Category Archive:New World Order

Janet Tavakoli On Bank Foreclosure Fraud – MarketTicker Forums.

Janet Tavakoli on Bank Foreclosure Fraud from David Fry on Vimeo.

Hello!  This is nother major violation of the US Constitution by the gov’t.

Lookout! Government peering at you with X-rays on highway.

Opt Out of the Airport Scanners for Health and Privacy – We Won’t Fly .com.

So either you get molested or you get added to the government’s pornography collection.  You folks continue to fly why?

Agents were funneling every passenger at this particular checkpoint through a newly installed back-scatter body imaging device, which allows the agency’s security officers to, in essence, see under your clothing. The machine captures an image of your naked self, including your genitals, and sends the image to an agent in a separate room. I don’t object to stringent security (as you will soon see), but I do object to meaningless security theater (Bruce Schneier’s phrase), and I believe that we would be better off if the TSA focused its attentions on learning the identity and background of each passenger, rather than on checking whether passengers are carrying contraband (as I suggested in this article, it is possible for a moderately clever person to move contraband through TSA screenings with a fair amount of ease, even with this new technology).

In part because of the back-scatter imager’s invasiveness (a TSA employee in Miami was arrested recently after he physically assaulted a colleague who had mocked his modestly sized penis, which was fully apparent in a captured back-scatter image), the TSA is allowing passengers to opt-out of the back-scatter and choose instead a pat-down. I’ve complained about TSA pat-downs in the past, because they, too, were more security theater than anything else. They are, as I would learn, becoming more serious, as well.

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I pointed out to the security officer that 50 percent of the American population has no balls (90 percent in Washington, D.C., where I live), so what is going to happen when the pat-down officer meets no resistance in the crotchal area of women? “If there’s no resistance, then there’s nothing there.”

“But what about people who hide weapons in their cavities? I asked. I actually said “vagina” again, just to see him blush. “We’re just not going there,” he reiterated.

I asked him if he was looking forward to conducting the full-on pat-downs. “Nobody’s going to do it,” he said, “once they find out that we’re going to do.”

In other words, people, when faced with a choice, will inevitably choose the Dick-Measuring Device over molestation? “That’s what we’re hoping for. We’re trying to get everyone into the machine.” He called over a colleague. “Tell him what you call the back-scatter,” he said. “The Dick-Measuring Device,” I said. “That’s the truth,” the other officer responded.

The pat-down at BWI was fairly vigorous, by the usual tame standards of the TSA, but it was nothing like the one I received the next day at T.F. Green in Providence. Apparently, I was the very first passenger to ask to opt-out of back-scatter imaging. Several TSA officers heard me choose the pat-down, and they reacted in a way meant to make the ordinary passenger feel very badly about his decision. One officer said to a colleague who was obviously going to be assigned to me, “Get new gloves, man, you’re going to need them where you’re going.”

via For the First Time, the TSA Meets Resistance – Jeffrey Goldberg – National – The Atlantic.

Some travelers are also livid about how children are being screened. During a trip last Sunday by a father and son through Orlando airport in Florida, the 8-year-old boy was selected for extra screening by TSA after going through the metal detector.

The father said the officer described the procedure before conducting it. Then he patted down the boy in the open security area, using the backside of his hands to check his genital area, he said.

via Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns | Reuters.

Words aren’t needed..click the link.

TSA = “The Sexual Assault” (On Children?!) – MarketTicker Forums.

nough said..read the link.

Drudge Stirs National Debate On TSA Abuse.

Anyone who thinks these machines don’t generate pornography is either blind or willfully ignorant.

Backlash grows over TSA’s ‘naked strip searches’ | Privacy Inc. – CNET News.

These body scanners produce clear images of naked persons..including children..it’s a porn fest.  If you refuse the scanners you are then sexually assaulted by the TSA.  I will not fly at this point..ever…i’m going to not let my girls on flights either.

TSA Groping Out Of Control.

To me, Obama’s rationalization for the extravagance is more outrageous than spending more money the U.S. Treasury doesn’t have.

He says the purpose of the India excursion is to bring jobs and economic opportunities to the U.S. through expanded trade.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Expanded trade with India for the foreseeable future spells a continued massive exodus of jobs from the U.S. India represents cheap labor for multinational U.S. corporations. That’s why you so often hear an Indian voice on the other end of a customer service phone call. Got a computer problem? You call an India call service center. Got question about your phone bill? You’re likely connected to an India call center. Behind on your mortgage loan payments because you’re out of work or underemployed? You are likely to get a call from an India call service center asking you to make a payment to avoid foreclosure.

via Obama’s $2 billion India armada.

While our economy goes down the toilet he hosts not only opulent parties with the most expensive things that can be bought but this level of spending for a trade summit is beyond description.  The US economy is burning and he is out dancing all over the world.

Obama’s India visit security erect a bomb proof tunnel at the Gandhi museum | Mail Online.

He’s tried this before.  now he’s going to try it again.  I’m not sure this will fail at this time.  This means my two kids would be forced into either “civillian National Security” or military service.  Just scary is what this is.

Rangel plan gives prez ‘civilian security force’.

This is so over the top I can’t NOT post about this.

Since Obama is expected to arrive in the afternoon on November 6, and will travel by road to the Taj Mahal Hotel, the entire stretch from airport to the hotel will be under heavy security. The officer said, “There will be no vehicular movement on Western Express Highway at that time. Traffic on roads leading up to the highway will also be stopped. All buildings flanking the entire stretch will be sanitised. However, there is no threat from the snipers as the President will travel in a bullet-proof car with 4.5-inch thick sheets, which are impenetrable for any gun.” Obama’s personal security staff itself will be huge, and it has already started making its own arrangements in Mumbai. “A team of secret service agents has already arrived, and has surveyed the areas of his stay and the roads and places on his itinerary,” the officer said. To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked. The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental in which the President travels.”

via Barack and Michelle’s Mumbai darshan plans – The Economic Times.

There’s an easy way to avoid this situation again.  If you are presented the option to use a gov’t issues computer.. just don’t.  The chances of the gov’t prosecuting itself for it’s own criminal activity are slim at best.

The school district accused of spying on students at home via laptop webcam has agreed to settle two student lawsuits for a total of $610,000. The Lower Merion School District board of directors released a statement Tuesday morning, saying that it decided to settle in order to move on and “protect the interests of our taxpayers,” even if that meant not being able to share its own side of the story.

via School settles laptop spying case to “protect taxpayers”.

FOXNews.com – Do Kids Count? Insurers Stop Selling Child-Only Policies Ahead of ObamaCare Provisions.

It’s not.  Not only are these fish a danger to the waters they are most likely a danger to us as well.  The article mentions they are going to start with salmon and then go for everything else including tilapia.

Fast-growing GM salmon ‘safe to be farmed and eaten’ – Telegraph.

it start soon..and only gets worse.  Here’s more of that “change” for all you folks who vote for usama obama..:)

120 Days to Go Until the Largest Tax Hikes in History.

the banks listed had dedicated units for laundering money through the us banking system.  Yet they get to settle… why are they still doing business in this country?

Market-Ticker – MarketTicker Forums.

Faced with mounting debt and looming costs from the new federal health-care law, many local governments are leaving the hospital business, shedding public facilities that can be the caregiver of last resort.

via FOXNews.com – Cash-Poor Local Governments Ditching Public Hospitals.

Following the release of over 90,000 documents by Wikileaks in July, the Pentagon found no evidence that the disclosure harmed U.S. national security or endangered American troops in the field. The Pentagon review team consists of military intelligence analysts, lawyers and others working for the Joint Chiefs of Staffs and other elements of the Defense Department.

via Sotomayor Says Court May Rule to Limit First Amendment in Response to Wikileaks.

It was actually an idea floated by the economist whose failed theories haunt us today.  Read the linked article for more.  It’s getting closer folks..one world currency..etc etc etc.

U.S. Postal Service Starts Quoting SDR to Dollar Conversion Rates, and IMF Endorses Replacing Dollars with SDRs ? Washington’s Blog.

Government wants your 401k.

The gov’t is going tos tart converting your 401k to bonds.  Guess what happens when the US debt load(currently at over 25 trillion or more) get too big?  The gov’t defaults on the bonds and your retirement is worth bupkis.  Karl Denninger over at the market ticker called this last year that this nonsense would be starting.  I’ve been advising my wife based on Karl’s impressive record for accuracy to put as little to nothing into that 401k as possible.  It is now time to get out of 401k’s altogether.  I started a forum thread over on the ticker’s site…let’s see what goes on over there.

Guess what?  The “criminals” are going to be able to decrypt the communications anyway so hiding the transmissions does nothing.  All this does is how the contempt you have for the general public.

Safety is an issue with the current communication system for two reasons, Debord wrote. The dead zones are one reason. The other is the new system will have the ability to encrypt, or prevent the communication between 911 operators and emergency personnel from being heard by the general public.

“Anyone with a scanner can monitor police activities on the current system,” Debord said. “This is an officer-safety issue because sometimes criminals use scanners to ‘listen in’ on our activities.”

via Emergency upgrade – The Frederick News-Post Online.

Of course judges CAN’t strike down laws according to the Constitution.  Irregardless, apparently it is illegal to make it illegal to be in this country illegally.  What a crock of crap.  The state can “deter unlawful entry” but can’t kick them out if they are already here.  Where’s the sense in that?

Calm urged after judges ruling called beyond absurd.

Kidan on facebook posted about this.  This is what is coming here..get ready.

Axe falls on NHS services – Telegraph.

The sight of American citizens gathering to protest basketball player LeBron James’ decision to join Miami Heat last week, after Ohio Governor Ted Strickland joined celebrities to serenade James in a bizarre appeal video entitled “We are LeBron,” was a shocking reminder of how millions of Americans are more concerned about sports teams than the fact that their country is collapsing around them, and how potent a threat such wanton delusion is to the survival of freedom and prosperity in the United States.

In a You Tube clip that went viral after appearing on the Drudge Report website, Alex Jones explained how ominous it was to see Americans transfixed by bread and circuses while at the same time the New York Times reports on how the country is sinking into another depression.

via American Idolatry Intensifies as Nation Sinks in to Depression.


It’s coming..slowly but surely.  The frog in the pot of water that is slowly heated up is what the American people are.

“A customer chooses a wine on a touch-screen display, swipes an ID, blows into an alcohol sensor (no contact with the machine is required) and looks into a surveillance camera. A state employee in Harrisburg remotely approves the sale after verifying the buyer isn’t drunk and matches the photo ID,” reports the Associated Press.The zombie public, completely unaware of how having to prove that they are a good citizen before obtaining government permission to buy something has no place in a free country and is a slippery slope to draconian measures of control over the individual, expressed their approval at this new level of serfdom.

via Mark Of The Beast Rears Its Head In Pennsylvania.

I am already telling my wife to get her money OUT of 401k’s and other vehicles specifically because of garbage like this.  The next step the gov’t is going to do is they will seize all tax free ira’s…convert them to US treasuries(aka bonds) and say if you want it that’s what you have to do.  These bonds will be effectively worthless since the gov’t is broke!!!!!

