Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Iran's plans for destabilizing the Gulf?

Sep 27, 2010 - 12:23 PM

By: Global_Intel_Report

Politics

INCIDENT: Sources in the Gulf region report that Iran is preparing for a possible attack by Israel and/or the United States on one or more of its nuclear production units by stockpiling arms and munitions with its proxy militias in Kuwait and Bahrain. This comes as Bahrain arrests 23 opposition leaders accused of terrorism offences and hints that Iran is behind an alleged plot to overthrow the government.

SIGNIFICANCE: Bahrain's attempted coup reports should be taken seriously, as Iran knows that its best chance of fighting the US and/or Israel is by proxy. Hitting Bahrain hard would greatly upset the overall security situation in the Middle East and Gulf region.

BACKGROUND ANALYSIS: Earlier this month, the tiny Kingdom of Bahrain announced the arrest of 23 men whom it accused of wanting to commit acts of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government. Bahrain may well be the smallest of Arab countries yet it contributes greatly to the overall security of the Gulf region and the Middle East. Among other things Bahrain serves as the regional headquarters to the US Navy fleet operating in the Persian Gulf. Strategically located at about halfway up the important sea lanes in the Gulf and through which most of the world's oil is carried from extraction sites to refineries aboard super tankers, the island nation of Bahrain is linked to the Saudi Arabian mainland by a 15-mile (24 km) causeway over the azure waters of the Persian Gulf. The causeway takes one into Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, where the largest Saudi oil fields are located.

Saudi's Eastern Province is largely Shiite. Bahrain's population of 729,000 is composed of 70% of Shiites and the rest are Sunni. The Sunnis hold all the top positions of power in the country, from the king on down to every major office. The Shiites, who generally feel they are treated as second-rate citizens, relate to their coreligionists in the nearby Islamic Republic. Iran periodically likes to remind the Bahrainis that their island used to belong to Iran and that the Iranians have not forgotten that. This is a part of the world where tensions run high and conflicts can easily ignite, particularly given that all the ingredients for an explosive situation are present: oil, religion and politics.
BOTTOM LINE:

Sounding the Alarm in Bahrain: The events that unfolded in recent days in Bahrain could represent a very real and present danger to the security of the region. The men arrested in Bahrain were said to be working for "outside forces", the term usually meant to indicate Iran. Pointing the finger directly at the Islamic Republic can prove to be a dangerous gamble. Yet that language remains clear. The report of an attempted coup in Bahrain is something that must be taken very seriously and should send alarm sirens wailing all the way from Manama, the capital of the tiny kingdom to the corridors of power in Washington.

Iran's Choices: Tehran realizes two very important facts in case of attack against its nuclear facilities. First is that if attacked by Israel and/or the United States it will be incapable of striking back directly seeing the US' domination of the skies and Israel's quasi-impregnable air defense system (with US contribution). And second, Iran also knows that it must retaliate at all costs or lose all credibility. The solution? Fight them (the US and/or Israel) by proxy. And hit them hard. And make it hurt.

How do they go about this? Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite paramilitary movement, is in a perfect position to hit Israeli towns and cities from the north and could target large centers of population as far south as Hadera and possible further. Hezbollah's arsenal includes long-range field artillery and Iranian-supplied medium-range rockets. From the south, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, can target Israeli locations, including the suburbs of Tel Aviv. Hamas' artillery is more crude and their Qasam rockets are home made and inaccurate, though they can still cause damage and casualties.

In the Gulf, Iran supports, arms, and trains Kuwait's very own Hezbollah, who in turn is believed to have been supplying training and weapons to the Bahraini Shiites, such as the 23 men who were recently arrested in Bahrain. And, of course, one must not forget the influence Tehran carries in Iraq, where the US still has some 50,000 troops deployed and where Iranian-backed militias would very likely go on a shooting spree.

How seriously should one take the accusations? Iran has periodically reminded Bahrain that the island is/was part of Iran. And if attacked by Israel and/or the US, Iran might decide to push the envelope - especially if they feel they have popular support on the island.

Source: http://www.globalintelligencereport.com/...

How I Believe The Dollar Will Die

By Ray Gano
September 28, 2010
I want to say that first of all I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet nor am I claiming to be a prophet. I am a watchman on the wall who has been sounding this alarm for over five years now regarding the demise of the dollar. Many people have listened and heeded the warnings.

What you are about to read is based on historical research, observing past and present situations as well as what has happened in other countries that are currently or have gone through a massive economic downfall. We are following these countries almost step by step towards implosion.

I believe that in the near future the dollar will die.

We are over leveraged to the point that a single event within the stock market can now bring this nation to her knees.

This is not a matter of "IF" it is a matter of "WHEN" and that is a historical fact.

Solomon, the wisest man of all times stated the following…

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV) The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Man has not learned his lessons from history, therefore he is destined to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

How It Will All Go Down

One day when nothing much is going on with the stock markets, there will be a commodities jump. Some commodity like gold or oil will "spike" out of the blue.

This will trigger already pre-programmed events and T-Bills / treasuries will be sold off because that is the only thing of "value" that today's fund manager have at their fingertips.

The reason they will sell these treasuries off is to catch the quick chance to ride the "spike" and cash in on some profits.

What this will do is set into play another series of pre-programmed events at the FED. The FED computers seeing these T-Bills / treasuries being sold will snatch them up so that they can still maintain the low yields they have been manipulating in order to prevent deflation of the dollar. But the reverse is what will take place.

Because the feds bought up those T-Bills / treasuries this will set into action other asset managers, mega banks and other funds pre-programmed events and they too will sell off their T-Bills / treasuries to get in on the FED buying.

