Thursday, May 31, 2012

What happens when a city bans law abiding citizens from owning firearms?

25 People Shot in One Night in Chicago – So how are those anti-gun laws working?

Filed under News   May 30, 2012




Well, to answer that question all you have to do is look at the city of Chicago.
Chicago is one of the most anti-gun cities in America and severely restricts it’s law abiding citizens from owning self defense weapons. Despite the fact that the city has pretty much banned citizens from owning guns, it has one of the highest crime rates in the country. Things are so bad that earlier this week 25 people were gunned down in one night on the streets of Chicago.
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More than two dozen people, including a 6-year old girl, were shot in one night throughout the city.

How much longer can politicians push the lie that they’re trying to protect the public?
One of the arguments you often hear from those who are against gun ownership, is that there’s an epidemic of people dying from gun violence due to the lack of gun control. You often hear them use buzz words like “high-powered assault weapons” “cop killers” or “large capacity clips” to scare the public into thinking we need more gun laws. But if these gun laws work, why is the city of Chicago starting to look like a war zone?
If gun bans actually protected the public, cities like Chicago should be utopias where crime has been wiped out and everyone skips through the streets giving each other high fives. But obviously that isn’t happening. Chicago has some of the most draconian gun laws on the books, yet the average citizens put his life on the line by just walking out the door in Chicago.

Report: Obama Flies Chicago Barber to DC to Cut His Hair


Report: Obama Flies Chicago Barber to DC to Cut His Hair
"Global Warming will kill everyone. YOU must sacrifice."

The eco-Marxists want us to believe the Earth is at a tipping point.
If the world, and by world I mean “America,” doesn’t change its wasteful lifestyle, the carbon dioxide created by our daily lives will continue to cause the planet to heat up, resulting in, well, darn near everything.
President Barack Obama has preached this before, which makes this story a fantastic way to illustrate his hypocrisy:
The presidential barber’s chair sits in the corner, encased in bullet-proof glass. Barber Zariff regularly gets flown to the White House (at the president’s expense) to trim the most important barnet in the country. The salon also offers an ‘Obama Cut’ for $20 (it’s a close-crop by any other name).
The German NDR reporter says: ‘The barber never says a word about what they discuss. Perhaps that’s also a reason why Obama feels comfortable being around him. Otherwise he would not fly his barber in from Chicago to Washington every ten to 14 days.’
So what? If the guy can afford it, he should be able to do whatever he wants with his money, right?
Right. But if he is going to preach to the masses about the need for everyone to sacrifice and tell us, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times…and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”
It’s a great example of what Andrew Wilkow means when he says socialism is for the people, not the socialist.
Obama wants YOU to make sacrifices, to heat and cool your home according to what he thinks is right and drive the car he thinks is best. Meanwhile, he’s flying his barber back and forth from Chicago to DC so he can get a haircut.
Hypocrite, thy name is Barack.

Obama Celebrates Socialist Dolores Huerta

Posted by Bio ↓ on May 31st, 2012



Huerta is an “honorary co-chair” of America’s largest Marxist group, Democratic Socialists of America. She shares this distinction with DSA members Frances Fox Piven, Gloria Steinem, former Berkeley, Calif., mayor Gus Newport, pseudo-academic Cornel West, and SEIU vice president Eliseo Medina, whom Huerta recruited years ago to become a union organizer for the United Farm Workers.
Huerta’s nonprofit follows the same playbook employed by ACORN and other Saul Alinsky-inspired groups. The foundation “hires organizers from low-income working class communities and trains them using a grassroots organizing model.” Natural leaders are “developed by their participation in community projects” and local residents “hold an assembly of house meeting participants and vote to establish their own organization.” Such groups “make a plan for direct action participation” –Alinsky-speak for in-your-face, often violent action— and by “participation in these community projects, natural leaders develop their leadership skills,” according to the group’s website.
Huerta says “Republicans hate Latinos,” and urges illegal immigrants to join with unions in agitating against their employers. An anti-Vietnam War activist, Huerta also opposes the post-9/11 Global War on Terror, which she has described as a war on immigrants. She reportedly coined the radical zinger, “We didn’t cross the [U.S.-Mexico] border; the border crossed us.”
Huerta praises Venezuela’s brutal Marxist strongman Hugo Chavez, asking “why can’t we do that here in the United States?” (A second Obama administration might be willing to accommodate Huerta.)
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis recently lauded Huerta, who has mobilized angry mobs of illegals against Americans, calling her “a trailblazer” and “a luchadora who endured arrests, death threats and beatings.”
As Mytheos Holt quipped at The Blaze, while “luchadora” is a Spanish word for a female Mexican wrestler, it might be more appropriate to compare Huerta to a bullfighter or matador. “After all, based on her record of public statements, Huerta certainly raises enough red flags.”
Like Hillary Clinton, whose presidential run she endorsed, Huerta looks down her nose at homemakers, viewing them as useless bourgeois artifacts. “Excluding women, protecting them, keeping women at home, that’s the middle-class way,” she said.
Huerta isn’t the only non-mainstream American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Left-of-center presidents have been awarding the medal to radicals for some time now.
President Obama gave medals to Malcolm X collaborator and poet Maya Angelou, former AFL-CIO boss John J. Sweeney, and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founding director John Hamilton Adams. President Clinton gave medals to Jesse Jackson Sr. and Huerta’s labor organizing colleague Cesar Chavez.
The U.S. Navy took things with Chavez a step further, deciding to name a cargo ship after him. Chavez reportedly came up with the Obama campaign slogan, “Yes, we can!” Chavez’s union, the United Farm Workers, used the saying he coined as its official motto. (In Spanish, “¡Sí se puede!”)

