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John R. Houk
© October 25, 2013
I am a Pro-Life/ANTI-Abortion kind of guy. I don’t believe a woman has a right to kill an unborn baby’s life. The woman might carry the unborn life but that does not make the baby a portion of her body. The concept of Pro-Choice – i.e. a woman should be able to choose decisions about her own body – is a load of self-delusion by Leftist ideology more interested in controlling/managing the extent of the Earth’s population (See Also HERE) than the Civil Liberties of a person’s life (Personhood) that has not been born yet.
In early 1973 the Supreme Court exacted a piece of unconstitutional Judicial Activism by creating law rather than ruling on the constitutionality of a law. In essence the case of Roe v Wade the Justices decided by fiat and a 7-2 vote to allow women to kill their unborn babies on demand. The Heritage Foundation has a great summary of the Roe v Wade decision:
In a 7-2 opinion by Justice Harry Blackmun, the Court ruled that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion. The Due Process Clause protects a broad right to privacy that is also found in the Ninth Amendment and the penumbras of the Bill of Rights. This “substantive due process” right to privacy permits a woman to terminate her pregnancy for any reason during the first trimester. Subsequent to approximately the end of the first trimester, the state may reasonably regulate abortions in ways related to maternal health. After viability, the state may regulate or proscribe abortions, but it must permit them if found necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother, an exception which was expanded in Roe’s companion case, Doe v. Bolton.
This case is activist because the Supreme Court relies upon notions of living constitutionalism, invoking the doctrine of “substantive due process” to create a right that is nowhere to be found in the text of the Constitution. This doctrine, which was established in Dred Scott v. Sandford, is the prime example of judges reading broad constitutional terms divorced from any textual or originalist moorings, thereby making them empty vessels into which they can pour any policy preferences they desire. The Due Process Clause, which is now being used by judges as a “judicial wildcard,” was simply meant to protect the citizens from government abuse by ensuring that no one be deprived of life, liberty, or property except by a fair process. The fact that the Court has used the word “substantive” to describe a clause that is clearly about process creates an anachronism that defies language and logic. The Court in Roe wields the Clause to support abortion rights without any reasoned justification: after citing previous Supreme Court cases that erroneously established a broad constitutional right to privacy, the Court blithely asserted that this right “is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”
The opinion, which received a wave of criticism from those on both sides of the abortion debate, is infamous not only for its foundationless assertions about the meaning of the Due Process Clause, but also for its flawed historical analysis. In an attempt to evaluate societal opinions about abortion throughout history, Blackmun looks to ancient societies, such as the Persian Empire, as well as the views of modern American lobbying organizations, but completely skips over the state of abortion regulation at the time of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment. Conveniently so. In 1868 “there were at least 36 laws enacted by state or territorial legislatures limiting abortion,” stated Justice William Rehnquist in his dissent.
In his dissent, Justice Byron White accurately described this decision as “an exercise of raw judicial power.” Under the guise of constitutional interpretation, the activist majority seized from the American people their ability to decide this controversial issue through the democratic process. (Roe v. Wade; Heritage Foundation)
There is an innovative Pro-Life plan to circumvent Leftists in Congress and in the Supreme Court. The plan is called the Life at Conception Movement (Personhood). Some Pro-Life Activists in individual States have been lobbying for such a law on a State basis. Senator Rand Paul has taken the Movement to the National level by introducing S. 583 in March 2013:
Calendar No. 30
To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 14, 2013
Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mr. WICKER, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. BURR, Mr. COATS, Mr. COBURN, Mr. ENZI, Mrs. FISCHER, Mr. GRASSLEY, Mr. HOEVEN, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. MORAN, Mr. RISCH, Mr. THUNE, and Mr. JOHANNS) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time
March 18, 2013
Read the second time and placed on the calendar
To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Life at Conception Act of 2013’.
SEC. 2. RIGHT TO LIFE.
To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person, and pursuant to the duty and authority of the Congress, including Congress’ power under article I, section 8, to make necessary and proper laws, and Congress’ power under section 5 of the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act:
(1) HUMAN PERSON; HUMAN BEING- The terms ‘human person’ and ‘human being’ include each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.
(2) STATE- The term ‘State’, and as used in the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States and other applicable provisions of the Constitution, includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each other territory or possession of the United States.
Calendar No. 30
To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
March 18, 2013
Read the second time and placed on the calendar (S. 583: A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right … GovTrack.us)
Here is the Library of Congress summary of S. 583:
Life at Conception Act of 2013 – Declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being beginning at the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being. Prohibits construing this Act to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child. (S. 583 Library of Congress Summary; GovTrack.us)
The only drawback I see about S. 583 is that it is a Bill rather than an Amendment. A Bill is easy to repeal depending on the Political Party in power in Congress and/or POTUS. An Amendment centered around the Life at Conception Movement is difficult if not also impossible to get through Congress with America’s current political spectrum divide. On the other hand if Congress managed to pass such an Amendment I suspect a sufficient number of States would line up behind it. The most populous States may be bastions of Leftist deception; however more States are Conservative on the Pro-Life stand pertaining to abortion. Amendments are ratified by State Ratification rather than a direct popular vote.
If S. 583 passed with the slimmest of margins in both Houses of Congress I suspect the voters’ choice for President in 2008 and 2012 – our Marxist-in-Chief – would veto the legislation. However, a successful Congressional campaign to enact the Life at Conception Act can lead to an annual thorn in Obama’s side until a Conservative President is elected in 2016. With the Life at Conception Act in mind it should be a no-brainer that Conservatives must win both the Senate and the House in the November 2014 General Elections.
At any rate the standard form of pressure that can be placed on our Representatives and Senators is via the petition method. Obviously petitions have no impact on the law on a Federal basis; however Representatives and Senators due pay attention to the numbers of their constituents that sign a petition. The petition numbers give legislators an idea on how to operate their campaigns for reelection.
The National Pro-Life Alliance (NPLA) has been at least one of the vehicles that Senator Rand Paul to educate voters on the Life at Conception Act and how such a bill would use the Supreme Court’s own guidelines to make abortion on demand as a birth control method to at least become limited. The NPLA is not only using petitions to influence Representatives and Senators but the organization is also using the petition method as a fundraiser. This a fantastic fundraiser to participate in particularly for Christians who still believe in Biblical Morality. The NPLA petition will lead you to a donation page that will offer choices of donations. Take note that if you are in my boat and have a tight budget and you desire to make sure you give to your Church you might feel a bit limited if you even can donate to the Life at Conception cause; nonetheless one of the options is “other”. So I say, “DO SOMETHING!’ even if it is just $1 buck.
Sign the petition to bypass Roe v. Wade
By Senator Rand Paul
Sent: 10/24/2013 3:23 PM
Sent by National Pro-Life Alliance
Dear Concerned American,
For 40 years, nine unelected men and women on the Supreme Court have played God with innocent human life.
They have invented laws that condemned to painful deaths without trial more than 56 million babies for the crime of being “inconvenient.”
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation’s throat.
In the past, many in the pro-life movement have felt limited to protecting a life here and there — passing some limited law to slightly control abortion in the more outrageous cases.
But some pro-lifers always seem to tiptoe around the Supreme Court, hoping they won’t be offended.
Now the time to grovel before the Supreme Court is over.
Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, pro-life lawmakers can pass a Life at Conception Act and end abortion using the Constitution instead of amending it.
That is why it’s so urgent you sign the petition to your Senators and Congressman that I will link to in a moment.
You see, in the coming year it is vital every Member of Congress be put on record.
And your petition today will help do just that.
Signing the Life at Conception Act petition will help break through the opposition clinging to abortion-on-demand and get a vote on this life-saving bill to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A Life at Conception Act declares unborn children “persons” as defined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, entitled to legal protection.
This is the one thing the Supreme Court admitted in Roe v. Wade that would cause the case for legal abortion to “collapse.”
When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe v. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined “right of privacy” which it “discovered” in so-called “emanations” of “penumbrae” of the Constitution.
Of course, as constitutional law it was a disaster.
But never once did the Supreme Court declare abortion itself to be a constitutional right.
Instead the Supreme Court said:
“We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins . . . the judiciary at this point in the development of man’s knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”
Then the High Court made a key admission:
“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case [i.e., "Roe" who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn’t be clearer:
“. . . nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law.”
Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says:
“Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”
That’s exactly what a Life at Conception Act would do.
But this simple, logical and obviously right legislation will not become law without a fight.
And that’s where your help is critical.
Please click here to sign your petition right away.
By turning up the heat on Congress in 2013 through a massive, national, grass-roots campaign, one of two things will happen.
If you and other pro-life activists pour on enough pressure, pro-lifers can force politicians from both parties who were elected on pro-life platforms to make good on their promises and ultimately win passage of this bill.
But even if a Life at Conception Act doesn’t pass immediately, the public attention will set the stage to defeat radical abortionists in the next election.
Either way, the unborn win . . . unless you do nothing.
That’s why the National Pro-Life Alliance is contacting hundreds of thousands of Americans just like you to mobilize a grass-roots army to pass a Life at Conception Act. The first thing you must do is sign your petition by clicking here.
They are the key ingredient in the National Pro-Life Alliance’s plan to pass a Life at Conception Act. They’ll also organize:
… Hard-hitting TV, radio and newspaper ads to be run just before each vote, detailing the horrors of abortion and mobilizing the American people.
… Extensive personal lobbying of key members of Congress by rank and file National Pro-Life Alliance members and staff.
… A series of newspaper columns to be distributed free to all 1,437 daily newspapers now published in the United States.
… An extensive email, direct mail and telephone campaign to generate at least one million petitions to Congress like the one linked to in this letter.
Of course, to do all this will take a lot of money.
Just to email and mail the letters necessary to produce one million petitions will cost at least $460,000.
Newspaper, TV and radio are even more expensive.
But I’m sure you’ll agree pro-lifers cannot just sit by watching the slaughter continue.
The National Pro-Life Alliance’s goal is to deliver one million petitions to the House and Senate in support of a Life at Conception Act.
When the bill comes up for a vote in Congress, it is crucial to have the full weight of an informed public backing the pro-life position.
I feel confident that the folks at National Pro-Life Alliance can gather those one million petitions.
But even though many Americans who receive this email will sign the petition, many won’t be able to contribute. That’s why it’s vital you give $10, $25, $50, $100, or even more if you can.
Without your help the National Pro-Life Alliance will be unable to gather the one million petitions and mount the full-scale national campaign necessary to pass a Life at Conception Act.
A sacrificial gift of $35 or even $100 or $500 now could spare literally millions of innocent babies in years to come. But if that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10.
You should also know that a National Pro-Life Alliance supporter wants to make your decision to give easier by agreeing to match your donation, no matter the size, increasing its value by 50%!
And please help with a contribution of at least $25 or $35. Some people have already given as much as $500. Others have given $50 and $100.
But no matter how much you give, whether it’s chipping in with $10 or a larger contribution of $150, I guarantee your contribution is urgently needed and will be deeply appreciated.
That’s why I hope and pray that you will not delay a moment to make a contribution of $1000, $500, $100, $50, $25, or even $10 if you can.
Your contribution to the National Pro-Life Alliance and your signed petition will be the first steps toward reversing Roe v. Wade and waking up the politicians about where our barbarous pro-abortion policy is taking us.
United States Senator
P.S. The Supreme Court itself admitted – if Congress declares unborn children “persons” under the law, the constitutional case for abortion-on-demand “collapses.”
Please help make that happen. Sign your petition today to the National Pro-Life Alliance to reverse Roe v. Wade, along with a sacrificial contribution of $100, $50, $25. If that’s too much, please consider chipping in with a donation of $10.
You should also know a generous donor has agreed to match all contributions, no matter the size, increasing your gift to the National Pro-Life Alliance by 50%!
SUPPORT Life Begins at Conception
John R. Houk
© October 25, 2013
Sign the petition to bypass Roe v. Wade
The National Pro-Life Alliance occupies a unique and important role in the pro-life movement. The focus of many other pro-life groups is research, publications or counseling.
These are all important and worthwhile activities, but the National Pro-Life Alliance is singular in its focus on passing pro-life legislation that will protect the unborn from the moment of conception.
A wide array of legislative opportunities exists today upon which pro-life Americans must capitalize. Every year, National Pro-Life Alliance members are polled to set legislative and tactical priorities. Please click on the links below to learn more about the initiatives the National Pro-Life Alliance and its members rank as top priorities.
None of these battles will be easy. But they are all ultimately winnable. Pro-lifers owe the unborn nothing less. Thanks again for your interest in our program and your support for the unborn.
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)
It’s PAST TIME to Bring Back the “BALANCE OF POWER IN THE U.S.A.”!!!!!!!!!
Sent: 10/7/2013 10:14 AM
VIDEO: Behold A Pale Horse “America’s Last Chance” Part One
Does OBAMACARE DIVIDE SOCIETY?
Sent: 10/8/2013 1:35 PM
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
Brackets indicate Editor additions or contributions
Justin Smith writes about defunding Obamacare even if the debt ceiling is not ultimately raised. He believes the onus of the lack of budget will fall on President Barack Hussein Obama and the rest of the big spending Socialist-minded Dems. Most importantly Justin calls on individual States to utilize Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call a Constitutional Convention with a specified agenda to repeal Obamacare. A specified agenda would deal with the fear of both sides of the political spectrum that a Constitutional Convention is not a run-away convention destroying the spirit of the Founding Fathers’ revolutionary Constitution.
A Patriot’s Answer
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 9/23/2013 11:14 AM
As the October 1, 2013 enrollment period for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) nears and Obama and a host of temporary politicians and Progressives gleefully ruminate over permanent societal changes effected by the PPACA, some Americans are preparing to submit to the ignoble lie called “Obamacare,” even though nothing exists in the entirety of U.S. history, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause that empowers any of the three branches of the federal government to force a person to enter into a legally binding contract against the individual’s will. And, no matter what nonsense Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, the majority of the American people still know Obamacare to be unConstitutional and representative of a gross overreach of power by the Obama administration and the Progressives.
Obama has “found loopholes,” that he and Progressives surely knew existed beforehand, which exempt Congress and their staffers and the Executive and staff from Obamacare. They act as if this is the Obama monarchy and they, Republican and Democrat alike, are his entourage of aristocrats!
Since when do we make laws applicable to only certain segments of society anymore? Since when are government officials above the law? And, why should I or anyone else comply with a law that even exempts the unions and does not apply evenly and equally throughout our society?
