Saturday, November 23, 2013



DUPO, IL - Fourth graders in Dupo Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that's raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school's Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen:
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The book - brought to the attention this week of those on the "Moms Against Duncan - MAD" Facebook page, goes on to say white Americans were hesitant to vote for a black president, and that Obama pushed the race issue to bring the nation together.
"But some people said Americans weren't ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president. Other angry voices were raised. Barack's former pastor called the country a failure. God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens, he said."
The Bluffview Elementary students were told the book's content would be tested for grades. That brought outrage among parents just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, one of the "MAD" moms reported.
BooksThis biography of America's 44th president, entitled "Barack Obama," is written by Jane Sutcliffe and published by Lerner. The book is part of Scholastic's "Reading Counts" program acceptable to the controversial Common Core curriculum standards. 
An online sampling to "Barack Obama" is available HERE.
As to the "Moms Against Duncan" (MAD), which formed on Facebook to pushback on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's recent comment about "white suburban moms" and their resistance to the national Common Core curriculum standards, here's what one of the MAD moms wrote this week about Duncan and Common Core:
"Duncan's foot-in-mouth-disease comes from the fact that he doesn't understand that this is no longer a political thing. This is about our children. As a teacher who left the classroom because of Common Core and the abuse of our children, I can promise it has nothing to do with color, or sex, or education level, or income, or political party. As a Democrat myself I will be voting all over party lines in November. If you support Common Core….we will show you the door. There are a lot of Dems who have signed onto Harkins bill, which will effectively remove all local boards of education, and they need to watch their re-election bids carefully.
"As the co-founder of MAD (Moms Against Duncan) we are linking groups of parents all over this country together. Our ultimate goal is a 10% standardized test opt out rate in every school K-8. We will corrupt the data so it is useless. No school scores, no teacher scores, no student scores. No databases, no prison planning data, no economic development data. Pearson, Gates and Duncan can kiss our multicolored backsides. Our children are NOT data. We want all this wasted money back in the hands of our teachers.
"If Arne Duncan thinks he can take a poop on someone's yard and apologize by saying "it would have looked better if I'd been over a few feet" he is sadly mistaken. We are America's MOMS (and Dads) and WE ARE MAD!!!"
Illinois Review has reached out to the school's 4th grade teachers as to whether parents have complained to them about the book.

USPS ad for ‘holiday stamps’ omits Christmas — includes Kwanzaa, Hanukkah


Where’s Christmas? As one social media commentator rapidly noticed, a recent U.S. Postal Service advertisement to sell “holiday stamps” curiously omitted a Christmas or Christian-themed message, yet included portrayals of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

The ad reported by The Blaze contained the text: “Don’t forget your holiday stamps. You’ll find them at your nearest post office or on eBay.” And below the text were pictures of three stamps: One showed a candle holder with nine lighted candles, emblazoned with the word “Hanukkah.” Another showed an colorful symbol over an open book, above the block-type word “Kwanzaa.”

And the third, in the middle, showed — a gingerbread house.

Twitter reflected the outrage of at least one eagle-eyed writer.

The poster @RennaW said: “Don’t forget those three American holidays: HanukkahKwanzaa, and … gingerbread house.” The same poster followed with another comment: “What happened to Christmas?” And a couple more, from the same poster: “Oh yeah, because Christians celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House, seriously? This is awful” and “I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very merry Gingerbread House.”

A postal office worker jumped into the Twitter fray to explain, The Blaze reported: “The holiday stamp collection varies each year. We do have the Holy Family, Virgin & Child, Santa & Poinsettia stamps.”

