The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a bulletin to law enforcement warning that “anarchist extremists” may use IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, at the Republican and Democrat national conventions.
So….I’m drinking my morning coffee and waiting for the cribbage games to start at my usual morning hangout and I’m watching some news channel that is trying to convince viewers that Gingrich is leading the GOP charge for the White house and I’m thinking to myself….. this is a set up.
With most of the Republican party appalled at the thought of Gingrich as a candidate, and now with the addition of Donald Trump as his side kick, no one can take this seriously. I’m also thinking we could turn this into a reality show series. Forget Jersey Shore…..we got “Newty and The Donald” buffoon show.
I still maintain the GOP and the neo-cons want Obama re-elected probably even more than the Democrats do. Our economy from one end to the other is poised for an intentional collapse. The Republicans surely do not want to be in charge when the bottom falls out completely. It would be a mortal wound and one which this foundering political party would never recover from. With Republicans already so far in the political hole, having a Republican president presiding over what will be an historic collapse would be the catastrophic end to what has been most likely one of the most vicious collections in recent years, of liars, thieves, crooks, globalists, elitists the country has ever witnessed. And this was the party of “GOD”.
When the Obama administration releases a report on the Friday before a long weekend, it’s clearly not trying to draw attention to the report’s contents. Sure enough, the “Seventh Quarterly Report” on the economic impact of the “stimulus,” released on Friday, July 1, provides further evidence that President Obama’s economic “stimulus” did very little, if anything, to stimulate the economy, and a whole lot to stimulate the debt.
The report was written by the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, a group of three economists who were all handpicked by Obama, and it chronicles the alleged success of the “stimulus” in adding or saving jobs. The council reports that, using “mainstream estimates of economic multipliers for the effects of fiscal stimulus” (which it describes as a “natural way to estimate the effects of” the legislation), the “stimulus” has added or saved just under 2.4 million jobs — whether private or public — at a cost (to date) of $666 billion. That’s a cost to taxpayers of $278,000 per job.
In other words, the government could simply have cut a $100,000 check to everyone whose employment was allegedly made possible by the “stimulus,” and taxpayers would have come out $427 billion ahead.
Furthermore, the council reports that, as of two quarters ago, the “stimulus” had added or saved just under 2.7 million jobs — or 288,000 more than it has now. In other words, over the past six months, the economy would have added or saved more jobs without the “stimulus” than it has with it. In comparison to how things would otherwise have been, the “stimulus” has been working in reverse over the past six months, causing the economy to shed jobs. Continue Reading
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama was a Distinguished Constitutional Scholar. As a president waging an illegal war? He’s just some guy who, gosh, isn’t really in a position to talk about that complex document he took an oath to uphold and defend.
At a press conference this week, NBC correspondent Chuck Todd — presumably under strict orders not to ask about Newsweek’s Princess Di cover – questioned the erstwhile legal scholar about whether he felt the War Powers Resolution, which forbids the president from deploying troops without congressional consent except in cases of imminent danger to national security, and even then for only 60 days, passed constitutional muster.
Well, the president replied, “I’m not a Supreme Court justice, so I’m not — I’m not going to put my constitutional law professor hat on here.” And so he didn’t, declaring it irrelevant — “I don’t even have to get to the constitutional question” — as he was already abiding by the law in question, rejecting the claim his actions “in any way violate the War Powers Resolution.”
But the president didn’t really want to get into legal specifics, other than to point out the that the resolution was passed in the wake of the Vietnam war and probably wasn’t intended to apply to countries merely having the shit bombed out of them by U.S. forces (like, say, Cambodia). There’s a reason Obama didn’t want to put on his “constitutional law professor hat” during the press conference: he lost it during the 2008 campaign. Continue Reading
Lawmakers voted 295-123 to defeat the measure and and moved to take up a second resolution aimed at sharply reducing the US role in NATO-led, UN-mandated operations against Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi’s forces.
It was the first time that the House rejected authorizing US military action since April 1999, when it repudiated then-president Bill Clinton’s air campaign against Serbia in the conflict over Kosovo.
“We are disappointed by that vote. We think that now is not the time to send the kind of mixed message that it sends,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard the presidential Air Force One airplane.
“The writing is on the wall for Colonel Kadhafi. Now is not the time to let up,” he said.
Seventy of the White House’s Democratic allies broke with Obama to help defeat the measure after a bitter debate shaped by the US public’s deep war weariness after a decade of conflicts, notably in Afghanistan and Iraq. Continue Reading
The issue ignited over the weekend when the US senator said there was “substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally. The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border”.
