Points to Ponder

“Very possibly, these gun-running activities could be looked at even as treasonable offenses,” he said.

Time for impeachment? — FM Duck

NEW YORK – The Obama White House and the State Department under the management of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “changed sides in the war on terror” in 2011 by implementing a policy of facilitating the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya attempting to oust Moammar Gadhafi from power, the Citizens Commission on Benghazi concluded in its interim report.

In WND interviews, several members of the commission have disclosed their finding that the mission of Christopher Stevens, prior to the fall of Gadhafi and during Stevens’ time as U.S. ambassador, was the management of a secret gun-running program operated out of the Benghazi compound.

The Obama administration’s gun-running project in Libya, much like the “fast and furious” program under Eric Holder’s Justice Department, operated without seeking or obtaining authorization by Congress.

WND reported Monday that in exclusive interviews conducted with 11 of the 17 members of the commission, it is clear that while the CCB is still enthusiastic to work with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and hopeful that Boehner is serious about the investigation, various members of the CCB, speaking on their own behalf and not as spokesmen for the commission, are expressing concerns, wanting to make sure the Gowdy investigation is not compromised by elements within the GOP.

The Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi’s interim report, in a paragraph titled “Changing sides in the War on Terror,” alleges “the U.S. was fully aware of and facilitating the delivery of weapons to the Al Qaeda-dominated rebel militias throughout the 2011 rebellion.”

The report asserted the jihadist agenda of AQIM, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and other Islamic terror groups represented among the rebel forces was well known to U.S. officials responsible for Libya policy.

“The rebels made no secret of their Al Qaeda affiliation, openly flying and speaking in front of the black flag of Islamic jihad, according to author John Rosenthal and multiple media reports,” the interim report said. “And yet, the White House and senior Congressional members deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress Al Qaeda.”

The report concluded: “The result in Libya, across much of North Africa, and beyond has been utter chaos, disruption of Libya’s oil industry, the spread of dangerous weapons (including surface-to-air missiles), and the empowerment of jihadist organizations like Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Christopher Stevens: ’1st U.S. envoy to al-Qaida’

In the WND interviews, several members of the citizens’ commission, speaking for themselves, not for the commission, added important background to the interim report’s conclusion.

“In early 2011, before Gadhafi was deposed, Christopher Stevens came to Benghazi in a cargo ship, and his title at the time was envoy to the Libyan rebels,’ which basically means Christopher Stevens was America’s very first envoy to al-Qaida,” explained Clare Lopez, a member of the commission who… More…

Not “Je Suis Charlie,” but “Je Suis Socialist”

Jan 08 2015

Washington, DC — Islamic terrorists knocked off 12 French journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris yesterday for publishing satirical cartoons depicting Allah.  Not a big surprise since this magazine has been attacked and blown up by Islamic terrorists over the last ten years.

There are millions of Islamic Muslims living in France but not integrated into the socialist French economy.  There is a double debacle going on in France as the Islamic Muslims are also living in a highly bureaucratic socialist society.  In fact, the Muslims came to France specifically to obtain jobs and the “free” welfare goodies distributed by the French socialist nation.  But as the Muslims showed up to socialist France, they quickly learned that socialist bureaucracy, namely jobs, is based upon who you know, not what you can accomplish or produce.  So the Islamic Muslims are essentially frozen out of the non-free market socialist economy and stuck in Muslim ghettoes.  We’re talking 5 million Muslims in Paris No-Go Zones.  No-Go for even the cops.  Just like the blacks in America are stuck in the state collectivist welfare ghettoes created by American left Liberal Progressive Democrats who have created welfare economies in most major cities of America.

And look at the results in both cases:  France and America.  Islamic Muslims are stuck in poverty in the socialist ghettoes in France, especially Paris, and Afro Americans are stuck in poverty in the socialist ghettoes in America.

Who is at fault in both cases?  The culprits, of course, are…  More…

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President Obama Falsely Yells “Fire!” in a Crowded Theatre

Dec 5, 2014

Washington, DC — President Obama — and other race-baiting social and political pundits — are yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theatre where there is no fire.  This is not an exercise of freedom of speech.  In a crowded theatre, there is an implied contract between everybody in the theatre that they will not fraudulently mislead each other with false statements such as yelling “Fire!” when there is none.  Same for all the drivers on our nations’ roads.  There is an implied contract that everybody is not under the influence of mind altering substances — such as alcohol — that would cause them to crash their car into others.  That’s why the police can legally compel you to take blood alcohol tests and are not violating your rights.

Similarly, the exercise of freedom of speech does not include yelling “Racism!” by the President of the United States to a crowded, predominantly African American ghetto, in cases when a white police officer defends himself and kills a black perpetrator attacking the police officer or resisting arrest.  Especially, once a grand jury has handed down an indictment of innocence, and all the objective evidence shows that there was no racism involved.  Fraudulent cries of “Racism!” by the President of the US or the US Attorney General or the mayor of the city when there is no proof is not the exercise of freedom of speech but rather a case of fraudulently yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theatre, causing people to riot and/or trample each other under false pretenses.  Which is exactly what we now have in many cities across America.

It is also not within the authority of the President — or other race-baiting social or political pundits — to attempt to retry a grand jury case in the news media.  This is the equivalent of a lynch mob, a group of people who already know what they…  More…

Prez Obama Urges Public to Not Riot in Ferguson Missouri, New York, Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Oakland, St Louis, Denver, San Diego, Miami, Washington DC, Boise Idaho and All Major Cities in America

Nov 27, 2014

Washington, DC — Immediately after the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo, came down with an indictment of “NOT GUILTY” — i.e., not enough evidence to warrant a jury trial — against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in self-defense after a robbery and altercation earlier this year, President Barack Obama casually sauntered onto national TV at 9 pm EST holding the crotch of his pants with one hand and urged the public to not riot in Ferguson Missouri, New York, Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Oakland, St Louis, Denver, San Diego, Miami, Washington DC, Boise Idaho and all major cities in America.

“And don’t throw no fire bombs, shoot any weapons, set cars on fire, smash windows, beat up innocent bystanders, or say anything nasty to the police, National Guard, or yo Momma,” added the President.  “And brush your teeth before bed.”

“We are a nation of laws, not of racist tribalism,” said President Obama as he uttered how every blind crack head in the streets with no forensic evidence, not having interviewed all the witnesses, and not knowing jack $hit about the Michael Brown Ferguson case, is “understandably upset, even angry,” at the result of last night’s non-indictment of police officer Darren Wilson, even though, by the way, happenchance, did I happen to mention, said Obama, that Darren Wilson is white and Michael Brown is black?  “This is not a case of racism, even though race had everything to do with it,” said President Obama.  Wonderful Michael Brown, the perp victim, is black as the Ace of Spades, and the guilty police officer, no offense intended, was whiter than white on rice.”

“So,” continued President Obama, speaking out of concern for peaceful demonstrations, “I do not want any of you clear-thinking, logical, rational, upstanding citizens in all the major cities of America at exactly 9 pm EST to throw any rocks at the police, shoot any weapons at the National Guard, or turn over and burn any automobiles such as that blue Honda in the parking lot over there or…  More…

Emperor Obama Issues Pink Slips to US Congress

Nov 21, 2014

Washington, DC — In a sweeping gesture of Executive action, Emperor Obama issued pink slips to all 535 members of the US Congress.  100 US Senators and 435 US Representatives of what used to be the US Congress were terminated from their public service jobs last night as Emperor Obama stepped up to the podium in the Oval Office on national TV and summarily fired their asses.  “I have a pen, and I have a phone,” declared Emperor Obama as he issued his 1 millionth Executive Order which effectively dissolves the US Congress and thus all legislative power of that now defunct body.  Ipso facto, Emperor Obama has, therefore, dissolved the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers since these documents no longer apply to the checks and balances and explicit duties of the previous three branches of government as stated in the now also defunct US Constitution.

In addition to dissolving the US Congress, Emperor Obama, de facto, also dissolved the Judicial Branch of government since there is now no legislation for the US Supreme Court to adjudicate, i.e. determine whether said legislation is constitutional or not.

A secondary implication of Emperor Obama’s issuance of pink slips to all 535 members of Congress is a pink slip for each of the previous United State’s 50 individual state governors who now sit unconstitutionally as heads of each state, there being no US Constitution and therefore no US states.  If there are no 50 individual states, then none of those states have legitimate state legislatures.  All the Senators and Representatives of New York, California, Idaho, Vermont, and the other 46 states have no constitutional functions any longer.  There is no longer a United States; there is only a North American continent — with no borders.

A third implication of dissolving the US Congress, all state legislatures and all state governors is that there is no longer any need for…  More…

Who Really Killed Osama bin Laden?

