Second Amendment Supporters Say England Shooting Spree Offers Cautionary Tale

Second Amendment supporters say England shooting spree offers cautionary taleAmerican supporters of gun rights have been electrified by last week’s mass shooting in England and are seeing it as proof that restrictive gun laws, common in Europe, do more harm than good.

Representatives of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)—an organization that fights to preserve Second Amendment rights—have said that gun prohibitionists often cite UK’s restrictive gun laws as a model. In fact, these laws were further tightened after the Dunblane, Scotland, massacre of 16 school children in 1996.

However, instead of ensuring safety, such measures only "created a risk-free environment for the gunman to carry out his despicable act," CCRKBA said.

"When armed Americans fight back shooting sprees are stopped," said the organization’s chairman Alan Gottlieb.

He added that "the architects of British gun laws, and those who would force such laws on the United States, should take a lesson from that."

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Rand Paul—Libertarian Whacko!

Rand Paul is a kook. He’s a whacko. He’s a racist. He’s so far right he’s gone to the left.

Those are just a few of the pejoratives thrown at Paul, the Republican nominee for Senator in Kentucky. Expect more to come.

Paul took his liberty-loving message to the voters in Kentucky and beat back the Republican establishment. Mitch McConnell, Dick Cheney; say hello to Rand and the face of the new conservatism and the Tea Party. Say goodbye to party hacks and insiders like Trey Grayson.

That’s Paul’s message. “I have a message from the Tea Party,” he said on election night. “We’ve come to take our country back.”

And for that he’s greeted with some of the same slurs directed at Tea Party members: whacky, kooky, racist. The establishment elites have little else in their arsenal.

On Fox News’ Special Report, contributor and National Public Radio correspondent Mara Liason could scarcely hide her disdain for Paul the day after his primary victory.

He’s “too far to the right. Too whacky. He’s so far to the right that Mitch McConnell couldn’t,” Liason said, before the neocon Tucker Carlson interrupted with a “Come on…”

But Liason wasn’t finished. “He’s against the patriot act, against the war in Iraq and wants to get rid of the Federal Reserve. He’s so far right he’s coming around to the left. Okay, he’s a Libertarian whacko, not a right wing whacko.” she continued.

Heaven forfend. Oppose the USA PATRIOT Act? Oppose the war in Iraq? Want to end the Federal Reserve? Whacky!

The media also tried to smear him with the tried and true “he’s a racist” charge, both before and after the election. It started with a Kentucky newspaper’s editorial board hitting him with what it thought was a “gotcha” question about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“Do you support the Civil Rights Act?” the board asked. Certainly they asked the same question of the other candidates, since civil rights is such a hot topic these days.

Paul gave a very reasoned response, especially considering the act was passed when Paul was still learning to walk and, as far as I can remember, has not been under threat of repeal in the 46 years since.

He’s against institutional racism, he said. He’s against the Federal government discriminating on the basis of race—or for any other reason—and he’s against entities that are public (take Federal funds) discriminating. He wouldn’t belong to a club or organization that discriminated. He wouldn’t patronize a business that discriminated. But he did not think the Federal government should tell a private business how to operate. That’s an option best left to the individual running the business… or to local or state government to deal with.

Kooky! So the paper branded him a racist.

On MSNBC Rachel Maddow continued to hammer Paul on the racism charge. Again, in a reasoned and calm voice he said that he opposed institutional racism but didn’t believe the Federal government should intrude on private business. So, there was one provision out of the 10 in the Act that he would have liked to have had a discussion on—if he was capable of having a discussion on the act in 1964… when he was 1 year old.

Racist!

Of course, it’s all a red herring, as Paul told Maddow during her interview.

Maddow couldn’t care one whit whether Paul supported the Civil Rights Act, and if he had done back flips in saying he was for it before he was against it, Maddow wouldn’t have cared. That’s because she thought she had her hooks in Paul and that she could land him and gut him like a fish.

Because that’s what the establishment elites want to do with anyone who threatens the status quo. That’s Rand Paul, his father Ron and all of you who consider yourself Tea Party members. If you rock the boat they’re going to try and gut you. That’s why, Tea Party members and Paul—Rand and Ron—supporters, they’re going to do everything they can to demean and dispirit you and try to make you feel like you’re a nut for cherishing liberty.

And the more you rock the more determined they are to get out the gutting knife. And the attacks don’t just come from the left. Michael Steele, the clown running the Republican’s dysfunctional circus, said he’s “not comfortable” with Paul’s position which is “misplaced in these times.”

Steele cautioned that Paul would have to “temper his views” to be accepted by the party. Several establishment Republicans—fascists all—echoed Steele’s remarks. I doubt Paul cares whether the party establishment invites him to their social events or even “accepts” him. Obviously his father doesn’t.

Of course it was Steele’s underlings who were caught spending Republican Party money—that is donated money from party supporters—on strip joints and fetish clubs. And it was Steele and his ilk that got behind losers like Grayson, Utah Senator Robert Bennett (knocked off in a primary) and Florida Governor Charlie Crist (left Republican Party after trailing Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio). And it was Steele who has been slammed for his lavish spending practices since being elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.

