Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bill of Rights Full Text Revisited

By Robert L. Gisel

 One would expect at least our US Congressmen, hence candidates for Congress, to have a good working knowledge of the Constitution and the First Amendment. All other Federal law ensues from these.

This week a debate between campaigning politicians turned to the coverage of Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment. Candidate Christine O'Donnell challenges, "Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" Her opponent, Chris Coons, an American lawyer and County Executive of the New Castle County, Wilmington, Delaware, asserts it is in the First Amendment with a paraphrased quote of it's first line.

 Two points are well made: first, O'Donnell's stating that that specific phrase is not written there but is out of a commentary reference on the expectancy of the separation of these By Thomas Jefferson, and second, when questioned by O'Donnell as to the five freedoms in the First Amendment Coons was only able to name one, religion. That is a pass for O'Donnell

 It is not simply politicians, who must be by office and duty committed to the Bill of Rights, but all US citizens need to know the content for their own protection as well as mediation of behavior towards others.

 The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution.

The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Who Will Speak for Freedom?

by Robert L. Gisel

 At the UN Assembly Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inferred that "some segments within the U.S. government" should merit investigation for orchestrating the 9/11 attacks. Obama dismisses this as "inexcusable", "offensive" and "hateful", and trafficking in conspiracy theories.

 Trafficking in conspiracy theories? Let's get real.

 Lively discussion, tolerance of contrary opinions and varying viewpoints, these are the hallmarks of freedom and necessary to a healthy democracy, the kind that formed America in the first place. The kind of democracy that we are supposedly promoting to the world.

 Still, in light of the evidence of tampering and cover up concerning the 9/11 incident so logical, to any rational observer, the suggested investigation put before the UN is a contemplation many Americans would agree with. One can expect it to be not well received by someone with something to hide, who has to fear the casting of doubt on an entire time line of fallacious subterfuges with enormous consequences. Ahmadinejad tossed out a challenge which should be of no consequence to someone with nothing to hide.

Who tries to invalidate free speech, pretentiously exhorting it is loony that someone would suggest a truth has been covered up? Yet a whistle blower in the US today, trying to bring to light believed truth about government wrongdoing, is now officially deemed crazy, a "conspiracy theorist" or, worse yet, a "constitutionalist" (defamatorily intended).

 And around comes Homeland Security because one has so freely spoken of the unethical politician so devoid of personal integrity.

 The truth is the White House tried to push the cover story off on the public and the public didn't buy it. Originally, the present administration acted to distance itself from the Bush cronies that violated what our country stands for and fouled the name of the US on the world scene. Attempting now to continue the lies, carry on the show, maintaining appearances at all cost, will not win Brownie Points for Barack.

 I've heard questioning commentary from other peoples around the world, particularly by our Christian allies, why would we tolerate crimes and abuses by our leaders while known facts lay on the table. Is there any good answer to that except that our press is controlled, our government is bought off and the credulity of resident evil is a hard swallow from the main stream. Nevertheless, rejection of the party line is more widespread among reasonable peoples than we are led to believe.

 President Obama is, of course, a politician with an eye always on the polls and a hidden agenda from those so mega-rich they are off the records and beyond the radar. Why be shocked at anything he does, especially if he gets re-elected and can really turn the screws, which he will if not thrown out by the populace not willing to go one more round. One only wonders if he will join the ranks in history of despised Presidents along with Bush (who escaped the impeachment submitted) and Nixon (who was impeached). Does he really, really, really think anyone is going to buy Bush's lies just because they come from the incumbents mouth? I'll bet this drops Obama 10 points in the polls of popularity.

 One day there will be a day of reckoning and good sense will prevail. A little urgency added to this request might bring results before evil presents us with the demise of the US as we know it, or worse, a new dark ages.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Intelligence or Counter-Intelligence?

by Robert L. Gisel

Evidently slanderous intelligence makes its way into Bob Woodward's new book "Obama Wars":

'It also reports that the U.S. has intelligence showing that manic-depression has been diagnosed in Afghan President Hamid Karzai and that he was on medication.

