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99% of Health Insurance Companies Have 2 to 3 Years of Viability Left – RUSH LIMBAUGH Insurance Caller – Kerchner v Obama – CitizenWells – Ji’Obama’had – 9/11 Mastermind to be Freed from GITMO – The BOPAC Report

March 24, 2010

 The BOPAC Report

Obama’s Health Care Deform  –

The Permanant Handout Herd is Leading America to Slaughter! Everyone Needs a Hand Up from Time to Time, but Expecting it to be a Permanent Fixture is Distructive to America!

VERY IMPORTANT

Yesterday I heard a Rush Limbaugh called who I have heard several times on his show.  She is an insurance company insider and the beginning of the media screw up saying Rush would move to Costa Rica if Health Care Deform passed.  He (in context) said he would seek medical treatment in Costa Rica.

This is a long interview so I urge you to listen to it.  Rush’s caller’s comments reflect the TRUE intention of this legislation and what we all need to question at every TOWNHALL over the Easter Break.  This is powerful ammunition.

The caller makes reference to an industry term, the 65-45 rule, that needs some clarification.  If you add these numbers, they add up to 110 percent.  I think the answer is that each number can vary a few percentage points but the total can’t be more than 100%.  Maybe the rule represents the outside limits? Maybe the numbers reflect some things that apply to both.  Bureaucracies work in mysterious ways. I hope Rush will clarify this.   

This is very important for everyone to be aware of.

This Obama Care will cause a 100 to 200 percent insurance rate increases are coming in January 2011 (past the election).

Most insurance companies will be out of business in 2 to 3 years.

Stacy, Our EIB Insurance Expert

March 23, 2010

Listen To It! WMP | RealPlayer 

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Stacy in hiding… is this our insurance babe?  Stacy, welcome back.  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  Hey, Rush.

RUSH:  Do you know you have gotten me into so much fun hot water?

CALLER:  I know, I’ve heard!

RUSH:  Do you know how you did that?

CALLER:  I did by coming on about Costa Rica.

RUSH:  You came on and you told me that your insurance company was setting up medical operations in Costa Rica, you’re going to take the doctors and everything down there and you’re going to sell insurance policies if this thing all happened to your customers, and included in the premium would be trips to Costa Rica for medical treatment and so forth.  So after having heard you say that, another caller asked me, “What are you going to do if it passes?”  “I’m going to go get treated in Costa Rica.”  And so now everybody thinks I said I’m leaving the country for Costa Rica.  So I need to ask you, how soon are you going to get those clinics set up so I can go?

CALLER:  Well, I’m afraid that even that’s not going to save us.

RUSH:  Oh, no.

CALLER:  I’ve gotta revise my estimate.  We may last two to three years, tops, and let me tell you why.  The 85-15 provision that has just been signed into law an hour ago —

RUSH:  Yeah?

CALLER:  — by definition of every state and federal insurance regulator makes us financially unsound.

RUSH:  All right, now, I have to take a break here and I want to ask you if you can hold on ’til the top of the next hour where we will get your details on this without any time constraints.  Can you hang on?

CALLER:  I’ll skip a bit of a meeting, sure.

RUSH:  You tell ’em it will be worth it.

CALLER:  Okay.

RUSH:  Tell ’em it will be worth it, and if you can’t, you tell Snerdley and we’ll call you back when you have time, okay?

CALLER:  Okay, thank you, dear.

RUSH:  You bet. 

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Now, we welcome back from “in hiding” in Atlanta Stacy, who works for an insurance company who’s been keeping us updated throughout this past year on the fate of her industry should this thing pass.  Now it has passed.  Give us the lowdown, Stacy.

CALLER:  Um, we’re going to make it two years, three tops.

RUSH:  Explain why and start at the beginning.

CALLER:  Okay.  For time immemorial, both state and federal regulation — and also just the industry standard — has been a 65-45 percentage arrangement: 65 in claims payment and 45 for administration and claims expense. Withholding that you store for, you know, a major catastrophe or something.

RUSH:  This is to pay your claims?

CALLER:  No, 65% is to pay the claims.  Forty-five percent is for everything else.

RUSH:  That means 45% is salaries, administration costs, and the offices, all the paperwork, that kind of thing?

CALLER:  It’s that as well as, you know, we are required to keep a certain amount of cash on hand as a percentage of our claims exposure to pay claims.

RUSH:  I got you.

CALLER:  So, for example, if you have a disaster and you suddenly had 400,000 claims come in, you’ve gotta have the money to be able to pay those claims immediately.

RUSH:  Now, I just want to make sure I understand here.  State and federal regulations set those percentages?

CALLER:  State and federal regulations, yes.

RUSH:  So if you wanted to have 85% set aside for claims, you couldn’t. You had to go at 65%?

CALLER:  Exactly.

RUSH:  If you wanted 30% set aside for claims and the rest were administration, you couldn’t do it. It had to be 65%.

CALLER:  That’s illegal, yes. It has to be 65-45, and there’s a couple of percentage either way, but generally when an insurance company falls outside of those guidelines, they are considered financially unstable.

RUSH:  Well, who audits you all to make sure you are within the ratio?

CALLER:  We’re audited by the state insurance departments, primarily.  There are some plans that are audited both state and federally, and then you have your private auditors who will come in as part of the stock market and that kind of thing. So we’re audited often.

RUSH:  How often do these audits take place?

CALLER:  At least once a year, you’ll have one from the industry auditors, and every three to five perhaps for federal and state.

RUSH:  Okay.

CALLER:  More often if they think that you’re unstable, they’ll audit you more often.  So what Obama just did an hour and a half ago is make every insurance company in the country financially unstable.  Remember, the 15% (sic) that we are left has not only to pay salaries, maintenance, upkeep of buildings; it also has to pay the 40% increased taxes that we’ve got. I mean, there’s just no way.  You can’t do it.

RUSH:  Well, you’re getting a little bit ahead of me here.  What did Obama sign that changes this 65-45 split? In what way did Obama now sign you into permanent instability?

CALLER:  The provision in the Senate bill requires that all insurance companies pay 85% of premiums collected every year in claims.

RUSH:  So the 65 is now 85?

CALLER:  Exactly. It doesn’t matter how much we increase the premium, it won’t matter.

RUSH:  And just to satisfy my own curiosity, with the mandates that are in this — such as you now being required to insure children on their parents’ policies to age 26 or 27; and now having to insure (or cover) preexisting conditions — what’s that going to do to your current premium structure starting today?

CALLER:  That’s my other fear, Rush.  I don’t know that November is as big a lock as we would hope and here’s why.  Most group plans renew January 1st of every year.  Most people won’t see the dramatic premium increases until January 1st.  So what they’re going to do is all these people who voted for this — and who likely were swayed by this argument — are going to run around and say, “Well, look, nothing happened. You’re not paying any more. You know, everything’s fine. It was just a bunch of, quote, unquote, ‘fearmongering,'” and I’m afraid they’re going to be reelected.

RUSH:  Well, we’ll do with that when the time comes.  I think there’s a lot more in this than just those two provisions that have people outraged and upset, and I know that your fear is that the people that supported this are going to show up in droves and vote for Democrats on the theory that none of the scare stories that were told had happened because this delayed until January, but there are other things that we can work with on this.  The Democrat Party’s damaged itself in the sense.  They just inflicted great harm on the country. Whenever it shows up, it will be realized.  Now, I want to take you back to the first thing you said: You originally thought that your industry would survive. You’re speaking industry or just your particular company?  

CALLER:  I would say 99% of all insurance companies, health insurance companies in the country.

RUSH:  Okay.  So you originated thought you might have three to five years to stay in business under Obama. Now you said it’s two to three.  Why?

CALLER:  Because of the 85-15.  Plus the additional expenses we’re gonna incur.  Additionally, the mandates, what people don’t understand when CMS (which is the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare) push a mandate down on insurance companies, we have to pay to complement those mandates.  We don’t know how many of those are in this monstrosity.  So we can have our mandate budget doubled, our taxes already up 40% or whatever it is, and our cash flow immediately cut.

RUSH:  Well, how can you know in advance of paying any claims?  Because they’ve now shifted to 65% that you have to set aside for claims to 85%. How in the world can anybody know in advance of paying claims that it’s going to amount to 85%?

CALLER:  Well —

RUSH:  Of course 65%? It seems to be like this is a ridiculous dictate made by people that have no clue how your business works.

CALLER:  Well, they don’t have a clue. But the way that that amount of money is calculated is you look at the past year, past five years, past ten years, and you see what your claims expense have been those years. Then based on your enrollment and your demographics you project forward into what you expect to be paying in the future, in the next year and the next five years.  So you can do that.  It’s not precise to a dollar, but you usually get pretty close.  What he’s done is by saying, for example, the preventative services now —

RUSH:  Those are free.  Those are, quote, unquote, “free.”

CALLER:  Yeah, exactly.

RUSH:  What the hell is a preventative service covered by an insurance company anyway?

CALLER:  Well, that would be your colonoscopies, your mammograms, your yearly physicals, your lab work.

RUSH:  Oh, so those are free now! So if I want to go get a colonoscopy today and I have an insurance policy, I’m not going to pay for it?

CALLER:  Exactly.

RUSH:  But you will.

CALLER:  Well, we will.  We’ll pay out the nose for it.

RUSH: (laughing) Well…

CALLER: I know, bad analogy. I’m sorry.

RUSH:  It is Christmas!

CALLER: (giggling) But, Rush —

RUSH:  Well, no, I don’t look at a colonoscopy as Christmas. Don’t misunderstand.

CALLER: (giggling)

RUSH: But it is Christmas in the sense that I’m not paying for it. I don’t know how you can stay in business even two to three years with this kind of thing happening to you this year alone.

CALLER:  I don’t think we will and that’s why I am seriously considering leaving this industry.  I’m updating my resume.  You know, people who I work with — even people who voted for Obama and thought he was the greatest thing since sliced bread — are shell-shocked.

RUSH:  That just frustrates the hell out of me.  Anybody with a brain has no reason to be shell-shocked about who this guy is, but it is what it is.

CALLER:  Rush, it’s not him.  I didn’t think Congress would sell us down the river like this, especially given the public opinion.  When have you ever seen a politician just say, “I don’t care that the public doesn’t like it and I don’t care if I’m reelected”?  This is something I have never experienced.  I have never seen this, and people that I work with who don’t follow politics, who don’t know what’s going on necessarily, they had no clue this was coming.  At least I had an inkling!  They had no idea.

RUSH:  Well, it’s proof positive is that people who don’t pay attention to politics are now outraged, upset, and don’t quite understand.  It’s time to make ’em understand.  This is who Democrats are.  This is who liberals are.  You realize, too, I’m sure, that the whole purpose of all these new requirements on you is to put you out of business.

CALLER:  Oh, absolutely.

RUSH:  The whole purpose is to make it unable for you to stay in business financially, and so the government can come in and say, “Okay, well, you know, these damn insurance companies! We never could depend on them. They’re nothing but a bunch of frauds and nothing but a bunch of cheats. They’re still cheating people. They’re still raping people.  We’re going to have to do this ourselves.”

CALLER:  And you know how many people are going to die in the interim, Rush?  I say that in all sincerity, because come January 1st you’re going to see 200, 300% increases in premiums and people are going to drop their coverage. So you’ve got the woman who isn’t going to go get the mammogram or the man who’s not going to get the prostate exam.

RUSH:  Wait a minute!

CALLER: People are going to die.

RUSH: I thought the mammogram was free.

CALLER:  Not when you drop the coverage because you can’t afford three times the premium.  Remember, the premiums are going up because of the government, and jobs are being lost because of the government.  If you can’t pay it, you can’t pay it. So people are going to drop it. They’re going to drop their insurance before they drop their mortgage.

RUSH:  They’re going to be clamoring to the government to fix the mean-spirited insurance companies for raising the prices so high and that’s where Obama’s going to step in and say, “You know what? We have no choice here but than to do it ourselves,” and then you get dumped on again first and foremost with Obama portraying the government as the savior.  Look, I gotta take a break. Can you hang on a couple minutes?

CALLER:  Sure.

RUSH:  I still have a couple more questions.  Stacy, our insurance expert, “hiding” in Atlanta to make the call. 

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: We rejoin Stacy in hiding in Atlanta from the insurance industry.  You said just a minute ago that you’re not all that confident about the November election because all these premium increases, group rates, group policy don’t renew ’til January so all of your out-of-pocket expenses are going to start relatively soon but you can’t raise premiums until January to recoup them, correct?

CALLER:  Correct.

RUSH:  All right, we just got a story here from The Politico: “Timing Right for Democrats’ Midterm Election Hopes — Voters will get their first taste of the benefits of health care reform only a few short weeks before the November midterm elections.  They won’t have to swallow most of the bitter pills until much later — well after President Barack Obama faces voters again in 2012.  Match the effective dates of key reform provisions against the election calendar, and it becomes clear that Democrats were as focused on writing a legislative overhaul of the health care system as they were on devising a political road map for selling it to voters.”  Now, of course, this story is celebrating the brilliance of the Democrats here. Basically this story is, “Okay, yep, Americans you got screwed, but you’re not going to know it in time to vote the Democrats out,” which is essentially your fear.

CALLER:  Yeah, and, you know, Rush, Costa Rica is not going to save us because it doesn’t matter where services are rendered, the law is going to cover any policy sold within the United States.  So even though we can send folks down to Costa Rica for care, we’re still going to be under the 85-15 rule, we’re still going to have the additional taxes.

RUSH:  Look, all this is academic. You’re not going to be in business.

CALLER:  I don’t think it is.  That’s why I’m leaving it.

RUSH:  Are you the only one that realizes this in your immediate orb within your company?

CALLER:  No.  Most of us recognize it.  The question is, are you willing to move out of state, you know, go somewhere else to find a comparable job, that’s the question now for a lot of us.

RUSH:  What comparable job?

CALLER:  The technology aspect.  The technology that we work with is not used commonly in small shops around or whatever.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  So if we want a position using the technology we use today, we’re going to have to leave, and I don’t know where I’m going to go.

RUSH:  Well, it’s a shame.  And it’s a shame because all of this was predictable based on the details of the legislation.  Stacy, feel free to stay in touch any time to update us on this.  We really do value your input on this.  You sound very confident and know what you’re talking about.  Well, in fact, you know what, Snerdley has a great idea and we’re going to do this.  We are going to start collecting our own sob stories, and Stacy you might want to be one of our sob stories.  Instead of bringing up individuals who have supposedly been treated harshly because of an unfair country and an unfair insurance industry what we’re going to do is create our own roster of sob story people, small businesses who have been put out of business; small business people whose taxes have been raised making it impossible to stay in business for very much longer; people like you, whose entire industry is being targeted for eventual destruction.  We’re going to do people genuinely hurt by the legislation.  And believe me, there will be no shortage.  If you want to be one of our sob stories, I hope you’re not, but if a sob story happens to you, we, the EIB Network, will happily be your outlet.  

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  So I got this e-mail question from the subscriber list:  “After listening to Stacy, why aren’t the insurance companies not taking out full-page ads detailing all of these deceptive lies to the American people?  Why are Wall Street companies not doing the same?  Why are they continuing to allow these liberals to demonize them and not fight back?”  I can only take a guess, and as far as the insurance companies are concerned, take a look at the stocks.  Insurance company stocks right now are skyrocketing and so are drug company stocks because the original few years of this bill mandates 32 million more customers, and the insurance companies are going to pay for them somehow, some way, so they’re excited about this.  You jump in on the bubble and you cash out.  I mean, even if you think you got five years left in business, maximize it all you can and then get the hell out if you don’t think you can stop it.  Anyway, my guess.  What do I know?

END TRANSCRIPT

 

Natural Born Citizen Issue –

 

Obama Dreams About Government Run Health Care, Larry Sinclair, Birth Certificates, Natural Born Citizens While America Lives in a Nightmare.

CitizenWells has another update about the Kerchner v Obama lawsuit.  CitizenWells – I hope you will study the transcript from Rush Limbaugh’s show and forward it to those who can verify and clarify.

Kerchner v Obama and Congress, Update, March 24, 2010, Charles Kerchner comments on Appellant’s Reply Brief, Mario Apuzzo attorney

March 24, 2010 ·

Kerchner v Obama and Congress, Update, March 24, 2010, Charles Kerchner comments

From Charles Kerchner, lead plaintiff in Kerchner v Obama and Congress.

“For immediate release – 23 March 2010

Commander Kerchner’s comments on the Appellant’s Reply Brief filed today by Atty Apuzzo in the Kerchner v Obama & Congress Lawsuit Appeal

By now many of you have likely had time to read Attorney Mario Apuzzo’s outstanding Appellant’s Reply Brief filed today with the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia PA. The closing two paragraphs sum up the issues and consequences and the duty of the federal court’s role in resolving the core constitutional legal question of this lawsuit very well. Imo, Atty Apuzzo’s words will live in history. The federal courts must take this case or our Constitutional Republic is doomed and on its way to the scrap heaps of history.

Atty Apuzzo writes on pages 29 & 30:
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“The Supreme Court has warned us what can happen to our republic if its government does not observe the laws of the land. …Continue Reading

 

Ji’Obama’had –

 

When I served in the Navy, I understood that I was risking my life for Freedom, Liberty and the Constitution. I would not have joined if I were defending socialism. Have our most revered sacrificed all in vain? Not yet but we are getting close.

9/11 Mastermind To Be Freed From Guantanamo

Last Updated: Tue, 03/23/2010 – 3:16pm

A federal judge has ordered the Al Qaeda operative who recruited most of the 9/11 terrorists to be released from Guantanamo Bay prison though he is considered a “high value detainee” by the U.S.

The perplexing decision has been classified so there is no explanation why U.S. District Judge James Robertson granted the habeas corpus petition of Mohamedou Slahi, an Osama bin Laden confidant who is considered among the worst terrorists held at the military prison since the nation was brutally attacked nearly a decade ago.  
It marks the 34th time that a U.S. judge frees a Guantanamo terrorist since the Supreme Court ruled that detainees could challenge their incarceration in federal court. Slahi arrived at the military compound in 2002 and claims he was tortured, threatened with death, sleep deprived and moved around the base blindfolded. 

Slahi’s terrorist activities are extensive and detailed in the 9/11 Commission report, which explains how he recruited four of the September 2001 conspirators from the renowned Hamburg Germany cell. They include Mohammed Atta, Marwan al Shehhi, and Ziad Jarrah, the suicide pilots of American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, and United Airlines Flight 93….Continue Reading

Obamanomics – Natural Born Citizen – Gov. Jindal – Glenn Beck Hypocrisy – Commander Kerchner – Iran – Israel – Anti-Missile Systems – The BOPAC Report

February 1, 2010

The BOPAC Report

Natural Born Citizen and Glenn Beck –

 

Just like Obama is not Malcolm X - Obama is not a "Natural Born Citizen"! Obama may look like Malcolm X and Obama may be a "Citizen"; but being a "Citizen" does not necessarily mean that Obama is a "Natural Born Citizen"! Joint Chiefs of Staff’s new mottos: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil & Don’t rock the boat!

Commander Kerchner has written Glenn Beck a second letter asking him to get involved the ‘natural born citizen’ issue.  I’ve written Glenn a couple of open letters and it appears that Mr. Beck has no intention to look into Obama’s eligibility to be President. 

I’ve taken a little different approach recently by pulling a Pelosi and pole vaulting over Obama to get a media discussion started regarding Gov. Jindal’s eligibility to serve as President.  Gov. Jindal is not a ‘natural born citizen’ either. 

I do wish that Gov. Jindal would man up and address his ineligibility to serve.

How could the media ignore a Jindal press conference? 

Feel free to send Gov. Jindal either of my last three articles:

http://australia.to/2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=785:the-2010-democratic-birther-strategy-media-bias-liberty-and-the-jindal-response&catid=94:breaking-news&Itemid=156

http://australia.to/2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=508:obama-eligibility-dear-talk-radio&catid=71:zach-jones&Itemid=124

http://australia.to/2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=447:trumping-political-and-judicial-courage-&catid=71:zach-jones&Itemid=124

From the blog of Mario Apuzzo, Esq. –

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Glenn … Are You Listening? Another Open Letter to Glenn Beck from Commander Kerchner

For Immediate Release — 1 February 2010

Glenn … Are You Listening? Another Open Letter to Glenn Beck

By: Charles Kerchner, Commander USNR (Retired)
Posted: 1 February 2010 at: http://puzo1.blogspot.com

Dear Glenn Beck :

Are you listening to the People? Are you listening to the members of your “912 Project” who are trying to talk to you on air about the “elephant in the room” of American political discussion and legal question about the 2008 election. Or are you still telling your call screeners to block their calls and/or moderate them out of your chat rooms just like the members of Congress do? Congress is not listening to the People. The election in Massachusetts showed you the results of what happens when the elected officials do not listen to the People. Are you not listening to the People anymore either or just selectively listening? The questions are not the questions of a fringe percentage of the people. See this recent survey: http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=5697

A very large percentage, probably 75%+, of the “912 Project” folks and “Tea Party” folks believe that Obama is NOT constitutionally eligible to be the President or certainly at least want the matter fully and thoroughly discussed in public and investigated by the courts and Obama’s hidden and sealed early life original paper records unsealed and revealed. Photoshop’d digital images on the internet are legal proof of nothing. And then there is the issue for the 1961 newspaper ads you tout as infallible proof. They were not placed directly by family members but instead generated by the Hawaiian Health Department upon any birth registration in their system no matter what the source. Have you heard of the GIGO effect for birth registration systems. Falsified birth registration records in yields false record reports in Hawaiian newspapers out. This was likely done by the grandmother to get her newborn grandson U.S. citizenship, despite of where he might have really been born. Births could be registered with a mail-in form filled out by one family member for “at home” births. No one back then in Hawaii checked the credibility of the facts placed on that form. No one at the time was thinking 45 years into the future that this child might someday be a candidate for President and thus someone would question and check the underlying credibility of the facts on the mail-in form. Citizenship is the goal of any falsified birth registration in the U.S. Simple as that. Listen to this discussion on the Bill Cunningham radio show.

Glenn, are you giving these people who have supported you a voice? Or are you silencing their voices from getting on the air? If you don’t believe me, take a survey of them. …Continue Reading

I like Glenn Beck but the hypocrisy involved with saying ‘question with boldness’ and then ridiculing those who question Obama’s eligibility makes me believe that Glenn may be becoming half full of crap.

Like you Glenn but instead of ridiculing those questioning Obama's eligibility - question Jindal's eligibility. Take an enema and come back to the light!

Obama’s Foreign Policy –

 

Hillary's 3am Call vis-a-vis the Omnipresent Teleprompter to Obama!

Obama supported Chavez supporter/follower Zelaya during the Honduras crisis and ignored the opposition protesters in Iran when Ahmadinejad stole the election.  Is the deployment and sales of arms to Iran’s neighbors merely an attempt to buy time and keep Israel from attacking Iran?  Buy time to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons? 

…The moves, which include the sales of anti-missile systems to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, are designed to deter Iran from launching attacks against its Sunni Muslim neighbors and to send a message to Israel that a preemptive strike against Iran is unnecessary….

From FOX:

U.S. Missile Shield in Gulf Ups Ante With Iran

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran rose Monday after the Obama Administration quietly increased the capability of land and sea-based missile defenses in several Gulf nations to protect American allies.

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran rose Monday after the Obama Administration quietly increased the capability of land and sea-based missile defenses in several Gulf nations to protect American allies against a potential Iranian strike.

Administration officials said over the weekend that the U.S. was speeding up arms sales to a number of Gulf Arab states and that it had also deployed warships capable of knocking down hostile missiles in flight to the region.

The moves, which include the sales of anti-missile systems to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, are designed to deter Iran from launching attacks against its Sunni Muslim neighbors and to send a message to Israel that a preemptive strike against Iran is unnecessary.

The deployments come as President Obama enters a new phase in efforts to halt Iran’s nuclear program after the failure of a diplomatic offensive….Continue Reading

Obama’s Iranian Policy?

 

Teleprompter holds Whitehouse Protocol Classes. Obama preparing for bow to Iran!

Unlike Obama, I take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at his word and will be paying attention on February 11th.

CNN — Two top Iranian opposition leaders have called on supporters to protest on February 11, the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an opposition Web site reported.

According to The Green Way Web site, a meeting took place Saturday between opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Moussavi at Karroubi’s home.

They discussed the two executions that happened last week and the cases of 16 protesters who went on trial Saturday, the site reported.

“The widespread arrests of political activists and university students, the silencing of the media, and the forced confessions of prisoners are against the principles of Islam and the constitution of Iran,” the leaders said in a statement.

They also called for people to take to the streets on February 11 to demand their rights back as citizens of Iran, The Green Way reported.

Meanwhile, state-run Press TV quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday as saying that the nation will deliver a harsh blow to “global arrogance” on February 11.

Press TV offered no details on or explanation of the statement….Continue Reading

 

Obamanomics –

Obamanomics - It's a Crap Shoot! Spending Freeze? Not hardly!

 

This quote sums it up:

…. When the deficit is that size and you want to cut it meaningfully, you have to do more…

Analysts View: 2010 budget deficit to hit new record

7:43am EST

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Following are analysts’ comments after President Barack Obama on Monday projected in his budget for the fiscal year to September 30, 2011 the budget deficit would soar to a fresh record of $1.56 trillion in 2010.

LATEST COMMENTS

ANDRE BAKHOS, PRESIDENT, PRINCETON FINANCIAL GROUP, NORTH

BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY

“We’re talking about a record budget with record deficits. In it we have I believe $100 billion stimulus on top of what’s already been approved in the past, and it’s going to be interesting to see how that plays up.

“I don’t believe it’s going to make a (stock) market impact. People are aware of the deficit and the record budget. I don’t think the average investor will trade on the back of that.”

PETER BOOCKVAR, EQUITY STRATEGIST, MILLER TABAK & CO., NEW

YORK:

“I don’t think there is anything out there that is job creating and I don’t have much confidence that some of the spending cuts will actually happen.

“I would rather come in today and focus on fundamental earnings rather than what the government’s budget deficit is going to be. It’s going to be large, it’s going to be big and that’s what’s the most disappointing thing and this doesn’t change that.”

MARC OSTWALD, CURRENCY, RATES STRATEGIST, MONUMENT

SECURITIES, LONDON:

“When the deficit is that size and you want to cut it meaningfully, you have to do more….Continue Reading

The 2010 Democratic ‘Birther’ Strategy, Media Bias, Liberty, and the Jindal Response

January 30, 2010

The 2010 Democratic ‘Birther’ Strategy, Media Bias, Liberty, and the Jindal Response

This week there appears to be numerous Google ‘news’ search results concerning Obama’s eligibility to serve as President, an up tick.  Not surprisingly, the dominant theme the media is using to present this subject is to closely associate any and all eligibility questions with the pejorative term ‘birther’ and little else.  The ‘birther’ term probably began innocently enough as a quick and easy way to describe someone who does not believe Obama is a ‘citizen’ or believes he was born in Kenya or some other place back in 2008.  While in fact, the ‘eligibility’ issue is much broader than either of these meanings.

Notwithstanding the eligibility issue’s complexity, when Obama’s ‘birth certificate’ appeared online, media supporters quickly realized it would likely appear farfetched to the casual reader that the document could mean anything other than absolute proof that Obama was born in Hawaii.   As such, Obama’s support in the media seized upon the possibility that they could easily ignore the actual parameters of the issue and shape the news to redefine the ‘eligibility’ issue to mean: if Obama has a Hawaiian Birth Certificate, of course he is a ‘citizen’, and of course, this equals Obama is eligible to be President.

Voila, the media found their vehicle to infer that anyone questioning Obama’s eligibility to serve as President of the United States was a complete and utter fool.  

Because, most people pay little attention to and/or fail to verify the details of news stories (most barely read past the headlines), the media has been able to pull off their slight of hand.  And as the media is well aware, once people commit to a version of the facts they are reluctant to revisit an issue. Especially, given that many of the normal players (Hillary, Republicans, and the courts) for their own reasons have been reluctant to touch this story, it makes the casual observer’s commitment to his or her position even stronger. Thus, the term ‘birther’ has become an effective tool for the media and politicians to use to ridicule their opponents. 

Allow me to give a quick statement regarding those sincerely questioning Obama’s eligibility to serve.   Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution requires anyone serving as President must be a ‘natural born citizen’. The ‘natural born citizen’ provision was originally put in place to make sure that whoever held the Office of the Presidency would not be conflicted by allegiances to any other country.  This is why questions about where a candidate was born matters.  It is also why questions regarding the citizenship of the candidate’s parents matter; and any extensions of the parents’ allegiances to the candidate matter.

The Presidential eligibility issue is (for obvious reasons) entirely focused on complete allegiance to the United States. Therefore, where a candidate was born (being a U.S. ‘citizen’) is only a part of the determination of his or her status as a ‘natural born citizen’.  The two terms do not mean the same thing.

Just as a warning – if you happen to read a ‘news’ article about the Presidential eligibility issue and you see the term ‘birther’ throughout, never or rarely see the term ‘natural born citizen’ or when you do, you see it equated with the term ‘citizen’; you can be fairly sure that you are having the wool pulled over your eyes.

Naturally, I did a few advanced Google ‘News’ searches this morning.  (Google is funny in that it does not always give completely consistent results, but trends can be established.) This past week there were 74 articles identified as news that contained the term ‘natural born citizen’, 44 of which did not include the term ‘birther’.  There were only 40 articles that included both terms.  In contrast, this past week there were 233 articles identified as news that contained the term ‘birther’, 200 of which did not include the term ‘natural born citizen’.  Talk about media bias!

Think about it. 

Article II, Section I of the Constitution reads as follows:

No person except a natural born citizen…shall be eligible to the office of President….

So of 233 ‘news’ articles this week that use the term ‘birther’ only 33 used the term ‘natural born citizen’?  Utterly amazing.  Do you feel manipulated yet?

Anyway, as stated above, the term ‘birther’ has become a tool for the media and politicians to use to ridicule their opponents without actually having to look closely at the issue. 

Now we learn that  ‘birther’ is going to be part of the Democratic Party’s election strategy for the 2010 elections. Politico reports that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is distributing a memo containing a series of questions that Democrats should force their opponents to answer.  

The very first question is: “Do you believe that Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen?”  (Notice that they left out the appropriate terminology, ‘natural born citizen’.)

Given that the media (for the moment) seems to have successfully redefined the eligibility issue, this gotcha question must be approached cautiously by potential candidates.  Rest assured, it doesn’t concern the media or Democratic politicians one little bit that there are legitimate Constitutional questions about Obama’s potential lack of eligibility.  Ridicule, misrepresentation and villification are front and center in the 2010 Democrat election playbook and the ‘birther’ strategy is in fact already being deployed by Chris Matthews.  Therefore, every candidate must be ready for this question!

I happen to have a few ideas how Independent and Republican candidates can answer this question. 

The main thing, be honest.  If you do not believe that this is an issue, just answer I have no reason to believe that Obama is not a Citizen.  However, I would suggest that you are careful not to say you have ‘no reason’ to believe that Obama is not a ‘natural born citizen’ because that answer may come back to bite you.

If the question is asked about Obama being a ‘citizen’, a candidate might answer –

*Well (Chris Matthews), as you know there’s a difference between being an ordinary ‘citizen’ and being a ‘natural born citizen’ – and the Supreme Court has not adequately defined the term ‘natural born citizen’ with any degree of specificity as far as I can tell. 

Historically, it involved making sure the person leading the country and our military does not have divided loyalties. 

As to the question is Obama a citizen – I haven’t seen anything that would cause me to believe that Obama was not born in Hawaii.  However, Obama could have easily put the issue to rest by being more forthright about releasing documents that every other similarly situated candidate would have released.  That would have been the common sense thing to do. He still can!

*Well Chris, I’ll be happy to answer your question if you answer three questions for me.  As you know, Gov. Jindal may be running on the Republican ticket in 2012 and his parents were citizens of India when he was born in Louisiana.  Do you believe that Gov. Jindal is a citizen?  Do you believe he is a ‘natural born citizen’?  What’s the difference between  ‘citizens’ and ‘natural born citizens’?

If Chris answers Gov. Jindal is a citizen, is a natural born citizen and there is no difference between the two terms – then simply shake your head affirmatively and indicate that whatever the law is that applies to Gov. Jindal should apply to Obama. Follow up by saying that you would hate to see Gov. Jindal have to address these types of questions if they are not necessary. You might add that you’ve seen no evidence indicating that Obama is not an American ‘citizen’. Then ask: Chris, would you mind having your staff research the question about the differences between ‘citizens’ and ‘natural born citizens’?  (Maybe this would force the media to actually research or reveal their research regarding the Constitutional question of who is eligible to serve as President.)

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like the media (or anyone else for that matter) manipulating how Constitutional questions about who can serve are answered. It’s not Chris Matthews job. It’s not the media’s job.  It’s not the candidate’s job.  It is the sworn duty of the courts, State Secretaries of Elections, Members of Congress, the FBI, the military, et. al. to make sure the Constitution is protected. 

One thing is for certain – it is the media’s job to make sure those in power are doing their jobs and that the American people know every relevant detail about those seeking office, especially for the Presidency.  They are failing. What can be more relevant than knowing if a candidate is eligible to hold the office he or she is seeking?

This sort of ad hock, de facto, amendment of the Constitution of the United States by slight of hand, turning a blind eye is not acceptable and should not be tolerated by the left, right or center.  It is a slippery sloop that undermines the principles America was founded on and enumerated in the Constitution more than two hundred years ago.  These principles and protections have served America well and should not to be trifled with -especially, by the media.

Today the left and the media might not think the eligibility issue is any big deal. However, next time this comes up, or something else, it may be a BIG deal to the left. It depends on who holds the reigns of power and how they view that power. That’s the danger inherent in viewing the Constitution as a living, changing document as the far left favors. It’s the danger of having the Supreme Court look at a diminished Constitution and interpreting it to suit their purposes, image, or to do their appointer’s bidding.  The Constitution will mean nothing.

We must all remember that when free speech, freedom of religion, freedom to prosper – our liberties – are temporarily entrusted to our leaders – it is with the deep understanding, knowledge and conviction that how they handle our liberties are limited by the Constitution of the United States.  We do not want Chris Matthews or any other media personage to impose some watered down version of Constitution upon us. 

The reasons the ‘Founders’ included the Article II, Section I eligibility restrictions remain as relevant today as they were in the 1700’s.  All one has to do is look to the shenanigans Obama and his minions have been attempting in Washington to see how true this is – prosecuting Navy Seals, persecuting CIA interrogators, giving Terrorists the same rights as American citizens, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, surrendering U.S. sovereignty, trying to close GITMO for purely political reasons, socializing healthcare, etc., etc., etc. 

– You know what would really put the media on the defensive and maybe cause America to get to the bottom of this eligibility issue? 

What would happen if Gov. Bobby Jindal found the opportunity and encouragement to respond to a question about Presidential eligibility by saying that he very much doubts that he (Jindal) is a ‘natural born citizen’? The media would have a cow!

Any ideas how to make that happen?

Constantly Ignored by Congress, Americans Left Little Choice but to Shut Washington, D.C. Down!

December 23, 2009

Constantly Ignored by Congress, Americans Left Little Choice but to Shut Washington, D.C. Down!

(I would like to suggest a date – the day of the 2010 State of the Union Address)

Today I was listening to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program when one of his listeners shared an interesting idea that got my attention.  The listener was a small business owner, 30 years in business, who was fed up with Congress not listening to the wishes of the American People.  He was calling for all small business owners to fire half of their employees (for a few weeks?) and the resulting loss of tax withholdings and concurrent demands for unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc. by the fired workers would overwhelm the system.

Rush immediately recognized that this idea was actually the same idea that Obama and the left are employing, the Cloward-Piven strategy

…”The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change….”

It is an interesting concept of turning a wholly leftist/fascist strategy for radical change back on the instigators.  Naturally, the caller understood that his idea would involve substantial “short-term pain for long-term gain” and would require a lot of employers taking part to be effective.

What’s obvious is that Rush’s caller was basically expressing the extreme frustration that millions of Americans are feeling right now. How can ordinary citizens get the attention of Congress when they are taking the phone off the hook and locking their doors?

Even though it’s probably not ripe today, the Rush caller idea is simple, powerful, and definitely would get Washington and the media’s attention.  However, I believe the pain to the “innocent” temporarily unemployed would be too much.  It might be something to try next year during hunting season for hunters looking for some time to hunt and draw a check; or when school’s out for summer so they can go on family vacation.  By summer, prior to the 2010 elections, both the to be laid off employees and millions of stressed employers could be eager to take part in such an act of political disobedience.  I’m ready now but later might be better.

So what can be done now to get the attention of Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Congress?  What if for the days before and the night of the next Presidential State of the Union at the end of January another “Tea Party”/strike is organized to descend on Washington, D. C.?  Trucks, RV’s, Cars, Motorcycles, Bikes, Strollers, Wheel Chairs, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, 9/11 Families, Navy Seals’ families, College Students, High School Students, Elementary School Students, Lawyers, Judges, former AARP members, Ordinary Americans carrying bull-horns, cowbells, bag pipes, drums, and every other manner of noise making device imaginable coming to Congress to be HEARD!  Wow!

Maybe, everyone could ask his or her Congressional Representative to boycott the 2010 State of the Union Address. (Are you there Representatives Bachmann and Wilson?)

Even though previous D.C. Tea Party demonstrations have had over a million participants, the media have found ways to ignore/ridicule/minimize them.  What if 2 or 3 million Americans came to Congress to be heard – could the media ignore that?  I don’t think so!  What if the sound could be heard when Obama begins spinning his lies and misrepresentations – could the media ignore that?  I don’t think so!  What if traffic is tied up for days – could the media ignore that? I don’t think so!

Americans are upset and frustrated because they are not being listened to by Obama or the Congress.  If fact even Blue Dog Democrats are frustrated.  The level of frustration must be extremely high to cause a Freshman Democratic Representative from Alabama, Parker Griffith, to switch parties today.

Why are they so upset and frustrated?  Let me count the ways:

Obama and Eric Holder are planning to have 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s trial in NYC!  Polls show that 59% of Americans are opposed to this travesty.  Congress has power to prevent it but again they choose not to listen the American people.

Obama is closing GITMO and bringing the terrorists to Illinois (within 20 miles of a nuclear power plant).  When you ask Americans you find that 64% are opposed to bringing GITMO terrorists to America.  Is Obama or Congress listening? No.

Three Navy Seals are being prosecuted for allegedly giving Islamic terrorist, Ahmed Hashim Abed, a fat lip during his capture.  Abed was the mastermind of the brutal attack in Falluja in 2004 where 4 Blackwater security contractors were hung on a bridge and burned.  Where is Obama and Congress?  AWOL.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are ignoring the very real possibility that Obama is not a “natural born citizen” and is therefore not eligible to serve as President or Commander in Chief.  Are they listening? No.  Is Congress listening? No.  All that is happening is that Obama has/is spending over 2 million dollars trying to keep his school records, long form birth certificate, bar application, college papers, etc. hidden.

Americans opposed to Obamacare are being ignored by Congress. The latest Quinnipiac poll show that “53 percent of voters disapprove of plans to make over the health-care system, with 36 percent in support.” Will Congress listen? No.

Shockingly, Reid and Pelosi’s Democrats are putting measures in the Healthcare legislation that tries to make parts of it not subject to repeal.  How’s that for Congress not listening!

No matter what you believe about abortion, the vast majority of Americans (72%) recognize that it is wrong to force taxpayer who believe abortion is wrong to fund abortions.  Will Congress listen? No.

The majority of American small business owners (66 against/24 for) and the public (53 against/37 for) are against Cap and Trade legislation. Is the Congress listening? No.

Americans, who keep their own budgets balanced, expect Obama and Congress to keep America’s budgets balanced!  Do they listen? No.

And there’s Inspector General Walpin’s firing, Obama bowing to every world leader he can find, Obama photo ops with our returning war dead, ACORN, SEIU, Larry Sinclair, attacks of FOX, Obama’s boot licking media, Cambridge Police “acted stupid”, coming attacks on the Second Amendment, not showing proper respect when our soldiers were slaughtered by a terrorist at Ft. Hood, etc., etc., etc.  It never ends.

Americans have been trying hard to have their voices heard vis-à-vis Tea Parties nationwide.  Were they heard? No.  They were ridiculed and vilified by Obama, Gibbs, Pelosi, many Members of Congress and the mainstream media.

Everyday, more Americans are waking up.

It is time to start saying ENOUGH a little more loudly.

Russian Addition to Climategate – “Hadley/CRU has distorted the climate of 1/8th of the planet by cherry-picking warmer stations and ignoring the colder ones” – Telegraph & WallStreetPit – Illinois Gitmo Has Numerous Nuclear Power Plants Nearby – The BOPAC Report

December 16, 2009

The BOPAC Report

Climategate – Copenhagen’s Shabby Science –

Climategate! Obama's Climate Data Collection Team Collecting Data for UN!

Breaking Climategate/Climate Change Related Stories

Hopefully the climate science community will try to redeem their now severely tarnished reputations so the world can find out what the truth is about climate change.  Regardless of one’s views about climate change and human activity’s role in it, it could very well be/become critical to develop/have technology to remove/add CO2 from the atmosphere as needed for global warming or cooling. 

At this point in time, we do know that Al Gore’s hoaxers masquerading as scientists have been making crap up. 

From The Telegraph: 

Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming   

By James Delingpole Politics Last updated: December 16th, 2009 

Climategate just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing us all back to the dark ages. 

Feast your eyes on this news release from Rionovosta, via the Ria Novosti agency, posted on Icecap. (Hat Tip: Richard North

A discussion of the November 2009 Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident, referred to by some sources as “Climategate,” continues against the backdrop of the abortive UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) discussing alternative agreements to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that aimed to combat global warming. 

The incident involved an e-mail server used by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, East England. Unknown persons stole and anonymously disseminated thousands of e-mails and other documents dealing with the global-warming issue made over the course of 13 years. 

Controversy arose after various allegations were made including that climate scientists colluded to withhold scientific evidence and manipulated data to make the case for global warming appear stronger than it is. 

Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations….Continue Reading 

And from the Wall Street Pit: 

Russian Climate Center Accuses CRU of Cherry-Picking to Concoct Warming in RussiaBy Duncan Davidson|Dec 16, 2009, 1:35 PM 

Russian papers are reporting that another fallout of ClimateGate is that Hadley/CRU has distorted the climate of 1/8th of the planet by cherry-picking warmer stations and ignoring the colder ones (emphasis added): 

[T]he Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data. 

….Continue Reading 

ChiBama Politics & His Disdain for U.S. Military

  

General Petraeus - When are you and the Joint Chiefs going to force Obama to prove that he is a "natural born citizen", eligible to hold the position of Commander In Chief? Support U.S. Navy Seals!

I heard a comment on Rush Limbaugh’s show today about a concern the people of Illinois may want to consider before Gitmo’s terrorists come to Thomson. There are several nuclear power plants nearby.  Do the people of Illinois think that these prisoners will not have visitors (other terrorists) visiting them?I did a Google search for nuclear plants near Thomson, Ill.  I was amazed.  See below. Plan to move Gitmo detainees to Illinois sparks concerns  

 By Mimi Hall and Judy Keen, USA TODAY  

President Obama‘s announcement that the government will send terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay to an Illinois prison raised questions and sparked protests Tuesday over whether the new lockup will pose a security risk. 

In a letter to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, top administration officials including Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the plan “part of the president’s aggressive posture in the fight against al-Qaeda.” 

The decision to buy a nearly vacant state prison in Thomson, Ill., to house as many as 100 alleged terrorists is the latest step in Obama’s effort to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center. …Continue Reading 

Results of Thomson, Ill. Search: 

Nuclear Power Stations near Thomson, IL

Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station‎more info »19 mi SW“Quad Cities is a two-unit nuclear power plant located near Cordova, Illinois, USA on the Mississippi River. The two General Electric boiling water “‎ google.com

Byron Nuclear Power Plant‎more info »43 mi E“The Byron Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located in Ogle County, Illinois, USA providing electricity to northern Illinois and the “‎ wikipedia.org

Quad Cities‎more info »19 mi SW“Quad Cities is a two-unit nuclear power plant located near Cordova, Illinois, USA on the Mississippi River. The two General Electric boiling water “‎ google.com

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