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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Speech to CPAC

Rush Limbaugh Speech to CPAC Says Take America Back - Video 2/28/09

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Future of Eligibility law suits!

Obama has enlisted law firms across the nation to battle every attempt to access his birth, schooling, immigration or passport records. WHY? Because if these facts are revealed Obama will lose the Presidency.

There is still hope!

Obama really isn’t qualified to hold the office of President. He hides his birth certificate, his college papers, his medical records and his passport history

If Obama can be removed from office, because he is legally ineligible to be President, all bills that he has signed into law will become invalid, including the pork package “Reward Liberal Causes and Constituents Bill” called a Stimulus Bill.


We would all do well to support legal actions to remove Obama from office, to end this ill conceived Stimulus Bill.

Get Rid of Obama = Get Rid of the Pork

An exchange between attorney Orly Taitz and a concerned American:

See Orly's answer below. This is where these eligibility lawsuits are headed, imo.

http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/27/question-regarding-the-barack-obama-legal-action.aspx

Dr.Taitz, I am the son of a veteran and wish I could be included a plaintiff in the legal action filed by you as mentioned below

My question is this. Since Military members have a concern as to this Presidents eligibility , shouldn't any male under 27 who has registered with selective service also be eligible to be included in this legal action ?

Should a draft be implemented for an unforeseen reason, these young men would be in the same position as regular active duty military, deciding whether or not to obey the orders of a president who is possibly ineligible to give orders.

I'm just a 39 year unemployed American trying to think of a way to broaden the cause your fighting for.

Were I not unemployed I would be able to submit a donation, forgive the fact that I currently cannot.

Thank you for your time,
Tommy

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Dear Tommy,
I believe, we have good plaintiffs.

What we didn't have so far, is a judge with the guts and a spine to sign a judicial subpoena to demand BO's vital records.It is a reasonable thing to do, judges sign judicial subpoenas every day; and any judge, anywhere in the country is entitled to do it, since BO has subjected himself to each and every jurisdiction in the country, by running as a presidential candidate, and every judge is entitled to know, if the candidate defrauded the residents of his district. After the subpoena is issued, BO will have to comply and produce his records, or otherwise he will be in contempt of court . I suspect, that small town, red state judges are more likely to issue a subpoena. Keep in mind: local judges have to run for office and typically they are closer to real people, who demand answers. Federal judges and the Supreme court were not elected, they are political appointees and more likely to go with the establishment . A local judge in any red state can sign two pieces of paper: a pro hac vice, allowing me, as an out of state attorney to represent a client in his jurisdiction and a subpoena for a production of documents by BO. The moment a judicial subpoena is signed (it is different from the subpoena issued by an attorney), I suspect BO will not comply, since he knows he is ineligible. His lawyers will try to appeal, however I believe, that higher state courts will not overturn this decision by the lower state judge, as they know, that the pressure on BO is building and there will be revolt in their state, if they overturn. I think BO will try Supreme court, but I believe, it will be Watergate#2, SCOTUS will not overturn either and BO will choose to resign. This might be the most probable scenario among several scenarios.

Orly
dr_taitz@yahoo.com

Friday, February 27, 2009

Psychiatrist: Obama corrupting America with socialism

Book author warns economic 'rescue' will turn citizens into 'wards of state'

Only a month into Barack Obama's presidency, an acclaimed psychiatrist is warning that Americans are being slowly corrupted by socialism as Obama's policies intrude into their economic, social and political lives – a tactic he believes will secure future votes for the Democratic Party.

"We have a desperate population, and it's feeling even more desperate than usual," Dr. Lyle Rossiter told WND. "People are really quite frightened. They're looking for magic, and they think they are going to find it in this man."

Rossiter is a forensic psychiatrist and author of "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." In his book, he explains how the kind of liberalism being displayed by both Barack Obama and the Democratic Party can only be understood as a psychological disorder. He examines how modern liberal collectivism undermines the legal and moral foundations of ordered liberty.

Get Lyle Rossiter's acclaimed book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness," in which he fully explains the consequences of modern liberalism and its destructive effects on Americans' basic freedoms.

Rossiter warned that Obama, after only six weeks in office, is well on his way to institutionalizing a modern parental state – and his socialist programs will ultimately damage the moral fiber of the American people.

"This is not a stimulus program that is going to work economically," Rossiter said. "In the meantime, the character of the people – virtues of self-reliance, self-direction, self-determination, altruistic concern for others, charitable care for others rather than government-mandated welfare programs, regulation and taxation – all the capacities that made this country great are being contaminated.

"We are being corrupted by these programs."

Rossiter said Obama has seduced Americans into believing he can deliver them from economic distress associated with the housing, banking and unemployment crises.

"He has a particular gift for rhetorical speech that's inspiring, seductive and inviting," he said. "He's a quite charming person in his manner. People have been looking for someone to rescue them, and Obama has presented himself as the hero of the day."

However, Rossiter predicts Obama's collectivist rescue plan will end in disaster.

"He's headed for a very severe fall because the expectations are far in excess of what anyone could possibly provide," he said. "We've reached the point where, not only can the economy not respond to the stimulus, we have an incredible amount of debt. The entire project is going to collapse, and he will be humiliated."

Human nature is not conducive to socialism, Rossiter warned. Imposition of a collectivist system and policies encouraging citizens to seek help through government intervention and social programs may prove to be a death blow to the nation's spirit and liberties.

"If you keep trying to do it, you are going to destroy the character of the people," he said. "You may be able to subjugate them and get them into this dependent state, but, ultimately, society collapses because it's conceptually flawed."

While liberal policies eventually fail, he said the nation may suffer massive economic damage from oppressive taxation, stifling regulation and depreciated currencies; massive political damage in the form of irrational expectations of what government can and should do for the people; and, most of all, the permanent corruption of citizens by destroying their reverence for self-reliance, voluntary cooperation and genuine altruism.

In his book, he reveals how the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
Obama's policies of promoting dependency are just part of a larger plan that goes far beyond economic "rescue," Rossiter claims. The administration is building a larger voting base.

"What Obama and the Democrats are doing is a profoundly political move to increase the numbers of voters by getting them on welfare so they will continue to vote Democratic," he said." Their immigration program is geared toward the same end – to provide legalization and benefits for illegal immigrants because they know 70 percent of those people voted Democratic."

Rossiter said the good news is that the collectivist agenda always self-destructs because it profoundly misconceives human nature and the human condition, but it will not do so before great damage has been done. It will attack the moral and ethical foundations of liberty, repeatedly violate the laws of economics and corrupt the character of the people as it invites them to become wards of the state.

"All of my fears in 'The Liberal Mind' are developing faster than I thought they would," Rossiter said. "It was bad enough under Bush, who expanded government beyond all bounds, federalized education and further socialized health care with a drug bill for seniors. It will get worse under Obama."

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=90121

For the convenience of my readers:

Below is a collection of political/psychological articles I have written or that are posted on The Steady Drip.

OBAMA: Personality Disorder (narcissistic)
The article above is by Ali Sina


Liberals clinically mad - Inmates have taken over the asylum

PSYCH: Why I think some liberals, fewer conservatives and most Muslims are pathological.

PSYCH: Psychological Explanation for the Appeal of Obama

And: PSYCH: Who's Your Daddy? The Psychology of Most People's Voting

The Narcissist as Liar and Con-man
Dr. Sam Vaknin

See my comments at the end of the article.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Recession Report from secret Congressional Research Service

Recession Report






There are now 11.6 million unemployed people in the United States
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Friends, it's no secret that the U.S economy is in a painful recession. But what the Congressional Research Service tells members of Congress about the economy is sort of secret.

Established in 1914, the Congressional Research Service is "Congress's brain." It's a think tank that works for members of the U.S. Congress, and no one else. Because it serves both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, its reports are highly regarded as objective, nonpartisan examinations of nearly all of the issues the country faces today.

A few weeks ago, the website WikiLeaks.com managed to procure almost 7,000 quasi-secret reports written by the Congressional Research Service for members of Congress. These reports are not classified (in fact, they are all legally in the public domain), but Congress has always resisted the release of its publicly-funded reports to the public.

