Friday, January 22, 2010 7:22:16 PM · by Delta Man · 3 replies · 181+ viewshttp://delta-man.blogspot.com/2010/01/voice-of-experience_22.html ^ | 1/22/10 | The Voice of ExperienceHow’s that Narcissistic Rage Working for You?The hippy’s broken tambourine lies silent on the ground next to a wilted flower. College professors whisper softly amongst themselves, wondering why the seeds of radicalism they so carefully planted in their students failed to bloom. The unionist slams his fist against the wall, cursing the wimpy egghead who promised hope and change. Camelot lies in ruins, a smoldering pile of shattered dreams. So what’s next? Perhaps the answer lies in a fascinating article by Dr. Sam Vaknin entitled, “Barack Obama – Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?” Vaknin Article Dr. Vaknin has studied narcissists extensively…
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Friday, January 22, 2010 7:33:51 PM · by Doc Savage · 27+ viewsJanuary 22, 2010 | Doc SavageRush Limbaugh, during today’s show, seemed to plant the first seeds of doubt regarding Barack Obama’s mental fitness to serve as President of the United States of America. Rush commented several times during his program on his perception of Obama’s mental ‘instability.’ I anticipate that in the days and weeks ahead Rush will begin to flesh out the idea that Obama’s fragile, narcissistic psyche has been irreparably damaged by profound political changes during his first year in office leaving him mentally unfit to serve. Merely a personal observation with which I’m sure many will disagree,… but one that may bear…
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Join Dr. Manning’s protest of The Bold Fresh Tour at the Capital One Bank Theater in Westbury, NY on Saturday, 23 January 2010 at 6:30PM EST . Dr. Manning on Beck ; corruption in DC and the constitution . ” All Beck does is put a band-aid on a bullet wound . “
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 5:31:43 PM by JoeSeales
If you’re not watching this, you should be…it’s every bit as controversial as he said it would be..You’re all welcome to come watch the rest of it at the Underground with the rest of us and chat.. we have 3 working streams.. the best one is here:
When you get there, click on the “play button”.
Friday, January 22, 2010 4:50:50 PM · by BIOCHEMKY · 25+ viewsThe Glen Beck Program ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | BiochemkyDon’t miss Glen Beck’s special that airs at 5 p.m. this afternoon (and 2 a.m.) which will further expose the Obama’s true political mentors and may also present actions Obama is likely being highly pressured to take now that his so-called “populace mandate” is slipping away. The title on the special is “The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free…or Die”. A 40-second preview videa clip is available at http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/34922/ A description of the special is quoted follows: “A groundbreaking hour long special where Glenn Beck takes us back in time to examine the roots of socialism and communism and the evil that…
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Friday, January 22, 2010 3:24:29 PM · by crosshairs · 46 replies · 1,251+ viewsWorldNetDaily ^ | 01/21/10 | Patrick J. BuchananIf Republicans will study the returns from Massachusetts, then review the returns from Virginia and New Jersey, light will fall upon the path to victory over Barack Obama in 2012. Obama defeated John McCain by winning the black vote 24 to 1, the Hispanic vote 2 to 1 and taking a larger share of the white vote, 44 percent, than did John Kerry or Al Gore. As the white vote was three-fourths of the national turnout, Obama coasted to victory. Now consider Massachusetts. In the 2008 election, no less than 79 percent of the voters were white, and Obama carried…
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Friday, January 22, 2010 3:50:20 PM · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 153+ viewsMarketWatch ^ | Jan. 22, 2010, 2:46 p.m. EST | Rex Nutting & Greg Robb, MarketWatchSome opposition to a second term as Fed chief surfaces in SenateWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Barack Obama said Friday he’s confident that Ben Bernanke will win a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, despite some concern that Democrats may withdraw their support for Bernanke — one of the principal architects of the government’s bank-bailout plan.Obama “continues to think he is the best person for the job and will be confirmed by the United States Senate,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters, referring to the nation’s top central banker. Concern about Bernanke’s appointment grew after Obama said…
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Friday, January 22, 2010 3:59:32 PM · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 242+ viewsFreedom’s Lighthouse ^ | January 22, 2010 | BrianHere is video of syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer yesterday saying that if Barack Obama’s Presidency is to survive, he must abandon his Left-wing ideology and move to the center in the months ahead. Krauthammer said Obama has tried to govern “Left,” but has run into the reality that America is a “center-Right” country. “His only hope” – Krauthammer said – “is to move to the center, as Bill Clinton did.” But Krauthammer is skeptical whether or not Obama “has the capacity” to move to the center, because of his far-Left ideology. A good starting point for Obama to move to…
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Friday, January 22, 2010 2:33:28 PM · by RobinMasters · 39 replies · 418+ viewsHot AirPundit ^ | January 20, 2010 | Hot AirPunditvia weaselzippers He has a point that the President will have to pivot, seeing that the country has rejected his agenda, but we’re also talking about Obama here, whose reason for being President is to change America into his Saul Alinsky image of the way this country should be… In 1994, the Republicans did save Bill Clinton from himself by forcing triangulation, Bill Clinton’s job number one was himself retaining the Presidency, Obama doesn’t see it that was, if getting through his radical agenda means losing the Presidency, so be it…
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Why Is The US Military Occupying Four Airports In Haiti?
