Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mid-Week 'Report;' 10/31/2012 [Part 2]

What The National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
2013 Index Of Economic Freedom: No Boost In Trade Freedom
by Brian Riley; Ambassador Terry Miller,
October 25, 2012
Abstract: The Heritage Foundation has been tracking and ranking trade freedom around the world since 1995. The rankings have consistently shown a correlation between trade freedom and improved lives for people around the world—and vice versa. The latest rankings, in the forthcoming 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, once again confirm that connection. For that reason, it is a matter of concern that the worldwide trade freedom score has not improved over the past year. The United States used to be a free trade leader, serving as an example to other countries. It can, and should, be a leader again. This Special Report describes which trade policies are helpful, which are harmful, and what the U.S. Congress can do now to put the U.S. back on a path to free trade leadership.
The latest rankings of trade freedom around the world,[1] developed by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in the forthcoming 2013 Index of Economic Freedom,[2] once again demonstrate how citizens of countries that embrace free trade are better off than citizens of countries that do not. The case for pending trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area, is bolstered by international statistics showing a strong correlation between trade freedom and a variety of positive indicators, including economic prosperity, low poverty rates, and clean environments.
Worldwide, the average trade freedom score [....]

Mexico's Drug Lords Ramp Up Arsenals With RPGs
by Ioan Grillo-Mexico City,
October 25, 2012
When a Mexican SWAT team stopped a stolen Cadillac van in the border city of Piedras Negras, it was not a surprise when they were greeted by a tirade of bullets as the criminals blasted and ran. But after they kicked open the trunk, the officers realized they could have been victims of more catastrophic firepower. The gunmen had been in possession of an arsenal of weapons that included three Soviet-made antitank rockets complete with an RPG-7 shoulder-fired launcher. If the criminals had got a rocket off, they could easily have blown the SWAT vehicle to pieces. RPG-7s can also take out helicopters and were used in the Black Hawk Down episode in Somalia in 1993.
The rockets, found on Saturday, are part of an increasingly destructive array of weaponry wielded by Mexican drug cartels, like the feared Zetas, in reaction to attacks on them by police and soldiers. While security forces have taken down several key cartel bosses this year, gunmen have struck back, setting off five car bombs, hundreds of fragmentation grenades and several shoulder-fired rockets. Soldiers even seized one homemade three-ton tank with a revolving gun turret. When Mexican marines on Oct. 7 claimed to have [....]

Multi-National Corporations And Stability: A New Role?
by Jason Thomas,
October 1, 2012
United States foreign policy is underpinned by a three-pronged strategy of diplomacy, development and defence within an era of extremely tight US fiscal and budget constraints. As former US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates stated in 2011, “the overarching goal will be to preserve a US military capable of meeting crucial national security priorities, even if fiscal pressure requires reductions in the force’s size.” While not limited to, the focus of US foreign policy on denying safe havens for trans-national terrorists, geo-political stability, access to resources and commodities and working through bi-lateral security treaty obligations. This paper puts forward the concept that multi-national corporations, particularly those from the extractive sector, with 10-20 year project life cycles, their access to global capital funds and the attractive return on investment in unstable states, could act as a force multiplier for the US military and signal a new phase in civil-military operations.
Corporate Stability Operations a Post-Afghanistan Opportunity
In a recent Small Wars Journal paper, Irregular Warfare and the Two Minds of the Venture Capital Green Beret, EM Burlingame says that an economy can only be created and sustained through boundless energies and limitless creativity of the people living at the expansive, chaotic edge of a system, employing the Mind of the Disruptor to establish new assets and wealth. While the post-Afghanistan security environment may mean pulling back to core principles for Western armed forces, it is also an opportunity to engage disruptive thinkers so we can adapt as fast as our enemies.
Despite a war weary nation and as [....]

'Cooling Out' The Voters
by Dr Thomas Sowell,
October 29, 2012
Confidence men know that their victim — "the mark" as he has been called — is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.
So part of the confidence racket is creating a period of uncertainty, during which the victim is not yet sure of what is happening. This delaying process has been called "cooling out the mark."
The same principle applies in politics. When the accusations that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton first surfaced, he flatly denied them all. Then, as the months passed, the truth came out — but slowly, bit by bit. One of Clinton's own White House aides later called it "telling the truth slowly."
By the time the whole truth came out, it was called "old news," and the clever phrase now was that we should "move on."
It was a successful "cooling out" of the public, keeping them in uncertainty so long that, by the time the whole truth came out, there was no longer the same outrage as if the truth had suddenly come out all at once. Without the support of an outraged public, the impeachment of President Clinton fizzled out in the Senate.
We are currently seeing another "cooling out" process, growing out of the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11th this year.
The belated release of State Department e-mails shows that the Obama administration knew, while the attack on the American consulate was still underway, that it was a coordinated, armed terrorist attack. They were getting reports from those inside the consulate who were under attack, as well as surveillance pictures from a camera on an American drone overhead.
About an hour before the attack, the scene outside was calm enough for the American ambassador to accompany a Turkish official to the gates of the consulate to say goodbye. This could hardly have happened if there were protesting mobs there.
Why then did both President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice keep repeating the story that this was a spontaneous protest riot against an anti-Islamic video in America?
The White House knew the facts — but they knew that [....]

