Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gay Marriage – Be Careful What You Wish For - Liberal Left




By Nicholas Contompasis

Forty years ago, the majority of the population, being baby boomers viewed marriage as a failed institution, and chose an alternate lifestyle of living together for numerous years before eventually marrying and promptly divorcing. This confused adolescent learning curve of a process almost devastated the offspring of this misguided lot. But thankfully they have learned from their parents mistakes and are showing statistically a more level headed conduct of their marital choices.
The liberal left has always included the disenfranchised homosexual community promising equal rights for all, while they blindly followed their liberal heterosexual leaders.
What is currently perplexing is the burning desire for homosexuals to get married. You would think that if they followed the doctrine of the liberal Left’s mantra of never getting married and staying free from obligations and responsibilities, they would be happy, but not so!
These chosen people want to be married. They want responsibility. They want obligations. They want children and they are willing to face the complications that come with this coupling. Simply stated, they want to live a life as other Americans live without doors being slammed in their faces.
Now, your first reaction would be that this narrative is pro-gay rights, but you’d be wrong. This article is more about the homosexual community that is more in-the-closet than they realize.
Could it be that behind every gay rights protest are budding conservatives wishing to buy a home, raise a family, no matter how perverted you may think it is, and be left alone by the masses?
Is it possible, that by leveling the playing field for homosexuals in America the Left just could lose part of its loyal base?
I know several gay conservatives who frankly want nothing more than to be left alone and to be treated with respect, which should be a simple task, but isn’t.
To put it more plainly, as long as the negative tactics of the heterosexual liberal Left keep alienating the gay community from the Right, they will never be allowed to express their true feelings and forever be manipulated by these handlers.

Harvard un-American - Attacks Your 4th of July Parade




Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing

By Paul Bedard

Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend's July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.
"Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation's political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party," said the report from Harvard. [See political cartoons about the 2012 GOP field.]
"The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans," write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam. [Enjoy political cartoons about President Obama.]
Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them. [Check out editorial cartoons about the Democrats.]
"There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization," the two wrote.
The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations:
When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent.
It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent.
It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they'll make a political contribution by 3 percent.
What's more, the impact isn't fleeting. "Surprisingly, the estimates show that the impact on political preferences is permanent, with no evidence of the effects depreciating as individuals become older,"said the Harvard report.
Finally, the report suggests that if people are looking for a super-patriotic July 4th, though should head to Republican towns. "Republican adults celebrate Fourth of July more intensively in the first place."

"The President is a Dick"

And You Wonder Why You Pay Taxes - Our Government is Nothing But a Bucket With No Bottom




By Nicholas Contompasis

After reading this excellent and thorough article from Bloomberg's Tom Schoenberg, you'll come away realizing that our government is so messed up and unmanageable that paying your taxes would seem a little silly. They have no idea what they're doing with our tax money. When they see a crime they don't call the cops, they save their own political  assess first while your money is being fraudulently taken.
I wanted congressional hearings and I want people put in jail!!!!!!


Fannie Mae Silence on Taylor Bean Opened Way to $3 Billion Fraud

By Tom Schoenberg

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- The first sign of what would ultimately become a $3 billion fraud surfaced Jan. 11, 2000, when Fannie Mae executive Samuel Smith discovered Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. sold him a loan owned by someone else.
Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprise which issues almost half of all mortgage-backed securities, determined over the next two years that more than 200 loans acquired from Taylor Bean were bogus, non-performing or lacked critical components such as mortgage insurance.
That might have been the end of Taylor Bean and its chairman and principal owner, Lee Farkas. He is scheduled to be sentenced today in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, for orchestrating what prosecutors call one of the “largest bank fraud schemes in this country’s history.”
Instead, it was just the beginning.
Fannie Mae officials never reported the fraud to law enforcement or anyone outside the company. Internal memos, court papers, and public testimony show it sought only to rid itself of liabilities and cut ties with a mortgage firm selling loans “that had no value,” as Smith, the former vice president of Fannie Mae’s single family operations, said in a 2008 deposition.
The trial of Farkas and his co-defendants resulted in the only major criminal conviction stemming from the financial crisis -- a crisis that followed the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and the U.S. government takeover of Fannie Mae and its rival Freddie Mac that same month.
‘Most Significant’

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What the European Union Fears Most


By Nicholas Contompasis

As the Soviet Union gradually became a distant memory, the small countries of Europe formed the E.U. The formation of this European Union was to bring economic and social prosperity to the region, similar to the U.S.

Thus, during twenty years as it grew, the living standards of its member states became some of the best in the world. But, trouble was brewing.

Like most unions there are always weak links that have to be supported when times are bad, and it appears this is one of those times.

I won’t bore you with the messy details of why Greece and other member states are derelict in their financial dealings. I’m just going to remind you of what is really bothering this frail union of debt ridden countries. The angry protesters on the streets of Athens may appear to be the reason for concern, but they're not.

It’s about a history book, The History of Europe. In that book as you read chapter after chapter, you are constantly reminded that every country, at one time or another had raped and pillaged the other. It could be said that after hundreds of years just about every person in Europe had a damn good reason to kill people from every other member state.

As this European economic crisis spreads across the landscape of historic battlefields and graves of ancestors, the leaders of this Union know that it must not fail, or else.

Or else, the continent will revert back to its historic ways of envy, greed and prejudice. For if this Union were too fail and break back into its original countries, historians know it would be just a matter of time before another continental war occurred. The E.U. fears itself more than any external threat.

So, don’t be surprised if you see the E.U. do everything in its power to keep its members in tow. For it’s easier to write a check than bury the dead.

It's the devil in all of us that must be controlled, or we will fall back into an old but new chapter in The History of Europe.

Obamacare Death Star Will Strike Soon - By Senator Jim Demint




By: Sen. Jim DeMint | 06/29/11

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, says the deadly economic impact of Obamacare will be felt soon.
President Obama’s healthcare takeover is poised to land a devastating blow to American families and the economy of a size and scope never seen before.
Obama’s bureaucratic Death Star becomes fully operational in 2014. When that happens, it will lay waste to the private healthcare system by imposing unanticipated costs on companies and individuals that will cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance and be forced into the new government program.
To pass his bill, Obama assured nervous Americans “If you like your healthcare, you can keep it.” Many will soon find out that’s not the case. Budget officials said 6-7 million people who would have employer-based insurance will not have it when the law goes into effect.

Rising Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Exile in US

Published June 24, 2011 | Associated Press

MIAMI –  Oliver Gaviria was driving along a highway in Caracas when two men dressed in black pulled up alongside him on motorcycles and told him to stop the car. One held a gun to his temple and they threatened to kill him, saying he was a traitor to President Hugo Chavez's government.
Gaviria never thought of himself as an influential adversary of Chavez, and he certainly did not expect to be singled out as enemy of the state. After all, he ran a business that organized parties for government officials including some powerful allies of Chavez.

IMF Says the U.S. Economy is Broken Till At Least 2016 - Are You Listening Obama the Magnificent?

I.M.F. Offers a Different Take on U.S. Growth

By BINYAMIN Applebaum

We pay a lot of attention to the Federal Reserve’s economic forecasts. It’s worth paying at least a little attention to a second opinion offered Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund, which houses another of the world’s largest herds of economists just three city blocks away.

The I.M.F. foresees a much less happy and prosperous future for the United States. The fund, in its annual report on the American economy, said growth will not top 3 percent through 2016:

2011: 2.5 percent
2012: 2.7 percent
2013: 2.7 percent
2014: 2.9 percent
2015: 2.9 percent
2016: 2.8 percent

Those are abysmal numbers that imply that the United States has no imminent prospect of recovering the losses sustained during the recession, and that the American economy has been shunted onto a path of lower growth. As the I.M.F. notes, one important consequence is that millions of Americans would remain unable to find work for years to come.

The Fed, by contrast, predicted last week that growth will accelerate. It said the economy would expand up to 2.9 percent this year, up to 3.7 percent in 2012 and up to 4.2 percent in 2013.

Why is the I.M.F. so much more pessimistic? One key difference is that the multinational fund regards housing as a long-term weight on the economy, depressing consumer spending. Indeed, it said that continued weakness in the housing market could result in an even slower expansion.

“We think that housing difficulties merit more policy attention since they are central to the slow recovery and pose a critical risk,” the I.M.F. report said.

New York Liberals Attack Glenn Beck and his Daughter at His Movie Opening

By Nicholas Contompasis

The liberal pigs of New York were out last night to destroy the one man in America that is trying to save it. Is there no hope for this City?


