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Scientists make surprise discovery of massive new forests around the world. May 25, 2017(Editor's Note: For the last two decades in many of my writings on the Internet and in at least one of my books, I have hammered away on the fact that the warming and cooling cycles of the sun are not caused by the carelessness of mankind, but are (99%+) caused by the solar cycles of the sun. The article below, written by Brandon Morse deals with the studies of biologists Andrew Lowe and Ben Sparrow plus the research of 28 co-author scientists and researchers which prove that CO2 emissions increase global greening. There are two hyperlinks in my comment (above)—from 38 articles I've written on the truth about global warming—one written last year and the other written in 2008 that were the basis of my views. But, since I'm a writer and not a scientist, I thought you might be more impressed with the views of a few honest scientists.) If you read through the 3,000-and-some articles on this Website, you will find only three or four instances where I have published the work of someone else. Brandon Morse's work, forwarded to me in an email, is a must read piece. Here is the article he wrote, forwarded to me on May 24, 2017:

Recent global analysis of the Earth's drylands has discovered 467 million hectares of unreported forested areas—or roughly seven times the size of Texas—located in drylands across the world. The discovery has lent more credence to the theory that increasing levels of man-made C02 emissions are actually helping to increase global greening.

The study, conducted by biologists Andrew Lowe and Ben Sparrow as well as 28 other co-authors, used modern high-resolution satellite imagery allowed biologists to discover that forests cover a whopping 9% more of the world than previously thought.

"We found new drylands forest on all inhabited continents, but mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, around the Mediterranean, central India, coastal Australia, western South America and northern parts of the boreal forests in Canada and Russia. In Africa, our study has doubled the amount of known dryland forest," Lowe and Sparrow wrote in their report at The Conversation.

"With current satellite imagery and mapping techniques, it might seem amazing that these forests have stayed hidden in plain sight for so long. But this type of forest was previously difficult to measure globally because of the relatively low density of trees," the report said.

The greening is likely the result of the fertilizing effects of CO2, as revealed in a 2016 study by an international team of 32 scientists from 24 institutions. The study, titled Greening of the Earth and its Drivers, utilized satellite sensors over the span of 33 years to monitor the Earth's vegetation. What they found was that the Earth had greened significantly due to increased CO2 emissions. The greening was equivalent to adding a green continent about two times the size of mainland USA according to a statement by Dr. Zaichun Zhu, a researcher from China's Peking University.

Furthermore, the 2016 study also revealed that only 4% of the Earth showed global "browning."

"We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated greening over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing browning. Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization efforts explain 70% of the observed greening trend.

"We were able to tie the greening largely to the fertilizing effect of rising atmospheric CO2 concentration by tasking several computer models to mimic plant growth observed in the satellite data," co-author Professor Ranga Myneni of the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University said.

Climate scientist Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute noted that the new study from Lewis and Sparrow, as well as the 2016 study, contradicts conventional predictions that an increase in CO2 emissions would cause an increase in dead foliage and arid regions throughout the world.

"This may lead to a remarkable hypothesis—that one of the reasons the forested regions were undercounted in previous surveys (among other reasons) is that there wasn't enough vegetation present to meet Bastin's criterion for 'forest,' which is greater than 10% tree cover, and carbon dioxide and global warming changed that," Michaels said.

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Where does MSNBC get off criticizing Trump for calling a French terrorist attack a "terrorist attack"? April. 21, 2017.—French media identified the French national who killed one French police officer on the Champs Elysees and wounded two others with an AK-47 as Karim Cheurfi (who went by the name of Abu Yousif al-Bajiki while referring to himself as a soldier of the Islamic State). Minutes after the French media reported the shooting, French President Francois Hollande made a public statement that he was convinced the attack was 'terrorist-related." Hollande continued by saying not only was this a terrorist act, but that France's Terrorist Task Force was heading the investigation.

Moments after the French media announcement, but apparently, also moments before Hollande's announcement on French TV that the shooting was terrorist-related, President Donald Trump was in a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Pacio Gentiloni when a reporter asked an impromptu question of the president about the Champs Elysees shooting. Trump responded by saying, "It's a terrible thing that's going on in the world today. It looks like another terrorist attack. What can you say? It never ends..."

Instantly, CNN and Brian Williams on MSNBC were criticizing President Trump for calling the "crime" a terrorist act before the media had a chance to decide if a terrorist act had occurred. Williams, the disgraced former NBC news anchor, now relegated to NBC'S "tabloid news" affiliate, MSNBC, declared: "President Trump said right off the bat to a question that it looks like another terrorist attack in France—[even though] we haven't been comfortable to call it that, or report that.” As I listened to that report, I wondered, even more, about the arrogance of the Fake News leftwing media.

Within the words Williams spoke, I heard him very smugly reprimand the rest of us—including the President of the United States who knows more about what's going on around the world than all of the media midgets combined—when, translated into "truthspeak" Williams was really saying, "It isn't a terrorist attack until we say it is!" In our world today, the leftwing media which hates the First Amendment (except the part that shields them) believes the news is what the media says it is—even when it's not.

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Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife are donating $20 million to various leftwing groups to help Hillary beat Trump. Sept. 30, 2016.—Clearly every socialist billionaire like George Soros, Warren Buffet or David Rockefeller have a right to spend their money however they want. Dustin Moskovitz, one of the five founders of Facebook™ and his wife, Cari Tuna, are using their social media socialist windfall—or at least $20 million of it—to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. He can do that. After all, It's his money. Really stupid people gave it to him.

Moskovitz, unlike Mark Zuckerberg who takes care not to publicly support political candidates because he knows that, in doing so, he risks alienating half of his social media customers. Moskovitz is only the fourth 1%er to publicly announce he was supporting a political candidate, and why. His giving, of course, goes to environmental PACs like the League of Conservation (which gets 25% of the endowment), For Our Future, a communist PAC controlled by labor unions and environmentalists, Hillary Clinton's Victory Fund, and MoveOn.org (Soros' political PAC whose objective is to break the financial and economic back of America).

Being a conservative who actually understands that not only does the sun heat and cool Earth, it simultaneously heats and cools Venus and Mars. In other words, climate change is caused completely, solely and exclusively by the solar cycles of the sun and not man nor flatulent cows. Man-made global warming was a scheme created by the 1%ers to promulgate the transfer of wealth from the industrialized nations to the third world because the 1%ers felt they'd worked too hard to create the tax base which fuels their agenda to let it languish in what will soon be a dead nation.

In his statement in Medium, Moskovitz delineated his socialist views: "The polarization in America today has yielded a [political] race that is about much more than policies and ideas. It has become a referendum on who we want to be — as individuals, as a nation and as a society. Will we be driven by fear, towards tribalism, emphasizing the things that divide us? Will we focus on how to advantage those most similar to us while building barriers to separate us from the rest of the world? Or, alternatively, will we continue in the direction of increased tolerance, diversity and interdependence in the name of mutual prosperity?" (Makes you wonder why he posted his social progressive political views on Medium™ instead of his own Facebook™ page, doesn't it? Could it be he wanted to make sure he was only reaching fellow travelers? [Medium™ is a publishing platform for evolving leftwing social journalism. It was developed by Twitter™ co-founder and its former chairman, Evan Williams.])

The 1%ers believe part of what Moskovitz said (above). The same part Moskovitz believes, regardless of the phraseology of his rhetoric. "We will focus on the advantages of those most similar to us. And, we will build class barriers that separate us from the rest of the world." Trump, a 5%er, is simply advocating building those barriers in a difference place—a place that will keep both illegal aliens and goods manufactured with slave labor throughout the world from being sold here.

When you live, feast and sleep among the 1%ers of the world you view society through the prism of the rose-colored glasses of the ultra rich. They live in a world where world travelers like themselves trade daily not only in dollars, but francs, deutchmarks (still Euros, but soon to change), pesos, drachmas, rubles, riyals, yuan, krone and countless more currencies than most of us have ever heard of.

The 1%ers like Mockovitz believe that a few small compromises by everyone (except the wealthy elite) will create a social paradise of increased tolerance, diversity and interdependence in the name of mutual prosperity. Sadly, the social media objectives that work best for the Facebook Five don't work well for the struggling middle class or the worse off working class.

But just as Facebook™ co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has a choice where he spends his millions, you have little choice where you spend your "$s" and "¢s," nor the impact that spending makes on your dwindling income revenue stream. But, if you think your $s and ¢s can't impact Moskovitz's billions, think again. When Moskovitz, Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, and Chris Hughes founded Facebook, they were university students at Harvard. They weren't millionaires or billionaires. They became billionaires because millions of nobodies with a few bucks or a credit card in their pocket, subscribed to sites like Facebook™. Social media groupies made them rich.

Under the terms and conditions of your Facebook™ social media site, all of the content you post belongs to Facebook™. In Feb., 2016, Statistica.com reported that there were 156.1 million Facebook™ users in the United States. Statistica.com predicted, by Jan. 1, 2017 that number will reach 185.6 million. By June 30, 2016, there were 1.71 billion Facebook™ users globally, which tells you where the Facebook Five earn the bulk of their earnings, and why one of them became public on Medium. But, there's a more important question to be asked here.

If you post something on your Facebook™ page that Facebook's Terms of Service defines as offensive, hateful, intimidating, bullying or being disrespectful, Facebook™ will remove that content.and suspend the user.( At least, that's what happened to former military K-9 handler Eric Bonner whose job it was at the end of his last tour in Turkey to sweep the quarters and staff vehicles used by visiting VIPs, for explosives. Bonner was performing such a sweep when then Secretary of State Clinton berated him for being in her space with a bomb-sniffing dog, snarling "Get that f**king dog away from me!" When he mustered out of the service and returned to civilian life—and Clinton became the Democrat's choice for president—Bonner posted the incident on his Facebook™ page, only to have his Facebook™ account suspended. Trump supporters, on the other hand, either don't use Facebook™, or those pages simply don't reach cyberspace.

Now, that may be interesting, but that's not the important question I wanted to ask. This is: When the radical Muslim Brotherhood began using Facebook™ in 2010 to communicate with the Brotherhood's provocateurs overthrowing the Tunisian government of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and the lawfully elected Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, why, when the Egyptians asked Facebook™ for access to spy on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, did Facebook™ deny the request? Egypt then blocked Facebook's Free Basic Internet Service through the mobile carrier Etisalat. This decision was made in face-to-face meetings with Facebook™ and the Egyptian government.

Facebook™ didn't have a problem suspending Eric Bonner's Facebook page for him telling his followers of the unladylike phrase the Secretary of State uttered in Turkey. But helping the Muslim Brotherhood overthrow the governments of Tunisia and Egypt suggests what Moskovitz meant when, paraphrased, he said,"We will focus on the advantages of those most similar to us. And, we will build class barriers that separate us from the rest of the world."