And it’s the majority of that same party that helped pass the USA PATRIOT Act and economy-wrecking “stimulus bills” and has only reluctantly—under pressure from Tea Party activists—offered even nominal support to Representative Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) bill to audit the Fed.

So, oppose the USA PATRIOT Act—which effectively voids the 4th Amendment and gives Federal agents and police officers the authority to write their own search warrants and snoop on private conversations, which makes almost any crime an act of terrorism and restricts or denies Americans due process—and you’re a kook.

Oppose an undeclared war against a country that had not attacked United States interests and that was contained under United Nations sanctions and you’re whacky.

Oppose the Federal Reserve, a private entity owned by an unaccountable secret cabal that steals the wealth of Americans, creates fiat money willy-nilly, leads the nation into depression and makes wars on foreign soil possible—well that’s really whacky.

Believe the Federal government is intrusive when it sticks its nose into the operation of a private business, thereby denying freedom of association, and you’re racist.

Oppose government bailouts of private corporations and try to reign in an out-of-control Congress—well, there are just no words to describe the kooky, whacky, racism in that idea.

That’s rocking the boat and spoiling the party of the fascists in power. That’s why, Tea Party members and liberty lovers, you and Rand Paul are the establishment elite’s public enemy No. 1.

After all, to the establishment, loving freedom and the republic established by our wise Founding Fathers and outlined in the Constitution is just plain whacky!

NIA Offers Comments On Economy, Taxes And Gold

NIA offers comments on economy, taxes and goldThe National Inflation Association (NIA) recently discussed the top 10 most interesting questions it believes are on the minds of many Americans who struggle with high taxes, rising costs of living and falling asset values.

First, NIA representatives sought to dispel the myth that had it not been for the stimulus package the United States economy would have crashed. Rather, the package actually stifled the economy because it forced the nation to go deeper into debt.

Moreover, the jobs that were created were temporary, and the government will need to print money to pay the debt back, which will ultimately lead to hyperinflation.

NIA also believes that given the extent of the debt and the current level of taxation, introducing even higher taxes will not help pay the debt off. Instead, these lingering domestic and foreign obligations will only contribute to inflation.

That is why the organization reiterated its support for precious metals, and provided advice regarding a good price for silver and gold for those interested in converting their dollars into a more secure store of value.

It said that a good price for a 1 ounce silver coin like an American Eagle or Canadian Maple Leaf is 12 percent over spot, and a good price for a 1 ounce silver bar is 6 percent over spot.

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Obama Pushes Energy Reform, Lashes Out At The GOP For Oil Company Tax Breaks

Obama pushes energy reform, lashes out at the GOP for oil company tax breaksWith the nation’s most devastating oil spill still making headlines, President Obama took the opportunity last week to promote an energy reform bill that would drastically scale back billions of dollars in tax breaks given to large oil companies.

"The catastrophe unfolding in the Gulf right now may prove to be the result of human error—or corporations taking dangerous short cuts that compromise safety," Obama said during his speech at Carnegie Mellon University. "But we have to acknowledge that there are inherent risks to drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth."

He reiterated his support for a cap-and-trade system, which would put a ceiling on carbon emissions and force companies to purchase permits to release excess greenhouse gases. The president admitted that he does not yet have the votes needed to pass a comprehensive energy bill, but "intends to find them in the coming months."

During his speech, Obama heavily criticized the Republicans for their belief that the government has "little or no role to play" in regulating the economy, Business Week reports.

Republicans "basically offer two answers to every problem we face: more tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer rules for corporations," he said.

Obama’s aggressive tone concerning energy reform legislation has many political pundits questioning whether a comprehensive immigration reform bill will reach Congress by the end of the year.
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Brewer To Obama: ‘We’ll Meet You In Court’

Brewer to Obama: 'We'll meet you in court'Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has said that she will fight any attempt by the Federal government to overturn her state’s controversial new immigration law.

Brewer told CNN that Arizona is willing to engage in a legal battle with the administration over the statute, which has been publicly criticized by President Obama and several members of his inner circle.

"We’ll meet you in court," she said defiantly. "I have a pretty good record of winning in court."

Meanwhile, several media outlets are reporting that Obama has finally accepted Brewer’s request for a face-to-face meeting to discuss why the law is so important to Arizona citizens. Initially, the White House indicated that the president did not have time in his schedule to fit in a meeting with Brewer, who is in Washington this week to attend a governors’ meeting on homeland security issues, Fox News reports.

"The people of Arizona are discouraged," she said during the interview. "They’re fed up. We’ve had security flaws on the border for years now. And it’s time that we do something about it immediately."

Brewer also cited the results of several new polls that indicate that the majority of Americans support the new law, which will go into effect July 29.
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New Developments In The ‘Concealed Carry’ Debate

New developments in the 'concealed carry' debateIn the midst of the intense debate about Americans’ right to carry a concealed weapon, both proponents and opponents of this measure can find many resources that can inform their views and decisions.