Although Obama has warned of an “economic backslide” if the Republicans bring the Obamacare fight to the continuing resolution and fight him over the budget (lack of a budget) and raising the debt ceiling, some Republicans in the Senate, such as Bob Corker (R-TN)are refusing to attempt to defund Obamacare by September 30, because they do not want the blame for any government shutdown that may result from this fight; and now that the House funded the entire government except for Obamacare with a vote of 230 to 189, the Progressives in the Senate probably will not pass the bill, Obama will not sign it and the Progressive Democrats will be the ones shutting down the government.
Why run from this battle? Let the government shut down, and place the onus on Obama; his actions during such a shutdown will surely serve to return the Congress and the Senate to solid, conservative, patriotic American leadership in 2014 and 2016. And, do not worry about the essentials of government, because they continue normally during a government shutdown, unless Obama’s inclination towards illegal activity moves him to act unConstitutionally and interfere with the military, Medicare and Social Security.
House Representatives, such as Diane Black (R-TN) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have suggested that a government shutdown will allow Obama to decide which government services are the most vital for the “protection of life and property,” and they believe he will have the government purse at his disposal through “discretionary spending”. However, the President does not have such authority anywhere in the U.S. Constitution or any of its 27 Amendments. Essentially, they are saying that Obama will fund the PPACA even if he has to take funds from numerous government departments, illegally and unConstitutionally… which has never stopped him before; and, he may do just that, since he has no regard for the law, the U.S. Constitution or Our American Heritage!
Many elected officials, as well as noted newscaster Brit Hume (FoxNews), have observed that Obama will not readily accept a delay of the individual mandate, even though he illegally delayed the business mandate, because Obama needs to get the money flowing and people hooked on the “free” subsidized benefits under the PPACA; it is nearly impossible to reduce or end such a program, once it is really up and running, as history shows.
We cannot let Obamacare become permanently embedded in the social fabric of America; good or bad, Obamacare is nowhere near ready for implementation, therefore, delay, at the very least, is absolutely necessary, but ‘We the People’ continue to demand, “Defund Obamacare!”
When will anyone stand and fight? …ever?
“We don’t have the votes”…damn you Bob Corker…tell me something I don’t know and get out there and fight for those votes! If You spent as much time fighting to defund Obamacare as you do holding Obama’s hand and stating the obvious, Obamacare would already be a thing of the past!
Obama and his administration, the U.S. federal government or any government does not have the authority to trespass on our individual sovereignty. So, I will not be signing up for Obamacare on October 1, 2013 through January 2017, or at any time during my lifetime, and I will not voluntarily answer any medical questions on IRS tax-forms; fine me $285, $975 or $2085, I will not pay; come to arrest me, I will resist.
Anyone following my example will be called “criminal” by Obama and the Progressives… the real criminals. But, there is nothing “criminal” in defending the U.S. Constitution, Our American Heritage and our freedom, as we strive to return America to governance as a Constitutional Republic, rather than under an elitist despot. You are the Patriots!
As we engage in civil disobedience, let us all start a conversation with our state legislators and ask them to start working towards a States’ Convention for the purpose of proposing an Amendment to the Constitution that repeals the PPACA. A good starting point will have one state legislature…Tennessee, Virginia, Texas?… discuss this quickly with the other 49 legislatures; as soon as they can come to an agreement on this matter, they can begin choosing their delegates for the Convention.
Each respective state legislature will vote to attend or decline participation in such a Convention, and some states may place the question to the people in a referendum. It only takes thirty-three states presenting their Applications to congress to get the ball rolling, and Congress cannot impede this process in any manner, because its role regarding Article V is purely ministerial; the President and the U.S. Supreme Court cannot interfere with this Application or a convening States’ Convention.
There is also not any need to fear the myth of a “runaway Convention,” since each state delegate is sent with a very specific agenda in mind and directed by a quorum of the state legislature. These delegates are also subject to immediate recall if they stray erroneously from previously decided guidelines. And, whatever is proposed at one of these Conventions, in this case repealing Obamacare, must receive an affirmative vote from three fourths of the states; it naturally will also take some time to organize, but it is time well invested for the future of the American people.
Freedom and the dignity of the individual has never been more available and assured than right here in America, until the advance of the Obama regime. Our ancestors paid a high price for this Freedom, and Americans are certainly poised to pay a high price now and battle Obama and the Progressives with every available means. Whether or not Congress and the Senate ultimately defund Obamacare, Americans can and will decide on their own if they will be a free, responsible and prosperous people living under a Constitutional limited government or a dependent, indolent and impoverished people living at the State’s pleasure: We are too great a nation to limit ourselves and tolerate the confines of the tranny embodied by the PPACA and Obama’s “fundamental transformation!”
By Justin O. Smith
© Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Intro to ‘Stand and Oppose Obamacare’
Intro by John R. Houk
Justin Smith writes an excellent essay on repealing or actually defunding Obamacare. I truly approve of Smith’s activist call for the States to use Article V of the U.S. Constitution to take the issue out of the hands of the President, Congress and the Supreme Court. Congress does seem to buckle more often than to withstand Obama’s Executive despotism. SCOTUS’s 5-4 decision making Obamacare Constitutional if the funding is declared a tax rather than using the Commerce Clause to ram the beginnings of Socialistic healthcare down the throats of Americans.
Chief Justice Roberts tried to make a compromise by ruling that reference to the Commerce Clause was unconstitutional; however compelling people to pay for Obamacare insurance is valid as a tax:
However, according to the majority decision by John Roberts, the Supreme Court’s conservative chief justice, the mandate cannot be justified on commerce-clause grounds. Indeed, Mr. Roberts wholly affirms the argument that the commerce clause cannot regulate economic inactivity. From the syllabus of the decision:
Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority. Congress already possesses expansive power to regulate what people do. Upholding the Affordable Care Act under the Commerce Clause would give Congress the same license to regulate what people do not do. The Framers knew the difference between doing something and doing nothing. They gave Congress the power to regulate commerce, not to compel it. Ignoring that distinction would undermine the principle that the Federal Government is a government of limited and enumerated powers. The individual mandate thus cannot be sustained under Congress’s power to “regulate Commerce.” (John Roberts’s art of war; By W.W.; The Economist; 6/28/12 21:01)
So mysteriously SCOTUS transferred Individual Mandated funding from regulating Commerce to Taxation.
Commerce Clause: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;
To establish a … (Bold Emphasis Mine)
So here is the appearance the Dem controlled Executive Branch and SCOTUS colluded to circumvent the U.S. Constitution. By a two to one act of despotism the Constitution became irrelevant. However there is still a remedy in the Constitution to overcome two-branch despotism. That remedy is 2/3 of the fifty several states unite to have a Constitutional Convention to propose Amendments that must a 3/4 several state ratification to overcome the political despotism of the Dem Party controlled Executive Branch and SCOTUS subverting the Constitution.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. (Bold Emphasis Mine - The Constitution of the United States: Article V; National Archives – Federal Register)
The Constitution has never been amended by the initiation of “the several states”. An Amendment Constitutional Convention might be the last legal vestige to overcome political intransience of a polarized Executive Branch and Congress. AND a divided SCOTUS could not overrule any Amendment designed by a Constitutional Convention convened by “the several states”.
