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Obama and the Gay Vote: His campaign could rely on a very outspoken minority

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

President Barack Obama did a little campaigning in West Hollywood recently. For anyone who doesn’t already know – West Hollywood is Gay Central, a bit like a Gayborhood of the West Coast. Not only was the event telling of how he’s been wooing votes these days, but it showcases just how important the gay vote could turn out to be for the president as he seeks his second term amid rather dismal satisfaction ratings.

And while less than half of the public at large may actually be pleased with the job Obama’s doing, many LGBT people couldn’t be happier. While Obama was a slow starter on gay issues from the get go (that famous statement of his about marriage being between a man and a woman will surely haunt him), he’s probably been the most proactively pro-gay president in history. Not only does he deserve a certain amount of credit for a few big strides, like repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” opposing DOMA, and pushing for visitation rights for same-sex couples in hospitals in states that don’t allow marriage, but he seems to have made a turnaround when it comes to LGBT issues.

And that’s likely a smart political strategy.

As Obama forges his re-election campaign, he has quite a few hoops to jump through to convince the American public that he deserves another chance. And with issues like the economy and unemployment on the minds of many, that won’t be easy.

The GOP primary is also using the president as a bit of a punching bag, calling him everything from a socialist to a heathen (and that’s why the options among Republicans this time around are so darn grim for gay voters).

A big question gay voters need to ask is whether they think Obama is in it for the long haul, and whether – if elected to a second term – will he finally make the big step and talk about same-sex marriage. It’s a controversial issue that he will likely sidestep in his re-election bid (alienating moderate voters and all). But if he is, indeed, re-elected – which is looking possible despite public angst – he’ll need to do more than troll for votes in heavily LGBT communities. The people who will or will not put him into office deserve as much. Because while many voters have all but turned their backs on Obama, the gay community still seems to be standing in solidarity, especially if you consider his recent interactions with the LGBT constituency.

And if you have any question at all about who to vote for, consider whether a Bachmann, Romney or Perry (and possibly Palin) even know where West Hollywood is. Because while Obama may not be perfect, he’s a heck of a lot more promising for the gay community than presidential hopefuls who pin their campaigns on Jesus.

via Obama and the Gay Vote: His campaign could rely on a very outspoken minority.

Livesteam: Christie’s speech at the Reagan Library; Update: Full text added

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Just in case something “newsworthy” happens, here’s the embedded video streaming live from the Reagan Library. The text of the speech is embargoed until 9 p.m. so I’ll post it below as an update in a few minutes. As you’ll soon see, though, Dan Foster’s take on it is exactly right. Christie does sound like a guy rolling out a foreign policy doctrine in preparation for a candidacy. Even though he almost certainly isn’t. Update: C-SPAN’s going to carry it too and it looks like Hannity will carry at least some of it. Christie allegedly told a group of donors at a lunch in California today that he’s not running, but let’s see if there’s a Q&A here after the speech.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com …

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The Patriots News: EVIDENCE BROADENS OBAMA NATURAL BORN CONSPIRACY by JB Williams , 06/07/11

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Evidence that we have a fraud and a usurper currently residing in the people’s White House is overwhelming, despite the overt lack of journalistic investigating on the part of the American press. But now new evidence indicates that the conspiracy to carry out that fraud was much broader than originally thought.

The story of whom and what Barack Hussein Obama II really is – is a forty-year story that requires a book, not a column, to tell. Strong evidence suggests that he was being groomed from a very young age for the moment in history that would end American supremacy in the world, and usher in a new era of Global Marxist Governance.

But there was a major hurdle that had to be overcome – the U.S. Constitution, in this case, Article II – Section I – Clause V specifically, which requires that “no person except a natural-born citizen of the United States” can hold the office of President. – Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States…and may not even be a legal citizen of the United States. So, how can he be President?

This column focuses upon the period 2003-2008 and the political maneuvers that took place in order to make way for America’s first unconstitutional resident of the White House…………..

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Reader Responses: WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad

Fox Nation ^ | 27 Sep 2011 | Daniel Howes

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:53:56 PM by mandaladon

For the only Detroit automaker that “didn’t take the money” of the federal auto bailouts, Ford Motor Co. keeps paying a price for its comparative success and self-reliant turnaround…

As part of a campaign featuring “real people” explaining their decision to buy the Blue Oval, a guy named “Chris” says he “wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” according the text of the ad, launched in early September.

“I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

That’s what some of America is about, evidently. Because Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House questioned whether the copy was publicly denigrating the controversial bailout policy CEO Alan Mulally repeatedly supported in the dark days of late 2008, in early ’09 and again when the ad flap arose. And more.

With President Barack Obama tuning his re-election campaign amid dismal economic conditions and simmering antipathy toward his stimulus spending and associated bailouts, the Ford ad carried the makings of a political liability when Team Obama can least afford yet another one. Can’t have that.

The ad, pulled in response to White House questions (and, presumably, carping from rival GM), threatened to rekindle the negative (if accurate) association just when the president wants credit for their positive results (GM and Chrysler are moving forward, making money and selling vehicles) and to distance himself from any public downside of his decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com …

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“Racists” for Cain…

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Do not suppose for a minute that Herman Cain‘s victory in the Florida straw poll will alter the liberal narrative about the tea party movement and Republicans. No, we will continue to be instructed by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Today Show and The New York Times that the eruption of the tea parties is a reflection of the dark id of American conservatism; that it is primarily racist and xenophobic; and that the tea party movement is radical and extremist.

Waving the “bloody shirt” of racism has been the most reliable workhorse of Democratic politics for at least a generation. Remember the wall-to-wall coverage of the “epidemic” of black church fires in the 1990s? Remember George W. Bush’s “insensitivity” regarding the ghastly lynching of James Byrd? The epidemic turned out to be imaginary and Bush was happy to sign the death warrant for one of Byrd’s murderers, but the tactic is too precious for Democrats to abandon.

It will take some imagination to explain away Herman Cain’s success. Among the very voters Democrats demonize, Cain achieved a resounding victory with 37.1 percent of the vote — more than twice the percentage of his next, nearest competitor Rick Perry, who received 15.4 percent.

And it wasn’t that Republicans and conservatives were acting upon an affirmative action spirit — trying to prove that they too could pull the lever for a black guy. It’s that Herman Cain delivers a great speech, is willing to propose solutions commensurate with our problems and is possessed of a remarkably sunny personality. And it doesn’t hurt that Cain embodies the Horatio Alger rise to success that liberals dismiss as myth but conservatives still believe.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com …

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Democratic Governor Calls For “Suspending Elections”

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.

“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that,” Perdue said. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

The comment — which came during a discussion of the economy — perked more than a few ears. It’s unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious — but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.

Later Tuesday afternoon, Perdue’s office clarified the remarks: “Come on,” said spokeswoman Chris Mackey in a statement. “Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what’s best for the people they serve.”

Full story here.

via Prison Planet.com » Democratic Governor Calls For “Suspending Elections”.