Landlords:  5 Reasons Why Our Time Is Now
by Brett Ferniss,
undated material
Wow! Has it already been over five years already since the real estate market tanked? TARP, the "new normal", bailouts, CDO's, and toxic assets were all the rage back then. Home buyers disappeared, home sellers were really unhappy, and real estate prices dropped like a rock. Renters were deemed the smart folks, and landlords, not so much.
It was a tough time for most people as the economy soured and landlords were no different. Rental rates were relatively low, almost no one could get a mortgage to refinance, and people (landlords and tenants included) were losing their jobs. This affected landlords in two ways. First, if they lost their job, they still had to pay for their home and their rental homes. And, secondly, if their tenant lost their job, they had to deal with that situation as well. The uncertainty made for tough times for all involved. Many landlords got out of the rental business either by choice or by economic necessity.
However, the times have changed in almost every way for the better now. The rewards for hanging in there the last five years seem to [....]

House Committee Threatens To Subpoena Documents Related To IRS's Illegal obamaKare Taxes
by Michael Cannon,
October 29, 2012
Last Friday, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and colleagues sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman accusing Treasury of “either willfully misleading the Committee or…purposefully withholding information that is essential to the Committee’s oversight effort.”
As Jonathan Adler and I document in our forthcoming Health Matrix article, “Taxation Without Representation: The Illegal IRS Rule to Expand Tax Credits Under the PPACA,” the IRS has announced it will impose ObamaCare’s taxes on employers and individuals whom Congress expressly exempted from those taxes, and will send potentially hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to private health insurance companies, also contrary to the plain language of the statute. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has filed a legal challenge to the IRS rule that imposes those illegal taxes.
On August 20, the committee sent IRS [....]

Pocket Litter: The Evidence That Criminals Carry
by Scott Stewart,
October 25, 2012
On Oct. 12, a pregnant medical doctor from Guadalajara, Mexico, attempted to enter the United States through the San Ysidro border crossing. The woman reportedly wanted to give birth in the United States so that her child would be a U.S. citizen. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the woman, who has since been charged with visa fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Ordinarily, the arrest of a Mexican national for document fraud at a border crossing would hardly be newsworthy. However, this case may be anything but ordinary: Authorities have identified the woman as Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, who reportedly is the daughter of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, one of the world's most wanted men.
If Guzman is indeed the daughter of El Chapo, the arrest could provide much-needed intelligence to those pursuing the fugitive drug lord. Aside from the intelligence gathered during her interrogation, investigators could also learn much from the information she may have been inadvertently [....]

My Sources Say obama Was In The Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen
by Madeleine Morganstern,
October 28, 2012
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold.
Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate and recorded the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
“This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”

"Did Your Son Always Have Balls The Size Of Cue Balls?"
by Jason Howerton,
October 25, 2012
The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test.
Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the Libya victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him, coupled with new reports that indicate the Obama administration knew very good and well, almost immediately, that a terrorist attack was occurring in Benghazi, make him certain [....]

Endorsements Of Those Who Appreciate The
"Voice Of Essential Liberty"
Various Supporters,
undated material
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan: "I want to tell you how grateful I am for all you have done for our nation. Ronnie felt, as do I, that much of his administration's success at home and abroad was due, in part, to your efforts. The President was, and all Americans remain, deeply indebted to you."
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey: "Simply put, The Patriot Post cuts through the clutter and delivers timely, accurate, and colorful accounts of the week's most important news and policy issues. It's a mandatory read."
Syndicated Radio Host Michael Reagan: "The vision and legacy of the Reagan Revolution flourish on the pages of The Patriot Post."
Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner Jr.: "The best Websites wield remarkable influence in the marketplace of ideas. The Patriot Post is a 'must read' for informed conservatives."
Author Dr. Bill Bennett reads The Patriot Post: "The Patriot Post is leading the charge in the battle to restore America's values -- a vital ally on the front...." Author Cal Thomas: "The Patriot Post interprets current issues in the conservative context of history."
Constitutional Scholar Dr. Alan Keyes: "The Patriot Post recalls the noble tradition of our Founders. 'Publius' would have admired and endorsed The Patriot Post, as do I."
Ronald Reagan's White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker: "Thank you for your confidence in, and efforts to sustain the Reagan legacy." [....]

Romney v. obama; Adult v. Adolescent
It Will Take "Adult" Independent Voters To Defeat obama
by Mark Alexander,
October 25, 2012
"A few short weeks will determine the political fate of America for the present generation, and probably produce no small influence on the happiness of society through a long succession of ages to come."
--George Washington (1778)
I am returning today from one of several Department of Defense national security forums I attend annually. These briefings cover current operations, horizon and over-horizon threats, and our capability to respond to those threats.
In presidential election years, military briefings can be a challenge. Uniformed briefers are very good at respectfully concealing their political opinion, and should be. Indeed, expressing dissenting political views from those of the Commander in Chief will land senior officers in front of a UCMJ tribunal.
Fortunately, there is abundant criticism of Barack Hussein Obama's failed foreign and national security policies from Special Forces Operators, both enlisted and officer ranks, who have recently been honorably discharged. One of the most comprehensive objections is a detailed critical review of those policies in a bold new video on Obama administration "leaks" and Obama's use of the killing of Osama as campaign fodder. It features an impressive lineup of American Patriots who, unlike Obama, have honored their oaths.
At this week's briefings, there was a clear consensus among those attendees not in uniform that the next election is pivotal to our nation's ability to defend itself abroad, and moreover, the future of Liberty at home. It was no small coincidence that in the midst of these briefings, the last presidential debate of this election cycle took place, focusing on national security and foreign policy.
Let me be civil in my choice of words and say [....]
Until Next Sunday....



