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Why was the Rainbow chosen as the symbol for Sodomy? By Dr. Greg J. Dixon

Why was the Rainbow chosen as the symbol for Sodomy?

By Dr. Greg J. Dixon

Symbols are important.  Usually an institution chooses a symbol that presents the institution in the best possible light to reflect it as the epitome of integrity and greatness.  Often times when you think of great business corporations, Universities or Institutions, you think of the symbol or logos even before their name is mentioned.  As an example, Prudential Insurance brings to mind “The Rock”, no matter the change of design, who can question that it is a Chevrolet with that Bowtie?  And who could ever pass off America’s team when they see the famous Dallas Cowboy’s Star?   Or do we have to ask who the Elephant or Donkey stands for?

Obviously that someone who first used the rainbow as the symbol for the “Gay” community and later for the entire LGBT (lesbian, “gay”, bi-sexual, trans-gender) community, with one stroke, created the greatest single marketing maneuver that nearly eclipses any of the other symbols defining a particular product, but in this instance, we are talking about changing societies attitudes about a life-style from one of total disgust to one of near complete acceptance and even embracement.

You would think that one of the best advertising firms in the nation must have been paid a handsome sum to develop such a marketing plan as this.  Who could have thought of the idea of the rainbow and the word “Gay” to represent this despicable homosexual crowd.  Wow!  What a plan.  It had to be hatched from the very halls of hell itself.

Interestingly, the rainbow symbol and flag was developed by individuals out of their love for the “Gay” movement, but no doubt Satanically inspired.   We won’t even mention their names, but the flag was finally standardized on Feb. 10, 2003 at the Paramount Flag Co., and is now unfortunately recognized as the official LGBT flag by the International Congress of Flag Makers.  As symbols go, you might know that each of the colors represent something dear to these perverts, and less someone take exception to my using this term, how did the bi-sexuals get into this picture?  Were they also born this way?  When our “fine” Congressmen in Washington, D.C., wrote the new anti-discrimination law to include “sexual orientation”, who was the wise guy that came up with “bi-sexuality” being equal to race and religion?  And which day are they to be discriminated against, the day they decide to be with a woman or the day they decide to be with a man?  And if they can’t figure out who or what they are, how on earth is the law or a private citizen to figure it out?  Sorry folks, back to the “rag flag.”  What do these colors mean?  They are code for the following.

hot pink for sex

red for life,

orange for healing,

yellow for sun,

green for serenity with nature,

turquoise for art,

indigo for harmony, and

violet for spirit

Obviously the other plan that the homosexuals were using wasn’t working.  We were on to them.  Remember that statement that Conservatives circulated all over the globe that Michael Swift, a homosexual writer had written in a column in 1987, that he covered himself by claiming that it was a satirical polemic:

We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.”

But now comes the change of image since the rainbow has appeared as the official symbol of the homosexual and LGBT community.  It appears on everything wherever they meet, on flags, clothing, doors, etc.

The word “gay” first appeared in the thirties and referred to the bright clothing that men, dressing in women’s attire, were wearing.  From there it was easy to imply the lifestyle was “happy, fun, exciting, hence – gay, therefore, the homosexuals were no longer queers, fags, faggots, they were “Gays.”  Once the media in mass bought into this idea and equated “Gay” with their own symbol, the Rainbow, the fix was in, and now that the LGBT’s have been chiseled into our laws and made right by might, their vile activity is good, because god government declares it to be good and will punish anyone who disagrees.

But the Rainbow according to the book of Genesis is the very signature of God, and when they use it as their symbol, they place the signature of God over the entire homosexual scene.  That signature is the greatest signature in the Universe.  Throughout scripture the Rainbow represents the glory of God.  It represents the veracity of God as a Covenant God.  As a God of beauty, holiness, radiance, and mercy, but also as a God of judgment.