The first social media website was Six Degrees. Bet you never heard of it. It's gone now, and its get-rich founders went broke, replaced by MySpace and LinkedIn, followed by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Snapchat, Pinterest, Spotify, Tumblr, Photobucket, Vine, Digg, Path, Reddit and any number of other social media sites that keep popping up.Today there are about 50 social media sites. All it takes for Facebook™ to go the way of dinosaurs like Six Degrees or MySpace and for its users to go somewhere else.

Being politically conservative, if I was a Facebook™ junkie yesterday, I would already have the cyber moving van moving my content from Facebook™ to the next up and coming social media site.

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New York Times! Stop the presses! News flash! Roll out an extra! Aug. 23, 2016New York Times! Washington Post! Baltimore Sun! LA Times! Stop the presses! Rollout an extra! On the Jimmy Kimmel Show on Monday, Aug. 22, Hillary Clinton opened a jar of pickles in less than a minute! I guess that means she's as healthy as the next woman with venous thrombosis. Once again, the tough questions which are softly feathered to Hillary Clinton by the leftwing TV networks are so lightweight they never get any tougher than, "Can you open a jar of pickles?"

The real question may just as well have been: "Were the pickles Kosher or Polish?" Or, "...which taste better?" I think of Kosher dill pickles as the liberal pickles (not much thought in them), and ready for consumption after soaking in garlic and dill brine for a week. Polish dill pickles, on the other hand, soak in garlic and dill brine for two or more months. A lot more thought goes into the production of polish dill pickles than kosher dill pickles. To me, a lot more mind-thought goes into fashioning a conservative mindset than a liberal one hence, kosher pickles more closely identify with liberalism—not a whole lot of thought is needed to be one. Hillary opened a jar of kosher dill pickles. Easier to open, but when you get immersed in liberalism you ultimately find you really just ended up in a pickle.

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Is the precursor of the "Mark of
the Beast" a "selfie"?

Oct. 25, 2015
Who'da thought that the precursor of the "Mark of the Beast" would be a "selfie"? Credit card companies claim that fully one-third of US consumers who use their androids and iPhones as shopping devises do not complete the transactions they initiate simply because its hard to remember their passwords, and storing credit card passwords in your cell phone is not wise. Today, a thief is much more likely to steal a cell phone than a computer. Which is why AT&T bought Directv. Not only does AT&T believe that entertainment can be marketed on personal devises, they believe androids will ultimately replace the personal computer.

MasterCard Worldwide™ thinks so, too. The credit card giant, originally known as Interbank/Master Charge, was created by several California bankers in 1966 to compete with BankAmericard. Selfie_IDPrior to going public in 2006, MasterCard Worldwide was a cooperative owned by 25,000 banks worldwide.

Today, MasterCard™ has developed a new technology that will allow online shoppers to authorize transactions with a snapshot of their face instead of a PIN number or password. More than 200 employees of First Tech Federal Credit Union participated in a two month test which has just concluded where a photo ID app is installed in the phone. If the merchant selling the goods which are being purchased requires a photo ID, the seller notifies the buyer to either transmit his or her fingerprint or a selfie to the merchant. The buyer transmits the data. "It's a seamless, smooth experience," Ajay Bhalla, head of electronic security for MasterCard World said. "One click and you're done. As the world gets increasingly digital, this will be the next wave of technology."

According to the consulting firm Alite, in a survey taken in August of this year 45% of all credit card losses are from online purchases. The use of a "selfie," Alite noted will end credit card theft almost overnight since the identity thief will no longer be able to profit from the theft by stealing your card number and PIN since the credit card processing company will complete the transaction only when their approval system recognizes that the purchase is being made by the card owner. Matt Schulz, a senior analyst for CreditCard.com said that "...biometrics are likely the future of credit card security."

Think of that "selfie" as the biblical "Mark of the Beast," referred to by the Apostle John who penned the Revelation of Jesus Christ on the Isle of Patmos in 93 AD. In Rev. 13:16-18 the beloved Apostle transcribed these words: "And he caused all, both small and great, rich or poor, free or enslaved, to receive a mark in his right hand or in their foreheads, and that no man may buy or sell except that he have the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the man..." (Antichrist) "....and his number is six hundred, threescore and six."

How and why a "selfie" can be intellectually described as the precursor to what the Antichrist will require all mankind to wear—a symbol of some type, or a universal ID number (but not the number "666")—before he or she can buy or sell anything. The Holy Bible assures us of the "how." During the second half of the Great Tribulation [Dan. 7:27, 127:25; Rev. 11:2, 11:3, 12:14, 13:5] when Antichrist, who was hailed as the savior of the world during the first half, turns on the Jews and begins the slaughter not only of the Jews, but all mankind who has not sworn allegiance to Antichrist, and has agreed to wear his mark for which all who do, will perish in the pits of Hell [Rev. 14:9-10]—regardless of the good deeds they did through their lives. The mark, regardless of its shape or design, are viewed, by God, a sign of allegiance to Antichrist.

Now, the "why." Because Satan and/or Antichrist will never be allowed by God to rule the Church, the Chrisitan body of believers will be translated to Heaven at the onset of the Great Tribulation. When the translation [Rapture] of the Church occurs [1 Cor. 15:52-53; 1 Thess. 4:15-17 and Rev. 3:10], simultaneous with the Trump of God, faithful Christians—both living and dead—will rise to meet Jesus Christ in the air. Left behind will be all of the wealth of humanity since we will leave this world as we entered it—naked and penniless. As all of us know from witnessing the catastrophes of nature, the worst in man rises as man's survival instinct rises. Looting will be pandemic. Most valued, of course, will be cash and credit cards. Credit cards will be easy to use if the thief finds, and can use, the identification of the departed credit cards' owners.

When the secular banks and credit card companies realize the owners of all of those dead assets, which are currently being "spent" by identity thieves, are among those who vanished, and not understanding why, will endeavor to create a fool proof system which will guarantee that should another "catastrophic disappearance" happen again, the credit cards and.or lines of credit of those missing will vanish with them.

For the moment, the "selfie" password structure has the appearance of being the most secure measure devised to date by the princes of industry. But, those who believe that life should be free for them, will always find a way to short circuit the best security systems devised by the human mind. While innovations like the selfie ID will become common place quickly and will do much to safeguard consumer security since your face is a much better form of security than a password or a PIN, I suspect that MasterCard and the other electronic payment systems are already working on the biometric system that will replace the selfie, and will erase every consumer from every database in the world once they "vanish."

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New York and California using
federal courts to change Texas law

April 5, 2015—Social progressive New York mayor Bill DeBlasio and equally socialist LA mayor Eric Garcetti are urging a liberal appeals court to overturn a Texas US District Court which ruled that Barack Obama lacked the authority, and likely broke federal law by granting amnesty when he issued an Executive Order overruling statutory law on deportation and granting illegal aliens some form of amnesty without Congress voting to vacate standing law and enact new legislation which would create an "amnesty path" to citizenship. Until the Federal Immgration and Naturalization Act Section 8 USC 1324[a](1)(A)[iv][b](iii) is repealed, or seriously amended, it remains the law of the land, and those who violate it by making their cities, counties or States sanctuaries for illegals will pay a stiff penalty which will include a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. That law, enacted over President Harry S. Truman's veto in 1952, is the toughest immigration law ever enacted in the United States. It is so tough and applies not only to common folks, but to mayors, governors, Congressmen and Senators and, yes, to community activists squatting in the Oval Office with a pen and a telephone.

DiBlasio and Garcetti claim the mayors of over 70 communities contain (they claim) some 43 million people (where about 3.5% to 5% of them are actually illegals who want those jobs). All of them, are, DiBlasio and Garcetti claim, are pleading for amnesty. Tough Tamales, amigos. Actually, very few of them are pleading for amnesty. They just want our jobs, and they really don't want amnesty since that would put them on the tax rolls and, if they robbed a liquor or concenience store, killed a victim of their crimes, or raped a woman, they would more likely be deported instead of imprisoned. Isn't America a great place?.

There are 95 million out-of-work Americans who want the jobs those border thieves will take (solely to drive down the average wage paid not only for the jobs they would take, but the wages for some 115,000,000 other jobs held by the breadwinners of some 300,000,000 natural or naturalized American families struggling to survive). What's the matter with the American people. Have none of you ever heard of a recall petition? Throw those bums out of office and send them to Mexico with the illegals who are trying to take one of both of the jobs you're holding to make ends meet. Wait a minute. You didn't think those Obama wants amnesty for were coming here for new jobs, did you? There aren't any new jobs, neighbors—only your jobs!

Sept. 14, 2014—From the Daily Caller: A California high school principal has banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches during a back-to-school night fundraiser because she disagrees with the views of the president of the Atlanta-based fast food chqain about gay marriage.

The principal who outlawed Chick-fil-A sandwiches was Val Wyatt of Ventura High School in the coastal town of Ventura, Calif. “With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt said, according to CBS Los Angeles. Wyatt said she is worried that the presence of the chicken sandwiches might offend someone. Wyatt should be a lot more worried about offending God than her Adam-and-Allen and Eve-and-Ellen nonprocreational principal or superintendent.

The superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District Superintendent, Trudy Tuttle Arriaga, backed the decision. “We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus and all of our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Arriaga said in explaining the decision to exclude a chicken sandwich company because of the political beliefs of its president. Saying that they value “inclusivity and diversity” is a joke.  What they are saying is only our opinions count. But the standard they always use is “someone might be offended.”

I'm not sure if the following comment is from the Daily Caller or from Judson Phillips of the Tea Party Nation. I'd like to think it came from Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller rather than Judson Phillips. I like Carlson. Don't care for Phillips. He's too much a profiteer at a time when patriot groups need to be led by patriots and not profiteers. But, regardless which one said it, It's time we start doing just that.  Every time the left does something that offends us, we need to respond in kind. A little Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals will do them good. Hopefully, those who fear the social progressive taskmasters—the parents as well as their children—will learn how to apply that leftwing book, so when they stand before Jesus Christ outside the East Gate He will open the the Book of Life and find their name writen there instead of the book of the Sheeps & Goats Judgment.

When the pro-homosexual scholastic leftists demanded that people stop frequenting Chick-fil-A because of its Christian positions on all things, Christians need to do the same to the social progressives they demanded that Americans do to Chick-fil-A.

Top Obama officials meet with all
members of the Senate and solve the
illegal migration problem by getting the
$3.7 billion Obama wants to make sure
the illegal alien children can stay.
July 16, 2014Obama sent his top aides to Capitol Hill on Wed., July 16 to talk to the US Senate
believing a dialogue of Senate dictator Harry Reid will help propel the US Senate—both Republicans and Democrats—to move forward and solve the "border crisis."