The Mid-Week 'Report;' 10/31/2012 [Part 1]

What The National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
barack obama, Spin Master
by Chuck Norris,
October 30, 2012
The definition of spin is to apply a slant or particular emphasis to information, as to persuade or deceive.
President Barack Obama really has been pounding the pulpit the past few days, with the election right around the corner, with the help of his speechwriters. He sounds a lot like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. About the only thing Obama hasn't said is "God damn America," as Wright did.
Obama has to pound his chest and beat the drum to rev up the Democratic base. Thank goodness that the only thing Mitt Romney has to do to rev up the Republican base — and, I hope, independents and undecided voters — is to talk common sense.
Obama can spin a fact, and even though it's wrong or untrue, we almost believe it. Then he sends his minions out to spin the same fact, hoping that if we hear it enough times, we finally will believe it. The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is a prime example. Even though Obama knew — from the moment of the assault — that it was a terrorist attack, he didn't let the American people know. We recently learned a drone was recording the attack in real time, and our president was watching from the Situation Room. It is clear that he chose to deceive the American people deliberately, saying it was a mob protest and blaming it on a video that nobody had seen.
My wife, Gena — who is a lot tougher than I am — and I are fighting mad with all the lies and distortions coming out of the White House. When I film a movie, I can kick the bad guy's butt. But here, all I can do is hope, pray and vote. So that is what we have to do! We have to get everyone out to vote for the only man who can get us out of this mess, Mitt Romney.
Unfortunately, Obama didn't have the experience to fix the economy, which he promised the American people he'd do. However, there were two things that would have been easy for him to accomplish. He promised to televise on C-SPAN all new bills presented to Congress, including Obamacare. However, Obama conveniently [....]

Australia in the Asian Century; White Paper
Staff Report,
undated material
Asia’s rise is changing the world. This is a defining feature of the 21st century—the Asian century. These developments have profound implications for people everywhere.
Asia’s extraordinary ascent has already changed the Australian economy, society and strategic environment. The scale and pace of the change still to come mean Australia is entering a truly transformative period in our history.
Within only a few years, Asia will not only be the world’s largest producer of goods and services, it will also be the world’s largest consumer of them. It is already the most populous region in the world. In the future, it will also be home to the majority of the world’s middle class.
The Asian century is an Australian opportunity. As the global centre of gravity shifts to our region, the tyranny of distance is being replaced by the prospects of proximity. Australia is located in the right place at the right time—in the Asian region in the Asian century.
For several decades, Australian businesses, exporters and the community have grown their footprint across the region. Today, for Australia, the minerals and energy boom is the most visible, but not the only, aspect of Asia’s rise. As the century unfolds, the growth in our region will impact on almost all of our economy and society.
An increasingly wealthy and mobile middle class is emerging in the region, creating new opportunities. They are demanding a diverse range of goods and services, from health and aged care to education to household goods, and tourism, banking and financial services, as well as high‑quality food products.
Beyond economic gains, there are many valuable opportunities for building stronger relationships across the region, including through closer educational, cultural and people‑to‑people links.
Our nation also has the strength that [....]

The Mitt Boom Liberals Will Hate;
The Libertarians Will Pretend To
by Shawn Mitchell,
October 29, 2012
Like the hostages jetting from Iran the day Reagan raised his right hand, America’s economy is about to bust its chains.
Not everyone will celebrate, even though they should.
America wants to recover.
In all our history, recoveries follow crashes. Usually, the deeper the dip, the steeper the climb back out. The only crisis with a recovery worse than Obama’s is the one that led to policies even more collectively transformative than his.
Builders, growers, producers, achievers—that is, employers--don’t know whether the next blow from the White House will aim at their taxes, their energy, their emissions, their employees’ tort rights, their health care costs, or the very legitimacy of their success and earnings.
Untold trillions of dollars—investment capital that dwarfs what Obama borrowed from China for his unstimulating infusion to the public sector—is sitting safely, unproductively on the sidelines until the people who invest it feel safe that Washington wants them to produce and succeed, not salute and comply.
Mitt doesn’t have to be a genius to unleash a brilliant expansion
The unfair advantage of leaders who believe in free enterprise is this: they don’t have to know what the next big thing is. Freedom will find it. And the next one.
Supply and demand send the signals that [....]

Income Matters In Voters' Choices
by Michale Franc,
October 25, 2012
In a Wall Street Journal column, Phil Gramm and Mike Solon ask whether the recent rapid expansion of the welfare state has altered the “old metrics” for assessing how the economy affects elections.
Specifically, they raise three pointed questions:
Do the tens of millions of Americans who use one or more of the 80 federal welfare programs “feel the same level of discontent about economic conditions as the rest of the voting population?”
“To what extent might these benefits not just foster dependency but also make the economy’s performance seem less of a deciding factor in voters’ choices?”
And, finally, “If you are concerned about your well-being and worried about a failed recovery — but getting new help from the government — do you vote for the candidate who promises more jobs or do you support the candidate who promises more government benefits?”
Excellent questions, all. But, before [....]

