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Archive for November 11th, 2010

Happy Veterans Day!

Posted by iusbvision on November 11, 2010

Featuring Kate Smith and a very young Ronald Reagan at 4:21!

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General McInerney: It was a missile

Posted by iusbvision on November 11, 2010

General McInerney is correct that aircraft do not leave a fat con trail at low altitude.

Many times this very writer has witnessed F-15’s, F16, F-111’s do vertical climbs many times while in the military.  I have also worked with and around those fighter aircraft as well as the T-38, the T-37 and the big tankers.  I have training in AGE equipment, aircraft armament systems and airborne munitions. I graduated at the top of my class in every military tech school I attended.

It took me a while to finally see a real copy of the video and not just the snippets that have appeared on TV and in my experienced, and educated opinion General McInerney is very likely to be spot on. The plum being so thick at the lower altitudes indicates solid rocket fuel or a liquid rocket propellant. Jets use a very different type of engine that just doesn’t behave like that.  The object is likely going away and to the right of the camera at about a 48 degree angle. It appears to have less speed since it is traveling out to sea to the northwest away from the camera.

The course correction at altitude is also indicative. This was a keen and experienced observation from the general. A missile makes a course correction at a programmed altitude when its guidance system takes over from the launch sequence.  A plane in the kind of optical illusion would not have had a change in course in the way that we saw. For a plane to do that it would have had to have decided to break from its straight line course and follow the edge of a small half circle and then come out with a slight course correction. A plane out to sea would be flying in a straight line at an altitude that no one else was, so no course correction of that kind of maneuver would have been necessary. If it was a plane doing that kind of course correction an Air Traffic Controller would have had to have ordered it and it would have been recorded.

I have seen high altitude con trails a thousands times. At that altitude one would not see the flash from a rocket engine at the tip of the con trail if it were a jet. This indicates that it started at lower altitude. Even with afterburners on in the case of a fighter jet, jet engine exhaust flash is not nearly as bright as that of a rocket as you can see in this video here (the music in the video is irritating so feel free to mute it):

If it was a plane what plane was it, tracking the flight path of something so big isn’t difficult, yet they cannot tell us. They tell us that they are sure it is not a missile but cannot explain how they came to that determination, and they will not confirm what it is. No parent would tolerate such evasiveness from a child so why should we from the government?

Here are some missile launches for comparison.

ICBM Peacekeeper launch

Trident I C-4 Launch

This is the actual footage. When the camera zooms in you can see the missile and you can see the bright light rocket fuel plume burning quite clearly. 

This is a genuine aircraft con trail in the same sky from another night for comparison and as you can see it is quite different. Notice that this is a measured slow and long course change; nothing like a missile doing a course correction when the guidance system takes over from the launch sequence. 

Now compare this with a SECOND video of the missile launch from 10 miles farther away

I shot this from Mission Viejom, CA (which is about 10 miles from the pacific ocean as the crow flies) Really had no idea what it was until I read about it…

hounddog1011 11/13/2010

Last but not least, those who believe it was a con trail show some other photo’s with a similar effect but there are two problems with their photos: the first is that in order to get a con trail to start to look like that it needs to be exposed to the wind for some time to generate the effect, and even so the visual differences are there. In the missile picture we see that effect happening as the missile goes upward in pretty much real time.

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Rand Paul Blasts Elliot Spitzer

Posted by iusbvision on November 11, 2010

Elliot Spitzer was desperately trying to wrap Senator Elect Rand Paul’s words around his axle and Senator Paul wasn’t having it. One loaded question with a false premise after another. When that didn’t work Spitzer tried mischaracterize Sen. Paul’s answer mere seconds after he made it.

Spitzer tried to make it personal and Paul throws Spitzers criminal past right back in his face. Spitzer tries on Social Security and Medicare, but Rand Paul had substantive answers for those questions.

Senator Paul says he will start looking into cuts for people under age 55 and then the next generation (means testing is an example), look for big cuts or elimination of some programs so that the cuts to the big entitlements do not have to be so draconian. If  we cut reimbursements for doctors than we have to cut pay for all federal employees (except the military) because we cant balance the budget on one group of people and the economic reality is that we have to pay doctors enough so they will take Medicare patients.

Senator Paul said that he has a team going through all of the budget and he will have come January or February balanced budget plans for 1 year to balance,  5 year to balance, etc so Congress will have options on how to tackle it. Paul is right that the process has to be given teeth or in the future Congress may ignore the rules. If Senator Paul delivers on these budget plans and they turn out to be at least directionally realistic and doable, he may replace Glenn Beck as George Soros’ public enemy number one.

Spitzer ends with the biggest and most laughable canard there is and insults the Senator at the last minute. Remember when the CBO said that ObamaCare would save a trillion dollars? That is because the CBO has to score based on the assumptions given to them. The assumptions included a massive cut in doctor reimbursements at some future date that we all know wont happen, passing a large part of the burden to the states, which also wont happen due to state balanced budget amendments,  and other cute accounting tricks. When asked straight up what it may cost the CBO and Obama’s own medicare actuary agree, the costs go up. This is no secret as it has all been well reported and we have reported on it here.

We all know from Spitzer’s past that he abused his position and engaged in behavior that is just plain scuzzy, tonight we get to see some of the scuzzy side of Spitzer.

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Economics 101, Energy & Taxes, Post 2010 | 2 Comments »

$535 million down the drain in California for “green jobs”

Posted by iusbvision on November 11, 2010

Its hard to compete when you face all of the costs associated with a government that costs $3 trillion a year… and a California government that is bloated and getting worse. California just elected a bunch of Democrats like Jerry Brown as Governor….. what a mess.

You can follow the link above till we get the video working – Editor


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9th Circuit: All of your money belongs to the government & donating your own money to religious schools violates the 1st Amendment…

Posted by iusbvision on November 11, 2010

This case alone is justification for Congress using it’s Article III powers and eliminating the 9th circuit altogether.

Adam B. Schaeffer:

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in an appeal of a 9th Circuit decision, Winn v Garriott, a challenge to one of Arizona’s education tax credit programs. It’s been getting more press than I’d expected, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today. That’s great news, because the case is far more important than just saving a program that improves education and expands educational freedom.

The 9th Circuit’s reasoning arrogates to the state all property , dissolving the distinction between public and private funds as well as public and private choices. It is a disturbing, dangerous decision.

They assert that tax cuts are the equivalent of government funds, a conclusion possible only if one assumes that all personal income belongs by default to the state rather than to the individual who earned the money. It asserts as well that when taxpayers and parents privately choose to support religious educational organizations, they are in violation of the First Amendment. This reasoning blatantly ignores the logic and plain meaning of the 2002 Zelman decision upholding school vouchers, among others.

Here is a prediction; the court will have their absurd ruling on an Arizona education tax credit program posted on the wall of judicial shame like so many others issued from their Circuit.

But I want more from the Court. This ruling is so awful that I can only pray SCOTUS rules beyond the questionable standing of the plaintiffs and comprehensively dismembers this most egregious 9th Circuit decision.

Schaeffer received his Ph.D. in American politics, with a focus in political behavior, media effects, and coalitional politics, from the University of Virginia and his MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago.

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Video: Hi I’m a communist!

Posted by iusbvision on November 11, 2010

And no Sharon is not in this video ;)

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