Saturday, January 28, 2012

More Proof (that should be "solid proof") That Private Industry Creates Jobs...and not the government!

"The private sector is the seedbed for jobs." The Seattle Times
And the following from The Seattle Times

The fallacy of who creates jobs and the 2012 presidential election
Guest columnist Alex Alben suggests the breathless commentary of how the economy will affect the 2012 presidential election misses several nuanced points. Among them is that private industry creates most of the jobs and that government policy influence, while important, is limited.
Special to The times
PRESIDENT Obama and the Democrats have a problem in the 2012 elections relating to the fallacy that the party in power "creates jobs" and therefore should be punished for a high national unemployment rate.
We can trace the roots of this rhetorical canard to the Clinton era, when Democrats boasted that 23 million new American jobs were created in an eight-year span from 1993-2001. Bill Clinton can rightfully claim that fiscal decisions made in the early years of his administration, symbolized by the 1994 budget and tax increases, set a stage for private investment and economic growth. However, job growth of that era had more to do with global business expansion, a booming technology sector and gains in workplace productivity than the decisions made by the man in the Oval Office.
A president has certain economic levers to shape fiscal and monetary policy. Deficit spending by the federal government pumps money into the economy, but doesn't directly lead to sustainable economic growth. The Federal Reserve sets interest rates between banks and can work to expand money supply and restrain inflation, tuning the environment for investment.
The private sector, however, is the seedbed for jobs. Of 153.7 million American workers, according to the Department of Labor, only 2.8 million are federal workers, 3.8 million have state government jobs, and 11.1 million are employed by cities and counties. More than 88 percent of all American jobs are in the private domain.
Many factors influence economic health and hiring decisions in both small and large businesses. Consumer spending, the housing market, foreign shocks, such as wars and terrorist attacks, and the invention of compelling new products all combine to form the soup of economic activity. Job creation reflects the confidence of hiring managers that consumers will continue to buy their products and that more people engaged in making products and services will lead to long-term profit, justifying the additional costs of expanding the labor force.
Yet if job creation is an economic bet made by many thousands of firms trying to assess future economic conditions, why do politicians persistently claim that they are responsible for job growth?
Quite simply, the job creation claim worked for President Clinton in his 1998 re-election campaign and for candidate Barack Obama in 2008. We should note that the U.S. economy also expanded under George W. Bush and 3 million net jobs were created in his two terms, but the country also suffered from 22 months of recession in his 96 months in office.
Obama ran on a platform of job creation, even with the headwinds of the business cycle and the economic meltdown precipitated by the financial crisis at the close of 2008. Asking to be measured by net job creation during any four-year period is a dangerous game and it has come back to haunt our 44th president.
The topic of a president's influence on the U.S. economy begs for a long and lucid discussion rather than the ridiculous banter served up by media pundits, who opine that Obama can't win re-election if the unemployment rate stays above 9 percent heading into November 2012.
Measuring presidential performance by a single statistic ignores both the good and bad decisions made by the Obama administration regarding our auto industry, payroll-tax cuts, unemployment benefits, the bank bailout (and repayment), and stepping in to keep the global financial system from spinning out of control in early 2009.
Historian Thomas Carlyle dubbed economics "the dismal science," yet the field covers the interactions between consumers, companies, traders, bankers, markets, merchants, unions, inventors and laborers that constitute the wonderfully complex set of relationships that make the world go 'round.
If we continue to indulge the overblown claims by politicians that they can do anything more than tinker around the edges of global economic forces, then we only have ourselves to blame for misplaced expectations.
Alex Alben, a Seattle consultant, has served as a senior executive for high-tech companies. His email is alexalben99@yahoo.com
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The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. ~ Author Unknown
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"A nation can survive its' fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.  An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor--He speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation--he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city--he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." Cicero, 42 B.C., Roman Statesman, orator, and author.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

An elephant never forgets...neither does a U.S. Marine

The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.   As for everyone else unless you have been shot at by the Taliban shut your mouth, war is hell.
Or...
Or why not give them an award?
The Golden Stream Award ?  ...sounds good to me!



See also...
1.  Allen West Comments on Marines Peeing on Dead Taliban Controversy
2.  I love these Marines. Pamela Geller
3.  Video of Marine Atrocities Highlights Split Between Right Wing and Our Military by Jon Soltz

Perhaps Jon Soltz should read about the objectives of Islam

Here's just a bit... 

