WASHINGTON - August 25, 2010 - Top Democrats are growing markedly more pessimistic about holding the House; privately conceding that the summertime economic and political recovery they were banking on will not likely materialize by Election Day.
WASHINGTON - August 25, 2010 - A Republican civil war is raging, with righter-than-thou conservatives dominating ever more primaries in a fight for the party's soul; and the Democrats hope to benefit.
The latest examples of conservative insurgents' clout came Tuesday at opposite ends of the country. In Florida, political newcomer Rick Scott beat longtime congressman and state Attorney General Bill McCollum for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. In Alaska, Tea Party activists and Sarah Palin pushed Senator Lisa Murkowski to the brink of defeat, depending on absentee ballot counts in her race against outsider Joe Miller.
NEW YORK - August 24, 2010 - Five states - Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont - go to the polls Tuesday, but only three of them can point to primary elections that are being closely monitored by a national audience.
DETROIT, Michigan - August 23, 2010 - This is your Sequoia touch-screen voting machine with Pac-Man hacked onto it without disturbing any of the "tamper-evident" seals supposedly meant to protect it from hackers.
DENVER, Colorado - August 14, 2008 - Hillary Clinton will have her name placed in nomination at this month's Democratic National Convention in what presumptive nominee Barack Obama's campaign says is a "show of unity" designed to allow Clinton's supporters to have their voice heard before getting behind his campaign.
HOUSTON, Texas - August 12, 2008 - The wife of Republican Representative Dr. Ron Paul was in serious but stable condition Monday at a Houston hospital, a spokesman for the congressman said.
SAN FRANCISCO, California - August 11, 2008 - Cindy Sheehan, an icon of the anti-war movement, has qualified to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress.
Eligibility hinges on American citizenship
WASHINGTON - August 8, 2008 - Israel Insider is reporting that analysts working separately have determined the birth certificate posted on the Daily Kos website and later on Sen. Barack Obama's "Fight the Smears" campaign website is fraudulent, and now two different actions have been launched to try and obtain the truth about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's birth.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - August 6, 2008 - I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram, Afghanistan, for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I want to share with you what happened.
During a BBQ, a woman (we’ll call her Jane) stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics)... she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today.
It only takes a minute to read this.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medical care within 3 hours.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the three steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Doctors say anyone can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S Ask the individual to SMILE.
T Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New sign of a stroke - stick out your tongue
Another sign of a stroke is this: Ask the person to stick out his tongue. If the tongue is crooked, if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who hears this shares it with 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania - August 11, 2011 - Young people are putting Drano, pieces of aluminum foil and a little water in soda bottles and then capping the bottles. They leave the bottles on lawns or and in mailboxes. When you pick up the bottle, if its contents are shaken even just a little, then in about 30 seconds or less it explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot, too.
Don't pick up any plastic bottles that you see lying around in your yard or the gutter, etc.. If you see a plastic soda bottle with a cap, it may contain Drano mixed with water and small pieces of foil. If you pick it up; then BOOM!! You will have no fingers left and may receive other serious injuries to your face, eyes, etc.
People are finding these "bombs" in mailboxes, their yards, or simply lying on the ground, just waiting to be picked up and placed in the trash. But you'll never make it! It takes only 30 seconds to blow after you move it.
Pay attention to this.
Lieutenant William D. Mathias
City of Pittsburgh Police Department
Narcotics, Vice and Firearms Tracking Unit
The Way I See Itcommentary by Brent Johnson
It is not OK to hate your enemy.
I cannot emphasize this enough. If you rejoice in the death of your enemy, then you rejoice in the destruction of life… and that is what those whom we revile do. If we act the same way then we are no better than they are.
It is completely appropriate to hate evil. I believe evil is that which works against the Will of God, which is Truth. It is my conviction that evil opposes truth, justice and liberty; that is what I consider to be evil. I hate injustice, lies, corruption, and all efforts to enforce any form of involuntary servitude.
I hate these things. I do not associate with those who support these evils. If I find myself in a battle and one of these evil beings attacks me I might kill or maim the creature. I might be happy to get away from the battle alive. But God Willing, I will never rejoice in the death of my enemy.
It is OK to hate righteously.
Finally, have your hate; don’t let your hate have you. When your hate takes control then you become psychotic and dangerous.
Dakta Green, founder of Auckland’s cannabis club The Daktory, will be driving Maryjane the Cannabus, along with an entourage of support vehicles in a three month tour commencing at 11 am with a ceremony beneath the lighthouse at Cape Reinga on Wednesday.