Justin Smith’s essay should inspire you to participate in an activism on the grassroots level to overcome Federal despotism.
Stand and Oppose Obamacare
By Justin O. Smith
September 19, 2013 11:58 am
In 2010, the Democratic controlled House passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 219 to 212, even though there had not been any great advocacy from the public on this issue. To the contrary, most Americans saw only a need in some health care sectors for slight reforms, and most Americans know now, just as they did then, that this misnamed legislation (“affordable”) will make matters worse for all America, rather than better; the Affordable Care Act is recognized by the majority of Americans as an egalitarian system based on Marxist principles, redistribution of the wealth, and the scarcity that accompanies such a system, as opposed to conservative free-market capitalist principles, tried and true, that have always yielded a great benefit to all; the PPACA is the worse piece of unConstitutional legislation in U.S. history, and Democrats and Republicans alike must recognize the negative impact of implementing the PPACA, and they must immediately defund it this month, as they also set in motion the repeal of the PPACA!
The PPACA/Obamacare has begun underfunded, and the system is ripe for corruption, bribery and abuses that will cost all Americans a great deal more than they are currently paying for health care. Whether one supports Obamacare or not, our tax-dollars, as prescribed by the PPACA, are now funding advertisements that excitedly explain just how wonderful Obamacare will be; those same collective tax-dollars will fund abortions and violate the conscience, religious beliefs and First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens who stand in opposition to abortion. And eventually, Obamacare’s poorly organized funding and implementation will force us all into a single-payer system, which will become the principle instrument of social control of the Progressive Democrats or any other unethical and immoral future administrations.
The flaws in Obamacare will become more apparent, and Americans will find themselves standing in long health care queues and provided medical services of dubious quality, because the more proficient medical professionals are already leaving medicine or planning to serve outside of Obamacare, until this is made illegal. Americans will necessarily need to join private medical groups comprised of citizens, who pool their resources in order to ensure the care of their members, which also leaves their freedom of choices and their privacy rights in place, because Obamacare has already shown itself to be a pipe-dream that will significantly increase the cost of a rationed health care system, kill jobs and the economy and still leave 30 million Americans un-insured!
“There are very few issues that are as personal and as tangible as health care, and implementation of the law over the next year is going to reveal a lot of kinks, a lot of red-tape, a lot of taxes, a lot of price increases and a lot of people forced into health care that they didn’t anticipate,” Brad Dayspring (Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee) recently stated.
Due to all the aforementioned, Obamacare is going to be an issue of critical importance in both the 2014 and 2016 elections, and it is beyond damned disgusting to watch Progressive “Republicans in name only”, such as Senator Bob Corker, Senator Lamar Alexander and Speaker John Boehner, pretend that they cannot stop Obamacare. Corker, in his slow drawl, laments, “Well, it’s the law now,” as if Congress has never before rescinded a U.S federal law. Boehner, feckless and pretentious, presides over one vote after another to repeal Obamacare, when he has known all along that the House can remove the government mechanisms that implement Obamacare from the appropriations part of the continuing resolution and essentially kill Obamacare. And, while Alexander says he has voted 23 times to repeal Obamacare, he voted extra funds for Obamacare during a shortfall of funds for the state exchanges.
These Progressive RINOs are no more anxious for the repeal of Obamacare than the Progressive Democrats, due to the power and wealth they look to gain in association with this Obamacare behemoth; these people are also representative of the status quo Republicans, who simply content themselves to work within the framework of any defeat the Progressive Democrats hand them, as they genuflect, lift their petticoats and await whatever favor Obama grants them!
The stage was set for this when the Progressive majority rammed Obamacare into law, and the U.S. Supreme Court did the bidding of the most extreme and radical U.S. President in history and found Obamacare “constitutional” in a fit of judicial activism aimed against our U.S. Constitution and against the will of the people. Americans witnessed firsthand tyranny, as described by James Madison in ‘Federalist Paper #47′:
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
Just imagine if past leaders had adopted the attitude of today’s Progressives concerning the Dredd Scott v. Sanford case (1857), and they never fought to abolish slavery, or they never passed the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. One must take a strong stand in opposition to any bad law of the magnitude of the Dredd Scott Decision or Obamacare, either one.
It is our responsibility and duty to defend the U.S. Constitution and our individual liberty in order that our children will live more free than now and, at the very least, as free as America’s Founders. This demands that we fight to our last dying breath to defund and repeal Obamacare. Those of you, so enamored with “Obama bucks”, Obamacare’s “free health care” give-away programs and “hope and change,” that you willingly give up your freedom to the State in exchange for the promise of “equality for all” in poverty, have wrapped yourselves in the cold embrace of the Statists’ chains. As for the remainder … the True American Patriots… demand that Congress remove Obamacare from the appropriations part of the continuing resolution before September 30, regardless of the imagined or real pitfalls that they envision; it’s better to lose a battle standing on one’s feet as a Free Man than to lose it on one’s knees…a coward!
If Congress fails America in this one simple task due to any fear that guides it, everyone should organize, in some form or fashion, and contact all their state legislators in every single state, blue and red alike, to start the process of involving each of their respective states in a States’ Convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that repeal Obamacare and halt several other aspects of government overreach in the manner described in Article V of the U.S. Constitution: “The Congress… on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which… shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States…”. This process trumps the President, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court!
By Justin O. Smith
© Justin O. Smith
Intro and Edited by John R. Houk
Posted September 1, 2013
This instalment of Tony Newbill emails focuses on the economy with the last email looking at the injustice of Federal Employees getting a pass from Obamacare because it would raise each employee’s insurance premium.
Here comes the Hyper-Inflation to the USA and Euro ZONE in Fuel!!!!!! ‘Petro-Yuan’ vs ‘Petrodollar’
7/25/2013 10:33 AM
With gold now traded in Yuan, it appears to be only a matter of time before oil is traded in Yuan thereby positioning the Yuan as ‘Petro-Yuan’ and a rival to the Petrodollar as the global reserve currency.
China’s Yuan Set to Become Global Reserve Currency with Gold Backing?
By Mark O’Byrne
25 July 2013
Recent media reports in China and Russia suggest that China is continuing to consider backing the yuan with gold. Since 2005, we have said that such a move by China was likely as China seeks to become a superpower and lessen and undermine U.S political dominance. We have in the past discussed the possibility of the Chinese pegging their currency to gold bullion.
… (READ ENTIRETY)
HEY will this be a PHONY SCANDAL???
7/25/2013 10:50 AM
[Editor: A humor look on how your personal data can be collected by a person buying pizza. This answers the question in Newbill’s title. You have to watch be clicking above link!]
Consider Private Sector Economy Transforming to a Govt. Phony Fiat Capitalist Economy
8/1/2013 12:02 PM
Let’s consider what is driving the fundamental transformation from a private sector driven Economy to one that’s initially funded by Governments around the world with Phony Fiat Capital….. I would like to draw your attention to what is said at this link:
The Green Agenda
“We require a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily.
Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations,
rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change – these are all forms of
appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that
sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation
of society will not be necessary.”