Source: Washington Times

Driver Arrested in Ohio for Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing


Norman Gurley, 30, is facing drug-related charges in Lorain County, Ohio, despite the fact that state troopers did not actually find any drugs in his possession.
Ohio passed a law in 2012 making it a felony to alter a vehicle to add a secret compartment with the “intent” of using it to conceal drugs for trafficking.
Gurley is the first actual person arrested under the law. WKYC in Northeast Ohio covered the arrest, with no notable journalistic skepticism whatsoever:
They pulled over the driver for speeding, but then troopers noticed several wires running to the back of the car.
Those wires then led them directly to a hidden compartment.
Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday state troopers made the arrest under the law, which is meant to combat criminals who modify the inside of their car, allowing them to store drugs or weapons inside secret compartments, which can often only be accessed electronically.
They just noticed some wires, did they? Just while in the process of handing Gurley a speeding ticket, they noticed the wires?
They did not, however, find any drugs, which means they’re arresting Gurley for the crime of an empty space:
Troopers arrested 30-year-old Norman Gurley, who didn't even have any drugs on him, but it didn't matter, because in Ohio, just driving a "trap" car is now a felony.
"Without the hidden compartment law, we would not have had any charges on the suspect," says Combs.
But because of this law, one more "trap car" is now off Northeast Ohio roads.
"We apparently caught them between runs, so to speak, so this takes away one tool they have in their illegal trade. The law does help us and is on our side," says Combs.
Combs’ claim is not challenged by the news station at all.
The law says it’s only a crime if the hidden compartment is added with the “intent” to conceal drugs, but it also outlaws anybody who has been convicted of felony aggravated drug trafficking laws from operating any vehicle with hidden compartments. The ACLU of Ohio warned against the new legislation:
The ACLU of Ohio believes SB 305 is an unnecessary and unproductive expansion of law. Drug trafficking is already prohibited under Ohio law, so there is no use for shifting the focus to the container. Further by focusing on the container itself, this bill criminalizes a person with prior felony drug trafficking convictions simply for driving a car with a hidden compartment, regardless of whether or not drugs or even drug residue are present.
Given this is the first arrest, you have to wonder how the courts might view a law making it a felony to alter a person's own property for reasons that have nothing to do with actual public safety. Maybe we'll see.
As for the car itself, the Institute for Justice’s 2010 “Policing for Profit” reportcalculated that law enforcement officials in the state have collected more than $80 million in shared proceeds from asset forfeiture funds. Oh, and the hidden compartment law exempts vehicles being operated by law enforcement officers, so if state troopers can come up with an excuse to use the ride they just grabbed, they may be able to keep it for themselves.
(Hat tip to Reason commenter Warty)

Saving Our Republic


I have been to the jungles so thick with hard woods and vines our machetes became nicked from trying to cut it through. Tolerating swarms of mosquitoes, wading through putrid swamp waters as poisonous snakes swam by. Sleeping in humid jungle so thick that even in daylight the light was colored dark green; the night so dark and ominous with every creature found in nightmares coming out to feed. The humidity like a smothering blanket that quickly turned steel to rust.

I have suffered the heat of the great deserts of Arabia, where at night the temperature would drop drastically making it bitter cold. Sandstorms that clog machinery and blast the skin until it burns, visibility even with goggles almost zero.

I have trained to fight in mountains and northern climates where winter is extreme and the snow so deep that snowshoes and skis were the only way to traverse the cold and bitter terrain; at night sleeping in a warm arctic tent to be awoken to serve watch in subzero temperatures that make the mind numb and the breath frozen.

I have trained and fought in streets of urban development where an enemy may hide to ambush, making it as dangerous as any thick jungle.

I have traversed around and sometimes through rice paddies, meant to grow staple food that feed the people, and witnessed simple people who just want to live life in peace see their land and homes destroyed by friend and foe alike.

I have witnessed starving children crying and people wounded in body and soul wondering when the suffering will end.

In the final analysis, no matter who starts it, war is ugly and wasteful – and most often senseless.

Young Americans have joined the military, some drafted by order of the government, during the last seven decades to fight in foreign places for other people who in the end never, for the most part, appreciate the sacrifice of American military personnel in the name of stopping tyranny and oppression. Those wars after World War II were fought to prevent tyranny that could spread and cause another Pearl Harbor; but on September 11th, 2001 it happened again. It was a declaration of war that Americans never fought before against an enemy who wear no specific uniform, and like the Imperial Japanese soldier, gladly die in order to win favor in the afterlife- all in the name of a God that is universal with different names in over 80 languages and dialects and does not separate humanity by region, race or politics.

