Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New #IASen poll: Obamacare’s dead weight could tip the scale in Iowa Senate race

New #IASen poll: Obamacare’s dead weight could tip the scale in Iowa Senate race

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Don't Tread on Me: The Second Amendment: An American Tradition

Self Shot of my very beautiful Girlfriend


Good old Patriot Act: You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Lightning than by a Terrorist

The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011. That figure includes deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq and all other theaters of war.
In contrast, the American agency which tracks health-related issues – the U.S. Centers for Disease Control – rounds up the most prevalent causes of death in the United States:
Comparing the CDC numbers to terrorism deaths means:
– You are 35,079 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack
– You are 33,842 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack
(Keep in mind when reading this entire piece that we are consistently and substantially understating the risk of other causes of death as compared to terrorism, because we are comparing deaths from various causes within the United States against deaths from terrorism worldwide.)

Why The President Could Not Explain That People Had To Lose Their Plans. Because That Would Be “Redistribution”

Why The President Could Not Explain That People Had To Lose Their Plans. Because That Would Be “Redistribution”

Why NSA’s Bulk Data Seizures Are Illegal and Unconstitutional

October 21, 2013
Randy E. BarnettJim Harper
Why NSA’s Bulk Data Seizures Are
Illegal and Unconstitutional
Randy E. Barnett* & Jim Harper**
Introduction
The National Security Agency’s (“NSA”) data collection program, designed and built to collect information about every American’s telephone calls, stands on weak statutory footing and raises grave concerns under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. If Congress does not revisit these programs, the courts should invalidate them.

40 GOP HOUSE MEMBERS JOIN LAWSUIT THAT COULD GIVE JUSTICE ROBERTS AN OBAMACARE 'DO-OVER'

On November 8, Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) and thirty-nine other Republican members of the House of Representatives filed a "friend of the court" brief in support of a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") based on the Origination Clause that will be heard by the District of Columbia Federal Court of Appeals in early 2014.

The case, Sissel v United States Department of Health and Human Services, was filed in the Washington, D.C. District Federal Court by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Matt Sissel, an Iraq war veteran who lives in Iowa, where he owns a small business, on July 26, 2010.
The Origination Clause of the Constitution, Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1 states "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." Not a word of the Affordable Care Act originated in the House of Representatives. Instead, using a legislative trick, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took an innocuous bill that had passed the House unanimously on October 8, 2009 by a 416-0 vote, the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009, removed every word of its text following the first sentence, and replaced it with the Affordable Care Act language.

Whenever Margin Debt Goes Over 2.25% of GDP The Stock Market Always Crashes

What do 1929, 2000 and 2007 all have in common?  Those were all years in which we saw a dramatic spike in margin debt. 

NEW YORK, NY - Designer Vera Wang and Coty CEO Michele Scannavini stand amoungst a sea of traders at the New York Stock Exchange Coty goes public on the New York Stock Exchange on June 13, 2013 in New York City. Global beauty company Coty made its public debut today. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – Designer Vera Wang and Coty CEO Michele Scannavini stand amoungst a sea of traders at the New York Stock Exchange Coty goes public on the New York Stock Exchange on June 13, 2013 in New York City. Global beauty company Coty made its public debut today. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
In all three instances, investors became highly leveraged in order to “take advantage” of a soaring stock market.  But of course we all know what happened each time.  The spike in margin debt was rapidly followed by a horrifying stock market crash.  Well guess what?  It is happening again.  In April (the last month we have a number for), margin debt rose to an all-time high of more than 384 billion dollars.  The previous high was 381 billion dollars which occurred back in July 2007.  Margin debt is about 29 percent higher than it was a year ago, and the S&P 500 has risen by more than 20 percent since last fall.  The stock market just continues to rise even though the underlying economic fundamentals continue to get worse.  So should we be alarmed?  Is the stock market bubble going to burst at some point?  Well, if history is any indication we are in big trouble.  In the past, whenever margin debt has gone over 2.25% of GDP the stock market has crashed.  That certainly does not mean that the market is going to crash this week, but it is a major red flag.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Online Anonymity in a Box, for $49