Monday, May 28, 2012

How Can Anyone Be A Birther?

May 25, 2012 by  

How Can Anyone Be A Birther?
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According to the White House, this is Barack Obama's "official" birth certificate.
“Birther” is a term the mainstream media have put on those who question whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is, therefore, eligible to hold the office of President. The MSM mean it as a derisive term. After all, no higher authority than Snopes.com has validated Obama’s citizenship.
So how can anyone believe Obama was born anywhere but Hawaii?
It certainly can’t be because Obama’s paternal step-grandmother once made the claim that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya, and that she was present at the birth.
It certainly can’t be because a Kenyan newspaper, the Sunday Standard, published an article in 2004 with the headline “Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate.”
It certainly can’t be because The Nigerian Observer published an article in November 2008 about how Kenyan-born Senator Barack Obama was the favorite to win the U.S. Presidential race.
It certainly can’t be because there are a number of other articles that say he is Kenya-born.
It certainly can’t be because an investigation by the Kenyan National Security Intelligence Service into claims Obama might be Kenyan-born determined relevant documents had been removed or were missing.
It certainly can’t be because the State of Hawaii has refused all requests — including multiple attempts from Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s cold case posse — to release an original long-form birth certificate.
It certainly can’t be because of the many flaws found in the “official” birth certificate released by the White House last April.
It certainly can’t be because, if Obama himself is to be believed, his father’s Kenyan and British citizenship denies “natural-born” status and precludes Obama from serving.
It certainly can’t be because the Kenyan ambassador said it’s well-known that Obama was born in Kenya.
It certainly can’t be because Michelle Obama once called Kenya Obama’s “home country.”
It certainly can’t be because Arpaio’s investigative team has discovered that official records of inbound U.S. flights from the week of Obama’s supposed birth are missing from the National Archives.
It certainly can’t be because, as Breitbart.com released last week, Obama’s authorized biography from his literary agent in 1991 said Obama was born in Kenya, and that the biography remained that way through subsequent reprintings into 2007.
It certainly can’t be that he’s using a Social Security number issued from the State of Connecticut in either 1976 or 1977 even though he has never claimed to reside there and held his first job at a Hawaii Baskin-Robbins. This is one of a number — as many as 16 by some counts — of Social Security numbers that can be linked to Obama and his aliases.
And it certainly can’t have anything to do with the fact that Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett bowed to political pressure and changed his tune on Obama’s eligibility even before he had opened the email from Hawaii because he “was confident it contained the information he asked for.”
This birther nonsense is silly. No rational, thinking person could ever doubt that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Security researcher: I found secret reprogramming backdoors in Chinese microprocessors

By at 5:58 am Monday, May 28

Sergei Skorobogatov, a postdoc in the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge has written up claims that reprogammable microchips from China contained secret back-doors that can be used to covertly insert code:
Claims were made by the intelligence agencies around the world, from MI5, NSA and IARPA, that silicon chips could be infected. We developed breakthrough silicon chip scanning technology to investigate these claims. We chose an American military chip that is highly secure with sophisticated encryption standard, manufactured in China. Our aim was to perform advanced code breaking and to see if there were any unexpected features on the chip. We scanned the silicon chip in an affordable time and found a previously unknown backdoor inserted by the manufacturer. This backdoor has a key, which we were able to extract. If you use this key you can disable the chip or reprogram it at will, even if locked by the user with their own key. This particular chip is prevalent in many systems from weapons, nuclear power plants to public transport. In other words, this backdoor access could be turned into an advanced Stuxnet weapon to attack potentially millions of systems. The scale and range of possible attacks has huge implications for National Security and public infrastructure.
Key features of our technology:
* scans silicon/hardware for backdoors, Trojans and unexpected behaviour
* low cost
* very fast result turnaround time
* high portability
* adaptable - scale up to include many types of chip
Further funding is needed for us to progress to testing further silicon chips and to develop better search algorithms which would allow us to detect possible spy systems or vulnerabilities in a greater range of systems.
Currently there is no economical or timely way of ascertaining if a manufacturer's specifications have been altered during the manufacturing process (99% of chips are manufactured in China), or indeed if the specifications themselves contain a deliberately inserted potential threat.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

OBAMA'S GIVEAWAY: OIL-RICH ALASKAN ISLANDS TO RUSSIA

Exclusive: Joe Miller sounds alarm over deal to put land in hands of Putin's Kremlin

By Joe Miller,  May 21, 21012
The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to frustrate America’s strategic interests. In the face of all of this, Obama insists on cutting back U.S. oil potential with outrageous restrictions.
Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program that directly threatens my state’s sovereign territory. Obama’s State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin.
The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The Russians are also to get the tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands. The Department of Interior estimates billions of barrels of oil are at stake.
The State Department has undertaken the giveaway in the guise of a maritime boundary agreement between Alaska and Siberia. Astoundingly, our federal government itself drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side. But as an executive agreement, it could be reversed with the stroke of a pen by President Obama or Secretary Clinton.
The agreement was negotiated in total secrecy. The state of Alaska was not allowed to participate in the negotiations, nor was the public given any opportunity for comment. This is despite the fact the Alaska Legislature has passed resolutions of opposition – but the State Department doesn’t seem to care.
The imperiled Arctic Ocean islands include Wrangel, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta. Wrangel became American in 1881 with the landing of the U.S. Revenue Marine ship Thomas Corwin. The landing party included the famed naturalist John Muir. It is 3,000 square miles in size.
Northwest of Wrangel are the DeLong Islands, named for George Washington DeLong, the captain of USS Jeannette. Also in 1881, he discovered and claimed these three islands for the United States. He named them for the voyage co-sponsor, New York City newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett. The ship’s crew received a hero’s welcome back in Washington, and Congress awarded them gold medals.

