Friday, April 29, 2011

REAL ID Comes To CT


Remember Real ID?

It's the National ID card that the government wants to cram down our throats.
It will cost money to administer and it will be yet another way for the government to track you and gather information.
It didn't die - it just came back under a different name.

So now, in CT it's called "Select ID" and it's being pushed as an identity protection gimmick. Now it's voluntary, and you get a "gold star" as a reward (like in grade school) - and if you decline then you will be subject to additional federal screening when traveling or perhaps just whenever they feel like it. How nauseating.
You know this Select ID will become mandatory before too long.... and voila... REAL ID - show me your papers.

Here's the scoop from West Hartford News..
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will start a new program in the fall to offer verified identity protection to people renewing driver licenses and DMV-issued identification cards.

The department will ask renewing customers whether they want to show original identity documents to establish an historical record of their identity with the agency as well as for federal identification purposes. Customers can also decline the verification and simply get a regular driver's license or ID card.

Through the program, called Select CT ID, people verifying will get a gold star on the license or ID card. Those declining will have one stamped "Not for Federal Identification." Those without verification could face extra federal screening under a proposed program slated to go into effect in 2017 for airports and federal buildings and that also could be used for possible commercial transactions.

The program stems from national identification standards resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S. It is also designed to offer residents additional protection against identity theft by having a historical record of proven original identity documents shown to DMV.

The overall program in brief:

• The program, which begins October 3, will be phased in during the next six years as all licenses and ID cards come up for renewal. The renewal date is on the front of the card.

• People wanting a license or ID card indicating their identity was verified by DMV will need to present certain original documents like a birth certificate, a valid U.S. passport or other primary documents, proof of name changes including as a result of marriage, divorce, etc. as well as of current address.

• Anyone not wanting this verification can simply decline and renew their regular license or DMV-issued ID card. If someone declines, a valid U.S. passport can serve the same purpose as the verified license or ID card at federal screening checkpoints.

• Non-U.S. citizens who request the identity check must show various identity documents and legal presence in the U.S. that DMV will verify online. Without legal presence, DMV will not renew the driver's license or DMV-issued ID card.

• Anyone with a renewed license can drive legally regardless of whether an identity check is done.

• Complete information about the program, including the kinds of identification needed, can be found at ct.gov/selectCTid

This identity protection and verification program is a one-time review of original identity documents. This new program will be available in all DMV and AAA offices. DMV is announcing the program today to help people who have fall renewal dates prepare now by obtaining documents they might need when renewing a driver's license or DMV-issued ID card.

In addition, DMV beginning May 10 will periodically close different offices statewide for part or all of the day to conduct a uniform review of processes associated with this new identity protection program. See the closing schedule at ct.gov/selectCTid.

Connecticut currently requires all new applicants for driver licenses or DMV-issued ID card to have this identity verification. For both customer convenience and for any future federal purposes, DMV is extending the option now to all others who had a license or ID card prior to the agency starting verification for new applicants several years ago.

The cost of the driver license or I.D. card renewals cards is the same whether identity is verified or not. (Regular license renewal for 6 years is $66; anyone 65 years-old and older can renew for two years at $22; commercial driver's license renewal is every 4 years and is $60. DMV-issued ID cards are renewed for $22.50 for six years.)

Want to know more about Real ID?
The Real ID Act creates a federal identity document that every American will need in order to fly on commercial airlines, enter government buildings, open a bank account, and more.

It creates huge administrative burdens for state governments, while providing only minimal federal funds for implementing its onerous requirements. At the same time, it does nothing to combat terrorism, and puts us at greater risk for invasions of privacy and identity theft.

On this page you can learn more about Real ID: the costs, the burdens, and the real bureaucratic nightmare coming to a DMV near you.

REAL ID is not dead... not at all.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Is It A Forgery?

"I am not a crook."- Richard Milhous Nixon. November 17, 1973.

"I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." - Bill Clinton, January 26, 1998

"I was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961" - B. Hussein Obama. April 27, 2011.

OK, so the White House released a birth certificate yesterday for Barack Hussein Obama II that purports to be the real deal. It even looks similar to the one's presented by the Nordyke family (they were born the day after Obama was born - supposedly same hospital)

The president then held a big presser about it... saying he had more important things to do than answer these silly questions about his birth records. (that was before he ran off to be on Oprah and then do a fundraiser - because he has more important things to do...)

The Left of course has already begun to mock Donald Trump, "birthers" and anyone else who dares question the validity/eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama II.
To question of course is considered racist, stupid, blah, blah, blah.
(name calling is quite popular on the Left - they believe it shuts down an argument)

Now the Left will of course condemn anyone who questions the validity of this document.
That being said....

It didn't take people too long to download and really examine this document - PDF file - that was released on the Internet by the White House. Of course they would.

Quite frankly, there are people - graphics professionals - who deal with determining the validity of these kinds of documents on a daily basis. They can tell you if a document has been messed with, fabricated - or if indeed it is what it purports to be.