- Al Gore,
Earth in the Balance
The Great Shift
Environmental activists often claim that modern human civilisation is ‘destroying the earth’ and our harmful activities are overwhelming Gaia’s ability to regenerate ‘herself.’ As discussed in my article about the Club of Rome (CoR) the concepts of sustainability and ‘ecological overshoot’ were brought to widespread public attention by the CoR in their 1972 report Limits to Growth. According to their predictions by now we should have run out of many vital resources, including zinc, aluminium and uranium, and be experiencing extreme food and oil shortages.
Despite the obvious failure of their dire warnings to eventuate the CoR, and a plethora of other environmental organisations, have continued to proclaim that the planet is rapidly approaching critical tipping points that will plunge the earth into an ecological collapse and result in the dieoff of thousands of species (including us). Of course the most successful tool they have found to promote this concept is Global Warming. Most other environmental problems are of a local or regional nature, are clearly visible, and can be addressed with appropriate regulations. Global Warming, however, is caused by an invisible trace gas, an essential nutrient for life, and a by-product of almost every human activity (even breathing) but, they claim, it will doom us all!
For more than thirty years the CoR has proclaimed that our modern society is unsustainable and must be replaced by an “interdependent sustainable global society, based on respect and reverence for the Earth.” This theme has become rooted deeply within the environmental movement. There is now a constant and increasingly loud drumbeat for CHANGE. This has coincided with a dramatic escalation in the rhetoric of those eager to pronounce our doom. According to a recent report the use of the word ‘crisis’ in the mainstream media has been increasing by more than 10% per year since 1995.
This psychological warfare has been very successful. Many people now feel afraid and uncertain. They tell us that soon there will be no more oil, the economy is about to collapse and our children are going to burn. No wonder people are beginning to embrace the ‘green solutions’ that they promise will lead us away from the abyss. Of course this has been the plan all along. The CoR state clearly in their own words:
“Man possesses, for a small moment in his
history, the most powerful combination of knowledge,
tools, and resources the world has ever known. He has
all that is physically necessary to create a totally new form
of human society - one that would be built to last for
generations. The two missing ingredients are a realistic,
long-term goal that can guide mankind to the equilibrium
society and the Human Will to achieve that goal.”
- Club of Rome,
Limits to Growth (1972)
“The common enemy of humanity is man.
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up
with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming,
water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these
dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through
changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.
The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
- Club of Rome,
The First Global Revolution (1992)
Fortunately, those pushing the Green Agenda have already developed a range of alternative world systems which, they say, will solve the problems that humanity has caused. These proposals go by various names: The Great Shift, The Great Transition, A New Green Deal, The Planetary Phase, The Power Down, The Great Descent etc. However, they all seem to several elements in common: a global management system for world resources, a global currency, replacing nation states with regional unions, population control/reduction, and … READ THE REST
And then please take a Look at this, because we the people are being played for FOOLS!!!!!!!
[Editor: the below writing only makes sense in Newbill parlance if it is a demonstration of the propaganda idiocy by Left Wing NWO. Otherwise it is a bit confusing.]
A quote from a Paragraph in this Link speaks volumes and Strikes directly at the heart of a Capitalist economic system and explains why we see an unsustainable debt slowing [and] collapsing the current economic system worldwide. Gandhi said, “[B]e the change you want to see in the world”. In today’s world this means change your consciousness so others would change theirs. How can you do that? First of all, get rid of the old consciousness, and the values and beliefs that support it.
Ask yourself: do you believe that —
o Everyone is separate and rightfully pursues just his or her own interest.
o Life is a struggle for existence; only the fittest (meaning the wealthiest or most powerful) survives.
o In the ruthless competition for fitness the ends justify the means.
o The more money you have, the better you are (and very likely also the happier).
o People owe allegiance only to one nation and one company—the rest are strangers and competitors.
o If we want peace, we must prepare for war.
o Technology and efficiency are the answer, no matter what the question.
o For all intents and purposes the Earth is an inexhaustible source of resources and an infinite sink of wastes.
o The environment can be engineered like a settlement or a highway to fit our needs and demands.
If you hold such beliefs, you are part of the problem. But how can you become part of the solution? Here you must take a further step: adopt new thinking. As Einstein said, you can’t solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that produced the problem.
The Quest for a Quantum Leap in Human Affairs
By Ervin Laszlo
We are approaching a major watershed; a global tipping point. Our very survival is in question.
We are destroying the planet. The production of essential biological and physical resources has already peaked. Forests, species of fish, and coral reefs are damaged and disappearing, soils are impoverished by overcropping and by chemicals; diversity is reduced by genetic manipulation. The reserves of fresh water are diminishing; more than half the world’s population faces water shortages. And climate change threatens to make much of the planet unsuited for food production and habitation.
We are destroying the fabric of society. There is growing insecurity in countries both rich and poor and greater propensity to resort to terrorism and war. Islamic fundamentalism is spreading throughout the Middle East, religious fanaticism is growing in America, neo-Nazi and other extremist movements are surfacing in Europe. The gap is widening between the wealthy and powerful and the poor and marginalized. Eighty percent of the world’s domestic product belongs to one billion people, and the remaining twenty percent is shared by five-and-a-half billion. One in three urban dwellers live in slums, shantytowns and urban ghettoes; more than 900 million are classified as slum-dwellers.
If we continue in this way, changing weather patterns will create drought and hurricanes, harvest failures, and rising sea levels. Famine and frustration will fuel terrorism and trigger wars. The delicate balance of our global interdependence will … READ ENTIRETY
State Law could Kill ‘Made in USA’ Label
8/1/2013 3:45 PM
And we wonder why our middle class is dying?????
State law could kill ‘Made in USA’ label
If a company wants to label its product “Made in the USA,” it had better beware of selling it in California, which may allow people to sue the company for using the label.
While the other 49 states adhere to federal standards allowing a product to carry the “Made in the USA” label if it is substantially manufactured in the U.S., California alone requires a product be 100-percent American made. Not a pin, not a screw can be made anywhere else.
In fact, in 2011 California’s Supreme Court affirmed in Kwikset v. Benson that the company Kwikset could be sued for using the label on one of its locks because the screws in it were manufactured in Mexico.
Far from protecting American manufacturers and consumers, however, even the Made in USA Foundation is warning California’s law is placing a chilling effect on American companies everywhere.
“In our new global economy it is virtually impossible to manufacture a high-tech product 100-percent in the USA,” explained Joel Joseph, chairman of the Made in the USA Foundation, in support of a California Assembly bill that would amend the law and bring the state into line with federal guidelines.
“The fact that California is the only state in the nation to have such rigid standards is a barrier to business,” added California Assemblyman Brian Jones, R-Santee, sponsor of the bill, AB 890, which was blocked in committee June 25 but has been granted reconsideration. “The inconsistency in law has resulted in … (READ THE REST – State law could kill ‘Made in USA’ label: ‘Joblessness and dysfunctional government go hand in hand’; By Drew Zahn; WND; 6/30/13 1:33 PM)
How Long before the Tradeoff Stagnates?
8/2/2013 9:03 AM
So as long as Metals/raw resources keep selling off in the West and relocate to Asia they will continue to take dollars in exchange for Durable is what I see in these reports.
