First,thank you all for the kind words yesterday. I put a lot of effort into trying to bring you things you may not find if you don’t have the time to surf that I do. Friday is usually the day I post mostly positive,uplifting news after the normal depravity and chaos that has consumed our culture. I did find some fun things,but some of it is not so cheerful. But it is what it is. Since DW is visiting her dad for a few days,after I finish the post today I’m treating myself to one of the best Italian beef sandwiches in town and an order of breaded mushrooms. Mama can’t stand them,but I LOVE mushrooms so I have to seize the opportunity when it arises. It may not be the healthiest food choice,but I don’t have a lot to lose at this point so might as well enjoy life now.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Bob Tisdale shows numerous ocean temperature graphs @ https://bobtisdale.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/april-2015-sea-surface-temperature-sst-anomaly-update/ and explains why he believes the global sea surface warming trend over the past 32 years is due to Mother Nature, not man-made greenhouse gases.
With the exception of the United States, the most popular sport on the planet, far and away is football (soccer). People take it very seriously. And as usual, there is money in it. Big money. The World Cup is played every four years and is broadcast across the globe to billions of rabid fans. Turns out FIFA operates on the same principles as the American political system. If you wanna play,you gotta pay. There are a small number of officials on the FIFA board who determine which country will host the games. The US Justice Department has handed down a 45-count indictment and so far 14 individuals have been indicted.
FIFA indictment: Seedy inner workings and how one bribe led to the next
On May 15, 2004, FIFA’s executive committee held a vote to select the host nation for the 2010 World Cup. In the running were South Africa, Egypt and Morocco.
Among those in the room that day were Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer, each of whom had a vote.
Several months earlier, Warner, former president of CONCACAF, and Blazer, the former CONCACAF general secretary, travelled to Morocco and met with a member of the country’s bid committee. During the meeting, the Moroccan official offered Warner $1 million in exchange for his vote.
Chuck Blazer plead guilty to racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges. (AP)
Little did the Moroccan official know his bribe wasn’t even close; South African officials were prepared to do 10 times better, offering Warner $10 million.
South Africa eventually won the bid, getting votes from Warner, Blazer and one other associate who were in on the fix.
Loretta Lynch-Whitey Goes After FIFA
Many of the individuals and organizations we will describe today were entrusted with keeping soccer open and accessible to all. They were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest and to protect the integrity of the game. Instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and to enrich themselves.
AH!BUT SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS WHO LYNCH-WHITEY IS NOT GOING AFTER:
Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions
ISN’T IT IRONIC THAT WHEN THERE’S A SHADY DOLLAR TO BE HAD,THE KLINTOONS ARE RIGHT THERE.
The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website.
Involvement with the embattled body extends beyond the foundation to Bill Clinton himself. The former president was an honorary chairman of the bid committee put together to promote the United States as a possible host nation for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
When the U.S. lost the 2022 bid to Qatar, Clinton was rumored to be so upset he shattered a mirror.
But apparently Qatar tried to make it up to him.
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, partnering with the State of Qatar, “committed to utilizing its research and development for sustainable infrastructure at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to improve food security in Qatar, the Middle East, and other arid and water-stressed regions
throughout the world,” according to the Clinton Foundation website.
The cost of the two-year project is not listed on the Clinton Foundation website, but the Qatar 2022 committee gave the foundation between $250,000 and $500,000 in 2014 and the State of Qatar gave between $1 million and $5 million in previous, unspecified years.
Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in soccer bribery scandal – and up to $100,000 from FIFA itself
‘Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee’ is the entity responsible for organizing the Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup bid and the resulting preparations
FIFA itself is also listed as a donor to the foundation, giving up to $100,000
Clinton Foundation website discloses donations from the committee of between $250,001 and $500,000, including a donation in 2014
Qatar itself has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, and did it before 2014
The tiny Middle Eastern country won the rights to host the 2022 global soccer tournament in December 2010
Clinton Foundation later said Qatar worked toward ‘utilizing its research and development for sustainable infrastructure at the 2022 FIFA World Cup’
WHAT A TRAGEDY THAT THESE TWO CORRUPT PARASITES WILL SOON HAVE THEIR HANDS ON CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN.
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Nope. Apparently, it’s Israel.
Wow, look at all these green countries. Sunni or Shia, it doesn’t seem to matter. The biggest threat they face and the reason that they are all struggling with crushing economic, cultural, technological and environmental failure is just one word: Israel. Such a relief! At least we know that Bill Nye and Al Sharpton are wrong about that whole “climate control” thing.
