Monday, December 30, 2013

HOLDING OBAMA ACCOUNTABLE



Ousted Generals launch effort to hold Obama accountable and save America
Godfather Politics – Dave Jolly – 11/29/2013

Since taking office nearly five years ago, President Obama has purged our military of hundreds of senior officers in his effort to tailor a military that will openly shoot American citizens on command.  Many of these military leaders firmly believe that Obama has America on the path to destruction and is using his military to achieve that purpose.

Two retired generals are joining together to form a citizen’s commission that will scrutinize the Obama administration and how they deal with issues such as national security and economics.  Heading America’s Provisional Leadership Council is Army Gen. Paul E. Vallely and Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Jones, both retired.  They just issued a paper titled The Americans Project where they list eight key points of their project.

They also discussed concerns about the drastic military cuts made by Obama and his screening of military leaders by asking if they would be willing to shoot Americans on American soil

Other concerns raised in the paper deal with the $17 trillion debt of which Obama is responsible for $7 trillion.  Jobs, unemployment and excessive taxes are also areas that they discuss in their paper.

Commenting further, Vallely states:

“We are in a war for America,”

“A civil uprising is still not out of the question as ‘pain’ grips the country more each day,”

“This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers and friends.  Be the captains of your souls. I pray for another George Washington to appear within the year and lead us.”

“The battle is on, and we shall not retreat.”

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

PRESIDENT OBAMA: AMERICA LIKES THE CONSTITUTION



We are not SUBJECTS (and other observations about Obamacare)
Townhall – Laura Hollis– 11/20/2013

The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.

The President, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (with no small help from Justice John Roberts) take away our health care, and we allow it. They take away our insurance, and we allow it. They take away our doctors, and we allow it. They charge us thousands of dollars more a year, and we allow it. They make legal products illegal, and we allow it. They cripple our businesses, and we allow it.

They announce by fiat that we must ignore our most deeply held beliefs – and we allow it.

Where is your spine, America?   Perhaps you need reminding of a few important facts.

1. The President is not a king

Barack Obama does not behave like a President, an elected official, someone who realizes that he works for us. He behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law, and who thinks he can dispense with the law’s enforcement when he deigns to do so. And those of us who object? How dare we? Racists!

2. It isn’t just a failed software program; it is a failed philosophy

People are marveling that Healthcare.gov was such a spectacular failure. I’ve explained some of the reasons for that here. But it is really a philosophy failure.

Obama . . .  is a central planner. And this – all of it: the disastrous computer program, the hundreds of millions of dollars wasted, the lies, the manipulation of public opinion, the theft of the public’s money and property, and freedom (read insurance, and premiums, and doctors) -- IS what central planning looks like.

. . .  imperial impulses: “we know what is good for ‘the people.’   And they are always wrong.

There is a reason that the only times communism has really been tried have been after wars, revolutions, or coups d’√©tat. You have to have complete chaos for people to be willing to accept the garbage that centralized planning produces.

The Founding Fathers absolutely understood this. That is why the Constitution was set up to limit government power.

3. Obama is deceitful

The President lied about his healthcare plan. Have any of you been paying attention over the past few years? Obama has made no secret of his motivations or his methods. The philosophies which inspire him espouse deceit and other vicious tactics. (Don’t take my word for it: read Saul Alinsky.) Obama infamously told reporter Richard Wolffe, “You know, I actually believe my own bullshit.”

He has refused to be forthcoming about his past (where are his academic records?). His own pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, told author Ed Klein, that Obama said to him, “You know what your problem is? You have to tell the truth.”

4. The media is responsible

The press is charged with the sacred responsibility of protecting the people from the excesses of government. Our press has been complicit, incompetent, or corrupt.  They have betrayed us, abandoned us, and deceived us.

