Saturday, April 4, 2009

Taps...and more

Source: CFP (Canada Free Press)
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
played from the horn and heart of a child
By Editor Saturday, April 4, 2009

This “TAPS”, played from the horn and heart of a child, who carries a strong message that is heard around the world, could not have come at a better time”.

This beautiful rendition cries out for excellence in our lives to the glory of God.” Thanks to Rev. Lainie Dowell for sending this in.

Excerpt from Andre Rieu’s concert during the World Stadium Tour in Amsterdam Arena, the Netherlands, on 28 June 2008.

Amazingly beautiful .. Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.

Here is “Taps” played in its entirety.

The Original version of ‘Taps’ was called ‘Last Post’, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801.

It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named ‘Taps’.

Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
‘Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.

and we also have this for your viewing pleasure:
Click on the link below to view pictures of the Pentagon Memorial dedication.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Climate Change - ABC News Echo's The Ignorance Of The Associated's the sun stupid!

The following article appeared at ABC News on-line with the Associated Press as the source.

Study: Artic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Expected
Arctic sea ice meltdown under way faster than expected, most could be gone in 30 years

and here... A Brief History of Ice Ages and Warming

and here...Woods Hole Ocenographic Institution Are We on the Brink of a 'New Little Ice Age?

and here... Sun Spot Cycle Prompts Fears of Global Cooling

and here... The Greatest Scam In History

Remember this: Everytime you hear Obama, Al Gore or even the likes Marc Pacheco mention anything about climate change that all they want is your money to fund their go-nowhere projects (Have you bought you're carbon credits yet? What an insane concept!) . They are not here to help you or the weather because they can't! You cannot play politics with Mother could get struck by lightening...hmmm, that would be interesting.

Norman E. Hooben - 3 April 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ordinary people are now wondering what beef the Democratic Party has with free speech.

Source: The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Rush 1, Obama 0

The Democratic attack strategy fails
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is basking in the attention he's getting from Democrats who are using him as a "poster boy" for "mean, angry, greedy white" Republicans. He thanked the White House for "elevating me beyond the stature I already earned and achieved."

The numbers are in — Rush Limbaugh has won a dramatic victory over the Democrats. The White House's unprecedented assault on the talk-radio host has driven his ratings to number one in many of America's biggest, most liberal radio markets.

The anti-Limbaugh offensive was a calculated move promoted by Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville to make Rush a new conservative bogeyman, in the same way they stigmatized Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. The strategy was implemented on Jan. 23 when President Obama lectured a gathering of GOP leaders at a meeting discussing his $1 trillion stimulus package, “You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”

The dig at Limbaugh was instantly taken further by liberal commentators, bloggers and other transmission belts, and was pushed at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gratuitously attacked Rush on “Face the Nation,” calling him “the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee started an online petition against Limbaugh. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs fueled the controversy from the White House press room on a daily basis, at one point sarcastically noting that former Vice President Dick Cheney was the second most popular member of the “Republican cabal,” after Limbaugh. James Carville and Paul Begala doggedly pushed the agenda, Carville colorfully stating at one point that Republican leaders “quake at mighty Rush, and he's the one that's setting the Republican agenda.”

Politico reported in early March that top Democrats believed they had “struck political gold” by going after Limbaugh, but Rush deftly used the situation to his advantage, noting the irony in the “great unifier” seeking to stigmatize him. He memorably challenged the president to a one-on-one debate on his radio show. “Rush has been able to take this and run,” says radio industry analyst Tom Taylor of Limbaugh warned Democrats that they were “enabling” him, and predicted that the scrap would translate into higher ratings.

The February radio ratings books tell the rest of the story. Brian Maloney's Radio Equalizer site reports that Rush's show has surged to number one in the top three radio markets in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. He is also number one in Houston and Detroit, and posted strong gains in such liberal bastions as San Francisco and Washington, D.C. We are reminded of 1992 when the liberal media declared Limbaugh politically dead after Bill Clinton was elected. “NPR is in, Rush Limbaugh is out,” the Washington Post then declared. But in the ensuing years Rush's listening audience surged to over 20 million.

The left now recognizes that the attack on Rush has turned out to be a massive political misjudgment. Huffington Post commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson wrote that it is time to “raise the white flag” in the Limbaugh war. Gibbs has admitted that baiting Limbaugh was “counterproductive.”

Meanwhile the White House was embarrassed when it was revealed that the White House packed its “online town hall” with political supporters asking softball questions. Prominent Democrats in Congress have groused about the influence of conservative radio voices and threatened to impose a new “fairness doctrine” to drive them from the airwaves. The Obama team has even protested the use of the new, more accurate “portable people meter” Arbitron ratings service.

