Wednesday, February 29, 2012


February 29, 2012

Daily Caller -- 2/29/2012 -- Alexis Levinson
The government could save tens of billions of dollars each year if redundant and duplicative programs were cut, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday.
The GAO report examines programs and services that could be streamlined to increase efficiency of government and save money. It looked at areas of where it found either duplication or overlap of services — when “two or more agencies or programs are engaged in the same activities or provide the same services to the same beneficiaries — and fragmentation, when “more than one federal agency (or more than one organization with an agency) is involved in the same broad national interest.” Fragmentation often amounts to an overlap.
The report specifies 51 new areas where government can be made more efficient, in addition to 81 areas identified in a report last year.
“This shocking report identifies more than $400 billion in annual government spending on 1,500 different programs that are wasteful, duplicative, or inefficient,” Sessions said in a statement. “Over the course of a decade, this translates into trillions of wasted taxpayer dollars. Yet the president’s budget plan proposes to raise taxes by $2 trillion in order to increase spending by another $1.6 trillion — subsidizing even greater waste in Washington. It emphasizes more spending, and does not execute the kind of dramatic efficiencies necessary to alter our debt course. The president’s budget is a massive bailout for big spenders.”
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


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February 28, 2012

Voter Fraud:  Research Study Suggests major Election Problems – Jim Kouri – 2/20/2012

In a typical system, election officials get information about a voter’s identity, eligibility, address, and contact information through a form completed at a public agency, such as a county election office or motor vehicles office, or through an unregulated third party voter registration group, such as a campaign or advocacy organization (ACORN, Project Vote). - The Pew Center

A major non-partisan research project suggests that the U.S. is fast approaching the status of Third-World Nation when it comes to the integrity of local and national elections. 

"Our democratic process requires an effective system for maintaining accurate voter registration information. Voter registration lists are used to assign precincts, send sample ballots, provide polling place information, identify and verify voters at polling places, and determine how resources, such as paper ballots and voting machines, are deployed on Election Day" state Pew Center statisticians.

These systems are plagued with errors and inefficiencies that waste taxpayer dollars, undermine voter confidence, and fuel partisan disputes over the integrity of our elections, according to Pew researchers. 
In a typical system, election officials get information about a voter’s identity, eligibility, address, and contact information through a form completed at a public agency, such as a county election office or motor vehicles office, or through an unregulated third party voter registration group, such as a campaign or advocacy organization (ACORN, Project Vote).

These are sent to election offices, where the data often are manually entered and names are added to the voter list. A voter must supply any change to that information, such as a new address, name, or party affiliation, which is usually manually entered and processed by election officials

A study released by the conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation provides proof that illegal aliens and immigrants with green cards are committing rampant voter fraud in the United States.

"Some states that require some backup documentation merely ask for a utility bill or a driver's license — neither of which prove citizenship. In other words, legal or illegal aliens can easily register to vote in local and national elections," warns Baker.


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February 28, 2012

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006.

Please consider passing this along so others won't forget either that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans. Always remember them and the rights they have won for us.
Blessings abound in the USA! 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

TOM DEWEESE ON AGENDA 21 -- 3/72011 (DEPERE) 3/8/2012 (FOND DU LAC)

N.E.W.Patriots, a local, nonpartisan, grassroots organization, is co-hosting a presentation on United Nations Agenda 21 called “THE WRENCHING OF AMERICA”. Tom DeWeese, noted author, President of American Policy Center, and editor of The DeWeese Report, will be the speaker.

Mr. DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.  

Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System in every area in which humans impact the environment. Mr. DeWeese has studied the subject for almost 20 years and brings information on how Agenda 21 will affect our lives, our homes, and our businesses.

The event is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 7
Dinner (not incl.) at 5:00 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Legends Brewhouse and Eatery

875 Heritage Road
De Pere, WI (south of Green Bay)

Thursday, March 8
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Theisen Middle Schooll
525 E. Pioneer Rd.
Fond du Lac, WI

The event is free and open to the public as well as town, city, county officials and realtors are all invited. 

The groups joining together to make several presentations possible are N.E.W.Patriots, Manitowoc Cty TEA Movement, Fond du Lac Tea Party, Fox Valley Initiative, Green Bay TEA, Mayville TEA Party, Oshkosh Patriots, and Sheboygan Liberty Coalition.