Listen to Paul opine:

What should it be doing? Conventional monetary policy, in which the Fed drives down short-term interest rates by buying short-term U.S. government debt, has reached its limit: those short-term rates are already near zero, and can’t go significantly lower. (Investors won’t buy bonds that yield negative interest, since they can always hoard cash instead.) But the message of Mr. Bernanke’s 2002 speech was that there are other things the Fed can do. It can buy longer-term government debt. It can buy private-sector debt. It can try to move expectations by announcing that it will keep short-term rates low for a long time. It can raise its long-run inflation target, to help convince the private sector that borrowing is a good idea and hoarding cash a mistake.

The Fed has done pretty much all but the last.  It bought government debt.  It bought private (Fannie and Freddie are not government “agencies” as the law defines them) debt.  It announced that it would leave short rates at 0-0.25% for “an extended period.”

But now Krugman crosses a particular line in asking that The Fed explicitly raise an inflation target – that is, intentionally seek to destroy the savings and investments of all Americans.

What Krugman refuses to understand (because he is a hard-core lefty collectivist) is that capital formation comes from savings.  That is, new businesses form from surplus capital excess of requirements.

via Krugman Tells Seniors (and Businesses) To Die – The Market Ticker ®.

Here is part two of Vox’s expose on the war against men.  Part 1 is here in case you did not read it first.

Winning the war against men, Part 2.

One local government is taking recycling enforcement to a whole new level. The City of Laurel has launched a pilot program in the Patuxent Glen neighborhood and electronic chips have been implanted in every resident’s recycling bin

Other than the obvious privacy issues here’s the best part.  First they say:

“We will have the highest rate of recycling, in the state, voluntarily,” added Laurel Recycling Coordinator Michele Blair.

However if you don’t participate in this “voluntary” program:

But if you don’t recycle, first you’ll get a warning letter or a personal visit and then a fine. Fines start at $25 and go up to $100.

Jones told us, “I’m hoping that it’s something we’ll be able to vote on, because I’ll vote no.”

In all likelihood, it won’t come to residents for a vote. The council will take up the measure this fall. If, as expected, it passes, then residents throughout the city could be participants by the spring.

So much for it being a voluntary program.  That’s a mandatory program.  Stop lying and tell the truth for once politicos…although most aren’t capable of that.

via Residents Say No to Chip-Using Recycling Program | ABC 7 News.

These CFL bulbs(and any fluorescent bulb) contain more than 300 times the legal EPA limit for mercury.  You break one of these in your house and you effectively have turned your home into a highly toxic, unlivable area until you have special cleanup companies com in.  Start hoarding incandescents folks.  I’m doing that right now…and hoping the upcoming wave of LED lights don’t have this mercury problem.  Of course this only one of many ways being “green” is actually killing us.

But far more importantly, CFLs are loaded with deadly mercury, one of the most toxic elements on Earth. In fact, all CFL bulbs contain – at least – four to five milligrams of mercury, about 200 times the amount of mercury in a flu vaccine shot. There is enough mercury in each CFL bulb to contaminate 6,000 gallons of clean water. To break one of these CFL bulbs is to risk ruining the health of one’s entire family, or office staff, with enough released atmospheric mercury to best require the expensive, professional services of a Haz/Mat Removal Team.

Believe not the “clean-up” methods for broken CFL bulbs offered by those in the mainstream media, which tell us to open a window, then leave the area of the broken bulb for 15 minutes; then return with duct tape to pick-up the broken glass.

Then what is one to do? Put the broken glass and duct tape into a glass jar and screw on a tight lid.

What is one to do with the glass jar? Take it to a special toxic dump.

Where are such dumps? Check your local listings.

All of the above, of course, is sheer nonsense. Want proof? Ask your dentist about the Haz/Mat teams that come into their offices to remove their old, used collection of mercury-laden dental amalgams, which dentists keep in little lead lined boxes.

All Americans will be well advised to practice a “mercury escape plan” in the case of an accidental breakage of one of these CFL bulbs: Grab your cell phone, babies, dogs, cats, and parakeets (if they aren’t already dead), and get well away from your house. Call a Haz/Mat company to completely clean your house before re-entering it. Such are the serious dangers of mercury.

via Practice Your Mercury Escape Plan.

It’s ironic..the poster children for obama are now getting stabbed in the back by his tele-promptness.  The video in the linked post is from a CNN piece where they are complaining about obama-trons shutting them out of oil cleanpu sites.  Not surprising considering hits man bows to foreign monarchs and dictators.  Did folks REALLY think he cared about this country?  His oratory style reminds me of former German leaders that we fought a world war over.

We are under British rule once again | Photography is Not a Crime.

This is a very interesting read…and much truer than most folks will ever admit.

Regardless of what one thinks of the left-leaning Obama voters, it is eminently clear that they did not vote for a Vietnam-like expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Nor did they vote for the assassination of American citizens without trial, government kidnappings on foreign lands or the continued use of an extra-constitutional jail on foreign soil. Obama has betrayed their trust as well as the most basic principle of representative democracy, just as George W. Bush betrayed the votes of the small government conservatives who made him president.

So, the Constitution lies in tatters, the politicians have successfully constructed a system that renders their collective will unopposable, the economic system is designed around the fundamentally Marxist principle of centralized credit and the courts and executive-branch agencies are regularly legislating from the bench and the bureaucracy.

Where is this freedom of which Americans so proudly speak?

As Ben Franklin said, the American people were given a republic, if they could keep it. And they have not kept it. Instead, they mortgaged it for the meager benefit of a few decades of material prosperity enjoyed on credit. Not since Esau traded his birthright for a pot of stew has anyone made such a foolish, short-sighted bargain.

But the cold winds of the Kondratieff Winter are already blowing, and on them rides the four horsemen of economic contraction, default, unemployment, disease and unrest. Perhaps Americans will rise to the occasion and claim their lost independence once more. Unfortunately, it is much more likely that a once-great nation will sink into the lost seas of history like so many great societies before her.

via Exactly what are you celebrating?.

Here we go.  It’s not on the “major” sites yet because the gov’t doesn’t want to scare everyone like they should be.  It’s the frog in the water on the stove.  They’ll let these little leaks to smaller outlets come first then the “big news” will hit and by then…it’s too late to stop it.  Time to wake up folks.

Health law risks turning away sick – TheHill.com.

THE HILL

Health law risks turning away sick

By Julian Pecquet – 07/01/10 07:13 PM ET

The Obama administration has not ruled out turning sick people away from an insurance program created by the new healthcare law to provide coverage for the uninsured.

Critics of the $5 billion high-risk pool program insist it will run out of money before Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the program sunsets and health plans can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

Administration officials insist they can make changes to the program to ensure it lasts until 2014, and that it may not have to turn away sick people. Officials said the administration could also consider reducing benefits under the program, or redistributing funds between state pools. But they acknowledged turning some people away was also a possibility.

“There’s a certain amount of money authorized in the statute, and we will do our best to make sure that that amount of money insures as many people as possible and does as much good as possible,” said Jay Angoff, director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “I think it’s premature to say [what happens] when it’s gone.”

The administration has not discussed asking Congress for more money down the line if the $5 billion runs out before Jan. 1, 2014. Uninsured sick people could start applying for participation in the high-risk insurance pools on Thursday.

Healthcare experts of all stripes warned during the healthcare debate that $5 billion would likely not last until 2014. Millions of Americans cannot find affordable healthcare because of their pre-existing conditions, and that amount would only cover a couple hundred thousand people, according to a recent study by the chief Medicare actuary.

Republicans continued to hammer that point on Thursday, asking HHS officials to brief them about the program.

We are “deeply concerned that these pools may not provide quality coverage or will limit enrollment,” Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas), John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas), the ranking members on the Energy and Commerce panel and its health and oversight subcommittees, wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

The letter requests a briefing on high-risk pools by July 15, particularly on three topics: protections and services in place “to make sure that access is efficient and unimpeded; whether HHS believes the program is financially sustainable through 2013; and details about how each state’s pool will be administered and what options they’ll have available.”

Leading health reform advocate Ron Pollack, founding executive director of Families USA, said the pools were a “very imperfect tool that could be implemented quickly” but were the best option available for the interim period before 2014.

“The pools are going to be helpful for a significant number of people,” he told The Hill, “but nobody thought they’re the ultimate answer for helping people with pre-existing conditions.”

Still, he didn’t rule out that Families USA could press lawmakers to allocate more money in a few years if it looks like the program needs it.

Each state has a certain budget allocation for its pool, and the first step to stay under budget would be to shift money around between states that don’t see a lot of applicants and those that do, said Richard Popper, deputy director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at HHS.

“If we have that situation where we have strong demand in one state and not as strong demand in another state, the secretary of HHS after a year or two has the authority to reallocate the funding,” said Popper, who used to run Maryland’s high-risk pool.
“Along with that, we can work with the states to adjust their benefit structure, the deductibles, the co-pays, the overall plan structure to address some of those cost drivers, again to help the plan make it to 2014, when it will no longer be needed.”

In addition, Popper said, many people won’t be able to afford to participate in the program since premiums will range between about $140 and $900 a month, depending on applicants’ age and where they live. HHS estimates that at least 200,000 people will be in the program at any one time. To be eligible, applicants have to be citizens or nationals of the United States or be lawfully present; have a pre-existing medical condition; and have been uninsured for at least six months before applying for the high-risk pool plan.

“There are going to be meaningful premiums that are going to be required to stay in this plan — premiums in the hundreds of dollars every month,” Popper said. “There are a significant number of people out there with pre-existing conditions who are uninsured, but a significant number of those people … also have limited income. And some of them, while they may need this plan, the premiums may not be something they can afford.

“We have that to think about as well,” he added. “But for those who can afford it, this is going to be a great, great plan.”

If it looks like too many people are signing up — states will get monthly updates on how many people they can cover with the money they have left — there’s always the option of turning people down.

The bill “does give the secretary authority to limit enrollment in the plan … nationally or on a state-by-state basis,” Popper said. “So that is present, but at this point, we’re starting with no one in the plan as of today … so we don’t see that happening anytime soon.”

Source:
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/106887-health-law-risks-turning-away-sick

EducationNews.org – Six Months to Go Until the Largest Tax Hikes in History….

The original site has been taken down either due to traffic or something else..but there are tons of copies.  Read up and get ready.  Fro those of you that voted obama..you got what you voted for..enjoy.

I am anxiously awaiting part 2…:)  It should be very interesting.

Winning the war against men, Part 1

via Winning the war against men, Part 1.

The Beatles legend said: “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don’t believe in climate warming – like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.

“But the facts indicate that there’s something going on and we’ve got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent world, not a complete nightmare of a planet – clean, renewable energy is for starters.”

via Exclusive Paul McCartney chat | The Sun |Features.

After the comments by McChrystal in a way that directly challeneged the authority of Obama as Coomander-in-Chief Obama surprised me and actually stood up for himself and the Office of the President and fired McChrystal.  This is something that should have been done.  McChrystal offered his resignation..but this was to save face..he was toast.  It was the remarks made to Rolling Stone magazine form him and his aides that did him in.  The article shows a general with open contempt for the CIC and allowed this atmosphere to openly flourish in his command.  This undermines the CIC’s authority and it highly detrimental to good order and discipline in the Miliary.  I think this is the first time I have seen Obama(he gets the capital o this time) actually act like a leader.  Once i can download the article AND the video i will update the post with those..for now i have links to both.

