Saturday, June 11, 2011

Breaking News: Leon Panetta...A communist Spy?

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This is indeed a breaking story and it also backs up my suspicions concerning Panetta and his Marxist overseer in the White House.  The headline over at Trevor Loudon's New Zeal reads: "Obama's CIA Director Linked To Spies Through Communist Party Figure" and if that isn't enough to make you worry about what's happening to your country then you better wake the hell up! ~ Norman E. Hooben

Leon Panetta Hugh DeLacy: Panetta Friendship with Hugh DeLacy of Communist Party USA
June 10, 2011 By Maggie
Trevor Loudon at New Zeal has another breaking story, reporting CIA director Leon Panetta’s (current candidate for Secretary of Defense) former close relationship with Communist Hugh DeLacy. DeLacy died in 1986 at the age of 76. DeLacy served in the U.S. House from Washington State from 1945 to 1947. His membership in the Communist Party USA was undisclosed, just as was his friendship with Panetta.

Leon Panetta
Pullout Quote:
“it is clear that Panetta, whose nomination to be CIA director was considered mystifying even to those in the intelligence business, has been a key component of a network of left-wing activists and socialist organizations for over two decades.
In 1977 Panetta was serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to Loudon, that same year Panetta wrote a letter to DeLacy and:
…offered a summary of a report on U.S. military operations that Panetta said was “unavailable for distribution.” Panetta concludes the March 24, 1977 letter: “If there is anything I can do for you in the future, Hugh, please feel free to call on me.”
Cliff Kincaid is working on this story with Trevor Loudon. Read a letter at Kincaid’s USASurvival blog showing Panetta asking for clemency for a man convicted of killing two FBI agents – both first degree murder. Peltier remains incarcerated.
Leon Panetta’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense began yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Now is the time to contact your Senators before the full-Senate vote, and even before the Committee votes, likely next Tuesday. We know the Senate body gets little news in their isolated Land of Oz. We must make sure they have the details. Go to New Zeal Blog for all the information and please, let the following motivate your phone calls, emails and faxes – quickly:
…Loudon reviewed the Hugh DeLacy papers at the University of Washington, while Kincaid examined hearings conducted on “Communist Political Subversion” by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities and “Un-American Activities in California” by the California Senate Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities.
“When this information is examined in context,” Loudon and Kincaid stated, “it is clear that Panetta, whose nomination to be CIA director was considered mystifying even to those in the intelligence business, has been a key component of a network of left-wing activists and socialist organizations for over two decades. These individuals and groups include not only Hugh DeLacy and his communist associates but the communist-dominated Progressive Party, Democratic Socialists of America and the neo-Marxist New American Movement. Panetta, in short, was a player in the network that sponsored the political career of a young Barack Obama in Chicago. This helps explain why Panetta was picked, seemingly out of nowhere, for the CIA job.”
The Washington Post says Senators on the Armed Services Committee “gushed” over the outstanding job Panetta has done. The gushing also came from Republicans, or at least one, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (said he “couldn’t wait” to vote for him – will get his chance next Tuesday.) If you have an Action Group email list, this is the time to use it. Find your Senator’s contact information here. Find documentation at USA Survival.

The Transportation Opportunities act to tax you by the mile!

Obama Moves To Tax Cars By the Mile
From The American Policy Center
Action Alert

From the American Policy Center
Tom DeWeese – President
70 Main Street, Suite 23
Warrenton, VA 20186

Getting us out of our cars is a major goal of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. How do they do that – make it impossible to own or drive a car.
$5 per gallon of gas is one good way to stop your driving.

