Saturday, June 21, 2014

Social Security scam and Terrorist network...



Before reading the information below, I'd like to share an incident that happened to me a couple months ago at a Walgreens. My husband had a new prescription that cost over $200. I have the Balance Rewards card from Walgreens, which honors prescriptions as well as other purchases. So, I asked for the Balance Rewards for this prescription to be added to my Rewards account.
The pharmacist said she couldn't because I was paying for it with an entitlement. I explained that we have never been on any kind of entitlement program. She stated that Social Security and Medicare are entitlements. I tried not to come unglued, but told her nicely that my husband and I had earned our Social Security and Medicare with money paid into these accounts each and every payday. She said she understood, but it was now called an entitlement, and I couldn't get the Rewards points. I could care less about the Rewards points, but was livid that the government now called Social Security (that we paid into all our lives) an entitlement!
To be fair to Walgreens, the pharmacist said that this was a federal law -- that no one on entitlement can benefit from those payments in any way...getting reward points. Wow! The government has their hands in everything! Anyway, now please read the item below...
If you get any Social Security at all, in any manner, you might want to read. Did you know this?
Unfortunately most did not, and I am one of those whose Social Security funds are direct deposited to my bank, thus, I never see the checks. Once again, our beloved congressmen are playing fast and loose with vernacular. What motive did they have for changing the name of our Social Security? I’m sure they have a plan, and it won't be to our betterment.
Here we go. JUST REALIZED THAT WITH REQUIRED AUTO DEPOSIT, I NEVER GET TO SEE THE CHECK .... ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW. THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US.* *Subject:* SOCIAL SECURITY becomes FEDERAL BENEFIT CHECK. Have you noticed, the Social Security check is now referred to as a "Federal Benefit Payment"? I'll be part of the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you. Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it...
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a Federal Benefit Payment. This isn't a benefit. It is earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too. It totaled 15% of our income before taxes. If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 Invested in Social Security.
If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security( $375/month, including both your and your employers contributions) at a meager 1% Interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you'd have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved! This is your personal investment.
Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month . That's almost three times more than today's average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration ( Google it - it’s a fact).
And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if you retire at age 65)! I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts .
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did. They took our money and used it elsewhere. They forgot (Knew) that it was OUR money they were taking. They didn't have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them. And they didn't pay interest on the debt they assumed. And recently, they've told us that the money won't support us for very much longer. But is it our fault they misused our investments? And now, to add insult to injury, they're calling it a benefit, as if we never worked to earn every penny of it. Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't mean that our investments were a charity!
Let's take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government. Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.
*Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.* 99% of people won't forward this. Will you? *You can bet I WILL!* I THINK WE SHOULD DEMAND THAT THEIR SALARIES AND RETIREMENTS BE CALLED FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENTS. THIS WOULD BE MORE HONEST THAN WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Forest Fires, king salmon, seals, and stupid governments...

We launched the boat at 2 PM today and ran it up and down the river for an hour to put time on the new engine. We use the 42-foot Brisk to traspor salmon tom markets. There are hundreds of seal in the river attacking the king salmon as they come in.

Earlier today Mary and I were evicted out of our house one AM by police. A big forest fire was within a mile of us. The air was very smokey and it was scarry. You could see flames from our porch. We packed our guns and computers and drove to the boat in Kenai. The highway was packed with people leaving their homes. We slept on the Brisk until 8 AM after which we her the fire had died down by itself when it hit the swamp below us. Nine AM we took our two dogs and drove back home where I slept another two hours.

The fire is still raging and has consumed over 90,000 acres or bout 90 square miles. It jumped the funny river road and is heading north. The wind picked up from the southwest at 30 MPH. Six Canadian fire tanker aircraft are fighting the fire along with 400 fire fighters from all over and many Air Force Blackhawk helocopters. Hundreds of local people donated their time nd pickup trucks to transport fire fighters. This fire will consume more than 100 sqare miles of forest.

