Researchers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-AARP Diet and Health Study have found that increasing calcium levels can reduce the risk of cancer in women.
The results of the study, reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, indicated that increasing your calcium intake can decrease your risk of all cancers if you’re a woman. This holds true with doses up to 1,300 mg of calcium per day—if you take more calcium than that, there are no signs of further decreasing your cancer risk.
But extra calcium also lowers the chance of cancers of the digestive system—particularly colorectal cancer—in both women and men.
You can get your additional calcium with a supplement and from raw milk – and get other health benefits as well—or through the consumption of cheese and yogurt.
And don’t forget about nondairy sources of calcium such as salmon, tofu, sardines, collard greens, spinach, turnip greens, okra, broccoli, sesame seeds, almonds and more. What an easy and delicious way to cut down your chances of one of the most dreaded of all diseases.
Political correctness and the creation of thought crimes are hammers statists and progressives use to stifle freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association and to deflect attention from the crimes of the regime as they push toward an egalitarian, centrally planned society devoid of liberty.
Last week, the PC crowd and their media enablers got all atwitter at the very idea of a rancher’s observation that dependence on the welfare state might have created a new form of slavery in the U.S. as egregious as the actual human ownership-type slavery that existed prior to the Civil War.
His actual quote, which was taken out of context (surprise) by The New York Times, was not “racist” in any way when one stops for a moment to consider what was actually said:
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Bundy’s crime is he had revealed an actual truth that the regime wants to suppress: That government social programs have created a new class of slaves who are dependent upon government and those same programs have been as destructive – if not more so — to black families as actual pre-Civil War slavery. To my mind, Bundy’s only error was in restricting his observation to black families. Anyone dependent upon government welfare programs for subsistence is a slave to government, and social welfare programs are destroying the fabric of U.S. society on the whole, not for just one race.
These facts have been uttered before without creating quite as much controversy. In August, 2013, Virginia candidate for Lieutenant Governor E.W. Jackson, himself a descendent of slaves, said government welfare programs had done more to destroy black families than slavery ever did. Dr. Walter E. Williams is quoted as saying, “The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery could not have done, the harshest Jim Crow laws and racism could not have done, namely break up the black family.”
Entertainer Bill Cosby has noted much the same thing as has Dr. Ben Carson. So are these men” racists?” Or is racism limited to whites who speak the truth? Only in a PC world.
When one is uttering a truth, that truth is made no less relevant by the color of the utterer’s skin, nor does it suddenly become “racist” based on the utterer’s skin color, despite what statists would have you believe.
Much was also made of Bundy’s use of the word, “negro,” as if that word has suddenly become equated to the word “nigger” as a black pejorative. Negro is an anthropological term used to describe one of the three races of humans.
This is something that was once taught in school, before they became nothing more than government indoctrination centers. Many of those of Bundy’s generation (and mine) learned in school that the three races of humans are Caucasian (Caucasoid), Mongolian (Mongoloid) and Negro (Negroid). The term “negro” as a race designation has long appeared on U.S. government documents, including on the 2010 census form. It also remains in use by some organizations that purport to advocate for black causes, not the least of which is the United Negro College Fund.
That progressives suddenly don’t like the word, as evidenced by one progressive’s intellectually void comment in my article, He’s A ‘Racist,’ Now The Feds Are Free To Kill Cliven Bundy, is irrelevant.
The PC crowd also cleverly mischaracterized Bundy’s comment by claiming that he wanted to see blacks go back to picking cotton. To miss the metaphor Bundy used when he stated, “…because they never learned how to pick cotton,” reveals either a dearth of intellectual capability or a devious attempt at deflection.
Unfortunately, the hue and cry of the PC crowd and their enabling government propaganda machine, combined with the cowardice of conservatives who are cowed by the very mention of “racism,” have served to deflect attention away from the larger issue of the Bureau of Land Management’s egregious treatment of Bundy, his cattle and the supporters who rallied against big government. That’s exactly what the PC crowd hoped for.
While “nigger” has become the “N-word” and apparently the PC crowd is aiming to make “negro” a new “N” word, there is another “N” word that progressives are using to intimidate conservatives and shut off any legitimate debate. It is the word “Nazi” and its associated “F” word, “fascist.”
Conservatives almost always run away from these terms and abandon any conversation where they are employed – exactly the aim of the person using them — because they don’t know how to respond. Response is quite simple.
Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Worker’s Party (NSDAP) was the Nazi party. Nazis controlled Germany and transformed it into a fascist totalitarian state that controlled industrial production and just about every aspect of German life including thought and speech.