Two other Arizona Republicans backed McCain, but immigration activists swiftly condemned his statement as typical of a “blame it on the Mexicans” mentality. Democratic politicians also waded in to rebuke McCain’s politicisation of the issue.
“It’s his constant refrain for everything that ails mankind,” said Roberto Reveles, founder of Somos America, an Arizona-based immigrant rights group. “It just seems like we have an epidemic of ‘blame it all on the illegal aliens; blame it all on the Mexicans’. It’s amazing that the public doesn’t rebel against this type of scapegoating.” Continue Reading
The CLEAR Act: A pre-planned and pre-written bill; one just waiting for that golden opportunity to magically appear, will seize all water rights, coastal and in-land. BINGO! We got the BP oil spill and this is one of the excuses for the CLEAR Act. This bill seizes all mineral, gas and oil rights and permits, and by extension the revenues from those permits. This bill converts state owned land to federal ownership and control. This Act which stood little chance of passing was quietly slipped over to the EPA for implementation through agency regulation and enforcement. This bill also represents the UN position that land ownership and by extension those things derived from the land including water, should be owned only by government.
Although the bill is marketed as another global warming fix for this thoroughly exposed hoax, it redefines “navigable waters” (limiting jurisdiction) to, “waters of America”, an all-encompassing jurisdiction. The bill is at odds with this supreme court ruling which says that investors may build over wetlands. While these two things seem arbitrary on the surface, in fact they are not. This case established a precedent which will allow global interests both foreign and domestic to alter, delete and otherwise redirect natural water flows for the benefit of business. This got the EPA off the hook. Rapanos v supreme court Continue Reading
SAO PAULO (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Friday joined calls for the US Congress to raise the country’s debt limit, warning that failure to act would risk a major global market upheaval.
“For the United States, it is critical to immediately address the debt ceiling and launch a deficit reduction plan that includes entitlement reform and revenue-raising tax reform,” the IMF said in an update of its April forecasts issued in Sao Paulo.
The US government hit its legal borrowing limit of $14.29 trillion on May 16. The Treasury has taken extraordinary technical measures to avert a debt default, but says it will run out of maneuvering room by August 2.
The issue of raising the debt limit is bogged down in Congress, where President Barack Obama’s Democrats are at loggerheads with Republicans, who control the House of Representatives. Continue Reading
Everything is not all right. And things are going to get worse … much worse. The economy is on the threshold of calamity. Wars are spreading like wildfires. The world is on a razor’s edge.
Not so, say world leaders and mainstream media experts. Yes, there are problems, but the financiers and politicians are aware of them. Policies are already in place and measures are being taken to correct them.
Whether it’s failing economies, intractable old wars or raging new wars, the word from the top always maintains that steady progress is being made and comforts the populace with assurances that the brightest minds and the sharpest generals are in charge and on the case. On all fronts, success is certain and victory is at hand. Only “patience” is required … along with more men, more time and more money.
As far as these “leaders” and their media are concerned, the only opinions that count come from a stable of thoroughbred experts, official sources and political favorites. Only they have the credentials to speak with authority and provide trustworthy forecasts. That they are consistently, if not invariably, wrong apparently does nothing to diminish their credibility. Continue Reading
Joyce Marie TaylorSuwannee Democrat
Jasper — Bob Burton, 53, of Jasper was arrested without incident Sunday, June 5 at 3:07 p.m. on a warrant issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to officials. The arresting officer was Pearsall Fouraker Jr. of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Burton is charged with one count of unlawful interception of communication and one count of unlawful disclosure of communication. He is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Hamilton County Jail, according to the arrest report.
Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid said that the arrest follows a January raid at Burton’s home.
On January 14 state law enforcement officers raided Burton’s home at 7676 S.W. 46 Ave. in Jasper. More than a dozen officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with two Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies, arrived at the home of Bob Burton and his wife Kathy Scott to serve a search warrant. No arrests were made at that time, but officers seized a Sony Handycam, a cell phone and a laptop computer. Continue Reading
(Reuters) – Congress, racing the clock and rejecting demands for additional safeguards of civil liberties, passed a bill Thursday to renew three expiring provisions of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.
With the provisions set to expire at midnight Thursday (0400 GMT on Friday), the Republican-led House of Representatives approved the measure, 250-153, just hours after it cleared the Democratic-led Senate, 72-23.
President Barack Obama is traveling in Europe. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said that he was prepared to use “the auto pen to sign” the bill quickly into law. Continue Reading