Saturday, July 30, 2011

Don't Tell Me Marco Rubio Can't Be President Right Now! Watch the Next President of the United States on the Senate Floor Today

Communist Party USA Endorses Barack Obama and Democrats For 2012 Election - Hello - Hello - America - Are You Listening?




June 30, 2011
Author: Henry D'Andrea

Obama just received a critical endorsement, The Communist Party USA. The Communist Party USA leader, Sam Webb, explains why he will continue to support Obama and Democrats in 2012. The Communist Party USA has consistently supported and infiltrated the Democratic Party.
Also note, Sam Webb, the leader of the party, called Obama a friend back in 2008.
Sam Webb Via People’s World
http://peoplesworld.org/does-it-matter-which-party-wins/

Friday, July 29, 2011

Why Anders Behring Breivik in Norway Killed His Own Countrymen




By Nicholas Contompasis

I was baffled as to why an anti-Islamic Norwegian man killed so many of his own countrymen last week. You'd think he would have blown up a mosque or killed children in a Muslim summer camp to vent his anger. No, he killed and blew up his own countrymen and buildings, with absolutely no remorse.
After pondering this tragic event for an answer it finally came to me in a flash of flickering cellulose nitrate. That's right, a movie.
In the critically acclaimed movie Grand Canyon released in 1991, exposing a troubled and crime ridden Los Angeles, Steve Martin, a Hollywood producer of violent movies is remembered for his famous line, "The answers to the riddles of life are found in the movies."
He was so right, for the answers to the riddles of life are truly found in the movies, since tinseltown has now put out more movies about more things than any other media source.
The answer to this little riddle of life that happened in Norway can be found in another famous movie put out in 1995, The Unusual Suspects.
This movie was a rekindling of a golden age in Hollywood that played more with the imagination than the visual which with the help of special effects has dominated the industry for the past two decades.
Keyser Soze the main ghost-like character is a Eastern European gangster who finds his wife and children being held at gunpoint by a rival gang in his home.
To the surprise of the rival gang members Keyser Soze instead of killing them first, shoots his wife and than proceeds to kill each and every one of his children before he shoots all but one of the gang members. The scene is violent, traumatic but yet instructive in a strange primitive way.
It was important for that last gang member to live, so he could tell the tale of how Soze would stop at nothing to control his criminal empire.
Thus, our mass murderer in Norway has applied the same logic. Show your enemy, Islam, that you too can be cruel and barbarous as they. So cruel, you will kill your own kind to make the point.
And as Keyser Soze let the last gang member go to spread his tale, the media spread this horrible tale across the globe in a matter of seconds, and his message was delivered to all in Islam, beware, for we will match your fire with fire.

This Picture Should Make Every Jews Skin Crawl - U.S. invests millions in effort to boost Obama's image in Israel


JERUSALEM — The United States has been pumping millions of dollars into Israel to help overcome the Jewish state's distrust of President Barack Obama.
A State Department report said the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv has been facing rising Israeli distrust in the Obama administration. The department's Office of the Inspector-General reported that the embassy was given nearly $7 million a year to influence public opinion in the Jewish state.
"A fragile Israeli coalition government leans toward the views of its members from the nationalist and religious right, creating a challenge for diplomats seeking to build support for U.S. policies," the inspector-general said.
The report, issued in March 2010, said U.S. ambassador to Israel, James Cunningham, played a major role in revising the policy of the Jewish state. But the embassy has failed to change Israeli public opinion against Obama.
"One of the embassy's challenges is how to build support for U.S. policies in Israel at a time when peace talks are under way and little can be said about them publicly despite intense public interest," the report said. "It will be useful to the United States for the ambassador, the DCM [deputy chief of mission], and the embassy's public diplomacy section to continue developing outreach programs that explain and advocate fundamental U.S. positions to Israeli audiences who may be becoming more distant from the United States than in the past."
The inspector-general team recommended that the embassy expand contacts with unidentified Israeli "mid-level politicians." Another recommendation was that the embassy increase reporting on "domestic factors that affect the policies and stability of Israel's coalition government."
The report said the embassy was managing a $6.8 million public affairs program to garner support for Washington's policy in the Middle East. The program included public appearances by the ambassador as well as exchange programs, grants and cultural events.
But the U.S. campaign has been hampered by a suspicious Israeli public and media. The report suggested that the Israeli media were exacerbating tension between Jerusalem and Washington.
"Much of the Israeli public is suspicious of U.S. efforts to promote negotiations aimed at establishing an independent Palestinian state," the report said. "The lively and fractious press often misinterprets American policies."
As a result, the inspector-general recommended that the embassy expand non-political programs, particularly in the area of culture. The embassy was also urged to brief Israeli think tanks on U.S. policy, particularly the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank by 2013.
"The embassy understands that, in some difficult political environments, cultural programs can be an effective way to communicate American values to wide audiences," the report said. "The OIG team recommended informally that the embassy use the new structure in PAS, as recommended earlier, to increase its communications about U.S. policies and values and to rebuild contacts with opinion leaders and influential think tanks."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A War on Multiculturalism, a Massacre in Norway




By Pankaj Mishra - Bloomberg News

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- A few summers ago, I traveled to the central Swedish uplands for a conference. On the face of it, the subject “What Is the West?” seemed promising. What, indeed, was the West in the age of intensified globalization and mass immigration?
“Multiculturalism,” variously defined, had been under attack by centrist politicians trying to outflank extreme-right- wing parties across Western Europe. But was complete assimilation to European ways feasible, or even desirable, for immigrants of various ethnic and religious backgrounds?
Certainly, assimilation had made little difference to the fate of many in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Theodore Herzl wasn’t the only one to feel that “the Jew who tries to adapt himself to his environment, to speak its languages, to think its thoughts” was still identified as a potentially treacherous “alien” by fellow Europeans.
For me the question was not so much what “is” the West, but what could it be -- whether, for instance, the increasingly multiethnic nation-states of Europe could create a dynamic and pluralistic identity for themselves, learning from the experience of the U.S. as well as multinational empires in the past.
Yet when I arrived at the conference, which included a number of prominent English and American academics and journalists, I was startled as one speaker after another stood up to angrily denounce Islam and Muslims as a serious menace to Western civilization.
Some Arcane Scholarship
Puzzlingly, few of these close readers of the Hadith and new experts on jihad seemed to know any European Muslims, or know that most of the targets of their anti-immigrant fury were nonobservant Muslims, grateful to be in Europe, indifferent to sharia law and mostly concerned, like everyone else, with making better lives for themselves and their children.
Although supported by arcane scholarship, these denunciations were not much more sophisticated than those I grew up listening to in my upper-caste Hindu circles in India. In this self-flattering vision, Muslims were everything the rest of us were not: socially backward, economically parasitic, politically retrograde, prone to group-think and violence, in addition to being canny breeders and demographic terrorists.
The lone representative of the Muslim world among us, a Turkish scholar, protested that he couldn’t recognize this portrait of Muslims. He was ignored. In any case, the West’s real enemy for some speakers wasn’t Muslims but the feckless Western liberal believers in coexistence, who dangerously underestimated the threat to European values from Islam.
For these speakers, multiculturalists “might have been invented by Osama bin Laden himself,” as the writer Bruce Bawer, who lives in Oslo, put it in his 2009 book “Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom.”
The Western economies were then booming. The setting of the conference itself -- a grand mansion with extensive grounds -- spoke of a long and serene possession of power and wealth. And yet here were some extremely privileged men working themselves up into high degrees of rage and self-pity.
Trying to explain this bizarre spectacle, a well-known Swedish journalist told me that terrorist attacks and Muslim immigration in Europe had provoked great anxiety in Sweden and that the organizers of the conference -- a Swedish business family with strong political connections -- were trying to “come to grips with Islam.”
I now find that two of the most stridently anti-Muslim “thinkers” at the conference were major influences on Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian accused of killing more than 70 people in Oslo last week. In his capacious manifesto, Breivik also exulted at the possibility of Hindu nationalists in India opening up another front against Muslims and “cultural Marxists.”
Prejudice Becomes Respectable
It is unreasonable to pin guilt by intellectual association on the authors of Breivik’s selective quotations. After all, this dedicated foe of weak-kneed liberals also drew upon John Stuart Mill. Yet the mass murder by an apparently lone and crazed man in Norway should also not deflect attention from the insidiousness with which crude prejudices about Islam and Muslims have become respectable in Europe in recent years.
Early this year, Sayeeda Warsi, a co-chairman of the British Conservative Party and a Muslim, was roundly attacked for claiming that prejudice toward Muslims had “passed the dinner table test” and become socially acceptable. But this simple truth is verified not only by Rupert Murdoch’s traditionally xenophobic tabloids but also by glancing at the so-called quality broadsheets and books produced by prominent trade publishers.
For example, Christopher Caldwell, a weekly columnist for the Financial Times, claimed in his 2009 book “Reflections on the Revolution in Europe” that Muslims were already “conquering Europe’s cities, street by street.” It didn’t matter that Muslims constitute about 4 percent of the EU’s total population. According to Caldwell, “Muslim culture is unusually full of messages laying out the practical advantages of procreation.”
“Reflections on the Revolution in Europe” was received with much critical tenderness. Bawer’s “While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within” was even a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle award in the U.S. More such screeds have shaped European establishment and popular opinion since I wondered “What Is the West?” in Sweden.
Let there be no doubt: All this helped bring us to the strange place where, when a madman kills more than 70 people because he thinks the West is being too soft on Muslims, the first impulse of many is to blame the horrific violence on -- Muslims.
And, as once-strong economies weaken, more people go out of work, and fear and insecurity haunt ordinary lives, the influence of such propagandists rises. “Minorities,” the Indian-American social anthropologist Arjun Appadurai has rightly warned, “are the major site for displacing the anxieties of many states about their own minority or marginality (real or imagined) in a world of a few megastates, of unruly economic flows and compromised sovereignties.”
At the best of times, there were no easy answers to the question of how the ethnically homogenous nation-states of Europe should accommodate Muslim populations. Now the “minority problem” lies hostage to the deteriorating health of European societies.
Europe has been here before. And we should hope that the murderous spree in Norway last week was the work of a certifiably mad loner. But, as extreme-right-wing parties flourish across Western Europe and bigotry goes mainstream, we would also do well to remember the novelist Joseph Roth’s words at a dark time -- 1937 -- in Europe: “Centuries of civilization are no guarantee that a European people, by some ghastly curse of fate, will not revert to barbarism.”