The Covenant
of the
Islamic Resistance Movement

18 August 1988
In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah
"Ye are the best nation that hath been raised up unto mankind: ye command that which is just, and ye forbid that which is unjust, and ye believe in Allah. And if they who have received the scriptures had believed, it had surely been the better for them: there are believers among them, but the greater part of them are transgressors. They shall not hurt you, unless with a slight hurt; and if they fight against you, they shall turn their backs to you, and they shall not be helped. They are smitten with vileness wheresoever they are found; unless they obtain security by entering into a treaty with Allah, and a treaty with men; and they draw on themselves indignation from Allah, and they are afflicted with poverty. This they suffer, because they disbelieved the signs of Allah, and slew the prophets unjustly; this, because they were rebellious, and transgressed." (Al-Imran - verses 109-111).
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
"The Islamic world is on fire. Each of us should pour some water, no matter how little, to extinguish whatever one can without waiting for the others." (Sheikh Amjad al-Zahawi, of blessed memory).
In The Name Of The Most Merciful Allah
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And study the Quran...it might help dispel any doubts in your mind about what the Muslims want besides world domination!  I don't know about you but I'm pretty much satisfied with our Judeo-Christian way of life and don't want to be beheaded for not converting to Islam.~ NEH

Where have all the mortgages gone? Can you find yours?

"Not only has the system destroyed county title records, but it is highly vulnerable to bank runs and systemic collapse."

Why All the Robo-Signing? Shining a Light on the Shadow Banking System
by: Ellen Brown, Truthout | News Analysis
 
The Wall Street Journal reported [6] on January 19 that the Obama administration was pushing heavily to get the 50 state attorneys general to agree to a settlement with five major banks in the "robo-signing" scandal. The scandal involves employees signing names not their own, under titles they did not really have, attesting to the veracity of documents they had not really reviewed. Investigation is revealing that it did not just happen occasionally, but was an industry-wide practice, dating back to the late 1990s; and that it may have clouded the titles of millions of homes. If the settlement is agreed to, it will let Wall Street bankers off the hook for crimes that would land the rest of us in jail - fraud, forgery, securities violations and tax evasion. To the president's credit, however, he seems to have shifted his position on the settlement in response to protests before his State of the Union address. In his speech on January 24, President Obama did not mention the settlement, but announced instead that he would be creating a mortgage crisis unit to investigate wrongdoing related to real estate lending. "This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans," he said.
The Deeper Question Is, Why?
Whether massive robo-signing occurred is no longer in issue. The question that needs to be investigated is why it was being done. The alleged justification - that the bankers were so busy that they cut corners - hardly seems credible given the extent of the practice.
The robo-signing largely involved assignments of mortgage notes to mortgage servicers or trusts representing the investors who put up the loan money. Assignment was necessary to give the trusts legal title to the loans. But assignment was delayed until it was necessary to foreclose on the homes, when it had to be done through the forgery and fraud of robo-signing. Why had it been delayed? Why did the banks not assign the mortgages to the trusts when and as required by law?