Taxing every mile you drive is another.
The Obama Administration is already well on its way to the $5 per gallon mark, pretending that forcing alternative energy policy is some kind of an answer to high gas prices. It’s not.
But now, the Administration is quietly organizing plans to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.
Of course the Obama crowd denies any such thing. Classic.
The plan is part of Obama’s “Transportation Opportunities Act.” Don’t you love the 1984 newspeak title?
The plan that is being considered and developed is this:
  • Create a new federal bureaucracy inside the Federal Highway Administration called the “Surface Transportation Revenue Alternatives Office, with a budget of $300 million – to start.
  • The office would then be assigned the task to “study framework that defines the functionality of a mileage based user fee system and other systems.”
  • Install electronic equipment on every car to determine how many miles are driven.
  • Create a “Vehicle Miles Traveled” Tax (VMT).
The push to tax mileage is part of the over-all Sustainable Development agenda to raise the cost of energy to force us to “conserve.” There are now moves to put a tax on the use of toilet paper and plastic bags.
Sustainable Development is part of an international agenda to force us to sacrifice and transform American society through a top-down centrally-controlled economy – in short – Socialism.
During the presidential campaign in 2008, Obama told us that international policy would be his driving policy force when he said “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times…and then just expect that other countries re going to say OK…That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.
Of course, NOW the Obama Administration denies the whole thing. His spokesmen say the mileage tax is just a “study framework.” But the Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Senator Kent Conrad (D.N.D.) issued a report suggesting the mileage tax as a way to generate more revenue.
After that report was released, the Obama Administration issued the Transportation Opportunities Act. Section 2218 of that bill includes the mileage tax idea.
Obama’s people say it’s just an “idea” being considered.”
Remember Obama’s first choice for Energy Czar, Van Jones, an avowed communist, who said, “The green economy will start off as a small subset. And we are going to push it and push it and push it…until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.
“Americans must know now that these “ideas” are NOT just random air”
That’s why it’s urgent that you and I take immediate action to kill this “idea” right now!
If you are taxed for every mile you drive will you feel as free to go where you like? Or will you be more inclined to stay home? This is an assault on your freedom.
Do you want yet another government meter on your car measuring where you go? Big Brother spying has no place in a free society.
Action to take:
  1. Call the White House and tell them you are outraged by such a plan. Tell them NO on a mileage tax. We must convey that message to them right now. Let them know it will not be tolerated. Whitehouse Switchboard: 202-456-1111
  2. Call your member of Congress with the same message. NO mileage tax. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121
  3. Call both of your United States Senators with the same message. NO mileage tax. Senate Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
If we don’t kill this idea now – in the planning stages it will become reality.
Send this message to 10 more people and urge friends and neighbors to call. They will all be affected by this outrageous tax on yet another part of our lives.
Remember! TEA Party means = Taxed Enough Already!

Also...a must see video
Interview with Tom DeWeese at CPAC 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hero On A Bike Almost Gets Wiped Out By Train (video)

...and a bike protest in New York City where the police have no common sense

...and a future politician (talks a lot but says nothing)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Obamacare: The Truth Behind The WheelChair Ad Democrats Don't Want You To Know

Update photo at bottom of page.  H-T ~ K. Bhirdo
Note the mention of the National Quality Forum...aka, the Death Panel

ObamaCare: What’s Really Sending Seniors Off a Cliff
Posted By Tait Trussell On June 8, 2011 From