But talk radio is thriving and ordinary people are now wondering what beef the Democratic Party has with free speech.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009


"...working feverishly to establish a pro-AKA goon squad to out-shout anyone who speaks the truth about his agenda to destroy America." *


By Lynn Stuter

April 1, 2009

As of this writing, America is 70 days into the Also Known As (AKA) “Obama” Administration. People have sent me e-mails asking me to call this man our “president” or call him by his name, “Barack Obama.”

I can do neither. AKA is not our legal president, he is a usurper sitting in the Oval Office, signing into law bills when he has not legal authority to do so, having failed to produce one shred of credible evidence that he is eligible to the office of president under Article II, Section 1, United States Constitution. As he is not our legal president, the laws he is signing are null and void, any money appropriated and spent under those bills constitutes criminal theft perpetrated upon the American body politic.

As far as calling this man Barack Obama, that is not possible, either. As best we can ascertain, his real name is Barry Soetoro; there not being one shred of credible evidence that after being adopted by Lolo Soetoro sometime before January 1, 1967 that Barry Soetoro had his name legally changed back to Barack Obama. As such, his name is really Barry Soetoro, and Barack Hussein Obama is one of the many aliases by which he is known.

In short, we have a usurper sitting in the Oval Office with every duly elected United States Senator and every duly elected United States Representative refusing to uphold their oaths of office and demand this man produce evidence of his eligibility, spouting forth such inanities to constituents as “he’s produced his birth certificate,” “he was born in Hawaii,” and “he was vetted by a vote of the American people,” all absurd banalities spewed forth from the mouths of individuals who obviously view their oath of office as a mere formality not to be taken seriously. And the people wonder why this country is in such a mess. Gee, I just cannot imagine, can you?

Further evidence of the traitorous acts of Congress are the votes cast on the $787 billion piggy package of port barrel spending (H.R. 1) and the $410 billion piggy package of pet projects (H.R. 1105). Not being satisfied at having run this country over $1 trillion further into the hole, AKA produced a $3.6 trillion “proposed budget” that even the European Union president stated would "undermine the liquidity of the global financial market."

It is obvious that the intent of AKA is to run this country into the ground; a goal he has managed to further significantly in the span of 70 days!

Then we have the “voluntary” community service bill (H.R. 1388) to establish the AKA “civilian national security force” otherwise known as the AKA brown-shirt Gestapo goon squad. Representative James McDermott (D-WA), member of the Progressive (read that Marxist) Caucus is right in the game, introducing HR 1444 to make “voluntary” mandatory, an oxymoron if ever there was one. He undoubtedly has received a pat on the head (or elsewhere) from the schmuck occupying the Oval Office.

And not to be outdone, we have the good Republican Representative, Robert Latta (OH), who introduced H.R. 233 recognizing the contributions of the Freemasons to (the destruction of) this nation. Thanks, Representative Latta, for introducing this bill of such insignificance at a time when our nation is falling apart because you refuse to uphold your oath of office! Golly, we all out here in the hinterlands just feel so privileged to have you as one of our duly elected!!!

And not to be outdone, we have the nine traitors sitting in their comfy chambers at our expense in the “halls of justice”. What a misnomer that is. Our illustrious justices would be more in tune with their actions if they spent their time as AKA’s court jesters; they have certainly proven themselves to be against the Constitution and Bill of Rights; they and AKA obviously sup at the same table of elitist skullduggery.

And then there is the body politic of America who are rapidly waking up to the fact that AKA was not, and is not, what he portends to be; that his promise of “hope and change” does not align with our Constitution and Bill or Rights; that AKA is a Marxist from the word go.

To try and squelch opposition, to try and keep his Marxist agenda from the public view, AKA is working feverishly to establish a pro-AKA goon squad to out-shout anyone who speaks the truth about his agenda to destroy America.

This past week saw AKA turn his attention from sniping at the likes of Rush Limbaugh to the American body politic. If what follows does not tell people that something is decidedly amiss with the claims that AKA is ineligible to the office of president, nothing will.

There exists, in Snohomish County, Washington, a man by the name of Stephen Pidgeon. Mr Pidgeon is an attorney and the attorney of record in the cause of Broe v Reed, an action dismissed by the Washington State Supreme Court as “moot” on January 9, 2009, carefully side-stepping the merits of the case brought by Broe, et al. Nothing new or surprising there. Washington State Supreme Court justices are no more or less corrupt than their equals in the United States Supreme Court. Should we be surprised that they would be too cowardly to take on AKA and the mighty Chicago machine that stands behind him?

