Saturday, July 21, 2012

ANOTHER WARNING OF GOD'S PROTECTION BEING REMOVED

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   TODAY THE MOURNING BEGINS AGAIN AS WE REMEMBER THE LOST LIVES IN ANOTHER SENSELESS SHOOTING.  THE KILLER IS IN JAIL REFUSING TO EXPLAIN WHY.  WHY REALLY DOES NOT MATTER JUST YET AS WE SORROW OVER THE DEAD AND INJURED.  WHAT DOES MATTER IS THE RESPONSES WE SEE COMING FORTH FROM MANY OF OUR POLITICAL PUNDITS AND LEADERS.

   EVEN BEFORE WE HAD ANY CONCRETE EVIDENCE BEING PRODUCED POLITICAL LEADERS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WERE THROWING THEIR OWN POLITICAL SPIN ON WHO, WHAT AND WHY.

   THOSE WHO ARE ADAMANT ABOUT STRICTER GUN CONTROL WERE SCREAMING ABOUT TOUGHER LAWS WHEN THEY ARE UNABLE AND INCAPABLE OF ENFORCING THE ONES WE HAVE.  COMMON SENSE FLIES OUT THE WINDOW AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR TIRADES OF IGNORANCE AND VITRIOL.  

   OTHERS CRY OUT THAT ITS THE WORK OF OPPOSING POLITICAL PARTIES THAT ARE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF AMERICA'S CITIZENS.  DISTRACTION POLICIES CONTINUE TO BE UTILIZED AS THE TRUE LOSS GETS IGNORED IN THE RUSH TO GAIN POLITICAL UPMANSHIP.

   WHAT IS THE TRUE LOSS WE HAVE FACED?  IT IS THE LOSS OF MORE OF OUR COMPASSION AS A NATION AND A PEOPLE.  MANY CHEER THE ACTIONS OF THE KILLER CRYING ITS TOO BAD HE DIDN'T KILL MORE.  THIS IS WHAT OUR NATION HAS COME TO.  WE CELEBRATE THE TAKING OF INNOCENT LIFE AND CRY OUT FOR MORE.  WE IGNORE THE PAIN AND SUFFERING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS EXPERIENCE IN THE THRILL OF WALLOWING IN THE GORE. WE NO LONGER LOOK WITH DEEP COMPASSION ON THE VICTIMS AND DO ALL WE CAN TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND STRENGTH.

   EVENTS THAT SHOULD CALL OUT FOR US TO STAND FOR DECENCY AND JUSTICE IS THROWN ASIDE.  AMERICA HAS LOST THE GOODNESS AND COMPASSION SHE BORE FOR SO MANY DECADES.  WE SEEK EVERY ADVANTAGE FOR OURSELVES AND SELFISHLY IGNORE OUR REAL CALLING.

  WAS THIS A SET UP TO DRIVE MANY TO CALL FOR A TREATY REMOVING ALL WEAPONS FROM AMERICANS?  POSSIBLY.  THE PROGRESSIVE "CONTROL FREAKS" USE IT AS SUCH. IS OUR GOVERNMENT INVOLVED AND WOULD THEY DO THIS?/ POSSIBLY.

  ONLY TIME WILL TELL.  BUT IN THE MEANTIME WE HAVE MANY AMERICANS WHO NEED THE COMPASSION THAT AMERICA ONCE HELD FOR THOSE WHO ARE HURTING.  WE NEED TO TELL THE POLITICIANS TO SHUT UP AND CRAWL BACK INTO THEIR HOLES AS THEY ARE OF NO USE DURING THIS TIME.  AMERICANS WHO STILL BELIEVE IN THE COVENANT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS MADE WITH GOD NEED TO RISE UP AND REACH OUT WITH CHRIST'S LOVE AND SHOW THESE INJURED AMERICANS THAT WE CARE.  AND NOT JUST THOSE FROM COLORADO BUT THOSE ALL OVER THIS NATION.  WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED DEFENDING OUR NATION AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED. WE CAN NOT LEAVE THEM ALONE ANYMORE.  WE ARE THE CHOSEN NATION TO BE THE LIGHT TO THE LOST, THE HURT AND THE GRIEVING.

   WILL WE DO THIS?  I TRULY HOPE SO.  GOD HOPES WE WILL.  IF WE WILL NOT WE WILL CONTINUE TO PAY THE PRICE OF OUR REBELLION UNTIL WE DO.  THE CHOICE IS OURS.  ITS NOT THAT HARD A THING TO DO.  AND GOD WILL NOT HEAR OUR PRAYERS UNTIL WE DO.

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   IF  MY PEOPLE  WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME    WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES   AND PRAY   AND SEEK MY FACE    AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS,    THEN   I   WILL   HEAR FROM HEAVEN,   AND FORGIVE THEIR SIN    AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.

   THIS CALL IS TO THE CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA FIRST AND FOREMOST.    AND IT IS PREDICATED ON [ IF ]  WE WILL DO THESE THINGS.   THE CHURCH HAS DROPPED THE RESPONSIBILITIES GOD GAVE US TO DO.  WE LET THE GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER WORKS THEY ARE NEITHER CAPABLE OR ABLE TO PERFORM.  THIS IS THE CHURCH'S JOB.  WILL WE FOLLOW GOD'S WORDS?  WILL WE DO WHAT GOD STATES WE MUST TO RESTORE HIS BLESSINGS AND PROTECTIONS ON OUR LAND?  WE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT GOD IS SPEAKING TO.  HE IS NOT SPEAKING TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR THEY ARE NOT CALLED BY HIS NAME AND ARE NOT HIS PEOPLE.  WE ARE.  THE TRUE BIBLE BELIEVING SPIRIT FILLED MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD.  IF WE DO NOT WHO IS LEFT?

