***> a person who advocates the abolition of government and a social system based on
***> a person who causes disorder or upheaval
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
Obama rips U.S. Constitution, Faults Supreme Court for not mandating
‘redistribution of wealth’ Published:
10/27/2008 at 1:46 PM
Seven years before Barack Obama’s “spread the wealth”
comment to Joe the Plumber became a GOP campaign theme, the Democratic
presidential candidate said in a radio interview the U.S. has suffered from a
fundamentally flawed Constitution that does not mandate or allow for
redistribution of wealth.
In a newly unearthed tape, Obama is heard telling Chicago’s
public station WBEZ-FM in 2001 that “redistributive change” is needed, pointing
to what he regarded as a failure of the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice
Earl Warren in its rulings on civil rights issues in the 1960s.
2. Fired IG Gerald
Walpin in 45 minutes contrary to the law Obama himself had sponsored / written
Insp. General Reform Act (p.L.110-409) and (S. Rep 110-262) in the Senate
By Ken Shepherd | July 21, 2009 | 17:00
Just six months into his presidency, President Barack
Obama’s administration is the target of a federal lawsuit, and that by a civil
servant who alleges he was dismissed from his post in violation of the
requirements of a law that Barack Obama himself once sponsored in the Senate.
Yet despite all this, the July 21 Washington Post print edition
failed to carry the story, directing readers with this 39-word teaser atop page
A15 (The Fed Page) to a Post blog:
Former Inspector General Files Suit: Gerald Walpin, an
inspector general who was fired last month by the Obama administration, has filed
a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, arguing that his removal was
unlawful. Read more at washingtonpost.com/federaleye.
Here’s an excerpt from Washington Post staffer Ed O’Keefe’s
July 20 Federal Eye blog post, “Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit”:
By Brad Wilmouth | June 29, 2009 | 13:13
Apart from several reports on FNC, and a few on CNN, the
mainstream television news media have ignored the controversial firing of
former Inspector General Gerald Walpin, who had recently battled for tougher penalties
against Obama friend and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson after an investigation
by Walpin found Johnson had misused hundreds of thousands of tax dollars
[600K-800K] granted by the AmeriCorps program to the Johnson-founded St. Hope
charity. Over the past weeks, there have been a number of developments,
including the opening of an FBI investigation into the St. Hope charity,
further casting doubt on the White House’s decisions and bolstering Walpin’s
case that he was wrongfully booted. , and,
The Examiner, Byron York Chief Political Correspondent -
Dec. 21, 2011
The White House chose to ‘fess up — sort of. After weeks of
back-and-forth, Eisen has written a letter to Grassley admitting he did not
tell congressional investigators the truth. Concerning his claim that the CNCS
board unanimously supported Walpin’s removal before the White House acted,
Eisen writes, “To be clear, at that time, CNCS board members did not
express to the White House, verbally or otherwise, unanimous support for the
removal of Mr. Walpin.”
Family Security Matters, Ruth King – May 9, 2011
As noted, Congress amended the IG Act in 2008 to require
that notice be given to Congress at least 30 days in advance of the removal or
transfer of an IG, together with the reason. This IG Reform Act of 2008, SB
2324 was co-sponsored by then Senator Obama.
3. Insisted on “indefininte detainment” of U.S. citizens w/o charges, attorney
representation and trial, and, Obama insisted that he signed the bill simply to
keep funding for the troops. It was a continuation of the dishonest treatment
of the issue by the White House since the law first came to light. As discussed
earlier, the White House told citizens that the President would not sign the
NDAA (national defense authorization act – annual military funding bill)
because of the provision. That spin ended after sponsor Sen. Carl Levin (D.,
Mich.) went to the floor and disclosed that it was the White House and insisted
that there be no exception for citizens in the indefinite detention provision.
4. Fails to support a secure border and sues AZ for creating same law as Federal law to allow AZ to enforce as the Federal government fail to do its duty. Speculation of Monday morning’s announcement began after the court [SCOTUS] considered Arizona v. U.S. during its Friday conference, according to media outlets.
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer set a tidal wave in
motion when she signed the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe
Neighborhoods Act,” also known as S.B. 1070, into law on April 23, 2010.
Similar laws have since been passed in Utah, Alabama and South Carolina. Each
has been challenged by the Obama administration. Brewer has accused the federal government of not properly enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. The Obama administration says S.B. 1070 preempts the powers of the federal government.
According the Associated Press, the court will hear oral arguments in late April 2012. It will join another politically contentious issue on the court’s upcoming calendar: President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. Both rulings could have a profound effect on voters when they are handed down during the heat of the 2012 presidential race.
Border Agent to Rep. Ted Poe: “After dark it gets western down here on
the 56% of the uncontrolled US – Mex. border.”
5. Fails to FIRE
Atty. General Holder, The President’s U.S. Attorney General who refuses to
resign as “fast and furious” guns are sold across international
borders, even used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.
a.) FAIRFAX, Va. –(Ammoland.com)- Attorney General Eric
Holder remains embroiled in controversy over the highly publicized and
ill-fated “Operation Fast and Furious.”
