March 3rd, 2014
The information obtained from the KSM interrogations by Doss' team was instrumental in eventually locating Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan on 5/2/11.
Conservative Refocus/The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
A Navy Commander who was instumental in he interrogation of terrorist mastermind Khalid Shiekh Mohammed, was found dead in his room at the Astoria Hotel in Orange Park, Florida on Feb. 12.
The death has been ruled a homicide, according to the the Orange Park Police Department.
The City of Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office indicated the homicide ruling on Feb. 13 regarding the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, age 44, of Pensacola.
The manner of Doss' death, however, is not being released pending an ongoing investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Doss was reportedly in Jacksonville, on Temporary Additional Duty orders at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit.
According to Background Research attained by Conservative Refocus:
-Doss' background included the interview of terrorist detainees while also conducting boards to determine if a detainee should either be released, transferred to another facility, or retained under detention at Guantanamo Bay.
According to the Bolivar Medical Center website:
"Doss was awarded Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (2 awards), the Joint Service Achievement medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (6 awards), the Good Conduct medal (3 awards) and many other unit campaign awards."
"Doss was also highly educated with an Associate of arts degree from Columbia College, a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Florida, a master of business (MBA) degree from Trident University International and is currently a student in a doctor of education program."
The information obtained from the KSM interrogations by Doss team was instrumental in eventually locating Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan on 5/2/11.
February 25th, 2014
Talking Points Memo's DYLAN SCOTT
Vs Conservative Refocus' Barry Secrest
This post from TPM really caught our eye; join us as we completely burn down this particularly silly memo from Dylan Scott:
So, now we have Statist bureaucratic media stenographers trying to make the case for the White House's latest talking points on the "Greatness of Obamacare."
Dylan: By offering people an alternative to employer-based insurance, the law could reduce what's known as "job lock," when people stay in a job largely because it's the only way they can get health coverage -- a goal that conservatives, too, have advocated for in the past.
Conservative Refocus: Aye, God....
Dylan, when one starts a business, one in effect becomes "an employer," with all the duties and respectivities associated with that title, including the ability to procure business health insurance, just like any other employer. Dutifully noted that this fact can easily escape someone who resides firmly with the clutches of Wonderland's blithe embrace.
Dylan: The White House, in its growing effort to combat the GOP spin, forwarded that argument Thursday.
Conservative Refocus: More like the White House's ongoing effort to combat the truth, in that, the implication of the White House knowing about what's best for starting a business reads much like an arsonist knowing what's best in extinguishing structure fires.
Why would an arson care? Ditto the White House....
Dylan: "By increasing workers’ mobility across jobs, secure access to health insurance helps them to find the job that is best for them," Jason Furman, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, wrote in a blog post. "Moreover, reducing job lock encourages entrepreneurship, a critical ingredient for growth and job creation."
Conservative Refocus: Well, at least the apparatchiks of Obama's Leftist council on Commie economics got the job mobility part correct, if only partially.
There is, for a certainty, far more more mobility when on has to drive to 2 or even 3 different part-time jobs during the day and night than as opposed to when one is forced to drive to only one job, during the day.
Now that is, indeed, increased mobility.
Dylan: Outside the political realm, evidence does exist that Obamacare could be a catalyst for more entrepreneurship.
Conservative Refocus: Yes, speaking once again towards the real-world realm, the evidence suggests that because many businesses will be forced out of business, due to Obamacare, the vacuum left by missing small businesses could be partially subordinated by some even smaller micro-businesses.
But, we can be of help to the TPM cause, for instance, how does micro-employment opportunities sound, eh... pretty cool and high-tech, while meaning something else, entirely, huh?
You have my permission to use that, guys.....
Dylan: Three economists released an analysis in 2011 that concluded employment-based health insurance had a negative effect on business creation.
Conservative Refocus: Yes, assuming that health insurance by employers has a negative effect on business creation, then by using equilateral reasoning--probably other employee benefits would have a negative effect on business creation also, such as employment- based pay-raises, for instance.
Ergo, the more one pays his or her employees, the less apt that employee is to create his or her own job....
Makes perfect sense in bizarro world.
So, why is the White House trying to raise the minimum wage, if employment gratuities such as health benefits and pay-raises, actually impair new business start-ups?
