Saturday, March 31, 2012
What do you understand Richard Thompson to be describing? How do you plan on responding to the current challenge against the religious liberty of the Roman Catholic Church?
Richard Thompson's Stand Up Detroit Excerpt
RT speech at Stand Up Detroit rally, March 23, 2012
Is this a reasonable policy or is this governmental bullying? Why do you think so?
Eric Metaxas debated Donna Crane, policy director at NARAL Pro-Choice America, about Obama's decision to force Catholic institutions to ensure insurance coverage of contraception on MSNBC's "Jansing & Co."
Father Sammie Maletta's Sermon on Obama's Assault on Religious Liberty
On February 5, 2012 Father Sammie Maletta delivered a Homily at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. This Homily addressed how Obama is threatening Religious Freedom and declaring war with the Catholic Church. Go to http://bit.ly/zPdgpw to fight the HHS Mandate.
SPOTTED: Contraceptives near Georgetown law school
Are contraceptives readily available, and inexpensive or free, adjacent to Georgetown University, without a government mandate compromising religious liberty?
Religious Liberty: Obamacare's First Casualty
Should the government determine how religions operate? Why or why not?
The controversy over the Obama Administration's anti-conscience mandate and the fight for religious liberty only serves to highlight the inherent flaws in Obamacare.
Sermon of Father Jay Scott Newman - Tyrannical Government Decrees and the Religious Liberty Crisis
CATHOLIC BISHOPS CALL OBAMACARE AN ‘UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY’
Obama's abortion absolutism and the 1st Amendment
Dick Retta is "not deterred by . . . by a civil lawsuit the Justice Department filed against him in July."
"This President, as a State Senator, voted against a bill requiring doctors to care for babies born after failed abortions (and then misled the media on the matter). As a candidate, he promised his first act would be signing the sweeping "Freedom of Choice Act," which would wipe out nearly all limitations on abortion and abortion subsidies. And then during the budget debates we saw him draw nearly his only line in the sand over Planned Parenthood subsidies.
It's abortion absolutism. Everything else -- free assembly, free speech, conscience protection, and his party's other interests -- they all take a back seat to protecting abortion."
Catholics, during the current regime, are restricted in exercising their civil rights of religious liberty and free speech under the First Amendment.
‘REAL NEWS FROM THE BLAZE’: WORLD POWERS UNITING AGAINST THE WEST
Friday, March 30, 2012
Mark Bosch, the current guitarist in Ian Hunter band joins Ricky Byrd (a former Ian Hunter guitarist) onstage with some of the other members of the NYC Hit Squad (Muddy Shews and Liberty DeVitto) for a classic Ian Hunter/Mott The Hoople song.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Chu: Energy Dept Working To Wean U.S. Off Oil, Not Lower Gas Prices
In 2009, Mitch McConnell asked that the Senate consider a bill to allow offshore drilling if gas prices rise but then Sen. Ken Salazar objected to the proposal. McConnell then asked if the bill could be triggered when gas reaches $4.50 per gallon, then $5 per gallon, then $7.50 per gallon, and finally $10 per gallon. All the prices were objected to. Then Senator Salazar was subsequently promoted to the position of Secretary of the Interior.
Not Even At $10 A Gallon?
Brazil Petrobras gets permit for U.S. deep waters in Gulf of Mexico
March. 18, 2011
Dilma Rousseff, a former guerrilla leader, and current Brazilian president, spent nearly three years in jail in the early 1970s.
19,000 Jobs Worth $1.1 Billion in Wages Lost Nationally Since Offshore Drilling Moratorium Imposed
OMSA: End the De Facto Gulf Drilling Moratorium Now
The Offshore Marine Services Association is calling on the Obama Administration to end its de facto moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Watch this video to learn how the President and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are defying the courts, sidelining Gulf oil workers and harming the American economy.
U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules, 2011
JUDICIAL #FAILS: ‘REAL NEWS’ PANEL ON FEDERAL CASE AGAINST MICHIGAN MILITIA
What difference is there in the government prosecuting Christians, as opposed to Islamists?