Here’s the youtube video:

This is one of a growing number of incidents in Maryland.  if this is true then it means if an officer comes up to me in public i will let them know that if they continue to talk to me they consent to be recorded.  If i get stopped where there are security cameras(ones operated by a government entity) then i will contest any charges based on the fact i was being recorded without my consent.  Maryland law does say if you don’t have an expectation of privacy then this law doesn’t apply.  Well these incident occur in public and folks are being arrested…soooooo..does that section of law still apply?  There are details about more incidents like this here and here.  You can see all maryland coverage on this site by using this search string.

Motorcyclist jailed for 26 hours for videotaping gun-wielding cop | Photography is Not a Crime.

First Obamacare now this.  Rush has been saying all along once healthcare is controlled by the gov’t our entire lives can now be dictated.  Well Rush was once again correct.  It looks like the change of this country going to full blown communism may be on track..socialism is just the first stop.  Buckle up folks.  All these years of apathy and NOT doing your civic duty by voting for CONSTITUTIONAL political candidates has now come home to roost.

Claiming the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,” President Obama has truly gone off the deep end this time in his most atrocious attempt to date to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.

According to Sec. 5. of the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out “lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”

The President’s desired lifestyle behavior modifications focus on:

* smoking cessation;

* proper nutrition;

* appropriate exercise;

* mental health;

* behavioral health;

* sedentary behavior;

* substance-use disorder; and

* domestic violence screenings.

Making matters even worse, if that is even possible at this point, President Obama will create an “Advisory Group” composed of experts hand-picked from the public health field and various other areas of expertise “outside the Federal Government.”

via Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification” «.

Don’t just go for the Anti-incumbent my friend…vote for the one who is actually going to try to do something..and make sure it’s Constitutional to boot.  99% of the republicrats and demopublicans are NOT interested in the Constitution.  This is why I take a look at “alternative” parties.  Don’t continue to buy into the two party farce as there’s no real difference between the two.

krashpad: Am Sad.

On or about Jan. 1, 2011, federal, state and local tax rates are scheduled to rise quite sharply. President George W. Bush’s tax cuts expire on that date, meaning that the highest federal personal income tax rate will go 39.6% from 35%, the highest federal dividend tax rate pops up to 39.6% from 15%, the capital gains tax rate to 20% from 15%, and the estate tax rate to 55% from zero. Lots and lots of other changes will also occur as a result of the sunset provision in the Bush tax cuts.

Tax rates have been and will be raised on income earned from off-shore investments. Payroll taxes are already scheduled to rise in 2013 and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will be digging deeper and deeper into middle-income taxpayers. And there’s always the celebrated tax increase on Cadillac health care plans. State and local tax rates are also going up in 2011 as they did in 2010. Tax rate increases next year are everywhere.

Arthur Laffer: Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse – WSJ.com.

Former Labor secretary Robert Reich wants to place BP&apos;s U.S. operations in temporary receivership. Sen. Ron Wyden D-Ore. wants the oil giant to suspend its dividend payments. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is weighing criminal charges. And lawyers in more than a hundred lawsuits want BP to pay billions of dollars in damages for harm done to people&apos;s health, the environment and businesses.”At this stage, it is impossible to predict the longer-term cost of environmental remediation, claims and litigation, but they will be sizable,” BP chief executive Tony Hayward said in a conference call with investment analysts Friday.

via BP investors struggle to factor in huge costs – Washington Post- msnbc.com.

Are Cameras the New Guns?.

The folks want to disarm the citizenry anyway they can.  First it was to try to violate the 2nd amendment by banning all or classes of weapons…these laws are finally getting overturned.  Now gov’t agents want to go after video and audio recordings of these “public servants”.  Do we need to wait 30 years to wake up to this latest act of tyranny amerika?

Under the DISCLOSE Act, certain incorporated entities would be restricted in how they can exercise their free speech rights. There is an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like. However, there is one driving force in today’s public debate that is NOT exempt. Bloggers will not have the same exemption provided to other media sources. Never mind that the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Citizens United case stated, “Differential treatment of media corporations and other corporations cannot be squared with the First Amendment.”

For many bloggers to exercise their free speech rights, they would have to jump through the same onerous new hoops as many businesses, nonprofit groups, and even such threats to democracy as your local chamber of commerce. If this sounds like an absurd overreach by one party in power, I invite you to take a look at their government takeover of health care, taxpayer-funded bailouts, and general hostility to private sector economic growth.

via » Bloggers Beware – They’re Coming After You! – Big Government.

Here’s several excerpts from this article.  Of course the enviro-nazis have these politiboobs totally gamed.  It’s been shown over and over that global warming/climate change is a scam yet as usual so many folks simply refuse to think for themselves.

“I would like to thank Mirant for finding the climate change deniers who are here in the audience today,” said Councilman George L. Leventhal (D-At large) of Takoma Park.

Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Potomac has said his bill could raise as much as $15 million from Mirant by imposing a $5 tax for each ton of carbon dioxide it produces.

Robert Gaudette, vice president at Mirant Mid-Atlantic, testified during Tuesday’s work session that Berliner’s proposed tax actually would harm the environment and drive up energy costs.

If the tax is imposed, Mirant would reduce energy production at its Dickerson plant. That would cause Maryland residents to get more of their energy from out-of-state companies that are not as heavily regulated as those in Maryland, he said.

Those companies also are charging more for their energy, Gaudette said.

He estimated that because his company would lower production at its Dickerson plant, Mirant would pay $7.5 million as a result of the tax.

Berliner said he was not taking advice on the environment from Mirant, but rather from environmental leaders.

Gaudette referred to Berliner’s bill as “more sound bite than substance.” Berliner said the comment offended him.

via Mirant carbon tax gets initial approval.

For all of those that thought this was going to help healthcare.  Think again.

Restrictions on how insurers can spend money are compounded by simultaneous constraints on how they can manage their costs. Beginning in 2014, a new federal agency will standardize insurance benefits, placing minimum actuarial values on medical policies. There are also mandates forcing insurers to cover a lot of expensive primary-care services in full. At the same time, insurers are being blocked from raising premiums—for now by political jawboning, but the threat of legislative restrictions looms.

One of the few remaining ways to manage expenses is to reduce the actual cost of the products. In health care, this means pushing providers to accept lower fees and reduce their use of costly services like radiology or other diagnostic testing.

To implement this strategy, companies need to be able to exert more control over doctors. So insurers are trying to buy up medical clinics and doctor practices. Where they can’t own providers outright, they’ll maintain smaller “networks” of physicians that they will contract with so they can manage doctors more closely. That means even fewer choices for beneficiaries. Insurers hope that owning providers will enable health policies to offset the cost of the new regulations.

via Scott Gottlieb: No, You Can’t Keep Your Health Plan – WSJ.com.

No, You Can’t Keep Your Health Plan

Insurers and doctors are already consolidating their businesses in the wake of ObamaCare’s passage.


By SCOTT GOTTLIEB

President Obama guaranteed Americans that after health reform became law they could keep their insurance plans and their doctors. It’s clear that this promise cannot be kept. Insurers and physicians are already reshaping their businesses as a result of Mr. Obama’s plan.

The health-reform law caps how much insurers can spend on expenses and take for profits. Starting next year, health plans will have a regulated “floor” on their medical-loss ratios, which is the amount of revenue they spend on medical claims. Insurers can only spend 20% of their premiums on running their plans if they offer policies directly to consumers or to small employers. The spending cap is 15% for policies sold to large employers.

This regulation is going to have its biggest impact on insurance sold directly to consumers—what’s referred to as the “individual market.” These policies cost more to market. They also have higher medical costs, owing partly to selection by less healthy consumers.

Finally, individual policies have high start-up costs. If insurers cannot spend more of their revenue getting plans on track, fewer new policies will be offered.


This will hit Wellpoint, one of the biggest players in the individual market, particularly hard. The insurance company already has a strained relationship with the White House: Earlier this month Mr. Obama accused Wellpoint of systemically denying coverage to breast cancer patients, though the facts don’t bear that out.

Restrictions on how insurers can spend money are compounded by simultaneous constraints on how they can manage their costs. Beginning in 2014, a new federal agency will standardize insurance benefits, placing minimum actuarial values on medical policies. There are also mandates forcing insurers to cover a lot of expensive primary-care services in full. At the same time, insurers are being blocked from raising premiums—for now by political jawboning, but the threat of legislative restrictions looms.

One of the few remaining ways to manage expenses is to reduce the actual cost of the products. In health care, this means pushing providers to accept lower fees and reduce their use of costly services like radiology or other diagnostic testing.

To implement this strategy, companies need to be able to exert more control over doctors. So insurers are trying to buy up medical clinics and doctor practices. Where they can’t own providers outright, they’ll maintain smaller “networks” of physicians that they will contract with so they can manage doctors more closely. That means even fewer choices for beneficiaries. Insurers hope that owning providers will enable health policies to offset the cost of the new regulations.

Doctors, meanwhile, are selling their practices to local hospitals. In 2005, doctors owned more than two-thirds of all medical practices. By next year, more than 60% of physicians will be salaried employees. About a third of those will be working for hospitals, according to the American Medical Association. A review of the open job searches held by one of the country’s largest physician-recruiting firms shows that nearly 50% are for jobs in hospitals, up from about 25% five years ago.

Last month, a hospital I’m affiliated with outside of Manhattan sent a note to its physicians announcing a new subsidiary it’s forming to buy up local medical practices. Nearby physicians are lining up to sell—and not just primary-care doctors, but highly paid specialists like orthopedic surgeons and neurologists. Similar developments are unfolding nationwide.

Consolidated practices and salaried doctors will leave fewer options for patients and longer waiting times for routine appointments. Like the insurers, physicians are responding to the economic burdens of the president’s plan in one of the few ways they’re permitted to.

For physicians, the strains include higher operating costs. The Obama health plan puts expensive new mandates on doctors, such as a requirement to purchase IT systems and keep more records. Overhead costs already consume more than 60% of the revenue generated by an average medical practice, according to a 2007 survey by the Medical Group Management Association. At the same time, reimbursement under Medicare is falling. Some specialists, such as radiologists and cardiologists, will see their Medicare payments fall by more than 10% next year. Then there’s the fact that medical malpractice premiums have risen by 10%-20% annually for specialists like surgeons, particularly in states that haven’t passed liability reform.

The bottom line: Defensive business arrangements designed to blunt ObamaCare’s economic impacts will mean less patient choice.

Dr. Gottlieb, a former official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a practicing internist. He’s partner to a firm that invests in health-care companies.

Buried in the recently passed health-care reform bill is a new law granting one of the nation’s largest corporate lobbyists what it has been targeting for years: Death to its competition, and, consequently, a heavy blow to patient choice.

Section 6001 of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is responsible for Obamacare’s first casualties: a reported 60 physician-owned hospitals, which had promised to offer an innovative alternative to big, corporate and non-profit facilities, but under the new law are now “virtually destroyed,” according to advocates. Another 200-plus doctor-owned hospitals already in existence may soon be put out of business by the health-care reform law.

via Obamacare hospitals killed: 60, with 200 on life support.

