FLDOE Common Core Standards changes to be revealed on January 14th

Over fifty leaders of groups from all over Florida met Saturday, January 11th, the same day of the RPOF annual meeting of Committeemen and Committeewomen from Florida’s 67 county Republican Executive Committees. At the RPOF meeting these grassroots leaders voted overwhelmingly to oppose Common Core. The executive committee of the RPOF voted against allowing that to go forward. “At least 27 of those counties have resolutions opposing Common Core so far,” said Chris Quackenbush, co-Founder of Stop Common Core Florida. 

“We are upset and concerned that our leaders are not listening and this will have great consequences at the ballot box this election year.” She said. “Our new radio ad campaign will serve to alert the public, still largely unaware of the massive takeover of education.” “This issue has something to hate for just about everyone, including students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and business leaders everywhere.” If you want higher costs, lower results and loss of freedom, Common Core delivers,” writes Quackenbush

Quackenbush warns, “The FL Department of Education is rolling out changes to standards on Tuesday January 14, 2013 without adequate notice and with no advance information on the changes proposed.”

Pressure from rising numbers of grassroots opponents of Common Core forced Governor Scott to hold three hearings last October 15-17. As a result, over 19,000+ comments were taken. A vast majority oppose the implementation of Common Core which has already been a disaster in other states (NY and KY) which adopted the unconstitutional national education program earlier.

“Coerced into accepting Common Core as a condition of receiving waivers from No Child Left Behind, another failed national program, 45 states blindly signed on before Common Core standards were ever revealed to them just to escape problems and costs caused by past federal intervention and usurpation of control over education,” notes Quackenbush.

Quackenbush states, “These Common Core standards were not developed in or by Florida, but by two lobbying groups in Washington DC paid by the federal government, and they are copyrighted by them, meaning we must buy them and matching curriculum and have no control over content, nor can we change or alter them. The same corporations creating and supporting Common Core stand to gain billions from implementation and ongoing contracts. Those include Microsoft, the Gates Foundation, Jeb Bush’s foundations and Pearson, a British company whose 3rd largest shareholder is the government of Libya.”

Commissioner Stewart, the 5th Commissioner of Education in just 3 years, met with experts and leaders of the opponents of Common Core and promised the results would be posted for their review and proposed changes would be open for public review and comment soon. Three months later, there is a superficial report categorizing comments. There is no published list of changes available as you see at the end of the notice below, and yet public comment is to be on January 14th. No notice was posted other than this in a sub-page of the FL DOE web site.

Only one half hour of a conference call will be held twice that day and comments can be posted.

Here is the obscure notice in the www.FLDOE.org website:

Notice of Development of Rulemaking

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
State Board of Education
RULE NO.: 6A-1.09401
RULE TITLE: Student Performance Standards

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule development is to revise Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, The Arts, Health Education, Physical Education, Gifted Education and Special Skills, including core content connectors. The effect will be the proposed adoption of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, The Arts, Health Education, Physical Education, Gifted Education and Special Skills, and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, including core content connectors.

SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Standards for Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, The Arts, Health Education, Physical Education, Gifted Education, and Special Skills.

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 1001.02, 1003.41 FS.

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 1001.03, 1003.41 FS.

IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

DATE AND TIMES: January14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PLACE: Via Conference call #: 1(888)670-3525, Passcode: 6865599751# or in person at the Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines St., Suite 1703, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Instructions for joining the webinar will be posted at https://app1.fldoe.org/rules/default.aspx.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Mary Jane Tappen, Deputy Chancellor, Curriculum, Instruction and Student Services, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Room 1502, Tallahassee, FL, (850)245-0818, Mary.Tappen@fldoe.org. To request a rule development workshop, please contact: Cathy Schroeder, Agency Clerk, (850)245-9661 or e-mail: cathy.schroeder@fldoe.org or go to https://app1.fldoe.org/rules/default.aspx

THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Smart Meters – The Gateway to Time of Use Rates

Smart meters collect detailed energy usage data at certain time intervals. When initially deployed, utilities and government entities will talk up the reasons and benefits as being “to provide users with more information in order to better manage their energy”. Consumers who have studied the smart grid and the purpose of smart meters will point to their main purpose as being necessary for “time of use (TOU) billing.” Utilities and government officials will accuse them of “fear mongering”.

Well, California is ahead of Florida, so let’s look at their experience with smart meters. A few days ago, San Francisco Gate reported that the California Public Utilities Commission is proposing sweeping new rate changes for California’s Investor Owned Utilities. Guess what they entail – time of use pricing!

SF Gate reports that residential customers with typical monthly usage of 600 kilowatts will see their bills rise 13% if they stay on flat rates and 16% if they switch to TOU pricing and don’t “change their habits”. What changes in habit are they talking about? Running those dishwashers and washing machines at times that they don’t want you to use energy.

For residential customers who use 1200 kilowatts, well they will see reductions of 14-17% in their bills. What you say? Hasn’t everyone been saying we need to conserve energy so we don’t have to build power plants and turn on peak power plants? The article goes on to claim that changes made during the last energy crisis caused an imbalance in pricing where heavy users were subsidizing low users.

Although there is a choice, note that everyone will be automatically enrolled in TOU pricing unless they “specifically” choose to stick with tiered rates.

Last year, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) proposed time of use pricing too. An editorial in the Sacramento Bee stated “The current system results in heavy users unfairly subsidizing low-use customers who use a disproportionate amount of electricity during times of peak demand. It sends the wrong price message to customers.”

The narrative is changing in California. But that is no surprise, as it changed in other places around the globe that have deployed smart meters and then later mandated time of use rates.

I questioned the Public Service Commission back in May 2012 on smart meter deployment asking “FP&L states we can have access to our usage on a continually basis. … The only time this becomes important information, as a consumer to have, is when you move to pricing based on “time of day usage”. Is this where we are heading with this “smart grid” and if so shouldn’t the public be alerted now?”

Walter Clemence responded in an e-mail on June 6, 2012 as follows:

“Will time-of-use rates become mandatory after smart meters are deployed?

Time-of-use rates are optional and customers may continue to take service under their current rate schedule.  Customers have had the option of time-of-use rates since 1974. “

Pay close attention to the words he used. He did not say that there were “no plans to move to TOU pricing”. And in fairness, California is letting those that want to stay on flat rate pricing do so. But as smart consumers know, that with nearly 20% rise in rates, eventually good comrades do what the State demands. They comply.

