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Life in the Emerging American Police State: What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2014?

Government Spying, Militerized Police, Erosion of Property Rights, Common Core, Drones, Criminalizing childish behavior
Life in the Emerging American Police State: What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2014?


“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1

In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over again until he not only gains some insight into his life but changes his priorities.



Similarly, as I illustrate in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we in the emerging American police state find ourselves reliving the same set of circumstances over and over again—egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, etc.—although with far fewer moments of comic hilarity.

What remains to be seen is whether 2014 will bring more of the same or whether “we the people” will wake up from our somnambulant states. Indeed, when it comes to civil liberties and freedom, 2013 was far from a banner year. The following is just a sampling of what we can look forward to repeating if we don’t find some way to push back against the menace of an overreaching, aggressive, invasive, militarized government and restore our freedoms.

Government spying


It’s hard to understand how anyone could be surprised by the news that the National Security Agency has been systematically collecting information on all telephone calls placed in the United States, and yet the news media have treated it as a complete revelation. Nevertheless, such outlandish government spying been going on domestically since the 1970s, when Senator Frank Church (D-Ida.), who served as the chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence that investigated the NSA’s breaches, warned the public against allowing the government to overstep its authority in the name of national security. Church recognized that such surveillance powers “at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.” Recent reports indicate that the NSA, in conjunction with the CIA and FBI, has actually gone so far as to intercept laptop computers ordered online in order to install spyware on them.

Militarized police
With almost 13,000 agencies in all 50 states and four U.S. territories participating in a military “recycling” program, community police forces across the country continue to be transformed into outposts of the military, with police agencies acquiring military-grade hardware—tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield—in droves. Keep in mind that once acquired, this military equipment, which is beyond the budget and scope of most communities, finds itself put to all manner of uses by local law enforcement agencies under the rationale that “if we have it, we might as well use it”—the same rationale, by the way, used with deadly results to justify assigning SWAT teams to carry out routine law enforcement work such as delivering a warrant.

Police shootings of unarmed citizens

Owing in large part to the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, not a week goes by without more reports of hair-raising incidents by police imbued with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a battlefield approach to the communities in which they serve. Sadly, it is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later, such as the 16-year-old teenager who skipped school only to be shot by police after they mistook him for a fleeing burglar. Then there was the unarmed black man in Texas “who was pursued and shot in the back of the neck by Austin Police… after failing to properly identify himself and leaving the scene of an unrelated incident.” And who could forget the 19-year-old Seattle woman who was accidentally shot in the leg by police after she refused to show her hands? The lesson to be learned: this is what happens when you take a young man (or woman), raise him on a diet of violence, hype him up on the power of the gun in his holster and the superiority of his uniform, render him woefully ignorant of how to handle a situation without resorting to violence, train him well in military tactics but allow him to be illiterate about the Constitution, and never stress to him that he is to be a peacemaker and a peacekeeper, respectful of and subservient to the taxpayers, who are in fact his masters and employers.

The erosion of private property
If the government can tell you what you can and cannot do within the privacy of your home, whether it relates to what you eat or what you smoke, you no longer have any rights whatsoever within your home. If government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property. If school officials can punish your children for what they do or say while at home or in your care, your children are not your own—they are the property of the state. If government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family, your property is no longer private and secure—it belongs to the government. Likewise, if police can forcefully draw your blood, strip search you, and probe you intimately, your body is no longer your own, either. This is what a world without the Fourth Amendment looks like, where the lines between private and public property have been so blurred that private property is reduced to little more than something the government can use to control, manipulate and harass you to suit its own purposes, and you the homeowner and citizen have been reduced to little more than a tenant or serf in bondage to an inflexible landlord.

Strip searches and the loss of bodily integrity

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to protect the citizenry from being subjected to “unreasonable searches and seizures” by government agents. While the literal purpose of the amendment is to protect our property and our bodies from unwarranted government intrusion, the moral intention behind it is to protect our human dignity. Unfortunately, court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully draw our blood, strip search us, and probe us intimately. For example, during a routine traffic stop, Leila Tarantino was allegedly subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino. No contraband or anything illegal was found.

Invasion of the drones
As corporations and government agencies alike prepare for their part in the coming drone invasion—it is expected that at least 30,000 drones will occupy U.S. airspace by 2020, ushering in a $30 billion per year industry—it won’t be long before Americans discover first-hand that drones—unmanned aerial vehicles—come in all shapes and sizes, from nano-sized drones as small as a grain of sand that can do everything from conducting surveillance to detonating explosive charges, to middle-sized copter drones that can deliver pizzas to massive “hunter/killer” Predator warships that unleash firepower from on high. Police in California have already begun using Qube drones, which are capable of hovering for 40 minutes at heights of about 400 ft. to conduct surveillance on targets as far as 1 kilometer away. Michael Downing, the LAPD deputy chief for counter-terrorism and special operations, envisions drones being flown over large-scale media events such as the Oscars, using them to surveil political protests, and flying them through buildings to track criminal suspects.

Criminalizing childish behavior
It wouldn’t be a week in America without another slew of children being punished for childish behavior under the regime of zero tolerance which plagues our nation’s schools. Some of the most egregious: the 9-year-old boy suspended for allegedly pointing a toy at a classmate and saying “bang, bang”; two 6-year-old students in Maryland suspended for using their fingers as imaginary guns in a schoolyard game of cops and robbers; the ten-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for shooting an imaginary “arrow” at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination; the six-year-old Colorado boy suspended and accused of sexual harassment for kissing the hand of a girl in his class whom he had a crush on; and the two seventh graders in Virginia suspended for the rest of the school year for playing with airsoft guns in their own yard before school.

Common Core

There are several methods for controlling a population. You can intimidate the citizenry into obedience through force, relying on military strength and weaponry such as SWAT team raids, militarized police, and a vast array of lethal and nonlethal weapons. You can manipulate them into marching in lockstep with your dictates through the use of propaganda and carefully timed fear tactics about threats to their safety, whether through the phantom menace of terrorist attacks or shooting sprees by solitary gunmen.  Or you can indoctrinate them into compliance from an early age through the schools, discouraging them from thinking for themselves while rewarding them for regurgitating whatever the government, through its so-called educational standards, dictates they should be taught. When viewed in light of the government’s ongoing attempts to amass power at great cost to Americans—in terms of free speech rights, privacy, due process, etc.—the debate over Common Core State Standards, which would transform and nationalize school curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade, becomes that much more critical. These standards, which were developed through a partnership between big government and corporations and are being rolled out in 45 states and the District of Columbia, will create a generation of test-takers capable of little else, molded and shaped by the federal government and its corporate allies into what it considers to be ideal citizens.

The corporate takeover of America
The corporate buyout of the American political bureaucracy is taking place at every level of government, from the White House all the way to the various governors’ mansions, and even local city councils. With Big Business and Big Government having fused into a corporate state, the president and his state counterparts—the governors, have become little more than CEOs of the Corporate State, which day by day is assuming more government control over our lives. The average American has no access to his or her representatives at any but the lowest level of government, and even then it’s questionable how much really gets through. Never before have average Americans had so little say in the workings of their government and even less access to their so-called representatives. Yet one of the key ingredients in maintaining democratic government is the right of citizens to freely speak their minds to those who represent them. In fact, it is one of the few effective tools we have left to combat government corruption and demand accountability. But now, even that right is being chipped away by laws and court rulings that weaken our ability to speak freely to the politicians who govern us.

James Madison, the father of the Constitution, put it best: “Take alarm,” he warned, “at the first experiment with liberties.” Anyone with even a casual knowledge about current events knows that the first experiment on our freedoms happened long ago. Worse, we have not heeded the warnings of Madison and those like him who understood that if you give the government an inch, they will take a mile. Unfortunately, the government has not only taken a mile, they have taken mile after mile after mile after mile with seemingly no end in sight for their power grabs.

If you’re in the business of making New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve that 2014 will be the year we break the cycle of tyranny and get back on the road to freedom. As I’ve said before, it’s time for a second American revolution.











Government Spying, Militerized Police, Erosion of Property Rights, Common Core, Drones, Criminalizing childish behavior
Life in the Emerging American Police State: What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2014?


“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1

In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over again until he not only gains some insight into his life but changes his priorities.



Similarly, as I illustrate in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we in the emerging American police state find ourselves reliving the same set of circumstances over and over again—egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, etc.—although with far fewer moments of comic hilarity.

What remains to be seen is whether 2014 will bring more of the same or whether “we the people” will wake up from our somnambulant states. Indeed, when it comes to civil liberties and freedom, 2013 was far from a banner year. The following is just a sampling of what we can look forward to repeating if we don’t find some way to push back against the menace of an overreaching, aggressive, invasive, militarized government and restore our freedoms.

Government spying


It’s hard to understand how anyone could be surprised by the news that the National Security Agency has been systematically collecting information on all telephone calls placed in the United States, and yet the news media have treated it as a complete revelation. Nevertheless, such outlandish government spying been going on domestically since the 1970s, when Senator Frank Church (D-Ida.), who served as the chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence that investigated the NSA’s breaches, warned the public against allowing the government to overstep its authority in the name of national security. Church recognized that such surveillance powers “at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.” Recent reports indicate that the NSA, in conjunction with the CIA and FBI, has actually gone so far as to intercept laptop computers ordered online in order to install spyware on them.

Militarized police
With almost 13,000 agencies in all 50 states and four U.S. territories participating in a military “recycling” program, community police forces across the country continue to be transformed into outposts of the military, with police agencies acquiring military-grade hardware—tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield—in droves. Keep in mind that once acquired, this military equipment, which is beyond the budget and scope of most communities, finds itself put to all manner of uses by local law enforcement agencies under the rationale that “if we have it, we might as well use it”—the same rationale, by the way, used with deadly results to justify assigning SWAT teams to carry out routine law enforcement work such as delivering a warrant.

Police shootings of unarmed citizens

Owing in large part to the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, not a week goes by without more reports of hair-raising incidents by police imbued with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a battlefield approach to the communities in which they serve. Sadly, it is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later, such as the 16-year-old teenager who skipped school only to be shot by police after they mistook him for a fleeing burglar. Then there was the unarmed black man in Texas “who was pursued and shot in the back of the neck by Austin Police… after failing to properly identify himself and leaving the scene of an unrelated incident.” And who could forget the 19-year-old Seattle woman who was accidentally shot in the leg by police after she refused to show her hands? The lesson to be learned: this is what happens when you take a young man (or woman), raise him on a diet of violence, hype him up on the power of the gun in his holster and the superiority of his uniform, render him woefully ignorant of how to handle a situation without resorting to violence, train him well in military tactics but allow him to be illiterate about the Constitution, and never stress to him that he is to be a peacemaker and a peacekeeper, respectful of and subservient to the taxpayers, who are in fact his masters and employers.

The erosion of private property
If the government can tell you what you can and cannot do within the privacy of your home, whether it relates to what you eat or what you smoke, you no longer have any rights whatsoever within your home. If government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property. If school officials can punish your children for what they do or say while at home or in your care, your children are not your own—they are the property of the state. If government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family, your property is no longer private and secure—it belongs to the government. Likewise, if police can forcefully draw your blood, strip search you, and probe you intimately, your body is no longer your own, either. This is what a world without the Fourth Amendment looks like, where the lines between private and public property have been so blurred that private property is reduced to little more than something the government can use to control, manipulate and harass you to suit its own purposes, and you the homeowner and citizen have been reduced to little more than a tenant or serf in bondage to an inflexible landlord.

Strip searches and the loss of bodily integrity

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to protect the citizenry from being subjected to “unreasonable searches and seizures” by government agents. While the literal purpose of the amendment is to protect our property and our bodies from unwarranted government intrusion, the moral intention behind it is to protect our human dignity. Unfortunately, court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully draw our blood, strip search us, and probe us intimately. For example, during a routine traffic stop, Leila Tarantino was allegedly subjected to two roadside strip searches in plain view of passing traffic, while her two children—ages 1 and 4—waited inside her car. During the second strip search, presumably in an effort to ferret out drugs, a female officer “forcibly removed” a tampon from Tarantino. No contraband or anything illegal was found.

Invasion of the drones
As corporations and government agencies alike prepare for their part in the coming drone invasion—it is expected that at least 30,000 drones will occupy U.S. airspace by 2020, ushering in a $30 billion per year industry—it won’t be long before Americans discover first-hand that drones—unmanned aerial vehicles—come in all shapes and sizes, from nano-sized drones as small as a grain of sand that can do everything from conducting surveillance to detonating explosive charges, to middle-sized copter drones that can deliver pizzas to massive “hunter/killer” Predator warships that unleash firepower from on high. Police in California have already begun using Qube drones, which are capable of hovering for 40 minutes at heights of about 400 ft. to conduct surveillance on targets as far as 1 kilometer away. Michael Downing, the LAPD deputy chief for counter-terrorism and special operations, envisions drones being flown over large-scale media events such as the Oscars, using them to surveil political protests, and flying them through buildings to track criminal suspects.

Criminalizing childish behavior
It wouldn’t be a week in America without another slew of children being punished for childish behavior under the regime of zero tolerance which plagues our nation’s schools. Some of the most egregious: the 9-year-old boy suspended for allegedly pointing a toy at a classmate and saying “bang, bang”; two 6-year-old students in Maryland suspended for using their fingers as imaginary guns in a schoolyard game of cops and robbers; the ten-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for shooting an imaginary “arrow” at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination; the six-year-old Colorado boy suspended and accused of sexual harassment for kissing the hand of a girl in his class whom he had a crush on; and the two seventh graders in Virginia suspended for the rest of the school year for playing with airsoft guns in their own yard before school.