From stupid boycotts to totally uninformed criticism the hilarity ensues.  “Liberals” are falling over themselves about the Arizona law that simply enforces the laws already on the books.  All of the cards are in play now…from racism to nazism to anti-americanism, all of the reasons this law is bad are now in play.  unfortunately for the opposition all of these reasons are totally bogus.  There’s one thing they are purposefully ignoring….THESE ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!!!  They are NOT immigrants.

I hate to say this but your opinion is flat wrong.  You apparently don’t realize(or refuse to realize) that Christians are already targeted by just about every government in the world(including ours in the USA) and you are asking the scorpion to not sting you as you carry him across the river on your back.  The problem is..it’s his nature to sting you..he will do it and you will both die.  I would rethink your reasoning for this recommendation.

In my opinion, the chief problem with the .xxx domain idea is that it is not mandatory. Pornographic websites do not have to be registered. This means the intended purpose of easier filtering is a moot point.

via Breaking Free » Will we have an .xxx domain?.

I hate to say this but your opinion is flat wrong.  You apparently don’t realize(or refuse to realize) that Christians are already targeted by just about every government in the world(including ours in the USA) and you are asking the scorpion to not sting you as you carry him across the river on your back.  The problem is..it’s his nature to sting you..he will do it and you will both die.  I would rethink your reasoning for this recommendation.

Police Seize Jason Chen’s Computers – Iphone 4 leak – Gizmodo.

I hope this blows up in their faces.  Makes me think it’s time to start doing full disk encryption on everything now if judges and law enforcement are going to start doing things like this openly in violation of the law.

Oh REALLY?!?!?!  How much of your paycheck are you willing to donate to this cause Max?  I know the answer..ZERO!  This is simply to suck money out of everyone and give it to folks like you.  It’s unfortunate that many folks in the country through their lack of self-thought and research will actually let this slide thinking you are kidding.  I and many others though know you are talking the absolute truth here…which is a rarity for you dweebs on the ill.

As Democrats tout the moral underpinnings of the federal health care system overhaul — ensuring health care coverage for nearly all Americans — one senator appeared to go off message when he said the legislation would address the “mal-distribution of income in America.”

After the Senate passed a “fix-it” bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an “income shift” to help the poor.

“Too often, much of late, the last couple three years, the mal-distribution of income in American is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy and the middle income class is left behind,” he said. “Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”

via FOXNews.com – Democratic Senator: Health Care Law to Address ‘Mal-Distribution of Income’.

Full Article follows:

After the Senate passed a “fix-it” bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an “income shift” to help the poor.

As Democrats tout the moral underpinnings of the federal health care system overhaul — ensuring health care coverage for nearly all Americans — one senator appeared to go off message when he said the legislation would address the “mal-distribution of income in America.”

After the Senate passed a “fix-it” bill Thursday to make changes to the new health care law, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the influential Finance Committee, said the overhaul was an “income shift” to help the poor.

“Too often, much of late, the last couple three years, the mal-distribution of income in American is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy and the middle income class is left behind,” he said. “Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”

That contrasted with the arguments Democrats have been making in the past year for reinventing the health care system: to expand health care coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans and tighten regulations on  insurance companies while reducing the federal deficit.

But some Republican critics have suggested the overhaul is taking the country down the path to socialism. The nearly $1 trillion legislation pays for itself in large part through new taxes on the wealthy — Americans who make $250,000 and more.

A spokeswoman for Baucus did not respond to an e-mail seeking more information on the statement.

Baucus’ statement could give Republicans ammunition as they seek to repeal the law and regain control of Congress in the November elections.

Democrats have rejected Republican charges that they are trying to take over the health care system.

In Iowa this week to trumpet the benefits of the legislation, President Obama said, “We made a promise. That promise has been kept.”

“From this day forward, all of the cynics, all the naysayers — they’re going to have to confront the reality of what this reform is and what it isn’t,” the president said. “They’ll have to finally acknowledge this isn’t a government takeover of our health care system.”

GOP strategist Matt Schlapp, the White House director to former President George. W. Bush, told FoxNews.com that Baucus’ statement reflected the “duality” of a responsible Democrat who understands the ramifications of tax policy on Americans but has a “foot in the camp of the most radical and rabid big government activists that are advocating for some breathtaking policies.”

“It’s interesting,” he said. “He’s not the senator I would use as the poster boy for radical and misunderstanding of market dynamics.”

But Schlapp said he’s not surprised by anything said by a member of a political party that, he said, seeks “to take money away from people who are achieving and give it those who aren’t.”

Medicare gets eviscerated over the next decade.  While i don’t have the specifics yet I found this which goes into some detail about what’s going to happen.  All you seniors who are members of AARP who either directly voted for this OR indirectly voted by remaining in AARP here is your reward.  This goes for everyone else that voted these boobs into power.

Consequences Of Health Care: Valuations – The Market Ticker.

Read this linked article closely.  Where are the healthcare savings at?  There are none!

It gets worse.  The companies taking charges is growing exceedingly rapidly.

More articles on the already unfolding impacts:

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krashpad: Am Sad.

Don’t just throw out the incumbent…make sure(as i hope everyone will) the person you vote is is worthy of your vote…if not vote for yourself as a write-in.

FOXNews.com – In Gamble, Obama and Dems Prepare to Ram Health Care Through.

So they are going ot use reconciliation(which means attach it to hte budget which means no debate) for an up or down vote.  since scott brown is a “moderate” I doubt he’s going to change the balance so this will go through.  Let’s see if hte dems survive this or not.  However voting for whomever the rebpubs put up is simply going to be voting for a less extreme dems in the vast majority of hte caes.  If you want to truly change things..voite for somebody who either truly represents your values or go thrid party because most of hte dempublicans and republicrats are not different form each other in the end.

– AP

– February 26, 2010

In Gamble, Obama and Dems Prepare to Ram Health Care Through

Obama strongly signaled at Thursday’s summit that Democrats will move forward on a health care overhaul with or without Republicans. At stake are Democrats’ political fortunes and the fate of Obama’s agenda.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama strongly signaled that Democrats will move forward on a health care overhaul with or without Republicans, preparing his party for a fight whose political outcome will rest with voters in November.

Delivering his closing argument at a 7-1/2-hour televised policy marathon Thursday, Obama told Republicans he welcomes their ideas — even ones Democrats don’t like — but they must fit into his framework for a broad health care remake that would cover tens of millions of uninsured Americans.

That’s the deal.

It’s a gamble for Obama and his party, and it’s far from certain that Democratic congressional leaders can rally their members to muscle a bill through on their own. At stake are Democrats’ political fortunes in the midterm elections and the fate of Obama’s domestic agenda pitted against emboldened Republicans.

“The truth of the matter is that politically speaking, there may not be any reason for Republicans to want to do anything,” Obama said, summing up. “I don’t need a poll to know that most Republican voters are opposed to this bill and might be opposed to the kind of compromise we could craft.

“And if we can’t,” he added, “I think we’ve got to go ahead and some make decisions, and then that’s what elections are for. ”

To the nearly 40 lawmakers in the room with him, the message was unmistakable.

“Frankly, I was discouraged by the outcome,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “I do not believe there will be any Republican support for this 2,700-page bill.”

Democratic leaders — who preside over majorities in both chambers– were having none of that.

“It’s time to do something, and we’re going to do it,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Still, no participant publicly called the daylong exercise a waste of time. Despite flare-ups now and then, they had a remarkably civil debate on an issue that has divided Americans and polarized political partisans.

Obama’s plan would require most Americans to get health insurance, while providing subsidies for many in the form of a new tax credit. It would set up a competitive insurance market for small businesses and people buying coverage on their own. Other changes include addressing a coverage gap in the Medicare prescription benefit and setting up a new long-term-care insurance program. The plan would be funded through Medicare cuts and tax increases.

At the summit, there were some areas of agreement, including barring insurers from dropping policyholders who become sick, ending annual and lifetime monetary limits on health insurance benefits and letting young adults stay on their parents’ health policies into their mid-20s or so.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who has a track record of working across the political aisle, said he would try to broaden common ground. Obama said he was willing to incorporate medical malpractice changes into his plan.

Yet on the core issues of how to expand coverage and pay for it, the divide was as wide as ever. Democrats argue a stronger government role is essential, and with it higher taxes and new rules for private companies.

“We have a very difficult gap to bridge here,” said Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican. “We just can’t afford this. That’s the ultimate problem.”

A Democrats-only strategy is no slam-dunk. The House would have to pass a Senate bill that many House Democrats find unacceptable. Indeed, House Democrats appear to hold the key to the success of Obama’s gambit.

To make the Senate bill more palatable to the House, both chambers would pass a package of changes. In the Senate, that would be done under special budget rules allowing majority Democrats to get around the requirement for 60 votes to shut off bill-killing filibusters. Democrats are one vote shy.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., asked Democrats to swear off the tactic, known as “reconciliation.” Reid defended it.

Obama said Americans want a decision on health care, and most think “a majority vote makes sense.”

Yet a USA Today/Gallup survey released Thursday found Americans tilt 49-42 percent against Congress passing a health care bill similar to the ones proposed by Obama and Democrats in the House and Senate. Opposition was even stronger to the idea of Senate Democrats using the special budget rules, with 52 percent opposed and 39 percent in favor.

Congressional aides said top Democrats will take a few days to gauge the summit’s impact on the public and, perhaps more importantly, on moderate House members who will likely determine whether any health care bill will pass.

If the effort fails, Democrats may try a scaled-back plan to insure about 15 million more Americans, rather than the 30 million covered under the congressional bills. Among other things, the fallback plan would require insurance companies to let people up to age 26 stay on their parents’ health plans.

This article sums it up.  Too many inconsistencies…..

I Don’t Buy the Official Story of Joe Stack.

Warning To Schools: Your Conduct Can Constitute A FELONY – The Market Ticker.

People wonder why I ma highly distrustful of the gov’t and anything to do with it?

FOXNews.com – President Heads to Denver to Lend Hand to Endangered Democratic Senator.

So far everywhere obama has gone he has failed.  I think Colorado is going to be another Democratic defeat in 2012.

The warming lobby is now claiming that global cooling is a part of global warming, and that we must still lower our living standards and pay carbon taxes, while all the real environmental problems are ignored or actively made worse by the same power brokers demanding that we make sacrifices in the name of fighting a non-existent threat.

via Global Warming Doublespeak: Snowmageddon Blizzards Are Part Of Heating Trend.

I have not comment.  Global warming just simply defies logic.  there’s no way to think otherwise unless you are intentionally denying reality.

Will Grigg’s Liberty Minutes – The Presidential Assassination List January 28 2010.

Greetings to all,

I just had to comment on this. To find the story, here is the link: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=35018#c1

I think I know the direction that Mr Buchanan was heading for. The problem is, I never agreed with his whiny words and policies. Even now, people are still blaming “W” for their woes. You want to know the true reason why for our decline? The fact is, the US has been pointing fingers at others for over 30 years. JB tries to make this point, but it is lost after recital of rhetoric garbage. The way the US can get out of this is for all of us to ‘take ownership’, stop the blame game, and do what needs to be done.

But here is the crux: what is it that needs to be done. You will hear “we have so many problems..”, “the issues are numerous and vast..”, “there isn’t a simple solution or steps of solutions..”. Dont you believe them. In order to figure out what the problems are, we need to figure out who we, as a people and nation, are.

So, what is the United States of America? Now, you may be thinking “Gawd, not another history lesson..”. Well, too bad. The reason why schools push for 12 years of history is two fold: to rewrite history for selfish malicious use, and to get people sick of history to forget about it. It is like navigating a ship, driving a car, or even just walking from point A to point B: if you don’t know where you are at and how you got there, how can you plot where you are going to go?

Anyways, what were our American ancestors? Here is a link describing “American Colonists” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_colonists . While I will not recite the whole page, I would like to copy the first paragraph: The term colonial history of the United States refers to the history of the land from the start of European settlement to the time of independence from Europe, and especially to the history of the thirteen colonies of Britain which declared themselves independent in 1776.[1] Starting in the late 16th century, the English, Scottish, French, Swedes, Germans and the Dutch began to colonize eastern North America.[2][3] Many early attempts—notably the Lost Colony of Roanoke—ended in failure, but successful colonies were soon established. The colonists who came to the New World were from a variety of different social and religious groups who settled in different locations on the seaboard. The Dutch of New Netherland, the Swedes and Finns of New Sweden, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, the Puritans of New England, the English settlers of Jamestown, and the “worthy poor” of Georgia, and others—each group came to the new continent for different reasons and created colonies with distinct social, religious, political and economic structures.[4]

Now, there is something very very wrong with this summary. Can you tell what it is? Is it incorrect? No. Are there any wrong references? No. The problem with this summary is that it is watered down. It does not have the heart and soul of what was done and accomplished. Let me explain.

Imagine yourself a colonist. You board a ship, overcrowded with people, a ship that is maybe 80 ft in length and you are lucky if 12ft in width. You travel from one continent to another, that is, over 3000 miles of water that at any point, you could drown. Sickness was always rampant. If you were a woman, you always had to worry about rape. You were lucky you would eat once a day. You finally come over to America. You have very little with you, because of no space on the ship, or, you were poor and had very little to begin with. You are on a land that you have no familiarity with. You are melded into a society of people you do not know about. You have very little to no money, and if you had money, you could buy very little. There were homes with no heat save a fireplace, no air conditioning, very few clothes you could wear. And why would anyone put themselves through this? Because, for the chance. The chance of being free, free of clergy persecution, free of corrupt government officials, free of unfair tax levies, free of social miscreants and fools, etc etc. The concept of freedom. The thought of freedom, but derived from pure sacrifice, devotion, belief, and faith.

Do you see the difference between the two summaries of American colonists? Which one has the heart? Which one excites the senses, the fears, the digust, the joy of hope? The first is definition through society’s acceptance of language. Mine, is a definition of the heart and soul. And, there is the basic problem/solution that we need in this country. Do you think the colonists pointed fingers at others for their problems? (well, in a way they did..hence why they were colonists..but other than that). Do you think they looked for handouts? Did they expect to be clothed, fed, sheltered, given money, health services, financial pensions, 3 cars in the driveway, cell phone for every family member, laptop and LCD plasma TV for each person, twittering their facebooks, worried about keeping up with the neighbors, going green while finance going red, etc etc? I know, I put in ‘modern everyday concerns’ with that of old. But I did this with purpose. Do you see what the average ‘joe’ now worries about vs even just 100 years ago? 100 years. That is simply 4 generations? Maybe 3?

Ok, enough of the history lesson. I did mention that the steps to turn things around are simple. And they truly are: that is, IF you keep what our founding fathers/mothers went through.

1: Only if you are a citizen, or going through the path of legal citizenship, STOP all entitlements. This means, no health care, no welfare, no government handouts of any type. These services have been paid for by citizens and soon to be citizens. We have over 12 million illegals in this country. If each one is given $10,000 of various handouts, that is $1.2 trillion dollars handed out.

2: Those that are citizens and on welfare, cut out the fat. How many times has each one of us saw some woman with 2 or 3 kids, in a grocery store, with more gold bling on her body, looking like she just came out of a salon, driving a nicer car than you own, pay for groceries with food stamps? It is said that 1 out of 12 adults are receiving food stamps. If only 1% of them are cheating, that is still over 83,000 adults. Average amount of food stamps is $250 a month. That is almost 21 million a month, nearly $250 million a year.

3: Hand the bill to the country for every illegal we transport back to them. It is estimated that it costs over $80,000 per illegal we catch and transport back to their country of origin. This, is a service. If we merely catch and transport 25,000 illegals, that is $2 billion a year. The actually number is much higher, closer to a million. But think about that. If 25,000 brings in invoices over 2 billion, then a million would be over $80 billion dollars. Let us just invoice Mexico alone at 25,000 illegals. You know they would enforce and beef up their own border patrols just to prevent this!

4: Invoice other nations. What do I mean? Invoice every other country that asked us for help on a military level since 1963. Every military base we have overseas, every military action we performed at the host country’s request, etc etc. Then, take these ‘bills’ to the UN and tell the UN to shove it up its arse, proving “we are doing the job you sworn to do”. Now, reality is, they won’t do a thing. But, show to others that we have been the ones shouldering the load with an ungrateful lot. But lets say payments do come through. Take every dime of those payments and pay to the veterans, current military personnel, and those survived by the military personnel that died performing their duty and love to this country.

5: Present each bill/law on the table of House, Senate, and Presidency that is no more than 50 pages in length AND it can only contain material directly related to the bill. Too much pork in each bill, too much bureaucracy. Take again, military pay increase. That should be its own bill. A good subtopic is increasing the payments of veterans who have severe medical disabilities. That, would be a valid sub topic. Trying to get a grant for a farm in San Francisco area for 33 million dollars to grow soybeans and peanuts have nothing to do with this bill. It should be its own seperate issue. To enforce this, allow the people in each house and senate district to do a ‘recall’ of the person they elected every 6 months if 25% of the citizens agreed it is within bounds for review. What do I mean? If a senator is going crazy, not listening to their constituents, and causing severe distress and embarassment to their representative community, then, hold a vote and a meeting to see if that person should be removed from office. This would force elected officials to be more honest and stop wasting our taxpayer monies for their salaries and their personal agendas.

6: Now, when it comes to voting, I personally feel that there should be a compentcy test passed. Not anything specific about the candidates or anything like that, but a test on basic government structure and process. So many people who are voting are ignorant of the jobs, dutites, and responsibilities for each branch of local, state, and federal government. So, an example of just 10 questions each about the local, state, and federal government, with a 70% success rate to pass would allow you to vote. People may say that this goes against the Bill of Rights. I say, the blatant stupidity among the public of not knowing their own government, party, and candidates that they are voting on is against my right as a US citizen. Example: The day of the presidential election 2008, a reporter asked 513 confirmed Obama voters simple questions that pertained to Obama, Biden, and top Congressional democrats. 12 questions were asked of each person (the same 12 questions). 0.5% got all 12 questions right. The other percentages of questions/answers were staggering. However, when asked about questions of McCain and Palin, and the questions asked had lies as answers, each one of these people answered those questions “correctly”. They were also asked about Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her backyard and I think 85% said that Palin did say that (it was actually Tina Fey in her famous SNL skit, Sarah Palin never ever said that). What this test showed, is that the general public, ignorant of their own electoral system, can be programmed of how to vote. This video does exist, a little bit of searching can find it. I went through the trouble and found the Zogby poll link for everyone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9htwW21K8s . Bill of Rights. I believe in it with all my heart. I just don’t believe in the people generally anymore. Not until this trend turns around.

I could go onward with other points, and I shall in another post. At the moment, this is enough for everyone to digest all this information properly. Until then, take care.

W/R

Hause.

Employers will not be required to offer their workers coverage, being subject to a $750 annual penalty if they fail to do so, a figure most analysts say is not high enough to prevent employers from dropping their plans, meaning that more people will be forced to buy government health care.

via Obamacare To Cost Middle Class Families $15,000 A Year.

&750/year fine for employers but 15k for the workers?  This is to kill private insurance.  Basically the entire population will be on the gov’t dole.

Health bill would leave millions uninsured – Washington Post- msnbc.com.

Health bill would leave millions uninsured

Backer of Senate legislation says ‘the problem is still going to be there’
By Perry Bacon Jr.
The Washington Post
updated 7:02 a.m. ET, Sat., Jan. 2, 2010

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Even as Democrats seek the biggest expansion of health coverage in decades, as many as 23 million people could still be without insurance by 2018, illustrating the complexity of achieving the long-held Democratic goal of universal health care.

The legislation that the Senate passed Christmas Eve, which is expected to resemble closely the final bill that is hashed out between the House and Senate over the next month, would leave about 8 percent of the population under age 65 without health insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. It would extend insurance to 31 million of an estimated 54 million who would have no coverage without the legislation.

“The impact of the reform overall is that we can focus more on care and less on how we pay for the uninsured, but the problem is still going to be there,” said Chip Kahn, president of the Federation of American Hospitals, a lobbying group that has endorsed the Democratic plan.

But those who would be left uninsured have drawn little attention. This is in part because their ranks would include many who choose not to get health insurance, even though they can afford it — such as some healthy people under 30, who have little effect on rising health-care costs because they rarely go to the doctor. Though starting in 2014, individuals would face fines if they do not buy coverage, some may still refuse.

Illegal immigrants
About a third of the uninsured would be illegal immigrants. Neither party supports expanding insurance to cover them, even though states spend millions caring for them at hospitals, where emergency rooms accept patients regardless of coverage.

Some Republicans have seized on the uninsured number to attack the health-care legislation, even though they oppose mandating the purchase of insurance and covering illegal immigrants. “After raising billions in new taxes, cutting about a half-trillion dollars from Medicare, and imposing stiff new penalties for people who don’t buy insurance and increasing costs for those that do, 23 million people will still not even have health insurance,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said before the Senate vote.

White House spokesman Reid Cherlin countered that “tens of millions of Americans will gain affordable coverage under this bill.”

Despite complaints about those left uninsured, some health-care experts defend the legislation, noting the difficulty of reaching 100 percent coverage.

“If you’re at 84 percent and you are going to 94 percent, you picked up roughly two-thirds of the problem, which is big,” said John Holahan, director of the Health Policy Center at the liberal Urban Institute, referring to the percentage of legal U.S. residents who will have health insurance under the Senate plan. “If the economy comes back, you can pick up a good chunk of the rest. Most European countries don’t get 100 percent — the data I’ve seen is always 98 or 99 percent.”

The CBO has not released a breakdown of who would make up the 23 million. Along with illegal immigrants and people who choose not to buy coverage, there are two groups of people likely to be uninsured: those who are eligible for Medicaid but don’t sign up for it, and those who would qualify for an exemption from the coverage mandate because paying for insurance would take up more than 8 percent of their income.

Penalties
The CBO estimates that the House version of the legislation would expand insurance to 36 million people, reducing the ranks of the uninsured to about 18 million. It would offer slightly higher subsidies for low-income people, reducing the number who cannot afford insurance, and it has stronger penalties for companies that do not offer insurance to workers and individuals who do not purchase it. But the House legislation would cost more than $1 trillion, compared with the $871 billion Senate package.

