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IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/irs-official-in-charge-during-tea-party-targeting-now-runs-health-care-office/

“Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.”

So the very apparatchik used to torment, intimidate and punish the political opponents of the statist agenda now runs the enforcement arm of obamacare. The very obamacare that imposes its will upon the citizen, regardless of need or want. The same obamacare that threatens the individual with fines and jail time if one exercises their constitutional right to be left alone.

Good Grief.

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Yell Fire

Tyranny is contagious.

And the current administration is pathological.

The Obama administration has been exposed as tapping the phones of associated press reporters.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe

“The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news”.

This blatant violation of our first amendment is both mirror and representation of the corrupt mindset of the current administration. The relentless violence to our constitution continues. The czars, executive fiat, cronyism and fraud in green energy, Fast and furious gun running,, Benghazi cover up ,etc, etc, etc.  This administration gets bolder and bolder.

Now its exposed The IRS has been used to harass, intimidate and bully the political opponents of this current administration. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/politics/irs-apologizes-to-conservative-groups-over-application-audits.html?ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all&_r=0

This is the same IRS that the administration had delegated as its enforcement arm for government controlled health care. It is no co-incidence.  Anyone of us who have had the displeasure of dealing with the IRS knows that it pre supposes their agency is exempt from the rule of law and you are guilty until proven innocent vis-à-vis their accusations.

I have used much bandwidth lamenting these and other assaults. The overwhelming evidence of corruption, malfeasance and the blatant disregard for the rule of law is a fire bell, ringing in the night.

Be alert, be awake.

 

 

 

The Utopian fanatics are again wrong.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html

“Gun-related homicides and crime are “strikingly” down from 20 years ago, despite the American public’s belief that firearm crime is on the upswing, a new study said Wednesday.

Looking back 50 years, a Pew Research Center study found U.S. gun homicides rose in the 1960s, gained in the 1970s, peaked in the 1980s and the early 1990s, and then plunged and leveled out the past 20 years.

“Despite national attention to the issue of firearm violence, most Americans are unaware that gun crime is lower today than it was two decades ago,” the researchers say.

A Pew survey of Americans in March found 56% believed gun-related crime is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% said its lower. The survey said 26% believed it stayed the same and 6% didn’t know.”

 

“The new study found U.S. firearm homicides peaked in 1993 at 7.0 deaths per 100,000 people. But by 2010, the rate was 49% lower, and firearm-related violence — assaults, robberies, sex crimes — was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993, the study found.

Those drops parallel an overall decline in violent non-fatal crime, with or without a gun, the study said.

In fact, gun-related homicide rates in the late 2000s were “equal to those not seen since the early 1960s,” the study found.”

 

The notion of gun control is based on a complete myth. Yet the assault on our 2nd amendment protections continues apace. We have a significant increase in population, a significant increase in firearms, yet gun crime is drastically less now than in the last 20 years. Will any amount of evidence dissuade the dogmatic fidelity to the gun violence myth?

I doubt it. The scapegoat of gun violence is a ruse. Used to emotionally play on the sympathies of decent people, and to manipulate those same decent people in an attempt to control their behavior.

The constitution is our rule of law. The bill of rights are protections we; the people, have FROM an oppressive tyranny. Be it a God,  a Government ,  a criminal or a combination of all three. Let us not surrender to a myth.

 

 

The governor of Colorado signed a mostly toothless firearms limitation bill into law yesterday. Toothless in the respect that it will not deter one crime or deter one criminal. Statics show that it wont. Colorado law enforcement officials have gone on record state wide to say they will not enforce the vague letter and superficial spirit of the law. What this law will do, and the tragedy of such laws, is it will force law abiding citizens to surrender some of their liberty or become petty lawbreakers. Those who are the intended targets of the law are lawless anyhow, so it’s safe to assume they will ignore it. Those citizens complying with the law will be at a tactical disadvantage in the unlikely event of an armed confrontation. It also will cause economic damage to Colorado. One example is this law is forcing magazine-maker Magpul Industries to desert its plant about 30 miles from Denver. They now make an illegal product. Goodbye to those jobs and that tax base and the thousands of unintended consequences attached to it.

Noted plagiarist, political gaff machine and court jester Joe Biden intervened to twist some arms in the Colorado state house in order to pass this bill. Why would the federal government take an interest in the affairs of a Colorado? We know why. The remorseless advance of the statist agenda is served by these restrictions. The question I ask is why do we tolerate such usurpation of our Constitution? In the process of denying the 2nd amendment rights to citizens in Colorado, the Whitehouse also violated the 9th and 10th amendments to our constitution. 3of the big 10! 30 % of our inalienable rights were violated in just this one instance!