“We will visit every electorate Member of Parliament office in the country and talk with MP’s about the harms that criminalisation causes for ordinary New Zealanders,” said Dakta Green.
“We are also going to talk with as many New Zealanders as possible and ask them for their views on cannabis and the law.”
The Armistice Tour will conclude at Parliament at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month following a march to Parliament.
“We will discuss this issue with everyone, in every part of the country. It makes no difference whether they have or haven’t used cannabis; the current law impacts us all.”
“Whether it’s someone whose family member gets arrested or the taxpayer who has to shoulder the costs of policing cannabis and putting people in prison - every citizen of this country is affected by a policy that doesn’t work.”
Dakta Green pointed out that the recent Police raids on gardening supply shops code-named Operation Lime could lead to significant number of people going to prison in the near future.
“250 people were arrested in that operation,” Dakta Green said. “It costs $1800 per week to keep someone behind bars. That’s a huge financial burden to the State simply because someone was caught growing a little weed for themselves or their friends.”
“The spiraling cost of prohibition alone should give Members of Parliament good reason to listen to the people and immediately stop arresting people for cannabis,” Dakta Green concluded.
Click here for live video and updates on Armistice Tour 2010.
Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside the Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the bloodthirsty cartels.
Laredo Border Patrol is conducting aerial surveillance over the ranches to determine the best way to regain control of the U.S. ranches, according to the Laredo Police department.
The approximate location of the U.S. ranches are10 miles northwest of I-35 off Mines Road and Minerales Annex Road. Just off 1472 (Mines road) near Santa Isabel Creek north of the city of Laredo, Texas.
The Los Zetas drug cartel is an offshoot of the elite Mexican military, trained in special ops. The mercenary organization is said to include members of corrupt Mexican Federales, politicians as well as drug traffickers. The group was once part of the Gulf cartel, but has since splintered and now directly competes with the Gulf cartel for premium drug smuggling routes in the Texas region.
The new leader of Los Zetas is Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano and is considered the most violent paramilitary group in Mexico by the DEA.
Recently the drug organization has kidnapped tourists, infiltrated local municipalities and continues to smuggle narcotics into a very hungry U.S. market.
The violence south of the border continues to spin out of control and has left Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on virtual lockdown, with businesses refusing to open their doors. Last week a particularly violent attack by the Los Zetas included the use of grenades and resulted in a dozen deaths and 21 injuries.
The hostile takeover of the ranches has met with silence with local and national media; however sources say they could be waiting to report the stories once the ranches are back in U.S. control. This journalist questions whether if this were a Middle Eastern terrorist attack, would the media sit on their hands?
Ed. Note: July 27, 2010 - UPDATE: I spoke with the Laredo Police Department and they told me this story is a hoax (I do not know if their statement is true or a cover-up). I continue to make every effort to confirm one way or the other whether this actually happened.
I asked him what an “Obama phone” was, and he went on to say that welfare recipients are now eligible to receive a FREE new cell phone and approximately 70 FREE minutes of air time every month.
I was a little skeptical, so I Googled it, and lo and behold! He was telling the truth.
Taxpayer money is being redistributed to welfare recipients for free cell phones! Enough is enough, the ship is sinking, and it’s sinking fast.
The age-old concepts of God, family, and hard work have flown out the window and are being replaced with “Hope and Change”, “Change we can believe in”, and "Why should I work for it when I can get it for free?"
Click here to read more about the “ObamaPhone”.
August 25, 2007 - The Ron Paul campaign website carries a release focusing on the candidate's little noted (by the mainstream press) success in GOP straw polls over the last few months.
Coming off the Iowa Straw Poll the momentum for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign continues to build. Congressman Ron Paul has finished in the top 5 in 16 of the last 17 straw polls and can claim 1st place victories in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Washington, and Alabama.
In comparing results head-to-head, Congressman Paul has blown away most of the field, defeating Rudy Giuliani in 15 of the 17 polls and John McCain in 15 of the 16 polls.
ARLINGTON, Virginia - August 22, 2007 - Representative Ron Paul won the South Sound Ronald Reagan Republican Club's straw poll last night in Snohomish County, Washington. Dr. Paul received 30 percent of the vote, beating out Fred Thompson who garnered 27 percent.
The victory continues a string of straw poll successes for Dr. Paul. In the past week, the Republican congressman and OB doctor won contests in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Alabama.
"Our campaign is growing by the day and continues to build momentum," said campaign manager Lew Moore. "This victory demonstrates strong grassroots support in the important state of Washington."
ARLINGTON, Virginia - August 18, 2007 - Representative Ron Paul handily won two Republican presidential straw polls today.
