Would you like to see a delusional man? Look no further than President Barack Obama in a recent interview with ABC. Republicans have been slamming the President for being out-of-touch. Considering that unemployment is above 9%, the economy is, at best, extremely rocky and volatile, and yet Mr. and Mrs. Obama spend millions pushing their own agenda, Mr. Obama should probably tone down his rhetoric.
However, in this new interview, the President dials up his ego to extreme heights. Here are just a few excerpts:
Reporter: And the other question I have is it seems as though sometimes your pitch, or the White House pitch, is you’re almost a victim in this. You’re not responsible when you have gotten so much past. I just wonder if you think that’s effective to say, “it’s those mean Republicans who are blocking me,” when you’ve really gotten a lot done?
Obama: Well, what we’ve gotten done I’m enormously proud of and it’s making a difference…
Obama on what he has done as President:
Obama: I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones.
(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.com …
If you were asked to guess, what area of the United States would you say has the highest average income? New York City? Los Angeles? Silicon Valley? Well, would you believe that it is actually the Washington D.C. area? Median household income in the region is $84,523, which is the highest in the nation. One of the biggest reasons for this are the huge salaries being pulled down by federal employees in the Washington D.C. area. According to the latest numbers, the average federal employee in the D.C. area brings in total compensation worth more than $126,000 a year. Of course members of Congress are even doing far better than that.
Most of the members of Congress are millionaires, and somehow the vast majority of our politicians leave Washington D.C. far wealthier than when they arrived. So if you want to live the high life, you might want to move to the Washington D.C. area. Our “representatives” in Congress and the bureaucrats that work for the federal government are swimming in cash, and it is all at our expense.
Ron Paul said Wednesday that “the budget threat and the domestic economy is the biggest threat to our national security.”
He also accused his Republican opponents as having “a lack of understanding of economics” in response to Newt Gingrich’s charge that his plan to cut defense spending was “suicidally stupid.”
“Just think of how the economy brought the Soviets down on their knees,” Paul said during an interview on Fox News. “They had all the military power they wanted but economically it was unsustainable and their empire collapsed so I would say that he is looking at the wrong problem and besides it’s wrong to equate military spending with defense. I don’t want to cut defense I want a better defense, a stronger defense but I want to defend this country.”
Paul released his comprehensive economic plan Tuesday, which included a 15 percent cut to the defense budget and an end to all foreign aid, amongst $1 trillion in overall cuts that included the elimination of five cabinet-level agencies. The Texas congressman said that there was “a big difference between defending this country and spending endlessly.”
“I think it shows a lack of understanding of economics if they think that they can spend money endlessly, that the budget doesn’t matter, and that you can run up these deficits. We are in the midst of a worldwide sovereign debt crisis and we better come to realize how serious it is,” Paul said.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com …
Credit Unions Cashing In On Banks Charging Debit Card Fees
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:25:12 PM by Libloather
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On CNN’s Newsroom this afternoon, anchor Brooke Baldwin observed that at last night’s GOP debate, Rick Perry kept referring to fellow candidate Herman Cain as “brother.” “Did you notice that while you were watching?” Baldwin asked her audience, replaying Perry’s comments.
PERRY: “Herman, I love you, brother, but let me tell you something, you don’t need to have a big analysis to figure this thing out…At the end of the week, I’m going to be laying out a plan that clearly — I’ll bump plans with you, brother, and we’ll see who has the best idea about how you get this country working again.”
I counted two there. Seriously! Let me know,” Baldwin exclaimed. “And here is what a Perry spokesperson said, ‘He is a friendly fellow. He uses that kind of language. And he views all those folks on stage as colleagues, as fellow Republicans and he speaks accordingly.’”
Baldwin questioned CNN political correspondent Mark Preston over Perry’s use of the term.
“As I was watching last night, I definitely made note of that,” Baldwin said. “And I’m sure you did as well.”
“Sure, it’s certainly something the Perry campaign does not want to be talking about right now,” responded Preston. “They want to talk about what they think was a very strong performance for the Texas Governor. We have to be very careful not to characterize what he was saying. They are saying that he meant nothing by that and in fact he’s not racist and what have you. It would be interesting to see what happens if Herman Cain is asked that question and if Herman Cain decides that he doesn’t have a problem with it, then I do think the issue is dead, Brooke.”
