September 30, 2009

AARP Works Against Seniors' Interests

Dishonesty, Intimidation, Hypocrisy and Medicare Advantage
by Newt Gingrich
Human Events
September 30, 2009

Hypocrisy: The AARP Sells Out Seniors

But while Humana was censored by the government from talking to its Medicare Advantage enrollees about proposed Democratic cuts, another Medicare Advantage provider - the AARP - has been left free to lobby its members.

Of course the Washington leadership of the AARP is working closely with Democrats on health care reform. Incredibly, the self-appointed voice of America's seniors supports "reforms" that will cut the benefits - if not the entire Medicare Advantage coverage - of millions of seniors.

How can this be? It's simple. The AARP is a liberal interest group like any other, and it cut a deal with the party in charge in Washington. In exchange for selling out the seniors it claims to represent, the AARP will get potentially millions in lucrative insurance contracts, and quite possibly something more.

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New York Post
October 2, 2009

Why is Congress so eager to cut $160 billion-plus from Medicare Advantage? The program does things that President Obama and other liberals normally praise. Is the cut simply the price charged by AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons) for overlooking the rest of the $500 billion in Medicare cuts meant to finance "health-care reform"?

Medicare Advantage offers a range of benefits beyond basic Medicare. It combines many elements Obama and other liberals like -- such as subsidized premiums for low-income elderly, "pooling" of insurees to provide bargaining power and managed care that emphasizes prevention, treatment of chronic conditions and coordination among doctors.

Billionaires Reveal Secrets of Secret Societies As a result, it keeps the cost of care, and thus insurance premiums, much lower than do policies.

Ten million seniors have voluntarily enrolled in Medicare Advantage and realized savings of about $1,000 a year in enhanced benefits over and above what Medicare itself provides. These extra benefits include reduced out-of-pocket costs and comprehensive drug coverage, as well as vision, dental and hearing benefits -- plus programs promoting wellness (such as gym memberships) disease management and care coordination.

It essentially implements all the economies and efficiencies that Obama preaches nonstop. Doctors speak to one another, duplication is avoided, care is managed, and there is an emphasis on prevention.

Yet the Democratic health-care bills targets Medicare Advantage for drastic cuts -- which would force up premiums and drive millions of seniors to drop it.

Which brings us to AARP -- which makes a hefty profit selling Medigap coverage, the chief alternative to Medicare Advantage.

Medigap is a more traditional policy -- it offers fewer benefits at higher premiums. It lacks such features as no-care coordination, chronic-care management and pay-for-performance incentives.

And Medigap doesn't do as much to control costs. Because Medicare Advantage negotiates payment levels and saves money via bulk purchasing, inpatient costs run 20 percent or more below Medigap charges. More patients are handled through outpatient care. X-rays and other radiation cost 10 percent to 20 percent less; devices like wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen bottles run a fifth less than under conventional policies.

But AARP is probably the most potent lobby in Washington -- and the White House has consistently tried to buy off the lobbyists on health-care reform. Its deals with the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies have gotten some coverge -- will we someday learn of a similar bargain with AARP?

The deal would represent special-interest politics at its worst: a group betraying the constituency it's supposed to serve for the sake of its own coffers.

"Health-care reform" would slash Medicare -- and not just Medicare Advantage -- to subsidize insurance for much younger people who can't qualify for Medicaid and thus, by definition, aren't poor. And the supposed protector of poor old people will stand by, content with its own cut of the action.

Is this what liberal Democrats have come to?
Is Obama Like the MA Legislature?
Nothing on the level. Everything's a deal. No deal too small.

September 30, 2009
Obama's Work Ethic
By Ed Lasky
American Thinker
Pedophile Tolerance in White House Staff?

Obama Administration Condones Sex With Minors. As Long As It Is Just Buggery With the Boys.
Statutory rape? Who cares what goes on between a 15 year old and the man who picked him up in a bus station bathroom. You prude.
Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
Tuesday, September 29th at 3:35PM EDT

Obama in the British Media

Barack Obama and the CIA: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?
By Gerald Warner Politics
Last updated: April 24th, 2009
Telegraph (UK)

Here is an interesting editorial from someone outside our country as to what is going on!

Barack Obama and the CIA: Why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?

If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter.

Obama's problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail.

That is why he opened Pandora's Box by publishing the Justice Department's legal opinions on waterboarding and other hardline interrogation techniques. He cynically subordinated the national interest to his partisan desire to embarrass the Republicans. Then he had to rush to Langley, Virginia to try to reassure a demoralized CIA that had just discovered the President of the United States was an even more formidable foe than al-Qaeda.

"Don't be discouraged by what's happened the last few weeks," he told intelligence officers. Is he kidding? Thanks to him, al-Qaeda knows the private interrogation techniques available to the US intelligence agencies and can train its operatives to withstand them - or would do so, if they had not already been outlawed.

So, next time a senior al-Qaeda hood is captured, all the CIA can do is ask him nicely if he would care to reveal when a major population centre is due to be hit by a terror spectacular, or which American city is about to be irradiated by a dirty bomb. Your view of this situation will be dictated by one simple criterion: whether or not you watched the people jumping from the twin towers.

President Pantywaist's recent world tour, cozying up to all the bad guys, excited the ambitions of America?s enemies. Here, they realized, is a sucker they can really take to the cleaners. His only enemies are fellow Americans.

Which prompts the question: Why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?

September 29, 2009

Body Cavity Used Suicide Bomber in Saudi Arabia

CBS Evening News
LONDON, Sept. 28, 2009
Al Qaeda Bombers Learn from Drug Smugglers
New Technique of Storing Bomb Materials Inside Body Cavity Nearly Kills a Saudi Prince
By Sheila MacVicar

The ' L I T T L E ' Things

The ' L I T T L E ' Things

As you might know, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son
started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time..

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change .

Car wouldn't start.

One couldn't
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work
But before he got there, he developed
a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic ,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone ...
All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
God wants me to be
At this very moment..

Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong ,
The children are slow getting dressed,
You can't seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light ,
Don't get mad or frustrated;
It May be just that
God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you
With all those annoying little things
And may you remember their possible purpose.

Pass this on to someone else, if you'd like.
There is NO LUCK attached.



September 28, 2009

Arrogance Is Great

The White House plays the endorsement game during a precarious period in US history -- two wars, a stagnant economy, and hostile voters. (Fredric U. Dicker, "'Dead meat' Dave will quit early: Dem," New York Post, September 28, 2009) Obama dictates his choice for Governor long before the campaign. He weakens further Gov. Paterson's abilities to address New York's problems. The President knows how to campaign and how to give speeches. He shows his lack of ability to govern and to manage. He indicates a lack of concern for taxpayers by playing politics during this unsettled time. His misguided and unformulated national policies are matched by his ill timed endorsement.

'Dead meat' Dave will quit early: Dem
Fredric U. Dicker
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:29 AM, September 28, 2009
Posted: 4:29 AM, September 28, 2009
Futures Speculation & Oil Prices

"The price of the fuel you buy -- gasoline, heating oil etc. -- is dictated by the equivalent prices on Wall Street. When futures contracts for energy products climb, the cost of the underlying fuel in the real world rises. That's what we saw last year when Wall Street speculators -- purely for selfish reasons -- pushed up the price of futures contracts."

The oil industry isn't screwing us
John Crudele
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:45 AM, September 27, 2009
Posted: 1:30 AM, September 27, 2009
Michael Moore's Capitalism Film

"Communism cannot work without suppressing dissent, and Moore understands that. Question the supreme thinker and you’re ushered away.

[. . .]

In his recent book, David Denby defined "Snark" as, in part, a system that fails to make an affirmative argument. Snarkists are back-of-the-class spitballers who go silent when asked to teach the class themselves.

[. . .]