When we reported on this issue on December 9, 52 U.S.
Representatives, two U.S. Senators, and multiple GOP Presidential candidates
had called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign as a result of the
scandalous “Fast and Furious” operation. As of this week, at least 90
congressmen have either signed Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) “no confidence” (in
Holder) resolution or believe he should quit.
b.) According to a December 20 article in The Daily Caller,
Gosar’s “no confidence” resolution alleges that Holder’s actions have proven he
is not “competent, trustworthy and beyond reproach,” and that he has sought to
“cover up” mistakes rather than cooperate with Congress “in disclosing the
events and circumstances and transparently addressing the issues.”
The article further notes that, including Gosar, there are 81 members of Congress who no longer trust Holder to continue to hold office, and 60 congressmen have now demanded that Holder resign. Between the two lists, which don’t perfectly overlap, there are now at least 90 members of the House who don’t approve of Holder.
c.) Politics | January 28, 2012, Anthony Martin, Examiner.com
Friday night document dump contains damaging info on Holder
The fact that the White House must approve the release of
DOJ documents to the media indicates two key developments in the cover up of
the scandal: one, that protecting Holder from damaging information is no longer
a top priority, and two, the Obama White House is aware that the investigation
into Fast and Furious has reached a new level, threatening the very core of the
Administration, including the President himself.
Of particular interest from the Dec. 15, 2010 email from
Holder aide Monty Wilkinson to then-US Attorney Dennis Burke: “I’ve alerted the AG…”
When did Holder say he first became aware of it?
HOLDER: I’m not sure of the exact date but I probably heard
about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks. That was on May 3, 2011 (see sidebar video player).
Does the email from Wilkinson indicate the Attorney General
committed perjury in his testimony before the committee. The questions this raises include whether this latest document dump throws Holder under the bus to protect the White House, as Vanderboegh concludes.
d.) Atlantic Wire, E.
Reeve, Feb. 14, 2012:
House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa says he’ll
“move forward with the contempt process” against Attorney General
Eric Holder if the Justice Department doesn’t at least describe the Fast and
Furious documents it won’t turnover to Issa’s committee, Talking Points Memo
The justice department “is playing political gotcha games, instead of allowing a co-equal branch of government to perform its constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the
Executive Branch,” Issa says in a seven-page letter posted on the House of
Representative’s website. The committee had given Holder until February 9 to
turn over documents in the failed gun-trafficking operation, and Issa says it’s
“ironic” the department asked for more time and that it
“demonstrates a lack of good faith.”
The Daily Caller, Feb. 14, 2012: On Tuesday in a seven-page letter, Issa
revealed that Deputy Attorney General James Cole begged Congress to extend the
Feb. 9 deadline. Issa wrote that the request was “ironic” and “ignores the
reality that the Department has unreasonably delayed producing these documents
to the Committee.”
6. Unconstitutional individual mandate of Obamacare:
According the Associated Press, the court will hear oral arguments in late
April. According the Associated Press, the court will hear oral arguments in late April 2012. It will join another politically contentious issue on the court’s upcoming calendar: President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. Both rulings could have a profound effect on voters when they are handed down during the heat of the 2012 presidential race.
a) The Spin Doctor
| Life Is Not Sacred: Why Killing Someone is … Jan 27, 2012 · Life Is Not
Sacred: Why Killing Someone is Morally … of the National Institutes of Health
believe that … If it is not immoral to weed … www.eggdonor.com/blog/…killing-morally-acceptable-disabling-immoral Human life compared to garden weeds.
b) Statement of the Archdiocese of Washington on HHS Mandate Upheld by Obama Administration
January 20, 2012
The Archdiocese of Washington echoes the concerns raised by
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a statement
released Friday in response to the Obama Administration’s decision to enact
regulations that will force most Catholic employers to provide health care
plans covering sterilization procedures and all FDA approved contraceptives and
abortion-inducing drugs. UNCONSTITUTIONAL !
Until now, no federal law has required anyone to purchase,
sell, sponsor, or be covered by a private health plan that violates his or her
conscience. Under the HHS edict, however, virtually all Catholic charitable
organizations, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities that want to
provide for the needs of their employees and students in a manner consistent
with Catholic moral teachings will be placed in the untenable position of
having to choose between violating the law and violating their conscience.
>>Religious liberty is the most cherished and
fundamental of American freedoms. As Thomas Jefferson observed in 1809, “No
provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which
protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil
In a meeting with Cardinal Donald Wuerl and other American
bishops on Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI addressed recent attacks on religious
freedom, calling upon the American Catholic community to realize they are
“grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness presented by a radical secularism
which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres.” In
response to these threats, Pope Benedict said the Church urges the Catholic
laity to have the courage to proclaim “respect for God’s gift of life, the
protection of human dignity and the promotion of authentic human rights.”
