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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).

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

UNBELIEVABLE OBAMA GAFFES, Mistakes, Lies, and Confusion… and His Legacy

Video:  UNBELIEVABLE OBAMA GAFFES, Mistakes, Lies, and Confusion

As you watch, just imagine if George W. Bush had done these gaffes. We wouldn't hear the end of it.

Or how about the un-ending media taunts of and down right lies about Sarah Palin and now Michele Bachmann and many of the rest of the GOP field…  The media so unfairly went after Palin, like for years they did with Dan Quayle. This type of unfair abuse of politicians even coined new words: Quaylenized or Palinized.

Yet with Obama, the media ignores virtually mistakes, goofs, and misstatements. And this type of media failure is called ‘blind worship’ or ‘selling out’!

Today Obama got his daughter, Malia’s, age wrong twice during a press conference.  Can you imagine if it had been Palin, Bachmann or any of the GOP candidates?

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Herman Cain Blasts Obama:  He’s Not “A Strong Black Man’

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Palin Update Alert and Why She Can Win

Was John Lennon a Closet Republican?  It Seems So!

Communists to Back Obama and Democrats in 2012

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h/t to George King and Deonia Copeland

The Big Picture

Video: What Is Coming Our Way and Who Do You Trust?

Video: "Financial Occupation"

Greek government betrays people by caving in to elites with fake austerity ‘bailout’ — which is actually a sell off all the nation’s assets at rock bottom prices

‘Athens police worse than anything we’ve seen before’

And well well well “Rich Dad Poor Dad” author Robert Kiyosaki agrees with Glenn…

Says get and be prepared!

He has food, water, guns, ammo, gold, silver, cash, etc…. and ‘extra’ to help others~

I’m Preparing for the collapse he says:  Video: Here

UN CHIEF ACTUALLY APPLAUDS IRANIAN COUNTERTERRORISM CONFERENCE BASHING US, UK, & ‘ISRAELI REGIME’

A spokesman for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon confirmed today that the secretary general sent a message in support of an Iranian government “counter-terrorism conference” in Tehran.

Representative and experts from 60 countries attended the Tehran CT summit. As you can see from this video, there was much discussion of US, British, and Israeli atrocities and terrorist activities:

Video: Tehran hosts International Conference on Global Fight Against Terrorism

(hat tip CNS News)

Ban’s spokesman, Farhan Haq, made no attempt to distance the Secretary General from the message, or deflect criticism by portraying it as media hype on the part of the West or Iran. On the contrary, Haq said:

“The secretary-general believes that all nations, all peoples are affected by terrorism; and that it is imperative that we involved as many states, as many peoples as possible in the fight against terrorism”

Iran has been at the top of the State Department’s list of terrorism sponsoring states for years. Moreover, it is known to support terrorist regimes across the mid-east region and beyond, including Hamas and Hezbollah.

This Brookings policy paper by noted mid-east security expert Daniel Byman, sums it up well in the first line- “Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been one of the world’s most active sponsors of terrorism.”

For good measure, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was also in attendance. There is currently an outstanding International Criminal Court warrant for Bashir’s arrest for his (alleged) war crimes.

Remember when Glenn Beck warned about the NOW attack coming on US, UK and Israel and the leftist media laughed… Guess it isn’t as funny more?!?

There are people on the other side (our side) preparing, check out:  www.TheUnitedWest.org

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CLINTON ADMITS WE ARE NOW REACHING OUT TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

Well, well, well… old friends on the same page again.  Remember… before Obama, Hillary was Soros’ darling:  The Shadow Party

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (The Blaze/AP) — The Obama administration is reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood in a “limited” effort to build ties and promote democratic principles ahead of Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. isn’t adopting a new policy. She says the administration wants to engage all Egyptian groups as long as they espouse nonviolence.

“We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt, that it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful, and committed to non-violence, that intend to compete for the parliament and the presidency,” Clinton told reporters at a news conference.

“Now in any of those contacts, prior or future, we will continue to emphasize the importance of and support for democratic principles and especially a commitment to non-violence, respect for minority rights, and the full inclusion of women in any democracy.”

Clinton says the hardline group also must respect minority rights and the full inclusion of women in the political sphere.

The Brotherhood favors a regime guided by Islamic Sharia law and was outlawed under former strongman Hosni Mubarak. It also reportedly birthed the major terrorist group, Hamas.

Israel is wary of any engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood because of the hostility some of its members have expressed toward the Jewish state.

Hmmm… Seems to make her connection through Weiner’s wife a lot clearer… Remember: Anthony Weiner:  Mother-in-Law a Member of Muslim BrotherhoodSo what happened to all the coverage and inquiries into this??

George Soros

For conservatives, the mere mention of George Soros joining forces with the Muslim Brotherhood conjures images of an unholy alliance forged in the fiery pits of Mordor.

Yet according to several reports, including one from FrontPageMag on Monday, that alliance is in fact being forged. The reports connect George Soros to the Muslim Brotherhood through his various shadow organizations including the International Crisis Group and his new spokesmen, Marwan Muasher and Mohamed ElBaradei. Soros along with Muasher and ElBaradei have consistently been featured in media downplaying the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood — and even urged the Egyptian government to “normalize” relations with the militant group earlier in the year. Never failing to miss an opportunity to undermine the U.S. and Israel, Soros is working tirelessly to help the enemy of his enemies.

Consistently referring to Israel as the “stumbling block” to peace in the Middle East, Soros makes no bones about his hopes for the Brotherhood. He even heartily encouraged giving the Muslim Brotherhood a place at Egypt‘s table when the country’s streets erupted into flames of dissent earlier this year.

FrontPage observes:

The numerous ties of Soros and his Shadow Party cohorts have been documented; they include the master puppeteer’s own Open Society Institute and various anti-Western Islamist groups in the revolutions. It has been confirmed, for instance, that the International Crisis Group (ICG), led in part by Soros, has long petitioned for the Egyptian government to “normalize” ties with the previously banned Brotherhood – for example, in a June 2008 report called “Egypt’s Muslim Brothers: Confrontation or Integration?” And this talking point is echoed by Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Soros-funded Center for American Progress: “Any real democratic opening would lead to greater participation of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood in a future Egyptian government.”

To delve deeper Muasher, former deputy prime minster of Jordan, oversees research at the Soros-funded Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

In a recent interview with prominent TV journalist Christiane Amanpour, who never misses an opportunity to promote repellent moral relativism about fundamentalist Islam, Middle East analyst Marwan Muasher declared, “The Muslim Brotherhood has been used for a long time as a scare tactic” (emphasis added). This eyebrow-raising dismissal of legitimate concerns about the world’s largest Islamist movement went unchallenged by Amanpour – no surprise there – although Muasher did weakly concede this: “that is not to say they don’t have designs.”

Considering these “designs,” the group’s swift, successful entrenchment around the globe, and its spawning of such alumni as current al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, only the willfully naive or complicit could claim that the Brotherhood shouldn’t be taken seriously as a threat.

Whichever Muasher is guilty of, he feels perfectly comfortable inviting the Brotherhood into the political mix of the Arab world’s current turmoil. A recent report reveals that Muasher, a former Jordanian diplomat, has praised the revolutions rocking the region and has called for the inclusion of Islamist groups in any pluralistic, fledgling democracies that may emerge. The ostensible reasoning is that Muslim fundamentalists like the Brotherhood have a legitimate role to play and deserve to be allowed to compete on the supposedly level playing field of the marketplace of ideas. It might even temper their radicalism.

ElBaradei, on the other hand, sits on the board of Soros’ International Crisis Group and is reportedly seeking to run for president in Egypt.

FrontPage adds:

(Not coincidentally, Mohamed ElBaradei sits on the board of Soros’ ICG, along with others who advocate dialogue with Hamas, the Muslim Brothers’ violent Palestinian branch. And as I have written elsewhere, “as the former head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency… ElBaradei repeatedly stonewalled international efforts to put the brakes on Iran’s ambitions.” No friend of Israel or America, he.)

