Friday, March 23, 2012

A federal judge on Wednesday continued to question the FBI's explanation for not producing videotapes associated with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that a Salt Lake lawyer has sought for nearly six years.

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"This is a matter of significant public interest," the judge said, adding it's time for it to be resolved.
A federal judge on Wednesday continued to question the FBI's explanation for not producing videotapes associated with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that a Salt Lake lawyer has sought for nearly six years.
"It's quite astounding that documents as important as these went missing and the FBI says, 'Well, they're gone,'" U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said during a motion hearing.
At issue is whether the FBI adequately responded to Jesse Trentadue's Freedom of Information Act request for footage of Timothy McVeigh parking a truckload of explosives at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Specifically, the Salt Lake attorney is after a building surveillance tape and dashcam video from the Oklahoma state trooper who stopped McVeigh 90 minutes after the explosion that killed 168 people.

AN THE TRUTH STARTS TO COME OUT- William connects the dots between Celis-Acosta and the one-armed man and his brother -- the "stone cold killers"

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It ran at 6:15 PM Eastern on FOX. When I have the links I'll let you know. William connects the dots between Celis-Acosta and the one-armed man and his brother -- the "stone cold killers" Miramontes -- laying it at the door of the Hoover Building. complete with a non-denial denial from the Fibbies. Katie Pavlich posted this letter (see page 15, footnote 48) which mentions the Miramontes. The Miramontes brothers are said to be linked to the rip crew that killed Brian Terry. The protection of the Miramontes is responsible for the FBI cover-up -- of the murder and of the whole Gunwalking scandal. Congrats to William LaJ. Ignore this, John Boner, at your political peril.

1776 AGAIN.... HUMMMMMMMM ? Fourth Largest Gun Maker In US Is Out Of Guns

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Fourth Largest Gun Maker In US Is Out Of Guns

Tyler Durden's pictureIn a somewhat sad and shocking slap of reality to the face of our 'recovery' and 'freedom-based-debt-holdings', today's press-release-of-the-day (since we still haven't heard from BATS) goes to Sturm, Ruger (the 4th largest gun-maker in the US) who after receiving orders for over one million units in Q1 has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.

Forget PCLN, CRM, NFLX, here's where the real action is!
RGR is up a whopping 571% from Nov 07 while the S&P 500 is down 3%...

March 21, 2012
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.

Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments:

The Company's Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms.

Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms.

Despite the Company's continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders.

The Company expects to resume the normal acceptance of orders by the end of May 2012.
The Company will announce its results and file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2012 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, after the close of the stock market.


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by Ulsterman
That’s right – I said Hispanic.  The alleged killer of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Florida has initiated a barrage of media coverage attempting to portray America as a still terribly racist nation.  What these same media reports fail to state time and time again though is that the shooter, George Zimmerman, is Hispanic.

With the last name of Zimmerman, more commonly associated with someone of Jewish origin, the false portrayal of the Martin shooting as evidence of a racially motivated crime is more easily made.  And yet, it is George Zimmerman’s own father who told reporters his son was a Hispanic man and former alter boy.  Media personalities and Democratic politicians have charged Florida law enforcement with alleged racism as well for not arresting Mr. Zimmerman for the shooting.  Hmmm…racism for not arresting a minority?  Really?
As for George Zimmerman, he certainly may be racist against Blacks.  His being Hispanic should not dismiss him from that possibility.  The fact is though, that the vast majority of news coverage of the shooting is neglecting to indicate Zimmerman’s Hispanic heritage.  That omission is a purposeful misrepresentation by the media in a clear attempt to have Americans believe George Zimmerman is white.  Some media reports even went so far as to incorrectly state that Zimmerman was in fact white.
It is clear that the entire episode is being facilitated as a means of once again shaming American voters prior to the November 2012 Election.  For of course, a vote against Obama is a vote for racism – right?

