Monday, December 27, 2010

Bloody Christmas Eve in Nigeria

Sunday, December 19, 2010

That Collective Negation of Humanity (the UN) Hit List 2011

You couldn't make it up:

Not the North-Korean nuclear threat

Not the Iranian nuclear threat

Not the very dangerous situation in Pakistan

Not the huge new wave of refugees and illegal immigrants in Europe/Israel and the US

Not the insolvable situation in Afghanistan and Iraq

Not the referendum for Southern Sudan independence to stop the jihadi genocide

Not the banking crisis in the Western world and the financial collapse of some EU countries


Ban Ki-moon names settlement freeze a top UN goal for 2011

In end of year press conference in New York, UN chief says he will work to improve the quality of life in Gaza.

hat tip to Atlas Shrugs

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Green Power just generates Red Ink/Viv Forbes

12th December 2010

Green Power generates Red Ink

It's time to end the mollycoddling of wind and solar energy toys before this stupidity does irreversible damage to Australia’s electricity supply and costs.

The mindless green dream of producing serious base load power from whimsical breezes and intermittent sunbeams has caused a halt to new low-cost coal power, a boom in expensive gas power, a national debate about nuclear power and no effect at all on global climate.

The frivolous wind and solar generators already installed have caused a surge in electricity prices, a bonanza for Chinese manufacturers and well founded doubts about our future ability to keep the lights on.

Provision of cheap reliable energy is a basic requirement for modern civilisation and is the engine that lifts people from poverty. It is far too important to be left to green dreamers, anti-industrial zealots, vote seeking politicians, engineering illiterates and guilt-ridden millionaires.

It is already obvious from Denmark, Spain, California and Germany that subsidising green power creates very little power but much red ink in the accounts. It always causes massive burdens for tax payers, electricity consumers and industry. Tax payers and investors will rue the day they allowed politicians to waste their savings on chimeras.

Get rid of all the mandated markets, subsidies and tax breaks for all energy generators, and leave power engineers and business managers to work out how best to supply our future energy needs in a free competitive market.

Subsidised power must collapse under its own dead weight. But every day's delay increases the eventual cost.

Viv Forbes
Carbon-Sense Coalition

More Info:

The Green Energy Collapse:

Creating Green Jobs, in China:

Friday, December 3, 2010

Austrian MP Ewald Stadler adresses Turkish Ambassador

The Austrians are getting fed up with the Turkish Muslim one-way tolerance policy. Can you tell?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Warm, Watered and Well Fed is Better"

The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that all government efforts to stop global warming and cut carbon dioxide emissions were anti-life and against the interests of all mankind.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that this generation of foolish politicians are the first in history to complain about the beneficial effects that have always accompanied the periodic but short warm eras that punctuate earth’s history.

"The human story is intimately tied to the grand cycles of climate and the Chicken Littles should study these before squawking.

"Distant climate history is well recorded in rock strata, ice cores, tree rings, ancient shore lines, marine sediments, pollen distribution, fossil occurrences, coral reef growth, distribution of ancient vegetation, stalactite growth rings and carbon isotope ratios. More recent history is abundantly supplemented in clay tablets, cave paintings, rock art, ancient scrolls, inscriptions, historical events and records, monuments and epitaphs, the rise and fall of empires and direct records of temperature, sun spots, river levels, rainfall, droughts, floods, heat waves and bone chilling blizzards.

“Anyone who studies these records will see that eras warmer than today are periodic but short chapters in the earth story. The most recent major ice age ended a mere 11,500 year ago, when the Modern Interglacial commenced. Since then, earth has experienced five warm eras.

“In the first warm era starting about 4300 BC, the Sahara bloomed with plants, forests spread over Northern Europe and Canada and there was sufficient water for irrigation in Arabia. This era ended when blizzards and ice returned for nearly 1,000 years. Another short warm era started about 1450 BC, but was ended by another bout of cold dry weather that caused depopulation in Greece and Turkey and hardship everywhere.

“In the Roman Warm era, starting about 250 BC, the world smiled again and populations grew. But the warmth was cut short by the return of the snows which forced Vikings and Norsemen out of their frozen North to pillage and then colonise warmer southern lands.

“Then we had the Medieval Warm Period, starting about 800 AD, a time of great achievement and prosperity. Farmers moved back into Scotland and Norway, Greenland was colonised and corn was grown. Vineyards produced wine near Manchester, in East Prussia and Norway. Even Tasmania warmed up. Trade and industry flourished and people had surpluses for culture and education. Cambridge, Oxford and Bologna Universities were founded and cathedrals and temples were built at Westminster Abbey, Notre Dame, Canterbury, Cologne, Florence, Castile and Angkor Wat.

“But Jack Frost returned with the Little Ice Age starting about 1300 AD. Famine, food riots and disease again stalked Europe. Glaciers advanced, ice caps expanded, droughts and blizzards became more common and gales wracked Europe (and destroyed the Spanish Armada). Frosts killed orchards, North Sea cod moved south, food prices soared and farms were abandoned. In Scotland and Norway the capitals moved south and villages were abandoned. The Greenland colony perished. During the frigid years of the Dalton Minimum (1790 – 1820 AD) Napoleon’s Grand Army perished in a bitter Russian winter.

“Then in 1860, with no help from men burning coal or oil, earth started to warm again. This continued until 1942. A cooling spell from 1942 to 1976 had the Alarmists worried that the ice was about to return, but warming resumed from 1976 to 1998. Temperatures have been cooling slightly since then, despite the boom in burning of coal and oil.

“Even a casual glance at climate and human history will show that the warm eras like today are far more beneficial for all life than the cold dry eras.

“People prefer warm climates. They do not flock to Alaska, Archangel or Antarctica for winter – they head for Bermuda, the Black Sea or Bali. All over the world, the human race is migrating towards the sun belts – Florida, the Riviera, and Capricornia – very few volunteer to live in Siberia or Patagonia. President Putin voiced what many Russians must think – “a bit of warmth would be welcome here”.

“Moreover, a bit of warmth would vastly increase the land suitable for growing food and fibres. On the other hand, a slight cooling would take much of the farmlands of Canada, Northern Eurasia and New Zealand out of production, and parts of Tasmania and Victoria may have to convert from producing wheat and dairy products to farming caribou or reindeer.

“Warm eras also provide more rainfall because of the additional evaporation from oceans, lakes, snow and ice, followed by additional precipitation via rain and snow.