As Cardinal Wuerl has previously stated, “No freedom is more
precious and deserving of vigilance than our freedom of conscience.”
7. a) Fails to fire Dept of energy for Solyndra loans that were against the law and of such nafarious distribution. By the Editors Sept. 23, 2011 (Bloomberg) –
Executives of the failed solar- panel maker Solyndra LLC are refusing to answer
questions at a congressional hearing today, a sign that the first serious
financial scandal of the Obama administration has arrived.
Several issues cry out for investigation: Did government
officials rush to approve a $535 million loan guarantee to the company two
years ago? Did company officers paint an overly rosy picture of Solyndra’s finances
after trouble set in? Why, earlier this year, did the Energy Department agree
to let private investors get their money back from Solyndra before taxpayers
Lawmakers should dig deep for answers. But their most pressing duty at this stage goes beyond finding partisan dirt. Members of Congress need to figure out a more effective way to support the quest for cheaper alternative energy.
Right now, the U.S. government underwrites less than $2.5
billion a year in fundamental energy research, far less than the $3.6 billion
it spent in 1980. Stepped-up support for research is overdue. By spreading
small grants among hundreds of labs, the government can help ideas that are too
tentative to win corporate support today but can turn into epic breakthroughs years
from now. Meanwhile, an infatuation with loan guarantees is scattering
government money in unproductive ways. Since 2009, the Department of Energy has
awarded or conditionally committed more than $30 billion in guarantees to
support construction of 42 alternative-energy projects. About $9 billion of
proposed guarantees are awaiting final approval by Sept. 30. But in this
build-out phase, private-sector financing works far better than government
Energy-related loan guarantees arose from the stimulus
legislation of 2009. Policy makers thought a huge infusion of low-cost loans
would create many thousands of jobs at solar- panel factories,
alternative-energy power plants and the like. There was an implicit assumption
that most of these ventures would succeed.
Barring fraud, Solyndra’s failure reflects the company’s bet
on an inadequate technology. Its tubes, coated with an unusual four-metal
compound, were supposed to cut power costs more than 20 percent. That wasn’t
nearly enough. Production costs fell much faster for a rival technology,
conventional flat silicon panels, and Solyndra couldn’t compete.
Other giant loan guarantees have likewise been steered
toward technology that turned out to be unsuccessful. Solar Millennium AG of
Germany got $2.1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to build power plants that
used sunlight and mirrors to create thermal energy. In August, Solar Millennium
walked away from those guarantees, in favor of cheaper photovoltaic power.
Such sudden, unpredictable shifts epitomize the way progress
happens. No single person, company or agency can predict which technology will
prevail. The winner emerges through constant competition between different
approaches and the workings of a free market as it allocates capital. The government’s rightful role in this competition is at the beginning — and the end. We favor government support for research labs that can put hundreds, even thousands, of interesting ideas in
play. Trying to pick winners in the midst of the action is ill-advised. The
government can accomplish more, with less risk, by simply becoming a big,
reliable customer for solar, wind and geothermal power. A well-conceived alternative energy program could save the U.S. many hundreds of billions in the years ahead. If the Solyndra
debacle gets U.S. policy pointed in the right direction, the loan-guarantee
losses won’t have been totally in vain.
–Editors: Toby Harshaw, George Anders
b) The Daily Caller – Tue, Oct 11, 2011
As failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra rides through the investigative ringer in Congress, revelations of another politically-connected company that received what appears to be a less-than-virtuous $1.2 billion loan guarantee are surfacing.
SunPower isn’t as financially sound as the public was led to
believe when it secured a loan guarantee twice the size of Solyndra’s $535
million loan. Just this week — less than a month after taxpayers landed on the
hook for SunPower’s $1.2 billion loan guarantee — company executives announced
that they expect to lower their 2011 earnings projections.
The company also carries $820 million in debt, which is $20 million more than its market capitalization.
How the company got the loan guarantee, and the players involved paint a picture of what at least appears to a combination of political favoritism and crony capitalism.
Last October, President Barack Obama’s Interior Secretary
Ken Salazar and California Democratic Rep. George Miller toured SunPower’s
plant in California. Both touted the company. Miller said SunPower was an
example for “renewable energy” production and “America’s future economic
But, Miller failed to mention how his son, George Miller IV,
is SunPower’s top lobbyist in California. Miller’s son was pushing for the $1.2
billion loan guarantee taxpayers are on the hook for now. Miller is a powerful
Democratic congressman, and currently serves as the ranking minority member of
the House Education and Workforce Committee.
c.) By Phil Milford and Dawn McCarty Jan. 27
(Bloomberg) — Ener1 Inc., which owns a company that received a $118 million
U.S. Energy Department grant to make electric-car batteries, filed for
bankruptcy protection after defaulting on bond debt amid Asian competition.
d.) Solyndra Redux: Another DOE Loan Recipient Files for Bankruptcy – 14 (Failed) Jobs for $43 Million Well add another loser to the Obama Administration’s green energy portfolio. From Reuters: Beacon Power Corp filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, just a year after the energy storage company received a $43 million loan guarantee from a controversial Department of Energy program. The bankruptcy comes about two months after Solyndra — a solar panel maker with a $535 million loan guarantee — also filed for Chapter 11, creating a political [...]…
8. Share secret missle defense info with Russia. In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority.
As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S.
officials are planning to provide Moscow with the SM-3 data, despite
reservations from security officials who say that doing so could compromise the
effectiveness of the system by allowing Russian weapons technicians to counter
the missile. The weapons are considered some of the most effective high-speed
interceptors in the U.S. missile defense arsenal.