Oh – and by the way.  If all of the Al Sharptons of the world were actually motivated by truth, they would openly condemn the far more common Black on White violence that takes place in America.  That isn’t just my view – it also happens to be the view of Black commentator Larry Elders.
Watch the following video that depicts some of the most violent and brutal crimes against Whites.  There was little to no national media coverage of these crimes – and certainly not Democratic politicians crying out against the loss of life at the hands of Black criminals:

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: America doesn’t have a racial problem – America has an Obama problem…

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A brief interview via email with our longtime D.C. Insider.  I wish to express my gratitude for Insider’s willingness to take the time to respond as I understand they are incredibly busy of late.

UM:  Not certain if you have information on the death of conservative blogger Andrew 

Egypt Designates Israel Its Top Enemy — Obama Restores Military Aid

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Egypt’s parliament, which is dominated by two pro-Sharia Islamic supremacist groups, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists, voted unanimously last Monday to expel Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, and signaled that the Camp David Accords would soon be a thing of the past: Egypt, the parliamentarians declared, would “never” be Israel’s ally. In fact, Israel was Egypt’s “number one enemy.” And how did Barack Obama respond to this egregious trampling upon the agreement that has kept an uneasy peace between Israel and Egypt for thirty years? By announcing a resumption of military aid to Egypt.
From the beginning of the “Arab Spring,” I said repeatedly that it was not a democracy movement, as the Western press was claiming, but an Islamic supremacist takeover that would result in the creation of Sharia states that would be far more hostile to the U.S. and Israel than the Arab nationalist regimes they were supplanting. This assessment was greeted with the usual scorn: the Islamic

Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

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Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

By Brigitte Gabriel, Frank Gaffney

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims.
That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
CAIR claims this bill would have the opposite effect – infringing upon Muslims’ and others’ right to freedom of religion. CAIR’s real motivation, however, is not to safeguard the U.S. Constitution, but rather to promote the insinuation here of Shariah, a totalitarian Islamic political-military-legal doctrine. Shariah requires and enforces discrimination against women, children, homosexuals, atheists, members of other religions such as Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians, as well as Muslims who repudiate the dictates of that doctrine.
A review of the actual language of the American Laws for American Courts legislation shows that CAIR is deliberately and falsely characterizing it as anti-Shariah. As we shall see, ALAC is not targeted at either Shariah or Islam. Unlike a constitutional amendment to the State of Oklahoma’s constitution that was approved in 2010 by seventy percent of the voters, neither term is mentioned anywhere in ALAC’s bill language. (A complete comparison can be found here: .)
ALAC’s very different approach was vindicated when the Council on American Islamic Relations succeeded in challenging the Oklahoma amendment on the grounds that it singled out Shariah law and therefore was ruled unconstitutional. Instead, ALAC is crafted to prevent the infringement in our court system on individual liberties by any foreign laws or legal doctrines, a phenomenon known as “transnationalism.”
This is made necessary since America has unique values of liberty that do not exist in many foreign legal systems. Among those guaranteed rights and privileges are: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, due process and equal protection under the law, the right to privacy and the right to keep and bear arms.
Unfortunately, increasingly, foreign laws and legal doctrines that would restrict or deny these liberties are finding their way into U.S. court cases, thanks largely to the rulings of transnationalist judges. In some instances, these judges are permitting the use of Shariah to adjudicate disputes on their dockets.
The appeal of the American Laws for American Courts model for preventing such intrusions of unconstitutional foreign laws is evident from the fact that it has been enacted to date in three states: Tennessee in April 2010, in Louisiana in June 2010 and in Arizona in May 2011. And ALAC’s fundamental constitutionality is evident in the fact that neither CAIR nor anyone else has filed a legal challenge to any of these three laws, let alone succeeded in getting ALAC struck down.
Knowing that a legal challenge to American Laws for American Courts is hopeless, CAIR has stooped to launching dishonest and misleading attacks against an initiative designed to preserve our freedoms.
How, one might ask, can an American organization oppose legislation that is crafted to form a reinforcing bulwark to protect our most fundamental freedoms against foreign laws that do not respect them? The answer lies, in part, with the nature of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
The Department of Justice has named CAIR as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood (and its Palestinian franchise: the officially designated terrorist group, Hamas). Evidence introduced in the Holy Land Foundation trial established

