MEMORIAL DAY 2011

Whatever the threat, be it real or a false flag operation, these brave men and women, answer the call to protect their homes, their families, their country. We will always be eternally grateful.

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It is the
VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN,
not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.


It is the

VETERAN who salutes the Flag,
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It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,
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ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
THEM.


God
Bless them all!!!

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Murdering Liberty Killing Hope!

          WHERE’S YOUR LINE IN THE SAND?

HERE’S A DOCUMENTARY THAT WAS RELEASED IN CANADA IN 2004

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Murdering Liberty Killing Hope Read it here today, an eye opener about the false flag operation of 911. The truth must never be allowed to die, no manner how belligerent and threatening they BECOME.

The following pages separate the wheat from the chaff, the strong
from the weak, the wise from the uninformed.
This is a story predicated upon real life. We, the civilian population
of the world are not trained or educated in the finer distinctions
of global finance. Our perception of millions, billions and trillions
of dollars, let alone millions, billions or trillions of ANYTHING is
hopelessly mired in the gunk of enigma. We just don’t get it. In fact
our eyes generally glaze over and we’re ready to move on to the
next subject of study, the next point of distinction whenever anything
larger then a bread-box is mentioned. It’s just human nature.
Add to that vast sums of gold, illegal gold at that, even stolen gold,
national treasury gold, and we seem to want to head for the nearest
exit.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, because the choice is really yours, the
events described in the following pages are true. You see, real life is
a complicated and convoluted mess of various seemingly disjointed
and unconnected events somehow strewn together to make up
the many years we call “our life” and rarely do our lives amount to
anything more then having children, working and enjoying a few
pleasurable moments. We are not the elite. Their lives are things we
imagine for brief moments while we’re busy living our own lives.
These people don’t walk in our footsteps but even more importantly,
we don’t walk in theirs.
Take a walk with me, in theirs …the rest is here, CLICK HERE WILL OPEN IN EBOOK PDF FILE!

The above links open the book in a PDF file format, if you want to read the text without the underlying pictures, which I found difficulty in seeing the text, CLICK HERE!

VOTE RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT 2012 FLORIDA STRAW POLL

In the first leg of a political trifecta, Florida Republicans will conduct a straw poll that could determine the 2012 presidential race.
Some 3,500 state delegates will convene for "Presidency 5" in Orlando to hear the crowded field of GOP contenders debate and to cast the nation’s first significant straw ballots Sept. 22-24.
Hosted by the Republican Party of Florida, the previous four Presidency summits have set the tone for GOP presidential campaigns.
This year’s "P5" comes with particularly high stakes, as the Republican field is both large and amorphous, with no clear front-runner.
And the event prepares the stage for two more big events in Florida: the state’s presidential primary and the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
"The P5 straw poll, early primary and convention could be the trifecta for Florida’s Republican voters signifying its importance as the most coveted Republican purple state in the country," said Brett Doster, a Tallahassee-based political consultant.
Rest of Story here

BIG OIL PROFITS $32 BILLION IN 3 MONTHS!

The Big 5 oil companies just raked in profits of $32 BILLION. IN 3 MONTHS.
But Republicans insist the oil companies need taxpayer subsidies. So Big Oil gets you twice – once at the pump, and again in the paycheck. This corporate welfare has got to end. Now.
Thanks for adding your voice to the more than 40,000 grassroots activists who have signed our petition.Will you now share it with family and friends? We need everyone in this fight.
Just a few days from now the Senate will vote to cut off the taxpayer cash flow. Republicans will try to defend their petroleum pals, so we need you in this fight.
Share our petition with your social networks on
Facebook, or on Twitter. Or you can forward this email and have friends sign the petition here. Big Oil makes obscene profits. They shouldn’t be receiving our tax dollars, too.
Oil companies are doing just fine without our help. Thanks for joining Senate Democrats in cutting off the public infusions of cash and standing up to Republicans.

Guy Cecil

Letter to the Editor-SENATOR BILL NELSON FLORIDA

Click here to visit Senator Bill Nelson's website

Here’s a link to a column I wrote for the St. Petersburg Times; please take a minute to read it over, because it’s about an issue that should be important to everyone who believes in the principle of one-person, one-vote.
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/legislature-has-no-right-making-it-harder-to-vote/1167378

A so-called election reform bill is rapidly making its way through the Florida Legislature, which right now is in the final week of its annual lawmaking session in Tallahassee. If this bill becomes law, it would:

  • Significantly reduce the number of early-voting days;
  • Make voting harder for people who have recently changed their name or address, like, newlyweds or college students; and,
  • Subject voter-registration drives to stiff legal fines, even for inadvertent mistakes.

This is not a partisan issue, and I’m just one of many people and groups that strongly oppose this measure.
The Orlando Sentinel has said “it amounts to … ripping apart election laws” and “weakening democracy.”
The Tampa Tribune has said “this bill isn’t fooling anybody. It’s not about clean elections.”
Florida Today has called it an “assault on the most cherished of American rights.”
The Palm Beach Post has asked that we stop this “assault on all voters.”
But the state Legislature seems poised to pass it. One thing you could still do is
e-mail Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to veto the bill if it reaches his desk. 

As The St. Petersburg Times has said: “Floridians of all political stripes should not stand for it.”