Obama Embarrassed in Kentucky, Arkansas Primaries

Main stream media missed this huge story!

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Four in ten Democratic voters chose someone other than President Obama on Tuesday in primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky.
In Arkansas, John Wolfe — a perennial, long-shot candidate — took 41 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, with 71 percent of precincts reporting. Obama came in just under 60 percent. The Associated Press did not call the race for Obama until close to midnight.
And in Kentucky, 42 percent of Democrats chose “uncommitted” rather than cast a vote for the incumbent president. Obama took 58 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

U.S. Government Questioned Obama’s Citizenship When He Was 5

 May 23, 2012 By  

Barack Obama between flags SC 300x168 U.S. government questioned Obamas citizenship when He was 5
President Obama’s literary agent is not the only one who was confused over the politician’s birthplace.
The U.S. government is on record questioning President Obama’s citizenship status as early as when he was 5 years old, stating it lacked documentation to determine his citizenship.
The citizenship inquiry dated back to 1966, when Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was attempting to secure a waiver so her second husband, Indonesian citizen Lolo Soetoro, could return to the country after his visa had expired.
Dunham separated from her first husband, Barack Obama Sr., in 1963 when the future president was 2 years old. Dunham and Obama Sr. are reported to have divorced in 1964.
In 1965 in Hawaii, Dunham married Soetoro, an Indonesian, and moved to Indonesia in October 1967.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Antowann Davis could be Obama’s son you know?


Hate crime? Black 30 year old Antowann Davis takes butcher knife randomly stabs 29 year old Martha Jones at Target store in Dallas

obama-sonAntowann Davis could be Obama’s son you know? Like Trayvon Martin could have been? Only because he’s black like Martin, could Antowann Davis be Obama’s son. None of the recent victims of black hate crimes on whites ever are mentioned as possible Obama sons. Here is yet another hate crime that will get ignored by the national pink slime media. A 29 year old (white) Dallas women named Martha Jones was randomly singled out and stabbed with a butcher knife “allegedly” by 30 year old Antowann Davis. Court documents say Martha Jones lost a lot of blood after the stabbing and is still in the hospital., she was able to call for help and provide security a good description of the suspect. Dallas police arrested Davis a block away. This just adds to the string of black hate crimes on whites and Hispanics since the Trayvon Martin shooting that the pink slime media has ignored.

5 to 8 could be Obama’s sons attack white man leaving permanent damage to face while yelling TRAYVON – national media silent
Black male shoots and kills 29 year old ‘white-Hispanic’ Daniel Adkins who had mental capacity of a 12-year-old
Black mob beat white tourist in Baltimore – laughs and steals his belongings
Tyrone Woodfork accused of first-degree murder, severely beating an elderly couple – 85 year old female dies, 90 year old male dies days later
2 blacks attack Matthew Owens with chairs, pipes and paint cans, leaving him in critical condition then declaring “Now thats justice for Trayvon.”
Three blacks beat to death Marine and Iraq War Veteran
Two Virginia Pilot reporters attacked by black mob – paper covers up story for two weeks
Four blacks beat young U.S. Army soldier in South Tampa Florida

Thursday, May 17, 2012

GOP probe uncovers deal between Obama and drug companies

May 16, 2012 12:31pm

byPhilip Klein Senior Editorial Writer
  2012 Washington Examiner
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Three years ago, President Obama cut a secret deal with pharmaceutical company lobbyists to secure the industry’s support for his national health care law. Despite Obama’s promises during his campaign to run a transparent administration, the deal has been shrouded in mystery ever since. But internal emails obtained by House Republicans now provide evidence that a deal was struck and GOP investigators are promising to release more details in the coming weeks.
“What the hell?” White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, who is now Obama’s campaign manager, complained to a lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in January 15, 2010 email. “This wasn’t part of our deal.”
This reference to “our deal” came two months before the final passage of Obamacare in an email with the subject line, “FW: TAUZIN EMAIL.” At the time, Billy Tauzin was president and CEO of PhRMA.
The email was uncovered as part of investigation into Obama’s closed-door health care negotiations launched by the House Energy and Commerce committee’s oversight panel.
“In the coming weeks the Committee intends to show what the White House agreed to do as part of its deal with the pharmaceutical industry and how the full details of this agreement were kept from both the public and the House of Representatives,” the committee’s Republican members wrote in a memo today.
On June 20, 2009, Obama released a terse 296-word statement announcing a deal between pharmaceutical companies and the Senate that didn’t mention any involvement by the White House.
 “The investigation has determined that the White House, primarily through Office of Health Reform Director Nancy Ann DeParle and Messina, with involvement from Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, was actively engaged in these negotiations while the role of Congress was limited,” the committee members wrote. “For example, three days before the June 20 statement, the head of PhRMA promised Messina, ‘we will deliver a final yes to you by morning.’ Meanwhile, Ms. DeParle all but confirmed that half of the Legislative Branch was shut out in an email to a PhRMA representative: ‘I think we should have included the House in the discussions, but maybe we never would have gotten anywhere if we had.’”