LBMA Data: Beyond The Smoke And Mirrors
By Michael O’Brien
2 August 2013
On Wednesday, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) published June clearing turnover statistics for the over-the-counter London Gold Market which revealed a new multi-year record of astronomical monthly ‘gold clearing’ activity for June and rounded off a quarter of record activity from April to June, a period during which the gold price fell substantially. These monthly statistics are usually released at least one month after the end of the reporting month, hence the latest figures were released on July 31st.
On a six month comparison from January to June 2013, even though the gold price fell by 20.7% over the period, demand for gold shot up by 39%. As the LBMA commented on Wednesday:
“demand for gold has increased by 39% since January, buoyed by strong physical demand particularly from China and India which has more than offset sales by ETF funds in the western economies”
June gold clearing figures broke a new record for millions of ounces transferred with on average 29 million ounces transferred (cleared) per day in the London Market, improving on the previous multi-year record of 28.2 million ounces transferred per day which was reached in May.
Since the gold price trended lower in June compared in May, the average daily value in US dollar cleared was lower in June than in May, even though volume was higher. The June average daily number of gold transfers reached … READ ENTIRETY
This Week’s Market Updates (7/29 to 8/1/13)
Well No Wonder the Support at the Federal Level for Obamacare will Continue!!!!!!!!
8/2/2013 9:29 AM
The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue regulations saying that the government can continue to make the employer contribution to the health plans of congressional members and aides, according to several Hill sources.
Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.
The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from Capitol Hill, will issue a ruling that says the government can continue to make a contribution to the health care premiums of members of Congress and their aides, according to several Hill sources.
A White House official confirmed the deal and said the proposed regulations will be issued next week.
Just Wednesday, POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama told Democratic senators that he was personally involved in finding a solution.
The problem was rooted in the original text of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) inserted a provision which said members of Congress and their aides must be covered by plans “created” by the law or “offered through an exchange.” Until now, OPM had not said if the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program could contribute premium payments toward plans on the exchange. If payments stopped, lawmakers and aides would have faced thousands of dollars in additional premium payments each year. Under the old system, the government contributed nearly 75 percent of premium payments.
Edited by John R. Houk
© Tony Newbill
Brackets indicate words added by Editor.
John R. Houk
© August 30, 2013
This is a paid ad from Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) using the Dustin Stockman – Don’t Tread on Me website as the vehicle for the email (I have seen similar vehicles for AMAC). I am not an AARP member however I do use the AARP sponsored health insurance written by United Healthcare as a Supplemental Medical Insurance to the Medicare that I use.
AARP is the largest senior citizen advocacy group in America. My problem with AARP is that it has become a Leftist rubber stamp for the Democratic Party. Below is an excerpt from Discover the Networks on AARP:
While AARP describes itself as politically “non-partisan,” it consistently supports leftist initiatives that reflect Democratic Party agendas and AARP’s own stated commitment to “collective purpose” geared toward “social change” advocacy. For example, the organization backs entitlements for migrant workers; favors a progressive tax structure that places a disproportionate burden on high earners; endorses the estate tax; opposes the privatization of Social Security; opposes the reformation of Medicare and Social Security entitlements; and favors strict gun control. In 2003, AARP lauded the passage of a massive Medicare prescription drug plan which added, by some measures, $15.6 trillion to America’s long-term entitlement deficit.
In 2009 AARP lobbied heavily in favor of health-care reform, supporting in particular the “public option” which was favored by Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives but was dropped from the final legislation because it imperiled the bill’s passage in the Senate. AARP’s motives for backing the so-called “Obamacare” plan were as much financial as they were ideological. Because the legislation eliminated hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies from the Medicare Advantage program which allowed 11 million Medicare beneficiaries to buy additional benefits from private insurance companies, AARP foresaw that many of those people would now be in the market for products like its own “Medigap.”
A large number of AARP members felt betrayed by the organization’s support for Obamacare. On July 28, 2009, for example, some 4,174 members called the organization to register their opposition to the proposed healthcare plan, while only 36 members called in support. The following day, the numbers were 2,656 opposed, 23 in support.
Seventy-one pages of emails released in September 2012 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee showed that throughout the Obamacare debates of 2009-10, AARP leaders—particularly policy chief John Rother, health policy director Nora Super (who later went to work for President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department), executive vice president Nancy LeaMond, and senior vice president David Sloane—had been in constant contact with President Obama’s top aides, most notably Nancy-Ann DeParle and Jim Messina. As the Wall Street Journal reports (READ ENTIRETY)
In my opinion this places the AARP as a Leftist minion of the Obama agenda and the Dems. This is where AMAC (Not to be confused with a similar acronym which is American Muslim Advisory Council which is a Radical Muslim connected organization) enters the picture. Here is an AMAC excerpt from their website:
We are the new senior organization. And we need your help to grow.
AMAC was developed for anyone age 50 or above, and to provide discounts not available anywhere else.
Discounts for AMAC members include hotel and motel discounts at over 7,000 locations across the country, discounts to help you save on auto and homeowners insurance, and we’re working very hard to provide exclusive discounts in your local area.
Stores, restaurants, and business in your town and neighborhood are joining the AMAC merchant network to provide you with substantial discounts of 10% or more on products and services. New merchants are joining every day (see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on our local discounts efforts). Our local discount offerings have been a home run on Long Island and Westchester, New York, as well as central Florida. It is our goal to expand our local discounts program to every town in America. Help us spread the word by asking your favorite local merchants to contact us about being included in the program!
We at AMAC feel it is time for the people to speak out for the traditional American values of faith, family, and freedom. We promise to be your advocate to fight the good fight. Please explore our website to learn how you can benefit by becoming a member. Stand together with us. (AMAC about page)
Check out the subtitles on AMAC’s key issues page:
Our Stance on Key Issues
AMAC strongly feels that American citizens are excessively taxed. There should be a reduction in income tax rates for all wage earners. Likewise, corporations are over taxed. When a corporation is …
Growth in Government
AMAC favors a reduction in the number of Federal departments and employees. Our government has grown at the Federal, State and local levels. In Washington we now have twice as many Departments as we had 100 years ago. As government grows …
Balanced Budget & the National Debt
The annual budget has gone out of control. The President and the congress have lost sight …
AMAC believes it is a serious mistake to have the Federal government interfere and dictate how medical care is provided in this country. The present system of State regulations and free enterprise has proven satisfactory for over 85% of our citizens. A simple change in …
AMAC is pro-life. We are against abortion in principle …
Amac believes in sensible Immigration Reform. We don’t believe in racial profiling or the harassment of legal immigrants. Amac is for legal immigration. There is …
Second Amendment- the right to bear arms
We believe that the Second Amendment, which states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, is an integral part of our freedom.
AMAC supports the Constitution of the United States of America and our Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment. Exercising the …
Fair Tax and Flat Tax
While AMAC has not taken an official stance on HR25/S13 or HR1040, we feel the American public should be aware of both options. AMAC believes … (READ ENTIRETY)
The point is AARP is Left Wing and is in love with big government which means too much power over the lives of Senior Citizens. The same organization and government that promises universal entitlement will be the same that toss unhealthy Seniors under the bus in deciding the poorer elderly serve no purpose as active members of society.
AMAC is for less government and showing ways to use the Free Market to make the costs of living longer an affordable situation even if the government begins to ignore you while unhealthy.
When AMAC becomes bigger with more members then it will also health insurance on a free market basis that will be competitive with AARP’s sponsored insurance (which Obamacare may eliminate because AARP sponsored insurance is a Free Market Supplemental Insurance).
