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NEW SAYING, NEW MOVEMENT: OBAMA, SHUT UP!

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NEW SAYING, NEW MOVEMENT: OBAMA, SHUT UP!

30 September 2010 | Mene Mene Tekel UpharsinPosted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:10:17 PM by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Let’s start a new saying and a new movement tonight, 30 September 2010. Just say to everyone you can that your message for Obama is:

Shut Up!We don’t want to hear another word out of you, your wife or your daughters ever again.

We don’t care about another word you have to say ever again.

Just shut up. Do not pass Go and do not collect $200 or billion dollars.

Without profanity, Just Shut Up Obama!

Every time you open your mouth, you make the problem worse.Obama,

Shut Up!

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Feds radiating Americans’? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets

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For many living in a terror-spooked country, it might seem like a great government innovation: Use vans equipped with mobile X-ray units to scan vehicles at major sporting events, or even randomly, for bombs or contraband

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The Invisible Militia

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America‘s liberal media routinely demonstrate a formulaic knee-jerk response to the threat of white militias no matter what disorganized, shapeless form any such rag-tag organizations may take. Any white lunatic who perpetrates a violent event is immediately cast unquestioningly by the mainstream media as possible new evidence of some vague, relatively unstructured but assuredly white threat to all those of a progressive persuasion.

By the way, for any aspiring liberal Journolistas, here’s the formula: Any white + any violence = probable white militia. See Time Magazine‘s new cover story this week!If you are Caucasian and mildly pleased with being so, then you are not only a racist in the eyes of the liberal media, you are, as well, a potentially violent threat to all people of color. Never mind the countless mainstream media articles praising those same people of color organizing in such a way as to proclaim their black pride or brown pride. In the eyes and minds of liberal America there is equal and then there is equal. If you are of Caucasian descent, you can forget about either term ever being applied to you and your offspring. Consider the New Black Panther Party and their extra-legal existence as a racial militia in contemporary America.

Look at this rather self-defining list of demands which constitutes their platform, taken from their website, and draw your own conclusions. If it doesn’t scare the hell out of you that people who subscribe to this sort of racist militancy are meeting with foreign leaders who have openly spoken of the end of America, then you aren’t tuned in, Bubba…

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D’Souza on Glenn Beck: Obama ideology based on father’s anti-colonial socialism

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Dinesh D’Souza appeared on Glenn Beck yesterday, and he made the point that Barack Obama’s ideology is based on the anti-colonial socialism of his late father. Dinesh D’Souza was a special guest in the second half of the Glenn Beck Show on Fox News Channel, on a show that centered around discovering just who in the heck Number 44 really is. And I fully mean who he really is, not the fake caricature the liberal media fabricated to make him appear more relatable to average Americans.

I mean the real Barack Hussein Obama, the man who thinks that raising taxes will spur economic growth, that states should be sued for enforcing federal laws against illegal aliens, and that enemies can be appeased by just bowing to them constantly.

The divulgence from Dinesh D’Souza was not pretty to say the least.

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Rush Limbaugh: “We Don’t Need A Birth Certificate To Know Obama Is A Foreigner….

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Talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh said today that as far as loyalties go for Barack Obama, he is a “foreigner.””Let me put it this way,” Limbaugh said. “We don’t need a birth certificate to know that Obama is a foreigner, in this sense:

He’s born in the United States, but he doesn’t think like most of us think. He doesn’t look at this country and its people, its history, its accomplishments the way most of us do.

He doesn’t look at our history with pride.”Limbaugh, who on occasion has referred to the controversy over Obama’s eligibility, continued,

“There’s no American exceptionalism as far as Obama’s concerned.”

This has been the thing I’ve been trying to convince people of ever since just before the election,” Limbaugh said.