Tor, a privacy tool used by activists, criminals, and U.S. intelligence to obscure traces of their online activities, is being repackaged for the mass market. A $49 device launched today and targeted at consumers makes it relatively easy to route a home Internet connection through the Tor network. The Safeplug, as the device is called, can also block most online ads.
“It’s meant to be a mass-market product,” says Jed Putterman, chief product officer of PogoPlug, the company that developed the Safeplug and whose main business is providing cloud storage and backup for home use. “We wanted to make a family-friendly way to get the protection Tor offers.”
The most straightforward way of using Tor today involves downloading a bundle of software, including a new Web browser, onto each device a person wants to use anonymously. The Safeplug, in contrast, is a small box that is simply plugged into a home Internet router to allow any Internet-connected device to make use of Tor. The Safeplug acts as a proxy server, meaning that computers on the same network use it as a go-between to access the Internet. The device also has a built-in advertising blocker, which is disabled by default.

The Black Swan Cometh: China Announces That It Is Going To Stop Stockpiling U.S. Dollars

By Michael Snyder | The Economic Collapse Blog | November 22, 2013

China just dropped an absolute bombshell, but it was almost entirely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States. 

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The central bank of China has decided that it is “no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves”.  During the third quarter of 2013, China’s foreign-exchange reserves were valued at approximately $3.66 trillion.  And of course the biggest chunk of that was made up of U.S. dollars.  For years, China has been accumulating dollars and working hard to keep the value of the dollar up and the value of the yuan down.  One of the goals has been to make Chinese products less expensive in the international marketplace.  But now China has announced that the time has come for it to stop stockpiling U.S. dollars.  And if that does indeed turn out to be the case, than many U.S. analysts are suggesting that China could also soon stop buying any more U.S. debt.  Needless to say, all of this would be very bad for the United States.
For years, China has been systematically propping up the value of the U.S. dollar and keeping the value of the yuan artificially low.  This has resulted in a massive flood of super cheap products from across the Pacific that U.S. consumers have been eagerly gobbling up.

CHARLIE RANGEL WANTS OBAMA TO ACT MORE LIKE A DICTATOR AND RULE BY DECREE “For Everything"



"What’s he gonna do? Make the Republicans angry? They’re gonna get annoyed? They’re not gonna cooperate?” -says Charlie Rangel, the man who was found guilty by the ethics panel of 11 counts of violating ethics rules and censured by his colleagues in the House.

Rangel would be calling for an armed coup if Bush tried something like he’s suggesting.

Congressman Charlie Rangel has a solution for bypassing gridlock in Washington D.C.: executive orders for “everything.”

In an interview last night with NY1, the congressman praised Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to push through the so-called “nuclear option” to end filibusters on most presidential nominees. But he lamented the fact the work-around could not be used for legislation, suggesting the president turn to the executive orders–like the kind used to end the deportation many people who’d entered the country illegally as children.

“You know, the DREAM Act for the kids that came over here and didn’t know their home town, the president did that by executive order. What I did is I’ve taken out the language that he used and I’m gonna see why we can’t use executive orders for everything. What’s he gonna do? Make the Republicans angry? They’re gonna get annoyed? They’re not gonna cooperate?”

He went on to slam the Republican Party for refusing to cooperate–accusing them of acting against the interests of their own constituents.

“A police officer once told me when I was a kid that the worst criminal to deal with is one that doesn’t mind dying,” he said. “And if you take a look at what these Tea Party people have done–recognizing that there’s more sick and poor white folks then there is–but they still are resisting everything that the president wants to do so they can destroy the people in their district in terms of education and jobs, the Congress, the Republican name. And when we had the debt ceiling crisis, they were really prepared to let the United States of America fiscal policy to go in the tubes. How can you talk with people like this?”

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/11/23/charlie-rangel-wants-obama-to-act-more-like-a-dictator-and-rule-by-decree-for-everyhting/

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Liberal Poster child: Debbie "Was a Man" Wasserman-Schultz


Video: SNL lampoons Obama’s second-term troubles

There are almost too many piquant lines in this less than two-minute pharmaceutical commercial sketch to choose from, among them: “You’ll feel like you’re giving a speech at a college campus in 2008 or getting bin Laden, all over again!” and “Warning: Paxil is not covered by Obamacare. We promised that it would be, but it’s not. And for that, we apologize.” …Ouch. Of course, they had to include to obligatory last-minute shot at Republicans tacked on at the end, but the cameo by Bill Clinton with his oh-so-unhelpful comments from last week really takes the cake:

Anything the government gives you was taken from someone else. #KatrinaForCongress


Friday, November 8, 2013

Obama's Ex-Bodyguard: Scandals 'Worse Than You Know'

Strange FED Solicitation. The DHS Gestapo? Obama Einsatzgruppen?