Every time we see the Rainbow, it says to all mankind, that there was a time in the past, that the whole earth was so sinful that God had to destroy it with a world, wide flood.  It also declares that God in His mercy did not destroy all of mankind but saved Noah and his family.  It is also a symbol that God made a Covenant between Himself and the entire human race, that He would never destroy the entire earth with a world, wide flood again.

But these wicked sodomites have hijacked the most beautiful symbol in the Universe, other than the cross of Christ, a symbol that belongs to the entire human race and have wrapped their vile sin in it, and they have said that their abominable fornication is not evil, that it is beautiful, that their methods of pleasure is not unnatural, it is gay, men and women burning in their lust one toward the other is not ungodly, but rather God’s ordained plan for women.  This is the height of pride.  This is why they have “Gay” pride day, and “Gay” pride parades.  It is the same spirit that caused Satan to exalt himself above the throne of God.  He said, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isa 14:14).  Satan wanted to be higher than God, not equal.  The civil rights laws have made lesbians, “gays”, bi-sexual, and trans-gender people equal to heterosexuals, those of other races and religions.  However, by taking the rainbow symbol, they have exalted themselves above all other groups on earth.

God said to Adam, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.  But Satan said to Eve in his subtly, Ye shall not surely die.  In other words, go ahead and do exactly the opposite of what God said, and you will not dieSatan has said the same thing to the homosexuals, go ahead, do wickedly, “you won’t die.”  According to the Center of Disease Control, the homosexual’s life span is twenty years less than the average person.  And this is after millions has been spent on AIDS research.  If that had not been done by our government the figure no doubt would be far greater.

But the homosexuals have said to society, don’t judge us, we are above judgment and then they have draped their wicked lifestyle in the rainbow flag and painted the most beautiful symbol known to man, except the Cross of Christ, standing as a love Covenant from God to the entire human race declaring, “NO JUDGMENT” by flood, so that when the rains come, even though the flood may be bad we will know that the waters will recede.  But this vile crowd is saying to the whole world, see, God loves us, and we will not be judged for our beautiful life.  Yes, they will be judged.  They are already being judged and they will be judged.

To the lesbian, and the Trans, who decides that he wants to be a woman or a man, just because they “feel” like it, God’s word says, But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth   I Tim 5:6.  And be assured,

The homosexual is included in the blanket warning of Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

I have been asked if I believe that the Orlando massacre is God’s judgment on “Gays?”  I do not, I believe that it is the work of Satan.  The Devil is the “god of this world.”  (2 Cor. 4:4).  Satan is an “angel of light.”  The LGBT cause has received more sympathy and good will from the general public through this tragedy than they ever would have if it had not happened.  If anyone said a disparaging word publicly against “Gays” during this time of mourning they would be mobbed.  If they were a public figure their career would no doubt be finished for good.  The fact that many of the dead and living have been made hero’s and many are now bigger than life to their friends, family and community, homosexuality will spread like never before.  Many will now have the courage to come out of the closet that would have never revealed their wicked lifestyle.  God would have known better than to have been the author of such a plan as this.

But my friends there will be a day that God will judge the quick and the dead.  Some who have not “overcome” will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (1 Cr 3:11-17; 2:5:10; John 15:1-6).  But thankfully; 1Jn 1:9   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

All who have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ and the price that He paid for their sins on the Cross of Calvary will pay for their own sins in the Lake of fire forever and ever and ever.  But thank God, all men can be save by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Joh 3:16   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Reuters: Hillary Clinton Campaign Has Been Hacked–and Blames Trump

The latest attack follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The U.S. Department of Justice national security division is investigating whether cyber hacking attacks on Democratic political organizations threatened U.S. security, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The involvement of the Justice Department’s national security division is a sign that the Obama administration has concluded that the hacking was state sponsored, individuals with knowledge of the investigation said.

The Clinton campaign, based in Brooklyn, had no immediate comment and referred Reuters to a comment from earlier this week by campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and calling the hacking “a national security issue.”

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How Hilary’s scary speech revealed her mistake in wearing a white pants suit to her coronation.