Worse and Worse: Obama Was Personally Briefed on Risks of Solyndra Loan Program

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

I wonder how the big thinkers at the New York Times will spin this devastating report from their paper’s prominent West Coast namesake:

Long before the politically connected California solar firm Solyndra went bankrupt, President Obama was warned by his top economic advisors about the financial and political risks of the Energy Department loan guarantee program that boosted the company’s rapid ascent. At a White House meeting in late October, Lawrence H. Summers, then director of the National Economic Council, and Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary, expressed concerns that the selection process for federal loan guarantees wasn’t rigorous enough and raised the risk that funds could be going to the wrong companies, including ones that didn’t need the help…………………

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GOING TO ARREST OBAMA?

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Reader Response…

Sarcasm duly noted.

I’ve been a “Birther” (Eligibility Proofer) from Day-One. I believe, and I may be speaking for other “Birthers,” that even if Obama was proved to be ineligible, it’s too late and Congress would not have the gonads to remove him anyway. So let’s remove Obama by the ballot.

Folks, this is a National Security Issue. Can you imagine the “Urban Dwellers” if Obama was impeached by the House and convicted in the Senate and Congress tried to remove him? THE CITIES WOULD BURN, thereby presenting an excellent opportunity of some terrorist activity.

Let me add this: my county has been recently redistricted to comprise three Congressional Seats. I worked my butt off for the last conservative Republican who lost to Brad Miller (NC 13th CD). I will work my butt off for the next three conservatives Republicans if they choose to run during the next election cycle. I WILL tell them upfront before I start supporting them, that they had better watch for the next time some foreigner attempts to run for the Presidency and they had better prevent it or I’ll be standing on their fracking desk wanting to know why they are letting it happen.

“Screw me once, shame on you; screw me twice, shame on me.” I’m NOT going to get screwed again!

There’s my rant on the subject…. “SERENITY NOW!”

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Give Us Liberty

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Obama Eligibility back in Tabloids!

Posted by George Miller on September 27, 2011

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Beware the 9′s of Cain!

September 27, 2011 2 comments

Have you heard about 999? Sorry, it isn’t a German Hausfrau admonishing her children. What is 999? It’s a new tax scheme dreamed up by Republican candidate, Herman Cain. In his plan, we have a 9% corporate tax, a 9% income tax, and a 9% sales tax.

Here is the bottom line: 999 is one tax MORE than we now have. Argue all you like about the 9% rate, but know this, we are NOT now paying a national sales tax of 9%.

Please consider this. Governments love to tax. Governments love taxing so much that they will at times violate their own Constitution in their frenzy to find more tax money to fill their coffers. Fortunately, when that occurs, citizens do have some recourse in appealing to the courts the violation of their Constitution, as is the case of the individual mandate in ObamaCare.

Not so with the 999 of Herman Cain. The Constitution says that an income tax is acceptable. It speaks nary a word about a corporate tax, meaning that taxes not specifically forbidden are OK. That means a 9% sales tax can also be easily instituted by simple act of Congress.

Remember, governments loving taxes is a passion surpassing that of teenage boys loving teenage girls. They love them so much that our current income tax, once a percent or two of one’s income, is now ranging into the high 30 percent. After all, they are Congress and the only thing preventing tax hikes is elections, and even they don’t seem to prevent them awfully well.

So imagine that innocent looking 999 some day being 101010 or 121212 or even 303030. What’s to prevent it? Absolutely nothing.

Without a Constitutional amendment setting those precise limits, or, in my opinion, an amendment that ends the socially manipulative income tax altogether and forever, those meek little 9′s are very dangerous seeds planted that will grow and grow.

Therefore, there is no doubt about 999. America’s response should be “Nein, nein, nein!”

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Report: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After Pressure From Obama Admin

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Remember that clever little Ford ad that showed an actual buyer being led into a surprise news conference and answering impromptu questions? You know, the one where the buyer says, “I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by the government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com …

via Report: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After Pressure From Obama Admin.

NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

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As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years.

“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com …

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Senate Must Stop Obama Internet Takeover

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Today, the Obama administration officially published the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) so-called net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. These rules would undo a decade of free-market, hands-off Internet policy that has made the Internet the greatest engine of economic growth, creativity, and innovation the world has ever seen. They would set us down a path to reducing the Internet into a government-regulated, government-controlled public utility. The effective date is November 20, 2011. The House has already voted to overturn the rules. The Senate now has two months to do the same – and they must.

A recent Tarrance Group poll found that 74 percent of Americans believe the regulatory burden is too high in this country. Moreover, 65 percent of voters – and 67 percent of Democrats – oppose agencies regulating without the approval of Congress. And that is precisely what’s going on.

Free from regulation, the Internet has been a bright spot in our weak economy, with tech sector unemployment at just 3.3 percent. The net neutrality order will start us down the path to crippling it with regulations. A study from NYU found the rule will destroy between 100,000 and 200,000 jobs.

And the end goal is even more extreme. Robert McChesney, founder of Free Press, a group with deep ties to the Obama administration, the FCC, and the FTC has let slip where the plan leads:

“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com …

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Perdue “Jokes” About Suspending Congressional Elections for Two Years

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Speaking to a Cary rotary club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover.”

via Perdue “Jokes” About Suspending Congressional Elections for Two Years.

The Truth About Who Fights for Us (Military Demographics show that only 11% are from poorest group)

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

It should no more be necessary to write this article than to prove that there were Jews killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. And yet the mythology refuses to die. Just last week, two well-educated and well-known writer acquaintances of mine remarked in passing on the “fact” that those who serve in the U.S. military typically have no other career options. America‘s soldiers, they said, were poor and black.

They don’t mean this to denigrate their service—no, they mean it as a critique of American society, which turns its unemployed into cannon fodder. Especially today with high unemployment, the charge goes, hapless youths we fail to educate are embarking on a one-way trip to Afghanistan.

These allegations—most frequently leveled at the Army, the military’s biggest service and the one with the highest casualty rate—are false.

In 2008, using data provided by the Defense Department, the Heritage Foundation found that only 11% of enlisted military recruits in 2007 came from the poorest one-fifth, or quintile, of American neighborhoods (as of the 2000 Census), while 25% came from the wealthiest quintile. Heritage reported that “these trends are even more pronounced in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, in which 40% of enrollees come from the wealthiest neighborhoods, a number that has increased substantially over the past four years.”

Indeed, the Heritage report showed that “low-income families are underrepresented in the military and high-income families are overrepresented. Individuals from the bottom household income quintile make up 20.0 percent of Americans who are age 18-24 years old but only 10.6 percent of the 2006 recruits and 10.7 percent of the 2007 recruits. Individuals in the top two quintiles make up 40.0 percent of the population, but 49.3 percent of the recruits in both years.”

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com …

via The Truth About Who Fights for Us (Military Demographics show that only 11% are from poorest group).

The 8 Ways Big Brother Facebook’s New Changes Alienate Its Users (Long Article)

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Facebook is supposed to be one of the most innovative social networking websites on the Net. It is, at the very least, the biggest — by far.