The first contest, sponsored by the West Alabama Republican Assembly, was held in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama. Dr. Paul garnered 216 of 266 votes, or 81 percent. Mitt Romney placed second with 14 votes, or 5 percent.
The second straw vote, sponsored by the Strafford County Republican Party in New Hampshire, was attended by fellow candidates Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo. Dr. Paul received 208 of 286 votes, or 73 percent. Mitt Romney finished second with 26 votes, or 9 percent. Huckabee and Tancredo received 20 votes and 8 votes respectively.
"Our campaign is growing by the day and continues to build momentum," said campaign manager Lew Moore. "Today's victories demonstrate Dr. Paul's tremendous grassroots support across the country."
Dr. Paul is no stranger to this type of success. The campaign recently won three straw polls sponsored by the Coalition for New Hampshire Taxpayers, FreedomWorks and the Republican Party of Gaston County, North Carolina.
Who do you think won the Republican debate?
Ron Paul 28,007
Mitt Romney 3,724
Rudy Giuliani 2,840
Nobody won. I'm voting Democratic. 2,671
Nobody. I'm waiting for Fred Thompson or Newt Gingrich to enter the race. 2,568
Mike Huckabee 2,350
Sam Brownback 992
Tom Tancredo 662
John McCain 630
Tommy Thompson 388
Duncan Hunter 373
DES MOINES, Iowa - August 6, 2007 - The Ron Paul presidential campaign held a rally in Fairfield, Iowa last night that drew approximately 600 people. Attendees heard Dr. Paul talk about his platform for freedom, peace and prosperity.
Fairfield is a town with 10,000 residents about two hours from Des Moines. The event was organized in less than a week, and held on Sunday evening at 8:00 pm. The crowd was very friendly, and Dr. Paul received several standing ovations.
"The Ron Paul campaign continues to build momentum and turn out large, excited crowds," said campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. "We are excited to continue introducing Dr. Paul to the citizens of Iowa and spreading his message of liberty."
With Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) finishing as low as two percent or less in presidential polls, sources close to the Ron Paul campaign say that as soon as the numbers tick above two or three percent, the "Ron Paul effect" can be said to be engaged.
This is because the differential between Paul's Internet presence and national polls is significant and because, even locally, the established GOP is not apt to encourage or endorse Ron Paul's classical liberal views. Thus, without the larger coalition that Ron Paul has put together of those who do not share hard core "conservative Republican values," Ron Paul will not do especially well in Iowa.
However, if the coalition he has built, and which is evident and effective on the Internet manages to make itself heard in Iowa, Ron Paul's numbers could rise modestly, or even strongly. Sources say that the Iowa GOP is on its guard against this phenomenon and has taken to warning that all voters' ID will be checked carefully to ensure that voters are indeed from Iowa. Nonetheless, Ron Paul campaign staffers are hoping that Ron Paul's crossover candidacy pulls enough libertarian republican voters, democrats, independents and even greens so that a significant result can be achieved in the Iowa polls.
Says one source, "Staffers working for Ron Paul understand that this is the time to turn Internet support into real votes. They are emphasizing that it is not enough to register support on the Internet. Real life action is needed."
Wired Magazine recently put it this way:
"The question this weekend is whether the decentralized passion and organizational ability that his supporters have demonstrated online will translate into political action that will build the candidate's political capital in the offline world. The crucial event for some Republicans this Saturday is the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, where up to 40,000 people are expected to show up. State Republican Party officials hold the all-day, county fair-like event in years when there's no incumbent Republican president, and it's widely viewed as a political thresher that culls weaker candidates from the presidential race."
GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has said he is not focusing on the upcoming Iowa straw poll, yet sources "on the ground" in Iowa claim that his operatives are battling hard to gain traction in tomorrow's straw poll nonetheless.
The "name of the game," according to these sources, is managing expectations. Giuliani was recently seen to be struggling in the polls, the object of some controversy over his claims about 9/11, his bellicose attitude toward foreign intervention and also his affiliation to a controversial law firm pursuing a mid-America "superhighway." Thus a decision was likely made to de-emphasize the Iowa straw poll.
In doing so, Giuliani diminished expectations that he would finish well, and this in turn allowed his campaign the ability to push hard in Iowa, knowing that even a fairly low place finish could be "spun" into a momentum builder.
Accordingly, the Giuliani campaign will have reportedly have a tent, is said to have purchased tickets for supporters and is focused on energetic outreach on behalf of the quasi-absent candidate.
August 5, 2007 - ABC TV apparently reset its tally of who won the Republican debate it broadcast on August 5, Sunday morning.