It’s Hard for a Conservative to Accept the 911 TRUTH Complete in it’s Entirety

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Like the JFK assassination, 911 was not what they would have you believe! It was another operation by a segment within the government which no one dares to take on, the military-industrial coalition! The CIA’s ever presence hand in this crime of the century, orchestrated events in order to thwart the multiple investigations that were coming to a completion. The finance centers within these building were the targets, they were destroyed along with all the evidence that had been accumulated and proved the raping of our Nation by the elite. This video is full of facts and may end up boring you, but don’t blame yourself, that’s the way you have been conditioned. Remember, there are detractors whose job is to dissuade you of ever finding out the truth. Their tactics are intimidation, bullying and diversion……

PRIVATIZATION Eisenhower Warned Us About

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Oval Office

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When President Eisenhower gave his farewell address in 1960 he warned the citizenry and future Presidents about the military-industrial complex and their influence. This group has been controlling everything since the end of his term, he saw and knew what they did, and his warnings were not heeded by JFK, who they murdered, and the following Presidents gave them free reign. The military-industrial complex is the ultimate privatization of our government at it’s worst. It has lead others to seek to privatize the rest of the government, there can be nothing less dangerous and foreboding to our way of life.

What should have been making news here in Citrus County, as well as the Nation is only now occurring, ten years after the fact, and it’s only a secondary topic, because of one brave teacher in the Citrus County School system who actually knows what a Democracy is all about. And it’s not about spreading the propaganda line of the government, that’s what the national, corporate controlled, media, does every day, a government whose fourth branch, a non-elected, hidden, non-representative, branch of government which answers to no one, except it’s Corporate Wall Street bankers, the same bankers the people bailed out after they wheeled and deal with our lives and monies causing the depression that we are trying to survive.

There are countless professional groups, including association of Engineers, Airline Pilots, Architects, Senior Military people, Intelligence Officers, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials who question the 9/11 Commission Report, Respected Medical Professionals Launch New 9/11 Truth Group, just recently, and the list is nearly endless. Canadian television has shown documentaries that reveal the lies and deception, these programs have not been able to get licensing here in the states to air.

It is imperative that we push forward the Agenda of Accountability to the Obama Administration for the high treasonable crimes committed by the Bush Administration and all the traitors in Congress who went along for the ride. They left us a world that is filled with hatred toward the United States and its people, while corporate America raped and pillage our natural resources for the bottom line. Is Obama part of this cabal? The jury is still out on that, yet, by his adherence to many of the same doctrines of Bush’s Regime it’s not looking good.

If you call yourself an American, whatever your political leanings you would not hesitate to investigate for yourself the atrocities of these people. Their false flag operation of 911 and the aftermath has left us and the world far worse off than ever before, it is time to call for action, do not let Obama neglect his duty as the commander and chief of our Nation. He must direct, at once, Eric Holder, the Attorney General to reopen the investigation of 911 and all the misdeeds that led up to it.

The truth is unpleasant and not easy to accept, but it doesn’t change the fact of its veracity. Our sons and daughters should have never been sent to war for the benefit of the military-industrial complex and all the people who profit from such enterprises.

TO all the brave men and women who marched off to defend this country and the world from the Japanese aggression and Hitler’s Germany during the Second World War, I thank you, even though others now seem to lessen your sacrifices by abandoning the principles for which you fought, it is a disgrace to their memories that we allowed ourselves to be manipulated and overrun by the corporate monolith that is America today. This blatant disregard for life and focus on obtaining the wealth of the world for its own financial gain, letting nothing stand in its way, whether common sense or the truth. The structure that was created out of necessity to win the war, the military-industrial complex, turned its ugly head around and forgot why it was created in the first place, to preserve Democracy and our way of life in the United States.

To all the brave men and women today who serve, I thank you, and realize you are putting your lives and bodies on the line to preserve the idea that was America and the promise that it once held. It doesn’t make your scarifies any less than those who served before because your serving with the belief that you are still protecting the same United States of America, as your forebears did, it is not your fault that others have manipulated events for their own personal interests and have dramatically change the fabric of our Nation.

There are those in our government who believe that the sacrificing of lives, say 3000, or so, as in the World Trade Center, is for the greater good, or that’s at least, what they would tell you if they were ever to be held accountable. Of course, their greater good, doesn’t necessarily translate into yours and that has been the thinking of despots since the beginning. These people hold the belief that your faith in the government will always protect them from you learning the truth, that how could it possibly be that your government would harm its own people? Yet, the news is filled with family members killing family members, is the government immune to this type of behavior? After all, we blame the government for just about every other possible deficiency, why is it so hard to admit to its greatest betrayal of all?

There has been a desensitization of the population for decades through the mass media portrayals of war games, violent video games, and the lack of battlefront real news reporting. Today war is homogenized; the real effects are only dealt with in mundane, analytical statistics resulting in the human element being removed from the equation , when that happens it removes the need to avoid war at all costs. When there was still an iota of real news, as during the Viet Nam War, Americans got to see the body report every night, along with the body bags, and they understood, felt the effects of war, after all, over fifty thousand Americans died, and for what? The world did not come to an end when we pulled out of Viet Nam, in fact, you can go there now for vacation. And like France, which fought in Viet Nam, we had to pull out, it being the first war that the United States ever lost! But wait, war is not a game of winning or losing, although it may seem that way, it is about freedom! And did we lose any by escaping the torture of Viet Nam, of course not, the answer is NO; however, have we lost any freedom from the false flag operation of 911? The overwhelming answer is YES! But it’s not freedom lost by defeat on the battlefield, its freedom lost by those who manipulated the events. The Patriot Act effectively destroyed the Bill of Rights and their insistence on keeping it in effect is testimony to their fear that you might one day discover the truth. Thinking your free and being free are not the same thing and as long as you never cross paths with any governmental agency or law enforcement you may never come to realize that, but when, and if every, you do, rest assured, it will be too late.