Common Core

There are several methods for controlling a population. You can intimidate the citizenry into obedience through force, relying on military strength and weaponry such as SWAT team raids, militarized police, and a vast array of lethal and nonlethal weapons. You can manipulate them into marching in lockstep with your dictates through the use of propaganda and carefully timed fear tactics about threats to their safety, whether through the phantom menace of terrorist attacks or shooting sprees by solitary gunmen.  Or you can indoctrinate them into compliance from an early age through the schools, discouraging them from thinking for themselves while rewarding them for regurgitating whatever the government, through its so-called educational standards, dictates they should be taught. When viewed in light of the government’s ongoing attempts to amass power at great cost to Americans—in terms of free speech rights, privacy, due process, etc.—the debate over Common Core State Standards, which would transform and nationalize school curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade, becomes that much more critical. These standards, which were developed through a partnership between big government and corporations and are being rolled out in 45 states and the District of Columbia, will create a generation of test-takers capable of little else, molded and shaped by the federal government and its corporate allies into what it considers to be ideal citizens.

The corporate takeover of America
The corporate buyout of the American political bureaucracy is taking place at every level of government, from the White House all the way to the various governors’ mansions, and even local city councils. With Big Business and Big Government having fused into a corporate state, the president and his state counterparts—the governors, have become little more than CEOs of the Corporate State, which day by day is assuming more government control over our lives. The average American has no access to his or her representatives at any but the lowest level of government, and even then it’s questionable how much really gets through. Never before have average Americans had so little say in the workings of their government and even less access to their so-called representatives. Yet one of the key ingredients in maintaining democratic government is the right of citizens to freely speak their minds to those who represent them. In fact, it is one of the few effective tools we have left to combat government corruption and demand accountability. But now, even that right is being chipped away by laws and court rulings that weaken our ability to speak freely to the politicians who govern us.

James Madison, the father of the Constitution, put it best: “Take alarm,” he warned, “at the first experiment with liberties.” Anyone with even a casual knowledge about current events knows that the first experiment on our freedoms happened long ago. Worse, we have not heeded the warnings of Madison and those like him who understood that if you give the government an inch, they will take a mile. Unfortunately, the government has not only taken a mile, they have taken mile after mile after mile after mile with seemingly no end in sight for their power grabs.

If you’re in the business of making New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve that 2014 will be the year we break the cycle of tyranny and get back on the road to freedom. As I’ve said before, it’s time for a second American revolution.













The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year

Will subsidize abortion-on-demand

The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year


WASHINGTON, —Even as President Obama’s now infamous claim, “If you like your plan you can keep it,” is being recognized as the “Lie of the Year” by an independent media watchdog, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the “Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year.”http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/dec/12/lie-year-if-you-like-your-health-care-plan-keep-it/



Big Lie No. 1: “The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges.” (Obama Executive Order 13535)http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-acts-consistency-with-longst

In the run-up to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Obamacare—Americans were repeatedly told and reassured by President Obama himself, including in a speech to a joint session of Congress in October 2009, that “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion…” In an 11th-hour ploy to garner the votes of a remnant of pro-life Congressional Democrats absolutely needed for passage in the House, the President issued an Executive Order that said"the Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges.”



At its core, the Hyde Amendment has two parts. It prohibits funding for abortion and funding for any insurance plan that includes abortion except in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Yet, many Americans woke up to the launch of the Obamacare exchanges only to discover that they had been misled and deceived.

Rollout of the Obamacare exchanges reveals that many health insurance plans will subsidize abortion-on-demand. For example, the preliminary data suggests that every insurance plan on the Connecticut health care exchanges will pay for abortion-on-demand. In the most recent example, we learned that 103 of the 112 insurance plans for Members of Congress and congressional staff include elective abortion coverage. Only nine plans offered exclude elective abortion. (Click here to view flyer regarding the nine plans.)http://chrissmith.house.gov/uploadedfiles/2013_12-02_floor_flyer_on_member_hc_plans.pdf

It is clear that there are numerous Obamacare plans that include elective abortion and billions of taxpayers’ dollars will now be handed out as credits to buy abortion-covering health insurance — a clear violation of the Hyde Amendment’s fundamental principle of restricting funds to abortion-subsidizing health insurance plans.

As with Mr. Obama’s promise that Americans can keep their current health insurance policy if they like it, implementation in the Obamacare exchanges of massive public funding of abortion coverage undermines the President’s credibility and word. As a direct result, hundreds of thousands of unborn babies will painfully die from dismemberment in surgical abortion or from chemical poisoning and forced expulsion from the womb.

Big Lie No. 2: Information about which Obamacare plans cover abortion “is on the website…it is available…” (Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a December 11 hearing.)

For months pro-life leaders have sought to get consistent clarity as to which Obamacare plans cover abortion and for months they have found the information nearly impossible to discern in any consistent way. Consumers deserve to at least know if the Obamacare plan they select includes abortion.Many Americans object to the destruction of human life and would be appalled to know they are purchasing a plan that includes such a brutal procedure.Yet, Secretary Sebelius remains unwilling to disclose that information even after telling Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15) she would do so at an October 30th appearance before the Energy and Commerce Committee.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RovXCcrmPHA&feature=youtu.be

Then on December 11, 2013, Secretary Sebelius appeared before the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Rep. Shimkus questioned her on why she has not provided the list.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b4RH2WroHU&feature=youtu.be In an apparent backtracking from her October 30th commitment to provide a list, Sebelius told Rep. Shimkus that “every plan lists plan benefits and the one plan benefit that they must list by law is abortion services, so as a shopper goes on, I would highly recommend that they look in the plan benefits section…” When Rep. Shimkus pressed further pointing out that he had examples of summary of benefits documents that do not indicate whether or not abortion is covered, she replied “It is on the website…it is available…”

Unfortunately her assurances ring hollow. Specifically, numerous summaries of benefits and coverage documents which can be viewed through www.healthcare.gov,https://www.healthcare.gov/ do NOT indicate whether or not abortion is covered. On December 13, 2013 the Charlotte Lozier Institute(CLI)http://www.lozierinstitute.org/elective-abortion-coverage-information-still-elusive/ issued a report demonstrating that this basic information that the Secretary stated is available is not available for many plans in New Jersey, Texas, Wyoming, and Alaska. The Lozier Institute concluded “from this survey sample of online websites via the federal exchange CLI concludes that clear statements of coverage of elective abortion via the [benefit summaries] and other plan documents are not the rule. If anything, they are the exception.”http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2009-12-24/pdf/CREC-2009-12-24-pt1-PgS14134-2.pdf#page=1

Big Lie No. 3:“In the Senate bill [which later became law], if you are receiving Federal assistance to buy insurance, and if that plan has any abortion coverage, the insurance company must bill you separately, and you must pay separately from your own personal funds–perhaps a credit card transaction, your separate personal check, or automatic withdrawal from your bank account–for that abortion coverage. Now, let me say that again. You have to write two checks: one for the basic policy and one for the additional coverage for abortion.The latter has to be entirely from personal funds.” (Senator Ben Nelson (NE), Dec. 24, 2009)http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2009-12-24/pdf/CREC-2009-12-24-pt1-PgS14134-2.pdf#page=1

Obamacare further breaks with long-standing law by establishing new abortion surcharges. The new law requires premium payers to be assessed a separate abortion surcharge every month to pay for abortions. Section 1303 clearly states that every premium payer in an abortion-covering plan will contribute a surcharge to an abortion fund to pay for other people’s abortions.Senator Nelson wrote this policy so the surcharge would be billed separately (as described in his statement above).However, new research published by Susan Muskett with the National Right to Life Committee indicates that insurance carriers are not actually billing the surcharge separately—despite the clear letter of the law.http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/12/bait-and-switch-the-obama-adminstrations-flouting-of-key-part-of-nelson-deal-on-obamacare/#.UsJlGPRDuSp

National Right to Life’s research provides a detailed outline of the Nelson Amendment and the failure to bill the abortion surcharge separately. Here are some examples of its findings:

Gretchen Borchelt, director of state reproductive health policy at the National Women’s Law Center, told the Huffington Post that “we used to talk about it as being two checks that the consumer would have to write because of the segregation requirements, but that’s not the way it’s being implemented.” (Huffington Post, Sept. 3, 2013).Likewise, a spokeswoman for Rhode Island’s Exchange told PolitiFact Rhode Island that “the customer is not billed a separate fee.” (Politifact, Oct. 2, 2013.) As PolitiFact notes, “it turns out to be a hidden fee.”

Despite the explicit statutory language, some state insurance commissioners are advising insurers that the state will not require them to collect the separate payments from enrollees, nor to even issue an itemized bill setting forth the separate costs.

Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner issued a bulletin,http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/docs/documents/insurer/bulletins/bulletin-13-24-nelson-amendment-073113.pdf to insurers on July 31, 2013, that requires issuers to have a segregation plan for abortion services, but asserts that “issuers are not required to provide enrollees with separate invoices for non-excepted abortion services and all other services covered under a QHP [Exchange plan], nor to provide enrollees with itemization on a single invoice for non-excepted abortion services and all other services covered under a QHP.”

New York State’s Department of Financial Services issued guidance,http://www.dfs.ny.gov/insurance/circltr/2013/cl2013_07.pdf to insurers on September 18, 2013 stating that: “QHP issuers that cover non-excepted abortion services must collect in the premium for each enrollee a payment for non-excepted abortion services. . . . The ACA permits QHP issuers to collect premiums for non-excepted abortion services and all other services in one transfer of funds. . . . QHP issuers will be in compliance with the ACA if they do not itemize non-excepted abortion services on the premium bill and collect both premiums through a single transfer of funds.” (emphasis added).

Washington State adopted a regulation stating that Exchange plan issuers must segregate funds for elective abortion, but “[t]his rule does not require an issuer to conduct two separate premium transactions with enrollees. [Note, nor does the regulation require an itemized bill]. For purposes of approval by the commissioner, the segregation of premium may occur solely as an accounting transaction.” [WAC 284-07-540].http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=284-07-540

While consumers will be paying an abortion surcharge (something that is not permitted under the Hyde Amendment), they may never know it.Between the failure to disclose abortion coverage at the outset and the failure to bill the surcharge separately, the consumer is left in the dark, unknowingly paying into an abortion fund.

This failure to disclose is a problem indicative of Obamacare plans nationwide and is why I have introduced the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” (H.R. 3279),http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr3279ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr3279ih.pdf a bill that requires information regarding either inclusion or exclusion of abortion coverage as well as the existence of an abortion surcharge to be prominently displayed. To rid Obamacare of its massive expansion of abortion-on-demand facilitation and funding, I have also introduced the “No Taxpayers Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 7).http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr7ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr7ih.pdf

Abortion isn’t health care—it kills babies and harms women. We live in an age of ultrasound imaging—the ultimate window to the womb and the child who resides there.We are in the midst of a fetal health care revolution, an explosion of benign interventions designed to diagnose, treat and cure the youngest patients. Obamacare’s abortion mandate violates federal law and makes taxpayers complicit in the culture of death.This is not reform. Will subsidize abortion-on-demand

The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year


WASHINGTON, —Even as President Obama’s now infamous claim, “If you like your plan you can keep it,” is being recognized as the “Lie of the Year” by an independent media watchdog, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, issued the following statement regarding the “Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year.”http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/dec/12/lie-year-if-you-like-your-health-care-plan-keep-it/



Big Lie No. 1: “The Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges.” (Obama Executive Order 13535)http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-acts-consistency-with-longst

In the run-up to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Obamacare—Americans were repeatedly told and reassured by President Obama himself, including in a speech to a joint session of Congress in October 2009, that “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion…” In an 11th-hour ploy to garner the votes of a remnant of pro-life Congressional Democrats absolutely needed for passage in the House, the President issued an Executive Order that said"the Act maintains current Hyde Amendment restrictions governing abortion policy and extends those restrictions to newly created health insurance exchanges.”



At its core, the Hyde Amendment has two parts. It prohibits funding for abortion and funding for any insurance plan that includes abortion except in the case of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Yet, many Americans woke up to the launch of the Obamacare exchanges only to discover that they had been misled and deceived.

Rollout of the Obamacare exchanges reveals that many health insurance plans will subsidize abortion-on-demand. For example, the preliminary data suggests that every insurance plan on the Connecticut health care exchanges will pay for abortion-on-demand. In the most recent example, we learned that 103 of the 112 insurance plans for Members of Congress and congressional staff include elective abortion coverage. Only nine plans offered exclude elective abortion. (Click here to view flyer regarding the nine plans.)http://chrissmith.house.gov/uploadedfiles/2013_12-02_floor_flyer_on_member_hc_plans.pdf

It is clear that there are numerous Obamacare plans that include elective abortion and billions of taxpayers’ dollars will now be handed out as credits to buy abortion-covering health insurance — a clear violation of the Hyde Amendment’s fundamental principle of restricting funds to abortion-subsidizing health insurance plans.

As with Mr. Obama’s promise that Americans can keep their current health insurance policy if they like it, implementation in the Obamacare exchanges of massive public funding of abortion coverage undermines the President’s credibility and word. As a direct result, hundreds of thousands of unborn babies will painfully die from dismemberment in surgical abortion or from chemical poisoning and forced expulsion from the womb.

Big Lie No. 2: Information about which Obamacare plans cover abortion “is on the website…it is available…” (Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a December 11 hearing.)

