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The American People Rising In Revolt Against The Progressive Radical Socialists–Democrats and Republicans!

Posted on January 27, 2010. Filed under: Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Farming, Fiscal Policy, government spending, Health Care, history, Immigration, Investments, Law, liberty, Life, media, Monetary Policy, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Rants, Raves, Strategy, Talk Radio, Taxes, Uncategorized, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , |

America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

 

Obama’s Spending Freeze

 

Obama’s Spending Freeze Is a Fraud that Locks In Dept Budgets at Artificially High Levels

Krauthammer on Obamas SOTU: “He Will Fake a Pivot”

Different government job figures and Obama 3 year spending freeze

Congressman Jeb Hensarling Nails Phony Obama Budget Freeze at Budget

 

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 1 of 7

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 2 of 7

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 3 of 7

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 4 of 7

 

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 5 of 7

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 6 of 7

Glenn Beck Show – January 27, 2010 – Pt 7 of 7

 

 Keynesian Economics Is Wrong: Bigger Gov’t Is Not Stimulus

 Obama’s So-Called Stimulus: Good For Government, Bad For the Economy

 

Stimulus II: A Sequel America Can’t Afford

 

Stop Spending Our Future – The Crisis

 

 

U.S. Debt Clock–Real Time

http://www.usdebtclock.org/ 

The National Debt Is Now Over  

$12,300,000,000,000 

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np 

The Total Unfunded Liabilities of

The United States of America Are Over 

$107,000,000,000,000 

We The People  

Are Broke! 

Stop Socialist Spending

 

Real Change and Hope 

Milton Friedman on Libertarianism (Part 4 of 4)

   

Shut Down and Close Permanently

10 Federal Government Departments,

 Several Agencies and Many Programs Now!

 

1. Department of Agriculture

2. Department of Commerce

3. Department of Education 

4. Department of Energy

5. Department of Health and Human Resources

6. Department of Housing and Urban Development

7. Department of Interior

8. Department of Labor

9. Department of Transportation

10. Department of Veterans Affairs

11. Environmental Protection Agency 

12. Other Independent Agencies

13. International Assistance Programs

  

If

We The People

 Do Not Do This Now

You Can Forgot About

Receiving  Your

Social Security and Medicare Benefits!

Social Security and Medicare Projections – I.O.U.S.A.

 

 

 

http://www.federalbudget.com/

The American People March on Washington D.C.–August 28, 2010–At The Lincoln Memorial! Mark Your Calendar–Be There–Three Million Minimum–Join The Second American Revolution

 

We The People Stimulus Package

 

Ray Stevens – We The People

Mark Levin–Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto–Videos

 

Background Articles and Videos

Ron Paul: State of the Union Address Part 1 of 3

 

Ron Paul: State of the Union Address Part 2 of 3

 

Ron Paul: State of the Union Address Part 3 of 3

 

Flashback: Obama Ridicules McCains Call for Spending Freeze

 

United States of Amercia Government

http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Executive.shtml

 

 

Obama’s 2010 Federal Budget Explained in Plain English

by Rebekah Manning

http://www.onlineforextrading.com/blog/federal-budget-broken-down/

 

 http://www.scribd.com/doc/3015540/US-Budget-Deficit-or-Surplus-1960present

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/24/bush-deficit-vs-obama-deficit-in-pictures/

Record-High Deficit May Dash Big Plans

$1.4 Trillion in Red Ink Means Less to Spend On Obama’s Ambitious Jobs, Stimulus Policies

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/16/AR2009101602388.html

http://www.brutallyhonest.org/brutally_honest/2009/11/obama-tripled-the-national-deficit-his-first-year-in-office.html

  

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125119686015756517.html

Unites States Cabinet

“… The United States Cabinet (usually referred to as the President’s Cabinet or simplified as the Cabinet) is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States. Its existence dates back to the first American President, George Washington, who appointed a Cabinet of four people (Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War Henry Knox; and Attorney General Edmund Randolph) to advise and assist him in his duties. Cabinet officers are nominated by the President and then presented to the United States Senate for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority. If approved, they are sworn in and begin their duties. Aside from the Attorney General, and previously, the Postmaster General, they all receive the title Secretary. Members of the Cabinet serve at the pleasure of the President. ..”

