Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rep. Mike Bost Is Mad As Hell.....

In a Howard Beale moment - Illinois State Representative Mike Bost erupts in fury on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, after lawmakers call on a quick vote for a new pension reform proposal. Bost was expressing his frustration at Speaker Madigan(D) and the rules which caused this new pension reform bill to be presented in such a manner that lawmakers could not read it before voting on it.



Yeah, we are all sick of this type of passage of legislation.
"Pass the bill so you can see what's in it..." it's just not the way things are supposed to be done.

Ok... so maybe the Bost did not display proper decorum (at least he didn't act like some legislator from Italy)... but I'll wager we will see more of this behavior because the frustration level in these state houses is just too high.... as is the frustration of many Americans.

Time and time again we see massive legislation being shoved through without proper debate or consideration. This is not good, and it is not right. It's happening in Congress and it's happening in our States. This is certainly not the way the system was intended to work.... and the party in power acts like a dictatorship.

And so:




and as an added bonus ... and in honor of the Bilderbergs meeting at Westfields Marriott hotel in Chantilly, Virginia... here is another clip from Network:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Companies Bracing For Greeks To Exit The Euro


Get ready to rock and roll on June 18th when Greece exits the Euro.
 
Companies doing business in Greece are drawing up a exit preparations checklist: 

1) Buy shutters to shutter up stores in case of riots
2) Change ability to accept Drachmas in business transactions
3) Pull cash out of Greece
4) Lower stock and inventory levels
5) Demand cash on delivery of goods and services 

... and they are basically covering all of their exposures in a financially unstable Greece.
The London-based Association of Corporate Treasurers says businesses should take precautions such as demanding cash on delivery and writing sales contracts in another currency such as pounds or dollars.

"Businesses need to build in protection by checking payment terms, sweeping cash out of subsidiaries and into other currencies and check on the vulnerability of suppliers," said Martin O'Donovan, ACT's deputy policy and technical director.

KPMG's Bayly advises his clients to check the six Cs when preparing for a possible Greek euro exit: cash, contracts, continuity, counterparties, control and commercial.

The Greek population better be stocking up on food and other necessities because it's likely to be a very bumpy ride.


One bright spot for any aspiring fiat printing entrepreneur: Some company that can print up banknotes in a hurry will be making a fortune printing up new Drachmas!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day - 2012


COTG hopes that you celebrate this Memorial Day surrounded by the people that you love the most.

During this weekend's parades, picnics, barbeques and time with family members and friends, please take some time to remember those who sacrificed so much to preserve our liberty, our Constitution, and our sovereignty. The best way to honor them is to continue to be vigilant to protect our freedoms and rights from those who would take them from us, both from within, as well as from outside of, our borders.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation's gratitude, the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.




In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


In 1915, inspired by that poem, Moina Michael replied with her own prose:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Ms. Michael conceived the idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and she sold poppies to her friends and co-workers. The money she made went to benefit servicemen in need.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beam Me Up Scotty

Elon Musk and James Doohan (Scotty)

So now since the Obama administration pretty much shelved American space flight, a private company based in the United States, SpaceX, has become the first commercial space flight company to send its own spacecraft into the heavens.

Billionaire Internet entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk has decided that he wanted to work to restore American access to space! Gotta love his American "Can Do" spirit! Musk very much wants to achieve space flight/access through private industry and bring human travelers to space by 2015...

SpaceX has just launched the Dragon capsule which is bearing cargo and is on a mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX mission launch was delayed this past Saturday because of a faulty engine valve in the rocket's main engine which was immediately repaired.

There are no people on board - but there is celebrity cargo!

Sky News reports:
On board the flight are the ashes of actor James Doohan, who played engineer Scotty in Star Trek. He died in 2005.

His remains, along with Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and more than 300 other hardcore space fans, are to be dispatched into the final frontier.

The remains are held in a container with lipstick-tube-sized canisters and, if all goes as planned, the container should spend the next year or so circling Earth as an orbital space memorial before it is pulled back into the atmosphere and incinerated.

The test flight - which should include a fly-by and berthing with the station in the coming days - aims to show that private industry can restore US access to the ISS after NASA retired its space shuttle fleet last year.

No humans are travelling on the Dragon, but six astronauts are already at the $100bn (£63bn) space lab to help the capsule latch on, to unload supplies and then restock the capsule with cargo to take back to Earth.

... Until now, only the space agencies of Russia, Japan and Europe have been able to send supply ships to the ISS.

The three-decade US shuttle programme, which ferried astronauts and cargo to the research outpost, ended for good in 2011, leaving Russia as the sole taxi to the ISS until private industry comes up with a replacement.


Three cheers for Mr. Musk!
Boldly going where no private company has gone before!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

China Now Buying Up American Movie Companies And Bypassing Wall Street!


