America, 2009

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The United States in the Bible (by Irving Baxter) <- FEATURE!!!

Remember It Well (PowerPoint presentation... our service men)

25 Reasons to Deport Illegal Aliens

- North American Superhighway

“And I shall bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you. And in you all the clans of the earth shall be blessed.' (Yahweh to Israel - Genesis 12:3)

[The LORD said]: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)


Cash For Clunkers Program A Perfect Illustration Of Government Bureaucracy: Taxpayers Paid $24,000 Per Worthless Car
A total of 690,000 new vehicles were sold under the Cash for Clunkers program last summer, but only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not have been sold anyway, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the automotive Web site Still, auto sales contributed heavily to the economy's expansion in the third quarter, adding 1.7 percentage points to the nation's gross domestic product growth. The Cash for Clunkers program gave car buyers rebates of up to $4,500 if they traded in less fuel-efficient vehicles for new vehicles that met certain fuel economy requirements. A total of $3 billion was allotted for those rebates. The average rebate was $4,000. But the overwhelming majority of sales would have taken place anyway at some time in the last half of 2009, according to That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales.
Posted 11/2/09

End-Of-Life Counseling in Health Bill
The Medicare end-of-life planning provision that 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said was tantamount to 'death panels' for seniors is staying in the latest Democratic health care bill unveiled Thursday.  
Posted 11/2/09

Swift And Supersized FDA Enforcement
Public, highly visible, and swift FDA enforcement—something skeptics say the device industry lacks—is coming under the new leadership at the agency. It was stressed by agency commissioner Margaret Hamburg at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society’s (RAPS) annual meeting in Philadelphia in September, and simultaneously by career FDAers at a downtown Washington industry meeting the same day. “It’s a new day at FDA,” declared CDRH compliance director Timothy A. Ulatowski. “We’re going to ‘crank it up’ [i.e., the process of taking necessary regulatory actions]. 
Posted 11/2/09

State issues boycott of unconstitutional federal laws
The state is urging in a letter written to the other 49 states to follow suit by joining the committee, arguing that the federal government’s role in state matters has become “blurred, bent and breached” at the hands of Washington bureaucrats, writes Tennessee State Representative Susan Lynn.
Posted 10/28/09

US Military prepares to close all borders under H1N1 national emergency
The idea of closing borders for health and security reasons is nothing new. Many countries have elected to close borders to protect their populations from viruses, security threats, and other external dangers. An example recently has been the brief closure of the Mexican border when the H1N1, or Swine Flu virus, was realized to have originated from a small Mexican town. The virus spread quicker than authorities anticipated and led the Mexican government to close their borders, especially to the United States. This tactic was not as well-received in the United States, however, because they were hesitant to the idea of border closure due to trade decimation.
Posted 10/28/09

State issues boycott of unconstitutional federal laws
The state is urging in a letter written to the other 49 states to follow suit by joining the committee, arguing that the federal government’s role in state matters has become “blurred, bent and breached” at the hands of Washington bureaucrats, writes Tennessee State Representative Susan Lynn.
Posted 10/27/09

US Military prepares to close all borders under H1N1 national emergency
The idea of closing borders for health and security reasons is nothing new. Many countries have elected to close borders to protect their populations from viruses, security threats, and other external dangers. An example recently has been the brief closure of the Mexican border when the H1N1, or Swine Flu virus, was realized to have originated from a small Mexican town. The virus spread quicker than authorities anticipated and led the Mexican government to close their borders, especially to the United States. This tactic was not as well-received in the United States, however, because they were hesitant to the idea of border closure due to trade decimation.
Posted 10/27/09

Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund <- Yet we're in a blasted recession???
The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world. The White House said the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had issued a call for proposals for the fund, which will provide financing of between 25 and 150 million dollars for selected projects and funds.
Posted 10/26/09

Social Security To Make It Official: Prescription Cost Increases But No Cost Of Living Adjustments For Seniors Under Obama
The Social Security Administration makes it official Thursday: There will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year, the first year without one since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. The announcement comes as President Barack Obama and key members of Congress call for a second round of $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors, veterans, retired railroad workers and people with disabilities. The payments would be equal to about a 2 percent increase for the average Social Security recipient. The cost: $13 billion. Obama called on Congress Wednesday to approve the payments, and several key members of Congress said they would. "This additional assistance will be especially important in the coming months, as countless seniors and others have seen their retirement accounts and home values decline as a result of this economic crisis," Obama said in a statement.
Posted 10/16/09

Virtual Fence, Real Disaster
The project was supposed to be stone-simple: “basically cameras on a pole,” in the words of one congressman. Boeing would tweak some off-the-shelf surveillance gear to create a so-called “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexican border. The whole thing would be done by early 2009. Well, that date has come and gone for SBINet, the cameras-on-a-pole project. The new deadline is 2016. When it’s all done, Boeing hopes, the revised system will be able to have an detection rate of 70 percent. But that assumes SBINet can overcome its issues seeing in the wind and rain. Defense News documents the latest SBINet atrocities. Perhaps the most maddening thing is that the project’s plain ol’ fencing isn’t working much better than its virtual one. Along the 630 miles of old-school barriers meant to stop cars and pedestrians, “there have been about 3,300 breaches in the fence, and it costs us about $1,300 every time that we have to repair them.”
Posted 10/16/09

