June 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm - Big Government
Dateline: Washington DC
Dateline: Washington DC
The real reason President Obama loathes the British... his grandfather was tortured in a high-security Kenyan prison
The Kenyan bowed his head as his captors opened the prison cell door to deliver another brutal whipping - a punishment meted out after he was accused of taking part in the independence movement against the British colonial authorities.
The man had been working as a cook for a British Army officer. And his name? Hussein Onyango Obama - President Barack Obama's paternal grandfather.
He had been arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years in a
high-security prison. There, according to his family, he was subjected
to horrific violence. They say British soldiers used torture in an
effort to get him to reveal rebel secrets.
A family together: Barack Obama (back row, second left) with Granny Sarah (front, second right) in 1988
'The African warders were instructed by the white soldiers to whip him every morning and evening till he repented,' says Sarah Onyango, Hussein Onyango's third wife, and the woman President Obama calls 'Granny Sarah'.
Middle-class Americans--not the rich or the poor--pay the majority of annual tax revenues taken in by the federal government, according to data released in a new Congressional Budget Office study. Households earning less than $34,300 per year, meanwhile, actually pay a negative average federal income tax rate.
Middle-class households that earned between $34,300 and $141,900 paid 50.5 percent of all federal tax revenues in 2007 (the most recent year analyzed), according to the CBO study released Thursday, and households that earned between $34,300 and $352,900 paid 66.7 percent of all federal taxes.
Bill Randall, a North Carolina Republican candidate for Congress, is calling for a “thorough investigation” into whether President Barack Obama’s administration colluded with BP to allow the Gulf oil spill.
“There were procedures that were violated by BP that the federal government signed off on, safeguards that decades of engineering wherewithal and knowledge told them that this way the way to do it,” Randall told reporters earlier this week. “They intentionally bypassed that and the safety was compromised.”
Randall continued: “I’m not necessarily a conspiracy person, but I
don’t think enough investigation has been done on this. Someone needs to
be digging into that situation. Personally, and this is purely
speculative on my part and not based on any fact, but personally I feel
there is a possibility that there was some sort of collusion.” More>>>>>>>
What a difference 18 months and an oil spill makes. In January 2009
Barack Obama was hugely popular on this side of the Atlantic, and could
have walked on water in the eyes of the British media, the political
elites, and the general public. In June 2010 however he probably
qualifies as the most despised US president since Nixon among the
British people. In fact you can’t open a London paper at this time
without reading yet another fiery broadside against a leader who
famously boasted of restoring “America’s standing” in the world. More.>>>>>>>>
Geert Wilders, who leads the right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV) in Holland, said last week he believes Jordan should be renamed Palestine. The Jordanian government responded by saying Wilders' speech was reminiscent of the Israeli right wing.
"Jordan is Palestine," said Wilders, who heads the third-largest party in Holland. "Changing its name to Palestine will end the conflict in the Middle East and provide the Palestinians with an alternate homeland."
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The former Honolulu elections official who caused a national stir this month when he told WND Barack Obama was "definitely" not born in Hawaii, and that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate even exists for the president in the Aloha State is now reaffirming those claims to a network television affiliate. Tim Adams, the former senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu was interviewed by Gene Birk of ABC affiliate WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Ky. Video of the 9-minute interview has been posted on YouTube and is embedded here:
"As of the time I was in Hawaii working in the elections office,"
said Adams, "we had many people who were asking about the eligibility
of Senator Obama to be president. I was told at the time there is no
long-form birth record, which would have been the case if President
Obama was born in [a] hospital in Honolulu. There is no such form in
A college professor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the City and County of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State.
Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, now teaches English at Western Kentucky University.
"There is no birth certificate," said Tim Adams, a graduate assistant who teaches English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. "It's like an open secret. There isn't one. Everyone in the government there knows this."
Adams, who says he's a Hillary Clinton supporter who ended up voting for John McCain when Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Obama, told WND, "I managed the absentee-ballot office. It was my job to verify the voters' identity."