ANOTHER TAXPAYER FUNDED VACATION FOR QUEEN MICHELLE

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Our U.S. "Tax Dollars" at work....paying for "another" European Trip to the Olympics for the "King and Queen and her court" from the United States. All on the "tax payer dime" ! Certainly not on the "Welfare / Medicare / Medicaid / and "Illegal Chiseler's " tab....

Leaving on a jet plane

Warm up the plane. Someone is traveling again. Despite all of the left’s whining about global warming, fossil fuels and the treatment afforded the so-called 1%, there is not a word from the left about this.

Who is getting on the plane, where are they going and why is it an outrage?
Michelle Obama is heading to London for the Olympics. You remember her don’t you? She was never proud of her country until she had a luxury Air Force jet at her disposal to fly her around the world at taxpayer expense.
While Americans have suffered under the Great Obama Depression, she has taken luxury vacations. Who can forget her trip to the six star Spanish resort in 2009? That one cost millions, including the tab for her security detail. That trip is now costing even more money because the Obama Regime will not release cost details about the trip to Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request, which the Regime simply ignored.
Now they are having to defend the law suit that Judicial Watch filed.
In 2010, Michelle Obama, her daughters and mother, along with some other friends took the taxpayers for a ride when they flew to Africa for a luxury safari. At the last minute, a few official events were thrown in to make the trip seem a little more than an all expense paid vacation.
A lot of Americans would like to go to the Olympics in London but unfortunately most Americans’ net worth has dropped 40% during her husband’s term.
The Regime has gotten a little smarter on this issue. Michelle Obama is going to be leading an American delegation to the Olympic games.
Excuse me?
Can we say this is a very thinly veiled excuse for another all expense paid vacation for Queen Michelle, paid for by hard working Americans?
America does have a delegation to the Olympic Games. It is called the America Olympic Team.
So Michelle Obama is going to go to Britain for the Olympics. She is going to stay in a magnificent hotel somewhere. Neither she nor her multi-millionaire husband will have to pay a dime for their trip. She will wander around the Olympic venues pulling the media away from the American Olympians who have trained their entire lives for this moment and who deserve the attention of the media.
Perhaps while she is there, she can ask the Olympians to put the medals they win on EBay and contribute the sales price to the Obama reelection campaign.
I will be glad to see the day when Mitt Romney is in the White House and Michelle Obama has to start paying for her own vacations.
And, may I add that the King and Queen of the USA plus the two princesses did not attend Prince William’s wedding because THEY WERE NOT INVITED, otherwise we would have been paying for Bo’s (the dog) plane also!

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

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Another poem about freedom
Freedom, is never free,
And the moment we stop fighting for it
that’s the moment it will cease to be.
Freedom is a muscle,
And it needs be exercised every day
It’s the integral part of the American heart
And it can never be taken away.
The socialists and capitalists,
At work in our fair country
Are the thing we must exercise our muscle on
Or it will go into dystrophy.
We all must stand as brothers,
And on our own as well;
Freedom’s fight is forever,
or surely it will be quelled
 
Freedom is never free
And the moment you each stop fighting for it,
That’s the moment it will be taken from ye.
By David M Sleeper

CROSSING OBAMA CAN BE DEADLY!

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Crossing Obama Can Be Deadly!

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Mysterious Deaths Surround Obama!

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Obama’s “Dead Pool”
Deaths connected to the Obama White House
By NACHUMLIST

Andrew Breitbart - Died of a massive heart attack, walking outside late at night, alone, in the dark approximately one week before he was to produce tapes of Obama’s extremist activities in college. More speculation: Breitbart: “Wait ‘Til They See What Happens March 1st”, Breitbart’s Footage Shows Obama ‘Palling Around’ With Terrorists….. Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I Spoke with Andrew Breitbart Shortly Before he Died ……An Eyewitness Speaks Out About Andrew Breitbart’s Death Scene… Breitbart’s skin color described as bright red. … Was Andrew Breitbart assassinated?…More murder speculation: Was Andrew Breitbart Murdered? Los Angeles Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure.