Here is a working hypothesis, suggested by [8] Martin Andelman: securitized mortgages are the "pawns" used in the pawn shop known as the "repo market." "Repos" are overnight sales and repurchases of collateral. Yale economist Gary Gorton explains [9] that repos are the "deposit insurance" for the shadow banking system, which is now larger than the conventional banking system and is necessary for the conventional system to operate. The problem is that repos require "sales," which means the mortgage notes have to remain free to be bought and sold. The mortgages are left unendorsed so they can be used in this repo market.
The Evolution of the Shadow Banking System
Gorton observes that there is a massive and growing demand for banking by large institutional investors - pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds - which have millions of dollars to park somewhere between investments. But FDIC insurance covers only up to $250,000. FDIC insurance was resisted in the 1930s by bankers and government officials and was pushed through as a populist movement: the people demanded it. What they got was enough insurance to cover the deposits of individuals and no more. Today, the large institutional investors want similar coverage. They want an investment that is secure, that provides them with a little interest and that is liquid like a traditional deposit account, allowing quick withdrawal.
The shadow banking system evolved in response to this need, operating largely through the repo market. "Repos" are sales and repurchases of highly liquid collateral, typically Treasury debt or mortgage-backed securities - the securitized units into which American real estate has been ground up and packaged, sausage-fashion. The collateral is bought by a "special purpose vehicle" (SPV), which acts as the shadow bank. The investors put their money in the SPV and keep the securities, which substitute for FDIC insurance in a traditional bank. (If the SPV fails to pay up, the investors can foreclose on the securities.) To satisfy the demand for liquidity, the repos are one-day or short-term deals, continually rolled over until the money is withdrawn. This money is used by the banks for other lending, investing or speculating. Gorton writes [9]:
This banking system (the "shadow" or "parallel" banking system) - repo based on securitization - is a genuine banking system, as large as the traditional, regulated banking system. It is of critical importance to the economy because it is the funding basis for the traditional banking system. Without it, traditional banks will not lend and credit, which is essential for job creation, will not be created.
All Behind the Curtain of MERS
The housing shell game was made possible because it was all concealed behind an electronic smokescreen called MERS (an acronym for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.). MERS allowed houses to be shuffled around among multiple, rapidly changing owners while circumventing local recording laws. Title would be recorded in the name of MERS as a placeholder for the investors and MERS would foreclose on behalf of the investors. Payments would be received by the mortgage servicer, which was typically the bank that signed the mortgage with the homeowner. The homeowner usually thinks the servicer is the lender, but in fact it is an amorphous group of investors.
This all worked until courts started questioning [10] whether MERS, which admitted that it was a mere conduit without title, had standing to foreclose. Courts have increasingly held that it does not.
Making matters worse for the servicing banks, Fannie Mae sent out a memo telling servicers that in order to be reimbursed under HAMP - a government loan modification program designed to help at-risk homeowners meet their mortgage payments - the servicers would have to produce the paperwork showing the loan had been assigned to the trust.
The hasty solution was a rash of assignments signed by an army of "robo-signers," to be filed in the public records. But the documents are patent forgeries, making a shambles of county title records.
Complicating all this are tax issues. Since 1986, mortgage-backed securities have been issued to investors through SPVs called REMICs (Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits). REMICs are designed as tax shelters; but to qualify for that status, they must be "static." Mortgages can't be transferred in and out once the closing date has occurred. The REMIC Pooling and Servicing Agreement typically states that any transfer significantly after the closing date is invalid. Yet, the newly robo-signed documents, which are required to begin foreclosure proceedings, are almost always executed long after the trust's closing date. The whole business is quite complicated [11], but the bottom line is that title has been clouded not only by MERS, but because the trusts purporting to foreclose do not own the properties by the terms of their own documents.
John O'Brien, register of deeds for the Southern Essex District of Massachusetts, calls it a "criminal enterprise." On January 18, he called for a full-scale criminal investigation [12], including a grand jury, to look into the evidence. He sent to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, US Attorney General Eric Holder and US Attorney Carmen Ortiz over 30,000 documents recorded in the Salem Registry that he says are fraudulent.
From Lending Machines to Borrowing Machines
The bankers have engaged in what amounts to a massive fraud, not necessarily because they started out with criminal intent, but because they have been required to in order to come up with the collateral (in this case real estate) to back their loans. It is the way our system is set up: the banks are not really creating credit and advancing it to us, counting on our future productivity to pay it off, the way they once did under the deceptive but functional fa├žade of fractional reserve lending. Instead, they are vacuuming up our money and lending it back to us at higher rates.
"Instead of lending into the economy," says British money reformer Ann Pettifor, "bankers are borrowing from the real economy." She wrote [13] in The Huffington Post in October 2010:
[T]he crazy facts are these: bankers now borrow from their customers and from taxpayers. They are effectively draining funds from household bank accounts, small businesses, corporations, government Treasuries and from e.g. the Federal Reserve. They do so by charging high rates of interest and fees; by demanding early repayment of loans; by illegally foreclosing on homeowners and by appropriating and then speculating with trillions of dollars of taxpayer-backed resources.
Not only has the system destroyed county title records, but it is highly vulnerable to bank runs and systemic collapse. In the shadow banking system, as in the old, fractional reserve banking system, the collateral is being double counted: it is owed to the borrowers and the depositors at the same time. This allows for expansion of the money supply, but bank runs can occur when the borrowers and the depositors demand their money at the same time. And unlike the conventional banking system, the shadow banking system is largely unregulated. It doesn't have the backup of FDIC insurance to prevent bank runs.
That is what happened in September 2008 following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, a major investment bank. Gorton explains that it was a run on the shadow banking system [14] that caused the credit collapse that followed. Investors rushed to pull their money out overnight. LIBOR - the London interbank lending rate for short-term loans - shot up to around 5 percent. Since the cost of borrowing the money to cover loans was too high for banks to turn a profit, lending abruptly came to a halt.
Fixing the System
The question is how to eliminate this systemic risk. As noted by The Business Insider [15]:
Regulate shadow banking more tightly and you probably have to also provide government backstops. Shudder. Try to shut the thing down or restrict it and you suck credit out of the system, credit which much of the non-financial "'real" economy uses and needs.
Interestingly, countries with strong public-sector banking systems largely escaped the 2008 credit crisis. These include the BRIC countries [16] - Brazil, Russia, India and China - which contain 40 percent of the global population and are today's fastest growing economies. They escaped because their public-sector banks do not need to rely on repos and securitizations to back their loans. The banks are owned and operated by the ultimate guarantor - the government itself. The public-sector banking model deserves further study.
Whatever the solution, a system that requires the slicing and dicing of mortgages behind an electronic smokescreen so they can be bought and sold as collateral for the pawn shop of the repo market is obviously fraught with perils and is unsustainable. Please contact your state attorney general and urge him or her not to go through with the robo-signing settlement, which will be granting immunity for crimes that are not yet fully known. Phone numbers are here [17]. The surface of this great shadowy second banking system has barely been scratched. It needs a very thorough investigation.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

