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John R. Houk
© November 22, 2013
Prior to President Barack Hussein Obama’s election in 2008 and about a couple of years afterwards I was a supporter of the Birther Movement. Birthers have been out of the news lately so if you have forgotten or are unaware what the Birthers stand for it goes something like this:
Birthers believe President Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya thus disqualifying him from eligibility for the Office of President of the United States. Further Birthers believe Obama’s Hawaii Birth Certificate is a forgery created by extreme Leftists to allow Obama to be a kind of Manchurian Candidate representing interests counter to the U.S. Constitution.
My evolution as a Birther went from stalwart believer, to believer but the power of the Office of POTUS would never allow a successful exposé, to abandoning the Birther Movement because I do believe Obama was born in Hawaii all the way to the present where there is a big “BUT” about birth issues. That big “BUT” runs something like this:
President Barack Hussein Obama was indeed born in Hawaii; however his mother married a Muslim Indonesian and immigrated with him to Indonesia along with her son “Barry”. Somewhere along this line of moving from the USA to Indonesia Obama became Barry Soetoro with his stepfather’s last name. He was registered as a Muslim in an elementary school in Indonesia. At some point he came back to the USA to live with his grandparents on his mother’s back in Hawaii. Now it is in Obama’s immigration status where his eligibility for POTUS may get sketchy.
Obama’s stepfather Lolo Soetoro registered Barry into Fransiscus Assisi School at Jakarta, Indonesia. Barry went from the Catholic school to the prestigious Besuki Public School. The Besuki School was once called Carpentier Alting Stichting Nassau School founded by the Dutch for Dutch colonialists in Indonesia. In 1962 the Dutch school was taken over by the Indonesian government. The Indonesian government transformed the renamed Besuki School in a prestigious school catering to Indonesian elites. By the time Barry transferred to Besuki his stepfather Lolo Soetoro had an influential government job, thus enabling Barry to attend. It is at the Besuki School that a guessing game emerges about our current POTUS.
A Blaze investigative journalist team led by Charles C. Johnson speculates that Barry could not have attended the Besuki School unless he was an official Indonesian citizen probably by virtue of stepfather Lolo adopting him. Of course Indonesian citizenship in and of itself would not have meant that Barry surrendered his American citizenship because he was not of the age of majority to make such a decision. So obviously the Birther issue is not an election issue for President Barack Hussein Obama.
(Stanley) Ann Dunham sent Barry and his half-sister Maya (fathered by Lolo – born in Indonesia) back to Hawaii to be educated in Hawaii. As Barry Soetoro Obama citizenship was declared as Indonesian even though it does stipulate he was born in Hawaii. Obama graduates from a private school in Hawaii called Punahou School. Obama attended Punahou School from 1971 (5th Grade) through to graduation in 1979. Relatively recently a fellow High School level student – Mia Marie Pope – claims Obama at the very least implied he was a foreign student of sketchy character that she guessed was a homosexual in man/boy relationships with old white men. BUT Obama supporters point out Ms. Pope might be trying to exploit the past by smearing Obama because there are other credible former classmates that provide a glowing picture of Obama’s character. Just like the impotence of Birther claims about Obama, Ms. Pope’s claim will do nothing to Obama’s present status as POTUS except perhaps to establish that which many Americans are already discovering (Huge scandal list); viz., that Obama lies to further his personal plans.
The thing that is sketchy is that Maya Soetoro retained her last name (until marriage) but what about Barry Soetoro? When did Barry the Indonesian become Barack Obama the Natural Born Citizen of America? Barry came to the USA/Hawaii to begin school at the 5th grade level at a prestigious private school. Obama supporters might ask, “Who cares when Soetoro became Obama when Obama was born on American soil in Hawaii?” AGAIN, this is where the Birther issue is a dead issue. The issue is: How was Obama perceived as a citizen while attending school – elementary, secondary and college – in America? Did Obama receive an education based on being a foreign subsidized student from nation of Indonesia?
I can understand Obama’s school records in Indonesia are not complete. After all in the 1960s and 1970s Indonesia was basically a Third World nation, just beginning to operate as an independent nation free of Dutch colonial rule. In America school records were not then nor now sketchy. AND YET, Obama has gone to great lengths to keep those school records from America away from the public weal. Especially in the case of college, did Obama attend Occidental and Columbia and perhaps Harvard as a foreign exchange student receiving foreign discounts academically?
AGAIN, Obama supporters should ask, “What does it matter if Barack Obama the Natural Born Citizen received foreign benefits to attend American colleges? After all Obama was still born on American soil, right?”
AND AGAIN, I stipulate Obama’s birth is NOT the issue! The issue is did Obama defraud colleges with a foreign status that might have included taxpayer money to attain his academic credentials? Fraud would be illegal, right? And if Obama committed fraud, how in the world did such a history escape the notice of law enforcement or Presidential vetting? Let’s say there was nothing illegal in the process (frankly I just don’t know), shouldn’t
American voters have been privy that Obama lied somewhere along his career line on his way to the Office of POTUS in 2008 AND AGAIN in 2012?
In the meantime Barack Obama has been using the power of the POTUS to keep an eye on his critics and detractors. Of course Obama is not fond of the Birthers. The Birthers may be wrong at pushing the – where was he born? – agenda, but the intrusive demand of Birthers to examine documents and records that will taint Obama’s reputation as an egomaniac Marxist liar (Andrew McCarthy on Obama lying) has been something Obama has prevented from the public eye (SA HERE).
One such Birther big dog is Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse. Arpaio has been a thorn in Obama’s side by examining what documents are available. He is convinced the Obama Birth Certificate is a fraudulent forgery. The actual document in and of itself may indeed by a forgery; nonetheless there is plenty of evidence from other locations that Obama was born in Hawaii. BUT STILL Obama is a proven liar and his insistence to keep his school records and early documentation in the dark is nearly unprecedented among past U.S. Presidents. So how does President Barack Hussein Obama prevent Sheriff Arpaio from stumbling upon some actual smoking gun documentation that indisputably shows the President as a fraud and liar that may indeed include some prosecutable legal infractions? Use the power of the Executive Order and his sycophant Attorney General to harass the good Sheriff to keep him busy.
In a recent fund raising email Sheriff Arpaio lists how Obama has used his powers to keep the Sheriff busy. You can read that list because I am going to post that email to simply demonstrate how Obama abuses his power and authority as President of the United States. Whether you donate to Sheriff Arpaio’s plea for funding is totally up to you.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I’m Under Attack
By Joe Arpaio
Sent: 11/21/2013 11:32 AM
Sent From the Desk of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
I need your help.
Let me lay it out for you. I continue to be under attack by Barack Obama’s federal government.
Two years ago, the Obama Justice Department sued me for so-called “civil rights” violations which turned out to be purely politically motivated, based on the timing of their lawsuit. Filed just months before the election, it was a blatant attempt on their part to influence my re-election as Sheriff.
But I won with your support.
Then, just two months after I was re-elected after being targeted by the media and millions of dollars in outside special interest groups, a recall campaign was launched against me.
But I beat them with your support.
Then, in the middle of the recall effort a federal judge claimed that my office engaged in racial profiling while we were enforcing illegal immigration laws. My office was following the guidelines that were laid out to us by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Yet, I’m the one they pin the “racial profiling” label on.
That same judge has now ordered a “federal monitor” to oversee the actions of my office. This is an egregious attempt by the federal government to take over my office and keep me from doing the job I was elected to do.