5. Ted Cruz was right. So was Sarah Palin.

The computer program is a disaster. The insurance exchanges are a disaster. What’s left? The healthcare system itself. And this, of necessity, will be a disaster, too.
Millions of people have lost their individual insurance plans. In 2015, millions more will lose their employer-provided coverage (a fact which the Obama administration also knew, and admitted elsewhere).

6. We are not SUBJECTS

We have tolerated these incursions into our lives and livelihoods too long already. There is no end to the insatiable demand “progressives” have to remake us in their image. Today it is our insurance, our businesses, our doctors, our health care. Tomorrow some new crusade will be announced that enables them
to take over other aspects of our formerly free lives.

I will say it again: WE ARE NOT SUBJECTS.

The 2014 elections are a good place to start. Call your representative, your senator, your candidate and tell them: “We are not subjects. You work for us. And if the word “REPEAL” isn’t front and center in your campaign, we won’t vote for you. Period.” 

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FEDERAL RESERVE AND IT'S ACTIONS AGAINST AMERICA



100 Reasons to shut down the Federal Reserve on its 100th anniversary
Freedom Outpost – Tim Brown – 12/23/2013

#32 According to an official government report, the Federal Reserve made 16.1 trillion dollars in secret loans to the big banks during the last financial crisis. The following is a list of loan recipients that was taken directly from page 131 of the report…

Citigroup – $2.513 trillion
Morgan Stanley – $2.041 trillion
Merrill Lynch – $1.949 trillion
Bank of America – $1.344 trillion
Barclays PLC – $868 billion
Bear Sterns – $853 billion
Goldman Sachs – $814 billion
Royal Bank of Scotland – $541 billion
JP Morgan Chase – $391 billion
Deutsche Bank – $354 billion
UBS – $287 billion
Credit Suisse – $262 billion
Lehman Brothers – $183 billion
Bank of Scotland – $181 billion
BNP Paribas – $175 billion
Wells Fargo – $159 billion
Dexia – $159 billion
Wachovia – $142 billion
Dresdner Bank – $135 billion
Societe Generale – $124 billion
“All Other Borrowers” – $2.639 trillion

#38 Overall, the Federal Reserve now holds more than 32 percent of all 10 year equivalents, and that percentage is rising by about 0.3 percent each week.

#40 Most of the new money created by quantitative easing has ended up in the hands of the very wealthy.

#44 Most people have never heard about this, but a very interesting study conducted for the Bank of England shows that quantitative easing actually increases the gap between the wealthy and the poor.

#49 The Federal Reserve system fuels the growth of government, and the growth of government fuels the growth of the Federal Reserve system. Since 1970, federal spending has grown nearly 12 times as rapidly as median household income has.

#55 The Federal Reserve has allowed an absolutely gigantic derivatives bubble to inflate which could destroy our financial system at any moment. Right now, four of the “too big to fail” banks each have total exposure to derivatives that is well in excess of 40 trillion dollars.

#59 The Federal Reserve was created by the big Wall Street banks and for the benefit of the big Wall Street banks.

#64 The Fed decides what the target rate of inflation should be, what the target rate of unemployment should be and what the size of the money supply is going to be. This is quite similar to the “central planning” that goes on in communist nations, but very few people in our government seem upset by this.

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PHIL ROBERTSON VINDICATED BY GOD'S WORD



Radical homosexuals and their supporters in America are at War with God – Not Phil Robertson
Freedom Outpost – Bradlee Dean – 12/28/2013

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson under incessant attack by the radical homosexuals in America for simply quoting the Bible. The reason for their incessant attacks: the radical homosexuals have lost control over their talking points, as well as the dialogue that is used to push their ungodly and unlawful lifestyle choices through the state-run media. 

Friends, this is not only an attack on Phil Robertson, but also on the Christians that expose their ungodliness.

Alongside of these radical homosexuals, was none other than the shameful, “uncivil” rights leader, Jesse Jackson. As he weighed in on the raging Duck Dynasty controversy, Jackson said, “The statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the… driver” of civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ bus.