These people claim to have very quickly found it to be a forgery - or at least a document that has been obviously, and very sloppily, altered. They claim there are layers in this document that should not have layers. They say it has multiple elements when it should not. They say it is not a single image, as a true scan that was simply PDF'd would be

A professional high end graphics designer weighs in on the issue and says:




National Review even wrote about it.

Karl Denninger at Market Ticker is an Adobe Illustrator expert and he has close-ups of the alterations AND claims there is a log embedded in the document detailing the alterations. He offers some very revealing document analysis. I especially like the blurred pixels in the document number... which indicates an alteration. I have seen that type of blurring in photo images that have been changed.

and another very interesting point has been raised by Ann Barnhardt:
I Have One Question for Obama
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - April 27, AD 2011 9:09 AM MST
Obama:

Why wasn't the document that you released today released in connection with the Court Martial of LTC Terry Lakin? Why has LTC Lakin been sitting in a cell at Ft. Leavenworth for the last 5 1/2 months when the entire matter COULD have been resolved, and LTC Lakin WOULD have deployed to Afghanistan as originally scheduled if this simple form had been released? What possible, possible explanation can there be for this? What kind of person sits and watches another person lose their career, pension and PERSONAL FREEDOM over the release of an apparently simple-to-procure vital record which should have already been provided in the context of applying for your current job position?

How is flaunting the Rule of Law to the point that an honorable man who stood in defence of the Rule of Law is FALSELY IMPRISONED amusing, or mere political brinksmanship?

If you would do this to LTC Lakin, what would you do to me, or any other American? How can any of us feel safe and secure in our persons if the Chief Executive and sworn protector of the Constitution LAUGHS at the Rule of Law, and considers HIMSELF to be the law of the land?

Why should We The People put up with your treason, dereliction of duty and high crimes and misdemeanors for one more day?

Ann Barnhardt
Lone Tree, CO
April 27, AD 2011


In any case....
You knew there would be more questions.
This is not over.

... and by the way... where are those college records/documents? Did he indeed apply to college as a foreign national? and how come his nationality was listed as Indonesian when he attended school there?

Interestingly enough, it didn't take media outlets too long to interview and have an extensive write-up about the doctor, David A. Sinclair, whose signature appears on this long form birth certificate... wouldn't it be funny if someone checked his calendar and found he was out playing golf that day?

Some say this case of eligibility is NOT settled! One comment on an article states:
'A "natural born Citizen" is a child born in the USA of two (2) U.S. Citizens. The parents can be Citizens by Birth or they can be Citizens by Naturalization after immigrating to the USA. But to create a "natural born Citizen" of the United States both parents must be Citizens at the time the child is born in the USA. See this legal reference book used by the founders and framers of our Constitution: Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law, Vol.1 Chapter 19 Section 212, Emer de Vattel, 1758-1797.'

Like it or not .... there's still many questions...
Unfortunately, this is probably being used as a distraction from things like Ben Bernanke's presser and his comments on the coming inflation.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spreading The GPA Wealth

Heh heh..
While liberal colleges spew out more Socialist "Group Thinkers" - this video was quite entertaining.
Apparently these students don't think "spreading the GPA wealth" is a good idea at all..





Haha... "I work hard for my GPA... it's not fair to give it to someone else...."

Wow.

Nice video from Mises.


Related article: Jim Vicevich

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bretton Woods 2 Continues


You think Soros and his crew are done?
Not a chance.
Their little timeline is moving along as planned.

So here is what has happened since Bretton Woods 2 - You think this is all by coincidence? - Not a chance - and the wheels of the US dollar collapse are in motion:
April 8-11: Bretton Woods II Conference, a collaborative attempt at rearranging the global financial order

April 9: Gold and Silver prices begin their epic climb

April 11: PIMCO (the world's largest bond fund) bets against US debt, hits the dominoes... PIMCO bets against US debt

April 12: The US Budget deal that avoided the government shutdown is exposed as sham

--> IMF scolds the US, saying it needs to tackle its deficit, and questions the US' ability to meet its fiscal commitments

April 15: "Dollar status questioned ahead of G20 confab" by "experts"... Experts recommend abandoning US dollar

April 16: University of Texas orders physical gold, 'cashes out' investments (which might start a bank rush to obtain physical gold)

April 18: S&P threatens to downgrade the US credit rating, causes a financial dip - could be used as fodder for the debt ceiling debate and QE3

--> Gold prices explode after S&P downgrade announcement

--> US debt officially goes above the debt ceiling (but the "debt subject to the limit" is still $52 billion shy)

April 25 - IMF declares the end of the "Age of America" - Yesterday's big news was that the International Monetary Fund chimed the death knell for the United States' superpower-dom.

The Chinese plan to cut its US reserves by two-thirds.

Gold and silver continue to climb and the dollar weakens.