The United States of America began with war, a conflict to gain independence because options had run out and patience with it. It was a war against tyranny, and an unwritten code was formed that culminated into future promises to other people of other nations that We the People, American citizens, would send our youth to fight tyranny, allied troops fighting for freedom of all.

We can no longer afford economically as other nation's peace keepers; nor should we ask our soldiers to fight in other nation's wars unless that war is declared constitutionally by the United States Congress. Our record of foreign affairs has not fared well in ending for the reasons our government involved our soldiers from the beginning. We should remember what Ronald Reagan said about strength in defense helps keep peace and deters tyrants.

The United Nations has forgotten who initiated its founding and why it was created. Its record shows little good results to the point that if it was a private enterprise, it would have been dissolved. The goal of its committees is to form a world government, something that has been called the New World Order; but would not be formed by wisdom and lessons learned in history the founders of the United States had accomplished.

While we send our troops to fight in foreign lands, the enemy enters our homeland, not to assimilate, but to subvert; while Americans and those we elect to operate our government avert their attention elsewhere, and through naivety, treachery, and political blindness allow the United States to be literally invaded – adding to the corruption of a society that has chosen to corrupt itself.

I do not regret the long period of time I served in the US military, but I do condemn our government from not learning from past mistakes. It is insanity, said Albert Einstein, to continue on the same path and expect different results.

I detest war and would seek any means except capitulation to tyranny to prevent it; and readily train for it in case it should come – all the while praying that training would not be applied.

How can the people of any nation think they can remain strong from enemies from without when they ignore the enemies from within, setting aside the principled values, moral and civic, that made our nation so great from the beginning?

How can people of any nation think that a divided nation can stand?

How can people of any nation think that without the benefit of a family nucleus raising children with virtues and the international agreement of the Golden Rule that their nation can remain civilized and strong?

Common sense was the key factor that bound the strength for the foundation of the United States, and what people can think that without it there can be a strong nation?

We have allowed those who operate our government form factions that have created educational institutions that do not inspire freedom of choice, teach that truth can only be revealed by those that govern us, and truth is not allowed if it offends others who believe that government can run their lives better than they can themselves.

It is said that the value of something is not realized until it is lost, and in most cases, the loss can never be recovered. Such is the story of the rights and liberties established by the wise men we call the founders and written clearly on parchment in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States and its amendments; the first ten amendments being called the Bill of Rights. The founders knew that democracy in its purest form is merely the rule of men and the mob, while a republic with a strong constitution can withstand the sands of time if it is not polluted and diluted by those elected by the People.

All of this is lost to a generation and the words of Ronald Reagan who had faith in the people of the United States, ring ever so true in these troubling times – freedom is only one generation away from being lost.

After all, the tyrants know that if lies are big enough and told often enough they become believed; and so the generation who cannot dwell or comprehend lost liberties if they are not aware of or never experienced them. Loss of freedom is not always lost because of revolution or coups; because tyrants know that the loss is more binding if the populace loses it slowly – always in the declaration to be beneficial to the People.

If I was young enough to be called to war undeclared by Congress and based upon corrupted foreign affairs today, I would have to refuse – not out of fear, but of principle and the rule of law. And I would ask fellow citizens to do the same, because if the United States is to truly help other nations, it must first take care of itself.

Another revolution is called for, but this time it must be fought with the voice of the People and determination to adhere to the oaths to preserve and protect the rule of law – the Constitution of the United States. That is worth fighting for. It can only be attained by a united people, not divided by skin pigmentation, political correctness, or the mechanization of socialists and communists or people who naively accept collectivism over individualism.
It would be a loss not just to the American people, but to the world, if we allow our constitutional republic that became so successful in such a short period of a long history of civilization to fall into the dusty bin of history.