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com …
When it comes to prosecuting the lead players involved in the fraudulent financial activities that have led to the destruction of our economy, the Obama Administration, loaded with Wall Street campaign contributions and led by major financial firm operatives such as Tim Geithner and Bill Daley, has delivered empty rhetoric and minimal action. In the absence of leadership on this critical issue, it may come down to a new proposed OccupyWallStreet Department of Justice Working Group to restore the rule of law. The proposed group will feature members such as Bill Black, a man who has a strong track record of successfully prosecuting and jailing bankers during the S&L crisis. In this video, David DeGraw joins Bill Black on the Dylan Ratigan Show to discuss the “epidemic of fraud” and the people who need to be held personally responsible for the destruction of our economic system. – AmpedStatus
Dominant Social Theme: We need to use the might of the US, its terrific RICO laws and the dedicated servants of intelligence agencies to bring justice to the American people.
Dr. James David Manning comments on Obama’s address to the House of Representatives. Recorded on 9 September 2011.
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“President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was murdered by Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson in a widespread, incredibly complex and brilliantly planned conspiracy that involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation directed by J. Edgar Hoover, the CIA directed by David Atlee Phillips, The Secret Service, elements of the United States Air Force, including General Curtis LeMay of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the United States Army, the United States Navy, Henry R. Luce’s LIFE Magazine, The Ford Motor Company, the Dallas Police, including Dallas Mayor Earle Cabel, big Oil of Midland, Texas, the Texas political establishment, the mafia, the anti-Castro Cubans, Southern racists, including retired General Edwin Walker, and others. President Richard M. Nixon was also involved.” [NYT, 07/31/07, pp.A16-17]
I half-expected to see Kohler (makers of the kitchen sink) listed among the conspirators, and don’t think that Mr. Kuntzler didn’t consider them. They’re probably under the catch-all category of “others”.
The GRiD 1101 is the grand-daddy of all modern-day laptops. It cost over $8000 in 1982.
Their new VIC-20 (1980) was so embarrassing to parent company Commodore, that they considered giving them away. Instead, it sold over 1,000,000 units within just a few years, making Commodore hundreds of millions of dollars.
The first “IBM” computer to run on batteries was the IBM Convertible PC from 1986.
(Excerpt) Read more at oldcomputers.net …
Chosen to serve power, not popular interests, Obama wrecked America‘s economy to save giant Wall Street banks. He’s still doing it, despite claiming he’s been out in front doing all he can. By bailing out too-big-to-fail banks and waging multiple imperial wars, he intensified social misery.
As a result, Main Street is mired in protracted Depression. Economist David Rosenberg believes we’re in the “third inning” of hard times malaise. Four occurred in the 19th century. Until now, the 1930s Great Depression was America’s last severe downturn, lasting a decade, punctuated by failed bounces.
America’s Greatest Depression began in late 2007. Rosenberg calls is a “modern-day” one similar to what Japan experienced for over two decades. It’s still ongoing, boding ill for US workers if America replicates Japan’s experience. Depressions occur “once it becomes painfully obvious” that conditions don’t improve despite “repeated bouts of policy stimulus.”
Most of America’s went for banker bailouts, tax cuts for corporate favorites and super-rich elites, as well as quantitative easing money creation for speculation, not economic growth. In contrast to recessions lasting six to 18 months, depressions last years.
From 2002 – 2007, America’s economy was massively manipulated and levered. As a result, financial activities comprised 40% of profits. At the same time, household debt to income and assets “surged to unprecedented levels and the personal savings rate” was negative when the housing bubble peaked.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.pravda.ru …
via Obama’s Depression.
22% of the retail price of items is due to federal taxes. When you buy an apple today for $1.00, 22 cents of that dollar is taxes.
Herman Cain eliminates those taxes (including the 35% business tax) and he replaces it with a flat 9% business tax. Prices will go down at least 10%.
Your take home pay will go up by almost 8%, because the payroll tax is eliminated.
999 means higher take home pay and lower prices. Even paying a 9% sales tax, you will walk away from the cash register with more money in your pocket than you do today.
The most amazing aspects of the accelerating American submission to the state are: 1) how matter-of-fact we are in contemplating massive government interventions, such as President Barack Obama’s latest stimulus “jobs” plan, and 2) how virtually no one notices the blatant Marxist overtones. When someone does, a la “Joe the Plumber” at the end of the 2008 campaign season, he or she is mocked off the stage.
President Obama demonstrated how this is done in January 2010 when, during an unusual White House meeting with congressional Republicans about his pending health-care legislation – another massive government
intervention into the private sector – he declared: “If you were to listen to the debate, and, frankly, how some of you went after this bill, you’d think this thing was some Bolshevik plot.”