“When warmth and moisture are combined with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the beneficial effects on plant life are multiplied. A doubling of the CO2 content of the air would have insignificant effect on global warming but would have marvellous effects on plant (and then animal) life:

  1. Growth rate of herbaceous plants would increase 30%
  2. Growth rate of forest plants would increase 50%
  3. All plants would be more tolerant of drought and heat
  4. Food production would need less land and less artificial fertiliser
“All of this magic can be achieved by allowing man’s activities to recycle more CO2 and water to the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a colourless, harmless “gas of life” which is in trace quantities in the atmosphere, and has insignificant effects on global temperatures. Why then are politicians taxing carbon and encouraging people to waste money on foolish schemes such as trying to bury valuable carbon dioxide in artificial and expensive carbon cemeteries?

“The whole animal kingdom, including mankind, relies totally on plants to survive. Without grasses and cereals on land and plankton in the sea, most of mankind would starve.

“All plants need moisture, warmth, and carbon dioxide to grow and flourish. Why then are we having hysterics because the earth is currently blessed with more than average of these three magic life sustainers?

“Even the dumbest sheep in Australia knows that being warm, watered and well fed is better than being cold, thirsty and starving.”

“Maybe we should give sheep a vote?”
Viv Forbes
The Carbon Sense Coalition
MS 23
Rosewood Qld
0754 640 533

Disclosure of Interest:

Viv Forbes earns income from three carbon emitting industries, coal, cattle and sheep. He hates frosts, droughts and starving stock. He also uses cement, steel and electricity, buys diesel for his tractor, petrol for his car and gas for his barby. He uses trains and occasionally boards an aeroplane. He eats carbon based foods, pays taxes and uses government services funded by taxes on the carbon industries. All of these industries and services will be harmed by carbon taxes, emissions trading or carbon sequestration. He is also a scientist, investment analyst, computer modeller and political analyst. Like the great majority of Australians, he has a big vested interest in the outcome of this historic debate.

Selected References:

Moore, Thomas Gale, 1995: “Global Warming – a Boon to Humans and Other Animals”, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Idso, Sherwood, and Idso, Craig, 2007: “Carbon Dioxide & Global Change: Separating Scientific Fact from Personal Opinion”.

We hope you may help us spread “Carbon Sense”.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Having a Last Fling at Cancun

Letter to the Editor

1st December 2010

The Last Fling of the Thermophobics?

For 20 years now the thermophobics of the IPCC have been trying to shock us with dire threats of global warming.

But if they are so scared of warmth why do they go to places like Cancun for their annual office party?

Cancun is a lovely tropical beach resort – warm weather, azure seas, white sugary beaches, great reefs and fish, amazing lagoons, a whole strip of massive resorts and cocktails by the pool. Definitely not a hardship location - perhaps they realize their party is coming to an end and want to have some fun before they are pushed off the gravy train?

If they really want to cure their thermophobia they should have their next conclave in Archangel or Murmansk. And it should be supplied only with wind and solar power. Let them see and feel the deathly grip of darkness and ice.

Maybe they would learn that life has nothing to fear from warmth or moist air richly laden with the gas of life, carbon dioxide.

What we all need to fear is a frigid, dry and carbon deficient atmosphere and the remorseless advance of silent, sterile, life-extinguishing ice.

Viv Forbes
153 Schneider Road
Rosevale Qld 4340 Australia

Phone 0754 640 533

For a glimpse of global warming in Britain today.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Boycott the Cancun Climate Circus

Please Spread Around

For Immediate Release

30th November 2010

Boycott the Cancun Climate Circus

Statement by Viv Forbes, Chairman, the Carbon Sense Coalition

The Carbon Sense Coalition today called on all Australian governments to boycott the Cancun Climate Change Circus.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said “we do not want a repeat of the Copenhagen obscenity when 45,000 people gathered to discuss how to reduce things like air travel and conspicuous consumption”.

Forbes said there is no reason for Australia to attend.

“This conference is no longer about climate – it is about international redistribution of wealth and industry from the west to the rest of the world. Australia is part of the spoils they hope to redistribute."

“There is zero chance of global agreement on emissions trading schemes or more carbon taxes. The political landscape and public opinion in the USA has turned dramatically sceptical of the increasingly shrill predictions from the desperate alarmists. Moreover, trading in carbon credits in Chicago has collapsed and even Al Gore is recanting on ethanol. Without US participation, nothing will be agreed globally."

“In addition, for over a decade, the whimsical world climate has mocked the feverish forecasts of the IPCC. Global Warming looks like becoming Global Cooling (still caused by burning coal of course). Prudently they chose tropical Mexico for this conference or the world media would be treated again to the amusing spectacle of warmists shivering in another bitter northern winter of “unseasonal” snow and blizzards."
“So they are plotting a new scheme – enforced global rationing of carbon emissions on a per capita basis. This means transfer of Australian wealth, industry and jobs to India, China and Africa for decades to come. And to bypass parliaments and the suspicious electorate, this will be attempted via “International Agreements”.

“Australia should send no more than one observer to Cancun, and that person should have no power to agree to anything. In particular there should be no promises to extend the failed but costly Kyoto Accord, and no transfer of authority to any new international body.

“A boycott makes more sense than sending jumbo jets of people to beach resorts in Mexico to talk about reducing that sort of activity.”

Authorised by:

Viv Forbes

Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition
Rosevale, Qld, Australia

Phone 07 5464 0533


For those interested in more info see:

IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer clarifies matters:

“The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War … one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”

Thursday, November 25, 2010

'The Euro Game Is Up! Who the hell do you think you are?' - Nigel Farage...

It appears that things are getting just a wee bit heated across the pond!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Free corn anyone?

As our government considers S510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, understand how this will eventually deprive us of our ability to grow our own food for our own consumption or sale, and leave us completely dependent on the federal government for our very sustenance - the story below describes very graphically how the government could enslave us by their complete and total control of our food supply -

How to Catch a Wild Hog (or The End of Freedom)

By Lowell E. Hedges

Several years ago I was supervising a beginning teacher in a city school system. One day during our end-of-the-day feedback conference, the young man gave a facial grimace and began to rub his back. I asked him if he had strained his back in the school lab.

After a long period of silence, he sat down at his desk and explained that he had immigrated to the United States because of political problems in his native country. The discomfort in his back was caused by a bullet wound he had received while fighting the Communists who were trying to take over his country's government. He was then a member of the underground nationalist force.

Then he asked me a surprising question: "Dr. Hedges, do you know how to catch a wild hog?"

The question was completely out of context regarding the day's classroom and lab teaching. I replied, "I'm not sure what you are talking about. Tell me."