This is by design.
The Obama administration has helped to realize this mess with QE1 and QE2 and bailouts and the TARP. They have done their utmost to bankrupt us all. There has been no fiscal sanity. The Keynesian experiment has failed miserably.

and now... Congress is still debating whether to raise our debt ceiling (i.e. increase the limit on our credit card) or stop the borrowing and maintain some sort of sanity. Austerity would be the order of the day. Those who support raising the debt ceiling are using fear tactics and telling old people that they will not get Social Security payments and that the sky will fall... that we will be in default and financial Armageddon will be upon us.

Financial Armageddon will happen either way.
Personally, I opt for not raising the debt ceiling - cutting our spending and balancing the budget.
Bring jobs home, end the costly regulations, get the engine of business going.
Lower taxes, encourage saving and investing.
End corporate welfare.
End entitlement spending.
End these idiotic costly wars.
Deport freeloaders.
and more....

And now... those who laughed at people like Peter Schiff and mocked him ...now ask for his comment....

Here's some truth talk:




Just remember... things are not getting any more expensive... the dollar is just losing its value. (Thank you Ben Bernanke and company)
And Mr. Soros likes that just fine, because it means we will be needing a new world currency to flee to. The only hitch is that this new world currency will be yet another fiat falsehood controlled by the likes of Soros and others in the IMF.

When that happens, we will lose our financial sovereignty and political sovereignty.
That would be the worst of it all.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Going Galt On The High Seas?

Seasteading is a concept that may be beginning to germinate.

Patri Friedman, grandson of Milton Friedman, is working on developing new frontiers on the high seas. Since there is really no more land to be "claimed" or "explored", this is his way of developing a new political system in a new space.

I've actually met Patri Friedman. He's an interesting person, for sure. I heard him speak about seasteading once at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. It was quite interesting to hear him talk about this concept. His talk was similar to this one:





Right now, the Seasteading Institute is raising money to make this idea a reality.

When you think about it -
Over thirty million people a year already visit floating cities in the form of cruise ships, which provide water, food, power, service staff, and safety from the waves at a cost as low as $60/night.
Seasteading would only be a more permanent situation.
Seasteaders seek to have autonomy and self-sufficiency. They would have their own money - grow their own food - create their own energy. Eventually, they would want to be their own nation.

It's kind of a cool idea really... a "Galt's Gulch" of sorts.

Then again, one wonders if this is merely just running away from the problems of today to create yet another place that can be run by its own set of elites - most likely the corporate funders of this project.

Seems to me that we should face the problems that we have here on land and institute some real change... somehow.

Then there are others who say, "There's no way to fix what's here - we're screwed". And indeed, they are ready to set sail.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!


For all of my readers who celebrate Easter, I wish you, and your families, peace, joy and health in this season of renewal. May the Lord be with you always, to the end of the age.

Friday, April 22, 2011

20 Signs That A Major Food Crisis Is Coming


People say - nah... this is America - that stuff doesn't happen here.
Think again.

Oh - it's true that up until now we haven't had much to get really worried about - except that packages are shrinking and food prices have gone up. I hear people complaining in the store all the time now - muttering under their breath and picking items up only to return them to the shelf. The truth is that most stores (those that haven't closed) are still fairly well stocked. We have never known otherwise - have we?

That being said, there are some signs that you need to be aware of - and I hope that you will take these signs seriously - or you may be relying on FEMA cheese one day in the not too distant future.

Zerohedge shared this information:
Let's look at some of the key reasons why an increasing number of people believe that a massive food crisis is on the horizon.

The following are 20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming....

#1 According to the World Bank, 44 million people around the globe have been pushed into extreme poverty since last June because of rising food prices.

#2 The world is losing topsoil at an astounding rate. In fact, according to Lester Brown, "one third of the world's cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming through natural processes".

#3 Due to U.S. ethanol subsidies, almost a third of all corn grown in the United States is now used for fuel. This is putting a lot of stress on the price of corn.

#4 Due to a lack of water, some countries in the Middle East find themselves forced to almost totally rely on other nations for basic food staples. For example, it is being projected that there will be no more wheat production in Saudi Arabia by the year 2012.

#5 Water tables all over the globe are being depleted at an alarming rate due to "overpumping". According to the World Bank, there are 130 million people in China and 175 million people in India that are being fed with grain with water that is being pumped out of aquifers faster than it can be replaced. So what happens once all of that water is gone?

#6 In the United States, the systematic depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer could eventually turn "America's Breadbasket" back into the "Dust Bowl".

#7 Diseases such as UG99 wheat rust are wiping out increasingly large segments of the world food supply.

#8 The tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan have rendered vast agricultural areas in that nation unusable. In fact, there are many that believe that eventually a significant portion of northern Japan will be considered to be uninhabitable. Not only that, many are now convinced that the Japanese economy, the third largest economy in the world, is likely to totally collapse as a result of all this.

#9 The price of oil may be the biggest factor on this list. The way that we produce our food is very heavily dependent on oil. The way that we transport our food is very heavily dependent on oil. When you have skyrocketing oil prices, our entire food production system becomes much more expensive. If the price of oil continues to stay high, we are going to see much higher food prices and some forms of food production will no longer make economic sense at all.

