Saturday, April 23, 2011

Road to ruin getting shorter

After hearing the president's plan, Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. Sovereign debt outlook to "negative." Ah, the fine art of understatement. In 1940, after the fall of France and the evacuation from Dunkirk, presumably they downgraded Britain's outlook to "spot of bother."

At the world's first "Presidential Facebook town hall meeting" on Wednesday, even Obama had a hard time taking his "plan" seriously. Sometimes he referred to it as a 12-year plan, sometimes 10 years, sometimes saving four trillion, sometimes saving two trillion. So will the Obama plan save four trillion over 12 years or two trillion over 10?

For the answer let's go to next week's first Presidential Twitter town hall meeting:

OMG!!! LOL!!!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

Overly Massive Government!!! Legislating Official Largesse!!!!!!! Requiring Offering Foreign Lenders More American Ownership!!!!!!!!!

The president's plan is to balance the budget by climbing into his Little Orphan Obammie costume and singing: "The sun'll come out tomorrow/Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun." We've already bet our bottom dollar and it's looking like total eclipse. But Obammie figures if we can only bet Daddy Warbucks' bottom dollar the sun will shine. The "rich" don't have enough money to plug the gap: As a general principle, whatever the tax rates, the Treasury can never take in more than about 19 percent of GDP. Since Obama took office, the government's spent on average 24.4 percent of GDP.

That five-point gap cannot be closed, and it's the difference between the possibility of a future and the certainty of utter ruin. Hence, outlook "negative."

By the way, if you were borrowing (as the United States government does) $188 million every hour, would your bank be reassured by a 12-year plan?

That's 2023. Go back 12 years. That's 1999. Which, if any, politicians correctly identified the prevailing conditions in the America of 2011? Most of our problems arise from the blithe assumptions of the political class about the future. European welfare systems assumed a mid-20th century fertility rate to sustain them. They failed to foresee that welfare would become a substitute for family and that Continentals would simply cease breeding. Bismarckian-Rooseveltian pension plans assumed you'd be living off them for the last couple of years of your life. Instead, citizens of developed nations expect to spend the final third of their adult lives enjoying a prolonged taxpayer-funded holiday weekend.

What plans have you made for 2023? The average individual attempts to insure against future uncertainty in a relatively small number of ways: You buy a house because that's the surest way to preserve and increase wealth. "Safe as houses," right? But Fannie/Freddie subprime mumbo-jumbo and other government interventions clobbered the housing market. You get an education because that way you'll always have "something to fall back on." But massive government-encouraged expansion of "college" led Americans to run up a trillion dollars' worth of student debt to acquire ever more devalued ersatz sheepskin in worthless pseudo-disciplines. We're not talking about the wilder shores of the stock market – Internet start-ups, South Sea bubbles and tulip mania – but two of the safest, dullest investments a modestly prudent person might make to protect himself against the vicissitudes of an unknown future. And we profoundly damaged both of them in pursuit of fictions.

I don't claim absolute certainty about what the world will be like in 2023, but I know what our governing class is telling us. At Tufts University, Nancy Pelosi urged her "Republican friends" to "take back your party, so that it doesn't matter so much who wins the election – because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors. Elections shouldn't matter as much as they do."

More evidence of guns pouring into Mexico--from the south

Evidence continues to mount that contrary to claims on the part of those who would use Mexican drug war violence to justify heavier gun regulation in the U.S., the civilian gun market in this country is at most a very minor player as a source of the criminals' firepower--at least when the U.S. government isn't abetting the process. When the narco-thugs go shopping for firepower, they go south. The latest confirmation of that comes from McClatchy, in "Drug gangs help themselves to Central American military arsenals":..........

Government Cash Handouts Now Top Tax Revenues

U.S. households are now getting more in cash handouts from the government than they are paying in taxes for the first time since the Great Depression.

Households received $2.3 trillion in some kind of government support in 2010. That includes expanded unemployment benefits, as well as payments for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and stimulus spending, among other things.

But that’s more than the $2.2 trillion households paid in taxes, an amount that has slumped largely due to the recession, according to an analysis by the Fiscal Times.

Also, an estimated 59% of the 308.7 million Americans in this country get at least one federal benefit, according to the Census Bureau, based on 2009 data. An estimated 46.5 million get Social Security; 42.6 million get Medicare; 42.4 million get Medicaid; 36.1 million get food stamps; 12.4 million get housing subsidies; and 3.2 million get Veterans' benefits.

And the handouts from the government have been growing. Government cash handouts account for a whopping 79% of household growth since 2007, even as household tax payments--for things like the income and payroll tax, among other taxes--have fallen by $312 billion............

Baby Body Parts Found Outside El Paso [TX] Abortion Clinic

UPDATE AND ACTION: El Paso police are refusing to release this child into the hands of those who are wanting to provide a proper burial. Police say that they are going to give the remain of the child to an environmental group to dispose of. Call the El Paso police department and demand justice for this child! This baby deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Demand a proper burial for this tiny child! Please call 915-564-7000.

UPDATE II: El Paso police are now saying that they will not be investigating this incident because the unborn child’s young age of approximately 9 to 12 weeks old. We have contacted the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Abortion Compliance Department to ensure that this matter is investigated by them.

This morning, a Texas side walk counselor and Live Action investigator found the dismembered body parts of small baby in the parking lot of an El Paso abortion clinic (photos below). Live Action Researcher Abby Johnson estimated that the child was in the early 2nd trimester when he/she died. Abby also says the dismemberment likely happened from a suction abortion.

The clinic, Hilltop Women’s Reproductive, is denying involvement, claiming that the body is not “theirs,” because they ”properly dispose of all bodies.”

The Bishop of El Paso was also at the clinic and has asked for the body for a burial.

We will keep you updated with any developments.

We ask for your prayers on this Good Friday for the little baby and all involved.

-Lila Rose and the Live Action Team

Airport passenger screener charged in distributing child pornography

A passenger screener at Philadelphia International Airport is facing charges that he distributed more than 100 images of child pornography via Facebook, records show.

Federal agents also allege that Transportation Safety Administration Officer Thomas Gordon Jr. of Philadelphia, who routinely searched airline passengers, uploaded explicit pictures of young girls to an Internet site on which he also posted a photograph of himself in his TSA uniform.

Homeland Security agents arrested the TSA officer March 24, and he is being held without bail.

Although the case was unsealed Thursday, neither the indictment nor the news release mentioned Gordon's job searching airline passengers for TSA.

The arrest comes as TSA grapples with several other incidents involving screeners, including a YouTube video posted last week by parents angry about the pat-down their 6-year-old daughter received at an airport in New Orleans. TSA officials said the pat-down was proper; the parents said the girl was "groped."

Citing privacy rules, TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis would not say if Gordon has been suspended from his job, but noted that he had been in federal custody since his arrest.

"We can assure the public that he is no longer working at the airport," Davis said.

Gordon began working as a TSA screener at the Philadelphia airport in December 2005, Davis said. The airport has 900 screeners, she said.

If convicted of the child pornography charges, Gordon, 46, faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five years. The maximum prison term is 250 years and the top fine is $3.2 million.

Gordon is paid $37,000 annually as a TSA screener, records show. He has no prior criminal record, officials said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Levy, chief of his office's child exploitation unit, declined to comment Friday.

Gordon's lawyer, Elizabeth Toplin, an assistant federal public defender, could not be reached for comment via e-mail or phone late Friday.

Tipped by the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, federal agents began investigating Gordon on March 10, according to an affidavit from a Homeland Security Investigations agent.

The tip allegedly included evidence that Gordon had uploaded five explicit photographs of young girls onto the web site Photobucket.

The federal agent alleged that Gordon's Photobucket account also included a picture of him wearing his blue TSA uniform.

The indictment alleges that Gordon used at least six Facebook accounts and employed multiple names "to upload and store images of sexual exploitation of minor children."

The charges detail 104 illicit photographs allegedly uploaded over four weeks in February.

Authorities also seized from Gordon an HP laptop and a four-gigabyte flash drive that they say contained more than 600 images or movies containing child pornography, according to court filings.

Gordon's job as a TSA screener was in jeopardy last year for unrelated reasons, according to an online newsletter of the American Federation of Government Employees.

Citing a family issue, it said Gordon was having "difficulty maintaining his work schedule." The union lawyer helped convince TSA officials that a change in shift schedule resolved the problem, the newsletter said, and Gordon returned to work.

Trust and Freedom

"I just don't trust that people are smart enough to make the right choices. Do you really think that there are enough intelligent people to have this kind of freedom?" This is a sentiment that I've heard many times from seemingly goodhearted people on the left.

It's a very telling window into a very troubling belief system......

Former SEIU Official Appointed by Obama to Investigate Union Corruption

Has President Barack Obama been deceiving America, with his Ethics Executive Order 13490? It certainly appears that the actions of the Obama Administration are far from his recent statement that he has “put into place the toughest ethics laws of any Administration in history [pause] in history.” A host of Obama’s appointments call into question the President’s commitment to his own Ethics Order. Appointments such as U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Sec. Hilda Solis, DOL Deputy Solicitor Deborah Greenfield, and NLRB Board member Craig Becker undermine Obama’s claim of “toughest ethics.”

Now, the National Right To Work Committee introduces John Lund, Obama’s “overseer” of union financial reporting and disclosure at DOL’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS). This Obama appointee is a former director of the now-defunct Pacific Northwest Labor College, a former SEIU union employee , a fomer IUOE union employee, and former director of the University of Wisconsin School for Workers. Lund’s appointment means that he is now in charge of investigating financial mismanagement and irregularities by the very labor union officials he has trained for decades. (click to view the NRTW shocking handout on Lund)

Big Labor Payback Job One for Obama

Even though Obama campaigned on transparency and a focus on ethics, cronies at DOL focused on eliminating basic financial union disclosure and union officials’ conflict-of-interest disclosures requirements.