"First," he said, "you find out where the wild hogs are roaming and feeding and then you put some corn out in the field. Soon they will come to eat the corn. You keep putting out the free corn. More wild hogs keep coming to eat the corn."

"So what?" I said. "That's normal for any animal."

"Be patient. I will tell you what comes next," he said. "After the hogs get used to your free corn, you put up a length of fence along one side of the feeding area. The hogs get used to it. You keep giving them the corn. Then you put up another section of fence at right angles to the first. You keep givin g them the corn. The hogs get used to the second fence. Then you put up another length of fence at right angles to the second section."

"You now have a U-shaped fenced area. The hogs get used to that section of the fence. You keep giving them free corn. Then you put another section of fence with a gate in it, making a closed area except for the gate. You keep giving them corn. Now, the hogs no longer are out in the fields, working to find their own food. They keep coming into the area to eat the free corn. They get used to the fenced area with the open gate. Then, one day you slam shut the gate when the hogs are inside the fenced area. The wild hogs are caught - they are your prisoners."

I understood then that the wild hogs were really the people of his native country and that the free corn was the enticements that the Communists were giving to the people.

"That's correct," the young man said. "Now, the hogs will not get anything to eat unless you give them food. You are in control. They depend on you to feed them, or they will starve. They can't get out into the fields and forests anymore to find their own food. They have probably forgotten how, as it is. They are your servants, your prisoners. They must obey you. Or else they starve."

"The hogs," he said, "were so accustomed to having the free corn, that they ignored the building of the fences that would eventually trap them. When the gate slammed shut, it was too late for them to realize what they had been blind to. The free corn was enticing, so effortless to obtain, but eventually the cause of their loss of freedom. The fence had been built; the gate had been shut."

At this point in our conversation, the young teacher , in a voice shaking with emotion and with fists hitting the desktop, loudly exclaimed, "This is what I see happening in America today! People are being offered free corn by the government. People are blind to the fences being built around them by the liberals - the socialists - and that is what frightens me! Just like it was happening in my homeland. The American people do not learn from history. And history shows that socialism/communism does not work."

"Take note of Russia. Has socialism been the best thing that ever happened to that country? Absolutely not! But socialism is what the American people are being fed, and they don't realize it. All they can focus on is the 'free corn.' They want more and more of the free corn. And this free corn is being fed to us little by little, and soon the gate will slam shut. I am very frightened, and also amazed, that the American people don't see what is being fed us, and for what purpose." With that said, the young man sat down at his desk and continued to rub his painful back.

And I was silent in my chair. And afraid. For I could visualize the supposedly "free corn" being fed to our nation's people and our growing addiction to the "free corn". And I could see the gate being slammed shut. We, the people of the United States of America, because of our ignorance of history, because of our addiction to the supposedly "free corn," could soon be prisoners of liberal socialism.

Along with this fighter for freedom from socialism/communism, I too, wanted to slam my fists on the desktop and cry out in a loud voice for all to hear, "Wake up, America! The fences are being built! Don't you see what is happening to us?" In the agenda of the new Congress governed by liberal socialists, there is much "free corn" being promised to the American people. In our greed for this "free corn," will we ignore the incremental building of the fences and the inevitable shutting of the gate? As I ponder the building of the fences now underway by the new Congress, I remember the old adage, "there is always free cheese in a mousetrap."

It seems the only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.

An article this week in GulagBound covers in more detail the implications of S.510 and why we must call our Congressmen and Senators to vote NO on this bill. Our liberties are being stripped away methodically by this administration.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stand By Me from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

Playing For Change
Song Around The World
Great video I found posted on newzeal  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TSA Screenings

The unannounced implementation of increasingly invasive airport screening procedures have been covered for days on news programs, radio talk shows and by the cable TV pundits. Every day another citizen is reporting their experience with the TSA – many being recorded and posted on the internet for the whole world to see. It started with John Tyner in San Diego, who said “Don’t touch my junk or I will have you arrested!” We saw a young boy having his shirt taken off and being patted down while his father just stood there watching. We heard from a flight attendant who was told she had to remove a prosthetic breast implant for them to inspect. Another man who had survived bladder cancer was forced to show his urostomy bag, leaving him covered in urine and causing him incredible embarrassment. A three year old girl screaming and climbing on her mother as a security agent pats her down. The alternative, like an Orwellian awful option, is that you can consent to submitting to an X-ray scanner that reveals your naked body to an unseen, unknown person “behind the curtain” delivering an untold amount of radiation to every square inch of your body. Even pilots and flight attendants are being subjected to these new screening procedures. Is this the best our government can come up with to assure safe air travel? A report from ABC News stated that there has been an increasing amount of intelligence indicating imminent terrorist attacks originating out of Germany. They may be trying to get explosives on planes by hiding them in prosthetic devises or in body cavities. It appears from reports, though, that such methods of smuggling explosives would not be detected using these devices. What are we doing? We are allowing our government to deprive us of our 4th amendment right against illegal search and seizure without probable cause and the right to be secure in our persons. Parents watch numbly as their children are being traumatized by the TSA. Is it disbelief? Amerika is becoming a police state as we dutifully submit to the ever increasing affronts to our personal dignity.

The federal government continues to be reactive to the terrorists' modus operandi, this latest due to the infamous failed "underwear bomber" of  Christmas 2009. They must be proactive in utilizing intelligence gathering and profiling methodology in identifying people who could potentially be a security threat. Israel has been doing this successfully for many years.

I fear that all of this enhanced screening has someone laughing in a cave somewhere at the lunacy of our government's attempts to thwart another attack in the air while they are planning on blowing up a bridge or train or other largely populated area.

Perhaps it is time to consider that no matter what new technology we can invent, whatever new infringement of our rights or to our sense of modesty and decency can be imagined, it might be better to go back to a time when there was no technology on which to rely. How would we screen people if there were no x-ray machines or metal scanners or full body scanners? The fact of the matter is, when TSA agents are given training and instructions on how to pat down a child, or ask a woman to remove a prosthetic breast, or look at the scanned image of a virtually naked body, they cease to think beyond this type of training to actually notice the profiled behavior patterns that could indicate someone who might truly be a threat to security.

The president should be asked how he would feel if his daughters and wife were required to submit to these enhanced screening procedures while he stood by unable to do anything about it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cars, cattle and ethanol

Letter to the Editor from my new friend Viv Forbes at

23rd November 2010

Why are emissions from cattle eating grain classed as bad whereas emissions from cars burning grain ethanol are good?