There "is" a war going on... This is not a religious issue, this is a political issue, its a military system, its a legal system, its a dietary system, its a social system,...

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Subject: [victory_for_our_troops] [Take Our Country Back] Pamela Geller Reams Them a New Orifice
Pamela Geller Reams Them a New Orifice. Pamela Geller is fast, frustrated & furious in this 40 minute video she reams indolent society a badly needed new orifice. She has much more than she can say in such a short time, but she gives us a very good outline, drawing her points together to form a circle which encompasses the globe full of issues.
Its war, and you are an army of one. Pamela is your General. She gives you your orders: learn and teach others. If you do nothing more, at least watch this video and share it with everyone who will listen. Thanks and a tip of the hat to Front Page Magazinehttp://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/23/pamela-geller-wednesday-morning-club/ (Note: For your convenience I've posted the video below. ~ Norm)

Reading the Qur'an is not easy because it is archaic, redundant and jumbled, lacking context & chronology. The Noble Qur'an, translated by Hilali & Khan, is reputed to be 95% accurate and contains parenthetical expressions from tafsirs and the translator's footnotes. Several Surahs are essential to understanding the malignantly militant nature of Islam: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 33, 47, 48, 49 & 61. You can select them from a pick list at the top of the page.
Hadith are sayings of Muhammad, passed down from mouth to ear by his companions. They have been collected by several scholars, the most widely accepted collection being that of Bukhari. Like the Qur'an, hadith collections suffer from redundancy. Begin with Books 52, 53 & 59, then read the others if you have sufficient patience.
Tafsir are scholarly explanations of the Qur'an. They use parallel verses and relevant ahadith to clarify the verses. Tafsir Ibn Kathir is fairly complete and easily accessible. You can select the Surahs listed above and read them instead of the Qur'an & hadith to save time and effort.
Islamic biography and history are also important, but less easily accessible than the Qur'an, hadith and tafsir. Craig Winn compiled selections of the canon into a 1000 page book with the quotes compiled into handy appendices "The Prophet of Doom".
For those lacking the time, patience and ambition to tackle the large tomes, there is a short book which encapsulates the most essential information: Suhas Majumdar's "Jihad: The Islamic Doctrine of Permanent War".
Pamela Geller raises the issue of Shari'ah: Islamic law based on the Qur'an & hadith. Much of it is arcane, dealing with matters of prayer & ritual purity. The really important parts deal with "justice", marriage & divorce. It will be easier for you go go to Amazon and buy a hard copy of Reliance of the Traveller. If you can tolerate a low resolution scan and large, pdf, this link will get you into Chapter 9 of Book O; "Justice".You can scroll up to Books N & M.
If you delve deeply into Reliance, you will discover that divorce is affected by the husband's thrice repeating "I divorce you". You will discover that a father can force his virgin, pre-pubescent daughter to marry the man of his choice. You will learn that a Christian woman married to a Muslim can not obtain child custody in divorce.

Four more years...

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Are We Losing Our Constitutional Republic?

Are We Losing Our Constitutional Republic?

Regarding Mitt Romney's Stance On Islam...maybe he ought to take a look here

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Obama wants to see Israel forfeit her land to Islamic factions that are publicly dedicated to her complete and utter destruction.