But Stephen Pidgeon is a man of God who believes that justice must prevail for the 360,000,000 legal Americans inhabiting this country. To that end, Mr Pidgeon has gone about the business of establishing a National Grand Jury, the fourth arm of the United States government afforded the citizens of this nation at times like this when their duly elected and appointed representatives refuse to uphold their oaths of office to protect and defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic; when the duly elected prove their cowardice in the face of what they perceive as political self-interest. Case in point, a non-American, a usurper sitting in the Oval Office and inhabiting the White House.

On March 25, 2009, Stephen Pidgeon reported to various sources, the presence of “law enforcement” officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), complete in regalia to their black goon-mobiles, overtly positioned in proximity to his home. The DHS officials were joined by Snohomish County Sheriff Officers as well as Everett City Police Department Officers in following and hazing Mr Pidgeon, members of his family, employees of his law firm, and associates in an open show of harassment and intimidation.

It seems, AKA., while desperately trying to give the appearance of ignoring the question of his eligibility to the office he has usurped, has, indeed, been paying close attention. It also seems that AKA has unleashed his goon squad against Mr Pidgeon in an attempt to find out what Mr Pidgeon knows about AKA that AKA does not want the American people to know and/or to put a damper on the perfectly legal National Grand Jury because it will effectively expose AKA for the illegal alien usurper that he is.


The message of the AKA goon squad was made clear: we know where you live, cease and desist or bad things can happen. This stupid move on the part of AKA was nothing short of an open admission on his part that he is what the evidence shows: an illegal alien ineligible to the office of president; just has so many have stated.

Are we doing to take this sitting down, America? Are we going to slink away like cowards or are we going to stand up and be counted?

I, for one, will not slink away. I was taught that you never start a fight, but once one gets started, only a coward backs away!

I sent the following letter to my three duly elected cowards in DC:

"This is a formal complaint, regarding the harassment of a private citizen, his family, his employees and business associates, by goons from the Department of Homeland Security, obviously under the direction of the scumbag in the Oval Office who calls himself president.

The Department of Homeland Security, it seems, has taken up following in a very open and intimidating manner, Stephen Pidgeon, attorney and private citizen, members of his family, his employees and business associates. As you may be aware, Mr Pidgeon has been instrumental in gathering evidence that Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Obama, is not an American citizen; that his candidacy was and is an act of fraud perpetrated on the American body politic, his entering the White House under the aegis of “President,” a usurpation.

It seems now, that in an effort to protect the fraud he has committed against the American body politic, Mr Soetoro has unleashed his personal goon-squad, in the form of the Department of Homeland Security, to try and intimidate and harass Mr Pidgeon into ceasing his efforts on behalf of the American body politic.

This is a formal complaint against the actions of the Department of Homeland Security.

I fully expect that you will instigate a complete investigation of this harassment of private American citizens who has every right, under the Constitution, to be free from fear of government oppression/intimidation/harassment.

I fully expect that any and all, involved in the harassment/intimidation of Mr Pidgeon, his family and law firm employees and associates, will be immediately relieved of their duties, including those under whose orders they so engaged.

It is very apparent, from this activity, that Mr Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Obama, definitely has more than a little to hide.

As such, I fully expect the full weight of the Congress to be brought to bear on Barry Soetoro; that he be forced to produce all documents relevant to his eligibility to the office of president inclusive of his medical records, school records, higher education records, selective service records, passport records, adoption records and the vault copy of his birth certificate held by Hawaii.

Your immediate attention to this matter is required."

And because the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Everett City Police Department were also reportedly involved, I sent the following to my three state representatives:

"As you are undoubtedly aware, there are serious concerns regarding the eligibility of Barack Obama to the office of president. A growing body of evidence points to the fact that Obama is not who he says he is; that he was, at birth, a citizen of Kenya; that the document he claims is his birth certificate is not a birth certificate, beyond that [it] is a forgery; that he was, at least in 1981, a citizen of Indonesia.

Stephen Pidgeon, an attorney from Snohomish County, has been instrumental in gathering evidence pertaining to everything that Mr Obama has attempted to conceal from the American people concerning his birth records, education records, passport records, adoption records. Mr Pidgeon has also been instrumental in establishing a National Grand Jury, a right of the American people when those who took an oath to protect and defend the United States Constitution fail or refuse to do so. What Mr Pidgeon is doing is both legal and lawful.

On March 25, 2009, Mr Pidgeon, members of his family, employees and business associates were followed and intimidated/harassed by law enforcement from the Department of Homeland Security, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and the Everett City Police Department. That harassment
was open, overt, and obviously intended to send Mr Pidgeon a clear message to cease and desist his quest for justice for the American people.