Over footage of flooded New Orleans, Moore gravely informs us that when something like this happens, it’s always the poor who get hit. That sounds like an argument with God, not politics, but like most of Moore’s arguments it withers after a moment’s thought."

Less is Moore
Capitalism is bad, his documentary claims. So what’s his solution? Michael, we’re waiting . . .
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Last Updated: 9:56 AM, September 27, 2009
Posted: 12:22 AM, September 27, 2009
Cahokia, Lost American City

America's lost jewel
We need to protect what’s left of the forgotten city of Cahokia
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:30 AM, September 27, 2009
Posted: 12:31 AM, September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009

Gov. Paterson's Wife Says to Obama, "Stop interfering!"

Responding to Obama's interference in New York state politics, Gov. Paterson's wife says wait a minute.

Gov wife to O: how dare you?!
Rips 'unfair' bid to block run
New York Post
Last Updated: 10:09 AM, September 24, 2009
Posted: 2:51 AM, September 24, 2009
What Was Hank Paulson Doing?

"IT'S clear that former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson considered himself a vital intermediary between Wall Street and Washington -- a job description that not only doesn't exist but which is also fraught with potential conflicts."

Paulson's rate-cut telethon doesn't ring true
John Crudele john.crudele (at)
New York Post
Last Updated: 10:49 AM, September 24, 2009
Posted: 1:19 AM, September 24, 2009

Paulson, the former head of Goldman Sachs, who lobbied strongly for interest rate cuts as well as controversial bailouts of financial institutions, admitted that he saw himself as a conduit.

"I think it's my job to talk regularly to market participants, but also talk regularly to key regulators and make sure we are seeing the same issues, the same problems and working toward the same solutions," Paulson said during an Aug. 21, 2007 television interview.

In my last column I laid out what occurred on Aug. 16, 2007, the day Paulson lunched with

Ben Bernankeand likely tried to convince the nation's leading central banker that interest rates needed to come down. That was a week after the Fed had already decided that they didn't.

It was also the day when the Dow Jones industrial average did a sudden 328-point reversal, turning what was going to be a horrendous loss into one that was barely noticeable. Soon after the Bernanke/Paulson lunch a rumor started spreading on the Street that the Fed was going to act.

I also explained that after Bernanke and Paulson lunched, Paulson made a couple of ordinary phone calls, which took place 30 minutes before the actions that have been deleted from his official schedule.

Later that night Paulson called

Robert Rubin, another former Treasury Secretary, who was then leading Citigroup -- which owned a brokerage firm. The two men probably shouldn't have been talking, especially if Paulson had learned anything substantive about Bernanke's thinking at the lunch.

The next day -- Aug. 17 -- the Fed made Wall Street very happy with a surprise interest-rate cut that was an extremely unusual about-face on policy.

Today I'm going to look at who Paulson spoke with the day before his lunch with Bernanke -- Aug. 15, 2007 -- and also on Aug. 17, the day rates were cut. It's interesting to see the "market participants" and "regulators" that were using Paulson as a go-between.

Wednesday, Aug. 15: First thing in the morning -- at 7:05 a.m. -- Paulson called

Jean-Claude Trichet, head of the European Central Bank, and left a message. Then, at 7:15 a.m., he reached Bernanke by phone. After that he called

Tim Geithner, who was then head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and is now Paulson's successor as Treasury Secretary. Clearly, Paulson wanted to get the lowdown on what to expect when the already jittery financial markets opened.

Then, in rapid succession -- and remember, this is after speaking with Bernanke for five minutes and Geithner for 20 minutes and presumably getting important information -- Paulson placed calls to the heads of numerous Wall Street firms --

Jamie Dimonof JPMorgan,

Dick Fuldof Lehman Brothers,

Ken Lewisof Bank of America,

John Mackof Morgan Stanley, and

Stan O'Nealof Merrill Lynch.

Paulson called Mack again, who he hadn't reached the first time, and then phoned Lewis for a second time within an hour. After that he tried Trichet again, this time apparently successfully. That call lasted 10 minutes, according to Paulson's official schedule.

By 8:40 a.m. -- or 50 minutes before the stock market was to open in New York -- Paulson had reached the bulk of Wall Street's elite.

Wall Street's elite could have gleaned important information just by knowing that the head of the Treasury had spoken with Bernanke that morning and was subsequently making calls around Wall Street.

Lloyd Blankfein, who took over as head of Goldman when Paulson left, didn't get one of those earliest calls, at least not from Paulson's office phone. But Blankfein did get three calls from Paulson that day, starting with one that lasted 10 minutes between 9:40 a.m. and 9:50 a.m.

At that point, concerns about the credit market and the situation in housing had caused stock prices to decline 8 percent in a matter of weeks.

Some would call that a normal correction and nothing that should have caused Washington to panic.

According to his official phone log, Paulson is the one who initiated all these calls. So it seems reasonable to assume that he was just doing the job he had taken on -- coordinating what "regulators" like Bernanke and Trichet were thinking with the reaction he wanted by Wall Street.

When the Fed announced a "surprise" rate cut early on Friday, Aug. 17, Paulson again went into overdrive.

But this time he waited until the stock market was trading and prices were up. Just as soon as a conference call with Bernanke, Geithner and a couple of other Fed governors ended, Paulson called Dimon;

Charles Princeof Citigroup, where he left a message; Lewis; Blankfein,

Jimmy Cayne, head of Bear Stearns; Mack; O'Neal;

Ned Johnsonof Fidelity InVestments;

Larry Finkof BlackRock; Fuld; and

Bill Grossof Pimco, the influential bond-trading firm.

Paulson received a phone call at 3:40 p.m. from Bernanke that lasted 15 minutes. Within five minutes Paulson was fielding a call from Blankfein, the third time that day.

So, my questions are: Was Paulson really the Secretary of the (U)nited (S)tates Treasury or the (W)all (S)treet Treasury. Was he looking out for our inter ests or those of his friends? Was there such a grave threat to the US economy that all the normal boundaries between Washington and Wall St. ceased to exist?

On Tuesday I'll have more leads investigators should follow.

Crocodiles as Enforcers,0,7972863.story

An offer you can't refuse: Naples mobster used crocodile to intimidate extortion victims
By Associated Press
Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2009 | 9:53 a.m.
One Misdemeanor At A Time

Dizzying spin through revolving jail doors
By David Seifman
New York Post
Last Updated: 9:46 AM, September 24, 2009
Posted: 3:18 AM, September 24, 2009
Conference on Stopping the Psychiatric Abuse of Children
Huffington Post, September 27, 2009
Dr. Peter Breggin

Millions of our children are being labeled with false and stigmatizing psychiatric diagnoses. Then their brains are being blunted and disabled by psychiatric drugs.

Want to find a way to do something about the plight of our children at the hands of drug companies and misguided mental health professionals? Want to learn more about what our children really need from us?

In less than two weeks, you can attend the annual meeting of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology ( at the Renaissance Syracuse Hotel. The two-day conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2009 in Syracuse, New York. It features international experts on the adverse of effects of psychiatric drugs and better ways of helping children and families.

The public is welcome. For the sake of our children, please attend.

This year's conference comes at a tragic turning point in the psychiatric abuse of children. In the past, the main threat has come from the widespread use of stimulant drugs like Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, Focalin, and Concerta for children labeled with ADHD. These drugs work by crushing spontaneous behavior. Frequently this leads to depression, as well as insomnia, anxiety and psychosis. The stimulants suppress the growth of children, cause abnormalities in their brains, induce sudden cardiac death, and predispose children to cocaine abuse in young adulthood.

As bad as this is, the situation of our children has recently become even more desperate. In the past year, the FDA has unleashed a crisis of epidemic proportions by approving lobotomizing antipsychotic drugs for the control of behavior in children. Diabetes. Pancreatitis. Pathological obesity. The abnormal growth of breast tissue and even lactation in young boys and girls. Heart disease. Permanently disfiguring tics and other abnormal movements (tardive dyskinesia). Agonizing muscle spasms that also defy treatment and last indefinitely (tardive dystonia). These are a few of the drastic disorders caused by antipsychotic drugs such as Zyprexa, Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel, Geodon, and Invega.