Posted By admin On January 22, 2010 @ 10:10 am In World News | 7 Comments
Friday, January 22nd, 2010
The United States is now operating at four airports to ferry aid and relief supplies to quake-devastated Haiti, a senior US military commander said Thursday.
In addition to the Caribbean nation’s main port of entry, Port-au-Prince airport, US forces were also now at work at airports in the coastal city of Jacmel.
They were also operating in the neighboring Dominican Republic at San Isidro and Barahona, US Southern Command chief General Douglas Fraser said.
Around 11,000 US military personnel are currently controlling the operations both on the ground and offshore aboard US Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and another 4,000 US troops are expected to arrive in the coming days.
The Americans’ controlling of the aid operations has raised tensions with some countries. Bolivia and Venezuela have criticized its heavy presence and France earlier expressed annoyance after aid planes were delayed from landing.
French Secretary of State for Cooperation Alain Joyandet called on the United Nations to clarify the US role in Haiti, saying the priority was “helping Haiti, not occupying Haiti.”
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) has complained that five of its planes carrying a total of 85 tons of medical and relief supplies have been diverted from Port-au-Prince to the Dominican Republic since January 14, although one of its planes was allowed to land this week.
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LEADING CAUSE OF MEDICAL EVACUATION OUT OF WAR ZONES: IT’S NOT COMBAT INJURY
Johns Hopkins ^ | Jan 21, 2010 | Unknown
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 1:22:37 PM by decimon
–Musculoskeletal problems take more out of active duty, and psychiatric illness is on the rise.
January 21, 2010- The most common reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years have been fractures, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, not combat injuries, according to results of a Johns Hopkins study published January 22 in The Lancet.
“Most people think that in a war, getting shot is the leading cause of medical evacuation, but it almost never is,” says study leader Steven P. Cohen, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. “As in the past, disease and non-battle-related injuries continue to be the major sources of service-member attrition and that’s not likely to change. It’s likely to get worse.”
The Johns Hopkins researchers looked at the records of more than 34,000 members of the military who were sent to the military’s medical center in Landstuhl, Germany from 2004 through 2007. The top three grounds for medical evacuation were musculoskeletal or connective tissue disorders (24 percent), combat injuries (14 percent) and neurological disorders (10 percent). There wasn’t much change in those percentages over the course of the four years analyzed, but the percentage of personnel leaving with psychiatric diagnoses continued to rise each year, an increase seen despite the introduction of mental health teams devoted to treating combat stress on site.
Cohen and his colleagues believe these increases may partly be the result of the cumulative psychological effects of repeated deployments and the increasing manpower burden borne by reserve and National Guard units. Those factors are unlikely to change as the wars continue, they say.
Most of those evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan for medical and psychiatric reasons don’t return, the data show. In 2007, only one in five military personnel returned to duty in the country from which they were evacuated. Previous studies have shown that the farther away from the deployment area soldiers are treated, the less likely they are to return to duty in that war zone. A previous study by Cohen showed that when military personnel with back pain were taken to a pain clinic in Iraq, all patients returned to their units. When they were sent to pain clinics in Germany or in Washington, fewer than 2 percent did.
“The planes go from East to West, not from West to East,” he says.
The new study also found that patients who were senior officers were more likely to return to duty after evacuation, likely because they have chosen careers in the military, Cohen says. Service members of all ranks with combat injuries, psychiatric disorders, musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, and spinal pain were less likely to return.
One reason for so many non-battle-related injuries, Cohen says, is the changing nature of warfare. “We have a lot of people in Afghanistan and Iraq and their main job isn’t fighting,” he said.
Cohen says it is important for the military to understand the reasons why its personnel are being evacuated and to work to better prevent injuries and illness. Wherever possible, he says, medical staff in Iraq and Afghanistan should be trained to aggressively treat problems early before they snowball.