Google “smart meters and dynamic pricing” and see what you find.  There is a 10-year audit trail on their plans to move everyone to dynamic pricing and change behaviors through pricing. And just for the record, TOU pricing is just an interim step; the ultimate goal is “real time” pricing (RTP). This is a staged implementation for a reason. It’s like the frog. Put him in boiling water and he will jump out. Put him in cold water and gradually turn up the heat and he stays there until he can no longer get out.

Skeptics (pro-smart grid) will argue changing consumer behavior is essential and they will talk about the overloaded grid. But the forecast for electricity load growth tells a different story. Check out this Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, July 23, 2013 presentation to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Electricity Load Growth is expected to decline.

Source: July 23, 2013, Utility Business Models in a Low Load Growth/High DG Future, Charles Goldman, Andy Satchwell, and Peter Cappers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

What’s in store for Florida? Can all its seniors handle staying up until 7:00 p.m. to do their laundry? Perhaps they will offer senior special discounts so they can afford to run the air conditioners during those hot summer afternoons. The rest of us will pay or sweat.

EDITORS NOTE: TOU means that instead of a single flat rate for energy use, time-of-use rates are higher when electric demand is higher. This means when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. To learn more about time of use rates watch this video from Pacific Gas & Electric:

RELATED COLUMN: DOE Plugs Energy Rating for Homes, Similar to MPG Rating for Cars

Small Town Political Corruption in Botetourt County, VA

After serving on my local Republican Committee and, eventually as its Vice Chairman, I was encouraged to run for a position on the Board of Supervisors.  In Botetourt County (Southwest VA), our County is divided into 5 Districts, each serving between 5000-6000 residents.  Our Board’s members have staggered 4 year terms, 3 Supervisors up for election, followed two years later by the election of the other two Supervisors.

I won the Valley District in the election of November 2003 as a political newcomer despite my opponent being hand picked by his predecessor who also served as his campaign manager. Running on a campaign of Open Government, Integrity, low taxes and new ideas, I won with over 55% of the vote. I served on the Board for two terms, ran for re-election in 2007 unopposed and served back to back terms as Board Chairman (never done before) as well as Vice Chairman for two years. During my tenure, I made the motion to lower the County’s real estate tax rate by 10 cents per $100 of assessed value but saw it reduced to 5 cents per $100 by a vote of the other Supervisors. I was also responsible for moving the Board’s meeting hours to afternoon/evening vs morning/afternoon, thereby making it more accessible for those who worked and wanted to attend the meetings.

Although there were some conflicts over the years between me and 1 or 2 other board members, we all got along until the Spring of 2011. During the School Board Budget Meetings (I served on that Board for 7 years), I discovered that County employees’s benefits were significantly higher than those of school employees. When I began to check into the specifics of those benefits, it ruffled some feathers, particularly with one Board Member, Terry Austin, who represented the Buchanan District. To my amazement, I discovered that County employees enjoyed benefits unheard of in the private sector as follows:

  • Up to 8 weeks of paid time off after only one year of service which included two weeks vacation, 12 paid holidays and 15 sick days that could be carried over indefinitely.
  • 100% reimbursement of the single rate on health insurance plus between 75-92% of dependent coverage depending on whether it covered just spouse, children or family.
  • No increase in employee out of pocket cost for dependent coverage in 18 years!
  • 100% paid retirement plan with no employee contribution and a 7.5% rate of return guaranteed on money invested for them.

When I found out this information, I asked the Board to do a Pay and Benefits Study of like sized counties in the Commonwealth of VA to see how ours compared. Although that motion was approved on a 4:1 vote, to this day, nearly 3 years later, that study has yet to be done. One Board member (Austin) publicly accused me of trying to sabotage County employees and took it on himself to put forth a Board resolution full of praise for the employees. Then, as a member of the County Budget Committee, he proposed a 2% pay raise for county employees even though County Staff had presented the budget with no pay raises, citing shrinking state revenues, a shortfall in the VRS (State Retirement Plan) and unfunded mandates passed on to counties by the State.

After the Public Hearing on the budget in May 2011 where the presentation included a foreboding outlook for the next few years, we had a full meeting of the Board with the Budget Committee where we were told that “Presto” we suddenly had a $5 Million Budget Surplus over and above our required reserves and that we “could easily afford” this pay increase at a cost of $1.1 million including the same 2% for teachers.

I and another Conservative Board Member questioned where this surplus came from and were told by Staff and the two Supervisors on the regular budget committee (Austin and Clinton) that we were aware all along that the surplus would be there.

At our Board meeting in May, I voted against the pay increase but was outvoted 3:2. At our July meeting, the County Finance Director advised that we had ended our fiscal year (June 30, 2011) with a $4.65 Million Surplus. However, in a closed session of the Board in the August meeting, while discussing the potential sale of a County owned asset, we were encouraged to proceed with the sale because “we really don’t have a $4.65 Million surplus”.

From that point on, there was a concerted effort by Buchanan District Supervisor Austin and the new GOP Chairwoman, to recruit someone to run against me and they stacked the Mass Meeting to deny me the Republican Nomination – a two term Conservative Republican! After a couple of days with dozens of folks encouraging me to run as an Independent, I got the paperwork and began collecting signatures with the help of a few close friends. The Mass Meeting was held the evening of August 11 and the deadline for obtaining the required 125 signatures was August 23rd.

Botetourt County was also in the middle of Redistricting and one of my Circulators, Mr. Doug Gimbert, was right on the line of where that redistricting occurred. The County did not notify anyone who had been redistricted until two weeks before the November 8 election so lots of people did not know which district they were in nor their voting precinct. Doug had heard that his home might have been affected by the Redistricting but had no formal notification. The night of the mass meeting on Aug. 11th, members of the Electoral Board were present with their computers and, when Doug went to register, he was told he was in my district (Valley). Numerous others were mistakenly told that they were in one district when, in actuality, they were in another. It was more mass confusion than a mass meeting.

Working diligently, I amassed 199 signatures and forwarded them to a friend, Mr. Mark Tyson, who checked them against the State Board of Elections (SBE) VERIS website to confirm whether they were qualified voters in my district. The morning of August 23rd, we double checked them again and, co-incidentally, Mr. Gimbert’s name was one of the last one’s we checked. Their website clearly showed him in the Valley District.

We presented the documentation to the Registrar’s office even noting that, of the 199 signatures submitted, we could only verify 175 as valid voters. Being in our August Board meeting the remainder of the day, I had asked for notification from the Registrar’s office to notify me if there were any problems with my submission. At approx. 3:30 that afternoon on a scheduled break, I had a voice message from the Deputy Registrar, that I had qualified with 125 valid signatures. At another break around 5:00 pm, I phoned the Registrar and asked her if she could confirm that I had qualified to be on the ballot. She said “yes”. I further asked her how many of the names did she qualify and she responded that the system would only allow you to input 125 valid names, thereafter locking you out from inputting additional ones. Remember this fact!!