But by calling for the Muslim Brotherhood to be given a seat at the table and a hand in fashioning the future of the Arab world, George Soros may be biting off more than he can chew with this alliance of convenience

A Washington Post OpEd written by Soros in February perhaps revealed the first signs of Soros’ Muslim Bortherhood sympathies blooming. After unilaterally deciding America’s power and influence in the world had all but vanished, Soros trivialized American and Israeli fears over the civil unrest in Egypt, and dismissed the idea that dissidents who sought to topple the Mubarak regime would be be hostile to Israel. Soros even went so far as to say the dissidents were “not advancing a theocratic agenda at all.” Soros then praised the only organized political force in the region: you guessed it — the Muslim Brotherhood.

Regarding Egypt, Soros wrote:

President Obama personally and the United States as a country have much to gain by moving out in front and siding with the public demand for dignity and democracy. This would help rebuild America’s leadership and remove a lingering structural weakness in our alliances that comes from being associated with unpopular and repressive regimes. Most important, doing so would open the way to peaceful progress in the region. The Muslim Brotherhood’s cooperation with Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who is seeking to run for president, is a hopeful sign that it intends to play a constructive role in a democratic political system. As regards contagion, it is more likely to endanger the enemies of the United States – Syria and Iran – than our allies, provided that they are willing to move out ahead of the avalanche.

The main stumbling block is Israel. In reality, Israel has as much to gain from the spread of democracy in the Middle East as the United States has. But Israel is unlikely to recognize its own best interests because the change is too sudden and carries too many risks.

Let’s clarify:

  • The U.S. would repair its alleged “structural weakness” and “have much to gain” by aiding dissidents — dissidents America knew nothing about — topple a sitting regime with which it already had good relations.
  • Israel is a “stumbling block” because she fears the obvious risks associated with the establishment of an Israel-hostile Egyptian regime — yet fails to see how embracing such a regime would be in her “own best interests.”
  • The Muslim Brotherhood, with its history of violence, allegedly shows promising signs it intends to embrace democracy because it cooperated with one Mohamed ElBaradei, “Nobel laureate. If past Nobel prize winners are any indication, that’s not exactly encouraging.

Well that certainly is some Orwellian logic Soros has going for him.

WorldNetDaily also reveals additional details about ICG’s “Egypt’s Muslim Brothers Confrontation or Integration” report. ICG allegedy implored the Egyptian regime to allow Muslim Brotherhood to participate in political life and trivialized Egypt’s crackdown on the  Brotherhood as “dangerously short-sighted.”

The ICG report also allegedly called on then President Hosni Mubarak to allow the “establishment of a political party with religious reference” i.e. Muslim Brotherhood.

While Soros heads the executive committee for ICG, some of its U.S. board members raise eyebrows as well. According to WorldNet:

U.S. board members include Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to Jimmy Carter; Samuel Berger, who was Bill Clinton’s national security adviser; and retired U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering, who made headlines in 2009 after meeting with Hamas leaders and calling for the U.S. to open ties to the Islamist group.

Another ICG member is Robert Malley, a former adviser to Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. He resigned after it was exposed he had communicated with Hamas. WND reported Malley long had petitioned for dialogue with Hamas.

Given his penchant for an “all-inclusive” one world government, one wonders what Soros sees in the militant Muslim Brotherhood. Perhaps he just sees the alliance as an opportunity to side against his enemies the U.S. and Israel, and subvert their efforts abroad.

(H/T FrontPage and WND)

Source:  The Blaze

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Herman Cain: "Stupid People Are Ruining America"

Video:  Herman Cain: “Stupid People are Ruining America” 

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Video:  Herman Cain refuses to appoint a Muslim in his administration

Courage or Mobology… Where Are We Headed?

Video:  The Search for Courage

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BECK & FAMILY HARASSED DURING OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT IN NYC PARK

There are those who love freedom of expression, as long as it’s not conservatives who are doing the expressing. Just ask Glenn Beck. On radio Tuesday, he told the stunning story of how he and his family were harassed during an outdoor movie in New York City’s Bryant Park.

For those unfamiliar with Bryant Park, it hosts weekly showings of classic films during the summer months. Attendees bring blankets and picnic dinners and sprawl out on the park’s great lawn while watching the films on a giant screen.

As Beck explained, he attended Monday night‘s public showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” with his wife and daughter. During the film, he was ridiculed, had someone “kick a cup” of wine on his wife and on his blanket, and even witnessed another person stand up and yell, “We hate conservatives here!”

“These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen,” Beck said. “All I wanted to do is go out on a blanket with my family and have dinner in the afternoon sun and sit around Americans, not like-minded Americans, and just watch a movie in the park.  And last night at about‑‑ when the movie was just about over, my wife and I got out because it was hostile.”

When Beck left near the end of the movie, the crowd applauded.

“I don’t know what kind of victory you thought you won,” Beck said on radio in response, and later added, “I swear to you I think if I would have suggested, and I almost did, wow, does anybody have a rope, because there’s a tree here, you could just lynch me. And I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have.”

Despite the obvious hurtful elements of the story, Beck used it as an opportunity to deliver a message to conservatives:

All through the evening, I wanted to say to you today, please, please, please don’t ever treat anybody like that. If Van Jones comes and sits next to you, please don’t treat anybody like that, and then I realized I don’t have to say that to you. I was there at 8/28.  I saw when people were pointing their finger in your face and calling you a racist, setting you up, egging you on, I saw how you reacted. I don’t have to tell you that.

Later in the evening, he admitted he had to call his daughter and console her because she was so distraught.

You can listen to Beck tell the story below:

 

Audio: Beck Family Accosted in NYC

Part II: Loving left accost Glenn & Family

Yesterday, Glenn shared his story about the hostile environment he and his family experienced while attending movie night in Bryant Park Monday evening.

While trying to catch a showing of Hitchock’s The 39 Steps, fellow moviegoers were anything but friendly, shouting hateful messages and even kicking a glass of wine on Glenn’s wife’s back.

Today, we hear from the other side. Lindsey Piscitell, a young woman who says she was sitting behind Glenn and his family, has written a response letter to New York Magazine about the incident. Glenn chose to read her response on radio this morning.

“Just a quick FYI -saw your article on Mr. Beck and his numerous FALSE claims about the way that he was treated at Bryant Park last night,” Piscitell wrote. “Myself and several of my friends were seated immediately behind Mr. Beck & co (have pictures) and I can tell you that while the crowd was certainly not *thrilled* that he had shown up, his family was left completely alone, and for the most part he was too.”

Piscitell criticizes Glenn’s security detail for being “unnecessarily prickly with the crowd,” and asserts that though her friend did spill half a glass of wine on Glenn’s wife, it was a “complete and utter accident.”

That’s rather ironic because later that evening Piscitell tweeted an explicit message saying that she was seated near Glenn, to which one of her followers, Marissa Barker, responded, “Ew, can you ‘accidently’ spill something on him? Or ‘accidently’ kick him in the mouth?” (See the evidence here)

Well doesn’t that sound loving and rather timely?

“It’s amazing how she would be swearing, that’s the tolerant part she was talking about,” Stu said. “And then the odds that one of her 40 followers would suggest exactly what would happen. I mean, it’s a billion to one that that would occur. But it did. And we found out about it.”

Piscitell’s letter ends with her expressing her frustrations that Glenn offered his love and forgiveness on yesterday’s radio program. She wrote, “I‘m sure it’s unnecessary to point out the hypocrisy in Glen’s statements that we were being hateful. I can assure him that we don’t need his sympathy.”

Regardless of whether or not Piscitell wants Glenn’s sympathy, she is still going to get his love. “You’re still going to get my prayers because I still love you,” Glenn said. “I just don’t love your actions. But I still love you. And I believe you’re terribly misguided. But the only real truth is love. Not hate.”

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As Glenn Beck’s finale show on Fox News draws near, the folks at George Soros’ progressive Media Matters are tickled pink. So much so in fact, they even hosted a soiree to celebrate their victory. The group gives themselves a hearty pat on the back and all the kudos for “getting Glenn off the air” by claiming to have pressured advertisers into pulling out of Beck’s time-slot.