Is this transfer of information to guarentee a “… mutually assured destruction that Clinton started”? www.democraticunderground.com › DiscussCached //
Last post: Mar 27, 2008″… mutually assured destruction that Clinton started”
9 Obama wants to Give illegal immigrants (20-35 mil.) voting rights in amnesty deal. Illegal = crossing border, earning wage (no tax pay’t or under false id)
10. Senator Rand Paul:
Gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced the
Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new
“Small Arms Treaty.”
Disguised as an “International Arms Control Treaty” to fight
against “terrorism,” “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates,” the UN
Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.
I’m helping lead the fight to defeat this radical treaty in the United States Senate and I want your help.
Please join me by taking a public stand against this outright assault on our national sovereignty by signing the Official Firearms Sovereignty Survey.
Ultimately, the UN Small Arms Treaty is designed to register, ban and CONFISCATE firearms owned by private citizens like YOU.
So far, the gun-grabbers have successfully kept the exact wording of their new scheme under wraps.
But looking at previous versions of the UN Small Arms
Treaty, you and I can get a good idea of what’s likely in the works.
12. Contract Law-
Chrysler and General motors: Union wins,
investors lose in bailouts, 8:06 am May 27, 2009, by jwooten
13. Judicial watch,
Feb 2, 2012: In a deplorable move that could seriously compromise national security, the Obama Administration is in the process of negotiating a deal to release up to five Taliban prisoners from the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The Cable, Josh Rogin
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 11:37 PM Top Obama administration officials briefed
eight senior Senate leaders Tuesday on a pending deal to transfer as many as
five Taliban prisoners from the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay,
Cuba, to Qatar.
The Cable staked out the classified briefing in the basement of the Capitol building Tuesday afternoon. The eight senators who attended the briefing were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Intelligence Committee heads Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Senate Armed Services chiefs Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), and Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN).
Judicial watch Dec. 8, 2010,
Two years after the Pentagon revealed that many Guantanamo
detainees rejoin terrorist missions after leaving the military prison,
President Obama’s National Intelligence Director confirms that one in four
resume terrorist activities against the United States after being released.
As the president fulfills his promise of returning America
to the “moral high ground” by closing the detention facility at the U.S. Naval
Base in Cuba, the number will only rise. Dozens of suspected terrorists have
been freed from Guantanamo since Obama issued an executive order last year
calling for a comprehensive “review” of all detainees and a total of 598 have
been released so far. One hundred fifty are confirmed or suspected of “reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities after transfer,” according to a report issued by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to Congress. At least 83 “remain at large” and if additional detainees are released, some will “reengage in terrorist or insurgent activities”, says the DNI assessment.
Beitbart June 13, 2011:
The US House of Representatives voted to prohibit the use of
funds for American military operations in Libya.
Lawmakers adopted the amendment to a military appropriations
bill by a vote of 248 to 163.
A number of members of Congress have recently expressed
their dissatisfaction at President Barack Obama’s decision to go ahead with
operations in Libya in March and to continue without congressional
The amendment, introduced by Democratic representative Brad
Sherman from California, invokes the War Powers Resolution, a 1973 law that
limits presidential powers on sending troops abroad into combat zones without
the consent of Congress. Sherman’s text states that “none of the funds made available by this act may be used in contravention of the War Powers Act.”
According to the War Powers Resolution, the president The War Powers
Resolution (“WPR”), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1541-1548 (2006)
On 19 March, the deployment of French fighter jets over
Libya began, and other states began their individual operations. Phase One
started the same day with the involvement of the United States, United Kingdom,
France, Italy and Canada.
On 24 March, NATO ambassadors agreed that NATO will take
command of the no-fly zone enforcement, while other military operations
remained the responsibility of the group of states previously involved, with
NATO expected to take control as early as 26 March.
After the death of Muammar Gaddafi it was announced that the
NATO mission would end on 31 October 2011.
14. CNSNews.com, Penny Starr,
April 18, 2011
The hearing was held in response to Attorney General Eric
Holder’s announcement on Feb. 23 that President Barack Obama had decided DOMA
is unconstitutional. The law defines marriage at the federal level as being the legal union between one man and one woman and says that no state is required to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state. “After careful consideration,
including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given
a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination,
classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more
heightened standard of scrutiny,” Holder said in February. “The President has
also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex
couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional.” [separation of powers????]
