Saturday, January 1, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010

Where was the hand in the cloud? ...and when the Irish play the convicts, I will be rooting for the convicts

Another in a series of declining values...

A little over two years ago I posted the following over in my sidebar:                sidebar →
The Police State of Massachusetts is now imposing laws against nature. Massachusetts is by far the most un-Constitutional government of the State, by the State, and for the State than any among the the fifty that hold a star on the banner of freedom. It is run by Socialists and hypocritical so-called Christians…the worst among them are the Catholics who go to Church on Sunday and forget what they Prayed for on Monday. - Norman E. Hooben - "A proud Catholic proud of my Faith. A proud Catholic NOT so proud of my Church!" - July 16th 2008
The content may have lost the interest of the public at large and that's too bad.  But irregardless of my original intent with the posting a more important message should have echoed through the Catholic and Christian communities...and that message is in the postscript following my signature line.  It says that I still believe the basic tenets of my faith but the Church whose ruling body should be adament about keeping it's flock away from the wolves have joined the pack.  This concept is further exemplified in the following: ~ Norman E. Hooben

How Notre Dame Lost A Loyal Booster
Disregard of Catholic values yeilds loss of respect and loyalty
By Patrick Brady / Special To The Express-News San Antonio, Texas

Many of the great leaders of our country are familiar with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's words at West Point on athletics: “On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.”
I believe there are great parallels in soldiering and athletics. Both require teamwork, courage, discipline and physical conditioning. They also require honor and, and perhaps most of all, they require obedience; obedience to lawful authority — commanders and coaches. Lack of any of the above and units fall apart as do teams — and so do universities.
I played on a Catholic high school football team known as the Fighting Irish and was a rabid Notre Dame football fan. I remember the cartoon of the Irish huddle looking skyward as a hand in a cloud X and O'd a game winning play. They were obviously God's team. My dream was to play football at Notre Dame but my abilities felled my dream. Needless to say I was ecstatic when the Army sent me to Notre Dame for graduate studies.
It was a great time. Christian values filled the campus and the team where players' graduation rates stood out. They never lost a game I attended. I knew the coaches, had a special pass to practices and played handball with Ara Parseghian. I was even allowed in the locker room, where I actually touched the famous sign slapped by all the Notre Dame greats before games: “Play like a champion today.” By graduation I was an irrational Irish football fan and my closet was full of Irish shirts, sweaters, even underwear.
Over the years, I lived and died as they won and lost. I developed an intense hatred for some teams who consistently beat Notre Dame, Miami in particular. Because Miami had some player disciplinary problems, one year the Notre Dame student body wore shirts emblazoned with “Catholics vs. Convicts.” I proudly wore that shirt but, alas, Miami still kicked our butt.
Then I noticed disturbing changes. This premier Catholic university was becoming un-Catholic and concurrently — the team began to lose. In my day, if the Michigan State coach had a heart attack (which he did) after a brilliant game-winning call in overtime, we would say God was punishing him; and when the Irish coach lost a game against Tulsa by inexplicably calling for a pass when a gimme field goal would have won, we would have wondered: Where was the hand in the cloud? And this Catholic campus began to fill with trash such as the “Vagina Monologues” and rumors of rape by an Irish player possibly causing a suicide.
Earlier they dissed, disobeyed, their lawful authority, the pope — the supreme voice for life on the planet — to honor the most pro-abortion president in history. As no journalist would allow the use of his paper to propagate fraudulent journalist values, no Catholic university should allow the use of its campus to honor those who defile Catholic values. Many Catholics were outraged.
My beloved university was a fraud. They were no longer what they said they were — Catholic. They can be what they want, but they ought not to lie about it. The final straw was when they hired a coach away from his team on the eve of its bowl game. Is that honorable? That's hypocrisy. Away with the sweaters and underwear, this soldier could no longer support such a university.
Now the former agony of frequent Irish defeats is ecstasy. And when the Irish play the convicts on Friday, I will be rooting for the convicts.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady earned the Medal of Honor in Vietnam, where he flew more than 2,500 combat missions and helped rescue more than 5,000 wounded.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

“desperate to prove that Obama is US born” ~ All evidence available says that Obama was indeed...a citizen of Indonesia