Fox News Host Glenn Beck: My Family was Harassed During New York Bryant Park Movie '39 Steps'

BY ALIYAH SHAHID

Radio and television personality Glenn Beck said Tuesday that he and his family were verbally assaulted at a movie in Bryant Park earlier this week.
It's not easy being Glenn Beck.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

From Indonesia Christians Burned Alive By Muslims

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Video of President Obama's Many Lies to the American People - Doesn't This Insult You, Just a Little Bit?

Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge Attacks Conservative Judge



Published June 27, 2011 | On the Record | On the Record
Special Guests: Crocker Stephenson, 'Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," June 27, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Did you hear is going on in Wisconsin? First Governor Walker's law set many on fire. Remember the protests earlier this year? Protesters so furious with the governor they stormed the state capitol. Now things are getting weirder in Wisconsin, this time inside the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. One justice is accusing another justice of trying to strangle her.


Joining us is Crocker Stephenson, reporter for the "Journal Sentinel." Crocker, I just can imagine it gets any weirder. What is thought to have happened June 13th in the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

CROCKER STEPHENSON, "MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL": Supposedly this occurred in Justice [Ann Walsh] Bradley's office. It was after hours. Most of the justices, were in her chambers they were arguing over the legislation that would limit public workers' rights. Depending on who you talk to, what Justice Bradley says is, she asked Justice [David] Prosser to leave. That he put her -- put her neck in a choke hold, angrily, and choked her.

What Justice Prosser's people are saying that it was Justice Bradley that came from around her desk attacked him. And that he was just protecting himself from her attack. She is 60-years-old. He is 68-years- old. So you wonder what is going on.

VAN SUSTEREN: Was the chief justice there at this incident?

STEPHENSON: All the justices were there, except for --

VAN SUSTEREN: But there's a little more to the story if you back up. You've got this situation where Prosser supposedly, I think in February of this year called chief justice a "bitch." Nothing happened. Then justice --

STEPHENSON: We reported that he called her a "bitch." He corrected us and said he called her a "total bitch."

VAN SUSTEREN: Nothing happened. Then a week later the same justice who now said she got strangled by Prosser sends out an e-mail saying he said she was a total bitch making a paper trail, then ends up in your newspaper to slime Prosser. You've got the chief justice and this woman snitching. Someone leaked to the paper. Now you've got one trying to strangle another and the other says no she came after -- is there anyone who thinks any of these three should remain on your Supreme Court?

STEPHENSON: I don't know about whether these three should be booted off the court or not. I spoke to Governor Walker today. He visited our newsroom he said it is the most dysfunctional court that he could remember. That's saying a lot. We've had some seriously dysfunctional courts.

What would happen, if justices in Wisconsin are elected to 10 year terms, if a justice were removed in the next election which a justice was in standing for reelection they would -- the governor would appoint a Justice and that justice would remain until an election occurred. --

VAN SUSTEREN: Here are the people who are supposed to tell the people of the state of Wisconsin here is the law. They look like a bunch of nuts. They look like thugs and nuts and cheats. How can anyone take any sort of respect for a decision coming out of that court?

STEPHENSON: I think that's the saddest thing about this whole thing. Whatever happened, we right now have the sheriff's department investigating whether a Wisconsin justice choked another Wisconsin justice this is supposed to be the arm of government that is reasoned that is wise. That is supposed to be considering matters with cool objectivity. I know you have a law degree. And you know that only goes so far, but still, it must undermine -- I know it is undermining the credibility the courthouse.

VAN SUSTEREN: We didn't even get to the pettiness in the dissent the chief justice wrote that she wrote about another justice that is so beyond just intellectual disagreement. But we'll get to that another time. Crocker, I hope you come back. I have a feeling there is going to be more to this story.

STEPHENSON: I hope so.

Republicans Getting Rich off ObamaCare

By Michael F. Cannon

Here we have the spectacle of a former Republican Health and Human Services secretary getting rich by helping states implement ObamaCare. Leavitt Partners (among other consultants) is helping states create the health insurance “Exchanges.” Or the non-ObamaCare-compliant health insurance Exchanges that by law become ObamaCare-compliant Exchanges.  Via Politico:
More than $300 million in exchange grants has already flowed into the states since the Affordable Care Act passed. That number will grow exponentially in the coming months, as states move from the initial steps of passing exchange legislation to the more lucrative task of setting them up.
For health consultants and information technology vendors, it’s already shaping up to be a gold mine…
The opportunity is, seemingly, everywhere. Even in states that have used executive orders and heated rhetoric to push back against implementation of the reform law, vendors still see possible contracts.
“There is a group that feels as though they don’t want to be associated with the Affordable Care Act,” said Leavitt Partners CEO Michael Leavitt, who was Health and Human Services secretary under President George W. Bush. “Privately, though, it’s clear that several of those are planning behind the scenes, because they don’t want to have a federal exchange.”
These Exchanges—there is no such thing as a state-run Exchange—are the government bureaucracies that will make health insurance more expensive, induce employers to drop coverage, entrench ObamaCare, and dole out hundreds billions of debt-financed government subsidies to insurance companies.

When You Give to the People, You Won't Get it Back Without a Fight - Greece - U.S.

Greek Austerity Protests Turn Ugly as Strike Begins



By the CNN Wire Staff
June 28, 2011 11:34 a.m. EDT

One protester and three police officers are slightly hurt in clashes, police say
Protesters show no sign of leaving despite the clashes, as a two-day strike continues
Parliament is to vote on the tough austerity package on Wednesday
Athens, Greece (CNN) -- Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators Tuesday, as thousands marched to protest proposed austerity measures on the first day of a two-day strike. Some protesters threw rocks at security forces.
One demonstrator and three police officers have been slightly injured, the police said. About 3,000 officers are deployed on the streets of Athens.
The protesters are rallying outside the Greek Parliament building in the center of the country's capital, where lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on a tough five-year package of tax increases and spending cuts.
European Council President Herman van Rompuy urged them to pass the measures, for the sake of Greece and the wider economy.
Greek protests turn violent Tensions rise as Greek vote nears Can Greece recover from debt woes? Saving Greece from financial ruin "There are decisive moments and the coming hours will be decisive, crucial for the Greek people, but also for the Eurozone and the stability of the world economy," he told the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday.
Police in riot gear manned barricades outside the Greek Parliament as the latest of a series of rallies over the past several weeks heated up.
Live television footage showed clouds of tear gas and black smoke from small fires billowing through the streets. A truck belonging to a mobile telecom company was also set alight.
Police appeared to be trying to force protesters out of Constitution Square, CNN reporters said, but some demonstrators were returning and others were gathering in side streets ready to move back in.
Drumming and music reverberated around the square as the protesters tried to restore the peaceful atmosphere of earlier in the day, with no signs of the rally coming to an end
One group of protesters chanted "Bread, education, freedom," an old rallying cry from 1973, when thousands of students clashed violently with police during protests against the military government.
The 48-hour general strike kicked off in the early morning hours, hobbling most of Greece's transportation systems but freeing workers to participate in demonstrations.
Thousands of marchers chanted slogans and unfurled banners in central Athens on Tuesday.
Members of the communist PAME labor union took to the streets first, waving socialist signs in front of the Greek Parliament. The main rally, a cooperative effort between two much larger, mainstream unions, launched later.
Cloth banners reading "No sacrifices for plutocracy" flapped in chorus with chants of "Workers, you can live without a boss," and "We want workers' rights, not profits for the boss!"
Government offices, schools and courts had closed, the unions said. Hospitals were operating on skeleton staffs, according to Greek state television broadcaster ERT. Transportation disruptions were planned on land, on sea and in the air.
Air traffic controllers will periodically stop work and flight traffic, according to their union. Stoppages are also expected to disrupt sea travel in the maritime nation, which encompasses many islands.
Trains and municipal transportation have also shut down, but Athens metro workers are abstaining from the strike, according to the country's transportation union.
Train operators will provide continuous service to demonstrators headed for central Athens. But bus drivers are on strike, keeping city buses off of Athens' streets.
Greece must pass the austerity measures if it is to win the last $17 billion portion of a $156 billion bailout package from other European nations that was granted in 2010 -- and also to clear the way for an additional potential bailout package to keep Greece afloat going forward.
Greece needs the bailout funds to avert a default on debt repayments that are due as soon as mid-July.
Such a default would send shock waves through the European banking sector and potentially dent global economic confidence.
European Union Commissioner Ollie Rehn, the bloc's lead negotiator on the bailout, warned Tuesday that Greece faced "a critical juncture," as he pressed Parliament to pass the austerity measures.
"Both the future of the country and financial stability in Europe are at stake," Rehn said in Brussels. "I trust that the Greek political leaders are fully aware of the responsibility that lies on their shoulders to avoid default."
He warned that there was "no Plan B" to avert default, and insisted that economic reforms -- although challenging -- were a better alternative for the Greek people.
"The European Union continues to be ready to support Greece. But Europe can only help Greece if Greece helps itself," he added.
Protesters lament that the cuts are being carried out on the backs of those who can afford it least.
"With the policy followed since the bailout, we have seen people's living standards going down. It is the workers and the pensioners who are paying the debt," said electrical engineer Ioanna Lagonika.
Lagonika, who marched in PAME's demonstration, said, "The PM (prime minister) has said that this is a new start for Greece, but to us it feels like this is our end."
Accountant Pericles Panagakis, who also participated in the communists' march, would rather see Greece go through bankruptcy. The austerity programs mean "even tougher measures for the people and just for the people," he said.
Panagakis would also like to see Greece's wealthiest make up for the government shortfalls. "The solution is to take the money from people who have money, not from the workers," he said.
The parliamentary vote, which comes a day later than originally planned, will be followed by a meeting of European Union finance ministers on July 3 to approve the final part of funding from last year's bailout.
The head of Deutsche Bank warned politicians Monday against taking steps that might lead the crisis to spread beyond Greece.
"If it is Greece alone, that's already big. But if other countries are drawn in through contagion, it could be bigger than Lehman," Josef Ackermann said, referring to the financial meltdown that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers investment firm in the U.S. in 2008.
International lenders have insisted Greece cut spending, lay off public workers, raise taxes and raise 50 billion euros ($71 billion) through selling off state-owned enterprises in exchange for a further bailout of the cash-strapped nation.
The latest demands follow austerity measures imposed last year that included pension cuts; a sales tax boost; excise taxes on fuel, cigarettes, alcohol and luxury goods; and a rise in the average retirement age to 65 from 61.
The economic crisis has inspired rioting in the streets of Athens in recent weeks, where protesters have thrown firebombs and clashed with armored police.
The Parliament plans to vote on the austerity package sometime after 1 p.m. Wednesday. All three unions that marched Tuesday have also planned rallies for Wednesday evening.