Currently the best AMAC can do in Medical Care is to offer discount programs. For me that is not sufficient; however AMAC offers all the other perks and discounts that AARP members receive. Take note you don’t have to be an AARP member to participate in the Supplemental Insurance program they offer. You just have to be on Medicare to get the Free Market better coverage. So join AMAC. Help grow AMAC. Make AMAC membership an attractive competitor to AARP. Then AMAC will also be looked at by private insurance companies to offer a competitive plan for AMAC members.
Here is the ad I received in my email which is really an AMAC membership recruiting advertisement.
AMAC vs AARP –Battling for the Hearts and Minds of Seniors
Sent via Stockton Breakdown
Sent: August 29, 2013 6:19 AM
If you haven’t chosen AMAC over AARP yet, you may want to reconsider.
During the first Presidential debate, President Obama touted the support of AARP for ObamaCare several times. While AARP immediately responded by saying, “AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party”, recently released emails between the White House and AARP operatives seem to indicate that AARP threw their tremendous lobbying power behind the legislation despite the fact they were getting calls overwhelmingly against it.
In fact, on September 20, 2012, Kimberley A. Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote:
“Thanks to just-released emails from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we now know that AARP worked through 2009-2010 as an extension of a Democratic White House, toiling daily to pass a health bill that slashes $716 billion from Medicare, strips seniors of choice, and sets the stage for rationing. We know that despite AARP’s awareness that its seniors overwhelmingly opposed the bill, the ‘nonpartisan organization’ chose to serve the president’s agenda.
The 71 pages of emails show an AARP management taking orders from the White House, scripting the president’s talking points, working to keep its board ‘in line’ and pledging a fealty to ‘the cause.’ Seniors deserve to know all this, as AARP seeks to present itself as neutral in this presidential election.”
AARP refuses to take a formal position on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (“rationing board”) portion of ObamaCare and even defends some aspects of the board. Given the negative impact that the IPAB will have on seniors, this is unbelievable (but sadly, not unexpected).
AMAC is against the harsh provisions in ObamaCare that gives the Federal government complete control of our healthcare. It destroys the best healthcare system in the world, takes 716 billion dollars out of Medicare, and has the power to restrict and ration our medical treatment.
AMAC is fighting to keep our right to receive treatment from our doctors without the interference of Federal bureaucrats.
Big government experiments like the “stimulus” and ObamaCare have only increased the uncertainty and instability, and are core reasons for the persistently high unemployment rate and why the household incomes of Mature Americans have declined so much.
AMAC, The Association of Mature American Citizens, believes we can do much better. As a steadily growing alternative to groups like AARP, and with an expanding influence in the Nation’s capital, we aim to champion the interests of Mature Americans, seniors, and prospective retirees. We believe in religious freedom, free enterprise, and support common sense solutions to our Nation’s largest challenges.
Bottom line – Our livelihoods, our families’ future prosperity and our standards of living should not be threatened by bad policies emanating from Washington, DC.
AMAC Fights for You!
AMAC, the leading Conservative Alternative to AARP
Dan Weber, President and Founder of AMAC, delivers remarks with the House GOP Doctors Caucus the day the Supreme Court decided to uphold ObamaCare. Standing with Dan are (from left to right) Representatives, Paul Broun (GA-10th), John Fleming (LA-4th), Phil Gingrey GA-11th), Joe Heck (NV-3rd), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25th), and Tim Murphy (PA-18th).
As AMAC continues to grow and build a presence in DC, we’re able to stand up to the tremendous lobbying power of AARP on behalf of concerned conservative Americans like you.
A senator told us, “You have got to grow AMAC!” When we asked him why, he said, “You don’t understand, when AARP comes to our committees they say they represent older Americans. We know at times they really don’t, but because of their numbers we have got to listen to them. When AMAC has one million members we can tell them they are not the only one we will listen to.”
AMAC can do something AARP will not do – we’ll fight against the horror of big government “solutions” like Obamacare with common sense solutions. But now, more than ever, AMAC needs your help!
If you want to belong to an organization that takes its marching orders from its members and speaks out for conservative values, JOIN AMAC!
For a limited time, a 5-year membership is available for less than $1 a month, and you’ll have access to exclusive AMAC benefits – such as the members-only auto and home insurance program, access to licensed Medicare counselors, the AMAC Roadside Assistance Program, travel, and much more!
Better FOR YOU,
Better for America!
AARP Leftist – AMAC Conservative
John R. Houk
© August 30, 2013
AMAC vs AARP –Battling for the Hearts and Minds of Seniors
John R. Houk
August 12, 2013
Congress is too polarized on both sides of the political spectrum to initiate an Amendment process to settle issues that prevents an activist Judiciary from touching the amended law. HOWEVER, there is another Amendment process that can exclude the U.S. Congress. That process is spelled out in Article V:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. (Bold Emphasis Mine)
In Justin Smith’s essay below he refers to Article IV as a part of the Constitution calling for a Convention; however I am certain he was referring to Article V. I agree with Justin that a Constitutional Convention might be the only way to preserve the Union of the United States without chaos dividing our nation by another Civil War.
It is not the first time that Conservatives have suggested a Constitutional Convention. A Convention has never happened except for the one that established our current Constitution and a Union of States under one Republic. The modern reasons for fearing a Constitution is that the nature of the Constitution could change radically favoring either side of the American political spectrum. In such a case a Civil War might still occur.
Justin’s central theme is the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare.
America’s Ailment/ or Elective Despotism
By Justin Smith
Sent: 8/12/2013 10:41 AM
The continuing resolution that now funds the U.S. government, in place of a real budget, will require a new vote on September 30, 2013, and this represents the best opportunity Americans may ever have to free themselves from a burdensome, dangerous and unconstitutional piece of legislation called the Affordable Health Care Act or Obamacare. If we do not want our children and future generations to become slaves of government and their rights subject to arbitrary curtailment, then all Americans, who understand and recognize this piece of legislation and Obama’s “fundamental transformation” agenda as one huge step on the path towards tyranny, are bound by duty and conscience to support the total defunding of Obamacare, as emphatically and forcibly as possible within the U.S. House and Senate!
In his 1796 Farewell Address, George Washington warned of dangers associated with political parties: “… sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.”
Recently, with only an imperial and utopian declaration, Obama delayed the business mandate section of Obamacare, scheduled for full implementation in 2014 by law, until 2015; however, he left the individual mandate in place by design. Obama hopes that the difficulties in repealing Obamacare will become insurmountable, as increasing numbers of people become dependent on receiving the subsidies associated with Obamacare. This is only the last in a long list of unconstitutional acts by Obama the despot.
Since May 2013, Americans have witnessed Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, attempt to coerce businesses and insurance companies into contributing millions of dollars towards the organization and implementation costs of Obamacare, which many officials, such as Speaker John Boehner and Senator Harry Reid, are now recognizing to be “a train wreck” waiting to happen, as described by Senator Max Baucus, if more funding and better administrative and functional structures are not in place by 2014. Insurers have spurned Sebelius’ efforts, because they are already facing $100 billion in new taxes over a decade under Obamacare.