July 29, 2016

Daniel Greenfield
Wearing a white pantsuit, Hillary Clinton plodded out on stage to accept the nomination that she had schemed, plotted, lied, cheated, rigged and eventually fixed a series of elections to obtain.

Then she claimed that she was accepting the nomination of a race she had rigged with “humility”.

Humility is not the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Hillary Clinton. It is not even the last word. It is not in the Hillary dictionary at all. But this convention was a desperate effort to humanize Hillary. Everyone, including her philandering husband and dilettante daughter, down to assorted people she had met at one point, were brought up on stage to testify that she really is a very nice person.

This wasn’t a convention. It was a series of character witnesses for a woman with no character. It was an extensive apology for the Left’s radical agenda cloaked in fake patriotism and celebrity adulation.

Sinclair Lewis famously said, “When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross”. More accurately, when Communism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. That’s what the Democratic National Convention was.

This night presented Hillary Clinton as all things to all people. She was a passionate fighter who found plenty of time to spend with her family. She is for cops and for cop-killers. She likes the Founding Fathers and political correctness. She wants Democrats to be the party of working people and of elitist government technocrats. And, most especially, she cares about people like you.

The convention, like everything about Hillary, was awkward and insincere.

There was Bernie glaring into the camera just as Hillary was thanking him for rallying a bunch of young voters whom she hoped to exploit. There was Chelsea Clinton reminding everyone that the Clintons are a dynasty and that everyone in it gets a job because of their last name, right before introducing her mother whose only real qualification for her belated entry into politics was her last name. And there was Jennifer Granholm who got an opportunity to have an incoherent public meltdown at the convention.

There’s the mandatory video explaining how Hillary Clinton personally hunted down Osama bin Laden while sitting in a chair. “She’s carrying the hope and the rage of an entire nation,” Morgan Freeman intones. Coming in November 2016. And Hillary Clinton will be played by Meryl Streep. Donald Trump is compared to Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It’s rather obvious even to the handful of Hillary supporters that their candidate fits the Ratched role much better than Trump does.

The audience was told incessantly that Hillary Clinton loves small children. Once would have been enough. Twice would have been enough. By the millionth repetition, it seems more like Hillary is the witch trying to lure children into her gingerbread house.

Helping out with that task were a continuing parade of young female celebrities. If you thought that Elizabeth Banks and Lena Dunham were awkward, just wait for Katy Perry and Chloe Moretz urging their cohort to go out there and vote for Hillary right after a bunch of ex-military people claim that the woman who helped ISIS take over two countries and the Muslim Brotherhood even more countries than that will be good for national security.

General John Allen, formerly of the Marine Corps, currently employed by Qatar’s pet Brookings think tank, insisted that only Hillary Clinton could defeat ISIS. That’s like saying that only Mrs. O’Leary’s cow could put out the Great Chicago Fire which she started. Furthermore Qatar played a major role in the expansion of Islamic terrorism that helped culminate in the current crisis.

There were treasonous Republicans, confused celebrities and a weirdly lifelike Nancy Pelosi. There was yet another New York politician likely to be indicted, Andy Cuomo, trying much too hard. But topping them all was Hillary Clinton who was in her manic mode, trying too hard to be human, and failing.

Eyes wide, looking suspiciously from side to side, shrilly barking lines into the microphone that stripped them of their emotional context, Hillary delivered both sides of her personality in one speech.

And both sides of her agenda.

The radical agenda of the Left was clumsily cloaked in references to the Founding Fathers. The same group of people whose names the Left want to see ground into the dirt. Hillary’s call for collectivism, the insistence that none of us can do anything as individuals, was dressed up in E Pluribus Unum and the Founding Fathers.

Sinclair Lewis was almost right. When Communism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag.

The old Elizabeth Warren-Barack Obama theme of “You didn’t build that” had become Hillary’s theme once again. No one does anything on their own. It takes a village of bloated bureaucrats to do anything. And Hillary has to be appointed to run this village of bloated bureaucrats who, like her, never actually do anything but sing their own praises and then give themselves pay raises and more power to abuse.