Source: Patriot News

Source: Managing Editor - (12/28/10)
International leftists and anti-American Democratic Socialists like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews(1) care, that’s who! These folks are the real “birthers,” desperate to prove that Obama is US born, with absolutely no help from their political messiah.
They care where Obama was born because they want to make the issue of presidential constitutional eligibility all about birth place, aka “native-born” status, instead of “natural-born” status, which has nothing to do with birth place.
Leftists want anyone “born on US soil” to be eligible for the office of president, including “anchor babies” and even 14th Amendment citizens, none of whom are “natural-born citizens” of the United States. They want to rewrite Article II – Section I – Clause V via precedent and so far, they are doing a fine job of doing just that!
Leftists and even many ill-informed on the political right have worked tirelessly to make the issue of Obama’s eligibility all about nothing more than his birth place, alleged to be Hawaii. But birth place is only a demonstration of “native-born” status, not “natural-born” status.
History is Clear
Few modern day lawyers know what the US Constitution says or what it means. But historians do know and history is quite clear. History begins with understanding the difference between “natural law” and man-made statute. The term natural born citizen is based in natural law, and as such, it is a foundation for many man-made statutes.
During the formation of our new country, it was necessary to establish national sovereignty for the purpose of national security. The terms used to accomplish this had to meet standing international laws and treaties of the time, in order for our nation to be recognized by all other nations as a sovereign nation with sovereign citizens and citizens’ rights.
The international standard in place then and now is known as The Law of Nations. We see this term referenced in our US Constitution under Article I – Section VIII – the Enumerated Powers section of our Constitution, wherein it states that Congress shall have the power – “To define and punish - Offenses against the Law of Nations;” – note that Law of Nations is capitalized, referring to the international treaty defining national sovereignty and citizenship the world over.
To George Washington, President of the Constitutional Convention, Jay writes “Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.” Jay not only knew of Vattel, as can be seen from his correspondence with James Madison in 1780 during treaty negotiations with Spain, but he was also a proponent of Vattel as well. – More history here
The Law of Nations treaty is the foundation for our national sovereignty and the term “natural born citizen” is found, and was studied by our nation’s founders, in a book written by Emerich de Vattel in 1758. The book was a scholarly in-depth look at what constitutes a sovereign nation, a citizen and citizen rights, recognized throughout the civilized world.
In it, Vattel defines “citizen” and “natural-born citizen” – which became the standard that must be met by anyone seeking the highest office in our land, the office of President and Commander-in-Chief.
Book one chapter 19, § 212. Of the citizens and natives. – reads as follows – pay particular attention to the sections in BOLD.
“The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born.I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.
The following section has created confusion for some – “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.
Yet this statement is not in conflict with the balance of the overall section. Both “native” and “natural” born citizens are indeed “citizens” by birth, born in the country (on US soil), of parents (two parents) who are citizens. This means that anchor babies, while “citizens” due to 14th Amendment laws, are neither “native” nor “natural” born citizens. They are only “citizens, via man-made laws related to immigration and naturalization statutes.
However, the sections pertaining specifically to the topic of “natural-born” citizens is very clear – “As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. - The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; - I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.
Intentional Confusion in the Political Class
The political left, which has worked for more than a hundred years to dismantle the US Constitution via judicial fiat and broad interpretations of constitutional text that borders on subversion and treason, hopes to limit the term “natural-born citizen” to nothing more than birth place, or “native-born” status and they don’t even see a need for a legitimate birth certificate from the applicant for President.
The political right hopes to rewrite the term “natural-born citizen” as well, adding to the “condition of their fathers” requirement put in place by our founders, a birth place and mother’s citizenship requirement.
People who opposed John McCain’s bid for the White House developed this interpretation from thin air for the purpose of disqualifying McCain’s campaign for the Presidency. However, this interpretation is just as improper and the left’s interpretation which asserts that essentially all citizens are natural-born citizens, including 14th Amendment naturalization citizens.
Intentional Misdirection
As Chris Matthews attempts in the MSNBC video clip linked here, leftists continue to speak about whether or not Barack Obama is a legal US citizen. Of course, the debate is not really over whether or not Obama is a legal US citizen, although that might be a valid question under his highly unusual family circumstances.
The constitutional question is based upon whether or not Barack Hussein Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as required for the office of President under Article II – Section I of the US Constitution, which reads - “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution (our founding fathers), shall be eligible to the office of President;
According to the actual definition of natural born citizen placed in our Constitution, Barack Hussein Obama cannot possibly be a natural born citizen of the Unites States no matter where on earth he may have been born. At birth, he naturally inherited the “condition of his father,” who was at no time in his life a US citizen.
Barack Obama’s father was a foreign national, a citizen of Kenya - then ruled by Britain. Inheriting the condition of his father at birth, Barack Hussein Obama was born with the natural citizenship rights of his father, a British subject and citizen of Kenya, not the United States.
As such, Barack Hussein Obama was born with foreign loyalties and as a result, he violates the natural born citizen requirement for the office he currently holds and everyone including all members of the US Supreme Court know it.
Barack Hussein Obama is precisely the type of citizen the founders were attempting to block from holding the highest office in this land. Yet, Barack Hussein Obama is the sitting President of the United States, in great part due to the intentional misinformation floated and perpetuated on the matter.
No Matter Where He Was Born
Was Barack Hussein Obama born in Hawaii?
The truth is - nobody knows because Obama refuses to provide any legitimate proof answering this question, not even a simple birth certificate that every other natural born citizen of the USA has in their possession.
Was Barack Hussein Obama adopted by Lolo Soetoro as a citizen of Indonesia and did Obama naturalize to US citizenship upon return from Indonesia?
All evidence available says that Obama was indeed adopted by Lolo Soetoro, making him a citizen of Indonesia at the time. What happened next, nobody knows, once again, because Obama refuses to answer the questions.
Does Barack Hussein Obama have dual or divided loyalties?
Based upon his known family history as well as his focus on international interests versus national interests, one must honestly conclude that Barack Hussein Obama does indeed have at best, dual and divided loyalties.
Does being born in Hawaii answer the question of constitutional eligibility?
No… a birth certificate for Hawaii will result in establishing only the place of his birth, his “native born” status, NOT his “natural-born” status. His natural-born status is already answered in Obama’s own statements, that he is the son of a foreign national. If a birth certificate shows someone other than Barack Obama Sr. as his natural birth father, then Barack Hussein Obama is a fraud and cannot hold office for that reason.
So, I say again, who cares where Barack Hussein Obama was born?
A much better question is who is going to remove this fraudulent thug from office in handcuffs?
If Republicans don’t address this issue upon swearing into power in January, then Republicans are complicit, the constitution is dead, and the people are on their own.
The American patriot either gets this one right, or they get nothing else right. The world is not laughing at Obama, they are laughing at the ignorant spineless Americans who prefer politicking over their own constitution. As long as we fail to clean up our own house, the rest of the world has no reason to respect our opinions on anything else.
We right this wrong, or all wrongs stand! The entire free world is watching and so far, nobody is impressed!
JB Williams

The Internet: Net Neutrality, It's now an official "I told you so!"

