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Saturday, October 31, 2009

o'commissar - Support the Instrument of Repudiation of Proposed Treaty of Copenhagen

As recommended by Christopher Monckton (Viscount Monckton of Brenchley) - See related blog entries.

Click image above to Read and Sign Instrument of Repudiation of Proposed Treaty of Copenhagen

Friday, October 30, 2009

o'humpty dumpty - Obama is a liability: o'nocchio, the SPLC, international communism, Capone & the "choir boys"

emphasis added - rfh
From: gg Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009
Not near enough or soon enough! GG

I did not write it, I am just passing it along.  I pass it, you decide.

This is a powerful article appearing in the Canada Free PressA lot of analysis here and some scary dialog. JB Williams is a business man and a no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy.  He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world.

Obama's Well Organized Community Is Falling Apart:  Obama has now become a noose around the neck of every American Democrat! 
By JB Williams, Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's now official: The average American is not as stupid as Washington DC Democrats and their international leftist friends thought. Their mystery messiah has already gone from hero to zero after only seven months in power, and Obama has now become a noose around the neck of every American Democrat, and every international fascist who "hoped" Obama could usher in Marxist "change."

Nobody can organize a community like a good old fashioned communist thug can.  It worked long enough to put a mystery man in the Oval Office, thanks to international socialists working through CPUSA - SPUSA and DSAUSA, funded by literally hundreds of leftist front-groups operating as special interest 527 organizations.  Here's a short list of the BIGGEST leftist front groups:

America Coming Together
Joint Victory Campaign 2004
Media Fund
Service Employees International Union
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
MoveOn.org
New Democrat Network
Sierra Club
EMILY's List
AFL-CIO
League of Conservation Voters.

Who spends an obscene $1 billion dollars to win a lousy $400,000 per year job, and why?   The people behind Obama expect a return on their investment.  And they are NOT the kind of folks you want to disappoint: These folks make Capone look like a choir boy.

Before the ink was dry on Obama's fake Certification of Live Birth (not to be confused with an actual birth certificate), Obamanation was off to confiscate control of banking, insurance, energy and auto manufacturing. Before they knew what was happening, the American people woke up, the proud new owners of Government Motors and $13 Trillion in debt.

But it wasn't until Obamanation tried to confiscate control of 1/7th of the US economy by nationalizing the private American health care industry that the people took to the streets in protest.

On the heels of dozens of angry Town Hall meetings turned public tar-and-feathering parties for countless career DC bureaucrats, Obama and his Democrat partners in crime found themselves in a historic freefall from popularity among average American taxpayers.  Eight months into office, Obama has bounced Jimmy Carter from his famous position as America 's worst president.

The people behind the puppet in our Oval Office did what leftists always do. They over-estimated themselves, under-estimated the American people, and over-played their hand. They actually thought that Americans would sit quiet as unbridled leftists trampled all over 300 million Americans.

That was the good news. As Obama becomes an anvil chained around the neck of DC and international leftists, he becomes a liability to their agenda.  These folks have an interesting way of dealing with political liabilities.

Losing control of their agenda and, in a power-slide towards the bottomless pit of political has-beens, Democrats are desperate to keep their international friends at bay.  But at the same time, being career politicians always focused on self-preservation; they must find a way to get re-elected by people ready to lynch them in
Public Square.

Obama has foolishly allowed himself to be pushed into a no-win position, in his unlikely quest to "make history" by becoming the first "black" mystery messiah allowed to sit at the big desk with his finger on the red button.  In short, he's in way over his head, just as many worried would be the case with a freshman politician complete with blank resumeNancy "crazy as an out-house rat" Pelosi is no help, and Harry Reid is headed for the political boneyard no matter what.

Teddy Kennedy was in no position to lead the young lad out of the woods, and wannabes like Chucky Schumer and Bawny Fwank will soon be looking for an escape hatch of their own.  Time to Bring in the Heavy Artillery and Circle the Wagons.

Since Obama just won't become the "transparent president" he tricked so many voters into voting for, the issue of his constitutional conflict won't go away$1.35 million in legal defense fees later, the demand to see proof that he passes Article II requirements is getting louder.

Despite around the clock media efforts to paint every constitutionally conscious American a "right-wing racist Timothy McVeigh," the people seem only further agitated by the leftist suggestion that NO American citizen has "proper standing" to question their employees (elected representatives) on even the most fundamental questions.

Obama's problem with Americans isn't the mulatto color of his skin.  It's the bright RED color of his belief system and agenda.  He is undoubtedly making mentors like Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshal Davis and Bill Ayers quite proud.  But he is clearly losing the support of many Americans in that effort.

Before the dissent gets any wider spread, they have to do something.  Out of nowhere comes Obama's "experts" on national security, the Southern Poverty Law Center.  At the time of SPLC's founding, Julian Bond, who currently chairs the NAACP, was named the fledgling group's first President.

On the basis of these folks, Obama's Department of Homeland Security issued a "Right-wing Extremist" threat analysis, labeling every American with a gun or bible, or willing to publicly oppose Obama, a "potential domestic terrorist."

Yesterday, British newspaper, The Independent, published a story titled, "The right-wing crackpots taking over the mainstream," in which British leftist writer Rupert Cornwell proceeds to assault all American citizens who are currently speaking out against Obama's "global" agenda, and warns of coming civil unrest, and of course, his authority on the matter is the Southern Poverty Law Center.

From the report, one SPLC official says, "every element is in place for a 'perfect storm' of home-grown extremism.  For the first time, the detested federal government is run by a black man."  There ya have it!  That was easy! It's all about the "black man!"

"A struggling economy fuels discontent, with illegal immigrants accused of stealing American jobs." Or is it that unemployment has doubled to the highest level since the great depression, under the "black mans" brief administration?

"The military, long a breeding ground of the far right, is sending home veterans in vast numbers." Yes, those crazed military veterans:  And don't forget: "Finally there is the internet, which simultaneously propagates and intensifies the feelings of true believers and the conspiracy theories they devour."  The so-called "birthers" have made headlines all over the world?

Clearly, Cornwell received his talking points memo from David Axelrod, who obviously got his from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Observer got the memo too, and they wasted no time attacking every American at odds with Obama's agenda.  It's American Patriots against the world, or at least the leftists of the world.  Cornwell concludes, "So might not elements even further to the right enter the fray - 'sovereign citizens' who believe they are above the law, or the new 'Oath Keepers' movement, of soldiers and police officers past and present, who believe their duty is to the constitution, not to elected politicians?  Perhaps the healthcare rallies and the SPLC report were no coincidence, after all."

