Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obama/Romney Health Care Plan & If Dan Quayle or Bush had done what Obama has done

Stephen Frank's California
Political News and Views

Frank Discussion Not Lecture For Conservatives

Romneycare Costs One Hospital $100 Million

July 16, 2009

Mitt Romney created a universal health care program in Massachusetts . He is very proud of it.

The cost? One hospital is going to lose $100 million next year--a couple more years and the hospital closes down.

Why is this important? Because Obama is basing his health care plan on the Mitt Romney plan.

The bottom line goal of Obama is to take over all the hospitals in the country. He does this the Romney way--by bankrupting them. Barack did this with banks and the auto industry, why not health care?

Obama is a national socialist, someone who wants government to control the means of production--in this case, you very life. needs to end.

We need Mitt Romney to come out and publicly admit his health care plan is a failure and needs to end. "The hospital, Boston Medical Center , faces a $38 million deficit for the fiscal year ending in September, its first loss in five years. The suit says the hospital will lose more than $100 million next year because the state has lowered Medicaid reimbursement rates and stopped paying Boston Medical reasonable costs for treating other poor patients.

We filed this suit more in sorrow than in anger, said Elaine Ullian, the hospitals chief executive. We believe in health care reform to the bottom of our toes, but it was never, ever supposed to be financed on the backs of the poor, and thats what has happened in Massachusetts .

Romenycare is financed on the back of the poor. Obamacare is the same, but with a twist, a guarantee of rationed health care and little care for the elderly or those just born. It is a death sentence, not an health care program.

If Dan Quayle or Bush had done what Obama has done

From: Linda Clements


IT WAS POSTED ON A BASEBALL BLOG (ok don’t ask what I was doing on a baseball blog J)



If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word advice would you have hammered him for it for 20 years like Dan Quayle and 'potatoe' as “proof” of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on “Earth Day”, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people, followed by a jet fighter, in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually “get” what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest, with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again 10 times within years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 5 months -- so you'll have three years and seven months to come up with an answer.

Linda G. Clements

Friday, July 17, 2009

Palin Vs. Obama


-"Largely skipped by the news media was his speech June 29 commemorating a date that homosexual activists have marked with solemn dedication... [Obama] accommodate[d] the demands of the homosexual lobby... including embracing hate-crime laws, supporting civil unions and federal rights for LGBTQ couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights and ending the existing "Don't ask, don't tell" policy."

-"His enthusiasm for appealing to the LGBTQ gathering ... unmatched by the last liberal president, Bill Clinton... would normally be subject to an examination as to what Obama's own sexual orientation is. There is no doubt as to his heterosexuality-although watching him throw out the first ball at the All Star Game could, if considered solely, lead one to think otherwise."

-"In U. S. history his accession will likely be compared to the succession of unstable emperors beginning with Nero, Caligua and Commodus. While they ruled two centuries before the fall of Rome they were popular with the lower classes and their reigns indubitably played a role in Rome's decline and fall. If the Age of Obama is not checked the same will come to us-but fortunately there are signs of Americans getting wise to this moral eunuch."


-"I find it interesting how the news media, both conservative and liberal react to Sarah Palin. Everyone is obsessed with her, good or evil. Why? I know why, but I wonder if anyone else knows. She has something that no one else has had in the public media for a long time. She has a real moral character."

-"Last week every TV Station covered live for days adulation of Michael Jackson, a great singing talent, but with absolutely no moral character. In fact, the media, the government, Hollywood, and even many people have a great fear of people with true moral character. Republicans and Democrats want you to listen to what they say but not to look into their lives and see the truth of their moral character."

-"I have been looking for a Ronald Reagan for many years now... I find no one who can inspire the public and has the same moral, legal, and common sense, which I am looking for except Sarah Palin. She lives the moral values that I think are essential to lead the greatest nation on God’s green earth. She does not compromise her moral values even when she gives birth to a handicapped child. She does not compromise her moral values even when her daughter made a mistake and gave birth outside of marriage. She does not compromise her moral values even when attacked by the liberal, feminist press."

-"This is the Joan of Ark that I have been looking for, and I am starting right now pleading her to run for president. I do not want her to represent any party except the Independent people, who are sick of both major parties." ::

By Tom Roeser

Personal Aside: Obama's Endorsement of Homosexual Rights...

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 07:27 AM PDT

Obama the First Real Pro-Gay President.

Not content with working overtime to change the economy from one at least based on free enterprise to a variant of democratic socialism ala Europe, Barack Obama has pledged a revolutionary change in morals by endorsing specifically and in detail a culture at odds with traditional Judeo Christianity that has been in effect for 5,000 years.

Largely skipped by the news media was his speech June 29 commemorating a date that homosexual activists have marked with solemn dedication-the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots by gay activists in New York. Stonewall was a bar in Greenwich Village serving liquor without a license owned by the Mafia which was a gathering place for homosexuals. The police raided it continually but gay leaders determined that what was needed was an event to commemorate martyrdom. They were correct from a marketing point of view because there's nothing like martyrdom to spur a movement. Nobody was killed but the Stonewall raid by the police triggered a series of outbreaks in New York... and has been designated as the gays' Battle of Lexington and Concord.

The civil rights people have a number of such dates-starting with December 1 (1955) when Rosa Parks declined an order to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger... March 11, the date of the march at Selma... March 26 (1939), Marian Anderson's performance at the Lincoln Memorial after she was denied to appear at Constitution Hall owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution... April 4 (1968), the date Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed... June 11, (1969) the date Medgar Evers was killed... even June 11 (1963) the date Alabama Gov. George Wallace kept his pledge to stand in the schoolhouse door to prevent the federal government from integrating the University of Alabama.

Every mass movement has seized upon anniversaries for marketing purposes (such as our July 4)... and not just in this country. Probably the most dramatic in Europe at the time was in Nazi Germany when Feb. 3 (1930) was designated as a memorial for the slaying of 23-year-old Nazi activist Horst Ludwig Wessel in Berlin purportedly by a Communist. When his cortege was carried in the streets of Berlin March 1 roughly 30,000 marched behind it. The marketing device also featured a song Wessel purportedly wrote, "Die Fahne Hoch!" ("Raise High the Flag") known as the Horst Wessel Song.

When I was visiting Germany in 1938 at the age of 10 with my parents, we were strolling in Berlin... a week after we had witnessed Hitler's takeover of Austria (the Anschluss) in Vienna... when a detachment of Nazi youth in brown-shirted uniforms... some of the boys no older than I... marched in goose-step down Unter den Linden boulevard to that song and my father, proficient in German, scribbled notes (as he did from a balcony in Vienna during that country's takeover). Four years later I discovered why: while he was an officer of the North German Lloyd steamship company and general secretary of the Germania Club in Chicago, he had been recruited on the side as a special agent of the FBI in which capacity he served until the end of World War II. Whether my mother knew his job at the time I do not know (I think not) but I didn't find out until 1942 when the head of the Chicago office of the FBI visited our home for the express purpose of informing us of Father's role.

Obama's Pledge.

In commemoration of the Stonewall anniversary at the first-ever LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) Pride Month at the White House-a veritable carnival of decadence--Obama said:

"We must continue to do our part to make progress-step by step, law by law, mind by changing mind. And I want you to know that in this task I will not only be your friend; I will continue to be an ally and a champion and a president who fights with you and for you."