Back in 2007 I openly warned people of the consequences that would follow if you allowed the government to tinker with the Internet...some people listened and we were able to put this thing called Net Neutrality in limbo for a couple of years.  Well we the little people lost the battle with the biggies with all the money.  So the likes of Hillary Clinton (she was a senator from New York when she was bribed...yes, that's right, bribed!  $119,250.00 into her pocket! ...further, she gets to keep it now that she is Secretary of State) and John F. Kerry (sorry I forgot how much he made off with, but he did buy a new boat) plus a few others in the halls of congress are rolling in the dough because we little ones can only vote at the ballot box while big business can vote with big bucks. I put out another warning last April (see below)  and nobody listened...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Internet...oh that Internet beast...will it gobble you up? Net Neutrality will affect both the bloggers and their readers.
So now we all have to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes because big business will make those fortunes from us. ~ Norman E. Hooben

ps: Somewhere in those warnings I said, "Don't let this become an I told you so story." 
Well, it's official, "I told you so!"

Source for the following: Boston Globe
Internet rules give big business control

HIAWATHA BRAY’S article “FCC OK’s Internet service rules’’ (Dec. 22, Business) showed some promise for those in favor of Net neutrality, however, the FCC’s vote to approve new rules governing the Internet fell far short of President Obama’s campaign promise to protect online free speech and commerce. The new rules hand much control to wired and wireless Internet service providers.
As vice president of Full Channel, a small cable operator and Internet service provider in Warren, R.I., the assumption might be that I would favor rules that put control in the hands of the service provider, however on the contrary, I am a proponent of true Net neutrality. The rules place small- and medium-size businesses in all industries, not just small Internet providers, at a disadvantage by giving control to large corporations.
Full Channel is one of more than 900 small cable, Internet, and phone providers. Combined these businesses serve about 7 million households. With small providers giants in control, online start-ups, and anyone who publishes media online are at the mercy of these Goliaths that serve more than 200 million Internet users.
Earlier this month, Comcast ordered servers hosting Netflix videos to pay for access to its Internet subscribers. Under the new rules this will be only the beginning of big cable and telephone’s role as the gatekeepers of information. The Internet is edging closer toward a locked-down oligarchical model and possibly a disastrous future for consumers and businesses alike. It makes good business sense to support a neutral Internet. A network under any other structure will stifle commerce, free speech, and innovation.
Levi C. Maaia Vice president, Full Channel Warren, R.I.
For the record: An earlier editing error changed the meaning of a sentence in a letter by Levi C. Maaia, vice president of Full Channel in Warren, R.I. The sentence should have read, ‘‘With giant Internet providers in control, small providers, online start-ups, and anyone who publishes media online are at the mercy of these Goliaths that serve more than 200 million Internet users.’’

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How many of you knew Obama when...?

...when he was yanking your chain trying to get your vote!

John over at Midnight Review was pretty much dead on with his predictions

Our list of "Obama Beliefs" made in October of 2008. This was before we really knew him. How did we do? You decide.

A belief against private gun ownership
A belief that any and all abortion legislation is good
A belief that all industry should be unionized
A belief that privatized education threatens the National Well-being
A belief that capitalism has produced economic failure on many levels
A belief that political debate needs to be limited
A belief that terrorism should be defined as a crimial activty
A belief that "minimum wage" must meet "living wage" standards
A belief that WalMart needs legislative supervision
A belief that he and Michelle are a co-Presidency
A belief that conservative Christian talk have legislative limits
A belief that the Christian Church cannot have membership requirements if it partners with the Government in aid and relief
A belief that he and Michelle owe a political debt to the Black community
A belief that the Military offers great opportunity for our Nation's minority We are leaving this item in the list although comments that lead us to include this items have proven to be misleading. Obama is in fact anti-military. His personal feelings are secondary to the fact that he is the Commander in Chief of the most effective fighting force on earth. A belief that preemptive military strikes are categorically wrong
A belief in the election strategy of "deracialization" - the political practice of blacks talking like whites in a predominantly white region for the purpose of getting elected. A belief that "affordable housing" policies need to be expanded
A belief in reparations to the Black community for the sins of slavery
A belief that Jesus Christ does not define "God" in exclusive terms
A belief there are times when the Government knows better than the parent
A belief that your 401k should be taken from you and added to the Social Security fund
A belief that the Patriot Act needs to be repealed
A belief that Guantánamo Bay must be closed
A belief that the U.N. is both useful and necessary
A belief in abortion without governmental limitations - period.
A belief that conscience laws should not be allowed for health care providers
A belief that only government can solve America's economic problems
A belief that the military is a necessary evil. He wants a one-war force as opposed to the two-war force we currently have. Very dangerous.


Storm'n Norm'n said...
You did very well...of course many of us thought of many in your list but we never wrote them down. There is a comment that I made in July of '08 that remain in my side bar that in a way summarizes your entire list: "From the first time I heard about the boogey-man as a child to the first time I got shot at in Vietnam, nothing in my entire lifetime, THAT'S NOTHING! has put more fear into me than this man Obama." I used 'fear' here not as against the individual but the ideology he represnted...and still does! Great list you have there....maybe I'll borrow it one of these days. Thanks, Norm
John Smithson said...
If you would give this blog due credit, borrow away. Thanks for you service in Nam. My brother was 21 years older than me. He landed on Normandy and fought through France and Germany. The war ruined him. I do what I do here because of him and guys like yourself. I have actually cried over this past two years. Who would have thought that we would be witnessing the death of this great nation as we have known it for years, and from a band of Marxist impostors. I have been busy working for a living. Retired, now, and am doing nothing more important than what I (we) am doing right now. God bless you, Norm.