What?!

Mr. Jackson apparently does not understand that black people do not have a choice as to what color God would create them; whereas, the homosexuals make a choice to commit the act of sodomy. You do not equate the color of skin to the homosexuals’ acts of willful sin! Sin is moral, not physical.  [i.e. homosexual desire results in a choice to engage in homosexual behaviors.]

It is all too clear as to what the radical homosexuals are attempting to do here, they are attempting to snuff out your freedom of speech (Article 1, Bill of Rights) by trying to silence you through their totalitarian tactics. They are simply at war with the God of the Mosaic Institution in which Christ fulfilled.

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DUCK DYNASTY AND HOMOSEXUALS

Duck Dynasty and Truth Win
Illinois Family Institute – Laurie Higgins – 12/28/2013

What really bedevils “progressives” is not the use of vulgar language. What really sticks in their craw is the audacity of anyone daring to suggest that the primary sexual act of homosexual men is deviant, perverse, abnormal, immoral, or a pathway to disease.

Another remarkable aspect of this incident is that “progressives” are so profoundly ignorant of theology and yet so unself-conscious about pontificating on matters of which they are so ignorant. Robertson’s main sin—according to the non-judgmental crowd—was his affirmation of the historical position of the church that homosexual acts are among the many sins that afflict humans.

“Progressives” who know next to nothing about the Bible and exegesis think they’ve got orthodox Christians over a barrel when they—“progressives”—bring up Old Testament verses about eating shellfish or wearing mixed fabric clothing, or when they bring up verses about judging not or the absence of condemnation in Christ. A quick peak around the Internet would clarify the context and meaning of those passages and reveal to these exegetes the flaws in their manipulative use of Scripture.

But neither correct understanding nor obedience to Christ is their goal. Their goal is to compel deference to their self-serving desires by hook or by anti-biblical crook. Corrupting and exploiting Scripture is one of their tactics. The exploitation of the courts and government schools are two other means by which they seek to coerce compliance with their sexual ideology. And ad hominem attacks on any public figure who dares to express moral propositions with which they disagree is yet another.

The movement to normalize homosexuality is a pernicious movement. The end game is the eradication of the belief that homosexual acts are immoral. When that’s not possible, “progressives” seek to make it socially and politically impossible to express it. They will use vicious slander and outright lies (e.g., that homosexuality is analogous to race) to achieve their ends.

In A&E’s statement, they emphasized that Robertson’s views “are not views we hold.”

  • So, do they reject Robertson’s belief that only God can judge who’s going to Heaven or Hell?
  • Do they reject Robertson’s belief that it’s our job as Christians to love our fellow sinners and tell them the good news about Jesus?
  • Do they reject Robertson’s common knowledge claim that that Nazis, Communists, and Muslims are not followers of Jesus Christ?
  • Do they reject the belief that “Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers” will inherit the kingdom of God? Well, those were words paraphrased by Robertson, and they’re words that St. Paul wrote to the church in Corinthians shortly before he wrote what is known as the Love Chapter, widely read at all kinds of ceremonial occasions. 
  • Do the biblical scholars at A&E reject all of Corinthians or just the inconvenient parts?   

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Friday, December 27, 2013

MEDICAID PREMIUMS WILL BE REPAID TO STATE WHEN YOU DIE



States to seize estates to payback cost of Medicaid
Godfather Politics – Dave Jolly – 12/26/2013

It’s possible that if Sofia Prins of Port Townsend, Washington had not read the fine print for her fianc√©’s, Gary Balhorn, Medicaid application. What she read shocked her as it said that if you’re 55 or older and receive Medicaid, the state can require your estate to pay back coverage after you die.  Prins realized that in the truest sense, Medicaid is not free insurance, rather it is a loan against a person’s estate.