The constitution and its amendments are protections FOR the citizen FROM the Tyranny of an overbearing federal government. The violation of our civil rights perpetrated in this case is outrageous. Once upon a time in the west, a man’s word was his bond and the law of the west was applied down the barrel of a gun. Today in the west, the de rigueur is feel good reactions doing more harm than good: masquerading as solutions. The result is violence to our constitution, violence to the law abiding citizen  with eroding libertys and adding a tactical advantage to psychopath poachers who exploit the shortsighted and weak.

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Cyprus’ 56-member Parliament voted to seize  a percentage of private individual deposits. Why should we care about a tiny Mediterranean island? Because Cyprus could be the canary in the coal mine.

Cyprus’s banks, like many banks in Europe, are bankrupt. Cyprus went to the Eurozone to get a bailout, the same way Ireland, Greece, and other European countries have.The Eurozone powers-that-be gave Cyprus a bailout — but with a startling condition that has never before been imposed on any major banking system since the start of the global financial crisis in 2008.The Eurozone powers-that-be (mainly, Germany) insisted that the depositors in Cyprus’s banks pay part of the tab.

Not the bondholders.

The depositors. The folks who had their money in the banks for safe-keeping are now being forced to surrender private funds.

When Cyprus’s banks reopen this morning, every depositor will have some of his or her money seized. Accounts under 100,000 euros will have 6.75% of the funds seized. Accounts over 100,000 euros will have 9.9% seized. And then the Eurozone’s emergency lending facility and the International Monetary Fund will inject 10 billion euros into the banks to allow them to keep operating

Cyprus’s government tried to explain this deal by observing that it was better than the alternative: Immediate bankruptcy and closure of the major banks. In that scenario, depositors would lose a lot more of their money. Businesses would go bankrupt. And tens of thousands of people would be instantly thrown out of work.

But, still, not surprisingly, news that deposits in Cyprus’s banks would be seized triggered an immediate run on the banks.

Depositors rushed to ATMs and tried to withdraw their money before it could be seized.But the ATMs weren’t working. And the government has now made it impossible to transfer money out of the country. Since the Great Depression wiped out a big percentage of the world’s banks, vaporizing the bank depositors’ savings in the process, banking system regulators have tried to do everything they can to protect bank depositors. And they are smart to do so. Because the moment depositors think that there is risk to their savings, they rush to banks to yank their money out.

That’s called a run on the bank.

And since no bank anywhere has enough cash on hand to pay off all its depositors at once, runs on the bank cause banks to go bust.

That’s what happened to hundreds of banks in the Great Depression.

But now, thanks to Eurozone’s bizarre decision in Cyprus, the illusion that depositors don’t need to yank their money out of threatened banks because they’ll be protected has been shattered.

update: The Cyprus representitives voted the plan down under heavy public pressure.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/19/cyprus-rejects-eurozone-bailout-savings-tax

Matt Ridley, the rational optimist http://www.rationaloptimist.com/ concludes we can have an improving environment and improved living standards. The slight increase in Co2 (.0002 %) in the atmosphere can be linked to More plant growth, more agricultural production, more food and unparalleled abundance. We now use 1/3 less land for farming yet produce considerably more. New England used to be 70% farmland, now it’s 70% woodland. Vietnam, The United Kingdom and other countries are re-foresting. The amazon rainforest and even places in Africa are enjoying a net greening.
Add to that the abundance of carbon based energy sources( he calls it fossil fuels but I maintain that as a misnomer and refuse to use the term) have made the lives of planet earth dramatically better while easing the exploitation of animals for fuel and clothing,etc and his case is compelling.
Conventional wisdom is that the environment is a zero sum game, clearly there is evidence to the contrary.

The Obama administration notified Congress on Friday that it would provide Egypt’s new government an emergency cash infusion of $450 million U.S. Taxpayer dollars. Why? who knows? He promised egypt a billion in aid. This comes only 2 weeks after savage islamist stormed our embassy in Cairo, occupied it by burning old glory and hoisting the al-Qaeda flag , ALL ON  9-11. The new government in egypt is dominated by the muslin brotherhood. The same muslim brotherhood who has vowed to impose sharia law on the world , is now starting by collecting the jizya tax from the  obama administration after it has conquered the U.S.  embassy. This is an outrage.