Now you can read many of these reports for yourself, and we can spend a few days reviewing recent reports to Congress on the U.S. economy--so you'll have the same knowledge the lawmakers in Congress have. First up: what members of Congress are being told about the recession.

Recession 101

"The economy naturally experiences a boom and bust pattern called the business cycle. A recession can be characterized as a situation where total spending in the economy (aggregate demand) is too low to match the economy's potential output (aggregate supply). As a result, some of the economy's labor and capital resources lay idle, causing unemployment and a low capacity utilization rate."

"According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the official arbiter of the business cycle in the United States, the economy has been in recession since December 2007."

"The NBER defines a recession as a 'significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months' based on various economic indicators, with an emphasis on trends in employment and income."

Recession 2009

"Forecasters now predict that GDP will continue to contract until the second half of 2009 and that the rate of decline will accelerate. If correct, this recession would be the longest in the period since World War II."

"The unemployment rate, which was 4.8% in February 2008, rose to 6.1% in August, remained there in September, and rose again to 6.5% in October, to 6.8% in November, and to 7.2% in December 2008." [It rose to 7.6% in January 2009.]

Cause #1: Severe Housing Downturn

"After a long and unprecedented housing boom, the median price of existing homes fell by 1.8% in 2007--possibly the first year of falling prices since the Great Depression, according to one organization that compiles the data. The decline continued in 2008 and appears to be worsening."

"Other housing data fell even further--existing home sales fell by 22% in the twelve months through December 2007, and residential investment (house building) fell by 18% in the four quarters ending in the fourth quarter of 2007."

"Many economists argued that the housing boom was not fully caused by improvements in economic fundamentals (such as rising incomes and lower mortgage rates), and instead represented a housing bubble--a situation where prices were being pushed up by 'irrational exuberance.'"

Cause #2: Widespread Financial Turmoil

"Most economists believe that a housing downturn alone would not be enough to singlehandedly cause a recession. But in August 2007, the housing downturn spilled over to widespread financial turmoil."

"Triggered by a dramatic decline in the price of subprime mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations, large losses and a decline in liquidity spread throughout the financial system."

"A reduction in lending by financial institutions in response to uncertainty or financial losses is another channel through which the economy entered a recession."

Cause #3: Energy Price Spike

"At the same time the economy and financial sector were grappling with the housing downturn, energy prices rose significantly, from $48 per barrel in January 2007, to $115 on April 30, 2008, to $144 as of July 2, 2008."

"After that, oil prices began a downward trend and fell below $70 by October and $60 by the end of November. The price reached $43 per barrel on December 10."

"Most recessions since World War II, including the most recent one, have been preceded by an increase in energy prices. . . . Although a housing downturn, financial turmoil, or an energy shock might not be enough to cause a recession in isolation, the combination was sufficient."

--Michael Himick

"Tea Parties" all across America - and more to come

Patriots,

For those of you that have not visited Patriots For America http://www.patrotsforamerica.ning.com/
and viewed our mission, here it is:

To return the Power of our Constitutionally Limited Republic to the hands and good judgment of the legal Citizens of these United States, and to ensure the restraint of government by the rule of law, and that this Liberty be secured for all future generations.

Read the entire PFA platform by clicking here..

Tomorrow, February 27, 2009 there will be "Tea Parties" all across America bringing "grievances", many included below but not limited to these, through rallies, demonstrations, expressing "the people's anger, frustration, disgust, to name a few with regard to the US government handling most everything......review this link and join a "Tea Party" in your State if there is one, if not, find a few like-minded individuals and hold one of your own in your town square, along the highway, wherever.........do a home-made sign and join the "party"......pass the word to all email lists, blogs, etc........

It cannot be stressed to often to join PFA State Groups for local/State/National networking. Many Patriots For America members have not joined their State Group for unknown reasons...go to www.patriotsforamerica.ning.com click on "menu" at the top of the page, click "all groups", find your State Group, click on it, and at the right side of the page under "Admin Options" click on 'Join Patriots For America...." and that's it. You become a part of like-minded patriots in your neighborhood...a force multiplier.

Grievances

We the People, are witness to the government as presently instituted in these United States, as it has slowly and methodically subverted and perverted the institution and power of government that was instituted to protect and serve the public interest, as provided for in the Constitution of the United States. These intentional or unintentional subversions and perversions by the present government, being grievous to the People, creating great harm to the Citizenry and the future of this nation, include, but are not limited to;

1. Departing from the Constitutional Republic and the principles upon which the nation was founded, to the detriment of the People, and thus, the future of this nation, and;

2. Suspension of various parts of the Constitution, to the detriment of the People, and;

3. Reserving the use of force for the public servants to protect their own special interests, to the detriment of the People, and;

4. Leading the electorate to believe that the system of governing and operating is that of a democracy, to the detriment of the Constitution and the whole People, and;

5. Unlawful taxation of the People to institute programs and provide power and privilege to the public servants, to the detriment of the People, and;

6. Instituted programs to make parts of the People dependent upon the state treasuries to ensure compliance from those peoples, to the detriment of the self sufficiency of those People, the detriment of the treasuries and the People, and;

7. Instituted law to allow a central banking cartel to subjugate the People through debt, to the detriment of the People, and;

8. Instituted the use of fiat monies, of no worth, with a value index that is controlled by a private banking cartel, to the detriment of the wealth of the States and of the whole People, and;

9. Instituted a system that allows the executive branch to abuse power through the issuance of executive orders, to the detriment of the People, and;

10. Instituted a system allowing the judiciary to create law and withheld the power of the People through unlawful legislative rulings from the bench, to the detriment of the People, and;

11. Instituted a system to allow nepotistic practices between legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the government, to the detriment of the People, and;

12. Allowed special interests, lobby, and corporate groups to purchase favor and special consideration from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, to the detriment of the People, and;

13. Taxed the birthright, inheritances, and fruits of the labors of the People outside the provisions of the apportioned taxes allowed in the Constitution, to the detriment of the People, and;

14. Allowed jurisdictions of courts to become all powerful, to the detriment of the People, and;

15. Infringed upon the rights of the People to keep and bear arms; the keystone teeth that prevent tyranny in government, to the detriment of the People, and;

16. Denied the People any means for redress of their grievances, by ignoring the People and their grievances, to the detriment of the Constitution and the People, and;

17. Made treaties in the name of the United States allowing the export of jobs and capital to the detriment of the People, and;

18. Made free trade agreements with foreign entities that have lifted protective tariffs, to the detriment of the People, and;

19. Made habitual use of repugnant and secret practices to destroy transparency in government, to the detriment of the People, and;

20. Seized control of the media and dictated what the People will see from the media to control the knowledge and thought of the People, to the detriment of the People, and;

21. Conducted wars of aggression without declaring war, to the detriment of the People, and;

22. Infringed upon the freedom of speech in the temples and churches by intimidating the clergy with taxes, to the detriment of the People, and;

23. Instituted a system of taxation in violation of the Constitution that allows the unequal taxation of the People, and;

24. Instituted a system of coercion to force States to institute law, regardless if those laws are in fact, repugnant or detrimental to the People, and;

25. Repeatedly failed to prosecute persons who committed immoral acts of malicious self servitude while in the service of the People, and;

26. Wasted the fortunes of the People and their generations on frivolous pursuits, to the detriment of the People.


NEW Subject: Active Duty Soldiers Challenge Obama Constitutional Authority..........an Army 1LT and SPC(E4) have joined a lawsuit as plaintiffs arguing that Obama has not satisified Article 2, Section 1 of the US Constitution and is thus, not qualified to serve as president of the United States nor commander in chief. At question is Obama's aurhority to issue orders that are potententially life threatening, disabling, to American men and women. All that's being asked is "truth" and a display of the "truth" by Obama producing a valid, vault, official birth certificate that displays place of birth, hospital, date and time, Doctor's confirmation. Why is producing a birth certificate being stonewalled by Obama and fought in the courts to keep the birth certificate "secret" from the American people? The US Constitution demands confirmation of qualification...to do otherwise is a direct violation of the presidential oath. View latest information by clicking here.

Harry Riley COL, USA, Ret

VIDEO- Obama a Communist and not born in U.S. - so implied!