Consider a paddock of corn. Most of the carbon in the growing plant comes from carbon dioxide in the air and is converted to plant material using solar energy via the magic of photosynthesis. Some comes from the atmosphere via microbes in the soil.

This plant material, either biomass or grain, can be fed to cattle or made into ethanol for motor fuel.

Both cattle and cars then use an internal digestion/combustion process to extract the energy stored in the plant material.

Both processes produce gaseous emissions. In cars, virtually every atom of ethanol carbon burnt produces one molecule of carbon dioxide. In cattle, some of the plant’s carbon is stored for a while in flesh and bones, and the rest is emitted as the natural gases carbon dioxide and methane. This methane is soon oxidised in the atmosphere to produce carbon dioxide.

Over the life of a car or a cow, they both produce the same carbon emissions. Every atom of carbon extracted from the air by the green plant eventually returns to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, the plant food. This is the cycle of life.

It is therefore scientific incompetence or deliberate fraud by government climate alarmists to claim that consuming ethanol in cars is good and should be subsidised but consuming the same plant material in cows must be rationed and taxed.

An ethanol industry propped up by subsidies and mandates is not sustainable. This industry damages taxpayers and pushes up the cost of grains, beef, pork, eggs, milk and cereals.

Subsidising ethanol brings no environmental benefits and is the enemy of the poor and hungry of the world. Its special privileges should be immediately removed.

Viv Forbes

Idiots guide to public sector that produces no wealth (11Nov10)

Great video on the economy and taxes! Tip of the hat
to New Zeal!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is California dreaming?

One of the more interesting votes in California on November 2, 2010 was the vote AGAINST Proposition 23. The vote was 61% No to 38% Yes. The Suspend Air Pollution Control Law (AB32) – Proposition 23 - proposed to push back the timeline of the implementation of The Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) until unemployment in the state dropped to a more acceptable level of 5.5% for at least one year. As of September 2010 unemployment in California was at 12.4%.

The Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006. It was passed as a result of the now pretty much debunked (or at least highly questioned) theory that fossil‐based energy produces greenhouse gases that are the primary contributors to climate change. AB32 set the 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal into law. The reduction measures to meet the 2020 target are to be adopted at the start of 2011. The reduction measures address many sources of polluting emissions and the standards they are required to obtain by the year 2020. In reviewing just one of these reduction measures, the California Renewable Energy Standard requires a Renewable Energy Credit of 20% between the years 2012 – 2014, meaning that 20% of the energy supply must be provided through renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Looking at this single item in the reduction measures, one can see the massive regulatory demands for compliance in tracking emissions, monitoring emissions and procedures for applications for acceptance of renewable electricity credits. It also provides for assessing fines accruing DAILY for non-compliance. This is in addition to the cap and trade provisions that have been established by AB32 wherein California is working with six other western states and four Canadian provinces through the Western Climate Initiative.

Beginning January 1, 2011, energy prices will skyrocket in the state, due to the required use of renewable energy sources as established in AB32. This will add tremendous stress to an already struggling economy. With more money being spent to pay for basic necessities, less money is available to spend on discretionary items. This will hurt small businesses that will also be paying higher energy bills. Prices will have to be increased to cover the higher overhead costs. The loss of money in the economy combined with the rising cost of operating a business will result in many businesses having to close their doors. There is no better prescription for job killing legislation than this.

Alternative sources of energy are dramatically more expensive than conventional coal power. An article in The Morning Bell from The Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2010 reveals the prices of energy that President Barack Obama’s very own Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects for various sources of electricity per megawatt hour in 2016 (based on 2008 dollars) as follows:

• Conventional Coal Power      $  78.10
• Onshore Wind Power            $149.30
• Offshore Wind Power           $191.10
• Thermal Solar Power             $256.60
• Photo-voltaic Solar Power     $396.10

By not passing Proposition 23, California has made the decision to follow their idealistic path to green energy solutions at the expense of skyrocketing energy costs, as any present alternative to conventional fossil-fuel based energy production can be up to five times more expensive.

California is hoping that its future economic growth will be in becoming a leader in the “green jobs” industry. An analysis by Green Jobs Ready of the voting results concludes that Californians remain committed to upholding environmental standards and remain committed to greenhouse gas emission laws.

In researching for this column, I discovered in the Executive Summary of Assembly Bill 32 the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report dated December 5, 2007 it states:

“Decisions affecting land use directly affect energy use and the consequent production of greenhouse gases, primarily because of the strong relationship between where we live and work and our transportation needs. Significant efforts are necessary to reduce vehicle miles traveled to meet the state’s emission reduction goals. California must begin reversing the current 2 percent annual growth rate of vehicle miles traveled. Research shows that increasing a community’s density and its accessibility to job centers are the two most significant factors for reducing vehicle miles traveled.”

This statement ties in with what I have been covering in several columns here in Tampa Bay, and the proposed light rail system, one of which was "How Can We Live Without Light Rail?". The referendum on the ballot for a 14% increase in the sales tax from 7% to 8% was voted down by a 58% majority, and was an amazing accomplishment for a small group of women committed to defeating an incredibly well funded big business and government driven advertising campaign. We are talking David vs. Goliath proportions here. This indicates the intent of the government at all levels to "fundamentally transform" how we choose to live our lives. The goal is to move us into more densely populated regions where we will live, work and shop within walking distance or within walking distance of a public transportation system.

On a national note, cap and trade legislation has been stalled in the Senate, and with the public becoming more aware of the disastrous effects it would have on energy prices, during the lame duck session there will possibly be an attempt to pass new Federal government mandates as Renewable Electricity Standards as outined in this article in the New York Times. This is essentially California’s AB 32 at the federal level. The effects would be the same as cap and trade; higher energy prices and millions of jobs lost.

There is so much work being done at the local and state levels, as well as at the federal level, in passing legislation with overreaching regulations having to do with “climate change” and greenhouse gas emissions. “Exchanges”, “carbon credits”, “renewable electric credits”, are all just different names for taxes. This is a gigantic scheme by government and exchange brokers to make money out of nothing at all, and take any honestly earned wealth from individuals and businesses alike.

It is hard to believe that the proposition to legalize marijuana did not pass, because they must all be smoking the stuff!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dr. David Janda explains rationing and why Dr. Rob Steele must defeat Di...

