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Washington (AFP) Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:00:05 PM – US President Barack Obama speaks about Iran, US and Israel relations in the Middle East at the 10th Anniversary Saban Forum hosted by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2013.
President Barack Obama warned Saturday that Israel’s vision of an “ideal” nuclear agreement with Iran was unrealistic and put the chance of any acceptable final deal emerging at no more than 50/50.
But Obama argued that the best possible available agreement with Tehran was likely to be better than the alternatives, and it was therefore imperative to try to secure one.
Obama, speaking at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in Washington, said a deal was possible that included enough verification safeguards to assure foreign powers Tehran could not build a nuclear bomb.
He indicated that could include a very “modest” option for Iran to enrich uranium as part of a peaceful nuclear program under intense scrutiny by outside observers that would ensure Tehran was kept from “breakout” capacity needed to race to build an atomic weapon.
“If we could create an option in which Iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, I would take it,” Obama said.
“But I want to make sure everybody understands it — that particular option is not available, so as a consequence, what we have to do is make a decision, as to given the options available, what is the best way for us to assure Iran does not get a nuclear weapon?”
Obama noted likely criticism from Israel of any final deal that did not eliminate all of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure as he laid out a pragmatic case for the negotiations.
US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Saban Forum Chairman Haim Saban (R) about US, Iran and Israel and the Middle East at the 10th in Washington, DC, December 7, 2013.
“One can envision an ideal world in which Iran said ‘we will destroy every element or facility and you name it it is all gone.’”
But he added: “I think we have to be more realistic and ask ourselves what puts us in a strong position to assure ourselves that Iran is not having a nuclear weapon.”
Obama also made clear that the interim deal reached in Geneva last month between Iran and world powers did not grant Iran a “right to enrich,” despite such interpretations of the deal by some top Iranian officials.
“We can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections but that permits Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program,” Obama said.
Such a scenario, however, would not permit underground fortified facilities or advanced centrifuges.
“Now, you’ll hear arguments including potentially from the (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) that says we can’t accept any enrichment on Iranian soil, period, full stop, end of conversation,” Obama said as he warned that such solutions of “an ideal world” were not within reach.
“There are a lot of things I can envision that would be wonderful,” he said. “But … I think we have to be more realistic.”
US President Barack Obama speaks about US, Iran and Israel and the Middle East at the 10th Anniversary Saban Forum hosted by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, December 7, 2013.
“It is my strong belief that we can envision an end state that gives us an assurance that even if they have some modest enrichment capability, it is so constrained, and the inspections intrusive, that they as a practical matter do not have breakout capacity.”
Obama also sought to temper expectations on the likelihood of a successful final agreement with Tehran.
“If you asked me what is the likelihood that we’re able to arrive at the end state that I was just describing earlier, I wouldn’t say that it’s more than 50/50,” he said.
“But we have to try.”
The interim nuclear agreement reached in Geneva freezes aspects of Iran’s nuclear program and caps its enriching of uranium.
In return, world powers offered Iran seven billion dollars worth of limited sanctions relief.
Netanyahu this week slammed the international community’s “rush to accommodate” with the interim deal, describing an easing of sanctions as dangerous “political theatre.”
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is just back from Israel, appeared at the same forum a few hours after Obama, and redoubled the administration’s effort to convince the Israelis — and skeptics in the US Congress who are mulling new sanctions, that the deal was a good one.
“I am convinced that we have taken a strong first step that has made the world, and Israel, safer,” Kerry said.
This story was published On Arutz-Sheva / written by: Saul Loeb/AFP
A young man in his 20s — let’s call him George — sits across from me in the exam room. “Dr. Youn,” he says, “I have man boobs.” I notice a not-so-unfamiliar smell wafting from his body. It’s the same odor that floated my way during a rock concert I recently attended.
“How long have you had a problem with this, George?” “Hard to say. But it seems to have gotten worse over the past year or so.” “George, the first thing you need to do is stop smoking pot. Marijuana could be causing your man boobs.”
Many plastic surgeons tell men with gynecomastia, or “man boobs,” to stop smoking pot.
Gynecomastia, otherwise known as man boobs (or moobs for short), is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45. It’s even more common during puberty, affecting 60% of 14-year-old boys. Interestingly, it also affects 55% to 60% of men aged 50 and older.
Although most cases of gynecomastia resolve spontaneously within a few months to a few years, in 2012 nearly 23,000 people underwent surgery to correct the condition.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), it was the fifth-most common cosmetic surgery in men.
Gynecomastia is caused by a hormone imbalance between testosterone and estrogen. When the ratio between testosterone and estrogen tips in favor of estrogen, the body responds by creating excessive breast tissue. Hence, man boobs. Animal studies have shown that exposure to the active ingredient in marijuana can result in a decrease in testosterone levels, a reduction of testicular size, and abnormalities in the form and function of sperm.
In humans, the effects of marijuana on testosterone and estrogen levels aren’t as clear. Lower testosterone levels have been reported in chronic marijuana users compared to nonusers, but not all studies support this.
Few studies have examined a direct causative effect between smoking marijuana and gynecomastia. A report in 1972 made the initial connection between cannabis and gynecomastia. This study is contrasted
- “Man boobs” result from a hormone imbalance between estrogen and testosterone
- Animal studies have shown marijuana ingredients can affect testosterone
- A link between the condition and marijuana use appears plausible
This story came from CNN.
- Are you a renter?
- A college student?
- New to renting? Then you need to read this.
- Problems with your landlord? Not yet? Don’t worry; there probably will be ….. it’s normally a contentious relationship requiring you to advocate for yourself.
Step back from the situation for a moment and look at the big picture; the landlord is looking to make a profit off of renting …. or to pay for his / her property. That’s legit, but they’re obligated to provide certain things; YOUR SAFETY is a major component!
In most states, a landlord is required to change the locks so old tenants can no longer can gain entry; it’s rare that a person moves and turns in ALL the entry keys – it also common for a tenant to have given a copy to a friend for any number of reasons and it’s rare they retrieve them all and return them to the landlord …. Left behind, it may even still be “tagged” indicating the address / apt. #. Either way, he should not re-issue an old tenant’s keys to you; usually you’ll find it’s against the law to do so.
There are plenty of sites for you to get help, but some of these same sites primarily serve the landlords …… and if you’re a renter, often it may be wise enough to seek state or non-profit organizations to find help, but this info will give you a few basics where to start, but let’s start before you need help.
A landlord renting you a space, implies, that (even in a verbal contract), it is safe to reside there, yet MOST LANDLORDS, especially those renting to young people, and especially in student ‘villages’ / neighborhoods, often, do not comply with state legislation / regulations!
Most states require the landlords to protect you by a number of methods – changing the locks is one. That’s what I’ll be addressing here. It’s not said like that, in the law, but in most cases, what is said, is just as effective; you may need to go to the law library to find the state statutes, but in most cases, they exist; it’s just a matter of finding them, if you need them. Do a “search” of “landlord/tenant law” to start.
Problem is, you should not let it come to that! As a referee in a boxing match will tell you, …. and as your parents should tell you, …. “protect yourself at all times!”
If you’ve been ripped off, assaulted in some way, and there is no forced entry the police can find, then if he’s not complied with the requirements, it may still be actionable but you’ll need a lawyer and subpoenas to help. You’ll need to find proof that he has changed the locks; if he’s not done so, again, it’s probably actionable.
As a (now retired) locksmith, I warned landlords, yet found a large number of them refusing to provide even basic security …
FYI – keyed doorknobs are by-in-large worthless. They keep honest people out but …. Deadbolts whose operational key’s cuts have a radical depth change, are a necessity! Avoid, if possible, apartments which are “master-keyed.” A definition of master-keying is “controlled destruction of security for convenience.”
The “operative word” is “Controlled.”
All-too-often, even locksmith’s do not provide the needed security. It takes a professional locksmith to examine / evaluate whether a “master-keyed” system provides adequate security.
FYI: Once the information is obtained by a lawyer, I am available to do such an ‘evaluation,’ and/or appear in court as an expert witness if there is litigation planned.
No responsible person, … no responsible parent, … would risk contracting HIV … nor endanger their children, to prove how tolerant they are. Liberals and progressives are trying to do just that!
If the FDA repeals its blood bank policy, you may not have a choice.
At this morning’s HHS hearing in Maryland, liberal activists did their best to persuade the government to overturn its ban on blood donations from homosexuals. Ironically, this latest push happens to coincide with the agency’s latest report that the demand for blood donations is not only dropping — but becoming more selective.
Under rules from the Food and Drug Administration, men who’ve had sex with other men in the last 25 years are considered too much of a health hazard to give blood. The government created the policy in 1985 after officials discovered that thousands of hemophiliacs were contracting — and dying from — HIV/AIDS-infected blood. According to the CDC, men who have sex with other men “accounted for at least half of persons diagnosed with HIV in all but two states.”
That doesn’t matter to liberal activists, who seem to think Americans should ignore the science and risk exposing people to disease just to make a political point. People who care more about sensitivity than safety argue that the policy is discriminatory. And they’re right. If the FDA wants to protect people’s health, it has to be selective. The government can’t afford to contaminate the blood supply just to validate anyone who engages in homosexual behavior.
As FRC’s Peter Sprigg testified earlier today, “there is no ‘right’ to donate blood.” The current policy should only be changed if HHS can prove all of the following: 1) a change is needed to ensure an adequate blood supply; 2) the change would result in a significant increase in the blood supply; 3) a change would result in no added risk to the blood supply; 4) the change would add no additional costs for added or special screening procedures.
In a transfusion environment where recipients assume all of the risk, the FDA should continue focusing on protection — not political correctness. Even if the new screening can detect virtually all tainted blood, no test is 100% safe. And the government shouldn’t be wiling to risk America’s blood supply to prove it.
This info came from a Christian Organization – an NGO called the “Family Research Council” – recently declared a “hate group” by the radical leftist Southern Poverty Law Center.
If what president Obama has done and is continuing to do, … is not an impeachable offense, … then what is?
He has not only disregarded our basic, established forms of governing, he is governing outside every check and balance established by our forefathers! Our constitution, in order to allow freedom to flourish, set forth how our government was to operate.
Along came Obama; he promised “TRANSFORMATION.”
It’s not the governing via “Executive Order” as many feared; Obama is over-riding Congress by governing via rules and regulations he and his Czars and advisors set. He is now also about packing to Supreme Court so that others coming behind him can continue to seem to comply but he is not even pretending to …
During yesterday’s meeting in Washington, D.C., of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Federalist Society’s panel discussion of “Marijuana and the States”, Dr. John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law addressed several issues in his presentation …. Of greater concern, however, is the current government’s “administrative disregard” for the law. Permitting, for example, the states to regulate conduct that violates federal law is “troubling,” according to Eastman. He called this the “politicization of policy” and “selective enforcement” of laws – something that clearly runs counter to a rule of law system.
President Obama’s Administration has one saving grace – those who oppose him, believe in the rule of law and are therefore not likely to step outside of the law and begin to assassinate them.
That, … will more than likely happen, when people who previously had adequate healthcare coverage begin to die because of this power grab cloaked as providing quality care.
I suspect their loved ones will fill with hate and react violently – in such a way so as to cause the “Federalis” to do what they plan anyway — institute Martial Law. The government suspects that as well – hence the purchase of millions of rounds of hollow-point ammo.
Martial law would be the most complete transformation of a once-free nation.
Communists, back not much more than a ½ Century ago promised to bury us. Now that they’ve changed their name to “Progressive” … our current generation, being the most uninformed about the magnitude of atrocities by Communists all around the globe, and blinded by their seeking Utopia, cannot see the dangers lurking.
Our citizenry has abdicated its obligations of remaining on watch for traitorous ways – i.e. a departure from and undermining of — our Constitution.
When one side is unrestrained ethically, and the other side is constrained by ethics and morals, all one has left, in the way of salvation of our nation, is II Chronicles 7:14 . . . . . Time to be about our Father’s business!
Drug Use: Legalizers admitted they’d start with legalization of pot, but their intention was to make ALL DRUG USE legal. People across the nation are beginning to speak out about the foolishness of legalization of marijuana, but are they connecting the dots to “The Gateway Effect“?
Following are 2 local (Erie) Letters to the editor: // PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 05. 2013 12:01AM – Erie Times-News
Heroin addiction affects many
My best friends in elementary school, the kids I grew up with, and the kids I would play with outside all day — it is so sad to think about how many of them are now addicted to heroin.
When I think back to elementary school, I can remember being taught “drugs are bad.” I cannot recall being educated about the amount of damage heroin or any other drug addiction can do to the body. I think that if children were taught at a very early age about the full extent of drug addiction, not just sugar coated with the phrase “drugs are bad,” there would be fewer drug addicts.