He says during the 2008 campaign when the issue of Obama's constitutional eligibility first arose, the elections office was inundated with requests to verify the birthplace of the U.S. senator from Illinois.
"I had direct access to the Social Security database, the national crime computer, state driver's license information, international passport information, basically just about anything you can imagine to get someone's identity," Adams explained. "I could look up what bank your home mortgage was in. I was informed by my boss that we did not have a birth record [for Obama]."
At the time, there
were conflicting reports that Obama had been born at the Queen's
Medical Center in Honolulu, as well as the Kapi'olani Medical Center
for Women and Children across town. So Adams says his office checked
with both facilities.
IN THE USA?
Hawaiian elections clerk
has eligibility 'solution'
Official who says Obama has no birth certificate
thinks idea would 'solve the entire controversy'
Editor's Note: Raymond Parks, age 96, passed away last night in his sleep. The man was a giant in stock car racing.....Raymond Parks: The Godfather of Stock Car Racing
|Written by Gerald Hodges|
|Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:47 am|
After World War II, the federal law enforcement agencies had become more intense about stopping the illegal liquor that was flowing into Atlanta from the Dawsonville area and other towns in northern Georgia.
The government men had learned many of the revenuers’ tricks that had fooled them before. They better understood how the bootleggers and runners operated. And one of those ways was to provide faster cars and develop the driving skills of those who did the chasing.
It was because of this increased pressure that runners began holding their own wild contests against each other. At first, it was all in fun. But more and more spectators began to crowd into farmers’ fields to watch a Sunday race between rival drivers, in their souped up and modified passenger cars.
As long as the competition was just between two or three drivers, it was for bragging rights as to who had the fastest car. When other folks gathered, money was bet on who would win, and pretty soon, the drivers were racing for prize money.
While the sport of racing certainly evolved, Raymond Parks of Atlanta should be credited with bringing it out of the cow pastures and into the lives of Southern families, who desperately needed an emotional outlet from their dirt poor lives.
Parks had to serve a short stint in prison, and after his release, he decided to turn the “driving duties” of his moonshine business over to other people. Two of those drivers were his cousins, Lloyd Seay and Roy Hall. Along with Red Vogt, a hot-tempered mechanic, this trio became the hottest and most successful racing team in the 1940s.
“Red Vogt was the mechanic that did all the work on the cars,” Parks said in an interview in 2000. “I knew he was the right mechanic, because he worked on my cars before I got into racing. We had a long relationship.
“The garage he ran was a public garage. He did all the work on my stock cars as long as I was in it, but he worked on a lot of other people’s cars.
“We decided to start racing in 1938 at Lakewood Speedway. We were all standing around the garage one day and decided to fix up a car for Lloyd to drive. It was a ’34 Ford Roadster, and he won the first race he ran at Lakewood.
“That was really something, seeing my car win. I knew after that first race I wanted to get into it. The next day I went out and bought two ’39 Ford Coupes from the Ford dealer in Atlanta. I paid five hundred and twenty-five dollars apiece for them. I took them to Red and told him to get them ready for February. Roy Hall and Lloyd Seay were going to be the drivers. They were from up around Dawsonville, where I was born, too.
“We went all over North and South Carolina, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Florida. We raced just about every Sunday, somewhere.
“I don’t recall any big sanctioned races. They were all just individual tracks that put on their own racing show. Sometimes tracks would get together, and one track would stage a race one week, and the other track would hold one the following week. That way they didn’t compete against each other.
“I always got paid. We might get a trophy for a heat race, but the main race always paid a purse. I never experienced any promoter running off with the money, or not paying me.
“I was in service for three years during World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. I met Red Byron for the first time after I got out of the service. He had come into Red Vogt’s garage, and we just started talking. Bob Flock had been driving for me after the war. Bob had a wreck in one of the cars and hurt his back, and Fonty Flock, his brother, drove for me in 1947 and won the Modified Championship that year.
“Then Red won the Modified Championship in 1948. In 1949, he won NASCAR’s first championship.