'In Kabul, Waheed Omar, Karzai's spokesman, said those allegations were untrue.

' "This is a baseless, inflammatory comment that has its roots in a defaming propaganda campaign against President Karzai's personal integrity, leadership and his stances on matters of Afghan national interests," he said Wednesday. "The president is safe and sound. I can confirm that he takes no medication." '

At best it is a contrary fact, if not counter-intelligence. No doubt Karzai knows enough America's dirty secrets regarding the Afghan war that he could be a threat to the US partisan interests if they fail to subjugate him as a dupe ally. Makes one wonder how much he knows of Bush's degenerate 911 domino fall.

From Chinese spy tech comes the "dead agent". A secret agent who tells lies to the enemy is dead if he is found out. Seeding misinformation is stock in trade for the spy business which lives by intrigues, cabals and subterfuges. In the end US crashed the party in Afghanistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, who is far from "a sole gunman" in this affair.

But hey, got to protect those poppy fields, the CIA must have it's financial fix. (Not slander as it is known data that CIA traffics drugs. It's only "coincidence" that the largest drug producing poppy crop in the world is in Afghanistan.)

The truth needs a better council.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The President Writes, I Answer

by Robert L. Gisel

The email would appear to be from the President. The disclaimer from the Democratic Party and the auto-response from Organizing America would indicate it wasn't and that my response will not return to the President. Expected, but too bad.

Still, I "wrote back". My reply is here, the email to me is below. By blogging it I know someone will hear.

Dear Mr President,

Yes, this is a rough scene in the Gulf. One can only hope it doesn't destroy too many livelihoods.

The Valdez spill in Alaska disrupted lives and the ecology for a long time. The compensation from the Alaska spill never even began to compensate the incomes lost by fishermen and others who fully depended on the natural resources. At best Exxon Mobile, BP's minion, paid dimes on the dollar of actual loss and had the total slashed dramatically by Supreme Court appeal.

The Floyd Lesseigne-s and the Terry Vegas-s and the whole communities of such individuals upended around the Gulf Coast are recipients of a gruesome toll of trusting the drilling rigs to uphold their end of the bargain. Of course anyone had a say in the matter of offshore drilling. Still, this oil spill qualifies as a significant betrayal of trust.

Heads should roll thus. This is far too absurd to consider as a simple "accidents happen". "Some spills are to be expected." Fail-safe technology is so abundantly available to the culpable corporations that this big a flap is no less than criminal or at best criminally negligent. Like manslaughter with an automobile there is a who and a why, neither of which we have heard anything of.

I'm sure an investigation with integrity will find all 3 as you mention; laws never enforced or ignored, lack of oversight including possible special favors or financial irregularities, and laws broken by individuals. You can count on it. Usually this kind of thing is smoothed over by a permissive political/economic culture that dares not make anyone specifically accountable. Cuff 'em Dano!

Asking BP to pay is only a lessor part of this; this will simply marginalize the huge profit figures while we attempt to bring the generality "BP" to responsibility. You might as well shout reparations at the namesake sign on their building. A very trustworthy independent investigation must find out who did this and what they did or failed to do having such gross consequences. Only in this way can we hope for no re-occurrences.

"The blowout diverter failed" doesn't explain anything for me. How come? Was it not designed for those depths? Sloppily mounted so it became jammed or iced in the installation? Made in China for peanuts? Recycled from another mothballed rig? Shortcuts? Was the Mud Engineer on drugs? Could we get some answers to the pertinent questions?

No one has a right to commit such massive destruction to the planet's ecology. Their "help" has become majorly harmful to the general welfare. It is good the response is big, albeit rather late in starting big. Containment is one matter; how about reversal of the damage, how is that to be addressed? Resilience sidesteps stifling effect only as long as one can do something about it.

The greatest good is what furthers the highest survival for the greatest number (meaning people, not barrels). A President who did that without fail would worth his weight in gold.