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wikileaks reveals Democrat 2008 election crimes

Exclusive: Andrea Shea King links to ballot scandal, other online news

The latest activity by Wikileaks dumped some 5 million emails and documents hacked from the database of Stratfor Intelligence. The emails reveal Democrats’ effort to steal the 2008 election.
Shocking revelations from a Wikileaks document dump show the Democrat Party committed a felony when it stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election.
A memo further revealed that the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson was paid a handsome figure to keep his mouth shut about candidate Obama, a man for whom he had little regard.
The same internal memo revealed that Obama’s campaign was taking Russian money surreptitiously. The memo:
From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com]
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 7:41 AM
To: secure@stratfor.com
Subject: Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do
Not Forward **
** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **
1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”.
2) It appears the Dems “made a donation” to Rev. Jesse (no, they would never do that!) to keep his yap shut after his diatribe about the Jews and Israel. A little bird told me it was a “nice six-figure donation”. This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
3) The hunt is on for the sleezy Russian money into O-mans coffers. A smoking gun has already been found. Will get more on this when the time is right. My source was too giddy to continue. Can you say Clinton and ChiCom funny money? This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
Wikileaks last week began disclosing the emails obtained by WikiLeaks and hacktivist group Anonymous that expose the dirty dealings and election tampering done by Democratic Party operatives and the Obama campaign.
Stratfor, under the leadership of founder and Chief Executive George Friedman, counts Fortune 500 corporations and federal government agencies and the military among its subscribers. In a statement, Stratfor said it had built “good sources” in many countries, “as any publisher of global geopolitical analysis would do.”
In a published report, a second Wikileaks email indicated that 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided not to pursue legal action against the Democrats for engaging in voter fraud, believing that to do so would have thrown the country into civil unrest, and thus let the matter drop.
Emails between Stratfor staffers indicate that McCain’s actions were viewed as baffling, to say the least.
In other related news, the man believed to have provided much information to Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, was suggested to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A Censored Race War

The media ignore racially motivated black-on-white crime.
By Thomas Sowell

When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might sound like news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn’t.
The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep it under the rug.
Similar episodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls, or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug.In Milwaukee, for example, an attack on whites at a public park a few years ago left many of the victims battered to the ground and bloody. But when the police arrived on the scene, it became clear that the authorities wanted to keep this quiet.



One 22-year-old woman, who had been robbed of her cell phone and debit card, and had blood streaming down her face, said, “About 20 of us stayed to give statements and make sure everyone was accounted for. The police wouldn’t listen to us, they wouldn’t take our names or statements. They told us to leave. It was completely infuriating.”
The police chief seemed determined to head off any suggestion that this was a racially motivated attack by saying that crime is color-blind. Officials elsewhere have said similar things.
A wave of such attacks in Chicago were reported, but not the race of the attackers or victims. Media outlets that do not report the race of people committing crimes nevertheless report racial disparities in imprisonment and write heated editorials blaming the criminal-justice system.
What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places. If there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when one of the races outnumbers the other several times over.
It may be understandable that some people want to head off such a catastrophe, either by not reporting the attacks in this race war, or by not identifying the race of those attacking, or by insisting that the attacks were not racially motivated — even when the attackers themselves voice anti-white invective as they laugh at their bleeding victims.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Georgia did it!

Georgia Gov Signs Historical Display Law Allowing Ten Commandments to be Posted in All Government and School Buildings

Foundations of America Law and GovernmentOver the past couple of decades, atheists and liberal legals like the ACLU have been systematically forcing the removal of the Ten Commandments from government buildings including public schools.  They’ve used the premise of a supposed separation of church and state to rid the hallowed halls of government and education of the laws that God gave Moses on Mt Horeb (Sinai).
However, Christians and conservatives have learned from the court rulings that yanked the nails holding up the displays of the Ten Commandments out of the walls.  The courts said that the Ten Commandments could not be displayed alone in schools or government buildings because it represented a religion, but if it was displayed with other documents as part of the historical display, then it was legal to do so.
In 2006, the Georgia legislature passed The Foundations of America Law and Government bill that would allow a display of historical documents in courthouses.  The displays consisted of the Declaration of Independence, the National Motto, the Preamble of the Georgia State Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Mayflower Compact, Magna Carta, a description of Lady Justice and the Ten Commandments.
The bill was challenged in court and was ruled to be a legal display since it contained various documents of historical significance and not a religious display.  Since the The Foundations of America Law and Government bill stood up in court, the state legislature amended the 2006 law to expand the displays from the courthouses to all government buildings which includes schools and even prisons.  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal readily signed the newly amended bill.
The one provision of the bill is that the display cannot be purchased with government funds, they must be privately paid for and then donated to the respectful building or institution for display.
I would hope and pray that every other state in the country would follow Georgia’s example and pass similar pieces of legislation in their states so that private concerned citizens can work towards getting similar displays up in every school and courthouse in the land.

IN GOD WE TRUST

I THINK THIS GUY HAS IT ALL COVERED. I COULDN'T SPOT ANYTHING HE LEFT OUT.

Amen to this, I can't think of a thing I'd change about his statements.

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I am the Democratic Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare.

I am a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, American Veteran, Gun Owning, Biker. I am a Master leather worker. I work hard with my hands to earn a living.

I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don't push it on others.

I ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles and drive American-made cars. I believe in American made products and buy them whenever I can.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and not some liberal governmental functionary, Democratic or Republican, that wants to share it with others who don't work!

I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!

I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer; it makes you a smart American.

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything. Get over it!

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac or any other item, you should do it in English.
I believe there should be no other language option.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.

My heroes are Malcolm Forbes, Bill Gates, John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Willie G. Davidson, who makes the awesome Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.

I've never owned a slave, nor was I a slave. I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither have you!

I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!

This is AMERICA ...We like it the way it is and more so the way it was, so stop trying to change it to look like Russia

or China, or some other socialist country!

If you were born here and don't like it; you are free to move to any Socialist country
that will have you.  Massachusetts started the ball rolling.  Keep it going.

I believe it is time to really clean house starting with the White House, the seat of our biggest problems.