For info, contact: 
Linda Clemedtson, N.E.W. Patriots Steering Committee

Here are a few links to to help you understand the issue of Agenda 21.

"Michigan Leads the Way"

Grand Rapids debuts ICLEI climate adaptation planning tool

Redesigning Michigan Cities -
Sustainable Cities -
About ICLEI -

by Tom DeWeese
February 25, 2012

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Every February, The President of the United States submits his budget proposal for the fiscal year starting in October. The budget proposal includes a complete plan for spending and taxes for the upcoming year, the President’s description of new policies he advocates, and sets the overall spending framework for the federal government.
So what did this last budget say?  How does the budget get enacted?
Join us for an entertaining and informative talk about how the federal budget process works, what is really in the budget, and more on Thursday, March 1st, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET. (That's 11 a.m. Central Time.)

To join the webinar, first click here: Then enter your information on the right, click Enter, and finally click Live Webinars on the top right.

Another important topic for discussion will be the difference between discretionary spending and mandatory spending in our government. Discretionary spending consists of spending on federal programs that must be funded every year through the Congressional appropriations process such as defense spending. Mandatory spending, however, makes up most of the federal budget.

Don’t miss this timely and important discussion. Last year, the Senate voted down the President’s budget by a vote of 97-0.   Most recently we just marked 1000 days since the Senate passed an official budget.

The Heritage Foundation’s Bill Beach and Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Adam Berkland will not only discuss the budget process but answer questions directly from you!

What: Webinar Wit: What you need to know about the federal budget process
When: Thursday March 1st, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Login in: First click here: Then enter your information on the right, click Enter, and finally click Live Webinars on the top right.

Defend Liberty,
Daryn Iwicki
Americans for Prosperity Foundation

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It’s Time to Hold Obama Administration Accountable
GOP USA – Roger Aronoff – 2/22/2012

While the mainstream media are still overwhelmingly intent on seeing Barack Obama reelected as President, a number of journalists and news organizations are apparently having second thoughts. Or at least they are willing to examine the claims and representations that the Obama administration continues to put forth. This has been the surprising case regarding Obama’s State of the Union address in late January and the budget that he proposed in mid-February. Hopefully this may mark a turning point in how the media allow themselves to be used by the Obama administration, but don’t count on it. More likely it is isolated incidents of self-respect, and an acknowledgement that they can differentiate between normal political spin and outright lies.

This is a long article that gives a few examples of media actually questioning claims made by President Obama, especially claims made during the State of the Union Address.

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Friday, February 24, 2012


The 11 Most Disgraced Teachers on Facebook,

Scroll down and see what happened to some teachers when personal posts went public.
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The High Priests of Eco-Destruction

The High Priests of Eco-Destruction

GOP USA – Michelle Malkin – 2/22/2012

Scrutiny of the White House anti-science brigade couldn't come at a better time (which is why Santorum's detractors prefer to froth at the mouth about comments he made four years ago on the existence of Satan). It's not just big-ticket scandals like the stimulus-subsidized Solyndra bankruptcy or the Keystone pipeline debacle bedeviling America. In every corner of the Obama administration, the radical green machinery is hard at work -- destroying jobs, shredding truth and sacrificing our economic well-being at the altar of environmentalism.

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, who represents the hard-hit San Joaquin Valley area, noted that Salazar recently "doubled down on the illegal policies of the Department of Interior and attacked critics as narrow minded and politically motivated. Ironically, these were the same basic criticisms levied against his department by the federal court."

While Salazar manufactures a new biological opinion on the matter to get the courts off his back, unemployment and drought plague the Central Valley. And the White House stands by its "scientists."

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John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock for 6 am.  
While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor
He put on a dress shirt  
designer jeans  
and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA)
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet
he sat down with his calculator
to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch
to the radio
he got in his car
filled it with GAS
(from Saudi Arabia)
and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer
(made in MALAYSIA),
John decided to relax for a while.  He put on his sandals
poured himself a glass of wine
and turned on his TV
and then wondered why he can't  find a good paying job in AMERICA AND NOW HE'S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT MADE IN KENYA

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Pew Center on the States – Olivia Doherty – 2/18/2012
The report highlights the challenges nationwide: 
  • • At least 51 million eligible citizens remain unregistered—more than 24 percent of the eligible population. 
  • • More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters.
  • • Approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.
  • • About 12 million records have incorrect addresses, meaning either the voters moved, or errors in the information make it unlikely any mailings can reach them.
Open the link above to access the report and read the errata

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The Blaze – Becket Adams – 2/20/2012

This is a long article with a number of issues to think about.

