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Egyptian Riots 02/01/2011

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For more than a week, the people of Egypt have been rioting against an oppressive government of 30 years.

“Decades of frustration, borne out of police brutality, systematic corruption and desperate poverty, exploded into revolutionary anger overnight. And the bad news for Mubarak is that this anger shows no sign of abating” (Bradley, Daily Mail).

And Mubarak is refusing to step down, despite the pleas of the people.  Instead, the police and military have been mobilized against the protesters, and the death toll is already above 100.

And throughout these riots, the White House has claimed its neutrality, a shocking contrast to the America of the past where freedom from dictatorships was who we were.  We believed in freedom.

Thus far, Americans have not been targeted as part of the protest, but it will not be long before the Egyptian people, and perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood will use this to their advantage, realize that a main reason Mubarak and his government have remained in power so long is support from the United States.  As we do so often in our recent history, the United States has backed yet another dictator over the freedom of its people.  Other examples in the Middle East are the Shah of Iran after the CIA/MI6 overthrow of the Iranian democratic leader and (ironically) Saddam Hussein.  America’s more recent track record doesn’t bode well.

With America being such a great ally of Egypt, one must wonder who America is friends with – the hated dictator or the people of Egypt?

America was founded on an uprising against a King and Parliament who overtaxed and treated the colonies like a group of second-class citizens.

The people of Egypt have been the victims of brutality (example: a 13 year old boy beaten and raped by police for suspicion of stealing tea), vast corruption, and censorship.  Egypt has out up with more than our Founding Fathers did before they chose to retake their freedom.  And yet the President of the United States will not choose to support the protesters and the freedom of the Egyptian people because of political bounds to the dictatorial government of Egypt?  What happened, America?

Why has President Obama said that protesters have the responsibility to “express themselves peacefully”?  Think about it.  Expressing yourself peacefully in a regime that throttles the press, arrests and beats citizens without cause, and Obama would have them express themselves peacefully?  President Mubarak has already closed all routes of effective expression of opposing views peacefully.

And as history should teach us, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” (JFK).

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1352090/EGYPT-RIOTS-Hosni-Mubarak-beware-comes-next.html#ixzz1Ci1Y2qEo

 

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Government Lawsuit Against Arizona – Revealing Our Illegal Government 07/08/2010

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The federal government has brought a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over S.B. 1070, which allows police in Arizona to look into the immigration status of people under suspicion of being illegal who have committed another violation or offense. Arizona, along with other states along the border, are very adversely affected by illegal immigration, even including kidnappings and murders because of human trafficking and drug gangs from Mexico.

According to the lawsuit, the federal government wants to permanently declare S.B. 1070 invalid, “because S.B. 1070 is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.” Incidentally, United States Code Title 8, 1227, a law by the federal government, allows the deportation of immigrants through a criminal act (such as moral turpitude, murder, forgery, trafficking, falsely claiming citizenship, being an illegal immigrant, etc.) – so, technically, the Arizona law is actually in accordance with the federal government code on this matter.

The Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution is the main argument for the federal government’s case in the lawsuit. Here is was has been dubbed “The Supremacy Clause” in Article VI:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

For years, the government has interpreted this passage as meaning that anything that the government does comes first over the states and citizens. However, this is incorrect: this clause makes it so that any treaties or laws made in accordance with the Constitution by the federal government supersede laws and treaties made by the individual states. The meaning of this clause, and much of the Constitution, has been lost to the federal government.

The lawsuit claims that the United States government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters, and then goes on to make the (absurd) claim that this power derives from the United States Constitution. Ironically, the Constitution the government claims is on their side in this matter is actually very much the opposite.

As I have already shown, the Supremacy Clause can only apply if the laws made by the federal government are in accordance with the US Constitution. There is only one reference to immigration/migration in the entire Constitution, in Article I, Section 9:

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

So, until the year 1888, the government could do nothing about immigration except put a tax or duty on the importation. Thus, now, they have the right to deny the immigration of peoples, but they can do nothing to force said immigration, or even to make laws about it at all – it isn’t up to the federal government. Thus, the “Supremacy Clause” cannot apply.