U.S. Presidential Elections In Perspective
by George Friedman,
October 30, 2012
The U.S. presidential election will be held a week from today, and if the polls are correct, the outcome will be extraordinarily close. Many say that the country has never been as deeply divided. In discussing the debates last week, I noted how this year's campaign is far from the most bitter and vitriolic. It might therefore be useful also to consider that while the electorate at the moment appears evenly and deeply divided, unlike what many say, that does not reveal deep divisions in our society -- unless our society has always been deeply divided.
Since 1820, the last year an [...]

Supreme Court To Decide If President Can Watch Americans' Every Move
by Bill Olsen,
October 29, 2012
On October 29,the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Clapper v. Amnesty International. The Court will then decide whether Americans have standing to challenge a federal statute that permits the government to intercept their communications without suspicion of any crime,without a warrant,and with virtually no meaningful judicial oversight of any sort. Our law firm had the privilege of filing an amicus curiae brief in the Clapper case on behalf of Gun Owners Foundation,Gun Owners of America,Inc.,U.S. Justice Foundation,Downsize DC Foundation,,and the Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund.
The case involves the 2008 FISA Amendments Act (“FAA”),which broadened the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”). For years,FISA has permitted the gathering of “foreign intelligence” outside the traditional legal safeguards associated with criminal law enforcement. Even before the 2008 amendments,FISA has allowed wiretaps so long as there was probable cause to believe that the target of the surveillance was a foreign power,or agent thereof. And,so long as the “target” is legitimate,all “incidental” information [....]

Is This obama's Kenyan-Birth Video
by VICE Staff,
Yesterday afternoon, an anonymous source known only as “Peter R.” reached out to VICE with claims that he had in his possession a video of President Barack Obama’s birth. Peter said that the footage was shot at a hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, on August 4, 1961, by his father, Barack Obama Sr. He sent us the password to a private video on Vimeo, a short clip that appears to depict a white woman who resembles Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, giving birth to a ginormous black baby. Peter also told us that he has the entire roughly 15-minute video in his possession and has been attempting to reach out to Donald Trump and other prominent birther theorists. We were literally at a loss for words, so we asked Peter if he’d be up for an interview about his “mind-blowing discovery” and, this morning, he said [....]

The Navy Is Not An Anarchism
by Arnold Ahlert,
October 29, 2012
"To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."
--George Washington
USS Enterprise and Escorts;; 10/29/2012
Re: The Left
"[Barack Obama is] certainly not a very good debater. He showed it again [last] Monday night. Obama lost. His tone was petty and small. ... That spirit led Obama into a major unforced error. When Romney made a perfectly reasonable case to rebuild a shrinking Navy, Obama condescended: 'You mentioned ... that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed.' Such that naval vessels are as obsolete as horse cavalry? Liberal pundits got a great guffaw out of this, but the underlying argument is quite stupid. As if the ships being retired are dinghies, skipjacks and three-masted schooners. As if an entire branch of the armed forces -- the principal projector of American power abroad -- is itself some kind of [....]

435 Representatives Can Not Faithfully Represent 300 Million Americans!
Staff Report,
Undated Material
The framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights intended that the total population of Congressional districts never exceed 50 to 60 thousand. Currently, the average population size of the districts is nearly 700,000 and, consequently, the principle of proportionally equitable representation has been abandoned.
The historical trend relative to our federal Representation is illustrated in the charts below. The vertical bar chart illustrates that the total number of congressional districts was increased every ten years from 1790 to 1910 (with a single exception). These increases were a direct result of the growth in total population as was intended by the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Note that the last increase in representation occurred after the 1910 census when the total number of congressional districts was increased to 435. It has remained that size ever since (except for a four-year period when it was temporarily increased to 437 after the admission of Alaska and Hawaii). [....]

Black And White Standards
by Walter E. Williams,
October 30, 2012
The Washington Post (10/25/2012), in giving President Barack Obama an endorsement for another four years, wrote,
"Much of the 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the past, but the key questions are who could better lead the country during the next four years -- and, most urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a more sound financial footing."
The suggestion appears to be that a president is not to be held accountable to his promises and past record and that his past record is no indication of his future behavior. Possibly, the Washington Post people believe that a black president shouldn't be held accountable to his record and campaign promises. Let's look at it.
What about Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half during his first term in office? Instead, we saw the first trillion-dollar deficit ever, under any president of the United States. Plus, it has been followed by trillion-dollar deficits in every year of his administration. What about Obama's pledge of transparency, in which his legislative proposals would be placed on the Internet days before Congress voted on them so that Americans could inspect them? Obama's major legislative proposal, Obamacare, was enacted in such secrecy and with such speed that even members of Congress did not have time to read it. Remember that it was Rep. Nancy Pelosi who told us, "But we have to pass the (health care) bill so that you can find out what is in it." What about Obama's stimulus packages and promises to get unemployment under control? The Current Employment Statistics program shows that in 2008, the total number of U.S. jobs was more than 138 million, compared with 133.5 million today. As Stanford University economics professor Edward Lazear summed it up, "there hasn't been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office."
While Obama's national job approval rating is a little less than 50 percent, among blacks his job approval is a whopping 88 percent. I'd like to ask people who approve of Obama's performance, "What has President Obama done during the past four years that you'd like to see more of in the next four years?"
Black support of politicians who have done little or nothing for their ordinary constituents is by no means unusual. Blacks are chief executives of major cities, such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, Memphis, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Oakland, Newark, Cleveland and Cincinnati. In most of these cities, the chief of police, the superintendent of schools and other high executives are black. But in these cities, black people, like no other sector of our population, suffer from the highest rates of homicides, assaults, robberies and shootings. Black high-school dropout rates in these cities are the highest in the nation. Even if a black youngster manages to graduate from high school, his reading, writing and computational proficiency is likely to be equivalent to that of a white seventh- or eighth-grader. That's even with school budgets per student being among the highest in the nation.
Last year, in reference to President Obama's failed employment policies and high unemployment among blacks, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., who is chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said, "If Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed [....]
Part 2 MAY follow....