Donald Trump, we are told, is a terrible person who actually believes in individualism. While good progressives like Hillary know that individualism is a pernicious lie told by running dog capitalists.

And Hillary will be a “a President for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents”. She’ll be such a good president that we won’t even need elections anymore. Just like the Democrats dispensed with them. There will just be one “village” under Hillary and Huma and the rest of their ridiculous neo-Reds.

Then Hillary will fix the economy by banning people from giving money to Republicans and promoting voter fraud. She will legalize illegal aliens to “grow our economy” by destroying still more American jobs. And she will see to it that companies “share profits” to working people. And by working people, she means the Clintons. College will be free. And the “super-rich” will pay for it all.

The “super-rich” are the really rich. Not flat broke paupers like the Clintons.

Half of Hillary’s new positions were things that she had rejected as too radical when Bernie proposed them. Now they’re not too radical anymore. Because the Democrats always keep turning Left.

Yesterday’s crazy radical idea is tomorrow’s Democratic slogan. Yesterday’s Alinsky disciple is tomorrow’s moderate Democrat. Yesterday’s Communist notion is tomorrow’s DNC speech.

And so Hillary Clinton embraced wealth redistribution and re-appropriation from people who aren’t her. She embraced it with verve and gusto. She pushed Communism dressed up in references to the Founding Fathers. It takes a village to take away all our political and economic freedoms.

Bernie Sanders lost, but he won. Or rather it didn’t matter which of them won since they both shared the same radical agenda. The only difference was that Bernie was willing to be honest about it.

Hillary wasn’t. Until now.

This was a speech that could have been given in Moscow during the Cold War. Instead it was delivered to an enthusiastic audience of Democrats who love the idea of taking away someone else’s money. Beneath all the distractions, the celebrities and family stories, is the fundamental idea that Hillary has more of a right to your money than you do because she is “humbly” more enlightened than you are.

There’s a name for that ideology. It comes with a hammer and sickle, with the color red, with gulags and firing squads, with little red books and big black prisons, and the death of the human soul.

Hillary made a mistake by wearing a white pants suit to her coronation. She should have worn red.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

 

Prostate FEAR makes ugly comeback

* Do our loved ones & friends KNOW ?

* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 7/30/16

It’s the Great Prostate Panic, 2016 edition, as a terrifying new report claims more men than ever have the deadliest form of the disease — and the “experts” behind the study claim it’s because we’ve dropped the PSA test.

Now, they darkly imply, early-stage tumors are going undetected and untreated and turning into dangerous and deadly cancers.

The not-so-subtle message: YOU might have one of these tumors in you RIGHT NOW… and because you didn’t get a PSA, you don’t even know it.

Of course, the clueless mainstream media is eating it up with alarmist headlines custom-crafted to induce panic.

But don’t call your doctor and schedule a rush-job PSA test just yet, because even if this study were published on TP, it wouldn’t be worth the paper it’s printed on.

While the study finds advanced prostate cancer cases have jumped by 72 percent in almost a decade, it’s missing one little piece of the puzzle.

Perspective!

See, this two-bit hack job of a “study” never once mentions the RATE of the disease… only the raw numbers with no sense of the big picture.

The reason the RAW numbers are rising is almost certainly because the population is growing, especially the population of older men.

The population of senior men is rising at TWICE the rate of the population of men in general.

With the population exploding like that, I’m sure you’ll find a jump in gray hair, baldness, and “earlybird” dinners, too!

Since senior men are the ones most likely to have prostate cancer, more older guys means you’ll have more cases… but it doesn’t mean the RATE of the disease has risen.

So let me cut through the headlines and all the other mainstream bull and tell you what’s REALLY going on here.

The team behind the study has been perfectly open about its goal: They want to bring back mass PSA tests.

“PSA screening saves lives, period,” lead researcher Dr. Edward Schaeffer told UPI.

That’s nonsense. Even the man who INVENTED that darned test regrets it!

