America Waking Up to the Reality That We Need to Brace for Impact

The pilot was locked out of the cockpit. That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact
with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn’t be stopped because anyone who could change the jet’s disastrous course was locked out. It’s hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard – but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don’t know where we’re going anymore, but do know it isn’t good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS . He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seat mates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream.

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come to the inescapable conclusion that our nation’s decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge. A man who has locked everyone out.

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Murray/Ryan Plan Cuts EARNED Military Benefits While Not Touching UNEARNED Welfare

“Under the bill, federal agencies such as the Defense Department would avoid about $62 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, over two years. It would be paid for in part by scaling back pensions for working-age military retirees. “This bill is a firm step in the right direction,” Rep. Paul Ryan.”

Here’s the deal. When it comes to government ‘benefits,’ there are EARNED benefits, and UNEARNED benefits. The military, and in this case ESPECIALLY the retirees, EARNED their benefits (and then some) by voluntarily sacrificing years of their lives, risking their lives, and giving up their health and families in some cases. They EARNED their benefits providing one of the FEW things the government is CONSTITUTIONALLY bound to provide, which is national defense.

Welfare recipients, those getting ‘free’ Obamaphones, those who riot when their EBT isn’t loaded on time, those who get back more in refunds and benefits than the taxes they pay in are receiving UNEARNED benefits. And you fools pretending to lead this nation start cutting where?

So, Paul Ryan, what you are telling me is the you, John Boehner, and all the other (R)epublicans who support this bill, that you support and value the dependent recipient over the provider. You support those who take and consume that which they did not earn and do not deserve over those who create, earn, and provide. You support those who are eroding this nation from within over those who defend it from external threats. Noted.

This bill DOES. NOT. CUT. SPENDING.  You are playing games.  It only cuts PROPOSED spending years down the road.  Here is what your plan does.  If you spent $75 million last year, and you PROPOSED to spend $100 million next year, but you actually spend $80 million, you are claiming to have ‘cut spending’ by $20 million when in fact you have INCREASED spending by $5 million.  And to make what you, the rest of the progressive (R)epublicans, and the democrats are doing even worse, you then claim that $20 million in fake savings is now available to spend on other things.  NO.  The only numbers that matter in this debate is the amount of money the government takes in, and the amount it spends, and the difference between the two. 

You beat your chest and proclaim that this bill cuts $2.3 billion per year over 10 years.  You do realize that the government is PRINTING on average $2.8 billion EVER SINGLE DAY, right?  And as you kick the can down the road, you are attempting to obligate future congresses to your plan, which as we’ve seen no congress EVER abides by.  Crap, this congress can’t even abide by the laws it signed LAST YEAR.  We’re sick and tired of these games.  You may be avoiding a partial government shutdown, but your hastening the ULTIMATE government shutdown and economic collapse by REFUSING to deal with the real problem, which is government spending and overreach.

We have identified you and those like you for who your really are, and we will not forget. You are the can-kicking sellouts contributing to the destruction of our nation. It may not be today, this week, or this year, but we will be rid of you.



House Trims Pay Raises for Troops, Retirees

Dec 13, 2013

Military.com| by Brendan McGarry

Stacks of coins and pile of bills.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would reduce pay raises for troops and retirement benefits for veterans.

A day before adjourning for holiday recess, the Republican-controlled chamber voted 332-94 to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act. Under the bill, federal agencies such as the Defense Department would avoid about $62 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, over two years.

It would be paid for in part by scaling back pensions for working-age military retirees.

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More Cities Consider Using Eminent Domain to Halt Foreclosures

The increasing use of eminent domain to benefit the GOVERNMENT rather than for “public use” as outlined in the 5th Amendment, is disturbing, and yet another sign that government has strayed completely off of the reservation established for government by the Constitution. The founding fathers were very clear that private property ownership was a cornerstone of our republic.

Suppose a nation, rich and poor, high and low, ten millions in number, all assembled together; not more than one or two millions will have lands, houses, or any personal property; if we take into the account the women and children, or even if we leave them out of the question, a great majority of every nation is wholly destitute of property, except a small quantity of clothes, and a few trifles of other movables. Would Mr. Nedham be responsible that, if all were to be decided by a vote of the majority, the eight or nine millions who have no property, would not think of usurping over the rights of the one or two millions who have? Property is surely a right of mankind as really as liberty. Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, to countenance the majority in dividing all the property among them, or at least, in sharing it equally with its present possessors. Debts would be abolished first; taxes laid heavy on the rich, and not at all on the others; and at last a downright equal division of every thing be demanded, and voted. What would be the consequence of this? The idle, the vicious, the intemperate, would rush into the utmost extravagance of debauchery, sell and spend all their share, and then demand a new division of those who purchased from them. The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If “Thou shalt not covet,” and “Thou shalt not steal,” were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free.
John Adams; The Founders’ Constitution; Volume 1, Chapter 16, Document 15

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.
James Madison; The Founders’ Constitution; Volume 1, Chapter 16, Document 23

It would also be a breach of contract law, stepping in to violate the terms of a contract entered into legally and willingly between two parties, when neither party had breached the contract. If you think it’s hard to get a mortgage now, wait until you start cheating the banks out of what they are legally owed from the loans they have made.