An adroit panderer, he presented a detailed shopping list of the specific actions he has made or intends to make to accommodate the demands of the homosexual lobby... including embracing hate-crime laws, supporting civil unions and federal rights for LGBTQ couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights and ending the existing "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.

His enthusiasm for appealing to the LGBTQ gathering ... unmatched by the last liberal president, Bill Clinton... would normally be subject to an examination as to what Obama's own sexual orientation is. There is no doubt as to his heterosexuality-although watching him throw out the first ball at the All Star Game could, if considered solely, lead one to think otherwise. But disregard that, please. His motivation can be classified as utter capitulation to personal partisan advantage, generated by no shame due to lack of moral and intellectual discipline or decline in necessary moral traditions.

In many ways, Obama's ignorance of what it is to be decadent has led him to obliviousness of the nature of demographic and moral decay. Remember he was born to a rootless 1960s morally relativist atheist Hippie white mother who was abandoned by not one but two black husbands and was propelled into the disadvantage of two culturally barren Ivy League universities at the height of their disintegration-from which both have partially been repaired. His dissimulation in politics comes from an inherent gift of duplicity, yes-but it is heightened by the fact he has utterly no compass for religion or truth, no understanding of the virtuous life, patriotism and pride of country. It is accompanied by elevation of self-indulgence, narcissism and histrionic pretension which reject absolutes such as truth-telling or pricking of conscience. In a very real sense he is tabula rasa, a tablet empty of anything but self-promotion.

In U. S. history his accession will likely be compared to the succession of unstable emperors beginning with Nero, Caligua and Commodus. While they ruled two centuries before the fall of Rome they were popular with the lower classes and their reigns indubitably played a role in Rome's decline and fall. If the Age of Obama is not checked the same will come to us-but fortunately there are signs of Americans getting wise to this moral eunuch.

Marxist theory relies on a theory of decadence that separates one from religion, the work ethic leading to man's gradual decrease in his capacity to provide for his needs-leading to the probability of socialist revolution in the West. This is his vision. Insofar as we have vision, there is an opportunity for us to shuck it off. A private agnostic-cum-atheist, he wouldn't understand the nature of prayer which is why we have an advantage over him. We can beat this thing yet.

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Sarah Palin for (Independent) President

By Richard Salbato

I find it interesting how the news media, both conservative and liberal react to Sarah Palin. Everyone is obsessed with her, good or evil. Why? I know why, but I wonder if anyone else knows. She has something that no one else has had in the public media for a long time. She has a real moral character.

Last week every TV Station covered live for days adulation of Michael Jackson, a great singing talent, but with absolutely no moral character. In fact, the media, the government, Hollywood, and even many people have a great fear of people with true moral character. Republicans and Democrats want you to listen to what they say but not to look into their lives and see the truth of their moral character.

They call her a quitter because she stepped down from a job they would not let her finish. They say she has no political experience to be President and yet she has more political experience than Obama.

Its character stupid

It is time we had someone in office with no political experience. What does it mean to have political experience? It means you know whose ASS to kiss, what special interest gives you the most money, what person in the news media will be most supportive, who in the Political Party you have to please to get nominated.

Although Sarah Palin has more political experience than Obama, I want her to embrace the charges that she lacks experience. I want her to announce that she is looking into gaining the support of enough people to run for President of the United States of America in 2012, and do it now.

I want her to speak now and in the future from her heart without other people writing for her, but in violation of what I want from her, I am going to offer the speech I would like to hear from her and as soon as possible.

Sarah Palin’s Speech

“At a time when I was fighting frivolous law suits in Alaska, trying to get on with the business of governing, neglecting my loving husband and children, I was also watching the American people gather in thousands of Tea Parties all over America. I noted that the news media was still obsessed with me but did not cover the Tea Parties at all.

Alright --- if the news media wants to stay obsessed with me, they are going to find me with the people, the people who came out in these Tea Parties.

These people in power, government or news media, do not understand what these people are gathering for. These people understand how and why this nation was founded and what it is supposed to stand for. They know that we cannot wait until the 2012 elections to correct this problem. They know that we, as a nation, will be so in debt we cannot get out of it. They know that they will be so taxed they will not have the same faith in the future they had in the past. They know that the more government grows, the more freedom is lost. I cannot stand back taking care of Alaska’s problems as the nation falls into an abuse it cannot get out of.

I need to take this obsession with me and use it to help people who want to clean up the House and Senate 17 months from now. I want to support candidates who believe in the values this nation was founded on, the Rule of Law, small government, States rights, the right to life, liberty, individual rights to bare arms, private property, family values and protection of contracts.

I don’t care if these candidates are Republicans, Democrats or Independents as long as they believe in the Rule of Law and the true meaning of the Constitution. It is time for People Power. Let us take back this nation from this government corruption.

After that, if we still do not find the right person to run for President in 2012, I will be ready to run, but not with any political party. My party will be the people, and not the machine that has existed for too long.”

Issues at stake:

1. The Rule of Law

Our Constitution starts out:

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Remember that it says we established a Constitution, not a democratic dictatorship. That Constitution says that the constitution can be changed but only in specific ways spelled out in Article V.

What does it mean to have a Constitution and where did the idea come from?

More than 2000 years ago Plato wrote:

Where the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own, the collapse of the state, in my view, is not far off; but if law is the master of the government and the government is its slave, then the situation is full of promise and men enjoy all the blessings that the gods shower on a state.

Aristotle endorsed the rule of law, writing that "law should govern", and those in power should be "servants of the laws."

Thomas Paine said:

"in America, the law is King. For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other."

John Adams said we are “a government of laws and not of men."

The rule of law requires us to honor contracts between two people, two groups of people or two businesses. If we have to go to court over these contracts we enter a building with a picture or statue of a woman with a blind fold over her eyes and a balancing scale in her hand. This says that the court is blind to all but the rule of law. The court cannot favor the rich or the poor, the well dressed or the ragged, black over white, woman over man, or one faith over another. What does the contract say and who violated it? Was the contract equal under the law? Was the contract voluntary or forced? And that is all, not people but the law.

Over the last 90 years, little by little, Constitutional law has been eroded and violated by Democrats, Republicans and the Supreme Court. In the last 100 days we have accelerated this erosion of the Constitution to the point that we seem to have a democratic dictatorship today.

This dictatorship of the federal government and courts is taking away our First Amendment rights to free exercise of religion, speech, assembly, and even a free and aggressive press. Soon they will take away our personal right to our own security, the right of the people, not the state, to keep and bear arms. The Forth Amendment to be secure in our persons and property is being violated little by little.

Our rights as people (as stated in the Ninth Amendment) are being taken away and given to the governments. Personal and States rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment are overlooked entirely.

The government once said that black people did not have rights and that was corrected by the written law, it said that women did not have equal rights, and that was corrected by written law. Now (without the use of written law) it says that babies are not real humans with equal rights, and we the people have to correct that using the written law.

People Power

The Democratic Machine is so controlled by monopolies, big business and big unions; no one can even run for office unless they are in bed with those companies and unions that gain the most by big business. Today it takes so much money to get elected and stay elected they have to hug the monopolies that became that way through government contracts or favorable laws. Monopolies in business and unions were outlawed as a result of the great depression but they are back in force again today, especially in government unions that are bankrupting the states.

The Republican Machine, now that they are a minority party, is doing the right thing in just saying “No” to big government. But they were not that way when they were in the majority. When they had the power in Washington they had just as many pork projects and unrelated attachments to bill that the Democrats had. The personal morals of congressmen made them out as liars because they ran on moral values.