Young children should also be taught that drugs not only affect them, but they affect everyone around them. Heroin or any other drug addiction can destroy relationships, friendships and marriages. I’m not trying to scare young children, but to show and teach them about the harsh reality of drug addiction.
People my age should be in the prime of their lives. They are becoming independent, finishing up college, starting their careers and starting families. Instead, too many of them are looking for their next heroin fix.
Chelsea (deleted), Erie
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Drugs, violence, must be confronted
We are going down the drain. Erie is not some town with 30,000 people in it that you would call small. Erie is a town with more than 100,000 residents. Some people who live here have pride in their town; it’s our own little secret.
People who don’t share this feeling complain about how there’s nothing to do here. Let me remind you we have the beach, an amusement park, a mall and the movie theater, all luxuries most places in the U.S. don’t have, but it’s easy to forget that when you live here. This used to be a place people wanted to raise their kids because it was quiet and safe with fun things to do.
Now, every day you turn on the news, someone is dead or wounded from an act of violence, and it is slowly becoming more “normal.” We are doing very little to fix it.
I saw on the news the other day they were talking about how there seems to be a pretty good amount of drugs coming into the city over the last year. In my opinion, fewer drugs equals less violence; fewer drugs equals greater emphasis on a real job, which in turn equals fewer gun-related crimes.
You can’t physically fight ignorance, but you can take steps to prevent it, and we are doing a poor job.
John (deleted), Erie
The government is having a party…and the drinks are on YOU. Not only that, but those at Benghazi died for lack of money to protect them … and the government is spending money this way?
This will shock you: while the government was preparing to shut down and furlough workers across the country, the State Department was enjoying a drinking binge! Last year, the State Department spent more than $400,000 on liquor. Since Bush was in office, under Obama, the liquor bill has tripled!
Obama’s officials are living the high life and you and I will be slaves, footing the bill … for the money is all borrowed!
Obama should defund the State Department’s ridiculous liquor budget.
How do you feel about your tax money being spent this way?
It’s painful to learn that while American families are forced to make tough decisions about their household budgets to deal with a struggling economy and joblessness, our government is out partying on our dimes.
This info came from Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret) // U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)
They don’t disregard it; instead, they change it illegally, and unconstitutionally.
Pure and simple, that’s how Communists and other despots rule and if you don’t like it … they flip you off and continue.
Even as investigations continue into the IRS targeting of conservative non-profit groups leading up to the 2012 presidential election, Obama’s Treasury and the IRS continue to introduce new regulations to further restrict these groups.
The Treasury’s draft of the proposed new rule would redefine as “political activity” a wide range of actions currently undertaken by hundreds of 501(c)(4)s, which are allowed to engage in, as long as it is not their “primary purpose.”
This rule amounts to a crackdown on the Administration’s opponents. It’ll limit their ability to talk about their core issues during an election cycle.
Under the new rule, the IRS would change the standard on non-profit advertising so that any broadcast ad that mentions a candidate within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election would count as “political activity.” That’s the standard currently used by the Federal Election Commission to define an “electioneering communication,” but using it as a standard for tax-exempt status imposes artificial limits on groups’ ability to work on their core missions during election cycles.
The rule would also expand the definition of political activity to include any communication that mentions the name of a candidate and reaches more than 500 people in the run-up to an election . . . .
The rule would also use state and local definitions of what counts as a contribution to a candidate, a policy that would reach into other aspects of 501(c)(4) operations. For example, pro bono legal work done by a non-profit for a candidate would be counted as an “in-kind” contribution.
The Administration claims the rule’s purpose is to clarify tax-exempt standards to prevent future mistakes like the one that sidelined the applications of hundreds of conservative and Tea Party groups in 2011-2012.
Yet the new rule offers zero clarity on what percentage of a 501(c)(4)’s activities may be political, without falling afoul of the nebulous “primary purpose” test. Enforcement could be as arbitrary as it is now.
The new proposal is designed to cover only 501(c)(4)s, the social welfare groups that liberals despise, while leaving the door open to cover other tax-exempt groups in the future.
501(c)(4)s are the immediate target because the real goal here, is donor disclosure; that’s Obama-hardball — ‘find out who, and hurt them!
If 501(c)(4)s can’t run issue ads in the weeks before an election, that activity would likely shift to 527 groups that are required to report donors under IRS rules.
This unprecedented rule is yet the latest effort by the Obama Administration to rewrite campaign law on its own, since Congress refuses to do it for them.
Even congressional Democrats refused to pass the “Disclose Act,” which would have forced non-profits to disclose donor names. So the Obama Administration is now using the IRS to compel donor disclosure.
President Obama seems to think Congress can simply be ignored if it doesn’t do what he wants..
Imagine the outcry if a Republican president were to do something like this!
Of course CENSORING the opposition, and pitting one class against another are what Communists and other despots do!
Written (with my comments added) after reading Gary Halpert’s insightful - “Forecasts & Trends” – newsletter.
Imagine the public outrage if a toxic drug was approved without any regulation for “recreational” use in adults.
Even worse, imagine if it were also approved for children and youth still in development - physiologically and psychologically.
Imagine also, that this toxic drug suppresses the immune system, causes and/or triggers latent schizophrenia, other forms of mental illness, lung disease including cancer and death and even changes the way people think.
Also, many long-term and frequent users of this toxic drug have lowered IQs, impaired memory, poor judgment and diminished driving ability. Plus, more pregnant mothers later, acknowledge that their children are more out-of-control, less attentive, exhibit lower IQ’s, and do poorer in school.
Finally, suppose this toxic drug is sold “for medical use” to treat diseases for which safer medications are available and at the same time puts them at greater risk of addiction to other substances. Public outrage would be unprecedented; the FDA would be severely and rightly criticized for not subjecting this toxic drug to study. Trial lawyers everywhere, would be soliciting lawsuits against the manufacturer.
The toxic drug is marijuana (cannabis) and this nightmare health scenario — has occurred in a number of states and it will probably continue to spread to other states if ill-informed and misleading groups have their way. There is already a considerable amount of medical research showing marijuana to be harmful that is never mentioned by advocates of legal marijuana.
Sadly, this research is intentionally ignored or underreported by the media.
When properly viewed, as a drug subject to FDA study, marijuana would be declared not safe, not effective and not approved based on studies already published in medical journals.
As physicians we attest that the dangers of “medical marijuana” far exceed any perceived therapeutic usefulness, particularly in the context of safer and more evidence-based alternate treatment.
Legalizing cannabis is a bad drug trip the public should avoid.
Like deadly asbestos fibers, the long-term adverse medical consequences may take decades to appear.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 55 percent of marijuana users are between 12 and 18 years old. They frequently go on to use more dangerous drugs. Marijuana users have higher “driving while intoxicated” convictions than alcohol users. In 2004, during the five years following legalization of cannabis in California, marijuana-related fatal motor vehicle accidents increased. Marijuana use on the job is common and more problematic than alcohol use.
Cannabis users have slower reaction times, impaired thinking, reduced levels of alertness and poor memory compared to non-users. This leads to higher on the job accident rates and defective or dangerous workmanship.
With 2.5 million new users of marijuana in 2012 age 12 and older (6,800 new users per day) legalizing marijuana will dramatically increase these numbers. Marijuana use in elementary, middle and high school will become common. Parents and educators should be dismayed that long-term marijuana use has been associated with an irreversible eight-point drop in IQ. No wonder cannabis has long been known as “dope.”
Marijuana is a noxious drug with proven medical side effects that trump any reason to legalize its use! Our understanding of this drug and its consequences negates all reasoning to make this readily accessible to public.
This article was written from the following: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/03/4666927/the-risks-of-marijuana-are-many.html
Ravikumar Chockalingam of St. Louis is a psychiatry resident at Barnes Jewish Hospital — Washington University School of Medicine. Dragan Svrakic of St. Louis is an associate professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
“Remember — what is inculcated into us at an early age, becomes part of our character and ultimately, a foundational resource, … a habit.”
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By definition, trust is: confidence in, and reliance on … good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability.
From another era, we know that leaders inspire and unite.
America’s current dilemma – is to trust or not, for our ‘leader‘ has not inspired our trust.
It’s not just Obama’s lie that has caused us to lose our trust. Over the last few decades, we’ve watched our legislators squander our tax money – for those paying attention, it’s far worse than that.
We’ve watched men die protecting us and saw that our elected officials not get to the “why” of it – - – both Democrats and Republicans pretty much say the right things but accomplish little and hold few if any, accountable!
But we’ve not just watched … we too have ‘Timothy Leary’d’ our responsibilities – we dropped out of our obligations to each other, and sought … trivial at best, … doing our own thing.
We’ve come to realize it’s not just them; we now look out for ourselves; by-in-large, we’ve lost our sense of community nationally, … and because of that, we’ve gotten the government of thieves we deserve.
And now, we realize another’s high-sounding words caused us to trust enough, to follow a man who lied, (even about his mother’s plight) and he then related it to an unfairness we’d all seen … and knowing that it was just not right – that children did not have adequate healthcare … and now millions are impacted negatively.
Wanting altruistic, just systems, we were sucked in, … but it’s time to re-evaluate.
Wisdom from Scripture states: Pv. 15:18 – A wrathful man stirs up strife … That same sentence continues but even by implication, a peaceful man, brings calm and trust back; for the moment, it seems to me Dr. Ben Carson is such a man.
Some saw long ago, that a “community organizer” brought dissention and rallied people together, but to what end? Some warned us not to trust … the gullible did and America elected someone they should not have trusted.
One ‘telltale observation’ leads me to ask: “Has our current ‘leader’ spoken out about the “knockout game?” Why not?
Is (t)his omission intentional? His quick tongue shot off at the mouth all too many times where race was an issue … In yesterday’s blog, I called our president “Trayvon’s surrogate dad”. I stick by that; it’s apropos!
Now we’re being told that he lied to us about Obamacare, because he knew what was best for us!
The gullible will, but should you trust this ‘leader’ again, is the question.
Before you do though, … realize that one schooled in the madrasahs, according to the teaching of Islam’s Qu’ran, is taught that: it is OK to lie to Infidels.
And remember — what is inculcated into us at an early age, becomes part of their character and ultimately, a foundational resource, … a habit.
Middle-of-the Road America doesn’t listen.
The alerts we gave, regarding Obamacare were ignored — that’s nothing, compared to what’s coming!
Once again, for the truth about how Obama manipulates our nation toward total destruction, we must go to a foreign press sources! Ours is owned by traitors – the leftist forces conspiring for decades to take America down, have control.
Israelis appropriately don’t trust Obama and they’re taking action to expose what’s going on — they resent losing their staunchest ally, the American people.
Israeli Defense Forces told British newspaper The Sunday Times that the Israeli leader has ordered Mossad, its international espionage agency, and Aman, its primary military intelligence organization, to search for any evidence that violates “the deal” signed in Geneva eight days ago.
“Everyone has his own view regarding the Geneva agreement,” an Israeli intelligence source was quoted as saying. “But it is clear that if a smoking gun is produced, it (the ‘deal w/ Iran’) will tumble like a house of cards.”
But it’s what they have to be concerned about that is of most import — nor our survival, … but theirs!
That taken seriously, the source further noted that the Israelis will focus their attention on three aspects of clandestine activity, namely bomb designs, ballistic missile development, and secret uranium enrichment sites. Obviously, they take this seriously … as we should, but don’t.
“Iran would not have invested such a fortune [estimated at $200 billion] if in the end it does not produce nuclear weapons and turn Iran into a regional superpower,” insisted an unidentified Israeli official … that’s understanding that this has been done under strict sanctions.
Even Iran now claims – what the Obama Administration told his people, is a lie and they’re proceeding with nuclear development stating they’ve won the “sanctions battle” and can now go forward and develop nuclear weapons!
Still, the ignorant, apathetic, middle-of-the-road-Americans have no idea of the ramifications of all this - what this means - and our token conservative media actually reported what Iran said, but they immediately dropped it, like the hot potato it is.
In the meantime, while the American left celebrates this “historic” achievement, it is worth remembering two sobering realities:
First and foremost, there is no deal. As noted last week, the Iranians contend the White House put out an inaccurate fact sheet regarding what was agreed to, and the State Department was forced to admit that the much-ballyhooed six-month interim agreement has not begun, nor is there any mechanism in place to prevent Iran from continuing to pursue its nuclear ambitions.
Second, Americans either forget or are unaware of the reality that Rouhani is a front man for the real power in Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. That would be the same Ayatollah Khamenei who continues to refer to the United States as the “Great Satan,” and who told thousands of Iran’s Basij militiamen late in November that Israel is the “sinister, unclean, rabid dog of the region.”