Statists falsely equate Nazism as a “right wing” philosophy and “socialism” as left wing. But Hitler himself points out that they are equal and therefore, left wing. He said, “Each activity and each need of the individual will thereby be regulated by the party as the representative of the general good. There will be no license, no free space, in which the individual belongs to himself. This is socialism — not such trifles as the private possession of the means of production. Of what importance is that if I range men firmly within a discipline they cannot escape? Let them then own land or factories as much as they please. The decisive factor is that the State, through the party, is supreme over them, regardless whether they are owners or workers. All that, you see, is unessential. Our socialism goes far deeper.”
Whether you call them statists, progressives, socialists, liberals or RINOS (Republicans in name only), they are the ones who advocate for policies more akin to the Nazis and fascists.
One such example comes from an Obamacare troll named Paul Edward who appeared suddenly attempting to “defend” Obamacare in my article, Obamacare Is A Success. I engaged him at length out of enjoyment and to let him expose his own hypocrisy and ignorance. He did not disappoint.
See, for instance, this comment:
Here are some example of Paul Edward’s “intellectual talents.”
And lack of any vestiges of “racism” or “classism.”
It is not conservatives who want bigger government. Those who want government involved in every aspect of people’s lives from cradle to grave, those who favor heavy regulation of industry and business, like the German fascists, and those who advocate for wealth redistribution programs, like the communists, are the statists, progressives, socialists and liberals.
It is not conservatives who try and stifle free speech and who create “hate crimes” and “thought crimes,” like fascists, it is statists, progressives, socialists and liberals.
It is not conservatives who forced the ouster of Brendan Eich from Mozilla because he supported traditional marriage, it was statists, progressives, socialists and liberals.
It is not conservatives who are engaged in a war on Christianity and who are trying to stop public prayer and other public religious expressions, like the fascists, it’s statists, progressives, socialists and liberals.
It is not conservatives who are using government databases (the IRS) to gain information with which to silence and marginalize people, like the fascists, it’s the statists, progressives, socialists and liberals.
Conservatives such as myself advocate for lassez faire capitalism. Conservatives such as myself advocate for freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association. Conservatives such as myself would not call for a company to fire a man for contributing to causes anathema to our belief system. Conservatives such as myself advocate for a return to Constitutional governance, the elimination of the welfare state and for the end of the Federal Reserve.
Conservatives such as myself are not intimidated by the Paul Edwardses of the world and PC crowd. Do not be concerned with their “N” words.
Update: Article corrected to show that Jackson was candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, not Wisconsin.
It appears that as its main campaign strategy to wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats, the GOP will play the Reid card. That’s a reference to Senator Harry Reid, the man who has openly and unabashedly stated that anyone who opposes a big, overbearing and over-militarized government is a “domestic terrorist.”
But it’s not Reid’s belief that patriots are terrorists, or his past claims that Tea Party members are “anarchists” that Republicans are using in their strategy. By their silence on those remarks, the Republican establishment apparently agrees with Reid.
What they’re targeting in campaign ads and speeches is Reid’s corruption and his efforts to push President Barack Obama’s “liberal agenda.”
Of course, Reid’s corruption is a target-rich environment. Almost his entire adult life has been spent as a non-producer, sucking of the teats of local, State and national government. The website Real Clear Politics notes that his career in politics began 40 years ago as small city’s attorney. He was elected to a local hospital’s board of trustees, then ran for and won a seat on Nevada’s Assembly. Two years later he was elected Nevada’s lieutenant governor.
Aiming still higher, Reid ran for the U.S. Senate in 1974, but lost. A year later, he ran for mayor of Las Vegas and lost again. For the next three years, Reid toiled as an attorney out of public life (and the only time in his professional career he wasn’t receiving a government check).
In 1977, Nevada Governor Mike O’Callaghan — Reid’s friend and mentor — appointed Reid chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. It’s the only period when Reid may have done something substantive: He was filmed by the FBI trying to choke someone, supposedly for attempting to bribe him; and he so upset the Vegas mob bosses that they put a bomb in Reid’s wife’s car. (The bomb was discovered before it exploded.)
He ran for and won a seat in the U.S. House in 1982, and was elected to the Senate in 1987, where he’s been ever since.
In that time, despite never holding a real job, Reid advanced himself from being the simple son of an alcoholic miner living in a small cabin to being a multimillionaire and one of the four most powerful men in America.
In its piece on Reid, RCP asks the $10 million (Reid’s peak worth as reported on financial disclosure forms) question: “How did Reid manage to grow his net worth so significantly while raising a large family, on a public official’s salary, and incurring the expenses associated with maintaining two residences on opposite sides of the country?”