ProCon.org, a nonpartisan public charity dedicated to promoting critical thinking, created a website dedicated to this issue. It explores many of the arguments about the concealed carry debate and includes sources, images, videos, reader comments and a section of little known facts called "Did You Know?"

Supporters of concealed carry argue that criminals are less likely to attack if they believe the potential victim could be armed. They also cite the provisions of the Second Amendment and contend that most adults who legally carry a concealed handgun are law-abiding citizens.

Meanwhile, critics argue that increased gun ownership leads to more gun crime and that concealed handguns boost the chances of arguments becoming lethal, and increase the number of unintended gun injuries.

However, recent research conducted by David Burnett and Clayton Cramer, who track incidents of defensive gun use at TheArmedCitizen.com, found that concealed guns may in fact save lives.

The stories they documented include senior citizens fighting off robbers and women defending themselves against attackers, proving that armed citizens may prevent violent crimes at restaurants, grocery stores, banks or coffee houses.

"We’ve documented 2,160 stories of self-defense with guns since May 2007," said Burnett. "When it comes to concealed carry permits, we have 153 documented cases across 26 states with at least 550 lives saved."ADNFCR-1961-ID-19814078-ADNFCR

The Debate Over Illegal Immigration Gets Even Crazier

Remember the expression, to swallow a camel but choke on a gnat?

That’s how I feel about the reaction of several people who commented on what I recently wrote about illegal immigration. The first column was called Arizona, Si! Obama, No! You can click here read it. The second ran a week later and was titled Anchor Babies and the Illegal 14th. If you missed it, click here to read that one.

The three most important points I made in those two successive columns were:

  1. The Federal government has refused to protect us from an illegal invasion. Because of this failure by our national government, Arizona had a responsibility to its citizens to act.
  2. Of all the crazy aspects of this situation, the most insane is our policy of granting immediate and automatic citizenship to any child born in this country—even if both parents were illegal immigrants.
  3. The justification for this absurd policy—and many others that have allowed the Federal government to expand dramatically and dangerously—is the 14th Amendment. My research has convinced me that this amendment was never legally ratified.

Now those are some pretty big issues, wouldn’t you say? We’re talking about a president who flatly refuses to enforce the law. About an absurd policy that creates instant citizens of the offspring of illegal immigrants. And about a conspiracy—there’s no other word for it—to twist and distort our most important legal document, so it can be used to enslave us.

I thought that most people who read those columns would respond to one of these truly momentous points. I anticipated receiving some interesting, intelligent and well-informed arguments—some agreeing with me, some not.

And while there were many comments that fit that description, there were a surprising number that did not. One of the most mind-numbing replies I’ve ever received to anything I’ve written for Personal Liberty Alerts came from a David Warheit, who argued:

“Has the legality of the 14th Amendment ever been ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court? Of course it has, in hundreds if not thousands of cases. Every single case decided by the Supreme Court which cites the 14th Amendment serves as a ratification of its legality.”

How do you like that for circular reasoning? Because the Supreme Court cites an illegal amendment to justify even more unconstitutional encroachments by the Federal government, why of course that means I’m wrong, doesn’t it?

In my United States history courses I was taught that our justice system was one of the most unique in history because both sides to an issue got to present their best arguments in open court. They were encouraged to cite all of the evidence they could find, with the very best witnesses they could subpoena, before an impartial jury or judge rendered a verdict.

But according to Mr. Warheit, we don’t need any of that. Forget any evidence; ignore any arguments. Why, if the Court cites the amendment in a ruling, then it must be legal, proper, and oh-so constitutional. Sounds like an argument by the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, doesn’t it?

But the absurdities surrounding this issue don’t stop here. We also have the incredible spectacle of the most powerful lawyer in the land, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, vowing to use the full resources of his department to get the Arizona law declared unconstitutional—while at the very same time admitting, in sworn testimony before Congress, that he hasn’t even read the law!

That startling admission came during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) offered to loan the AG his own copy of the Arizona law. After all, as he noted, “It’s only 10 pages long—a lot shorter than the healthcare bill.” There’s still no word on whether the country’s top lawyer has read the bill he so vociferously opposes.

Meanwhile, ABC News reported that State Department officials engaged in talks on human rights abuses apologized for Arizona’s tough new anti-illegal immigration law—to the communist Chinese! Yes, you read that right. Continuing President Obama’s policy of apologizing to every tinhorn despot and Marxist dictator anywhere for his country’s “failings,” your country has now officially apologized to the leaders of one of the least free nations on earth for the actions of a state that is only trying to enforce the law.

Adding insult to injury, the administration then arranged to have their dear friend Felipe Calderon, the left-wing president of Mexico, address a joint session of Congress. To no one’s surprise, the Mexican president—whose own country has some of the harshest anti-immigration laws in the world—condemned the actions of the governor and state legislature of Arizona for trying to curb the flood of illegal immigrants pouring into their state from… Mexico.

Insulting as Calderon’s performance was, there were two that were worse. I’m referring to the two most powerful Democrats in Congress—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)—who both leapt to their feet and applauded like mad when his diatribe was done.

I have to tell you, I can’t remember a week in which I have been more disgusted with my country’s leaders.