At DOL, John Lund cut the number of labor union investigators, rescinded disclosure of union officer benefits, eliminated financial reporting for unions like the Wisconsin Education Association Council, and eliminated conflict-of-interest reporting for thousands of union officials. Each of these actions benefits Big Labor Bosses, but undercuts those forced to pay union dues and fees as a condition of employment.

John Lund Conflicts-of-Interest

The Obama Ethics Executive Order requires appointees to pledge that they will refrain from involvement in matters involving their former employer or clients. The AFL-CIO and other unions are former clients of John Lund , and these unions remain clients of his former and current employer, the University of Wisconsin School for Workers (Lund is currently on unpaid leave while at DOL). The Wisconsin School for Workers’ primary mission is to train union officials; the very officials that Lund now purportedly investigates for corruption.

The following highlights are but a few that The National Right To Work Committee has unearthed to illustrate Lund’s conflicts-of-interest: (more)

Italy gives travel papers to thousands of migrants

The EU’s scheme to abolish national borders and allow free movement of people between member states is under threat as a wave of migrants flees to Europe from strife-torn North Africa.

Five major European countries are bringing back border checks on travellers to try to deter the arrival of thousands of North Africans escaping political upheaval.

A major row is developing between France and Italy after the French abandoned their agreement to allow free travel and stopped trains carrying Tunisian migrants on the Italian border........

“Gendercide” in India

India is becoming an increasingly male-dominated society, as the latest census shows the number of girls born there is at an all time low. Families are desperate for sons as they are far more financially attractive.

The result: rising numbers of gender-selected abortions and potential “gendercide”, which may eventually leave many Indian men without partners.

It takes a village to raise a child, the saying goes, but in the village of Karora, Haryana – about three hours from the Indian capital – not every child is given a chance. Here, there are twice as many boys as there are girls. According to the latest Indian census numbers, the trend of more boys is a national reality.......

Saudis, Soros and Other Billionaires We Finance

News comes today that George Soros is upset with talk the US is trying to cut the federal budget..........

Lezbo judge nom-nom brings disturbing bags

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has nominated a well-known lesbian judge, Barbara Lenk, to the Supreme Judicial Court. Lenk is currently an appellate court judge..........

On Earth Day, Thank a Hunter

For the last couple of decades hunters and fishermen have contributed over $1.5 billion per year towards Senator Gaylord Nelson’s lofty goal. To date, hunters and fisherpersons have shelled out over $20 billion “on behalf of the environment.” A study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that for every taxpayer dollar invested in wildlife conservation, hunters and fishermen contribute nine.

Botox Cuts Ability To Read Others

Pelosi & Clinton hardest hit!

Botox, used to reduce facial wrinkles, may also reduce its users' ability to read other people's emotions, U.S. researchers say..........

Obama searches for Scapegoat to blame/help hide his Agenda

President Obama has reached again for his dog-eared copy of Rules for Radicals and searched out a culprit to demonize. And the winner is .............

Zakat is NOT About Charity, It's Jihad!

‘In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation,” President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech. “That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.” (MORE)

EPA's Train Wreck Could Leave Many in the Dark

During a recent speech at Cleveland State University focused on small business in Ohio, President Obama described a goal of “knocking down barriers that stand in the way of your growth.” Unfortunately, his EPA couldn’t be more in the dark about how to translate that message into practice – with the agency poised to adopt more than 30 new, major regulations and over 170 major policy rules in the next several months.

Even with 14 million Americans out of work and an economy still searching for light at the end of the tunnel, the EPA is poised to enact a series of back-door mandates that will stifle economic growth. And with the speed that this runaway train is traveling, people in states like Ohio should be scared of the “Train Wreck” headed towards a town near you.

Unfortunately, everyday Americans may not realize the impact of the EPA’s “Train Wreck” of new regulations on jobs, the economy and price of essential energy until it’s too late. The truth is, even the EPA itself doesn’t quite know what these regulations might cost to implement – although various outside analysts seem to agree that, at minimum, the 10 major rules that the EPA issued in 2010 could cost the economy at least $23 billion and nearly one million jobs.

No one can say for sure how my home state,Ohio,will be impacted; we do know that Ohioans will not fare well. That’s because coal generates close to 90 percent of net electricity in Ohio and energy consumption in the state’s industrial sector ranks among the highest in the nation. Put another way, the EPA’s “Train Wreck” will destroy Ohio’s main electricity source.

According to analysts, this assault on Ohio’s coal-burning power plants transfers directly into at least 10 plant shutdowns and over 1,000 job losses. According to a report from the United Mine Workers of America, national job losses associated with the closure of EPA-targeted coal units could be significant, amounting to more than 50,000 jobs in the coal, utility and rail industries. With Ohio’s unemployment rate still above 9 percent, the EPA “Train Wreck” would clearly be a major blow to my state.

But the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. and the environmental groups’ intent on stopping the use of coal in America aren’t worried about these good-paying, blue collar jobs in Ohio. Unfortunately for us, they consider the EPA’s “Train Wreck” to be an effective means to an end. An end to coal for sure...... Open link for page two

Stansberry to Obama: 'We simply can't afford this nonsense anymore"

In honor of Monday's national Tax Day, I wrote the following letter to Mr. Barack Hussein Obama. Please feel free to pass this around if you like it...
Dear Mr. President,

Welcome to the ashbin of society..........

I've been wrong about Obama

It is time for me to do something that I’m sure many will find surprising. I’ve been wrong about Obama. Please forgive me. (See helpful links behind Headline)

I have to admit it. After a lot of soul searching and internal debate, I have come to the conclusion that I have been incorrect and inappropriate when assigning motives to his actions and now I see the logic. I really have been way off base. I was wrong to assign motives to his policies based on my own narrow and ignorant views and experiences.

Am I turning into a liberal? Not a chance.

As most of the readers here have seen, I have written a lot about energy and energy policy because my career is in the oil and gas sector, primarily the deepwater/subsea end. I have been particularly critical of the president and his administration for the dire situation of the industry in my home market, the Gulf of Mexico, and I have ascribed Obama’s motives to attempt to strangle this domestic industry to his ties to the leftist environmental lobby. When viewed from this narrow perspective, this makes sense. Why else, in the age of $5 a gallon gasoline, would he turn his back on a critical industry?

The reason that my conclusion was ignorant was that my view was far too narrow. This isn’t about environmentalism; it is about Obama being a Marxist.

I’ve been bothered to no end by the contradictions in his actions. The Gulf of Mexico deepwater industry has been (and continues to be) strangled for a year by a drilling ban and then the subsequent “permitorium” (the refusal to issue permits even after the ban was lifted to domestic companies), yet we see actions like these:

Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling (August 2009)

You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.

The U.S. is going to lend billions (2 billion to be exact. Ed.) of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

Obama promises to buy the oil from Brazil that we financed:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers. At a time when we’ve been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.” – White House Press Briefing, March 19th

So what, right? Since we import oil anyway, what’s wrong with helping develop foreign sources? Let’s look a little deeper.

Look at Venezuela, second only to Saudi as an OPEC import partner:
In February of 2007 Hugo Chavez signed a decree to nationalize the oil industry in the world’s fifth-largest crude oil exporter. Candidate Obama stated that he would cut oil imports 30%, including oil from Venezuela.
In 2009, President Barack Obama, while attending the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, fulfilled one of his more ill considered campaign promises, talking to dictators without precondition. Smiling, he shook hands with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
In June of 2010, Chavez nationalized the assets of an American company:

Venezuela seizes 11 oil rigs owned by Helmerich and Payne, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based company, because it refused to start up drilling operations for not being paid $100 million owed them by PSVSA, the state run oil operator.
In December of 2010, the Chavez regime aligned itself with Iran and has been violating UN sanctions on Iran by shipping refined gasoline to them.

What has the administration done? Nothing of substance – a lot of talk and some harshly worded letters (reminds me of Team America: World Police). Why aren’t we doing anything? CITGO is the national oil company of Venezuela and it operates in the US, yet we continue to send money to Chavez on both the wholesale and the retail end.

To answer that, we have to look at Obama and his true motives. This situation is being used covertly to achieve one of his Marxist goals, and that is to redistribute American wealth to his fellow socialist/Marxist friends.

When you look at Obama’s “Apology Tour”, his inability to express a belief in American exceptionalism, his foreign policies designed to strip the US of its traditional global leadership position and make us “one of many” nations (nothing special, just one of the boys) and his domestic policies designed to disadvantage industries that have been the historical drivers behind American supremacy, the picture starts to come into focus.

One of the primary charges that the Left around the world is that America’s prosperity is derived from America taking advantage of the rest of the world – we rape the Third World to advantage our own people. Everybody has heard the old saw that “America has 2% of the world’s oil reserves and yet uses 25% of the oil”.

Obama shares this view.

The people who state this ignore that America is nearly 30% of the world’s economy and is the largest trading partner with counties in the developed world – so it’s not like we are pouring the oil down a well or hoarding it, we are returning value to the world market as a result of it.

Obama is a child of the Left. He grew up in a radical family (in the sense that it was 180 degrees opposed to a traditional American family). He grew up with a mother who was considered a radical, even in a time when radicalism was in vogue. She was brought up in the radicalized environment of the Seattle coffee house scene (not quite Starbucks). He grew up at the askance of others, his family living off welfare and subsidies as his mother pursued a Ph.D. and studied blacksmithing in Indonesia. In his own words:

I wasn’t born wealthy. I was raised by a single mom and my grandparents. I went to college on scholarships. There was a time when my mom was trying to get her Ph.D. where, for a short time, she had to take food stamps. My grandparents relied on Medicare and Social Security.