For months pro-life leaders have sought to get consistent clarity as to which Obamacare plans cover abortion and for months they have found the information nearly impossible to discern in any consistent way. Consumers deserve to at least know if the Obamacare plan they select includes abortion.Many Americans object to the destruction of human life and would be appalled to know they are purchasing a plan that includes such a brutal procedure.Yet, Secretary Sebelius remains unwilling to disclose that information even after telling Rep. John Shimkus (IL-15) she would do so at an October 30th appearance before the Energy and Commerce Committee.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RovXCcrmPHA&feature=youtu.be

Then on December 11, 2013, Secretary Sebelius appeared before the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Rep. Shimkus questioned her on why she has not provided the list.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b4RH2WroHU&feature=youtu.be In an apparent backtracking from her October 30th commitment to provide a list, Sebelius told Rep. Shimkus that “every plan lists plan benefits and the one plan benefit that they must list by law is abortion services, so as a shopper goes on, I would highly recommend that they look in the plan benefits section…” When Rep. Shimkus pressed further pointing out that he had examples of summary of benefits documents that do not indicate whether or not abortion is covered, she replied “It is on the website…it is available…”

Unfortunately her assurances ring hollow. Specifically, numerous summaries of benefits and coverage documents which can be viewed through www.healthcare.gov,https://www.healthcare.gov/ do NOT indicate whether or not abortion is covered. On December 13, 2013 the Charlotte Lozier Institute(CLI)http://www.lozierinstitute.org/elective-abortion-coverage-information-still-elusive/ issued a report demonstrating that this basic information that the Secretary stated is available is not available for many plans in New Jersey, Texas, Wyoming, and Alaska. The Lozier Institute concluded “from this survey sample of online websites via the federal exchange CLI concludes that clear statements of coverage of elective abortion via the [benefit summaries] and other plan documents are not the rule. If anything, they are the exception.”http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2009-12-24/pdf/CREC-2009-12-24-pt1-PgS14134-2.pdf#page=1

Big Lie No. 3:“In the Senate bill [which later became law], if you are receiving Federal assistance to buy insurance, and if that plan has any abortion coverage, the insurance company must bill you separately, and you must pay separately from your own personal funds–perhaps a credit card transaction, your separate personal check, or automatic withdrawal from your bank account–for that abortion coverage. Now, let me say that again. You have to write two checks: one for the basic policy and one for the additional coverage for abortion.The latter has to be entirely from personal funds.” (Senator Ben Nelson (NE), Dec. 24, 2009)http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2009-12-24/pdf/CREC-2009-12-24-pt1-PgS14134-2.pdf#page=1

Obamacare further breaks with long-standing law by establishing new abortion surcharges. The new law requires premium payers to be assessed a separate abortion surcharge every month to pay for abortions. Section 1303 clearly states that every premium payer in an abortion-covering plan will contribute a surcharge to an abortion fund to pay for other people’s abortions.Senator Nelson wrote this policy so the surcharge would be billed separately (as described in his statement above).However, new research published by Susan Muskett with the National Right to Life Committee indicates that insurance carriers are not actually billing the surcharge separately—despite the clear letter of the law.http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/12/bait-and-switch-the-obama-adminstrations-flouting-of-key-part-of-nelson-deal-on-obamacare/#.UsJlGPRDuSp

National Right to Life’s research provides a detailed outline of the Nelson Amendment and the failure to bill the abortion surcharge separately. Here are some examples of its findings:

Gretchen Borchelt, director of state reproductive health policy at the National Women’s Law Center, told the Huffington Post that “we used to talk about it as being two checks that the consumer would have to write because of the segregation requirements, but that’s not the way it’s being implemented.” (Huffington Post, Sept. 3, 2013).Likewise, a spokeswoman for Rhode Island’s Exchange told PolitiFact Rhode Island that “the customer is not billed a separate fee.” (Politifact, Oct. 2, 2013.) As PolitiFact notes, “it turns out to be a hidden fee.”

Despite the explicit statutory language, some state insurance commissioners are advising insurers that the state will not require them to collect the separate payments from enrollees, nor to even issue an itemized bill setting forth the separate costs.

Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner issued a bulletin,http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/docs/documents/insurer/bulletins/bulletin-13-24-nelson-amendment-073113.pdf to insurers on July 31, 2013, that requires issuers to have a segregation plan for abortion services, but asserts that “issuers are not required to provide enrollees with separate invoices for non-excepted abortion services and all other services covered under a QHP [Exchange plan], nor to provide enrollees with itemization on a single invoice for non-excepted abortion services and all other services covered under a QHP.”

New York State’s Department of Financial Services issued guidance,http://www.dfs.ny.gov/insurance/circltr/2013/cl2013_07.pdf to insurers on September 18, 2013 stating that: “QHP issuers that cover non-excepted abortion services must collect in the premium for each enrollee a payment for non-excepted abortion services. . . . The ACA permits QHP issuers to collect premiums for non-excepted abortion services and all other services in one transfer of funds. . . . QHP issuers will be in compliance with the ACA if they do not itemize non-excepted abortion services on the premium bill and collect both premiums through a single transfer of funds.” (emphasis added).

Washington State adopted a regulation stating that Exchange plan issuers must segregate funds for elective abortion, but “[t]his rule does not require an issuer to conduct two separate premium transactions with enrollees. [Note, nor does the regulation require an itemized bill]. For purposes of approval by the commissioner, the segregation of premium may occur solely as an accounting transaction.” [WAC 284-07-540].http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=284-07-540

While consumers will be paying an abortion surcharge (something that is not permitted under the Hyde Amendment), they may never know it.Between the failure to disclose abortion coverage at the outset and the failure to bill the surcharge separately, the consumer is left in the dark, unknowingly paying into an abortion fund.

This failure to disclose is a problem indicative of Obamacare plans nationwide and is why I have introduced the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” (H.R. 3279),http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr3279ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr3279ih.pdf a bill that requires information regarding either inclusion or exclusion of abortion coverage as well as the existence of an abortion surcharge to be prominently displayed. To rid Obamacare of its massive expansion of abortion-on-demand facilitation and funding, I have also introduced the “No Taxpayers Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 7).http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr7ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr7ih.pdf

Abortion isn’t health care—it kills babies and harms women. We live in an age of ultrasound imaging—the ultimate window to the womb and the child who resides there.We are in the midst of a fetal health care revolution, an explosion of benign interventions designed to diagnose, treat and cure the youngest patients. Obamacare’s abortion mandate violates federal law and makes taxpayers complicit in the culture of death.This is not reform.

Monday, December 30, 2013

2014: Year in which Americans woke to the threat of socialism-communism and, like the Tea Party movement, began to fight back

2014: Year in which Americans woke to the threat of socialism-communism and, like the Tea Party movement, began to fight back

Looking Into My 2014 Crystal Ball

Pundits are expected to make predictions for the year ahead and far be it for me to avoid what, generally speaking, depends on who is making them. Major trends are already in place and easy to predict as they proceed, but it is always unknown events that upend predictions. Mother Nature and perpetrators of evil can always be counted upon to provide them.



Since the Earth has been in a seventeen-year cooling cycle, I can safely predict there will be no “global warming” in 2014 and, given the other science-based factors, the likelihood is that 2014 will experience more colder weather and may even be an earlier predictor of a mini-ice age much the same as the one that occurred from 1300 to 1850.

As mentioned, it is the unpredictable events that will affect 2014. The good news is that the U.S. has seen far fewer hurricanes, tornadoes, and forest fires in recent years. The global cooling trend, however, is likely to cause more and larger blizzards.

“Climate change”? This is now the basis of all the lies we shall hear from the President to justify his five-year delay of the Keystone oil pipeline, his continued war on coal—affordable electricity—and other Environmental Protection Agency efforts to control our lives while denying the creation of the thousands of jobs the pipeline and other energy-related development would provide. Environmentalism is the enemy of the technologies that have transformed and enhanced our lives.



The November mid-term elections hold the promise of ridding Congress of some of the Democrats who unanimously voted for ObamaCare in 2009. It will also replace those Republicans-in-name-only, RINOs, who have joined Democrats in voting for legislation that advanced the socialism that is strangling the nation by expanding the federal government. I predict the ranks of “independent” voters will increase in 2014.

The erosion of the Democratic Party base will continue as ObamaCare afflicts millions of Americans who will lose their healthcare insurance plans, be deprived of using their personal physician, and see their costs increase. It is the essence of communism, providing the government with control over one’s life and, in too many cases, causing many to die for the lack of plans they previously had or the costs of those they are required to purchase. Those leaving the party will include women and the younger generation leaving college to discover there aren’t any jobs to help them cope with the debt they incurred to attend. Hispanics, too, show signs of leaving.

It is hard to predict what will occur within the Republican Party whose leadership has engaged in denunciations of the Tea Party movement. However, when the Tea Party movement elects more committed conservative GOP candidates, it will save the nation and the party. Suffice to say that Obamacare will be the gift that keeps on giving in 2014. It will, in time, be repealed.

Obama’s failed foreign policy will ensure that former allies will cease to trust the U.S. to support their need to deal with the rising threat of Islamic jihad in the Middle East and Africa. Obama has lost Egypt and Saudi Arabia as long-time allies. Israel is in a particularly perilous situation and the outcome of the Syrian civil war does not bode well for it or its neighbor Jordan.

Iran will be the greatest threat of war since the 1930s. And, yes, the U.S.-led “deal” will fail.

Polls reveal a growing unhappiness with the U.S. Congress. The President’s performance ratings have been falling and will continue to do so in 2014. The problem is the growth of socialism that began during and in the wake of the Great Depression of the 1930s. The pension debt and other benefits resulting from government worker unions has forced Detroit into bankruptcy and other American cities will follow.

By executive order the President just raised government salaries by 1%. Can he do that? Not really. Only the House can authorize such expenditures. Can he change ObamaCare without consulting Congress? Not really.

The mainstream media will continue to lose its credibility as the Internet affords Americans alternative means of finding out what is really occurring as opposed to the deceptive and manipulative efforts of the Obama administration. Having raised voter’s expectations of Obama, his fall will be dramatic in 2014. The mainstream media is largely composed of liberals who are the result of the transformation of education into socialist indoctrination that began in the 1960s. By contrast, conservative print and broadcast media will thrive. Fox News has more viewers than the networks and CNN, combined.

Events such as the current attack on Southern Sudan, and the on-going slaughter in Syria will continue. Christians throughout the Middle East and Africa will find themselves under continued attack. Muslim-on-Muslim violence will continue. Islamists are devoted to its “holy” war, including its own schism.

In America, privacy, an essential element of the Constitution, will continue to be diminished if Congress does not address the vast collection of information of all of our communications. Read the Fourth Amendment. It says in part that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”

We may see more states enact laws to defy ObamaCare. South Carolina is currently the only one. The Tenth Amendment says “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.”

Read the Constitution, you will not find the words “health” in it, nor “education”, nor ‘environment.’ The federal government should get out of these aspects of our lives.


My most positive prediction is that historians will look back at 2014 as the year in which Americans woke to the threat of socialism-communism and, like the Tea Party movement, began to fight back. 2014: Year in which Americans woke to the threat of socialism-communism and, like the Tea Party movement, began to fight back

Looking Into My 2014 Crystal Ball

Pundits are expected to make predictions for the year ahead and far be it for me to avoid what, generally speaking, depends on who is making them. Major trends are already in place and easy to predict as they proceed, but it is always unknown events that upend predictions. Mother Nature and perpetrators of evil can always be counted upon to provide them.



Since the Earth has been in a seventeen-year cooling cycle, I can safely predict there will be no “global warming” in 2014 and, given the other science-based factors, the likelihood is that 2014 will experience more colder weather and may even be an earlier predictor of a mini-ice age much the same as the one that occurred from 1300 to 1850.

As mentioned, it is the unpredictable events that will affect 2014. The good news is that the U.S. has seen far fewer hurricanes, tornadoes, and forest fires in recent years. The global cooling trend, however, is likely to cause more and larger blizzards.

“Climate change”? This is now the basis of all the lies we shall hear from the President to justify his five-year delay of the Keystone oil pipeline, his continued war on coal—affordable electricity—and other Environmental Protection Agency efforts to control our lives while denying the creation of the thousands of jobs the pipeline and other energy-related development would provide. Environmentalism is the enemy of the technologies that have transformed and enhanced our lives.



The November mid-term elections hold the promise of ridding Congress of some of the Democrats who unanimously voted for ObamaCare in 2009. It will also replace those Republicans-in-name-only, RINOs, who have joined Democrats in voting for legislation that advanced the socialism that is strangling the nation by expanding the federal government. I predict the ranks of “independent” voters will increase in 2014.

The erosion of the Democratic Party base will continue as ObamaCare afflicts millions of Americans who will lose their healthcare insurance plans, be deprived of using their personal physician, and see their costs increase. It is the essence of communism, providing the government with control over one’s life and, in too many cases, causing many to die for the lack of plans they previously had or the costs of those they are required to purchase. Those leaving the party will include women and the younger generation leaving college to discover there aren’t any jobs to help them cope with the debt they incurred to attend. Hispanics, too, show signs of leaving.

It is hard to predict what will occur within the Republican Party whose leadership has engaged in denunciations of the Tea Party movement. However, when the Tea Party movement elects more committed conservative GOP candidates, it will save the nation and the party. Suffice to say that Obamacare will be the gift that keeps on giving in 2014. It will, in time, be repealed.

Obama’s failed foreign policy will ensure that former allies will cease to trust the U.S. to support their need to deal with the rising threat of Islamic jihad in the Middle East and Africa. Obama has lost Egypt and Saudi Arabia as long-time allies. Israel is in a particularly perilous situation and the outcome of the Syrian civil war does not bode well for it or its neighbor Jordan.

Iran will be the greatest threat of war since the 1930s. And, yes, the U.S.-led “deal” will fail.

Polls reveal a growing unhappiness with the U.S. Congress. The President’s performance ratings have been falling and will continue to do so in 2014. The problem is the growth of socialism that began during and in the wake of the Great Depression of the 1930s. The pension debt and other benefits resulting from government worker unions has forced Detroit into bankruptcy and other American cities will follow.

By executive order the President just raised government salaries by 1%. Can he do that? Not really. Only the House can authorize such expenditures. Can he change ObamaCare without consulting Congress? Not really.

The mainstream media will continue to lose its credibility as the Internet affords Americans alternative means of finding out what is really occurring as opposed to the deceptive and manipulative efforts of the Obama administration. Having raised voter’s expectations of Obama, his fall will be dramatic in 2014. The mainstream media is largely composed of liberals who are the result of the transformation of education into socialist indoctrination that began in the 1960s. By contrast, conservative print and broadcast media will thrive. Fox News has more viewers than the networks and CNN, combined.

Events such as the current attack on Southern Sudan, and the on-going slaughter in Syria will continue. Christians throughout the Middle East and Africa will find themselves under continued attack. Muslim-on-Muslim violence will continue. Islamists are devoted to its “holy” war, including its own schism.

In America, privacy, an essential element of the Constitution, will continue to be diminished if Congress does not address the vast collection of information of all of our communications. Read the Fourth Amendment. It says in part that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”

We may see more states enact laws to defy ObamaCare. South Carolina is currently the only one. The Tenth Amendment says “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.”

