Saturday, January 9, 2010

Is Obama al Qaeda? ...just wondering out loud

Now just supposin'... (Let's try to connect a few dots. Just supposin' now, just supposin'...)

Reverend James Manning sometimes gets a bad rap for going a little too far with his accusations (i.e. video link Hitler Obama ) but I for one believe the good reverend; after all, no-one has ever proved otherwise. And now we have another Rev. Manning imputation...Columbia University is implicit in covering up for Obama while Obama was in a training camp in Afghanistan (see video below) in the 1980's. But before you watch the video let's go back in time and review a little history. The following commentary from an avid Obama supporter by the name of Bill Moyers. Moyers gives a Brief History Of Al Qaeda

"The true roots of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network stem from the decade-long conflict that plagued Afghanistan from 1979-1989. After Afghanistan was invaded by the Soviet Union, the Afghan Islamist extremists found a rallying call for their cause, as young Muslims from around the world came to Afghanistan to volunteer in what was being called a "holy war," or jihad, against the invading Soviets. One of these young Muslims was a 23 year old from Saudi Arabia named "Usama" bin Ladin. ..."


Now could it be that a young Muslim by the name of Barry Soetoro (AKA Barack Husein Obama) answered the rallying cry for their cause...
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If Reverend Manning is correct, he just may have connected a few dots for those missing years. Now just supposin' this is all true, after all no-one has ever proved otherwise, then Obama could be al Qaeda...for what kind of training would a young Muslim go all the way to Afghanistan for in the 1980's?
(Yeah, yeah, I know...Bill Moyers is a left wing nutcase!)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Pelosi, Reid, and Obama Take Notice...we have "The Right to Sovereignty Over Our Own Bodies"

Source: Op Ed News

Compulsory Private Health Insurance:

Just Another Bailout for the Financial Sector?

By Ellen Brown

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is quoted as warning two centuries ago:

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship. . . . The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."

That time seems to have come, but the dictatorship we are facing is not the sort that Dr. Rush was apparently envisioning. It is not a dictatorship by medical doctors, many of whom are as distressed by the proposed legislation as the squeezed middle class is. The new dictatorship is not by doctors but by Wall Street -- the FIRE (finance, insurance, and real estate) sector that now claims 40% of corporate profits.

Economist L. Randall Wray observes that ever since Congress threw out the Glass-Steagall Act separating commercial banking from investment banking, insurance and Wall Street finance have been "two peas in a pod." He writes:

"[T] here is a huge untapped market of some 50 million people who are not paying insurance premiums--and the number grows every year because employers drop coverage and people can't afford premiums. Solution? Health insurance "reform' that requires everyone to turn over their pay to Wall Street. . . . This is just another bailout of the financial system, because the tens of trillions of dollars already committed are not nearly enough."

The health reform bills now coming through Congress are not focused on how to make health care cheaper or more effective, how to eliminate waste and fraud, or how to cut out expensive middlemen. As originally envisioned, the public option would have pursued those goals. But the public option has been dropped from the Senate bill and radically watered down in the House bill. Rather than focusing on making health care affordable, the bills focus on how to force people either to buy health insurance if they don't have it, or to pay more for it if they do. If you don't have insurance and don't purchase it, you will be subject to a hefty fine. And if you do purchase it, premiums, co-pays, co-insurance payments and deductibles are liable to keep health care cripplingly expensive. Most of the people who don't have health care can't afford to pay the deductibles, so they will never use the plans they are forced to buy.

To subsidize those who can't pay, the Senate bill would make families earning two to four times the poverty level who don't have employer-sponsored insurance surrender 8% to 12% of their income to insurance payments, or pay a fine. In another effort to make the insurance payments "affordable," the Senate bill calls for the lowest cost plan to cover only sixty percent of health care costs. "In other words," wrote Dr. Andrew Coates in a November 23 article, "a guarantee of insurance industry dominance and the continued privatization of health care in every arena."