I remember cringing when a smattering of applause arose from the GOP ranks, as though some Republicans actually believed the president had delivered a punch line revealing the absurdity of considering “Obamacare” a government apparatus for seizing control of the lives of citizens – which it is. And that’s no joke.
I wish any Republican had replied: “Not necessarily a ‘plot,’ sir, but a program that is indeed ‘Bolshevik’ in conception, design and purpose nonetheless. Government control of private sector activity, as the American people well know (or should), is aptly described as ‘Bolshevik’ – or Marxist, socialist, collectivist, statist and, for that matter, fascist, too. Indeed, nationalized health care was one of the first programs enacted by the Bolsheviks after they seized power in 1917.”
But, no. Among the many deep psychological factors repressing such a factually devastating response is pure historical ignorance. This isn’t entirely our fault. That is, the truth about Bolshevism and closely related creeds barely makes it into our curricula – another Bolshevik plot, if you ask me. Indeed, the shocking intelligence history of communist plotters who secretly sabotaged our government barely dents our understanding of history even now, some 20 years after secret archives in Moscow and Washington opened, somewhat, to disgorge incontrovertible proof of pro-Soviet agents operating in the highest reaches of power.
But if nationalized health care is a demonstrably Bolshevik program, “stimulus spending” is what you might call a genuine Bolshevik plot. Why? One of the Kremlin’s greatest agents you probably never heard of played a leading role in introducing stimulus spending as a macroeconomic policy for the first time in U.S. history during the Franklin D. Roosevelt years.
The agent’s name was Lauchlin Currie, and, as M. Stanton Evans writes in his indispensable 2007 book “Blacklisted by History,” he ranks “among the most influential Soviet agents ever in the U.S. government, if only by virtue of his portfolio in the White House dealing with affairs of China.” Currie, an administrative assistant to FDR, was instrumental in the U.S.-government-wide communist plot to turn China red.
But that’s not all he did. Currie pops up in nine KGB cables translated by American cryptographers in what is known as the Venona Project, which became public in 1995. From these and other archival sources we have learned that Currie passed secret documents and shared sensitive political intelligence with Soviet spymasters. Equally as damaging, Currie used his stature as a senior Roosevelt aide to shut down investigations into the activities of other American traitors operating inside government.
While I haven’t seen mention of Currie’s economic activities in KGB documents, how does stimulus spending sound now on discovering that this bona fide Soviet agent was its leading proponent? In “Roosevelt, the Great Depression and the Economics of Recovery” (University of Virginia Press, 2005), Elliot Rosen, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers, writes: “The initial rationale for public expenditure as a stimulus to the economy was provided by Currie, who won a wide and influential audience in the Roosevelt administration.” As assistant research director for the Federal Reserve, his position before moving to the White House, “Currie provided an economic rationale” for deficit spending. “Wartime aside,” Rosen writes, “no precedent existed for budget unbalance.” Not surprisingly, another Currie project was to push for the “abandonment of the concept of annual budget balance.”
So that’s where balanced budgets went, and stimulus spending came from. Think of it: One agent of communist influence in high places, and the U.S. economy was revolutionized.
If only Americans could learn to recognize a Bolshevik plot when they see one.
This needs to be viewed from time to time so that we don’t lose sight of our purpose.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com …
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a more profound challenge to the current way of doing business than the Tea Party was or aspired to be.
Although Occupy Wall Street may have an impact on electoral politics, it does not share the partisan trajectory of the Tea Party. It is a more authentic and independent movement, giving voice to the outrage at how Wall Street has crashed our economy and how Wall Street and giant corporations have captured our political process and debased our democracy.
Occupy Wall Street has been criticized for not offering a clear set of demands. In fact, the protesters have been eloquent in rejecting the idea that they produce “one demand,” and in articulating in broad terms what they want. More to the point, it’s not for a lack of ideas that the country is in crisis. Put the unemployed to work retrofitting energy-inefficient buildings, teaching children, and meeting other unmet needs. Invest in a green energy revolution. Impose a financial speculation tax, and increase taxes on the wealthy and corporations (and make them pay). Put in place a single-payer, Medicare-for-All healthcare system. Undo NAFTA-style corporate trade agreements—and don’t enter into any new ones. Force banks to renegotiate mortgage terms, and let foreclosed-upon families stay in their homes as renters. Overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission with a constitutional amendment and re-establish the principle that corporations exist to serve the people, not the other way around.