Democrats Doing Their Best to Ignore Obamacare Anniversary

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Democrats Doing Their Best to Ignore Obamacare Anniversary

March 23, 2012
Today marks Obamacare’s second (and hopefully last) birthday, but don’t expect any fanfare or parties. There are no ticker tape parades planned, no balloons bought, and no cake to be handed out. In reality, President Obama is spending most of the day hoping that everyone forgets what was once supposed to be his most glorious accomplishment.
When asked earlier this week if Americans could expect to hear from the president on the anniversary of the health care law, White House press secretary Jay Carney demurred. “The president is focused on doing everything he can, with Congress and independently, to help our economy grow and create jobs,” Carney said. “The president does speak about health care on occasion and will continue to do that, but he is focused on a forward agenda right now.”
Translated out of Washington campaign speak: “Heck no we’re not going to talk about Obamacare!

IF I WERE THE DEVIL: Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation)

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U.S. soldier charged with 17 murders in Afghan killings

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KABUL | Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:44pm EDT
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant was formally charged with 17 counts of murder on Friday for killing eight adults and nine children in a pre-dawn shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan that further eroded U.S.-Afghan relations already frayed by a decade of war.
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated 38-year-old veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, also was charged with six counts each of assault and attempted murder for attacking two other adults and four children in the March 11 shooting spree, a U.S. armed forces statement said.
Premeditated murder is a capital offence under the U.S. military justice code, so Bales could face the death penalty if convicted. He would face a mandatory minimum sentence, if convicted, of life imprisonment with eligibility for parole, the military statement said.
Bales is accused of walking off his base under cover of darkness and opening fire at civilians in their homes in at least two different villages in Panjwai district in Kandahar province. Defense officials said four men, four women and nine children were killed. A man, a woman and four children were wounded or shot at.

Socialist Party of America Releases The Names of 70 Democrat Members Of Congress Who Are Members Of Their Caucus

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 Socialist Party of America Caucus

MA Socialist Party of America Caucus
“This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The radical Marxist-progressives (communists) took control of the democrat party some time ago. They’ve only become more emboldened with the election of Barack Obama, who was raised as a communist from birth.
With their new found leader, Barack Obama, the Socialist Party of America felt secure enough to announce the names of 70 democrats in Congress that belong to their caucus.”
MA Members of the Socialist Party of America Caucus are as follows:
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.
This admission was recently posted on

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,
Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress?
A: See the listing below

Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

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Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

By Michael McCune
“I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”–Thomas Jefferson

Government NEET Counting Covers Economy’s Weakness

Mike McCune Government NEET Counting Covers Economys WeaknessGovernment is fond of spouting its version of the truth while forgetting the jury also demands the whole truth and nothing but the truth. With that established most everyone is familiar with “NEET”, a cosmetic used to remove unwanted hair growth, but are you aware government actually has a program called NEETs which it uses to hide the true size of the unemployment problem?

The new Nazis kill them right in the cities

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The new Nazis kill them right in the citieEs. And the killing will not stop until the Muslim occupation of Europe comes to an end.