Even though a demonic TV commercial depicts a frantic grandma in a wheelchair being dumped off a cliff by a man resembling Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), author of a plan to save the Medicare system, Section 3025 of ObamaCare would suppress readmissions to hospitals, where delay or denial could mean death for millions of grandmas.
Democrats hate the reasonable Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a sound system involving patient choice. (Nearly all the House Republicans voted for it April 15.) The aforementioned commercial, sponsored by the liberal AgendaGroup Project began in May. It characterizes the Ryan plan as privatizing Medicare. The strain of “America the Beautiful” accompanies the scandalous melodrama of grandma’s fate, as conceived by the left-wing fabrication.
Section 3025 of Obama’s mislabled Affordable Care Act calls for financially penalizing hospitals which admit sick Medicare individuals who need to return to the hospital within 30 days after their discharge. The overlord of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Dr. Donald Berwick, was granted a formula to penalize hospitals. He hopes to save $15 billion a year by suppressing hospital readmissions. A 250-bed hospital could lose $1.7 million unless it blocks follow-up hospital treatment for one of three categories of illness — pneumonia, heart attack, and heart failure.
Currently, Medicare pays for all rehospitalizations, except those in which patients are readmitted within 24 hours after discharge for the same conditions.
An important study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), written by a group of doctors, pointedly said “there is very limited research” addressing the issue of “diseases and processes that contribute to rehospitalization.” But analyzing a year in the mid-2000s, for which all Medicare billing statements were available, the authors found a total of 13,062,937 patients enrolled in the Medicare program were discharged from 4,926 hospitals. Some 516,959 of these patients died, and 690,276 went to other acute care settings, leaving 11,855,702 at risk for rehospitalization. That’s a lot of grandmas and grandpas.
The NEJM article quoted another study, which found that among persons 18 to 64 years of age, the rate of rehospitalization was “only weakly related to age.” So, why is Dr. Berwick given to such fascist inclinations with grandma and other Medicare patients? The devilish ObamaCare law makes him do it.
The NEJM physicians wrote: “We were unable to link measures of the number of beds in a community” to the over readmitting of patients or whether “higher rehospitalizaion rates are evidence of better care or just more care…[B]etter care may reduce the number of rehospitalizaions, but we have no data on where these features are provided.” Research, the doctors mentioned, shows that palliative care can reduce rehospitalization. (That should be apparent because palliative care normally is given to those in their final stage of life. It is care for comfort, not cure and normally found in Hospice.)
Variation in readmissions among different states and hospitals “may be possible on a national scale,” the authors of the NEJM study said, but “the data do not show which practices cause the differences or whether the differences are exportable” to other hospitals.
When the typical patient has “two chances of three of being rehospitalized or dying” within a year after discharge “it is probably wiser to consider all Medicare patients as having a high risk of rehospitalization…It would be premature to predict how much [cost] reduction can be achieved,” the study’s authors wrote.
This section of ObamaCare is a direct physical threat to seniors, whose lives apparently are not considered worth the money to pay for their return to the hospital. It also is a killer for hospitals. In Detroit, just as one example, St. Joseph Mercy Health System (hospitals) depends on Medicare for 45 percent of its revenue. In rural communities, the percentage often is even higher.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the power to expand the list of the three selected conditions without limit after 2013. So, what ObamaCare considers “excessive” hospital care is, in truth, a real and effective way for Democrats to push grandma off the cliff.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Know My Rights..."hic"

I weep for loss of the long-cherished liberties of our republic. It’s like you can’t avoid getting harassed by the police whenever you go driving a lawn mower down the road towing a train of ten shopping carts, each of which is filled with beer, held together by a hundred-foot extension cord. While drinking a beer.  What is this country coming to?via Ace of Spades HQ

How to change history via E-mail

By Norman E. Hooben

From time to time I run across an item that surely must fall in the category of fiction.  The article below certainly fills the bill for something invented by one's imagination.  The point of this story appears to be an attempt to re-write history.  Any student of history would immediately see the flaws in the story such as, "French casualties were the result of Naval gunfire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications..." or the statement concerning the non-governmental organization (NGO) Greenpeace which wasn't even around in 1944 (the time frame of the story); they evolved in the early 70's.  Actually the entire story is a farce...and a laughable one at that!  You can't fool me!  But if I read it others certainly must have read it too.  But how many of those others fall in the category of gullible or naive?  A friend once told me about an email he received concerning an issue that was entirely false yet he believed it because it sounded plausible.  I'm not sure where these stories originate but there seems to be a relationship to the powers that would have us believe that history did not happen the way we've previously learned.
How does one change history?  Well (and this was not said by Joseph Goebbels) if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. And if you get enough gullible and/or naive people especially younger children as Michelle Obama would like to indoctrinate (see video below) you have the beginning of change.

As for the story below some had it attributed to CNN or other left wing news outlets but I couldn't find anything that would implicate them.  There is however, an honest attempt by the Left and the Obama Administration to dramatically change history as we know it (see both videos, the one above this paragraph and the one at this link Muslims Discovered America ..."?" ). Now if you're a history buff you might just want to laugh (or cry) at the following:

Check out this E-mail
"NORMANDY, FRANCE (June 6, 1944) Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more were wounded today in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children. Most of the French casualties were the result of Naval gunfire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated, and that reaction against the American invasion was running high. "We are dying for no reason, "said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolph Hitler."

The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, thus threatening the species with extinction. A representative of Greenpeace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised. "This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment without a second thought," said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about corporate greed."

Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile, who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded, said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows that President Roosevelt has ties to 'big beer'," said Pierre Le Wimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America's aggressive actions were based in part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret weapon - a so-called "atomic bomb". Such a weapon could produce casualties on a scale never seen before, and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years. Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany. Shortly after the invasion began, reports surfaced that American soldiers had abused German prisoners. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans, at their so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored, but so far this remains unproven.

Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion, and French officials are concerned that the uncollected corpses will pose a public-health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess, and we don't intend to help clean it up."