Read the Constitution, you will not find the words “health” in it, nor “education”, nor ‘environment.’ The federal government should get out of these aspects of our lives.


My most positive prediction is that historians will look back at 2014 as the year in which Americans woke to the threat of socialism-communism and, like the Tea Party movement, began to fight back.

Leaving Afghanistan

Middle East holds the promise of a very ugly future. The implications for the U.S. can only be ignored at our peril

Leaving Afghanistan


On December 31, the United States is slated to begin removing its troops from Afghanistan. They have been there since shortly after 9/11 in 2001. At this writing, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security agreement that would permit contingents of U.S. and allied troops there to train and assist its security forces beyond the end of 2014.



Karzai says we have different definitions for terrorists. They were and they are the Taliban. He wants to negotiate with them. On Christmas day they attacked the U.S. embassy in Kabul. No one was injured.

In late December, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Martin Dempsey, held a Pentagon press conference in which they asserted that the Afghan security forces are capable of “overcoming and, in most cases, overwhelming their Taliban competitors for control of Afghanistan,” but that they “lack confidence.” In addition, they face a political transition in their central government, the outcome of which is unpredictable.

President Obama deemed the Afghan conflict a good war in contrast to Iraq. Since the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, it has been in a state of political crisis with constant attacks that kill Iraqis on a weekly basis. On Christmas day, Christians were attacked three times in Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least 37.



At the heart of the Afghan and Iraq problem is Islam


At the heart of the Afghan and Iraq problem is Islam, its long battle between Sunnis and Shiites, and its enduring hatred of Christians, Jews and all other faiths.

We’re in Afghanistan because it was an al Qaeda staging area for 9/11. Had we taken the approach that freed Kuwait from Iraqi conquest in 1990, we would have been in and out in short order. The U.S. led assault on Iraqi forces began in mid-January 1991 and it was over by late February.

Instead, we remained in Afghanistan. There were 630 U.S. casualties in the years between 2001 and 2008, but following Obama’s “surge” they increased to 1,544 between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, there have been 126. The Taliban suffered casualtiesl, but they did not go away. Parked in Pakistan, their main support, they can and will return. Much of Afghanistan’s problems stem from the establishment of Pakistan in 1947.

The National Priorities Project tracks the cost of the Afghanistan conflict, asserting that taxpayers have paid $683,242,655, 879 (and growing) since it began in 2001, calculating that it costs $10.45 million an hour.  The Iraq war cost $816,255,519,665.http://nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/

Neither conflict produced a desired outcome and, combined with Obama’s agenda to withdraw the U.S. from any military role in the Middle East, many Americans are believed to have embraced a neo-isolationism whose roots reach back to the Vietnam conflict and earlier. The reality is that most have grave doubts and concerns about five years of failed foreign policy by the Obama administration that has sided with Islamists.

A recent Pew poll said that 52% believe “the U.S. should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.”  The problem with that is the prospect of Middle East and African nations in which al Qaeda and other jihadists would gain control and expand their holy war on the West.

In an analysis of Afghanistan after a U.S. withdrawal, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies,http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/afghanistan-after-the-us-drawdown/ and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, noted recently that “Afghanistan has known some 2,600 years of foreign invasion. The invaders did much “to shape the country’s culture, religion, politics, and geography, and some of Afghanistan’s most critical turning points came as those invaders left the scene.”

There is considerable irony in what occurred when the then-Soviet Union invaded and was eventually forced out by Afghans and jihadists like Osama bin Laden who received considerable aid from the U.S. to drive out its army in 1989. This was followed by its collapse in 1991 and Afghanistan did as well, “into anarchy and civil war.”

Several scenarios were offered by Gartenstein-Ross, but given Afghanistan’s history few hold out much hope for a strong centralized government. As the Taliban say, the U.S. military wears watches while they measure time in decades and centuries.

My own best guess is that the Taliban conflict in Afghanistan will expand.
Whether an Afghan army, still in its earliest years, can protect a central government is anyone’s guess.

When jihadists are emboldened enough to try to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria and as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states join together to prepare for or deter a possible conflict with a nuclear-armed Iran, the Middle East holds the promise of a very ugly future. The implications for the U.S. can only be ignored at our peril. Middle East holds the promise of a very ugly future. The implications for the U.S. can only be ignored at our peril

Leaving Afghanistan


On December 31, the United States is slated to begin removing its troops from Afghanistan. They have been there since shortly after 9/11 in 2001. At this writing, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security agreement that would permit contingents of U.S. and allied troops there to train and assist its security forces beyond the end of 2014.



Karzai says we have different definitions for terrorists. They were and they are the Taliban. He wants to negotiate with them. On Christmas day they attacked the U.S. embassy in Kabul. No one was injured.

In late December, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Martin Dempsey, held a Pentagon press conference in which they asserted that the Afghan security forces are capable of “overcoming and, in most cases, overwhelming their Taliban competitors for control of Afghanistan,” but that they “lack confidence.” In addition, they face a political transition in their central government, the outcome of which is unpredictable.

President Obama deemed the Afghan conflict a good war in contrast to Iraq. Since the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, it has been in a state of political crisis with constant attacks that kill Iraqis on a weekly basis. On Christmas day, Christians were attacked three times in Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least 37.



At the heart of the Afghan and Iraq problem is Islam


At the heart of the Afghan and Iraq problem is Islam, its long battle between Sunnis and Shiites, and its enduring hatred of Christians, Jews and all other faiths.

We’re in Afghanistan because it was an al Qaeda staging area for 9/11. Had we taken the approach that freed Kuwait from Iraqi conquest in 1990, we would have been in and out in short order. The U.S. led assault on Iraqi forces began in mid-January 1991 and it was over by late February.

Instead, we remained in Afghanistan. There were 630 U.S. casualties in the years between 2001 and 2008, but following Obama’s “surge” they increased to 1,544 between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, there have been 126. The Taliban suffered casualtiesl, but they did not go away. Parked in Pakistan, their main support, they can and will return. Much of Afghanistan’s problems stem from the establishment of Pakistan in 1947.

The National Priorities Project tracks the cost of the Afghanistan conflict, asserting that taxpayers have paid $683,242,655, 879 (and growing) since it began in 2001, calculating that it costs $10.45 million an hour.  The Iraq war cost $816,255,519,665.http://nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/

Neither conflict produced a desired outcome and, combined with Obama’s agenda to withdraw the U.S. from any military role in the Middle East, many Americans are believed to have embraced a neo-isolationism whose roots reach back to the Vietnam conflict and earlier. The reality is that most have grave doubts and concerns about five years of failed foreign policy by the Obama administration that has sided with Islamists.

A recent Pew poll said that 52% believe “the U.S. should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.”  The problem with that is the prospect of Middle East and African nations in which al Qaeda and other jihadists would gain control and expand their holy war on the West.

In an analysis of Afghanistan after a U.S. withdrawal, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies,http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/afghanistan-after-the-us-drawdown/ and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program, noted recently that “Afghanistan has known some 2,600 years of foreign invasion. The invaders did much “to shape the country’s culture, religion, politics, and geography, and some of Afghanistan’s most critical turning points came as those invaders left the scene.”

There is considerable irony in what occurred when the then-Soviet Union invaded and was eventually forced out by Afghans and jihadists like Osama bin Laden who received considerable aid from the U.S. to drive out its army in 1989. This was followed by its collapse in 1991 and Afghanistan did as well, “into anarchy and civil war.”

Several scenarios were offered by Gartenstein-Ross, but given Afghanistan’s history few hold out much hope for a strong centralized government. As the Taliban say, the U.S. military wears watches while they measure time in decades and centuries.

My own best guess is that the Taliban conflict in Afghanistan will expand.
Whether an Afghan army, still in its earliest years, can protect a central government is anyone’s guess.

When jihadists are emboldened enough to try to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria and as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states join together to prepare for or deter a possible conflict with a nuclear-armed Iran, the Middle East holds the promise of a very ugly future. The implications for the U.S. can only be ignored at our peril.

The Hardest Part

My New Year’s resolution is to teach students what Jaybird taught me: When you face a task, do this first — the hardest part

The Hardest Part


One late December day, Jaybird, my boyhood best friend, and I were sitting by the fire, talking about the year behind and the one to come. When I asked him if he’d made any resolutions, he said, “Yep … to stay alive long enough not to make any resolutions for de year after next.”



Then he said, “I been watching how you work. You got a bad habit of doin’ de easy parts of jobs first. Dat’s ’xactly opposite o’ de way you oughta do ’em. Fuh de comin’ year, I want you to do de hardest part of any job first. Remember, de best way out is always through. People who take de easy way out always end up in de same place — out.”

Once again, my old black mentor had shared his great wisdom with me. He understood that when people postpone a job’s hard parts, they diminish the pleasure and sense of accomplishment that completing the task may bring, because they know the parts of the job they are reluctant to undertake still remain undone.

For over a decade, that wisdom has served me well in the classroom. In dealing with college students, I strive to eliminate their weaknesses before improving their strengths. The hard way requires undertaking the most difficult task first: eliminating irresponsible, counterproductive mindsets that hinder learning.



I have observed that many college freshmen have been misled into believing the world owes them whatever they need or want. How wrong! The world was here first — it owes them nothing; they owe the world. A disturbing number of them believe that just showing up for class is good enough, that ignoring the hard tasks — studying and learning — is acceptable … what I call the “entitlement attitude.”

My students discover early that they must abandon that attitude, or fail. When teachers give students what they don’t deserve, they are doing them a terrible injustice. Young people must be taught that earning one’s way in life is requisite to making life meaningful.

They must learn to do the hardest part first; they must realize that nobody starts at the top; they must accept the reality that building a strong educational foundation is one of the hardest parts of becoming an honorable, productive member of society; they must realize that in the workplace, one of the hardest parts will be accepting and completing the sometimes menial responsibilities that come with the initial steps of climbing the ladder to success; they must embrace the inviolable truth that anything worth having is worth struggling for.

Teachers must instill humility in students, and the certainty that an inflated view of one’s importance is bogus self-esteem. Winners are not prima donnas; they are humble, self-reliant, productive people who conquer the most difficult challenges first, and in time realize that doing so provides the experience that makes future challenges easier.

My New Year’s resolution is to teach students what Jaybird taught me: When you face a task, do this first — the hardest part. My New Year’s resolution is to teach students what Jaybird taught me: When you face a task, do this first — the hardest part

The Hardest Part


One late December day, Jaybird, my boyhood best friend, and I were sitting by the fire, talking about the year behind and the one to come. When I asked him if he’d made any resolutions, he said, “Yep … to stay alive long enough not to make any resolutions for de year after next.”



Then he said, “I been watching how you work. You got a bad habit of doin’ de easy parts of jobs first. Dat’s ’xactly opposite o’ de way you oughta do ’em. Fuh de comin’ year, I want you to do de hardest part of any job first. Remember, de best way out is always through. People who take de easy way out always end up in de same place — out.”

Once again, my old black mentor had shared his great wisdom with me. He understood that when people postpone a job’s hard parts, they diminish the pleasure and sense of accomplishment that completing the task may bring, because they know the parts of the job they are reluctant to undertake still remain undone.

For over a decade, that wisdom has served me well in the classroom. In dealing with college students, I strive to eliminate their weaknesses before improving their strengths. The hard way requires undertaking the most difficult task first: eliminating irresponsible, counterproductive mindsets that hinder learning.



I have observed that many college freshmen have been misled into believing the world owes them whatever they need or want. How wrong! The world was here first — it owes them nothing; they owe the world. A disturbing number of them believe that just showing up for class is good enough, that ignoring the hard tasks — studying and learning — is acceptable … what I call the “entitlement attitude.”

My students discover early that they must abandon that attitude, or fail. When teachers give students what they don’t deserve, they are doing them a terrible injustice. Young people must be taught that earning one’s way in life is requisite to making life meaningful.

They must learn to do the hardest part first; they must realize that nobody starts at the top; they must accept the reality that building a strong educational foundation is one of the hardest parts of becoming an honorable, productive member of society; they must realize that in the workplace, one of the hardest parts will be accepting and completing the sometimes menial responsibilities that come with the initial steps of climbing the ladder to success; they must embrace the inviolable truth that anything worth having is worth struggling for.

Teachers must instill humility in students, and the certainty that an inflated view of one’s importance is bogus self-esteem. Winners are not prima donnas; they are humble, self-reliant, productive people who conquer the most difficult challenges first, and in time realize that doing so provides the experience that makes future challenges easier.

My New Year’s resolution is to teach students what Jaybird taught me: When you face a task, do this first — the hardest part.

Our Children Don’t Want to Live Under the New World Order

Our Children Don’t Want to Live Under the New World Order

This article I do in dedication to my son who our family lost due to suicide Dec 12, 2012,my heart and our family as forever changed of the things in my life this shall stay with all my days,Miss you son DAD


Growing up is filled with challenges, disappointments, excitement and anticipation of the future. Growing up should contain some measure of enjoyment and the self-satisfaction that the pride in our own personal growth can bring. However, for too many of our soon-to-be young adults, life is filled with misery, disappointment and a sense of hopelessness. Society is responsible for providing an environment which fosters growth and the freedom to explore one’s limits. And for decades, America produced children which surpassed the accomplishments and life-style of the previous generation. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.

At one time in this country, parents formed the backbone for child development along with teachers and clergy. Today, the influences on our youth are not what they should be.

Today, where do these influences come from? A Gallup Poll from the late1950′s asked teens to rate their biggest influences on their attitudes and lives and they listed these variables in the following order:
1. Parents       2. Church     3. Teachers                         4. Peers          5. Media

Fifty years later, this same survey produced the following results:
1 & 2. Peers and media were in a virtual tie  
3. Parents   4. Teachers    5. Church
(information derived from a conference presentation on child safety sponsored by Arizona States in 2006).

Something Is Terribly Wrong

Increasingly for our young people, the world is not a safe place. In many areas of the country suicide has replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death.

There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for each suicide death. Therefore, the suicide rate is only small representation of the hopelessness being experienced by the younger generation. The misery index in this country for our young people is off the charts.

teen suicide 2Since 1968, suicides for people aged 15-24 have risen over 300%.  Suicide in now the second leading cause of death United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many countries of Western Europe. Russia, Vietnam and India are experiencing similar increases.