Shortly after that judge’s ruling, another federal judge ruled that we can no longer detain illegal immigrants that pay a coyote, or professional smuggler, to sneak them across our borders! You see, Arizona passed a law years ago that made human smuggling a crime. Yet, in every other instance, paying someone to break the law for you means that you too are guilty of a crime. But now, a federal judge is saying local law enforcement has no power to detain these criminals.
Do you see a pattern here? The federal government is going out of their way to tie the hands of my office and my deputies to enforce the law – and take over the office of a constitutionally elected Sheriff! This is unacceptable and it is why we are appealing these rulings. We’ll go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to. This aggression will not stand.
But you know how pervasive and aggressive the federal government can be, especially under Barack Obama’s Justice Department.
Maricopa County in Arizona has been the gateway into the United States for illegal immigrants, human smuggling, drug-trafficking and illegal weapons for years now. But I’m the bad guy for trying to stop it?
That’s why I need your immediate support today. Will you stand with me by following this link and making an instant online contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more?
I am sure this is not the end of it. They’ll keep coming after me until I completely surrender. That’s not going to happen. I’m going to continue doing the job I was elected to do, and the job the people want me to do.
I’ve spent 50 years in law enforcement, including as a top official with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration around the world, and 21 years as Sheriff. I’m not about to back down to a bunch of political threats from a federal government that is simply out of control.
Between the federal government harassing me, radical activists protesting and burning me in effigy, and the numerous death threats against me and my family, it would be easy to surrender in this fight, retire from office and go away. But I won’t do that.
I’m going to keep fighting for what I know is right. I took an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution and I will keep that oath until my last breath.
But I need your help. You’ve been such a strong supporter that I must ask for your help again.
I have already filed the necessary paperwork to run for another term – much to the angst and consternation of my political opponents. They would just rather see me worn down and defeated but they have no idea how much more fight I have left in me.
But I cannot do it alone.
Will you please make a contribution to “Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio” today? Your help and support will give me the resources I need to stand and fight against these groups that wish to see me go away.
And, a new law was recently passed here in Arizona that raises the contribution limits for my campaign. Those new limits are now $5,000 per person, which covers the primary and general election cycles. I know that’s a lot, so any amount you can give today, $500, $250, $100, $50 or even $35, is greatly appreciated.
Please click here to make a contribution today. I would be forever grateful if you would continue supporting my efforts and send a signal to my political opponents that I’m not done fighting just yet!
Thank you for everything you have done. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona
P.S. Please don’t delete this email. It’s clear there is a pattern here that shows the federal government is coming after me. They don’t want me to expose their hypocrisy in enforcing illegal immigration laws and it doesn’t fit their political agenda. I’m up against the most powerful government in the world and I need your help today! Thank you.
P.P.S. We must get the word out about this. Please do me one more favor after making a contribution please forward this email to at least five of your friends or family members who share our values in upholding the Rule of Law! Again, I thank you for your support.
Presidential Liar and Abuse of Power
John R. Houk
© November 22, 2013
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I’m Under Attack
Paid for by Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio
ACT for America brings up some recent points of interesting pertaining to Benghazigate. You know, that which Obama claims is a phony scandal or should I say one of many phony scandals the President is attempting to persuade Americans are irrelevant.
[Here is a video that has nothing to do with the ACT for America email on Benghazigate, but since I am a Palin fan and she is speaking of Obama’s phony scandals, I couldn’t resist to include it.]
BENGHAZI: THE MORE WE HEAR, THE WORSE IT GETS
By Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations
Sent: 11/19/2013 1:54 PM
Sent from: ACT for America
The more time that passes since the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador, the more we hear troubling information about it.
For example, just last week the following concerning allegations came to light:
1. Months before the attack, American intelligence knew about a massive al-Qaeda rally during which there were calls for the murder of U.S. diplomats. Further, U.S. intelligence officials circulated not one, but THREE reports within the Departments of Defense, State and multiple intelligence agencies detailing these threats. Click HERE for an article providing more details.
2. The attackers knew the location of Ambassador Stevens’ safe room, beforehand. Click HERE for more details.
In addition, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA/22nd) recently sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner regarding his concerns about Benghazi. His letter included nine important questions that he feels deserve answers and we couldn’t agree more.
Further, in a recent interview with Chris Wallace, Rep. Nunes spoke about his concerns with “discrepancies” between statements of the survivors of the attack and the Administration.
Our enemies are watching as the Administration and the U.S. Congress continue to demonstrate that the Benghazi attack isn’t a high priority. This makes our nation and our citizens more vulnerable, both at home and abroad.
As of today, 178 members of the U.S. House of Representatives (more than a supermajority) have publicly stated their support for the creation of a special committee by signing on as a cosponsor to Rep. Frank Wolf’s legislation, H. Res. 36. Is YOUR Representative on the bill? And if not, why not?
** Important Benghazi Action Item **
Please contact your legislator in the U.S. House of Representatives TODAY to express support for H. Res. 36, Rep. Frank Wolf’s legislation creating a special congressional committee to investigate the Benghazi attack. Further, please pass this request on to everyone you know.
Click HERE to obtain contact information for your House Representative.
Click HERE for a list of Members that have already cosponsored Rep. Wolf’s bill and if your House legislator is on the list, be sure to thank him/her!
After one year of alternative approaches yielding no positive results, there is no excuse for a Member of Congress to not support a special Benghazi committee at this time.
Two more additional important facts:
1. The special committee would be comprised of members of each of the 5 congressional committees that have Benghazi in their jurisdiction, and could use the information those committees have received to-date (so no “starting over” is necessary).
2. The special committee would not cost the taxpayer one dime.
Please let your Representative know that this is a very important issue to you and that you are a constituent and a voter. Let him/her know that you will be tracking how the U.S. Congress handles the Benghazi issue. As always, please be respectful at all times.
(NOTE: H. Res. 36, Rep. Wolf’s Benghazi bill, is NOT the same as H. R. 36. Please be sure to accurately identify the legislation we are supporting, to avoid confusion.)
Thank you for all that you do. Together we ARE making a difference.
REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS! IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT!
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Here is Part Four of Danny Jeffrey’s “Iran, Obama and Nuclear War.” Danny continues the grand design of the Soros/Obama New World. He touches on how Obama is making the U.S. Military compliant to fire on American citizens, the probable location of where Iran will use stealth to detonate a nuclear weapon, Islamic Terrorism unleashed on American soil and more.
Iran, Obama and Nuclear War Part FOUR
By Danny Jeffrey
November 14, 2013 1:40 AM
This essay is the forth in a series about my belief that Hussein Obama is intentionally leading us into a nuclear crisis. The following are links to three prior articles on the topic:
Iran, Obama, and Nuclear War-Part Three
I have watched Obama, and his fellow progressives for years, and by rejecting the ever abundant internet tripe that ensnares so many, have gleaned an enormous amount of facts and insight into their behavior, and in doing so feel that my efforts have uncovered most of their diabolical plan, about which I have been writing for so long.
I first concluded three years ago that Obama’s policies were going to result in nuclear conflict and at that time related their plan only to the ruin of Israel, already understanding both his and George Soros’ hatred of that small nation. Time and yet more facts coming to light have led me to see a much larger picture, one that is nothing less than absolutely diabolical.