Steve Bridges Dies At 48 – Impersonator Who Offended 0bama …Steve Bridges as President Obama – August 2011 ….It appeared that he died of natural causes
The deaths of Seal Team Six …who never would fly an entire company in one helicopter alone.
Kam Kuwata - was found dead inside his Venice home after friend — concerned that they had not heard from him for a few days — alerted police. Political consultant in California. Democratic insider. Possibly the Obama consultant referred to in the Ulsterman Report: Allegedly viewed bizarre drug induced behavior from Obama during the the 2008 campaign: “The Troubling Timeline”…. The Death of a Political Operative – The Troubling Timeline… (UPDATED)
Did Obama Assassinate Clinton delegates? Bill Gwatney and Stephanie Tubbs Jones?………… Hollywood Producer Bettina Viviano: Bill Clinton Directly Told Me Barack Obama Not Eligible – ….Caucus death threats (audio)… also reported by Jerome Corsi at WND: Hillary supporter’s untold Obama horror stories Allegations of intimidation, manipulation, sudden death
Bill Gwatney, a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a Clinton super delegate at an upcoming convention in Denver and was fatally shot in 2008. Shooter had a post-it note with a mystery phone number.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones: found brain dead in 2008. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Cleveland, a super delegate and one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent black supporters, was found in her car unconscious
Obama’s grandmother, [Madelyn Payne Dunham], died 2 days before the general election. Flew up to see her for one hour – alone.
Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr.- A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church
Christopher Kelly -Committed suicide, under pressure to testify against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich
John Wheeler III- former presidential and Pentagon aide John Wheeler III was found in a Delaware garbage dump. Wheeler’s cell phone discovered – Cause of death released in Wheeler case, blunt force trauma — Wheeler’s cell phone found in a taxi — His family wants information – John Wheeler was assassinated by a hitman in a targeted killing, his widow has claimed – Who killed Jack Wheeler?
Donald Young- Openly gay friend of Obama’s at Murdered at Trinity Church in Chicago-…Key Witness In Obama Passport Fraud Case - Video report: Obama-Donald Young murder (December 24, 2007)……….All 3 Homosexual Members Of Obama’s Trinity Church Murdered Within 6 Weeks.
Larry Bland and Nate Spencer: Two other black members of Trinity Church Murdered at the same time – Report: Mother Of Obama’s Murdered Gay Lover Speaks Up – With Video
Beverly Eckert, Continental Flight Victim, Was 9/11 Widow (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW), was at the White House with Barack Obama, part of a meeting the president had with relatives of those killed in the 2001 attacks
Michael Scott Although Chicago school board president Michael Scott’s death had been ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office, Chicago police characterized the case as a death investigation, and have not concluded that Scott’s death was a suicide- was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury looking into the admissions practices of Chicago’s elite schools. -also was under scrutiny over Olympics-related real estate dealings.
David Koschman, murdered in a Chicago Rush Street brawl by Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of Mayor Daley and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley- Homicide case involving Daley nephew closed without charges, Witness to Killing Involving Daley Nephew: Deceased Didn’t Start It

Ashley Turton, wife of the Obama administration’s House of Representatives liaison, Dan Turton, was found dead in a burning car Monday morning, Roll Call and other news outlets are reporting. Fire officials said it appeared the car crashed as it was pulling in or out of the garage behind a rowhouse in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., at about 5 a.m. Neighbors dialed 911 after spotting the fire. The body was discovered after fire crews doused the blaze. The fire also charred part of the garage. Nobody in the house was injured, fire officials said. Ashley Turton worked as a lobbyist for the utility giant Progress Energy, according to Politico. She was a former staffer for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. The Rahm Emanuel Connection to the Deceased Ashley Turton, — The ATF investigates – Ashley Turton Crashed Under the Influence
Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, Obama’s First Dog Trainer Dies At 52. Rumored to be salaried at over $102,000 per year at tax-payer expense
“Mama Lois” Anderson, 79, and her 52 year old daughter Zelda White: Two US women aid workers were shot dead in Nairobi in Kenya (2008) were the retired Presbyterian Church missionaries of Pennsylvania (USA), known to thousands of Africans. The suspected killers of the US women, who were travelling in a car with diplomatic license plates, allegedly shot dead by police later. They were well known for their work. There is speculation that they possibly had knowledge of the birth and care for Barack Obama in Kenya and were later murdered to cover the trail. When murdered, the Husband had his full wallet which the thieves/car jacker didn’t take, and there was never a connection made to the said attackers the police later shot dead, but blamed for the double homicide/car jacking. Their church was burned in 2008, possibly to destroy any possible birth records there. Then police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali was later removed from office by Obama supported Kenyan strongman Odinga. All possible witnesses ended up dead, all possible records of the care of infant Obama burned in the church fire, and the public official responsible out of office.
The Rumor Mill….
Obama Death List
“SARAH BERKLEY Author of “The Jihad at the Ballot Box” – a book examining Obama’s relationship with radical Islam. Died in a mysterious car crash in 2003.
RUSSELL MCDOUGAL Former FBI operative, January 23rd, 2007. McDougal was known to hold sensitive information about meetings Barack Obama had with arms smugglers. His wife was murdered March 2006 after he went public with his initial reports. His father died July 8, 2006 four hours after McDougal presented his findings on the Savage Nation. Suffered administrative retaliation after reporting discussions by jihadist groups concerning Obama to his superiors.
RODRIGO VILLALOPEZ, a television news camera man who shot the footage of Obama describing small town voters as “bitter” and “clinging to their guns during the primary season.
BRIAN GORING – A defense attorney for Obama patron Antoin Rezko during his trial for extortion and bribery. Died of apparent “natural causes.”
MERCEDES HUGLEY, one of Obama’s many white, female conquests while at Harvard. Filed sexual assault charges against Obama for date rape in 1990. Because “date rape” was not considered a crime like it is today, she ended up dropping the charges. Two years later, she was found dead of an apparent cocaine overdose.
TAMIKA HILL – A former secretary for Obama’s office in Chicago was murdered July 6, 2005 at a rib shack in the south side. Hill had spoken off the record with a reporter from the Chicago Sun Times about meetings Obama had with black militants in the city. She was murdered before she could ever be properly interviewed.
HASAD AL SHAREEZ – FBI informant. Reported to his handler in January 2001 that he had a tape of a person named simply “B. Hussein” meeting with 9/11 hijacker Mohatma Atta in Prague. Was found shot in the basement of a mosque in Dearborn, MI in October, 2001.
DARSANO RAHARDJO Childhood classmate of Barack Obama when he attended a madrassa in Indonesia. Was found with his head cut off in a Jakarta alley way in 1970. Many children at the school attributed Rahardjo’s murder to the young Barack Obama. It was likely done as an initiation ritual, since Islam demands that a boy spill another’s blood before the age of ten to prove their loyalty to Allah.
REVEREND DAVID MANNING Former head of the Trinity Baptist Church in Chicago. Was murdered during the apparent robbery of a catfish restaurant in 1972. Shortly afterwards, Rev. Jeremiah Wright took over as head of Trinity and a many parishioners (who later left the church) suspected Wright in having a hand in Reverend Manning’s death. Decades later, Manning’s son JAMAL MANNING was found dead of an apparent crack overdose in 2004. It was rumored he was going to bring evidence of Wright’s complicity in his father’s death. His testimony was timed to coincide with Obama’s first senate race.
CHRISTOPHER HARGROVE, a former lover of Larry Sinclair. Found dead in a hotel room of apparent auto-erotic asphyxiation in January 2001. Was said to have been enraged when he found out that Sinclair had cheated on Jackson with Obama in the back of a limousine. To get revenge, Jackson planned to release digital pictures Sinclair had taken of the encounter on the Internet.
PAUL ROTHCHILD – Democrat National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Washington DC in 2003. A “friend and trusted advisor” to senatorial candidate Barack Obama. Dead of an apparent suicide.
CURTIS “POOKIE” JACKSON – Chicago drug dealer. Was the subject of a police investigation in which he was suspected of funneling money to Obama’s many various community projects. Killed in 1998 in an apparent gang murder.
HARVEY KENYON – Head of Obama’s senatorial security team in Chicago. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside of Grant Park in 2005. Kenyon’s son said his father was building a dossier on Obama. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
SHEILA BAUGH – A Washington DC madame. Died from a gunshot wound. Reported to have a black book of people containing names of influential people who visited the prostitutes in her brothel. One of those names was allegedly Barack Obama.
KEYSHAWN “SPOON” CALWORTH – Was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose May 18, 1997. Was reported to have ties to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
LAWSHAWNA MARTIN- 26 year old mother of five, a Cabrini Green resident with a history of substance abuse. Told two of her co-workers at the Blue Peppermint Gentleman’s Club that she would have to quit work because she was pregnant again. Strongly implied that the “baby daddy” was Barack Obama. The next week, she was reported missing. No body was ever recovered, but Lawshana has not resurfaced since making those remarks.
BILL FERGUSON- Senior aide to Barack Obama. Found dead of an apparent heart attack.
GANDY BAUGH – Attorney for Obama friend Antonin Rezko died by falling out an eightieth story window of the Hancock Tower, January, 2003. His client was a convicted Chinese spy.
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God Rest Their Souls.