McCain Slams the Tea Party

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Obama Could Go to Jail for Meddling With S&P Downgrade of U.S. Credit Rating




Lawmakers Probing if Obama Administration Meddled With S&P Rating
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 8:29 PM
  
A congressional panel is investigating whether the Obama Administration tried to make material changes to a draft of S&P’s news release announcing the negative outlook revision of the US credit rating.
Reuters reported:
A congressional panel is examining whether the Obama administration tried to unduly influence Standard & Poor’s before the credit rater revised its outlook on the debt rating to negative.
Randy Neugebauer, the Republican chairman of a House oversight panel, said on Wednesday his staff is probing whether Treasury tried to make material changes to a draft of S&P’s news release announcing the negative outlook revision in April.
“Our concern was if the administration was trying to influence this rating decision some — above what would be a normal practice,” Neugebauer told reporters after a hearing examining oversight of the credit rating industry and the role the raters are playing in U.S. debt talks.
S&P has been the most aggressive of the “big three” credit rating agencies in threatening to downgrade the United States’ triple-A rating unless Congress agrees to a credible and meaningful deficit-reduction plan.

There Seems to be More to Obama's Gun Running Than Meets the Eye - O.J. Your New Cellmate is Here




A Zeta Narcorepublic?

From Inverters Business Daily Editorial
Posted 06:37 PM ET
Border: Mexico's Zetas have drawn a bead on Guatemala's 2011 presidential election, and former U.S. officials say the cartel is stockpiling arms to do the same to Mexico in its 2012 election. Is there a White House plan?
Smuggling military-grade weapons from Fort Worth through El Paso and Columbus, New Mexico, the Mexican cartel known as Los Zetas may be doing so not just to fight other cartels but to disrupt Mexico's 2012 election, according to report quoting former officials in the El Paso Times that ran July 13.
Phil Jordan, a former director of El Paso's DEA Intelligence Center, and Robert "Tosh" Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot, warned that Mexico's democracy could be in jeopardy as weapons sold through the U.S. Direct Commercial Sales program may end up with Zeta front groups. Last year, $416.5 million in sales went to Mexico through this program.
That corresponds to a similar warning from Mexico City on Wednesday. Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom said the Zetas pose a "serious threat" to Guatemala's democracy as it nears its Sept. 11 election.
Could two nations past our southern border go down to the Zetas and become narcostates? Obviously the cartels think so, based on the weapons they're trying to bring in — anti-aircraft missiles, grenade launchers, assault rifles, body armor and night vision goggles. If true, this qualifies as a foreign policy emergency and calls for a serious response from the White House.
But from the Obama administration, we instead see things that would make a Zeta takeover more likely.
• Exhibit A: Operation Fast and Furious, a rogue Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) scheme that let cartel middlemen buy weapons without fear of arrest, perhaps with the aim of creating a political climate for gun control.
• Exhibit B: Our porous border, which thus far has served as a way to punish states seen as anti-Obama — such as Arizona and Texas.
• Exhibit C: the Obama administration's failure to enforce immigration laws, directing the Immigration and Customs Service to deport illegal immigrants only if they have a violent criminal record as a means of drawing Hispanic votes for Democrats.
Like the Taliban, Burma's drug lords, Colombia's FARC and Pablo Escobar gangs, the story is the same: war against the state. They seek to topple states, and will create a failed state to accomplish that.

Know When to Run

By Nicholas Contompasis

For the past two years there has been a coordinated global devaluation of industrial countries currencies by the G-8. Since the USD and the EURO are the dominate world currencies, the balance between the two must be maintained. If they fall out of balance and spin out of control in relation to each other, you'll know something has gone wrong - that's when you head for the hills.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Obama Secretly Telling Banks: We're Not Defaulting


By Charlie Gasparino
Published July 25, 2011 | FOXBusiness
 
While officials from the Obama Administration raised their rhetoric over the weekend about the possibility of a debt default if the debt ceiling isn't raised, they privately have been telling top executives at major U.S. banks that such an event won’t happen, FOX Business has learned.
In a series of phone calls, administration officials have told bankers that the administration will not allow a default to happen even if the debt cap isn't raised by the August 2 date Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the government will run out of money to pay all its bills, including obligations to bond holders. Geithner made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows saying a default is imminent if the debt ceiling isn't raised, and President Obama issued a similar warning during a Friday press conference after budget negotiations with House Republicans broke down.
While the negotiations to craft a budget remain at an impasse, Republicans and Democrats on Monday began crafting their own plans to cut spending that could lead to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. It's unclear if a broad agreement can be reached any time soon, but even if a deal is struck, a complicating issue for lawmakers and the administration is the possibility of a downgrade to the US debt rating, which would cut the triple-A rating on the nation's debt to a lower level.
Major ratings firms -- namely Standard & Poor's and Moody's -- have said even if the country raises the debt ceiling and doesn't default, there's a strong likelihood that the triple-A bond rating will be cut to double-A unless a budget can be crafted that results in $4 trillion in savings, the result of the massive debt load the country has accumulated in recent years. The nation's outstanding debt is more than $14 trillion.
A senior banking official told FOX Business that administration officials have provided guidance to them that even though a default is off the table, a downgrade "is a real possibility for no other reason than S&P and Moody's have to cover (themselves) since they've been speaking out on the debt cap so much." 
This guidance is a big reason why Wall Street has largely dismissed the possibility of default, and though the markets have been jittery amid the talk of default, they haven't imploded as would be the case, many economists fear, if the nation missed a payment on its debt.
The banking official said the administration understands that if there were to be a default, it would likely spark another financial crisis.
"They also know they can pay the debt with cash on hand," this official told FOX Business. The Treasury collects around $2 trillion in tax revenues, and is scheduled to pay out $200 billion in interest to bond holders. In order to meet its obligations to contractors, social security recipients and others, the administration would have to raise another $1 trillion either through cuts, higher tax revenues, the issuance of debt or a combination of all three.
Congressional Republicans believe that the Administration is raising the possibility of a default as a way to ramp up pressure on Republicans to agree to a budget deal that includes tax increases, which they oppose.
A Treasury spokesman said that "when we exhaust our borrowing authority, as we will on August 2nd, there is no way to guarantee that we will be able to pay all of our bills. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false."
Even without a default, banks expect some market turbulence if the triple-A sovereign-debt rating is cut, sources tell FOX Business. While bank officials do not believe there will be a “catastrophic” effect to a downgrade, that’s not to say there won’t be negative ripple effects, notably to bond deals and derivatives priced off triple-A-rated  Treasurys.

