All just a coincidence? Or are we screwed?

Ok, so they’ve been talking about how this asteroid would pass by the earth within 17,000 miles, putting it between the earth and our satellites on Feb 15, 2013.  On the 14th, a meteor explodes in the sky above the Ural Mountains in Russia shattering glass and injuring over 1000 people.  On the 15th meteors are spotted over Oregon, Utah, Hawaii, and a few other places causing no damage.  Then the world’s leading astronomers come out and say it was a coincidence.  What?

I call BS on that one.  Ever notice that “coincidence” is the first place the authorities go when there is a series of things happening and they don’t want panic?  Ever see the movie 2012? “When they say not to panic, it’s time to panic.”  Only, panic is exactly what you don’t want to do.  Nothing good comes out of panic, except some comic relief occasionally.

Well, lets look at the events of the week and see what we come up with.  So we’ve already discussed the asteroid and the meteors.

There are several leading politicians in Russia claiming there was never a meteor, but instead, it was an American weapon being tested in the Russian skies.  Russian Liberal Democrat leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky claims that no meteor fell in the Urals on Friday, but rather the US was testing a new weapon.

Earlier in the week, US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly tried and failed to reach Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov by telephone for two consecutive days. The State Department said that Kerry wanted to discuss the recent North Korean nuclear test, as well as the conflict in Syria.

However, Zhirinovsky claimed that the top US diplomat “wanted to warn Lavrov about the plot and that it may affect Russia,” RIA Novosti reported.

“You’re like some primitive tribe. What meteorite?” he said, arguing that space is a “universe that has its own laws.”

On Saturday Feb 16th, 2013, national media reported that Russian bombers were circling Guam, an US terrirory.  Fox News reports:

The Air Force confirms that two Russian bombers on Tuesday circled the U.S.  island territory of Guam, prompting U.S. jets to scramble and respond.

Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, operating out of Andersen Air Force  Base, Guam, intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bomber aircraft, which left in a  northbound direction, said military spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender.

Bender said no further action was taken but declined to give more details,  citing security reasons.

The incident occurred shortly before President Obama delivered his State of  the Union address, as reported first by The Washington Free Beacon.

The newspaper also said the Russian bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped  cruise missiles.

The F-15s were participating in an annual exercise, Cope North, on Andersen  AFB. They are stationed at the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, the military  said.

Pacific Command forces are there to ensure air warning and control over  Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. interests in the area. PACOM maintains fighters on  alert to respond quickly to any potential air threats within the Pacific area of  operations, Bender said.

Citing security reasons, huh?  Why were the Russians flying into our airspace?  This isn’t the first time either.  It happened last year, too.  Remember? This is BS, people.  Something is going on and it ain’t kosher.

Then there’s the Pope retiring.  This is the first time in 600 years that this has happened. 600 YEARS! Then, you have the candidates for the next pope.  One of whom is Roman.  See the following text from Ground Zero:

All of the speculation about the new pope is based on an old prophecy made by Saint Malachy in 1139.

The prophecy is the result of a vision an Irish Saint Malachy had and his list  of 112 short Latin couplets which are said to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes along with a few anti-popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, elected in 1143 and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI’s successor, a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman”, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.

The prophecy was somehow lost and was rediscovered discovered in 1590.

Those Latin phrases Malachy is said to have written describes something about each of the popes with some identifying event about their reign. The final Pope of the church is now supposed to be the successor to Benedict XVI and the final warning states

In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit a Bishop named Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people.

What is truly interesting is that in my predictions of Benedict stepping down, I kept reading about the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. He is Pope Benedict’s right hand man. There have been many scandals surrounding Bertone and after a small investigation and a few calls as to etymology of names I found something very troubling.

Tarcisio Bertone’s full name is Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone. As looked into the name Tarcisio the origin of the name is speculative and there was an argument over whether or not the name is geographical such as meaning “hill” or comes from the original Taurus, meaning ‘the bull’. There are also variations of the name from Tara to Tarim with relationships to stars and believe it or not “saviors.” It also has a meaning referring to being polished like a stone through fire and a gift or fulfillment from heaven.

