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Barack Banana Bolshevism Doctrine–Marxists Forever–Republicans–Not Legal–Obey Obama Or The Stink Eye!

Posted on June 30, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Education, Employment, Foreign Policy, Law, Life, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Security, Talk Radio, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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The most important political development of the second millennium was the firm establishment, first in one or two countries, then in many, of the rule of law. Its acceptance and enforcement in any society is far more vital to the happiness of the majority than is even democracy itself. For democracy, without the rule of law to uphold the wishes of the electorate, is worthless, as the history of the past half-century has shown again and again in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The Soviet Union had, in theory, a wonderfully democratic constitution, But it lacked the rule of law entirely, and as a result Stalin was able to murder 30 million of its citizens and die safely in his bed, unarraigned and unpunished.

“What do we mean by the rule of law? We mean a judicial regime in which everyone is equal before the law, and everyone–and every institution–is subject to it.”

~Paul Johnson, Laying Down the Law, The Wall St. Journal, March 10, 1999,

http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=65000285

Banana Boat Song–Now Obama’s Signature Song

Honduras president seeks constitutional change


 

Obama on Honduras

Honduras – The Truth not being told in CNN!!!

Honduras ex-President Manuel Zelaya Allegedly Tied to Drug Trafficking

Krauthammer et al. on the Honduras coup

Barack Obama Blasted on Honduras Developments: “Shame on You”

 The Honduran constitution has a provision that presidents of their country can serve for only one four year term.

“…Section V, Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Honduras of 1982 establishes the President as the executive branch of government and sets forth the powers and qualifications for the office. Qualifications are extremely stringent, designed to prevent a dictatorship by political, military, or business figures. To be eligible to run for president, the candidate is required to:

  • Be a natural-born Honduran.
  • Be older than 30 years old at the time of election.
  • Be able to enjoy the full rights of Honduran citizenship.
  • Not be an official of any church or religious denomination.

Not be in active military service during the six months prior to the election.

  • Not be a Presidential appointee, secretary or under-secretary of state, judge, member of the electoral court, attorney general or deputy attorney, Comptroller General or Deputy Comptroller General, or an executive of a privately held institution for at least six months prior to the election.
  • Not be an officer of the armed forces or law enforcement, or an active soldier therein for at least 12 months prior to the election.
  • The spouse or relative of the President or any military leader.
  • Not have been president already.

The President of Honduras serves one four-year term and is not eligible for re-election. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Honduras

The Honduran people do not want a repeat of either their own past history nor for that matter the successful attempts by Latin American and South American leaders to be elected for life. 

When President Manuel Zelaya attempted to hold a referendum or election to see if the people wanted to change the Constitution, the Supreme Court of Honduras acted by removing him from office and expelled him to Costa Rica.

When a clear choice between another lifetime potential dictator and the rule of law presents itself, who does President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton side with–the dictator of course and not the rule of law.

Our Green President also sided with noted Red  Communists and Socialist dictators including Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, and Cuban Fidel Castro.

The Obama Banana Boshevism Doctrine–Marxist–Forever–Republican–Not Legal!

 

Michael Savage – Obama, Hillary Support Honduras Dictator – Side with Chavez and Castro

 

 

CNN Interviews Honduras President Zelaya After Military Coup

 

The stink eye

 Obama Poster

 

 

Harry Belafonte & Nat King Cole

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

2009 Honduran political crisis

“… The ongoing 2009 Honduran political crisis resulted from a non-binding referendum on changing the constitution proposed by President Manuel Zelaya but ruled illegal by the country’s Supreme Court, attorney general, top electoral body, and human-rights ombudsman.[1] Zelaya nonetheless asked the Army to distribute ballots in accordance with its role in conducting elections. After Army chief Romeo Vásquez Velásquez refused to distribute ballots, Zelaya dismissed him from office. The dismissal was declared illegal by courts and the parliament. On June 28, 2009, shortly before polls were due to open for the referendum, the armed forces deposed Zelaya.[2] Most news media and government sources outside Honduras refer to this change in power as a coup d’etat.[3] Some members of the Honduran government maintain that ousting President Zelaya was entirely legal. The broadcast of at least some news media is currently suppressed in Honduras, with members of the Honduran military reportedly shutting down at least one radio station and halting TV transmission of teleSUR and CNN en Español.[3]

The armed forces of Honduras seized President Manuel Zelaya at his home,[4] holding him at an airbase outside Tegucigalpa[2] before flying him to Costa Rica.[5] During the action, communications and electricity in the city were interrupted for about six hours. Government officials and other politicians suspected of loyalty to Zelaya have been detained. Later in the day the Honduran Supreme Court said that it had ordered the removal of the president.[2]

Roberto Micheletti, the speaker of parliament and next in the Presidential line of succession was sworn in as President by the National Congress.[6]

The Honduran government says that Zelaya was arrested in compliance with the constitution and that the succession has been a completely legal process as set out in Honduran laws,[7] but no foreign governments have endorsed this view and many of them have described the events as a coup d’état.[8] The General Assembly of the Organization of American States is scheduled to meet in a special session on Tuesday 30 June to discuss the situation.[9] …”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduran_coup

 

Manuel Zelaya

“…José ManuelMelZelaya Rosales (born September 20, 1952) is a Honduran politician who was elected President of Honduras in 2006. Zelaya’s attempt to hold a constitutional referendum caused a political crisis and his ousting.[2] He was deposed by the Army on June 28, 2009, but is seen as the legitimate president by the international community.[3][4][5]

He defeated National Party candidate Porfirio Pepe Lobo in a national election on November 27, 2005 and was inaugurated on January 27, 2006, replacing Ricardo Maduro and becoming the fifth President from the Liberal Party.

“…General opinions about his presidency were very divided by political, ideological, party and class lines. The traditional left praised him for his economic policies and social reforms which on occasion have put him at odds with the economic powers which traditionally have ruled in Honduras. The more conservative part of the population expressed their opposition to both his foreign policy, particularly his alliance with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and his adhering Honduras to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas as well as for his periodic attacks on the United States, and periodic confrontations with the business sector.

The Economist gave Zelaya mixed reviews for his first year in office, saying that “Despite success in fulfilling some of his campaign promises [...] Zelaya’s lack of a coherent programme has limited the government’s ability to address Honduras’s long-standing problems,” and that “introducing far-reaching reforms will be difficult” in the face of vigorous opposition and “simmering social tensions.”[6] In 2008, Zelaya’s popular approval dropped amid the 2007–2008 world food price crisis and worsening drug-related violence that gave Honduras one of the highest homicide rates in Latin America. [7] …”

“…In 2009 Zelaya caused uproar with his call to have a referendum in June to decide about convening a Constitutional National Assembly to approve a new political constitution.[11] The constitution explicitly bars changes to some of its clauses.

The question to be asked was: “¿Está usted de acuerdo que en las elecciones generales de noviembre de 2009 se instale una cuarta urna para decidir sobre la convocatoria a una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente que apruebe una nueva Constitución política?” This is roughly translated as “Do you agree to the installation of a fourth ballot [box] during the November 2009 general election to decide whether to convene a National Constitutional Assembly to approve a new political constitution?”[12]

The referendum was ruled unlawful by Honduras’s highest court.[13] Zelaya rejected the ruling and sacked Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, the head of Honduras’s armed forces. Velásquez had refused to help with the referendum because he did not want to violate law. The sacking was deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court as well as by the Congress.[13][14]

In addition to the Supreme Court, Zelaya’s referendum was declared illegal by the Congress, the country’s attorney general, and the country’s top electoral body.[15][16] The Congress began discussing how to impeach Zelaya.[17] On June 27, 2009, thousands of protesters opposed to Zelaya’s rule marched through the capital city.[17]

The Supreme Court, the Congress, and the military have recommended that voters stay home because the referendum would be neither fair nor safe to voters. The National Human Rights Commissioner, Ramon Custodio, said “I would tell the people to stay calmly at home in order not to get involved in any incident or any violence by going to vote ‘no,’ because they might be assaulted by these mobs,” referring to Zelaya’s supporters. However, unions and farm groups supported the referendum as a necessary precursor to economic reforms favoring Honduras’s poor majority.[7] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Zelaya

Banana Democrats

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, June 29, 2009

“…That’s the sorry story as Honduras’ now ex-president, Mel Zelaya, last Thursday defied a Supreme Court ruling and tried to hold a “survey” to rewrite the constitution for his permanent re-election. It’s the same blueprint for a rigged political system that’s made former democracies like Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador into shells of free countries.

Zelaya’s operatives did their dirt all the way through. First they got signatures to launch the “citizen’s power” survey through threats — warning those who didn’t sign that they’d be denied medical care and worse. Zelaya then had the ballots flown to Tegucigalpa on Venezuelan planes. After his move was declared illegal by the Supreme Court, he tried to do it anyway.

As a result of his brazen disregard for the law, Zelaya found himself escorted from office by the military Sunday morning, and into exile. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Fidel Castro rushed to blame the U.S., calling it a “yanqui coup.”

President Obama on Monday called the action “not legal,” and claimed that Zelaya is still the legitimate president.

There was a coup all right, but it wasn’t committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court. It was committed by Zelaya himself. He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal (a pro-Zelaya rally Monday drew a mere 200 acolytes).

Yet the U.S. administration stood with Chavez and Castro, calling Zelaya’s lawful removal “a coup.” Obama called the action a “terrible precedent,” and said Zelaya remains president. …”

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=331168876783926

 

Meddling, Are We?

Peter Wehner

“…In the first instance, Obama was clearly trying to pacify the theocratic leadership of the repressive, terror-sponsoring Iranian regime. In the case of Honduras, Obama is “meddling” in order to protect the legitimacy of an authoritarian president who is acting as if he were above the law, is violating Honduras’s Constitution, and is supported by Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and Fidel Castro (see this Wall Street Journal column for more).

As a general matter, I’m not in favor of military coups. On the other hand, I’m not in favor of Zelaya doing to Honduras what Chavez has done in Venezuela. In any event, there doesn’t seem to be any consistency on when Obama decides to meddle, beyond his tendency to take actions that make life easier for those who do not wish America well.

This is all getting rather confusing, isn’t it?

 

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/wehner/71822

 

Authoritarianism

“…Authoritarianism describes a form of government characterized by an emphasis on the authority of the state in a republic or union. It is a political system controlled by nonelected rulers who usually permit some degree of individual freedom. [1]

Theodore M. Vestal of Oklahoma State University–Stillwater has written that authoritarianism is characterized by:

  • “Highly concentrated and centralized power structures,” in which political power is generated and maintained by a “repressive system that excludes potential challengers” and uses political parties and mass organizations to “mobilize people around the goals of the government”;[2]
  • The following principles:
1) rule of men, not rule of law;
2) rigged elections;
3) all important political decisions made by unelected officials behind closed doors;
4) a bureaucracy operated quite independently of rules, the supervision of elected officials, or concerns of the constituencies they purportedly serve;
5) the informal and unregulated exercise of political power;[2]
  • Leadership that is “self-appointed and even if elected cannot be displaced by citizens’ free choice among competitors”
  • No guarantee of civil liberties or tolerance for meaningful opposition;[2]
  • Weakening of civil society: “No freedom to create a broad range of groups, organisms, and political parties to compete for power or question the decisions of rulers,” with instead an “attempt to impose controls on virtually all elements of society”;[2] and
  • Political stability maintained by “control over and support of the military to provide security to the system and control of society; 2) a pervasive bureaucracy staffed by the regime; 3) control of internal opposition and dissent; 4) creation of allegiance through various means of socialization.”

Authoritarian political systems may be weakened through “inadequate performance to demands of the people.”[2] Vestal writes that the tendency to respond to challenges to authoritarianism through tighter control instead of adaptation is a significant weakness, and that this overly rigid approach fails to “adapt to changes or to accommodate growing demands on the part of the populace or even groups within the system.”[2] Because the legitimacy of the state is dependent on performance, authoritarian states that fail to adapt may collapse.[2]

Authoritarianism is marked by “indefinite political tenure” of the ruler or ruling party (often in a single-party state) or other authority.[2] The transition from an authoritarian system to a democratic one is referred to as democratization.[2]

John Duckitt of the University of the Witwatersrand suggests a link between authoritarianism and collectivism, asserting that both are in opposition to individualism.[3] Duckitt writes that both authoritarianism and collectivism submerge individual rights and goals to group goals, expectations and conformities.[4] Others argue that collectivism, properly defined, is based on consensus decision-making, the opposite of authoritarianism. …”

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authoritarianism 

 

Leaders from Obama to Chavez blast Honduras coup

Police and soldiers clashed with thousands of protesters outside Honduras’ national palace Monday, leaving at least 15 people injured, as world leaders from Barack Obama to Hugo Chavez demanded the return of a president ousted in a military coup.

Leftist leaders pulled their ambassadors from Honduras and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala would cut trade with neighboring Honduras for at least 48 hours. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for Hondurans to rise up against those who toppled his ally, Manuel Zelaya.

“We’re ready to support the rebellion of the Honduran people,” Chavez said, though he did not say what kind of support he was offering.

Protests outside the presidential palace grew from hundreds to thousands, and soldiers and police advanced behind riot shields, using tear gas to scatter the protesters. The demonstrators, many of them choking on the gas, hurled rocks and bottles as they retreated. At least 38 protesters were detained, according to human rights prosecutor Sandra Ponce.

Red Cross paramedic Cristian Vallejo said he had transported 10 protesters to hospitals, most of them with injuries from rubber bullets. An Associated Press photographer in another area saw protesters carrying away another five injured people. It was not clear how they were hurt. 

 

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Dallas Tea Party, Honduras, Government Worker Raises

 

 

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Gestapo–Hitler’s Secret Police–Could It Happen Here?–Videos

Posted on June 29, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Education, Employment, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Security, Strategy, Technology, Uncategorized, Video, War | Tags: , , , |

 

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Background Articles and Videos

Gestapo

The De-Gestapo.ogg Gestapo (help·info) (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: “Secret State Police”) was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. Under the overall administration of the Schutzstaffel (SS), it was administered by the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) (“Reich Main Security Office”) and was considered a sister organization of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) (“security service”) and also a suboffice of the Sicherheitspolizei (SIPO) (“security police”).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestapo

 

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President Obama, the First Green President and Red on The Inside, delivers on change you can count on with a new Global Warming Gestapo .

 

Scalise: ‘We’re Setting Up A Global Warming Gestapo!’

 

JOHN BOEHNER SLAPS DOWN WAXMAN – PART 4

 

JOHN BOEHNER SLAPS DOWN WAXMAN – PART 5


 

Unbelieable!

Will Obama’s Red Shirts–ACORN and Black Shirts–the New Panther Party–be the core members of the Green Government Gestapo?

 

Glenn Beck: ACORN In A Nutshell [FOX News] (AmeriCorps, Gerald Walpin)

 

ACORN march to raise minimum wage

 

ACORN Grassroots Democracy Campaign

 

Representative from ACORN

 

New Black Panthers Stand With NYC

 

“Security” patrols stationed at polling places in Philly

 

 Eric Holder Drops Charges on Black Panthers for Voter Intimidation – Bill O’Reilly Reports

What is coming next?

 

Obamanoff & The Carbon Clowns killing economy and ending family vacation?

 

Glenn Beck on Waxman-Markey Bill, from 06/29/09 Part 1

 

Glenn Beck on Waxman-Markey Bill, from 06/29/09 Part 2 

The Shower Nazis is coming to your bathroom soon.
 

And then they came for me…

 

Join The Second American Revolution

 

Tea Party Patriots Invite Janeane Garofalo for America’s Tea Party on July 4, 2009!

 

Stop The Cap and Trade Carbon Dioxide Energy Tax

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

 

Stop The Spending and Deficits

US Federal Government Deficits

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Stop Spending Our Future – The Crisis

 

Daniel J. Mitchell – USA: Drowning In Debt?

 

You are invited to attend a Tea Party on July 4, 2009, Independence Day!

 

Happy_July_4

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Please Spread The Message of Liberty

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

 

 

Let Freedom Ring

 

 

 

 

Thomas Paine on to Washington

 

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God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

 

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Background Articles and Videos

 

The Economic Impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill

by Ben Lieberman

“….But direct energy costs are only part of the consumer impact. Nearly everything goes up, since higher energy costs raise production costs. If you look at the total cost of Waxman-Markey, it works out to an average of $2,979 annually from 2012-2035 for a household of four. By 2035 alone, the total cost is over $4,600.

Beyond the cost impact on individuals and households, Waxman-Markey also affects employment, and especially employment in the manufacturing sector. We estimate job losses averaging 1,145,000 at any given time from 2012-2035. And note that those are net job losses, after the much-hyped green jobs are taken into account. Some of the lost jobs will be destroyed entirely, while others will be outsourced to nations like China and India that have repeatedly stated that they’ll never hamper their own economic growth with energy-cost boosting global warming measures like Waxman-Markey.

Since farming is energy intensive, that sector will be particularly hard-hit. Higher gasoline and diesel fuel costs, higher electricity costs, and higher natural gas-derived fertilizer costs all erode farm profits, which are expected to drop by 28 percent in 2012 and average 57 percent lower through 2035. As with American manufacturers, Waxman-Markey also puts American farmers at a global disadvantage, as other food-exporting nations would have no comparable energy-price raising measures in place.

Overall, Waxman-Markey reduces gross domestic product by an average of $393 billion annually between 2012 and 2035, and cumulatively by $9.4 trillion. In other words, the nation will be $9.4 trillion poorer with Waxman-Markey than without it. …”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/tst062609a.cfm

 

Tea Party Watch: Protesting the cap-and-tax cramdown

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By Michelle Malkin  

Photoshop: Leo Alberti

“… It’s not just what’s in the bill. It’s the way they rammed it through the House.

Just like the porkulus: Under-handed, transparency-defying, and stuffed with earmark payoffs and bribes concocted in middle-of-the night, backroom deals.

Taxpayers are mad again. And they’re not going to sit still.

Impromptu flash protests are taking place today at state capitols and federal buildings across the country.

In Chicago:

If you are anywhere near Chicago’s Federal Plaza this afternoon, where the Tax Day Tea Party took place, then be there at 1:00pm for a cap-and-trade protest. Federal Plaza is at 230 S. Dearborn.

In Orlando. And in Canton, Ohio.

In Upland, Calif.: noon at the corner of Foothill/Euclid.

In Atlanta via Barracuda Babes:

Saturday, June 27, 200912:00 noon
State Capitol

Bring signs in Opposition to Cap and Tax
Ideas include: Cap and Tax, Cap and Traitors, Cap and tr8tors, No Taxation without Reading the Bill, Tea Party Patriots Vote

If you are not in metro Atlanta, protest at the Federal Building in your county.

Arizona protest info at Arizona Tea Party.

San Diego: Noon, 880 Front St # 4236

Temecula, CA: Noon, Ynez & Rancho California Road @ Duck Pond (This is Cap-and-Trade 8 member Mary Bono Mack’s district.)

More at Tea Party Patriots. …”

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Gestapo

The De-Gestapo.ogg Gestapo (help·info) (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: “Secret State Police”) was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. Under the overall administration of the Schutzstaffel (SS), it was administered by the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) (“Reich Main Security Office”) and was considered a sister organization of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) (“security service”) and also a suboffice of the Sicherheitspolizei (SIPO) (“security police”).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestapo

Gestapo – Hitlers Secret Police 1

 

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Joe Cocker–Videos

Posted on June 27, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Life, Links, Music, People, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

UPDATED February 24, 2013

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“For me, the focus are songs, which really get the audience moving.”

“Once  you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it’s a very weird place  to be.”

‘I’ve  been touring now since about ’68.”

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Joe Cocker – Let’s Go Get Stoned (LIVE in Woodstock) HD

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Joe Cocker sings LIVE “I Come In Peace” and “Up Where We Belong” in Germany

JOE COCKER gets “Goldene Kamera” LIVE in German TV on February 2, 2013 and sings his new single “I Come In Peace” and sings LIVE with JENNIFER WARNES their 1982-hit single “Up Where We Belong” from the movie “An Officer And A Gentleman”.