Well, let me just say that I think Obama's life could, in fact, be in danger, but not from Tea Party protesters, Town Hall protesters or so-called "birthers." All of these folks are well aware of the reality that assassinating the first "black" president would be counter-productive to their agenda.

The Obama press has been burning the midnight oil trying to make certain that Hillary Clinton's "right-wing conspiracy" ghosts were set up to take the fall for any misfortunate event that might befall an increasingly unpopular president. No "right-winger" is likely to even break wind in Obama's direction.

His leftist international friends are quite another story however: These are BIG buck, BIG socialism folks who play by no particular set of rules, like George Soros. As Obama becomes more of a liability than an asset to their cause, it is his own people who are most likely to make a martyr out of the mystery messiah.

In the British Observer, writer Paul Harris is even more extreme in his column: Fears for Barack Obama's safety as healthcare debate fuels extremism; and once again, we see the report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The stage is being set: If anything happens to Obama, the entire world has been put on notice that Americans opposed to socialism from a "black" nobody president who won't even release his birth records, are responsible.

This leaves the door wide open for Obama's own friends to commit the crime with impunity, as they have already placed the American patriots' finger-prints on the imaginary murder weapon. It would be the perfect crime blamed on the perfect right-wing storm. It's brilliant!

The leftist press around the world has already accused and convicted "right-wingers" of the murder. Talk about your grand conspiracy: Nobody does it better than the international leftist cabal.

But who is this Southern Poverty Law Center responsible for all of the recent "hate speech" aimed at constitutionally concerned American citizens opposed to bankruptcy-by-communism in America ?

In 2007, SPLC identified 888 separate "active hate groups" in the United States . Despite the events of 9/11 and an ongoing threat of additional terror strikes here and abroad, not one of the 888 "active hate groups" identified was Islamic.  Detroit , Michigan , had more violent killings than Iraq and Afghanistan combined, but none of the groups responsible for those killings made the list of 888.


Only white, capitalist, constitutionalist, Christian, pro-freedom, in other words, "right-wing extremists" made the list.  Black on white crime is not "hate."  Black on black crime is not "hate."  Muslim on Christian crime is not "hate."  According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, only white, Christian, capitalists opposed to Marxism and attending Town Hall meetings are guilty of "hate." That's what their report says, and everyone from Obama's DHS and FBI to England 's press has bought that report hook, line and sinker.

I too fear for Obama's life: But not from any of the people attending Tea Parties or Town Hall meetings in an effort to talk with their elected representatives. I fear that Obama's life is increasingly in danger from the very people who put him in power - The people he is currently failing, as the American people stand up to stop his secular socialist global agenda.

I am 100% opposed to the Obama administration and today's Democrat agenda. But I am here to tell you that the worst thing that could happen in America today is for Obama to be assassinated.  Every Obama opponent knows this. He would be safest if he were guarded around the clock by American conservatives opposed to his entire agenda.

Only his leftist partners around the world would benefit from his assassination. Their agenda would move forward unchallenged if anything were to happen to Obama or his family.  As his agenda meets with serious resistance at home, his puppet masters abroad will lose faith and eventually, their patience.

Only a freshman senator would have fallen for the trap Obama finds himself in today. He can't win: If he's very lucky, he can only live to tell about it one day.

Obama has spent an entire lifetime surrounded by some of the world's worst thugs.. If he is unable to move their agenda forward, his life will be at risk from within his own ranks.  However, the nation and the world will pay a heavy price, as both are being conditioned to blame it on average Americans who simply oppose all forms of intrusive tyrannical government.

As Obama's agenda is shut down by average Americans, his friends will turn on him. Liberals are already warning him not to back off on nationalized health care.  But the people are not going to allow it to go forward.

Even though I oppose everything Obama is and everything he stands for, I pray for his safety. You can bet your last dollar: his well organized community is falling apart as his agenda begins to crumble. They will be very motivated to ignite a second civil war as they watch their agenda die a brutal political death.

Nothing would ignite a second civil war faster than the assassination of Barack Hussein Obama. I can only pray that the Secret Service does not take their cues from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  If they are no better at understanding political security than British op-ed pages, Obama's life is indeed in danger. Not from so-called "right-wing extremists" angry over Obama's blatant disregard for the Constitution today. But from within his ranks, as those who placed him in power, become saddled with his failures.

2nd Amendment - Gun Owners' Greatest Enemy

reposted on Harrold's blog at http://harrolds.blogspot.com
Remember Ruby Ridge & Waco
From: Dudley Brown Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009


Do you know which five letters gun owners despise the most?

B.A.T.F.E.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is without peer as the leading anti-gun agency of the Federal Government.

In fact, the BATFE has been flooding the peaceful homes of law-abiding gun owners with rivers of blood for more than two decades.

And hardly a year goes by without another slew of scandals -- tales of misconduct, abuse of power, sexual harassment and corruption... it never ends.

Don't you think it's time Congress abolished this unconstitutional agency all together?

I know I do. 


Why should innocent, law-abiding gun owners have to live in fear of a rogue, anti-gun federal agency?

In 1992, gun-hating agents of the BATFE shot Randy Weaver's wife Vicki in the head while she held her two-year-old son.

Her crime? Stepping in front of a "shoot on sight" BATFE agent.

By the time the dust finally settled at Ruby Ridge, Federal agents had acquitted Randy Weaver of virtually all charges -- but not before murdering two members of his family in cold blood.

In a clear admission of Government guilt, the Weaver family was awarded millions of dollars in compensation for the wrongful deaths of Vicki Weaver and her son Sam.

Isn't that just typical government nonsense? They screw up, and then try to pay off their victims' families to make the problem go away.

Haven't you had enough of this government corruption?

I know I have.

Recently, the BATFE used your tax dollars to buy their agents Leatherman knives engraved with the words "Always Think Forfeiture."

That's just how the BATFE thinks...

They're not interested in protecting the Constitution or enforcing the law. The BATFE only wants to confiscate your firearms and your assets.

That's why the BATFE is also trying to shut down licensed home gun dealers.

By regulating when and where licensed dealers can sell guns and how they must keep their records -- with an eye to eliminate "certain kinds" of purchases -- the BATFE has effectively put home dealers out of business...

...which infringes on the right to keep and bear arms, disrupts the free market, and makes it more difficult for you and me to find local, trustworthy dealers to buy from.

Not only that, but it increases gun and ammunition costs since it discourages competition! I call it the hidden "BATFE tax."

And gun owners like you and me are supporting this agency with our hard-earned tax dollars!

I'm sure you agree this has to stop!