Nov 15, 2014

New York, NY — Well lah dee dah and whoop tee doo.  Navy Seal Robert O’Neil is traipsing around the national TV talk show circuits such as Hannity Calamity, Greta van Suspect, William O’Reilly, and Jelly Bean Kelly telling everybody how it was HE who shot Liberty Valance, oops I mean Pancho Villa, no no make that Osama bin Laden.

Where was Osama knocked off?  In some compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011 on a dark and stormy night.  Really?

What about Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette — interviewed by CBS 60 Minutes’ host Scott Pelley — who claimed he shot OBL “a handful of times” during the May 1, 2011 Zero Dark Thirty raid to knock off bin Laden in Whattabaddybody Abbottabad?  And after Navy Seal Matt shot this “somebody” — because good old Matt said neither he or anybody else there recognized the dead duck as Osama bin Laden — a second squad of Seals running up the stairs pumped a few more rounds into bin Laden.  You know, just to make sure.  Uh-huh.

Was this second Navy Seal Robert O’Neil, who is now claiming that HE was the one who killed Osama bin Laden or was it another Navy Seal?  Who knows?  None of the Navy Seals knew Osama bin Laden from Abduhl the Camel Driver.

So what we got here is at least two stories by Navy Seals trying to take credit for kicking Osama bin Laden’s bucket.

Meanwhile, President Obama and his administration made sure that there would be no proof given to the American public about whether OBL was actually killed in this daring and highly questionable raid or not.  Think about it for a minute:   More…

Is Sgt Bergdahl Obama’s Last Hurrah?

June 08, 2014

Boise, ID — Sgt Bowe Bergdahl deserted his US Army platoon in Afghanistan in 2009 and went AWOL.  For five years.   For you non-military individuals out there, that means he was Absent Without Leave, or absent without permission.  That also means he deserted his post in a hostile fire zone, aka during a war.  In plain English, that means that when it was time for him to stand watch to make sure the enemy — in this case, the Taliban — did not sneak into their platoon’s encampment and blast everybody away, Sgt Bergdahl was missing.  When Sgt Bergdahl’s squad leaders went to wake him up for guard duty, he was not there.  His rifle and flak vest were left on his bed and he only took a few items such as water and a compass.

In an effort to find out what happened to him, Bergdahl’s squad briefly searched their compound but could not find him.  Then they suited up, grabbed their weapons and started a search outside their perimeter. Was he captured by the Bad Guys or leave on his own volition?

At the start of their search for Sgt Bergdahl, his squad ran into several Afghani school children who said they saw an American soldier crawling through the brush without a weapon and pointed in that direction.  The squad continued their search but finally gave up when they couldn’t find him.

From many discussions with the platoon members and Sgt Berdahl in the months before he disappeared, his comrades had long since concluded…  More…

Why I Do Not Like the Obamas

originally written Jan 5, 2013 by Mychal Massie in The Daily Rant

Mar 2, 2014, annotated by FM Duck

Here’s an African American journalist’s opinion of the Obamas. These are his words not mine.  Even if you love Obama, you might take a few minutes to read this because it is unvarnished in its implications for them and our country. — FM Duck

Los Angeles — The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obamas. Specifically, I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obamas? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed their Christmas family pic.”

The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.

I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no, I demand respect, for the Office of President, and a love of our country and her citizens from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love…  More…

So, Just How Bad Was This Super Bowl Rout, Historically Speaking?

By Kenley Young, FOX Sports – Feb 2, 2014, annotated by FM Duck

Note:  Super Bowl XLVIII  (48 in stupid Roman Numerals that nobody in the real world ever uses) (i.e., (-X+(L+V+I+I+I)), where L=50, X=10, minus 10 since it’s on the left side of bigger value L, ask the Romans, don’t ask me, V=5, I=1; Throw Roman Numerals out with the slide rule, OK?)

New York, NY — Yes, the Denver Broncos looked bad out there on Sunday.  Really bad.  And yes, it was a rout of fairly epic proportions, the kind of lopsided affair we haven’t seen in more than a decade.

But no, the 35-point shellacking was not exactly historic.

It wasn’t even the biggest Super Bowl loss in Broncos history. The worst rout in Super Bowl history? That distinction goes to…  More…

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The Lost Century

by Egon von Greyerz, annotated by FM Duck

Jan 31, 2014

Zurich, Switzerland — In November 1910, some powerful US bankers joined by the influential Paul Warburg had a meeting on Jekyll Island that would determine the destiny of the world financial system and the world economy for over 100 years. This infamous meeting led to the creation of the Federal Reserve System in the US on December 23, 1913.

The Fed was created by private bankers for the benefit of private bankers and today, 100 years later, they have been more successful than they could ever have imagined in 1913.

Not only have they created a system that efficiently controls the world financial system for their personal benefit but also world politics. They totally understood the advice of Mayer Amschel Rotschild, the founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, who famously proclaimed:

“Give me control of the nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.”

So for exactly 100 years now, the Fed and other central bankers have totally destroyed all major world currencies and left the world with debts that cannot and will not be repaid with normal money. And whilst achieving this unprecedented wealth creation for the top level of financiers, they have in the last 15 years…  More…

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The Magnificent Failure of ObamaCare

by Prof Gary North

Jan 06, 2013

From the point of view of a defender of liberty, ObamaCare is the most magnificent welfare state program of our generation.

Washington, DC — Premium expenses are going up for most people. Deductibles are going up for most people. Cancellation letters are going out to millions of people. The number of people signing up is less than the number of people who have received policy-cancellation letters. In short, the costs are being front-loaded, and the benefits are being back-loaded.

Always before, welfare state politics has been based on a specific strategy: “Benefits first. Costs later.” This is called front-loading and back-loading. The best examples of this process are Social Security and Medicare. The costs are now coming due for these two programs. According to Prof. Lawrence Kotlikoff, the back-loaded cost of the two programs is now in the range of $200 trillion, present value. But no one really cares. Those costs will be imposed in the future. Politicians care only about the immediate future, namely, the next election.

The politicians come to the general public, and they promise that the state will intervene on the side of the middle class. The state will do so also to help the poor. The costs will be borne exclusively by the rich. Politicians are careful never to define how much money…  More…

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“James Bond’s dirty little spy secret: He’s an alcoholic,” says Dr. No research team from Nottingham University Hospitals in England

by Dennis Thompson, Health Day News Reporter

Annotated by FM Duck

Dec 14, 2013

What is the purpose of a research team at Nottingham University Hospitals in trying to “expose” that the bigger-than-life character of the James Bond spy novels was an incompetent secret agent because, they claim, nobody could really knock off Goldfinger or seduce Pussy Galore if they drank that much alcohol?  Really?  I suppose their next research task is to prove that Superman can’t really fly, or leap tall buildings in a single bound, or run faster than a locomotive. — FM Duck

Apparently the Nottingham research team has forgotten what the function of a novel or movie really is: to provide a means for individuals to experience their moral philosophy through identification with a bigger-than-life hero who is knocking off the “bad” — solving problems — to bring about “good.”  Or, do the researchers have another objective in mind, such as destroying people’s experience of identifying with a bigger-than-life hero in order to drag them back down to their dreary little lives in state collectivist Britain and America? — FM Duck

In short, socialist states hate individualists such as James Bond because they are seen as threats to the collectivist ideology of the state.  It is not the supposed over-consumption of alcohol that the British socialist researchers dislike about James Bond; it is his individualistic attitude that is the basis for their concern because individualism is the basis for free market capitalism.  The last thing the socialist state wants is for its citizens to be hero-worshipping an individualist.  Hence, especially in a novel or movie that gets distributed to hundreds of millions of readers and movie-goers, the state propagandists want to prove that James Bond is just a drunken, impotent, bum.  The researchers’ real objective:  Worship the state; not the individual. — FM Duck

London, England —  Whoa, Holly Goodhead.  First, read the following “research” drivel about your favorite secret agent,  James Bond 007, and then we can look at what the Nottingham University researchers’ real objective is in trying to disparage our favorite spy:

Say the “Dr. No” researchers at Nottingham University Hospitals:

Iconic spy character James Bond drinks so much and so often that in real life he’d be incapable of chasing down villains or wooing sexy vamps, a new study contends.

“The level of functioning as displayed in the books is inconsistent with the physical, mental and indeed sexual functioning expected from someone drinking this much alcohol,” wrote a team led by Dr. Patrick Davies, of Nottingham University Hospitals, in England.

His team analyzed the famous spy’s alcohol consumption and found that it was more than four times higher than the recommended intake for an adult male.

This puts Bond at high risk for several alcohol-related diseases — including alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, impotence and alcohol-induced tremor. Because of his heavy drinking, the real 007 would have a life expectancy of 56, doctors say.

The alcohol-induced tremor may explain why Bond prefers his martinis “shaken, not stirred,” the study authors joked. They added that the alcoholism-induced tremor in his hands means he’s unlikely to be able to stir his drinks, even if he wants to.

Davies’ group launched the study because they were struck by the fact that the amount of Bond’s drinking in the original books seemed rather high. They wondered if he could actually carry out his missions and woo so many women at this level of drinking.