Global warming, global cooling...what is it? Here's the real scoop!

It helps to be accurate...

I think I'll go for a bike ride...

From: Contour GPS Video Mapping

Something to think about...You have to get the bikes up there first...whew! what a hike!

Are you dumber than an 8th grader? (shh, I won't tell...I'm in the same boat!)

Cannot Get Any Easier Than This...but could you pass an exam like this today?

The following from

1954 8th Grade Civics Test - Could You Pass?
What more proof do we need that our children are being deliberately dumbed down than this standard 1954 civics test on the U.S. Constitution on which Kenny Hignite received a 98 1/2, Excellent, indeed!

They must have been smarter over there in England fifty-three years earlier (1898)
...check this out:
As a service to Spectator readers who still have any doubts about the decline in educational standards, we are printing these exam papers taken by 11-year-olds applying for places to King Edward's School in Birmingham in 1898.


1. Write out in your best handwriting:-

'O Mary, go and call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,

Across the sands o' Dee.'

The western wind was wild and dank with foam,

And all alone went she.

The western tide crept up along the sand,

And o'er and o'er the sand,

And round and round the sand,

As far as eye could see.

The rolling mist came down and hid the land -

And never home came she.

2. Parse fully 'And call the cattle home.'

3. Explain the meaning of o' Dee, dank with foam, western tide, round and round the sand, the rolling mist.

4. Write out separately the simple sentences in the last two lines of the above passage and analyse them.

5. Write out what you consider to be the meaning of the above passage.


1. On the outline map provided, mark the position of Carlisle, Canterbury, Plymouth, Hull, Gloucester, Swansea, Southampton, Worcester, Leeds, Leicester and Norwich; Morecambe Bay, The Wash, Solent, Menai Straits and Lyme Bay; St Bees Head, The Naze, Lizard Point; the rivers Trent and Severn; Whernside, the North Downs, and Plinlimmon; and state on a separate paper what the towns named above are noted for.

2. Where are silver, platinum, tin, wool, wheat, palm oil, furs and cacao got from?

3. Name the conditions upon which the climate of a country depends, and explain the reason of any one of them.

4. Name the British possessions in America with the chief town in each. Which is the most important?

5. Where are Omdurman, Wai-Hei-Wai, Crete, Santiago, and West Key, and what are they noted for?


1. Write in columns the nominative singular, genitive plural, gender, and meaning of:- operibus, principe, imperatori, genere, apro, nivem, vires, frondi, muri.

2. Give the comparative of noxius, acer, male, diu; the superlative of piger, humilis, fortiter, multum; the English and genitive sing. of solus, uter, quisque.

3. Write these phrases in a column and put opposite to each its Latin: he will go; he may wish; he had; he had been; he will be heard; and give in a column the English of fore, amatum, regendus, monetor.

4. Give in columns the perfect Indic. and active supine of ago, pono, dono, cedo, jungo, claudo.

Mention one example each of verbs followed by the nominative, the accusative, the genitive, the dative, the ablative.

5. Translate into Latin:-

    1. The general's little son was loved by the soldiers.

    2. Let no bodies be buried within this city.

    3. Ask Tullius who found the lions.

    4. He said that the city had been taken, and, the war being finished, the forces would return.

6. Translate into English:-

    Exceptus est imperatoris adventus incredibili honore atque amore: tum primum enim veniebat ab illo Aegypti bello. Nihil relinquebatur quod ad ornatum locorum omnium qua iturus erat excogitari posset.


1. What kings of England began to reign in the years 871, 1135, 1216, 1377, 1422, 1509, 1625, 1685, 1727, 1830?

2. Give some account of Egbert, William II, Richard III, Robert Blake, Lord Nelson.

3. State what you know of - Henry II's quarrel with Becket, the taking of Calais by Edward III, the attempt to make Lady Jane Grey queen, the trial of the Seven bishops, the Gordon riots.

4. What important results followed - the raising of the siege of Orleans, the Gunpowder plot, the Scottish rebellion of 1639, the surrender at Yorktown, the battles of Bannockburn, Bosworth, Ethandune, La Hogue, Plassey, and Vittoria?

5. How are the following persons connected with English History,- Harold Hardrada, Saladin, James IV of Scotland, Philip II of Spain, Frederick the Elector Palatine?


1. Multiply 642035 by 24506.

2. Add together £132 4s. 1d., £243 7s. 2d., £303 16s 2d., and £1.030 5s. 3d.; and divide the sum by 17. (Two answers to be given.)

3. Write out Length Measure, and reduce 217204 inches to miles, &c.

4. Find the G.C.M. of 13621 and 159848.

5. Find, by Practice, the cost of 537 things at £5 3s. 71/2d. each.

6. Subtract 37/16 from 51/4; multiply 63/4 by 5/36; divide 43/8 by 11/6; and find the value of 21/4 of 12/3 of 13/5.

7. Five horses and 28 sheep cost £126 14s., and 16 sheep cost £22 8s.; find the total cost of 2 horses          and 10 sheep.

8. Subtract 3.25741 from 3.3; multiply 28.436 by 8.245; and divide .86655 by 26.5.

9. Simplify 183/4 - 22/3 ÷ 11/5 - 31/2 x 4/7.

10. Find the square root of 5.185,440,100.

11. Find the cost of papering the walls of a room 16ft long, 13ft 6in. wide, and 9ft high, with paper 11/2ft wide at 2s. 3d. a piece of 12yds in length.