Of course, the GOP's solution to the problem is the polar opposite of the Democrats' solution. The Democratic solution is to spend $3,7 billion to let Obama appoint at least 50 new social progressive judges who understand that the real purpose of the amnesty immigration is, once and for all times, to erase the US-Mexican and US-Canadian borders and achieve the NAFTA-CAFTA dream of a single, seamless western hemispheric nation in which White Americans will be the minority population. In the social progress nightmare. the US Constitution will be nullified and replaced with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which, of course, does not have a 2nd Amendment. Guns will be illegal for anyone except the hemispheric military, the police agencies of the western hemisphere "states," and, of course the drug cartels and other assorted rapists, murderers, thieves and radical extremists from the Mideast who will suddenly have no trouble breaching the borderless facade which once was the Unietd States of America.

The most pathetic part of this Barack Obama self-created nightmare is that Obama's top aides were talking to the wrong House of Congress. What is likely to happen is that Sen. Harry Reid will do precisely what he did to get Obamacare passed. Both the House version (HR3690) and the Senate version [HR 3952)of Obamacare originated in the US Senate even though the Originality Clause of the Constitution mandates that all money bills must originate in the House of Representatives because the House members—with a 2 year term instead of 6 years—determine who, when, , where, why and how every penny of the taxpayers' money is spent. The Senate has absolutely no say about it. The Senate, with no say from the House, determines who becomes a judge, an ambassador, a cabinet member or several other key political posts. Since Reid got away with that sleight of hand once, he thinks it will work again.

The Republicans,who have already said they will not vote on an amnesty program, and provide Obama with $3.7 billion taxpayer dollars to help this illegals from as far away as Gautemala , have made it clear to Obama that the solution to the problem isn't to hire thousands more judges and laweyrs for the illegals, it's to hire thousands more US Border Patrol offices backed up with several thousand armed (with real guns and bullets) National Guardsmen (under the control of the State governors and not the Pentagon (which under the control of Obama and US Attorney General Eric Holder who have gone rogue on America), to keep the illegals on the other side of the US-Mexican border. The Constitution of the United States mandates one of the responsibilities of the President of the United States (if we had one), is to defend our national borders, doing whatever is necessary to keep sovereign American soil from being infiltrated by those who do not constitutionally belong here.

Congressional Republicans and Democrats, whose States and congressional districts are screaming, "Enough! We have enough hungry children at home without the White House deliberately inviting thousands upon thousands of children from as far away as Central and Sotuh America, to come here," are telling the White House not to revise a 2008 law that encourages families with chldren in the drug-infested areas of Central Am,erica to apply for political sanctuary in the United States. When Obama deliberately ignited this amnesty free-for-all in January of this year, Sen. John Cornyn [R-YX] and Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX] proposed a new law to repeal that one, Harry Reid buried the bill when it arrived in the Senate.

Carroll County Commissioner willing
to go to jail for her Christian beliefs

July 10, 2014The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United
States makes it clear that neither the Congress of the United States nor the courts which enforce the laws of the land in language clear enough that even a judge or a lawyer can understand it, can make, or enforce, any law that infringes upon the right of an American citizen to pray whenever, wherever, however and for whatever purpose Americans wish to pray. That portion of the First Amendment says: "Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

Further, the separation of Church and State clause in the Constitution that the ACLU and the social progressive judges use to limit prayer and remove Christian (but not Muslim) religious symbols from public places is not in the Constitution either.

On July 8, 1862 Congress enacted the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act which not only outlawed polygamy but also limited the amount of wealth any church in the United States—or any nongovernment charity—could possess to $50,000. The purpose of the law when it was introduced by the Jacobin Congressman Justin Smith Morrill [R-VT] was to outlaw the Mormon Church everywhere in the United States by imprisoning any participant in a polygamous marriage. By the way, the ceiling on assets for religious organizations and charities was created so the Lincoln Administration's tax collectors could seize whatever funds were possessed by religious organizations that exceeded the legal ceiling.

Because Abraham Lincoln needed Utah (the nation's only Mormon State) in the Union, he made a deal with Utah that would perpetually exempt them from the Morrill Act. Utah joined the Union. In 1878 the government changed its mind and sued the leaders of the Mormon Church in federal court for violating the Morrill Act. The US Supreme Court heard the case in 1878. In a deal with the government the Mormons agreed to allow a surrogate defendant to be tried, George Reynolds, a key elder in the Mormon Church was found guilty of polygamy for violating what the court called the "confrontation clause." (Bet you didn't know that existed.)

As the Supreme Court began to deliberate the case, the First Amendment got in the way of the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act since Congress was forbidden from enacting any law which interfered with the free exercise of religion clause. When the case was originally heard by the 3rd Circuit Court of the Territory of Utah, they based their legal argument on what they called the "confrontation clause" which they "found" in the 6th Amendment to get around the 1st Amendment. (The confrontation, one images, was Reynolds being told he committed a crime [i.e., violating a law that itself violated the 1st Amendment]. Reynolds was convicted and the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints appealed to the Supreme Court (98 US [8 Otto 145 (1878)] because the Constitution prohibited Congress from enacting any law which law interfered with any citizen's right to worship God as he saw fit.

After debating the issues for six months, the high court ruled against Reynolds and the Mormon Church. They agreed with Reynolds on the 6th Amendment issue. The justices ruled that Congress could not enact a law limiting the number of wives a man could have based on the fact that US common law was based on British common law since the United States fought the American Revolution to break those bonds.

The Supreme Court had to dig deep into its bag of tricks to pretend it was protecting the Mormon citizens from their State which, the court felt, was had created its own government. The court dug through the historic archive in Washington and found a copy of a personal letter written by president-elect Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association. The Connecticut Baptists wanted assurances from Jefferson that he would not follow Adams' lead by making Congregationalism the national religion of the United States.

Jefferson assured them that no State legislature could enact any law to interfere with man's right to to worship God, since those rights are inherent. And, Jefferson noted that "... the Constitution places a wall of separation between the State and the church, preventing government from creating a 'State church'." The high court somehow forgot to include all of Jefferson's statement in their coupling. The justices liked the part of the phrase about a wall of separation between church and state, but didn't want to include the portion that made it clear Jefferson was talking only about hamstringing power-hungry presidents like John Adams.

Also, Jefferson's words were in a personal letter from, then, a private citizen. No law. No Presidential Proclamation. No Executive Order. Nor any congressional action that could be construed by the courts as Jefferson attempting to carve his words into law. A very unofficial, letter from a private citizen who was not yet president to a group of private citizens asking a personal question of another private citizen. The Supreme Court, in order to restrict religious liberty in the United States simply made up a make-believe precedent to make an inherent right conditional. They used a phrase from that personal letter in which Jefferson was assuring worried Americans that their right to religious freedom was an inherent right that could not be abridged by government edict. Seventy-nine years later, a rogue court used a nine-word phrase in a personal letter to illegally and unconstitutionally amend the Constitution and abrogate the most sacrosanct inherent right in that document. Today, the high court would simply couple the 1st Amendment with Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and erase in the inherence of the entire Bill of Rights, completely eliminating the 2nd Amendment with it since no other nation on Earth possessed a constitutional right to own firearms.

The United States Supreme Court manipulated that private conversation between Jefferson and the Danbury Baptist Association specifically to give themselves the right to limit religious liberty whenever "free exercise of religion" interfered with the agenda of government—as it does today with the rise of Islam around the world and a theological quagmire known as Christianity and Judaism.

Now that we understand how the judicial scam known as "separation of Church and State" happened—and it was a scam specifically designed to outlaw polygamy, we can see why a Carroll County Commissioner, Robin Bartlett Frazier, decided she would rather go to jail than surrender her inherent right to pray before the start of public country commission meetings. Robin_FrazierThe right to pray whenever, wherever, and for whatever reason is guaranteed to every citizen in every city, county and State in the United States by the 1st Amendment.

The chicanery of the Morrison Waite Supreme Court in 1879 should have resulted in the impeachment and removal of eight of the nine justices when those eight justices under Chief Justice Waite coupled a letter from private citizen Thomas Jefferson to the 1st Amendment to ostensibly allow the government to make an inherent right conditional based on assurances of a private citizen that the Constitution guaranteed the people that its government could not create its own religion. In other words, there is no constitutional separation of Church and State that impacts the People. The Bill of Rights (which consists of the first ten Amendments only) is a document that protects the People from its government. All of the first ten amendments are inherent rights. The government may not alter, amend or abolish them.

Further, there are no provisions in the Constitution which authorize the federal courts to couple different laws together in order to change the meaning and/or intent of the law challenged. By coupling unrelated laws to arrive at a conclusion not proffered in either of the laws before they were coupled, the judiciary would be legislating a new law—a prerogative not available to them under the basic premise of the Constitution.

Under the Constitution, Congress is the only body which may legislate (create new laws). The Executive Branch administers the laws created by the Legislative Branch. The Executive Branch lacks the authority to amend any law, nor does it have the right to spend money not specifically delegated for that prupose by the House of Representatives, which is the sole caretaker of the nation's purse. And finally, the Judicial Branch adjudicates disputes when two parties disagree what the law says and/or means. There are no provisions in the Constitution for the occupant of the White House to ignore Congress and use Executive Orders to create spending not approved by Congress simply because the House of Representatives wouldn't rubber stamp spending—particularly reckless spending—designed only to further a presidential agenda and not to benefit all of the people equally and collectively..

Neil Ridgely, an atheist and a teacher in McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland was one of several atheists who filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Carroll County Commissioners from opening their meetings with prayer. The lawsuit was filed by Monica Miller, the lawyer for the American Humanist Association. In March, 2014 US District Court Judge William Quarles (a George W. Bush appointee) ruled that the commission could not mention the name of Jesus in their prayers. One day after Quarles' decision came down, Barlett-Frazier, before praying in Jesus name, made this statement before the county commission: "I think that's an infringement on my freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and I think it's a wrong ruling. And just as I wouldn't give up my guns or I wouldn't allow my children to be palm scanned...I'm not going to give up those rights." She added that she wasn't sure how her colleague felt about it but she was, "...willing to go to jail over it. I believe this is a fundamental right of America. And if we cease to believe that our rights come from God, we cease to be America. We've been told to be careful, but we're going to be careful all the way to communism if we don't start standing up and saying 'no.' So, I say no to this ruling."

It is important that the American people understand where the courts "get" their authority to assume the rights of people who find disdain in Jesus Christ can abrogate your right to speak His name in prayer. It comes from Article 18 § 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights which converts inherent rights in the United States Bill of Rights into United Nations universal conditional rights. If I don't like what you are saying, I can go to court and stop you from saying what offends me. If you don't like it when I throw my prayer rug down in the middle of the street and stop traffic while praying to Mohammad, there's no federal court in the land that willl allow you to violate my Islamic religion rights under the 1st Amendment. Article 18 § 3 only seems to work against Christians and, in some cases, Jews.

Humansville, Missouri: the least human city
in the United States. Shame on Humansville.