Obama’s grandfather sought out Frank Marshall Davis, a “community activist” (labor agitator) and member of the Communist Party USA to tutor young Barack. According to Accuracy in Media:

The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”

Obama’s college associates and classmates have opined about his radicalism and true nature. In 2008, a classmate at Columbia, Wayne Allen Root told Reason that:

“A vote for Obama is four years of Karl Marx, and no one should be happy about that. He’s a communist! I don’t care what anybody says. The guy’s a communist…. And his mother was a card-carrying communist, and he says she’s the most important person in his entire life; he learned everything from her.”

Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., in a 2010 interview with Newsmax, tells Ronald Kessler that he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.

Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss — now Grauman-Boss — knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental. During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.

“Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together,” Drew says. “We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.” For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.

“He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,” says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.

“The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others,” Drew says. “That this was the secret of their wealth, that they weren’t paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.”

Drew concluded that Obama thought of himself as “part of an intelligent, radical vanguard that was leading the way towards this revolution and towards this new society.”

Obama’s early Chicago political career included flirtations with the New Party, even to the point of seeking and receiving an endorsement from them. The New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson‘s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers, the New Party (NP) was a socialist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials – most often Democrats. Cantor and Rogers wanted NP to be “an explicitly social democratic organization, with an ideology roughly like that of Northern European (e.g., Swedish) labor movements.” NP’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of a new socialist third party. According to author Stanley Kurtz, NP “is best understood as an attempt to build a mass-based political front for a largely socialist party leadership.” Around the time of NP’s founding, Joel Rogers himself penned a piece in the Marxist journal New Left Review, wherein he made it clear that the organization was a socialist enterprise at its core.

In the fall of 1994, a New Party publication listed more than 100 activists “who are building the NP.” Of these, twelve were affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), six with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, five with ACORN, and fourteen with IPS. Notable names among the list of 100+ were John Cavanagh, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Randall Forsberg, Maude Hurd, Manning Marable, Frances Fox Piven, Zach Polett, Wade Rathke, Mark Ritchie, Joel Rogers, Gloria Steinem, Cornel West, Quentin Young, and Howard Zinn.

The New Party’s influential Chicago chapter began to coalesce in January 1995. Its members consisted mainly of individuals associated with ACORN, DSA, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Committees of Correspondence.

NP’s modus operandi featured the political strategy of “electoral fusion,” where it would nominate, for various political offices, candidates from other parties (usually Democrats), thereby enabling each of those candidates to occupy more than one ballot line in the voting booth. By so doing, NP often was able to influence candidates’ political platforms. (Fusion of this type is today permitted in eight states — Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont — but is common only in New York.) NP’s overriding goal was to elect leftist Democrats rather than third-party candidates, as evidenced by a 1994 New Party Executive Committee announcement that said: “Joining the New Party doesn’t end your relationship with the Democrats, it changes it.”

Being a child of the Left, and growing into a man of the Left, it is entirely consistent for Obama to collaborate with the likes of the radical leadership in Brazil and Venezuela to redistribute wealth from the “evil” capitalism of the USA to the benevolent socialist Utopias of those countries. Hugo Chavez has made his Marxist bone fides clear via several years for nationalization of industry, government control of media and food production and his alliances with other totalitarian regimes around the world.

As far as Brazil, I’ll let the conservative rag/Republican house organ, the Los Angeles Times, speak to that:

Accepting the green and yellow mantle of power from her immensely popular mentor, former Marxist guerrilla Dilma Rousseff was sworn in Saturday as Brazil’s first female president and faced two immediate tasks: keeping the booming economy on track and fleshing out Brazil’s developing role on the world stage.

Rousseff’s personal history reads like a graphic novel of Marxist activism…and by “Marxist guerrilla”, the LA Times means that she participated in the militant activities of the Comando de Libertação Nacional—COLINA (English: National Liberation Command) and advocated Marxist politics among labor union members. This little club was primarily known for a handful of bank robberies and stolen cars until a police raid led to the death of 2 policemen.

Obama agrees and shares policy positions with these two Marxist leaders. He envies the policies of Chavez, longing to do what Chavez has done (Democrats Maxine Waters, Maurice Hinchey and Ed Markey have all called for nationalization of the oil industry), fortunately our elective form of government has prevented a “full Hugo” and has a least limited BHO to “Marx Lite”. You know that he must envy the street cred of Comrade Rousseff compared to his dilettante background. Shew actually did the “Marxist struggle/violent insurrection” thing.

I was wrong. This isn’t about the evil oil industry at all; it is about punishing capitalist America and putting us on a path to a redistributionist and Marxist future.

‘Behind the Bias'

‘Behind the Bias’: Hannity Examines ‘Double Standards’ in American Media Coverage


On Friday night, the Fox News Channel debuted a Hannity special, ‘Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media.’ The promo declared: “Double standards? Groundless attacks? Blatant bias? Sean calls out the mainstream media! Don’t miss Behind the Bias: The History of Liberal Media.”

The Media Research Center made available to Fox News Channel producers video clips from our archive going back more than 20 years and they are scattered throughout the hour – as are soundbites from MRC President Brent Bozell.

Here is the opening segment: (Click Story Title for Video)

Obama Administration Cover-up #8473

On April 14, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against DHS to obtain records detailing its investigation of Carlos Martinelly-Montano. This is the illegal alien who is charged with striking and killing a Virginia Benedictine nun in a drunk driving accident on August 1, 2010.

Now, as you may recall, Judicial Watch obtained an internal DHS report on the Martinelly-Montano investigation in response to a previous lawsuit. But now we want to get our hands on all communications between the DHS and the Obama White House, as well as internal DHS records regarding the investigation and the report.

Specifically, here’s what we’ve asked for pursuant to a February 16, 2011, FOIA request: (continue to article)

The False Choice of Raising Taxes to Cut Deficits

This false choice—that we cannot rein in spending without raising taxes—is showered on us as time runs short. Tune it out. We need spending cuts and growth, not higher taxes........

Media: No to Easter, yes to earth

According to a new study, broadcast networks rave about Earth Day, but use Easter as an excuse to assault the Catholic Church.

The information collected by Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute (CMI) says nearly two-thirds of last year's Easter stories on ABC, CBS, and NBC were negative -- 91 percent of which were about the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church.

An Easter Message To Christians And Non-Christians

I would just like to wish my listeners a very Happy Easter weekend. But for those of you who are not Christian let me explain why this holiday is so important to people. No really. That’s all. I promise, this won’t hurt a bit...........

Sterilizing Those Pesky Humans: Earth Day with Paul Ehrlich

Every April 22 is Earth Day. As one who studies Soviet Russia, I can’t help but notice that the day coincides with the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. The inaugural Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, no less than Lenin’s birth centennial.

This is most ironic. Lenin is a decaying symbol of central planning, which, regrettably, is the ideological preference of many of those filling the streets on Earth Day. Although Lenin was a collectivist, not an environmentalist, he is frequently recycled, as mortuary specialists from Russia’s health ministry regularly re-embalm him in his tomb.

Lenin had no respect for life. He declared certain people “harmful insects.” In Lenin’s deadly worldview, pesky humans were not precious, special, unrepeatable; they were disposable.

That brings me to a living symbol of Earth Day: Paul Ehrlich. Dr. Ehrlich’s explosive bestseller, The Population Bomb, inspired the freshman class that first Earth Day, embodying the wildest fears of apocalypse mongers. The great Johnny Carson was, sadly, one of Ehrlich’s dupes, giving him a platform on “The Tonight Show” dozens of times.

Much has been said about Ehrlich’s book. But as author John Berlau reports, one item has been conveniently sunk into a land-fill. “He [Ehrlich] flirted with a proposal to require adding contraceptive material to all food items in the United States,” writes Berlau in Eco-Freaks. “But Ehrlich’s most drastic—and contemptuous—measures were reserved for the third world. Ehrlich advocated that all men in India who had three or more children be forcibly sterilized.”

Really? That was something I needed to see for myself, certainly never learning this in my public education. So, I tracked down a September 1971 edition of The Population Bomb.

What Ehrlich wrote is jaw-dropping. Dealing first with pesky Americans, he wrote (pages 130-31): (complete article)

ATTN TeaParty Patriots and Gun Owners

ATTN TeaParty Patriots and Gun Owners - The right to bear arms. I just received this in my email and wanted everyones take on this.

Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all the pro gun folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court's accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.

Here's what you need to do:

First- vote on this one.

Second - launch it to other folks and have THEM vote - then we will see if the results get published.

The Question is:
"Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"
Click on the link below and PLEASE vote Yes! Quick Question

ATTN TeaParty Patriots and Gun Owners - The right to bear arms. I just received this in my email and wanted everyones take on this.

Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all the pro gun folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court's accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.

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ATTN TeaParty Patriots and Gun Owners - The right to bear arms. I just received this in my email and wanted everyones take on this.

Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all the pro gun folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court's accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.

Here's what you need to do:

First- vote on this one.

Second - launch it to other folks and have THEM vote - then we will see if the results get published.

The Question is:
"Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"

(open story for survey link)

Obamatizing the Church

Just as Barack Obama wants to change what it means to be America, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize “love” and dismiss the Biblical view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as “hell), has prompted discussions throughout the church and, indeed, throughout a wide swath of American culture, about the meaning of Christianity and the basic theological doctrines that comprise Biblical Christianity.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 25-Obama Promises To Lower Gas Prices

You've been PWNED!!!

The "new growth" in the "new economy"?

Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad
Work Forces Shrink at Home, Sharpening Debate on Economic Impact of Globalization

U.S. multinational corporations, the big brand-name companies that employ a fifth of all American workers, have been hiring abroad while cutting back at home, sharpening the debate over globalization's effect on the U.S. economy.

