That's true. They might as well worship him. For heaven's sake, if Muhammad's actions are worthy of emulation as Islam clearly teaches, and if it is against Muslim law to criticize the prophet (death penalty), how can I conclude anything but that they do worship him? What difference does it make showing an image of Muhammad, if he is treated like God anyway? What makes them think they don't worship him just because they hyperventilate over not making an image of him?
December 4, 2014 at 8:27am
“Obama called the $9 trillion… irresponsible… unpatriotic.”
Drinking from his own Common Core KoolAid…
My 1950s math says that $9T cut (divided) by 2/3 is $27T…. Nearly there…
Is “2/3″ O’s new math? While running for office, everything was HALF and TWICE…
 December 4, 2014 at 8:09am
* This product requires engine HEAT to generate its 1000W,
* Assume 1000W is 1% of engine output.
* If tank not running, engine MUST run to generate this 1000W.
* Burn 100,000W of fuel energy to save… er… generate 1000W.
Can someone explain the Return on Investment calculation again?
There is very little data in this article about a "secret" technology, which in reality means we are not getting much at all from the data point of view. The key to a thermoelectric system is not necessarily "engine heat", but just plain "heat". Meaning anything that produces adequate heat will do...it doesn't have to be something like a vehicle engine driving a tank AND making heat. This would be an ultimate hybrid or "alternative energy" vehicle, using the thermoelectiric device to power a drive train instead of a whole slug of batteries, internal combustion engine and/or a traditional generator, and a probably very small but efficient and intense heat source, including nuclear. This is actually very promising, more for commercial use than just military, but for better or worse, the gov't currently "owns" it and ain't talking.
Spend billion$$ in YOUR PRIVATE-CITIZEN LEGAL TAXDOLLARS for engineering and billion$$ to produce just ONE FOR TEST...then SPEND BILLIONS FOR LIMITED PRODUCTION... to save ???????? what?????
 October 13, 2014 at 10:26am
At a minimum, you’re missing or deliberately ignoring these questions:
Is requested service one you normally provide?
Do you reserve the right to surcharge for non-standard service?
Should a “protected class” have the right to demand products/services not normally provided by a business? What do you think would be the response if a car manufacturer was asked to deliver a vehicle painted with the LGBT rainbow? I’ll bet it won’t be “Sure. That’s a FREE option.” — at least not yet.
If protected classes have the right to such demands, then shouldn’t ANYone have the same rights?
I’ll bet this company wouldn’t print “Freakishly Arrogant Gays Suck” T-shirts either.. But pro-LGBT decisions also allow for such demands… such a T-shirt would be an opinion v. one that reads “I hate Freakishly Arrogant Gays” which would be declared hate speech — Live by the sword, die by the sword (which tend to be double-edged)…
In this case, the “service” is based on Christian beliefs. If a client wants non-Christian services, then GO ELSEWHERE or be prepared to PAY through the nose for this company’s non-standard (as they define it) service.
I’m sick and tired of these attacks from the Lacking Godly Belief Tactics crowd.
 August 21, 2014 at 9:10am
“The law requires places of public accommodation to offer their services to customers without regard to race, color, religion or national origin,” Elizabeth Cavell, an attorney who works for the atheist legal firm, told KTHV-TV.
So… FFRF is an organization which is clearly wanting to affect public accommodation of a religious nature… doesn’t that make them in violation of the very law they use as the basis of their arguments?
 August 5, 2014 at 11:10am
You obviously have not followed Jason… saw this coming many months ago… the only unknown/surprise was the date&time.
Unlike GB, RL, SH, etc who I also like, Jason had a plan, and implemented it BEFORE quitting… Join GALT.IO and learn instead of acting like a CNN shill.
 July 22, 2014 at 11:10am
Sometime in the ’60s, I remember walking around a depression in the sidewalk as we were going in to see a movie. When we came out, the depression was FILLED in.. about 2″ deep of these flies and there wasn’t even a 1/2″ square on any wall/window that wasn’t covered.
