Friday, May 31, 2013

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Season 1)




Also See:
Gary Allen's book - “None Dare Call It Conspiracy”
04 December 2013
Conspiracy Theories OR Fact!
21 November 2009
What is a Conspiracy Theory?
28 February 2007
911 Conspiracy Theories
21 February 2007

Silenced by Execution, FBI Responsible!

FBI ‘Bandits’ Executed Friend of Boston Suspect, Dad Says
By Kirit Radia
May 30, 2013–The father of a Chechen man who was friends with one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers claims his son was shot “execution style” by the FBI last week.
“I want justice and an investigation in accordance with American laws to punish those who are guilty,” Abdul-Baki Todashev said. “They were not FBI employees, but bandits.”
The deceased man, 27 year-old Ibragim Todashev, was shot and killed by FBI investigators who were interrogating him about whether he had any role in, or had any advance knowledge of, last month’s Boston Marathon bombing. They also questioned him about his role in an unsolved triple murder in 2011. Todashev was a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston attack.
Todashev was shot seven times, including once to the head, according to his father. He displayed graphic photos, taken by friends who claimed the body from an Orlando area morgue, as evidence. The authenticity of the photos could not be verified, but they show several bullet holes in the body, including one to the head.
“To make sure that he was dead,” the father said, speaking in Russian.
At a press conference in Moscow, where he is applying for a visa to travel to the United States to collect the body, Abdul-Baki Todashev questioned why his son had been shot so many times even though he was said to be unarmed.
“They could have simply grabbed my son or, in the worst case, they could have wounded him,” he said, noting that the FBI’s story has been evolving.
“They simply killed him as they wanted and my opinion is that they wanted to get rid of him to shut him up,” he added.
Initially, the FBI said that the agents felt endangered after Todashev attacked them with a knife and they fired on him in self defense. This week, however, officials said he lunged, possibly for one of the agent’s guns or a sword that was in the room, but was unarmed when he was killed. The press conference was scheduled before the latest FBI revelation.
Abdul-Baki Todashev said his son was killed during his third interrogation by law enforcement. During the first, he said, the younger Todashev was questioned about his role and knowledge of the Boston bombing. During the second interrogation, they began to ask him about the triple murder in Waltham, Mass., he said. Officials claim Todashev was in the process of confessing to the murders when he threatened the agents.
The father denied his son was involved in the Boston bombing, saying Todashev only knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev because they boxed at the same gym in Boston.
“They were just acquaintances, not close friends,” the father said. He denied his son had any ties to militants or extreme religious views.
The father cast doubt on the FBI’s claims that his son was about to confess to a role in the triple murder, noting that his son had received a green card just a few months ago and would not have been able to do so if there was any suspicion about him.
“I know him so well. I know what he can do and what he can’t,” the father said.
He questioned why a friend, who was also interviewed that night, was asked to leave when they began to interview Todashev. He also wondered why no video or audio evidence has been made public to corroborate the FBI’s version of events.
2 FBI Agents Involved in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Arrest "FALL" Out of Helicopter and Die
Submitted by ralph hornsby
May 22, 2013
Remember that scene in Scarface?
Two members of the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, the FBI announced Monday in a statement.
The statement gave few details regarding the deaths of Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw, other than to say the helicopter encountered unspecified difficulties and the agents fell a “significant distance.”
Last month, the team was involved in the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. And in February, it rescued a 5-year-old boy held hostage for six days in an underground bunker in Alabama.
“Whenever things go really wrong, the FBI calls in the Hostage Rescue Team. It’s the government’s 911,” Coulson said.
Irvin Wells, a former FBI special agent who retired in 1990 after leading the Norfolk field office for three years, stressed that the Hostage Rescue Team is different from the FBI’s regular SWAT teams. He noted that agents assigned to a field office’s SWAT team also must perform other jobs inside the bureau, while agents assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team have no other duties.
Boston SWAT team describes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev throat wound as a knife cut
Added by James μολὼν λαβέ on April 27, 2013

CNN's Anderson Cooper interviews the SWAT team that arrested the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Also See:
What Really Happened at the Boston Marathon?
22 April 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Abolish the Senate! We Don't Need It!

Chris Hall: Why the Mike Duffy Senate scandal still perk-olates
How to explain Duffy's 'expanded role within the party'
By Chris Hall,
CBC News
Posted: May 31, 2013
Senator Mike Duffy. What exactly was his 'expanded role' within the party. (Fred Chartrand / Canadian Press)
Two weeks in and the Senate expenses scandal involving former TV journalist Mike Duffy lives on. And once again, the fuel keeping it alive comes from an email written by the senator himself.
CBC News obtained a copy of a message Duffy sent to a Conservative strategist in July 2009 — just six months after Prime Minister Stephen Harper named him to the Senate — asking for advice on how he should be compensated for ''my expanded role with the party.''
He'd already discussed the idea with fellow Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein, who also happens to chair the party's hugely successful fundraising arm.
In the email, Duffy wrote that Gerstein had said ''what do I want/need and he'll make it happen."
Duffy then suggested to Gerstein that he (Duffy) be made a junior cabinet minister to get the staff, car and resources that go with the position.
"He (Gerstein) laughed and said he didn't think THAT was within the realm of the Cons. Fund,'' Duffy wrote. "So my question is what do I demand?"
He goes on. "Should I request a one-on-one with Stephen.''
The answer to the first question — what do I demand? — remains a mystery. Gerstein did not respond to interview requests, and Duffy would not elaborate when contacted by the CBC.
But the prime minister's office says there was never any one-on-one with the now independent senator about his role in the party, and he was never considered for a cabinet position.
Even so, the email underscores the predicament Duffy and the Harper government are in today.
Duffy may not have received any special cabinet-like perks four years ago. But if Gerstein and the Conservative Fund were so willing to backstop his political work, why did the prime minister's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, feel the need to step in and pay the $90,000 to cover Duffy's questionable Senate expenses?
Damage control
Conservative insiders have acknowledged the former broadcaster was one of their best fundraisers and biggest political draws.
In fact, his reputation for both was so highly regarded that when Harper took to the road in 2009 to sell the new Conservative budget, he took Duffy along at one point to serve as warm-up act and master of ceremonies.
Duffy was also a regular on the campaign trail in 2011. Records show he billed local campaigns for those appearances, sometimes on days when he also claimed to be on Senate business.
This double billing is just part of the larger issue that Duffy will have to address at some point.
The Senate voted this week for a do-over of the original audit into his expenses, and it endorsed a proposal initiated by his former Conservative colleagues to formally ask the RCMP to investigate.
The issue confronting Harper is how to contain the political damage, and so far nothing is working.
The fallout has already deprived the prime minister of the services of his chief of staff. But even that hasn't staunched the wound.
At first, certain cabinet ministers applauded Wright's decision to repay Duffy's dubious expenses with $90,000 out of his pocket. Saving taxpayers' money, they said.
When that failed, they praised Wright for resigning and accepting sole responsibility. It was the honourable thing to do, they said.
But when more questions were raised in the Commons about what the prime minister knew about the Wright-Duffy entanglement, and about why he waited almost five days to accept Wright's resignation, the Conservatives reverted to a more familiar tactic.
Harper and Heritage Minister James Moore went on the attack, accusing the New Democrats and Liberals of expenses and tax-avoiding scandals of their own.
'The facts are clear'
Harper missed Question Period on Thursday, or perhaps a better word is skipped. Either way, he still couldn't escape the controversy.
Reporters took advantage of a joint news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to ask the prime minister how he could not have known about Wright's role in repaying the money.
"Yeah, look,'' the prime minister said, his tone curt. "Very briefly the facts in this case are clear. They are absolutely clear. They are not good. But they are clear and they are simple.
"Mr. Wright decided to use his own personal money to assist Mr. Duffy to reimburse the taxpayers of Canada. That's what he decided to do and he decided not to tell me until the 15th of May after speculation about the source of the funds appeared in the media.''
Had he been told, the prime minister added, ''I would have said not to do it.''
Strategists will no doubt debate the wisdom of the government's evolving responses, and the effectiveness of responding to a scandal by accusing their opponents of being just as bad.
But there's no debate that this scandal is far from running its course.
Two weeks in, and the Harper government is no longer dealing with just inappropriate expense claims by Duffy (and a handful of others senators) and the lone actions of a trusted adviser.
It has now become a serious challenge to the government's own competence and failure to fully own up to the Duffy-Wright business at the first opportunity.
And for that, the prime minister and his team have no one to blame but themselves.