12. A and B rent a number of fields between them for a year, the rent and other expenses amounting to £108 17s. 6d. A puts in 2 horses, 5 oxen and 10 sheep; and B puts in 4 horses, 1 ox, and 27 sheep. If a horse eats as much as 3 sheep and an ox as much as 2 sheep, how much should A and B each pay?

These papers were kindly sent in by Humphrey Stanbury, whose father took the exam, and passed.

Monday, December 27, 2010

U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison: “Why is he so adamant about overthrowing the Constitution...?” ...because he wants Sharia Law!

Bradlee Dean: Keith Ellison is advancing Sharia law through ‘homosexual agenda’
Radio host says congressman is 'adamant' about overthrowing the Constitution  Minnesota Independent

Bradlee Dean of the religious ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International believes Rep. Keith Ellison’s support for LGBT rights is part of his strategy to bring Sharia law to the United States. On his radio show Saturday, Dean said that members of the LGBT community are fools for supporting Ellison and that the Minnesota Democrat is “adamant about overthrowing the United States Constitution.”
Sharia law is the sacred law of Islam and derives its condemnation of homosexuality from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, as do fellow Abrahamic traditions Christianity and Judaism. As with Christian and Jewish approaches to LGBT issues, Muslim interpretations of  Sharia laws on homosexuality vary widely, ranging from full support to prescribing a death sentence for it.
“I said time and time again that there is a correlation between the Muslims and the homosexual agenda, and we have a couple of fools in the state of Minnesota that are putting a rope around their neck and they just don’t realize it,” said Dean [audio below]. “Here, let me give it to you this way: Keith Ellison is a Muslim.”
Dean said that Ellison’s support for protections for LGBT people from hate crimes and for same-sex marriage is part of an attempt to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and implement Sharia law.
“Why is he so adamant about overthrowing the Constitution as it is right now? Because if you pay attention to the plow he’s planting the seed,” Dean said. “He’s trying to come through with Sharee [sic] law.”
Raising his voice, he urged his listeners, “Does somebody want to talk to the homosexual community in the state of Minnesota and tell them what he is doing? Go online, folks! You love the homosexuals so much then why don’t you tell them who they’ve appointed as their chairperson? He’s a Muslim!”
He continued, “Hello? Why is he after it? Because he wants to bring in Sharee [sic] law through the homosexual agenda!”
“They are using the homosexuals as a political battering ram to bring forth what? Sharee [sic] law.”
LGBT leaders in the United States are “ignorant,” Dean said, for allowing Ellison to serve as co-chair of the House LGBT Caucus.
“What is Keith up to? I think we have to ask the question, Keith,” said Dean. “I’m just asking the gay communities what’s up with Keith Ellison because they are so foolish, blind and stupid not to figure out that their vice chair is a Muslim. This is no hidden secret, folks. This is in America. Who is this guy working for?”
“Why is this guy advocating the overthrow of the United States Constitution in the state of Minnesota?”
Dean then played an audio clip of an unidentified Muslim who said that Sharia law calls for the execution of homosexuals.
“I would say to the homosexuals: You better keep your eyes peeled. You are playing the fools. I knew there was a correlation. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. And the homosexuals are using the Muslims to do it, and the Muslims are using the homosexuals to do it. The homosexuals are playing the fool to the Muslims.”
He continued, “That’s how foolish these homosexuals are in Minnesota. God is not mocked. You can’t spit against heaven and not expect to fall upon your own back. And that’s exactly what’s happening to those that want to play the devil’s advocate.”
To Ellison, Dean said, “Keith you can call me any time. Let’s see how much of an American you really are.” He added the Ellison’s office has not returned his calls. Ellison’s office has not yet responded to the Minnesota Independent’s query about whether Dean has called or to offer comment on Dean’s statements.
Ellison has been forthright about his beliefs about Islam and homosexuality, and he has repeatedly said that Islam has taught him the importance of civil rights and social justice.
Earlier this year, Ellison addressed the Unitarian Universalist National Convention in a speech that covered themes of faith, love and abundance. “There’s enough for the straight and the gay,” he said. “There’s enough for the people who were born in America and the new immigrants. There’s enough for the blacks, there’s enough for the whites, there’s enough for the Latinos, there’s enough for the Asians, there’s enough for the Muslims, the Christians, the Jews, the Buddhists, the Hindus! There’s enough, everybody!”
And in an interview with the Muslim Peace Fellowship he stated unequivocally that he opposes violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
“I’m not asking people to embrace homosexuality,” he said. “I’m saying it’s wrong and immoral to kill them, beat them or exclude them from working. You don’t have to like them. Leave ‘em alone. Let them live their lives and let God decide if He will judge them, as He will judge us all. That’s all I’m saying.”
The Minnesota Independent emailed You Can Run But You Cannot Hide for clarification on Dean’s statements about Ellison and whether the group believed Ellison would try to implement Sharia law that would call for the execution of homosexuals.
“Due to the fact that the Muslims are the ones who would enforce Sharia Law and execute homosexuals, and being that Keith Ellison is a Muslim, you should be asking him that question,” a spokesperson replied. “That is our point.”
“I think the problem here is that Bradlee is trying to warn you of your sin before God for your good, and time and time again, you treat Bradlee like he is your enemy for doing so,” the email continued. “He has stuck his neck out for you many times. Bradlee’s heart is out of a sincere and real love to turn all men from sin to God.”
“You should be writing an article about what the Muslims are saying, since they are the ones who want to execute homosexuals. We are here merely to look out for you in that sense. Why do you turn on those who warn you?”
But Dean seemed to applaud Muslims that call for such executions. On his May 15 radio show, Dean said:
“Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination.”
Dean and his ministry have close ties to the Republican Party and GOP elected officials and candidates including gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Secretary of State and current state Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, and state Rep. Dan Severson. Rep. Michele Bachmann has fundraised for the group extensively in recent years as well.
Listen to part one of Dean’s commentary: If sound tracks do not load click here.