 

Breaking News - California Pays College for Illegals - Remember This the Next Time You Write a Tuition Check


California is an “Ungovernable’’ Financial Catastrophe from Which Businesses are Fleeing and Where Taxpayers are Being Crushed

California Governor-Jerry Brown to sign Dream Act for undocumented college students
VOTES VOTES VOTES VOTES-SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS SELL OUT CALIFORNIA AND SOON TO SELL OUT THE REST OF AMERICA
Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Monday that will increase access to college financial aid for undocumented immigrants.
Brown is to appear with the author of the bill, Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) at Cal State Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. The governor's spokesman, Gil Duran, confirmed that Brown intended to sign the legislation, known as the California Dream Act.
Similar legislation had been vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN YOU GOT THAT RIGHT
Patriots, just another example of Socialist Democrats selling out Americans, who will pay for the illegals college financial aid--you know the answer WE LEGAL AMERICANS WILL, while we scrape and save to send our kids to college these vermin, these illegal law breakers, waltz off to our colleges and we foot the Bill.
California is an “ungovernable’’ financial catastrophe from which businesses are fleeing and where taxpayers are being crushed by the burden of caring for welfare recipients and illegal immigrants.
Look at Los Angles it is almost completely Hispanic and close to half are illegals, look at the mayor of Los Angles he is Hispanic and sides with illegals, look at the city council same thing.
It is no wonder that tax paying hard working LEGAL Californians are leaving the Mexico state of California as fast as they can.
America we are being sold out by our government at every level, they bend over and kiss the backsides of illegals, and we are handed the tax bill and told to PAY UP.
When is this going to end --NEVER UNLESS WE STAND TOGETHER! This is a sell out this is a give away, this is our government sticking their thumb in the eye of all LEGAL Americans.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AMERICA?

Are You Fu*k'n Kidding Me!!! Watch All of This - It Gets Better as it Goes Along

The Shit is About to Hit the Fan - Again - Expert Says on U.S. Economy


The latest consumer confidence report aside, Americans are still apprehensive, especially about their jobs, and that fear is likely to weigh on consumer spending in the months ahead, according to one retail industry consultant.
Burt Flickinger, managing director of retail consultantcy Strategic Resource Group, said the US has just entered a 500-day retail recession, and before it’s over, the US will see weaker retail sales, more store closures and even additional retailers joining Borders in bankruptcy.
Helping to drive the trend is a weak labor market, Flickinger said.
Job growth has remained elusive, pushing the unemployment rate to 9.2 percent. Flickinger also expects more people will be joining the ranks of the unemployed as state and local governments make further cuts to their budgets.
The latest consumer confidence report from the Conference Board showed consumer attitudes perked up from the prior month, but it also captured growing fears about jobs. Those fears are likely to curtail spending, especially when you consider the large numbers of households that are living paycheck to paycheck.
Flickinger also cited the long-term unemployed who will stop receiving extended unemployment benefits this year as another contributing factor. Once the checks stop arriving, these people will have even less money than they do now.
Couple these trends with sky-rocketing inflation for food and clothing as well as for gasoline prices, which are on the rise again, and you quickly see just how pinched the consumer is.

Scum-bag George Soros Dumps His Destructive Hedge-Fund - Signs of His Weakening Influence - Runs From New S.E.C. Regulations




By Nicholas Contompasis

Soros as you well know has used his hedge fund for very destructive activities. The scum of the hedge fund industry is now out of it and for the first time in years the industry looks a little cleaner.
Using the financial industry to promote revolution and ones personal agenda was Soros's aim. His dismantling of his firm is telling of the type of activities he promoted with billions of dollars.
He would have had to register with the S.E.C. if he was to continue to stay in business. What was he hiding, for him to close down so suddenly? It's speculated that many illegal activities by the fund would have landed him in jail if exposed by registering, a fate well deserved.

