Saturday, April 30, 2011
".......With more dollars chasing a static amount of goods, it's only a matter of time before prices rise (or, more appropriately, the dollar falls) proportionately. The Chinese purchase of U.S. dollars served as a strong, though temporary, hedge against U.S. price inflation by taking dollars out of domestic U.S. circulation. Even if the Chinese don't plan to stop buying U.S. Treasuries, U.S. consumers will likely endure moderate to severe price inflation. Indeed, Americans are already getting their first taste of the coming wave of price inflation. Most Americans are aware that the price of gasoline has skyrocketed in recent months, despite no interruption in supply or major spike in market demand for oil. "
China's Central Banker: We Own Too Much U.S. Debt
The US Government, including many Republicans and most Democrats, have not only allowed this to happen, but actually encouraged it to, with their outright greed.
Yes, "the chickens are coming home to roost."
It is well past time we cleaned out the coop.
We have said all along that the Muslim Brotherhood (among other radical Islamic elements) was behind the various revolts, and were jockeying for power in Egypt.
This latest revelation is proof positive that we have been right all along.
Watch for Hamas and Al Qaeda to follow suit.
Muslim Brotherhood unveils party to contest parliamentary vote - EGYPT - FRANCE 24
"...The Muslim Brotherhood said on Saturday it will contest up to half the parliamentary seats in elections scheduled for September.
But the group said it will not field a candidate for the position of president in an election due to held after the parliamentary vote.
The Muslim Brotherhood is regarded as the most organised political force in Egypt after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February and the dissolution of his National Democratic Party.
In a statement issued after a meeting of its decision-making shura (consultative) council, the group said it had decided to contest “between 45 and 50 percent of parliament’s seats”.
Since Mubarak’s rule was ended by a mass uprising, the Brotherhood has stated that it does not seek power, and has said it will not seek the presidency or a majority in parliament.
The group is viewed with suspicion by Washington but is regarded as the only truly organised bloc in Egypt and reckons it could win up to 30 percent of votes in a free election.
Though formally banned under Mubarak, it was tolerated as long as it did not challenge his power. The Brotherhood is an Islamist group founded in the 1920s and has deep roots in Egypt’s conservative Muslim society...."
why did we intervene militarily in Libya, and yet not a peep from the Obama Administration on the killings in Syria?
Syria is a close ally of Iran.
All I'm saying.
BBC News - Syria: 'Scores die' in protests across country
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
China Proposes To Cut Two Thirds Of Its $3 Trillion In USD Holdings | zero hedge
Was he born in Hawaii??
The farce (and questions) continue.
"...With billionaire and possible GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ratcheting interest in Barack Obama's Hawaiian birth documentation to its highest level ever, the State of Hawaii is suddenly enforcing a policy that no one – not even the president of the United States – can obtain a copy of his own birth certificate from the state's Department of Health.
Although the policy of denying the public access to copies of long-form original hospital birth certificates was announced in 2001, it wasn't enforced for years. But with Trump's recent pointed questioning of the circumstances of Obama's birth – and whether he was even born in America – Hawaii officials have apparently determined that the long-overlooked state procedure now requires enforcement. "
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Where is the international condemnations?
Where are the UN blue helmets?
If this were Christians murdering Muslims, you better believe there would be all the above and much more.
Again, where is Attorney General Eric Holder on this?
Obama Issued Proclamations for Ramadan, Eid al Fitr, Eid al Adha, Hajj and Earth Day--But Not Easter
Monday, April 25, 2011
In Columbus, GA, a city connected to Fort Benning US Army base, the Mayor has seen fit to allow the US Army to have a few of their soldiers performing "Courtesy Patrols" on the streets of downtown Columbus.
This is on the heels of increasing violence in Columbus this month- 5 Army soldiers severely beat a civilian earlier this month, and there was a fatal shooting that also injured several others (unsure if any military personnel involved).
I have questions.
Why does Columbus need the Military to patrol the strees of their city?
