s contraception mandate.

The announcement was applauded by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, who called it “a compelling display of the unity of the Church in defense of religious liberty.”

“We have tried negotiation with the Administration and legislation with the Congress – and we’ll keep at it – but there’s still no fix,” said Cardinal Dolan, who is the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“Time is running out, and our valuable ministries and fundamental rights hang in the balance, so we have to resort to the courts now,” he explained in a May 21 statement.

The bishops’ conference is not a party to the lawsuits, although several individual dioceses across the country are.

Cardinal Dolan praised the “courageous action” as “a great show of the diversity of the Church’s ministries that serve the common good and that are jeopardized by the mandate.”

featured image: SodaHead

Jul 062012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. revealed Thursday that he has checked himself into an inpatient medical facility for treatment of long-term “physical and emotional ailments.”

~ Is it to avoid much corruption about to come down on him?

A 2008 internal report by the new Obama administration as well as testimony at the trial outlined Emanuel’s role in delivering a list of approved candidates for Blagojevich to consider that included state Comptroller Dan Hynes, U.S. Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Jan Schakowsky and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.

or this:

Jesse Jackson Jr. doesn’t deny involvement with a Washington D.C. based restaurant hostess who was named this morning in a Sun-Times story about his alleged attempt to buy an appointment to President Obama’s former Senate seat.

Also See: Jesse Jackson Jr. was exposed

Thursday’s five-sentence release from Jackson’s spokesman was slightly less vague than the three-sentence June 25 release announcing that the congressman had put himself on medical leave of absence since June 10 for “exhaustion.”

But it still left many questions unanswered, such as where he is; what exactly he is suffering from; and when or whether he will return.

“Congressman Jackson’s medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed,” his spokesman, Frank Watkins said in Thursday’s release. “Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time.

Debbie Halvorson, the Democratic former congresswoman Jackson defeated in the March primary election in the 2nd Congressional District, said the limited releases leave too many questions unanswered.

“He owes it to his constituents to let them know what’s really going on in his life,” Halvorson said. “When he asks people to keep him in their thoughts and prayers, nobody knows what to pray about … I was in the hospital a couple times when I was state senator. I told people where I was. You don’t have a private life when you’re a public official.”

Brian Woodworth, Jackson’s Republican opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, agreed.

“At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility. According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter.”

“When you have a condition that starts to impact on your service as a representative, I think you need to get that out,” Woodworth said. “The voters need to be able to judge. We see Sen. Mark Kirk and other congressmen have been very open.”

Others in Congress said they didn’t know where the younger Jackson was and were unaware of why he’d been absent. There is no formal leave process for congressmen.

~ The next step:

Should Jackson’s “serious … physical and emotional ailments” announced by his office Thursday force him to withdraw as the Democratic nominee for Congress before Nov. 6, the official with the power to name his replacement on the ballot would be Cook County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Berrios, who also serves as county assessor.

What does he think this will keep him from any corruption charges? If he does not run come November, look for charges to be shortly filed after. ~ JP

Could it also be:

Last month, a fund-raiser and Jackson family friend — Raghuveer Nayak — was arrested by federal authorities on charges he was involved in a business fraud scheme.

For several years, Nayak has been a thorn in Jackson’s side, since then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich was caught on a secretly recorded FBI tape saying that Nayak, acting as an emissary for Jackson, had made what Blagojevich believed was a $1.5 million offer in exchange for a hoped-for appointment by the governor to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barack Obama following his 2008 election as president.

Jackson has repeatedly denied he authorized anyone to approach Blagojevich on his behalf and has never been charged.

But he is facing a House Ethics Committee investigation concerning allegations tied to the Blagojevich case.

Sandi Jackson has admitted to a rough spot in the couple’s marriage two years ago after Nayak was revealed to have paid for plane tickets for a “social acquaintance” of her husband so the congressman could rendezvous with the woman.

Sun Times

~ Watch later today when I post his Socialist Profile…


Ties to Daley: Considered a run opposing Daley in 2007 at the urging of labor unions in a wage dispute with Daley, but stopped short of alienating a Democratic machine that helped him win a seat in Congress.

and how he has been on JW list of Corrupt Politicians a few times 2010:

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL): This year’s trial of scandal-ridden former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich ended with “Blago” being convicted of only 1 of 24 charges related to the scheme to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder. But as the government plans its second attempt to prosecute the case, one person who should be on the hot-seat is Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL).