BY Daniel Greenfield
There was a time when Jewish children were hunted down and killed in France. Their killers believed themselves to be members of a superior group that was destined to rule the world and enslave or exterminate members of inferior groups. The cowardice and appeasement of the French authorities Like the Government we have here in the USA right now) allowed them to operate freely, to kill Jews and launch attacks on other countries.
What was then is now again. The occupying army doesn’t wear uniforms, it wears keffiyahs. It doesn’t speak German, it speaks Arabic. It doesn’t believe that it is superior for reasons of race as much as for reasons of religion. It does not view all others as Untermenschen, but as infidels. It looks forward not to a thousand year Reich, but to a thousand year Caliphate

Mohammed Merah did not chase down a French-Jewish seven-year-old girl, put a gun to her head and pull the trigger because he came from an economically depressed area or any of the other media spin. He was only doing what Muslims had been doing to non-Muslims for over a thousand years. He didn’t do what he did because he was “radicalized”, he did it because he became a fully committed Muslim.
It won’t end with taking down one man and it won’t end with Jewish children. When your ideology believes that it is in a zero-sum struggle with the rest of the world and that membership means that you are a superior breed of human being because you worship the Fuhrer or Allah, then it won’t stop. It won’t ever stop. Not until the figurehead is toppled, the creed is humiliated and the supermen are shown to be cowards, neurotics, pedophiles, insecure men dressing up their weaknesses in power fantasies.
Between all the non-stop coverage, the expressions of grief, the political pandering, no one is stating the obvious. France has been occupied all over again. Once again, the occupation has been carried out with the consent of the authorities who have decided that cowardice is the only way. Vichy France has become Vichy Europe, Vichy America, Vichy Australia, where the blatant appeasement is disguised as honor, treason is portrayed as responsible leadership, and collaboration in the mass murder of your own people is never acknowledged as such.

Tea-party site booms after military crackdown

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Marine Sgt. Gary Stein
The White House may not be happy about Marine Sgt. Gary Stein’s Facebook fan page criticizing the commander in chief, but the social media have embraced him, making his page a beehive of conversation and soaring his “likes” count to over 21,000 and growing.
Stein’s Armed Forces Tea Party page was founded in April 2010 as a way to give even active military members a forum for voicing opposition to the Obama administration’s allegedly unconstitutional actions.
Stein’s first post discussed politicians’ plans to repeal Obamacare and was followed the next day by post quoting Theodore Roosevelt: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
But Stein’s assertions of free speech on Facebook – coming from an active duty Marines officer – have become a springboard for controversy.
The page is filled with comments from some cheering him on with the Marine motto, “Semper Fidelis,” while others are calling him a “traitor.”
The military has also taken notice, beginning an investigation that could lead to Stein’s dismissal from the Marine Corps.
As the Associated Press reported, Stein’s commanding officer ordered a preliminary inquiry after receiving allegations that Stein had posted political statements about Obama and declared he would not follow unlawful orders from the commander in chief.
According to Pentagon directives,

‘Democrats, Socialists and Communists…We Are All Together’: Piven Draws Chilling Connections

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Democrats, Socialists and Communists...We Are All Together: Frances Fox Piven Draws Chilling Connections
Renown Leftist Activist: Frances Fox Piven.
According to Frances Fox Piven:
  • The Occupy Movement is made up of “All parts of the Left.”
  • That includes proudly: “Democrats, Socialists, Communists, Anarchists.”
  • Must all work together because of the “Huge task of transforming America and the world.” 
  • “We are all together”
At last weekend’s Left Forum 2012, the annual pep-rally for liberal thought, renown leftist professor and activist Frances Fox Piven shown some light onto the makeup of the current America Left.  In this minute  of audio, Piven tells the packed auditorium which worldview philosophies embody their movement:
“There is room for all of us. Religious leftists, people who think peace is the answer, those who think that wholesome food is what we really need, ecologists and old-fashioned Democrats,  Democratic Socialists, Socialists and Communists.” 
Piven goes on to discuss the major undertaking that the leftist movement is working on and why these ideologies must unite:
“We can work together because we have a really huge task before us, transforming America and the World.” 
Both statements were met with applause and agreement from the audience of over one thousand.

The genesis of the Occupy movement was a theme that gripped the Forum this year.  The evicted movement has made some dark predictions over their plans for this spring.  However, Piven’s comments were just one of many revealing facts about the movement to come.  Stay tuned.