The companies cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. That's a big switch from the 1990s, when they added jobs everywhere: 4.4 million in the U.S. and 2.7 million abroad.

"Dinner with Barack" fundraisers broke Federal law

After posting yesterday about the perils of using raffles as campaign fundraisers in Florida, I was contacted by Jessica Robinson - associate general counsel at AFSCME (and perhaps the nation's foremost expert on raffle laws) - who offered more insight into the legalities of raffles.

Here is what Jessica had to say:

"I've discovered that, as far as I can tell, Missouri is the only state that does not regulate raffles. Many states, perhaps a majority, prohibit lotteries (including raffles) for political purposes. Most of those that do permit the political use of lottery proceeds require organizations conducting the raffles to undertake some sort of registration with the state or a local government entity, require the entity conducting the raffle to qualify for a gambling permit or license, restrict the value of prizes offered, limit the amount charged for a raffle ticket, require periodic reports with the government, confine the conduct of the raffles to particular location, require extensive background checks for those individuals responsible for the conduct of the raffle, etc.

California (which does not permit the use of raffles for political fundraising) prohibits the use of the internet for raffle advertisements. Hawaii (and perhaps one other jurisdiction - Kansas, maybe?) strictly prohibits the use of lotteries for any purpose.

It is legally impossible to conduct a nationwide raffle, whether the funds are being used for political purposes or not. This, of course, is of great importance, because running an interstate gambling operation that does not comply with the laws in each state in which it is being conducted subjects you to both criminal and civil penalties under the Federal RICO statute.

The trick that keeps you out jail is to offer an 'alternative method of entry' that does not require payment of consideration. For instance, you can allow participants to enter for a chance to win by mailing in a 3X5 card with the participant's name and contact information. (Although, that particular method of entry is not permitted in Vermont, which treats the payment of postage as consideration.) These types of fundraising mechanisms are generally known as 'sweepstakes.'

But, you should also beware of political sweepstakes - a handful of states also require organizations conducting sweepstakes to register with the state!"

Insurrection not Resurrection - A Communist Message for Easter

Hank Millstein is a practising Roman Catholic in San Francisco. He also serves on the National Committee and the Religion Commission of the Communist Party USA.

To Hank, Easter isn’t about the Resurrection, or even Easter Bunnies. Its about revolution, and “its already on its way”.

From the latest Peoples World: (Read entire story)

Another Mass Grave Discovered in Mexico

DURANGO, MEXICO - Investigators have discovered another mass grave with at least 26 bodies

Today, authorities will continue searching a site in the city of Durango. The bodies were found on a lot belonging to an auto body shop in a residential area.

So far, none of the victims has been identified. The remains are reportedly badly decomposed.

The grisly discovery comes just a week after authorities in Tamaulipas found at least 116 bodies in multiple mass graves near the town of San Fernando. That's about 90 miles south of Brownsville.

Another 72 bodies were found in San Fernando last August.

Iranian Basiji students head to Bahrain on their own flotilla

Two hundred Iranian pro-regime students, members of the Basiji militia, stationed in the gulf city of Bushehr have sailed to Bahrain on their own flotilla to join the Bahraini Shiite protesters.

In an interview with the Iranian Student’s News Agency, Abbas Aalizadeh, public relations spokesperson for the so-called students claimed that this was ‘a spontaneous act on the part of the students and that they were not acting as anyone’s proxy and the ships were privately owned.’ Aalizadeh added: “We are determined and we will stay on our path to see the mission through.”

Nigeria's new sweatshops

Special economic zones are springing up across Africa as Chinese manufacturers arrive in search of cheap labour. But outside the zones, life is much tougher.
Listen to Nicholas Norbrook on why Chinese manufacturing is moving to Africa on the China in Africa podcast.
You can’t just walk into the Amigo plant, a heavily fortified factory on Ladipo Oluwole Street. Lined with security cameras and a fence topped with razor wire, it looks more like a maximum-security facility than a manufacturing plant.
Teenagers and younger children start arriving by 5am on foot from the working-class suburbs, all hoping they will make it to the factory floor.By 7.30am, the gates are open. The lucky ones are selected and given an ad hoc ID card. Workers get an hour’s break and work ends at 5pm. They receive N800 daily, just over $5, equivalent to around $0.60 an hour.

The children are full of praise for the Chinese owners. “I have to work here so that I can save to buy my high school certificate form. If not for these Chinese, who will employ me?” asks one young worker called Njideka. “Our big men in Nigeria don’t start factories, they buy plenty, plenty of cars and jeeps. At least these Chinese are trying,” .

“My friend took me to her uncle to see if I can get any job, but the man wants ‘something’ from me before he will give me a job. But even if I give him that ‘thing’, I am not sure I will still get the job, so I walked here to the Chinese factory. It’s tough, but what alternative do I have, unless I stay at home and starve?”

Racial Discrimination, Preferences, and Selective Enforcement by the Obama Administration

The cumulative evidence of pervasive racialism within the administration should no longer escape the attention of congressional oversight. Although isolated instances of racial bean-counting could be found in previous administrations, racial and ethnic preferences/selectivity appears to have infected policymaking at a variety of levels within this administration. Some of the preferences are garden-variety, others far more consequential. Consider just a few:
As Andy McCarthy noted a couple of days ago, there are allegations that political appointees within the Department of Justice quashed indictments against certain co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist-funding case in order to promote “Muslim outreach.”
The administration is in the process of paying settlements to black farmers allegedly denied loans by the USDA between 1983 and 1997 (Pigford v. Glickman). The administration has diluted the standard for qualifying for settlement payments to the level of absurdity. How absurd? There are now more than 90,000 claimants seeking compensation of at least $50,000 (one settlement alone was for $13,000,000; more than $2,250,000,000 will be paid out). The problem is that between 1983 and 1997 there were nowhere near 90,000 black farmers in the entire U.S. In fact, the USDA says that in 1997 there were only 18,500.
DOJ dismissed a voter-intimidation lawsuit it had already won against two members of the New Black Panther Party. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that this wouldn’t have happened if the defendants had been white.
The uncontroverted testimony of two whistleblowers within DOJ shows that the administration has enunciated a policy and tolerates a practice of enforcing voting-rights laws in a racially discriminatory manner.
Unlawful racial preferences are embedded in multiple pieces of legislation promoted by the administration, ranging from Obamacare to Dodd-Frank.
Unlawful racial preferences appear in proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on almost a weekly basis.

This isn’t simply smiley-face multiculturalism run amok. When the executive branch casually engages in racial/ethnic discrimination, it shouldn’t escape the scrutiny of the other two branches.

We were told that this administration would transcend race. Instead, it seems mired in it.

Look into the Face of Ignorance

Look into the face of ignorance.

Look into the eyes of the future of America.

Is this what all of our soldiers died for?

Obama's call for AMNESTY and earlier Administrations "Open Borders" policy have given us killers like this.

Look closely at the "artwork" emblazoned on his hairless chest.

Anthony Garcia,a "Proud Mexican" tattooed a MURDER SCENE on his own chest in pride over KILLING an American.

Yes, thats right- this genius inked his own confession on his chest.

Thank you Obama.

Thank You McCain.

The Los Angeles Times Reports:

"..Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped Lloyd for more than four years.

Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.

As if to seal the deal, below the collarbone of the gang member known by the alias "Chopper" was a miniature helicopter raining down bullets on the scene.

Lloyd's discovery of the tattoo in 2008 launched a bizarre investigation that soon led to Anthony Garcia's arrest for the shooting. Then sheriff's detectives, posing as gang members, began talking to Garcia, 25, in his holding cell. They got a confession that this week led to a first-degree murder conviction in a killing investigators had once all but given up hope of solving.

For Lloyd, the image on the chest of the delicate, doe-eyed gang member brought back a rush of memories. The snapshot was taken inside the sheriff's Pico Rivera station after Garcia was arrested in a routine traffic stop and booked on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

Before they are released, suspected gang members typically are asked to remove their shirts and have their tattoos photographed by graffiti team deputies. Taggers often mark their own bodies with the same signatures they spray on buses and storefronts — and eyewitnesses to crimes sometimes help close cases by recalling distinctive tattoos.

Homicide Lt. Dave Dolson said gang members frequently get symbolic tattoos to bolster their street cred: three dots on the hand to signify "mi vida loca" ("my crazy life"), sketches of prisons where they've done time, gang insignia prominently stenciled on their heads and torsos.

But a tattoo laying out a detailed picture of a crime scene is something far outside the norm. "I haven't seen it before, and I haven't heard of anything like it either," Dolson said.

Garcia's tattoo shows a man with the body of a peanut being hit by bullets and falling back toward the liquor store. In gang slang, the word "peanut" is used to derisively describe a rival gang member.

Lloyd had been at the scene of the Pico Rivera killing as a station sergeant. After he recognized it in the tattoo, the 30-year veteran called up the cold case file. He pored over the crime scene photographs alongside the photos of Garcia's chest. He also drove to the site of the slaying.

"I worked Pico Rivera a lot of years, so I'm pretty familiar with that area," he said. "It was incredible."

With the help of major crimes investigators, deputies found Garcia living with relatives in La Habra. They arrested him and began setting up a ruse to secure his conviction.

A detective posing as a Los Angeles gang member who'd been arrested on attempted murder charges was placed in Garcia's Norwalk station jail cell. He soon got Garcia talking, sheriff's investigators said. Garcia was proud, and he bragged about the shooting. He didn't know the conversation was being recorded and that it would soon be played for a jury.

"Think about it. He tattooed his confession on his chest. You have a degree of fate with this," Parker said. "The detective who spotted it had been a Pico sergeant who went on to become a homicide sergeant. I never worked Pico station. I never would have recognized that Pico liquor store."