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This'n'That; October Thirtieth #4; Consider This....

obama, The Super Hero?!?
    The entire Benghazi tragedy was engineered to show "Clown Prince" obama as the benevolent dictator he sees himself:
The Consulate in Benghazi was intentionally disarmed;
The Consulate in Benghazi was intentionally left unprotected, insecure;
Ambassador Stevens was left with ONLY two bodyguards;
Ambassador Stevens was to be kidnapped;
Ambassador Stevens was to be exchanged for the blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.
    As with the vast majority of the 'obama-engineered' Look-How-Great-I-Am scenarios, this one went horribly wrong, eventually costing four Americans, their lives.  For what?!?  So "Clown Prince" obama could keep at least one of the many promises to his muslim breatheren.  Sadly, the "Clown Prince" will not be impeached for this among other treasonous actions.  This begs the question:
Can an ex-ruler be sued in civil court by those with standing in the various, aforementioned treasonous actions?!?

Til Nex'Time....

Reference 'Lie-barry:'



This'n'That; October Thirtieth #3; Well Said!!

A Truthful Cartoon:
by Dag Barkley; from; October 29, 2012
Til Nex'Time....



This'n'That; October Thirtieth #2; Donors

obama Campaign Gets New (albeit-Deceased) Donor
    As reported by 'World Net Daily,' Osama bin Laden has donated TWICE to the obama 2012 re-immaculation campaign!  Not only that, bin Laden is also listed as a campaign volunteer.  World Net Daily made the donations itself; proof that obama and his minions can--and do--accept ILLEGAL foreign donations.
Check it out for yourself!!

Til Nex'Time....



This'n'That; October Thirtieth #1; True Leadership

Finally, A Leader For America!
    After cancelling most of his campaign appearances in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Romney pressed his campaign busses into service.
After cancelling his Virginia events, one of the governor's campaign busses into service collecting relief supplies in that state to be moved to those most in need as the storm winds down.  Another bus collected supplies in New Hampshire after an Ann Romney appearance had been cancelled in that state.
    In the meantime, "Clown Prince" obama flew to a scheduled campaign event in Orlando only to be turned around by his handlers.  The event was cancelled and the "Clown Prince" flew back to the District of Corruption and barackingham Palace, to act like he might want to be president, some day!!! 
Remember--as you watch the "Clown Prince" claim all the credit; display what he calls leadership--each states' governor is responsible for disaster response, the employment of assets for best use.  After his clownish lies and obfuscations with the Benghazi murders, the "Clown Prince" needs to be 'Barry-on-the-spot' in an attempt to repair recent damage to his massive ego!!
    Governor Romney personifies the President Harry S Truman quote:
"It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit." 
The country is about four-years-overdue for even a modest amount of presidential leadership!
Til Nex'Time....
P.S.  I wonder: where are the the two Canadian buses we bought for "Clown Prince" obama's three-mile ride into each of the half-dozen venues for photo ops during his August, 2011 blather trip into Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois?!?  Total cost for the two: $2,191,960!!  Expensive photos....and you paid for them!



Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Sunday 'Report;' 10/28/2012 [Part 2]

What The National Pamphleteers Don't Report:
[Blogger Note I've opened the archives of photos I've taken at various places we've been, as well as political photos and cartoons that have appeared in this blog.  Check them out here]

Providing Cover For A Feckless barack obama
by Jim Emerson,
October 27, 2012
Now the finger-pointing begins over who is going to take the blame for the Administration’s inaction after the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. The six-plus hour attack was being monitored by a UAV gathering intelligence and streaming it back home via live video stream. The line that the military couldn’t be dispatched because of the lack of intelligence is no excuse. If not, what was the drone doing? Flying airshow maneuvers? Leaked State Department emails exposed the fact that they knew when the attack began, how many attackers, and by who. In a sporting analogy, somebody dropped the ball.
State Department
The State Department knew that the consulate was under attack; and two hours into the attack, they briefed State Department Officials and the White House on who attacked the facility. They knew that it was the Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia. When she accepted this job, Hillary Clinton intended to serve 4 years but no more. Instead of taking the fall for this fiasco, she now plans to stay at State for another four years. Hillary will [....]