However, taken a step further, if job benefits have a deletorious effect on business creation, then why does not the White House eliminate all employment benefits for government workers, which, by using stated White House theory, would thereby create boundless employment opportunities in the private sector?
Dylan: Because people tended to stay in their jobs to keep their health coverage, they were less likely to leave them and start their own businesses.
Conservative Refocus: Ipso facto, job pay-raises would also tend to keep people in their existing jobs making them far less likely to start their own jobs....So, in essence then, anything which an employer might do for the benefit of the employee in order to keep that employee , is creating less opportunity for job start-ups...
Isn't this, once again, a lot like stating that "employers creating well-paying jobs actually impairs an employee's impetus to start his or her own job?" Even while we are currently hearing how not having to work for a business in order to get and keep health insurance allows someone a lot more time with their family
(Nevermind the fact of their having to live in a cardboard box, with their family, as a result because they have no job to support themselves...besides, one can tuck their children in within an armslength away rather than having to go upstairs, and cardboard is easily obtainable and recyclable! Everybody wins!)
Dyan: By reforming the individual and small-group insurance markets, Obamacare is intended to make the insurance offered there comparable to what large employers offer, giving people a legitimate alternative to employer-based coverage.
Conservative Refocus: Ah yes, and there is the crux of the thing.
Why continue to allow private businesses to help their employees and provide free benefits, when we can come up with a tremendously expensive, tax-payer funded subsidy program, which costs trillions, and which is driven by forced mandates, which allows a much more beneficient government to take business' place?
Well, my stars! Why didn't Marx think of that?...Oh, wait!
Dylan: They analyzed various scenarios to reach that conclusion: Do people who had access to insurance through their spouse create more businesses? Do people who turn 65 and enroll in Medicare found more companies than people who are a little younger than 65?
Conservative Refocus: What in the hell are these Progressives on?
Dude! People who turn 65 are mostly looking to retire after a lifetime of hard work, albeit most are not looking to go through the often heart-stopping, extraordinarily risky and stressful business of starting up a brand new enterprise.
There is no greater stress inducement that exists, while further noting that about half of all new businesses fail in the first year, or maybe you folks missed that course, in Alinsky economics 101...
[But, one must point out, has anyone noticed how these pitifully painful arguments seem to bounce all over the place, while simultaneously making little if any actual sense?]
Dylan: In both cases, they found that people without the alternatives -- those who couldn't obtain insurance through their spouse or couldn't enroll in Medicare -- were less likely to start their own business. That led to the following deduction:
Our estimates provide some evidence that “entrepreneurship lock” exists, which raises concerns that the bundling of health insurance and employment may create an inefficient level of business creation.
Conservative Refocus: Entrepreneurship lock? Seriously? Coming from the folks who bought us "You didn't build that, somebody else made that happen? Or my personal favorite "Belief in Capitalism is blind faith?"
Okay, we'll concede the point that people over 65 don't start businesses, but not because of entrepreneurship lock, you blasted fools, it's because starting a business requires enormous amounts of both risk, health, and energy, a thing which is not exactly synonymous with folks who find themselves at Medicare age.....and now, by the way, simply desire to spend more time on the shuffleboards of Florida, not that there's anything wrong with that mind you, in fact, those folks have ultimately earned their ultimate vacation.
Dylan: Not many people quit their jobs to start their own companies: about 3 percent, according to the study. But if they had that alternative means of obtaining health insurance, which Obamacare helps provide, up to 4 percent would, the report projected, which would equal a 33 percent increase in the number of people starting their own business.
Conservative Refocus: So, 3 percent of all folks start companies--and-- if they have health insurance, that number would rise to 4 percent, a 33% increase, right Dylan?
So, on that same note and using the same reasoning, if we know that Obama discontinued the private health insurance of over 5% of the population, by mandate-- And--in as much as we assume that Dylan's report numbers are a fact, it would mean that Obama actually engineered a move which, by Dylan's report numbers once again, has actually reduced job creation by over 165 percent, and by their insurance coverage having been cancelled, if we use the study numbers.
Meaning 1 percentage point in increase or decrease is equal to about 33% of job creation or reduction.
Makes perfect sense.....Obama the job-slayer.