Obama's Birth Certificate- million $ reward - time to re-post this

HINT FOR REWARD HUNTERS: If Obama was born in Kenya his birth certificate might be on record in England since Kenya was a part of the British empire when Obama was born. The birth certificate might also be on file in Kenya. One million dollars should inspire some government employee to start looking.

Since the media is starting to turn toward a factual reporting on Obama it seemed appropriate to re-post the reward offer.

Secret of the Rosary Films is offering a one million dollar reward for the certified long-form birth certificate of Barack Obama.

The long-form birth certificate must be certified by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Long form birth certificates are exact photocopies of the original birth record that was prepared by the hospital or attending physician at the time of the child's birth.

The long form usually includes parents' information such as address of residence, race, birth place, date of birth -- and additional information on the child's birthplace, and information on the doctors that assisted in the birth of the child. The long form also usually includes the signature of the doctor involved and at least one of the parents.

When Hawaii became a state in 1959, there were many people who resided there who did not have a birth certificate. From 1911 to 1972, in Hawaii a person -- over the age of one -- whose birth was not registered -- could apply for a short form birth certificate in Hawaii.

Obamas Kenyan grandmother stated he was born in Kenya. However, Obamas mother or grandmother probably filed an affidavit stating that Obama was born in Hawaii and the state of Hawaii issued the kind of short form certificate posted on the Obamas Web site.

This is the reason why Obama has not released a long form Hawaiian birth certificate.

Fact-Checking Obama's Speech -

Even Annenberg's FactCheck and TIME are getting tired of Obama's distortions. Does Obama override the advice of his staff? A staff member or speech writer who made these kinds of mistakes would be fired.

Fact-Checking Obama's Speech
February 25, 2009
The president gets facts wrong about oil imports, mortgage aid and the transcontinental railroad, and more.
Summary
President Obama's first speech to a joint session of Congress was stuffed with signals about the new direction his budget will take and meant-to-be reassuring words about the economy. But it was also peppered with exaggerations and factual misstatements.

He said "we import more oil today than ever before." That's untrue. Imports peaked in 2005 and are substantially lower today.


He claimed his mortgage aid plan would help "responsible" buyers but not those who borrowed beyond their means. But even prominent defenders of the program including Fed Chairman Bernanke and FDIC chief Bair concede foolish borrowers will be aided, too.


He said the high cost of health care "causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds." That's at least double the true figure.


He flubbed two facts about American history. The U.S. did not invent the automobile, and the transcontinental railroad was not completed until years after the Civil War, not during it.


He claimed that his stimulus plan "prevented the layoffs" of 57 police officers in Minneapolis. In fact, it's far more complicated than that, and other factors are also helping to save police jobs.

The president also repeated some strained claims we've critiqued before.

Note: This is a summary only. The full article with analysis, images and citations may be viewed on our Web site: http://www.factcheck.org/politics/fact-checking_obamas_speech.html

TIME is also finally starting to look at Obama rationally: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1881855,00.html?xid=newsletter-daily

Does Obama Have a Double Standard on Earmarks?
If the Administration is serious about curbing the legislator pet projects, why are there 9,000 of them in the new spending bill passed by the House?

PSALM 2008-2012: FIRST BOOK OF DEMOCRAT

I AM GLAD I AM AN AMERICAN,
I AM GLAD THAT I AM FREE.
BUT I WISH I WAS A DOG
AND OBAMA WAS A TREE.

This was on one of the blogs for the Naples Daily News

PSALM 2008-2012: FIRST BOOK OF DEMOCRAT

OBAMA IS MY SHEPHERD,
I SHALL NOT WANT.
HE LEADETH ME BESIDE STILL FACTORIES.
HE RESTORETH MY FAITH IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
HE GUIDETH ME IN THE PATH OF UNEMPLOYMENT.

YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGHT THE VALLEY OF THE BREAD LINE,
I SHALL NOT GO HUNGRY.
OBAMA HAS ANOINTED MY INCOME WITH TAXES,
MY EXPENSES RUNNETH OVER MY INCOME,
SURELY, POVERTY AND HARD LIVING WILL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.
THE DEMOCRATS AND I WILL LIVE FOREVER
IN A RENTED HOME.

BUT I AM GLAD I AM AN AMERICAN,
I AM GLAD THAT I AM FREE.
BUT I WISH I WAS A DOG
AND OBAMA WAS A TREE.

Obama had shortest “honeymoon” on record

Is Obamamania Fading Amongst the Media?

By Alan Caruba Thursday, February 26, 2009

The day following President Obama’s State of the Union speech I opened my daily newspaper to read the headline “What the president said and what the facts say.” It was an Associated Press story and it drove a tank through the President’s various promises and assertions.

The AP reporters weren’t the only people who had some doubts. A Reuters news story confirmed my prediction, noting that “Stocks fell on Wednesday as investors found little new in a major speech by President Obama on how he planned to stabilize the economy, while gloomy home sales data weighed on the market.”

Facts are stubborn things. Eventually they cannot be ignored.

I have previously pointed out that this new President’s start in office has had what is surely the shortest “honeymoon” on record with both the public and the media. We’re not talking about FDR’s famous “first hundred days.” We are talking 56 days as this is being written.

There is, I suspect, a growing feeling among both the public and the media that this recession, if the White House and Congress had done NOTHING, would have run its course. All recessions do. But Obama came out almost immediately calling it a “catastrophe” in order to gin up support for a “stimulus” bill that surely had been in the works for the last two years that Democrats had control of Congress, but were unable to get passed because of a potential presidential veto by George W. Bush.

All that pent-up desire, for example, to reverse the welfare reform that occurred in 1996 after the GOP had gained control of Congress and for which then President Clinton took credit is now being undone. Never mind that it required people to find work in order to qualify for assistance. Never mind that it greatly reduced the cost of welfare to both the federal and state governments.

But I digress. While it is undeniably true that Obama knows how to deliver a speech, it is increasingly evident that he has great difficulty delivering the truth. Even his birth certificate is in doubt. The Hawaiian document put forth during the campaign has been declared a forgery by experts and a bad one at that.

State of the Union speech. It was a political statement, full of dubious promises and claims
There is no need for me to repeat what others have said about the contents of the State of the Union speech. It was a political statement, full of dubious promises and claims. I have this vision of a small group of historians some years far from now sitting around like a group of Talmudic scholars and laughing hysterically over what Obama said.

The problem for the rest of us, however, is that there is NOTHING to laugh at in his speech and the initial reaction of Wall Street had a lot of investors bailing out. The market will surely regain some, lose some, regain some, lose some. The operative word is “fluctuate.” Still, it is a window to how the speech was received by real people dealing in real money.

If the economy does improve, it will not be due to anything in the “stimulus” bill. It will be because a lot of people, small businesses and large, will make their own private bet that they must invest in their own future. Others will take advantage of the low housing prices and interest rates on mortgages. It’s called capitalism.

If public opinion about Obama is this tepid less than two months into his administration, I suspect the polls will report a continued dip in his numbers. This happened to the unlamented Jimmy Carter whose failure to deal with a recession and the taking of hostages by the Iranians gave him one term in office. I’m only surprised he has not moved to Iran and run for president there.

As to the Republicans, they are being handed the 2010 Congress on a platter. What they need is a real leader. Gov. Bobby Jindal is not that man. Louisiana, home of the populist Huey Long who gave FDR indigestion, is famed more for its history of corruption and general ineptitude than, say, Indiana, whose Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels was re-elected because of---not despite of---real fiscal prudence.

There are some potentially strong Republicans who could give Obama a real run in 2012. The party did the right thing in opposing the “stimulus” bill, but now it has to find some real courage and carry the fight to him every step of the way. It’s time to take the gloves off.

All this talk about being non-partisan makes me want to puke.

Early signs the media is already having second thoughts and buyer’s remorse must be acted upon before those sheep lead the other sheep over the cliff. Again.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8828

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sam and Bunny's new and improved Internet Talk Radio Program: Fridays 8-10PM

Please share with your email lists and post on your blog.

Because of the quick success of the first “Call The Shrink” talk show, Sam and Bunny are now featured on the Sentinel Radio Network. Our program will air from 8-10 PM Fridays. Just click to listen online (free) on the link below.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Sentinel_Radio


Call-in Number: (646) 727-2652

This week’s show will feature “Communication Skills”
and “Dumb Things Smart People Do”!