Bob Janjuah, a noted investment strategist for Nomura International, has written an analysis, appropriately titled “Bob’s World: Monetary Anarchy,” wherein he offers his own unique take on the current state of the markets.

Janjuah’s report, which first appeared on Zero Hedge, claims that we are in a bubble. What’s worse, according to his analysis, is the fact that the markets have also become so manipulated and rigged by policymakers that it’s near impossible to predict where things are headed.

He also notes that all over the eurozone, as well as in the U.S., the rule of law has been disregarded for the sake of “political expediency.” He warns that if this sort of behavior isn’t curbed or restrained, there could be long-term sociopolitical repercussions (i.e. the rise of totalitarian states).

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JSOnline – Thomas Sowell

During a recent Fox News Channel debate about the Obama administration's tax policies, Democrat Bob Beckel raised the issue of "fairness."

The relevant question, however, is: How does allowing politicians to take more money in taxes from successful people, to squander in ways that will improve their own reelection prospects, make anything more "fair" for others?

Children born and raised without fathers are a major problem to society and to themselves. There is nothing "fair" about increasing the number of such children.

Life has seldom been within shouting distance of fair, in the sense of even approximately equal prospects of success.

Countries whose politicians have been able to squander ever larger amounts of a nation's resources have not only failed to make the world more fair, the concentration of more resources and power in these politicians' hands has led to results that were often counterproductive at best, and bloodily catastrophic at worst.

What is worse than class warfare is phony class warfare. Slippery talk about "fairness" is at the heart of this fraud by politicians seeking to squander more of the nation's resources

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Is Questionable National Org with Democratic Ties Trying to Suppress Conservative Vote in Wisconsin?
MacIver News Service – 2/20/2012

Over the weekend, a strange pamphlet began appearing in mailboxes across Wisconsin. It looks like a voter registration form and return label read, Government Accountability Board, but the return address included the incorrect post office box number.

The mailings also included requests for information not required to register to vote in Wisconsin, and at least one solicitation tried to register a six year old girl to vote.
The mailer purported came from an organization called “The Voter Participation Center.”
There is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit by that name, and the organization has been involved in voter registration drives in other states, often prompting complaints. The Voter Participation Center’s stated mission is to increase voting among unmarried women, 18-29 year olds, and “people of color.” The organization used to be called “Women’s Voices. Women Vote” or WVWV, which was founded in 2005.

The packet states that it is an official application form, but it asks an unusual question that made recipients suspicious.  It requests the voters’ party affiliation, even though Wisconsin is an open primary state and voters are never asked this question by election workers.
Since 2006, the Voter Participation Center and its predecessor have been involved in a series of voter-registration mixups in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia.

Kevin Kennedy (with the Government Accountability Board) said that while it is legal for groups and political parties to produce and distribute voter registration forms, residents who wish to register to vote need not rely on them. “If you need or want to register to vote, contact your municipal clerk directly and request an application,” Kennedy said. “You can also download an official Wisconsin voter registration form from the G.A.B. website, fill it out and mail it directly to the clerk.”

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Daily Caller – Neil Munro – 2/21/2012

But $1.1 billion in cash will be transferred to the Democratic attorneys general as soon as the deal is approved by a judge, which is expected to happen in March or April.

The bank deal is also slated to deliver almost $1.4 billion to Republican attorneys general, but many of the GOP attorneys general have already announced they will transfer the funds to state legislatures.

The deal is a government shakedown of bank executives and their shareholders, said Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a law firm that promotes transparency in funding.
By using the courts, the Democrats and their patronage groups have seized money and the ability to favor constituencies that elected legislators in Congress had already denied them, Fitton told The Daily Caller.

“The left is very adept at using the offices of the federal government to keep itself funded, and Republicans are generally oblivious to this,” he said. “Tax dollars shouldn’t be going to interest groups on the left — or the right,” he said.

Few Republicans, he said, “understand that they need to defund the left.”
Once the attorneys general cash their checks, the flow of funds “will be difficult to track,” Fitton said.