What is your reaction to ESPN pulling a pro-voting spot? Did they do the right thing? Why or why not?
After Mackey began preaching, a California Highway Patrolman arrested him for preaching to a “captive audience.” Now, more than a year later, the case has made its way to trial court in Riverside County, California.
California Penal Code Section 602.1
(a) Any person who intentionally interferes with any lawful
business or occupation carried on by the owner or agent of a business
establishment open to the public, by obstructing or intimidating
those attempting to carry on business, or their customers, and who
refuses to leave the premises of the business establishment after
being requested to leave by the owner or the owner's agent, or by a
peace officer acting at the request of the owner or owner's agent, is
guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail
for up to 90 days, or by a fine of up to four hundred dollars
($400), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
(b) Any person who intentionally interferes with any lawful
business carried on by the employees of a public agency open to the
public, by obstructing or intimidating those attempting to carry on
business, or those persons there to transact business with the public
agency, and who refuses to leave the premises of the public agency
after being requested to leave by the office manager or a supervisor
of the public agency, or by a peace officer acting at the request of
the office manager or a supervisor of the public agency, is guilty of
a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for up to
90 days, or by a fine of up to four hundred dollars ($400), or by
both that imprisonment and fine.
(c) This section shall not apply to any of the following persons:
(1) Any person engaged in lawful labor union activities that are
permitted to be carried out on the property by state or federal law.
(2) Any person on the premises who is engaging in activities
protected by the California Constitution or the United States
(d) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to supersede the
application of any other law.
Did the preacher interfere, obstruct, or intimidate any one? Certainly he refused to leave. However, is this free speech protected by the Constitution?
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech . . . "
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hiring help is not the privilege of only the wealthy, of course. According to the Independent Educational Consultants Assn., 22% of first-year students at private colleges—perhaps as many as 58,000 kids—had worked with some kind of consultant.
The leading coach has run application boot camps in Manhattan and Santa Monica, Calif., which this summer cost $9,500.
She wrote: A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting Into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges, and then to build a thriving business that helps people game the system. As she says to parents: "You don't want to pay $180,000 for some piddling school when, by spending a little extra, your kid could get into Yale."
Ivy League schools weren't being truthful about how they reviewed students' applications. "We were forced to misrepresent things," she says. "Parents kept asking if there was an equation we used. There was." Privately, the schools referred to it as the Academic Index, a formula based on test scores and academic standing used to rank applicants.
She selects classes for students, reviews their homework, and prods them to make an impression on teachers. She checks on the students' grades, scores, rankings. She tells parents when to hire tutors and then makes sure the kids do the extra work. She vets their vacation schedules. She plans their summers.
Hernandez rarely speaks with high school counselors. She never calls a college on a student's behalf. And she is especially careful not to leave any fingerprints on the application essays, even as she edits seven, eight, sometimes 10 drafts.
First she writes a 12-to-18 page report for each new student, based on transcripts, test scores, and other accomplishments, that gives the likelihood of their gaining admission to the schools they are interested in. "I have written: 'You have 0% chance of getting into Harvard early decision. Don't apply,'" she says. "People pay for accuracy. I know exactly what it takes to get into Harvard."
as she does with most of her clients, she worked with him by e-mail and over the phone, occasionally in person. She helped him navigate the International Baccalaureate curriculum, advising him to sign up for classes that U.S. colleges would recognize as difficult.
Then she suggested he write his main application essay about something else altogether. "The Habitat for Humanity theme, the tug on your heartstrings, sounded too common," says Andrew. So he tried another topic that would reveal more about his intellectual enthusiasms: how running helped him understand the existentialist philosophy he was reading about. "She gave me specific suggestions about the essay to form one cogent image of who I am," says Andrew.
Crafting that singular, convincing portrait of the student is central to Hernandez' approach. She considers sentimental pursuits a distraction and those done out of obligation misguided.
(Almost all of her clients apply early somewhere because the acceptance rate is higher than during regular admission.)
Today, Hernandez has 80 clients.