#10 At some point the world could experience a very serious fertilizer shortage. According to scientists with the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative, the world is not going to have enough phosphorous to meet agricultural demand in just 30 to 40 years.

#11 Food inflation is already devastating many economies around the globe. For example, India is dealing with an annual food inflation rate of 18 percent.

#12 According to the United Nations, the global price of food reached a new all-time high in February.

#13 According to the World Bank, the global price of food has risen 36% over the past 12 months.

#14 The commodity price of wheat has approximately doubled since last summer.

#15 The commodity price of corn has also about doubled since last summer.

#16 The commodity price of soybeans is up about 50% since last June.

#17 The commodity price of orange juice has doubled since 2009.

#18 There are about 3 billion people around the globe that live on the equivalent of 2 dollars a day or less and the world was already on the verge of economic disaster before this year even began.

#19 2011 has already been one of the craziest years since World War 2. Revolutions have swept across the Middle East, the United States has gotten involved in the civil war in Libya, Europe is on the verge of a financial meltdown and the U.S. dollar is dying. None of this is good news for global food production.

#20 There have been persistent rumors of shortages at some of the biggest suppliers of emergency food in the United States. The following is an excerpt from a recent "special alert" posted on Raiders News Network.... "Look around you. Read the headlines. See the largest factories of food, potassium iodide, and other emergency product manufacturers literally closing their online stores and putting up signs like those on Mountain House's Official Website and Thyrosafe's Factory Webpage that explain, due to overwhelming demand, they are shutting down sales for the time being and hope to reopen someday."
....Plus, we have had huge number of animal die offs which have upset ecosystems - this includes the huge number of bees which pollinate our food plants and trees.

So can you see that there are major stresses on our food production?
Can you also see how quickly grocery store shelves are emptied when a crisis hits?

Have you thought about what your family would do if a major food shortage happened or if the price of food was so high you could barely afford to put any on your dinner table? You might want to start thinking about it... or maybe not. That's your choice of course.

At some point a major food crisis is going to strike. It might not be tomorrow - or next week - or next month - but you should probably consider the above indicators and the crazy weather and terrible natural disasters which have already interrupted agricultural production in many areas of the globe over the past couple of years.

Then there is the price of oil.
We need energy to produce food.
We need energy to transport food.
Without oil, or at least affordable oil, things will become a whole lot more expensive, or just plain unavailable, very very fast.

Honestly, I hope this is an incorrect prediction - but it's certainly worth thinking about and definitely worth some preparation. Many people are planting gardens and setting aside extra food for storage.

Remember - history is filled with episodes of famine.
We are not exempt.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Fun Suckers Are At It Again


Fun Suckers.
That's what my daughter calls people who "suck the fun" out of something - and in this case it is the term is aimed at people who are forbidding kids from doing what it is that kids usually do; play school yard games.

This time the fun suckers are in New York State are suggesting that kids not play the deadly game of .... freeze tag ... in summer camp.

Honestly, how about we bubble wrap our children before we send them out of the door?

So anyway, a bunch of idiot bureaucrats who probably sucked at dodgeball or never got picked to play kickball in school, are striking back with an edict for new state regulations for summer day camps that declares that freeze tag, Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball all pose a "significant risk of injury." Additionally, Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous along with the risky recreational activities which include archery, scuba diving and horseback riding.

Oh, but these are only "guidelines" for camps.

The fun suckers have also decided that any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities - with at least one of them being on "the risky list" would categorize that program as a summer camp, which of course would subject the program to a slew of state regulations. They would then have to pay a $200 fee to register as a summer camp and provide medical staff. Nice huh?

It appears that these kids going to summer camp (or other summer programs) in New York State will be getting ready to become senior citizens very early in life as they embark on a summer filled with bingo, card games, and gluing felt on cardboard. Better yet, the kids can play video games and eat junk food, get fat and acquire diabetes over their summer vacation! They will probably be installing Wii's in summer camps so kids can pretend to "do something physical" without actually being physical.

It's all part of the war on childhood.
The fun suckers seek to prevent children from expending energy and having fun, and then they wonder why kids become restless, bored, depressed, anxious and unable to take risks in life.

No worries though, those fun suckers will also have prescription medication they can offer kids for those problems.

But cheer up, I hear you can play Dodgeball on your Iphone.




UPDATE: It appears that those nanny state bureaucrats in NY are backing down. That was reported in the Daily Mail as well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oathkeepers Launches Operation Sleeping Giant


It's a call to action for veterans as well as non-veterans....

...veterans can lead the people in standing up and defending the powers reserved to the states or to the people (see the 10th Amendment), resisting the liberty crushing plans of the political and financial elites who intend to use chaos as an excuse to scrap our Constitution and national sovereignty once and for all.

Time is short, and we must get the veterans to focus on:

1. Food and fuel independence and security (as individuals, within local veterans organization chapters, neighborhood mutual aid societies, churches, co-ops, farmers markets, and at the town, county and state levels). As a start, follow the advice on http://www.providentliving.org/ (you don’t need to be LDS to learn from their experience in food storage and preparedness).