What is the number one reason why teens are killing
themselves? The straightforward and simple answer is that they have a foreboding sense of hopelessness.  Life is bleak and meaningless, and all their cell phones, IPADs and X-Box games can not fill the void of emptiness.Hopelessness is the number one predictor of suicide.

This Is Not the Way It Is Supposed To Be
Traditionally, when teens grow into adulthood, they begin to learn that they have a measure of control over their life. Through trial-and-error, teens gain knowledge and acquire the tools necessary to solve their problems in the best way that they could. In the past, when we felt hopeless, we pulled through our crises with the resources we had at our disposal and with the support from friends and family. Increasingly, that support has all but eroded.

For teenagers, their overwhelming sense of hopelessness is enough to cause them to take their own lives. Most teens who survive suicide attempts say that they tried to kill themselves because they were trying to escape a situation that seemed impossible to deal with, or they were trying to escape overwhelming feelings like rejection, guilt, anger, or sadness in which they lacked any significant degree of control.

Even Our Brave Young Warriors Do Not Want To Live In This World

 veterans One cannot watch a sporting event or a newscast without some praise being made in relation to our brave young warriors. Despite the glorification of our troops, a U.S. military veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes, or at the rate of 22 per day. When a young man or woman enlists to defend their country, they are idealistic. However, when serving one of their many tours in Afghanistan, they are ordered to guard the opium fields and to not fire upon the drug lords as they pass through military checkpoints. It is easy to understand that these young people can quickly lose their sense of duty and retreat into a lonely world where they trust nobody and their only goal is to survive.

When they are discharged from the service, they return to a nation which has a destroyed economy along with corrupt leaders who make the veterans question their service to their country. Most veterans, as in past wars, are riddled with guilt for the traumatic acts of survival that they had to engage in. However, unlike most of our past wars. they come to learn that their service is a charade, and they do not serve the American people and our national interests. Rather, they come to know that they serve the  stockholders of the oil companies, Goldman Sachs and the corrupt elite that run this planet. This is why Pat Tillman was murdered, because he was going to tell all and the military brass could not allow a person of this standing to reveal the true agenda of the war. Tillman could have become a one man TET offensive, which could have ultimately brought down support for the war in Vietnam.

One could argue that the post-traumatic stress of dealing with combat issues is the major reason why these veterans are killing themselves in record numbers. That might be considered to be true if this was America’s first war. However, compared to all the past wars, both popular and unpopular, our veterans are choosing suicide as a solution for living in a dehumanized world with no hope in record numbers. Children and veterans see through the deceit faster than the rest of us who are blinded by television and new media propaganda.

What Is the Solution?

Teenagers and veterans are the canaries in the mine. By their suicides, children and veterans are telling us how bad our world stinks. The solutions for these mental health issues do not lie within individually treating depression and accompanying suicidal symptoms. The problem I am describing here is systemic and global, not individual in its causation. Our new-found collectivist society is the culprit which is robbing of us our freedom and self-determination.That is the problem. It is inherent for humans to be free and without freedom, life becomes meaningless.

The New World Order controls society with its mindless entertainment with everything from American Idol, to the Oscars, to the NFL, and the propaganda machines of the networks and in our public schools are working overtime in an attempt to get children to accept their place in the NWO with an accompanying loss of freedom in the name of serving the “greater good” of collectivism.

Our children and our veterans are telling us that they do not want to live in this world and neither should you. I am not endorsing suicidal behavior. However, It is only a matter of time until all of us feel the same pervasive sense of hopelessness. IF you do not care about living in the squalor, filth and moral decadence that is the NWO, then maybe the welfare of your children should jolt you into action.

Conclusion
The hopelessness spreading across the country and planet is approaching epidemic levels. But what would you expect when the Satanists, we call the NWO, are running the planet. The cesspool that is now defines our planet is the result of living in a world with largely no morals and no spirituality.

If you want to see things change, then change yourself by rediscovering your spirituality and living a moral life. For when we all do this, it will not make any sense for us to accept the immorality of those who would be our global masters.

Maybe if our teens saw us standing up to the immorality, they might see a ray of hope in their future. Maybe, if we demanded that our government reach out to our vets instead of incarcerating and drugging them for incorrect political views, maybe they would want to rejoin society upon completion of their service. Maybe if we collectively grew a backbone and took our world back from Satan, we could live out our lives in the manner that our creator intended.

Start now! Pick out one cause that you can get behind and put everything you have into that cause. Whether it is the End the Fed movement, or forcing term limits on Congress, it does not matter. Do something, do it with others so our numbers can grow, before it is too late.


Finally it needs to be said sorry, but religion is overused and under explained in these issues. You can have morals and do the right thing. Trying to push religion on people is not the way to go right now. Religion has been around for a long time and let’s be honest is often part of the problem. Right away when you start throwing that around you are putting yourself above others. You can pray all you want and God bless you for your prayers, but we also have to get off our knees and get busy. Do your preaching to those who want to hear. Religious people are not the only force for good in this world..
There are many truths being rejected and even by all religions. Let’s get the truth out about what is really going on in this world. One being that religion is being used and perverted to aid corruption. Yes even yours. Religion is divisive in politics and is often used as a tool for tyranny. This is not a theocracy and for good reason. I have to say I am a believer , but won’t claim a religion or take part in organized religion. I have seen more hatefulness and cruelty by “religious” people in the last several years than I can stomach and very little reasoning and action.Set an example with your actions before you preach. Please? Stop blaming this sin or that sinner. I see most blaming the average person with vices rather than holding the criminal cabal running this country responsible and it is not a partisan issue. Don’t be fooled.
Our Children Don’t Want to Live Under the New World Order

This article I do in dedication to my son who our family lost due to suicide Dec 12, 2012,my heart and our family as forever changed of the things in my life this shall stay with all my days,Miss you son DAD


Growing up is filled with challenges, disappointments, excitement and anticipation of the future. Growing up should contain some measure of enjoyment and the self-satisfaction that the pride in our own personal growth can bring. However, for too many of our soon-to-be young adults, life is filled with misery, disappointment and a sense of hopelessness. Society is responsible for providing an environment which fosters growth and the freedom to explore one’s limits. And for decades, America produced children which surpassed the accomplishments and life-style of the previous generation. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.

At one time in this country, parents formed the backbone for child development along with teachers and clergy. Today, the influences on our youth are not what they should be.

Today, where do these influences come from? A Gallup Poll from the late1950′s asked teens to rate their biggest influences on their attitudes and lives and they listed these variables in the following order:
1. Parents       2. Church     3. Teachers                         4. Peers          5. Media

Fifty years later, this same survey produced the following results:
1 & 2. Peers and media were in a virtual tie  
3. Parents   4. Teachers    5. Church
(information derived from a conference presentation on child safety sponsored by Arizona States in 2006).

Something Is Terribly Wrong

Increasingly for our young people, the world is not a safe place. In many areas of the country suicide has replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death.

There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for each suicide death. Therefore, the suicide rate is only small representation of the hopelessness being experienced by the younger generation. The misery index in this country for our young people is off the charts.

teen suicide 2Since 1968, suicides for people aged 15-24 have risen over 300%.  Suicide in now the second leading cause of death United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many countries of Western Europe. Russia, Vietnam and India are experiencing similar increases.

What is the number one reason why teens are killing
themselves? The straightforward and simple answer is that they have a foreboding sense of hopelessness.  Life is bleak and meaningless, and all their cell phones, IPADs and X-Box games can not fill the void of emptiness.Hopelessness is the number one predictor of suicide.

This Is Not the Way It Is Supposed To Be
Traditionally, when teens grow into adulthood, they begin to learn that they have a measure of control over their life. Through trial-and-error, teens gain knowledge and acquire the tools necessary to solve their problems in the best way that they could. In the past, when we felt hopeless, we pulled through our crises with the resources we had at our disposal and with the support from friends and family. Increasingly, that support has all but eroded.

For teenagers, their overwhelming sense of hopelessness is enough to cause them to take their own lives. Most teens who survive suicide attempts say that they tried to kill themselves because they were trying to escape a situation that seemed impossible to deal with, or they were trying to escape overwhelming feelings like rejection, guilt, anger, or sadness in which they lacked any significant degree of control.

Even Our Brave Young Warriors Do Not Want To Live In This World

 veterans One cannot watch a sporting event or a newscast without some praise being made in relation to our brave young warriors. Despite the glorification of our troops, a U.S. military veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes, or at the rate of 22 per day. When a young man or woman enlists to defend their country, they are idealistic. However, when serving one of their many tours in Afghanistan, they are ordered to guard the opium fields and to not fire upon the drug lords as they pass through military checkpoints. It is easy to understand that these young people can quickly lose their sense of duty and retreat into a lonely world where they trust nobody and their only goal is to survive.

When they are discharged from the service, they return to a nation which has a destroyed economy along with corrupt leaders who make the veterans question their service to their country. Most veterans, as in past wars, are riddled with guilt for the traumatic acts of survival that they had to engage in. However, unlike most of our past wars. they come to learn that their service is a charade, and they do not serve the American people and our national interests. Rather, they come to know that they serve the  stockholders of the oil companies, Goldman Sachs and the corrupt elite that run this planet. This is why Pat Tillman was murdered, because he was going to tell all and the military brass could not allow a person of this standing to reveal the true agenda of the war. Tillman could have become a one man TET offensive, which could have ultimately brought down support for the war in Vietnam.

One could argue that the post-traumatic stress of dealing with combat issues is the major reason why these veterans are killing themselves in record numbers. That might be considered to be true if this was America’s first war. However, compared to all the past wars, both popular and unpopular, our veterans are choosing suicide as a solution for living in a dehumanized world with no hope in record numbers. Children and veterans see through the deceit faster than the rest of us who are blinded by television and new media propaganda.

What Is the Solution?

Teenagers and veterans are the canaries in the mine. By their suicides, children and veterans are telling us how bad our world stinks. The solutions for these mental health issues do not lie within individually treating depression and accompanying suicidal symptoms. The problem I am describing here is systemic and global, not individual in its causation. Our new-found collectivist society is the culprit which is robbing of us our freedom and self-determination.That is the problem. It is inherent for humans to be free and without freedom, life becomes meaningless.

The New World Order controls society with its mindless entertainment with everything from American Idol, to the Oscars, to the NFL, and the propaganda machines of the networks and in our public schools are working overtime in an attempt to get children to accept their place in the NWO with an accompanying loss of freedom in the name of serving the “greater good” of collectivism.

Our children and our veterans are telling us that they do not want to live in this world and neither should you. I am not endorsing suicidal behavior. However, It is only a matter of time until all of us feel the same pervasive sense of hopelessness. IF you do not care about living in the squalor, filth and moral decadence that is the NWO, then maybe the welfare of your children should jolt you into action.

Conclusion
The hopelessness spreading across the country and planet is approaching epidemic levels. But what would you expect when the Satanists, we call the NWO, are running the planet. The cesspool that is now defines our planet is the result of living in a world with largely no morals and no spirituality.

If you want to see things change, then change yourself by rediscovering your spirituality and living a moral life. For when we all do this, it will not make any sense for us to accept the immorality of those who would be our global masters.

Maybe if our teens saw us standing up to the immorality, they might see a ray of hope in their future. Maybe, if we demanded that our government reach out to our vets instead of incarcerating and drugging them for incorrect political views, maybe they would want to rejoin society upon completion of their service. Maybe if we collectively grew a backbone and took our world back from Satan, we could live out our lives in the manner that our creator intended.

Start now! Pick out one cause that you can get behind and put everything you have into that cause. Whether it is the End the Fed movement, or forcing term limits on Congress, it does not matter. Do something, do it with others so our numbers can grow, before it is too late.


Finally it needs to be said sorry, but religion is overused and under explained in these issues. You can have morals and do the right thing. Trying to push religion on people is not the way to go right now. Religion has been around for a long time and let’s be honest is often part of the problem. Right away when you start throwing that around you are putting yourself above others. You can pray all you want and God bless you for your prayers, but we also have to get off our knees and get busy. Do your preaching to those who want to hear. Religious people are not the only force for good in this world..
There are many truths being rejected and even by all religions. Let’s get the truth out about what is really going on in this world. One being that religion is being used and perverted to aid corruption. Yes even yours. Religion is divisive in politics and is often used as a tool for tyranny. This is not a theocracy and for good reason. I have to say I am a believer , but won’t claim a religion or take part in organized religion. I have seen more hatefulness and cruelty by “religious” people in the last several years than I can stomach and very little reasoning and action.Set an example with your actions before you preach. Please? Stop blaming this sin or that sinner. I see most blaming the average person with vices rather than holding the criminal cabal running this country responsible and it is not a partisan issue. Don’t be fooled.


No Soup for You America,Food as a WEAPON

No Soup for You America

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson


I grew up at a time in American history where school children were taught that people in the Soviet Union could not grow food without the express permission of the government, and we made fun of the Russians.

Now the United States is stating that its citizens may not grow food without the express permission of the government. The daily news media is replete with stories of government harassment against individuals attempting to grow their own food.

No Veggies for You


The USDA’s Rural Development Agency take pleasure in bullying the young and the handicapped as they are forbidding Rosie, a 4-year old girl, from South Dakota, from planting green vegetables in an unused area outside her subsidized housing unit.http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/4-year-old-girls-vegetable-garden-must-go-says-usda/

Rosie and her mom live on a fixed income disability payment of $628 per month. The garden vegetables growing just outside her backdoor was created to help provide a much needed boost to their food supply.

No Chickens for You
From Glendale, AZ., a posting on Phoenix’s permaculture message board revealed the following  development in which a man cannot raise chickens nor can this resident possess food-bearing plants. Welcome to Agenda 21.
http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/forum/topic/listForContributor?user=0fr8bt2mki29m

“I just got notice that I must get rid of my 3 chickens, chicken coop and garden and remove unripe fruit from my orange tree since my lot is not zoned for agriculture.  Yes, I got notified that my garden and any food bearing plants are not allowed.  My orange tree can stay as long as I remove all the unripe fruit from it.  I must rip up my garden and my grapevines. I live near 63rd and Kings.