All the programs will be auto-archived, so if you miss us live, you can always hear the program later. The national call-in line is a New York number and subject to long distance charges. Remember, most people have free evening long distance if they use their cell phones.

Our friend, Selwyn Mills, wrote up a nice introduction for the “Call The Shrink” Show Page. As you can see from Selwyn’s report, we are open to discuss almost anything from the list below, so don’t restrict your calls to mental health issues or relationships.

Dr. Selwyn Mills tells you all about Sam and Bunny:

• Sam and Bunny Sewell are fascinating people. They are both active in MENSA the High IQ Society so their interests and expertise are deep and wide

• They operate a Counseling and Life Skills Clinic, Best Self USA.
• Sam is the Gifted Child Coordinator for MENSA.
• Bunny facilitates women’s groups which discuss everything from Ansel Adams to Zen Buddhism.
• Sam is an aviation enthusiast. He is also a Hot Rodder, with a trophy winning car.
• Bunny does organic gardening and operates an Organic Foods Co-op.
• They do seminars on Marriage and Family issues, their award winning research on Family Issues is published in several languages.
• They teach Comparative World Religions and Biblical Scholarship.
• They serve on the Adjunct Faculty for the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Naples Community Hospital
• They do many personal appearances and radio and TV interviews for their newly released book “I Fired My Doctors and Saved My Life”
• They do Health and Fitness Coaching and Nutritional Counseling
• Their interests range from Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Religion, Literature, the Arts and just about anything else that makes it worth waking up in the morning.
• They are eager to discuss these topics and topics you are interested in on “Call The Shrink” Internet Blog Talk Radio.

I encourage you to call their show with your questions & comments on Fridays from 8-10PM EST.


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Sentinel_Radio

Call-in Number: (646) 727-2652

Halt! Who goes there? Identify yourself! - You're not my commander without proper documentation!

This news article reminds me of an apocryphal tale about General Curtis Lemay.

General Lemay was riding in the back seat of his command car, complete with the general’s stars on the little flags over the headlights and US Air Force markings. He ordered his driver to run the guard gate at SAC headquarters.

The sentry on duty quickly pulled his side arm and fired a shot at the fleeing command car. The shot shattered the rear window and the car screeched to a halt. General Lemay got out of the car and strode back to the sentry. General Lemay reached for the Sergeant’s stripes and ripped them off his sleeve. “That’s for missing!” said Lemay and went back to his car.

Notice to all civilians: If the military is ordered to shoot General’s for not providing proper ID imagine what they would do to Chicago con-men.


Now, somebody out there is going to use that story to conclude that I advocate violence against the President. Since the article did not mention the President I can only assume the "Chicago con-man" and "President" have become synonymous. The only use of violence I condone is self defense and defense of others. Under no circumstances do I see violence as a solution to the Chicago con-man problem. Not even in Chicago!


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009



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2nd U.S. soldier in Iraq challenges eligibility
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Another U.S. soldier on active duty in Iraq is joining a challenge to President Obama's eligibility to be commander-in-chief, citing WND's report on 1st Lt. Scott Easterling, who has agreed to be a plaintiff in a lawsuit over the issue, as his inspiration.

"I was inspired by 1LT Easterling's story and am writing you to inform you that I would like to be added as a plaintiff against Obama as well if you feel it would help your case," the soldier, identified for this report only as a reservist now on active duty in Iraq.

His letter was directed to California attorney Orly Taitz who, along with her DefendOurFreedom.us Foundation, is working on a series of legal cases seeking to uncover Obama's birth records and other documents that would reveal whether he meets the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

Easterling, who confirmed separately to WND that he is questioning Obama's authority, wrote to Taitz that, "As an active-duty officer in the United States Army, I have grave concerns about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of president of the United States."

(Story continues below)


The second soldier wrote, "I am an Army reservist who was activated last August and am currently serving with a military police battalion in Camp Bucca, Iraq. I will be here until at least June 2009."

He continued, "When I enlisted last year I had to show my birth certificate, as well as my driver's license, high school diploma, college transcripts, social security card; I also filled out loads of paperwork to include listing the names, addresses and phone numbers of my family members and had to answer any questions regarding foreign travel.

Where's the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the "natural-born American" clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 270,000 others and sign up now!

"I think it is reasonable for Obama to prove his citizenship status thus certifying his eligibility. I too raised my right hand and swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States," he told Taitz. "I believe the case you are filing could very well determine if we are in fact a Constitutional Republic or a nation of mob rule. I would be honored to be a part of your efforts."

Perhaps anticipating a wave of outrage from Obama supporters, he asked that he be given no "unnecessary publicity," although his name eventually would become public when a case is filed.

Taitz told WND she was making contingency plans that could include her travel to Iraq should a military case be brought against the soldiers who are speaking their minds about Obama.

"I told him if there is any prosecution, he can get in touch with me. I would even fly to Iraq and work with the attorney there to provide his defense," she told WND.

She said undoubtedly a part of the defense would be a demand for documentation on Obama's actual qualifications to serve as U.S. president.

WND has reported on multiple legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." While representatives for Obama has called such claims "garbage," the Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Several of the cases have involved emergency appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court in which justices have declined to hear arguments. According to a report from the Associated Press today, another such case has been rejected. The appeal by Cort Wrotnowski alleged Obama was a British subject at birth and, therefore, ineligible to be president.

There was no comment from the court, the same treatment the justices have given cases brought by several other lawyers, including Philip Berg, Leo Donofrio and Taitz.

WND reported yesterday when Easterling agreed to be a plaintiff in Taitz' case.


Soldier Scott Easterling

Taitz told WND she had advised Easterling to obtain legal counsel before making any statements regarding the commander-in-chief, but he insisted on moving forward. His contention is that as an active member of the U.S. military, he is required to follow orders from a sitting president, and he needs – on pain of court-martial – to know that Obama is eligible.

Taitz said other legal cases questioning Obama's eligibility filed by members of the military mostly have included retired officers, and courts several times have ruled they don't have standing to issue their challenge.

Easterling, however, is subject to enemy fire and certainly would have a reason to need to know the legitimacy of his orders, she argued.

"Until Mr. Obama releases a 'vault copy' of his original birth certificate for public review, I will consider him neither my Commander in Chief nor my President, but rather, a usurper to the Office – an impostor," Easterling's statement said.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How A Clinton-Era Rule Rewrite Made Subprime Crisis Inevitable

Put this article together with How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation and you will know more than most folks about how we, the people, were flim flammed by liberal policies so that we now have a financial crises.

How A Clinton-Era Rule Rewrite Made Subprime Crisis Inevitable
By TSRN
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Breaking NewsBy TERRY JONES

One of the most frequently asked questions about the subprime market meltdown and housing crisis is: How did the government get so deeply involved in the housing market?

The answer is: President Clinton wanted it that way.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, even into the early 1990s, weren’t the juggernauts they’d later be.

While President Carter in 1977 signed the Community Reinvestment Act, which pushed Fannie and Freddie to aggressively lend to minority communities, it was Clinton who supercharged the process. After entering office in 1993, he extensively rewrote Fannie’s and Freddie’s rules.

In so doing, he turned the two quasi-private, mortgage-funding firms into a semi-nationalized monopoly that dispensed cash to markets, made loans to large Democratic voting blocs and handed favors, jobs and money to political allies. This potent mix led inevitably to corruption and the Fannie-Freddie collapse.

Despite warnings of trouble at Fannie and Freddie, in 1994 Clinton unveiled his National Homeownership Strategy, which broadened the CRA in ways Congress never intended.

Addressing the National Association of Realtors that year, Clinton bluntly told the group that “more Americans should own their own homes.” He meant it.

Clinton saw homeownership as a way to open the door for blacks and other minorities to enter the middle class.

Though well-intended, the problem was that Congress was about to change hands, from the Democrats to the Republicans. Rather than submit legislation that the GOP-led Congress was almost sure to reject, Clinton ordered Robert Rubin’s Treasury Department to rewrite the rules in 1995.

The rewrite, as City Journal noted back in 2000, “made getting a satisfactory CRA rating harder.” Banks were given strict new numerical quotas and measures for the level of “diversity” in their loan portfolios. Getting a good CRA rating was key for a bank that wanted to expand or merge with another.