2. Physical security and Independence, again as individuals, neighborhoods, towns, counties and states, to include forming neighborhood watches, mutual aid associations, a volunteer sheriff’s posse (staffed by volunteers under direct command of the sheriff), and county militias established by county ordinances but staffed by self-supplied and self-funded volunteers (as is done in volunteer fire departments all over this nation), and ultimately, a true state militia capable of “repelling invasions” (using the research and model bills of Dr. Edwin Vieira).

3. Economic security and independence, as individuals and communities, including barter networks, use of silver and gold as real money, and sound money bills at the county and state levels (as Utah just passed). We must have an alternative to the fiat money system in place when it collapses. See www.alt-market.com for details.

4. State sovereignty and nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and actions. Veterans must support only sheriffs, state legislators and governors who have the guts and integrity to keep their oaths. To vote for an oath breaker, is to become an oath breaker. We must defend the powers reserved to the states and to the people by supporting state sovereignty resolutions and nullification of unconstitutional laws. See http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/. And eventually we must kick the bums out, as GOOOH recommends. See http://goooh.com/

Go to www.operationsleepinggiant.org to learn more about what we have planned and to read upcoming articles that will provide details on each of the above.
....

This mission is focused on waking up the veterans because they are a key part of our population who have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and they are people who have had vital training and experience in dealing with and planning for worst case scenarios. Just as in the days leading up to Lexington and Concord, they are a high-percentage audience when it comes to making a difference in the struggle to preserve liberty for our children. With them awake and on board, we can turn the tide.

With the S&P warning of a possible downgrade of the United States credit rating it is no wonder that people are starting to sit up and take notice of the real possibility of financial instability and turmoil... hyperinflation and collapse of the dollar. Civil unrest is sure to result.

We can certainly look to our veterans for assistance in what may be some very tough times ahead.

The endgame of course, after a financial collapse, is for the government to institute martial law and give us no option but to abandon our sovereignty and take up a global currency (yet another fiat currency backed by pixie dust and mismanaged by the International Monetary Fund banksters)... Not a terrific scenario in my view.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Passover!


Beginning at sundown tonight is the Eight Day Festival of Passover.

Consent of the Governed wishes all who celebrate Passover a healthy and happy holiday.

As the story of the Exodus from Egypt is retold during the Passover Seder, we should remember that people throughout the centuries have yearned to be free from tyranny and oppression. Throughout history we have seen the rejection of the notion that rulers and kings and governments have divine and unlimited power over others. There have been numerous wars and conflicts waged to establish and preserve the freedom and dignity of every individual. Today people still fight to preserve their personal freedom and God given rights. The need to be free is innate in humans and indeed we hold an inherent need for liberty. The Exodus was not just about allowing slaves to leave Egypt, it was about God and Man's rejection of Man's subjugation of other Men, but there is also another message.

We should acknowledge that slavery exists both in the world in which we live as well as within ourselves. Throughout the week we reflect on how we can free ourselves from some of our own modern day forms of slavery. Slavery can exist in many aspects of our lives. Aside from the obvious possibility of living in freedom versus tyranny with respect to those who govern us and make our laws, we can be slaves on a more personal and internal level.

We can be slaves to those to whom we owe something.
We can be slaves to our past.
We can be slaves to our own bad habits and vices.
We can be slaves to our impulses.
We can be slaves to time and technology.
We can be slaves to our bank account or our credit card bills.
We can be slaves to our wants and desires.
We can be slaves to the taxes we are forced to pay.
We can be slaves to the debts we have accrued.
We can be slaves to laws which we establish, be they just or unjust.

Passover gives us a space and some time to think about what we must do to make our own personal Exodus from the things that enslave us.

"Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him" -- Ezra Pound

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tax Rally In Hartford - Friday - Tax Day


On April 15, 2011 millions of American Citizens are gathering at State Capitols across our Nation to send another message to Washington that their reckless spending habits must end; We can’t afford it now, we can’t afford it all and we surely can’t afford four more years.

This year’s event in Hartford promises to be particularly impactful in light of a new governor who promises in his first budget to raise CT taxes by $1.5 billion!

Please arrange your schedule to be there. If we ever needed to mass ourselves under Gov. Malloy’s window to protest the endless taxing by the state, this April 15th is the day.

There will be some energizing speakers lined up – please be there!

Visit Liberty Unplugged for more information







Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bagging Bagged Lunch


Chicago Schools say "Nein" to bagged lunches.

The school food police/gestapo are out in full force!
At... Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."

Carmona said she created the policy six years ago after watching students bring "bottles of soda and flaming hot chips" on field trips for their lunch. Although she would not name any other schools that employ such practices, she said it was fairly common.

A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

"While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments," Monique Bond wrote in an email. "In this case, this principal is encouraging the healthier choices and attempting to make an impact that extends beyond the classroom."...

Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.