History Revisionism? Darker Side Of Christopher Columbus Emerges In US Classrooms
Jeffrey Kolowith's kindergarten students read a poem about Christopher Columbus, take a journey to the New World on three paper ships and place the explorer's picture on a timeline through history. Kolowith's students learn about the explorer's significance _ though they also come away with a more nuanced picture of Columbus than the noble discoverer often portrayed in pop culture and legend. "I talk about the situation where he didn't even realize where he was," Kolowith said. "And we talked about how he was very, very mean, very bossy." Columbus' stature in U.S. classrooms has declined somewhat through the years, and many districts will not observe his namesake holiday on Monday. Although lessons vary, many teachers are trying to present a more balanced perspective of what happened after Columbus reached the Caribbean and the suffering of indigenous populations.
Posted 10/14/09

Only Room For One Messiah In Washington, And Jesus Ain't Him: Federal Government Bans Religious References On Ornaments For 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys sent a letter to federal and state officials, including Arizona Governor Janice Brewer Monday, calling for them to stop enforcing a requirement prohibiting the state’s schoolchildren from expressing religious viewpoints through Christmas themes while decorating ornaments for the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree.  Arizona was chosen this year to present 4,000 handcrafted ornaments made by elementary, middle-school, and high-school students to decorate Washington, D.C.’s annual Christmas tree. “Banning Christmas from the Capitol Christmas tree is just absurd.  Christian students shouldn’t be discriminated against for expressing their religious beliefs,” said ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Jonathan Scruggs.  “The First Amendment does not allow government officials to exclude schoolchildren’s ornaments for the capitol’s Christmas tree merely because they communicate a religious viewpoint.”
Posted 10/7/09

Obamacare: Buy Health Insurance Or Go To Jail?
If we are not careful, health care reform will become the convenient excuse to permit government intrusion into almost every aspect of our lives. Now, it appears that it may even become a matter of criminal law. From the story: "Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead." That kind of coercion is a problem for me: Requiring everyone to buy insurance is intended to keep premiums down by spreading the risk to the young and healthy who will need fewer services.  But legally mandating that everyone buy insurance is not only of questionable constitutionality, but comes at the significant cost of increased bureaucracy, government intrusiveness, and unnuanced heavy handedness.
Posted 9/28/09

Obamacare: Death Panels By Proxy
Most of the focus in the Obamacare debate has been on HB 3200. But Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) has been trying to forge a compromise package. Instead, he has upset both sides, the Left because it has no public option and the Right because it too contains provisions that would, in the name of cost cutting, put the expensive for whom to care at great medical hazard. A Washington Times editorial points out one provision that I have been meaning to address.  It seems that physicians who spend the top 10% in caring for patients each year will see their compensation reduced–no matter the cause!  From the editorial: Yes, there are death panels. Its members won’t even know whose deaths they are causing. But under the health care bill sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, death panels will indeed exist – oh so cleverly disguised as accountants. The offending provision is on Pages 80-81 of the unamended Baucus bill, hidden amid a lot of similar legislative mumbo-jumbo about Medicare payments to doctors. The key sentence: “Beginning in 2015, payment would be reduced by five percent if an aggregation of the physician’s resource use is at or above the 90th percentile of national utilization.” Translated into plain English, it means that in any year in which a particular doctor’s average per-patient Medicare costs are in the top 10 percent in the nation, the feds will cut the doctor’s payments by 5 percent.
Posted 9/28/09

US Sends 2 New "Missile Defense" Satellites Into Orbit
Two satellites are heading to orbit as part of a missile defense program demonstration. The pair was launched aboard a Delta 2 rocket on Friday morning as part of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. According to Bob Bishop, media relations manager for satellite developer Northrop Grumman, the satellites will demonstrate technology that can detect infrared and visible light from missiles launched from earth. The space surveillance system will provide global tracking for the ballistic missile defense system. Data from the satellites' onboard sensors will be used by the military to intercept missile targets.
Posted 9/28/09

Investigation Into Possible Terror Plot Prompts FBI To Warn Mass-Transit Systems Around U.S., Looking For Dozen People
In the two bulletins -- sent to police departments Monday and obtained by The Associated Press -- officials said they know of no specific plots against such sites, but urged law enforcement and private companies to be vigilant. These two bulletins followed on the heels of a similar warning about the vulnerabilities of mass transit systems. The bulletin on stadiums notes that an al-Qaida training manual specifically lists "blasting and destroying the places of amusement, immorality, and sin... and attacking vital economic centers" as desired targets of the global terror network. The FBI said they found notes on bomb-making instructions that appear to match the handwriting of Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghanistan immigrant who investigators have said is a key figure behind the terror threats. Investigators discovered his fingerprints on materials -- batteries and a scale -- that could be used to make explosives. He also made a trip to Pakistan last year in which he received al-Qaida explosives and weapons training, the government said.
Posted 9/23/09

Newsweek: The Hunt Is On For A Hidden Bomb Factory
Days after local police and federal agents busted up an alleged terror plot targeting public transportation in the New York area, law enforcement and counterterrorism officials still aren't sure if they have captured all of the suspects who might have been in on the plan.... Counterterrorism officials familiar with intelligence reports related to the investigation say that investigators can't link the alleged U.S. plot to Al Qaeda's core leaders, such as Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. The officials said it's more likely the camp where Zazi allegedly trained was operated by Al Qaeda supporters or affiliates, such as Pakistan-based militant factions connected to the territorial rivalry between Pakistan and India in the disputed border region of Kashmir. Four government officials familiar with the investigation, all of whom asked for anonymity because of the continuing inquiry, say they believe there are similarities between the explosives recipes and schematics found on the seized computer and materials used in the design and manufacture of homemade bombs used to attack the London public-transportation system on July 7 and July 21, 2005.
Posted 9/23/09