All of a sudden, all these computer programs that have been pre-programmed to catch the next profit margin will sell off their T-Bills / treasuries.

Now mind you, all of this can take place within a matter of minutes before anyone is really aware that this is going on. When someone finally realizes what is going on, it will be too late, the lots will be cast and the damage is already done.

It is at that moment the US dollar will die and the only thing that was "propping up the dollar," the trust and faith of the people in the currency, is also gone. The trust and faith of the currency was just sold down the river and cannot be recovered no matter what the Federal Reserve, Banks or even the government will do. The death blow has been struck and we have entered upon the path of no return.

Now that all these fund managers, banks and asset managers have sold off their T-Bills / Treasuries and they are now sitting on a wad of cash. They are not going to buy more T-Bills / treasuries because they themselves have lost faith in the dollar a long time ago. They will not reinvest in a already sinking ship. The fact of the matter is that they were praying for that one chance to dump their T-Bills / treasuries and cash them out before the dollar died completely.

So where do these banks, fund managers, asset managers and others put all their money ?

Commodities.

By the end of that incredible day, commodities of all types, precious metals, industrial metals, oil, foodstuffs, all will increase exponentially.

If you see this happen, it will be your signal to go to the store as fast as you can and buy every bit of food you are able to purchase. Fill all your cars up and any extra gas cans you have. Charge it, write checks, do whatever you need to do. The dollar has gone bust and the world is about to get on the "E" ticket ride on the fastest speeding train ride the world has ever seen.

See this is the signal you need to keep a serious eye out for.

The important thing to remember is that when this is taking place, stop everything you are doing and get food, gas and draw out as much cash as you can.

Why do this? Because ordinary people have not been tipped off yet. Sure we all have lost faith in the dollar, but it will become reality when Wall Street crashes into Main Street in about 3-7 days after this event takes place.

Now why go out and get all these items no matter what the cost? Once T-Bills / Treasuries are not the sure method of value as viewed by Wall Street, one question will come to everyone's mind. Where are all those money managers going to stick all these dollars they got from selling off Treasuries?

Will they…

A - Put it in the bank?

B - Under Aunt Flo's mattress?

C - Some overseas currency?

No. They are going to run to what people have run to throughout history. They are going to start buying up commodities

When the dollar dies and the faith and trust of the currency called the US Dollar is no more, commodities will be viewed as the only sure place of value to put one's cash.

Also, it won't be commodity stocks, ETF’s, or bonds. These will die alongside with the death of the dollar, because they were based on the value of the US dollar. Anything attached to the dollar will become just as worthless.

So what we will witness is a major run on actual hard, hold in your hand commodities.

By the end of this panic driven spiral, commodities will have risen between 50% and 100%.

By week’s end, we could very well be looking at an increase of 150% to 250%.

All of a sudden everyone will be on the search to purchase any tangible asset that will hold value. Gold, silver, food, daily use items. The prices for consumable commodities will begin to go through the roof.

But my personal belief is that it will be silver that will be the real sky rocket. We could very easily see silver and gold "normalize" and go back to a historical norm of 10 -1 ratio. Today gold is sitting around $1290.00 an oz. 10 % of that is $129.00 that will be the minimum that silver will sell for. But odds are that it will sell even higher because of panic purchasing on Wall Street. It is a very good possibility that gold could reach a $3000.00 to $5000.00 price per ounce. This will put silver in and around $300-$500 per ounce.

What is today's price for silver per ounce? It is sitting around $21.50. Compare that to $300 - $500 per ounce and that is quiet a return on an ounce of silver.

But at this moment we are still primarily talking / focusing on events taking place on Wall Street.

Once we see this commodity balloon start to go up, that is when ordinary folks will see their first examples of hyperinflation come into play.

In fact the first place they will probably see hyperinflation is at the gas pump when the prices of gas go up drastically over night.

I personally believe that it will be oil that will kick off all these events. If oil spikes from $75.95, which is the price it is sitting at the moment of writing this article to let's say $150 in one day. The next day it shoots higher and higher. Within three to five days oil is sitting at $300.00 a barrel which is a very feasible scenario. Panic as well as supply and demand will cause gas to shoot up to $10, $15, $20 per gallon and possibly even more.

So what happens next?

Well Wall Street is already in a major panic, this will trickle down to "Main Street."

Remember me stating earlier that when you see these early signals go buy food, gas, and pull your money? Well "main street" is about to wake up and markets and prices of consumable commodities are about to go vertical.

People will storm Walmart and the other stores buying up everything in sight. It will be utter chaos. Bread, noodles, camp fuel, ammo, any daily need products are going to fly off the shelves.

This is why I have been telling people to store up and buy what they can now because we need to view what we are purchasing now as a "hedge" against inflation. For example the week prior you could purchase a 20 lb bag of rice for just $12.00. What is going to happen to that bag of rice when gas prices go to $15.00 - $30.00 for a gallon of gas? What about when the laws of supply and demand take effect. What about when hyperinflation becomes a reality?

What people need to realize is that Hyperinflation is not "inflation" at all. Hyperinflation is the complete breakdown in the trust with that countries currency. Because people no longer trust their own currency, It will take more pieces of paper to purchase stuff. The currency is literally not worth the paper and ink it is printed with.

So what "main street" will do is what they have done throughout history. Exchange currency for commodities. This is why gold, silver, gas, food, camping supplies, anything deemed of value will rise in price and the other, the dollar will be used to paper ones walls, light fires, blow ones nose, etc.

But here is another effect that will take place that will wipe many people out completely.