I want to know which church is it, exactly, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches;
where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution?

Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I also think the cops have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless
of what color you are, but not just because you happen to ride a bike.

And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my driver's license. I think it's good....
And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who
should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next
four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
Get a job and do your part to support yourself and your family!

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents....

I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think!

I believe the American flag should be the only National one allowed in AMERICA !

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.... We want our country back!

My Country..... I hope this offends all illegal aliens.
My great, great, great, great grandfather watched and bled as his friends died in the Revolution & the War of 1812.
My great, great, great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Mexican American War.
My great, great grandfather watched as his friends & brothers died in the Civil War.
My great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Spanish-American War.
My grandfather watched as his friends died in WW I.
My father watched as his friends died in WW II.
I watched as my friends died in Vietnam , Panama & Desert Storm.
My son watched & bled as his friends died in Afghanistan and Iraq .

None of them died for the Mexican Flag. Everyone died for the American flag.

Texas high school students raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole, other students took it down.
Guess who was expelled...the students who took it down.

California high school students were sent home on Cinco de Mayo, because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.

Enough is enough!

This message needs to be viewed by every American, and every American needs to stand up for America.
We've bent over backwards to appease the America-haters long enough. I'm taking a stand.
I'm standing up for the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars
for this country, and for the American flag.

If you agree, stand up with me. If you disagree, please let me know.  I will gladly remove you from my e-mail list.
And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.  AMERICANS, stop giving away Your RIGHTS !

Let me make this clear! THIS IS MY COUNTRY !  This statement DOES NOT mean I'm against immigration!
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN MY COUNTRY, welcome to come legally:
1. Get  a sponsor !
2. Learn the LANGUAGE, as immigrants have in the past !
3. Live by OUR rules !
4. Get a job !
5. Pay YOUR Taxes !
6. Expect no Social Security until you have earned it and Paid for it !
7. NOW, find a place to lay your head !

If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone, then YOU'RE  PART OF THE PROBLEM !

We've gone so far the other way . . .  bent over backwards not to offend anyone. Only AMERICANS seems to care when
American Citizens are being offended ! WAKE UP America ! ! !

If you do not Pass this on, may your fingers cramp !  Made in the U S A & DARN PROUD OF IT!!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Democrat Party and their uses of the "race" card

Soros-Funded Alinsky Smear Machine Invades Congress

Posted by   on May 14th, 2012 


Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion

George Soros is behind a newly uncovered effort to teach Democratic congressmen how to smear their opponents as racist.
Last week House Democrats invited the radical, left-wing, Soros-financed group called the Center for Social Inclusion “to address the issue of race to defend government programs,” according to documentation reviewed by Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner.
“The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious,” Gehrke writes.
According to Gehrke, trainer Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion blasted “conservative messages [that are] racially ‘coded’ and had images of people of color that we commonly see used” and suggested ways to combat Republicans’ supposedly racially-coded rhetoric.
Facts don’t matter in Wiley’s estimation. “It’s emotional connection, not rational connection that we need,” she said.
Wiley offered that Newt Gingrich calling Obama a “food stamp president,” cannot be “a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.” In other words, all criticism of Obama is rooted in racism.
Wiley, a so-called civil rights attorney, is the daughter of the late George Wiley, the leader of the now-defunct National Welfare Rights Organization. NWRO created ACORN in 1970 and President Obama worked for ACORN in his community organizing days, as I note in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.
Maya Wiley also did consulting work for two of Soros’s philanthropies, the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Foundation, and now chairs the board of the Tides network of nonprofits.
The radicalism of Wiley shines brightly on the website of the Center for Social Inclusion. “For more than a quarter century, right-wing rhetoric has dominated debates of racial justice – undermining efforts to create a more equal society, and tearing apart the social safety net in the process,” the propaganda portal opines. Of course only a Marxist with an agenda would argue that “right-wing rhetoric” has somehow torn apart the ever-expanding social safety net. About $16 trillion has been spent on the doomed War on Poverty since it was launched in the mid-1960s and President Obama wants to waste another $10 trillion more.
The Center for Social Inclusion, an Orwellian name if ever there was one, practices the same pathological mixture of Marxism and identity politics that President Obama was raised on. The group was founded based on the assumption that America is an evil structurally racist country that systematically oppresses everyone who is not Caucasian.

Obama Is 'Shaking His Fist' at God


Franklin Graham: Obama Is 'Shaking His Fist' at God

Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, believes President Barack Obama defied God by changing his stance on gay marriage.
"President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage," Franklin Graham said in a statement on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
The president has proclaimed his Christian faith several times, and before taking office said he thought marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
Over the years, Obama gradually changed his tone on the issue, finally stating in an interview with ABC News Wednesday that his stance had fully "evolved" to support same-sex marriage.
"It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more," Graham added.
The well-known evangelist and leader of Samaritan's Purse lives in North Carolina, where voters approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only the union between one man and one woman.
"While the move to pass amendments defining marriage is relatively new, the definition of marriage is 8,000 years old and was defined not by man, but by God Himself," Graham said.
He added that there's no need for marriage to be defined by by presidents or polls, governors or the media
"This is a sad day for America. May God help us," Graham concluded.
Franklin Graham has criticized President Obama's policies in the past.  Earlier this year, he said Obama "seemed to be more concerned about Muslims than Christians"
The president said he changed his mind on gay marriage after talking with friends and family -- even his two daughters.