It makes me angry that our government Forest Service will sit on their buts for fifty years watching the tress grow without putting in section lines and fire breaks. I am going to write our Congressmen and tell them if the Statem Federal and Borough governments want to own land they should take care of it. If not then at least let people homestead it. The waste hundreds of millions fighting fires when they should be allowing poeple to hunt moose and spruck hens, harvest house logs, pick mushrooms and cut firewood on public lands. Instead they guard it with uniformed officers to keep people off it and then watch it all go up in smoke.
At the very least they should pay people to put in roads and section lines (fire breaks). If the government can't take care of the land then they should not own the land. Let the people have it. 
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Monday, March 17, 2014

FORWARD BY LONE E. JOHNSON The following article by Lone E. Johnson titled, Alaska’s mad Trapper was printed in the 1959 Tundra Times. My father-in-law, Dick Janson, Sr., was a genuine character in his own right, a well as being a master story teller. His tales of adventure with Pancho Villa’s “Rover Army,” of roaming the Old West, logging, prospecting, and following heavy construction work, and of early Alaska, used to keep us entertained by the hour. Dad left Sweden in 1909 at the age of 20 and came to Alaska in 1916. He taught himself English by reading newspapers. His strength was prodigious and proverbial. He was one of those bull Swedes who would never go around a thing if he could go through it. His two sons used to complain that there were two ways to do things—Dad’s way and the easy way. “The hardest way is not hard enough.” He was a great guy, and as I say, master story-teller. Dad’s stories of the “Mad Trapper of Cordova, another great guy and interesting character, especially caught my fancy. These stories as wild as they seem, are all true. The Mad Trapper was one of those fellows who set his mind a thing and did not quit till he was good at it. When he first came to Alaska as a cheechako, he listened to stories about legendary old-timers and set out to out-do them. He set out to learn to shoot straighter, mush farther, trap better, and anything else he heard about, including flying. In many cases, he succeeded. With it all, he was a born clown and a great favorite with old and young alike. The Mad Trapper went to the Kenai country after he left Cordova, where he continued to pile up the stories and legends about himself. I know little of his subsequent career after leaving Cordova. All I can tell is what dad told me about the “mad Trapper” of Cordova, one sunny day sitting on a clam bar waiting for the tide. I’ll never forget the stories Dad told me about the Mad Trapper. It was a time when Halferty Cannery was putting up an experimental pack of cockles. There were tons of cockles on the clam bars and they were starving out the razor clams, so we were hoping to create a marker for them. They asked dad to get a skiff load, and my husband, Dick Jr., and I went along to help. There were so many cockles on that bar we had all we could carry before low water so we had to wait for the tide. We sat on the edge of the skiff and Dad began to tell stories. A small plane flew overhead about that time and it reminded him of the Mad Trapper. “Now, Toni, let me tell you about the Mad Trapper. If that plane had been him he’d have been diving on us, just to see us jump face down in the mud. He used to do that to the cockle-diggers out on the mud flat in front of Cordova. “And he had the funniest-looking plane—built it himself. I guess it had a pusher-type motor mounted on top and he could do acrobatics with it every-thing. “The way the mad Trapper learned to fly is this: One day he went down to the airport, and he found this plane all gassed up and running: warming up for the pilot, I guess. So the Mad Trapper just piled in and took off. That’s how he learned to fly. When he told me about it I asked him if he landed all right. “Well, I’m here ain’t I?” he demanded. That’s the kind of guy he was. “He used to fly around and buzz bears sleeping on the mountainside. The bears would rise up and growl and bat at him. “When the mad trapper flew over town, he’d come over Main Street, cut the motor and holler: ‘Send me a cab to the airport!’ Authors note* {This is true. He did this on several occasions when I was riding with him.} “One time I was out on the flats fishing and the Mad Trapper landed his plane on the flats nearby. So I took him to the boat for coffee. Well, I poured him a cup and handed it over. He took one sip and spit it overboard. ‘Do you call that weak slop coffee? He said.” Dad’s coffee was pure battery acid. He kept it on the middle of the stove all day, boiling vigorously. Whenever the pot ran low, he’d add some more grounds and more boiling water. Once a week or so he’d have to throw out all the grounds because there would be no room in the pot. This was the “weak slop” the Mad Trapper complained of. Dad went on with the story. “Well I threw all that coffee out and handed him the pot and the can of coffee and told him to make it himself. Well, he did. He took a whole pound of coffee and put it in the pot and added water. When it was boiled up, he said, ‘Now that’s coffee!’ “So while we were drinking this here coffee, the Mad Trapper asks me if, I ‘me going to town this weekend, and I told him no, it took too long to run in-this was in the days before the big, high-powered kickers. “‘Oh,’ he laughed. ‘That’s no problem, I’ll fly you in!’ “Well I looked at his plane, and I say, “It looks like there’s only one seat in there. Where would I ride?’ “Well, the Mad Trapper pointed to the plane, “See those handles up on the wing? You just lie out on the wing under the engine there and hold on and I’ll have you to town in no time at all!’ Well, that’s one ride I didn’t take. That crazy fool might have decided to do a few loops and dives while I was up there! “Do you know what happened to that plane? On day he decided to fly through a narrow canyon-–a real narrow canyon—and he came walking out the other side with the engine strapped to his back. “Well you know, the Trapper, he was a real big guy—strong as a bull—and tough! He could chew up railroad spikes and spit out carpet tacks! His real name was Henry Kroll, but no one ever called him anything but the Mad Trapper. He’d do some of the craziest things. I’ll never forget the time I met him coming down the trail one winter in hip boots on skis. And he didn’t have a thing to eat with him. I told him that the jackrabbits carried more lunch than he did. “The Mad trapper had a funny sense of humor. He would go into a tear-jerker movie and when the movie got real sad and all the women started crying he’d bust out laughing at the top of his lungs, and pointing to all the people dabbing their eyes. “The kids used to tease him all the time, and the mad trapper would chase them. They always got away, because they had all their avenues of escape mapped out—like they’d run through the Northern Hotel, out the back and jump over the bank so he couldn’t catch them. They considered it great sport to tease the mad trapper. But one day, Sonny Olson made the mistake of running down the dock, and when he got to the end there was no escape. He was cornered. “The mad Trapper took Sonny’s pants off and chased the embarrassed, kid all the way through town. He followed the kid all the way carrying his pants over his arm and yelling. “I’ll teach those little so-and so’s to tease me! “Oh the best story of all was the time he took a contract to capture some live animals for a zoo outside. The first thing he tried for was a mountain goat. Being the sort of man he was, he ignored the smaller specimens and lassoes the biggest goat in the heard. The big Billy took off across the mountainside before the Mad Trapper had a chance to snub off the rope. Off they went--the trapper trying to snub the rope on every rock, tree or outcropping they went whizzing past—but the big Billy was moving too fast. It was all the trapper could do to keep upright and moving in the same direction. Then the goat came charging over a rock slide area. Both the goat and the Trapper lost their footing here and went sliding down the mountain. They slid just a little way when the rope fetched up in the middle around a clump of alders. With this, the two contestants began to slide closer together, and the mad Trapper began to figure at last that he might be able to tie the legs of the goat and have him. But he glanced up at the alder clump and saw that it was gradually pulling out by the roots and that soon the Trapper and the Billy goat would resume their slide down the steep slope. So the Mad Trapper admitted defeat, whipped out his hunting knife and as soon as he got close enough, cut the goat loose with only a short bit of rope left which would easily come off. He later captured some smaller goats for the outside zoo people. “But he did trap three live wolverines for the zoo. One of the wolverine he knocked out so he could put him in an old Yukon stove. That one he drug behind him on a sled. Another one was tied to his pack and the third he was pushing in front with one leg hobbled to a pole. This one was trying to turn around all the time and bite him. The one in his pack was struggling to get free so violently that he was making the Trapper stumble. This is the way he traveled the twenty-five miles into Cordova from his trap-line on the Copper River. “Well after a while the wolverine in the stove came too and started to growl and the one in his back kept fighting the ropes and the one in front kept trying to bite him and it put the Mad Trapper out of sorts. “Well thing were going pretty good till the Trapper got a little careless once and forgot to watch. Now a wolverine is a pretty tough animal, and when the Trapper--- You have to read the book to find out what happened next because I lost the rest of this article.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