Now we are off invading Libya, yes it is a no fly zone, remember Iraq and the no fly zone there? Does this make your spine tingle with excitement? Can you hardly wait until our forces go marching in, with their American flags sewn on their sleeves backward so that it looks like it’s blowing in the wind, how proud? Wake up, you’ve been conditioned, it’s called behavioral conditioning, it’s like Pavlov’s dog hearing the bell ring and salivating at the mouth. There are no invasion forces in the United States, how do you think we would respond to foreign invaders across the land? The military-industrial complex that Eisenhower warned everybody about is here, has been since the end of the second world war, it murdered a President, to go into Viet Nam and has been controlling things every since, it brought down the towers and going into Iraq was just an added benefit, the towers were destroyed to hide the fact that numerous investigations were coming to a conclusion regarding a slush fund containing hundreds of billions of dollars that was used for covert operations since the end of the second world war. The financial firms that were destroyed in the towers held the evidence, along with the super vault in the basement of one tower, which had to be completely obliterated. On Sept 10, 2001, Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon could not account for 2.3 Trillion dollars, the next day the ACCOUNTING Dept is the only dept destroyed in the pentagon! Don’t think that this wasn’t planned a long time in advance; it was in the works for at least two to three years. This was and is privatization at its ugliest and what will result is the Corporate States of America. They have put their people into the Supreme Court and have ruled that Corporations have the same status as you and I. Now they are eliminating corporate taxes, Ric Scott here in Florida, doesn’t want Corporations to pay any taxes! Who do you think will be paying for everything, it’s a war on the Middle Class, that if it’s not stop, will destroy the Middle Class, it is nearly there, and if you don’t realize it, just let things keep going this way, and one day you’ll awaken and wonder what happened, remember you put the Fox in charge of the henhouse? Start connecting the dots and opening your eyes, it’s your money, but more importantly, it’s your sons and daughters lives and our freedom!

Republican Cuts Devastate interests to THE PEOPLE

People

Congress needs to hear from all of us right away, because the only chance we have to stop this budget is if Senate Democrats stand united against it. And the first vote could come today.1

Can you call Sen. Nelson and tell him to stand strong against Republicans‘ massive, devastating cuts?

Senator Bill Nelson
Phone: 202-224-5274

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?tg=FSFL_1&cp_id=1534&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=2

After you’ve called, please spread the word about this terrible budget. Believe it or not, the list below is just the beginning. For example, the budget would also block the EPA from enforcing the Clean Air Act and cleaning upcoal-fired power plants, and put America’s drinking water and waterways at risk of sewage and urban runoff pollution.2

When people realize how awful these cuts would be for them, their families, and their communities, we win the debate.


1. “Dems seek budget vote game change,” The Hill, March 7, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206594&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=3

2. “House Funding Bill Threatens America’s Public Health & Environment,” Environment America, February 15, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206603&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=4

It’s time to sound the alarm.

This week, Congress could cut a deal on the budget. And if Republicans get their way, billions will be cut from vital programs that millions of Americans count on—while tax cuts for the richest are protected.

But most people don’t have any idea what’s at stake—and how devastating these cuts would be to their communities—even though the cuts could take effect within weeks. So we’re launching an emergency campaign to spread the word. Republicans want to gut programs with enormous public support, and hope no one notices. So it’s up to all of us to spark a public outcry before it’s too late.

The devastating impact these cuts will have on our country—and on your community—is unprecedented. Check out the list below. If we can get it out to a million people, we can start to sound the alarm and stop the GOP. Click here to post on Facebook and Twitter, or simply forward this email.

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Peter, Carrie, Kat, and the rest of the team

Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget

The Republican budget would:

1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.

2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.

3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers—which will deprive more than 3 million low-income people of health care over the next few months.

4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children.

5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start.

6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts.

7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students.

8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would “send shockwaves” through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research, and cause job losses.

9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women’s health care.

10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.

We’ve got to get the word out about this awful budget—right away. Please, share this with your friends on Facebook

and Twitter, or by forwarding this email, today.