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Glenn Beck Today - Presenting The (Only) Four Outcomes To The Global Public Debt Crisis

By Tyler Durden

A global public debt crisis, in which private sector deleveraging is offset by public debt, to the point where Reinhart and Rogoff say "no more" (and often times beyond) has only four possible outcomes. These are: 1) a debt trap; 2) hyperinflation; 3) austerity but in conjunction with actual economic growth and 4) default. Currently in the developed world, the only two outcomes actively pursued, are (1), the debt trap, best seen in the US, where the only solution to debt is "more debt", and half of (3), austerity, although not coupled by the critical "growth" component, but merely more strikes, more economic deterioration, and more austerity in a closed loop to the bottom as a disenchanted population decides to let it all burn down in the process of losing its entitlements safet net. And with 3) so far a failure in every iteration (the closest it is to an actual empirical outcome is in the UK, where it has so far produced nothing but stagflation), what happens next will be, as UBS' senior economic advisor George Magnus says, "or else."
First a look at the the sad reality of what is happening in the developed world in the context of 2012 financing needs as a percentage of GDP: between Germany (arguably the strongest of all developed economies) and Japan, in the next year alone, the countries in the chart below will have to raise anywhere between 10% and 50% of their GDP in the form of new debt! That's right: everyone, from Germany, to the UK, to Ireland, to Spain, to Belgium, Italy, the US, and most certainly Greece and Japan, will have to hope there is an external demand for its debt, even as all of these countries are net sources of debt. How the math works out that any of these countries, intertwined in a massive ponzi loop, can purchase others' debt while also selling its own, in the absence of outright central bank monetization, has yet to be figured out by men far smarter than us.
So going back to the original story, here is UBS explanation on the 4 only possible outcomes from the current terminal economic dead end which absent a massive surge in political will to change a broken system, will likely have just one, very unpleasant, conclusion.
Public debt crises can only have 4 outcomes. First, in the absence of economic growth and economic reforms, and if faced with high funding costs and rising interest expense as a share of revenues, you end up in a debt trap, with huge political and social upheaval and probable abrogation of debt. Japan is in a debt trap, though as stated above, because it’s a creditor, and social and  political consensus hasn’t fractured, it has been able to sustain close to zero interest rates and 1%+ JGB yields.
If any country were at risk nowadays most people would probably concur it was Greece. But it is not necessarily the only candidate. In fact, once a country looks as though it is on an unsustainable debt path, the difference between a debt trap and some form of debt restructuring or rescheduling is basically the difference between a disorderly and orderly form of debt management and resolution.
Second, a lapse into Weimar or Zimbabwe-type inflation (and social breakdown) - an extreme form of nominal GDP creation - is an alternate means of bringing down the debt burden. But while this is often referred in blogs and casual observation, the examples of hyperinflation as solutions to debt crises are quite far and few between. We never say ‘never’, of course, but, let’s  discuss this again if we see the simultaneous emergence of dictatorships or broken political systems in one or more developed markets, and the crushing of central bank independence and credibility. In any event, the process of deleveraging and of protracted balance sheet repairs, and degrees of dysfunction in the credit system (which depress money multipliers and velocity) suggest strongly that the inflation option in a contemporary US and European setting isn’t even really an option.
Third, the debt to GDP ratio can fall slowly through the combination of sustained fiscal austerity in the context of some sustained rise in GDP – but not austerity alone. Clearly, that’s where countries want to be. And the ‘how to do this’ bit clearly occupies the minds of policymakers and financial markets in all the Western debtor countries.
It is the basis for the suggestions made by some that the US, for example, should make serious and detailed deficit cuts from, say, 2013-2025, but be prepared to use budgetary policy, if needs be, to sustain growth and strengthen the private sector in the interim. Indeed, US deficit paranoids should note that, according to the IMF latest Fiscal Monitor, the general government’s cyclically adjusted deficit is now projected to fall from 7.2% GDP in 2011 to 5.8% in 2012. Not a good state of affairs, but not a disaster either. The issue for the US is less about immediate debt management as about sustainability. The debt ceiling should, of course, be raised almost regardless, and the bipartisan agreement to achieve some $4 trillion of savings over the coming decade needs to have some bipartisan flesh put on those bones. The search for agreement continues….
It’s the basis for believing that the UK fiscal strategy might work, provided the cumulative minor incentives to make the private sector work better…work. It’s also the basis for asserting that the current thinking in the Eurozone is leading us to a dark outcome – reversible, but dark.
As the Greece saga rolls on, we think it abundantly clear that austerity alone isn’t the answer. It isn’t the answer to making the debt burden sustainable for the simple maths associated with the weak denominator in the debt/GDP identity. And it isn’t the answer to getting Greek citizens on board either. A little turbulence may be good to spur a debate about change and reform. A rebellion, tax revolts and non-compliance and so on are a bridge too far.
Alas, if all else fails, there is the 4th, and final, outcome:
Fourth, some form of default is inevitable if you:
can’t create or sustain political consensus at home, and or
lack the ability or imagination to pursue growth- and employment generative economic policies over time, and or
have a pegged currency, so that an unacceptable internal devaluation is required, and or have creditors, who are uncooperative and weak, lacking the political clout or willingness to implement timely debt management strategies
Default, when it is managed in an orderly fashion, is simply a harsh way of describing the more acceptable terms of debt restructuring or rescheduling. This can also lower the debt burden for a while, but in and of itself is no cure. It has to be accompanied by outcome 3 and reversals of the conditions in option 4  which caused the default in the first place.