“The real threats to the world are evil powers including the Zionist regime and its supporters,” Khamenei said. “The Zionist regime is doomed to destruction, because this despicable regime was formed by power and imposed on the world, and nothing which is imposed will last,” he added.”
And Americans? We remain mesmerized by Trayvon’s surrogate dad, the slick Con Man occupying the office – and as Obamacare falls apart, he continues to tell them to trust, … and they do.
It’s now, a matter of history that when, … at the close of WWII, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight David Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken.
He also ordered German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect:
“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history, ….. some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”
There’s no other way to say it; these men are extremely EVIL.
There are things worth fighting for …. Note: I do NOT say that lightly!
More emphatically, there are things worth dying for!
It is not removed as yet…. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
Evil exists, like never before. Evil needs to be eradicated – wiped off the face of the earth. There is no “coexisting” with it. Hate of others is a sickness; hate of sin, is not.
Much of this, was written from Herman Cain’s rant on his website -
The tide is turning. A new CNN poll reveals that a majority of Americans thinks President Obama is untrustworthy, doubting even his veracity, and his management abilities. Well DUH! “What took them so long,” must be asked!
I’m a proud charter member of the club that thought that all along, as are many of you, but it’s nice to suddenly, … finally, … have so much company?
And what’s driving it? Is it gullibility? “Pre-WWII Germanitis” maybe (succumb to the oratory skills and think that he is something he is not?) Not paying attention? Being irresponsible? Just not giving a damn?
Possibly, their late but welcome has something to do with all the broken promises and scandals, but the fact that this man may impact their pocketbooks / wallets is what finally began waking them up.
We all know about the like your health plan/keep your health plan lie, but there’s a lot more where that came from.
One of the things Obama promised along was that any contract over $25,000 would be put up for a bidding process. Did you know HealthCare.gov wasn’t put out to bid? And it’s now estimated to be upwards of $600 million.
It was our money you know! It was money that could have gone against the deficit, but it went to the CEO of one of Michelle’s friends? And the fact is, … as we tea-party folks have been pointing out all along, this is a pattern!!!!! HE LIED, PATRIOTS DIED!
Remember his promise that the average family would save $2,500 a year on health premiums? Oops! Remember the shovel-ready projects that were just waiting for all that stimulus money, and were going to bring unemployment down? Sorry!
I suspect that, while all of this is helping to open people’s eyes, one of the biggest factors may be the astounding way the president simply refuses to accept responsibility for the things that have gone wrong. It’s one thing to make a mistake. We all do that. It’s another thing to systematically make excuses, try to blur the facts and change the subject. That’s the sort of thing you do when you are fundamentally dishonest and irresponsible, and Americans are noticing this is Obama’s modus operandi.
So welcome to what is now the majority. Next time you decide who will get your vote, hopefully these things will matter to you before you pull the lever.
The point is now … have you noticed folks like Oprah and staunch democrats have pulled out and played the race card every time someone pointed out one of the scandals?
Brian Terry’s family isn’t racist. Neither are the families of Ambassador Stevens, Chris Doherty, Thomas Woods, or Sean Smith, but Democrats use the race issue at every opportunity.
We can blame the Democrats for they are traitors, as Obama is but the ones who facilitate all this is the liberal media! The Democrats must be turned out of office, but that said, the old guard Republicans aren’t much better!
ELECT TEA PARTY CANDIDATES! Or, ….. kiss your freedom goodbye!
I challenge you to find even 1 Senator which supports / has said they support Obama. He is not just a lame duck president – he is isolated other than the worshippers of his race! The only one found so far, was leftist Senator Boxer, and her statement, was somewhat hedged. Even “NUKE-OPTION” Harry Reid has put distance between Obama and himself!
Even democrat Senators are speaking about re-instituting Sanctions! It’s only that Americans don’t give a damn about anything but being entertained that he gets away with this malfeasance in office.
President Obama is no longer even close to being w/in the will of the majority of the American people …… He’s actually a closer to lining up politically with JFK’s father, a supporter of HERR HITLER! And JFK’s father, I assume, supported Herr Hitler, because of his having brought Germany out of the Depression ….
Anyone familiar with history ought to be aware of the Weimar Republic’s financial troubles …. one must ask 1) if it’s Obama’s mimicking of Hitler’s Socialistic nationalizing of Germany’s industries which brought them out of the depression, 2) would that work today?
Certainly, Obama’s policy of mimicking the Weimar Republic’s (pre-WWII depression) of printing money as if it’s going out of style, …. is what took them into the devastating depression and I contend that is Obama’s intent now!
A terrifying new trend has developed in the United States that some authorities think show signs of rising anti-Semitism. It’s called “The Knockout Game,” a contest in which players, mostly teenagers, walking in a group, are challenged to choose someone passing by and knock them unconscious with one punch, referred to as “The One-Hitter Quitter.”
It’s also known as, according to The Business Insider, some groups are referring to their versions of “The Knockout Game” as “Beat the Jew.”
The point of this game? “For the fun of it,” said one teen on video footage of an attack which was broadcast on CBS.
The selection process in these attacks, however, is not completely random; of the innocent victims across at least 14 states a good number have been Jewish.
Yehuda Mangel, a Crown Heights resident, was recently a target of the “Knockout Game”. Emerging from a convenience store at 10:30 in the evening, he was attacked by a young black man. “I’d noticed him through the window,” Yehuda says in an Aish.com interview, “so my guard was up already. As I walked out the doors, he took a swing at me. I moved out of the way at the last second, and he missed.” Mangel screamed at the young man and threatened to retaliate, but his attacker took off before things escalated.
“To be honest,” Yehuda confides, “I didn’t even think to be scared in the moment. I was pacing around from adrenaline for a few hours afterward, and my voice was hoarse from yelling at the guy. But after things calmed down, I realized I was shaking everywhere. It was really, really scary. If I hadn’t seen him, he could have killed me.”
Mangel happens to be one of the lucky ones to emerge unharmed from these attacks. Seven deaths have already been reported as the result of this “game,” and a number of others have been seriously injured (including a 78-year-old woman and a WWII veteran).
“The worst part about it,” Mangel says, “is that while it’s happening, someone else videos it and they put it up on Youtube, like it’s something to be proud of.”
The New York police have become increasingly involved, and some believe that anti-Semitism is at the root of these attacks. The New York Post wrote, “The New York authorities describe a recent series of such attacks and, because Jews have been singled out…are considering prosecuting these assaults as hate crimes.”
In cities like St. Louis, Missouri, Hoboken, New Jersey, and especially in Crown Heights, increasing incidents of anti-Semitism have been cause for alarm. Chanina Sperlin, executive vice president of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, spoke out at a recent gathering, as reported by The Jewish Week, about “a lot of [anti-Jewish] racism over the last several months. A woman was walking down Brooklyn Avenue was told, ‘If you don’t cross the street I’m going to stab you.’
On November 18th, according to Sperling, a yeshiva student was walking to school when someone threw a bag at him, with hot coffee inside. He says these incidents are happening “on a daily basis.”
The press, meanwhile, has devoted much time and ink to the discussion of why these attacks are happening: Could it be poor parenting? Overexposure to violent movies and video games? Typical teenage machismo? Or, is it just plain boredom? There is no simple answer, though probably all of these elements are involved somewhat. But the pattern also shows that racism, and specifically, anti-Semitism, are driving factors.
Not everyone is prepared to make connections to anti-Semitism or racism. Despite eight attacks on Orthodox Jews, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly neglected to see a pattern. He’s not even sure the phenomenon even exists; he thinks it may be an urban legend. As for the press, it was only recently that they even started reporting that most of the assailants were African-American.
Anti-Semitism isn’t only in the Middle East. It is rearing its head everywhere from Paris to Pittsburgh. Jewish hatred is becoming more acceptable to voice out loud and it is our responsibility as Jews to acknowledge it, even if the mass media doesn’t.
In the season of Hanukkah, we’re reminded of our ancestors who were unafraid to stand up against injustice, despite being few in the face of many. 2000 years later, we have the opportunity to follow their example. By speaking out for and living as Jews, we have the power to ensure we emerge from this “game” victorious.
An interview can be seen here: http://www.aish.com/jw/s/The-Knockout-Game.html
… to the Royal Family.
No; not to the Obamas. To the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
“What? To those wealthy jerks? To those idiots who keep an entire people subjugated while they live an obscene, Opulent Lifestyle? WHY??? Aren’t you a tea party person?”
Yes; I am. But I say it’s time to thank them because they’ve evidently consented to allow Israeli planes to use their airspace to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities – to take off from, refuel over, and land on in their mission to rid the world of this terrorist-supporting, world-wide, … and potentially world-ending threat!
IRAN MUST BE STOPPED and Obama has effectively knifed Israeli’s in the back and given in on sanctions against Iran, … just when they began to put real pressure on Iran’s people . . . .
Evidently, Obama, Kerry and the former Secy. Of State Clinton are supporting the continuing of THE ARAB SPRING, … EXCEPT in Iran!
So, it’s the Royal Family who is stifling the uprising of their own people … and we’re supposed to thank them for keeping an entire nation poor? They’re neither Sunni nor Shiite; … they’re what the Christians call “luke warm”!
Yes; … but we’re to look at the bigger picture . . . . and realize that they’re facilitating the stopping Hezbollah and Hamas and the other hundreds of terrorist organizations from getting nuclear weapons to smuggle into the U.S.!
We’ve got to: LOOK @ THE BIG PICTURE! And we’ve got to understand what should be done … and what Obama and the leftists are turning around 180 degrees from what it was!
It’s the people of Iran … the ones who would like for their nation to be like the U.S., … the ones who are subjugated by the mullahs (who would prefer to turn their world back into a 7th century world …) it’s these people who must rise and rid their nation of despots who would attempt to force the entire Arab world to become fundamentalists of a false religion filled with hate.
The Iranian people are not the fault, it’s the religious leaders - but like the Americans, they must see it impacting their pocketbooks before they’ll rise up and throw them off their backs.
So you …. a tea party person … you’re in favor of the Arab Spring?
Good question! … knowing that the leftists like Obama and Clinton have been driving the Arab Spring, … that’s a hard call; … what I am in favor of, is FREEDOM … for all people!
It ought to be against the law to require people to sign up for a program that has been designed w/o even minimal safeguards and to require giving up all of our private information in doing so! In fact, it ought to be a class-action suit!
Your children are up against a world run amok!
Greed is driving amoral groups competing with one another to get new, dangerous drugs into the hands of our children.
It’s not just terrorism we must prevent; it’s peer pressure as well. The DEA just made 3 More synthetic drugs illegal, but that’s just the surface view. What in the world is going on?
On the street, these 3 new drugs just made illegal, are called “N-Bombs”. There is no approved medical use for these particular drugs, says the DEA, but these “designer drugs,” (called “hallucinogens” [as if they were right out of the Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert era]) are being created so fast, the DEA cannot keep up with it — the money, staff and time, are just not there.
Once again, it’s as if the evil Saul Alinskites of the world are overwhelming the “good and pure”.
The data suggest that extremely small amounts of these drugs however, are substantially more potent than other hallucinogenic compounds, and suggests that extremely small amounts of these drugs can be extremely toxic, causing seizures, cardiac and respiratory arrest. They have caused the deaths of at least 19 Americans aged 15 to 29 between March of 2012 and August of 2013.
Many of us have become familiar with the terms bath salts, or K2 or Spice – On the streets, these newest synthetic compounds are known as “N-Bomb” – they’re sold and marketed online and through illicit channels as illicit hallucinogens such as LSD.
They have been encountered as powders, liquid solutions, soaked onto blotter paper, and laced on edible items.
A spokesperson for DEA headquarters, said the biggest issue with N-Bomb is that users have no idea what they’re getting when they take these drugs.
“Part of the problem is that there is no consistency, there is no quality control. This is made in illegal labs by rogue chemists. You don’t know what’s in it. You don’t know what it’s been mixed with or how it may interact with what they’ve taken”. “It’s really like playing Russian roulette when you take it.”
The DEA published a Notice of Intent to do this on October 10, giving makers, sellers, and other possessors of these drugs a month to rid themselves of their current stocks and to cease making or buying more.
The DEA stated “We certainly hope that this will reduce the supply which hopefully will reduce the demand. Unfortunately, there are about 200 illicit synthetic drugs out there right now but the truth is, there have been 80 new ones just since July of 2012. It really makes it very difficult for the regulatory process to keep up with them.”
While the DEA’s move is temporary, and filled with ‘red tape’, the temporary move gives the DEA time to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine if these drugs should be made permanently illegal, …. but what typically happens, … is that the manufacturers tweak the compound slightly, and voilà, once again, there are even more new drugs to be made illegal!
Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky — who later admitted in court that they’d attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq — prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known as IEDs, for other suspected terrorists’ fingerprints.
“We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that,” FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), said in an ABC News interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News’ “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline”. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there were many more than that,” said House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul. “And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me.”
As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.
Suspect in Kentucky Discovered to Have Insurgent Past
An intelligence tip initially led the FBI to Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, in 2009. The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home — a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005. The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.
An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago, showed that Alwan was mistakenly allowed into the U.S. and resettled in the leafy southern town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,000 which is home to Western Kentucky University and near the Army’s Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. Alwan and another Iraqi refugee, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 26, were resettled in Bowling Green even though both had been detained during the war by Iraqi authorities, according to federal prosecutors.
Most of the more than 70,000 Iraqi war refugees in the U.S. are law-abiding immigrants eager to start a new life in America, state and federal officials say.
But the FBI discovered that Alwan had been arrested in Kirkuk, Iraq, in 2006 and confessed on video made of his interrogation then that he was an insurgent, according to the U.S. military and FBI, which obtained the tape a year into their Kentucky probe. In 2007, Alwan went through a border crossing to Syria and his fingerprints were entered into a biometric database maintained by U.S. military intelligence in Iraq, a Directorate of National Intelligence official said. Another U.S. official insisted that fingerprints of Iraqis were routinely collected and that Alwan’s fingerprint file was not associated with the insurgency.
In 2009 Alwan applied as a refugee and was allowed to move to Bowling Green, where he quit a job he briefly held and moved into public housing on Gordon Ave., across the street from a school bus stop, and collected public assistance payouts, federal officials told ABC News.
“How do you have somebody that we now know was a known actor in terrorism overseas, how does that person get into the United States? How do they get into our community?” wondered Bowling Green Police Chief Doug Hawkins, whose department assisted the FBI. Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Peter Boogaard said in a statement that the U.S. government “continually improves and expands its procedures for vetting immigrants, refugees and visa applicants, and today [the] vetting process considers a far broader range of information than it did in past years.”
“Our procedures continue to check applicants’ names and fingerprints against records of individuals known to be security threats, including the terrorist watchlist, or of law enforcement concern… These checks are vital to advancing the U.S. government’s twin goal of protecting the world’s most vulnerable persons while ensuring U.S. national security and public safety,” the statement said.
Last year, a Department of Homeland Security senior intelligence official testified in a House hearing that Alwan and Hammadi’s names and fingerprints were checked by the FBI, DHS and the Defense Department during the vetting process in 2009 and “came in clean.”
After the FBI received the intelligence tip later that year, a sting operation in Kentucky was mounted to bait Alwan with a scheme hatched by an undercover operative recruited by the FBI, who offered Alwan the opportunity to ship heavy arms to al Qaeda in Iraq. The FBI wanted to know if Alwan was part of a local terror cell — a fear that grew when he tapped a relative also living in Bowling Green, Hammadi, to help out.
The FBI secretly taped Alwan bragging to the informant that he’d built a dozen or more bombs in Iraq and used a sniper rifle to kill American soldiers in the Bayji area north of Baghdad. “He said that he had them ‘for lunch and dinner,’” recalled FBI Louisville Supervisory Special Agent Tim Beam, “meaning that he had killed them.
Alwan even sketched out IED designs, which the FBI provided to ABC News, that U.S. bomb experts had quickly determined clearly demonstrated his expertise.
‘Needle in a Haystack’ Fingerprint Match Found on Iraq Bomb Parts, White House Briefed
The case drew attention at the highest levels of government, FBI officials told ABC News, when TEDAC forensic investigators tasked with finding IEDs from Bayji dating back to 2005 pulled 170 case boxes and, incredibly, found several of Alwan’s fingerprints on a Senao-brand remote cordless base station. A U.S. military Significant Action report on Sept. 1, 2005 said the remote-controlled trigger had been attached to “three homemade-explosive artillery rounds concealed by gravel with protruding wires.”
“There were two fingerprints, developed on the top of the base station,” Katie Suchma, an FBI supervisory physical scientist at TEDAC who helped locate the evidence, told ABC News at the center’s IED examination lab. “The whole team was ecstatic because it was like finding a needle in a haystack.”
“This was the type of bomb he’s talking about when he drew those pictures,” added FBI electronics expert Stephen Mallow. Word was sent back to the FBI in Louisville.
“It was a surreal moment, it was a real game changer, so to speak, for the case,” FBI agent Beam told ABC News. “Now you have solidified proof that he was involved in actual attacks against U.S. soldiers.”
Worse, prosecutors later revealed at Hammadi’s sentencing hearing that he and Alwan had been caught on an FBI surveillance tape talking about using a bomb to assassinate an Army captain they’d known in Bayji, who was now back home – and to possibly attack other homeland targets.
“Many things should take place and it should be huge,” Hammadi told Alwan in an FBI-recorded conversation, which a prosecutor read at Hammadi’s sentencing last year.
Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller briefed President Obama in early 2011 as agents and Louisville federal prosecutors weighed whether to arrest Alwan and Hammadi or continue arranging phony arms shipments to Iraq that the pair could assist with, consisting of machine guns, explosives and even Stinger missiles the FBI had secretly rendered inoperable and which never left the U.S.
But agents soon determined there were no other co-conspirators. An FBI SWAT team collared the terrorists in a truck south of Bowling Green in late May 2011, only weeks after al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan and Obama had visited nearby Fort Campbell to thank the SEALs and
Army Nightstalker pilots for their successful mission. The Kentucky al Qaeda case drew little attention as the nation celebrated Bin Laden’s death.
Suspects Linked to Attack That Killed 4 US Soldiers
Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers who had served in Bayji in 2005 saw news reports about the two arrests, and Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Hedetniemi called the FBI to alert them to an Aug. 9, 2005, IED attack that killed four of their troopers in a humvee patrolling south of the town. The U.S. attorney’s office in Louisville eventually placed the surviving soldiers in its victim notification system for the case, even though it couldn’t be conclusively proven that Alwan and Hammadi had killed the Guardsmen.
The four Pennsylvania soldiers killed that day were Pfc. Nathaniel DeTample, 19, Spec. Gennaro Pellegrini, 31, Spec. Francis J. Straub Jr., 24, and Spec. John Kulick, 35.
“It was a somber moment for the platoon, we had a great deal of love and respect for those guys and it hit us pretty hard,” Hedetniemi said in an interview in the Guard’s armory near Philadelphia. “I think that these two individuals are innately evil to be able to act as a terrorist and attack and kill American soldiers, then have the balls to come over to the United States and try to do the same exact thing here in our homeland.” Confronted with all the evidence against them, Alwan and Hammadi agreed to plead guilty to supporting terrorism and admitted their al Qaeda-Iraq past. Alwan cooperated and received 40 years, while Hammadi received a life term which he is appealing. A hearing for Hammadi’s appeal took place Tuesday in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio.
“We need to take this as a case study and draw the right lessons from it, and not just high-five over this,” said retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who headed the military’s Joint IED Defeat Organization until last May. “How did a person who we detained in Iraq — linked to an IED attack,
we had his fingerprints in our government system — how did he walk into America in 2009?” Barbero is credited with leveraging the Kentucky case to help the FBI get funding to create a new state of the art fingerprint lab focused solely on its IED repository in a huge warehouse outside Washington. The new FBI lab assists counterterrorism investigations of suspected bombmakers and IED emplacers and looks for latent prints on 100,000 IED remnants collected over the past decade by the military and stored in the vast TEDAC warehouse.
The only man in the Humvee to survive the 2005 IED bombing in Bayji, Daniel South, who is now an Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Texas, said he was stunned to learn al Qaeda-Iraq insurgents were living in Kentucky — but he’s glad they were finally brought to justice for attacking U.S. troops in Iraq.
“I kind of wish that we had smoked [Alwan] when it happened, but we didn’t have that opportunity so I guess this is second best,” South told ABC News.
By JAMES GORDON MEEK, CINDY GALLI and BRIAN ROSS /// Nov. 20, 2013 /// QUANTICO, Virginia
Yet, I’d ask why she calls me a racist when I support Doctor Ben Carson for president! Last election, I supported retired Colonel Alen West – former representative from Florida. Last time I noticed, BOTH are Black!
Also, throughout our nation, there was an evident pride in the fact that America had finally elected a black president, after such a shameful past, … that we had grown!
So Oprah sees things through her own bigoted¸ hypocritical glasses.
Tell you what! … You, as the most shameful of nations, … (where the history of “Colonial repression” is concerned), why don’t you just keep ‘em both – her AND Obama! They’ll both fit in well there … and we’ve had enough of BIGOTS, … WHITE AND BLACK!
In an open plea to the world, while addressing the Jewish population still in Russia, Bibi pledged to not allow Iran to develop Nuclear weapons!
But it was more than that; it was another “heads-up” to world leaders, … that Israel is going to take steps to stop the terrorist power of the world in their tracks, no matter the consequences.
Knowing that they will encounter spin by all the hate-filled anti-Semitic peoples in the world, Israel is left with no other choice! When speaking to their own people and their allies (in spite of what words they mouth during negotiations) Iran continues to threaten to wipe Israel off the face of the map. In light of this, one must also remember that the Qu’ran justifies and even instructs followers to LIE to INFIDELS!
Iran must not obtain nuclear weapons – and Israel will not allow it to do so, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared Thursday, speaking to Russian Jewish community leaders in Moscow.
“They must not have nuclear weapons. And I promise you that they will not have nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu declared.
“The Iranians deny our past and repeat their commitment to wipe the State of Israel off the map. This reminds us of the dark regimes of the past that plotted against us first and then against all of humanity,” he said.
Netanyahu said that Iran is trying to change its image, and warned the world not to be fooled.
“They are also using propaganda: They are now creating a propaganda film in which [one] hears a piano being played, and sees the Foreign Minister going through a building, talking about the need for peace in the future. This is not the real Iran,” he said.
“The real Iran is what the leader of Iran, Khameini, said yesterday,” Netanyahu continued, “He called Jews ‘rabid dogs’ and said that they were not human. The public responded to him with calls of ‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’ Doesn’t this sound familiar to you? This is the real Iran!”
Netanyahu has been outspoken in warning Western powers against reaching a “bad deal” with Iran that would allow it to remain on the verge of nuclear capability. He is currently in Russia as part of a last-minute bid to sway an emerging deal.
Netanyahu met Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and urged him to push for a “better agreement.”
According to recent reports, Israeli leaders are not relying on diplomacy alone, and are also working alongside Arab leaders on a plan to attack Iran if its deal with the West fails to yield serious change. Several Israeli leaders have stated that Israel could act alone on Iran.
Tags: Netanyahu, Iran Nuclear Program, Iran Strike, Iran Nuclear Talks
How Ironic is this? If they said to call 1-800- FUCK YOU and you’d get the ObamaCare hotline. It’s so close, there has to be a reason! It’s actually 1 800 318-2596.
As you dial, look at the corresponding alphabet for each number – if you take the time to translate you will find that 318-25968 spells out “F(1)uck Yo.”
It is true. Someone in the phone company has an ironic sense of humor….or is prophetic..!
James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a second video showing even more Obamacare Navigators in Texas suggesting fraud and deceit to undercover reporters — despite some in the mainstream media calling the first exposé an “isolated incident.”
“Today, Project Veritas released a second investigation exposing more Obamacare navigators counseling applicants to lie and cheat the health care system by erroneously reporting income status, health history, and more,” Project Veritas wrote.
They continue, “Critics said the first video was an isolated incident so we decided to visit with even more navigators funded by your American tax dollars. What we found was disturbing and showed a clear pattern of fraud through the Obamacare navigator program.”
There’s more; check out the rest of the story!
Imagine a con-man trying to suck you into signing up for a website’s program. He doesn’t ask you for your private information, but … you know that at some point, … he’ll demand it.
Imagine too, that the reason to sign up for his website’s program is not sitting too well with you – that you feel that you’re being coerced to join it …. And that in compelling you to join … either you do, or you’ll be fined.
Unions do that … they act that way; it’s how they make their money, but what you get out of a union is at least (usually) a better paying job. You know this man is closely associated with unions, some of whom are … at least “questionable”.
This program though, … provides you with something that either:
- You already had but he had the power to cancel yours and did, or
- You don’t want, or
- You don’t need it ….
- Or it “offers” stuff you don’t want or need
Then, the kicker is . . . . you find out that this website, where all your critical info will be stored, has zero protection from hackers, identity thieves, and anyone who had a way to look at your health information and any other private info, will now be able to browse through your data . . . like it or not.
And next, on top of that, … you hear that this con-man has hired people to help you sign up, … who are known-criminals ….. and they’ll have access to all your information ……
Is there any rational man who would sign up for this? Certainly, even if this man were not known as a Con Man and was trusted as a friend you’d still have reservations, but the consensus is … that he cannot be trusted.