The “ME” generation does not understand what JFK meant when he said ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Your country is not the government, an instrument to be wielded By the People; but it is the People – a people united under one flag representing the people and one language having the same principles that makes a great civilization.

Think about it.



 Calabasas ACT for America

NOTE: This is a very valuable document because it shows us the intentions and plans of the Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim Brotherhood organization in our midst. Their purpose is to push America to become Islamic and part of the worldwide Islamic empire, the Caliphate. They oppose assimilation of Moslems into American life, and they oppose the American Constitution. Here are a few excerpts:

Secret Israeli document to White House shows how US strategy shortens route to Iranian nuclear weapon


DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Nov 15, 2013, 9:35 AM (IDT)

Thursday, Nov. 14, Israel sent the White House a confidential document outlining blow by blow how and when Iran will attain a nuclear weapon if the Obama-Kerry strategy for dealing with the issue goes through. The document was addressed to the National Security Council headed by Susan Rice, which DEBKAfile reports takes issue with State Department policies on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  The Israeli document illustrates in technical detail how the American proposal will shorten Iran’s route to breakout for a nuclear weapon, instead of delaying it.




Posted by Reliapundit @ The Astute Bloggers

Infowars Nightly News for Friday, November 22, 2013 (Full Show)

Published on Nov 22, 2013

Friday: The Nightly News. On The 50th Anniversary Of JFK's Death, Dallas Authorities Assualt 1st Amendment Protestors Caught On Live Streaming Video:

On The November 22, 2013 Broadcast Of The Infowars Nightly News, Gigi Ernetta Hosts. News Covered: Dallas Sheriff's Deputies Assault Free Speech Activists, Punch Alex Jones. ALEX MARCHES TO THE JFK MEMORIAL. The Video That Proves a Conspiracy to Kill JFK? Initial Police Response In Sandy Hook Shooting Scrutinized. The Town FEMA Turned Down. EPA power grab? Pols, states claim new water reg could bring feds into your backyard.

Mugged In Washington: Democrat Congresswoman becomes a statistic of anti-gun environment they created for the rest of us


New York Democratic Congresswoman mugged in Washington

Congresswoman Grace Meng, a freshman Democrat representing the New York City borough of Queens, was hit in the head and robbed in Washington but was not seriously injured and is back to work.

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Jury finds former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum guilty of second-degree murder


Mangum found guilty of second-degree murder

A Durham jury found former Duke Lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum guilty of second-degree murder Friday.

» Click here to watch the verdict announced «

Mangum stabbed boyfriend Reginald Daye with a kitchen knife during an argument in April 2011. Daye died at the hospital 10 days later from complications related to the stabbing.

The jury got the case Thursday afternoon. It had to choose between first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or not guilty.  It found Mangum not guilty of theft charges related to the case.

At the sentencing hearing, Daye's family asked Judge Paul Ridgeway for the maximum sentence, saying he was loved and didn't deserve what happened to him.

Ridgeway immediately sentenced Mangum to serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.

During the trial, Mangum and her lawyers had tried to argue she was afraid for her life and stabbed Daye in self defense. In his closing argument, defense attorney Daniel Meier told the jury that before the stabbing, Daye had Mangum on the floor choking her.

"He was bigger than her. He was on top of her. He was choking her. [She gave him a] single stab wound to the flank," said Meier.

But in her closing argument, Assistant District Attorney Charlene Franks said Mangum deliberately attacked Daye and characterized her as a serial abuser with a history of physical violence towards boyfriends - including a domestic violence arrest involving another man in 2010.

"The defendant was the abuser, the defendant is guilty of first-degree murder," said Franks.

Mangum testified in her own defense Wednesday. She told jurors Daye was angry with her because she had "disrespected" him by flirting with another man.

» Click here to watch Mangum's full testimony «

She said Daye hit her and knocked her to the floor. She said he told her he was going to make it so other men wouldn't want her by threatening to put hot water on her face. She said he went to the kitchen and returned with a knife that he threw at her.

Mangum said she locked herself in the bathroom, but Daye kicked down the door and grabbed her by the hair, before pulling her into the bedroom.