Hush Money to Silence Rev. Wright

Report: Obama Campaign Offered Hush Money to Silence Rev. Wright

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A new, unauthorized biography of President Obama by Edward Klein claims supporters close to then-candidate Barack Obama attempted to pay off firebrand minister Jeremiah Wright during the 2004 campaign.
At the time, Wright’s angry, often anti-American sermons were threatening to do serious damage to Obama’s candidacy. Obama was ultimately forced to confront it by formally leaving Wright’s church and talking about race in a major speech.
Writing in the New York Post, Klein quotes extensively from an interview in which Wright describes the attempt to buy him off. The deal was to keep Wright from preaching and out of the media spotlight until the election.
‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told Klein. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“Who sent the e-mail?” Klein asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”

Like another 9/11

Black Pastor: Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement Like Another 9/11

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Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, wrote in a blog on May 9 that Obama’s statements is worthy of incurring wrath of biblical proportions.
From McKissic’s blog:
“President Obama has betrayed the Bible and the Black Church with his endorsement of same-sex marriage. The Bible is crystal clear on this subject, and the Black Church strongly opposes same-sex marriage. His endorsement is an inadvertent attack on the Christian Faith. America is now a candidate for the same judgment received by Sodom and Gomorrah. This was a sad, sad day and a very bad decision, by our beloved President. The moral impact of this day and decision is equal to the military impact of AL-Queda when they attacked the Twin Towers on 911. Today’s announcement is a moral earthquake equivalent to a tsunami or hurricane that will have far more devastating results than Katrina.”
McKissic’s stance mirrors that of many other Black church leaders who feel Obama’s support of gay marriage is a direct slight to one of the major tenets of the Christian faith.

What else you don’t know about Obama boyhood

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Although the Washington Post this past week featured an extensive profile of Mitt Romney’s high school days, which alleged the presidential hopeful engaged in bullying, the news media has yet to probe important aspects of Obama’s early education that may evidence later radical ties.
In 2009, WND exposed Obama’s attendance in a church Sunday school that espouses far-left politics and served as a sanctuary for draft dodgers from the Students for a Democratic Society during the time Bill Ayers was a leader in that organization.
WND had caught up with Rev. Mike Young, pastor of First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, who affirmed the congregation where Obama attended Sunday school as a boy has “always” been involved in political activism.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Obama's former doctor

Jarrett Stepman

President Obama's former doctor claims that the president lacks passion, feeling and humanity

by Jarrett Stepman
05/11/2012

In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obama’s physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the president’s health care plan and says that President Obama has an “academic detachment” that he could never break through.

The doctor fears that if the health care plan is “the failure” he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come.

These are only a few of many reveals in Klein’s book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine that people fear, but an amateur with a messianic complex who is completely out of his depth.
In an exclusive preview of The Amateur by Human Events, Obama’s longtime physician reveals the lack of humanity in Obama’s character and carelessness with which he enacted the entirely politicized health insurance reform, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called ObamaCare.

Scheiner said that he believes the president miscalculated politically and that the health reform is ultimately doomed to fail. Worse, Scheiner doubts the character of a man who holds the highest and most influential office in America: “I think there is too much of the University of Chicago in him. By which I mean he’s academic, lacks passion and feeling, and doesn’t have the sense of humanity that I expected.”

The author, Klein, later in the book, compares Obama’s personality to early the 20th Century progressive president, Woodrow Wilson. By quoting the historian Forrest McDonald, who called Wilson’s perception of himself, “little short of Messianic,” Klein says that McDonald’s description of Wilson “fits Obama to a T.”

The Amateur is set to be released Tuesday, May 15. It is published by Regnery Publishing, owned by Eagle Publishing, which also owns Human Events.

In the chapter titled, “Hollow at the Core,” Obama’s former physician, who is a liberal, blasts the president for being uncaring, and perhaps worse, incompetent.

“He has no cost control. There would be no effective cost control,” said Scheiner. “The [Congressional Budget Office] said it’s going to be incredibly expensive… and the thing that I’m incredibly worried about is, if it is a failure that I think it will be, then health reform will be set back a long, long time.”

Scheiner said that the Obama administration neglected the advice of real physicians and instead decided to let political operatives craft Obama’s signature health care law. People like Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, were the kinds of medical people that the White House consulted.

“Ezekiel is a medical oncologist, not a general physician,” said Scheiner.

The point that Scheiner was trying to make is that President Obama lacks the ability to understand the critical role of the doctor to patient interaction just as he fails to connect to people personally.

“My main objection to Barack Obama is that he is a great speaker and a lousy communicator. He isn’t getting his message across to people. He isn’t showing that he really cares. To this day he hasn’t communicated with members of Congress.”

Scheiner and other interviewees in The Amateur believe that President Obama has been a failure as a president, that he has failed to live up to the hype and has left a trail of betrayals in his wake.
Although Obama and Scheiner did not have a close relationship, Scheiner was clearly upset by how he was cut off when Obama became president.

“Obama invited his barber to his inauguration—his barber! But I wasn’t invited. Believe me, that hurt.”