Some of the money may be sent to advocacy groups that are allied with the Democratic Party, said Dan Epstein, at Cause of Action, which tracks corruption in federal funding.

Monday, February 20, 2012


New Word:  Googled it and discovered it is a recently "coined" new word found on a T-shirt on eBay. Read this one over slowly and absorb the facts that totally are within this sentence!

INEPTOCRACY (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or  succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers

This word will become a recognized English word because it describes our current political situation.

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Federal funds flow to clean-energy firms with Obama administration ties
Washington Post – Carol D. Leonnig and Joe Stephens – 2/14/2012

Sanjay Wagle was a venture capitalist and Barack Obama fundraiser in 2008, rallying support through a group he headed known as Clean Tech for Obama.  Shortly after Obama’s election, he left his California firm to join the Energy Department . . . to stimulate the economy with federal investments in clean-technology firms.

Following an enduring Washington tradition, Wagle shifted from the private sector, where his firm hoped to profit from federal investments, to an insider’s seat in the administration’s $80 billion clean-energy investment program.

He was one of several players in venture capital, which was providing financial backing to start-up clean-tech companies, who moved into the Energy Department at a time when the agency was seeking outside expertise in the field.  . . . their industry had a huge stake in decisions about which companies would receive government loans, grants and support.

During the next three years, the department provided $2.4 billion in public funding to clean-energy companies in which Wagle’s former firm, Vantage Point Venture Partners, had invested, a Washington Post analysis found. Overall, the Post found that $3.9 billion in federal grants and financing flowed to 21 companies backed by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers.

. . . there’s increased likelihood that political connections will influence things.”

Known for making billions of dollars in the 1990s on Internet startups, venture firms in 2006 were rapidly switching to invest in clean tech. . . .  called the clean-energy sector the next great profit center, “the mother of all markets.”

. . . $80 billion set aside for clean energy and energy-efficiency efforts.

Suddenly flush with cash, the Energy Department was under orders to ramp up quickly and get money out to promising companies.

Thousands of agency and White House e-mails released as part of the Solyndra investigation show that venture capitalists who held advisory roles with the Energy Department were given access to Obama’s top advisers.

Research editor Alice Crites contributed to this story.   The Washington Post Company

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Sunday, February 19, 2012


A young mother was pushing the shopping cart through Wal-Mart.  He two-year old son occupied the cart’s kid seat.  Still too young to be prescribed Ritalin, the two-year old constantly screamed that he wanted this and he wanted that; toys, candy, sugar-rich cereals – each time his mother said no the boy would accuse of her of being mean.  Yet, she patiently wiped the excessive snot from his nose as she tried to comfort him and talk to him on an adult-level, clearly explaining the potentially harmful consequences of making bad choices. 

Although other shoppers were quite annoyed with the demanding little demon in the cart, his mother was very patient.  She was the eldest of thirteen siblings so she knew that the child was just going through his very immature stages and that caving-in to every demand would not only make the child an intolerable brat, but would eventually put an imposition on society because of his criminal behavior, drug and/or alcohol abuse or numerous other malaises. 

The young mother had watched her mother and father nurture and care for her brothers and sisters as the couple laid-down strict guidelines for their offspring.  The young mother had also learned a great deal from her grandmother and grandfather about patience, thriftiness, virtue, and honesty. 

She didn’t know her great grandparents; they passed away before she was born.  But she had heard numerous heart-warming stories about them and stories about their parents.  She appreciated how hard they worked in order to provide for their families and what few comforts they had because of their first priority; their family – she retained that innate appreciation for all their struggles and sacrifices, which eventually led to her own family’s comfort.

Putting this into a political perspective, the two-year old is the liberal ideologue who would fill the shopping cart with items they don't need, no matter how unlikely it is that his mother could afford to pay for it; that's not any of his concern.  The young mother represents the more mature, level-headed, conservative who must say no no matter how much whining, fusing and name-calling she has to endure from the brat.  

Consider seriously, which one would be more apt to push their grandmother and her wheelchair off a cliff just to get what they want or perhaps just to make a point? The screaming, demanding child or the patient, virtuous mother?  Which one removed $500 billion from Medicare to pay for their own pet program? 

Now, just because you may not be an inconvenient grandmother in a wheelchair or yet depending on Medicare, that doesn't mean you won't be sent over the cliff sooner or later if you haven't been already.   