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – Up Where We Belong w/ Lyrics

Joe Cocker – Ain’t No Sunshine

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

Joe Cocker – Darling Be Home Soon

“This is Tom Jones” feat. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band

Joe Cocker Mad Dogs – Cry me a River 1970

Joe Cocker – Delta Lady (Mad Dogs & Englishmen, 1970)

Up Where We Belong JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES

Joe Cocker – “One”

Eric Clapton Joe Cocker Worried Life Blues Live TV Recording

Joe Cocker – Unchain my Heart [1987]

Joe Cocker – Something

joe cocker – a woman loves a man

Joe Cocker Everybody hurts

You Are So Beautiful

Alex Britti, Joe Cocker & Pavarotti

Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade Of Pale Live

Joe Cocker – The Letter (London 2007)

Joe Cocker – Edge Of A Dream

Joe Cocker “The Letter” in live 1970 (MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RnjWLVyMps

Joe Cocker – Just Like Always

Joe Cocker – My Fathers Son …

Joe Cocker – Simple things

NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE  -  JOE COCKER  -  (1987)

Joe Cocker – When The Night Comes (Live-HQ)

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Joe Cocker – When The Night Comes (Live-HQ)

JOE COCKER – YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON

Joe Cocker-The Letting Go (Album Fire it up) [released November 2012]

Joe Cocker – Younger (2012)

Joe Cocker – Eye On The Prize (2012)

Joe Cocker – Walk Through the World With Me (2012) 

Joe Cocker – You Love Me Back (2012) 

Joe Cocker – I’ll be your doctor (2012)

Joe Cocker – You Don’t Need A Million Dollars (2012)

Joe Cocker – The Last Road (2012)

Joe Cocker – The Letting Go (2012)

Joe Cocker – Fire It Up

Joe Cocker – Unforgiven (Official Video)

Joe Cocker — I come in Peace 

Joe Cocker – Live Waldbuhne Berlin

Joe Cocker Live in Basel (AVO Session 2007) 

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“The world is a tougher place to live in than it was back then, as we come into the computer age.”

“It’s  all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing if I can make it fit into my  style.”

“Well,  over the years, I’ve developed a stable of songs of which I’m known for and  never get tired of singing.”

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AllStars & Joe Cocker live “Every kind of people”

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Pam Cocker: Cocker Kids, Life with Joe Cocker

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Joe Cocker – Interview + Feels Like Forever – Aspel 1992

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Joe Cocker Interview (Rock for Nature)

Interview vérité : Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker, coming to Colorado

Joe Cocker

“…John Robert “Joe” Cocker OBE (born 20 May, 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles. He is the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his song “Up Where We Belong”, a duet which he performed with Jennifer Warnes. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cocker

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Ray Charles–Videos

Posted on June 27, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Communications, Life, Links, Music, People, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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“Do it right or don’t do it at all. That comes from my mom. If there’s something I want to do, I’m one of those people that won’t be satisfied until I get it done. If I’m trying to sing something and I can’t get it, I’m going to keep at it until I get where I want it.”

Hit the road Jack!

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Ray Charles – Eleanor Rigby 1984


 

Ray Charles – Still Crazy

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Ray Charles – Your cheatin’ heart 1981

Ray Charles – Some Enchanted Evening

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Ray Charles Showing Off

Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles living for the city

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Ray Charles — Feel So Bad

Let it be – Ray Charles

America, The Beautiful : Ray Charles ’91

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.”

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Lionel Richie–Videos

Posted on June 26, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Culture, Life, Links, Music, People, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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“I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don’t like it! Here’s what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It’s cleansing. “

Lionel Richie – Three times a lady 2007 live

Lionel Richie – Hello

Lionel Richie – Truly

Lionel Richie – EASY

Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling

Lionel Richie – ”All Night Long”

Lionel Richie – Say you say me 2007 live

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EndLess Love – Diana Ross e Lionel Richie

Beverley Knight & Lionel Richie – Endless Love


 

 Lionel Richie – I call it love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-PJfsvR5Q

 

Lionel Richie – Just For You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOCfUK3aI3k

 

Lionel Richie – Se La

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Richie

 

“Easy Like Sunday Morning” – Lionel Richie with Westlife

We Are the World – Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, and Many More


Lionel Richie Interview

“So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing. “

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Lionel Richie

“…Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer who has sold more than 100 million records. …”

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Michael Jackson and Jackson Five–Videos

Posted on June 25, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Communications, Life, Links, Music, People, Philosophy, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 

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 michael_jackson_teenager

“I was a veteran before I was a teenager.”

Michael Jackson

 

Rest In Peace

 

We Are The World USA Africa

 

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I WANT YOU BACK

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young Michael Jackson acting VERY OLD

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“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

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Michael Jackson

“…Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he made his début to the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1969, and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the “King of Pop”[2] in subsequent years, his 1982 album Thriller is the world’s best-selling record of all time[3] and four other solo studio albums are also among the world’s best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and Thriller — widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art form — helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists. While Jackson was a member of Generation Jones [4][5], his influence impacted multiple generations.

Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundation, charity singles and support of 39 charities. Other aspects of his personal life, including his changing appearance and behavior, generated significant controversy, damaging his public image. Though he was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, the criminal investigation was closed due to lack of evidence and Jackson was not charged. The singer had experienced health concerns since the early 1990s and conflicting reports regarding the state of his finances since the late 1990s. Jackson married twice and fathered three children, all of which caused further controversy. In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records — including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career — more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era and the sale of 750 million records worldwide.[6] Jackson’s highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, aged 50.[7] The specific cause of death is yet to be determined.[2] Before his death, Jackson had announced a 50 date sell-out This Is It comeback tour, in London, England.[8] …”

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Michael Jackson

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Push Me Away and interview – 1979

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Prime Time 1995-part2

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Michael Jackson – Making of we are the world

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Time To Sound The Alarm: Call Your Representative and Senators–Cap and Trade Bill to be Voted in U.S. House on Friday–Kill The Cap and Trade Energy Tax Today! UPDATED

Posted on June 25, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Climate, Communications, Economics, Employment, Energy, Homes, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Politics, Rants, Raves, Taxes, Technology, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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“Americans should know that those Members who vote for this climate bill are voting for what is likely to be the biggest tax in American history.

Even Democrats can’t repeal that reality.”

~The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124588837560750781.html 

 

Dingell: Cap-and-trade a big tax

UPDATED

Sean Hannity Talks with Dick Morris about Barack Obama’s Cap-and-Trade Bill

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Voting for this bill is treason and we know who the traitors are–the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party led by President Barack Obama.

The cap and trade bill is a massive  tax increase that will wreck the US economy, destroy jobs and kill the American dream.

The American people that called the Glenn Beck talk radio show were right when they called the Representatives who voted for this cap and trade energy tax –traitors.

By July 4, the number of unemployed Americans will exceed 15,000,000 with an unemployment rate exceeding 10% for July.

More Americans are now unemployed than in the worse year of The Great Depression, 1933 , when 13,000,000 Americans were unemployed.

FDR Warns of Fifth Column 1940/5/27

Cap and Trade Bill Explained by Obama – Creates clean energy and new green jobs

No sale Mr. President.

For every green job created building solar panels and wind turbines at General Electric and unleashing Green Government Gestapo Goons about five are destroyed or eliminated throughout the economy.

Ask your employer what his business will do if its electrical, heating oil and gasoline bills are raised 50% and the prices of the products and services he uses  to sell his own business ‘s goods and services are also raised any where between 10% to 20%.

The answer will be  to cut the payroll and you may be the one losing your job.

For many the answer will be to relocate to another country where both energy and labor are cheaper–can you say China and India.

Energy is required by all businesses and organizations and  usually accounts for between 5% to 30% of the cost of doing business.

When you mess with this key resource input’s pricing structure  you better know what you are doing.

The progressive radical socialist Democrats  are either clueless, stupid and wreckless  or want to deliberately destroy the US economy and hurt the American people.

Glenn Beck on Waxman-Markey Bill, from 06/29/09 Part 1

Glenn Beck on Waxman-Markey Bill, from 06/29/09 Part 2 

I call them traitors for passing this legislation that they did not even read.

The progressive radical socialist Democrats could care less what you want as long as they have power and can stay in office.

The progressive radical socialist Democrats have no shame , no integrity and no common sense.

 

Benedict Arnold Obama

This bill is largely based on government funded junk science of computer climate models that have been  shown to be inaccurate and faulty when compared with empirical observations of what is actually happening.

The science in this area is very far from being a settled–far from it.

For voting for this legislation the Representatives and their staffs deserved to be fired for being cavalier, irresponsible, incompetent, ignorant, and reckless.

President Obama, the serial liar, still does not get it,  the American people do not believe or trust him.

Remember the Obama Big Promise or Big Lie–95% of working American people will have a tax cut:

 

Obama: families making $97,000 are “upper class” and should pay more taxes


 

Well Mr. President as the Russian proverb says “A fish rots from the head.”

We know your change stinks to high hell and back.

Your are a liar Mr. President.

The American people know it. 

The American People Respond

Obama Wants to Bankrupt YOU…

Obama Sucks…

Castaways- Liar Liar

Time for a big brooming of all the garbage in the House, Senate, and Whitehouse and their staffs, Bob nailed it–throw the bums out.

The progressive radical socialist Democratic Party–FDR’s  fifth columnists– are now proud owners of the Obama Depression–the worse in terms of number of unemployed Americans in the history of the United States.

Expect unemployment rates to hit 13% by the end of the year with over 20,000,000 unemployed!

Inflation will hit by early 2011.

Brother can you spare ten bucks for a gallon of gas or a gallon of milk for my children? 

The American people  will be going after these traitors and fifth columnists next Saturday, July 4, 2009–Independence Day! 

 

Liberty Launch Countdown to The Celebration of Independence Day–Saturday, July 4, 2009–Ice Tea Party Time To Freeze Government Expenditures, Deficits, Debts and Taxes–Expect 30 Million Nationally in 1,000 Cities and Towns and 1 Million in Washington D.C.! 

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The Cap and Trade bill, otherwise known as the Waxman-Markey bill, “climate change” bill or H.R. 2454,  will likely come to a vote on Friday in the House of Representatives. 

The official name of the bill is American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)!

http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1560

Cap and Trade the Breakdown

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

Shock VIDEO Unearthed Obama says he will bankrupt coal industry

Scalise: ‘We’re Setting Up A Global Warming Gestapo!’

The progressive radical socialist Democratic Party are trying to push through a huge energy tax called Cap and Trade– to save the planet.

No mention is made by President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party of the millions of jobs that will be lost as a direct result of these hidden taxes on energy, goods and service and millions of businesses fleeing to other countries to avoid these taxes and regulations in search of cheaper labor and energy.

Stop The Cap and Trade Carbon Dioxide Energy Tax

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

Senator James Inhofe,Cap And Trade Will Increase The Worlds CO2 And Make China Richer


 

This massive tax increase is based on US government and United Nations funded junk science of computer climate models.

These climate computer models have proven to be wrong in their projections that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the cause of global warming. 

The majority of the scientists say global warming and climate change are natural and unstoppable.

Global Warming: Doomsday Called Off – 5/5

Unstoppable Solar Cycles

Unfortunately for Al Gore and the United National Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC,  the observed evidence does not support the theory that man’s carbon dioxide emissions is the cause of global warming.

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 1

 

Professor Fred Singer on Climate Change pt 2

 

CO2 is a trace gas

Now is  the time to call your Senators and Representative and tell him to defeat the Cap and Trade Energy Tax—H.R. 2454 or the Waxman-Markey bill–American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)!

If you are a consumer of goods and services, manufacturer, car or truck driver, farmer, rancher, coal, oil and natural gas producer and other working and productive American, you need to call and e-mail your Representative and Senators .

The cap and trade bill or American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)  is a massive tax increase, economy wrecker and job destroyer.

There are over 15,000,000 American citizens now unemployed in the United States–more than the worse year of The Great Depression when 13 million were unemployed in 1933.

This bill if passed will add millions more.

Your job may be the next to be eliminated.

Please call to stop this insanity!

Wake up and make the call!

American citizens are the boss.

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Call your House Representative, Senators, and President and tell them you plan to vote out of office any politician that votes in favor of the Cap and Trade Energy Tax bill–American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES)!

Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

House switchboard: 202-225-3121

White House switchboard: 202-456-1414

Politics Contact Congress

http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/politics/contact_congress.aspx

Rollcall

Tips On Telephoning Your Elected Representatives

 To find your senators’ and representative’s phone numbers, you may use our searchable online congressional directory or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask for your senators’ and/or representative’s office.

Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.

After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: “Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.___).”

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/basics/

Please pass this message on by e-mailing  to a friend.

“The hit to GDP is the real threat in this bill. The whole point of cap-and-trade is to hike the price of electricity and gas so that Americans will use less.

These higher prices will show up not just in electricity bills or at the gas station but in every manufactured good, from food to cars.

Consumers will cut back on spending, which in turn will cut back on production, which results in fewer jobs created or higher unemployment.

Some companies will instead move their operations overseas, with the same result.”

~The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124588837560750781.html 

 

Background Articles and Videos

Tea Party Watch: Protesting the cap-and-tax cramdown

By Michelle Malkin  

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Photoshop: Leo Alberti

“…It’s not just what’s in the bill. It’s the way they rammed it through the House.

Just like the porkulus: Under-handed, transparency-defying, and stuffed with earmark payoffs and bribes concocted in middle-of-the night, backroom deals.

Taxpayers are mad again. And they’re not going to sit still.

Impromptu flash protests are taking place today at state capitols and federal buildings across the country.

In Chicago:

If you are anywhere near Chicago’s Federal Plaza this afternoon, where the Tax Day Tea Party took place, then be there at 1:00pm for a cap-and-trade protest. Federal Plaza is at 230 S. Dearborn.

In Orlando. And in Canton, Ohio.

In Upland, Calif.: noon at the corner of Foothill/Euclid.

In Atlanta via Barracuda Babes:

Saturday, June 27, 200912:00 noon
State Capitol

Bring signs in Opposition to Cap and Tax
Ideas include: Cap and Tax, Cap and Traitors, Cap and tr8tors, No Taxation without Reading the Bill, Tea Party Patriots Vote

If you are not in metro Atlanta, protest at the Federal Building in your county.

Arizona protest info at Arizona Tea Party.

San Diego: Noon, 880 Front St # 4236

Temecula, CA: Noon, Ynez & Rancho California Road @ Duck Pond

More at Tea Party Patriots.

Don’t forget to let the GOP Cap-and-Tax 8 hear from you. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/27/tea-party-watch-protesting-the-cap-and-tax-cramdown/

The 8 cap-and-tax Republicans…and the 44 Democrats who voted no

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Introducing the GOP’s Cap-And-Tax 8…
Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

I listed them earlier tonight, but am breaking out a separate post to spotlight them again.

The 8 cap-and-tax Republican turncoats again are:

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Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765 …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/the-8-cap-and-tax-republicans/ 

Melt the phones: Cap-and-tax target list

By Michelle Malkin  

“…The House will vote on the cap-and-tax bill today. Make your voice heard. Phil Kerpen at AFP has compiled a very helpful list, which I’m reprinting in full here. Check AFP site for latest updates and alerts.

Ask ‘em how they can ram through this eco-boondoggle with EPA hide-and-seek games on global warming science going on unchecked:

We need your help to stop the cap-and-trade energy tax!

The time has finally come for a vote on cap-and-trade, H.R. 2454. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called a vote just before the 4th of July recess, hoping to use the specter of keeping everyone in DC and ruining their holiday, to force cap-and-trade legislation through.

This is the key target list based on our most recent information. If your Congressman is on an undecided or leaning list below PLEASE click here and enter your zip code to get your representative’s number and talking points on this issue.

If you have new information please let me know at pkerpen at afphq.org.
Republican List (Unlisted are solid no) …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/melt-the-phones-cap-and-tax-target-list/

Cap and tax liveblog: Democrats limit debate, stampede toward national energy tax

By Michelle Malkin 

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STAMPEDE!

“…Scroll for continuous updates…there will be 3 hours of general debate and a grand total of 1 GOP amendment…

9:36am: GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is on the House floor right now blasting Dems, who just moved to limit debate. It’s “unacceptable” and “undemocratic,” says Sessions. Proposals to protect farmers and agriculture won’t be considered. Sessions recounts meetings at 2am, being handed massive, new 300-page amendment. “No one has read this bill.”

“Why are we rushing to do this with a trillion dollar spending plan that will result in killing jobs and make it more difficult for us to come out of recession?”

9:57am: Dem. Rep Castor claims this mad-rush boondoggle will “bolster science.” (Insert bitter laughter). Channels all the previous apocalpytic rhetoric swilled before every bailout: “What if we don’t act!? We can’t afford not to act?!”

Chicken Little with a green coat.

10:02am: GOP Rep. Pence blasts “embarrassingly short” debate on behemoth bill. Says there are reports that there are new trade restriction in the bill, but who knows. No has read the bill. The way the bill is coming to the floor should be disturbing to every American. Last night at 3:00am, House Dems filed 309-page amendment and denied 224 GOP amendments. Three hours, 1 amendment filed. What’s the hurry? What are we hiding – that we can’t afford more time for Americans to examine what’s in the bill? What’s in it? Corporate welfare? Special provisions to placate members? Majority just denied us one additional minute of debate?! This is not Congress! I don’t know what this is…a travesty!

Pence also mentioned that Dems shaved another minute from the GOP’s time.

10:14am: Crikey. Sheila Jackson Lee is babbling about “getting the carbon out of the air.”

10:20am: GOP Rep. Biggert talks about the five amendments that she proposed and Dems rejected. Calls attention to national building codes.

10:22am: Dem Rep. Quigley preaches cult of global warming science. Says there are no contrary studies. Gee, I wonder why: Ask Alan Carlin!

10:24am: GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn: We are the party of KNOW. We want the people to KNOW what’s in this bill! You go, girl.

10:38am: Philip Kerpen at AFP says Dems. Ortiz and Mollohan are now no votes.

Another prominent fence-sitter: Blue Dog Dem Chair Allen Boyd.

The pay-offs: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/cap-and-tax-liveblog-democrats-limit-debate-stampede-toward-national-energy-tax/

The Economic Impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill

by Ben Lieberman

“….But direct energy costs are only part of the consumer impact. Nearly everything goes up, since higher energy costs raise production costs. If you look at the total cost of Waxman-Markey, it works out to an average of $2,979 annually from 2012-2035 for a household of four. By 2035 alone, the total cost is over $4,600.

Beyond the cost impact on individuals and households, Waxman-Markey also affects employment, and especially employment in the manufacturing sector. We estimate job losses averaging 1,145,000 at any given time from 2012-2035. And note that those are net job losses, after the much-hyped green jobs are taken into account. Some of the lost jobs will be destroyed entirely, while others will be outsourced to nations like China and India that have repeatedly stated that they’ll never hamper their own economic growth with energy-cost boosting global warming measures like Waxman-Markey.

Since farming is energy intensive, that sector will be particularly hard-hit. Higher gasoline and diesel fuel costs, higher electricity costs, and higher natural gas-derived fertilizer costs all erode farm profits, which are expected to drop by 28 percent in 2012 and average 57 percent lower through 2035. As with American manufacturers, Waxman-Markey also puts American farmers at a global disadvantage, as other food-exporting nations would have no comparable energy-price raising measures in place.

