Saturday, January 24, 2009

Prison Commentary

P r i s o n C o m m e nt a r y Be sure to read the related story below..."...when the United States can no longer service its debt it collapses as an economic entity. We would be an economically collapsed state. The only way government can function and can maintain control in an economically collapsed state is through a military dictatorship.”

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A few years ago, actually, slightly longer than that, I was assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California where one of my responsibilities was to perform anti-mortem and post mortem inspections of the locally raised cattle for the federal prison system. Within the boundaries of the federal property, stood the Lompoc Federal prison; a maximum security prison. Outside the walls of the so-called big house trustees worked at the abattoir. This is where I performed my inspections to assure that no diseased carcass entered the food chain.

Obviously, I worked close to convicted felons and was privy to talk with them unrestrained by any thou-shalt-nots. The first time I spoke with one of the inmates was right off the get-go… I wasn’t at VAFB a week when an inmate asked, “How do you like southern California?” My reply (having been stationed in California some three years earlier) was, “California is pretty nice however the cost of living is pretty high.” Without stopping to think about it, the inmate bounced back with, “You don’t worry about it, if you’re a crook!” “Good answer.” I said, “Good answer!” as I was amused at his naiveté.

While the above commentary would give the reader some trivial insight as to some of the goings on inside the prison system, the overall cost of supporting prisoners by the taxpayer is no trivial matter. Take the following comment by a prison employee…whether accurate or not, your insight to prison is that the costs are going out of sight! - Norman E. Hooben

I work in a California prison. Perhaps you should see how egregiously Californians are paying for the healthcare of these criminals where simply poor people, victims' families, and even veterans lack comparable healthcare.
These inmates get medical care that is far beyond what would be considered necessary. Unfortunately, prison doctors have to approve of these unnecessary treatments due to the ever present threat of law suits by opportunistic groups like the PRISON LAW OFFICE (www.prisonlaw.com), who have dedicated their work to the sheer welfare of rapists and murderers.
Unfortunately, it is only the occasional random deaths of inmates that the public hears about. Most Californians are shocked to find out that inmates get any healthcare, let alone the luxury kind that they get. Most prison employees like me, after they start working inside a prison, get amazed at the luxurious and great medical services the inmates get. If you have never spent time in a prison, you would not know this.
Tax-payers should find out about all the lotions, creams, dandruff shampoos, and moisturizers that these inmates get in the guise of medical care. They should find out about the thousands of inmates that get corrective minor surgery to their knees or shoulders (at 30,000 a surgery
) for an injury that happened to them, say 20 years ago outside, but never bothered to fix - the kind of surgery that a pro athlete gets for improving his play. They should find out about the $20,000 nose jobs they get for a minor nasal septal deviation that happened to them 40 years ago as a child. California tax-payers should find out about thousands of inmates that get sophisticated radiology tests such as MRIs (at $3000 per MRI) for back, knee, or shoulder pain, which they fake in order to get special accommodations (like a bottom bunk which means a status symbol among prisoners). These are just examples of egregious extravagances that California tax-payers have to cover for their prisoners. If Californians were informed by the media about such things, they would write their legislators and force them to take a tougher stance against this wasteful insanity
The prison population has stolen the clause "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" out of its context of severe punishments over 200 years ago, to dupe the people of this state and country into giving them the luxuries of life inside America's Prisons. No wonder, over 70% of prison inmates are in there for not the first time. If prison had maintained its original meaning of a punishing environment, you would think more of them, having been there once, would do anything not to go back. Most career criminals in this state do not fear prison, and in fact look forward to being there.
Sure, give them life-saving treatment and treatment that would prevent major illness, pain and suffering, but you have to draw the line somewhere. Only a well-informed public could do this, through contacting their law-makers and fighting this at the Federal level, which is what is forcing California now to pay dearly. Last year, the State spent more than $7000 per inmate's healthcare! In comparison it spent less than $3500 per employee for state employees who are entitled to full medical benefits through their jobs.

