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Ron Paul Strikes Out

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

……That’s you Ron, along with the other 434 clowns in this place called “The US House.”

As it stands I’d have respect for you if you were to call out Congress for its refusal to enforce the very mandate it passed in 1913. But then again, if Congress had done that there would have been no crisis and no bank failures either, since The FDIC has a law called “Prompt Corrective Action” which prevents losses to the deposit fund and underwater asset bases – if and only if it is enforced. It hasn’t been.

Now let’s talk just for a moment about a few other unenforced laws.

We wouldn’t have guns “walked” were the law enforced.

Nor would we have had a major US financial institution launder drug money (a felony) and get a slap on the wrist.

Nor would we have had a major drug company get caught twice breaking the same law (a felony both times), and while they were fined (instead of prosecuted) in both cases their head “went to the (NY) Fed” – literally.

Nor would we have had a housing bubble, as states tried to stop it and were sued by the Federal Government – while Congress did nothing about it.

Nor would we have had an Internet bubble, as I and many others warned that the accounting statements and quarterly reports being issued were utter works of fiction.

Nor would we have all these banksters running around now, as Sarbanes-Oxley makes producing a false accounting statement a criminal act – yet nobody has been prosecuted in the collapse for doing so.

Nor would Tangelo have gotten off with a fine.

Nor would our banks have gotten away with filing 100,000 perjured (robosigned) affidavits.

And that’s just the start Ron.

Physician, heal thyself.

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via Ron Paul Strikes Out.

Don’t Argue With Idiots, Even If They’re Family

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

What are you doing to win others to our cause, so we can enjoy enough political victories next year to begin turning this country around?…

Don’t get me wrong; I know it’s going to take a lot more than one election to undo the consequences of 100 years of growing government and infringement on our liberties. There is no magic wand we can wave and no magic leader we can elect who will suddenly undo all of the disastrous advances the socialists and their allies have made in our lifetime.

No, we’re going to win back our liberties and restore solvency to our government the same way we lost them: step by step, law by law, election by election.

It’s going to be difficult. Almost half of adults in America don’t pay a penny in Federal income taxes. They are “net tax recipients,” as the more kindly like to phrase it. I prefer “hogs at the trough.”

And then, of course, there are all the liberal intellectuals, college professors, misguided idealists and pundits in the press who honestly believe government has a moral imperative to feed, clothe, house and educate everyone in need — with your money.

Don’t forget about the politicians who learned long ago that robbing Peter to pay Paul will always ensure them of Paul’s vote. Sadly, for the reasons I just enumerated, there are a lot more Pauls than there used to be; and there are a lot more politicians willing to pander to them, for the power and pelf they get as a result.

What are we going to do about it?

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com …

via Don’t Argue With Idiots, Even If They’re Family.

Newt Gingrich Speech at Iowa Coalition (Newt would DESTROY Obama in the debates)-Video-

October 23, 2011 3 comments

Newt Gingrich Speech at Iowa Coalition (Newt would DESTROY Obama in the debates)-Video-

The Right Scoop ^ | 10/22/2011 | The Right Scoop

Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 8:20:14 PM by Signalman

Tonight Newt Gingrich spoke at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and then answered a few questions from a panel. I’ve split the Speech from the Q&A and both are below.

via Newt Gingrich Speech at Iowa Coalition (Newt would DESTROY Obama in the debates)-Video-.

Steve Jobs talks on tape about biological dad (hated Syrian father)

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs talks on tape about biological dad October 21, 2011 11:53 AM

In his own words, Apple CEO Steve Jobs tells biographer Walter Isaacson he “didn’t like what I learned” about his biological father and asked at the time that they never meet. Hear these and many other revelations about Jobs’ complex life and personality on “60 Minutes,” Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

via Steve Jobs talks on tape about biological dad (hated Syrian father).

VIDEO: OWS Supporter Rants Against Israel, Jews

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Earlier this week we sent some of the MRCTV staff up to Occupy Wall Street in New York to see what they could see. Now they’re back and, trust me, they’ve got some very interesting video. Our first taste of what they found comes in the form of this raging anti-semite OWS supporter.

Check out Joe Schoffstall’s interview with this raving lunatic.

This racist nut’s ramblings are just the beginning of what our guys found. Stay tuned for more…

(Excerpt) Read more at mrctv.org …

via VIDEO: OWS Supporter Rants Against Israel, Jews.

Doug Casey on Presidents: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

L: So, who was the worst president?

Doug: That’s a really tough question to answer, because there are so many deserving candidates for that title. A short list would have to include McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, Hoover, FDR, Truman, Johnson, Baby Bush, and Obama. But I’d have to say Lincoln was by far the worst. He plunged the country into a totally unnecessary and immensely devastating war, and violated every important part of the Constitution. But he was such a great rhetorician that he made Americans feel good about all the horrors he brought about, setting a doubly bad precedent.

L: I think I know what you’ll say, but for our readers who are used to hearing Lincoln described as some sort of saint, and probably America’s greatest president, can you expand on that? He preserved the union and freed the slaves…

Doug: The union was not preserved. A union of free and sovereign states was cemented into a single super-state, in which each individual state became nothing more than an administrative region. Who’s to say that a bigger U.S. was a better one anyway? This Civil War was really the Second American Revolution. Anyway, it wasn’t a civil war, which is technically a contest for the control of a single government; it was a war of secession, like that of 1776. I’m no fan of the Confederacy, but the wrong side won, overthrowing the federal organization that restrained national power, maximizing political and economic freedom.

L: Not for the slaves…..

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via Doug Casey on Presidents: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Military Commissions Throughout U.S. History

October 23, 2011 1 comment

…Soon after the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln unconstitutionally suspended habeas corpus (later made constitutional by the acquiescence of Congress, which is authorized by the Constitution to suspend habeas corpus in times of war or rebellion). Lincoln also suspended freedom of the press, closing down some 300 newspapers in the North that had either expressed sympathy for Southern independence or had criticized Lincoln’s harsh suppression of the Bill of Rights.

In addition to Lincoln’s crimes against the Constitution, the war against secession also produced a cash crunch for the federal government, and it delayed gold payments to the Dakota Indians as part of a treaty to purchase 90 percent of the current state of Minnesota from the Dakotas. Facing starvation and bankruptcy from loss of both their lands and income, the Dakotas rebelled in 1862 and claimed their land back in a violent rampage. American military officials put down the justifiable Dakota rebellion and held sham military commission trials. The Dakota military commissions convicted 323 Dakota Indians, handing the death sentence to 303. The judicial process included the trial and sentencing of as many as 42 in a single day. Lincoln ordered a review of many of the sentences and, in the face of the massive and obvious injustice, demanded that no death penalty be carried out without his explicit approval.

Lincoln’s suspension of the freedom of the press did not prevent everyone in the North from speaking out against the war, so the President had General Ambrose Burnside issue General Order #38 on April 13, 1863, which ordered the trial by military commission of anyone who had the “habit of declaring sympathies for the enemy,” followed by death…..

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via Military Commissions Throughout U.S. History.

“If Not for PC, Barack Would No Longer be in Office” ~ Crucify Political Correctness on the Altar of Freedom of Speech

October 23, 2011 2 comments

“If Not for PC, Barack Would No Longer be in Office” ~ Crucify Political Correctness on the Altar of Freedom of Speech

If Not for PC, Barack Would No Longer be in Office

It is obvious that Obama has received many kudos for being the first true minority elected president. Yet, it is also doubtless that he gathers enormous sympathy and pity for this status, as well.