Latino activists and some Democratic lawmakers have complained about a provision in the Senate bill that bars illegal immigrants from purchasing insurance in new health insurance exchanges, which would serve people who do not have affordable employer-based coverage. Without access to those exchanges, such immigrants would have few health insurance options, although it’s not clear how many could afford or would want to purchase coverage.

There is little support in Congress for extending health insurance through Medicaid or subsidies to the millions of illegal immigrants in the United States.

Congress is seeking to cover people who are under 30 and who find insurance an expense they can live without because they are generally healthy; many in this group hold part-time jobs that do not offer coverage. Lawmakers’ goal is twofold: reducing the burden on hospitals to care for the uninsured and broadening the pool of people with insurance, since including those who are healthy helps lower costs for the ill. The legislation would create health plans with low monthly costs designed to appeal to young people.

Some experts say this group — 13 million Americans, according to some estimates — will remain sizable despite the mandate. But David Cutler, an economist at Harvard who advised Barack Obama on health care during the presidential campaign, said this group could be almost universally insured if the law was implemented properly, thereby reducing the total number of uninsured to much less than 20 million.

He said that if the bill becomes law, the government should look to Massachusetts, which passed a requirement in 2006 that every resident get insurance. The state ran commercials during the broadcast of Boston Red Sox baseball games encouraging people to sign up, helping reach young men. Only about 45,000 of the nearly 4 million who filed taxes last year in Massachusetts were fined for refusing to buy insurance.

Cutler said a similar effort could encourage people who would newly qualify for Medicaid, which would be expanded to cover most households earning less than $30,000 a year.

“If we do it right,” Cutler said, “I’m not very worried we will have lots of uninsured.”

Research editor Alice Crites contributed to this report.

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You know it’s going to be bad and that the media is lying about how we are done with the recession when they put this stuff out:

I like it how Karl Denninger calls cnbc cnbs..msnbc could be msnbs as well.  Along with fox, dnn, abc and cbs.  With many of our manufacturing jobs permanently offshored don’t expect us to come back anytime soon.  Remember Japan’s “lost decade”?  We are about to have one as well.  runaway gov’t spending along with domestic hostile policies are going to continue to send jobs offshore as wlel as our money.  If you think this was incompetence…think again.  This is purposeful.

A decade of high unemployment is looming

‘New abnormal:’ Some think 10 years won’t be enough to replace losses
The Associated Press
updated 12:15 p.m. ET, Sun., Dec . 27, 2009

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WASHINGTON – Call it the Terrible Teens.

The decade ahead could be a brutal one for America’s unemployed — and for people with jobs hoping for pay raises.

At best, it could take until the middle of the decade for the nation to generate enough jobs to drive down the unemployment rate to a normal 5 or 6 percent and keep it there. At worst, that won’t happen until much later — perhaps not until the next decade.

The deepest and most enduring recession since the 1930s has battered America’s work force.

The unemployed number 15.4 million. The jobless rate is 10 percent. More than 7 million jobs have vanished. People out of work at least six months number a record 5.9 million. And household income, adjusted for inflation, has shrunk in the past decade.

Most economists say it could take at least until 2015 for the unemployment rate to drop down to a historically more normal 5.5 percent. And with the job market likely to stay weak, some also foresee another decade of wage stagnation.

Even though the economy will likely keep growing, the pace is expected to be plodding. That will make employers reluctant to hire. Further contributing to high unemployment is the likelihood of more people competing for jobs, baby boomers delaying retirement and interest rates edging higher.

All this would come after a decade that created relatively few jobs: a net total of just 464,000. By contrast, 21.7 million new jobs were generated between 1989 and 1999.

Economist David Levy, chairman of the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, says the country faces a new era of chronically high unemployment, averaging 8 percent or more over the next decade.

The “New Abnormal,” he calls it.

Levy thinks the New Abnormal also means average pay will dwindle, along with consumer prices. That would make it harder for households to pay down debt, he warns.

By the Federal Reserve’s reckoning, the jobless rate could remain as high as 7.6 percent in 2012. And it would take two or three years after that for the job market to return to normal, the Fed says.

It’s possible jobs won’t return to pre-recession levels at any point over the next 10 years, Levy says.

That’s mainly because the economy’s recovery, sluggish by historical standards, isn’t expected to regain its vigor over the next few years. As a result, companies will be in no rush to ramp up hiring.

Other analysts think the economy will recover the jobs wiped out by the recession by 2013 or 2014 but that the unemployment rate will stay high. They note that the healing economy will cause more people to stream back into the labor force, vying for too-few jobs.

In addition, baby boomers whose retirement accounts have shrunk could put off retiring and stay in the work force longer. That would leave fewer positions available for the unemployed.

Other contributing forces — businesses squeezing more work from employees they still have and relying more on part-time and overseas help — have intensified. And record-high federal budget deficits and the threat of inflation could drive up interest rates, which could hobble growth and restrict job creation.

All those factors could combine to keep unemployment high.

“It will be the mother of all jobless recoveries,” predicts economic historian John Steel Gordon.

On the other hand, it’s possible some technological innovation not yet envisioned could generate a wave of jobs. Yet at the moment, most economists aren’t betting that any such breakthroughs will rescue the labor market.

The last time the jobless rate reached double digits, in the early 1980s, it took six years to bring it down to normal levels.

Unemployment hit a post-World War II high of 10.8 percent at the end of 1982 as the country was emerging from a severe recession. The rate fell to around 5 percent in 1988. It took less than two years for the number of jobs to return to its pre-recession level.

In this recovery, the economy is far more fragile.

Hard-to-get credit is exerting a drag. Wounds from the banking system’s worst crisis since the Great Depression will take years to fully heal. People and companies, scarred by the crisis, are likely to restrain borrowing, spending and investing.

Some analysts think the jobless rate might have already peaked at 10.2 percent in October. But most economists predict the rate will peak at around 10.5 percent by the middle of next year.

“We are digging out of a very deep hole,” says Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and chief economist for the National Association for Business Economics.

Reaser estimates it will take until 2015 for the unemployment rate to drop to 5.5 percent.

A sputtering job market carries other consequences. One is flat wages. When many people compete for few jobs, employers have no incentive to raise pay.

The economic shocks of the past decade already have cut into Americans’ incomes. That’s among the reasons why people feel they’re standing still economically.

Median household income, adjusted for inflation, fell to $50,303 in 2008, according to the U.S. Census. That gauge combines wages and salaries, investment income and government benefit payments like Social Security. It’s down 4 percent from a peak of $52,587 in 1999, when incomes were bolstered by stock gains from the dot-com boom.

That bubble burst in 2000. Since then, workers have seen meager wage gains. Adjusted for inflation, wages grew about 13 percent in the past 10 years — the slowest pace in five decades, according to calculations made by Scott Hoyt of Moody’s Economy.com.

That trend is predicted to continue.

“There will be a continued hollowing-out of the middle class,” says H.W. Brands, a historian at the University of Texas.

He points to productivity growth, which has let companies produce more with leaner work forces, the offshoring of service-sector jobs and the shrinking of factory jobs.

That’s why Vicki Adriano, 51, who works at a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, looks ahead to the coming decade with trepidation.

The economic wreckage of the past year means she’ll probably have to work longer than she had expected at the factory —  at least seven more years. She frets about the loss of economic security.

“Everything you worked for all those years can be gone in a minute,” she says.

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When, not if, it is you will discover the what I have said all along is the truth purpose of this so-called “reform” – a single-payer system.

Here’s how it will happen.

1.

Congress will pass and Obama will sign something containing this “individual mandate.”

2.

This will generate immediate lawsuits which will begin their way through the system, headed for the United States Supreme Court. That process will take several years. Note that the so-called “benefits” of this reform will also take several years to show up. This is not an accident.

3.

Meanwhile, the taxes begin immediately. This is exactly what happened in the 1930s by the way – taxes were raised right into the maw of an economic recession, and helped turn it into a Depression. Such it will be this time as well.

4.

Young, healthy people will pay the “fines” under protest and refuse to buy coverage (it’s cheaper than complying with a $15,000/year mandate to pay the $750/year fine!) and join said lawsuits in Step #2. This will in turn begin to force private companies out of the system (remember, there are also price controls in there!) as adverse selection will not be eliminated as promised.

5.

At some point the courts will strike the individual mandate. Free to not pay the fine or buy insurance and prevented from raising rates adverse selection will collapse the remaining private health insurers.

via The True Intent of Health “Reform” – The Market Ticker.

Energy-efficient traffic lights can’t melt snow – Yahoo! News.

Energy-efficient traffic lights can’t melt snow

MILWAUKEE – Cities around the country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don’t burn hot enough to melt snow and can become crusted over in a storm — a problem blamed for dozens of accidents and at least one death.

“I’ve never had to put up with this in the past,” said Duane Kassens, a driver from West Bend who got into a fender-bender recently because he couldn’t see the lights. “The police officer told me the new lights weren’t melting the snow. How is that safe?”

Many communities have switched to LED bulbs in their traffic lights because they use 90 percent less energy than the old incandescent variety, last far longer and save money. Their great advantage is also their drawback: They do not waste energy by producing heat.

Authorities in several states are testing possible solutions, including installing weather shields, adding heating elements like those used in airport runway lights, or coating the lights with water-repellent substances.

Short of some kind of technological fix, “as far as I’m aware, all that can be done is to have crews clean off the snow by hand,” said Green Bay, Wis., police Lt. Jim Runge. “It’s a bit labor-intensive.”

In St. Paul, Minn., for example, city crews use air compressors to blow snow and ice off blocked lights.

Some communities began installing cool-burning LEDs more than a decade ago, and it wasn’t long before drivers started complaining about the problem.

Illinois authorities said that during a storm in April, 34-year-old Lisa Richter could see she had a green light and began making a left turn. A driver coming from the opposite direction did not realize the stoplight was obscured by snow and plowed into Richter’s vehicle, killing her.

“Would the accident have occurred if the lights had been clear? I would be willing to bet not,” Oswego police Detective Rob Sherwood said.

Authorities said dozens of similar collisions have been reported in other cold-weather states, including Iowa and Minnesota.

Not every storm causes snow to stick to the lights, but when the wind is right and the snow is wet, drivers should beware, said Gary Fox, a traffic engineer for the city of Des Moines, Iowa.

Exactly how much a technological fix will cost is unclear, but it will surely cut into the savings and the energy efficiency many cities are enjoying.

Wisconsin, which has put LED bulbs at hundreds of intersections, saves about $750,000 per year in energy costs, said Dave Vieth of the state Transportation Department. LEDs installed seven years ago are still burning, while most incandescent bulbs have to be replaced every 12 to 18 months, he said.

“With LEDs we have energy savings in excess of 80 percent, and we don’t have to have crews replacing them as often,” Vieth said. “So it’s clear the overall savings are pretty significant.”

In Minnesota, where authorities have upgraded hundreds of traffic lights to LEDs, the Transportation Department occasionally gets reports of an obstructed light. But by the time a highway crew arrives, the wind has often knocked out the snow and ice, said traffic systems specialist Jerry Kotzenmacher. Minnesota is experimenting with weather shields.

One reason there have been so few deaths is that drivers know they should treat a traffic signal with obstructed lights as a stop sign, traffic experts say.

“It’s the same as if the power is out,” said Dave Hansen, a traffic engineer with the Green Bay Department of Public Works. “If there’s any question, you err on the side of caution.”