Stephen Harper’s response to the Senate scandal is lame: EditorialThe opposition in Parliament needs to keep up the pressure to get to the bottom of the Senate scandal.
Opinions / Editorials
Thursday, May 30, 2013
New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair challenges Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the House of Commons in Ottawa Monday.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is spinning faster than a weather vane in a Prairie windstorm, trying to put some distance between his embattled office and Conservative wrongdoing in the Senate. But bob and weave as he may, he can’t make the stench go away.
Under fierce grilling in the House of Commons this week, Harper claimed to know nothing of a decision by his former chief of staff Nigel Wright to cut Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy a cheque for $90,172 to pay back improperly claimed expenses, until CTV News broke the story. He said “to my knowledge” there was no legal agreement between Wright and Duffy.
Harper also said he has “no information” about anyone in the Prime Minister’s Office telling Duffy to clam up after getting the money and to stop co-operating with auditors who were poking into his dubious expense claims. And Harper claimed no knowledge of efforts to have a Senate subcommittee whitewash a report on the Duffy audit.
These lame responses, his first response in Parliament and couched in language only a lawyer could love, have just added fuel to the fire. Canadians want answers, not sand in their eyes. Just three weeks ago Peter Van Loan, the government leader in the Commons, was praising Duffy’s “leadership” in repaying his improperly claimed expenses.
Time and again, Harper has dodged New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair’s simple demand that he publicly release all documents related to Wright’s deal with Duffy, including the infamous cheque and an email Wright is said to have sent to Duffy. Harper has also been less than fulsome when Mulcair asked whether the Duffy deal was ever discussed in cabinet, saying only that the deal was never a matter of “public business” at any point. And Harper dodged questions as to who else in the PMO apart from Wright was aware of, or involved in, the cheque affair, and who liaised with Tory senators who whitewashed a report on Duffy’s expenses.
Needless to say, Harper has been mute as a carp over the Senate rules that prohibit senators from accepting sizeable gifts.
Given this serial hedging, Harper’s effort to redirect the public’s attention to the Senate and its belated cleanup effort won’t wash. There’s still concern that the PMO interfered with a Senate probe into Duffy’s expenses in order to prevent politically embarrassing facts from surfacing. The opposition needs to keep up the pressure to get to the bottom of this.
As the Senate internal economy committee has just shown, the Conservative government and its partisans don’t willingly give up their shabby secrets. Government Senate leader Marjory LeBreton may want the public to believe that some senators “betrayed us,” but the Senate didn’t go out of its way to rein in the miscreants until they became a public scandal. Senators finally held a rare open session Tuesday to consider Duffy’s expense claims, and a glimpse of the way they operate was revelatory.
With Canadians watching them, the full internal economy committee, chaired by Sen. David Tkachuk, promptly reversed a decision to go easy on Duffy in a Senate report on his expenses. For Tkachuk and fellow Tory Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, it was a humiliation. They dominated the three-member subcommittee that altered the report in a way that seemed to exonerate him. Their reasons for doing so have never been convincing.
Alert to the rising furor over Duffy’s expenses the full committee also moved to insulate the Senate by inviting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to take an interest in the case.
Senate clerk Gary O’Brien and director of finances Nicole Proulx also revealed that Duffy had a pattern of claiming living expenses “that raises concerns.” During 2011 and 2012 Duffy repeatedly claimed to be in Ottawa on Senate business, and claimed expenses, when in fact he was outside the city. Senate officials rejected many of his claims but never raised an alarm. The question now is, why not? Just how much impropriety does the Senate wink at when no one is watching?
Yes, the Red Chamber is now under more scrutiny, and that’s a good thing. But that doesn’t let Harper and the PMO off the hook. The Conservatives claim to be all about accountability and transparency. We’re nowhere close.
The Toronto Star published photo's of the members of the Senate. Run your mouse over the face of individual Senators, and their traveling and living expenses will be revealed.

Harper not in question period to address Senate scandal

Secret payment to cover Mike Duffy's housing claims dominates question period
By Leslie MacKinnon
CBC News
Posted: May 27, 2013
Opposition NDP Leader Tom Mulcair fired off questions in the House of Commons today about the $90,000 payment from the prime minister's chief of staff to Senator Mike Duffy, deliberately addressing the queries to the prime minister, even though Stephen Harper was absent from question period.
"Does the prime minister think it's business as usual for a senator to defraud taxpayers? Is it business as usual to give a $90,000 payoff?" asked Mulcair.
Standing in for the prime minister, Heritage Minister James Moore blamed the NDP for not supporting the government's plans for Senate reform, which include a mandate for elected-only senators, and a reference about legal questions on term limits and Senate elections to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Harper has not yet answered questions from opposition MPs about the $90,000 cheque written by Nigel Wright as a gift to defray Duffy's improperly claimed Senate expenses. He was on a trade-related trip in South America last week, and does not always attend question period on Mondays.
Moore deflected Mulcair's questions by asking how many of his NDP MPs have not paid their taxes. Last week, it was revealed two NDP MPs, Tyrone Benskin and Hoang Mai, who was once the NDP's
"Isn't that a fact, the revenue critic for the NDP is one of the people who didn't pay taxes to Revenue Canada.There's so many jokes that come to mind about the NDP, I don't even know where to begin, but the fact is the NDP do not stand up for taxpayers, as they're showing by their own," Moore said.
Later in question period, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre used the words "tax cheats" and "tax evaders," about the NDP.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau asked if the Conservatives would support a Liberal motion to be put before the ethics committee that would demand Wright and Harper appear as witnesses to explain why Wright paid Duffy's expenses out of his own pocket, and what the prime minister might have known about the payment.
In reply, Moore threw back at Trudeau a remark the Liberal leader made over the weekend. Reading from an article in the French-language newspaper La Presse, Moore quoted Trudeau's remarks.
"He made it so very clear on this weekend that he doesn't believe in Senate reform 'because we have 24 senators in Quebec and there are only six for Alberta and British Columbia. That benefits us. It's an advantage for Quebec.'" Moore said.
"All Canadians should be served by national institutions and the Liberal leader should stop dividing Canadians again and again over these matters."
In an interview with La Presse on Saturday, Trudeau took issue with the NDP's campaign to abolish the Senate, particularly as it could affect his home province of Quebec, where the NDP holds most of its seats.
Trudeau pointed out that Quebec's 24 Senate seats, in comparison with the six Senate seats of each western province, give it weight.
"It's to our advantage. Abolishing it, this is demagoguery," he said in French, referring to Mulcair's campaign.
Trudeau's comments also drew criticism from western premiers. A few hours before question period began, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall tweeted, " Disappointed in @JustinTrudeau. He opposes abolition because Senate status quo gives advantage to Que over the west."
Alberta Premier Alison Redford tweeted soon after, "Disappointed by @Justin Trudeau's comments. No need to pit AB/BC against regions. We need elected, equal senate, accountable to Cdns."
Some MPs made an issue of Harper's absence from question period. NDP MP Charlie Angus referred to Harper as "the peekaboo prime minister."
Others were critical of the role of Conservative senators in softening the Senate report on Duffy's expenses by removing paragraphs that were critical of his claims his primary residence is in P.E.I.
Duffy repaid $90,000 to the Senate in expenses he'd claimed for what he says he mistakenly considered a secondary residence in Ottawa, using the money he was given by Wright.
NDP MP Pat Martin called the government Senate leader Marjory LeBreton an "artifact of the golden era of Gucci shoes," apparently referring to the fact that she was appointed by former prime minister Brian Mulroney, said to have a closet full of the expensive shoes
Liberal MP Bob Rae asked how it could be possible that Conservative senators Carolyn Stewart Olsen and David Tkachuk, the two senators who redacted the Duffy report, could now "stand and judge their own behaviour." Stewart Olsen and Tkachuk are on the committee that will supervise a further audit of Duffy's expenses.
Moore replied the government simply doesn't agree with Rae's characterization of Stewart Olsen's and Tkachuk's behaviour, and if the Liberals don't like it, they can complain to the ethics commissioner. The ethics commissioner is already examining the propriety of Wright's cheque to Duffy.
Liberal MP Marc Garneau, responding to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons, addressed the fact the prime minister is rarely in question period Mondays. "This is not an ordinary Monday. This is a situation where this government has been basically, in the past 12 days, facing its greatest scandal in the seven years that it has been the government."
Conservative MP Mark Wawara told reporters: "Well, the prime minister has a very busy schedule and I believe he will be in the House this week."
Harper is expected to attend question period Tuesday.
Here is a copy of the email I received on 29 May 2013. Comments are by others.
Subject::..... I Think SHE IS PISSED!                 
I don't think pissed really covers it!!!!