Huffington Post’s Zach Carter interviewed various Media Matterites at the event, many of whom said now that Beck is “gone” they’ll be ever-vigilant of the remaining “right wing media nuts” out there — which, according to one attendee, constitutes the entire Fox News network. Ironic, considering a recent UCLA study actually puts Fox News left of center.

Regarding Beck’s plans for the future, another guest at the event believes Beck should “look into the internet” as it provides a large audience of people interested in “baseless conspiracy theories.” Speaking of conspiracies — Carter pointed out to the guest that George Soros, who funds Media Matters, had been shorting Beck on Intrade. “How is that not market manipulation?” Carter asked. Naturally, the question was dodged.

The group that was formed out of a paranoid belief in a right-wing media “conspiracy” doesn’t believe they, themselves, are conspiracy theorists. Priceless.

Huffington Post provides the video HERE

The amusing part is that his last show isn’t until Thursday, 06.30.11, not yesterday, so they celebrated a bit early.  Plus as Beck says… they will probably soon be wishing for the days where he was only on TV for an hour 5-days per week.  Through GBTV and his other Mercruy Arts radio projects, Beck or his programming will now be available and reaching people 24/7.

His second to last show starts in about an hour:  5PM ET and 2PN PT and will re-run tonight at 2AM ET and 11PM PT.

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Catch Beck’s last two shows on Fox today and tomorrow.  After that you will need to catch him on

radio, a live event, at www.GlennBeckcom or at GBTV.com  Hope to see you with Glenn in Isreal!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Palin Update Alert: And… Why Palin Can Win

Video: Bristol on Fox:  Mom Has Decided; I Support Her 2012 Bid If She Runs – Sounds like an announcement may be imminent

Bristol was on Fox and Friends promoting her new book:  Not Afraid of Life My Journey So Far 

Today, Tuesday 06.28.11, both Obama on so-called official business and Sarah Palin for the opening of Undefeated were in Iowa… Wanna guess who drew the largest crowd?  Hint: It wasn’t Obama!!

Why Palin Can Win

One of theSarah hitting the road most talked about subjects in politics is whether or not Sarah Palin will run for the presidency.  It's frankly anyone's guess which direction she will go with her decision and when she will make the decision.

However, if Palin doesn't run it will be a disaster for the Republican Party and quite possibly the country.

Aside from the fact that there isn't another libertarian-conservative in the race, at least not another one who isn't an international isolationist, if Palin doesn't run, it will represent an enormous victory for the Republican beltway establishment and the big players in the left-wing-dominated media.  Furthermore, the leftist media will learn a fool-proof means to destroy any political opponent in a manner that will likely result in another four years of Obama.

In watching the coverage of the announced candidates, the alarm bells should be clanging violently.  The fact that the leftist media hasn't really gone after the other Republican politicians in the race should be a violent warning to all conservatives and libertarians out there.  It's totally out of character for the leftist media to not bring up Newt Gingrich's infidelity every ten minutes, or to have squads of reporters interviewing every foster child of Michele Bachmann that can be found to try to dig up some dirt.  The rigorous inspection that has been visited upon Sarah Palin hasn't even started on the remainder of the Republican field.  However, that doesn't mean the media has tacked suddenly to the center; far from it.

Throughout the last two years the media has embarked on a vitriolic, obsessed campaign to destroy Sarah Palin, not just as a politician but also as a person.  They manipulated the legal system to try to bankrupt her while in office; they hacked her personal email and forced the release of her official email.  When all of that produced nothing consequential, they simply made up the stories they wished and put them out to be in every headline for two weeks until they have the majority believing their deceits.  As an example, ask any ten people you know who said, "I can see Russia from my house," and probably most of them will incorrectly name Sarah Palin rather than the comedian Tina Fey who actually said it.  To the media, facts are unimportant so long as the story forwards the agenda.

If Sarah Palin doesn't run for president, the operatives in the media and Beltway establishment will have learned a fool-proof method of destroying any political opponent.  If they are allowed to successfully paint a politician as stupid without any facts, merely because they disagree with the "aristocracy," America will be left with a choice of RINOs or progressive socialists.  If that happens then the transformation of America from a libertarian culture to one of socialism and government dependence may very well be irreparable.

Assuming that Sarah Palin doesn't run the campaign will go sort of like this: the media will talk up the largest RINO they can find in an attempt to split the Republican Party from within.  However, the real dirt will be kept securely under wraps.  As the Republican primary nears its close, the research effort will go into full force.  They will send squads of lawyers to go into every tiny detail of the candidate's personal and professional life.  They will examine every detail of the life of the nominee from the day of their birth.  The researchers will talk to every ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, every business partner, and any employees they can find.

After the primary is over, they will start to dump the juiciest tidbits in carefully edited and scripted special stories.  National interviews will be granted to jilted lovers and business acquaintances that felt wronged by the candidate, or perhaps could be persuaded to feel wronged with a little interview stipend.  The candidate will be mocked for their lack of intelligence and any microscopic mispronunciation or slip of the tongue will result in a weeklong national news cycle about why that candidate is too stupid to be president.  The candidate will not have time to counter the perception and, combined with the media adoration of Obama, likely Obama would get another four years.

By contrast, if Sarah Palin runs, the media has already shot all of their ammo.  They have done everything they can possibly do to destroy her but she has learned how to counter them via Facebook, Twitter, and streaming video.  The accusations against Palin and her children have been flying in for two years and have failed to destroy her.  All they have left is to repeat the old tired line of "Palin is an idiot."  Of course it wouldn't take more than a debate or two, nationally televised with live video, to dispel that myth with everyone that can possibly be persuaded.  The problem with the media is that all they have left to shoot are lies which can't stand in the light of day, and even all the plausible lies have been spent by Palin's opponents.  If Palin wins the primary, the leftist media will be left to incoherent rage watched by fewer and fewer Americans. 

With a properly run campaign, Palin will be able to easily counter the media perpetuated perception of stupidity with all except those that are so ideologically or emotionally committed as to be unpersuadable.  Furthermore, on the issues Palin will be able to bring all guns blazing against Obama rather than being handicapped by prior records of endorsing government-mandated healthcare or global warming hysteria.  On the issues, Palin's conservatism combined with her small-government libertarianism will make a stark contrast to Obama who will now be forced to defend his policies rather than run on emotion ad-hominem attacks and catchy phrases.

When the political calculus is done, it is clear that Palin is the only real conservative with libertarian leanings that can possibly be elected in the country.  Although there are other conservatives with promise such as Bachmann, Cain, and West, they have not been subjected to the vetting that Sarah Palin has and there should be no doubt that the media will do everything they possibly can to destroy them should they win the nomination.

By Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.American Thinker

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Microsoft Files Patent For Software That Allows The Government To Spy on All Personal Digital Communications

Microsoft Files Patent For Software That Allows The Government Spy On All Personal Digital CommunicationsA patent filed by Microsoft reveals the company has voluntarily created software that provides the Government and other agencies seeking to spy on you  with the ability to easily intercept,  re-route and record all forms of personal digital communications, including Skype calls which are directly named in the patent.

A patent filed by Microsoft seeks to give the company exclusive rights to intercept personal electronic communications and resend them directly to the Government and other agencies who may be seeking to spy on you.

By filing the patent, Microsoft clearly shows they have voluntarily created the software,  instead of waiting for a Government mandate to do so. The patent states that “the  government or one of its agencies may need to monitor communications” and software acts as a “recording agent” that is able to silently record the communication”.

The patent specifically names certain types of communications, such as Skype calls, instant messaging, video conferencing software, and even meeting software but does not stop there. Instead it goes on to label just about all electronic devices you can think of as a computer and requests for a patent to be able to intercept digital communications from those devices, and even access data stored in a variety of other storage mediums, and forward the to the Government.

A Gizmodo article on the patent points out that Microsoft appears to trying to patent Skype spying,  which is specifically named within the patent,  but the scope of patent goes far beyond the ability to just spy on Skype calls.

Only by digging into the patent can you see the deceptiveness in Microsoft’s the labeling of certain technologies and realize the true scope of what the software company is trying to provide the Government easy access to spy on.