The antipsychotic drugs work by flattening the emotions and causing docility, so that the children no longer make trouble, at least for a while. With their frontal lobe function suppressed, the kids become more robotic in their behavior, and their mental and emotional growth is stunted. Often these drugs will turn them into lifelong mental patients whose enslaved brains will continue to deteriorate under toxic assault.

Great speakers and workshop presenters will cover these and many other subjects about psychiatry and about how to help children and families in distress with caring and effective psychological, education, and social approaches.

Stephen A. Sheller is one of the lead attorneys in two of the largest billion-dollar settlements ever made as a result of civil and criminal actions brought by the federal government against drug companies Pfizer and Eli Lilly. Both legal actions involved psychiatric drugs. I will be honored to introduce attorney Sheller at the conference.

As the Founder Emeritus of ICSPP (I've passed the mantle onto younger professionals), I will be making two presentations, one on how to inspire the psychiatric reform movement and another on better approaches to helping children and families.

Attorney James Gottstein from Alaska is the world's most active civil rights attorney on behalf of psychiatrically abused children and adults.

Graham Dukes, a physician and a lawyer, is a leading expert on international drug regulation.

Critiques of ADHD and better approaches to children and families will be presented by many experts in psychiatry, pediatrics, psychology, and education.

Registration can be made on-line ( or at the meeting at the Syracuse Renaissance Hotel, Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2009. Tickets are available for one or both days. For hotel reservations, call 315-479-7000.

If you care about our children, this is the place for you to be. It's always a great and inspiring conference. Even if you don't know anyone else at the conference, you will feel at home. You will meet many new friends with similar concerns.

Our children need our protection and support in these dire times.

Peter R. Breggin, M.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice in Ithaca, New York. The observations made in this column are scientifically documented in his medical book, Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, Second Edition (2008) as well as his popular book, Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Crime and Suicide (2008). Dr. Breggin's website, loaded with scientific information and interesting radio and TV reports, is

On Dr. Breggin's website you can purchase a bonus edition of ICSPP's new book, The Conscience of Psychiatry: The Reform Work of Peter R. Breggin, MD (2009).
Kadzis Interviews Harvey Silverglate

Peter Kadzis states a premise: "We have an independent judiciary." Harvey Silverglate says, "an enormous number of judges have been co-opted by federal prosecutors." My questions: "Is it only federal prosecutors who co-opt judges? What influence do prominent private attorneys have? What about law school classmates and lobbyists?"

Rather than being independent, judges are often slaves to expert witnesses and to government prosecutions which judges believe make good policy. Silverglate calls it "playing the lackey."

They both agree that plea bargaining thwarts the protection of trial by jury replacing it with "justice by coercion" which they call "white-collar extortion."

Silverglate says, liberalism changed from defending "free speech and due process." to endorsing "censorship in the name of avoiding harassment for what they call historically disadvantaged groups." But only "some historically disadvantaged groups."
It is still acceptable to denigrate old people, persons with disabilities, Mormons, Catholics, and poor white men.

You're all guilty!
In his new book, Three Felonies A Day , Harvey Silverglate dissects the corrupt justice practiced by federal prosecutors
Boston Phoenix
September 25, 2009
Who Runs the Government?

September 27, 2009
American Thinker
Who is doing the governing?
By Robert A. Bonelli

Netanyahu Answers Holocaust Deniers

Netanyahu Answers Holocaust Deniers

'Have you no shame?'
Bibi's challenge to the UN
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:41 AM, September 25, 2009

Posted: 11:22 PM, September 24, 2009

Doctors and ObamaCare

Doctors and ObamaCare

"More than half the nation's doctors now don't accept Medicaid, [. . .] 28 percent of Medicare patients looking for a primary-care doctor had trouble finding one."

Why doctors hate BamCare
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:11 AM, September 23, 2009
Posted: 2:05 AM, September 23, 2009
Obama's Speaking Abilities

"President Obama was using the sort of slippery language that increasingly defines his loquacity."

Walking the anti-free-trade walk
George F. Will
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:11 AM, September 23, 2009
Posted: 1:59 AM, September 23, 2009
NY AG Back From Dead

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch "once angrily blamed [Andrew Cuomo] for the homophobic 'Vote for Cuomo, not the homo' campaign."

Andy's getting a 2nd cuom-ing
Star AG's journey back from the dead
Fredric U. Dicker
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:26 PM, September 22, 2009
Posted: 2:59 AM, September 22, 2009
LEED Certification Expensive Scam

Fake green labels
Buildings don't save energy
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:55 AM, September 21, 2009
Posted: 1:59 AM, September 21, 2009
ACORN, Obama and Taxpayer Money

Sowing the seeds of destruction
ACORN's shady tactics made headlines last week. But their shocking radicalism is nothing new.
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:27 AM, September 20, 2009
Posted: 2:33 AM, September 20, 2009
UN Human Rights Debacle

UN's Israel frame-up
Last Updated: 4:15 AM, September 20, 2009
New York Post
Posted: 2:51 AM, September 20, 2009
Was Joe Wilson Right?

The truth on covering illegals
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:41 AM, September 19, 2009
Posted: 12:25 AM, September 19, 2009
Obama and Wall Street Fat Cats

Obama's "powwow surely opened up the channels between wealthy Wall Street bigwigs, Dem moneymen and those 'community activisist.'"

"Rewarding donors with invites to cool presidential events is hardly new [. . .] the hypocrisy is striking, coming from an administration that still preens about its postpartisan purity."

U. of Chicago's Luigi Zingales notes "over the last 20 years, then financial industry spent a whopping $2.2 billion in political contributions and another $3.5 billion on lobbying -- more than any other industry."

O's Wall Street 'friends'
Donors, lefties mob speech
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:41 AM, September 19, 2009
Posted: 12:28 AM, September 19, 2009

September 26, 2009

CA, NY Investigate Credit Rating Agencies, Which Face Fraud Suit

News Release
September 17, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: (916) 324-5500
Brown Launches Investigation into Credit Rating Agencies' Role in Fueling Financial Crisis

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Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch Agree to Change Fee Structures, Obtain Due Diligence Information for the First Time, and Create Due Diligence and Lender Standards for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
(June 5, 2008)

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Rating Agencies Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s Face Class Action Lawsuit
By Zacks Investment Research
September 3, 2009
A Dog's Reflection

Thomas Sowell uses the fable of a dog who sees his reflection with a bone in pond, as an analogy for Obama's health care plan.

Jewish World Review
Sept. 15, 2009 26 Elul 5769
Fables for Adults
By Thomas Sowell
False Rape Claims Don't Go Away

Crying wolf really hurts true victims of assault
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:11 AM, September 19, 2009
Posted: 3:34 AM, September 18, 2009
Andrea Peyser andrea.peyser (at)

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Hofstra Student Could Face Criminal Charges for Rape Allegations
Friday, September 18, 2009
Fox News

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Rape slur will haunt us
'My name is forever tarnished. I'll always have to explain it'

Last Updated: 4:51 PM, September 19, 2009
New York Post
Posted: 3:12 AM, September 19, 2009
Pittsburgh Police Use Sound Weapons

Civil liberties groups: Police overreacted at G-20
Sep 25, 5:30 PM (ET)

Netanyahu At His Best

Netanyahu At His Best

Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with
British Television during the retaliation against Hamas' shelling of Israel.

The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was one!)

Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?"

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not?

Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany's aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima. Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?"

Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave another interview and was asked about Israel's occupation of Arab lands. His response was, "It's our land". The reporter (CNN or the like) was stunned - read below "It's our land..." It's important information since we don't get fair and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get lost in the jumble of daily events.