Soros to End Hedge-Fund Career, Return Money

By Katherine Burton - Jul 26, 2011 4:08 AM PT

July 26 (Bloomberg)
George Soros, the billionaire best known for breaking the Bank of England, is returning money to outside investors in his $25.5 billion firm, ending a career as hedge-fund manager that spanned more than four decades.
Soros, who turns 81 next month, will hand back the money, less than $1 billion, by the end of the year, according to two people briefed on the matter. His firm will focus on managing assets solely for Soros and his family, according to a letter to investors. Keith Anderson, 51, chief investment officer since February 2008, is leaving, said the letter, signed by Soros’s sons Jonathan and Robert, who are co-deputy chairmen.
“We wish to express our gratitude to those who chose to invest their capital with Soros Fund Management LLC over the last nearly 40 years,” they said in the letter. “We trust that you have felt well rewarded for your decision over time.”
The move completes Soros’s transformation from a speculator, who in 1992 made $1 billion betting that the Bank of England would be forced to devalue the pound, to philanthropist statesman, a role he first imagined for himself as a Hungarian émigré studying at the London School of Economics after World War II, according to Soros’s writings. In the last 30 years, he’s given away more than $8 billion to promote democracy, foster free speech, improve education and fight poverty around the world, he said in a recent essay.
Family Assets
Soros’s sons said they took the decision because new financial regulations would have made it necessary for the firm to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission by March 2012 if it continued to manage money for outsiders. Because the firm has overseen mostly family assets since 2000, when outside money accounted for about $4 billion, they decided it made more sense to run it as a family office, according to the letter.
The rule calls for hedge funds with more than $150 million in assets to report information about their investors and employees, the assets they manage, potential conflicts of interest and their activities outside of fund advising. Registered funds will also be subject to periodic inspections by the SEC.
“We have relied until now on other exemptions from registration which allowed outside shareholders whose interests aligned with those of the family investors to remain invested in Quantum,” the executives said in the letter, referring to its flagship Quantum Endowment Fund. “As those other exemptions are no longer available under the new regulations, Soros Fund Management will now complete the transition to a family office that it began eleven years ago.”
Druckenmiller’s Move
Soros, who controls more than $24.5 billion for himself, his family and his foundations, declined to comment on the letter. Last year, Stanley Druckenmiller, Soros’s chief strategist from late 1988 until 2000, closed his money- management firm, Duquesne Capital Management LLC, and created his own family office.
While Quantum has returned about 20 percent a year, on average, since 1969, when its predecessor was started, according to a person familiar with the firm, the fund’s performance has suffered in the last 18 months. In the first half of this year, Quantum lost about 6 percent, the person said, following a gain of 2.5 percent in 2010. Other macro funds have returned 5.6 percent in the last year-and-a-half, according to Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research Inc.
Soros was born in Budapest in 1930, as Dzjchdzhe Shorash. When the Nazis invaded the city in 1944, Soros’s father arranged for false papers for his family and friends that identified them as non-Jews. Most of the people his father helped survived the war, Soros said in the essay published in the New York Review of Books in late June.
‘Evil Force’
“Instead of submitting to our fate we resisted an evil force that was much stronger than we were -- yet we prevailed. Not only did we survive, but we managed to help others,” he wrote, adding the experience gave him an appetite for taking risk. “This left a lasting mark on me, turning a disaster of unthinkable proportions into an exhilarating adventure.”
After London, Soros came to New York at the age of 26 and became a trader, initially buying and selling stocks for Wall Street brokerage F.M. Mayer. He planned to work for five years, enough time, he reckoned, to save $500,000 and return to England where he would pursue his philosophical studies, according to an interview he gave to Michael Kaufman, author of “Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire.”
Instead, he stayed in the world of finance, eventually moved to Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisors LLC, where he set up the predecessor to the Quantum fund in 1969. He started his own firm in 1973.
Conflicting Goals
Over the years, Soros had to deal with conflicting goals of making good and doing good. While Soros’s fund made about $750 million betting on a decline in the Thai baht in 1997, the wager increased economic woes in Thailand as the government spent billions unsuccessfully defending its currency. In the wake of the devaluation, Thailand was forced to cut public spending in exchange for a $17.2 billion rescue package from the International Monetary Fund.
In 1997, his philanthropic tendencies drove him to buy Russian assets. He took a $1 billion stake in RAO Svyazinvest, Russia’s state-owned telecommunications company, and went on to buy Russian stocks and bonds. He didn’t sell his positions even after publishing a piece in the Financial Times advising the government to devalue the ruble by 15 percent to 25 percent. Four days later, Russia followed his advice.
“He felt that if he was a beacon of investment in Russia, others would follow and the capital inflows would transform the society and integrate them into the G7,” Robert Johnson, a former Soros managing director, told author Sebastian Mallaby in his book ‘More Money than God.’ “There’s a philanthropic side of George that started to interfere with the speculative one.”
‘Public Interest’
In his recent essay, Soros echoed the remarks of his former colleague.
“I have made it a principle to pursue my self-interest in my business, subject to legal and ethical limitations, and to be guided by the public interest as a public intellectual and philanthropist,” he wrote. “If the two are in conflict, the public interest ought to prevail,” he said.
Soros opened his first foundation, the Open Society Fund, in 1979, when his fund had reached about $100 million and his personal wealth had climbed to about $25 million. His initial focus was on promoting democracy and a market economy in Eastern Europe. Soros now funds a network of foundations that operate in 70 countries around the globe, everywhere from the U.S. to Montenegro to South Africa and Haiti.
In late 1988, he hired Druckenmiller to be his chief strategist to take over the day-to-day trading of the firm’s assets so he could concentrate on his charitable pursuits.
Breaking the BoE
While Druckenmiller was the architect of the $10 billion British pound trade, which forced the currency out of the European exchange-rate mechanism, Soros served as a coach to the younger man, encouraging him to increase his bet.
Druckenmiller left in 2000, together with another star manager, Nick Roditi, after losses when the technology bubble burst. Just two years before, the firm had been the biggest hedge fund in the world with $22 billion in assets, and Soros said it was too much money to manage in such concentrated positions.
After the departures, Soros decided to farm out more money to portfolio managers both inside and outside Soros Fund Management. He said he would settle for a 15 percent annualized return, about half of what the fund had posted since its start.
Stepping In
In 2007, as the subprime mortgage crisis was gaining speed, Soros again stepped in. Quantum returned 32 percent that year and posted an 8 percent gain in 2008, when funds on average dropped about 19 percent. Overall, Quantum Endowment grew from about $11 billion in June 2000 to today’s level.
The firm went through several chief investment officers, including Soros’s son Robert, before hiring Anderson, who was a co-founder at BlackRock Inc. and its global fixed-income chief.
The uncertainty about markets and Quantum’s 6 percent dive caused Anderson to sell positions in mid-June and the firm is now holding about 75 percent cash. It hasn’t been decided whether Jonathan and Robert will hire a new CIO, or whether they will add to their stable of external managers.
In the meantime, Soros continues to focus on his philanthropy and on voicing his views on macroeconomic events, such as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe.
“My success in the financial markets has given me a greater degree of independence than most other people,” Soros wrote in his recent essay. “This obliges me to take stands on controversial issues when others cannot, and taking such positions has itself been a source of satisfaction. In short, my philanthropy has made me happy.”

Monday, July 25, 2011

If You're Interested This is the GOP's Debt Ceiling Proposal - All of it!

112th CONGRESS, 1st Session
Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute To S. 627

Offered By M_. ______

Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “Budget Control Act of 2011”.

(b) Table Of Contents.—

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

TITLE I—TEN-YEAR DISCRETIONARY CAPS WITH SEQUESTER
Sec. 101. Enforcing discretionary spending limits.
Sec. 102. Definitions.
Sec. 103. Reports and orders.
Sec. 104. Expiration.
Sec. 105. Conforming amendments to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.

TITLE II—VOTE ON THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
Sec. 201. Vote on the balanced budget amendment.
Sec. 202. Consideration by the other House.

TITLE III—DEBT CEILING DISAPPROVAL PROCESS
Sec. 301. Debt ceiling disapproval process.

TITLE IV—JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON DEFICIT REDUCTION
Sec. 401. Establishment of Joint Select Committee.
Sec. 402. Expedited consideration of joint committee recommendations.
Sec. 403. Funding.
Sec. 404. Rulemaking.

TITLE V—PELL GRANT AND STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM CHANGES
Sec. 501. Federal Pell Grants.
Sec. 502. Termination of authority to make interest subsidized loans to graduate and professional students.
Sec. 503. Termination of Direct Loan repayment incentives.
Sec. 504. Inapplicability of title IV negotiated rulemaking and master calendar exception.
TITLE I—TEN-YEAR DISCRETIONARY CAPS WITH SEQUESTER

SEC. 101. ENFORCING DISCRETIONARY SPENDING LIMITS.
Section 251 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended to read as follows:

Republican House Proposed Budget Cutting

These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Please read to the end.
 
· Corporation for PBS (tv) subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
· Save America 's Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
· International Fund for Ireland  $17 million annual savings.
· Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
· National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
· National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
· Hope VI Program.. $250 million annual savings.
· Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
· Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
· U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
· Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
· Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
· John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
· Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
· Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
· Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
· Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
· Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
· Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
· Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
· Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
· Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
· New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
· Exchange Programs for Alaska , Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts . $9 million annual savings
· Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
· Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
· Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
· Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
· Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
· Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
· FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
· Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
· Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
· U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
· General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million annual savings.
· Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
· Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
· No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
· End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
· Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
· IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
· Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.  WHAT!
· Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
· Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
· Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. Lord help us!
· Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
· Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
· Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
· USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
· Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
· Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
· Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
· Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings..
· HUD Ph.D. Program.
· Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
· TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
 
My question is, what THE HELL is all this doing in the budget in the first place?

 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Medicare Premium Increase While Congress Gets a Cost of Living Increase




For those of you who  are on Medicare, read the article below. It is about the
monthly amount of money you are going to pay in Medicare premiums in 2011, 2012 and the huge increase  you will pay in 2013. It's a short but important article:
Congress will not allow an increase in the social security COLA (cost of living
adjustment);  however, the per person monthly Medicare insurance premium will be increased  from the 2009 premium of $96.40 to $104.20 in 2012, $120.20 for the year 2013  AND increases to a wonderful $247.00 in 2014.
Thank You Obamacare!
At the same time, Congress voted themselves a $3,000 a month Cost of Living Adjustment!
Send this to all  seniors that you know. So if nothing else they will know who's throwing them under the bus.
REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER 2012!!