So many refer to Obama as a dictator. They are mistaken. That is his goal, but as of yet it has thankfully not come to fruition. Were he indeed a dictator, we would not be communicating freely on the internet, and the DHS would already be rounding up dissidents. That day is planned, but thus far we still have the First Amendment allowing us to communicate amongst ourselves.
There is no doubt that Hussein does indeed plan on implementing martial law when the time is right and declaring himself to be ‘The One’. That time is not yet here but is most assuredly part of his planned agenda, and I am now convinced that the success of that plan relies on a nuclear crisis. Were that not so, Hussein Obama would not be expending so much effort to guarantee that Iran is successful in their desire to construct a nuclear bomb.
In previous essays I have discussed the need for Obama to destroy our military before engaging the armed population of America, for our … READ THE REST
Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.
Mat Staver via Liberty Counsel Action has come with an amusing fund raiser. LCA will send an award lf dishonor labeled Benghazi Cover-up Medal of Shame (BCMS) to the Benghazi liars Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney and President Barack Hussein Obama. The catch is to contribute to the fund raiser. Each time a specified donation is made to LCA in the name of the BCMS, postcards will be sent out to the each Benghazi liar. I’m almost willing to participate just because I find it amusing that a medal of shame could be sent to the Benghazi liars in volumes. The egos that Obama and Clinton possess will drive those two crazy to keep receiving medal of shame postcards.
“Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame” to be awarded…
Sent by Matthew D. Staver
Chairman Liberty Counsel Action
Sent: Nov 14, 2013 6:26 PM
Sent by: Liberty Counsel Action
From the Desk of:
The Benghazi cover-up has gone on far too long. We refuse to overlook this gross injustice!
My team at Liberty Counsel Action has created a powerful reminder of the deception and dereliction of duty committed by Obama administration operatives. Join us as we demand the truth about the Benghazi attacks and award the “Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame” to deserving recipients.
Please see my very important update below for more details – Mat.
The quote, “A lie repeated enough becomes the truth,” is often attributed to both Vladimir Lenin, the first Premier of the Soviet Union, and Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda.
The original basis of Lenin’s and Goebbels’ thought is believed to have come from William James, known as the father of modern psychology…
“There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.”
That notion now serves as the unofficial motto of the Obama administration.
++They desperately want us to believe their Benghazi lies…
From the beginning, the Obama administration has shrouded the facts concerning the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attack with deception and dismissive double-speak.
President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney perpetuated the initial Benghazi lies that blamed the attacks on a radical reaction to an anti-Islam film posted on You-Tube. It wasn’t true and they all knew it.
They further honed and refined their deceptions to ensure the truth behind the carefully planned and vicious Al Qaeda terrorist attack would remain concealed. (Bold Emphasis Editors)
To the watching world, their lies have been painfully obvious, yet these prominent figures continue in their attempts to force their deceptive fabrications on the American people. Their acts have been shameful and are a complete disgrace to the offices they hold and duties they are sworn to uphold.
++For their lies, deceptions, and derelictions of duty, we want to give these four “leaders” something they truly deserve.
One day before the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our Benghazi facility, Hillary Clinton received the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center. It’s given to those who have “furthered the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equality.”
We, along with millions of other Americans, questioned the timing and validity of the award.
In response, the Liberty Counsel Action team decided to award Mrs. Clinton and the other Benghazi liars and derelicts a more appropriate commendation.
WE ARE AWARDING HILLARY CLINTON, SUSAN RICE, JAY CARNEY, AND PRESIDENT BARRACK OBAMA WITH THE LIBERTY COUNSEL ACTION “BENGHAZI COVER-UP MEDAL OF SHAME” (the BCMS).
This isn’t a medal to proudly wear, as former Secretary of State Clinton did in parading her Liberty Medal from the liberal “progressive” National Constitution Center. In fact, the BCMS is far better than a single appropriate medal that the recipients would quickly throw in the nearest trash can.
In addition to high quality vinyl stickers you can obtain, we are preparing “Benghazi Medal of Shame” notification post cards bearing the image of the medal that will alert the recipients of their award – over and over and over again!
These postcards will be delivered to President Obama, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, and Hillary Clinton each time a friend of Liberty Counsel Action orders a flight of four postcards. These postcards – hopefully hundreds of thousands of them – will serve as direct reminders that their lies, treason, and deadly actions are now being given an appropriate award: A Medal of Shame.
++Benghazi is NOT forgotten!
Here is how it works: For your gift of $30, we will send the four recipients the notification post cards bearing the image of the shameful medal.
We will also send you four Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame stickers to use however you would like. These colorful heavy vinyl stickers are similar in weight to quality bumper stickers and stand about 4 inches tall.
They are for you to place in any conspicuous place to tell your friends and neighbors that you hold the “shameful four” of the Benghazi deception accountable, and are demanding the truth about Benghazi.
You can doubtless think of appropriate places to apply a sticker to remind large numbers of Americans that Benghazi is NOT forgotten! The BCMS speaks for itself and every post card and sticker will serve as that reminder.
This is a very unique campaign that has the potential to set the record on the disastrous events of 9/11/12 straight! Click here now to place your order:
It has been fourteen months since the terrorist attack on our Benghazi facility on 9/11/12. Four Americans were brutally slain in the attacks, and not one of the terrorists responsible has been arrested or in any way brought to justice.
Further, not a single person who witnessed the events in Benghazi has been called to testify before Congress.
President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Jay Carney have assisted in keeping the terrorists at large with their continual lies and deception that have seriously impeded the investigation.
With every month that has passed since the 2012 attack, the Benghazi liars have emboldened their stance, and have reached a point of complete disregard for the entire incident and the four American lives lost.
We will continue to demand that everyone responsible at every level of government be held accountable!
Liberty Counsel Action has been calling for a thorough and unobstructed investigation into the muddied Benghazi attack. We are now going one step further, and will be awarding the four chief liars in this grand cover-up scheme, the Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame.
Please join us in our demand for the truth and accountability for the families of the Benghazi victims by sending the four principal Benghazi liars – President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Jay Carney – their “Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame” post card notifications today. Plus, we will send you four Benghazi Medals of Shame vinyl stickers to post as you like.
Other options are available. Go here to make your order or to browse the other options:
Thank you for standing with us in defense of virtue and duty, and for demanding accountability from America’s leadership.
God bless you!
Mathew D. Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
P.S. Our message cannot be overstated! We demand the truth for each of the families of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack, and for every American to whom this administration has repeatedly lied.
Go here now to order four Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame stickers and to send your four “Benghazi Cover-Up Medal of Shame” postcards to the Benghazi liars, notifying them that we have not forgotten their cowardly and shameful actions:
P.P.S. If you haven’t already done so, please remember to add your name to our petition calling for Congress to establish a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi cover-up:
Liberty Counsel Action represents a rich heritage of more than three decades, dating back to the 1979 founding of The Moral Majority by Dr. Jerry Falwell. In 1986, Dr. Falwell launched The Liberty Alliance to expand the outreach and continue the impact of The Moral Majority. In 2004, The Liberty Alliance was renamed to Liberty Alliance Action, and in 2010 Liberty Alliance Action was renamed Liberty Counsel Action joining in partnership with Liberty Counsel, the nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization founded by Mat and Anita Staver in 1989.