"Crash Course on the Arab-Israeli Conflict."

Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor:

BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY... (It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!)

It makes sense and it's not slanted. Jew and non-Jew -- it doesn't matter.

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem: Israel became a nation in 1312 BC, two thousand (2000) years before the rise of Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand (1000) years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 lasted no more than 22 years.

5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders
did not come to visit.

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran.

7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty-eight percent left (many in fear of retaliation by their own brethren, the Arabs), without ever seeing an Israeli soldier. The ones who stayed were afforded the same peace, civility, and citizenship rights as everyone else.

10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people's lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

14. The PLO's Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the
Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem
synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

September 25, 2009

Say One Thing, Do Another

The report states "CSX’s long-standing easements [. . .] restrict the land’s use to railroad operations." In Massachusetts on Harvard property laws and contracts are optional. In Cambridge when it came to inconvenient laws they were simply ignored. "Paul Berkeley, president of the Allston Civic Association, [. . .] praised the agreement and said it would be nice to get the 'dirty old railroad out of our neighborhood.'” Will increased truck traffic make for cleaner air and streets? Saying "The acquisitions are expected to improve and expand commuter rail service in and around Boston." ignores transporting freight to northern New England and eastern MA. Harvard increases its real estate empire, continues promoting green solutions in the classroom, while increasing pollution in the real world. Are all Harvard affiliates schizophrenic? Does this explain Obama policies in the White House?

State To Take Over Allston Railyards
Move potentially opens up Harvard-owned land for long-term development
Friday, September 25, 2009 3:29 AM
Harvard Crimson Staff Writer
John Ziegler Continues Defense of Palin

Ziegler notes that "87% of Obama voters wrongly thought that Sarah Palin had said she could she Russia from her “house” when it was actually Tina Fey who had said that on SNL. Then, after I appeared on The View, I was interviewed on Barbara Walters’ radio show and, incredibly, she revealed that even she was under the delusion that Sarah Palin had actually said that." It verifies what Mark Twain said: "The lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on." But also what Josef Goebbels observed, that if a lie is repeated often enough it becomes believed to be true.

Ziegler asks, "How the hell can the truth win any argument?!" Unfortunately not all people search for the truth. They are more interested in winning.

Palin’s Hong Kong Speech: I Can See Insanity From My Newsroom
by John Ziegler
September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009

Race Based School Punishment

Punish Students Based On Race?
Tucson Unified School District Plan Sparks Controversy
Jeff Butera
POSTED: 10:18 pm MST September 23, 2009
UPDATED: 8:56 am MST September 24, 2009
Psychiatric Resident Arrested

29-year-old former psychiatric resident denied bail after having sex with 15-year-old.

Man denied bail in Internet sex case
By Associated Press
Boston Herald
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Stranger Abuse Tolerated

Sen. Chandler with vigorous support from Rep. Atkins wants to include strangers for restraining orders to address rape and other forms of criminal abuse. (Anne Baker, "Restraining orders: Now with more umph!" Boston Weekly Dig, September 23, 2009) One stalking victim said, "If you're raped by someone you don't know, you can't get a restraining order. I find that absolutely amazing."

Current state laws are amazing for persons with disabilities, who have the same barrier to combating criminal abuse. If the abuser is a stranger the state Disabled Persons Protection Commission does not have jurisdiction to stop the abuse. Police are skeptical when asked to protect persons with disabilities. This loophole allows serial abusers to operate with no fear of being caught.

The same amazing laws apply elder persons. If a stranger is abusing an elder the national network of taxpayer funded Elder Services offices cannot take jurisdiction. Strangers can continue abusing elders when the police refuse to act to stop the criminal abuse.

When police informants or government employees are the abusers it is unlikely that the police will stop such abuse. These two groups need protections too.

Restraining orders: Now with more umph!
By Anne Baker
Boston Weekly Dig
September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

Cambridge Council Disses Taxpayers and Nuclear War Commission

In 1982 the City of Cambridge created a Nuclear Disarmament Commission. The salary of the Executive Director is now $61,000 plus benefits and a large office with utilities. Instead of focusing on preventing nuclear war [ordinance below] -- its stated mission -- the focus was changed to preventing violence among high school students and having an awards dinner each year. The council insults not only the Nuclear Disarmament Commission but also clueless taxpayers. This useless city commission wastes taxpayer funds while people live in the street or taxpayer funded shelters. Now the useless council wants to waste more money doing the job of the useless Nuclear Disarmament Commission. What a city. Two US Senators will help solve this waste of taxpayer funds?

Nuke talk sparks heated Cambridge council debate, but no ballot question
By Jillian Fennimore
Cambridge Chronicle (online)
Sep 23, 2009 @ 07:35 AM

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City Ordinance establishing the Commission in 1982.

2.90.010 Established.
2.90.020 Membership--Appointment--Term.
2.90.030 Membership--Qualifications.
2.90.040 Election of Chairperson--Adoption of bylaws.
2.90.050 Function and purpose.
2.90.060 Powers and duties.

2.90.010 Established.
There shall be a Cambridge Commission on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace Education.
(Ord. 987 (part), 1982: prior code Ch. 2 Art. 39 (part))

2.90.020 Membership--Appointment--Term.
A. The Commission shall consist of twenty members, all of whom shall be appointed initially by the City Manager to serve for the following terms:
1. Six members shall serve for a one year term;
2. Seven members shall serve for a two-year term;
3. Seven members shall serve for a three-year term.
After the initial terms all Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years.
B. If any Commissioner misses three unexcused meetings of the Commission during a calendar year, that position of the Commissioner shall be automatically vacated upon certification to the City Manager by the Commission.
C. After the initial appointments, subsequent members of the Commission shall be appointed by the City Manager from recommendations provided by the Commission. The Commission shall consult with recognized groups working for nuclear disarmament to obtain names of qualified candidates. Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled not later than thirty days after the vacancy occurs; and if a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of the members' term, an appointment shall be made for the remainder of the term.
D. The Commission shall be representative of the socio-economic and racial/ethnic populations of the City.
(Ord. 987 (part), 1982: prior code Ch. 2 Art. 39 (part))

2.90.030 Membership--Qualifications.
A. All prospective Commissioners shall believe in and support the goal of nuclear disarmament as embodied in the resolutions passed by the City Council.
B. Commissioners must be residents of the City at the time of appointment.
(Ord. 987 (part), 1982: prior code Ch. 2 Art. 39 (part))

2.90.040 Election of Chairperson--Adoption of bylaws.
The members of the Commission shall elect a Chairperson from among its members, and shall adopt bylaws for the Commission.
(Ord. 987 (part), 1982: prior code Ch. 2 Art. 39 (part))

2.90.050 Function and purpose.
It shall be the function of the Commission to:
A. Support the actions taken by the City Council to protect the citizens of Cambridge and lessen the danger of nuclear destruction to the City;
B. Work to implement the November 4, 1981, mandate of Cambridge voters to "contact the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to place a freeze on the further development of nuclear weapons in the City of Cambridge";
C. Work with the City government and its departments, educational institutions, private and public agencies, and other interested organizations toward bilateral nuclear disarmament and a peaceful world through public dissemination of relevant information and through educational outreach to the schools and citizens of Cambridge.
(Ord. 987 (part), 1982: prior code Ch. 2 Art. 39 (part))