I object to what amounts to jack booted thugs harassing citizens of this state, this country, in what amounts [to] an act intended to suppress the truth.

The American people have pled with the courts and their legal representatives to do something about a man who does not appear to be eligible to the office of president under the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1. The courts and our duly elected representatives have failed/refused to comply with their oaths of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution.

In so doing, they have left the American people no choice but to pursue this matter by other means. If our Constitution is allowed to be undermined by this man, as is happening, then our country is dead and our freedom is gone. Soetoro a/k/a Obama has been working as rapidly as possible to turn this nation into a satellite soviet state under the hammer of communism/fascism/Nazism.

I am calling on you to lodge a formal complaint against the actions of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the Everett Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are at stake."

If we are to retain “freedom, liberty, and justice” we cannot allow AKA and his goon squad to intimidate American citizens because those American citizens happen to believe in and support the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

And for anyone who thinks the harassment/intimidation of Stephen Pidgeon, his family, employees and associates is justified, remember that what these goons are allowed to do to others, they can and will do to you. That is the way of a tyrant.

© 2009 Lynn M. Stuter - All Rights Reserved

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Activist and researcher, Stuter has spent the last fifteen years researching systems theory and systems philosophy with a particular emphasis on education as it pertains to achieving the sustainable global environment. She home schooled two daughters. She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance, the sustainable global environment and education reform. She networks nationwide with other researchers and a growing body of citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation from a Constitutional Republic to a participatory democracy. She has traveled the United States and lived overseas.

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*Reference your remark concerning goon squads:

Your opinion please. Would you say the following is from one of his goon squads?

I have already been threatened by Obama's people on more than one occasion

The most recent was a late night phone call...11:15 PM

After listening for a short time I said to the caller, "I don't like where this conversation is headed." and then I hung up...Immediately called the police...the police came out the next day and I filled out a report.

The caller was somewhat irrational and made comments about leaving his man Obama alone because, quote, "We like him." and other words that were of a threatening manner but cannot put in exact quotes but centered around the meaning of, "if you know what's good for you."

In any event the police report simply became a matter of record...but I kept the number on my cell phone.

And that's where it's gets a little interesting. There are no phone book listings for cell phones. How did the person get my number. Lucky guess? I doubt it...because it gets even more interesting.

While waiting for my wife to come out of the store the other day, I decided to call that number still stored in the received calls section of the cell phone...334-XXX-XXXX (Number available upon request.)

The female voice that answered described the facility as a home for the mentally disturbed and that there were two such places in this very small obscure town (even some locals never heard of this town) ...Xxxx (name of town available upon request), Alabama located just east of Xxxxxx, Alabama. Xxxxx is so small it simply looks like open farm country.

Meanwhile after I explained my ordeal to this facility's manager (the person that answered the phone) she explained to me that one of the orderlies reported an adult male patient was using the only phone available to patients in the hallway at 11: 15 the night of the call. After my explanation the manager asked me to report it to her boss who was also the manager of the 2nd location. The boss further explained about the type of patients ...mentally disturbed, etc and suggested I contact her if this ever happened again...

Well this is where I have questions: How can a mentally disturbed person dial my cell phone from a hallway in a mental institution. How did he know that I write things about Obama when he does not have access to a computer...access to
one hallway phone will not bring you to my website!
The first threat was back during the elections, "Had enough yet? You racist fascist pig. I am going to make your life hell. You betcha! " (I call that a threat.)
This was actually posted in the comment section of one of my posts which can be seen here

Storm'n Norm'n - If G20 Succeeds, Global Depression Ahead

The following news item was specifically designed as a scare tactic by Soros and company...and when we say, 'and company' the politic elite currently led by Obama are sure to be behind the scheme. A more accurate headline would read, "If G20 Succeeds, Life As You Know It Will Be Over!" The dollar will disappear almost overnight and your freedoms will be diminished under a New World Order.

Soros: If G20 Fails, Global Depression Ahead

If the G20 meeting of world leaders this week results in nothing but more hot air, billionaire George Soros says all bets are off — the global economy is heading for a huge meltdown.

“That could push the world into depression. It’s really a make-or-break occasion. That’s why it’s so important. The chances of a depression are quite high — even if that is averted, the recession will last a long time. Look, we are not going back to where we came from. In that sense it’s going to last forever.”

While most investors are worried about the sorry state of the global markets, Soros finds the economic gloom-and-doom "exhilarating," and reckons a full-blown depression is inevitable.