Dylan: When asked about what those findings meant for Obamacare, Susan Gates, senior economist at RAND and one of the study's authors, told TPM that the law should lead to more people creating a business.
"Our study would suggest that if people have access to an alternative form of health insurance that is closer to what they could get from an employer," she said, "that they're going to be more likely to make that leap. They're going to be more likely leave a wage-and-salary job to start their own business."
Conservative Refocus: The major catch being that sub-standard insurance, which is defined by high-out-of-pocket co-insurance costs, soaring deductibles, and horrid network access, is not at all synonymous with any employer healthcare plan, of the present day.
So, where does that leave us tomorrow?
February 18th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
Despite all of the problems associated with Obamacare, a $ 17 trillion dollar deficit, the mass of gainfully unemployed Americans, and myriad other concerns which have largely gone unnoticed by US leadership, in recent days the Obama regime has renewed its climate change rhetoric, and in the aftermath of one of the worst winter storms to hit the US, in at least a decade.
President Obama, in a bold effort to counter the snowpocalpyse, which was unfolding on the East Coast, braved the icy runways of DC and flew out west to California in order to offer up the (sort of) "Great California drought" as incontrovertible evidence of global warming.
However, as with all things Climate Change, the drought out west owes much more of its angst to environmentalist whackos than any actual drought.
"Environmental special interests managed to dismantle the system [ of aquaducts for agriculture] by diverting water meant for farms to pet projects, such as saving delta smelt, a baitfish. That move forced the flushing of 3 million acre-feet of water originally slated for the Central Valley into the ocean over the past five years."
But, the President chose to ignore the actual facts because facts tend to bedevil the required climate change stigmata which naturally feeds into the Regime's overall agenda.
Moreover, in the Christian faith, stigmata refers to the five holy wounds originally suffered by Christ during the crucifiixion, which Christ still bears to this day, according to the scriptures.
These marks or wounds bear evidence of Christ's crucifixion, but can also be experienced by normal every day individuals, according to thousands of documented cases throughout history.
These Individuals are referred to as stigmatics, and since climate change ostensibly requires enormous amounts of both faith and a system of beliefs not clearly in evidence, the Cult of Climate Change finds itself forever looking for the wounds of their belief system even upon the earth itself, which in climate change parlance, is the penultimate God of their cult of worship that one dare not ever challenge nor doubt.
These earth wounds of stigmata are evidenced by the merest of deviations or weather oscillations, from what is more often than not considered the norm, which leaves most climate cultists forever enmeshed within an environment suffused with stigmata.
Indeed, the President himself even proposed a Baal enticing sacrifice of $1 billion dollars (from other people's money) in order to placate the angry Gods of climate dysfunction currently residing in stigmata-rich California:
"Obama would spend the $1 billion to 'better understand the projected impacts of climate change,' encourage local action to reduce future risk, and fund technology and infrastructure that will be more resilient to climate change, according to briefing documents released by the White House."~ Washington Post
Fellow stigmatic and Secretary of State John Kerry, slightly later, further cited global climate change as "a weapon of mass destruction" in a visit with the Indonesian government. Kerry went on to damn all the unbelievers of climate change, by stating "everyone and every country must take responsibility and act immediately."
"We simply don't have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack the climate conversation,"
Kerry stated, referring to what he indicated as "big companies" who "don't want to change and spend a lot of money."
Granted, we knew the "M" word (meaning Money) would come to play at some point, but rarely do climate change cultists come right out with their intent quite so avidly. However, unlike most cults, rather than passing a glistening offering plate around, the Government Warming Cult has in mind a far different set of collection criteria, belonging mostly within the confiscation realm.
But why is it so important to pursue man-made climate correction, when few can truthfully agree that anthropogenic global warming actually exists? Despite all of the rhetoric, world temperatures have, in fact, gone unchanged for the last 17 years.
So why are the powers that be so cultishly insistent about climate change?
It's all about control.
The Hegelian Dialectic
It's a concept referred to as the "Hegelian Dialectic" and, historically speaking, it's been around for quite some time, now. In 1821, George W. F. Hegel fomulated a concept by which a difference between opposing arguments could be mitigated by way of synthesis. It's the particular brand of synthesis which authoritarian governments the world over have utilized in order to achieve ends, more often than not, hardly in concert with those being governed.