Do they not have enough (or effective enough) police officers to do the job?
Is this Constitutional?
The Military performing the patrols will not have arresting power, but it sends a message to the public that the military can interject itself into civilian affairs on Continental United States soil.
And the 'useful idiots' interviewed in the video think it's a good idea.
I find it disturbing, at the least.
This is very dire news regarding the American economy. China's economy will overtake ours by 2016, and while theirs is growing, ours is not.
We have traded jobs for profits for too long in the US. The jobs have moved from the US, mostly to China, and this is a huge reason that our Upper and Middle Classes are so far apart, and moving further apart. The Middle Class is eroding, shrinking, while the lower classes continue to eat away at the ecomnomy by gobbling up government handouts, until soon there will be no money for the entitlement programs.
In truth, there already isn't, but the Government continues to use creative accounting tactics, the mainstream media, and outright lies to keep the masses in check.
Soon, even that won't be enough.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
They are doing it overtly-no hoods or blurred video here.
And the Obama Administration is encouraging them by their silence.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
What is next?
"....Never before has the government’s manipulation of financial markets created greater dangers — and opportunities — for investors!
How do we know? Because lesser manipulations in recent years have already proven to be disastrous.
They led to a stock market bubble and bust in 2000 … to an even larger housing bubble and bust in 2007 … and then the greatest banking crisis of our lifetime in 2008.
What’s most ironic is that, despite those obvious failures, now those very same policies — even larger in scope than ever before — have led to still another massive bubble, this time in the one asset that, until now, had been considered above the fray: U.S. government debt...."
Two Collapse Scenarios
Friday, April 22, 2011
There are entirely too many things happening in this country and around the world, simultaneously, that are raising the alarm.
To the prudent, I say stock up, as much as you can, on food and staple items-toiletries, things you need and use-and stock up as much as you can.
To the doubters, I say; research this subject, study, and study some more.
the preamble to the article;
"...In case you haven't noticed, the world is on the verge of a horrific global food crisis. At some point, this crisis will affect you and your family. It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but it is going to happen. Crazy weather and horrifying natural disasters have played havoc with agricultural production in many areas of the globe over the past couple of years. Meanwhile, the price of oil has begun to skyrocket.
The entire global economy is predicated on the ability to use massive amounts of inexpensive oil to cheaply produce food and other goods and transport them over vast distances. Without cheap oil the whole game changes. Topsoil is being depleted at a staggering rate and key aquifers all over the world are being drained at an alarming pace. Global food prices are already at an all-time high and they continue to move up aggressively. So what is going to happen to our world when hundreds of millions more people cannot afford to feed themselves?
Most Americans are so accustomed to supermarkets that are absolutely packed to the gills with massive amounts of really inexpensive food that they cannot even imagine that life could be any other way. Unfortunately, that era is ending.
There are all kinds of indications that we are now entering a time when there will not be nearly enough food for everyone in the world. As competition for food supplies increases, food prices are going to go up. In fact, at some point they are going to go way up.
Let's look at some of the key reasons why an increasing number of people believe that a massive food crisis is on the horizon.
The following are 20 signs that a horrific global food crisis is coming...."
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
If this isn't Big Brother in action, I don't know what is.
From the article above;
" The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program.
ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU found the charge outrageous.
"Law enforcement officers are known, on occasion, to encourage citizens to cooperate if they have nothing to hide," ACLU staff attorney Mark P. Fancher wrote. "No less should be expected of law enforcement, and the Michigan State Police should be willing to assuage concerns that these powerful extraction devices are being used illegally by honoring our requests for cooperation and disclosure."
A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections.
"Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device's capabilities. "The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps."
The ACLU is concerned that these powerful capabilities are being quietly used to bypass Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches....."
( Gee, ya think???? )
Here's another article with more info on the actual device being used;
Folks, our Constitutional rights are under attack more than ever before.