Overall, Waxman-Markey reduces gross domestic product by an average of $393 billion annually between 2012 and 2035, and cumulatively by $9.4 trillion. In other words, the nation will be $9.4 trillion poorer with Waxman-Markey than without it. …”

http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/tst062609a.cfm

Obama Admits Cap & Trade Will Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

Inhofe Explains the High Cost of Cap and Trade on Fox News

Obama Admits Cap & Trade Will Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

Cap-and-Trade: All Cost, No Benefit

By Martin Feldstein

Monday, June 1, 2009

 

“…The Obama administration and congressional Democrats have proposed a major cap-and-trade system aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists agree that CO2 emissions around the world could lead to rising temperatures with serious long-term environmental consequences. But that is not a reason to enact a U.S. cap-and-trade system until there is a global agreement on CO2 reduction. The proposed legislation would have a trivially small effect on global warming while imposing substantial costs on all American households. And to get political support in key states, the legislation would abandon the auctioning of permits in favor of giving permits to selected corporations. …”

“…The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that the resulting increases in consumer prices needed to achieve a 15 percent CO2 reduction — slightly less than the Waxman-Markey target — would raise the cost of living of a typical household by $1,600 a year. Some expert studies estimate that the cost to households could be substantially higher. The future cost to the typical household would rise significantly as the government reduces the total allowable amount of CO2.

Americans should ask themselves whether this annual tax of $1,600-plus per family is justified by the very small resulting decline in global CO2. Since the U.S. share of global CO2 production is now less than 25 percent (and is projected to decline as China and other developing nations grow), a 15 percent fall in U.S. CO2 output would lower global CO2 output by less than 4 percent. Its impact on global warming would be virtually unnoticeable. The U.S. should wait until there is a global agreement on CO2 that includes China and India before committing to costly reductions in the United States. …”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/31/AR2009053102077.html

 

Who Pays for Cap and Trade?

Hint: They were promised a tax cut during the Obama campaign.

“…Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing “polluters,” not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity — in this case the right to emit carbon — and then mandates that businesses buy it, the costs would inevitably be passed on to all consumers in the form of higher prices. Stating the obvious, Peter Orszag — now Mr. Obama’s budget director — told Congress last year that “Those price increases are essential to the success of a cap-and-trade program.”

Hit hardest would be the “95% of working families” Mr. Obama keeps mentioning, usually omitting that his no-new-taxes pledge comes with the caveat “unless you use energy.” Putting a price on carbon is regressive by definition because poor and middle-income households spend more of their paychecks on things like gas to drive to work, groceries or home heating.

The Congressional Budget Office — Mr. Orszag’s former roost — estimates that the price hikes from a 15% cut in emissions would cost the average household in the bottom-income quintile about 3.3% of its after-tax income every year. That’s about $680, not including the costs of reduced employment and output. The three middle quintiles would see their paychecks cut between $880 and $1,500, or 2.9% to 2.7% of income. The rich would pay 1.7%. Cap and trade is the ideal policy for every Beltway analyst who thinks the tax code is too progressive (all five of them).

But the greatest inequities are geographic and would be imposed on the parts of the U.S. that rely most on manufacturing or fossil fuels — particularly coal, which generates most power in the Midwest, Southern and Plains states. It’s no coincidence that the liberals most invested in cap and trade – Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Ed Markey — come from California or the Northeast.

Coal provides more than half of U.S. electricity, and 25 states get more than 50% of their electricity from conventional coal-fired generation. In Ohio, it totals 86%, according to the Energy Information Administration. Ratepayers in Indiana (94%), Missouri (85%), New Mexico (80%), Pennsylvania (56%), West Virginia (98%) and Wyoming (95%) are going to get soaked. …”

 

The Cap and Tax Fiction

Democrats off-loading economics to pass climate change bill.

“…

Even as Democrats have promised that this cap-and-trade legislation won’t pinch wallets, behind the scenes they’ve acknowledged the energy price tsunami that is coming. During the brief few days in which the bill was debated in the House Energy Committee, Republicans offered three amendments: one to suspend the program if gas hit $5 a gallon; one to suspend the program if electricity prices rose 10% over 2009; and one to suspend the program if unemployment rates hit 15%. Democrats defeated all of them.

The reality is that cost estimates for climate legislation are as unreliable as the models predicting climate change. What comes out of the computer is a function of what politicians type in. A better indicator might be what other countries are already experiencing. Britain’s Taxpayer Alliance estimates the average family there is paying nearly $1,300 a year in green taxes for carbon-cutting programs in effect only a few years.

Americans should know that those Members who vote for this climate bill are voting for what is likely to be the biggest tax in American history. Even Democrats can’t repeal that reality.

 Waxman Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Paper, Plastics and Rubber

“…The Waxman-Markey bill would destroy over 33,000 plastics and rubber jobs on average, which would hit a high of over 80,000 fewer jobs by 2035.

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The paper industry fares a little better, but it’s still not good news. It’s like chopping off one foot as opposed to both. Heritage analysis found that with cap and trade there would be 15,000 fewer jobs on average in the paper industry, reaching 36,291 fewer jobs by 2035.

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But don’t worry because the architects of the bill built in unemployment insurance; too bad it will only help 1.5% of those losing their jobs from the bill. And Over the 2012-2035 timeline, job losses average over 1.1 million. By 2035, a projected 2.5 million jobs are lost below the baseline (without a cap and trade bill) Do the workers in paper, plastics and rubber like their odds? …”

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/06/25/waxman-markey-cap-and-trade%e2%80%99s-biggest-losers-paper-plastics-and-rubber/

The climate change e-mails EPA doesn’t want you to see

By Michelle Malkin  

“…Another day, another Obama cover-up.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has obtained internal EPA e-mails that show the agency willfully and recklessly disregarded scientific data that undermined the bureaucracy’s global warming zealotry.
This information is especially relevant as Congress rushes to pass the cap-and-trade nightmare on Friday.

CEI general counsel Sam Kazman has notified the EPA and requested that the internal communications and suppressed study be released to the public and added to the public record. Will another whistleblower be disappeared? Note especially this warning to the dissenting scientist: “The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this round. The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision… I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”

Read: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/24/the-climate-change-e-mails-epa-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

ManBearPig to the rescue: Gore lobbies for cap-and-tax; Update: Pelosi tells Gore to stay home!

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Al Gore is traveling to Washington today to whip House Democrats on tomorrow’s cap-and-tax bill.

No word on the amount of bogus carbon offsets ManBearPig’s trip to the Hill will cost:

Former Vice President Al Gore will meet with House Democrats Thursday to appeal to reluctant lawmakers to approve the controversial climate change bill on Friday, FOX News has learned.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is rolling the dice with her plan to lug the bill to the House floor without the full confidence that the legislation will pass.

Senior Democratic leaders are whipping and cajoling skeptical lawmakers to side with them to approve the measure that could have significant economic impact on the energy bills of many Americans and even drive up the price of food.

Excelsior!

*** …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/25/manbearpig-to-the-rescue-gore-lobbies-for-cap-and-tax/

Cap and tax liveblog: Democrats limit debate, stampede toward national energy tax

By Michelle Malkin 

Scroll for continuous updates…there will be 3 hours of general debate and a grand total of 1 GOP amendment…

9:36am: GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is on the House floor right now blasting Dems, who just moved to limit debate. It’s “unacceptable” and “undemocratic,” says Sessions. Proposals to protect farmers and agriculture won’t be considered. Sessions recounts meetings at 2am, being handed massive, new 300-page amendment. “No one has read this bill.”

“Why are we rushing to do this with a trillion dollar spending plan that will result in killing jobs and make it more difficult for us to come out of recession?”

9:41am:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/26/cap-and-tax-liveblog-democrats-limit-debate-stampede-toward-national-energy-tax/

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Charles “Lucky” Luciano–Videos

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Lucky Luciano

“…Charles “Lucky” Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania; November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian-born American mobster. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime and the mastermind of the massive postwar expansion of the international heroin trade. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family.

Time magazine named Luciano among the top 20 most influential builders and titans of the 20th century.[1]

…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_%22Lucky%22_Luciano

Charles “Lucky” Luciano

Founder of the National Crime Syndicate

By Charles Montaldo, About.com

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Assassinating of Joe Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano

Lucky Luciano – Night of the Sicilian Vespers

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The ACORN Obama knows

By Michelle Malkin 

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“…My syndicated column today spotlights the whistleblower report on ACORN, which I’ve been blogging about (here) and which deserves more attention in the media and in Washington–especially in light of the radical activist group’s embrace of Barack Obama. The Consumer Rights League e-mailed to let me know that three GOP congressmen (Hensarling, Feeney, and Royce) have called on Barney Frank (D-Housing Boondoggle) to investigate ACORN’s taxpayer abuses. Snowball’s chance, I know, but conservatives ought to be turning up the heat and using every ounce of energy they have to, well, act like conservatives and push to de-fund the Left.

For excellent background on Obama and ACORN, see Stanley Kurtz’s NR piece here, plus City Journal pieces here and here. Also here and here.

*** …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/25/the-acorn-obama-knows/

Steve King

http://steveking.house.gov/

 

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN

“…ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a community-based organization that advocates for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues. ACORN has over 400,000 members and more than 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the United States, as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Peru. ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.[1] Maude Hurd has been National President of ACORN since 1990.

ACORN’s priorities have included: better housing and wages for the poor, more community development investment from banks and governments, better public schools, and other social justice issues.[2] ACORN pursues these goals through demonstration, negotiation, lobbying for legislation, and voter participation.[2] ACORN is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that typically champions liberal and progressive causes. It is made up of numerous legally distinct parts including local non-profits, a national lobbying organization, and the ACORN Housing Corporation. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Community_Organizations_for_Reform_Now

Racket (crime)

“…A racket is an illegal business, usually run as part of organized crime. Engaging in a racket is called racketeering.

Several forms of racket exist. The best-known is the protection racket, in which criminals demand money from businesses in exchange for the service of “protection” against crimes that the racketeers themselves instigate if unpaid (see extortion). A second well known example is the numbers racket, a form of illegal lottery.

Traditionally, the word racket to describe a business is based on the example of the “protection racket” and indicates that the speaker believes that the business is making money by selling a solution to a problem that it created (or that it intentionally allows to continue to exist), specifically so that continuous purchases of the solution are always needed. Example: in a protection racket, a representative from the racket informs a storeowner that a fee of X dollars will be required every month for protection money, though the “protection” that is provided comes in the form of the racket itself not causing damage to the store or its employees.

The term “racketeering” was coined by the Employers’ Association of Chicago in June 1927 in a statement about the influence of organized crime in the Teamsters union.[1]

 …”

“…On October 15, 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-1968), commonly referred to as the “RICO Act,” became law. The RICO Act allowed law enforcement to charge a person or group of people with racketeering, defined as committing multiple violations of certain varieties within a 10 year period. The purpose of the RICO Act was stated as “the elimination of the infiltration of organized crime and racketeering into legitimate organizations operating in interstate commerce.” S.Rep. No. 617, 91st Cong., 1st Sess. 76 (1969). However, the statute is sufficiently broad to encompass illegal activities relating to any enterprise affecting interstate or foreign commerce. Section 1961(10) of Title 18 provides that the Attorney General may designate any department or agency to conduct investigations authorized by the RICO statute and such department or agency may use the investigative provisions of the statute or the investigative power of such department or agency otherwise conferred by law. Absent a specific designation by the Attorney General, jurisdiction to conduct investigations for violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1962 lies with the agency having jurisdiction over the violations constituting the pattern of racketeering activity listed in 18 U.S.C. § 1961.[2]

In the U.S., civil racketeering laws are also used in federal and state courts. The National Federation of Independent Business challenged these civil laws in 2006 for being excessively abusive.[3] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeering

Wade Rathke: Chief Organizer Blog

Author of Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families

http://chieforganizer.org/2009/06/17/global-action-on-remittances/

 

Document drop: The story behind the “ACORN changed its name” story

By Michelle Malkin  

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“…There is some confusion over the story about ACORN “changing its name” that needs to be cleared up and given context. Getting it right is important.

I provided a link to the piece by Kevin Mooney at the Examiner on Monday in my post focusing on Project Vote/ACORN’s lawsuit against whistleblower Anita Moncrief.

The link was a sidebar to my main story, but I should have spelled out the facts on the name change more clearly, and so should everyone who has mischaracterized the story and glossed over the real reason for the name change:

ACORN hasn’t changed its name. ACORN International has.

What’s missing in soundbite-length TV coverage of the story is the fundamental distinction between ACORN and ACORN International, and why it matters.

They are two separate entities — and there is considerable tension between them. It’s confusing because, of course, ACORN runs a vast network of affiliates across the country that facilitate its money-shuffling racket.

Here’s the deal:

ACORN International, now Community Organizations International on paper (but not on the web yet), is the breakaway baby of disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke — who clung to the outfit after being deposed from ACORN over his brother Dale’s embezzlement of nearly $1 million. Acorn International is not new. It’s been around since at least 2004. In addition to his world travel for the organization, Rathke blogs and mobilizes at “Chief Organizer.org,” his old title at ACORN, and still appears to be using the ACORN name on his Twitter account. His obstinate refusal to leave has caused massive heartburn on the Left — and they’ve tried hard to keep all the legal machinations hush-hush.

Inside ACORN, the new generation of power brokers has been fighting for a year to wrest control of the ACORN empire from the Rathkes. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/24/document-drop-the-story-behind-the-acorn-changed-its-name-story/

 

Hot Botton

“…ACORN name change

Plagued by accusations and convictions of voter registration fraud across the country, a global offshoot of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now is changing its name to lower the profile of its ties to the beleaguered nonprofit group.

ACORN International, led by former ACORN President Wade Rathke until 2008, is now Community Organizations International.

“ACORN International is a totally separate corporation from ACORN,” Mr. Rathke told Hot Button in an e-mail sent from Sicily, where he was conducting training activities. “We are changing our name, especially in the USA, not to be confused with ACORN.”

Matthew Vadum, a senior editor at the Capital Research Center who has written extensively about ACORN’s various allied groups, says Mr. Rathke is trying to escape any blame for ACORN’s missteps.

“The brand is tarnished and he doesn’t want to be associated with ACORN because of all the problems that he is, ironically, largely responsibly for,” Mr. Vadum said. “He just wants to keep up his community organizing without being burdened by the bad public relations.” …”

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/23/hot-button-43839462/?feat=home_showcase

 

ACORN denies name change but former board members remain convinced of re-branding

By: Kevin Mooney

“…Former national board members with the National Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) remain convinced the current leadership is working to reconfigure and rebrand itself despite an official denial.

Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International, one of many affiliate organizations, had officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.” This move should be viewed a prelude to a larger reorganization effort designed to deflect attention away from on-going investigations, according to whistleblowers who have formed their own organization called ACORN 8.
Scott Levenson, a spokesman for organization’s national leadership, has issued statement claiming that the name has not been dropped and that Rathke is no longer connected with ACORN. It is as follows:
“ACORN is not changing its name. ACORN International, is a five-year old organization from which ACORN withdrew a year ago as part of an overall restructuring process and requested that they stop using the ACORN name, which they have now done. Wade Rathke was fired as Chief Organizer of ACORN in June 2008.” …”

 

ACORN Web Site

http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=17851

“…Who is ACORN? 

ACORN is the nation’s largest grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country.  Since 1970, ACORN has been building community organizations that are committed to social and economic justice, and won victories on thousands of issues of concern to our members, through direct action, negotiation, legislative advocacy and voter participation.  ACORN helps those who have historically been locked out become powerful players in our democratic system. 

Community organizing: Each of the 1,200 local ACORN neighborhood chapters in 110 cities and 40 states brings neighbors together to work for stronger, safer and more just communities. 

Issue campaigns:  Each ACORN office carries out multiple issue campaigns.  ACORN members across the country work to raise the minimum wage or enact living wage policies; eliminate predatory financial practices by mortgage lenders, payday lenders, and tax preparation companies; win the development of affordable housing and community benefits agreements; improve the quality of and funding for urban public schools; rebuild New Orleans; and pass a federal and state ACORN Working Families Agenda, including paid sick leave for all full time workers. 

A recent study shows that our issue campaign victories have delivered approximately $15 billion in direct monetary benefits to our membership and constituency over the past 10 years.  ..”

http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12342

 

ACORN International Is Now Community Organizations International, Will ACORN Follow Suit?

“…Wade Rathke is at it again on his Chief Organizer site, this time he told us that ACORN International is now known as Community Organizations International. He bragged about all the ACORN thuggery going on in other countries. Here is a small sampling of their (ACORN) thuggery: …”

http://msplaceddemocrat.com/http:/msplaceddemocrat.com/acorn-international-is-now-community-organizations-international-will-acorn-follow-suit/

 

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Liberty Launch Countdown to The Celebration of Independence Day–Saturday, July 4, 2009–Ice Tea Party Time To Freeze Government Expenditures, Deficits, Debts and Taxes–Expect 30 Million Nationally in 1,000 Cities and Towns and 1 Million in Washington D.C.!

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“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

~Thomas Jefferson

 

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You are invited to attend a Ice Tea Party on July 4, 2009, Independence Day!

 

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By July 4, 2009 the number of unemployed Americans is expected to exceed 15,000,000—-more than the worse year of the Great Depression–1933.

The countdown has started..

The clock is ticking.

Start a conversation.

Extend a hand.

Invite and drive your family,  a friend, a neighbor, and an unemployed American citizen to an Ice Tea Party.

Ring the Liberty Bell of Freedom.

E-mail this alert heads-up message now to your family, friends, and others on your e-mail list.

 

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

 

Let Freedom Ring

 

 

 

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America The Beautiful

 

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An invitation to Janeane Garofalo

By Michelle Malkin  

“…You remember Katrina Pierson. She was the feisty speaker who rocked the Dallas Tea Party on Tax Day. Katrina has issued an invitation to race-baiting actress Janeane Garofalo to attend the next Dallas Tea Party on Independence Day. I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll be joining Katrina and thousands of others at the Southfork Ranch.

Janeane, get out of your little cocoon and meet us face to face. Celebrate diversity: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/01/an-invitation-to-janeane-garofalo/ 

 

Sen. Coburn: Our watchdog

By Michelle Malkin  

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Wrecovery.gov!

“…It’s a good thing the White House can’t fire GOP Sen. Tom Coburn the way it fires inspectors general for blowing the whistle on waste.

He’s doing the job no one else in the administration is allowed to do — telling us the truth about porkulus fraud and abuse.

While Bozo the VP Joe Biden clowns around and Obama’s keystone cops dawdle on the useless Recovery.gov website, Sen. Coburn has released a stimulus oversight report documenting 100 examples of stimulus waste.

You can read the whole report here.

The press release:

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., today released an oversight report 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion that discloses 100 of the worst examples of waste in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or stimulus bill. The projects included in the report – worth $5.5 billion – range from Maine to California, and even two from the state of Oklahoma. Click here to read the entire report.

“The American people have a right to know how their stimulus dollars are being spent. In too many cases stimulus projects are wasting money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” Dr. Coburn said.

“Rather than growing our economy, the overall impact of stimulus spending may prove to be harmful to our economy. For example, Washington’s efforts to ‘stimulate’ the economy are increasing utility costs, repairing bridges nobody uses, building tunnels for turtles, and renovating extravagant train stations in remote areas while widely-used bridges and roads in poor shape are passed over,” Dr. Coburn said.

“I opposed the stimulus bill because I was concerned that 80 to 90 percent of the spending would not be true stimulus. I hope I am proven wrong. Yet, our initial findings continue to show that taxpayers are not getting the value they deserve and need,” Dr. Coburn said.

Dr. Coburn added that Earl Devaney, head of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency (RAT) Board, estimates that at least $55 billion of stimulus funds may be lost to waste, fraud and abuse. However, the final number will likely be much higher. If stimulus funds do not promote economic growth history may indicate that the vast majority of stimulate dollars would have been better off staying in taxpayers’ pockets.

Ten examples of wasteful stimulus projects in the report include: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/16/sen-coburn-our-watchdog/

 

White House pushing to gag stimulus critics

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Caution: Obama gangland tactics at work.

In keeping with his past campaign tactics to shut critics up through brute force, the White House appears to be taking steps to crack down on critics of the trillion-dollar porkulus law.

