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Election Season 2014

And it has brought us to this trainwreck called ObamaCare and we have bankrupted our kids and grandkids!

We are now headed into the 2014 Election Season and common sense and conservatism are on the rise. Please stand-up and be counted!

Reading Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election is a great place to start!

The Founding Father's Real Reason for the Second Amendment

And remember the words of Thomas Jefferson "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." See Video of Suzanna Gratia-Hupp’s Congressional Testimony: What the Second Amendment is REALLY For, below (u-tube HERE).

The Leaders Are Here... Palin, Cruz, Lee, Paul, Chaffetz....


Can You Really Still Believe That None of These People Would Have Done a Better Job???

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Women Who are Changing America

There is a wave of Conservative women who could literally change the direction of our nation.  And below is only a small list:

Sarah Palin…  Sharron Angle… Michele Bachmann… Jan Brewer…  Star Parker… Carly Fiorina…  Meg Whitman…  Susana Martinez…  Ruth McClung…  Nikki Hayley… Kristi Noem… Christine O’Donnell… Women Like You… and the list goes on…

And Independents, Conservatives and disenfranchised Democrats, women and men, are supporting them in record numbers; realizing the liberal spin and smears against these women is just that!!!

Yet, liberal women, like the members of NOW and the likes of Joy Behar and Rachel Maddow, hate conservative women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Jan Brewer and Sharron Angle because these women really have lived and achieved what those on the left generally just talk about.  They are smart, have husbands and families, can bring home the bacon if needed, including shooting it if necessary, cook it and sit down to a prayer and intelligent conversation… while still being tough, truthful and nice.  And the conservative gals are also considered high on the looker list as well… the Fox news ladies are voted consistently on the top of that list.  But at the pinnacle of the favorable attribute list is the fact that they are more in line with the average American than any other candidates out there and aren’t afraid to speak up or stand up!

#1 -- Sarah Palin
The former Alaska governor's national platform has continued
to grow and her endorsement during the primary season has
proven to have the Midas touch. It can be argued that Sarah 
Palin is the most well-known and influential conservative leader in the nation today, and definitely in the top group.

Chris Matthews and others on the liberal left were and are very wrong about her affect and her abilities. Sarah Palin's influence goes far beyond her own ambitions. She galvanized the public, unified them & became the Un-Obama. Palin is a definite and qualified contender for the 2012 GOP ticket, although she has not committed and says she would only run if called to do so… but it scares the left to death; sadly and mostly based on misconceptions and malicious media spin.

#2 -- Sharron Angle
She won the Nevada Republican Senate primary as the Tea
Party-supported candidate and now is ahead in all the polls in one of  the most watched Senate election races, against Majority Leader Harry Reid.  The latest Mason Dixon poll shows Angle winning independent voters by 20 percent. Should Angle win, she will immediately become one of the most prominent conservative
leaders in the nation.

#3 -- Michele Bachmann
Why has a congresswoman from Minnesota become one of the
favorite targets of the liberal attack machine? Because she has dared to stand for the values that make this nation great -- and because she is a conservative woman. One liberal talk show host went so far as to say that Bachmann "would have gladly rounded up the Jews in Germany and shipped them off to death camps." It is amazing how low the Left will go to disparage a woman who dares to stand in the public square as a true conservative.  Just this week Bill Clinton has personally attacked both Bachmann and the Tea Party on his latest trip to Minnesota, no doubt at Speaker Pelosi’s direction.

#4 -- Jan Brewer
Arizona's governor has courageously stood with the people of her state in bringing one of the strongest and most direct challenges
to the Obama Administration to date. Her leadership has caused millions across this nation to gain an even stronger resolve to stand for what is right in our nation.

#5 – Star Parker 

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition for Urban Renewal & Education, a 501c3 non-profit think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.

Questioning how black Christians can allow race and color to trump Christian principles in driving their support for a leader is at the heart of her philosophy??  Star Parker is running for Congress in California’s  37th Congressional District and is expected win.

#6 -- Women like you!
It is no accident that ‘you’ are on this list. We have reached a historic "tipping point" and the fate of our nation may well rest in the arms of women who stand for values and freedom.

It is time that woman stand together and stand-up for woman, not encourage and even engage in malicious and all too often un-true attacks on candidates and other women like those above.  The unfounded attacks on Sarah Palin by ‘NOW’, liberal women in the media and liberal women in general is the most blatant example we have that shows us that liberal women fear conservative women and in some cases even despise them, perhaps because they truly appear to have all that the liberal females have just talked about but never achieved.

Please go here to join with other conservative and independent women who are taking a stand and took the pledge:  "I'm Conservative And I Will Vote!"
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Also checkout:

"Mama Grizzlies" SarahPAC Now more relevant than ever!
Check it out on SarahPAC's channel.

The Kitchen Cabinet

Conservative women have taken the lead in organizations like Concerned Women for America,  The Kitchen Cabinet, AsAMom, Mama Grizzlies, Smart Girl Politics, many of the 9/12 and Tea Party groups and a long list of other organizations as well as some giving up or modifying their careers and schedules to home-school their children after realizing the sad and in some cases frightening condition of our public schools.

Standing Tall: The Rise and Resilience of Conservative Women

And here are some other great female candidates that deserve a chance and could change our lives like Carly Fiorina and MegWhitman


The records of many the top women leaders in CA are abysmal!!  Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi both stood in the way of getting the water turned back on in CA’s Central Valley when Jim DeMint and John McCain stepped in to get it at least temporarily turned back on while the matter was being studied.

Both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina have vowed to get the water in CA’s central valley turned back on if elected while both their opponents… Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown have let the problem persist or in Boxer’s case directly stopped the water that would create jobs, revive one the main bread baskets of the world and lower food costs.

See:  28-Year Veteran Sen Barbara Boxer Violates Law to Rally Teachers to Recruit Students for Campaign

Other new Conservative Women running include:


Susana Martinez  -  A Hispanic American and former District Attorney for  Doña Ana County in New Mexico from 1996-2009, Suzanna is now running for Governor of New Mexico.

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Ruth McClung – A physicist  who is running for congress in Arizona against the head of the Progressive Caucus in Congress.

Nikki Hayley  - If she wins,  Nikki will be the first woman and first Indian American Governor of South Carolina.