The UK is pursuing option 3 with pre-emptive policies designed to stabilise and reverse the surge in the public debt to GDP ratio by the end of the current parliament in 2015. The Achilles’ heel in the UK strategy - as for all other debtors - will be the degree to which the coalition government can sustain social support and consensus, and keep growth going. This challenge will intensify in the coming year or two as the public spending cuts cumulate, and the gauntlet of key reforms, for example to public pensions, is thrown down.
Ditto the US, but the country’s more complicated politics mean that it is at risk of instability from fiscal policy inertia on the one hand, and overkill on the other. The upcoming debt ceiling deadline in August will be a minor test of the ability to steer a path between the two, while the bigger issues of fiscal, healthcare financing and economic reform can’t be ducked forever.
The Eurozone faces a complex debt management problem in Greece and in the periphery, and an existential issue since it lacks the political and institutional mechanisms to ‘solve’ the Eurozone debt problem. To address the former, some form of debt restructuring, including debt forgiveness, now looks a most likely scenario, in our view. To address the latter, Europe must make a great leap forward to integrate further politically (European Treasury to preside over some sort of fiscal union, European Banking Authority, a common Euro bond and so on) or else a dangerous step back towards some degree of disintegration seems equally inevitable. Unless or until this is resolved, the periphery countries appear destined to pursue the austerity in option 3, while suffering in varying degrees from some or all of the conditions in option 4. This saga is likely to be with us for a while yet.
Magnus' less than optimistic conclusion:
We believe the sovereign debt problem will be addressed successfully only if political willingness and leadership are up to the task. The consequences of the financial crisis, the synchronized nature of the sovereign crisis across much of the developed world, and the existential nature of the crisis in the Eurozone make the politics of resolution even more demanding. Japan is the only developed market among 31 that have run up against the need for large-scale fiscal adjustment programs since the early 1980s not to have subsequently stabilized or reversed its public debt burden. Whether this state of affairs can continue as Japan marches on into its demographic transition in the next 5 years is a moot point.
The prospects for the developed world nowadays are more certain: there is a small window of time during which to fix the politics of effective debt management and economic reform, and in the case of Greece and the Eurozone, the window is closing quickly. Assuming the Greek parliament passes the austerity package at the end of June, Europe has just a few days in July to transfer funds enabling Greece to pay its bills and roll over maturing bills – and Greece will have reached the end of the road as far as austerity goes. After that, it will be up to the Eurozone’s politicians and sovereign creditors to take that leap forward to manage the immediate debt crisis, take steps towards fiscal union including E-bonds, and create new institutions to undertake  pre-emptive debt restructuring, including for other periphery countries…..or else.
The "or else" part may come as early as this week unless the Greek government manages to suppress the popular expression of anger yet again, and vote the massively unpopular austerity measures which will do nothing to boost Greek economic recovery chances, everything to help bankers kick the can down the road for another bonus season, and certainly lead to even more paralyzing general strikes, and more, hopefully non-violent, expressions of what is now outright public desperation with a government that is no longer responding to the general interest of the people it "represents."

Maybe America Needs to See This Again

Intern'l Judges Order Arrest of Moammar Gadhafi




THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.
Judges announced Monday that Gadhafi is wanted for orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple him from power after more than four decades, and for trying to cover up the alleged crimes.
The warrants turn Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi into internationally wanted suspects, potentially complicating any efforts to mediate an end to more than four months of intense fighting in the North African nation.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Breaking News - Muslim Terrorist Crashes Truck Into Passenger Train

The Daily Syrian Slaughter - Are You Watching America?

Privately owned firearms in Syria.
The estimated total number of guns held by civilians in Syria is 735,000.

In the U.S. there is 1 gun for every person. In Syria there is 1 gun for every 21 people. As the relatively unarmed people of Syria are slaughtered daily by their government, see America's future without your right to bare arms.

More and More Retired U.S. Military Officiers Are Speaking Out Against the Obama Administration

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chavez In 'Critical' Condition - Die Bitch!


MIAMI (AFP) – Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is in Cuba following emergency surgery, is in "critical" but stable condition, Miami's El Nuevo Herald reported Saturday, citing US intelligence sources.
Chavez's government has said he was operated on for a pelvic abscess June 10 and is recovering well; the president's brother has told Venezuelan state media that Chavez could return to Caracas in about two weeks.
But the Venezuelan government has not addressed details of Chavez's condition. And opposition lawmakers are up in arms in Caracas as many think it is unconstitutional for the president to be governing from abroad.
The Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald cited unnamed US intelligence sources as refusing to comment on rumors in Venezuela that Chavez could be receiving treatment for prostate cancer.
Yet one source was quoted as saying that Chavez "is in critical condition; not on the brink of death, but critical indeed, and complicated."
The same sources said Chavez's daughter, Rosines, and his mother, Marisabel Rodriguez, were recently whisked off to Cuba in an air force plane, the report said.
"They took Marisabel and her daughter out urgently," another source told the paper. "That was 72 hours ago."
After almost two weeks of uncharacteristic quiet, Chavez took to Twitter again on Friday, without addressing the controversy over his time spent abroad recovering from surgery in Cuba.
"Good morning to my (Twitter followers). It is my Army's Day, and the sun is shining brightly. I am sending a big hug to my troops and my beloved people," Chavez (@chavezcandanga) tweeted on the microblogging service.
The firebrand leftist leader was hospitalized June 10 in Havana, his top regional ally, for what officials said was an operation for a pelvic abscess, but turned into an uncharacteristically quiet and prolonged absence.
Officials in Caracas have insisted that Chavez, 56, is recovering well and continuing to give orders from Cuba, and keeping abreast of developments in Venezuela.
And relatively few words from someone known for his verbal omnipresence left some foes speculating he might have had plastic surgery or might want to drum up sympathy for his illness ahead of a 2012 election in which he will seek a third term.
Chavez arrived in Cuba on June 8 on the final leg of a trip authorized by the National Assembly that also included Brazil and Ecuador. He was rushed into emergency surgery after suffering sharp pain diagnosed as a pelvic abscess that required immediate surgery.
Opposition legislators, who control 40 percent of Venezuela's single-chamber legislature, argue that his prolonged absence means that Vice President Elias Jaua should replace him.
Chavez is Communist Cuba's main economic and political ally. His cut-rate oil keeps the cash-strapped and isolated Raul Castro regime afloat.

Obama Attacks Silicon-valley - Shades of Microsoft - Shades of a Desperate President


By Nicholas Contompasis

Bill Gates in '90s learned the hard way, "Render onto Caesar," or watch your stock price freeze.
President Obama's ambitious goal of reaching one billion dollars in his campaign fund has forced him to attack the very supporters that put him into the White House.
The FTC's announcement on Thursday to officially go on a fishing trip into Google's dominance of the internet is very revealing.
"Desperate people do desperate things," so goes the saying. It appears that our President has lost his mojo in the fund raising business and is forced to prey on his loyal supporters by threatening government legal action against them.
Antitrust action against deep pocket corporations have long been a practice of Left leaning administrations and the Obama Administration is no different. This form of legalized extortion is despicable but to coin another old saying, "You can't fight city hall."
With Obama's popularity plummeting to new lows, this attack on Google seems to indicate that the President now sees himself as a one term President, and he plans to extort as much as he can from the country before he leaves office.
The indication that he now feels he is on his way out is good news for America but bad news for Google.


FTC launches Google antitrust inquiry

By JOELLE TESSLER
From BUSINESSWEEK

Federal regulators have begun a formal antitrust investigation into Google's business practices.
In a blog post Friday, the Internet search giant said it received notification from the Federal Trade Commission of the review on Thursday.
Google said "it's still unclear exactly what the FTC's concerns are."
But the inquiry is expected to focus in large part on whether Google abuses its dominance of Internet search to extend its influence into other lucrative online markets, such as mapping, comparison shopping and travel. Rivals complain that Google, which handles two out of every three Internet searches in the U.S., manipulates its results to steer users to its own sites and services and bury links to competitors.
The European Commission and the Texas attorney general have already opened investigations into whether Google uses its enormous clout as a major gateway to the Internet to stifle competition online. The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, too, is examining whether Google gives its own services favorable treatment in search results.
Google maintains that most of the accusations of anticompetitive behavior come not from users, who like its services, but from competitors that are not pleased with their search rankings. "Since the beginning, we have been guided by the idea that, if we focus on the user, all else will follow," the company said in its blog post.
"We make hundreds of changes to our algorithms every year to improve your search experience," it added. "Not every website can come out at the top of the page, or even appear on the first page of our search results."
In midday trading Friday, Google's stock fell $6.66 or 1.4 percent, to $473.56.