“I have to admit that actually I flourish, I’m more stimulated by the bust,” Soros said in an interview with the Times of London.

"On the one hand, there's the tremendous human suffering, which is very distressing. On the other hand, to be able to handle the situation is exhilarating."

This recession, Soros said, is a “once-in-a-lifetime event,” particularly in Britain and the United States.

“This is a crisis unlike any other. It’s a total collapse of the financial system with tremendous implications for everyday life. On previous occasions when you had a crisis that was threatening the system the authorities intervened and did whatever was necessary to protect the system," said Soros.

"This time they failed.”

A financial mystic — Soros believes his body aches and pains give him signals as to when to invest, or when to short — he does not know how long the current climate will continue.

“That depends on how it’s handled. Allowing Lehman Brothers to fail was the game-changing event. That’s when the financial crisis went over the brink. The size of the problem is actually bigger than in the 1930s,” said Soros.

Soros refuses to say what he is doing in the markets now. Has he shorted the pound recently? “I had shorted it last year, but I’m not shorting the pound now.”

Is the euro under threat? “There is stress in the euro because of the differential in the interest rate that the different countries have to pay,” he said.

Though one would be hard pressed to find another economist who agrees with Soros that the recession is an "exhilarating" experience, his hypothesis that the debt burden by governments of the world is the real problem for the economy is shared by many.

"A Congressional office asked me what the estimated national debt in President Obama’s fiscal year 2010 budget submission would be on a per-U.S.-household basis. I think the answer is worth sharing," writes Tad DeHaven, an analyst with the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington D.C.

"According to the White House budget, the estimated national debt, or debt held by the public, in fiscal year 2010 would equal approximately $81,000 per U.S. household."

The Most Alarming News You'll Read All Day ...America is on it's last leg! She 'could' be gone as early as next week!

Source: The Heritage Foundation

The Outlines of the G-20 Deal Emerge, And They’re Not Good

In the run-up to the G-20 summit in London on April 2, a curious division has emerged. On one side stand the U.S. and Britain, both sounding like continental Europeans in their enthusiasm for deficit spending. On the other stand France and Germany, rejecting stimulus packages but eager to impose a new system of “global governance” on the world’s markets and nations.

As Sally McNamara has noted, Britain’s stance is a problem for the EU, which, as always, is seeking to use the global financial crisis to advance its aim of pulling Britain deeper into the EU and so weakening the transatlantic alliance. And Britain’s position is not strong: its banking system is in desperate shape, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown has staked his remaining credibility on making a success of the summit.

It’s in this light that we should interpret the remarks of Jose Manuel Barroso, the head of the European Commission, after his meeting with Brown on Monday. Predictably, Barroso demanded that “Europe must speak with one voice in London.” But his comments later in the interview were more interesting. In an obvious effort to bridge the divide between the two sides, he urged all concerned to:

avoid the false choice between fiscal stimulus or improved regulation. The reality is that we need both and I believe we are seeing convergence within Europe and with our international partners on this.

And there you have the outline of the deal. Like all deals, it pretends to offer something for everyone: the U.S. and Britain will get a reference to their right to pass stimulus measures, and a vague statement that such measures may in some cases be appropriate for some states. And France and Germany will get the regulatory framework they desire. The Obama administration could then trumpet its protection of U.S. fiscal sovereignty and the vague endorsement of fiscal stimulus, while France and Germany got down to the serious business of not going deeper into debt and imposing new restrictions on Britain and the U.S.

That would not be much of a deal. Stimulus packages are a bad idea, but the U.S. already has the right to pass them: a deal that simply confirms this unquestioned right, in exchange for regulations that would restrict America’s economic freedom and diminish its political sovereignty, would really be something for nothing. Let’s hope that the unelected Barroso is as out of touch with the realities of international politics as he is with the publics of Europe.

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April 1, 2009 Recruiter, CT writes:

I fail to understand how anyone can think that tremendous deficit spending will do anything other than bankrupt our country. Obama is in so far over his head, it’s frightening. Global Currency. One World Order. Pretty soon, we will all be wearing American made Burkas. This madness has to be stopped!

April 1, 2009 dr kennedy c.uba ,nigeria writes:

l believe that every country should fellow which ever path that is conducive and adequate or simplely that will get the job done for their respective economy

April 1, 2009 Jolene Atkins, Dallas, TX writes:

Frightening Times! What on earth will happent to America’s sovereignity and economic freedom? One wonders just how much worse things could get. Having a president who is so anxious to be like Europe is frightening. I liked America just like it has been for all of my life. –I don’t think we have anything to apologize for to the other nations. We should hold our heads high. We have done more for the free world and to keep a free world than than most.