Yet, if we are honest, we must admit that another president would not have received the same support and forgiveness for his many mistakes. So, since Barack is destroying America through ignorance, laziness or even ill-will, the PC movement is likewise dissolving the US.

Therefore, we must destroy PC before it destroys us. And the only way to eviscerate this intellectual parasite and moral blight is to demand Free Speech be regarded as more important than PC and its countless restrictions. Further, that PC is the mortal enemy of Free Speech and only one of them can survive. These leftist codes must be permanently dismissed in favor of our ancestral liberties and rights, or bondage will be established as surely as night follows day.

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via ~ GUNNY.G.CONFIDENTIAL ~WAKE UP AMERICA.1984.PLUS IS HERE!: “If Not for PC, Barack Would No Longer be in Office” ~ Crucify Political Correctness on the Altar of Freedom of Speech.

Libyan rebel: I killed Gaddafi

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Man confesses on camera to shooting Libyan leader twice in head and chest

A Libyan rebel confessed on camera Sunday to killing Muammar Gaddafi.

The provisional government in Libya is claiming Gaddafi was killed in a shootout in the city of Sirte, where the ousted leader had been hiding.

However, following his death videos began to surface showing Gaddafi bleeding while being held by rebels, which raised the suspicion he was executed.

The rebel, who identified himself as Senad el Sadık el Ureybi, said: “We grabbed him, I hit him in the face. Some fighters wanted to take him away and that’s when I shot him twice, in the head and in the chest.”

(Excerpt) Read more at ynetnews.com …

via Libyan rebel: I killed Gaddafi.

‘Critical Thinking’ Expert Can’t Think for Himself?

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Demos spokesperson Jamie Bartlett tells Alex that his work in teaching schoolchildren to be more ‘critical’ of potential misinformation on the Internet has been mischaracterized. Barlett insists that critical thinking is key before trusting any source– and obviously this is vital… but at the same time, this gentleman makes clear that he’s quite convinced there’s no fire to the numerous smoke signals surrounding 9/11, 7/7 and many other “conspiracy theories.” Instead, he defers in many instances to the experts who’ve often uncritically regurgitated official explanations, insisting that he doesn’t feel qualified to explain (or perhaps allow himself to admit to) inconsistent evidence for himself. How can we ever know the truth when official mouthpieces and self-appointed experts shut out other qualified voices (take Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth as a prime example)?

Bartlett was, however, very courteous in trying to set the record straight from his perspective and this is not meant to convey a personal attack. Yet the fact that his group seeks to steer impressionable minds away from such alternative information is very troubling and dangerous. There is an agenda to undermine such unofficial accounts. Take for example White House Information Czar Cass Sunstein, who has openly advocated infiltrating and undermining conspiracy theories in attempt to counter information that doesn’t fit establishment positions.

This write-up reflects the author’s reaction to this exclusive Infowars Nightly News interview. Judge for yourself. See the BBC’s coverage of Demo’s classroom activities here.

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via Prison Planet.com » ‘Critical Thinking’ Expert Can’t Think for Himself?.

World Power Swings Back to America- And I Don’t See the Name “Obama” in this Article

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

World Power Swings Back to America- And I Don’t See the Name “Obama” in this Article

The Telegraph ^ | 10-23-2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:49:58 PM by CWSNTEXAS

The American phoenix is slowly rising again. Within five years or so, the US will be well on its way to self-sufficiency in fuel and energy. Manufacturing will have closed the labour gap with China in a clutch of key industries. The current account might even be in surplus.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk …

via World Power Swings Back to America- And I Don’t See the Name “Obama” in this Article.

When Anti-Christ controls the internet By Grant Swank…

October 23, 2011 2 comments

…What is occurring right now via Google is shocking to many site webmasters. They are up in arms. They are now sliced from the major search engine on the worldwide Internet. One webmaster explained to me that his readers have diminished from thousands per day to mere hundreds per day because Google cut him out of their search engine.

And what was in the Google letter explaining why they did what they did? Google stated they had received complaints against the site because it posted “hate speech.” Now that which is truth is called “hate speech.” That which is Judeo-Christian moored is referred to as “hate speech.” Can Christians see clearly now what is ahead for their getting out the truth?

While typing this post, I wonder what sites will post it. There are sites that have heretofore been friendly to my submissions which now don’t post such articles as this one. They simply refuse to print this kind of truth. Therefore, they are playing into Google’s agenda and like trends to delete truth-telling via Christian writers.

Where will it end?

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via THE “G” WEBLOG @N54 by R.W. “Dick” Gaines: When Anti-Christ controls the internet By Grant Swank….

In GOP race, how much electability matters may depend on ‘beatability’ of Obama

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Winning in politics isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

But how important a factor electability should be in a voter’s calculation remains very much in the eye of the beholder, leading to an active debate within the parties about who has the best chance to win next November — and how much it should matter.

That fight is played out every four years as the two parties pick their presidential nominees. The party establishment — and many members of the media — tend to focus heavily on electability while the party’s activist base prizes ideological alignment.

“Electability usually doesn’t matter to Republicans,” said Alex Castellanos, a senior Republican strategist. “All of us consultants can cite limitless examples of campaigns wrecked on the shoals of that false light.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com …

via In GOP race, how much electability matters may depend on ‘beatability’ of Obama.

Napolitano: Obama ‘Shredding the Constitution’

October 23, 2011 2 comments

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President Barack Obama is shredding the U.S. Constitution faster than any of the 42 men who preceded him in office, according to Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of the brand new “It is Dangerous to be Right when the Government is Wrong.”

via Napolitano: Obama ‘Shredding the Constitution’.

Jack the cat supporters will boycott American Airlines until it finds missing pet

October 23, 2011 1 comment

Angry passengers have started a boycott of American Airlines after it lost a cat named Jack in the baggage area at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport seven weeks ago.

Supporters of Jack the cat yesterday held a day of action at the airport to raise awareness of the missing moggy.

The weeks may have passed, but the anger over the airline’s failure to find him is growing.

The Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK Facebook page now has more than 15,000 followers. It is updated daily with hundreds of comments from supporters.

The aim of the event at the airport was to spread awareness about Jack to the 37,000 people who work at the airport, ABC News reported.

Bonnie Folz, one of the organisers of the search, said: ‘You would be surprised the amount of people at JFK that are not aware that Jack is missing. ‘There are construction workers, shop workers, store workers, garage cleaners, garage

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk …

via Jack the cat supporters will boycott American Airlines until it finds missing pet.

Iraq prime minister: Immunity issue scuttled U.S. troop deal

October 23, 2011 1 comment

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister said Saturday that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any U.S. military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits.

The comments by Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, made clear that it was Iraq who refused to let the U.S. military remain under the Americans’ terms.

A day earlier, President Barack Obama had hailed the troops’ withdrawal as the result of his commitment — promised shortly after taking office in 2009 — to end the war that he once described as “dumb.”

“When the Americans asked for immunity, the Iraqi side answered that it was not possible,” al-Maliki told reporters in Baghdad. “The discussions over the number of trainers and the place of training stopped. Now that the issue of immunity was decided and that no immunity to be given, the withdrawal has started.”

Nearly 40,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq, all of whom will withdraw by Dec. 31 — a deadline set in a 2008 security agreement between Baghdad and Washington.