That afternoon, the Registrar’s office released to the Press that I had qualified to be on the Nov. 8th ballot as an Independent Candidate. Now is where the fun begins. The GOP Chair, not wanting my approval to stand, then took Mr. Gimbert’s Mass Meeting registration to the Registrar and to the Commonwealth Attorney, Joel Branscom, accusing Mr. Gimbert of falsifying the affidavit on the back of the candidate petition, claiming that he knew that he had been redistricted into Blue Ridge from my district, Valley. After two full days, I was contacted on Friday afternoon just before 5:00 pm the Vice Chair of the electoral board, advising that I was being disqualified because Gimbert’s petitions were being thrown out, leaving me 9 signatures short of the required 125. Keep in mind that the SBE’s guidelines for Registrar’s mandates that they first check the circulator’s credentials and establish that they are a qualified voter in the district of the candidate.

Preparing to leave town for a week, I asked them to hold off and that I would have a response in their hands on the very next Monday morning. Although I was out of town, I had a rebuttal delivered to the Electoral Board and to the Registrar’s offices that morning as promised. I had specifically asked that they not notify the Press until they had contacted me regarding my rebuttal. However, a reporter contacted me in another State and advised that Botetourt County’s Commonwealth Attorney Branscom had been on a news broadcast criticizing me for not following the rules and stating that he “had disqualified me”. Nowhere does it give the Commonwealth Attorney this power – his job is strictly advice and consent to the Electoral Board and the Registrar. He also announced that he was launching a State Police Investigation – after he had disqualified me!!!

Only later would I find out that the Police Investigation would not even consider my charges of election tampering and collusion but was narrowly drawn to go after Mr. Gimbert and charge him with a felony that could send him to jail for up to 10 years in addition to a fine of thousands of dollars. The Police Investigator told me directly that Gimbert was the only focus of the Investigation and that the Commonwealth Attorney is the one who sets the focus. Branscom later was quoted that he never limited the scope of the investigation – a blatant lie! This was pure and simple political retribution for my challenging him and the Electoral Board and the Registrar.

Only after the election did we know for sure why there was such a concerted effort to remove me from the ballot, thereby ensuring my defeat at the polls. Barely 6 months after declaring we had a $4.65 Million surplus, the new Board and staff declared that the county was facing a $4 million deficit and that they may have to close schools, shutter athletic programs and lay off teachers – a swing of nearly $9 million! They then pushed thru the largest tax increase in Botetourt County history – $2.3 million. Did they use this tax increase to mitigate the supposed $4 Million budget deficit? No, but turned right around and gave County employees a 5% pay raise and teachers an 8% raise which cost some $4 million!

To this day, they have refused to answer where the $9 million went or whether the “surplus” was a fabrication to justify the pay increase for public employees and teachers.

We subsequently wrote letters and sent packages to the FBI, Dept of Justice, State Board of Elections, Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Amazingly, we have absolute proof that:

  • The County Registrar illegally used wite-out on my petition signatures to hide her original approval of Gimbert as a qualified voter and circulator – a clearly illegal act.
  • That the State Board of Elections conspired with the Electoral Board and the Registrar to move the “flip date” for redistricting of Botetourt County, specifically to disqualify me.
  • That the Registrar went into the SBE’s Voter Registration website and manually manipulated it to show that she had originally approved 126 voters – an impossibility by the SBE’s own admission.

We also have proof that in the November 2009 election, the Electoral Board and the Registrar conspired to approve then candidate Austin for Buchanan District as an Independent candidate even though he had less than 70 of the required 125 required valid signatures. In addition, by turning in paperwork which had 9 signatures added a week after his own wife notarized the petition, we believe that he is guilty of fraud! Austin also included 4 petitions that were notarized by his spouse which is a clear violation of the Virginia Notary Act, thereby nullifying all of those signatures. When this was brought to the Commonwealth Attorney’s attention, I asked him if I could request an investigation of fraud and his response was “I’m not sure”.

I contend that there is and has been a collusion among what we refer to as the “Courthouse Gang” in Botetourt County. We believe that this consists of two Board Members (Austin and Clinton, now both off the Board as of 12/31/13), Commonwealth Attorney Branscom, the Electoral Board (3 members, one of which is Austin’s personal and corp. atty. and another, his campaign treasurer in 2009), the former GOP Committee Chair, the editor of the local paper (Fincastle Herald) and even a sitting Judge in Botetourt County. This case is begging for an Independent Prosecutor to dig into clear cut cases of election tampering, malicious prosecution, and fraud among a number of other illegal activities. If we ever hope to have free and fair elections in this country, this cannot be allowed to stand.

50 Years Ago: The Bad News about Cigarettes became Clear – To Some

The headline from the Greensboro News & Record reminds us of Virginia Slim’s slogan, “You’ve come a long way [down] baby.” Millions have died prematurely and unnecessarily.

From the days of a liberated Eve expressing her freedom to eat what she wanted, millions of rebellious youth said No to mom and yes to peer pressure to smoke, drink, do drugs or have sex, but Oh, the pain and suffering later.

A German proverb says, “Ve get too soon oldt and too late schmart.

It comes down to our own willingness. After all, the tobacco companies still will not admit their product ruins health. The question is, What evidence are we willing to accept and are we willing to learn from others?

Someone said, kissing a smoker is like kissing an ashtray. Why didn’t Hollywood get this straight 100 years ago before the US government let tobacco companies gift the GIs shipping off to war with cigarettes and returning hooked?

Hindsight proves the government is so stupid.

  1. They thought smoking (though unnatural) was okay, and may be a money-maker by allowing it, but taxing the tobacco companies. Bad #1.
  2. Then they subsidized the tobacco grower to help him grow tobacco profitably. Bad #2.
  3. Then they subsidized health care because tobacco causes heart and lung disease. Bad #3.
  4. NOW the government wants to control the whole medical scene. BAD #4.

The government can’t even run the postal system profitably, what makes them think their control of the medical care system will work? Probably they are not convinced, but the trillions of dollars in the system makes their hand in the cookie jar an irresistible temptation.

Just as telling lies becomes a way of life to some kids to evade responsibility, the government does this so well–You can keep your doctor. You can keep your health plan. It will cost less…Lies!

We are probably at the end of freedom as we are inducted into a system that will force us to have National ID that we rejected under Hillary 20 years ago–a foreshadow of when government will mark, number and control everyone as suggested in Revelation 13:16-18?