Just who would fall for a “Con” like that?
Only the desperate! … and you know too, that it’s the desperate who are most often conned!
You all in? You going to push all your chips into the center?
I doubt it! Obamacare is no more transparent than Fast and Furious’ gun-running semi-automatic weapons to the Cartels was, and Brian Terry’s family is not someone you want to feel like.
Think you’ll opt for the fine instead?
If you do, … remember Obama’s hired a bunch of new IRS employees and these domestic terrorists can attach any bank account they like! And also, the amount of the “fine” can … on any given day, … can, be altered with the stroke of his pen and he has a penchant for governing that way anyway!
At this point, we ought to consider Great Britain’s way of governing and call for a NO-CONFIDENCE vote and hold immediate elections ….. AGREED? That won’t come easily; Impeachment’s the only rational option!
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) OPPOSES MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION Continue reading
Or, is that ‘assumption’ just WRONG on my part?
Are there a number of Black Holes and how many? Can they suck each other in? Ok; that’s more than one question, but ……
This below the +++’s, is Re-Blogged from – Early Warning Blog
Before you read it, please remember the following:
- Russia is still seething over their defeat in Afghanistan.
- That was at our hands.
- So they wouldn’t know, … we supplied their enemy with captured weapons, but then we told them via books and the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War”.
- Russia does not forget!
- Now, they’re doing the same thing to us!
- Iran, willing to sacrifice millions of its citizens, is a willing pawn of the Kremlin.
- Our traitorous media is not going to tell you.
- With Iran as their proxy, and the entire Islamic culture hating us and wanting us out of the way, so they can eliminate Israel, … comes this perspective below the +++’s! Substantiation: (https://san.nationbuilder.com/do_you_trust_iran?utm_campaign=why_is_presiden&utm_medium=email&utm_source=san)
From LexingtonInstitute.org, November 18, 2013, comes …
Why Is State Department Aiding The Russian Precision Strike Threat To U.S.? /// Author: Daniel Goure, Ph.D.
The Obama Administration came to office determined to “reset” U.S.-Russian relations. To that end, it pursued negotiations with Russia on a New Start Agreement as well as improved cooperation with the Kremlin on a host of topics, most recently Syrian chemical weapons demilitarization and Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
It is one thing for the U.S. government to pursue better relations and new arms control agreements with Russia. It is quite another for an agency of that government, the Department of State, to be actively helping the Russian military to target the U.S. homeland, Russian intelligence to spy on America and the Russian space industry to compete with our own.
At issue is State’s apparent willingness to support the construction by Russia’s space navigation system, GLONASS, of a half dozen ground reference stations on U.S. soil. GLONASS is the equivalent of America¹s GPS system, which has both commercial and military applications. These ground stations will help GLONASS refine its positioning data making it a more significant competitor to the U.S. GPS and the Russian military a more potent threat.
The “reset” with Russia now includes Moscow routinely sending its Bear bombers on simulated attack missions against NATO, Japan and even the U.S. homeland. Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin has committed an increasing share of his national budget to modernizing the Russian military. Central to this effort is equipping that military with advanced precision-guided weapons. GLONASS is critical to the attainment of such a capability. Why would the State Department want to help the Russian military become a more capable and lethal force?
The CIA is deeply concerned that these ground stations could be used for espionage. A lot of intelligence collection can be built into large stations with multiple antennas and radiating devices.
The Obama Administration needs to listen to the Pentagon and Intelligence Community, both of whom oppose State’s position on this issue. If the White House is unwilling to do the right thing with respect to U.S. commercial and security interests, Congress should step in and prohibit the construction of the GLONASS ground stations.
But, … with what he is about to do, I believe it’s imperative Americans watch, and be reminded of just who he/we, … are dealing with! Draw your own conclusions.
Remember the tactic – overwhelm the enemy?
Common Core is just one degree of the full-compliment of attacks on the traditional American Values, but it starts with our children, making their inner being, all alike. It’s designed to continue control of our political system by inculcating liberalism’s Nanny-State mentality into future generations, but it’s more than that …..
Their stated goals, altruistic at best, are heading the wrong way and are bound to hurt our children. In this ‘age of information’, the less information one has, the more gullible one is, and the easier one is to control.
I suggest this is part of a subterfuge, intent on taking your children back into the slavery of the middle ages. Is this what you want for your children?
Take a look at this video about Common Core’s methods and goals — even put your current education up against the 8th grade education of 100 years ago and see how you fare and then, … look at what Common Core is doing.
I nominate Thomas Sowell as well as Hendrick Motorsports - Hendrick Performance – for a well-deserved 21-Gun Salute!
“How do you get through your day?”
And a well-deserved Thank You from patriots and over-comers everywhere!
If you know NASCAR, or Jimmie Johnson, you know Hendrick … but did you know about them? You should!
Mr. President: your micro-managing America, could take a lesson here ….
I Re-published this, From JewishWorldReview.com –
Originally published as “The War Against Achievement” // By Thomas Sowell
A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. (This video should be viewed by every American! Pass it on please – watching it again is even more inspirational.)
It showed him going to work — unlike the record number of people living on government payments for “disabilities” that are far less serious, if not fictitious.
How is this young man getting to work? He gets into his car and drives there — using controls set up so that he can operate the car with his feet.
What kind of work does he do, and how does he do it? He is involved in the design of racing cars. He sits at his computer, looking at the screen, with the keyboard on the floor, where he uses his toes as others use their fingers.
His story recalls the story of Helen Keller, who went to an elite college and on to a career, despite being both deaf and blind. Her story was celebrated in books, in television documentaries and in an inspiring movie, “The Miracle Worker.”
But our culture has changed so much over the years that the young man with no arms is unlikely to get comparable publicity. Helen Keller’s achievement was seen as an inspiration for others, but this young man’s achievement is more like a threat to the prevailing ideology of our times.
The vision on which the all-encompassing and all-controlling welfare state was built is a vision of widespread helplessness, requiring ever more expanding big government. Our “compassionate” statists would probably have wanted to take this young man without arms, early on, and put him in some government institution.
But to celebrate him in the mainstream media today would undermine a whole ideological vision of the world — and of the vast government bureaucracies built on that vision. It might even cause people to think twice about giving money to able-bodied men who are standing on street corners, begging.
The last thing the political left needs, or can even afford, are self-reliant individuals. If such people became the norm, that would destroy not only the agenda and the careers of those on the left, but even their flattering image of themselves as saviors of the less fortunate.
(Also, an immense credit has to be given to: Tracey and Lottie Parker —
incredible parents who instilled this love and drive in their son!)
Victimhood is where it’s at. If there are not enough real victims, then fictitious victims must be created — as with the claim that there is “a war on women.” Why anyone would have an incentive or a motivation to create a war on women in the first place is just one of the questions that should be asked of those who promote this political slogan, obviously designed for the gullible.
The real war — which is being waged in our schools, in the media and among the intelligentsia — is the war on achievement. When President Obama told business owners, “You didn’t build that!” this was just one passing skirmish in the war on achievement.
The very word “achievement” has been replaced by the word “privilege” in many writings of our times. Individuals or groups that have achieved more than others are called “privileged” individuals or groups, who are to be resented rather than emulated.
The length to which this kind of thinking — or lack of thinking — can be carried was shown in a report on various ethnic groups in Toronto. It said that people of Japanese ancestry in that city were the most “privileged” group there, because they had the highest average income.
What made this claim of “privilege” grotesque was a history of anti-Japanese discrimination in Canada, climaxed by people of Japanese ancestry being interned during World War II longer than Japanese Americans.
If the concept of achievement threatens the prevailing ideology, the reality of achievement despite having obstacles to overcome is a deadly threat. That is why the achievements of Asians in general — and of people like the young black man with no arms — make those on the left uneasy. And why the achievements of people who created their own businesses have to be undermined by the President of the United States.
What would happen if Americans in general, or blacks in particular, started celebrating people like this armless young man, instead of trying to make heroes out of hoodlums? Many of us would find that promising and inspiring. But it would be a political disaster for the left — which is why it is not likely to happen.
Now, … if you’d like another inspirational look inside another person, here’s a great link – stick w/ it – it’s NOT just humor.
As states plod blindly forward, attempting to make marijuana legal, not only does it remain illegal, but the American Psychiatric Association makes several critical points regarding this dangerous issue.
- First, they warn of potential liabilities to doctors recommending use of marijuana – ‘Physicians who recommend smoked use of marijuana for medical purposes, should be fully aware of the risks and liabilities of doing so.’
- There is no current scientific evidence that marijuana is in any way beneficial for the treatment of any psychiatric disorder.
- Also, in contrast to initiative claims that there is a beneficial aspect to using marijuana, current evidence supports, at a minimum, a strong association of cannabis use with the onset of psychiatric disorders. And that noting their neurological development, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to harm.
- They state that ‘should marijuana be found to have medicinal qualities, it should be evidence-based, determined by professional standards of care, and it should be a) subject to the approval process of the FDA and b) not be authorized by ballot initiatives.
- They also recommend research on the use of cannabis but note that should include the potential likelihood of addiction.
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Thanks Matt, for posting this.
This is a (slightly formatted) re-posting of Charles Krauthammer’s commentary
(“Why Libs Are Panicked“)
“Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.”
Bill Clinton, Nov. 12
So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his “you like your plan, you can keep your plan” pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea.
Coming from the dean of the Democratic Party, this one line marked the breaching of the dam. It legitimized the brewing rebellion of panicked Democrats against Obamacare. Within hours, that rebellion went loudly public. By Thursday, President Obama had been forced into a rear-guard holding action, asking insurers to grant a one-year extension of current plans.
The damage to the Obama presidency, however, is already done. His approval rating has fallen to 39 percent, his lowest ever. And, for the first time, a majority considers him untrustworthy.
That bond is not easily repaired.
At stake, however, is more than the fate of one presidency or of the current Democratic majority in the Senate. At stake is the new, more ambitious, social-democratic brand of American liberalism introduced by Obama, of which Obamacare is both symbol and concrete embodiment.
Precisely when the GOP was returning to a more constitutionalist conservatism committed to reforming, restructuring and reining in the welfare state (see, for example, the Paul Ryan Medicare reform passed by House Republicans with near-unanimity), Obama offered a transformational liberalism designed to expand the role of government, enlarge the welfare state and create yet more new entitlements (see, for example, his call for universal preschool in his most recent State of the Union address).
The centerpiece of this vision is, of course, Obamacare, the most sweeping social reform in the past half-century, affecting one-sixth of the economy and directly touching the most vital area of life of every citizen.
As the only socially transformational legislation in modern American history to be enacted on a straight party-line vote, Obamacare is wholly owned by the Democrats.
Its unraveling would catastrophically undermine their underlying ideology of ever-expansive central government providing cradle-to-grave care for an ever-grateful citizenry.
For four years, this debate has been theoretical. Now it’s real. And for Democrats, it’s a disaster.
It begins with the bungled rollout. If Washington can’t even do the Web site — the literal portal to this brave new world — how does it propose to regulate the vast ecosystem of American medicine?
Beyond the competence issue is the arrogance. Five million freely chosen, freely purchased, freely renewed health-care plans are summarily canceled. Why? Because they don’t meet some arbitrary standard set by the experts in Washington.
For all his news conference gyrations about not deliberately deceiving people with his “if you like it” promise, the law Obama so triumphantly gave us allows you to keep your plan only if he likes it.
This is life imitating comedy — that old line about a liberal being someone who doesn’t care what you do as long as it’s mandatory.
Lastly, deception. The essence of the entitlement state is government giving away free stuff. Hence Obamacare would provide insurance for 30 million uninsured, while giving everybody tons of free medical services — without adding “one dime to our deficits,” promised Obama.
This being inherently impossible, there had to be a catch. Now we know it: hidden subsidies. Toss millions of the insured off their plans and onto the Obamacare “exchanges,” where they would be forced into more expensive insurance packed with coverage they don’t want and don’t need — so that the overcharge can be used to subsidize others.
The reaction to the incompetence, arrogance and deception has ranged from ridicule to anger. But more is in jeopardy than just panicked congressional Democrats. This is the signature legislative achievement of the Obama presidency, the embodiment of his new entitlement-state liberalism.
If Obamacare goes down, there will be little left of its underlying ideology.
Perhaps it won’t go down. Perhaps the Web portal hums beautifully on Nov. 30. Perhaps they’ll find a way to restore the canceled policies without wrecking the financial underpinning of the exchanges.
The more likely scenario, however, is that Obamacare does fail. It either fails politically, renounced by a wide consensus that includes a growing number of Democrats, or it succumbs to the financial complications (the insurance “death spiral”) of the very amendments desperately tacked on to save it.