Enter the Dragon.....  it's not just a movie name anymore.

American Multi-Cinema Theatres (AMC), is one of the largest movie theatre chains in the United States. (wikipedia)

It looks like it no longer will be "American".

CNN reported:
China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced Monday a $2.6 billion deal to take over the U.S. theater group, forming the world's largest cinema chain, according to a new release on the deal.

The move is the latest in a raft of deals between U.S. entertainment companies and Chinese firms, linking the world's largest theater market with the world's fastest growing.

"This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences in the world's two largest movie markets," said Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Wanda.

Wanda, a private company that previously operated solely in China, generates $16.7 billion in annual revenue from its commercial development and entertainment businesses, the company said. The group owns 86 theaters with 730 screens in China.

"As the film and exhibition business continues its global expansion, the time has never been more opportune to welcome the enthusiastic support of our new owners," said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer and president of AMC.

AMC operates 346 multiplex theaters, largely in North America, with a total of 5,034 screens. Headquarters of AMC, a privately held company, will remain in the Kansas City area and day-to-day operations, including the process for film programming, will remain unchanged, the release said.

In a deal last February, China agreed to increase the quota of 20 foreign films per year -- most of them from the U.S. -- to add an additional 14 IMAX or 3D films each year, and nearly doubled the cut foreign film companies can take from Chinese box office to 25%.

In April, The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment of Beijing announced a production deal in which "Iron Man 3" will be co-produced in China. That follows the February announced that a $330 million joint venture between DreamWorks Animation, China Media Capital (CMC) and two other Chinese companies to establish a China-focused family entertainment company, Oriental DreamWorks.

Last month came revelations, first reported by Reuters, that the Securities and Exchange Commission sent inquiries to 20th Century Fox, Disney and DreamWorks about whether Hollywood studios were paying bribes to get a foothold in the China theater market.

The Chinese continue to buy up American banks, American land, American businesses and other assets. The Chinese are funding the instruction of the Chinese language in American schools as well.

Does this mean the "Americanization" of China? or the control of important assets and segments of our country going slowly but surely into the hands of the Chinese Communists? Is this what "globalization" will bring to America?

I don't believe that this is merely going to bring American movies to the Chinese... this is control of a huge media component going to a Chinese Communist entity which can very well dictate what kinds of films are made and produced and watched by Americans.

I believe this is great cause for alarm.

Chinese propaganda will certainly be on the way.
The infiltration has begun.

One can understand the Obama administration's quest to make America more Socialist in nature... it just makes the Communist takeover more seamless.... and once the Chinese have control of the money, when the dollar finally loses reserve status, America will be just another page in the history books.  


What is worse is  now the U.S. Treasury (Tim Geithner)  is allowing China to bypass Wall Street for Treasury orders!

"China can now bypass Wall Street when buying U.S. government debt and go straight to the U.S. Treasury, in what is the Treasury's first-ever direct relationship with a foreign government" (Reuters)


China Can Now Monetize US Debt Directly!
From Zerohedge: "China is preserving the value of specific information about its bidding habits. By bidding directly, China prevents Wall Street banks from trying to exploit its huge presence in a given auction by driving up the price "

This is not good and Congress better step in soon!

Founders forgive them for they know not what they do.



Friday, May 18, 2012

Damage Control


According to the latest media spin, Obama's literary agent made
"a mistake" in 1991 when a published piece claimed:
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago's South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.

Yeah - that was no mistake.
I see lots of media scrambling to fix this puppy.
Damage control on steroids.

This was no mistake... and the truth will emerge. 
(Sheriff Joe is on the case)
Fact is, even if Obama wasn't born in Kenya, he is still NOT natural born...because his father was not a citizen of the US. Barry is ineligible to be POTUS.  Perhaps his wife knows full well, which is why she is cramming every possible vacation into the time she has in the White House.  She getting while the getting is good.

Many are probably hoping they can keep it together until Obama's term is up ... because to oust him for such a fraud now would create a Constitutional crisis of epic proportions.  Everything he has signed into law would be null and void.  His legacy of being the first black man as POTUS would be tarnished. Repercussions to the DNC and the media covering for this fraud could be huge.

But I will wager the Clintons are just waiting in the wings and Hillary, despite her protestations of running for POTUS, will be there to save the Liberal day... without her make-up. (talk about something needing damage control!)

Then there is the other damage control across the pond.
Europe - the Eurozone, that is - is being held together with a German piece of schnitzel.
The Greeks are running on their banks and the Spaniards are also making huge withdrawals.
Austerity is a dirty word and riots continue.  This is what dependency on government brings.

Here is 4 minutes which totally explains the EU crisis.