The Seattle Times picked up their story and word started to spread.  In states like Washington, the lower Medicaid standards are allowing more Americans to qualify for Medicaid.  If they do, they are then not eligible for any of the federal subsidy for the purchase of healthcare.

So if you are 55 to 64 and receiving Medicaid, you had best warn your heirs that the state you live in may be coming for all or part of your estate to recover the cost of your free healthcare.  If they want to know why this is being enforced more now than in the past, remind them that Obama has always been about redistributing the wealth.  By that I meant he wants redistribute it from us to the government.  Therefore, you’re better off spending it all or giving to your family while you are still alive so there is no estate for them to seize.
 

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COMMUNISTS, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND NOW AMERICA



Pulling the masks off the communists and the Muslim Brotherhood
Freedom Outpost – Sid Wolf – 12/26/2013

Editor’s Note: With the recent declaration from Egypt that designates the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, I thought this piece by our newest contributor Syd Wolf would be appropriate. His points of the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Communists are invaluable for those who seek to preserve liberty in the United States. After you read this, you should be able to identify Communists and Islamists easily and be made more aware of what they have in store for the United States, should they be allowed to remain in power. As always, please feel free to share this information with your friends.

The following statement is applicable not only to Obamacare, but also national security. Do the research folks. The information is out there. Remember, Socialism and Communism are virtually synonymous.
 
The following statement is applicable not only to Obamacare, but also national security. Do the research folks. The information is out there. Remember, Socialism and Communism are virtually synonymous. 

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened”. – Norman Thomas Socialist Candidate for President of the United States 1944.
The following goals are from “The Naked Communist:”
  • Develop the illusion that total disarmament would be a demonstration of moral strength.
  • Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
  • Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Socialist/Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
  • Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
  • Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  • Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
  • Provide US aid to all nations regardless of Socialist/Communist domination.
  • Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
  • Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
  • Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
  • Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  • Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
  • Grant recognition of Red China and admission to the UN.
  • Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of promises in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under UN supervision.
  • Prolong conferences to ban atomic tests because US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  • Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the UN
  • Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. Note number of Communist/Socialist countries existing today
  • Resist any attempt to outlaw the Socialist/Communist Party.
  • Do away with all loyalty oaths. Note attempts to delete God in many.
  • Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.
  • Infiltrate one or both political parties in the United States.
  • Use courts to weaken basic American institutions claiming activities violate civil rights.
  • Get control of the schools, teachers’ associations and textbooks. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum.
  • Gain control of student newspapers.
  • US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  • US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  • Use students to foment public protests against programs, individuals or organizations under Communist/Socialist attack. Chief of Police not being able to talk about “stop & frisk” Q&A.
  • Infiltrate press, book-review assignments, editorial writing, and policymaking positions.
  • Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
  • Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. “Eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” Note all the weird shapes all over nation.
  • Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” Remember Christ in urine piece?
  • Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.”
  • Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, health care, etc.
  • Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Socialist/Communist apparatus.
  • Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  • Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  • Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. Check backgrounds of leaders.
  • Infiltrate and gain control of big business. Check backgrounds of founders.
  • Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. Check out “civilian” police force. See DHS on this.
  • Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Socialist/Communist goals.
  • Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. “Need a village to raise children.” Clinton
  • Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.
  • Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  • Internationalize the Panama Canal. Carter gave Canal away.
  • Repeal the Connally reservation so the US cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.
Rather than focusing on various terrorist groups or organizations, the use of terror falls into a multiplicity of options available to progressively infiltrate, confront, and eventually establish Islamic domination over the West.” Tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project, drafted in 1982 when tensions and terrorist activities in the Middle East were still very nascent. The Project is extremely discerning for outlining the bulk of Islamist action, whether by “moderate” Islamist organizations or outright terror groups, over the past two decades. Investigate various Islamic organizations such as CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, Muslim Brotherhood in key agencies our government like DHS, DOJ, DOD. Research Socialist/Communist influence in Muslim countries during WWII. Does the following ring any bells or cause for concern?
  • Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations;
  • Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;
  • Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;
  • Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with shari’a law;
  • Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
  • Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
  • Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
  • Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
  • Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
  • Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
  • Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
  • Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
  • Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
  • Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
  • Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
  • Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
  • Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
  • Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
  • Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”;
  • Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
  • Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
  • Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
  • Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
  • Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
  • Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
  • Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;
Taqiyya, a form of religious deception in which one conceals the truth while promoting an agenda such as The Project. Think on all of the above. Again, do the research and then ask yourself this question: “Is our country under attack from within, through legislation to promote a socialistic, Islamic agenda and/or ideology?”