At 10 AM EST, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) was winning the debate with over 1,000 votes. Mitt Romney was next with 106. After the debate at approximately 11:10 AM EST when the tally was rechecked, ABC showed Ron Paul had just 445 votes. Second was “Nobody Won. I’m Voting Democratic.”
Of course, it could all be an innocent glitch, and perhaps ABC will explain these tallies or see fit to rectify them. But it has long been FMNN’s contention, along with others, that Ron Paul, an old fashioned Jeffersonian conservative, would serve as a metaphor and magnifying glass for America’s current political difficulties and expanding corruption.
The debate itself was apparently little promoted. In fact, ABC marketed the debate so shallowly that Drudgereport.com didn’t seem to carry a blurb about it on its front page, and neither did Google News.
To set the stage for the debate, ABC moderators began with polling numbers that showed Ron Paul at just two percent, yet the numbers on the ABC website, at 10 AM EST and again at the end of the debate (before the tally was reduced), showed him winning the debate, as he has before, by a wide margin.
A search of Internet sites revealed some confusion about the debates times and where it was airing. Posted one confused would-be viewer: "What a bizarre time to hold a debate and what a screwy format for a debate. It won’t air in my area until 11:00 am."
Ron Paul will likely win the online debate poll by large numbers in any case. But changing poll numbers always generates questions. ABC is believed to have manipulated its comment boards before as regards Ron Paul.
August 3, 2007 - A letter has been issued by Citizens for a Fair Vote Count, National Ron Paul Supporters Meetup, Restore the Republic, and We the People Congress regarding the use of Diebold voting machines in the Iowa primaries.
The letter reads as follows:
Everything we are all doing is going to be brought to NAUGHT if the Diebold computers - being used to 'count' the votes at the Iowa Straw Poll - are used to STEAL the Straw Poll Election.
Martial Law will then be declared because of the rioting and deliberate desired control over our people. Restricted travel and checkpoints on all major interstates as regions are affected. Massive gun confiscation (supposedly for our safety, of course). If you don’t think they are coming to your door to try to take them, think again!!! Ask the people all over New Orleans who were not even affected by the floods how they were handcuffed and taken out of their homes so all weapons in homes could be seized. That was the real life dress rehearsal for this coming major event. Most Amerikans did virtually nothing to uphold the rights of citizens in New Orleans. Where was the outrage??? They never got their guns returned and now it is everyone’s turn.
I would advise immediately taking all funds out of the bank and quickly purchasing silver, gold and non-perishable food items. If you don’t do that, at least cash will be in your hand instead of locked up in your bank so that it can be exchanged when banks reopen. All savings and retirement accounts will be wiped out so pulling the cash out now would make the most sense. Take swift preventive action or suffer the consequences. If you have somewhere to go away from the major cities, I would suggest bugging out in the next couple of days.
Ed. Note: This is an unsubstantiated report. However, I thought it sufficiently important to report on it, even though we do not know for fact that it will come to pass. Disregard this notice at your own risk.
Don't know if you all saw the article last week about Barbara Boxer admonishing Brigadier General Michael Walsh because he addressed her as ma'am and not Senator before a Senate hearing? Anyway, this is a letter from a Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Air Lines. He hits the senator about as hard as is possible. I would hate to have him mad at me. Maybe we all should send a copy of his letter to the senator. It seems she is hell-bent on challenging Pelosi on being the dumbest broad in Congress.
You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term "ma'am" instead of "senator". After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position.
The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the people of the United States and their Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many democrats even want Amerikan troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor?" None?? One? Two?
Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions of people.
Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance, which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made Kalifornia into the laughing stock of the nation.
What I am writing, senator… these are the same thoughts countless millions of Amerikans have toward the current Congress, but lack the energy, ability or time to convey. Under the Democrats, some don't even have 44 cents to buy a stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize politicians today are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is.
Lord Acton (1834-1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, Mr. Power has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.
Finally senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were offended by "ma'am?"
Have a day. Cheers!
IN GOD WE TRUST
From people not knowing who was the first President of the United States or how many stars are on the American flag, to a black woman who had never seen a picture of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and who when asked if she knew the last name of this man whose first name is “Colin”, answered, “Cleanser”; it was astonishing to see and hear the level of ignorance to which the average American has sunk.
The United States has become a country with one of the most poorly educated populations in the developed world. Ordinary people do not know about the founding documents of our Republic - The Declaration of Independence and Constitution for the United States. They do not understand our laws, our rights, or the limitations imposed on our governments by state and federal constitutions.
The American heritage is one of rugged individualism, adventuresome spirits, creativity and innovation, and recognition of fundamental rights that come from God, not government. However, the general population of the United States has forgotten, or even worse, never learned what makes us truly unique and special among the people of the world.