Robert L. Gisel

The Gulf Coast

Saturday, June 5, 2010 4:23 PM
"Robert L. Gisel"

Robert L. --

Yesterday, I visited Caminada Bay in Grand Isle, Louisiana -- one of the first places to feel the devastation wrought by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While I was here, at Camerdelle's Live Bait shop, I met with a group of local residents and small business owners.

Folks like Floyd Lasseigne, a fourth-generation oyster fisherman. This is the time of year when he ordinarily earns a lot of his income. But his oyster bed has likely been destroyed by the spill.

Terry Vegas had a similar story. He quit the 8th grade to become a shrimper with his grandfather. Ever since, he's earned his living during shrimping season -- working long, grueling days so that he could earn enough money to support himself year-round. But today, the waters where he has worked are closed. And every day, as the spill worsens, he loses hope that he will be able to return to the life he built.

Here, this spill has not just damaged livelihoods. It has upended whole communities. And the fury people feel is not just about the money they have lost. It is about the wrenching recognition that this time their lives may never be the same.

These people work hard. They meet their responsibilities. But now because of a manmade catastrophe -- one that is not their fault and beyond their control -- their lives have been thrown into turmoil. It is brutally unfair. And what I told these men and women is that I will stand with the people of the Gulf Coast until they are again made whole.

That is why, from the beginning, we have worked to deploy every tool at our disposal to respond to this crisis. Today, there are more than 20,000 people working around the clock to contain and clean up this spill. I have authorized 17,500 National Guard troops to participate in the response. More than 1,900 vessels are aiding in the containment and cleanup effort. We have convened hundreds of top scientists and engineers from around the world. This is the largest response to an environmental disaster of this kind in the history of our country.

We have also ordered BP to pay economic injury claims, and this week, the federal government sent BP a preliminary bill for $69 million to pay back American taxpayers for some of the costs of the response so far. In addition, after an emergency safety review, we are putting in place aggressive new operating standards for offshore drilling. And I have appointed a bipartisan commission to look into the causes of this spill. If laws are inadequate, they will be changed. If oversight was lacking, it will be strengthened. And if laws were broken, those responsible will be brought to justice.

These are hard times in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast, an area that has already seen more than its fair share of troubles. The people of this region have met this terrible catastrophe with seemingly boundless strength and character in defense of their way of life. What we owe them is a commitment by our nation to match the resilience they have shown. That is our mission. And it is one we will fulfill.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Arizona Immigration View Warned by UN

by Robert L. Gisel

The controversial Arizona State Immigration Law now is now condemned by the UN board of rights who has posted a warning from the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights which "released a scathing statement" scooped by this Yahoo News article.

The US is a member State of the United Nations. What this says is that we are equally part and parcel of Humanity and should support the principles ourselves. Set a good example is more than a good idea for this nation that historically has been the world's foremost symbol of Human Rights.

The US collaborated in the establishment of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ethnic profiling was expressly prohibited by the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The UN International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was also participated by the US.

A blogger ID Brenny makes this comment:

"First off...who gives a flip what the opinion of the UN is? They are in no way responsible for making USA laws and let's never give up our sovereignty and let them. That is one ineffective non-productive organization."

To which I say:

"You should care.

"The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proposed by an American First Lady and accepted by the body of the UN. It parallels our Bills of Rights, the best thing to happen in human rights since the
Magna Carta.Only now it applies to the world scene. Without it you have free reign of bullies in power, totalitarian thugs, depraved men who torment and enslave people of good will. With it there is a means to reign in the lawless psychos. Unless you WANT to live the life of a horror film.

"We are not alone on this world. We have to live with everyone else. So why so critical of our fellow man? 80% of the people on the planet are persons of good will.

"If we don't support and embue life to the UN we don't care. What goes around comes around."

Mankind is mankind. The sovereignty of nations does not usurp that fact. If the UN is "useless" in uplifting mankind it could be relative to our own lack of support

It is time to get real and address the basic issue of why millions are sneaking across the US/Mexico border into US border states. What problem are they trying to solve?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Intelligence Subterfuge?

by Robert L. Gisel

Cabal and and deception, intrigues upon intrigues upon intrigues. These make for a good Hollywood action movie, but in real life these are deliberate provocations of honest people of good will. The later forms by far the greatest number and it's for them the protections of the Bill of Rights is intended.