The machine is such that you have to gain political favor with the money machine before you can consider running for office. They don’t care if you are the best candidate, only if you bow down to the right money people.

The Libertarians might have the right idea when it comes to small government and personal rights, but they go to far when it comes to isolationism and selfish disregard for suffering people in foreign countries. They would stand by and let a neighbor’s house burn down, as long as they protected their own house.

All Political Parties claim they are doing what the “People Want”. I was elected to give everyone health care, which is what the people want. The people want a stimulus plan. The people want us to do something about global warming. All that might be true until you see the details of what they are passing through congress.

The people did not want a bill that no congressman read. The people were promised transparency, but no one is even allowed to read these bills, not even the congressmen that voted for them. The people did not vote for cap and trade, they voted for the idea of global warming, not the government solution of taxing everyone.

Look at the polls and the votes. The polls showed 70% were against the stimulus plan but it was passed anyway. The polls showed 70% are against universal health care, but it will pass anyway. The polls showed 70% were against bank bailouts but it passed anyway. The polls showed 70% were against the GM bailout but it went through anyway. It is time we told them what we want, and stop letting the news media say what they think we want.

The constitution limits The Power of the President to specific things, with oversight by the congress even to his selection of advisors and his cabinet, but now we have presidential Czars, who are dictators with no oversight at all.

The Power of the Congress is limited by the constitution to only those things allowed in the constitution and everything else is given to the states and the people as stated in the Tenth Amendment. The federal government has no right to be in the business of Schools, Health Care, Gun Control, State or personal property, State energy, or non federal unions.

The Power of the Supreme Court is limited to judging according to the rule of law as expressed in the constitution, and has no right to interpret law according to what they think is what the people want, the majority thinking, or the trends of the day. If the people want something different than is in the Rule of Law, they have the method and power to change it, the court is not the place to change that as they did in Roe vs. Wade or Church-State separation, which the constitution does not say.

The Tenth Amendment gives to people and states all the power that is not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but the people and state rights have been disappearing little by little over the past 90 years and this is the reason the federal government has grown to a point soon of no return. Soon the states will be nothing but puppets of the Federal Government. We need a new congress and president that will repeal all government programs that it has no right in the constitution to be involved in.

My suggestion to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Americans is to advocate the repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment. Before the Seventeenth Amendment, Senators were limited to 4 years in office, and were not voted on by direct elections. They were appointed by the State congresses. This was done because of the founding fathers fear of corruption, and the balance of power, favoring the power of the states.

The problem today is that the Federal Government has a great deal of power that goes beyond the states. Because of this power, a state senator is important to powerful people outside his state. For this reason election money for Senators comes mostly from people outside his state and has nothing to do with the people of the state.

Some Senators get 90% of their election finances from people outside their states, and become wealthy from special treatment from national or international companies. The cost to the American tax payer for elections alone on Senators is in the billions, and 90% are reelected over and over because of the power over the news media. We, the people, have better control over State houses, and these should be able to control the growth of the Federal Government better than a direct vote.

How Congress Works

Another Suggestion I would have for Sarah Palin, is to point out to the people the stupidity of the way Congress works. If you watch C-Span as I do, you will see Democrats giving long speeches on why you should support some bill that no one has ever read, but what you do not see is that no one is in the house to hear this speech. Then the Republicans will get up and give long speeches on why you should not pass a bill, and no Democrats will be in the house to hear these speeches.

The public has no idea what is in these bills, nor do the members of the House and Senate. Let us just stop all these stupid speeches, write a bill, publish it on the internet for all the public to read for 4 weeks, and then vote on it without amendments.

If it does not pass, make amendments and post it again for 4 weeks and then vote on it again. This gives us, the people, a chance to know what they are voting on. This would be People Power.

Now here is the greatest problem with Congress, and that is unrelated amendments. Let us say that President Bush needs financing for the war in Iraq and he needs it now and fast. Senator such and such says he will not vote for it unless they add an amendment that grants money to his state for building an airport. They buy his vote with a huge amount of money and they know Bush cannot afford to veto it. When you consider that 100 Senators have this same power, you can see why pork spending is so out of control.

We must pass laws that make it against the law to have any amendments that are unrelated to the original bill and no amendments that are not posted on the internet for less than 4 weeks. No political speeches, just write bills, let us read them, check the polls on them and vote.

Because of the great advancement of the internet and the Polls, especially Rasmussen, we, the people, should have more direct input into bills then they had years ago before this mass communication.

Energy and the Economy

Of course, one of the great strengths of Sarah Palin is her knowledge of energy. Energy is the only thing that can save this economy and the federal debt. Her fight with the Gas Companies in Alaska is what is needed in the rest of America, and the only thing that can turn this economy around.

We have more Gas, Natural Gas, Coal, and Nuclear Know-how than any other country in the world. We can both reduce our use of gas for cars by going to Natural Gas and electric cars and at the same time develop our Gas supplies to the point we become the greatest exporter of Gas and Natural Gas in the world.

India and China are not going to stop using Gas and Coal no matter what we do. So why don’t we sell it to them instead of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia. What Sarah Palin said in Alaska is that this Oil and Gas in the ground does not belong to the Oil Companies, it belongs to the people. We will make it easier for the companies to drill for this product but the people need to have their fair share of the profits to reduce their taxes and finance their programs.

If we went on a massive program to put Natural Gas in every Gas Station across the nation, we could reduce pollution by 70% and the cost of transportation by 50% in a very few years. At the same time this will create millions of jobs overnight.

If we open up the oil production in Colorado and surrounding states, off shore in the Gulf of Mexico and California, we would add hundreds of thousands of jobs, reduce our Federal and State debts, and export to other countries.

If we reduce the red tape of building Nuclear Power Plants and open up no less than 200 more projects, we could add millions of jobs overnight and reduce pollution drastically. New technology allows the re-use of spent rods over and over forever, so there is no threat to this anymore. Even Environmentalists are in favor of this.

Only Energy – Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear will turn this economy around and keep it that way for years to come.

Defense and Security

The first and foremost job of the Federal Government is the defense of the nation, and yet one of the great mistakes of Obama and the Democratic Congress is stopping the production of the F22 Fighter-Bomber. Billions of our tax dollars went into the science and final testing of this project and just when it was about to go into production, creating thousands of jobs in 26 different states, Obama cancelled the program. Disregarding the billions of tax dollars already spend, this is the most advanced Fighter-Bomber in history. It is so far ahead of the rest of the world, that it will be the leading weapon for the next 50 years. It can fly over any country in the world today (no matter what tech they have) without being seen. Its fire power is so advanced it can hit targets without the worry of hitting innocent people. It is such a “Big Stick” no one would even think of going to war for the next 50 years. It is designed to save the lives of our soldiers and innocent people.

The next great mistake of Obama is to stop the Missile Defense System, which has been in research and design since the time of President Reagan. Now that we have a system that works and can even be sold to other countries without risk to us, Obama shuts down the system. Can anyone tell us why, when we need the defense and jobs?

You are now watching the destruction of the CIA. Is Obama an American or are the people right, he was not born here and hates this country.

Health Care

This government wants to correct a system that they destroyed. That is like giving power to criminals that caused the crime. It is true that health care costs have gone up much more than wages, but what is the reason.

Lets look at the facts, 40% of doctors will not take Medicare or Medical because it costs them more to treat the patients than they get from the government. This is getting worse every year. Hospitals loose money on government programs and have to make it up on private programs. The medical system is primarily based on Drugs and Surgery. Nothing is based on primary care or prevention.