Because people have freaked out and have panic-bought basic commodities, their 401Ks, IRAs, Savings account, Retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, anything tied to the paper dollar will collapse.

Sure people may have 50,000 - 100,000 - 500,000 in one or more of these methods of saving, but when the price of a bag of rice shoots up to $1500.00 a bag, the currency you have becomes pretty much worthless.

Do you know that today a dozen eggs in Zimbabwe, which is still in the beginning stages of hyperinflation costs 1.3 trillion Z Dollars?

If a dozen eggs cost that here in the US when hyperinflation hits, how much will you be able to purchase with your 50,000 - 100,000 - 500,000 in the savings?

So even if you have a lot of dollars, their value is worth nothing. People who were once well off will be dirt poor over night.

What is taking place at that time is that everyone is rushing the banks to get their cash, so that they can turn their worthless cash into any consumable commodity that will retain its value.

Now I know I have covered a lot here, so let's do a quick review.

Here is the sequence…

A spike takes place in oil, gold, some major commodity.

Asset managers dump treasuries for cash so they can catch the spike for a short profit.

FEDs rush in and buy up Treasuries, causing a secondary sell off from other asset managers, banks & large corporations

The treasury market will tank.

Because of this, a few days later stocks, bonds and other equities to also drop in price like a lead balloon after the treasury sell off panic takes place.

Because all these asset managers "et al" are sitting on cash, they will need to put it somewhere safe, that will be commodities. The prices of gold, silver, oil, food stuff, any commodities of value. The price if these commodities will go vertical.

Simply put equities die, commodities go bust.

Everyone will be rushing to commodities. It is a self perpetuating speeding train. Nothing will be able to stop it nor will anything be able to apply the brakes.

This is where we pick up again…

Where Wall Street Meets Main Street

This speeding train coming from Wall Street will hit Main Street and everyday people will wake up to this fact.

Panic will ensue.

Like the asset managers they will dumping anything they perceive to be of real world value, but for main street these real world assets are cars, trucks, laptop computers, iPods, even houses. All of these items will lose value in order to purchase commodities like gold, silver, food, gas, heating oil, any sort of daily consumable need.

But Ray, gold and silver are not a daily need. You cannot eat gold and silver.

You are completely correct. But the world will still revolve around money and this is where the natural laws of God take effect.

The only true money that is God created and ordained will rise to the surface again. It has never fallen out of favor, has always held its value, and it ALWAYS replaces devalued, depreciated fiat currency. God's only ordained and created form of money is gold and silver.

What main street people are going to find out is that real-world assets will not go up in value in a hyperinflation scenario. They will drop. In fact throughout history they have never held their value when the hyperinflation comes.

What happens is that real world assets collapse along with the dollar. In fact they deflate or go down in price in relation to consumables / commodities.

Look at how many people have their wealth locked up in their house.

During a hyperinflation an estimated $250,000 house can easily fall to $50,000 or even less.

In fact what will happen is real world assets will all of a sudden be pegged to gold and silver. This is God's natural law taking effect. So the good news is that if you have 50 ounces of silver, you will be able to purchase that home that has dropped to $50,000. The reason is because in a hyperinflation market real world assets such as a cars, trucks and even a house lose their value and pretty much become worthless, whereas 50 ounces of silver will buy you just about anything you will need.

Now if you are still reading this and you have gotten this far you might be saying that the government will step in, Wall Street has computers to prevent this, the President will stop it, etc etc.

Someone somewhere in power will stop this runaway train and apply the brakes and stop the hyperinflation.

Well the answer is that no one will be able to stop it. Congress, senate, the president, the Feds are all helpless.

This sort of event has happened time and time again. It is all part of the FIAT Currency model. The first time this took place was in ancient Greece. It took place in France, England, Germany, just about every country that has instituted a fiat currency.

Do you know that hyperinflation has taken place in the US twice already?

Once during the revolutionarily war days and then during the Lincoln administration. In both of these times, a fiat currency was created, the people lost faith, it busted and hyperinflation ensued. It is all there in the history books and they were not able to stop the speeding train either.

So can the FEDS stop this hyperinflation?

No, they are the ones that started this whole mess. They can't fix it.

Well can the Federal government stop it? Create more laws, regulations, quite possibly a bank holiday? They probably will try and history shows that when government does step in, they will always devalue the currency. They will split it so now instead of having $100.00 you have $200.00. Problem is that a bag of rice costs $500.00 so splitting the currency will do nothing except to cause prices to shoot up even higher.

Well why not implement price controls? If the government is foolish enough to do this, it will whip lash back into their faces and reappear as rampant black market.

So those ideas will not work.

Many conspiracy websites love to say that soldiers will be put out on the street.

Folks, US men and women in the military are feeling the pain just as much as you are. The military will have a hard enough time just keeping their ranks in order. You think that we will have it bad? Our men and women in the military will have it worse. Half of military families are already on food stamps, what do you think will happen when hyperinflation takes hold?

Another point you have to remember is that our military is stretched so thin overseas that we can barely hold on to the two fighting fronts we are involved in already.

In other words, there isn't man power enough. America is too big and to even try this basically equates to one soldier per city they must patrol. Are these severely reduced forces going to be able to really do anything? No.

Bring in UN Troops / Foreign troops? This is another popular idea that has floated around on the conspiracy sites.

What many people fail to remember is that by this time the US is going to be a hotbed of chaos.

The introduction of any foreign troops would instantly polarize the nation and all of a sudden 500 million guns that are in the hands of the US public would be pulled out of the closet and it would be open hunting season for any UN / Foreign troop. In other words it would be a blood bath for anyone stepping foot onto US soil. This is a fact.

