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Stealth Provision in Stimulus Threatens Liberties

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/?pageId=89416 WorldNetDaily Obama outright larceny By David Limbaugh February 20, 2009 It is ironic to the point of absurdity that leftists could ever complain about conservatives threatening their liberties. Now back in power, they're in a full sprint to grab power and reduce our liberties. Of course, we always knew the left's spurious charges against President Bush were not just rank partisanship but also classic projection – accusing him of precisely the type of tactics they would employ if they were in power. And now they are – big-time. Let's consider just a few examples. Former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, at the personal expense of incurring the fury of such liberal mouth foamers as MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, has helped expose hidden health care provisions in President Obama's stimulus nightmare that "will affect 'every individual in the United States.'" The bill creates a new bureaucracy, the Of

Stimulus of Big Brother

Obama Gives What the Doctor Did Not Order February 20, 2009 by Phyllis Schlafly Barack Obama forced a bitter pill down the throats of Americans which the doctor did not order and patients do not want. Obama snuck into the stimulus bill a new system for rationing medical care, and he got Congress to ram it through the House and Senate without reading it. Maybe Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi thought no one would notice what they slipped into H.R.1 since rationing medical care has nothing to do with stimulating the economy. But the former New York lieutenant governor, Betsy McCaughey, sounded the alarm in her Bloomberg.com article aptly entitled "Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan." She described how stealth provisions provide massive new funding of billions of dollars to an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to monitor treatments and decide which are cost-effective and which will be permitted or denied. Currently, patients m

Could It Come to This?

http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com/search?q=economy Those of you who know me personally know that I'm not an apocalyptic type of guy. I don't put stock in conspiracy theories. I don't see black helicopters anywhere, and I don't follow the “prophecy” prognosticators. I do, however, follow what's being discussed and forecast in the mainstream media, and even though many still blythely assume that, at least as far as the economy goes, things have gotten as bad as they're going to get and the economy will soon be on the upswing, I am not so sure. In fact, when I listen to people like economist Peter Schiff, I find myself growing pessemistic about the likelihood of a rebound anytime soon and how things could get much worse rather quickly. So, when balanced, trusted sources who happen to be my friends and work in the purely secular financial world send me articles like this, and this, and this, and they tell me, as one recently did, “the scary thing is that nothin

Coming Economic Collapse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Schiff "In his January 14, 2009 radio show, [Peter]Schiff discussed moving out of cities in anticipation of rising crime rates, food shortages, fuel shortages, and rolling blackouts. He also mentioned the need for families to stock up on guns and ammunition as a part of what he expects. This quasi-survivalist stance demonstrates how serious he expects the unfolding economic downturn will be.[15] [edit] Writings Schiff is the author of two books: Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse, 2007, ISBN 978-0470043608 The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Market, 2008, ISBN 978-0470383780 [edit] Criticism [edit] Predictions This article may contain original research or unverified claims. Please improve the article by adding references. See the talk page for details. (February 2009) Not all of Schiff's predictions made in Crash Proof or in publicly available transcripts and statements before July 2007 have held out to

The Catastrophe that may Await us

Wary of sparking panic, politicians are neglecting to acknowledge the true scale of the catastrophe that may await us, says David Cox By David Cox The Catastrophe that may Await us FIRST POSTED JANUARY 15, 2009There is something oddly muted about current discussion of our economic difficulties. The Government fears we may have to wait until the second half of the year for an upturn. The Opposition warns that counter-recessionary measures may mean higher taxes in future. We should be so lucky. Doubtless those in charge of our destiny are wary of sparking panic. Hence their reassurances that whatever we face, it won't be anything like the 1930s. On this, at least, they're right. Things could be far worse. Today, a frozen credit market and impending deflationary spiral are combined with unprecedented global imbalances. The predicament this creates will not be dissolved by fiscal stimuli, debt guarantees and quantitative easing. Such measures may however make things worse. Th

Germany is Collapsing

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ambrose_evans-pritchard/blog/2008/12/19/germany_is_already_collapsing Germany is already collapsing Posted By: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at Dec 19, 2008 at 07:26:46 [General] Posted in: Business Tags:View More depression, ECB, Euro, Eurozone, financial crisis, foreign exchange , germany, monetary policy, recession The German economy is on the "brink of the abyss", says the IMK institute in Dusseldorf. The country's GDP could contract by 3.5pc next year. Trading down: Despair at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange We are reaching depression levels here. The IFO confidence index published by its sister institute collapsed to a record low of 82.6. This is an industrial melt-down. It is becoming ever clearer that the surplus countries (angels) will suffer just as much - if not more - than the deficit countries (sinners), even if this offends moral justice. This was ultimately the story in the 1930s, though it did not look like that at the outset

Will England Defaulted for the first Time since the Middle Ages?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ambrose_evans-pritchard/blog/2009/01/20/seriously_alarmed SERIOUSLY ALARMED Posted By: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at Jan 20, 2009 at 14:17:08 [General] Posted in: Business Tags:View More Bank bail-out, currency crisis, deficit, financial crisis, pound, recession , Sterling The slide in sterling has turned "disorderly". We can argue over whether or not the first phase of devaluation acted as a shock-absorber for a badly mismanaged economy, providing a cushion against debt deflation and the housing crash. But the latest dive has a very malign feel. For the first time since this crisis began eighteen months ago, I am seriously worried that British government is losing control. The currency has fallen five cents today to $1.39 against the dollar. It is now perched precariously on a two-decade support line -- the levels tested in 2001 and 1992. If it breaks that line, traders may send it crashing down towards dollar parity. The danger is blindi

The Sex Abuse Lobby, the Bishops and VOTF

By Fred Martinez The Washington Times reported that the U.S. Catholic Bishops' sex abuse advisers are "people who have covered up ... sex between men and children." Moreover, these advisers have had close association with "experts" who "defended sex between men and children." "The bishops recently chose Dr. Paul McHugh, former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, as chief behavioral scientist for their new clergy sex crimes review board," the Reisman-Jarrard report in the Times said. "Yet Dr. McHugh once said Johns Hopkins' Sexual Disorders Clinic, which treats molesters, was justified in concealing multiple incidents of child rape and fondling to police, despite a state law requiring staffers to report them." McHugh's subordinate, Johns Hopkins clinic head Fred Berlin, according to the report, "admitted he had covered for the sex criminals

Nationwide Petition Launched To Withhold Communion from Pelosi, Biden and Other Prominent Dissenting Catholics

(To complete the petition go to http://www.pewsitter.com/petition/) February 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the lead-up to Speaker Pelosi's meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, a nationwide petition project was launched requesting the Catholic Bishops of the United States to withhold Communion from her and other prominent Catholics in public life that obstinately persist in their dissent from Catholic teaching on serious moral issues. This nationwide Withholding Communion petition was launched by Pewsitter.com, a Catholic News Portal. The goal of the petition drive is to gather a least 1 million petitions for presentation to the U.S. Bishops and the Vatican. The basis for withholding communion is Canon 915, which stipulates that those "obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion." Archbishop Burke, the head of the Church's highest court, reiterated his view on this subject in a recent interview with LifeSiteNews dated Janua

Pope Rebukes Pelosi, Tells Her Catholic Legislators Obligated to Protect Life: No Pelosi/Pope photos permitted

By John-Henry Westen VATICAN CITY, February 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican Press Office released a note this morning detailing part of the conversation which Pope Benedict XVI had with Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Pelosi also released a statement on the meeting, which ignored the one and only crucial issue mentioned in the Vatican note. WHile Pelosi presented the meeting as a fully positive encounter, the Vatican indicated the Pope reminded her of the requirement of Catholic politicians to defend life. Also, contrary to normal protocols for such meetings with dignitaries, no photos of Pelosi with the Pope have been released. The Vatican note reads: "His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common g

The Benedict Arnold of Catholicism

Personal Aside: The "Trib" Publishes Doug Kmiec's Views on the Economy, God Help Us. Posted: 18 Feb 2009 04:59 AM PST If Benedict Arnold were alive today and wrote an Op Ed to the "Tribune" on military preparations... even though he had been a traitor to his country... as a former general, hero of the Battle of Saratoga and strategist responsible for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga before he stabbed his country in the back, his views might well warrant publication--if for no other reason than despicable as he is, his column could convey challenging opinion on a subject with which he is expert. In fact if Arnold were even to write his memoir as a betrayer of his country... even then... his insight would be of historic interest although one would be advised not to eat heavily before reading for fear of regurgitation. But, needless to say, if Arnold were to write his opinion of dentistry, no editor should care nor publish him. All this is to cite a truth that