Stop Feeding The Dragon:
The War Against The International Richest 1% Bankers: The Turning Point Is Here!
by 'Volubrjotr,'
October 18, 2012
You must enlarge this chart to read the names of the corrupt politicians, businesses, etc., it takes two clicks to do so. Connections does not mean sole ownership, just means connections. Restrict the flow of your money into any of these entities and will will soon dry up.
While consistently passing laws that help make more money for the corporate and political elite is one of the important items on the New World Order agenda, another is to set up a new class system in the United States based on wealth.
The rich few have positioned themselves to have influence over politicians and lawmakers as well as over financial markets.
Education and social program funding is being cut so that the people who are being groomed to be the working class, essentially anyone that isn’t one of the rich elite, won’t have the education that they need to understand how to challenge the status quo.
They are being trained to be workers that don’t expect too much and who define success as having enough money to buy the latest trendy consumer products.
Using a combination of fear of terrorists, economic instability for people making under a certain amount of money per year and slick marketing to convince people that their role in the economy is merely to consume, the New World Order agenda is creating an entire country of workers that are happy to let the rich elite rule them. [....]

Lemon Twist on PowerBlock
 This weekend PowerBlock Magazine’s West Coast reporter Jason Lewis manages to sit John Force down long enough for an interview with the world’s most successful racer. Jason caught up with the King of NHRA drag racing in his California shop. Plus we feature this gorgeous yellow Mopar. Owner David Ellison took a rough ’71 Cuda and dropped in a fresh 426 Hemi four speed cranking out 425 horsepower. The classic ‘70’s black leather interior is by Legendary and packs the signature pistol grip shifter. The ‘71’s are the only Cudas with the gill fenders, shark tooth grill and double headlights. This baby rides on Rally Wheels and Bridgestone rubber. Catch it all on October 20 & 21. [Oops, Sorry!!]
David Ellison's 1971 Cuda

Fifty-Third Terror Plot Foiled Since 9-11:
Bombing Targets U.S. Financial Hub
by Jessica Zuckerman,
October 17, 2012
On Wednesday, federal authorities arrested a man outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan in an attempt to detonate a van he believed to be laced with explosives. The man had been under close surveillance by the FBI for some time, and the explosives were rendered inoperable.
While it appears that the public was never in danger, this latest attempted attack marks the 53rd thwarted terrorist plot against the United States since 9/11 and serves as a stark reminder that terrorists continue to plot against America.
 Federal Reserve Bank Plot
According to reports by the FBI, 21-year-old Bangladeshi citizen Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis came to the U.S. in January 2012 on a student visa with the explicit goal of carrying out a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Upon arriving in the U.S., Nafis [....]

Ahead Of Election, obama Stops Releasing 'Stimulus' Reports
by Jeffery Anderson,
October 19, 2012
The $831,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” that President Obama spearheaded and signed into law requires his administration to release quarterly reports on its effects. But “the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011.
One wonders how the administration would treat a private citizen who acted like such a scofflaw in response to one of Obama’s principal legislative initiatives. It certainly appears that this administration, which is so very fond of regulating Americans’ lives — witness the 13,000 pages of Obamacare regulations it has already penned — doesn’t hold itself accountable to the same set of rules that it’s so eager to compel the American people to obey.
Section 1513 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “stimulus”) explicitly states, “In consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Secretary of the Treasury, the Chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers shall submit quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives that detail the impact of programs funded through covered funds on employment, estimated economic growth, and other key economic indicators.” (The head of the Council of Economic Advisors, currently Alan Krueger, is appointed by the president, confirmed by the Senate, and works within the Executive Office of the President. He is the president’s chief economic adviser.)
Indeed, the old reports [....]

HHS Hires PR Firm To Pitch obamaKare
by Joel Gehrke,
The Washington Examiner
October 4, 2012
    President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department hired a public relations firm to tell Americans about the perks in Obamacare and how they can enroll in the health care law’s exchanges.
HHS gave Weber Shandwick a $3.1 million contract. ...
HHS gave a $20 million contract to another [....]

Hollywood gets $900k to pitch Obamacare on TV
by Christopher Bedford,
September 17, 2012
    California’s ObamaCare-created insurance exchange is planning to spend $900,000 in taxpayer money to a P.R. firm to help enlist Hollywood “to incorporate story lines or mentions of health care reform that would reinforce [public relations] campaign messages” on prime-time TV.
The Hill reports that alongside a possible reality show about life [....]

The Most Outrageous Way to Share a Coke
What is the most outrageous way to share a Coke? Watch this video to see what Justine, Josh TheComputerNerd01 and a few new friends came up with -- an incredible one-of-a-kind machine! Once you've watched the video visit to share a Coke with your friends.

Mr president, Why Won't You Help Us Avert National Bankruptcy?
by David Limbaugh,
October 23, 2012
President Obama, I'd like to follow up on my most recent column and ask you a few more questions, please.
I am assuming you don't dispute that our nation faces a very serious financial problem, with unfunded liabilities in excess of $100 trillion. I use the word "assuming" because I don't remember you ever spending much time talking about this problem, which is odd because the very subject haunts so many Americans and makes them fearful for the future of this country.
Yet if you do recognize that these liabilities threaten our nation's solvency, how is it conceivable that you've not made the problem one of your foremost priorities? Yes, you established a bipartisan deficit commission, but you refused to meet with it and you ignored its findings, so that doesn't get you off the hook.
When Rep. Paul Ryan presented his "Path to Prosperity" and the Republican Congress passed a budget largely along the lines Ryan proposed, you publicly ridiculed Ryan, and your Democratic-controlled Senate summarily rejected the bill.
When Ryan questioned your treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, about entitlements and our national debt, Geithner claimed that the administration stabilized the deficit and debt issues over the next 10 years but admitted that you have no plans for attacking the long-term problem. But what Geithner refers to as stabilization actually amounts to adding approximately $1 trillion per year to our national debt over the next decade, which, incidentally, makes your statement that you would not add a dime to the national debt just outright bizarre — and disturbing.
More troubling, though, than the $10 trillion your budget admits you'd add to the debt over the next 10 years is Geithner's brazen confession that you have no plan to tackle the explosion of our unfunded liabilities. When Ryan pressed Geithner on that point, Geithner merely responded that he and you didn't like Ryan's plan, because it wouldn't adequately protect seniors and middle-income earners. But as you know, Mr. President, that is also blatantly false. Ryan's plan carves out special protection for those groups. You must know, unless you are as negligent about informing yourself on Republican ideas you oppose as you are regarding national security matters, that Ryan's plan would preserve [....]