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) and the Blagojevich Co-Conspirators 2011:

It took more than two years and two trials, but disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich was finally brought to justice on June 27, 2011, for a number of crimes, including his efforts to “sell” President Obama’s vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. He became the state’s fourth governor, and one of at least 79 Illinois public officials, to be found guilty of a crime since 1972, proving that Illinois has certainly lived up to its reputation as a cesspool of corruption.

As the trial unfolded, it became clear that many hands were dirty in the Blago scandal. (See Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm “Rahmbo” Emanuel, who was finally forced to testify during this second Blago trial – for a whopping five minutes – and President Obama himself, who was interviewed by the FBI in the scandal even before he took office.)

But all of the focus now seems to center on Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jul 062012

Click image for background…

“Right-wing hatchet man” Stanley Kurtz (the phrase used by the Obama campaign to describe him in 2008) charged that in the mid-1990s Barack Obama was a member of the socialist/ACORN-connected New Party. Kurtz was pilloried by the mainstream press and stuffed Obama’s ties to the far-Left organization down the memory hole, despite the fact that shortly after Obama was elected, conservative bloggers discovered New Party literature clearly indicating Obama’s close ties to the organization.

Now Kurtz has found the smoking gun, discovering New Party meeting minutes, whereby Obama is described as attending a meeting, requesting an endorsement, joining the New Party, and signing a “Candidate Contract.” The date of the minutes indicate January 11, 1996. Additionally, Kurtz has also discovered a list of members with outstanding dues, in which there is a column for the date the member joined, showing this same date, January 11, 1996.

The question becomes, why was Obama so vehement in his denial of his association with the New Party? Why not simply state that, like his going to “socialist conferences” in the 1980s as described in Dreams From My Father, that it was simply a period of philosophical experimentation? The problem is that the New Party sought to usher into the United States via a “peaceful revolution,” Democratic Socialism, which is the exact form of government that Obama has been attempting to move the country towards since Day One of his presidency. This is the same system that the Western European governments—Greece, Spain, Italy, France—whose economies like dominoes are slowly falling over, tout as the only form of government to promote “social justice.”

It looks like the New Party (that is, the “progressive” offspring) has been successful in leading the United States into the Democratic Socialist mold, as Obama, the Pied Piper, is playing a sweet tune, the country with eyes wide open walking off an economic cliff.

After the U.S. economy collapses—and it will unless Obama’s insane spending spree is stopped—when $16T in debt turns into $20T (or more) after additional “stimulus” funds, “Green” loans, etc., we will cease to be a Republic. We will become Greece. Banks will be nationalized with the energy sector not far behind. And Obama and the “Progressives” will pop the cork on a bottle of champaign and celebrate the dawn of a new era of a socialist utopia—or totalitarian dystopia, depending on how you look at it.

Unless we stop him.

God help us if we don’t.

Published on Jun 13, 2012 by ObamaBC (Kris Zane)

Jul 062012

The astonishing number of records, which were broken between June 28 and July 4, include 2,253 high and 936 low temperatures for the time period. It comes as more than 50 per cent of the country is reported to be in a drought, spanning from the East Coast to the Midwest. The heat wave comes as bad news for Midwest farmers whose corn crop was suffering from drought in the middle of a crucial growth phase. According to the national Drought Monitor, 56 per cent of the United States matches the qualifying factors and is considered to be in a drought, spanning from the East Coast to the midwest, including Noblesville, Indiana (pictured).


Between 28 June and 4 July, 3,000 temperature records for the time period were broken across the country. Even more records were smashed on Thursday July 5, including:

Evansville, Indiana: 107 F (Old record 99 F – 1953)

Russellville, Arkansas: 107 F (105 F – 1964)

Paducah, Kentucky: 105 F (99 F – 1980)

St. Louis, Missouri: 105 F (102 – 1936)

Batesville, Arkansas: 104 F (100 F – 1943)

Madison, Wisconsin: 104 F (98 F – 1911)

Nashville, Tennessee: 104 F (101 F – 1954)

Chicago, Illinois: 103 F (102 F – 1911)

* After floods, firestorms and tornadoes now DROUGHT sweeps across America: More than half the U.S. devastated in heatwave as 3,000 temperature records smashed in past week.