Jeff Smith, the Senator from Québec calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security " to a Milk Cow with over a million teats.

Here's a response in a letter from PATTY JOHNSTONE in Ontario ... I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!

Oh sooo true!
"Hey Jeff, let's get a few things straight!!!!!

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying CPP & OHIP for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3. My Canada Pension payments, and those of millions of other Canadians, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would make Bernie Madoff proud.

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and "your ilk" pulled the proverbial football away from millions of Canadian seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age, 67. NOW, you and your "shill commission" are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Canadians, have been paying into OHIP & CPP from Day One, and now "you morons" propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because "you idiots" mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal our money from OHIP & CCP to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Canadians, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you "incompetent bastards" spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the Canadian taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" to your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU:

1. How much money have you earned from the Canadian taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the Canadian taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Parliament who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcase thieves who have bankrupted the Canadian Pension, OHIP and stolen the Canadian dr
eam from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers.

And for what? Votes and your job and retirement security at our expense, you lunk-headed, leech.

That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted our benefits for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic, political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch. NO, I didn't stutter.

P.S. And stop calling CPP & OHIP "entitlements". WHAT AN INSULT!!!!

I have been paying in to the CPP system for 45 years "It's my money"- give it back to me the way the system was designed and stop patting yourself on the back like you are being generous by doling out
these monthly checks.

Reforming the Senate

Sober second thoughts on a place of sober second thought
Posted: Dec 22, 2008
It's not easy making major changes to a Canadian institution like the Senate. Just ask former B.C. premier Bill Bennett, former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed, Reform Party founder Preston Manning and former prime minister Brian Mulroney. Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau would agree, too, but for different reasons.
Now, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has his eye on remaking the upper chamber. It's a view he's held for a long time.
Overhauling the Senate requires constitutional reform, which means the government has to persuade seven provinces containing at least 50 per cent of the population that its plan is in the best interests of everyone. Making subtle changes to the way senators are appointed may be easier: the government believes it only needs to get a bill through Parliament.
After winning a majority government in May 2011, Harper is expected to introduce — for the fourth time — two bills to reform the Senate. That legislation would impose term limits on senators and set a mechanism for the provinces to elect nominees who would then be appointed to the Senate by the prime minister.
But at least one province — Quebec — has said it feels the proposed reforms affect its constitutional rights and that it plans to challenge the legislation in the courts.
Harper's previous efforts to pass the bills failed in the face of opposition in the House of Commons or a Liberal majority in the Senate. Now, however, the Conservatives have majorities in both houses.
Citing certain constitutional authorities, the Harper government is ready to argue that the proposed legislation doesn't require constitutional change.
And at least two provinces — Ontario and Nova Scotia — figure it's time to move beyond any talk of Senate reform and abolish the institution all together.
Creation of Confederation
The Senate, which came into being through the Constitution Act of 1867, was originally meant to act as a balance to the unchecked democracy of the House of Commons. But it didn't take Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, long to decide that giving legislative veto power to a group of appointed wealthy men might not be in the best interests of the country.
The Senate's powers — but not its makeup — were altered so that the upper house could not defeat money bills or delay legislation unreasonably.
However, like the British House of Lords, senators would be allowed to keep their seats — and the salary that came with them — for life.
That changed in 1965 when the government of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson passed legislation that forced senators to retire when they hit the age of 75. Anyone appointed before the legislation passed was exempted from the mandatory retirement rule.
Diverse agendas, similar goals
Calls for significant Senate reform began to be heard in the mid-1970s. Trudeau was making the
case for constitutional reform, highlighted by a charter of rights. At the time, B.C.'s Bennett promoted a new model for the Senate, which he called the "House of the Provinces" in which provincial governments would choose senators to act as their delegates to the central government.
The idea had some support from both sides — but for different reasons. Trudeau, the advocate of a strong central government, felt that a senate made up of provincial representatives might actually weaken the authority of the provincial premiers.
At the time, Canada was undergoing significant demographic shifts. The populations — and economic clout — of Alberta and B.C. were growing much faster than Quebec's. Quebec still held 24 Senate seats while Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. held a combined total of 24.
By 1979, opposition to Trudeau's vision of a regionally enhanced Senate scuttled any notion of reform — as well as efforts to change the constitution. However, Bennett's proposal did serve to revive the idea of Senate reform.
Alberta was next to look at what to do with the Senate. Trudeau's National Energy Program had angered Albertans and then-premier Lougheed was looking for ways to keep Ottawa from intruding into his province's affairs.
Louigheed established a task force to look at ways of reforming the Senate and its recommendation was for the direct election of senators — and an equal number of senators for each province, like the American model.
The task force didn't get much attention in the rest of Canada, but an equal and elected Senate became a rallying cry for many Albertans.
Triple-E and Meech Lake
Then came the Meech Lake accord. It contained a provision that would have changed the way senators are selected. When a Senate vacancy came up, the prime minister would pick a name from a list submitted by the province where the vacancy arose.
As Meech was coming together, Preston Manning was turning his Western populist movement into the Reform Party. Part of its platform was a Triple-E Senate: elected, equal and effective, the latter meaning that an elected Senate would have close to the same powers as the House of Commons.
The Charlottetown accord contained more wide-ranging proposals for Senate reform.
Among the proposals were: an elected Senate — either by popular vote or election by members of provincial or territorial assemblies; six senators from each province and one from each territory; and guaranteed aboriginal representation in the Senate. In addition, the Senate could not defeat the government on a motion of confidence or block the routine flow of legislation relating to taxation, borrowing and appropriation. The accord also said senators should not be eligible to hold cabinet positions.
The reforms would never come to pass, doomed by the accord's rejection in the 1992 national referendum.
The constitutional squabbles, however, did not stop individual provinces from acting.
In 1989, a Senate seat became vacant in Alberta. The provincial government held an election among candidates who wanted the seat. Stan Waters won. A year later, Mulroney — who was still looking for provincial support in ratifying the Meech Lake accord — appointed Waters to the Senate.
Waters died a year later. His vacancy was eventually filled by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien the way prime ministers had always appointed senators.
In fact, it would be almost 20 years before another elected senator would join the chamber. Bert Brown, a longtime champion of Senate reform, took the most votes in Alberta's 2004 Senate election and was appointed in April 2007 by Stephen Harper.
Alberta and B.C. eventually passed legislation that provided for Senate elections. (The B.C. law, however, had a sunset provision and eventually expired.) Saskatchewan introduced legislation to that effect in November 2008.
The Harper era
The Reform Party — and its successor, the Canadian Alliance — continued to call for an elected, equal and effective Senate. But since the Alliance and the Progressive Conservative parties got together to form the Conservative Party of Canada in 2003, these calls have not been as loud.
In the campaign leading up to the January 2006 election, Harper promised to make the Senate a more effective and independent body.
After being elected as prime minister, Harper named Michael Fortier to a vacant Senate seat from Quebec — and then appointed him to his cabinet. (Fortier resigned his Senate seat on Sept. 8, 2008 to run in the federal election but he lost and returned to his law practice in Montreal.)
On May 30, 2006, Harper's government then introduced legislation that would limit senators to eight-year terms.
In December 2006, Harper said he would introduce the Senate appointment consultations act, which would allow government to consult Canadians on Senate appointments. "The bill will see voters choose their preferred Senate candidates to represent their provinces or territories," the government said in announcing the bill.
However, two years and one federal election later, the prime minister had not been able to initiate significant Senate reform. He named 18 new senators to be appointed by the Governor General to the upper chamber in December 2008.
After the May 2011 election, Harper named three defeated Conservative candidates to the Senate. Two of them had given up Senate seats to run in the election.
Also See:
Canada, It's Time to Abolish the Senate!
18 March 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Who is This Guy in the Oval Office? (Part 16)