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary
Committee, said that protecting the institution of traditional marriage and the
rights of the people to uphold it are “critical to the future of our
country.” Smith also said that same-sex marriage is not a constitutional issue.
“No one can seriously believe that the Constitution’s authors intended
to create a right to same-sex marriage,” Smith said.
Maggie Gallagher, chairwoman of the National Organization
for Marriage, also testified about how DOMA makes the connection between
marriage and “responsible procreation” that is “deeply embedded in U.S.
law.” Gallagher said that in 1888 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “marriage is the foundation of the family and of society, without which there would be neither civilization nor progress.” In 1942, the court said, “Marriage and procreation are fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race,” according to Gallagher.
“The president and his administration had a duty to defend
the Defense of Marriage Act but powerful constituencies of the president did
not want to president to defend it and, unfortunately, politics trumped duty,”
Franks said. President Barack Obama’s refusal to have his Justice Department defend the “Defense of Marriage Act” in federal court is a “dereliction of duty”
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104-199, 110
Stat. 2419, enacted September 21, 1996, 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C) is
a United States federal law that defines marriage as the legal union of one man
and one woman. The law passed both houses of Congress by large majorities and
was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996
15. ABC News, By Maya,
Oct 13, 2010 11:10am
We’re under no obligation as any organization or association
in the United States is, to divulge who its members are, who its contributors
are. We are under legal obligations to account and have an accounting method
that ensures that in our accounts that funds or any aspect of money that comes
from a foreign source is not in any way utilized in any political sense. We
ensure that we do that. When some of those corporate names were divulged, not by us, by others, what did they receive? They received protests, they received threats, they were intimidated, they were harassed, they had to hire additional security, they were recipients of a host of proxies leveled at those companies that had nothing to do with the purpose of those companies. So we know what the purpose here is. It’s to harass and intimidate.
But the good government groups know as well as I do, because
there’s been studies done on it, with respect to disclosure, that forcing
people to comply with disclosure rules in order to exercise their First
Amendment, ultimately results in people remaining silent or uninvolved with
little or no benefit to the public because it squelches speech.
The seminal Supreme Court case, I would remind your
listeners, was NAACP vs. the state of Alabama, in 1953 I believe, when certain
people wanted to know who the white Americans that were promoting integration
in this country over segregation and out those people to harass them. The
Supreme Court decided then. Hell no was the answer.
16. SCOTUS Holding:
The Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar suits
brought on behalf of ministers against their churches, claiming termination in
violation of employment discrimination laws. Moreover, because the respondent
in this case was a minister within the meaning of the ministerial exception,
the First Amendment requires dismissal of her employment discrimination suit
against her religious employer.
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC
… The U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a bipartisan Commission comprised of five
presidentially appointed members, including the Chair, Vice Chair, and three
Commissioners. The Chair is responsible for the administration and
implementation of policy for and the financial management and organizational
development of the Commission. The Vice Chair and the Commissioners participate
equally in the development and approval of Commission policies, issue charges
of discrimination where appropriate, and authorize the filing of suits.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice
Roberts on January 11, 2012. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice
Alito also filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justice Kagan
17. Cardinal Dolan Voices Dismay at Handling by White House
in Letter Updating Bishops on HHS Mandate Controversy
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –
Cardinal … that we should listen to the ‘enlightened’ voices of
accommodation, such as the recent, hardly surprising yet terribly unfortunate
editorial in America.” “The White House seems to think [like
Anonymous below]…CNBC · 3/2/2012
By: Stoyan Zaimov – Christian Post -
Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 14:49 (EST)
Anonymous Protests at Queen Victoria Street, London, on
March 15th 2008. (Paul Williams via
Flickr) “Let us be clear from the start: any kind of religion is a
sickness to this world. A sickness that creates hate and intolerance, a
sickness that brings people to wage war on their fellow people, a sickness that
has come to this world long time ago, when mankind wasn’t educated, a sickness
that brought false hope and suppression to those who believed and often even
more terror and suppression to those who dared not to believe,” the
message by Anonymous begins and continues to accuse religion and Christianity
as being a source for most of the wars that have occurred throughout
history. It also identifies religion, along with the world’s governments, as being the main source of oppression and a force that keeps most people down while giving power to the select few.
18. OBAMA STATE
DEPT: Vatican Makes Money Laundering
List Of U.S. State Department
Mar 09, 2012 · VATICAN CITY, March 8 (Reuters) – The Vatican
has for the first time appeared on the U.S. State Department’s list of
money-laundering centres but …
Vatican seeks to explain U.S. money laundering tag –
Mar 09, 2012 · … of concern” for money laundering or
other financial crimes. Vatican … financing and money laundering. The State
Department report … South Sudan, which declared …
19. U.S. Department
of Justice 2010 ADA STANDARDS FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN
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facility types were new requirements specifically for public swimming pools.