So please join me in demanding Congress abolish the tyrannical and out-of-control Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This is the same gang whose agents admit to routinely falsifying documents and perjuring themselves to get warrants and wiretaps against law-abiding gun owners.

Decorated Army drill instructor David Olofson found this out the hard way. He lent an AR-15 style rifle to a friend, who took it shooting. At the range, it malfunctioned and fired a three-round burst.

That's all it took for the BATFE to confiscate the rifle as a possible "machine gun."

The BATFE's Firearms Test Bureau (FTB) conducted months of secret and unsupervised tests on Mr. Olofson's gun -- all without any standards, regulations or written procedures.

But even without any testing standards, the BATFE indicted Mr. Olofson on the trumped up charge of transferring a "machine gun" -- after, that is, they modified it and got it to malfunction again.

The BATFE even bribed Mr. Olofson's friend to testify against him.

Sounds like an effective racket for jailing political enemies if you ask me... confiscate, modify, indict.

I could go on and on with these stories of BATFE abuse. But one thing is absolutely clear: The BATFE must go...

...and you can help.

Please help the National Association for Gun Rights stamp out the jack-booted thugs in the BATFE by doing these three things.



    1. Sign your petition to Congress, and tell them enough is enough: It's time to abolish the BATFE. 2. Call the United States House of Representatives at (202)225-3121 and tell them to stop funding the BATFE's campaign of terror against gun owners. 3. Consider making a generous contribution of $50, $100 or even $200 to help the National Association for Gun Rights combat the BATFE's iron fist.
Your generous gift will enable us to continue taking the fight to the BATFE where it hurts the most - right on Capitol Hill.

Through the grassroots support of gun owners like you, we can force Congress to stop using our tax dollars to fund this campaign of terror against law-abiding citizens.

The National Association for Gun Rights can mobilize thousands of grassroots gun rights activists just like you through the mail, online and over the phone.

It's high time Congress took action against the BATFE thugs.

By signing the National Association for Gun Rights "Abolish the BATFE" petition, you can help make that happen.

Your generous donation of $50, $100 or even $200 will go directly toward our efforts to fight the BATFE on Capitol Hill.

I know everyone's had to tighten his financial belt with the downturn in the economy. I've certainly noticed it in my home.

But rest assured, your contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights actually goes toward the fight against the BATFE and the anti-gun cabal in Washington.


Unlike the institutional gun groups -- who prefer political cocktail parties to the hard work of freedom -- the National Association for Gun Rights will never compromise.

Thank you in advance for signing our "Abolish the BATFE" For Freedom,
, Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights

P.S. Please take a moment to sign the petition to your member of Congress. Demand Congress take action at once and abolish the anti-gun BATFE.

And please consider a generous contribution of $50, $100 or even $200 to the National Association for Gun Rights so that we can continue to fight the anti-gun Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 


o'who? - ObamaCare - WHY?

From: Socialism Alerts  Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009

O NO ObamaCare!
When I hear or read about Congress' new massive bureaucracy and the tax increases for government run socialized healthcare I shake my head and say
O NO ObamaCare!
I think you do to so I made this sticker to put everywhere on cars, windows, books.

Here are a few of the shocking ObamaCare (OC) health control facts that make me shake my head!

Seniors lose $500 Billion from Medicare - O NO ObamaCare!

Obama Lied Illegals are TAX exempt and get FREE care (Americans pay) - O NO ObamaCare!

You pay TAXES on Employer health care plans - O NO ObamaCare!

Uninsured forced to spend 20% of income to be insured - O NO ObamaCare!

Retired Union Members healthcare benefits get TAXED - O NO ObamaCare!

OC provided to ALL non US citizens, including illegals - O NO ObamaCare!

Illegals are 1/3 of all those covered in the OC plan - O NO ObamaCare!

OC has a $1,000,000,000,000 Trillion Tax Gap - O NO ObamaCare!

OC CANNOT BE PAID FOR without NEW TAXES - O NO ObamaCare!

OC adds more than $3000/yr of debt to every American - O NO ObamaCare!

NEW TAXES on Americans earning less than $250,000/yr - O NO ObamaCare!

56% Of All Americans oppose ObamaCare - O NO ObamaCare!

Americans PAY an additional estimated $3500/yr for coverage - O NO ObamaCare!

Government administration more costly than private insurance - O NO ObamaCare!

88 million Americans can LOSE private, employer coverage- O NO ObamaCare!

GOVT COMMITTEE decides treatments/benefits you get - O NO ObamaCare!

Mandatory! Governments control of your living wills - O NO ObamaCare!

Health Choices Commissioner will choose your OC Benefits- O NO ObamaCare!

Government sets Doctor's pay rates no specialists - O NO ObamaCare!

Cancer patient care rationing - O NO ObamaCare!

Government mandated Advance Care (Death) Planning - O NO ObamaCare!

Government RESTRICTIONS on Special needs children - O NO ObamaCare!

Congress gets lavish healthcare - O NO ObamaCare!

Congress gets No Coverage Limit care - O NO ObamaCare!

Congress gets No "Pre-Existing Condition" Clause - O NO ObamaCare!

What will STOP "ObamaCare"... is the ObamaCare CHART.

House Minority Leader John Boehner and other Republicans asked the Joint Economic Committee to draw up another chart the ObamaCare Chart.

To the average American, it looks like a maze that they'll have to navigate before receiving medical care. AND IT IS -- the parts in white already exist, and the colored boxes are the new entities, offices, requirements, reports, and subsidies the Democrats' bill would create.

Don't hold your breath. Once again, the Democrats are using their majority power like they're dictators, trying to keep the TRUTH from the American people and their Representatives in Congress. We MUST not let them succeed! That's why we've set up our site to enable you to send "blast faxes" to every single Senator and Representative on Capitol Hill, demanding that they read every line of the ObamaCare bill, look at every single detail exposed by this new chart, and KILL this new attempt at a government takeover of American healthcare!

Please don't delay -- Congress is in session right now, and if we don't stand up and FIGHT against the radical Left, there might be nothing left of the America we know and love for our children! Take action now!

Sincerely,
, Alan M. Gottlieb, Chairman, AmeriPAC

P.S. Rep. King has stood strong on the floor of the House in opposing ObamaCare, saying, "You can't understand this health care program if you read the print, but if you look at this chart on your screen, you will pick up the phone, and the American people will be scared enough, I think, to jam the phone lines again in field offices."

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN! We need to completely overwhelm every single Congressman and Senator's office, DEMANDING that they look at the details of ObamaCare, and KILL THE BILL. But we need YOU to take action NOW to make it happen!