Based on a thorough reading of all of the books, the study authors concluded that Bond’s average alcohol consumption was 92 units per week — over four times the recommended amount. This figure excludes days when Bond was unable to drink.

A unit of alcohol is about 10 milliliters of pure alcohol — about the same amount found in the average glass of scotch, bourbon or other hard liquor.

The spy’s maximum daily alcohol intake was almost 50 units per day and he had only 12.5 alcohol-free days out of the 87.5 days he was able to drink, according to the findings in the Christmas edition of the journal BMJ.

Bond might even be a road hazard, since he frequently drank enough to put him over the legal limit before he climbed into his car.

Many studies have shown that people generally underestimate their alcohol consumption by about 30 percent, which means that Bond’s alcohol consumption may be as high as 130 units per week, the study authors said.

It’s clear that 007 needs help, the authors said. “We advise an immediate referral for further assessment and treatment [and] a reduction in alcohol consumption to safe levels,” they concluded.

They also noted that excessive drinking is a global health problem that causes 2.5 million deaths a year. However, movies and other sources of entertainment often portray drinking in a positive, even glamorous, way.

Analysis by FM Duck:

How far has the welfare state of Britain gone when a team of researchers at Nottingham University Hospitals stooped to the level of claiming — after supposedly “a thorough reading” of all the James Bond spy novels — that fictional character James Bond consumed 90 drinks of alcohol a week (that’s 13 drinks per day) and thus would be too drunk to perform all of his 007, secret agent, shoot ’em up, Pussy Galore activities for His Majesty’s Secret Service?

What is the purpose of a research team at Nottingham University Hospitals in trying to “expose” that the bigger-than-life fictional character of the James Bond spy novels was an incompetent secret agent because, they claim, …  More…

Nelson Mandela: In His Own Words

by Joseph Farah at WND Commentary

Dec 09, 2013

Washington, DC — As world leaders offer false praise at the funeral of the supposedly peace-loving former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, let’s read the following quotes directly from Mandela himself that you will not read in the international press:

1) “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”

2) “Long live the Cuban revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro … Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny. … There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.”

3) “[T]he people of Asia and Africa have seen through the slanderous campaign conducted by the USA against the socialist countries. They know that their independence is threatened not by any of the countries in the socialist camp but by the USA, who has surrounded their continent with military bases. The communist bogey is an American stunt to distract the attention of the people of Africa from the real issue facing them, namely, American imperialism.”

4) “Under a Communist Party government, South Africa will become a land of milk and honey. Political, economic and social rights will cease to be enjoyed by whites only. They will be shared equally by whites and non-whites. There will be enough land and houses for all. There will be no unemployment, starvation and disease. Workers will earn decent wages; transport will be cheap and education free.”

5) “Yasser Arafat was one of the outstanding freedom fighters of this generation, one who gave his entire life to the cause of the Palestinian people.”

6) “The cause of communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”

7) “Those who feel irritated by our friendship with President Khadafy can go jump in the pool.”

8) “There’s one place where (Fidel Castro’s) Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest – that is in its love…  More…

Nelson Mandela: Man of Peace or Terrorist Commie?

Dec 08, 2013

The minutes from the 1982 SACP meeting (South African Communist Party), said Prof Ellis, offered more reliable proof [that Nelson Mandela was a member]. ‘This is written in a closed party meeting so nobody is trying to impress or mislead the public,'” he said.

Worse yet, the ends in both cases (Mandela’s and Obama’s) are:  terror, slavery, and the brutality of state collectivism, and so the Marxist ends are just as bad as the terrorist means.

Johannesburg, South Africa — While the world heaps praises and weeps for the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, former leader of the revolt against South African apartheid, reporters Colin Freeman and Jane Flanagan for the British newspaper The Telegraph, reveal that:

“…research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that during his early years as an activist, Mr. Mandela did hold senior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP.  He says Mr. Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC’s campaign of armed resistance to white rule.  His book also provides fresh detail on how the ANC’s military wing had bomb-making lessons from the IRA, and intelligence training from the East German Stasi, which it used to carry out brutal interrogations of suspected “spies” at secret prison camps.  The former South African president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, has always denied being a member of the South African branch of the movement, which mounted an armed campaign of guerrilla resistance along with the ANC.  As evidence of Mr. Mandela’s Communist party membership, Prof Ellis cites minutes from a secret 1982 SACP meeting, discovered in a collection of private papers at the University of Cape Town, in which a veteran former party member, the late John Pule Motshabi, talks about how Mr. Mandela was a party member some two decades before.

“In the minutes, Mr. Motshabi, is quoted as saying: ‘There was an accusation that we opposed allowing Nelson [Mandela] and Walter (Sisulu, a fellow activist) into the Family (a code word for the party) … we were not informed because this was arising after the 1950 campaigns (a series of street protests). The recruitment of the two came after.’  While other SACP members have previously confirmed Mr. Mandela’s party membership, many of their testimonies were given under duress in police interviews, where they might have sought to implicate him. However, the minutes from the 1982 SACP meeting, said Prof Ellis, offered more reliable proof. ‘This is written in a closed party meeting so nobody is trying to impress or mislead the public,'” he said.

So how are we to judge Nelson Mandela: a man of peace or a terrorist commie?

He fought against racial segregation in South Africa but enlisted the aid of Soviet Communists and IRA bomb makers to kill innocent people.  He associated with the terrorist organization ANC, the African National Congress — which was officially listed as a terrorist group by the US Government during the Cold War of the1950’s and 60’s.  Both white and black innocent citizens were bombed, interrogated and tortured to death by Nelson Mandela’s communist party.

It is rather hypocritical to only look at Mr. Mandela’s peaceful actions against apartheid and dismiss the truth of his communist and terrorist actions, including the killing of thousands of innocent people.  This is reminiscent of our own President Barack Obama’s close association with the terrorist group The Weather Underground whose leaders Bill Ayres and his wife Bernardine Dohrn were convicted of blowing up an American police station, other sites and buildings, and killing several people during their terrorist spree in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

The Weathermen grew out of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It took its name from the lyric “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”, from the Bob Dylan song“Subterranean Homesick Blues.”  “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows” was the title of a position paper they distributed at an SDS convention in Chicago on June 18, 1969. This founding document called for a “white fighting force” to be allied with the “Black Liberation Movement” and other radical movementsto achieve “the destruction of ‘US imperialism’ and achieve a classless world:  world communism.”

Does anybody notice a social-political-economic trend here, by Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama?  Both men’s moral philosophy leads to the horrors of state collectivism.

Nelson Mandela used the terrorism of his communist party against innocent people — black and white — to fight against racial segregation and implement Marxism.  For this, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.  Barack Obama is using Marxist terrorism in the US today to fight for a one-world state collectivist government modeled after the teachings of Karl Marx.  For this, Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

Like Nelson Mandela, Barack’s other close associations include state collectivist activists and terrorists such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright who screamed, “Not God Bless America… but God damn America,” Louis Farrakhan of the fanatical Nation of Islam, and, more importantly for today, Obama’s obvious supportive association with the Middle East’s Muslim Brotherhood which includes Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other fanatical Muslim groups who are hell bent on a jihad against the “Great Satan,” America, the “Little Satan,” Israel, plus all Christians, Jews, Gays, Women, and everybody else they call “Infidels.”

What is the Take Home Lesson of all of this?

What kind of moral philosophy allows one to play the role of a terrorist dictator either directly (Nelson Mandela) or indirectly (Barack Obama), be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, and pretend that their Marxist ends justify their terrorist means?  Answer:  State collectivism, whether it’s fascism, socialism, or communism.

Worse yet, the ends in both cases (Mandela’s and Obama’s) are:  terror, slavery, and the brutality of state collectivism, and so the Marxist ends are just as bad as the terrorist means.

Contrast this with the actions of the American Founding Fathers who fought for… More…

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What Obama and I Learned at Columbia: How to Destroy America from Within

by Wayne Allyn root at The Blaze, annotated by FM Duck

Nov 12, 2013

“America’s decline under Obama isn’t due to mistake, ignorance, or incompetence.” — Wayne Allyn Root

“By the time the Middle Class realizes he’s the killer and they’re the prey, they’ll already be dead.”— Wayne Allyn Root

Las Vegas, NV — Remember when Geraldo opened Al Capone’s vault live on national TV? Well I’m about to solve the mystery of Obama. I’m about to break “the Obama code.” I’m about to tell you everything about the way Obama, and the people around him, really think. I’m about to rip open the true Obama plan to destroy our country. Because I was there when the plan was hatched.

How do I know all this? Because I was Barack Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of 1983. I was easy to recognize – the lone outspoken conservative in a class of 700 students. I knew I was in trouble when my first political science class at Columbia was “Communism 101″ taught by Professor Trotsky in the Fidel Castro Building, at the corner of Marx Blvd. and Lenin Drive.