RCP breaks down in the article that Reid has always walked on the edge of corruption his entire career, occasionally stepping over it enough to create smoke but never enough fire to burn his career to the ground.
Of course, Reid’s hands are all over the Bureau of Land Management’s assault on Cliven Bundy’s ranch and cattle.
His son, Rory, helped broker a land deal with Chinese interests to sell the land in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone; and Reid’s puppet and former chief of staff Neil Kornze is head of BLM. Since the BLM backed down from its assault, Reid has repeatedly stated in no uncertain terms that the issue is not over and that Bundy — and by implication the “domestic terrorists” who sided with him — will face consequences.
Reid, as a U.S. Senator elected to represent all Nevadans, wouldn’t come down so hard against his constituents were he not involved in the land deal up to at least his elbows.
As Reid’s corruption is a target-rich environment, so is his hypocrisy. After Bundy pontificated on the evils of government entitlements and how it has created a class of slaves — words The New York Times held for four days before releasing them selectively edited so the regime’s propaganda machine could tar Bundy as a “racist” — Reid called Bundy “a hateful racist” with “extreme, hateful views, and dangerous.” Never mind that Reid uttered the “racist” term “negro” in a conversation about the future President’s dialect and got a veritable pass from the ruling class.
And lately, in those rare moments when Reid’s eye drifts from the dollar signs he sees in his Nevada land deals, he has spent a great deal of effort disparaging those “evil and rich” Koch brothers and everybody in the Tea Party who may have crossed their path, even though he and most of the Democrat Party have benefited from Koch largess.
Reid’s latest attack on Bundy would create high dudgeon if we lived in a sane world: That is, one in which things were as they are presented, with an honest media, a government that respected the Constitution and the rule of law and in which all people understood from where all rights emanate and what they are and that it is people, not governments, who have rights.
But we live in a world in which a psychopathic statist taker (Reid) who has enriched himself off of government can disparage, threaten and intimidate without consequence hardworking Americans who speak the truth to power.
And if we lived in a sane world: That is, one in which there was no protected political elite class and in which people could find “representatives” to send to government who would actually represent the people rather than the moneyed elites, themselves and their cronies, then Harry Reid and Barack Obama and John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi and any of the other hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of politicians and bureaucrats who had enriched themselves or their friends and families by stomping all over the law, the Constitution and the backs of the people in their climb to power would be behind bars if not swinging from ropes.
But in the world we live in the messengers change language on a whim; crimes are invented from whole cloth or dismissed as irrelevant, depending upon the mood of the persecutors or the propagandists or the rank of the criminal; the government has not only decided that the protections outlined in the Constitution are irrelevant, but it has ignored those protections without consequence; the money printers destroy our wealth; the lifestyle of the American middle class burns; and people are pushed to the point of revolt as the most powerful politicians in America agitate and employ government agencies against the people.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party, supposedly the party of limited government and supportive of the rule of law, plans to play the Reid card passively rather than as a trump. It points only toward Reid’s “liberalism” and the fact that he’s “dirty and unethical” but ignores the bigger crime: his use of government as a cudgel to intimidate and oppress those who want to restore Constitutional governance.
If the Republicans played that Reid card, they’d hold a winning hand.
Hi Bob ,
Why don’t we talk about the real tyrants of liberty ? They are the corporations and their allies in public sector. Corptocracy and big brother is not the government. It is multinational corporations which are making the nation state irrelevant . They make products where they can make them the cheapest. They play one group off against the other while their profits continue to rise. I agree with you that Obama care is not good . The insurance companies will use this to maximize their profits . While the federal govt. is blamed. 1984 was warning us about the eventual enslavement of the people by the corporate state. How many more years will there even be a middle class ? While the banks play games with peoples lives and minimize their investments and put their homes in foreclosure. All of this while we are told the only problem is the federal govt. i dare you to answer my letter. I am a concerned citizen who wants our country to not be ruined by corporate greed. Once again please reply to me
Corporatocracy and Big Brother are the government. The U.S. government is a fascist system under the guise of “democracy.” I write about this often. Why do you “dare” me to answer your letter?
Cliven Bundy made some impolitic statements on race in the presence of a reporter for The New York Times. Of course, the mainstream media, which virtually ignored the story of Federal government’s overreaching and violent land grab for weeks, suddenly found enthusiasm for it. They jumped all over Bundy’s “racism,” but continued to ignore the bigger story.