For instance, the nexus of the Cult of Climate Change debate can easily be found within the Hegelian Dialectic in the following way:
It begins as a critical process in which the ruling elite create a problem, in this case climate change and temperature increases the world over, then, they anticipate in advance the population's reaction to this particular problem, by conditioning the masses that change is needed in order to avert an impending crisis.
In this case, the change being sought after falls under five all-encompassing categories:
-Reducing vehicle emissions
-Advancing electric power grids,
-Capturing and storing carbon emissions
-Gathering greenhouse gas data
It's the all-encompassing methodology of achieving these particular ends that leads us into trouble, in that at least partial control over entire industries, is the initial goal being stealthily sought.
When the people are properly conditioned, eventually, the ultimate agenda item by the ruling elite is then presented as a solution. However, the solution isn't intended (nor will it solve) the original problem, but rather serve as the basis for a brand new problem often exacerbating the original crisis, as artificed by the ruling class.
You see, taking the idea a step further, despite the specified agenda items eventually being achieved, the idea of an end to climate change can never actually be realized, simply due to the fact that the climate has always been in a constant state of flux, throughout history. This is due largely, if not mostly, to ever-changing solar cycles which have always modulated in intensity.
Nor is it a matter belonging solely to scientific eggheads, as they will invariably argue, but rather, it's simply a matter of applied common sense. Most meteorologists can't facilitate an accurate forecast beyond about 7 days, if even that long, so how can the Global Warming Cult be so outrageously certain of climate predictions spanning over twenty years?
So, the end will never be ultimately realized; however, the current fixes will prove to be a source of political irritation and monetary hardship in the future, which will automatically require further meddling by the ruling government, which will forever be seeking a solution to a problem, which they themselves will have ultimately created in the first place.
"A crisis is a terrible thing to waste"~Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff for Barack Obama
And there you have the emphasis for radical change as prefaced by the global warming cause [hoax], which is but one of many crises having been exploited by the governing establishment class.
The Hegelian Dialectic & The Healthcare "Crisis" of Control
We were in "Big Trouble" when it came to healthcare spending, stated both Obama and the mainstream media, with regard to the manufactured US healthcare spending "crisis."
It was long past time time for things to change, murmured the Demcrats in responsive unison, and so in 2009, Obama, coupled with a government --then-- completely dominated by Progressive Democrats, set out to change America's bloated healthcare system so that "everyone" would have access to quality medical care and so that it would be far cheaper and far more equitable in the future.
However, what they failed to mention, while spouting numbers designed to petrify the average low-information voter, was a massive disparity in logic so terribly stunning that it would have buried their collective argument before it ever got off the ground.
In 2012, America spent 17.9 % of its total US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on healthcare, but, what's left out is the fact that also in 2012, America spent a whopping 26.9 % of the total US GDP on Federal taxes.
So, is the question one of your government versus your life?
Bringing in the Hegelian Dialectic, once again, the ruling authorities indicated that healthcare spending was a crisis, and that further, if the crisis wasn't immediately averted, prices would spiral out of control so horribly that healthcare would eventually collapse in, upon itself.
No mention was made of America's revenue spending crisis, despite the fact that Americans were spending 50% more on federal taxes than their own healthcare.
So, here once again the governing elite create a health spending problem, [30 million uninsured and lowering premiums by $2,500 per year] then anticipate in advance the population's reaction to the problem, then condition the voters that healthcare change is needed to avert the crisis. Once the electorate is mostly conditioned, nationalized healthcare was presented as the ultimate solution.
However, the solution isn't intended (nor will it solve) the original problem, but rather serve as the basis for many brand new problems which have hyper-exacerbated the original crisis, as originally manufactured.
The brand new problems, as evidenced four years later are as immediately profligate as the stars in the nighttime sky, in that not only have health premiums skyrocketed by $7,500 per year, on average, the original 30 million uninsured will remain uninsured far into the future, and now most individual's deductibles are so high, that many simply cannot afford to obtain care. Indeed, now the system has been turned upside down, so that the original costs have tripled, and we are now much farther away from the original problem than we were when the solution was originally rolled out.