Please take the time to watch this video. With the provisions that were passed in the Stimulus Bill combined with the mandates in Obamacare, Dr. David Janda explains the reality of rationing in this new age of "patient care rights for all." This has to be the priority of the new conservative Republican majority in our government. REPEAL THE BILL! Thanks to my friends at NewZeal for the video.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chinese Professor

Very powerful commercial from Citizens Against Government Waste.

Words of wisdom from Abraham Lincoln

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

... Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Are you a felon?

In an article from The Foundry by Conn Carroll today, he describes the plight of Abner Schoenwetter, a businessman who since 1986 has been distributing seafood throughout the country, caught in an arbitrary legal battle that resulted in him being sent to prison for 6 years. From 2000 to 2007, Congress has created 452 entirely new crimes, and civil liberties attorney Harry Silvergate estimates that the average working American unknowingly commits three felonies per day. This attempt to "criminalize" activities without our being duly informed of such new laws is a sobering thought in today's atmosphere of the ever watchful eye of "big brother".

Global Cooling? Now what did we do?

One of my favorite blogsites, Yid With Lid, exposes the newest scientific analysis predicting global cooling for the next 1000 years. In a previous article I revealed that the EU is trying to avoid the "excess" deaths from last year's freezing weather that killed nearly 40,000 mostly elderly citizens because they could not afford the fuel to keep warm.

"One Nation" 10-2 March - Incredibly Trashy

The saddest part of this is a major sponsor of this event was behind the previous video "No pressure"  The ignorance and hypocrisy is beyond words!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Warning: This is truly disgusting - 1010 Blow The Kids Up For Climate Change

This is pretty disgusting - but those of you who understand the pure evil and greed behind the climate change "alarmists" should see what they think of people who refuse to follow like sheep their idiotic scheme. No pressure!! This is a real organization, check it out at Please help make people aware of the increasing numbers of organizations and especially countries who are on board with this craziness.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is what socialism looks like

Some current tax rates

United Kingdom:

Income Tax: 50%

VAT: 17.5% TOTAL: 67.5%


France :

Income Tax: 40%

VAT: 19.6% TOTAL: 59.6%


Greece :

Income Tax: 40%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 65%


Spain :

Income Tax: 45%

VAT: 16% TOTAL: 61%


Portugal :

Income Tax: 42%

VAT: 20% TOTAL: 62%


Sweden :

Income Tax: 55%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 80%


Norway :

Income Tax: 54.3%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 79.3%


Netherlands :

Income Tax: 52%

VAT: 19% TOTAL: 71%


Denmark :

Income Tax: 58%

VAT: 25% TOTAL: 83%


Finland :

Income Tax: 53%

VAT: 22% TOTAL: 75%


If you've started to wonder what the real costs of socialism are going to be, once the full program in these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table. As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues !

They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions. Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting. That is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out. If you are following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece.

The United States is now heading right down the same path. The VAT tax in the table is the national sales tax that Europeans pay. The Obama-era Transaction Tax looms largely. Don't know what that is??  Better find out.

It's time to take a really hard look at reality. Greece is a perfect example. Despite the socialist system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout
money, and still. . .20% of their population lives in abject poverty.

What has all that socialism money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show? Do you think these people are "free"? They're NOT. They're slaves to their economic "system". This is where we are going unless we throw the present Congress and Obama out. Instead of spreading the wealth around, spread this
around. It might wake some people up.

--------- GOD BLESS AMERICA------------

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mourning in America

Sobering statistics! It is time for our elected officials to listen to US!

It is time to read Atlas Shrugged again

If you have never read Atlas Shrugged, and do not like where this country is headed, I suggest you pick up a copy - it was written in 1957 by Ayn Rand (who grew up in Communist Russia) but was so very prescient of what is happening in our country today. Check out this column from Bruce Bialosky where he talked about the medical profession and what they are saying. I have spoken to several doctors (about my age) and they are going to try continuing their practices for a couple of years, then are thinking about doing something else. We will lose all of these great physicians, who will be replaced with third world country doctors who are experienced in the "rationing" system of health care. Your care will then depend on how much value you are to the "collective". Good Luck with that!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Governor Charlie Crist Executive Orders

Back on July 13, 2007, Governor Charlie Crist signed Executive Orders 07-126, “Leadership by Example: Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Florida State Government”; Executive Order 07-127, “Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Florida”; and Executive Order 07-128, “Florida Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change.”

The U. N. Agenda 21 Sustainability initiatives are being implemented in the State of Florida. Our government is quickly adopting all of the United Nations programs and policies. We do not have to participate in this - it is all a complex and convoluted means for "distribution of wealth". Anyone who espouses any kind of "green" initiative or smart growth or power, or transient oriented development are all speaking about the same thing. Keep your ears and eyes open and I will do the same.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Government’s Light Bulb Ban Is Just Plain Destructive | The Heritage Foundation

Is it me, or is this getting to be a bit too much? The federal government is now banning our perfectly dependable old fashioned incandescent light bulbs, made right here in the good old USA, and forcing us to replace them with CFL's made in China that "may have a few glitches". In this article Government’s Light Bulb Ban Is Just Plain Destructive The Heritage Foundation, the hazards of these new light bulbs are itemized. Not to mention they will be produced in China, and GE has closed the last plant in America to make them. Could be another case of "distribution of wealth"...Ya think?

U.S. Education Secretary Vows to Make American Children 'Good Environmental Citizens' |

We had better take back our government this November! It is make it or break it time!

Check out this article U.S. Education Secretary Vows to Make American Children 'Good Environmental Citizens' Their goal is to begin "educating" our kids starting at kindergarten through federally subsidized school programs to "teach them about climate change and prepare them to contribute to the work force through green jobs." This is not education, this is INDOCTRINATION! There should be a gigantic "house cleaning" to eliminate the Department of Education. Educating our children is OUR job. It is not the responsibility of the federal government. Get involved! Join PTA! Make sure you know what your kids are being taught!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

U.K. Budget Calculator - What Would You Cut?

I found this interesting piece in the BBC UK News. They actually have a budget calculator so that you can try to make adjustments in different areas of government spending to cut the necessary 50 Billion Pounds from next the 2014/2015 budget. When you make cuts you see exactly how it will impact the services provided by the British government. Very interesting approach to letting them know there will be tough times ahead.

On a lighter note, or perhaps not, Robert Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, appeared on Jimmy Fallon last week and they were speaking of age, and Robert said he was "of an age" now (62) where he qualified for government assistance with his energy bill this winter. They are issuing fuel allotments because an "excess" of people died last year due to not being able to pay their energy bills and froze to death or suffered pneumonia and died. The number was close to 40,000! Sobering stuff.