Hollywood aside, a string of apparently live events have occurred and it's time to connect the dots.

First off, a disclaimer: media from the press to junk tabloids are all too often peppered with manufactured stories. A statue on Mars of Elvis Presley emitting the music "Don't Step on My Blue Suede Shoes" was "found by the Mars Explorer" according to one gossip rag. Sometimes they get quite imaginative. You have to be alert for misinformation or even complete baldfaced lies.

On the other hand are whole events that delude. Current events can be falsely PRed, featured in series, singled out as "talking points", etc. This can present a very wrong subliminal or delusional message.

Intelligence agencies likewise are very creative in staging illusions within illusions. In the way that one perceives the subtext in a film as it plays out one can also read the subtexts of political manipulations of a society, if you know what to look for. It is an interesting hobby of mine to read the subliminal messages to pull back the string on who is doing what in their misguided belief of invisibility or brazen pretense of invincibility.

Intelligence agencies run their operations, presumably against the enemy. A sick aspect of our own US agencies is that they will sometimes run an operation against our own in order to popularize some shocking political moves. Jonestown was one of these, an elaborate CIA operation against a not-so-usual religious group.

The Jonestown story makeover turned a possibly fine religious group (some of those interviewed seemed normal and rational people) wanting seclusion from malevelant interventions over into an illusion of kooky religious cult. The political message? Stay away from new era religious movements, other religions are bad.

The full text reveals a CIA operation with CIA gunmen in the jungle shooting down anyone who tried to flee having survived past the hidden poison in their drinks. And Jone's body was never found. Sounds like an intense Hollywood action flick, except it was a very real CIA operation. Now that's intense.

The "press" at the time, before the truth came out about Jonestown, basically sent warning against participating in so-called cult activities, or religious freedoms.

When another fatal government fiasco was unleashed in Waco, Texas, the inept handling of which was just too hoaky. The picture painted was of the Davidians as a kooky cult. Afterwards survivors interviewed seemed to be grounded mainstream Americans. Religious Freedom and the Bill of Rights majorly went by the boards and would seem to answer, what for?

In the wake of the incident fact checking revealed supposed reasons why lacked substance; a lot of undocumented rumor and prejudicial discrimination. It was empty support for a full-on police-siege, military onslaught against over a hundred citizens in a religious retreat.

The question to ask is, what prompted the pre-planning of such an operation in the first place?

The media message, it would seem, was that if you are a religious group not of the good ol' boys then you will die. That's sick.

Acts like this don't just happen. They are caused. Someone is doing it.

Incitement to riot, for instance, doesn't originate with common folk, even those with dissentious grievances born of social injustices. It has been found to be the act of agents provocateurs. Evidence the violent apartheid riots in South Africa.

Where any violence erupts you will find someone secretly behind it with selective lies to both sides. When you have certainty of this little known fact the picture emerges quite differently. Riots are more often deliberated by agents provocateurs who have something to gain politically.

Look at some lies behind the "Islamic radicals". The enturbulated scene would appear to justify $billions support for 2 preempted wars, sweeping laws that encroach on Human Rights and misdirects attention from the real perpetrators of the fatal actions of September 11, 2001. So it is important to view the truth.

Only bullies and thugs, by far a minor minority, go far out of their way to get into fights.

Obscure lines in the Koran are being used to incite a minority Muslim faction to violent religious fanaticism. This is not the view held by the mainstream majority Muslims. Therefore those lines by themselves are not enough. It takes someones cabal covertly directed so as to stir up warring dissension. It can easily be assumed some agents provocateurs stir up the fringe group and provoke them into antagonistically violent activities.