EVERYONE IN AMERICA SHOULD READ THIS ! / EXECUTIVE ORDERS If you want to see the truth to this, click on the link at the bottom. It is the White House link. Click on Executive orders. It will list them starting with the last one signed. The last one was signed on January 17, 2014. The first one BO signed was on January 21, 2009, Presidential Records, right after he "took over". There is a column on the right side of the page listed by month. Click on a month and see what was signed that month. The link starts at the top with February 2014, nothing yet, and goes all the way to January 2009. It is mind boggling and very concerning, the number he has signed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So, the next time someone says, "oh, all Presidents issue executive orders", enlighten them! For the SHOCK of your life, take 1 minute to comprehend what you read below. During our lifetimes, all Presidents have issued Executive Orders. For various reasons, some have issued more than others. These things will directly affect u.s. all, in years to come. Question is: Do YOU care enough to send this, 'shocking info,' to people you love and others? NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED by U.S. Presidents in the last 100 years: Teddy Roosevelt - 3 All Others until FDR - 0 FDR - 11 in 16 years Truman - 5 in 7 years Ike - 2 in 8 years Kennedy - 4 in 3 years LBJ - 4 in 5 years Nixon - 1 in 6 years Ford - 3 in 2 years Carter - 3 in 4 years Reagan - 5 in 8 years Bush - 3 in 4 years Clinton - 15 in 8 years George W. Bush - 62 in 8 years Obama - 923 in 3 1/2 years! More than 1000+ and counting Executive Orders in 6 years.. Read some of them below � unbelievable! Next step -dictatorship. (Looks like we are there already!) If you don't get the implications, you're not paying attention. How come all the other presidents in the past 100 years have not felt it necessary to INCREASE GOVERNMENT�S POWER OVER THE PEOPLE with more than 1,000 Executive Orders? This is really very scary. And most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. YES, THERE IS A REASON THAT THIS PRESIDENT IS DETERMINED TO TAKE CONTROL AWAY FROM THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. Even some Democrats in the House have turned on him, plus a very small number of Democrat Senators have questioned him. Rightfully so. - WHAT IS OBAMA REALLY TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH???? Remember what he told Russia 's Putin: "I'll be more flexible after I'm re-elected". Now look at these: EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 -- allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports. EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 -- allows the government to seize and control the communication media. EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 -- allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals. EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 -- allows the government to take over all food resources and farms. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 -- allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 -- allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 -- designates the registration of all persons. Postmaster General to operate a national registration. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 -- allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 -- allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 -- allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 -- assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 -- specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 -- grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President. EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 -- allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. Financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. Feel free to verify the "executive orders" at will.....and these are just the major ones. I'm sure you've all heard the tale of the "Frog in the Pot"... Watch Obama's actions, not his words! By his actions he will show you where America is headed. Obama has issued executive orders that seek to "harmonize" U.S. Economic regulations with the rest of the world. These executive orders are yet another incremental step that is pushing us closer to a North American Union and a one world economic system. Obama used the stage at the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King�s I have a dream speech to announce two new executive orders infringing on your second amendment rights.. The first bans the importation of antique military firearms for sale to sportsman and collectors.. He intentionally mislabels them military grade weapons to deceive the sheeple, but make no mistake . . . the order was written specifically to ban the importation of surplus M1 carbines, M1 Garands, 1903 Springfields and other antiques coveted by collectors and sport shooters. This order is the death knell for the civilian marksmanship program. Congress had previously passed the sportsman protection act in 1986 which among other things guaranteed that the importation of the historic relics for collectors and the CMP would not be impeded by unreasonable regulations..But Emperor Obama does not bend to the will of the people or the rule of law.. He will impose on his subjects what he wishes, when he wishes. Kind of like Papa Joe Stalin or the short Austrian with the funky mustache! Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. The American people need to understand that Barack Obama is constantly looking for ways to integrate the United States more deeply with the rest of the world. The globalization of the world economy has accelerated under Obama, and this latest executive order represents a fundamental change in U.S. economic policy. Now federal regulators will be required to "harmonize" their work with the international community. If THIS IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE, THEN PROVE TO YOURSELF IT'S WRONG - Google it! http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders


Sunday, February 16, 2014

King Arthur and the Witch: Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death. The question?...What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end. He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer. Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged. The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first. The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend! Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table. Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus: What a woman really wants, she answered....is to be in charge of her own life. Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared. And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding. The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half. Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day....or night? Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments? What would YOU do? What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make YOUR choice before you scroll down below. OKAY? Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life. Now....what is the moral to this story? The moral is..... If you don't let a woman have her own way.... Things are going to get ugly


Thursday, February 13, 2014

These are the type people that make up our military. All military pilots are trained with the knowledge, that they will be ordered to fly collision courses with enemy aircraft i.e. nuclear bombers; in the face of no alternative, threat assesment and thier ability to intercept . This is the first time I have heard this story. A great story of dedication, bravery and commitment to protecting America! Pilots often claim that the two worst things that can happen to a pilot are: ( 1 ) Walking out to the aircraft knowing this will be your last flight or ( 2 ) Walking out to the aircraft NOT knowing this will be your last flight. This pilot's story adds another possibility.... The events of September 11, 2001, put two F-16 pilots into the sky with orders to bring down United Flight 93 . Late on that Tuesday morning of September 11th, Lt. Heather "Lucky" Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders, "Bring down United Airlines Flight 93." The day's fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it. "I genuinely believed that was going to be the last time I took off," says Maj. Heather "Lucky" Penney, remembering the September 11 attacks and the initial U.S. reaction. The one thing she didn't have as she roared into the crystalline sky was live ammunition. Or missiles. Or anything at all to throw at a hostile aircraft. Except her own plane. So that was the plan. Because the surprise attacks were unfolding, in that innocent age, faster than they could arm war planes, Penney and her commanding officer planned to fly their jets straight into a Boeing 757. "We wouldn't be shooting it down. We'd be ramming the aircraft," Penney recalls of her charge that day. "I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot." For years, Penney, one of the first generation of female combat pilots in the country, gave no interviews about her experiences on September 11 (which included, eventually, escorting Air Force One back into Washington's suddenly highly restricted airspace). But 10 years later, she is reflecting on one of the lesser-told tales of that endlessly examined morning: How the first counterpunch the U.S. Military prepared to throw at the attackers was effectively a suicide mission. "We had to protect the airspace any way we could," she said last week in her office at Lockheed Martin, where she is a director in the F-35 program. Penney, now a major but still a petite blonde with a Colgate grin, is no longer a combat flier. She flew two tours in Iraq and she serves as a part-time National Guard pilot, mostly hauling VIPs around in a military Gulfstream. She takes the stick of her own vintage 1941 Taylor craft tail-dragger whenever she can. But none of her thousands of hours in the air quite compare with the urgent rush of launching on what was supposed to be a one-way flight to a midair collision. First of her kind! She was a rookie in the autumn of 2001, the first female F-16 pilot they'd ever had at the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard. She had grown up smelling jet fuel. Her father flew jets in Vietnam and still races them. Penney got her pilot's license when she was a literature major at Purdue. She planned to be a