Before the Republic of the united States of America (sic) was born, all nations on earth functioned as two-class societies; with the aristocracy or nobility comprising the upper classes, and the commoners making up the lower classes. Only the nobility could own property, participate in making laws, or operate businesses. Commoners were doomed to be servants of the upper class, with no chance of ever bettering their lives. Their stations in life were determined by birth, and not by their achievements or accomplishments.
Then along came a group of highly intelligent, learned men, who stated for the all to hear, that our rights come not by grant of any king, but because we are children of the Creator of All Things. This was a truly radical concept for the times, and despite the many obstacles in their path, these men won all Americans the right to live free from government control of their lives.
The War of Northern Aggression (Civil War) was fought to protect and defend from attack by the Northern forces, the rights and freedoms belonging to all Americans. That war was not about the North saving the Union; it was about the South preserving the principles on which the Union was founded. We all know how it ended.
Our land was soaked with the blood of the last of the freedom lovers directly descended from the original American Revolutionaries. These people remembered the reasons for the original Revolution. They died in a losing effort to maintain freedom for their posterity.
After the War of Northern Aggression, the remaining Americans were a beaten people - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Their vulnerability made them excellent targets for the dumbing down of the population that was to occur over the next hundred years.
The situation was further exacerbated with the fraudulent imposition of the Federal Reserve Act on an unsuspecting population. For 75 years, since patriot President Andrew Jackson revoked the charter of the second United States central bank, the American people enjoyed unprecedented prosperity, without a central bank to regulate and control their finances. In 1909, the Aldritch Plan was soundly rejected by Congress. The people did not want anything to do with a third central bank.
Then, in 1913, only four years after its sounds defeat in Congress, the Aldritch Plan was resurrected under the psychologically manipulative name, Federal Reserve Act, for the proposed central bank would not be federal, provide any financial reserves for the country, or act on behalf of the financial well being of the American people. This bill was also doomed to failure, but in a special session of Congress, called during the Christmas break, three representatives passed the Act and thereby unconstitutionally turned over to a private banking cartel the power to create and regulate money in the United States.
Sixteen years later, these same bankers orchestrated the collapse of the economy in what today is known as the Great Depression. In less than two decades, the most prosperous Republic on earth had been economically destroyed by a cabal of international bankers. This further decimated the passion of the American people.
With the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, the final nail was prepared for the coffin of the American soul. It is common knowledge that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt prodded the Japanese until they attacked Pearl Harbor, thus giving FDR an excuse to enter the War. This resulted in killing off the bravest of our brethren; those who stood truest to the principles enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution for the United States.
The twentieth century saw the industrial revolution, the restructuring of the American financial and banking system, and the injection of the federal government into the educational system. Public schools stopped teaching America’s founding principles or even general civics. I recall meeting a 29-year-old woman who had never read the Declaration of Independence until she attended one of my freedom seminars. Yet, she read the Communist Manifesto as part of her ninth grade school curriculum!
It is interesting to note that I could not answer all of the questions contained in the eight grade final exam given to public school students in Salina, Kansas in 1881. I’m a pretty intelligent guy, but these questions were really difficult! It seems that back then, students were expected to know this kind of information in order to graduate from eighth grade.
Not one public school student from today’s United States would be able to pass that test. Not one.
Our children have been taught to be docile and obedient. They have learned not to raise controversial issues; to go along in order to get along; that a good citizen is one who supports the government. They have learned thoroughly un-American lessons.
Most significantly, they have learned to not be critical thinkers. Our modern society has an unthinking population, and unthinking they will remain, unless we - the few who can still think - do something to change the direction in which our country is heading, and restore to our population their heritage of truth, justice, and freedom for all.
The United States has become a thinking man’s desert; a place where the unthinking are rewarded and the intelligent and creative are punished. What significant differences these are from our Founding Fathers’ visions of our Republic. We have fallen so very far from the pinnacle of their dreams.
Would that the thinking people who still remain among us take action to restore our country to a land where people come to live free, enjoy the fruits of their own labors, and seek and administer justice for all people, regardless of class, social distinction, wealth, or position. If they would only do so, then we can still establish an island of hope in the midst of a sea of injustice and oppression.
It is this oasis in an otherwise thinking man’s desert that we must create. Once we do so, we will finally be in a position to reclaim our country as the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life". Therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system.
Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest… years. (When it gets old, it smells like vinegar.)
It is important to always have aspirin in the home, especially by your bedside.