Friday, June 24, 2011

American Distrust Of Banks Reaches Highest-Recorded Level: Gallup

By Maxwell Strachan 

The recession might be officially over, but American views toward the institutions that brought the economic system close to collapse have never been worse.
According to a new poll by Gallup, 36 percent of Americans now say they have "very little" or "no" confidence in U.S. banks, the highest percentage on record since Gallup first started tracking that data. Those saying they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in banks has also stagnated, stuck at 23 percent for the second straight year, after falling to a low of 22 percent in 2009.
Safe to say it's been a tough year in the banks' public relations departments.
U.S. banks have spent much of the past year aggressively lobbying against the implementation of Dodd-Frank financial reform. This week, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called out banks for the "huge amount of money [spent by banks] to erode, weaken, walk back" financial reform. Indeed, the largest-lobbying institutions of last year spent 2.7 percent more in the first months of this year in an attempt to combat rules including higher capital requirements and restrictions on swipe fees.
The nation's five largest mortgage servicers -- Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Ally Financial -- have also been the focus of a federal investigation into whether the banks defrauded taxpayers in their handling of foreclosures, first reported by The Huffington Post in mid-May.
In addition, in April, Goldman Sachs, the nation's first-largest bank by assets, was accused in a Senate report of systematically misleading clients by selling them assets known to be junk and then subsequently betting against that junk.
So this year's Gallup results only further emphasize the growing animosity toward banks in America. Never before 2009 had more Americans expressed more distrust than trust in banks. That has not only been the norm for three years now, but the gap is widening.
Gallup, who has been tracking confidence in banks for over thirty years now, notes the steady decline of confidence in their release, pointing out that 60 percent of Americans had at least "quite a lot" of confidence in banks in 1979. That fell to 30 percent in the early 1990s, but then steadily rose to 53 percent in the mid-200s.
The percentage of Americans with a good deal of trust in banks has been nearly halved since 2007:

Although levels of confidence have fallen in all regions since the first years of the financial crisis in 2007, confidence is again on the rise in the Midwest and West. This year, it is the East that has the least confidence in banks, at 20 percent.
The below graph charts levels of confidence since the financial crisis:

More Bullshit!!!

By Nicholas Contompasis

I find it interesting that our government feels that Americans are so irresponsible they now need to be told what to eat, think and do, while 99.9% of them on a daily basis drive 254 million registered 4,000 pound automobiles from point A to point B and back again, without killing themselves or anyone else. Get it?

President Obama Really Screwed Up This Time - The Soldier Was Dead, You Idiot - He Has No Idea What He's Doing!

Seized bin Laden Cellphone Provides Possible Link to Pakistani Spy Agency

By Ariel Zirulnick, Staff writer / June 24, 2011

A cellphone used by Osama bin Laden's courier contained contacts for commanders in a Pakistani militant group that has long been mentored by Pakistan's spy agency.

A new report heightens suspicion that Osama bin Laden may have been protected on behalf of, or at least with the knowledge of, Pakistan's intelligence agency.
The cellphone of bin Laden's courier, seized in the US raid on his Abbottabad compound last month, contained contacts for commanders in a militant group with close ties to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), The New York Times reported today.
By tracing calls made with the courier's phone, American analysts deduced that commanders from the Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen militant group were in contact with Pakistani intelligence, US officials told the Times – though how they deduced that is unclear.
Harakat, which is particularly entrenched around Abbottabad, was set up with the ISI's blessing at least 20 years ago and has since been mentored by the spy agency. The implication is that if a group so close to the ISI was in touch with bin Laden's network, it is less likely that the spy agency could have been unaware of the terrorist leader's activities in Pakistan.
The US officials were quick to say, however, that there is no proof that the communication was about bin Laden, making it possible that the ISI was unaware of the terrorist leader's presence – although two former militant leaders interviewed by the Times say they are convinced the ISI was protecting bin Laden.
A Pakistani security official told CBS News that the links between the ISI and Harakat no longer existed. "This is outdated information about Harakat-ul-Mujahadeen. Since militant groups began attacking the state [of Pakistan] lots of previous ties have been broken off," he said.
The ISI has long kept ties with Pakistani militant groups for a variety of reasons, including access to intelligence on militants and the desire for more allies against arch-rival India.
"We know the Pakistanis have sponsored some of these groups for a long time," a Western diplomat in Islamabad told [CBS reporter] Bokhari. "Whether there were active contacts between the ISI and these militant groups while they (militant groups) were in touch with OBL needs to be carefully examined. Proving this triangular relationship is not easy."
US officials continue to express doubts that bin Laden could have lived for years in a Pakistani garrison city of nearly 1 million residents only a couple hours from Islamabad without Pakistani officials at least suspecting he was there. American suspicions of Pakistani complicity, together with the unilateral nature of its raid on bin Laden's compound, have dragged down US-Pakistan relations.
According to Bloomberg, 69 percent of Pakistanis see the US as more of an enemy than a partner, despite massive US aid to the country that extends beyond military and counterterrorism assistance.
Even so, Pakistan's need for economic aid, status as a nuclear power, vulnerability to militants and interests in Afghanistan provide incentives for both nations to work through current disputes.
"This is a long-term, frustrating, frankly sometimes very outraging kind of experience," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said about dealing with Pakistan in an appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations committee yesterday. "And yet, I don't see any alternative, if you look at vital American national interests."
According to the Times, discovering the link to Harakat answers a lot of basic questions about how bin Laden ended up in Abbottabad and how he could remain there safely for so long. The group has "deep roots" around the town and an extensive network in the country, which includes ties to both Al Qaeda and ISI. The fact that they are native Pakistanis gives them more freedom of movement than Al Qaeda's foreign militants.
Harakat is one of a host of militant groups set up in the 1980s and early ’90s with the approval and assistance of Pakistan’s premier spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, to fight as proxies in Afghanistan, initially against the Soviets, or against India in the disputed territory of Kashmir. Like many groups, it has splintered and renamed itself over the years, and because of their overlapping nature, other groups could have been involved in supporting Bin Laden, too, officials and analysts said. But Harakat, they said, has been a favored tool of the ISI.
Harakat “is one of the oldest and closest allies of Al Qaeda, and they are very, very close to the ISI,” said Bruce O. Riedel, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer and the author of “Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad.”
Separately, US officials disclosed that one of the letters obtained from the bin Laden compound reveals that bin Laden thought Al Qaeda had an image problem. He wanted to rebrand the terrorist group by giving it a new name, the Associated Press reported.
The problem with the name was the lack of religious elements. Without a religious connotation in the name Al Qaeda, the US was able to claim that it was not at war with Islam and it was harder to convince Muslims that they were fighting a holy war, bin Laden reasoned.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Breaking News - Obama Gun Smuggling To Mexican Drug Cartels in Exchange for Campaign Contributions




By Nicholas Contompasis

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder's scheme to funnel arms to Mexican drug cartels using our ATF agents as cover, is now exploding into a full scale indictment of the Obama Administration's reckless attempt to reach it's billion dollar reelection campaign goal.
The President's quid pro quo with Mexico's drug cartels, and the Mexican Government itself, meant he would have met his campaign goals if it where not for numerous ATF whistle-blowers that put a stop to the shipment of thousands of military style weapons to Mexico.
In exchange for this blatant violation of U.S. Laws, Obama and Holder had expected massive donations from south of the border such as in 2008 when hundred's of thousands of small odd numbered contributions streamed into Obama's campaign coffers.
Speculation was, that after millions of dollars were donated to the election of Barack Obama originating from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, it was felt that Obama would reciprocate by favoring the Palestinian movement over Israel.
As we have seen over the past two and a half years, that's exactly what happened.
It now seems that the President and the Attorney General were in the process of selling out our Southern border states and our national security for campaign contributions.
The congressman from California (R) Daryl Issa, is hot on the administrations trail and expects to announce further results from his investigations of the Obama Administration.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jim Rogers: Obama Should Resign Before Inflation Sparks Unrest




From Moneynews.com
Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 08:37 AM
By Julie Crawshaw

Investment guru Jim Rogers says President Barack Obama should resign — and warns that inflation will only continue to soar, putting the United States at risk of the same civil unrest that has struck Greece.
Rogers says that what Obama “should do is take an ax — no, not an ax — take a chain saw to spending in the U.S.”
Rogers tells Bloomberg Business Week that “we have got to balance the budget. We have got to pay off the debt, somehow, someday.”
Nonetheless, Rogers — considered by many to be "the ultimate dollar bear" — is simultaneously long the U.S. dollar.
Why? "Because everybody's bearish, including me. I read something like 97 percent of people are bearish on the dollar," the Rogers Holdings chairman said.
"I am one of those 97, so I bought dollars."
“Why should a good, honest German taxpayer, a guy who saved his money, suddenly get a bill from the German government saying you have got to pay for some Greeks sitting on the beach drinking Ouzo?” asks Rogers. “That's absurd.”
German voters have already voiced their displeasure with that scenario by staging protests. In Greece, there have been more than three weeks of demonstrations over austerity measures needed to avoid a national debt default. Many such protests erupted into violence last week.
Rogers expects there will similar protests in the United States.
“We are going to have social unrest in the U.S., too,” Rogers says. “We are going to have much higher prices. We are having serious inflation, which is going to get worse, and we have a government that is sitting down there spending staggering amounts of money, getting us deeper into debt.”
Meanwhile, the latest “Misery Index” shows that Americans are more miserable than they’ve been in the past 28 years, economically speaking. 
The monthly index, an unofficial measurement created by economist Arthur Okun back in the 1970s using the simple premise to total the inflation and unemployment rates, is now 62 percent higher than when Obama first took office in 2009. 
The May index is at 12.7 (9.1 percent unemployment and 3.6 percent annualized inflation). That compares to an all-time high of 21.98 in June 1980, and a historical low of 2.97 in July 1953. In 2011, it has inched up every month since January’s reading of 10.63.
“The good news is that other measures suggest conditions aren't quite that bad and over the next 18 months the gloom should lift a little,” a chief U.S. economist wrote in a misery analysis reported by CNBC. “The bad news is that households won't be in the mood to boost their spending significantly for several more years.”