But for how long will Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard project remain number one? It’s a fair question to ask now that the changes Facebook announced Thursday at its f8 conference are being criticized by virtually everybody — except for Zuckerberg himself, that is.

When Google+, the new social network of Google, was launched, many were critical. The criticism disappeared at the very moment people starting using it, however: all its new users fell in love with it immediately. This wasn’t just a “social network,” it was truly a new home on the Internet, especially for those who had grown tired of Facebook’s clutter and arrogance.

Facebook knew it had to strike back. First came video chat, which is a partnership with Skype. Then, this week, other innovations were rolled out: the biggest changes were a new news stream and the possibility to subscribe to users’ public posts. Then, Thursday, other changes were introduced that, Zuckerberg announced, would truly revolutionize your Internet experience.

But are these changes in the best interest of Facebook’s 800 million users? No. Not even almost………………

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IS SGT. MORAN REALLY A MORON? – WHAT’S THE REAL STORY ON AIR FORCE NCO WHO CALLS FOR OBAMA’S “ARREST” ~ MilitaryCorruption.com – Fighting for The Truth – Exposing The Corrupt in the U.S. Military

September 27, 2011 1 comment

IS SGT. MORAN REALLY A MORON? – WHAT’S THE

REAL STORY ON AIR FORCE NCO WHO CALLS FOR

OBAMA’S “ARREST” – SAYS PREZ A “CRIMINAL”

AND SHOULD BE “REMOVED” FROM OFFICE? – WE

NO ADMIRERS OF HUSSEIN, BUT IS THIS GUY A

DELUSIONAL RELIGIOUS FANATIC? SAYS HE TO

“TELL THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD” WHAT’S WHAT

“AS THE BATTLE ENSUES” – AIR FORCE CLAIMS

THEY DISCHARGING DARYN MORAN THIS WEEK

HAVE POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS SAVED

SGT FROM THE PSYCHO WARD? COL LAKIN

SENT TO LEAVENWORTH – CRUSHED LIKE BUG…….

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Gunny G: The Men Who Destroyed the Constitution

September 27, 2011 1 comment

The Men Who Destroyed the Constitution

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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In his 1850 Disquisition on Government, John C. Calhoun argued that a written constitution would never be sufficient to contain the plundering proclivities of a central government. Some mechanisms for assuring consensus among the citizens of the states regarding “federal” laws would be necessary. Consequently, Calhoun proposed giving citizens of the states veto power over federal laws that they believed were unconstitutional (the “concurrent majority”). He also championed the Jeffersonian idea of nullification. To Calhoun (and Jefferson), states’ rights meant that the citizens of the states were sovereign over the central government that they created as their agent, and could only be so if such mechanisms – including the right of secession – existed.

Without these political mechanisms the forces of nationalism, mercantilism, and political plunder would relentlessly reshape the Constitution with their rhetoric, and their efforts would eventually overwhelm the strict constructionists. At that point the Constitution would become a dead letter.

In his new book, The Constitution in Exile, Judge Andrew Napolitano explains in very clear language just how prescient Calhoun was. The biggest special-interest group of all – the federal government itself – has “seized power by rewriting the supreme law of the land,” as Judge Napolitano says in the subtitle to his book. Just as Calhoun predicted. The purpose of the book, says the judge, is to tell “the unhappy story of liberty lost, federalism trampled, and Big Government run amok.” How did we get to the point, he asks, of where the “federal” (i.e., central) government defines for us the drinking age for alcohol, how much wheat farmers can grow, the ability of terminally ill cancer patients to medicate themselves with marijuana, the amount of sugar that can be used in ketchup, and even the size of toilets?

Unlike the neocons who surround Judge Napolitano in his appearances on the FOX News Channel, he understands that freedom comes “from God and is inherent to our humanity . . .” “Freedom” is not derived from military adventurism under the guise of phony humanitarianism, as the David Horowitz/William Kristol/Rush Limbaugh/ crowd would have us believe. (For an amusing rendition of this fascistic theory take a look at the web site of the “David Horowitz Freedom Center“).

Judge Napolitano is one libertarian who is not intimidated by the forces of political correctness, a defining feature of so many “beltway libertarians.” Consequently, he is not afraid to recognize the truth about the American founding: “The states were sovereign entities that the Continental Congress could not directly control. Essentially, there was no binding central government” Even better, “Congress could not tax the people of the United states (Ah, the good old days!)” Advocates of centralized governmental power have long falsely associated statements about states’ rights with racism and slavery, which has intimidated most beltway libertarians, but not Judge Napolitano.

After a lucid explanation of each section of the Constitution the judge discusses how the nationalist/mercantilist coalition, led by Alexander Hamilton and his accomplice Judge John Marshall, conspired to effectively rewrite (and undermine) the Constitution almost as soon as he ink was dry on the original copy. The “Federalists” (who would eventually morph into the Whigs, and then the Republicans) never accepted their defeat in the Constitutional convention (which created a federal, not a national government). Nor did they accept Jefferson’s election as president. Thus, two days before his term ended the Federalist President John Adams appointed dozens of “midnight federal judges” and appointed John Marshall to the Supreme Court on March 3, 1801, one day before he would leave office. Marshall “spent the remainder of his career finding clearly disingenuous, historically inaccurate, and highly questionable justifications for ruling that federal power is not limited,” writes Judge Napolitano………….

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END TIMES: LA Times Employee Predicts Paper Online-Only In 3 Years (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Ed Padgett knows a thing or two about printing newspapers.

For the last 39 years, he has been working as a pressman at the Los Angeles Times.

In the near future, he could be out of a job.

“[The management is] expecting a really bad fourth quarter. The senior vice president told us we’ve got three years more of printing the hard copy Times before they shut it down. Our plant manager says five years,” he told The Frying Pan.

A LAT spokeswoman said that there were no plans to cease publication of the print product, but you would not expect her to say anything different.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com …

via END TIMES: LA Times Employee Predicts Paper Online-Only In 3 Years (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™).

What is the mainstream media NOT reporting?

September 27, 2011 1 comment

In George Orwell‘s oft-quoted and insightful book 1984, we clearly see how this work of fiction has become reality, and in turn how reality is turned back into fiction through the manipulative, inaccurate and deceptive reporting of mainstream media. As Orwell accurately wrote:

“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.”

Indeed, this is the “reality” we face when we turn to mainstream news networks, a reality coloured and created through corporate interests which reflect their own agendas instead of the truth.

For example, political leaders and the mainstream media continue to explain to us that the reason for NATO‘s armed intervention in Libya is to bring freedom and democracy to the subjugated masses. However, as Global Research has been consistently pointing out through deep analysis and on-the-ground reporting, the concept of “humanitarian war” is a gross oxymoron. As Prof. Michel Chossudovsky wrote this week:

“The objective of the NATO bombings from the outset was to destroy the country’s standard of living, its health infrastructure, its schools and hospitals, its water distribution system. And then “rebuild” with the help of donors and creditors under the helm of the IMF and the World Bank.” (Read: “Destroying a Country’s Standard of Living: What Libya Had Achieved, What has been Destroyed”).