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Before Obama is shellacked in November, will more people be added to this list ?
Can you add anyone’s name to this list?
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Links to information about these deaths are available at the title’s links above.
H/T Kathy
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Finally! Veil lifted on Muslim rape epidemic 'They are simply living by the 7th century rules of a desert warrior'


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For years there have been reports on blogs, personal testimonials and the like, about what looked like a literal epidemic of rape by Muslim men of both women and children, especially in northern European nations where the Muslim immigrant population is high.
But the disturbing reports rarely rose to the level that would make the general population aware of the dangers that were becoming evident. After all, such a report would be blasted for attacking Islam and discriminating against Muslims.
Until now, when a case from the United Kingdom has proven so egregious it could not be ignored.



States on one expert the problem is Muslim men raping non-Muslim women. In that report, even a Muslim immigrant from Iraq was concerned, “We have a problem.”

The BBC reported that nine men were convicted of child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester, after they had “groomed” girls as young as 13. But even there, the report identified the convicts only as “Asian” while revealing their victims were white.
The Guardian took one more step and labeled them as “Pakistani,” but it took a lesser-known online news site, The Salfordian, to identify the suspects as “Muslim men” who “plied girls as young as 13 with drink and drugs so they could use them for sex ‘several times a day.’”
Now, the subject that long has been ignored or suppressed finally may be getting the attention a major crime wave would deserve, regardless of the political correctness of the facts.
Officials at The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report, have spoken up.
In a commentary just days ago, the organization noted that the three-month trial where the “nine Muslim men were found guilty of raping dozens of British children” revealed that “police and social workers in northern England repeatedly refuse to investigate Muslim pedophile gangs: they said they are afraid of being called racist.”
“The disturbing details that emerged during the trial have opened yet another chapter in a long-running debate about multiculturalism in Britain, where many say that political correctness has gone too far,” the foundation said. “Less than a month after the trial in Liverpool ended … it emerged that social workers in the city of Rotherham, also in northern England, had known for six years that a teenage mother (identified as Child S) who was murdered for bringing shame on the families of two Pakistani men who had used her for sex, was at clear risk from predatory Muslim gangs.”
The city “Safeguarding Children Board” has reviewed the case, but “key politically incorrect passages which reveal that they had known she was at particular risk from ‘Asian men’ (Muslim men) were blocked out with black lines,” the foundation charged. “The council went to court in an attempt to suppress the hidden information after an uncensored copy of the report was leaked to a British newspaper, but the legal action was eventually abandoned. The uncensored report confirmed that Child S had pursued dealings with 15 different agencies, and identified ‘numerous missed opportunities’ to protect her; observers believe the agencies failed to do so be because they did not want to be branded as racist.”
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PUBLIC PENSIONS ANOTHER FORM OF THEFT

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Public Pensions are Another Form of Theft