Oh, and Jimmy Page can ride the buses for free now!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Old Story - Extreme left telling Jews to shut up, sacrifice themselves for other causes, or ELSE!

This is an outstanding analysis and comparison of 1930s-1940s Russia and Germany with events unfolding today, by Barry Rubin, on one of my favorite blog sites Yid With Lid. I feel it is extremely important to share with my followers and friends.Perhaps it is time to understand, Communism is just Fascism without the guns pointed at your head!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Award Gala

Our President omits a very important piece in reciting a portion of the Declaration of Independence, the part where we are endowed "by our Creator" with certain unalienable rights. I have one question. Was this omitted because he cannot recite it correctly (as I am sure all of you can) or because he does not believe this to be a fact? This is at about the 22.3 minute mark.

Busted - Orlando Mosque Finances Hamas Fundraiser

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to Gaza (Part 1 of 2)

Interesting view of what is really going on in Gaza. Not quite what we are being told, is it? Got this from, follow their site, they have a lot of good international information.

It's expensive to "go green"

Good commentary on how our "stimulus" money has been spent, from Moe Lane in the Red State Morning Briefing in his column today Sic Transit Gloria Green Jobs. As I have stated before the old saying "Greed is good" should now be "Green is good".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I hope this alarms you like it does me - This is not right people!

YID With LID: White House Tells Insurance Industry: SHUT UP About Obamacare-Caused Rate Hikes Or Else

Great article from YID With LID: White House Tells Insurance Industry: SHUT UP About Obamacare-Caused Rate Hikes Or Else regarding the heavy handed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' veiled threat to the insurance industry that if they raise premiums for coverage with the explanation that the new Affordable Health Care Act requires them to provide more coverage, they may find themselves not being able to participate in the Obamacare pool of insurers. "The White House wants the insurance companies silenced, HHS Secretary Sebelius sent a letter to the AHIP an insurance industry advocacy group. The letter written in a threatening tone said in part:

Given the importance of the new protections and the facts about their impact on costs, I ask for your help in stopping misinformation and scare tactics about the Affordable Care Act. Moreover, I want AHIP’s members to be put on notice: the Administration, in partnership with states, will not tolerate unjustified rate hikes in the name of consumer protections. "

The insurance industry is trying to remain solvent in a time when they are being forced into issuing policies with mandated coverages that expose them to more risk and exposure. The across the board "generic" policy coverage mandate will necessarily raise the cost of each policy - who does not understand this? (other than the White House) In a related article by Michael F. Cannon at Cato at Liberty he describes in more detail the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on several health insurers. He states "The Journal even included this handy chart, where the blue bars show how much ObamaCare will add to the cost of certain health plans in 2011."

What is alarming is that, instead of the White House understanding the impact of their Affordable Care Act and working with the industry to reduce the  all-inclusive coverage demands of this act, they instead send a threatening letter basically telling the insurance companies to just SHUT UP about it!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Progressive in Republican clothes

Tuesday evening Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe came to speak to the USF Student Government regarding light rail and their support of the 14% increase in the county sales tax. Frank Hernandez introduced Commissioner Sharpe, stating that Hillsborough County is in “dire need” of mass transit.

Commissioner Sharpe spoke about his blueprint for the future of the county. His focus is on creating jobs, high paying jobs, such as in the life sciences, so that the students at USF today will want to continue to live and work in this area after graduation. He said that in the past we have been focused on jobs in industries such as housing and agriculture, both of which are not growing here. (Where are they growing?) He stated that we need a good transit system and that would attract these high paying jobs to the Tampa Bay area. Commissioner Sharpe acknowledged that he was going against his party and was even challenged in the primary. He said that the Republican party is wrong on this issue.
He went on to say that the county grew rapidly in the past several years, and the cheapest and fastest way to accommodate the growth resulted in the sprawl we have today. People that bought homes in communities in south Hillsborough County with as many as 4 golf courses in a single development have created traffic problems. He stated that golf course communities are getting old. Who wants to live like that today? The new way to go is to build vertical, bring people together in more densely populated areas, with walk and bike trails, and more buses. He wants more buses, smaller buses, along with the light rail and the speed rail. This will make us economically competitive and will entice business to come here and the university students of today will want to stay here after they graduate, to work and make a life here.

I asked him about the negative cost of running the buses, which is about $40 million a year, and where that shortfall came from and what is that taking away from other county services. He said it was paid through property taxes, but did not comment further on that.
I also asked him if he thought that an 8% sales tax, which would be the highest in the state, would have a negative impact on bringing business and people here. He said that we do not have a state income tax and that Pasco, Pinellas and Polk will also be increasing their sales tax in the near future.

He also said they just signed a deal to grow algae as a fuel alternative on 600 acres in the county. I will check into that further.

The students speak of sustainability as if they understand what it means. At 18-21 years of age, when you either still live at home or are living in high density dorms or apartments, and are physically able to ride your bicycle around the campus or take the buses from one side to another, the convenience makes it understandable why one would be for the rail. Perhaps they should ask their parents, who very possibly live in gated golf course communities on a nice 1/2 acre of land, why they worked so hard all their lives just to end up being consigned to such an awful existence.

These bright young students should understand that the entire sustainability propaganda is straight out of the U. N. Agenda 21 doctrine, and buying into it strips away their God-given rights of life, liberty and their Constitutional rights of property ownership and freedom to live where they choose. In this column from the Canada Free Press posted on August 15, 2010, by Henry Lamb, he discusses the bill being presented by Senator Christopher Dodd called the "Livable Communities Act." S. 1619. It is currently on a fast track to being presented for a vote. Ever so silently and swiftly our government is taking away our freedoms.

There are two issues currently in play which will be covered in the next few articles. The CLEAR Act and President Obama's Executive Order regarding the creation of a National Ocean Council. Chilling stuff!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Save the light bulbs

If you do not already know, the EPA has passed a regulation that, beginning in 2014, we all have to change to these new light bulbs. In the Red State Morning Briefing, Erick Erickson asks Republicans to do one thing, and one thing only, which is to save the light bulbs. They are more dangerous than our incandescent bulbs (due to the mercury content) and come with specific instructions as to their disposal. And to top it off, only China makes them! This is just another example of the federal government's attempt to encroach on our freedom.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Judge cites homeschoolers for violating U.N. mandate

This is yet another reason to get as far away from the United Nations as possible before it is too late. Judge cites homeschoolers for violating U.N. mandate in Botswana, but they are having greater influence in European countries and here in the United States. It is a violation of the Constitution for the "state" to tell us what our children should and should not be taught.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Big Thanks To Our Sheepdogs

This letter was written by Charles Grennel and his comrades, veterans of the Global War On Terror. Grennel is an Army Reservist who spent two years in Iraq and was a principal in putting together the first Iraq elections in January 2005.