The level of accessibility depends on the size and type of the pool…., For pools under 300 linear feet in size, the ADA Standard for Accessible Design calls for one means of access, which must be either ADA-compliant swimming pool lifts or a sloped entry…., Pools with greater than 300 linear feet of pool wall must also have a second means of access. This second means can either be another chair lift or ramp, or it can also be a transfer wall, a transfer system or pool stairs.
This new legislation was initially passed on July 23, 2010
and became law on September 15, 2010 after being published in the Federal
Register. This new legislation requires commercial swimming pools to institute
approved means of access for their pools (pool lifts and/or a sloped entry) on
or before March 15, 2012
Browse our complete selection of pool lifts from top of the line manufacturers like Global Lift Corp and SR Smith. Cost of chairs range from $4,000.00 to $6,600.00 or suffer a first offense fine of $55,000.00 and subsequent offenses of $110,000.00.
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20. Obama Assumes
Dictatorial Powers , Published on DickMorris.com on March 23, 2012
With two presidential signatures- one on New Year’s Day and
the other issued last week – President Barack Obama has assumed the right to
assert dictatorial powers over almost all aspects of the U.S. economy and to
hold American citizens indefinitely without trial! (This is not some “Space Aliens
Invade” story. It is really happening)
On New Year’s Day, Obama signed the National Defense
Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the Pentagon. But smuggled into its language
is an explicit authority “allowing him to indefinitely detain [US]
citizens” according to Jonathan Turley writing in the U.K. Guardian
While the story was buried in the American media, Turley
notes that it is “one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties”
in American history.
At first, Obama “insisted that he signed the bill
simply to keep funding for the troops.” But, Turley reports, “that
spin ended after sponsor Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) disclosed that it was the
White House that insisted that there be no exception for [US] citizens in the
indefinite detention provision.” The administration has fought any challenges to indefinite detention to prevent a true court review.”
Read the full text of Turley’s article at
Perhaps even more terrifying is the executive order
President Obama signed on Friday, March 16 giving him vast powers to control
every aspect of the U.S. economy in the event of war or even during a peacetime
“emergency.” Edwin Black, writing for the liberal-oriented Huffington
Post, says that the order “may have quietly placed the United States on a
war preparedness footing” possibly in anticipation of “an outbreak of
war between Israel, the West, and Iran.”
Read the full text of Black’s article at
The Order entitled “National Defense Resources
Preparedness” gives the president the power “to take control of all
civil energy supplies, including oil and natural gas, control and restrict all
civil transportation,” according to Black. It also even allows a draft
“in order to achieve both the military and non-military demands of the
Obama’s order would be effective both during times of war
and times of other emergencies. It says the purpose of the order is to assure
that “the United States [has] an industrial and technological base capable
of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the
technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in
times of national emergency.” (Emphasis added)
The far reaching order authorizes the president “in the
event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take
actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and
production capability, including services and critical technology, for national
Likely the president already has most of the enumerated powers
as part of his role as commander in chief. So, why the order right now?
Black speculates that it is related to the tensions over
Iran’s nuclear program. Is the president reminding big oil that he would take
over their industry in the event of war? Or is Obama equipping himself with
vast powers to be used even in peacetime as a result of whatever he decides is
a “national emergency.” Could the rise in gas prices constitute such
an “emergency?” Is the issuance of this order right now a shot across
the bow of oil companies to get them to go easy on oil prices? Where are we?
In any case, these two presidential signatures – one on a
law and the other on an order – together constitute a massive power grab
totally unsuited to a democracy. The idea that he would be preparing to assume
dictatorial powers seems so remote that the mainstream media has not even
reported on these initiatives. But they should give all of us pause.
Whistleblower: Obama Will Commit Reichstag Event To Trigger Martial Law Friday,
May 11, 2012 11:09 The Reichstag event refers to a fire started during Hitler’s
rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and murder his
opposition. Historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself,
while he blamed it on the Communists.
The anonymous whistleblower elaborated on how the Obama
administration is using the Occupy movement, labor unions, and other assorted
subversive groups to create massive chaos within the nation. “Using untracked
campaign funds, they are paying people to infiltrate the various movements to
cause physical destruction of property and disrupt commerce.
According to the DHS source, a global economic collapse is
coming, which the Obama administration is well aware of. They wish to build a
system of global governance from the ashes of the previous financial system. In
order for this mission to be completed, the Obama administration needs more
time at the helm of power. Their reasons for concern are justified; as recently
as May 8, influential political prognosticator Dick Morris predicted a Romney
landslide if the election were held today. The intelligence official predicted
that in the very near future, all of the seemingly separate entities would be
clearly exposed as working together, co-ordinating their activities together,
and driving for the same goal – the destruction of America as a constitutional
republic, the destruction of its capitalist system, and the dethroning of the
U.S. as a superpower.