2.90.060 Powers and duties.
The powers and duties of the Commission shall include the following:
A. To design and disseminate material, and establish a resource library for disarmament education, including a speakers bureau, and to assist citizens in the use of this material;
B. To assist the Cambridge Public Schools and the parochial and private schools in the City in developing nuclear disarmament curricula on:
1. The causes of war,
2. Technology in the nuclear age,
3. The history of disarmament,
4. Conflict resolution;
C. To support and assist teachers initiating such nuclear disarmament curriculum;
D. To hold, and assist in the conduct of, educational and advocacy meetings or hearings on nuclear disarmament by public agencies, organizations, institutions or private persons in the City. This shall include an effort to reach out to those most affected by the diversion of funds from the City: Organized labor, the poor, the unemployed, minorities and women;
E. To initiate public exhibits and events in City Hall, City libraries, public schools and in other locations within the City, consistent with the stated purposes of this chapter;
F. To cooperate with public agencies and private groups in other cities and towns of the Commonwealth in programs for disarmament education;
G. To promote mutual understanding with people in other nations consistent with the purposes of this chapter, such as the City Council's proposal for a "twin" city in the USSR, and the receptions held by the City for peace visitors from Europe and Japan;
H. To develop and recommend policy regarding the prevention of nuclear destruction to the City and the safety of Cambridge citizens to all departments, divisions and agencies of the City, including the City Manager and the City Council;
I. To advance the enactment of legislation which promotes nuclear disarmament at City, State and federal levels, and to monitor the implementation of such legislation;
J. To assist the Civil Defense Department of the City in its duties, consistent with the purposes of this chapter;
K. To determine the extent of nuclear weapons-related industry within the City, and to study, advocate and assist in the conversion of such industries to non-nuclear weapon-related activities, including the retraining of workers employed in those nuclear-related industries;
L. To make public statements and act on matters related to nuclear disarmament;
M. To raise funds for the use of the Commission and to accept money, gifts and services for its exclusive use and expend or use the same, and subject to appropriation or to receipt of such money, gifts and services, employ clerical and technical assistants or consultants; and to be consulted by and make recommendations to the City Manager with regard to the employment of the Executive Director.
(Ord. 987 (part), 1982: prior code Ch. 2 Art. 39 (part))
Live Forever - in 20 Years

Immortality only 20 years away says scientist
Scientist Ray Kurzweil claims humans could become immortal in as little as 20 years' time through nanotechnology and an increased understanding of how the body works.
By Amy Willis
Telegraph (UK)
Published: 11:23AM BST 22 Sep 2009
Congressman, Least Respected Job

Americans Now View Congress As Least Respected Job
Rasmussen Reports
Monday, September 21, 2009
Jimmy Carter's Campaign Racism

Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2009
Jimmy Carter is poster boy for racism

* * *

Carter Called Obama "This Black Boy"
By Jeffrey Lord
American Spectator
September 22, 2009 @ 10:55AM

September 22, 2009

Deceptive Democrats

Liberal Lies About National Healthcare: Fourth in a Series
by Ann Coulter
Human Events
September 9, 2009

September 21, 2009

FBI and Bringing Sharia to the US

FBI Partners With Jihad Groups
by Rowan Scarborough
Human Events
September 10, 2009
ObamaCare, Trial Lawyers and Medical Tests

Obamacare Only Healthy for Lawyers
by Rowan Scarborough
Human Events
September 16, 2009
Dems Don't Pay Taxes, Punish Wilson for "You lie."

Rangel: The Most Corrupt Dem?
by Ross Kaminsky
Human Events
September 17, 2009
FDA and Electro-Shock Machines

The FDA Wants to Declare Electroshock Machines Safe Without a Safety Investigation. TELL THEM NO!

The Food and Drug Administration is in charge of regulating medical devices just as it does drugs, including the machines used to give Electroshock. But it's not doing its job. It has allowed these machines to be used on millions of patients over the past generation without requiring any evidence whatsoever that shock treatment is safe or effective! This is so even though shock machines are Class III---high risk---devices, which by law are supposed to be investigated by clinical trials as thoroughly as new drugs and devices just coming onto the market. But because of intense lobbying by the American Psychiatric Association---which claims the devices are safe but opposes an investigation---the FDA has disregarded its own law. (For the full story of how shock survivors have fought for a scientific safety investigation of Electroshock for the past 25 years, see Linda Andre's terrific new book, Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment.)

In April 2009---20 years after it first ruled the devices high-risk and named brain damage and memory loss as risks of the treatment---the FDA belatedly announced it would call on the manufacturers of the devices to provide evidence of safety and efficacy. The deadline for submissions has passed, but the manufacturers have not conducted any clinical trials, claiming they cannot afford them. They simply point to the opinions of shock doctors (including those who have financial interests in companies making Electroshock machines) as evidence that shock is safe.

The FDA is now supposed to require Electroshock machines to undergo the rigorous PreMarket Approval process (PMA) that is required of new devices, including clinical safety trials. These machines, technically known as "devices," are referred to as Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT), but I don't like to use this euphemistic term for running electricity through people's brains. The FDA could have called for this investigation any time in the past 30 years but has previously failed to do so. There is great risk the FDA will downclassify it to the low-risk Class II, without scientific evidence of its safety. As a Class II device, Electroshock machines would never have to go through the PMA process. The amount of damage that electroshock has been allowed to inflict is an outrage. We now finally have a chance to at least register our opposition because the FDA has opened up a new docket for public comment on electroshock machines. It is important for as many people as possible to write in with their opposition. Comments will be accepted up through January 2010.

If you have personal knowledge or expertise about Electroshock, writing about that can be good. Or you can pull information from various sources. Linda Andre's book, Doctors of Deception is a gold mine of information. Leonard Roy Frank issued the Electroshock Quotationary, in June 2006, which is a good source of material, and there is also a brand new web page of historical materials from Leonard at Also, PsychRights has quite a large collection of materials at from which comments can be drawn.

If you are not in a position to write something up, then please send in the below coupon.
To: Food and Drug Administration, Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305), 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852

Re: Electroconvulsive Therapy Device (882.5940), Docket #FDA-2009-N0392

The undersigned opposes the reclassification of the ECT device to Class II by the FDA in the absence of adequate scientific evidence of its safety, and asks the agency to call for PreMarket Approval Applications for the device.

Name: ___________________________
Address: _________________________
Signature: _________________________


James B. (Jim) Gottstein, Esq.

Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
406 G Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 274-7686) Fax: (907) 274-9493

Law Project for
Psychiatric Rights

The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm devoted to the defense of people facing the horrors of forced psychiatric drugging. We are further dedicated to exposing the truth about these drugs and the courts being misled into ordering people to be drugged and subjected to other brain and body damaging interventions against their will. Extensive information about this is available on our web site, Please donate generously. Our work is fueled with your IRS 501(c) tax deductible donations. Thank you for your ongoing help and support.

September 20, 2009

NJ Senate President: Mental Patients are Human

N.J. Sen. President Cody seeks to restore grave sites for mentally ill
By Lawrence Ragonese
September 19, 2009, 9:00PM
Researcher Dies From Bacteria

Bacteria linked to university scientist's death
ABC News Chicago
Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:48 AM
Phones to Reveal More Than Caller ID

‘Social’ phones to reveal all about your caller
By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco
Financial Times
Published: September 20 2009 17:35

September 18, 2009

Cass Sunstein: President Should Interpret Law, Not Courts

Sunstein: Obama, not courts, should interpret law
'Beliefs and commitments' of nation's leader should supersede judges
Posted: September 18, 2009
12:10 am Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Glenn Beck's Methods Analyzed,8599,1924348-1,00.html

Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?
By David Von Drehle
Time Magazine
Thursday, Sep. 17, 200
Shipping Industry Shows Recession is Not Over

[Picture of fleet of 550 idle ships included]

Recession anchors trade
Vessels' valet parking
New York Post
Last Updated: 7:45 AM, September 16, 2009
Posted: 12:57 AM, September 16, 2009
Former Drug Dealers Run Smoke Shops on Reservations

"Since the mid-1990s, New York governors fearful of stirring up tribal unrest have instructed state tax officials to leave the smoke shops alone."
[. . .]
Rodney Morrison a smoke shop operator on a reservation said, "Every now and then you have to bite people." This was after a rival was shot dead.
[. . .]
Of the people who run the smoke shops on reservations "None of the men are Indian, but all of them are married or connected romantically to Indian women, and that entitled them to run businesses on the reservation."