In the end, it was all about completely controlling America's healthcare system.
"It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."~Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) on the Affordable Health Act, 3/22/10
In essence, a perfectly executed Hegelian Dialectic agenda item, as initiated by the governing elites, dually noting that the ruling class, themselves, are not strictly subject to the Affordable health Act, even while most of their premiums are paid by the government.
Meanwhile, the media, while ignoring America's most blatant issues, will continue posting story after story telling us how horrid both our healthcare costs are and our care is, especially when compared to most 2nd and 3rd world nations, yet they will never ask the most obvious question, that being:
"Is it that were we Americans are paying too much or is it that most other socialized medicine countries are paying too little?"
That, in fact, should have been the first question, shouldn't it?
So, if indeed, the 17.9% figure is far too much of an expenditure to keep Americans healthy and alive, then how is it that a massive 26.9% destined to fund an admittedly bloated bureacracy, is well beyond fine and dandy, and perhaps should even be increased?
US Taxation Crisis ?
Despite this admittedly blatant disparity in logic, the question as to why government outlays are not costing Americans too much, will continue to escape the media's overall propagandizing efforts, and yet, while the media is well beyond quick in pointing out US healthcare costs as compared to other nations, how about US taxation, as compared to other nations?
Top Four Most Populous Countries in Government Tax Revenue compared to population
While the US media will constantly trot out every available measure known to man, when it comes to the US versus the world, they never seem to bring up taxes, so why is that?
The answer to that particular question lies firmly wrapped within an easily explainable irony. It's because the US taxes wealth at a rate so dizzying, even Midas himself, would blush.
If we add the world's other top (3) most populated countries of China, India, and Indonesia, with a total combined population of 2.768 Billion people, as opposed to the US population of 314 million, total tax revenues of almost half of the world's population, would still not come even close to US tax revenues, with a total of $2.276 trillion for these three most populous countries against a US total of $ 2.5 trillion, for 2012.
So, does America actually have a healthcare crisis or is it that America actually has a taxation crisis?
The Other Side of The Evidence
While the Hegelian Dialectic has been extraordinarily overused by the Obama regime, and across a wide array of fronts (some successful and some not so much) the nexus of this information outlining the use of Hegel's principles by those currently in power, can easily be seen in our recent report on Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.
In order for the cult of climate change to prove its rather foggy points, they will more often than not travel to extremes in both geography and climate, in order to make their veiled Hegelian arguments, and in places not so easily sojourned by average Americans.
Should we think this just an accident?
In order to prove the tenants of their global warming belief system, the cult of climate change must have its stigmata easily viewable by virtually everyone. This is why we will both hear and see constant reports on either vanishing sea ice or increased poll temperatures, but only when a scintilla of evidence is found which proves that their beliefs are real, working in much the same way as finding an image of the Virgin Mary artfully emblazoned on a slice of wheat toast.
The following will point to those other facts as constantly left out of the evidence.
There have been dramatic increases in Antarctic sea ice extent, as reported by the National Sea Ice data Center, which indicated the following:
"Antarctic sea ice extent continues to track very high in January, reaching the second-highest monthly extent in the 36-year satellite monitoring record. "
As shown within the above graphic, sea ice extent can easily be seen to increase in most areas, while waning somewhat in others, which is a normal oscillation.
While we have heard numerous conflicting stories on Arctic sea ice and the apparent loss of volume, as increasingly stipulated by the global warming crowd, the actual facts contradict that which the warmers have been arguing.
In fact, when we look at data which is not readily apparent, that being Arctic sea ice thickness, a set of contraindicating facts comes to the forefront. The principle issue missing appears to be one of sea ice thickness as it relates to overall volume or extent.
In the following diagrams, we can see a considerable increase in thickness and overall area of Arctic sea ice, as compared to recent years:
If Arctic sea ice is on the wane, then why is it considerably thicker than in years past?
According to the NSIDC, the ice is:
While current Arctic temperatures have been temporarily higher than average in February, a thing which the warmers have been touting, the overall data sets suggest something quite the opposite from recent overall temperature changes.
"Antarctic sea ice remains significantly more extensive than average."