April 21, 2014—Imagine this statement coming from a law and order advocate like me. It's well past time for the federal government to enact an extraordinarily tough national police brutality law (with sanity attached to it) to protect the people of the United States from bully law enforcement officers who have sworn an oath to "serve and protect" the public. Since the "New Democrat' (social progressive) days of Bill and Hillary Clinton, law enforcement changed radically and ruthlessly, with police, prosecutors and courts putting the onus on making the innocent prove they are not guility of the crimes fror which they stand accused rather than making the State prove their guilt.

Because the public began to protest the increasing numbers of fatal or nearly fatal police shootings of unarmed or minimally armed villains who threaten the lives of the cops with bare fists, rocks, small tree limb or pocket knives; or out-of-breath, overweight cops thumping the crap out of thieves or speeders running away from the scenes of accident or mischievous wrongdoings. Today, municipalities have discovered a new weapon of choice to subdue troublemakers or smart-mouthed citizens who don't respond to the commands of the police officers (you can't call them "peace officers" anymore since, increasingly, they engage in more assaults on the general public which requires hospitalization, than the general public does on one another)—tasers. Tasers have pretty much become the police officer's weapon of choice because those who sell them to municipalities assure them that, when they are used correctly, they are not lethal. The problem is, police officers seldom, if ever, use them correctly.

Tasers are punitive weapons that many police officers use simply to punish consumers who smart-mouth them, or question why the officer stopped them. . The taser is a lethal weapon. Everyone knows it is. And every year hundreds of victims of police brutality die from the punitive use of tasers by cops.

In far too many cases, in our politically correct social progressive society, female officers who should not be street cops, are given tasers as "weight and size equalizers"—and are trained to use them to bring the "big bruisers" whimpering to their knees. Tragically, if the malmfactor or big mouth has a bad heart, a pacemaker or blocked arteries, a few good pants-peeing jolts will put the big bruiser in a cardiac care unit or the morgue.

The most recent example of police brutality I saw this week was the beating of 78-year old Elbert Breshears who lives in the most grossly misnamed community in the United States: Humansville, Missouri by a cop who shouldn't even be allowed to hold the job of elementary school crossing guard.

On Sunday, April 20 Breshears' wife, who suffers from dementia, fell against a window in their home, breaking the glass and cutting herself. Breshears called 9-11 for an ambulance telling the 9-11 dispatcher what happened.. While the Daily Caller, which reported the incident, did not say, it appears that Mrs. Breshears, who likely suffers from some form of neuropathy, fell through the window when she fell against it. (My wife suffers from diabetic neuropathy which has been getting increasingly worse over the past few years. She has several canes to use to steady herself when she walks through our home. She has one cane in each of our two vehicles. She refuses to use them. When she walks through the house I usually walk behind her to keep her from falling because she refuses to use a cane. [A walker it out of question for woman who refuses to use a cane.]. At times, walking downstairs without her cane, she will suddenly find herself running (to keep from falling, stopping only after running into the wall at the base of the stairs.) I don't know how bad Mrs. Breshears' neuropathy is, but I know how neuropathy impacts those it afflicts. If Mrs. Breshears suffers from neuropathy (whether from diabetes or some other neurological disorder), then the Humansville cop who assaulted Elbert Breshears and the dispatcher who failed to properly advise the officer of the details of what happened based on the call, needs to be fired. The cop also needs to be charged with criminal assault—and stupidity.

The Daily Caller report that suggests Humansville police alibied the beating of Elbert Breshears by saying they had problems with Breshears over elder-abuse in the past. If his wife is a long term victim of either diabetic neuropathy or some other form of neuropathy, she will likely have suffered from falls resulting in anything from bruising and abrasions to fractures (if the falls were bad enough). If her neuropathy has not been medically-diagnosed, guess who gets the blame for those bruises and, of course, for being thrown through a window?

The police, on April 20, arrived before the ambulance. Breshears was outside trying to assist his wife. Without inquiring what happened before he got to the scene, and what was currently taking place in the yard, the unidentified cop jumped from his car, ran across the yard and tackled the elderly man, knocking him off his feet. Keep in mind, this was an old duffer with medical problems of his own. The cop ordered him to get to his feet. Breshears told the cop he was unable to comply. The cop knocked Breshears into a gravel pile and dug his knees into the elderly man's back, striking him and dragging his arms behind his back to cuff him. Breshears begged the cop to help him to his feet and he would gladly submit. The cop beat him to the ground for not complying. Bully cops (like this guy do not deserve the respectful title of peace officer, police officer or law enforcement officer. Not only is he a bully, he's a stupid bully. And that makes him all the more dangerous to the community he is supposed to serve.)

The cop's crime? Breshears very deliberately did not call the police. He called paramedics and requested an ambulance. The first time his wife ever fell, he made the mistake of calling the police for help rather than the paramedics, and ended up in jail for elder-abuse. Knowing this before he arrived, the cop assumed this was a known wife-beater plying his trade. Branded by that cop, Breshears was guilty of elder abuse so there was no need to ask him what had happened.

Regardless what the cop thought, the first thing he should have done was to take a minute and find out, from the husband and the wife, what happened. He didn't. He knew a "bad guy" when he heard his name over the 9-`11 call., That, of course, allowed him to charge ahead like a crusader to save the day without taking as much as 20 seconds to ask what happened. He didn't ask, because he was a smart small town cop who knew, when he heard the 9-11 call, that the wife beater was plying his trade once again. So much for humanity in Humansville.

US Dept. of Education for Civil Rights
orders the destruction of boys bleachers
in a Michigan high school because they
were better than the girls' bleachers

Mar. 23, 2014
—We are getting our first real warped look at the face of social progressives common core at work in the United States. If the girls can't have new bleachers for their varsity baseball team, then there's no reason the boys at the Plymouth High School in Canton, Michigan should have what they don't have. What's so "civil rights" important about bleachers? Particularly bleachers that have been bought, paid for—and constructed solely by the fathers of the boys who were going to be playing baseball on that field. The logical answer? Sameness. Sexual equality. Girls don't have the audience boys have, logic suggested to someone, because boys have better equipment.

At least, that was the sustenance of the anonymous complaint filed with the Office of Civil Rights in the US Department of Education under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Someone thought that fathers' using their own pocket money to fix the bleachers for the boys and not the girls was a form of racism. Parents of one or more of the girls' players filed the civil rights complaint arguing that those parents who wanted to modernize the bleachers were obligated to fix all of them and not just the bleachers for the boys' team. It wasn't right, the suit argued, that the girls' parents should have to pay for the new bleachers and the installation of them. After an investigation by the DOE Civil Rights Division, the Superintendent School Board was ordered to either refurbish the girls' bleachers at no cost to the girl players' parents or tear down the new bleachers at the boys's baseball diamond.

Lacking the funds to rebuild the bleachers for the girls' baseball team, the Superintendent ordered the bleachers for the boys'' baseball field to be carefully disassembled and stored until such time that they could appeal the Justice Department/DOE decision. When Brian Bentley first reported this on his blog on March 26, 2014, he cynically reported that this travesty cynically proves the adage that no good deed goes unpunished..


Why didn't the media note the passing
of Major Ed Freeman on Aug.20, 2008?

Feb. 23, 2014—I guess August was a busy month in 2008 for celebrity deaths. There were 178 of them around the world. For that reason it was easy to miss Ed Freeman because, with so many important people dying that month, it's really easy to skip the guy who never made it to the silver screen or the tabloid headlines. But, you would remember Ed Freedom if you ever saw the Mel Gibson movie, We Were Soldiers, and recalled a helicopter pilot called "Too Tall." Freeman was six and a half feet tall—too tall to fly, hence the nickname.

We Were Soldiers, a 138 minute film made in 2002, told the true story of the Battle for the Drang Valley and, in it, the exploits of a true American hero named Ed Freeman who was among the 178 notables who died in August, 2008. But he was the one no one remembered. But the media remembered to tell us that Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes died that month. And Jerry Reed, and Julius Carry, Jeff McCay, Sally Insu, Michael Pate and, and of course, everyone remembers the death that month of Sandy Allen, the tallest woman of the world. I know you remember because the mainstream media eulogized them. The mainstream media just forgot to eulogize a real American hero whose exploits were memorialized on the Silver Screen in 2002.

Then Capt. Edward "Too Tall" Freeman, who served first in the Navy and then the Army in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, earned the following medals for valor: the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple Heart, Air Medal with three silver oak leaf clusters and one bronze leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze cluster, Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, Vietnam Service Meal with two bronze service stars, Armed Forces Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

In the Drang Valley battle on Nov. 14, 1965 Freeman, the second-in-command of a 16-helicopter lift unit, was supporting the heavily engaged 1st Calvary who were outnumbered 10-to-1 and taking the heaviest casualties in the entire Vietnam War. When the infantry commander, Lt. Col. Hal Moore, closed the landing zone due to deadly direct fire on the copters bringing in supplies and ammunition and leaving with wounded troopers from the 1st Calvary. When Moore closed the landing zone, it meant he was going to run out of ammunition and his position would be overrun. Four hundred men would die for virtually nothing. Flying through a gauntlet of bullets to bring the besieged 1st Calvary ammunition, food, water and medical supplies, Freeman flew 14 missions, saving the lives of 30 wounded troopers. At the end of his 14th run through the gauntlet, Two Tall's copter was riddled with holes. Several of the bullets that pierced the skin of the Huey also pierced Freeman. The rescue of the Drang Valley turned out to be the wounded saving the wounded. All of the survivors of Drang—well, the US survivors, anyway—owe their lives to Two Tall Freeman.

Freeman was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President George W.Bush in a White House ceremony on July 16, 2001. Freeman's commanding officer recommended him for the Congressional Medal of Honor—but not within the 2 year window for filing requests. Freeman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross instead. When the two year window was removed in 1995, retired Army Major Edward W. Freeman.was 74 years old when he received the Medal of Honor for the acts of valor performed by Capt. Freeman in the Drang Valley on Nov. 14, 1965. And, as President Bush said as he awarded the Medal of Honor to Two Tall, he was presenting what another Texan president should have awarded to Freeman in 1965. Freeman lived six years with the highest award for valor this country can award. He died of Parkinson's Disease. His wife Barbara Jean met him in Heaven a year later. Now you have the short story the mainstream media forgot to tell you..

Obama Gestapo after Christie
Jan. 16, 2014With Gov. Chris Christie's popularity on the rise, the Obama Gestapo is determined to destroy his chance of winning the GOP presid
ntial nomination in 2016. US Attorney Paul J. Fishman confirmed on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 that, with the assistance of the FBI, he would seek to find out of any federal laws were broken in the spiteful closing of the George Washington Bridge between Fort Lee, NJ and Manhattan from Sept. 9 to Sept. 12 last year. In addition, the Democratic National Committee asked for a Dept. of Housing [HUD] probe to determine if the State of New Jersey paid too much money for a TV commercial to get tourists to come to New Jersey.