Sources:

1. “GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says,” The Washington Post, February 28, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206357&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=10

2. “GOP budget would cut funding for public broadcasting,” The Washington Independent, February 14, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206513&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=11

3. “NACHC Statement in Response to the Budget from the House Appropriations Committee,” National Association of Community Health Centers website, accessed March 4, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206514&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=12

4.”Bye Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli.,” The New Republic, February 12, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206104&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=13

House Republican Spending Cuts Target Programs For Children And Pregnant Women
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206566&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=14

5. “Obama and the GOP’s Spending Cuts: Where’s the Outrage?” Mother Jones, February 18, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206569&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=15

6. Ibid.

7. “Deficit Reduction on the Backs of the Most Vulnerable,” Center for American Progress, March 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206518&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=16

(PDF)

8. “The GOP Budget and Cancer—Why New Research Is at Risk,” Politics Daily, February 27, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206515&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=17

“Republican Budget Cuts at Heart of Medical Research: Albert Hunt,” Bloomberg, February 20, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206516&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=18

“Durbin: Cuts to NIH put research jobs at risk,” Business Week, February 28, 2011
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LLSCB00.htm

9. “GOP Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning Funds,” Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206105&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=19

10. “House GOP Spending Cuts Would Prevent 10,000 Low-Income Veterans From Receiving Housing Assistance,” Think Progress, March 1, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206517&id=26429-7705986-0TpRFUx&t=20

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RICK SCOTT MADE MILLIONS OFF HEALTH NOW CUTS IT FOR FLORIDIANS

Check out the blog post below on the latest from Governor Rick Scott.

Call Rick Scott today at (850) 488-7146 and demand he tell the truth about his reckless and morally repugnant plan to take away cost-saving health care benefits and patient protections from millions. 

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Porta
Organize Now

Extremist Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s Morally Repugnant Stance on Health Care 

 

By Ethan Rome Executive Director, Health Care for America Now

February 11, 2011

 

Rick Scott made his fortune in health care by exploiting patients and the federal government as CEO of the world’s largest health care company

. As governor of Florida, he’s now taking away cost-saving health care benefits and patient protections from millions. But this time he’s an elected official who swore to uphold the law.

 

Since an extremist federal judge issued a partisan (and poorly reasoned

) opinion finding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, Scott has been pretending the law doesn’t apply to his state. Apparently Scott doesn’t care that the judge is only one of four U.S. district judges who have ruled on the constitutionality of the law and that two of them have upheld it. It doesn’t seem to matter to Scott that the ACA is the law of the land.

 

Whether it’s a political stunt or the act of an extremist ideologue, Scott is hurting real Floridians

 in concrete ways, including millions of people with private health insurance or Medicare benefits. He’s taking away a law that ends the worst insurance company abuses and frees families, seniors and businesses from crushing health care costs and devastating denials of care.

 

Scott’s brazen disregard for the law is no surprise. He’s the former CEO of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp and was forced to resign in 1997

. That happens to be when the company pleaded guilty to a litany of criminal and civil charges, including lying to the government about how sick patients were so the company could collect bigger fees from the taxpayers. As a result, Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $1.7 billion in fines and penalties — the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history.

 

Scott’s refusal now to put the new health care law into effect in Florida has serious consequences

. He says it’s about the people of Florida, but his action is really about giving control of our health care back to the insurance companies.

 

Scott should tell his constituents the truth about what he’s doing — taking away dozens of cost savings and consumer protections from Florida consumers. He should tell people that he wants to return to the days when insurance companies could deny your care because you have apreexisting condition, drop you for getting sick and jack up your rates whenever they wanted.

Scott should tell cancer patients with devastating medical costs that he wants to reinstate annual and lifetime benefit limits that will force them into bankruptcy instead of providing the care they need. While he’s at it the governor can let young adults know they have to quit their parents’ health plans. He should go door to door and tell thousands of seniors to cough up the $250 donut-hole checks the ACA provided them to buyprescription drugs — and tell them he’s ending the 50% discount they get on brand-name medicines. Scott should call the parents of sick children who finally got coverage because of the ACA and tell them he’s canceling their insurance. He should also tell small businesses he’s taking away their job-creating tax credits.

Since Scott is independently wealthy, why doesn’t he take out ads in all of Florida’s local newspapers telling families, seniors, college students and small businesses to start worrying about their health care again? He could also confess that as a rich man he has no idea what it means to be pushed around by health insurance companies or overwhelmed by spiraling costs.

Rick Scott’s decision to buck the law is reckless, wrong and morally repugnant. Scott’s not alone. Extremists in some states, such as Iowa

Utahand Wyoming, are following his lead, but thankfully a majority of states are appropriately moving forward with implementation–even states likeGeorgiaTexasVirginia, and Wisconsin, which are part of the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law.

 

It’s OK to challenge a federal law. It’s not OK to unilaterally refuse to follow it. What Rick Scott is doing is unconscionable.

 

CUT PENTAGON BUDGET: ACT NOW

FCNL: Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest FCNL: Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

First Vote to Cut Pentagon Budget Coming: Act Now

Next week your representative will have his or her first chance to vote on whether the Pentagon budget will be cut this year.

The vote comes as House leaders attempt to make sweeping cuts infederal government spending over the next six months (the rest of this fiscal year). Their current proposal includes cuts in domestic spending, diplomacy, development, and international assistance but allows the Pentagon budget to continue to rise.

Early next week, Rep. Pete Stark (CA) plans to offer an amendment that would insist that the Pentagon budget be part of any effort to bring the federal deficit back under control. Other members may also offer amendments to rein in military spending.  Representatives need to hear that their constituents support these cuts.

Are you thinking that your representative isn’t going to be open to cutting the Pentagon budget? You might be surprised. In this fiscal climate, a wide range of legislators and leaders, including representative Eric Cantor

(VA), senators Rand Paul (KY), and Tom Coburn (OK), and the members of the bipartisan Deficit Reduction Commission have joined the call for Pentagon cuts.