22. Economic Alert:
If You’re Not Worried Yet…You Should Be Tuesday, 08 May 2012 04:58 Brandon
[ "President Obama's spokesman warned the new socialist
president-elect of France not to implement his campaign agenda of ending
austerity measures, indicating that such a reversal could damage the world
economy. 'A balanced approach . . . Both fiscal consolidation and efforts to
boost the recovery is the right approach for Europe,' White House Press
Secretary Jay Carney told reporters [yesterday]. ‘That’s an approach that he
thinks ensures that the recovery continues while putting our fiscal house in
order.’” So Jay Carney yesterday said to the new French president,
(imitating Carney) “For the sake of the world economy, do not raise taxes
and increase spending, yet.” The exact Obama agenda. The precise agenda
Obama’s campaigning on. The agenda this guy won on, now Obama, via the
spokeskid, Jay Carney, is asking the French — I’m not making this up, folks –
is asking the French president not to do this. Seriously, stop and think of
this. – Rush Limbaugh. ]
I can say with 100% certainty that most of us will live to
see the climax of the breakdown, and that this breakdown is about to enter a
more precarious state before the end of this year. The frequency at which
negative information has surfaced is almost dizzying. However, a pattern and a
recognizable motion are beginning to take shape, and, I believe, a loose
timeline is beginning to form.
At the end of January, I covered the incredible nosedive of
the Baltic Dry Index (a measure of global shipping rates that signals a fall in
global demand) to historic lows. I pointed out the tendency of stocks and the
general economy to crash around 8 months (sometimes a little longer, Aug. – Oct
2012) after the BDI makes such a dramatic downturn. Here are some of the most
important reasons why every American should be prepared for much harder days,
especially before the end of 2012:
The European Union Is Officially Dead In The Water !!! Stick
a fork in er’, the EU is done! We are talking about full scale dismantlement,
likely followed by a reformation of core nations and multiple collapse
scenarios of peripheral countries. The writing is all over the wall in the wake
of the latest election results in Greece and France, where, as alternative
researchers have been predicting for some time, the battle between the
government spending crowd and proponents of austerity has reached a fever
pitch. The Greeks and the French are royally pissed over draconian cuts in
public programs and the destruction of pensions which have been a mainstay of
their economies for quite some time. They are also furious over being sold off
like collateral to the IMF and World Bank. Rightly so. Like the American
taxpayer, the taxpayers of floundering EU nations are wrongly being held
responsible for the financial mismanagement and fraud of their governments and
global banks which have remained untouched and unpunished for their trespasses.
The problem is, the voters of both countries are signing on to the
socialist/quasi-communist bandwagon in response.
In Greece, the Left Coalition Party, a splinter group of the
traditional communist party, has now taken a primary position of power:
In France, voters have elected socialist Francois Hollande
(a Bilderberg attendee), whose latest promise is to spend France into recovery
through his “pro-growth agenda” [U.S. QE2 sound familiar]:
Have Europeans forgotten that it was overt government spending that set them on
the path to calamity in the first place?
Former officials like Nicolas Sarkozy may have claimed to be distanced
from the socialist ideal, but, as with all globalist puppets, their actions did
not match their rhetoric, and they have always supported policies of
centralization and big government. The French and the Greeks have essentially
replaced closet collectivists with outspoken collectivists, and will see NO
relief from the crisis in the Euro-zone as a result of the political reordering.
In fact, the stage has now been set for a volatile chain of
dominos. Germany, which is the only economy left holding the EU together, has
been unyielding on austerity cuts. A conflict between France and Germany is now
inevitable. Neither will compromise their position, and I can see no other
eventual result than a reexamination and perhaps abandonment of the EU charter.
How does this affect America? Being that international banks
and corporations have forced our countries into interdependency through the
engineered chicanery of globalization, any collapse in Europe is going to
strike hard around the world, but the worst will hit the U.S. and China. Which
is probably why China is disengaging trade away from the U.S. and the EU and
focusing on other developing nations:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/08/us-china-economy-trade-idUSBRE84702N20120508. Spain is next in line, with a 25% official
unemployment rate and a massive black market economy forming. As I have been
saying for years now, when governments disrupt the financial survival of the
people, they WILL form their own alternatives, including black markets and
barter markets. It is about survival. The Spanish government does not care much
for these alternatives, though, and has now banned cash transactions over 2500
euros in a futile attempt to squeeze taxes out of the populace through
digitally tracked payment methods: http://thedailybell.com/3814/Spain-Bans-Cash
Another major concern for Americans is the fact that Europeans are inching
towards an abandonment of the dollar. Francois Hollande has openly called for
an end to the dollar’s world reserve status, and with a majority backing of the
French people, he could easily make this happen, at least where France is
concerned. All it takes is for a few key countries to publically and completely
drop the Greenback and the dollar’s reputation as a safe haven investment will
be quashed. This could very well happen before 2012 is over.
QE3 Is The End Here is the bottom line; U.S. growth is a theater
of shadows. There has been no progress, no recovery, only the misrepresentation
of statistics. Millions of Americans have fallen off unemployment rolls because
they have been jobless for too long, which lowers the unemployment rate, but
does not change the fact that they are still without work. Durable goods orders
are dropping like an avalanche. U.S. credit has been lowered yet again by
ratings agency Egan-Jones. With China making bilateral trade deals in numerous
countries on the condition that the dollar be dropped as the primary purchasing
mechanism, and with the EU turning to economic mulch, the currency’s safety is
nonexistent. Traditional investors who cling to the idea that a falling Euro
spells dollar strength will be sorely disappointed when the currency is
suddenly being rejected in international currency markets.