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LTC Lakin’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Supporting Brief

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THE USURPER EL USURPADOR

^ | 09/30/010 | CorazonPosted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 4:25:24 PM

by Corazon

Links to LTC Lakin’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Supporting BriefExcerpt Read more at usurpador.blogcindario.com …TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Click to Add TopicKEYWORDS: court; lakin; martial; obama; Click to Add Keyword[ Report Abuse | Bookmark ]LTC Lakin’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Supporting Brief

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Ron Paul and Tom Woods Promoted Nullification w/videos

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News Link  •  Constitution
Ron Paul and Tom Woods Promoted Nullification w/videos
9/07/10
JBS.org
Ron Paul spoke at a John Dennis for Congress rally in San Francisco. Dennis just happens to be challenging Nancy Pelosi for her House seat. Here’s a three-minute video clip from Paul’s speech in which he expresses great satisfaction over the rapid

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States Should Nullify the Entire ObamaCare Law

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News Link  •  Healthcare
States Should Nullify the Entire ObamaCare Law
9/16/10
John Birch Society
There’s a lot of confusion occurring over what’s being nullified by the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act” legislation that’s been introduced in over 30 states, and already enacted into law in Virginia, Idaho, Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, and Loui

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The Problem with Politicized Programs: Ad Sales Why advertisers don’t like Beck & O’Reilly

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The Problem with Politicized Programs: Ad Sales Why advertisers don’t like Beck & O’ReillyTV Newser ^ | September 30, 2010 | Alex WewrpinPosted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:40:45 PM by Beaten ValveIn his New York Times Magazine cover story about Fox News host Glenn Beck, author Mark Leibovich writes about Beck’s ratings, and touches upon the problem the show has had with advertisers:His show now averages two million viewers, down from a high of 2.8 million in 2009, according to the Nielsen Ratings. And as of Sept. 21, 296 advertisers have asked that their commercials not be shown on Beck’s show up from 26 in August 2009. Fox also has a difficult time selling ads on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Fox and Friends” when Beck appears on those shows as a guest. Beck’s show is known in the TV sales world as “empty calories,” meaning he draws great ratings but is toxic for ad sales.While the story is about Beck, the “empty calorie” problem is hardly unique to his show. Programs with a heavy political or ideological focus often have a hard time attracting blue chip advertisers.Some of the country’s biggest advertisers, like the major automakers or retailers like Target, prefer to spend their money on programs that a have a wide reach, and which are generally uncontroversial. No one is going to call for a boycott of advertisiers to “Monday Night Football” or “Law & Order,” for example.On the other hand, Ideological and political programming often ventures into controversial territory, with interest groups always on the lookout for the latest offensive statement to jump on.This is why Beck’s program attracts advertisers like Goldline or the Survival Seed Bank, companies that probably could not afford to advertise nationally on a mainstream entertainment program. Because of the sometimes-controversial nature of his show, many Fox News advertisers 296 according to the Times simply prefer to see their products or brands featured on “safer” programming like “Studio B.”In that respect, CNN has a big advantage over its more ideological competition.

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Obama Seed To Socialize Jesus and Corrupt Christianity

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Obama Seed To Socialize Jesus and Corrupt Christianity
WorldNetDaily ^ | Today | Joe Kovacs

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:07:54 PM by RandysRight

Jesus was no politician, nor did he want anything to do with politics or earthly power. Even Jesus screamed called his own religious leaders vipers on snakes, dean of thieves and destroyed the money makers in front of Gods Temple. The progressives always screaming about keeping state and church separate, except when it serves their socials agenda. Jesus will not be used by earthly politicians in his name.

Randy’s Right

http://randysright.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/obama-seed-to-socialize-jesus-and-corrupt-christianity/

By Joe Kovacs © 2010 WorldNetDaily

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Is President Obama, who once demeaned Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as “radical,” actively trying to socialize Jesus and corrupt Christianity?

Rush Limbaugh The answer is yes, according to conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh, who is claiming the commander in chief is not only trying to socialize America, but also the Christian religion by twisting Scripture.

The top-rated host made the allegation today during discussion of Obama’s profession of faith yesterday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Limbaugh focused in on Obama’s statement of “being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they would treat me.”