Last month, a report by the Pew Center on the States came out that right now a record 1 in 100 Americans are in prison (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23392251). They cited reasons such as high crime rate, tougher laws, etc. But a very important reason was the higher recidivism. Most inmates in California's prisons, about 75% are there not for the first time. This is partly because inmates have managed to make prison a much more pleasant place, than say 50 years ago, when prison was still considered punishment. It is really time for the Supreme Court to draw a line on how civil lawyers can abuse the 8th amendment for its ban on "cruel and unusual punishment". Many inmates are using this clause to win the comforts and luxuries of outside life behind bars, really taking away the punishment factor out of prison. Prison should have a rehabilitative factor. However, a good part of this factor is contributed by its corrective and punishment elements. Purely rehabilitative services should be reserved for those who have destroyed only their own lives. Punishment should still be part of the action applied to those who have destroyed other people's lives. Civil attorneys on behalf of inmates will try to make people forget about this, and want to make prison’s purpose only a rehabilitative one.
Money hungry lawyers and uninformed activist groups and judges (like Tilton Henderson) have strived to make prison a pleasant place in this country, in some instances almost like a country spa or at least an all-inclusive motel. The good, law-abiding citizens of this state are in a lose-lose battle with the criminals, gangs, rapists, and murderers. These elements are either in free society victimizing free people, or inside luxury prisons costing them billions of dollars. Only a well-informed public and their representatives can put a stop to this debauchery. Perhaps an independent review of the scale of prison medical services can help the public and politicians by giving them the ammunition needed in their battle against activist judges and lawyers, in keeping society safe without bankrupting the State treasury.

The above comment was associated with: California Taxpayers to File Lawsuit to Prevent $12 Billion in Prison Construction Debt Payments

Related story...and should we be worried?

Mystery Prison Buses in the Desert


Global Research, January 22, 2009

On a recent visit to Tucson, Arizona, where I was invited to give a presentation on monetary reform, I was disturbed by a story of strange goings on in the desert. A little over a year ago, it seems, a new industrial facility sprang up on the edge of town. It was in a remote industrial zone and appeared to be a bus depot. The new enterprise was surrounded by an imposing security fence and bore no outward signs identifying its services. However, it soon became apparent that the compound was in the business of outfitting a fleet of prison buses. Thirty or so secondhand city buses were being reconfigured with prison bars in the windows and a coat of fresh paint bearing the “Wackenhut G4S” logo on the side.

The new Wackenhut operation is shrouded in mystery. It has been running its fleet of empty prison buses night and day, apparently logging miles on a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract. Multiple buses can be seen driving all over town and even on remote desert back roads. Oddly, except for the driver and one escort guard seated in front, these buses are always empty.

Wackenhut Services was founded by George Wackenhut in 1954 to provide prison guard services to state and federal governments. Wackenhut Services is now owned by the Danish corporation G4S.

Observers originally thought that the purpose of the new Wackenhut operation was to outfit prison buses to be distributed in other parts of the country. But it soon became apparent that none of the buses was leaving the Tucson depot. Recently, a passerby observed what appeared to be a training operation there. In what seemed to be strange activity for 10:30 PM on a Saturday night, the depot yard was fully illuminated, the entire fleet of buses was up and running, and drivers and guards were scrambling around the yard. The question is, what were they training for?

Wackenhut has never officially announced itself to the community, and the local news media have never mentioned its presence. Hiring has been discreetly conducted via the Internet, and an apathetic general public has taken little notice. Among the few who have noticed, one theory is that the prison bus depot is simply infrastructure for border security. But if so, where are the illegal aliens? Why are these buses always empty? What is the alleged justification for burning thousands of gallons of diesel fuel to run thirty decrepit, smoking buses night and day without passengers?

There is another interesting piece to this puzzle. On the desolate plain between Phoenix and Tucson is a tiny town called Florence, Arizona, which features a population consisting largely of prisoners. For decades, Florence has been the home of two of the largest county and federal prisons in the state; and in 2007, a vast new DHS prison was built there as well. Like the Wackenhut buses, this shiny new facility, which literally disappears into the horizon, has gone unannounced and unnoticed by the general public. A new facility for imprisoning illegal aliens? It is hard to imagine such expensive infrastructure being built for that purpose when U.S. policy has been to simply return illegals to their home countries.

Fraud and waste aside, this mysterious activity has sinister implications. Why the obvious secrecy? Since the World Trade Center disaster in 2001, the Department of Homeland Security has grown to monster proportions, claiming a projected $50 billion of the federal budget in 2009. DHS includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which earned notoriety in 2005 for its gross mishandling of the Katrina disaster in New Orleans. Al Martin, a retired naval intelligence officer and former contributor to the Presidential Council of Economic Advisors, has linked the remilitarization of FEMA to the civil unrest anticipated along with economic collapse. He wrote in a November 2005 newsletter called “Behind the Scenes in the Beltway”:

“FEMA is being upgraded as a federal agency, and upon passage of PATRIOT Act III, which contains the amendment to overturn posse comitatus, FEMA will be re-militarized, which will give the agency military police powers. . . . Why is all of this being done? Why is the regime moving to a militarized police state and to a dictatorship? It is because of what Comptroller General David Walker said, that after 2009, the ability of the United States to continue to service its debt becomes questionable. Although the average citizen may not understand what that means, when the United States can no longer service its debt it collapses as an economic entity. We would be an economically collapsed state. The only way government can function and can maintain control in an economically collapsed state is through a military dictatorship.”1

All of this is quite ominous. It is also a good argument for considering radical funding alternatives. There are other ways to deal with the federal debt besides relying on the waning appetites of the Chinese and the Japanese for U.S. securities. Some innovative alternatives for funding both the federal debt and President Obama’s new economic stimulus package will be the subject of followup articles. Stay tuned.

Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and “the money trust.” She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Her earlier books focused on the pharmaceutical cartel that gets its power from “the money trust.” Her eleven books include Forbidden Medicine, Nature’s Pharmacy (co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker), and The Key to Ultimate Health (co-authored with Dr. Richard Hansen). Her websites are www.webofdebt.com and www.ellenbrown.com.

1.Al Martin, “FEMA, CILFs and State Security: Shocking Updates,” www.almartinraw.com (November 28, 2005)


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Friday, January 23, 2009

If Pennsylvanians keep voting for this criminal they should go to jail with him!

H-T to Cyber Pastor

Friday, January 23, 2009

Breaking Exclusive: Firm With Deep Ties To Murtha Raided By FBI And IRS Agents

From Pat Dollard's.


So two local cronies of John Murtha, who have been kicked of dollars in defense contracts and earmarks by him through the appropriations committee, have been kicking money back to him. The company is called Kuchera industries, and is owned by brothers Bill and Ron Kuchera. It’s located in Windber, Pennsylvania. Here’s Kuchera’s website. I have an exclusive source inside the company who is feeding me information. The approximately 25 Federal agents rounded up the employees, took everyone’s social security number, and sent almost all of them packing. It is not known exactly who, if anyone, was detained. The Feds remained, poring through files, papers, and computers, and removed boxes stuffed with God knows what. Is Murtha a war profiteer and war criminal, bilking the Defense Department out of precious dollars? Developing…






Bill(left) and Ron(right) Kuchera.

From WaPo.

Murtha repeatedly intervened on behalf of PAID to help Kuchera expand.

After PAID’s founding, Scialabba approached Kuchera to get involved. Kuchera jumped, not only joining the group’s board but ramping up hiring of disabled workers, who now compose a third of the 200 employees in his company’s defense business. The federal government picked up Kuchera’s $7 million training bill. This year, Murtha earmarked $1.3 million for Kuchera’s chemical and biological weapons detection research.

Kuchera employees donated more than $31,000 to Murtha in the past three election campaigns, according to federal election records. Between 1990 and 2000, contributions totaled $1,000. And congressional lobbying disclosure forms tally $140,000 in payments since 2001 from Kuchera to Ervin Technical Associates, whose chairman is former representative Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.), a close Murtha ally.

The Hill:

The company has been active in politics, with top officials donating more than $100,000 in campaign contributions over the past decade, to both Democrats and Republicans.

The majority of that money, according to Federal Election Commission filings, has gone to Murtha; company officials gave their hometown congressman more than $56,000 in contributions in recent years. Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), as well as Reps. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and David Hobson (R-Ohio) have taken money from Kuchera employees.

Kuchera has several Pentagon contracts that could be worth more than $100 million over a decade, including parts used in air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, and robots used in dangerous war zones to patrol vehicles for booby traps and bombs.

The company employs around 250 people.

Links between Murtha and top executives at Kuchera run deep. Chief Executive Officer Bill Kuchera served on the board of a nonprofit group that a Murtha aide founded, according to a 2006 article in The Washington Post. The group is dedicated to helping the disabled find jobs.

At the time the Post article came out, Kuchera told the paper his company did not rely on Murtha for federal business, and that the congressman is simply “supportive of everything you can think of around [Johnstown], from roads and sewers to defense contractors.”
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Whole world will pay for America's electoral mistake...

This is as close as I got to finding the source for the previous post "A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world "...look familiar? But it still does not come up with the origins of the essay...i.e. "A young student friend e-mailed me on Tuesday night." Who is the student friend? The author? In any event, we will all suffer the consequences of this election...and that is for certain! - Norman E. Hooben

Barack fools us

Whole world will pay for America's electoral mistake

A young student friend e-mailed me on Tuesday night.

"Have locked myself in my room because the place is full of little idiots -- who cannot spell Barack Obama's name and could not name one of his foreign or domestic policies -- running around screaming obscenities about George Bush, conservatives and how Sarah Palin is a bitch. I love democracy!"

Even so, the people spoke. A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere.

A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood, the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros and Sarandon.

Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meagre political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative.

Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.

WEAK TOWARD ENEMIES

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Also a defeat for one of the weakest presidential candidates in living memory.