But continued violence across Iraq, coupled with growing influence by the Shiite power Iran over the government in Baghdad, prompted the Obama administration earlier this year to push to keep thousands of U.S. troops here for years to come. The two nations negotiated for months over whether U.S. forces should stay — a politically delicate issue for Obama and al-Maliki, both of whom faced widespread opposition from their respective publics to continue a war that was never popular in either nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com …

via Iraq prime minister: Immunity issue scuttled U.S. troop deal.

Sic Semper Tyrannis…

October 23, 2011 1 comment

President Obama went on Safari, killing a defanged, declawed, compliant old lion, already hobbled into docility. All that’s missing is a picture of the “brave” hunter standing astride his prey, brandishing the blunderbuss, oversize pith helmet propped up only by his cartoonishly large ears…

Khadaffi was once a dangerous beast, killing American GIs in Germany and bringing down an airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, among many other bloody predations. His eccentric behavior and outlandishly gaudy costumes brought to mind perhaps a darkly dangerous Michael Jackson of North Africa. And the busty female bodyguards…

What happened to them? Given the track record of Islamic fanatics, they’re lucky they’re not pretty young men…

Khadaffi…

President Reagan defanged him. President Bush got him to cooperate with us on the war on terror. Peace Prize Nobel Laureate Barack Obama killed him, despite Khadaffi calling him friend. This sends a clear message to dictators everywhere: Do not cooperate with the United States. Dig in. Murder, maim, threaten and brandish chemical and nuclear weapons. Anything but crack the door open. Especially after Obama turned on US amigo Hosni Mubarack.

Does anyone think Basher Assad will go out any other way than Tony Montana at the end of the movie Scarface? Does anyone think that there are any horrors he will not author to avoid Khadaffi’s fate?

Obama Should Run on His Foreign Policy Record

We Americans love us a mess a Ferner Killin’! And the progressive life-haters especially cherish the opportunity to publicly wallow in a death when it is cloaked in the odor of humanitarian sanctity.

Obama has set a record for killing more people than any other Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

That’s some change! And it’s quite a feat. Terrorist pederast Yassir Arafat was the previous record holder.

The world is now a safer place. Unless you are a dark-skinned Chadian trying to get the hell out of Libya…

via Sic Semper Tyrannis.

Vice-President Threatens Crime Rampage

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Vice-President Joe Biden warned that America faces a surge in robberies, rapes, and murders if the president’s so-called jobs bill isn’t passed.

“Government is the only thing that can dampen man’s natural inclination to rob, rape, and murder his fellow human beings,” Biden contended. “The President’s jobs bill addresses this problem by providing one year of federal funding for local governments to hire more police officers.”

According to Biden, “the recession aggravates man’s predatory instincts. Time that previously was tied up working for wages is freed for opportunities to prey upon the weak. The need for more police is even greater when unemployment is high.”

Contrary to the vice-president’s theory, though, crime has declined since the recession began. In 2007, there were 1.4 million violent crimes (murder, rape and robbery)—a rate of 472 per 100,000 population. In 2010, there were 1.2 million—a rate of 404 per 100,000 population. Property crimes have also declined from 9.9 million in 2007 (3276 per 100,000 population ) to 9.1 million in 2010 (2942 per 100,000 population).

read more…

http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/president-proud-of-mistake-free-first-three-years/

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Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday: “Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline”

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While former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s poll numbers have been sky-high in recent weeks, the honeymoon may soon be over for him, says Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume.

“The abortion blunder was inexplicable,” Hume continued. “It doesn’t walk it back when you say it ought to be the person’s choice but it is also illegal. I’m sorry — that doesn’t help. I suspect Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com …

via Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday: “Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline”.

High Crimes

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A reasonable person, such as you or I, would probably say that involvement in acts that resulted in murder constitutes a high crime. It would certainly become one, if the perpetrators went on to lie and cover up their involvement. It has become quite clear that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and highly likely, their boss, Usurper Barak Hussein Obama-Soetoro, were involved in just such a crime and cover-up with Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious.

Even at the current level of cursory investigation – a congressional committee, rather than a special prosecutor or counsel – there appears to be undisputed evidence that this was a politically motivated plan designed to create the false impression that massive gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico was taking place, so Democrats could demand and impose new, draconian gun-control laws. They allowed thousands of guns to be illegally transported across our open border into Mexico by known members of Mexican drug cartels.

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via High Crimes.

Rick Perry hints he doesn’t trust Obama’s birth certificate

October 23, 2011 1 comment

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, struggling to claw back to prominence in the Republican presidential race, is renewing the so-called birther issue, suggesting in a new interview he harbours doubts that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

“I don’t have any idea,” Perry told Parade magazine when asked if he believes the long-form birth certificate Obama released in April, largely to silence real estate mogul Donald Trump’s assertions that the president wasn’t born in the U.S., was authentic.

“I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night,” Perry said. “He doesn’t think it’s real.”

When the Parade interviewer reminds Perry that he’s seen Obama’s birth certificate, Perry replied: “I don’t know. Have I?”

(Excerpt) Read more at ctv.ca …

via Rick Perry hints he doesn’t trust Obama’s birth certificate.

Michele Bachmann: U.S. got “kicked out” of Iraq

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Sunday joined the chorus of GOP contenders lambasting President Obama for his decision to withdraw nearly all troops from Iraq by the end of the year. She contended that the United States had been “kicked out” of the country “by the very people we liberated,” and that the decision was “more politically-based than military-based.”

Bachmann, in an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said it would be unwise to withdraw troops from the country while its political status remained tenuous, and argued that “if you look at every time we have deposed a dictator, the United States has always left troops behind to be able to enforce the fragile peace.”

Host Bob Schieffer asked Bachmann, “Do you think, congresswoman, that the American people, with the budget situation the way it is, really want to keep a large contingent of American troops in iraq indefinitely?”

“Of course not. No one wants to do that,” she replied, but said there should be a temporary transition.”

“We’re going from the point of leaving to leaving zero troops behind,” Bachmann said. “Once we’re finished in Iraq, we’ll have more troops in Honduras than we’ll be leaving behind in Iraq.”

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com …

via Michele Bachmann: U.S. got “kicked out” of Iraq.

Obama congratulates Libyan people

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The president made this statement Sunday in response to the latest developments in Libya: “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Libya on today’s historic declaration of liberation. After four decades of brutal dictatorship and eight months of deadly conflict, the Libyan people can now celebrate their freedom and the beginning of a new era of promise.

“Now that the fighting in Libya has reached an end, the Transitional National Council (TNC) must turn its attention to the political transition ahead. We look forward to working with the TNC and an empowered transitional government as they prepare for the country’s first free and fair elections. The Libyan authorities should also continue living up to their commitments to respect human rights, begin a national reconciliation process, secure weapons and dangerous materials,

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …

via Obama congratulates Libyan people.

ALERT: Final Implementation Phase of Obama Formal Dictatorship has Begun| The Post & Email

October 23, 2011 3 comments

AND IS THERE NO FIGHT LEFT IN US?

by Sher Zieve, ©2011

Is it any wonder that Tennessee, which routinely violates its citizens’ civil and constitutional rights, is the first state to allow TSA agents to conduct unconstitutional searches and seizures in a government power grab?

(Oct. 23, 2011) — Today may mark the real beginning of the end of the United States of America. We-the-People are being forced into the deadliest phase of the Obama Plan, yet–that of his overwhelming implementation of his US Police State.