Prior to his remarks — in which Bundy said he was wondering whether those blacks who live a life of government dependence, who sit around all day not working and who see their young men being imprisoned and their daughters aborting babies are any freer today than they were as slaves — the best slur the regime’s propaganda machine could contrive to demonize Bundy was to label him a tax dodger. While that riled up some on the left — particularly those who thrive off the backs of others and want to ensure their gravy train continues to provide them with their “fair share” — distrust, if not outright hatred, of the Internal Revenue Service tempered the outrage. After all, all American “taxpayers” do all they can to avoid paying more taxes than they are required to pay by law. Many even “fudge” a little bit when prudent.
But now we have the specter of racism introduced.
Regimes have a long and storied history in propagandizing the masses against the regime’s enemy du jour. When the truth will not do, it often uses false flags or outright lies. This is as true of the American regime as with totalitarian regimes with which the U.S. has warred through the years, as well as those that came before it.
In 1992, Federal agents assaulted a home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. They shot a dog. When 13-year-old Sammy Weaver went to investigate the commotion, he was shot in the back by U.S. Marshal Larry Cooper.
FBI snipers were called in. FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shot Sammy’s father, Randy, in the back as he went to an outbuilding to view Sammy’s body. Horiuchi then spotted Sammy’s mother, Vicki Weaver, standing in the house holding a baby. Horiuchi bravely shot Vicki in the head, posing a threat as she did to Horiuchi and his armed brownshirt friends while holding her loaded baby.
From the Federal government and the regime’s propaganda machine, we learned how Weaver’s “crimes” justified the assault on his house and the slaughter of his wife and son. A neighbor with whom Weaver had a land dispute wrote letters to the Federal government and local law enforcement saying that Weaver had threatened to the kill the pope and President Ronald Reagan in the mid-1980s. He was an individualist. He had fundamentalist beliefs. His wife home-schooled their children. He attended an Aryan Nations rally (read racist). He had illegal guns. Oh, the horrors!
Of course, that the threats against Reagan and the pope were never substantiated and that the “illegal” guns he had came from an FBI entrapment scheme were not part of the narrative.
In 1993, Federal agents could have arrested David Koresh on any one of his frequent journeys into Waco, Texas. Instead, they assembled a strike force and attacked the Branch Davidian compound. They were surprised that a group of Americans would resist their armed pleasantries, and a gunfight ensued that left four FBI agents and five Branch Davidians dead.
For 51 days, the FBI and state’s propaganda arm warned that women and children were in danger of harm from Koresh. The official story was that Koresh led a religious cult and he was engaged in polygamy, sex with underage girls and stockpiling illegal weapons.
Of course, no proof of that was ever presented by the government, nor did the media require it. It was enough that it was a compelling story at the beginning of 24-hour cable news.
It turns out that it was the government, not Koresh, that posed the danger. The FBI gassed and burned the compound’s occupants. Not even the women and children the FBI was “protecting” were spared the inferno. Afterward, we heard from the state that it was their own fault. They could have just surrendered, don’t you know?
On Sept. 30, 2011, a U.S. drone obliterated Anwar al-Awlaki. It was the first targeted killing of an American citizen. Because al-Awlaki was a “terrorist,” most Americans applauded his death. No evidence of his “terrorism” was ever presented in court. The media didn’t care, and neither did most of the people. He was a terrorist plain and simple. The media said so. So did the regime.
Now we know that Bundy is a racist. The media tell us so because of an inartful statement — a statement in which he should have correctly referred to everyone who subsists solely on the government as a slave — he made to a group of supporters in the reporter’s presence. It was a statement by a man who has suddenly found himself with a rapt audience, a statement made by a man unprepared for the attention — both fawning and scornful — and not polished as a speaker.
It’s quite different from Senator Robert Byrd (KKK-W.Va.) who twice used the term “white nigger” in an interview. And it’s quite different from Jesse Jackson and his Hymie-town remarks. They were given a pass by the state because they are statists.
But for Bundy, now the government is free to kill him. He opposes big government. He’s a racist, you know. If you don’t agree, you must be a racist, too.
It’s an interesting exercise to consider what the Founding Fathers would think of the Bundy ranch/Bureau of Land Management standoff. After all, the Founders are long gone. But we do have their writings and their recorded quotations from which to glean their wisdom.
Among the grievances cited in the Declaration of Independence were: “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out our substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our Legislatures.” What better description is there of the BLM and its enforcers — not to mention the myriad other unConstitutional alphabet soup agencies that now have their own military enforcement arm?
The Declaration also cites: “…imposing taxes on us without our consent,” and “…depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury.” This perfectly describes Cliven Bundy’s grievance with the BLM.
The Founders believed government’s job was to protect the rights of the people. The Constitution they drafted was designed to place limits on government, not the people.