Fired for the unnecessary lane closures during rush hour simply to great gridlock in Fort Lee was Christie's deputy chief-of-staff, Bridget Anne Kelly. Although Kelly initially denied any knowledge of how the crippling lane closing happened, an email from Kelly to a longtime Christie crony and then Port Authority official David Wildstein said: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." Christie also forced his two-time campaign manager Bill Stepien, who had knowledge of the scheme, and who aided Kelly's attempt to cover up her involvement in the affair, to remove his name from consideration for the leadership of the New Jersey Republican Party.

The DNC claims the State of New Jersey used post-Hurricane Sandy federal aid in a television commercial promoting tourism that featured Gov. Christie and his family to sell the public that New Jersey "was open for business.:" The federal probe was prompted by 13th term Congressman Frank Pallone [D-NJ] who argued that the winning bid for the commercial (containing the Christie family) cost $2 million more than competing bidder whose spot, he said, would not include them. (Of course, since the company whose bid was rejected never shot their spot, we have no idea what content would have been included in the commercial had it been shot. But, you can bet it would also have contained a shot of one of the most popular GOP governors in the country, too.) But when that governor is leading the Democrat's already anointed presidential nominee two years before the 2016 race, the Democrats have to do whatever is necessary to tarnish Christie's brass and end his chances of gaining the GOP nomination before the American people tie Hillary Clinton to the Benghazi terrorist attack and the reason for it—which was neither a video nor the anniversary of 9-11. Plain and simple, it appears the al Qaeda affiliated terrorists in Libya wanted the cache of weapons the Obama Administration had stored in Benghazi (which Obama and Clinton planned to turn over to the Muslim Brotherhood).

Pallone, acting as the injured party, complained that he "...fought hard for passage of the Sandy aid package in Congress by assuring our colleagues that this funding was critical to our recovery."

Since Christie is still leading the woman who the Senate just threw under the bus as responsible for the deaths—and coverups of the deaths—of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Consulate IT Specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glenn Dogerty in order to protect Barack Obama, the Democrats saw blood in the Hudson River under the George Washington Bridge and the sharks circling in the water waiting for the Christie presidential campaign to fall in. Although there is absolutely no evidence of Christie wrongdoing—nor will any turn up—Pallone and the DNC have asked the FBI to investigate what they call Christie's misuse of Hurricane Sandy relief aid funds. to use $4.7 million of the Sandy Relief money to create a TV spot featuring his family as the centerpiece in the restoration of the New Jersey shoreline—during his reelection campaign. You gotta strike while the iron is hot and, of course, the hypothetical sharks are circling under the bridge.

The reality at the time was Christie was leading Hillary Clinton nationwide, 48% to 46%. The Democratic political machine attack dogs and the leftwing social progressive press have done their work well. On January 15, former Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clintona woman garbed from head-to-foot with Benghazi wrongdoing, who should be sitting in the cell occupied by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (Sam Bacile) who created the Mohammad video—was leading Gov. Chris Christie 50% to 37%.

Only in America
Oct. 21, 2013From our neighbors north of the border. Those who observe us seem to understand us better than we understand ourselves. Sad, isn't it?

From gregoryaharrison@***********.com. Subject line: "Canada's Top Ten Stupidity List for America".

• 10 • Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fundraising event.
• 09 • Only in America could people claim that people discriminate against black Americans when they have a black president, black Attorney General and roughly 35% of the federal workforce is black (while only 14% of the population is is black. And, 40%+ of all federal entitlements go to black Americans—three times the rate that goes to Whites and five times the rate that goes to Hispanics.
• 08 • Only in America could they have the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Dept.) and Charlie Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee) both turn out to be tax cheats who favor higher taxes.
• 07 • Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
• 06 • Only in America would they make people who want to legally come American citizens wait for years in their home countries, and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just "magically" become citizens.
• 05 • Only in America could people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."
• 04 • Only in America could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
• 03 • Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major US oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of that in a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
• 02 • Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it takes in per year—for total spending of $7,000,000 per minute (with absolutely nothing to show for the spending) and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.
• 01 • Only in America could the rich (who make up less than 2% of the population)—who pay 86% of all income taxes—be accused of not paying their "fair share" by the people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

Cookin' the Books
Aug. 28, 2013, 2013Paul Elliott Singer, one of the top hedge fund bankers in the world has been warning the United States since early July that the world economy is on life support—and throwing out pre-crash signals that the world's central banks have chosen to ignore. Everyone everywhere is unfazed by the economic warnings because they believe that someone somewhere will bail them out when the economic sinkhole opens under every nation on Earth, swallowng life as we know it as the monetary systems of every industrialized nation collapses like a house of cards.

Singer is convinced (or is it wishful thinking?) that a systematic deflationary economic collapse will not happen—at least, not now. Why? Because wherever a collapse appears inevitable in any of the world economies, the printing of worthless money and furious bailouts ensues. The only think that is sustaining the economies of the industrialized nations are the 0% to 1% interest rates. When the bureaucrats, who are trying to convince the rest of us that "all is well in an improving economy" talk about increasing interest rates, they are greeted with tremors in the market.

In 1919, in the midst of world war, the Wilson Administration began to worry about rising prices due to food and commodity shortages that were artificially raising prices in the United States. The Taft Administration signed the legislation creating the Dept. of Labor on March 4, 1913, 16 days before Thomas Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States. The Federal Reserve System now had a death grip on the economy of the United States, and the fed bankers wanted to make sure it protected its human capital from the free enterprise capitalists.

Murder Data
July 5, 2013—Think about this. The United States of America has the third highest murder rate in the world. But, if you take out three cities: Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI and Washington, DC, the United States has to the fourth lowest murder rate in the world. Those three cities, by the way, have the toughest gun laws in the United States. None of them, however, are the murder capital of the nation. Detroit is number #2. The high crime rate is due to poverty and drug addiction. It's neighbor, Flint, is number #1. New Orleans, LA is number #3, St. Louis, MO is number #4 and Baltimore, MD is number #5. Sixth is Birmingham, AL. Tied for seventh place are Newark, NJ and Oakland, CA. Baton Rouge, LA is eighth. Cleveland
, OH is ninth and Memphis, TN is 10th.

The top dozen murder cities (listed above) have one thing in common. And, it's not the social progressive violations of the 2nd Amendment. It's poverty. The poorest cities in the nation have the highest crimes rates. Detroit is the poorest city in the United States. Cleveland is the 4th poorest followed by St. Louis, which is 6th and Newark as the 10th poorest city. Among the ten most dangerous cities in the United are St. Louis—#1, Detroit—#2, Memphis—#3., Oakland, CA—#4, Baltimore—#8, Cleveland—#9, and Baton Rogue—#10. These cities are among the top ten where you have the best chance of being held up at gunpoint—and killed. The more convinced criminals are that their intended victims are not armed, the more likely those citizens will be attacked.

What does that tell you about gun control? Gun control, not gun ownership, is the root cause of crime. Make the strong weak by disarming them, the weak will become strong enough to prey on them. That's not a whimsical statement pulled out of thin air. That is a fact borne out by the statistics. Since that's so obviously true, then why is the federal government—and the overlords of the New World Order—so adamant in their efforts to outlaw the private ownership of guns? Believe me, it's not to protect the citizens from gun violence. They want to outlaw the private ownership of guns not because you're afraid of armed street thugs, but because they're afraid of the honest citizens with lawful weapons who have already told the government of the United States, "that's enough!" one time too many. Today those honest citizens are strenuously reminding those they elected that it—the central government—derives 100% of its power not from the princes of industry and barons of banking who bribe them, but from the consent of the governed who, today, are ready to dissolve the political bands that bind honest men to the crooked politicians who have wasted the wealth of the greatest nation on Earth. Because if "We The People" do not deal with the most politically corrupt government on Earth—the Obama Administration—the United States of America will cease to exist before the "fiat money well" that funds our bankrupt Social Security system goes dry or before Grandma goes into an Obamacare hospital to have the festering boil on her buttock lanced and dies on the table. In other words, when gun rights die, so does the nation.

The first thing God's going
to ask Pope Francis will likely
be: "Did you ever take the
time to read My Book?"

May 23, 2013—During his homily at Mass on Wednesday, May 22, Pope Francis I
shocked some devout Catholics—and a ton of Protestants—when he emphasized the importance of "good works" as a means of salvation, adding that everyone is redeemed through Christ Jesus—including atheists. The Catholic pontiff used scripture from the Gospel of Mark, quoting scripture where Christ's disciples spoke disdainfully about a man—not a disciple—casting demons out of a person in Jesus' name. The disciples told Jesus they forbade the man from doing so. The man was obviously a believer and, while not an Apostle, believed Christ was the Messiah. Jesus admonished the Apostle, telling him: "Forbid him not; for there is no man who shall do a miracle in My name that can lightly speak evil of Me. For he that is not against us is for us."

The Pontiff suggested the disciples were a little "intolerant," adding "The Lord has redeemed all of us, with the blood of Christ. All of us—not just Catholics. Everyone. Even the atheist. Everyone." Of course, not all Catholics and, certainly, not all Christians agree with that point of view. This is one of the reasons there is a deep division between Catholicism and the Protestant faith from the time of the Reformation based on a theological dispute between "saved by grace" and "redemption through works." And, while the Pope may have picked up his view of "works" in James 2:14-20, the clearest verses concerning redemption and salvation are found in Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God—not of works lest anyone should boast.".

Christians understand that in the redemptive process, people have to make a conscious choice, through faith, to accept or reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Those who consciously make a decision not to accept Jesus as their Savior don't get an "opt out" card on their way into eternity even though the AOL-owned Huffington Post noted that in this era of religious controversies, Pope Francis' homily was "...a timely reminder that God cannot be confined to our narrow categories. We don't get to write the rules. God does. Reuters seems to think that "...atheists should be seen as good people if they do good." Not only is the road to Hell paved with good intentions, it is paved with the souls of those who believed their good works would be enough to get them a room in the place with the heavenly view.

Fox News asks the goverment
why they're buying 1.6 billion
rounds of ammo. The problem is,
regardless what they say, its a lie.

Feb. 28, 2013
Everyone knew it, but few had the guts to ask why the federal government was embarking on an ammunition buying spree. All of a sudden anti-gun Obama has a love affair with the shiny copper-clad—almost all hollow point—ammo for handgun and rifles. Millions upon millions of rounds of ammunition in all sizes and shapes. After far right conservative radio talk show host Alex Jones raised the spector of an "arms race against the American people," adding that the government was ",,,gearing up for total collapse; they're gearing up for huge wars" Fox News began to ask questions. Jones was part right and part wrong. He's right that the US government has embarked on an arms and ammunition race with the American people. Why? Because the Obama Administration and the US government is deathly afraid of the American people.