If it does fail, the effect will be historic. Obamacare will take down with it more than Mary Landrieu and Co.
It will discredit Obama’s new liberalism for years to come.
Obama ignoring the long-term desire of Americans, he’s stepped over the line AGAIN! Regarding our foreign policy, John Kerry lied to and even threatened Israel.
Once again, the U.S. with Obama at the helm, has moved the world two steps forward, … toward Armageddon!
Almost 3 decades ago the emerging of the Soviet Union’s collapse signaled the rise of the U.S. as the world’s sole Super-power.
Last week’s loss of credibility and leaving a door ajar to capitulation to our enemies quest for nuclear weapons, Obama has foretold the end of America’s world leadership.
Global leadership is based on two things – power (which remains strong, … for now) and credibility, … which last week, … was shattered!
POWER, hangs its hat on the financial ability to use it, and the driving power which can easily be denied us - Oil itself, and/or the credit to purchase Middle Eastern OIL!
+ = Above: my intro // Below: parts of Caroline Glick’s most recent comments + =
Secretary of State John Kerry spent the first part of last week lying to Israeli and Gulf Arab leaders and threatening the Israeli people. He lied to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Saudis about the content of the deal US and European negotiators had achieved with the Iranians. Kerry told them that in exchange for Iran temporarily freezing its nuclear weapons development program, the US and its allies would free up no more than $5 billion dollars in Iranian funds seized and frozen in foreign banks.
Kerry threatened the Israeli people with terrorism and murder — and so invited both — if Israel fails to accept his demands for territorial surrender to PLO terrorists that reject Israel’s right to exist. Kerry’s threats were laced with bigoted innuendo. He claimed that Israelis are too wealthy to understand their own interests. If you don’t wise up and do what I say, he intoned, the Europeans will take away your money while the Palestinians kill you. Oh, and aside from that, your presence in the historic heartland of Jewish civilization from Jerusalem to Alon Moreh is illegitimate.
It is hard to separate the rise in terrorist activity since Kerry’s remarks last week with his remarks. What greater carte blanche for murder could the Palestinians have received than the legitimization of their crimes by the chief diplomat of Israel’s closest ally?
Certainly, Kerry’s negotiating partner Catherine Ashton couldn’t have received a clearer signal to ratchet up her economic boycott of Jewish Israeli businesses than Kerry’s blackmail message given just two days before the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Kerry’s threats were so obscene and unprecedented that Israeli officials broke with tradition and disagreed with him openly directly, while he was still in the country. Normally supportive leftist commentators have begun reporting Kerry’s history of anti-Israel advocacy, including his 2009 letter of support for pro-Hamas activists organizing flotillas to Gaza in breach of international and American law.
…. True, in the end, Kerry was unable to close the deal he rushed off to Geneva to sign last Friday. Of course, it wasn’t Iran that rejected the American surrender. And it wasn’t America that scuttled the proposal. It was France. Unable to hide behind American power and recognizing its national interest in preventing Iran from emerging as a nuclear armed power in the Middle East, France vetoed deal that paved the way a nuclear Iran.
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Just who got the ‘inside track’ to becoming NAVIGATORS? Look at what’s going on!
James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a second video showing even more Obamacare Navigators in Texas suggesting fraud and deceit to undercover reporters — despite some in the mainstream media calling the first exposé an “isolated incident.”
“Today, Project Veritas released a second investigation exposing more Obamacare navigators counseling applicants to lie and cheat the health care system by erroneously reporting income status, health history, and more,” Project Veritas wrote.
They continue, “Critics said the first video was an isolated incident so we decided to visit with even more navigators funded by your American tax dollars. What we found was disturbing and showed a clear pattern of fraud through the Obamacare navigator program.”
And, remember, these Navigators have access to every enrollee’s private information and are therefore, … more vulnerable to Identity Theft!
There’s more; let’s “Paul Harvey it” — check out the rest of the story!
Uh oh! That’s worrisome; this man who said this, has no credibility! Could there be trouble ahead? Check out the link - ”Give me your sandwich.”
Below, … it says “Regulatory barriers favor big companies over small ones.” That’s where they owe him and where he collects the big bucks!
“Food prices have been steadily rising under Obama. The price of a pound of potatoes has gone up by a third, the price of a gallon of milk has increased by a fifth and the price of a 5lb bag of flour has gone up by a dollar.
Bacon was at $3.60 a lb under Bush. It’s now up to $5.60 a lb under Obama. The price of a whole frozen Thanksgiving turkey was at $1.32 a lb under Bush. It’s up to $1.81 under Obama giving Americans that much less to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
The price of a tub of margarine went up from $1.50 to $2.10. But that won’t be a problem for long because thanks to Obama it may soon become hard to get margarine at any price.
Obama’s FDA is considering a ban on trans fat in foods. Like incandescent bulbs and cheap free market health insurance, margarine may become one of those things that you can no longer buy anymore.
It will also mean that many other foods will either be banned, become more expensive or taste worse.
The FDA had already mandated trans fat labeling on products. The new ban would not protect anyone; instead it would take away the right of Americans to choose what they eat. Under the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, the FDA was created to prevent “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors.”
Its claim that trans fat in foods make them adulterated is a deliberate misinterpretation of its powers.
The FDA’s food policing powers do not give it the right to ban unhealthy foods. If they did, the FDA could outlaw every kind of junk food. And it has begun doing that with its argument that trans fats are unsafe because they are unhealthy; building up plaque in arteries and increasing the risk of heart attacks.
Here’s a short list of foods that build up plaque in arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks.
Milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, salami, French fries and eggs. The FDA has given itself the authority to ban everything from a glass of milk to a carton of eggs. And that’s not an exaggeration.
Last year a new study came out whose author claimed that eating eggs was as bad for the heart as smoking cigarettes, compared the egg industry to the tobacco industry and was followed by suggestions that egg cartons should carry health warnings like tobacco cartons.
Every time you see another one of those contradictory health warning stories, imagine that they can lead to a ban on everything from wine to chocolate to eggs.
Bloomberg, who pushed through a trans fats ban in 2006, is celebrating that Obama has caught up to him. The question is which element of Bloomberg’s food fascism will Obama adopt next? Will it be his ban on salt or on large sodas?
Many of the largest junk food companies are as cheerful about the ban as Bloomberg.
The ban on trans foods will make everything from doughnuts to popcorn to cookies taste worse. That’s bad news for working moms who like their frozen pizzas, movie lovers who like their microwave popcorn and Vegans and Kosher Jews who use margarine instead of butter in their cooking.
But it is good news for big food companies which have the cash to sink into R&D for new techniques; some of which may even be patentable. Smaller manufacturers will be squeezed out as their doughnuts suddenly start tasting oily and consumers switch to the big budget brands which become the only game in town.
In the age of Obama, rent seeking is one of the most effective ways to compete. Regulatory barriers favor big companies over small ones. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which is spending a lot of money to fight genetically modified foods labeling, cheerfully welcomed the trans fat ban. The GMA wouldn’t be doing that if it weren’t profitable
GMA members welcomed Michelle Obama’s call for “healthier food” with a standing ovation at their convention; understanding the competitive advantages that added regulatory barriers would bring. The big companies have already slashed trans fats in preparation for what they no doubt knew was coming. Now they get to watch their smaller competitors desperately scramble to hold on to their customers.
The products of the smaller local manufacturers may even be healthier overall, but health has nothing to do with this. Like everything that this government does; it’s about power. The power to move money out of less politically connected pockets into more politically connected pockets.
The FDA is making an aggressive power grab into an area that most people pay very little attention to. Bloomberg started with trans fats before moving on to more familiar targets like soda and salt. If the FDA succeeds in banning a food because it clogs up arteries, it will pave the way for unlimited bans. And those bans will also serve the interests of crony capitalist food firms with ties to the Democratic Party.
All this would be bad enough in a healthy economy, but when American families are already worrying about how to put food on the table; it’s downright criminal.
Marie Antoinette at least allowed the peasants to eat cake; if they could find it. Barack Obama isn’t just starving Americans of food money with his economic policies; he is now taking food out of their mouths.
The price of a frozen pizza went up by 33% under Obama. Now due to his trans fat ban, it will increase even more and taste worse.
That may be Obama’s legacy. That he made Americans poorer and worse off, forced them to spend more and get less for their money. That he deprived Americans of every basic necessity, made it more expensive for them to drive to work, to see a doctor and to eat a meal.
And when they did sit down at a table to eat; Obama even made the food in their mouths taste worse.
During the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover campaigned on a promise of a chicken in every pot. During his own economic depression, Obama celebrated Thanksgiving by signing a bill legalizing the slaughter of horses for human consumption. According to nutrition experts, horse meat is healthier than beef.
Forget your hot dogs, doughnuts and popcorn. Start eating your horse.
Have you heard the latest explanation of “Obamacare”? Check this out; it’s enlightening and funny at the same time.
Nomination of radical Judges: he called it “transformational change.” I call it, just part of SUBVERTING AMERICA!
At a private event last Wednesday, President Obama bragged that he was “remaking the courts.”
And if his nomination of controversial professor Cornelia Pillard had succeeded, he would have taken a major step toward that goal.
Despite her nauseating statements on everything from abstinence to motherhood, the President insisted on nominating Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second most important bench in America.
Unlike so many appellate courts, the D.C. Circuit has historically been one of the more balanced benches in the country — a reputation that would certainly be in jeopardy if Pillard had joined.
Fortunately, the U.S. Senate was as shocked by her resume as the rest of us and refused to give her nomination a final vote.
Under Senate rules, it would have taken the consent of 60 members to end debate and move to her confirmation. By a 56-41 vote, Republicans put up a barrier that even the majority party couldn’t overcome.
Pillard, who Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called “considerably outside the mainstream,” raised plenty of eyebrows — even among Democrats — for her wild views on everything from feminism to religion. Said one Senate aid, “I don’t know that there is anyone who has raised more red flags”.
Some of her greatest hits include calling abstinence education “unconstitutional,” ultrasound technology “deceptive,” and women “presumptive breeders.”
NRO’s Ed Whelan and other experts were convinced that if Pillard had been confirmed, she would be “the most left-wing judge in the history of the republic.” Those are strong words for a country that isn’t exactly hurting for activist judges.
But if Pillard’s nomination has taught us anything, it is what’s at stake for America in this overlooked debate.
If the President can’t get the legislature to embrace his big government vision, then he’ll appoint judges to do it for him.
As FRC’s Ken Klukowski points out, “President Obama understands that so much of what he wants to accomplish runs afoul of the historical understanding of the limits on federal power and the proper meaning of the Bill of Rights that he can only achieve that agenda if a critical mass of federal judges agree with his idea that the words of the Constitution can be completely redefined to grant such sweeping and transformational power to the federal government.”
At least for this week, Senate Republicans are saying, “not on our watch.”
The above, was from: Family Research Council who has been labeled a Domestic Hate Group by the Obama administration’s lackies – So. Poverty Law Center – another, angry, racist, leftist support group.
Coming to your neighborhood soon: an aesthetically pleasing, well-lit place for your children, (as they play the latest versions of ”Call of Duty” or “Assassin’s Creed” video games), to watch a good examples of how to shoot dope safely.
Sure to draw these folks from the back allies and dumpsters into your neighborhood, it’ll be a place where druggies and your children’s friends can get a ‘feel’ for alternative lifestyles and even opt to shoot dope into their veins and dream their way into the afterlife if they like ……
Complaining that the only “supervised injection site” on the North American continent is currently in Vancouver, their disdain of those who want to prevent drug use, was evident.
In this surge of liberalism, panelists at a Soros sponsored session of the International Drug Reform Conference, said groups from all over the Obama-nation are vying to be the next!
If you’d been there, you’d possibly have noticed that they don’t offer a tour of the Vancouver neighborhood which hosts the only existing injection site, and legalizers – calling themselves (“harm-reductionists”) are promoting this … and yet somehow, I suspect they mean for it to be in YOUR neighborhood, not theirs!
How do you feel about it?
BLATANT CORRUPTION ON HIGH: YA JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!
Left-wing activists have scooped up more than $67 million in grants nationwide to hire the navigators, a payoff to ACORN and other radical outfits that helped win Barack Obama the presidency.
Undercover investigators from Project Veritas captured taxpayer-paid Obamacare promoters on video telling health care insurance applicants to lie about preexisting medical conditions.
A new video shows an Obamacare navigator employed by the National Urban League in Texas counseling an investigator to be untruthful when completing documentation needed to apply for health care insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. The league took in $376,000 from the federal government for its navigator work.