“The reason why this is important is there’s an effort by the left to say that Jesus was a socialist,” said Limbaugh, “and they are using this to turn many evangelical people into global-warming people. We are the stewards of the planet and so forth. There’s an ongoing effort here to corrupt Christianity.”

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During yesterday’s backyard town-hall meeting in Albuquerque, Obama had explained:

I’m a Christian, uh, by choice. Um, you know, my family didn’t – frankly, they weren’t, uh, folks who went to church every – every week. Um, my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t, uh, raise me in the church. Uh, so I came to, to, uh, my Christian faith later in life, uh, and it was because the, the, the, precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead – being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they would treat me … also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we’re sinful, and we’re flawed, and we make mistakes, and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God. But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people and do our best to help them find their own grace. So that’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day. I think my public service is a part of that effort to express my Christian faith.

The video was posted online by Christian Broadcasting Network and also is embedded:

Stressing he was not disputing the president’s profession of Christianity, Limbaugh went into a detailed analysis of Obama’s remarks, noting:

There’s a lot of people who do not know details of their own religious belief. But the Golden Rule is not a precept of Christianity. I hate to point this out, but the Golden Rule does not emanate, originate, from Christianity. And this brother’s keeper business? That’s not Jesus. I hate to say this, but Jesus Christ did not talk about brother’s keeper. That is from the story of Cain and Abel, and even that story is misunderstood. The story of Cain and Abel – my brother’s keeper does not mean, “I’m going to take care of my brother or take care of my sister.” The story of Cain and Abel, Cain killed Abel, and then he said he had no idea. He denied it. He denied killing Abel, and then said to God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Meaning, “What, is he my responsibility? He’s not my responsibility, I didn’t kill my brother.” Now, a lot of people misunderstand all this, but the Golden Rule doesn’t come from Christianity, and Cain and Abel is not, “I’m going to take care of my brother and I’m going to take care of my sister,” and Jesus Christ has nothing to do with either one of them.

The Bible actually does talk about the principle of reciprocal care for others, with Jesus Himself stating, “Do for others what you would like them to do for you.” (Matthew 7:12, New Living Translation)

Even in the Old Testament, the command is given to “love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18, NLT)

But Limbaugh said similar ideas had been circulated in ancient Babylon long before biblical Scripture is thought to have been written.

“The early incarnations of the Golden Rule are found in the Code of Hammurabi: an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,” he noted.

Limbaugh said Obama’s voicing of the “brother’s keeper” concept is a distortion of Christianity:

“This is where Obama now says that public service is part of an effort to express his Christian faith, that Christianity is socialism, that Jesus Christ was a socialist. Jesus Christ was apolitical. He got involved in no political ideology whatsoever.”

Limbaugh took issue with Obama’s governing style, suggesting it might not be Christ-like.

“How is his Christian faith guiding the way he’s dealing with Republicans? I mean he’s urging everybody not to listen to Republicans, don’t make arrangements with Republicans.”

And saying he was reluctant to point it out, Limbaugh also wondered about Obama’s perceived lack of compassion for his own relatives in Africa.

“Obama’s brother is still living in a hut – a 6-by-9-foot, un-air-conditioned, no-running-water, no-electricity hut in Kenya, outside Nairobi, somewhere over there. Twenty dollars. Guy lives on a dollar a year. Twenty bucks would be the equivalent of winning the lottery. And Obama has not reached out to keep his brother.”

This is not the first time Obama’s referencing of the Bible has caused controversy. On June 28, 2006, Obama addressed a conference in Washington, D.C., finding fault with both Old Testament instructions as well as Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount in the 5th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew:

And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson’s, or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let’s read our Bibles. Folks haven’t been reading their Bibles.

Clips of the speech were later made into commercials during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Asked About His Advocacy of Wealth Redistribution, White House Science Czar Says: ‘Have a Nice Day’

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When CNSNews.com started asking Holdren about the statement, he said, “I’m not talking to you. Bye bye. Have a nice day.”When CNSNews.com started asking Holdren about the statement, he said, “I’m not talking to you. Bye bye. Have a nice day.”John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said “have a nice day” and otherwise declined to comment on Tuesday when asked about a statement he made that worldwide redistribution of wealth is “absolutely essential” in order to provide all human beings with a decent life.

“Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being,” Holdren wrote along with Paul and Anne Ehrlich in the final chapter of Human Ecology, a book the three co-authored in 1973.

Paul Ehrlich is also author of the famous 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb. Holdren, President Obama’s top science adviser, advises the administration on issues that include health care and climate change.CNSNews.com approached Holdren to ask him about his statement on redistributing wealth after he gave a speech on “Science, Technology, and Sustainable Economic Growth” at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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Authorities Plan To Trawl Phone Calls And E Mails For Signs Of “Resentment Toward Government”

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Authorities Plan To Trawl Phone Calls And E Mails For Signs Of “Resentment Toward Government”

Posted By admin On September 30, 2010 @ 5:05 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 24 Comments

Facecrime: Orwellian technology seeks to identify disgrunted Americans as terrorists

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Do you resent the government for enforcing Obamacare or raising your taxes? Write about it in an email or talk about it on the phone and you could be placed under surveillance as a potential terrorist, if frightening new technology being shopped to law enforcement agencies is implemented.

Forget pre-crime and get ready for face-crime, Big Brother is set to unleash a new wave of shockingly invasive and Orwellian technology on the American people if a recent symposium in Hamburg New York is anything to go by. Federal agencies, police departments and others were all in attendance to see a demonstration of a system that trawls phone conversations, emails and instant messages to detect “resentment toward government,” alerting authorities to potential “terrorists” who are then placed under surveillance.

The technology was demonstrated to law enforcement officials, mental health professionals, and military representatives at a recent International First Responder-Military Symposium held at Hilbert College.

“A Swiss professor working with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist who heads the Mind Machine Project there outlined how this program operates through computerized scanning of phone calls and electronic messages sent through e-mail and social networking mechanisms,” reports the Buffalo News [2].

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Glenn Beck Goes Against Real Conservatives on Obama Birth

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Glenn Beck Goes Against Real Conservatives on Obama Birth
By Jerry McConnell Full Story

When you add up the numbers of those who don’t agree with Beck on the Obama birth eligibility issue you find that a huge amount of Americans don’t agree with him.

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As Obama Pretends at Its Freedom, His Gov’t Plans Takeover of Internet By Warner Todd Huston

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As Obama Pretends at Its Freedom, His Gov’t Plans Takeover of Internet
By Warner Todd Huston Full Story

imageIn an address to the United Nations on Thursday, Sept. 23, President Obama pledged to preserve a “free and open Internet” and would call out nations that censored content.

In a veiled reference to China and other nations that censor the Internet, Obama said that a civil society fosters open government. “Civil society is the conscience of our communities, and America will always extend our engagement abroad with citizens beyond the halls of

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Ron Paul’s Pledge to America (Southern Avenger) American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger

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Ron Paul’s Pledge to America (Southern Avenger)
American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:40:56 AM by rabscuttle385

The Republican Party has a history of using desperate times to call for drastic measures and when bailing out AIG, bolstering Medicare or bombing Iraq, that party has always been willing to go big and bold on some of the largest government expansions in this nation’s history.

But what about cutting government? You know, that stuff GOP politicians always talk about during election time?

One might think that in a political environment in which so many are desperate to reverse what they see as unsustainable government growth, Republican rhetoric might at least attempt to reflect that desperation. But when GOP leaders unveiled their “Pledge to America” last week, the only thing revealed is that these Republicans remain what they have always been-pansies. In a nutshell, the old Republican guard now pledges to save America from the excesses of Obama by basically returning to the level of government we experienced under Bush-when these exact same Republicans were doubling the size of government.

The pledge reflects little substance, there’s not even anything about a balanced budget amendment or earmarks-two longstanding but fairly tame Republican gripes-and some of it even promotes GOP statism, with promises to repeal and “replace” national healthcare, and of course, to spend even more money on a “defense” budget that already accounts for half the earth’s military spending.