As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit “grassroots” lobbying organization, Liberty Counsel Action advances religious and civil liberties, the sanctity of human life, the family, limited and responsible government, national security, and support for Israel. In other words, Liberty Counsel Action adheres to the original four tenets of The Moral Majority, which are: Pro-America, Pro-Life, Pro-Family and Pro-Moral. These tenets also include recognizing and upholding the special bond that has always existed between the United States and Israel.
Today Liberty Counsel Action is breaking new ground as a part of the Freedom Federation, joining forces with other pro-family organizations to bring together millions of Americans across racial, ethnic and generational lines united around our core values.
For regular updates about how you can … READ THE REST
John R. Houk
© November 13, 2013
I cross posted Danny Jeffrey’s very insightful post “Iran, Obama and Nuclear War” that begins the examination of the real reasons behind President Barack Hussein Obama making an economic/nuke deal that is favorable to Iran’s National Interests BUT detrimental to our ally Israel and essentially the USA itself. In that essay Danny notifies us there will be a part two.
In Part TWO Danny continues to examine or perhaps expose Obama’s agenda in lessening sanctions against Iran in exchange that Iran slow down its uranium enrichment that leads to nuclear weapons. You will discover about how this will affect Israel. The short answer is it will lead to nuclear which is a part of the Obama end game. Also in that end game is some information on how Obama is getting rid of all high level military Officers loyal to the U.S. Constitution while leaving those Officers loyal to Obamasiah.
Here is a tantalizing excerpt:
You are probably familiar with Occam’s Razor, the concept that the simplest answer is usually the correct answer. My simple answer to why Obama supports a nuclear Iran is that he wants a nuclear war. They have stated, for the entire world to hear, their intention to wipe Israel off the map. Any sensible human being would take them at their word, and do everything possible to stop their hellish scheme, but all that Obama and Kerry are doing is asking them to slow down for just six months.
You MUST read the entire essay. O yeah you will learn there is a Part THREE on the way.
John R. Houk
© November 11, 2011
I am a huge fan of blogger Danny Jeffrey. To my way of thinking Danny is emerging as a modern Jeremiad writer warning that if the trend of events continue the world order that Americans have grown complacently used to will change. Hmm … Who is that guy that promised his election will “CHANGE” America? The nefarious side of that change is occurring on an ever increasing clip.
VIDEO: Is a Civil War Coming?
The above video is at the top of a WCJ article examining Obama’s Marxist developmental years and some nefarious decisions forced on Americans extra-constitutionally. In Danny Jeffrey’s post “Iran, Obama and Nuclear War” Obama’s agenda for a New World Order is predicted. I find the essay fascinating largely because I only recently discovered Obama is preparing to negotiate with Iran pertaining to the economic sanctions issued due to the nuclear weapons agenda. The deal is America will ease up on sanctions if Iran slows down their nuclear program. Take note the sanctions easing has nothing to do with ending the creation of weapons grade uranium but to only slow down the production thereof. The unintended consequence (Danny might argue intended) of Obama’s foreign designs for Iran is Saudi Arabia arming itself with paid-for nuclear weapons from Pakistan and perhaps China.
Danny looks at himself as a “Cassandra.” I prefer Jeremiah – to each his own.
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was one of the princesses of Troy, daughter of Priam and Hecuba. According to the Myth, Cassandra was astonishingly beautiful and blessed with the gift of foreseeing the future. Her curse was that no one believed her, a fact that weighed heavily on the destruction of Troy during the Trojan War.
On that note the below excerpt shows that I prefer the image of Jeremiah:
The people of Judah had fallen from grace. They had rebelled against the principles upon which their nation had been founded. Judah had turned its back upon God and rejected any attempt by those sent to her to call her back. As promised, God withdrew His protection from her. He had warned that if His people became faithless that He would employ a pagan power to conquer them and lead them back into captivity. He had led them from Egyptian bondage 800 years before, and now, because of their infidelity, He would allow them to return to bondage; this time in Babylon.
They had refused to believe it could ever happen to them. They found their own false prophets to tell them that everything was fine. They ridiculed Jeremiah and others who warned of the devastation to come. They were proud and arrogant. The Lord spoke through Jeremiah and put it this way; “Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north…and I will send Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon…against this land and against its inhabitants…and this whole land shall be a desolation and a horror, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.” (JEREMIAH 25:9-11).
Indeed, history shows us that the words of Jeremiah turned into fact as they were fulfilled down to the last detail. The desolation began with the fall of Jerusalem to Babylon in 606 A.D. and the first deportation of the best of the land into slavery on foreign soil. In this number was Daniel who later would also be a prophet while a servant of Nebuchadnezzar. Further deportations followed and finally Jerusalem was destroyed, just as the prophets had warned. It was seventy years in exile before the now repentant people of God were permitted to go back home and begin to rebuild their wrecked cities. It was Darius, king of the Persians, who allowed the rebuilding to begin by a remnant of what was left of Judah and Israel in 536 B.C. (Far From Home: Jeremiah 29:1-14; By Jon W. Quinn; The Expository Files; 6/1994)
The Cassandra/Jeremiah thing has nothing to do with Danny Jeffrey’s essay, but I couldn’t to digress a bit.
Danny begins his essay about his posts having a complaint that they are all doom and gloom. Then he mentions a couple of historical figures that were Cassandras that if their warnings were heeded history may have played out better – William Tecumseh Sherman and Winston Churchill. Then Danny goes into the meat of his essay tantalizing the reader to look for the real reason why Obama desires only to delay Iran’s nuclear program rather than ending it. You have to read this to broaden your perception!
John R. Houk
© November 8, 2013
A lot of Conservative people believe President Barack Hussein Obama is purposely setting America up to be a failure under the system of government provided by our Constitution.
Domestically Obama has initiated programs economically and socially that will overwhelm our system of government with Big Government fiscal policy and instilling the acceptance of a morality that continues the rupture of our society’s dependence on the Godly morality of the Bible. Social rupture includes opening wide gaps in our southern border to invite Mexicans to come to America without ANY accountability for illegal activities AND providing the illegal aliens with better benefits than Americans themselves receive.
Foreign Policy has been such a debacle that Obama has cursed our nation with such scandals as Fast & Furious, Benghazigate lies that include nefarious collusion with al Qaeda terrorists, getting involved with the UN policy of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) which led to a Libya revolution involvement which aided Islamic terrorists and almost doing a repeat in Syria, the constant throwing of Israel under the bus (AND HERE) and check this out – trying to discover a diplomatic relationship with Iran that is actively developing nuclear weapons.
Trust me there are more idiotic domestic and foreign decisions by Obama that I am just not touching on. These destructive Obama measures are either on purpose to harm America’s Constitutional government OR the President is a totally inept Executive Branch leader that still will harm America’s Constitutional government. The latest foreign policy disaster in the works pertaining to Iran is what I want to focus on today.
Obama’s Administration coupled with EU efforts is initiating negotiations with Iran for an end to economic sanctions in exchange for Iran promising to “…stop enriching uranium and reduce its existing stockpile and reduces the number of centrifuges …”
AGAIN! Obama is making a deal to allow Iran to eventually and idiotically develop nuclear weapons which will enable Iran to make good on its decades old promise to wipe Israel off the map while the USA is impotent to stop it. In exchange Iran’s trade avenues expand in better money markets in the West. The same West that Iranian polemicizing accuses of being under the thumb of the Great Satan which is Radical Islam for the United States of America.