Breaking News - Europe on Alert




By Andrew Ward and Robin Wigglesworth in Oslo and Quentin Peel in Berlin

Police around Europe are on increased alert against far-right extremism as the man accused of killing 93 people in Norway’s bomb and shooting attack prepares to face charges in an Oslo court on Monday.
Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, has admitted bombing government buildings in central Oslo on Friday before shooting dead scores of young people at a Labour party summer camp on Utøya, an island outside the capital. Under Norwegian law, he faces a maximum of 21 years in prison if found guilty of what Jens Stoltenberg, prime minister, called Norway’s “national tragedy”.
His lawyer said Mr Breivik had told him the attacks were “atrocious, but necessary” as a 1,500-page online manifesto emerged in which the alleged killer detailed his preparations and anti-Islamic motivations for the attacks. A YouTube video also emerged of Mr Breivik wearing a wetsuit and brandishing an automatic rifle.
Police said Mr Breivik told them he had planned and carried out the attacks alone but investigators continued scrambling for any evidence that he might be part of a broader network. Several people were detained after armed raids in properties in Oslo on Sunday but all were later released after being cleared of involvement in the attacks.
“He might be involved with like-minded people, but it seems like he was operating completely alone,” said Tore Bjørgo, a professor and far-right extremism expert at the Norwegian Police University College. “He seems to be an adherent to the “leaderless resistance” doctrine, and that makes things like this very difficult to detect.”
Across Europe, police authorities increased scrutiny of potential far-right threats while Muslim groups in the UK raised security levels amid fear of anti-Islamic activity. Europol, the European police agency based in The Hague, said it was setting up a task force to help investigate non-Islamist threats in Scandinavian countries.
In his online manifesto, the authenticity of which was confirmed by his lawyer, Mr Breivik wrote that “Muslims must be considered wild animals”. However, in an apparent explanation for his targeting Norway’s centre-left government and its political allies, he added: “Do not blame the wild animals but rather the multiculturalist … traitors who allowed these animals to enter our lands.”
Mr Bjørgo said the attacker may have hoped to inspire other extremists to follow his example. “It could happen, but the shock of the killings could also sabotage these movements somewhat,” he added.
A senior politician for Norway’s opposition Conservative party said: “He’s the first anti-Islamic terrorist, a new type of rightwing extremist ... It’s a pan-European, anti-Islamic, anti-elitist movement that tends towards conspiracy theories and sees everything in black and white.”
Meanwhile, some of Britain’s mosques said they were adding extra security in the wake of the deadly Norway attacks, Muslim community leaders said on Sunday.
“People are looking over their shoulders and afraid that we will be the next target,’’ Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, one of Britain’s largest Muslim organizations, told AP. “As a result, we’ve told people to be extra vigilant and there will be added security placed at mosques.’’
As the search continued for possible further victims, questions were being asked in Norway of why police took an hour to reach the island of Utøya, where the massacre took place, after the first shots were reported. Police cited the lack of an available helicopter and boat had slowed the response.
Norwegian political leaders and royalty on Sunday attended a memorial service for the victims in Oslo cathedral.

Illegal Aliens Get More Welfare Benefits Than Citizens

Whether or not illegal aliens are doing jobs Americans won’t do, they’re certainly getting benefits Americans don’t get. This is the finding of a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report stating that a whopping 70 percent of illegal-immigrant households with children receive handouts via a government program. The rate for immigrant households with children overall (both legal and illegal) is 57 percent, versus only 39 percent for such native households.
This puts the lie to open-border advocates’ claim that immigration is a net plus for our nation. While this might have been true prior to the nanny state’s rise, when immigrants had to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, today’s statist, entitlement culture has changed that equation. As pressing one for English and Mexican flags waved in street protests evidence, many today come here not to assimilate but because “America, land of the free” has come to mean free stuff for non-Americans.
And it isn’t simply that immigrants are more likely to be on the dole — they also outstrip native Americans in terms of raw numbers. Writes Examiner.com’s Jim Kouri, “According to analysis by Judicial Watch, the majority of households across the country benefiting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal.”

 

So You Think George Bush Was Stupid - So You Think Republicans Are Stupid - Watch This to Find Out Who the Real Idiots Are!!!

Congressman King Plans Third Islamic Terrorism Hearing; Will Examine Al Shabaab




By Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced that on Wednesday, July 27, he will convene the third in the series of hearings on radicalization of the Muslim-American community. 
This latest hearing will be titled:  “Al Shabaab: Recruitment and Radicalization within the Muslim American Community and the Threat to the Homeland.” 
King said:  “In our first two hearings, the Committee has examined radicalization of Muslim-Americans generally and focused on the problem of radicalization in U.S. prisons. 
“At this hearing, the third in a series, we will examine Somalia-based terrorist organization Al Shabaab’s ongoing recruitment, radicalization, and training of young Muslim-Americans and Al Shabaab’s linking up with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),"  King noted.
In Minnesota, Ohio, and other states, dozens of young Muslim males have been recruited, radicalized, and then taken from their communities for overseas terrorist training by al-Shabaab.  In a number of cases, the men – including both Somali-Americans and other converts -- have ended up carrying out suicide bombings or have otherwise been killed, often without their families even knowing where their sons have gone, according to the veteran congressman. 
"There has not been sufficient cooperation from mosque leaders.  In at least one instance, a Minnesota imam told the desperate family of a missing young man not to cooperate with the FBI," King stated.
There are growing concerns that Al Shabaab in Somalia is linking up with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen to better train these radicalized young Americans in order to attack Americans around the world, or potentially shift their focus to attacking our homeland.
This coordinated and ongoing recruitment and radicalization of young Muslim men in the U.S. is a serious and growing threat to our homeland security and simply cannot be ignored, say several counterterrorism experts.
The indictments of 14 terrorism suspects in the United States have opened the eyes of many government officials to the danger brewing in Somalia: that this beleaguered African nation may turn out to be the new Afghanistan.
The four separate indictments in April in the District of Minnesota, the Southern District of Alabama and the Southern District of California charging 14 individuals with terrorism violations for providing money, personnel and services to the Somalia-based terrorist organization Al Shabaab, a group allied with al-Qaeda.
Police sources said the men planned to wage jihad as part of the Somalia-based Islamist terror group with several thousand fighters spread throughout Somalia’s southern region. Al Shabaab, whose full Arabic name means "Mujahideen Youth Movement," already has strong ties to al-Qaeda, according to national security experts.
In a statement that came as no surprise to U.S. security and law enforcement experts in January 2010, the Somali-based Al Shabaab announced that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda's global terrorism campaign. The deadly group said in the statement, broadcast by Al-Jazeera television, that the "jihad of Horn of Africa must be combined with the international jihad led by the al-Qaeda network".
The group's statement also announced that its militants had joined forces with a smaller insurgent group called Kamboni, another radical Muslim organization.
That group is reported to be based in the southern town of Ras Kamboni. Kamboni's leader, Hassan Turki, is accused of funding terrorism and terrorist groups, a U.S. intelligence source told the Law Enforcement Examiner.
The Somali Al Shabaab claims its primary focus for now is uniting all Islamist terror groups and their supporters in order to create a Muslim state, or Caliphate, in Somalia to be ruled according to Sharia law.
The group's reign of terror includes public beheadings and stonings.
In a December terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, Al Shabaab terrorists killed and injured innocent civilians at a graduation ceremony for Somali medical students. The attack also resulted in the deaths of the Ministers of Health, Higher Education and Education of the Somali Transitional Federal Government.
"This was a criminal attack on people dedicated to building a peaceful, stable and prosperous future for the people of Somalia," United Nations officials said in their condemnation statement.
"While the UN should be expected to condemn such barbarism, calling it a 'criminal act' is wrongheaded and treats an act of war as if it were a bank robbery," said former Marine intelligence officer and New York police detective Sid Franes.
Unfortunately, Somalia has not had even a facsimile of a central government since 1991, and its police and military are fearful when confronted with groups such as al-Shabaab.
In an intelligence analysis report, several security experts said they believed the Somali-based pirates are helping to fund Al Shabaab operations.
Also, Somalia's police spokesman, Dhexe Abdullahi Hassan is quoted as saying that al-Qaeda was the prime suspect in a smuggling operation involving counterfeit notes after international financial institutions starved the terrorist group of all money supplies, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Terrorism Committee.
Al Shabaab is becoming a serious threat to African nations that are secular democracies.