Take Action

Urge your representative to support Rep. Pete Stark’s amendment

to the continuing resolution requiring immediate cuts in the Pentagon budget.

Find Out More

Here’s some more information about what the House will be voting on next week.

Congress is supposed to pass its funding bills to set government spending levels by the beginning of its fiscal year, October 1. In 2010, Congress didn’t succeed in doing this. Instead, it passed a continuing resolution that keeps the government operating at the previous year’s funding levels. This resolution is due to expire on March 4, 2011Congress needs to pass some kind of funding bill by then, or else the government won’t have the money to operate.

House leaders want to use this must-pass legislative opportunity to cut large portions of federal government spending. Next week, they will be bringing up for a vote a proposal to reduce spending in so-called “non-security” areas by 15% for the next six months. If this were to become law, many agencies that support large sectors of the U.S. economy, including agriculture, transportation, commerce, and those that serve the most vulnerable people in this country would have to lay off staff and dramatically cut back on their work.

Meanwhile current House proposals would provide an increase for the Pentagon when all other agencies’ funding is being cut.

FCNL and our colleagues in the Our Nation’s Checkbook campaign agree that the federal deficit is too large.  Congress needs to take serious and sensible steps to control wasteful and unneeded spending and to raise the revenues necessary to meet the nation’s actual needs.  Our main focus for spending reductions is the Pentagon budget.  See our ten reasons why

and read Ruth Flower’s reflection on how the question of what this nation really needs leads to Pentagon spending cuts.

Cut the Pentagon Budget


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SAY NO to Patriot EXTENSIONS!


 

Let The PATRIOT Act Expire!

BREAKING, February 8th: It’s working! The House vote to extend the PATRIOT Act just failed. But they’re not going to give up — now, more than ever, we need people to keep the pressure on. Sign the petition and tell your friends to sign as well!


UPDATE, February 7th:
The House is trying to ram through a sneaky renewal of the PATRIOT Act this week!  They’re doing it without debate, and without including any meaningful reforms.  Please sign the petition below, and use this page to call your lawmaker to urge him or her to vote no.


ORIGINAL: The PATRIOT Act is set to expire in just FOUR WEEKS, but Congress is trying to rush through a last minute extension!


Since it was passed almost a decade ago, some of the most noxious portions of the PATRIOT Act have burrowed their way deep into our legal system.  A year ago, President Obama signed a bill extending three provisions of the original PATRIOT Act; last week Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) introduced legislation to extend them again.


Together, these provisions make a mockery of our civil liberties: They let government officials spy on whomever they want, for any reason, without ever letting them know or giving them a chance to challenge the order in court.

Enough is enough: Will you join us in demanding that Congress finally let these provisions expire? Just add your name at right, and we’ll automatically send a message to your senator, representative, and President Obama:


TO MY ELECTED OFFICIALS:  After nearly ten years, it’s time to let the PATRIOT Act expire once and for all.  I urge you to oppose its re-authorization.

 

Add your name and we’ll deliver your message to Washington.

 

Here’s a more detailed article from the CATO Institute that explains some of the problems with the PATRIOT Act provisions that are up for extension.  And here’s an overview by the ACLU.

 

 

Secretariat the Horse, the Movie

By Dave Gregory

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I watched the movie “Secretariat” yesterday and it brought back many memories. My father, Bernard Gregory,  loved the track and he and I both watch that Champion’s career from the beginning. In fact we were in Saratoga and saw Big Red race in one of his first races. My Aunt Helen and Uncle Bill lived in Ballston Spa NY, which was just a few miles away from the historical racetrack, so our visits would often coincide with the racing schedule. I distinctly remember the beauty of that track and going through the tunnel under the stands and out to stand next to the track itself. So we had one of the close up views that you can only appreciate if you’ve ever been to any sporting events and had the opportunity to sit on the sidelines, bench, or dugout, up close to the action, so it was with the racetrack that day. I must admit, being in my twenties, at the time, I don’t believe I really appreciated it then, as I do now. To be witness to history from afar is one thing, to be up close is another, and to have the wisdom to know the difference is the icing on the cake, of course, I am referring to great moments in history, of excelling in any endeavor, being human, or otherwise, of the bright spots and not of man’s dark side. The movie was great and I would highly recommend it to everyone. It is much more than a movie about a beautiful animal achievements, it about the legacy of a father to his daughter, of that daughter carrying on that legacy, which wasn’t just about winning, but about not giving up and giving it your best, whether you win or lose. The DVD release date is Jan. 25, but you can order it now by clicking here!

I understand and now you do, too!

Why do they hate us? Is it really that hard to understand?

I understand, now you do too!

A lot of people ask the question, why do they hate us so? This trailer from a new movie explains it in simple terms, it is a sociologist outlining the thinking that has emerge around the world in their views of the Empire. As with every Empire that has ever existed, conquered people will never be your loyal subjects. The United States Imperialism has taken it into every Nation on earth and the countries that have what it wants are the ones we invade, either clandestinely or by making up false flag operations in order to have an excuse to invade for the bottom line of corporate greed.
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JFK: a deathbed confession | Big news Repost from Borganic.org

Truth is stranger than fiction, the best screenwriters that ever lived would never be able to come up withCLICK HERE TO GO TO FACEBOOK DISCUSSION PAGE the truth of John F. Kennedy‘s assassination or that of 911. Did the one give the conspirators the confidence to commit the other? Jesse Ventura’s show Conspiracy Theory on Tru TV digs up the evidence and when you have facts, theories no longer exist, it is evidence that needs to be presented in the judicial system and the appropriate measures taken, although many involved in the JFK assassination have died, the truth needs to be known. The people involved in the one are of the same families that were involved in the other, 911.