The country’s problem is not the lack of a policy agenda. It’s not even winning strong public support for the policy agenda—the public does support these ideas. The problem is translating the popular anger about the nation’s state of affairs into a political movement strong enough to overcome the corporate opposition.
If Occupy Wall Street continues to grow, and if it bridges to more and more sectors of society—huge ifs, to be sure—Occupy Wall Street may serve as a spark to that political movement, something far more powerful and transformative than the Tea Party.
What if we didn’t have to choose between the lesser of two evils this year?
A new term has been added to the litany catchphrases describing enemies of the people. To the words wreckers, profiteers and capitalist roaders has been added “bedroom blockers”, now used to refer to persons over 60 years of age who are live in homes in Britain with more bedrooms than they need.
The Intergenerational Foundation (IF), an organization “established to promote fairness between generations”, notes that these homes with spare bedrooms are now being selfishly used by older people when they are needed by the young. In a report the IF has proposed a tax increase to squeeze these seniors out of their homes to “free up space” for the younger generation.
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com …
President Obama was back on his bus this week, promoting yet another job bill in the diminishing hope that it might help him hang on to his own.
Just days after the Democratic-controlled Senate failed to muster enough support just to make his bill the pending business, he was venting in North Carolina, threatening Republicans and blaming Wall Street again for America’s unending recession for which he accepts no responsibility.
Conveniently ignoring that two Senate Democrats voted against his tax and spend bill last week, while others held their nose and voted aye, Obama said Republicans would pay a very heavy price for voting to kill his proposal.
“If they vote against these proposals again, if they vote against taking steps now to put Americans back to work right now, then they’re not going to have to answer to me, they’re going to have to answer to you,” the president said at a campaign rally Monday……
OUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS AS CITIZENS OF A REPUBLIC
by poisontolibs at The Right Planet
(Oct. 19, 2011) — The Founders and Framers of our nation and Republic were very much men of the social milieu in which they lived. The magnificent documents they produced to establish this nation and to institute a Republic therein are the result of the social milieu in which they existed..
The first of these documents is the Declaration of Independence–a very real product of the Enlightenment. In it we find the authors realized the essential nature of man (venial) and that there is a condition that allows man in his base state to elevate himself: the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator on all of mankind. The prime rights from which all other rights depend are the (in descending order of dependency): Right to Life, the Right to Liberty and the Right to the Pursuit of Happiness.
HOW MANY MORE “WINNERS” CAN WE FIND?
by Arnie Rosner
How many members of Congress can be replaced with those who have integrity?
has addressed the “pink elephant” in the middle of the room. The pink elephant by the name of Obama! At this point Harry is the first and the only elected official to do so.
Over the last few months, I have talked with staff members of many members of Congress. In confidence, I was told that everyone knows Obama is not eligible to sit in the White House, but fear of media ridicule prevents them from being the first to raise the issue to a level of investigation. Well as I pointed out to my representative’s chief of staff, just a few days ago, now the ice has been broken. My Congressman has waited for someone else to do his dirty work. Now it is time for him to put-up, based upon his promise to me.
Meanwhile, I had the opportunity to speak with Harry. What a pleasure to speak to a real American hero. I have to tell you, Harry strikes me as the epitome of what I expected of my representative of government. Certainly a man to honor and respect. The folks in Laconia, NH surely picked a winner.
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I was real interested in the War, and I started thinking about how I could combine my profession with this hobby of mine: the history of the War.
More and more, as I read about Lincoln, I realized he was a tyrant. He was all about money and power. He was the political water-carrier of the Northern big business interests. Of course, he was a centralizer.
Jeffersonian is pretty much the same thing to me. Most people hear the word “libertarian” and think of people who advocate taking drugs, and that sort of thing. Jeffersonian is more like it.
It really struck me that the War destroyed the Jeffersonian ideal of government. I started writing a few articles about this, and turned it into this book.
What do you think will happen?
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Conservative in Name Only (CINO)| The Post & Email
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WHAT IS TRUE CONSERVATISM?
William F. Buckley (1925-2008) is considered by some to be “the preeminent voice of American conservatism” during the second half of the 20th century
(May 5, 2010) — I can’t believe CINO-infested Townhall has allowed one of its authors, Diana West, to mention the natural born Citizenship issue. I quit reading Townhall in disgust about six months ago because Townhall would not touch this fundamental Constitutional issue. I found Ms. West’s article via a Google search. Perhaps I should give Townhall another chance?