So in the midst of all of this, I was delighted to get a call from an old friend who asked me if I would do a telephone interview with a guy in Phoenix who had the media in a dither because of a T-shirt he wore to a basketball game. Here’s the story.

Do you remember when Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns, announced that the team’s uniform would be changed temporarily from the Suns to “Los Suns?” Since Sarver had previously marched with Al Sharpton and other leftist agitators in opposition to Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration legislation, he left no doubt what he meant by the change.

The media loved it. Heck, even President Obama gave a shout-out to the new jerseys during a press conference in the Rose Garden.

This was too much for one fan. Jim Clark promptly had some T-shirts made (in the same bright orange of the Suns’ jerseys) that said “Viva los 1070”—the number of the legislation that was causing all the uproar. He and a buddy wore them to that night’s game.

Turns out Jim’s seats were in the front row, right behind the bench of the San Antonio Spurs. So every time TNT, which was broadcasting the game nationally, scanned the bench, Jim and his buddy (and their T-shirts) were on national TV. Same thing when the jumbotron in the stadium showed the Spur’s bench.

This was too much for some wuss in the Suns’ organization. Before too long a couple of burly security agents showed up. First they asked Jim and his friend to remove their shirts. They refused. Then they asked them to turn them inside out. Again, they said no.

It turns out their third choice was to be tossed out of the game. When ordered to leave, they complied. But once outside the stadium, they asked to speak with someone with more authority. After much back and forth and some private phone calls, Jim and his friends were allowed to re-enter the stadium. The crowd around them applauded enthusiastically when they took their seats—proudly wearing their “Viva los 1070” shirts.

So there the story ends, right? Not on your life. Jim and his shirt became a cause célèbre in the local media. He was interviewed on several local talk shows and TV programs. Then Fox News picked up the story nationally. Glenn Beck talked about it on his program. Jim was asked to be a guest (by phone) on radio shows as far away as Portland, Ore., and Minneapolis.

And this being America, orders for that T-shirt started pouring into Phoenix. Jim responded as would any good entrepreneur—he created a website. Now you too can go to www.vivalos1070.com and support Arizona by wearing your own personal “Viva los 1070” T-shirt.

So here’s to one patriot who isn’t afraid to stand up proudly for his beliefs. Or, in this case, to sit quietly behind the bench of his favorite basketball team and let his T-shirt do the talking.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

—Chip Wood

The Census, PC Police, Another Lying Politician And Pseudonyms

*How many does it take to count us? Here’s an interesting tidbit from another column I write for Personal Liberty Alerts. "This Week in History”" is the last item every Wednesday. The one this week related that during the 1890 census, it took 45,000 census workers to count the 62,622,249 people then in the United States. Now, 120 years later, our population is five times larger—but it will take 30 times as many census workers to count us all.

*The PC police strike again. Last month, five students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were sent home for wearing T-shirts that school officials said were “incendiary.” What racist, hate-mongering message were they wearing? The U.S. flag! School administrators said they feared the shirts could cause “an outbreak of violence” by Hispanic students because the event took place on Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico.

*Surprise! Another politician breaks his word. The current governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, faced some tough sledding in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. When it became obvious that he would lose in the Republican primary he decided to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent. But here’s the kicker: Although he promised donors to his campaign that he’d return their money if he left the GOP, now his campaign says Crist is keeping every penny.

*Patriotic singer fears reprisals. One of the most popular performers at Tea Party rallies is a troubadour who goes by the name of Jon David. He’s written songs with lyrics like, “I got American parts, got American faith in America’s heart.” It turns out the singer’s real name is Jonathan Kahn. He used a pseudonym because his day job was as a screenwriter in Hollywood. “It’s for protective reasons,” he explained. “In Hollywood being a conservative is the kiss of death.” John Wayne, we need you!

—Chip Wood

Public Interest Group Blasts Chamber Of Commerce Lobbyists

Public interest group blasts Chamber of Commerce lobbyistsGiven many Americans’ disappointment with big businesses such as Wall Street banks and oil companies, a watchdog group has called on Congress to stop meeting with all lobbyists employed by the United States Chamber of Commerce.

According to StopTheChamber.com, an organization dedicated to corporate accountability, these lobbyists are trying to influence both legislation and congressional elections.

It cited the chamber’s statement issued last month in which the latter strongly opposes the recently introduced DISCLOSE Act because the act would restrict the ability of corporations to secretly fund election ads.

Spokesman and attorney for StopTheChamber.com, Kevin Zeese, said that the chamber plans to spend at least $50 million to help elect candidates in November who support business interests.

"This constitutes a gross abuse of our democratic system, and we have called for a wide ranging criminal investigation into the chamber’s money laundering activities to expose the extent of its secret funding and determine whether its payouts constitute bribery," he added.

A recent CBS News report cited lobbying records as showing that in the two years leading up to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, British Petroleum hired 12 lobbying firms and paid them $32 million to press its agenda in Congress, at the White House and at some 14 Federal agencies. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19814114-ADNFCR

Obama Threatens Legal Action Against BP

Obama threatens legal action against BPPresident Obama reiterated on Tuesday the administration’s commitment to determine the cause of last month’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, referring to the crisis as "the greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our [nation’s] history." Obama also vowed to bring to justice anyone who may have committed a crime by contributing to the spill.