Please vote responsibly in 2012!  Vote as if your life, soul, and livelihood depended on it because it most certainly does! 

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Thursday, February 16, 2012


Barack Obama:  In the Footsteps of Twentieth Century Despots
American Thinker – Steve McCann – 2/13/2012

The recent ruling by the Obama Department of Health and Human Services forcing religious institutions to provide either directly or through private insurance not only contraceptives, but abortion pills and sterilization is not a matter of so-called women's rights, but a means of setting the precedent and foundation to force organized religion to be subservient to the state. 

The passage of ObamaCare, from which this edict stems, has nothing to do with healthcare; rather, it is a vehicle to ultimately control the day-to-day activities of the American people through the dictates and mandates emanating from an overarching bureaucracy.  Once fully implemented, individual liberty and freedom, the hallmarks of the nation's history, will be eradicated forever.

Nothing reveals Obama's dictatorial mindset more than his relationship with Congress.  His recent actions in unilaterally making appointments that are subject to Senate approval while the Senate is still in session are blatantly unconstitutional and done to marginalize Congress.  His appointment of innumerable "czars" is a means of bypassing Congress and their oversight of the federal Cabinet departments.  His Department of Justice has been transformed into an advocacy group to enforce the left-wing radical version of social justice while refusing to be accountable to Congress.  Obama has resorted to utilizing executive orders and volumes of regulations from various agencies under his command in order to put in place his radical policies and sidestep Congress and thus the will of the people.

In furtherance of Obama's transformative goals, he and his minions are in the process of shackling the free market through unfettered government control and influence.  It is the aim of the Obama presidency to create a so-called "government-business partnership" wherein THE GOVERNMENT CHOOSES THE WINNERS AND LOSERS BASED UPON THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO AND SUPPORT OF THE REGIME.

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Gutting the Bill of Rights, One Amendment at a Time
American Thinker – Joseph Smith – 2/11/2012

If Mr. LaPierre sounds alarmist on the Second Amendment, look no further than the profoundly disturbing turn of events regarding the First Amendment:
The subjugation of religious freedom to the force of ObamaCare was entirely predictable, but is nonetheless stunning in the reality.  

The American Spectator's George Neumayr, captures the "deformed heart" of ObamaCare:

The social engineers of Obamacare will determine the birth control methods of the unwashed. They will dictate the terms of man's beginning through eugenic abortion and his end through death panels.

The President's assault on the Second Amendment is no less predictable, but with some 80 million gun owners in the United States will be all the more stunning in the reality.

The President said last fall "Where Congress won't act, I will."
Think he's kidding now?

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


American Thinker – Janet Levy – 2/11/2012

Although FBI investigative reports delineate serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN, the Obama administration in 2009 shut down a criminal investigation of the group without filing criminal charges.  The Obama administration claimed that ACORN broke no laws and had merely engaged in "questionable hiring and training practices."  In the 1990s, Obama worked for ACORN, procuring funding, training its leaders, and representing the organization in court.

In 2011, Judicial Watch traced additional federal money from the Obama administration to ACORN spinoffs, despite laws prohibiting funding to ACORN.  Judicial Watch also reported that "70 ACORN employees in 12 states have been convicted of voter registration fraud" and that "of the 1.3 million registrations Project Vote/ACORN submitted in the 2008 election cycle, more than one third were invalid."  ACORN/Project Vote activists have been caught or accused of destroying Republican registrations and filing duplicate registrations or registrations for deceased or fictional people.

The historic levels of food stamp usage -- one out of every seven Americans -- the effort by the Obama administration to increase usage, and the drive to register aid recipients provide perfect conditions for voter registration fraud, especially since Project Vote opposes fraud protections in voter registration and elections in several states.

In all but three states, the Secretary of State (SOS) serves as the chief election officer, who certifies candidates and election results.  In 35 states, this is an elected position; in 12 states, the governor appoints the SOS.  SOS responsibilities include conducting the election, enforcing election rules, determining precinct locations, establishing Election Day procedures, and allocating and ensuring the security of voting machines.  Additionally, secretaries of state purge voter rolls and register new voters.  In other words, they decide who can vote, how they will vote, and which ballots are counted.  The SOS serves a vital role in ensuring the legitimacy of each election, weeding out fraud and prohibiting voter intimidation or coercion.