About Heart Attacks
There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
NOTE: There may be no pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterward, phone a neighbor or family member who lives very close by and state, "HEART ATTACK!"and that you have taken two aspirins.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa and wait for his or her arrival and DO NOT LIE DOWN!
I have already shared the information! What about you? Forward this message. IT MAY SAVE LIVES!
As a computer programmer I often think about ideas for developing games. Recently, war games have been on my mind and the interesting thing about designing a war game is that it puts your mind in the frame-set of "what would I have to do to conquer the world?" Well, I came up with an interesting strategy.
It is self-evident, from a conquering mindset, that a nation is only as powerful as it's military might. So let's say we start by growing a sharp minded, God loving, hardworking middle class. These are the people that honestly go out and discover the technology and build the foundational infrastructure I need.
Then at a certain point of critical mass I begin to de-educate the population. It splits into a larger lower class and smaller upper class (who serve largely to master the lower with jobs and corporations).
I introduce a "Hollywood" to sell and exploit sex to remove the moral inhibition to procreate without conscience. I create a welfare system that pays a woman more money for the more children she has. After they have reduced moral inhibition, they now have incentive (to procreate without worry of consequence). I introduce a "fast food" system that appeals to the lower class because it's cheap, but perhaps more secretly, serves as a vector for feeding hormones into this lower class creating a more beefy and muscular group. Their long-term health is irrelevant as I only need large use of them in their teens and twenties.
My military becomes the only way for them to get out of the ghettos and earn a decent living.
In this way, I am able to build up my armies.
A novel idea? is it possible that someone else already thought of it?
By the way, it might be interesting to note, if you don't already know, that ant colonies develop their soldier-ants by feeding them a special hormone from birth.
This unnamed corporation was being forced to cut costs in order for it to be competitive in the marketplace. The CEO came up with a pretty creative solution that made everyone happy except the people he was laying off. Here's his letter to his workers.
Letter From the Boss:
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is our president and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%. But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.
So this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change; I gave it to them.
I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
It happened to me a month ago at Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1279, 10411 North Freeway 45 in Houston, Texas.
I bought over $150 worth of stuff. When I glanced at my receipt as the cashier was handing me the bags, I saw a cash-back of $40.
I told her I didn't request a cash back and to delete it.
She said I'd have to take the $40 because she couldn't delete it.
I told her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came and said I'd have to take it.
I said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my Discover and I wasn't paying interest on a cash advance! If they couldn't delete it then they would have to delete the whole order. So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything!
The second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed and a cash-back of $20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier and she deleted it. The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the electronic pad must be defective.
Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she NEVER offered me the $40 at the beginning. Can you imagine how many people went through before me and at the end of her shift how much money she pocketed?
Check your receipts!
This could probably happen at any store where they will give you cash back so be cautious.
My co-worker went to the Milford, Delaware Wal-Mart last week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her along and didn't give her a receipt. She asked the cashier for a receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave it to her. My worker didn't look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for $20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK.
My co-worker called Walmart, which investigated but could not see the cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niece told her this.
There is a scam going on. The cashier will ask for cash back and hand it to her friend who is the next person in line.
Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using debit cards.
The store has the cashier under investigation now. We can only pray that she is caught very soon.
My husband and I were in Wal-Mart North Salisbury, Maryland, paying with a credit card. When my husband went to sign the electronic pad, he just happened to notice there was a $20 cash back added.
He told the cashier that he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this machine has been messing up and she canceled it.
We really didn't think anything of it until we read this email.
Please be aware.
ATLANTA, Georgia - July 28, 2009 - The pump should have totaled $68.00. When the receipt was printed it read $77.00.
She got mad, went inside the store, asked for a calculator and let them do the math. They refunded her. She told them that if they cheat they had better make it right. Normally, her husband would skip printing the receipt. Not her.
We saw on the news the other night that this is happening everywhere.
This is a true story, so read it carefully.
On April 24, 2008, I stopped at a BP gas station in Georgia. My truck's gas gauge was on ¼ of a tank. I use mid-grade gas, which was priced at $3.71 per gallon. When my tank is at this point it takes somewhere around 14 gallons to fill it.
When the pump showed 14 gallons had been pumped, I began to slow it down. However, to my surprise it went to 15 and then 16 gallons. I even looked under my truck to see if gas was being spilled. It was not.
Then it showed 17 gallons on the pump. It stopped at 18 gallons. This was very strange to me, since my truck has only an 18 gallon tank. I went on my way a little confused, then on the evening news I heard a report that 1 out of 4 gas stations had calibrated their pumps to show more gas had been pumped than a person actually received.