For example, the label all packet-based communication as VoIP, which clearly nothing is further from the truth. All data that can be sent over the internet is a “packet-based communication”.

[...] the term VoIP is used to refer to standard VoIP as well as any other form of packet-based communication that may be used to transmit audio over a wireless and/or wired network. For example, VoIP may include audio messages transmitted via gaming systems, instant messaging protocols that transmit audio, Skype and Skype-like applications, meeting software, video conferencing software, and the like.

The patent goes on and deceptively labels all digital electronic devices as computers, say that everything from computers, to printers, gaming devices, automobile systems, even printers, home appliances and all other mobile based electronics are computers. The patent even applies to microcontroller which are often the brain of electronic devices and used in products ranging from automobile engine control systems, implantable medical devices, remote controls, office machines, appliances, power tools, and even toys.

A computer may include any electronic device that is capable of executing an instruction[...]

Examples of well known computing systems, environments, or configurations that may be suitable for use [include] personal computers, server computers, hand-held or laptop devices, multiprocessor systems, microcontroller-based systems, set-top boxes, programmable consumer electronics, network PCs, minicomputers, mainframe computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones, gaming devices, printers, appliances including set-top, media center, or other appliances, automobile-embedded or attached computing devices, other mobile devices, distributed computing environments that include any of the above systems or devices, and the like.

The patent also doesn’t stop with computers or even communications for that matter. It targets a variety of offline mediums that can used to store data and even computer programs themselves.

[...] a variety of computer-readable media [including] any available media that can be accessed by the computer  removable and non-removable media implemented in any method or technology for storage of information such as computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data.

Computer storage media includes RAM, ROM, EEPROM, flash memory or other memory technology, CD-ROM, digital versatile discs (DVDs) or other optical disk storage, magnetic cassettes, magnetic tape, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices, or any other medium which can be used to store the desired information and which can be accessed by the computer.

The patent further reveals that the software’s capability includes the ability to intercept all digital communications regardless of the medium, or whether they are online or offline, bluntly including the ability to intercept all modulated data signals.

Communication media typically embodies computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data in a modulated data signal such as a carrier wave or other transport mechanism and includes any information delivery media. The term “modulated data signal” means a signal that has one or more of its characteristics set or changed in such a manner as to encode information in the signal. By way of example, and not limitation, communication media includes wired media such as a wired network or direct-wired connection, and wireless media such as acoustic, RF, infrared and other wireless media. Combinations of any of the above should also be included within the scope of computer-readable media.

Quoted directly from US patent application 20110153809:

June 23, 2011- Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

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Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to silently recording communications. In aspects, data associated with a request to establish a communication is modified to cause the communication to be established via a path that includes a recording agent. Modification may include, for example, adding, changing, and/or deleting data within the data. The data as modified is then passed to a protocol entity that uses the data to establish a communication session. Because of the way in which the data has been modified, the protocol entity selects a path that includes the recording agent. The recording agent is then able to silently record the communication.

Claims


1. A method implemented at least in part by a computer, the method comprising: receiving data regarding establishing a communication session between at least two entities via a switched packet network for a communication that includes audio; locating one or more parameters in the data that indicate one or more local candidate communication points of at least one of the at least two entities; removing the one or more parameters from the data to cause the communication session to be established over a path that includes a recording agent that is capable of silently copying the communication between the at least two entities; and providing the data with the parameters removed to a protocol entity that uses the data to follow a communication protocol to establish the communication session via the path, the protocol entity potentially including one or more of the at least two entities and/or any entity that interacts with one or more of the at least two entities.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein receiving data regarding establishing a communication session between at least two entities comprises receiving the data from a call server that is involved in establishing the communication session, the call server responsible at least for relaying invite requests from a requesting one of the entities to a receiving one of the entities, the call server configurable to provide the data to a recording agent before establishing the communication session.
[...]

20. The apparatus of claim 19, further comprising a recorder manager operable to configure a recording agent to silently copy communication transmitted via the communication session.

Description


BACKGROUND

[0001] Plain old telephone service (POTS) allows people from all over the world to talk to each other through the use of telephones. POTS has been around since the late 19th century and has remained basically the same. In traditional usage, POTS has transmitted voice communications using electrical signals that are transmitted via pairs of wires. Central offices establish connections between callers and those called.

[0002] Sometimes, a government or one of its agencies may need to monitor communications between telephone users. To do this with POTS, after obtaining the appropriate legal permission, a recording device may be placed at a central office associated with a selected telephone number. Electrical signals corresponding to sound to and from the telephones at the selected telephone number may be monitored and transformed into sound. This sound may then be recorded by the recording device without the telephone users being aware of the recording. With new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other communication technology, the POTS model for recording communications does not work.

[...]
SUMMARY

[0004] Briefly, aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to silently recording communications. In aspects, data associated with a request to establish a communication is modified to cause the communication to be established via a path that includes a recording agent. Modification may include, for example, adding, changing, and/or deleting data within the data. The data as modified is then passed to a protocol entity that uses the data to establish.

Exemplary Operating Environment

[...]

[0015] Aspects of the subject matter described herein are operational with numerous other general purpose or special purpose computing system environments or configurations. Examples of well known computing systems, environments, or configurations that may be suitable for use with aspects of the subject matter described herein comprise personal computers, server computers, hand-held or laptop devices, multiprocessor systems, microcontroller-based systems, set-top boxes, programmable consumer electronics, network PCs, minicomputers, mainframe computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones, gaming devices, printers, appliances including set-top, media center, or other appliances, automobile-embedded or attached computing devices, other mobile devices, distributed computing environments that include any of the above systems or devices, and the like.

[0016] Aspects of the subject matter described herein may be described in the general context of computer-executable instructions, such as program modules, being executed by a computer. Generally, program modules include routines, programs, objects, components, data structures, and so forth, which perform particular tasks or implement particular abstract data types. Aspects of the subject matter described herein may also be practiced in distributed computing environments where tasks are performed by remote processing devices that are linked through a communications network. In a distributed computing environment, program modules may be located in both local and remote computer storage media including memory storage devices.

[0017] With reference to FIG. 1, an exemplary system for implementing aspects of the subject matter described herein includes a general-purpose computing device in the form of a computer 110. A computer may include any electronic device that is capable of executing an instruction. Components of the computer 110 may include a processing unit 120, a system memory 130, and a system bus 121 that couples various system components including the system memory to the processing unit 120. The system bus 121 may be any of several types of bus structures including a memory bus or memory controller, a peripheral bus, and a local bus using any of a variety of bus architectures. By way of example, and not limitation, such architectures include Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) bus, Micro Channel Architecture (MCA) bus, Enhanced ISA (EISA) bus, Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) local bus, Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus also known as Mezzanine bus, Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended (PCI-X) bus, Advanced Graphics Port (AGP), and PCI express (PCIe).

[0018] The computer 110 typically includes a variety of computer-readable media. Computer-readable media can be any available media that can be accessed by the computer 110 and includes both volatile and nonvolatile media, and removable and non-removable media. By way of example, and not limitation, computer-readable media may comprise computer storage media and communication media.

[0019] Computer storage media includes both volatile and nonvolatile, removable and non-removable media implemented in any method or technology for storage of information such as computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data. Computer storage media includes RAM, ROM, EEPROM, flash memory or other memory technology, CD-ROM, digital versatile discs (DVDs) or other optical disk storage, magnetic cassettes, magnetic tape, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices, or any other medium which can be used to store the desired information and which can be accessed by the computer 110.

[0020] Communication media typically embodies computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules, or other data in a modulated data signal such as a carrier wave or other transport mechanism and includes any information delivery media. The term “modulated data signal” means a signal that has one or more of its characteristics set or changed in such a manner as to encode information in the signal. By way of example, and not limitation, communication media includes wired media such as a wired network or direct-wired connection, and wireless media such as acoustic, RF, infrared and other wireless media. Combinations of any of the above should also be included within the scope of computer-readable media.

[...]