Loans started being made on the basis of race, and often little else.

“Bank examiners would use federal home-loan data, broken down by neighborhood, income group and race, to rate banks on performance,” wrote Howard Husock, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute.

But those rules weren’t enough.

Clinton got the Department of Housing and Urban Development to double-team the issue. That would later prove disastrous.

Clinton’s HUD secretary, Andrew Cuomo, “made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country’s current crisis,” the liberal Village Voice noted. Among those decisions were changes that let Fannie and Freddie get into subprime loan markets in a big way.

Other rule changes gave Fannie and Freddie extraordinary leverage, allowing them to hold just 2.5% of capital to back their investments, vs. 10% for banks.

Since they could borrow at lower rates than banks due to implicit government guarantees for their debt, the government-sponsored enterprises boomed.

With incentives in place, banks poured billions of dollars of loans into poor communities, often “no doc” and “no income” loans that required no money down and no verification of income.

By 2007, Fannie and Freddie owned or guaranteed nearly half of the $12 trillion U.S. mortgage market — a staggering exposure.

Worse still was the cronyism.

Fannie and Freddie became home to out-of-work politicians, mostly Clinton Democrats. An informal survey of their top officials shows a roughly 2-to-1 dominance of Democrats over Republicans.

Then there were the campaign donations. From 1989 to 2008, some 384 politicians got their tip jars filled by Fannie and Freddie.

Over that time, the two GSEs spent $200 million on lobbying and political activities. Their charitable foundations dropped millions more on think tanks and radical community groups.

Did it work? Well, if measured by the goal of putting more poor people into homes, the answer would have to be yes.

From 1995 to 2005, a Harvard study shows, minorities made up 49% of the 12.5 million new homeowners.

The problem is that many of those loans have now gone bad, and minority homeownership rates are shrinking fast.

Fannie and Freddie, with their massive loan portfolios stuffed with securitized mortgage-backed paper created from subprime loans, are a failed legacy of the Clinton era.

IBD Editorials

Monday, February 23, 2009

How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation

How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation
By Aristotle the Hun, The Rev. Big Goon and Good Shepherd Sam

Note: It will quickly be obvious to the reader why details have been obscured, omitted or fictionalized in this narrative of events that began nearly forty years ago.

"Se non è vero, è ben trovato."

Even small children know how to get what they want by creating a crisis. Witness any “temper tantrum.” My wife and I teach parenting skills. One of our sayings which we recommend to parents when dealing with a child’s “crisis strategy” is: “Poor planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on my part. No, you can’t borrow $20 because you are broke, even if you did promise to take Betty Lou to the movies tonight.” The child did not get his way. A similar “No!” needs to be said to adult politicians who have created a crisis to get their way.

Another example; Paris taxi-drivers, in protest against a police demand that they take physical examinations, threatened to obey every traffic law to the letter—which would, they vowed, produce the greatest traffic jam Paris had ever seen. The Taxi drivers got their way.

Creating a crisis to get one’s way is a strategy as old as Moses calling down plagues upon Pharaoh and saying “Let my people go.”

To better understand the fascinating story below we need some background information. In the late 1960s a pair of college professors who thought they were original thinkers came up with something called the Cloward-Piven Strategy (CPS), a strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. “Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited Chicago radical community organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration.”Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book, Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.” Notice that Alinski might have heard about the Paris taxi drivers, and then gave their strategy a radical left twist.

Saul had a huge influence on radical left people of the day. Saul was the subject of Hillary Clinton's senior honors thesis at Wellesley College. “In early 1993, the White House requested that Wellesley not release the thesis to anyone. Wellesley complied, instituting a new rule that closed access to the thesis of any sitting U.S. president or first lady, a rule that in practice applied only to Rodham.” Alinski also strongly influenced a young Chicago “community organizer” named Barack Obama.

An old friend from my spooky past recently reminded me of his adventures back in the early 1970s. If you did not know that clergy are used for Intelligence and undercover missions you haven’t been paying attention to history. Believe it or not these decades old events, told by The Rev. Big Goon, help explain our present political and economic crisis.

Dear Aristotle the Hun

I’ve been doing some thinking that I thought I would share with you. My memories of the work I was doing when we knew each other at UMKC have really helped inform me about our present situation with our new President and the financial crisis.

I have visited “The Steady Drip” many times and I know your reputation for accurate research so you will find citations included to back up what I have to say. I noticed that on your blog you have expressed suspicions about the onset of the financial meltdown just in time to help Obama get elected. You also expressed suspicions about the most liberal President and Congress in the history of the nation conveniently coming into office at a time when the economy was so wounded that it might be possible to establish a socialist economic system. Just how “lucky” can these liberals get?

What I have to say may help you understand the dynamics but I doubt it will do away with your suspicions. Being suspicious is a job requirement for both Clergy and Intelligence work. I also know you are well connected to the Internet community and influential bloggers so you have my permission to use my comments as you see fit.

Here is my story: I arrived in Kansas City, Mo. in May of 1970, shortly after the first bombing done by a group of left wing radicals. I worked for the Western Diocese of the Episcopal Church which sponsored the St. Thomas Student Center at UMKC. Naming an Episcopal student center after “Doubting Thomas” was glaringly appropriate for a college campus in the early 70s No, your readers can not ask about my real employer. (As the old joke goes; “If I told you I would have to kill you.”)

The summer of 1970 in Kansas City was a really wild ride. In 1970 alone, an estimated 3,000 bombings and 50,000 bomb threats occurred in the United States, and Kansas City was not left out of the chaos. One of my assignments was to look into the activities of a group of radicals who, after they were arrested, became melodramatically known as “the Kansas City Four.” They were really bungling, small time radicals. A legal case from those days survives on the Internet.

I began the process of establishing my cover. It was arranged for the FBI to contact known radicals in the community and ask them questions about me. My “case officer” posed as a state employee, so my monthly meetings with him were open and aroused no suspicion. I was warmly accepted by the radical community, and even spent some time living at a place operated by young radicals called the Ecstatic Umbrella, until I found more permanent housing.

The Second Presbyterian Church at 52nd and Oak owned an apartment building, and one of the Kansas City bombers lived in that building. As well as doing my job as a campus chaplain, I became a youth pastor at Second Presbyterian, and took an apartment in their building. I must admit that I was very uncomfortable living in the same building with a LSD using, grass smoking, alcoholic who I knew was making bombs in his bedroom.

By the time I entered UMKC in the fall as a graduate student, my cover was already firmly established. To put a cinch knot on my cover story, I also became the Chaplain of the Viet Nam Veterans Against the War. I still experience a gratifying chuckle over how perfectly, easily, and quickly I had infiltrated the radical community in KC. It wasn’t that hard. Almost everyone was doing acid and grass. Every weekend there was a wild carnival of hippy, stoner, radical, love-child young people in Volker Park. Contact was easy. I won my status in the counter-culture community with nothing more than a prank. I purchased a case of dish washing liquid, and in the dark of night I poured the entire case into the Plaza fountain. My accomplices were very impressed with my boldness and it made the front page of the Kansas City Star.

I had a different name then. I was called Rev. Big Goon. It should be noted here that I physically resemble a great silver back gorilla, although my knuckles don’t drag on the ground. A local Kansas City undercover officer who had no idea who I was gave me that name. I saw it in a police report on activity in Volker Park. Years later I found out that my cover was so believable that I was on a list of dangerous radicals that Kansas City Chief of Police Clarence Kelly took with him when he was appointed as the Director of the FBI in 1973.

For me, the investigation of the Kansas City Four quickly fizzled. Other investigators uncovered the activities of the suspects, provided the evidence and they were arraigned in July of 1971. My last contact with that case was to arrange to be appointed as a Chaplain for the Jackson County jail, where I interviewed one of the suspects who was being held there as a federal prisoner awaiting trial.

The case was hugely overblown, in the way law enforcement and prosecutors will exaggerate to make their work seem to be more important and to advance their careers. One of them was more of a nut case than a criminal and he might have been the most dangerous because of his hatred and violence against “the system”. He is still alive, on the streets, and probably still dangerous.