Rice Predicts Another 9-11
Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has said that the United States could experience another terrorist attack like 9/11 if troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan. "If you want another terrorist attack in the US, abandon Afghanistan," she said in an interview with Fortune magazine on Tuesday. "The last time we left Afghanistan, and we abandoned Pakistan, that territory became the very territory on which al-Qaeda trained and attacked us on September 11th. So our national security interests are very much tied up in not letting Afghanistan fail again and become a safe haven for terrorists," Rice added. President Barack Obama is considering his options after the US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said on Monday that extra troops are needed within the next year or else the war "will likely result in failure."
Posted 9/23/09

FutureQuake Interviews Tom Horn On America's Secret Destiny And Prophetic Implications Of The Near Future
Tom Horn, author, publisher, Internet pioneer and founder of “Raiders News Network”, unveils new discoveries regarding a vast prophetic plan being invoked today, and the role of America's destiny in its execution. Dr. Horn changed the face of Christian Internet news with his various news wire services, culminating in the legendary “Raiders News Network” site, which today serves as the primary source of daily online Christian news that includes prophetically-themed elements and other topics often not covered in mainstream Christian channels.
Posted 9/21/09

Celebrating Communist Chinese anniversary 'repugnant'
A pastor, radio commentator, and former presidential candidate says he's outraged that the government of the United States would do anything to commemorate Sunday's 60th anniversary of the communist takeover in China.
Posted 9/18/09

Obama Seeks Extension Of Patriot Act Spy Powers
In a letter from the Justice Department to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Obama administration has gone on record for the first time supporting the extension of key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, including the notorious provision that gives the federal government the power to subpoena library records of any individual. Several provisions of the Patriot Act, legislation adopted in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that grants sweeping surveillance powers to US intelligence agencies, are scheduled to expire December 31, unless renewed by Congress. The House and Senate judiciary committees have scheduled hearings next week on the proposed reauthorizations. In a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, chairman of the Senate panel, sent Monday and reported in the press Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich argues for reauthorization of three expiring sections of the Patriot Act...
Posted 9/18/09

Clash Over 'Islamization' at DC Muslim Prayer Rally <- Yet Obama wouldn't involve himself in our National Day of Prayer!!!
A new organization dedicated to fighting what it sees as an encroaching Islamic takeover of the U.S. is set to launch later this month with a gathering in Washington, D.C. - on the same day as a massive Muslim prayer rally in the U.S. capital.  
Posted 9/16/09

Court: Employer must pay for weight-loss surgery YEA!!!!
An Indiana court has ruled that a pizza shop must pay for a 340-pound employee's weight-loss surgery to ensure the success of another operation for a back injury he suffered at work - raising concern among businesses bracing for more such claims. The Indiana Court of Appeals decision, coupled with a recent Oregon court ruling, could make employers think twice before hiring workers with health conditions that might cost their companies thousands of dollars at a shot down the road.
Posted 9/14/09

Fifty Questions On 9/11
It's September 11 all over again - eight years on. The George W Bush administration is out. The "global war on terror" is still on, renamed "overseas contingency operations" by the Barack Obama administration. Obama's "new strategy" - a war escalation - is in play in AfPak. Osama bin Laden may be dead or not. "Al-Qaeda" remains a catch-all ghost entity. September 11 - the neo-cons' "new Pearl Harbor" - remains the darkest jigsaw puzzle of the young 21st century. It's useless to expect US corporate media and the ruling elites' political operatives to call for a true, in-depth investigation into the attacks on the US on September 11, 2001. Whitewash has been the norm. But even establishment highlight Dr Zbig "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski, a former national security advisor, has admitted to the US Senate that the post-9/11 "war on terror" is a "mythical historical narrative". The following questions, some multi-part - and most totally ignored by the 9/11 Commission - are just the tip of the immense 9/11 iceberg. A hat tip goes to the indefatigable work of;; architects and engineers for 9/11 truth; the Italian documentary Zero: an investigation into 9/11; and Asia Times Online readers' e-mails.
Posted 9/14/09

Obama Extends Bush 9/11 National Emergency
U.S. President Barack Obama has extended the state of emergency put in place by President George W. Bush following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue. President Obama says consistent with this provision, he has sent a notice to the Federal Register stating that the emergency declared with respect to the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, is to continue for an additional year. He said the terrorist threat that led to President Bush declaring a national emergency on September 14, 2001 continues, and for this reason it is necessary to continue the national emergency in effect after September 14, 2009. "Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States," the President said.
Posted 9/14/09

Thousands march in D.C. to protest Obama spending
Tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, showing their disdain for the president's health care plan with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" and "I'm not your ATM."
Posted 9/14/09

Up To Two Million March On US Capitol To Protest Obama's Spending And Out-Of-Control Government In Tea-Party Demonstration
Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, carrying signs with slogans such as "Obamacare makes me sick" as they protested the president's health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.
Posted 9/14/09

Patriots To Storm Washington, Target Out-Of-Control Spending
Just one day after President Obama plans tries to recapture the initiative in the health-care debate with a speech to a joint session of Congress, thousands of taxpayers plan to storm Washington, D.C., in a three-day event to take their fight against excessive spending, bailouts, growth of big government and soaring deficits to the front door of the U.S. Capitol. In a major movement unaffiliated with – but inspired by – Fox News' Glenn Beck's 9-12 Project, called the National Taxpayer Protest, thousands of Americans are answering the call and traveling to make their voices heard at Capitol Hill. Sept. 10 marks the kickoff of the three-day march on Washington. Brendan Steinhauser of FreedomWorks, one of the groups organizing the Sept. 12 event, told WND, "We're expecting a huge gathering at the Washington, D.C., armory in the morning, and we'll talk about bailouts, cap and trade and health care. The feedback has been great. It's been phenomenal. Everybody wants to be a part of the event, and it's exciting."
Posted 9/11/09