Indian smoke screen
Ex-drug dealers rule reservation tax-free-cig sales
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:42 AM, September 17, 2009
Posted: 3:20 AM, September 16, 2009
Conservative Videographer Exposes ACORN Abuses

"Inspired by 'Rules for radicals,' Saul Alinksy's bible for rable-rousing, more often associated with the left, [James] O'Keefe said he has been targeting and exposing the 'absurdities of the enemy by employing their own rules and language.'"

'Pimp & hooker' catch B'klyn staff
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:41 PM, September 14, 2009
Posted: 3:30 AM, September 14, 2009

September 17, 2009

FBI Informant Self Diagnosed Mental Illness

Matt Damon plays an FBI informant (Mark Whitacre, The Informant) who exposed a price fixing scheme at Archer Daniels Midland an giant agricultural corporation. He stole $9 million in kickbacks and went to jail. He self diagnosed his "bipolar disorder" which he claimed
"contributed to his irregular behavior." Here is an example of illogical claims regarding psychiatry which are accepted by journalists and reported as fact. Mental illnesses are created by consensus. They describe non conformist speech and behavior no pathology. This "reasoning" allows abusive psychiatrists like E. Fuller Torrey to demonize persons accused of mental illness.

Hide and sneak
Matt Damon stars in true story of an FBI ‘Informant’
New York Post
Last Updated: 9:26 PM, September 13, 2009
Posted: 3:55 AM, September 13, 2009
Greenpeace Supports Giant Paper Companies

Paper prophet
Marcal's recycled tissue gets no Greenpeace love
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:23 AM, September 13, 2009
Posted: 1:37 AM, September 13, 2009
Greedy Non Profit Executives

Daniel Biederman "gets $229,000 a year from the [Bryant] park group and another $229,000 annually from the 34th Street Partnership." He "claims he spends 40 hours per week working each job." He also runs a consulting firm. "One client [. . .] paid his firm $290,000 for an 18-month period for him to run its non profit operation."

"When asked how he could perform so many jobs at once, Biederman told The Post he has the support of the board members for each organization he runs."

Fat cats turn park-keeper groups into their 'shady' money trees
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:45 AM, September 13, 2009
Posted: 3:50 AM, September 13, 2009

Charles Rangel, Typical Politician

Charles Rangel, Typical Politician

Charles Rangel Brigitte Stelzer / Splash News

"Rangel's situation also illustrates the problem of racial scapegoating by the nation's elite, another example of rampant hypocrisy."
[. . .]
"the more successful and powerful you become in America, the more proof there is that the country is racist."
[. . .]
"Those who craft tax policy routinely violate it without compunction."
[. . .]
"The false charge of racism has devolved into a convenient defense when elites find themselves trapped in their own self-created legal and ethical messes, or things don't go their way."

Rangel and racial scapegoating
Victor Davis Hanson
Dallas News
06:57 PM CDT on Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Washington Post Cancels Salons for Pay

So long to Mr. Salon
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:31 AM, September 12, 2009
Posted: 1:28 AM, September 12, 2009
MTA (NY) Board Member Takes Fifth 37 Times

David "Mack said today he had totally cooperated in our investigation," said Andrew Cuomo. "when he was interviewed he only gave his name and refused to answer any questions."
Through a spokesman Mack said, he had "fully cooperated with authorities and used his Constitutional Rights to decline to answer questions."
His spokesman said, Mack agreed "to sit down and participate in the process."
Mack was under subpoena. "he would not name his occupation, the public offices he held, his State Police position, or say whether he had an officially issued badge uniform and handgun."
Cuomo's report concluded that political considerations played an improper and determinative role" in State Police conduct for over a decade.

Andy slams MTA big for 'Fifth' symphony
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:22 AM, September 11, 2009
Posted: 1:52 AM, September 11, 2009
ObamaCare, Joe Wilson and Lies

Liberal Lies About National Health Care: Bonus Joe Wilson Edition
by Ann Coulter
Human Events
September 16, 2009
Ed Meese: Meaning of Constitution

September 16, 2009
The Meaning Of The Constitution
by Edwin Meese III
Heritage Foundation
Summers Say Stimulus Working

Stimulus Is Destroying, Not Creating Jobs
James Sherk
The Foundry
Heritage Foundation
September 16th, 2009 at 12.02pm
Enterprise and Free Markets.
Friedman Predicts the Destruction of the Dollar

The late, great Milton Friedman in his classic book prophetically revealed how Obama's reckless monetary policies will cause hyperinflation and destroy our nation

Everything Barack Obama, the Federal Reserve, and Congress are doing was predicted in startling detail almost two decades ago by a famous Nobel Prize-winning economist.

His name was Milton Friedman.

Though he passed away in 2006, in his prophetic book, Friedman showed how, facing massive deficits, the U.S. government would dramatically increase the money supply; why foreign countries would stop buying our debt; how the Fed would start buying our Treasury bills; and why this would call cause massive inflation.

He even predicted that our officials would claim inflation was no problem at all.

Amazingly all of this is coming to pass!

Make no mistake about it — the Obama administration is embracing massive inflationary deficit spending.

In just a few months, Barrack Obama has more than doubled the U.S. money supply...committed the government to nearly $24 trillion in new spending . . . and warned the American people to expect trillion-dollar deficits for the foreseeable future.

While the media has been falling over itself to praise Obama's "bold initiatives," the question no one has been asking is, "Where is all of this money coming from?"

Decades ago, Milton Friedman answered these questions clearly and precisely in his insightful — and very topical book, Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History.

In Money Mischief, Friedman even warned that the coming inflation could "destroy" our country.

Here's what he wrote: "Inflation is a disease, a dangerous and sometimes fatal disease that, if not checked in time, can destroy a society." (Money Mischief, Page 191)

You see the end result of that process in countries like Zimbabwe today, where prices double every day, and it now takes a $10 billion Zimbabwe note to buy a single loaf of bread - assuming you can find one.

Could America suffer the same fate? Friedman wrote ominously, "The Fate of a Country Is Inseparable From the Fate of Its Currency."

Even Warren Buffett recently admitted on CNBC that the only way for the U.S. to solve it's woes was to inflate the currency.

There is little doubt that Obama's massive deficit spending will doom the dollar and our economy.

You need to find out what is really happening to our economy and your wealth and get a copy of Milton Friedman's pathbreaking book, Money Mischief.

Its insights are so relevant and shocking — it reads like it was just published for our times!

Friedman also tells how the U.S. and the West could still avoid hyperinflation, even with unbacked paper currency.
Public Records Are Not My Job

The reaction to deleted emails in violation of the Public Records Act is typical in Massachusetts where laws are optional. (ADAM REILLY, "Menino's junked mail," Boston Phoenix, September 16, 2009) Elected officials share this attitude with journalists, voters and bureaucrats. The Attorney General ignores the issue; "I'm late for a very important date!" City Hall says: "Public records? What public records? I don't got to show you no stinkin public records."

Menino's junked mail
Boston Phoenix
September 16, 2009
More Than Media Bias

Mainstream Media Fears Where Stories They Ignore May Lead
by John Nolte
September 16, 2009
Advocating Abusing Vulnerable Persons

The New York Post gives a forum to a major rainmaker for the psychiatric research industry -- E. Fuller Torrey. ( E. FULLER TORREY, "It's a mad, mad world," New York Post, September 13, 2009) He openly advocates denying persons with disabilities their Constitutional Rights. How do the editors of the Post justify publishing this bigotry urging the legislature to violate basic rights in the name of increasing drug corporation profits? Suggesting that unpopular non conformist persons with disabilities are not suitable neighbors of persons without disabilities Torrey shows his focus is on promoting drug treatment. Conformist psychiatrists demand compliance or want to drug vulnerable persons into submission.