What You Don't Know About Social Security

By Dick Kantenberger - Education Writer
    
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this.
It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it.  Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the 
United States  now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the 
message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed. 
An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.
Our Social Security 
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social 
Security (FICA) Program. He promised: 

1.) That participation in the Program would be 
Completely voluntary, 

No longer Voluntary 

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 
1% of the first $1,400 of their annual 
Incomes into the Program, 

Now 7.65% on the first $90,000 
 
3.) That the money the participants elected to put 
into the Program would be deductible from 
their income for tax purposes each year, 

No longer tax deductible 

4.) That the money the participants put into the 
independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the 
general operating fund, and therefore, would 
only be used to fund the Social Security 
Retirement Program, and no other 
Government program, and, 

Under Johnson the money was moved to 
The General Fund and Spent 

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
as income. 

Under Clinton & Gore 
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed 

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are 
now receiving a Social Security check every month -- 
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of 
the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put 
away' -- you may be interested in the following: 
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---- 
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the 
independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the 
general fund so that Congress could spend it? 

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate. 
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -- 
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party. 
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ----- 
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social 
Security annuities? 

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the 
Senate, while he was Vice President of the  US 
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- - 
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants? 

AND MY FAVORITE: 

A: That's right! 

Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.   
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The 
Democratic Party gave these payments to them, 
even though they never paid a dime into it! 
------------ -- ------------ --------- ----- ------------ --------- --------- 
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), 
the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! 
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! 
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. 
But it's worth a try.
How many people can YOU send this to? 
Actions speak louder than bumper stickers


.
 
 
 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Global Left Wing Media Spreads Lies About Norway Mass Murderer

As Speaker of the House Boehner Drinks Tea - Obama Calls for Hemlock

Tea Party Congress - Don't Give In

By Nicholas Contompasis

The Tea Party led Congress has the unique opportunity to undo President Obama's three year big government spending binge. Even the G-8 refused to endorse his plan of spend spend spend last year.
By not budging on the debt ceiling, the Tea Party is forcing Obama to cut government spending. He will be forced to unravel all of the irresponsible use of hard earned taxpayer earnings. He caused the problem. He caused the reckless spending. It's only appropriate that he correct his blunder.
If the U.S. rating is down graded, so be it. It will be his fault and the American people will vote him out in 2012.

Obama's Connection to the Norwegian Mass Murderer




By Nicholas Contompasis

"One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests." This is a statement associated to the Norwegian mass murderer, but could very well be applied to President Obama. Whether far Right or far Left, you're entering a "Danger Zone."

Friday, July 22, 2011

Breaking News - Attacks in Norway - Sniper Kills Norweigian Children and Bombs the Capital

By Nicholas Contompasis

Update: After the attack on Norways capital a sniper is reported killing 80 Norweigian children at a summer camp that the Prime Minister was to visit tomorrow. More details coming in.














Explosion rocks central Oslo, Norway PM's office

OSLO | Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:51am EDT
(Reuters) - A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, injuring several people, a Reuters witness said.
The blast blew out most windows on the 17-storey building housing Stoltenberg's office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire.
Reuters correspondent Walter Gibbs said he counted at least eight injured people. The cause of the blast was unknown but the tangled wreckage of a car was outside one building. Police and fire officials declined comment on the cause.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Unemployment in America

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked Congressman Allen West because he was just another N*ger who escaped from the "Liberal Jewish Political Plantation"


By Nicholas Contompasis

As the political wagons circle, the attacks by "Liberal Jews" on conservative black leaders continues to build. It's obvious with the weakening of the Liberal Left in America they're running out of targets and are now attacking runaway slaves from their "Liberal Jewish Plantation."
This is reminiscent of the personal hell Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas went through! These people have no shame!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Breaking News - US Warns of 'terror attack' on utility plants

Wed Jul 20, 11:00 pm ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Department of Homeland Security has warned thousands of US utility plants that they could be the targets of "violent extremists," according to a report from ABC News.
On Tuesday the Department of Homeland Security sent out a terror alert titled "Insider Threat to Utilities" that said "violent extremists have, in fact, obtained insider positions" and might use those positions to wage physical and cyber attacks on behalf of Al-Qaeda, according to the news report.
The report warns that an insider at a major utility facility, such as a chemical or oil refinery, could help Al-Qaeda wage a major attack near the anniversary date of the September 11 attacks.
Officials found evidence among materials recovered during the May US military operation in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, which lead officials to believe that the extremist leader sought to repeat the carnage of the September 11 attacks on or around its ten year anniversary.
"The only way you can actually kill the large scale number of Americans that [bin Laden] literally was calculating was through the use of this critical infrastructure," former DHS chief of staff Chad Sweet told ABC News.
"Based on the reliable reporting of previous incidents, we have high confidence in our judgment that insiders and their actions pose a significant threat to the infrastructure and information systems of US facilities," the bulletin said.
Last year US officials arrested an alleged Al-Qaeda recruit, and the American man had worked at five US nuclear power plants in the Pennsylvania area after passing federal background checks.
According to ABC News, Homeland Security officials were not aware of a specific threat to any particular utility.
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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz - "Liberal Jewish Bitch"

By Nicholas Contompasis

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a big mouth "liberal-Jewish bitch" with hips that are on their way to beating even Hillary Clinton's mudslide disaster. Can liberal women get any uglier?

Dear Republican/Conservative/Independent/Liberal/Libertarian Friend




I do not intend to in any way shape or form to insult your political views or philosophy and the only reason I am sending you all this is because I believe every single one of you is smart and responsible enough to understand the gravity of the situation our country finds itself in. Please read with open mind and again please forgive me if I have trespassed into your political private ideology. i love you all, I just really love this country which I consider my permanent home too much to wait until it is too late to say I told you so. The very liberal media would probably label such an e-mail as right wing scare tactics but I hope someday we don't have to regret not having informed everyone when we still had the chance to turn our country back around.

Obama - Don't be Fooled
 
If he is re-elected in 2012, the US is finished. The following is in simple language that
everyone can understand. Not the gibberish that our government keeps telling
people. Please read this carefully and make sure you keep this message going.
This needs to be emailed to everyone in the USA ..
OBAMA'S COLLEGE CLASSMATE SPEAKS OUT

By Wayne Allyn Root , June 6th, 2010
Barack Hussien Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent.
To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing.
He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure,
economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and
our country from within.
Barack Hussien Obama was my college classmate (Columbia University , class of '83).
He is a devout Muslim do not be fooled.
Look at his Czars...anti-business..anti- american.
As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Barack Hussien Obama is
following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University ..
They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system
with government spending and entitlement demands.
Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming.
Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn
the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority
that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted
on to always vote for bigger government.
Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
Universal health care . The health care bill had very little to do with health
care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and
health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions).
Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans
will add trillions to the national debt.
What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government .
Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill
in the middle of a depression?
Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with
health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming.
It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control
of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors.
Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns
NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.
They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to
Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power.
The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars,
bigger homes and businesses helps Obama "spread the wealth around."
Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state?
Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government
entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression?
Certainly not American taxpayers.
But this has been Barack Hussien Obama's plan all along.
His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants.
Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America .
But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted
on to support big government.
Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children,
food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and
eventually Social Security .
Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go?
It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country.
It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could
keep paying union dues.
It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out
(after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions).
A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).
All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their
bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America .
The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful.