Please make checks payable to AmeriPAC: American Political Action Committee (AmeriPAC), PO Box 1682, Dept Code 3156, Bellevue, WA 98009-1682

Paid for by AmeriPAC, a federally-authorized and qualified multicandidate political action committee. Contributions to AmeriPAC will be used in connection with federal elections. Maximum contribution per individual per calendar year is $5,000. Contributions from foreign nationals and corporations are prohibited. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Socialism Alerts: 12500 N.E. Tenth Pl. - Bellevue, WA 98005 US

air pelosi - Pelosi Care: $1 Trillion and Rising

From: Newsmax.com  Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009
Breaking from Newsmax.com


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o'thief in the night - Senate Hides Obama Anti-Free Enterprise Czar Vote!

From: CDFE  Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009
 

Senate Hides Obama Anti-Free Enterprise Czar Vote!

Harris Sherman an extreme environmentalist CZAR nominated by Obama was confirmed in a quick vote by the Senate and is being hidden from Americans. Sherman is to be Obama's Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment.

A CDFE investigation revealed that the Senate public Congressional Record is hiding the vote. For some reason the vote is not being made public and is being hidden even from or by the Associated Press. How many Senators do not even know the vote happened?

Americans had no opportunity to examine the background of Sherman before or after his confirmation hearing. There are reasonable questions and issues that are being ignored as this new CZAR is pushed through the Senate. Obama and the Senate must reconsider the confirmation and STOP Sherman.

Sherman would have total control over 190 million acres of America - the size of Texas - as boss of the National Forests.

The Problem: National Forests aren't Parks, they're productive lands for energy from oil and natural gas, electricity from coal, strategic metals for our military and the machines that do our work, lumber and paper, farming and ranching, road-building material, hunting and fishing and much more.

FAX Obama And All 100 Senators - Tell Them to STOP Sherman!  https://secure.conservativedonations.com/cdfe_sherman/?a=3088

Sherman is a known enemy of what these federal lands are meant to supply:

National Forests Provide The Raw Materials That Keep Us Alive.

Obama's choice would make him the Czar of Economic Shutdown!

Harris Sherman gave confirmation testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee on September 30, 2009.

NOW Confirmed ...He Is Being Hidden By The Senate.

He is currently the director of Colorado's Department of Natural Resources. He's powerful. Producers fear him. Why? He's been accused of "using his position to extort or shake down money from oil and gas firms to fund his wildlife studies in return for his office not opposing their permits. In effect, he set up a �pay to play' approval process for oil and gas permits under the Colorado Department of Wildlife." Sherman's office is simply for sale in Colorado if you have the money.

Sherman will be Obama's Rent-A-Czar for our National Forests.

Senator Saxby Chambliss (Georgia) Ranking Republican Member, Senate Agriculture Committee, warned: "Mr. Sherman, I've received letters and emails from Georgians about your appointment, and they raise concerns about your approach to managing federal, state and private lands."

Some of those emails accused Harris Sherman of giving anti-development environmental groups open-door "Greens Only" access to Sherman's office, an access not available to the general public or economic producers.

Is Sherman to be Obama's "Behind the Green Door" Czar for our National Forests?

Some of those emails accused Sherman of falsification of public comment documents with the help of green groups to stop economic projects by making it look like the public objected to economic development when the majority actually approved.

Is Sherman to be Obama's "We Lie and Cheat for the Greens" Czar for our National Forests?

Some of those emails accused Harris Sherman of working to tear out roads in government lands to eliminate all economic development and visitor use, as recommended in the "Clinton-Babbitt Roadless Rule" written by environmental groups in the 1990s.

Is Sherman to be Obama's "Lock 'Em Out and Shut 'Em Down" Czar for our National Forests?

Together, those emails accused Harris Sherman of being a multi-pronged threat:

  • Obama's Czar for "No more American oil" Unless you pay to play.
  • Obama's Czar for "No more American natural gas" Unless you pay to play.
  • Obama's Czar for "No more American coal" Unless you pay to play.
  • Obama's Czar for "No more American mining" Unless you pay to play.
  • Obama's Czar for "No more American paper" Unless you pay to play.
  • Obama's Czar for "No more American lumber" Unless you pay to play.
  • Obama's Czar for "No more American ranching" Unless you pay to play.
Obama's choice would make Sherman Czar of Economic Shutdown in our National Forests causing shortages of oil, natural gas, electricity from coal, strategic metals for our military, lumber, paper, farming ranching, road-building material, hunting, fishing and increasing the cost of living in America. Our United States Senators know about these allegations of scandal and are doing nothing.
  • No vetting.
  • No investigation.
  • No questioning - beyond Senator Chambliss' polite warning.
  • No Public notice and a Hidden Senate Vote.
  • NOTHING!
We need a storm of faxes to get Obama and the Senate's attention and stop this nomination! It's time for some brave Senators to call for reconsideration of the confirmation of Harris Sherman to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment.  It's time for bi-partisan action to reject this nominee! Thank you for considering this message. ,Ron Arnold, Executive Vice-President, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, www.cdfe.org
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report 10/30/09

From: Steven Ertelt  Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009
LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Update
For news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Current Headlines

House Democrats to Unveil Final Version of Pro-Abortion Health Care Reform Bill Today
Pro-Life Group Confirms New House Health Care Reform Bill Includes Abortion Funding
Pro-Life Group Slams Pelosi for Crafting Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Behind Closed Doors
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Obama Embryonic Stem Cell Research Order
Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid Will Push for Public Option With More Abortion Funding
Fake Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher Hwang Woo-Suk Convicted of Fraud
• Law and Order Television Episode Takes Surprisingly Balanced Abortion Approach
Kill the Persistent Vegetative State Diagnosis, Not Patients Like Terri Schiavo

• State and International Pro-Life News Headlines

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House Democrats Unveil Final Version of Pro-Abortion Health Care Reform Bill Today
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
House Democrats unveiled their final version of the pro-abortion health care reform bill on Thursday that pro-life groups are opposing because contains massive abortion funding and subsidies with taxpayer funds. The legislation combines three pro-abortion versions of the same bill and has been renumbered as H.R. 3962. Democrats hope to bring the measure to the House floor for a debate and vote next week, although it appears that will be done without allowing pro-life Democrats and Republicans to vote on an amendment from Rep. Bart Stupak that would disallow abortion funding. The bill includes the so-called government option or public option that expands abortion funding even further than do the subsidies that can be used to purchase health care insurance that pays for abortions. While pro-abortion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is introducing an abortion-funding plan in the House with the government option, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has received most of the attention this week for saying he will go against the prevailing political winds in the Senate and introduced a pro-abortion bill with the government option as well. Several moderate Democrats are likely to join Republicans in voting against the Senate bill if it includes the government-run option. For Pelosi, an initial survey of House Democrats her top lieutenants conducted reveals she is about 17 votes shy of the 218 she needs to get approval for a pro-abortion bill with the public plan.