Why would anyone vote for a man who seemed incapable of outlining his policies and instead repeatedly emphasized a noble but, if we are candid, largely irrelevant war record?

He was joined by a woman who was defended so vehemently by her supporters when it was cuttingly evident that she is years away from being, and perhaps never will be, a serious candidate for senior national office.

Most of all it was a terrible defeat for democracy and the United States. A politician of nothing defeated a nothing politician and a credulous electorate screamed in adoration. I fear we will all suffer very much indeed.

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ANTS - The Master Builders (and they do this underground...and in the dark!)

With thanks to Kim Komando

Massive ant colony

This YouTube video will change how you think about ants. You’ve all seen ants crawling from cracks in your driveway. But there are more powerful breeds of ants.

Ants live in underground kingdoms. We see the relatively small exits on the surface. But you won’t believe the structures they build below. A group of researchers, armed with tons of cement, will show you.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world

The source of the following article could not be found. It came to me via an e-mail and it is also posted on other websites. Supposedly contributed to London's Daily Mail but my searches were in vain. Maybe someone out there will point me in the right direction. Never-the-less, the commentary points out the feelings that are shared by a good many people...and many good people. - Norman E. Hooben

Obama's Victory -- A British view

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshipers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult.

A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore and Sarandon.

Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshipers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations, America!

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007 ...and it still lingers in 2009

This hit my in-box this morning... How true!

-------Original Message-------

From: harold
Date: 1/21/2009 6:07:37 PM



SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007
Scenario:
Jack goes quail hunting before school,
pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun,
goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counsellors called in
for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario:
Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins.
Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark.
Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario:
Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal.
Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie.
Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state
because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car
and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal,
goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse.
Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang.
State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers
being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.
Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.
Scenario:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - Police called, Mark expelle d from school for drug violations.
Car searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario:
Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist.
ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum.
Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2007- BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called.
Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents,
siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.
He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

This should hit every e-mail
to show how stupid we have become!
Think about it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

From Ashes To Ashes...with maybe a little sugar and flour added!

I ran across this little paragraph in a previous post. The news story it refers to somehow missed my scrutiny during my Christmas travels (supposedly this story broke close to Christmas while I was away). Without any further ado, here's the paragraph:


"The recent photo-op of him dropping what he says are the ashes of Madelyn Payne Lee Dunham into the sea is phony. Human ashes are not snow white. Human bones do not burn and are not turned to ash when cremated. The bones are ground up to the consistency of sand and small pebbles. The color is a gray/tan, like weathered pine wood. The container he is pouring from is half the size necessary for human remains. The container he is pouring from is about the size of a container for a medium sized dog’s ashes. Obama is pouring flour or sugar, not human ashes."

The photo op, oh yes, it was an operation no doubt. The photgraph below may not expose any errors to the average person. But aahaa! ole Storm'n Norm'n caught it instantly! I have no qualms with the author of the above statement that these so-called ashes are flour and sugar for they very well could be...but ashes they definitely are not! Lets take a close look at the picture below and I'll go on to fill you in with the rest of the story. (Additional photos can be seen at Political Peon )




Obama and his half-sister look out onto the water where they scattered their grandmother's ashes.



The first thing that struck my eye was the color...ashes from cremations and/or medical waste such as amputations etc., are not white. Grey is what I have seen for the most part and rarely, some black color may be observed. Grey almost always wins out as the dominate color.

The second observation was the condition or shape of the flow of ashes exiting the urn. It seems a bit heavy to me (possibly the sugar as stated above). All ash from creamtions is very light and can be disturbed with the slightest wind current. Most incinerators utilized for animal cremations (and that's where I have most of my expertise [occasionally witnessed human body parts creamated]) reach temperatures necessary to burn bone to a powdery ash. And that includes thick bones like the trochanter (knob-like head of the femur). Rarely have I seen bone fragments in the ashes.

So it appears that Obama has pulled another fast one. I think I'll go along with the sugar and flour mix...looks good to me!


Meanwhile, I pulled up part of an abstract from a research project conducted by the pros at University of Calif at Santa Barbara (UCSB). This puts a little credence into what I had to utter.

At temperatures above 300ºC most specimens shift in color from black to tan and

then to grey (Figure 1). The colors of samples exposed to temperatures above 300ºC

begin to develop divergent colors depending upon the environmental conditions they

were exposed to during burning. Bones burned in air began to become gray at about

600ºC and often took on a purple tint at the highest temperature (1100ºC) used in the experiment.

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Obama's Documented Lies

"If you still believe the lie after you have been shown the truth, you become the liar." - N. E. Hooben

From WTF Obama WTF ( What's The Facts?)