Obama Magic - ...where does that money come from?

My Democrat Liberal Friends Were Right

From the mailbox ...a friend writes, "Have you seen this one?

I have now!

----- Original Message -----
From: J
To: N
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:28 PM
Subject: Fw:
Have you seen this one?

I hate to admit it. My Democrat liberal friends were right. They told me if I voted for McCain, all sorts of bad things would happen. Well, I voted for McCain anyway . . . and they were right.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the nation's hope would deteriorate, and sure enough there has been a 20 point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the US would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East, and sure enough tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.

They told me if I voted for McCain, that the economy would get worse and sure enough, unemployment is approaching 8.8% and the President's many gloom and doom announcements and the new stimulus packages have sent the stock market lower than at any time since 9-11.

They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more "crooks" in high ranking positions in Federal government and sure enough, several recent cabinet nominees revealed resumes of bribery, immigration violations and tax fraud or tax evasion.

They told me if I voted for McCain, our relations with foreign countries would be worse, and sure enough China has questioned investing in more US treasuries, France and Germany have rejected our President's suggestions that they spend more money to save the world economy, Russia has apparently forced us to abandon our defense missile programs in Poland and Czech Republic, we snubbed Great Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown when he visited Washington (and sent him packing with a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office), the State Department shuffled the visit of the president of Brazil to avoid a conflict with St. Patrick's Day (and spelled his name wrong in the official announcement), the President scuttled the pending free trade agreement with Colombia (an important ally next to Chavez's Venezuela), Mexico imposed tariffs on $2.4 billion of American products in retaliation for our breach of the North America Free Trade Agreement, and Iran is getting ever close to making a nuclear bomb. It's a good thing we're chumming up to Syria.

They told me if I voted for McCain, that the moguls of industry would increase their salaries and bonuses at the expense of the little people. And sure enough, companies like Merrill Lynch and AIG and Fannie Mae have used the bailout money to pay record bonuses to the very executives who drove those companies into the ground.

They told me if I voted for McCain that innocent children would die, and sure enough, the President has lifted the ban on federal funding of abortion and the ban on using federal funds for research on embryonic stem cells, so many more innocent children will die.

They told me if I voted for McCain, the civil rights of Americans would be put in jeopardy. And sure enough, the Congress is about to pass the misnamed "Employee Free Choice Act" which will deprive workers of the secret ballot in union elections and the President wants to institute a civilian national security force to spy on Americans.

Well, I ignored my Democrat friends, voted for McCain, and they were right . . . all of their predictions have come true.

Special Alert: U.S. Currency Exchange Controls

Source: The August Review
Special Alert: U.S. Currency Exchange Controls

by Patrick Wood, Editor
March 31, 2009

Could President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner suddenly impose currency exchange controls on the United States and the U.S. dollar? This report will explore this notion and its possible consequences.

World leaders have been begging for a global currency for several weeks now. With global trade falling apart and national economies in continued meltdown, these leaders view the resurgence of global trade as the only salvation for economic recovery. Within that demand is the realization that the only enablement is a new global currency that everyone can agree on.

Today, China is calling for the SDR (Special Drawing Right, or some variation) to replace the dollar as the globe's primary reserve currency. Russia is also calling for the SDR and some type of gold peg to add further legitimacy. Other leaders around the world are calling for a global currency without suggesting exactly what it should be.

The SDR is exclusively issued and controlled by the International Monetary Fund.

The August Review has previously presented reports on the International Monetary Fund, the Bank for International Settlements, and the World Bank, all of which have a stake in global currency exchange and control.

Note: It is strongly suggested that you read or re-read all three of these papers (written in 2005-2006) if you want to understand the issues of global currency. If implemented, any scheme for a global currency would be a major stepping stone to global economic and political governance.

In the paper, Global Banking: The International Monetary Fund, this writer concluded the section Currency, Monetary Roles and Gold by stating,

"Suffice it to say that if so many organizations have conspired to keep "gold as money" out of the public mind, then gold is not dead but just temporarily on the shelf. When fiat currencies have been drained dry by the global cartel, gold will likely be brought back by the same people who told us it was forever a dead issue."

In the paper, Global Banking: Bank for International Settlements paper, this writer further stated,

"There is no doubt that the BIS is moving the world toward regional currencies and ultimately, a global currency. The global currency could well be an evolution of the SDR, and may explain why the BIS recently adopted the SDR as its primary reserve currency."

Bankers and heads-of-state that comprise the G20 conference in London this week will very likely produce some resolution to the global currency debacle. At the very least, the SDR will be offered as the stepping-stone to global currency because it is already in place and in use throughout the world.