Source: Declaration Alliance
OBAMA TO SELL OUT ISRAEL WITH ROGUE PALESTINIAN STATE

PATRIOTS MUST DEMAND U.S. SECURITY COUNCIL VETO AT UN NOW!

URGENT UPDATE: There is an active campaign to delegitimize and isolate Israel – and the White House is maliciously complicit in it, if not directly responsible. If you do not stand up to defend our vital ally Israel, and halt the disastrous course of Obama's policies, the United Nations and Barack Obama soon could be sending American troops to BEAR ARMS AGAINST THE ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST – AGAINST GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE – AND ENFORCE AN ILLEGITIMATE PALESTINIAN "STATE" UPON THE PROMISED LAND OF ERETZ ISRAEL!


In just a matter of days, the United Nations Security Council will exercise a recommendation vote to the General Assembly on a rogue demand for membership of a Palestinian state within Israel. And so far, Barack Hussein Obama rice_arab_gatheringhas directed U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice to vote in favor of this betrayal of our staunchest Middle Eastern ally, the region's only democracy – Israel.

Ambassador Rice receives her marching orders from the same Barack Obama who bows to the king of Saudi Arabia and accepts illegal campaign contributions from shadowy agents of Arab terror on the Gaza Strip. Without immense pressure from patriots like you, I believe Obama will vote to empower violent Islam at Israel's expense!

Our closest Middle East partner is already repelling rocket attacks from Arab Palestinians nearly every day. According to a Reuters News Agency report, "Israeli aircraft struck militant outposts in Gaza as Palestinians fired rockets…" in the ongoing struggle Israel faces to defend her people encircled by hostile Arab forces.

This incident follows "deadly gun attacks along the desert border with Egypt that have raised tensions between Israel and the new [Muslim Brotherhood] rulers in Cairo."

You know when an ally is assaulted in such a manner true partners will race to aid their friends. obama_abbasSo who does the Barack Obama White House rush to aid? The Palestinian Authority and their terrorist thug cohort, Hamas!

Reuters went on to report that "Hamas gunmen in Gaza said they were calling off a de facto truce in force with Israel… paving the way for a further violent escalation." All observers anticipate a massive Palestinian intifada (uprising) soon.


How much blame can be assigned to Obama for these new events? The culpability that can be ascribed to amateur foreign policy versus abject complicity with the Islamists, no one knows for sure. But the fact remains that Barack Obama bears a considerable measure of responsibility for Israel's turmoil – and things are only going to get worse.

Now the United Nations wants to force Israel into surrendering sovereign, strategically vital territory to her Arab-Palestinian attackers. Only the United States, through a UN Security Council Veto, can stop the Israel-hating United Nations from decimating God's Chosen People.

The United Nations is preparing for an illicit and immoral vote designed to force Israel to forfeit land to the terrorist front Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Barack Obama by all indications and reports is supporting this homicidal plan.


If UN member states approve this violation of UN Resolution 242 and vote in support of a forced – and NOT negotiated – transfer of Israeli territory to Hamas, we will surely be witness to an intifada (violent Arab-Palestinian uprising) of massive scale, if not an outright Arab-Israeli war that engulfs the Middle East.

But the United States has the power to stop this travesty. WE CAN ensure Israel's safety and sovereignty simply by ANNOUNCING NOW, UNEQUOVICALLY, THAT ANY SUCH UN VOTE MUST PASS THE SECURITY COUNCIL, AND THE U.S. WILL VETO IN SECURITY COUNCIL the UN member nation's duplicitous motion.

Yet Barack Obama has widely signaled that this is not his intention. Rather, he has exerted great pressure on Israel, and would apparently risk a terrible conflagration in order to see Israel forfeit her land to Islamic factions that are publicly dedicated to her complete and utter destruction.

Never before has a U.S. President so willfully and flagrantly IMPERILED an ally, INSULTED a friend, and ABANDONED HONOR by violating our long standing treaties. Never before has a U.S. President delivered a loyal and stalwart champion of democracy and liberty to her violent and tyrannical enemies. Yet, that is exactly what Barack Hussein Obama intends to do.


Tension and violence make up a way of life for Israeli citizens in Palestinian neighborhoods. And the response at the United Nations is to legitimize the very terrorists who are raining down bloodshed upon one of America's dearest friends.

palestinians_celebrate_911And if you and thousands of other American patriots do not act NOW, undergird Declaration Alliance with means to gain widespread public pro-ally, pro-Israel, pro-common sense support, and compel Congress to STAND WITH ISRAEL then, any day, the UN may make subversive Palestinian statehood – unnegotiated with Israel and irrespective of Israeli security requirements – a deadly reality. (This image at the right displays Palestinians celebrating over the 9/11 bombings.)