Is anyone surprised? Mark Tapscott at the Examiner reports:

A new White House policy on permissible lobbying on economic recovery and stimulus project has taken a decidedly anti-First Amendment turn. It’s a classic illustration of Big Government trying to control every aspect of a particular activity and in the process running up against civil liberty.

Check out this passage from a post on the White House blog by Norm Eisen, Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform (emphasis added):

“First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone else exerting influence on the process. We concluded this was necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/30/white-house-pushing-to-gag-stimulus-critics/

 

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Mark Levin

“…Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is an American conservative political commentator, radio host, lawyer and bestselling author. Levin earned his B.A. and J.D. at Temple University.[1][2] His nationally syndicated talk show, The Mark Levin Show, airs throughout the United States on ABC Radio Networks. His book Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list (hardcover nonfiction) the week of April 3, 2009.[3]

…”

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President Barack Hussein Obama Assists Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei By Cutting Off Federal Funding of Iranian Talk Radio–Silencing The Lambs!

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The  leader of the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party cannot resist the Iranian election crisis to shut-down the Farsi language Voice of America.

President Obama  cut the funding in the the 2010 budget for  pro-democracy programs on the Persian language broadcasting services  of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty into Iran.

The  Meddler Monopolists of the Nanny State  have no reservations about telling you the kind of car you can drive, the type of health insurance you must buy,  how the electricity you use will be produced, and who you can listen to on the radio.

Replacing American individual or consumer consumer sovereignty with collective or government sovereignty is the default position  of the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party  under Obama.

President Obama apparently respects Iranian sovereignty more than he does the sovereignty of the American consumer.

President Obama’s refusal  to encourage the Iranian freedom and democracy movement reminds me of FDR’s State Department refusal to assist European jews fleeing the oppression of the National Socialist under Hitler. 

  

Holocaust – U.S. State Department “Secret War”

 

Constrast President Obama’s response to Iranian freedom and democracy movement with those of the late President Ronald Reagan.

 

Video Comparison: Obama on Iran versus Reagan On Poland

A Leader of Vision, Moral Clearity and Courage

 

Background Articles and Videos

Obama Erases Pro-Democracy Money for Iran

Friday, June 19, 2009 2:40 PM

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman

“…Newsmax has learned that the Obama administration also has zeroed out funding for pro-democracy programs inside Iran from the State Department budget for fiscal 2010, just as protests in Iran are ramping up.

Funding for pro-democracy programs began in 2004, when Congress earmarked $1.5 million of the State Department budget for “educational, humanitarian, and non-governmental organizations and individuals inside Iran to support the advancement of democracy and human rights in Iran.”

The funding ramped up dramatically two years later, when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice requested $75 million for pro-democracy programs. More than half of the $66.1 million Congress finally appropriated went to expand U.S. government-funded Persian language broadcasting services at Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

But no money has been earmarked for such programs in the administration’s fiscal 2010 foreign operations budget request. Congressional sources told Newsmax they doubted that a Democrat-controlled Congress would add it when the budget comes before a committee next week.

Controversy has surrounded the programs from the start, with pro-regime lobbying groups, such as the National Iranian-American Council urging the State Department to cancel the funding.

And although Bush administration officials told pro-democracy activists they wanted to fund projects inside Iran (as called for in the original legislative language), State Department desk officers intervened to block funding for any projects other than cultural exchanges and “think tanks and studies,” insiders told Newsmax.

One key opponent of the funding, who weighed in at meetings to block specific grant requests aimed at helping pro-democracy groups inside Iran, was Suzanne Maloney, who is now at the Brookings Institution.

Speaking at a Washington forum that the National Iranian-American Council sponsored Wednesday, Maloney applauded President Obama’s do-nothing policy. “The best thing we can do for Iranian democracy is sit back and let Iranians fight it out for themselves,” she said, echoing the president’s own words from a brief press statement the day before.

Program supporters say the efforts of people such as Maloney inside the State Department to blunt the original intent have made the funding virtually meaningless.

“The State Department never did a lot with all the funding we gave them, so I’m not sure that zeroing it out is a huge loss,” an aide to a key congressional supporter of the funding told Newsmax.  …”

http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/Obama_Democracy_Iran/2009/06/19/227155.html

 

Supreme Leader of Iran

“…The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: رهبر انقلاب, Rahbare Enqelab,[1] lit. Leader of the Revolution, or مقام رهبری, Maghame Rahbari,[2] lit. Leadership Authority) was created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation, in accordance with the concept of Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists.[3] The title “Supreme” Leader (Persian: رهبر معظم, Rahbare Moazzam) is often used as a sign of respect; however, this terminology is not found in the constitution of Iran, which simply referred to the “Leader” (rahbar).

More powerful than the president of Iran, the Leader appoints the heads of many powerful posts – the commanders of the armed forces, the director of the national radio and television network, the heads of the major religious foundations, the prayer leaders in city mosques, and the members of national security councils dealing with defence and foreign affairs. He also appoints the chief judge, the chief prosecutor, special tribunals and, with the help of the chief judge, the 12 jurists of the Guardian Council – the powerful body that decides both what bills may become law and who may run for president or parliament.[4]

Iran has had two Supreme Leaders; currently the post is occupied by Ali Khamenei.

The Supreme Leader is elected by the Assembly of Experts, which is also in charge of overseeing the Supreme Leader, and also has the power to dismiss him. As the name indicates, the Supreme Leader is considered as the ultimate head of the Iranian political and governmental establishment, above that of Iran’s president. According to the constitution, he has the last say in internal and foreign policies, control of all of the armed forces (Army, Revolutionary Guards, Police), and control of state broadcast and others (see below). The head of the Judicial branch (in Persian: قوه قضائیه) is also directly appointed by him.

The President of Iran, who is elected by universal suffrage, is the Executive President (Head of government). In 1989, the Prime Minister’s office was merged with the President’s office to form the current post of President of Iran. However, certain executive powers, such as command of the armed forces and declaration of war and peace, remain in the hands of the Supreme Leader.[5] Furthermore the Supreme Leader may even dismiss the president and prevent the legitimation of any law (appointed by assembly) by the institutions under his control, the Guardian Council and the Expediency Council. …”

 

 

Marja

“….Marja (Arabic/Persian: مرجع), also appearing as Marja Taqlid or Marja Dini (Arabic/Persian: مرجع تقليد / مرجع ديني), literally means “Source to Imitate/Follow” or “Religious Reference”. It is the label provided to Shia authority, a Grand Ayatollah with the authority to make legal decisions within the confines of Islamic law for followers and less-credentialed clerics. After the Qur’an and the Prophets and Imams, marjas are the highest authority on religious laws in Usuli Twelver Shia Islam.

Currently, marjas are accorded the title Grand Ayatollah (Arabic/Persian: آية ‌الله العظمی Ayatollah al-Uzma), however when referring to one, the use of Ayatollah is acceptable. Previously, the titles of Allamah[1] and Imam[2] have also been used.

The marja’yiat of an Ayatollah transpires when he becomes a celebrated figure in the hawza and his students and followers trust him in answering their questions, and ask him to publish his juristic book, the resalah amaliyah – a manual of practical rulings arranged according to topics dealing with ritual purity, worship, social issues, business, and political affairs. The resalah contains an ayatollah’s fatwas on different topics, according to his knowledge of the most authentic Islamic sources and their application to current life. Traditionally only the most renowned Ayatollahs of the given time published a resalah, while today many Ayatollahs of various illustriousness have published one, while some of the renowned ones have refused to do so.

Where a difference in opinion exists between the marjas, each of them provide their own opinion and the Muqallid will follow his/her own marja’s opinion on that subject. [3] A mujtahid, i.e. someone who has completed advanced training (dars kharij) in the hawza and has acquired the license to engage in ijtihad (ejazaye ijtihad) from one or several ayatollahs, is exempted from the requirement to follow a marja. One should note, however, that ijtihad is not always comprehensive and so a mujtahid may be an expert in one particular area of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and exercise ijtihad therein, but follow a marja in other areas of fiqh.

Several senior Grand Ayatollahs constitute the hawza, a religious institution. The hawza of Qom and Najaf are preeminent seminary centers for the training of Shia clergymen. However, there are other smaller hawzas in other cities around the world, such as Karbala in Iraq and Mashhad, and Isfahan in Iran. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Ayatollah

Consumer Sovereignty

Consumer sovereignty is a term which is used in economics to refer to the rule or sovereignty of purchasers in markets as to production of goods. It is the power of consumers to decide what gets produced. People use the this term to describe the consumer as the “king,” or ruler, of the market, the one who determines what products will be produced. [1] Also, this term denotes the way in which a consumer ideologically choices to buy a good or service. Furthermore,the term can be used as either a norm (as to what consumers should be permitted) or a description (as to what consumers are permitted).

In unrestricted markets, those with income or wealth are able to use their purchasing power to motivate producers as what to produce (and how much). Customers do not necessarily have to buy and, if dissatisfied, can take their business elsewhere, while the profit-seeking sellers find that they can make the greatest profit by trying to provide the best possible products for the price (or the lowest possible price for a given product). In the language of cliché, “The one with the gold makes the rules.”

To most neoclassical economists, complete consumer sovereignty is an ideal rather than a reality because of the existence — or even the ubiquity — of market failure. Some economists of the Chicago school and the Austrian school see consumer sovereignty as a reality in a free market economy without interference from government or other non-market institutions, or anti-market institutions such as monopolies or cartels. That is, alleged market failures are seen as being a result of non-market forces. However, it has also been argued (e.g., by Goutam U. Jois) that even a “pure” market system violates the consumer sovereignty norm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_sovereignty

 

Glenn Beck and John Bolton Discuss Iranian Protests

Glenn Beck and John Bolton Discuss Iranian Protests Part 2

 Saving The Jews

http://www.savingthejews.com/

 

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran on Channel 4 in FULL [pt 1 of 2]

 

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran on Channel 4 in FULL [pt 1 of 2]

 

Governments Cause all the Worlds Problems…

 

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Saving The Jews: FDR and the Holocaust–Videos

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The Silence of the Lambs–Videos

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Books, Culture, People, Video | Tags: , |

The Silence of the Lambs 1/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBKz4__tUi4

 

The Silence of the Lambs 2/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnz3qxd1cH8

 

The Silence of the Lambs 3/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoQZq3Q_2Q

 

The Silence of the Lambs 4/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlyngsmMy2Y

 

The Silence of the Lambs 5/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqZ2kDCPosA

 

The Silence of the Lambs 6/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JnkZGTRtm8

 

The Silence of the Lambs 7/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4eoXuIoGso

 

The Silence of the Lambs 8/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jco9kU4TAmg

 

The Silence of the Lambs 9/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y5xpckQ07c

 

The Silence of the Lambs 10/12

 

The Silence of the Lambs 11/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XHYVPEfaHw

 

The Silence of the Lambs 12/12

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The Progressive Radical Socialist Family Tree–ACORN & AmeriCorps–Time To Chop It Down

Posted on June 20, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Homes, liberty, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Technology, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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“…community organizers help to undermine the US economy by pushing the banking system into a sinkhole of bad loans. And Obama has spent years training and funding the organizers who do it.”

~Stanley Kurtz

Glenn Beck – The History of ACORN & AmeriCorps

Obama_Acorn

 

Bad Seed?

King Debates ACORN CEO

Cutting Down Trees in Brooklyn

There is something basically rotten about ACORN’s leadership and their manupulation of their own supporters and even the big media.

ACORN’s leadership is using and corrupting people at the grassroots level for their own financial and political ends.

Time for an independent  special prosecutor investigation into the corrupt and criminal activites of this organization and the Federal government funding of this  organized crime family.

When President Obama needs to fire an Inspector General for doing his job when he was specifically asked to investigate AmeriCorps you should know that a  corrupt politician–Barack Obama–is bringing the Chicago Way to Washington. 

President Obama Fires Inspector General Gerald Walpin–Teapot Scandle Slowly Simmers!

 This is the Chicago way of pay to play that Obamas have benefited from in payments that look like bribes:

Obama’s Rezko real estate deal

The Video That Barack Obama DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE! pt. 1

The Video That Barack Obama DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE pt. 2

 

When New Black Panther Party members fail to respond in court to a voter intimidation complaint, do not worry, Barack Obama’s Attorney General Holder will take care of it by not prosecuting the case.

Look at the first video below at about the thiry second point– the man holding the sign of Obama 2008 just so happens to be the same man in the next video that was holding the night stick or club at the voter polling place that Attorney General  Holder elected not to prosecute, King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson for voter intimidation.

 Economic Justice, Income Redistribution, Reparations!

“Security” patrols stationed at polling places in Philly

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Obama Team Dismisses Black Panther Voter Intimidation Suit

Eric Holder Drops Charges on Black Panthers for Voter Intimidation – Bill O’Reilly Reports

 

The United States Department of Justice refuses to go after Obama supporters–The New Black Panther Party!

 
Barack Obama and The New Black Panther Party


 
New Black Panthers

Since Obama is in a regulating mood it would seem he forget about his gals and pals in ACORN and the New Black Panther Party.

Looks like a Community Organizer Rule Enforcement agency is long over due to stop the thug tactics of community organizers including Obama’s red shirts of ACORN and the black shirts of the New Panther Party.

Lou Dobbs about ACORN

Cutting Down a Tree with a Machine Gun “Please read the Info.”

“The Woods Fund report makes it clear Obama was fully aware of the intimidation tactics used by ACORN’s Madeline Talbott in her pioneering efforts to force banks to suspend their usual credit standards. Yet he supported Talbott in every conceivable way. He trained her personal staff and other aspiring ACORN leaders, he consulted with her extensively, and he arranged a major boost in foundation funding for her efforts.”

~Stanley Kurtz

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Background Articles and Videos

 

Cloward-Piven Strategy

“…Strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis

First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue a black man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty” in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called “crisis strategy” or “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.

In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when “the rest of society is afraid of them,” Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would “the rest of society” accept their demands.

The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven’s early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. “Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1972 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one.  …”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6967

ACORN

“…Largest radical group in America, with more than 400,000 dues-paying member families and more than 1,200 chapters in 110 U.S. cities

  • Was implicated in numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams during recent election cycles
  • Pressured banks to lend money to underqualified minority borrowers
  • Maintains close ties to organized labor
  • Opposes capitalism
  • Calls for more government control over citizens and the economy
  • Favors a government monopoly in healthcare
  • Advocates an open-door immigration policy.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is a grassroots political organization that grew out of George Wiley’s National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), whose members in the late 1960s and early 1970s invaded welfare offices across the U.S. — often violently — bullying social workers and loudly demanding every penny to which the law “entitled” them. In the late Sixties, ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke was an NWRO organizer and a protegé of Wiley. Rathke also organized a draft-resistance campaign for the militant group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the same period. 

In 1970 Rathke – along with the aforementioned Wiley (who was best known for his effective use of the so-called “Cloward-Piven strategy”) and Gary Delgado (a lead organizer for Wiley’s NWRO) — formed a new entity called Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The group’s name was later changed to Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, but the acronym ACORN remained. Instead of focusing only on welfare recipients, ACORN’s mandate now included all issues touching low-income and working-class people. …”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6968

ACORN, Obama, and the Mortgage Mess

by Mona Charen

“…ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would later descend on Chicago’s banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.

Now you could make the case that before 2008, well-intentioned people were simply unaware of what their agitation on behalf of non-credit-worthy borrowers could lead to. But now? With the whole financial world and possibly the world economy trembling and cracking like a cement building in an earthquake, Democrats continue to try to fund their friends at ACORN? And, unashamed, they then trot out to the TV cameras to declare “the party is over” for Wall Street (Nancy Pelosi)? The party should be over for the Democrats who brought us to this pass. …”

http://townhall.com/columnists/MonaCharen/2008/09/30/acorn,_obama,_and_the_mortgage_mess

Caution: ACORN thugs at work

By Michelle Malkin  

“…This is how ACORN rolls…

Physical intimidation:

Watch Fox News video here (h/t: William Amos).

Legal intimidation:

Read here. Whistleblower Anita MonCrief has been sued by Project Vote/ACORN to shut her up. Read her latest reporting at the Hot Air Green Room and on her blog while you can.

As long as you tolerate your tax dollars feeding these thugs, they will keep bullying their critics and opponents who threaten their criminal racket.

It’s going to take more than one or two GOP members of Congress to expose them and de-fund them once and for all.

What the hell are they waiting for?

***

More at Radio Patriot.

…”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/18/caution-acorn-thugs-at-work/

The U.S. Department of Injustice

By Michelle Malkin  

justice_department

“…My column today looks at the political corruption of the Obama Justice Department. With the crime-coddling crony Attorney General Eric Holder in charge, no one should be surprised, of course. Members of Congress who care about electoral integrity need to press the administration on who intervened in the New Black Panther Party case and why. Members of Congress who care about voter fraud need to press the administration on its decision to undermine Georgia voter verification rules. And members of Congress need to continue connecting the dots to ACORN and the larger plan to wield power to preserve and protect a permanent Democratic majority.

*** …”

EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case

Black Panthers had wielded weapons, blocked polls

“…Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.

The incident – which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube – had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.

…”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/29/career-lawyers-overruled-on-voting-case/?feat=home_cube_position1#

New Black Panther Party

“…The New Black Panther Party (NBPP), whose formal name is the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, is a U.S.-based black supremacist organization founded in Dallas, Texas in 1989. Despite its name, the NBPP’s founding was independent and it is not an official successor organization to the Black Panther Party.[3] Members of the original Black Panther Party have insisted that this party is illegitimate and have vociferously objected that there “is no new Black Panther Party”.[3] The Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center identified the New Black Panthers as a hate group.[4][5]

The NBPP attracted many breakaway members of the Nation of Islam when former NOI minister Khalid Abdul Muhammad became the national chairman of the group from the late 1990s until his death in 2001. The NBPP is currently led by Malik Zulu Shabazz, and still upholds Khalid Abdul Muhammad as the de facto father of their movement. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Black_Panthers

 New Black Panther Party

http://www.newblackpanther.com/home.html

New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

“…Conclusion

By feeding off of the nostalgia for, and presenting itself in the image of, the original Panthers, the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense has been able to survive the death of its most controversial leader and maintain its influence in the black community. While the NBPP still attracts some followers under the guise of championing the causes of black empowerment and civil rights, its record of racism and anti-Semitism has overshadowed any of its efforts to promote black pride and consciousness.

http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/Black_Panther.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=3&item=Black_Panther

O’S DANGEROUS PALS

By STANLEY KURTZ

“…IT would be tough to find an “on the ground” community organizer more closely tied to the subprime-mortgage fiasco than Madeline Talbott. And no one has been more supportive of Madeline Talbott than Barack Obama.

When Obama was just a budding community organizer in Chicago, Talbott was so impressed that she asked him to train her personal staff.

He returned to Chicago in the early ’90s, just as Talbott was starting her pressure campaign on local banks. Chicago ACORN sought out Obama’s legal services for a “motor voter” case and partnered with him on his 1992 “Project VOTE” registration drive.

In those years, he also conducted leadership-training seminars for ACORN’s up-and-coming organizers. That is, Obama was training the army of ACORN organizers who participated in Madeline Talbott’s drive against Chicago’s banks.

More than that, Obama was funding them. As he rose to a leadership role at Chicago’s Woods Fund, he became the most powerful voice on the foundation’s board for supporting ACORN and other community organizers. In 1995, the Woods Fund substantially expanded its funding of community organizers – and Obama chaired the committee that urged and managed the shift.

That committee’s report on strategies for funding groups like ACORN features all the key names in Obama’s organizer network. The report quotes Talbott more than any other figure; Sandra Maxwell, Talbott’s ACORN ally in the bank battle, was also among the organizers consulted. …”

http://www.nypost.com/php/pfriendly/print.php?url=http://www.nypost.com/seven/09292008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/os_dangerous_pals_131216.htm

New Party

“…Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials – most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members. …”

“…Though Illinois was not one of the states that permitted electoral fusion, in 1995 Barack Obama nonetheless sought the New Party’s endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers. By 1996, Obama had become a member of the New Party.