Listen to part two:

3M In Collusion With Your Government...naah can't be...but what's this?

3M gave $580,269 to State and Federal politicians!
...but oh what a return on investment!

The following from: Citizens Against Government Waste CAGW

All Signs Point to a Waste of Tax Dollarsby: Lauren Hartman

A strange unfunded mandate from the federal government is slated to cost taxpayers millions of dollars over the next few years.  A new regulation by the Department of Transportation dictates that all street signs must be in a mix of upper and lower case font, and must meet new higher reflectivity standards.  Local governments must pay for the replacements themselves.  Each sign typically costs more than $100, so high-density areas face huge costs.  For example in New York City, the cost is projected to reach $27.5 million.  It will cost smaller cities, like Milwaukee, approximately $2 million.
Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood believes this policy is a waste.  He stated on December 1, 2010  that “this regulation makes no sense,” and “it does not properly take into account the high costs that local government would have to bear.  States, cities, and towns should not be required to spend money that they don’t have to replace perfectly good traffic signs.”  Secretary LaHood has directed the Federal Highway Administration to open up a 45-day period of public comment and opinion on the regulation, the first step in potentially changing this onerous mandate.
Even more galling, one of the studies that helped justify the policy change was funded by 3M, the company that manufactures the reflective material with which the signs are manufactured.  However, despite this apparent overt cronyism, the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) continues to protest that the policy change is all about safety.  “If you can’t read it, you can’t see it or you can’t comprehend it, it could be a distraction to you,” said FHA administrator Victor Mendez in an ABC article on November 29, 2010.  “You could be in an accident, negative consequences could occur.”  Of course, safety is important, but unnecessary and costly regulations are not a good strategy, especially in this time of economic troubles when local governments are already struggling to pay their bills.
The federal government is clearly missing the sign of the times.  Their unfunded mandates are putting an unnecessary burden on taxpayers and local governments. 

Columbine's just a reminder...and don't you forget it!

2:00 P.M.

Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the heart of men and of women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence.

The death of my wonderful daughter Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher and the other children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA.

I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughters death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy - it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies!

Much of that blame lies here in this room. Much of that blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves..

I wrote a poem just four nights ago that express my feelings best. This was written way before I knew l would be speaking here today.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage.
You've outlawed simple prayer.

Now gunshots fill our classrooms.
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere.
And ask the question "WHY"?

You regulate restrictive laws.
Through legislative creed.
Add yet you fail to understand.
That God is what we need!

Men and women are three part beings. We all consist of body, soul, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our makeup, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc.

Spiritual influences were present within our educational Systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historic fact.

What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God and in doing so, we open the doors to hatred and violence.

And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs - - politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that continue to erode away our personal and private liberties.

We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre.

The real villain lies within our OWN hearts. Political posturing and restrictive legislation is not the answers.

The young people of our nation hold the key. There is a spiritual awakening taking place that will not be squelched!

We do not need more religion. We do not need more gaudy Television evangelists spewing out verbal religious garbage. We do not need more million dollar church buildings built while people with basic needs are being ignored.

We do need a change of heart and an humble acknowledgment that this nation was founded on the principle of simple trust in God.

As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes. He did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right!

I challenge every young person in America and around the world to realize that on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School - - prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain.

Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your conscience and denies your God-given right to communicate with Him.

To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA - I give to you sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before you cast the first stone!

My daughter's death will not be in vain. The young people of this country will not allow that to happen.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Some end of year reminders of why we are deteriorating...

Would you really want somebody like this deciding the country's future?
Cicero warned us about people like this...

How much longer can we hang in there?

It's A Conspiracy ! ~ I've been telling you this for years...this ordinarily should put a lot of people behind bars including...

Wikieleaks... Will they get enough to put the cuffs on Obama?
Wonders never cease… For approximately thirty-five years I’ve been harping about the corrupt politicians and their wasteful spending habits.  More importantly the conspiracy by the same politicians who would do our country harm by selling us out to some corrupt world government (and that would be? The United Nations! Certainly you didn’t suspect some other did you?).  Many, including the conspirators themselves, have alluded to this conspiracy as nonsense spread by alarmists.  Then there’s the main stream media, a distinct member of the cabal, who spread the false news about the so-called theory.  Yet we have others clearly outlining the conspiracy via their writings and interviews…Henry Kissinger comes to mind; and let’s not forget Zbigniew Brzezinski (an Obama advisor) who would rather kill a million people than to control a million people (do worry, please do, about these facts, they’re all documented).  Even Presidents of the United States knew the existence of those that would do us in…one such president was actually done-in by the powers to be.  And that was John F. Kennedy…but not before he gave an excellent speech covering the dark side of their existence (see/hear John F. Kennedy’s Secret Society Speech)…that’s the one where Kennedy refers to the main stream media as, “the one party media” (it still is a one party media or haven’t you noticed).  Both Wilson and Eisenhower, among others, also knew about the conspirators. 
Gee, a whole paragraph and I’ve not even mentioned some of the ring-leaders of note…most notably the Bush and Clinton families (Don’t worry; I’ll get to Obama in a minute or two).  George Herbert Walker Bush pronounced his New World Order (NWO) wishes more than any of the presidents unless you want to double up on Bill Clinton for he envisioned a “world view” and when added to other NWO speeches he’s clearly in the lead.  I’ll leave Hillary out of this for the moment but anyone who writes their college thesis in admiration of Saul Alinksy should leave no doubt in your mind where she stands…besides, she been to too many secret meetings with the bad guys.  Now all you Republicans don’t get upset when I mention George W. Bush (Yeah, I know I voted for him but he was certainly better than the alternative.) for he went so far as to sign agreements (they cannot be treaties without senate ratification) to speed up our downfall.   The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) with Canada and Mexico…most likely the number one reason they won’t control the borders!  So just don’t blame the current administration, they’re all at fault.  Obama, Bush, Clinton, Carter…they’re all a bunch of politic elite who want to control the world.
Source for the quote in the picture: The Excavator World War Three, When are you coming for me?
Now let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of where I’m going with all this.  Let’s start with someone like a United States Ambassador.  Wouldn’t it seem reasonable that all ambassadors get their directions from the U.S. State Department?  At the present time, that would be the responsibility of one Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State under Barack Hussein Obama.  Now who sets foreign policy? …get out your Constitution.  The Constitution clearly gives that power to the president.  I set this up so that there should be no doubt in your mind that any mischief at the bottom of the hierarchy clearly comes from the top and down through the goons that follow the lead.  So when it comes to any wrongdoings by an ambassador (as it will be stated here-in) you should know who is pulling the strings.  By the way, the ambassadors are handpicked for their ideological viewpoints.  And viewpoints for this administration are of the Marxist-Socialist venue…non other!