Give chaos a rally point and it will naturally gravitate to it.

What about more stimulus, start up the printing presses, inject more money?

Can't. This is hyperinflation, people do not want the paper dollar in the first place. Commodities are the only true asset of value. Flooding the market with even more worthless cash is not going to help.

What we might see, but this will take time to enact is food / gas rationing. A return to the ration cards like they had during WWII. But by the time this is put into effect the people will be adapting to the "new normal" and operating within a commodities based economy. Black and grey markets will already be in effect, people will have learned how to get their needed items. The laws of supply and demand will have already kicked in and a "new normal" economy will take effect.

So by now all of you reading this are asking that one critical question…

What do we do?

Welcome To The New Normal

See the key to survival is not surviving the nuclear bomb, it is surviving the next day and then the next after the bomb hit.

The same will be the case when Hyperinflation hits.

I used the analogy of a nuke because that is what Hollywood has portrayed. They always show the nuke going off, everyone "ducks and covers," fall out settles and then the happy couple walking off into the sun set. They never show what takes place after everything settles down and people adapt to the new normal.

If you have read any of my previous articles on preparedness you will know that I do not buy into the Hollywood's idea of the apocalypse. They never take into the boring everyday idea that people eventually will adapt to the new normal and it will become business as usual, just the rules have changed.

It isn't going to be a world filled with mutant biker gangs, nor will there be blood thirsty zombies. No thermal nuclear wasteland, no empty cities. Nothing that Hollywood said it would be like.

All we need to do is look at countries that have succumbed to an economic disaster already.

For example look at Argentina.

Argentina had a massive economic downfall in December 2001. Their banks closed, money devalued, their world was turned upside down. They have a massive rise in crime, drugs, prostitution, alcohol, murder, kidnapping, theft, muggings. Argentina went from first world country to a third world country over night.

So what do you do?

How you prepare for hyperinflation is to do just as Noah did. Create / build your own ark before the event takes place. But this ark is built up of true tangible assets. Not equities, stocks, bonds, ETF’s, mutual funds, nothing that is tied to the US Dollar or any other foreign FIAT currency.

See if and when that hyperinflation thunderstorm takes place, you will have that "ark" you have built to see you through the storm.

When the zenith of hyperinflation takes place there will be a plethora of opportunity that you can then purchase.

Robert Kiyosaki who I consider one of my mentors, suggests purchasing cash stream producing residential property. He also likes mining, pharma, industrial production and transportation. At the height of the hyperinflation storm, these will be at rock bottom prices at pennies on the dollar.

A famous quote came from the depression era, when the very same thing took place. That famous quote was "Buy when there is blood in the streets."

I believe that America will end up pretty much like it is today. But it will be a "new normal." We will refer to everything as before "Bank Day" BBD and after "Bank Day" ABD. Crime will be higher, jobs will be scarce, food and gas prices will be 300% - 400% higher. But we will adapt and over come as we always have.

Another thing that quiet possibly will come out of this that has not happened before in other countries is that we will return to God. This country was founded on biblical principles, it is who we are and it is those ideals that influence us at our core as a people.

This nation always has a "great awakening" to God the father, the Creator of the universe after every great financial upheaval.

Finally, turning the ship around after hyperinflation hits will take 15 - 20 years. It took approximately 25 years for our last depression, it will probably take that same amount of time for us to get back on the right track after this one.

Just look at Argentina, here it is 2010 and she is still in the throes of economic chaos and it is nine years after their event took place. Look at Japan, she lost two decades due to her economic downfall. Did either of these countries fall into apocalyptic chaos? Mutant biker gangs? Zombies? Wastelands?

No and it will not happen here either.

What will help us speed up the healing of this nation will be a word that many people do not want to hear nor accept.

That word is sacrifice.

Will we be willing to take on three to four hard years of sacrifice so that we can emerge a healed nation faster?

I doubt it, but if we as a nation repent of our sins and turn back to the Lord anything is possible. But to do this we will need strong men and women to boldly preach the gospel. Godly people will need to show that man is lost but can be saved from the fires of Hell through the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. We will need to return to being accountable to Jehovah God.

Getting through this coming economic storm just might be what the doctor ordered to return this nation to what she once used to be, a good and great nation that fears God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

But I am sorry to say that history shows another solution, at least in other nations.

What has always come out of the economic upheaval is a strong charismatic leader.

They will return (force) the nation back to a gold and silver based economy.

The good of the "people" outweighs the good of the one.

The good of the nation outweighs the good of the family.

The state becomes their god and the dictator their high priest.

This is the solution that brought about Caesar, Napoleon, and someone we all have heard of, Adolf Hitler.

All these great leaders were born out of economic upheaval.

All lead their nations to greatness quickly.

All ruled with an iron fist and they all did away with dissidents who stood against them.

Often these dissidents were good men and women who maintained a moral fortitude and in most cases that was backed up by their belief in the one true God Jehovah and His Son Jesus Christ.

It is hard to say what the future will hold. There are so many paths that we can travel down. But man in all his wisdom always seems to choose the path of least resistance instead of the path of good. At least that is what history has shown.

The US was born out of the desire for religious freedom, and that is what makes us a different nation. We have survived two other economic upheavals resulting in hyperinflation, we will survive the third. But how we come out on the other side can be anyone's guess. History shows that our last "great awakening" took place after the civil war's hyperinflation, the late 1800s.

Although many turned to the Lord in the great depression of the 1920-30s, it was not like the prior revival of the late 1800s.