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

 

“…Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) develops and executes policy on farming, agriculture, and food. Its aims include meeting the needs of farmers and ranchers, promoting agricultural trade and production, assuring food safety, protecting natural resources, fostering rural communities, and ending hunger in America and abroad.

The USDA employs more than 100,000 employees and has an annual budget of approximately $95 billion. It consists of 17 agencies, including the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Food and Nutrition Service, and the Forest Service. The bulk of the department’s budget goes towards mandatory programs that provide services required by law, such as programs designed to provide nutrition assistance, promote agricultural exports, and conserve our environment. The USDA also plays an important role in overseas aid programs by providing surplus foods to developing countries.

The United States Secretary of Agriculture administers the USDA.

Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce is the government agency tasked with improving living standards for all Americans by promoting economic development and technological innovation.

The department supports U.S. business and industry through a number of services, including gathering economic and demographic data, issuing patents and trademarks, improving understanding of the environment and oceanic life, and ensuring the effective use of scientific and technical resources. The agency also formulates telecommunications and technology policy, and promotes U.S. exports by assisting and enforcing international trade agreements.

The Secretary of Commerce oversees a $6.5 billion budget and approximately 38,000 employees.

Department of Defense

The mission of the Department of Defense (DOD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department’s headquarters is at the Pentagon.

The DOD consists of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as many agencies, offices, and commands, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DOD occupies the vast majority of the Pentagon building in Arlington, VA.

The Department of Defense is the largest government agency, with more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, nearly 700,000 civilian personnel, and 1.1 million citizens who serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. Together, the military and civilian arms of DOD protect national interests through war-fighting, providing humanitarian aid, and performing peacekeeping and disaster relief services.

Department of Education
The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for competition in a global economy by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access to educational opportunity.

The Department administers federal financial aid for education, collects data on America’s schools to guide improvements in education quality, and works to complement the efforts of state and local governments, parents, and students.

The U.S. Secretary of Education oversees the Department’s 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget.

Department of Energy

The mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

The DOE promotes America’s energy security by encouraging the development of reliable, clean, and affordable energy. It administers federal funding for scientific research to further the goal of discovery and innovation — ensuring American economic competitiveness and improving the quality of life for Americans.

The DOE is also tasked with ensuring America’s nuclear security, and with protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the legacy of nuclear weapons production.

The United States Secretary of Energy oversees a budget of approximately $23 billion and more than 100,000 federal and contract employees.

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Agencies of HHS conduct health and social science research, work to prevent disease outbreaks, assure food and drug safety, and provide health insurance.

In addition to administering Medicare and Medicaid, which together provide health insurance to one in four Americans, HHS also oversees the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control.

The Secretary of Health and Human Services oversees a budget of approximately $700 billion and approximately 65,000 employees. The Department’s programs are administered by 11 operating divisions, including 8 agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and 3 human services agencies.

Department of Homeland Security

The missions of the Department of Homeland Security are to prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks; protect the American people, our critical infrastructure, and key resources; and respond to and recover from incidents that do occur. The third largest Cabinet department, DHS was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, largely in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The new department consolidated 22 executive branch agencies, including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

DHS employs 216,000 people in its mission to patrol borders, protect travelers and our transportation infrastructure, enforce immigration laws, and respond to disasters and emergencies. The agency also promotes preparedness and emergency prevention among citizens. Policy is coordinated by the Homeland Security Council at the White House, in cooperation with other defense and intelligence agencies, and led by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.

Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the federal agency responsible for national policies and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop the nation’s communities, and that enforce fair housing laws. The Department plays a major role in supporting homeownership for lower- and moderate-income families through its mortgage insurance and rent subsidy programs.

Offices within HUD include the Federal Housing Administration, which provides mortgage and loan insurance; the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, which ensures all Americans equal access to the housing of their choice; and the Community Development Block Grant Program, which helps communities with economic development, job opportunities, and housing rehabilitation. HUD also administers public housing and homeless assistance.

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development oversees approximately 9,000 employees on a budget of approximately $40 billion.

Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation’s principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America’s natural resources, offer recreation opportunities, conduct scientific research, conserve and protect fish and wildlife, and honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and our responsibilities to island communities.

DOI manages 500 million acres of surface land, or about one-fifth of the land in the United States, and manages hundreds of dams and reservoirs. Agencies within the DOI include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Minerals Management Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The DOI manages the national parks and is tasked with protecting endangered species.

The Secretary of the Interior oversees about 70,000 employees and 200,000 volunteers on a budget of approximately $16 billion. Every year it raises billions in revenue from energy, mineral, grazing, and timber leases, as well as recreational permits and land sales.

Department of Justice

The mission of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

The DOJ is comprised of 40 component organizations, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Attorney General is the head of the DOJ and chief law enforcement officer of the federal government. The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters, advises the President and the heads of the executive departments of the government, and occasionally appears in person before the Supreme Court.

With a budget of approximately $25 billion, the DOJ is the world’s largest law office and the central agency for the enforcement of federal laws.

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor oversees federal programs for ensuring a strong American workforce. These programs address job training, safe working conditions, minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, employment discrimination, and unemployment insurance.

The Department of Labor’s mission is to foster and promote the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

Offices within the Department of Labor include the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal government’s principal statistics agency for labor economics, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, which promotes the safety and health of America’s working men and women.

The Secretary of Labor oversees 15,000 employees on a budget of approximately $50 billion.

Department of State

The Department of State plays the lead role in developing and implementing the President’s foreign policy. Major responsibilities include United States representation abroad, foreign assistance, foreign military training programs, countering international crime, and a wide assortment of services to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals seeking entrance to the U.S.

The U.S. maintains diplomatic relations with approximately 180 countries — each posted by civilian U.S. Foreign Service employees — as well as with international organizations. At home, more than 5,000 civil employees carry out the mission of the Department.

The Secretary of State serves as the President’s top foreign policy adviser, and oversees 30,000 employees and a budget of approximately $35 billion.

Department of Transportation

The mission of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people.

Organizations within the DOT include the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Maritime Administration.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation oversees approximately 55,000 employees and a budget of approximately $70 billion.

Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury is responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the soundness and security of the U.S. and international financial systems.

The Department operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation’s financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, the collection of taxes, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. The Department works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and, to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. The Treasury Department also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by improving the safeguards of our financial systems, implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., and identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats.

The Secretary of the Treasury oversees a budget of approximately $13 billion and a staff of more than 100,000 employees.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for administering benefit programs for veterans, their families, and their survivors. These benefits include pension, education, disability compensation, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation, survivor support, medical care, and burial benefits. Veterans Affairs became a cabinet-level department in 1989.

Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation’s population — approximately 70 million people — are potentially eligible for V.A. benefits and services because they are veterans, family members, or survivors of veterans.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs oversees a budget of approximately $90 billion and a staff of approximately 235,000 employees.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch

 

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Apple iPad–Videos

Posted on January 27, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Communications, Computers, Cult, Culture, Entertainment, Games, Language, liberty, Life, Links, media, Music, People, Rants, Raves, Security, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

Charlie Rose – Apple’s iPad

 

Live from the Apple ‘latest creation’ event 

http://i.engadget.com/2010/01/27/live-from-the-apple-tablet-latest-creation-event/?sort=newest&refresh=0

Apple iTablet/iSlate/iPad Computer Released First Look of Actual Live Video Usage, Review/Unboxing

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Apple Boss Steve Jobs Unveils New Tablet Computer Called The iPad

Apple iPad First Hands On – apple ipad – ipad video ipad

 

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Geekanoids Apple Special Event Coverage Jan 2010 – part 2

 

Live from the Apple ‘latest creation’ event 

http://i.engadget.com/2010/01/27/live-from-the-apple-tablet-latest-creation-event/?sort=newest&refresh=0

My first reaction was the Apple iPad looks cool.