Pro-Life Group Confirms New House Health Care Reform Bill Includes Abortion Funding
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
The new House health care bill unveiled today by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no different than the three previous versions of the legislation that all forced taxpayers to fund abortions. Douglas Johnson, the legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, told LifeNews.com today that "A vote for this bill is a vote to establish a federal government program that will directly fund abortion on demand, with federal funds." Johnson referred specifically to language on page 110 of the new bill (H.R. 3962) which explicitly authorizes the "public health insurance option" to pay for all elective abortions. The "public health insurance option" or "public plan" would be a health insurance program operated directly by the federal government, through the Department of Health and Human Services. "The public plan will be a federal agency program, and all funds spent by the agency are federal funds," Johnson said. "The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS), in an October 9 memo obtained by NRLC, confirmed that all funds spent by the bill's public plan will be federal funds. Prominent Democrats who have claimed that the federal government could pay for abortion with 'private' funds have been engaged in a big snow job -- and in swallowing such a contrived, implausible claim, many journalists have been all too gullible." To stop the abortion funding, pro-life Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan has proposed an amendment that would prohibit the federal government plan from paying for abortion but Pelosi will likely force the House to vote on the bill under a closed rule that prohibits amendments. NRLC and other pro-life groups are urging House members to vote against imposition of the closed rule preventing the pro-life amendment and that vote could come on the House floor as soon as November 5 or 6. "Anyone voting to forbid amendments to this bill is in effect voting to set up a federal government program that will directly fund abortion on demand, with federal funds," Johnson said. The bill also has a second objectionable provision relating to abortion -- it would allow federal subsidies to help pay for the cost of private health plans that cover elective abortion, a departure from longstanding federal policy. Stupak's amendment would correct this problem, as well.

Pro-Life Group Slams Pelosi for Crafting Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Behind Closed Doors
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
The Family Research Council is upset that the new pro-abortion health care "reform" bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled today was negotiated behind closed doors. FRC president Tony Perkins emailed LifeNews.com the following: "Unfortunately, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waited until this morning to let Americans in on her secret overhaul of the system. After long weeks of keeping voters -- and members -- in the dark, Pelosi's version of reform is finally public. From what we can tell, her plan retained little of what was hashed out in committee. Instead of relying on collaboration, the bill is solely a Pelosi product that makes a mockery of the committee process."

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Obama Embryonic Stem Cell Research Order
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
A federal judge has dismissed the case filed by a collection of pro-life groups and an adoption agency that involves the adopts of unborn children frozen at fertility clinics. They had sued the administration of President Barack Obama saying that he should not have issued an executive order forcing taxpayers to finance embryonic stem cell research that involves the destruction of human life. They based their lawsuit on the Dickey-Wicker amendment, a federal law that disallows funding of research on human embryos that involves their specific creation and destruction. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth put the brakes on the lawsuit, which also said Obama's order, and a second one stopping funding of embryonic stem cell research alternatives, makes less money available for adult stem cell research and fewer human embryos available for adoption.


Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid Will Push for Public Option With More Abortion Funding
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will push for a public option in the Senate version of the health care reform bill that will allow massive abortion funding. Senate committees had approved two versions of the bill -- one with the government-run option and another without it -- and Reid has said the option will be included when he and other Senate leaders combine the two measures together. That will likely make it so more abortion funding will be included in the legislation unless senators adopt a specific amendment, which has been rejected in both committees, to make sure none of the funding in the bill can pay for abortions. Reid dismissed White House worries and went against his own reputation as a pragmatic lawmakers by announcing the would push for the public option even though there do not appear to be 60 votes in the Senate to cut off debate on it. Reid is betting he can is betting that he can sway the last few moderate Democrats to support it who have said they can't.

Fake Embryonic Stem Cell Researcher Hwang Woo-Suk Convicted of Fraud
Seoul, South Korea (LifeNews.com) --
The South Korean scientist who brought international embarrassment to the field of embryonic stem cell research due to his fraudulent studies, was convicted today of embezzlement and illegally obtaining human eggs from his female subordinates. Supporters of Hwang, who was, at one time, a national hero because of his work, cheered as he was given a two-year suspended sentence instead of the four years in prison demanded by government prosecutors. He was also acquitted of one of the charges against him – fraudulently raising funds from private organizations. Hwang's lies were an international scientific scandal and a particular source of embarrassment to Science, the world renowned journal which published his fraudulent findings. In 2004 the magazine published a paper by Hwang and fellow scientists at Seoul National University, in which they claimed that they had created the world's first cloned human embryos, and extracted from them embryonic stem cells.

Law and Order Television Episode Takes Surprisingly Balanced Abortion Approach
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
The reaction from pro-life and pro-abortion advocates to last Friday's episode of Law & Order on NBC makes it clear that the program chalked up the opposite result from what pro-life advocates expected. Instead of upsetting pro-life advocates, abortion proponents are infuriated while pro-life people are pleasantly surprised by the fair treatment the program gave to abortion. The episode, titled "Dignity," began with the murder of a late-term abortion practitioner during a church service -- reminiscent of the shooting of George Tiller. After the murder, the assailant is captured and confesses and his attorney argues that the killing was justified because the attacker was protecting unborn children. While the attacker is eventually found guilty, the episode covers the abortion debate and uses arguments that are normally not seen when pro-life advocates are covered. National Right to Life blogger Dave Andrusko responds: "What makes the Law & Order episode so riveting is that virtually every pro-life argument you knew you would never hear on a network program is a part of 'Dignity.'" He continued, "More important, it occurred to me as I listened in utter astonishment that each of these observations could have been presented in a way that was artificial, forced, or (as so often is the case with network portraits of pro-lifers) something that you would expect from an idiot. None of that was the case. These were real flesh-and-blood people, not caricatures."