Prof. Richard J. Ablin said the PSA turned into a “profit-driven public health disaster” because it conned men into getting expensive and life-wrecking treatments for cancers that almost never would have hurt them.

Meanwhile, those rare and aggressive tumors that really can kill you — the ones the new study focuses on — were rarely caught by the PSA in time to save lives anyway.

As a result, more screenings led to more treatments — and more profits for urologists — but they didn’t make a dent in the disease’s actual death rate.

The PSA screening doesn’t save lives, period.

It RUINS lives… so follow the wisdom you’ve read right here in the Daily Dose since long before it was fashionable: When it comes to the PSA, just say NO WAY.

Saving you from the swindle,
Jack Harrison

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This situation must be recognized and understood with discernment by all of us…  FR

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Darrin McBreen talks to Paul Craig Roberts about NATO’s deployment of anti-missile systems surrounding Russia.

MilesTones: Write Brain Super Dooper Bloopers

by Rev. Austin Miles

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It is always good to start each day with a laugh. Indeed, I would never leave home without it. My first laugh of the day is found in the local morning newspapers, which usually keeps me lighthearted for the rest of the day.

For instance, one news story told of a truck driver in California on a busy freeway rushing to his destination, when the merchandise he was transporting spilled out on the road while rounding a curve, causing a two hour traffic delay. The driver was delivering a truck full of condoms.

With great though and journalistic skill, here was the headline The Chronicle crafted: “Truck Driver Spills His Load on Busy Freeway.”  I had to pick myself up from the floor when I saw that one. Every day those headlines pop up and some stories are so botched up in general that you can’t help but laugh.

Pay close attention to your morning headlines and some of the news descriptions of the happenings of each day and what you detect may make your day a fun day.

My anonymous minister friend, who also has a sense of humor, helped me gather up some real classic blooper headlines. Don’t be drinking coffee when you read these:

***Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter 
This one I caught in the Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible! They put in a correction the next day.

***Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says 
Really?

***Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers 
Now that’s taking things a bit far

***Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over 
What a guy!

***Miners Refuse to Work after Death 
No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s

***Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 
See if that works any better than a fair trial

***War Dims Hope for Peace 
I can see where it might have that effect

***If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile 
Ya think?

***Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures 
Who would have thought it

***Enfield( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide 
They may be on to something

***Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

***Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge 
He probably IS the battery charge

***New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group 
Weren’t they fat enough?

***Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft 
That’s what he gets for eating those beans.

***Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?

***Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again

***Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is….
***Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?

The Bible tells us that It is good for your health to have a sense of humor. Take heed: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”

Proverbs 17:23.

Have a fun day. MilesTones

Time For Israel To Walk Away From US Aid

 …And better serve the country’s security interests in the process.

Originally published by the Jerusalem Post

On Monday, acting head of the National Security Council Yaakov Nagel will sit down with his US counterpart, Susan Rice, and try to conclude negotiations about a new, multi-year defense assistance package.

We must all hope that he fails.

No clear Israeli interest will be advanced by concluding the aid deal presently on the table.

Indeed, the deal now being discussed will cause Israel massive, long-term economic and strategic damage. This is true for a number of reasons.

First, there is the issue of the deal’s impact on Israel’s military industries, which are the backbone of Israel’s strategic independence.

Under the current defense package, which is set to expire next year, a quarter of the US aid Israel receives is converted to shekels and spent domestically.

Reportedly, the deal now under negotiation will bar Israel from using any of the funds domestically.

The implications for our military industries are dire. Not only will thousands of Israelis lose their jobs. Israel’s capacity to develop its own weapons systems will be dangerously diminished.

Then there is the problem of joint projects.

Today, Israel receives additional US funds to develop joint projects, including the Iron Dome and David’s Sling short range missile and rocket defense programs. These programs were undertaken in response to threats that weren’t foreseen when the current deal was negotiated a decade ago.