Now comes along a person of questionable motifs that at first thought to be a threat to national security but may soon be on the international heroes list.  Julian Assage, (see Julian Assange: A hero or a villain?) with the help of U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning exposes definitive collaboration between private industry and government officials.  …this ordinarily should put a lot of people behind bars including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hugh Grant (CEO Monsanto), Gerald A. Steiner (VP Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Monsanto), Craig Stapleton (US Ambassador to France) but we don’t live in ordinary times; the enemies Cicero warned us about are in control.  Let’s hope that more American citizens wake up after they read this: ~ Norman E. Hooben

"From Cassandra to Jesus Christ, it is amazing how often the doomed choose to ignore those who warn them of their coming fate."
The following from: (NaturalNews) The global GMO conspiracy is no longer a theory

Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist.
The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that would hamper the expansion of GMOs:

"Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European] Commission... Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice."

Got that so far? His own words: "Retaliation" as a way to "make [it] clear" that resisting GMOs will have a price.
Stapleton goes on to say something rather incredible:
"Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory..."As you read these words again, remember that these are the words of the U.S. ambassador to France who is suggesting the US "calibrate a target retaliation list" in order to "cause some pain across the EU" that must be "sustainable over the long term."

Need we say anything more? This cable proves, once and for all, that there is a global GMO conspiracy where government operatives work in secret to push Monsanto's GMO agenda while punishing opponents of GMOs and adding them to a "target retaliation list."

This cable also proves that NaturalNews has been right all along about the GMO conspiracy, and that GMO opponents such as Jeffrey Smith are battling what can only be called an evil conspiracy to control the world's food supply. It also proves that when Alex Jones talks about the global conspiracy to control the world food supply, he's not just ranting. He's warning about the reality of the world in which we now live.

As Jeffery Smith said today in a Democracy Now interview:

"We’ve been saying for years that the United States government is joined at the hip with Monsanto and pushing GMOs as part of Monsanto’s agenda on the rest of the world. This lays bare the mechanics of that effort. We have Craig Stapleton, the former ambassador to France, specifically asking the U.S. government to retaliate and cause some harm throughout the European Union." (

Military terms

Do you notice something about these words used by the US ambassador to France? "Calibrate a target retaliation list" sounds eerily familiar, doesn't it? It's the kind of language you might find tossed around in a military bombing war exercise.

That's no coincidence: These government operatives quite literally consider themselves to be at war with the world, and they intend to conquer the world with their genetically modified poisons. They will do anything, it seems, to force-feed their deadly crops to the public.

Eight important realizations from these leaks

This Wikileaks cable brings up all sorts of issues that each might deserve a separate article, but here are the highlights of what comes to my mind on this issue:

Realization #1) Wikileaks is valuable for exposing the government lies in our world. Without Wikileaks, we never would have known about these cables which prove the existence of this GMO conspiracy.

Realization #2) US government diplomatic officials are working for the corporations! It's just as we've described here on NaturalNews numerous times -- Big Government is really just an extension of the most evil and most powerful corporations that now dominate our planet: The drug companies, the weapons manufacturers, the agricultural giants and so on. Here's what Jeffrey Smith had to say about governments conspiring with Monsanto:

"In 2009, we have a cable from the ambassador to Spain from the United States asking for intervention there, asking the government to help formulate a biotech strategy and support the government -- members of the government in Spain that want to promote GMOs, as well. And here, they specifically indicate that they sat with the director of Monsanto for the region and got briefed by him about the politics of the region and created strategies with him to promote the GMO agenda."

Realization #3) The US is willing to retaliate against European countries if they try to block GMOs. This brings up the question: Why is the US so desperate to push GMOs on Europe? Clearly there is another agenda behind all this (maybe we'll learn more in future Wikileaks releases).

Realization #4) No wonder the US government has declared war on Wikileaks because these dark secrets and "conspiracy notes" are never made public through any normal means. It takes a whistleblower to expose the true government corruption taking place in our world today.

Realization #5) The GMO conspiracy reaches to the highest levels of global control. This US ambassador Stapleton wasn't just a nobody. He was, in fact, the co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former President George W. Bush! His wife, by the way, is George Bush's cousin. This is a conspiracy involving the highest-ranking officials across multiple countries who are pushing a GMO agenda that's poisoning people across the planet.