Insurance Companies who are National, have 50 different sets of laws they have to deal with because every state has different Health laws. The biggest cost to doctors and hospitals is Liability Insurance. The only people getting rich in this system are the lawyers. Most Insurance claims are settled out of court because the system is so expensive it is easier to settle than go to court. Because of this Liability Insurance, doctors give unnecessary tests over and over just to avoid law suits.

Insurance is cheaper for large groups and higher for individuals, and that is why you can get cheaper insurance through a company than on your own. But this does not have to be that way. I will explain later.

The biggest cause of health problems in America is the mis-use of drugs. Not that doctors are giving bad drugs but that over the counter drugs interact with drugs that doctors offer.

Most recently, and for the first time in my life, I went to a doctor on Medicare because I am retired. It was a simple thing, to remove non-malignant molds. In one day, I went to a primary Medicare doctor, then to a specialist, then to a surgeon. In each office I went through the same check up over and over and never met a doctor.

Now, each of these three doctors will charge the government for each of these check ups, and none were needed. Three times I had my blood pressure checked, my heart checked, my molds checked, and each doctor then charged the government. And yet, I never met a doctor.

When I did work for a company that had health insurance for me, I checked it out. Do you know that I was covered for pregnancy, menstrual problems and drug addiction? This same company did not take care of my car insurance. In car insurance, when I have a good car I have good insurance, but if an old car, I just have liability insurance.

Now lets look at the solution to health care costs.

1. Make it mandatory (like Auto Insurance) that everyone have at least Emergency Health Care Insurance. This would eliminate 30,000,000 uninsured, who would rather buy beer than own insurance that they can afford. This will also save the hospitals from the extreme costs of emergency care that is not now paid for.

2. Make it legal for anyone to buy any Insurance from any company from any state with the same rules for all insurance throughout the nation. This is a Federal Right under the law because people travel with their insurance from state to state and carry it with them.

3. Allow everyone to pick and choose the coverage they want provided at least that they have Emergency Coverage. I do not need pregnancy coverage.

4. Remove all Insurance from Businesses and do not allow them to offer insurance. This will level the competition for jobs, increase the money per hour that they pay employees and help business compete with Canada, Mexico, China and India.

The reason Wal-Mart supports the Federal Program is that right now they offer Insurance but the small shops they compete with do not. By supporting the Obama plan, they will put many of these small stores out of business.

5. Computerize everyone’s health records so that doctors do not repeat over and over the same check ups and the mass amount of paper work. Doctors say this will free up 40% of their time. Each person can have a code, so that no one sees this except those who you want to see it. This code, however, should be on you at all times in case of an emergency when you are not conscious.

6. Remove all Illegal Citizens from government hospitals. If private doctors and hospitals want to care for them, let them pay for it. Tax payers should not have to pay for non-citizens.

7. That leaves only 10,000,000 people without insurance and these already qualify for Medical. Find them and enroll them.

8. Fixing SSI will help the rest of the problem.

9. Last, but not least, make any law suit against any health care provider a winner take all judgment. In other words, if you file a law suit and loose, you pay all the court costs, all the lawyer costs (yours and your opponent) and damages if it is frivolous. This should be the law in all law suits, but at least make it so in Health Care suits.

Taxing the Rich

You may not believe what I am about to say, but I am not against taxing the rich and even much more than Obama has in mind. But ----------- that depends on what you mean by taxing the rich. Obama is not talking about taxing people, but businesses. Let me repeat again what I have said over and over, you cannot tax businesses. In fact, Capital Gain Taxes are totally illogical, and China has Zero tax on business.

Let look at it again for those who have not read my other articles on economics. Let us say I own a business, and I want to make 3% profit over costs. I add my total costs – labor, material, overhead, taxes, and then ad 3% to that for my selling price. When I have Capital Gain Taxes I make a profit on the tax, but the buyer of my product or service pays for it. As a business I loose nothing..

Progressive taxes for money taken out of a business are good for the economy because it forces money back into the system and prevents hording of the money. Take Warren Buffet for example – he lives in a modest house, drives an old car, but keeps putting his money back into the system. This is what we would like all rich people to do. However, if you think you can tax businesses, you are dreaming. It hurts employment and the poor who buy the products – especially food. On the other hand, if you tax too much, like England is doing, company headquarters will leave the country. McDonalds is moving their headquarters from England to Switzerland because of the high taxes on profit.


The problem of illegal immigration is simple, a national job ID card. Nothing else is needed except to enforce the law and prosecute any business that hires them without this tamper proof card.

That being said we need legal immigration, especially those who have an education that we need, like nurses, doctors, and computer experts. Our school system is not working, but we still need educated people, and we need them now. As for the poor, uneducated from places in South America, we could bring them here in a very simple way.

Because of the unrestricted Minimum Wage Law, they cannot find jobs here, except for cash and against the commerce laws. I am not against the Minimum Wage, but there needs to be exceptions. Let us say that a very rich family wants a nanny, a housekeeper, a gardener, a driver, etc. They are willing to sponsor them, house them, feed them, but pay slightly less because of these perks. In the present laws, they are not allowed to deduct the perks from the minimum wage laws.


Because I am 70 years old and have owned 5 different businesses, I understand the evolution of unions in America. When I was young I owned a business with 120 people, and this was union. The union trained people in their own schools and offered to me very well trained people. If someone slacked on the job, I could go to the union, and they would talk with that person. The union was pro worker, but understood business. In time things changed and I quit the union. All 120 employees stayed with me, and also quit the union.

What happened to unions is that they got to big and stopped offering well trained people. The founder of unions in America was fighting business monopoly, and knew that if the unions did the same crime he was fighting, they would be just as guilty as the business monopolies. Therefore, he said that no union should be bigger than the company it was in and/or the town it was in.

A union that covers all Federal and State workers across the nation is a major threat to the security of this nation and should be an illegal monopoly. A union that covers all the School Teachers across the nation is a threat to the security of this nation. Both of these unions are the reason the Federal and State governments are going broke the same way GM and Chrysler did.

I like and support unions, but not national monopolies. We need to brake up the bank monopolies, the mortgage finance monopolies, and the union monopolies.

Why Sarah Palin and why Independent?

I have been looking for a Ronald Reagan for many years now. I voted for Bush but knew he was not a Constitutional Conservative like me. I just had no other choice. I voted and supported McCain because of his character but he is not a Constitutional Conservative and I did not have any other choice. At least he was pro-life and that is the major Constitutional right. Now I look around at all the possible candidates out there, the old and good Republicans, good Governors, some of the new and conservative house and senate members, and I see some good people.

But I find no one who can inspire the public and has the same moral, legal, and common sense, which I am looking for except Sarah Palin. She lives the moral values that I think are essential to lead the greatest nation on God’s green earth. She does not compromise her moral values even when she gives birth to a handicapped child. She does not compromise her moral values even when her daughter made a mistake and gave birth outside of marriage. She does not compromise her moral values even when attacked by the liberal, feminist press.

This is the Joan of Ark that I have been looking for, and I am starting right now pleading her to run for president. I do not want her to represent any party except the Independent people, who are sick of both major parties.

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Richard Salbato


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Friday, July 10, 2009

Medjugorje: Pope Benedict XVI Crackdowns on Illicit Catholic Shrine

Crackdown on Medjugorje

Daily Mail – United Kingdom

The Pope has begun a crackdown on the world’s largest illicit Catholic shrine – by suspending the priest at the centre of claims that the Virgin Mary has appeared more than 40,000 times.

