Monday, February 10, 2014

Who is This Guy in the Oval Office? (Part 20)


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Obama Doesn't Know His Birth Date!
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Trump: Osama Bin Laden Death was a Scam!
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Think You Understand Obama? You Don't, But You Will After Watching This!
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65 Outrageous Lies by President Obama  
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Why Obama Scares Me
Mona Charen
Mar 21, 2014
The most febrile of George W. Bush haters liked to claim during his tenure that the former president "scared" them. There is far more reason to be frightened by President Barack Obama, because fecklessness and inconstancy trigger wars.
The outstanding example of weakness inviting aggression was the conduct of the democracies toward Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. Though it has been retroactively tainted as shameful cowardice, the policy of appeasement grew out of a "war weariness" that was far more understandable than our own. Britain and France suffered millions of dead and wounded in World War I and were desperate to avoid a repeat. The Munich Agreement, which ceded part of Czechoslovakia to Germany (without its consent), was signed by Britain and France in hopes that Hitler's ambitions were limited, but in any case because they believed appeasement was the best way to avoid war.
They couldn't have been more wrong. Hitler didn't, to put it mildly, share their abhorrence of war. He welcomed it (when he was sufficiently strong) and he interpreted their appeasement policy as weakness. They'd forgotten the Roman axiom: "If you want peace; prepare for war." In the end, they had to fight anyway, but only after permitting their enemy valuable time. Had the United States not been dragged into the war by Japan's attack and Hitler's declaration of war on us, the Axis powers would almost certainly have won.
In June of 1961, President John F. Kennedy met with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The communist sized up the young president as callow and unimpressive. Kennedy said later that it was "the worst thing in my life. He savaged me." Eighteen months later, the world was plunged into a nuclear crisis as Kennedy was forced to respond to the USSR's placement of intermediate-range missiles in Cuba. Khrushchev had concluded that Kennedy could be rolled. The resulting showdown brought the world close to nuclear war.


In July of 1991, April Glaspie, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, met with Saddam Hussein and asked very politely why he had so many divisions parked on the border of Kuwait. Later in the same meeting, she said, "We have no opinion on your Arab/Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction ... that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America." A few weeks later, Iraq invaded and conquered Kuwait, prompting former President George H.W. Bush to launch a war to liberate it. Glaspie said later, "Obviously, I didn't think, and nobody else did, that the Iraqis were going to take all of Kuwait."
Obama and members of his administration are fond of lecturing Vladimir Putin that he is behaving in a "19th century" fashion, as if aggression has gone out of style like knee breeches. Actually, the second half of the 19th century was quite a peaceful one for Europe, particularly compared with the 18th and 17th centuries. That peace was largely maintained by the British Empire, that is, by overwhelming power in the hands of a peaceful country.
Nothing so encourages an aggressor as the perception of weakness in his antagonists. Obama hasn't even processed that he is an antagonist. Why, he means no one any harm (except perhaps Republicans). Didn't he reset relations with Moscow? Didn't he promise in 2012 to show "more flexibility" toward Putin after the election? Didn't he say, over and over again, that a "decade of war is ending" and that we are going to do some "nation building here at home"? Did he not maneuver the United States into "leading from behind" in Libya? Hasn't he pressured allies like Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians while permitting Mahmoud Abbas to skate? Hasn't he let bygones be bygones about the Edward Snowden unpleasantness? Hasn't he drastically reduced defense spending? Didn't he give Bashar Assad a third chance after drawing red lines? Hasn't he sought to ingratiate himself with China's brutal regime (his family is traveling there this week)? Didn't he permit Putin to oversee Assad's supposed surrender of chemical weapons? How could a leader be more unthreatening?
Remember all of those previous appeasers who were surprised that aggressors went further than expected? Consider this report from the BBC: "Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia's treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian. Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian speakers outside its borders ... "