The audacity of these police to think that they can just ignore our 4th Amendment rights is only a drop in the bucket. There is documented stories (that I have posted on this blog) detailing the use of portable devices that can be used to look inside vehicles and buildings, without the occupants being aware.
Nothing is sacred to the Progressive elite that is in control.
Expect it to get worse.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
So, President Obama knows full well that he can't send in any ground troops-it would be political suicide to do so-so the UN decides to do it instead, for "humanitarian reasons"??
Anyone else smell a rat here??
From the article;
"....The armed forces, numbering no more than 1,000, would be deployed to secure the delivery of aid supplies, would not be engaged in a combat role but would be authorised to fight if they or their humanitarian wards were threatened. "It would be to secure sea and land corridors inside the country," said an EU official."
Now the markets are finally paying attention.
Meanwhile, the White House and the Progressives continue pretend that there is some sort of economic "recovery" going on.
It's going to be interesting to see how they spin this.
From the article above;
"....Shares fell heavily on Wall Street on Monday after a leading ratings agency fanned fears of Europe's debt crisis spreading across the Atlantic by issuing a strong warning about America's failure to tackle its budget deficit.
In a move seen by Wall Street as a "shot across the bows" of bickering politicians in Washington, Standard and Poor's (S&P) said it was cutting the outlook on the US's long-term rating from stable to negative for the first time since the attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago.
The announcement surprised the financial markets, where attention in recent months has been focused on the problems of the weaker nations of the eurozone. Renewed speculation that Greece will be forced to default on its debts led to a sharp sell-off in the euro, but S&P stressed that the US was not immune from the sovereign debt crisis.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average ended the day down 140 points, or 1.1%, with the dollar weaker on the foreign exchanges and yields rising on US treasury bills. The FTSE 100 in London was down 126 points at 5870 – a drop of more than 2% – as ongoing concerns about the eurozone's debt crisis were compounded by the setback for the world's biggest economy. "
Friday, April 15, 2011
A disabled middle school-age girl in Detroit wanted to attend school, so the child's mother took her for the required immunizations. The girl had some reactions to the immunizations, and a very bizzare chain of events occurred.
From the article;
“....She began acting out of character, being irritated, having facial grimaces that have been associated with immunizations,” Maryanne Godboldo sought help from the Children’s Center, an organization claiming to help families with at-risk children.
Godboldo told relatives the medications ordered by the doctor worsened symptoms, including behavioral problems.
When Godboldo refused to give her child the prescribed medication, Child Protective Services became involved. CPS obtained a warrant to remove the girl, but Maryanne reportedly refused to surrender the child to the state...."
That's when Big Brother took over.
Detroit SWAT removes child from home
And according to this article, the child didn't even have an "emergency need" for the medication to begin with.
Child didn't need the medications
What a complete mismanagement of authority.
It is looking more and more like parents' rights are being further and further challenged.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
He is an honest, forthright man of strong convictions that says what he means and means what he says.
He is a retired US Army Colonel that put his own career directly in jeopardy-indeed he retired because of the incident-in order to save his men. Afterwards, he was asked if he would act differently if under similar circumstances again, West testified, "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can."
If I were these fools, I'd leave this particular man alone.
I dearly hope we can talk this man into running for President.
Whatever the case, what is definitely clear is that nothing is as it seems.
Started out with the usual while taking the kids to school-you know the drill, the young teenager vs the pre teen, arguing "don't sit so close", sort of thing- kinda put me in a foul mood that carried over to work.
But then, this jewel came along, and I am as happy as can be!!
Ah, makes my day............................................
This President is bent on the economic destruction of this country, and nothing he has done or said has lessened my viewpoint.
He is anti- business, anti- Capitalist, anti- military, pretty much anti- everything this country was founded upon.
His Socialist/Marxist beliefs are deeply rooted and will never change.
Please read the entire article posted below, and by all means, if you can stay awake, read the speech transcript itself, and form your own opinions.