Benedict XVI has authorized ‘severe cautionary and disciplinary measures’ against Father Tomislav Vlasic, the former ‘spiritual director’ to six children who said Our Lady was appearing to them at Medjugorje in Bosnia.

The Franciscan priest has been suspended after he refused to cooperate into claims of scandalous sexual immorality ‘aggravated by mystical motivations’.

He has also been accused of ‘the diffusion of dubious doctrine, manipulation of consciences, suspected mysticism and disobedience towards legitimately issued orders’, and is suspected of heresy and schism.

Father Vlasic was a central figure in promoting the apparitions that allegedly began in 1981 and continue to this day.

In 1984 he boasted to Pope John Paul II that he was the one ‘who through divine providence guides the seers of Medjugorje’ and the visionaries even said that the Virgin had told them he was a living saint.

But the Bosnian cleric later took a back seat when it emerged that he had fathered a child with a nun called Sister Rufina, and that he refused to leave his order to marry her but instead begged her not to expose him.

Father Vlasic then moved to Parma, Italy, where he set up a mixed male and female religious community, called Queen of Peace, which was dedicated to the Medjugorje apparitions.

Medjugorje has grown to become the biggest unapproved pilgrim sight, but the local bishops are convinced the claims are bogus and in 2006 complained directly to Pope Benedict.

This led to a Vatican investigation which turned the spotlight on the role of Father Vlasic.

The priest has now been suspended by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith after he refused to cooperate with the inquiry into his conduct, instead ‘justifying himself by citing his zealous activity’ in initiating religious communities and building churches the Medjugorje area.

The decree confirming his suspension was signed with the Pope’s approval by Cardinal William Levada, head of CDF, and Father Jose Carballo, the Minister General of the Franciscan Minor Order.

It confines Father Vlasic to a Francisan monastery in Italy and bans him from contact with the Queen of Peace community, or with his lawyers without permission from his superior.

He is banned from making public appearances, preaching and hearing confessions and he will be required to make a solemn profession of the Catholic faith.

The Vatican has warned Father Vlasic that he will be excommunicated if he violates any of the prohibitions.

The action was taken earlier this year but was made public this week by the Bishop of Mostar, Ratko Peric, at the request of the Vatican, to make local people to be aware of the priest’s status.

Father Vlasic is the second spiritual adviser to the seers to be suspended from his ministry. The other, Father Jozo Zovko, was suspended by Bishop Peric in 2004.

It represents a massive blow to millions of Medjugorje followers worldwide who were hoping that the Vatican investigation would legitimize the shrine.

Earlier this year, Italian Bishop Andrea Gemma denounced the Medjugorje claims as the ‘work of the Demon’ and predicted that ‘soon the Vatican will intervene with something explosive to unmask once and for all who is behind this deceit’.

The phenomenon began on 25 June 1981 when six children – Mirjana Dragićević, Marija Pavlović, Vicka Ivanković, Ivan Dragićević, Ivanka Ivanković and Jakov Colo – told a priest they had seen the Virgin on a hillside near their town.

Three Church commissions failed to find evidence to support their claims and the bishops of the former Yugoslavia finally declared that ‘it cannot be affirmed that these matters concern supernatural apparitions or revelations’.

In 1985 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – now Pope Benedict – banned pilgrimages to the site, but this has been widely ignored.

Instead the seers have grown wealthy as a result of their claims – and so has their town, which has boomed as a result of the ‘Madonna gold rush’.

Some today own smart executive houses with immaculate gardens, double garages and security gates, and one has a tennis court.

They also own expensive cars and have married – one of them, Ivan Dragicevic, to an American former beauty queen.

Monday, July 06, 2009


By Richard Salbato

Taxes are rising when more and more people are losing their jobs. Bailout monies are given away to corrupt and incompetent institutions so that they can continue gambling on their exotic derivatives. Your children and grand children will be paying off these debts for decades to come.

The reality is: these debts can never be paid off. America is heading towards a massive collapse at all levels: federal, state, municipal, private corporations…. society, families, personal…

Like the People of the Philippines, then Poland, then Russia and 87 other countries from 1984 until 1990 these people went to the streets and took back their countries by people power, people who were willing to stand up to oppressive governments and take back the power, people who were willing to monitor voting booths and stop fraud.

The people of Iran are risking their lives right now for freedom, are you willing to do the same?

By Richard Salbato - 7-6-2009

There are very informed people who have predicted that the Federal, State and Local governments of the United States will completely shut down by 2012, the last year of Obama’s presidency. This is not based on some Pagan Indian or Christian prophesy, but by pure logic and simple mathematical calculations. There are things happening in the world that almost no News Agency has reported on.

I always go by simple logic, what works and what does not. Show me the results, the long-term consequences, good or bad, and then I will listen to you.

The best non-religious person I have ever read on future trends, is Gerald Celente. As far as I know he has been 100% correct on his predictions. He predicted the dot-com boom and bust, every recession since President Carter, the housing boom and bust, the banking collapse, etc. I read one if his first books years ago, predicting that we would become the information age, and predicted the Invention and expansion of the Internet world wide. He also predicted the end of the house phone, and the spread of cell phones before we ever had them. I am still waiting his prediction of the end of TV because of computers.

To understand what I mean by Obamageddon, let us look at the facts and extend them out to 2012, but I will show later how this may happen this year. What am I talking about? Thinking people are predicting the greatest world wide economic depression in history, and civil riots as the consequence. Thinking people are seeing the total collapse of most of the governments throughout the world. Here are the facts:

Fact 1 - Economics

Debt is not a problem to people or to nations providing that the debt produces more wealth than it costs - it produces more wealth than it costs in payments per year. Let us look at the American debt.

The current debt (deficit, promises for those big programs, SSI, Medicare, Medical, pensions, veterans health care, government employees retirement obligations and medical care) comes to a total of $43 trillion -$145,000 per American , or $350,000 for every full-time worker. This does not include the not yet passed Cap and Trade and Health care bills. That is not what the News Media is telling me.

The trade deficit - the difference between what America imports and what it exports - is the highest it's ever been, both in absolute numbers and in comparison to the size of the economy. As a society, Americans are on track this year to spend $680 billion more on foreign goods such as Chinese-made clothes, Japanese-made cars and Scandinavian cell phones than overseas buyers do on American goods. It is now, roughly 6.5 percent of the total economy.

Americans, who go into debt to keep living a life beyond their means, are spending more and more of that borrowed money to buy goods from overseas. At the same time, the government provides more services to the public than it can afford to - and goes into debt to cover the cost.

Other nations actually purchase that debt, in the form of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes. Those bonds have increasingly been snapped up not just by private investors but by foreign banks. Japanese investors hold the most U.S. debt, but China has been buying more than any other country in recent months. The biggest trade deficit is with China at $162 billion. Japan is next, at $75 billion.

In a very real sense, the U.S. economy is dependent on the central banks of Japan, China and other nations to invest in U.S. Treasuries and keep American interest rates down. The low rates keep American consumers buying imported goods.

But the lack of fiscal discipline in the United States is undermining the value of the American dollar, thereby lowering the value of the U.S. Treasuries in foreign banks. As the dollar's value drops, other nations' willingness to keep investing cannot last.

If those banks reduced their dollar holdings or were simply less willing to invest so much, it could spark a sharp fall in the value of the dollar and that could create a host of economic problems.