Estonia is a member of NATO. There was a time when that would have been dispositive. But Obama has demonstrated that his threats are hollow and his stated boundaries accordion-like. That's why Obama scares me.
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When a Child is King, No Peace and No Prosperity
John Ransom
Mar 21, 2014
Weekly unemployment claims came in about as expected, which is good news considering our expectations for this economy are so low.
"In the week ending March 15," says the Department of Labor, "the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 320,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's unrevised figure of 315,000. The 4-week moving average was 327,000, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's unrevised average of 330,500."
Economists expected 325,000 new claims.
With an administration like this we ought change their slogan to: "Working so hard, so you don’t have to... because getting you jobs would be kind of hard."
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
While the Federal Reserve has said that the labor market is stronger than they expected, they also said that unemployment remains "elevated" and that the economy is growing slower than they had forecast.
"They estimated the economy would expand at a rate of 2.8% to 3% this year," reports the LA Times, "down from the December projection of 2.8% to 3.2%."
That’s a fairly substantial rip downward in growth, and it’s still too high as forecasts go.
At this clip, just like unemployment, maybe they can get the growth rate to zero just in time for the election.
Zero unemployment, zero growth and zero hope.
When they said an economy "built to last," they meant it. We just didn’t know that it would last this long so badly.
Because hidden inside the Fed-speak we heard yesterday is this simple acknowledgement: The Fed has a $4 trillion balance sheet of U.S. debt, and the rest of us have nothing to show for it but inflated retirement accounts which we pay for with higher prices as the gas pump.
They have abandoned the unemployment rate as a benchmark to guide policy decisions because the number no longer means anything. But still they have to cover the president’s rear: "Progress in the labor market has been more rapid than we had anticipated," said Fed Chair Janet Yellen while also saying that the Fed would look at other measures of economic strength, because unemployment means nothing anymore.
It’s worth noting that the rest of us abandoned the unemployment rate as a meaningful measure of the economy in the same proportion workers abandoned looking for work.
But when you live in an Ivory Tower, as D.C. does, reality is optional, even frowned upon.
The recovery-that-wasn’t has lasted so long, and has been so dour, that anything less than a giant sucking sound in the labor market is labor is considered progress.
Well, is certainly is progressive, I’ll agree.
The single greatest anti-poverty program in the history of the world is the American economy, even with all the damage that’s been done by Washington. The greatest engine of economic growth is also found here at home.
Only progressives rooted in the failed religion of socialism, a religion that’s led to more intentional poverty, pestilence and death than anything yet invented out of the mind of man, could screw up: 1) a trillion dollar stimulus package; 2) a four trillion dollar cash infusion from the Fed; and 3) the native resilience of the American people.
"Although estimates vary," says Joel Kurtzman, senior fellow at the Milken Institute, "American companies have between $4 and $5 trillion in liquid assets, a sum greater than the size of the German economy."
And if companies truly were the greed-machines that progressives claim they are, they wouldn’t be hoarding cash, the very worst investment around today.
But the uncertainty surrounding fiscal policy in D.C., especially in regard to taxes, makes some investments risky.
Which ones you ask?
People. The very investments we need to make.
Hiring will continue to suffer as the administration continues to use a blunt force instrument to raise taxes, socially engineer and run the economy as a fantasy camp experience, rather than govern the old-fashioned way: by peace and prosperity.
"They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace."
And there’s no prosperity either.
See you at the gas pump.
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Barack Obama Net Worth
Brian Warner
November, 2013
Barack Obama net worth and salary: Barack Obama is a former Senator from Illinois and the 44th President of the United States who has a net worth of $12.2 million dollars. Barack Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate and is the first African American President of the United States. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Law School, he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. During law school, Obama worked as a community organizer in Chicago. After graduation Obama worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and from 1992 to 2004 he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. One of the events that brought him national attention was his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States in November 2008, and took office in January 2009.
Barack Obama Net Worth – How he earned it:
Barack Obama earned his net worth primarily from the sales of his books The Audacity of Hope and Dreams of my Father. Barack's wallet began to expand after his much praised keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that marked his explosion onto the national conscience. As Obama's profile rose, so did sales of his 1995 book "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance". In 2005, the Obama's income grew from around $200,000 to a combined $1.7 million! In 2006 the Obamas reported income of $916,000. Barack's second book "Audacity of Hope", released in October 2006, was a massive hit, selling millions of copies and rocketing the Obama's income to $4.2 million in 2007! Their income continued to swell in the following years thanks to Barack's 2008 successful campaign and election. To this day, Barack Obama earns $3.75 for every hardcover copy and $1.12 for every paperback he sells.
The Obama Family Income History:
2000: $240,000
2001: $272,759
2002: $259,394
2003: $238,327
2004: $207,647
2005: $1,655,106
2006: $983,826
2007: $4,139,965
2008: $2,656,902
2009: $5,505,409
2010: $1,728,096
2011: $789,674
2012: $662,076
Total: $19,225,070
How much does the president make? President Barack Obama's base salary is $400,000 a year. He also has access to a $150,000 expense account as well as a $100,000 tax free travel account and $20,000 entertainment budget.
Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.

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Michelle Obama Net Worth
Brian Warner
November, 2013 http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/democrats/michelle-obama-net-worth/Michelle Obama net worth: Michelle Obama is an American lawyer and the current first lady of the United States who has a net worth of $11.8 million. Michelle Obama is married to President Barack Obama. Prior to becoming the first lady, Michelle worked as the Vice President of Community Affairs for the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she earned an annual salary of $320,000 per year. Michelle met Barack while she was living in Chicago and working for the law firm Sidley Austin. As first lady, Michelle Obama has been a champion of physical fitness issues and education, focusing primarily on the nation's youth. Barack and Michelle have two daughters, Sasha and Malia.
Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+. 
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Half of Americans Hate Obama; Other Half Get Free Stuff
By Frosty Wooldridge
February 14, 2014
NewsWithViews.com
In 2014, half of American citizens can’t stand Mr. Barack Hussein Obama and the other half love him. The first half still work jobs while the other half (about 47 percent) live off welfare in a variety of forms. On December 4, 2013, Obama gave his “income inequality speech.” He expects to fundamentally change America by forcing those of us who work to give up more of our money to those who lack education, refuse to work or simply cannot function intelligently enough to sustain a job. In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said we now encompass two Americas. "The Democrats are right, there are two Americas,” said Lonsberry. “The America that works , and the America that doesn’t . The America that contributes , and the America that doesn’t.
“It’s not the haves and the have not’s, it’s the do’s and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America.
“It’s not about income inequality , it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country. That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.
“The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.
“That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you . Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit . It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America . It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
“The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.
“The president’s premise--that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful--seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibility have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.
“Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income.
You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college--and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. “You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take. “My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an inequality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.
“It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.
“The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his butt and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.
“Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right , while completely ignoring inequality of effort .
The simple Law of the Harvest--as ye sow, so shall ye reap--is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get." Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.
“Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.
“He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts. It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man.”
Lonsberry stated the obvious: 48 million Americans subsisting on food stamps shows they made poor decisions about graduating from high school. They chose to remain stupid. With 68 percent of African-American children growing with a single mother who lives on welfare—shows those women made very poor choices. When 76 percent of high school students in Detroit, Michigan dropout or flunkout, their choices condemn them to a difficult life.
At some point, Barack H. Obama needs to inspire people to remain in school, earn an educated mind, earn a good job and become a parent who marries a spouse and brings up kids with a home, food and responsibilities to contribute to our society.
One way works and the other doesn’t. As you know, Obama came from a broken home where the father split, then, the second father split and Barack Obama has never held a job. Someone gave him a free education, free college tuition and a free pass from his life of lying, i.e., birth certificate, Social Security number, Selective Service Card and enrollment in Harvard with non-qualifying grades. Seems like he needs to backtrack on his life to come up with a better speech on “income inequality.”
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Obama’s Kill List
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Obama heads an administration Murder, Inc. agenda. He appointed himself judge, jury and executioner.
He targets anyone, anywhere for any reason or none at all. US citizens are vulnerable like foreign nationals.