At Little Village, most students must take the meals served in the cafeteria or go hungry or both. During a recent visit to the school, dozens of students took the lunch but threw most of it in the garbage uneaten. Though CPS has improved the nutritional quality of its meals this year, it also has seen a drop-off in meal participation among students, many of whom say the food tastes bad.

Now, the kids will be forced to eat government prepared food.
Food they obviously do not like.
Blech.
Who can blame them.
It's crap.
Institutional food usually is.

Do you wonder what the teachers at these schools eat?
The teacher's lounge probably has a pot of coffee (aka: caffeine) going and a microwave for them to heat up the frozen chemical laden over processed crap they bring to school... and diet products with Nutrasweet (a known neurotoxin) and other additives. And have you taken a peek in the teacher's refrigerator? Bet you'll find diet soda. Where is the outcry for THEM to eat healthy?

The reality is that it is not about nutrition... no, not at all.
It is about teaching children at a very tender age to depend on government for food.
It is about teaching children that somehow the food from their own home is inferior to government provided food.
It is about teaching parents to further abrogate their roles as parents to provide sustenance for their own children.
It is about making sure that people become dependent on government so that when someone suggests that those "entitlements" be removed, say to shrink the size and expenditures of municipal government and school budgets, that there will be an outcry from those who have become accustomed to that dependency.
And it is also all about more money for the school's coffers.

In essence the children are literally being force fed government.
It's time we put an end to this idiocy.

Yet another reason to homeschool your children.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Obama Misses Being Anonymous


File under "It's Tough to be King".
Poor Barack Obama - he just wants to take a walk and squeeze the fruit.
"I just miss - I miss being anonymous," he said at the meeting in the White House. "I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can't take a walk."...

His impossible dream: "I just want to go through Central Park (in New York) and watch folks passing by ... spend the day watching people. I miss that."
So why is he running for re-election?

I think we should grant him his wish and let him fade away into the woodwork.
Better yet - how about he just resign.

and don't forget this one...
Michelle Obama thinks being FLOTUS is hell.



Clearly, they lack the substance to hold the office that they hold.
For these two, it is all about them.
Not about country.
Not about duty.
Not about honor.
Not about strengthening the Republic.
It's. Just. About. Them.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bretton Woods 2


Soros is a man every American should despise.
No surprise that he was a Nazi collaborator.

George Soros - was plotting and planning with other globalists this past weekend at his international conference (April 8 - April 11) at Bretton Woods, N.H., the nefarious birthplace of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The Mount Washington Hotel was the site of the historic 1944 Bretton Woods conference which established the post-World War II international financial architecture. When I visited the Mount Washington Hotel this past year, I took a photo of the room where the IMF was established. It all happened in this very room:





The room gave me the chills.
This was where globalism and the seeds of the New World Order was born.

But, back to the present:
You didn't hear much in the news about this Bretton Woods 2 Conference - and yet it was a very very important event. This will impact all of us more than you can imagine. You see, this internationalist billionaire, George Soros, is planning to “rearrange the entire financial order” (noted in a November 2009 article in The Japan Times Online). Soros' goal is to create nothing less than a new global economy (backed by yet another worthless fiat currency - but this time a global one). He spent a good $50 million in New Hampshire this past weekend to assemble up to 200 academic, business and government policy leaders under his Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). This “Bretton Woods 2” met at the same time that the Trilateral Commission met in Washington, D.C.

Back in 2009 Soros said:
A new Bretton Woods conference, like the one that established the international financial architecture after World War II, is needed to establish new international rules, including treatment of financial institutions considered too big to fail and the role of capital controls. It would also have to reconstitute the International Monetary Fund to reflect better the prevailing pecking order among states and to revise its methods of operation.
In addition, a new Bretton Woods would have to reform the currency system. The postwar order, which made the U.S. more equal than others, produced dangerous imbalances. The dollar no longer enjoys the trust and confidence that it once did, yet no other currency can take its place.
Funny thing though, is that while Soros laments the problems with America as a world leader in his 2009 editorial, Soros and his network have been prodding and instigating the problems that we are now facing.... problems that have been created by design so that this New World Order of his can be put into place.

America Free Press stated:
Soros is saying that a washed-up America should be replaced by a world government with a global currency under UN rule. He also advocates that China should be top dog while we play second fiddle. What Soros doesn’t say is that two decades of outsourcing U.S. industry, opening the borders and bankrupting the economy with pointless wars and other debacles have been intentionally orchestrated so that now international bankers can tell the world the system is broken and that the individuals who broke it need to show us how to fix it.
Amen.
It's like a guy breaking your leg to sell you crutches.
What you see happening economically and socially in this country is BY DESIGN!
It is not because of Democrats - or Republicans - it is because of the Globalists in each party who have been purposefully manipulated to bring us to where we are today.

Remember this clip from George Bush (the Senior)?



Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama .... the dynasty has done its utmost to destroy what was once a vibrant country with an unbelievable economic engine... to move us to a New World Order. It's not conspiracy - it's fact.
Believe it.