The Obama Family Goes on a Much-Needed Vacation … Again

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Obama family needs a vacation. After all, it’s been almost a month since they returned from the $100 million taxpayer-funded African safari. (Yep, that’s right – ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.)
Since then, the President has been busy trying to browbeat other countries into turning over Ed Snowden and spending a great deal of time involving himself in the case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. It’s hard work being the driving force behind an assault on privacy while also maintaining a position as the Race-Baiter-in-Chief.
The First Lady must also be exhausted. After all, she threw a joint party on the 4th of July for her daughter’s birthday and for Independence Day. The entertaining duties didn’t stop there, as she threw a “Kids' State Dinner” after she selected the winner of a healthy recipe contest that the kids had participating.
So, after that whirlwind…it’s off to the posh island retreat of Martha’s Vineyard. In the past the Obama’s stayed at
Blue Heron Farm, where the rental of the house itself was $50,000 per week.
Don’t forget that the Secret Service must also be paid, housed, and fed, bringing the tab for their getaway into the millions of dollars. A few years ago, US News and World Report explained how the bill got so high.
His 11-day stay will require the Coast Guard to keep ships floating near Obama’s farm, a presidential helicopter and jet at the ready and security agents on 24-hour duty. Armored SUVs dubbed “war wagons” have been flown in to carry the presidential family around the island.
The real issue here, however, is that the Obamas are off enjoying a luxurious vacation while…
85% of the DoD’s civilian workforce is on furlough…
The city of Detroit just went bankrupt…
Only 47% of Americans of working age have full time jobs…
It’s hard to imagine how they can sleep on their soft, fluffy, very expensive pillows, while much of America tosses and turns, kept awake by unsolvable financial worries. It’s hard to imagine how they can enjoy their fine cuisine and expensive drinks while Americans root through the garbage, or simply go without eating a meal or so per day. And yet, the Obama family seems cheerfully oblivious to the plight of the working poor in their country.
Although this kind of elitist behavior seemed to end poorly in France for Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, it seems that once again, the First Family is flipping the bird to the working class in much the same “let them eat cake” manner.
Kimberly Paxton, a staff writer for the Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared, is based out of upstate New York.

Millions of Egyptians standing up to Muslim Brotherhood Bossman Obama
There is no democracy but only power lust in Obama’s self-made world
By Judi McLeod
Consider Barack Obama’s yesterday telephone call from Africa to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi as a pep talk from one control-crazed Muslim brother to another.
The Holy Bible instructs “As you sow so shall you reap”, but Obama doesn’t get it.
The Frankenstein radical Islamist Obama put into power in Egypt is falling apart at the seams; his handing a country over to the Muslim Brotherhood, proving to be an epic failure.
More Egyptians are protesting Morsi than those who voted him in: 14 million people marched against him, on Sunday, destroying Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, while 5.7 million voted for him in the first round of presidential elections and 13.2 million voted for him in the second round.
Obama’s phone call made so infinitesimal an impression on the beleaguered president that today he firmly rejected yesterday’s 48-hour ultimatum given by the army, throwing Egypt further into political turmoil. (Financial Times, July 2, 2013)
Even with a billion dollar foreign aid deal—including a March 5 $250-million gift from Obama—in spite of 200 Abrams tanks ready to roll; even with 12 F-16s and the promise of eight more by the end of the year, Egypt’s foreign minister has thrown in the towel. Five other ministers tendered their
resignations on Monday.
Morsi must have recognized the double-cross in his telephone conversation with Obama, who told him in the same empty words that keep cropping up in never-ending campaign speeches, that democracy is about more than elections.
There is no democracy but only power lust in Obama’s self-made world.
Imagine Obama telling Morsi that the United States is not supporting a specific party or group but is committed to the democratic process in Egypt.
Most would call $250-million in addition to the billion dollar foreign aid package, Abrams tanks and F-16s “supporting a specific party or group”: The jihad-seeking Muslim Brotherhood.
Whether it’s over his trademark Teleprompter or just the telephone, President Barack Obama’s language is always in Doublespeak.
The words of a politician are worthless and the people of Egypt are now drowning out Obama’s empty words with signs that read: ‘Obama Your # is our Dictator’ and ‘Wake Up America Obama Backs Up a Fascist Regime in Egypt’.
While Obama claims the White House is “concerned” about the outbreak of violence in Egypt and is monitoring the situation closely, he has said Morsi’s election was “legitimate” and is calling on all parties in Egypt to return to the negotiating table.
“Our position has always been, it’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are,” Obama told reporters in Tanzania. “When I took a position that it was time for Egypt to transition (away from Hosni Mubarak in 2011), it was based on the fact that Egypt had not had democratic government for decades, if ever. And that’s what the people were calling for.” (The Hill, July 1, 2013)
Egyptians remember that it was Obama who told Mubarak that he had to step down.
Obama, who wanted a radical Islamic leader for Egypt, both paved and paid the way to bring Mohamed Morsi into power.
In Africa, Obama—who has made a four-and-a-half-year-long career that can be capped by the words “Blame Bush”—has been walking in George W. Bush’s footsteps with words that heap praise on his nemesis.
It is from this scenario in Africa where he made yesterday’s telephone call trying to prop Morsi up.
Not since the days of the slave-driving Pharaohs has someone spoken so loudly from both sides of the same mouth.
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh,, Drudge Report,, and Glenn Beck.
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Obama’s leadership in worldwide Jihad hits a snag
Egyptians March against Obama
By David Rushton
Monday, July 1, 2013