There is a dirty secret about state entitlements that liberals don’t want you to know. The collection of a state pension increases the chances that a pensioner will live in poverty. That’s because money put aside for state-guaranteed benefits can not be safely invested at rates that provide for more than a modest retirement unless the state subsides retirement benefits through taxes or if retirement savings are invested in riskier, higher yielding investments. Since governments are loath to raise taxes to subsidize a riskless retirement, benefits are eventually reduced. It works that way in London and Moscow as well as Madison and Sacramento.
In Moscow, public pensions and social programs helped bankrupt the Soviet Union in the 1980s while “transfer to pension status greatly increase[d] the likelihood of poverty,” according to Mervyn Matthews’ Poverty in the Soviet Union (Cambridge Press, 1986). In London, the former Labour Minister John Hutton’s Independent Public Services Pension Commission has recommended changes that would calculate pension benefits on lifetime earnings rather than current salary, in line with recommendations for pension reform from the Office for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Trade unions in U.K. say that such changes will lead to “increased pensioner poverty.” In Madison, WI public retirement applications have risen 73 percent according to the Wall Street Journal as workers try to lock in higher retirement benefits that will likely shrink for those public employees retiring in the future.
Increasingly state governments in the US are facing budget shortfalls over entitlements paid to public servants and those on the public dole. And like the Social Security program, the shortfalls have been wholly predictable as government makes bigger and bigger promises to a select number of citizens who then take up a bigger share of the public pie.
Behind the rhetoric and the rants about state entitlement programs is one simple question: Who wants to pay for expanded public retirement and health care entitlements?
It’s a question that union organizers, doctors, teachers, state legislators and governors across the country grapple with as inflation takes a bigger bite of fixed incomes, market returns fizzle and the federal government cuts back on Medicaid payments after expanding welfare rolls through the stimulus and Obamacare. And while liberals try to make the case that entitlements play little part in the current state budget battles, simple math says otherwise. Medicaid makes up the second largest part of many state budgets, if not the largest. In fact, if governments used the same math that private pensions are mandated under the law to use to figure their liabilities, experts say the entitlement shortfalls in states’ pension systems is two-to-three times larger than has been widely reported.
Federally mandated Medicaid spending that is busting this year’s budgets in every state is the biggest story today. But fuzzy pension math is potentially the gravest budget killer. The Heritage Foundation points out that while it cost less than $1 trillion to shore up the financial system in the bank crisis of 2008, “The IMF expects that, on net present value basis – that is, the deflated total of all future costs,” the entitlement gap “will amount to about 34% of the US’s GDP.” That’s equal to $5 trillion of today’s GDP.
How did we fall into such a hole?
Take the average teacher who enters the work force at of 25 years old and who retires at the age of 65. The teacher’s savings, accumulated at ten percent of their salary for 40 years, must enjoy rates of return near 6 percent to ensure a retirement income equal to 70 percent of the salary they first enjoyed when they entered the workforce. From 1925-2004 the safest investments, US Treasuries, have returned only 3.7 percent. Corporate bonds have averaged 5.4 percent. The riskiest investments average near 10 percent but are not suitable for a state managed pension program. Nor are they reliable. Dizzying rates of return in the 1990s, in part, have led to assumptions about market returns that are unsustainable. As a result, politicians have been able to use fuzzy math to hand out bigger benefits to public employees.
It would be nice if everyone could afford to open up a bed and breakfast with their retirement savings, as was depicted in retirement planning commercials of the late 1990s. However, historic rates of return in markets don’t allow for expansive retirement dreams, no matter what Dennis Hopper told us when pitching the brokerage firm Ameriprise. In a way Hopper never imagined, he was right though when he promised us that Baby Boomers were going to “turn retirement on its head.”
In Florida for example, the state currently assumes that its pension system will return 7.75 percent annually, according a report by Milliman, an actuarial consultancy located in Vienna, Virginia that tracks pension obligations. But private pension plans can only assume at 5-6 percent rate of return currently- approximately the same rate of return that corporate bonds get historically- according to Asset International, a publication for chief investment officers. Safe rates of return are substantially smaller than those projected by the state. Consequently, the pension shortfalls will be that much greater, because states don’t realize those high rates of return. “’It's widely reported to be a $1 trillion problem, but if you dig into the numbers, it’s a $2 to $3 trillion problem,’” says David Kelly, an actuary at Mercer Investment Consulting’s Financial Strategy Group, reports Asset International about unfunded pension liabilities. “’The reported liabilities are understated by using an optimistically high … rate [of return].’”
Equally, this year’s Medicaid spending crisis has been predicated on math that is unsustainable. States, already facing budget woes, were suckered by the federal government into taking stimulus dollars that had expensive strings attached. The stimulus program sponsored by Obama and the Democrats further exacerbated the state budget problems in the future, even if it postponed them for a short while, an outrage that did not go unnoticed by conservatives.
NPR reported at the time: “Because most states must by law balance their budgets each year, a number of them have no choice except to cut their Medicaid programs, which for many states represents the largest or second-largest budget item.” T
Then Obama got out the fuzzy math calculator and proposed a cure worse than the disease: In return for the money to bailout their current Medicaid deficit and forgo the painful cuts states needed to balance their budgets back then, Obama and the Democrats proposed a bailout of Medicaid that shipped extra dollars to the state for a limited time. The bailout required states to agree not to trim Medicaid enrollees or cut benefits later on, even though the federal largesse would end in 2011. Essentially, the Democrats played the game both parties have been playing for a decade with entitlements: make more promises, add more entitlements and borrow more money to pay for today. Rather than make the system more solvent, the bailout made it more difficult for states to balance their budget this year by expanding Medicaid.
For two years the federal government shipped “enhanced” Medicaid reimbursements to states as high $2.68 for every dollar the state paid for the healthcare entitlement program designed to help the poor. But, as was laid out in the bailout plan, “enhanced” reimbursements will end in July of this year leaving state budgets worse off then before. Stimulus dollars consequently have expanded Medicaid and the states’ financial commitment to it.
It wasn’t like no one saw this coming, either.
“Budget gaps in fiscal 2012 will likely rival the critical shortfalls that states faced before enactment of the new stimulus package,” said Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government in 2009. “Cuts or reductions in growth of spending on education, health care, and other programs, and/or major tax and other revenue increases, will almost certainly be on the table once again.”
They are on the table for 2011. As a consequence, states have been forced to take the only recourse they have, which is to cut payments to medical providers in order to balance their budgets. “South Carolina is hoping to trim provider rates by 3% starting April 4 to help it close a $25 million deficit in its Medicaid department this fiscal year,” says CNN. “Managed care organizations would also see a 12.5% cut in their administrative fees. The move should save $7.5 million.” Even the New York Times admits that the program has hurt patients and has helped drive healthcare providers out of the Medicaid market.
The Times says that Dr. Saed Sahouri of Flint Michigan quit the Medicaid practice when Michigan reduced payments to physicians thereby making Medicaid uneconomical for him professionally. “My office manager was telling me to do this for a long time, and I resisted,” Dr. Sahouri told the Times. “But after a while you realize that we’re really losing money on seeing those patients, not even breaking even. We were starting to lose more and more money, month after month.”
One of the complicating factors of the entitlement crisis is a willful blindness that has government conveniently over-estimating tax revenues during recessions, in addition to over-estimating rates of return at all other times. “During the 1990-92 revenue crisis, 25 percent of all state forecasts fell short by 5 percent or more,” finds the Rockeller Institute report States’ Revenue Estimating: Cracks in the Crystal Ball. “During the 2001-03 downturn, 45 percent of all state forecasts were off by 5 percent or more. In 2009, 70 percent of all forecasts overestimated revenues by 5 percent or more.” If Bernie Madoff had used such sloppy account methods as state governments do in estimating pension liabilities and revenues, no doubt his house of cards would have collapsed more quickly. If anything, government accounting methods are hurting those people that liberals claim to care so much about, low-income workers, by creating huge entitlement deficits that require cuts in benefits which will hurt those who will have the hardest time retiring.
Recommendations by the OECD on public pension reform include a private “pillar” for public pensions which could help increase rates of returns, while guaranteeing that the safety net still exists for those who will have the most difficulty making ends meet in retirement. Also recommended are later retirement ages to take into account longer life spans. But as the OECD notes, the length of the average retirement is growing while the working age population is shrinking. That aging population, which peaks in 2050, helps explain rising healthcare costs as well.
One only needs to look at what government math has done to pension liabilities to understand the difficulties the country faces if it does not repeal Obamacare soon. The longer we leave it, the greater temptation politicians from both parties will have to start using it like a checkbook, as they have other entitlement programs.
Tinkering around the edges of our demographics won’t help that much if politicians aren’t willing to come clean as to the size of the problem that faces us in the future. Neither party has shown a real willingness to tackle entitlement reform yet, although some on the GOP side of the aisle have shown flashed that they have understand the scope of the problem and the potential difficulties.
“Is this a political weapon we are handing our adversaries? Of course it is,” GOP budget chair Rep. Paul Ryan said in March of last year. “I think everybody knows that we are walking into I guess what you would call a political trap that arguably we are setting for ourselves ... but we can’t wait. This needs leadership."
That passes the verbal portion of the test. Now it they could just pass the math portion…