* More than 3,000 records broken in one week – and even more are underway

* Drought conditions present in 56 per cent of the country

* Farmers struggling to maintain crops as fields battered by dry conditions

An astonishing 3,000 temperature records have been shattered across the U.S. over the past week as scorching heat and severe weather grips the nation.

The records, which were broken between June 28 and July 4, include 2,253 high and 936 low temperatures for the time period, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported.

Among the cities affected, St. Louis, Missouri has seen the mercury soar past 100 degrees for eight days in a row – its second longest streak of 100-degree temperatures since 1936.

The staggering statistics come after severe weather battered the country – including devastating fires plaguing Colorado, tornadoes ravaging Washington D.C., and storms wiping out electricity for thousands on the east coast.

Dried up: The national Drought Monitor, 56 per cent of the entire country matches the qualifying factors and is considered to be in a drought, including this area in Noblesville, Indiana

Contributing factors: Long periods of record-high temperatures have lead to such drastic conditions

And now a drought can be added to the list as the long bouts of record-high temperatures prolong and intensify the drought conditions that are putting many in financial fear.

According to the national Drought Monitor, a staggering 56 per cent of the entire country matches the qualifying factors and is considered to be in a drought.

This is the highest percentage in the 12 years that the data have been compiled, topping the previous record of 55 per cent from August 26, 2003.

It also smashed data from the previous week by a massive five percentage points.

Brad Rippey, a meteorologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told msnbc.com that unique conditions have allowed 2012 to nearly level the extremely dry 1988.

‘This year the high temperatures have certainly played into this drought,’ he said. ‘There’s a lot more evaporation and crop demands for water.’

Unbearable: The graphic shows the heat wave gripping the country, with the south and east most affected:

No end in sight: The projections for the rest of the summer show that there will not be relief any time soon.

~ Although please note in the South temps will begin to break Monday and be more normal for this time of year. Chicago has been having ‘August’ temps and that too will begin to break on Sunday. In Chicago being a concrete jungle, the heat index always adds between 5-10 degrees in what the weather feels like. In the middle of the country in Kansas, will also see a break Monday. Dallas too will finally see a rain & break in temps Monday. The not so good news is that it seems the heat bubble will be moving west. ~ JP

As the heat scorched crops across the country, corn and soybean prices jumped to new highs on Thursday.

‘It’s not only abnormally dry, but now you have 100 degree heat combined with the ongoing drought and it’s too much for the crop,’ Accuweather.com senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

Struggle: Firefighter Michael Mullins tries to cool off after battling a house fire in Huntsville, Alabama

Note that in July in Dixie we have seen 99 + so far for July. It began June 23rd

Full article, video and more images

~ Already the Climate control morons using this, NEVER acknowledging TRUE weather cyclic factors. JUST Jumping on the global warming HISteria

‘I’ am here to shed some clarity:

Summer of 1901

The summer of 1901 set numerous high-temperature records during an extreme and unprecedented drought. Eight of those records still stand today. It also marked the fifth longest streak of days — 13 — with temperatures 100 degrees or higher.

Like the current heat wave, the drought of 1901 caused many setbacks for farmers and other residents. The Columbia Daily Tribune, which was founded in September of 1901

Summer of 1934

A third of a century later, the summer of 1934 blew 1901 out of the water with its record-breaking highs. It still holds 13 daily records in the summer months and boasts the second-longest streak — 15 days — of temperatures reaching 100 degrees or higher. The heat wave started with unseasonably high temperatures in the high 90s and reached 100 degrees at the beginning of June.