Legal Intercept

[0028] As mentioned previously, traditional techniques for silently recording telephone communication may not work correctly with VoIP and other network-based communication technology. As used hereafter, the term VoIP is used to refer to standard VoIP as well as any other form of packet-based communication that may be used to transmit audio over a wireless and/or wired network. For example, VoIP may include audio messages transmitted via gaming systems, instant messaging protocols that transmit audio, Skype and Skype-like applications, meeting software, video conferencing software, and the like.

[...]

Source: US Patent Office  -  Posted at AlexanderHiggins.com

Is anyone surprised out there?? Bill Gates… Mr. Bilderberg depopulation guy himself wants to help the government spy on you??

Vietnam vet threatened with legal action for flying Stars and Stripes outside his home

Again… Seems that before every patriotic holiday we are hearing stories like these!?!  Stand up America, while you still can!!!

A 77-year-old Army veteran is being threatened with legal action for flying the American flag in his front yard.

Fred Quigley, of Macedonia, Ohio, a retired Army chaplain and minister who served active duty during the Vietnam War, has been told his flag violates his homeowners association's rules on flagpoles.

As an alternative, the association offered to place the flag at the entrance of the development, but Mr Quigley refused.

'Principle and patriotism': Fred Quigley with the flagpole outside his home which the homeowners association says violates its rules

'Principle and patriotism': Fred Quigley with the flagpole outside his home which the homeowners association says violates its rules

Mr Quigley said: 'It's the principle. It's about patriotism, and the soldiers I've had to hold as they were dying.

'It's just important to me to be bold with the flag.

'If they can dictate to me that I cannot fly an American flag in America, then, to me, the country is lost.'

Mr Quigley's lawyer Gerald Patronite said the association has no right to stop his client.

It's got to go: Joseph Migliorini, representing the association, says free-standing flagpoles are not allowed

It's got to go: Joseph Migliorini, representing the association, says free-standing flagpoles are not allowed

He cites a 2003 state statute that addresses the homeowner's rights in such a dispute.

'Essentially, no deed restriction or association can abridge this right to display the flag,' he told AOL Real Estate.

Mr Patronite said that the HOA's rules state that a flag can only be displayed if affixed to the home.

But doing so would mean Mr Quigley would have to put up a much smaller flag.

Defiant: If he can't fly the flag then the country 'is lost,' says Fred Quigley

Defiant: If he can't fly the flag then the country 'is lost,' says Fred Quigley

Mr Quigley's daughter, Karen Wilson, said that she doesn't understand how anyone could deny her father the right to raise the flag.

She said: 'It's a standard 15ft pole, with 3ft by 5ft flag.

'It's not outlandish, it's not over-the-top, and it fits in with the house.'

Joseph Migliorini, the representative for the homeowner's association and former mayor of Macedonia, which is between Cleveland and Akron, said he plans to take Quigley to court if the flagpole is not removed.

Mr Migliorini said: 'We just want the rules and regulations followed.

'We're not gonna have rogue homeowners that are going to just do what they want to do and not get approval.'

Acceptable: Flags that are affixed to the property are allowed under the homeowners association rules

Acceptable: Flags that are affixed to the property are allowed under the homeowners association rules

This is not the first time that homeowners have clashed with a homeowners association over the right to display the flag.

In Idaho, the dispute ended in a public apology from an association that prohibited flags in 'common areas.'

In that case, the 'Freedom to Display the American Flag Act' of 2005 was cited to uphold the homeowner's right.

On Wednesday, members of the local American Legion post joined Mr. Quigley in a flag-raising ceremony in protest at the association's policy.

Mr. Quigley said that he's been given until Monday to remove the flag, or legal action will be taken by the association.

'As a minister and a chaplain, I have fought for people,' Quigley said. 'Now I fight for myself.'

Source: Full Story at Daily Mall.co.uk  -  Why aren’t we hearing about this on the U.S. News

Monday, June 27, 2011

Why Palin Can Win

One of theSarah hitting the road most talked about subjects in politics is whether or not Sarah Palin will run for the presidency.  It's frankly anyone's guess which direction she will go with her decision and when she will make the decision.

However, if Palin doesn't run it will be a disaster for the Republican Party and quite possibly the country.

Aside from the fact that there isn't another libertarian-conservative in the race, at least not another one who isn't an international isolationist, if Palin doesn't run, it will represent an enormous victory for the Republican beltway establishment and the big players in the left-wing-dominated media.  Furthermore, the leftist media will learn a fool-proof means to destroy any political opponent in a manner that will likely result in another four years of Obama.

In watching the coverage of the announced candidates, the alarm bells should be clanging violently.  The fact that the leftist media hasn't really gone after the other Republican politicians in the race should be a violent warning to all conservatives and libertarians out there.  It's totally out of character for the leftist media to not bring up Newt Gingrich's infidelity every ten minutes, or to have squads of reporters interviewing every foster child of Michele Bachmann that can be found to try to dig up some dirt.  The rigorous inspection that has been visited upon Sarah Palin hasn't even started on the remainder of the Republican field.  However, that doesn't mean the media has tacked suddenly to the center; far from it.

Throughout the last two years the media has embarked on a vitriolic, obsessed campaign to destroy Sarah Palin, not just as a politician but also as a person.  They manipulated the legal system to try to bankrupt her while in office; they hacked her personal email and forced the release of her official email.  When all of that produced nothing consequential, they simply made up the stories they wished and put them out to be in every headline for two weeks until they have the majority believing their deceits.  As an example, ask any ten people you know who said, "I can see Russia from my house," and probably most of them will incorrectly name Sarah Palin rather than the comedian Tina Fey who actually said it.  To the media, facts are unimportant so long as the story forwards the agenda.

If Sarah Palin doesn't run for president, the operatives in the media and Beltway establishment will have learned a fool-proof method of destroying any political opponent.  If they are allowed to successfully paint a politician as stupid without any facts, merely because they disagree with the "aristocracy," America will be left with a choice of RINOs or progressive socialists.  If that happens then the transformation of America from a libertarian culture to one of socialism and government dependence may very well be irreparable.

Assuming that Sarah Palin doesn't run the campaign will go sort of like this: the media will talk up the largest RINO they can find in an attempt to split the Republican Party from within.  However, the real dirt will be kept securely under wraps.  As the Republican primary nears its close, the research effort will go into full force.  They will send squads of lawyers to go into every tiny detail of the candidate's personal and professional life.  They will examine every detail of the life of the nominee from the day of their birth.  The researchers will talk to every ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, every business partner, and any employees they can find.

After the primary is over, they will start to dump the juiciest tidbits in carefully edited and scripted special stories.  National interviews will be granted to jilted lovers and business acquaintances that felt wronged by the candidate, or perhaps could be persuaded to feel wronged with a little interview stipend.  The candidate will be mocked for their lack of intelligence and any microscopic mispronunciation or slip of the tongue will result in a weeklong national news cycle about why that candidate is too stupid to be president.  The candidate will not have time to counter the perception and, combined with the media adoration of Obama, likely Obama would get another four years.

By contrast, if Sarah Palin runs, the media has already shot all of their ammo.  They have done everything they can possibly do to destroy her but she has learned how to counter them via Facebook, Twitter, and streaming video.  The accusations against Palin and her children have been flying in for two years and have failed to destroy her.  All they have left is to repeat the old tired line of "Palin is an idiot."  Of course it wouldn't take more than a debate or two, nationally televised with live video, to dispel that myth with everyone that can possibly be persuaded.  The problem with the media is that all they have left to shoot are lies which can't stand in the light of day, and even all the plausible lies have been spent by Palin's opponents.  If Palin wins the primary, the leftist media will be left to incoherent rage watched by fewer and fewer Americans. 

With a properly run campaign, Palin will be able to easily counter the media perpetuated perception of stupidity with all except those that are so ideologically or emotionally committed as to be unpersuadable.  Furthermore, on the issues Palin will be able to bring all guns blazing against Obama rather than being handicapped by prior records of endorsing government-mandated healthcare or global warming hysteria.  On the issues, Palin's conservatism combined with her small-government libertarianism will make a stark contrast to Obama who will now be forced to defend his policies rather than run on emotion ad-hominem attacks and catchy phrases.