In all of this, we as bible believing Christians will need to stand in this evil day or there is the chance that we will fall by the wayside. What will take place depends on what we do now. We can either prepare and build our ark for the sake of the gospel, or bury our heads in the sand and ignore the lessons of the past.

I pray that there are enough who love the Lord, that will work hard to build an ark for the good of protecting and freely sharing the gospel. Because the other option will result in utter tyranny and oppression like no other.

I leave you with what God's Word says…

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV) The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Proverbs 6:6 (KJV) Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Proverbs 30:25 (KJV) The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

Joshua 24:15 (KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Terror Suspects were Active in Obama's Socialist "New Party

On September 24, about 20 FBI agents spent most of the day searching the Logan Square residence of Chicago activists Stephanie Weiner and her husband, Joseph Iosbaker, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Working for Willie Delgado


In 1998 the duo worked as leaders of the Chicago New Party, alongside Frankie Torres, Deborah McCoy, Jose Kader, Bob Palmer, Rafael Rodriguez (Board of Directors, Rosenberg Fund for Children), Yakira Nunez, Vinnie Izurieta, Pryianka Basu, Dave Rolston, and Mary Robles. Joe Iosbaker was at the time serving as Precinct Captain for Miguel del Valle in the 13th Ward (Remember that name, we investigate del Valle a little further down). He had been working election day at this same precinct for "progressive" candidates for about a decade - since far left Chicago mayor Harold Washington won re-election in 1987. Weiner and Iosbaker supported New Party candidate and member, Willie Delgado in his bid for the 35th Ward seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Delgado had signed up to the New Party in 1995, along with Barack Obama, Lou Pardo and Communist Party supporter Alice Palmer. Like Obama himself, Delgado was also endorsed by the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. In 1998 won the seat against Elba Rodriguez by a very slim 241 votes. Delgado was to hold the seat until 2006.

Willie Delgado supported (and succeeded) Miguel Del Valle


As at 1995, Delgado was a key supporter of Illinois State Senator Miguel Del Valle. Del Valle had also enjoyed the endorsement of the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. He met Barack Obama in 1992, when the latter was directing a voter-registration drive called Project Vote. In 1993 he was listed as a "contact or potential member" of Progressive Chicago (parent and sister-organization of the Chicago New Party). Then in the mid-90s, he was listed as a member of Friends of Alice Palmer, alonside Danny K. Davis, Tony Rezko, Timuel Black and Barack Obama. While both Illinois State Senators, Miguel Del Valle and Barack Obama, along with State Rep. Mary Flowers were to work closely together with ACORN representative, April Troope on the passage of "energy assistance legislation".

In 2006, Del Valle left the Illinois State Senate, rewarding Willie Delgado's ongoing support by appointing him to his old seat.

What was the New Party, and what was Obama's involvement?


The New Party was an electoral alliance dedicated to electing leftist candidates to office-usually through the Democratic Party. It dissolved in 1998. Three organizations formed the backbone of the New Party - the Democratic Socialists of America, the U.S.'s largest marxist organization, ACORN and radical labor union SEIU. Also heavily involved were the Communist Party USA breakaway group Committees of Correspondence and far left "think tank" the Institute for Policy Studies.

Obama not only worked closely with these New Party candidates, he himself was a both a member of the New Party and its parent organization Progressive Chicago. New Party News Spring 1996 page 1, celebrated the Danny K. Davis’s Congressional victory and went on to say;

"New Party members won three other primaries this Spring in Chicago: Barack Obama (State Senate), Michael Chandler (Democratic Party Committee) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)..."these victories prove that small 'd' democracy can work' said Obama".




New Party News Spring 1996 page 2: "Winners! NP-endorsed candidates Patricia Martin (far left), Danny Davis (center), and Barack Obama (far right), celebrate with Chicago New Party members Ted Thomas and Ruth Schools after their victories in the Democratic Primary last month. (click here for full page)
What goes around comes around. In 2004, Barack Obama was able to win his 2004 U.S. senate race by stitching together a coalition of socialist/communist dominated unions and "community organizations".
He also received the backing of several independent Latino elected officials led by State Sen. Miguel del Valle, Rep. Cynthia Soto and Alderman Ray Colon. Alderman Joe Moore also backed Obama, as did USAction leader and Communist Party sympathizer William McNary. Returning the favor once again on the event of del Valle's election as Chicago County Clerk in 2006, Obama stated, "I am thrilled that Miguel Del Valle is now our City Clerk and I can think of nobody better to serve out a full term than Miguel Del Valle."

The New Party folded in 1998 after its voting tactics were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The FBI is now undertaking what has become a high-profile investigation of former members of the organization. Was Barack Obama a member? Undoubtedly. Will the FBI investigate him? What do you think?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind - BlackListed News

Published on 09-25-2010

By Michael Snyder - BLN Contributing Writer

The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America. Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little. Do you know what our biggest export is today? Waste paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us. The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. Once upon a time America could literally outproduce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world. If the deindustrialization of America continues at this current pace, what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children?
Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. Every single month America does into more debt and every single month America gets poorer.

So what happens when the debt bubble pops?

The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. But sadly, most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them.

For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them. Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber.

The following are 19 facts about the deindustrialization of America that will blow your mind....

#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.

#2 Dell Inc., one of America’s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.

#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.

#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.

#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

#6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.

#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.

#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.

#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.

#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.

#15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.

#17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.

#18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?

How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?

How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?

How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?

The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis. It needs to be treated like one.

If you disagree with this article, I have a direct challenge for you. If anyone can explain how a deindustrialized America has any kind of viable economic future, please do so below in the comments section.