obama's Class Warfare: Don't Get Fooled Again
by Chuck Norris,
October 23, 2012
Have you noticed how the Obama campaign has stepped up its class warfare rhetoric as we draw closer to Election Day?
President Barack Obama constantly resorts to this tactic because he's simply unable to defend his own record in office, as 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and the economy remains in distress.
Class warfare is all he has left.
But voters aren't buying Obama's polarizing rhetoric. In a Gallup survey about the 12 most important priorities this election year, the issue of "increasing taxes on wealthy Americans" came in dead last among voters. Understandably, Americans are far more concerned with issues such as "creating good jobs," "reducing corruption in the federal government" and "reducing the federal budget deficit," among other important priorities.
Nonetheless, Obama relentlessly attacks Mitt Romney's prosperity, as if being a successful businessman — who takes financial risks and creates jobs — were an automatic disqualifier for anyone running for the nation's highest office.
During the second presidential debate last week, Obama hammered Romney for his financial success and played the class warfare card:
—"I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours, so it doesn't take as long." (In fact, Obama has a larger pension than Romney.)
—Obama attacked Romney's "$20-million-a-year" income. (Romney actually made $13.7 million in 2011 and gave nearly 30 percent of his income to charity.)
—He also accused Romney of shielding the wealthy from paying "a little bit more" in taxes.
—He stated: "I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that's how our economy's grown."
Obama claims to support free enterprise, self-reliance and individual initiative, but [....]

Chef Broke The Law By Cooking Healthy Food
by Jon Rappoport,
Personal Liberty Digest
October 23, 2012
Annika Eriksson, a long-time Swedish chef revered for her school lunches, has been squelched.
Has she made errors? Are her meals contaminated? Has the quality of her ingredients slipped? No, none of the above.
The trouble stems purely from the fact that her meals are too good. Yes, you read that right.
She’s exceeding expectations. She bakes fresh bread every day. She offers 15 different vegetables at lunchtime. She knows it pleases the students to have choices.
This is her crime because, you see, other schools don’t have the same benefits in the Falun district [....]

If it’s October, Surprise!
obama Wants to Nuke Arm Iran to Get Elected
by John Ransom,
October 23, 2012
    Rumors of a deal between Obama and the mullahs in Iran on the lifting of economic sanctions in return for shows of compliance by the Persian runaway state on nuclear arms inspections are gaining steam.  Obama, desperate for a diplomatic coup to cover for fading polls, fading policy and a fading public, is thought to have written a letter to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offering to lift some sanctions in return for a show of compliance with requirements to suspend uranium enrichment, according to Dick Morris.
“Citing an Internet report on WorldNetDaily, a conservative website,” writes the Washington Times, “Mr. Morris said a deal between the White House and the Iranian regime is in the works to ease sanctions on Iran in return for concessions on the Iranian nuclear program.”
Economic sanctions have rarely worked, and in the case of Iran, while they have led to increasing civil unrest, they still haven’t worked.
The sanctions, while painful, have not changed the course of Iranian internal affairs.
“Obama’s sanctions came too late (after he wasted 18 months on ‘engagement’),” says the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, “were watered down too much and were unaccompanied by a credible threat of force. If anything, the latest ‘deal’ highlights just how preposterous [....]

Shocker: Bureaucrat-Dominated Panel Claims Bureaucrats Are Underpaid
by Daniel J. Mitchell,
October 23, 2012
Since I’ve been in Washington from more than 25 years, it takes something really remarkable to shock me. But when I read today that federal bureaucrats are supposedly underpaid, notwithstanding all the evidence to the contrary, I thought somebody had sent me an article from the Onion.
But then I saw that the assertion of underpaid bureaucrats was put together by the stooges at the Federal Salary Council, a body controlled by government employee unions.
Here are some excerpts from a Federal News Radio report about their preposterous claim.
The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers has jumped 8 percentage points since last year, according to new data presented at a Federal Salary Council meeting Friday. On average, federal employees earn 34 percent less than their private-sector counterparts, according to the council’s analysis. The pay gap, which is calculated using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics based on pay in 34 locality pay areas, was 26 percent last year. The council, which is made up of labor representatives and pay experts, makes recommendations on federal pay to the President’s Pay Agent.
But the article was fair in that it cited some contrary data. [....]