When the political calculus is done, it is clear that Palin is the only real conservative with libertarian leanings that can possibly be elected in the country.  Although there are other conservatives with promise such as Bachmann, Cain, and West, they have not been subjected to the vetting that Sarah Palin has and there should be no doubt that the media will do everything they possibly can to destroy them should they win the nomination.

By Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.American Thinker

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

7 Tipping Points that Changed the World… Are We At Another One?

What are the pivotal moments in history that led to the world being the way that it is today?

Video:  Beck: 7 Tipping Points That Saved The World with Author Chris Stewart

The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World

Seven Miracles That Saved America

The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century

Do NOT miss next week. There are only four Beck shows left! Next Thursday will be Glenn’s final show on Fox. After that you can find him on GBTV.com, his radio, the Blaze and his other online and live show ventures.

A steady whiff of B.O. emanating from the White House

By: Andrea Shea King  -  The Radio Patriot – re-posted at the NoisyRoom

TMH:  “Claudia at I Own the World discovered this gem.”  “Some wordsmiths are more clever than others.  This one speaks truth through humor and I love it! It makes my job so much easier – mocking the left while bringing you the truth. Compare this with what the left touts as humor and/or truth. No contest!”, Claudia~

It is, as they say, a piece of work. A gem…

America has gotten a steady whiff of B.O. emanating from the White House and its environs for two and a half years now, and even those notoriously asnomic leftists closest to our foundering President are holding their noses.

Obama’s devoted followers, mainly the leftist simpletons in the press claque, continue to find imaginative new ways to structure polling questions designed to maintain the illusion that B.O. is not only still popular, but well-nigh unbeatable.

The fact of the matter is that if the election were to be held today, Obama would lose by 5 points to your mother-in-law, by 7 points to Muammar Ghaddafy, and possibly by double digits to Gary Busey. David Axelrod might think it’s still cool to like Obama, but who’s taking advice on coolness from a guy with a Hitler comb-over and mustache? Check the photos — they appear to have separated at birth. Maybe the people watching Jersey Shore still think it’s cool to be stupid, but they aren’t very likely to be able to carry the election for Obie Done.

With all the talk about the weakness of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, did you ever stop to think how the Flower of Affirmative Action got nominated in the first place? The Democrat slate was so weak in 2008 that ├╝ber-sleazoid John Edwards was a serious contender and actually bamboozled 4.5 delegates to vote for him at the convention, despite the fact that he was battling with National Enquirer reporters in hotel bathrooms to keep his baby-mama under wraps. Other serious contenders included the morally bankrupt Chris Dodd, the charismatically bankrupt New Mexico governor, Bill Richardson, the intellectually bankrupt Joe Biden and the spiritually, philosophically, and morphologically bankrupt queen of spite and smoocher of the Arafats, Hillary Clinton.  Did I leave out Dennis Kucinich?  Doesn’t every serious person leave out Dennis Kucinich?

Never mind that pre-Tea Party Republicans allowed the media and the cross-over primary voting processes in several states to choose Senator Doofus of Arizona as our candidate, a man who deservedly served as the caboose in his graduating class from the Naval Academy. McCain is such a pitiful excuse for a Republican that he makes the other RINOs look Reaganesque in comparison.

The B.O. Media has already found its 2012 version of McCain and is scavenging to gin up support for Jon Huntsman. He’s pals with B.O. and the Chinese and believes in global warming. I guess you could say that Romney and Huntsman are members of the Latter Day Republicans.

Huntsman, like his aisle-crossing predecessor McCain, may just be the only nominally Republican candidate incapable of thrashing the golfing, basketball playing, ice-cream cone eating, Israel-bashing, United Kingdom-dissing, czar-appointing, bowing and scraping impostor currently spending America's money like an aircraft carrier full of drunken sailors.  Huntsman's speeches all have that John McCain coda: "I respect the President."

Trouble is, fewer and fewer do. Conservatives believe he is a socialist and redistributionist. Liberals think he's taken on too many of George Bush's policies.  Moderates don't really believe much of anything anyway, but you can bet they concur with the libs and conservatives that B.O. is a liar.  It's gotten so bad that when B.O. tried to suggest to his own Democratic National Committee that his administration had created over 2.1 million jobs in the past 15 months, the closed caption script suggested laughter.  Of course he has since gotten the Huffington Post and his WH staff to switch the description from "Laughter" to "Applause," but the Caesar from Indonesia is no longer fooling anybody.

If it weren't for the torrential rains across the Midwest and the unusual tornado activity there, people in Idaho would be able to smell this administration, whose policies decidedly stink on ice. His foreign policies are Carteresque, his economic policies are Hooveresque, and his administration's ethics are Clintonesque.  B.O.'s approach to the Presidency is so abhorrent, that he may actually be able to accomplish something that even Jimmy Carter couldn't do: he might actually lose the votes of liberal Jewish Americans.

It must have been hard for the crossover voters like Christopher Buckley and Peggy Noonan in 2008 to pull the lever in the voting booth while holding their noses. It should be even harder in 2012 with the other hand held over their eyes. You can bet B.O. will find some new ACORN style assistants to help out in the voting booth, but even that won't be enough.

B.O. is Hawaiian toast. The latest polls show that merely 30% of voters intend to vote for Obama in 2012. Support for B.O. is falling like the Roadrunner with an anvil racing off a cliff.

He will be lucky to carry Hawaii and Bernie Sanders.

B.O.unbeatable? B.S.

By Ralph Alter is a regular contributor to American Thinker. He blogs at www.rightot.blogspot.com

This brings up a valid point that we MUST not allow the left to choose our candidate. I don’t really think we will be fooled again, but we must keep vigilant. I make sure that whenever I speak with anyone about the potential GOP nominee that I stress that we intend to choose our candidate based on their TRUE conservative values and principles. ANYONE can beat Obama, but we don’t want just an Obama-lite, we want a true ANTI-Obama.

Over the weekend, Michele Bachmann caught up with Mitt Romney in the Iowa Polls, Herman Cain and Santorum’s (meet Rick Santorum video begins at 15:54) campaigns are looking up and Sarah Palin has hit her all time high without entering the race and more and more analysts are waging that she could win!  As Rush said, that is why the left fears and demonizes her.   There is hope my friends for real change!  Ask Marion~

BTW… If you are not making American Thinker, IOTW, the Noisy Room and Knowledge Creates Power regular stops.  whattsa matta witchou?

h/t to George King

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Obama: The G8, uranium & arms to Saudi Arabia: Israel must say no!

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2011 — Israel is the land of my dreams. The first time I visited Israel, I knelt and kissed the Holy Land.

Liberalism will undermine the most profound sense of survival and self-defense that is a condition sine qua non for the existence of Israel.

I touched the stones of Jerusalem, thinking that King David, King Solomon and so many others had walked those paths, and I admired the beauty, the miracle that the Israelis had managed to build, right there in the middle of the desert.

Israel

Israel

And I admired the Israeli Jews, my tough brothers and sisters, and I kept smiling, thinking, "it’s okay, be patient, they are fighting for survival in the middle of those barbarians."

Last week, during a speech in Congress, most of us felt the force of leadership of a man whose country’s safety and existence were at stake. We heard his voice resonate through Congress like a roar, strong and decisive.

He was one of King David’s successors, Benyamin Netanyahu. The Lion of Judah had been awakened. 

A few days earlier, President Obama had unexpectedly asked flat out that Israel go back to its pre-1967 borders, a veiled maneuver to achieve the destruction of America’s best ally. He asked them to surrender territory that is strategically crucial to their defense from the usual, yet ever more ferocious enemies of the State of Israel.

But what, really, are Obama’s objectives? Let’s look his track record:

URANIUM

On December 2, 2010, the Obama administration approved passing control of two uranium mines in Wyoming to a Russian company, Uranium One, after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved transferring the mines’ licenses.

Thus Russia gained control of half of US Uranium production at the same time that it has been supplying uranium to Iran’s nuclear program.

On January 1, 2011, Ukraine sent a shipment of highly enriched Uranium to Russia for secure disposal, a move Obama lauded, saying it "advances a top priority for my administration and for global security."