America is in deep, deep trouble folks. It is time to wake up.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Only You Can Stop the Senate From Passing the Dream Act

By Frosty Wooldridge
September 20, 2010
NewsWithViews.com

U.S Senator Harry Reid attached the Dream Act onto a defense bill, that, if passed, will give automatic citizenship and a free ride to 2.1 million illegal aliens. The long term costs run into the billions. I ask you to take time today and tomorrow to call the senators below. Tell them you do not support any kind of a Dream Act because it rewards illegal aliens with your tax dollars.

SENATE SWITCHBOARD -- 202-224-3121: Fellow Americans, we don't yet have the 41 sure NO votes that we must have to stop the DREAM Act amnesty in the Senate this week.

And don't put off your calls. They are desperately needed today. Go to www.NumbersUSA.com for more clarification if you need it. Pro-amnesty forces claim that their super-expensive, special toll-free telephone system processed 5,000 pro-amnesty phone calls to Senators yesterday. They brag that they expect to be handling 10,000 pro-amnesty calls a day until the DREAM Act amnesty passes! We have to match them. Please look at the target lists below and start phoning some Senators.

The pro-amnesty forces are throwing everything they have into beating us. And I'm talking tens of millions of dollars that are backing the nation's top union, religious, ethnic and academic leaders who are storming the offices of Congress with their last-minute, desperation push for this amnesty for an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens.

“You already talked several senators into opposing the Dream Amnesty,” said Roy Beck, director of NumbersUSA.com. “You are making in-roads with your faxes and your phone calls since Tuesday.”

ACTION: If you live in those states, call their offices and take just a moment to thank them for their pledge to oppose the DREAM Act.

TOP FENCE-SITTING PROSPECTS WHO NEED YOUR PHONE CALL BEFORE THEY WILL PLEDGE AMNESTY OPPOSITION

“As far as we know, none of the following Senators has committed either to oppose or support the DREAM Act amnesty as part of the Defense authorization bill next week,” said Beck. “For a number of mixed reasons, we believe these Senators are the ones of the uncommitted who are most likely to listen to reasonable persuasion from constituents asking for a NO vote. Action: Call the DC office of these Senators (the 202 number). Of calling the local offices (the number on the second line) will be most helpful, as well.”

If you've never called a Senate office, it isn't hard. Just state your name to the staffer and quickly say you are calling to ask the Senator to OPPOSE the DREAM Act amnesty. Then give one reason for your opposition, say thank you and good-bye.


DEMOCRATS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS

Sen. Pryor of Arkansas 202-224-2353
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana 202-224-5824
Sen. Stabenow of Michigan 202-224-4822
Sen. McCaskill of Missouri 202-224-6154
Sen. Baucus of Montana 202-224-2651
Sen. Tester of Montana 202-224-2644
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota 202-224-2043
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota 202-224-2551

REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS

Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922

TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS -- CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?

Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.

ACTION: The following list is of Senators who have shown a real proclivity toward amnesty but seem to have remained uncommitted. Under the pressure of the impending November elections, some of these Senators could be persuaded to vote NO.

I would emphasize with them that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the amnesty itself.

Obama's 'war' against senior citizens

Chris Woodward - OneNewsNow - 9/21/2010 3:50:00 AM
A political commentator thinks President Obama is waging a war on America's seniors.

Peter Ferrara, a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute, recently wrote the column "Obama's War on America's Seniors." He explains there are two fronts: Medicare and Social Security.

"Over the first ten years of full implementation of ObamaCare, they [plan to] cut Medicare by over one trillion dollars. Over the first full 20 years, they [plan to] cut Medicare by nearly five trillion dollars. These are cuts for current retirees; these aren't cuts for only people who retire in the future," Ferrara points out. "The Medicare actuary has already said publicly that two-thirds of hospitals already lose money on services to Medicare patients, even before these cuts. How much are they going to be losing after they cut five trillion dollars?"

The Heartland spokesman compares it to a national defense policy where funding is cut off for the people who make the weapons, but the dealers think everything will continue as normal.

"If they're not going to pay the doctors and hospitals, then senior citizens are not going to get the services that they've come to expect," the policy advisor notes. "[Doctors] who specialize in serving senior citizens will just go out of business."

He suspects the Obama administration now has its sights on Social Security. But because the president is against raising taxes or investing in personal accounts, Ferrara warns that could only lead to cutting Social Security. He further adds that the Presidential Debt Commission is discussing cuts and plans to make an announcement after the mid-term election.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Turkey’s Islamization: One Step Closer | FrontPage Magazine

The referendum proposed by Turkey’s government has been passed with 58 percent of the population approving it in a vote with 77.5 percent turnout. The Obama Administration is praising the 26 amendments that bring Turkey in a more democratic direction but undermine the military and judiciary that protect the country’s secularism. The State Department may not realize it, but it has congratulated Prime Minister Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) on paving the way for the further Islamization of Turkey.
After the results came in, the State Department spoke in favor of the referendum. “We hope that through these reforms, it will further enhance Turkey’s democratic processes and human rights protection…. This was a choice for the Turkish people, and there was a very strong, decisive vote to move towards greater civilian oversight of these democratic institutions,” a State Department spokesman said. Iran also hailed the referendum.
Erdogan framed the reforms as necessary for Turkey to become a member of the European Union and establish itself as a democracy. Unfortunately, democratization also benefits the AKP and its Islamist agenda. Civilian courts will now have power over the High Military Council and military courts cannot be used to try civilians, but civilian courts can try military officers. This is a way of reducing the political power of the military that has safeguarded Turkey’s secularism.
The referendum also permits the parliament to select who sits on the Supreme Board of Prosecutors and Judges. Previously, the judiciary was independent, choosing its own leadership free of political influence. This is particularly concerning because the AKP holds a majority in the parliament, allowing the party to oversee the judiciary without any significant checks and balances. The second most powerful party, the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP), controls less than one-third of the parliament.