More from the NSIDC:
While satellite observations have shown a decline in Arctic Ocean sea ice extent since the late 1970s, sea ice is highly mobile, and a decrease in extent does not necessarily imply a corresponding decrease in ice volume. Observations of thickness (which allows calculation of volume) have been limited, making it difficult to estimate sea ice volume trends. The European Space Agency (ESA) CryoSat satellite was launched in October 2010 and has enabled estimates of sea ice thickness and volume for the last three years.
Preliminary measurements from CryoSat show that the volume of Arctic sea ice in autumn 2013 was about 50% higher than in the autumn of 2012. In October 2013, CryoSat measured approximately 9,000 cubic kilometers (approximately 2,200 cubic miles) of sea ice compared to 6,000 cubic kilometers (approximately 1,400 cubic miles) in October 2012.
About 90% of the increase in volume between the two years is due to the retention of thick, multiyear ice around Northern Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago. However, this apparent recovery in ice volume should be considered in a long-term context.
So, while the Cult of Climate Change will inevitably cherry-pick overall data, the real and true facts are in direct opposition to that which the warmers try to constantly characterize, concerning both poles being increasingly devoid of ice.
Nothing, in fact, could be further from the truth.
Which is why the wise of America should always be watching for the next Hegelian advantage being sought by those in jealous power. Over the past 75 years of US History, if one but studies very closely, he or she will most likely find other extreme excursions, by those in power, into the principles as laid out by the Hegelian Dialactic and penultimately for nothing less than control.
NSIDC scientists provide Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis, with partial support from NASA.
February 9th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
In January of 2013, during our annual article review for 2012, we had indicated that 2012 appeared to be the year in which "the Republican Party had decided to drop their rusty ideologies and run like hell."
Little did we know, in fact, how prophetic those words would become.
In soothe, 2013 would become a year fraught with opportunities serially abandoned by a GOP so petrified by its role as the loyal opposition to the political Left, that it decided to also oppose even itself and become, in essence, the party of " ? "
Indeed, 2013 will most likely prove to be the year in which the Republicans largely abandoned most of their principles and virtually all of their base, as the hard-fought sequester cuts would be vaingloriously abandoned by party stalwarts, along with most--if any-- gains which had been hard won over the prior couple of years.
Having established this particular thematic along with the anti-constitutional shenanigans, which America has now become dangerously accustomed to, especially from the now Socialist-Democrat leadership in charge, the wreckage continually predicted over the past five years has now become an ever-widening debris trail leading directly to the White House.
On that particular note, the number of 13 articles seems wholly appropriate with regard to our annual review of the top Conservative Refocus articles for 2013, as the website exploded in the number of hits, daily views, and searches and burst into the top 1% of all websites on the planet.
In our review, we have ranked these articles from 13th to 1st, according to the overall number of reads, with the ranking of number one being the article most read.
The Top Articles
It was Benjamin Franklin who uttered these immortal words when the question of security was weighed against individual Liberty at the founding of the nation:
He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
And are doomed to lose both, I should add...and maybe we have.
In at least a month of well-beyond NSA surprising news items, this one in particular article stuck a very deep and resounding chord with a very large number of individuals, not only within the US, but also across the world. In fact, without a doubt, it might be one of the most extraordinary headlines ever to be penned in US history, and it's happening on our watch, America.
Next up, at 12th most read, was Obama's actually telling America not to listen to those voices warning of tyranny, when in fact and with regard to the human race, tyranny has always been the rule rather than the exception.
It is, indeed, interesting that in the midst of El Magnifico's 2nd "executive Order" term, President Obama is urging students to "reject" anyone that warns of government tyranny, especially after the force-passed 20,000 page regulatory Obamacare debacle that continues to unfold, here were Obama's exact words:
They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner, you should reject these voices~Barack Obama
Coming in at #11, the next most read article was one in which we and many others have continually returned back to, because of the extraordinary predictions put forth from the movie/documentary titled "The Daniel Project" in our complete review.
Since our review of the Daniel Project, and after adding multiple links so that individuals could find their website, The Daniel Project's overall web traffic surged by over 200,000 ranking positions internationally, and over 100,000 ranking positions in the US, alone. An increase in traffic of well over one-third in the US, according to webdata traffic services.
No other site had featured or reviewed their data.