"If our laws were broken leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice on behalf of the victims of this catastrophe and the people of the Gulf region," he said.

Meanwhile, Obama suggested that insufficient regulation may have been partially responsible for the disaster, and that stronger government oversight may be necessary in the future, according to The New York Times.

The president has directed an independent commission to explore what caused the spill, and what role the Federal government should play in helping to prevent a recurrence of the tragedy. The news conference came just three days after BP announced that its latest efforts to stop the spill had failed.

Obama, who has been outspokenly critical of the oil giant’s response to the disaster, said the news was "as enraging as it is heartbreaking."
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Study: Anti-aging Supplements Most Beneficial When Taken Earlier In Life

Study: Anti-aging supplements most beneficial when taken earlier in lifeResults of a new University of Florida College of Medicine study suggest anti-aging supplements are most effective when taken before the onset of old age.

Using an animal model, lead author Christiaan Leeuwenburgh and his colleagues tested a mixture of anti-aging supplements on a group of middle-aged and late-aged subjects. The supplements contained antioxidant coenzyme Q10, creatine and ginseng.

After six weeks, the younger subjects—whose age corresponded to 50-year-old to 65-year-old humans—improved their grip strength by 12 percent and their neurological function by 66 percent compared to a cohort of control group participants.

In contrast, older subjects—whose age was comparable to 65-year-old to 80-year-old men and women—experienced no statistically relevant improvement in physical or cognitive function.

"It is possible that there is a window during which these compounds will work, and if the intervention is given after that time it won’t work," said researcher Jinze Xu.

However, older subjects who were given the supplements did lower their levels of oxidative stress and improve their energy levels.
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Report: Justice Department Unprepared For A WMD Attack

Report: Justice Department unprepared for a WMD attack In a new report, the Justice Department’s inspector general concludes that the majority of the nation’s law enforcement agencies are unprepared for an attack involving a weapon of mass destruction (WMD).

The 61-page review, authored by inspector general Glenn Fine, found that none of the law enforcement agencies under the Justice Department’s control—with the exception of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—have developed operational response plans to deal with an attack, The New York Times reports. It also found that the department, as a whole, is "uncoordinated and fragmented" in terms of their oversight management.

According to Fine, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Marshall Service does not provide training to their employees for responding to a WMD attack.

"We found the response planning among all the components…to be inconsistent and not well coordinated," he wrote in the report.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan commission in January gave the Obama administration an "F" for its ability to respond to a biological attack, according to The Los Angeles Times.
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How To Change Human Liberty To Fascism Without Anyone Knowing It

“There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the cause of happening.” —Dorothy Thompson

There is absolutely no need for military conquest. Changing human liberty to fascism is done gradually… even if it takes 100 years. Here’s how:

  • Change the monetary system to fiat, i.e., paper money.
  • Transfer wealth with fiat to the State via inflation and depreciation of the currency. Have a graduated income tax.
  • Create wars.
  • Keep race stirred up with class warfare.
  • Destroy the family—put the wife to work.
  • Promote homosexuality. Glorify it.
  • Create government schools under the name of free public education. Dumb the people down so they can’t think.
  • Unisex and/or transgender.
  • Promote “brotherly love”—altruism.
  • Denigrate women.
  • Glorify sex, promote perversion.
  • Hold and maintain all the historic freedom-sounding names like constitution, privacy rights, private property, American flag, voting rights, democracy, elected representatives, free press, etc.
  • Use very elite and refined propaganda to sway the public on all issues.
  • Keep the public ignorant on gold (real money). Erase it from memory.
  • Gun control through gradualism. Cultivate the public to fear guns by promoting the idea that guns are dangerous. Inflate gun accidents and gun incidents on nationwide media. Sensationalize the negative.
  • Keep the trusted gang in power no matter who is president.
  • Manipulate government statistics.
  • Promote peace and manufacture arms for export. Be the world’s number one arms manufacturer.
  • Harass people with “foreign bank accounts” while having the largest tax haven in the world with and through U.S. banks within the U.S.
  • Enslave the world with fiat called euphemistically a reserve currency. Don’t allow the gold standard anywhere in the world.
  • Call it private property but have perpetual and increasing property taxes.
  • Confuse the terms liberal, conservative, socialist, communist, fascist, democrat, republican.

One Of The Greatest Deceptions
Persuade the public that there is a “national debt” and “deficit spending.” This ruse implies legitimate accounting. The public must not know and must never know that a fiat system implies default from its inception. How, my friends, can there be debt when everybody knows that fiat is created to infinity at no cost?

Same Principle
The bank “loans” you “borrowed” money on your home and calls it your debt, but is it? The bank just created the fiat. It cost the bank nothing, but the bank calls it your debt or your mortgage and you believe that you have debt. The bank invests in you without risk. If you are unable to pay your mortgage the bank forecloses. It has taken from you what is yours under the guise of you having defaulted on the loan without putting a dime of its own money at risk. Is this economic slavery? This is our system.