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

OBAMACARE: SUBSIDIZE VOTERS WITH CHEAP GOVERNMENT INSURANCE



What ObamaCare is Really About

This will make you sick!

I'm a 54 year old consulting engineer and make between $60,000 and $125,000
per year, depending on how hard I work and whether or not there are work
projects out there for me.

My girlfriend is 61 and makes about $18,000 per year, working as a
part-time mail clerk.

For me, making $60,000 a year, under ObamaCare, the cheapest, lowest grade
policy I can buy, which also happens to impose a $5,000 deductible, costs
$482 per month.

For my girlfriend, the same exact policy, same deductible, costs $1 per
month. That's right, $1 per month. I'm not making this up.

Don't believe me? Just go to http://www.coveredca.gov/ , the ObamaCare website for

California and enter the parameters I've mentioned above and see for
yourself. By the way, my zip code is 93940. You'll need to enter that.

So OK, clearly ObamaCare is a scheme that involves putting the cost burden
of healthcare onto the middle and upper-income wage earners. But there's a
lot more to it. Stick with me.

And before I make my next points, I'd like you to think about something:

I live in Monterey County, in Central California. We have a large land mass
but just 426,000 residents - about the population of Colorado Springs or
the city of Omaha.

But we do have a large Hispanic population, including a large number of
illegal aliens, and to serve this group we have Natividad Medical Center, a
massive, Federally subsidized county medical complex that takes up an area
about one-third the size of the Chrysler Corporation automobile assembly
plant in Belvedere, Illinois (see Google Earth View). Natividad has
state-of-the-art operating rooms, Computed Tomography and Magnetic
Resonance Imaging, fully equipped, 24 hour emergency room, and much more.
If you have no insurance, if you've been in a drive-by shooting or have
overdosed on crack cocaine, this is where you go. And it's essentially
free, because almost everyone who ends up in the ER is uninsured.

Last year, 2,735 babies were born at Natividad. 32% of these were born to
out-of-wedlock teenage mothers, 93% of which were Hispanic. Less than 20%
could demonstrate proof of citizenship, and 71% listed their native
language as Spanish. Of these 876 births, only 40 were covered under [any
kind of] private health insurance. The taxpayers paid for the other 836.
And in case you were wondering about the entire population - all 2,735
births - less than 24% involved insured coverage or even partial payment on
behalf of the patient to the hospital in exchange for services. Keep this
in mind as we move forward.

Now consider this:

If I want to upgrade my policy to a low-deductible premium policy, such as
what I had with my last employer, my cost is $886 per month. But my
girlfriend can upgrade her policy to the very same level, for just $4 per
month. That's right, $4 per month. $48 per year for a zero-deductible,
premium healthcare policy - the kind of thing you get when you work at IBM
(except of course, IBM employees pay an average of $170 per month out of
pocket for their coverage).

I mean, it's bad enough that I will be forced to subsidize the ObamaCare
scheme in the first place. But even if I agreed with the basic scheme,
which of course I do not, I would *never* agree to subsidize premium
policies. If I have to pay $482 a month for a budget policy, I sure as hell
do not want the guy I'm subsidizing to get a better policy, for less that
1% of what I have to fork out each month for a low-end policy.