With this in mind, I just ran a Google advanced search on the phrase “natural born,” limited only to the “townhall.com” domain and found no other recent articles on this subject — an absolute zero (you know, just like the _resident-in-chief). There were quite a few hits from reader comments, so at least Townhall is not actively squelching all mention of the eligibility issue, but sadly, it appears that Diana West is the only regular Townhall author who is willing to formally broach this important subject in defense of the Constitution.
With that in mind, I think I will go ahead with my cancellation of Townhall.com and just keep an eye out for individual Diana West articles (it certainly will keep the email inbox a lot tidier)…….
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The Republican candidates for President agreed at the October 18 CNN Las Vegas debate that, despite the federal deficit crisis, they wanted to continue foreign aid spending — with the exception of Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
Asked where he stood on continuing foreign aid, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain responded that “we ought to continue to give foreign aid to our friends like Israel.” Minnesota Congressman Michele Bachmann also agreed that foreign aid should be continued: “No, we should not be cutting foreign aid to Israel. Israel is our greatest ally.” Frontrunner Mitt Romney acknowledged that “we’re spending more on foreign aid than we ought to be spending,” but he refused to call for an end to foreign aid. Texas Governor Rick Perry also declined to call for a complete end to foreign aid, though he offered that “I think it’s time to have a very serious debate about defunding the United Nations.”
Only Rep. Paul said the nation can no longer afford to borrow money with deficits in order to give taxpayers’ money away. “Foreign aid, it should be the easiest thing to cut. It’s not authorized in the Constitution,” Paul countered. “To me, foreign aid is taking money from poor people in this country and giving it to rich people in poor countries.” Paul proposed a budget plan this week that would zero out foreign aid in year one, and cut a total of nearly $1 trillion in the first year of his presidency. The budget proposal would eliminate five cabinet-level agencies and balance the federal budget within three years without raising taxes.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper also asked Paul about his budget plan, which would cut 15 percent in military spending the first year of his presidency: “Can you guarantee national security would not be hurt by that?”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders.
“It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it’s the public-sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about,” Reid said on the Senate floor.
Reid was responding to recent comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who accused Democrats of purposefully pursuing higher taxes as part of the teacher/first-responder bill, S. 1723, so that Republicans would oppose it. McConnell said the bill was meant to fail in order to give Democrats an issue to run on in the 2012 election, but Reid said the Republicans are simply trying to defeat President Obama any way they can.
The legislation Reid is defending is part of Obama’s jobs package. Vice President Biden was in Pennsylvania, an important election state, on Tuesday to push for the administration’s plan on increasing the number of teachers.
Reid reiterated his emphasis on creating government jobs by saying Democrats are looking to “put hundreds of thousands of people back to work teaching children, have more police patrolling our streets, firefighters fighting our fires, doing the rescue work that they do so well … that’s our priority.” He said Republicans are calling the bill a “failure” because they are “using a different benchmark for success than we are.”
Private-sector jobs have increased over the last 19 months, while government jobs have lagged. They’ve also seen cuts in several states that are struggling to balanced their books.
Reid also said a majority of people polled support the bill, and that the tax hike needed to fund the $35 billion spending program is minimal.
“My friend, the Republican leader … is complaining about a tax of one-half of 1 percent … on people who make more than $1 million a year to pay for a program that would stop teachers from being laid off and rehire some of the teachers that have been laid off,” Reid said.
Democrats who support the bill have said it would help save 400,000 teacher jobs and thousands of first-responder jobs that have either been cut or could soon be cut. Reid said Wednesday that these layoffs are “rooted in the last administration,” but did not explain further.
Senate Democrats are hoping to pass S. 1723 as early as this week, although votes could be delayed until early November, depending on the progress made on passing a 2012 spending bill.
Reid also dismissed efforts by the Republican House to ease environmental regulations as a way to create jobs.
“The Republican response has been cutting back environmental health safeguards, I guess hoping that a sicker, more polluted country is a better place to create jobs, and it’s not,” Reid said.
Congress has directed DHS to establish regulations to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in a terrorist attack. Ammonium nitrate is a chemical that exists in multiple concentrations and physical forms, and principally is used as an agricultural fertilizer, as a component in the manufacture of some first aid products (such as cold packs), and as a component of explosives often used in the mining and construction industries. In addition to its many legitimate uses, ammonium nitrate was the primary explosive used in the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995.