This means a Palestinian "state" could then initiate terror attacks in Jerusalem or on disputed territory, and Israel's defensive actions would be branded aggression against a UN "member state" – and under a "Uniting for Peace" General Assembly Resolution vote, blue-helmeted "peacekeepers" would invade Israel's sovereign lands.

United States troops, under the new-world-order command of the United Nations, could be ordered to invade Israel! And Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) would indeed be battling alone against the world.

As one of President Ronald Reagan's ambassadors to the United Nations, I remember gatherings that literally fulfilled the Holy Bible's vision of the day when all the nations of the world will come together against Jerusalem. More than once, it seemed, the prophesy of Zechariah would have come to pass…

Except for the righteous vote of the United States of America, the vote I was privileged to cast, that stood with Israel.

Now, however, that vote is gone – unless you and other right-minded Americans immediately act with faith, courage, conviction and resolve to Stand With Israel!


With Barack Hussein Obama deciding how the United States votes in the United Nations, our deterring military might – capable to keep the most bloodthirsty enemy at bay – no longer sides with our long-time ally and friend. Under Obama's overt pro-Islamic prejudice, America's foreign policy has made a complete about-face against the tiny Jewish state, in favor of Arab expansionism!

The United States, under his tyrannical direction, now is acting more like a foe than a friend of the embattled Jewish nation. This puts Israel in grave strategic jeopardy and America in mortal danger – of shamefully and calamitously betraying our crucial ally, and of inviting the Divine wrath and judgment of the biblical God for this craven act.

Even as I send this urgent message to you, Barack Obama is lobbying European nations to abandon Israel in support of a rogue Palestinian state. The ruling Palestinian Authority has formed a new "unity government" with the terrorist front Hamas – the Palestinian version of the bloody and violent al-Qa'ida.

And now this recognized terrorist organization – a self-described link forging the "Chain of Jihad in the confrontation with the Zionist invasion" – enjoys a seat at the international diplomatic table, welcomed there by none other than Barack Obama and his anti-Israel, pro-Islamist faction.


My friend, time is short! The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Palestinian statehood – and Israeli isolation – in just a matter of days! The Israeli Defense Forces are already preparing for the worst… that Arabs will storm over the border with Syria into the strategically vulnerable Golan Heights.

Barack Obama's foreign policy – pushing Palestinian statehood onto sovereign Israeli territory that is Biblical Jewish homeland and leaving Israel indefensible short of total war – has created a powder keg in the Middle East. And the UN vote just days away could likely be the spark that will set the region aflame. Already, according to a recent poll, over 70% of Palestinians "expect a third intifada (uprising) to begin this autumn."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the IDF, and even Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, are extremely concerned about the grave condition that will be caused by the UN vote. But Barack Obama's foreign policy extremism has created a do-or-die situation at the United Nations and in the Middle East.

We need an AVALANCHE of faxes into Congress and the State Department DEMANDING that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan E. Rice stand honor-bound in the defense of Israel, one of America's most reliable allies.

A Palestinian state formed without negotiation with Israel, which unilaterally seeks to coerce shared borders and indefensible encroachment on the sovereign territory of Israel, will only exacerbate the tension and violence that already exists in the region. In fact, it may well be designed to ignite war to achieve the Arab's long-desired end of the state of Israel, period.


Time is of the essence if DA and pro-Israel patriots like you are to turn the tide of this plot to isolate and attack Israel. You and DA have to pressure Congress and Ambassador Rice immediately to do the right thing – vote a resounding, American 'VETO' for Palestinian statehood – and not bend to the pro-radical Islam, anti-ally stance of Barack Obama.

Without your faxed petition, the voice of reason may never reach Congress or Ambassador Rice to sway sane policymakers who still foolishly continue to tolerate this reckless course.

Please also consider a generous gift to help Declaration Alliance as we work with our pro-Israel coalitions to STAY STRONG and STAND STRONG with our ally Israel, as we always STAND TALL in defense of the U.S. Constitution. A gift of $1000, $500, or $100 will go a long way to alerting other Americans of the urgent need to defend our solid Israel partnership!

Whatever your budget will allow – even just a $75, $50, or $35 gift along with your petition will make a difference, and know that every amount will be used to help stop this nefarious vote for Palestinian statehood – a vote that will wreak turmoil on one of America's closest allies.