I struck up a romantic involvement with a social worker from Chicago who was working for Family and Children’s Services, a state of Missouri agency. Her friends and contacts were a gold mine for my new mission. That is how I became involved with the Welfare Rights Organization (WRO) of Kansas City where I saw, first hand, how community activists applied the CPS theory in real life.

CPS and Saul Alinski were all the rage among left wing professors, activists, students and social workers. My social worker girl friend from Chicago knew all about Saul Alinski. CPS was a new idea seen as dazzlingly brilliant by social workers and other liberals. She introduced me to a radical community activist, also from Chicago, who was organizing poor black people who lived in Wayne Minor public housing. His name was Mark. Mark was also a clergyman. Mark introduced me to a powerfully charismatic black woman who was Executive Director of the Kansas City Welfare Rights Organization. There were several young white men and women who worked for the WRO. Mark taught me the ropes about how we were going to train these young “community organizers” and welfare recipients, so that they became effective foot soldiers for the left wing.

The socialist professors who devised the CPS: “The authors (Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven) noted that the number of Americans subsisting on welfare -- about 8 million, at the time -- probably represented less than half the number who were technically eligible for full benefits. They proposed a "massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls." Cloward and Piven calculated that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their entitlements would bankrupt the system. The result, they predicted, would be "a profound financial and political crisis" that would unleash "powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level." Their article called for "cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy." Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of "a federal program of income redistribution," in the form of a guaranteed living income for all -- working and non-working people alike. Local officials would clutch at this idea like drowning men to a lifeline. They would apply pressure on Washington to implement it. With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act.”

Mark and I were part of that "cadres of aggressive organizers." We would go through the vast, dilapidated cavern of poverty called Wayne Minor with a list of all the entitlements offered by the State of Missouri. Each person we talked to became instantly “motivated” to apply for more welfare benefits. Before long, people began seeking us out at the WRO office. Outreach to the community wasn’t necessary. The community flocked to us. We would show them how to fill out application forms, and many times we filled out the forms for them.

When we had a large number of people ready to apply for new benefits, or additional benefits they had not known they were entitled to before our training, we arranged for busses to take our new recruits to the state office building. We had spent many hours training them as to what to do and what not to do. We told them it was ok to be loud, obnoxious, aggressive, but to never be physical or damage property. In other words, do everything you can do to be uncivil, but don’t get yourself arrested. We planned the event for a Friday and, of course, we called the media. Our “trainees” staged a class “A” media event for the television cameras. Our first “action” was a rousing success.

When we got to the WRO office Monday morning there were hundreds of people waiting to be “trained” in how to collect welfare. The part of the welfare system to feel the most heat right away was what the state called “intake.” Intake social workers were overwhelmed, intimidated, and routinely approved questionable benefits because of the stress they were experiencing. The state began a panicky search for new intake workers, and anybody with a BA degree was practically dragged off the street. Larger office space was arranged for the intake department. Mark and I were heroes to the radical community.

Since this was happening at the same time in St. Louis and other cities, Kitt Bond, then Auditor of State of Missouri, and soon-to-become Governor, asked for help. I was assigned to brief his representative about what was behind the welfare revolt.

As it turns out Mark, the community organizer from Chicago, and my social worker girl friend from Chicago were also friends with the Kansas City Four. Soon my primary mission was accomplished, and I went on to other projects, but I never forgot the effectiveness of creating a crisis to bring about radical change. I concluded that the WRO and the Alinski/CPS inspired radical community organizers were more of a danger to the nation than the Laurel and Hardy bombers.

I stopped doing Intelligence work, the years went by, and I began my career as a full time Pastor. Not long after I “went straight” I again ran into the CPS and Saul Alinsky. During the administration of George H. W. Bush I began hearing reports of loud, obnoxious, aggressive, poor people taking over bank lobbies and demanding that they be given mortgages. All this was happening because community activists, many from Chicago, were doing the same thing to banks that had been done to the state welfare offices back in Kansas City. The role of WRO was now filled by ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

Stan Kurtz of National Review comments on ACORN’S tactics. “While Acorn holds to NWRO’s radical economic framework and its confrontational 1960’s-style tactics, the targets and strategy have changed. Acorn prefers to fly under the national radar, organizing locally in liberal urban areas — where, Stern observes, (Sol Stern ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities.” local legislators and reporters are often “slow to grasp how radical Acorn’s positions really are.” Acorn’s new goals are municipal “living wage” laws targeting “big-box” stores like Wal-Mart, rolling back welfare reform, and regulating banks — efforts styled as combating “predatory lending.” Unfortunately, instead of helping workers, Acorn’s living-wage campaigns drive businesses out of the very neighborhoods where jobs are needed most. Acorn’s opposition to welfare reform only threatens to worsen the self-reinforcing cycle of urban poverty and family breakdown. Perhaps most mischievously, says Stern, Acorn uses banking regulations to pressure financial institutions into massive “donations” that it uses to finance supposedly non-partisan voter turn-out drives.”

Obama’s role as a radical community organizer and Acorn “leadership trainer” is well established. Kurtz continues: “Acorn’s tactics are famously “in your face.” Just think of Code Pink’s well-known operations (i.e. threatening to occupy congressional offices, interrupting the testimony of General David Petraeus) and you’ll get the idea. Acorn protesters have disrupted Federal Reserve hearings, but mostly deploy their aggressive tactics locally. Chicago is home to one of its strongest chapters, and Acorn has burst into a closed city council meeting there. Acorn protestors in Baltimore disrupted a bankers’ dinner and sent four busloads of profanity-screaming protestors against the mayor’s home, terrifying his wife and kids. Even a Baltimore city council member who generally supports Acorn said their intimidation tactics had crossed the line.”

It wouldn’t take a degree in economics to see what was going to happen. This time the Alinski/CPS pressure wasn’t aimed at the state of Missouri and Kitt Bond. By 1999 Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers. At the same time, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans. Everybody knows how the problem escalated from there

Do you still have doubts about your suspicions that the financial crisis happened just in time to help Obama get elected? Do you still have doubts about your suspicions that there is something fishy about the financial crisis and the way Congress passed the trillion dollar “Reward Liberal Causes and Constituents Bill” without anyone actually reading it, because we had a “crisis”? See I told you that I wouldn’t be able to help your suspicious nature. J

The Rev. Big Goon

To emphasize Rev. Big Goon’s comments here is an absolutely brilliant piece by Jim Simpson that details the connection of Barack Obama to those who practice the Cloward-Piven strategy.
“Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis”

After reading Jim Simpson’s article you will more fully understand how CPS is connected to Barack Obama, and why Obama keeps using the word “crisis” in every speech he gives. I don’t know how to escape the conclusion that manufactured crisis is what clobbered the economy. Manufactured crisis is what made Obama President, and manufactured crisis is what drives his administration and his policies. There is a web site entitled, “Things I know are true but can’t prove”. Maybe I should send them an email


Here is a part of the puzzle I think others have missed.

If an enemy of America were to pair the Cloward-Piven strategy to the principles of the new science of networks, it would be possible to target a hub in a system, create a crisis, and by causing that hub to fail, create a domino effect in other hubs and the rest of the system. See here:
A news release from UMass Amherst
and
Doug Simpson's weblog of research on the collision of law, networks and disruptive technologies
And a link to the most popular book on the subjectSix Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan Watts

“Columbia Professor Duncan J. Watts builds on the work of mathematicians, physicists, biologists, sociologists, economists and others to advance the new science of networks. "Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age " brings a sociologist’s perspective to a field relevant to those dealing with complex systems and their robustness and fragility under stress. The science of networks has significance for those wrestling with current issues of law and public policy in a wide spectrum of applications including electric power grids, insurance markets and anti-terror measures.In 1999, Barabasi and Albert published a ground breaking paper "Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks." Science, 286, 509-512. (1999). This paper showed that certain connections in real world networks don't have a normal ("bell curve") distribution but rather follow a power law distribution. This means that there is an increased likelihood of extreme events in such "scale free" networks. As a result, in scale-free networks, as networks evolve, a few nodes will be "hubs" with an extraordinary number of connections. Barabasi and Albert also found that the evolution of these hubs depended on the combination of network growth and "preferential attachment" - the tendency for new nodes to connect to those already well connected (the "rich get richer" effect.)”