Why must I pay $482 per month for something the other guy gets for a
dollar? And why should the other guy get to buy an $886 policy for $4 a
month? Think about this: I have to pay $10,632 a year for the same thing
that the other guy can get for $48. $10,000 of net income is 60 days of
full time work *as an engineer*. $48 is something I could could pay for
collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles, one day a month.

Are you with me on this? Are you starting to get an idea what ObamaCare is
really about?

ObamaCare is not about dealing with inequities in the healthcare system.
That's just the cover story. The real story is that it is a massive,
political power grab. Do you think anyone who can insure himself with a
premium policy for $4 a month will vote for anyone but the political party
that provides him such a deal? ObamaCare is about enabling, subsizdizing,
and expanding the Left's political power base, at taxpayer expense. Why
would I vote for anyone but a Democrat if I can have babies for $4 a month?
For that matter, why would I go to college or strive for a better job or
income if it means I have to pay real money for healthcare coverage? Heck,
why study engineering when I can be a schlub for $20K per year and buy a
new F-150 with all the money I'm saving?

And think about those $4-a-month babies - think in terms of propagation
models. Think of just how many babies will be born to irresponsible,
under-educated mothers. Will we get a new crop of brain surgeons and
particle physicists from the dollar baby club, or will we need more cops,
criminal courts and prisons? One thing you can be certain of: At $4 a
month, they'll multiply, and multiply, and multiply. And not one of them
will vote Republican.

ObamaCare: It's all about political power.


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ABORT FIRST; THEN COUNT FINGERS AND TOES



Former abortion clinic worker:  I counted hands and feet to make sure the baby was dead
Lifenews.com – Sarah Terzo – 12/18/2013

The clinic worker says in the article:   “I worked in the autoclave room. That is where they sterilize the trays and the instruments after the procedure…

“When the doctors finished, they would bring in a small metal tray. There would be a plastic container as well as the instruments used to perform the abortion on the tray. The instruments are called dilators. They are long metal sticks that are wider toward the end. Obviously, they are used to dilate the women.

“My job was to sterilize the instruments.”
 
In addition to sterilizing instruments, the clinic worker had to handle the remains of aborted babies.

“then I would take the plastic container, which was filled with formaldehyde along with what they refer to as ‘the product of conception,’ and label it before sending it out to some lab.

“After each abortion, the doctor would bring the tray to me, wrapped in sterilization paper, to be washed and labeled. I would clean the trays and utensils for the next procedure.”

The clinic worker was not very explicit about what these “products of conception” looked like, but we know from  testimonies by other clinic workers such as Jewels Green, that many times these remains were recognizably human. Jewels Green said the following about examining “products of conception”:

“For abortions from about 8 1/2 – 12 weeks, this meant counting hands and feet, making sure the spine and ribcage and skull were present, you get the idea.”

The clinic worker in the Boston Globe also revealed that the clinic she worked at broke the law in several respects.

“We were not supposed to perform abortions past 12 weeks. But it would, and did, happen that some women were aborted at 16 to 20 weeks. “When that would happen, I would find that the tray contained blood, tissue and bone. That happened quite a lot and anyone who says it doesn’t is lying.”

Another area where the clinic was lax on following medical protocol was in disposal of the fetal remains. According to the article:

“What would you do?” she [the clinic worker] was asked. “With the tissue, bone and blood?” she wanted to know. “Right,” she was told.

She responded with a sigh

“I’d dump it in the sink, Just like it was a disposal.”

It is tragic that these children, after being killed, were disposed of in such a callous manner, their remains flushed into the sewer system. Not to mention the fact that the disposal of any kind of human tissue or surgical remains in such a careless manner violates all existing medical standards and laws. In addition, the practice of disposing of aborted remains without sending them to the pathologist puts the woman in danger. The only way to be certain that no parts of the baby or placenta are left behind is to examine the tissue carefully in a pathologist lab. Any shred of tissue, no matter how small, could cause an infection. Infections of this type can be serious, even fatal.