Thank you for your prayers and financial commitment. Barack Obama and his unholy pressure on Israel must be stopped.

Above all, pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Keep Faith,

Alan Keyes
www.DeclarationAlliance.org

Election Central....What do you think about the debates?



Cleaning the Kremlin from "garbage" ...it happens every 200 years

Source: Reuters TV

Kasparov says time for Kremlin to clean house
World renowned chess champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov says in a Freeland File extra that it's time for Russia to free itself from the rule of Vladimir Putin and that Russia has a historical pattern of cleaning house at the Kremlin every two hundred years.
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Speaking of 2012 and garbage...we have a little house cleaning ourselves. Only it's more than garbage that occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; it's a malignant cancer (like a tumor characterized by uncontrolled growth) that has become metatastic throughout the halls of congress.  ~ Norman E. Hooben

Monday, January 23, 2012

"...we are up against an evil world."



The following was posted one year ago over at Maggie's Notebook and each and everyone of us need to be reminded where some of that evil originates. ~ Storm'n Norm'n
ps: Watch how nervous Soros is about saying the words, "New World Order" (see video below)

George Soros: Managed Dollar Decline, New World Order

In this video George Soros talks about the new World Order and the “managed” “slow decline” of the US dollar. He wants a “world currency,” no doubt on the manner of the Euro, which has failed miserably. The thing to keep in mind is, this insider-trading, power-lusting, bank-breaking, media-manipulator, communist George Soros, has the full faith and confidence of Barack Obama. The new moniker for Soros is “scary dude.” Obama is the real “Scary Dude.”

Soros is credited with saying this in 1993:
‘It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out,’”
He is the founder of the Open Society Institute. Think about that name. It means advocating for “transnationalism.” The U.N.’s Millenium Development Goal (UNMDG) wants human rights standards to respect the “global principle of freedom of circulation for all.”
From Transnationalism: What it Means for America:
In short, the U.N. defines transnationalism as a type of globalization that is, this minute, turning the world into a “global village.” That “global village” will give back control of “peace, equity, social justice, democracy and human rights,” to the people. The U.N.’s vision of globalization is one that makes all industry, throughout the world “work for the benefit of everyone to eradicate poverty and hunger globally…”
The U.N. MDG says this:
This can happen only if global corporations, international financial and trade institutions and Governments are subject to effective democratic control by the people…”
The following is one way to do it. From the U.N. Millenium Development Goal (read text here):
The MDG says this can be done by initiating a worldwide freeze on armed forces - prohibitions of the use of force…move towards the abolition of war and…the UN Secretariat and interested Governments, or a separate group of Governments, should develop a draft proposal for global disarmament.
From Investor’s Business Daily:
By adopting the Millennium goals in 2000, the U.N. escalated its demands to impose international taxes. Specifically, the Millennium called for a “currency transfer tax,” a “tax on the rental value of land and natural resources,” a “royalty on worldwide fossil energy projection — oil, natural gas, coal,” “fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on the carbon content of fuels.”
That is how a World Order comes about. Soros sits on a U.N. climate panel (I’m assuming a sub-panel to the IPCC – The Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change):
“The 21-member United Nations panel included Lawrence H. Summers, the White House’s departing national economics adviser; the billionaire financier George Soros; Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, the finance minister of Mexico; and Christine Lagarde, the French economic minister,” the Times reports.
That’s right, the same George Soros who has railed against American independence and sovereignty is now organizing a massive wealth transfer to third world countries in the name of environmentalism.
The headline should read: George Soros Led United Nations Panel Organizes $100 Billion Anti-U.S. Shakedown Effort. But that it does not should surprise none.
The New World Order will depend on taxing fossile fuels, natural gas, even the air air space our air travel uses – all of which the UNMDG calls for. More from Investor’s Business Daily:
By adopting the Millennium goals in 2000, the U.N. escalated its demands to impose international taxes. Specifically, the Millennium called for a “currency transfer tax,” a “tax on the rental value of land and natural resources,” a “royalty on worldwide fossil energy projection — oil, natural gas, coal,” “fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on the carbon content of fuels.”
My apologies if you believe I have gone off-topic the discussion of the UNMDG, but the truth is, it is all being cooked in the same pot.
From The Economic Collapse blog:
So exactly what is it that George Soros is trying to accomplish? Well, in a nutshell, what he wants is a Big Brother-style one world government based on extreme European-style socialism, strict population control and the radical green agenda. It would be a world where the state tightly regulates everything that we do for the greater benefit of the environment and of society as a whole.
In July 2010 Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) proposed a tax on currency trading – which echoes the UNMDG. Stark says his H.R. 5783 imposes a tax on currency transactions to be used to improve child care. Internationally, he says the bill creata s U.S. fund to assist with the impacts of global warming. Finally, it creates a Globval health trust fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Maleria, Tuberculosis, etc.
Stark says his Bill will fund Obama’s “pledge” to the U.N. (Obama’s Senate Bill 2433, which ties the U.S. to the UNMDG)
While this cannot happen overnight, the “pot has been cooking” for a very long time. We must pay attention to George Soros. He loves the camera and may be our best clue to the decline of the dollar and the New World Order, that we must defeat at all costs and in direct opposition to our president. It will be a long and painful battle – we are up against an evil world.

