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ENDNOTE: BHO44 has some record of “most transparency” NOT

2014-Nov-15

http://www.judicialwatch.org/

The IRS-Benghazi Congress
NOVEMBER 07, 2014
The IRS-Benghazi Congress

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In many ways, the results from this week’s elections confirm what you already know as a supporter of Judicial Watch. Voters are sick and tired of the Obama administration’s lawlessness. The new Congress has new mandate to clean up Washington and put the Obama administration (and, frankly, itself) back under the rule of law.

And all the talk of policies and campaign ads is for naught if elections can be stolen. Assuming the leftists in the Obama administration cared about what voters think, they would see their war on voter ID has little support.

Contrary to what Obama, Eric Holder and other leftist critics of voter identification requirements have said, a broad cross-section of Americans do not view the new state laws as unduly burdensome and discriminatory. In fact, a substantial majority of Americans ardently support new state laws that require voters to show some form of identification. That’s what the results of an election night survey of voters organized through The Polling Company Inc. shows. The poll, which was drawn from the responses of 806 actual 2014 voters, was released today by Judicial Watch and Breitbart.com

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Corruption in the federal government continues to be a serious concern among voters, with 92 percent saying they consider it a serious problem and 65 percent saying they consider it “very serious.” The poll also showed that an overwhelming majority of voters do not believe that President Obama kept his 2008 promise to have the “most transparent government in history.” This one is not a close call at all, as 80 percent of respondents said the federal government has become “less transparent” or “stayed about the same” over the past six years. Within this group, 46 percent said “less transparent” and 34 percent said “stayed about the same.” Only 16 percent said the government has become “more transparent” during the Obama administration.

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BY MY COUNT:

  • Benghazi
  • BP Oil Spill
  • “Ebola czar”, Ebola, Ebolaphobia,
  • Fast and Furious,
  • Gibson Guitar Raid
  • GM Bailout
  • Holder’s Performance, Holder’s Contempt of Congress, Marijuana Raids
  • Immigration Policy Change
  • IRS, IRS Auditing Ben Carson, Lois Lerner, IRS Obstruction, IRS Tea Party Treatment
  • Joe Sestak “Bribe”
  • NLRB/Boeing Dispute
  • Obamacare
  • Operation Choke Point denies banking to the gun industry, payday lenders, porn shops, casinos, check cashers and debt collectors
  • Solyndra

AND OF COURSE MY OWN PERSONAL FAVORITE

  • Birth Certificate

Note: Remember I am a “proofer”; not a “birther”. 

What’s the difference?

I want a complete expose of BHO’s “credentials” and explanations of the cover ups and conspiracies around his track record. “Birth Certificate” is short hand for the related issues:

  • Why is there a discrepancy around the birth certificate?
  • Who produced the birth certificate forgery?
  • Why the discrepancies in the 2008 Presidential nominating petitions?
  • Why hasn’t the travel records of his parents been fully investigated? 
  • Did Obama obtain Indonesian citizenship either involuntarily or voluntarily?
  • Where did Obama get the Social Security Number he is using?
  • Did he become a Muslim and | or an Indonesian citizen in order to get into an Indonesian school?
  • Did he get into Occidental College by claiming to be a foreign student?
  • Did he get into Columbia University by claiming to be a foreign student?
  • How is it that no one of his Columbia classmates remember him?
  • Did he get into Harvard Law School by claiming to be a foreign student?
  • Why are all of his college transcripts sealed?
  • How is it he was never arrested for drugs during his school years?

And it has NOTHING to do with him being a D or an R or a minority.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: Those euphemisms can kill?

2014-Nov-08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40044.htm

Cleansing The Stock’ And Other Ways Governments Talk About Human Beings
Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’
By George Monbiot

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October 23, 2014 “ICH” – “The Guardian” –   To blot people out of existence first you must blot them from your mind. Then you can persuade yourself that what you are doing is moral and necessary. Today this isn’t difficult. Those who act without compassion can draw upon a system of thought and language whose purpose is to shield them – and blind us – to the consequences.

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Terms such as these are designed to replace mental images of death and mutilation with images of something else. Others, such as “collateral damage” (dead or wounded civilians), “kinetic activity” (shooting and bombing), “compounds” (homes) and “extraordinary rendition” (kidnapping and torture by states), are intended to prevent the formation of any mental pictures at all. If you can’t see what is being discussed, you will struggle to grasp the implications. The clearest example is “neutralising”, which neutralises the act of killing it describes.

I doubt many people could kill and wound if their language accurately represented what they were doing. It is notable that those who are most enthusiastic about waging war are the least able to describe what they are talking about without resorting to metaphor and euphemism. Few people have nightmares about squashing insects or mowing the lawn.

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As a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I have a real problem with the “Culture of Death” and the “euphemisms” to describe killing!

A euphemism is defined as a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. Such as, “downsizing” as a euphemism for “cuts”!

I think this perversion of our language and understanding goes far beyond a mere euphemism!

The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats should at least have the honest decency use plain English. 

Then, maybe “We, The Sheeple” will wake up.

When that terminology is applied to us, it will be too late.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: Empathy is a Catholic virtue

2014-Nov-01

http://www.ted.com/talks/sam_richards_a_radical_experiment_in_empathy

Filmed October 2010 at TEDxPSU
Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy

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By leading the Americans in his audience step by step through the thought process, sociologist Sam Richards sets an extraordinary challenge: can they understand — not approve of, but understand — the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? And by extension, can anyone truly understand and empathize with another? (Filmed at TEDxPSU.)

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As a little L libertarian who is anti-war pro-life pro-choice, I can empathize with what he is saying.

I wish we had a foreign policy more like Switzerland. 

I wish we had a domestic policy of “universal consent” “zero aggression principle” MYOB and liberty for all.