From the Contract with America in 1994 to the Pledge to America last week, the GOP has broken every contract or pledge it has ever made with conservatives. Now these same Republicans have made another empty promise, similar but even less appealing than the lies they’ve told in the past. This “pledge” is a joke.

When asked to give his take on the Pledge to America, Congressman Ron Paul stated the obvious on FOX Business, “I don’t hear enough precise things we would cut. I never hear that the military-industrial-complex should be addressed. I don’t ever hear that the discretionary and non-discretionary funding is all the same. I never hear which departments they really want to get rid of, so, it goes on and on and you just can’t have a little tinkering on the edges… as long as we want big government you can’t tinker with the edges.”

Tinkering indeed. In a Tea Party environment in which so many are tired of conventional GOP politicians screwing around with the peripheral and irrelevant, why shouldn’t conservatives look to the one Republican who has never screwed around?

Instead of wondering if John Boehner is now serious, trying to figure out what Sarah Palin is saying, hoping that Scott Brown turns out to be something special, looking for something worthwhile about Newt Gingrich or wondering which version of Mitt Romney might run for president, why shouldn’t those serious about limiting government get fully behind the one conservative leader who has always been dead serious?

Congressman Ron Paul’s pledge to America is over three decades old and was taken the day he was sworn into office, or as he explained during a 2007 Republican presidential debate: “Hello, my name is Ron Paul. I am a congressman from Texas serving in my tenth term. I am the champion of the Constitution.” Virtually every Republican claims to be for the Constitution, but most with the moral authority of a cheating husband claiming to be a champion of marriage. Paul’s unwavering fidelity to this nation’s founding charter and his peers rampant infidelity can measured by the countless votes in which the Texas congressman stood as the sole opposition to the entire House of Representatives. This distinction is important as so many new Tea Party candidates are now criticized by the mainstream for being “extreme” in suggesting that we should follow the Constitution to the letter of the law, including dismantling the IRS, phasing out Social Security or abolishing the Department of Education.

Such constitutionally-minded, nuts-and-bolts suggestions should be included in any serious conservative “pledge” to America-and have all been advocated by Paul his entire career.

To that extent that some conservatives may take issue with aspects of Paul’s constitutional philosophy is more often an invitation for self-examination. For example, many say they like Paul but part ways on foreign policy. Fair enough, but in supporting undeclared wars, the PATRIOT Act and forever empowering the Executive branch, such conservatives shouldn’t delude themselves that they actually stand for the Constitution or limited government in any substantive manner. In fact, they stand with the bulk of the Republican Party, who’ve also long made these constitutional exceptions, along with countless others, and not-so-curiously helped expand government every bit as much as the Democrats. Most Republicans claim to be for the Constitution-”but”-with the biggest “but” typically being a ridiculous and unnecessary foreign policy that costs as much as anything else the Tea Party now targets. Paul has always been for the Constitution, period, no “buts” about it.

So how comprehensively constitutional are conservatives willing to be? Those who wrote the Pledge to America obviously aren’t the least bit serious even as the Tea Party continues to show unprecedented conservative will. If the big government establishment now considers the Tea Party too radical, perhaps conservatives en masse should finally and fully consider the constitutional philosophy of the one man that establishment has also long considered too radical-and for the same reasons.

There’s a reason Ron Paul’s influence continues to rise in conjunction with the rise of the Tea Party and to the extent that the movement adopts his philosophy, it will pledge itself to limiting government in a far more serious and comprehensive manner than it would listening to any other figure who now speaks in its name.

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Psy-ops time: join our candidates’ on Facebook and scare liberals with big numbers

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By If you’re like me you’re sick of constantly being under attack from the Left.Everyday it’s a new lie and a new obstacle to our goal of restoring freedom to our nation.

It’s time to turn this around.It’s time for some psychological operations from our side using Facebook. The amount of Facebook “friends” a candidate has become a measurement of a campaign’s progress.In the campaign I am working in 13th NY our candidate Mike Grimm has 4 times the “Facebook” friends of our Democrat opponent.