It's a mad, mad world
A crazy court ruling means thousands of mentally ill will return to the streets of NYC
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:07 AM, September 13, 2009
Posted: 1:15 AM, September 13, 2009
Curious Media Watch

Curious that Mediafarm scrutinizes obtuse writers then distorts their original expression. M/F says Howie Carr "faulted Kennedy for missing Senate votes while battling cancer." (Mediafarm, "R.I.P./RIP TEDDY," Weekly Dig, September 2, 2009) Carr exposed the hypocrisy of Kennedy's campaign to repeal the US Senate succession law. The state legislature prevented Romney from appointing a Senator IF Kerry won the presidency. Kennedy argued that Massachusetts deserved two senators. But if Kennedy believed that knowing he was ill he would have resigned instead of not being able to vote to represent the state. Kennedy exploited his prominence to the fullest extent. He may have been a great Senator, but he very much exploited his power and wealth. Without the embarrassing repeal of the law he lobbied for vigorously a new senator would have been appointed by now without changing the law back. That was Carr's focus.

R.I.P./rip Teddy
Boston Weekly Dig
September 2, 2009

September 16, 2009

CA Sheriff uses Sound Weapons; ACLU Takes Notice

Michael Savage discussed on his show Wednesday September 16, 2009
Link to video included

Sheriff's Department Responds To Sonic Device Outrage
San Diego CA
POSTED: 3:40 pm PDT September 15, 2009
UPDATED: 6:44 pm PDT September 15, 2009
Washington State Town Video Tapes Every Car That Enters

Cameras keep track of all cars entering Medina
Cameras installed at Medina intersections monitor every vehicle coming into the city. The cameras capture all license-plate numbers, in a crime-prevention measure that one council member says "outweighs concern over privacy."
By Sonia Krishnan
Seattle Times staff reporter
September 16, 2009
White House Collects User Data from Facebook

EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users' data without notice
By Audrey Hudson
Washington Times
September 16, 2009
Rush Limbaugh On Accusations of Racism

From Kids on Bus to Kanye West: Race Rules All in Obama's America
Rush Limbaugh
September 15, 2009

Nineteen Eighties

Do You Remember 1987.....

Do you remember when the senators were giving Ollie North such a bad time? This brings it all into perspective doesn't it?

Do you remember 1987.......

Thought you might be interested in this forgotten bit of information.........

It was 1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of
Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan

There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator; 'Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?'

Ollie replied, 'Yes, I did, Sir.'

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience, 'Isn't that just a little excessive?'

'No, sir,' continued Ollie.

'No? And why not?' the senator asked.

'Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir.'

'Threatened? By whom?' the senator questioned.

'By a terrorist, sir' Ollie answered.

'Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?'

'His name is Osama bin Laden, sir' Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt.. Then the senator continued. Why are you so afraid of this man?' the senator asked.

'Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of', Ollie answered.

'And what do you recommend we do about him?' asked the senator.

'Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to
eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth.'

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip.

By the way, that senator was Al Gore! (Thank you Al, you are such an embarrassment
to Tennessee !!)

Also: Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him.. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called 'political prisoners.'

However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands, The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, 'insisted' that all prisoners be released.

Thus Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked us by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center. This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified.
It was censored in the US from all later reports.

In memory of all those who perished this morning; the passengers and the pilots on the
United Air and AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon, and all the innocent bystanders.

September 15, 2009

General Eisenhower's Warning

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:

'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'

This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet.. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the,6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests

Who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beat, experimented on and humiliated' while the German people looked the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center .
'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the U.S. ???

If you can read this...thank a teacher.
If you can read this in English.....thank a veteran.
God Bless America!

This 4-year-old study shows that sleep improves memory. So when the criminals who harass me and disturb my sleep, are they helping to improve my mental functions?

Study Shows How Sleep Improves Memory
June 29, 2005
Harvard Grad Student Lives Homeless for Research

Learns that poor people are not friends with rich people. Will we see the headline, "Rich People Deny They Dislike Poor People?"

Homeless at Harvard
WFXT-TV Fox News Boston
Updated: Tuesday, 08 Sep 2009, 10:32 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 08 Sep 2009, 10:32 PM EDT
By Maria Stephanos
White Student Beaten by Black Students, Not Racial!

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By Leah Thorsen and Nicholas J.C. Pistor and Elizabethe Holland
September 15, 2009

The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product - precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient. Behind its worldwide acceptance as a creative tool was a family-owned, socially-oriented firm that, during the Nazi era, acted with uncommon grace, generosity and modesty. E. Leitz Inc., designer and manufacturer of Germany's most famous photographic product, saved its Jews.
And Ernst Leitz II, the steely-eyed Protestant patriarch who headed the closely held firm as the Holocaust loomed across Europe , acted in such a way as to earn the title, "the photography industry's Schindler."


As soon as Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany in 1933, Ernst Leitz II began receiving frantic calls from Jewish associates, asking for his help in getting them and their families out of the country. As Christians, Leitz and his family were immune to Nazi Germany 's Nuremberg laws, which restricted the movement of Jews and limited their professional activities.
To help his Jewish workers and colleagues, Leitz quietly established what has become known among historians of the Holocaust as "the Leica Freedom Train," a covert means of allowing Jews to leave Germany in the guise of Leitz employees being assigned overseas.
Employees, retailers, family members, even friends of family members were "assigned" to Leitz sales offices in France , Britain , Hong Kong and the United States.
Leitz's activities intensified after the Kristallnacht of November 1938, during which synagogues and Jewish shops were burned across Germany .
Before long, German "employees" were disembarking from the ocean liner Bremen at a New York pier and making their way to the Manhattan office of Leitz Inc., where executives quickly found them jobs in the photographic industry.
Each new arrival had around his or her neck the symbol of freedom - a new Leica.
The refugees were paid a stipend until they could find work. Out of this migration came designers, repair technicians, salespeople, marketers and writers for the photographic press.


The "Leica Freedom Train" was at its height in 1938 and early 1939, delivering groups of refugees to New York every few weeks. Then, with the invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, Germany closed its borders.
By that time, hundreds of endangered Jews had escaped to America , thanks to the Leitz' efforts. How did Ernst Leitz II and his staff get away with it?
Leitz Inc., was an internationally recognized brand that reflected credit on the newly resurgent Reich. The company produced range-finders and other optical systems for the German military. Also, the Nazi government desperately needed hard currency from abroad, and Leitz's single biggest market for optical goods was the United States.
Even so, members of the Leitz family and firm suffered for their good works. A top executive, Alfred Turk, was jailed for working to help Jews and freed only after the payment of a large bribe.
Leitz's daughter, Elsie Kuhn-Leitz, was imprisoned by the Gestapo after she was caught at the border, helping Jewish women cross into Switzerland . She eventually was freed, but endured rough treatment in the course of questioning.
She also fell under suspicion when she attempted to improve the living conditions of 700 to 800 Ukrainian slave laborers, all of them women, who had been assigned to work in the plant during the 1940s.
(After the war, Kuhn-Leitz received numerous honors for her humanitarian efforts, among them the Officier d'honneur des Palms Academic from France in 1965 and the Aristide Briand Medal from the European Academy in the 1970s.)
Why has no one told this story until now? According to the late Norman Lipton, a freelance writer and editor, the Leitz family wanted no publicity for its heroic efforts. Only after the last member of the Leitz family was dead did the "Leica Freedom Train" finally come to light.
It is now the subject of a book, "The Greatest Invention of the Leitz Family: The Leica Freedom Train," by Frank Dabba Smith, a California-born Rabbi currently living in England.

Jewish Federation of San Antonio
One For the Day

This is something I believe most of us knew. But what is really important is that it was sent by a very VERY serious Democrat.
That's why the first comment. This is truly a major step.