OBAMA SAYS THERE ARE NO SELF MADE MEN

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Obama: There are No Self-Made Men?



Obama: There are No Self-Made Men?
President Obama blasted American entrepreneurs last weekend, boldly claiming the self-made man is an illusion to an audience in Roanoke, Virginia. Since the Obama apologists in the mainstream media are claiming that the president is being quoted out of context, here is how he led into the subject:
If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be 'cause I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something: There are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
If you don't know what that means, you must be incredibly dense. It gets worse. The president continued:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.
There is no way to read any of this and not be acutely aware of what the president is trying to do. Whenever anyone on the left tells you that you didn't earn your own success, that you had help from others — you know what's coming next…If you didn't earn what you have, you don't deserve it! And if you don't deserve what you have, it follows that…
Well, nothing actually follows from that. Suppose I'm rooting around in the woods and I stumble upon a valuable diamond. I didn't put forth any physical effort. I didn't exert any mental effort. The discovery is pure, blind luck. So you can say that, in a sense, I don't deserve it. But you don't deserve it either. It doesn't follow from the fact that I was the beneficiary of luck that others are justified from taking the diamond from me.
If the roll of the dice or the spin of the roulette wheel favors me rather than you, I can't claim that I "deserve" my winnings or that you "deserve" your losses. But it doesn't follow from those facts that you are entitled to what I have won.
Ah, but I'm being too logical. The left believes that all they have to do is undermine peoples' entitlement to whatever they have. If successful people don't deserve their success and unsuccessful people don't deserve their lack of success, the left believes they are justified in massive redistribution.
Some of President Obama's defenders have claimed that the critics are reading too much into his speech. That all that's going on here is the classic conflict between individualism and social needs. But there are degrees of disagreement. Obama's articulation of the issue is an extreme collectivist point of view. It is remarkable precisely because it is so very far outside the mainstream of contemporary thought.
That's why so many people are outraged and why there is a sudden surge of gallows humor. On Facebook and in other social media, people are sharing examples of inventors and entrepreneurs "who didn't build it."
Steve Jobs didn't create the iPad. Other people did. Bill Gates didn't create Microsoft. Others did it. I guess Michael Phelps didn't really win eight Olympic gold medals either. Think of all the help he must have had along the way.
Still, there is a serious point to be made. For more than 200 years economists have been studying the distribution of income. Granted that what each of us does affects other people, what determines how much income any one of us receives? The economists answer is straightforward. In a capitalist system, each one of us tends to receive an amount equal to our marginal contribution to nation's output of goods and services. That is, each of us tends to receive an income equal to our contribution to generating national income.
In plain English: people tend to get the value of what they produce.
There is logic to how the economic system functions. Incomes are not distributed randomly. For the most part, they are not the result of misfortune or luck. They are very much affected by the attributes the president derides: smart thinking and hard work.
In a previous post, I described how low-income families have been systematically deprived of the benefits of capitalism because of unwise regulation.
If President Obama really wanted to help those at the bottom of the income ladder he would be calling for massive deregulation, for liberating the entrepreneurial spirit and allowing the dynamics of the marketplace to meet the needs of the poor, the way they meet the needs of everyone else.
Instead of deriding and belittling people who build businesses, the president should understand how helpful they could actually be.