In Bahrain, Global Research Correspondent Finian Cunningham exposes how the West not only works against democratic principles, but goes to extreme lengths to ensure that their interests are not destabilized. Here is what the well-funded corporate media did not report about this week:

“It is hard not to draw the conclusion that the whole prosecution has been a vile fabrication; a show trial whose real purpose was to impugn the entire Bahraini political opposition. Disgracefully, in order for the US-backed Bahraini regime to achieve that objective two innocent young men are facing firing squads and five others are languishing for life in prison.” (Read: “Bahrain: New Evidence of Framed-up Death Sentences Against Pro-Democracy Activists”)

Turning the lens to North America, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts minces no words in describing the bleak state of……………..

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Rand Paul Slams Congressional “Circus” Over Deadlines And Shutdown Threats

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul appeared on CNN last night to inject some sense into the latest stand off between Republicans and Democrats over government spending and the deficit.

In light of the fact that a government shutdown has been only narrowly averted once again, this time regarding FEMA funding, Paul noted that debating important issues seems to have been almost completely lost amidst a culture of partisan stand offs on Capitol Hill.

“American people are upset because we keep bumping up against deadlines. It sort of looks like poor planning or it looks like a circus up here because we always bump up against deadlines.” Paul told CNN host John King.

“But I can tell you I’m up here day after day not voting, sitting around, having no debate and then the deadline comes and it’s hurry up or the government shuts down.” Paul added.

“How come we didn’t have this debate last week or the week before or the week before that? Everything comes to a deadline, I think, because of poor leadership and poor planning in this place.” the Senator urged.

Defending his own position on reigning in government spending, no matter how small, Paul said that, though he would never be in favor of a government shutdown, such issues must be appropriately addressed if the deficit is ever going to be reduced.

“…every program up here you can say it’s only a tiny amount of money, but you know if you can’t cut 100 million here or you can’t offset three billion there, we’re never going to balance a $1.5 trillion deficit.” paul urged.

“So really you do have to look at even small amounts and it should be a priority. Should we be spending this money overseas in foreign aid or foreign welfare? Should we be building our bridges here in our country?”

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“Every time we have a new spending program, it’s got to be offset by cuts in other places and that’s the only responsible way for a legislature to act is to prioritize spending.” Paul added.

“For example, on the highway fund or you giving money to turtle tunnels, squirrel sanctuaries and flower beds and our bridges are crumbling. That’s what I asked the president. Can we not fix our bridges and put off some of these beautification projects for a while? I think that’s a bipartisan way of looking at it and I’m more than willing to work with the president on that.”

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Same-sex “Marriage”: Accept it or Resign!

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

When the New York state legislature rammed through a law “legalizing” same-sex “marriage” this last summer, countless New Yorkers disagreed with the decision. Among them were Christian town clerks who could not in good conscience sign marriage licenses for a union they consider sinful.

Clauses were written in the law that supposedly protect clergy from being forced to act against their faith. However, such clauses do not apply to town clerks or any other government official.

Clerks are told point blank, either accept the law, or resign. Town clerk Rose Marie Belforti of Ledyard, New York found out the hard way. When the law passed, Belforti, a dairy owner and cheese maker, decided her Christian conscience would not allow her to sign same-sex “marriage” licenses. She did not deny them a license but merely asked that another official sign such licenses in her place. Since that other official is not always in, applicants are now asked to make an appointment.

When two applicants of the same sex did indeed ask for a license, the arrangement did not satisfy them. They were outraged by the inconvenience of making an appointment with the clerk’s substitute who now signs all licenses. The case has raised a tempest among the homosexual network nationwide. Indignant cries of religious bigotry and disregard for the law have been leveled against Rose Marie Belforti. Her dairy’s Facebook page now has abusive comments charging her with homophobia where once there were compliments about her bleu cheese.

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The Supreme Court is Anything But Supreme| The Post & Email

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

AND A “COWARDLY ATTITUDE PREVAILS” IN THE U.S. CONGRESS

by Gary Stevens

U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, following the appointments of two justices by a questionably eligible “president”

(Sep. 27, 2011) — Huge headline on Drudge: “OBAMACARE HEADED FOR SUPREMES.” How in the world can the judicial branch of government decide a legal legislative bill when they won’t tackle the illegal status of the one who signed it? What is in the KoolAid for Washington, DC politicians? Way past outrageous! Beyond comprehension! Should we say “ludicrous?” What about “insanity” for descriptive analysis? How about “beyond belief?” “Stupid-fied?” (intended misspell) “Stunned?”

The CONgress (emphasis on CON) is supposed to uphold Constitutional law, construct beneficial law (the well-being of the country) and oversee their members as law-abiding adherents to their office, to name just a few responsibilities. The actual performance of both Houses of CONgress is the opposite. Their financial disclosures show overwhelming proclivity to line their pockets with more investment privilege (most folks don’t know of the Wall St. stock timing advantages the CONgress has). The moral character of members in each house reaches the scandal-of-the-week news cycle as if it is a production of “As the Congress Turns.”……………….

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Puppets on a String| ~ by One Pissed-off Vietnam VetThe Post & Email

September 27, 2011 1 comment

HOW MANY HAVE SOLD OUT THEIR COUNTRY TO CRIMINALS?

by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet

Do we have enough pawns, knights, and bishops to defeat the “king” and his “unemployables?”

(Sep. 27, 2011) — So you’re playing chess, and it’s your opponent’s move, and he’s nervous ‘cause in six moves he’s history, but what’s going on? He’s reaching over, moves one of your pawns and removes your queen from the board. What the?! It’s like this, he explains: your pawn turned on you, he changed sides, he was tired of being left behind, he had a change of heart, he’s really a Socialist, and even we both know he doesn’t know a Socialist from a Socialite. He’s on my side now and you just lost your queen, mate in two.

Nowadays, conquering a civilized country is really a piece of cake, and if you’re thinking about taking over a place, here’s how you do it. First, teach the kids that hard work, honesty and The Golden Rule are for suckers…………

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Devvy Kidd ~ The Dynamite Redhead…

September 27, 2011 1 comment

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Iran says could deploy navy near U.S. coast: report (RED on Drudge!)

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States’ Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

“Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders,” the head of the Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

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Gunny G: Devvy Kidd Articles…

September 27, 2011 6 comments

Devvy Kidd Articles…

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Shelia Jackson Lee to conservative bloggers: ‘Shut up!’

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

While speaking with Tavis Smiley of PBS, Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee said conservative bloggers should “shut up” and “stop playing racial politics.”

This from a member of the caucus that does little else but play the race card.

Seconds later, Jackson Lee went on to say that buy American should be “buy African American.”

She also said that if Obama’s jobs bill is passed, that contractors who “do not look like” her need to make sure that if they get federal money, their workforce “better be reflective of those suffering double-digit unemployment.”

“I don’t consider it discrimination, I don’t consider it affirmative action,” she added.