For a short documentary of the lies and our impending loss of freedom, watch this short video:

But it’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. The title of this article pays tribute to then US Surgeon General Terry who reviewed thousands of pages of medical studies to release his damning report on tobacco 50 years ago.

But 150 years ago, Ellen White, a humble woman blessed by God with insight wrote, “Tobacco is a poison of the most deceitful and malignant kind, having an exciting and then a paralyzing influence upon the nerves of the body. It is all the more dangerous because its effects upon the system are so slow, and at first scarcely perceivable. Multitudes…have surely murdered themselves by this slow poison.”

As a young medical student, I appreciated a pharmacology lecture that described those effects of nicotine above (“exciting” by stimulating the neurons and then “paralyzing” them as a result of the depolarization from excessive stimulation).

Ellen White republished the information in what some physicians (myself included) believe to be the best book ever written on the topics of health and happiness. Written a book of biblical wisdom, it is both profound and non-denominational. It may be read online. The chapter dealing with tobacco, is Stimulants and Narcotics.

It has been this author’s privilege to help hundreds of smokers to stop smoking using the famous 5-Day Plan to Stop Smoking that was developed by a physician and a minister when the Surgeon General made his report 50 years ago. Since then, millions have quit successfully. If you still smoke, why not give the suggestions excerpted from the above book and give your New Year’s Resolutions a noble thrust by clicking here.

And if you happen to used coffee or “soft drinks,” click on Caffeine: Worse Than You Think.

Report: 9 of 10 countries ranked most oppressive for Christians are Muslim

WASHINGTON – Nine out of the ten countries ranked the most oppressive for Christians to live in were due to Islamic extremism, according to Open Doors’ annual World Watch List, which was released Wednesday.

With the exception of North Korea – ranked No. 1 for the 12th year in a row – every other country on the top 10 list had as its source of persecution, Islamic extremism. North Korea’s persecution of Christians was due to communist oppression and dictatorial paranoia, explained Open Doors in its 2014 World Watch List. According to the report, the countries with the most extreme persecution besides North Korea are: Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen, respectively.

Open Doors announced the rankings for its 2014 World Watch List, which documented the 50 nations least tolerant of their Christian population, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Christian persecution watchdog group’s methodology involved measuring the level of Christian freedom found in five spheres of life: private, family, community, national, and church. A sixth sphere regarding degree of violence also factors into the rankings.

Christians might also be surprised to see that Jordan was ranked number 26 on the list of 50 countries with the worst Christian persecution, given that Jordan is often applauded for being a moderate Muslim country and for its religious tolerance.

Jordan’s increase in Christian persecution caused it to jump 8 ranks, rising to 26 this year compared to 34 in 2013.

Dr. Ronald Boyd-MacMillan of Open Doors told The Christian Post that “It is not better in Jordan by any means and we are tracking quite seriously the impact of Syria and…the Jihadist movements and so on into Jordan.”

Boyd-MacMillan said that the major source of persecution for Christians in Jordan was “primarily Islamic extremism” and was likely being fed by the destabilization found in neighboring Syria.

Open Doors’ report of increased Christian persecution in Jordan comes just months after the country’s constitutional monarchy hosted an event in the Hashemite Kingdom’s capital of Amman titled “Challenges facing Arab Christians,” where the aim was to “discuss challenges facing Arab Christians, and document them and identify ways to address them in order to preserve the Christians’ important role especially in maintaining the city of Jerusalem and its history,” according to Jordan’s media agency PETRA.

Clarion call for American Militia Mobilization for peaceful march on Washington, D.C.

Be advised that I am in the process of notifying and contacting all legal and constitutionally created militia groups across the United States to mobilize on Washington DC for Operation American Spring” currently scheduled for May 16th 2014 commanded by my friend Colonel Harry Riley US Army Intelligence (Retired) and holder of the Silver Star.

1.8 million people have already responded in kind and are mobilizing and or supporting this effort. We need 10 million.

The Senate and the Congress feel it is in the best interest of this nation to fund illegal immigrants and keep them sustained with free health care, tax breaks, free education in our schools, EBT cards, public housing and the like. They wish to keep sending taxpayer money to foreign countries that hate us. They wish to fund bogus global warming projects in the billions and they refuse to take a pay cut themselves.

Yet they will deny the America wounded veteran his pension and COLA increases, which he or she earned and depends on while struggling to survive day to day. Some are in wheelchairs and without arms and legs. Mr. Politician you are now going to be held accountable.

This vote, to first deny and then block the able bodied and disabled veterans their earned pension COLA raises is unacceptable and an act of treason against the Republic from the Progressives (Marxists) in the government. They must want a war against twenty-five million veterans. Mr. Communist, Mr. Progressive, Mr. Democrat, Mr. Republican and Mr. Establishment, so be it. You got it.

I called the Senator Harry Reid this morning at 0430 hours EST and left him a message notifying him that we are now mobilizing and coming to see him soon in Washington. We are not leaving the grounds surrounding our White House or the Congress until the President has been removed from office for treason and/or impeached for crimes against the US Constitution.

House Speaker Boehner you may want to start reconsidering his decision not to investigate the inaction by our government in regards to Benghazi too. We are coming to town. Your on the visitation list too.

If you would like to call Senate Leader Harry Reid and relay your own message his number is 202-224-3542. Do not threaten, we come in peace, but we are not leaving Washington DC until the President, who studied as an Indonesian foreign student, who flew to Pakistan in 1981 on a foreign passport, has been removed from office.

We have the resources, the money the training and the Constitutional protections to take this country back. And we will. You have pushed us too far Mr. President, now you will see who runs this country. It is we the people.

We live in a Constitutional Republic not a Progressive/Marxist dictatorship. Its time.

Thirty-three million Egyptians took back their country from the terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood. A terrorist organization supported by and propped up by President Obama and the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now Democrat candidate for President. This is also treason against the United States for aiding and abetting the enemy.

Impeachment charges have been drawn up in the past and presented to the Congress against the President without action.

I want all TEA Party groups – Militia groups and like minded individuals who have the courage (and understand and know) that God and the constitution are on their side, to start to prepare NOW to mobilize for “Operation American Spring” May 16th 2014. Location Washington DC.

Please pass this around.

America’s Unemployment Sinkhole

A President who thinks that extending unemployment compensation “creates jobs” is so out of touch with reality that it should come as no surprise that Obama has the worst record of unemployment rates since the days of the Great Depression in the 1930s.