Again, why? Because on April 19, 1775 the British sent troops to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Their job was to seize all of the arms, musket balls and black powder that John Hancock had stored in his warehouses in Concord. The day before, on April 18, 1775 British Major General Thomas Gage signed two arrest warrants, believing when he arrested the two ringleaders of the rebellion—Hancock and Samuel Adams—and hung them in the public square, resistance to the crown will die quickly. Instead, as British Col. Francis Smith split his troops into two forces, sending the smaller group to Lexington to arrest Adams and the larger to to Concord to arrest Hancock and seize the weapons and ammunition in his warehouse, the Minute Men ambushed both forces, and in an unorthodox style of fighting which the British had never experienced and could not overcome, the colonial milita drove the redcoats back to Boston. On April 20, 1775 the colonial militia laid seige to the city. On March 17, 1776 the redcoats surrendered and, under a flag of truce, the British, now unarmed, evacuated Boston.

At the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, Patrick Henry said, "We should never forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists." And, the American people have not forgotten.

Whistleblower in Stolen
Valor case is fired.

March 7, 2012—Sometimes when US Marine Corps veterans muster out they find the transition to civilian life—and a decent career civilian job—hard. Sometimes the jobs they find are as distasteful as the customers they are required to serve. Such was the case on June 27, 2007 when 10-year Marine Corps veteran Melissa Campbell, who was working as an events planner at Southern California Edison's Big Creek Power Plant, overheard an elected local Water Board official, Xavier Alvarez trying to impress a young woman with his "war exploits." He claimed to have been a Marine Corps sergeant major with 25 years of service to his nation, and he claimed, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by Ronald Reagan.

When Campbell overheard Alvarez boasting about his war exploits, killing scores of enemies—including children—Campbell felt compelled to interrupt. She asked him from which base he retired. Alvarez said, "Camp Pendleton—as a Delta. Special Operations Delta Force."

As a 10-year veteran, Alvarez's words weren't phrased the way a 25-year Marine Corps would say them. She rephrased her question, telling Alvarez that as a sergeant major in the Marine Corps, his retirement would have been a big deal. Knowing he was caught, Alvarez decided to try to intimidate Campbell by saying "Do you know who I am? I'm a Medal of Honor recipient" She didn't know who he was, but she was reasonably certain she knew who he wasn't. She was correct. Not only had Alvarez not won the the nation's highest award for bravery, he had won no medals at all since Alvarez had never been in the US military. With a handful of people listening to their conversation in that room, she said: "Mr. Alvarez, I know what you're doing. And I don't like it."

Campbell reported the incident to the FBI since what Alvarez did was a violation of the Stolen Valor Act. It is a crime that carries a sentence of up to one year in prison. His widely publicized case has now reached the US Supreme Court. But whatever else Alvarez was or was not, he was powerful enough to get Campbell fired for embarrassing him. And fired she was. As she was initially suspended by Southern California Edison, her boss told her that "...it was unprofessional to confront [Alvarez]." She was suspended pending a further investigation. A few days later she received a telephone call asking her to attend a meeting and the office. When she arrived for the meeting, she saw boxes full of her personal belongings on the conference table. It was official—she was fired.

Campbell joined Southern California Edison as a security officer and later worked on the corporate events staff. She noted that before the Alvarez incident, she received only good employee reviews—and even won one of the company's highest employee awards. .

A sharply divided US Supreme Court heard US v Alvarez on Wed., Feb. 22 2012. The Justices engaged in a spirited debate on the constitutionality of a law, The Stolen Valor Act of 2006, that criminalized a form of free speech—lying—by making it a crime to claim you earned the nation's highest military award for bravery when you did not win it. Some justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, worried that upholding the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act might lead to social progressive judges using it as a precedent to make it illegal to lie about possessing a college degree you don't have or an extramarital affair you did have. Roberts asked "where you draw the line?" The Justices finally agreed that they could tailor their decision narrow enough, and specific enough to be applied only be to this one specific issue and excluding any other issue from being substituted in place of military decorations awarded for bravery in action..

The Obama Administration's Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. defended the law as necessary "to protect the integrity of the honor system." Not at all surprisingly, Obama's least patriotic, social progressive Associate Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, was the least willing to accept the Administration's argument. Why? Because she disputed that the value of the Medal of Honor, or any military award, is diminished because some people lie about receiving them.

Justice Antonin Scalia said "...when Congress passed this legislation, I assume it did so because it thought the value of the awards that courageous members of the armed forces were receiving were being demeaned and diminished by charlatans."

Jonathan Libby, Xavier Alvarez's lawyer argued before the high court that the law should be overturned because it's intent is too hard to discern because the bill wa entered without any public hearings. (What's so hard to undertand? "Mr. Alvarez, were you ever in the US military?" "No." "Mr. Alvarez, were you ever in a combat zone?" "No." "Mr. Alvarez, were you ever awarded a medal for bravery—any medal?" "No." What is so hard about that? They're all "yes" or "no" questions.) Leave it to a lawyer to muddy it up and make an easy question appear difficult. You're either a liar or you're not. Libby's client was a liar. In Libby's view, it wasn't the lie but whether it was a "white lie" or a black one. If Libby had read his Bible growing up he would have realized that, whether :white," "black" or "grey," a lie is one of the seven deadly sins that will send you to Hell.

Obama funds job creation of a
green energy startup electric car
company—in Finland

Jan. 1, 2012—Like his quid pro quo $535 million loan to Solyndra to build jobs in America by financing the risky, "destined-to-fail" solar panel startup green energy ventures of his friends and campaign donors, the Obama Administration has been campaigning on job creation. In the Solyndra LLC case,Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser was both an Obama bundler and a Solyndra investor. In fact, he was heavily-invested in Solyndra even though when it was revealed that he was an Obama bundler, he denied that he was personally involved with Solyndra. Solyndra alone should be enough to insure impeachment hearings not only of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, but both Vice President Joe Biden and White House occupant Barack Obama. Providing half billion dollar quid pro quos in return for major campaign contributions translates into accepting a bribe. Accepting a legally-defined bribe, like offering one, is a felony. Felonies are impeachable offenses. But, since every member of Congress commits the same crime everytime it inserts an earmark in a piece of legislation, it goes without saying to no member of the House will impeach any politician, nor will any member of the Senate find them guilty, for offering or accepting a bribe.

Obama's green energy stimulus program is beginning to look more and more like nothing more than the usual political business-as-usual in the nation's capital. Which, of course, makes Obama no less corrupt than the most corrupt Washington insider. Stimulus money, it would seem, does much more than stimulate green jobs in the Obama Administration. It stimulates a new round of campaign contributions. Which is how politicians amass multimillion dollar war chests.

The Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News reported that the Energy Department invested one billion dollars in two politically-connected California electric carmakers (with the funds coming out of a $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program legislated by the Reid-Pelosi 111th Congress). One of the first recipients in 2009 was Fisker Automotive which is backed by a venture capital company owned in part by former Vice President Al Gore, Jr. (an Obama donor). The other is Tesla Motors whose major backers are Obama bundlers Larry Page and Sergy Brin, also backed by Gore. If Page and Brin's names sounds familiar it's because they are the co-founders of Google. Gore's venture capital company, General Investment Management, is partnered with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers which specializes in clean technology investments.

Two years ago Obama set aside $25 billion from Bush-43's subprime mortgage bailout legislation and used a chunk of the money from the funds set aside for the Resolution Trust Company to buy up foreclosed subprime mortgages to free up credit, to bail out the auto industry. At that time, critics denounced Obama's loan program for green energy cars, saying that investing in the American automotive industry was a waste of money because manufacturing cars was a business that wasn't going to survive in the United States.

On Oct. 20, 2009 Biden held a photo-op in a shuttered General Motors plant in Wilmington, Delaware heralding the $528.7 million government loan to Fisker which, Biden claimed, would transform the boarded-up GM factory into an active production line for high-end electric sportscars. With him in the photo-op was a Danish businessman from California, Henrik Fisker, and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. Fisker said that eventually Fisker would employ 5,000 US workers—2,000 factory workers and about 3,000 at suppliers throughout the country. Fisker paid $18 million for the GM plant which produced the Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Sky before the "Obama/GM-Chrysler auto dealership downsizing." Those 2,000 US employees, promised in 2009 and again in the fall of 2011 appear, thus far, to be about 40 US employees in the engineering and electro-mechanical fields who should be interviewing for those jobs now, and who were supposed to have been hired before Thanksgiving, 2011. The 2000 employees? They're apparently all in Finland at the moment.

Biden promised that very quickly, laid-off auto workers would be producing the next generation of American luxury sportscars—the $103 thousand Fisker Karma. .(Government subsidies will bring the "out-of-pocket" price of the car down to $40,000 after tax credits.) The Fisker loan had two parts. One hundred sixty-nine million dollars of the loan was to support tooling for Fisker's first electric car, the Karma, in Irvine, California. The balance, $359 million, was theoretically being used in the Wilmington, Delaware assembly plant to develop Fisker's pollution-free Nina electric.

To date, Fisker Automotive produced 239 vehicles, all of which were been sold in Europe. Two cars have been delivered in the United States. One of them to movie star Leonardo DiCaprio. The downside of this article is not that only 239 were produced at a cost to American taxpayers of $2,200,000 each, but that the Karmas were made by the Finland auto maker, Valmet,.with a net result of zero jobs in the United States. The Karma's hybrid system copies the Chevrolet Volt. Which raises the question why the Obama Administration felt compelled to finance competition for General Motors which, theoretically, the taxpayers now own? Other, that is, than as a quid pro quo payback to a major donor who can be counted on to support Obama's reelection bid this year since he will likely need the taxpayers' largess again next year..

All 239 of the Karmas built in Finland were recalled due to a flaw with a hose clamp that prevents coolant leaks inside the battery compartment. The flaw could trigger electrical shorts and create what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] referred to as "thermal events."

Once Fisker received their $528.7 million loan, they used those funds, and their guarantees from the Obama Administration to raise $650 million in private sector funds. Since GM is having problems finding people to buy the Volt, it's not likely the Karma is going to have much karma with US consumers and, like Obama's political payback to Solyndra, there's likely going to be a bankruptcy somewhere in their future. Volt projected the sale of 4,000 consumer units in Nov., 2011—in addition to a like amount of sales to commercial fleets. Chevrolet sold a total of 1,139 Volts in November.

To beef up the numbers to make it appear that the Volt was popular, or at least that it has been accepted by consumers as a viable motor vehicle, environmentally-friendly GE agreed to buy 12,000 Volts over the next year. An average of 539 Volts per month have been sold since its launch in December, 2010. GM still claims there is a high demand for the Volt when in fact there is virtually no demand for it at all. And, that of course spells doom for the Karma which, US sales will ultimately prove, has no karma at all.