Finally, Purposefully Keep The Populace Unhealthy
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an arm of the Federal government, has long sought to deny you the information you need to stay healthy and control what you eat.

In 2006, the FDA declared war on cherry producers and threatened them with legal action over claims that the antioxidants and anthocyanins in cherries provided healthful benefits. This despite the fact that another arm of the government, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), had produced studies showing cherries contained antioxidants and anthocyanins, and there is medical proof they are beneficial in protecting against the onset of cancer, as pain relievers and to help ease the symptoms of gout and arthritis.

Now the FDA is doing the same thing to walnut growers. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease, stroke and some cancers, ease arthritis and other inflammatory diseases and fight depression and other mental illnesses.

The FDA has decided that cherries and walnuts are drugs that must be regulated. In its letter to walnut distributor Diamond Foods, Inc., the FDA wrote: “[b]ecause of these intended uses, your walnut products are drugs… they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced conditions.” It goes on to say that, “they may not be legally marketed with the above claims in the United States without an approved new drug application.”

Yet Frito-Lay is allowed to make all kinds of ridiculous claims about the “heart-healthy” benefits of its processed snack foods. (naturalnews.com)

The FDA is at war with healthful, organic and beneficial natural foods and has no interest in keeping you healthy.

Are Harry Reid’s Fortunes Changing In Nevada?

Are Harry Reid's fortunes changing in Nevada?Due to many Americans’ disappointment with the Democrats’ policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was expected to have a difficult time holding on to his seat in November. However, there are signs that this may be changing.

The government’s bailout of big banks and healthcare reform have outraged proponents of small government, causing Reid to sink in the polls for many months. However, he was instrumental in passing financial regulatory reform, which is popular with Nevadans, and he convinced the administration to cut all funding to Yucca Mountain, a project to house spent nuclear fuel in the state, which was opposed by most residents, according to Time magazine.

Reid’s numbers in the polls are in the low 40s, but the news source reports that the disarray in the state’s GOP race may give him a further advantage. The party’s representative Sue Lowden, who suggested that people might barter chickens for medical care, is trailing Sharron Angle, who is supported by the Tea Party groups, in the polls. Moreover, state party leaders, such as Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.), have been involved in sex scandals.

Still, Reid faces an uphill battle, and his opponents have some powerful names on their side, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Earlier this spring, she campaigned in Reid’s hometown of Searchlight saying she hoped that the big government politics and the big spending promoted by the Democrats will come to an end in November, and that Nevada voters will "fire" Reid. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19811642-ADNFCR

Hillary Clinton: The Rich Should Pay More In Taxes

Hillary Clinton: The rich should pay more in taxes While giving a speech last week concerning the administration’s national security strategy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conveyed her personal opinion that America’s wealthiest citizens are not being taxed enough.

The former first lady said during a discussion at the Brookings Institution that she regrets the previous administration’s decision to abandon a taxation formula that helps "pull people out of poverty."

"The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues" as the United States is, "whether it is individual, corporate, whatever the taxation forms are," said Clinton.

"Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what—it’s growing like crazy…and the rich are getting richer," she added.

Before steering the conversation toward "one of the biggest international problems we have" today, Clinton carefully noted that she was expressing her own personal opinions, and not those of the Obama administration, The New York Times reports.

Late last month, Vice President Joe Biden offered a similar opinion, stating that the nation’s tax system is unfair because the top 1 percent of earners receive 22 percent of U.S. income, according to The Heritage Foundation.
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Eating Certain Cheeses May Help Boost Immunity Among The Elderly

Eating certain cheeses may help boost immunity among the elderly Elderly individuals may be able to enhance their immune systems by consuming moderate daily amounts of cheese containing probiotic bacteria, according to a new Finnish study.

"The increase in the proportion of aged individuals in modern society makes finding innovative ways to thwart the deterioration of the immune system a priority," said lead author Fandi Ibrahim.

"The intake of probiotic bacteria has been reported to enhance the immune response through other products, and now we have discovered that cheese can be a carrier of the same bacteria," he added.

Ibrahim and his colleagues sought to discover whether the consumption of cheeses containing probiotic bacteria could successfully confront immunosenescence—the age-related deterioration of the immune system.

Immunosenescene is known to make the body more vulnerable to infectious diseases, inflammation disorders and all forms of cancer.

During the study, volunteers between the ages of 72 and 103 were randomly assigned to eat one slice of probiotic Gouda cheese or a placebo with their breakfast for four weeks. At the point of follow-up, the researchers performed blood tests and found that patients in the study group improved their immunity and increased their phagocytic activity.
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When All Hell Breaks Loose(Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes) by Cody Lundin

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Cody Lundin wants you to be prepared, not scared. It’s with that philosophy that he wrote When All Breaks Loose (Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes), and it’s why this is not your typical survival manual.

Lundin is the founder of the Aboriginal Living Skills School, an adjunct faculty member of Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute, a frequent guest on television programs and the go-to guy as a survival expert. He teaches the things he has lived.