I’m only half-kidding. My experiences at Columbia were not far off.  [Note:  same for FM Duck, the Lone Libertarian, who attended a similar experience at UC Berkeley in the 1970s.]

Everyone needs to hear my story because what Obama and I learned at Columbia explains EXACTLY what Obama is doing to America today.

The economy in deep decline; the disappearance of jobs; the annihilation of the middle class; the demonization of business owners; the destruction of small business with onerous regulations and taxes; the overwhelming debt and spending of out-of-control government; the millions of Americans losing their health insurance; and the unimaginable increase in dependency through welfare, food stamps, unemployment, disability, and now free health care.

It’s all easily explained when you hear what Obama and I learned at Columbia.

America’s decline under Obama isn’t due to mistake, ignorance, or incompetence at the hands of a community organizer. It’s a purposeful, brilliant plan hatched at Columbia University to…  More…

The Big Cover Up — Why Obama Really Wants to go to War in Syria

by Wayne Allyn root at The Blaze, annotated by FM Duck

Sep 13, 2013

Las Vegas, NV — Let’s take an honest look at what Obama is doing to black Americans and his own most loyal supporters. It is, in a word…unimaginable.

It all starts with Syria. Why Syria? Why now? Until Russia interceded, going to war in Syria seemed the most important thing in the world to Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry. They seemed DESPERATE to go to war, at any costs.

But why? Syria has nothing to do with us. They are not threatening us. Their own war is a civil war with no “good guys.” How does America benefit from a war with Syria? Why did Obama suddenly decide a “red line” has been crossed, when there are “red lines” all over the world- including the killing of Christians and the burning of 71 Christian churches in Egypt. Why is it so important to risk American lives to defend the Syrian rebels- who are partners with Al Qaeda, America’s sworn enemy? We didn’t go to war to avenge the murder of our own citizens at Benghazi, so why would we go to war to avenge Al Qaeda deaths in Syria? None of this makes any sense at all.

Until you realize it’s a massive cover-up. Obama’s WMD- Weapon of Mass Distraction. Obama is desperate to cover-up the facts about his dying economy and the damage he’s done to his own most loyal voters. Obama has destroyed the lives of the very people who consider him “the American Idol.”How bad is Obama’s economy? Forget the 7.3 percent unemployment rate that is reported by the government. That’s pure fraud and propaganda. That figure goes down only because hundreds of thousands of Americans drop out of the workforce. In other words, if you stop looking for work, and go on food stamps and welfare, Obama says the unemployment number just got better!

The only truth about unemployment is found in the Labor Force Participation Rate of 63 percent. That’s the lowest in four decades. For men it’s the lowest since record-keeping began in the 1940’s. What this means is 37 percent of the able-bodied, working age adults in America are not only not working, they’ve given up looking for work.

Even worse, a unimaginable percentage of those who are employed have only part-time jobs. Seventy-seven percent of the new jobs created since January 1st are part-time jobs. That’s not good folks.  Studies show 1-in-4 part-time workers live in poverty, while only 1-in-20 full-time workers live in poverty. So millions of Americans under Obama who show up as “employed” are merely working their way towards poverty. And millions of others who have full-time jobs are working at McDonalds, or working as waiters, or bartenders, or janitors. Those are the only jobs left under Obama. The middle class is being slaughtered.

Here are the two most ironic points about this slow-motion train wreck called the Obama economy:  More…

Is Obama Purposely Trying to Start WW III?

by Wayne Allyn root, annotated by FM Duck

Aug 29, 2013

Las Vegas, NV — Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Two things are happening right now under President Barack Obama that are unprecedented.

First, Obama is about to go to war in Syria and risk your sons’ and daughters’ lives on behalf of our enemy, al-Qaida. Second, he is about to risk starting World War III.

Are you on board?

And then there’s Obama’s “red line.” Obama’s defenders say, “Syria passed the red line. We have no choice.” Really? So we now call extremist Muslims killing other extremist Muslims a “red line” that demands U.S. intervention. But extremist Muslims in Egypt burning more than 70 churches to the ground and killing Christians is not a “red line?” In one place (Syria), we want to go to war. In the other (Egypt), we continue to send billions of dollars in foreign aid as a reward for killing Christians.

Do you support Obama’s definition of a “red line?” I know I don’t.

So why the rush to war? Could it be because America’s unemployment problem under Obama is unfixable? Ninety million working-age Americans are not working. The labor force participation rate is the lowest for men since 1947 (since measurement began). Obama has no way out.

The same holds true for our partners in the European Union like the United Kingdom and France. Unemployment for the EU region is 12.1 percent, the worst in history. Almost 20 million Europeans are unemployed. Youth unemployment in the EU is just below 25 percent.

How do you solve such a human psychological disaster? You go to war.

Voilà. Suddenly, young people with no job prospects have a job — in the military. They have a check, a place to live, something to do. They no longer have time to commit crimes or riot in the streets.

America got out of the last Great Depression with the help of World War II. How convenient that Obama lit the fuse for the Arab Spring, helped to topple dictators friendly to U.S. interests and took the side of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, it’s all coming home to roost.

We fomented instability, supported the radicals who hate America and Israel, and… More…

Barack Obama Illegally Changes ACA, Like Nixon

by George Will, annotated by FM Duck

Aug 18, 2013

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency.

Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and redlines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.

Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act, he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to provide employees with healthcare. No, “this was in consultation with businesses.”  [FM Duck Note:  Really?  Businesses?  Which businesses qualify to help justify Obama’s breaking of the law?  Can Obama change any provisions or paragraphs of any ol’ law he feels like?  From where does he obtain this authority to trash the checks and balances between the three branches of government.  Certainly not from his contract with the American people, namely the US Constitution.]

He continued: “In a normal political environment, it would have been easier for me to simply call up the speaker and say, you know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law . . . it looks like there may be some better ways to do this, let’s make a technical change to the law. That would be the normal thing that I would prefer to do. But we’re not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to Obamacare. We did have the executive authority to do so, and we did so.”

Serving as props in the scripted charade of White House news conferences, journalists did not ask the pertinent question: …  More…

Hit the Road Barack, I Too Have Become Disillusioned

by Matt Patterson, Newsweek, annotated by FM Duck

(Written Aug 22, 2012, that’s right, 2012, not today: July 17, 2013)

Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek unload on Obama. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by the liberal media.

“Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years,” says left Liberal Matt Patterson of Newsweek.  Wow, even the Liberals have now figured it out. — FM Duck

Unfortunately, it is now 2013 and President Barack Obama has been re-elected for another 4 years.  If Obama is not the Pied Piper of America, leading America’s youth down the path to serfdom, I don’t know who is.  So much for even the left Liberal news rag Newsweek’s influence on the typical American voter. — FM Duck

Washington, DC — Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?  [FM Duck Note:  From a Libertarian point of view, it is not the President’s function to try to “manage” the economy.  That’s socialism.  It is, however, the President’s job to work with Congress to dump all the state collectivist legislation that has piled up over the last umpteen hundred years and get back to a limited government, free market economy.  Obama has, in fact, worsened this problem as he has intervened more into the market — thus into individuals’ rights and freedoms — than any other American President except perhaps FDR and Woodrow Wilson.]

Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?  [FM Duck Note:  Easy peezy, lemon squeazy:  as Ayn Ran would have said, he obtained the sanction of his altruistic state collectivist victims.]

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama.  [FM Duck Note:  Because that is exactly what American “intellectuals” have taught Americans to do to themselves.] True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia [if he really attended Columbia since nobody there, from students to professors, remember him] despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and…  More…

Obama’s New Idea:  Spending $7 Billion of our Tax Money on Electric Soccer Balls for Africa

by Chicks on The Right, annotated by FM Duck

(July 02, 2013)

This week, Obama’s decided to take $7 Billion of our hard-earned money and give it to Africa — in the form of electric soccer balls.

“We’re going to start by investing $7 billion in U.S. government resources.  …that’s what opportunity looks like.”  — Barack Obama

“No, that’s what state collectivism, socialism, and robbery of the American people looks like.” — FM Duck

That Obama. He’s one innovative dude.

With other people’s money.

This week, Obama’s decided to take $7 Billion of our hard-earned money and give it to Africa – in the form of electric soccer balls. They’re called “socket balls,” specifically, and they were created by two chicks at Harvard (natch). And Dear Leader plans on powering Africa with these soccer balls that carry electric generators inside of them. No lie. Basically, as kids kick them around all day long, “it generates electricity and stores it in a battery.” And then those kids can go home and plug something into the ball, like a phone or a lamp or a hair dryer, or whatever.

