Monday, November 30, 2009
Congressman Ron Paul
Foundation for Rational Economics and Education
Dear Friend of Liberty:
The Founders' inspired vision of limited government has been kept alive by the hard work and generosity of Americans who truly cherish individual Liberty average people like you and me.
In the toughest times times like we are facing right now in the life of our nation freedom fighters have always stepped forward for America—armed with whatever it takes and at whatever sacrifice—to answer the call to defend our liberty. That's how America was born and how we, as a free and sovereign nation, have survived.
I have not known a time when the threats to our Liberty and the Founders' vision have been greater than they are today. For Liberty to survive, it is imperative that we confront these new threats, in all of their ugly forms, both foreign and domestic.
We continue to see a major economic crisis unfolding in our nation. New government programs are started daily, and future plans are being made for even more costly government expansion. All are based on the belief that we're in this mess because free-market capitalism and sound money failed. The obsession is with more spending, bailout of bad investments, more debt, and further dollar debasement. Many are saying we need an international answer to our problems with the establishment of a world central bank and a single fiat reserve currency.
These suggestions are merely more of the same policies that created our mess and are doomed to fail.
At least 90% of the cause for the financial crisis can be laid at the doorstep of the Federal Reserve. Their manipulation of credit, the money supply, and interest rates caused the various bubbles to form.
Congress added fuel to the fire by various programs and institutions like the Community Reinvestment Act, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FDIC, and HUD mandates, which were all backed up by aggressive court rulings.
The Fed and US Treasury have perniciously doled out trillions in subsidized loans to troubled banks and other financial institutions, and that number is growing through a revolving TARP slush fund which the Feds are using to bail out their huge corporate buddies. The Federal Reserve and Treasury constantly brag about the need for "transparency" and "oversight," but it's all just talk — they want none of it. They want secrecy while the privileged are rescued at the expense of the middle class.
It is unimaginable that Congress could be so derelict in its duty. It does nothing but condone the arrogance of the Fed in its refusal to tell us where the trillions in bailout money have gone. All Members of Congress should be outraged that conditions could deteriorate to this degree. It's no wonder that a large and growing number of Americans are now demanding an end to the Fed.
The Federal Reserve created our problem, yet it manages to gain even more power in the socialization of the entire financial system. The whole bailout process this past couple of years has been characterized by no oversight, no limits, no concerns, no understanding, and no common sense.
Similar mistakes were made in the 1930s which ushered in the age of the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the Great Society and the supply-siders who convinced conservatives that deficits didn't really matter after all, since they were anxious to finance a very expensive deficit-financed American empire.
All the programs since the Depression were meant to prevent recessions and depressions. Yet all that was done was to plant the seeds of the greatest financial bubble in all history. Because of this lack of understanding, the stage is now set for massive nationalization of the financial system, and even the means of production.
The Feds not only own and control car companies and financial institutions, their lust for power and control now extends to their malevolent scheme to nationalize our healthcare system and thereby take over one sixth of our entire economy. This will be a disaster if it happens!
I could go on but I know that you understand the crisis that we face and agree with me on what must be done to turn our nation around.
I hear from Americans like you who are up in arms about what is going on in our nation. Messages come into my congressional office morning, noon and night. Taxpayers are outraged by the huge bailouts, the massive expansion of government and the refusal by Congress and the leaders of both parties to follow the Constitution.
Many Americans are frustrated—many are outright angry—about failed government policies that just tighten the government's noose around our necks. Many millions of fed up taxpayers have taken to the streets and town hall meetings in recent months to make sure their voices were heard by the uncaring Washington elites.
Since the financial crisis has become more and more apparent, and the attempts by the Fed and Treasury and Congress to solve the problem have become more desperate, my phone has been ringing off the wall with calls from media outlets wanting interviews and to get my opinions about what is going on and how we need to deal with it.
Several books that I have authored with the help of FREE have become instant best sellers as patriotic Americans search desperately for the intellectual and political ammunition they need to fight for the future of our country and to take back our freedom from the fascists who despise our Constitution and those of us who defend it.
During the presidential election, do you remember how the media scoffed at my suggestions that we were facing economic disaster? They laughed at my calls for limited government, for abolishing the Fed and the IRS, for cutting federal spending at home and abroad to balance our budget, and my call for a sound monetary system. Today, we are well into this economic crisis and they are not laughing any more.
The time is ripe for us to be at the forefront of offering workable solutions of calling for a return to limited, constitutional government, the need for honest money and low taxes, and the absolute need to expose and abolish the Federal Reserve which has done so much to undermine our currency and destroy one of the most productive economic systems in the history of the world.
My bill to audit the Fed has made tremendous progress. Together we have led the fight to get congressional hearings, 308 cosponsors, and unprecedented attention around the country for this legislation. Yet the banksters and a few of their weasel allies in Congress continue to do everything they can to water down or outright kill our movement to audit this monstrous institution.
I'm outraged at every such attempt to stop our bill in order to enable the secrecy and disruptive power of the Fed to continue. Some days I am so angered by the banksters' underhanded shenanigans that I'm reminded of the famous battle cry of central bank foe Andrew Jackson as he moved to abolish the central bank: "By eternal God I will rout you out!" Jackson shouted as he demonstrated the courage to go against Congress and the Fed.
The task before us is huge. Our challenge is both political and philosophical, but either way, the solution must begin by properly educating Americans as to why our current out-of-control, misguided political and financial systems have failed, and what must be done to turn things around.
My Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (FREE) has been waging such an educational effort for several decades. We have had a great deal of success publishing newsletters and books and producing radio and TV programs teaching people about the Constitution and free markets and sound money.
FREE has done much to educate patriots like you and to win the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans young and old.
FREE is publishing books like my popular Foreign Policy of Freedom, and we have printed and distributed tens of thousands of Pocket Constitutions to students and groups nationwide.
Today, given the severity of the crisis we face, we must do even more in our battle to spread the truth It is imperative that we redouble and expand the work and scope of FREE's educational effort. Right now, while people are still looking for answers and even the media is trying to figure out what in the world is going on, we must step in to fill the void that exists and to provide answers and solutions for the problems that we face.
You have been a faithful supporter of the cause of liberty. You understand the serious nature of the threats that confront us and the dangers posed to our freedom and our very way of life.
Our ability to lead this movement comes from your tax-deductible contribution to FREE. $50 or $100, or even $250 or more if you can afford it, is urgently needed to help fund the effort to turn our government and our nation around before it is too late. Please go to the FREE donation page now to contribute: http://www.free-nefl.com/html/contribute.html
Leadership is sorely lacking in Washington following the Democrats' recent victory. It is time for true leaders like us to step forward and offer the vision needed to point Congress and our nation in the right direction and to halt the assault on our nation's sovereignty.
This is a dangerous time. But it is also an historic opportunity. Please help today with your most generous, tax-deductible gift for freedom. We must act swiftly to counter the ongoing-attempt to socialize our nation and trample upon our freedom. The time is NOW and the need is urgent!!!
I'm counting on you.
The Right Soup is hot and healthy tonight - This is just one ingredient. Al Gore's reception at a booksigning in Chicago
The heavy hand of government is coming down on people and organizations who are legitimate - legal, lawful and do yeoman's work to expose questionable, illegal, moral, ethical actions which eventually lead to CHANGE and better futures and conditions to benefit humans and animals alike.
Like PETA or not, agree with them or not, their exposes are brutal, but necessary. They oftentimes are directly to OUR health.
When our rights are violated as to choice - whether we feel moved to participate in a peaceful demonstration which is OUR RIGHT, guaranteed by the Constitution, then we have to question who is running the government, and make every effort to unelect and/or remove them from office.
This is another assault on the freedoms that we all enjoy.
Think about the other organizations that are out there asking your help in issues of morality, ethics, compassion, etc. Whatever is important to you - for whom you volunteer, and to which you contribute time or money, how does it feel to be classified a terrorist?
The squeeze is on.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
And Al Gore (inventor of the internet, too, don't forget) , and George Soros, and Obama, Waxman, Markey and the Gates' and so many others would go to jail! Oh yeah - the the communist czar of environment or whatever the hell he's called - Sunstein - he needs to be carted off, too!
They SHOULD pay. They ARE criminals!
The pictures of his progress can be found on this link.
First he was found more than a year ago in the woods in summer. He weighed nothing. Skin and bone, ticks, heartworm, actually, probably every parasite a dog can have. He could have been euthanized. But something told the folks at the shelter in Port St. Joe not to do that. Instead, Howie patiently waited with iv drips and got strong enough to walk. Yes. He was that horrible to look at.
HOW can people do that to a dog.
But he couldn't find a home. So Jim Thomas and his wife from North Carolina (forgive me if I'm wrong, Jim), got him into a rescue up there.
I am waiting for an answer from Jim at the moment. I think Howie's still up for adoption. He has been through temperament testing and socialization, housebreaking. He's been neutered, chipped, and he's also black. Almost half and half white. But black dogs, you see, don't get homes so easily.
And now it's another Christmas, and I doubt that Howie has been adopted. I'm hoping I can blog that he's been adopted.
He is handsome, strong, kind and gentle. There's a cute photo among the images on Jim's site that show him towering over a tiny Chihuahua.
PLEASE. If you are the vicinity of Howie, and thinking of adopting a shelter pet this Christmas for a joy forever, please consider Howie.
He needs you. And you probably need him.
He cannot stay in foster care forever.
Thank you from our hearts.
The following comes from Newsmax.com.
1. Turning Point: Couric Rips Obama
Katie Couric may be best known for her unflattering interview with Sarah Palin. But her nightly news broadcast this past Monday night may be an indicator that the big liberal media are now turning their guns on Obama.
Couric said on “CBS Evening News” that Americans are growing “disenchanted” with Obama and are openly questioning his credibility.
“Is the honeymoon over?” anchor Couric said at the beginning of her correspondent’s report.
“Although President Obama has been in office less than a year, many Americans are growing disenchanted with his handling of the enormous problems he and the country are facing, from healthcare to unemployment to Afghanistan.
“His poll numbers are sliding, and at least one poll shows his job approval rating has fallen, for the first time, below 50 percent.”
Correspondent Chris Reid chimed in: “The president is getting battered on everything from the economy to foreign policy. Some polls show Americans are increasingly questioning his credibility.”
The report asserted that while Obama talks about dealing with unemployment, which is over 10 percent and expected to rise, he has developed “no new ideas” for dealing with the problem.
CBS also cited a poll showing that only 14 percent of Americans believe Obama’s claim that healthcare reform won’t add to the budget deficit, and only 7 percent believe that the stimulus has created any jobs at all.
The report also criticized the president for being “indecisive” on Afghanistan, and for returning from his recent Asian trip “with little to show for it.”
An expert was quoted as describing his trip as the “amateur hour,” as he did not line up agreements with foreign countries before venturing abroad.
First time I have heard of this. How about you?
Sloppy, sloppy security. It's not us that's putting the US in danger - it's the sloppy job of this administration
In one week -
the uninvited guest at the White House and now this?
Why is this not general public knowledge by now?
Elected officials aren't saints.
Shall I write it again?
ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE NOT SAINTS!
AND THEY AREN'T ABOVE THE LAW!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This thing - Obamacare - is a sado/masochistic bill, isn't it. They love inflicting pain, and apparently, we love it, too! Willing victims.
REMEMBER: IT'S THE SECOND AMENDMENT WHICH KEEPS US FREE, AND PROTECTS AND GUARANTEES ALL OUR OTHER RIGHTS. WITHOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT, AND THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, WE ARE SLAVES.
You are disgusting, despicable apologists - the both of you.
Personally, I think it's higher. I no longer trust government information.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use.
Auto recovery Czar
Black radical anti business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.
Homosexual. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and Special Status, includingfree health care for gays.
former failed superintendent of San Diego . Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno – to keep borders open to illegal’s
David J. Hayes
California Water Czar
Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, “Progress Policy”. No training or experience in water management.
Auto Union worker. Anti business & anti nuclear. Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned. How did this happen?
Central Region Czar
Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars. Obama apologist to the world. Anti gun and pro abortion.
Domestic Violence Czar
Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti male feminist.Supported male castration.
devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal, Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of drugs
Energy and Environment Czar
Political Radical Former head of EPA - known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership. SOCIALIST on Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.
Faith Based Czar
Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism—seek a separate black nation.. Anti gun ownership lobbyist.
Chicago radical anti business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for “Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink.” No experience or training in w ater management. Former ACORN Board member
Green Jobs Czar
(since resigned). Black activist Member of American communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who said Geo Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes. MARXIST, said whites are poisoning blacks, said transformation from “suicidal gray capitalism to econ-capitalism to the complete redistribution of wealth.” Black activist with strong anti-white views.
Guantanamo Closure Czar
Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism.
Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong Health Care Rationing proponent. She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.
International Climate Czar
Anti business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supportrer of the Kyoto Accord. Pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames US business for Global warming.
Ret Navy. Stopped US guided missile program as “provocative”. Chair of ultra liberal “Council on Foreign Relations” which blames American organizations for regional wars.
Fmr. Sen from Maine Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into “2 or 3 “ smaller more manageable plots”. Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual
Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs.
Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good”. Rules against personal freedoms many times –like private gun ownership. Says animals should be able to sue people. Anti-hunting..
Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti business activist. Claims US business has caused world poverty. No Science training. OK to abort a child until the age of two. Thinks TREES should be able to sue humans.
Stimulus Accountability Czar
spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico . Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico .
J. Scott Gration
Native of Democratic Republic of Congo. Believes US does little to help Third World countries. Council of foreign relations, asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations
Fannie May CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.
Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or gov. affairs. Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military
No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti doctor activist. Supports Obama Health care Rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Gov. health care plan
Adolfo Carrion Jr.
Urban Affairs Czar
Puerto Rican. Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America .. Millionaire “slum lord” of the Bronx , NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from “sweetheart” deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes to pay for minority housing and health care
Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America . No Other “policy”
WMD Policy Czar
Former US Communist. Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other “policy”.
Please note this "news" comes from China.
Can you imagine how other countries, including the Islamic jihadists, are laughing at us?
You think China would allow this?
Then why are we? Bill Clinton's very stoopid (and the people who allowed it to pass are either really, really smart to be able to hoodwink us, or very, very stoopid), has got to be reversed.
The idea that local law enforcement is contracted to do the work of MPs is just as stoopid.
Where is the outrage of our soldiers? Our people? Our elected officials (IF they are patriotic)?
I woke up to news of Dubai halting all building projects. Dubai has no oil. It's Partyville in the middle east. They are defaulting on their debt. They own the Essex House, Barneys and another clothing chain in NYC, and I'm sure many other American "assets".
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Anyone know how we punish Waxman, Markey, Gore, Obama, Gates, Soros...Good heavens - the list goes on and on - for defrauding the people of the world?
Maybe a slow ride to the planet Jupiter? A one way ticket? Maybe they can set up the perfect environment for themselves and grow their own food, make their own water....
"War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost." : Karl Kraus (1874&1936)
"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph:" Haile Selassie (vis a vis our American heroes who are being prosecuted for capturing a mass murderer). WHERE ARE THEIR BROTHERS IN ARMS? WHERE ARE YOU NAVY SEALS AND WHY ARE YOU REMAINING MUTE AND PASSIVE?
"Television is altering the meaning of "being informed" by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation... Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information - misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information - information that creates the illusion of knowing something, but which in fact leads one away from knowing.": Neil Postman
" The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.": Gore Vidal
Actor Ed Begley is capitalizing on his green lifestyle in California. I've seen some of his shows on tv.
Actually, I am all for off-the-grid living and the homesteading lifestyle. If I can be self-sufficient, put my resourcefulness to work instead of paying utility companies, why not? I think everyone should give it a try. Not so much because the earth is "dying", but because of the dignity and satisfaction that comes by not depending on utility companies, big agra, etc.
I've had that attitude since the 70s, and never quite attained it. But I support all that do, and collect information in books and magazines and on the net all the time, just in case I get lucky.
I have to admit, I am no gardener. But I will get my mushroom compost, get out my walking plow, get out my electric chainsaw and trim some trees that have managed to grow when I ignored them, and maybe plant a winter garden. Even if I get a couple of heads of lettuce and
snow peas, I will consider it a success.
But I never believed in global warming. We can't stop the forces of nature.
Gore is a liar. He was no good as a VP, and he's managed to hoodwink the nation and part of the world as a puppet for the globalists and the UN, while flying around in a Jetstream. No commercial flights for the man; then there's the family owned zinc mine which is a known major polluter.
And then comes the news that global warming is the hoax I said it was.
Thank God for whistleblowers and in instances of pursuit of truth, the hackers.
Here - take a look:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
They should be given medals of honor, instead, Obama wipes his shoes on them.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
By Doug Patton
November 9, 2009
You know why, don't you?
Because it's the most preposterous, inhumane, worldwide lie ever told!
And then, there's this:
This is a prelude - or a portent - of things to come for us. In less than two weeks we have been shocked with the announcements that severely threaten our health and longevity. These are the recommendations of later and fewer mammograms and that we do need to do self-exams.
Then they tried to persuade us out of our right to receive or not, if that is our choice, Pap smears which can save us from cervical cancer.
Aren't you connecting the dots? THE GOVERNMENT - THIS COMMUNIST/SOCIALIST/MARXIST GLOBALIST GOVERNMENT THROUGH OBAMACARE, WILL RATION THESE AND OTHER PROCEDURES.
This puts us back into the dark ages, and gives us second class status. But it won't just be second class status for women. If Obamacare is passed in any form, whether it is bi-partisan or not, everyone will be second class. That is what socialized medicine is. We will suffer; our lives will be shortened, and we will, indeed be visited by the death panel crowd and shown how to die well (check CNN for the story - also a warning that we should die "well".)
This is garbage!
This is our life. Our pain. Our dignity. Our personal choice. Our personal space in which we have thoughts and make choices.
Get the government out of our healthcare. LEAVE US ALONE!