We know this it discouraging to his troops.Here’s the first half of a list of our candidates who can use more Facebook “friends.”

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Trouble Between Beck and Fox News?

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Who needs who more? Does Glenn Beck need Fox News or is it the other way around?Ailes, who declined to comment for this article, has generally been supportive of Beck. But he has also been vocal around the network about how Beck does not fully appreciate the degree to which Fox News has made him the sensation he has become in recent months.

In the days following Beck’s Lincoln Memorial rally, which by Beck’s estimate drew a half-million people, Ailes told associates that if Beck were still at Headline News, there would have been 30 people on the Mall.

Fox News devoted less news coverage to the rally than CNN and MSNBC did, which Beck has pointed out himself on the air.

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‘Constitutional carry’ and the challenges it presents

September 30, 2010 1 comment

‘Constitutional carry’ and the challenges it presentsSeattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 September, 2010 | Dave WorkmanPosted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 8:29:41 AM by marktwainIts advocates call it “Constitutional Carry,” and three states now have it, Vermont, Alaska and Arizona; the full exercise of the right to keep and bear arms without the necessity of a license or permit of any kind.

This past weekend at the Second Amendment Foundation’s 25th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference more about GRPC in a moment, author and gun rights advocate Alan Korwin told the audience in San Francisco, “I’m from Arizona, and I don’t need no stinking permit.” For several years, Korwin has written a book on Arizona gun laws, same as this writer publishes a book on Washington gun laws.Now that the Second Amendment has been incorporated to affect state and local governments, those peaceful citizens who choose to exercise that right may be on remarkably firm legal ground, especially when it comes to interacting with the police.

Korwin didn’t say so, but he doesn’t have to. Especially in states with strong state constitutional right-to-bear-arms provisions – like Washington – citizens packing pistols is just something the hoplophobes, and police who respond to their hysterical calls to 911, are probably going to have to “get over it.”Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 26The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the State shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain, or employ an armed body of men.

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Be Very Afraid: The ‘Experts’ Are Running The Economy By: Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Be Very Afraid: The ‘Experts’ Are Running the Economy

by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Recently by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.: Some Americans Distrust Authority

When Young Americans for Liberty at Indiana University first invited me to speak last year, the group ran into resistance from the university administration. Having consulted the economics department, the relevant university office declared that I was “uncredentialed,” and that perhaps a professor from IU’s economics faculty could give a nice lecture instead. I was uncredentialed, presumably, because my education at Harvard and Columbia was in history, not economics.

The student group refused to take this lying down, and made such a stink in the local media, pointing to my bio and the reception of my book Meltdown – including the friendly coverage it received from mainstream outlets like Barron’s, CBS.com, and UPI – that the university not only reversed its stance but even partially funded my appearance, which took place on September 21 of this year.

The Indiana Daily Student (circulation 15,500) offered me a 600-word guest column in the wake of my appearance. Here’s what I wrote, which they published verbatim (complete with a comments section). ~ Tom Woods

The free market did not cause the financial crisis, and the Elmer’s glue and Scotch tape our wise leaders have applied to the economy are only prolonging the agony. That’s the thesis of my 2009 New York Times bestseller, Meltdown.

That’s not a popular thing to say in Bloomington, I learned several months ago.

When Young Americans for Liberty at IU hit a bureaucratic stone wall in trying to invite me to campus – a problem I can’t say I’ve run into at any other university – the local media took notice. But it was the comment sections that were a particular hoot. It was as though I had insulted Stalin in the old Soviet Union. Who does this idiot think he is? How dare he speak of our wise overlords that way! Why, they’re just looking out for the good of the people! And so on, as if I’d stumbled into some kind of cliché competition.

Then, when the university reversed itself and even helped fund my appearance, the comments switched to, “If I had time, I’d go over there and set this guy straight!” Uh-huh. The large crowd that came to hear me a couple weeks ago couldn’t have been friendlier.