The lady at neighborhood services said none of the above is allowed.  I asked about the garden and grapevines and she said food bearing plants attract pests and rodents and are not allowed in residential areas of Glendale.  Orange trees are allowed as long as the fruit is not allowed to ripen.  All unripe fruit has to be removed and disposed of.  I was told I could join a community garden if I want to grow my own food.  I think Glendale is starting to get desperate for making money.  She said the fine if I do not comply will be over $2000 per violation with up to six months imprisonment and community service.”http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/forum/topic/listForContributor?user=0fr8bt2mki29m

My question to the City of Glendale is “What difference does it make?”

No Fresh Goats Milk for You!



Don’t ever let the authorities know that you feed your baby healthy homemade baby formula instead of the establishment’s cancer-causing, GMO laced commercial formula.http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/state-threatens-to-take-baby-over-homemade-goat-milk-formula/

Alorah Gellerson of Brooklin, Maine is experiencing federal persecution because she was discovered feeding fresh goats milk to her three-month old son, Carson.

Gellerson complied with all government demands by no longer feeding her baby goats milk and substituting GMO laced milk. However, the authorities are still threatening to remove her son.


No Food for You America!


The lessons of history clearly demonstrate that dictatorial regimes will not hesitate to use food as a weapon against their own people in order to solidify power and impose absolute autocratic control. Food can be withheld from the masses by preventing it from being grown and harvested, by contaminating it and rendering it unfit for human consumption or by simply preventing food from being distributed to a targeted population.http://www.answers.com/topic/contaminate

The two most notable examples of dictators using food a weapon in order to destroy the free will of their people comes from the regime of Stalin.

Josef Stalin engaged in his own Soviet style Holocaust when, in 1932 and 1933, and estimated six to 20 million people in the Ukraine died from starvation when Stalin implemented his prescription of “hope and change” policies in order to eliminate the Ukrainian’s desire for becoming their own nation-state.

Upon assuming power, the Stalinist Communist regime rapidly nationalized the food industry and forced all of the region’s farms into collectives. Thus, Stalin’s version of the Holocaust came to fruition in what history has dubbed, the “Holdomor,” in which millions perished in only a two year period when the Soviet government began to exterminate the Ukrainian population by taking control of food and food production.

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons,http://www.rense.com/general59/kissingereugenics.htm has long been a matter of official covert national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order (EO 13603), National Defense Resources Preparedness is a continuation of that policy. Only now, the intended targets are not the countries of the third world, but instead, the target is you and me.http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

With the stroke of his pen, Obama has total and absolute control over all food where his EO states:


e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”

This unconstitutional EO is particularly disturbing in that it clearly states that the government has control over anything that is “capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals…”  If you thought that you and Fido were going to get through the coming food crisis by storing and consuming dog food, think again.

How will farmers maintain the nation’s food supply when all fertilizer, their farm equipment and all of their vehicles are under the control of this sociopathic President or the next power-hungry President?

The term “all food storage facilities” includes your refrigerator, your pantry and even the very food in your cabinets as well as what is on your kitchen table. In short, anywhere you keep food is now under the control of the government and can be redistributed.

Conclusion


The government is getting us right where they want us in which they will control all food and as a result, they will completely control us. And it is coming none to soon for them as we prepare to invade Syria and then
Iran. Marital law will surely follow, and food control will be the primary weapon used against Americans. .


No Soup for You America

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson


I grew up at a time in American history where school children were taught that people in the Soviet Union could not grow food without the express permission of the government, and we made fun of the Russians.

Now the United States is stating that its citizens may not grow food without the express permission of the government. The daily news media is replete with stories of government harassment against individuals attempting to grow their own food.

No Veggies for You


The USDA’s Rural Development Agency take pleasure in bullying the young and the handicapped as they are forbidding Rosie, a 4-year old girl, from South Dakota, from planting green vegetables in an unused area outside her subsidized housing unit.http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/4-year-old-girls-vegetable-garden-must-go-says-usda/

Rosie and her mom live on a fixed income disability payment of $628 per month. The garden vegetables growing just outside her backdoor was created to help provide a much needed boost to their food supply.

No Chickens for You
From Glendale, AZ., a posting on Phoenix’s permaculture message board revealed the following  development in which a man cannot raise chickens nor can this resident possess food-bearing plants. Welcome to Agenda 21.
http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/forum/topic/listForContributor?user=0fr8bt2mki29m

“I just got notice that I must get rid of my 3 chickens, chicken coop and garden and remove unripe fruit from my orange tree since my lot is not zoned for agriculture.  Yes, I got notified that my garden and any food bearing plants are not allowed.  My orange tree can stay as long as I remove all the unripe fruit from it.  I must rip up my garden and my grapevines. I live near 63rd and Kings.

The lady at neighborhood services said none of the above is allowed.  I asked about the garden and grapevines and she said food bearing plants attract pests and rodents and are not allowed in residential areas of Glendale.  Orange trees are allowed as long as the fruit is not allowed to ripen.  All unripe fruit has to be removed and disposed of.  I was told I could join a community garden if I want to grow my own food.  I think Glendale is starting to get desperate for making money.  She said the fine if I do not comply will be over $2000 per violation with up to six months imprisonment and community service.”http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/forum/topic/listForContributor?user=0fr8bt2mki29m

My question to the City of Glendale is “What difference does it make?”

No Fresh Goats Milk for You!



Don’t ever let the authorities know that you feed your baby healthy homemade baby formula instead of the establishment’s cancer-causing, GMO laced commercial formula.http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/state-threatens-to-take-baby-over-homemade-goat-milk-formula/

Alorah Gellerson of Brooklin, Maine is experiencing federal persecution because she was discovered feeding fresh goats milk to her three-month old son, Carson.

Gellerson complied with all government demands by no longer feeding her baby goats milk and substituting GMO laced milk. However, the authorities are still threatening to remove her son.


No Food for You America!


The lessons of history clearly demonstrate that dictatorial regimes will not hesitate to use food as a weapon against their own people in order to solidify power and impose absolute autocratic control. Food can be withheld from the masses by preventing it from being grown and harvested, by contaminating it and rendering it unfit for human consumption or by simply preventing food from being distributed to a targeted population.http://www.answers.com/topic/contaminate

The two most notable examples of dictators using food a weapon in order to destroy the free will of their people comes from the regime of Stalin.

Josef Stalin engaged in his own Soviet style Holocaust when, in 1932 and 1933, and estimated six to 20 million people in the Ukraine died from starvation when Stalin implemented his prescription of “hope and change” policies in order to eliminate the Ukrainian’s desire for becoming their own nation-state.

Upon assuming power, the Stalinist Communist regime rapidly nationalized the food industry and forced all of the region’s farms into collectives. Thus, Stalin’s version of the Holocaust came to fruition in what history has dubbed, the “Holdomor,” in which millions perished in only a two year period when the Soviet government began to exterminate the Ukrainian population by taking control of food and food production.

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons,http://www.rense.com/general59/kissingereugenics.htm has long been a matter of official covert national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order (EO 13603), National Defense Resources Preparedness is a continuation of that policy. Only now, the intended targets are not the countries of the third world, but instead, the target is you and me.http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness

With the stroke of his pen, Obama has total and absolute control over all food where his EO states:


e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”

This unconstitutional EO is particularly disturbing in that it clearly states that the government has control over anything that is “capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals…”  If you thought that you and Fido were going to get through the coming food crisis by storing and consuming dog food, think again.

How will farmers maintain the nation’s food supply when all fertilizer, their farm equipment and all of their vehicles are under the control of this sociopathic President or the next power-hungry President?

The term “all food storage facilities” includes your refrigerator, your pantry and even the very food in your cabinets as well as what is on your kitchen table. In short, anywhere you keep food is now under the control of the government and can be redistributed.

Conclusion


The government is getting us right where they want us in which they will control all food and as a result, they will completely control us. And it is coming none to soon for them as we prepare to invade Syria and then
Iran. Marital law will surely follow, and food control will be the primary weapon used against Americans. .




Look Who Funded and Developed Common Core


Look Who Funded and Developed Common Core

After reading this article, the reader will become aware that Common Core is a simply a regurgitation of Bloom’s Taxonomy combined with some very clever propaganda interwoven into the fabric of every course which embraces social justice, collectivism the eventual deindustrialization of America through the acceptance of climate change theories and the resulting carbon taxes and cap and trade policies which will follow.

No teacher and no school board member was asked to contribute to the Common Core standards. Nor was any State Legislature involved in the creation of this monstrosity.

Under this plan, every teacher will teach the same material with much of the same teaching strategies as every other teacher. This is the 21st Century educational version of the Stepford Wives. The Tenth Amendment is dead and individual freedom is being stamped out.

Common Core Plagiarizes Bloom’s Taxonomy
Common core espouses the laudable goal of making children think critically. In every piece I have read where the establishment defends Common Core, the company line states that it is important to move children away from memorization learning to analyzing and creating. I wholeheartedly agree with this goal. However, we do not have to spend billions of dollars to achieve this end.

In 1948, psychologist Benjamin Bloom and associates, developed the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Under the taxonomy, learning progressed from memorization to analyzing and creating. If that sounds familiar, Common Core has copied Blooms taxonomy almost verbatim. Sure they changed nouns to verbs and verbs to nouns, but the progression of learning is almost identical. And this is what is being touted as the great revolution in teaching and learning. After comparing Blooms Taxonomy to Common Core, can there be any doubt that of the lack of authenticity of Common Core?

Why would the creators of Common Core go backwards and regurgitate Bloom’s Taxonomy? First, the taxonomy is respected and gave America some of her best days in public education. Bloom’s taxonomy was successful because of the fact that the government did not get to control the content or the application. Secondly, if a respected learning progression will be universally accepted, then the substance behind the theoretical approach can be slipped in, and the propagandizing of the young can begin. Yes, I am talking about a system of education where propaganda is a thinly disguised goal. Nobody is going to challenge the notion that we should get children to think more critically. And what if the creators of Common Core can mandate specific topical material to be taught within the Common Core, an entire generation of young learners can be molded to the desired point of view. Before you tell me to remove my tin foil hat, please examine the evidence listed below and then honestly tell me that there is not a cause for concern.

First, let’s take a look at the history of failed federal educational programs.

One Failed Federal Education Program After Another
To understand where we are going, we have to first understand where we have been. Teachers have endured such educational faux pas from Goals 2000, to School to Work, to No Child Left Behind and now we are witnessing the latest in fad in American education, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-reading-scores-hit-a-four-decade-low/2012/09/24/7ec9cb1e-0643-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

Each one of the aforementioned programs threw billions of taxpayer dollars down the toilet, while contributing to the dramatic decrease in student performance.  For example, SAT Reading scores, for the high school class of 2012, reached a 40+ year low since the implementation of No Child Left Behind. (NCLB).

The successor of NCLB, Common Core, is based upon social justice, arriving at knowledge and subsequent decision making through a spirit of collectivism and developing a communal agreement about the need to teach and to integrate into each classroom an underlying theme of sustainable development. These goals are not just going to be taught in specific Environmental Science courses, but these philosophies are to be implemented and taught in EACH and EVERY course that a child takes during their educational experiences beginning with pre-K and stretching to post graduate secondary education.



Bill Gates

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2009/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP50935.aspx
Bill Gates the driving force behind Common Core

Globalist and Eugenics proponent, Bill Gates, is one of the Founding Fathers of the Common Core movement and its copyright holders, NGA/CCSSO. Gates donated about $25 million dollars to promote his version of global education.  Gates has made several donations to CCSSO to promote Common Core. In 2009,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2009/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP50935.aspx
Gates made two separate donations of $9,961,842 and $3,185,750. In 2010,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2011/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP1035090.aspx
Gates donated $743,331 and in 2011,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2011/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP1035090.aspx he contributed $9,388,911. In 2008,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2008/Pages/National-Governors-Association-Center-for-Best-Practices-OPP50433.aspx
Gates donated $2,259,780 to the National Governor’s Association (NGA) to develop and implement Common Core. The NGA is the conduit into America from the United Nations UNESCO, Education for All Agenda 21 version of globalist education being forced down the throats of our young people.http://www.keepeducationlocal.com/

Gates is listed as partner with UNESCO/UN to fund ”Education For All,” which in turn was transferred to the National Governors Association which changed the name to Common Core. In a key document, The Dakar Framework for Action: Education For All: Meeting Our Collective Commitments’ which identifies the goals for what became Common Core. The document speaks directly to the Agenda 21 educational ideals of collectivism, social justice, environmental justice and the espousing of the beliefs of the pseudoscience known as sustainable development.http://bettereducationforall.org/

http://bettereducationforall.org/

Common Core Serves the Edicts of Agenda 21

Agenda-21-Is-EvilChapter 36 of Agenda 21 Public Awareness and Training focuses on impressing upon every citizen on the planet, the indispensable need for achieving sustainable development. In plain language, Common Core is going into every country. The implementation names of this global education may vary, but the underlying Agenda 21 philosophies do not. Chapter 36 also states that the globalists plan to “reorient” worldwide education toward sustainable development. In future installments in this series, the weak academic standards of Common Core will be revealed. Reform of the nation’s standardized objectives is merely a smoke screen to the true intent of the program which is to covertly gain acceptance for Agenda 21 policies. Subsequently, the Agenda 21/UNESCO documents clearly state their intention to turn each student into a globalist who will accept smaller living space, residing in the stack and pack cities of the future, acceptance of drastic energy reduction and the loss of Constitutional liberties. The document goes on to say that “While basic education provides the underpinning for any environmental and development education, the latter needs to be incorporated as an essential part of learning. Both formal and non-formal education are indispensable to changing people’s attitudes so that they have the capacity to assess and address their sustainable development concerns…”

Educational Russian Roulette
The Common Core is an untested, federally promoted, unfunded experiment. The standards creators (NGA/CCSSO) have not set up a monitoring plan to test this national experiment, to see what, if any, unintended consequences the Common Core will have on our children. This is a game Russian Roulette being played on the socio-emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of our children’s development.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. If we let the teaching of the controversial topic of sustainability in each and every course, our children will not be given the chance to debate the merits of climate change theories. This will lead to the unquestioned ushering in of carbon taxes and cap and trade policies. This will spell economic doom for this country as know it today through the biggest wealth transfer in American history through cap and trade which will severely curtail individual and small business energy usage. Yet, the rich will be able to afford to buy their way out of restrictions by paying the penalties that the average person cannot afford. Ultimately, this will lead to neo-feudalism. If you doubt the veracity of these comments, let’s give President Obama the floor and let him tell you in his own words.