The latest employment figures for December showed that the economy only added 74,000 non-farm jobs, the fewest in three years! The government claims that the unemployment rate dropped 0.3%—the first time in 60 months that it dropped below 7%. And the official rate is bogus. The government counts people as unemployed only if they are actively looking for work.

As of October 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported that “The U.S. now has 90.6 million ‘non-institutionalized’ men and women over the age of 16 not working—an all-time high. That’s 10 million above the 80.5 million when President Obama took office. With total unemployment at 144.3 million, for every three Americans over the age of 16 earning a paycheck there are two who aren’t even looking for a job. That’s an ugly portent for American prosperity.”

In a September 2013 edition of Investor’s Business Daily, Betsey McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York and author of “Beating Obama-Care”, wrote that “After 4-1/2 years of the Obama presidency, an unprecedented number of Americans have given up looking for work, wages are stagnating, low-wage earners are suffering most and the U.S. is fast becoming a nation of part-time workers.”

You can thank Obamacare for the rise in part-time workers as it increased the cost of hiring full-time workers and many businesses have reduced the hours of workers to avoid incurring it. Obamacare is a job killer. From Jan 1 through July 31, 2013, 77% of jobs created were part-time. Fewer than one out of four people got hired for full-time jobs. This is the opposite of a normal economy.

The official Labor Department figure of seven percent (7%) unemployment is a fiction as it does not include the millions who have given up looking for work. Mort Zuckerman, the chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report, writing in a July 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal, said “The unemployment figure so common in headlines these days is utterly misleading. An estimated 22 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed. That puts the real unemployment rate for June at 14.3%, up from 13.8% in May.”

McCaughey noted that since 2008 Congress has extended jobless benefits from a maximum of 26 weeks to as many as 99 weeks every year, but failed to do so for 2014. While benefits ended for more than 1.9 million unemployed, the President and Congress went on vacation.

Now the most important piece of legislation according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is a three-month extension of benefits. In an election year, this is likely to be extended repeatedly as Republicans are being described as heartless and indifferent, but the facts reveal a President who has been responsible for the millions of unemployed.

According to Paul Harrington, the director of Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, “Back in 2007, 7% unemployment would seem disastrously high, but now it’s more like a humble brag.” For those that are working, the “fiscal cliff” agreement with Congress included an increase of the Social Security payroll tax that raised it from 4.2% to 6.2% which translates for a worker earning $30,000 a year to a loss of $50 a week less in take-home pay.

The percentage of Americans who have a job or are seeking one plunged to a 34-year-low in the spring of 2013 to 63%. Little wonder that a record number of Americans households saw their real income drop by $2,627 and the number of people in poverty increased by approximately 6,667,000 according to the Census Bureau.

A record 46,496,000 are now poor by government standards. This represents an increase of 16.73% from 2008 to 2012.

Obama’s policies have created a nation of millions on some form of government dole. By June 2013, a record 23,116,928 American households were enrolled in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—AKA food stamps—according to data released by the Department of Agriculture. That outnumbers the population of the entire Northeastern United States or those living in the entire Western U.S.

By December 2013, the total number of people now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,988,269, up from the previous record of 10,982,920 set in November, according to the Social Security Administration. The average monthly benefit was $1,146.43, an increase from the previous December. CNSNews.com reported that the number of Americans getting disability benefits exceeded the entire population of Greece. The number has increased every month for 202 straight months.

The poverty level has broken a 50-year record.

POVERTYThe poverty rate has stood at 15% for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s, famed for LBJ’s “war on poverty.” More than $20 trillion has been spent on poverty since then. Today the government spends nearly $1 trillion annually on 80 federal means-tested programs providing cash, food, housing, medical care, and targeted social services for the poor and low-income Americans.

The poverty level is defined by the government as an annual income of $23,492 for a family of four. The poverty is directly attributable in part to Obama’s failed efforts to improve the nation’s economy.

To put it in other terms, the U.S. spent $3.7 trillion on welfare over the past five years that Obama has been in office.

New research from the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee, reported in October 2013, noted that “The enormous sum spent on means-tested assistance is nearly five times greater than the combined amount spent on NASA, education, and all federal transportation projects.

It isn’t even the entire amount because states contribute more than $200 billion each year, primarily in the form of low-income health care. And, of course, Obamacare has already produced an increase of those enrolling in Medicaid.

The statistics all add up to a nation in which Americans are worse off since the election and reelection of President Obama and we have another three years in which to endure his historic failure to turn around the economy. What can we expect from a President who thinks that unemployment compensation “creates jobs”?

The government does not “create jobs”; the private sector does that and, under Obama, it has been under attack with a vast increase in government regulations and policies that produce unemployment.

Is there “income inequality” in America? Yes, there always has been, but what Obama does not talk about is the “income mobility” that permits low income Americans to secure employment and higher wages when the economy is improving. It is another Big Lie from a President who is wedded to Marxist “solutions” that have never worked.

© Alan Caruba, 2014

Pope Francis: Left, Right and Wrong? Left on Marxism, Right on CEO Capitalist Greed, Wrong on Prosperity

This is a response to the pope’s attack on capitalism referenced in the UK Telegraph, January 9, 2014. This Pope is destined to impact the world, but is he right?

This author, as a college youth who spent summers in Colombia and Venezuela, landed in Caracas in 1960 and was shocked to see a Communist demonstration because a Communist diplomat from Cuba was arriving. I was told that the poverty in Latin America was fertile soil for their ideology.

Why the poverty in Latin America? Those countries were colonized by Spain and Portugal at the same time the United States was forming. They have an abundance of natural resources without the severity of climate in the northeast where the pilgrims landed. But after centuries of Catholic dominance, I witnessed a country where millions of people were illiterate and could not read or write. Yet in every village, high above the sheds and shacks, was a cathedral built by money from these poor people. I was told the gold in a Panama cathedral was white-washed to disguise and save it from an invading army.

Alberto Rivera, a converted Jesuit priest, says when his father died, his mother had to give their only cow to the priest to get daddy out of purgatory (a word not found in the Bible). Rivers’s wife believes he died of poisoning. One of his revealing books, The Godfathers, is linked at the end of this article.

The pope admits Marxist friends, but says they are wrong—after all, they don’t believe in God, and one of the pope’s titles is ‘Lord God the Pope.’ That claim and the persecution of those who would not bow to the pope led Protestant Reformers to believe the papacy was the “little horn” power that grew out of the Roman Empire in the imagery of Daniel 7’s sequence of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia and Rome.

The pope is right about capitalistic greed of CEO’s paid such inordinate amounts. The Bible says, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” [1 Timothy 6:10]. But the pope forgets the Sermon on the Mount; We can’t take the speck out of our brother’s eye till we take the beam out of our own. [Matt. 7:3,4].