CBO Director Elmendorf says
Obamacare will cost America
800 thousand jobs

Feb. 11, 2011
Testifying before the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf admitted that contrary to the political hyperbole sputtered by the left when Obamacare was being debated, by 2021 Obamacare will have caused the loss of 1/2 of 1% of the US workforce, or Elmendorf estimated, about 800 thousand workers. What Elmendorf didn't say, or rather danced around, was the fact that the United States has been steadily losing jobs since the Clintons enacted the North American Free Trade Agreement [NAFTA] in 1993. Job growth in the United States was about 2.6% when the baby boomers entered the workforce between 1965 and 1974. Because most of the baby boomers had already entered the workforce by the mid-1980s, the growth of the labor force slowed to 1.6% by the time George H.W. Bush entered the White House in 1989. When George W. Bush moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the work force, thanks to the NAFTA job drain, had dropped to a growth rate of 1.1%. Under Obama, the job growth rate has plummeted to 0.6%—and it's still dropping.

Questioned by Congressman John Campbell [R-CA] about Elmendorf's estimate on job losses over the next decade, Elmendorf said: "...we...estimate...that the household employment will be about 160 million by the end of the decade..." In making that statement, Elmendorf revealed something Campbell may not have known about the US labor force. It's shrinking at a much faster rate today than it was just prior to the 2008 election. According to the Population Reference Bureau's Population Bulletin, Vol. 63, No. 2, In June, 2008 jobs in the United States were growing at an annual rate of 0.6%. At that rate of growth, the US workforce would exceed 167 million by the end of the decade. Elmendorf projected the US workforce at 160 million by 2021, or a ten-year increase of 2,305,000 workers over the current level of 157,695,000—an annual increase of about two-tenths of 1% rather than six-tenths of 1%.

Elmendorf is a former Clinton Administration Assistant Treasury Secretary who was a senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institute when he was tapped by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye [D-HI] to fill the position of Congressional Budget Office Director. Elmendorf was jointly confirmed by Inouye and Speaker of the House John Boehner [R-OH]. It was a short honeymoon for the newly-enthroned Republicans who became quickly disillusioned with Elmendorf's analysis of Obamacare and his comments about the GOP measure to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The CBO issued a press release challenging the wisdom of repealing Obamacare by claiming that such an action would add $230 billion to future federal deficits between 2012 and 2021. That was enough to have Elmendorf summoned to explain his views to the House Budget Committee.

While the GOP labeled HR 2 as the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, Elmendorf never specifically said Obamacare would kill jobs, he used the term "reduction of labor" which translates either into less jobs or fewer hours for less wages for those in the work force. In reality, less jobs means some jobs will not be created; thus, those jobs will have been killed.

The Elmendorf "twist" in the budget analysis was that many people who are now forced to work because they need health insurance will choose to quit their jobs since healthcare will now be provided. Thus, the loss of jobs down the road will be the result of people no longer needing to work because of Obamacare. Ignored in this logic is rent, food, and the necessities of life.

Democrats delay overturn
of the FCC attempt to
takeover the Internet.

Dec. 17, 2010—The United States Justice Foundation launched an aggressive campaign to alert the American people of an attempt by the Federal Communications Commission through the Department of Homeland Security, based on an Executive Order issued by Barack Obama, followed by an unconstitutional Secretarial Order issued by the FCC to assume control off the Internet. USJF's effort, picked up by several other advocacy groups throughout the United States, triggered hundreds of thousands of faxes, emails and telephone calls to Congressmen and Senators demanding that they act to rescind the self-asserted authority of the FCC to regulate the Internet.

(Updated with additional material on Dec. 23, 2010 and again on Jan. 9, 2011. I wrote extensively about this issue in BEHIND THE HEADLINES earlier in 2010. Without anyone on Capitol Hill seeming to pay attention to the aborgation of the 1st Amendment by Barack Obama, and with a straight face that would suggest to anyone paying attention that they had the constitutional authority to do so, the FCC stood poised to steal the Internet with rules that a panel of three federal judges, ruling in American Civil Liberties Union v Reno,said that the Internet "...is a publishing medium [in which]...personal home pages are the equivalent of individualized newsletters about that person or organization." [929 F. Supp at 837]).

The judges concluded that the Internet deserves at least as much protection under the 1st Amendment as printed matter receives. The appellate court judges emphasized that any analysis of the 1st Amendment protections afforded to a particular medium of mass communications must focus on the underlying technology that brings the information to the user. Thus, they concluded, the Supreme Court's two primary theories for government regulation of any form of broadcast communications content—NBC v United States (319 US 190 [1943] and FCC v Pacific Foundation (438 US 726 [1978]) do not justify government regulation of the Internet.

Which, of course is why Sen. Jay Rockefeller's [D-WV] Cybersecurity Act of 2009 never got out of committee in the far left-controlled 111th US Senate, and why Barack Obama had to activate it through an illegal Executive Order, using the FCC to further muddy-the-water by using a Secretarial Order (who ever heard of such a thing?) to generate regulations which the left said would make the Internet "more fair."

Because of the force of the faxes, emails and telephone calls protesting the unconstitutional and unconscionable takeover of the electronic media on the Internet, the 87 new Tea party Republicans in the House of Representatives, led in part by 8th term Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn [R-TN], the repeal of the FCC's self-professed authority over the Internet began to take place. The GOP leadership's decision to wait shocked Blackburn and angered many of the 87 freshmen Republicans on the Hill who want the misdeeds of the 111th Congress erased from the memory of man as quickly as possible.

On Tuesday, March 1, Representatives Henry Waxman [D-CA] together with Indiana Republican Congressman Mike Pence, cosponsored the Broadcaster's Freedom Act of 2011 that will prevent the FCC from re-instituting the leftwing "Fairness Doctrine" in the wake of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords [D-AZ] in Tucson last month. The Far Left blamed Giffords' shooting on the Tea Party and conservative figures like former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and talk show hosts Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh when, in fact, Jared Loughner, Giffords' shooter, was a fan of the left who was not influenced by the right. The left, however, still lives by the adage, never let a good crisis go to waste.

Judge upholds suspension
of Christian counselor

July 29, 2010—
US District Court Judge George Caram Steeh
, a 1998 Bill Clinton appointee to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Steeh, who is the former President of the Arab-American Bar Association, dismissed a lawsuit filed against Eastern Michigan University [EMU] by a Christian graduate student, Julea Ward, who was expelled by the university because she refused to affirm that homosexual behavior was normal. Ward enrolled in an EMU program with expectations that she would complete the program and become a high school student counselor As a student counselor, Ward counseled student "clients" in a university-operated clinic. In one instance she encountered a "client" who had recently been involved in a homosexual relationship that went bad. The "client" had previously been counseled about that relationship. He wanted to be treated for depression—which would entail further counseling about that relationship. Because of her opposition to homosexuality, Ward asked her faculty supervisor if she could refer the client to another counselor. She explained her religious views precluded her from telling the client that his homosexual behavior was normal.

The university told Ward she would be allowed to stay in the program only if she underwent a "remediation reeducation program" (diversity training) so she could see "the error of her ways" and alter her views about homosexuality. She refused. Telling her that her conduct violated the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, she was expelled.

Alliance Defense Fund senior counsel David French, who represented Ward in her efforts to force the school to reinstate her told the media that "...Christian students shouldn't be expelled for holding to and abiding by their beliefs. To reach its decision, the courts had to do something that's never been done in federal court: uphold an extremely broad and vague university speech code." It is a speech code defined by the American Civil Liberties Union working in conjunction with the American bar Association beginning in 1989.

In May of that year the ABA distributed to their membership a little noticed or talked about brochure advertising a seminar "...for attorneys who want to be on the leading edge of an explosive new are area of law"—suing churches, Christian leaders, Christian activists and schools that cross the line. The reason? The utopians attempting to create world government were quick to grasp the reality that the patriotism that fuels nationalism is rooted in Christian faith. It became clear to the globalists that before American sovereignty could be breached, the social progressives who were determined to destroy the nation with the aid of corrupt political hacks, judges and bureaucrats who would attack the underpinnings of the 1st Amendment and destroy both religious freedom and free speech.

One of Julea Ward's lawyers, Jeremy Tedesco told Fox News Radio that while the ruling did not explicitly say so, its clear the decision could allow colleges and universities across the nation the expel Christian students for voicing explicit Christian tenets under a host of different scenarios. The Alliance Defense Fund also defended another counseling student at Augusta State University in Georgia. Jennifer Keeton was told to stop sharing her Christian beliefs if she wanted to graduate from Augusta. Keeton's ADF lawsuit argued that she was told she would have to undergo a "reeducation program" and attend "diversity sensitivity classes" if she expected to graduate. Through the efforts of the social progressives the 1st Amendment has successfully morphed into Articles 13 and 14 of the UN's Covenant on Human Rights. The 1st Amendment no longer exists for Christians if social progressives or the deviants they need to get elected object.

Augusta State University issued a statement that the University does not discriminate on the basis of students' moral, religious, political or personal beliefs. Except, it appears unless those moral, religious or personal beliefs are Christian.
izen. The law was further diluted in 1994, 33 years after his birth. But, once again, too little, too late.

Let them eat lobster and caviar!
Feb. 1, 2010—If there is one person in history that Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama reminds me of, it's not Harriet Tubman. Mary McLeod Bethune, Marian Wright Edelman or Eleanor Roosevelt (even though her husband reminds me of FDR). Michelle Obama reminds me of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette von-Hapsburg-Lothringen, the Archduchess of Austria who married to Louis XVI. She and her husband were deposed and imprisoned during Robespierre's Reign of Terror. Her crime? Treason. In reality, her crime was, literally, not caring about the welfare of the French people. According to Emer de Vattel's Law of the Nations (from which common law has its roots) monarchs are obligated to care for their subjects.

Marie Antoinette was an extremely selfish, uncaring queen whom the people disliked immensely. Among the causes of the French Revolution was a severe food shortage which brought starvation and economic deprivation to the French people. When she was told by her husband's ministers that the cause for the unrest in France was because the people had no bread to feed their children, she flippantly replied, "Qu'ils manent de la brioche," which literally translated means "Let them eat expensive sweet egg rolls"—one of her favorite desserts. History translated it as "Then let them eat cake."

In the closing days of the Campaign of 2008 as Barack and Michelle Obama traveled the countryside assuring their rich white constituents that when they was coronated King and Queen of the United States they would immediately begin the redistribution of the wealth of America's middle class through illegal UN carbon taxes to the princes of industry and barons of business and banking who were converting the third world into the commerce mecca of the 21st century's. At the same time, they assured their minority constituents in the United States that immediately after the inauguration of common Americans Barack and Michelle (who suddenly loved the country Michelle Obama hated as a member of Jeremiah Wright's congregation), they promised black America they would begin the redistribution of the wealth of white middle class—to them. Call it reparations. Call it a lie. When they spoke to the white middle class, they assured them that if their household income was $250 thousand or less, they would not receive a tax increase under the Obama Administration. Call that a lie, too. In fact, every word that comes from the mouth of community activist in the White House has proven, over time, to be a lie.