The shipment adds, with Obama's approval, more weapons grade material to the Russian stockpile, again at the same time that Russia supplies uranium to Iran's nuclear program.

ARMS SALES

In February, 2010, Obama banned weapons sales to Israel, and at the same time authorized $10 billions in arms to Arab-Muslim states belonging to  Arab League, including Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

In September that year, Obama authorized the largest arms sale ever to Saudi Arabia, worth $67 billion. The package included 84 new F-15 fighters, as well as upgrades to 70 fighters already in the Saudi arsenal. It included three types of helicopters: 70 Apaches, 72 Black Hawks and 36 Little Birds.  The sale also included $30 billion in ships and hardware to upgrade the kingdom’s naval forces.

GROUND ZERO MOSQUE, AKA PARK 51

Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy reported,  “At a White House celebration of Ramadan tonight in the company of representatives of several of the Nation’s most prominent Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, President Obama announced his strong support for one of their most immediate objectives: the construction of a mega-mosque and “cultural center” at Ground Zero [area].  In so doing, he publicly embraced the greatest tar-baby of his presidency.”

Naturally, the President has been accused by relatives of 9/11 victims of “abandoning America” over support for Islamic cultural centre.

ITAMAR, ISRAEL

You might wonder, why bring up Itamar at this point?

We all remember the horrible massacre on Shabbat, when beasts murdered five members of the Fogel family while they were sleeping.

The Muslim Palestinian terrorists slit the throats even of the children, among them tiny three-month old Hadassah.

Slitting throats, Muslim-terrorist-style, is done slightly, so as to make the victim die slowly, in the most horrible pain while the blood runs out their bodies.

Why did this happen?

My friend, Leah Goldsmith, the wife of Itamar’s mayor, stated at a rally of support we hosted in NYC: “We are at war when people come on Shabbat to slaughter men, women, and children. President Obama has asked the Israeli government to remove the soldiers from the Tapuach junction near us, which protected the Jerusalem-Shechem road. [The Israeli government accepted Obama’s demands.] So you got the butchering of a family, then a bombing at a bus stop because the White House thinks that soldiers checking Arabs is a human rights violation.

"Itamar is on a mountain. To the west we can see the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv, and to the east, we see the Jordan Valley. Do you want us, or Hamas, on that mountain?” (Arutz Sheva, March 27, 2011)

G8 FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SO-CALLED “ARAB SPRING”

In the same vein, Obama last week attended, in Deauville, France, the G8 summit of the leaders of some of the world's most powerful economies. They retain this status even though America is quasi-bankrupt and the other members, except Germany, are in dire straits as well.

At the G8 summit in Deauville, France rich countries and international lenders are aiming to provide $40 billion in funding for Arab nations trying to establish free democracies. The overall message from President Barack Obama and the other G-8 leaders appeared to be warning autocratic regimes in the Arab world that they will be shut out of rich-country aid and investment, while new democracies are encouraged to open their economies. (Image: Associated Press)

During the summit, despite America's near bankruptcy and despite the fact that Joplin, Missouri had been ravaged and hundreds of Americans killed by devastating tornadoes, the President of the United States decided that his top priority should be the financial support of Muslim countries by the G8. He claimed this would advance the cause of democracy in what his administration has taken to calling the "Arab Spring."

Obama succeeded in getting $40 billion committed to advance the “Arab Spring,” rather than trying to get it from the wealthiest Muslim countries, which should and could create that fund to help their own.

Notwithstanding America’s bankruptcy, Obama could have been presidential enough to get some of that money for the people of Texas and Missouri, ravaged by fires and tornadoes, respectively. He might even have suggested that the money go to Japan, a nation devastated by earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.

Obama's priorities are not surprising from a man who, in his “Middle East” speech on May 19 said that, “we are connected to that region by forces of faith.”  Muslim faith, that is.

Each item in this list might seem small, but taken together, the picture they paint of Obama's priorities is damning. And the full list is much, much longer.

When Obama demands bluntly that Israel go back to its pre-1967 borders, it is a veiled way for him to set up Israel’s destruction.

Sadly, the suicidal collective viewpoint that has been developing in Israel since its inception is moving the likes of Ehud Olmert to speak up, in spite of the fact that Olmert’s moral corruption strips him of any kind of moral authority to speak up on any grounds.

Israel should only be burdened with one enemy, the enemy without.

Israel is at war, and this critical fact is ignored when it allows the enemy within, emboldened by Israel's most important ally, to become vocal and express opinions that are detrimental to the country’s security. 

Whoever speaks of giving up the strategic zones that are historically and forever connected to the heartland of the Jewish people should be incarcerated. These verbal attacks are even worse than exploding a grenade in the middle of innocent civilians.

The effect of a grenade stops with the victims.

The impact of any verbal and ideological attack by Israelis who are unaware and unwilling to identify themselves as Jews is such that those attacks can be repeated, retransmitted, copied, distributed and manipulated ad nauseam in this internet era.

Obama’s greatest victory would be to get Jews to harm other Jews, G-d forbid.

That should never happen.

Land for peace has never worked.  Any mathematician can easily say there is no chance, such a formula is doomed.

Peace for Peace. That’s a possibility.

Israel has only ONE possible answer to Obama.

ISRAEL, JUST SAY, FIRMLY, UNHESITATINGLY, “NO” TO OBAMA!

Goodwill Ambassador Eliana Benador is US Representative of the Shomron Liaison Office, Samaria, Israel, former President of Benador Associates, and a national and international political analyst and global strategist.

You can follow Eliani here at the Communities at the Washington Times, the Goodwill Amabassador , or her website The World As I See It.  Follow Eliani on Twitter  @ElianaBenador

An example as to how powerful Islam has become in America?????

clip_image002H'mm! Washington Times & Too Hot To Handle?

Well, it would appear that my friend, @ElianaBenador has been classified, too hot to handle by the Washington Times. Her blog, "In The Eye of The Storm", which focuses on Islamic Terror activity has been shut down. Here's the link http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/eye-storm/ where you'll see that it has been closed.

So it would appear that Ms. Benador has stuck an Islamic nerve and the will of a few loud Muslim voices WIN! Who is next? Or do you write in and DEMAND that her blog is reinstated! Here's a link to the last entry at the Washington Times. It's all about PRINCIPLE people! Demand this CHANGE! United we stand!

Please contact Jacqie Kubin at the Washington Times and demand Eliana Benador's blog be reinstated. Thanks everyone.

jkubin@washingtontimes.com

You can bet that this will not be the last, but rather one of the first of many, blogs that will be censored and closed down!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trading Of Over The Counter Gold And Silver To Be Illegal Beginning July 15

In the viewpoint of several friends and fellow bloggers who are in the know, this is a precursor to seizure of gold and silver. And Zero Hedge is reporting this correctly. Terresa of the NoisyRoom found this article at Goldline.com. (Need a subscription to read the whole thing, but the title says it all). 

Goldline Report: Seizure of Gold in '33 Increases Likelihood of 21st Century Governmental Gold Bullion Heist

By David L. Ganz
Attorney and Author

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." With these words, Franklin Delano Roosevelt galvanized a nation in his inaugural address on March 4, 1933 as 32nd President of the United States. The nation was in dire straits as the American economy sneezed and the world caught pneumonia. Inflation was running negative as the economy failed to grow (and actually declined) for its fourth consecutive year.

M~

One small step toward Executive Order 6102 part 2, and one giant leap for ‘corrupt congressman kind’.

From: FOREX.com <info@forex.com>
Date: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM
Subject: Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading
To: xxx

Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading

We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to FOREX.com’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011.

In conjunction with this new regulation, FOREX.com must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET.

We encourage you to wind down your trading activity in these products over the next month in anticipation of the new rule, as any open XAU or XAG positions that remain open prior to July 15, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm ET will be automatically liquidated.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience complying with the new U.S. regulation may cause you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Sincerely,
The Team at FOREX.com     

So far we have only received this warning from Forex.com. We are waiting to see which other dealers inform their customers that trading gold and silver over the counter will soon be illegal.