Murdering them in cold blood is one Obama signature away. Drones are his weapon of choice. They’re instruments of state terror. They target alleged enemies half a world away or nearby.
Rule of law principles don’t matter. Obama makes his own rules. Despots govern this way. He operates like the worst of them. He does so with technological ease.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) says Obama’s kill list mocks due process and habeas rights.
It circumvents judicial review. It gives presidents diktat power. It permits cold-blooded murder on their say. CCR executive director Vince Warren said earlier:
“The law prohibits the government from killing without trial or conviction other than in the face of an imminent threat that leaves no time for deliberation or due process.”
“That the government adds people to kill lists after a bureaucratic process and leaves them on the lists for months at a time flies in the face of the Constitution and international law.”
ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said earlier:
“A program that authorizes killing US citizens, without judicial oversight, due process or disclosed standards is unconstitutional, unlawful and un-American.”
We don’t sentence people to prison on the basis of secret criteria, and we certainly shouldn’t sentence them to death that way.”
“It is not enough for the executive branch to say ‘trust us’ – we have seen that backfire in the past and we should learn from those mistakes.”
On February 10, AP headlined “Obama Officials Weigh Drone Attack on US Suspect.”
At issue is an unnamed US citizen/suspected Al Qaeda member. US officials allege he plans attacking US targets.
Under so-called stricter drone killing guidelines, Obama weighs how to kill him. Judicial fairness isn’t a problem. It’s making murder look legitimate by sanitizing it.
Justice Department officials haven’t yet “buil(t) a case against him,” said AP. “Four US officials said (he’s) in a country that refuses US military action on its soil and has proved unable to go after him.”
So-called new policy guidelines created a “conundrum for the White House,” said AP. Allegedly they permit Pentagon murder only. CIA hit men are restricted to foreign nationals.
Two US officials called the suspect an Al Qaeda “facilitator.” They allege he’s “directly responsible for deadly attacks against US citizens overseas…”
They claim he plans more attacks with improvised explosive devices. They said he’s well guarded in a “fairly remote location.”
Unilateral attempts by US forces to capture him allegedly would be risky. Politically more-so than by predator drone attacks.
White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to comment. He cited Obama’s May 2013 counterterrorism speech, saying:
“When a US citizen goes abroad to wage war against America and is actively plotting to kill US citizens, and when neither the United States, nor our partners are in a position to capture him before he carries out a plot, his citizenship should no more serve as a shield than a sniper shooting down on an innocent crowd should be protected from a SWAT team.”
Lethal force is allegedly restricted to “to prevent(ing) or stop(ping) attacks against US persons, and even then, only when capture is not feasible and no other reasonable alternatives exist to address the threat effectively,” he added.
Targeted suspects must pose “a continuing, imminent threat to US persons.” AP said it constitutes “the legal definition of catching someone in the act of plotting a lethal attack.”
US guidelines aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Catching someone in the act of plotting murder is what US officials claim.
The chasm between administration allegations and truth is big enough to fire multiple/side-by-side Hellfire missiles through.
What Obama says and does is world’s apart. He subverts international, constitutional and US statute law provisions.
Bill of Rights protections prohibits “depriv(ing) (anyone) of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”
UN Charter provisions permit lethal force only in Security Council-authorized self defense. Nothing less is permissible.
Magna Carta principles date from 1215. They’ve stood the test of time. They affirm people rights.
They included due process, habeas, and others free societies take for granted. They mandate limited government power.
Obama operates by his own rules. He invents them to fit policy. He uses them unjustifiably. He does so to justify murder.
AP didn’t reveal the country’s name allegedly hosting the so-called American Al Qaeda.
Major media reports suggest it’s Pakistan. Why is hard to imagine. Drone warfare targets suspects Washington wants eliminated there regularly.
US officials said naming the country would compromise ongoing counterterrorism operations. They spoke on condition of anonymity.
They’re not authorized to discuss murder by drone policy publicly, they said. They don’t want Obama embarrassed more than already.
Justice Department, Pentagon and CIA officials declined to comment. Amnesty International said “little changed since last year, when it comes to government secrecy over killings.”
“The policy is still the stuff of official secrecy and speculation, when it should be a matter of open debate and explicit constraints.”
Since 2009, Obama killed four Americans abroad. Murder by drones eliminated them. They include Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Khan, Jude Kenan Mohammed, and al-Awlaki’s teenage son, Abdulrahman. Allegedly only al-Awlaki senior was intentional.
Hina Shamsi heads the ACLU’s national Security Project. “The government’s killing program has gone far beyond what the law permits, and it is based on secret evidence and legal interpretations,” she said.
“The targeted killing of an American being considered right now shows the inherent danger of a killing program based on vague and shifting legal standards, which has made it disturbingly easy for the government to operate outside the law.”
Targeted administration killing operates with virtually no oversight. Rule of law principles remain inviolable. According to Shamsi:
“Outside of armed conflict zones, the Constitution and international law prohibit the use of lethal force unless it is used as a last resort against a concrete, specific, and imminent threat of grave harm.”
“Even in the context of an armed conflict against an armed group, the government may use lethal force only against individuals who are directly participating in hostilities against the United States.”
Relying “heavily on limited and apparently unreliable intelligence only heightens our concerns about a disastrous program in which people have been wrongly killed and injured.”
Drones kill indiscriminately. Mostly noncombatant civilians are affected. People living in targeted areas are terrorized.
Few high-value targets are eliminated. Drones are instruments of state terror. Killing is extrajudicial.
Obama decides who dies, where and when. Human lives don’t matter. Or fundamental rule of law principles.
Francis Boyle calls drone attacks “murders, assassinations, and extrajudicial executions.”
They constitute “a grave violation of international human rights law, the laws of countries where attacks take place, and US domestic law.”
They raise “serious problems of discriminating between civilians and insurgents engaged in armed conflict.”
Killing noncombatants “raises the issue of war crimes accountability.” Drones murder nameless, faceless people.
US citizens are as vulnerable as foreign nationals. US-style democracy subverts its own principles. Imagine a nation calling itself civilized operating extrajudicially.
Imagine calling it the right thing to do. Imagine getting away with murder with impunity. Imagine authorizing it as official US policy.
Imagine a swastika replacing the stars and stripes. Imagine it already there.
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Lendman also hosts his own blog at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
He is host of a progressive radio show with cutting-edge discussions and distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.
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When Socialists gorge at the White House
Socialists know better than capitalist pigs how to tie on the feedbag at overblown state dinners for traveling socialists
By Judi McLeod
What do Socialists gorge on while their pissant populations struggle through failing economies?
The first course in the State Dinner served to 350 secret guests celebrating the 2-day visit of stag-for-the-moment French president Francoise Hollande will be caviar. Not from Russia, which could be mistaken for approval of Vlad the Terrible, but the kind that is “harvested from Illinois streams”.
(Lotsa’ stuff grows in the ample demonized C02 of the Chicago cesspool).
There’ll be Pennsylvania quail eggs gorged by guests, and 12 varieties of potatoes, the White House said.
The hapless pissant should know that the salad will be served in a “terrarium-like bowl” and includes herbs from the White House kitchen garden, and honey from the White House beehive.
Dry-aged ribeye beef from a farm in Greeley, Colorado (one of the few left), will highlight the main course.
“For dessert: Hawaiian chocolate-malted ganache, fudge made from Vermont maple syrup, and puffs of cotton candy dusted with orange zest.” (yahoo.com)
Obesity isn’t a factor when it’s dinner for poo-bahs and not for school cafeteria menus.
“This event highlights the talents of our Nation’s cheese artisans,’ the printed program says.
Socialists know better than capitalist pigs how to tie on the feedbag at overblown state dinners for traveling socialists.
Guests will get to meet the Obamas and Hollande in the Blue Room, decorated with Parisian-made gilded sofas and chairs ordered for the room in 1817 by then-President James Munroe.
Just in case reporters didn’t know, “Paris was the center of high-stye culture,” White House curator Bill Allman told media scribes.
Like the song says the Obamas have couth they haven’t even u-u-sed yet.
Like an unpopular little boy with a coveted invite to a birthday party, Obama couldn’t pass up on a little showing off during a visit to Monticello with the French president yesterday: “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want”.
He has a pen and a phone, you know.
...:At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”. “That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want,” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. (Weekly standard.com, Feb. 10, 2013).

“The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.”
Until very recently, Hollande, too, thought he could do anything he wants, and he doesn’t have la plume et le téléphone.
Just two days ago in the wake of tens of thousands of people who got out to protest against his same-sex parenting law, Hollande had to back down from submitting a new family-law bill to parliament that would legalize “assisted procreation for lesbian couples” and “surrogate motherhood for gay men” who want children.
“According to France24, a source in Prime Minister Jean-Marx Ayrault’s office said Monday that France’s socialist government would no longer present a bill to modernize family law to reflect “diversity” of families.” (Breitbart)
With or without one of his diverse women, it would take a lot of caviar and wine to blot out that reality.
Because Hollande is being fated without a date tonight, the White House is discouraging dancing so as not to make him feel left out. But thousands will be dancing back home in the streets of Paris.

Meanwhile, the moon may not be made of green cheese, but the White House is.

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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What about the Constitution?
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Barack’s Assault on Work Merely His Latest Stupid Insult Against Common Sense
Obama's Diabolical Attack on Employment is a Clear Rejection of Mankind's Genesis Mandate
By Kelly OConnell
The confounding statement by Obama’s spokesman regarding whether Americans under ObamaCare will choose to work is nothing short of appalling and nonsensical. Certainly, of all the myriad attacks Obama has launched against Americans, this may be the most fundamental and perverse. For what kind of a person, let alone leader, tries to persuade others that work is an option?
That Barack has unbiblical and even anti-Christian ideals has been noted since his advent. But this recent broadside against work is a new low. For it is in the Garden that God commands Adam and Eve to be productive. But to reject this is to collectively turn our backs upon wisdom, common sense, experience, and revealed wisdom.
So what is Barack up to in his 2-term attack upon productivity? From a Marxist perspective, there are a number of reasons to oppose full-employment. First, since the US has a capitalist system, this must be overturned. Second, since capitalism is more highly productive than socialism, it must be shut down so as not to make Marxism suffer by comparison. Third, if Marxist revolution is needed to create a socialist utopia, then this will more likely happen if more people are out of work. Fourth, since unemployed people are more psychologically unwell, the more joblessness we have, the more dissatisfied will be Americans with the current system, and therefore more supportive of revolution.
Research has been done on why joblessness creates such misery. Therefore, if Obama cared about Americans, he would fight for higher employment, as studies prove the catastrophic psychological effects of joblessness:
The current state of the economy continues to be an enormous stressor for Americans, with 78% reporting money a significant source of stress. Unemployed workers are twice as likely as employed counterparts to experience psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms, low subjective well-being and poor self-esteem. Like unemployment, underemployment is unequally distributed across the U.S. population, with women, younger workers and African Americans reporting higher rates of involuntary part-time employment and low pay, as well as higher proportions of “discouraged” workers who have given up on searching for a job. Unemployment not only affects those who lose their jobs. Unemployment and underemployment also affect families and communities.
I. Biblical Mandate: Be Fruitful
Until recently in the West, the Bible was studied for input into public policy decisions. But it is simple common sense that employed persons do better, overall, than the unemployed. It is a well-known fact that the God of the Bible directed the first people to work and produce. In fact, the very first admonition to mankind is to labor. This is stated in Genesis 1:26-28:
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

When God creates the Garden, He states that mankind is to work inside it, therefore sanctifying his labors. It states in Genesis 2:15: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Further, God creates for Adam “a helper,” who is meant to assist Adam as he toils within the Garden. This relationship therefore sets Adam and Eve’s proto-marriage within the context of work, the hierarchy of sex and family, and productivity. Genesis 2:18-24 states:
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”...But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Here we see the importance of labor. It is not simply busy-work assigned by God, but affirming the purpose of God’s divine assignment to humans. The relationship between husband and wife is also importantly set within the context of headship and labor, which then produces fruitfulness—most importantly, children.
After mankind sins, and is ejected from the Garden, God curses the ground. Yet He does not curse work, which is still the fundamental key to being productivity. Genesis 2:17-19 states:
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
Overall, despite the fact that God cursed the earth after the fall, mankind is still ennobled by work. In this, theologians claim we mimic God in His work of Creation. We also obey God in his earliest commands, which are never rescinded elsewhere in the Bible. Finally, we take part in God’s Creation, the majority of work will then transpire in the afterlife.
II. Pagan Prophecy & Pseudo-Spirituality

Before examining Barack’s source of inspiration, being the holy books of socialism, we should note an odd aspect of modern liberalism. The ideas and theories of modern day Marxists are quite typically presented as simple facts verifiable to anyone with the proper training, or intelligence. Perhaps the political offices we have created lend themselves to persons posturing themselves in a priestly manner, who often turn out be mere charlatans.
Yet we cannot avoid the fact that Marxism mimics Christianity in many of its conceits, a fact documented by such intellectuals as Eric Voegelin in The New Science of Politics. For example, the persistence of claiming to advocate for “the poor, widowed and orphaned” is a trope taken directly from the New Testament mission of the Apostles. And yet, time and again we see Marxists foisting a horrific fraud upon the credulous, as socialist programs and policies regularly fail their most basic mission statements.
So now we must ask, why? Perhaps the easiest explanation is to point out that, while the West has long been beholden to the Revelation of the Bible, and direction from the Church, Marxism has no such source book. Further, when examined rationally, Marxism is an intellectual holdover of ancient paganism, such as found in ancient Rome. This can be seen in the pagan insistence that government’s authority was over all of human life.
More specifically, ancient Roman religion did not even contain the concept of divine revelation, according to Religions of the Ancient World, A Guide, edited by Sarah Iles Johnson. Instead, the soothsayers, priests and augurs used events in the natural world to predict the god’s attitude, or guess future events.
Therefore, when we see Marxists, and other modern humanists who explicitly reject divine revelation, but then appear to assume the mantle of prophets, we can be quite certain they are flying blind. For example, in much the same way that the Apostle John predicts the Apocalypse, Marx predicts the revolution which will save the workers from the evil business owners. And yet, despite the outrageous confidence and arrogance Marxists display in the faith they have in their ideology, there is no reason to trust them any more than any other public intellectuals. Marxism is not spiritual because it is wholly fixated upon materialist goals and worldly ambitions, and seeks dominaion through politicizing every element of life. There is no Marxist prophecy because there can be no Marxist prophets.

III. Marxist Mandate: Group Work

The fixation upon the “right” to not work, as found in Barack’s statements about ObamaCare, is a natural extension of the progressive claim that only the group has any rights or standing. Persons therefore have a right to not work as they claim identity with the group, as the group has a moral obligation to sustain and support non-workers. In fact, since Marxism is based upon the fatuous assertion that the rich only have wealth from stealing from the poor—the non-workers are simply being paid back stolen funds. This idea is developed in such Politically Correct works as The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries.

For a real Marxist, there is a natural right to not work as wage-labor gives rise to slavery, as the rich exploit the poor. Therefore, to not work in a society where the group cares for each member, delivers economic justice, as it simply forces the rich to do what they should be doing, anyway—repaying the poor for depriving them of the rightful reward of their labor.