President Obama is Blamed for NBC's Omission of "Under God" - Presidents Polls Fall Overnight




By Nicholas Contompasis

This past weekends omission of "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance presented by NBC, at the beginning of the U.S. Open, has tanked President Obama's ratings.
It's now clear to most in America that this President is now being blamed for everything that's perceived un-American or anti-Christian. The sudden drop in his polls have sent the White House into a tizzy with no way to rebut.
This is a new phenomena for a President, being blamed for third party actions. The defense against actions such as this can only confuse the Presidents attempts to be reelected.
It seems the picture of Obama without his hand over his heart during the 2008 Presidential run has come back to haunt him and his anti-American image.

Shocking - Hillary Clinton Fills State Department with Porn Stars and the Muslim Brotherhood


By Nicholas Contompasis

Yes, the woman on top in this Photo had access to Top-Secret State Department information. This is troubling on so many levels.
There are further reports of Ex-Congressman Weiner's wife who also is an aid to Clinton has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.


Ex-Hillary Clinton intern-turned porn star opens up about politics, career change
Published: 4:17 PM 06/20/2011 | Updated: 12:24 AM 06/21/2011

By Laura Donovan - The Daily Caller

A girl’s gotta make an honest living.
That’s what Sammie Spades, a former intern for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, did when she left her paralegal position for the adult film industry.
Spades, who worked as a part-time intern for Clinton in the summer of 2006, told The Daily Caller that she abandoned her political aspirations upon finishing her tenure with the former first lady.
“After my internship, I began a career in real estate law, as a paralegal and in mortgages,” Spades told TheDC. “That industry obviously tanked and I was a broke 22-year-old homeowner in Vegas, so had to make a quick plan to keep my life going. I decided that using a different set of my assets would be a great way to fix my financial problems and get back into school.”
Spades, who took summer classes and served as a paralegal while interning with Clinton, told TheDC that she juggles classes, her job, and dancing, all while remaining an honors student.

“I now shoot porn, dance and go to school full time,” Spades wrote in an email to TheDC. “I’m even on the Deans List )” (Former Hillary Clinton intern becomes porn star)
Spades, whose real name is Samantha Kogelman, told TheDC that she was offered a full-time internship with Clinton but could not accept it.
“My parents aren’t rich, I’ve always had to work for what I want, as well as to pay my way through school,” Spades told TheDC.
The star of “Big Butts Like It Big #8″ and “White Bubble Butts #4″ added that it was a pleasure to be part of Clinton’s team.
“I really enjoyed working in Ms. Clinton’s office, it was a great experience and I was able to attend a few really cool events,” Spades told TheDC. “I feel privileged to have had been a part of it, if only for a short time.”
When it comes to politics, Spades says she’s non-partisan.
“Politically, I am not identified with a particular party, but I’m in great support of women’s rights, small businesses and I’m pro-choice,” Spades said.
A former classmate of Spades said the porn actress had been sharp and political back in high school.
“I found her to be pretty intelligent and interested in politics,” said the classmate. “She was very outgoing. She was a Democrat.”
The schoolmate, who attended Williamsville North High School and Heim Middle School with Spades, told TheDC that the adult film star did not seem like someone who would enter the porn industry.
“I was absolutely shocked to read the story on TMZ today,” the source said. “She never struck me as the type of person who would do pornography. Also, to be frank, I didn’t think she looked like she could be a porn star.”
The source, who grew up with Spades in Amherst, New York, described Spades as an “outcast by choice.”
“She certainly wasn’t in the ‘popular clique’ and I never saw her at any Student Council meetings,” says the source. “My recollection was that she would often hang out with older men. Also, my recollection was that she worked a lot during high school…which may have contributed to her not being as social as others.”
The schoolmate adds that Spades had expressed an interest in enrolling in an all girls private school in eighth grade but never ended up going, possibly because of its price tag.
“I assume her mother’s position didn’t pay particularly well — if so, it makes sense that she had financial issues,” the source said of Spades, whose mother worked as an aide at their high school.
Though they weren’t friends, the source appreciated crossing paths with Spades.
“I enjoyed our limited interactions in high school and I was surprised she didn’t try and go to a non-community college — I suspect that may have been for financial reasons as well, but I am only speculating,” says the source.
According to what appears to be Spades’s Myspace page, the 24-year-old is also married.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Issa Attacks Obama and Holder - Conspire to Crumble Our Southern Border States - Impeachable Offenses




By Nicholas Contompasis

Attorney General Eric Holder with the approval of President Obama have been arming an invading army of drug cartel killers on our Southern border to weaken the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Why?
This story has been around for several months, but now is gaining momentum and importance in the right places.
The relationship between the Presidents of Mexico and the U.S. is now bordering on treason.
It's now a fact that the Obama Administration was actively arming an army of Cartel-Military forces that are to this day invading our country. The arming of these assassins would have continued if it were not for a whistle-blower employee of the U.S. government.
This is an important story that needs to be understood to understand the destructive mindset of the Obama Administration.
To say that President Obama has plans to crumble our Southern border states, would be an understatement.

From the Washington Post this evening:

"Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced evidence that he said showed that Melson and other senior ATF officials were regularly briefed on “Fast and Furious.” Also last week, a report issued by Issa and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) accused the Justice Department and ATF of allowing nearly 2,500 guns to flow illegally into Mexico as part of the program."

Obama’s nominee for ATF chief to meet with Justice Department officials

By Jerry Markon and Sari Horwitz, Monday, June 20, 6:11 PM
President Obama’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is scheduled to meet with senior Justice Department officials Tuesday amid growing pressure on the agency’s leadership over a controversial gun-trafficking operation.
Andrew Traver, who runs the ATF’s Chicago office, is arriving in Washington as political fallout is continuing from the agency’s “Fast and Furious” operation, which targeted Mexican gun traffickers but has been linked to the killing of a U.S. law enforcement officer. Republicans in Congress have criticized the ATF’s handling of the investigation.
One U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Traver may be offered the ATF’s top job on an acting basis at a meeting Tuesday with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. CNN reported Monday that the current acting director, Kenneth E. Melson, is expected to resign under pressure.
But law enforcement and other sources said Melson has told associates that he believes he has done nothing wrong. Officials said the White House is watching the situation warily and is concerned about the ATF but has not asked for Melson’s resignation.
The conflicting reports reflected the troubled state of a small agency that enforces federal gun laws but is itself increasingly in the crossfire. The ATF became part of the Justice Department after Sept. 11, 2001, and had a long-standing battle with the FBI over who controls investigations of bombings, which has drawn criticism from top Justice officials.
The ATF has been without a permanent director since 2006, when Congress required the position to be confirmed by the Senate. With the powerful gun lobby able to block a director because one senator can hold up a nomination, Obama in November nominated Traver, who is special agent in charge of ATF’s Chicago field division.
But the National Rifle Association strongly opposes Traver because the organization believes he is linked to gun-control advocates and anti-gun activities, the organization has said. His nomination has stalled in the Senate.
Melson, a former federal prosecutor in Alexandria and longtime Justice Department official, became the ATF’s acting director in April 2009. He is respected by many in law enforcement circles as an apolitical law enforcement professional.
But Melson’s stewardship of ATF has come under fire over the Phoenix-based operation dubbed “Fast and Furious.” Under pressure to snag bigger players in trafficking organizations smuggling weapons to Mexico, ATF launched the campaign in early 2010.
For nearly a year, agents tracked guns they suspected might end up in the hands of Mexican cartels.
Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich said at a congressional hearing last week that the idea was to dismantle “a significant transnational gun-trafficking enterprise” and pointed out that the investigation has led to 20 indictments.
But it turned out that two of the AK-47s recovered at the scene of the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry in December were bought in “Fast and Furious.” Several ATF agents testified at the hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the operation failed and that they were ordered not to stop people they suspected had the illegal guns.
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced evidence that he said showed that Melson and other senior ATF officials were regularly briefed on “Fast and Furious.” Also last week, a report issued by Issa and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) accused the Justice Department and ATF of allowing nearly 2,500 guns to flow illegally into Mexico as part of the program.
The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating the allegations.
If Traver is offered and accepts the ATF director position on an acting basis, it is considered unlikely that he could win Senate confirmation. Since the position became Senate-confirmable, the gun lobby has effectively prevented any nominee from being confirmed.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