Are we really naive enough to believe that Obama is just making up this nonsense about implementing cap and trade and causing our utility prices to skyrocket and significantly lowering the standard of living for the middle class?

We can teach our kids to think critically without this program, we could just return to Bloom’s Taxonomy because it works. However, this would not offer the pretext for the Bill Gates’ of the world to shove their climate change agenda down the throats of our children and get them to acquiesce to what is coming.

In another 10 years, this federal program will implode like all the other federal education programs, but the damage will have been done. How many more decades can America endure a drop of reading comprehension scores by another 40+ points until we are as functionally illiterate as most third world countries? And more importantly, how far will that American standard of living be decreased during this time as we produce a generation of children who will mindlessly accept the resources scraps of this planet as they attempt to survive in a completely changed world?

Solutions

Is it time to home school? It is certainly understandable if many choose this option. For most, the time for mass home schooling has not yet arrived, but we need to demand accountability and demand it now. Teachers and administrators need to be involved in revamping of this program. For example, when dealing with controversial topics like climate change, both sides of the issue need to be fairly presented. We need to halt the funding of Common Core immediately and embrace what it is based upon, Bloom’s Taxonomy. We need to embrace what we know works, not the anecdotal accounts of Common Core supporters who stand
to make billions of dollars through the implementation of this program. We also need to return education to the local level and empower local school boards to make education decisions on curriculum as they once did. Then and only then, can we shape a future for our children that we can trust.





Look Who Funded and Developed Common Core

After reading this article, the reader will become aware that Common Core is a simply a regurgitation of Bloom’s Taxonomy combined with some very clever propaganda interwoven into the fabric of every course which embraces social justice, collectivism the eventual deindustrialization of America through the acceptance of climate change theories and the resulting carbon taxes and cap and trade policies which will follow.

No teacher and no school board member was asked to contribute to the Common Core standards. Nor was any State Legislature involved in the creation of this monstrosity.

Under this plan, every teacher will teach the same material with much of the same teaching strategies as every other teacher. This is the 21st Century educational version of the Stepford Wives. The Tenth Amendment is dead and individual freedom is being stamped out.

Common Core Plagiarizes Bloom’s Taxonomy
Common core espouses the laudable goal of making children think critically. In every piece I have read where the establishment defends Common Core, the company line states that it is important to move children away from memorization learning to analyzing and creating. I wholeheartedly agree with this goal. However, we do not have to spend billions of dollars to achieve this end.

In 1948, psychologist Benjamin Bloom and associates, developed the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Under the taxonomy, learning progressed from memorization to analyzing and creating. If that sounds familiar, Common Core has copied Blooms taxonomy almost verbatim. Sure they changed nouns to verbs and verbs to nouns, but the progression of learning is almost identical. And this is what is being touted as the great revolution in teaching and learning. After comparing Blooms Taxonomy to Common Core, can there be any doubt that of the lack of authenticity of Common Core?

Why would the creators of Common Core go backwards and regurgitate Bloom’s Taxonomy? First, the taxonomy is respected and gave America some of her best days in public education. Bloom’s taxonomy was successful because of the fact that the government did not get to control the content or the application. Secondly, if a respected learning progression will be universally accepted, then the substance behind the theoretical approach can be slipped in, and the propagandizing of the young can begin. Yes, I am talking about a system of education where propaganda is a thinly disguised goal. Nobody is going to challenge the notion that we should get children to think more critically. And what if the creators of Common Core can mandate specific topical material to be taught within the Common Core, an entire generation of young learners can be molded to the desired point of view. Before you tell me to remove my tin foil hat, please examine the evidence listed below and then honestly tell me that there is not a cause for concern.

First, let’s take a look at the history of failed federal educational programs.

One Failed Federal Education Program After Another
To understand where we are going, we have to first understand where we have been. Teachers have endured such educational faux pas from Goals 2000, to School to Work, to No Child Left Behind and now we are witnessing the latest in fad in American education, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-reading-scores-hit-a-four-decade-low/2012/09/24/7ec9cb1e-0643-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

Each one of the aforementioned programs threw billions of taxpayer dollars down the toilet, while contributing to the dramatic decrease in student performance.  For example, SAT Reading scores, for the high school class of 2012, reached a 40+ year low since the implementation of No Child Left Behind. (NCLB).

The successor of NCLB, Common Core, is based upon social justice, arriving at knowledge and subsequent decision making through a spirit of collectivism and developing a communal agreement about the need to teach and to integrate into each classroom an underlying theme of sustainable development. These goals are not just going to be taught in specific Environmental Science courses, but these philosophies are to be implemented and taught in EACH and EVERY course that a child takes during their educational experiences beginning with pre-K and stretching to post graduate secondary education.



Bill Gates

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2009/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP50935.aspx
Bill Gates the driving force behind Common Core

Globalist and Eugenics proponent, Bill Gates, is one of the Founding Fathers of the Common Core movement and its copyright holders, NGA/CCSSO. Gates donated about $25 million dollars to promote his version of global education.  Gates has made several donations to CCSSO to promote Common Core. In 2009,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2009/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP50935.aspx
Gates made two separate donations of $9,961,842 and $3,185,750. In 2010,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2011/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP1035090.aspx
Gates donated $743,331 and in 2011,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2011/Pages/Council-of-Chief-State-School-Officers-OPP1035090.aspx he contributed $9,388,911. In 2008,http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2008/Pages/National-Governors-Association-Center-for-Best-Practices-OPP50433.aspx
Gates donated $2,259,780 to the National Governor’s Association (NGA) to develop and implement Common Core. The NGA is the conduit into America from the United Nations UNESCO, Education for All Agenda 21 version of globalist education being forced down the throats of our young people.http://www.keepeducationlocal.com/

Gates is listed as partner with UNESCO/UN to fund ”Education For All,” which in turn was transferred to the National Governors Association which changed the name to Common Core. In a key document, The Dakar Framework for Action: Education For All: Meeting Our Collective Commitments’ which identifies the goals for what became Common Core. The document speaks directly to the Agenda 21 educational ideals of collectivism, social justice, environmental justice and the espousing of the beliefs of the pseudoscience known as sustainable development.http://bettereducationforall.org/

http://bettereducationforall.org/

Common Core Serves the Edicts of Agenda 21

Agenda-21-Is-EvilChapter 36 of Agenda 21 Public Awareness and Training focuses on impressing upon every citizen on the planet, the indispensable need for achieving sustainable development. In plain language, Common Core is going into every country. The implementation names of this global education may vary, but the underlying Agenda 21 philosophies do not. Chapter 36 also states that the globalists plan to “reorient” worldwide education toward sustainable development. In future installments in this series, the weak academic standards of Common Core will be revealed. Reform of the nation’s standardized objectives is merely a smoke screen to the true intent of the program which is to covertly gain acceptance for Agenda 21 policies. Subsequently, the Agenda 21/UNESCO documents clearly state their intention to turn each student into a globalist who will accept smaller living space, residing in the stack and pack cities of the future, acceptance of drastic energy reduction and the loss of Constitutional liberties. The document goes on to say that “While basic education provides the underpinning for any environmental and development education, the latter needs to be incorporated as an essential part of learning. Both formal and non-formal education are indispensable to changing people’s attitudes so that they have the capacity to assess and address their sustainable development concerns…”

Educational Russian Roulette
The Common Core is an untested, federally promoted, unfunded experiment. The standards creators (NGA/CCSSO) have not set up a monitoring plan to test this national experiment, to see what, if any, unintended consequences the Common Core will have on our children. This is a game Russian Roulette being played on the socio-emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of our children’s development.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. If we let the teaching of the controversial topic of sustainability in each and every course, our children will not be given the chance to debate the merits of climate change theories. This will lead to the unquestioned ushering in of carbon taxes and cap and trade policies. This will spell economic doom for this country as know it today through the biggest wealth transfer in American history through cap and trade which will severely curtail individual and small business energy usage. Yet, the rich will be able to afford to buy their way out of restrictions by paying the penalties that the average person cannot afford. Ultimately, this will lead to neo-feudalism. If you doubt the veracity of these comments, let’s give President Obama the floor and let him tell you in his own words.



Are we really naive enough to believe that Obama is just making up this nonsense about implementing cap and trade and causing our utility prices to skyrocket and significantly lowering the standard of living for the middle class?

We can teach our kids to think critically without this program, we could just return to Bloom’s Taxonomy because it works. However, this would not offer the pretext for the Bill Gates’ of the world to shove their climate change agenda down the throats of our children and get them to acquiesce to what is coming.

In another 10 years, this federal program will implode like all the other federal education programs, but the damage will have been done. How many more decades can America endure a drop of reading comprehension scores by another 40+ points until we are as functionally illiterate as most third world countries? And more importantly, how far will that American standard of living be decreased during this time as we produce a generation of children who will mindlessly accept the resources scraps of this planet as they attempt to survive in a completely changed world?

Solutions

Is it time to home school? It is certainly understandable if many choose this option. For most, the time for mass home schooling has not yet arrived, but we need to demand accountability and demand it now. Teachers and administrators need to be involved in revamping of this program. For example, when dealing with controversial topics like climate change, both sides of the issue need to be fairly presented. We need to halt the funding of Common Core immediately and embrace what it is based upon, Bloom’s Taxonomy. We need to embrace what we know works, not the anecdotal accounts of Common Core supporters who stand
to make billions of dollars through the implementation of this program. We also need to return education to the local level and empower local school boards to make education decisions on curriculum as they once did. Then and only then, can we shape a future for our children that we can trust.






Disarm Or Get Out

Disarm Or Get Out

This is a story that is going to boil your blood. This is the story of a corporate entity that is abusing its power and threatening to make homeless a 77 year-old veteran. This story also illustrates the undeniable fact that if and when the establishment makes a move on our guns, it will be the veterans that will defend America.

At the end of the day, in this battle between David and Goliath, the good guys finally won a small battle against the anti-Second Amendment forces in Colorado. Yet, there are establishment minions, seemingly in every walk of life, prepared to help this president strip all of us our constitutional rights when he cannot coerce Congress to do so.

Backdoor Methods to Disarm America
This present administration is hell bent on getting us to give up the only protection that we enjoy against a tyrannical government, namely, our guns.

If the liberal establishment is not successful in getting us to give up our guns directly, the next strategy is to administratively create gun free zones which dictate where you may possess a gun including in your home. Unfortunately for liberty loving Americans, the Obama forces have allies consisting of millions of mindless sheep who inhabit this country and are willing to create no gun zones, on their own volition, in complete violation of the U.S. Constitution.



On August 1, 2013, The Oakwood Apartments Castle Rock, Colorado, run by Ross Management Company, sent out a notice to all residents saying they will be enacting a new policy that would ban residents from owning and storing a firearm in their own apartments. The new policy was set to take effect on October 1, 2013.http://offgridsurvival.com/apartmentcomplex-removeguns/

The owner of Ross Management Company is Debi Ross. Ross and her husband have given $9,000, only to Democrats, since 2006. The connection between Ross’ political allegiances and her company’s infringement on the constitutional rights of their residents should be apparent to all.

Not Everyone Is a Liberal Democrat
Word of the Ross gun ban emotionally impacted 77-year-old retired Marine Corps veteran, Art Dorsch. Dorsch, who lives on a fixed income in which he can barely pay his bills, was told by management that he had three options: (1) Get rid of his guns and keep his apartment; (2) Keep his guns and voluntarily leave; and, (3) Keep his guns and be forcibly evicted by the Douglas County Sheriff. Interestingly, Dorsch’s lease agreement was in effect and the existing contract stated nothing about a gun prohibition. But since when do liberals care about the law?

Dorsch lives on a fixed income and barely makes ends meet. He was faced with a difficult choice, give up his guns and hunting, the love of his life, or try and find a place to live that he could both afford and would let him keep his guns.

                                                   Marines Know How to Improvise
                                                           Art Dorsch, Retired Marine

Mr. Dorsch learned a thing or two while in the Marine Corps regarding improvisation and he contacted 9Wants to Know on August 7th and asked for help. 9Wants to Know investigated the unconstitutional actions of Debi Ross’ management company and found substance to Mr. Dorsch’s claims. 9Wants to Know promptly contacted the Denver Housing Authority, and they held an emergency meeting and squashed the actions of Ross’ company and offered a serious rebuke.http://www.9news.com/news/article/348974/339/Apartment-tenants-told-they-must-get-rid-of-guns

The good guys won, right? Yes, in this battle, the good guys won. However, we are still witnessing liberals all across this country trying to impose their liberal will on the rest of us, whether it is the tyranny of an HOA or forcing school children to pray to Obama.

The assault against our liberties has left the halls of Congress, and freedom-loving Americans are involved in a street fight in order to preserve what is left of the Constitution. Are we strong or weak? Are we Americans or are we sheep?

Seeking Information from the Violators of the Second Amendment
When 9Wants to Know reporter (Channel 9, Denver), Will Ripley, went to the office of the Ross Management Team, they rudely shut the door in his face.

Subsequently, I thought I would take up where Ripley left off and contact Ross Management and seek to understand the motivation for their unconstitutional actions.

I called Ross Management Company and identified myself as the host of the nationally syndicated Common Sense Show. I explained that I only had one side of the story, from Channel 9, of 9Wants to Know, and that I wanted to hear their side of their attempted gun ban and what had motivated their action. The receptionist promptly hung up on me.

Subsequently, I called the Oakwood Apartments, where Mr. Dorsch resided, and spoke with a surly young lady who only identified herself as “Betsy.” I asked “Betsy” if I rented an apartment from her, could I bring my gun with me? She became extremely rude and defensive and curtly referred me to a 9Wants to Know (Channel 9, Denver) KUSA website. I asked her why I had to go to a television station’s website in order to determine if I would be eligible to rent an apartment from her and she immediately hung up on me.