You don’t have to be a geopolitical expert to understand this is a betrayal of Israel. You may need just a bit more understanding that a nuclear armed Iran will be a threat to the rest of our interests in the Middle East as well as to our own homeland because of Iran’s political desires to be a regional hegemon and its mutual theological desire to create the Shi’ite circumstances that will hasten the return of their (antichrist-devilish) concept to bring back the Mahdi/Hidden Imam to bring the Iranian version of Islam to the whole world. It is a kind of theological Nazi Master Race concept.
The problem is the Dem Party Majority Leader in the Senate is Obama-lapdog Harry Reid will do all in his power to ratify such Obama idiocy. Regardless of Obama and his lapdog there is a call to flood your Senators with an Iran anti-nuke/support Israel call. The call I discovered is from Secure America Now. Now these things are usually fund raisers as much as they are a grassroots mobilization. Even though I am cross posting the Secure America Now email I received do not limit yourself to finding other avenues to get the message to your Senators. If your Senator is a Democrat and he/she is up for reelection in 2014, you may wish to point out that you will not vote for a Senator that is co-perpetrating with Obama to allow Iran to arm with nuclear weapons.
Obama’s Gift to Iran
Sent by Allen Roth
Sent: 11/8/2013 11:40 AM
Sent by Secure America Now
The Obama administration is on the brink of giving the Islamic Republic of Iran the economic relief it needs to complete their development of nuclear weapons.
A deal the Prime Minister of Israel has called “A bad deal — a very, very bad deal. It’s the deal of a century for Iran; it’s a very dangerous and bad deal for peace and the international community.”
It seems President Obama and Secretary Kerry have offered Iran a plethora of financial incentives and financial goodies in exchange for a SLOWDOWN in their nuclear program. Not a complete dismantling of the program, but a slowdown. This deal will give Iran the economic lifeline it so desperately needs while allowing them to get nuclear weapons sometime soon.
We utterly reject the deal. Congress should utterly reject the deal. Senate Democrats who are sitting on the sidelines and holding up legislation that would increase sanctions need to put politics aside and stand up for the safety and security of the United States and its allies.
With this deal the Obama administration is once again naively trusting the radical terrorist regime in Iran and endangering the United States. It’s time for Congress to stand up and lead where the President is not.
We need your help to urge the Senate to increase sanctions now and to reject Obama’s appeasement. Help us broadcast our message to every member of the Senate. Please watch our video and then give what you can to make sure this message is heard.
Posted by Secure America
Posted on Nov 6, 2013
For over 30 years, the radical mullahs in Iran have been at war with the United States. From the kidnapping of Americans in the U.S. Embassy in 1979 to the gruesome murder of hundreds of American peacekeepers in Beirut, the Iranian regime has attempted to kill Americans at every opportunity they had. After years of sanctions, the Iranians have finally agreed to conduct direct negotiations with the United States.
While the Iranians have yet to give up one iota on their quest to develop nuclear weapons, the U.N. and the Obama administration want to reward Iran with decreasing sanctions or unfreezing Iranian assets around the world.
This is a big mistake. The West should demand that the world’s most dangerous and radical regime completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program before the West releases one iota of sanctions. Now is the time to strengthen sanctions, not to weaken them.
The House has already passed a bill to increase sanctions. Help us put the pressure on Democrats in the Senate to stand up to the appeasement of the Obama administration and toughen the sanctions against Iran. We cannot allow Iran to build nuclear weapons — A nuclear Iran is the gateway to nuclear terror. Help us Stop them now!
Radical Muslim Iran Looks to Deal on Sanctions with Obama
John R. Houk
© November 8, 2013
Obama’s Gift to Iran
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John R. Houk
© October 17, 2013
Yesterday I posted on the battle of wills between Rep. Michele Bachmann and CAIR-MN (and CAIR national for that matter). In doing some precursory research on Rep. Bachmann accusing Muslim Mosques in America of being primarily financed by foreign nations with ties to violent Radical Islam. Rep. Bachmann points to Saudi Arabia and Qatar in which Wahhabi Islam is enshrined as the rule of law and which spouts the exact same theopolitical ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). AND CAIR-MN is whining (probably) because CAIR and numerous other Muslim-American organizations as well as individuals of political power can be directly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had its name associated with now defunct Holy Land Foundation (HLF). The HLF is defunct because its operating officers have been convicted of funneling Muslim-American donations to the Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamic terrorist organization known as Hamas. The Department of State lists Hamas as a terrorist organization. Hamas’ sole reason to exist is NOT just to establish a new Muslim-Arab State to be called Palestine, rather Hamas’ raison d’être is to destroy Israel and kill Jews. The insidious transnational web of the Muslim Brotherhood in one of many of Muslim-American organizations can thus be described like this: CAIR-MB-Hamas. No matter how you look at that it is an Islamic Terrorist support scheme between CAIR and Hamas.
Since the days of the HLF convictions for funding Hamas more and more public information has come to light about CAIR receiving funding from foreign entities which is illegal since CAIR is not registered as a representative foreign agent. Under it non-profit status it is illegal for CAIR to receive foreign funds and the IRS not be notified from whence the money came from. So what did CAIR do?
CAIR began establishing phony coney groups in an attempt to legitimize foreign donations without revealing the origin of money. Of interest in particular of CAIR dividing its non-profit status into two organizations. CAIR began using names such as Washington Trust Foundation (WTF) and the CAIR-Action Network:
The scheme works like this:
CAIR is registered as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. The IRS says this is for social welfare organizations and that can include “organizations that engage in substantial lobbying activities.” Donors to this type of non-profit do not have to be disclosed.
In June 2013, CAIR changed its name to Washington Trust Foundation, Inc. Another previous name it used was CAIR-Action Network.
In 2005, CAIR sets up CAIR Foundation, Inc. and it receives its 501(c)(3) non-profit two years later. The IRS says these are charitable organizations that are prohibited from campaign activity. Its donors are disclosed and receive tax deductions.
This second organization did not file the required IRS forms from 2008-2010 and lost its non-profit status in 2011. In 2013, its status was revised and it changed its name to CAIR-Action Network, Inc.
The Daily Caller explains that it is legal for an organization to have two different types of non-profit entities, but they must be strictly separated. In CAIR’s case, they function as one.
To disguise its foreign donors, the financier writes a check to “CAIR” without specifying which entity. The funds are placed in the CAIR/Washington Trust Foundation account so the original source can be hidden.
From there, the money goes to the CAIR Foundation. As explained, donors to this non-profit must be disclosed but the original sources are hidden by routing the donation this way. In a single 5-year period, the CAIR-Action Network transferred $1.8 million to the CAIR Foundation.
… (READ ENTIRETY – Report: CAIR Engaged in Money-Laundering to Hide Foreign Donors; By Ryan Mauro; Clarion Project; 9/23/13)
Keeping this all in mind I found an excellent webpage disseminating information on the Muslim Brotherhood, Muslim-American organizations, and most emphasized organization is CAIR and the MB infiltration into the USA including the government. The website is put out as akdart.com and seems to be operated by Andrew K. Dart. I don’t know if A.K. Dart is an actual name or a pseudonym. A cursory Google search turned up nothing on the person and loads on articles – mostly from akdart.com – written by Dart. At the end of an article attributed to Andrew K. Dart at the Canada Free Press is a one sentence profile at the end entitled “Here Comes the Odometer Tax” and posted on 3/30/11:
“Andrew K. Dart is a broadcast engineer in Dallas, Texas, and is also the editor of akdart.com.”