A new constitution can now be written because of the referendum. The AKP has not discussed any link between Shariah law and the new constitution they are preparing, but with a huge majority in parliament, the AKP can fully actualize its agenda. Luckily, the AKP says the new constitution will not be proposed until after the next general elections in July 2011.
Erdogan and the AKP have been hard at work at Islamizing Turkey and promoting anti-American and especially anti-Israeli sentiment. One of their biggest adversaries is the military. The referendum takes away the immunity granted to the military officers involved in the coup of 1980, although some say the statute of limitations prohibits their prosecution. The prosecutor’s office is working on a report on its conclusions about whether prosecution is permissible.

{This is hugely important. Turkey or Turkia will soon head the Islamic Movement as the uniting country. Will it be moderate or extreme? The movement that follows the Koran will, of course, be "extreme" if you are a non-Muslim.}

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Islam’s Burning Rage | FrontPage Magazine

In this supposedly enlightened, modern world of ours, many people take a perverse pride in mocking those symbols and beliefs that other people hold dear. Judaism and Christianity are among the most popular targets of today’s iconoclasts, embodied in the stupidity of Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” through the deadly serious Zionist conspiracy theories that permeate the highest levels of the United Nations. Yet, somehow Jews and Christians endure these slings and arrows, remaining confident and secure in their faith in spite of the insults. At the other end of the spectrum, we have one major religion in the world so terribly insecure about itself that it cannot bear the slightest provocation, no matter how obscure or tenuous the source is. Rather than holding that religion – Islam – accountable for maintaining a skin so thin that it encroaches upon the freedoms it supposedly hold so dear, the Left continues to enable a hyper-sensitive Muslim worldview. According to the Left, Muslims are a particularly aggrieved part of the victim class and thus the regular rules of public discourse do not apply when they express their grievances. History tells us that leftists aren’t doing anyone any good, not Muslims and certainly not the civilized world, by according Islam this special status.
The firestorm of controversy that surrounded the ultimately unrealized plans of an obscure Florida pastor to burn a few copies of the Qur’an was truly remarkable, without any analog in the modern world. If Terry Jones had announced an intention to put any other book in the world to the torch, no one would have taken any notice, much less threatened to set off a firestorm of righteous indignation. The fact that this one book, and only this book, could provoke such a ludicrously disproportionate reaction ought to tell us much more about the people who believe in that book than it does about the people who question its authenticity and authority. Bible burnings, for example, are not uncommon. Last year an equally obscure preacher in North Carolina announced his intention to burn copies of the Christian Holy Book on Halloween. The United States has officially confiscated and burned Bibles in Afghanistan. Such incidents didn’t result in Christians storming the streets, howling in outrage or threatening violence. Such plans were instead met with a shrug, because the faithful were confident enough to say that such misguided actions ultimately don’t matter.

Government Using Anti-Terrorism Laws to Crush Dissent

Washington’s Blog
The following quotes all have something in common:
“It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error”
– United States Supreme Court decision in American Communications Association v. Douds
“To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.”
- Abraham Lincoln
“Those who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
- Ben Franklin
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
- Thomas Jefferson
“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”
-Thomas Jefferson
“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
- Robert F . Kennedy
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
- Samuel Adams
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.”
– Teddy Roosevelt
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
– Teddy Roosevelt
“The citizen who sees his society’s democratic clothes being worn out and does not cry it out, is not a patriot, but a traitor.”
- Mark Twain
“Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of government power, not the increase of it.”
- Woodrow Wilson
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”
- Thomas Jefferson
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”
- Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural
“In this point of the case the question is distinctly presented whether the people of the United States are to govern through representatives chosen by their unbiased suffrages or whether the money and power of a great corporation are to be secretly exerted to influence their judgment and control their decisions.”
- Andrew Jackson
“I am more than ever convinced of the dangers to which the free and unbiased exercise of political opinion — the only sure foundation and safeguard of republican government — would be exposed by any further increase of the already overgrown influence of corporate authorities.”
- Martin Van Buren, Eighth President of the United States
“As we view the achievements of aggregated capital, we discover the existence of trusts, combinations, and monopolies, while the citizen is struggling far in the rear or is trampled to death beneath an iron heel. Corporations, which should be the carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people’s masters.”
- Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States
“I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party.… Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.” Teddy Roosevelt added, “The fortunes amassed through corporate organization are now so large, and vest such power in those that wield them, as to make it a matter of necessity to give to the sovereign — that is, to the Government, which represents the people as a whole — some effective power of supervision over their corporate use. In order to insure a healthy social and industrial life, every big corporation should be held responsible by, and be accountable to, some sovereign strong enough to control its conduct.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
“It was natural and perhaps human that the privileged princes of these new economic dynasties, thirsting for power, reached out for control over government itself. They created a new despotism and wrapped it in the robes of legal sanction. …And as a result the average man once more confronts the problem that faced the Minute Man….
- Franklin Roosevelt
“A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people’s property, other people’s money, other people’s labor — other people’s lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.”
- Franklin Roosevelt
“These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for.”
- Franklin Roosevelt
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
-Thomas Jefferson, American Declaration of Independence
What do the quotes all have in common?
The great Americans who said them would be considered terrorists today.
Specifically, according to Department of Defense training manuals, protest is considered “low-level terrorism”. And see this, this and this.
An FBI memo also labels peace protesters as “terrorists”.
Indeed, police have been terrorizing children, little old ladies and other “dangerous” people who attempted to protest peacefully.
And a 2003 FBI memo describes protesters’ use of videotaping as an “intimidation” technique, even though – as the ACLU points out – “Most mainstream demonstrators often use videotape during protests to document law enforcement activity and, more importantly, deter police from acting outside the law.” The FBI appears to be objecting to the use of cameras to document unlawful behavior by law enforcement itself.
The Internet has been labeled as a breeding ground for terrorists, with anyone who questions the government’s versions of history being especially equated with terrorists.
The government is also using anti-terrorism laws to keep people from learning what pollutants are in their own community.
Claims of “national security” are also used to keep basic financial information – such as who got bailout money – secret. That might not bode for particularly warm and friendly treatment for someone persistently demanding the release of such information.
The state of Missouri tried to label as terrorists current Congressman Ron Paul and his supporters, former Congressman Bob Barr, libertarians in general, anyone who holds gold, and a host of other people.
And according to a law school professor, pursuant to the Military Commissions Act:
Anyone who … speaks out against the government’s policies could be declared an “unlawful enemy combatant” and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens.
The Founding Fathers, Supreme Court justices and presidents quoted above would vigorously protest.
Note: Government apologists are also eager to label anyone “taking a cynical stance toward politics, mistrusting authority, endorsing democratic practices, … and displaying an inquisitive, imaginative outlook” as worthy of a Stalinist trip to the insane asylum. I guess the famous Americans quoted above were not only terrorists, but they were also crazy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