Obama and his syndicate have now declared the usurpation of the State of Tennessee and its melding into the Obama government to be official. After extensive testing to see how far employees of Obama’s perverse TSA (Transportation Security Administration) would go with their sexual groping of even small children, Obama has now seen that they will do virtually anything they are tasked to do and “The One” has judged them worthy of the questionable honor of checking for US citizens’ papers on US highways, buses, trains and wherever else the now official dictator-in-chief decides he wants to exhibit his power and control over the American people.

Tennessee–which is the scene of multiple unconstitutional test cases with its completely corrupt Monroe County–has been chosen as the State that will begin the official Obama Police State. The former USA has now become either East Germany or the Stalinist USSR–take your pick. And, this move by the Obama syndicate has nothing–whatsoever–to do with terrorists (unless you’re finally waking up to the fact that the Obama syndicate members ARE the terrorists). It is, however, Obama pushing hard for the final forced submission of We-the-People into the US Slave State, which has now arrived with nary a whimper.

Note: I never realized how thoroughly submissive to totalitarianism we had become, until recently. I thought we still had a chance to survive. I actually thought we would fight. On one thing Obama is correct. We HAVE become soft.

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via ALERT: Final Implementation Phase of Obama Formal Dictatorship has Begun| The Post & Email.

Going Green with Shady Deals

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

We all know about Solyndra. We are learning about Fisker, the start-up electric car company, which received a $529 million loan from the Department of Energy. Touted by Vice President Biden as “a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs,” the cars are being manufactured in Finland. These are big stories being covered by the major media outlets. And these are only two such stories out there.

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about two smaller stories from little states where shenanigans, at the least, and possible outright corruption, at the worst, were engaged in attempting to push through supposed green-energy projects. While researching those, another shady story surfaced: Rhode Island’s Block Island Wind Farm Project.

Back in 2004, in a different political and economic world, the RI General Assembly passed a Renewable Energy Standard that states: “fossil fuel prices are extremely variable and created economic hardships for employers and families, and increased use of renewable energy can both lower and stabilize energy cost.” The ratepayers of RI were sold a bill of goods that renewable energy can lower energy costs.

Republican Governor Donald Carcieri wanted to make RI the first state in the country with an offshore wind farm. In 2008, he pushed the Block Island Wind Farm project. It may give him a longed-for legacy—but it will not “lower energy costs.” The RI Public Utility Commission rejected the project as “commercially not reasonable.”

Undaunted, Carcieri and the General Assembly, in a late-night session, rushed to change the law, mandating that the PUC reconsider its rejection—a decision that would ultimately guarantee the project’s approval.

Within the plan, hatched by then-Governor Carcieri’s administration, is a guaranteed 3.5% price escalation for Deepwater Wind Inc., the New Jersey-based company developing the project—pricing starts at 24.4 cents/kwh, which will become 47 cents/kwh in 20 years. However, earlier this year, because of a drop in natural gas prices—the source fuel for most of RI’s electricity generation—the RI PUC approved a rate decrease from 9.4 cents/kwh to 6.9. Wind power rates nearly quadruple current prices logically should have sunk the Block Island project.

Nevertheless, it has continued forward.

The project’s viability was based on a politically motivated Power Purchase Agreement. After the PUC did ultimately approve the PPA, three groups appealed the decision to the Supreme Court: two businesses based on economic damage and irrational decision making, a conservation group who’d initially supported the project but became concerned about inappropriate process and backroom dealing, and the Attorney General who believed the project was bad for consumers.

The 2010 election brought about changes.

The new AG, Peter Kilmartin, was in the legislature at the time of the dead-of-night rule change that allowed the Deepwater Wind project to go forward. He’d voted for it. No surprise, as the new AG, he dismissed the former AG’s appeal.

Former Carcieri chief of staff Jeffrey Grybowski is now chief administrative officer for Deepwater Wind.

The Supreme Court heard the remaining two appeals despite a conflict of interest. Judge Maureen McKenna Goldberg’s husband, Robert, had received $100k as a lobbyist for Deepwater Wind. Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court upheld the approval of the PPA.

But more rule changes are in order. Within the PPA was an automatic termination clause if regulatory approval was not received by June 30, 2011—one year from signing. On July 1, 2011 the Supreme Court upheld the PUC’s approval. Logic would dictate that the contract is terminated. On September 29, Deepwater Wind filed a petition with the PUC to waive the termination clause. On October 15, Toray Plastics responded and filed an objection to the waiver.

Why would the former governor, the state legislature, and the Supreme Court go to such extreme measures to raise energy rates for the state of RI? Why would the EPA Administrator continue to issue one cost-increasing regulation after another? Why does the Energy Secretary want America’s gasoline prices on par with the European model? Why does President Obama believe that electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket?

As was illustrated a couple of weeks ago in the article about Toray Plastics, cost-effective energy is an important part of manufacturing and jobs in America. Energy is more than a jobs plan. Energy is about more than anti-terrorism. Energy is an integral part of the economy. Energy makes America great.

So why is there a campaign to block or restrict it? How will raising the price help business or the tapped-out household?

As we head into the 2012 election cycle, energy needs to be front and center. It needs to be a part of the presidential debates and a part of kitchen-table discussions.

via Going Green with Shady Deals.

None Dare Call It Socialism

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The Berlin Wall fell twenty-two falls ago. Did the news only now reach the Mediterranean?

Those who cannot identify the present are condemned to repeat the past. Rampant stupidity has that effect on a maxim. George Santayana presumed too much when he mocked people who merely forgot yesterday. We can’t even get today straight.

This year is socialism’s worst since the Berlin Wall fell. Just don’t say it aloud. We aren’t supposed to notice that the same mindset that crippled Budapest, Berlin, and Belgrade beats down Damascus and Athens.

It is Eastern Europe along the Mediterranean. It is 1989 again in 2011. But who recognizes the past’s welcome encroachment upon the present? Who sees Prague and Krakow finally bringing the news to Tunis and Tripoli?

The government we just helped overthrow in North Africa called itself the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. We called it a lot of names, but never that.

The “Brother Leader and Guide of the Revolution” was once a darling of American leftists. The Nation, for instance, proclaimed that “all Libyans are now equal under the law” and “no form of racism exists in Libya” upon Qaddafi’s coup. In imitation of Mao’s “Little Red Book” Qaddafi wrote a little “Green Book,” which taught that “land is the private property of none,” “wealth exceeding the satisfaction of one’s needs” must be confiscated, and “the final step is for the new socialist society to reach a stage in which profit and money disappear.”

To say Libyans revolted against Qaddafi’s oppression is another way of saying they revolted against socialism. The world economy is in rough shape. Nowhere is it as rough as it is under state-managed economies. The unrest in the Mediterranean Basin has focused on domineering governments that have micromanaged their economies into the ground.

Socialism happens.

Greeks freeload on free dentistry, child care, eye exams, and university educations. Do you grasp why Greece finds it necessary to freeload on the rest of Europe? Despite a debt-to-GDP-ratio that makes Obama’s America look prudent, Prime Minister George Papandreou’s “austerity” measures have increased state spending by seven percent this year. Is it any wonder that the sick man of Europe is led by the leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement and the president of the Socialist International?

The latter organization considered the ruling parties of Egypt and Tunisia members in good standing until earlier this year.