The most extensive and prominent organization of this type is the Houston-based True the Vote (TTV).  "True the Vote was founded to provide a coordinated program through which American citizens can participate in the support of free and fair elections."

 . . . identified opportunities for intervention: monitoring voter registration and validating its legitimacy, verifying voter-roll accuracy, ensuring that citizens know their rights, and improving competence through proper training of poll workers.  TTV began to track and chronicle their observations and chart pervasive problems in order to improve the process and spearhead election law changes.  The organization has uncovered gross incompetence, massive fraud, blatant lack of checks and balances on absentee ballots, and other serious impediments to a free and fair election process. 

True the Vote has succeeded in expanding its reach to include citizen-led voter integrity projects in 32 states

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Sunday, February 12, 2012


American Thinker -- Vaughan Starr -- 2/11/2012

. . . climate authorities' data, accumulated from more than 30,000 research stations, shows that the world's temperature has not risen for a decade and a half.  

It didn't exactly matter when the fundamental claims of Al Gore's fiction An Inconvenient Truth were shown to be false.  Rises in atmospheric CO2 concentrations have not driven historic global temperature increases as claimed . . .
. . . the sheer proliferation of information.  Never before in mankind's history has such a wealth of knowledge been so accessible to such vast numbers of people.  This circumstance not only allows for tremendous ease in the sharing of ideas, but also multiplies the stakes massively if one of those ideas finds popularity and the rewards start to flow.  That such fame, wealth, and adulation can provide powerful motivations for the abandonment of moral and intellectual integrity is easy to see. 

In the end, nations are not so different from the people that populate them.  In that, it behooves each to examine closely what it is he has chosen to worship.  Sometimes, the answers to be found under such scrutiny are uncomfortable.  But if we are steadfast -- we might be surprised by exactly whom we choose to worship.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012


American Policy Center -- Sustainable Development -- 8-page PDF

American Policy Center -- A Plan to Fight Sustainable Development

American Policy Center -- Global Poverty Act -- 12 Principles / 9 Millennium Goals (some already achieved)

The UN is now becoming an international collection agency, pressing to collect the promises the world leaders made at the Millennium Summit. The UN wants the cash. In 2005 former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said, “Developed countries that have not already done so should establish timetables to achieve the 0.7% target of gross national income for official development assistance by no later than 2015…”

American Policy Center -- An Effective Campaign to Eradicate Poverty

The reason the United States has led the world in wealth, standard of living and abundance is that the average resident of the United States has had the ability and the opportunity to invest and produce capital.

Why could ordinary citizens of the United States produce their own capital to create personal wealth, and yet most of the rest of the world failed at such an attempt? The answer is actually very simple.


Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto explains the root of American wealth in his book, The Mystery of Capital. de Soto asks, “Why does Capitalism thrive only in the West, as if enclosed in a bell jar?”

Capital, he argues, “is the force that raises the productivity of labor and creates the wealth of nations, It is the lifeblood of the capitalist system, the foundation of progress, and the one thing that the poor countries of the world cannot seem to produce for themselves.”

Why not in other countries? Because the laws and practices of most countries in the world make it nearly impossible for average citizens to own property or to prove ownership of property.


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Second Statement by Bishops On HHS Mandate calls for its total recission
Catholic News Service – Jim Lackey – 2/10/2012

Catholic News Service Blog has issued a concise statement regarding President Obama’s administration and mandates forced on insurance programs.  Because this is a First Amendment issue, please read their post.  Citizens are encouraged to contact their elected representatives regarding boundaries established by the Constitution. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech . . .
More than 90% of Catholic Bishops speak out against Obama / HHS Mandate
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Daily Caller – Caroline May – 2/9/2012

“The federal government cannot force people to violate their religion like this,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund. “Mother Angelica founded EWTN to spread the teachings of the Catholic Church — not to betray them.” The network is refusing to go against its religious teachings and cover contraception.

“If we are willing to compromise our Catholic faith, we are selling the soul of the network,” said EWTN’s president and chief executive officer, Michael P. Warsaw. “The mission of EWTN is not negotiable.”

According to Warsaw, the network is also rejecting the administration’s one year timeline to “adapt” to the new mandate.

“Maybe they missed the word ‘Eternal’ in the name,” Warsaw added. “Betraying God’s love for every human person –even ones who are small and vulnerable — just isn’t something we’ll ever be able to adapt to.”

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