Armed PSO Services for States of Minnesota & Wisconsin

Solicitation Number: HSHQE5-14-R-00001
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location: Office of Procurement Operations, Federal Protective Service

:
Added: Nov 01, 2013 10:11 am
THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Procurement Operations, Federal Protective Service Acquisition Division, East Consolidated Contracting Group has a requirement for armed Protective Security Officer (PSO) services at various locations throughout the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is anticipated the Request for Proposal (RFP) will be posted to www.fedbizopps.gov on or about November 20, 2013.

This requirement will be solicited as a commercial item in accordance with FAR Part 12. It is anticipated that a single award, labor hour, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity type contract will be established as a result of the solicitation. The contract will consist of a 12-month base period with four consecutive 12-month options with an additional 6-month extension in accordance with FAR 52.217-8.

The NAICS code for this acquisition is 561612, Security Guard and Patrol Services. The size standard is $19 Million. This requirement is being solicited as unrestricted full and open competition.

As an integral part of this security effort, the contractor shall provide and maintain all management, supervision, manpower, training, equipment, supplies, licenses, permits, certificates, insurance, pre-employment screenings, reports, and files necessary to accomplish this requirement. The project will have a requirement for the contractor to have a Top Secret facility clearance by the start of performance. The RFP will require the submission of a technical proposal as well as a price proposal. All proposals received in response to the RFP will be evaluated using Best Value Trade-Off Procedures.

All contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Register CCR (http://www.sam.gov). Further, offerors are required to complete their Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) at http://orca.bpn.gov.

For questions concerning this announcement, contact Paul Szymanski at paul.szymanski@hq.dhs.gov or (817) 649-6208.


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701 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
United States 
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Statewide for Minnesota & Wisconsin

United States 
:
Paul M. Szymanski
Phone: 8176496208
:
Marcus Mason,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 8176496224

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Corey James wrote "Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments."

He has done more than any other President before him. He has an impressive list of accomplishments: First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First President to have a social security number belonging to another man, from a state he has never lived in. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. First President to violate the War Powers Act. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party. First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there was no such thing as "shovel-ready" jobs.* * * * First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. including those with criminal convictions. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN). First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal). First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists. First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date. First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it. First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours. First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers. First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.* * * * First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.* * * * First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences." Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.* * * * First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs. Arizona). How is Obama’s "Hope and Change" working out for you?" I believe Obama should be arrested and impeached for only a few of his "Great Accomplishments." For being best President in many of his Democratic followers eyes... I feel this Great Nation in being misled in an immorally direction away from what it was originally founded on. I pray for the safety and promising future for our children. I pray our children do not become as greedy, ungrateful, anti-christian and un-patriotic as I see our current leaders leading their lives. I commend you for reading all of this. And, I hope it has empowered you with knowledge and opened your eyes more. Thank you, Daniel S. Hudson — feeling patriotic.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Will U.S. Public Debt Reach $22 Trillion by Feb. 2014?

Just imagine an undisciplined out-of-control spender whose credit limit has just been extended. In other words, they can continue overspending without any accountability. That "they" is the U.S. government.
It's been almost a week since Congress reached a temporary deal to suspend the U.S. government's debt ceiling and the Treasury department has already wasted no time by adding another $375 billion in new debt.
Suspension of a cap on U.S. debt, which was previously fixed at $16.69 trillion, means the Treasury department, headed by Jack Lew, can effectively spend whatever amount of money it needs or wants.
How much debt can the U.S. government rack up by the next debt ceiling deadline on Feb. 7, 2014? At the current spending pace of $375 billion per week, U.S. public debt would reach $22.70 trillion.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Top generals: Obama is 'purging the military'

WASHINGTON – Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, as well as other top retired officers, say President Obama’s agenda is decimating the morale of the U.S. ranks to the point members no longer feel prepared to fight or have the desire to win.
“There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him” over such issues as “homosexuals, women in foxholes, the Obama sequester,” Brady told WND.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/top-generals-obama-is-purging-the-military/#Jh7sB5chVyGlQO2i.99

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