From the White House transcript of Obama’s speech from yesterday:

“I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture, we’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going to talk about power — Power Africa — a new initiative that will…  More…

Bombshell:  Document Examiner Tied To Obama Defense Attorney Says Birth Certificate is 100% Fraud

by Tim Brown at Freedom Outpost

(Jun 09, 2013)

“The answer is, because I am very close to proving Obama to be a criminal, who absolutely has to be removed from the White House and send (sic) to prison.” — Attorney Orly Taitz

Reed Hayes is a court qualified handwriting and document examiner whose business is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has nearly 40 years of handwriting related experience, and has worked as an international consultant and speaker. Never heard of him? Well, Hayes is the Certified Document Examiner (CDE) who produced the 40 page opinion referenced in the Mike Zullo affidavit that was submitted to the Alabama Supreme Court in the Obama eligibility case and his report concluded that the Obama birth certificate image, located at WhiteHouse.gov is a complete fabrication.

PPSimmons reports:

The rabid followers of the “O” (Obots) have rushed to denounce Reed Hayes as a “quack.” However, one might be surprised to learn that one of Hayes’ clients listed in the Expert Witness Directory at this link is an attorney with Perkins-Coie Law Firm.

Perkins – Coie is the law practice whose partners have provided Obama’s personal defense against all birth certificate and natural born citizen litigation over the past five years. Hmmmmm. Very interesting indeed.

If it turns out that Sheriff Arpaio is successful in getting Congress to investigate the authenticity of Obama’s BC, the Perkins-Coie legal team, who will be defending Obama, will be hard pressed to simply dismiss Reed Hayes as a “quack.” This fact will be especially significant now that it is a revealed and proven truth that members of the Perkins – Coie firm have used Hayes as an expert witness! Their own prior cases, where Hayes was used as a witness, would be severely compromised if they use Saul Alinski-styled mocking attacks on Hayes.

It has been reported that Mr. Hayes has been hounded by Obama operatives to discover the details of his 40-page forensic analysis of the Obama pdf birth certificate. He has been referring them to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse, who now legally own his report, for further information.

I also found it interesting that someone sided with the Obama administration and attempted to bring up dirt on Hayes by pointing out…  More…

Barack Obama:  The Ghost of Columbia University… and then some

by Wayne Allyn Root

(Jun 07, 2013)

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist, entrepreneur, and Libertarian-conservative Republican. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee.

There is something more than just “rotten” in all of the “information” — or lack thereof — about Barack Obama coming out of nowhere, studying nowhere, and becoming President of the United States.  The bigger question is:  who, or what group, has created this “Nowhere Man” — as the Beatles’ song indicates — who knows nothing, came from nowhere, but seems to be carrying outsomebody else’s social-political-and economic agenda?  One may claim that that would smack of claiming a “conspiracy theory” against the American people.  But let’s remember the dictionary definition of the term “conspiracy:”  From the word “conspire,” to agree together, esp. secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal… to act or work together toward the same goal… to plot together toward the same evil or illegal goal.  And thus the definition of the term “conspiracy:”  the act of conspiring… an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; a plot.  Conspiracies have occurred all throughout history.  Conspiracies occur every day in business, politics, and everywhere.  It is only Liberal politicians who have recently tried to redefine the term “conspiracy” to mean “untruth” in order to answer unanswerable questions (by them) in a debate or discussion.  That doesn’t make real conspiracies not true.  It just means that Liberal politicians don’t have — or are part of the “conspiracy” themselves — answers to the conspiracy that is being discussed.  Until a conspiracy is proven to be true, it is just a theory, a conspiracy theory.  But after it is proven to be true, it still remains as a real conspiracy that occurred.  The upshot question is:  are we in the middle of a conspiracy theory with somebody, or group, playing President Obama like a puppet for some nefarious reasons?  Something truly smells more “rotten” than just Obama’s non-attendance at Columbia University and its cover up.  Add to that the fact that Obama’s birth certificate appears to be bogus, too, and that he is guiding the US into a social-political-economic debacle that will bankrupt the American and global economy from which known groups (i.e. central bankers, the military industrial complex, and other groups in Obama’s pocket) stand to rake in billions of dollars, and it is not far-fetched to claim that a real conspiracy between these groups does indeed exist. — FM Duck

Other conspiracies have existed in US history, too.  The first Moon landing in 1969 was allegedly hoaxed by the JFK administration so we could beat the Soviets to a moon landing as we promised the American public.  All subsequent landings, however — according to reliable sources — were true and did occur as reported.  When JFK was contemplating issuing an Executive Order to stop the Federal Reserve from printing Fed Reserve Notes and going back to using gold and silver backed currency, he was mysteriously executed in Dallas and this was blamed on a Lee Harvey Oswald who was then mysteriously shot by a man who just walked in with the news media while Oswald was being escorted to jail.  How convenient and lax security at the sheriff’s office.  Vice President Lynden Johnson then took over and continued the bankers’ war in Vietnam and Federal Reserve Notes continued to be printed.  To this day, we have had nothing but perpetual boogie men set up as “terrorists” or “bad guys” for the US public to fear so the central bankers and OPEC oil ministers can continue with their Petro Dollar Deal in the Mid-East.  President Barack Obama may stupidly believe in the Marxist fairytales he proposes and is trying to implement through programs such as a national health care joke but he nevertheless did not get to become and remain as President of the United States without a little help from a group that is acting or working together toward an evil, unlawful, treacherous and surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons.  Namely, it’s a freaking plot.  And now that he’s used the IRS to target his “enemies” — conservatives, Tea Party activists, and AP news journalists — he is gathering all of your private phone and email communications to use — not for “national security” — but rather against YOU in the near future.  Look who he just appointed as Director for the National Security Agency:  former UN Ambassador Susan Rice who ran around to all the major TV talk shows to lie about an anti-Allah video produced by some Bozo in Hollywood as the reason for the terrorist murders of four Americans, including our Ambassador, at our Benghazi Consulate.  Just when we were about to learn that Obama and Sec of State Hillary Clinton were running guns and missiles to Al Queda by mistake and were trying to buy them back.  Wow.  Just a coincidence?  Not part of a bigger conspiracy that Obama is involved in?  Yeah, right…  And I got a Golden Gate Bridge you can buy in San Francisco for five bucks…  Uh huh… — FM Duck

So, let’s look at the bigger picture vis a vis the probable existence of a huge “conspiracy theory” — a real one, not the fake definition of “conspiracy theory” by the left Liberals — while reading the following from alumnus Wayne Allyn Root, a former Columbia University classmate of President Barack Obama — that is, if Obama actually did attend Columbia University.  (Cough-cough, not likely.) — FM Duck

Washington, DC — I (Wayne Allyn Root) just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual – he wasn’t there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.

I’m certainly no “Johnny come lately.” For five years now (since 2007 when it became clear Barack Obama was running for President), I’ve been quoted in the media as saying that no one I’ve ever met at Columbia can remember ever meeting, or even seeing, our college classmate Barack Obama. Don’t you think the media should be asking…  More…

IRS Employee:  D.C. Told Us to Target Tea Party

by Kerry Picket at Breitbart News

(Jun 02, 2013)

IRS Director met with Somebody at the White House 157 times in one year.  Remember, one does not just show up to the White House unannounced for 157 Easter Egg Hunts.  The White House INVITES you to show up, you don’t just show up on your own.  So the Big Question is:  WHO at the White House INVITED the IRS Director to show up and for what purpose?  It wasn’t some junior staff member who felt like babbling to the IRS Director just for fun.  The only plausible answer is that it was either the Head Honcho himself, Barack Obama, or a group created by him, in order to make plans on how to target Tea Party and other Conservative groups RE denying them tax exemptions while readily granting such exemptions to Democratic groups, AND, to make plans on how to use the IRS to confiscate AP journalists’ personal and professional communications in a witch hunt allegedly for “National Security” ha ha “National Security” purposes.  And US AG Eric Holder was up to his eyebrows in this type of targeted behavior. — FM duck

And the IRS is THE BUREAUCRACY scheduled to enforce Obamacare?  Are we crazy?  That’s like Adolph Hitler using the Brown Shirts to enforce national health care in The Third Reich.  Oh well… I guess he did; Welcome to Obamacare in the Third Reich. — FM Duck

Washington, DC — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) revealed new testimony from IRS employees on CNN’s State of The Union on Sunday. According to transcribed excerpts released by the Committee, a Cincinnati IRS employee made it clear they were told by Washington, D.C. personnel to give extra scrutiny to Tea Party groups:

Q: In early 2010, was there a time when you became aware of applications that referenced Tea Party or other conservative groups?

A: In March of 2010, I was made aware.

Q: Okay. Now, was there a point around this time period when [your supervisor] asked you to do a search for similar applications?

A: Yes.

Q: To the best of your recollection, when was this request made?

A: Sometime in early March of 2010.

Q: Did [your supervisor] give you any indication of the need for the search, any more context?

A: He told me that Washington, D.C., wanted some cases.

Q: So as of April 2010, these 40 cases were held at that moment in your group; is that right?

A: Some were.

Q: How many were held there?

A: Less than 40. Some went to Washington, D.C.