What I explained at IU was that asset bubbles, like the housing bubble we’ve just lived through, do not occur spontaneously. If people bought lots of houses on the free market, interest rates would rise as the banks’ loanable funds were depleted. That would put an end to speculation in real estate.

But thanks to the Federal Reserve System (or simply the “Fed”), which is no part of the free market, large infusions of money created out of thin air kept interest rates low, and thus perpetuated the bubble. During an asset bubble, demand for the asset in question rises, as does its price. Where would people get the money to keep buying an increasingly costly asset if the government’s officially approved money machine weren’t there to flood the economy with cash?

It was this interference with interest rates, pushing them well below where the free market would have set them, that set in motion the classic boom-bust cycle we’ve just witnessed. F.A. Hayek won the Nobel Prize for showing how central banks like the Federal Reserve, by interfering with interest rates and not allowing them to tell entrepreneurs the truth about economic conditions, divert the economy into unsustainable configurations that inevitably come undone in a crash. (Hayek belongs to a tradition of free-market thought called the Austrian School of economics.)

None of this has anything to do with the free market.

Adding fuel to the fire was the so-called Greenspan put, the unofficial policy of the Greenspan Fed that promised assistance to private firms in the event of risky investments gone bad. What kind of incentives do you suppose that created?

The point of being in college is to learn how to think beyond clichés. Forget the quacks who told us, cluelessly, that everything was fine with the economy in 2007. Look instead to modern spokesmen of the Austrian School like Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, and Jim Grant. You know, the people who, unlike your professors (who, by the way, tried to keep a dissident voice from speaking on campus), predicted the recent crash to a T.

Want to know what really happened to the economy, and why your job prospects are so bleak? Watch Peter Schiff’s YouTube “Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One.” That’s the first step toward becoming the independent thinker that four years at IU are supposed to make of you.

September 30, 2010

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. [send him mail] holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of ten books, including the just-released Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, and the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Visit his website and blog, follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his YouTube Channel.

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Locked and Loaded: The Secret World of Extreme Militias Here we go . . .

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Camouflaged and silent, the assault team inched toward a walled stone compound for more than five hours, belly-crawling the last 200 yards. The target was an old state prison in eastern Ohio, and every handpicked member of Red Team 2 knew what was at stake:

The year is 2014, and a new breed of neo-Islamic terrorism is rampant in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio …

The current White House Administration is pro-Muslim and has ordered a stand-down against Islamic groups. The mission: Destroy the terrorist command post — or die trying. The fighters must go in “sterile” — without name tags or other identifying insignia — as a deniable covert force. “Anyone who is caught or captured cannot expect extraction,” the briefing officer said.At nightfall the raiders launched their attack. Short, sharp bursts from their M-16s cut down the perimeter guards. Once past the rear gate, the raiders fanned out and emptied clip after clip in a barrage of diversionary fire.

As defenders rushed to repel the small team, the main assault force struck from the opposite flank. Red Team 1 burst through a chain-link fence, enveloping the defense in lethal cross fire. The shooting was over in minutes. Thick grenade smoke bloomed over the command post. The defenders were routed, headquarters ablaze.

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The Chessboard is Now Set in the Middle East | The Post & Email

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“CIVILIZATION AGAINST BARBARISM”by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely Ret.There isa wide variety of ethnic groups represented in Iran, but Persian is the common languageSept. 29, 2010 — It appears while our State Department and White House are asleep at the switch; the Iranians have been busy and fastidious in resetting the chessboard in the Middle East to their liking.

What has Iran been doing in addition to moving their nuclear program forward, becoming the hegemonic power of the Middle East and supporting the international jihad? The Iranians unlike the United States are very clever at using proxies to do their dirty work. Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs seem to achieve some victory on every front weekly in orchestrating the activities in Lebanon, Hezbollah, and Syria not to mention their support of Hamas, Iraqi Shiites, and the Taliban and, oh, let us not forget Al Qaeda and the Bin Laden family.