The Vatican is the largest holder of land titles for any organization or government in the world with visible title at around USD $316 Billion of property (churches, schools, hospitals etc.) and around USD $264 Billion of investment property hidden in extremely complex networks of hundreds of thousands of trusts and front companies. AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING!” [Sic, Comment in UK article]

The Bible teaches prosperity and America flourished from 1776 to JFK when conflict with his church over the Vietnamese War may have contributed to his demise. Since JFK, every president may have been threatened with the same destiny as they moved us toward a New World Order with Rome behind it all. Rome is the recipient of wealth from banks as Karen Hudes reveals half-way through her expose.’ Search YouTube for Karen Hudes World Bank Whistle-blower; huge revelation that may get her killed.

Now we have a majority of Supreme Court Justices that are Catholic and Congress is mostly Catholic or catholic (universal—go along to get along). Where are the Protestants? No wonder this country is about to get flushed down the toilet of economic greed, moral pollution, and spiritual depravity.

Rome’s role in both World Wars is exposed in Rivera’s Godfathers and may be read online. The Bible describes the harlot (a woman represents a church in Bible prophecy, Jeremiah 6:2) as decked with gold and precious stones (wealthy church) and is the mother of abominations, Revelation 17:4,5. How it got there is well-described in a chapter of The Great Controversy a best-seller that can be read online.

Ariel Sharon (Arik Ha Melech) Has Died

Ariel Sharon, Arik Ha Melech (Arik the King), the late Israeli  Prime Minister, as many Israelis nicknamed him, was gruff and opinionated. Yet he left an indelible mark on Israel’s history.  At critical moments he exhibited effective military leadership from the 1956 Sinai Campaign to the 1973 October War when he exploited a cross canal opening that virtually surrounded the Egyptian Third Army less than 91 kilometers from Cairo.  That,  plus critical US supplied weapons and materiel provided on orders from President Nixon and the tenacious battles fought by courageous  IDF forces, thwarted the thrust across the Suez Canal orchestrated by the late Anwar Sadat that pierced the Bar Lev line.

As Defense Minister his launch of the First Lebanon War in 1982  sent the late Yassir Arafat and the PLO leadership packing from Beirut to Tunis ended badly with the pell mell retreat from the security zone under former PM and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in 2000. That saw the void filled by tens of thousands of rockets and missiles supplied by  Iran to proxy Hezbollah and the later abortive Second Lebanon War of 2006 under Former Israeli PM and Kadimah Party leader, Ehud Olmert. As Defense Minister under Israeli PM Menachem Begin Sharon also ordered  the dismantling and forcible removal of the Jewish settlement of Yamit in 1982 from the northern Sinai to implement  disengagement as specified under  the 1979 Camp David Accords facilitated by former President Carter.  That was later compounded by Sharon’s withdrawal from the Gush Katif settlements in Gaza in 2005 that mistakenly made Israel’s southern border and Western Negev  less secure. The result after Hamas seized power in 2006 was  tens of thousands of homemade rockets and others supplied by Iran  fired by Hamas and  the Palestinian Islamic Jihad raining down on towns like Sderot and cities like Ashkelon.

Sharon’s political party Kadimah that he established when he left Likud,has virtually disappeared from the Knesset.  Our deepest rachmonis (compassion in Hebrew) is extended to the Sharon family having held a vigil of eight years at his bedside at Sheba hospital at Tel Hashomer.  Arik Sharon will be remembered by many in Israel and certainly by  his enemies in the Arab league, Fatah-PLO, Hamas and Iran’s mullahs and even some in the West who will heinously gloat over his passing.  The stroke that caused him to lapse into an eight year coma is over.  His memory and accomplishments, as well as controversies,  will not erase the fact, as his name Ariel implies, that a lion of Judah has finally found rest and peace.  View  this slide show of his life as a soldier and Israel political figure and leader.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85.

As one of Israel’s most famous soldiers, Sharon was known for bold tactics and an occasional refusal to obey orders. As a politician he became known as “the bulldozer,” a man contemptuous of his critics while also capable of getting things done.

He led his country into a divisive war in Lebanon in 1982 and was branded as indirectly responsible for the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians at the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps outside Beirut when his troops allowed allied Lebanese militias into the camps. Yet ultimately he transformed himself into a prime minister and statesman.

Sharon’s son Gilad announced the death on Saturday afternoon. Sharon’s health had taken a downturn over the past week and a half as a number of bodily organs, including his kidneys, stopped functioning, and doctors on Thursday pronounced his condition “grave.”

“He has gone. He went when he decided to go,” Gilad Sharon said outside the hospital where his father had been treated in recent years.  (READ MORE)

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The New English Review.

US Senate Veto-proof Iran Sanctions Legislation?

While the P5+1 negotiation on a possible agreement to curtail Iran’s  nuclear program  is going on in Geneva, a virtually veto-proof new Iran Sanctions bill is gathering support in the US Senate, Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 (NWFIA).    NWFIA had 26 bi-partisan co-sponsors when it was introduced on December 19, 2013.  See our Iconoclast post, “All Praises due Sens. Kirk and Menendez on Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act”.

A CNN report Iran sanctions bill moves toward veto-proof majority in Senate  noted:

The bipartisan proposal introduced by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, now has 59 senators who have formally committed to support it, a senior Senate aide tells CNN.

But the aide said that the current informal count is even higher – at 77 yes votes – and that more are expected to come on board once the undecided are forced to vote.
The bill could come to the Senate floor for consideration during the week of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on January 28 or the following week, the aide said.

The proposal would give Obama more than a year to engage in further diplomacy before any new sanctions would kick in against Iran’s oil exports and other key areas of its economy. Sanctions would hit sooner if Iran cheats on the interim deal or fails to reach a final accord.

The administration has threatened to veto the legislation if Congress were to approve it now, saying new sanctions would undermine the delicate efforts to forge a lasting deal with Iran.

The eminence grise in the US Senate working behind the scenes to empower passage of NWIFA is New York’s US Senator, Charles Schumer, the formidable head of the successful Democratic  Senate Campaign Committee.  Just prior to the year end holiday recess Schumer had gone on record saying that it was time to ratchet up new sanctions.  The Hill in a report, “Schumer Leads Push Against Obama-on-Iran”, noted his leadership role:

The behind-the-scenes campaign has put the Senate’s Number 3 Democrat at sharp odds with the White House on one of President Obama’s top foreign policy priorities.