 by wp:  As a very wise man said,{Forrest Gump]  STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.  Obama as well as Congress and the Supreme Court need to learn and understand.  Unfortunately I do not believe they have the capability to do so.









OF ,BY, AND FOR THE GOVERNMENT

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Of, For & By the Government
The professional political class (of which I am a dues-paying member) has made it clear that they believe Barack Obama is a world-class campaigner and Mitt Romney steps on his tongue with some regularity. I have bought into this theory if only because (a) I think a sitting President deserves the benefit of the doubt, and (b) I think that Obamas biggest critics are, at a minimum, a little nutty. I have changed my mind. And this might put me into the "a little nutty" column, but I no longer care. Last month Barack Obama said, "The private sector is doing fine." Lest you think I am quoting out of context, here's what he said via the Huffington Post, not a right wing mouthpiece:
"We've created 4.3 million jobs over the past 27 months. The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government, oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don't have the same kind of flexibility of the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in."
The federal government, states the Gospel According to Obama, is the court of last resort for governors and mayors no matter how bloated the public payrolls and public pensions, nor how inefficient the delivery of services. All right. Everyone gets to make one boneheaded statement. Lord knows I've used up several lifetimes of "Get Out of Jail Free" cards for idiotic things I've said in the heat of battle on TV. But, then Obama said the other day that people who have started and built businesses are claiming credit for something they shouldn't. Obama said, in part:
"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
What? Barack Obama has never - within our sketchy knowledge of his background - had to put his personal money at risk to create anything nor to hire anyone. When Obama is talking about building a business he has no idea what he's talking about, because he's never done it. After my speech with Mullfave Donna Brazile in Cleveland earlier this week I drove down to the home territories of Marietta, Ohio 45750 to have dinner with one set of friends and breakfast the next morning with another. Both sets are small business people. They create jobs, they worry over payrolls, they are constantly looking for new clients, and their personal checking accounts are always on the table. Taken together "The private sector is doing fine" and "Somebody else made that happen" were like standing them up against a brick wall and shooting them. JP Morgan and General Electric will always do fine. Small business people don't have the armies of lawyers, lobbyists and accountants to tide them over through the rough patches. The business people in Marietta, Ohio 45750 aren't looking for gold stars. They just want to be left alone to be able to pay their employees and vendors. They don't want a shout-out from their President; but they don't need a President who is so out of touch with the world of small business that he believes they survive only by the beneficence of the government. Yes, there is an Internet and an electric grid. But Americans have been building businesses since before there WAS an America, much less before there was an Internet or electricity. This is no longer a choice between two candidates running for President. Obama has made it clear that this is an election that will determine whether an individual can succeed by his or her talent, timing, and hard work; or whether the government will be the arbiter who shall succeed and who shall not. Abraham Lincoln famously said in his Gettysburg Address that the American government was "of the people, by the people and for the people." It is time to recognize that Barack Obama truly believes that is upside down. Obama believes that the American people are of the government, by the government, and for the government. This election comes down to whether you believe in Lincoln's vision, or Obama's. It's your choice. 
 
 by wp:  The Total Lack of common sense and understanding being exhibited by Obama should make the choice easy.  His statements are an insult and demeaning to every American who has worked hard to develop and build his business.  To give the credit for each of our successes to others who have had little or no input into building it is an abomination.  His stupidity is beyond belief.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW REPORTS: SHOOTER COULD BE BLACK BLOC OCCUPY MEMBER : UPSET BECAUSE MOVIE PUT'S DOWN OWC MOVEMENT ?

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By Dean Chambers/Examiner, Michael Carl
The “Doo Doo Economics Blog” reports that Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes is a former member of the Occupy San Diego group.
After doing some research, Florida private investigator Bill Warner discovered Holmes’ ties to Occupy San Diego. Warner reported his finding in his blog post, ‘Occupy Black Bloc Member James Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater Killing 12 And Wounding 50.’
Discoveries of Holmes’ Occupy activities also call into question the accuracy of media reports claiming that Holmes’ only past offence is a traffic ticket. Holmes not only had connections to the San Diego Occupy movement, he was the subject of at least one photograph (shown here) being arrested at a San Diego Occupy protest.
However, it didn’t take long for left-leaning pundits to try and connect Holmes to the Tea Party. Earlier today ABC News reporter Brian Ross speculated than another man named James Holmes listed on a local Tea Party site was possibly the suspected shooter.
Conservatives immediately lashed out at the report on ABC News and Ross for showing media bias so quickly. Some have called for Ross to be fired for his erroneous conclusion.
The author of the economics blog, Doo Doo Economics Blog, writes that  Holmes was a member of the “black block” faction of the Occupy movement, but reportedly left the group because, ’It wasn’t radical enough.’ The blog post also includes screen shots from a site allegedly connected to Holmes who is reported to have written that, ‘He would kill everyone at the opening of the Batman movie in Colorado.’For more on this story…
Friday, July 20, 2012
JULY 19th, 2012 MOVIE REVIEW:  “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third and final installment in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, pushes the ideological envelope even further than before. It’s impossible not to feel Nolan’s disgust at Occupy Wall Street a movement the film paints as both incoherent and violent courtesy of a class warfare villain armed with nuclear weaponry. “The Dark Knight Rises” never mentions the 99 percent or other overt Occupy Wall Street slogans. But Nolan clearly summons the spirit of the ragtag movement with a propensity for violence. Bane’s henchmen literally attack Wall Street, savagely beat the rich and promise the good people of Gotham that “tomorrow, you claim what is rightfully yours.”
 