Q: Okay. How many went to Washington, D.C.?

A: I sent seven.

Q: So you prepared seven hard copy versions of the applications to go to Washington, D.C.?

A: Correct.

Q: Did he give you any sort of indication as to why he requested you to do that?

[…]

A: He said Washington, D.C. wanted seven. Because at one point I believe I heard they were thinking 10, but it came down to seven. I said okay, seven.

Q: How did you decide which seven were sent?

A: Just the first seven.

Q: The first seven to come into the system?

A: Yes.

Q: Did anyone else ever make a request that you send any cases to Washington?

A: [Different IRS employee] wanted to have two cases that she couldn’t — Washington, D.C. wanted them, but she couldn’t find the paper. So she requested me, through an email, to find these cases for her and to send them to Washington, D.C.

Q: When was this, what time frame?

A: I don’t recall the time frame, maybe May of 2010.

Q: But just to be clear, she told you the specific names of these applicants.

A: Yes.

Q: And she told you that Washington, D.C. had requested these two specific applications be sent to D.C.

A: Yes, or parts of them.

Q: Okay. So she asked you to send particular parts of these applications.

A: Mm-hmm.

Q: And that was unusual. Did you say that?

A: Yes.

Q: And she indicated that Washington had requested these specific parts of these specific applications; is that right?  More…

Abolish the IRS — and the Income Tax with It

by Sheldon Richman at Project to Restore America (Annotations by FM Duck)

(May 29, 2013)

[Note by FM Duck:  It was not coincidental that the Internal Revenue Service was created circa 1913-14, the same time that the Federal Reserve system was created.  The same individuals who concocted our national central bank, The Federal Reserve, wanted to create an enforcement agency in the government to make sure they could enforce repayment of all future annual national debts/deficits that the central bank planned on creating.  That enforcement agency was the IRS and the bankers who created the IRS gave it — or at least provided for it to easily obtain in the future — powers far in excess of what the US Constitution allowed.  The Federal Reserve is not just a friendly bank that exists to provide a wonderful financial system for the US.  It is a private consortium of the major bankers in the US who have illegally tricked the dummies in Congress into providing a method by which the bankers can rob the people of their monetary value while giving Congress the ability to spend as much deficit money as they want as a method to obtain votes.  The root of all the financial problems in the US, plus the financing of many wars around the globe, can be directly traced to the existence of our central bank AND the European Central Bank (ECB).  The Petro Dollar Deal between the Federal Reserve and the OPEC oil ministers is the direct cause of most of the unrest and the perpetual wars in the Middle East and it would not be stretching the truth to claim that the current jihad terrorism is directly related the the actions of the world’s central banks.  Both Republicans and Democrats are responsible for allowing the Federal Reserve AND its enforcement agency, the IRS, to perform all the dirty deeds that have occurred over the last 100 years of both agencies’ existence.  The fact that President Obama and his administration is now caught up in the same type of IRS harassment issues that many former presidents have used the IRS for should not come as a surprise to anybody.  Nobody at the IRS needs to be fired or sent to jail.  Rather, both agencies — the IRS and the Federal Reserve — need to be abolished.  There are better ways to fund what little the US government should be spending tax money on and we absolutely do not need the IRS to become part of a national socialist health care system, that’s for damn sure.]

Washington, DC — The Internal Revenue Service has been caught engaging in political profiling while processing applications for tax-exempt status. In this case it was against organizations with “tea-party” or “patriot ” in their names and other right-wing groups. Next time it could be libertarian or left-wing antiwar and pro-civil-liberties groups. No dissenter can ever rest assured he is safe from the arbitrary power of the IRS.

Nothing will have been learned from this scandal if all that happens is the firing of some IRS administrators and the issuance of new guidelines on 501(c)(4) applications. That is not nearly enough.

Obviously, tax exemptions exist only because individuals and some organizations are subject to income and other forms of taxation. Congress levies a tax on incomes, then in its “wisdom” chooses to exempt certain activities but not others. This is social engineering, with Congress seeking to encourage some kinds of organizations — while not forgoing more revenue than necessary. The IRS then writes rules to carry out the directions of Congress.

Where possible, people will naturally strive to qualify for exemption by pushing the boundaries…  More…

New Benghazi Whistleblowers: Stevens Was Involved in Buyback of Stinger Missiles from Al Qaeda

by Tim Brown at Freedom Outpost (Summary annotation by FM tl)

(May 23, 2013)

Summary Rehash:

President Obama and Sec of State Hillary Clinton were, according to new whistleblower sources, running an international ‘Fast and Furious’ gun trade with (unwittingly, e.g. just like what happened with the drug lords in Mexico) Al Qaeda terrorists.

Ambassador Stevens promised Sec of State Hillary Clinton that he would help her buy back Stinger Missiles from insurgents after Hillary and Obama discovered the insurgents to whom they sold the missiles were not freedom fighters but rather Al Qaeda jihadists.  Stevens promised to make the Benghazi outpost “permanent” vs. “temporary” but was knocked off by the same Al Qaeda terrorists from whom he, Obama, and Hillary were attempting to recoup the missiles.

While this mess was a State Dept mess, President Obama was the only one who could tell the military to “stand down” and not send troops to Benghazi to save Ambassador Stevens.  Hillary played along with this game.

General Carter Ham, in command of US Africa Command (AFRICOM) was ordered not to act to save Ambassador Stevens.  That order, according to CIA Director General David Patraeus, must come from President Barack Obama, as Commander in Chief.  Patraeus knew the Benghazi raid was done by terrorists and said so, but to shut him up the Obama Administration spilled the beans about Patraeus’ adulterous relationship with his biographer Paula Broadwell.

In order to cover all this crap up, President Obama and Sec of State Hillary Clinton concocted the Terrorist Fake Movie Fairytale and sent storyteller UN Ambassador Susan Rice to all the Sunday morning TV talk shows to spread this lie, which has since been uncovered and revealed on all national news media outlets.

Meanwhile, some poor Hollywood schmuck “movie producer” sits rotting in jail after being arrested by the Obama Administration on bogus charges of initiating the Benghazi raid on our consulate with a YouTube video bashing Allah.  And poor little Hillary hugged the wives of the dead consulate workers while blaming it all on the “movie.”  Plus, poor bedraggled Hillary screamed to the Congressional Investigative Panel words to the effect, “Who gives a crap what really happened at this point, since they’re all dead!”

Guess what, Hilly?  We do.  And you just lied to Congress, bitch.

Washington, DC — More Benghazi whistleblowers are coming forward according to two former U.S. diplomats. According to the former diplomats, these whistleblowers are obtaining legal counsel because they are not protected by whistleblower laws in the areas that they work in.

PJMedia is reporting of an interview with these diplomats:

The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.

Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.”

This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the “insurgents” actually were al-Qaeda – indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate…  More…

 

Only Obama Could Have Ordered ‘Stand Down Call’ On Benghazi

by AWR Hawkins at Breitbart News

(May 09, 2013)

Washington, DC — A source with intimate information about the events that happened on the ground in Benghazi the night the U.S. Consulate and the CIA annex was attacked by terrorists told Breitbart News that, ultimately, only the President of the United States, or someone acting on his authority, could have prevented Special Forces either on the ground or nearby from helping those Americans who were under deadly assault.

According to the source, when the attack on the Consulate occurred, a specific chain of command to gain verbal permission to move special-forces in must have occurred. SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Col. Gibson would have contacted…  More…

Picture of ‘Martial Law’ Alarms Forensic Profiler

by Bob Unruh

(Mar 25, 2013)

Washington, DC — A forensic profiler who worked on the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson says he is becoming alarmed by some of the references President Obama is using.

Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret fury,” previously said Obama’s statement “I am not a dictator” actualy meant, “I am the dictator president.”

Hodges also concluded Obama unconsciously confessed to stealing the 2012 election.

On Hodges’s website, Steven A. Egger, associate professor of criminology at the University of Houston, Clear Lake, has written that Hodges’ technique is “becoming the cutting edge of forensic science.”

“Dr. Hodges’ investigation of forensic documents in the Natalee Holloway case indicates that his ‘thoughtprint decoding method’ and ‘reading between the lines’ is, in fact, becoming a major contribution to law enforcement tools used by criminal investigators,” wrote Egger.

Hodges is not new to the field, already having identified killers by studying ransom notes, emails, letters and police interviews to spot secret confessions. He decoded Simpson’s “suicide note” to confirm Simpson had committed a double murder. He deciphered the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note in Boulder, Colo., to identify the child’s killer. He decrypted letters from BTK to predict that he was about to kill again – the only profiler to do so. He studied statements by Joran van der Sloot and Deepak Kalpoe to tie them to the slaying of Holloway. He showed how Casey Anthony secretly confessed to killing her daughter in 200 letters written to a jail mate. He even decoded Bill Clinton’s comments about Monica Lewinsky.