teacher. But during a graduate program in American studies, Congress opened up combat aviation to women and Penney was nearly first in line. "I signed up immediately," she says. "I wanted to be a fighter pilot like my dad." On that Tuesday, they had just finished two weeks of air combat training in Nevada. They were sitting around a briefing table when someone looked in to say a plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York. When it happened once, they assumed it was some yahoo in a Cessna. When it happened again, they knew it was war. But the surprise was complete. In the monumental confusion of those first hours, it was impossible to get clear orders. Nothing was ready. The jets were still equipped with dummy bullets from the training mission. As remarkable as it seems now, there were no armed aircraft standing by and no system in place to scramble them over Washington. Before that morning, all eyes were looking outward, still scanning the old Cold War threat paths for planes and missiles coming over the polar ice cap. "There was no perceived threat at the time, especially one coming from the homeland like that," says Col. George Degnon, vice commander of the 113th Wing at Andrews. "It was a little bit of a helpless feeling, but we did everything humanly possible to get the aircraft armed and in the air. It was amazing to see people react." Things are different today, Degnon says. At least two "hot-cocked" planes are ready at all times, their pilots never more than yards from the cockpit. A third plane hit the Pentagon, and almost at once came word that a fourth plane could be on the way, maybe more. The jets would be armed within an hour, but somebody had to fly now, weapons or no weapons. "Lucky, you're coming with me," barked Col. Marc Sasseville. They were gearing up in the pre-flight life-support area when Sasseville, struggling into his flight suit, met her eye. "I'm going to go for the cockpit," Sasseville said. She replied without hesitating, "I'll take the tail." It was a plan. And a pact. 'Let's go!' Penney had never scrambled a jet before. Normally the pre-flight is a half-hour or so of methodical checks. She automatically started going down the list. "Lucky, what are you doing? Get your butt up there and let's go!" Sasseville shouted. She climbed in, rushed to power up the engine, screamed for her ground crew to pull the chocks. The crew chief still had his headphones plugged into the fuselage as she nudged the throttle forward. He ran along pulling safety pins from the jet as it moved forward. She muttered a fighter pilot's prayer - "God, don't let me [expletive] up"- and followed Sasseville into the sky. They screamed over the smoldering Pentagon, heading northwest at more than 400 mph, flying low and scanning the clear horizon. Her commander had time to think about the best place to hit the enemy. "We don't train to bring down airliners," said Sasseville, now stationed at the Pentagon. "If you just hit the engine, it could still glide and you could guide it to a target. My thought was the cockpit or the wing." He also thought about his ejection seat. Would there be an instant just before impact? "I was hoping to do both at the same time," he says. "It probably wasn't going to work, but that's what I was hoping." Penney worried about missing the target if she tried to bail out. "If you eject and your jet soars through without impact... " she trails off, the thought of failing more dreadful than the thought of dying. But she didn't have to die. She didn't have to knock down an airliner full of kids and salesmen and girlfriends. They did that themselves. It would be hours before Penney and Sasseville learned that United 93 had already gone down in Pennsylvania, an insurrection by hostages willing to do just what the two Guard pilots had been willing to do: Anything, and everything. "The real heroes are the passengers on Flight 93 who were willing to sacrifice themselves," Penney says. "I was just an accidental witness to history." She and Sasseville flew the rest of the day, clearing the airspace, escorting the president, looking down onto a city that would soon be sending them to war. She's a single mom of two girls now. She still loves to fly. And she still thinks often of that extraordinary ride down the runway a decade ago. "I genuinely believed that was going to be the last time I took off," she says. "To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens." - Adolph Hitler