Osama Bin Laden, before he became the much sought target for the World Trade Towers destruction, was a CIA cooperative. This, when it served him to get the USSR out of his backyard. No doubt his actual impetus in the incident is as laden with subterfuge as the Party Line re 911 forwarded to US citizens through the press and the mouths of the Bush cabal.

Since 911, the US conspirators of the controlled demolitions have branded the whisleblowers as "conspiracy theorists" selected for unconstitutional recriminations under the Homeland Security Act. It was flaunted as a game among the Bush Administration how much they could get away with, how much the people would put up with. Their gall has not gone unnoticed.

Subtext oozes from covert operations. It is laughable how easily the truth so arduously hidden can be discovered.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Times Square attempt, now say it wasn't them but they applaud the act nevertheless. Someone trained the amateur bomber on explosives in Pakistan. It was very poor training, or designed-to-fail training, as he muffed the bombing. He is simply an incompetent would-be bomber or it was intended he fail.

It appears on cursory examination some other group than the Taliban and Al' Quaida was manipulating the activity. First suspect should the Pakistani group "Deccan Mujahideen" that claimed responsibility for the Mumbai attacks in 2008. They are genus the Pakistani radical group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The organized attacks in Mumbai were too professionally executed to be a cell terrorist group. Indications are this was a group made-to-order for a counter-intelligence operation against one's own to create alarm for political advantage.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba was formed by Pakistani government, something they fervently deny, to run covert operations against unwanted Indian citizens resident in Pakistan. They later disbanded the group. It reincarnated as a new group, the Deccan Mujahideen, for the operation in Mumbai.

This has similarities to the kidnapping and beheading of Reporter Daniel Pearl by the “The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty", first heard of with this incident. US intelligence agencies suspect this group as tied to, guess who. The Pakistan Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence. It could assumed this was another reincarnation of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. It is all too convenient.

Usually you will find me very tolerant of peoples, quite willing to grant beingness and give little consideration to their faults. When it comes to comes to actions by degraded military, intelligence and deceiving governmental activities my security red flags light up like a Christmas tree. Says there's a rat in the woodpile.

Very possibly some better investigative reporters than me will verify the suspicion of covert operations. My intent here is to give a head's up that all may not be not as meets the eye and invite further search into the subject.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Fair Warning

by Robert L Gisel

This news alert has just come in about a new Senate Bill perked up my ears but looking into it I don't quite see it as alarming as it might seem on the outside:

S.3081 -- Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act of 2010 would allow the U.S. military to detain U.S. citizens without trial indefinitely in the U.S. based on suspected activity. Our friend Ernest Hancock digs into this bill on his Web site.

Since the Hutaree ring got rounded up in Michigan a week and a half ago, we’ve seen more than one congressperson mouthing off about “our enemies.” They aren’t just Islamic extremists anymore; we must be wary of the “homegrown terrorists” now.

The proposed activation of the military against private citizens in circumvention the Bill of Rights appears to be an ominous tryst down the path of suppression of Freedom. There is no domestic use for military here.

First of all, the government of the United States is of, and by, We the People. That is the revolutionary breakthrough that was the healthiest breath of air on the subject of Human Rights since the Magna Carta. The Court Judiciary and Trial by Jury (of the People) systems , and separation of the Branches are what have made the US a unique and free country.

Secondly, We the People are not "our enemies", as some Congressmen have perhaps been overheard to say. If this is indeed prompted by the Hutaree incident as evidence of a need to suspend the Bill of Rights for domestic military action thus one must draw the line. The CIA has been prohibited by the Courts from intelligence action against citizens within the US and equally the Military should not be allowed to go there.

The Bill cites Article 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. This is a thin argument in our current times by reason of two undeclared wars pushed off on us by lies of an Administration, even while incriminated in events used to justify the acts. Murky waters there. Still, with much evidence from lawsuits filed, documentaries and investigative reporting, as well as House Resolution Bills advocating impeachment, these "wars" don't stand up to the acid test.

The purpose of the initial 48 hour interrogation is the determination of "high-value detainee", a military-intelligence euphemism for someone appropriate for covert and Carte Blanche chemical/physical interrogation. The determination of the skill craft used in would include "as the President sees appropriate".