Why Won't Conservatives Just Drop Social Issues?
by Heidi Harris,
October 23, 2012
Good question, and one that was asked of me by a conservative veterinarian friend of mine last week. He is completely on board with conservative fiscal principles, (when applied), but he doesn’t understand WHY we on the “Religious Right” are still concerned about abortion, gay marriage, etc. “You need to drop it”, he said.
Let me try to explain why we don’t and why we shouldn’t. Those of us on the Religious Right, contrary to popular belief, are not interested in taking away rights from those who disagree with us. We’re just trying to maintain what rights we have left. We are not taking your territory; you’re taking ours.
Think about it: When I was a child in school, if Susie had two mommies, we sure didn’t hear about it at school, and my mother didn’t have to explain it at home. No one wants to see a child ostracized or bullied because their family structure is not traditional, and that should NOT be tolerated. But on the other hand, school is not the place for children to be exposed to the gay agenda, which wants to normalize gay relationships in the minds of young kids.
This was not happening when I was a child in school, and the religious right is merely pushing back on what they view as an unimaginable encroachment on their rights.
Religious parents aren’t stopping and questioning kids when they walk into school every morning about who does what in their home, so why should my child have to hear about it?
It’s a parent’s job to discuss social issues with their children, not [....]

Academy That Produced Two Presidents Now Terrorist Breeding Ground
by Floyd Brown,
October 22, 2012
(EDITOR’S NOTE: George Bush,Sr.,George Bush,Jr.,and John F. Kennedy Jr. actually attended Phillips Academy in Andover,Massachusetts versus Phillips Exeter Academy. However,there is still reason to be concerned about this academy as a possible terrorist breeding ground.)
Meet Maggie Hassan,the Democratic candidate for governor in the state of New Hamphshire. Maggie is married to Thomas Hassan,the principal of Phillips Exeter Academy. For those of you who are not familiar with Phillips Exeter Academy,it is ranked the number six school in the country and has an extremely impressive list of alumni that includes Oliver Wendell Holmes,John F. Kennedy Jr.,George Herbert Bush,George W. Bush,and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. And the list goes on: Bill Belichick,coach of New England Patriots;James Spader the actor;Dr. Spock,renowned pediatrician from the 1950’s,and many more. The list is like a “who’s who” of American history,and there is no doubt that the students currently enrolled will have similar power and influence in the decades to come. So what could be the problem with that? The short answer:radical Islam.
To quote an excellent article by Chris Anu of the New Hampshire Herald: [....]

Unlearning Liberty
by Mike Adams,
October 23, 2012
Despite their feigned interest in tolerance, college campuses are among the most punitive and stifling environments in the country. Students are routinely punished for "offenses" ranging from penning mild satire to holding the wrong opinions on important social and political issues. One book, Unlearning Liberty, by Greg Lukianoff, documents these abuses better than any other that has been written since I joined the campus culture wars over a decade ago. Greg is able to document these things well and for a simple reason: he has been the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for the last seven years.
The stories Greg tells in his new book are so disturbing it will be difficult for some to believe that they are all real and all come from American universities. Unlearning Liberty at times sounds like an account from some far away land that never valued the kinds of freedoms our constitution guarantees. For example,
* A student is punished for racial insensitivity for publicly reading a book that condemns the KKK.
* Students are required to lobby before legislatures for political bills they disagree with in order to graduate from a public university.
* A student Senate passes a Sedition Act to punish other students for criticizing them at, of all places, a public university governed by the First Amendment and funded by their tuition dollars.
However strange these stories seem, they [....]

5 Signs Stocks will Collapse in 2013, Hurts obama's Re-immaculation Odds
by 'NewsMax Wires,'
October 27, 2012
"After putting $803,436 in Obama’s campaign coffer, a media giant attempted to keep Americans from seeing the video by banning it from their sites,” stated Aaron DeHoog, the financial publisher who is unapologetic for the release of controversial footage that has gained international attention.   The video DeHoog is referring to is a stunning interview with famed economist Robert Wiedemer, author of the New York Times best-selling book Aftershock.
     Wiedemer, best known for correctly predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the “Great Recession”, provides disturbing evidence in the video interview for 50 percent unemployment, a 90 percent stock market crash, and 100 percent annual inflation . . . starting as soon as 2013.  When the host of the interview [....]
The Chart That Will Cost Obama the Election

Hope-n-changey obama Supporters 'Gonna Assassinate Romney for Takin the Food Stamps'
by Various 'Twits,'
October 24, 2012
Repugnant state media observes radio-silence as Twitter explodes with racist threats that would make national headlines if directed at Dear Leader.
[Those "various twits:"]
This from just last night: [Oct 23rd]


Annual State-Local Tax Burden Ranking (2010) -
New York Citizens Pay the Most, Alaska the Least 
by Elizabeth Malm; Gerald Prante,
October 23, 2012
For nearly two decades the Tax Foundation has published an estimate of the combined state and local tax burden shouldered by the residents of each of the fifty states. For each state, we compute this measure of tax burden by totaling the amount of state and local taxes paid by state residents to both their own and other governments and then divide these totals by each state’s total income. We not only make this calculation for the most recent year, but also for earlier years due to the fact that income and tax revenue data are periodically revised by government agencies.
Our goal here is to move the focus from the tax collector to the taxpayer. We aim to find what percentage of state income residents are paying in state and local taxes and whether those taxes are paid to their own state or to others. We are not attempting to find the amount of money state and local governments have collected; the Census Bureau publishes the definitive comparative data answering that question.
Here are some examples of the difference [....]
Original Report:
Until Next Sunday....