So how's Snooki's baby bump doing?
Because that's important.

The Romans need their Bread and Circus.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

With the Greeks defaulting (again) and the EU economy in a shambles, it is no surprise that some representatives of EU countries are forcefully saying, enough is enough:




The countries that have been fiscally irresponsible can no longer be propped up by the more industrious and hard working nations and their taxpayers... and it would seem that the Socialistic nature of "spreading the wealth" is beginning to wear very, very thin.

There's just too much government borrowing and spending going on.

The "Takers and Looters" of European countries that are in the crapper (because of the Takers and Looters who have helped to bankrupt said countries) are objecting viciously to "austerity". They do not want to understand that their wants and dependencies cannot be sustained. And as the Socialists are elected to rule government, as in France, the rich successful folk are beginning to flee. This is no surprise.

What is pretty funny is that France's Francois Hollande, the Socialist that hates the rich, is himself quite wealthy (he owns 3 homes on the Riviera) - Again, the hypocrisy from the Left is stunning.
But I digress.

The issue here is the eminent break-up of the EU.
The signs are there, the handwriting is on the wall.
Moody's downgraded 26 Italian banks.
Merkel has ultimatum for Greece.

This relationship cannot be mended. The Looters will have no part of "austerity", and so the riots will begin.

And as the song goes: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do....





"The EU is an anti-democratic predatory organization which uses Legal and Financial manipulation to trap nations in a spiders web of debt which forces people into compliance with the global dictatorship which Bush, Kissinger, Blair and Brown have all described as the "New World Order". - Commenter on YouTube - dreamdiction

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!


For all you moms out there, I hope you have a lovely day doing whatever it is you enjoy doing!

My family is planning to do some painting in our house today.  I am looking forward to spending a lovely day with the people that I love most. I hope that you all get to do the same.

My own mom passed away in September 2007. I miss her so very, very much, but I know she is with me in spirit: So wherever you are mom - Happy Mothers Day and I will always love you!





"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Washington Irving

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." - George Washington

"That best academy, a mother's knee." - James Russell Lowell

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fed Clears The Way For China To Buy American Banks


This is why we need to End The Fed!
This is outrageous!

CNBC is reporting:
For the first time in its history the Federal Reserve gave the thumbs up to an acquisition of a U.S. bank by a Chinese bank, opening the door for other Chinese banks to follow suit. “It is a signal the Fed has gotten comfortable with Chinese banks,” said Fred Cannon, Keefe Bruyette and Woods Director of Research.
The central bank approved the application by China’s largest bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China Investment Corp. (CIC)and Central Huijin Investment Ltd, to buy 80 percent of the voting shares of The Bank of East Asia. The Bank of East Asia is based in New York City and has $780 million in assets. Through the acquisition, ICBC, CIC and Huijin both of which hold stakes in ICBC, will become bank holding companies here in the U.S. with their U.S. operations subject to Fed supervision. Attorney Rodgin Cohen, a partner in Sullivan and Cromwell who advised The Bank of East Asia on the deal and whose firm also represented CIC, noted it is the first time the Fed has said a Chinese bank is subject to “comprehensive consolidated supervision.”
In laymen’s terms, this means the Fed believes oversight by the Chinese banking regulators has improved enough to be considered in keeping with global standards. Cohen said once this term is applied to one Chinese bank it is likely to be applied to other, similarly situated Chinese banks. ...
As for the impact on the U.S. banking industry, Cohen said he “doesn’t expect to see a wave of acquisitions by Chinese banks.” Cohen said it is more likely Chinese banks will expand their U.S footprints by modest acquisitions of with under $2 billion in assets in metropolitian areas where there are large Chinese communities. Cannon concurred, noting the entry of Chinese participants is an “incremental positive” for mergers and acquisitions activity in the small to mid-sized bank space. Cannon expects Chinese banks to focus on buying U.S banks that can enhance trade between the two countries, adding we are still a “long way” from a Chinese bank buying a large American bank.
Attorney Rodgin Cohen doesn't foresee a flood of Chinese acquisitions... Really?

It's not a stretch to see that they could take the interest we are paying on our debt to them and buy up our banking system, which includes the assets (land and homes) that they hold.

The fact is the Chinese now own us.

The "allowing them to buy/acquire American banks" is just a formality.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Nanny State Bans Bake Sales

Massachusetts has decided it knows what is best for the children... and doesn’t recognize any limitations on its power as well.   They will mandate what can be sold where and when and to whom, and woe be it to those who decide to buy a brownie from a school fundraiser.
Starting on August 1, groups like PTAs and booster clubs will no longer be able to raise funds by holding bake sales in Massachusetts schools.
“At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called ‘competitive’ foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement,” Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy reported at the Boston Herald on Monday.