The clinic worker describes how she felt the first time she saw the aftermath of one of these abortions:

The first time I saw it, I said, ‘Oh my God!’ And then I washed it away down the sink.

Her last statement is poignant.

“Tissue, bone and blood,” she repeated. “That’s not life?”

It is clear that this woman is haunted by her time in the abortion industry. Her testimony shows the horror of the abortion procedure, the willingness of clinics to cut corners and break the law, and the emotional distress clinic workers can feel, even long after they have left their jobs.
 

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OBAMACARE DOES NOT LIST ABORTION COVERAGE



FALSE:  Sebelius is wrong: Obamacare web site doesn’t list which plans cover abortion
LifeNews.com – Mallory Quigley – 12/18/2013

“HHS failure to address the abortion coverage transparency issue in Obamacare is unacceptable. We urge both chambers of Congress to immediately pass the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Without this legislation, millions of Americans are likely to be unknowingly enrolled in health plans that include abortion coverage.”

Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in response to a question from Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), testified that abortion coverage information in insurance plans is “available for every customer,” and that “it is on the website.”  After the testimony the Charlotte Lozier Institute undertook to research a variety of plan documents for health insurance plans on the federal exchange to discern which ones do and do not cover abortion.  CLI found that it is still nearly impossible for individuals to know which plans force enrollees to pay a mandatory abortion surcharge.
 

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HOSPITALS ARE NOT IN THE OBAMACARE EXCHANGE



Obamacare is rationing care by cutting hospitals from insurance networks
LifeNews.com – Jennifer Popik – 12/18/2013


Despite numerous and repeated assurances from President Obama that if you liked your insurance plan you could keep it, hundreds of thousands who have had individual health insurance policies that were terminated against their will are finding that the replacement policies available in the state and federal “exchanges” typically severely restrict the doctors and health care facilities in their plan networks.

The polling is confirming a new and growing reality–American’s current insurance plans are gradually disappearing, while the new Obamacare exchange plans are going to be more restrictive, with less access to doctors and healthcare centers with specialized expertise and high reputations for providing effective life-saving medical treatment.

In a December 13, 2013, Wall Street Journal article, Timothy W. Martin explains
“According to the McKinsey report, which looked at federal and state‑run insurance exchanges in 20 cities including Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston, about 60% of health plans offer coverage at a smaller number of hospitals than comparable current individual plans. McKinsey identified 120 health plans in those markets by examining federal and state exchange filings, as well as provider information listed on individual insurer and hospital websites. Some of these new plans limit coverage to one or two large hospitals.

“The number of hospitals accepting insurance from a consumer who buys coverage on the exchange could be 60% lower than the number of hospitals in current individual plans, according to the McKinsey report, which included the 20 largest hospitals in each market that it measured.”

While many are quick to blame insurers, the real culprit is the Obamacare requirement that exchange bureaucrats exclude insurers who offer policies deemed that allow “excessive or unjustified” health care spending.
 
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DUCK DYNASTY'S ROBERTSON, TRUTH, RECIMINATION AND BACKLASH



Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson:  The Hairy Canary in the Rainbow Coal Mine
Illinois Family Institute – Laurie Higgins – 12/19/2013

One of the stars of the popular A & E show Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson, has been indefinitely suspended from the program. His crime was making some politically incorrect statements about homosexuality in a condescension-dripping interview with GQ magazine that rendered the homosexual community apoplectic. Hell hath no fury like homosexual activists who encounter dissent.

Here are some of the offending comments, which he offered in response to GQ’s question, “What, in your mind, is sinful?”:

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” [The writer explained that that Robertson then paraphrased Corinthians]: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later.” 