They wrote it to Jill Edwards, student at the University of Washington, who did not want to honor Medal of Honor winner USMC Colonel Greg Boyington.

Ms. Edwards, other students and faculty do not think those who serve in the U.S. armed services are good role models.

To: Jill Edwards, Student, University of Washington

Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs

Miss Edwards, I read of your student activity regarding the proposed memorial to Colonel Greg Boyington, USMC, and a Medal of Honor winner. I suspect you will receive many angry emails from conservative people like me.

You may be too young to appreciate fully the sacrifices of generations of servicemen and servicewomen on whose shoulders you and your fellow students stand. I forgive you for the untutored ways of youth and your naivete. It may be that you are simply a sheep. There's no dishonor in being a sheep, as long as you know and accept what you are.

William J. Bennett, in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997, said "Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident. We may well be in the most violent times in history, but violence is still remarkably rare. This is because most citizens are kind, decent people, not capable of hurting each other except by accident or under extreme provocation. They are sheep.

Then there are the wolves who feed on the sheep without mercy. Do you believe there are wolves out there who will feed on the flock without mercy? You better believe it. There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget that, or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial.

Then there are sheepdogs, and I'm a sheepdog. I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf. If you have no capacity for violence, then you are a healthy productive citizen, a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined [yourself as] an aggressive sociopath, a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? What do you have then? A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the unsheltered path.

Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.

We know that the sheep live in denial, that is what makes them sheep.

They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire exits throughout their kids' schools. But many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kids' school. Our children are thousands of times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by school violence than fire, but the sheep's only response to the possibility of violence is denial. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their child is just too hard. So they choose the path of denial.

The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot, and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic, such as ours. Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land.

They would prefer that he didn't tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports, in camouflage fatigues, holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go Baa. Until the wolf shows up Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.

The students, the victims, at Columbine High School were big, tough high school students, and under ordinary circumstances would not have had the time of day for a police officer. They were not bad kids; they just had nothing to say to a cop. When the school was under attack, however, and SWAT teams were clearing the rooms and hallways, the officers had to physically peel those clinging, sobbing kids off of them.

This is how the little lambs feel about their sheepdog, when the wolf is at the door. Look at what happened after September 11, 2001, when the wolf pounded hard on the door. Remember how America, more than ever before, felt differently about their law enforcement officers and military personnel? Understand that there is nothing morally superior about being a sheepdog; it is just what you choose to be.

Also understand that a sheepdog is a funny critter. He is always sniffing around out on the perimeter, checking the breeze, barking at things that go bump in the night, and yearning for a righteous battle. That is, the young sheepdogs yearn for a righteous battle. The old sheepdogs are a little older and wiser, but they move to the sound of the guns when needed, right along with the young ones.

Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day.

After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America, said "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes" The sheepdogs, the warriors, said "Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference." You want to be able to make a difference. There is nothing morally superior about the sheepdog, the warrior, but he does have one real advantage. Only one. And that is that he is able to survive and thrive in an environment that would destroy 98 percent of the population.

Research was conducted a few years ago with individuals convicted of violent crimes. These cons were in prison for serious, predatory crimes of violence: assaults, murders, and killing law enforcement officers. The vast majority said they specifically targeted victims by body language:

Slumped walk, passive behavior, and lack of awareness. They chose their victims like big cats do in Africa, when they select one out of the herd that is least able to protect itself.

Some people may be destined to be sheep, and others might be genetically primed to be wolves or sheepdogs. But I believe that most people can choose which one they want to be, and I'm proud to say that more and more Americans are choosing to become sheepdogs.

Seven months after the attack on September 11, 2001, Todd Beamer was honored in his hometown of Cranbury, New Jersey. Todd, as you recall, was the man on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania who called on his cell phone to alert an operator from United Airlines about the hijacking. When they learned of the other three passenger planes that had been used as weapons, Todd and the other passengers confronted the terrorist hijackers. In one hour, a transformation occurred among the passengers - athletes, business people, and parents - from sheep to sheepdogs - and together they fought the wolves, ultimately saving an unknown number of lives on the ground.

Edmund Burke said "There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men." Here is the point I want to emphasize, especially to the thousands of police officers and soldiers I speak to each year. In nature, the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. They don't have a choice.

But you are not a critter. As a human being, you can be whatever you want to be. It is a conscious, moral decision. If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep - and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay. When the wolf comes, you and your loved ones are going to die, if there is not a sheepdog there to protect you.

If you want to be a wolf, you can be one, but the sheepdogs are going to hunt you down, and you will never have rest, safety, trust, or love. But if you want to be a sheepdog and walk the warrior's path, then you must make a conscious and moral decision every day to dedicate, equip, and prepare yourself to thrive in that toxic, corrosive moment when the wolf comes knocking at the door.

This business of being a sheep or a sheepdog is not a yes/no dichotomy.

It is not an all-or-nothing, either-or choice. It is a matter of degrees, a continuum. On one end is an abject, head-in-the-sand-sheep, and on the other end is the ultimate warrior. Few people exist completely on one end or the other. Most of us live somewhere in between.

Since 9/11, almost everyone in America took a step up that continuum, away from denial. The sheep took a few steps toward accepting and appreciating their warriors, and the warriors started taking their job more seriously.

Its OK to be a sheep, but do not kick the sheepdog. Indeed, the sheepdog may just run a little harder, strive to protect a little better, and be fully prepared to pay an ultimate price in battle and spirit with the sheep moving from "baa" to "thanks."

We do not call for gifts or freedoms beyond our lot. We just need a small pat on the head, a smile, and a thank you, to fill the emotional tank which is drained protecting the sheep. And, when our number is called by The Almighty, and day retreats into night, a small prayer before the heavens just may be in order to say thanks for letting you continue to be a sheep. And be grateful for the millions of American sheepdogs who permit you the freedom to express even bad ideas.