The major reason other political commentators have not addressed the issue of network science is that only mathematicians and scientists understand it. My feeble attempt at a “plain speak” translation is that all networks tend to form hubs that are connected to thousands of other networks, and more importantly, to other hubs. These hubs are vulnerable to a “created crisis” and when that happens the entire web collapses, be it the World Wide Web or the web of the U.S. economy.

National security experts are well aware of the vulnerability of network hubs and publish Network Vulnerability and Risk Assessment reports. This one is researched and published by DTIC Provider of DoD Technical Information to Support The Defense Community. One of the points to note is that: “Threats that originate inside the network tend to have the ability to exploit vulnerabilities in a serial form. This allows the attacker to traverse or "leap-frog" across the network to an advantageous position”. The most likely scenario would expect the attack to come from inside the network when we are looking at the financial network. I have read this risk assessment and it is too general to connect dots as to how a financial “crisis” might be timed and executed, but it is very clear that it can happen.

We know how leftist activists created a crisis and turned the mortgage lending business into a “mortgage welfare entitlement” lending policy. We know that the hub we know as “mortgage banking” failed, bringing down the rest of the economy with it. What we don’t know is how the failure was timed.

My guess is that the science of networks was used to tilt the election in Obama’s favor and damage the economy to such an extent that reshaping it along a socialist paradigm became possible.

One of my hopes in writing this article is to encourage real network scientists to take a look at my hypothesis. One friend who is a scientist at Amherst says I am on the right track, but that isn’t enough to make a definitive statement.

Remember all that talk about how savvy the Obama campaign was about using the Internet? Remember all those Internet CEO’s who were on the Obama team? Remember that George Soros, "the man who broke the Bank of England", the king of creating market and currency crisis, was on Obama’s team? Can you really imagine a likely scenario where these people do not know about network science and how to use a created crisis to get what they want?

We know for sure that a crisis was deliberately created with malice aforethought by enemies of our country and liberal politicians. They overtly said they would do it and they did. Many of these created events have damaged our nation since 1970. The culprits aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they did it. Decent Americans have trouble believing that people could deliberately do something so evil. That is how deliberately evil people pull the wool over the eyes of decent people.

This isn’t a conspiracy theory. No black helicopters or deep throats. It isn’t hidden and it isn’t secret. It is easily visible for those who have eyes to see. Those radical socialists who used deliberately created crisis tactics were successful beyond their expectations. I am reminded of Osama Ben Laden’s pleasant surprise when he was informed about how successful the 9/11 attack had been. I imagine Obama shares Osama’s elation over his unlikely success.

Aristotle the Hun, the Reverend Big Goon, and Good Shepherd Sam

Friday, February 20, 2009

Obama Eligibility Question Still Unresolved!

Apuzzo told WND the biggest question, and reason for asking more questions, is the fact Obama has enlisted law firms across the nation to battle every attempt to access his birth, schooling, immigration or passport records.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=89428


Friday, February 20, 2009
OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL
WorldNetDaily Exclusive
States reviewing 'eligibility'

Campaigners who have brought dozens of lawsuits challenging President Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office under constitutional requirements he be a "natural born" citizen continue chasing those cases through arguments over discovery and hearing schedules, but now they also have turned their attention to state legislatures, which could require their states to verify such information about candidates.

At least three proposals have been submitted to state legislatures since Obama's election in November, and at least one – in Oklahoma – has gained enough traction to pass a committee vote.

WND has reported on the many legal challenges against which Obama has assembled teams of lawyers. The complaints largely allege Obama does not meet the "natural born citizen" clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which reads, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some claim he was not born in Hawaii, as he insists, but in Kenya. Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Several details of Obama's past have added twists to the question of his eligibility and citizenship, including his family's move to Indonesia when he was a child and on what nation's passport he traveled to Pakistan in the '80s. Also, family members have given conflicting reports of his place of birth.

Where's the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the "natural-born American" clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 250,000 others and sign up now!

While a search of the website for the the National Conference of State Legislatures did not reveal any concerted effort on the issue in state assemblies, lawmakers in at least three states have pursued verification.

The effort that appears to have the most momentum is a proposed bill by Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow that would require anyone running for elected office to show proof of U.S. citizenship.

His measure obtained approval at the committee level.

Participants in Oklahoma newspaper forums seemed mostly pleased.
"This bill signifies the beginning of the end for 'bama. … When the year 2012 comes along and 'bama wants to be put on the ballot they are going to require that he show up with a Birth Certificate (that is if he makes it that far after being asked to step down and forced to live his life in exile like Napoleon Bonaparte). He is going to tell them 'well I'm the President I don't have to have any documentation.' They are going to tell him 'sorry this is not Indonesia,'" said one.

According to the Dayton Daily News, Ohio Rep. Diana Fessler, R-New Carlisle, also proposed a resolution that "encouraged" the Electoral College to "exercise due diligence to ensure that the persons for whom they cast their ballots for president and vice president of the United States are citizens of the United States" by examining candidates' birth certificates.

Fessler said she proposed the idea because of requests from members of her constituency. She said members of the Ohio House already have to show proof that they were elected by providing "official paperwork."

Contributors to the Daily News forum divided over the issue.

"Why doesn't Mr. Obama make his actual real birth certificate available to the various electoral commissions or an independent agency such as the FBI for verification? How can he have the highest level TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE in our government without true documentation?" asked one.

Another, however, said those who have concerns over Obama's eligibility should get over it.
Just this week, lawmakers in Montana tabled a plan to require presidential candidates to provide state officials with a verification of their eligibility.

The Montana Senate State Administration Committee reviewed the plan to require the evidence, and opponents said state law already ensured candidates' qualifications.

"A candidate for president, vice president, or a congressional office shall include as part of the declaration for nomination a sworn affidavit in the form prescribed by the secretary of state by rule. The affidavit must include a statement that the candidate complies with all birth, age, citizenship, and residency requirements prescribed by the United States Constitution for the office the candidate is seeking," the plan proposed.

Specifically for president or vice president, the documentation must include "a certified copy of the candidate's birth certificate or other documentation that has equal effect of a birth certificate under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the candidate waas born that shows the candidate was born within a state or territory of the United States."

State lawmakers in Tennessee also are getting involved but in a different way. Stacey Campfield, Frank Niceley, Eric Swafford and Glen Casada have agreed to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit over Obama's eligibility being prepared by California attorney Orly Taitz.

Taitz told WND earlier the case also probably will include members of the military as plaintiffs, because both state lawmakers and military officers are obliged to follow orders from the president and need to know if the orders are legitimate.

If a president is not qualified, she said, "In the military, those would be unlawful orders, and [following them] would subject the officers to court-martial. In the legislatures, they cannot follow any of his bills or orders … they don't know who he is."

An extended list of legal challenges to Obama's eligibility has been compiled at TheRightSideofLife.com.

Spokesmen for Obama have called the legal challenges garbage.

Here is a partial listing and status update for some of the cases over Obama's eligibility:

New Jersey attorney Mario Apuzzo has filed a case on behalf of Charles Kerchner and others alleging Congress didn't properly ascertain that Obama is qualified to hold the office of president.
Philip J. Berg, a Pennsylvania Democrat, demanded that the courts verify Obama's original birth certificate and other documents proving his American citizenship. Berg's latest appeal, requesting an injunction to stop the Electoral College from selecting the 44th president, was denied.

Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.

Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut's secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.

Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case is pending, and lawyers are seeking the public's support.

Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama's vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.

Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama's eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama's citizenship. His case was denied.

In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.
In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama's citizenship. The case was denied.

In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama's birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia's secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.

California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.

In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog that raise questions about Obama's eligibility include:
In Texas, Darrel Hunter vs. Obama later was dismissed.
In Ohio, Gordon Stamper vs. U.S. later was dismissed.
In Texas, Brockhausen vs. Andrade.
In Washington, L. Charles vs. Obama.
In Hawaii, Keyes vs. Lingle, dismissed.

WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi had gone to both Kenya and Hawaii prior to the election to investigate issues surrounding Obama's birth. But his research and discoveries only raised more questions.

The governor's office in Hawaii said there is a valid certificate but rejected requests for access and left ambiguous its origin: Does the certificate on file with the Department of Health indicate a Hawaii birth or was it generated after the Obama family registered a Kenyan birth in Hawaii, which the state's procedures allowed at the time?