Friday, May 4, 2012

Home Owners Across the Nation Sue All Bank Servicers and Their Offshore Havens


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April 23, 2012, 12:01 a.m. EDT

Home Owners Across the Nation Sue All Bank Servicers and Their Offshore Havens; Spire Law Officially Announces Filing of Landmark Lawsuit

Largest International Money Laundering Network in History Formed During Obama Administration; U.S. Banks' Theft of Home Owners' Money Laundered Through Cayman Islands, Isle of Man and Numerous Offshore-Based Affiliates

NEW YORK, NY, Apr 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- In a lawsuit alleged to involve the largest money laundering network in United States history, Spire Law Group, LLP -- on behalf of home owners across the Country -- has filed a mass tort action in the Supreme Court of New York, County of Kings. Home owners across the country have sued every major bank servicer and their subsidiaries -- formed in countries known as havens for money laundering such as the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man, Luxembourg and Malaysia -- alleging that while the Obama Administration was publicly encouraging loan modifications for home owners, it was privately ratifying the formation of these shell companies in violation of the United States Patriot Act, and State and Federal law. The case further alleges that through these obscure foreign companies, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, Citigroup, One West Bank, and numerous other federally chartered banks stole hundreds of millions of dollars of home owners' money during the last decade and then laundered it through offshore companies. The complaint, Index No. 500827, was filed by Spire Law Group, LLP, and several of the Firm's affiliates and partners across the United States.
Far from being ambiguous, this is a complaint that "names names." Indeed, the lawsuit identifies specific companies and the offshore countries used in this enormous money laundering scheme. Federally Chartered Banks' theft of money and their utilization of offshore tax haven subsidiaries represent potential FDIC violations, violations of New York law, and countless other legal wrongdoings under state and federal law.
"The laundering of trillions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money -- and the wrongful taking of the homes of those taxpayers -- was known by the Administration and expressly supported by it. Evidence uncovered by the plaintiffs revealed that the Administration ignored its own agencies' reports -- and reports from the Department of Homeland Security -- about this situation, dating as far back as 2010. Worse, the Administration purported to endorse a 'national bank settlement' without disclosing or having any public discourse whatsoever about the thousands of foreign tax havens now wholly owned by our nation's banks. Fortunately, no home owner is bound to enter into this fraudulent bank settlement," stated Eric J. Wittenberg of Columbus, Ohio -- a noted trial lawyer, author and student of US history -- on behalf of plaintiffs in the case.
The suing home owners reveal how deeply they were defrauded by bank and governmental corruption -- and are suing for conversion, larceny, fraud, and for violations of other provisions of New York state law committed by these financial institutions and their offshore counterparts.
This lawsuit explains why loans were, in general, rarely modified after 2009. It explains why the entire bank crisis worsened, crippling the economy of the United States and stripping countless home owners of their piece of the American dream. It is indeed a fact that the Administration has spent far more money stopping bank investigations, than they have investigating them. When the Administration's agencies (like the FDIC) blew the whistle, their reports were ignored.
The case is styled Abeel v. Bank of America, etc., et al. -- and includes such entities as ML Banderia Cayman BRL Inc., ML Whitby Luxembourg S.A.R.L. and J.P Morgan Asset Management Luxembourg S.A. -- as well as hundreds of other obscure offshore entities somehow "owned" by federally chartered banks and formed "under the nose" of the Administration and the FDIC.
Commenting further on the case, Mr. Wittenberg stated: "As if it is not bad enough that banks collect money and do not credit it to homeowners' accounts, and as if it is not bad enough that those banks then foreclose when they know they do not have a legally enforceable interest in the realty, we now learn that they have been operating under unbridled free reign given by the Administration and some states' Attorneys General in formulating this international money laundering network. Now that the light of day has been shined on it, I believe we can all rest assured that the beginning of the end of the bank crisis has arrived."
All United States home owners may have the right to bring a lawsuit of this kind if they paid money to a national bank servicer during the years 2003 through 2009.
One lawyer impacted by the corruption -- Mitchell J. Stein, who formerly represented the FDIC, the RTC and the FSLIC during the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1990s, and who predicted all of the foregoing in open court two years ago -- commented: "Two years ago, I remarked in open court to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, as well as to legislators including Senator Dianne Feinstein's office during a multitude of in-person meetings, that the ongoing violations of the Patriot Act by these financial institutions was outrageous and a breach of the public trust of unprecedented proportions," said Stein.
"The size and scope of this misconduct -- stretching to far-away islands never before having standing as approved United States Bank affiliates -- is remarkable and emblematic of what we have seen," he continued. "The bank crisis represents the height of corruption and brazen behavior where our historically trusted financial institutions have no qualms about breaking the law, because they have the Administration behind them. Banks do well enough when they operate lawfully without needing to be permitted to operate as criminal enterprises that steal money from United States citizens."
Additional plaintiffs' counsel Nicholas M. Moccia commented: "Having been in the trenches of the bank crisis for years, I always knew that the misconduct was being conducted by a network. When I started litigating against banks, however, I could have never imagined that it would be this extensive. I look forward to taking discovery of these thousands of obscure foreign entities and to obtaining for homeowners their constitutionally entitled injuries for this international ring of theft and deception."
Comments were requested from the Attorney Generals' offices in NY, CA, NV, and MA and the White House, but no comment was provided.
About Spire Law Group
Spire Law Group, LLP is a national law firm whose motto is "the public should be protected -- at all costs -- from corruption in whatever form it presents itself." The Firm is comprised of lawyers nationally with more than 250-years of experience in a span of matters ranging from representing large corporations and wealthy individuals, to also representing the masses. The Firm is at the front lines litigating against government officials, banks, defunct loan pools, and now the very offshore entities where the corruption was enabled and perpetrated.
        