Charles Grennel

Never Gonna Stand For This by Teachenor Clark

Friday, September 3, 2010

Something to consider as we debate a mosque near Ground Zero

In an article from Islamization of Paris A warning to the West  the Muslim call to prayer has become an infringement on individual rights to be able to enter or exit their homes during this time of worship in the streets. Remember, there are 5 daily prayers required of Muslims. When a religion infringes on another's freedoms to pursue normal activities and quiet enjoyment in their homes and neighborhoods there must be action to stop it. Everything they are doing is against the law but still they do it. The police do not interfere. Is this what we want in New York City (or anywhere else in America)? We all worship as we please, but in our churches, temples or synagogues, and not at the expense, inconvenience and dare I say intimidation of others. As I posted in an earlier article, Ban The Burqa, non-believers are shouted at and harassed for not dressing appropriately and are afraid to leave their homes. We cannot allow this to happen in America.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jerome Hudson at the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C.

In an article in Human Events on August 31, 2010, A Black Man Goes To Glenn Beck's Rally Jerome Hudson expresses his experiences at the rally. It takes a strong person like this young man to open his heart and his mind to the awareness that what we are about is all-inclusive, regardless of race, religion, sex or creed. It is about human rights, human liberty and freedom from any kind of bondage imposed on us, either by men or by government. Our rights come from God and they are unalienable, which means they cannot be taken away by anyone. It is "the Law of Nature or Nature's God and is eternal in it's goodness; it is universal in its application. It is a code of "right reason" from the Creator himself. It cannot be altered. It cannot be repealed. It cannot be abandoned by legislators or the people themselves, even though they may pretend to do so. In Natural Law we are dealing with factors of absolute reality. It is basic in its principles, comprehensive to the human mind, and totally correct and morally right in its general operation." - The 5000 Year Leap - Great Book!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Black Conservatives Blast Al Sharpton Protesters in DC 8/28

This woman understands what the tea party movement is about! LIFE AND LIBERTY!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An Interesting Weekend

As my daughter and I flew up to Washington, D.C. to be a part of history and attend the Restoring Honor rally, we met some very interesting people. As I usually do when travelling with a companion, I like to choose aisle seats for both of us, so we sit across from each other. The gentleman behind me was a retired university philosophy professor from Canada, and actually a Jewish immigrant from Hungary. He had been visiting his uncle in Tampa, who was in a very expensive nursing home, paying $7,000.00 per month. He wanted to understand our health care system, and why it would cost so much for this end of life care. His uncle is apparently lucid but bedridden and has only a few weeks or so to live. The gentleman sitting next to my daughter was a physician flying up to D.C. with his wife to attend a medical conference, one of the very few on the plane that was not going to the rally. I explained to the nephew that if the nursing home had told him that medicare had run out, as he had told me, that means that there is no more that can be done medically to help him. The physician next to my daughter told him that the physician at the nursing home is probably taking advantage of him, and that he should be contacting Hospice, which would provide end of life care at home, which was his uncle's wish.

So this gentleman from Canada was wondering what was so great about our health care that we were so against nationalized health care. I asked him several questions. He had paid over the years approximately 45% of his income to the state for social services such as health care, and the V.A.T. (consumption) tax is 15%. He told me he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer years ago and the medical system worked just fine. But as he explained it to me, when he was diagnosed he was told it would be 3 months until he could be scheduled for surgery. Apparently he did not like the whole waiting thing, so he contacted his "private" insurer, to which he had been paying premiums along with his employer, the university. They could do the surgery in 2 weeks, so he went out of the state program and was treated through his private company. And he was very happy with that! I did not ask him how much he paid for this private insurance, but I find it interesting that a professor of philosophy could not see the facts staring him right in the face. HE was lucky to be in a position where he could access outside medical care when he needed it. How many Canadians are not, and how many Americans will not be so fortunate once the health care reform policies roll out?

The gentleman behind my daughter was flying up for the rally, and he gave the man a booklet entitled Essential Liberty, documents essential to American Liberty, including the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution. All in all it was an enlightening adventure and I invite you to visit Patriot Post and see what fellow patriots are writing about in the movement to preserve this great country and restore it to the shining city on the hill we know it to be.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pay attention folks: the government wants your IRA's and 401K's

In an article posted by Jerome R. Corsi in WorldNetDaily on August 26, 2010, "The Obama administration appears to be proceeding with a novel way of financing trillion-dollar budget deficits by forcing IRA and 401(k) holders to buy Treasury bonds by mandating the placement of government-structured annuities in their investment accounts."

"The requirement to invest private retirement assets has been cleverly buried within plans to create "automatic IRAs" that would mandate employer groups enroll all employees in 401(k) or IRA plans."

Please read the entire article so you can understand who and what is behind this.

We are already required to contribute to the federal government's Social Security program, which was sold to us on the promise to return to us a small monthly allocation in our retirement years. We were told that this was a trust fund and would never be used for any other purpose. The reality is that the federal government has been "borrowing" from this fund for many years for other purposes, and all that is left in there is a lot of IOU's. Social Security has gone from Social Security to So-So Security to "will we ever see the money when we retire?"
Now they want more of our money in their control by requiring a "government-mandated nationalized program".
This is yet another encroachment of the federal government into our private lives. If you wonder why the economy is flat-lining and why there is no job growth, what small business would plan on expanding and growing when they are unsure of their expenses? As it stands, they have to consider the national health care laws, the loss of the Bush tax cuts next year, the potential of new cap and trade legislation, and now, even if an employee chooses to opt out of this program, the employer would still have to contribute 3% of an employee's pay to this "fund".
We all must start looking at these "fundamentally transforming" laws and regulations and ask - Where in the Constitution does the federal government have the power to do this?

I'm Taking Action - Michael Berry of /

A Call To Action - If you believe we are headed in the wrong direction, get up, get involved and get these people out of Washington in November. It may be our last chance to stop the "fundamental transformation" of our exceptional America.

Friday, August 27, 2010

E.P.A. at it again

In an article today in the Weekly Standard by John McCormack the The E.P.A. is reviewing a request to ban lead bullets, even though they are barred by statute from controlling ammunition. This is yet another attempt to violate our 2nd Amendment Rights. If we lose our second amendment rights, we have lost our first amendment rights. Why is Congress allowing this administration to bypass the legislative branch without so much as a whimper?  We no longer have a balance of power in our government. It is critical that we elect good conservative Republicans this November and stop the advancement of the Obama agenda. This is the only way we can stop this road to socialism, to not allow these mandates to be funded.

It is time to look again at what I wrote in my very first post, quoting from Daniel Webster - "It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." and Thomas Jefferson - “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

Our Founding Fathers were very wise men who knew that men in positions of power will most certainly abuse it. That is why the Constitution limits the powers of the federal government. These powers are definitive, and those not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights are reserved to the States and to the people in Amendment X.