However, it lacks a pullout keyboard, camera, and cellphone for starters.

Also, I want to run various Microsoft windows applications as well.

So I will wait to see what Microsoft is doing with Windows Mobile 7 to see if they will be including a cellphone with the Zune product.

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The screen size could also be much bigger at least 12 inches if not 14 inches.

No keyboard and no windows applications is a deal breaker for me.

I type fast and want a good  full size pullout keyboard.

The iPad apparently will not run either Flash or Silverlight videos.

Competitive pricing but not a new category breakthrough.

Waiting for Microsoft response in February.

Time will tell.

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iPad Product Page

http://www.apple.com/ipad/

It’s Official: Jobs Announces Apple’s iPad

Agam Shah, IDG News Service

“…Apple on Wednesday launched its much-awaited iPad tablet device, a handheld that will allow users to view movies, surf the Internet and play high-definition games.

We want to kick off 2010 by introducing a truly magical and revolutionary product,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, after taking the stage in front of a throng of media and IT luminaries at the Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco.

“Everybody uses a laptop and smartphone. A question has arisen: Is there room for a third device between a [laptop] and smartphone?” Jobs asked. “We’ve got something that is. We call it the iPad.”

iPad features include the ability to browse the Web and listen to music, with photo, calendar, and maps applications. It will work with the iTunes store to let users discover and purchase music, movies and TV shows, Jobs added.

When the iPad is turned sideways, it orients the view for the user. “It’s a dream to type on,” Jobs said, demonstrating that feature. …”

http://www.pcworld.com/article/187871/its_official_jobs_announces_apples_ipad.html

Apple’s iPad Tablet Could Slay Smartphones, eBooks and Netbooks

By: Rob Enderle

“…Newton + Tablet Done Right?

Steve Jobs both panned the idea of a Newton and a tablet PC, and strangely enough, the iPhone, iPod Touch and now this planned iPad are all combinations of both concepts. The iPad is likely the closest to what the Newton was evolving into given its size and capabilities, and the rumored design is identical to a tablet PC, albeit a small one.

“iPad” tablet concept

If this were anybody else, I’d figure the chances that this will be successful to be slim or none, but Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone have a user interface that will at least scale to 10 inches (the rumored screen size of this new device), and should work just fine.

Content is Key: Overcoming The Apple TV Problem

The problem for Apple, much like it was for the iPod, which it got done, and Apple TV, which it didn’t, is getting access to the media folks want to watch and play with on the device. It will be about the size of a Kindle DX, but it will need a decent book library if it is going to be used in that fashion. Luckily, there is a Kindle reader already for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but even Amazon doesn’t have perfect access (for instance, the Harry Potter books aren’t available on a Kindle). And Apple has never wanted anyone else to own the critical services on any of their devices in the first place.

This would be a great portable movie and TV viewer as well, but the lack of great content is what has plagued the AppleTV and kept it from joining the iPod, iPhone, and iMac on stage as a truly innovative product. Without decent video content, this just won’t scale to the kind of audience that the iPod or even the iPhone will enjoy. This is probably the most troubling aspect for Apple, because it didn’t really pull this off for Apple TV, and this may suggest the company can’t actually get it done this time either. …”

http://www.digitaltrends.com/talk-backs/apples-ipad-tablet-could-slay-smartphones-ebooks-and-netbooks/

Apple May Bring Non-iPhone to Verizon

by Sascha Segan

“…As we reported in 2007, AT&T’s contract with Apple covers “all models” of the iPhone. But it only covers iPhones. So if Apple builds something that isn’t an iPhone, well, all bets are off.