Whether you think your crisis will come as a result of a natural disaster, collapse of the government or something else, Lundin wants you to be prepared. And with this book he prepares you for survival in both an urban and rural setting.

This is not the type of book that you can leave on your shelf until disaster strikes. To be useful, it must be read beforehand. Because in it, Lundin covers every aspect of a survival scenario from mental or psychological preparedness to storing food and water to obtaining shelter to bugging out if necessary.

And the methods he teaches are tried and true. They are methods he developed himself after living in a Spartan-like manner in extreme conditions.

Of course he covers all the obvious survival subjects like food and water storage, water purification, shelter, emergency lighting, first aid and food preparation. But he delves deeper and gives you many real-life tips and suggestions you don’t get anywhere else.

By the same token, he doesn’t spend too much time covering some of the basics such as what foods to store, how much and how to store it. What he does do is introduce a new perspective on eating for survival and shedding the taboos that make you avoid certain foods that can keep you alive (including providing a couple of recipes for rat).

What Lundin accomplishes with this book is to prepare the reader for a long-term survival scenario. And he does it with humor and helpful cartoon characters interspersed throughout the book that provide you with what you need to stay alive when times get really tough.

When All Breaks Loose is an excellent survival manual and great companion book to Lundin’s 98.6 Degrees: The Art Of Keeping Your Ass Alive.

Poll Shows Anti-incumbency Sentiment But Tea Party May Split The Vote

Poll shows anti-incumbency sentiment but Tea Party may split the voteThe United States is entering the crucial stretch of the electoral process, with Congress members returning to their home districts to campaign, but polls show a strong anti-incumbency feeling. On the other hand, some surveys find that Americans are ambivalent about the Tea Party movement, and that the movement might end up splitting the conservative vote.

For example, a new poll from Harris Interactive found that nearly half of Americans (49 percent) say that almost everyone in Congress, including their representative, should be voted out in November.

On the other hand, while almost 40 percent say they support the Tea Party movement, only 10 percent describe themselves as a member.

Tea Party groups’ popularity may also act to the Democrats’ advantage, as the survey showed that in a two-party contest more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) would vote for the Democratic candidate while 28 percent would vote for the Republican.

However, when given the option of a Tea Party candidate on the ballot, a total of 35 percent of likely voters would choose the Democratic candidate, 19 percent would vote for the Republican candidate and 12 percent would opt for the Tea Party candidate.

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North Korea—Brace For Another Phony War

“What difference does it make if it’s true? If it’s a story and it breaks, they’re gonna run with it.”Wag the Dog

Upset by the Energizer Oil Spill, the healthcare bill or our economic ills? Don’t worry; you might not have to fret much longer. Not because anybody is going to fix these problems. Rather because President Barack Obama might be seeding a much bigger problem.

Last week Obama announced United States troops stationed in the Korean Peninsula were going to a war footing. The move came as South Korea announced it was cutting off all trade with the North in retaliation for what it claims is the deliberate sinking of its warship the Cheonan in March. The government in Seoul vowed “immediate” retaliation if North Korea attempted further provocations.

According to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, “U.S. support for South Korea’s defense is unequivocal, and the President has directed his military commanders to coordinate closely with their [South Korean] counterparts to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression.”

It has even been “leaked” that because of the urgency of the “crisis”, the U.S. has deployed its most advanced air-superiority fighter, the Raptor F-22, to the Korean Peninsula.

Excuse this writer for thinking it all sounds a bit too much like the movie Wag the Dog. In that film a spin doctor sees his President’s polls falling so he employs a Hollywood director to construct a fake war with Albania. It is all an attempt to distract the media and the people.

Of course what is happening in Korea may have nothing to do with growing dissatisfaction over Obama’s handling of the oil spill, the recent 10 percent decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the European debt crisis. North Korea may in fact be a clear and present danger to our national security. But we should consider that the “crisis” with North Korea is a diversion from growing success for the Tea Party and growing criticism of the President. In fact there is precedent.

Gulf Of Tonkin
Pyongyang has denied it torpedoed the Cheonan near the Korean maritime border killing 46 sailors. And it has accused South Korea of trespassing in its waters, saying that the South has sent “dozens of warships” into its waters these past few weeks in "a deliberate provocation aimed to spark off another military conflict."

I am not stupid enough to believe what comes from this reckless government and its midget dictator Kim Jong-il. Then again I am not stupid enough to believe everything the Federal government tells me either. If you are my age or older you might remember President Johnson and the Gulf of Tonkin.

That military crisis was ushered to an unsuspecting public on Aug. 5, 1964, with a headline in The Washington Post that read: “American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression.” That same day The New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.”

According to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, There never was a “second attack” by North Vietnam. No “renewed attacks against American destroyers.” Instead these official lies told from the President on down took hold and opened the floodgates for the bloody and useless Vietnam war; a conflict that originally had a huge backing by the American public and swept LBJ into office with the greatest percentage of the total popular vote (61 percent) ever attained by a Presidential candidate.