Eschatology, also referred to as apocalypticism, is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "The theological sciences concerned with the four last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell," and which is exactly where our X-files type of extreme curiosity led us within this particular project.
"Only the Wise Will Understand"
With the hundreds of predictions found throughout both the old and new testaments of the Bible, these prophecies in fact reveal an "astonishing panorama of future events" which appear to be, even now, coming true, like it or not. So, even if one might be a skeptic, non-believer, or even an Atheist, anyone who views the following predictions from ancient Biblical texts will tend to come away with an unsettled spirit if, indeed, they truly hold an open and critical mind.
But, hold onto your seats when you get past the 13th prophecy.....
Next up at 10th was our rebuttal to good ole' Conservative Charles Krauthammer, who often finds himself several notches to the left of traditional Americans and, by default, the Tea Party. But, don't worry Sir Charles, we still love you....inner-beltway nirvana, not withstanding:
I know, I know, how dare I question the Conservative's Conservative Charles Krauthammer?
He, the winnowed champion of the more or less conservative plight of whom I was delightedly first reading while cruising about the Atlantic Ocean aboard a US Navy destroyer, only a scant couple of years after graduating high school, still wet behind the ears, as they say.
But it's not like this would be the first time....
So, why do I dare call the inimitable Sir Charles out, especially when we're supposed to be one big, happy, Conservative Fleet? Hey, he started it, by nothing less than a series of blatant attacks on Conservatives, to include Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, among a host of others in recent history.
It's what separates us from the apes, which is why this particular article clearly delineates the schism between Liberals and Conservatives, as we lluminated the disastrous Budget Sequester fictions, as prophesied by Obama, into a framework of outrageous humor, and it worked.
Ultimately, our sarcastic fiction proved to be far more accurate than the President's contention of sequesterial badness....
9th) The Mothman Presidency: Top Ten Most Disastrous Effects of Obama's Lurking Sequester Apocalypse
The White House authored budget sequester cuts, as set forth by a petrified media and denying President, are now upon us all, and woe be unto anyone who doubts there extraordinarily well-prophesied ill effects.
Like the mythical Mothman who mysteriously pre-appears as a terrifying paranormal harbinger of unspecified chaos to come, the President has been flying all over the US in an effort to both frighten and herald the disastrous effects of what he, himself, has stealthily engineered in placing the cuts into motion.
And terrify he has, with each chilling appearance, eyes aglow with unshrouded malice towards the spending cut thingy that should never be named, at least not in Regime circles, Obama had left a terrified gaggle of low-info devotees quaking in his wake....
Next up at number 8, we concoct a more accurate version of the actual "climate change" that is ocurring in the US, and it has nothing to do with the temperature.....
While the Left-Wing of American politics and its fearless leader, greedily salivate over the mountains of public payola that could potentially be had from an illusory temperature change's fictionally altering the earth's climate, there is another climate change taking place in the US, and this one is far more real and far more dangerous than anyone could ever evaluate with a climate researcher's slide-rule.
This danger belongs solely to the media mistruths of today, which seek to bend fiction into plausible fact, and which have now become as profligate as the stars in the nighttime sky, in America.
At number 7 was a news story concerning what the US refers to as aerostats, which are derigible based surveillance systems, along the border, and which Obama chose to discontinue in 2013.
As a prelude to the White House's legislative impetus to completely bypass any type of strengthened security of America's porous border with Mexico, the Obama Regime has discontinued a program considered integral to maintaining US border security, which has been in place since the 1980's.
The traditional media, with regard to the shutting down of this important border program, has completely failed at reporting the soon-to-be less than secure southern border, in the wake of a new congressional impetus which seeks a bi-partisan approach to amnesty for illegals.
At number 6 was an article concerning the admittedly bizarre Obama birth certificate's journey back before the Supreme Court, once again, but would the Supremes decide to hear the case, this time?
6) A Perfect Storm Of Errors? Obama's Forged Birth Certificate Case Now Pending at Supreme Court (Youtube)
It was an old story, at least in the journalistic timeline, regarding an additional alias found by a debt collector who was skip-tracing on an entirely different subject, rooted in the Chicago area. In mid-2011, the discovery of the surprising new alias was publicized on a very limited basis while evena little known satirized book was published about it.