Fourteen Million people marched in Egypt yesterday against the man Obama backed to be the Egyptian President. Morsi was Obama’s man and the Muslim Brotherhood was Obama’s party because Obama has the Muslim worldview.
Fourteen million people out of a country of 84 million is roughly the equivalent of 52 million Americans Marching against Barack Hussein Obama.
During his inauguration on January 20th 2009, a day that will live in infamy as being far worse for America than Pearl Harbor, Hussein Obama had a message for his Muslim friends as he offered them “a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect”. Who could have known at that time that he meant to offer American military support and American tax dollars to support Muslim fanatics in the destruction and captivity of their countries?
Obama also said the USA would “extend a hand” to those “who cling to power through corruption and deceit” if they “are willing to unclench” their fists. Clearly he was referring directly to Hosni Mubarak President of Egypt who had kept his country safe from the tyranny of the Muslim Brotherhood since they assassinated President Anwar Sadat in October 1981. Sadat made peace with Israel and Mubarak kept that peace alive for 30 wonderful years. So Mubarak had to go.
Right after his inauguration Obama’s first phone call was not to the Prime Minister of the UK, or the Prime Minister of Canada, or some European leader. He called Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Was that symbolic of his determination to finally kick God’s People out of Israel?
Few of us will ever forget that on June 4, 2009 in Cairo, Egypt, President Obama expanded on his inauguration speech and proposed a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. Specifically, the President said that the U.S. would seek a more comprehensive engagement with Muslim-majority countries, countries with significant Muslim populations, and their people by expanding partnerships in areas like education, economic development, science and technology, and health, among others, while continuing to work together to address issues of common concern.
That should have warned America of what was coming from this radical Marxist Muslim who even stated that America is a Muslim Nation. But Americans were too busy watching television to know that their country was being pulled out from under them like a Persian carpet.
On April 1st 2009, Obama played a really good April Fool’s joke on the United States by bowing deeply before the self-proclaimed “king” of Saudi Arabia and dragging the flag of the United States into the dust as he made his obeisance to a man who was a sworn enemy of the United States. We all know he was our enemy because he represented and funded the most radical sect in Islam – the Wahhabis. We also know that most of the fanatics who murdered three thousand people in the New York in 2001 were from Saudi Arabia. Wahhabis believe that all those who don’t practice their form of Islam are heathens and enemies. Therefore we are their enemies.
It amazes me that some people in the United States argue that Hussein Obama is a Christian because he attends church occasionally. Yassar Arafat, the most dangerous terrorist in the world used to be in the front row in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. It’s all part of the gigantic lie of Islam. Islam condemns lying unless it is for a good cause, such as the spread of Islam.
Barack Hussein Obama is a dedicated Muslim Marxist
Barack Hussein Obama is a dedicated Muslim Marxist who is determined to destroy the United States but it is interesting to note that one of his most heralded accomplishments was the removal of Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt and his replacement by the Muslim Brotherhood. Yesterday 14 million Egyptians took to the streets to protest Obama’s choice for their leader.
Why do we not see 52 million Americans marching in Washington for a peaceful transition of power from our dictator back to an American President?
David Rushton was born in London where his parents were staunch conservatives. He immigrated to the United States in the sixties and formed a patriotic organization advocating conservative principles which include rallies and marches. He had his own radio talk show for many years and was also a guest on many radio and Television talk shows.
In the last few years David wrote several books about the dangers of radical Islam and spoke on this subject in some of the largest Conservative Churches in the United States.
He now resides with his wife Marcia in Costa Rica. David can be reached at
Nobody home at the White House but the Tea Party
TEA Party Audit the IRS Rally
By Judi McLeod
While publicity hounds Barack and Michelle Obama primped and preened over in Ireland and searched out the roots of their “Irish ancestors”, before heading out to Berlin, tens of thousands of Tea Party stalwarts will be out in force on Capitol Hill today searching for their country.
The last time the Tea Party showed up en masse for the historic 9/12, President Obama absurdly flew over their estimated 1.8 million turnout in Marine 1 on his way to Minneapolis. The rag and tag drum and fife marchers, culled by William Temple and Gene Hoyas over the Internet and forced by park authorities to start off on their march one and a half hours ahead of schedule, literally marched into history. There was not a dry eye among them when they heard the deafening cheers from the throngs waiting for them at Capitol Hill.
Proud to have been there to cover the momentous event, CFP’s, Judi McLeod, Brian Thompson and (name removed by request), will carry the sound of the drums and fifes in their hearts forever.
Back then, “Can you hear us now?” was the chant of the day.
9/12 was the beginning of the citizen fight to take America back from a Marxist president forcing a legacy of the Fundamental Transformation of America on an unwitting populace.
Today’s Tea Party rally to Audit the IRS, from Noon to 2 p.m. on the West Lawn of the US Capitol, that America is still standing even under a rogue president determined to destroy her.
Today is proof positive that even after non-stop, scathing ridicule by Obama’s mainstream media, unelected czars and Hollywood pals; even after DHS branding as Bible thumping radicals and domestic terrorists along with the returning vets they so much admire; even after open discrimination by the powerful IRS; even after being enshrined as Obama’s main spied-upon resistance, the Tea Party is still there—while Obama has once again left the arena.
With all the passion that can be mustered from a Big Government-harassed people, today’s peaceful protest will be heard all the way over to Berlin in righteous proof that “We Shall Overcome”.
In Ireland, Barack and Michelle were looking for their roots. The Tea Party know what theirs are and are out to save them.
Citizens from all walks of life, fighting to reclaim America and return it to the country bought and paid for by the blood of their Founding Fathers, have been sent to the West Lawn by patriots like Mark Levin, the Paul Revere of his day on Talk Show Radio.
Speakers include a passionate and indefatigable Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz, Dana Loesch, Steve Bannon, Sonnie Johnson, Niger Innis Andrew Marcus and and too many others to mention.
Number of Democrats from Washington’s scandal-ridden government?
The hardworking Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit has done a superb job promoting today’s speakers and events.
Gather every bit of your hope and give it to the Almighty.
Today proves it is not the patriot up against it but Barack Hussein Obama.
No matter how big and brutal his feet, Obama cannot stomp out love of God, love of country, love of children because not even he can stomp out human nature.
In short, Obama cannot help but lose as his fight is one based on clinging to power while the one of the people is to save America for their children and grandchildren.
Meanwhile, God blesses patriots and scorns tyrants.
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh,, Drudge Report,, and Glenn Beck.
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Michelle Obama: America’s Graceless Princess!
The First Lady is staying in a luxurious Princess Grace suite that costs $3,300 per night.
By John Lillpop
With tens of millions of Americans under or unemployed, millions more fighting to save their homes and hopes for retirement, one would expect those who profess to be for the “little guy” to be more circumspect when traveling at taxpayer expense.
Yet, there she is, the self-ordained Princess of Progressive America, Michelle Obama, spending money as recklessly and foolishly as if she were an official member of the Obama Administration.
As reported at the reference, Michelle’s excesses include a hotel room in Dublin, immodestly named the Princess Grace Suite, which strongly suggests that Mrs. Obama has decided not to wait for the official ancestry research of Barack to be completed: She has decided that The One and She are of royalty stock, a decision which supports her $3,300 a night lodging at the Princess Grace Suite:
The costs include, but are not limited to, Air Force One travel costs which are approximately $180,000 per hour when the aircraft is off the ground. Additional costs on this trip include the two modes of transportation needed – Air Force One and Air Force Two – as the president and the rest of his family will be separated. Also, First Lady Michelle and her daughters are reportedly staying in the Five-Star Shelbourne Hotel where 30 rooms had been reserved for Mrs. Obama’s entourage and secret service security for the family. The hotel’s website says the facility has no vacancies during the time the First Family members are there. The First Lady is staying in a luxurious Princess Grace suite that costs $3,300 per night. The Princess Grace Suite has two beds, two bathrooms, four phones, and three large televisions. United States tax-payers pay for First Family travel expenses.
While the president is at the G8 Summit, First Lady Michelle and First Daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, will be out-and-about doing a variety of activities including the investigation of the Obamas’ ancestry from Ireland. It was previously researched that President Barack Obama’s great-great-great grandfather was from Moneygall, Co. Offaly. The great-great-great grandfather and his son Falmouth Kearney came to the United States in 1850.”
Whatever the family tree reveals, one fact is sure: Michelle Obama is NO Princess Grace!
John W. Lillpop
San Jose, CaliforniaJohn W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal. “Clean and sober” since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are actually considered normal!.
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We Do Have Some Problems Here
By Chuck Baldwin
June 13, 2013 recently carried a report saying, “During his speech in San Jose, California on Friday, President Obama took one question from the press on national security monitoring of Americans. Without any sense of irony whatsoever in the aftermath of the IRS’ targeting of conservatives, the administration’s stonewalling on Benghazi, the Department of Justice’s targeting of reporters, the Department of Health and Human Services’ leveraging of private organizations for Obamacare public relations cash, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret email addresses, Obama unloaded this line:
“‘If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.’”
See the report:
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.
Foreign governments cannot strip the American people of their liberties; they cannot expunge our First Amendment rights; they cannot eviscerate our Second Amendment rights; they cannot extinguish our Fourth Amendment rights; etc. But Washington, D.C., can do those things. In fact, Washington, D.C., is in the process of doing those very things right
And it is obvious that Obama KNOWS that the federal government threatens the liberties of the American people. He knows it, because he is hell-bent on helping the federal government do it. He is also feeling the heat of freedom-loving people who refuse to submit to his Machiavellian machinations.
During the commencement speech at Ohio State University, Obama said, “You’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all of our problems. Some of these same voices do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.”
See the report at Barack Obama’s Ohio State “Voices” Speech
The report goes on to say, “Obviously less than a week after uttering these words it was revealed that Obama’s State Department deliberately misled the public (and Congress) about a 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya (someplace America shouldn’t be, it’s worth noting). And officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acknowledged targeting groups on the basis of their ideology. And Obama’s Justice Department secretly took two months of phone records from three Associated Press offices. And then there’s the comparatively underreported matter of Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius--who has been shaking down private companies she regulates for ‘seven figure donations’ to help fund the implementation of Obama’s socialized medicine law.”
Yes, Mr. Obama, the federal government in Washington, D.C., has become a “sinister entity.” And, yes, the federal government is “at the root of all of our problems.” Furthermore, it is true that “tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.” And you are right about this, too, Mr. President: there are millions of us freedomists who are indeed determined to “gum up the works.”
This past Tuesday, the AP released a report that began, “When the federal government went looking for phone numbers tied to terrorists, it grabbed the records of just about everyone in America.
“Why every phone number?
“‘Well, you have to start someplace,’ Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told NBC News on Monday.
“That breadth, that willingness to sweep up enormous information on Americans with no ties to terrorists, is making it hard for the Obama administration to tamp down controversy over a separate program, called PRISM, to monitor Internet traffic.
“In short, critics ask, if looking for terrorists means collecting every American’s phone records, how can anyone believe the president when he says Americans aren’t being monitored on the Internet?”