The dilemma will be how can the holders of dollars (e.g., China) convert them into SDR's?

Since the dollar is already part of the basket that makes up the SDR, it will be easy enough for China to turn over their dollars to the IMF to get SDR's in exchange. But, they will have to take some hit for doing so. To overcome their resistance, adding a gold component to the SDR might be just the carrot that assures a China (and others) buy-in.

But, what will the IMF do with all these dollars? This could be the big rub. They can't just return the excess dollars to the U.S. Treasury because it would cause massive hyperinflation at home. They can't just burn them, either. So legislating them to be part of the SDR would make some sense, but that may not be enough to control the slush.

This writer's conjecture is: Could Obama/Geithner, without any advance notice, slap currency exchange controls on the U.S. that would prevent the repatriation of these excess dollars, and effectively land-lock the dollars already here?

Such a move would immediately set up a two-tiered system of currency for the U.S.: Internal and External.

The pain this would put on America would be sacrificed for the greater global good. Otherwise, it could simultaneously solve several problems:

  1. Currency manipulation - countries like China would be hard-pressed to manipulate the Yuan without the dollar
  2. Currency fluctuations - the SDR would be buffered by component currencies that usually trade in the opposite direction to each other
  3. Global trade - international partners would have an agreed-upon medium of exchange monitored by the IMF
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While good for global trade, the impact could be potentially devastating to wealthy and semi-wealthy Americans who have sought financial safety by spreading their assets around the world via currencies, foreign gold deposits, Swiss bank accounts, etc., because they might not be able to get their assets back into the United States or U.S. assets out of the country.

For globalists like Jim Rogers, the billionaire former partner of George Soros (a major Obama financier), he could live in any part of the world he desired. Rogers recently told the the largest media outlets in the world, and is run by twelve governors who act
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that "There will probably be exchange controls in the US in their (his children) lifetime. I have given up on the US dollar and sterling." This is long-range thinking, but he is thinking it nonetheless.

In November 2007, John Dizard wrote in The Financial Times,

"Within the stream of coded language and doubletalk coming from officialdom these days, you can find louder signals of preparations for exchange control regimes in the developed world. This is bad news for almost everyone, but in particular for the investment community. When exchange controls - no doubt in another name - are imposed in Europe or the US, the official targets will be "speculators" or financial manipulators lurking in the shadows."

Indeed, the speculators are now the likes of the hedge fund industry and the manipulators are countries like China who have manipulated their currency for years.

The greatest danger of exchange controls is that there is never advance notice. Rather, they are just suddenly announced and then you are trapped for the duration.

The G20 leaders are desperate for some political solution to the global economic crisis. Both PM Gordon Brown and President Obama are grasping at straws in an attempt to maintain their leadership roles and keep globalization alive. With 20 very opinionated countries trying to reach some ordinary consensus (very unlikely), the presentation of a "shock and awe" solution could break the log jam.

In light of this possibility, investors, exporters and businesses would do well to rethink their domestic and overseas strategies.

In the meantime, keep a sharp eye on the G20 meeting in London.

Note: A digest of this article first appeared in Geo-Strategic Trends, published and edited by this writer. GST brings you the latest thinking on globalist strategies, potential traps and current trends. To subscribe, click here.


Monday, March 30, 2009

This May Be The Tipping Point -OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK - comment "...Obama wants to destroy everything this country stood for."

Source: New York Post



Koh: Wants US courts to apply "world law."

Last updated: 2:59 am
March 30, 2009
Posted: 1:23 am
March 30, 2009

JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.

President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish.

What would this look like in a practical sense? Well, California voters have overruled their courts, which had imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Koh would like to see such matters go up the chain through federal courts -- which, in turn, should look to the rest of the world. If Canada, the European Human Rights Commission and the United Nations all say gay marriage should be legal -- well, then, it should be legal in California too, regardless of what the state's voters and elected representatives might say.

He even believes judges should use this "logic" to strike down the death penalty, which is clearly permitted in the US Constitution.

The primacy of international legal "norms" applies even to treaties we reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child -- a problematic document that we haven't ratified -- should dictate the age at which individual US states can execute criminals. Got that? On issues ranging from affirmative action to the interrogation of terrorists, what the rest of the world says, goes.

Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."

A spokeswoman for Koh said she couldn't confirm the incident, responding: "I had heard that some guy . . . had asked a question about sharia law, and that Dean Koh had said something about that while there are obvious differences among the many different legal systems, they also share some common legal concepts."

Score one for America's enemies and hostile international bureaucrats, zero for American democracy.