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        James N. Fiedler, Esq.
        Managing Partner
        Spire Law Group, LLP
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SOURCE: Spire Law Group, LLP

Lawsuit implicates Big Banks and Obama in money laundering scheme

Landmark Lawsuit by US Home Owners Implicates Obama and Big Banks in Massive Global Laundering Scheme

5th May 2012
By Madison Ruppert
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A new lawsuit, which is bordering on the unbelievable, implicates the Obama administration and some of the world’s largest banks in the largest international money laundering case in history.
This global money laundering network was allegedly formed during the Obama administration and helped banks rob U.S. home owners through offshore affiliates in infamous tax havens and money laundering hubs like the Cayman Island, Isle of Man, Luxembourg and Malaysia.
A press release published by Marketwatch (a website owned by the Wall Street Journal) via Marketwire on April 23, 2012, by America’s Spire Law Group, revealed that a mass tort action on behalf of home owners across the United States has been filed in the Supreme Court of New York, County of Kings.
The release states that the suit implicates every major bank servicer and their subsidiaries, as well as the Obama administration which allegedly was privately ratifying the formation of shell corporations in violation of not only the USA PATRIOT Act, but also State and Federal law as well.
This is all while the administration was very publicly encouraging home owners to modify their loans.
The suit, which has been assigned Index No. 500827 and was filed by the Spire Law Group and their affiliates and partners throughout the United States, also alleges that Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Bank, Citibank, Citigroup, One West Bank, among other federally chartered banks stole hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. home owners through little-known offshore companies.
The money was then laundered through offshore corporations, and surprisingly the suit is quite explicit in identifying specific companies as well as the countries they are located in which were used to help defraud huge sums of money from Americans.
These activities are violations of the guidelines of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), New York state law, not to mention other states as well as federal law.
Columbus, Ohio-based trial lawyer and author Eric J. Wittenberg made some quite heated statements on behalf of the plaintiffs in the case.
“The laundering of trillions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money — and the wrongful taking of the homes of those taxpayers — was known by the Administration and expressly supported by it. Evidence uncovered by the plaintiffs revealed that the Administration ignored its own agencies’ reports — and reports from the Department of Homeland Security — about this situation, dating as far back as 2010,” Wittenberg said.
“Worse, the Administration purported to endorse a ‘national bank settlement’ without disclosing or having any public discourse whatsoever about the thousands of foreign tax havens now wholly owned by our nation’s banks. Fortunately, no home owner is bound to enter into this fraudulent bank settlement,” he added.
The many home owners involved in the case are suing these major financial institutions and their foreign allies not only for fraud and larceny but also for conversion and violations of provisions of New York state law and other laws.
If this lawsuit is what they are making it out to be, there could be a great deal of incredibly important information brought to light.
The press release states, “
This lawsuit explains why loans were, in general, rarely modified after 2009. It explains why the entire bank crisis worsened, crippling the economy of the United States and stripping countless home owners of their piece of the American dream. It is indeed a fact that the Administration has spent far more money stopping bank investigations, than they have investigating them. When the Administration’s agencies (like the FDIC) blew the whistle, their reports were ignored.”
“As if it is not bad enough that banks collect money and do not credit it to homeowners’ accounts, and as if it is not bad enough that those banks then foreclose when they know they do not have a legally enforceable interest in the realty, we now learn that they have been operating under unbridled free reign given by the Administration and some states’ Attorneys General in formulating this international money laundering network,” Wittenberg said.
“Now that the light of day has been shined on it, I believe we can all rest assured that the beginning of the end of the bank crisis has arrived,” he added.
All I can say is I hope he is right. This is truly one of the most astounding cases which has come to light in recent history, to say the least.
If this case is successful it could very well mean a major blow to the entire corrupt global financial system.
About the Author
Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis database End The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. He is available for podcast and radio interviews.

Wisdom of Lao Tzu

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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
To see things in the seed, that is genius.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
He who is contented is rich.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
To lead people walk behind them.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.”
Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.
When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
Silence is a source of great strength.
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
The words of truth are always paradoxical.
Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Be the chief but never the lord.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Born to be wild – live to outgrow it.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
From caring comes courage.
From wonder into wonder existence opens.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

The myth of progress

 The false worldview of liberal progressives

The liberal-progressive program of the last two centuries is to change human nature through political and social reforms — and thus achieve progress. Some of the reforms have been for the good. Some have caused more harm than good. But essential human nature has stayed the same.

If human nature is pliable like soft putty and is easily corrupted by urban life, it can be changed for the better if the environment of urban life is improved. If man is naturally good and has the means to change his nature, then progress is inevitable.

Progress towards what? A future utopia. If there is no utopia at the end of the road, the concept of progress loses its meaning. Without the idea of progress, mere "change" has no inherent value. Nineteenth century liberal-progressivism was filled with imaginary utopias. The hope it engendered supplied the energy to push through countless reforms and filled the air with a fever for change.

The whole idea of "progress" and "utopia" is a myth. Human nature has not improved one whit. Communist regimes were committed to changing human nature, had the resources of dictatorship to force the project through, and were not shy about using dire methods. The results were horrible. Millions died. The human nature of the survivors was not perfected as promised. Their spirits were crushed and mangled. Their minds were haunted by flashbacks to horror. Their families were scattered. Their culture was ruined. So much for the "proletarian worker's paradise."

Human nature is intractable. It cannot be forced to change in its essential nature by blunt human instruments. It can be refined along certain lines by a high culture. But only divine grace can work a deep and fundamental transformation — and that seems limited to specially susceptible individuals. Man's essential design is set by the Creator and we are stuck with it. The nature of man cannot be changed and the fall of man cannot be reversed by a social program.

With the exception of a few philosophers, most liberal progressives were vague about what their utopia would be like. The cloudier, more poetic, and more abstract it was, the better. This way each person can fill in the blanks with their own desires and with their own imagination. Such individuals are always carping about "change." They are committed to "progress" and are comfortably fuzzy about their utopia.

A few novelists have fleshed out their happy lands of Shangri-la. Far more have told horror stories about the brave new world. Imaginary utopias are doors to dictatorship. Follow the yellow brick road and Oz looks splendid from a distance. The prospects become more chilling after the high iron gates close behind you.


The false worldview of liberal progressives (exerpted)
May 3, 2012
Fred Hutchison, RenewAmerica analyst