John Adams wrote that “[A] republic . . . [is] a government, in which the property of the public, or people, and of every one of them was secure and protected by law . . . implies liberty; because property cannot be secured unless the man be at liberty to acquire, use or part with it, at his discretion, and unless he have his personal liberty of life and limb, motion and rest, for that purpose.”
James Wilson wrote: “By exclusive property, the productions of the earth and the means of subsistence are secured and preserved, as well as multiplied. What belongs to no one is wasted by every one. What belongs to one man in particular is the object of his economy and care.”
And James Madison wrote: “[Property] embraces everything to which a man may attach a value and have a right.”
I have written repeatedly of the Founders’ fear of both a powerful “national” government and of standing armies. Because of this fear, they limited Federal powers to own land to that necessary for the “erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful buildings.” It stretches imagination to believe “needful buildings” would include tortoise habitat or solar farms or oil fields.
In Article I, Section 1, the Framers limited law-making to Congress. They did not give law-making authority to alphabet soup agencies.
Finally, consider the 9th and 10th Amendments, which give authority to the people and the States to anything not specified to the Federal government in the Constitution.
I believe the evidence is clear: The Founders, almost to a man, would side with Bundy against the government. That’s why we should as well.
For the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 through April 15 (Tax Day) the Federal government set an all-time record for revenue collected. That is government-speak for “stole an unprecedented amount of money from the American people.”
According to the Daily Treasury Statement, the Federal government appropriated a total of $1.428 trillion in the first six months of the year. That exceeds the previous record of $1.349 trillion set in 2008.
That total included withheld income and employment taxes, individual income taxes, railroad retirement taxes, excise taxes corporation income taxes, Federal unemployment taxes, estate and gift taxes, and miscellaneous Internal Revenue Service receipts.
Yet despite that, the government massed a deficit of $413 billion for the year.
That is not enough taxation for Barack Obama.
In his latest budget, according to analysis published by the Congressional Budget Office, Obama’s proposal to Congress would see taxes rise from 17.6 percent of gross domestic product in 2014 to 19.2 percent in 2024. That is an unprecedented level of taxation in U.S. history.
For that 10-year stretch, Federal taxation would average 18.7 percent of GDP. The only time it ever approached that level was from fiscal 1992 through 2001, when Federal taxes averaged 18.3 percent. Even then, taxation exceeded 18.3 percent of GDP for only five straight years (1997-2001).
According to the CBO, despite the increase in taxes, Obama’s budget will never balance. Over 10 years, the Federal government’s “debt” will increase by $7.183 trillion.
There is no appetite in Washington for reining in government. Until the dollar collapses, government will continue to grow and Washington will steal more and more from the producers to give to the non-producers.
Spending for so-called “entitlements” has doubled in the past 20 years. Entitlement spending is now more than 14.5 percent of GDP.
The U.S. government is on pace to take in almost $3 trillion in tax revenue in fiscal 2014. The Federal government has not spent less than $3 trillion since 2005. Was government too small in 2005? I don’t recall it going lacking.
The idea of Federal debt and of taxes for funding government programs are myths designed to coerce people into happily supporting big government. It’s the greatest fraud ever pulled.
The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed eight cases of mumps among students at the Stevens Institution of Technology.
All eight students had been vaccinated twice with a mumps vaccine, according to multiple media reports. Attendance at the university requires student have “full vaccinations,” including vaccination for mumps, measles and rubella (MMR).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mumps vaccine is 95 percent effective at preventing the disease.
This only the most recent in a string of mumps outbreaks among vaccinated individuals. In February, 13 cases were diagnosed at Fordham University. Fordham also requires students be fully immunized.
On April 2, Fox News reported that 116 Ohio State University students or people connected to the school had contracted mumps. Of those infected, only three had been confirmed as not having received the vaccination.
Spokesman Jose Rodriguez of the Columbus, Ohio, Health Department is quoted as saying that 10 percent to 20 percent of the population is vulnerable to the mumps even they have received the MMR vaccine.
Notice how they play fast and loose with the figures. The CDC claims the vaccine is 95 percent effective. Rodriguez says it’s 80 percent to 90 percent effective.
So which is it?
According to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine, it’s likely neither. The Journal did a study on the 2009 New England mumps outbreak and found that 97 percent of those 3,502 children who developed mumps had been vaccinated according to government guidelines, 89 percent of them twice.
This means it’s likely that rather than providing increased protection against the mumps, the vaccine actually lowered the immune system of those who had two vaccines and increased their likelihood of contracting the disease.
Additionally, the MMR vaccine has been linked to autism and gastrointestinal disorders in children.
The political class is now demonstrating a level of hubris rarely, if ever, seen in the American system.