Kill the Persistent Vegetative State Diagnosis, Not Patients Like Terri Schiavo
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) --
The following editorial comes from Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo: With all of the current debate in the United States over President Obama's proposed health care legislation, people seem to have firmly chosen sides—based on their political leanings and not necessarily the actual content of the bill, HR 3200. In a nation that professes a profound reverence for the lives and wellness of its citizens, it is no argument that our system of healthcare delivery fails many patients and that insurance companies and health maintenance organizations have long dodged the bullet of responsibility when they've rationed care or denied coverage for certain types of treatments and therapies. That rationing and denial of coverage is most rampant among our most vulnerable citizens—when such treatments and therapies are essential for daily living. And now the government wants in.
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Texas Pro-Life Advocates Want Abortion Centers to Get License to Use Dangerous Abortion Drug
Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) --
Texas pro-life advocates are asking the state attorney general for an opinion about whether current state law requires abortion centers to first obtain a license before they are able to dispense the dangerous mifepristone (RU 486) drug that has already killed 13 women an injured more than 1,100 in the U.S. alone. State Rep. Frank Corte, a San Antonio Republican, requested the opinion on October 9 from Attorney General Greg Abbott. "It may be perceived by some as a gray area," said Corte. "What they're doing is the same thing as a surgical process, with the same end result. We need to have a clear understanding of what our law says. This is the question it goes back to. Who are these folks [dispensing the drug]? They may be very qualified to dispense the item, but they need to be licensed facilities so we know for sure."

Virginia Polls Show Pro-Life Advocate Bob McDonnell May Have Governor's Race Sewn Up
Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) --
Two new polls released on Tuesday make it appear that pro-life advocate Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for governor, may have the race sew up against his pro-abortion opponent Creigh Deeds. A PPP survey of 729 likely voters puts McDonnell at 55 percent and Deeds at 40 percent. McDonnell is carrying more self-identified Republicans (94 percent) than Deeds is winning Democrats (84 percent), and McDonnell has a commanding 59 percent to 34 percent lead among political independents. Deeds continues to be hurt by a poor public image. Just 38 percent of respondents said they viewed him favorably, compared to 56 percent who said that about McDonnell. Just one in four voters thinks that Deeds is running a "positive" campaign, vs. 59 percent who think he is waging a "negative" campaign.

Man Who Shot Pro-Life Advocate James Pouillon Now Declared Mentally Competent For Trial
Owosso, MI (LifeNews.com) --
The man who allegedly shot and killed pro-life advocate James Pouillon and a local businessman has now been declared mentally competent to stand trial. Local resident Harlan Drake stands accused of shooting Pouillon as he protested abortion outside a high school and he had been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial last month. Now, a judge this week has accepted the latest report saying his mental health has improved after getting treatment. Drake's competency means he understands the charges and can assist his defense. His lawyer, Robert Ashley, still might pursue an insanity defense if the case goes to trial. Ashley is seeking approval for a separate evaluation of Drake's mental health at the time of the shootings of Pouillon and Mike Fuoss.

Chinese Police Arrest Dozens in Baby Selling Trafficking Ring, Result of One-Child Policy
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Chinese police have arrested 42 alleged members of a trafficking ring that sold dozens of infants stolen or bought from their rural parents, the official Chinese news agency reported. Such trafficking rings are the results of the one-child policy whereby Chinese couples are prohibited from having any more than one baby and are fined, jailed or even subjected to forced abortions and sterilizations if they violate the rule. The ring had separate units to handle the procurement, transport and sale of the children, the Xinhua News Agency reported. It trafficked 52 children over two years, earning the equivalent of nearly $60,000, the report said. China has a thriving black market in girls and women, often used as laborers or as brides for unwed sons.

Spain Poll Shows Majority Oppose Proposal Allowing Abortions For Teens Without Parental Notice
Madrid, Spain (LifeNews.com) --
A new poll shows a majority of the citizens of Spain oppose the government's proposal to allow teenagers to get abortions without any parental notification or consent. The NC Report conducted a survey for the La Razon newspaper that shows 58.4 percent of Spanish citizens oppose allowing 16-year-olds to get an abortion without the consent of their parents while another 46 percent oppose the proposal to expand legal abortions. The poll found 30 percent oppose abortion "in all cases," and another 30 percent support abortions only "in justified cases." Just 35.5 percent support legal abortions for any reason. A majority of respondents also opposed the distribution of the morning-after pill without a prescription.

South Dakota Petition Drive Started to Overturn State Human Cloning Ban
Pierre, SD (LifeNews.com) --
Former South Dakota Secretary of State David Volk wants to overturn a state law that bans the creation and destruction of human embryos for research. Volk will need to collect more than 16,000 signatures to bring the issue to a vote in the 2010 elections. Chris Hupke, president of the South Dakota Family Policy Council, said the state doesn't need to overturn the ban on life-destroying embryonic stem-cell research. "All of the cutting-edge research is happening with adult stem cells," he said, "and we think it's important to focus where the results are." Volk recently told the Argus Leader newspaper: "For 40 years I've been in South Dakota politics in one form or another. I've never been involved in a campaign for a candidate or an issue campaign where I've had this response." He says he has heard from a wide-ranging group of people who hope to have their medical ailments or conditions cured through embryonic stem cell research that human cloning could help foster -- even tough no patients have ever been cured using the cells.

Indiana Right to Life Tells Gary Newspaper to Apologize for Attacking Pro-Life Advocates
Gary, IN (LifeNews.com) --
Indiana Right to Life officials are calling on the Gary Post-Tribune newspaper to review its editorial guidelines and to issue apology in wake of a troubling editorial calling pro-lifers "right-wing religious freaks." The editorial is authored by editorial page editor Rich James. James also contends that abstinence programs are a failure and that "Sarah Palin's daughter could have used the services of Planned Parenthood." James' editorial is a caustic response to community opposition to Planned Parenthood's attempt to move from Gary to Griffith. "This inflammatory rhetoric is demeaning and destructive to the citizens of Griffith who do not want Planned Parenthood in their neighborhood," notes Indiana Right to Life president Mike Fichter. "We would hope that a professional publication would rise above this type of mean-spirited attack." Fichter notes that the editorial's attempt to separate Planned Parenthood from the business of abortion is misleading on its face. "One of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in the state is located in Merrillville, directly next door to Gary. Trying to separate abortion from Planned Parenthood is like trying to separate K-Mart from blue light specials."

Baltimore City Council Debates Fining Pregnancy Centers for Not Doing Abortions
Baltimore, MD (LifeNews.com) --
The Baltimore City Council on Tuesday debated a proposal that would target pregnancy centers by making them post a sign saying they do not offer abortions or provide contraception. The measure does not contain any stipulations for abortion centers requiring a disclosure indicating they do not provide comprehensive abortion alternatives. City Council Bill 09-0406 would fine pregnancy centers $500 per day if they do not comply with the city ordinance. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and 10 members of the council are sponsoring a measure that pro-life advocates say is at the behest of Planned Parenthood and NARAL and is in the council's judiciary committee.