The summer program for students was for 15 spaces. In 2006 and 2007, Hernandez and Doe raised the price, first to $8,200 and then to $9,500, and still filled one session in Manhattan and another at the Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica. Next year they may hire others to help edit the essays so they can open the program to more students. They will charge $12,500.
Richard Thompson's Stand Up Detroit Excerpt
RT speech at Stand Up Detroit rally, March 23, 2012
Father Sammie Maletta's Sermon on Obama's Assault on Religious Liberty
On February 5, 2012 Father Sammie Maletta delivered a Homily at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. This Homily addressed how Obama is threatening our Religious Freedom and declaring war with the Catholic Church. Please take a few moments to listen. No one sums it up quite like Father Maletta. Go to http://bit.ly/zPdgpw to fight the HHS Mandate.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
"Master, have you forgotten what you have told me!," the novice exclaimed. "We are monks sworn to chastity and we are not to touch any woman but you just did! Why did you carry her so?"
Calmly, the master replied, "Oh, that, it was necessary to help her in such a way and I dropped her on the other side of the river. Tell me, my son, why is it that you are still carrying her?"
This is a short clip but what do you make of the body language between the two? Are they "chummy?"
Should we be concerned about our nuclear defense after Obama's re-election? Why or why?
John Bolton comments on Obama's open mic gaffe to Dmitry Menendev.wmv
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students: Hear Antony Davies live at the Exploring Liberty http://lrnlbty.co/x5Zi3P or Scholarship and a Free Society Seminar http://lrnlbty.co/wz3Ao9 this summer
The U.S. federal government collected $2.2 trillion and spent $3.8 trillion in 2011. At the same time, it was $14.6 trillion in debt. These numbers are too big to comprehend, so what if we scale it down to an average household's income level? If you spent the way the government does, you might be contemplating bankruptcy. What should be done to ensure the government gets its fiscal house in order before it becomes impossible to pay the bills?
Watch more videos: http://lrnlbty.co/GSlE1Z
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke on the House floor and addressed the recent report that the Obama Administration is giving $1.5 billion in military aid to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’: SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to...
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Airport Surveillance Apparently Shows Man Dragged Face-Down by Police: Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating an incident in which surveillance footage shows police officers apparently dragging a man face-down out of the Will Rogers World Airport. The incident occurred on Feb. 20, when James Jay Heidebrecht was arrested following a “disturbance at a security...
Can leaders pacify angry crowds? How and in what way?
Short James Brown Speech 1968, 1:25
James Brown I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing MDS 1969, 4:06
June 30, 1969: JB doin' the tune "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)"
The JB'S-You Can Have Watergate,But Gimme Some Bucks (1973), 6:10
"America Is My Home" by James Brown, 3:25
Beginning Speeches, Boston, '68
Israel's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The video explains that the reason there is no successful peace process is because of decades of Palestinian and Arab recalcitrance and the main reason for the conflict is not Israel's presence in the West Bank, but successive Palestinian leaders resistance to Jewish sovereignty.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
EAST AFRICAN-BORN CHILD OF U.S. CITIZEN IN 1961
These dates not only align with the alleged date of Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961, but also with evidence indicating that Ann Dunham departed from Hawaii beginning in February, 1961, shortly after her undocumented marriage to Obama Sr.
Also supported by this data is the implication of an African trip by the absence of Dunham’s passport information which is known to have existed from the 1960s which was used in at least one occasion for her departure with Obama Jr. to Indonesia where the two lived with Lolo Soetoro, Dunham’s second husband. If Dunham had filed for a “renewal” of an old passport, rather than for a new passport in the mid 1960’s for the Indonesian trip, which would have been the common practice for the life of a passport, this would have been indicated on the missing application which would have been included with the series of documents released by an FOIA request in early 2010.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Kim was asked what he considered to be the high point of his career. He responded [emphasis added]: “The high point was when we started receiving support, first from George Soros who gave us our first grants [to battle tuberculosis] and then we received a huge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
America can rest assured, Kim is cool, he can dance and rap which seem to be among his top qualifications, in addition to being a Soros puppet.
Can you appreciate why the world is mocking our representatives? Does the U.S. exercise diplomatic leadership in the world?