Apuzzo told WND the biggest question, and reason for asking more questions, is the fact Obama has enlisted law firms across the nation to battle every attempt to access his birth, schooling, immigration or passport records.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

All Kanjorski - Bank run - posts removed.

Because of imprecise comments by Representative Paul E. Kanjorski a whole internet buzz was started that need to be corrected. So as to not lose the part of the story that was valid there is a new post on this blog How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation

Everyone of the posts on this blog concerning Representative Paul E. Kanjorski (D) - PA and his comments on video from C-SPAN's Washington Journal on January 27 have been removed from this site.

Several hours work down the drain but I am not angry I am grateful. This blog is working like I want it to work. On the title page I say "This blog was started to give people a source of information they can trust. I almost never make the mistake of including scams, false rumors, or poorly researched items. I encourage readers to alert me if they spot an anomaly. It will be quickly corrected."

I made a mistake and thanks to one of my readers a wide spread internet rumor was corrected.

cncrnd has left a new comment on your post
http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=2205

"American Daughter" points to article at
http://zerohedge.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-world-almost-came-to-end-at-2pm-on.html

"Zero Hedge"

See update at end of "Zero Hedge" article, quoted here:/begin quote/

"Update - for all who claim that Kanjorski is yapping with a few screws loose upstairs, take a look at this clip: http://financialserv.edgeboss.net/wmedia/financialserv/hearing092408.wvx

and fast forward to the 1 hour, 50 minute and 48 second mark. This is archived footage from the September 24 House Financial Services hearing at which both Paulson and Bernanke are present. Kanjorski asks Paulson this very question, and states to Paulson, that the information came originally from him. Now, Kanjorski may be anything but not senile as he is merely repeating facts that Paulson tells him. And Paulson does not refute the facts. His explanation is somewhat amusing. Make your own conclusions. /end quote/

Thank you very much reader!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FBI Investigating 38+ Cases Related to Financial Crisis

FBI Investigating 38+ Cases Related to Financial Crisis (ABC News)
http://investigatingobama.blogspot.com/2009/02/fbi-investigating-38-cases-related-to.html

Will these investigators be motivated to get to the depths of the financial crisis -- including Congress -- including the Cloward-Piven organization behind the revised Community Reinvestment Act? Keep in mind that naysayers of the CRA's impact ignore how this condoned the practice of giving out bad mortgages, overall. After all, what goes for Fannie-Mae "backed" mortgages to poor people in the inner city also goes in principle for unregulated mortgagers and their loans to others. "Fairness," after all....

That, not to mention the large mortgagers being sued (by Barack Obama and other ACORN lawyers) to make unjustified loans. I.O. is looking for the video of the man who said he was in a board meeting at a bank, when ACORN people broke into the room and encircled all at the table, standing silently behind them for awhile, then departing -- one of them being Barack Obama.

Initial excerpt from the recommended ABC News article:

Fraud 'Directly Related' to Financial Crisis Probed
FBI Agents Could be Reassigned from National Security Due to Booming Caseload
By Jason Ryan, Feb. 11, 2009

The FBI has opened investigations into more than 500 cases of alleged corporate fraud, including 38 that involve major firms and are "directly related" to the national economic crisis, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told Congress today.


FBI Says 38 Firms Directly Involved in Current Financial Crisis Could Expand to Over 100 firms Currently Over 500 Ongoing Corporate Fraud Investigations; TARP IG Warns of Fraud

The surge in white-collar investigations is putting such a strain on the FBI that Pistole said the bureau is considering reassigning agents from national security, which has been the bureau's priority since the 9/11 attacks.

"The FBI has more than 530 open corporate fraud investigations, including 38 corporate fraud and financial institution matters directly related to the current financial crisis," Pistole told the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

The 38 companies, he said, "are significantly large companies, businesses everyone knows about but I cannot comment publicly."

Pistole's comments suggested widespread criminal activity among many of the nation's corporate giants.

"These are significantly large, similar to Enron," Pistole said. The number of firms under scrutiny could eventually top 100, as the investigations widen, he said.


Will this federal investigation flesh out all the criminals and scoundrels on and behind the scene, or will it be used to focus the spotlights away from Congress and the friends of Barack? Clue-1: just look for the words, "Congress" and "oversight." Clue-2: who is being targeted, but private enterprises, a.k.a., capitalists, a.k.a., bourgeosie?

One must believe there was oversight -- just not moral, ethical oversight. Then, what kind of oversight?

America slides into the sewer

http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/3362491/america-slides-into-the-sewer.thtml

America slides into the sewer
Bt Melanie Phillips

16th February 2009

While American Jews and many Israelis still have their heads stuck firmly in the sand about Obama, there is huge and growing concern in more informed Israeli governmental circles that Israel faces the most unfriendly or even hostile President that anyone can recall -- and this at a time when the drums of Iranian genocide are beating ever more loudly. Such concern has been deepened by his decision at the weekend to ‘help plan’ the 'Durban 2' UN conference.

This event, which I wrote about recently here, is a re-run of the UN’s anti-Jew hate-fest that was held a few days before 9/11under the grotesque misnomer of a human rights conference. 'Durban 2', due to take place next April in Geneva, looks set to be even worse. Its first draft declaration singled out Israel for the usual delegitimisation and libels which are a stock in trade of the Islamist world and now, alas, much of the western intelligentsia marching under the inverted 'human rights' banner which is a fig-leaf for Jew-hatred. It says the Palestinians are the victims of Israeli oppression, implies that Zionism itself is racism, and calls for the end of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and (as in Durban I) for the ‘right of return’ for Palestinians, which would mean the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state.

Now its revised draft declaration says that Israel’s law of return – which merely gives all Jews the right to live in Israel – is racist, which is a way of reviving the discredited and disgusting ‘Zionism is racism’ UN trope; it embraces Holocaust denial by proposing to delete any reference to the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust on the grounds that the number is ‘questionable’; it creates a hierarchy of victims with Muslims on top and the ‘intellectual and ideological validation of Islamophobia’ deemed to be the ‘most disturbing phenomenon’ – this when Jews around the world are being subjected to an upsurge in anti-Jew hatred and violence, including many attacks by Muslims.

To prove what a farce this is, and how lethal, the chief ‘anti-racism’ negotiator at Durban 2 is Iran, which is dominating proceedings – Iran, which denies the Holocaust, intends to carry out a second nuclear one against Israel and then destroy the rest of the free world.

Israel, the Netherlands and Canada have already said they will have nothing to do with this grotesque inversion of human rights. Until now, Britain and America have been wringing their hands while saying ‘wait and see’ – as too has the UK’s spineless Jewish community leadership, which thinks that by continuing to ‘engage’ with the 'Durban 2' planning process it may sanitise the conference of its worst aspects. The revised draft declaration is its answer.

The key point is -- as the UN watcher Anne Bayefsky tirelessly tells us -- that it is impossible to sanitise' Durban 2' because its whole purpose is to reaffirm and implement the Declaration produced by Durban One. This Declaration asserts that Palestinians are victims of Israeli racism. So participation in this process legitimises the mantra of Israeli racism.

Now Obama has stopped wringing America’s hands and is plunging them instead deep into the sewer. By taking part in the planning of 'Durban 2', the American President is legitimising a process which is intrinsically anti-Jew and anti-west. As Bayefsky writes:

In truth, this Obama trip to the U.N. represents an abandonment of Israel. All his campaign promises to the contrary, sacrificing Israel for the sake of currying favor with others — demagogues included — is clearly at the top of the new president’s agenda. Israel asked Obama not to attend. Canada also pulled out of Durban II and expected American support. Instead, today’s American foreign policy leaves America’s closest ally and its biggest trading partner out in the cold.

So much for Obama’s undertakings to America’s Jews. Last November, the Jewish Chronicle reported:

Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have assured Jewish leaders that the United States will not take part in the so-called Durban II conference, the JC has learned. The now-notorious 2001 Durban Conference became a forum for extreme anti-Israel sentiment and antisemitism. A senior executive from an international Jewish body said he had been told: ‘President Obama is fully aware of the dangers of participating in this conference.’

When will America’s Jews become fully aware of the dangers of President Obama?