As a result of Congressional direction, the Department proposes the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program, which seeks to reduce the likelihood of a terrorist attack involving misused ammonium nitrate by:
Creating a registration program for purchasers and sellers of ammonium nitrate; Regulating transactions involving the sale or transfer of ammonium nitrate at the point of sale; Establishing procedures for reporting a theft or loss of ammonium nitrate; and Requiring businesses to keep records of all ammonium nitrate transactions for two years.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The Department of Homeland Security published the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on August 3, 2011. Under the proposed program, purchasers and sellers would be required to register with DHS and be vetted against the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB). Upon successful completion of the vetting process, purchasers and sellers would then be issued registration numbers, which will authorize them to engage in the sale, purchase, or transfer of ammonium nitrate. The proposed program also provides for records inspections by DHS to ensure compliance among purchasers and sellers.
Through the NPRM, DHS is inviting public comment on the program and will conduct public meetings during the review and comment period following publication of the NPRM.
Please visit the Federal Register to read the NPRM and provide comments. Comment Period
Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket on or before December 1, 2011, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on collection of information must reach OMB on or before December 1, 2011.
You may submit comments identified by docket number 2008-0076 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
After the violent clashes between police and protesters at Saturday’s massive Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Times Square, a marine who served in Iraq delivered an impromptu speech in front of some NYPD officers, denouncing their crowd-control methods and police brutality.
“This is not a war zone!” he yells at NYPD officers. “These are unarmed people.”
A crowd eventually gathers around the marine, identified as Sergeant. Shamar Thomas, who served with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion USMC in Iraq.
Thomas, a New York native, then explains that his father served in Afghanistan, his mother served in Iraq and that he doesn’t like seeing cops hurting the people he and his family fought to protect:
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I took an Oath that I live by. am NOT anti-NYPD. I am anti- Police Brutality. I am no longer under contract with the USMC so I do NOT have to follow military uniform regulations. I DON’T affiliate myself with ANY GROUPS or POLITICAL ORG. I affiliate myself with the AMERICAN PEOPLE that’s it. I REFUSE to affiliate with anything that SEPARATES.
There is an obvious problem in the country and PEACEFUL PEOPLE should be allowed to PROTEST without Brutality. I was involved in a RIOT in Rutbah, Iraq 2004 and we did NOT treat the Iraqi citizens like they are treating the unarmed civilians in our OWN Country. No one was brutalized because our mission was to ‘WIN the hearts and minds.’ why should I expect anything less in my OWN Country.
Earlier this month a group of veterans calling themselves OccupyMARINES came out in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests, now entering their thirtieth day.
They write on their Facebook page, “Marines support the movement. We will support demonstrators with organization, direction, supply and logistics, and leadership.” It is illegal for active duty soldiers to protest in uniform. It appears all of the OccupyMarines are retired……
REASON: Governor Reagan, you have been quoted in the press as saying that you’re doing a lot of speaking now on behalf of the philosophy of conservatism and libertarianism. Is there a difference between the two?
REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.
The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.
Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy.
I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves. But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are travelling the same path.
REASON: Governor, could you give us some examples of what you would consider to be proper functions of government?
via Inside Ronald Reagan – Reason Magazine.
Posted by Gunny G at Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START
by Alan Stang
February 1, 2008
Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952.
We are told that is why today’s Republican Establishment hates Dr. Ron Paul with such a passion; that they hate him because, like Taft, he is the quintessential Republican. Patriots who say that are mistaken, of course. The reason the Republican Establishment hates Dr. Paul is precisely that he is not a traditional, mainstream Republican, that his platform of freedom is an aberration. The Republican Party didn’t “go wrong,” didn’t “go left.”
It has been wrong from the beginning, from the day it was founded. From the beginning, the Republican Party has worked without deviation for bigger, more imperial government, for higher taxes, for more wars, for more totalitarianism. From the beginning, the Republican Party has been Red…..
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New Novel, “The Blast of War” features the Impeachment of President Obama
New Novel, “The Blast of War” features the Impeachment of President Obama:
New Novel, “The Blast of War” features the Impeachment of President Obama
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:35:39 AM by furquhart
There’s a new book out called The Blast of War.
It’s about a hypothetical future war and features, among other things, the impeachment of President Obama…..
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Gunny G: P!SSED YET? WELL, YOU OUGHTA BE!:
…..Instead I got an idea.
An idea that had been kind of simmering in my head for a week or so.