Anti-American activities: Congress needs a Cold  War-style effort to root out civilizational jihad

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

It is not exactly news that the Obama presidency is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to what it calls the "Muslim world." But the question has begun to occur: At what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American - hostile to our values, incompatible with our vital interests and at odds with our Constitution?
The evidence is rapidly accumulating that we have reached that point. Our representatives in Congress must have the courage to rediscover a lost vocabulary, one that is conscious of the fact that subversion of our counterterror institutions - and indeed, our very understanding of the threat we face - is a goal of our enemy in the War on Terror. The danger entailed cries out for congressional oversight and corrective action.
What is needed is a new select committee modeled after the much-vilified, but ultimately vindicated, House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). This vindication is comprehensively documented in Yale University Press' groundbreaking "Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America," by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, and expanded in M. Stanton Evans' 2009 "Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies." Members of Congress and their staff can only benefit from reading these studies to have a better understanding of the history of their own institution. Such a panel needs a mandate to investigate in particular the extent to which the Obama administration's anti-American activities reflect the success of the toxic Muslim Brotherhood in penetrating and subverting U.S. government agencies and civil institutions.
Consider a few examples of what appear to be such successes:
* On June 30, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared that the Obama administration will "welcome … dialogue with those Muslim Brotherhood members who wish to talk with us."
* As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has observed, Eric H. Holder Jr.'s Justice Department appears to have basically stopped prosecuting alleged material support for terrorism. That was certainly the practical effect when it blocked prosecutors from bringing charges against Muslim Brotherhood fronts listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation money-laundering case.
Such dereliction of duty would seem to be the practical upshot of President Obama's much-ballyhooed "Muslim outreach" speech in Cairo in the spring of 2009 when he pledged to eliminate impediments to zakat (Islamic tithing). Mr. McCarthy has noted that the only impediment to such tithing is the prohibition against the sort of material support to terror that is commanded by the Islamic political-military-legal doctrine known as Shariah, which requires one-eighth of zakat to underwrite jihad.
* Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported July 8 that prosecutors in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia have asked a federal judge to reduce the 23-year sentence of convicted terrorist and al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi. Before he was arrested for plotting with Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi the assassination of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Alamoudi was one of America's top Muslim Brotherhood operatives.

In that capacity, this self-professed "supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah" helped found and operate dozens of Brotherhood front organizations. One of these, dubbed the Islamic Free Market Institute, had the mission of influencing and suborning the conservative movement. During the Clinton administration, Alamoudi was responsible for selecting, training and credentialing chaplains for the U.S. military and prison system. (Not to worry about the obvious peril associated with such an arrangement: After his arrest, Alamoudi's responsibilities were transferred to the nation's largest Muslim Brotherhood front, the Islamic Society of North America.)
It is not clear at this writing what the justification for reducing this al Qaeda financier's sentence might be or to what extent his prison time will be reduced. We all should be concerned though that such an individual might be turned loose in our country. Even more worrisome are reports that the Muslim Brotherhood is making a concerted effort to get the rest of its operatives and allies out of U.S. prisons, as well.
• Then, there is Mrs. Clinton's announcement in Istanbul last week that the United States would find common ground with the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on a resolution that it has been pushing for years aimed at curbing free speech that "offends" Muslims. The United States already has co-sponsored one somewhat watered-down version of this initiative at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The Islamists who see the 57-member OIC as a kind of new caliphate uniting and advancing the interests of all Muslims will not be satisfied, however, with anything less than the realization of their ultimate objective: an international directive to all United Nations member states to prohibit and criminalize expression that is deemed offensive by the Muslim Brotherhood, OIC or other Shariah- adherent parties.
To "bridge" the gap between the OIC agenda and our constitutional freedoms, the OIC is pressuring Mrs. Clinton to agree to our joining Europe in considering the "test of consequences," not just the content of speech. That way lies censorship and submission.
• The Pentagon recently gave conscientious objector status to a Muslim soldier who claimed that, according to Shariah, it was impermissible for him to kill his fellow Muslims in places like Afghanistan. No one has explained how the Pentagon proposes to square its acquiescence to that stance with the oath every member of the armed forces takes to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
For that matter, it is hard to see how Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Holder and, indeed, their boss, Mr. Obama, can deem actions like the foregoing as consistent with their oaths of office. At best, they are acquiescing to far-reaching concessions to the Muslim Brotherhood and its ilk. At worse, they are enabling the group's efforts to destroy the West from within.
So pervasive now is the Brotherhood's "civilization jihad" within the U.S. government and civil institutions that a serious, sustained and rigorous investigation of the phenomenon by the legislative branch is in order. 
To that end, we need to establish a new and improved counterpart to the Cold War-era's HUAC and charge it with examining and rooting out anti-American - and anti-constitutional - activities that constitute an even more insidious peril than those pursued by communist Fifth Columnists 50 years ago. Critics of a new select committee with such a mandate have an obligation to propose another approach to address this manifestly growing problem.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration, heads the Center for Security Policy. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Who Murdered Bill Johnson?

By Nicholas Contompasis

What exactly happened here? It appears that Bill Johnson's home was being foreclosed on. Have things in America gotten that bad, where a man is forced to blow up his home to prove a point? It appears so!
Any additional information about this tragic incident, please leave a comment.
Thanks

Man blows up house, kills self in Van Meter, sheriff says

By the Des Moines Register

07/16/2011  
A Van Meter man blew up his house and later killed himself after a brief standoff with law enforcement Saturday afternoon, Dallas County sheriff’s officials said.
The violence began about 2 p.m. when a house at 125 Hazel St. in Van Meter exploded and spread debris throughout the area.
Neighbors ran to see if anyone was injured and found Bill Johnson, 58, outside the destroyed home.
“Guy was sitting there drinking beer, watching the house burn,” neighbor Kevin Waters told WHO-TV. “I asked if he was OK, and he said, 'Yes, doing fine.’ He says this was planned.”
Deputies held firefighters back from the scene while they talked with Johnson, who was carrying several guns. After a brief standoff, Johnson shot and killed himself in front of deputies, Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard said.
Johnson was apparently being sued in civil court in a dispute over the property and had recently missed a court date in the case, Leonard said.

Hezbollah Gaining Strength in Latin America




The Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah is expanding its influence in Latin America with the aid of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, according to testimony before the Committee on Homeland Security.
At a July 7 committee meeting, Roger Noriega — former American ambassador to the Organization of American States — said Hezbollah has been establishing alliances with Mexican and other drug cartels.
Noriega told the committee that the Venezuelan government is encouraging Hezbollah activities in several Latin American nations. A key operative in the Hezbollah network, he pointed out, is the second highest ranked diplomat in the Venezuelan embassy in Syria, Ghazi Nassereddine.
Nassereddine, who was born in Lebanon, reportedly manages a network that raises and launders money and trains operatives to expand Hezbollah’s influence in Venezuela and other Latin American countries.
Noriega also noted that an Iranian overseer of Hezbollah is Mohsen Rabbani, who is wanted by Argentinian prosecutors for his role in the 1992 and 1994 terrorist attacks against the Israeli embassy and the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.
“Noriega’s main point seems to be that the presence of Hezbollah in the region has metastasized,” Luis Fleischman observed in The Americas Report, a project of the Center for Security Policy.
“As a result of the support Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia and others are giving to the terrorist organization, a more active role for Hezbollah should be expected in the future.”
Also appearing before the committee was Douglas Farah, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center. He said Hezbollah is helping to build tunnels used by drug smugglers along the U.S.-Mexican border.
These tunnels could be used to smuggle terrorists and weapons of mass destruction into the United States, he warned.
Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, told the committee that Hezbollah has established terrorist training camps in Venezuela and is setting up a camp in Mexico to illegally infiltrate operatives into the U.S.
According to Berman, Hezbollah already has a presence in 15 American cities.
Berman said: “Over the past decade, Hezbollah’s regional activities have shown a clear pattern of targeting U.S. interests and assets throughout Latin America.”

Here's Why There Are No Jobs in America!!!

Check this last set of statistics!

The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.  You know what the private business sector is…a real-life business, not a government job.  Here are the percentages.

T. Roosevelt..........38%
Taft.........................40%
Wilson ..................52%
Harding..................49%
Coolidge............... 48%
Hoover .................42%
F. Roosevelt.........50%
Truman..................50%
Eisenhower...........57%
Kennedy..............30%
Johnson................47%
Nixon....................53%
Ford.......................42%
Carter....................32%
Reagan.................56%
GH Bush............. 51%
Clinton     ...............39%
GW Bush.............55%

And the winner is:

Obama............... 8%

This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!
That's right!  Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents!  And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business?  They know what's best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you and me?
How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one?  Or about jobs when he has never really had one?  And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers?  They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers." They should have been in an employment line.

So You Thought Our Health Care in America Needed Fixing?

A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S.              65%
England        46%
Canada            42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S.              93%
England        15%
Canada            43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S.              90%
England        15%
Canada            43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S.              77%
England        40%
Canada            43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S.              71
England        14
Canada            18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U..S.              12%
England          2%
Canada              6%

Ronald Reagan - Again!