See the AP report covered by Business Week: What’s The Problem With Prism
Well, now it is out in the open: the federal government is collecting the private communications of the American citizenry. All of the American citizenry! Some of us have been trying to warn the American people of these shenanigans for years.
Glenn Greenwald at the London Guardian recently filed a report in which he said, “The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.
“The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an ‘ongoing, daily basis’ to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.
“The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk--regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.
“The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Fisa) granted the order to the FBI on April 25, giving the government unlimited authority to obtain the data for a specified three-month period ending on July 19.
“Under the terms of the blanket order, the numbers of both parties on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The contents of the conversation itself are not covered.
“The disclosure is likely to reignite longstanding debates in the US over the proper extent of the government's domestic spying powers.
“Under the Bush administration, officials in security agencies had disclosed to reporters the large-scale collection of call records data by the NSA, but this is the first time significant and top-secret documents have revealed the continuation of the practice on a massive scale under President Obama.”

Folks, did you catch that last paragraph? All of this spying began under the G.W. Bush administration, and it has continued and expanded ever since. Both Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C., are equally culpable in dismantling the Bill of Rights, in trampling our liberties, and in bringing the United States to the precipice of a police state.
According to other published reports, “The US National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been harvesting data such as audio, video, photographs, emails, and documents from the internal servers of nine major technology companies, according to a leaked 41-slide security presentation obtained by The Washington Post and The Guardian.”
The report also said, “The program, codenamed PRISM, is considered highly classified and has never been made public before. The list of companies involved are the who's who of Silicon Valley: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. Dropbox, though not yet an official part of the program, is said to be joining it soon. These companies have all willingly participated in the program, says the Post.”
So, let me ask readers a question: how is all of this different from what the Nazi government did in Germany, or what the communist government did in the former Soviet Union, or what the communist government is still doing in China? How is it different? It isn’t, and you and I both know it isn’t!
Well, now that the mainstream media has decided to actually cover the story, how will the American people react? How will pastors and Christians react?
For far too long the vast majority of Americans, including the vast majority of pastors and Christians, have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to this burgeoning police state that began in earnest under G.W. Bush. Until now, when one tried to talk to their pastor about these things, he or she was dismissed as a “conspiracy nut.” And when one would try to educate his or her friends and co-workers, they would get the same response. How many times did we hear the retort, “This is America; it can’t happen here”?
Well, IT IS HAPPENING HERE; and this is America in name only.
Years ago on my website, I began compiling those few media reports that would surface regarding America’s plunge into a surveillance state. I invite readers to peruse these reports
Again, the real question now is what are the American people going to do about it? With the exception of now-retired Congressman Ron Paul (and a few others), hardly anyone on Capitol Hill was interested in arresting this out-of control federal government. What will Congress do now?
If Bill Clinton deserved to be impeached (and he did), Barack Obama certainly deserves to be impeached. And for that matter, G.W. Bush deserved to be impeached. Any President who deliberately and willfully tries to strip the American people of their Natural liberties by unleashing the spy agencies of the federal government against them should be impeached. They should also be tarred and feathered!
So, what is YOUR congressman or congresswoman doing? What is your senator doing? What are your State officials doing? What is YOUR pastor and church doing? What are YOU doing?
This issue transcends partisan politics. It should not matter to a tinker’s dam whether one is a Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, white or black, male or female, Christian or non-Christian, businessman or laborer. If we do not have the right to privacy, we have forever forfeited the right to call ourselves a free country.
Furthermore, shame on those corporations who, for the sake of money, are helping to turn our once free republic into a police state. Shame on them! And shame on those pastors and churches that have sat in their ivory palaces and refused to be the watchmen on the wall, the duty to which they have been called. Shame on them!
Yes, we DO have some problems here. The first problem is an arrogant, tyranny-prone, out-of-control federal government that, like a leviathan, is swallowing up our liberties. The second problem is the indifference, apathy, and greed of corporate America, the media (until lately), and America’s pastors and churches that refuse to do anything to resist it.
Make no mistake about it: what the federal government is doing by its wholesale spying on the American people is a blatant attack against our liberties, our homes, and our way of life. We (all of us) either fight off this insidious attack or forever are labeled as the cowards and traitors that we will have become. President John F. Kennedy is quoted as asking, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” Amen.
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Barack Obama Never Attended Columbia University Says “His” Graduating Class
04 June 2013
Barack Obama: The Ghost of Columbia University – By Wayne Allyn Root
I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasn’t there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.
I’m certainly no “Johnny come lately.” For five years now (since 2007 when it became clear Barack Obama was running for President), I’ve been quoted in the media as saying that no one I’ve ever met at Columbia can remember ever meeting, or even seeing, our college classmate Barack Obama. Don’t you think the media should be asking questions? Isn’t this a very strange story?
I am a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1983. That’s the same class Barack Obama claims to have graduated from. We shared the same exact major- Political Science. We were both Pre Law. It was a small class- about 700 students. The Political Science department was even smaller and closer-knit (maybe 150 students). I thought I knew, or met at least once, (or certainly saw in classes) every fellow Poly Sci classmate in my four years at Columbia.
But not Obama. No one ever met him. Even worse, no one even remembers seeing that unique memorable face. Think about this for a minute. Our classmate is President of the United States. Shouldn’t someone remember him? Or at least claim to remember him?
One of the speakers at the 30th reunion should have reminisced about “my days with the future President.” But no one did. You’d think Obama might have sent a video to tell us all how much he enjoyed his time at Columbia. You’d think he’d have sent at least a letter to be read aloud from one of his former college buddies. Right? But he didn’t. Because Obama has no former college buddies. No one that ever met Obama, let alone befriended him, was in attendence at our 30th class reunion.
Now you might argue this is all strange, but it’s possible. Afterall Columbia says he graduated. And I take my college’s word for it. Would one of the world’s greatest Ivy League institutions participate in a coverup, thereby risking their billion dollar reputation? And there is one single article written for the Columbia newspaper with Obama’s name on it. A single photo also exists of Obama in his Manhattan apartment with the man he claims was his college roommate- a Pakistani foreign student. And one single radical leftist Columbia professor who hates Israel also claims he remembers Obama.
That’s the sum total of Obama’s existence at Columbia University, Class of ’83.
So I asked every classmate I met at our 30th reunion, many of them Political Science majors, if they ever met, or saw, or heard of Obama. The answer was a resounding NO from every one of them. I asked if they found this strange, or worried how this was possible? They all answered YES. I asked if they thought it was possible to be a Political Science major and never meet a fellow major in our small classes? They all gave me a very strange look and answered NO. So I asked, “How could this be possible? Can you explain this?” No one had an answer.
Keep in mind these people I spoke to are all- to a man and woman- dedicated liberal Democrats who voted for Obama. I’m guessing 90% are major Democrat contributors. My Columbia classmates are the crème of the crop of American society. Lawyers, doctors, billionaire hedge fund members, stars of the media. They adore Obama. But they all admit they never met him in their four years at Columbia. I am proud of my classmates for their honesty and integrity.
One classmate told me he was present when one of the most honored professors in Columbia University history gave a speech to alumni a couple of years ago. The speech was followed by Q&A. This beloved professor was asked about Obama at Columbia. He said, “I have my doubts about the story.” The crowd was stunned. He immediately went onto the next question and never elaborated. So obviously I’m not the only one with doubts.
So here’s my take on this great mystery. I’ve never said Obama was not registered at Columbia. I’m sure he was. I’ve never said he didn’t graduate. If Columbia says he did, then I’m sure he did. But I’ve always said there is something wrong with the story. It’s rancid. It’s unbelievable. It’s impossible. It’s the story of a Manchurian candidate.
The question isn’t was he ever registered, or did he graduate. And it’s interesting that one photo, one professor, and one newspaper article exists- just enough to provide a thin cover. But the serious question the media should be asking is…What did Obama do for two full years in-between registration and graduation? Did he ever attend a class? Did he ever have a single friend other than a Pakistani national? Why is the only professor to ever come forward and claim he remembers him a radical leftist who hates Israel? What exactly was he doing when no one met him, saw him, or heard of him? Why are his college records sealed? What has he got to hide?
But my educated guess is he can’t, or won’t ever release those records. Because what we’d find would be shocking.
Now I know somewhere in America is an Obama defender that will accuse me of lying. But are all those classmates at our 30th reunion lying too? And if I wanted to lie, wouldn’t I better off saying I knew the future President well? If I wanted to malign the President, shouldn’t I be saying he was my close buddy and I witnessed all kinds of terrible things? But I can’t say that. Because I never witnessed anything. Neither did any of my classmates. We didn’t know him. Never met him. Never saw him. My story is simply the truth- and it’s the same consistent story I’ve told since 2007.
There is something wrong with Obama’s story- that much I know. He is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia.
Obama’s Crown vs. Washington’s Cross
By Bradlee Dean
May 22, 2013
“Criminals mock society’s laws. Your compassion is a weakness that your enemies do not and will not share...” —Bradlee Dean
As the White House has been slammed with scandals such as Benghazi, Extortion 17, the AP phone tapping scandal, targeting FOX News, and the IRS targeting conservative groups, Obama appeared before the nation at a press conference. In the middle of answering a question about the IRS scandal, it began to rain. Obama had the “audacity” to call up two marines to hold an umbrella for himself and the Turkish Prime Minister, stating, “Why don’t we get a couple of Marines [to hold umbrellas.] They’re gonna look good next to us.” What a stark contrast to our first president, General George Washington!
It was said that Washington was hailed as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts

of his countrymen.”
During the Revolutionary War, George Washington didn’t send someone else to go in his stead… and he certainly would not have asked anyone to hold an umbrella for him. He took responsibility and went himself to lead the call for independence on the behalf of the country and the people he loved. During this time, he had little-to-no money to fight the war, but he fought on with what he had and beat back the tyrant King George.
George Washington was also known as the man who could not die in battle, as he was shot at several times with bullet holes in his jacket, yet he survived unscathed. He told his family, “By the all powerful dispensations of providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation.”
Like King David, God protected Washington from his enemies.
In the past half-century, as we have seen the corrupt in government slowly usurp their authority and declare war on the American people, the “protection” of the president has risen to ridiculous measures.
A Congressional Research Service report investigated how much taxpayers spend whenever the president leaves the White House by plane. The report found that it costs $179,750 to fly Air Force One for just one hour! That expense is only for fuel, maintenance, and sundries; it does not include all of the staff and security personnel that accompany every move the president makes.
Making the clear distinction between then and now, George Washington bears the cross, while this president wears the crown.
Anyone who travels to Washington, D.C., will know what I am talking about. When the president’s motorcade goes through town, every road is blocked off by armed officers, and any building the president enters is searched over with a fine-toothed comb.
The Secret Service was originally created in 1865 to suppress counterfeit currency. It had nothing to do with the president’s safety until 1907, when Congress passed the Sundry Civil Expenses Act, which now meant that two men would be in full-time charge of the president’s safety. The Secret Service now has 3,200 employees, and whenever the president leaves the White House, the Secret Service calls on other federal, state, and local agencies to heighten security measures.
Until Harry Truman’s presidency, former presidents were dropped off at their homes and were provided no special pension, security, or other benefits. They would become an average American citizen, just like those they served.
When president, Truman would take daily walks around Washington, D.C., with a bodyguard or two in tow. American citizens could walk right up and shake his hand.
What has happened since then? When presidents work for the people, they feel safe enough to walk up and be friendly with their constituents. However, when they work for special interests and are being treated as crowned kings (which they are not), they suddenly feel that they need to be protected from their constituents. Is the writing on the wall? Yes, indeed it is.
Look at the parallel between Washington and the current administrations:
• In 1789 the federal government under President Washington had 350 federal civilian employees; today they number in the millions!
In 1832 the total federal budget was $11 million; in 2011 it was over $4 trillion!
Since 1900 the total number of government laws and regulations the average citizen is required to obey has increased an estimated 3,000 percent.
James Madison stated that “… every word of (the Constitution) decides a question between power and liberty.” As the government increases control, this leads to a corresponding decrease of individual liberty and responsibility.
The real problem is when all this power becomes centralized and is left unchecked by the public, then comes the rationale that “they have the badge, they must be right.” Thomas Jefferson, who went through the era of the Revolutionary War, warned, “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
It has been said that laws are most numerous when the commonwealth is most corrupt. This video illustrates present-day criminals with badges. You may be shocked at who they are.
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Weaving the Tangled Web
By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.
May 22, 2013 a Terrible Tangled Web We Weave When We Practice to Deceive
Another of Obama's henchmen - Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President - was furiously shoveling unmistakably desperate prevarications on the Sunday talk shows as fast as he could in another vain attempt to cover up the stink from the pile of manure emanating from the Benghazi, I.R.S. and AP Press scandals that were instigated and created by Mr. Pfeiffer's boss…old herk and jerk, Barack Hussein Obama.
As a master liar one wonders why Obama sends out these amateurs'. It was apparent that Dan Pfeiffer did not even know what lie he was going to utter until the words fell from his mouth. Far from being an adept or consummate liar, he was in fact an absolutely unskilled surrogate for the Liar in Chief. These people would lie about a matter if the truth were more believable. It does appear that they lie just to be lying, sort of like a contest to see who is the more prolific at the lie. As of this Sunday, Pfeiffer wins the award as Obama's most clumsy liar of liars'.
It is for certain that Barack Obama – if he has the skills for nothing else – is an unchallenged champion at selecting the cream of the crop in regard to ethics deprived prevaricators. Dan Pfeiffer was every bit the unscrupulous liar that Susan Rice proved to be in covering the administration's guilty butt in regard to the Benghazi debacle; with the Obama Administration there is a prodigious amount of the effluvia of manure and pitifully little in the way of deodorization via an application of truth. Throw in Jay Carney along with Pfeiffer and Rice and you have an unbelievable dim-witted trio. If it is that the truth that will set us free, we are in fact doomed as there is not an ounce of truth in the totality of the Obama Administration.
Given the current poll numbers (52%) in regard to Obama's popularity, it can only be that The American people are truly the most ignorant and gullible people in the entire world.
I had a friend who used to say, "The I.R.S. would make sweat run off of a rock." It is refreshing indeed to now be able to observe these same conscious less and crooked bureaucrats shed a copious amount of sweat themselves while being scrutinized by Congressional Investigative Committees. Their squirming soreness and discomfort in their futile and lame attempts to cover their bosses' behinds makes it very discernible who it was who ultimately gave them their marching orders, it is abundantly clear that the responsibility for their criminal acts goes all the way to the top — the White House.
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy."—2 Timothy 3:1-2.
It is profusely evident that Barack Obama is a disciple of the dark spiritual conglomerate that comprises Satan's end of day's world kingdom. Barack Hussein Obama came onto the American scene at precisely a time when he could tap into an obsequious cadre of indoctrinated new-agers, or in other words spiritually dead socialist automatons of exactly the same demonically inclined progressivism as their new king — their earthly god — Barack Hussein Obama; an initiate of Satan the god of this world.
"And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."—Genesis 16:12 (KJV) 
It has been conjectured that Barack Obama is the "man of perdition" (Anti Christ), and as such he will lead the world into a one world conformation. It is my opinion that, though Obama is of the same make-up as a Hitler, a Mussolini, a Stalin, or a Nero, that he is not "the" anti Christ. I do firmly believe that, as an unalterable Muslim, he will ultimately lead the United States into the final one world domain over which Satan will rule. The Muslims are — he thinks — his strength; they are the fierce people appointed to usher in the destruction of a divinely condemned America, Israel and a chastened world. Look for his muddled and stupidly amateurish antics to kick off World War Three. Always remember that the King of darkness (Satan) is calling the shots for him.
Those who have been gazing this week upon that unblinking telephonic eye into the living rooms, taverns, and waiting rooms of this nation have had a cat's eye view of the degradation and putrefaction of a once great, but now nearly impotent, United States of America.
Indeed the governments' of the land – that have always, it seems, endeavored to relieve the people of their hard earned resources - have happened on a new way to steal from those that can least afford to have their assets filched by the insatiable corrupt governments on both the federal and state levels. This new way to steal is called, "The National Lottery."
The inventiveness of the scheme is completely venal and nearly fool-proof. It is based entirely upon greed, as are all such scams whether initiated by government or by criminal enterprises. Our governments have amply demonstrated that they are indeed better at criminal enterprise than are the crime syndicates.