Taxpayers swarm capitol, launch massive tea party
In a major movement unaffiliated with - but inspired by - Fox News' Glenn Beck's 9-12 Project, called the National Taxpayer Protest, thousands of Americans are answering the call and traveling to make their voices heard at Capitol Hill. Sept. 10 marks the kickoff of the three-day march on Washington.
Posted 9/11/09

Obama speech to pupils riles Republicans
Encouraging children to work hard at school and set goals for themselves would hardly appear to be an incendiary message. But the plans of Barack Obama, US president, to address students across the country on Tuesday have set off a political firestorm - the fiercest of his critics are comparing him to communist leaders Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong-il, and are accusing him of trying to indoctrinate children with "socialist" ideas.  
Posted 9/8/09

Where Is The Outrage? Obama To Allow Communist Chinese Flag To Be Raised Over South Lawn Of The White House <- FEATURE!!!
The administration of President Barack Obama, whose official blogger while Obama was a candidate came under attack for hanging a Communist Party flag in his Harvard apartment, apparently has given permission to raise the emblem of Communist China over the south lawn of the White House. The plan, reported by several English-language Chinese media outlets, has raised concern among those who are working to guard the United States from outside influences that could be threats. According to the Global Times English-language edition, the national flag of the communist People's Republic of China on Sept. 20 will be raised for the first time on the White House's south lawn – a secured area seldom available for public events – in recognition of the Chinese anniversary. "The ceremony has gotten official approval," Xiao Shuigen, secretary of the Union of Chinese American Professional Organizations, told the Times.
Posted 9/8/09

Obama speech: Indoctrination into socialism?
An Indiana parent explains why she is concerned about Obama's upcoming educational speech.
Posted 9/7/09

White House to fly Red Chinese flag
The administration of President Barack Obama, whose official blogger while Obama was a candidate came under attack for hanging a Communist Party flag in his Harvard apartment, apparently has given permission to raise the emblem of Communist China over the south lawn of the White House.
Posted 9/7/09

Senator Predicts 'Doomsday' For US: America Has 16 Months To Stop Obamageddon Before Reaching Point Of No Return
A senior US senator has predicted a doomsday scenario for America under the leadership of President Barack Obama unless his powers are curbed. Senior Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has slammed the current US administration under Obama and called for a reversal of the president's socialist government polices that have 'stripped America of whatever it has'. Speaking amongst a gathering of GOP, the Republican Party, supporters on Wednesday, the anti-Obama vocal lawmaker said that unless the opposition minority reclaims authority in Washington's corridors of power within 16 months, the country would suffer from irredeemable consequences. “I never dreamed I would see an administration try to disavow all the things that have made this country different from all others,” the outspoken critic of Obama's 'over-centralized' government told in a town hall meeting at the Grove Community Center in Oklahoma. “I have never seen so many things happening at one time so disheartening to America. Every institution that has made this country the greatest nation in the world is under attack.”
Posted 9/4/09

Russian Professor: Collapse Of America Could Begin In Two Months
Russian Professor Igor Panarin says that events are continuing to confirm his doomsday prediction first made over 10 years ago, that the United States will completely collapse like the Soviet Union before the end of 2010, and warns that the chaos could begin to unfold in as little as two months.
Posted 9/3/09

Summer Of Our Discontent: Why Is America So Angry?
At the dawn of the Barack Obama era, the promise of hope has faded. America's public square is an angry and bitter place. Finger pointing and yelling at town hall meetings this summer are signs of a country that's been building toward a boiling point for several years, stressed by a fast changing economy, a flood of immigration and threats at home by terrorists. It's a land at turns frustrated and irate at a government that led them into an unpopular war, proved itself inept at helping its citizens in a disastrous hurricane, presided over an historic economic collapse, then went on a spending spree that could commit their country to decades of crushing debt. Untold numbers of Americans seethe with anger at Obama and his fellow Democrats, resentment coupled with fear even more intense than the rage other Americans expressed just a year ago at George W. Bush and the Republicans. One telling sign: The comparisons of the president to Hitler remain the same — only the face has changed from Bush to Obama.
Posted 9/1/09

ACLU: Spying for America's Enemies <- Why wouldn't this surprise me???
the ACLU team tailed and photographed agency employees or obtained other photos from public records. And then they showed the images to suspected al-Qaida operatives implicated in murdering 3,000 innocent men, women and children on American soil.  
Posted 8/26/09

American Girlhood Lost To Marketers
I finally had to sit down with my 11-year-old daughter for “the talk.” Despite my best efforts to preserve her innocence and protect her from growing up too quickly, I simply had to tell her some important facts of life. No, we didn’t have a talk about how babies are born. This talk was about America’s assault on girlhood. The time finally came for me to explain to my daughter the relationship between media and marketing and money, and why some people think nothing of exploiting girls if it increases their ratings, sells advertising and beefs up the bottom line. It’s a conversation I wish I could have avoided, but unfortunately Miley Cyrus’ recent performance at the “Teen Choice Awards” forced my parental hand. And anyway, I’m not one to waste a teachable moment. If you don’t know, Ms. Cyrus made headlines for her performance of a poll dance during the telecast of the “Teen Choice Awards,” one of those faux awards shows designed to sell commercials to corporate sponsors who want more opportunities to reach America’s children. The awards themselves are simply popularity contests to determine teenager’s favorite singers, movie stars, athletes, deranged, drug-addicted celebrities… you get the drift.
Posted 8/26/09