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Turner Radio Network RSS Feed Stats Content View Hits : 2435390 BOMBSHELL: Snowden downloaded entire roster of U.S. government - all names, home addresses and other personal info of **all** officials and gov't employees -- including law enforcement -- plus bankers, corporate boards of directors and more! Thursday, 06 February 2014 20:28 February 6, 2014 -- (TRN) -- Edward Snowden, the former contractor at the National Security Agency took with him multiple "Doomsday" packages of information when he departed the country and began revealing how intensely the US Government is spying on its own citizens. He has the personal home info for all Elected Officials, Law Enforcement, Judges, Bankers, Corporate Boards of Directors and more! At a classified briefing for members of Congress which took place on Wednesday, members found out that Snowden took with him: •a complete roster of absolutely every employee and official of the entire US Government. •The names, home addresses, unlisted personal home telephone and personal cellular phone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of every person involved in any way, with any department of the US Government. •The files include elected officials, Cabinet appointees, Judges, and **ALL** law enforcement agency employees including sworn officers. •Similar files with the personal information of EVERY government contractor and all employees of that contractor! •Similar files with all the personal information of EVERY Bank Corporation, their operating officers and their Boards of Directors, including all current and former members of the Federal Reserve •Similar files with all the personal information about anyone holding any type of license from the Government such as Doctors, Lawyers, Stock Brokers, Commodities Traders . . . . and many more. •Similar files with all the personal information of EVERY non-bank Corporation in the U.S., including their operating officers and Boards of Directors. Snowden has made it clear that if he is arrested, if he vanishes, or if he "dies" from any cause whatsoever, ALL of the information in his possession will be published publicly. TRN has confirmed that, working through Julian Assange and his "WikiLeaks" organization, copies of the encrypted data have already been distributed to more than one-thousand, two hundred (1200) web sites around the world. Those sites have agreed to conceal the information until such time as contact with Snowden is "lost." Once contact is lost, the sites have been told they will receive the Decryption keys via CD ROM, E-mail and P2P / Bit-Torrent file transfer. Once the decryption keys are sent, the sites have been instructed to wait a specific amount of time to confirm Snowden's disappearance, arrest or death and upon expiration of that time period, to publish the decrypted materials. Making the situation all the more dire for the government is that Snowden has made clear he will release some of the information under certain "other" circumstances. For instance, if Martial Law is declared in the US or if any elections are canceled for any reason, all the government employee info goes out. If an economic collapse takes place, all the Banker/Stock Broker/Commodities Trader information goes out. If Corporations start hyper-inflating prices, all the information about them, their officers and Board of Directors will go out. Snowden literally has the most powerful people in the United States in an inescapable stranglehold. If any of the things articulated above take place, everyone throughout the country will know exactly who to blame and exactly where they live. One can only speculate that under the right conditions, it might not be long until those responsible for the problems of our country, faced consequences for their actions; consequences delivered one at a time, in the dark of night, when there is no help . . . . and no escape. Leading members of the House Armed Services Committee emerged from the classified briefing “shocked” at the amount of information he reportedly took with him beyond the NSA surveillance programs. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the Armed Service panel’s Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee and also a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the briefing on the defense consequences of Snowden’s leaks was “very highly classified,” and therefore details couldn’t be discussed. Thornberry did say that lawmakers “left the briefing disturbed and angered” after hearing that the leaks by the former Booz Allen Hamilton employee “went well beyond programs associated with the NSA and data collection.” He characterized the leaks as so severe that they “compromise military capability and defense of the country” and “could cost lives” — while they “will certainly cost billions to repair.” “His actions were espionage, plain and simple,” Thornberry said. Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) read his statement rather than making comments on the fly “because of the seriousness of this issue and the sensitivity” of the information they’d just heard. “Ed Snowden isn’t a whistleblower; he’s a traitor,” McKeon said. No matter what opinion people hold of the data collection programs, he added, people should be “shocked and outraged to find that a substantial amount of the information has nothing to do with the NSA.” SOURCE: Partial sourcing from: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/02/05/lawmakers-disturbed-and-angered-after-classified-briefing-reveals-extent-of-snowden-defense-leaks/