Governments employing or exploring the use of eminent domain are severely stretching the meaning of “public use.” Some cities say they plan to take over the mortgages rather than the homes themselves, “saying that will prevent foreclosure, blight and falling property values. If the owners of the mortgages — mostly banks and investors — balk, the letters said, the city could use eminent domain to condemn and buy them.” In other instances, cities have “condemned” and declared eminent domain over private property in order to give it to OTHER PRIVATE PARTIES who will pay HIGHER TAXES. While the goal of preventing “foreclosure, blight and falling property values” sounds good, they are attempting to do so by violating the 5th Amendment, of which the applicable part says…

“nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Confiscating private property to raise tax revenue does NOT constitute “public use.”


Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/business/more-cities-consider-eminent-domain-to-halt-foreclosures.html?_r=2&


Spending? What Spending?

The facts don’t lie.  Obama has 4 years of trillion-plus dollar deficits to his name.

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Obama’s Now Borrowed More Than All Presidents from Washington to W

By Terence P. Jeffrey
November 30, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government has now borrowed more money during Barack Obama’s time as president than it did in the period lasting from the time President George Washington took the oath office until July 2, 2001, more than five months into the first term of President George W. Bush.

At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the Treasury. At the close of business this Thursday, it stood at $16,323,083,449,604.98.

That means the debt has increased $5,696,206,400,691.90 during Obama’s presidency.

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You’ve Been Deceived – Pink Slip Obama

Progressivism Paving the Road to Communism in America

What do you know about the communist movement and what it hopes to accomplish in America?  Maybe you’ve heard of the 10 pillars of communism.  I’ll list them here, and some ideas of how much of each pillar has been completed.

  1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    1. Nearing completion.  Liberalization of “eminent domain” and zoning regulations, Bureau of Land Management and Environmental Protection Agency oversteps of authority, and daily land/property seizures under RICO statutes.
  2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    1. Done.
  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
    1. In progress.  Death/estate taxes.
  4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    1. Nearing completion. We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.
  5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    1. Done. The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a “national bank” and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on legal counterfeiting in the United States. This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective. Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.  Federal bailouts of large banks further extends government control of the banking industry.
  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
    1. Nearly complete.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates communication, and is making intrusive regulations to control internet and cell phone usage.  The government has also recently mandated that the release of information such as unemployment statistics will only happen on government controlled systems.  The Department of Transportation, the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Federal Aviation Administration, various executive orders, and various state bureaucracies have a pretty tight grip on transportation, a grip which is tightening via further regulation and taxation. Don’t forget the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises.
  7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    1. Almost complete. The many various federal agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of nearly all business through corporate regulations.  By implementing regulations and laws that favor massive agri-business companies, they are driving small farmers off their land and centralizing control of food production.
  8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
    1. In progress.  Government policies on debt, spending, inflation, and encouraging families to live beyond their means have over time necessitated the “two income family” to make ends meet.  At the same time “working” families are being forced to work harder, more people are being driven into government dependency.  At some point, the handouts will no longer be “free,” and if the dependent class wants to eat, they will be forced to work.
  9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
    1. In progress.  Land use planning commissions, re-zoning laws, massive government subsidized agri-business farms.
  10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
    1. Done.  The government has wrapped its tentacles around the public school system via the purse strings.  They mandate what will be taught and accepted, or they cut the funding.  As for  child labor, recent regulations are making it illegal for children to even work on a FAMILY FARM.

Whether or not you actually believe this or not, I encourage you to at least open your mind to the POSSIBILITY that it MIGHT be true, or at least have some merit.  Ask yourself what you can and should do in case it is true. Continue reading

Schizophrenic Bernanke Trying to Save His Legacy

Isn’t it funny, in a Greek tragic comedy sort of way, how incompetent people in positions of power whose ideology and methodology fails utterly and completely can never seem to own up to their failures, or at least just fade away and let the process of cleaning up their mess get underway?

Such is the case with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, or Bernyankme if you prefer. Bernanke and all of the other liberal progressives keep trumpeting that things would have been much worse if we hadn’t spent hundreds of billions, and now trillions of dollars that we didn’t have, don’t have, and will never have. Yet they make these assertions with no real data to back them up. Just ‘feelings.’

In the first article below, Bernyankme is running around trying to salvage is legacy and convince everyone what a great job he did by spending trillions and monetizing our debt, but when confronted by a college student for concrete proof and even methodology behind his decision making on the bailouts, he can’t answer the questions. Then, in the 2nd article below, he says/admits that continuing the course that he played a major part in putting us on will lead us to total economic collapse a whole lot sooner than anyone is letting on. That’s the first really honest and competent thing I’ve ever heard him say.

I’ve said it before, and now even the Fed Chair agrees with me, we hurtling headlong into a repeat of the Weimar Republic economically, and socially if we do not RADICALLY and DRASTICALLY change course NOW. Not in 5 years, not in 10 years. We don’t have that long. If Washington doesn’t stop the deficit spending NOW, put us on a course to begin paying down our debt, get out of the way and let our economy take off, most of America has not the foggiest idea how bad things are going to get.



MCKINLEY AND FITTON: Bernanke’s fairy tale recession story for kids

Records show Fed had no coherent strategy for bank bailouts

By Vern McKinley and Tom Fitton | Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It’s an oldie but a goodie for our Federal Reserve chairman. In one of his recent lectures at George Washington University (GWU), Ben S. Bernanke made the self-congratulatory assertion that the “forceful policy response” led by the Federal Reserve in 2008 helped avoid a more serious economic downturn.

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