Sex And Power Inside "The C Street House"
I can't say I was impressed when I met Sen. John Ensign at the C Street House, the secretive religious enclave on Capitol Hill thrust into the news by its links to three political sex scandals, those of Gov. Mark Sanford; former Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., who allegedly rendezvoused at the C Street House with his mistress, an executive in the industry for which he then became a lobbyist; and Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. Although Sanford declared today that his scandal will actually turn out to be good for the people of South Carolina because he's now more firmly in God's control, the once-favored GOP presidential prospect will finish out his term and fade away. And Ensign's residence at the C Street House during his own extramarital affair now threatens to end a career that he and other Republicans hoped would lead him to the White House.
Posted 8/26/09

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy Dies At Age 77
U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died at age 77, his family said. "Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement early on Wednesday. One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in U.S. history -- a liberal standard-bearer who was also known as a consummate congressional dealmaker -- Kennedy had been battling brain cancer, which was diagnosed in May 2008. His death marked the twilight of a political dynasty and dealt a blow to Democrats as they seek to answer President Barack Obama's call for an overhaul of the healthcare system.
Posted 8/26/09

Senior citizens have a choice - AARP or ASA?
Senior citizens are turning to an alternative organization besides AARP to represent their interests.
Posted 8/20/09

Obama attacks insurance premiums
US President Barack Obama has stepped up his drive for healthcare reform, attacking excessive premiums charged by insurance companies. Speaking in Colorado, Mr Obama said that under his plan companies would not be allowed to charge exorbitant fees nor place arbitrary limits on coverage. Mr Obama is making a series of "town-hall" speeches to back his campaign.
Posted 8/17/09

United Kingdom National Health Service Raises a 'Red Flag' about ObamaCare
To understand what ObamaCare would mean to Americans, all we have to do is look to the United Kingdom's National Health Service, which provides universal healthcare.
Posted 8/17/09

Posted 8/13/09

Silent no more! Voters unleash fury on Congress
Citizens are flocking to town hall forums across the nation and letting their representatives know where they stand. Meetings are filled to capacity while thousands wait outside for their chance to be heard.
Posted 8/12/09

Court: U.S. high schoolers should speak English   <- HalleluYAH, it's about TIME!!! 
An English language advocacy organization is praising the decision of a California appeals court, which upheld the right of the state to administer academic achievement tests and high school exit exams only in English. VOTE IN A RELATED POLL
Posted 8/5/09

Obama officials: Taxes may rise to pay health care
WASHINGTON Two of President Barack Obama's economic heavyweights said middle class taxes might have to go up to pare budget deficits or to pay for
Posted 8/5/09

Gov't-run healthcare - can you say 'Fannie Med'?
A healthcare reform expert says the compromise healthcare reform legislation being drafted in the Senate Finance Committee may look like a softer approach to reforming the healthcare industry, but it will still federalize the regulation of health insurance and eventually lead to a government takeover.
Posted 7/30/09

Sources: Senators Near Bipartisan Health Deal
A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a health care compromise that omits key Democratic priorities but seeks to hold down costs, as lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol labor to deliver sweeping health legislation to President Barack Obama. After weeks of secretive talks, three Democrats and three Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee were edging closer to a compromise that excludes a requirement many congressional Democrats seek for large businesses to offer coverage to their workers. Nor would there be a provision for a government insurance option, despite Obama's support for such a plan, officials said.
Posted 7/29/09

Obama defends healthcare reforms
President Barack Obama has defended his plans for health reform in a news conference broadcast live in the US. Mr Obama pledged to push through a reform package by the end of the year that would reduce health costs, increase choice and widen coverage. Congress is currently debating various proposals, and lawmakers are struggling to reach agreement.
Posted 7/24/09

Obama nominee: Animals can sue people  <- Good luck; you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip!  :) 
"This is a guy who I would think will use every means at his disposal to push the radical animal-rights agenda."  
Posted 7/24/09

Obamacare for old folks: Just 'cut your life short'
The version of President Obama's universal health care plan pending in the U.S. House would require "end-of-life" counseling for senior citizens, and the former lieutenant governor for the state of New York is warning people to "protect their parents" from the measure.
Posted 7/24/09

'US killed bin Laden's son in Pakistan'  <- Way to go, America!!! 
Sa'ad bin Laden, the son of arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden, has been killed by a US drone attack in Pakistan, US officials told the National Public Radio station (NPR) in a report aired on Wednesday.
Posted 7/24/09

You're (Probably) a Federal Criminal
With all the attention that's been paid lately to long federal sentences for drug offenders, it's surprising that a far more troubling phenomenon has barely hit the media's radar screen. Every year, thousands of upstanding, responsible Americans run afoul of some incomprehensible federal law or regulation and end up serving time in federal prison. What is especially disturbing is that it could happen to anyone at all -- and it has.
Posted 7/24/09

Poll: Americans Say Country Heading in Wrong Direction Under Obama  <- Ya THINK??? 
An Associated Press-GfK Poll shows that a majority of Americans are back to thinking that the country is headed in the wrong direction after a fleeting period in which more thought it was on the right track.  
Posted 7/23/09

Obama promises that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," even after he reforms our health-care system. That's untrue. The bills now before Congress would force you to switch to a managed-care plan with limits on your access to specialists and tests. 
Posted 7/21/09

US to add 22,000 troops to army
The US Army will "temporarily" increase its size by 22,000 soldiers for the next three years, Defence Secretary Robert Gates has announced. The additional troops are intended to ease the strain of the US's deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr Gates said. The extra manpower will raise the total number of active US soldiers from 547,000 to 569,000.
Posted 7/21/09

Governors Fear Medicaid Costs in Health Plan
The nation's governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern Sunday about the shape of the health care plan emerging from Congress, fearing that Washington was about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without money to pay for them. ..."I think the governors would all agree that what we don't want from the federal government is unfunded mandates," said Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont, a Republican, the group's incoming chairman. "We can't have the Congress impose requirements that we are forced to absorb beyond our capacity to do so."  
Posted 7/20/09