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In a segment that is sure to garner attention, Geraldo Rivera said that the Trayvon Martin shooting can partially be traced back to Martin’s clothing choice: a hoodie.
To be sure, Geraldo did make sure to go after the shooter, George Zimmerman, who many believe to be motivated by racist hate. But he also offered a new theory.
“I believe that George Zimmerman, the overzealous neighborhood watch captain, should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law and if he is criminally liable he should be prosecuted,” Geraldo said. “But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters, particularly, to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”
“When you see a kid walking down the street, particularly a dark-skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled out when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles, ‘Take that hood off!’”
He went on to say that people associate the hoodie with crime.
“You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a gangster– you’re going to be a gangster want-to-be. Well, people are going to perceive you as a menace, that’s what happens.”
That wasn’t all, he added that while Martin is “innocent,“ ”I’ll bet you money, that if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.”
“You cannot rehabilitate the hoodie!” he exclaimed later. “Stop wearing it!”
“He wore an outfit that allowed someone to respond in this irrational, overzealous way, and if he’d been dressed more appropriately–,” he added before saying hoodies should be left for rainy days and track meets.*
You can watch the segment below:

*(According to the Associated Press, it was raining the night of Martin’s death.)


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 Tea Party Views
"I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes." Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
With no malice aforethought, can anyone make any sense out of the recent acts and deeds of President Obama to wit?;

He nixed the XL Pipeline, which would have brought millions of gallons of oil from Canada to America which may have lowered the price of a gallon of gas.
However, today while touring the mid west (aka 'campaigning on the tax payer's dollars') to inform the citizenry, he took credit for the piece of pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur TX over which he has no authority - it's a state's project, and which will not markedly assist our energy crisis because it does not connect to the XL Pipeline from Canada whose oil is now being shipped to China.

As of today, he blamed Congress for the 1/2 billion dollar loss of tax funds in connection with the failed Solyndra project; even though the funding for that project had exactly three moderate Republican votes in Congress in favor; one from Arlen Specter who later changed parties, and two votes from moderates from Maine - one of whom will not seek office this year (wonder why). Talk about gonads big as a badger's.

He is practicing fuzzy math about twice as bad as Gore (or was it Kerry?). At least a dozen times during his mid west tour he preached that the U.S. has only 2% of the world's oil reserves, but uses 20%; trying to make the point that it's not his fault for such high gas prices. The problem with this statement is that he doesn't NOT count the 'reserves' on federal lands such as millions of square miles of oil sands/shale on either side of the Continental Divide, nor untapped reserves along the east and west coasts far enough from the shoreline that the states would have no problem with drilling; no encouragement to drill in Anwar, a desolate area in Alaska larger than the state of Texas, nor does he count the billions (some experts estimate in the trillions) of cubic feet of untapped natural gas on federal lands. Three reputable organizations performed studies and opined that the amount of energy reserves on federal lands would last America at its present consumption rate for more than forty years - providing ample time to develop better energy friendly systems. But the President is so enthralled with alternate fuel sources that he cannot bring himself to recognize that the Chevy Volt (into which he poured millions of tax dollars) has been questionable at best (some caught on fire; others were recalled; production has been and will be stopped for five more months - not to mention the higher price for these type of autos that many cannot afford), nor will he admit to the many failures which are more than just Solyndra. And he's a graduate of Harvard??????

He went to Brazil and encouraged them to increase their production of oil (they don't use oil; all their vehicles run exclusively on etha-caine which to my knowledge he's never pursued) and begin importing it, and promised their President the U.S. would purchase "many barrels of oil". He did that while trying to convince Americans his plan was to wean America off of fossil fuels!

This truly is a remarkable President; but not in the terms reserved for Abe Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, or George Washington - more like those reserved for Woodrow Wilson; one of our worst and the President who encouraged the open door of socialism of which President Obama is such a fervent lover.
David Earnest
 For God and Country


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Drive so that your driver's license expires before you do.