Smiley and Jackson Lee were responding to recent headlines over the President’s remarks to the Congressional Black Caucus last Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com …

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Report: Ford pulls bailout ad after criticism from press, questions from White House

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Ford Motor Company has shelved a television commercial indirectly criticizing its competitors for accepting government bailouts to avoid bankruptcy in the wake of media criticism and, reportedly, a call from the White House.

The ad, first uploaded to YouTube months ago, was part of a series featuring real-life customers who were thrust into press conferences where actor/reporters asked them to explain their decisions to buy a Ford.

“I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” the customer, Chris, said in the ad. “I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me.”

The ad came under fire earlier this month when various media outlets began to point out Ford’s apparent hypocricy, noting that while the automaker did not receive a government bailout, CEO Alan Mulally urged Congress to aid the industry and accepted various federal loans.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com …

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Arpaio plans to launch his 20th immigration sweep [Go Joe]

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to launch his 20th crime and immigration sweep within the next few weeks, but his office declined to say when and where the patrols will take place.

During the patrols, deputies flood an area of a city – in some cases, heavily Latino areas – over several days to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders.

Critics say deputies have racially profiled Hispanics during the sweeps.

The sheriff denies the racial profiling allegation.

(Excerpt) Read more at azstarnet.com …

via Arpaio plans to launch his 20th immigration sweep [Go Joe].

Activists meet to defend Internet from state control

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Activists meet to defend Internet from state control

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Georgina Prodhan and Duncan Miriri

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Sept 27, 2011

Internet activists accused governments of making it difficult for users of the Web, rights campaigners and private businesses to carry out their work through state attempts to seize control of the Web.

They said state officials were getting bolder in their drive to regulate the Web that has fueled Arab revolutions, enabled mass leaks of U.S. diplomatic cables and allowed online piracy to thrive.

“What we have seen in the last three years is that no longer do governments shy away from attempting to regulate Internet content,” said Joy Liddicoat, project coordinator at New Zealand-based Association for Progressive Communications, which seeks to protect people’s rights on and to the Internet.

They were speaking at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi on Tuesday, an annual event that brings together companies, non-profit groups, academics, engineers, government representatives and ordinary citizens.

Full article here

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Pakistan Claims CIA Used Dengue Fever as Bioweapon

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Did CIA release Dengue fever as bioweapon in Pakistan?

Pakistan suspects the CIA may be behind an outbreak of Dengue fever in the country. The Pakistan News Servicereports today that the Pakistan Medical Association has called on security agencies to investigate fears of deliberate spread of the deadly disease in the Punjab.

The accusation is not far-fetched. The CIA has a long history of using biological weapons, most notably in Cuba. In Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way, Ellen Ray and Willam H. Schaap document attacks on the communist nation spanning more than 20 years. The operations were exposed in Newsday on January 9, 1977, and later appeared in the Washington Post, Le Monde, the Guardian, and other newspapers.

According to the authors, the CIA prefers Dengue fever. “Dengue and other arboviruses are ideal as biological warfare weapons for a number of reasons. Dengue, especially hemorrhagic dengue, is highly incapacitating; it can be transmitted easily through the introduction of infected mosquitoes; it will spread rapidly, especially in highly populated and damp areas,” they write……………………

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Harris Poll: Ron Paul Would Beat Obama 51-49

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Harris Poll: Ron Paul Would Beat Obama 51-49

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A new Harris Interactive poll released today reveals that Congressman Ron Paul would defeat Barack Obama 51-49 in a hypothetical run off, one of only two Republican candidates who would stand a good chance of preventing Obama from securing a second term in the White House.

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Only Ron Paul and Mitt Romney would beat Obama, according to the poll, which found that Obama would defeat every other Republican candidate, including Rick Perry.

The survey is another indication that Paul is quickly moving into second place to become Romney’s main challenger as Rick Perry’s campaign crashes and burns.

The poll was conducted in mid-September and surveyed 2,462 US adults. Its findings reveal that Paul has now overturned Obama’s slim majority in a hypothetical run off between the two and would likely beat him, especially if he was afforded the kind of national platform that the corporate press have been loathe to provide.

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The New Road to Serfdom

September 27, 2011 1 comment

In his latest work, The New Road to Serfdom, British author and politician Daniel Hannan expounds on F.A. Hayek’s warning that centralized power leads inevitably to statism, despotism, and the loss of individual liberty. As a leading conservative voice in American politics today, Hannan became an overnight sensation in 2009 when he courageously and openly criticized Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the floor of the European Parliament. The YouTube video, which captures his growing abhorrence for unchecked bureaucratic authority and unprecedented public sector growth, became a clarion call on both sides of the Atlantic to cut entitlement programs and stop the centralization of governmental power.

His book, however, does not focus on the deficiencies of European governance as much as on the essential greatness of the United States. Hannon argues that the structures of America’s government – and the ratification of the Constitution – are the two reasons why America was able to usher in nearly three centuries of unprecedented prosperity. But recently, since 2009, these principles have been fundamentally and egregiously undermined by the misguided policies of the current administration.

He prefaces his thesis, moreover, with the premise that America is distinct from every other nation in world history. Almost every individual since the dawn of man, he asserts, stretching from Asia to Western Europe, was born into civilizations they did not choose. These men and women, he argues, grew up in places where they were defined by their territory, ethnicity and language. The United States, by contrast, was unique in the sense that it was founded upon a set of principles. In other words, to become an American was never incidental or by accident, but was a conscious decision made by generations of individuals and their posterity. As Hannan writes, “Allegiance to the United States means allegiance to its foundational texts and the principles inherent therein. It means loyalty to the republican ideal.”

While this subtle distinction may seem trivial, it underscores the important differences between Europe and the United States. The U.S. Constitution, unlike the E.U. Constitution, is predicated on preserving the liberty of the individual. Hannan contends that the American system of government – which allows for open primaries, term limits and direct elections – are the three most important political institutions that have historically safeguarded and preserved American liberty. European leaders, by contrast, can often maintain positions of power by procuring appointments, therefore circumventing the attitudes of public opinion. Unscrupulous demagogues habitually take advantage of the European system, and become entrenched in political office where they frequently serve for life.

Hannon further debunks the myth, promulgated by European anti-capitalists, that America is a greedy nation incapable of compassion. On the contrary, he contends, the average American gives $300 a year to charity – nearly four times what the average European gives. Moreover, he blasts anti-American media outlets that denounced the United States for their purported negligence during the 2010 Haitian earthquake. What they didn’t report, he explains, was that the U.S. military deployed 3,500 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne to Port-au-Prince within hours after learning of the devastation.

Hannan rightly acknowledges that there will always be nations as well as individuals who oppose and support the United States. He also concedes that America, like all nations, has not always lived up to its ideals. The sin of slavery and racial segregation are some, albeit not all, of America’s historical failures. Yet remarkably, the founding principles written down by Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and others, have withstood the test of time. Even through the darkest periods of our nation’s history, during times of racial discrimination, recession and even civil war, these principles have survived. As a foreign politician with a firm understanding of American institutions, Hannon urges all citizens to appreciate the innumerable benefits of the Constitution, to preserve the principles enshrined therein, and to fight vigorously against the Europeanization of what he considers to be the greatest country in the history of the world.

via The New Road to Serfdom.