Nationally ranked hospital victim of universal healthcare
Boston Medical Center has sued the state of Massachusetts over the state's universal healthcare system. According to The New York Times, the 626-bed hospital -- which is the primary teaching facility for Boston University School of Medicine -- faces a $38 million deficit and will lose close to $100 million more in the coming year.  
Posted 7/20/09

Obama: Now is time to change health care
President Barack Obama told the nation Saturday his health care overhaul is financially sound, but a new analysis by congressional budget experts of emerging House legislation said it would increase deficits by $239 billion over a decade. "I want to be very clear: I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade," the president said in his weekly address.  
Posted 7/20/09

Obama Health Plan to Cover 12 Million Illegals  <- How infuriating!!! 
On Friday, Democrats moved one step closer to giving free health insurance to the nation?s estimated 12 million illegal aliens  
Posted 7/20/09

U.S. Threatens Afghans Over Kidnapped GI
At least two Afghan villages have been blanketed with leaflets warning that if an American soldier kidnapped by the Taliban two weeks ago isn't freed, "you will be targeted." Villagers near the border of two volatile provinces, Ghazni and Paktika, tell CBS News' Sami Yousafzai that aircraft dropped the leaflets during the past several days.  
Posted 7/20/09

US destroyer anchors off Georgia for exercises  <- FEATURE!!! 
A U.S. guided missile destroyer dropped anchor Tuesday in Georgia's Black Sea waters ahead of joint naval exercises seen as a show of American support for the former Soviet nation crushed in last year's war with Russia. The exercises came one day after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's first visit to South Ossetia, a breakaway Georgian region that Russia recognized as independent in the conflict's aftermath. Both events reflect how far apart Russia and the United States remain over Washington's support for the former Soviet nation of Georgia, despite last week's cordial Moscow summit between Medvedev and President Barack Obama.
Posted 7/15/09

Almost Half of Americans Will Pay No Income Tax This Year  <- FEATURE!!! 
According to the Tax Policy Center Blog, TaxVox, "nearly half of all families and individuals will pay no income tax this year."  [emphasis added.]  Who are these lucky people that will pay no taxes?
Posted 7/13/09

Dueling billboards bring Gaza conflict to Texas
Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups fight to bring their messages to Houston commuters
Posted 7/13/09

House Dems look at taxing the rich for health care <- AMEN!!! 
WASHINGTON House Democrats at work on health legislation are narrowing in on an income tax surcharge on the highest paid wage earners to help
Posted 7/10/09

Palin resignation ignites 2012 speculation
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprise announcement on Friday that she's stepping down from the post at the end of this month has set off a storm of speculation about her next political move.
Posted 7/6/09

467K jobs cut in June; jobless rate at 9.5 percent
WASHINGTON Employers cut a larger than expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26 year high of 9.5 percent
Posted 7/3/09

U.S. jobless rate seen highest since 1983  <- FEATURE!!! 
The U.S. economy likely shed a further 355,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate hit a 26-year high, but for a nation mired in its deepest recession since at least World War Two that may be good news. The U.S. Labor Department's report due on Thursday is expected to depict an economy still wallowing in recession but confirm that the pace of job loss has slowed, which would suggest the 18-month-old recession is easing its grip.  
Posted 7/3/09

APOLLYON RISING 2012 [Thanks, Shanthi!]
Of all the “Masonic symbols” associated with the founding of America, Manly Hall viewed the design of the Great Seal of the United States as the highest signature of occult planning by Freemasons.
Posted 7/1/09

Sotomayor Achilles' heel? Wrongly imprisoned man
The nomination by President Obama of 2nd Circuit Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court is more than alarming to an innocent man who was convicted of murder and spent 16 years in prison before being cleared and released. Jeff Deskovic, whose pursuit of freedom has been chronicled by the New York Times and others, told WND that the last six of those years are directly attributable to decisions endorsed by Sotomayor.
Posted 7/1/09

ABC: Obama's 'state-run television network'?
A newly formed group of U.S. congressmen called the Media Fairness Caucus fired off a letter of protest to ABC News today over the network's planned coverage of President Obama's health care reform initiatives, declaring the scheduled programming "gives the appearance of a state-run television network."
Posted 6/25/09

Obama: We Will Get Health Care Reform This Year
President Barack Obama said he "absolutely" expects to achieve health care reform by the end of this year because he believes the American people share his urgency. "The reason it's going to get done is because the American people understand it has to get done," Obama said in an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer airing Wednesday on "Good Morning America."  
Posted 6/25/09

U.S. contacted Iran's ayatollah before election
Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself. Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed the letter toward the end of a lengthy sermon last week, in which he accused the United States of fomenting protests in his country in the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential election.  
Posted 6/25/09

Former Gitmo detainee accused of killing 3 missionaries
A best-selling author and critic of Islam says he can't understand why U.S. President Barack Obama and the United Nations are not expressing more outrage over the execution-style murder of three Christian missionaries in Yemen, apparently by al Qaeda.
Posted 6/24/09

Perspective: America's disappearing unity
Without a doubt, America is diverse -- but it's dangerous to imply that therefore the U.S. needs to fundamentally change its cultural foundation to incorporate other than Christian values.
Posted 6/24/09

ABC special - a White House infomercial?
A healthcare expert is taking umbrage with ABC's planned healthcare special this week from the White House. VOTE IN A RELATED POLL
Posted 6/23/09