Within just a few hours, three of the top four most post powerful politicians in the country unabashedly revealed the low opinion they have of liberty and the American people and a willingness to persecute, prosecute and lie to those who advocate and fight for Constitutional government. And by their silence, the rest of the political class nodded their agreement.
First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Bunkerville, Nev., rancher Cliven Bundy and the hundreds of Americans who rallied to Bundy’s defense domestic terrorists. Then, President Barack Obama brazenly lied to the American people in claiming that 8 million people had signed up for Obamacare and that the program was a success, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And early Friday morning, we learned Speaker of the House John Boehner has proclaimed once again to big money donors and crony capitalists that an immigration bill would be passed this year over the wishes of the majority of Americans.
Within hours of reports circulating in alternative media of Reid’s use of the Bureau of Land Management in his land grab on behalf of a Chinese solar energy firm, BLM pulled its goon squad of armed enforcers out of the area. It also scrambled to delete evidence from its own website that the area the Bundy family has used to graze their cattle is needed for “utility-scale solar power generation facilities on public lands” and that need was hindered by “trespass grazing” cattle.
Reid and his son Rory have worked in lockstep with the BLM and transnational green energy firms to wrestle land and use rights from American ranchers for years. Bundy is the last rancher standing in an area that once saw dozens of them.
What few reports on the standoff between Bundy and BLM that have made it into the mainstream media speciously claim the Bundy ranch is some 200 miles from the proposed site of the ENN Energy Group’s solar farm and panel building plant, and that the ENN project was shelved last year. Even the supposedly reliable “right wing” websites Breitbart.com and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze have carried the Federal government’s water on this dispute. The two-faced Beck — who has called for a pitchfork revolution and sells shirts calling for one — even went so far as to call Bundy supporters “frightening” and compared them with Occupy Wall Street, which was a CIA-funded operation designed to foment unrest in America.
Claims have also been made that the Federal government owns the land in question. But the Constitution specifically describes in Article I, Section 8 what land the Federal government can possess, and there are subsequent Supreme Court decisions that lay out the legal framework. (Hint: It does not include protecting tortoises or building solar plants.)
A BLM document discusses the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and specifically mentions the Gold Butte area (which includes Bunkerville) and “cattle trespass grazing” as being part of critical concern to future utility-scale solar energy development. In short, Reid is using the BLM (headed by his lackey and former adviser Neil Kornze) to turn all Nevada “Federal lands” into a green energy zone for his and his son’s personal gain and Bundy’s cattle are hindering this effort. This is proven by information on the BLM website (since removed) that states grazing by Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development and the construction of solar development on public lands.
Understand the implications of Reid’s claim that those who bravely stood with Bundy, stared into the barrels of heavily armed oppressors who were threatening to shoot them and faced down the BLM’s armed goons are “domestic terrorists.”
Thanks to the National Defense Authorization Act, the government can simply designate Americans as terrorists and they can then be disappeared into gulags never to be charged, tried or heard from again. Habeas corpus, in the cases deemed “domestic terrorism,” is now nonexistent. Obama has already ordered drone strikes to kill Americans in foreign lands without due process. The step from indiscriminate extrajudicial killings of American “terrorists” overseas to indiscriminate extrajudicial killings of “domestic terrorists” in America has just been shortened considerably.
This is common knowledge in circles of people who depend upon the alternative media and understand the truth about the Federal police state. Don’t think that Reid is not aware of this. And he understands that those who sided with the Bundys recognize this as well.
Reid is too savvy and too skilled a politician to make a slip of the tongue statement accusing Americans of domestic terrorism.
Obama’s claim that 8 million people have now signed up for Obamacare and the law is working as intended is an incredible stretch even for a man who is such a consummate liar that more than half of Americans know he lies on important issues. The law is working “so well” that even in the face of monetary penalties, tens of millions of people who are eligible to sign up for Obamacare insurance have avoided doing so.
Boehner is said to be “hell-bent” on passing an amnesty bill this year. This has been an important issue for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for some time and is, therefore, an important issue for the Republican establishment.
Understand that, for the Republican elite, amnesty is not about trying to win over Hispanics in order to bolster chances for carrying national elections. It’s about providing cheap labor for big corporations. The plight of millions of unemployed Americans does not concern the establishment.
I have been writing for many years that the U.S. government is democracy in name only. In truth, it is fascist and ruled by one party with two names under the control of the globalists.
The only goal of the globalists and their psychopathic political class stooges is to loot and pillage. They have done so to the point that America is now a giant rock rolling downhill toward collapse.
As regimes get closer to collapse, they inflict increasingly greater pain and controls on their people. It is now evident in America for those who would see it.