China's decision last month to uncouple the value of its currency from the dollar and tie it instead to a basket of different currencies could make the dollar's position less exposed to a quick shift by international investors - or it could spur those investors to look elsewhere and leave the United States' position more precarious. Now, instead of holding American Dollars, nations like China are hording oil, coal, gold, wheat and corn. Instead of holding Dollars, they are holding commodities because they know the dollar will go down and the commodities will go up.


World "experts" in money markets like Cliyde Prestowitz, Warren Buffet and George Soros are betting on a major crash of the dollar in the near future. Prestowitz thinks it will be greater than the Great Depression of the 1930s. Here are the reasons.

As the debts go up, the government needs more money, but if they tax the people more, they end up with less because more people end up out of work, and business cannot grow. To sell bonds they have to raise the interest on the bonds, and that raises the interest at banks, mortgages, credit of all kinds, which slows the GDP and jobs.

If they print money that is not backed by GDP they create the greatest hyper-inflation, which is the worst kind of tax on everyone and this will cause the great depression. Already in the last 5 months we have printed one trillion un-backed dollars, and will have to print trillions more very soon. Within two years, what one dollar can buy now, will cost two dollars.

Baby Boomers

Adding to this problem is the coming retirement of the baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts relating to, perhaps, our most celebrated generation.

78.2 million - Estimated number of baby boomers, as of July 1, 2005.

7,918 - Number of people turning 60 each day in 2006, according to projections. That amounts to 330 every hour.

How much does that add to the unfunded SSI per year? Most of these people will live past 80 and 90 and that means they will collect an average of $275,000 x 78,000,000 people. And this does not include the future cost of Medicare. Congress knows this but will not talk about it. Where is the news media, the so-called watchdog of government?

Real Unemployment Rate

Here is a June 2009 version of the summary that calculates the Effective Unemployment Rate, which is now 18.70%, and the Effective Number of Unemployed, which is now 30,172,000.

There are currently 14,729,000 officially unemployed workers, as announced. However, this figure does not include the combined 15,443,000 workers either (1) in the “labor force reserve” because they have abandoned their job searches (i.e., 4,278,000) or (2) underemployed because they are “part-time of necessity” (i.e., 8,989,000) or “otherwise marginally attached” (i.e., 2,176,000).

The effective unemployment rate is therefore 18.70%, instead of the official 9.51%.

Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the number of workers who are officially unemployed has increased by 7,188,000, while almost twice as many workers - 13,290,000 - have become effectively unemployed. And all the while, we should have been creating around 2,250,000 new jobs (i.e., 18 months times 125,000 jobs per month) just to keep up with population growth.

In June, the number of workers officially unemployed increased 218,000, while the number of workers effectively unemployed actually decreased 35,000.

It’s important to see the entire picture of America’s jobs profile — no matter how unpleasant.

I recognize that credit bubble related recoveries are hard to work out and are usually quite slow — with job growth at the back end. This all makes sense — but with Christina Romer out raising expectations again with giddy talk predicting a V-shaped recovery and given the “jobs, jobs, jobs” mantra of President Obama himself — the gap between the job figures expected and the disappointing economic realities generated may be politically consequential.

Gerald Celente Predicts Public Revolt

Trends Research Institute opines : Taxed to death, angry at government bailouts, outraged by Wall Street greed, and bitterly resentful of a system that rewards the undeserving rich, the American public is ready to revolt.

“The Tea Parties and Tax Protests sprouting across the nation, which we had predicted, are harbingers of revolution,” said Gerald Celente, Director of The Trends Research Institute. “But they are not enough. Much stronger and directed action is required. Our call for ‘Revolution’ will galvanize the people, destroy the corrupt ruling systems, and produce a prosperous and more just nation.”

The Revolution Celente proposes is unique in concept and bold in execution. It is about a lot more than just “taxation without representation.”

“Nothing short of total repudiation of our entrenched systems can rescue America,” said Celente. “We are under the control of a two-headed, one party political system. Wall Street controls our financial lives; the media manipulates our minds. These systems cannot be changed from within. There is no alternative. Without a revolution, these institutions will bankrupt the country, keep fighting failed wars, start new ones, and hold us in perpetual intellectual subjugation.”

The country is restless, and ripe for radical reform. There is no doubt protests will proliferate and intensify. In response, the government will call out the troops and bring in the police. They will use the Patriot Act to silence, detain, harass, persecute and prosecute groups and individuals exercising their Constitutional rights. But Celente’s Revolution need not degenerate into violence or open warfare.

“Intellectual Revolution”
“I am calling for an ‘Intellectual Revolution’. I ask American citizens to free their minds from the tyranny of ‘Dumb Think.’ This is a revolution about thinking – not manning the barricades. It’s about brain power – not brute force.”

For society to survive and grow, it must wake up and grow up. Americans must acknowledge what their opinions are based on, who they listen to … and why.

What are America’s prime information sources? CNN, “The most trusted name in news”? Fox, “Fair and balanced”? CNBC, “First in Business Worldwide”? The New York Times, “All the news that’s fit to print”?

Who do the people listen to? A closed circuit of familiar faces guaranteed to take predictable positions. Authorities on nothing, yet pronouncing upon everything; a cadre of media aristocrats, pretending they’re the people’s voice.

TV tough guys, broadcast big mouths and Beltway blowhards have now been joined by featherweight comics throwing powder puff punches at sitting targets.

Gerald Celente – Obama Deception, The Emperor Has No Clothes.
Gerald Celente – Famine and Riots Worldwide!
Gerald Celente on Financial Sense News Hour
Gerald Celente – Greatest Depression Underway !
Gerald Celente – Criminal Congress, March 2009 Depression Crisis
Celente – Code Red ! Economy in Collapse !
Gerald Celente – Trends 2009
Gerald Celente – Israel War to Ignite Terror, Threaten Global Economy and possibly Spark World War III
Economic Meltdown 2009 – Gerald Celente, Bob Chapman & Robbie Noel
Economic Collapse of 2009 – Greater than Great Depression of 1929

Israel – Iran War & the Media

Now if you think the above is a little exaggerated, lets see what you do not know from the media. Now each of these facts has been reported someplace at least once, but never put together so that people can see the relevance of this news. A few months ago Israel held the first nation wide civil defense drills in its history, involving every citizen. Israel has had two Bomber exercises where they flew out of the Mediterranean Sea and back without stopping. The exact amount of miles it would take to bomb Iran and return home.

In the last week an Israel Sub crossed the Suez canal with the permission of Egypt. Permission was given to Israel by Saudi Arabia (secretly) to fly over Saudi Arabia if they attack Iran. America has just stated that they would not get in the way if Israel attacked Iran’s military and Nuclear Plants. In a recent pole, 78% of Israel’s citizens said they see no other choice accept to attack Iran as soon as possible.

Israel has an anti-missal system called the Arrow, which is one of the best in the world, and they have bought hundreds of Patriots from America. They are not worried about Iranian missals, but they do know that Hezbollah and Gaza will be a problem. They will have to fight two wars at the same time a third war with Iran. All indication are that this will happen in the next few weeks or months, taking advantage of the fact that most of Iranians are against their own government and will overthrow the government with a slight help from Israel.

Now, how does that affect what I have written above? What will Iran do in this attack? First they will try to stop the bombers, but they have not yet received the grown to air missals they bought from Russia. Just like they did to Syria before bombing their nuclear Plant, Israel will disrupt the entire electrical grid and communications, even radio and TV. They will first hit the command and control, then the military troops, the air ports and the harbors. Last they will bomb over and over the Nuclear Plants.