I was trying to think of a way to show that I wasn’t happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didn’t want to pay my neighbors’ mortgage. That I didn’t want to live in a socialist country. That I didn’t think the government should take over the banks. That I didn’t want a White House committee running the car industry, or putting a union consultant in charge of the process. That I didn’t think throwing 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan without a clear objective was a bright idea.,p>
Basically, one month in, I’ve already had a bellyful.
Sure, on Inauguration Day I was all hope and change. He wasn’t my candidate, but he was my president, and I was going to give him the benefit of the doubt.Then he went on Al Arabiya.,p.
And stole the census. And decided my confidential medical records had to be in a federal database. And tripled the deficit in three weeks while condemning George W. Bush for doubling it in eight years.
Basically, I got a bad attitude…..
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Vegas Debate: Ron Paul rips Herman Cain over Occupy Wall Street
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October 19, 2011
Ron Paul jumps on Herman Cain at the CNN debate in Las Vegas — this time over Cain’s comments about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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The Right Reasons ^ | 10/19/11 | pookie18
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The more broad implication for U.S. homeland security is that Hezbollah – via Iran and Venezuela – has engaged the United States in an offensive strategy of asymmetric warfare on our doorstep. It is aiming to win the mental battle of attrition and the moral battle of legitimacy – particularly with the youth in Latin America. Unless our government recognizes and responds to their efforts, our ability to protect our interests and our homeland will be gradually and dangerously diminished.”
Inside Africa: Near pristine image of Barack Obama’s 1961 baby footprint has surfaced in 2011| The Post & Email
by Lucas Daniel Smith, ©2011, blogging at WasObamaBorninKenya
Thirty-two months have passed since I exited Africa with a certified (2009) copy of Barack Obama’s 1961 Coast Province General Hospital (CPGH), Mombasa, British Protectorate of Kenya, Certificate of Birth. Said certificate of birth contains an image of a baby footprint. Said footprint is located in the lower left corner of the certificate. A close-up of the footprint is pictured below:
We are never going to restore legitimacy to our political system until we get the money out of politics. Typically, in federal elections the candidate that raises the most money wins about 90 percent of the time. In 2008, Barack Obama raised almost twice as much money as John McCain did. 3 of the top 7 donors to Obama’s campaign were big Wall Street banks (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup). Now Wall Street is doing it again. The big Wall Street banks are already trying to buy the 2012 election. So who do they want to win in 2012?
Based on contribution patterns so far, the overwhelming favorite of the Wall Street banks to win in 2012 is Mitt Romney. The big Wall Street banks have given to Romney as pile of money that is more than 4 times larger than they have given to anyone else. Even though most Republicans really don’t want him, if history is any indication this means that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012.
Rand Paul “I Believe The Public Is Telling These Candidates They Need To Behave More Like Ron
October 19, 2011
Rand Paul joins The Judge on Freedom Watch.
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October 19, 2011
All of Ron Paul’s answers from last night’s GOP debate in Las Vegas.
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A new computer virus using “nearly identical” parts of the cyber superweapon Stuxnet has been detected on computer systems in Europe and is believed to be a precursor to a new Stuxnet-like attack, a major U.S.-based cyber security company said today.
Stuxnet was a highly sophisticated computer worm that was discovered last year and was thought to have successfully targeted and disrupted systems at a nuclear enrichment plant in Iran. At the time, U.S. officials said the worm’s unprecedented complexity and potential ability tophysically sabotage industrial control systems — which run everything from water plants to the power grid in the U.S. and in many countries around the world — marked a new era in cyber warfare.
Though no group claimed responsibility for the Stuxnet worm, several cyber security experts have said it is likely a nation-state created it and that the U.S. and Israel were on a short list of possible culprits.
Whoever it was, the same group may be at it again, researchers said, as the authors of the new virus apparently had access to original Stuxnet code that was never made public.
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Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A US government-backed pioneer of the so-called “Arab Spring” in Egypt that eventually resulted in a military dictatorship is now “advising” the Occupy Wall Street protesters in both Washington DC and New York, in another sign that the movement has been subverted by the establishment.
State Department Agitator Advising Occupy Movement 12 Ahmed Maher
Maher has been “corresponding for weeks” with OWS activists, offering them “practical advice from a successful Egyptian revolutionary,” according to the report.
If Wired defines replacing a 30 year tyrant with a military dictatorship under which Egyptians enjoy even less freedoms as a “successful” revolution then Maher’s involvement in the ‘Occupy’ movement should be viewed with the utmost suspicion.