WILL OBAMA PULL OUT? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video)

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Dear Friend,

In this video commentary, I discuss the possibility of Obama pulling out of the presidential race. As the negative poll numbers pile up and his base desserts him, will Obama actually run? If he doesn’t who will? How will it impact the race?

via WILL OBAMA PULL OUT? DICK MORRIS TV: LUNCH ALERT!(video).

The County Sheriff: Our Last Hope?| The Post & Email

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A petition letter to county sheriffs referenced here and posted on Scribd is now accompanied by a complete list of county sheriffs‘ offices in every state. There are no addresses for the state of Connecticut because there are no county sheriffs there.

Other press releases and articles can be found here.

On September 26, 2011, a county sheriff who had been contacted about the Obama eligibility question responded:

I could be wrong but this thing has been vetted 25 ways to Sunday by thousands of people and sources. I am all for unveiling the facts…especially as relate to this disaster of a President; however, unless you guys know something right now that I don’t, I am not going to invest resources and time into what I believe has been drilled as deeply as possible.

A citizen letter was then sent to the sheriff’s office:

With all due respect:

I won’t belabor all of the evidence and arguments here, but you have the authority and legal right to investigate and obtain information that the average citizen does not. We rely upon you and your peers; our elected public servants to do your job, uphold your Oath, protect the people and our Constitution and rule of law. You have powers vested in you and we expect you to use them to the full extent.

Contrary to your statement; WE the People have been violated ’25 Ways to Sunday’ with the Obama fraud and in so many other ways…including the financial fraud we are all harmed by. My life has been literally destroyed by criminals and their cronies in government…and I could probably count at least ’25 Ways to Sunday’ by which my personal destruction was wrought………….

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The Middle Class and Its Entitlements

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

To what are Americans entitled? Government-guaranteed health coverage in old age? Government-guaranteed health coverage at any age? Subsidized housing if they’re low income? Subsidized food? Subsidies for growing wheat but not making shoes? Subsidies for homeowning?

Answer these questions, and we may end the budget deficit crisis. The reluctance to properly label entitlements as such has created the widespread illusion that what government spends on others is “welfare” and what’s spent on us is our due. Time to decide what we really want — and pay for it.

The great entitlement-spending hole is Medicare, the government health plan for the elderly and disabled. Contrary to popular belief, most middle-class beneficiaries haven’t “paid for it” through their payroll taxes and other contributions. A typical couple retiring in 2020 will have paid $100,000 in lifetime Medicare taxes but will receive about $500,000 in scheduled benefits over the premiums they pay into the program, according to tax-policy expert C. Eugene Steele.

Put another way, nearly 40 percent of Medicare’s funding comes from general revenues, which means income taxes. That makes Medicare a government program that — to be blunt in the conservative style — transfers wealth from the productive class to retirees. If Medicare served only the poor, many politicians would refer to it as welfare without hesitation.

Sure, Medicare’s soaring costs must be contained. But tremendous sums can be saved within the program by addressing the way doctors are paid. The new health care reform law starts that ball rolling.

But even though the reforms would reduce projected cost of Medicare, we will still need more tax revenues to preserve the program as we know it for growing numbers of older people. If Americans want a voucher system that spends a lot less on Medicare and basically brushes the elderly off onto private insurers, they can have it. In fact, the Republican-run House has already voted for one.

There are other middle-class entitlements. Take out a home mortgage, and you can subtract your interest payments from taxable income. (By the way, Canada doesn’t allow for such deductions, and its level of home ownership is close to ours.) The higher your income, the more valuable the tax break. Meanwhile, the taxes you save must be made up by others — people who rent their homes, don’t have mortgages or don’t itemize on their tax returns.

The biggest farm subsidies go to wealthy investors. Call that a form of welfare, and its defenders will find a salt-of-the-earth farmer to insist that he’s not on welfare — he’s producing something. But American toy companies make things, too, and they’re not getting government checks because global toy prices have dropped (or even when they have risen).

That’s not to say that we don’t want some of these entitlements. The deduction for mortgage interest should be kept for struggling middle-class homeowners, at least for now. But we could start phasing it out on mega-mortgages approaching $1 million.

Some programs for the poor are essential to maintaining a humane society, but others may be inefficient or socially counterproductive. Look at them, too, but bear in mind that they are not the big kahuna of entitlement spending.

Medicare is, and if Americans want it to retain something resembling the first-class coverage now offered, they will have to pay more in taxes.

Let the games begin on who will do the paying, but be mindful that the reckless tax-cutting of the George W. Bush years has helped send federal tax revenues to historic lows relative to the economy. And the recent dramatics over asking anyone to pay $1 more in taxes are about little more than this: forcing America to dismantle the king of middle-class entitlements.

via The Middle Class and Its Entitlements.

The Endless Campaign…

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Possibly the biggest argument against big government is that if it weren’t so big we’d wait until election years to hold election-year arguments over what to do about big government.

President Barack Obama understands the calculus concerning the endless election campaign. While angling for the Republican support he requires to get anything useful or useless — either one — passed by Congress, Obama bashes the Republicans, whose policies, he informs us, would “fundamentally cripple America.” Sheer showmanship.

So, too, the furor and foofaraw over a Republican race whose start, in better times, could have been postponed at least until the winter before the election. The candidates draw lines in the sand that they may wish, a year from now, they could obliterate.

Take Rick Perry‘s pratfall on illegal immigration — the business in last week’s debate about the heartlessness of opposing in-state college tuition for illegal immigrant children. The declaration Perry made was certainly artless, reflecting the tricks and traps a candidate encounters in a national as contrasted with a state campaign. What you can say at home, you can’t necessarily say while abroad.

Perry’s remark has shrouded much of the magical moonlight that until recently, shone on his countenance. “Now,” says the commentator Brit Hume, “it appears he has a position in immigration which is anathema to a lot of conservatives. So this really hurts him with the base.”

Did the immigration issue, such as it is, need to emerge this early as a headline-maker? Rescuing and reviving the economy was supposed to be the issue, but when you have to campaign 14 months out from the election, there’s a lot of conversational dead space to fill. You end up talking — especially the media — about everything under the sun, important, trivial or in-between.

Three related points commend themselves here when the topic is immigration: 1) So deep a question requires thoughtful analysis. 2) But analysis it ain’t getting, and ain’t going to get, not on a campaign trail as long and convoluted as this one. 3) Therefore, we hum along with sound bites and bumper-sticker slogans — stuff that divides sheep from goats, without deepening anyone’s understanding, or advancing possible solutions.

The immigration issue, as understood in Texas by, among others, the state’s governor, needs careful sorting out and delicate weighing. You don’t exactly accomplish either end in response to a question meant basically to titillate an audience.

Texas, as everyone knows, was once a part of Mexico. Mexicans have always lived there. They juice up the culture and the cuisine. There are many more of them now then there used to be. Many came there illegally. Can one always know the difference? No – it’s the negative that works both in Spanish and English.