"He straddled me, hit me, and then he started choking me," she said. "I couldn't breathe. My head hurt real bad."

Mangum said she was afraid.

"I was just trying to survive and I felt like Reginald was trying to kill me," said Mangum.

Mangum previously made national headlines in 2006 when she accused a group of Duke University lacrosse players of sexually assaulting her while she worked as a stripper at a party. The accusations were later found to be false and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper dismissed all charges filed against the students.

Report: NSA also had the green light to spy on UK residents


NSA has unfettered access to metadata about UK residents' communications.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

High-level British government officials are now publicly questioning a newly revealed deal that allowed the National Security Agency to “unmask” incidental data captured by citizens of the United Kingdom.

Treating gun owners like criminals


The 1,800 or so criminals who have killed, robbed or assaulted innocent people in the District of Columbia so far this year were hauled into the police station to be fingerprinted, photographed and forced to undergo a criminal-background check. Now legal gun owners who have committed no crime are getting the exact same treatment. It's not fair.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Ex-CIA Operative: Military Thwarted Obama’s Plans To Nuke/EMP America This Fall!


Dr. Jim Garrow, the same one that reported the death of Andrew Breitbart  and Tom Clancy, came out as an ex CIA Agent recently. The same Jim Garrow that runs Pink Pagoda Girls that rescues young girls from death and abortion in China. He revealed in a November 18th Facebook message that among the top brass being purged, actually prevented President Obama from creating a series of  ”False Flag” events this fall. One of the incidents was to be nuclear, the other was make a calculated crippling of the infrastructure of our country.

On November 19th, the entire posts, reposts, and comments were totally scrubbed by social media networks.and outlets. That evening he appeared on Full Contact with Eric Rush.

You can see his scrubbed messages to Facebook here:
Three individuals have just saved 300 million lives in the past 2 weeks. They saved the 90% of the population that would be dead if Bathhouse Barry had not been stopped from using 3 nuclear devices against the American populace. 2 Army Generals and 1 Navy Admiral, whose duties included the safeguarding and oversight of the nuclear arsenal. Obama ordered that 3 nukes be transported in a major breach of protocol and safety regulations of long standing. He wanted it NOW, and these officers were made aware of what the intention was. The admiral had the one Navy nuke taken 200 miles off South Carolina and detonated deep in the ocean. The other 2 nukes disappeared thanks to the handiwork of the 2 Generals, the numbers 1 and 2 men in charge of the Army ordinance. These three men are heroes of the highest order. Look up the events of 2 Generals and 1 Admiral being dismissed in the past two weeks and you will find their names. They saved your lives and the lives of 300 million of your fellow citizens.
Mr. Obama’s intention was to set off the three nukes to devastate all computer related systems on the continent thus taking America back 200 years and guaranteeing a total breakdown in society and with in one year the death of 300 million Americans. To see how this would be possible read, “One Second After”. You can get it on Amazon.
We peered over the edge of the precipice of the death of our civilization and have lived to tell the tale. 3 heroes stood tall for America and the mad man in the white house was stopped for the first time in his life. He is unsure of what to do just now and he does not possess the keys to the nuclear submarines nor the two nukes that are now hidden. For the first time in his life someone said no, meant it, and stopped him from murder and devastation. The next few days are critical. Be afraid and go to prepper sites to find out how to save your family, if you can. – Dr. Jim Garrow, Nov. 18, 2013

In the condominium complex in Casa Grande, Arizona, where I have a unit, a visit was made yesterday by a group of 4 men in a black Suburban with lots of antenna’s on the roof. The management of our large group of condo’s was asked to open the door of my unit. The badges were a combination of many different alphabet agencies including my former one. Interesting because after I posted about EMP’s and missing nukes my phone rang late in the evening and I was requested to cease and desist. My posts have been removed. I am not however repentant, nor cowed. If anything like this happens again I have instructed people to begin the release of documents and information as per prepared plans in the hands of these people. Obama is known for overplaying his hand, and now should be known far and wide as a dangerous amateur. He may have gotten Breitbart, Hastings and Clancy, but they were just writers. I hope that he enjoys the protests today in DC.  – Dr. Jim Garrow, Nov. 19, 2013
A quick search on the internet latter and you can indeed find three Military Men that dealt in Nuclear Arms dismissed in October. Major General Michael Carey and Vice Admiral Tim Giardina (fired amidst rumors of misbehavior involving alcohol and gambling) were both released, then a third one from the Pacific that never made it home. There was also a sizable earth quake off the coast of South Carolina that Russia Claims was an underwater explosion of an American Thermal Nuclear Device.
We, as a nation, are totally in these men’s debt!

How bad has Obama's Foreign Policy really gotten?



On a state visit to Moscow Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to assert himself over U.S. President Barack Obama as the main peacekeeper in the Iranian nuclear negotiations, just as Putin did over the chemical weapons in Syriaaccording to a report on Thursday in Russia’s Kommersant that cited unnamed diplomatic sources.


A Bitchslap From the Left?!?


Tax breaks for Hollywood should be scaled back, says report prepared for Cuomo tax commission

'Capital' reporters got ahold of an unpublished tax report that says New York is writing tax credit refund checks to film and television studios that far exceed the amount of taxes they owe the state.

The report, prepared for a tax reform commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, suggests the program should be scaled back.

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Gov’t Documents Show Obama’s Plan To Bankrupt America With Never Ending War (VIDEO)


While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key U.S.-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.

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Accountability Update: Democratic Syracuse Allowing Juvenile Sex Offenders to Skate Freely to Trial


3 boys charged in sexual assault of student in middle school bathroom

All three boys charged were issued juvenile appearance tickets and released to guardians. 

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FoxDC Article Fails to Mention Pols as Potential Targets


Could "Knockout Game" be spreading to DC? 
One can only hope...

The public is being urged to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious people and behavior to police

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Voting Democrat Proves Costly for Cali Sheeple


California Exchange Rejects Extention of Obamacare-canceled Plans

"Several million people stand to have their individual health insurance canceled at some point in 2014 because their plans do not comply with new requirements, such as coverage for mental health treatment and maternity care."

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Question Time: the NHS Is still in Chaos


Question Time presenter David Dimbleby

Have you seen Question Time on BBC1 tonight? Among the panelists was Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

They talked about the NHS (National Health Service), welfare, pensions, youth unemployment, housing crisis. If you haven’t seen it you can watch it on BBC iPlayer online.

Interesting points have been:
  • the idea of forcing owners to sell or develop property on unused land seems popular (although some people would probably forcibly impose developing, which seems to me communist-style; the idea of a tax on unused land or brownfield sites to make owners sell or develop is better).
  • the average age of people buying a property these days is 38 years (apparently higher than in the past), which many find too high. I disagree: probably the average age was too low before. It’s not necessary for everyone to own a house, as it’s not necessary for everyone to go to university: these are wrong ideas of equality and set the wrong targets to achieve for many people.
  • nothing very interesting was said about the NHS, reflecting the fact that they haven’t got a clue about how to solve its problems. However, despite what I had read about the drop in number of nurses, an audience member said that their number is probably the same, only their job names have changed from “sister” to “manager”. Another attendee correctly observed that hospitals in the news like the Mid-Staffordshire hospitals - where, in the 3 years from 2005 to 2008, between 400 and 1,200 more patients died than would have been expected - have neglected their patients because they were more worried about meeting government targets than about sick people in their care. This is true, and confirms my idea that it is not the function and within the nature of the state to manage the health care of a country.
  • nobody obviously mentioned immigration. The term was pronounced once by a woman who was discussing a different subject and didn’t actually talk about immigration at all, but using the “i” word once was enough for the audience to boo her.
  • about youth unemployment, an elderly gentleman made the observation that he bought his first property at 33, and he could do so because he was prepared to move to where the jobs were. I believe that his point is valid, the welfare state has made unemployed people unwilling to move with the jobs.
  • the government’s proposals of making people below 25 not eligible for benefits were covered, obviously dislike by the Lefties and the young in both panel and audience. There was also talk of removal of certain entitlements like free bus passes from pensioners.