Iran has planned a larger, bolder strategy for the demise of Israel? Russia, somewhat remaining in the background, supplies sophisticated technology and military systems to Iran and Syria and languishes in the diminution of the United States influence in the Middle East.

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The Anatomy of a Court-Martial, Part II | The Post & Email

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OFFICERS GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY HAVE NEVER BEEN BROUGHT TO JUSTICE

by Sharon Rondeau

The War Office was authorized by Congress in 1789 and operated the Army and Navy and was commanded by the President and Commander-in-ChiefSept. 29, 2010 — The interview which follows is the second in a series relating the story of “the most reviewed court-martial in the history of the United States,” that of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, and its significance to all Americans today. Here Cdr. Fitzpatrick describes in more detail how the court-martial was fabricated by four officers who colluded to remove him from military service and provides proof that his military defense counsel knew about and participated in the conspiracy.The Post & Email published an introductory article on the court-martial, which occurred in October 1989, in which Fitzpatrick stated that he “was pronounced guilty in writing before anything else happened.”This date is significant in military history, as Lt. Commander Fitzpatrick has informed The Post & Email:Two hundred twenty-one years ago today, on September 29, 1789, the final day of its very first session, the United States Congress passed “An act to recognize and adapt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled” officially creating the military of the United States.

To the men already serving on the frontier under orders of the Continental Congress, the change probably meant little.Although the Constitution of the United States charged Congress with raising and regulating military forces, newly-elected House and Senate members delayed acting on this provision. Busy organizing the federal government and debating the location of the new Federal City, Congress neglected dealing with the issue of military forces until prodded by President and Commander in Chief George Washington.

This is the day, in 1789, Congress accepted the British War Articles into operation after the Constitution became the law of the land.Those rules for the military government have never been reconciled with the Constitution. Ever! And it has been 221 years!———————————-

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Engineers Slam Internet ‘Censorship’ Bill Under Review by Senate

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Internet entrepreneurs are in a panic over a Senate bill they say will censor the Web, stifle Silicon Valley startups, damage the United States’ credibility on free speech and ultimately trigger the creation of an alternate-universe Internet. The West Coast engineers say they were blindsided last Monday when the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The bill has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors who say it will be a tool for stopping the worst offenders in the world of online piracy. The bill would give the attorney general new powers to shut down websites deemed dedicated to counterfeit material — by going through the courts and by encouraging service providers to go after sites the Justice Department puts on a public blacklist.

According to the bill, a website would have to be “dedicated to infringing activities” to trigger the enforcement.

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama twisting Holy Scripture

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– Is President Obama, who once demeaned Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as “radical,” actively trying to socialize Jesus and corrupt Christianity?Rush LimbaughThe answer is yes, according to conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh, who is claiming the commander in chief is not only trying to socialize America, but also the Christian religion by twisting Scripture.

The top-rated host made the allegation today during discussion of Obama’s profession of faith yesterday in Albuquerque, N.M.Limbaugh focused in on Obama’s statement of “being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they would treat me.””The reason why this is important is there’s an effort by the left to say that Jesus was a socialist,” said Limbaugh, “and they are using this to turn many evangelical people into global-warming people. We are the stewards of the planet and so forth. There’s an ongoing effort here to corrupt Christianity.”It’s time for incredible Bible truth to be proclaimed across the world, including your ultimate destiny, which is far more glorious and spectacular than just floating on a cloud, playing a harp forever. Read the No. 1 best-seller, “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told,” personally autographed!During yesterday’s backyard town-hall meeting in Albuquerque, Obama had explained: I’m a Christian, uh, by choice. Um, you know, my family didn’t – frankly, they weren’t, uh, folks who went to church every – every week. Um, my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn’t, uh, raise me in the church.

Uh, so I came to, to, uh, my Christian faith later in life, uh, and it was because the, the, the, precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead – being my brother’s and sister’s keeper, treating others as they would treat me … also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we’re sinful, and we’re flawed, and we make mistakes, and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God. But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people and do our best to help them find their own grace. So that’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day. I thin

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