Here is how to check a pump to see if you are getting the right amount of gas:
Whichever grade you are using, put EXACTLY 10 GALLONS in your tank; then look at the dollar amount. If the dollar amount is not EXACTLY 10 times the price of the fuel you have chosen, then the pumps are rigged.
In my case, the mid-grade was $3.71 9/10 per gallon; my dollar amount for 10 gallons should have been $37.19. I wish I had checked the pump.
If you do find a station that is cheating, contact the State Agriculture Department and direct your comments to the Commissioner. Contact info is on the gas pump.
We need to put a stop to this outrageous cheating and fraud. The gas companies are already making high enough profits at honest rates.
National Political Awards
Welcome to the Phony Awards national political awards presentation satire national and worldwide phenomenon! Below you will find the categories in which these awards will be presented.
Watch for the Phony Awards presentation... coming soon!
For the most successful political deception; this award goes to an event, as opposed to a person (for example, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah building, etc.). This is the final award to be presented (equivalent to the Oscar for Best Picture).
Best Fraud Director
This equates to the Oscar for Best Director. It goes to the individual who is responsible for perpetrating the most effective fraud on the American people (for example, Karl Rove for orchestrating the acquisition of the presidency by George W. Bush without ever being elected to the position).
Best performance by a Senator
For best acting job by an elected official in the Senate. In other words, the senator who has put on the best performance (be sure to explain the “performance” in some detail).
Best performance by a Representative
For best acting job by an elected official in the House. In other words, the representative who has put on the best performance (be sure to explain the “performance” in some detail).
Best performance by an unelected official
For best acting job by an unelected official. This goes to any appointed official, even if he or she doesn’t work in the House or Senate. Nominees could include those who are nominated in either of the previous two categories.
Best impersonation of a public servant
Goes to the person who has most effectively maintained an image of selflessness and dedication to the American people while actually working against their interests.
Pork Barrel award
For the most wasteful use of public funds.
Best original plan to undermine freedom
This goes to the best plan, whether implemented or not, to undermine freedom in America.
For the most dishonest judge (federal or state).
Gutless Sheriff award
For the sheriff who does the least to protect the freedoms and property rights of the people in his county.
Alexander M. Haig crisis management award
This goes to the elected or appointed government official or employee who has displayed the greatest disregard for constitutional limitations while dealing with some kind of emergency.
Tom Delay ethics award
For the elected or appointed official whose behavior most reflects the kind of ethics we have come to expect from politicians.
Al Capone business management award
For the government agency, instrumentality, or organization that has shown the greatest ability to extort and intimidate the American people into compliance.
Mark Furman minority relations award
For the elected or appointed government official or employee who has shown the greatest bias, bigotry, prejudice, and partiality in the performance of his or her duties.
Harry Houdini special effects award
For the best display of political sleight-of-hand.
George Orwell Newspeak award
For the best example of Orwellian newspeak (for example, George W. Bush, for developing the word “terrorist” into a justification for the most egregious violations of American law).
Robert Mugabe creative economics award
For the individual most responsible for the current state of the U.S. economy.
Josef Stalin security enhancement award
For the individual or organization that most exemplifies the security philosophies of Hitler and Stalin (for example, Dept. of Homeland Security).
Joseph Goebbels public relations award
For the most skillful liar in government.
Pond Scum Lifetime Achievement award
For an individual who has had a consistent and profound impact on the lives of the American people throughout his or her political career.
Thank you Lee Parker for your tireless efforts, not just on behalf
of The Voice of Freedomand Freedom Bound International, but on behalf of all the people who come to us for help.
You never stop; you always offer your endless support, best efforts, and sincerest feelings to all with whom you interact.
You are a genuine Seeker of Truth and Lover of Freedom.
There is no higher praise that could ever be expressed.
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August 14, 2008 - I called this afternoon and Mayor Valley answered his own line.
I asked him about the allegations that the curfew he imposed on the city is unlawful, running contrary to the city charter and state and federal constitutions. He explained that he is an attorney and then assured me that he had not broken any law.
When I asked how he could make that statement, considering that according to the ACLU, the city charter specifically prohibits him from instituting a curfew for more than 48 hours without involving the city council, he said that the curfew he instituted was only for 48 hours; he then instituted another curfew for 48 hours, etc.
When I asked him about those innocent citizens who get caught up in the police action surrounding the curfew, he cited the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Terry v. Ohio, in which the Supremes said that police can ask anyone for identification at anytime. I cited the Supreme Court ruling concerning a Nevada man who was asked to provide ID - in that ruling the court determined that there must be a reason for the police inquiry.
I asked him about curfews in the Land of the Free and he cited the need to balance between liberty and peace and security.