Obama's Documented Lies: 158 and remarkably still growing

  • 158 Obama claims he wrote letter to US Treasurer to try to prevent the housing crisis; but he acted only AFTER he had caused it by blocking McCain's bill
  • 157 Obama claims he is bipartisan ; Congressional Quarterly shows he voted with his party 97% of the time
  • 156 Obama's dirty lie scares seniors: falsely claims McCain plans to cut $880 billion from Medicare: liar liar liar says Annenberg Factcheck
  • 155 Obama lies about his mother turning to food stamps AND still sending him to top schools; his grandmother paid for education
  • 154 Obama lied about being asked to wear dead soldier's bracelet: family had asked Obama to stop wearing it
  • 153 Obama claimed all new spending is economic plan was self-funding; short by $3.5 Trillion says nonpartisan Tax Policy Center
  • 152 Obama denied Admiral Mike Mullen had called Obama's Iraqi troop plan "dangerous"; Mullen made comment on Fox in July 2008 according to WaPo
  • 151 Obama lied about Kissinger's views of diplomacy during first debate; Kissinger confirms the lie
  • 150 During Debate 1 Obama denied voting to tax some people making $42000 a year: Annenburg Factcheck,org confirms Obama is lying
  • 149 After Debate 1, Team Obama denied Obama ever said, "Iran's not a threat": Video proves Obama DID say "Iran is NOT a threat."
  • 148 Obama claims under McCain employers would be taxed on the health care benefits it grants to workers; he's lying
  • 147 Obama refers to an Iraqi surplus of $79 billion and says US should have it; its $60 billion and dwindling
  • 146 Obama claims only 5% of Americans would see tax increase; he's grossly understating the number of people effected
  • 145 Obama accuses McCain of lying about Biden being against clean coal; video proves Obama is lying
  • 144 Obama claims McCain is opposed to abortion in cases of rape or incest; McCain has never held that position.
  • 143 Obama accuses McCain of making an ad about Obama's vote to approve leaving babies who survive abortion procedures to die; McCain did not make the ad
  • 142 Obama's ad on abortion claims BHO always supported medical care to protect infants; text of the Bill he supported shows he wanted babies born alive after abortions to be left to die
  • 141 Obama's ad on abortion uses quotes by journalists who made negative comments about a McCain ad; but Obama is misleading because both journalists have been proven to be incorrect
  • 140 Obama's lying when he says McCain's ad misstated BHO's Sex Ed for Kindergartners Bill: McCain's ad was accurate; here's the Sex Ed Bill text
  • 139 Obama and Biden both truncate McCain's comments on the strength of the economy's fundamentals: deliberate distortion
  • 138 Biden claims McCain tried to hurt our veterans by denying them educational benefits; NewsWeek confirms Biden is lying
  • 137 Obama claims under McCain, Elderly would have had Social Security tied up in the Stock market; Newsweek cries BS
  • 136 Obama claims his opponent will cut social security in half: NOT true; Obama guilty of scare-mongering aimed at Seniors
  • 135 Biden claims McCain wouldn't help small borrowers hurt by housing crisis; this is untrue according to Newsweek
  • 134 Obama claimed during the primary he had more Ex President Clinton Foreign Policy advisers than Sen. Clinton; she had 70% more
  • 133 Obama claimed his father served in World War 2: his Kenyan-born father never served
  • 132 Obama grossly misquoted Sen.Clinton about her vote on a banking bill; BHO used the false quote to show why voters don't trust Government
  • 131 Obama claimed employers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be prosecuted for employing illegals; Gov stats prove he's lying
  • 130 Pushing his Green agenda Obama claimed Japanese Car average 45 mpg fuel efficiency; its actually around 29 mph
  • 129 Obama disparaged the President saying he hadn't met with auto makers until the sixth year of his presidency; GWB met automakers in April 2003
  • 128 Obama disparaged the efficiency of our healthcare system saying the U.S. spends twice per capita than other countries: WaPo proves he's lying
  • 127 Obama claims President Clinton's Labor Secretary said BHO's healthcare plan, "Does more than anybody to reduce costs"; Robert Reich did NOT say it
  • 126 Obama falsely claimed he won the Michigan Democrat primary: he was not on the ballot
  • 125 Obama's Spanish language ad lies about McCain's position on immigration; tries to stir race-war: lies debunked by ABC
  • 124 Obama lies about his interference in Iraqi negotiations; but his campaign admits his treachery
  • 123 Obama took credit for the economic stimulus package passed in Feb 08; BHO's colleagues on Capitol Hill cry BS
  • 122 Obama claims Big Oil is ignoring 68 million acres of oil fields they could be drilling; most fields are being worked
  • 121 Obama claims never questions his opponent's patriotism; asks of McCain "WHICH country first?": ABC says he's questioning McCain's patriotism
  • 120 Obama claims personal savings rates are lowest since the Great Depression; currently higher than under President Clinton
  • 119 Obama claims on this video that he doesn't switch positions; list of 31 flip flops show he's lying
  • 118 In the Primaries Obama puffed his resume claiming he was a "Professor"; State Senate bio shows he was not ; he now agrees
  • 117 When Obama ran for US Senate his web site claimed "5 years as a community organizer"; he admits it was only 3 years
  • 116 Obama's attack ad in Michigan claims McCain doesn't support loan guarantees for auto-industry. McCain DOES support them
  • 115 Obama says "if we're STILL in recession when he takes office...etc"; the economy is NOT in recession
  • 114 Obama claims he signed up for Selective Service when he graduated from High School; records show he did NOT until he'd been at college 1 year
  • 113 Attacking Palin, Obama has the audacity to claim,"Words mean something; you can't just make things up "; BHO makes stuff up
  • 112 Biden claims McCain will increase taxes for workers & Obama will only increase taxes on those making $435k: he's lying
  • 111 Biden claims Obama drew the Nation's attention to problems at Walter Reed Army Hospital; it was two WaPo reporters that reported the issues to the Nation
  • 110 to make Obama seems more American/less exotic, Biden tells Scranton crowd Obama grew up in Kansas; BHO grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia

  • 109 Obama lies yet again to disparage Gov. Palin; ignores her executive experience as Governor of Alaska

  • 108 Obama says the US economy has failed under Bush; World Bank stats proves Obama's been lying; US a world leader in growth, employment, incomes
  • 107 Obama claims if you are born into poverty in America you are on your own: there are many government programs
  • 106 Obama claims he's bi-partisan: voting records prove Obama is #11 most partisan
  • 105 Claimed Hillary would be on anyone's short-list; Hillary wasn't on Obama's short-list
  • 104 Obama claims abortion rates have not gone down under the Bush Administration; stats show they have gone down
  • 103 Obama dismissed Bomber Bill Ayers as "some guy who lives in the neighborhood";they had a close working relationship
  • 102 Obama claims there's no charge to attend his acceptance speech: CBS 4 in Denver proves he's lying; some tickets cost $1000
  • 101 Obama used being a first-time-buyer to justify consulting with Rezko before he bought his house; BHO had already purchased a residence
  • 100 Obama lies about his support for infanticide; campaign concedes in 03 he opposed a bill stopping the killing of kids born alive after abortions
  • 99 Obama overstates Oil Industry's contributions to McCain; ignores cash the Oil industry gave BHO; Newsweek debunks
  • 98 To belittle America,Obama exaggerated the growth in Debt under the current Administration; debunked by WaPo
  • 97 Obama claims President George W Bush had not left the country before he became President; WaPo confirms he's lying
  • 96 To promote "green", Obama claimed he drove a vehicle that uses ethanol; GM confirmed the model was NOT ethanol-ready
  • 95 Obama claims he's taking his family for a week's rest in Hawaii with no campaigning; schedules a rally for first day
  • 94: Obama claims "properly inflating tires" will save as much energy as we could drill offshore; analysis shows not even close
  • 93 Obama denies accusing McCain of using race against him; ABC, NYT confirm Obama did accuse McCain of making racial attacks
  • 92 Obama claims he's not being political when he's flip-flopping; timing & direction of major flip-flops show he's lying
  • 91: Obama INVENTS a wall between Christians and Jews; deceptively omits the major religious wall is caused by a "fatwah" to kill American Christians and Jews
  • 90 Obama claims he made a substantive call for Germany to help in Iraq; Berlin speech transcript proves he's lying
  • 89: Obama admits he underestimated the decline in violence from the Surge; falsely claims McCain made same mistake
  • 88 Obama turned a disappointing crowd of 20,000 into media reports of 200,000
  • 87 Obama lied about his father's religious upbringing! half-brother confirms Obama's father was "RAISED Muslim"
  • 86 Obama claimed we only made one fundraising trip to Florida during the Primary; Florida papers proved he lied
  • 85 Claims reducing obesity to 80's levels would save Medicaid ONE TRILLION DOLLARS; not even close