Obama and the US has a lot of close and strong allies in the world. And all small countries punches above their weight according to the president. From the show Detektor, Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR. Host is Thomas Buch-Andersen.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Should people be jailed for no siding? Why or why not?
Paul Harvey Aurandt (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009), better known as Paul Harvey, was an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. His listening audience was estimated, at its peak, at 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers. His broadcasts and newspaper columns have been reprinted in the Congressional Record more than those of any other commentator.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Does compelling speech through a court-written apology raise as many free speech concerns as prohibiting speech? Why or why not?
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Bradley Johnson has been a mathematics teacher in California’s Poway Unified School District for decades. And for much of that time, he has prominently displayed patriotic and faith-themed banners in his classrooms — a move that has drawn intense criticism and removal mandates from school officials.
The banners, which touted messages like “In God We Trust,“ ”God Bless America,“ and ”God Shed His Grace on Thee,” were ordered taken down by a school principal back in 2007 when Johnson transferred to a new high school. But for years, the AP calculus teacher says that nobody saw any problem with them:
“Nobody thought there was anything wrong with them. Administrators, superintendents, school board people who had been in my room.”
After the banners came down, the veteran educator, feeling targeted over the Christian theme of the banners, filed a Free Speech lawsuit. The Los Angeles Times explains the reason for his legal challenge:
To Johnson, the banners were no more an assertion of a religious point of view than the Tibetan prayer flag, Dalai Lama poster and Malcolm X poster that other teachers had in their classrooms.
At first, Johnson was successful in his pursuits. Last year, Federal Judge Roger Benitez sided with him and ruled that his First Amendment rights had been infringed upon. But in a follow-up court ruling on Tuesday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected this claim.
The God-focused banners, which the teacher put back up after his previous court victory, were again ordered to be taken down. In this ruling, the three-judge panel claimed that the principal and the board have the right, just as any employer does, to place limits on employees’ speech. The Times continues:
The size of the banners — some 7 feet wide by 2 feet high — made them “a promotion of a particular viewpoint,” Principal Dawn Kastner is quoted as saying in the court’s 40-page opinion.
The Christian Science Monitor provides more information about the ruling:
The appeals court said Johnson was a government employee hired to teach math, not to “use his public position as a pulpit from which to preach his own views on the role of God in our nation’s history to the captive students in his mathematics classroom.”
In addition to removing the banners, the appeals court ordered Johnson to pay the school board’s legal expenses. Johnson, though, is undeterred. He says he’s willing to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
Monday, March 19, 2012
A police report states: “We removed two individuals from the hospital at the request of hospital security guards, who asserted that the individuals had tried to go past them into secure and private areas of the hospital. The security guards declined to press charges and the individuals were released.”
Though it is very possible that the journalists attempted to enter the hospital— their video appears to be edited— does that warrant the police officer’s graphic response, and his threat to “terminate” the first amendment rights of the journalists?
Did the parents of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers help finance Barack Obama’s Harvard education?
Postman: Ayers family put 'foreigner' Obama through school
Sunday, March 18, 2012
FLORIDA ATHEISTS SCRUB AWAY HIGHWAY BLESSING WITH ‘UNHOLY WATER’ BECAUSE THEY‘RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE ’BIGOTRY’
What is your reaction to activist atheists?
List of United States presidential electors, 2004
"8. Abed Awad"
Muslim-American Apologist Lawyer TRIES to Justify Islamic (Sharia) Laws in American Courts, 4:51
Abed Awad is a lawyer in New Jersey with a specialty in shariah-related cases. Here he tries to explain why Sharia Law should be allowed in American courts, and why it's unconstitutional if it's prohibited from being used.1. He misinterprets Hilton v. Guyot, 159 U.S. 113 (1895), which was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court in which the court described the factors to be used when considering the application of comity.
2. Comity is a courtesy between nations, not individuals, unless he wants to argue that individual Muslims are loyal first and foremost to a foreign power.