What should our policy be regarding illegals? Build a fence along the Rio Grande, says Michelle Bachmann. Would that solve the problem? Probably not. What would? Mass arrests? Sure, if you want to start a civil war, with business — which depends heavily on Hispanic labor — opposing the cops and the deputies.

Rick Perry’s offense, besides imputing heartlessness to assailants of his policy of in-state-tuition-for-some (hardly-all) illegals, was to suggest that the illegal immigration problem, fed by so many streams of policy and private action, is unreachable through Gordian Knot solutions.

That’s not what a great many want to hear, of course, about illegal immigration. “Is he fer’ it or agin’ it?” is what they want to know, and so do those elements of the media that feast on big-time controversy. Here we are then, tearing Perry apart, asking whether we should stick a fork in him, maybe send him back to plugging coyotes.

Very dispiriting. There’s a major case waiting to be made concerning the America we think we want in 2012. If only we could listen long enough to reflect, to weigh, to consider. Not enough time, it seems. Campaigning — that’s all we have time for. It’s 14 months out and there is more convincing proof than ever that big and constantly getting bigger government may be the greatest of modern blights.

via The Endless Campaign.

Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A senior Red Hat engineer has lashed back at Microsoft’s attempt to downplay concerns that upcoming secure boot features will make it impossible to install Linux on Windows 8 certified systems.

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specifications are designed to offer faster boot times and improved security over current BIOS ROM systems. The secure boot feature of the specification is designed so that only digitally signed OS loaders will load, a security feature that would prevent the installation of generic copies of Linux or FreeBSD as well as preventing rootkits and other boot-time malware from running.

A digitally signed build of Linux would work, but that would mean persuading OEMs to include the keys. Disabling the feature would allow unsigned code to run. However, it is unclear how many OEMs and firmware vendors will follow this route, which isn’t required for Windows 8 certification…..

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Rep. Ron Paul: The country is ripe for revolution

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As the longtime congressman from Texas stepped onto the stage, the crowd screamed with enthusiasm. The audience’s biggest reaction came when he spoke about ending the Federal Reserve. “The country has changed in the last four years, but my message hasn’t changed” Paul said. “The country is ripe for a true revolution”.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com …

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U.S. Citizenship Should Not be for Sale

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Outsourcing is not the only way we are losing American jobs to Communist China. The Chinese have figured out how to capture jobs inside the U.S. by using our EB-5 visas (employment-based, fifth priority).

Most Americans have never heard of this visa, but the Chinese are now planning to use it to build and run a casino labeled Maryland Live! near the Baltimore airport. Boasting 3,750 slot machines, this $440 million casino will be one of the largest in the country.

Failing to attract enough U.S. investors for this big-time gambling center, the promoters went to Shanghai in September and made a sales pitch to 50 rich Chinese to invest $500,000 each in this Maryland casino, which seems to offer a profitable return. The sweetest part of the deal, however, is that the investor’s entire family will be rewarded with a set of U.S. green cards valid for life, a system called “investment immigration.”

EB-5 visas were created to promote investment in depressed areas, but the area isn’t depressed and Maryland’s unemployment rate is about 2 percentage points lower than the nation’s. Skillful gerrymandering produced a map to label a parking lot in the huge Arundel Mills Mall a “targeted unemployment area.”

Don’t count on the Maryland casino to produce good jobs for Americans. If the Chinese follow the pattern they used in building the San-Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, low-paid Chinese workers will be imported to build and staff the casino.

To qualify for EB-5 visas, each investor need create only 10 jobs, and they can be “indirectly created,” whatever that means. And the investment can be withdrawn after only 24 months.

Another EB-5 case involved a dairy farm in South Dakota. It created some jobs, but 16 of the 17 regular employees turned out to be illegal aliens. Maybe milking cows wasn’t an exciting occupation for Chinese families rich enough to make a $500,000 investment.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, backed up by the U.S. and Idaho Departments of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, traveled to China last year to sell the Chinese on the idea of using EB-5 visas to invest in Idaho. Otter is calling the EB-5 visa a “key element” of his effort to attract new foreign investment to Idaho.

China is trying to build a 10,000- to 30,000-acre “technology zone” south of the Boise airport with full landing rights to the Boise airport, including industry, retail centers and homes leased to the Chinese. This project will have a manufacturing and warehouse zone tied to the airport and may expand with building and financing a fertilizer plant near American Falls, Idaho.

Idaho residents are not happy about Communist China trying to colonize their state. The multibillion-dollar Chinese company initiating this project, Sinomach, has also sent delegations to Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

While more Americans are unemployed, living on food stamps and being foreclosed on, Communist China is trying to buy our land, businesses, homes and natural resources. Our globalist-minded government is assisting with the bait of EB-5 visas.

The free-trade advocates have floated the peculiar notion that we should import foreign students, award them advanced degrees and then give them a green card, so they can legally remain in the United States getting good engineering jobs instead of Americans. Where did the weird idea come from that our country of 300 million people must look to other countries not only for large investors but also for smart graduate students with advanced degrees?

Stapling a green card to foreign students’ diplomas has become a favorite one-liner of New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman, Gov. Mitt Romney and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., even introduced a bill called the Staple Act of 2011 (stopping trained-in-America Ph.D.s from leaving the economy).

The Times Square bomber is a good example of the deception that foreigners who attend U.S. universities are “the best and the brightest.” He was allowed to stay in the U.S. on an H-1B visa, on the basis of his degree in “computer applications” from a so-so college and was later even granted U.S. citizenship. Fortunately, Faisal Shahzad wasn’t bright enough to accomplish his destructive goal.

We’ve had four nationally televised debates featuring 2012 Republican presidential candidates. It’s a mystery why the usually aggressive media interrogators haven’t asked any questions about how China is buying its way in America with our money, how free trade is cheating us coming and going, how China is stealing our intellectual property and patents, how China has sold us poisonous and defective products, how China is building a tremendous military machine with U.S. dollars, and the racket of the preferential visas that give jobs to non-Americans.

via U.S. Citizenship Should Not be for Sale.

Anonymous Goes After the Pepper Spray Cop’s Personal Info

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The police officer videoed spraying what appears to be pepper spray into the eyes of peaceful protesters in New York City on Saturday has found Internet fame as online activists target him in traditional hacker fashion: By releasing all his personal and professional data online in an attack known as a dox. The last few months have seen the online activism of Anonymous moving into the real world with direct actions like the Op-BART demonstrations in San Francisco and the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. The spread of this video blurs the line between online and real-world activism once more as the wider digital population of Anonymous targets the officer for retaliation by going after his data, his identity, and his job in a classic bit of hactivism.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com …

via Anonymous Goes After the Pepper Spray Cop’s Personal Info.

U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S.

September 27, 2011 1 comment

During debates on the Banker Bailout Bill on the floor of Congress in 2008, Congressman Brad Sherman made a startling revelation “Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop 2 or 3000 points the first day and another couple of thousand points the second day and a few members were even told that there would be MARTIAL LAW IN AMERICA if we voted no.”