  • 84 To make Iraq/Afghan Wars look bad, Obama claimed demands on Nat Guard personnel hurt flood relief; Guards prove lying
  • 83 Claimed due to overseas commitments, too few helecopters were available to help with Midwest flood relief; now concedes not true
  • 82 Starting in Iowa, Obama claimed Clinton's healthcare plan would "punish families that couldn't afford healthcare"; NYT calls BS
  • 81 Obama claims McCain's tax plan will do nothing to help the middle-class: The Tax Policy Center proves he's lying
  • 80 claims the use of an Email with a big red DONATE button is NOT a fundraising solicitation
  • 79 Obama claims his trip to Europe was non-political: uses video of Berlin speech to raise money within hours
  • 78 Tells NBC that during the debate on the Surge he said the Surge would work in Baghdad; video proves during the debate he said the opposite
  • 77 Obama's "Changing World" ad claims he'll fast-track alternatives to oil to stop us buying from hostile nations; "fast track" is totally misleading
  • 76 Obama tells Israeli media that he's a member of the Senate Banking Committee; CNN confirms he's delusional
  • 75 Obama claims Lou Dobbs caused hate crimes against Latinos to double; the FBI and CNN confirm Obama is lying
  • 74 Obama claims the military brass think like he does; top US commanders say his plan for Iraq is unworkable
  • 73: Obama promised to filibust FISA; later Obama voted for FISA and now denies changing his position
  • 72 Obama belittles Americans claiming we can't speak European languages; he's talking merde; mierda; Scheiße
  • 71 Obama denied he accused President Bush of starting the War for political reasons; Russert transcript proves Obama made that false claim
  • 70 Obama claims there has been substantial job losses from NAFTA; Independent studies show its at least" job neutral"
  • 69 Claimed in Feb 08 he got 90% of funds from donors giving $25, $50; fed filings show he got only about a third from donors below $200
  • 68 Obama rewrites history about what specifically he had said during his October 2002 anti-war speech
  • 67 Obama claimed in 04 that he had never supported bringing troops out of Iraq; rare video of 03 Teamsters rally shows he's lying
  • 66 Obama lied about the softness of the Stock Market to support his false claim the War was being used to distract the public
  • 65 To justify move to private funds, Obama claims McCain's campaign is" fuelled" by PACs and Lobbyists; its less than 2% of McCain's money
  • 64 Obama's "Dignity" ad claims he "worked his way" thru college and law school; campaign admits only two summer jobs
  • 63 Obama's "Dignity" ad gives him credit for reducing Welfare rolls by 80%: he's deceptive as he was opposed to Fed Welfare Reform in '96
  • 62 In Obama's The Country I love ad, he takes credit for passing a healthcare bill he did NOT vote for
  • 61 Claims he first ran in Chicago as an unendorsed candidate; his '96 election questionnaire proves he had several
  • 60 Obama claims he wants a vigorous and open debate on the issues: then goes out of his way to avoid it
  • 59 Obama omits key details about a false rumor re video of Michelle's "whitey" rant to justify breaking his public funding promise
  • 58 Obama tries to deceive about why he voted "present" more than 100 times in the Illinois Senate; Chicago paper reveals the truth
  • 57 Trying to claim patriotism Obama says his grandad signed up the day after Pearl Harbor; army records disagree
  • 56 Claims race and party not important to how people vote as they put America first; 93% block vote disproves
  • 55 On June 5, Obama stated that Israel must remain undivided; June 6 on CNN he reversed his position, but denied he had done so
  • 54 To further his own agenda, Obama grossly overstates the number of potential African-American votes in MS, GA, SC
  • 53 Promise of $2500 reduction in Healthcare premiums needs billions in Admin cost savings by 2012: not possible
  • 52 Obama omits to mention his 3 week trip to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan until it slips out trying to out-do Clinton
  • 51 Obama claims McCain wants to wage a lengthy war in Iraq: Video proves Obama's lying
  • 50 Obama claimed he never prayed in a mosque; his campaign had to retract that statement
  • 49 Obama dishonestly used endorsements in ads to pump up his healthcare plan
  • 48 Claims he never discussed politics with Pastor; rebutted by photo of Obama with team of lobbyists led by Wright
  • 47 Obama, an expert at parsing words, claimed he wasn't familiar with the word "Clintonian"; then changed his story
  • 46 Despite reeking of cigarettes, Obama denied smoking to ABC; now admits smoking on MSNBC
  • 45 Obama said he'd meet unconditionally with Leader of Iran: now claims he "didn't have Ahmadinejad in mind"
  • 44 Obama claims he is using public financing to avoid special interests: WSJ nails his switcheroo
  • 43 Obama's rhetoric claims more young black men in jail than college: BoJ Stats disprove
  • 42 Claims he never said he was a proponent of single-payer universal healthcare; Video proves he did