Per wording of the Bill determination of the status of "high value detainee" must be made within 48 hours, of military interrogation of the "unprivileged belligerent", military methods.

If enacted as proposed some citizens could be targeted (deemed "Protester", "Constitutionalists", "Conspiracy Theorists", ie, persons seeking the truth) and seized in the Continental US, held incommunicado indefinitely and with no representation if capriciously determined to be a "high-value detainee". This is how evil politicians have in the past gotten rid of political enemies from among their People, acting in fearful accusation of dissention, where protest and free speech rights get trammeled.

I wouldn't put it beyond possibility that that sub-group of the Hutaree arrested were subjected to infiltration and covertly incited to crazy action, shades of MK Ultra, or agents provocateur (from our side or our enemies). This to rile Congress, to push through innocuous Bills, to quash our freedoms, or just for general turmoil. It has happened before. But people don't just willfully set out to shoot policemen. Exceptions are behavioral modification and psych-drug destructive side effects, but then these aren't "willful".

Actual proof the Hutaree conspired to shoot police officers might be hard to defend in court as it resulted in no shot policemen. The planning of the gangs of thugs like Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger were clearly evident as they did rob banks and shot up the place. One should suspect this as a showcase or Abscam-type set up to launch the Bill, but these are not necessarily connected and may only be tied by human emotion and reaction.

It will take more research, looking into the Geneva Convention itself to determine what is a "privileged belligerent" as opposed to an "unprivileged" one, and whether either of these even apply to climate now in the shadow of Bush's "wars". Either way it is a cop-out: without court sustainable evidence one can still interrogate the hell out them and get the dope under military-intelligence drugs and torturous duress not hindered by "privileged" restrictions.

This becomes a Bill to watch as to what tag-ons may go with it or onerous wording changes might arise.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lawsuits Fly Over Legality of Health Care Bill

by Robert L. Gisel

The controversy over the legality and fundamental rightness of the Heath Care Bill does not not end with its signing by the President. In fact the opposition only mounts as a mound of lawsuits appear to contest it.

Such as this headline:


Obama sued for secret abortion meetings

'In haste to socialize medicine, president violated commitment to transparency'

Posted: December 21, 2009
8:37 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

A legal firebrand whose work fighting corruption left both Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney on the defensive today took on Barack Obama, suing the president for secret meetings with Planned Parenthood and other lobbyists on his plans to nationalize health care.

Larry Klayman

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and, more recently, Freedom Watch USA, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The law requires disclosure of records of meetings between the executive branch and outside industry lobbyists. It also requires access to meetings.

And another one:

Revolt by the sovereign states of the Union

As I write this, Virginia is set to file a lawsuit as soon as the usurper in the White House signs these junk bills into "law." The criminal syndicate in Comrade Obama's Politburo and Department of Justice will scoff at the notion that this "law" violates many Amendments: Fifth, Ninth, Tenth. They will try to use their favorite stand by - the commerce clause:

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) - "Virginia's attorney general said he plans to sue the federal government over the healthcare reform legislation, saying Congress lacks authority to force people to buy health insurance."

Other States file suit as well:

BOISE, Idaho — "Idaho took the lead in a growing, nationwide fight against health care overhaul Wednesday when its governor became the first to sign a measure requiring the state attorney general to sue the federal government if residents are forced to buy health insurance."


Florida says several states to file health care lawsuit

MIAMI, March 22 (Reuters) - "Florida's attorney general will file a lawsuit with nine other state attorneys general opposing the health care legislation passed by Congress, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican, said in a prepared statement announcing a news conference

"On behalf of the State of Florida and of the Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota and Alabama if the President signs this bill into law, we will file a lawsuit to protect the rights and the interests of American citizens."