In 1996, three of the four candidates endorsed by the New Party won their electoral primaries. The three victors included Barack Obama (in the 13th State Senate District), Danny Davis (in the 7th Congressional District), and Patricia Martin, who won the race for Judge in the 7th Subcircuit Court. All four candidates attended an April 11, 1996 New Party membership meeting to express their gratitude for the party’s support.

The New Party’s various chapters similarly helped to elect dozens of other political candidates in a host of American cities.

One of the more notable New Party members was Carl Davidson, a Chicago-based Marxist who became a political supporter of Barack Obama in the mid-1990s. …”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7434

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Silly Money–Videos

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The Long Johns – The Last Laugh – John Bird, John Fortune – George Parr – 20071014

 

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 “There is nothing the Fed can do to combat inflation unless they hike rates aggressively.”

~Peter Schiff

 

Peter Schiff : Economy is phony, Dollar would collapse if not for BRIC countries interventions

 

Peter Schiff predicts Imminent Doom – Fear And Loathing In America

 

Authors@Google: Peter Schiff

 

Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One

 

Peter Schiff Responds to Critics on Fox Business 02-02-09

 

Peter Schiff: They’re Gonna Change This Into An Inflationary Depression!

  

Dollar Collapse – The Schiff Has Hit The Fan – End Game 2012

 

10/13/2008 – Peter Schiff On Glenn Beck: Inflation Nation?

 

Peter Schiff Analogies

 

Peter Schiff Was Right 2006 – 2007 (2nd Edition)

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 1 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 2 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 3 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 4 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 5 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 6 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 7 of 8

 

Nov 2006 Peter Schiff Mortgage Bankers Speech Part 8 of 8

 

February 2006 Peter Schiff U.S. Bubble Economy Part 1 of 5

 

February 2006 Peter Schiff U.S. Bubble Economy Part 2 of 5

 

February 2006 Peter Schiff U.S. Bubble Economy Part 3 of 5


 

 

February 2006 Peter Schiff U.S. Bubble Economy Part4 of 5


 

 

February 2006 Peter Schiff U.S. Bubble Economy Part 5 of 5

 

PETER SCHIFF – 6 YEARS AGO — “…and they will panic” – PT1

 

PETER SCHIFF – 6 YEARS AGO — “…and they will panic” – PT1

“The Fed’s study is flawed as the comparisons are not relevant, … When the world dumps dollars, they will also dump Treasuries, sending rates soaring.”

~Peter Schiff

Background Articles and Videos

Peter Schiff

Peter David Schiff (born March 23, 1963)[1] is an American economic commentator, author and licensed stock broker who currently serves as president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a brokerage firm based in Darien, Connecticut which he owns.[2]

Schiff is best known for his bearish views on the United States economy and for his prescient predictions of the economic crisis of 2008.[3][4] He has risen to media prominence following the publication of his book Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse, published in 2007.

Schiff appears on American financial news programs on networks such as CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Fox News, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business.

Schiff is a supporter of the Austrian School of Economics and the Ludwig von Mises Institute[5], and was an economic adviser for Ron Paul’s campaign in the 2008 Republican Party primaries, through which Schiff also expressed support for sound money, limited government, and free market capitalism.

As of June 2009[update], Schiff is eyeing a run for the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut’s five-term senior senator.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Schiff

The World Won’t Buy Unlimited U.S. Debt

We’re asking others to sacrifice for our ‘stimulus.’

By Peter Schiff

“…What he might have said was that the nations funding the majority of America’s public debt — most notably the Chinese, Japanese and the Saudis — need to be prepared to sacrifice. They have to fund America’s annual trillion-dollar deficits for the foreseeable future. These creditor nations, who already own trillions of dollars of U.S. government debt, are the only entities capable of underwriting the spending that Mr. Obama envisions and that U.S. citizens demand.

These nations, in other words, must never use the money to buy other assets or fund domestic spending initiatives for their own people. When the old Treasury bills mature, they can do nothing with the money except buy new ones. To do otherwise would implode the market for U.S. Treasurys (sending U.S. interest rates much higher) and start a run on the dollar. (If foreign central banks become net sellers of Treasurys, the demand for dollars needed to buy them would plummet.)

In sum, our creditors must give up all hope of accessing the principal, and may be compensated only by the paltry 2%-3% yield our bonds currently deliver. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123266988914308217.html

 

Peter Schiff Video Blog

http://www.youtube.com/user/SchiffReport

 

Peter Schiff Blog

http://peterschiff.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/peter-schiff-blog/

 

Euro Pacific

http://www.europac.net/profile.asp

 

Ludwig von Mises Institute

http://mises.org/

 

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The Federal Reserve System Expanded–Are You Kidding–How About Disbanded and Shut-Down For Incompetence–End The Fed–Videos

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“True, governments can reduce the rate of interest in the short run. They can issue  additional paper money.

They can open the way to credit expansion by the banks. They can thus create an artificial boom and the appearance of prosperity.

But such a boom is bound to collapse soon or late and bring about a depression.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, page 251

The Federal Reserve System is a private banking cartel that sets the price of money, serves as a lender of last resort, regulates member banks, and is the central bank of the United States responsible for the setting and the  implemenation of monetary policy, the expansion and contraction of the money supply with the goal of general price level stability.

The Federal Reserve fueled the housing bubble by expanding the money supply and keeping interest rates too low for too long.

The Federal Reserve failed to adequately regulate banks in particular large banks.

The Federal Reserve deserves a large portion  of the blame for the current financial crisis and recession.

Screw up big time and now the President proposes to expand their role.

Give me a break.

President Obama is bought and paid for by the large Wall Street financial institutions and the banking cartel and will do anything they want.

Thei Federal Reserve System’s  incompetence has destroyed trillions in wealth and transfered more wealth from the American people to those to big to fail in the form of bailouts–the crime of the century.

Terminate the tyranny of the banking cartel and abolish the central bank–the Federal Reserve System.

End The Fed! 

 

President Obama Announces Financial Regulation Reform

 

Dr Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights on Glenn Beck show June 18 2009

 

How Abolishing the Fed Would Change Everything

 

Obama’s Financial Overhaul

 

Experts discuss effect of Obama financial plan

 

Inside Look – Reforming Financial Regulation – Bloomberg

 

In-Depth Look – Obama Set To Overhaul Financial Regulation – Bloomberg

 

In-Depth Look – Obama’s Regulation Overhaul – Bloomberg

 

In-Depth Look – Impact Of Obama’s Regulation Reform On Banks – Bloomberg

 

Obama’s Regulation Reform

 

The Fed Has Increased The Monetary Base From $850 Billion To $2.2 Trillion!

 

Financial crisis: Gov’t regulation creating crony capitalism

 

Gingrich warns Obama moving towards political dictatorship

 

Greenspan: Why do we need a Central Bank?

 

Ron Paul on Federal Reserve, banking and economy

 

Bubble Economics

 

Peter Schiff Vlog Report 18 june 2009

 

June 2009: OBAMA GIVES THE FEDERAL RESERVE EVEN MORE POWER!

 

 

No Risk of Hyperinflation Says Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Rest easy Glenn Beck009

 

No Risk of Hyperinflation Says Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Rest easy Glenn Beck

 

Jim Rogers on CNBC: ABOLISH THE FEDERAL RESERVE!

 

Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One

 

 

A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

 

End The Fed: Final Cut

 

“The interest of the capitalists are scarcely ever represented in monetary policy.”

~Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit, page 414

 

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Background Articles And Videos

Eccles Building Boardroom

 

Federal Reserve System

“…The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. Created in 1913 by the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act (signed by Woodrow Wilson), it is a quasi-public and quasi-private (government entity with private components) banking system[1] that comprises (1) the presidentially appointed Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.; (2) the Federal Open Market Committee; (3) twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks located in major cities throughout the nation acting as fiscal agents for the U.S. Treasury, each with its own nine-member board of directors; (4) numerous other private U.S. member banks, which subscribe to required amounts of non-transferable stock in their regional Federal Reserve Banks; and (5) various advisory councils. Since February 2006, Ben Bernanke has served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Donald Kohn is the current Vice Chairman (Term: June 2006–June 2010).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve_System

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

http://www.federalreserve.gov/

Summary Of Obama Financial Regulation Plan

“…WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A summary of President Barack Obama’s regulatory plan, “Financial Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation.”

For the regulation of financial firms, the proposal:

–Creates Financial Services Oversight Council, which would coordinate activities among regulators, replacing the President’s Working Group.

–Ensures that any financial firm big enough to pose a risk to the financial system would be heavily regulated by the Federal Reserve, including regular stress tests.

–Gives the Fed oversight over parent companies and all subsidiaries, including unregulated units and those based overseas.

–Says the Treasury will re-examine capital standards for banks and bank-holding companies.

–Tells regulators to issue guidelines on executive compensation, with the goal of aligning pay with long-term shareholder value, including a re-examination of the utility of golden parachutes.

–Creates a new bank agency, the National Bank Supervisor, and kills the Office of Thrift Supervision. The new agency will look over national banks, including federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.

–Forces industrial banks, non-bank financial firms and credit-card banks to become more traditional bank holding companies subject to federal oversight.

–Kills the SEC program that supervised Wall Street investment banks.

–Requires hedge funds, private-equity funds and venture-capital funds to register with the SEC, allowing the agency to collect data from the firms.

–Subjects hedge funds to new requirements in areas such as record keeping, disclosure and reporting. The oversight would include assets under management, borrowings, off-balance sheet exposures.

–Urges the SEC to give directors of money-market mutual funds the power to suspend redemptions, and take other action to strengthen regulation of money-market mutual funds to prevent runs.

–Beefs up oversight of insurance by creating an office within the Treasury to coordinate information and policy.

–Kicks off a process by which the Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will figure out the future of mortgage giants Fannie Mae (FNM), Freddie Mac (FRE) and the federal home-loan banks. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090617-712735.html

 

Obama’s new financial regs – worse than we imagined

Rick Moran 

“…Hey kids! Let’s create a brand, spanking, new federal bureaucracy to protect consumers of mortgages, credit cards, and other financial instruments from their own stupidity!
  
That’s just one of the nanny state goodie being proposed by the Obama administration to address what they say were the causes of the financial meltdown.  
The plan seeks to overhaul the nation’s outdated system of financial regulations. Senior officials debated using a bulldozer to clear the way for fundamental reforms but decided instead to build within the shell of the existing system, offering what amounts to an architect’s blueprint for modernizing a creaky old building.
 
The White House makes its case for this approach in an 85-page white paper that describes the roots of the crisis. Gaps in regulation allowed companies to make loans many borrowers could not afford. Funding came from new kinds of investments that were poorly understood by regulators. Big firms paid employees massive bonuses, while setting aside little money to absorb potential losses. 


Surely some loans were made by criminals. The laws are already in place to deal with them. But how can you close a “gap” in the stupidity of the borrower? Never fear, the government is here!
 

The government would create a new agency to protect consumers of mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.


We welcome our ACORN overlords. …”
 
“…The problem, of course, is vastly expanding the mandate of the Federal Reserve – to give the quasi-independent agency regulatory power not answerable to Congress. If you’re a company and have a complaint about how the Fed is regulating your business, I wish you good luck and bon chance. You will get no satisfaction from our lawmakers. 

 http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/06/obamas_new_financial_regs_wors.html

More Perspective – Geithner Calls for Financial Regulation Overhaul – Bloomberg

Another Look – Geithner’s Plan for Financial Overhaul – Bloomberg

The Founding of the Federal Reserve

 

The Future of Austrian Economics


 

 

How the Federal Reserve works. Part One

 

How the Federal Reserve works. Part Two

 

How the Federal Reserve works. Part Three

 

How the Federal Reserve works. Part Four

 

How the Federal Reserve works. Part Five

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 1/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 2/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 3/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 4/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 5/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 5/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 6/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 7/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 8/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 9/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 10/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 11/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 12/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 13/13

 

 

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This is a nightmare for those who value free, independent markets. And it might get worse yet. Interpreting these broad goals will be the job of federal regulators who may take the opportunity to impose even more draconian restrictions. …”

 

 

 

Some of those “causes,” according to this piece by Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho of the Washington Post, are remarkable for the ideological basis on which they have been analyzed:

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G. Edward Griffin–Videos

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G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 1/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 2/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 3/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 4/13

 

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G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 5/13

 

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G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 8/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 9/13

 

G. Edward Griffin in Austin, Texas 4/29/2008 – Part 10/13

 

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Background Articles and Videos

G. Edward Griffin

 

“…G. Edward Griffin (born November 7, 1931) is an American film producer, author, and political lecturer.[1] Starting as a child actor, he became a radio station manager before age 20. After writing for the 1968 Wallace campaign, he began a career of producing documentaries and books on often-debated topics like cancer, Noah’s ark, and the Federal Reserve, as well as on right-libertarian views of the U.S. Supreme Court, terrorism, subversion, and foreign policy. Since the 1970s, Griffin has promoted Laetrile as a killer of cancer cells, a view not accepted by a majority of scientists.[2][3] He has also promoted the Durupınar site as hosting the original Noah’s ark, against skeptics as well as near-Ararat Creationists. He has opposed the Federal Reserve since the 1960s, saying it constitutes a banking cartel and an instrument of war and totalitarianism.[4] In 2002, Griffin founded the individualist network Freedom Force International. …”

 

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“…Griffin enrolled in the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado,[23] became a Certified Financial Planner in 1989, and described the U.S. money system in his 1993 movie and 1994 book on the Federal Reserve System, The Creature from Jekyll Island.[1] This popular book[24][25] has been a business bestseller;[26][27] it has been reprinted in Japanese, 2005, and German, 2006. The book also influenced Ron Paul during the writing of a chapter on money and the Federal Reserve in Paul’s New York Times number-one bestseller, The Revolution: A Manifesto, which recommended Griffin’s book on its “Reading List for a Free and Prosperous America”.[28]

The title refers to the November 1910 meeting at Jekyll Island, Georgia, of seven bankers and economic policymakers, who represented the financial elite of the Western world.[29][30] The meeting was recounted by Forbes founder B. C. Forbes in 1916,[31] and recalled by participant Frank Vanderlip as “the actual conception of what eventually became the Federal Reserve System”.[32] Griffin states that participant Paul Warburg describes the Jekyll Island meeting as “this most interesting conference concerning which Senator Aldrich pledged all participants to secrecy”.[33]

Griffin’s work stresses[34] the point which Federal Reserve chair Marriner Eccles made in Congressional testimony in 1941: “If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money.”[29] Griffin advocates against the debt-based fiat money system on several grounds, stating that it devours individual prosperity through inflation and it is used to perpetuate war. He also described a framework of central bankers underwriting both sides of an ongoing war or revolution.[35] Griffin says that the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Bank are working to destroy American sovereignty through a system of world military and financial control, and he advocates for United States withdrawal from the United Nations.[10]

Edward Flaherty, an academic economist,[36] characterized Griffin’s description of the secret meeting on Jekyll Island as “conspiratorial”, “amateurish”, and “suspect”.[37] Griffin’s response was that Flaherty had miscategorized the book with other publications and had labeled all criticisms of the Federal Reserve as the results of conspiracy theory.[38]

Griffin’s dreams of a free-market, private-money system superior to the Fed caused economist Bernard von NotHaus to deploy such a system in 1998. Griffin states that von NotHaus’s private silver certificates, known as Liberty Dollars, are “real money”.[39]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Edward_Griffin

 

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IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

“…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. …”

http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/index.htm

 

More and more Americans are waking up to the fact that the Federal Government is a clear and present danger to their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

 

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Please Spread The Message of Liberty

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

 

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Failing The Iranian Test–Barack “Hamlet” Obama–To Be or Not To Be President of The United States And Commander-in-Chief?

Posted on June 17, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Foreign Policy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Security, War | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Hamlet

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause—there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th’oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of dispriz’d love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th’unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovere’d country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action.
Hamlet Act 3, scene 1, 55–87

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    “The extent of the fraud is proportional to the violent reaction.
    “It is a tragedy, but it is not negative to have a real opinion movement that tries to break its chains.”

    “If Ahmadinejad has really made progress since the last election and if he really represents two thirds of the electorate… why has this violence erupted?”

~President of France Sarkozy 

 

Mike Pence on the Iranian Election and Protests

 

Iran: The Coming Crisis

 

THE RADICAL AXIS–IRAN, HAMAS, HIZBULLAH AND TERROR IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

Hezbollah: Iran to support Lebanon

 

President Obama’s Statement On Iranian Presidential Election

 

Fox News Panel Discuss The Iranian Election and Obama’s Reaction To The Situation

 

Brit Hume on Obama’s Reaction to the Iranian Election

 

Hugh Hewitt interviews Michael Ledeen on the Iranian Election

 

Thousands protest riot – fake elections tehran iran – voter fraud – fight for freedom 6-13-09 PEACE

 

Iran Revolutionary Guard Cracks Down On Online Media

 

Barack Obama has a history of hiding his true position on an issue behind a mask.

Obama repeatedly voted present instead of voting for or against an issue being considered.

In many of his speeches both sides of an issue are seemingly supported by the text of the speech.

The American people fully expect the President of the United States to speak for the nation.

For over thirty years the Iranian regime has been at war with the United States.

This war was fought largely by proxies or third-parties such as Hamas and Hezbollah that killed , injured, and captured Americans both civilian and military.

The time has come for President Obama to step up to the podium and read from the teleprompter a short statement on the Iranian after election protest and violence:

The American people and the United States government condemns the violence inflicted upon the Iranian people by current Iranian regime.

We support the Iranian  people’s quest for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness under a democratically elected representative government.

Our prayers go out to the families and friends of Iranians who have been killed or injured in the recent post-election events.

We look forward to working with the Iranian people and representative government to establish cordial and friendly relations that will benefit both the American and Iranian people and nations.

Let me make clear to the nations of the world that the United States firmly opposes any and all efforts by the current Iranian regime to develop and produce nuclear weapons that would be a clear and present danger to the security of all nations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

The United States will stop by any means necessary the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.

The American people and the United States seek peace in the Middle East and hope the Iranian people will assist us in achieving this goal.

While I am sure the President has speech writers that can improve upon the above, saying you are present and will not meddle in Iranian affairs lacks moral clarity and courage. 

The American people totally despise the current Iranian regime and would side with and support the Iranian people that overthrew the regime.

The Iranian regime is responsible for the killing of Americans starting in October 23, 1983 in Beirut Lebanon and continuing to this day in Iraq.

Step up to the podium Mr. President.

24th MAU They Came In Peace: 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing

A tribute to the soldiers, sailors, and Marines killed in the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut.

Beirut Remembered

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Background Articles and Videos

 

Death to Dictatorship: U.S. Must Support Revolution in Iran

Iranian dissidents are risking their lives fighting for their future. The silence from the White House is deafening.

By Nicholas Guariglia 

“…Foreign journalists have been kicked out of the country. Revolutionary Guard thugs have taken to the streets as well, as have regime-loyalist Basij paramilitaries who are out in full force beating, clubbing, machete-slicing, tear-gassing, shooting, arresting, and killing the protesters. One report said upwards of 100 people were killed in Tehran alone. That number is unconfirmed, however.

Should these protests be nurtured and encouraged to proceed to their logical conclusion, this could turn into the best development to come out of the Middle East in sixty years. Should the protesters and rioters be aided, our greatest adversary could become one of our greatest allies overnight. This is a perfect opportunity to advantageously exploit. But how is the United States responding?