And to add insult to injury, the Obama administration will be placing advertisements through Obama’s Organizing for Action “grass-roots” network in order to “educate people about the law.” Funding for this sort of campaign was actually written into Obamacare, and you and I… the taxpayer… pay for these advertisements, even when we oppose this legislation. This year the Obama administration will steal $780 million more for these ads!
Last month, Senator Tom Harkin stated, “The sooner we get back to a good, progressive, populist message, the better off we’re going to be as Democrats.” But this is just one more symptom in America’s ailment, inasmuch as, too many Democrats and Republicans alike are Progressives, synonymous with statist, utopian and communist.
Entire sections of Obamacare have their origins in the early 20th century Progressive Era eugenics movement (approx. 1899-1939) and “The Passing of the Great Race” by Madison Grant, which was translated to German in 1925. It’s not any misrepresentation or hyperbole to state that many modern day Progressives still hold to the views and beliefs of the early Progressives, when we have a sitting President who voted for partial-birth abortion. We gain further insight into Progressive views, as we read Grant’s work: “The laws of nature require the obliteration of the unfit and human life is valuable only when it is of use to the community or race.” Reconcile that with “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”, if you can!
While Americans are already receiving “refund checks” for the initial purchase of the first month of health care insurance under Obamacare, various areas of the United States, according to the Heritage Foundation, are experiencing between 80% and 200% cost increases, depending on one’s location. And, it gets worse next year, when a new sales tax on health insurance goes into effect with an annual $8 billion price-tag.
Along with Obama’s ignoble lies and distortions regarding health-care reform, we have watched Kathleen Sebelius double-count funds cut from Medicare in order to present $500 billion in fictitious savings. America has also heard the Congressional Budget Office report that 800,000 people will lose their jobs directly due to Obamacare, and start-up costs over-budget are now known to be $2.8 trillion!
Obamacare is designed to fail, and, in the process, this will force Americans into a single-payer system, which will give the government complete control over the individual through numerous avenues of coercion. Senator Harry Reid admitted as much last week on the PBS Round Table, when he stated, “Obamacare is just a stepping-stone to a single-payer system.”
Senator Bob Corker has called continued talk of repeal “just plain silliness.” So, are we to simply lie down and surrender? Are we really going to do nothing to stop Obamacare and its destruction of individual liberty, as government bureaucrats make life and death decisions for us all? HELL NO!
No matter that Congress voted for Obamacare, the President signed it, and Chief Justice John Roberts manipulated and mangled the English language to be certain that he could declare it “constitutional”, it is beyond obvious to so many newly elected Congressmen and Senators, such as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and so many ordinary Americans that Obamacare is in fact unconstitutional. Therefore, over the course of the long haul, all good, freedom-loving, patriotic Americans must start working towards a Constitutional Convention, as outlined under Article IV of the U.S. Constitution, and proposed amendments to halt this very type of government abuse and “ELECTIVE DESPOTISM”, that Thomas Jefferson described in his “Notes on the State of Virginia”, which James Madison quoted in Federalist Paper #48; too many great Americans died, on the beachhead of Normandy, near the Yalu River and on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, fighting the very ideology Obama holds dear for Americans to allow this administration, or any like it, to continue unchecked and unrestrained!
To date the House has successfully, if only symbolically, voted to repeal Obamacare 38 times. Of course the Senate refused to do likewise due to the Democrat majority within it, which brings us back to the real and viable act of defunding Obamacare.
Speaker John Boehner often observes that “the House represents only one-half of one-third of the government”, but this should not give him reason to pause at such a critical juncture of history. Congress and the true will of the people have been ignored by the Senate, Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court, and, since all spending must be authorized by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, the Republican House majority must not be afraid to use the power that they now hold; they must not fail to defund Obamacare out of fear that an Obama/Reid initiated government shutdown will cost them the 2014 election: Remember, the Progressive Democrats had no qualms or pangs of conscience when they used every parliamentarian maneuver and dirty trick imaginable to foist this piece of tyranny upon America!
By Justin O. Smith
© Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
John R. Houk
© January 23, 2013
I still have the lingering effects of the flu. I have not partaken of a flu shot, but I am here to tell you when the last vestige of the flu dies in my body I am going to get a flu shot!
I have had the flu in the past. After all I am 56years old. This flu though was extremely rough on the old five senses. I had the lung congestion of a cold, my body ached and my head hurt so mightily it reminded me of hangovers of those youthful years I’d just liked to forget. The difference between youthful hangovers the ache in my head from the flu was fantastical. I never-never-never-NEVER want to feel that again.
My wife has discouraged me from getting a flu shot because of the negative side effects that friends and family had told her about. After this last experience with the flu I can honestly say, “Forget that!” The negative side effects are infinitesimal compare to the symptom of the flue. Even if one of those negative side effects is death, I might consider death better than the suffering torture of the flu.
Here is a short balanced article on the flu shot 2013: How Bad Is the Flu? How Good Is the Shot?
John R. Houk
© June 26, 2012
I am not a Senior Citizen on Medicare; however I am a 55 plus person on a disability with a Medicare Advantage plan. I have read opponents to Obamacare say that Obama’s medical reform will raise the insurance cost or the out of pocket for Medicare recipients. Less frequently I have read a different perspective from pro-Obamacare pundits. Pro-Obamacare pundits are way less in number than anti-Obamacare pundits.
A friend of mine sent a slideshow to me that is anti-Obamacare and is actually part of a chain email. You clink the link in the chain email to view the slideshow. As of today 6/26/12 there is only one comment at the slide show and it is from a pro-Obamacare pundit.
So this is what I going to do: I am going to copy and paste the chain email which includes the link. On the blogs I post on that allow the-embed of a non-YouTube format I will do so. Otherwise you will have to follow the link to the slideshow. If you are knowledgeable on how Obamacare affects Medicare please comment on the blog and the link to the slideshow.
JRH 6/26/12 (Hat Tip: Shirley)
Check out The President’s $8 Billion Coincidence
Sent: Jun 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM
This 2 1/2 minute info-video may open some eyes. Let’s hope so.
Forward this to every senior you know and ask them to pass this along. Very important they all know what is going to happen…..
Remember what FDR said, “There are no coincidences in politics…”
[Author: John A
Modified: Apr 29, 2012
Length: 2 mins 25 secs , 13 slide(s)]
Comment from above link 6/25/12:
Posted 19 hours ago (6/25/12)
This is a perfect example of a misleading article obviously from someone associated with an Advantage insurer. The subsidy was put in place to get support from the insurance companies. It will always be cheaper for Medicare with a single payer (Gov).
June 19, 2012
I went through the Heart Cath procedure with flying colors. No stints were needed so I was in and out the same day.
Thanks for your prayers. Thanks for your support.
If any would like to help defray the cost of $600 bucks for the outstanding bill it will be humbly accepted. I know $600 does not sound like much; however I am on a disability which is not exactly a high paying job. I do have payment arrangements to make it affordable, but still the financial stretch is there with my monthly income.
Here is the donation paragraph I used on Sunday prior to my Heart Cath:
At my SlantRight 2.0 and the old SlantRight.com archive site I have PayPal buttons you can use if the prompting occurs. Or you can click this PayPal generated link to donate. Any amount would be appreciated; however I am not trying to defray the costs of my medical bill by guilt. If you are not prompted to donate, please pray for me concerning the heart cath procedure and for resources to open up to pay the bill.