I wonder if they will be banning Girl Scouts from selling cookies... or Boy Scouts from selling popcorn.
Well, why not?
That's where this is all going.
The food police is out in force.




The fact that they now want to make this 24/7, would basically say to parents and students, ‘You can’t even do this on a Saturday in your driveway,’ as opposed to a Thursday afternoon in the school parking lot.... It shows that the government, particularly in the state of Massachusetts, does not recognize any limitations on its power. It shows that the bureaucrats who run that government think that they know what is better for us and our children than they do and it shows that they will use the laws to tell us how to live if our lifestyles disagree with what they want us to do.” - Judge Andrew Napolitano

You know the signs in amusement parks that say "you must be this tall to go on this ride'....

I can just see it now - scales in restaurants..."you must weigh this much or we won't serve you...." 

It's here.
Government running your life. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Real Life Of Julia

Obama lauds Socialist/Marxist programs and policies in his "Life of Julia" slideshow which is currently on the Obama website. Peter Schiff hits this one out of the park, with his analysis of this "Life of Julia" with Schiff's own version of "The Real Life Of Julia":  Grab some popcorn and enjoy!.. some parts are pretty funny :)



Monday, May 7, 2012

Ron Paul Wins Iowa, Maine, and Nevada



Will the Main Stream Media be reporting on the continued wins of Ron Paul delegates?
Are they reporting about the thousands upon thousands of people coming out to see and hear Ron Paul at rallies?
NO.
Ignore him as they may - Ron Paul is gaining force... and has qualified to be on the ballot at the RNC convention despite the underhanded games that the RNC is playing in order to prop up their so-called "presumptive nominee", Mitt.

Romney even lost to Ron Paul in delegates in his own state!

What is really kind of funny is the underhanded tactics of the Romney camp - like circulating false ballots to trick Ron Paul supporters into voting for the wrong people... and yet while the establishment GOP/RNC candidates do all kinds of underhanded maneuvering to steal votes, they turn around and cry foul when their opponent learns the ropes and then treats them in kind.

I am glad the Romney underhandedness is being exposed.
I have seen the kinds of garbage that goes on at these conventions - the vote rigging and so on... and it's about time they aren't allowed to get away with it.

Yes, Ron Paul is gaining force... like a tsunami... coming to crash upon the Tampa shores....despite media ridicule and media blackout... his strategy of amassing delegates is working.... perhaps just as Warren Harding's did.



  

     


Friday, May 4, 2012

Comrade Obama's New Campaign Slogan - Forward!


Even the Washington Times picked up on this one with an editorial by Victor Morton:
"The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.
Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."
"The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.
The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.
The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word "Forward" with the "O" having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign's official beginning.
There have been at least two radical-left publications named "Vorwaerts" (the German word for "Forward"). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany's SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.
...
Vladimir Lenin founded the publication "Vpered" (the Russian word for "forward") in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as "Forward, Soviet" (though also and more literally as "Stride, Soviet").
Conservative critics of the Obama administration have noted numerous ties to radicalism and socialists throughout Mr. Obama's history, from his first political campaign being launched from the living room of two former Weather Underground members, to appointing as green jobs czar Van Jones, a self-described communist."
There's a Marxist Globalist in the White House.
He is destroying this country and trashing our Constitution and our rights...he is inching us to European style Socialism and one world governance.
Just this week he has instituted a new Executive Order to "harmonize" our U.S. economic regulations with the "rest of the world". This latest executive order is yet another incremental step pushing us closer to a one world economic system. It is also wholly unconstitutional, as our laws should not be dictated to by other countries or an international community.

We are being integrated... and in the meantime his administration is doing all it can do to destroy our economy and force millions into dependency on the government. 

Americans need to wake up to what is going on.
This MUST stop!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Here's What "Un-electable" Looks Like

The RNC better get a grip of what the future of the GOP looks like. Romney doesn't bring the crowds or this enthusiasm. ... AND the major majority of military troops too. Ron Paul 2012!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Free Speech - No More



A new law was passed that makes it illegal to protest near the President or Secret Service personnel.

This is a major assault on free speech and free assembly.

Judge Andrew Napolitano says, "You have the right to make your opinions known in such a way that you're not blocking traffic and you're not blocking pedestrians."

The legislation that was passed and signed into law quietly by King Obama is a very dangerous piece of legislation because it limits free speech and free assembly and it also allows the Secret Service to "decide who gets near whoever they are protecting ... and the Secret Service can make that decision based on the content of your speech."

They can make that decision based on anything really.


Maybe they should be called the "Selective Service"... oh... right... that is something else.

Anyone recall what happened when Crispus Attucks was shot by one of King George's Red Coats
"The first to defy... the first to die"