Vice President Biden said, “We’re going to withhold comment.” Secretary of State Clinton said, “The United States has refrained from commenting on the election in Iran.” The State Department has refused to condemn the regime’s brutal crackdown. Press Secretary Gibbs said, “Like the rest of the world, we were impressed by the vigorous debate and enthusiasm that this election generated, particularly among young Iranians. We continue to monitor the entire situation closely, including reports of irregularities.” One unnamed White House official said, “There’s no reason to think the [Iranian] regime is not in control.” Another said, “[The election result] might also cause engagement to proceed more swiftly.” …”

“…President Obama’s silence is deafening. This will undoubtedly be considered the most important moment of his first term and he is as quiet as a lamb. According to reports, Obama has received updates on the situation in Iran but “did not convene any high-level White House meetings or conference calls.” Like so many times throughout his short and unlettered Chicago career, Obama has once again decided to vote “present.” Except this time, the issue is not some mundane community organizing red-tape dilemma. The issue is the lifespan of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, and the future of war and peace in Southwest Asia.

Where is the condemnation of Ahmadinejad? Where is the criticism of Khamenei? Where is the denunciation of this stolen election? Where is the show of support and solidarity with the protesters? Where is the rhetorical support for the dissidents and democracy? Better question: where is President Obama, the man who campaigned and effeminately talked the talk about “soft power” until our ears bled? …”

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/death-to-dictatorship-us-must-support-revolution-in-iran/

Iran Election: The Beginning of the End

By Amil Imani & Dr. Arash Irandoost

“…Iran’s President Ahmadinejad, a veteran of the Islamic Republic’s repressive Revolutionary Guard, took office on August 3, 2005, after unexpected win in a sham presidential election — there are no democratic elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. All candidates are prescreened by the Guardian Council before they are allowed to run for office.  In practice, a president of Iran is already chosen through a farce process of giving the voters a chance to elect one of the men hand-picked from the regime’s functionaries, as was the case with President Ahmadinejad.

During the previous “election,” only a small percentage of the voters bothered to vote, since voting under the pre-screening and undemocratic system of the mullahs is more like selection than election. The result of staying away from the polls materialized in the person of the fascist Ahmadinejad.

 

The great majority of the people of Iran are disillusioned and even disgusted by the mediaeval incompetent, oppressive, and corrupt rule of the mullahs, irrespective of which mafia gang is in power. The votes, more than anything else, are protest ballots cast against the entire system, rather than indications of support for the so-called conservative-moderate coalition.

 

It took less than 4 years for Iranians to realize that boycotting the so-called elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran can only bring to power even a worse bunch of Islamofascists. This time around the people turned out to vote for the lesser of two camps of evil — the mullah dominated gang of conservatives and “moderates.”  …”

 

“…The vicious attacks on people by the hired thugs of the regime are failing more and more as the mullahs’ instrument of rule by terror. The police and official security apparatus are less and less willing to exercise brute force to suppress the people. That’s exactly why the regime has imported Arab speaking terrorist groups such as Lebanese Hizbollah and Palestinian thugs.  
In short, Iran is in a state of serious upheaval. Replacing Ahmadinejad with the already tried and proven wanton gang of Rafsanjani-Khatami-Mousavi is not going to change matters much. 

 

As for the West, it is prudent that it does not embark on a trigger-happy, self interested policy. The mullahs’ lease on life, [short of brutal massacre of the Iranian people in the absence of any foreign media] is just about over. A concerted political, economic, and moral support for the long-suffering and valiant Iranian people and the secular opposition can put an end to the shameful and hate-driven Islamofascists of any and all stripes. …”  

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/iran_election_the_beginning_of.html

 

Iran: What next?

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 16, 2009 10:44 AM

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Photo via #iranelection twitterer maydar

Michael Ledeen weighs in:

What’s going to happen?, you ask. Nobody knows, even the major actors. The regime has the guns, and the opposition has the numbers. The question is whether the numbers can be successfully organized into a disciplined force that demands the downfall of the regime. Yes, I know that there have been calls for a new election, or a runoff between Mousavi and Ahmadinezhad. But I don’t think that’s very likely now. The tens of millions of Iranians whose pent-up rage has driven them to risk life and limb against their oppressors are not likely to settle for a mere change in personnel at this point. And the mullahs surely know that if they lose, many of them will face a very nasty and very brief future.

If the disciplined force comes into being, the regime will fall. If not, the regime will survive. Can Mousavi lead such a force? If anyone had said, even a few days ago, that Mousavi would lead a nation-wide insurrection, he’d have been laughed out of the room. Very few foresaw anything like the current situation, although I will claim credit for predicting that neither side in the electoral circus would accept the official verdict.

Does Mousavi even want to change the system? I think he does, and in any event, I think that’s the wrong question. He is not a revolutionary leader, he is a leader who has been made into a revolutionary by a movement that grew up around him. The real revolutionary is his wife, Zahra Rahnavard. And the real question, the key question in all of this, is: why did Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei permit her to become such a charismatic figure? How could he have made such a colossal blunder? It should have been obvious that the very existence of such a woman threatened the dark heart of the Islamic Republic, based as it is on the disgusting misogyny of its founder, the Ayatollah Khomeini. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/16/iran-what-next/

 

More scenes from Iran’s uprising; Update: Gunfire at protest

By Michelle Malkin 

“…You can see real-time photos pouring in over Twitter/Twitpic via this PicFog page. A small sample: …

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/15/more-scenes-from-irans-uprising/

 

 

1983 Beirut barracks bombing

“…In the Beirut barracks bombing (October 23, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon) during the Lebanese Civil War, two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon—killing 299 servicemen, including 220 U.S. Marines. The organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the bombing, but that organization is thought to have been a nom de guerre for Hezbollah—or a group that would later become part of Hezbollah[1]—receiving help from the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2]

Suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs, and the explosives used at the Marine barracks were equivalent to 5,400 kg (12,000 pounds) of TNT. Two minutes later, a similar attack levelled the eight-story ‘Drakkar’ building, killing 58 French paratroopers from 1er RCP (Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes). In the attack on the American barracks, the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and three Army soldiers, along with sixty Americans injured, representing the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima of World War II, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the first day of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II.[3] In the attack on the French barracks, 58 paratroopers were killed and 15 injured, in the single worst military loss for France since the end of the Algerian War.[4] In addition, the elderly Lebanese custodian of the Marines’ building was killed in the first blast.[5]

The blasts led to the withdrawal of the international peacekeeping force from Lebanon, where they had been stationed since the withdrawal of the Palestine Liberation Organization following the Israeli 1982 invasion of Lebanon. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombing

Hamas

“…Hamas (حماس Ḥamās, an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamat al-Islāmiyyah, meaning “Islamic Resistance Movement”) is a Palestinian Islamic socio-political organization which includes a paramilitary force, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.[2][3]. On January 25, 2006, Hamas won the legislative elecions held in the Palestinian Territories, gaining the majority seats in the Palestinian parliament.[5] This further complicated matters in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as it is considered wholly, or in part, a terrorist organization by certain countries and supranational organizations. Since June 2007, after winning a large majority in the Palestinian Parliament and defeating rival Palestinian party Fatah in a series of violent clashes, Hamas has governed the Gaza portion of the Palestinian Territories.

Hamas was created in 1987 by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi and Mohammad Taha of the Palestinian wing of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood at the beginning of the First Intifada, an uprising against Israeli rule in the Palestinian Territories. Hamas launched numerous suicide bombings against Israel,[6] the first of them in April, 1993.[7] Hamas ceased the attacks in 2005 and renounced them in April, 2006.[8] Hamas has also been responsible for Israel-targeted rocket attacks, IED attacks, and shootings, but reduced those operations in 2005 and 2006.[9] In 2008 the rockets reached their peak and then once again went down after Operation Cast Lead.[citation needed]

In January 2006, Hamas was successful in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, taking 76 of the 132 seats in the chamber, while the previous ruling Fatah party took 43.[10] After Hamas’s election victory, violent and non-violent infighting arose between Hamas and Fatah.[11][12] Following the Battle of Gaza in June 2007, elected Hamas officials were ousted from their positions in the Palestinian National Authority government in the West Bank and replaced by rival Fatah members and independents. Hamas retained control of Gaza.[13][14] On June 18, 2007, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Fatah) issued a decree outlawing the Hamas militia.[15] Israel immediately thereafter imposed an economic blockade on Gaza, and Hamas launched rocket attacks upon areas of Israel near its border with Gaza.[16] After the end of a six-month ceasefire the conflict was escalated, and Israel invaded Hamas-ruled Gaza in late December, 2008.[17] Israel withdrew its forces from Gaza in mid-January, 2009,[18] but has maintained its blockade of the Gaza border and airspace.

Through its funding and management of schools, health-care clinics, mosques, youth groups, athletic clubs and day-care centers, Hamas by the mid-1990s had attained a “well-entrenched” presence in the West Bank and Gaza.[19] An estimated 80 to 90 percent of Hamas revenues fund health, social welfare, religious, cultural, and educational services.[20][21][22]

Hamas’s 1988 charter calls for replacing the State of Israel with a Palestinian Islamic state in the area that is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.[23] However, Khaled Meshal, Hamas’s Damascus-based political bureau chief, stated in 2009 that the group would accept the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders and, although unwilling to negotiate a permanent peace with Israel, has offered a temporary, long-term truce, or hudna, that would be valid for ten years.[24]

Hamas describes its conflict with Israel as neither religious[25] nor antisemitic,[26][27] the head of Hamas’s political bureau stating in early 2006 that the conflict with Israel “is not religious but political”, and that Jews have a covenant from God “that is to be respected and protected.” [25] Nonetheless, the Hamas Charter and statements by Hamas leaders are believed by some to be influenced by antisemitic conspiracy theories.[28]

Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by Canada,[29] the European Union,[30][31][32] Israel,[33] Japan,[34] and the United States.[35] Australia[36] and the United Kingdom[37] list the military wing of Hamas, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, as a terrorist organization. The United States and the European Union have implemented restrictive measures against Hamas on an international level.[38][39]

…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas

Hezbollah

“…Hezbollah[1] (Arabic: حزب الله‎ ḥizbu-’llāh(i),[2] literally “party of God”) is a Shi’a Islamist political and paramilitary organisation based in Lebanon.[3] Hezbollah is now also a major provider of social services, which operate schools, hospitals, and agricultural services for thousands of Lebanese Shiites, and plays a significant force in Lebanese politics.[4] It is regarded as a resistance movement throughout much of the Arab and Muslim world.[3] Many governments, including Arab ones, have condemned actions by Hezbollah while others have praised the party.[5][6] Six western countries, including Israel[7] and the United States,[8] regard it in whole or in part as a terrorist organization.

Hezbollah first emerged as a militia in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, also known as Operation Peace for Galilee, in 1982, set on resisting the Israeli occupation of Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war.[3][9] Its leaders were inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini, and its forces were trained and organized by a contingent of Iranian Revolutionary Guards.[10] Hezbollah’s 1985 manifesto listed its three main goals as “putting an end to any colonialist entity” in Lebanon, bringing the Phalangists to justice for “the crimes they [had] perpetrated,” and the establishment of an Islamic regime in Lebanon.[11][12] Recently, however, Hezbollah has made little mention of establishing an Islamic state, and forged alliances across religious lines.[10] Hezbollah leaders have also made numerous statements calling for the destruction of Israel, which they refer to as a “Zionist entity… built on lands wrested from their owners.”[11][12]

Hezbollah, which started with only a small militia, has grown to an organization with seats in the Lebanese government, a radio and a satellite television-station, and programs for social development.[13] Hezbollah maintains strong support among Lebanon’s Shi’a population, and gained a surge of support from Lebanon’s broader population (Sunni, Christian, Druze) immediately following the 2006 Lebanon War,[14] and is able to mobilize demonstrations of hundreds of thousands.[15] Hezbollah alongside with some other groups began the 2006–2008 Lebanese political protests in opposition to the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.[16] Later dispute over Hezbollah preserve its telecoms network led to clashes and Hezbollah-led opposition fighters seized control of several West Beirut neighborhoods from Future Movement militiamen loyal to Fouad Siniora, this areas then handed over to the Lebanese Army.[17] Finally, on the basis of Doha Agreement, Hezbollah was granted veto power in Lebanon’s parliament. In addition, National unity government was formed which Hezbollah has one minister and controls eleven of thirty seats in it.[4][18]

Hezbollah receives its financial support from Iran, Syria, and the donations of Lebanese and other Shi’a.[19][20] It has also gained significantly in military strength the last few years.[21] Despite a June 2008 certification by the United Nations that Israel had withdrawn from all Lebanese territory,[22] in August of that year, Lebanon’s new Cabinet unanimously approved a draft policy statement which secures Hezbollah’s existence as an armed organization and guarantees its right to “liberate or recover occupied lands.” Since 1992, the organization has been headed by Hassan Nasrallah, its Secretary-General. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah

Edwards Calls Out Obama on Lame “Present” Vote

 

 

Two Guys in a Newsroom (June 17, 2009)

 

Karl Rove on Obama’s reaction to the election in Iran

 

Fox Report on Unrest in Iran – Post Election

 

 

Iranian Riots – Protesters show the Riot Police some kindness (Jun 16th)

 

 

Michael Ledeen on the Iranian Election – Part 1

 

Michael Ledeen on the Iranian Election – Part 2


 

 

Laura Ingraham goes nuclear on Obama over Iranian crisis

 

Iranian Nuclear Power Plant Open For Business

 

John Bolton about Iran nuclear testing


 

Dennis Miller interviews Mark Steyn, June 16, 2009. Part 1/2

 

Dennis Miller interviews Mark Steyn, June 16, 2009. Part 1/2

 

Riz Khan- The Neocons and Iran

 

Iran’s Supreme Leader Dismisses Obama Overtures


 

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President Obama Fires Inspector General Gerald Walpin–Teapot Scandle Slowly Simmers!

Posted on June 16, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Cult, Economics, Education, Employment, liberty, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Security, Talk Radio, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

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The Inspector General

 

Byron York returns to the Glenn Beck show for another AmeriCorp update


 

 

CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight Reports on Obama Firing of Inspector General

 

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Laura Ingraham Compares Obama Firing to Mafia Hit

 

 Obama’s Fired Inspector General Walpin: It’s ‘Important That The Public Know What’s Going On’

 

Obama Fires Inspector General for doing his Job – IG Gerald Walpin interviewed by Glenn Beck

 

Obama / Saul Alinski — Part 1

 

Obama / Saul Alinski — Part 2

 

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Glenn Beck – Who is Gerald Walpin, fired AmeriCorps Inspector General


 

OBAMA TRANSPARENCY LIE

 

THE LIE CLOCK

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A man died and went to heaven As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates,

he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

He asked, “What are all those clocks?”

St. Peter answered, “Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a
Lie-Clock.

Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move.”

“Oh,” said the man, “whose clock is that?”

“That’s Mother Teresa’s. The hands have never moved, indicating that
she never told a lie.”

“Incredible,” said the man”. And whose clock is that one?”

St. Peter responded, “That’s Abraham Lincoln’s clock. The hands have
moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire
Life.”

“Where’s Barack Obama’s clock?” asked the man.

“Obama’s clock is in Jesus’ office. He’s using it as a ceiling fan.

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 I’m a Little Teapot

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Gerald Walpin speaks: The inside story of the AmeriCorps firing

By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent

“…The White House’s decision to fire AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin came amid politically-charged tensions inside the Corporation for National and Community Service, the organization that runs AmeriCorps.  Top executives at the Corporation, Walpin explained in an hour-long interview Saturday, were unhappy with his investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California and a prominent supporter of President Obama. Walpin’s investigation also sparked conflict with the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento amid fears that the probe — which could have resulted in Johnson being barred from ever winning another federal grant — might stand in the way of the city receiving its part of billions of dollars in federal stimulus money.  After weeks of standoff, Walpin, whose position as inspector general is supposed to be protected from influence by political appointees and the White House, was fired.

Walpin learned his fate Wednesday night.  He was driving to an event in upstate New York when he received a call from Norman Eisen, the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform.  “He said, ‘Mr. Walpin, the president wants me to tell you that he really appreciates your service, but it’s time to move on,’” Walpin recalls.  “Eisen said, ‘You can either resign, or I’ll tell you that we’ll have to terminate you.’” …”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Gerald-Walpin-speaks-the-inside-story-of-the-AmeriCorps-firing-48030697.html

The White House Fires a Watchdog

The curious case of the inspector general and a Presidential ally.

“…President Obama swept to office on the promise of a new kind of politics, but then how do you explain last week’s dismissal of federal Inspector General Gerald Walpin for the crime of trying to protect taxpayer dollars? This is a case that smells of political favoritism and Chicago rules.

A George W. Bush appointee, Mr. Walpin has since 2007 been the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees such subsidized volunteer programs as AmeriCorps. In April 2008 the Corporation asked Mr. Walpin to investigate reports of irregularities at St. HOPE, a California nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson. St. HOPE had received an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant, which was supposed to go for three purposes: tutoring for Sacramento-area students; the redevelopment of several buildings; and theater and art programs. …”

“…Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, a co-sponsor of the IG Reform Act, is now demanding that the Corporation hand over its communications on this mess. He also wants to see any contact with the office of First Lady Michelle Obama, who has taken a particular interest in AmeriCorps, and whose former chief of staff, Jackie Norris, recently arrived at the Corporation as a “senior adviser.”

If this seems like small beer, keep in mind that Mr. Obama promised to carefully watch how every stimulus dollar is spent. In this case, the evidence suggests that his White House fired a public official who refused to roll over to protect a Presidential crony. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124511811033017539.html

 

The curious firing of Gerald Walpin gets … curiouser

“…Senator Charles Grassley has demanded records from the Obama administration over the dismissal of the Inspector General for Americorps and raises the possibility that Barack Obama broke a law he co-sponsored in the Senate that protects the independence of the IGs.  The firing comes as the Obama administration cut a sweetheart deal with a major Obama backer that allows him to receive federal funding as mayor of Sacramento, and fails to repay taxpayers for the money Kevin Johnson admittedly took illegally: …”

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/15/the-curious-firing-of-gerald-walpin-gets-curiouser/

Gerald Walpin firing controversy

“…A controversy arose in June, 2009, over the firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin by U.S. President Barack Obama, after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson of misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political activities. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden, Obama said that the reason for the firing was because “It is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general… That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general.”[1]

The firing was considered controversial. For example, a Wall St. Journal editorial on the matter stated, “President Obama swept to office on the promise of a new kind of politics, but then how do you explain last week’s dismissal of federal Inspector General Gerald Walpin for the crime of trying to protect taxpayer dollars? This is a case that smells of political favoritism and Chicago rules… last year Congress passed the Inspectors General Reform Act, which requires the President to give Congress 30 days notice, plus a reason, before firing an inspector general. A co-sponsor of that bill was none other than Senator Obama.”[2] According to Associated Press, Johnson is a friend and supporter of Obama.[1]

According to Associated Press, during September 2008, Walpin discovered misuse of federal grants by Johnson and the St. HOPE Academy, a nonprofit educational program founded by Johnson. Johnson and St. HOPE agreed to repay half of the $847,000 in grant money they had received from AmeriCorps between 2004 and 2007. Associated Press also reported that Walpin was criticized by the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento for how he handled the investigation of Johnson and the academy. Acting U.S. Attorney Lawrence Brown said that Walpin’s conclusions seemed overstated and did not accurately reflect all the information gathered from the investigation.[3]

On June 16, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), said the president failed to follow a law that she had sponsored, which requires that the President give Congress 30 days advance notice of an inspector general’s firing, along with the cause for the firing. McCaskill stated, “Loss of confidence is not a sufficient reason.” She also stated, “I’m hopeful the White House will provide a more substantive rationale, in writing, as quickly as possible.” That same day, a White House lawyer said that Walpin was fired because he was “unduly disruptive” and engaged in “trouble and inappropriate conduct.”[4] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Walpin_firing_controversy

 

Obama Fires CNCS Watchdog

Inspector general removed after scathing report on AmeriCorps grantee.

By  Nancy Lewis

“…Officials insisted that Walpin’s removal was not connected to recent controversies but was merely a routine change that came with a change in administrations. But those routine changes are rarely announced or characterized as “removal.”