The group called the inability to placate demands for democracy “the dramatic failure of the Egyptian government.” But the Socialist International deciding to oust Hosni Mubarak’s party only after the events of Tahir Square had begun seems a rather “dramatic failure,” too.

Two weeks earlier, the group had cited “extraordinary circumstances” in their decision to expel Tunisia’s ruling party. The decades of oppression didn’t faze the Socialist International. The whole world watching did.

The Syrian thugs exterminating fellow citizens for mere protest are members of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party. Their motto is “unity, liberty, socialism.” There hasn’t been much “unity” or “liberty” in Syria. They are overdosing on the motto’s third component. The control freaks who micromanage wage rates, prices, health care, and banking unsurprisingly seek to control YouTube videos and Facebook postings, too.

Socialism is as much a failure in 2011 as it was in 1989. But its public relations is more successful now than then.

In Egypt, Libya, Greece, Syria, and Tunisia, not one in twenty protesters would say that what they have protested against is socialism. Ditto for America. Occupy Wall Street laments unemployment, debt, and decline. But they don’t identify socialized losses for financiers and automakers, or subsidies for the health insurance industry, as a cause for any of this.

Socialists, in America and abroad, protest against socialism and they don’t even know it. In fact, many protestors demand socialism as they protest its effects. Such cognitive dissonance would not be so rampant if we had correctly labeled the failed regimes upon the Mediterranean.

There is an historic movement sweeping the Mediterranean. But posterity, like the present, is unlikely to note that its targets have been exclusively collectivist regimes.

None dare call it socialism.

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Perry in Parade not Sure about Obama certificate

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Perry in Parade not Sure about Obama certificate

Parade ^ | October 23, 2011

Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:26:48 PM by SMGFan

Perry (re Trump)He doesn’t think it’s real.

Pery: I don’t have any idea. It doesn’t matter. He’s the President of the United States. He’s elected. It’s a distractive issue.

(Excerpt) Read more at parade.com …

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Paul Touts Spending Cuts … (Meet the Press, legal video at link)

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

In a wide-ranging interview on Meet the Press today, Ron Paul talked about his plan to cut $1 trillion in spending, his hope that the government will eventually get out of the housing market, and his frustration at the U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

Paul also lamented the “uselessness” of some of the arguments in the GOP primary debates.

“I mean, arguing over who mows Mitt Romney’s lawn,” Paul said. “In the midst of a crisis, a sovereign debt worldwide crisis, the biggest in the history of the world, and the financial system of the world is about to collapse. We’re about to have another devaluation of … our credit rating. This is serious, and no control in the spending.”

“We’re going to have to get a hand on this,” Paul added. “We have to quit worrying over who’s mowing Mitt Romney’s yard.”

via Paul Touts Spending Cuts … (Meet the Press, legal video at link).

Saps, Stool Pigeons And Stanley Ann’s Hair| The Post & Email

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Now, you may be wondering: why does it matter, whether mama’s hair was short or long? Whether her mouth was narrow or wide? Or why her eyes seem always half-closed, and hidden?

Here’s why: Obama was worried you’d find her in places, at key strategic times, with people he couldn’t let you know about.

People like Malcolm X. Times like the early and mid-1960′s. Places like New York City.

For instance – what if you saw this image? The image of his mother, Stanley Ann, in February 1965, at the wake / funeral of militant black leader, Malcolm X?

What if you recognized her?

Obama sure as heck wouldn’t want you to view the video in which her image resides:

“Eyewitness To The Assassination”

(Please refer to original blog posting for video)

Why not? Because though he claims his mother was thousands of miles away in Hawaii, the fact is, there Stanley Ann was in New York City, February 1965, there, right there, at Malcolm X’s wake and funeral.

So it just may be that Barack Obama’s father isn’t Barack Obama “Sr”, after all.

The Truth lies in the long and short of it. Of Stanley Ann’s Hair, that is.

Take a moment to view the video again. As you do, note Stanley Ann’s “habit of tilting her head to one side” as documented in The Telegraph article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/8534532/Barack-Obamas-mother-the-hidden-influence-on-the-American-president.html

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Gaddafi’s Global Stash a Staggering US$200b

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Latest estimates of the hidden cash, gold and investments that the dead dictator had salted away are double what Western governments suspected

Muammar Gaddafi secretly salted away more than US$200 billion in bank accounts, real estate and corporate investments around the world, about US$30,000 for every Libyan citizen and double the amount that Western governments had suspected, senior Libyan officials say. The new estimates of the dead dictator’s hidden cash, gold reserves and investments were staggering, one person who has studied detailed records of the asset search said. “No one truly appreciated the scope of it.”

Meanwhile, Gaddafi’s corpse remained in a market cold store in Misrata, where the curious filed in to view the fallen strongman.

Gaddafi’s surviving family has asked that his body, and that of his son Mutassim, be handed over to tribal kinsmen from Sirte. Officials with the National Transitional Council said they were trying to arrange a secret burial place that would avoid loyalist supporters making it a shrine.

Fathi Bashagha, a spokesman for the Misrata military council, said a decision about the burial would be made late yesterday. He ruled out a full autopsy unless demanded by an international committee or the transitional government “and so far there have been no requests”.

In Benghazi, leaders were preparing a formal declaration today that the whole country was “liberated”, a move that starts the clock ticking on a plan to install a transitional government, draft a constitution and institute full democracy by 2013.

Mahmoud Jibril, prime minister in the rebel government, confirmed he would step down later in the day. He said the coming days would be a critical test of how the new leadership and Libya’s six million people could handle their freedom after 42 years at Gaddafi’s whim.

News of the scope of Gaddafi’s investments will doubtless anger his former subjects, about one-third of whom live in poverty. Though the investments would seem to offer a bonanza for the transitional government, it is struggling to reclaim the money because of legal barriers created by a UN freeze on Libyan assets and national laws designed to ensure seized assets are only released to the legal owner.

Obama administration officials were stunned last spring when they found US$37 billion in Libyan regime accounts and investments in the US. Governments in France, Italy, England and Germany seized control of US$30 billion or so. Investigators estimated that Gaddafi had stashed another US$30 billion elsewhere, for a total of about US$100 billion.

But subsequent investigations by American, European and Libyan authorities determined that Gaddafi secretly sent tens of billions more abroad over the years and made sometimes lucrative investments in nearly every major country, including much of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

The US$200 billion figure is about double the pre-war annual economic output of Libya, which has the largest proven oil reserves in Africa.

via Gaddafi’s Global Stash a Staggering US$200b.

Soros Army Launches Wall Street Assault

October 23, 2011 2 comments

MoveOn.org is planning to launch a protest movement of its own to compliment the Occupy Wall Street momentum with the stated goal of “make[ing] Wall Street pay” and rebuilding the entire U.S. financial system.

MoveOn.org is funded by the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Another grantee of Tides is the Adbusters magazine, which is reported to have come up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

The new MoveOn.org Wall Street campaign serves as further evidence suggesting the anti-Wall Street movement is a well-planned campaign and not the spontaneous uprising its leaders claim.

Today, MoveOn.org is holding a planning meeting in Manhattan to discuss ways to take on Wall Street in coordination with Occupy Wall Street

An email sent to Moveon.org’s mailing list announced a “meeting for folks to come together to plan ways to Make Wall Street Pay in our own communities”

“We’ll focus on specific targeted campaigns that hold the big banks accountable,” continued the email.