The lawsuit says that: “The United States understands the State of Arizona’s legitimate concerns about illegal immigration, and has undertaken significant efforts to secure our nation’s borders.” Interestingly enough, nothing is really being done by the federal government to stop the illegal immigration into Arizona.

The federal government is, essentially, in a business contract with the states. The government keeps their end, the states/citizens keep theirs, the partnership continues. If, at any time, the government does not keep their side of the agreement, the states and the citizens have a right and duty “to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” (Declaration of Independence). As Thomas Jefferson said, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

Here is part of the agreement:
Article III, Section 1 of the United States Constitution states:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

Shall protect each of them against Invasion? Does the illegal immigration over the Southern border, which is putting a burden on the economy, not to mention causing deaths and disappearances, not count as Invasion? How can it not be considered such? Yet the federal government, in one of the few things that they are supposed to do, is turning a blind eye, and even attempting to stop the states from protecting themselves.

This conduct alone, this extreme breach of contract, means that the bonds between the federal government and the States are legally dissolved. Legally, the federal government no longer has any power.

And, just to add to the reasons why the federal government has no right to be our federal government, I present, once again, the Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Arizona lawsuit has no legal grounds whatsoever – in fact, this lawsuit exposes how illegal our own government is.

Hillary Clinton Announces that Obama Will Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law 06/17/2010

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In an interview in Ecuador on June 8th, Hillary revealed that the Obama Administration is going to sue Arizona over their immigration law.

First off, more than half of America agrees with the Arizona immigration law, and many states wish to implement similar laws in the near future. With such support from citizens and states in the Union, one would think that Obama would never go so far as to challenge the Law in court…especially on the grounds that:

“President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.” (Quote from Hillary in the interview)

Contrary to the federal government’s belief, determining immigration policy is not in their power. The only part of the Constitution giving them any power in immigration is as follows:

Excerpt of Article 1, Section 9
“The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.”

Essentially, until the year 1888, the federal government could not keep states from allowing the immigration of those they see fit. They could only place a minor tax on such importation.

Since it is clearly after 1888, the government now has the power to keep states from allowing some immigration.

The federal government does not have the power to force a state to allow for the immigration for certain people. That power lies within the separate states themselves, along with most power in the country.

If Obama sues Arizona over the law, Arizona must win. There is no choice – the federal government does not hold the Constitutional right to force immigration of peoples upon a state. Need I repeat the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights?

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The power to keep people out of the States is not delegated to the US federal government by the Constitution, and it is not prohibited to the States by the Constitution – thus, it is reserved to the States or to the people!

(Then, of course, there’s the fact that the law is dealing with illegal immigration – thus, Invasion, which the federal government is supposed to protect the States and the citizens from. More on this in previous blog entry)

http://www.therightscoop.com/hillary-clinton-yes-obama-is-filing-a-lawsuit-against-the-arizona-law

Serious Violation of the Constitution – Obama Gives Strip of Arizona to Mexicans and Does Not Protect Americans 06/15/2010

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PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO

The following video reveals extremely important information about the Arizona border – and how Obama and our federal government are failing their constitutional duties. This is very wrong.

One does NOT take care of crime by relinquishing control of a crime-ridden area to the criminals and advising everyone else to stay away. That land belongs to Arizona – not Mexico, and not the federal government.

And even more importantly, the federal government is severely violating the Constitution, resulting in loss of American property and life. Article IV Section 4 of the United States Constitution states [emphasis mine]:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

How is drug and gang crime from a neighboring country, which results in the death and loss of Americans near the Southern border, NOT invasion? And now Obama has surrendered these lands to these invaders.

The federal government is REQUIRED to protect American citizens. It is one of the few purposes that the federal government was supposed to exist for! They are failing as our government – they are failing the American people.

From the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The federal government is there for our protection. Yet, time and time again, the federal government continues to violate our rights, our freedoms, for their own gain on their own whims. The more they do, the more they violate our rights.

Americans are being taken from their homes because the federal government is not even trying to do their job.

Americans are dying on American soil because the federal government is violating our Constitution.

How much more are we going to take? Our Founding Fathers revolted over taxation without representation – that is the least of our government’s crimes.