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
- President Ronald Reagan

A Video All America Should Watch

Saturday, July 16, 2011

WOW!!! FIDEL!!! - Chavez Chemotherapy Raises Re-election Doubts


By Frank Jack Daniel
CARACAS | Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:53pm EDT
(Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez will return to Cuba this weekend for chemotherapy to treat cancer, raising questions about his fitness to fight a campaign for re-election in a 2012 vote.
Less than two weeks after a triumphant arrival from the Caribbean island following surgery to remove a "baseball sized" tumor, the socialist president now faces a possibly prolonged spell away from home.
Here are some implications of his announcement:
* The 56-year-old former soldier formally requested Parliament approve his trip to Cuba, suggesting he expects to be away from the OPEC nation for more than a few days. That will be seen as a sign his cancer is far from cured. It also puts the spotlight on the lack of obvious successors who can take over the reins of government in his absence.
* He will come under pressure to temporarily hand over power to Vice President Elias Jaua. Opponents say it is impossible for Chavez to effectively govern the country of 29 million people from a Cuban hospital bed. The president will resist calls to step aside, however, since they echo a power vacuum during a short-lived coup against him back in 2002.
* Chavez has ruled Venezuela for 12 years and was warming up for a bid for another six-year term next year when the illness struck. He is still the only declared candidate for the election, but questions will inevitably be asked about his fitness to run. At the very least, his campaign will be shorter and more subdued than he would like. At worst, he may be forced to drop out.
* Markets have never shown any love for Chavez and his socialist policies, and will likely react with barely-veiled jubilation at his continued illness. Expect Venezuela's widely-traded bonds to rally on Monday. Last month, debt prices jumped on the news he had cancer, as investors saw an increased chance of a more market-friendly government replacing him after the election. Some have predicted that "regime change" in Venezuela could easily compress credit spreads around 500 basis points. Prices fell back after he returned to Venezuela.
* Opposition politicians, such as Henrique Capriles, the current favorite to challenge Chavez, publicly hope for his quick recovery to fight him fair and square at the ballot box next year. But Chavez's new weakness is undoubtedly a benefit for his opponents, who have been trounced time and time again by the populist and sometimes authoritarian president.
* It is still far too early to write off Chavez as a political force. Although he has not revealed details of his illness, some specialists and sources say he is likely to have colon cancer. If it was caught in time and treated well he could have a high chance of survival. Since the divided opposition does not chose its candidate until February, Chavez may have time to recover and make a triumphant return to the campaign trail.
* A government-aligned poll showed an early "sympathy bump" in popularity for the president, but other pollsters say they expect little change in his ratings, which hover around 50 percent. If his sickness drags on, voters may be concerned about his chances of governing effectively during a new term.
* Despite Chavez's absence, the government's stability does not look compromised, at least for now. Venezuela's military leadership has repeatedly sworn its loyalty to him and has shown no signs of fractures that could lead to armed conflict.
* Opposition leaders remain focused on primary elections slated for February that will determine a unity candidate to face Chavez. Despite having staged frequent street protests, national strikes and a bungled coup in the past, no opposition leaders have called for civil disorder in the latest crisis.
* Last month's surprise stay in Cuba for surgery led to behind-the-scenes jostling between different factions of the ruling Socialist Party -- but no obvious cracks appeared in the alliance of fellow military men, former guerrilla fighters and young leftists who form the Chavez government. None of the senior figures in his administration have anything like his charisma or national appeal, and politicians of all stripes will be closely following Chavez's progress.
* Cuba will be anxious over his illness. The communist-led island's ailing economy depends heavily on subsidized oil from Venezuela, which is also true of some other nations in Central America and the Caribbean. Chavez critics have long vowed to scrap what they call a reckless giveaway of national resources if they win power.

Friday, July 15, 2011

California Becomes First State to Force Gay and Lesbian Teaching into Classrooms


By James Famodimu | Christian Post Contributor

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday making California the first American state to institute lessons about gays and lesbians into their social studies curriculum.
The law now requires the California Board of Education to create textbooks and other materials that illuminate the contributions of the homosexual community as soon as the 2013-2014 school year.
State Sen. Mark Leno, a Democrat from San Francisco and the innovator of the proposed bill, feels that the bill will help students be more receptive to homosexuals and in turn will hinder the harassment many gay students face.
However, the bill has caught the ire of churches and parents who feel that such instruction would expose students to a subject that many disagree with. They believe the children should not be obligated to attend the classes.
In a previous article by The Christian Post, education analyst Candi Cushman writes, “If parents are concerned that this curriculum conflicts with their religious beliefs, or if they feel their child isn’t psychologically ready to handle the issue, then they should have first amendment rights and be able to opt out.”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, former high school teacher Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby states, "I don't think this helps the teaching of history. I think it's a distraction."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Barack Obama Wants Agreement on Debt Deal in 36 Hours - Holy Crap Batman

From the Guardian 4:22AM BST 15 Jul 2011

President Barack Obama has told top US lawmakers he wants agreement on the way forward towards a debt deal in 24-36 hours, according to aides.
Five consecutive days of cross-party negotiations at the White House have failed to make a breakthrough.
But Mr Obama believes a $2 trillion debt deal is possible if all sides bend a little, a Democratic official familiar with the White House talks said.
"The president made clear that a big deal remains his strong preference,'' the official said. The official said a deal of approximately $2 trillion would be possible if all sides were "willing to give a little.''
Obama will hold a news conference at 11am ET (4pm BST) on Friday and may call back lawmakers for weekend talks if he does not hear from them within 24 to 36 hours about a "plan of action'' to get to a debt ceiling deal, the official said.
The US must raise its $14.3tn (£8.9tn) debt ceiling to borrow beyond 2 August.
Standard & Poor's became the second of the major credit rating agencies to place US debt under review on Thursday, citing an increasing risk of a payment default.

Breaking News - Read the Frightening E-Mail George Soros Has Sent to Your Children's Teachers Today - George Soros's Take on Our Debt Crisis

Posted by Nicholas Contompasis

From: Daniel Mintz, MoveOn.org Political Action [mailto:moveon-help@list.moveon.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:32 PM
To: Xxxxxxxx
Subject: Crisis
 
Republicans are about to crash our economy to protect the rich and voters in key districts need to know about it. Can you contribute $5 for an all-out campaign to inform voters about Republican recklessness?
Contribute Now
Dear MoveOn member,
In just 18 days, Republicans may force America into default and crash our whole economy in order to protect tax breaks for corporations and millionaires. That could also mean a hold on Social Security and Medicare checks for seniors.1
They're only getting away with it because most people don't know what a "debt ceiling" is, let alone what havoc will follow if Republicans send our country into default.
That's why we're launching an emergency campaign to highlight what Republicans are doing—especially vulnerable Republicans who'll force their leaders to back down if they get enough blowback from voters.
This is a real crisis moment. Our economy and much of what progressives have fought for over the last 60 years is at risk this week. So we're throwing in everything we've got.
We're launching ads and viral videos against vulnerable Republicans, flooding them with calls, and organizing small-business leaders to speak out. This emergency campaign will cost about $180,000—so this is an urgent request for everyone to pitch in.
Can you help with $5 to keep Republicans from crashing our economy?
If a foreign power made the same threats Republicans are making right now—to destroy our whole economy if they don't get their way—America would be on a war footing. Republicans are relying on the fact that many people don't realize two things:
Not lifting the debt ceiling by August 2 could crash our economy, send the country back into recession, and greatly increase unemployment.2,3
Republicans are doing this to protect tax breaks for the richest Americans and big corporations.
That's why we're working on a major campaign to highlight these crucial points to voters in key districts—where Republicans are vulnerable in the next election. That's the best way to grab the attention of the Republican leadership.
We've got ads ready to go, viral videos targeting individual Republicans by name, and more. But to do it all, we need to raise about $180,000 in short order. Can you help?
Yes, I can donate $5 to keep Republicans from crashing our economy.
Thanks for all you do,
–Daniel, Wes, Elena, Peter, and the rest of the team

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