I became weary of searching so if anyone knows any pertinent profile info about Dart let me know in the comment section. I would love to know more about a guy that gathers such great info.
At any rate below is an info page on the nefarious operations of Muslim Brotherhood activities in America emphasizing CAIR. The info is quite lengthy so really, take a couple of days to become knowledgeable.
Here is an awesome essay from Justin Smith urging the true Conservatives of the Republican to stand fast against Obama’s and his Dem Party cadres to compel some give and take. In so doing Republicans must make sure Obamacare and the Debt Ceiling are a part of that negotiation. Obama claims he represents the will of the people because he was reelected. Using the same logic Obama should realize the Conservative Republicans in the House were elected by their constituents to oppose Obamafication of the United States of America.
Hold Firm GOP
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 10/13/2013 6:05 PM
The current government shutdown represents so much more than a simple battle over passing a continuing resolution (CR) that raises the debt ceiling and defunds the Affordable Care Act. A few patriotic, conservative Republican/Tea Party Congressmen and Senators chose this moment to rightfully fight for nothing less than the freedom of future generations, while perfidious Progressive communist ideologues battle to ensure governance of the government, for the government and by the government, authoritarian control of a centralized government and the abrogation of the U.S. Constitution, as well as control over one sixth of the U.S. economy.
Senator Paul Ryan (R-Wisc), Finance Chair, has stated that 51 votes are enough to defund Obamacare, however, Senator Jon McCain (R-AZ) counters that 67 votes are needed to surmount an Obama veto. But the Cruz Plan focused on attempting to gain six Democrat votes from those facing elections in 2014, with the increasingly unpopular ACA hanging over them; therefore, with both houses of Congress opposed to Obamacare, the House position would have been significantly stronger during the ongoing “defund” fight, after any such veto.
After Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered his admirable, conscientious and patriotic 21 hour filibuster, which advocated the suspension of the CR and debt ceiling negotiations until the Democrats agreed to defund the ACA, he attempted to inform his fellow Republicans on the necessity of voting against cloture on the House CR bill and the “defund Obamacare” amendment to the bill. This would have opened the debate and forced Sen. Harry Reid to have 60 votes in order to strip the “defund” amendment from the bill, according to Senate filibuster rules. Essentially, any Senator who voted for cloture, such as Bob Corker (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) – RINOs, voted to fund Obamacare.
Just before the government shutdown and the opening of the Obamacare enrollment period on October 1, 2013, the facts were making it clearer every day that Obamacare would not work. Unions are represented in nearly 1600 exemptions to the ACA, and even James Hoffa, Teamster president, remarked on the destruction of health care and “millions of jobs lost”, because of Obamacare; 15,000 UPS employees were informed that their spouses were being removed from their insurance, and employees at SeaWorld have had their hours reduced to 28, in order to avoid ACA’s regulations.
Obama, the Progressives and their signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, have done nothing that actually controls the cost of health care. They have placed price-controls on procedures and medical equipment, limited what doctors can do and placed Americans waiting in long lines (just check your wait time at the ACA enrollment website). And R.N.s, the back-bone of any decent hospital, are being fired all over the country, even at the esteemed Vanderbilt and Emory University Hospitals, because of Obamacare.
Never in the history of the United States has such a broad sweeping piece of entitlement legislation been passed without a bipartisan vote, and even FDR’s New Deal received some Republican votes. And yet, not one single Republican vote was in favor of the Affordable Care Act, which should indicate just how awful the ACA really is.
Since the government shutdown, Obama has stated that he would not allow the U.S. government to go into “default” on its debt, in order to scare the stock market/Wall Street and the American people, while Senator Chuck Schumer has hinted at an impending “depression.” Senator Mitch McConnell has parroted Obama’s very words and has sent Susan Collins, liberal Republican from Maine, to negotiate with a president who says that he “represents the American people” and “the American people will not negotiate with a gun to their head.”
Obama cannot represent any American absent the truth. The U.S. government is nowhere near default according to a Moody’s Credit Report from October 11, 2013. The U.S. currently takes in $256 billion a month, which is more than sufficient to pay for constitutionally mandated sections of government, such as defense and the postal service, and entitlement programs, such as Social Security; moreover, one must understand that any Congressman using such “default” and “depression” terminology, Republican or Democrat, wants to fool the American people into accepting the raising of the debt ceiling, and they want big government and all its associated power.
Ironically, although this President, elected by a coalition of minorities, special interests and crony capitalists (fascists), is the most extreme ideologue and corrupt President in U.S. history, as evidenced in numerous policy arenas where friends are rewarded (e.g. Solyndra, GM union, LARAZA) and enemies are punished (e.g. GM’s CEO, coal industry, Tea Party), Obama recklessly rails over the “extremists” in the Republican Party and “extortion tactics” that are creating a “constitutional crisis.” This is indicative of his disdain for Our U.S. Constitution and the checks and balances of divided government; and, it illuminates his wish that the House did not count or wield as much power as it does, so he can continue to do whatever he damn well pleases, as he spends and taxes the United States into economic ruin and collapse.
There are rumblings of numerous settlements and reopening of the government, however, Republicans should not accept such miniscule gains, as negotiated by Senator Collins regarding the removal of the tax on medical devices. And voicing the frustration of many Americans, Speaker John Boehner said, “This isn’t some damn game”, upon hearing the President state that he would not negotiate with Republicans until “after the government reopened and the debt ceiling is raised.”
On October 9, 2013, Representative Jack Kingsston (R-GA), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, aptly and astutely stated, “There is a developing consensus that this is a lot bigger than an Obamacare discussion.”
Good men and women, such as Rep Michele Bachmann, Sen Mike Lee, Sen Rand Paul and Sen Ted Cruz, have demanded that the Obama administration and Harry Reid’s Progressive-controlled Senate curtail its out of control spending. With a $17 trillion national debt and approximately $100 trillion in unfunded entitlement debt, Americans are now faced with a President and Congress that has increased spending from 21% of the Gross Domestic Product to 24%, and now, the Progressives demand that we accept raising the debt ceiling, which amounts to another tax increase on all Americans; furthermore, defunding Obamacare has also become central to this battle, because several aforementioned “Tea Party” Statesmen understand the dangers the ACA represents to us all, especially our children, with a growing Progressive trend toward authoritarianism and a present administration that has already shown a propensity to use any information, in order to coerce and compel Americans to do its bidding: Let us hope that the Republicans hold firm, until the eradication of much, if not all, of Obamacare is part of any solution to the CR and raising the debt ceiling issues.
Otherwise, who among you wishes to entrust the future of America and your children to the ACA/Obamacare program, a fallacious Keynesian/Marxist philosophy, and a President and his supporters, who boast emptily of progress, renounce Our American Heritage, deny God and worship their own ideology?
By Justin O. Smith
© Justin O. Smith
Much of these emails relate to the negative aspects of Obamacare. There is a bit of economics and depopulation agenda info as well.
Obama Care is Not a Personalized Healthcare system and here’s why………
Sent: 9/27/2013 8:50 AM
I want to show you how Obamacare is designed by one of its creators to NOT Promote Longer Life and the Principle architect even admits it by saying he does not believe in Personalized Healthcare!!!! You will see more people fall through the cracks when a One size fits all system is in place!!!!
[Blog Editor: Tony Newbill wants you to focus on Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as involved in constructing Obamacare. Here is some thoughts you should know about Dr. Emmanuel:
Scheiner said that the Obama administration neglected the advice of real physicians and instead decided to let political operatives craft Obama’s signature health care law. People like Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, were the kinds of medical people that the White House consulted.
“Ezekiel is a medical oncologist, not a general physician,” said Scheiner. (Former Obama Doctor: Obamacare is a Failure; By Justin Credible; HABLEDASH; 5/14/12)
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of Obamacare’s chief architects, and he just announced in the Wall Street Journal that there is a crucial flaw in its foundation. How can anything so universally reviled and precariously designed ever enter the construction phase? (How to kill Obamacare without even trying; By Yates Walker; Daily Caller; 5/8/13 3:40 PM)
Essentially the article is about the optimism of an Eric Topol and the condemnation of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s of Personalized Medicine as something not compatible with Obamacare.]
Is personalized medicine a myth?
The intersection of technology, science, medicine and design has led to an explosion of apps for monitoring blood pressure, glucose levels and heart rate and measuring how well you sleep, whether you’re stressed or relaxed and whether you’re eating healthy. We have been able to harness the existing digital infrastructure to get personalized health data we did not have access to before.
Combine wireless sensors with the study of genes, or genomics, imaging and a proliferation of health-focused social networks, and you have a convergence capable of bringing about the “creative destruction” of medicine.
That’s the term Topol uses in his 2012 book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care,” to refer to the transformation that accompanies radical innovation.
This disruption, said Topol, will be characterized by the personalization of drugs, devices, screening tests and …
But not everyone agrees with Topol.
“Personalized medicine is a myth. It’s hyperbolic,” argued Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives and chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
According to Emanuel, tailoring medical treatments to individual characteristics of each patient is both overly optimistic and cost-prohibitive. He likened it to buying a custom-made suit versus one off the rack.
In addition to what he felt would be explosive costs, Emanuel also argued against personalized medicine by observing that behavioral and lifestyle changes like diet, smoking and exercise, which account for 40% to 60% of all disease, are far likelier to have an impact on longevity and health-care affordability than genetics and thus should be the center of focus.
The bottom line is that when it comes to technology’s disruption of medicine, Topol believes the genie is already out of the bottle. Some of the best cancer centers are on this path. They are, however, treating a minority of the patients out there.
There are a host of barriers to realizing the promise of personalized medicine — insurance reimbursement, privacy and regulatory issues, information and aggregation issues, among others — but perhaps none so pernicious as resistance.
“The problem is that it takes physicians so long to accept a radical change. And the lag is unacceptable,” Topol said.
Resist as some might, the power of one’s own data is the future of medicine.
“It is only a matter of when,” Topol said. (READ ENTIRETY – Is personalized medicine a myth? By Amanda Enayat; CNN Health; 7/28/12 updated 1:06 PM EDT)
What will happen to Monetary Policy with Janet Yellen as Fed Chairperson?
Sent: 9/30/2013 9:34 AM
What will the effects on Monetary Policy be for Individual Prosperity with Janet Yellen [Link added by Blog Editor] as Federal Reserve Chairperson [with] her Husband’s views on worldwide Population growth?
Janet Yellen and George Akerlof
The President [Blog Editor: In this article the “President” is referring to the President of the Philippines.] and his advisors may completely disregard the prophecy made in the 1970s by the late Pope Paul VI that the widespread use of contraceptives would actually lead to all these moral and socio-economic evils. They, however, cannot ignore the scientific studies done by a Nobel laureate by the name of George Akerlof. They don’t have to take my word for it. Dr. Akerlof is easily accessible through Google. If the President himself takes time to google the name George Akerlof, he will find abundant materials that this economics professor has written about the high correlation between contraception and high rates of divorce, abortion, single mothers, etc. He will find out that Dr. Akerlof has no religious motivation whatsoever in presenting his data to the social scientists of the world. His conclusions are based completely on empirical observations.
Actually, Dr. Akerlof has just demonstrated scientifically what everyday observation based on anecdotal evidence has already revealed to any objective student of human behavior. In countries where artificial contraceptives are as easily accessible as candies in the corner store, the rate of abortions has risen by leaps and bounds in the last twenty to thirty years, especially in North America and Europe. As regards divorce and out-of-wedlock births, Dr. Akerlof’s empirical conclusions have been confirmed by a recent study conducted by a multinational team of social scientists in a project entitled The Empty Cradle (also accessible through Google).
The study found out that “accompanying the global mega-trend of falling birthrates is a radical change in the circumstances in which many children are raised, as country after country has seen divorce and/or out-of-wedlock births surge and a sharp drop in the percentage of children living with both of their married parents. In much of Europe and the Americas, from the United Kingdom to the United States, from Mexico to Sweden, out-of-wedlock births are the ‘new normal,’ with 40 percent or more of all children born without married parents. Though many of these births are to cohabiting couples, families headed by cohabiting couples are significantly less stable than couples headed by married families. This means that children born outside of marriage are markedly more likely to be exposed to a revolving cast of caretakers and to spells of single parenthood compared to children born to married couples.” (Little chance for RH Bill; By Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas; Inquirer Business; 10/14/11)
[Blog Editor: Video about Yellen’s nomination and a critical look at her QE continuation are additions placed by me.]
Janet Yellen: The Wrong Choice
President Obama is widely expected to announce this afternoon that he is nominating Fed governor Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, the most powerful institution in the world.
I am sure Yellen’s nomination will receive the standard praiseworthy platitudes from a wide array of sycophants deeply embedded in the system.
For those pleasantly hoodwinked by the charades masquerading as our current central bank policy, a Yellen-led Federal Reserve should look just divine. Meanwhile those watching closely would call her style of central banking little more than smoke and mirrors.
Creating bubbles via QE may be nice for those with excess reserves buying cheap assets (i.e. Wall Street banks and the like), but let’s be honest. How has QE really helped the Fed in its stated mandates of lowering unemployment and generating stable prices? (READ ENTIRETY – Janet Yellen: The Wrong Choice; By Larry Doyle; Sense on Cents; 10/9/13 9:03 AM)
FW: I think the way forward with this healthcare debacle between is this …
Sent: 10/3/2013 9:04 AM
Because there is no way to stop this Mobster of a Healthcare Policy from Collapsing the whole entire industry, I think the way forward with this healthcare debacle between is this …. Why not create a subsidy exchange for everyone to graduate into the exchanges rather than just some getting a subsidy and others not??
I think this would equalize the way the market and corporations ebb and flow into the relationship or partnership between public and private sector entities?
Allowing the private sector some sort of way to offer subsides to cost share in the insurance premium markets and the ACA [Affordable Care Act] be a Guarantee of those subsidies much like say the SBA, HUD and Fanny and Freddy guarantees private sector funding should be considered so the Relationship between Public and Private sector markets can be streamlined and allow the system to work inspirationally.
The Inspiration to help people will be better served I think and this will open the door to solving the Government shutdown because this offers the Republicans a method of policy that compliments conservative values and at the same time keeps the ACA helping with the failing system much like how a Governor on a Motor regulates its RPM so it doesn’t blow a Head Gasket when under extreme compression due to demand for power to pull a heavy load. And this is what you are trying to maintain right while we navigate the “Bumps and Hills” in the road to success????
I think you can be the one to offer a “National Subsidy Fix” to a Stalled out debate here that cannot be refused because of the way the private sector market can rally around the “Same Relationship like the other Government agencies work to guarantee funding flows”.
To further build on this idea about how to equally subside the ACA healthcare exchanges, we should debate a “Rewards Based Subsidy Program” maybe????
I think tailoring something like the way Auto Insurance is considerate in that if a family is prudent in carefully creating a living practice that results in less accidents a reward of lower costs to premiums is the result means that this would be true in healthcare too. And that a doctor or medical providers cost structure would be based off an ACA annual report on medical usage. And that if the costs are rising that more educational values need to be implemented to drive societal understanding of its need to be better at performance of their healthcare. So [then] costs can be controlled and “Rewards” sustained in the Subsidy Exchanges which under the ACA Subsidy Exchanges associated with the ACA Healthcare exchanges would be then accessible to families that provide performance records that show less usage. And they be rewarded for this performance in less premium costs and that subsidy exchange then grows in value to afford a sector where costs are needing greater subsidy to offset their costs.
This seems to be a Strategy I heard the insurance company named Tenet Healthcare this morning use in picking areas to invest in and associated with the ACA. But this needs to be a National strategy and so doing something with the subsidy policy needs to be the catalyst for bringing together supplement exchanges to equalize lower cash flow areas in the USA with higher. So that the Insurance Companies do not squeeze the higher cash flow areas for profits forcing more and more onto the Government exchanges . . .
“Cash Flow is the driving factor and of course you know this but the idea that this subsidy can be a market that the investing community can invest in to recycle unused capital and reallocate it based off an ebb and flow of healthcare performance” can be achieved here I think. But I think you have to create the rewards policy that will drive performance in individuals trying to be as healthy as possible.
“Make it a Sport to be as healthy at living as Possible and I think we all win”!!!!
Thanks and have a great day.
Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits
Sent: 10/3/2013 10:19 AM
Listen to this video at 11:00 forward, it has a part at 12:45 that will REALLY PISS YOU OFF!!!!
I heard something in this video about healthcare costs associated with medicine costs being escalated at the 11:00 frame going forward too.
Here is more on the Cost of Medicine going up due to the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership]:
Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits
The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation’s laws on everything from healthcare and Internet freedom to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were recently held behind closed doors in Lima, Peru, but the Obama administration has rejected calls to release the current text. Even members of Congress have complained about being shut out of the negotiation process. Last year, a leaked chapter from the draft agreement outlined how the TPP would allow foreign corporations operating in the United States to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its rulings.
We discuss the TPP with two guests: Celeste Drake, a trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO, and Jim Shultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, which has just released a new report on how corporations use trade rules to seize resources and undermine democracy. “What is the biggest natural resources without any regard for the environment or labor standards? The threat is democracy,” Shultz says, (READ THE REST - Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands …; from: a daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González; Democracy Now; 6/6/13)
The government knows it’s a medical killing machine
Sent: 10/6/2013 8:20 AM
Here are four smoking guns that substantiate the title of this article.
Smoking gun #1: As I detailed in my two previous articles (click here and here), Dr. Barbara Starfield’s article in the July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”, spelled out the damage:
The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans per year. That’s well over two MILLION deaths per decade.
The US government supports, in numerous ways, this system. And now, through the implementation of Obamacare, many more previously uninsured Americans will enter the killing fields.
Dr. Starfield’s data are not classified. They’re not a state secret. Any doctor or medical bureaucrat has access to them.
Yet nothing of note is being done to remedy the ongoing crime.
Smoking gun #2: Starfield’s report indicated that, every year in the US, 106,000 Americans die as a result of FDA-approved medical drugs.
The FDA is the only agency tasked with certifying these drugs as safe and effective. With such certification, the drugs enter the public pipeline.
On the FDA’s own website, under the heading, “Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions,” appears the following text: “Over 2 MILLION ADRs [Adverse Drug Reactions] yearly; 100,000 DEATHS yearly; ADRs 4th leading cause of death…”
Astonishingly, the FDA takes no responsibility for any of this. They, and only they, can approve the drugs as safe and effective. They list the numbers of deaths and … (READ THE REST - The government knows it’s a medical killing machine; By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 10/5/13)
If Obamacare ends up limiting treatment options then …
Sent: 10/6/2013 12:38 PM
If Obamacare ends up limiting treatment options then that will fit well with these concerns, right?????
Just like all MSMedia does, See how even the Weather Channel is packing water for the population control policy makers:
How We’re All Going to Die in 2050
Doctors likely won’t list overpopulation as a cause of death in 2050, but research shows that it could contribute to several deadly problems, according to the Negative Population Growth organization (NPG).
“The consequences of U.S. overpopulation already surround us: vanishing green spaces, increasing urban sprawl and development, overcrowded schools, understaffed hospitals, rising unemployment, dwindling natural resources, a decaying infrastructure and environmental destruction,” Tracy Canada, deputy director of the NPG, told Weather.com. “These problems are part of our daily lives as American citizens, and none of them are in any way improved by our nation’s growth. In fact, they are all worsened by adding more people to the equation.”
In 2011, the United Nations estimated the world population was 7 billion, and could reach 8 billion in 2023. After the largest population increase of any decade, America’s population sits at approximately 315 million and is projected to hit 363 million in 2030, according to the NPG.
“Basic needs — clean water, protection from floodwaters, safe and passable roadways, usable sewage systems, adequate educational facilities, electricity — will become more difficult to … (READ THE REST [if you are inclined to a Leftist one world government] - How We’re All Going to Die in 2050; By Jeffrey Kopman; Weather.com; 10/4/13)
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Exchanges & Premium Subsidies
One of the main features of ObamaCare is the creation of a new federally-financed health care entitlement that will subsidize the insurance premiums for low and moderate income Americans, beginning in 2014. The amount of the subsidy is inversely related to family income and will be a administered by new state-based “exchanges” that will replace today’s small group and individual markets for health insurance.
ObamaCare creates new entities in every state through which individuals buying insurance on their own must purchase their government-approved insurance. In addition, many small businesses employees will get their insurance through the exchanges as well because their employers will not offer coverage to their workers under ObamaCare’s rules for employer participation (see “Employer Mandate”).
Households with incomes below 400 percent and above 133 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL) who are enrolled in insurance plans offered through the exchanges are eligible for premium assistance financed by the federal government (Medicaid will cover families with incomes below 133 percent of FPL). In 2010, the FPL is $22,050 for family of four. The new law establishes a sliding scale of assistance based on limitations on required family contributions to the cost of coverage. For instance, at 150 percent of FPL in 2014, ObamaCare limits the amount that such households must contribute toward their health insurance premium to 4 percent of their annual income. At 400 percent of the FPL, households must contribute 9.5 percent of their income toward insurance premiums. Whatever portion of the total health insurance premium for their coverage is not paid by these households is covered by the new federal premium assistance program.
Estimated Federal Costs and the “Firewall”
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that this new premium assistance program will cost $113 billion annually by 2019, with premium assistance going to an additional 19 million Americans (the Medicaid expansion will add 16 million new people to the program at a cost of $97 billion in 2017).
This CBO estimate of the cost of premium assistance assumes that tens of millions of otherwise eligible households will not be eligible for this new entitlement because … (READ THE REST - Exchanges & Premium Subsidies; By ObamaCare Watch – Part of e21)
© Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk
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