“I guess one of the biggest differences in racing now is the way they travel. I could drive from Atlanta to Langhorne, Pennsylvania, overnight, but it was always Red Vogt’s job to get the cars to the races. It took him longer. I think they towed the cars most of the time, but they might have used a trailer, or flatbed truck some. He took whatever spare parts; tires and wheel, and other things that he thought would be needed. It was pretty hard to find motels. I could always get a downtown hotel room, but Red and the drivers usually slept in the cars. I don’t think they spent many nights in regular beds away from Atlanta.
“Most of the time we ran Montgomery Ward tires. Every time we went to Daytona, we’d load up on tires and bring them back to Atlanta, and use them at other races.
“Red was the manager for it all. It was his job to get the cars there, see to it that the drivers had what they needed to run a good race, and collect the money after the race. I always left as soon as the race was over. It was up to Red to get them back to Atlanta.
“That was a good time in my life. I got a lot of fun out of it. There wasn’t as much pressure as drivers have now. There weren’t any sponsors to please or worry about. I don’t think there was ever a problem between any of the drivers over pay. We all understood each other.”
This article was taken from the book “The Jimmy Mosteller Story” by Gerald Hodges. For additional information, go to www.jimmymosteller.com.
Could one massive burst of radiation from the sun cripple satellites in orbit and fry electronics all over the Earth? Could a gigantic solar storm change life as we know it in an instant? Well, if we are to believe what some scientists from NASA are saying, the answer to both questions is yes. In fact, they are telling us that huge electromagnetic pulses from the sun could cripple our electrical grid for years, causing billions (if not trillions) of dollars in damages. Now the truth is that the sun is not going to cause "the end of the world", but as our society continues to become increasingly dependent on high technology, scientists warn that there is a very realistic possibility that solar storms could cause a very serious disruption in our lifestyles - especially as we approach the next solar maximum in 2013.
So just what are solar storms? Continue reading>>>>>>>>
Is there a reason why the world is being hit with so many plagues lately? Could someone be trying to tell us something? In case you haven't noticed, some of the recent plagues around the globe have been rather "Biblical" in nature. No, it isn't the end of the world as we know it just yet, but there has been a rash of really bizarre plagues all over the world in recent days. There have been reports of massive outbreaks of frogs, locusts and rats. Famine and drought are threatening tens of millions of people. Unprecedented flooding has been devastating communities all over the globe, and the startling increase in earthquakes and volcanic activity have many people wondering exactly what in the world is going on. Are these things happening because we are getting closer to 2012? Could God be behind all of these plagues? Is there some other explanation? Well, what can't be denied is that things are starting to get really, really weird out there lately.
Of course most people are focused on the massive disaster in the Gulf of Mexico right now. The fact that all the oil in the Gulf is turning the waters there red is drawing a lot of attention. But that is not the only really strange plague that is happening in the world right now....
Frogs: Continue Reading>>>>>>>>>
The Swedish capital is braced for one of its biggest ever public celebrations as Crown Princess Victoria weds her former personal trainer.
Victoria, 32, will tie the knot with 36-year-old commoner Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral.
More than 1,200 guests, including royals from around the world, have been invited to the ceremony.
The couple, who met in 2002, will ride through the city centre afterwards in a horse-drawn carriage.
Maybe we should try to learn from history and not from idiot president's and politicians (not to mention moronic news reporters)
MALAQUITE BEACH, Texas -- The oil was everywhere, long black sheets of it, 15 inches thick in some places. Even if you stepped in what looked like a clean patch of sand, it quickly and gooily puddled around your feet. And Wes Tunnell, as he surveyed the mess, had only one bleak thought: "Oh, my God, this is horrible! It's all gonna die!"
But it didn't. Thirty-one years since the worst oil spill in North American history blanketed 150 miles of Texas beach, tourists noisily splash in the surf and turtles drag themselves into the dunes to lay eggs.
"You look around, and it's like the spill never happened," shrugs Tunnell, a marine biologist. "There's a lot of perplexity in it for many of us."