House Repeals Medicare Cost Board on Party Lines

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House Repeals Medicare Cost Board on Party Lines

 WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House has voted along party lines to repeal a Medicare cost-control board that is part of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul law.

The 223-181 vote sets up what Republicans hope to turn into a potent election-year issue as both parties compete for the votes of seniors.
The Independent Payment Advisory Board has yet to be appointed, let alone propose any cuts. It was created to keep Medicare costs from zooming out of control by forcing cuts on service providers.
Republicans have branded the board as a rationing agency, and some GOP lawmakers say the issue is the successor to the debunked accusation that Obama's law provided for "death panels."
Democrats say they welcome the debate.
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WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: America doesn’t have a racial problem – America has an Obama problem…

A brief interview via email with our longtime D.C. Insider.  I wish to express my gratitude for Insider’s willingness to take the time to respond as I understand they are incredibly busy of late.

UM:  Not certain if you have information on the death of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart but it was requested by many readers that I ask you regardless.

Pelosi Defends Obamacare Using… Declaration of Independence

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Did you know the president’s controversial health care law helps guarantee “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?” That’s what Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor on Wednesday.
“I appreciate [my colleague's] leadership on helping us honor what our founders put forth in our founding documents, which is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi told her colleagues, citing the Declaration of Independence. “And that is exactly what the Affordable Care Act helps to guarantee.”
She wasn’t done.
“A healthier life, the liberty to pursue happiness, free of the constraints that lack of healthcare might provide to a family,” she said. “If you want to be photographer, a writer, an artist, a musician, you can do so. If you what to start a business, if you want to change jobs, under the Affordable Care Act, you have that liberty to pursue your happiness.”

The fact that Pelosi would use the Declaration to defend Obamacare is likely to flummox many, especially considering the administration’s past move forcing Catholic employers to provide birth control to their employees.

ObamaCare's Costs Are Soaring

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One year after the passage of ObamaCare, this paper published an op-ed I wrote ("ObamaCare and Carey's Heart") about how America's health-care system saved my daughter's life, and describing how implementing this law will limit innovation, lead to rationing, and lower the quality of care. Now, two years out, I would like to focus on the budgetary disaster.
As a candidate, Barack Obama repeatedly claimed that his health-care plan would lower annual family health-insurance premiums by $2,500 before the end of his first term as president. But the Kaiser Family Foundation recently reported that the average family premium has increased $2,200 since the start of this administration.

Then there is the higher cost to taxpayers. The CBO's initial estimate in March 2010 of ObamaCare's budget impact showed it saving money, reducing the federal deficit by $143 billion in the first 10 years. But that positive estimate was largely the product of gimmicks inserted into the bill by Democratic leaders to hide the law's true cost.
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Sure enough, the administration last October announced it would not implement one of those gimmicks, a long-term care program called the Class Act, because it was financially unworkable. 

Sweeping changes proposed for Michigan concealed handgun law

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John Barnes |
Brook Timmons, 23, shops for a handgun with her husband last year in preparation for taking a concealed permit course. New applicants who take extra training would be able to carry concealed guns in churches, schools and other "pistol-free" zones under a new proposal.
Michigan’s 83 county gun boards would be eliminated under the most sweeping rewrite in a decade proposed for Michigan’s concealed weapons law.
The legislation, to be outlined Thursday at a Senate Committee, includes a score of changes. Among them:
Allow concealed pistols in so-called “gun-free” zones -- such as churches, schools and sports stadiums -- for those who receive extra training.
Shift permit approvals to county sheriffs from gun boards in place since 1927.
Cut licensing delays, remove financial obstacles to appealing denials, and make it easier to renew.
Measures aimed at improving mandatory reports on permit holders’ misbehavior are also in development, an outgrowth of an MLive Media Group investigation that found the reports could not be trusted.

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.

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A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.

By Dennis Prager.

To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal, and honored to be so.  There is no greater calling than to teach young people.  I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school.  I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.  I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white.  I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships.  The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity.  And the only national identity this school will care about is American.