The shapers' of this lottery scam wave a seven hundred million prize, which no one has a more than a one in two hundred fifty million chance of winning, before the greed-glazed eyes of the suckers who are more than anxious to bet against such astronomical odds.
The crowds gather at the suckers'-bench and blocks long queues form, the individuals of which wait for the opportunity to plunk down their cash in exchange for a pie in the sky chance to win the jackpot. If you have been observant you will have noticed that a great many of these chumps' have the appearance of being refugees from the welfare office, as indeed many are.
And Walla! Millions of these marks lose and the government scoops in billions and wins by virtue of their unrighteous scam. Too bad, you say…if they are foolish enough to waste their money, let then suffer. Great sentiment, but be prepared to offer up more of your own assets through taxes to feed and care for these goofy gamblers.
Why waste your money on spine-chilling fictional movie dramas when the media occupies itself with the gory details of real live crimes, the details of which often far exceed anything that the writers and directors of sick crime movies could conjure up.
The media and society in general, celebrates and boasts of the exploits of serial killers, mass murderers, and demented psychopaths that now seem proliferate in this nation. Our society is truly the Devil's playground.
The exploits of these filthy miscreants are regurgitated gory bit by gory bit, and millions of dollars are expended to present a serial recounting of their grisly crimes. No details are spared, it is as though a thorough and detailed (often times visual) serialization of the despicably cowardly deeds are essential to the real life serialization and are necessary to garner ratings and to attract the ghoulish as viewers. The recent Jody Arias trail was an excellent case in point; the minute details of her satanic crime were culled exceedingly for the most sickening and sensational details. Truly this putrid bag of bones was granted celebrity status in order to acquire viewer ratings.
Recent weather anomalies, rare seasonal deviations from the norm, and the great spiritually unwholesome and deranged character of the people tells us that the sovereign God who controls the weather, regulates the seasons and names the individual stars of a multitudinous whole, is not asleep at the switch. He in fact never sleeps and only His continued vigilance stays the world from complete collapse and extinction.
A sure sign that the unwholesomeness of this nation has indeed captured His attention is evidenced by recent devastating weather occurrences, out of the norm seasonal anomalousness's and burgeoning sick characteristics of the people. It would be wise to take notice of these warnings and govern our actions accordingly. For in the final analysis we can expect:
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."—2 Peter 3:10
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Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.
Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.
ObamaGov: The story of a Tyrant and a collaborative Congress
We are living under tyranny now, via one manufactured crisis after another
By Sher Zieve
Friday, March 1, 2013
It’s becoming harder and harder for a great number of people to make sense of what the government is doing. So, instead of actually looking to and accepting the obvious and logical reasons (aka Occam’s Razor) for what it occurring, media personnel (it has become increasingly difficult to call them journalists or reporters) continue to scratch their heads and ask ‘what is Obama doing’?
The answer is obvious to all, but the relatively brain dead. In other words, Americans—even if they are slightly dim-witted collaborative “reporters”—know precisely what he’s doing.
Despite his ill-gotten success, but raised by Communist he and she wolves, Obama is destroying the country he has been taught to hate since he was a child; the same country that gave his grandparents an excellent income and lifestyle in Hawaii and Obama a life of privilege and enrollment at Honolulu‘s finest school. There is no other logical or rational explanation. He is destroying the country with vigor and prurient joy. Therefore, that was and is his intention. His early heroes were Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin. He later graduated to admiring the oft-mentioned self-proclaimed Luciferian Saul Alinsky.
Obama is currently following Hitler’s plan toward gun confiscation to the proverbial “t.” Hitler began with nationwide gun registration in Germany, then began banning certain firearms, then had his controlled media ask “why do the people need guns, anyway,” asked for “voluntary” relinquishing of guns and ended with door-to-door storm-trooper gun confiscation. Yes, folks. Hitler’s private army broke down doors to grab guns and whatever else they could find in private homes. Most of us know what happened in Germany. After the guns were forcibly taken from German citizens, the exterminations of Jews and other of Hitler’s “undesirables” (those he called mental defects, gypsies, political opponents etc.) began. There were approximately six million Jews murdered and two to three million others.
If we still refuse to look at, understand and realize that the groundwork Obama is rolling out now is
the same as Hitler laid in the 1930s we truly are a doomed country. And, if liberals believe the ObamaGov won’t attack them because they voted for Dictator-in-Chief Obama, they had best think again. Just recently, amongst others, the Obama White House (which is completely under the thumbs of the Obama/Jarrett team) attacked two very prominent and in-the-news figures (Bob Woodward and Lanny Davis) and CBS reporter Sharyl Atkinson (for exposing the Fast & Furious gun Obama/Holder gun-running scheme to arm the Sinaloa drug cartel) for not towing the Obama barge. And the liberal elite actually think Obama won’t come down on them like a hammer if they deviate even an iota from his exponentially expanding dark vision for the USA and its people? If so, this once again proves that liberals (even the “elites”) are likely insane…and, tragically, it’s probably a genetic trait.
One of the latest of Obama’s overt salutes to Nazi Germany, Leninist/Stalinist Russia and all other totalitarian governments that have existed over the last 100 years or so are his illegal in-state “immigration checkpoints.” Most of these checkpoints are not even close to the US-Mexico (or even Canadian) border. Drivers are being stopped to essentially ‘show their papers’. When faced with drivers who dare to ask these USBP agents why they are being stopped and/or what legal grounds they are using to do so, they will not (or cannot) answer the question. Instead, they become even more demanding with their questions and, on one occasion in the below video, even threaten the driver.
For those journalists who have finally waked up to the truth, I offer my commendations. However, many seem to think we are—still—only approaching a dictatorship. No. We are there, folks. This is largely due to Congress’ incessant desire to no longer actually work for what we pay them and the perks they receive under the table. Despite its GOP “leadership“ claims to the contrary, Republican members of Congress would prefer to let Obama do all of the decision making. Thus far, without fail, they have caved to the Marxist-Nazi contingent on every “crisis” at the end. As an example, in 2011 and 2012, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell even actually tried to give Obama dictatorial powers and recently offered him “flexibility” on the fake “sequestration crisis.” Obama, however, seems determined to wait until Congress begs him to become Emperor of the USA. Chillingly, it may do just that.
We are living under tyranny now, via one manufactured crisis after another. In fact, since Obama took the helm of our country, our ship has hit one iceberg after another in his attempt to bring the country to its end. With a collaborative Congress, Obama is very close to doing so…and to bringing most of us to our own ends, also.
If We-the-People still refuse to take the initiative to end our enslavement—and coming genocide if still-ObamaCzar Mark Lloyd has his way—we will very soon no longer have any time left.
“And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.”—Daniel 11:36
Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.
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Who is This Guy in the Oval Office?
(Part 1)
16 February 2009
(Part 2)
22 April 2009
(Part 3)
16 June 2009
(Part 4)
03 August 2009
(Part 5)
03 January 2010
(Part 6)
20 May 2010
(Part 7)
21 November 2010
(Part 8)
14 February 2011
(Part 9)
03 August 2011
(Part 10)
10 October 2011
(Part 11)
11 December 2011
(Part 12)
18 April 2012
(Part 13)
01 July 2012
(Part 14)
25 October 2012
(Part 15)
14 December 2012