Former Clinton and Obama budget adviser Franklin Raines owns a key carbon-emissions patent he developed as CEO of the government-sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae, positioning him and his partners to make millions of dollars if it is used in any carbon-capping scheme implemented by the Obama administration.
Raines and his associates led Fannie Mae and Congress to believe Fannie Mae owned the patent, despite public records to the contrary.
Raines and his partners carried out their plan by quietly filing for and receiving a second nearly identical carbon-emissions patent that superseded the first patent, according to government records. The second patent was never assigned to Fannie Mae or any other party.
reported, an Enron-like accounting
scandal enabled Raines to earn $90 million in his five years as Fannie
Mae CEO, from 1999 to 2004. Read More>>>>>>>>
Solar flare forecast renews concern
over power grids,
Posted: June 17, 2010
8:57 pm Eastern
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Solar flare (NASA image)
A new government forecast about the possibility of a coming solar storm warns that it could eliminate – at least temporarily across large swaths of the world – power grids, air travel and communications, including those operating financial services and emergency systems, as well as GPS functions and even cell phones.
"The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity," said Richard Fisher, head of NASA's Heliophysics Division, in the report released just days ago.
"At the same time, our technological society has developed an
unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms," he said. Read More>>>>>>>>
Plenty of prominent media figures were upset with President Obama over his substandard address to the nation the other night (full text). While most are distraught, none seem to be doing what should be the essential journalistic task of the day: pointing out all of the factual misstatements the president made.
So, in absence of a serious attempt at fact-checking from the legacy media, let us undertake some of our own.
In all, the president misrepresented the federal government's--and
especially his cabinet's--role in creating the conditions that led to
the spill, the state of the nation's oil reserves, and his own
administration's involvement with BP. Futhermore, his transition from
discussing the Gulf spill to advocating "clean energy" legislation was a
huge logical leap, and one that necessarily misrepresents the problems
the nation faces with regard to energy. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz0r6qL4kVe
Government would have “absolute power” to seize control of the world wide web under Lieberman legislation
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.
Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergency.
“The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects “shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed” by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined,” reports ZDNet’s Declan McCullagh.
The 197-page bill (PDF) is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA.
Technology lobbying group TechAmerica warned that the legislation created “the potential for absolute power,” while the Center for Democracy and Technology worried that the bill’s emergency powers “include authority to shut down or limit internet traffic on private systems.”
The bill has the vehement support of Senator Jay Rockefeller, who last year asked during a congressional hearing, “Would it had been better if we’d have never invented the Internet?” while fearmongering about cyber-terrorists preparing attacks.
The largest Internet-based corporations are seemingly happy with the bill, primarily because it contains language that will give them immunity from civil lawsuits and also reimburse them for any costs incurred if the Internet is shut down for a period of time.
It is time for some summer hijinks on Wall Street. So sit back and enjoy the stock market rally that probably won't last very long.
Stock prices rose nicely for a while yesterday because . . . well, just because. But by the end of the trading session, market indicators were all showing a loss as investors grew increasingly nervous.
You'll see different explanations in today's papers for yesterday's initial gains. For instance, one statistic coming out of Europe suggested that the economy over there is suddenly looking better.
Santa better check his compass, because the North Pole is shifting—the north magnetic pole, that is, not the geographical one. New research shows the pole moving at rapid clip—25 miles (40 kilometers) a year.
Over the past century the pole has moved 685 miles (1,100 kilometers) from Arctic Canada toward Siberia, says Joe Stoner, a paleomagnetist at Oregon State University.
At its current rate the pole could move to Siberia within the next half-century, Stoner said.
"It's moving really fast," he said. "We're seeing something that hasn't happened for at least 500 years."
Stoner presented his team's research at the American Geophysical Union's meeting last week in San Francisco.
Lorne McKee, a geomagnetic scientist at Natural Resources Canada, says that Stoner's data fits his own readings.
"The movement of the pole definitely appears to be accelerating," he said.