Is This Just An Isolated Incident of Abuse of Power?
How many Ross Management Company type of constitutional usurping organizations are actually out there violating the constitutional rights of their tenants?  How many owners of businesses are attempting to rewrite the Constitutional while serving the globalist agenda of disarming Americans in their own way?

The time is now to send a message to those who would abuse their authority, violate the Constitution and even abuse veteran heroes such as Art Dorsch. We need to take this battle to the street. We must meet force with force. We need to let the Ross Property Management Company’s of America know that we will vigorously oppose these types of heinous actions.

I would respectfully suggest that all people who feel that Ross Management Company is infringing upon citizens Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, contact them and let this organization knows how you feel about their efforts towards rewriting the Second Amendment.

The Ross Management Team

 (303) 860-7885

4251 Kipling St, Suite 405

Wheat Ridge, CO  80033

Conversely, Americans should be contacting the Denver Housing Authority and letting them know how much you appreciate their positive stand in defending the Constitutional rights of Colorado apartment dwellers.

Denver Housing Authority
PO Box 40305, Santa Fe Drive Station
Denver, CO 80204

720.932.3000

It is also great to see a mainstream media outlet conduct itself with integrity and stand up for the little guy even when the contemporary liberal agenda seeks to confiscate our guns. My deep appreciation goes out the good folks at KUSA in Denver, Colorado, for overturning this injustice.

semper fi

And of course, a big salute goes out to retired marine, Art Dorsch.

Art may be a retired veteran, but he is still proudly serving his country. God bless you Art and may you enjoy many more great hunting seasons.

The police state is coming fast, and that goes for everyone.

Please read below from a Colonel about the Obama police state
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/watch-marine-colonel-warns-homeland-security-is-pre-staging-gear-and-equipment_08152013

Disarm Or Get Out

This is a story that is going to boil your blood. This is the story of a corporate entity that is abusing its power and threatening to make homeless a 77 year-old veteran. This story also illustrates the undeniable fact that if and when the establishment makes a move on our guns, it will be the veterans that will defend America.

At the end of the day, in this battle between David and Goliath, the good guys finally won a small battle against the anti-Second Amendment forces in Colorado. Yet, there are establishment minions, seemingly in every walk of life, prepared to help this president strip all of us our constitutional rights when he cannot coerce Congress to do so.

Backdoor Methods to Disarm America
This present administration is hell bent on getting us to give up the only protection that we enjoy against a tyrannical government, namely, our guns.

If the liberal establishment is not successful in getting us to give up our guns directly, the next strategy is to administratively create gun free zones which dictate where you may possess a gun including in your home. Unfortunately for liberty loving Americans, the Obama forces have allies consisting of millions of mindless sheep who inhabit this country and are willing to create no gun zones, on their own volition, in complete violation of the U.S. Constitution.



On August 1, 2013, The Oakwood Apartments Castle Rock, Colorado, run by Ross Management Company, sent out a notice to all residents saying they will be enacting a new policy that would ban residents from owning and storing a firearm in their own apartments. The new policy was set to take effect on October 1, 2013.http://offgridsurvival.com/apartmentcomplex-removeguns/

The owner of Ross Management Company is Debi Ross. Ross and her husband have given $9,000, only to Democrats, since 2006. The connection between Ross’ political allegiances and her company’s infringement on the constitutional rights of their residents should be apparent to all.

Not Everyone Is a Liberal Democrat
Word of the Ross gun ban emotionally impacted 77-year-old retired Marine Corps veteran, Art Dorsch. Dorsch, who lives on a fixed income in which he can barely pay his bills, was told by management that he had three options: (1) Get rid of his guns and keep his apartment; (2) Keep his guns and voluntarily leave; and, (3) Keep his guns and be forcibly evicted by the Douglas County Sheriff. Interestingly, Dorsch’s lease agreement was in effect and the existing contract stated nothing about a gun prohibition. But since when do liberals care about the law?

Dorsch lives on a fixed income and barely makes ends meet. He was faced with a difficult choice, give up his guns and hunting, the love of his life, or try and find a place to live that he could both afford and would let him keep his guns.

                                                   Marines Know How to Improvise
                                                           Art Dorsch, Retired Marine

Mr. Dorsch learned a thing or two while in the Marine Corps regarding improvisation and he contacted 9Wants to Know on August 7th and asked for help. 9Wants to Know investigated the unconstitutional actions of Debi Ross’ management company and found substance to Mr. Dorsch’s claims. 9Wants to Know promptly contacted the Denver Housing Authority, and they held an emergency meeting and squashed the actions of Ross’ company and offered a serious rebuke.http://www.9news.com/news/article/348974/339/Apartment-tenants-told-they-must-get-rid-of-guns

The good guys won, right? Yes, in this battle, the good guys won. However, we are still witnessing liberals all across this country trying to impose their liberal will on the rest of us, whether it is the tyranny of an HOA or forcing school children to pray to Obama.

The assault against our liberties has left the halls of Congress, and freedom-loving Americans are involved in a street fight in order to preserve what is left of the Constitution. Are we strong or weak? Are we Americans or are we sheep?

Seeking Information from the Violators of the Second Amendment
When 9Wants to Know reporter (Channel 9, Denver), Will Ripley, went to the office of the Ross Management Team, they rudely shut the door in his face.

Subsequently, I thought I would take up where Ripley left off and contact Ross Management and seek to understand the motivation for their unconstitutional actions.

I called Ross Management Company and identified myself as the host of the nationally syndicated Common Sense Show. I explained that I only had one side of the story, from Channel 9, of 9Wants to Know, and that I wanted to hear their side of their attempted gun ban and what had motivated their action. The receptionist promptly hung up on me.

Subsequently, I called the Oakwood Apartments, where Mr. Dorsch resided, and spoke with a surly young lady who only identified herself as “Betsy.” I asked “Betsy” if I rented an apartment from her, could I bring my gun with me? She became extremely rude and defensive and curtly referred me to a 9Wants to Know (Channel 9, Denver) KUSA website. I asked her why I had to go to a television station’s website in order to determine if I would be eligible to rent an apartment from her and she immediately hung up on me.

Is This Just An Isolated Incident of Abuse of Power?
How many Ross Management Company type of constitutional usurping organizations are actually out there violating the constitutional rights of their tenants?  How many owners of businesses are attempting to rewrite the Constitutional while serving the globalist agenda of disarming Americans in their own way?

The time is now to send a message to those who would abuse their authority, violate the Constitution and even abuse veteran heroes such as Art Dorsch. We need to take this battle to the street. We must meet force with force. We need to let the Ross Property Management Company’s of America know that we will vigorously oppose these types of heinous actions.

I would respectfully suggest that all people who feel that Ross Management Company is infringing upon citizens Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, contact them and let this organization knows how you feel about their efforts towards rewriting the Second Amendment.

The Ross Management Team

 (303) 860-7885

4251 Kipling St, Suite 405

Wheat Ridge, CO  80033

Conversely, Americans should be contacting the Denver Housing Authority and letting them know how much you appreciate their positive stand in defending the Constitutional rights of Colorado apartment dwellers.

Denver Housing Authority
PO Box 40305, Santa Fe Drive Station
Denver, CO 80204

720.932.3000

It is also great to see a mainstream media outlet conduct itself with integrity and stand up for the little guy even when the contemporary liberal agenda seeks to confiscate our guns. My deep appreciation goes out the good folks at KUSA in Denver, Colorado, for overturning this injustice.

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And of course, a big salute goes out to retired marine, Art Dorsch.

Art may be a retired veteran, but he is still proudly serving his country. God bless you Art and may you enjoy many more great hunting seasons.

The police state is coming fast, and that goes for everyone.

Please read below from a Colonel about the Obama police state
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/watch-marine-colonel-warns-homeland-security-is-pre-staging-gear-and-equipment_08152013



Political gamesmanship is not the same as leadership.

Political gamesmanship is not the same as leadership.


Obama’s problem:
He doesn’t need to be a dictator, he needs to be a leader (and he’s not)

Of all the things Barack Obama says, the most pathetic may be when he pleads with everyone to understand that he is “not a dictator.” He says this not for the purpose of exalting the separation of powers inherent in our system. No, he says it as an excuse for not accomplishing things.

Why hasn’t he gotten the deficit under control? Why aren’t we seeing real economic growth? Why is unemployment still way above 7 percent? Why do we lurch from one fiscal showdown to the next?

Because Obama is not a dictator, you see. He can’t make those horrible Republicans do what he wants them to do, so Congress and the president can never make a meaningful deal on anything.

I say this is the most pathetic because Obama’s problem is not that he isn’t a dictator. It’s that he’s not a leader. The 43 presidents who preceded him were not dictators either, and under them we did not see constant fiscal crises, trillion-dollar deficits and a complete breakdown of the working relationship between Congress and the White House.



There were certainly political battles, and I’m not saying by any means that the things that got done were always great things. But we have never seen anything like the constant drama and confrontation we’re seeing now.

Let me explain the difference between leadership and what Obama does, because to him it might seem like he’s leading. After all, the polls continually show that the public takes his side in the showdowns with Republicans. Doesn’t the mean he’s leading? Doesn’t that mean he’s selling his ideas to the public and the Republicans are just being obstinate in their refusal to go along?

No. That’s not leadership. That’s political gamesmanship. Obama is very good at that. Political gamesmanship means that on any given day, you can convince a fed-up citizenry to be madder at the other guy than they are at you. Or you can impress the media with the notion that you’re outmaneuvering the other guy politically, such that they praise you for your shrewdness and the public reads headlines of another “win for Obama.”

Political gamesmanship keeps your poll numbers looking good, but it’s not leadership. Leadership is when you honestly put forward your vision for the nation, and the public is so sold on your vision that they not only support it but demand that their representatives in Congress do the same.

The public is not demanding that Congress support Obama’s vision. Most of them don’t even know what it really is because he doesn’t tell them. For example, people hear Obama say we need a “balanced approach” to reducing the deficit that combines “revenues” (tax increases) and spending cuts. That sounds good, but what Republicans in Congress know is that Obama a) has no intention of seriously cutting spending; and b) has never proposed a tax increase that makes even the tiniest dent in the massive deficit.

That’s why it’s not leadership. If Obama had a plan that would really balance the budget by cutting spending and raising taxes, and the public was behind the plan, Republicans might not like it but they might feel compelled to support it anyway lest they feel the public’s wrath. But since they know Obama has no such plan, and has misled the public through political gamesmanship, they recognize it is merely a political trap for them to support his agenda.

So he’s left to whine about not being a dictator. Dictators need their absolute power because they can’t honestly sell the people on what they want to do. Obama tries his best to baffle them with Bolshevik, and the media try their best to give him cover when he does so. But leaders solve problems, and the truth is that Obama has no solutions to the nation’s biggest problems.

What he thinks is the fault of his lack of dictatorial power is actually caused by this: He is not very good at the job of being president of the United States.






Political gamesmanship is not the same as leadership.


Obama’s problem:
He doesn’t need to be a dictator, he needs to be a leader (and he’s not)

Of all the things Barack Obama says, the most pathetic may be when he pleads with everyone to understand that he is “not a dictator.” He says this not for the purpose of exalting the separation of powers inherent in our system. No, he says it as an excuse for not accomplishing things.

Why hasn’t he gotten the deficit under control? Why aren’t we seeing real economic growth? Why is unemployment still way above 7 percent? Why do we lurch from one fiscal showdown to the next?

Because Obama is not a dictator, you see. He can’t make those horrible Republicans do what he wants them to do, so Congress and the president can never make a meaningful deal on anything.

I say this is the most pathetic because Obama’s problem is not that he isn’t a dictator. It’s that he’s not a leader. The 43 presidents who preceded him were not dictators either, and under them we did not see constant fiscal crises, trillion-dollar deficits and a complete breakdown of the working relationship between Congress and the White House.



There were certainly political battles, and I’m not saying by any means that the things that got done were always great things. But we have never seen anything like the constant drama and confrontation we’re seeing now.

Let me explain the difference between leadership and what Obama does, because to him it might seem like he’s leading. After all, the polls continually show that the public takes his side in the showdowns with Republicans. Doesn’t the mean he’s leading? Doesn’t that mean he’s selling his ideas to the public and the Republicans are just being obstinate in their refusal to go along?

No. That’s not leadership. That’s political gamesmanship. Obama is very good at that. Political gamesmanship means that on any given day, you can convince a fed-up citizenry to be madder at the other guy than they are at you. Or you can impress the media with the notion that you’re outmaneuvering the other guy politically, such that they praise you for your shrewdness and the public reads headlines of another “win for Obama.”

Political gamesmanship keeps your poll numbers looking good, but it’s not leadership. Leadership is when you honestly put forward your vision for the nation, and the public is so sold on your vision that they not only support it but demand that their representatives in Congress do the same.

The public is not demanding that Congress support Obama’s vision. Most of them don’t even know what it really is because he doesn’t tell them. For example, people hear Obama say we need a “balanced approach” to reducing the deficit that combines “revenues” (tax increases) and spending cuts. That sounds good, but what Republicans in Congress know is that Obama a) has no intention of seriously cutting spending; and b) has never proposed a tax increase that makes even the tiniest dent in the massive deficit.

That’s why it’s not leadership. If Obama had a plan that would really balance the budget by cutting spending and raising taxes, and the public was behind the plan, Republicans might not like it but they might feel compelled to support it anyway lest they feel the public’s wrath. But since they know Obama has no such plan, and has misled the public through political gamesmanship, they recognize it is merely a political trap for them to support his agenda.

So he’s left to whine about not being a dictator. Dictators need their absolute power because they can’t honestly sell the people on what they want to do. Obama tries his best to baffle them with Bolshevik, and the media try their best to give him cover when he does so. But leaders solve problems, and the truth is that Obama has no solutions to the nation’s biggest problems.

What he thinks is the fault of his lack of dictatorial power is actually caused by this: He is not very good at the job of being president of the United States.