The evidence is overwhelming and the only reason that it isn’t bringing indictments are that those involved are at the highest levels of government and the elite have deep pocketbooks and those “after the fact” conspirators need to be prosecuted as accessories after the fact and receive the fullest penalty of the law. Be sure to be on the lookout for our new book and video, JFK to 911, connecting the dots.

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In the next episode of the hard-hitting second season ofConspiracy Theory, former Governor Jesse Ventura will take on what he has long regarded as the most significant event of his generation and the 60s era– the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The program will air this Friday, Nov. 19 at 10 PM EST / 9 PM CST, just days before the 47th anniversary of the iconic president’s death. But TruTV will air more than just memories and heated debate about the grassy knoll. For the first time ever on television, viewers will witness, at last, a confession in one of the most-controversial murders in all of history.

A “major figure” from recent U.S. history admits to involvement in the plot in an audio tape that will blow audiences away. The source names names, and Lee Harvey Oswald isn’t on the list. According to the show’s producers, Ventura’s team has even established new evidence that suggests the individuals allegedly involved in the assassination have powerful ties that even go as high as former President and former CIA director George H. W. Bush. Is this the key at last to why the media has been so reluctant to admit that someone else was shooting at Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963?

In the course of the episode, Jesse Ventura, a former Navy SEAL and Underwater Demolitions expert, attempts to recreate Oswald’s alleged shooting that day. He tracked down the exact make and model, as well as ammunition stock that the Warren Commission claims Oswald used. But despite the fact that Ventura qualified as an expert shot while in naval special forces training, and qualified again as an expert during his term as Governor in Minnesota, he could not duplicate the time and accuracy of Oswald’s fateful shots. Yet Lee Harvey Oswald only qualified as a “marksman,” two grades lower than Ventura. (Witnesses who shot with Oswald have said for years that he had “Maggie’s drawers”—that he frequently missed the target and generally did not meet the high standards of a serviceman.)

The House Select Committee on Assassinations matched Ventura’s findings back in 1978. Their investigation found a 95% or higher probability that John F. Kennedy was killed by more than one assassin, concluding that indeed a conspiracy took place, and debunking the rushed conclusions of the 1964 Warren Commission that Oswald acted alone. However, nearly half a century later, the media has continued to promote the lone gunman theory, even in spite of a skeptical public. The motives behind this mass-misconception are deep and probing indeed, and Ventura has been questioning the official account for many years now.

Two of Ventura’s best-selling books, American Conspiracies andDon’t Start the Revolution Without Me, have both delved deeply into what really happened in the assassination. Ventura’s writing partner Dick Russell has also written extensively on the subject in his book On the Trail of the JFK Assassins. Tune in Fri, Nov. 19 to find out what Ventura and his Conspiracy Theory team have now uncovered.

From TruTV’s “Conspiracy Theory”:

“JFK Assassination” – NEW!
Premieres Fri, November 19 at 10P
Never-published declassified CIA documents appear to support a link between the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon. To find out for sure, Jesse Ventura goes to Dallas, where he meets Lee Harvey Oswald’s widow, Marina, and investigates the “Two Oswalds” theory that a CIA-groomed double killed JFK. TV-PG-L

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Conservative Conundrum

Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised. All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too.
He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor. Joe begins his workday. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune. It’s noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression. Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification. He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to. Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.”

If you do not have skin cancer, and have ever stood outside without having a peeling sunburn within moments, thank the ozone layer, thank the ban on CFCs, and thank a liberal.

If you have not died in a heat wave, drought, hurricane, flood, wildfire, or other climate change disaster, and like the idea of your children and grandchildren not living in desert wastelands, thank a liberal.

If you have ever breathed clean air or drank clean water, thank a liberal.

If no woman you know has died or been maimed in a back-alley Abortion, thank a liberal.

If you have never been lynched, or had your children firebombed in a church, thank a liberal.

If you are glad we don’t live in a right-wing dictatorship along the lines of what conservatives overtly and covertly created in Iran, Guatamala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, the Congo, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, the Phillipines, Indonesia and many others, thank a liberal.

If you have ever used Medicare, thank a liberal.

If you have not gotten cancer from radiation, thank the Nuclear test ban and thank a liberal.

If you have ever sat on a public seat, drank from a drinking fountain, stood on a bus, or done anything in public without worrying about being beaten up for being in the wrong section for your skin color, thank a liberal.

If you’ve ever driven on an interstate highway, thank a liberal.

If you grew up in a family of less than 12 kids, like the idea of being able to choose if you have 12 kids or not, if you don’t live in an overpopulated third world slum, or just think birth control is a good idea, thank a liberal.

If your family benefited from the GI Bill of Rights, FHA Mortgages, and so forth, thank a liberal.

If you have ever bought anything from Europe, and are glad the Marshall plan kept it from remained a bombed-out shell or falling to communism or neo-fascism, thank a liberal.