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Associated Press writers Patrick Condon in Minneapolis and Melanie Welte in Des Moines, Iowa, contributed to this report.

Did you ever wonder why the United States isn’t even hinted at in the Bible?  OPEC is getting their own currency, China is going to head that way.  It is only a matter of time now before there is a truly one world currency.  To think I saw this on a financial blog hwo is worried aobut hte US currency pretty much going to zero.  What he misses is hte ramifications of the moves other countries are making.  Hang onto your hats folks…this is no longer an earthly thing..this is a heavenly thing!

Today’s lesson in falsity is the announcement, long rumored, by the Gulf States that they will be forming a common currency, breaking the formal and informal dollar pegs that have controlled the price of oil and kept the petro-dollar recycling mill operating, allowing The United States to force our inflationary policies down the Arabs&apos; throats.

“The Gulf monetary union pact has come into effect,” said Kuwait’s finance minister, Mustafa al-Shamali, speaking at a Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) summit in Kuwait.

The move will give the hyper-rich club of oil exporters a petro-currency of their own, greatly increasing their influence in the global exchange and capital markets and potentially displacing the US dollar as the pricing currency for oil contracts. Between them they amount to regional superpower with a GDP of $1.2 trillion (£739bn), some 40pc of the world’s proven oil reserves, and financial clout equal to that of China.

Potentially displacing my tailfeathers. That displacement is now assured.

Oh, and it doesn’t stop with just money either:

The GCC also agreed to create a joint military strike force – akin to the EU’s rapid reaction force – to tackle threats such as the incursion of Yemeni Shiite rebels into Saudi territory earlier this year.

They nevertheless repeated on Tuesday that “any military action against Iran” by Western powers would be unacceptable.

Well there you have it.

China will be next with a Pan-Asian common currency and exchange system. The rumblings have been coming from there too, and they’ll be followed by action – if for no other reason than that with the unpegging of oil from the dollar there is no longer any reason for China to continue to maintain a dollar hegemony of its own, and in fact doing so could be extremely damaging to China&apos;s economy.

via Calling The Time “Person Of The Year”: Jackass – The Market Ticker.

FOXNews.com – Get Ready for Health Care ‘Sticker Shock’.

REad the entire article.  for folks who have coverage you are going to pay more.  If you refuse they will make you pay in tax penalties…socialism in healthcare.  BTW remember that mammogram test they did?  They wanted to see if folks would accept that kind of rationing being voluntary.  That was an absolute no so it’s going to get forced on us.  For all you who voted these crooks in over and over..you are getting your just desserts and unfortunately the rest of us are having to pay..literally.

I guess this is a case of keep your friends close but keep your enemies(vets) closer?

At the end of fiscal 2008, approximately 480,000 veterans were employed within the federal government.

The Obama administration wants to boost that number significantly through the Veterans Employment Initiative the president established recently to recruit and train veterans and increase their numbers within the executive branch.

via Careers.

Concerned About Privacy? You&apos;re Probably up to no Good, Says Google CEO

via DailyTech – Concerned About Privacy? You’re Probably up to no Good, Says Google CEO.

Vox Popoli: Secret Copenhagen.

This so called leaked document isn’t the real deal.  This one and the feigned outrage is a feint…the REAL action is what we don’t see.  they want to get the rick countries to pay carbon taxes to not the UN but the IMF or another world banking entity to setup a world government.  This leak is simply a feint.

Caviar Scoffing, CO2 Belching, Prostitute Molesting Climate Crooks Convene For The Mass Raping.

Big Oil Behind Copenhagen Climate Scam.

Vox Popoli: Predictable consequences.

I don’t need to add antyhing to this post by Vox.

The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing pollution threatens the public health and the environment.

The announcement came as the Obama administration looked to boost its arguments at an international climate conference that the United States is aggressively taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation. The conference opened Monday in Copenhagen

via EPA: Greenhouse gases are harmful – Climate Change- msnbc.com.

If this healthcare overhaul was so great CON-gress would not ahve to resort to this kind of childish behavior.

FOXNews.com – Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery.

Now CO2 is NOT a danger to life it sustains it.  This however is waaaay to ironic.

Carbonhagen: World Leaders Drive to Climate Summit in Gas-Guzzling Luxury Fleet – International News | News of the World | Middle East Noews | Europe News – FOXNews.com.

Carbonhagen: World Leaders Drive to Climate Summit in Gas-Guzzling Luxury Fleet

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World leaders and VIPs began pouring into Copenhagen Monday morning for the city’s long-awaited climate summit, arriving in style in a fleet of gas-guzzling limos and luxury cars.

Most delegates to the climate change conference haven’t exactly been hoofing their way to Denmark’s capital, swarming the city’s airport with 140 private jets, 1,200 hired limousines and a carbon footprint the size of a small country.

Video shot on the scene Monday shows squads of new arrivals at the green gathering pulling up in BMWs, Mercedes Benzes, sleek Volvos and plush Jaguars. A bus reserved for the delegates rode along empty outside the conference center.

Click here to see the video from Americans for Prosperity.

The head of Copenhagen’s biggest limo company says her business usually has a dozen cars on the road. But during the conference — which has been billed as the last best chance to save the environment — she’ll have 200 vehicles churning out fumes, the Daily Telegraph reported.

“We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” Majken Friss Jorgensen told the newspaper. “But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report.”

France alone has ordered 42 vehicles, she said, and the auto supply in Denmark is very quickly drying up. To make up for shortages, Jorgensen and her competitors are bringing in lines of limos from as far away as Germany and Sweden.

“We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfill the demand,” she said, adding that just five cars in her fleet will be environmentally friendly hybrid vehicles, which are almost impossible to procure in tax-heavy Denmark.

Once the estimated 30,000 delegates, activists, protesters and members of the press arrive this week and next, they’ll find a sumptuous and steeply priced spread awaiting them.

Expensive hotels are sold out, and the conference organizers have been busy laying 560 miles of computer cable and 50,000 square miles of carpet, according to the Times of London.

The conference center hosting the meetings has set up four “climate kitchens” to cook healthy, organic meals for attendees, but they aren’t coming cheap.

Visitors ordering the regular meal will get finger sandwiches, a quiche, some cheese and dessert, but those going “deluxe” get a mini croissant, canape with smoked salmon, mini pizzas, fancy cheese and some pineapple in chocolate — all for an estimated $40 a person.

The whole conference rings up at just under $215 million, according to a report from the U.K.-based Taxpayers’ Alliance, which argued that even though delegates to the climate conference don’t expect to emerge with any signed commitments, they’re still doing potential damage by making their two-week visit.

Conference organizers have gone the whole nine yards seeking to offset the Copenhagen carbon crunch (the U.N. estimates an output of 41,000 tons of gas), using energy-efficient lights, powering the proceedings with a giant wind turbine, and offering visitors recycled materials instead of wasteful plastic water bottles. They’ve also purchased carbon offsets to help manage the output from their 12-day affair.

But Matthew Sinclair, the research director for the Taxpayers’ Alliance, said their presence means that “a huge amount of money is going to be spent on the summit, and thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emitted to get there, just to give the delegates a good photo opportunity.”

Salahis join lengthy list of security breaches – Washington Post- msnbc.com.

Salahis join lengthy list of security breaches

Salahis not the first pair to break through tight security around president
By Spencer S. Hsu
The Washington Post
updated 7:04 a.m. ET, Mon., Dec . 7, 2009

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Long before a pair of gate-crashers penetrated a White House state dinner, the Secret Service had detailed for its internal use a lengthy list of security breaches dating to the Carter administration — including significant failures in the agency’s protection of the president.

A summary of a secret 2003 report obtained by The Washington Post, along with descriptions of more recent incidents by federal homeland security officials, places Tareq and Michaele Salahi squarely in a rogues’ gallery of autograph hounds, publicity seekers, unstable personalities and others identified by the Secret Service as defeating its checkpoints at least 91 times since 1980.

The document, the most complete accounting of recent Secret Service security breakdowns, includes officers mistakenly admitting to the White House grounds a family in a minivan, a man believed to be a delivery driver, and a woman previously known to agents after she had falsely claimed a “special relationship” with Bill Clinton.

The only assailant to injure a president in the past three decades was John W. Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded Ronald Reagan in 1981 from outside the security perimeter established by the Secret Service.

Nevertheless, the list of security breaches exposes significant gaps that could be exploited by would-be assassins, the document states, and erode “one of the best tools for deterring future attempts” — the aura of invulnerability around the White House.

A Secret Service official confirmed the authenticity of the unclassified document, which was a 39-slide presentation, and said it had been used to train agents and officers in an effort to improve agency operations. “This document reflects a proactive attempt to evaluate our security and obviously raises the awareness of uniformed division officers and agents about their jobs,” spokesman Edwin Donovan said. “We have to be concerned about the threats to our protectees at all times, whether at the White House or away from the White House.”

Donovan noted that in 2008 alone, the agency successfully protected 34 top U.S. leaders and 222 U.N. General Assembly dignitaries, as well as some of the officials’ spouses and relatives, at thousands of locations in the United States and abroad.

The agency is entering what it calls a sustained period of elevated “international, domestic and individual” threats, protecting Barack Obama, the country’s first African American president, and its two most recent wartime leaders, former president George W. Bush and former vice president Richard B. Cheney.

After the appearance at last month’s state dinner by the Salahis, the Secret Service has launched a criminal investigation into the couple and a sweeping internal review of security procedures. Offering a rare public apology for the incident, the agency’s director, Mark Sullivan, characterized it as a “pure and simple . . . case of human error” in which three uniformed officers let the well-dressed Salahis pass through gates on a rainy night without confirming their names on a guest list.

A disturbing picture
The historical list of perimeter breaches indicates that intruders have reached the president or another person under Secret Service protection eight times since 1980, including the Salihis. Four of the incidents involved the same man.

The summary paints a disturbing picture of how difficult it is to stop determined intruders — often mentally ill — even as it notes that violent or commando-style raids have not occurred, and that terrorists or organized adversaries are unlikely to risk a head-on attack.

Then-Director Brian Stafford commissioned the review in 2001 after the service was humiliated for a third time by the most notorious presidential gate-crasher, Richard C. Weaver, who evaded inauguration security to shake George W. Bush’s hand. Weaver, a California minister, had previously infiltrated a 1991 prayer breakfast attended by then-President George H.W. Bush, and Clinton’s 1997 inaugural luncheon. He approached the younger Bush again at a prayer breakfast in 2003 before being arrested.

“I believe God makes me invisible to the security, undetectable,” Weaver told reporters. The Secret Service concluded that Weaver succeeded by manipulating others to obtain tickets, telling guards he was lost or looking for a restroom, and generally “appearing as [if] you are supposed to be there,” as the Salahis apparently did.

Tightened White House security measures — after the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, the 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombing, and the Sept. 11, 2001 , terrorist attacks — have reduced the number of intruders able to break through Secret Service protective lines, an agency official said.

But recent presidents have continued to face dangers, particularly overseas. In May 2005, a man outside the presidential security zone threw a live grenade within 100 feet of George W. Bush in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it failed to detonate because it was wrapped too tightly in a handkerchief. In July 2003, a stowaway traveled with the White House press corps without credentials for two days from South Africa to Uganda, causing Air Force One to be searched when the subject claimed on arrest that he had brought weapons.