Ex-Communist Putin Advice to Obama Echoes Words of Ron Paul

YOU KNOW ITS REALLY BAD WHEN OBAMA IS A BIGGER COMMUNIST THAN PUTIN. WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO WAKE UP? WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2187964/posts Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”. “In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute,” Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.” Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB, Putin said, “Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their deci

Obama's Gay Agenda

If Obama follows the precedent of the bill he supported in Illinois, the age for comprehensive sex education will be lowered to start in kindergarten , and will prohibit any negative information about homosexuality, cross-dressing, etc. Watch for all this to enter states through funding from the federal Department of Education, or the Centers for Disease Control, perhaps quickly as part of the as-yet unspecified details of the so-called Stimulus Plan. Obama’s HIV/AIDS agenda omits any strategy to address the core problem: males having sex with males. Where is the need to stop promotion of homosexuality to youth? What about closing bathhouses where so much infection is transmitted, or how about public health restrictions on the massive “gay” circuit parties where men dance and have homosexual sex under the influence of drugs all night? No, Obama’s more concerned about “confronting the stigma” of “homophobia “ regarding HIV. This is surely the first president in history to lay out a wr

Will Obama make Christianity a Hate Crime?

Obama is following the Gay Agenda of Canada so Christianity could become a Hate Crime. Fred Catholicism - A Hate Crime in Canada? June 4th, 2008 by Pete Vere “If one, because of one’s sincerely held moral beliefs, whether it be Jew, Muslim, Christian, Catholic, opposes the idea of same-sex marriage in Canada, is that considered ‘hate’?” The question was not rhetorical. Nor was it theoretical. Fr. Alphonse de Valk, a Basilian priest and pro-life activist known throughout Canada for his orthodoxy, is currently being investigated by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) — a quasi-judicial investigative body with the power of the Canadian government behind it. The CHRC is using section 13 of Canada’s Human Rights Act to investigate the priest. This is a section under which no defendant has ever won once the allegation has gone to tribunal — the next stage of the process. Most defendants end up paying thousands of dollars in fines and compensation. This is in addition to various

African American Pastor Sentenced to Jail for Opposing Abortion on Public Sidewalk

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today the Rev. Walter Hoye of Berkeley, California was sentenced to serve 30-days in county jail by Judge Hing of the Alameda Superior Court after being found guilty on January 15, 2009, of unlawfully approaching a person entering an abortion clinic in Oakland. The court is allowing Rev. Hoye to serve his time by an alternative method like community service. Reverend Hoye was fined a total of $1,130 and ordered to stay away from the clinic. Dozens in the African-American community from around the nation who came out in support of Rev. Hoye were outraged by the sentence. The consensus of these leaders is that it was a travesty that Rev. Hoye was found guilty in the first place for standing in the gap for black children targeted by the abortion industry. Now they are simply enraged. "It is absolutely incredible that in America an individual can be sentenced to jail for engaging in peaceful free speech activity on a public sidewalk

Intelligence: Mexico Will Be World Power, China Faces Chaos

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/friedman_next_100_years/2009/02/15/182237.html Intelligence Expert: China Faces Chaos in Coming Decades While Mexico Will Be World Power Sunday, February 15, 2009 6:00 PM By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size Political scientist and author George Friedman tells Newsmax that Mexico will emerge later in this century as a major world power — while China could face “social chaos.” He also warns that the U.S. will encounter increasing difficulties in supplying troops in Afghanistan who are fighting the Taliban. Friedman is the founder of the intelligence and forecasting company Stratfor. His latest book is “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century.” [Editor's Note: See George Friedman discuss “The Next 100 Years” - Go Here Now] Among his predictions: The American conflict with radical Islam will end and be replaced by a full-blown new Cold War with Russia, and Turkey, Poland and Mexico will emerge as new world powers. “Mexico i