What then will Iran do? They will try to fight the jets and bombers but quickly their air force will be demolished. They already know they cannot hit Israel, but they may try. What they can do, and will, is bomb the oil fields of Saudi Arabia and as many ships with oil in the straights of Hormuz as they can. They will try to punish the West by stopping the flow of oil and since 60% of the world’s oil passes the Straights of Hormuz this will harm the world’s economies within a week.

Even though we get almost no oil from the Middle East, the price is fixed by world wide supply and demand. The price will jump up to at least $200.00 per barrel in one day. The price at the pump will be over $5.00, but much worse in Europe.

That is why I say that the prediction for 2012 may in fact be 2009.

Tea Parties and the Media

Now if you did not get the above information from the News Media, you are not surprised that not one News Outlet covered the thousands of Tea Parties on the Forth of July. Over 300,000 people went to these Tea Parties and the news media did not even want you to know about it. Why?

Sarah Palin & the Media

Why does the Major News Media attack and attack Sarah Palin in the most blatant slander in the history of America? I do not need to detail all these attacks because you know them, the News Media loves to attack her over and over but not cover the real news as shown above. So many attacks have come upon her that it has cost the Alaskan government $2,000.000 in court trials and it cost her $500,000. The reason for these attacks is that poles show that she has the most favorable pole rating, 78%, of any other politician, and would win any election she wants to run in. This makes both Democrats and Republicans afraid of her.

The most recent attack on her, is the New York Times, who reported that the FBI was investigating her for something, but they did not know what. It was a bad move by the NYT because her lawyer contacted the FBI and there is no investigation or any even asked for. Now her lawyer is going to sue them and any other news media that slanders her without facts.

What they are afraid of they attack or ignore.

Control of Elections & the Media

The last election had hundreds of thousands of votes that were fraud, and the FBI is investigating this in at least 13 states so far. This is not reported by the media. Acorn is being investigated by District Attorneys in 8 states for voter fraud and not one media outlet is reporting on this except Glen Beck. Most recently Obama transfer the authority over the census to the executive branch where there is no oversight by the Congress, and now they are going to put Acorn in charge of this.

Now, consider this, almost all union members vote Democratic and most union members work for the government – fed, state, and local. Most teachers, policeman, firefighters, government health workers are union members. Right now 28% of the work force works for the government. That means the right off the bad, Democrats have 28% they can count on for votes. By expanding the government another 10% before the next elections in 18 months, they can have a block of 38% of the vote. If you add to that another 10% who are collecting welfare, food stamps or extended unemployment checks, they have 48% without even trying.

Acorn & the Media

Acorn is part of a conglomorate of over 250 Tax free organizations who receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the Federal and State government (even the Catholic Church) and they refuse to let anyone look at their books to see where the money goes. What news media is covering this, and why not?

Honduras & the Media

Now lets look at how the media covered the Honduran President problem. I am sure all you know is that the military arrested their elected President, Manuel Zelaya, and sent him out of the country in a military coup. Obama and the Organization of American States have condemned the action as a blow against Democracy and asked that he be reinstated. That’s what you know but is it the truth?

The truth is that Zelaya was elected 3 -1/2 years ago and had 6 more months in office. But because of his socialist ideas he lost his support and today has less than 30% popularity. He knew this so he tried to change the constitution so that he could continue at president for 4 more years. The Supreme Court of Honduras ruled that he cannot do that. The Congress of Honduras voted that he cannot do it and cannot call a referendum to change the Constitution. He refused to obey the Supreme Court or the Congress, so the government ordered the military to remove him from office. This is the democratic way and was proper. Even the Church wanted Zelaya out of office and impeached.

Why then has the news media, Obama and OAS sided with Zelaya? First of all, Obama thinks Presidents are all powerful, even over the Constitution, which he violates everyday. OAS is mostly made of Socialist countries and do not like Constitutional governments. The news media is progressive, meaning they do not like fixed laws.

Now I ask again, are you being properly informed?


Our Lady of Fatima promised that in the end Her Immaculate Heart will triumph and there will be a period of peace in the world. This has not happened and in fact it does not seem possible the way the world is going now.

Considering that from a theological point of view, peace without justice is not peace, then there is no peace unless there is world wide justice. The peace of the Romans was just the lack of war, but without justice. Mary's peace has to be with justice for all, quoting the American constitution.

Last year all the bishops of Nicaragua, celebrated the anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions there, where she predicted a third world war. Also in this same century Our Lady of Akita talked about a world wide war. A world wide war in terms of many countries going against many other countries is not possible today since there is only one superpower, American.

Even if America was hit with a first strike destroying all her cities, they still would win a war just with their Tridentine Submarine system, which could take out all the major industrialized countries of the world and more. However, there is a world wide war that could happen and this is what I wrote about in 1984 in The Ark of Apocalypse - simultaneous civil wars world wide.

God will not be mocked

The only thing that could cause a world wide simultaneous civil war scenario is a world economic crash. This is the only scenario that fits all the 104 prophesies I have read and the only scenario I can envision that can bring about Mary's Triumph.

The price will be high and no one will like it but in the end God will not be mocked by anti-God governments like in Europe, anti-life governments like in America and England, anti-freedom governments like in China and some Arab countries. God will not be mocked by liberal theologies in the Catholic Church or the disobedience of traditionalists, or the acceptance of false apparitions, or the 80% of Catholics who practice birth control and have abortions.

God will not be mocked by the failure of Christians to come together in the true Body of Christ even after 70 years of pleading. God has to do this because we are not doing it.

I am convinced God will shake the world into sanity and I look forward to it. You might as well look forward to it, because there is no other way to bring about peace with justice.

If Somalia and America's civil wars are any guide line, we can expect more deaths in civil wars than in all the other wars combined. Maybe, as the bible says, there will be few people left on earth after this.

People Power

Americans are gradually waking up. But more Americans need to quickly awaken to the state of their country. The country is in a big mess and going downhill to a hyper-inflationary depression. Their government is not serving them, it is serving the corrupt financial interest. The corrupt Wall Street banksters have taken over the entire system.

Taxes are rising when more and more people are losing their jobs. Bailout monies are given away to corrupt and incompetent institutions so that they can continue gambling on their exotic derivatives. Your children and grand children will be paying off these debts for decades to come.

The reality is: these debts can never be paid off. America is heading towards a massive collapse at all levels: federal, state, municipal, private corporations…. society, families, personal…

Like the People of the Philippines, then Poland, then Russia and 87 other countries from 1984 until 1990 these people went to the streets and took back their countries by people power, people who were willing to stand up to oppressive governments and take back the power, people who were willing to monitor voting booths and stop fraud.

The people of Iran are risking their lives right now for freedom, are you willing to do the same?

Richard Salbato

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Palin says she Resigned to "Advance this Country together with our Values"


Posted: July 04, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

Palin in 2012

By Pamela Geller

© 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska announced yesterday that she is resigning and will not seek a second term as governor. Many conservatives are characterizing this as an abdication of responsibility and a failure of will. Quin Hillyer wrote in the American Spectator that "Sarah Palin's resignation is an appalling dereliction of duty and a highly cynical move to set herself up for a presidential run for which she is manifestly unqualified."