If you are glad that the Nazis don’t control half the world (conservatives opposed joining World War 2 until it was forced on them) thank a liberal.

If you have ever eaten food (agricultural subsidies), flicked on a light switch (rural electrification) or benefited from the Tennessee Valley Authority, thank a liberal.

If you ever drank a beer or a glass of wine without being thrown in jail, thank a liberal.

If you are not a land-owning white male, but have voted, thank a liberal.

If you have not died from tainted meat, been prescribed something useless or poisonous by a quack doctor, have not given your children cough syrup which turned out to have heroin as its secret ingredient, thank a liberal. (and Nixon)

If your workplace is safe and you are paid a living wage, including overtime; if you enjoy a 40-hour week and you are allowed to join a union to protect your rights without being lynched, thank a liberal.

If you’ve ever seen a national park, and it hadn’t been strip mined and clearcut into a desert wasteland, thank a liberal.
If you have never suffered from an economy of massive deflation, and have never even heard of an economic phenomenon called a “panic”, thank a liberal.

If your children go to school instead of working in coal mines, thank a liberal.

If you’re a Native American and have not been killed or died in a concentration camp, or if you live near Native Americans and are not at war with them, thank a liberal.

If you have an industrial or high-tech job – or really, any job other than those available in a slave-powered cash crop economy (ie, a third world economy) thank a liberal.

If you’re not a slave or “indentured servant” (white slave), don’t think protection of slavery belongs in the constitution, if you’ve never been chained to a boat where half the passengers die, been whipped, had your family split up, been forced to “breed” with another slave you’ve never met, been raped by your boss, or killed for not being profitable, thank a liberal.

If you oppose political parties starting massive wars to destroy America, just because they lost the election, and killing hundreds of thousands of Americans in process – if you just don’t have that much fanatical hatred of Lincoln’s policy of to restricting slavery to states where it already existed, thank a liberal.

If you’re part-Irish, Catholic, Jewish, or for that matter anything not Anglo-Saxon Protestant, and are allowed to live in America, and are not harassed and attacked for failing to be born Anglo-Saxon Protestant, or if you’ve ever bought or used anything built by a non-ASP American, thank a liberal.

If you kind of like freedom of speech, and don’t want the state government to be able to censor you – (you think the 14th amendment is a good idea) – thank a liberal.

If you have ever bought or sold anything transported by the transcontinental railroad, or eaten food from a farm created by the railroad, thank a liberal.

If you think the US constitution is pretty cool, and have ever traveled too or done business with a country whose democracy was inspired by the American revolution, thank a liberal.

If you have not been drafted and used as cannon-fodder in some war caused by some petty insult between nobles, clan leaders, or other various overfed dictators, or suffered rape or looting in one of those countless wars, thank a liberal.

If you have not been tortured to death in a religious inquisition, thank a liberal.

If you don’t have to walk though ankle-deep sewage in the streets (because sewers are big gummint), thank a liberal.

If you have ever done anything that is a religious or superstitious taboo (ie, done anything at all) without being stoned to death or cast out as a heretic, thank a liberal.

If you have never been raped, and then had the rapist escape punishment on the grounds that he marry you, thank a liberal.

If you are not a slave toiling to build a pyramid for some lazy dictator who’s so spoiled he thinks he’s god, and won’t even see it until he’s dead, thank a liberal.

If you have not been killed as a human sacrifice in the name of some god, thank a liberal.

In short, if you’ve ever enjoyed anything of the post-stone-age world, thank a liberal.

…And if not, become a conservative.

HURRAY FOR SHORT MEMORIES!

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren’t Possible Unless Good People Back Them

This is a very good article from Michael Moore, what he delineates are the reasons we are still in such a mess as a Nation and a people. These reasons are blatant and should never be allowed to happen again. Even though Obama seems to be tied to the Bush Doctrine of appeasing the military-industrial complex and the oil industry, it would be a grave mistake to let the fox once again guard the chicken coop. And don’t for one minute be foolhardy enough to believe that these Teabaggers are anything more than the right fringe element of the Republican Party and in that role their identity is nothing more than the elite’s stooges who will bend to their every whim and call. All anyone has to do to realize the truth of this statement is to do an analysis of who is supplying the money for these individuals campaign. The truth is in the pudding. EyeOnCitrus

 

By Michael Moore

 

I know we’ve been “free” of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away!

But before we get too far away from something we would all just like to forget, will you please allow me to just say something plain and blunt and necessary:

We invaded Iraq because most Americans — including good liberals like Al Franken, Nicholas Kristof & Bill Keller of the New York Times, David Remnick of the New Yorker, the editors of the Atlantic and the New Republic, Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and John Kerry — wanted to.

Of course the actual blame for the war goes to Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz because they ordered the “precision” bombing, the invasion, the occupation, and the theft of our national treasury. I have no doubt that history will record that they committed the undisputed Crime of the (young) Century.

But how did they get away with it, considering they’d lost the presidential election by 543,895 votes? They also knew that the majority of the country probably wouldn’t back them in such a war (a Newsweek poll in October 2002 showed 61% thought it was “very important” for Bush to get formal approval from the United Nations for war — but that never happened). So how did they pull it off?