World Refugee Day June 20, 2011

Today Is World Refugee Day - With millions of people around the world fleeing from their country's conflicts, it's important to remember, "Don't Let It Happen To You!"
- N.P.Contompasis

Revealing Video Posted The Summer of 2010 Tells of Obama's Promise to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Led Military, Change is Coming

By Nicholas Contompasis

I know what you'll be thinking when first watching this video. Just watch all of it and you'll see the connections. Remember, over two million people have already watched this since last summer. But, only now since the Arab Spring has started does it become relevant.

OPEN LETTER TO THE REAL DEMOCRATS IN AMERICA

We from the right extend our hand of friendship in a gesture of unification for the survival of our country. It is our observation that the ideals and dreams of most Democrats have been hijacked by the far left.It is our feeling that the far left are not Democrats but disenfranchised revolutionary radicals who have a master plan of global social justice and wealth redistribution through the dismantling of this nation.We from the right know that you love this country as much as we do and are in pain as you watch the creation of great divides by the far left interest groups and a former President. This is not a battle of the right vs. the left or Republican vs. Democrat.
It is one of anti-American radical revolutionaries against the freedom and liberty for which our Constitutional Republic stands.Words that divide help no one but the radical left who are already mobilized and angry at the Western world, namely the United States. You are not that sort of citizen.You want your country protected and run in a proper manner without corruption and confusion by a government that operates within the confines of our Constitution, not one that seeks to rip it to shreds. You, too, want a government that understands that its role is to secure liberty, not seize it; and one that helps the people who need our help and not the ones that take advantage of our good faith.We know that independently from the current politicians in office we can restructure the priorities of our nation without discord by jointly voicing our displeasure over the way our government has been run for the past several years and which now seeks to fundamentally transform this great country into something we will soon no longer recognize.It is now up to us, the citizenry of the United States of America, Republican, Independent and Democrat to boldly stand up and protest the way this government has been hijacked. The bonds we share as Americans are stronger than the issues that divide us. We implore you to put aside your party loyalty and stand up now before our country is run financially and spiritually into the ground. We hope you take the time to pass this on to your families and friends so we can get our country back on track for the betterment of all.

Thank you,

Nicholas Contompasis
Original post 8/27/09

Boycott NBC - "Under God" Stopped By Obama's Stooges at NBC - Will Any Red-blooded American Ever Watch NBC Again?

Breaking News Retired Major General Vallely reports on national news that the White House released long form birth certificate is fake. Per WABC 

By Nicholas Contompasis

Breaking News Retired Major General Vallely reports on national news that the White House released long form birth certificate is fake. Per WABC radio on the Aaron Klein Show this afternoon.
The General stated that the certificate was reviewed by ex-CIA officers who verify that it's a fraud.  

Wiener Connected to the Muslim Brotherhood - Weiner Sponsored Bill to Import "Hot Supermodels" - Found Wife and Muslim Brotherhood!



By Nicholas Contompasis

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, who got into trouble by modeling his weeny on line, introduced legislation to make it easier for foreign fashion models to work in the United States.
Weiner co-sponsored the “Establishment of New Fashion Model Nonimmigrant Classification” bill in the House in November 2005.
The legislation was designed to help entry into the country by “a fashion model who is of distinguished merit and ability and who is seeking to enter the United States temporarily to perform fashion modeling services.”
In 2008, when Weiner’s started dating wife-to-be Huma Abedin was coming to light, the Washington Post’s Reliable Source column noted that Abedin had modeled for photos in Vogue magazine the year before and said:
“Model? Vogue? That sounds familiar. Weiner’s the one who introduced what we call the ‘hot supermodel bill’ ... that would establish a separate classification for fashion models and make it easier for those gorgeous creatures to work in the U.S.A. — in, say, Weiner’s district.”
Until he bowed to pressure and resigned on Thursday, Weiner represented a congressional district in New York City, the nation’s fashion capital.
Weiner wed Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in July 2010. His fashion model bill languished in committee.

More Disturbing Information on Weiner

The Muslim Brotherhood and Weiner


By Eileen F. Toplansky
Borrowed from The American Thinker - Thank You

Far more disturbing than the salacious details of Weiner's dalliances is the fact that apparently his mother-in-law is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Furthermore, Huma Abedin's brother, Hassan, "is listed as a fellow and partner with a number of Muslim Brotherhood members."  Hassan works at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) at Oxford University.  The Egyptian Al-Azhar University, well-known for a curriculum that encourages extremism and terrorism, is active in establishing links with OCIS.
How is it that the Western media, with its hourly analyses of Weiner, missed this salient point, yet Arab news sources revealed this connection?  Walid Shoebat, formerly with the PLO, explains that Saleha Mahmoud Abedin, a professor in Saudi Arabia "belongs to the Sunni movement's women's division known as the Muslim Sisterhood."  During the recent uprising in Egypt, which resulted in Mubarak's removal, "a special women's unit within the Muslim Brotherhood served as 'mules' to deliver messages and acted as messengers for the terrorist group."
The Muslim Sisterhood is also known as the International Women's Organization (IWO) and members are located "across 16 different countries."  Its goal is to "work at all levels in accordance with the message of the Brotherhood."  The Muslim Brotherhood's goal is Islamic world domination and "[i]t is now public knowledge that nearly every major Muslim organization in the United States is actually controlled by the [Muslim Brotherhood] or a derivative organization.  Consequently, most of the Muslim-American groups of any prominence in America are now known to be, as a matter of fact, hostile to the United States and its Constitution."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Signs!!!

"It was in 69, when my friends stopped buttoning the collars of their Oxford shirts, that I knew something was up!" - N.P.Contompasis 

Breaking News - U.S. News Ban - America Has Its Own Japanese Style Nuclear Power-plant Meltdown - Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Plant Still Closed - Why???



By Ricky Kreitner

A fire in Nebraska's Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant briefly knocked out the cooling process for spent nuclear fuel rods, ProPublica reports.

Abolish the National Labor Relations Board

by Chris Edwards

The National Labor Relations Board is in the news for meddling in Boeing’s decision to build some aircraft in South Carolina rather than in Washington state. To most economists, the idea that a small regulatory board in D.C. should try to centrally plan $1 billion of private business investment is crackers.
However, the vast bureaucratic state in D.C. was built by overactive left-wing lawyers, not free-market economists. Consider that the federal government apparently has complex legal rules to determine when U.S. businesses are allowed to move investment and jobs from one state to another. The NLRB’s General Counsel Lafe Solomon said that in deciding whether it allows businesses like Boeing to adjust their production: “For us, it’s a motive analysis.”
“Motive analysis?” We’ve got obscure labor lawyers in the federal bureaucracy trying to mind-read the nation’s business executives on their huge capital investment decisions? That doesn’t sound like a very good prescription for U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.
This NLRB case highlights just one anti-growth and anti-freedom aspect of New Deal-era labor union laws. These laws–particularly collective bargaining–have no place in the modern economy. The NLRB should be abolished. Indeed, the entire National Labor Relations Act of 1935 ought to be repealed, according to Professor Charles Baird in his essay at DownsizingGovernment.org.
Economist Ludwig von Mises noted that “collective bargaining” is a euphemism for “bargaining at the point of a gun.” The system is not based on voluntarism and freedom of association. Voluntary unions would be fine, but current labor laws allow the creation of monopoly unions, which are inconsistent with a free economy and a free society.

President Obama’s Mysterious Scares




By Nicholas Contompasis

Over the past months questions have been asked about the President’s scars. He seems to have one on his head and another on his neck, as indicated in the photos. They’re long scares and suggest operations.

Now, I’m not saying the President has implants which control his actions by men of evil like George Soros, but it does deserve an explanation, since he is the leader of our country.