I vehemently disagree. She did not quit. From what I saw of her speech before Fox inexplicably cut it off (after seven days of wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage), this is not a woman who is retiring or "cutting and running," as Hillyer put it. She is getting into the fight to save America. Palin committed herself to fighting "for our state and our country, and campaign(ing) for those who believe in smaller government, free enterprise, strong national security, support for our troops and energy independence." Obama's treasonous presidency has made this struggle necessary. Palin, like all patriotic Americans, is shocked by what is happening. Obama is destroying this country. She knows it. We all know it. We need a leader.

Palin is that leader. On Friday she assumed the mantle. She delivered a campaign speech. She spoke on the eve of Independence Day about the sacrifices great Americans have made, and what our Founding Fathers fought and died for. Without naming Obama, she went after his disastrous policies, saying that "living beyond our means today is irresponsible for tomorrow," and noting that as governor she had "vetoed debt-ridden stimulus dollars." She believes in and wants to fight for free enterprise, small government and national security.

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And is she really "manifestly unqualified" to be president? I am unmoved by assertions that Palin needs more foreign policy experience or more experience of any kind. She has the key ingredient to great leadership: common sense. I am not concerned that she won't get up to speed on the nitty gritty details of national and international issues. Her thinking is sound. She has common sense, a moral compass and a very definite understanding of good and evil.

And best of all, she is not a product of the limp-wristed, spineless GOP of the Age of Obama. There is a struggle in the Republican Party for the heart and soul of our future: the RINOs (McCain, Romney, etc.) versus true individualists and conservatives like Palin. She is outside the box. She has grit. She has guts. That is why she so frightens the RINOs, leftopaths and freedom haters. The Democrats despise Palin because she best embodies everything they are not. She is principled, true, hard working, smart and honorable. She embodies all that is good and fine and decent – you couldn't have written a more charismatic, honorable character in a Victor Hugo novel.

Because of this, the left and the RINOs like Hillyer, out of their hatred of the good for being good, will do anything and say anything to destroy this woman. She has already been mercilessly attacked. Those on the right who have suffered the slings and arrows of the vile left smear machine know that the more they throw, the greater you are. The more vile, disgusting and outrageous the smear, the more envious and afraid you know the destroyers are.

And in Palin's case they have stopped at nothing. An army of political operatives filed 15 spurious ethics charges against her, draining the public resources. She and her staff spent huge amounts of time and incurred over half a million in legal fees fighting charges that were ultimately dismissed. And the same shills who laud Obama for dropping a cool $100,000 on dinner and a show with Meesh in New York City are aghast that Sarah spent $150,000 of donated bucks on her wardrobe for the presidential campaign. Now the Democrats and their propaganda machine, the dinosaur media, will continue to attempt to destroy and marginalize this wonder woman.

New media better pick up the slack – and make the point that this move will allow Palin to spend more time in the lower 48 states, where we urgently need her voice, without the left accusing her of neglecting her duties as governor.

Her country needs her desperately. She is answering our call. The 2012 campaign began today!

Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her op-eds have appeared in the Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News and other publications.

Palin Links Resignation to 'Higher Calling'

In a statement posted on Palin's Facebook account, she suggested that she had bigger plans and a national agenda she planned to push after she resigns at the end of the month.

Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday laid the groundwork to take on a larger, national role after leaving state government, citing a "higher calling" with the aim of uniting the country along conservative lines.

A day after surprising even her closest friends by announcing she would step down as Alaska governor more than a year before her term was up, the controversial hockey mom was still keeping details of her future plans under wrap. But in a statement posted on Palin's Facebook account, she suggested that she had bigger plans and a national agenda she planned to push after she resigns at the end of the month.

"I am now looking ahead and how we can advance this country together with our values of less government intervention, greater energy independence, stronger national security, and much-needed fiscal restraint," she said.

Palin also cast herself as a victim and blasted the media, calling the response to her announcement "predictable" and out of touch.

"How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it's about country," the statement said. "And though it's honorable for countless others to leave their positions for a higher calling and without finishing a term, of course we know by now, for some reason a different standard applies for the decisions I make."

Palin's personal spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Facebook posting was written by the governor.

The abruptness of her announcement and the mystery surrounding her plans has fed widespread speculation. But Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein on Saturday warned legal action may be taken against bloggers and publications that reprint what he calls fraudulent claims.

"To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as 'fact' that Governor Palin resigned because she is 'under federal investigation' for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation," Van Flein said in a statement. "This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law."

Palin has kept a low profile since her abrupt announcement Friday at a hastily called news conference at her home in suburban Wasilla, outside Anchorage. All of her public communication since then has been on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, or through statements released by her office.

At the same time, Palin informed her spokesman David Murrow early Saturday that someone using the name "exgovsarahpalin" on Twitter was spreading a false rumor that there was to be a party at her suburban home in Wasilla, outside Anchorage. Palin was afraid her home would be mobbed, and security was dispatched, Murrow said.

With only a few weeks before she steps down on July 26, and Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell takes her place, the governor spent the Fourth of July weekend in the state capital, Juneau, but was only spotted briefly on the sidelines of the city's parade.

She had been invited to ride in a convertible, as she did last year, but never told organizers whether she would attend.

Juneau parade director Jean Sztuk said officials drew up banners in case Palin showed and was willing to take part.

As the last of the parade's clowns and marching bands headed past her, Sztuk gave up on Palin. "What governor wants to be at the end of the parade?" she asked.

Her low-profile and vague Internet messages left mounting questions about her plans for the future shrouded in mystery. Will she lay the groundwork for a 2012 presidential bid? Will she find a high-profile place in the private sector, maybe on the speech circuit? Will she drop out of the limelight and focus on her five children?

Her constituents, for one, wanted to know, especially in Juneau, where she has struggled to win over residents.

"I think she owes it to Alaskans to tell us why," said state Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, the son of Alaska's first governor, Bill Egan.

Egan, hosting a 50th anniversary statehood ceremony, said he was disappointed Palin decided not to finish out her term, which was scheduled to end in 2010.

"It's sad she abandoned us at this critical time," said Egan, who was appointed by Palin to an open seat on the last day of the legislative session in April, after a protracted battle with Senate Democrats.

Palin's departure can't come soon enough for Laurel Carlton, a waitress at the Capital Cafe in the Baranof Hotel, where the city's political movers and shakers meet every morning before walking a few blocks to the Capitol.

"I think she has a game plan that's not Alaska, and hasn't been for awhile," Carlton said.

She noted Palin has a book deal, and seems headed for the national stage.

"If you're really not going to stay and do your job every day, you should leave anyway, and so the sooner the better so somebody can step in and actually do the job," Carlton said.

And as far as Carlton is concerned, Palin doesn't need to explain why she's leaving.

"We don't care. We just want her gone," she said.

Palin, whose popularity in Alaska has waned amid ongoing ethics investigations, gave many reasons for stepping down: She didn't want to be a lame-duck governor; she was tired of the tasteless jokes aimed at her five children, including her son Trig, who has Down syndrome; she felt she could do more in another, still-to-be-defined role.

Sen. John McCain didn't rule out a return to politics for his former running mate, saying Saturday he believes "she will continue to play an important leadership role in the Republican Party and our nation." He gave no other details.

Even Parnell, who plans to run for re-election after finishing out Palin's term, said he was shocked at first when he learned of his boss' decision.

"But then as she began to articulate her reasons, I began to understand better," he said. "And nobody -- unless they've been in her position and understood what she has gone through and dealt with and who she is as a person -- really understands."

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