Pietro of course is Italian for Peter and Evasio means cunning or deceptive like the word evade or evasion. Bertone is a word that means the “bright black raven” or the “darker raven.”

He is also a Roman.

If the choice of the new Pope falls on Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone then we will have technically a Pope that is quite literally Petrus Romanus: the cunning dark raven, the fulfillment from heaven.

Bertone handles all diplomatic relations of the Vatican and is also Camerlengo of Benedict XVI, which means he is in charge of accompanying the Pope on his deathbed and pronounces official announcement of his death to the Vatican State and the world.

A very important position within the Church and a place where he can be catapulted to the throne of the Vatican without obstacles moments before the death of the current Pope; that is if Benedict XVI can give his papal ring before death marking him as his successor. However, there needs to be “by pure formality” a Conclave intended to “choose” the new Supreme Pontiff.

Last year there were a lot of scandalous leaks that were released about the Holy See that prompted speculation of a hostile takeover.

Their contents made allegations of corruption and cronyism in Rome, There was also a scandal involving internal criticism of a Vatican effort to tackle money laundering. There was also a letter circulating Rome indicating that there was an effort to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI.

Meanwhile, the Vatican attempted to recruit hundreds of new candidates of exorcists to “do battle with Satan and admitted another 22 clerics to the College of Cardinals expanding the ranks of those who could one day become pope.

The center of all the controversy, of course, fell upon Bertone and the infighting going on within the Vatican.

Bertone has faced fierce opposition from the Vatican’s diplomatic staff, which has made little secret that it regards him as an outsider. Bertone’s predecessor Cardinal Angelo Sodano refused to vacate his office for months after his appointment. Bertone has also been accused of maneuvering to increase the likelihood that the next pope is an Italian. Cardinals must be younger than 80 to be able to vote for a new pope. Of the 18 new cardinals who meet those criteria, seven are Italian.

Iran announced this week they have the capability to create nuclear weapons.  Gee!  Aren’t these the SOBs that claimed for years they had no interests in nukes?  Idiot extremists.  I hope Israel blows the crap out of them.

Oh yeah, then there’s the tax dollars being used to politically assassinate Obama’s opposition.  Yeah, thought it wouldn’t happen here?  Read this from Fox News:

Taxpayer dollars were used to fund a study that painted the Tea Party  movement as the spawn of the tobacco lobby — a premise that Tea Party leaders  say is absurd.

The study was published earlier this month in the Tobacco Control journal and  was formally presented by its authors at an on-campus symposium in San Francisco Feb. 8.

“The Tea Party that we see in 2009 actually has decades of influence from  tobacco and other corporate interests,” co-author Amanda Fallin said at the  time, downplaying the notion that the group is just a “spontaneous grassroots  movement.”

The charge that the Tea Party is a tool of broader corporate interests is one  often leveled by Democratic critics. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was  fond of calling the movement “astroturf” in the run-up to the 2010 mid-term  elections where Tea Partiers helped Republicans take control of the  House.

The research at the University of California-San Francisco echoes the claim,  while weaving in an attractive narrative for Tea Party critics — that the Tea  Party is continuing the agenda of the tobacco industry.

Tea Party leaders, though, roundly rejected the findings. They argued that  the groups the study focused on do not compose the entirety of the movement, and  that the tobacco issue is a relatively minor aspect of the present-day  small-government agenda.

And they complained that a study that arguably targeted administration  critics was funded by taxpayers.

“It’s an example of the frivolous spending inside the government … that has  landed us $17 trillion in debt,” said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth  Martin.

The study was funded by federal taxpayer grants through the National  Institutes of Health and its subsidiary the National Cancer Institute, both  federal agencies. It’s difficult to tell how much grant money specifically went  toward this study, but federal records show researchers at the university have  received $7 million since 2007 to study tobacco issues.

‘If you’re going to have a conspiracy theory, at least try to make  it pass the laugh test’

– AFP President Tim Phillips

The study argues that while conventional wisdom says the Tea Party launched  in the spring of 2009, its “roots” lie in the tobacco industry efforts of the  1990s. The premise is that the group Citizens for a Sound Economy, a tobacco  industry ally which opposed tobacco taxes and control in the ’90s, split a  decade later into the conservative groups Americans for Prosperity and  FreedomWorks, which have since linked up with part of the Tea Party movement.  The study argues that their tactics and beliefs have remained constant by  opposing new taxes and regulations.