Grassroots need to defuse 'hate crimes' ploy
A leading conservative lawmaker says the only way "hate crimes" legislation can be stopped in the U.S. Senate is if senators believe that when they return home there will be some "pain" associated with a vote in favor of the controversial measure. VOTE IN A RELATED POLL"
Posted 6/18/09

Will the AMA buy Obama's healthcare plan?
Posted 6/16/09

First Gitmo detainee arrives in US
Posted 6/11/09

How do you say ‘kumbaya’ in Arabic?
I don't know about you, but I am increasingly weary of our national leader trying to win friends and influence enemies by fancy word-work mixed with apologies for America's past sins — real or imaginary. Yes, the presidential speech in Cairo could have been a lot worse. But in the opinion of this veteran of 40 years of Mideast reporting President Obama really stretched it.
Posted 6/11/09

American capitalism gone with a whimper...
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
Posted 6/5/09

Sotomayor labeled 'Hispanic supremacist'
Posted 6/1/09

Obama approach to Mideast peace makes U.S. less secure <- FEATURE!!!
This is a lousy time to have a president in the White House who is, apparently, contemptuous of Winston Churchill. President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the latest in a series of efforts aimed at weakening Israel and otherwise bending it to the U.S. administration's will — a practice against which an historian/statesman like Churchill would have strenuously warned.
Posted 5/20/09

Social Security goes bankrupt <- Then why are we still paying into it???
Posted 5/19/09

US court rules against Palestinian Authority <- What do you know?  A judge with gumption finally!!!  Go, judge!!!
District judge again orders PA to pay $116 million in damages to family members of couple gunned down by Hamas terrorists

Will private healthcare soon be obsolete?
Posted 5/14/09

The Roman Road to Wrath - Five Consequences for a Nation that Rejects God <- FEATURE!!!
Ideas-and the actions they produce-have consequences, and the Bible is very specific about what a nation will reap when it rejects God. America is already experiencing the results of the ideological path it has been wandering. Lawlessness and disorder have their roots in our continually snubbing the God of the Bible.
Posted 5/13/09

Health care companies bow to Obama
Hospitals, insurance companies, drug makers and doctors planned to tell Obama on Monday they'll voluntarily slow their rate increases in coming years in a move that government economists say would create breathing room to help provide health insurance to an estimated 50 million Americans who now go without it.
Posted 5/12/09

Breaking faith with Israel <- FEATURE!!!
Will the United States sell out its strongest ally in the Middle East to cozy up to its worst enemy?
Posted 5/7/09

Congress Votes to Protect Pedophiles, But Not Veterans
Posted 5/7/09

Gitmo detainees housed in U.S. = bad idea
Posted 5/7/09

Moderate Arab nations worry about U.S. overtures to Iran <- That makes two of us!!!
Posted 5/7/09

US Congress Votes to Protect Pedophiles, But Not Veterans
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
Posted 5/7/09

How Obama's America Might Threaten Israel
The question itself seems perverse. For in spite of the hostility to Israel in certain American quarters, this country has more often than not been the beleaguered Jewish state’s only friend in the face of threats coming from others. Nor has the young Obama administration been any less fervent than its last two predecessors in declaring an undying commitment to the security and survival of Israel.
Posted 5/4/09

Obama reveling in U.S. power unseen in decades
Barely 100 days in office, the U.S. president and his Democratic Party have firm control over the White House and Congress and the ability to push through ambitious plans.
Posted 5/4/09

Hillary challenged on Palestinian aid
Posted 4/27/09

Universal Obamacare: Will It Bankrupt America?
Posted 4/27/09

Recession fuels worries of workplace violence
Indeed, stories of workplace violence are filling headlines of late -- the San Diego bus mechanic who killed two co-workers or the unemployed man in upstate New York whose 12 shooting victims included a receptionist and a teacher.
Posted 4/23/09

Scripture cited, upheld in TX murder case
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from a Texas death row inmate who claimed his constitutional rights were violated by jurors who consulted a Bible during deliberations.
Posted 4/23/09

US, Australia, Holland boycott Durban II <- Yea!!! 
Changes to summit declaration do not adequately remove criticism of Israel and effort to outlaw criticism of Islam
Posted 4/20/09

Tens of thousands rally at Tax Day 'TEA parties'
Posted 4/17/09

Texas gov. back resolutoin affirming sovereignty
Texas gov. back resolution affirming sovereignty I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives...
Posted 4/17/09

US foreclosures up 24 percent in 1st quarter
Posted 4/17/09

Study: Illegal immigrants having more kids in US
Posted 4/14/09

Tea parties going global
While WND has found information for more than 700 tea parties, the American Family Association is reporting Tax Day protests for 2,000 cities – and Tax Day Tea Party claims the movement has now spread overseas.
Posted 4/14/09

Special bonus tax bill labeled 'unconstitutional'
Posted 3/27/09

Washington Times Op-ed—Obama’s Zero to Five Plan Doesn’t Add Up <- FEATURE!!!
What is surprising about Mr. Obama’s education initiative is his priority on early childhood education. His “Zero to Five Plan” targets early care, beginning with infants. States will be given grants to begin moving toward universal preschool.
Posted 3/24/09

Russia Gave The U.S. a 9/11 Memorial-Truth!
The "Teardrop" memorial is real and is a 100-foot September 11th sculpture that was donated by the Russian people and is located in New Jersey.
Posted 3/23/09

U.S. intelligence reports first known Al Qaida recruiting ground - In Minneapolis!
Posted 3/23/09

America 'Moves Towards Abandonment of Israel'
An unnamed former highly-placed U.S.intelligence official has broken silence and says that America may soon be abandoning Israel in favor of the Arabs. “This is just the beginning”, he said, "Israel could be about to lose the support of the United States."
Posted 3/23/09