"....Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama's extraordinary response to Paul Ryan's budget yesterday—with its blistering partisanship and multiple distortions—was the kind Presidents usually outsource to some junior lieutenant. Mr. Obama's fundamentally political document would have been unusual even for a Vice President in the fervor of a campaign.
The immediate political goal was to inoculate the White House from criticism that it is not serious about the fiscal crisis, after ignoring its own deficit commission last year and tossing off a $3.73 trillion budget in February that increased spending amid a record deficit of $1.65 trillion. Mr. Obama was chased to George Washington University yesterday because Mr. Ryan and the Republicans outflanked him on fiscal discipline and are now setting the national political agenda.
Mr. Obama did not deign to propose an alternative to rival Mr. Ryan's plan, even as he categorically rejected all its reform ideas, repeatedly vilifying them as essentially un-American. "Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America," he said, supposedly pitting "children with autism or Down's syndrome" against "every millionaire and billionaire in our society." The President was not attempting to join the debate Mr. Ryan has started, but to close it off just as it begins and banish House GOP ideas to political Siberia.
Mr. Obama then packaged his poison in the rhetoric of bipartisanship—which "starts," he said, "by being honest about what's causing our deficit." The speech he chose to deliver was dishonest even by modern political standards. "
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
From the article;
"....The government could temporarily tap tens of billions of dollars from two federal employee retirement programs if Congress fails to raise the federal debt ceiling next month, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told lawmakers.
The government expects to hit a $14.3 trillion debt ceiling on May 16 or before, Geithner said in a Monday letter......"
The National Debt is at 14.29 Trillion ( and rolling along like a ferris wheel ) as I write this.
Debt Clock Website
The Government is completely insane.
The Progressive Left is coming out more and more each day, declaring openly for Socialism, and may well integrate it into the very core of the Democratic Party platform.
Many Progressive Democrats are already out of the closet, and many of them openly espouse Socialism.
The media "elites" are defending Socialist principles at an alarming rate.
Look for this trend to not only continue, but to snowball.
I admit it's a stretch of the imagination, but I believe we'll be seeing more and more of this type of mumbo-jumbo in the future, as Progressives try to further dehumanize and desensitize citizens.
I myself am well over half Cherokee, and have a strong affinity for the earth and its creatures, but my beliefs are more those of a steward than of an "equal with Mother Earth".
I guess the UN would have people charged with capital murder for shooting a person, or willfully stepping on a beetle.............
From the Article below;
"....Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened......
Bolivia is a country with a large indigenous population, whose traditional belief systems took on greater resonance following the election of Morales, Latin America's first indigenous president...."
From the Article linked below;
"...A pattern of governance has emerged in Washington that departs substantially from that envisaged in our Constitution. Under our basic concept of governance: (1) a president and vice president are elected; and (2) the departments of government are staffed by constitutional officers including secretaries, undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and others who are nominated by the president and confirmed for service by the consent of the Senate. They are publicly accountable and may be called to testify under oath about their activities."
"...The practice of appointing White House "czars" to rule over various issues or regions is not a new invention. But centralized management by the White House staff has been greatly increased in recent years.
Beyond constitutional questions, such White House advisers, counselors, staffers and czars are not accountable. They cannot be called to testify under oath, and when Congress asks them to come, they typically plead executive privilege."
".....the appointment process must be moved back to what it was even as recently as the Reagan administration. The assumption is that honorable people want to serve honorably. Reasonable vetting, such as a review of Internal Revenue Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation records, can be done quickly. A bad apple will surely be discovered and can be discarded."
".....It's imperative that we get back to a constitutional and accountable form of government before confidence in our capacity to govern further erodes."
All I can say is Amen, amen, and amen.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Once again, the government is overriding parents' authority.
I warned on this blog a few months ago about the "food police".
Say hello to Big Brother.
The media, and many governments, support the rebellions and advertise the rebels as being regular citizens- 'doctors, lawyers, farmers, dentists', as some news outlets purported.