The Health Care precedent in Massachusetts Obamacare is modeled after was a financial disaster:

Lawsuits like this cost serious money, but the cost of not defeating this junk about to become "law" will be a massive financial disaster. Massachusetts Treasurer Says Obamacare Will Bankrupt Country in 4 Years. This is Mitt Romney Care, the plastic phony positioning himself for another presidential run in 2012. A yes vote by the newly minted fake conservative senator, Scott Brown, helped get it passed. Romney Care has had a devastating impact on Massachusetts:

"The Massachusetts treasurer said Tuesday that Congress will “threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years” if it adopts a health-care overhaul modeled after the Bay State's. Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill – a former Democrat running as an independent for governor – said the local plan enacted in 2006 has succeeded only because of huge subsidies and favorable regulatory changes from the federal government. “Who, exactly, is going to bail out the federal government if this plan goes national?” he asked."

I watched Cahill on FOX the other night explain in detail how disastrous the Romney Care system has been for Massachusetts and then he outlined for ObamaCare. Very articulate and had the numbers to back up his statements. Like I said, the lawsuits will come cheap in the long run.

From a sceptical eye it would seem that the main financial impact of the Bill won't come until after 2014, as that is when most of the Bill is in effect. So Obama will be able to say what a good boy am I for reelection and then will start in earnest to bankrupt the country in his second term, much in the way Bush's second term found the 911 scenario upon us fomenting Human Rights violations of the Homeland Security Bill and two preemptive undeclared wars. One wonders what else he has in mind for us.

Myself, I'm looking for a class action suit I can join in on. Anybody game?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Impact on Freedom

by Robert L. Gisel

One of the comments on a blog article regarding the passage of the Health Care Bill makes a statement to the point of the impact on Freedom:

"Let's think about rights. Doesn't it bother you the government will now force you to buy health insurance? It seems to me that any time I'm "forced" to do something, I'm giving up my rights. In this case, I've lost my right to NOT spend my money on health insurance if that's what I choose to do."

It's true. Any governmental action is enforcement, for that matter. The whole Health Care Bill is about governmental choices like we couldn't make them for ourselves. To be enforced by the gun of the police state.

A free and benevolent society would be a generous and charitable one, naturally, as people are basically good and will in the end rise above the base and the criminal and take care of it's own. The bickering and infighting of Congress scraping for their powerful special interests sets no good social example of this. But then, that has been the nature of governments long before the Senates of Rome and other nations that succumbed to degenerative human weaknesses.

The last truly free nation in the world cannot turn out it's lights of Freedom as too many peoples around the globe look up to us for leadership. It only plays into the hands of psychotic enemies who bring a great nation to its knees, as evil will inevitably connive.

A one foot high stack of catch-all Bill has to now be repealed painstakingly section by section. Hopefully our wherewithal to sustain will not be completely destroyed before we muster the strength to regain our freedoms.

Added Note: See some solutions proposed by Ron Paul and Dr. Mercola in this article and Dr Mercola's comments: Ill-Fated Health Care Reform is One Step Closer to Becoming Reality: Your Help is Urgently Needed.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1938 Austria - sobering

I think that this is worth repeating. "Those who refuse to lean from history are doomed to repete it."

1938 Austria - sobering.

HISTORY LESSON _ Yet another immigrant who understands what she is seeing what is happening in the US today better than the native born Americans...because of what she saw first hand in Austria in the late 1930's.

The author of this article lives in South Dakota and appears to be very active in attempting to maintain our freedom. I encourage everybody to read this article and pass it along. I see so many parallels in this country–are we going to sit by and watch it happen? Spread the word; also contact your congressional reps; vote them out if they don’t do what they should. If you don’t want to be bothered, then you’re part of the problem! Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see articles and videos.

This Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away
By: Kitty Werthmann
What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote.. I've never read that in any American publications.

Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed.. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates. Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted. We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler. We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed. After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service. Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education. Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.

Equal Rights Hits Home:

In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.
Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat.
Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children.. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control. We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.

"Mercy Killing" Redefined:

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.
As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:

Next came gun registration.. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.
No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism.
Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria . Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn't, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.
"It's true..those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.

America Truly is the Greatest Country in theWorld. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away,

"After America , There is No Place to Go"