Continued the email: “The Occupy Wall Street movement has put economic justice in the spotlight. The whole country is talking about how we can end the big banks’ excessive influence and Make Wall Street Pay to rebuild the economy for everyone.”

The email spelled out the new MoveOn campaign’s connection to Occupy Wall Street:

“How is this connected to Occupy Wall Street? Our goal is to launch targeted local campaigns to complement the amazing work being done by brave Occupy Wall Street protesters – something MoveOn members around the country have been asking for. And we’ll continue to do everything we can to support and stand in solidarity with #Occupy.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com …

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The American Form of Government (Youtube)

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The American Form of Government (Youtube)

The Market Ticker ^ | October 23, 2011 | Unknown (found via Market Ticker)

Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:25:16 PM by sayuncledave

Youtube link, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DioQooFIcgE&feature=player_embedded

(Excerpt) Read more at market-ticker.org …

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Autopsy: Qaddafi was killed by shot to head (Obama and NATO complicit in real war crimes)

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

An autopsy confirmed that Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi died from a gunshot to the head, the country’s chief pathologist said Sunday, just hours before Libya’s new leaders were to declare liberation and a formal end to an eight-month civil war to topple the longtime ruler’s regime.

The declaration starts the clock on a transition to democracy that is fraught with uncertainty and could take up to two years.

However, international concern about the circumstances of Qaddafi’s death and indecision over what to do with his remains overshadowed what was to be a joyful day. Qaddafi’s body has been on public display in a commercial freezer in a shopping center in the port city of Misrata, which suffered from a bloody siege by regime forces during the spring.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com …

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Have OWS Protestors Intimidated Officials? You Can Have Anything You Want At Zucotti Park

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

For those old enough to remember the protests of the 1960s and 70s, Occupy Wall Street has revisited that era. Folk legends Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie, joined the ever growing movement and marched with the group in New York City singing Seeger’s signature, We Will Overcome.

Seeger is now 92 and walks with two canes; Guthrie is 64 and a long way from Alice’s Restaurant. Seeger, a lifelong activist, is best known for penning the infamous, “If I Had a Hammer,” ” Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?”

After performing on Friday evening at Symphony Space, the singers joined the march to Columbus Circle where they evoked strong support and memories of a bygone era.

Occupy Wall Street which started in New York on Sept. 17 has grown exponentially across the country and the globe. Residents living near Zucotti Park have lamented the loss of the use of the park, especially those with children.

Protestors in Oakland, Ca., don’t seem bothered by the fact that they were facing eviction from their encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza. ABC news reported that though they were issued an order to vacate the plaza by 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, more tents were erected and there are no signs of anyone leaving.

Business Week reported that Occupy London Stock Exchange protestors caused popular tourist spot, St. Paul’s Cathedral, to close because of risks to public safety. The protestors’ use of flammable liquids and stoves has created a fire hazard. Tourists were frustrated and disappointed.

There are complaints in and around many of the protest sites, citing public urination, vandalism, noise, garbage, graffiti and more.

The Huffington Post reports that a 24-year-old man was finally taken into police custody after he climbed a large sculpture in Zucotti Park and refused to come down until Mayor Bloomberg resigned.

Special police units were called in to intercede. There was an emergency service unit and a hostage negotiation team to try to talk the man down the 70-foot sculpture. After a 3-hour stand off, the Canadian man was coaxed down in a basket from the sculpture called Joie de Vivre.

In these times of massive budget cuts, how much did those special police teams that were brought in to deal with this nut, cost the city? Where will that money be taken from? Clearly, that man realized that scaling a sculpture would not result in Bloomberg’s resignation but would result in his own 15 minutes of fame. Well, maybe 14 minutes – I’m not going to use his name.

How much is the increased police protection and other necessary services around all of these sites, costing the cities? What started out as a noble cause is in danger of becoming convoluted and murky.

A friend of mine went to film in Zucotti Park the other day and came back impressed by the remarkable disjointed nature of the protestors. The pizza box signs that many groups had, were varied and contradictory. “Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Vote Republican” and a few feet away, “Vote Ron Paul 2012,” “Stop Using Gasoline,” “No Nuclear Power,” “Free Palestine,” and not far away, was a Sukkah, There was a group chanting “No Prison for Precision” – and no one knew what that meant.

It’s clear that the common denominator of this group is unhappiness with current conditions. But that seems to be where the cohesion ends. Nevertheless, officials seem to be pussyfooting around the protestors, terrified of making waves because of the sheer size of these groups, lest they become angry mobs. And let’s not forget, this is election time.

Famous people have been lending their name to the cause – WEALTHY famous people. So, they speak at the protest and then jet off to their Hamptons house. Isn’t this what the protestors are protesting?

How will these groups facilitate actual, positive change or is this just a protest? Growing larger doesn’t seem to be the answer. At this point, they have the world’s attention. OK self anointed 99 percent – what’s next?

via Have OWS Protestors Intimidated Officials? You Can Have Anything You Want At Zucotti Park.

Republican elites hope for “second coming” of McCain in 2012

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

No group had less influence on the 2008 nomination of John McCain than the conservative base of the Republican Party.

Throughout the second term of the Bush presidency, Democrats and their media flacks attacked and maligned the Administration and by extension the entire Republican Party. And as Karl Rove and George Bush had so completely and irresponsibly bought into the leftist-touted “new tone of D.C. civility,” no response was made to this perpetual and disingenuous assault though it severely damaged GOP chances of retaining the White House.

As a result, the only sort of nominee given a chance by Party elders of reclaiming the Oval Office would be a “non-Republican Republican,” that is, a candidate far removed from the bedrock principles of conservatism so closely identified with the Party base.

And the logical choice for such an “unprincipled”, non-Republican was, of course, John McCain.

To the apparent glee of Party elites, John the Maverick not only abandoned many of the conservative positions to which he had feigned allegiance every 6 years, he excoriated conservatives who worked to expose the radical record of Barack Obama.

Naturally, this weak-kneed campaign of aisle crossing appeasement disgusted even the moderates and undecideds it was designed to attract, and brought about an electoral debacle which has enabled a Marxist Regime to rule the nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com …

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High Crimes

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

A reasonable person, such as you or I, would probably say that involvement in acts that resulted in murder constitutes a high crime. It would certainly become one, if the perpetrators went on to lie and cover up their involvement. It has become quite clear that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and highly likely, their boss, Usurper Barak Hussein Obama-Soetoro, were involved in just such a crime and cover-up with Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious.

Even at the current level of cursory investigation – a congressional committee, rather than a special prosecutor or counsel – there appears to be undisputed evidence that this was a politically motivated plan designed to create the false impression that massive gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico was taking place, so Democrats could demand and impose new, draconian gun-control laws. They allowed thousands of guns to be illegally transported across our open border into Mexico by known members of Mexican drug cartels.

Some of these weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and wound ICE Agent Victor Avila. In addition, the weapons were used to murder dozens of Mexican citizens.

At the very least, the actions of the people who proposed, approved, funded, and carried out Project Gunrunner and Fast and Furious resulted in criminally negligent manslaughter:

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via High Crimes.

ALERT:  Final Implementation Phase of Obama Formal Dictatorship has Begun

October 23, 2011 4 comments

By Sher Zieve Sunday, October 23, 2011

Today may mark the real beginning of the end of the United States of America. We-the-People are being forced into the deadliest phase of the Obama Plan, yet—that of his overwhelming implementation of his US Police State.

Obama and his syndicate have now declared the usurpation of the State of Tennessee and its melding into the Obama government to be official. After extensive testing to see how far employees of Obama’s perverse TSA (Transportation Security Administration) would go with their sexual groping of even small children, Obama has now seen that they will do virtually anything they are tasked to do and “The One” has judged them worthy of the questionable honor of checking for US citizens’ papers on US highways, buses, trains and wherever else the now official dictator-in-chief decides he wants to exhibit his power and control over the American people.

Tennessee—which is the scene of multiple unconstitutional test cases with its completely corrupt Monroe County—has been chosen as the State that will begin the official Obama Police State. The former USA has now become either East Germany or the Stalinist USSR—take your pick. And, this move by the Obama syndicate has nothing—whatsoever—to do with terrorists (unless you’re finally waking up to the fact that the Obama syndicate members ARE the terrorists). It is, however, Obama pushing hard for the final forced submission of We-the-People into the US Slave State, which has now arrived with nary a whimper.

Note: I never realized how thoroughly submissive to totalitarianism we had become, until recently. I thought we still had a chance to survive. I actually thought we would fight. On one thing Obama is correct. We HAVE become soft.

via ALERT:  Final Implementation Phase of Obama Formal Dictatorship has Begun.

Crucify Political Correctness on the Altar of Freedom of Speech

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The West will either reject the logic of Political Correctness or suffer a catastrophic failure of vision, will, power and influence, destroying civil society as we know it. This may sound drastic, and of course it is. But why is it being claimed here? Because the ideas in the doctrines of Political Correctness and related notions like Multiculturalism are so destructive that—much like magma—these cannot long be held safely before spilling over and causing tremendous damage, chaos and destruction of our society.

The reason it must be eliminated is because Political Correctness is a Trojan horse for Marxism, which always destroys everything it touches. PC is a curse which must be denounced before it mangles its host society, especially since it is the very opposite of Free Speech. More importantly, individual responsibility is eliminated by PC standards which make irrelevant personal morality. This is the subject of this essay.

I. Definition of Political Correctness

Political Correctness (PC) is shorthand for an ideology which implies ethical or moral superiority for various positions which challenge traditional morality. The Freedictionary.com defines PC as

1. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

PC has become, in practice, a set of standards by which communication is purified from unacceptable content. But PC has also deeply affected public policy and law, and ultimately ideas about morality, itself. For example, against the longstanding notion of the right of free expression, even thinking many forbidden thoughts would break PC norms. And for this reason, PC has evolved from being rules for “sensitivity” training into a set of un-breachable social mores.

One author sums up this idea:

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We know what Occupy Wall Streeters are, why pretend to understand their pseudo intellectualism? « Coach is Right

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer

Anarchy long has been a driving theme of the cynosure signer of an online petition of 1,200 authors and writers lending their support to the Occupy Wall Street types daily ramping up their message that Capitalism is Evil.

Noam Chomsky’s name stands out in bas-relief from even authors like Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, still under Imam Khomeimi’s fatwa for his novel The Satanic Verses (l989), along with Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple. Over fifty years a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky and his teachings often were mentioned in the academic circles of the University of Chicago types with whom I sometimes was allowed to chat.

His leftist interpretations of transformational grammar ideology somehow took second place to Chomsky’s belief that people are served best without any government at all. The word Anarchy in our Indo-European Family of Languages is derived from the Medieval Latin root of anarchia, and presciently from the Greek root anarchos which still means today what it meant centuries ago, namely “absence of government, a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority.”

My well worn Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary still serving me today says anarchy’s third meaning is “a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government.” Chomsky, according to Wikipedia, “from the age of 12 or 13, identified more fully with anarchist politics.” He praised the lessons he learned from living in the commune setting of an Israel kibbutz because “the kibbutzim came closer to the anarchist ideal” than any other similar effort…..

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Libyan leader promises to uphold Islamic law (Great job Obama, you created another terrorist state)

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The National Transitional Council (NTC) has declared the liberation of Libya eight-months after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule began.

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the leader of the NTC, kneeled in prayer after taking the stand in a celebration in Benghazi on Sunday and promised to uphold Islamic law.

Thousands of people in Kish Square sang the national anthem and waved flags, both of which date back to the monarchy which Gaddafi overthrew in a 1969 coup.

“We as a Muslim nation have taken Islamic sharia (law) as the source of legislation, therefore any law that contradicts the principles of Islam is legally nullified,” Jalil told the crowd.

The NTC leader thanked the Arab League, the United Nations, and the European Union for supporting the uprising which ended with Gaddafi’s death on Thursday.

“All the martyrs, the civilians and the army had waited for this moment. But now they are in the best of places … eternal heaven,” he said, shaking hands with supporters.

“The revolution began as a peaceful one. But it was faced with violence,” he told the tens of thousands of Libyans gathered in the city, where fighting against Gaddafi erupted in February.

An NTC official who opened the ceremony, said: “We declare to the whole world that we have liberated our beloved country, with its cities, villages, hill-tops, mountains, deserts and skies.”

(Excerpt) Read more at tehrantimes.com …

via Libyan leader promises to uphold Islamic law (Great job Obama, you created another terrorist state).

Rebels: Gadhafi’s son Saif al-Islam captured alive

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s influential son and heir-apparent, Saif al-Islam, has been captured alive and uninjured, rebel sources told NBC News on Saturday.

Saif al-Islam and Moussa Ibrahim, the former spokesman for the Gadhafi’s regime, were both captured in the Libyan city of Nessma, near Bani Walid, and were currently being transported to Misrata, rebel forces told NBC News.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com …

via Rebels: Gadhafi’s son Saif al-Islam captured alive.

President Obama at war with himself over Wall Street

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First, the White House signaled it would make anger toward Wall Street central to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. But then, Obama warned against demonizing all of Wall Street — only a few days before he sympathized with the Occupy Wall Street protesters who do exactly that.

And that’s just what the president and his team have said since Saturday. The White House’s Wall Street whiplash stretches to the earliest days of the administration, with Obama conciliatory one minute and confrontational the next.

His zigzags between embracing the business community and vilifying it have shadowed his presidency, exposing him to charges from Wall Street that he’s out to get them and from liberals that he coddles Big Business. Based on his own statements, Obama himself can appear undecided about which way to go — an incoherence that has left both sides dissatisfied as he seeks reelection.

Three years into power, Obama’s message du jour pattern seems more consequential than merely clumsy communications. It speaks to a difficulty setting a clear strategy that by some lights has been central to his political challenges.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …

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A UN Probe Into Death of Qaddafi? They’ve Got to Be Kidding…

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

But the UN is a serious place, led by serious people, such as UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, who was seriously concerned a few years ago about the execution of Saddam Hussein. Now she’s upset over the killing of Qaddafi. Apparently the Russian government, with its serious interest in law, is concerned as well.

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com …

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Politicizing Iraq…. again: GOP gets sucker punched by Obama/left media stolen thunder

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

It can’t be surprising that the US OIF endeavor in Iraq will, once again, be taking center-stage for political spin. What will also be unsurprising is that again the wool will be pulled over the eyes of a nation who apparently suffers from short term memory dysfunction, and gets a failing grade in current events. And the last non-surprise is that the political bear trap of spin, carefully being laid by the left, clamps tight on the appendages of the GOP, happy to saunter right on in, blind to it’s presence.