According to reports, the deal now being negotiated denies Israel and the US the ability to fund jointly new projects or to provide supplemental funding for existing projects. All funding for all projects will be covered by the lump sum that is currently being negotiated.

Not only does this preclude new projects, it prevents Congress from exercising oversight over administration funding of existing joint projects with Israel. President Barack Obama has consistently tried to slash funding of missile defense programs, only to be overridden by Congress. Under the deal now on the table, Congress will be denied the power to override a hostile administration.

Given the obvious problems with the aid program currently being proposed by the Obama administration, there’s little wonder that until now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly stated that if necessary, Israel is ready to wait for the next administration. Some argue that Netanyahu’s apparent newfound interest in concluding negotiations on Obama’s terms owes to his fear that this is the best offer Israel is likely to get. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for various reasons, it is argued, will be less likely to offer significant increases in US military assistance.

Assuming this is accurate, the question becomes whether Israel has an interest in the assistance at all.

And so we come to the F-35.

For Israel, to a significant degree, the aid package on offer is about the F-35, the US’s fifth generation fighter, otherwise known as the Joint Strike Fighter.

Last month Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and IAF Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen Tal Kelman flew to Texas to ceremonially “take possession” of Israel’s first two F-35s. Both aircraft are set to be delivered to Israel in December.

To date, the IAF has purchased 33 F-35s – all with US aid money. The IAF wants to purchase a total of 75 F-35s, which are supposed to replace the F-16s and the F-15s that the IAF currently fields.

As Liberman made clear during his visit, whether Israel purchases them or not is entirely dependent on the aid deal.

We should not take them. We should walk away.

And we should walk away even if we receive nothing in exchange for the planes we reject.

The F-35 is a disaster of epic proportions, for the US first and foremost. If Israel agrees to base its next generation fighters on the F-35, it will be a disaster for us as well. Although it is late in the game, we need to cut our losses.

To date, the F-35 has cost the US $400 billion.

That is twice what it was supposed to cost. The project is already four years behind schedule and still in development. It won’t be operational until May 2018 – at the earliest.

The F-35 is a jet that was developed by a committee and tasked with doing everything. So it isn’t surprising that it doesn’t work. In February, J. Michael Gilmore, the director of the Pentagon’s Operational Test and Evaluation office, submitted a scathing report to Congress on the F-35 program.

It is worth going through just a few of his findings.

The F-35’s calling card is its stealth capacity.

According to the engineers at Lockheed Martin, the JSF is supposed to be all-but-invisible to radar systems. Its stealth system is supposed to be far superior to the stealth capabilities of its third generation predecessors.

But at present, its stealth systems do not work, and it is unclear whether they will ever work as planned.

First there is the problem with the JSF’s cooling systems. The JSF is too hot. To prevent its single engine from melting down in flight, pilots are forced to open its weapons bays at high speeds and altitudes every 10 minutes. When the weapons bays are open, the stealth systems do not work.

Then there is the software. The F-35 is considered one big flying computer. It uses over 20 million lines of computer code. These codes are supposed to make it the most maneuverable and stealthy aircraft in history. The problem is that the codes are defective. The software programs that enable the plane to fly, maneuver, and engage in combat are all defective. So are the software programs that control the plane’s stealth capabilities.

And fixing them is not a simple process.

The fixed software systems can’t simply be attached to existing hardware – or to existing planes. The planes themselves have to be rebuilt to adjust to the new software. So the models that have already been produced, including the two F-35s that are set for delivery in December, will all have to be rebuilt before they will be combat ready.

And as a panel of US defense and aviation experts that convened in late February following the publication of Gilmore’s report noted, that too will take time and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Another major problem is that the F-35’s nerve center is dysfunctional and there is no clear path to fixing it. The F-35 is controlled by the Autonomic Logistics Information System. The ALIS is a central computer system, located in the US.

All F-35s all over the world will be required to log into the ALIS system to upload computer files after each flight and to check flight readiness. The ALIS is supposed to identify broken parts and help speed up repairs and handle mission data uploads.