A statement issued by Nicola Goren, acting CEO of the corporation, said that board chairman Alan Solomont and vice chair Stephen Goldsmith fully supported the move.  CNCS spokeswoman Ranit Schmelzer would not say if they requested Walpin’s removal. The announcement said he has 30 days to vacant the office.

The action leaves the top four positions at CNCS – chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer and inspector general – vacant or filled temporarily, at a time when the corporation is charged with increasing its capacity to 250,000 volunteers by 2017. By then the budget is expected to rise to nearly $6 billion annually, from $1.19 billion.

Maria Eitel, a Nike vice president chosen by Obama to lead CNCS, abruptly withdrew her name late last month, five weeks after her selection was announced, citing health problems. The president’s announcement of  the choice of Eitel was made with great public fanfare, but her withdrawal was also announced through a statement from Goren, released late on the Friday before Memorial Day. …”

“…At the same time, Walpin was challenging the resolution of charges against Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson stemming from the Hood Corps, a project of St. Hope Academy, which he started in one of the city’s low-income neighborhoods. The IG audit found that the program misused virtually all its funds and did little of what was outlined in its grant proposal.

Specifically, the audit found that Johnson and other officials of Neighborhood Corps used AmeriCorps volunteers to recruit students for a charter school run by its parent program, improperly paid at two school employees with AmeriCorps funds for duties they did not perform, improperly used volunteers to perform personal errands for Johnson (including washing his car and driving him to personal appearances) and used the AmeriCorps volunteers to engage in political activities in connection with a board of education election.

Johnson, who was elected mayor in November, was barred from receiving federal grant money – the most serious action that the agency can take again a person or program.

When questions were raised about whether Johnson’s city would therefore be ineligible to receive federal stimulus funds, a settlement was reached with the U.S. attorney’s office calling for repayment of about half the grant money. Johnson was to pay a portion of the money, with the agency he had headed paying the remainder over five years.  The ban on funds to Johnson was also lifted.

In a letter to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), head of the Senate committee that oversees the corporation, and other congressional leaders, Walpin objected to the settlement, saying St. Hope was insolvent and likely would not be able to repay the money. …”

http://www.youthtoday.org/publication/article.cfm?article_id=2949

 

Obama’s AmeriCrooks and cronies scandal Updated

By Michelle Malkin  

“….My syndicated column today digs further into Obama’s AmeriCorruption. We now have the White House in full Chicago thug mode — maligning fired AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin as “confused” and “disoriented.” Yep, that was the response after Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill weighed in and pronounced herself unsatistifed with Obama’s “loss of confidence” rationale.

Implying that Walpin has lost his marbles is desperate and lame. Walpin has been consistenly lucid and laser-sharp in every TV and radio interview I’ve seen or heard — including on the Laura Ingraham show yesterday, where he noted that evidence in the Sacramento mayor/NBA star/Obama crony Kevin Johnson case was destroyed.

Far from being “confused” and “disoriented,” Walpin is clear as day. Anyone who actually reads through his audits and investigative reports knows that. You can, should, and must read Walpin’s reports both on CUNY funding abuse and on the Johnson scandal here. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/17/obamas-americrooks-and-cronies-scandal/

 

Obama’s Americorps scandal — and the First Lady’s meddling

By Michelle Malkin  

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“…President Obama is hoping you won’t notice his abrupt change of inspectors general over at Americorps, the government-run, taxpayer-subsidized “community service” boondoggle (which Republicans helped expand as part of the $6 billion GIVE/SERVE Act in March despite its wasteful track record. Thanks, Republicans).

With intervention from Michelle Obama, the Americorps inspector general was given the boot and replaced — for doing his job too well, it seems, and uncovering squandering of funds by favored contributors, educational institutions, and left-wing groups.

This Associated Press article only scratches the surface: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/12/obamas-americorps-scandal-and-the-first-ladys-meddling/

Your AmeriCorps grant dollars at work

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 16, 2009 03:25 PM
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Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

Spend, spend, spend — and no one to watch over all this new AmeriCorps spending. The Obamas wouldn’t have it any other way: …”

 http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/16/your-americorps-grant-dollars-at-work/

 

Saul Alinsky

“…Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois – June 12, 1972, Carmel, California) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing in America, the political practice of organizing communities to act in common self-interest.[1]

Community organizing

Alinsky came up with the idea of power analysis, which looks at relationships built on self-interest between corporations, banks and utilities.

In the 1930s, Alinsky organized the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago (made infamous by Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle for the horrific working conditions in the Union Stock Yards). He went on to found the Industrial Areas Foundation while organizing the Woodlawn neighborhood, which trained organizers and assisted in the founding of community organizations around the country. In Rules for Radicals (his final work, published in 1971 one year before his death), he addressed the 1960s generation of radicals, outlining his views on organizing for mass power. In the first chapter, opening paragraph of the book Alinsky writes, “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.”[4]

In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing in the prologue,

“There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don’t encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let’s not let it happen by default.”[4]

Views and approach

Alinsky was a critic of mainstream liberalism, which he considered passive and ineffective. In Rules for Radicals, he argued that the most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired ends, and that an intermediate end for radicals should be democracy because of its relative ease to work within to achieve other ends of social justice. In 1969, he was awarded the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky  

 

Obama signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, April 21, 2009

 

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“Freedom is critically threatened when the government is given exclusive powers to provide certain services–powers which, in order to achieve its purpose, it must use for discretionary coercion of individuals.”

~Friedrick A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, page 232.

The Meaning of Independence Day

Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights

 

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

“…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. …”

http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/index.htm

More and more Americans are waking up to the fact that the Federal Government is a clear and present danger to their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Nancy Armstron, Displaced Democrat Switches To Tea Party

 

Patrick Beck No Longer a Republican and Looking For Good Candidates

 

The threat is massive unprecedented Federal Government spending, deficits, debts, taxes and regulations.

Stop Spending Our Future – The Crisis

 

Stop The Spending and Deficits

US Federal Government Deficits

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Stop Drowing The American People in Debt

Daniel J. Mitchell – USA: Drowning In Debt?

 

China Buying Hard Assets- $80 Billion in Gold- No Media Coverage


 

The Federal Government in the last election was taken over by progressive radical socialists within the Democratic Party.

Their chosen one, Barack Hussein Obama, like God without a birth certificate, promised hope and change.

The political supporters and campaign contributors of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party paid and hoped for and are getting the change they wanted– the crime of the century.

The change is unconstitutional, unconstrained and criminal Federal spending on bailouts for banks and businesses, handouts in the form of stimulus spending to fund construction jobs employing mostly criminal aliens, and political payoffs to organizations and unions such as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), SEIU (Services Employee International Union), UAW (United Auto Workers), and the NEA (Nationl Education Association).

Obama’s Organized Crime Syndicate: ACORN, CCI, SEIU, TARP, GE, Cap and Trade?–Video Exposé

These massive increases in Federal spending required the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party to propose an equally massive new Energy Tax on carbon emissions called Cap and Trade that would would tax all energy consumption for electricity, heating oil and gasoline.

If the proposed Energy Tax or Cap and Trade is passed, every American would be paying thousands of dollars each year as a hidden tax in the price of goods and services. The American people’s electrical, gasoline, and heating oil bills will skyrocket!

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

 

If the proposed Energy Tax or Cap and Trade is not passed, the Democratic Party’s plan B is a new national Federal sales tax in the form of a hidden value–added tax included in the price of all purchased goods and services.

This would be a new tax on top of all the other taxes the American people now pay–they have no shame!

The American people are already overtaxed and the progresssive radical socialist Democratic Party want a massive new hidden Energy Tax–Cap and Trade and/or a value-added tax.

The taxes will be used to fund a massive increase government spending including even more subsisides for their political supporters in the form of bailouts, handouts and payoffs–the crime of the century.

Obama’s Value Added Tax VAT On American Goods

 

Wake up America they are using the Federal Government to rob you of your hard-earned income.

 

Barack Obama talks about Tax Cuts for the Working American

 

Glenn Beck on Obama’s Universal Health Care


 

The progressive radical socialist Democratic Party are an organized crime gang of thieves and liars that should be in prison not in the Whitehouse and Congress. 

The only thing transparent about these taxes is the repeated lies that we need the taxes to save the planet from man-made global warming or climate change.

Unstoppable Solar Cycles


 

No mention is made by President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party of the millions of jobs that will be lost as a direct result of these hidden taxes on energy, goods and service and millions of businesses fleeing to other countries to avoid these taxes and regulations in search of cheaper labor and energy.

 

Stop The Cap and Trade Carbon Dioxide Energy Tax

MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN CARBON EMISSIONS ARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY DEBATE: PETER HUBER

 

Both the Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs are facing a future flood of rising deficits that must be addressed now to avoid drastic cuts in benenfits and/or significant increases in taxes.

I.O.U.S.A. Bonus Reel: A $53 Trillion Federal Financial Hole

 

I.O.U.S.A. Bonus Reel: Deficits and Social Security

 

I.O.U.S.A. Bonus Reel: Social Security+Medicare Projections

 

Our Country is Broke – How You Can Fix It

 

I.O.U.S.A.: Byte-Sized – The 30 Minute Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_TjBNjc9Bo

Instead of confronting this ticking time bomb, the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party proposed a  huge new entitlement program, Obama’s Universal Health Care Bill, that would make entitlement spending, budget deficits, and the Natioanl Debt even worse.

6-9-09 – John Goodman – Fox News – Health Care Reform

 

Obama Urges Health Care System Overhaul

 

Barack Obama: Social Security and Medicare


 

Ensuring Access to Health Insurance: Advice for Obama

 

Fox News Panel Discusses Obama Health Care Reform

 

1 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

 

2 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

 

3 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

 

4 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

 

5 Of 5 What To Expect With OBAMA’S Proposed “HEALTH CARE REFORM” / March 12, 2009

 

Roughly 50 million people in the United States do not have medical insurance coverage.

Who are these 50 million people?

About 20 to 30 million are illegal immigrants or criminal aliens working in the United States for employers who do not provide them with medical insurance coverage.

These 20 to 30 million criminal aliens should be removed from their jobs by requiring all employers to E-Verify the names of all their employees to determine their status to work legally in the United States.

CNN Lou Dobbs on E-Verify

 

Obama Admin wants to kill E-Verifyify

 

Criminal aliens should be removed from their place of employment and deported to their country of origin.

Instead President Obama continues to promote illegal immigration by refusing to require all employers to use the E-Verify system and not just Federal contractors.

In so doing the President is dishonoring the oath of office he took to defend the Constitution.

Presidential Oath Takers and Oath Breakers–Stopping The 20 Million Mexican Illegal Alien Invasion of the United States!

Currently there are over 15 million unemployed American citizens in the United States.

More Americans are now unemployed than in 1933, the worst year of The Great Depression when about 13 million Americans were unemployed.

Unemployment Rate Surges

 

United States Economic Depressions–The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly–Obama’s Depression–Over 15,000,000 Americans Seek Full Time Job!

Instead of removing and deporting criminal aliens, the progressive radical socialists want to give them amnesty aka a “pathway to citizenship” and universal health care  to attract even more illegal immigrants to the United Stated by providing a new health care entitlement program.

This is a betrayal of the American people and the rule of law by the political elites in Washington D.C.

There are about 20 to 30 million American citizens who do not have medical insurance coverage.

Approximatley 10 to 15 million can afford medical insurance but chose not to purchase the coverage.

Another 10 to 15 million are between jobs and unemployed.

The sooner these Americans find a job, the sooner they will have the money to purchase medical insurance coverage or obtain coverage through their new employers as an employee benefit.

This leaves roughly 5 to 10 million Americans who are disabled, have a pre-existing medical condition, and are poor or destitute and cannot  afford to purchase private medical insurance.

The majority  of these Americans already qualify for Medicaid but chose simply not to apply for the benefits.

Also many states also have special medical insurance programs for individuals who are unable to qualify for a private medical insurance because of a pre-existing medical condition.

By far the best health care reform plan is that proposed by Senator Tom Coburn and Congressman Paul Ryan–The Patient’s Choice Act:

The Patients’ Choice Act (1 of 4) Press Conference (Senator Burr and Congressman Ryan)

 

The Patients’ Choice Act (2 of 4) Press Conference (Senator Burr and Congressman Ryan)

 

The Patients’ Choice Act (3 of 4) Press Conference (Senator Burr and Congressman Ryan)

 

The Patients’ Choice Act (4 of 4) Press Conference (Senator Burr and Congressman Ryan)

 

Health Savings Accounts are also becoming increasingly popular:

Health Savings Accounts: Part I, The Basics

 

Health Savings Accounts – Part 2 – HDHP Insurance

 

The vast majority of the American people like and are satisfied with their existing private medical insurance plan and want to keep them.

The vast majority of the American people do not want to pay more taxes on their existing medical insurance coverage so that either a criminal alien working here illegally or American citizens who can afford to purchase medical insurance can have President Obama Universal Health Care government coverage.

The vast majority of the American people want both the Social Security and Medicare entitlement program saved from eventual insolvency by putting both programs on an acturially sound financial foundation.

The first priority should be the reform of both Social Security and Medicare so that every American has ownership rights both in their Social Security account and in their Medicare insurance plan and is no longer dependent upon the Federal Government’s mere promise of future benefit payments.

Instead the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party lead by President Obama proposed a new major entitlement, Universal Health Care that would destroy even more jobs and make the American people even more dependent upon the Federal Government for their retirement income or medical care.

 

Here is what President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party really wants to do:

Obama on single payer health insurance

 

Dem Rep: Obama Goal to Destroy Health Care System

 

Here is what President Obama says for public consumption:

Obama Healthcare

 

The Federal Government with Medicare  pays doctors and hospitals signifigantly less than what they must charge their other patients to cover their cost.

 

Government caused the uninsured

 

This means doctors and hospitals must charge those with private insurance significantly more to recope their costs.

This is one of the reasons health insurance premiums are rising.

A government or public health care provider or insurer would do the same as it now does with Medicare.

This would eventually drive out or crowd-out private insurers that would have to charge their customers higher premiums.

Once private competitors are driven out of business, the American people would be stuck with a single payor Federal Government system.

This is exactly what the progressive radical socialist Democrtic Party wants.

Once this happens the Federal Government will ration health care to minimize costs to the program.

Rationing Your Health: The danger of government-run health care

The Federal Government should not be in the insurance business.

The Medicare program is in serious financial trouble even when it routinely pays only 70% to 80% of doctor and hospital charges!

The Federal Government is one of the causes or drivers resulting in high medical costs. Expanding government role will only make the problem worse.

President Obama fails to mention that it is government intervention by the states in requiring certain mandated coverages be included in the plan also drives up the cost of medical insurance by 20% to 50%.

The cost of malpractice insurance is another driver of rising medical insurance premium.

Federal and state tort reform with caps or maximums on awards for damagaes would also go a long way to reduce rising premiums for health or medical insurance coverage.

Texans for Lawsuit Reform

 

Governor Perry Visits Llano, Texas, Talks Tort Reform

 

Texas Doctor Says Hawaii Needs To Reform Health Care

 

And this is an example of what President Obama does to honest Federal Government employees:

 

 Investigator of Basketball Star Kevin Johnson Fired by Obama

 

This is certainly not a reason for the American people to celebrate Independence Day.

The fiscally irresponsible spending, deficits, debts, and taxes proposed by President Obama and the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party in Congress have created a crisis of confidence among business owners and consumers–the American people.

Small to medium size businesses and not the Federal Government create the majority of jobs, income and wealth in the United States.

These business owners have lost confidence in Congress, the President of the United States, and the Federal Government.

The United States needs economic policies that would promote a massive increase in private investment in captial goods and inventory as well as individual savings.

What would restore both business owner and consumer confidence?

  1. Passage of the FairTax, a national consumption sales tax, that would replace all Federal taxes including income, payroll, alternative minimum, captal gains, gift and estate taxes. This would be followed in the near future with a single tax amendment to the United States Constitution that would prohibit all other Federal taxes except the Fair Tax.
  2. Passage of a six month tax-holiday (July 1 through December 31, 2009) from all Federal business and individual income and payroll taxes. This would permit an orderly transition from the old and shrinking income tax base to the new and growing consumption sales tax base.
  3. Passage of The Patients’ Choice Act.
  4. Passage of a balanced Federal budget and in the near future a balanced budget amendment to the United States Consititution so as to preclude all future deficits except for the declared wars.

The above four economic policies if implemented would truly transform the United States economy.

The result would be a rapid economic recovery from the current worsening recession with a huge increase in job, income and wealth creation and a world-wide economic boom.

The above will happen if all Americans–Independents, Democrats, and Republicans–take spontaneous action and dare to move to a Celebration of Independence Day, July 4, 2009.

You are invited to attend a Ice Tea Party on July 4, 2009, Independence Day!

Freeze Government Spending and Taxes With A Balanced Budget and The FairTax!

 

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Join the Second American Revolution

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Second American Revolution–Tea Party Celebrations–Washington Fair–July 4, 2009–An Open Invitation To The American People

American People’s Plan = 6 Month Tax Holiday + FairTax = Real Hope + Real Change!–Millions To March On Washington D.C. Saturday, July 4, 2009!

Independents Lead The The Second American Revolution Surge–Independence Day–Saturday July 4, 2009 In Washington D.C.–Tea Party Time–On To Washington–Dare You To Move!

Please Spread The Message of Liberty

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

 

Let Freedom Ring

 

 

Thomas Paine on to Washington

 

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God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

 

“The conflict between the ideal of freedom and the desire to “correct” the distribution of incomes so as to make it more “just” is usually not clearly recognized. But those who pursue distributive justice will in practice find themselves obstructed at every move by the rule of law. They must, from the very nature of their aim, favor discriminatory and discretionary action. But the ultimate result of their efforts will necessarily be, not a modification of the existing orders, but its complete abandonment and replacement by an altogether different system–the command economy.”

~Friedrick A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, page 231.

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Tea Party Day

“…Thank you for your willingness to organize a TEA Party rally in your community on July 4.

I suggest you call a few of your friends and ask them to help you organize and invite others to participate.

Check the locations button on the TEAPartyDay.com home page and see if there is anyone else organizing a TEA Party in your community.  If so, call that person and see if you can work together to promote the event.

Tell your friends, family, church members, co-workers and everyone else you know about the protest. Invite them to attend with you. We have a few TEA Party buttons and stickers remaining.  To order, go to TEAPartyDay.com.  

Make signs with legible slogans that send a clear message to the public and the media to use at the rally.  You might want to bring some American flags as well.

Call your local talk radio hosts and ask them to announce the location, date and time on the air for a few days leading up to the protest. Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper announcing the protest.   Write a press release and email, mail and fax copies to the local TV stations, radio stations and newspapers. Call the reporters that cover local events or politics and leave messages on their voice mail.

To help you get the word out, below is a sample press release which you should mail to your local paper, radio stations, and television stations.  Feel free to adapt the press release.  Make sure you are listed on the press release as the contact person and put your phone number where you can be reached at the top of the press release.

 

A group of citizens in (name of your community) are organizing a TEA Party rally in front of city hall on July 4, the day we celebrate our nation’s independence.  The TEA Party is part of a national movement to protest the spending of trillions of dollars which will leave our great-grandchildren a debt they must pay.

Nationwide rallies are being promoted by American Family Association. Rallies are schedule in over a thousand cities across the nation. More information about the rallies can be found on the Internet at TEAPartyDay.com.  …”

 

http://teapartyday.com/Organize.aspx

 

ABC: The All Barack Channel

By Michelle Malkin  

“…ABC News should be required to register as a federal lobbyist.

On June 24, Drudge reports, the network will broadcast from inside the White House to air a propaganda special for Obamacare.

Opposing voices will reportedly be excluded. ABC News says “thoughtful” and “diverse” points of view will be allowed. In other words: Shills of all colors!

ABC: The All Barack Channel.

Rush calls ‘em our state-run media.

I call it government-controlled stenography.