Schumer has long been a hawkish Israel supporter, but the push represents an unusually active challenge to the administration from someone who aspires to lead the Senate when Harry Reid (D-Nev.) retires.

“He’s an original cosponsor,” said Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who drafted the sanctions bill with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). “I would say he probably has the greatest sway inside his conference.”

A source close to the effort said Schumer is whipping members in support of the bill, which so far has been publicly endorsed by 59 members: 43 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

And William Daroff, the Jewish Federations of North America’s chief lobbyist, tweeted this week that a “VERY reliable source” had told him the bill has the support of 34 Democrats if it comes to a vote – more than enough to overcome the White House’s veto threat.

That marks a decided rebuke to the Obama Administration that has sought to further a diplomatic opening with the Islamic Regime in Tehran.  Negotiations began in secret  and led to public discussions at the UN General Assembly with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif under the auspices of President Hassan Rouhani in September 2013. Those private and public discussions between US and   Iranian officials led to the P5+1 Geneva meetings with Secretary of State Kerry that produced the interim agreement announced on November 24, 2013.

However, the Joint Plan of Action  released following the P5+1 announcement has yet to be implemented, despite representations of Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif that progress was being made in discussions towards a possible final agreement.  Moreover, statements work on the Arak plutonium plant coupled with demands for rights to enrich uranium have raised doubts about the Islamic Regime’s compliance with any agreement.  Flashpoints have recently emerged over Iran’s demand seeking to continue research into development of a new generation of centrifuges. Further, independent research by Washington, DC-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies has disclosed that the amount of sanctions relief afforded by the P5+1 interim agreement could exceed $20 billion. Add to this has been the evidence of significant illicit gold trading between the Turkish state-owned Halkbank and Iran facilitated by an Azeri Iranian businessman Reza  Zarrab. This was  revealed in corruption investigations circling Islamist Premier Erdogan. An announcement from Ankara today confirms the visit of Erdogan to Tehran to expand bi-lateral trade between the neighboring countries in energy and industrial products. The latter could include machinery produced by Turkey to be used by Iran in the development of the new generation of centrifuges.

Democratic National Committee Chairperson, Florida Us Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz according to The Washington Free Beacon (WFB) has been actively seeking to kill House consideration of new sanctions legislation.  WFB in a report, “Debbie Wasserman -Schultz blocking Bipartisan Iran Sanctions”, noted:

The Iran resolution fell apart in the final days of 2013 after House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) withdrew his support for it following a last minute lobbying campaign helmed by Wasserman- Schultz, who sources identified as the “key Democrat” leading the anti-sanctions charge.

Wasserman- Schultz’s backroom bid to kill the sanctions measure has angered some Democrats on Capitol Hill and in her South Florida  home district.

“Debbie has been busy at home telling her constituents she is doing all she can to stop Iran, but in reality it appears she is busy behind the scenes working to scuttle bipartisan action to put increased sanctions pressure on Iran,” said one Democrat on Capitol Hill who is closely tracking the Iran debate.

Prominent American Rabbi, Jack Moline, incoming head of the National Jewish Democratic Council, lashed out against American Jewish Congressional lobby group AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee  for using “strong armed  tactics” in support of NWFIA.

This weekend, the Emergency Committee for Israel will be airing an ad attacking DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman -Schultz on cable news Sunday Morning programs.  Watch the Youtube video of the ECI ad:

Should NWIFA pass the Senate during the run up to President Obama’s State of the Union address that would mark a repudiation of his diplomatic outreach to Iran on its nuclear program.  Should Iran  take affront to this possible US Senate action and withdraw from the P5+1 negotiations, could it raise the prospect of possible unilateral military action by Israel?  Stay tuned.

RELATED COLUMN: Doubts rise on Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran; Appeasement or deterent?

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The New English Review.

The Tax Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform goes to —

The Tax Foundation is honoring six individuals with awards for Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform. As the name of the award suggests, the honorees were selected for their extraordinary efforts to advance the cause of simpler, smarter tax policy in the previous year.

2013 was an exciting year for tax reform throughout the states. Numerous legislators made commitments to smarter, more principled tax policy. We are excited to introduce this new award in recognition of their efforts and are encouraged by the growing support for the kinds of policies this year’s honorees have worked toward.

The following individuals are the recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform award:

Indiana Governor Mike Pence in 2013 achieved an income tax reduction while maintaining the state’s scheduled reduction in corporate taxes and elimination of the inheritance tax. Building on the administrative reform work of his predecessor Gov. Mitch Daniels, Pence has sought further business tax reforms, continued budget restraint, and a determination to make Indiana more attractive to investment and growth.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in 2011 achieved the elimination of the state’s unique and economically destructive Michigan Business Tax (MBT) replacing it with a corporate income tax. Snyder has also successfully scaled back overly generous business tax incentives and demanded greater accountability and transparency from the ones that remain.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez proposed a far-reaching business tax reform and, by skillfully working with the Legislature, signed into law in 2013 a final bill that included much of what she had sought. Provisions include a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent over several years, tightening of some tax credits, and improvements to tax administration.

North Carolina Senator Phil Berger in 2013 led the legislative effort to enact the year’s most significant state tax reform, offering an impressive initial proposal and ultimately crafting the version that became law. Provisions include reducing the individual income tax from a top rate of 7.75 percent to a flat rate of 5.75 percent by 2015, a more generous standard deduction for all taxpayers, a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 6.9 percent to 5 percent by 2015, and an immediate repeal of the estate tax.

Ohio activist Ron Alban in 2011 created and coordinated a grassroots effort of thousands that led to the repeal of the state’s estate tax beginning in 2013. With an exemption level of just $338,333, about 8,000 estates each year paid the tax in Ohio, harming family businesses and investment. Alban’s coalition-building skills and persistence overcame strong opposition by special interests and local governments that sought to preserve the tax.

Wisconsin Representative Dale Kooyenga championed pro-growth state tax reform and worked to ensure that the 2013 budget included income tax reductions and some business reforms. While a modest first step, they are a result of Kooyenga’s expertise and ability to craft reasonable, practical solutions to widely acknowledged problems with the state’s tax system.

Tax Topic State Tax and Spending Policy

Back to the Future – Gay Marriage

The Roman Empire was “ahead of its time,” establishing slavery-pedophilia and same-sex unions as the norm. Nero, the Roman emperor married at least two men in lavish public ceremonies, wearing a veil, and all the appearances of a traditional wedding: “dowry, marriage bed, torches, and witnesses.” According to Craig Turner, the Roman historian, Tacitus, described Nero’s engaging in coitus with the “groom” in full view of the wedding guests. He further described Nero’s deeds as engaging in “every filthy, depraved act, licit or illicit.”