Investigators don't believe Garcia's elaborate tattoo was a rash decision. Photos from several bookings over the years show the mural on his chest evolving as he added details to the tattooed murder scene — until one day Lloyd saw them as a whole and something clicked."

This KILLER would be able to take taxpayer money if the DREAM Act was passed.

He is allowed to live in our country and get FREE healthcare.

Free daycare for his 7 children by 4 different illegal alien mothers.

His kids are "Anchor Babies" allowing benefits,welfare and free college tuition.

He has never paid taxes nor become literate in English.

He drove a car with PIOLIN bumper stickers,a Mexican Flag and a cartoon of Calvin urinating on "La Migra" AKA US Border Patrol.

Is this what we need?

We cannot afford this insanity

24 Signs Of Economic Decline In America

The United States is in the middle of a devastating long-term economic decline and it is getting really hard to deny it. Over the past year I have included literally thousands of depressing statistics in my articles about the U.S. economy. I have done this in order to make an overwhelming case that the U.S. economy is in deep decline and is dying a little bit more every single day. Until we understand exactly how bad our problems are we will never be willing to accept the solutions. The truth is that our leaders have absolutely wrecked the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen. Most Americans just assume that we will always experience overwhelming prosperity, but that is not anywhere close to the truth. We are not guaranteed anything. Our manufacturing base has been gutted, the number of jobs is declining, more Americans are dependent on government handouts than ever before, our dollar is dying and as a nation we are absolutely drowning in debt. The economists that are trumpeting an "economic recovery" and that are declaring that the U.S. economy will soon be "better than ever" are delusional. We really are steamrolling toward a complete and total economic collapse and our leaders are doing nothing to stop it.

The following are 24 more signs of economic decline in America. Hopefully you will not get too depressed as you read them....

Many Chinese investing overseas and migrating to those countries

The 2011 Private Wealth Report, published by China Merchants Bank and business consulting firm Bain & Company, showed that the number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in China exceeded 500,000 in 2010, 19 percent more than in 2009.

According to the study, those who have at least 10 million yuan ($1.53 million) worth of individual assets (financial assets, not including their primary residence) available for investment are defined as HNWIs.

Among that group, nearly 60 percent are either considering emigration through investment overseas or are already finalizing the process.

Among those with at least 100 million yuan in individual investment assets, 27 percent have already emigrated, and 47 percent are considering leaving China.

The report concluded that "investment immigration" is becoming a trend on the mainland, highlighted by a 73 percent compound annual growth rate of those whose investments helped them immigrate to the US in the past five years.

The result is in line with statistics from another agency. According to the Beijing Entry & Exit Service Association, more than 1,000 people applied for investment immigration to the US in 2009, doubling the figure from 2008.......

Michigan Freshman Congressman's Hard Core Communist Connections

Freshman Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-MI) has a close working relationship with one of the U.S.’s most extreme Marxist-Leninist organizations – the pro North Korean Workers World Party.

A former chief of staff to Michigan’s pro Marxist congressman John Conyers, Hansen Clarke seems to be following in his former mentor’s political footsteps.

In 2008 Hansen Clarke worked closely with Detroit leaders of the Workers World Party on the house foreclosures issue. Clarke drafted and sponsored SB 1306 with long time W.W.P. collaborator Reverend Ed Rowe of Central United Methodist Church, a co – initiator of the Moratorium NOW! organization. Rowe further pledged ongoing support to the coalition, whose office is in his church. Most key leaders and personnel in Moratorium NOW! are also Workers World Party activists. Writing in Workers World on Jan. 14, 2008, Detroit W.W.P. leader Kris Hamel discussed the origins of Moratorium NOW! (Complete Story Continues)

Earth Day co-founder killed, recycled girlfriend by composting her

Dedicated to his cause...............

The List, Obama's One Hundred and Eighteen Week in Office

Video of the moment updated 4/21/2011

"The List" for 4/22/11

Obama and Israel


Death Panels Crop Up Again as Obama Mentions IPAB in Medicare


Obama to wealthy: You can’t ‘just relax and go count your money’

Obama Ethics, Year 3

Hillary to Challenge Obama for Nomination

Community Organizer to the World

Obama Thanks Hollywood Donors: "None of you asked for my birth certificate"

Let them eat waffles...

Michelle Obama: First Lady, fashion icon

Cass Sunstein Olympics

The complete list is compiled chronologially by week (CONTINUE)

Ipsos Reid poll shows Liberals fall to third place in Canada

Jack Layton’s NDP has bumped the Liberals out of second place nationally in public favour and the front-place Conservatives maintain a comfortable lead that could deliver them a majority government on May 2, according to results of a new poll.

The nationwide survey by Ipsos Reid, conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global TV, reveals a historic shift in public opinion has occurred as the political parties have fought for votes in this campaign.

If an election were held now, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives would receive 43 per cent of the vote among decided voters, up two points from two weeks ago.

The New Democrats, who are on a roll after Layton put in solid performances in the two leaders debates, would receive the support of 24 per cent of voters — up by five points.

This is the first time in 20 years that the federal NDP has been ahead of the Liberals in the polls.

Tea Party Documentary wins Edward R. Murrow Award!

"Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession,"

Microsoft worker denied paid leave for brain surgery

Microsoft links disability pay to performance reviews. Knightley says that one review, despite years of positive appraisals, is keeping him from getting his pay.

"The company's values that they say we're supposed to exhibit, and that are supposed to exist in our policies, they don't translate," he said.

Many at Microsoft believe the policy is an attempt by the company to protect itself from workers who get an unfavorable review and then falsely claim stress or depression and cheat the company out of three months of paid medical leave while they look for another job..............

Jerome Corsi's New Book: "About the Birth Certificate"

Linked from because the link at Drudge has crashed's servers............

How could so many people question President Obama’s birthplace? How could they wonder about his origins? That's a lot of racists!

Why American PUBLIC Schools are so Dysfunctional:

Let’s take a quick look at a half-dozen of the most famous concoctions. I predict you’ll have a startling realization: all of these things are counterproductive. Worse still, they seem to be that way by design......

Islamic relations leader can sue U.S. over privacy, detention at border, appeals court says

Islamist seek way to avoid screenings by Homeland Security through monetary claims lawsuits....

Obama tells Holder to create a scapegoat to blame for high gas prices and low approval numbers

A sampling of his and their opinions:

"Under my plan of cap and trade plan makes electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket"'; "coal powered plants, natural gas, you name it..whatever the plants were...they will have to retrofit their operations..that will cost money and they will have to pass those costs onto consumers

So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can - it's just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted

Your Interior Secretary, who has done your bidding and placed one roadblock after another in the way of developing our own massive energy resources, stated in 2008 that he was opposed to opening up off-shore areas to new oil and gas drilling even if the price per gallon of gasoline hit $10 per gallon.

Mr. President-are these " Just Words"

Also, President Obama, your Secretary of Energy (who, like Salazar, has been busy trying to turn off the spigot to our own oil and gas supplies), called for gasoline to cost $8 per gallon- to push it up to European levels and that we needed to figure out ways to make that happen.

Barack Hussein Hoover?

Is the world headed for a debt crisis to dwarf the one that befell us in 2008, when Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson stood aside and let Lehman Brothers crash?

Hope: 48% willing to see Medicare spending cut to reduce debt

Here’s what they mean by “big differences by age group.” Remember which age group it is, too, that’s known for massive turnout on election day: [MORE]

'US Taxpayers to give Pakistan 85 drones'

The plan, announced by a US official speaking on condition of anonymity, is part of the US military aid to Pakistan in 2011 which is estimated to be nearly USD 3 billion....

The Crystal Ball’s First 2011 Take on 2012’s Electoral College

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics April 21st, 2011

With 18 months to go until November 2012, there is exactly one use for a current projection of the 2012 Electoral College results. This is merely a baseline from which we can judge more reliable projections made closer to the election. Where did we start–before we knew the identity of the Republican nominee for president, the state of the economy in fall 2012 and many other critical facts?
If you INCLUDE the “Leans” states with the “Likely” and “Safe,” the numbers are as follows:
247 Democratic EVs
180 Republican EVs
111 Undecided
If you DO NOT INCLUDE the “Leans” states, i.e., just counting “Likely” and “Safe,” the numbers are as follows:
196 Democratic EVs
170 Republican EVs
172 Undecided
With 270 needed for election, our Democratic readers will prefer the first tally, and our Republican readers the second. Indulge yourselves! As heated as the campaign will get, let’s remember to have fun along the way.
And so, with that enormous caveat in mind, here is THE MAP.

Keep Your Hands Off The Patent Office

Assuming small entrepreneurial companies are ground zero for new ideas, innovation and job growth, and ultimately instrumental in the recovery and competitiveness of the U.S. economy on the global stage, why must Congress habitually steal the PTO’s resources and divert them for other purposes? In the last fifteen years Congress has divertedfor its own reasons nearly $1,000,000,000 in PTO fees, $100,000,000 in the last budgetary cycle alone. This from a job creating enginethat receives no taxpayer dollars and is the sole self-funded government agency, supported 100 percent by the patent fees of individual inventors, universities and creative companies.

Because the critics believe the patent system hopelessly broken, 15 large American technology companies have spearheaded a completely self-serving initiative to rewrite the patent laws, all in an effort to insulate themselves from the competitive threat posed by the very job engines upon which our economy and our standard of living are so dependent. The initiative is so self-serving, in fact that representatives for entrepreneurs and small business were not invited to participate at the March 30 Congressional hearings on patent reform.

Hillary to Challenge Obama for Nomination

LAUER: Thanks for coming on, Madame Secretary. Let’s get right to it: will you seek the Presidency next year?

CLINTON: Yes, Matt. Our country’s heading in the wrong direction way too fast. We must slow down if we wish to delay our collapse by a couple of decades. So I’m reporting for duty.