In 1994, a pilot was killed when he crashed a small plane on the White House grounds, and another man was subdued as he fired 29 rounds from a semiautomatic rifle toward the executive mansion from outside the Pennsylvania Avenue fence.

Less-serious threats
The Salahi case underscores that less-serious, lesser-known violations also persist. In an October 1982 case dubbed “The Family Outing,” James Douglas Imes, 38, his wife and two sons drove to the White House in a minivan, honked their horn and were let on to the grounds. Officers were confused because another gate was broken, then assumed the family was authorized until they neared the Oval Office entrance.

Christian K. Hughes, 37 — nicknamed “The Paper Boy” — drove through an open White House gate in January 1987 because an officer assumed he was a deliveryman. At the North Porch, Hughes gave a second unsuspecting officer a pair of handcuffs, asked to see the chief of staff, then drove past additional posts before he was stopped.

In November 1994, celebrity-chaser Stephan O. Winick, 29, joined actor Harrison Ford’s entourage in an elevator as the group was escorted through metal detectors to meet Clinton at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

The report notes that one-third of the intruders had cased their targets beforehand, more than four in 10 were previously known to federal agencies, eight had announced their intent, and three were subjects of Secret Service lookouts.

A notorious example of the latter was Mary D’Aiuto, 27, who was known to agents as someone who believed she had a relationship with Clinton and repeatedly had tried to contact him. Nevertheless, she was able to get on the White House lawn during the 1998 Easter Egg Roll and was photographed repeatedly.

The report also mentions a success by the agency in preventing an intrusion. In 2002, the Secret Service repeatedly interviewed and put under 24-hour surveillance Dion Rich, self-avowed “world’s greatest gate-crasher,” after he said he had sneaked into the first post-9/11 Super Bowl and bragged he would attend the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, where the Secret Service was in charge of security.

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Chairman O and America’s Great Leap Forward.

I saw this on the Salisbury News blog and followed it.  How amazingly similar they are indeed.   It is yet to be seen if obama is going to be a bloody as Stalin and Mao were.

Salisbury News: EPA Poised To Declare CO2 A Public Danger, With Or Without Legislation.

This is a total act of desperation by the usama obama camp.  Obama has shown he can’t tow his own city much less the country.  Of course it’s hard to tow the country when you are busy bowing in submission to other despots and monarchs.  Never mind that we and all life on earth is…wait a second..ready for this one?  CARBON BASED!

Meet Obama’s climate ‘experts’.

‘Adapt or die’ becomes climate mantra – Climate Change- msnbc.com.

Kinda hard for global warming to raise the sea level when the earth is cooling now ain’t it?

Talk about your global warming . . . When an estimated 16,500 delegates, activists and reporters descend upon Copenhagen Monday for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, a lot of hot air will follow.

The U.N. estimates the 12-day conference will create 40,584 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, roughly the same amount as the carbon emissions of Morocco in 2006.

Those greenhouse gas emissions are comprised of two parts: international travel and local emissions from hotels and transportation venues. Organizers will also reportedly lay 900 kilometers of computer cable and 50,000 square miles of carpet, along with more than 200,000 meals to be served and 200,000 cups of coffee.

via Copenhagen Climate Conference to Create ‘Huge’ Carbon Footprint – United Nations – FOXNews.com.

One word:

gotomeeting

Are Large Dams Altering Extreme Weather Patterns? – Biology | Astronomy | Chemistry | Physics – FOXNews.com.

Given how the climatgate files have exposed these folks as frauds unless i see the data myself this is simply another climate fear mongering scam trying to be perpetrated on us.

Pajamas Media » Climategate Computer Codes Are the Real Story.

These so called scientists not only couldn’t use the scientific method they also couldn’t keep records..or they chose to delete the worst data.

Cass Sunstein: Censor Hannity, right-wing rumors.

American Thinker: UN Climate Reports: They Lie.

CONAN O&apos;BRIEN, HOST: Now, what about … you talk in the book about geothermal energy…

AL GORE, NOBEL LAUREATE: Yeah, yeah.

O&apos;BRIEN: …and that is, as I understand it, using the heat that&apos;s generated from the core of the earth …

GORE: Yeah.

O&apos;BRIEN: …to create energy, and it sounds to me like an evil plan by Lex Luthor to defeat Superman. Can you, can you tell me, is this a viable solution, geothermal energy?

GORE: It definitely is, and it&apos;s a relatively new one. People think about geothermal energy – when they think about it at all – in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, &apos;cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …

Further in the article:

On Tuesday, National Review’s John Derbyshire noted:

The geothermal gradient is usually quoted as 25-50 degrees Celsius per mile of depth in normal terrain (not, e.g., in the crater of Kilauea). Two kilometers down, therefore, (that’s a mile and a quarter if you’re not as science-y as Al) you’ll have an average gain of 30-60 degrees – exploitable for things like home heating, though not hot enough to make a nice pot of tea. The temperature at the earth’s core, 4,000 miles down, is usually quoted as 5,000 degrees Celsius, though these guys claim it’s much less, while some contrarian geophysicists have posted claims up to 9,000 degrees. The temperature at the surface of the Sun is around 6,000 degrees Celsius, while at the center, where nuclear fusion is going on bigtime, things get up over 10 million degrees.

If the temperature anywhere inside the earth was “several million degrees,” we’d be a star.

via Al Gore: Earth’s Interior ‘Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees’ | NewsBusters.org.

Curry: On the credibility of climate research « Climate Audit.

This piece shows some of hte major issues with so called climate research.  The climate audit mirror site has even more details.

Read All About it! Climate Depot Exclusive – Continuously Updated ‘ClimateGate’ News Round Up | Climate Depot.

This site is getting updated quite often so instead of reinventing the wheel i am going to link you there.  My own coverage is here.

THIS IS A TOTAL BLOGSTORM.

“Global Warming” SCAM – Hack/Leak FLASH – The Market Ticker.

Oh man this absolutely trashes any kind of intelligent legitimacy to global warming aka climate change..etc etc.  I have the zip file and it’s right here. There’s tons of other places to go as well like here, here, and here(it’s getting hammered right now).  That’ll get you started but read all 161 megs of files..all the documents and e-mails.  They have been confirmed authentic.  I am pouring through them now and just with the small amount i have been through the global warming science isn’t science..it’s a total scam..i have posted about this over and over here, here, here, here, here, here.  As i find more details and more links I’ll update this post.

UPDATE:  Folks are popping up after reading the documents:

here

here

WND posts

Climate depot is all over this including a searchable database of the documents

The air vent has information as well.

*UPDATE 2* links to follow:

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The Telegraph accurately points out the downplaying and non reporting on the media co-conspirators.

Hispanic lawmakers say an old adversary, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, has his fingerprints all over a push to prohibit illegal immigrants from buying health insurance plans in a new market for people who don’t get insurance through their employers.

“A forensic study would show it all leads back to Rahm Emanuel and the White House,” said Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who worked with Emanuel when the president’s top aide was in the House.

“This analysis is inaccurate,” said a White House aide who had been shown the comments made by Hispanic lawmakers.

The health care bill passed by the House earlier this month would prevent illegal immigrants from getting subsidies to buy insurance, but they would be permitted to buy plans from the exchange with their own money. The Senate bill would cut off that option.

via Hispanics blame Rahm for immigrant ban – Jonathan Allen – POLITICO.com.

Talk about irony.  While the usama obama crew pushed this latest power grabbing, freedom robbing pile of garbage through some of the folks who would also benefit are getting cut out..namely those who are in this country as lawbreakers.  It’s now these lawbreakers whining about how they are getting but out…of course this doesn’t change the fact the current administration is as much of a criminal enterprise as the last one was.

How low will he go? Obama gives Japan’s Emperor Akihito a wow bow (Updated with video, pic) | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times.

He bowed to the saudi king and now he bows to the japanese emporor.

I was recently accused of posting whatever i wanted irregardless of the truth or reality…this blows that idiot’s theory.

When seniors enroll in Medicare Advantage plans, they often drop Medigap policies because Medigap plans won’t pay deductibles, copayments or other cost-sharing under the Medicare health plan. The switch slashes Medigap revenues – and simultaneously impacts AARP royalties from Medigap insurance.

However, Sec. 1161 of the House bill would slash payments to Medicare Advantage health plans used by 20 percent of seniors and cause them to lose some benefits, including vision and dental coverage.

Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, one of the leading health-care policy organizations in the country, told WND’s Radio America AARP saw that it would lose revenue if it didn’t stop the Medicare Advantage programs.

“The House bill would dramatically cut money out of Medicare Advantage programs, forcing people to need the Medigap policies that are such a big cash cow for the AARP,” she said.

“Seniors are going to have higher costs in Medicare. Because of the cuts in Medicare, they are going to have ever more need for these Medigap policies. So the AARP, therefore, will be able to make even more money off of us,” Turner explained. “The legislation both kills competition that the AARP has with these Medicare Advantage programs, and it boosts the number of people who need the Medigap insurance because Medicare is going to become an even more deficient program than it is now if you take half a trillion dollars out of it.”

via Dark secrets of AARP finally exposed to light.

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama.

Just read the transcripts…they are creepy enough.  We aren’t even a year into this man’s “reign”.  Frankly I’m not so sure he has the abilities to do this I personally am thinking Obama’s just the front man.  It’s his handlers…he just follows along.  either way we are facing another generation of kids even more brainwashed than many of us are(those who have woken up not withstanding).

I suggest you pass this on to your entire e-list. You never know who might pay attention to it – and STAY ALIVE because of it.

via Salisbury News: Advice From A RN To Help Avoid H1N1.

Oh NO!!!!!!  The world is going to end!!!!  Give it a rest folks.  This bug has killed 5k WORLDWIDE while “seasonal flu kills 35k ANNUALLY in the US alone.  H1N1 is not that big of a deal.

There’s so many things to point to.  If you look earlier in this blog you’ll see where i saw the leader of Czechoslovakia talking about how global warming is merely is a cover for the UN being the gov’t of the world.  Now a hard hitting speech has been given that really exposes the global warming mythology.   If these go poofies i have the speech and the powerpoint slides locally so if needed i will post them at a later date.

Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook that “illegitimate children” born to unwed mothers could be taken by the government

and put up for adoption if the mother refused to have an abortion.

Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, argued that “illegitimate childbearing could be strongly discouraged” as a socioeconomic measure imposed to control population growth.

As previously reported, WND has obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook “Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

” that Holdren co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich’s wife, Anne. The authors argued involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by “climate change.”

On page 786, the authors wrote that one way to discourage illegitimate childbearing “might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption – especially those born to minors who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone.”

Alternatively, the authors suggested unwed mothers might place their babies up for adoption, writing: “If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it.”

While observing that government-imposed coercive measures should be considered “only if milder measures fail completely,” the authors acknowledged extreme ecological situations could justify governmental intervention with coercive population control measures,

“It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society,” they write.

via Holdren: Seize babies born to unwed women.

3rd graders chant: Obama ‘uniting blacks and whites’.

I have the first two videos downloaded here and stored.  If they disappear from you tube i’ll put them on my site.