Case in point? As per the originAL SOFA agreement, negotiated between the Bush admin and Iraq at the end of 2008, and signed by Ryan Crocker US armed forces are to be totally withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the three year contract on Jan 1st, 2012.

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Bachmann to Iraq: Reimburse us

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) wants Iraq to pay America back for the war effort that overthrew Saddam Hussein but also dragged on for nine years.

“I believe that Iraq should reimburse the United States fully for the amount of money we’ve spent to liberate these people,” the presidential candidate said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“They’re not a poor country, they’re a wealthy country,” Bachmann said.

Bachmann lambasted the looming withdrawal of American troops as more “politically based than military based.”

“If you look at every time we have deposed a dictator, the United States has always left troops behind to enforce the fragile peace,” she said.

And in a jab at President Barack Obama’s chief political strategist David Axelrod, Bachmann quipped: “It’s more like a General Axelrod is making this decision.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …

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Don’t judge Libyans by what they did to Gadhafi

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

TORONTO – There’s a fair amount of hypocrisy, nonsense and myth-making in the aftermath of the death of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi.

The UN and civil liberties types worry about how he died: Was he killed in the cross-fire of a gun battle as some say, or died of wounds, was he beaten, or was he simply executed?

What does it matter? He’s gone, and that’s the bottom line.

For what it’s worth, all the evidence points to Gadhafi being lynched – summarily shot and killed. Not by accident, but on purpose. Summary execution.

Editorially, the Toronto Star(itls) frets that his death “cheats Libyans of seeing Gadhafi face an International Criminal Court tribunal for his crimes.” How’s that for a dose of hypocrisy?

Arguably, the last thing anyone should have wanted was Gadhafi alive and put on trial that would almost certainly have become a disruptive circus and fiasco.

In Iraq, Saddam Hussein faced trial that was more fiasco than jurisprudence – prior to his being ghoulishly hanged. Facetiously, it could be said that the American soldier who captured Saddam should have been court martialed for not shooting him.

Editorially the Globe and Mail(itls) opines that “Libyans’ interests would have been better served if he (Gadhafi) had been tried rather than tortured and killed.”

Oh? Why is that? What interests? Libyans mostly wanted to be rid of the guy. They are more aware than G&M editorial writers as to the nature of Gadhafi. The page is now turned; he is denied a platform from which to posture and agitate as he would have at a show trial.

To the Globe(itls), “as long as the rule of law in the country is fiction, they (Libyans) still live in tyranny.” Baloney. It’s what they do now that counts, not what they did to Gadhafi.

What is true is that none of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has experience with democracy – other than accepting aid from democratic countries. In the whole of North Africa and the Middle East, Israel is the only country that functions under democracy. None of the “Arab Spring” rebellious countries do. Even now, Egypt’s rebellion includes the selective killing of Christians in certain places.

The National Post(itls), often sensible, joins the parade by editorially telling readers that the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy “have particular reason to be proud” of their part in the war against Gadhafi – perpetuating the myth that military involvement was to save civilian lives and not to undermine and depose the Gadhafi tyranny.

Canada’s seven CF-18 fighter jets conducted 10% of the NATO air strikes, invoking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to declare “how proud we all are of the prominent role played by the Armed Forces…to defend innocent Libyans against the regime’s violence.”

“Defending innocent civilians” was the excuse used to overthrow the regime that initially, and without sponsors, the Libyan people rebelled against.

No question the RCAF and RCN were competent, but mostly the air war was a turkey shoot – gunnery practice for our pilots against an enemy that after the first few had nothing left with which to fight back. Be “proud,” if that’s your wont, but not much danger to our guys unless they had engine failure over Tripoli.

Curiously, the one who comes off best is U.S. President Barack Obama who sensibly refused to lead the attack and merely joined the decision of Britain, France and NATO to wage an air war, but not a land war.

With “peace,” the real trouble for Libya begins anew.

via Don’t judge Libyans by what they did to Gadhafi.

NYC to Teach Kids about “Doggie-Style” Sex?

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

New York City 11-year-olds will soon be learning sex education from workbooks that include instruction on “mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral and anal sex, and “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant.”

The shocking revelations were uncovered in “recommended” workbooks reviewed by The New York Post.

Sex education will become mandatory in New York City middle and high schools next year. Students will be required to take one semester of sex education in sixth or seventh grades and one in ninth or tenth grades.

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

via NYC to Teach Kids about “Doggie-Style” Sex?.

Unprecedented: 26 million Americans now underemployed

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The labor force is substantially underutilized relative to what we experienced in most of the post-World War II period…

From 2003 to 2007, before the latest recession, O’Keefe says the number of people working part-time for economic reasons as a percent of the labor force averaged about 3 percent, or approximately four million people. Over the past 12 months, the average has been about 6 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com …

via Unprecedented: 26 million Americans now underemployed.

Ron Paul: End U.S. student loans

October 23, 2011 1 comment

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said Sunday he wants to end federal student loans, calling it a failed program that has put students $1 trillion in debt when there are no jobs and when the quality of education has deteriorated.

Paul unveiled a plan last week to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget that would eliminate five Cabinet departments, including education. He’s also wants young workers to be able to opt out of Social Security

The student loan program is not part of those cuts, but Paul said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’d kill the loan program eventually if he were president. That could put him at odds with some of his young followers, many of whom are college students.

Paul blamed government intervention in the economy for rising tuition.

“Just think of all this willingness to want to help every student get a college education,” said Paul, who graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania before earning a medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine. “I went to school when we had none of those. I could work my way through college and medical school because it wasn’t so expensive.”

Annual tuition for Gettysburg College is $42,610 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Annual tuition at Duke’s medical school runs $46,621, according to its web site.

Amid such rising costs, borrowing for college is at record levels. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says students and parents took out a record $100 billion last year, and owe more on student loans – more than $1 trillion is outstanding – than credit cards.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66645.html#ixzz1bcq5Mrne

via Ron Paul: End U.S. student loans.

Secret Government Workshop on Transparency Exposed (Barfus Maximus)

October 23, 2011 1 comment

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing Secret Department of Justice Transparency Workshop

Only in Washington would political appointees think it appropriate to keep secret a government workshop on transparency. And only in Washington would a politician promote his efforts on transparency while simultaneously taking steps to keep the American people in the dark about their government. » If you like this article, please subscribe to our daily newsletter

DOJBut that’s exactly what the Obama White House did on December 7, 2009. And Judicial Watch now has the evidence to prove it.

On Monday, we released documents detailing the Obama White House decision to close to reporters a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) training workshop conducted by the Office of Information Policy (OIP) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). JW obtained the documents from the OIP in response to a FOIA request filed on the same day the workshop was held.

The documents consist of a series of emails between White House staff and the Director of the OIP. And here are a few key excerpts from these emails demonstrating what disrespect this White House has for transparency:

“I am going to touch base with my public affairs office re your suggestion to get their reaction. I, personally don’t object as my message is the same whether the event is open or not. Our concern had been solely with the inhibiting effect it would have on the gov’t ’ees [employees] who might not speak freely if press are there.” — Melanie Pustay, OIP Director, to Blake Roberts, Deputy Associate White House counsel, December 6, 2009.

(Excerpt) Read more at rightsidenews.com …

via Secret Government Workshop on Transparency Exposed (Barfus Maximus).

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