New Math for sure but I would still take Obama/Biden over McCain/Palin or worse Bush /Cheney

I guess I must be on the wrong page
A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.
A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.
So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 20 gallons per year.
They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 224 million gallons/year.
That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
5 million barrels of oil is about 1/4 of one days US consumption.
And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $375 million dollars at $75/bbl.
So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $375 million.
How good a deal was that???
Obamanomics at work, or is it the NEW math?
A thought: We need to start limiting all U.S. politicians to two terms:
One in office and one in prison. Illinois already has begun that plan.

September 14, 2009

Psychiatric Bully Demands Forced Drug Treatment

Psychiatrist Torrey provides major funding for psychiatric research. He passed along $100 million to establish a genetic connection to mental illnesses, which are made up by consensus. How can there be any rational connection between mental illness and science?

Torrey says "we saw an increase in untreated mentally ill individuals on the streets in shelters and in prisons." Is there also an increase in persons with rashes and broken legs? Why is having a mental illness but not having a rash of concern to the "Royal We?" Torrey condones criminalizing mental illness as if persons accused of mental illness are violent and dangerous. Without due process protections Torrey and his control freak colleagues can take a person's freedom without probable cause and without having committed a crime.

The Court order to release patients from abusive group homes is the fault of the NY State Dept. of Mental Health, according to Torrey who says they failed to monitor the homes. But the homes are staffed by people who share Torrey's view of mental patients, i.e., that they need to be drugged and that they do not deserve Constitutional Rights.

Torrey believes that psychiatrists should speak for their clients because what the patients say is not reliable. That suggests that psychiatrists do not lie, are not greedy or sadistic. Psychiatrists are some of the biggest bullies among professionals second only to police.

Hypocritically Torrey accuses politicians of accepting campaign contributions from groups homes operators. As if psychiatrists and drug companies do not pay lobbyists millions to promote drug treatment. Who arranged for the laws that deny to persons accused of mental illness their Constitutional Rights to be secure in their person (Fourth Amendment)? Who wrote the laws making psychiatric diagnoses enforceable by the police power of the state?

Ignoring Constitutional Rights of persons accused of mental illness, Torrey suggests that the courts should increase mandatory psychiatric treatment and less freedom for individuals.

Torrey promotes drug treatment even if it has been shown to cause harm to persons who take the drugs. Torrey advocates for drug companies. He attacks the rights of persons accused of mental illness.

Psychiatric drugs do not cure illnesses. They hide symptoms, i.e., non conformist speech and behavior that conformist psychiatrists do not like or do not understand.

Torrey argues speciously saying, legal advocates eliminate forced treatment "in the name of civil rights;" but it is neither civil or right to leave "severely mentally ill individuals untreated and living on the street or in jail." He argues if no forced treatment then the person will end up on the street or in jail. That does not follow or make any sense. But it is good for business.

Promoting forced treatment he claims that persons who take medication make excellent neighbors. But those who don't, make bad neighbors. He ignores the fact that many people who take psychiatric drugs become violent and harm themselves and others. Torrey ignores those studies.

Torrey promotes Kendra's law which employed emotional response to an horrific crime to make forced drugging easy. Anything that increases drug usage Torrey promotes whether or not it is a violation of the Bill of Rights which is simply an inconvenience for psychiatric businessmen like Torrey.

Torre laments invoking "the mantra of civil rights" of mental patients over the civil rights of residents who are forced to live with thousands of untreated mentally ill individuals on the streets [. . .]" What about having to live with all of those persons of color and all of those women and all of those homosexuals? Why is it acceptable journalism to openly promote denying rights to persons with disabilities, but not to women, homosexuals and persons of color? Torrey shows his bigotry toward people he claims to be a protector of by forcing them to take chemicals into their bodies or else they must be denied their Constitutional Rights.

Joining his colleagues Torrey makes predictions and is never challenged or held accountable for his faulty predictions. Is this an innate ability or do they teach the future in psychiatry school?

Torrey blames the NY State Dept of Mental health for wasting money. Instead of promoting more funding for more drug treatment why doesn't the Dept. of Mental Health or Torrey urge funding for homes for the homeless and lawyers to open access to government services and public accommodations which would allow the alleged mentally ill to enjoy the same rights and privileges as normal people like Torrey.

Finally why does the New York Post publish this propaganda of the drug industry with no opposition expression to the use of humans for harmful businesses?

It's a mad, mad world
A crazy court ruling means thousands of mentally ill will return to the streets of NYC
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:07 AM, September 13, 2009
Posted: 1:15 AM, September 13, 2009
Yale Grad Student Homicide

The police say, "The Yale graduate student [. . .] was probably not the victim of a random act." If they do not know who did the crime how can they give such unfounded assurances? If the police deceive in such a high profile cases how much of what they says is reliable in other cases?

[. . ]

"Campus officials have said that the security network recorded Le entering the building by swiping her ID card." If all persons who enter that building must swipe an ID card the police have the identity of the killer, unless as Harvard students do someone gave (or lost) their ID card to another.

Associated Press writers David Collins in New Haven, Frank Eltman in Huntington, N.Y., and AP news researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York contributed to this report.

Yale lab killing was not at random, police say
Sep 14 02:21 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

September 12, 2009

Tiger Woods' Family


If you are not a fan of Tiger Woods, this will probably change your mind.
One Proud And Happy Family
The Woods family -- including newborn Charlie
(February 17, 2009) Tiger Woods family, (L-R) Sam, Elin, Tiger, Charlie Woods and heir dogs Yogi (L) and Taz

Tiger Woods is a Highly Educated Individual who was properly raised and taught to be is own man by an educated Mother and Father.
You can readily see that Tiger Woods listened to his parents and remains very proud of them both.


Tiger Woods received a special invitation to speak at the Obama inauguration.
His inviters were stunned, shocked when he did not deliver the message they expected.

A brief read and you will understand why the media swept Woods' remarks under the rug with no further ado and why the liberal left of our American society was again displeased with Tiger.

His speech was entitled "You'll Never Walk Alone"

[text is word-for-word as posted on Tiger's web site]

"I grew up in a military family - and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods.
My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home.
They represented every branch of the service, and every rank.
In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and commitment of those who serve.
They come from every walk of life; from every part of our country.
Time and again, across generations, they have defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.>
Each day -- and particularly on this historic day --
we honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom.
They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for very person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come home safely
I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my personal life, but of my professional one as well.
The golf tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes.
I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the military, and I am a better person for it.
In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man at whose memorial we stand, spoke to he 164th Ohio Regiment and said 'I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.'
Just as they have stood tall for our country - we must always stand by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.>
Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the US Naval Glee Club ..."

* * *
Tiger Woods' 2-minute, 5-second tribute to the our nation's military was delivered January 18th at the Inaugural Celebration in Washington, DC.
He had been subjected to intense pressure to attend and offer remarks.
Especially so by liberals who have demeaned and criticized him for a decade for not joining their ranks.
Yet, at the Lincoln Memorial, instead of paying homage to Barack Obama, Tiger paid tribute to our soldiers.
Not once did Tiger mention Obama, the inauguration or the new administration.
Understanding that expressing his love for America and his appreciation for our military men and women would disappoint the national news media and the liberal left, he did what he thought was best for the people of our country.>
But Tiger, being is his own man, just as his father taught him to be his own man.
Somewhere over that cold, gray Washington sky, Colonel Earl Woods was smiling down on is beloved son.
And there will be one more crying hug waiting for Tiger when the time comes he passes through heaven's gates into God's arms.
What's that you say?
You did not previously know what Tiger said?
You did not see a video clip of him speaking on any national television network?
You did not see a photo of Tiger at the Lincoln Memorial offering his remarks honoring our military.
You did not read a story in the NY Times?
His appearance at the Inaugural Celebration had been widely hailed and promoted in advance by the Obama inaugural organizers ... yet January 18 when he came and spoke .. afterwards, a black out.
Interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine

"If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

"The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period.

"That means you are about 25 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq."

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington .