The Obama attacks on Free-Speech and other Constitution Rights continue. Promising open & transparent government, Obama and his friend continue to demonstrate just the opposite. The Stimulus Conference was conducted primarily behind closed doors with no Republican input. In the sessions that included Republicans, they were ignored. (Open & transparent, my left foot.)
A couple of days ago, we learned that health care provisions were slipped into the bill that could result in Big Brother controlling health care decisions made by our doctors. Given Obama’s lack of respect for the unborn, it should be expected that those on the other end of the life spectrum are not highly valued either. If an older person needs a procedure that could prolong their life, but costs too much according to Big Brother, the Senior Citizen’s health decision made together with his or her doctor could be vetoed and the person left to die. (Just like infants who survive abortions in Obama’s world order could be left to die.)
Now we learn that Sen. Feinstein is trying to slip in legislation that could give Big Brother more power over what they decide is “bad” content. I agree that child porn should be gone after aggressively, but it’s a slippery slope. During the election, Google appeared to be heavily censoring sites that were too critical of Obama. Now Google is advising Obama, could they be put in charge of determining appropriate content? Could criticism of the person in the Oval Office lead to certain IP address’s being ignored when someone conducts a Google Search? This happened to my site. For over a month prior to the election, no one could find zachjonesishome.wordpress.com when searches were conducted.
Legislation for these types of issues should not be slipped into bigger legislation without debate and public awareness. If the past is considered, politicians in power will attempt to silence those who criticize. Did you hear Obama’s crew is planning to bring back the “Fairness Doctrine”? These issues need be debated and crafted carefully so they will not trample on Political speech. Especially in light of the fact that the American media cannot be relied upon to look behind Obama’s curtain.
Network management’ meets child porn
US Senator Dianne Feinstein hopes to update President Barack Obama’s $838bn economic stimulus package so that American ISPs can deter child pornography, copyright infringement, and other unlawful activity by way of “reasonable network management.”
Clearly, a lobbyist whispering in Feinstein’s ear has taken Comcast’s now famous euphemism even further into the realm of nonsense.
According to Public Knowledge, Feinstein’s network management amendment did not find a home in the stimulus bill that landed on the Senate floor. But lobbyists speaking with the Washington DC-based internet watchdog said that California’s senior Senator is now hoping to insert this language via conference committee – a House-Senate pow-wow were bill disputes are resolved.
“This is the most backdoor of all the backdoor ways of doing things,” Public Knowledge’s Art Brodsky told The Reg. “Conference committees are notorious for being the most opaque of all legislative processes.”….Continue Reading
Everything I wrote in regarding the very first “bailout” in ‘Common Sense Regarding the Bailout’ is equally true regarding this “Stimulus” package.
Rule One: If you reward bad behavior, you get bad behavior.
In the news this week and probably in the weeks to come is the financial mess that threatens the U.S. economy. I sincerely hope that all parties (Congress, Wall Street, & Taxpayers) will take just a little time to consider the common sense lessons that most of us know to be true. The most important rule in shaping behavior is that if you reward bad behavior you will get more bad behavior.
Once we look past the spin the election and media are putting on this issue, we will find common sense pointing to a clear violation of the basic rule about rewarding bad behavior.
For years and years, bankers relied on time honored rules concerning the lending of money for purchasing houses. These rules included the following:
· Never lend more than a borrower can afford to repay;
· Never lend 100% of the value of the home because it important for the borrower to have a financial stake in the purchase and if home value goes down in the short term the banker’s risk will remain secured; and,
· If a loan has any possibility of remaining as a bank asset, make damn sure the first two rules are followed.
The current financial mess clearly stems from numerous legislative actions that effected the latter of these guiding principles in mortgage lending. Historically, risk to the mortgage lender and to the borrower (the possibility of losing equity) had kept this system secure and rolling along for years.
Congress, a few decades ago, decided to tinker with the system and the result was that risk was shifted from where it belongs…Continue Reading
This Stimulus Bill not only continues Congressional tinkering with “Risk” that belongs elsewhere, it slips in other legislation in the dark of night, without public discussion!
Larry Sinclair is reporting:
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
It has come to my attention that Lorraine Young was contacted by a reputable international media outlet wanting to interview the family on what they believe has taken place in the investigation into the murder of Donald Young…Continue Reading
Donald Young was the Choir Director of Obama’s church who was murdered a year or so ago. Larry has said that Mr. Young was in contact with him shortly after he (Larry) revealed/alleged that he and Obama used cocaine and engaged in consensual sex in 1999. According to Larry, Mr. Young had told him that he (Mr. Young) and Obama were also involved sexually.