Letter from the Domestic Terrorist from Austin, Texas 02/20/2010

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Please read this letter and think about it – truly think about it.

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

While very few working people would say they haven’t had their fair share of taxes (as can I), in my lifetime I can say with a great degree of certainty that there has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind. Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

How did I get here?

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s. Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English. Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy. We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God). We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their “freedom”… and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Before even having to make a shaky recovery from the sting of the first lesson on what justice really means in this country (around 1984 after making my way through engineering school and still another five years of “paying my dues”), I felt I finally had to take a chance of launching my dream of becoming an independent engineer.

On the subjects of engineers and dreams of independence, I should digress somewhat to say that I’m sure that I inherited the fascination for creative problem solving from my father. I realized this at a very young age.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker. Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement. Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement. All she had was social security to live on.

In retrospect, the situation was laughable because here I was living on peanut butter and bread (or Ritz crackers when I could afford to splurge) for months at a time. When I got to know this poor figure and heard her story I felt worse for her plight than for my own (I, after all, I thought I had everything to in front of me). I was genuinely appalled at one point, as we exchanged stories and commiserated with each other over our situations, when she in her grandmotherly fashion tried to convince me that I would be “healthier” eating cat food (like her) rather than trying to get all my substance from peanut butter and bread. I couldn’t quite go there, but the impression was made. I decided that I didn’t trust big business to take care of me, and that I would take responsibility for my own future and myself.

Return to the early ‘80s, and here I was off to a terrifying start as a ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ contract software engineer… and two years later, thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706.

For you who are unfamiliar, here is the core text of the IRS Section 1706, defining the treatment of workers (such as contract engineers) for tax purposes. Visit this link for a conference committee report (http://www.synergistech.com/1706.shtml#ConferenceCommitteeReport) regarding the intended interpretation of Section 1706 and the relevant parts of Section 530, as amended. For information on how these laws affect technical services workers and their clients, read our discussion here (http://www.synergistech.com/ic-taxlaw.shtml).

SEC. 1706. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TECHNICAL PERSONNEL.

(a) IN GENERAL – Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

(d) EXCEPTION. – This section shall not apply in the case of an individual who pursuant to an arrangement between the taxpayer and another person, provides services for such other person as an engineer, designer, drafter, computer programmer, systems analyst, or other similarly skilled worker engaged in a similar line of work.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE. – The amendment made by this section shall apply to remuneration paid and services rendered after December 31, 1986.

Note:

· “another person” is the client in the traditional job-shop relationship.

· “taxpayer” is the recruiter, broker, agency, or job shop.

· “individual”, “employee”, or “worker” is you.

Admittedly, you need to read the treatment to understand what it is saying but it’s not very complicated. The bottom line is that they may as well have put my name right in the text of section (d). Moreover, they could only have been more blunt if they would have came out and directly declared me a criminal and non-citizen slave. Twenty years later, I still can’t believe my eyes.

During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time. I spent countless hours on the L.A. freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity. This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”. Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was loosing income that I couldn’t bill clients.

After months of struggling it had clearly gotten to be a futile exercise. The best we could get for all of our trouble is a pronouncement from an IRS mouthpiece that they weren’t going to enforce that provision (read harass engineers and scientists). This immediately proved to be a lie, and the mere existence of the regulation began to have its impact on my bottom line; this, of course, was the intended effect.

Again, rewind my retirement plans back to 0 and shift them into idle. If I had any sense, I clearly should have left abandoned engineering and never looked back.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks. Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s. Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that. The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco. However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall. Again, I lost my retirement.

Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed. Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare. Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months. This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive. Ironically, after what they had done the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY! After these events, there went my business but not quite yet all of my retirement and savings.

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change. Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while. So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done. I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work. The rates are 1/3 of what I was earning before the crash, because pay rates here are fixed by the three or four large companies in the area who are in collusion to drive down prices and wages… and this happens because the justice department is all on the take and doesn’t give a fuck about serving anyone or anything but themselves and their rich buddies.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA. This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income. I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need. The sleazy government decided that they disagreed. But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out. Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

So now we come to the present. After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again. But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle. After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order. I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting. Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit. By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented). Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone. The end result is… well, just look around.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the “great” depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn’t it ironic how far we’ve come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn’t have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it’s “business-as-usual”. Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution.