The domestic terrorists in question are not the American people. They are Reid, Obama, Boehner and the rest of the political and bureaucratic class who ignore the rule of law and oppress the American people.
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There are only so many ways to call President Barack Obama a liar (and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and all the other Obamacare apologists) and describe the evil nature of his signature wealth redistribution and deathcare scheme: Obamacare. The English language, or at least my grasp of it, is wholly inadequate for the task.
It’s become so bad that writing just this short piece on more Obamacare lies was an arduous task that took far longer than it should. Every lede I began sounded trite and clichéd because every one has been written before.
Gullible Democrats and Obamaphiles bought the lie — and in many cases continue to buy the lie — that Obamacare was about insuring the uninsured. If you still ride that bandwagon and what I’m about to tell you doesn’t knock you off it, there is little hope anything will.
According to numbers touted by Obamcare advocates in the run-up to the law’s unConstitutional passage in early 2010 (laws raising revenue must originate in the House and Obamcare — which is a tax, according to the Supreme Court — originated in the Senate), somewhere between 32 million to 47 million Americans were uninsured. That’s not to say they were uninsurable. They were just uninsured.
Whichever number you settled on, that number, of course, was completely contrived. It was a combination of people who were self-insured, those who chose not to buy insurance, those temporarily between jobs, illegal aliens and a group of about 10 million who were truly unable to purchase healthcare insurance because of pre-existing conditions.
Now Obama is touting his 7.1 million Obamacare enrollees as a success.
Let’s look at the real numbers. According to estimates by the RAND Corporation, two-thirds of those Obama claims signed up by the deadline were previously insured. That means only 2 million to 2.4 million were previously uninsured.
Also, those who missed the March 31 enrollment deadline (for whatever reason) are now unable to sign up for insurance until Nov. 15 unless they have a qualifying “life event.” A qualifying event includes a marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, a move to another State, lose a job, age out of their parents’ policy, etc. Without a qualifying event, they will remain uninsured.
According to insurance companies, somewhere between 10 percent and 20 percent of those who did sign up through Healthcare.gov and other exchanges have not paid their first premium. The law requires anyone who has not paid after three months to be kicked off the rolls. Once they are kicked off the rolls for nonpayment, they won’t be eligible for insurance without a qualifying event. They will remain uninsured.
If 10 percent of those previously uninsured who have signed up for health insurance are kicked off the rolls, then only 1.8 million people who were previously uninsured can credit Obamacare for their insurance. That’s only 5.6 percent.
Obama has a pretty low bar by which he measures success.
And here are some more numbers to consider:
- 4.5 million policies were canceled because they didn’t meet Obamacare standards. It didn’t matter whether the holders of those policies were satisfied or not.
- 16 million more policies are expected to be canceled at the next renewal because they won’t comply with Obamacare standards. It doesn’t matter whether the policyholders are satisfied or not. That means that by this fall, Obamacare will have caused more than twice as many to lose health insurance than have gotten insurance under the law.
- Obamacare has resulted in $70 billion a year in lost wages and about 3 million workers losing their jobs.
- Deductibles are ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 on Obamacare plans.
- Millenials are seeing premium increases of 200 percent to 600 percent.
- In New York, 44 percent of doctors have refused to participate in the exchanges.
- Getting a small raise in salary can cost thousands of dollars in “subsidies.”
- It’s added and adding information into the dossier the government has on all Americans.
But don’t say Obamacare is a failure. It’s accomplishing exactly what its statist crafters envisioned. It’s locking people into a socialistic redistributionist deathcare system controlled by a few elites.
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On April 17, 1961, about 1,400 Cuban exiles, armed, trained and financed by the CIA and with the blessings of President John F. Kennedy, landed in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. Their goal was to rally Cuban citizenry to rise up and overthrow Fidel Castro.
The mission was ill-conceived, the planning was bad, the execution was worse and the results were disastrous.
The landing force was immediately met with Cuban resistance. More than 100 of the invaders were killed, and another 1,200 were captured.
The official story is that the operation to use Cuban exiles was ordered by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kennedy inherited it and went along after getting mixed signals on the operation’s chances, even though many of his military advisers told him it stood little chance of success without American air cover. Kennedy informed the exiles ahead of time there would be no American military assistance.
Documents that have come to light since — documents that Kennedy supposedly never saw — indicate the CIA knew the mission would fail without U.S. support, but the agency expected Kennedy to cave once the operation was underway.