Realization #6) Governments are literally trying to kill their own people. It is widely known in the inner circles of power that GMOs are deadly, but governments keep pushing them anyway. As Jeffrey Smith explains in his interview with Democracy Now:

"...the person who was in charge of FDA policy in 1992, Monsanto’s former attorney, Michael Taylor, he allowed GMOs on the market without any safety studies and without labeling, and the policy claimed that the agency was not aware of any information showing that GMOs were significantly different. Seven years later, because of a lawsuit, 44,000 secret internal FDA memos revealed that that policy was a lie. Not only were the scientists at the FDA aware that GMOs were different, they had warned repeatedly that they might create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. But they were ignored, and their warnings were even denied, and the policy went forth allowing the deployment GMOs into the food supply with virtually no safety studies."

Realization #7) The GMO conspiracy is always reframed as "science". At one point in the leaked cables, Stapleton warns that in opposing GMOs, France would "roll back established science-based decision making." The GMO conspiracy, you have to remember, is always hidden behind the term "science" so that anyone who opposes GMOs can be characterized as being somehow against "scientific thinking."

All this gives science a bad name, of course, but I suppose that since the history of science is filled with arrogant scientists poisoning people in the name of science (mercury, vaccines, radiation, plastics, medications, etc.), we shouldn't be all that surprised to observe this.

Realization #8) Spain has been a key co-conspirator to push the U.S. GMO agenda. Much of the conspiring taking place in the EU has been spearheaded by Spain, whose officials met personally with the head of Monsanto to plot their push of GMOs into Europe.

All of a sudden the Blackwater story adds up

This all reminds me of a story published a few months back by The Nation in which Jeremy Scahill exposed a link between Monsanto and the military contractor known as Blackwater. His article claimed that Monsanto had hired Blackwater spies to "infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm." (

Monsanto vehemently denied the allegation. I looked hard at covering that story at the time but could not substantiate the accusations to my satisfaction. However, given the new information gleaned from these leaked diplomatic cables -- which blatantly state that the GMO conspirators plan to "calibrate a target retaliation list" -- all of a sudden the Blackwater story adds up.

This is the verbage of a military-style retaliation campaign, and that's exactly the business of Blackwater. Remember how Stapleton said the US needed to "cause some pain?" That's Blackwater's calling card!

Although these cables don't prove any connection between Monsanto and Blackwater, they do lend credence to the idea that such a link is not only possibly, but perhaps even probable. It clearly deserves additional investigation.

Regardless of whether the Blackwater / Monsanto link is ever proven, what's crystal clear from all this is that the global GMO conspiracy is very real and that GMO conspirators plot retaliatory actions against any nation that refuses to allow GMOs into their country.

The whole thing is then disguised as "science" so that anyone who opposes it can be branded as "non-scientific." This is the same sick way in which vaccines are pushed, too: They're called "scientific" even when they're based entirely on scientific fraud (as are GMOs).

How governments really operate

Above all, what these Wikileaks cables really reveal is that government conspiracies are, of course, not only real but that they are taking place right now. Diplomats and ambassadors are, in effect, government thugs who engage in the most unethical actions, full of threats and retaliation, in order to serve the financial interests of their corporate masters.

That's how the world really works, despite the Disney-like image portrayed by the mainstream media. Behind the scenes, the U.S. government is literally plotting with Monsanto to take over the world's food supply. That is not an exaggeration. It's not conjecture. It is a statement of fact based on the words of the government's own operatives (who obviously didn't know their words would ever be made public).

Through Wikileaks, we have been given a glimpse into the truth behind the Great Wall of government lies. And that truth, it turns out, is a lot uglier than most people could have imagined. (It's no surprise to me, because I've seen things that most regular people have never witnessed. But to a regular Joe Blow working his J.O.B. and watching the evening news, the hard-core truth about the world is a bit too much to handle...)

Personally, I can't wait to see what other dark secrets are buried in these Wikileaks cables. And it all makes me wish we had a Wikileaks for the FDA, too. Can you imagine all the dirty secrets that would come out of the FDA's offices if we could read their emails? We need an FDA leaker.

The other thought that comes to mind is how much I wouldn't want to be Julian Assange right now. His head is now the world's most powerful bullet magnet... especially when government rifles are anywhere nearby. If the U.S. government would conspire to create a "retaliation target list" of nations that are merely resisting GMOs, can you imagine what they will do if they ever get their hands on Assange?

Read the leaked cables right here: and ttp://

(Note: These links may not be active for very long because the governments of the world are obviously trying to shut down all the websites that post this information. The truth, it seems, is just too dangerous to allow it to be openly published.)

How to turn all this around

Don't let all this get you down. You can take action to help turn this around!

Action Item #1) Don't buy GMO foods! Look for the non-GMO "Project Verified" label on foods.

Action Item #2) Urge lawmakers to oppose GMOs or require honest GMO labeling of foods.

Action Item #3) Help support the Institute for Responsible Technology and other non-profits working to oppose GMOs.

Action Item #4) Stay informed! Read NaturalNews and our Facebook GMO Dangers page ( to stay up on this issue. The IRT (above) will keep you even more deeply informed on GMOs.

Action Item #5) Share what you know! Share videos, cartoons, articles and websites with your friends and family members who also care about protecting their health from GMOs.

Action Item #6) Don't trust the government! They are pushing a GMO conspiracy. They don't want you to have natural food, and the FDA is now being unleashed under the new food safety bill to destroy small farmers who tend to use non-GMO crops. Fight against government encroachment of our natural right to grow honest food. Support food freedom!

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