Britain House of Lords Sees Amendment to Okay Suicide Tourism Withdrawn
London, England (LifeNews.com) --
Members of the British House of Lords were expected to vote again on an amendment that would promote assisted suicide, but it was withdrawn. The expected vote would have come after after the July defeat of another amendment that would have made it easier for Britons to engage in assisted suicide. Following the defeat in the summer of Lord Falconer's attempt to widen the law on assisted suicide to allow so-called suicide tourism, Lord Alderdice re-tabled his amendment to the Coroners and Justice bill. SPUC, the British pro-life group, informed LifeNews.com that the amendment was opposed by a majority of those Lords who spoke in the debate and was withdrawn.

Travis County to Vote on Sending Half Million Grant to Planned Parenthood
Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) --
The Travis County Healthcare District is a taxing authority created by voters in 2004 that uses Travis County property taxes to fund health care for low-income residents. Texas Alliance for Life has learned that the governing Board of Managers will vote soon a proposed contract with local abortion facilities to use $450,000 in property taxes to pay for about 1,000 abortions over the next year. "Abortion takes the lives of unborn children and harms their mothers. I do not want to be forced to pay for abortions with my property taxes. Tax dollars should not be used to destroy innocent human lives," says TAL director Joe Pojman. Texas Alliance for Life's research has revealed that the City of Austin has funded elective abortions since the 1970s. In 2004, the Travis County Healthcare District (TCHD) was created by voters to use county property taxes to pay for health care at local hospitals and clinics for low income residents. The TCHD took over the City's abortion contracts and pays for the abortions. Women get a voucher that is presented at an abortion facility to pay for the abortion. Texas Alliance for Life is asking pro-life advocates to contact the Travis County Healthcare District to oppose the proposed $450,000 abortion contract by going to http://www.traviscountyhd.org/contact_us.html or calling 512.978.8000.

Wisconsin Pro-Life Advocates Sues Milwaukee for History of Harassment, Denying Free Speech
MIlwaukee, WI (LifeNews.com) --
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Milwaukee on behalf of several pro-life advocates to end a long pattern of harassment. For years, numerous pro-life advocates peacefully sharing their messages have been arrested, jailed, cited, harassed, threatened, and even physically assaulted. This has occurred even though they have maintained, out of an abundance of caution, a distance of at least 25 feet from any abortion center because of a 1993 court order issued against unrelated parties. "Pro-life advocates shouldn't be punished and discriminated against for expressing their beliefs," said ADF senior legal counsel Mike Johnson. "Treating these peaceful demonstrators as criminals is a crime in itself, not to mention a blatant violation and suppression of their First Amendment rights."

Utah Man Who Attacked Pregnant Girl With Her Consent Gets 20 Years in Prison
Salt Lake City, UT (LifeNews.com) --
A Utah girl who paid a man to hit her in the stomach in an attempt to cause a miscarriage-abortion was declared by a judge to not be guilty of violating any state law. But, the man who did the deed is headed to prison. The case involves 21-year-old Aaron Harrison whom the unnamed 17-year-old girl asked in May to help her cause an abortion to kill her seven-month-old unborn child. The court documents show the girl's boyfriend had threatened to leave her if she did not get an abortion. Harrison, a friend of the girl, reportedly struck and bit her and she paid him $150 to do so. The unborn baby survived the attack and doctors induced labor so the baby could be born. Harrison was sentenced Tuesday to serve up to 20 years in the Utah State Prison. "Your conduct was unconscionable. You just seem to be a rule unto yourself," said 8th District Judge A. Lynn Payne.

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Porker of the Month:  Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) Porker of the Month for loading up her goodie bag just before Halloween as she prepares to leave the Senate to run for governor of Texas.  While claiming to be a fiscal conservative, the four-term senator requested 149 pork-barrel projects costing $1.6 billion in authorization and appropriations bills for fiscal year 2010.  On September 28, 2009, she told the Austin American-Statesman, "I'm proud of being able to garner Texans' fair share of their tax dollars."  "Sen. Hutchison is repeating the same old insidious quackery about the earmarking process:  that it can be made accountable and that it somehow levels the spending playing field," said CAGW President Tom Schatz.  "The only fair way to distribute the taxpayers' money is to eliminate the practice altogether and instead work to ensure that every dime of taxpayer money is spent using the budget laws and rules that [members of Congress] themselves established."  For personifying the tiresome hypocrisy of some members of Congress who want to claim the badge of fiscal conservatism while continuing to abscond with billions of dollars in wasteful pork projects, CAGW names Sen. Hutchison the October Porker of the Month.  Read more about the Porker of the Month.  

CCAGW Releases 2008 Congressional Ratings

 

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) has released its 2008 Congressional Ratings, drawing attention to the outstanding voting records of dozens of members of Congress who consistently work to protect tax dollars, as well as to the congressional bottom-dwellers whose votes were hostile to the interests of taxpayers and contributed to a tsunami of new, wasteful spending and an increasingly bloated bureaucracy.  The average vote rating for the entire House of Representatives during 2008, the second session of the 110th Congress, was 35 percent, while the average for the Senate was 38 percent.  In the House, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) was the sole "Taxpayer Super Hero" with a rating of 100 percent, while 59 House members (the same as in 2007) earned the moniker "Taxpayer Hero" with a rating of 80 percent or above.  However, the number of representatives with a perfectly abysmal score of zero skyrocketed to 34 last year, up from only two in 2007.  In the Senate, there were no "Taxpayer Super Heroes," but 14 senators did earn "Taxpayer Hero" status.  Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) posted the highest rating of 98 percent.  Seventeen senators scored zero, compared to 13 in 2007.  Read more about the 2008 Congressional Ratings.

 

CAGW to FCC:  Net Neutrality is a Bad Solution in Search of a Non-Existent Problem

CAGW once again this month reiterated its strong opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) intention to embark on a regulatory goose chase.  On October 22, the FCC began its ill-conceived venture into drafting new rules and regulations to dictate how broadband companies must manage access to the Internet.  "Contrary to the lingo, 'net neutrality' is anything but neutral," stated CAGW President Tom Schatz.  "The Internet has flourished with a minimum of political intervention.  There is no pressing need for government involvement and no good will come from the government's creating a phony role for itself.  The Internet has been a wide-open playing field for a whole host of fierce competitors and has flourished because of government's benign indifference.  However, the new culture in Washington dictates that there is nothing anymore that is off-limits to the long arm of the feds…Taxpayers will rue the day that government regulation choked off innovation on the Internet…Any new federal regulatory role will necessitate a giant and expensive bureaucracy, whose employees will serve as the Internet police."  Read more about the FCC's planned net neutrality rules.