3. There is no mention of sharia law in the decision.
“No law has any effect beyond the limits of the sovereignty from which its authority is derived. The extent to which one nation shall be allowed to operate within the dominion of another nation, depends upon the comity of nations. Comity is neither a matter of absolute obligation, nor of mere courtesy and good will. It is a recognition which one nation allows within its territory to the legislative, executive or judicial acts of another nation, having due regard both to international duty and convenience, and to the rights of its own citizens or other persons who are under the protection of its laws. The comity thus extended to other nations is no impeachment of sovereignty. It is the voluntary act of the nation by which it is offered, and is inadmissible when contrary to its policy, or prejudicial to its interests. But it contributes so largely to promote justice between individuals, and to produce a friendly intercourse between the sovereignty to which they belong, that courts of justice have continually acted upon it, as a part of the voluntary law of nations. It is not the comity of the courts, but the comity of the nation, which is administered and ascertained in the same way, and guided by the same reasoning, by which all other principles of municipal law are ascertained and guided."
Should the people have the right to assemble peaceably to support their candidates without fear of arrest? Why or why not?
Missouri Caucus Rigged Fraud, NO Camera's Allowed Ron Paul Mitt Romney Voters Election St
Eugene Dokes, the Chairman, started the meeting by immediately declaring there would be no video or audio recording allowed, and that if anyone refused to stop, they would be removed by police. The entire room of what has been reported as over 2,500 people began booing and demanding that recording be allowed. It was not just Ron Paul people. There are no rules that filming can not be done. In a caucus, the people make the rules.
Dokes then refused to commence the meeting until everyone stopped recording. The crowd makes multiple attempts to make a point of order, to move a meeting along properly, to address the situation, but Dokes refused to acknowledge the people. Dokes then left the podium, called the police.
The meeting was adjourned.
St. Charles co caucuses adjourned w/o delegates
The meeting was to re-adjourn once order was restored.
Once the meeting was adjourned, according to the Ron Paul supporter who was arrested, he states: "I explained very quickly that we needed to begin collecting a roster, as required, and what that meant. I was immediately approached by 4 or 5 police of unknown jurisdictions who made me step down from the chair and put me into handcuffs. When I asked what I was being arrested for, or if I was being arrested, I was told they would tell me later. Eventually I was booked for trespassing and released."
Brent Stafford, the Ron Paul supporter, Arrest at St. Charles Caucus
Effectively barred from participating, the Ron Paul contingent was eliminated.
The caucus was left with no committed delegates who will attend the national convention.
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A playlist of other videos
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Brent Stafford on the day: http://www.dailypaul.com/221346/this-is-brent-stafford-from-missouri
Will provide full source video of the entire beginning upon request, audio is bad, but understandable. There is no spin, there is no deception, three men threw out hundreds of delegates knowing that Ron Paul could've easily taken the majority. After agree'ing to split the delegates proportionally, Santorum's crew knew he would've come out with very few and Romney and Paul camps would've taken 40% 40% at least a piece - so they threw out all of the delegates and claimed that it was for the crowd's safety (and not their own).
************** CONTACT THE OTHER CANDIDATES ****************
Eugene Dokes (Temporary Chairman who refused cameras, bent rules, and refused to acknowledge calls for division & point of order)
He deleted his Facebook minutes after the incident
Picture with Rick Santorum: http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/427033_3051208231821_1011712256_3229...
Matt Ehlen (Santorum Chairman who usurped the position)
No Contact Number
Brian Spencer (Teacher at Francis Howell North, where the caucus was held. He introduced new rules and introduced the temporary chair Eugene Dokes)
No Contact Number (un-confirmed, contact me if you have it)
No Official Website (un-confirmed, contact me if you have it, he seems very unorganized)
Brian announced less than a month ago he was running for house - and now he's in the mix of caucus bending. Obviously, he's doing some favors.
******************** CONTACT THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT *******************
St. Peters Police Department (Who arrested Brent for unknown reasons)
************ NEWS SPIN ************
Cf. Chapter 18: caucus system
How Does A Caucus Work Anyway? (CBS News), 3:37
Saturday, March 17, 2012
She was born under Hitler, raised under the USSR's sovereignty in East Germany, and came to America as a young adult. LISTEN to her.