An excellent analysis was posted on December 22 by a national organization of 17,000 physicians called Physicians for a National Health Program. The authors observed:

"Some paint the Senate bill as a flawed first step to reform that will be improved over time, citing historical examples such as Social Security. But where Social Security established the nidus of a public institution that grew over time, the Senate bill proscribes any such new public institution. Instead, it channels vast new resources including funds diverted from Medicare into the very private insurers who caused today's health care crisis. Social Security's first step was not a mandate that payroll taxes which fund pensions be turned over to Goldman Sachs! . . .

"The bill would drain $43 billion from Medicare payments to safety-net hospitals, threatening the care of the 23 million who will remain uninsured even if the bill works as planned. . . . The bill would leave hundreds of millions of Americans with inadequate insurance an "actuarial value' as low as 60 percent of actual health costs. . . . The bill would inflate the already crushing burden of insurance-related paperwork that currently siphons $400 billion from care annually. . . . [T]he bill will cause U.S. health costs to increase even more rapidly than presently, and budget neutrality is to be achieved by draining funds from Medicare and an accounting trick front-loading the new revenues while delaying most new coverage until 2014."

The Right to Sovereignty Over Our Own Bodies

Compulsory health insurance is like compulsory selective military service (the draft), except that all of our numbers have come up. The argument has been made that auto insurance is compulsory, so why not health insurance? But the obvious response is that you can choose to drive a car. The only way to escape the vehicle we call a body is to give up the ghost.

And that brings up another issue alluded to by Dr. Rush: the matter of freedom of choice in health care, which some people would equate with freedom of religion. Not everyone believes in Modern Medicine. If we the people have a right to choose what we believe about life after death, we should have the right to choose what we believe about life before death, by choosing how to maintain our own bodies.

The conventional treatment promoted by the medical/pharmaceutical complex is an aggressive approach that can wind up killing the patient as collateral damage in its war on the disease. Among other researchers questioning the wisdom of this approach is Gary Null, who reported the results of an exhaustive independent review by the Nutrition Institute of America in 2004. The reviewers concluded that the number one killer is not heart disease or cancer but conventional medicine itself. Conventional medicine was found to be responsible for an estimated 783,936 deaths annually, including 106,000 deaths from adverse drug reactions, 98,000 from medical errors, and 88,000 from infection; and those figures were conservative, since no more than 20 percent of iatrogenic (doctor- or drug-caused) mishaps are ever reported.

There are more natural, less invasive alternatives, but most are not covered by insurance; and even such simple remedies as healthy organic food may be too expensive for people forced to use a major portion of their incomes for medical insurance. A true public option of the Medicare-for-all variety could have solved the problem by keeping health care affordable. If other industrialized countries can find the money for a national health service, we could too. For a model, we could follow the lead of Canada, which originally obtained the funds for its national health service from its own publicly-owned central bank. But that will be the subject of another article. Stay tuned.






Author's Bio: 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 http://www.webofdebt.com and http://www.ellenbrown.com.

Happy New Year...maybe?

Happy New Year... Wait a minute! Can I honestly say that? At the moment the only thing happy about it is that it is an election year and maybe, just maybe, we can turn this country around again. The previous year may go down in history as the year we lost America if we don't soon do something about it.
Hi. I've been inactive since just before Christmas and it may take me awhile to catch up on all that has been going on. One thing that is an ongoing problem is that we still have altogether too many people believing in party politics which is at the heart of the problem...especially among Democrats. I can't help but to repeat that oft used line from an old movie (often referred to as the definition of insanity and wrongly contributed to Albert Einstein) , "They keep on doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." These die-hard Democrats cannot identify anything good that their favorite candidates have done for the Country.
Case in point... Just last week I was speaking to an old friend over whatever good Ted Kennedy has done for the United States. The immediate answer from this long time supporter was that he (Ted Kennedy) was responsible for the National Sea Shore on Cape Cod. Talk about being out of touch with reality! ...and is this all she can think of? What a pity! (By the way, it was John F. Kennedy that was responsible for the National Sea Shore.) When I mentioned, "...altogether too many people..." above, I honestly believe that it includes most of the population in the Northeast. They don't have a clue as to the real problems we are facing...like losing out national sovereignty...losing our monetary system...losing our capability to defend ourselves...and on and on we go...everyone of these problems created by the very people we elected and the insanity continues...they keep right on doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Well this time they may have got what they been hoping for. Change! Change from a Republic to an Oligarchy. Change from freedom to serfdom. ...and on and on it goes and they still don't have a clue.
Wake up my friend, wake up. Time is short! ~ Norman E. Hooben
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Meanwhile, this just in...