As John Fund notes in a National Review Online article, Daniel Clayton of Enroll America says the group is “purely nonprofit. It’s not partisan, non-political.” But when Brian Pendleton, also of Enroll America, was introduced at a speaking engagement, Enroll America was called “the official group for the DNC [Democratic National Committee].”
O’Keefe, Fund reports, says Enroll America “appears to be sharing data and working directly with an explicitly political group called Battleground Texas, activities that [O'Keefe] notes ‘are prohibited unless certain conditions are met.’ Adrian Bell, the regional field director for Battleground Texas, proudly notes the group was ‘started by President Obama’s national field director’ and is ‘dedicated to turning Texas blue.’”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called for the navigators program to be halted after he watched the video. “This behavior is unacceptable, and is yet another broken piece of a deeply flawed system,” Cornyn said.
“We have so much footage, so many offices,” O’Keefe wrote of his new Obamacare navigator sting operation on his Twitter account. “So many employees. So much fraud caught on tape. We’re going to release them all one by one.”
The undercover videos shot by O’Keefe and his then-partner Hannah Giles in mid-2009 showed ACORN employees across the nation giving helpful advice on how to lie to the government, commit tax fraud, and trick banks into providing loans for brothels catering to pedophiles. The videos helped to kill off the group which had been hit the year before with the revelation of a million-dollar embezzlement scandal and cover-up involving its founder Wade Rathke.
Later that year Congress, which had given ACORN about $79 million in grants over the years, approved a law permanently pulling ACORN off the ever bounteous public teat. The 400,000-member organization filed for bankruptcy in November 2010. ACORN’s largest division, ACORN Housing, changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America to distance itself from the tarnished ACORN brand but still ended up collapsing in 2012 despite receiving sizable cash injections from the Obama administration.
Remnants of the ACORN network are involved in providing Obamacare navigators too.
United Labor Unions (ULU) Local 100 in New Orleans, is reportedly providing navigators in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. In 1979, ACORN created the United Labor Unions, which it used to organize low-wage, fast-food, and home healthcare workers in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.
ULU 100 is headed by ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a corrupt union ringleader who orchestrated massive campaigns involving identity fraud in furtherance of voter fraud and who covered up a million-dollar embezzlement involving pension funds. Now his navigators have unfettered access to confidential information on thousands of people seeking health insurance. ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nonprofit group that knowingly hired felons convicted of identity theft to work on voter registration drives, giving them custody of sensitive voter information.
Fund reports that ULU Local 100 is a “sub-grantee” providing navigators for the Southern United Neighborhoods group, which received a $600,678 grant to promote Obamacare enrollment. It also received a $270,193 grant for similar work in Arkansas and a $486,123 grant for Louisiana.
In committee, Cornyn asked: “Isn’t it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive sensitive personal information from the individuals they help to sign-up up for the Affordable Care Act?”
Sebelius replied, “That is true. States could add an additional background checks and other features, but it is not part of the federal requirement.”
Cornyn asked, “So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them?”
Sebelius answered, “That is possible.”
Both the science and the Scripture that inform us about human life and make it clear that Abortion is murder. As Pastor Driscoll put it: “Both science and Scripture are absolutely clear that life begins at conception. Taking a human life is murder, by definition, which makes abortion a murderous act.”
Consider this: On December 5, John Andrew Welden will be sentenced after pleading guilty in the murder of his unborn baby. Welden’s girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee, was six weeks pregnant when he gave her an abortion pill and told her it was antibiotics.
Welden was prosecuted for violating the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Believe it or not, federal legislation forbids the murder of an unborn baby — except, — in the 55 million instances when it doesn’t.
A father can be convicted of murdering his unborn child without the mother’s consent, but if a woman decides to end her pregnancy against the wishes of the father, that’s her right to choose.
Can’t follow all of the logic? Perhaps that’s because it’s illogical.
Illogical indeed. The state of American law on abortion is contradictory and highly illogical. It makes little sense to forbid the government to execute pregnant women, prosecute men for killing a pregnant woman’s unborn child, put drunk drivers in jail for killing such a child, and yet allow only mothers (and doctors with mothers’ permission) to kill the very same child.
Killing an unborn child is wrong, inequitable, immoral, and usually illegal. Except for mothers.
What does it say of our society that only mothers – the very people designed to care for unborn children – are allowed to end their lives through cruel and painful methods. Be it drowning her in a burning saline solution or ripping her head off, or arms and legs, … it is a violent, and painful experience . . . . God, please forgive America’s silence while the baby’s scream of horrific pain is silenced.
Pastor Driscoll discusses the 55 million missing people in the U.S. – all killed by abortion. His words illustrate that the impact of these missing lives is greater than many of us have imagined. Viet Nam cost 55 million! That number of people is equal to “17.5% of the country’s current population.” He writes that 55 million is:
[A]number greater than the population of any state in the Union, and
greater than the population of 219 of the world’s country’s including South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Australia, Argentina, and Canada.
Fifty-five million is about the same as the population of the 25 smallest states and Washington D.C. combined.
Of course, abortion would be wrong and tragic if even one innocent life was ended by it. But it is unthinkable that, as a nation, we allow such widespread killing to continue, largely unchecked. As Driscoll puts it, abortion as murder is “America’s Great Denial.”
Mark Driscoll exemplifies what pastors all around this nation must do: speaking out against abortion, boldly.
And he’s a good one to set the example. People listen to what he has to say.
The 17 year pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, is a church filled a festive, participatory, vibrant, intelligent young, 20-30- something families, and an online audience of over a quarter of a million!
II Chronicles 7:14 is not the only relevant scripture heard …
Stories abound, of Mars Hill, in online, blogs and emagizines, and in publications like - October issue of “Seattle Met”.
Monday is Veterans Day – a good day to read the book “Betrayed!” Few people know that actual members of Seal Team 6 are dead and that there is an obvious cover-up of the facts!
A special tribute should be made to SEAL TEAM 6, who are died at the hands of those in power in our government … their death is more akin to assassination than a faux pas!
Just before these heroic, brave men died, indications were, that they knew they had been foisted into the limelight and were to be killed – - -
This “foisting” was done by the President and Vice President of the United States — GLORY HOUND TRAITORS — these heroes’ blood is on their hands!
Almost immediately, after the killing of Osama, those sitting in the “war room” watching it live, those there, were told to keep the information secret, not revealing the Seal’s role – that no one was ever to know their names. The Seal Teams wanted nor expected any glory.
But, Vice President Biden and President Obama as good as pasted targets on their backs on WORLD TV when they identified them.
Reading more, (please follow these links – - -
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/9/kuhner-who-betrayed-navy-seal-team-6/, http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/06/world/la-fg-afghanistan-chopper-20110807, http://thehill.com/homenews/house/313039-congress-to-probe-lethal-seal-crash, http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/seal-team-6-families-suspicions-of-govt-grow/
. . . . I don’t see how my interpretation can be wrong — but I believe that the underlying reason was, that Obama wanted the glory, that he didn’t want it leaked before he could take credit for the deed!
But, … I could be wrong; it could be that this man serves the Principalities and Powers of darkness – after all, he oversees the murder of a multitude of unborn, children every day!
That, my friend, when one thinks of the horrific violence “visited upon” these innocent ones, is nothing but PURE EVIL.
And on top of all this, this week, it was exposed that he is “negotiating” with Iran, the proxy terrorists of the world, allowing them to continue to develop nuclear weapons which will propel the world into war . . . .
Call it what you want but the nicest, most generous thing I can imagine saying about this man is: Obama is naïve and stupid!
I know the source is considered “iffy” by some, but the origin of this source isn’t – - – take a chance and listen to the people In-The-Know . . . . .
The term “Useful Idiots” has a specific derivation and meaning. It fits the Democratics in Congress well! They too, are “Useful Idiots” … (see explanation below).
Obama met with the incumbent Senators (etc) yesterday (at the White House) ; they’re in a panic mode, knowing they cannot win an election now, … not with how he’s set them up to lose and they’re not handling this well … as well they shouldn’t!
He lied, not just to the Senators and Representatives, but more importantly, to the people; he sucked them in, … told them he’d not said that ‘you could keep your plan, your doctor if you liked it’/him’ … and then, knowing full well that FOX NEWS had (36 times) … been running videos of him saying it …… that said, … it was in full view of news media, he said that ‘he’d never said that’ … that he’d “qualified it” with an “IF” …!
You have to be saying to yourself, “is this guy nuts?”, but he has the entire nation knowing (FINALLY) that he is not only NOT CREDIBLE, but that he must be mentally ill to try and pull this off.
For an old “News Junkie” like me, … this is more than fascinating to watch! It brings home the theoretical scenario discussed half a century ago, after the Cuban Missile Crisis, back in ’63 — the … “what if we ever have a current president who becomes (or is already) mentally ill.” Seems to be, what we’re watching now? I don’t think so; I think it’s much more ominous than that!
Watch closely America . . . this man is not only dangerous to you and your pocketbook – he has plans to take us into WAR and destroy America, and the dream! ! !
“In political jargon, useful idiot is a pejorative term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.
The term has been used to refer to Soviet sympathizers in Western countries. The implication was that, although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as an ally of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used. The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause which they naïvely believe to be a force for good.
Despite often being attributed to Lenin, in 1987, Grant Harris, senior reference librarian at the Library of Congress, declared that “We have not been able to identify this phrase among [Lenin's] published works.”“
That’s true; he used it in his own circle, … explaining why he killed the “useful idiots” after they’d served his purpose.” It showed his contempt for the gullible . . . . and that’s exactly where Obama lies lead!
While Obama manipulates our pocketbook with ObamaCare and the public’s ire rises, and the public and press focus on that one hand, … It seems that there’s a question of his sanity; to lie about what one said dozen’s of times, knowing that video tapes exist, . . . either he is obviously insane, or something else is going on ….. something hidden and this ‘faux pas’ is just to obfuscate the obvious!
Behind our backs, . . . .out of sight, with the other hand, he’s working on scuttling America’s future – our chance to ever live in peace again.
He’s putting pressure on Israel to capitulate on issues which are critical to Israel’s future – war in the middle east!
These traitors at the helm of control (thanks to low-information voters, their associate traitors [the mainstream media] and subversive, short-sighted democrats), … he and Kerry are telling Israel that release of the latest batch of terrorists was NOT enough – that they must accept a divided Jerusalem and . . . . or, there will be dire financial consequences!
They’re insisting that Israel cede control of Judea and Sumaria, to PLO control (Arafat’s old group) strangling Israeli communities in that region and cutting off IDF protection . . . . WHO SAID THIS MAN IS NOT PRO TERRORISTS???
So America . . . best watch this man! He’s all about destroying America and setting us and Israel up for eternal war!
Worry about your pocket books if you must, but be aware that Obama’s game-plan was always, (as instructed by Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”), to overwhelm the opposition!
And make no mistake about it ….. you ARE the “opposition” … it’s just that the Tea Party Patriots noticed it first, … years ago … thus, the IRS harassment etc.
Follow, if you can, (though America’s media doesn’t talk of it), that Obama and fellow- traveler Putin, set up a deal for Syria’s Assad to remain in power, and quietly keep a large portion of his chemical and biological weaponry until it’s time, while Iran continues to develop nuclear.
Just last week, the NEW YORK SLIMES published what Obama’s 2nd term foreign policy goals were – brokering a peace in the middle east, “negotiating” a nuclear deal with IRAN, and mitigating the “strife” in Syria. Once Iran has nuclear, PLO, HAMAS, HEZBULLAH will as well. Israel cannot wait for that!
Meanwhile, Americans, focused on what’s our number one priority – - - the distracted watch gladiator entertainment in the America’s Coliseums — our giant inner cities, ……. just when was it that Obama learned to “fiddle”?
Austin, TX — Angela was twenty weeks pregnant when she walked into a dingy abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California, on August 7, 2004. Her abortion was completed in five minutes with little or no pain relief by an 84-year old abortionist, Phillip Rand, who rotated his time between several clinics throughout Southern California.
When he was done with Angela’s abortion, he got in his car and began the three-hour drive on congested California freeways to another abortion clinic in Chula Vista, near the Mexican border, where he had more patients waiting. But when Angela started bleeding heavily, the two medical aids, who were the only ones left in the clinic, didn’t know what to do. One called Rand and asked him to return to the clinic to help the hemorrhaging women, but Rand refused. He was already an hour or so away and didn’t want to go back and risk losing business in Chula Vista. He told them to call 911 if she got any worse.
Angela did get worse – much worse. By the time paramedics arrived, it was too late. They found her in a pool of her own blood. There was no oxygen or no crash cart at the clinic, but it is doubtful that the two minimally-trained aids would have know how to operate them if they had been available. Angela was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
One paramedic was so incensed by how he found Angela that he reported Rand to his supervisor who, in turn, notified the Medical Board. A signed declaration from the paramedic noted, “This was the worst post-partum patient situation at a medical clinic I have ever encountered during my time as a paramedic.” Twenty months later Rand surrendered his medical license.