His main justification for all of this is that the people are entitled to peace. He claims that the people who live in Helena-West Helena have been mostly supportive of the curfew.
Apparently, the city council has imposed a new semi-curfew that does not affect adults, but imposes restrictions on minors during school hours and between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.
Contact Helena, Arkansas Mayor’s Office
James F. Valley
870-572-5034 - fax
Division Chief Investigations
Michael R. Morrissey
ask to speak with his assistant
Arkansas Mayor’s Office
Mayor James Valley
Governor Mike Beebe
ask for liaison Stacy Stark
August 11, 2008 - I have advised my good friends and family to have cash in hand (not in banks) by August 14, 2008, because come the 16th, a freeze on assets in the United States limiting cash withdraws from banks and investment accounts may go into effect. The evening of the 15th just may be the start of the worst evil global chaos in the last 50 years. Be prepared.
In Mel Brooks’ brilliant comedy, Blazing Saddles, there is a scene where movie villain Hedley Lamarr (that’s HEDLEY) is hiring bands of criminals to further his evil designs. During the assignment of badges to these social reprobates, one group of Mexican banditos is heard to comment, “Badges! Badges! We don’t need no stinking badges!”
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"There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue."
Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury
October 14, 1929
"Secretary Lamont and officials of the Commerce Department today denied rumors that a severe depression in business and industrial activity was impending, which had been based on a mistaken interpretation of a review of industrial and credit conditions issued earlier in the day by the Federal Reserve Board."
New York Times
December 5, 1929
"The Government's business is in sound condition."
Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury
December 28, 1929
"Maintenance of a general high level of business in the United States during December was reviewed today by Robert P. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, as an indication that American industry had reached a point where a break in New York stock prices does not necessarily mean a national depression."
Associated Press dispatch
January 13, 1930
"Reports to the Department of Commerce indicate that business is in a satisfactory condition, Secretary Lamont said today."
January 21, 1930
"Definite signs that business and industry have turned the corner from the temporary period of emergency that followed deflation of the speculative market were seen today by President Hoover. The President said the reports to the Cabinet showed the tide of employment had changed in the right direction."
News dispatch from Washington
January 24, 1930
"Trade recovery now complete President told. Business survey conference reports industry has progressed by own power. No Stimulants Needed! Progress in all lines by the early spring forecast."
New York Herald Tribune
March 8, 1930
"President Hoover predicted today that the worst effect of the crash upon unemployment will have been passed during the next sixty days."
May 1, 1930
"While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence and character of the people of the United States - that is, prosperity."
President Herbert Hoover
June 29, 1930
"The worst is over without a doubt."
James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor
August 29, 1930
"American labor may now look to the future with confidence."
James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor
September 12, 1930
"We have hit bottom and are on the upswing."
James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor
October 16, 1930
"Looking to the future I see in the further acceleration of science continuous jobs for our workers. Science will cure unemployment."
Charles M. Schwab
October 20, 1930
"President Hoover today designated Robert W. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, as chairman of the President's special committee on unemployment."
October 21, 1930
"President Hoover has summoned Colonel Arthur Woods to help place 2,500,000 persons back to work this winter."
"I see no reason why 1931 should not be an extremely good year."
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., General Motors Co.
January 20, 1931
"The country is not in good condition."
June 9, 1931
"The depression has ended."
Dr. Julius Klein, Assistant Secretary of Commerce
These companies import Middle Eastern oil:
Citgo oil is imported from Venezuela by President Hugo Chavez.
The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC. If you do the math at $149 per barrel, that's millions per day (billions per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our confirmed enemies!!!!!
Here are some large companies, each of which imports zero barrels of Middle Eastern oil:
BP / Phillips
1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless attending a school function.
4. You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
5. You may not travel beyond city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
6. You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
11. Your dresses must not be any shorter than two inches above the ankle.
12. To keep the schoolroom neat and clean, you must:
- sweep the floor at least once daily;
- scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water;
- clean the blackboards at least once a day;
- start a fire at 7 a.m. so the room will be warm by 8 a.m.
Ed. Note: When you consider the state of American society today, I am not sure that we wouldn’t be better off if we restored rules of this sort. What do you think?
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WASHINGTON - August 21, 2008 - U.S. consumers should brace for the biggest increase in food prices in nearly 20 years in 2008 and even more pain next year due to surging meat and produce prices, the Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.
TOKYO, Japan - August 19, 2008 - The Bank of Japan delivered its bleakest assessment of the economy since the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and 1998 in a sign that a global slump ignited by the tight credit market in the United States might be spreading too quickly for Japan to avert recession.