During his infamous reign, Nero also rounded up Christians and tied them to stakes, burning them to light his garden. His penchant for violence included countless brutal executions, including that of his own mother. Not surprisingly, he committed suicide in 68 AD.

Gary DeMar sums up our current dilemma perfectly, when he says, “What stopped the moral disintegration was the spread of Christianity. It’s frightening to think that today, many Christians have sided with Nero.”

Traditional marriage and gay marriage are mutually exclusive and to remain silent is complicity. 41 states have voted to protect traditional marriage, but the “progressive” media, “emperor” Obama, and a handful of unelected Supreme court justices, are hell bent on forcing their will upon the American people.

The Book of books, outlining the structure for a well ordered civil society, and upon which our country was built, has given us the most prosperous and free country in history. People from all over the world have risked their lives to participate in our 200 + year “experiment” called liberty.

We have special protections for every segment of society, written into law, EXCEPT for Christians and heterosexuals. Will history repeat itself, or will we rise up and declare that we are, now and always, a Christian nation?

RELATED COLUMN: Questions You’re Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

Did President Obama nearly Fumble the Nuclear Football?

In the column “24” Style Drama As Three American Heroes Foil False Flag Nuclear Attack On US,UK Examiner reported:

Three brave Americans stood up to Tyranny a few weeks ago and told Barack Hussein Obama, literally, to take a flying leap as they refused orders to illegally divert control of several nuclear weapons to agents of Barack Hussein Obama.

On this episode of The Truth Is Viral, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former CIA spy Dr. Jim Garrow explains how the actions of these men – an Army General, an Air Force General, and a Navy Admiral – who were in charge of safeguarding the nation’s nuclear stockpile, saved the lives of 300 million Americans from the devastating effects of a planned EMP attack on the United States: A “false flag” EMP attack perpetrated by the Obama administration using our own nuclear weapons.

As reported by Anthony Gucciardi and Infowars, a secret transfer of nuclear weapons from Dyess Air Force Base was ordered by the Obama administration; but according to Dr. Garrow this transfer broke every established protocol concerning the storage and movement of weapons in the nation’s nuclear stockpile and the officers in charge refused to carry them out.

According to seismographic records, on October 8th a magnitude 4.5 earthquake occurred off the coast of South Carolina, giving credence to Dr. Garrow’s claim that one of the weapons was actually detonated at sea to keep it out of the hands of traitors who would destroy the United States; the others, according to Dr. Garrow, are still missing.

Read the rest at: http://bobpowell.blogspot.com/2013/12/24-style-drama-as-three-american-heroes.html

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Senator Nancy Detert (R-FL): Ted Cruz does not reflect “true Republican leanings”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is coming to Florida to speak and receive the Republican Party of Sarasota (RPOS) “Statesman of the Year Award.” One Republican State Senator is having none of it.

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Joe Gruters, RPOS Chairman.

Senator Nancy Detert (R-FL District 28) takes exception to Joe Gruters, RPOS Chairman, inviting the likes of Senator Ted Cruz and former Congressman Allen West to speak. Allen West will be the featured speaker at the February 12th RPOS Lincoln Day Dinner and Senator Cruz on February 20th will speak and receive recognition for his statesmanship at the annual Statesman of the Year dinner.

Jeremy Wallace from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune writes:

State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, said she’s not sure all those Gruters attracts reflect the area’s true Republican leanings. But she said it may represent the GOP leadership within the local party.

“We are not a Tea Party county, but it is a Tea Party executive committee,” she said of the leadership panel that runs the local party.

Still, Detert said Gruters is bringing in big names and giving Sarasota Republicans a chance to see national players up close, whether the rank-and-file membership supports a speaker’s positions or not. Read more.

It appears that Detert is violating California Republican Party Chairman Gaylord Parkinson’s Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” The goal of the Eleventh Commandment was to prevent a repetition of the liberal Republican assault on Barry Goldwater, attacks which contributed to Goldwater’s defeat in the 1964 presidential election. The Eleventh Commandment was later popularized by former President Ronald Reagan.

Perhaps it is Detert who does not reflect the growing dissatisfaction felt by Occupy Wall Street, TEA Party members and Americans in general with a federal government out of control. Is Detert implying that Sarasota Republicans want bigger government, more taxation and more regulation? She is certainly leading that charge in the Florida Senate. Her votes reflect a progressive agenda at best.

Detert is characterized by some as a “Charlie Crist Republican.”

Many are angry that John Boehner and eight-six of his Republican colleagues, including Rep. Vern Buchanan, voted on October 16, 2013 to end the government shut down by funding the government and raising the debt ceiling. Had the Republican controlled House of Representatives held to conservative principles embodied by Senator Ted Cruz for a few more weeks the story would have been much different. For it was at the end of October the Florida Blue sent out notices to 300,000 Floridians saying their health insurance plans did not meet the criteria of Obamacare and were therefore cancelled. It was the end of October that Healthcare.gov began to crash and burn, and it still is.

Perhaps it is Detert who does not reflect America’s true leanings, which are truly reflected by Senator Ted Cruz?

EDITORS NOTE:

For those wishing to share their thoughts with Senator Nancy Detert may do so by sending an email to: detert.nancy.web@flsenate.gov.

For those wishing to share their thoughts with RPOS Chairman Joe Gruters may do so by sending an email to: joegruters@gmail.com

RELATED COLUMN: Cruz: President Has Engaged in Pattern of ‘Lawlessness on a breathtaking scale’

President Obama: Time for a vote of “No Confidence”

What do we do when our system of checks and balances fail? We find a new way … listen to a solution from MG Paul Vallely, US Army (Ret.).

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Drew Zahn from World Net Daily reports:

Some have proposed marches. Others hearings. Some have demanded the president’s resignation. Some have called for impeachment, even though a Democrat-controlled Senate would be unlikely to oust their party’s leader.

Polls show Americans of all parties are upset with the direction of the country, but what can they actually do to make a difference?

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, as chairman of Stand Up America, has been at the forefront of many of these rallying cries, encouraging Americans to take action in a number of ways.

But now the former deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in the Pacific has settled upon a battle plan he believes could actually work: a House-led, parliamentary style vote of “no confidence” in Obama’s administration.

“I have already achieved a level of ‘no confidence’ in Obama as a leader, but now I urge you to examine this concept,” Vallely wrote in an email to supporters obtained by WND. “If you agree with me that all confidence is lost, I urge you to then ask yourself what is in the realm of the possible. I implore you to push aside the urge to try and fix everything in one fell swoop.

Read more.