IV. The Right to Be Lazy
An interesting addendum to Marxism’s attack upon employment is the Abolition of Work movement. Writers like Karl Marx’s son-in-law Paul Lafargue even essayed on the “Right to be Lazy.” Lefargue, who had Anarchist leanings, and Marx’s daughter Laura, committed suicide together in a mutual pact. Here is the first chapter of Lafargue’s polemic against work:
A strange delusion possesses the working classes of the nations where capitalist civilization holds its sway. This delusion drags in its train the individual and social woes which for two centuries have tortured sad humanity. This delusion is the love of work, the furious passion for work, pushed even to the exhaustion of the vital force of the individual and his progeny. Instead of opposing this mental aberration, the priests, the economists and the moralists have cast a sacred halo over work. Blind and finite men, they have wished to be wiser than their God; weak and contemptible men, they have presumed to rehabilitate what their God had cursed. I, who do not profess to be a Christian, an economist or a moralist, I appeal from their judgement to that of their God; from the preachings of their religious, economics or free thought ethics, to the frightful consequences of work in capitalist society.
In capitalist society work is the cause of all intellectual degeneracy, of all organic deformity. Compare the thorough-bred in Rothschild’s stables, served by a retinue of bipeds, with the heavy brute of the Norman farms which plows the earth, carts the manure, hauls the crops. Look at the noble savage whom the missionaries of trade and the traders of religion have not yet corrupted with Christianity, syphilis and the dogma of work, and then look at our miserable slaves of machines.
Conclusion
In a country struggling to overcome an economy underperforming for 6 straight years, where millions suffer long-term unemployment—could there be a stupider or more reckless salute than to the wonders of joblessness? Anyone who believed ObamaCare was a simple attempt by humble folk to help the poor receive acceptable healthcare coverage, must now be on guard. For each day offers more reports of idiocy, failure and incompetence from the elite mandarins transforming our healthcare system.
Is there in American history a leader more perverse, counter-intuitive, reckless or composed of such catastrophic instincts as Obama? All of this brings a new level of privation and insult to the hard-working and long-suffering American patriot.
Cutting to the chase, every moment until he leaves office, we will suffer under the careless and cruel hand of our tormentor in chief, Barack Hussein Obama, and his crazy designs to remake America.
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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Obama’s Praetorian Guards!
Boehner and McConnell
By A.J. Cameron
Our puppet dictator is not destroying our republic all by his lonesome. He is executing the game plan designed by his puppeteers, and promoted and protected by the puppeteer-controlled media, but isn’t there more to this saga, than meets the eye? Are you familiar with the term, ‘Praetorian Guard’?
The definition of ‘Praetorian’ is, ‘Venal; Corruptible’. The definition of ‘Venal’ is, ‘Willing to sell one’s influence, especially in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary’. Combine ‘Praetorian’ with ‘Guard’, and we have a situation in which guards can be corrupted? Are they corrupted for, or against, the people who elected them to office?
Who, pray tell, could be Praetorian Guards of our puppet dictator? Could it be that Boehner and McConnell have sold their souls, and our rights and freedoms, to partner with other entrenched establishment elites atop both major political parties, to protect our puppet dictator? Could Boehner and McConnell have been clandestinely and strategically placed into their positions of leadership, to advance the global elite puppeteers’ agenda against the United States of America, and freedom throughout the world?
Acting as a criminal profiler, one can connect the dots to see why certain things occur and other things don’t occur, to craft an understanding of what is truly happening beyond what we are allowed to see by the global elite puppeteers and their puppeteer-controlled media. We have, what appears to be, a gutless GOP leadership that has become increasingly docile towards a renegade regime that has grown increasingly hostile against the U. S. citizen/taxpayer, our rights and freedoms, and our constitutional republic. From a political perspective, this does not make sense, so don’t we need to think outside of the boxes in which the puppeteer-controlled media have confined our thinking?
There is a tendency to focus almost solely upon our puppet dictator for his un-American, anti-American, unconstitutional and non-Presidential actions, but this allows all of the other traitors within the District of Corruption to escape accountability for their actions and non-actions. With each unilateral and/or unconstitutional action taken by our puppet dictator, shouldn’t there have been a rapid, and equal, corresponding response by GOP leadership to rein him in? Our puppet dictator could not have been as successful as he has been in destroying our culture, economy and republic without hidden assistance from unlikely sources.
The prevailing ‘wisdom’ is that Baby Doc Boehner and Zipper-lip McConnell cave on almost all of the issues dear to the core of the GOP. Members of the GOP leadership take a ‘principled’ stand on a handful of lightning-rod issues to assuage specific constituencies of their individual districts or states; this effectively places a political thumb into the electoral dike, preventing a wave of voter backlash against these elected politicians. What has happened, and is happening, that the members of the entrenched GOP leadership are driving their party’s other thumb deep into the eyes of their party’s core constituency? These offensive actions are as much actions of omission, as much as they are of commission.
At some point, hasn’t it crossed your mind that no one as egotistical as both of these vermin are, would cave on so many issues that they profess to support? What is motivating either of them to cede our rights and freedoms, and participate in the controlled destruction of our constitutional republic, with impunity? Is it just about the wealth and power they accrue, or is it more sinister than that?
When was the last time you heard Boehner or McConnell say anything against the Domestic Terrorist Profile, rampant voter fraud, especially within swing-states in 2012, U. N. Agenda 21/un-sustainable Sustainable Development/Smart Growth, Common Core, smart meters, biometrics, Blueways, depopulation, genetically modified foods, jobs (or lack thereof), our moribund economy, the mushrooming costs of utilities that are coming as a result of the outlaw actions of a renegade EPA, the elevation of those here illegally over those who have served within our military, etc., etc., etc.? In sales, silence implies acceptance, so does their silence on these issues imply acceptance by Boehner and McConnell? Are they guarding against any of these lightning-rod issues from impacting the important mid-term elections?
Do you remember the comments made by both Boehner and McConnell, regarding ObamaCare, following the 2012 election? ‘It’s the law of the land’! It was as if it was scripted! Didn’t their comments sound more like a comment a Democrat would make, rather than comments made by the leadership of a ‘principled’ and ‘opposition’ party?