Breitbart(Washington DC) – Muslim clerics gathered in Beirut on Wednesday to kick off the Khomeinist International Union of Resistance conference, where “scholars” discussed how to stand up against the “cancerous tumor of Israel,” according to reports from Lebanese and Iranian media outlets.
Radical Iranian cleric Mohsen Araki said that destroying Israel and “countering the arrogant world” should be the two main priorities for “resistance clerics,” reports Iran’s state-run Taghrib News.
Araki, who once served as Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei’s representative in London, continued with his speech. “Standing against the arrogant world and its representative in the region, the cancerous tumor of Israel, is a must which should be shouldered by resistance clerics and leaders,” he said, according to the state-media report. Read more at Breitbart.
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There is a 38% chance that 2014 was the hottest year on record … by two-100ths of a degree.
Nevertheless, The New York Times announced that 2014 had been “hottest year” in “recorded history” and one warmist blogger screamed that the previous heat record had been “shattered.”
Cue apocalyptic sound track. Or not.
On May 25, 2015, MIT Professor emeritus Richard Lindzen explained the absurdity of alarmist claims about global temperatures.
“Seventy percent of the earth is oceans, we can’t measure those temperatures very well. They can be off a half a degree, a quarter of a degree. Even two-10ths of a degree of change would be tiny but two-100ths is ludicrous.”
Whenever Lindzen debunks the latest climate alarmist claim, he gets mail and phone calls accusing him of being a sociopathic shill for the energy industry. He explains how absurd it is that anyone thinks climate deniers are the ones being paid off.
“You have all these people, the Gores and so on, making hundreds of millions of dollars on this [climate alarmism], Exxon Mobil giving $100 million to Stanford for people who are working on promoting this hysteria.”
In his opinion, the climate alarmists behave like cultists.
“As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical.”
Plus, their claims to being on the side of “science” is absurd. Until recently, periods of greater warmth were referred to as “climate optimum.” Optimum is derived from a Latin word meaning “best.”
“Nobody ever questioned that those were the good periods. All of a sudden you were able to inculcate people with the notion that you have to be afraid of warmth.”
He also points out that it is the global climate policies the alarmists are pushing that are anti-human, because they seek to reduce the standard of living for all but the wealthy elite. These policies are particularly harsh for undeveloped nations where most of the population lives in dire poverty.
“Anything you do to impoverish people, and certainly all the planned policies will impoverish people, is actually costing lives. But the environmental movement has never cared about that.”
Kylie Jenner’s cause du jour is CHEMtrails.
Kylie Jenner and her 9 million Twitter followers are morons.
Every day is a challenge as to how to start this post. Then I realized yesterday was The Duke’s birthday. He’d be 105 if he were still with us. It’s hard to imagine (or maybe not) what he’d have to say about this president and what this country has become since he passed. Never a man to mince words, you always knew where he stood. The title is the inscription that’s on his gravestone. He was the cowboy hero every boy wanted to be and a firm supporter of the Viet Nam War when it was unpopular. We could sure use him today. Film Actor (1907–1979 John Wayne was born May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa. He received his first leading film role in The Big Trail (1930). Working with John Ford, he got his next big break in in Stagecoach (1939). His career as an actor took another leap forward when he worked with director Howard Hawks in Red River (1948). Wayne won his first Academy Award in 1969. He died of cancer in 1979. http://www.biography.com/people/john-wayne-9525664
First,my thoughts and prayers go out to a friend of The Grunt and I, Texan 59. He lives in flood-ravaged Texas and was a regular commenter on another site (yes,there ARE other websites.) May God keep him and his family safe. I’m wondering if Barry plans to offer federal disaster aid to the state that’s been the biggest pain in his bony ass. If the past is any indicator, he’ll completely brush them off as he has every other red state. It’s a safe bet Texans won’t whine about a government handout. They’re used to dealing with foreign intruders.
Hillary Clinton has claimed she did not discuss classified information on her private, unsecured, non-government email accounts.
May 22, 2015 – The State Department says she definitely discussed Benghazi on these unsecured accounts and that at least one of the e-mail contained classified information.
Clinton is rationalizing that AT THE TIME, that information was not (yet) classified.
- Uhhhhh, yeah, EXCEPT it’s normal for sensitive information to only be classified down the road a piece.
- PLUS, all government officials know that sensitive information must neither be discussed on non-government email systems nor disclosed publicly until such time as it is deemed NOT sensitive.
- PLUS, Clinton was SECRETARY OF STATE.
And somebody thinks she should be PRESIDENT?!