“For some of the musculoskeletal problems, you may not be able to prevent them,” he says. “Most people doing their jobs in heavy gear, like Kevlar, are going to get overuse injuries like knee pain, hip pain and bursitis. But you need to recognize and treat problems before they become severe.”
Other Johns Hopkins researchers involved in the study include Charlie Brown, M.D., Connie Kurihara, R.N., and Anthony Plunkett, M.D.
The research was funded by the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute in Johnstown, Penn.; the U.S. Army; and the Army Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Initiative.
Obama-Drooling Media Create Their Very Own Lame Duck
By Joan Swirsky
That’s right, and it wasn’t only Katie Couric. For the past two years, when Obama was in campaign mode and after his Acorn- and foreign-money-fueled election, the entire leftwing media debased what once passed for legitimate journalism. With absolute consistency, they:
Keeping awake while Obama sings his Marxist Lullabye
By Judi McLeod
Distressing as the latest news of McCain’s co-opting Senator Scott Brown and even Sarah Palin into Amnesty is, the biggest danger for America is allowing Obama to “normalize” his obsessive agenda for the United States of America.
There is nothing “normal” about wanting to transform America into a Socialist state.
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 11:13:56 AM by My Favorite Headache
So along with the Republican base in Massachusetts (no longer an oxymoron!) Glenn Beck has clearly been energized by Tuesday’s election of Scott Brown. Perhaps a bit too much. I had to listen to this twice to make sure I’d heard it right, but yes Glenn Beck actually says the only place President Obama hasn’t been this last year is in Beck’s bed “making sweet love” to his wife (he thinks). That was someone else.
Yes I felt so detached from Washington, it’s like where’s Waldo? Where’s Obama? Can I get a picture of him from time to time….There were 158 Obama interviews in the last year, 411 speeches, comments and statements during his first year. I mean how much touch do you think we need from him. I mean, you know what if we could have just seen him without his shirt on…or maybe just and occasional photo of him with his wife…okay we got that too! We just didn’t see him enough? HE WAS EVERYWHERE. The only place he didn’t show up in was my bedroom to personally talk to my wife and make sweet love to her. At least I don’t think that he did. I’m pretty sure that was John Edwards doing that, I’m not sure yet because so far John Edwards is still denying it.
Yep. One wonders if this also qualifies as the sort of remark which would land Beck’s parts in various places around his house, courtesy of his wife. Video below.
In My Opinion, Two Excellent Recent Articles…
Take a moment and study the 45 Communist goals as spelled out by the Communist Party in 1963. As you read them ask yourself how many of them have yet to be achieved.
Obama is dangerous for America. He has an agenda with a team in place. We better not underestimate him, especially now that he is wounded. Watch what he does, not what he says.
As Jeremiah Wright would say, “the chickens have come home to roost.”
This was the first amendment which included an enforcement clause.
Why did congress feel it necessary to include the 2nd section which gave them power to enforce this legislation? It was because they did not have the power to do so by Article 1 of the Constitution. They were expanding their power. Congress had only the powers that were enumerated under Article 1, Section 8. They did not have any authority to enforce the 13th Amendment, as this power was not enumerated. Now we have what I call the initial marriage of the legislative and judicial branches of government. Congress needed to have power to enforce this amendment, to pass laws, (legislate), and to give the Supreme Court, (the judicial branch), the ability to side with congress via this amendment.
Up until this time, many of the states did not recognize blacks as persons who could become citizens. Even with the passing of the 13th Amendment, the Federal Government had no power within the states to effect the necessary changes to force the issue. In the case of Blair v. Ridgely, 97 D. 218,249, S.P. the Supreme Court held “Prior to the adoption of the federal Constitution, states possessed unlimited and unrestricted sovereignty and retained the same ever afterward. Upon entering the Union, they retained all their original power and sovereignty…” The Federal Government, therefore, could not force the states to do all that was required on the issue without granting this additional power.
With two events this week may have saved our nation from Obama getting complete control of our government. The first was the election of Scott Brown for the US Senate in Massachusetts and the second, although without as much fanfare, the Supreme Court’s decision to overthrow much of the McCain Feingold bill. The Supreme’s effectively gave Corporations and Banks the ability to fight back from the Marxist in the WH’s attempt to completely take them over. Now Obama and his band of Chicago thugs have to be thinking twice about their unconstitutional moves at every turn. Thank You Justice Kennedy…
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Friday, January 22, 2010 10:03:57 AM · by blam · 14+ viewsThe Business Insider ^ | 1-22-2010 | Joe WeisenthalMeredith Whitney: This Reform Is Going To Happen, And It Will “Not Be Pretty” For Banks Joe Weisenthal Jan. 22, 2010, 9:01 AM Meredith Whitney believes Obama’s proposed banking regulations are a sure thing. (We’re generally in agreement with that. It’s going to be tough for Republicans to oppose the proposals if they don’t screw things up too bad.) Says Whitney, according to StreetInsider.com: “It will not be pretty for banks or consumers.”