Over the years - very purposefully - our institutions have been weakened or dismantled.

-Our education system is broken... and has been teaching our children for the past 30 years, how to be "good citizens of the world" - and dumbing them down to the point of being unable to lead or compete in the world. Kids graduate unable to calculate, communicate or write properly.

-Our judicial system is broken... and has been ignoring the law, hiding behind maneuvers like "legal standing" and legislating from the bench.

-Our businesses are crippled and hamstrung by ridiculous and injurious legislation and regulation... sending millions of jobs overseas and putting others out of business. Our manufacturing base has weakened.

-Our money is becoming worthless. The more they print (Quantitative Easing) the worse it becomes.

-Our Government is corrupt and refuses to obey its Constitutional mandates. The Oath of Office is meaningless.

-Our people have been made slaves of the government - with a rising entitlement mentality and a penchant for dependency.

Our Republic is dying at the hands of Globalists who wish to destroy us in order to usher in a United Nations run New World Order.

This did not happen yesterday - it has been a long thought out plan.
Soros and his globalist cohorts, are pressing the agenda.
And we have allowed it.
We have not been engaged in important matters.
We have been allowed our complacency while our country was being ransacked.
We were too interested in mindless TV programs and other "Bread and Circuses".

Soros and his pals are proposing the end of our sovereignty as we know it.
When our monetary system is brought down we will have no choice.
The coming civil unrest, for which our government is preparing, will just allow the institution of martial law.
They are just waiting.

Do you like the prospect of living in a Socialist/Progressive World Government?
Shall we allow it?
Can we stop it?

The New Hampshire Tea Party (and people from other states) protested the Bretton Woods meeting. Did you see any news reports on the protests? I didn't think so... want to know why?

After Soros reorders the world economy to his liking and puts America in its place, he also plans to have a second conference in Boston, whereby he will plot to ‘reorder the media’, a root out ‘fake astroturf’. Isn’t it ironic that the king of astroturf himself is planning to squash your voice, the grassroots, by ‘reforming’ the media? If anything in the media needs reform, it’s a few more conservative outlets to go up against the bought and paid for liberal water-carriers like the old networks and cable outlets such as CNN and MSNBC.

“Just down the road in Boston, a Soros-funded media conference is trying to manipulate that emerging order as well. Close to 350 left-wingers from a variety of organizations are gathering there for the National Conference for Media Reform.”



Related:
-Soros: Communist Chinese Model Of Order May Become “The Envy Of The World”
-New World Order Money
-Two George Soros Events Aim to Remake the Financial Order and the Media -- So Where's the Reporting?

and this from Peter Schiff





Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” - Patrick Henry

Friday, April 8, 2011

Obama's Go On Yet Another Vacation



This time the Obama's and their entourage (including Queen Michelle's mom) are heading off to Williamsburg, VA. They say it's a jaunt they have been planning for a long time. They say it's "so the two girls can learn more about the history of the country their father leads". (eyeroll)

Don't these people ever stay home?

It must be nice to gallivant all over creation on the public dime while said public is struggling to pay its own bills.

I guess President Obama has some time between golf games and choosing basketball brackets to go away for some "rest and relaxation". One would never believe the man has a country to run.

Honestly, I am disgusted.
It is crystal clear that this man and his family use this office for personal gain and satisfaction instead of really actually serving.
We've got fiscal crisis - inflation - joblessness - and 3 wars going on, and this guy goes from vacation to golf course to vacation.
As for Michelle Obama - she has got to be the biggest waste of a First Lady in American history.

Talk about a bunch of "Takers" .....

or and by the way - with regard to gas prices - Obama tells us all get used to it or buy a new car.

Terrific.
What an inspirational leader (NOT).

I guess the upside of this is that the potholes in Virginia are getting repaired very quickly in preparation for the "Royal Visit".

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Obama Launches His 2012 Campaign For Re-election



Heh.

Campaigning on his record of accomplishment ... LOL

Fool us once, shame on him.
Fool us twice, shame on America!


(Yes - the video is a parody of his original launch)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Obama's UnConstitutional War On Libya

Two videos of interest:





and ....





"There are some of us who have a respect for the Constitution who are worried about the precedent that is set by allowing a President to go to war with no debate, no discussion. He had time to go to the UN. He had time to go to the Arab League. He had the time to go just about everywhere in the world to ask for permission, except for down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Congress which the Constitution says he has to come here. And he went everywhere else but here." - Sen. Rand Paul

in the meantime - Sen. Reid shuts down the Senate.
A "sense of the Senate" resolution by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky., left) opposing President Obama's Libyan intervention using Obama's own words as a senator has tied up the U.S. Senate as Democratic Party leaders avoid an embarrassing vote against the leader of their party. Paul's resolution had been offered as an amendment to the Small Business Reauthorization bill....