Debt Limits 101...justs soes ya understand (and if you need any more help, I can't help you)


Obamacare Re-visited: "senior citizens will die prematurely" That's it in a nutshell. I'm not trying to frighten anyone. I'm simply presenting a fact.


The following from: American Thinker
What We're Learning about Obamacare isn't Good -- Especially for Seniors
by Neil Snyder

While I taught at the University of Virginia, I served for a while as associate dean. My dean at the time, Bill Shenkir, used a phrase that I thought was particularly helpful when we were contemplating major decisions: "Let's reduce the fog factor." By that he meant that we should always examine the ramifications of our decisions on our students' classroom experience since teaching them was our primary mission.

Obamacare is an example of a federal government program that would not have been enacted if the fog factor test had been applied. While Congress debated Obamacare, talk about death panels and rationing of healthcare services abounded, but the warnings came from Republicans who were in the minority in the House and the Senate. Their objections were dismissed out of hand. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid rounded up Democrat votes and shoved Obamacare down our throats with the blessing of President Obama. The jury is still out on the legality of Obamacare, but while we wait for the courts to rule on the constitutional issues involved, the Obama administration is rapidly implementing the program. By the time the courts finally reach a decision, our healthcare system won't resemble what we had prior to March 2010 when Nancy Pelosi used her oversized gavel to pound Obamacare through the House over strenuous objections from most Americans.

Our senior citizens are most at risk under Obamacare -- especially those over 70. Rationing of services and death panels (only they're called "ethics panels" under Obamacare instead of death panels for obvious reasons) are now the rule, not the exception. I have a friend who is a loyal Democrat and a strong Obama supporter. In 2008 when she voted for Obama, she couldn't imagine that in 2012 she would have a massive heart attack and need a pacemaker. Prior to 2010 and the passage of Obamacare, that would have been a routine procedure, but not anymore. She's over 70, and under Obamacare people who are over 70 routinely receive "comfort care." That's a euphemism. It means that a panel of experts has determined that your life isn't worth saving beyond 70, so they will try to make you feel good while you die.

Where Obamacare is concerned, we're beginning to be able to see through the fog, and what we're learning isn't good, especially for seniors, and it's just the tip of the iceberg. If Obama is re-elected and Democrats retain their majority in the Senate, those "ethics panels" will busily go about doing their job and senior citizens will die prematurely from maladies that are easily treatable, and for one reason: they are over 70. That's it in a nutshell. I'm not trying to frighten anyone. I'm simply presenting a fact.

If you're a senior citizen and you want to take advantage of the medical technologies that your tax dollars paid to help develop over the years, you should think long and hard before casting a vote for Obama in 2012. For that matter, you should carefully consider the wisdom of voting for Democrats period. I'm not a Republican. In fact, I was a Democrat until 1985, but I saw what the Democratic Party stands for while I served as Virginia Governor Chuck Robb's Policy Advisor for Regulatory Reform and realized that I can't support the things that they hold most dear -- chief among them being the right of a woman to kill her unborn child without penalty or even criticism and handouts to every group imaginable without regard for morality, our nation's security, or our ability to pay.

The Republican Party isn't perfect by a long shot and neither are its candidates, but the party is trying to undo the damage done by Obamacare; it's the party that supports the right to life; and it's the party that is attempting to reduce needless spending and trying to solve our deficit and debt problems. President Obama and like-minded Democrats in the House and Senate are principally responsible for creating and exacerbating those problems. Trusting them to solve those problems is ridiculous.

Neil Snyder is a chaired professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. His blog, SnyderTalk.com, is posted daily.