It calls for a draft, but not just a draft. A civilian draft, of “persons of outstanding experience or ability” without compensation. If they think they need you, they can compel you to work for the government for nothing.
They can, under this order, restrict civilian travel by any mode, including (probably) foot travel. They can ration food. They can restrict water usage, even from private wells. They can ration any and all drugs, including OTC and vitamins. They can collectivize farms. They can take over all energy production, including home solar units.
It also allows for drafting civilians. If they have need of your skills, they can compel you to work for no compensation.
All this not in a time of war, but in time of “National Emergency” (several EO national emergency states already in place) or even in Peacetime.
A more restrained interpretation exists; my basic point is that the language is there and has always been there for martial law and complete control over civilians. If you still feel fine about that then there is nothing to worry about.
Full Episode: http://tinyurl.com/completeRealTime
Alexandra Pelosi appeared on Real Time tonight with two purposes: to defend the video she filmed of voters in Mississippi. and to air a brand-new video that Bill Maher admitted would probably anger liberals. So What do you think?
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.
Specific materials in this video are copyrighted and fall into 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, The Fair Use of a Copyrighted Work.
THE NAKED MELTDOWN
Caught on Tape
YET MORE VIDEO RELEASED OF ‘KONY 2012’ FILMMAKER’S NUDE TIRADE
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Egyptian Clerics Repeat Franklin Prophecy Myth, Call the Jews "Donkeys" and "Apes and Pigs," and Say: Making Our Children Loathe the Jews Is a Form of Worship of Allah Al-Rahma TV
Given the fact that even the CEO admits there are “profitability” concerns in Europe, why did the Detroit automaker, which still owes U.S. taxpayers approximately $25 billion, invest $400 million in France’s fledgling Peugeot?
Should St. Patrick's Day be changed to ”O’Green Day/Tasting’ of the Green”? Why or why not?
MEGYN KELLY: ASKING MARINES TO DISARM IS LIKE SAYING ‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU NOT TO SHOOT DEFENSE SECRETARY’
Does this incident raise “troubling questions about whether our leaders trust our troops”? Do you think a message was being sent that they are not even trusted “not to shoot” Leon Panetta?
WASHINGTON, March 7—Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States.
Is it just too bad for Fido or is this an example of over-regulation?
Cf. The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece, Victor Davis Hanson, University of California Press (2009):
Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power, Victor Hanson, Anchor (2002):
However, during the Korean War Eisenhower accepted a truce but this agreement can be understood to his credit. It shortened the conflict and resulted in an enduring peace. Once a Republican president made peace in Korea, not one American serviceman was killed in action during the remaining seven and a half years of his presidency. No American president since Ike can make that claim.
Something significant must have occurred during the Eisenhower years. In fact, Eisenhower himself warned about the change: the military-industrial complex. In 1961, Eisenhower warned the Americans about a permanent armament establishment which is unique and new in American history.
Eisenhower warned against "unwarranted influence" in the world and the "disastrous rise of misplaced power" (Eisenhower, 17 January 1961, Farewell Address to the Nation). Americans did not heed the warning.
There is plenty of blame to go around for both parties but Democratic presidents have been particularly prone to re-make the world in their image. Both John F. Kennedy but particularly Lyndon Baines Johnson escalated the war in Vietnam while deceiving Americans about the real costs and ultimate number of casualties in the war.
Cf. Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, H. R. McMaster, Harper Perennial (1998):
Since 1980 there has been a dramatic increase in United States military operations which is in direct contrast with the pre-1960 period. Both political parties and subsequent administrations have engaged in military operations with abandon in an attempt to engage in nation building and creating the world in our image. For those Americans born after 1960 and 1980 or for those who operate from an ahistorical perspective it must be particularly difficult for them to grasp that this new normal is out of step with the American war tradition in our history.
The normative U.S. war-making machine is now fully engaged and we are paying a hefty human and economic price for our folly. The folly of our ways is not obvious with a vibrant economy but it certainly should be by now. As Max Boot states:"In the emerging global division of labor, the richest economies have prospered based not on the possession of natural resources or vast populations, as in the past, but by creating a favorable climate for innovation and investment – for the exploitation of human, not physical, capital" (Cf. War Made New: Weapons, Warriors, and the Making of the Modern World, Max Boot, Gotham , p.214:
http://www.librarything.com/work/1397318/summary/48789047 ). Formerly, America could rely on our natural resources or growing population but neither are enough any more and we are no longer the world's leader of innovation and private capital investment.