Time for Choosing


Liberal women, like the members of NOW and the likes of Joy Behar and Rachel Maddow, hate conservative women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Jan Brewer and Sharron Angle because these women really have lived and achieved what those on the left generally just talk about.  They are smart, have husbands and families, can bring home the bacon if needed, including shooting it if necessary, cook it and sit down to a prayer and intelligent conversation… while still being tough, truthful and nice.  And the conservative gals are also considered high on the looker list as well… the Fox news ladies are voted consistently on the top of that list.  But at the pinnacle of the favorable attribute list is the fact that they are more in line with the average American than any other candidates out there and aren’t afraid to speak up or stand up!

Photo:  Mama Grizzlies (Left to right) Michele Bachmann, Kristi Noem and Christine O'Donnell

US Midterm Elections 2010:  Grizzly Phenomenon… the Rise of a New Politics in America

Republican Women Running in the 2010 Elections Aren’t Nuts

Let's be clear...

The vicious personal attacks against women like Sarah Palin,
Jan Brewer, Michele Bachmann and others are no accident.
The Left desperately wants to preserve the false idea that the majority of American women are liberal feminists.  That's why they are working so hard to stereotype  conservative women as outside the mainstream.

They mock and ridicule us and the candidates highlighted on this page for believing in faith, family and freedom. They laugh at our expense for upholding sexual purity. They try to make us look like the crazy aunt in the basement if we mention the importance of God in our society.


Because they want to silence us!  They want the stage to themselves. They want the false idea of liberal feminism to rule and reign in our nation for another generation!

Well, I've had enough!

That's why Concerned Women for America is inviting women like you to stand with us and boldly say, "I'm a Conservative And I WILL VOTE!"

Please... don't let the liberal elite silence your voice.
Go here to take a stand:

Then, please encourage like-minded women to join with you.
And perhaps most importantly, please be in prayer for our
nation and the brave women who have stepped directly into
the crosshairs of the liberal attack machine.

May God bless you and may God bless our nation,
Penny Nance, Chief Executive Officer

And if you want to get a good look at some real crazy, Checkout:  Democrat Patty Murray : The Stupidest Person in America

No liberal has standing to call any Republican stupid as long as Patty Murray remains in the U.S. Senate.

Soon after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Democrat Patty Murray went on a radio show and said:

"When I was growing up, the big fear in my life was the nuclear war. I remember second- and third-grade teachers giving us skills to deal with it, if that big alarm goes off, which was 'Hide under your desk.' Would that do any good? I don't know. But as a child, that gives you a feeling there's something to do beyond panic. Today the biggest fear our kids live with is whether ... the kid beside them has a gun. We have to give them skills so they feel confident to deal with it."

The woman is not sure if ducking under a school desk would help in a nuclear attack. Not only that, but she wants to do something similarly pointless to help children "deal with" school shootings. Maybe imaginary bullet-proof vests!

With amazing understatement, one of Murray's Democratic colleagues in the state senate told The Seattle Times in 1992: "She just doesn't strike you as somebody who's been reading The New York Times every day for the past five years." I wonder when Katie Couric is going to ask Murray what newspapers she reads.

After Murray was elected to the U.S. Senate, the Democrats tried to keep her locked in her office to prevent her from saying anything that might end up in a newspaper. But in the confusion after the 9/11 attack, the leadership must have lost the keys and Murray escaped to say this about Osama bin Laden:

"He's been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. He's made their lives better."

Yes, Osama was out building "day-care facilities" -- and probably sponsoring "Bring Your Daughter to Work" days! I defy anyone to produce something stupider ever uttered by a homo sapien. Not Barbara Boxer, Joe Biden or even John Edwards can hold their dimly lit candles to her.  READ  FULL ARTICLE:  HERE

Ann Coulter is Legal Affairs Correspondent for HUMAN EVENTS

Susana Martinez, Nikki Haley and Kristi Noem are shown in a composite. | AP Photos

GOP Women Ready to Make History

Obamacare Endgame

If Obamacare is completely implemented, doctors will no longer be practicing medicine. They will instead become the drones tasked with deciding who gets the meager healthcare crumbs doled out by the bureaucrats who have the ultimate power over patient life and death. Those who are deemed to have illnesses that require treatments which are not cost effective can expect a one way ticket to a hospice.


Like so many bills passed by Congress, there was a hidden provision in the Stimulus bill passed in 2009. It spends 1.1 billion dollars to create an important piece of the framework for the healthcare bill called the Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. It is based on the false premise that doctors in consultation with their patients don’t have the ability to make the right healthcare choices (see executive summary). The council consists of 15 people appointed by the President.

They all have one thing in common–they are all isolated from day to day patient care; and therefore, are insulated from the real practice of the art of medicine. It makes it easy to see patients as a cost center to be controlled. With views of members like Dr Emanuel, who champions the complete-lives system, it is hard to ignore the probability that senior citizens, those with chronic illness, and the very young will be on the outside looking in. This council is another example of the people of this country being told by the government that it knows what is best for us.

The framework set up by the stimulus bill merely set the stage for the implementation found in the healthcare reform bill. How can the government get doctors to participate in Obamacare thereby a) willingly destroying the doctor patient relationship, and  b) betraying their Hippocratic Oath to provide treatments that they deem to be effective? Simple – fear and intimidation.

A second board created by the stimulus bill called The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology “will determine treatment at the time and place of care”. They are charged with deciding the course of treatment for the diagnosis given by the doctor. Now it becomes obvious why there has been a big push towards the implementation of universal electronic medical record use. It becomes a tool to completely control the physician and the patient. Those physicians and hospitals that choose to practice individualized patient care in consultation with their patients will be punished because they are not “meaningful users of the system over time.” Beginning January 1, 2013 penalties for doing the right thing for a patient will cost the doctor $100,000 for the first offense and jail for the second offense. This will have a chilling effect and may be the straw that completely breaks the foundation of good medicine – the doctor patient relationship.

46% of physicians in a survey by The New England Journal of Medicine stated that they would leave the practice of medicine if Obamacare was implemented. This will only further decrease the quality of healthcare when the 30 million more people enter the system. Maybe that’s why there is a big push in the healthcare bill to increase the number of other providers such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. There is no question that rationing will become our future. If you add 30 million more people into a system with fewer resources how could you possibly avoid rationing? Perhaps those members of Congress who passed this nightmare don’t care since they made sure that it wouldn’t apply to them.

And how about the realization of who is exempt and why.

Americans need to remember who voted for ObamaCare and realize what they sold us.  Remember Nancy Pelosi telling us we have to pass the bill to find out what is in it… Well we are finding out more every day and are realizing that those who voted for this bill sold out the American people. 