In his newest analysis, he looks further into Obama’s statements in his press conference about the sequester issue in which he berated Republicans for not doing what he wants.

Hodges said “another spontaneous image” appeared from Obama’s “super intelligence.”

“Asked whether he couldn’t have pushed negotiations until a deal was reached, Obama replied, ‘I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway,’” Hodges explained

“He suggests the secret wish to block the Republicans from the door to the government. Failing to negotiate, he has made every effort to demonize/crush Republicans to gain total control of the government after the 2014 election. His ‘have Secret Service’ image further suggests a desire to totally control major government law enforcement agencies– to block any opposition,” Hodges said.

“The frightening image ‘of blocking the doorway’ to those who oppose him suggests progressively ideas of imprisonment/forced containment, and a picture of martial law. Extreme? Likely so for now but equally a potential major warning of his true intent – if everything fell into place,” he said.

But Hodges noted objective actions that fit the pattern, such as the government’s purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, the estimated 145,000 federal agents with firearm- carry authority and the 65,000 agents for the Department of Homeland Security alone.

Then, he said, there’s the report that a Minnesota company was selling to the federal government cutout targets “designed to ‘desensitize police’ to ‘nontraditional threat targets.”

The targets included pregnant women, children, older people and other civilians in neighborhood settings – all holding guns. The company reported law enforcement designed and ordered the targets.

“In your wildest imagination, who in law enforcement needs desensitization to such targets?

Hodges noted that even activists on the left have expressed concern. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the left-wing Code Pink, in a recent WABC radio interview with host Aaron Klein, called the potential abuse by the Obama administration’s huge domestic police power “extremely troubling.”

“Recall Obama’s earlier words which, importantly, he made spontaneously, strongly pointing toward an unconscious confession. ‘We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as the military].’

“What exactly was he thinking and why?  More…

Obama, Congress Must Reach Deal On budget By March 1, And Then April 1, And Then April 20, And Then April 28, And then May 1

And Then Twice A Week For Next Four Years

by The Onion

(Mar 11, 2013)

Washington, DC — With the dramatic, across-the-board sequestration scheduled to occur this week, the nation’s leading economists have warned that President Obama and Congress must come to a compromise on the budget by Mar. 1, and then again by Apr. 1, and then Apr. 20, Apr. 28, and—after Congress is once again unable to come to a comprehensive agreement to fully stabilize the economy—May 1, along with agreements twice a week, every week, for the next four years.

Experts say that without reaching a deal this Friday, the automatic $85 billion reduction in government spending will immediately slow the U.S. economy and impact thousands of middle-class citizens. Officials said the same exact thing will happen next month, the month after that, and the month after that if Obama and Congress fail to meet deadlines created by the preceding, incomplete deals.

“If the president and Congress are unable to reach a grand bargain by Mar. 1, what they will likely do is reach a set of 100 or so smaller bargains, all with their own deadlines, and all of which could potentially plunge the U.S. economy into a recession,” said Princeton economics professor Marshall Kahn. “So, the Mar. 1 deadline is absolutely crucial. Just like the one next month will be. And the 12 deadlines in May. And the bi-daily deadlines that will kick in during the summer.”

“Based on the way the president and Congress deal with one another,” Kahn added, “in 2014, there will need to be 4,562 budget deals.”

According to leading economists, should negotiations between Obama and lawmakers stall this week, Congress could vote on a resolution to extend the current deadline to May 1, which would likely cause vital cuts to public programs, and also combine the projected negotiations scheduled for May 30, June 4, June 5, July 8, 2014, and Mar. 12, 2042 into one seven-day-long meeting.

Other experts noted that even in the event of a deal, a clause in the Budget Control Act would inevitably lead to a total of 64 additional meetings between June and July, as well as a potential deadline creation deadline that would automatically kick in on Oct. 4 and would create 20 more deadlines that…  More…

The Sequester ‘Crisis’ and What Should Be Done

by former US Rep Ron Paul

(Mar 06, 2013)

Washington, DC — Despite what the media and politicians would have us believe, the United States did not collapse last Friday when the package of spending reductions known as “sequestration” went into effect. The financial markets hardly blinked, as they have come to be more skeptical about these periodic government-hyped “crises.”

What had been portrayed as a drastic reduction in government spending was merely a decrease in the projected rate of increase in government spending over the next decade. Under sequestration, government spending increases by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion without it.

So we are speeding toward collapse at only 100 miles per hour instead of 110 miles per hour.

Some in Congress are using the panic over sequestration to justify another surrender of legislative authority to the executive branch. These members want to “pass the buck” on prioritizing federal programs by giving the president, cabinet officials, and high-level bureaucrats authority to set spending priorities. However, it is Congress’s job to set priorities in federal spending.

The drafters of the Constitution give the legislature the authority over spending because they recognized it was a threat to liberty to allow this power to be concentrated in the executive branch. Congress’s willingness to cede more authority to the executive should be opposed by everyone who values liberty and limited government.

Some of the loudest objections to sequestration have come from the champions of the military-industrial complex. Yet under sequestration defense spending will still increase by 18 percent over 10 years as opposed to 20 percent without sequestration.

There are claims that the military will face a…  More…

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Our World Balances On a Sea of Debt

Mar 06, 2010

Re-issued Feb 05, 2013
by
Darius Guppy

“The banks that control the world’s supply of money are no better than counterfeiters – and their systems of juggling debt have left the global economy teetering on the brink of ruin.” — Darius Guppy, convicted Dutch counterfeiter

The following article aptly describes how fractional reserve banking is simply another form of counterfeiting, pointing out the conceptual difference between (1) real money and (2) a paper receipt for real money.  Then as the counterfeiting by fractional reserve bankers grows exponentially, as it must, the central bankers – witness former Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan as he embraces the erroneous concept that he can impute value to paper money per se — start believing in their own monetary lies and create even more complicated counterfeit investment vehicles backed by nothing but hot air, such as fake mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations based upon non-collateralized future daydreams, and then gambling pieces of paper called Credit Default Swaps whose clever function consists of betting against the previously-created fractional reserve derivatives.  That’s like a counterfeiter soliciting bets that the cops will soon catch him at his counterfeiting activities, in order to mitigate his losses.  So, the investment bankers at Goldman Sachs who sit on the board of Governors of the Fed Reserve sell fractional reserve hedge fund derivatives to clients while down the hall they short their clients’ very same hedge funds with Credit Default Swaps, betting that their hedge funds will fail.  That’s worse than prostitutes who only make their money going in; the bankers make their money both going in and pulling it , continues until they can’t keep it up any longer and the market crashes and burns.  Not to worry.  It’s called a Recession, then a Depression as everybody points fingers at everybody else and the bankers blame it on a “systemic risk,” or the U.S. Congress who is also participating in this monetary gang bang, or the vagaries of a non-existent free market capitalism, or a mysterious virus from Mars. – FM Duck

“If I could counterfeit the Pink Slip to my ’57 Chevy and sell a million copies to the suckers in my neighborhood for $1,000 each, while replacing the words ’This is to Certify that There Exists One ’57 Chevy on Deposit at FM Duck’s Warehouse Payable to the Bearer of This Note on Demand’ to ’Virtual Non-Existent Car,’ I could make a fortune.  And that’s exactly what the Federal Reserve is doing with fractional reserve banking of the U.S. Dollar and going off the gold standard.” – FM Duck

Netherlands, Europe – In 1994, there resided in the cell next to mine a certain “Tommy”. He had been imprisoned for counterfeiting Dutch Guilders to such a high standard that he had fooled the banks themselves.

As was customary among prisoners who became friends, Tommy allowed me to read his legal papers and I became fascinated by the judge’s sentencing speech, the gist of which was that his activities had been parasitical. By creating money out of thin air he had reduced the purchasing power of more deserving members of society. What would happen if everyone behaved like him?

I thought of arguments used, in a different context, regarding inflation. Like counterfeiting, it dilutes the value of the community’s wealth and constitutes a social evil. Creating too much money – “real” or “fake” – can wreck an economy. Such was the Nazis’ reasoning when they planned to ruin Britain’s economy by flooding the country with near-perfect counterfeit bills.

A lot of nonsense has been written about the world’s current economic woes – about how the crash is the fault solely of the banks and, by implication, governments are blameless; and how it could all have been avoided, and can be put right, by greater financial regulation.

It is a classic example of what the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre terms “the fallacy of managerial expertise”: an attempt by “experts” to blind us with science to justify their overpaid existences and mask their confusion. After all, not one of them was able to predict the current debacle.

These “experts” will tell you that the present difficulties are simply the result of abuses and excesses in a system that is basically sound. All that is required is for some faults to be corrected. Do not believe them. The reality is that the problem is systemic and a little tinkering here or there will achieve nothing in the long term.

What is needed is a root-and-branch re‑evaluation of that most curious of cultural inventions, money: how it is created, how it circulates, and how it can best be used to serve the interests of the community.