Yesterday, a CNN /MSNBC “reporter” was arrested in the NYC subway for vandalizing this anti-jihadist ad-

The CNN/MSNBC “reporter” who vandalized these ads in the NYC subway is a good example of the political agenda of both CNN and MSNBC.  To the left, it’s considered racist to identify evil (jihad) and ask decent people to condemn it. To the left, propaganda trumps facts and reality is but a narrative, constructed to dupe the gullible and advance the leftist/marxist/fascist agenda.  “Anyone who speaks about jihad and Shariah is attacked, defamed, destroyed,”

Look carefully at the sign. It does NOT mention islam or muslims.It clearly states  who the savages are. It equates jihad with savagery. And to deny jihad is not savagery is to deny reality.

A cruel fact is that not all muslims are jihadist. But all jihadist are muslims. It is way past time the civilized muslims condemn jihad and reject the jihad. Until the jihadist are defeated, they will be no freedom or peace for any of us. But here we have another western “reporter” being a useful idiot to the marxist/fascist/leftist agenda. The media sets the agenda, and the media is the message. It happens every day.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/commentator-arrested-for-defacing-anti-jihad-subway-poster/

Hurricane Isaac brought mostly rain and some property damage. The dilapidated structure next door ;riddled with termite damage, failed and crushed my roof. It damaged several rafters and roof deck planks. Took out some of my toys and left us a ridiculous mess.

It also brought with it an opportunity I was not expecting and am delighted to share. It introduced me to an interesting fellow we will call Freddy.

Freddy is from Veracruz Mexico. He is about 35 years old and a master craftsman. Polite, professional,talented and a perfect example of why America Is still the last best hope of the world.  Veracruz sits on the gulf of mexico in southern mexico about 2 hours from mexico city. It looks like paradise. Tropical sandy white beaches and blue water. It is a resort town with wealth but rife with corruption.  Freddy cant make a living there. The corrupt mexican government allows those “kingpins” (as freddy calls ’em) to run every permit and construction job. Its described to me as a fiefdom, where the local warlord and his cronies dole out favors upon the serfs and swim in graft and kickbacks as the general population live as peasants. The situation is so bad, Freddy has abandoned his teaching job at some sort of Vo-tech school to come to these United States and make a living. He works with  family here. A son, cousins and an uncle. His wife is there, unwilling to leave her mother and that part of the family behind. Freddy  and the men here support the entire clan with what they earn here but its a constant scheme of skullduggery and concealment from the local criminals who operate with the state’s authority. It is a heartbreaking story of oppression and exploitation. It is also a great story of  moral triumph. Freddy is a good man and rejected the temptation to exploit others for his own comfort. He is so intelligent he could have easily have fallen in with the gangs and been a gang leader. He shows his leadership skill while working his crew. He has rejected that life of crime and traveled to the land of opportunity  where he now teaches his son the craft of homebuilding and the most important lessons a father can teach . That on how to be not just a man of wealth, but a man of value. Those American values of Life , Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is what attracts people like Freddy to these United States. Where still he can ply his trade and provide a vital service. Where he can  be compensated fairly for his labor and operate free from the specter of the state confiscating all of his labor to line their own pockets.

We must be vigilant against those who would undermine our birthright and limit our freedoms as American Citizens.

Freddy may be a mexican citizen but most importantly, he is a shining example of American exceptionalism.

 

It happens all too often. Obama says one thing while the truth is totally different. There are hundreds of documented lies told by Obama. It is as though dupes and sycophants crave the deceit. It is a disgusting indication also that the leftist media cover and promote the deceit and usurption of american citizens.

A week after it was known, the Washington Post  now reports “The U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed last week in Libya died “in
the course of a terrorist attack,” a senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers Wednesday. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/benghazi-attack-called-terrorist/2012/09/19/90e74b52-0290-11e2-9b24-ff730c7f6312_story.html

But just the night before, obama is on letterman denying it and trying to blame the terrorist attacks on some retarded cheap YouTube video-

The real story of the attacks coinciding with 9-11 is not mentioned nor is the horrible rape and torture of our ambassador. Obama dont mention it and his lapdog press stenographers dont mention it. The media sycophants dont ask why our embassies were left vulnerable , given the fact the united states government had ample intelligence to conclude there was an iminite danger to American interest and citizens in the region. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444165804578008411144721162.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

The first tuesday in november cant come fast enough !

Update:

Obama blames Bush for the Fast and Furious gun walking program… Another blatant LIE.