They did it by getting liberal voices to support their war. They did it by creating the look of bipartisanship. And they convinced other countries’ leaders like Tony Blair to get on board and make it look like it wasn’t just our intelligence agencies cooking the evidence.

But most importantly, they made this war (and its public support) happen because Bush & Co. had brilliantly conned the New York Times into running a bunch of phony front-page stories about how Saddam Hussein had all these “weapons of mass destruction.” The administration gleefully fed this false information not to Fox News or the Washington Times. They gave it to America’s leading liberal newspaper. They must have had a laugh riot each morning when they’d pick up the New York Times and read the nearly word-for-word scenarios and talking points that they had concocted in the Vice President’s office.

I blame the New York Times more for this war than Bush. I expected Bush and Cheney to try and get away with what they did. But the Times — and the rest of the press — were supposed to STOP them by doing their job: Be a relentless watchdog of government and business — and then inform the public so we can take action.

Instead, the New York Times gave the Bush administration the cover they needed. They could — and did — say, ‘Hey, look, even the Times says Saddam has WMD!’

With this groundwork laid, the Bush crowd ended up convincing a whopping 70% of the public to support the war — a public that had given him less than 48% of its vote in 2000.

Early liberal support for this war was the key ingredient in selling it to a majority of the public. I realize this is something that no one in the media — or most of us — really wants to discuss. Who among us wants to feel the pain of having to remember that liberals, by joining with Bush, made this war happen?

Please, before our collective memory fades, I just want us to be honest with ourselves and present an unsanitized version of how they pulled off this war. I can guarantee you the revisionists will make sure the real truth will not enter the history books.

Children born when the war began started second grade this month.

Kids who were eleven in 2003 are now old enough to join up and get killed in Iraq in a “non-combat capacity.”

They’ll never understand how we got here if we don’t.

So let me state this clearly: This war was aided and abetted by a) liberals who were afraid to stick their necks out and thus remained silent; and b) liberals who actually said they believed Colin Powell’s cartoon presentation at the U.N. and then went against their better judgment by publicly offering their support for the invasion of Iraq.

First, there were those 29 (turncoat) Democratic senators who voted for the war. Then there was the embarrassing display of reporters who couldn’t wait to be “embedded” and go for a joy ride on a Bradley tank.

But my real despair lies with the people I counted on for strong opposition to this madness — but who left the rest of us alone, out on a limb, as we tried to stop the war.

In March of 2003, to be a public figure speaking out against the war was considered instant career suicide. Take the Dixie Chicks as Exhibit A. Their lead singer, Natalie Maines, uttered just one sentence of criticism — and their career was effectively dead and buried at that moment. Bruce Springsteen spoke out in their defense, and a Colorado DJ was fired for refusing to not play their songs. That was about it. Crickets everywhere else.

Then MSNBC fired the only nightly critic of the war — the television legend, Phil Donahue. No one at the network — or any network — spoke up on his behalf. There would never again be a Phil Donahue show. (Little did GE know that, when they soon filled that 8pm hour with a sports guy by the name of Keith Olbermann, they would end up with the war’s most brilliant and fiercest critic, night after night after night.) There were a few others — Bill Maher, Janeane Garofalo, Tim Robbins and Seymour Hersh — who weren’t afraid to speak the truth. But where was everyone else? Where were all those supposed liberal voices in the media?

Instead, this is what we were treated to back in 2003 and 2004:

** Al Franken, who said he “reluctantly” was “a supporter of the war against Saddam.” And six months into the war Al was still saying, “There were reasons to go to war against Iraq … I was very ambivalent about it but I still don’t know if it was necessarily wrong (to go to war).”

** Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, who attacked me and wrote a column comparing me to the nutty right-wingers who claimed Hillary had Vince Foster killed. He said people like me were “polarizing the political cesspool,” and he chastised anyone who dared call Bush’s reasons for going to war in Iraq “lies.”

** Howell Raines, editor-in-chief of the “liberal” New York Times, who was, according to former Times editor Doug Frantz, “eager to have articles that supported the war-mongering out of Washington … He discouraged pieces that were at odds with the administration’s position on Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction and alleged links of al-Qaeda.” The book “Hard News” reported that “according to half a dozen sources within the Times, Raines wanted to prove once and for all that he wasn’t editing the paper in a way that betrayed his liberal beliefs…”

** Bill Keller, at the time a New York Times columnist, who wrote: “We reluctant hawks may disagree among ourselves about the most compelling logic for war — protecting America, relieving oppressed Iraqis or reforming the Middle East — but we generally agree that the logic for standing pat does not hold. … we are hard pressed to see an alternative that is not built on wishful thinking.”

(The New York Times is so left-wing that when Raines retired, they replaced him with… Keller.)

** The New Yorker, the magazine for really smart liberals, found its editor-in-chief, David Remnick, supporting the war on its pages: “History will not easily excuse us if, by deciding not to decide, we defer a reckoning with an aggressive totalitarian leader who intends not only to develop weapons of mass destruction but also to use them. … a return to a hollow pursuit of containment will be the most dangerous option of all.” (To cover its ass, the New Yorker had another editor, Rick Hertzberg, write an anti-war editorial as a rebuttal.)

Some of the above have recanted their early support of the war. The Times fired its WMD correspondent and apologized to its readers. Al Franken has been a great Senator. Kristof now writes nice columns (

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