I believe you! lol
 July 22, 2014 at 10:54am
They’re called ShadFlies in some areas… interestingly, they molt and leave empty skins…
 July 22, 2014 at 10:50am
Grew up with these… cute li’l critters with twin tails about as long as their bodies. They were easy to pick up by the wings for closer examination. At night, so many fly around the street lights that the lights are hard to see… Driving was a constant snap, crackle and pop… although sometimes slick as ice
 July 21, 2014 at 5:47pm
Anyone been lucky to have their IRS tax records lost due to HD crashes? Anyone?? …. (crickets)
 July 12, 2014 at 9:19am
“How to kill… er… fundamentally reform a country” includes depleting its resources via:
* spending, spending, spending
* blocking REAL work
* Robing Head politicians
* good people trying to “help” the pawns… er… children
* asking charitable groups to spend their limited resources which can’t be replenished by taxation
* quietly de-fanging the STOCK Act to resume pilfering
* supporting factions (& countries) v. supporting our own ______
* …. and the list goes on… and on…. and on…
 July 11, 2014 at 7:03am
“The Associated Press had reviewed the material ahead of its release.”
To have the MSM scripts ready at release?
 June 14, 2014 at 10:13am
Reasons most believe WH & MSM “birther” position:
1. his BC “facts” (date, location, etc) are easy to “prove” or “disprove”, so confusion reigns.
2. keep reason 1 at the fore, and the real reasons to disbelieve the authenticity are overshadowed.
BUT, here are some of my additional reasons why the supposed BC was really hand-crafted and can NOT be a copy of any original:
- evidence of “white on green” printing — anyone know of a printer that prints in WHITE ink over a colored background?
- the “typed” data was done with two different typewriters — NO, I’m not talking about the character shapes as others have tried to prove. Rather, typewriters are FIXED font/spacing devices; close examination shows that some characters have different spacing… this is IMPOSSIBLE unless hand-crafted on PhotoShop or similar program.
- unless the person doing the typing used a little-known feature of typewriters (half-spacing), the BC was typed in TWO passes AND on TWO different typewriters at minimum.
- there is a white “halo” effect around most of the text which doesn’t happen when a document is printed onto “security paper” such as http://www.amazon.com/Green-2×11-24lb-Basketweave-Security-Paper/dp/B000RT
 June 14, 2014 at 9:23am
SIGH… and the missing reasons the IRS is absolutely lying:
7. Reasons 1-6 apply only to the IRS servers and therefore only cover emails sent WITHIN the IRS.
8. Emails sent/received by the IRS servers (6 publicly visible) to/from the Whitehouse servers (6 here too) are ALSO backed up on the WH servers.
9. Repeat reason 8 for IRS FEC (2 servers), IRS Capitol Hill Dem**, and any other external** (non-IRS) servers.
** post the part of their email address after the “@” and I’ll tell you the number of visible servers there too.
10. With so many disparate servers and backups, it is IMPOSSIBLE to lose ALL Lerner emails without human intervention; which is probably why it took all this time to find… er, lose… them all.
11. Any email user wanting to recover a lost email would get very irate if IT couldn’t restore it overnight at the worst.
Might be able to find some of the missing info using Maltego Radium
 June 14, 2014 at 2:05am
Anyone who believes this crap knows nothing of email servers. Her emails to the WH, FEC and Hill Dems should also be backed up on… wait for it… the WH server(s), the FEC server(s), and Capitol Hill server(s)…. Wonder how long before we hear those servers also lost her emails…
FYI: publicly visible email server counts:
Wanna guess how many servers must be serving all the Dem reps?
Excellent point. I'll bet there are at least a dozen copies of those emails on probably as many servers not to mention the copies on magnetic tapes. This administration does not fear the people or the congress. If they get away with this they can get away with anything.
September 26, 2013 at 7:40am
To reliably secure an iPad: remove the internals, cover screen with chalk paint, include chalk.