Obama's universal healthcare policy unpopular
Posted 3/23/09

Obama appointee no 'moderate' judge
It was Judge Hamilton who declared prayer in Jesus' name before the Indiana Legislature unconstitutional, but that decision did not stand for long. "He even had a run-in with the appellate court, the Seventh Circuit, that said that what he was trying to rule in the case was outrageous," Levey points out. That is the same court to which Hamilton has been nominated.
Posted 3/20/09

Fed-up Americans mobilize: More than 150 tea parties
A revolution is brewing as American patriots and advocates of the free-market system unite in protest against out-of-control government spending – with a wildfire movement of more than 150 nationwide tea parties.
Posted 3/17/09

Palestinians love US money, but hate America
Palestinians support violence against US troops and civilians more than any other group of Arabs or Muslims
Posted 2/27/09

Home mortgage relief for millions of ... illegals!
Illegal aliens can apply for mortgage relief under the Obama administration's $275 billion plan, according to immigration experts and a group the government will use to help homeowners modify loans.
Posted 2/26/09

Oklahoma House passes sovereignty bill
Path set for other states seeking to reassert constitutional rights
Posted 2/26/09

The United States Supreme Court Upholds the Public Display of the Ten Commandments in Public Parks
Posted 2/26/09

Does America Always Help Israel?
Ultimately, Israel must place its hope in God
Posted 1/29/09

Bush cuts sentences of Ramos, Compean
Posted 1/20/09

Joseph Farah - Pray Obama fails
WND co-founder Joseph Farah declares: "I do not hesitate today in calling on godly Americans to pray that Barack Hussein Obama fail in his efforts to change our country from one anchored on self-governance and constitutional republicanism to one based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state. It would be folly to pray for his success in such an evil campaign."
Posted 1/20/09

Russian Professor Predicts Fall of U.S. in 2010
Posted 1/5/09

Hillary as secretary of state: Is it constitutional?
Barack Obama, it has been reported, intends to announce Sen. Hillary Clinton as his choice for secretary of state, an appointment America's Founding Fathers forbade in the U.S. Constitution.
Posted 12/2/08

Budweiser commercial about 9/11/01
This commercial was only aired once by Budweiser, so as not to benefit financially from it.  It's very beautiful and very touching!
Posted 11/6/08

US Treasury to host sharia finance forum
This Thursday, in association with the Islamic Finance Project of the Harvard Law School, the U.S. Treasury will be hosting a forum entitled “Islamic Finance 101.”
Posted 11/6/08

Libya's Gadhafi: Obama a Muslim who studied in Islamic schools
Sen. Barack Obama is a Muslim of Kenyan origins who studied in Islamic schools and whose campaign may have been financed by people in the Islamic and African worlds, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said during a recent televised national rally.

Brand new push in Congress to prevent Shariah invasion
A well-known congressman has introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that seeks to prevent Islam's radical Shariah law from gaining a foothold in the U.S. legal system, as it has in other countries.
Posted 9/29/08

Return of 'hate crimes' plan looms in Congress
Legal crackdown on biblical condemnation of homosexuality feared
Posted 9/29/08

Chick mate for McCain?
Pro-family advocates and Republicans are saying presumptive GOP nominee for president Sen. John McCain may have checkmated Democrat Sen. Barack Obama with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. She's a woman, young, has been governor of Alaska for about two years, is pro-life and doesn't believe homosexuals should be granted the special privilege of "marriage" rights, is a mother, has a son in the U.S. military and wants to expand America's energy production.
Posted 9/2/08

America's Crumbling Foundations! (by David Mayer)
The America that I was born in is long gone. I am now fifty-eight years old, and I vividly remember the changes that came to America with each passing decade. Never has it been like it is now with so much happening so quickly.
Posted 8/6/08

Spiritual Change Agents! (by David Mayer)
America is changing and is becoming more antichrist every day. It is no wonder that we are seeing so many signs of the wrath of God upon this country. In a few short months, we will have a new President-elect in the United States, and no matter who it is, the change will be only for the worse. 
Posted 8/6/08

State Department promotes 'Mosques in America'
Using taxpayer dollars, the State Department has produced and is selling a 2009 calendar featuring "Mosques of America." When the blogosphere discovered the "outreach" materials for sale, the State Department attempted to hide the site behind a password. Too late -- we have it.
Posted 7/21/08

Deadly Dangers of Heparin!!! (by David Mayer)
One example of what is wrong with the drug industry in America came to light with the use of a blood thinner called heparin. In April 2008, the FDA said that sixty-two people died and over eight hundred had severe allergic reactions after they were given heparin. Almost all heparin is made in Red China in small factories sitting among the vegetable and fruit fields in Red China. Heparin is literally squeezed from pig guts. It is derived from the mucus wrung and washed from pig intestines and other organs. This product is then shipped to the United States, where the biggest distributor of heparin to hospitals is Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois. When FDA inspectors finally got around to inspecting the Chinese workshops that produced the extract, they found scratched metal tanks with an unidentified substance sticking to the sides of them. The sad fact is that 40% of all pharmaceuticals and 80% of the chemicals used in drugs are imported, mostly from Red China, India, and Mexico.
Posted 7/4/08

George W Bush meets Pope amid claims he might convert to Catholicism
Posted 6/16/08

The United States in the Bible (by Irving Baxter, Jr.)
Many people assert that the United States doesn't appear in the Bible. However, the four beasts of Daniel's vision, found in Daniel chapter 7, bear an uncanny resemblance to nations in our modern world, including the United States.
Posted 5/15/08

2007 Deadliest for US Troops in Iraq
Posted 1/4/08

Posted 1/4/08

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