If BusinessWeek is to be believed, Apple is working on a “media pad that would let users listen to music, view photos, and watch high-definition videos,” and which would “place calls over a Wi-Fi connection.” If the device doesn’t make cellular voice calls, it may be able to avoid the iPhone’s AT&T exclusivity.

According to BusinessWeek, Apple has been talking to Verizon Wireless about the device, as well as about another “iPhone-like” device which may be the “iPhone Mini” I wrote about a few weeks ago.

Verizon has already been experimenting in the VOIP media pad space with the Verizon Hub, a home-based media pad that makes Wi-Fi calls. Apple’s product would hopefully work better than the Hub, though.

Getting an iPhone Mini onto Verizon before 2010 may prove much more difficult than launching a media pad, because of the iPhone exclusivity contract with AT&T. …”

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346071,00.asp

 

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President Barack Obama–Portrait of A Progressive Radical Socialist Narcissist–A Cult Of Personality!

Posted on January 27, 2010. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Culture, Economics, Entertainment, Fiscal Policy, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Rants, Raves, Security, Talk Radio, Taxes, Technology, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You Probably Think This Speech is About You

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NARCISSISTIC – POMPOUS – OBAMA – REVEALS HIS ELITIST PERSONA !!!

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Sam Vaknin Ph.D

“…Predictably, Barack Obama’s narcissistic behaviours grew worse and more visible during his first year in office. As I noted in a radio interview (an observation later picked up by George F. Will), Obama’s first person “pronoun density” has increased since his inauguration. Properly measured, first person pronoun density reflects the number of times a person substitutes first person pronouns for more appropriate third and other person pronouns. Thus, to say: “My country, right or wrong” is not indicative of a narcissistic self-preoccupation; but the sentence: “The Russians were afraid of me” is improper because, clearly, the Russians are not afraid of any single individual: they are afraid of what he or she represents. Thus, context counts. It is wrong to merely count the times Obama has used “I”, “my”, or “mine” in his speeches and utterances (as George F. Will did).

Obama’s pronoun density has doubled between January 20, 2009 and October 2009. It then subsided, though it is still about 50% over the level exhibited during his election campaign. This would seem to indicate that his pathological narcissism has been exacerbated in office as he was probably basking in media attention and the trappings of power. The backlash, such as it was, against several of his more egregious behaviours and faux-pas led him to modify his conduct and pay closer attention to his syntax and grammar: Obama is now acting modest. False modesty is another hallmark of raging, malignant narcissism. …”

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/135740

Is Obama a Narcissist?

By Robin of Berkeley

“…Many of us are asking ourselves the million dollar question: are Obama and his crew  narcissists?

 
 
 

(Translation:  What in God’s name is wrong with these people?  Are they on medications?  Are they off their medications?
Are we being unknowingly subjected to some new reality show, Extreme Alien Invasion?)
Now as a newbie conservative, I have a long way to go to herald myself as an expert on conservatism, neoconservatism, paleoconservatism (whatever that is), and the like. But one thing I do know is crazy — and that’s not just because I’ve been a licensed psychotherapist for over 20 years.  It’s because for almost 30 years I’ve been eating, sleeping, and living with crazy, what I have dubbed the Psycho Network
There are plenty of nice folks around these parts (although mention the words Sarah Palin or Tea Parties and they’ll morph into Linda Blair in the Exorcist).  But we also have lots of Bernadine Dohrn look-alikes who appear to have just crawled out from some prehistoric rock.  
So, let me take a stab at the burning question of Obama’s mental health status. 
Is Obama a garden variety narcissist?  Probably, but that’s the least of our problems. …”

 

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