  • 41 Obama claims remarks to industrialists were greeted with silence, shows he can deliver tough message: video of ovation
  • 40 Obamas claim you dont rip opponents & leave on roadside:he did to Alice Palmer
  • 39 Obama denies saying Indiana could be tie-breaker: he did
  • 38 Obama omits that Pastor Wright led divestiture campaign from Israel
  • 37 Obama claims Church not controversial; he knew it was controversial since 86
  • 36 Lied about intention of taking US out of NAFTA
  • 35 Obamas claim poverty growing up: both distort reality
  • 34 Obama denies meeting Saddam's Auchi; sworn Fed. witness places Obama at undisclosed party for Auchi at Rezkos
  • 33 Obama lies about not attacking Clinton over her Bosnia lies
  • 32 Obama claims he passed ethics reform; ABC News shows he lied
  • 31 Obama says he's consistently opposed NAFTA; in October 2007 he supported expansion to Peru
  • 30 Obama claims he's above dirty political tricks; Clinton proves he lies
  • 29 Obama claims his "bitter" remarks were mangled; then repeats attacks on guns religion and angry people
  • 28 Obama claims never said he wouldn't wear US flag-pin; video shows he did
  • 27 Obama says he did no favors for Rezko;untrue; he lobbied for him
  • 26 Changes story repeatedly re Rezko's help in buying mansion
  • 25 Obama claims he never supported a ban on handguns; he has twice
  • 24 Obama claims stays at UCC as Pastor acknowledged comments were inappropriate; Wright never made this statement
  • 23 Campaign is beholden to "only the people" as unlike McCain/Clinton he does not take lobbyist /PAC money; LIES!
  • 22 Claims campaign never called Canada to say Obama not truthful re wanting leave NAFTA; smoking gun memo proves lied
  • 21 Mrs Obama admits she's never been proud of America; Video disproves Sen. Obama's later claim she was misquoted
  • 20 Claimed would not run for President, as he would not be qualified by 2008: confirmed 3 times to Tim Russert in one 2006 interview
  • 19 Claims famous in Il. for not letting lobbyists even buy him lunch; took from teachers, trial lawyers, hospital admins
  • 18 Claims his parents met at Selma civil rights march; Washington Post noted it occurred 4 yrs after Obama's birth
  • 17 BO claims courageously opposed war in 2002 during US Senate campaign; He did not announce his senate bid until 2003
  • 16 Claims he passes tough Nuclear Law; NYT uncovers he took Nuclear Industry pay-off and watered down the bill
  • 15 Claimed he didn't know Rezko was corrupt when did a real estate deal with him; Chicago papers prove he lied
  • 14 Claims does not accept money from Big Oil: Real Clear Politics proves he lied
  • 13 Denies using his Hopefund PAC to influence endorsers; but the Washington Post reviewed the record and disagreed
  • 12 Claims his State Chair is not a drug company lobbyist; Time magazine cries Bullshit
  • 11 Lies about how much he received in campaign funds from Rezko; forced to significantly increase the amount twice
  • 10 Claims he did not fill out the 1996 candidate questionaire; Politico proves he lied
  • 9 Took credit for achievement of others in Chicago; resume puffing exposed by LA Times
  • 8 Claims he kept no State Senate records; now he changes his story
  • 7 Denies doubling wife's salary was due to becoming US Senator; omits within months he earmarked $1 million for hospital
  • 6 Denied meeting Saddam bagman Auchi; now admits he was at his dinner but does not remember talking to him
  • 5 Denies using his church for politics: IRS disagree
  • 4 Claims he was unaware of Pastor Wrights 911 comments: NYT proves he lied
  • 3 Claims his father was a goat-herd; actually he was a man of privilige
  • 2 Claims not an active muslim as child; Indonesian paper proves he lied
  • 1 Claims father linked to Kennedys; Washington Post proves he lied
  • Obama WTF defines "DOCUMENTED LIE " as :
    1) a statement by one or more reliable news agencies or credible authorities citing supporting verifiable facts which rebut a reported statement by Obama.
    2) observable video/transcript contradictions
    3) the omission of an important fact the exclusion of which defies common sense unless the intent is to deceive

    This therefore EXCLUDES unintentional gaffes eg the Auschwitz Memorial Day blip; the 57 States etc which can be found at New Gaffe City

    This therefore also excludes Flip Flops unless

    a) Obama is seen to be holding multiple positions depending on the audience, eg The Jerusalem flip flop...where his position was altered with 18 hours, talking to different audiences.
    or b) Obama lies about holding a different position e.g denying he favored gun control
    Credit to each of the following news outlets who are some of the most cited in the List of Documented Lies:
    1. Annenberg Factcheck.org; at U Penn
    2. At the St Petersberg Times; www.politifact.com
    3. Washington Post Fact Checker ...Michael Dobbs
    4. Top of the Ticket Blog at the LA Times;
    5. Political Punch at ABC News.com.
    6. Dozens of other major news orgs are quoted to provide support for one or more lies
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