This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans.  If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere.  We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America, one of its three central values – E Pluribus Unum, "from many, one."  And this school will be guided by America’s values.  This includes all after-school clubs.  I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities.  This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties.  Those clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself.  So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your native language.  My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible.  The English language has united America 's citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school.  It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country.  And if you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market.  We will learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English --but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

Third, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status.  This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly.  Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school.  These people have their priorities backward.  Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events.  If you can't speak without using the f-word, you can't speak.  By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as "Nigger," even when used by one black student to address another black, or "bitch," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend.  It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs.  In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it.  One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda.  No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming.  No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue.  There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian.  We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate -- to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country.  As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.

Minnesota Man Thrown in Jail for…Failing to Put Up Siding on His Home

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A Minnesota man was arrested and thrown in jail after failing to complete the siding on his home. (Image source: KSTP-TV)

Minnesota Man Mitch Faber Thrown in Jail for Failing to Put Up Siding on His Home
Mitch Faber spent two days in jail before a judge released him for electronic home monitoring. (Image source: KSTP-TV)
A Minnesota man was arrested and thrown in jail — all because city officials said he had not properly put up siding on his house.
Officials in Burnsville, Minn. cited Mitch Faber with “having an unfinished exterior” when, nearly four years after he started it, his home’s stucco project was not complete, Fox News reported.
Faber told Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV he always intended to finish the project, but that he ran into financial trouble when the economy took a turn.
His first encounter with the city happened in 2007 when he got a letter saying the siding needed to be finished.
“We were in the process of finishing,” Faber told the station. “This wasn’t something that we were trying to avoid doing.”
There were two more letters in 2009 and another in 2010, which required Faber to appear in court. That’s when, he told KSTP, he was instructed in no uncertain terms: Finish the siding or go to jail.
In order to comply, Faber and his wife spent $12,000 to put a stucco facade over their house’s plywood exterior. It wasn’t enough: Last November, Faber was arrested after city inspectors concluded the work wasn’t up to code.
According to a statement on the city’s Facebook page — posted after the story made local headlines — a judge issued a bench warrant for Faber’s arrest after the inspectors determined the work was not complete. He was arrested during a routine traffic stop.
There were two more letters in 2009 and another in 2010, which required Faber to appear in court. That’s when, he told KSTP, he was instructed in no uncertain terms: Finish the siding or go to jail.
In order to comply, Faber and his wife spent $12,000 to put a stucco facade over their house’s plywood exterior. It wasn’t enough: Last November, Faber was arrested after city inspectors concluded the work wasn’t up to code.

Holder’s ‘All-Out War’ on Voter IDs Is Obama Re-election Tool Read more on Ken Blackwell: Holder’s ‘All-Out War’ on Voter IDs Is Obama Re-election Tool Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

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Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell tells Newsmax that the Obama administration has “launched an all-out war on voter ID laws” to bolster the president’s re-election chances.
The Republican activist also asserts that voter ID laws offer a “reasonable safeguard” to protect against voter fraud and ballot-box stuffing.
Read more on Ken Blackwell: Holder’s ‘All-Out War’ on Voter IDs Is Obama Re-election Tool
Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!
Blackwell, who was secretary of state in Ohio from 1999 to 2007, also has been mayor of Cincinnati, undersecretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the George H.W. Bush administration, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He now is vice chairman of the Republican National Committee's Platform Committee and a senior fellow with the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU).
The ACRU has launched a new campaign called Protect Your Vote, an effort to protect states’ rights to require voters to present ID cards at the polling place.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Blackwell discusses the rationale behind the ACRU campaign.
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“Protecting the integrity of the ballot box is essential to our democracy,” Blackwell says.
“Laws requiring voters to show identification at the polls are common-sense measures to prevent fraud and corruption and to ensure that each year’s election returns accurately reflect the will of the people.
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