The same LBJ who just three months before the election had ordered U.S. bombers to "retaliate" for a North Vietnamese torpedo attack; and attack that never happened. In fact a year later LBJ joked: “For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there.” All very funny except for the terrible cost in blood and money that the Vietnam conflict inflicted. You notice I don’t use the word “war” because the U.S.  didn’t declare war, not then and not in the nearly half century since.

Instead Congress passed the Southeast Asia Resolution (the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution) backing the President in taking “all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.” On Aug. 10—less than a week after the fabricated fight—Johnson signed the resolution. There were only two dissenting votes in the Senate and not one in the House.

The Uncensored War, a book by Daniel Hallin, indicts the press over Vietnam.* Hallin points out that the media had “a great deal of information available which contradicted the official account of Tonkin Gulf events; it simply wasn’t used.” Just the day before the first incident Hanoi had protested the attacks on its territory by Laotian aircraft and South Vietnamese gunboats.

What’s more, wrote Hallin, “It was generally known that ‘covert’ operations against North Vietnam, carried out by South Vietnamese forces with U.S. support and direction, had been going on for some time.”

Ancient history you say? Not if you count Saddam Hussein and those weapons of mass destruction that never did turn up. That fairy tale gave us $1 trillion conflict with Iraq and a resounding re-election of another incumbent President.

The bottom line is I won’t be surprised if this fearless President stirs the nation into action and gets many of us ready at the ramparts in the face of a foreign horde. It is what General Douglas MacArthur warned us of.

“Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense,” said the General in 1951 adding: “Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions—those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.”

MacArthur knew what it took to wage and win a real war. He also learned the hard way the politics and economics involved in a modern “conflict”… the kind of conflicts the U.S. invariably falls into when the nation’s economic or political woes grow out of control.

Yours for real wealth and good health,

John Myers
Myers’ Energy and Gold Report

*Footnote: The Uncensored War: The Media and Vietnam, Daniel C. Hallin, New York, Oxford University Press, 1986.

Technology And The Census

On June 1, 1890, some 45,000 census workers set out to count every person then living in the United States. And for the first time they had modern technology to help in their efforts.

Seems 30-year-old Herman Hollerith had invented a counting machine that worked faster than any method previously tried. It worked by punching holes in designated places on a card—just like a train conductor punches a ticket. The cards were then “read” by a tabulating machine.

The result? Americans learned that there were precisely 62,622,249 of their follow citizens living in the U.S. in 1890. That was an increase of almost 25 percent from the tally 10 years earlier.

Hollerith went on to found the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. After a series of mergers and reorganizations the company was renamed the International Business Machine Company. Today it is better known as “Big Blue,” or IBM. And it makes machines that can count a heck of a lot faster than anything Hollerith ever dreamed of.

Oh, and one interesting footnote: While we have five times as many people in this country than we did in 1890, it’s going to take 33 times more census workers to count all of them. Seems there are some things technology can’t make better.

—Chip Wood

Congress Takes First Steps Towards Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Congress takes first steps towards repealing 'don't ask, don't tell'Late on May 27, the United States Congress conducted the first series of votes that might lead to repealing the policy that bans openly gay Americans from serving in the military.

The Senate Armed Services Committee and the full House approved measures to overturn the 1993 law, which marks a significant victory for President Barack Obama who has supported ending the policy.

The move was also praised by gay rights organizations, with Joe Salomonese, president of Human Rights Campaign, saying that "lawmakers today stood on the right side of history," quoted by The Associated Press (AP).

Moreover, there are signs that the measure has broad support from the American public.

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey found that 78 percent of the public supports allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, with one in five (20 percent) opposed.

Conservative Family Research Council (FRC) is among those opponents, and it has staged a series of events in Washington in recent weeks to prevent the change from taking place. After the vote, its president Tony Perkins issued a statement saying that "among the casualties of forcing homosexuality on the military will be the religious freedom of those who serve."

The 234-194 House vote was an amendment to a defense spending bill.
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Shooting Of Chicago Robber Strengthens Pro-gun Lawsuit, Says Second Amendment Foundation

Shooting of Chicago robber strengthens pro-gun lawsuit, says Second Amendment FoundationLast week an 80-year-old Chicago man killed a home intruder, reigniting the debate on the merits of a landmark gun rights case that is about to be decided by the United States Supreme Court.

McDonald v. City of Chicago, brought by four Chicago residents, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Illinois State Rifle Association, seeks to strike down a decades-old law that bans handguns and requires the annual taxation of firearms.

"We filed our lawsuit two years ago to protect the self-defense rights of Chicago citizens just like this man," said SAF executive vice president Alan Gottlieb.

"They have been unconscionably disarmed, and left in as much fear of being arrested and jailed for having a gun as they are afraid of being robbed and murdered by armed thugs who have ignored the gun ban," he stressed.

Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said that he understood the frustration that led to the shooting—which is still under police investigation—but that in his view access to guns kills more people than it saves, according to Chicago Sun-Times.

"Criminals have more access to guns today than in the history of this country and that is frightening to America," he said, quoted by the news provider.

"We have to do something about it. You cannot have America as the Wild West," Daley added. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19808080-ADNFCR