Global Warming Used as Catalyst for “Global Governance”

Filed under:Culture War,Science — posted by Maverick on 7/13/2009 @ 6:05 pm

According to Climate Depot, while speaking at Oxford on July 7th, 2009, Al Gore says that changes in global warming awareness will be driven by “global governance.”

See, I thought all the right-wing lunatics saying that a world government is coming were just crazy conspiracy theorists. Apparently, they were just crazy accurate. Oh, and I also thought that only Republicans used fear and impending doom to scare the populous into swallowing their radical legislation. Huh. It would seem I have a lot to learn about politics.

“Band of Brothers” Soldier Dies without Fanfare

Filed under:General — posted by 3wire on @ 4:45 pm

From: an email sent by Maj Joe Sturtevant, USMC ret, VMO-6, 1st MAW, QTCB 68-69

One of the “Band of Brothers” soldiers died on June 17, 2009. We’re hearing a lot today about big splashy memorial services. I want a nationwide memorial service for Darrell “Shifty” Powers.

Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you’ve seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.

I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn’t know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was at the right gate, and noticed the “Screaming Eagle”, the symbol of the 101st Airborne, on his hat.

Making conversation, I asked him if he’d been in the 101st Airborne, or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st. I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many jumps he made. (more…)