Koh has called America's focus on the War on Terror "obsessive." In 2004, he listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law -- "most prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America," which he branded "the axis of disobedience."

He has also accused President George Bush of abusing international law to justify the invasion of Iraq, comparing his "advocacy of unfettered presidential power" to President Richard Nixon's. And that was the first Bush -- Koh was attacking the 1991 operation to liberate Kuwait, four days after fighting began in Operation Desert Storm.

Koh has also praised the Nicaraguan Sandinistas' use in the 1980s of the International Court of Justice to get Congress to stop funding the Contras. Imagine such international lawyering by rogue nations like Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela today, and you can see the danger in Koh's theories.

Koh, a self-described "activist," would plainly promote his views aggressively once at State. He's not likely to feel limited by the letter of the law -- in 1994, he told The New Republic: "I'd rather have [former Supreme Court Justice Harry] Blackmun, who uses the wrong reasoning in Roe [v. Wade] to get the right results, and let other people figure out the right reasoning."

Worse, the State job might be a launching pad for a Supreme Court nomination. (He's on many liberals' short lists for the high court.) Since this job requires Senate confirmation, it's certainly a useful trial run.

What happens to Koh in the Senate will send an important signal. If he sails through to State, he's a far better bet to make it onto the Supreme Court. So Senate Republicans have a duty to expose and confront his radical views.

Even though he's up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test case in the "judicial wars." If he makes it through (which he will if he gets even a single GOP vote) the message to the Obama team will be: You can pick 'em as radical as you like.

Meghan Clyne is a DC-based writer.


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biasmedia wrote:
I think President Obama wants to Topple the White power structure..and everything this nation stood for.
There is no where else to go...Is a revolution coming.
3/30/2009 3:11 PM EDT
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THE BEAST wrote:
3/30/2009 3:04 PM EDT
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Abirddog691 wrote:
When will this country learn to stand up for itself? It did back in 1764 and it began a revolution against England. We are sitting back and letting this governement take away our God given rights as US citizens and they want eveyone in the world to have these rights no matter their status. The world sits back and laughs at us (this is fact) they now know we are weak. We should not care what the world thinks of us we need to take care of our own first then take care of the world.
3/30/2009 2:33 PM EDT
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Montana_Koot wrote:
Shaking My head in total disbelief...we unfortunately have an uninformed, coddled and pampered generation (under 40 years of age) that has never had to sacrifice, They don't know anything but "I want what I want, when I want it"..they are now sheep for the socialist, useful idiots..and will wake up one day and look around wondering..what hppened.. I predicted in the 1960's (I am old enough to have the advantage of foresight and hindsight) That the anti-establishment people of the 60's would some day be in control..or their minons will be....Obama is a case in point..who did he go to when he wanted to begin his "political Life"?...who are in charge of "higher learning"..this appointment proves My assertion...Our Constitution is no longer the law of the land..Let something the left (socialist) disagrees with they challenge as unconstitutional..but where are the challenges to the flagrant disregard for the constitution related to all these bailouts and bankrupting of our country..?
WHen I was a kid, we were free..fighting for the freedom of the world..but we were free..maybe I have lived to long.. It's a sad day..but maybe this is what will wake the silent majority..I believe they are still alive..just need a prod..(poke, poke)
3/30/2009 2:33 PM EDT
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Pres O is getting very close to the predictions of some prophets that a third Anti-Christ will come to lead the foolish into destruction and disorder that will come to the whole world.
3/30/2009 2:32 PM EDT
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destined wrote:
It's not too late to accept Jesus!! And then, contact your representatives!!
3/30/2009 2:31 PM EDT
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HENRY wrote:
I think this kind of thinking is going down the wrong path and will in the end give away all american right over to people that have nothing to lose only we will
3/30/2009 2:30 PM EDT
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SKTConstLvr wrote:
Get to your nearest tea party on April 15th! This is your chance to stand up and have your voices heard. You can find a tea party near you at either or
3/30/2009 2:24 PM EDT
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SKTConstLvr wrote:
This man does not care what the constitution says. We must contact our senators to let them know that we are fed up and this is NOT the person we want representing us ANYWHERE.
3/30/2009 2:17 PM EDT
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Overseer wrote:
You have to admit that when "O" was campaigning he looked like a guy that for a minute knew what he was talking about until he proposed the "Distribution of Wealth" program he wants to put in effect 2011.That's when it was clear what his agendas really were.Got to hand it to "Joe the Plumber" and a few others that seen right through "O". The only transparency we'll get is seeing right through his radical "change"..
3/30/2009 2:16 PM EDT