If you are Muslim you can opt out of the Obamacare health care reform laws with no penalties - Phoenix Small Business Management | Examiner.com

Isn't this nice. If you are of the Muslim religion, you don't have to give all the new Obamacare healthcare reform regulations and penalties another thought. Because the concept of being compelled to participate in such a healthcare program offends Islamic sensibilities, Muslims are specifically exempt.

As a matter of fact if you are Amish, American Indian or a Chistian Scientist you do not need to participate or pay the taxes associated with healthcare reform. That means not having to be forced to buy healthcare insurance, not paying the taxes or the penalties if you don't get it. Nice!

Here is what the regulations say:

EXEMPTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

—In the case of an individual who is seeking an exemption certificate under section 1311(d)(4)(H) from any requirement or penalty imposed by section 5000A, the following information:

In the case of an individual seeking exemption based on the individual’s status as a
member of an exempt religious sect or division, as a member of a health care sharing ministry, as an Indian,
or as an individual eligible for a hardship exemption, such information as the Secretary shall prescribe.”

Senate Bill, H.R. 3590, pages 273-274

There are several reasons why an individual could claim exemption, being a member of a religion that does not believe in insurance is one of them. Islam is one of those religions. Muslims believe that health insurance is “haraam”, or forbidden; because they liken the ambiguity and probability of insurance to gambling. This belief excludes them from any of the requirements, mandates, or penalties set forth in the bill. More...

This means that if you are Christian and abortion is against your religion tough luck.

If you are Jewish tough luck as well.

We wonder why these certain groups get a free ride. We also wonder why the largest religious block in North and South America the Christians are discriminated against like this. Very odd indeed.

There is a lot of food for thought here and a lot of ways to object to this healthcare bill isn't there.

March 26th, 2010 4:03 pm MT

Friday, September 10, 2010

41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

September 10, 2010 | 2:54 am


Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't labor down in that monument-strewn former swamp.

Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.

They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.

We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middle-class ...

... Americans a tax cut. Thousands of feds have been giving themselves one all along -- unofficially. And these tax scofflaws include more than three dozen folks who work for the president with that newly decorated Oval Office.
The Post's T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.

Now, back taxes have been a problem for the Obama-Biden administration. You may recall early on that Tom Daschle was the president's top pick to run the Health and Human Services Department. But it turned out the former Democratic senator, who was un-elected from South Dakota in 2004, owed something like $120,000 to the IRS for things from his subsequent benefactor that he just forgot to pay taxes on. You know how that is. $120G's here or there. So he dropped out.

And then we learned this guy Timothy Geithner owed something like $42,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS, which is one of the agencies that he'd be in charge of as secretary of the Treasury. The fine fellow who's supposed to know about handling everyone else's money. In the end this was excused by Washington's bipartisan CYA culture as one of those inadvertent accidental oversights that somehow never seem to happen on the side of paying too much taxes.

And under Geithner's expert guidance the U.S. economy has been, well, wow! Just look at it.

Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquents' names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes. That would cover a lot of special chocolate desserts in the White House Mess.

In the House of Representatives, 421 people owe a total $6,524,892. In the Senate, 217 owe $2,774,836. In the IRS' parent department, Treasury, 1,204 owe $7,670,814. At the Labor Department, where Secretary Hilda Solis' husband had some back-tax problems before her confirmation, 463 owe $7,481,463. Eighty-one workers for the Federal Reserve System's board of governors owe $1,076,733.

Over at the Justice Department, which is so busy enforcing other laws and suing Arizona, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.

Then, we come to the Department of Homeland Security, which is run by Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona who preferred to call terrorist acts "man-caused disasters." Homeland Security is keeping all of us safe by ensuring that a Dutch tourist is aboard every inbound international flight to thwart any would-be bomber with explosives in his underpants.

Within that department, there reside 4,856 people who owe the tax agency a whopping total of $37,012,174.

And they're checking our pockets for metal and coins?

-- Andrew Malcolm