The truth of the matter is that no one outside Iran really knows for sure exactly who is behind the various revolts. We know for sure that at least some elements of Al Qaeda are involved, as well as Hezbollah (Iran), and the Muslim Brotherhood is out in force.
And now, we are seeing the truwe nature of the 'rebellion'.
Egypy is descending into an Islamic theocracy.
Libya? Well, old Muammar just won't play ball, and that situation is still in doubt.
In any case, this article is extremely thought-provoking.
From the Article;
"....Today, everyone knows the Iran's crazed ayatollahs intend to secure nuclear weapon capability and everyone knows that, when they do, they will attack Israel with them. They have never ceased to call for its destruction. It is not a question of if, but when.
How close is "when"? The Iranians just released a video titled "The Coming is Near" that describes the current events in the Middle East as the prelude to the coming of the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi, a figure particular to the Shiite branch of Islam and one that Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days.
In a nuclear age, as Nikita Krushchev, a former Premier of the Soviet Union, once said, "The living will envy the dead." Those were the days of the Cold War and, with both the U.S. and Russia possessing nukes, the concept of mutually assured destruction, MAD, was understood. This, however, does not apply to the ayatollahs. They need massive destruction to bring about their Islamic End Times scenario.
In a recent Wall Street Journal interview with Bernard Lewis, the West's leading scholar on the Middle East, he pointed out that the mullahs "are religious fanatics with an apocalyptic mindset. In Islam, as in Christianity and Judaism, there is an end-of-times scenario—and they think it's beginning or has already begun."
The result, said Lewis, is that "mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent—it's an inducement." "
Friday, April 8, 2011
American Socialist Leader Calling for Revolution Says ‘We Are Not Pacifists, Violence Sometimes Is Necessary’
They mistakenly believe that the Government could exert control by force of arms against the American People.
They want to start a war?
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Also, Mexico was also hit by a 6.5 magnitude quake earlier today.
Too early to know the extent of damage to either location.
Please extend your thoughts and prayers to both these nations.
".... "Gas prices? They're going to still fluctuate until we can start making these broader changes, and that's going to take a couple of years to have serious effect," Obama said.
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
"If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know," Obama said laughingly. "You might want to think about a trade-in."... "
Really, Mr. President??
Maybe the Country needs to 'think about a trade-in', say, November 2012?
Monday, April 4, 2011
I went back to this March 22 article, and wished to share it with my readers.
I would like to add another name to the list of incompetents;
Barack Hussein Obama--for allowing himself, and his Administration, to be drawn into conflict on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, and Hezbollah.
By doing so, he has strengthened our enemies, and drastically weakened our nation's relationship with Israel.
The Beginning Of Extremist Islamic State: Now the Muslim Brotherhood Is Calling for Egyptian Modesty Police
I must point out--many of us who were skeptical (and are even more so now that we are being proven right) of the so-called "Democratic revolution" in so many Islamic countries are being vidicated with the outpouring of news like this.
What thinking person can honestly say that they seriously expected a true democratic process in an Islamic dominated Middle Eastern country in today's global climate?
Radical Islam is on the rise, and will take over in every single one of these countries that fall to revolution.
I am not a fan of Muammar Quaddaffi (Kadafy, Gaddaffi, whatever...geez) nor am I crazy about the monarchies in the Arab nations, but at least Quaddaffi was mostly 'contained' in Libya before tha NATO airstrikes began.
If he remains in power, expect more Lockerbie type events. He no doubt will feel bound to 'repay' those that joined forces against him.
If he doesn't remain in power, then the Muslim Brotherhood/Al Qaeda/Hezbollah will seize power.
The same can be said of the rest of the nations that are currently--or soon will be--experiencing unrest.
This is a no-win situation for us, which we have made worse by taking sides.
I'll say it again;
in the Middle East, better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
This is the first I've heard about anything like this, but with Ms. Power's personal history and her close relationship with Barack Obama as a politician, it would not surprise me in the least.
Again, I urge you to re-read the articles regarding Samantha Power that I have published.
She is an extremely dangerous person.