Finland Accused Of 'Arch-Conservatism' In Portugal

”Four out of ten Finns voted against the bailout package for Portugal”

Racists Attack on Video

At the end, the white victim is beaten until she has a seizure, at which point the camera operator warns the black female attackers to flee, because the police are on the way. Note: he makes sure to repeatedly tell the criminal attackers to flee, instead of keeping them there for the police to apprehend.

Obama Agenda Creating Dire Staits and Destitute Outlook Among Americans

Optimism about the state of the economy is at its lowest level in two years.
In one month, the number of folks pessimistic about the economy has jumped 13%!
57% of voters disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy.
Cutting spending is WAY more popular than raising taxes to pay for existing federal programs.
The GOP is more trusted than Obama to handle the deficit (44% to 39%).
35% say Obama isn't compromising enough with the GOP. Just 20% say that about Republicans.
57% agree that changes to Medicare are necessary.
63% oppose raising the debt limit.
Of the people who oppose raising the debt limit, 51% would still oppose, even if it meant a surge in interest rates. (More Results)

Obama confirms: Income tax is slave tax

In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels point to the implementation of an income tax system like our present one as a crucial step toward achieving the abolition of private property, which they call the epitome of communism. Now Obama uses a concept of taxation that openly asserts the government's ownership of the income of all the people. So what was hidden from too many is now visible to all. This suggests that we are near to the time when the mask of respect for liberty and representative government will be discarded altogether. Or rather, we are arrived at a time when this is already taking place. Theatrical blather about phony cuts in government spending does nothing to address this threat. In fact, it purposefully distracts from it. The only leaders who are really taking seriously what America needs to do are those who stand firm against raising the debt ceiling and those who advocate in word and deed the principal step we must take to thwart the implementation of the communist economic agenda in America: Abolish the Income Tax. What is the alternative? (continued)

Greens vs. Energy

Environmentalist opposition to vital energy sources goes beyond fossil fuels; for decades environmentalists have worked tirelessly to stop the most practical non-fossil-fuel sources of power: nuclear power and hydroelectric power, neither of which emits CO2 when producing energy.

Entitlements Can't Survive Unless They're Reformed

Liberals hate declaring victory, because "crisis" is the lifeblood of activist government. But when it comes to poverty among the elderly, they really should take a bow.....

The Green Nazis

One of the most intriguing facts of the Nazi Party membership rolls is how many of its adherents belonged to what today would be considered the green movement. Even many ‘greens' who were not Nazi Party members, like Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003), the infamous propaganda filmmaker for the Third Reich, became caught up in the new movement. Nazi biologist Walther Schoenichen asserted that National Socialism was the political fulfillment of more 100 years of German Romanticism. With its strong emphasis upon celebrating the authenticity of the German folk people (das volk) indigenously rooted in the natural landscape of their homeland in great contrast to the liberalism of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, German Romanticism is one of the great foundational pillars of modern environmentalism. While in hindsight, some environmental historians may debate over how green the Nazis were in actual practice, the National Socialist aspirations for a greener Germany cannot be denied.....

The Reagan uprising isn’t over yet

Michael Reagan: “People often ask me if Ronald Reagan would have supported the Tea Party,” he said. “Ronald Reagan was the Tea Party.”

IPAB Is an Acronym for 'Death Panel'

IPAB was created pursuant to section 3403 of the ironically named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and its ostensible purpose is to "control costs." In reality, it will do nothing at all about costs. Instead, the board's fifteen "experts" will impose old-fashioned price controls. Before Obamacare was signed into law in March of 2010, only Congress had the power to make changes to Medicare's reimbursement rates. But PPACA, for all intents and purposes, transfers that power to this tiny cadre of presidential appointees who will have no accountability to the voters. In theory, IPAB can only propose changes to Medicare's payment rates. In practice, however, the board's proposals will take effect automatically unless Congress passes contrary legislation and the President signs it into law. (FULL STORY)

States Must Restrain the Federal Government

Despite the deafening chorus of think tank harmony (a rare event indeed), liberal pundits and administration officials are denying the reality of the risk. The danger here is that they all probably believe their own propaganda over the well researched studies from these reputable organizations. They call that denial.

For more than twenty years the federal government has been acting like Charlie Sheen on a binge, and it is time for the states to perform an intervention. The tough course of action is to call for an Article V Convention (AVC) to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But what does that mean? READ MORE

Power Shift informs students about green energy

With the major concerns in regards to air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels, Gore urges the idea of carbon taxes as alternative. (as one can plainly see, as usual, $$$ is the driving factor)

Union Bosses Park Admit Overriding US Law & Sovereignty

VIDEO: International Labor Movement Admits Criminal Activity

Democrats widen assault on anonymous campaign cash

First they wanted the right to know who voted for or against unions in the work place. Now they think they have a right to know what candidate you support in campaigns!


To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario. Like the final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed, manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand global chessboard” left to us; centralized control of all social and economic power into the hands of an unworthy elite. If we continue playing the game by their rules, we will lose. There is no doubt. There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints of Federal politics. Working within the system has earned us no quarter, and frankly, no results. Our only recourse (and, frankly, the best recourse all along) is to STOP relying on the rules of their game, and to walk away from the chess board completely.

Globalization is essentially just another word for centralization, and the key to centralizing any system is to remove all options until the masses are completely and utterly dependent upon a single dominant paradigm. Globalists have deceived many Americans into believing that centralization is a “natural” process – that their game is indeed the only one in town. The widespread acceptance of the fiat monetary system is a perfect example of the average person’s unfortunate lack of economic flexibility. Only recently, in the face of dollar devaluation and complete financial collapse have many finally begun to question the legitimacy of a single brittle and corrupt economic structure. American politics are no different...

Run to the Hills!! Now!! Just Run!!

My opinion?
When to bug out?

Powershift: Ending Our Addiction to a Decent Standard of Living

Remember when W denounced our "addiction to oil"? A member of Obama's base does him one better by decrying our "addiction to economic growth": (VIDEO Behind Title)

The Human Right Not To Be “Offended”?

...the crime of giving offense is in the eye of the offended........

No Justice for Politician Responsible for Womans Death

UPDATE: Pronews 7 did receive a reply Monday evening from our Texas DPS contact, Trooper Gabriel Medrano.
We asked him whether it was unusual for an investigation to take as long as this one has.....

Dyke Wins $22,000 from Comedian and Club Owner

Don't put it out there if you don't want people to notice!

Times Have Changed: Social Security is Obsolete

Obsolete Government Programs, Part 1

Medicare is Obsolete... The Times Have Changed

Obsolete Government Programs Continued

Communist Politicians Focus on Lead in Ammunition, Fishing Tackle Ban

What a great way to create government dependency..... destroy the ability to hunt and fish!

Spain's unemployed rush to fill jobs in Germany

Spain's economy is still struggling to emerge from recession. The collapse of the construction sector wiped out more than 2 million jobs and there is still little sign of recovery.

This week, unemployment touched a 13-year high with new figures showing 20.33% of the workforce unemployed.

Obama Thinks You're an Idiot: Is He Right?

My friend is an E.I., (Educated Idiot) and so is her whole family. These are nominally educated folks who fit Obama's expansive definition of "the rich," as they will soon find out, when it's much too late. But mentally they are deprived, ignorant, superstitious and foolish. It's the life choices they've made. They are Obama's natural prey.....

Quantitative Uneasiness

Has the Fed Been a Failure?

Gun belonging to Pastor Terry Jones fires outside Detroit news station

......Jones is due in a Michigan courtroom Friday to determine whether he will be allowed to proceed with a Good Friday protest outside of the Islamic Center of America. Prosecutors are seeking up to $100,000 from the Florida pastor for extra security at the demonstration, counter demonstrations are also planned.

French riot police threaten strike over alcohol ban

France's riot police have complained about being "treated like children" following a new ban on drinking alcohol while on duty......

Christian contractor refuses to remove palm cross, faces termination

After a single anonymous complaint last year from a WDH tenant, he is facing disciplinary action when he refused to remove the cross. He is under “investigation” on suspicion of having given offence to “other faiths” - despite the fact that adherents of other faiths who work for WDH are allowed to wear headdresses, beards and turbans.

Did White House Try To Bully Standard & Poors?

This is interesting, given that this same White House held a conference last month to draw attention to, and crack down on, bullying — which of course was one of the Founding Fathers' prime concerns when they drew up our federal system.

According to the Post, "Treasury officials told S&P analysts that they were underestimating the ability of politicians in Washington to fashion a compromise to curb deficits" and argued that a ratings change wasn't needed "because the debt was manageable and the administration had a viable plan in the works."

In other words, the administration told S&P to trust the very institution that has created the federal debt problem and did nothing to stop the most predictable economic crisis in our history, if we may borrow a few sharp words from Rep. Paul Ryan........

Conservatives Flood Obama Facebook Event With ‘Repeal Obamacare’ Posts

For 39 minutes during the president’s “Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity” Facebook event, a screenshot displayed the message: “Event Unavailable. We’re sorry, this event isn’t working right now. Please try again later.”

A conservative group, ForAmerica, had urged its followers on Facebook to post the following comment as the president was holding his town hall meeting from Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.: “It’s not a tough choice, Mr. President. You have added $3.5 TRILLION to the debt already, the first thing we should do is repeal Obamacare!” READ MORE

Mexico Government wants Gun Makers as Scaprgoats

Richard Feldman, President of the Independent Firearms Association and former gun industry association executive said: "Maybe we should be suing the Mexican government for their failure to prevent drugs from coming into our country."