Summer of 1936

The summer of 1936 earned distinction as the grandaddy of all Columbia (Missouri) heat waves. The summer of 1936 still holds 15 record highs and two streaks tied for the longest number of days — 16 — reaching or surpassing 100 degrees. The summer pounded the city with four different heat waves, as reported by the Tribune on Aug. 17 in an article titled “THERMOMETERS KEEP CLIMBING:”

Summer of 1980

The summer of 1980 still holds seven record-breaking highs and the third longest streak — at 14 in a row — of temperatures reaching 100 degrees or higher. Unlike the previous record-breakers, the summer of 1980 brought another problem in addition to drought: electricity demand. Being the first modern heat wave to hit Columbia, 1980 was costly, as detailed in a July 9 Tribune article titled “Heat wave costly to Boone Electric”

Summer of 1988

The summer of 1988 brought the most recent record-breaking heat wave before this one; 1988 still holds six record highs. While not the most severe, it brought more attention than others from the community’s newspapers.

Now I can attest to the misery of the summer of 88′. I was pregnant with a very complicated pregnancy, nearly died. My son was born at the end of June and we did not see rain for two months, which is the only relief in Chicago heat. Summer, central and eastern U.S. saw a severe drought and heat wave killed an estimated 5,000–10,000 people, including heat stress-related deaths. Damages reached $40 billion. So before anyone buys into the Climate Control HISteria, that is exactly what it is. No different then the gun control instigation of ‘gun-walking’ or any other issue liberals want to control. This happens in cycles going back to when records first began.

Dates Affected Regions Deaths Damage

June through September 1980 East and Midwest Est. 10,000 (in St. Louis alone, 113) $20 billion
June through August 1988 East and Midwest Est. 5,000-10,000 $40 billion
July 1993 South and East In Philadelphia alone, 118 over a 3-week period $1 billion
July 1995 Midwest and Northeast Over 1,000 (in Chicago alone, 465) unknown
Note: Deaths include heat stress-related and damage includes crop losses due to drought.

~ JP

- source

Click image to see Drought Sets New 21st-Century Benchmark…

Jul 062012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 6-year-old girl who fell head-first into a sinkhole in her back yard managed to climb out.

Ashlyn fell into the sinkhole head first hitting the side wall before reaching the bottom. She says she was in pain but, without anyone in earshot, she knew she had to do something.

Coleman fell into a small sinkhole head-first on Wednesday night, while she was outside riding her bicycle near Gainesville.

It was dark outside, so Coleman used her hand-held video game for light and pulled herself out.

She was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.

Jul 062012

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses in Britain after a routine vehicle search in northern England turned up firearms and weapons, police said Friday.

The arrests, which took place earlier this week, were announced one day after officers in London detained six other terror suspects using stun guns and smoke grenades in early-morning swoops, including one on a home close to London’s Olympic Park.

Police insist that the 13 arrests in recent days did not involve threats to the Olympics set to begin in three weeks, but the counter-terror sweeps — and a false alarm Thursday that involved a bus filled with passengers — have raised anxiety in the run-up to the games.

The arrests came as transport officials established special “games lanes” on key London roads that will be used only by Olympic athletes, officials and VIPs, adding to the sense that the start of the long-awaited Olympics is just around the corner.

Police on Friday said there was nothing to suggest that the newly announced arrests were linked to the London raids a day earlier. They said the arrests came after a car was stopped on the southbound side of the M1 highway in South Yorkshire on June 30 and impounded for not having insurance.

Two unloaded, non-automatic guns and a small amount of ammunition were later found hidden in the vehicle along with “offensive weapons and other material,” which prompted police to trace and arrest the driver, passenger and other suspects, according to West Midlands Police.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman Steve Field insisted there was no sense of alarm at the spate of arrests so close to the start of the Summer Games.

“We have been looking at the issue of security at the Olympics for some time and we have robust plans in place,” he told reporters.

Police said three of the men were arrested Tuesday, three on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Six of them are in their twenties and from the West Midlands, while one is in his 40s and from West Yorkshire.

The men have been arrested on suspicion of preparing or instigating acts of terrorism. They were being questioned by officers and their residences were searched.

The items found in the vehicle were undergoing forensic testing.

Britain’s terror level is currently ranked as substantial — the third highest point on a five-point scale — and means an attack is a strong possibility. Intelligence officials say there has been an expected increase in chatter among extremist groups ahead of the Olympics, but there are still no specific or credible threats targeting the games.