After the middle class taxpayers were slapped with two trillion, two hundred thirty-nine billion, five hundred million dollars that will ultimately translate into seventy-one trillion, six hundred sixty-four billion dollars in taxes when the interest paid to the Fed bankers is added in to what must be paid by our children, grandchildren and great-great grandchildren—and universal carbon taxes that will impact every man, woman and child regardless of their race and station in life (except the ultra-rich who can buy carbon credits), it will not be long before social progressive bureaucrats will be telling Queen Michelle that the Tea Party revolt that is threatening the Obama dynasty was caused by angry Americans from every walk of life and every political persuasion simply because the people no longer have enough bread to feed their children. To which Queen Michelle will haughtily reply: "Let them eat lobster and cavier." Obama's lunch that day? In his photo ops, you always see common folk Barack Obama sharing a burger with someone at a local burger den. When he enjoys a private lunch with Michelle at the Waldorf-Astoria, like they did on Oct. 15, 2008, they begin lunch with 2 hors d'oeuvres at $50.00, 2 whole steamed lobsters at $100.00, Iranian Osetra caviar at $150.00, washed down with Bollinger Champagne at $44.00. With tip, the down-to-earth Obama's enjoyed a $447.39 lunch. I wonder if that was before or after photo op hamburgers at Buddy's Burger Barn?

When politicians lose sight of the plight of the common man and become lackeys for the princes of industry and the barons of business and banking, it is time to remove them from power and replace them with citizen legislators who will restore the rule of law, outlaw bribery in high places through a Constitutional amendment that will levy mandatory prison sentences not only the politicians and the lobbyists who pay and receive bribes, but on the heads of the cartels who ultimately profit from the bribes as well. The American people need to restore the rule of law and apply it equally to everyone. That means, every law that applies to the least of us applies to richest and most powerful of us as well. All men are not equal if some are more equal than others.

ACORN Changes its Name.
June 22, 2009After two weeks of Glenn Beck and 14 months of investigations by the FBI for vote fraud, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now [ACORN] has changed its name to Community Organizers International. The new name is branded as a registered trademark. What that means is if the media and/or the blogger community and/or any whistleblowers use their new name in any manner not authorized by The-Organization-Formerly-Known-As-ACORN, they could be liable for monetary damages and injunctive relief.

Even though ACORN is shedding its tarnished shell, they will still attempt to block reporters and bloggers from using their old name to describe The-Organization-Formerly-Known-As-ACORN. ACORN'S general counsel, Arthur Schwartz sent cease and desist orders to Marcel Reid, the current Chairperson of DC ACORN 8 and fired ACORN board member Karen Inman, threatening them with lawsuits.

Inman was fired for asking for the financial records pertaining to the covered-up embezzlement of what was reportedly $1 million by ACORN founder Wade Rathke's brother Dale. When ACORN's board decided to prosecute Dale Rathke for the misappropriation of ACORN funds, the Tides Foundation reimbursed ACORN for its loss. It seems the money crowd that supports ACORN did not want their books opened for scrutiny. In the letter, Schwartz said "...it is a violation of federal and state law for you to use the ACORN name and mark without the written permission of ACORN. Should you continue to do so, you will be liable for monetary and injunctive relief." Schwartz intends to use under trademark or copyright infringement.

Reid told the media that her group, ACORN 8, knew "...for many months that the name ACORN [was] going to be retired. The name has been so damaged to the point where the leadership knows it simply can't go on as it has with the ACORN label out front and center, especially after all of the reporting....ACORN has been decapitated. The senior staff and current national board should be dismantled. The only way to have reform is for the current leadership to be removed completely. We also need a forensic audit." Expect the ACORN audit to take place about a day after the complete audit of the Federal Reserve.

City threatens blind woman
with a property lien over an
unpaid utility bill for a penny.

Nov. 20, 2008—-The City of Attleboro, Massachusetts in Bristol County has 43,502 residents—most of whom were shocked yesterday to learn that the city sent a 74-year odl blind woman, Eileen Wilbur, a dun letter for a penny—that cost the taxpayers of the City of Attleboro 42¢ to mail. The letter demanded the immediate payment of an outstanding utility bill—for 1¢. The letter notified Wilbur that if the delinquency was not paid by December 10, the city would place a $48 lien on Wilbur's next property tax bill. If the 1¢ overdue utility bill and the $48 lien for her failure to pay the penny was not paid, her property could then legally be seized for the 1¢ delinquent utility bill or for the unpaid $48 utility lien. The city would then have the right to sell Wilbur's home at public auction. Wilbur, a 49-year resident of the city, has lived at this address, 16 Glenn Street in Attleboro since 1959.

The question that leaves one cause for wonder is, since this penny was due from a prior utility bill, and homeowners pay monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly utility bills everywhere in the nation, why was the penny not simply added to a subsequent bill where it would have been automatically paid by the homeowner when they paid their utilities?

Eileen Wilbur said she learned of the outstanding 1¢ utility bill, and the threatened lien, when her daughter, Rose Brederson, came over to her house to read her mail. (This suggests the city had failed to simply incorporate the overdue amount on her next utility bill, or to attach a note to those bills that there was an overdue amount pending on her account.) The notice was dated Nov. 10, 2008, notifying Wilbur that she had 30 days to cure the default before action would be taken against her. The $48 dollar lien would be assessed on her next property tax bill.

When her daughter read the notice, Wilbur said, "It was so upsetting, it sent my blood pressure up so high. They wasted taxpayer money on the letter," she added, noting the 42¢ cost of the stamp to collect a penny.

When the local Sun Chronicle newspaper questioned Attleboro City Collector Debora Marcoccio about paying 42¢ to dun someone for a penny, Marcoccio defensively responded: "It would have been fiscally irresponsible for me to have staff weed through the bills and pull out any below a certain amount. And what would that amount be?" How about any amount for which it cost more to collect than the city would receive? But, to an illogical bureaucrat—particularly a liberal Blue State illogical bureaucrat—exacting every cent a taxpayer owes is "job one." Marcoccio told the Sun Chronicle reporter that Attleboro is holding firm that any amount owed to the city must be paid, adding that the city would not waive any balance that is due them. "If there's a bill," she said, "it must be paid." Spoken like a true Massachusetts liberal. Is Marcoccio an elected official or a city employee? If she's a city employee, she needs to be fired for displaying a lack of common sense. If she's elected, the people of Attleboro got what they deserve for voting for her.

Over 200 illegals using one
housewife's social security number
June 22, 2006Audra Schmierer realized someone else was using her Social Security number in February, 2005 when she got a notice from the Internal Revenue Service demanding payment of $15,813.00 in back income taxes. Schmierer is an housewife in Dublin, California who has not worked since the birth of her son in 2000. The taxes were due from a job in Texas—somewhere Schmierer has never lived, and from an employer for whom she's never worked.

Schmierer was shocked to learn from the IRS when they checked that dozens of people were using her Social Security number—200 of them to be exact. In 17 States. The federal government knew a lot of different people were using Schmierer's Social Security for quite some time. They' knew because the IRS computers spit out the duplicate use of Social Security numbers whenever they happen—as soon as they happen. When duplicates occur, the Internal Revenue Service assumes its not fraud, and sends letters to the employers notifying them of an error in the use of the offending number. Other than fining the business owner $50 for each inaccurate number submitted, there isn't much the IRS can do. While it is a crime to use someone else's Social Security number, it is not the job of the IRS to track down purveyors of false ID. It's the job of the FBI—but its also one of those authority "gray areas" since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. If ID counterfeiters create bogus identification for illegal aliens, the crime falls under the purview of Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] so usually raids on bogus ID mills are joint FBI and ICE operations.

Schmierer was told by the IRS that over 81 people were currently earning incomes on her Social Security number. When she started digging, Schmierer obtained over 200 W-2s and 1099 tax forms that contained her Social Security number but different names. The IRS assured her that the erroneous tax bills would be wiped out. But, they warned her, the problem was going to continue as long as illegal aliens were able to buy bogus ID containing her Social Security number since Social Security numbers aren't like credit card numbers where you simply cancel the card and issue a new number.

Laborers from Florida to Washington State were using her Social Security number to secure employment in construction, high tech companies and fast food restaurants. Some of those using it were men. Some were women. Information gleaned from FBI investigations of many of them determined that the majority of the users of Schmierer's Social Security number were illegal immigrants. Illegals purchase phony identification from underground ID mills that can be found in every urban center in the country. The going rate for a bogus Social Security card, green card or driver's license is $80 to $125. If the "customer" is Muslim the price could be higher since the quality of the workmanship will have to be much better. Most counterfeiters can turn out an ID package consisting of all three documents within 30 minutes to three hours for the typical Mexican "customer."

Some of the documents are good enough to fool a cop checking a pedestrian's ID, but most of them aren't good enough to fool a computer if the ID is run for warrants. Unfortunately, most of the employers who hire illegals aren't concerned about whether or not their identification is genuine—or even if its poor quality. They simply want to cover their butts in case an ICE agents asks to check the I-9 completed by the job applicant to make sure they possessed a green card, a Social Security card and a drivers' license when they applied for their job.

Around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20 FBI and ICE agents raided a two-bedroom apartment on 16th St. NW in Washington, DC. They woke the eight Hispanic men who were sleeping there and arrested them. Taken into custody were Eladio Espinoza-Cuevas, 50; Andrews Angel Vasquez-Soriano, 41; Alberto Martin Vasquez-Soriano, 40; Luis Vasquez, 33; Julio Cesar Pacheco-Vasquez, 24; Cesar Cuevas-Mendez, 24; Luis Angel Mendez-Hernandez, 21; and Juan Antonio Pacheco-Vasquez, 20. Luis Vasquez faces federal charges for immigration fraud. The others face similar charges, but will likely be deported instead of charged.

Agents found more than 100 fake documents in the apartment. The feds also found electronic devises used to counterfeit the documents they sold. Also found was about $14 thousand in cash. The ring that was broken is thought to be part of an international ID ring run by the Castorena-Ibarra family—whose leader was just arrested in Mexico.

ICE agents said the ring distributes their bogus IDs throughout the country, They have ties with groups in Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago. These group has been under surveillance by ICE since shortly after 9-11. The task force has already arrested 195 people. All of them except one were illegal aliens. Most of them were Mexican although Hispanics from other Central American countries were also arrested. Over 10 thousand counterfeit documents with a street value of more than a million dollars were seized. The federal government prosecuted 60 illegals thus far. Some were charged with aggravated identity theft—which carries a minimum of 2 years in prison; others were charged with counterfeiting fraudulent immigration documents which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of $250 thousand.

There is little satisfaction for people like Audra Schmierer who have had their Social Security numbers stolen and can expect, every two to three years, to receive a letter from the IRS dunning them for unpaid taxes and penalties or threatening them with jail for not filing a 1040 on income earned in Texas, California, or somewhere else she's never been.





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