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 6:53:37 AM by expat_panama
The United States is no longer “free.” That is not just a rant. That is an objective assessment based on an analysis of 10 economic factors in 183 countries.
The Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom is out, and the US slipped out of the “free” category and into the “mostly free” category, a category shared with 22 other countries such as Macau, Cyprus, Georgia and Botswana. We are now behind seven other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada. Yes, Canada.
Just behind us, in the top 10, are Denmark and Chile. The US scored 78.0 and Denmark scored 77.9. Denmark. We are virtually tied with Denmark. And not much further behind, ranking 12 and 13 respectively, are Mauritius (an island just east of sub-Saharan Africa) and Bahrain (another island, in the Persian Gulf east of the Arabian peninsula).
Just an observation, but being surrounded by ocean seems to help. Of the top 13 countries, six are islands or parts of islands: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UK, Mauritius and Bahrain. (Yes, Australia is a continent, but it is also just a big island.) Another six are effectively peninsulas or have major coastlines: Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the US, Denmark and Chile. Of the top 13, only Switzerland is landlocked, with lots of border countries.
By the way, it is close to impossible to immigrate into New Zealand or Switzerland, especially if you are over 55. I checked.
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 9:22:14 AM by Michael van der Galien
The apparent political implosion of Obamacare after Scott Brown’s Massachusetts win is already enraging the Religious Left. To have been so close to fulfilling a decades long crusade only to face defeat can be infuriating. When government controlled health care is seen as portending the advent of God’s Kingdom, then the fury is even greater.
Writing for Jim Wallis’ Sojourners, activist Valerie Dixon impatiently urged “congressional courage” to defy public opposition to Obamacare. It’s a typical Religious Left theme: Help the people even when they don’t want it!
“Now is not the time to read more into election results than we ought,” Dixon anxiously cautioned. “And even if the election were a referendum on health-care reform, so what? This is a representative democracy. It is a republic because we expect our leaders to lead.” How wonderful that the Religious Left is now interested in political and constitutional theory. More frequently, they demand virtual rule from the streets.
But Dixon explained that we should expect Congress, when overriding the people’s opposition to government-controlled health care, to summon the “moral vision to lead us forward and to have an enthusiasm and a commitment to that vision which is so strong that we will see the vision too.” In other words, maybe Americans will awake to the beauty of Obamacare if Congress will presciently force it upon an unwilling public. After all, “We need our elected officials to demonstrate the virtues necessary to do what is right for the American people.”
Evidently Dixon, like the rest of the Religious Left, does not believe that Obamacare proponents are obligated actually to persuade Americans of the merits of their “vision.” Just pass it, at whatever cost, and hope that public opinion will supinely surrender when they have no option left.
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 12:04:32 AM by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. General David Petraeus said on Thursday it was “disturbing” that a manufacturer had embossed biblical citations on rifle scopes sent to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the firm announced it would voluntarily halt the practice.
“This is a big concern to the Army and the Marine Corps, who have contracted for these particular sites,” said Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, noting the religious sensitivities American forces face in the two Muslim countries.
“This is of serious concern to me and to the other commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan because, indeed, it conveys a perception that is absolutely contrary to what it is that we have sought to do,” Petraeus told a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“It is disturbing to us, frankly, that this was done,” he added.
President Barack Obama has sought to convince the Muslim world that the U.S. fight against al Qaeda militants should not be viewed as a war against Islam.
Former President George W. Bush heightened those concerns shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington when he referred to his war on terrorism as a “crusade,” a remark critics warned raised images of Christian knights attacking Muslim cities during the Middle Ages.
Army hiding truth on Ft Hood murders: in 86 pages of lies no mention of an Islamist terror attack! ~ The Collins Report
Friday, January 22, 2010 9:06:08 AM · by jmaroneps37The Collins Report ^ | January 22, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” CollinsWe could see this coming. This is a naked cover up. We should have known we would get run around on the Ft. Hood murders when the White House started stonewalling immediately. House Republicans tried to force Obama’s hand and make him release the preliminary findings on the slaughter, but Muslim brothers apparently stick together. In mid December the ranking Republican member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), accused the Obama Administration of purposely stonewalling his Committee’s efforts to get the truth, so it could start finding ways to protect us from future Islamist…
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