Monday, October 07, 2013

Who is This Guy in the Oval Office? (Part 18)

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Newspapers Having a Blast With Obama's Mandela Funeral Selfie
Katie Pavlich | Dec 11, 2013
In case you missed it yesterday, President Obama joined in on the latest "selfie at a funeral" craze. A smiling Obama was seen posing with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt for a photo at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
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Michelle doesn't look too pleased!
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In case you're wondering what a "selfie" is, Oxford defines it this way:
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary
President Obama continued laughing with Thorning-Schmidt after the photo, which eventually resulted in First Lady Michelle Obama sitting in between them. The New York Post is handling the story this way:
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Jon Williams         @WilliamsJon     
UK papers making hay with Obama selfie & FLOTUS's face. Daily Mail calls PM Helle Thorning-Schmitt "the flirty Dane"
             from New York, NY, United States
The Post is also asking, is it ever okay to take a selfie at a funeral? For the sake of mankind, I would hope the answer is no.
Etiquette experts say there’s a time and place for everything, and funerals aren’t the right time for selfies. If you must, it’s OK to take a quick snapshot before or after the ceremony, though.
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The Economist: The Man Who Used to Walk on Water

Katie Pavlich | Nov 26, 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words but I should note that a majority of people now believe that "honesty and trustworthiness" do not apply to President Barack Obama.
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A growing number of Americans doubt President Barack Obama's ability to manage the nation, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday that reflects the possible larger impact of his administration's fumbled rollout of its healthcare law.
The poll also found that 53 percent of those polled said Obama is not honest or trustworthy, marking the first time that the CNN/ORC polling found a clear majority questioning the president's integrity, CNN said.

My how things have changed.
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Obama’s Traveling Circus now includes hecklers on script
By Judi McLeod
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
For Barack Obama’s orchestrated public appearances, first came ‘The Faint’. Now it’s ‘The Heckler’.
Video exists proving that no matter how slick Obama’s act, people do not faint dead away just at the sight of ‘The One’.
The Barack Obama Traveling Circus was on full display in San Francisco at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center yesterday. The event, staged to promote his stalled immigration reform—complete with phony hecklers—took place on the same day it was announced that Obama gave Iran his $6-billion blessing to continue building its nuclear weapon.
“These days, President Obama even gets heckled by his supporters,” according to the New York Post.
But before shouting out “Oorah!” you should consider the convenient propaganda provided Obama by these made-to-order ‘hecklers’.
“A young man standing onstage with Obama at an event in San Francisco disrupted the president’s speech by shouting pro-immigration slogans.” (New York Post, Nov. 25, 2013)
“There are thousands of immigrants deported every day,” yelled the heckler, who was a member of the multi-cultural crowd that the White House had assembled behind the president.”
How convenient for the cunning Obama, who responded within a heartbeat: “That’s exactly what we’re talking about. That’s why we’re here.”
Without interruption of any kind, yet standing within a few feet of Obama, the ‘heckler’ continued on. Or as mainstream media reported it, “continued to beseech the president, giving voice to the growing impatience for action among Obama’s base.”
“Please use your executive order to halt deportation for all 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in this country right now!” he screamed. “You have a power to stop all deportations.”
“Actually I don’t. That’s why we’re here,” Obama replied, facing the heckler.
“Several audience members began chanting: “Stop deportations! Stop deportations!”
“But the unrest quickly settled as Secret Service agents moved in.”
‘Obama, the Sly’ then called off the bodyguards, saying, “Don’t worry about it guys. These guys don’t need to go.”
The White House-arranged ‘crowd’ cheered.
“I understand the passion of these young people, because they feel deeply about the concerns for their families,” Obama said.
The only hecklers Obama understands are the ones he brings with him to promote his agenda. Tea Party patriots, Second Amendment advocates, anti-abortion Christians and supporters of the Constitution are categorized by his government as “racists” whose activities are under complete surveillance by the NSA.
In the cunning world of Obama Marxism on display, it is easy to tell the real hecklers from the phony, White House-arranged ones. Real hecklers, who will be out in full force in 2014 and beyond, chant “USA!” “USA!”
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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, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
Judi can be emailed at: judi@canadafreepress.com
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Rigging the 2012 Election
By Attorney Jonathan Emord
Author of "
The Rise of Tyranny" and "Global Censorship of Health Information" and "Restore The Republic"
November 25, 2013
NewsWithViews.com
In October of 2012, Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, tweeted, “Unbelievable jobs numbers . . . these Chicago guys will do anything . . . can’t debate so change numbers.” The media was quick to dismiss the charge, deeming the drop in unemployment numbers from 7.8% in September 2012 from 8.1% in August solid, the Census data impeccable, and the suggestion of political manipulation preposterous. “This is a methodology that’s been used for decades,” responded Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. “[I]t is insulting when you hear people just cavalierly say that somehow we’re manipulating numbers,” she said angrily. On November 18, 2013, John Crudele of the New York Post broke a story that vindicates Welch and raises new questions of corruption about the Administration. Indeed, it now appears that the jobs numbers were cooked to skew the election in Obama’s favor.
Based on a source in the Census Bureau and on corroborating information, Crudele reported that employees within the Census Bureau fabricated data then (and to this day) to help bring about a drop in the unemployment numbers. In particular, Crudele identified a Census employee named Julius Buckmon who explained to Crudele that “he [Buckmon] was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.” The falsification activity increased substantially as the November 2012 election approached.
The plot thickens when we realize that in 2009 President Obama took the unprecedented step of placing the Census Bureau under direct White House control, ordering the Census Bureau Director to report directly to “White House senior management,” an action that caused Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, then to complain: “This implies that President Obama intends on getting a count to his liking. It borders on overt political corruption.” Indeed, now we know why the White House worked diligently to lay a foundation for direct political control of the Bureau.
This past week, on behalf of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Chairman Issa sent Census Bureau Director John Thompson a letter demanding his response to the allegations contained in Crudele’s New York Post article. Issa is demanding production of all of Buckmon’s emails, identification of all of his supervisors, and all documents germane to this scandal. Chances are, however, that the Administration will stone wall in response to the Issa demands, as it has to everyone of his information requests, ranging from the Fast and Furious Scandal to the Benghazi terror cover-up.
This latest election theft scandal adds to the overwhelming acts of corruption that epitomize politics as usual within the Obama Administration. At the Department of Justice, the Administration continues to stone wall, asserting executive privilege to block production of documents germane to its botched arms trafficking, Fast and Furious operation. At the Department of State, the Administration continues to stone wall and block testimony from those with direct knowledge of the Administration’s failure to come to the aid of the embassy in Benghazi and to cover-up the terrorist incident with false claims that it was a spontaneous mass reaction to a video critical of Islam.
At the IRS, the Administration continues to stone wall in response to inquiries designed to determine the extent to which the Administration’s political appointee, the IRS Chief Counsel, was involved in the systemic IRS effort to retard and block approvals for tax-exempt status for Tea Party and conservative groups leading up to the 2012 presidential elections. At the White House, the President twists against the political winds as more and more information comes to light on White House awareness of the impact Obamacare would have on forcing individuals with private health insurance and small employers with private plans off those plans and onto the Obamacare exchanges, while the President promised that none would be forced to lose those plans due to Obamacare. In sum, this President and this Administration are deeply ensconced in the mire of corruption and illegality.
The level and degree of the corruption is unprecedented; the Obama Administration is the most corrupt in American history. President Nixon was impeached for illegal conduct that is but a small fraction of the law violations for which this Administration has committed. Every day that passes without formal investigations into the extent to which each of the scandals gives rise to impeachable offenses warranting removal of Obama from office is a day that condones the injustices.
The time has come for Americans of all political stripes to realize that regardless of what you think the appropriate role of government ought to be, none should condone crime in government. Watergate was to have seared into the American political and legal creed the commandment that no one, and especially not the President of the United States, is above the law. The Obama Administration would have us believe the opposite: that this President and his Administration are indeed above the law and that they are entirely unaccountable to the Courts, to the Congress, and to the American people. To date, the Obama Administration has gotten away with the theft of an election, violation of federal law across government departments and agencies, and lies to the American people. When will the nation purge itself of the corruption, and if it does not purge itself what is to prevent future Administration’s from using the same illegal methods?
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Jonathan W. Emord is an attorney who practices constitutional and administrative law before the federal courts and agencies. Congressman Ron Paul calls Jonathan "a hero of the health freedom revolution" and says "all freedom-loving Americans are in [his] debt . . . for his courtroom [victories] on behalf of health freedom." He has defeated the FDA in federal court a remarkable eight times, seven on First Amendment grounds, and is the author of Amazon bestsellers The Rise of Tyranny, Global Censorship of Health Information, and Restore the Republic. He is the American Justice columnist for U.S.A. Today Magazine and the host of “Jonathan Emord’s Truth Trial” on the GCN Radio Network (visit gcnlive.com and emordtruthtrial.com). For more info visit Emord.com and join the Emord FDA/FTC Law Group on Linkedin.
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Is Barack Mentally Malnourished? A Reasonable Explanation for Obama’s Mind
Could a Practical Ignoramus Make it to the Highest Rungs of Power in America?
By Kelly OConnell
Sunday, November 24, 2013
In fact, a weird, recent phenomenon emerges from the perpetual miasma, confusion and drama composing the life and times of Barack Obama. Many strain at the question—What drives the man? In office he has appeared arrogant and self-satisfied to a degree remarkable even for a US president. Further, he has so often seemed ignorant or obtuse to his surroundings, and of the topics presented to him.
Seemingly he is satisfied by the roar of the crowd as if this were the same thing as excellence. Obama is both the most disdainful of opinion of others, and yet the most dependent upon sheer popularity to prop up his image.
Would it really be so strange if an individual of high office, yet low achievement were driven by small ideas and an incipient laziness - which were somehow obscured by his position? In fact, it seems Barack has an allergy to deep thinking, the work of deep study, and in-depth analysis. This would help explain his apparent ignorance regarding the failed ObamaCare website, and virtually all of his other failures. According to this theory, it is not the times being too difficult which tripped up Barack, but his being too small in confronting the tasks which resulted in his overwhelming failure as commander in chief. Consider the following argument.
I. Mystery of Barack’s Mind—Super-powered, or Second Class?
A. Sin of Self Love
Two theories help explain the contradiction of Obama’s reputation. One is from his presidency, the other beforehand. First is a stunning statement made by Barack to a White House job applicant (Patrick Gaspard) in 2007 during an interview, from The New Yorker’s Battle Plans, How Obama Won. He said:

I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.
Obviously, after spending a lifetime of dining on the Politically Correct flattery of his unctuous fans, Barack fell completely in love with the sound of his own voice. In the book The Obamas, Jodi Kantor describes and quotes Barack:
Obama had always had a high estimation of his ability to cast and run his operation. When David Plouffe, his campaign manager, first interviewed for a job with him in 2006, the senator gave him a warning: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said. “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.”
B. Self-Doubt

The second theme is from Barack’s days as a University of Chicago legal instructor. Given Barack’s far left governing style, it’s wholly unsurprising that he taught progressive and racially oriented constitutional law classes. Writes the NY Times:
At University of Chicago, Mr. Obama taught three courses, ascending to senior lecturer, a title otherwise carried only by a few federal judges. His most traditional course was in the due process and equal protection areas of constitutional law. His voting rights class traced the evolution of election law, from the disenfranchisement of blacks to contemporary debates over districting and campaign finance. His most original course, a historical and political seminar as much as a legal one, was on racism and law. Mr. Obama was especially eager for his charges to understand the horrors of the past, students say. He assigned a 1919 catalog of lynching victims, including some who were first raped or stripped of their ears and fingers, others who were pregnant or lynched with their children, and some whose charred bodies were sold off, bone fragment by bone fragment, to gawkers.
Obama was popular with his students, but simply refused to engage with the University of Chicago faculty, according to the NY Times:
The Chicago law faculty is full of intellectually fiery friendships that burn across ideological lines. Three times a week, professors do combat over lunch at a special round table in the university’s faculty club, and they share and defend their research in workshop discussions. Mr. Obama rarely attended, even when he was in town.
While one might guess that Obama has always had the highest opinion of his own mind, other folks believe the reason he avoided the University of Chicago faculty, and skips other challenges is because he lacks confidence. Is this really possible? This is the claim in a Vanity Fair article, The Lonely Guy, that states,
Just how someone wired the way Obama is got so far in politics remains a puzzlement. His aloneness is generally regarded as springing from a surfeit of self-confidence, a certitude that he really does know best. But at least one former senior administration adviser has argued that the trait springs from the opposite source: a basic insecurity on the president’s part, one that keeps him from surrounding himself with strong intellectual rivals in either the White House or the Cabinet.
So which is it…the Obama as genius, or Barack as insecure know-nothing? In fact, his persona could best be described as the arrogant Obama as a mask to hide who he secretly knows himself to be—the failed intellectual, would-be-messiah, and hack politician driven only by blind ideology. Of course someone who blusters through life behind such a facade, yet refuses to be examined by anyone astute, is going to conduct themselves like an arrogant jackass, always condescending to others.
II. Answers From Obamaland
A. Giving Stillbirth to a Child Named ObamaCare


Presidential historian Michael Beschloss once famously claimed Barack Obama was “the smartest guy ever to become president.” (video) Contra, it would be impossible for the “smartest president in history” to also have given birth to a catastrophe like ObamaCare without some level of awareness. Yet, Barack claims he had no functional knowledge that anything was wrong with his signature piece of legislation. (see all the various disasters Barack claims he knew nothing of)
Whether Barack was aware of the failures of ObamaCare has become a matter of intense speculation. But within ObamaLand, the quantum-physics derived house of mirrors, it doesn’t really matter because whether ObamaCare was conceived to die in labor, or meant to rise like a horrible Godzilla-clone over America, Barack could have his goals met. The only thing that matters is that the USA is humbled and driven to its knees by big government. And herein lies the story of Obama’s intellectual powers.
B. Analyzing Barack’s Giant Brain: Marxism on Crack

It is certain that Obama is intellectually malnourished because he long ago fell into the pit of Marxist ideology. In Marxism, one does not have to pay much attention to any details outside of Marxism/Communism/Socialism because everything else is a meaningless detail in this theory. This simplistic theory is explained by the Book Caps study guide, Marxism in Plain and Simple English: The Theory of Marxism in a Way Anyone Can Understand:
Marx believed society is dominated by conflicts between the powerful and the subjugated. The Marxists theorized that throughout history the government, the ruling classes, and capitalists have oppressed everyday working people, and it is only through revolution against these rulers that everyone will enjoy true freedom and equality in a classless society. They believed capitalists (owners of farms, factories, and shops) made their fortunes by exploiting the people, whom they called the proletariat. In Marx’s ideal world, everyone would work hard to better themselves and cheerfully provide assistance to those unable to work. Marxists believed all farms and factories should be owned commonly. Such common ownership gave birth to the term “communism” describing this economic structure. Marx called the idea “economic determinism”, as the economic conditions of the people would determine the political and social structures of such a society. Marxists also believed organized religion was a tool the governments and the ruling classes (also called the bourgeoisie) used to keep the people, or the proletariat, from thinking for themselves and being aware, or conscious, they were being exploited.
C. Fact Blind Believers in Materialist Revolution
Believers in this theory are quintessential ideologues. Such persons are not open-minded. For example, modern liberals typically support statist policies which expand government largess and redistribute wealth, as a matter of principle. If such programs were shown to be ineffective or result in outcomes even contrary to the hopes of the creators, this would not register with such fanatics. Therefore, studying the monstrous acts against human and civil rights of the communist Russians and Chinese would mean nothing to such persons. Why this is true is undoubtedly due to the quasi-religious foundations and nature of modern liberalism. It is held by blind faith and committed to being against all proofs otherwise.
D. Obamacare’s Double-Bind
Given the nature of communist theory, with which the president obviously does not disagree, it is
imperative that a capitalist society suffer revolution, so the underclass can be liberated. Therefore, it does not matter from a practical standpoint whether ObamaCare immediately fails, and millions of private insurance plans are sucked down into the wake behind it, leaving them wholly without healthcare coverage. Or it succeeds, and tens of millions of Americans are transitioned into insurance policies which are double or triple what they had been paying, and cannot possibly afford. Because, all of this leads to chaos, and therefore closer to the goal of government domination over the private economy.
It is certain that Barack must be feeling heat from his Democrat party elected officials. But there is no reason to believe that the failure of ObamaCare is a disaster, unless it weakens the power of the party. On the alternative, every American disaster helps establish the socialist state which Obama obviously craves. For instance, Barack knows that all the Americans whom he just promised could keep their healthcare another year cannot keep their old plans, because ObamaCare needs these new subscribers to stay solvent. Therefore, Obama wins coming and going. Chaos and destruction are established, people are taught that only instability can be expected, and that big government saves the insignificant citizen. The main thing is Barack believes no one can resist his illiterate genius because his father Marx paved the way to government as god 150 years ago.
E. Obama & Holy Liberal Lying
It is an interesting note that Obama clearly buys into the notion that one may lie about important matters as long as they have a higher goal to fulfill. And the move to create socialized, one-payer, government healthcare and increase state power is certainly within the category of those things which can morally be supported by lies. In fact, consider how hard Barack must be laughing as millions of health insurance policies are cancelled, while Americans panic, and he feigns concern. The little ignorant citizens don’t realize the god Obama and his minions serve. Curiously, this theory of justified dishonesty also has a religious analog in Islam’s Taqiya—or Holy Lying, meant to further Mohammad and Allah’s kingdom.
Conclusion
Certainly Barack is horrifically ignorant of many things one would expect a president to know. But he actually takes pleasure in this because none of it matters to his plans. For example, it is phenomenally unlikely he read the healthcare law or its voluminous notes because the government follows the rules only when Barack decides it’s in his best interests. If not, he simply makes up new rules off the cuff.
Moreover, Obama undoubtedly barely pays attention to any presidential details—which has been shown time and again, like his disastrous failed toast to the Queen of England.
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Given he already knows how the game ends—with communism triumphing over hated capitalism, democracy and freedom—after the final revolution, why should he? Given his beliefs, one can hardly blame Barack for his indifference to details, his obvious sloth, boredom, self-righteousness, dishonesty and dilatory methods. After all, his master Karl Marx prophesied the rules for how the entire history of the world unfolds, including how it ends, long ago.
But in the meantime, until the fated collapse, Obama is laughing like a hyena at all the patriotic fools like you and me.
Kelly O’Connell is an author and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Galway, Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master’s degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He has also been employed as a university Speech & Debate professor. He then returned West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now is a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico. Kelly is now host of a daily, Monday to Friday talk show at AM KOBE called AM Las Cruces w/Kelly O’Connell
Kelly can be reached at: hibernian1@gmail.com
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Is Obama Brilliant or Stupid?
Evil genius or imbecile
By Alan Caruba
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The debate that is constantly swirling around the Internet’s many websites and blogs is whether Barack Obama is brilliant or stupid? Like most of the nation, opinions are fairly divided between those who think he is an evil genius and others who think he is an imbecile.
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When people start to defend themselves by saying out loud that they are not stupid, there’s a better than average chance they are stupid and, like most stupid people, are denying it. At his Friday press conference in which he declared another illegal change to the Affordable Care Act (one made without going to Congress and requesting that the ObamaCare “law of the land” be changed), the President said, “I don’t think I’m stupid enough to say this is going to be as easy as shopping around on Amazon or Travelocity.”
Northwestern University’s Prof. Eugene Kontorovitch, a legal affairs policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, responded to Obama’s press conference saying, “President Obama did not specify what statutory authority, if any, he thinks authorizes him to make such dictats and, given the gargantuan
length of the ObamaCare statute, he might still be looking.”
After the President’s press conference, the president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, Karen Ignagni released a statement saying that Obama’s administrative fix to the health plan cancellation problem “could destabilize the market and result in higher premiums for consumers,” pointing out that “Premiums have already been set for next year based on the assumption of when consumers will be transitioning to the new marketplace.” There is a solution to this; repeal ObamaCare entirely.
The facts reveal that he was stupid enough to believe ObamaCare would work. He let the law go into effect knowing that Healthcare.gov was not ready to sign up people and that millions were going to lose the insurance plans they had. Some argue that that was brilliant; evil but brilliant.
Wayne Allyn Root, the author of “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” and commentator, wrote that, as far as ObamaCare is concerned, “This is a serious, purposeful attempt to hijack American and destroy capitalism. This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism.’
Playing devil’s advocate, I would argue that ObamaCare is the ultimate example of how utterly stupid liberal programs to alter the nation’s economy are. Why would anyone think that the government could possibly take charge of one sixth of the nation’s economy and arguably the finest healthcare system in the world, and not completely ruin it?
The government took over the nation’s educational system and it has been failing students for decades, producing graduates who have to take remedial programs in college just to keep up with the expectations of higher education. The government took over the environment and, instead of being responsible for removing pollution from the air and waters, now have an agency that is undermining all aspects of the economy, from access to energy reserves to increased costs of manufacturing.
Obama’s handling of the nation’s foreign affairs has been a dismal failure. Either he is stupid or his advisers are dumber than he is. His first Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, utterly failed to respond to the U.S. ambassador’s calls for help from the Benghazi consulate when it was under attack and both she and the President lied about it, claiming a video no one had seen was the cause of an event that occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. After the latest negotiations with Iran that would give that rogue nation more time to construct a nuclear weapon fell through, the current Secretary of State, John Kerry, said, “We are not blind and I don’t think we’re stupid.” He was wrong on both counts.

As noted, the voters are divided but one wonders why liberals never ask themselves why Obama feels it is necessary to lie about everything before and after it has been put in action.
A November 13 Rasmussen poll found that “Voters are evenly divided when asked whether President Obama deliberately lied about the impact of the health care law before it was passed by Congress. But they strongly believe Americans should be able to keep their existing health insurance policies.” The survey found that 46% of likely U.S. voters believe the president purposely misled Americans about the potential impact of the health care law. Forty-five percent (45%) disagreed and think Obama honestly expected the law to work out the way he said it would. Ten percent (10%) were undecided.”
You don’t have to be a political pundit to know that millions of Americans, by November 2014 when the midterm elections occur, are going to be very angry about the disruption to their lives associated with Obamacare; higher premiums, loss of their personal physician, and the concurrent effect on the economy as many are forced into part-time status or lose their jobs
Americans have always worshipped success and, conversely, fled from failure in whatever form it took. Obamacare is a legislative abortion, a failure of stupendous legislative over-reach and hubris.
If Obama is brilliant, one might conclude that he would have been able to set the economy on a path of growth in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, but the data reflects the millions of Americans who are out of work five years after he took office and the slow growth of the economy. Previous presidents, faced with similar circumstances were able to turn the economy around, but not Obama.
It is not sufficient to say that Obama is a significantly flawed individual. We are all flawed in some regard, but I think it is safe to say that he is stupid in a very profound way.
The reality of the healthcare plan that he and his fellow Democrats in Congress inflicted on the nation is such that only their liberal view of that the greatest economic engine the world needed a vast revision—a fundamental transformation—is now revealed as breathtakingly stupid.
That leaves half the nation hostage to the other half that believes he is not a liar and not responsible for the degradation of a great nation still capable of achieving great progress and growth. Much will depend on how angry and unhappy the stupid half of the voters are in November of next year. They might just rouse themselves to rid Congress of the Democrats in power in the Senate and reduce their numbers further in the House.
At least, we can hope so.
© Alan Caruba, 2013
Alan has a daily blog called Warning Signs.
Alan can be reached at acaruba@aol.com
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Childhood friend of Barack Obama comes forward with damaging information
Mia Marie Pope
Examiner.com
November 6, 2013
A woman who claims to be a former childhood friend of President Barack Obama has spoken out about the president's past in an exclusive interview. Mia Marie Pope spoke by telephone with Dr. James Manning on Nov. 4, and her story should be heard by everyone. Pope gave alarming details about President Obama's life and personality while he was attending high school in Hawaii.
Pope, who knew Obama as "Barry" while he was living in Hawaii, says she spent a lot of time hanging out with him during that time. She says she met the president in 1977 when she was about 13 or 14 years old, and although he was a few years older than her, they ran in the same circle of friends, hanging out around town and spending time on the beach in Waikiki.
"During those years, during the summertime, we as neighborhood kids, we would sort of hang out. We all sort of knew each other's business," Pope told Dr. Manning. "He always portrayed himself as a foreign student, that didn't mean that much to me then, but that's just what we knew about him."
Questions about President Obama's birthplace have of course been circulating for several years, but Pope had much more to say about the young man she knew as "Barry" than his citizenship.
"He very much was within the gay community, which there is a thriving, even back then, a thriving gay community in that area, particularly the Diamonhead area," Pope went on to say. "We knew Barry, just as common knowledge that girls were never anything that he was ever interested in. As a young teenager, you know as a young girl, it was clear that he was strictly into men."
This is not the first time we have heard this type of rumor about President Obama's sexuality. Larry Sinclair, who says he met Obama in Chicago while he was serving in the Illinois legislature, claimed before the 2008 election that he had a sexual relationship with Obama, and that they did cocaine together. That story has largely been kept out of the mainstream media.
President Obama's sexuality, whatever it may be, is not something that would have any bearing on his ability or qualifications to serve as president, but the point here is that everything we have been told about Barack Obama's life and history may very well be false. It is quite possibly a cover story designed to prevent the American people from ever finding out anything about his life before he
became a public figure.
"He and I didn't even really get along," Pope said of her relationship with Obama, "because one of his attributes that's still evident today is that he was even a pathological liar even back then. I'm not kidding. Every time this guy would open his mouth the most outlandish stories would come out. I remember us saying, 'Barry, don't you ever get tired of lying?' It was always some self-aggrandizing thing. It was always something to egotistically boost himself. He didn't actually have a lot of friends or anything really, he was just in the periphery. "
Anyone who has objectively observed President Obama closely during his time in the public eye can certainly see that trait in him even today.
Pope also spoke extensively about Obama's drug use, specifically cocaine, during the time she knew him.

"If you were going to do cocaine it was in powder form, and it was very expensive. Here we are, a bunch of broke teenagers, in other words for somebody to brag that they had this cocaine was somewhat newsworthy within our little clique. He would get with these older, white, gay men, and this is how we pretty much had this impression that that's how he was procuring this cocaine. In other words he was having sex with these older, white guys and that's how he was getting his cocaine to be able to freebase."
Speaking further about his tendency to tell lies, Pope said, "His lies would just be mundane things. In other words, if he told you the sun was shining, you better go out and check."
Dr. Manning asked Pope about her motivation for coming forward to tell her story and she responded by saying, "I'd like to share that. For one thing, I'm a Christian. I care deeply about my country, so there's this anger that's within me about this individual destroying my country."
"If he was doing a good job" she went on to say, "regardless of what his past was, I wouldn't be on the phone with you today. Why me as opposed to someone else? I would just say maybe courage. I've gotten to a point in my life where it turns my stomach when people will take the low road and don't stand up and tell the truth."
Pope also claims she called the FBI to report Obama's use of fake social security numbers. "They did nothing," she said. "I told them about my past. Nobody ever called me back. Nobody ever wanted to get any further information, so I felt I was being stonewalled, and this is several years ago I'm talking about that I called the FBI. Nobody was interested in my story, so that's part of it. When he very first came on the scene I scratched my head, thinking, has he really changed his ways? I remember this guy as 'low road' guy. In other words, you wouldn't trust this guy to walk your dog. I have gay friends. I don't care that he's gay. I don't care that he prolifically freebased cocaine in the 70s, I was sort of waiting to see what kind of adult he was."
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking the link in the first paragraph of this article. It is up to each individual to decide whether or not they want to believe what Pope has to say, but her story coincides with the stories of others who have come forward in the past. It is alarming that Barack Obama was able to attain the presidency when the public at large knew so little about him or his history. No one can really make a fair assessment of just who Barack Obama really is without examining all of the evidence that's available. This is an interview worth listening to, especially if you support him.
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Obama’s real killing fields
Obama the gunslinger
By Judi McLeod
Monday, November 4, 2013

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There’s something ‘off’ about President Barack Hussein Obama allegedly telling aides while discussing drone strikes, I’m ‘really good at killing people’.

Obama doesn’t own up to anything, even including who he is.

Obama has a track record for never taking ownership of anything other than that which other people have accomplished over a lifetime of sweat.
In this latest revelation, one can almost hear strains of the Peter Gunn theme song, or with just a little imagination find Obama’s smirking omnipresent face on display down at the post office among ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ posters of yore. Portraying himself as the gun slinger in drone strikes is a bit of a stretch, as if there is anything Obama isn’t, it’s decisive.  All lobbing of bombs from Obama’s direction are made behind the hidden safety of other people, the most prominent of them wearing skirts.
If Obama truly told aides: “I’m really good at killing people”, he’s lying again, for many now know that Obama walks zombie-like in the tracks of Valerie Jarrett.
Largely missing in Obama’s alleged gun slinger drone talk is that he’s killing all not so softly with his signature ObamaCare: At least 3.5 million Americans have already received cancellation notices from their insurance companies (AP).  Bureaucrats are already lining up for the 15-member “death panel” that categorizes the elderly 70 and over as “units” though they’re still ‘Grandma‘ and ‘Grandpa‘ to their loving families.
Imagine the fate of a country whose president got elected to fundamentally transform a country to which he had contributed nothing and whose president supposedly boasted to aides in drone discussions, ‘I’m good at killing’.
Unlike some of the victims of ongoing false flag operations in the U.S., the victims of Obama’s drones are made of flesh and blood.
But Obama is a deadly killer alright.  He’s a killer of millions of jobs.
Obama has killed to dead-as-a-doornail status the privacy of Americans and others, and at the same time is killing off respect for America, which is now increasingly portrayed as home of backstabbing saboteur spies.
Much of Obama’s killing of America is going down quietly with mainstream media approval.
A champion of partial birth abortion, Obama is a killer of babies,  the millions killed by abortion annually and that’s not counting the money sent off shore to cover millions of millions of more international abortions.
Obama is killing troops by gutting the military but adding to his own army that is ”just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded”,  yet is showing up for photo-ops every November 11 Veterans Day as someone who pays tribute to them when the cameras are rolling.
Obama is killing freedom in other countries such as Egypt, where he sides against every day people to throw in with his killer friends in the Muslim Brotherhood.
With the proverbial cunning of a snake, Obama is killing the religious rights of Christians by never taking a stand against the radical Islamists who slaughter them, while claiming to be a Christian himself.
Socialism/Marxism, of which Obama is currently world leader, kills all freedom,  all joie de vivre in its path by killing off the souls of humans.  It kills off liberty, freedom and it kills the passion of patriotism.  The ashes of failed socialism cover all places in the world it ever touched.
Long before it was ever revealed Obama allegedly told aides in drone discussions, ‘I’m really good at killing people’, millions recognized ‘Barack Hussein Obama The Killer’.
Much like the drowning man, Obama is a killer who drags people into the deep death hole called Socialism.
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, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
Judi can be emailed at: judi@canadafreepress.com
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Obama rewriting ‘Home of the Brave’ to ‘Home of the Turncoats’
Covert spying on world leaders to get an edge is Obama’s dirty work on the international scene
By Judi McLeod
President Barack Obama’s epic failure in fostering world hatred for the United States is apparent in Germany and Brazil turning to the United Nations to restrain American spies.
If Obama couldn’t turn the world against America by Tele-prompted speeches, then he could try to force upon it the unwanted reputation of ‘America, Home of the World’s Nastiest Back-Stabbing Spies’.
Obama spent much of a past frenzied five years traveling on the public dime to foster American hatred in foreign lands. He failed, primarily because millions the world over see America as it still is and has long been: a beacon of hope and last bastion of Western freedom.
Even as the world’s top malcontent, Obama should know by now that no matter how hate-filled yourself, you can’t get people to hate on presidential command.
It’s part of Natural Law that people will determine for themselves from personal experience what to hate or not.
Having miserably failed in his ‘All Hate America’ agenda, Obama has now taken America to the new low of U.N. established guidelines to prevent the U.S.—now widely portrayed as a country of collective spies—to prevent “cyberspace from being used as a weapon of war”.
Ironic that Obama’s uninterrupted hate spew would now be turned over to the U.N., a body more famous for what it doesn’t do rather than what it does do, but poetic justice indeed if the countries pressing the U.N. find relief for an American population being gnawed upon by NSA government-motivated rats.
“Brazil and Germany today joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet, marking the first major international effort to restrain the NSA’s intrusions into the online communications of foreigners, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the push. (Daily Mail, Oct. 24, 2013).
On an even playing field, Obama would have long ago gone down in flames. But Obama leads like a typical cut throat from behind and marches boldly forward on Marxist lies.
How can we be sure it is Obama behind the ongoing American spy scandal?
“The National Security Agency has monitored the phone conversations of at least 35 world leaders after being given their numbers by an official in another government department, according to a classified document leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. (Daily Mail, Oct. 24, 2013. Italics CFP’s).
“The confidential memo reveals that senior officials in ‘customer’ departments such (as) the White House and the Pentagon were encouraged to share their Rolodexes’ of contact details with the NSA”.
In other words, Obama is making despicable turncoats of his own staffers in order to portray America as a nation of coverts waiting to stab the leaders of other countries in the back by spying on them, and in fact putting them in danger of potential blackmail, hostage taking and even assassination.
What information gleaned by NSA by listening in on the telephone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen by anti-EU agents as Enemy Numero Uno could fall into the wrong hands?
In its investigation, let’s hope the U.N. forges into suspicions that it was the Barack Obama campaign team that released information from the divorce papers of Jack Ryan in the 2004 senate race.
Covert spying on world leaders to get an edge is Obama’s dirty work on the international scene.
On home turf, “no telephone in America makes call without leaving record with NSA.” (Drudge Report, Oct. 25, 2013). Ditto for emails of everyday people.
This from the same administration that can’t—or won’t—get Obama’s signature health care website up and running.
Meanwhile, it’s got to be the irony of modern times that the stealth spying ruining peoples’ lives is being conducted by a man who paid $2-million to keep his own past hidden away under lock and key.
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, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
Judi can be emailed at: judi@canadafreepress.com
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Is Obama’s Deck Stacked Against Us?
By Ron Ewart
October 23, 2013
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Ewart/ron124.htm
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments." -George Washington
For several years now, we have tried to convince our audience that it may not be possible to win our freedom and property rights battles within the confines of the law, or through the
legislative or judicial branches of government. It would appear that the deck is stacked against us. And certainly we will win nothing by approaching the executive branch, especially the executive branch now occupied by the committed socialist, Barack Hussein Obama.
It is alleged that Alexander Tyler wrote the following statement in 1787: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
Whether Tyler wrote the statement or not, it still holds true and the statement has manifested itself right in front of our very eyes in America ..... in spades. Ever since President Wilson and the passage of the 16th Amendment in 1913, and maybe even before, Americans have become locked in indentured servitude to an all-powerful central government. How can the people unlock their chains if the deck is so stacked against them that the chains cannot be broken without violence?
There are five forms of redress of grievances by the "people" to government. 1) Petition the legislative branch of government either directly or by votes; 2) Bring court actions to defend and uphold our individual constitutional rights; 3) Engage in massive protests at the foot of government's door; 4) Civil disobedience and defiance of unconstitutional law and finally 5) armed revolution.
If the first two forms of redress have been "closed" to the people, there are only three forms of redress remaining. The third and fourth forms require a huge outpouring from aggrieved and angry Americans. Protests and civil disobedience must be in the tens of thousands, if not the hundreds of thousands. And to be effective, any protests must be brought to the individual legislators and justices at the foot of "their" doors where they live, not at the capitol building, or at the halls of justice. Decision-makers must be made to feel the pain of their decisions where they live. They must suffer, as we are, for confiscating our rights and our property. They must pay a price for violating their oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution if they cannot be thrown from office, or impeached. They must be held accountable for allowing the bureaucracies they created, like the IRS, the EPA, the DOE and others, to become corrupted and run amok.
And their families should also pay a price for being complicit with the decision-makers. Perhaps the wives and children of the decision-makers, under pressure from peaceful protesters, can convince the decision-makers to behave as not only representatives of, by and for the "people", but guardians of our Constitutions. But if the people do not organize and rise up exponentially in huge numbers, the people have no chance of winning their freedom.

With regard to civil disobedience and outright defiance of unconstitutional law (redress No. 4), John Locke wrote: "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence."

Are the people in a state of war with government? It would seem so now that the door on the jailhouse cell has locked us in and bound us in the chains of Obama Care, enforced by the arrogant, abusive and corrupt IRS.
Unfortunately, recent decisions by legislators and the courts only embolden government and the lobbyists, to continue their actions. Only WE THE PEOPLE can stop them, but will we? If the right of protest and civil disobedience, the third and fourth forms of redress of grievances, produce no results, there is only one form of redress remaining and it is the hardest and harshest of all the five forms, with no guarantee of success. But civil disobedience and defiance of unconstitutional law must be done on a large enough scale or the government will make terrorized victims out of the few that try.
Just recently an author of the Freedom Outpost website wrote this:

"Civil War is upon you, whether you would have it or not. The time has come to realize that words and the election process will not avail to turn the tide that is rushing toward you. The time for idleness has ended. The time for action is upon us. Yes, I am openly calling for Civil War, for the Confederacy and the Red States to secede, peacefully if allowed, by force of arms if not. The time to act was long ago, the window to act is almost closed. Our country is being bankrupted, our morals and religion destroyed by all manner of perversions and horrors, our top military generals and leaders fired, our borders left wide open, deceptive legislation designed to subvert our freedoms and our way of life are being passed with little to no resistance, and our status as (a) superpower almost gone. This is all by design, moves on the chess board."

This author obviously believes that "The Deck is Stacked Against Us" and that the normal forms of redress of grievances are no longer effective. But then it was stacked against George Washington as well. He didn't quit or we would all be speaking King George English.
A while back we watched a two-hour special on George Washington, the Warrior. It presented our first president at first as a bungling British officer at the tender age of 22, with a military career that could have ended in abject failure. We missed the first few minutes and thus didn’t learn how he had obtained the rank of major and then lieutenant Colonel, at such an early age. His almost downfall came during the opening of the French-Indian Wars (circa 1755) in one of the first skirmishes with French Troops and the unnecessary killing of a French Ambassador that caused an international incident. George was learning the hard way, as most of the rest of us must learn, the hard way. To add insult to injury, he set up a fort at the sight of the first battle with the French and ended up losing almost his entire command to the French because of his in-experience. How he managed to either survive the battle or save his military career goes deeper into history than space allows. But survive he did. In fact, in another battle with the French, his British commander was killed and he took over in an absolutely chaotic situation of death and mayhem. He organized the remaining troops and staged a retreat that saved many of his men. Musket balls were flying everywhere and some went through George’s tunic, but he escaped the battle without a scratch. It was clear that George, the man and the officer, was beginning to get his stride.
George retired from the service and became a gentleman farmer at a plantation in Mount Vernon, Virginia that he inherited from his brother, after his brother died. George later married Martha, a wealthy widow with two children. One of those children would die in George’s arms during an epileptic seizure. It was at the Plantation that George learned more critical skills.
(NOTE: Our current batch of legislators and justices could learn a lot, like George did, if they would only spend some time in a business pursuit to teach them the realities of economics, commerce and people, instead of becoming lawyers and spending their time in law offices and courts suing people before they became politicians.)
By 1775, the British were getting a little tired of the colonists resisting their rule and taxes and commenced outright war against them. The skirmish with 600 British soldiers and some American militiamen at Concorde became the "shot heard around the world." The Revolutionary war that ensued is a matter of history, but what may be little known is the enormous part that George Washington played. Single-handed, George held a rag tag army together and with the help of the French (war does make strange bedfellows) bested the British to win our freedom.
Many times George Washington, mounted on his horse, would race out in front of his men, in between them and the advancing British soldiers, to spur his men on and lead them to victory. Time after time he braved musket balls, bayonets and cannon fire. At any moment, during any battle, he could have been killed. Yet he lived to become the first President of the United States.
Washington had to beg the early Congress to give him the materials he needed to prosecute the war. Time after time his begging went unanswered as Congress went into hiding. Washington's biggest problem was resignation and desertion. Dozens of his men went home sick. Still more left because of pleading letters from their wives back home. Some officers quit after Congress refused to promote them. Many of the troops were simply fed up and warn out. There were not enough guns, blankets, or food. Illness was rampant.
Nevertheless, Washington and his men advanced on a British position, many of them in bare feet, at night, in the middle of winter, with deep snow on the ground. They won that battle, in spite of the unbearable hardships. Many wanted to return to their homes after their enlistment expired. George convinced them to stay one more month to win another battle. Many stayed much longer. In a winter camp, as men were dying at the rate of 10 per day, he held them together to fight again.
Without George Washington, America would not exist. So one man can make a difference, even if the deck is stacked against him. Think what great things we could do in America with many men, or women, who were as brave, steadfast and dedicated as George Washington and who strongly believed in freedom enough to drive he and his men into oblivion, if necessary. Who among you?
It isn't necessary ..... yet, to ride into battle with guns blazing. So who among you will challenge unconstitutional laws? Who among you will organize protests, local, state, or federal? Who among you will risk fighting the IRS ..... as we are? (review the details of our fight HERE, including our Criminal Complaint filed with the FBI) Who among you will tell a government agent to get off his or her land? Who among you will take their day in court to prove that the law (or laws) they are being forced to follow have no basis in constitutional law. Who among you will say an emphatic NO! to Obama Care? Who among you will get out and support and fund a candidate that espouses the principles of liberty?
Ladies and gentlemen, if Americans don't start saying NO! to government, in no uncertain terms, then Americans will have to get used to the chains around their necks. Millions of Americans are already in the virtual chains of government tyranny, or they are the recipients of government largess and will not bite the hand that "feeds" them. The tragic part is, this is America's reality. It is not fantasy.
Does Obama or the Democrats hold all the cards? Only if the people of conscience let them.
© 2013 Ron Ewart — All Rights Reserved
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. Mr. Ewart can be reached by e-mail for comment at ron@narlo.org, or by 'phone at 1 800 682-7848.
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E-Mail: ron@narlo.org
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Obama’s Legacy is Failure

Like the fable of the little boy who cried wolf too often, millions of Americans no longer believe anything Obama says these days
By Alan Caruba
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
No need to wait around three years and beyond to know what Barack Obama’s “legacy” will be. It will be failure. Few, if any, presidents have demonstrated his level of incompetence and ineptitude.
Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, is called President Obama’s legacy legislation, the one for which he will be remembered, much as Franklin D. Roosevelt is remembered for Social Security or Harry Truman is remembered for Medicare. Obama is likely to regret his legacy, though you can be sure that while he lives he will blame its failure on everyone but himself.
Obamacare, enacted in his first term, will be emblematic of the eight years in which every policy Obama initiated swiftly became a failure. Does anyone recall his “stimulus” with “shovel ready jobs” that did not materialize? Or “Cash for Clunkers”? How many millions were loaned to “green energy” companies that rapidly went bankrupt? Not everything failed. His “war on coal” has been a success if you measure success in the number of plants generating electricity shut down and workers laid off. And, of course, there is the doubling of the national debt. It’s a long list.
The legislative history of Obamacare begins when it was passed by the House on November 7, 2009 and by the Senate just before midnight on Christmas Eve, 2009. Both houses of Congress had Democratic Party majorities, but it required a lot of arm-twisting and political bribery to enact the bill. President Obama signed it into law on March 21, 2010. It is doubtful that most members of Congress actually read the bill before voting to pass it.
By 2010, the midterm elections gave power to Republicans in the House and narrowed the margin in the Senate. Significantly, the Senate refused to consider any of the legislation the House sent over to end the government shutdown.
Virtually everything the President said about Obamacare before and since its passage has been a lie. In many ways Obamacare is a mirror image of his character or lack of it. Passed off as a moral responsibility to provide health insurance coverage to those who could not afford it, Obamacare is filled with hidden taxes. When you tax something, you tend to get less of it. It is blatantly unconstitutional in its implementation of fines for failing to sign up.
To date, Obamacare’s initial impact has been to turn fulltime jobs into part-time jobs. It has doubled and tripled insurance premiums. It has caused a reduction in physicians as many elect to retire or close their private practices due to its low levels of compensation. Many will not accept patients on Medicare or Medicaid.
Indeed, to implement Obamacare, $500 billion was taken from Medicare with an additional $818 billion to be taken from Medicare Part A in 2014-2023. For the senior citizens who were depending on Medicare to help cover expenses, the likelihood is that they will receive reduced services and a poorer quality of care, if they even find care.
The nationalization of 16% of the nation’s economy has been a socialist dream that has been around since the 1980s. It has arrived and, like socialism everywhere, it is a failure.
Another Obama legacy is his failure to get the economy on track since the 2008 financial crisis. It was a crisis caused by the interference in the housing market that has been around since the creation of two government “entities”, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, who not only purchased billions in mortgage loans, but demanded that loans be made to those who lacked the capacity to repay them. They then bundled the loans as “assets” and sold them to Wall Street. Though Wall Street is blamed for the crisis, the government seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both are back in business. This is a formula for future crises.
According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 90 million Americans are not working.
As Terence P. Jeffery of CNS News recently noted, “In January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, there were 80,507,000 Americans not in the labor force. Thus, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 during Obama’s presidency.”
A recent report from a coalition of businesses, advocacy groups, policy experts, and nonprofit organizations concluded that 49 states have seen an increase in the number of families living in poverty and 45 states have seen household median incomes fall in the last year.
Led by Opportunity Nation, a think tank that focuses on the young, the report concludes that almost 15% of those aged 16 to 24 no longer attend school or have a job. This is a vast aimless and frequently hopeless cohort of the population. It does not bode well for the future in terms of skills that will not be taught and will not be utilized.
And yet this is a President who, in the wake of the failure of the Obamacare website, said, “Thousands of people are signing up and saving money as we speak.” He is lying.
Like the fable of the little boy who cried wolf too often, millions of Americans no longer believe anything Obama says these days. Even for his supporters, the evidence is so great as to be unavoidable.
It is increasingly likely that the 2014 midterm elections will resemble the 1994 election that returned Republicans to control of Congress after some four decades by the Democratic Party.
© Alan Caruba, 2013
Alan has a daily blog called Warning Signs.
Alan can be reached at acaruba@aol.com
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Obama: Time for Americans to embrace my Dictatorship and their own slavery, or else
Obama is now openly attacking we Americans and all of our institutions
By Sher Zieve
Acting more and more like a cheap version of Josef Stalin or even Hugo Chavez and, increasingly, drunk on his personally perceived absolute power over US citizens, Obama is now openly attacking we Americans and all of our institutions.
His partial shutdown of the US government (aka “ObamaGov”) has allowed him to affect all manner of dark mischief against us and he is laughing even more voraciously at us, while he pretends to put on his ’serious face’. As one angry Park Ranger put it: “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation. We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting!”
Catholic Military priests—ever since the Catholic Church went against Dictator-in-Chief Obama over his abortion demands in ObamaCare he has held a vendetta against it—have been told by Obama syndicate members that they will actually be arrested by his Gestapo if they attempt to minister to soldiers during the partial ObamaGov shutdown.
Veterans’ Memorials have been shut down by Obama and his syndicate, while elderly Vets have been threatened with arrest if they do not comply with the dictator’s commands. Access to other public sites has been banned…including Mount Rushmore where cones were placed in the streets to disallow American citizens to even stop and take pictures. In NYC, Vets were arrested because they visited the Vietnam Memorial. The ObamaGov does not own these, folks…We-the-People do! We PAY the federal government to maintain them. Maybe it’s time that our States begin taking them back and paid themselves to maintain their own national treasures and parks.
Residents are being forced out of their homes and, in one case, over 70 families were ordered to vacate their homes (built on federally maintained land) by armed Park Rangers. By the way, the residents PAY the government for use of the land…which is actually OUR land in the first place. No matter. If the people did not move—many of them elderly—they were, also, threatened with arrest by the Obama Gestapo members who had the guns and ammo in hand.
Then, there is the incident where heavily armed Park Rangers forced a bus full of foreign senior citizen tourists to leave Yellowstone national park…at gunpoint. Note: For those of you on the Left, do you now see why the Second Amendment is so important? Probably not, but I thought I’d ask anyway.
In another of many incidents, one couple was forced to leave their vacation spot in Big Bend National Park. From The Blaze: “When the couple was ousted from their vacation spot Oct. 1, a park official told them they could relocate to the neighboring Big Bend Ranch State Park if they wanted to continue their visit. The official provided them with a map.
“It’s a bigger park and it’s a more rugged park,” parks department spokesman Mike Cox said. “The map they received was small-scale. They needed one with more detail.” The couple is familiar with the national park — but the state park is a little trickier, registering more accidents and fatalities per year, Cox said.
“The couple on Oct. 2 made their way to the state park, set up camp, then biked to the Puerte Chilicote Trail to go for a hike. That’s when things took a turn for the worse.
“While they had a map of the area, it wasn’t very detailed and they weren’t familiar with the terrain, as Cox noted. They soon ran out of water and became tired, forcing them to spend the first night lost at a scenic overlook near Mexicano Falls, according to the Houston Chronicle.” Due to the ObamaGov’s draconian measures, the couple had to be rescued by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, the volunteer Texas Search and Rescue Team, Texas game wardens and state park police. All of this due to Dictator Obama’s orders to his minions to “make life as difficult for people as we can!” These are but a handful of the myriad horror stories that have developed due to Obama’s belief that he calls the shots on and for everyone in the USA…all of them. There are no more 3 co-equal branches of government. Everything—per Obama—belongs to him. This is what a dictatorship looks, smell, sounds and tastes like. This is what the USA has become.
All of this is about Obama and his—as yet—unquenchable thirst for power over us all. His is a dictator and each day his commands become more despotic. The criminal beings now occupying our White house believe they now control us and—at their whim—mandate us to do anything and everything they say. They, also, believe they have proved it by ramming ObamaCare—which is not healthcare at all—down our throats. We did not revolt…then.
But, perhaps, something has finally begun to stir in the hearts and minds of the American people.
Recently, WWII Veterans and Republican Congress people—to their credit—removed the Obama barricades to the WWII Memorial so that Vets could visit it. Many of our nation’s truckers are planning a truckers’ strike/demonstration in Washington D.C. beginning 11 October and US citizens are now beginning to remove the barriers to our national monuments. They belong to us…NOT to the now absolutely abusive Obama federal government. Veterans are also planning their own Million Vets March on D.C. beginning 13 October beginning 9:00 a.m. at the WWII Memorial.
In 1773, the original Boston Tea Party was “held” for the Brits. This began the movement that would—in 1775—become the first American Revolution. It appears that more and more of my fellow citizens at last recognize that it is time for a second. Bravo, patriots…and keep your powder handy and dry! I pray we see more of these.
“The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant [sic] 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?
And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure…”—Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 13 Nov. 1787
Recent Headlines:
Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown:
Police Arrest Vietnam Veterans at NYC Memorial:
Obama’s Abuse of Power During the Shutdown Is Pathetic (Rangers told to “make it hurt!”):
Park Ranger: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can”:
Lake Mead property owners forced out until shutdown ends:
Gestapo Tactics Meet Senior Citizens at Yellowstone:
National Park Shuts Down Nearly Kills Vacationing Arkansas Couple:
Veterans Defy Shutdown & ‘Break’ Into WWII Memorial — Can You Guess Who Helped Them?:
Revolution!!!!!! Americans Revolt Over Obama Shutdown (Videos):
Truckers Ride For The Constitution’ Plans Beltway Demonstration To Protest Government Shutdown:
A million vets are coming to DC to demand their monuments be opened:
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.
Sher can be reached at sherzieve@bajabb.com
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Coming soon Obama’s way: Grassroots’ ‘Drawing a Red Line 101’
A bully boy president, who will be remembered long after he’s gone as the despicable ‘Poster Boy of Petty and Mean’
By Judi McLeod

The main motive behind Barack Obama’s closing off open-air war memorials and Mount Rushmore from public view is to force attention back to him and his Mrs. as indisputable natural rulers of the world.
Hitler had it, Napoleon had it, radical Islam still practices it, and the Obamas got it in spades—an unquenchable thirst to be obeyed as unquestioned world leaders.
In Obama’s narcissistic thinking, he and only he is Mount Rushmore, the World War II War Memorial, and the only loyal lure that continues to bring people to cemeteries in Europe and around the world to honor the American war dead.
Obama resents all adulation of others, including the war dead.
“All bow down to Obama” is the mantra that lives full-time in his head, and when he gets his way about starting sex education in kindergarten, little kids will be taught the words to that song.
A quick skim through history proves that when leaders go mad in office real people suffer real pain.
Leaders embarking on insanity always toss lifelines to their wives and mistresses.
Proof in Obama’s case comes today on the front page of yesterday’s Drudge via The Right Scoop:
“This is unbelievable. The Obama administration has shut down the Amber Alert website because of the government shutdown and it now renders this message when you attempt to access it:
“I’m sure you care about your lost child but Obama doesn’t—at least not while he’s trying to ‘win’ the government shutdown. I understand from twitter that Amber alerts are state level programs with a federal website. Not real sure how all that works but it just seems unfathomable that this website wouldn’t qualify under ‘essential’, especially when most of the government is still operating.
“No, this is just Obama putting politics ahead of you finding your lost child. Despicable.
“Update: Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move website works just fine. Seriously.”
So there you have it. The forced omnipresence of the Obamas over everything and everybody—including lost children.
CFP Update: The government’s already coming out of Obama’s painted corner. They quietly turned the Amber Alert website back on at about 10:45 this morning.
Having waded into the utter madness of overkill, Barack Obama is now trying to drive the rest of the world mad. But clinging to sanity in days of orchestrated upheaval is more important now than ever.
In other words, rather than you losing it, drive Obama further down the dark tunnel.
God’s light shines on all of Washington’s war memorials. That’s because life on earth moves on with or without Barack Obama, and petty politics just being politics Obama will someday soon have to go on the hunt for ways to paint himself back out of the corner.
Obama, who has finally gone overboard on dangerous overreach, is now the reason for people wanting to draw a red line, like the one he referenced for Syria but never got around to delivering.
The 99% of the 35,000 World War II veterans who have never seen their war memorial flooding into D.C., aren’t the only ones who are mad and who aren’t going to take it anymore.
Obama’s public hissy fits aren’t going down well with tourists, who long ago planned their visits, or families visiting memorials to teach their children a sense of history either.
Hissy fits belong out in the late-night alley among feral cats and not to anyone taking up residence in the White House.
An increasingly mean and petty Obama looked silly when he first personally ordered the WWII memorial ordered shut down and then followed up with actual threats. He looked sillier even than he did in his picture on a girl’s bicycle, when he had the vets threatened with arrest. Next Obama looked silly as a loon when he ordered the Vietnam Memorial shut down and World War 11 cemeteries in Europe and around the world shut down, barring people who honour dead war heroes.
Who is Barack Obama to take this time-honoured right from them?
It defied belief when German shepherd dogs were brought in, in a veiled effort to intimidate veterans and tourists making their way to Capitol grounds to see the Memorials.
All Obama has done so far bears the embarrassing tell-tale tactics of a sore loser.
When Obama had orange traffic cones put along the shoulders of highways in South Dakota to prevent people stopping for a look at the iconic Mount Rushmore, he looked downright ridiculous when motorists merely got out of their vehicles and removed them.
Imagine a president, who, along with his wife, is the biggest groupie of actors and singers in the Entertainment industry, proving it most Wednesday nights at the White House, cutting off thousands of American troops serving their country in the most dangerous places from the welcome break of televised sports.
What kind of a president would act the way Obama’s been acting since painting himself in a corner on the Government Shutdown?
A bully boy president, who will be remembered long after he’s gone as the despicable ‘Poster Boy of Petty and Mean’.
Like the poorly raised kid who steals all the marbles and balls in childhood street games, Obama acts as though he owns even all the private property in the same country he is fundamentally transforming.
In his latest moves, he’s bitten off his nose to spite his face, and this time there is no Vladimir Putin riding over the horizon to rescue him.
When all of this first started, groups of vets in their 80s and 90s were DC bound to visit their war memorial. Now the awakened grassroots is rising up against him.
The tide is turning and the only way back for Obama is to admit defeat.
This is one tide no one can stop, not the mainstream media, not Oprah, not even Michelle and Valerie Jarrett can get their favourite bully boy out of this one.
Coming down a road near BHO very soon: an unforgettable big lesson from the other side called ‘Drawing the Red Line 101’.
Copyright © Canada Free Press
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, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and Glenn Beck.
Judi can be emailed at: judi@canadafreepress.com
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Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?
Congress is in gridlock confronting the real threat to seniors: Obamacare
By Heritage Foundation
Amy Payne
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Apparently things aren’t ugly enough in Washington, so President Obama has started scaring senior citizens.
“In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time,” he said last week. “In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time.”
This scaremongering is completely unnecessary, says Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, Romina Boccia.

President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive on time if the U.S. runs out of borrowing authority at the debt limit. The 57 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits should know that their benefits will not be affected—unless President Obama and the Treasury deliberately choose not to pay them.
Boccia details three reasons why Social Security checks can still be paid even if the U.S. hits the debt ceiling.
Meanwhile, Congress is in gridlock confronting the real threat to seniors: Obamacare. For this entire segment of the population, Obamacare threatens:

Less access to care
Fewer health plan choices
Less access to physicians
Higher premiums in Medicare Part D
Higher taxes
And on top of all that, the future of Medicare is still in jeopardy. As Heritage expert Alyene Senger says, “Rather than implementing the structural reform desperately needed in Medicare, Obamacare’s provisions threaten current seniors’ ability to access care and leave Medicare in jeopardy for future generations.”
There is a real threat to our seniors’ personal health care decisions and their savings. Congress should act now to defund this unfair, unworkable, unaffordable law.
Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad.
Quick Hits:
Another “zero tolerance” misfire: This teenage fisherman didn’t know he was living dangerously. The government has dispatched park rangers to keep people out of private businesses during the shutdown.
The Administration is arbitrarily choosing which D.C. monuments and parks to close during the shutdown. Here’s a map.
Common Core is a one-size-fits-all solution for education, but individual students and communities have different needs.
Despite the shutdown, the government reactivated the Amber Alert website “to eliminate any confusion.”
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Obama, Lincoln and the U.S. Will history repeat itself?
Just as the 'first' Civil War fundamentally transformed the nature of American government, Obama promised to fundamentally change America
By Doug Hagmann
Monday, October 7, 2013
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58402?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=3d6c7b4311-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d8f503f036-3d6c7b4311-291118033
Since arriving on the national stage, many educated people have compared Barack Hussein Obama to Abraham Lincoln in glowing terms. Obama himself has an interesting, if not peculiar, love affair with the nation’s 16th president. From quoting Lincoln to emulating his historic activities, such as his 2007 speech on the steps of the Springfield Capitol and his 2009 train ride to history, Obama seems to have embraced and even assumed the persona of Lincoln.
There is one problem, however, by those who continue to elevate Obama to ‘Lincoln status,’ and for Obama himself. They are correct, but not for the reasons they promote. Meanwhile, Americans might be watching history preparing to be repeated, which does not bode well for the United States - the Union, or Obama - the man.
Despite the fact that there have been more books written about the life of Lincoln than any other U.S. President, the average person would be hard-pressed to learn the real truth about Lincoln from these works. The truth about Lincoln seems to be well protected from modern discovery by self-appointed ‘Lincoln scholars,’ as they have busily revised history to fit their official narrative. After all, Lincoln is considered to be the most important political figure in U.S. history because the Civil War “so fundamentally transformed the nature of American government.”(i) Accordingly, they cannot permit the truth to get in the way of an acceptable legend, as doing so might cause Americans to realize the extent of the lies we’ve been living under.
Students of non-revisionist history understand that the Civil War under Lincoln did indeed fundamentally transform the United States in a manner few will discuss, for it is this transformation that Obama is also emulating and refining.
As detailed in his book The Real Lincoln, author Thomas J. DiLorenzo states the following:

“Before the war, government in America was the highly decentralized, limited government established by the founding fathers. The war created the highly centralized state that Americans labor under today.” [emphasis mine]. Are we not seeing, through ‘Obamacare’ and other initiatives, the further centralization of federal power under Obama? Isn’t this ideologically antithetical to the very founding of our nation, our rights, and our liberties?
Thomas J. DiLorenzo continues: “This aspect of the War between the States has always been downplayed or even ignored because of the emphasis that has been given to the important issue of slavery. Lincoln will forever be known as the Great Emancipator. But to understand the real Lincoln, one must realize that during his twenty-eight years in politics before becoming president, he was almost single-mindedly devoted to an economic agenda that Henry Clay labeled “the American System.” From the very first day in 1832 when he announced that he was running for state legislature in Illinois, Lincoln expressed his devotion to the cause of protectionist tariffs, taxpayer subsidies for railroads and other corporations (internal improvements), and the nationalization of the money supply to help pay for the subsidies.[ii]” It is important to understand that Henry Clay was a strong proponent of the central banking system -
the very Ponzi scheme that we lived under today as the Federal Reserve. Then, it was called the American System, or the American Way, which was rooted in the American School of economics that embraced the economic theories of Alexander Hamilton, but I digress.
Lincoln fought hard for this agenda of economic centralization, which was his real agenda. He stomped on states’ rights, specifically asserting that the states were subservient to the federal government and had no right to secede, thereby reinforcing this centralization of power to the federal government. As troubling as it might be for those who idolize Lincoln, the legend and not the man, it is this for this reason alone that Lincoln “waged the bloodiest war in our history to prove himself right.”[iii]
As author Thomas J. DiLorenzo also points out in his book, “...many Lincoln scholars [claim] that Lincoln ‘saved the Constitution by suspending constitutional liberty in the North for the entire duration of his administration. He supposedly had to destroy constitutional liberty in order to save it” [emphasis mine].
Lincoln regarded the U.S. Constitution as an unnecessary impediment to his political ambitions. He exhibited his disregard for the law of the land, the law of our founders, by launching a military invasion without the consent of congress. He suspended habeas corpus and imprisoned thousands without trial for opposing his political policies. Lincoln censored communications and even imprisoned numerous publishers of newspapers who wrote in opposition of his tactics. Lincoln also confiscated firearms. Is any of this beginning to sound familiar?
Despite his rending of the Constitutional rights of Americans and assuming the role of a dictator, Americans ‘worship at the altar’ of Lincoln monument without knowing the real history of the man who so fundamentally transformed the United States.¬† Many elevate Barack Hussein Obama to the ‘Lincoln legend,’ not knowing just how similar they both are, not for the erroneous legend, but for the reasons hidden from the history-challenged public.
Just as the ‘first’ Civil War fundamentally transformed the nature of American government, Obama promised to fundamentally change America as President. The question now becomes whether we, as individuals and as states forming a Union, will accept such change, (or a modern refinement of the Lincoln agenda), or are we about to see a modern-day repeat of a bloody history deliberately hidden from us?
Remember the adage that “those who do not know history are condemned to repeat it.” Now consider those who were never afforded the opportunity to learn real history, or are victims of revisionist history by the ‘scholars of subterfuge’ whose agenda is to create a centralized, all powerful government of royalty and serfs.
Look at where we are today through the lens of unrevised historical conditions, and you will begin to realize that we seem to be witnessing history - real history - about to be repeated. And that will not bode well for Americans, or as in the case and perhaps even the fate of Lincoln, Barack Hussein Obama.
Prepare. Pray.
Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln, (New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002-2003), 2-12
[ii] ibid
[iii] ibid
Copyright © Douglas J. Hagmann and Canada Free PressDouglas J. Hagmann and his son, Joe Hagmann host The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, a live Internet radio program broadcast each weeknight from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
Douglas Hagmann, founder & director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, and a multi-state licensed private investigative agency. Doug began using his investigative skills and training to fight terrorism and increase public awareness through his website.
Doug can be reached at: director@homelandsecurityus.com
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Also See:
Who is This Guy in the Oval Office?
(Part 1)
16 February 2009
and
(Part 2)
22 April 2009
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(Part 3)
16 June 2009
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(Part 4)
03 August 2009
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(Part 5)
03 January 2010
and
(Part 6)
20 May 2010
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(Part 7)
21 November 2010
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(Part 8)
14 February 2011
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(Part 9)
03 August 2011
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(Part 10)
10 October 2011
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(Part 11)
11 December 2011
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(Part 12)
18 April 2012
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(Part 13)
01 July 2012
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(Part 14)
25 October 2012
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(Part 15)
14 December 2012
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(Part 16)
22 May 2013
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(Part 17)
27 July 2013
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