"Fewer [Americans] still drew any correlation between economic distress at home and the predicament into which the United States had worked itself abroad. As far as Washington was concerned (either George W. Bush's or Barack Obama's), domestic and foreign policies continued to occupy two different, largely unrelated spheres. Nothing that had occurred during the eight years of the second Bush era, it seemed, had overturned that conviction. . . . If President Obama remains similarly oblivious to any correlation between the nation's economic woes and the flawed national security policies he inherited, that will be far more puzzling, however. After all, the moment you acknowledge the linkage between Bush's ill-advised global war and our current economic disarray, whole new avenues of analysis open up. Getting to root causes suddenly becomes a possibility. It's akin to recognizing that smoking causes cancer or that prolonged alcohol abuse can produce liver damage: to make the connection is to redefine the problem. New strategies of prevention present themselves. The chief one: avoid patently self-destructive behavior. . . . Only then will it become possible to avoid the patently self-destructive behavior that today finds America facing the prospect of perpetual conflict that neither our army nor our economy can sustain" (Cf. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, Andrew Bacevich, Metropolitan Books , pp. 184-186):
Obama has enthusiastically promoted the military-industrial complex and no significant improvement in United States foreign policy has occurred. Although Obama inherited a largely pacified Iraq, he has no reliable and safe exit strategy from the region, a situation that to Bush's credit, he had largely mollified before Obama's inauguration. Moreover, Obama dramatically escalated the war in Afghanistan, and involved us in Libya which presented no vital national security threat. On several fronts Obama has weakened our national security which we will be paying for in the years to come (Cf. How The Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security, Victor Davis Hanson, Encounter Books (2009): http://www.librarything.com/work/9556105/59090613).
I'll confine myself to Libya for the sake of space but Obama lied as Johnson misled the American people about boots on the ground (Cf. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/12/us-boots-on-ground-in-libya-pentagon-confirms/ ), lost around 20,000 surface-to-air missiles (Cf. http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2281782&spid= ), and has not prevented sharia law and its
Islamist proponents from gaining power in a post-Gadaffi Libya (Cf. http://www.scribd.com/doc/62823350/Libya-Draft-Constitutional-Charter-for-the-Transitional-Stage ). An almost identical set of conditions led to the escalation of placing American troops in harm's way in Afghanistan. Obama has committed the same mistakes of history in Libya.
We are committed now in perpetual, global warfare that makes us not a twit safer or secure. An adult American conversation that distinguishes between military adventurism as engaged in by both Obama and Bush needs to take place. We have an incredibly talented and totally competent American military which is being squandered in global fiascoes that have little hope of return on our investment of blood and treasure.
Is 9/11 a fight worth fighting? Absolutely. Do I hear any of the eight Republican candidates question that that fight is not worth fighting? No, I don't hear that.
To our advantage we have a trained and fit military that, despite the lack of leadership by subsequent Commanders-in-Chief, is expert in interdicting high-value targets, stopping drug-running, discovering caches of weapons, rooting out false identities, securing borders and protecting civilians. And, where are these wonders of virtue, commitment, and teamwork? It is the incredible American military that is squandered by placing them in Libya, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in places where their efforts are not appreciated nor welcomed.
Imagine for just a moment if these troops were deployed along the Southern border and you can begin to imagine an America where our borders are secure; the military is used to best advantage, protecting American citizens, and our investments pay off in technological innovation and expertise because it directly benefits an enlightened and aware America that desperately needs jobs and economic growth.
If you can imagine American troops being deployed for America, and on behalf of Americans, you begin to appreciate what the Founders envisioned for their descendents: "We the People of the United States, in Order to . . . insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Congress never gave the IRS the authority to license tax preparers, and the IRS can't give itself that power.