It appears that Forex.com's interpretation of the law stems primarily from Section 742(a) of the Dodd-Frank act which "prohibits any person [which again includes companies]from entering into, or offering to enter into, a transaction in any commodity with a person that is not an eligible contract participant or an eligible commercial entity, on a leveraged or margined basis."

Some prehistory from Hedge Fund Law Blog:

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Act”) has changed a number of laws in all of the securities acts including the Commodity Exchange Act.  Two specific changes deal with certain transactions in commodities on the spot market.  Specifically, Section 742 of the Act deals with retail commodity transactions.  In this section, the text of the Commodity Exchange Act is amended to include new Section 2(c)(2)(D) (dealing with retail commodity transactions) and new Section 2(c)(2)(E) (prohibiting trading in spot forex with retail investors unless the trader is subject to regulations by a Federal regulatory agency, i.e. CFTC, SEC, etc.).  According to a congressional rulemaking spreadsheet, these are effective 180 days from the date of enactment.

We provide an overview of the new sections and have reprinted them in full below.

New CEA Section 2(c)(2)(D) – Concerning Spot Commodities (Metals)

The central import of new CEA Section 2(c)(2)(D) is to broaden the CFTC’s power with respect to retail commodity transactions.  Essentially any spot commodities transaction (i.e. spot metals) will be subject to CFTC jurisdiction and rulemaking authority.  There is an exemption for commodities which are actually delivered within 28 days.  While the CFTC wanted an exemption in which commodities would need to be delivered within 2 days, various coin collectors were able to lobby congress for a longer delivery period (see here).

It is likely we will see the CFTC propose regulations under this new section and we will keep you updated on any regulatory pronouncements with respect to this new section.

New CEA Section 2(c)(2)(E) – Concerning Spot Forex

The central import of new CEA Section 2(c)(2)(E) is to regulate the spot forex markets.  While the section requires the CFTC to finalize regulations with respect to spot forex (which were proposed earlier in January), it also, interestingly, provides  oversight of the markets to other federal regulatory agencies such as the CFTC.  This means that in the future, different market participants may be subject to different regulatory regimes with respect to trading in same underlying instruments.  A Wall Street Journal article discusses the impact of this with respect to firms which engage in other activities in addition to retail forex transactions.  The CFTC’s proposed rules establish certain compliance parameters for retail forex transactions, requires registration of retail forex managers and requires such managers to pass a new regulatory exam called the Series 34 exam.  We do not yet know whether the other regulatory agencies will adopt rules similar to the CFTC or if they will write rules from scratch.

Next, from Henderson & Lyman:

The prohibition of Section 742(a) does not apply, however, if such a transaction results in actual delivery within 28 days, or creates an enforceable obligation to deliver between a seller and a buyer that have the ability to deliver, and accept delivery of, the commodity in connection with their lines of business. This may be problematic as in most spot metals trading virtually all contracts fail to meet these requirements. As a result, although the courts’ interpretation of Section 742(a) is unknown, Section 742(a) is likely to have a significantly negative impact on the OTC cash precious metals industry. Here too, it is essential that those who offer to be a counterparty to OTC metals transactions seek professional help to discuss possible operational and regulatory contingency plans.

The actual rule language exempts a transaction if it "results in actual delivery within 28 days or such other longer period as the Commission may determine by rule or regulation based upon the typical commercial practice in cash or spot markets for the commodity involved;" Alas, the commission has decided not to intervene and keep the exemption status window so small as to affect virtually all exchanges which transact in the gold and silver spot market.

More here:

Elimination of OTC Forex

Effective 90 days from its inception, the Dodd-Frank Act bans most retail OTC forex transactions. Section 742(c) of the Act states as follows:

…A person [which includes companies] shall not offer to, or enter into with, a person that is not an eligible contract participant, any agreement, contract, or transaction in foreign currency except pursuant to a rule or regulation of a Federal regulatory agency allowing the agreement, contract, or transaction under such terms and conditions as the Federal regulatory agency shall prescribe…

This provision will not come into effect, however, if the CFTC or another eligible federal body issues guidelines relating to the regulation of foreign currency within 90 days of its enactment. Registrants and the public are currently being encouraged by the CFTC to provide insight into how the Act should be enforced. See CFTC Rulemakings regarding OTC Derivatives located at the following website address, under Section XX – Foreign Currency (Retail Off Exchange). It is essential that OTC forex participants seek professional help to discuss possible operational and regulatory contingency plans.

Elimination of OTC Metals

As for OTC precious metals such as gold or silver, Section 742(a) of the Act prohibits any person [which again includes companies]from entering into, or offering to enter into, a transaction in any commodity with a person that is not an eligible contract participant or an eligible commercial entity, on a leveraged or margined basis. This provision intends to expand the narrow so called “Zelener fix” in the Farm Bill previously ratified by congress in 2008. The Farm Bill empowered the CFTC to pursue anti-fraud actions involving rolling spot transactions and/or other leveraged forex transactions without the need to prove that they are futures contracts. The Dodd-Frank Act now expands this authority to include virtually all retail cash commodity market products that involve leverage or margin – in other words OTC precious metals.

The prohibition of Section 742(a) does not apply, however, if such a transaction results in actual delivery within 28 days, or creates an enforceable obligation to deliver between a seller and a buyer that have the ability to deliver, and accept delivery of, the commodity in connection with their lines of business. This may be problematic as in most spot metals trading virtually all contracts fail to meet these requirements. As a result, although the courts’ interpretation of Section 742(a) is unknown, Section 742(a) is likely to have a significantly negative impact on the OTC cash precious metals industry. Here too, it is essential that those who offer to be a counterparty to OTC metals transactions seek professional help to discuss possible operational and regulatory contingency plans.

Small Pool Exemption Eliminated

Pursuant to Section 403 of Act, the “private adviser” exemption, namely Section 203(b)(3) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”), will be eliminated within one year of the Act’s effective date (July 21, 2011). Historically, many unregistered U.S. fund managers had relied on this exemption to avoid registration where they:

(1) had fewer than 15 clients in the past 12 months;

(2) do not hold themselves out generally to the public as investment advisers; and

(3) do not act as investment advisers to a registered investment company or business development company.

At present, advisers can treat the unregistered funds that they advise, rather than the investors in those funds, as their clients for purposes of this exemption. A common practice has thus evolved whereby certain advisers manage up to 14 unregistered funds without having to register under the Advisers Act. Accordingly, the removal of this exemption represents a significant shift in the regulatory landscape, as this practice will no longer be allowable in approximately one year.

Also an important consideration, the Dodd-Frank Act mandates new federal registration and regulation thresholds based on the amount of assets a manager has under management ("AUM"). Although not yet underway, it is possible that various states may enact legislation designed to create a similar registration framework for managers whose AUM fall beneath the new federal levels.

Accredited Investor Qualifications

Section 413(a) of the Act alters the financial qualifications of who can be considered an accredited investor, and thus a qualified as eligible participant (“QEP”). Specifically, the revised accredited investor standard includes only the following types of individuals:

1) A natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with spouse, is at least $1,000,000, excluding the value of such investor's primary residence;

2) A natural person who had individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year; or

3) A director, executive officer, or general partner of the issuer of the securities being offered or sold, or a director, executive officer, or general partner of a general partner of that issuer.

Based on this language, it is important to note that the revised accredited investor standard only applies to new investors and does not cover existing investors. However, additional subscriptions from existing investors are generally treated as requiring confirmation of continuing investor eligibility.

On July 27th, 2010, the SEC provided additional clarity regarding the valuation of an individual’s primary residence when calculating net worth. In particular, the SEC has interpreted this provision as follows:

Section 413(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act does not define the term “value,” nor does it address the treatment of mortgage and other indebtedness secured by the residence for purposes of the net worth calculation…Pending implementation of the changes to the Commission’s rules required by the Act, the related amount of indebtedness secured by the primary residence up to its fair market value may also be excluded. Indebtedness secured by the residence in excess of the value of the home should be considered a liability and deducted from the investor’s net worth.

Also, when tried to tweet this yesterday it was blocked?!?  Today it worked.

Source:  ZeroHedge