GUNNY G: WHO COINED “FUBO” ? Bob Lonsberry, That’s Who!
No doubt there will be numerous idiots claiming to have invented FUBO, and/or with dozens of bs stories as to its origin, etc.
Myself, I recall when the first e-mail on FUBO by Bob Lonsberry came across my PC one morning, so I started to search for my posting of it on my sites;
I’m sure it’s there but my search came up with the following first, so here it is!
Hey, See the Reader Responses on each article,
they are gems in themselves!
Gunny G: BLOGGER 1984 +
I swear at the TV.
Not when anyone’s around, and not to be obnoxious, but as a vocal outlet for the private conversation in my head.
I’m nuts that way.
In my head, I’m doing running commentary on life all the time.
Usually, it’s no more substantive than the observation that, no ma’am, you shouldn’t be wearing stretch pants, or that, yes sir, you are the biggest moron God ever made. That’s going on in my head all the time.
And sometimes it comes out.
Like when I’m watching a sitcom and I will let loose a hyena laugh.
Or, more commonly, when I’m watching the news and I let loose an f-bomb.
That’s when I swore.
Because, actually, I understand his jobs bill. And I understand what kind of a snake he is.
But he went on, and he said that he would break his jobs bill down, into simple stand-alone pieces of legislation, and see if Republicans could comprehend it better. Then he went on about how right now he wanted some number of billions of dollars to hire more teachers, cops and firemen.
And he asked how anybody, even Republicans, could be so dumb as to oppose hiring more teachers, cops and firemen.
That’s when I swore again.
Because, of course, federal stimulus money for more teachers, cops and firemen is nothing more than Dollars for Dues.
I might be a dumb Republican, but even I can see that the president is advocating borrowing more billions from the Chinese so that he can send more money to the unions that are his and his party’s largest donors.
See, cops and teachers are two of the most unionized – and most liberally unionized – workforces in America. And their unions donate stunning amounts of money to Democrats generally and Obama specifically.
Let’s follow the money.
The Chinese, when they’re not running down little girls in their own streets or making cheap crap to send over here, lend money to Obama. Obama gives money to schools and cities. Schools and cities hire more teachers and cops. Teachers and cops have to join unions. Unions collect more dues. Dues money is donated to Obama.
And Obama was trying to tell the people in North Carolina that that was good for America. It seems like the only economy he’s good at stimulating is his own.
So I swore at the TV screen.
And I resolved to wear my FUBO shirt.
Usually, I don’t. I’ve got a sticker on my truck, and some stuff on my Facebook, but I work with this liberal guy and he fixates on my T-shirt every day and when I wear a FUBO I worry that he’s going to melt down.
So I usually don’t wear it to work.
But I was ticked, so I took my chances.
And it felt great. And was well received.
FUBO came out a couple of years ago, somewhere between the stimulus and Obamacare, right about the time I’d had enough. It was during a commercial break on my radio show. The abbreviation came to me and after the commercials I told listeners and said that I’d like to get one of those little oval bumper stickers made with the letters FUBO.
In the next commercial break I found a place online to make me a dozen stickers and by the commercial break after that I had heard from a local T-shirt company that offered to make both bumper stickers and T-shirts.
We had sold a ton of them by the end of the show. And over the months since, across the country, the message of FUBO has steadily gotten out. It’s no grand philosophical statement, but it is a statement. It is a loud and clear statement.
As folks on initial approach to Rochester can tell you.
That’s thanks to Adam Booth.
See, about 60 miles south of Greater Rochester International Airport, where the big jets line up along the valley for the descent north into the city, Adam Booth owns some land.
He’s a mountain man of sorts. He and his wife and their kids live a simple life, eating a lot of game, working with their hands, being organic. If the economy stays in the tank, he’s going to go pan gold.
He’s a freedom-loving guy who speaks his mind. He did some Semper Fi time and flies the flag and in his live-and-let-live world the only thing that’s intolerable is a threat to freedom.
Which is what Obama is.
His anti-American, big-government plans are a threat to freedom. We dumb people know that.
And Adam Booth wanted to say so.
So he got some herbicide and a sprayer and he rigged up his ATV and across a few acres in front of his house he wrote FUBO.
F – U – B – O in huge block letters.
Easily read by passing jets.
That’s his message, and that’s my message.
He writes it in grass; I mutter it at the TV screen.
This president has failed. He has hurt our interests at home and across the globe. And in 13 months we get to vote again.
And America will send its own message.
You and the horse yo