ALIS has the capacity to prevent F-35s from taking off. ALIS can lock out pilots and ground crews if it sees danger. If this happens, maintenance technicians have to convince the computer that they either dealt with the issues the computer identified or that it was a false alarm.

Dan Grazier, a member of that panel, whose deliberations were reported by This Week, warned that this power renders the entire F-35 fleet vulnerable to hackers. If someone were able to convince the computer that something was wrong across the fleet, they might be able to keep all the F-35s grounded. Although the damage wouldn’t be permanent, it could continue long enough to cause the US or an ally to lose a battle or fail a mission.

For Israel, this vulnerability is prohibitive even if ALIS is ever made to work. The significance of ALIS control over all F-35s worldwide is that the US – and anyone able to hack the US system – will control the IAF. It will operate at the pleasure of the US government, and those able to hack US computers. They will be able to ground IAF planes whenever they wish.

This critical problem was acknowledged obliquely by Lt.-Col. Yotam, the commander of Israel’s first F-35 or Adir squadron, in an interview with Israel Defense in April.

Lt.-Col. Yotam said, “The maintenance concept of the Adir is based on international management and logistics in terms of spare parts and maintenance echelons.”

Israeli experts note that although in theory Israel will be able to crack the ALIS code and override it, it will take years to develop such a capacity. In the meantime, the IAF will become a contract employee of the US government whose operation is subject to US approval on a flight by flight basis.

The US Air Force, Marines and Navy are all trying to figure out how to deal with the deficiencies of the F-35. There is a vague hope that the US will develop a different fifth generation fighter.

More F-18s and A-10s will likely be ordered. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told Fighting Global that he foresees using the current batch of F-15s into the 2040s. In other words, the US Air Force will deploy 70-year-old planes alongside the defective F-35s.

This, of course, is a disaster for the US. And if Israel goes ahead with the F-35 project it will be an even bigger disaster for us.

Back when the Pentagon convinced the Shamir government to scrap the Lavi project and purchase the F-16, the argument that won the day was economic. The Lavi was simply too expensive.

Today, both economics and strategic arguments indicate that the opposite is the case, even if walking away involves ending US military aid.

If Israel cuts its losses and begins to develop a fifth generation jet fighter that meets its own specific needs, rather than one designed by a committee to meet other countries’ needs poorly, it will end up both far safer and far more prosperous than if it goes ahead with the F-35 project. It will produce a better plane, better suited for Israeli defense needs, and simultaneously stimulate the growth of Israeli military industries, providing jobs for thousands of Israelis.

If Israel walks away from the military assistance package currently under discussion, it will be in a position to sign joint development deals with the US and other governments on a project by project basis and so ensure that we develop the weapons systems we need, not the ones the US thinks we should have, as we need them. Just as India is investing billions of dollars in joint projects with Israel, so will the US in the future.

It is far from clear that the US can afford its $400b. white elephant. It is abundantly clear that Israel cannot afford it.

Whether or not a Trump or Clinton administration will be more forthcoming is really beside the point. The point is that the US aid deal is really a deal for Lockheed Martin, not for Israel. And we need to say no.

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Limbaugh: Trump ‘Hijacked The Democrat Convention’ With Press Conference

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen what I just saw…”

Rush Limbaugh said that Donald Trump was “brilliant” Wednesday when he “hijacked the Democrat convention” by holding a press conference.

Limbaugh began his show arguing, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen what I just saw… Donald Trump just hijacked the Democrat convention after the biggest night of that convention so far.” Last night at the convention, Bill Clinton spoke.

According to Limbaugh, Trump’s press conference was “a freewheeling, no-holds-barred, no-controls-on-the-media, ‘Whatever you want to ask me, ask me’ press conference.”

Trump “just totally hijacked it, and he was brilliant. He was on his game. This was the Trump from last fall. He was confident, he was hilarious, he was taking no BS from any in the media. He was challenging Hillary to do the same thing and calling her out, saying she hasn’t done a press conference in over a year.”

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