Now Obama's birth certificate debacle has resurfaced once again, due simply to the Supreme Court's revitalized interest in reviewing a case that activist Orly Taitz has been pursuing for the last four years.
Moving into the top 5 articles of 2013 was our take on Froma Harrop's deranged and yet giddy article on the "Greatness of Obamacare," a rebuttal to end all rebuttals, it would seem...
At some point, those of us who were never infected with the self-narcotizing Obama Stupivirus, having completely overtaken certain portions of America, can begin to at least wonder if there is no known cure for the more stubbornly pervasive cases....
At number 4 was an article which seemed to travel straight out of Grimm's fairy tales, but only because ot the trainwreck's defenders who were constantly offering up recyclable weapons, which we simply picked up an launched straight back towards the "talking point" apparatchiks.....
Isn't it ironic?
That the Democrats continue to excoriate private insurance companies for kicking somepeople off of some private health plans, while Obama's answer is to kick pretty much allpeople off of all private plans?
"Obamacare" has now been officially relanguaged as "The Affordable Care Act," by both Obama and the Democrats, and that should tell you everything else you ever needed to know about how things are going in Obamacareville....
At number three was our inside look at the 2 Million Bikers to DC movement, which flared up a whole host of other protest movements, and from which also surfaced fellow-Charlottean Conservative, Belinda Bee....
3) Over 10,000 Bikers to Descend on DC: An Inside Look at the '2 Million Bikers to DC' 9/11 Movement
The '2 Million Bikers to DC' Ride to be held in Washington DC on 9/11 has quickly evolved from an event originally promoted to counter the "Million Muslim March' protest to a massive ride specifically noted as a commemorative exhibition to honor and remember those who were slain in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Put together by co-founding grass-roots organizer Belinda Bee as conceptualized by Biker "Top Fuel" Bill Williamson, the event has migrated to an all-out Facebook movement among bikers as thousands upon thousands of patriotic Americans from all over the US plan to meet in Washington DC on the morning of 9/11.
At number 2 was a combo news report/opinion dealing with the Government shutdown and the monument fiasco, of whom anyone who wasn't angered by this set of events... had to either be mind-numbed robot or a serial Progressive, as if there were any true difference....
On October 13, 2013, the protesters stood outside of the White House fence, calmly assembling for a redress of grievances as called for in the US Constitution.
The White House's predictable response was to send in the Park Police in riot gear, while obviously hoping for violence to breakout.
One seemingly female park police officer could clearly be seen shouting obscenities at the protesters in the attached video...
Finally, the number 1 article for 2013, which raged across the internet and the world like far, after being launched from both this website and our post at the Charlotte Conservative Examiner....
While the "Million Muslim March on DC" has fueled a wide range of US reactions, major event organizers for a rival US protest group were treated to a rather remarkable episode of infiltrative subterfuge from both the Million Muslim March group and its stealthy media disciples behind the scenes.
It was the much earlier idea of a Ground Zero mosque from the US Islamic movement which sparked a firestorm of US controversy when announced in May of 2010. Now, the controversy surrounds an already infamous "Million Muslim March on DC," slated for 9/11/13, and coming exactly one year after the 2012 deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three others at the hands of Islamic terrorists in Benghazi.
So, there you have it as Conservative Refocus locks down year it's fifth year of publication, while also meeting the goal of reaching the top 100,000 websites on the planet and garnering thousands of new readers in the process.
As we move into an election year for 2014, we seem to already have a slew of articles and research to finish and publish, unlike in previous years, while noting that things do indeed change rather rapidly, in this day and time.
Many Thanks to our readers and friends for making Conservative Refocus a destination site for both news and opinion, as we continue to fight the war as propagated by the Left against American Liberty and Freedom and of course, the greatest casualty, that being standard issue common sense.
A wearying journey to be certain as we continually rage against those who truly know not what they do, while dually noting that the vast majority of our problems, as a nation, come from deep within rather than from without.
In essence, we are our own worst enemies, while most notably entrusting our greatest treasures of both faith and self-determination within a group of individuals who seem to have little, if any, of these attributes in good measure.
Which brings to mind a set of words laid down long ago, by author C.S. Lewis:
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to liveunder robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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