Teachers Going Unpunished for Classroom Crimes

The audit found that in 11 of 29 cases sampled randomly, the commission took more than 80 days to open a case after receiving a report of misconduct – with one case taking nearly two years and another taking almost three years....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Obama: "We Are All Connected" Whether You Crossed The Rio Grande Or Not

"No matter who you are. No matter where you can came from. No matter what you look like. No matter whether your ancestors landed here on Ellis Island or came here on slave ships or came across the Rio Grande, we are all connected. We will rise and fall together. That's the vision of America I've got, that's the idea of the heart of America," President Obama said at a fundraiser in San Francisco.

"That's the idea of the heart of our campaign," Obama added. (VIDEO)

Obama Justice Department Saves Brotherhood Fronts-drop

Hey aint't good to know, You've got a friend. Hmm hmm, hmm hmmm...........

Investigative journalist Patrick Poole has broken a blockbuster story about how the Obama Administration’s Justice Department blocked plans to prosecute a co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and others labeled “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation trial. Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and is requesting answers by April 25.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) were all designated by the federal government as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim Brotherhood front found guilty of covertly financing Hamas. A total of 246 organizations and individuals received the label but have yet to face prosecution. Now, a high-level Justice Department source has informed Patrick Poole that this is because of a decision by the Obama Administration, in what the source called “a political decision from the get-go.” A second Justice Department source substantiated the tip. FULL STORY

Muslims Riot Over Appointment of Christian Governor

In the new modern, moderate, secular, democratic Egypt of the Arab Spring, Muslims in Qena are enraged and protesting because a Christian governor has been appointed for them. It was yet another indication that the Egypt that will emerge from this season of revolution and upheaval is much more likely to be an Islamic state than a secular democracy, no matter how much the mainstream media fantasizes about the latter.

The protests have been vehement, if not violent. Reuters reported Sunday that.......

Hoosier Democrats Walk Out to Protest Law that Penalizes Walking Out

What a joke. You can't make this stuff up. If you did, nobody would believe it.

Minority Democrats in the Indiana Senate walked out of the chamber Wednesday to protest passage of an amendment meant to prevent the kind of legislative boycott that led to a 34-day standoff this year in the Indiana House.

But because more than two-thirds of the Senate’s members are Republicans, the Democrats had no way to stop the vote and it went on without them.

The provision — added to the state budget bill — passed 36-0 with no Democrats voting.

An emotional Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, told his colleagues that he was insulted and upset by the proposal. Did somebody say Waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

EPA Using Brainwash Tactics to Create Useful Idiots of the Child Variety

( - "Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight."

So begins a song about climate change, available for downloading from the EPA's Web site. The EPA says we should "blast out" the song at our Earth Day celebrations -- "because if this won't save the planet nothing will."

The song tells children, "The climate is changing and that’s a fact, bears don’t know when to take a nap, On top of that it won’t be cool when the flood waters rise and mosquitoes rule."

According to the Washington Times, the song was recorded by Ted Coopwood of the EPA's Office of Children’s Health Programs, who has written a number of raps intended to galvanize kids to take an interest in the environment.

The lyrics are as follows: (Complete Article)

The Making of an American Jihadist

"My son was programmed and trained to kill by radical Islam." Jihadists "stole my son. They raped his mind. They changed his thoughts, they changed his behavior…and they manipulated him. He is no longer Carlos; he is Abdulhakim. I ask God to give me my son back."

– Melvin Bledsoe, describing the radicalization of his son Carlos (AKA Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad)

He is still trying to understand how it happened. How his son went from a happy young man with a bright future to an accused murderer who claims it was an act of jihad and that he would have killed more people if could have.

Melvin Bledsoe isn't hiding from his son's path to violence. He testified about it on Capitol Hill, drawing dismissive comments from members of Congress, including one who all but blamed him for his son's actions. In an interview with the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Bledsoe details his son's spiral into radical Islam and his family's efforts to thwart it.

The Bledsoe family wasn't thrilled when their son Carlos gave up being a Baptist and converted to Islam in 2004. He changed his name to Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad and engaged in a series of behavioral changes. He saw his family less. He set his dog free in the woods because he believed Islam regarded dogs as unclean. He tried to remove a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King from the wall of the family home on grounds that Islam prohibits "worshipping" anyone but Allah.

Then, Carlos/Abdulhakim dropped out of Tennessee State University in Nashville about a year after enrolling. He had planned to major in business and take over the family's tour business when his parents retired.

His son's decision to drop out or college "was against all the things that we stood for as a modern African-American family," Bledsoe said. He had been unable to attend college because his parents couldn't afford it and he wanted to make it possible for his son to achieve his dreams. But "that picture of his dreams turned into a nightmare for us," he added.

He also was troubled by the fact that, despite dozens of trips to Nashville to see his son, he was never able to meet any of the imams or other local Muslim leaders who were having such a transformative effect on his son's life. "These people would never show up or never be found when we visited Nashville," he said.

Looking back, he suspects that his son's religious mentors wanted "to separate him from his family and friends." These people wanted him to regard his family as "non-believers" with the understanding "you must do everything possible to recruit your family to be converted to Islam," he said. His son unsuccessfully tried to convert members of the Bledsoe family. Bledsoe said he reacted angrily because "I didn't want anyone to take away my understanding of Jesus Christ."

Things went from bad to worse when Muhammad traveled to Yemen in 2007 for the stated purpose of teaching English. Relatives tried to talk him out of it. But when that didn't work, they made him promise that he would avoid any involvement in radical activity. He agreed.

Bledsoe believes his son may have planned to do that, but had no idea that in going to Yemen he was being "set up" by jihadist recruiters (he calls them "hunters") intent on radicalizing him. The hunters confiscated the video camera his family gave him, and he kept losing his cell phone, Bledsoe said.

Details of his time in Yemen remain murky. He may have studied under a radical imam. In September 2008, Muhammad married one of his students in Aden. Two months later, he was arrested for overstaying his visa and carrying a fake Somali passport. Muhammad said he was carrying it because he planned to go to Somalia to fight a jihad against Jews and Americans.

Bledsoe told the Investigative Project on Terrorism that he only learned his son was in jail because his Yemeni wife searched frantically through his belongings where she found the Bledsoe family's telephone number in Memphis.

Over the next few months, Melvin Bledsoe embarked on an intensive lobbying campaign to win his son's release. An FBI agent from Nashville traveled to Yemen to interview his son in jail. Eventually, State Department officials persuaded Yemen's interior minister to free Abdulhakim Muhammad. In January 2009, he was released from jail and, against his wishes, deported from Yemen to the United States.

The Road to Murder in Little Rock

During his time in a Yemeni prison, Muhammad seethed with rage at what he regarded as American and Jewish persecution of Muslims. He wanted revenge..........

Shiites in Gaza, Sunnis in Iran

The Shiite population of the Sunni-dominated Gaza Strip is increasing, while Shiite Iran is experiencing Sunni growth, according to Egyptian news agency Al-Arabiya English. The religious switching has the potential to create serious tension between Hamas and its patron Iran, as these minorities vie for political power and further converts.

Gaza is controlled by Hamas, a Sunni terrorist organization supported by Iran. This religious difference creates a fragile balance, where Hamas struggles between controlling Iran's proselytizing campaign in Gaza while not alienating it. Hamas also wants to rule through a conservative form of Sunni Islamic law, and has put pressure on local Christians, Shiites, and even more conservative Sunni groups like the Salafis.

Increasing numbers of Shiite converts are demanding political rights and even political power. Al-Arabiyah cites and Agence France Presse report about Abdul Rahim Hamad, a converted Shiite who lives in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, who said the growth of Shia Islam was "due to the influence of Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah in the region."

"We are now hundreds in Gaza. We will start our political activities soon. Palestinian Shiites will play an important role in controlling this region in the future," Hamad said.

It's not a problem Hamas feels comfortable addressing. Ahmed Youssef, an advisor of Hama's Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, denied the growth of Shiites in Gaza and said Palestinians "love Iran and Hezbollah." However, last Thursday the group's security forces shut down an Iranian funded, Shiite organization called al-Baqeyat al-Salehat.

The same tensions exist in reverse in Iran. "While Sunnis are accorded "full respect" in the Iranian constitution, in practice and through social exclusion, Iranian Sunnis suffer discrimination," according to the University of Maryland's Minorities at Risk Project. "The Iranian government has barred the construction of a Sunni mosque in Tehran, and has moderately restricted public displays of the Sunni religion and culture."

The rise of Sunni Islam has been noticeable among Arabs, found mostly in the Iranian province of Khuzestan. They believe that the move will severe their links with Iran, which has alienated them by trying to impose Persian language and culture in the region.

Sunni extremists have tried to capitalize on the tension. Al-Qaida recruiter Hamid bin Abdullah Al-Ali, whose assets were frozen by the United Nations Security Council, recently called for "An Intifada of the Occupied Spaces" in Iran. The call was direct at the Iranian "powers of the occupation, who declared a state of emergency in the areas, shut down schools and companies," and implemented other restrictive measures.

The Sunni issue has caused alarm in Iran and was hinted at by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a 2010 visit to Khuzestan. It was also reinforced by Iranian cleric Mohammed Jawad Adel, who called the Sunni explosion in the border regions a "very serious issue." He urged Iranian authorities to deal with what he called the "Sunni missionary."

Massachusetts Tells Teens Abortion Is 'Much Easier Than it Sounds'

Government encourages teen females to become irresponsible sluts!

A sex education website, funded by the state to the tune of $100,000 a year, has come under fire for glossing over abortion.

The Massachusetts-based has outraged pro-life groups by saying abortion is 'much easier than it sounds' and 'more common than you might think.'

'The commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell kids how to get a secret abortion, and that's wrong,' Linda Thayer, a former Boston schoolteacher who is vice president for educational affairs of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, told the Boston Herald.This is a misuse of state funds, especially for parents who are taxpayers,' she added.

Thayer also blasted the website for 'deception by omission' for describing abortion as 'when the contents of the womb (uterus) are removed.'