And if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Sigh!

It’s a twenty minute video. 

Just watch it with an open mind. 

Reminded me of the movie “Red Dawn”.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: The “minimum wage” as “social justice”

2014-Oct-25

http://www.schiffradio.com/pg/jsp/verticals/archive.jsp?dispid=310&pid=66877

Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute’s Economics21 discusses the economics of the fast-food protests and the minimum wage, as well as who was really behind all the demonstrations.

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Readers here know I rant often about the “minimum wage”. Talk about “social justice” and “minority unemployment” is a bunch of astro-turf “barbara streisand”! (That’s my polite ways of saying <synonym for excrement from a large male cow>!!!)

Argh!

Take about 30 minutes and listen to Tom Woods — a little L libertarian economist — and this lady absolutely destroy the $15 dollar an hour crowd.

Maybe this is a hot button with me because I know victim of the Federal Gooferment’s first foray into the minimum wage. She now lives what I’d call “lonely poverty” on Social Security, a tiny pension, and handouts from her relatives. It’s sad. 

She’s not smart. She didn’t in the late 60’s have other than a High School education. And the higher minimum wage made automation of low skill jobs cost effective.

Minority youth unemployment is absurd.

All to benefit the Big Labor, politicians, and bureaucrats. Argh!

This lady makes an excellent point that the Gooferment Skrules graduate functional illiterates.

As a society, even low skill folks have a “right” to the American Dream and a job is how they get it. Where to they start? On the bottom rung, the minimum wage job.

Argh!

Seems so obvious to me.

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ENDNOTE: Holding politicians and bureaucrats to account!

2014-Oct-18

http://www.cruxnow.com/life/2014/09/27/catholic-school-removes-portrait-of-alum-raimondo/

School removes portrait of candidate for governor
By Erika Niedowski
Associated Press September 27, 2014

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Roman Catholic preparatory school that Treasurer Gina Raimondo attended has removed a portrait of her following comments she made at Planned Parenthood that aren’t in line with the school’s teachings, a school spokesman said Friday.

La Salle Academy President Thomas Gerrow decided to have the picture taken down from a wall in the school’s main building that displays other notable alumni, according to spokesman Drew Lagace. It was taken down Thursday, the day the Democratic gubernatorial nominee spoke in support of abortion rights and “reproductive freedom.”

“Her comments kind of go against our teachings here at La Salle,” Lagace said. He declined to elaborate and said he did not know if the picture’s removal was permanent.

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Sorry, but “Catholic In Name Only” must be called on their positions.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: FAA forgot About Drones

2014-Oct-11

http://gizmodo.com/faas-fancy-new-5-billion-air-traffic-control-system-fo-1639463748

FAA’s New $5 Billion Air Traffic Control System Forgot About Drones

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Designers of the Federal Aviation Administration’s futuristic, new air traffic control system did a whoops. Despite explicit instructions from Congress to take drones into account, they failed to include them in the plans for the $5 billion NextGen system. And it’s definitely too late to start over.

This isn’t good. It’s become increasingly clear in recent years that drones aren’t just going to become a presence in America’s skies; they’re going to become a fixture. The FAA itself just gave Hollywood permission to use drones for filming TV shows and movies, and there’s a long line of other folks, like Amazon and Google, that can hardly wait for commercial drones to go mainstream. And that’s not even taking the hobbyists or the military into account.

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And the taxpayers pay for the mistake?

What politicians and bureaucrats are going get fired? Or who’s not going to get a “bonus”!

Argh!

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!

This is just another example of it.

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ENDNOTE: Death Panels in the “Culture of Death”

2014-Oct-04

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/doug-french/time-for-you-to-die/

A Nation of Children
By Doug French
Casey Research
September 27, 2014

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Imagine, as Christopher Buckley (son of William F.) did in his clever book, Boomsday, a plan to make the government solvent by offering incentives for people to kill themselves at age 70 and younger. Instead of calling it suicide, it would euphemistically be known as “Voluntary Transitioning.”

Now we have Ezekiel Emanuel, Ari and Rahm’s brother, making quite a splash with his article “Why I Hope to Die at 75” in the Atlantic. While he doesn’t plan on suicide, he will stop receiving medical treatment. He says people deteriorate, and are less productive and creative. So why stay around so long?

The former White House aid’s article makes Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet’s piece on Casey Research last December all the more interesting. She pointed out that Mr. Emanuel has written plenty about “The Complete Lives System” which:

makes crystal clear that physicians must not focus on the individual patient. Instead, medical care should be allocated based on the patient’s usefulness to the “collective good.” If you’re too old, or too young, or your ailment is too complicated, society is better off letting you die rather than paying a doctor to heal you.

One tenet of the Complete Lives system is that medical care for people under age 15 and over age 45 should be attenuated. “Attenuate” means to ration. Emanuel believes that the very young and the elderly are less valuable to society than those in the middle of the age curve.

Mr. Emanuel is likely trying to start a trend and maybe even plant the idea for legislation to stop caring for people at 75—all for the good of the country, of course.

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Anyone still laughing at Sarah Palin’s “death panels” remarks?

http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/05/death-panels-will-be-sarah-palins-greatest-legacy/371888/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_life

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Some of the issues that are included in the Catholic Church’s description of the culture of life include:

Opposition to abortion

Opposition to human sterilization

Opposition to human cloning

Opposition to contraception

Opposition to human embryonic stem cell and fetal research, coupled with support for adult stem cell research

Opposition to euthanasia

Opposition to murder and suicide

Opposition to capital punishment

Opposition to unjust war

Promotion of agape love and charity

Promotion of matrimony, maternity, fatherhood, life, chastity, fidelity, and virtue

Promotion of organ donation

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I hope all Jaspers are on the “Culture of Life”  team.

Argh!

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