“As of 2012, AFP and FreedomWorks were supporting the tobacco companies’  political agenda by mobilising local Tea Party opposition to tobacco taxes and  smoke-free laws,” the study said. “This support for the tobacco companies’  agenda continues the tobacco industry use of AFP and FreedomWorks’ predecessor  organisation, Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), as a third-party ally since at  least 1991. … Many people in the smokers’ rights effort or the tobacco  companies went on to Tea Party organizations.”

The study argues that both AFP and FreedomWorks were using “tea party  rhetoric” before 2009.

It is true that AFP and FreedomWorks derived from Citizens for a Sound  Economy, and that both those groups have in turn been heavily involved in  supporting the Tea Party.

However, opposing tobacco taxes is a relatively small part of their current  agenda. And those two groups do not compose the entirety of the Tea Party  movement. They work with a range of local and national Tea Party groups, but  those groups — including the national Tea Party Patriots — have their own  management.

Martin acknowledged that AFP and FreedomWorks have helped her group and  others, but said the movement did not start with them. She found it curious that  the study left out Tea Party Patriots.

“If you’re going to have a conspiracy theory, at least try to make it pass  the laugh test … and this one doesn’t even do that,” AFP President Tim  Phillips told FoxNews.com. Further, he said opposing tobacco taxes is “probably  point-00001 percent of the effort” today.

A statement from the National Cancer Institute to FoxNews.com said the “NCI  played no role in the selection of the research topic, conduct of the research  or preparation of the manuscript.”

The research paper itself also included a line that said “the funding agency  played no role” in the study itself.

Researcher Stanton Glantz, though, defended the federal funding.

“If you want to control cancer, you have to control smoking — and if you  want to control smoking, you have to understand how the tobacco companies  operate,” he said.

Glantz also told FoxNews.com that the Tea Party groups complaining about his  research are “arguing with things we didn’t say.” He said the study didn’t claim  AFP and FreedomWorks are the lone members of the Tea Party or that tobacco is  the movement’s only issue. Plus he said the research team did not start out  looking to write about the Tea Party, though their “important role emerged”  during research into tobacco company advocacy.

Personally, though, he said he thinks the grassroots part of the Tea Party  “pretty much originated with that smokers’ rights stuff — but we’re not saying  that it’s the only thing that’s going on.”

Phillips argued the study still suggested the whole movement “is somehow the  creation of one corporate entity.” He said the birth of the movement can still  be traced to CNBC’s Rick Santelli lambasting the federal government on TV and  opposition to the stimulus package converging “spontaneously” in early  2009.

As for the taxpayer funding, he acknowledged that NIH and NCI might not have  known the subject matter.

But he asked: “Which is worse? That you simply give taxpayer dollars to  people and say, ‘hey study whatever you want … or (say) ‘Oh so you’re going to  go after people who oppose the president’s agenda?’ … ‘That’s good.'”

What good can some from this?  None.  Not even the Obama supporting left should see this as good.  They will until they become the target of just such a thing.  What the hell has happened to our country?

I ask you, fine folks, what has happened to the US?  I’ll tell you what has happened.  We’ve allowed, yes we… you, me, and everyone we all know… a corrupt government, corrupt self-serving politicians, corrupt greedy lobbyists, and politically-correct piss ants to take over our once strong independent nation.  You don’t agree?  Then why do we have more people than ever on government assistance, whether its food stamps or Social Security disability?  Why do we see so many people with this entitlement mentality?  Remember the 99% people who wanted more freebies from the government?  They felt entitled!

How many people do you know that can survive if the SHTF and there was no way to get groceries at the store?  Without stealing from their neighbors, mind you.

You people need to learn and pull your heads out of your keesters.  Seriously, look around and see what’s going on.  The stuff that happens in other countries, that could never happen here, is happening here!  All I can say is that you better get your stuff in order, because there’s a whole lot of crap about to start happening and all we can do is get ready for the onslaught.

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