It is not the liberals, socialists, amoralists, elitists, globalists, etc., who are killing us; it is the pastors, Christians, conservatives, Republicans, etc., who sit back and do nothing that are killing us.
If we could avoid a war with Syria through accidental diplomacy, imagine what we could do if we tried!
Dennis Kucinich (in an email)
According to two polls reported this weekend by the Jerusalem Post, Israelis by 7-1 do not want Israel to go to war with Syria. But two-thirds of Israelis favor the United States going to war with Syria.
If the US Congress is too corrupt or incompetent to do its duty, the rest of the world must join the UN General Secretary and the President of Russia and declare that unilateral military aggression by the US government is a war crime, and that the war criminal US government will be isolated in the international community. Any of its members caught traveling abroad will be arrested and turned over to the Hague for trial.
We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he [Secretary of State John Kerry] is lying and he knows that he is lying [about Al Qaeda's influence weakening among the Syrian "rebels"]. This is sad.
I think that [no backing the U.S. on Syria by the U.K.] is one of the motivations that introduced what I call palpable fear and one of the reasons why he [President Obama] is seeking political cover [by going to Congress for approval on attacking Syria] himself.
Netanyahu is concerned that Israeli statements in favor of a strike in Syria will be seen as an Israeli attempt to push the United States into war. Many elements in the United States now accuse Israel and the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC in Washington of pushing the United Sates into war with Iraq. Netanyahu himself is perceived in Washington as coaxing the United States to go to war against Iran.
The journalists I have worked with have, at my request, been judicious and careful in ensuring that the only things disclosed are what the public should know but that does not place any person in danger.
Mr. Roberts was the Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury during the Ronald Reagan administration, becoming known as “The father of Reaganomics.” He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a syndicated columnist for creators.com. A Republican, he has gone public in his criticism of the Republican Bush administration and now, the Democratic Obama administration.
The U.S. government is now so totally under the thumbs of organized interest groups that "our" government can no longer respond to the concerns of the American people who elect the president and the members of the House and Senate. Voters will vent their frustrations over their impotence on the president, which implies a future of one-term presidents. Soon our presidents will be as ineffective as Roman emperors in the final days of that empire.
Obama is already set on the course to a one-term presidency. He promised change but has delivered none. His health care bill is held hostage by the private insurance companies seeking greater profits. The most likely outcome will be cuts in Medicare and Medicaid in order to help fund wars that enrich the military-security complex and the many companies created by privatizing services that the military once provided for itself at far lower costs.
It would be interesting to know the percentage of the $700-plus billion "defense" spending that goes to private companies. In American "capitalism," an amazing amount of taxpayers' earnings go to private firms via the government. Yet, Republicans scream about "socializing" health care.
Nov 3, 2009 House vote disses the Goldstone Report The bill passed, 344-36. The 33 who voted “Nay” included Ron Paul (R-TX) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH). Mazie Hirono (D-HI, District 2) was among the 22 who was recorded as “present” (but not voting) and Neil Abercrombie (D-HI, District 1) was among the 30 recorded as “not voting.”
Saturday, November 07, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded 30 others in a violent attack at a Texas Army base this past week. He reportedly opened fire at the Fort Hood army base without any particular reason or motivation. In fact, as a psychiatrist, he had counseled many other soldiers on how to cope with the consequences of extreme violence (losing limbs, mental anguish, etc.).??
As an army psychiatrist, he was also allowed to prescribe powerful psychiatric drugs to both his patients and himself. Many psychiatrists self-medicate, and Hasan was extremely anxious about the possibility of being sent overseas by the army, according to statements from family members (Reuters, below). Although official confirmation will probably never be made, it seems altogether likely that Hasan was treating himself with powerful psychotropic medications.??
The mainstream media, not surprisingly, has utterly failed to raise this question. But it's being raised by independent media like Prison Planet (http://www.prisonplanet.com/was-for...), where writer Paul Joseph Watson says, "Psychiatrists have a history of 'self-medication' because of the easy access they have to psychotropic drugs. In almost every major mass shooting over the past two decades, since anti-depressant drugs became popular, the killer has been on SSRI's – serotonin reuptake inhibitors."
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Honolulu magazine has an article in its current issue about the little-known fact that there are almost 50,000 outstanding bench warrants on the island of Oahu alone. Most of them, 34,000, are for traffic violations. Because of difficulties in coping with the huge amount of paperwork in files and limited manpower and funds, the warrants are mostly in limbo and not being served, allowing no consequences, at least so far, for the law violators named in the warrants.
But in March of this year the state initiated the Electronic Bench Warrant (eBW) project to increase efficiency through technology. There may soon be significant changes in the effectiveness of the bench warrant system.
Long-term jobless workers finally have some relief, with President Barack Obama signing legislation today to provide up to 20 extra weeks of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for workers who exhaust their benefits before finding new work. The bill had been held up for almost six weeks as Senate Republicans blocked several attempts to bring it to a vote.