What are your thoughts, strange huh?

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley Can’t Defend Obama’s ‘Indefensible’ Economic Policies


Updated: 12:01 AM 06/18/11

By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good answers for some of what President Obama is doing and expressed frustration about the “bureaucratic stuff that’s hard to defend.”

“Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible,” Daley said at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meeting.

Daley couldn’t answer basic questions and continually faced criticism from the executives in the room. The business leaders even applauded each other’s criticism of the administration. “At one point, the room erupted in applause when Massachusetts utility executive Doug Starrett, his voice shaking with emotion, accused the administration of blocking construction on one of his facilities to protect fish, saying government ‘throws sand into the gears of progress,’” wrote Peter Wallsten and Jia Lynn Yang in the Washington Post.
Americans for Limited Government Communications Director and former Labor Department Public Affairs Chief of Staff Rick Manning told The Daily Caller that Daley’s inability to defend Obama’s regulations is an indication that the administration’s plans aren’t working. Manning also points out that Daley’s meeting may have large political implications.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Breaking News - Congressman Issa Has Enough on Obama to Impeach


By Nicholas Contompasis

I've been waiting for this information for months. Most on the Right have suspected foul play by the President and his operatives. Now, Congressman Issa Republican from California finally has the goods on our President and his illegal activities with taxpayer dollars.


CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA GETS RESULTS!!
Posted by Loretta A. Estrella, Moderator on June 16, 2011 at 8:11pm in Know Your Opposition
 
Congressman Darrell Issa has produced a shocking new report detailing the Obama administration’s extensive use of taxpayer-funded propaganda, which he says breaks federal law. The report created for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform details how the former Alinskyite community organizer has channeled the resources of the federal government — that is, your money — to create “a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign” made up of “inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives.” The highlights include:
Using federal arts grants to spread Obama’s legislative message. Last August 10, administration officials held a conference call with National Endowment of the Arts grant recipients. Buffy Wicks, a college radical who worked in Valerie Jarrett‘s Office of Public Engagement, told the invitees,  “we’re going to come at you with some specific ‘asks’ here,” specifically supporting Obama’s initiatives on health care, the environment, or energy. She suggested, “We wanted folks to connect…with federal agencies, with labor unions, progressive groups, face groups [faith groups, perhaps?], women’s groups, you name it.”  Within 48 hours, no fewer than 21 arts organizations released a statement endorsing ObamaCare.
The Dept. of Health and Human Services paid MIT economist Jonathan Gruber nearly $400,000 for various jobs. He did not disclose his employment by HHS while writing a string of op-eds, nor while testifying before the Senate in favor of, ObamaCare.
The Justice Dept. hired Tracy Russo, the former blogger for John Edwards, to comment on internet articles or bulletin board messages that criticized Barack Obama and his agenda. She did this anonymously or used a pen name.
A Dept. of Education officer used the White House email to send his colleagues eight bullet points to “communicate the merits of the President’s proposal with your members and their audiences.”
The federal government “highly recommended” constructing highway signs that tout big government and advertise politicians (Watch the committee’s video on the subject here http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/video-of-the-day-you-pay-for-possibly-illegal-obama-propaganda/ )
Obama attempted to enlist “voluntary” Hollywood propaganda for his proposals through the iParticipate campaign. Here http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2009/10/15/leaked-memo-reveals-the-white-house-has-control-of-your-television-set/
Andy Griffith starred in a Medicare “update” that doubled as a commercial for Obama’s health care legislation. Not only is the PSAl propaganda, it is erroneous. A writer with the nonpartisan FactCheck.org remarked Griffith’s scripted “promise that ‘benefits will remain the same’ is just as fictional as the town of Mayberry.”
The White House routinely drove traffic to websites that lobby for Obama’s legislation.
You can read the full report here.
Issa cites three separate federal statutes violated by the Obama administration and has called for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) to launch an investigation. If violations of the law are found, impeachment could follow.
It’s not bad enough the president is a megalomaniac who skirts the law to foist his far-Left agenda on the American people — he also uses your money to do it.
Submitted by Git-R-Done 06/13/11, a great patriot.  Breitbart & Western Journalism
 

The Dirty Little Secret Obama Would Rather Not Let Get Out

These photos of Barack's then 18-year-old mother, the adventurous Stanley Ann
Dunham, are thought to have been taken by a family friend, the then 54-year-old self-avowed Communist, Frank Marshall Davis, who ran a nude photo studio in Honolulu in December of 1960, some 9 months before Obama's birth. 1 + 1 = BHO? - This was taken off another blog.


Special Note: I discussed the possibility of Frank Marshall Davis with his son who lives in Hawaii last year. He denied that President Obama is his half brother, but said he would be very proud if he was. - Nicholas P. Contompasis

A Black Man, The Progressive's Perfect Trojan Horse

By Lloyd Marcus - Proud African-American

As millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat's unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People.  Despite our screaming "no" from the rooftops, they forced ObamaCare down our throats.  Please forgive me for using the following crude saying, but it is very appropriate to describe what has happened.  "Don't urinate on me and tell me it's raining."  Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care.  The democrats are lying.  Signing ObamaCare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America.

Congressman Weiner Crossdresser

Breaking News - Congressman Weiner to Resign Today

Per the New York Times - Friends of Congressman Anthony Weiner Say He Will Resign Today at 2 P.M. EST.

China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of Boise, Idaho


Thanks to the trillions of dollars that the Chinese have made flooding our shores with cheap products, China is now in a position of tremendous economic power.  So what is China going to do with all of that money?  One thing that they have decided to do is to buy up pieces of the United States and set up "special economic zones" inside our country from which they can continue to extend their economic domination.  One of these "special economic zones" would be just south of Boise, Idaho and the Idaho government is eager to give it to them.  China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach for short) plans to construct a "technology zone" south of Boise Airport which would ultimately be up to 50 square miles in size.  The Chinese Communist Party is the majority owner of Sinomach, so the 10,000 to 30,000 acre "self-sustaining city" that is being planned would essentially belong to the Chinese government. The planned "self-sustaining city" in Idaho would include manufacturing facilities, warehouses, retail centers and large numbers of homes for Chinese workers.  Basically it would be a slice of communist China dropped right into the middle of the United States.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gay Marriage

"Gay marriage" isn't about two people of the same gender getting married. It's more about the attack and destruction of all religions of heterosexuals that condemn their unnatural sexual behavior. It's just that simple. - N.P.Contompasis

Monday, June 13, 2011

New FBI Rules That Could Be Violating Your Civil Rights

By Nicholas Contompasis



New Policies Allow FBI Agents to Snoop on Anyone Without Evidence of a Crime
The FBI has now given agents the authority to snoop on anyone, for any reason, even without evidence of criminal activity. Catherine Herridge explains the policy changes, which an FBI spokesman has characterized as "tweaks," saying that they'd give FBI agents more leeway to look into organizations or individual suspects without strong evidence of criminal behavior. Agents would be able to search databases without opening a record of their decision. They were previously required to open a file to show with their initial searches found.
These changes are drawing criticism from civil liberties groups, with the ACLU saying the new policies present new questions about whether agents are crossing the line and abusing their powers.
For more from the Fox News Insider, check out http://foxnewsinsider.com.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sarah Palin’s Emails on Christian Faith Draw Media’s Fire

By Anugrah Kumar - Christian Post Contributor

Sarah Palin’s emails, released late last week demonstrating how she found strength and guidance in her Christian faith, are the latest target of the mainstream media.
Sarah Palin Woos Evangelical Vote with Pro-Israel Stance, Says Zionist Group
National Journal included Palin’s prayer for God’s guidance on the Alaska’s budget in what it featured as the top 10 “revelations” from her emails Sunday. “I have been praying for wisdom on this ... God will have to show me what to do on the people’s budget because I don’t yet know the right path ... He will show me though,” Palin was quoted as saying in an email.

Breaking News - Sunday Night - New Nude Picture of Congressman Weiner

Breaking News - Update - Obama Bullies Israel; So Much for Promises at AIPAC

By Jennifer Rubin

Since the president’s Arab Spring speech, friends of Israel have been nervous about at least two issues: the promise Israel would not have to sit down with those who seek its destruction and the negotiations based on the “1967 borders with land swaps.” This weekend it became apparent that there is much to worry about and that the Obama administration has been playing a game usually practiced by the Palestinians, namely telling its domestic audience one thing and the negotiating parties something different.
The trouble for the administration began on Friday afternoon when Eli Lake published a story for the Washington Times.

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