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)

02/18/2010

Keep America Safe: 100 Hours 01/09/2010

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Did it take you this long to realize that something in the system failed?

Behind Closed Doors – Health Care Negotiations Hidden from the Public Eye 01/07/2010

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“That’s what I will do in bringing all parties together, not negotiating behind closed doors, but bringing all parties together, and broadcasting those negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are.” Obama said this in a debate against Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2008.

Yet now Democrats are negotiating and discussing the health care bill behind closed doors. Congress is leaving out the GOP. Obama has done nothing to bring the parties together – he has forced them more apart than ever. The only thing allowing him to do this is the Democratic majority – but that majority will not last long.

The American people are fed up with the lies, the broken promises, the bribes, the deals behind closed doors, and a government that is not listening to the people.

Our President does not care about what the people believe or want – he wants to get items passed that he wants, and he wants to get them through quickly, without proper negotiations and process. He wants to be able to announce such new policies as great victories, when they are really devastating weapons against the people’s freedoms.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/White-House-We-will-NOT-discuss-broken-C-Span-promise-80829987.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/05/c-span-challenges-congress-open-health-care-talks-tv-coverage/

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100106/D9D279NO0.html

Even the Russians Knew… 01/05/2010

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In an opinion article on the Russian news site Pravda, the author blatantly laid out the process taking place in America, where capitalism and freedom are/were being replaced by Marxism and socialism. This was posted in April, 2009, just three months after Obama’s inauguration.

The Russians knew that America was doomed even before Obama’s election – how did we not?

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/107459-0/

Obama Hung in Effigy in Jimmy Carter’s Hometown – Secret Service Involved 01/04/2010

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A dummy of President Obama was found hanging from a sign dedicated to Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia. The Secret Service is now on a hunt for the person or persons responsible.

“The sheriff made this clear: This is a country that has freedom of speech, and we protect that right even when we think it’s idiotic and stupid and in bad taste,” said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department.

The display “appears to violate no law, said officials of the Secret Service.”

Yet, the Secret Service is investigating and is in search of who did it, when it is nothing more than a use of free speech? That is because the above quotes are not about the effigy of Obama, but another effigy:

Flashback: October, 2008, West Hollywood, California. Sarah Palin hung in effigy.

When Palin was hung in effigy, no one did anything about it because it was “free speech.” Even the Secret Service themselves admitted that the effigy violated no laws.

Hanging someone in effigy is a form of speech and protest, both of which the American people have a right to under the US Constitution. Hanging someone in effigy has long been a symbol of distaste, anger, or resentment and is sometimes used as an extreme way to communicate that you disagree with the person.

Whoever it was who hung Obama in effigy did nothing wrong. The Secret Service should not be hunting for them. The act was one of free speech and protest against the President – again, both rights are guaranteed through the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

http://hotairpundit.blogspot.com/2010/01/video-obama-effigy-hung-in-georgia.html
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/29/local/me-palineffigy29

Obama Snubs a King (and all of Norway) 12/10/2009

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Obama.
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President Obama has turned down a dinner with King Harald V, didn’t visit his own exhibition in the Nobel Peace Center, didn’t go to a concert that was arranged in his honor, and even dissed a group of children who were to meet him in front of City Hall.

Norwegians (those giving him the Peace Prize) are shocked and angered by these snubs. Obama is breaking tradition in such a way as being (likely) the most rude winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history. Some could try to pass it off as Obama simply not understanding European culture – but surely no one can buy that. He has people who know the culture advising him, and European culture is not so vastly different from American culture that it is entirely incomprehensible.

These actions are sheer arrogance.

President Obama is the way in which America is viewed by the rest of the world. He is our leader, thus, he (is supposed to) reflect the people. Obama has consistently showed himself to be mightier-than-thou, arrogant, rude, and, to put it simply, a lie. The Obama that the people elected was nothing more than a mask of hope – underneath, there’s just a boorish, self-centered man who has no idea how to even be a gentleman.

Is that how you want the world to view America?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-12-09/obamas-oslo-snub/