Plans to suspend the Constitution have been taking place behind the scenes under cover of ‘Continuity of Government Contigency’ plans first exposed in the mid 1980 and raised by Congressman Jack Brooks during the Iran-Contra hearings and squashed by hearing chairman Daniel Inouye, HI.

US Army and Marine troops practice urban warfare training and population control in American cities in violation of the Posse Comitatus act.

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Alabama Billboard Hopes to Reach Potential Idiots Before 2012 Election (hee hee hee)

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A billboard Athens, Alabama reaches out to potential idiots. WHNT reported:

The corner of Capshaw and East Limestone Road hardly qualifies as a bustling intersection, but a nearby billboard has been getting the area attention.

The billboard reads, “If you voted for our current president in 2008 to prove you weren’t a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot. Thank you . . . Concerned Citizens of America.”

But they aren’t the only citizens that are concerned.

Local resident Lee Daniels says, “To make the statement that a vote for 2012 to prove you’re not an idiot, well that was saying, in my opinion, that whoever voted for him in ’08 was an idiot, and that’s just really inflammatory.”

Not everyone takes the billboard so seriously though.

Area resident Brandon Fall fall says, “I think it’s hilarious. I agree with every bit of it, and it makes my day every time I drive by it.”…..

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The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify ‘Key Bloggers’ and Monitor Billions of Conversations About the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, Forums and Blogs

September 27, 2011 1 comment

“The intent is to establish a fair and equitable partnership with a market leader who will who gather data from various social media outlets and news sources and provide applicable reporting to FRBNY. This Request for Proposal (“RFP“) was created in an effort to support FRBNY’s Social Media Listening Platforms initiative.”

A system like this is not cheap. Apparently the Federal Reserve Bank of New York believes that gathering all of this information is very important. In recent years, criticism of the Federal Reserve has become very intense, and most of this criticism has been coming from the Internet. It has gotten to the point where the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has decided that it had better listen to what is being said and find out who is saying it.

“Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document.”

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via The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify ‘Key Bloggers’ and Monitor Billions of Conversations About the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, Forums and Blogs.

Making Anarchy Believable by David Gordon

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The Conscience of an Anarchist: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to the State and Build a Free Society • By Gary Chartier • Cobden Press, 2011 • X + 118 pages

Gary Chartier is a difficult author to review. In this excellent book, he displays a remarkable ability to discuss a profusion of arguments in a short number of pages. Given this abundance, I cannot hope to give a comprehensive account of the book. I propose instead to concentrate on a few arguments; but to get the full impact of the way Chartier amasses point after point in his relentless case against the state, one needs to read the entire work.

Chartier quickly dispatches philosophical arguments that claim to show a duty of obedience to the state. One such argument claims that “simply remaining within a state’s territory somehow constitutes consent to its authority” (p. 7). Against this, Chartier raises two points. First, if someone remains in a territory, this by no means shows that he has in fact consented to the state’s authority. He might have all sorts of other reasons for staying. “Perhaps I remain there because opportunities for work are plentiful, or because my friends are there, or because I like the style of architecture. And perhaps I don’t [leave] because gangs of thugs seem to be in charge everywhere else” (p. 7).

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via Making Anarchy Believable by David Gordon.

400 MPG… Or Conspiracy Theory? by Eric Peters

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Maybe the conspiracy theorists were right after all.

That was the first thought to pop into my head as I read about an engineer named Steve Fambro – and his 400 mpg hybrid Aptera two-seater. Yes, you read that right. 400 MPG.

Really.

The mileage of the snarky little gullwing coupe is about five times better than the mileage posted by the best hybrid a major automaker has ever delivered – the 70 mpg Honda Insight (mark I, the small two-seater built back in the early 2000s, not the current model) and makes a new Toyota Prius look like a ’69 Chrysler Newport with two dead cylinders, a slipping transmission and a trunk full of bricks.

Fill-ups could be a once-a-month deal. Your gas bill by cut by two-thirds. For all practical purposes, we’d back to the days when fuel cost less than a buck per gallon since we’d need to buy it so infrequently. OPEC’s meaty fingers would no longer be crushing our windpipes. What goes on in Iraq, Libya and Iran would matter a lot less than it does right now.

Is there a catch?…..

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via 400 MPG… Or Conspiracy Theory? by Eric Peters.

The Police State Abolishes the Trial by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Several years ago, the police entered the office of a young professor at a reputable university and arrested him for an online crime. They took the professor away, booked him, and then offered him a deal: admit guilt and get off easy. The professor said to the few people to whom he was permitted to speak that this was crazy because he was innocent. His lawyer warned him: fight this and you could get life; admit guilt and you will get a suspended sentence. He took the deal. It was a trick. Now he languishes in jail, his life wrecked as far into the future as he can see.

This doesn’t happen in America, does it? Yes, it does. Not only that, it is increasingly the norm. Those raised on a steady diet of courtroom television shows believe that they are true to the way justice is meted out. This is completely naive. Trials in federal criminal cases are rare. Nine in ten cases are settled in pleas like the above case. Only 3 percent of the cases go to trial. Among those that go to trial, the defendant wins once in every 212 times.,,,,,MORE,,,,,

via The Police State Abolishes the Trial by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr..

Exclusive Report: “High Strangeness” in Afghan Ambush

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It’s likely that most Americans have never heard of the Ganjgal Valley in Afghanistan. What you are about to read is a true account of what happened there during an agonizing several hours on September 8, 2009. If I have done my job right, by the time you finish, you will be saddened and very angry. But most of all, if you really care about our troops beyond the obligatory lapel pins and bumper stickers, you will demand answers from the highest levels of our government. Because, but for the grace of God, this account could be about you or one of your family members being executed on the other side of the globe.

The families and loved ones of five of America’s best and bravest have experienced an irreplaceable loss due to their needless deaths, which is a gaping wound that continues to be shrouded in mystery despite what various official reports suggest. The voluminous and heavily redacted official investigation leaves more questions than it answers, thus denying true justice to our fallen heroes and their families. Truth and justice have been denied for too long, and now is the time to accept nothing less…………

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via Exclusive Report: “High Strangeness” in Afghan Ambush.

Is Obama Constitutionally Qualified to Serve As Our President, Or Is He a Fraud?

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

For the past six months, retired Army Colonel Lawrence Sellin has been writing columns here at Canada Free Press (CFP), averaging around three per week. His columns have been studiously focused on the subject of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as President of the United States.

Colonel Sellin’s objective seemingly has been to provide enough factual information on the subject for public discussion and opinion, sprinkled with many personal conclusions to determine Obama’s IN-eligibility to serve in that office.

Sellin’s columns in CFP are not alone in this regard with several other columnists, myself included for the past few years, but his columns have been gathering an abundance of comments and questions from CFP readers which mainly result in posing the question, “What can we do about it?”

Below are write-in responses to Sellin’s columns as provided by readers to CFP. The names have been omitted but are available online at the CFP website in the ‘Comments’ section of Sellin’s column:……………

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via Is Obama Constitutionally Qualified to Serve As Our President, Or Is He a Fraud?.

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