April 23, 2013 at 9:29am
“Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an ESTABLISHMENT of RELIGION, or PROHIBITING the FREE EXERCISE thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Hello moron you belong in there with Bloomberg that we must "re-interpret" the Constitution when we don't agree with it. Congress did not pass a law, thus it has no impact. These are numbers placed upon a device by the manufacturer. Simply purchasing something does not make it a establishment violation. This government for over 200 years has purchased religious items and no one has ever complained.
I want one!!!
Thank you for posting that text, but no place in that text do I see that Congress passed a law saying that scope should have scripture references on them. Therefore, since Congress did not pass such a law, the fact that the references are on the scopes do not equal an establishment of religion by Congress.
Now, with that in mind, the Army can modify their equipment however they like. They could even ADD the scripture references and be okay since they are not Congress. They can have the references removed in the same way, they are the purchaser of the items and may change them to suit their needs.
Anyone with issues with any of this needs to get over it. This is a small thing and as the buyer of the scopes, the Army can do with them as they like. Stop putting more onto this story than is really there.
David Barton/WallBuilders ...
"No free government now exists in the world, unless where Christianity is acknowledged, & is the religion of the country" PA Supreme Court 1824
PROHIBITING the FREE EXERCISE thereof;---this is the little annoying phrase for the Left. They can't seem to understand it's meaning. It's kind of like "not infringe" --- They must not understand English those socialist progressives!!
No surprise here. muslims and atheists fill our military at all levels now, replacing conservatives and Christians. Obama and his commiecrat pals invited the muslim brotherhood to edit and scrub intelligence agency manuals of any negative references to islam or muslims, so it's no surprise we'd go this far to remove positive references to Christianity.
The only thing that surprises me is, we haven't hired teams of illegal aliens to sit with permanent markers and remove "in God we trust" from our currency.
It's no wonder God has turned his back on us as a nation, and will continue to do so until we turn back to Him!
Actually, Silver, it's much more direct than that...
A veiled scripture reference that one wouldn't even know is there unless they're told is only an establishment of religion inasmuch as all of the bible verses etched in stone on all of those buildings in DC are also. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/r/religious-depictions.htm
I agree wholeheartedly... referencing the bible isn't establishing a religion, but wiping away all biblical references are definitely a limitation on the free practice thereof.
The guy that is doing this probably has a family member that will be the contractor that gets the highest bid. Oh well, a rich country like us can afford another $$$ 5 to 10 million Dollar contract. It's all about job security and they will bring in a bunch of handicapped folks and give them $10 to 30 dollars a day. Theres a company in Texas that does this and they get government contracts right & left since it is owned by a minority and she gets filthy rich since using handicapped folks you don't have to hire Union people and pay 10 or 15 bucks an hour
Numbnuts What law did they pass?
If it was a Muslim verse it would be cool...
This might have been a pain with the serial numbers. I don't think many people would immediately know it was a bible verse and may have added it to their property books with the longer serial number. I wouldn't get too worked up about this one. There are plenty of real attacks on religion in the army to worry about.
Department of ArME
Subject: ArME values and Money
All forms of money - coin or bill - must be free from all inscriptions that refer to any deity especially the christian deity. Using a dremel type of tool or felt marker carefully remove any words that refer to a "god" or trusting in anything other than what we tell you to trust in.
Remember this isn't your father or mother's army anymore - we decide what your morals are to be and it is our desire to create an army that will put away foolish ideas about "gods" and do whatever we tell you to do. We know that decades of statist indoctrination and a violent hedonistic pop culture has produced a younger generation that is now willing to serve in an ArMe that espouses
values contrary to tradition. Simply put you have little or no values - we will give you some.
You may meet some members in the ArMe that do not agree with our ways , ahem our values. Do not listen to them only mark them. They will go away. You may be able to convince them someday - in their homes - at the point of our values.
Lt. Col. Clink
WOuldn't forcing a non-Christian soldier to carry a scope marked with Christian scripture be a violation of hteir freedom of religion?
Besides, the first amendment is meant to keep the federal government from promoting or advocating one religion over another. If the company who made those scopes had engraved them "there is no god but allah and muhammed is his prophet" would you still be ok with making the soldiers use them?