Reuters released a video showing Iranians protesting their government and clearly repeating Obama’s name, but without an explanation as to why. Another source, Pennsylvania’s Times Leader, writes that they are chanting, “Obama, Obama, you are either with them, or with us.”
The vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on the health care bill (H.R. 3962) is expected tomorrow (Saturday), but some are saying it could be delayed. A major concern for many is that illegal alien access to health care remains in the bill, in spite of President Obama’s assurance before both houses two months ago that it would not be available to them. That statement, many will remember, was followed immediately by Congressman Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) shout of “You lie!”
See the episode in the following video:
A staffer in Congressman Abercrombie’s office said today that he will vote in support of the health care bill and that it allows coverage of illegal aliens. She said the illegals will pay for their insurance, but did not discuss how much of their insurance costs will be subsidized by legal residents and citizens of the U.S. See Congressman Abercrombie’s record on immigration reduction.
A staffer in Congressman Hirono’s Washington office indicated to a skeptical HPI that she was still weighing the many calls from her constituents. See Rep. Hirono’s immigration reduction record.
Read the Numbers USA story:
Friday, November 6, 2009, 4:30 PM EST
CongressDaily reports that House leaders are likely to leave tighter restrictions for illegal aliens out of the health care bill (H.R. 3962), as demanded by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The House Rules Committee will vote this afternoon on a rule that governs the nature of floor debate on the bill. That debate is expected to occur on Saturday, although media reports suggest it may be delayed.
Since amendments are not likely to be allowed on the House floor, outside of the Democrat’s manager’s amendment and the Republican’s alternative reform package, the Rules Committee will have the final say on whether illegal aliens will have health care access under the House Democrat’s bill.
As it stands now, the House bill would allow illegal aliens to use the new healthcare "exchange" and would not require verification to keep illegal aliens out of the other parts of the proposed federal healthcare system. Since the House Democratic leaders' position conflicts with that of President Obama and the Senate, the matter may have to be reconciled in conference committee if the Rules Committee does not change course.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus threatened to vote against the bill on the House floor if additional verification measures were added in the Rules Committee. Nydia Velazquez, the chairwoman of the CHC, said "We made it very clear that 20 votes in the Hispanic Caucus will be supportive of the current language in the House version…If the language changes, I guess then you're going to have 20 votes that will change." However, a significant number of Democrats who are vulnerable in 2010 may insist on stronger language to bring the bill in line with the President and Senate.
Bedford mother, adult daughter, stole 9-year-old’s gift card as she shopped on her birthday
Two Bedford women who stole a 9-year-old girl’s gift card on her birthday publicized the matter Tuesday as part of Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins’ public punishment initiative.
Fifty-six-year-old Evelyn Border and her daughter, Tina Griekspoor, 35, stood outside the Bedford County Courthouse displaying signs as part of a plea agreement. Higgins said he will ask the court to impose a sentence of probation instead of a jail sentence. The women displayed the signs for 4 1/2 hours after being charged with theft.
Lack of disclosure and accountability strong factors in enabling mistakes by government officials in municipal bond markets, costing Americans up to $6 billion yearly
Salvatore Calvanese, the treasurer of Springfield, Massachusetts, for four years, had a ready defense for why he risked $14 million of taxpayer money on collateralized-debt obligations laden with subprime mortgages in 2007.
He didn’t know what he was buying, he says, and trusted the financial professionals who sold them and told him they were safe.
“I thought they were money markets that were just paying more,” Calvanese said in an interview. “Nobody ever used the term ‘CDO,’ and I am not sure I would have known what that was anyway.”
Such financial mistakes, often enabled by public officials’ lack of disclosure and accountability for almost 90 percent of government financings in the $2.8 trillion municipal bond market, are costing U.S. taxpayers as much as $6 billion a year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg in more than a dozen states.
Submitted by Pat Beekman on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 21:53
Here’s a peek at our nation’s schools. There has been a video or two released recently of children singing over the top praises of President Obama, but BreitBart has uncovered eleven more videos of schoolchildren acting like indoctrinated automatons praising their dear leader. On the other hand, it’s a good bet that many watching the videos will see nothing wrong.
When Ralph Nader was a youngster, his father, who was originally from Lebanon, used to ask him about his schoolday after Ralph came home, “Did you learn to believe today, or did you learn to think?” Looks like the wise old man knew all too well what went on in schools! But judging from what's been coming out of schools in more recent years, it looks like things have only gotten worse.
John Nolte writes about the newly uncovered videos on Breitbart.com:
ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama
by John Nolte
Big Hollywood has already posted a couple disturbing videos of young school children singing/speaking praises to President Obama, but when eleven more dropped in our email box it came as quite a shock. What seemed like an aberration now appears to be a troubling pattern.
Maybe “epidemic” is a better word.
Each one of the videos below is creepier than the last because the further down you go, the younger the children — brace yourself for kindergartners – except for the last and most disturbing video, which you have to see to believe.
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