How about the disruptive, untrue, even attacking comments made by members of the GOP leadership within both Houses of Congress against Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul, when they led the charge to delay, if not prevent the deployment of ObamaCare? Didn’t these leaders sound eerily akin to ‘their esteemed colleagues from across the aisle’? Where’s my barf bag?
Also, where were the leading voices within the leadership or body of the GOP in the House, at that time? Mimes scream louder than the members of the GOP in the House did on this signature issue! Regardless, if a Representative or Senator was/is for ObamaCare, or against it, another unilateral action by our bully puppet, with pitifully little pushback by members of the GOP leadership, and, shazam, every member of Congress, along with the members of their staffs, has 72% of their expensive premiums paid for by the U. S. taxpayer. What a great gig, if you can stomach the theft from the U. S. citizen/taxpayer!
Now we have ‘Republicans’ Boehner and McConnell channeling amnesty through both Houses of Congress, while the Democrats sit on the sidelines, quietly cheering on their fellow thugs within the Republican Party. Baby Doc Boehner has temporarily abandoned the push to ram amnesty through the House, due to the fact that early discussions had begun regarding a potential special leadership election, in the event Boehner continued to advance immigration legislation (code for amnesty) that makes those here illegally, legal.
The puppeteer-controlled media control the narrative, accusing patriotic citizens of being anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino. The reality is that patriotic citizens are placing all legal citizens of, and visitors to the United States above those here illegally, without regard to race, creed, color, or country/countries of origin. Additionally, there is a valid concern about criminals and those who may seek to do harm to our republic from within, with origins from China, North Korea, and Russia. Considering the challenges Muslims continue to create throughout Europe, and the incremental push for Sharia Law within the United States, our borders must be secured, prior to any discussion of legitimate immigration reform.
Boehner can’t shepherd the forcing of amnesty through the House if he isn’t Speaker of the House, so he has to perform some political posturing magic to be in a position to resurrect amnesty. He will need to resort to more of his political kneecapping of fellow Republicans to ‘coerce’ enough Republicans to go against their party’s core constituencies to ram amnesty through under his ‘leadership’. This is not just treasonous to the Republican Party, but to the republic, as well.
In an election year in which the potential is so great for significant gains by the GOP in the House and Senate, don’t we need to be asking why Boehner and McConnell are acting distressingly akin to Pelosi and Reid? Doesn’t this expose the myth that we have a true, two-party political system? Is it easier to understand why you are so frustrated in each election, when you are, with some notable exceptions, forced to choose between the lesser of two evils?
Voters within the 8th District of Ohio and throughout the state of Kentucky can take a major step for our crumbling republic by ousting the Praetorian Guards during their respective primary elections. They are protecting our bully puppet and advancing the agenda of the globalist elites, at the expense of their own constituents and the citizens of our republic. The odds are heavily stacked in Boehner’s and McConnell’s favor, but exerting electoral term limits upon them will be a second ‘shot heard ‘round the world’, and an indication that the United States of America will no longer cede our rights and freedoms to globalist elites and their thug, puppet politicians!
A.J. Cameron was born in Kansas City, MO, and raised in Prairie Village, KS. He is a graduate of Rockhurst High School and University of Kansas, and is a the former president of the Native Sons & Daughters of Greater Kansas City. Having worked for international and local, start-up companies, A. J. brings a wide range of insight to many of the challenging issues of the day. A.J. seeks to engage readers on key issues with views grounded in time-tested principles and common sense. Contact A. J. at aj.cameron1@gmail.com
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Why Michelle Wants a Divorce!
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Obama Maintains a State of National Emergency
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
No threat whatever exists. Alleged ones are fabricated. They’re fake. They used to enforce police state harshness.
Fearmongering is longstanding US policy. So is bald-faced lying. At issue is supporting wealth, power, and privilege. It’s about advancing America’s imperium.
One war after another follows. Permanent ones persist. So does police state ruthlessness.
On September 14, 2001, George Bush issued Proclamation 7463: Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks.”
They were state-sponsored. So-called “crazed Arabs” had nothing to do with them. Bush didn’t explain. The 9/11 Big Lie persists.
So does a state of national emergency. Faking one doesn’t matter. It’s in force. It’s renewed annually. On January 21, Obama did so.
The White House headlined “TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 USC 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.
In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process is to continue in effect beyond January 23, 2014.
The crisis with respect to grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process that led to the declaration of a national emergency on January 23, 1995, has not been resolved.
Terrorist groups continue to engage in activities that have the purpose or effect of threatening the Middle East peace process and that are hostile to United States interests in the region.
Such actions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.
Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process and to maintain in force the economic sanctions against them to respond to this threat.”
It bears repeating. Terrorists don’t threaten America. They didn’t earlier. They don’t now. Claiming otherwise doesn’t wash.
National emergency conditions aren’t warranted. They weren’t earlier. For sure, not post-9/11. Or now. Or any time in the foreseeable future.
America’s only threats are ones it invents. Rogue leaders willfully deceive. They routinely declare national emergency conditions.
They do so when none exist. Presidential declarations facilitate state terror. Washington’s war on humanity continues. No end in sight looms.
Obama’s latest declaration was virtually unnoticed. Major media sources ignored it. Few Americans understand.
Or know anything about America’s shadow government. It’s a coup d’etat power writ large. It’s in place with no public declaration.
It’s called continuity of government (COG) authority. It began under Ronald Reagan. It’s renewed annually. It does so without legal justification.
Its pretext is “a coordinated effort within the Federal Government’s executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency.”
Implementing it gives presidents and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unprecedented police state powers.
Martial law can be declared. The Constitution can be suspended. Congress has no say.
On April 4, 2007, Bush issued a combined White House/DHS National Security/Homeland Security Presidential Directive NSPD 51/HSPD 20.
It extended the post-9/11 national emergency for the sixth time. It established COG procedures. It did so under catastrophic emergency conditions. It called them:
“any incident (such as an alleged terrorist attack), regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the US population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”
COG authority is renewed annually. Doing so is longstanding.
On September 14, 1982, Ronald Reagan’s National Security Decision Directive/NSDD 55 established a National Program Office (NPO).
It was tasked with ensuring the federal government survives in case of a national emergency. Examples include a nuclear attack or major natural disaster.
NPO developed and coordinated plans secretly. It did so with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and CIA, as well as Departments of State and Defense.
Plans included maintaining large underground bunkers, high-tech software, and procedures to let government function under emergency conditions.
In 1988, Reagan’s Executive Order 12656 authorized a COG response. It included full-scale militarization in case of a “national security emergency.” It defined as:
“(a)ny occurrence, including natural disaster, military attack, technological or other emergency, that seriously degrades or seriously threatens the national security of the United States.”
COG authority remained in place under GHW Bush and Clinton. GW Bush changed earlier interpretations.
He did it by Executive Orders (EOs), NSPDs, HSPDs, legislation and other disturbing measures.
They targeted alleged domestic and foreign adversaries. They subvert fundamental constitutional rights.
Patriot Act legislation did so. So did other police state laws. DHS was created. It’s the national Gestapo. The US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) was established.
For the first time, the homeland was militarized. Deploying federal troops in US communities was authorized.
It’s now permitted in case of alleged terrorist attacks, civil unrest or other declared emergencies.
Torture became official US policy. America’s global gulag was established. Guantanamo is the tip of the iceberg.
Dozens of US torture prisons operate worldwide. They do so under Obama. Innocent victims suffer horrific abuse. Abu Wa’el Bhiab is one of thousands. He’s at Guantanamo.
He’s a Syrian national. He committed no crimes. He was never charged. He was never tried.
In 2009, he was cleared for release. He remains imprisoned. On January 22, he described his ordeal. He spoke for others doing so.
“I am dying every day many, many times,” he said.
“Sometimes because of my illness, and sometimes because of the oppression by the guards here, and sometimes because of the doctors, and sometimes because of the pressure they put on us and because of the length of our unfair imprisonment.”
“I had wanted to live in peace with my wife and our children, and we had planned our future and the future of our children together, but they destroyed our dreams and our plans. They did not let us live.”
“Twelve years I have been unable to see my children, not out of choice, but because I was denied the ability to see them, and without reason.”
Reports indicate at least 33 Guantanamo detainees are again hunger striking. Twice daily, they’re being painfully forced-fed. Doing so constitutes torture.
Other cleared prisoners remain detained. No independently verifiable evidence indicates anyone held committed crimes. Innocent detainees suffer unjustly.
Obama promised to close Guantanamo straightaway in office. His January 22, 2009 EO pledged within a year.
He lied. It remains open. Another promise made. Another broken. Nothing prevents him from acting on his own authority.
He can do so without congressional approval. He lies claiming otherwise. He’s a serial liar. He’s a war criminal multiple times over.
He maintains the worst of COG authority. Maintaining a state of national emergency when none exist doesn’t matter. It’s been in place throughout Obama’s tenure.
He continues Bush’s fake war on terror. It reflects state terror waged worldwide. Rule of law principles are quaint. They’re out-of-date. They no longer matter.
Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak al-Janko was lawlessly held at Guantanamo for seven years. He committed no crimes. He was brutally tortured.
He’s now free. He sued for damages. He said he tried to commit suicide at Guantanamo 17 times. He wants just redress. It doesn’t matter.
In 2009, federal Judge Karen Henderson ordered his release. She said no proof suggested he was an enemy combatant. At the same time, she ruled him ineligible to sue.
“It may very well be that to deny the appellant recovery for injuries incurred while in the United States’s custody based solely on the unreviewed decision of a tribunal the Supreme Court has labeled ‘closed and accusatorial’ is rough justice,” she said.
“But that objection is to the statute’s underlying policy and not to our interpretation thereof.”
“The Congress has communicated its directive in unmistakable language and we must obey.”
She referred to the 2006 Military Commissions Act. It’s a police state law writ large. It’s one of the most outrageous federal laws ever enacted. It’s unconstitutional by any standard. It remains US law.
Last October, the Ninth Circuit Federal Appeals Court denied another former Guantanamo detainee’s right to sue.
In Hamad v. Gates, it ruled unanimously against him. It didn’t deny his rights were violated. They were egregiously. It didn’t matter.
The Court cited a federal statute. It’s interpretation may have been wrong, not right.
It claimed federal 28 US Code 2241 – Power to Grant Writ denies federal courts jurisdiction to hear suits from former detainees like him. Saying so effectively ruled him a nonperson.
Other federal court spurned fundamental rights the same way. They oppose Washington’s culpability for abuses relating to terrorism.
Torture victims’ claims are routinely dismissed. Justice is systematically denied. US-style justice works this way.
It’s worse than ever under Obama. Fake war on terror priorities come first. Police state lawlessness targets nonbelievers.
Freedom in America is dying. It’s on borrowed time. Obama may entirely eliminate it. Rule of law principles don’t matter.
Checks and balances don’t exist. All three branches of government march in lockstep. Media scoundrels turn a blind eye.
America is on a fast track to tyranny. Police states operate this way. Abuses of power beget greater ones.
Washington rules threaten everyone. Hard won freedoms are fast disappearing. They’re vanishing in plain sight.
About the Author: Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. He writes for MoneyNewsNow.com and VeteransToday.com.
Lendman also hosts his own blog at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
He is host of a progressive radio show with cutting-edge discussions and distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.
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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
and
(Part 3)
16 June 2009
and
(Part 4)
03 August 2009
and
(Part 5)
03 January 2010
and
(Part 6)
20 May 2010
and
(Part 7)
21 November 2010
and
(Part 8)
14 February 2011
and
(Part 9)
03 August 2011
and
(Part 10)
10 October 2011
and
(Part 11)
11 December 2011
and
(Part 12)
18 April 2012
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(Part 13)
01 July 2012
and
(Part 14)
25 October 2012
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(Part 15)
14 December 2012
and
(Part 16)
22 May 2013
and
(Part 17)
27 July 2013
and
(Part 18)
07 October 2013
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Who will be the Next First Lady?
01 July 2008
and
Is Michelle Obama a Princess?
02 October 2013
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2013/10/is-michelle-obama-princess.html
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