Photo by eye dropper (Creative Commons CC BY-ND 2.0).

West Virginia rejects one year delay for meeting ACA requirements


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is joining more than half a dozen states, so far, in rejecting President Barack Obama’s proposal which allows health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act for one more year.

Obamacare insurance cancellations in Alabama: Who got left holding the hot potato?


Last week, President Obama's announcement offering to allow one-year extensions on health insurance policies that don't meet Affordable Care Act standards was a political volley in the face of relentless pressure, some observed.

Health insurers "may choose" to continue coverage that would otherwise be terminated, a letter to state insurance commissioners declared.

Your serve insurers.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dozens of leading news organizations are protesting to the White House against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as little more than "government propaganda."

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Tea Party group must disclose donors. Obama donors, not so much


Washington, D.C. - The Federal Election Commission on Thursday denied the request of a prominent Tea Party organization that argued it should not have to disclose its political donors because they might face harassment from the government or the public.

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"A Guy From The Neighborhood" Bill Ayers Reveals He Is Author Of “Dreams From My Father” in Latest Book


Bill Ayers Reportedly Reveals He Is Author Of “Dreams From My Father” in Latest Book

What is Socialism?


To understand the roots of socialism, let's journey into the mind and soul of a quivering little boy hiding in a big boy suit. His jacket and tie mask a brooding fear of failure and a yearning for validation that all is wrong with the world, while they also drive his own self-righteous laziness. He believes in socialism, yes, because the socialist within raises his mistakes into afflictions, his afflictions into simple bad luck. Bad luck happens to everyone, he reasons, and to that end, he's right.

His inner-socialist cares deeply about material comforts, paying close attention to what and how much "stuff" is possessed by those with more than he has while paying scant little attention to the same among those with less. He knows as a matter of course that those with more have too much, that those with less have too little, and that while he's in neither group himself, he sides with the latter and "fights" for vagaries like "equality" and "social justice" because those terms surface often on the Web sites he visits.

He knows little of anyone's individual plight, nor does he care -- as his laziness supersedes his curiosity. Conversely he knows little of how those with wealth acquired it, nor does he care. Instead of taking the time to learn how divergent paths led different folks to different outcomes he focuses only on the apparent unfairness seen in a momentary snapshot of people's lives.

To overcome his own insecurities and deficiencies he has convinced himself that right and wrong are relative to the goals at hand, that most people are incapable of crafting a suitable life for themselves and their families, and that smarter people, if given the power and position, can manage the lives of everyone else with greater wisdom and care while ensuring fairness and justice throughout society. He believes most people desire this type of civilization -- and anyone who does not simply opposes fairness and justice.

But will this man-child fight for this belief system? No -- as he lacks the drive and courage for such rowdiness and commotion. He instead latches onto the political process and uses candidates and campaigns to convert government into that body of wise men he so wishes were running things. These candidates cater directly to him and voters like him, promising to use the force of law to craft a safe society for all -- where those too scared, too lazy, or too uninterested in burning their own individual paths through life are not required (or permitted) to do so: the government will set everything up for everyone.

This man-child socialist will always defer to his "government parents" then in all matters because he trusts them. He considers them a better class of people, people who don't share the incompetency and weaknesses he assigns to himself and his neighbors. The government will figure everything out because it knows best, and where it must impede on individual liberties, confiscate property, or use force in some cases to bring about the societal reforms envisioned, that is tolerable and should never be questioned. Even when he finds that government leaders have become far wealthier and more powerful than the very people he so disdained before, he ignores this fact -- or excuses it -- even as his individual liberties are trampled ("I'm not doing anything wrong"), even as his property is confiscated ("I'll pay higher taxes to help people"), even when they apply force against him ("The police are just doing their jobs").

Until he receives his health insurance cancellation notice in the mail.

Marc Gindin @ Seedless Wry