But last year the IRS imposed a sweeping new licensing scheme that forces tax preparers to get IRS permission before they can work. This is an unlawful power grab that exceeds the authority granted to the IRS by Congress.
The burden of compliance will fall most heavily on independent tax return preparers and small businesses. Unsurprisingly, big firms such as H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt support the licensing scheme. As The Wall Street Journal explained: "Cheering the new regulations are big tax preparers like H&R Block, who are only too happy to see the feds swoop in to put their mom-and-pop seasonal competitors out of business."
These regulations are typical government protectionism. They benefit powerful industry insiders and at the expense of entrepreneurs and consumers, who will likely have fewer options and face higher prices. But tax preparers have a right to earn an honest living without getting permission from the IRS. And taxpayers—not the IRS—should be the ones who decide who prepares their taxes.
That is why on March 13, 2012, three independent tax preparers joined the Institute for Justice in filing suit against the IRS in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. This lawsuit challenges the IRS's statutory authority to impose this licensing scheme, and seeks to overturn regulations that would affect an estimated 350,000 tax return preparers, forcing many of them to stop working in the occupation of their choice.
Here MSNBC discusses how the issue with Chinese exports will remain a “political football” during the election year:
CNN covers China’s position on its rare earth exports and why it has such a strong hold on the market for these elements:
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, Music of the Rolling Stones (Hot Rocks 1964-1971) - Carnegie Hall, NYC - 3/13/12
Ian Hunter performs "19th Nervous Breakdown" at The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Tribute. Carnegie Hall NYC March 13, 2012.
Never heard about the rehearsal show or I would have crashed it.
On the night of the Hot Rocks show I passed M.C. and his lady friend walking towards the stage entrance on the street when parking my car; the entire Rant Band backed Ian on "19th Nervous Breakdown." I don't think it is my imagination but Ian got a respectable applause and recognition factor when he was introduced. Ian and the band were in fine form especially as one of the few to provide an entire band for a Stones song. The picture on the Rolling Stone magazine web site is what Ian wore that night.
Screen shot from video
2nd screen shot from video
Shot from Rolling Stone magazine
"Tumbling Dice" finale
One review noted: Taj Mahal and his daughter were the perfect fit for the bluesy swagger of “Honky Tonk Women,” while Ronnie Spector and Ian Hunter both impressed with boundlessly energetic renditions of “Time Is On My Side” and “19th Nervous Breakdown,” respectively.
The Music of the Rolling Stones at Carnegie Hall ENCORE
And, another review was posted.
Andy Burton is on backing vocals, Steve Holley plays the drums, also, former Rant bassist Tony Shannahan is up there. 'Jack The Mechanic' Petruzzelli (2001 Rant Band guitarist) was present as well as Christine Oldham who sang back up on the last two Hunter releases.
Jovanotti, TV on the Radio, Ronnie Spector, Peaches, Rich Robinson, Juliette Lewis, Marianne Faithful, David Johansen, Steve Earle, Ian Hunter, Mountain Goats, Glen Hansard, Art Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, Gomez, Angelique Kidjo, Rickie Lee Jones, Taj Mahal, Deva Mahal, Rosanne Cash, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jackie Greene, Marc Cohn, John Sebastian, Christine Ohlman, Lenny Kaye, Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty, Jack Petruzzelli, Glen Burtnik,
It does look like an autograph hound caught Ian and M.C. leaving the stage door of Carnegie Hall.
On Super Tuesday in Vermont, Poll workers caught on tape handing out Ballots in names of dead people and giving out ballots in living people's names to anyone who walked in. Bars, hotels and city clerk issuing civil union all required ID.
They handed the ballots out to people under the following names:
Roger Audette DEAD
John E. Adams
Mahamud Somo DEAD
Evan R Bean
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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- Millard, Candice, Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey: The River of Doubt;
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- Muller, F. Max, Chips From A German Workshop: Volume III: Essays On Language And Literature;
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- Murray, Williamson, War in the Air 1914-45;
- Müller, F. Max, Chips From A German Workshop;
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- Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, The Nietzsche-Wagner Correspondence;
- Nixon, Ed, The Nixons: A Family Portrait;
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