From: link removed
Subject: RE: worth reading




Don't just delete this as another dumb political item. It is non partisan and it is time we act rather than whine and preach to the choir. Take the time to read it all.

According to

the Trustees for the Social Security Administration,

" THERE WILL NOT BE A COST OF LIVING INCREASE FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.

ADDITIONALLY THEY WILL RAISE YOUR CO-PAY FOR YOUR RX MEDICARE BENEFITS " !

They, the Congress (BOTH "REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATS TOGETHER") say no increase is warranted because of the losses in gross national product and other cute things..

NOW SPORTS FANS

THIS IS THE ONE THAT WILL FLIP YOU OUT!!

THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IS FUNDING TWENTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS-- LET ME REPEAT THAT AMOUNT...

SO YOU UNDERSTAND IT $ 24,000,000.00 DOLLARS FOR NEW ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS PROCESSING FOR OUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS !!

THEY ARE OBTAINING THESE FUNDS

and

I QUOTE DIRECTLY FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY WEBSITE...

"THIS MONEY WILL BE COMING FROM THE SAVINGS TO BE GENERATED

FROM WITHHOLDING "COST OF LIVING INCREASES FOR 2010 & 2011

in SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR THE ELDERLY

AND A $2.00 INCREASE ON ALL MEDICARE RX BENEFIT CO-PAY"


Please pass this to ALL your friends and have them

"PROTEST TO THE IDIOTS WE ELECTED TO CONGRESS"

who by the way, have just voted themselves ANOTHER 3% SALARY INCREASE!!!

We must put a stop to this outright thievery!

It is THE CONGRESS AND THE SENATE, BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATS, WE CAN'T FIRE THEM, BUT WE SURE CAN NOT RE-ELECT THEM,

and WE CAN IMPEACH THEM

or DEMAND RECALL ELECTIONS !!!

HOW ABOUT WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND DUMP THESE CLOWNS.

Just watch.

They will spend this money and find the software doesn't work,

dump the whole thing and go back to the old steam driven system

just like they did with air traffic control several years ago.

Don't worry though, they've got health care all worked out.
So here is what we CAN do....


All I ask is that you consider the suggestion here.

The entire Congress of the United States is corrupt.

And I mean both Houses and I mean both major parties.
I realize that a few Members of each House are trustworthy,

but, as a group they are absolutely the most corrupt bunch

to ever disgrace our Nation.


In November of 2010

the entire House of Representatives will stand for re-election;

all 435 of them.

One third of the Senate,

a total of 33 of them, will also stand for re-election.

Vote every incumbent out.
And I mean every one of them.

No matter their Party affiliation.

Let's start all over in the House of Representatives with 435 people who have absolutely no experience in running that body,

with no political favors owed to anyone but their own constituents.

Let's make them understand that they work for us...
They are answerable to us
and they simply have to run that body
with some common sense.
Two years later, in 2012,

vote the next third of the incumbents in the Senate out.
We can do the same thing in 2014 and,

by that time we will have put all new people in that body as well.

We, the People,
have got to take this Country back and we HAVE to do it peacefully.
That's what the Framers of our Constitution envisioned.

I am also suggesting term limits on the NEW BUNCH
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8 YEARS FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND 12 YEARS OF SENATORS.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

THE LONGER THEY STAY IN OFFICE THE MORE POWER THEY GET

AND THEY LOVE IT AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET RE-ELECTED.

WE HAVE TERM LIMITED THE PRESIDENT
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NOW LET'S TERM LIMIT THE LEGISLATORS.

Please,

if you love this Country,

send this (as I have done) to absolutely everyone

whose email address appears in your address book..
This thing can permeate this Country in no time.

Let's make it happen.



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