The Federal Reserve has already stated that any signs of
“relapse” into recession (the recession that we never left) will be met with
all options on the table, including QE3: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/12/us-usa-fed-idUSBRE83B1KD20120412 I believe that QE3 will probably be announced this year (due in large part to trauma from Europe), and, that this will trigger a mass movement by foreign nations to drop the dollar as the world reserve. QE3 will be the straw that broke the camel. How exactly this will play out socially and politically, I do
not know (I could take a good guess though). But, the technical results are
predictable. The Fed will respond to the lack of treasury purchases by ramping
up fiat printing in order to cover the ever increasing costs of the government
machine. The Greenback will immediately lose a large portion of its value, at
least in terms of imported goods, causing inflation in prices. Oil and energy
prices will skyrocket if OPEC follows suit (which they will, though the Saudis
may still honor dollars for a time). Doing any traditional business will become
nearly impossible, and price inflation will dominate the lives and the minds of
average unprepared citizens. The amount of time that it will take for these
difficulties to unfold is also not clear. We are operating in uncharted
territory, and dealing with a collapse scenario on a truly planetary scale. My
best advice is to assume that the avalanche will move fast.
All indicators suggest that this year will be unlike any
other before. In 2008, we saw the first trigger events for the collapse. In
2008/2009, we saw the creation of the bailout culture, setting the stage for
inflation and dollar disintegration. In 2010, we saw the first bilateral trade
deal cutting out the dollar between China and Russia, which is now the template
for trade deals all over the globe. In 2011, we saw the first downgrade of the
U.S. credit rating and the crisis in the EU become epidemic. In 2012, I see not
just another difficulty to add to the mountain, but a culmination of all these
detriments to produce something entirely new; a vast and subversive realignment
forcing many of us to take a more aggressive stance in the fight for an
economically and socially free America. Financial disasters have always been a
convenient catalyst for a host of even more frightening obstacles, including
civil unrest, and blatant totalitarianism. This is the cusp. It is one of those
moments that people of later generations read about in awe, and sometimes
horror. The “doom” is not in the event, but in the response. What we make of
the days approaching determines the darkness that they cast upon the future. It
is a test. It is not something to be dreaded. It is something to be seized
upon, and dealt with, as great men and women before us have done. At the very
least, we know that it is coming. That, in itself, could well seal our
success… You can contact Brandon Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
23. Red Dawn anyone?
This is weird news. Russian Troops to train in USA, targeting
“domestic” terrorists April 30, 2012 Excerpt:
“Russian “Airborne Assault Forces” will be arriving in
Colorado this May for joint terror-war exercises with U.S. soldiers, according
to U.S. officials and Russian military personnel cited in media reports. The
Kremlin’s Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense both said it
would be the first time in history that American and Russian airborne special
operations troops would be training together on U.S. soil. “It was not
immediately clear exactly why the Obama administration decided to allow the
scheme.”–WRITTEN BY ALEX NEWMAN, 27 APRIL 2012
“The Russian soldiers are here as invited guests of the U.S.
government…This is the first time that American and Russian special
operations troops have participated in a bilateral exercise.”– Cmdr. Wendy L.
Snyder, U.S. Defense Press Officer for Policy Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror
Drills in May http://english.cri.cn/6966/2012/04/20/189s694306.htm Russian
Troops Coming to U.S. for Terror Drills, DoD Confirms
24. May 16, 2012
04:30 PM, Guy Benson, Town Hall.com Democrat-Held Senate Rejects Obama’s
Horrific Budget, 99-0
For the second consecutive year, the Democrat-controlled
United States Senate has unanimously rejected President Obama’s 2013 budget.
The final vote was 99-0, making the the running two-year tally 196-0. This move
follows the House of Representatives’ 414-0 rebuke of the same fiscal blueprint
earlier this year. Astonishingly, not a single Senate Democrat has voted in
favor of any budget for three years, even as they refuse to offer a plan of
their own. Democrats have claimed that three fig leaves mitigate this
Posted at 9:05 PM, 5/16/2012, Kevin Glass, Town Hall.com -
Bernanke Warns Dem’s on Budget Brinksmanship
There’s a coming fiscal cliff at the end of the year. The
expiration of the Bush tax cuts coupled with the across-the-board spending cuts
from last summer’s debt ceiling deal and another hit to the debt ceiling mean
that on January 1, 2013, the United States will undergo severe measure of
austerity if legislators don’t act.
Democrats are already accusing Republicans of brinkmanship.
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed that the Republicans are
engaging in obstruction by proposing that a debt ceiling increase be tied to
deficit reduction. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, however, knows that it’s the
Democrats who need a warning about political gamesmanship.