RUSH LIMBAUGH RADIO SHOW: “I even said yesterday, at the end of my whole Batman discussion, that Batman is more like Romney,” Limbaugh said on Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. “Made the point that … the rich wealthy hero in the Batman movie is more like Romney and that the Bane guy seems more like an Occupy Wall Streetguy.”
 
JULY 20th, 2012: A lone gunman dressed in riot gear and wearing a gas mask burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50. The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after police began receiving dozens of 911 calls at 12:39 a.m. MT. Police said the man appeared to have acted alone. Witnesses in the movie theater said Holmes crashed into the auditorium through an emergency exit about 30 minutes into the film, set off a smoke bomb, and began shooting. Holmes stalked the aisles of the theater, shooting at random, as panicked movie-watchers in the packed auditorium tried to escape, witnesses said.
“The suspect throws tear gas in the air, and as the tear gas appears he started shooting,” said Lamar Lane, who was watching the midnight showing of the movie with his brother. “It was very hard to breathe. I told my brother to take cover. It took awhile. I started seeing flashes and screaming, I just saw blood and people yelling and a quick glimpse of the guy who had a gas mask on. I was pushed out. There was chaos, we started running.” read more click here.
Updated Friday 9:25 p.m. ET: James Eagan Holmes, suspected of carrying out the Colorado movie theater shooting while wearing an outfit of black ballistic gear (Black Bloc style),was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate student in neuroscience who started buying his four weapons legally in May, about the time his grades fell and he began the process of dropping out of school. James Holmes bought guns, about $6,000 worth of guns and ammo, where did the cash come from, who helped/instructed James Holmes on how to booby- trap his apartment with bombs?
 NO RED HAIR?
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday that the alleged gunman in the attack on a packed theater in Colorado identified himself as Batman’s arch-enemy “The Joker” after he sprayed bullets into a midnight showing of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.” “He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman,” Kelly said at a news conference in New York City. Well that’s nice but none of the charactes who played the “Joker” in recent Batman movies had red hair so where is Ray Kelly getting his info?
James Holmes, DOB 12/13/1987: The Batman movie portrays the OWS crowd in a negative vein,the new Batman movie featured the villain as an Occupy Wall Street type. I would first look at the possibility that James Holmes, DOB 12/13/1987, was caught up in the OWS movement took it upon himself to strike back against “THE MAN.
James E Holmes
1690 Paris St, Apt 10
Aurora, CO 80010-2918
James E. Holmes is 24 year old he is from San Diego CA. The suspected Colorado movie mass murderer was a loner and graduate school dropout.  Shooter James Holmes Targets Cops Who Respond to His Aurora Apartment With Bombs.  The apartment of the man suspected in the mass shooting at a Denver-area screening of the latest Batman movie is “booby-trapped” with an array of sophisticated material, the local police chief said Friday.  Speaking at the scene where police were working to gain access to the apartment, Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates said: “His apartment is booby-trapped. We are trying to determine how to disarm the flammable or explosive material. We could be here for hours or days. The pictures are fairly disturbing. It looks very sophisticated, how it’s booby-trapped. It could be a very long wait.”
Domestic Terrorist = Occupy Black Bloc:  With the high-profile arrest of Black Bloc “activists” on terrorism charges in Cleveland on May Day and in Chicago during the NATO summit there this year, evidence is mounting that the FBI is unleashing all the resources they have to protect the upcoming Tampa RNC in August 2012 from these dirtball “activists”.  “Activist” is code for Domestic Terroist.
 
In Cleveland the FBI announced on May 1 that “five self-proclaimed anarchists conspired to develop multiple terror plots designed to negatively impact the greater Cleveland metropolitan area.” The FBI had proof that the five were nabbed just as they attempted to blow up a bridge the night before using “inoperable” explosives supplied to them by an undercover FBI employee.
 
The FBI thwarted the deadly plans of Brandon Baxter, 20; Anthony Hayne, 35; Joshua Stafford, 23; Connor Stevens, 20; and Douglas Wright, 26, the goons seen above. The plot began last fall after Doug Wright discussed deploying smoke bombs as a decoy while individuals toppled bank signs from skyscrapers in downtown Cleveland, and evolved with FBI planning into using “C4 plastic explosive devices” to demolish a bridge connecting the Ohio communities of Brecksville and Sagamore Hills.
 
Then on May 19, the day before thousands marched peacefully in Chicago to protest NATO-led wars, the Illinois State Attorney hit three men with charges of terrorism for allegedly plotting to use “destructive devices”, gas bombs, against targets ranging from Chicago police stations to the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, quote “DID YOU EVER SEE A COP ON FIRE, LOL“.
  
 Bill Warner private investigator at http://www.wbipi.com/
Posted by BILL WARNER at  5:51 AM


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