To begin, the experts must explain in the simplest terms how money actually works. Were one to ask the man on the street – or, indeed, most politicians and bankers – who creates the money that rules our lives they would reply “the State”. They would be wrong. It is true that governments create legal tender – the physical notes and coins that circulate in an economy – but that represents, at its highest, only 3 per cent of the total money in circulation in the global economy. It is the commercial banks, largely unaccountable and privately owned, that create the world’s money.

Indeed, even if Tommy were responsible for printing every note in circulation throughout the world his power to dilute the rest of our wealth would amount to only a tiny fraction of that of the real manufacturers of money. His activities and the activities of the bankers are, in essence, identical: the creation of money out of nothing.

Without knowing it, therefore, Tommy’s judge punished him for usurping not so much the role of the State as the role of the banks. The same mistake – the mis-identification of where money truly originates – has been made by virtually all of our politicians, economists and financial commentators.

Consider the contradiction at the heart of neo-liberal, monetarist economics that has constituted the Western orthodoxy for the past few decades: to emphasize on the one hand that the money supply should be brought under control while simultaneously allowing banking – where the money is actually manufactured – to run riot.

To grasp how the global fraud works we need to step back in time and imagine ourselves next to the original goldsmith-banker.

In his vault, 10 of his customers each deposit a bar of gold…  More…

2nd Inaugural Address; Obama Declares War on Liberty as We Know It

by Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart News

(Jan 21, 2013)

“But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.” — President Barack Obama

Notice that Barack Obama doesn’t understand — or doesn’t want YOU to understand — that PRINCIPLES, by definition, do not change over time.  That’s why they’re called principles, like the Law of Identity, the Law of Cause and Effect, Do Unto Others, the 10 Commandments, the laws of physics, etc.  And namely, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Therefore, preserving our individual freedoms DOES NOT REQUIRE a change to “collective action” — which is Obama’s Marxist code word for state collectivism, better known as national socialism.

Washington, DC — Sounding the same themes of class warfare that propelled his re-election campaign, President Barack Obama devoted his second inaugural address to laying out his second term agenda: a struggle to undo the seeming injustices of America’s past, and to overcome the army of straw men (Obama’s and Karl Marx’s continual fiction) that stand in opposition to progress.

In the process, President Obama attempted nothing less than an assault on the timeless notion of liberty itself:

“Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone.

But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; thatfidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”

After praising the “collective” and mocking the notion that America is a “nation of takers,” President Obama targeted the political opposition. He targeted those who “deny” climate change, attacked those who allegedly refused to reward the elderly for their contributions, and defied critics whom he said wanted “perpetual war.” He attacked the rich–as he has done so often over the past four years–and painted a caricature of an unjust nation: “…our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it….We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.”

President Obama’s address failed to deliver on promises earlier in the day by senior political adviser David Axelrod that the speech would sound themes of national unity on a day of national “consecration.” Instead, the president sounded combative themes familiar from his divisive first term, albeit wrapped occasionally in the lofty rhetoric of “hope” and “tolerance,” and punctuated by the repeated refrain: “We, the People.”

He acknowledged Americans have diverse concepts of liberty, but insisted that these could all fit together under the collective mission of the government to achieve its redistributive aims. Days after describing Republicans as…  More…

“Zero Dark Thirty,” Real or Fake Extraction of Osama bin Laden?

(Jan 13, 2013)

This is where the movie, the book, and what we were told happened appears to start departing from reality.  By “reality” I mean, what should have happened if the US really was going to capture UBL from his compound in Pakistan?

Think about it.  The US pays Pakistan several hundred billion dollars as an “ally,”  — ho, ho, an “ally” — and yet we somehow don’t even have the juice or cajones to tell the Pakistani government that we would like to search a suspected compound where the mastermind of 9/11 might be holed up.  What?  Pakistan is going to say, “No?”

Washington, DC / Hollywood, CA — The movie, Zero Dark Thirty, debuted yesterday and I dashed down to the Regal Cinema 22 to see it.  Did not read the book, which is out in hard back under a different title than Zero Dark Thirty.  Forgot the book title but you can’t miss it at the book store or at Amazon on line.

The book was written by one of the Navy SEALs who participated in the extraction — more like the straightforward shooting, the execution — of Osama bin Laden at his hideout in Pakistan in some city called gobbledegook-bad.  All cities in Pakistan end in three letters: “bad.”

There was something very unnerving about this whole episode of knocking off UBL — Usama bin Laden —  that occurred in 2011.  It just doesn’t pass the smell test.  Let’s look at the basic facts.

The US government claims they didn’t know where UBL was hiding out for 10 years.  Was it in a cave in Afghanistan?  A hut in whoopteedoobad?  The Marriott at Disneyland?  Then, some CIA babe deduces — after a lot of water-boarding and other big time American torture — that UBL was living in a compound less than a mile from Pakistan’s equivalent — ha ha, equivalent — of America’s West Point Military Academy in gobbledegook-bad.

This is where the movie, the book, and what we were told happened appears to start departing from reality.  By “reality” I mean, what should have happened if the US really was going to capture UBL from his compound in Pakistan?

Think about it.  The US pays Pakistan several hundred billion dollars as an “ally,”  — ho, ho, an “ally” — and yet we somehow don’t even have the juice or cajones to tell the Pakistani government that we would like to search a suspected compound where the mastermind of 9/11 might be holed up.  What?  Pakistan is going to say, “No?”

All the Pakistanis have to do in broad daylight is to invite the occupants of the suspicious compound outside for a cup of tea while both Pakistan — our “ally,” ho ho — and the US military quickly search the suspected UBL compound to determine whether bin Laden lives there or not.  It’s really simple.  And, hesto presto, if UBL is found hiding in the laundry basket or microwave oven, or under the lawn mower in the compound, then the US military and Pakistan arrests the dude and that’s that.  If not, offer apologies to the head of household, dole out another billion dollars to Pakistan, and offer a free round of Bud Lites, courtesy of Barack Obama.

Is that what happened?  Nooooo.  Instead, the US CIA and Barack Obama…  More…

Obama/Congress Implement Marriage Tax Penalties in “Fiscal Cliff” Taxes

(Jan 02, 2013)

President Obama promised to sign legislation to allow gay marriage; then he signed a new tax law that penalizes married couples. 

Washington, DC — The US Congress just passed a new law that increases the taxes of all Americans in many areas of the tax code.  The new bill does nothing to cut spending.  And the new bill does not address our out-of-control deficit, now at $17 trillion.  Nor does it address our looming debt ceiling.

But let’s take a gander at a couple of the unintended tax consequences that Congress and President Obama just foisted upon all married couples.  That consequence is what’s known as “The Marriage Penalty Tax.”

Remember in the old days when inflation was only trotting along instead of galloping like it is today, and your IRS 1040 Tax Return listed exemptions or deductions for single and married couples?  The deduction for a married couple was not double the deduction for a single person.  In other words, it was more advantageous, tax-wise, for married couples to get a divorce and just live together as man and wife in order to double their tax deductions and exemptions.

This same anomaly — called a Marriage Penalty Tax — was stupidly passed in at least three sections of yesterday’s House and Senate-approved “Fiscal Cliff” tax bill and President Obama will now sign off on this encouragement-to-get-a-divorce tax.

What are the new tax snafus that will penalize married couples?

Snafu # 1:  Income tax rates have now been increased from 35% to 39.6% for individuals earning over $400K, $450K for a married couple.  That means your spouse is only worth $50K for tax sheltering purposes.  Hey, get a divorce, live together and your total tax deduction will be $800K.  Ironically, Congress’ new “Fiscal Cliff” tax law encourages divorce.  If you are a small business filing as a sole proprietor, it may be very important to you to shelter $800,000…  More…

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, has been the worst piece of US legislation since the passage of the Federal Reserve Act.  Rolling out on the web site called www.healthcare.gov in Oct 2013, Obamacare immediately crashed and burned.  6 million individuals have lost their current health care plans due to the mandates in Obamacare that forced insurance providers to cut current plans in order to comply with the provisions of Obamacare.  Essentially nobody has actually signed up for Obamacare yet because the payment subroutine in the software system for healthcare.gov has not been written.  And nobody told the public about that fact.  So, come Jan 1, 2014, there will be individuals — thank God not too many because nobody could get through all the crash and burn error messages on the online sign up screens for Obamacare — who will find out at their doctor’s office that they are NOT covered for health insurance.  Surprise!  As we go into 2014 and the employer sign up mandates go into effect, it is estimated that some 80 million individuals will lose their health care insurance as small businesses find it cheaper to cut their employee coverage than pay double and triple their current employee health insurance rates.  The only hope for the US is that Obamacare will continue to be the most expensive government flop ever — costing some 680 million dollars just for the web site costs alone — and this pernicious piece of punitive legislation will be abolished by a newly elected slate of Tea Party and Conservative majority in the 2014 Congress.