Wed Apr 20 2011 10:35:52 ET


This year's high stakes publishing project quietly went to press this week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

After years of research and digging by the nation's top private investigators, here it comes:

"WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President."


The street date is a LONG month away, and author Jerome Corsi, the man who torpedoed John Kerry's presidential dreams with SWIFT BOAT, has gone underground and is holding his new findings thisclose.

"It's utterly devastating," reveals a source close to the publisher. "Obama may learn things he didn't even know about himself!"


Does Corsi definitively declare the location of Obama's birth?

Will the president's attorneys attempt to interfere with the book's distribution? [The publisher vows to vigorously fight any legal action that may be taken.]

Will the book finally -- once and for all -- put an end to the growing controversy?

Or will it just ignite new ones!?

"When Donald Trump said he sent PIs to Hawaii to get to the bottom of all this, he meant this book," declares an insider.

[THE CASE ranked #1,341 on AMAZON's hitparade late Wednesday morning.]


21 Year-Old who Converted from Islam to Christianity....EXECUTED!

Another al-Shabaab execution - now a routine event in Somalia

It could only be the Religion of Peace. Promoting Interfaith Dialogue™ in failed-state Somalia – Muslim style:

Two Muslim extremists in Somalia murdered a member of a secret Christian community in the name of Islam in Lower Shabele region as part of a campaign to rid the country of Christianity, sources said.

An area source told Compass two al Shabaab militants shot 21-year-old Hassan Adawe Adan in Shalambod town after entering his house at 7:30 p.m.

“Two al Shabaab members dragged him out of his house, and after 10 minutes they fired several shots on him,” said an area source who requested anonymity. “He then died immediately.”

The militants then shouted “Allahu Akbar [God is greater]” before fleeing, he said.

Adan, single and living with his Muslim family, was said to have converted to Christianity several months ago. Area Christians said they suspected someone had informed the Islamic militants of his conversion. One source said that a relative who belonged to al Shabaab had told Adan’s mother that he suspected her son was a Christian.

“This incident is making other converts live in extreme fear, as the militants....

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Hank Williams Jr. To Run For U.S.Senate

It was reported recently that country music singer Hank Williams Jr. plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee in 2012 -- the next time a Senate seat is up in the state. An intriguing notion to say the least, but no announcement has been made yet, according to Williams's publicist.

When reached for comment by RealClearPolitics, a spokesman for Williams's publicist, Kirt Webster, said Williams "has talked about it, but no announcement has been made."

Should he run, Williams would likely need to mount a primary challenge to Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who defeated Democrat Harold Ford Jr. for the open seat in 2006. Williams was an active campaigner for the Republican ticket this year, appearing with both John McCain and Sarah Palin in the months leading up to the presidential election. He even wrote a reworked version of his hit tune, "Family Tradition," that he performed at campaign events.

The phenomenal success and insularity of South Asians flooding the American financial sector

The trial of hedge-fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam has riveted the financial world and shined a light on the phenomenal success and insularity of the Indians, Pakistanis, Bengalis, and Sri Lankans flooding the American financial sector, writes Gary Weiss.

Following every financial collapse, a cast of Wall Street bad guys invariably parades through the dock, from Depression-era thief Richard Whitney to junk-bond king Michael Milken to Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff—media-saturated jaunts down the Via Dolorosa calculated to reassure the public that the financial markets are being policed, even though they’re not. This week, it’s the somber, bespectacled, self-made billionaire Raj Rajaratnam on display, as the biggest insider trading trial in decades heads to the jury............

White House excludes border governors from immigration meeting

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was there. So was Al Sharpton and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Not on the invitation list? Any active governor from any border state. Which is odd since the meeting held yesterday at the White House was titled: President’s Meeting with Stakeholders on Fixing the Broken Immigration System.....

Russia’s “Spineless” Army

Paper Sergeants!

A critical test for the reform of the Russian armed forces is whether and to what extent a new generation of professional non-commissioned officers (NCOs) can be formed. Marshal Zhukov once stated, “I and the NCOs run the Army.” Yet, the NCO cadre has effectively ceased to exist in Russia, and the latest efforts to address this crucial issue have been encased in another experiment.

It appeared that the defense ministry was serious about reforming the NCO cadre, and despite early setbacks in 2009 a prestigious 34 month course was opened in Ryazan in December 2009 to train professional NCOs for the Ground Forces, Airborne Forces (Vozdushno Desantnye Voyska –VDV) and a variety of military specialties. Failure to secure enough cadets for the course, or address how to develop the Ryazan model to produce sufficient numbers of NCOs for the armed forces signaled deeper problems. On April 6, 2011, Krasnaya Zvezda reported on a visit by President Dmitry Medvedev and Defense Minister Anatoliy Serdyukov, to the VDV 45th Guards Spetsnaz Regiment in Kubinka, west of Moscow. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technician asked his commander-in-chief about the career structure for contract NCOs. Medvedev speculated that an NCO might progress to become an officer: Serdyukov was promptly told to examine it (Krasnaya Zvezda, April 6).

Much of the official reporting on the progress of the Ryazan NCO experiment has been positive, emphasizing pay and conditions, with cadets paid 21,000 rubles monthly ($746.57) –provided their grades are “excellent,” while others receive 16,000 rubles ($568.81). Consistent with plans to increase pay and allowances throughout the armed forces in 2012, professional NCOs will be paid up to 34,000 rubles monthly ($1,208.73). Krasnaya Zvezda stresses that two categories of cadet enter the professional NCO course in Ryazan: those who have completed conscript service and no older than 24, and contract personnel aged up to 30. The Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, Colonel-General Alexander Postnikov remains broadly supportive of the course and its aims, though he has called for professional NCOs to be trained in ten month courses (Krasnaya Zvezda, February 26; Interfax, March 15).

Highlighting the crucial nature of the issue, Colonel (retired) Vitaly Shlykov sharply criticized current plans to form a new NCO cadre. In Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, Shlykov’s indictment of the defense ministry appeared in the second of a three-part series titled: “Beskhrebetnaya Armiya” (Spineless Army). Arguing that for more than fifty years the US systematically worked on developing the world’s finest NCO corps, while Russia meandered in the opposite direction, Shlykov dismissed the Ryazan experiment as a mere.....

China Cuts Off Oil Exports

As if a dollar in freefall was not enough, surging oil is about to hit the turbo boost, decimating what is left of the US (and global) consumer. Xinhua, via Energy Daily, brings this stunner: " Chinese oil giant Sinopec has stopped exporting oil products to maintain domestic supplies amid disruption concerns caused by Middle East unrest and Japan's earthquake, a report said Wednesday. The state-run Xinhua news agency did not say how long the suspension would last but it reported that the firm had said it also would take steps to step up output "to maintain domestic market supplies of refined oil products". Oh but don't worry, those good Saudi folks are seeing a massive drop in demand... for their Kool aid perhaps. "Sinopec would ensure supplies met the "basic needs" of the southern Chinese special regions of Hong Kong and Macao, but they also should expect an unspecified drop in supply, Xinhua quoted an unnamed company official as saying." Now... does anyone remember the 1970s?

The report said Sinopec has raised output of refined oil products this year, with its first-quarter production reaching 31.55 million tonnes, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same period last year.

Sinopec last month said its 2010 net profit rose nearly 14 percent on higher oil prices and strong domestic demand for refined oil and chemical products.

It reported a net profit of 71.8 billion yuan ($11 billion).

The Beijing-based company attributed the result to China's rapid economic growth, robust oil demand and "the increase in the price of crude oil, oil products and petrochemical products."

It had said at the time that it would continue to "expand markets" in China and overseas this year, while intensifying its exploration efforts in the country's western regions.

Oil prices have surged on supply concerns as governments in the oil-rich Middle East and North Africa are hit by popular uprisings, while the Japan quake and resulting nuclear crisis led the country to seek other forms of energy other than atomic.

And another perspective on how China just gave Geithner and his inflation exporting dreams the biggest, baddest middle finger, from Global Times:

China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), Asia's largest oil refiner by capacity, said Tuesday it had halted refined oil exports, except those to Hong Kong and Macao, in order to bolster domestic supply. Analysts said the move would help prepare for a possible domestic fuel shortage later this year.

Due to the turmoil in the Middle East and the earthquake in Japan, Sinopec is facing pressure just to meet demand at home, the company said.

The company will keep its refineries running at full capacity, but will cut petrochemical production and reduce the workload at its chemical plant installations to boost the domestic supply of refined oil, it said. It plans to produce 10.54 million tons of refined oil products in April.

The company did not say how much refined oil it would hold back from the international market.

"With the weather getting warmer, more cars hitting the road and increased demand from the construction, industrial and logistic sectors, the consumption of refined oil is expected to surge in April," said Wang Shunzeng, secretary-general of Beijing Petrol Circulation Industry Association.

Meanwhile, due to inflation and the rising price of crude oil, many private refineries have reduced production, making it necessary for State refiners to step in to fill the gap, analysts said.

China's refined oil inventories fell last month after hitting record highs at the end of February, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said Tuesday.

The country's apparent refined oil use in March reached a record high of 21.73 million tons, the NDRC said.

"The inventory of refined oil is actually still at the normal level. Sinopec's move suggested that it is making early preparations for peak demand in summer and a possible fuel shortage later this year," Zhong Jian, chief analyst with C1 Energy, told the Global Times.

The country had a shortage of fuels last year, especially a diesel shortfall in the fourth quarter when electricity cuts due to power rationing caused factories to use backup diesel generators to provide power, thus pushing up diesel demand.

Zhong said that China's crude oil processing capability would rise by 17 million tons this year, but this figure is lower than for the two previous years. He also said there would be a 4-million-ton shortage of diesel oil this year

Translation: Shit just got real, and is about to manifest itself in limit ups in both regular, and black gold.