Other documents unearthed after Peter Kornbluh of George Washington University’s National Security Archive filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in 2011 showed that Kennedy did indeed relent to the exiles’ appeal for air power support. In fact, four Alabama Air National Guard pilots died providing support. The document reveals the pilots were instructed by the CIA and White House to claim to be mercenaries if they were captured. The Pentagon took 15 years after the incident to recognize what the men did and hold a medal ceremony, which was kept secret to all but their families.
Kennedy later blamed himself for being naïve enough to believe the CIA and military chiefs who told him the mission could succeed.
And rather than weaken Castro’s strengthening grip on Cuba, the Bay of Pigs disaster solidified his standing throughout Latin America. The U.S. was pilloried in the region for its interference and imperialism. Kennedy was seen as weak and indecisive, which possibly set the stage for the Cuban Missile Crisis the next year.
It’s not just Connecticut gun owners who are refusing to comply with unConstitutional laws requiring them to register their guns. New York residents are also refusing to comply.
In the days leading up to yesterday’s deadline to register so-called “assault weapons” as defined under the New York SAFE Act, reports were leaking that only 3,000 to 5,000 firearms had been registered. That’s far short of the approximately 1 million weapons affected by the law.
Failure to register is a misdemeanor under the law. But it appears that as many as 98 percent of New York gun owners have decided to risk charges rather than register their guns.
It’s important to note that few police departments have embraced the law. As New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay pointed out in January: “The rank and file troopers don’t want anything to do with it. I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it. If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany.”
Americans have the ability to nullify unConstitutional laws through noncompliance and with the help of law enforcement who stand true to their oath to defend the Constitution. The Bundy ranch protest and both the Connecticut and New York gun registration protests show how resistance to unConstitional laws can rein in overbearing government.
But remember that neither the New York nor Connecticut gun grabs nor the Bundy cattle confiscation situations are over as long as statists like Mario Cuomo and Harry Reid are in power and they have enforcers willing to trample on the rights of their fellow citizens in the name of “just doing their job.” Some eggs may yet be broken.
While the police don’t like it and officers across the country repeatedly intimidate and even arrest those who do it, courts have ruled that citizens can indeed record police activities. Now Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston is asking the public to put away their recording devices for their own safety.
Pinkston told CBS DFW that it’s a safety issue. He made the recommendation after a woman from the police accountability organization Cop Block was spotted following a Dallas officer around recording his activities.
“It’s creating a major officer safety issue,” Pinkston said. “We don’t know who it is pulling behind us. We don’t know they’re there to videotape, they might be part of… if that guy has has just done a kidnapping they could be part of the kidnapping. You don’t know.”
Who knew kidnapping was rampant in Dallas? And who knew kidnappers recorded their kidnappings?
I suspect the real reason Pinkston and other cops are more concerned that videos like this will get out:
Many of those who regularly record police activities think so as well.
And if a police officer is unable to distinguish between a recording device and a weapon, perhaps that police officer needs to find another line of work.
Rancher Cliven Bundy, with the support of hundreds of U.S. patriots, seems to have won the latest skirmish with the Federal government.
As we told you Friday, Bundy has been embroiled in a squabble with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over his cattle and their ability to graze on Nevada land Bundy’s family has used for more than 100 years. Last week, BLM agents began rounding up Bundy’s cattle with plans to sell them at auction.
On Saturday, confronted by Bundy, his family, friends and members of Oath Keepers, various militia groups and other organizations, BLM backed down and backed out. The agency released Bundy’s rustled cattle and pulled its resources — which included snipers poised around the protest location — from the area.
BLM spokesman Craig Leff told the Associated Press the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter involving rancher Cliven Bundy and the $1 million in owed grazing fees “administratively and judicially.”
“The door isn’t closed. We’ll figure out how to move forward with this,” he said, adding that the BLM did not participate in the negotiation moderated by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie that deescalated tensions on Saturday.
“The BLM and National Park Service did not cut any deal and negotiate anything,” Leff said. “There was no deal we made.”
Bundy supporters are not quite declaring victory yet either.
However, it is clear that a combination of resistance by the American people and news reports revealing Senator Harry Reid’s involvement in a deal with a Chinese energy company put the Federal government on its heels.
Late Friday, alternative media began reporting on Reid’s ties to the Chinese company ENN Energy Group, which wanted the land to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant. Reid’s son Rory, a former Clark County commissioner, was also involved with the deal. And former Harry Reid adviser Neil Kornze is BLM chief.
Without the presence of the hundreds of volunteers and reporting by the alternative media, Bundy today would be without his cattle and he and his family would likely have suffered a fate similar to that of the Randy Weaver family or the Branch Davidians.
The big question now is: Was this a victory for Bundy and the American people over an overreaching Federal government, or was the BLM retreat just a strategic de-escalation?