Sharpen your pencils, boys and girls, and look spiffy when Dear Leader comes to greet you.

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Doug Powers creates a new logo for the All Barack Channel.

Here’s my via Logobama:

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http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/16/abc-the-all-barack-channel/

 

Obama’s Health Cost Illusion

The President’s main case for reform is rooted in false claims and little evidence.

“…A far better alternative is to increase individual responsibility for medical decisions. In 1965, the average American paid more than half of his health care out of pocket. Spending has since increased sevenfold, but the amount that consumers pay directly hasn’t even doubled. When people aren’t exposed to the true cost of their care — though it is paid in foregone wages and higher taxes for public programs — they consume more care. The research of MIT economist Amy Finkelstein suggests that roughly half of the real increase in U.S. health spending between 1950 and 1990 is due to Medicare and the spread of third-party, first-dollar insurance.

Increasing cost-sharing would discipline the health spending curve and give it a more rational bent. As societies grow richer, it makes sense that people will invest more in their own well-being. Health is a superior good, while the utility of wealth is fairly low if you’re dead. The U.S. health cost “crisis” is that we spend so much without incentives to weigh the costs against the benefits.

Yet the entire Obama agenda is about increasing political, rather than individual, control of the health markets. …”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124442772329993085.html

 

Sally Pipes on Why Universal Health Care Will Kill You

“…President Obama is promising universal health care for Americans.

God help us.

Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, explained on the “Mark Levin Show” last night why government health care has been a disaster everywhere it’s been tried and would be a catastrophe for the United States.

Americans hate standing in line and they won’t tolerate the health care rationing the government is planning to impose on Americans.

“They don’t like standing at line at the post office, as you know, Mark, they don’t like standing in line at the DMV. When the government takes over their health care, they’ll be standing in line waiting for care,” said Pipes, a native Canadian who knows whereof she speaks.

Canadians, Pipes pointed out, come to the United States to seek treatment instead of dying on Canadian government waiting lists. …”

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8840

 

“…Introduction

Most Americans have health insurance through their employers. But employment is no longer a guarantee of health insurance coverage.

As America continues to move from a manufacturing-based economy to a service economy, and employee working patterns continue to evolve, health insurance coverage has become less stable. The service sector offers less access to health insurance than its manufacturing counterparts. Further, an increasing reliance on part-time and contract workers who are not eligible for coverage means fewer workers have access to employer-sponsored health insurance.

Due to rising health insurance premiums, many small employers cannot afford to offer health benefits. Companies that do offer health insurance, often require employees to contribute a larger share toward their coverage. As a result, an increasing number of Americans have opted not to take advantage of job-based health insurance because they cannot afford it.

Who are Who are the uninsured?

  • Nearly 46 million Americans, or 18 percent of the population under the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2007, the latest government data available.1
  • The number of uninsured rose 2.2 million between 2005 and 2006 and has increased by almost 8 million people since 2000.1
  • The large majority of the uninsured (80 percent) are native or naturalized citizens.2
  • The increase in the number of uninsured in 2006 was focused among working age adults. The percentage of working adults (18 to 64) who had no health coverage climbed from 19.7 percent in 2005 to 20.2 percent in 2006.1 Nearly 1.3 million full-time workers lost their health insurance in 2006.
  • Nearly 90 million people – about one-third of the population below the age of 65 spent a portion of either 2006 or 2007 without health coverage.3
  • Over 8 in 10 uninsured people come from working families – almost 70 percent from families with one or more full-time workers and 11 percent from families with part-time workers.2
  • The percentage of people (workers and dependents) with employment-based health insurance has dropped from 70 percent in 1987 to 62 percent in 2007. This is the lowest level of employment-based insurance coverage in more than a decade.4, 5
  • In 2005, nearly 15 percent of employees had no employer-sponsored health coverage available to them, either through their own job or through a family member.6
  • In 2007, 37 million workers were uninsured because not all businesses offer health benefits, not all workers qualify for coverage and many employees cannot afford their share of the health insurance premium even when coverage is at their fingertips.1
  • The number of uninsured children in 2007 was 8.1 million – or 10.7 percent of all children in the U.S.1
  • Young adults (18-to-24 years old) remained the least likely of any age group to have health insurance in 2007 – 28.1 percent of this group did not have health insurance.1
  • The percentage and the number of uninsured Hispanics increased to 32.1 percent and 15 million in 2007.1
  • Nearly 40 percent of the uninsured population reside in households that earn $50,000 or more.1 A growing number of middle-income families cannot afford health insurance payments even when coverage is offered by their employers. …”

http://www.nchc.org/facts/coverage.shtml

Why That 48 Million Uninsured Number is Wrong

“…Numbers in the 40-million range regularly used by proponents of health care “reform” are based on reports from the Census Bureau which show, for example, over 45 million people “not covered” in 2007. However, these numbers are extremely misleading for several reasons, and the difference is critical not simply as a debating point but as a context for appropriate government policy changes.

  • The Census Bureau itself says that “Health insurance coverage is likely to be underreported…” (See Appendix C of THIS report) For example, “16.9 percent of people with an MSIS record indicating Medicaid coverage reported…that they were uninsured.”
  • According to Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, “as many as 12 million uninsured Americans are eligible for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program–but they haven’t signed up.”
  • More than half of the uninsured are between 18 and 34 years of age, a group which has relatively few expensive health issues and for whom self-insuring (paying their own medical bills) makes sense. Only 14% of people over the age of 55% are uninsured.
  • Over 9 million of the “uninsured” have household incomes over $75,000.
  • Roughly 30% of the uninsured are without insurance for less than 6 months (though this statistic will likely worsen during the current recession).
  • And finally, estimates are that between 7.5 million to over 10 million of the uninsured (15% of them or more) are illegal immigrants.

The number of chronically uninsured people who would prefer to have insurance but can’t afford it is likely 10-12 million people, or one quarter of the number often repeated by the media. Reporters who cite the 48 million number without providing a full context do their readers a great disservice. …”

http://nrinstitute.org/mediamalpractice/?p=134

Bad medicine: Obamacare poster art, Round 3

By Michelle Malkin  

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The Obamacare government takeover plan has provided a welcome stimulus of creativity and fighting spirit on the Right. Last week, we featured Rounds One and Two of the Obamacare photoshop poster contest. They just keep getting better. Print, save, and fax your favorites to your congressional reps. Bring one to an Obamacare protest near you — like the ones in Seattle and Green Bay. Give one to your favorite doctor, nurse, or other health care professional as Obama urges them to swallow their socialized medicine. (Details on Obama’s upcoming speech to the AMA in Chicago today here.)

Make your views seen and your voices heard. It’s making a difference: “Votes seen lacking for Obama healthcare program.” …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/15/bad-medicine-obamacare-poster-art-round-3/

 

Death, taxes & Obamacare: Poster contest, Round Two

By Michelle Malkin

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“…We kicked off the Obamacare poster contest yesterday with some fantastic entries — spearheaded by Scott G. at Ah, Shoot.

Readers have risen to the challenge! Here’s round two. Vote on your favorite. Print ‘em out. Spread the word. Counter the ACORN/SEIU mob taking to the streets to take over your health care. Resistance must be met not just in the halls of Congress, but in your neighborhoods, at the grocery store, in your car window, everywhere at the grass-roots level: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/09/death-taxes-obamacare-poster-contest-round-two/

 

Obamacare poster contest: Coming to a hospital near you!; Updated with new entries

By Michelle Malkin  

(Update: Round Two is here.)

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Okay, Army of Photoshoppers. Scott G. at Ah, Shoot is fighting the government takeover of the health care industry with all of his artistic power — and has issued a challenge for an Obamacare poster contest. He has adapted old WWII art to inform the public of the consequences of Obamacare. (The posters are all in the public domain and you can find a huge collection here. Longtime readers will recall the incredible WWII-inspired Pshops readers sent in to counter the NYTimes’ blabbermouth reporting.) As I’ve said before, this battle must be won not just in the halls of Congress, but on the ground, in the airwaves…and in the culture. There’s work to be done and a fight to be won.

Get to it: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/08/obamacare-poster-contest-coming-to-a-hospital-near-you/

 

41% Favor Public Sector Health Care Option, 41% Disagree

“..Forty-one percent (41%) of American adults believe it would be a good idea to set up a government health insurance company to compete with private health insurance companies. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that an identical number (41%) disagree.

President Obama is now aggressively campaigning to build support for creating such public-sector competition. Later today, he is expected to give a major address to the American Medical Association that outlines his health care reform goals including the creation of a government-run health insurance company.

Just 32% of Americans believe that the addition of a public sector insurance option would reduce the cost of health care. Forty percent (40%) say it would not.

Sixty-three percent (63%) say it’s likely that a government insurance company would lose money and require taxpayer subsidies. Just 20% say that’s not likely.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans believe private insurance companies will provide better service and more choice than the government option. Thirty-four percent (34%) hold the opposite view. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/healthcare/june_2009/41_favor_public_sector_health_care_option_41_disagree

 

Republicans Offer Health Care Solution, the Patients’ Choice Act

 

Senator Tom Coburn talks about his health care plan pt. 1

 

Senator Tom Coburn talks about his health care plan pt. 2

 

Ideas Changing the World

 

Universal Healthcare Debate 1: Introduction (1/12)

 

Universal Healthcare Debate 1: Introduction (2/12)

 

Universal Healthcare Debate 1: Introduction (3/12)

 

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http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/

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Please take a minute to sign this petition keeping Government control OUT of healthcare.

http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/

 

 

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Queen–Videos

Posted on June 13, 2009. Filed under: Art, Blogroll, Life, Links, Music, People, Quotations, Raves, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 

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” Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid. “

“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrica! event.”

“I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.” 

“What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy? “

“I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend. “

~Freddie Mecury

 

“We Will Rock You” – Queen [High Definition]

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Queen – Under Pressure [ High Definition ]

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody [ High Definition ]

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Queen – Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy 1977

Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (BBC Version)

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Queen | Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting


 

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Freddie Mercury Vocal Improvisation in Milton keynes 1982

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxbFLYa0_bw

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdt5QwssWY4 

 

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Somebody to Love – Queen (Live)

We Will Rock You (Queen Live At Wembley 1986)

Another One Bites The Dust (live at Wembley 1986) [Queen]

I Want To Break Free (Live At Wembley 1986) [Queen]

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Love Of My Life (Live at Wembley 1986) [Queen]

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FREDDIES BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE? queen rocking the cosmos

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“When we lost Freddie, we not only lost a great personality, a man with a great sense of humor, a true showman, but we lost probably the best, the really, the best virtuoso rock ‘n’ roll singer of all time. He could sing anything in any style. He could change his style from line to line and, God, that’s an art. And he was brilliant at it. “

~Roger Daltrey

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Background Articles and Videos

The Great Pretender by Freddie Mercury

 

Queen

“…Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon completing the lineup the following year.

The band were noted for their musical diversity, multi-layered arrangements, vocal harmonies, and incorporation of audience participation into their live performances.[3] Their 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best live rock performance of all time in an industry poll.[4]

Queen enjoyed success in the UK in the early 1970s with the albums Queen and Queen II, but it was with the release of Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 and A Night at the Opera the following year that the band gained international success. They have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums. Since Mercury’s death and Deacons retirement, May and Taylor have performed infrequently together at special events and programmes as members of other ensembles. From 2004 to 2009 they collaborated with Paul Rodgers, under the moniker Queen + Paul Rodgers. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(band)

Freddie Mercury

“…Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was an Indian British singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, best known as the frontman and co-founder of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). As a performer, he was known for his vocal prowess and flamboyant performances.[3][4][5] As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “We Are the Champions” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. Mercury, who was of Parsi descent and grew up in India, has been referred to as “Britain’s first Asian rock star.”[6] He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV (AIDS) on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years,[7] and he continues to be cited as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.[4][8] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury

Queen Online

http://www.queenonline.com/home

Freddie Mercury Himself – Part 1  (1/5)

Freddie Mercury Himself – Part 2  (1/5)


 

Freddie Mercury Himself – Part 3 (1/5)

Freddie Mercury Himself – Part 4  (1/5)

Freddie Mercury Himself – Part 5  (1/5)

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Freddie Mercury Interview Musical Prostitute part 1

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Freddie Mercury The Last Interview

Interview with Freddie Mercury (April 1985, Australia)

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Brian May Interview This Morning Jan 2008


 

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Today’s Progressives–Obama’s Radical Socialist Democratic Party

Posted on June 12, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Employment, Law, liberty, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Security, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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“The progressives who today masquerade as liberals may rant against fascism; yet it is their policy that paves the way for Hitlerism.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Interventionism, page 88

 

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You are invited to attend a Tea Party on July 4, 2009, Independence Day!

 

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Join the Second American Revolution

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The Meaning of Independence Day

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Please Spread The Message of Liberty

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Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.”

 

Let Freedom Ring

 

 

Thomas Paine on to Washington

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God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

“There is simply no other choice than this: either to abstain from interference in the free play of the market, or to delegate the entire management of production and distribution to the government. Either capitalism or socialism: there exists no middle way.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, page 79.

 

Background Articles and Videos

Progressivism

“…Progressivism is a political and social term that refers to ideologies and movements favoring or advocating progress, changes, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are.

In the United States, the term progressive emerged in the late 19th century into the 20th century in reference to a more general response to the vast changes brought by industrialization: an alternative to both the traditional conservative response to social and economic issues and to the various more radical streams of socialism and anarchism which opposed them. Political parties, such as the Progressive Party, organized at the start of the 20th century, and progressivism made great strides under American presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson.[1] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressivism

Progressive Era

“…The Progressive Era in the United States was a period of reform which lasted from the 1890s to the 1920s.[1]

Responding to the changes brought about by industrialization, [2] the Progressives advocated a wide range of economic, political, social, and moral reforms.[3] Initially the movement was successful at local level, and then it progressed to state and gradually national. Both the reformers and their opponents were predominantly members of the middle class.

Significant changes achieved at the national levels included the income tax with the Sixteenth Amendment, direct election of Senators with the Seventeenth Amendment, Prohibition with the Eighteenth Amendment, and women’s suffrage through the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Muckrakers were journalists who exposed waste, corruption, and scandal in the highly influential new medium of national magazines, such as McClure’s. Progressives shared a common belief in the ability of science, technology and disinterested expertise to identify problems and come up with the best solution.

Progressives moved to enable the citizenry to rule more directly and circumvent political bosses; California, Wisconsin, and Oregon took the lead.[4] California governor Hiram Johnson established the initiative, referendum, and recall, viewing them as good influences for citizen participation against the historic influence of large corporations on state assembly.[5] About 16 states began using primary elections. Many cities set up municipal reference bureaus to study the budgets and administrative structures of local governments. In Illinois, Governor Frank Lowden undertook a major reorganization of state government.[6] In Wisconsin, the stronghold of Robert LaFollette, the Wisconsin Idea, used the state university as the source of ideas and expertise.[7] Characteristics of progressivism included a favorable attitude toward urban-industrial society, belief in mankind’s ability to improve the environment and conditions of life, belief in obligation to intervene in economic and social affairs, and a belief in the ability of experts and in efficiency of government intervention. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era

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Top Ten Tech Trends–Videos

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“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”

~Steve Ballmer

 

11th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends of Churchill Club

 

The Churchill Club’s Top Ten Tech Trends

http://fora.tv/2009/05/20/The_Churchill_Clubs_Top_Ten_Tech_Trends#%20

 

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” Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive. Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.”

~Bill Gates 

 

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Eight business technology trends to watch

From the McKinsey Quarterly

“…Technology alone is rarely the key to unlocking economic value: companies create real wealth when they combine technology with new ways of doing business.

Through our work and research, we have identified eight technology-enabled trends that will help shape businesses and the economy in coming years. These trends fall within three broad areas of business activity: managing relationships, managing capital and assets, and leveraging information in new ways. …”

http://news.cnet.com/Eight-business-technology-trends-to-watch/2030-1069_3-6223397.html

 

Technology Trends and Gadgets: April, 2009

http://www.trendhunter.com/archive/category/Technology-Trends-and-Gadgets/2009/4 

 

The Future of Technology

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/toc/05_25/B393805it100.htm 

 

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“It is estimated that in 1933, at the depth of the Great Depression, about 13 million
persons in the U.S. were unemployed, which translates into an unemployment rate of
about 25 percent.1 However, those estimates were not available at the time. Throughout
the Great Depression, there was little information on the extent of unemployment in the
country. More important, there was no good way to assess whether the situation was
getting better or worse. The wealth of timely statistical information on the labor market
that we now take for granted simply didn’t exist.”

~Measures of labor underutilization from the Current Population Survey

Working Paper 424,  March 2009

Steven E. Haugen, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/osmr/pdf/ec090020.pdf

“It is obviously futile to attempt to eliminate unemployment by embarking upon a program of public works that would otherwise not have been undertaken. The necessary resources for such projects must be withdrawn by taxes or loans from the application they would otherwise have found. Unemployment in one industry can, in this way, be mitigated only to the extent that it is increased in another.”

~Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, page 85

 

Unemployment Rate Surges

 

Today in the United States there are over 14,500,000 individuals unemployed and seeking a full time job.

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Series Id:           LNS13000000
Seasonal Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Unemployment Level
Labor force status:  Unemployed
Type of data:        Number in thousands
Age:                 16 years and over
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
1999 5976 6111 5783 6004 5796 5951 6025 5838 5915 5778 5716 5653  
2000 5708 5858 5733 5481 5758 5651 5747 5853 5625 5534 5639 5634  
2001 6023 6089 6141 6271 6226 6484 6583 7042 7142 7694 8003 8258  
2002 8182 8215 8304 8599 8399 8393 8390 8304 8251 8307 8520 8640  
2003 8520 8618 8588 8842 8957 9266 9011 8896 8921 8732 8576 8317  
2004 8370 8167 8491 8170 8212 8286 8136 7990 7927 8061 7932 7934  
2005 7759 7972 7740 7683 7672 7551 7415 7360 7570 7457 7541 7219  
2006 7020 7176 7080 7142 7028 7039 7167 7118 6874 6738 6837 6688  
2007 7029 6887 6737 6874 6844 7028 7128 7123 7221 7295 7212 7541  
2008 7555 7423 7820 7675 8536 8662 8910 9550 9592 10221 10476 11108  
2009 11616 12467 13161 13724 14511                

The official U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment rate  (U-3)   for May 2009 was 9.4%.

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Series Id:           LNS14000000
Seasonal Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Unemployment Rate
Labor force status:  Unemployment rate
Type of data:        Percent
Age:                 16 years and over
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
1999 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0  
2000 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9  
2001 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7  
2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0  
2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7  
2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4  
2005 5.2 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.8  
2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4  
2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.9  
2008 4.9 4.8 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.2 6.2 6.6 6.8 7.2  
2009 7.6 8.1 8.5 8.9 9.4                

http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

By July 4, 2009 the number of unemployed Americans is expected to exceed 15 million!

During the worse year of the Great Depression, 1933, the unemployment rate rose to 24.9%

While this unemployment rate was much higher than today’s official unemployment rate, the number of individuals unemployed was significantly less.

In 1933 there were over 12,800,000 individuals unemployed and seeking a full time job.

The United States in 2009 has with the economic policies and massive government spending of President Barack  Obama  has resulted in more than 2,000,000 Americans unemployed than at the bottom of the Great Depression in 1933.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  total unemployment rate (U-6) for May 2009 was 16.4% which includes marginally attached, discouraged and part-time workers seeking full time job.

Table A-12. Alternative measures of labor underutilization (Percent)

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t12.htm

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Series Id:           LNS13327709
Seasonal Adjusted
Series title:        (seas) Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total
                     employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor
                     force plus all marginally attached workers
Labor force status:  Aggregated totals unemployed
Type of data:        Percent
Age:                 16 years and over
Percent/rates:       Unemployed and mrg attached and pt for econ reas as percent of labor force plus
                     marg attached
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
1999 7