For Angela, there was no continuity of care. Rand held no hospital privileges. This allowed him to operate well below the standard of care at the cost of one woman’s life.
In Texas, a new law that requires abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their clinics is meant to prevent tragedies such as Angela’s.
Last week, Federal Court Judge Lee Yeakel blocked the law from taking effect noting that it was “without a rational basis and places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus.”
He should try explaining that to Angela’s family.
Thankfully, on Thursday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed with Yeakel and allowed the hospital privilege requirement to take effect.
The result has been dramatic. By our count, as a result of Thursday’s ruling, 16 abortion clinics have stopped supplying abortions in Texas. There are reports that women who were scheduled for abortions have made decisions to carry their babies to term because of the clinic closures.
Right now, the new law is saving an estimated 50 innocent lives per day and is actively protecting the health of women by closing clinics that dangerously cannot ensure a continuity of care.
Yesterday, Planned Parenthood filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anton Scalia will issue the decision on whether this law will continue to be enforced pending a full trial on the matter. He has given the State until November 12 to file a response and is expected to make his decision soon after.
The New York Times blogged just this morning about the Texas hospital requirement, stating “virtually everyone understands that H.B. 2, the new Texas law that places various restrictions on a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion, is not about protecting women’s health — it’s about stopping abortion.”
To that, we can only refer the Times to cases like Angela’s and to the common practice of “fly-by-night” abortionists who breeze into town, inflict injuries upon women, then hurry off to the next city where more abortion appointments await, leaving hospital ER’s to clean up their messes.
Many states across the country have recognized the dangers to this “circuit rider” practice and have attempted to mitigate them by passing safety laws similar to the one now under litigation in Texas. In Mississippi, a similar hospital privilege requirement was blocked by another judge, allowing the last abortion clinic in that state, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, to continue to operate under risky conditions. All of its abortionists come from out-of-state and none have been granted hospital privileges due to the liability issues surrounding their practice of being chronically unavailable in the event an abortion patient suffers life-threatening complications.
We frequently quote from a declaration by James C. Anderson, M.D. that was filed in support of a Mississippi law requiring that abortionists maintain hospital privileges, abortion clinic emergency plans frequently involve simply sending women to an emergency room and letting the ER staff figure out what happened and how to fix it.
Anderson continued, “As stated earlier, I have worked in local Emergency Rooms across Virginia for over thirty years. When women have come to the Emergency Room with complications related to an abortion, never once have I received a phone call initiated by the provider conveying information about the abortion, the young woman’s condition or potential complications. I have always had to evaluate the situation, come to my own conclusions, and initiate what I thought was appropriate treatment. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patient’s best interest. I have called many abortion clinic physicians but never once has the provider come to the Emergency Room to assume care. I have always had to call a staff physician. This then creates another delay since the staff physician is taking care of his/her own patients, but now much change his/her schedule to assume the care of someone else’s patient. These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.”
In West Virginia, another emergency room physician has acknowledged the dangers that a lack of hospital privileges can present for women seeking abortions.
“We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or our ultrasound center with complications from abortions at these centers in Charleston: so much for ‘safe and legal.’ These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency ‘drop-ins,’” stated Dr. Byron Calhoun, vice chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at West Virginia University, in a letter he wrote on June 31, 2013, to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
“No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have no backup coverage, and then abandon them to the emergency room,” Calhoun wrote. “We would be held ethically and legally liable. The fantasy of women’s reproductive health care seems to allow these individuals who perform the abortions some special dispensation to provide substandard care.”
So yes, this controversial Texas law is undeniably about protecting the lives and health of women, as well as protecting the lives of innocent babies who can be spared if predatory abortion clinics are prevented from inflicting negligent practices on women. Even some of the most liberal abortion apologists agree that reducing the number of abortions is in everyone’s best interest.
As for this being about depriving women of a so-called “constitutional right to abortion,” this law certainly does not do that. While it is our opinion that every abortion clinic should close and abortion should be criminalized once again, this law was never meant to accomplish that. It was meant to protect as many as it can under the current political climate in our nation. Abortion is still more than freely accessible in Texas though the 25 remaining abortions clinics scattered throughout Texas.
We are hopeful that Scalia will not overturn the 5th Appellate Court and that the law will continue to be enforced, saving lives every day. But even under the unlikely chance that this law is somehow struck down at some future time, the hundreds of babies saved from abortion and the women who were spared from injury by this attempt at reining in a dangerous and out-of-control abortion industry were more than worth the effort. If Angela was alive today, we think she would agree.
November 5, 2013 By Operation Rescue By Cheryl Sullenger
Marijuana proponents continue to try and use every avenue (pun intended) to attempt to sway the public — but it’s only so they can have their drugs legally, and they have zero concern for the safety for you and your children … Below, is a reference to a New York Slimes editorial:
The all-consuming intent, during driving test, is to show they are competent to drive when high — able to focus for short periods, is certainly not the same as the irresponsible behavior, so commonly exhibited by users.
Proven continuously, by ER visits, … (because of the increased potency of the NEW POT’s THC levels) it’s a spurious theory that alcohol consumption decreases when young people begin to use marijuana; obviously “academics” who (favor legalization) do not read the studies which real-world preventionists, see all too often.
Serious and fatal collisions show that mixing substances (marijuana and alcohol) is accelerating in our youth, commonly found, after-the-fact, … if at all!
As a former user, I reject the premise. Changing life-safety issues to allow more deaths via DUI should NOT be rushed into without significant data.
- Few states even test for marijuana in fatal collisions where alcohol is involved!
- Your insurance rates are negatively impacted because insurance companies do not bother to find out which of their drivers have “medical conditions” … which supposedly “require” self-medication with pot.
- In rare cases, during “accident” investigations, do police access the records to find if a driver is a “medical marijuana” card-holder …
- THC is fat soluble and therefore, when burning fat, users can remain impacted by smoking pot for days and weeks … and reminded they need to get high, … again.
Many Americans suspect Obama was foreign born; they’re wrong. Boy do I have a story to tell you. Obama is a fraud, but it has nothing to do with his birthplace. Obama-Birthers have it all backwards.
They’re looking in the wrong place. He isn’t a foreigner portraying himself as an American. He’s an American who fraudulently portrayed himself as a foreigner.
Months ago MSNBC television host Rachel Maddow spent 15 minutes on her national show calling me a “birther.” I scratched my head. Because I’m not. Never have been, not for one minute. A “birther” believes Obama is a foreigner, not legally qualified to be president. I have never believed that.
I’ve always believed that Obama is 100 percent American. There I’ve said it loudly. I’m a leading critic of the President, but I’ve always believed him to be American born. He is as American as P.T. Barnum. And he lies and exaggerates like P.T. Barnum too. While Obama is not a foreigner, he is a fraud. Let me tell you the REAL Obama story.
In hundreds of media interviews, I’ve stated that even though Obama was my college classmate at Columbia University, Class of 1983, and we shared the same majors (Political Science and Pre-Law), I never saw, met, or heard of him. But the media has this story wrong too – I’ve never said that my conclusion is Obama did not go to Columbia. On the contrary, I believe Obama graduated Columbia and we are classmates.
Where was he hiding for those Columbia years? My educated guess is he was smoking pot and attending communist meetings, plotting the downfall of America and capitalism. Don’t laugh, it worked!
While that was just an educated guess, Obama’s own autobiography backs me up – he personally admitted often attending Socialist Party meetings at Cooper Union in downtown Manhattan. With Obama, even your wildest guesses are often proven true.
But forget why he wasn’t seen at Columbia, the real mystery is how he ever got into Columbia. Stay with me – because this ties into the whole “foreign born” story.
I believe I’ve pieced together what happened at Columbia and here it is. I believe that Obama, an American citizen, committed fraud by portraying himself as a foreigner, in order to gain almost impossible admittance to prestigious Columbia University (and probably Occidental and Harvard Law School as well). He lied and used fraud (misrepresentation) to weasel his way in. Is that really a crime? Ask convicted criminal Frank Abagnale, the real-life star of the hit movie and best-selling book, “Catch Me if You Can.” Portraying someone you’re not is called fraud, and punishable by years in prison.
It doesn’t take a psychology degree to figure out Obama’s fragile mindset as a young man. He spent his youth living a fantasy, wanting desperately to be foreign-born and exotic, instead of just a normal American kid from a struggling single parent household. As a black teen with no dad, Obama undoubtedly faced racism and tough times. With help from mentors (like Frank Marshall, a communist and Bill Ayers, a terrorist) he learned to despise his country of birth (America). As a dreamer and loner he started to believe his own story of exotic birth, then used that fantasy (aka fraud) to gain admittance to both Occidental and Columbia .
In too deep, he had no way out. Ironically, Obama, himself is the birther. He’s the one who created the foreign-born storyline.
The fact the leftist media (Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Mother Jones, and others) are so frightened of me, confirms that I’m close to the truth. It explains why Obama sent the IRS to viciously attack me not once, but twice (I won 100 percent victories in both audits). I’ve gotten too close to both the Obama Columbia scandal and the Obama IRS scandal. The closer to the target, the greater the flack.
Getting into an Ivy League University is extremely difficult and transferring in is virtually impossible. Every year 30,000 kids try to get into a college like Columbia. Only a small fraction are accepted (there were about 700 in our class of 1983). The battle is cut-throat. Virtually all 30,000 are straight-A students, have close-to-perfect SAT scores, and have achieved out-sized success at extracurricular activities too.
Into that dog-eat-dog competition stepped Barack Obama, a young man with no achievements, except an exotic story of Indonesian upbringing. Obama could NEVER have gotten into Columbia out of high school and his odds of transferring in later were even worse. Last year Columbia accepted only three transfer students in the entire world. Three. And I guarantee you all three had amazing scholastic and achievement records from other Ivy League colleges like Harvard, Yale, or Princeton .
Obama had none of that. By his own admission he was a poor student who smoked pot, rarely attended class, and got mediocre grades, from Occidental (a good but not great college). His only chance of transferring into Columbia was a made-up story of being an exotic foreigner.
It’s pretty clear how Obama got into Columbia – I believe it was by lying. Obama was a smart kid, even then gave “great interviews,” and talked (lied) his way into Columbia as an Indonesian student, using his Jakarta grade school transcripts (and perhaps Passport/citizenship papers) as proof. Columbia probably asked very few questions. They were thrilled to have an Indonesian student to brag about. They got what they wanted – “diversity.”
That was Obama’s edge that gained him admittance to the exclusive Ivy League world at Columbia and then Harvard Law School . But that also made him a fraud, who accepted admittance and foreign student aid under false pretenses.
Since selling this fraudulent story had succeeded beyond his wildest imagination, Obama was emboldened. So, he used it again to sell a book. Remember I’m not guessing here. It’s a fact that his book agent described Obama to publishers as “Born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia.” There is physical proof of these exact words. Bleeding heart liberal Manhattan book publishers bought it hook, line and sinker.
All of this lying and fraud based on a fantasy built an impressive platform for young Obama. It got him the credentials he needed for a career in politics (Columbia, Harvard Law, professor at Chicago Law School). Next he used that platform to run for office. He won. Then, won again, becoming a U.S. Senator. People started touting him as a Presidential candidate. All the lies and P.T. Barnum-like self promotion had worked for Obama. Too well. Now he had a deep, dark secret to cover-up.
His college records were his Achilles heel. He had to hide his tracks. His college records had to be sealed forever. Not because he was a foreigner and unqualified to be President, but because he was an American posing as a foreigner. That makes him a fraud unqualified to be President.
I would love for Mr. Obama to release his college records and prove me wrong. But of course he won’t…he can’t. Because at the top of his college admissions transcript would be the two words that would destroy his Presidency and legacy: “Foreign Student.”
No, I’m not a birther. I believe Obama is 100 percent American born. While never questioning his birth, I’ve been in the media nonstop for five years questioning his allegiance to America, American exceptionalism, and Judeo-Christian values. And I’ve exposed his plan (created by husband-wife professors Cloward and Piven at Columbia) to destroy capitalism by overwhelming the system with spending, debt, and entitlements. That purposeful plan is proven by facts – please see record spending, record debt, and record entitlements under Obama.
This is all about a plan to destroy America carried out by an American posing as a foreigner. No, Obama isn’t a foreigner. But we have a fraud in the White House.
Oct. 4, 2013 8:00am // WAYNE ALLYN ROOT
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT IS A FORMER LIBERTARIAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, SMALL BUSINESS DEFENDER, BUSINESS SPEAKER, CAPITAL EVANGELIST,