CAGW Seeks Strict Scrutiny of Broadband Stimulus Grants

 

CAGW this month filed letters with the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) objecting to 23 applications for broadband grants totaling $550 million under the "economic stimulus" bill.  "There have been numerous reports of waste and mismanagement of stimulus funds, such as hundreds of underage 'first-time homebuyers,' including a four-year-old, seeking the $8,000 tax credit," remarked CAGW President Tom Schatz.  "There is a total of $4.7 billion at stake in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), which should not become another opportunity to waste the taxpayers' money."  CAGW's letters note that the entire NTIA budget in fiscal year 2009 was $658 million.  The $4.7 billion provided in the stimulus bill for the BTOP is 624.5 percent greater than that amount.  NTIA's prior experience in issuing broadband grants was limited to the discontinued Technology Opportunities Program, which provided $233 million in grants from 1994-2004, or 5 percent of the BTOP total.  "In order for NTIA to spend $4.7 billion expeditiously without waste or mismanagement, the agency will have to thoroughly review each application.  There is a September 30, 2010 deadline to spend the stimulus money, so there may be a temptation to just say 'yes' to every applicant," added Schatz.  Read more about the applications for broadband stimulus grants that CAGW has called into question. 


 

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CBS News (October 22, 2009):  "Unplugged under 40:  The Battle to Change the BCS"

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The federal government has accumulated more new debt -- $3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29) — during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury." -- By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews.com (Read The Full Story)
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3 years ago: The Debt ~ $125T+! Then Obama:  Up $22T+ in only 3 years! $22T to $26T+ by 2015!  Since November 2011 to January 2013 he has added $2 Trillion to the deficit!  States' Unfunded: $3.2T+! • (Dec10) From Jan'09 the deficit: $10.2T→$14.6T up $4.3T/42%! -- Federal unfunded liabilities total $84 trillion .. equal to 5.7 percent of the present value of all future GDP, which translates into about 31 percent of the long run federal revenue estimate,” the report states.  “Thus federal revenues would have to rise immediately and permanently to 24.1 percent of GDP to cover the fiscal imbalance.” (source: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/16/report-federal-unfunded-liabilities-total-84-trillion/)
Federal obligations exceed world GDP! Is the US Gov't Bankrupt?Unfunded a myth?
Deficit: $ national debt Totals Source: http://www.usdebtclock.orgUnfunded Liabilities: $ 123,308,588,718,662.98 (4Feb14)
Many Americans actually pay $1 out of ever $2 earned to some form of tax while ~50% of people pay no taxes!  Do you pay your bills?  The Fed takes $3 in and spends $5.  Debt per citizen: $51,985 - Debt per taxpayer: $142,513! (13Dec12)
Also, see the blog videos below at http://harrolds.blogspot.com/2009/09/national-debt-how-come-how-much-who-do.html
What were you doing in the last hour while the U.S. Gov't spent $188 Million Dollars of our money!  (Every Hour, Every Day!) (Apr11)   In 8 years, President Bush added $5 trillion to the national debt; President Obama, according to a revised Dec11 GAO report, added $4T+ to the U.S. deficit in 2011 alone!  The GAO estimates the deficit, including o'scamcare & mandates, may grow from $15T+ to over $26T+!  UPDATE: A little-noticed event occurred at approximately midnight on Monday, October 31, 2011.  The National Debt exceeded the GDP!  Imagine what these numbers are going to be now that Obama is reelected! (src)
A trillion seconds pass in 31,688 years.  At $1/sec it would take 41,194 years just to pay off o'tax'n spend's new Feb12-Feb13 added debt - 538,696 years to pay only the national debt or 4,404,632 years to settle the debt+unfunded liabilities!

"Over the last four years our national debt has risen nearly $6 trillion, and just last week the debt topped an astounding $16 trillion.  To put that in perspective, $16 trillion is enough money to fund the US military, along with the military of every NATO country combined… for the next sixteen years!  Government spending is projected to hit $3.8 trillion this year alone.  Even after every tax dollar paid by Americans has been counted, the government will still overspend by another $1.13 trillion.  Every single second of the day our government spends over $12,000.  So in the time it takes you to read this article, roughly five minutes, our government has spent $3.6 million.  It take four seconds for the government to spend what the average American earns in an entire year."  (source: by Tim Phillips 17Sep12 at TownHall.com)
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.  They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." -- George Washington
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
Bishop Sheen Audio Library small animated speaker "For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise." [2 Cor 11:19] Psalm 109:8
"[W]e ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own." -- George Washington, letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1795
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     It has been suggested that o'who?, the clown, and 'those who surround him' are not the bumbling fools they appear to be.  Nor are they one of the 'Three Stooges' but rather are shrewd implementation/drivers and fellow-travelers of policies designed to disarm the citizenry & collapse the American economy.  Why?  o'nocchio's grandiose scheme to "fundamentally transform America" is more than simple campaign rhetoric as can be seen by his use of "enabling acts" to circumvent the Constitution of the United States.  As Ollie used to say, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."

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When Men Were Men - "Scots Wha Hae" Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 Listen to the poem A Speaker GIF Image. "Scots Wha Hae"

Values:   "Scots Wha Hae"  1] poem lyrics..text of "Bruce before Bannockburn" also known as "Scots wha hae", written by Robert Burns
Robert Burns b.1759-d.1796, 8May1794, The Morning Chronicle)  1] "Supposed to be addressed by Bruce to his soldiers before the Battle of Bannockburn against Edward II."
Listen A Speaker GIF Image. to the poem "Scots Wha Hae" read by Doug Robertson [3m55s],  Music by Steve McDonald from 'Bannockburn' [Stone of Destiny]" (.mp3, 3.7MB)
• alternate A Speaker GIF Image. ScotWha2.ram Stream in Real Audio (rm, 3m55s) re [ Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn, Robert I, the Bruce (1274-1329) also know as Robert the Bruce, "The Hammer of the Scots" ] plus A Speaker GIF Image. "Scots, wha hae Wi' Wallace Bled," (midi, Scottish Songs) & .midi sequenced with lyrics [src] ***
and A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae (bagpipes) by the 48th Highlanders of Canada (7MB, .mp3, 3m14s)
and A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae, bagpipes solo (1.3MB, .mp3, 1m22s)
and A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae (2.7MB, .mp3, 3m4s; 'The Corries' ["Battle songs of Scotland", sung by Ronnie Browne solo] & A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae with pipes (4.3MB, .mp3, 4m29s)
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