Dr. Elaina   Georgeby Dr. Elaina George

Source:  BigGovernment


Video: Dr. David Janda explains rationing in Health Care Bill – ...

Why Doesn’t Everyone Know Jan Schakowky’s Husband Wrote ObamaCare in Jail?

Please remember who voted for ObamaCare and vote them out of office on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Cross-Posted at True Health Is True Wealth

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Word of the day: Dhimmitude. But do you know what it means?


Where it came from? In what American Law Bill it was applied?

But MOST importantly..., the potential of its effect on YOU...?

Now isn't this interesting? It was used in the health care (law) bill.

There it was, all the time..., on page 107...!!! It was placed there for the likes of you and I...! But, NOT for the likes of the Amish and others, who were excluded..., including GUESS WHO...? That's right folks, MUSLIMS...!

But of course, until now, you never heard -- much less even knew, the word existed. Unfortunately, for all of us, B. Hussein O. knew all about it...! More importantly what using it would portend for the likes of you and I...!!



So, what are we talking about here...?

What're its implications for all of us...? 

The attached video above is a must see!!


Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad.

Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

ObamaCare allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States.

Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”,    "risk-taking", and "usury" and is thus banned.

Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.
How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax.

Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

Dhimmitude serves two purposes: It enriches the Muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y, and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. "Sure, I'll be a Muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"



To check it out on Snopes click here: Health Insurance Exemptions.

Wikipedia: ...the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling",...granted exemption based on this.

Comment: How convenient ObamaCare discriminates against Christians and Jews by denying them special exemptions extended to...
Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:18:54 GMT


Companion Article:

Stealth Jihad: How Islam is Infiltrating Your Neighborhood

by Doug Giles

Saturday, November 22, 2008

What if Christians demanded the following:

1. If anyone around Christians at work or school eats pork then they would get fired or severely chastised because we believe that scarfing down pig really offends God (and of course his people). Yep, BLTs—according to our take on Christ’s commands—really ticks him off and therefore bacon should be banned. Not only that, but any food that has even trace amounts of Porky the Pig in it must be verboten and banished from our presence everywhere we go because we’re Christians, and Christians don’t dine on swine. This means Jell-O shots at Tu-Tu-Tango’s and Jell-O served to kids at school ceases to be because Jell-O, hello, contains a wee little bit of a wee little pig, and this pisseth the Lord our God off!

2. All public schools must have several regularly scheduled 15 minute breaks throughout the school day for Christians to roll out their TBN prayer rugs and pray for revival. If not, we will raise Cain and Abel.

3. Public schools must become sex-segregated so that we, the washed, sanctified, filled with the Holy Ghost and fire crowd won’t be sorely tempted to swap spit with the hot Daisy Mae looking chick in pottery class. Matter of fact, why don’t public schools just carve out for us Christians a special school within the school, lest we become sullied via association with the unwashed masses and other religious persuasions, which we utterly detest. Howzabout that, mamasita?

4. Any and all the stupid, violent or sexually weird stuff that misguided Christians have done and are doing is to be scrubbed from the historical record, and the only thing that gets reported and taught is that we are the most peaceful, perfect people to ever schlep this planet. Anyone who thinks or speaks to the contrary will get the stink eye and be called a hater. Indeed, all criticism of Christians should be banned, and those who bring up our foibles, draw unfavorable cartoons of us, and don’t parrot our squeaky-clean spin get branded as bigots or Christophobes and should be threatened with prison.

5. Footbaths are to be installed in whichever universities my brethren and I attend (at the public’s expense) because Jesus was into foot washing, so I want a footbath, dammit! And if this means tuition gets hiked up to provide this for all Christians on campus, well . . . tough. I don’t care. My feet must be ritually washed, or Jesus gets angry—and when he gets angry, people die.

6. Any video games that Sony or whoever puts out that might accidentally offend Christians must be 86’ed. However, if other religions get offended via video it’s okay, just as long as my flavor ain’t disssed, can you dig it?

7. We must receive exemptions from the IRS from paying interest on back taxes because that’s against Christianity.

8. When the Christian church accidentally yields up a violent vocal dill weed from our ranks who hates America and is on the State Department’s terrorist watch list, instead of throwing that loopy bastard in prison we demand that the U.S. Army make him a sergeant. Capice?

9. Encourage the Christian high school student who wants to assassinate our President by giving him the “Most Likely to Become a Martyr” award during graduation.

10. Make students in the public school system who don’t believe in Jesus memorize portions of the Gospel of John, adopt Christian names and shout in the classroom, “I love Jesus, yes I do. I love Jesus. How ‘bout you?!”

Would any of points 1- 10 tick you secularists, atheists and agnostics off?

If Christians ever attempted any of the above they would be righteously ridiculed, castigated and condemned by the MSM, school administrators, cartoonists, talk radio, the blogosphere, Rosie, the coven on the View, religious leaders, the ACLU, Alec Baldwin and president elect Barack Obama. All of the aforementioned people would land on our crotch firmly with both feet. Heck, Christians can’t even say “merry Christmas,” cheer on traditional marriage, or champion the life of an unborn baby without being called Hitler, haters of humanity and intolerant bigots of other people’s values.

But Islam can.

Yep, Islam is making outrageous demands upon American life and culture, and we’re bending over and taking it from them, though we would be insanely intolerant of any other religious group—especially Christians—who had such particular and peculiar demands.

In Stealth Jihad, Islam expert and New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer blows the whistle on a long-term plot by Islamic Jihadists to undermine the United States. According to Spencer, this effort aims not to bring America to its knees through attacks with guns or bombs, but to subvert the country from within—by gradually Islamizing America. The ultimate goal, the stealth jihadists themselves declare, is nothing less than the adoption of Islamic law in the United States, that’s all!

BTW . . . this is already happening, and Robert shows the reader in blistering detail how American liberties are having to bow and kiss the ring of Islamic rules and regulations. Indeed, the stealth jihadists are already warm and snuggly within the American political, educational and media landscapes.

My advice, boys and girls, is . . . buy Bob’s book, drink a red bull, wake the heck up and fight for your liberties not to be walked on by anyone anywhere.

One last ditty for the skeptics who don’t think “it” could happen here: I’m sure that’s what the Brits thought 20 years ago. Red Bull, anyone?



Doug Giles

Doug Giles’ new book “If You're Going Through Hell, Keep Going!" is now available. Ann Coulter says "Doug Giles is a substantive and funny tour de force for traditional values.” Doug’s talk show and video blog can be seen and heard at

Endrun Project  –  Islam Governing Under Sharia

Obama Authorizes 80,000 “Refugees” to Enter Country

Oklahoma Lawmakers Aim to Ban International and Sharia Law from State Courts – What is the matter with the rest of us??

Political Correctness has brought us to this point… the loss of rational thinking!!

Hat tip to Gary the dRAt


Remember ShoreBank???

Chicago’s ShoreBank morphs into Urban Partnership Bank to continue its progressive Green Agenda using FDIC funds

Originally Posted: August 29, 2010


By Ann “Babe” Huggett – Chicago’s ShoreBank, known as the “Clintons’ favorite bank” and with close ties to the Obama Administration, which allegedly pushed Goldman Sachs and Citibank to underwrite it using $135 million of their TARP funds even as it reported losses, failed on August 20th but immediately reorganized itself as Urban Partnership Bank.  Upon the reorganization, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) quickly handed over $367.7 million to keep the newly renamed bank’s doors open.

Earlier in the year, the Illinois Financial Authority’s chairman, Bill Brandt, ignoring pressure from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky to bail out ShoreBank and its toxic assets, literally passed the buck to the Feds when he hinted at potential political fallout and/or actual physical street violence if ShoreBank, whose executives were neighbors of the Obamas in Chicago, was not bailed out by the US Treasury.

Brandt said, “Mark my words:  After this Herculean effort by so many people, should Treasury allow this bank to fail because of the utter lack of leadership coming from Washington, there will be a firestorm in Chicago.”

On top of the political arm-twisting, ShoreBank’s president, Mary Houghton, actually played the race card in order to keep ShoreBank going when she hinted that “white bankers”, who kept insisting on not blindly approving shaky sub-prime housing loans, “deserved to be pressured” in order to overcome their reluctance to lend to inner city residents.

Huffington Post blogger, Karen Harris further muddied the ethical waters by lauding ShoreBank as some sort of people’s international banking savior when she wrote, “Since its inception in 1973, ShoreBank has been a model bank committed to social justice. ShoreBank’s mission has been to develop a triple bottom line of social responsibility, environmental responsibility and profitability, or “people, planet, profit.” ShoreBank’s website describes it as, “America’s first community development bank.”

Taking a closer look at the “people, planet, profit” mantra of ShoreBank, “people” and “profit” come and go especially within socialist engineering and redistribution schemes chasing after the chimera of social justice.  However, the “planet” aspect as part of the Green Agenda is a latent goldmine for socialists in terms of control of the population through resource allocation and allowances from carbon credits, which are reminiscent of the sale of indulgences by the Medieval and Renaissance Catholic Church, to surreptitious population culling through abortion mills and rationing of medicine through national health care to experimentation on food supplies by diverting grains to unprofitable alternate fuel manufacturing schemes which consume more energy in production that is actually produced.

A quick look at the Green Agenda finds its brutal beginnings in Nazi Germany, where it was developed in the ‘30s and ‘40s as a means of controlling the “blood and soil” of lands occupied by German conquest.  Based originally on the anti-Jewish ruminations of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), it was part of the justification for the Holocaust in order to rid Nature of the Jewish concepts of land and animal husbandry to benefit the people.  Instead Nature was to be the beneficiary and people, especially the Jews, were to be controlled, contained and eventually eradicated.

A further historical examination of Nazism shows that it is a combination of the words National Socialism and its major rival is international socialism, i.e., communism. International socialism has itself gone through major rebranding efforts through the decades as its anti-human agenda became known.  From communism it went to socialism then to communitarianism and liberalism.  As liberalism took on its inevitable anti-human taint, it was renamed to progressivism.  Currently, whenever an institution is referred to as “progressive” it is code for socialism of which the Green Agenda is a prime tool of control for the population.

In other words, the survival of ShoreBank is vital to the socialist agenda of population command and control through the Green Agenda hence the national hysteria over what is essentially a local Chicago issue.

As Paul Chesser of the Heartland Institute wrote, “…meet Urban Partnership Bank; same as the old ShoreBank.  That ShoreBank will continue its mission as Urban Partnership Bank shows that its progressive agenda is worthy of an unlimited supply of FDIC funds and arm-twisting, which is what saved it.

“Meanwhile ShoreBank’s heavily subsidized green agenda survives as its subsidiary, ShoreBank Pacific, is absorbed by another progressive community development institution: Oakland-based OneCalifornia Bank. Alternative energy schemers dependent on taxpayers to back their manure-to-energy and food-burning ideas can breathe a sigh of relief.

“If ShoreBank was to be saved, then its fellow progressives in the multibillion-dollar Ford Foundation and James and Catherine MacArthur Foundation should have stepped up. Shareholders in firms like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America should hold their executives accountable for their companies’ roles in reviving this Frankenstein bank.”


ShoreBank, Obama’s Mother and Geithner’s Father – Hmmm… Coincidences?

And the Voter Fraud Continues… Harry Reid’s Son In Charge of NV Voting Machines Used in Fraud… and More

Yes… You Read it Correctly, Harry Reid’s Son in Charge of Nevada Voting Machines Used in Fraud

Posted by Van Helsing at October 29, 2010 2:03 PM

What could be worse than putting Nevada voting machines under the control of Obama's hyperpartisan friends at the SEIU? How about putting them under the control of Harry Reid's son?

Rory Reid is running as the Democratic nominee for governor of Nevada against Republican Brian Sandoval. Rory currently holds the office of Chairman of the powerful Clark County Commission…

El Rushbo explains what this means:

This is Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner: "Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada's residents and live and where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's son Rory is a county commissioner." That means that Harry Reid's son is the person in charge of overseeing the election machines that are being maintained by the SEIU. Now, why would Rory Reid be suspected of any shenanigans here? But he is. "Since early voting started, there have been credible reports that voting machines in Clark County, Nevada are automatically checking Harry Reid's name on the ballot."

Just call it the Audacity of Arrogance.

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Reid has to cheat because his message is failing to resonate with voters.

Source:  Moonbattery

Maricopa County GOP Website Alleges Massive Voter Fraud in Arizona and Colorado

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, October 24, 2010, 10:02 AM

On Friday it was reported that the Yuma Recorder’s office was checking the 3,000 last minute voter registration forms turned in by the far left Mi Familia Vota organization. The recorder’s office found that already more than 65% of the registrations were invalid due to the registrant not being a citizen, wrong/invalid address, false signature, etc.

Mi Familia Vota is a SEIU sub-organization. It is just as
“non-partisan” as ACORN was before documented fraudulent behaviors finally killed it.

Yuma County is located in Arizona’s 7th District. Currently, far left Arizona boycotter Rep. Raul Grijalva is caught in a tight race with Republican rocket scientist Ruth McClung. A few thousand votes could change the outcome of the race between the popular rocket scientist Ruth McClung and the socialist boycotter Raul Grijalva.

The same SEIU offshoot group that is accused of turning in thousands of bogus voter registrations in Arizona has also come under fire in Colorado. Mi Familia Vota was accused of turning in 6,000 bogus voter registrations in Colorado earlier this year.

Today Russell Peirce the Maricopa County GOP alleged that massive voter fraud is being waged by leftist groups in Arizona and Colorado.
The Maricopa County GOP website reported:


There has been an accusation that 65% of 5000 voter registration forms, submitted by Mi Familia Vota and One Vote Arizona, in Yuma County on the last day of filling are invalid due to the registrant not being a citizen, wrong/invalid address, false signature, etc.  I also
understand that these 2 groups have signed up 20,000 states wide and they have requested that 45,000 be put on the permanent early ballot.  If 65% of these last minute registration forms in Yuma are invalid, which may be more as they are still checking the rest, then what is the percentages of invalid in Maricopa, Pima and other counties.

This is a very serious accusation that needs to be investigated to the fullest extent of the law. If this accusation is true then the perpetrators of this hideous crime against America citizens should be prosecuted to full extent of the law by Arizona Courts and not the federal courts as they do nothing on voter fraud and voter intimidation. All participants should be locked up and the key thrown away. This is an attack against sovereignty of this state and our
freedoms for a socialist agenda.

I authored Prop 200, which was passed by an overwhelming majority of voters to help make Arizona one of the safest states in nation for voting.

Prop 200 had three parts to it.

Proof of citizenship to register to vote: The U.S. Constitution established more than 200 years ago that only citizens may vote. The initiative requires everyone equally to prove eligibility as does the Arizona Constitution.  Thanks to Proposition 200, ACORN’s efforts of voter fraud were thwarted here in Arizona.

Photo I.D. When voting: Photo I.D. Is required to cash a check, apply for welfare, sign a lease, or get a rental card at a video store.

Proof of eligibility to receive non-federal mandated public benefits: The initiative would require everyone to provide proof of eligibility equally. The Urban Institute studied this extensively in 1994, the University of Arizona in 2001, and estimated such costs to vary widely in the tens of millions of dollars.

They will stop at nothing to steal our elections and it appears that the friends of Raul Grijalva are doing everything they can to keep Ruth McClung, Janet Contreras and David Schweikert from getting elected. ACORN & SEIU are doing everything they can to find loop holes in our laws to use illegal’s and dead people to vote for their socialist, Anti-American agenda incumbents.

Yesterday a Colorado judge threw out 6000 bogus voter registration forms submitted by the same SEIU off shoot Mi Familia Vota here in Arizona.

I am going to pursue this matter, the State Legislator has full investigative powers and I will not let this rest.  I will be pursuing for a full investigation and if violations are found, I will push for aggressive prosecution with jail time imposed.

If, in the mean time, while I pursue this gross assault on our freedoms, you are as concerned, if not angry as I am about this issue, then I ask you to do one thing right now. Don’t delay, do it right now. Click on one of following 7 links and make a small or large donation to David, Ruth, Janet, Ben, Trent, Paul and Jesse’s campaign.  Do it right now. They need our help and we need them in D.C. to fight for us.  If we don’t take back Arizona we may not have a majority in Congress to stop the attack on freedom, reckless spending and out of control debt.

For Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,

Russell Paul Gosar District 1 Trent Franks District 2 Ben Quayle District 3 Janet Contreras District 4 David Schweikert District 5 Ruth McClung District 7 Jessie Kelly District 8


The Republic Will Survive…

We are 5-days away from fundamentally transforming this country back into a Republic!!  America has finally woken up!

What will your role in the future of this Republic??

We all only have two choices…

Choice 1 – You middle America are too stupid to make your own decisions, so need the Progressive Elites to show you the way.  In some ways this choice is lined with good intentions… but when you look closer, you realize that you need to run!

Choice 2-  You Can make your own decisions and better decisions for yourself, your children and America than the Progressive Elites

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Did you hear Michelle asking for $400 million for non-existing food desserts food deserts?

Maher:  Americans Are ‘Too Stupid… They’re Like a Dog

And let us not forget Cass Sunstein… who says we all have a little Homer Simpson in us, so they, the elites, need to nudge us along.  Yah!

Scientists Find Liberal Gene

Researchers have determined that genetics could matter when it comes to some adults' political leanings. According to scientists at UC San Diego and Harvard University, "ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4."  That and how many friends you had during high school.

The study was led by UCSD's James Fowler and focused on 2,000 subjects from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Scientists matched the subjects' genetic information with "maps" of their social networks. According to researchers, they determined that people "with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults." However, the, subjects were only more likely to have leanings to the left if they were also socially active during adolescence.

"It is the crucial interaction of two factors -- the genetic predisposition and the environmental condition of having many friends in adolescence -- that is associated with being more liberal,” according to the study.

An illustration of the double-helix structure of a strand of DNA, made up of pairs of genes -- one of which may affect political ideology, researchers have said.

"These findings suggest that political affiliation is not based solely on the kind of social environment people experience,” said Fowler, who is a professor of political science and medical genetics.

The researchers also said their findings held true no matter what the ethnicity, culture, sex or age of the subjects were.

I am laughing at this because I am as conservative as they come and was very popular, very involved and had tons of friends in junior high, high school and college.  And everyone realizes that people are more liberal when they are young because they are idealistic and generally become more conservative with age…  Another $1.2 million wasted on a ridiculous study~


Media Matters Bizarre Hail Mary: We Can’t Stop Beck With Ad Boycotts, Sarah Please Help Us  -  Really??  Sarah the person who they have demonized for 2-years now for no reason other than she believes in the Constitution and God… should now help them?

But, not to worry… when she said “no”, they went back to demonizing her:  For Standing with Beck, Soros’ Media Matters Group Claims Palin Supports Terrorism

They have an agenda… don’t be fooled;  Liberation Theology, Anti-Colonialism, Progressivism, Fabian Socialism combined

You Can because of the great I Am… as it says in the Bible, the society is teaching us that you can’t do it, because you are not worthy.

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The Phantom Public (Library of Conservative Thought)

Eugenics The Science Of Human Life

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The out of the box… Question with Boldness… Do your own research… Stand-up!!

The Greatest Disinfectant is Light!!!

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It Covers:  Our History… How We Got Here… The Cover-Up and the Plan of What We Have To Do

Beck said he and his staff have spent going on a 2-years on this book, Broke, and he has 50-pages of footnotes and has interviewed “everyone” who would talk to him that is in the know.  He says parts of it are like Glenn Beck's Common Sense, but on steroids.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

CA: 28-Year Veteran Sen Barbara Boxer Violates Law to Rally Teachers to Recruit Students for Campaign

California Needs a change!!  According to polls only 8% of Californians believe that California is headed in the right direction.  Yet the Progressives have such a hold in California that both the Senate race between Carly Fiorina and 28- Year Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer and the Gubernatorial Race between Meg Whitman and life-long career politician (who was already a bad governor of California… known as governor Moonbeam) Jerry Brown are still in tight neck and neck fights to the end.

Both Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown are career politicians entangled with the unions and the Progressive agenda that has brought California from a dream state to live and work in to a state that business runs from and is on the edge of bankruptcy.

Even if Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are not your perfect or ideal choices… they are fresh newcomers to the political system, yet have enough connections through business to hit the ground running on day one.  And they are both wealthy enough not to owe their soul to special interests after the election because of needing campaign funds.   Both candidates poured millions of their own dollars into their campaigns.

Meg Whitman, left, and Carly Fiorina both dumped millions of dollars into their primary race campaigns.

After winning their primaries and speaking for both women, Whitman announced to her supporters , "Career politicians in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., be warned — you now face your worst nightmare; two businesswomen from the real world who know how to create jobs, balance budgets and get things done!"

If you do your homework, which all Americans must do before they vote, and especially this time, you will see that Boxer has accomplished very little in her 28-years except to add pork to bills and promote leftist progressive bills that have never passed because they are so far on the fringe.  And Jerry Brown has a dismal record (in most areas) that speaks for itself and is in the pocket of the unions and the liberal media.

Both Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman have vowed to turn the water back on in CA’s Central Valley, while Barbara Boxer stepped in with Nancy Pelosi to stop Senator’s DeMint and McCain from turning it back on (and Jerry Brown and Schwartzennegger have pretty much ignored it)  after Sean Hannity highlighted the situation.  If you are not familiar with that situation see:  Federally Created Dust Bowl in CA – Another Test Crisis??  Turning the water back on would put the farms back to work bring jobs and lower priced food back to CA and the whole Country!!

Do your homework! But the stunt by Jerry Brown and his buddy Gloria Allred to smear Whitman over an illegal maid who lied to her and and agency about her status that she paid $23 an hour and is now under investigation by the DHS, because of Brown’s personal political ambition and then today’s news on Boxer’s stunt to use school teachers and school kids as free campaign workers after all their experience says a lot about their character or lack of…  Also if not familiar with Brown/Allred incident see:  Meg Whitman vs. the Dirty Tricks of the Brown Campaign

Boxer Faces Ethics Complaint for Telling Teachers to Send Students to Work for Her Campaign

Anti-Tax Group Files Complaint Against Barbara Boxer, Boxer Campaign Apologizes


Boxer:  More of the Same!!!

If you aren’t happy with where California is headed… and only 8% are, give Meg and Carly a try.  They can’t do any worse than Jerry and Babs have for decades!

Video: Again??  - Brown Admits He Had (Has) No Plan and Lied  -  Why Would CA Do This Again?

Video: Gov Christie Says Meg Whitman Has a Positive Vision

Video: Spoof on Boxer’s Call Me Senator by David Zucker

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Are We Going to Let the Republic Die on Our Watch?

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” …Ronald Reagan

Each of us must not only vote on November 2nd, but we must all be vigilant so that we are not the generation that loses the Republic!

We are definitely standing at a crossroads… and the voter fraud is already rampant for election 2012!

Faulty Nevada voting machines to be repaired—by SEIU

Nevada Voting Machines Automatically Checking Harry Reid’s Name; Voting Machine Technicians are SEIU Members

Clark County, home to the city of Las Vegas and three quarters of Nevada's population, is also home to a tight Senate race for the first time in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 23 years in that chamber. Today’s Real Clear Politics average shows Reid trailing Republican challenger Sharron Angle, if by a slender 1-point lead.      

Reid’s chances of winning reelection have been vastly improved, early voters are complaining, by voting machines that automatically check Harry Reid's name on the ballot.

Claims that the machines are rigged have been challenged by Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax, who insists there is no voter fraud and that the problem is with the touch screens, which are hypersensitive. So sensitive, one imagines, that the name Harry Reid is automatically checked off by the ether.

But not to worry. Lomax has called in the infantry to repair the faulty machines. And who do you call when voting machines are acting up and an important election is at stake? Clark County’s answer is not ghost busters but members of the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU.

That’s the same SEIU that spent $63 million in elections in 2008 and plans on spending another $44 million in this election cycle—almost every penny of it going toward Democratic candidates. It’s the same SEIU whose former president, self-avowed Marxist Andy Stern, was the most frequent visitor to the White House last year. It’s the same SEIU whose former top lobbyist, Patrick Gaspard, is now White House political director. (What was that candidate Barack Obama said about lobbyists working in his White House? Oh, never mind.)

In Nevada, SEIU gave $500,000 to the Patriot Majority PAC, which has spent $1.3 million against Reid's opponent Sharron Angle. The union has dug deep into its pockets to defeat Angle (a campaign on which they’ve spent $225,000) and to elect Dina Titus, running for a seat in Nevada’s third Congressional district (a combined half million dollars in support of Titus and in opposition to her Republican opponent).

This is not to say categorically that the fix is in, but the snafu does raise questions. At present, the state Senate race is a statistical dead heat. Should Angle’s lead increase dramatically over the next 6 days and should she end up losing, one hopes the president will demand an investigation into possible improprieties.

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Jacob Charais, 6, and his little sister Sami-Lou, 4, sit in front of their pumpkin stand at their home in Lewiston, Idaho on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. (Photo: Kyle Mills / Lewiston Tribune)

LEWISTON, Idaho (The Blaze/AP) — An Idaho family that operates a roadside pumpkin stand is scared out of its gourd after a state tax collector showed up and tried to squash the business.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the Idaho State Tax Commission has called for the closure of a family’s pumpkin stand in Lewiston, a mill city along the Snake and Clearwater rivers.

Dan and Kami Charais told the newspaper that a Tax Commission employee informed them the stand was in violation of laws and had to shut its doors.

The couple says their 4- and 6-year-old children had been carving out a niche for themselves in the local jack-o-lantern market — to raise money for school sports, they say.

A Tax Commission representative told the newspaper that even goods sold at roadside stands are taxable and that the stand did not have a proper permit.

A similar event occurred in Portland, OR in August. 7-year-old Julie Murphy’s Lemonade stand was shut down by food inspectors at a local art fair for also lacking proper permits. The county later apologized.

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And just like the kids with the lemonade and pumpkin stands… we, as a country, not only  have lost our manufacturing… the government is making becoming an Entrepreneur more and more difficult…

Video:  Why Can’t Chuck Get His Business Off the Ground?

How can Americans create private sector jobs?

The solution to America's jobs problem lies not with budget-busting federally mandated "stimulus" programs.

Instead, what is needed are specific reforms that wouldn't cost taxpayers, would create a broader tax base for cash-strapped cities and states, and would provide opportunity for millions of Americans who worry where their next paycheck is coming from.

As demonstrated by a series of eight new reports issued in October 2010 by the Virginia-based Institute for Justice, one of the principal obstacles to creating new jobs and entrepreneurial activity in cities across the country is the complex maze of regulations cities and states impose on small businesses. IJ's "city study" reports are filled with real-world examples of specific restrictions that often make it impossible for entrepreneurs to create jobs for themselves, let alone for others.

Chip Mellor, the president and general counsel of the Institute for Justice, said, "If the nation is looking to the federal government to create jobs in America, it is looking in the wrong place. If we want to grow our economy, we must remove government-imposed barriers to honest enterprise at the city and state levels. Remove those barriers, and you will see a return to the optimism and opportunity that are hallmarks of the American Dream."

IJ's eight reports document how irrational and anti-competitive regulations block entrepreneurship. More often than not, these government-imposed restrictions on economic liberty are put in place at the behest of existing businesses that are not shy about using government force to keep out competition. The Institute for Justice's city studies examine regulations imposed on a wide range of occupations in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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Since 2006, Democrats in the House and Senate have had their chance to show what they are made of, what they stand for. Do they represent you? Think about it.

Get Glenn’s new book:

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It Covers:  Our History… How We Got Here… The Cover-Up and the Plan of What We Have To Do

Beck said he and his staff have spent going on a 2-years on this book, Broke, and he has 50-pages of footnotes and has interviewed “everyone” who would talk to him that is in the know.  He says parts of it are like Glenn Beck's Common Sense, but on steroids.

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The End of Cheap Food… The Food Shock of 2011

Food is the ultimate regressive tax, which is why it might offer some of the most compelling investment opportunities of the next ten years.

The prince dispenses the same number of tuppence for his crumpet as the pauper. But as a percentage of their respective incomes, the crumpet is much more costly for the pauper. This contrast is obvious, but the implications of this contrast for global food prices may be less obvious.

The poor spend as much as they possibly can to nourish themselves. The wealthy spend as much as they wish. In fact, because the cost of food does not rise commensurately with incomes, the cost of food becomes so trivial to the wealthy that they end up tossing the stuff into trashcans.

For perspective, consider the econo-caloric history of the United States, as it progressed from "Emerging Market" to Superpower. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the average American in 1919 had to work two hours and 38 minutes to buy a 3-pound chicken. Nowadays, it takes just 15 minutes.

In statistical terms, Addison Wiggin observes in the latest edition of Apogee Advisory, "Americans spent 23.4% of their disposable income on food in 1929. By 1950 this number had dropped to 20.6%. By 1975, 13.8%. The number finally cracked single digits in 2000. And that figure includes meals eaten both at home and away from home.

Disposable Income Spent on Food

Compare that to Germans," Addison continues. "They spend 11.4% of disposable income just on meals eaten at home. The French, Japanese and South Koreans spend about 14-15%. Brazilians? 24.6%. And the Chinese spend 39.4% of their disposable income on meals eaten at home.

"Even Canadians, with a much smaller population and their vast productive prairies, aren't as lucky as we are. They spend 9.2% of their disposable income on meals at home. That's nearly as much as Americans spend both home and away."

Therefore, imagine a world in which the global population is rapidly increasing, and in which a growing percentage of that growing population is progressing from mere sustenance levels of existence to conditions of relatively greater prosperity.
You don't need to imagine such a world; it has arrived.
As the major Emerging Markets of the world like Brazil, India and China continue their progression from chronic underachievers to periodic overachievers, their national wealth will increase. And as this wealth increases, the recipients of it will certainly increase the quantity and/or quality of their diets.

Even if the quantity does not increase much, improving the quality of diet would be sufficient to drive food prices much higher. Replacing one meal of beans and rice, for example, with a meal of chicken and rice may not seem very significant. But it requires 6 pounds of grain to produce one pound of chicken meat, according to the USDA. Therefore, if hundreds of millions of individuals begin opting for chicken over beans, the global grain markets would certainly feel the effects...and these effects would not be limited to the grain markets.

As the organic food website, points out, "It requires 700 gallons of water to produce one pound of chicken. Instead, farmers could produce 16 pounds of broccoli, or up to 20 pounds of other grains and vegetables... Also, it takes 8 times the amount of gasoline/fossil fuel for production of one pound of chicken as compared to one pound of protein from tofu."

Therefore, forward-looking investors cannot afford to avert their gaze from global dietary trends. As the Emerging Markets continue to emerge, demand for the world's finite supplies of grain, water and energy will increased commensurately...and that means much higher prices.

"Americans have become accustomed to cheap and abundant food," Addison winds up. "Probe the psyche of the average American and he'd probably tell you it's a birthright. Amber waves of grain and all that. They're about to get a rude surprise. After a century in which Americans have spent less and less of their incomes on food, the trend is about to reverse."

In the column below, Addison probes deeper into the global dynamics of food production and consumption. And he also suggests ways that investors might benefit from the trends he anticipates…

By Eric Fry

The Food Shock of 2011

By Addison Wiggin


10/26/10 Baltimore, Maryland – Every month, JP Morgan Chase dispatches a researcher to several supermarkets in Virginia. The task – to comparison shop for 31 items.

In July, the firm’s personal shopper came back with a stunning report: Wal-Mart had raised its prices 5.8% during the previous month. More significantly, its prices were approaching the levels of competing stores run by Kroger and Safeway. The “low-price leader” still holds its title, but by a noticeably slimmer margin.

Within this tale lie several lessons you can put to work to make money. And it’s best to get started soon…because if you think your grocery bill is already high, you ain’t seen nothing yet. In fact, we could be just one supply shock away from a full-blown food crisis that would make the price spikes of 2008 look like a happy memory.

Fact is; the food crisis of 2008 never really went away.

True, food riots didn’t break out in poor countries during 2009 and warehouse stores like Costco didn’t ration 20-pound bags of rice…but supply remained tight.

Prices for basic foodstuffs like corn and wheat remain below their 2008 highs. But they’re a lot higher than they were before “the food crisis of 2008” took hold. Here’s what’s happened to some key farm commodities so far in 2010…

  • Corn: Up 63%
  • Wheat: Up 84%
  • Soybeans: Up 24%
  • Sugar: Up 55%

What was a slow and steady increase much of the year has gone into overdrive since late summer. Blame it on two factors…

  • Aug. 5: A failed wheat harvest prompted Russia to ban grain exports through the end of the year. Later in August, the ban was extended through the end of 2011. Drought has wrecked the harvest in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – home to a quarter of world production
  • Oct. 8: For a second month running, the Agriculture Department cut its forecast for US corn production. The USDA predicts a 3.4% decline from last year. Damage done by Midwestern floods in June was made worse by hot, dry weather in August.

America’s been blessed with year after year of “record harvests,” depending on how you measure it. So when crisis hits elsewhere in the world, the burden of keeping the world fed falls on America’s shoulders.

According to Soren Schroder, CEO of the food conglomerate Bunge North America, US grain production has filled critical gaps in world supply three times in the last five years, including this summer…

  • In 2010, when drought hit Russian wheat
  • In 2009, when drought hit Argentine soybeans
  • In 2007–08, when drought hit Australian wheat

So what happens when those “record harvests” no longer materialize?

In September, the US Department of Agriculture estimated that global grain “carryover stocks” – the amount in the world’s silos and stockpiles when the next harvest begins – totaled 432 million tons.

That translates to 70 days of consumption. A month earlier, it was 71 days. The month before that, 72. At this rate, come next spring, we’ll be down to just 64 days – the figure reached in 2007 that touched off the food crisis of 2008.

But what happens if the US scenario is worse than a “nonrecord” harvest? What if there’s a Russia-scale crop failure here at home?

World Grain Carryover Stocks

“When we have the first serious crop failure, which will happen,” says farm commodity expert Don Coxe, “we will then have a full-blown food crisis” – one far worse than 2008.

Coxe has studied the sector for more than 35 years as a strategist for BMO Financial Group. He says it didn’t have to come to this. “We’ve got a situation where there has been no incentive to allocate significant new capital to agriculture or to develop new technologies to dramatically expand crop output.”

“We’ve got complacency,” he sums up. “So for those reasons, I believe the next food crisis – when it comes – will be a bigger shock than $150 oil.”

A recent report from HSBC isn’t quite so alarming…unless you read between the lines. “World agricultural markets,” it says, “have become so finely balanced between supply and demand that local disruptions can have a major impact on the global prices of the affected commodities and then reverberate throughout the entire food chain.”

That was the story in 2008. It’s becoming the story again now. It may go away in a few weeks or a few months. But it won’t go away for good. It’ll keep coming back…for decades.

There’s nothing you or I can do to change it. So we might as well “hedge” our rising food costs by investing in the very commodities whose prices are rising now…and will keep rising for years to come.

“While investor eyes are focused on the gold price as it touches new highs,” reads a report from Japan’s Nomura Securities, “the acceleration in global food price is unrestrained. We continue to believe that soft commodities will outperform base and precious metals in the future.”

So how do you do it? As recently as 2006, the only way Main Street investors could play the trend was to buy commodity futures. It was complicated. It involved swimming in the same pool with the trading desks of the big commercial banks. And it usually involved buying on margin – that is, borrowing money from the brokerage. If the market went against you, you’d lose even more than your initial investment.

Nowadays, an exchange-traded fund can do the heavy lifting for you, no margin required. The name of the fund is the PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (DBA).

There are at least a half-dozen ETFs that aim to profit when grain prices rise. We like DBA the best because it’s easy to understand. It’s based on the performance of the Deutsche Bank Agriculture Index, which is composed of the following:

  • Corn        12.5%
  • Soybeans    12.5%
  • Wheat        12.5%
  • Cocoa        11.1%
  • Coffee        11.1%
  • Cotton         2.8%
  • Live Cattle    12.5%
  • Feeder Cattle     4.2%
  • Lean Hogs    8.3%

So you have a mix here of 50% America’s staple crops of corn, beans, wheat and sugar…25% beef and pork…and 25% cocoa, coffee and cotton. It might not be a balanced diet (especially the cotton), but it makes for a good balance of assets within your first foray into “ag” investing.

The meat weighting in here looks especially attractive compared to some of DBA’s competitors, which are more geared to the grains. It takes about six months for higher grain prices to translate to higher cattle and hog prices.

You can capture that potential upside right now…and you’ll be glad you did when you sit down to a good steak dinner a few months down the line. After all, it’s going to cost you more.

Regards,  Addison Wiggin

The 40-Year Food Outlook


10/27/10 Baltimore, Maryland – The short-term (1-3 year) outlook for agricultural commodities is bullish enough. When you start looking out decades, the picture becomes one of an epic bull market.

Feast on the following highlights from an August report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, working with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development…

  • World population will grow 2.3 billion by 2050, to over 9 billion
  • Nearly all this growth will come in developing countries
  • This population growth will require a 70% increase in global food production
  • In developing countries, production will need to nearly double
  • Making this happen will require annual investment averaging $209 billion.

And if you break out the details, that $209 billion figure is just the private investment required if the percentage of the world that goes hungry stays static.

Global Ag Investing

If hunger is to be eliminated in the next 15 years, that investment figure jumps to $359 billion.

Is it any wonder the FAO expects grain prices over the next 10 years to remain 15-40% above their levels of 1997-2006? Oh, and that’s before you adjust for inflation over the next ten years.

So who stands to profit from that annual investment of $209 billion to boost crop production? Hint: It won’t be food manufacturers. They’re going to be hit hard. Instead, you’ll want to be investing in the suppliers of fertilizer and/or farm equipment.

Every month, the Institute for Supply Management releases its…Read more…

By Addison Wiggin  -  The Daily Digest  -  Cross-Posted at True Health Is True Wealth