The Left is caterwauling about Phil Robertson’s “judging” and “condemning,” all the while, of course, judging and condemning Phil Robertson. Either out of their own ignorance or Macchiavellian political expedience, the Left fails to make the distinction—publicly, at least—between judging the eternal destination of individuals and “judging” which behaviors are right and which are wrong.

Everyone judges in that sense. Everyone does it every day. Every time the Left becomes indignant about the beliefs or political actions of conservatives, they have judged. A society that refuses to make judgments about what constitutes moral conduct could not make laws and would not long exist. A society that refuses to “condemn” wrong actions as wrong will collapse in moral anarchy.

What “progressives” condemn is any condemnation directed at any behavior of which they approve. And this is what leads to the hypocrisy virtually everyone can see in their laughable claims to value “diversity,” “tolerance,” free speech, and the First Amendment (which protects the free exercise of religion and says nothing about the free exercise of homo sex).
 

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ABORTION CLINIC CLOSINGS IN 2013



2013 was banner year for putting abortion practitioners out of business
LifeNews.com – Cheryl Sullenger – 12/18/2013

Operation Rescue works to research, document, report, and expose abortion abuses in order to save lives, spare women from exploitation at the hands of abortionists, and bring the abusers to justice. OR’s work also helps the public understand the truth behind the so-called “safe and legal” abortion trade that regularly maims women and kills babies — often illegally — in dangerous abortion mills across the nation.

“We have yet to find an abortionist that completely complies with the law. This makes the abortion industry very dangerous. When we can document abuses, we consider it a public service to report these shady abortionists to the authorities,” said Newman. “It’s gratifying to know that our work has helped save lives and has protected women from shoddy or abusive abortion practices. It’s an incentive to work even harder to end abortion altogether.”

Source documents of abortion abuses are maintained at AbortionDocs.org, a searchable database that includes every abortion clinic and known abortionist in America.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WI DPI – PUBLIC HEARINGS THREE YEARS AND SIX MONTHS LATE



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Press release – Hearings on college and career ready standards
WI Dept of “Public” Instruction
 
News Release ### NOTE: This news release is available electronically at http://news.dpi.wi.gov/files/eis/pdf/dpinr2013_157.pdf
Education Information Services  125 South Webster Street  P.O. Box 7841  Madison, WI 53707-7841  (608) 266-3559

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DPI-NR 2013-157

Friday, December 13, 2013

Contact: Patrick Gasper, DPI Communications Officer, (608) 266-3559

Hearings on college and career ready standards to be held Dec. 19

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct three hearings to accept specific public testimony and comment on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts. The hearings will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, from 3 to 6 p.m., in three locations around the state. Those locations will be:

• CESA 12, 618 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806;
• Logan Middle School, 450 Avon Street, La Crosse, WI 54603; and
• Mary McLeod Bethune Academy, 1535 North 35th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208.

Under state law (see 2013 Wisconsin Act 20), the department is required to hold at least three public meetings and take public testimony regarding the adoption of educational standards. In receiving public testimony, the DPI will follow standard administrative hearing procedure with department staff present to receive testimony. Testimony can be presented orally at these hearings or submitted in written form.

Wisconsin has model academic standards in multiple subject areas, but the focus of these hearings will be on the CCSS in mathematics and English language arts. Through the current and previous state budget bills signed into law by the governor, the Legislature has required the department to adopt college and career ready standards, the CCSS, and to implement new state assessments by 2014-15 that are aligned to the CCSS.



The hearing sites are fully accessible to people with disabilities. Additional information about the CCSS can be found at http://commoncore.dpi.wi.gov/ . The fiscal impact of the CCSS by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and the department’s evaluation of the CCSS are available at http://standards.dpi.wi.gov/ccss-why .

Written comments on the CCSS may be submitted via U.S. mail (address: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, PO Box 7841, Madison WI 53707-7841) or e-mail to CCSSTestimony@dpi.wi.gov  no later than Jan. 3, 2014, and will receive the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearings.

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