Since the Paul-Lee amendment was offered on the floor of the Senate March 30, there haven't been any floor votes. Senator Paul told Fox Business Channel's Judge Andrew Napolitano on his show Freedom Watch March 31:

Right now, my resolution has been basically taken off the table. For three days now, we've had no votes. And they're not going to vote again today, maybe because I think they don't want to vote on whether or not Congress should have this authority. They're embarrassed that the President took them to war precisely with the same kind of reasoning that they've always criticized up here.


Wow.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

North Carolina Set To Criminalize Practitioners Of Natural Medicine



Natural Medicine is under attack.

In the North Carolina legislature Senate Bill 31 has language that would make anyone practicing medicine without a license or registration guilty of a Class 1 felony. This would automatically make midwives, herbalists, and naturopaths into felons. Yes, people who actually work to keep people healthy and who take a more natural approach in doing so will be criminals.

Here is information on the bill.

Natural News has more on this legislation.
Senate Bill 31, which clarifies the penalties for the "unauthorized practice of medicine," essentially criminalizes the practice of unlicensed forms of medicine, which includes the work of many naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, aromatherapists, and even some midwives in the state. The bill was adopted by a judiciary committee in early March, and it recently passed the NC Senate. Now, the NC House is set to vote on the bill tonight, and unless NC governor Bev Perdue vetoes it, the practice of natural medicine for many in NC may soon become a more severe criminal offense.
What you are witnessing is the establishment of the medical police state. Any REAL medicine and healing that exists outside the corrupt and powerful state licensing boards (dominated by Big Pharma interests) is going to be eliminated. At least certain interests are attempting it.

Natural Medicine is becoming too popular - and too powerful - because it works. In order to maintain dominance over health treatment - especially with Obamacare on the horizon - it appears that natural healers must be eliminated.

* CALL the NC Governor's office at (202) 624-5833 and the North Carolina House at (919) 733-7928 and let them know how you feel about this.

They are supposed to be voting on this today 4/5/11.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Why The Housing Market Is Worse Than You Think

States with the most distressed properties are expressed in red
Graph Source: CoreLogic


I came across this little ditty on Yahoo News.

It's quite sobering actually.

A recent report stated that sales of new homes hit a record low in February. Then last week there was news that 19 of the 20 largest metro areas tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index saw a price slump in January as well. There is yet another housing data report on "shadow inventory" (that tracks foreclosed and distressed homes that have yet to hit the markets) which suggests that the housing market is going to be in a slump for quite a while.

Despite any so-called "green shoots" - (i.e. finger's crossed and non-denominational prayer for hopeful signs in the economy) there is just an incredible backlog of homes currently on the market along with homes that might come on the market soon.

The yahoo report states:
In terms of homes for sale, we have three inventory tracks to keep an eye on:

* The official inventory: 3.5 million homes. The National Association of Realtors says the current inventory of existing homes that are listed for sale would take 8.6 months to work down at the current sales pace. In "normal" times, the inventory backlog is more in the vicinity of six months.

* The unofficial shadow inventory: 1.8 million homes. According to research firm CoreLogic, there's another 1.8 million homes sitting in shadow inventory. These are homes that don't yet show up in NAR's Multiple Listing Service as being for sale, but that are likely to hit the market at some point. They include homes that banks have already foreclosed on but have yet to put up for sale, homes that are somewhere in the foreclosure process, and homes in which owners are at least 90 days late on their mortgage payments. CoreLogic estimates that those 1.8 million homes represents an additional 9 months of potential supply given the pace of how bank-owned property and pending foreclosures make their way to market.

* The severely underwater inventory: 2 million. CoreLogic uses this category to refer to homeowners that are at least 50 percent underwater on their mortgages. Now there's nothing that says homeowners with negative equity will in fact walk away from their mortgages. But it's reasonable to presume that short of a quick turnaround in home values or a settlement between the state attorneys general and lenders that leads to substantial loan modifications, a significant chunk of these homes will end up on the market in the coming months or years.

Add it all up, and NAR's 8.6 month official backlog triples to about two years or so.
CoreLogic's analysis on state-level data shows that the states with the most distressed housing inventory are New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, and Florida, while those with the least distressed inventory are North Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana.

Pretty much if the "shadow inventory" of homes in your area is high - then home values in your area won't be rebounding anytime soon.

The fact is that many markets just have to absorb too many homes right now. If you are a buyer - you can take your time to pick and choose. If you are a seller - or a potential seller - well, you may have a problem on your hands.


Related: States with the strongest and weakest home equity
HIGHEST NEGATIVE EQUITY STATES
* Nevada: 68 percent of all mortgages are underwater
* Arizona: 50 percent
* Florida: 46 percent
* Michigan: 38 percent
* California: 33 percent

With a high concentration of homeowners underwater in these states, values will likely remain under pressure.

LOWEST NEGATIVE EQUITY STATES
* Oklahoma 5.8 percent of all mortgages are underwater
* New York 7.1 percent
* Pennsylvania: 7.3 percent
* North Dakota 7.4 percent
* Montana 7.7 percent

With only a small portion of the market underwater, these states have brighter prospects for home values and for normal (non-foreclosure) sales.

Looks like North Dakota may be a shining example for us all...