The point is, the Army did not order scripture engraved scopes. The manufacturer slipped that in. That's not ok.
Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Oh no! You mean 5 pesky characters (JN8:12)made their way onto the scopes?! We have got to scrape those off immediately! What?! Some already made their way out onto the feild?! We cant have that! Someone might look that up. You know what that says don't you? Its dangerous extremist stuff! It talks about you know who, being the light of the world and giving life...
I am so sick and tired of all this liberal TRASH. Im going to take my bible and bash them over the head with it. Then Im going to shove it right down their throats the way they have shoved gay, feminist, socialist propaganda in my face every single day of my life. When all is said and done they will thank me for it.
Good greif its obvious that Americas blessing is a direct result of our Christian faith, and values. Its why we are in currently in decline. Its the big fat elephant in the middle of the room, that progressives absolutely refuse to see!
WETHEPOLICE - you have one glaring error in your sarcastic post: Klink - not Clink!!!
Many a true word is spoken in jest. Of course, you were not joking. Keep 5.
"The manufacturer slipped that in."
No they did not. This story isn't new. It started back in 2010 and was started by a crybaby Michael Weinstein and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. This manufacturer always put those on there. Read the original stories.
Weinstein claimed it was "...the best example of violation of the separation of church and state in this country..." and that it was "...pushing fundamentalist Christianity at the point of a gun against the people that we're fighting. We're emboldening an enemy."
The Muslim Public Affairs Council claimed they were helping to "...feed into the violent extremists' narrative that the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are a 'crusade against Islam.' "
The moral of the story? Islam wins again.
okay gin if it said (kill the infidel) you would have no problem with that.its not religious.
but if I wanted this scripture on my scope its not a violation of my rights?
and in most cities that you NEED A PERMIT to peaceably assemble ,that's not a violation either right??on and on and on with the constitutional violations. but its the govt so that don't count??!!!
the constitution is aimed at the govt not the people.so keep your head in the sand.
Does not apply! Congress did not create a law establishing an official religion! That clause was penned in order to prevent legislators from establishing a church like the Anglican church in Britian. They did not want citizens to be forced to adhear to a specific church. This doesnt mean our government cannot refer to God or his word and that we must completly divorce ourselves from Him. Heck our Constitution references God and/or the Creator. Based upon the interpretation of libs our Constitution violates itself in its own language! How absurd! Read our First congressional prayer. Are you aware that there are military chaplains? Come check out my courthouse established in the early 1800s enscribed with the 10 Commandments.
"or preventing the free exercise thereof" awww kind of bursts your bubble doesn't it?
If it had said "kill the infidel" there would be no story because that would have obliterated their original arguments of pushing Christianity on Islam. Read the WHY! WHY! WHY! Oh my gosh I can't believe how stupid people are these days.
How is it freedom to practice your own religion if the government or the company decides you're getting a New Testament verse on your scope regardless of your religious beliefs?
Letter from 95 Year Old Army Patriot Harold Estes:
"Dear President Obama,
My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.
I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.
One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.
So here goes.
I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.
I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.
You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:
” We’re no longer a Christian nation”
” America is arrogant”
– (Your wife even
announced to the world,” America is mean-spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our
war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)
I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given
Letter from 95 year old Patriot Harold Estes continued:
Dear Mr. President:
To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.
After 9/11 you said,” America hasn't lived up to her ideals.”
Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British? Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War? I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.
I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.
Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.
Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue . You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.
And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more?
Not so sure of that. I mean the Army purchased the scopes. At that point, they belong to the Army. The manufacturer only has legal standing for warranty or misuse of intellectual property rights at that point. Wiping out some of the Serial Number doesn't affect either, though they could claim warranty violation if the Army tried to have them returned for warranty repair. Vibrating the optics via a Dremel tool can't be perfectly safe to them but it likely shouldn't bother them.
If a solider wrote (in paint pen) on the side of the scope "Taliban Terminator" he/she might run afoul of military policy but is within their speech rights to do so, as was the manufacturer when they put the extra characters in their serial numbers.
This whole thing reeks of Political Correctness, but as per the first post in this thread, it's really not about the First Amendment either way you want to look at it (Religion/Free Speech). It's about property rights and the Army has them in this case, the manufacturer does not.
Letter from Patriot Harold Estes Continued:
Dear Mr. President
And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight? You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.
One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.
You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.
You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That’s not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.
And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle…
Harold B. Estes"
So, some of you say that Congress passed no law. OK. So, if a soldier does not remove the purported religious inscription, as ordered by the government, he will not be arrested or punished, because there is no law? Whew, close one, I thought we might have a constitutional question here.
People don't see the end game for why God must be driven out of the military. If we don't get rid of religion in the military, when these men are asked to "police" their own they may turn to prayer and God's advice. Our federal government can not have it's attack dogs praying, or they will lose the nerve to bite on command.
Is mutilating or removing a serial number on a weapon against some law?
The company should immediately void any and all manufactures warranty for any scope that is "altered" or has an incomplete serial number.
Seriously, we have men and women out there taking fire, and regardless of when it is done, I am sure there are actual important things that our Military Armor's can work on besides this crap.
First of all, there was no law that was passed, so that reference is completely irrelevant. Secondly, when you join an organization, especially a governmental organization, you are subject to their rules as long as you are a member of that organization. If the military tells you to do something, you are bound by that. It's the same way we who work in the military, police, and fire cannot engage in political actions or speech while serving in the capacity of representatives of that organization. I'm afraid your argument holds no water.
Grandma007- loved the letter, to bad Obama will not read it here on the Blaze.
"Congress didn't pass a law..."
Because they totally didn't sign off on a spending bill to use tax payer money for them. Since they don't want to have to buy them again, they reached a compromise.
Contrary to the Army's memo, I doubt the contract specified anything like "No Biblical references are allowed on the products provided."
The contractor was exercising his freedom of religion. The memo drafter was exercising his religion also, however, by virtue of his official memo he was establishing his religion as official policy. He is also creating needless work because the references wouldn't mean anything to anyone unless they were told what they meant. I have read through 5 different Bible translations in 3 different languages and I would not have recognized those non-standard abbreviations as Bible references without being told that was what they were.
Anyone who has ever read my comments, knows I firmly believe people need to be educated about America’s Christian heritage and that the “separation of Church and State” myth needs to be debunked, BUT, I don’t really have a problem with Bible verses being removed from these guns. Unfortunately, in the world’s fallen state, war is a necessary evil, but it is evil nonetheless and I just don’t think it glorifies God to put Bible verses on instruments of destruction.
Thank you. You identified what is going on but...
You left out the offensively deadly fertilizer plant!
Jail time for owners and / or ALL people who KNOWINGLY allowed the storage of that much explosives (next to Unknowingly) American citizens.
LOVE the 'if you apply it to argument' because time and time and time again when the situation is applied DIRECTLY to their lives an alternative reaction is applied.
This is NOT Saving Private Ryan.
I want the clock tower sniper with me and god on his side calming him to take out the bad guys... HOWEVER...
Inscripting one religion over another on the consciousless weapons SOLD to the highest bidding military (or marathon bomber) does NOT make for many successful (military/national/religious) campaigns .
The correct response would have been..
The gov't realized its not in their best interest to buy weapons - weapons that could be sold or end up in the arms of... WHOMEVER...
Its best that that US. Gov't doesn't inscribe its weapons with an inscription that might affect the bottom line to its most profitable market.
April 19, 2013 at 2:33pm
They first have to FIND real news before they can turn it ON… Hmmm… is Piers Morgan quiet lately, or have I been selectively tuning out any stories with that maroon(sic)?
April 19, 2013 at 1:34pm
Re-arranging that commie moron’s handle gives, among others:
THE HORRID CHANT
HOT RANCH DIRT EH
THIRD ROACH THEN