Saturday, October 31, 2009
"Crisis Propaganda Used to Scare
Populations into Serfs, by Those Who Dare
Plan the Future to Ensure and Bring
Continued Dominance and Survival of Their Own Offspring,
Through Science They'll Create the Perfect Breed
Of Engineered Slaves Serving their Every Need,
While in the Process the Old Man Must Die,
New Slave is Efficient, No Dreams, Can't Cry,
Old Man Conned into Poverty, Starvin',
Logical, Pragmatic to Followers of Darwin"
***Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Oct. 30, 2009 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)
Topics of show covered in following links:
"Top insurer tells 1,000 GPs not to give swine flu vaccine" by Eilish O'Regan (independent.ie) - Oct. 14, 2009.
"Boy rushed to hospital after swine flu jab" by Lisa Smyth (belfasttelegraph.co.uk) - Oct. 27, 2009.
"WHO (World Health Organization) memos 1972 explains how to turn vaccines into a means of killing" (fightbackh1n1.com).
"Swedish media reporting fake swine flu cases to scare population" (theflucase.com) - Oct. 30, 2009.
Quotes from "The Green Agenda" (green-agenda.com).
"Why boys are turning into girls - Gender-bending chemicals are largely exempt from new EU regulations, warns Geoffrey Lean." (telegraph.co.uk) - Oct. 23, 2009.
"The snooper's census: 2011 survey will ask for the name, sex and birth date of all our 'overnight visitors' " by James Chapman (dailymail.co.uk) - Oct. 26, 2009.
"Not by Fire but by Ice: THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!" [Some Humorous Items] (iceagenow.com).
By Bob Chapman
Yet another bank bights the dust, stocks have net outflows of capital, big insider sell offs and other bad moves that enable insiders to control the market, biggest S&P rally ever, Plunge protection team working overtime, Gold in a new phase
During September and October we still saw short covering. We also see that 73% of NYSE trading was of the black box variety, program trading. There are 16 firms front-running all market trades and the SEC refuses to do anything about it, so that Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan chase can further enrich themselves, illegally. The SEC calls it flash-trading not what it really is, stealing. And, yes, the SEC still refuses to stop naked shorting, which is also illegal - another trove of riches for the anointed insiders at Illuminati run brokerage firms. The remainder of the market strength comes from banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies who are leveraging funds received from the Treasury and the Fed, some $12.7 trillion. That is what this really is all about.
This is the first time ever that the S&P 500 has ever rallied 60% in six months. The Dow reached 10,000, when it should not have exceeded 8,500. That shows you the distortion and manipulation going on and points up the now blatant activities of the President’s “Working Group on Financial Markets,” which, of course, operates in secret. As a tribute to this phony rally we have lost 2.5 million jobs over its tenure, when two million are normally created. Are there no professionals out there that get it? They cannot all be that dumb, and they are not that dumb. They are engaging in a conspiracy of silence. They want to be thought well by their peers at the club. They do not want to be ostracized in the Wall Street click. We know we were there for 28 years, of course, always on the outside looking in, permanently known as goldie. If you want to see where the US stock market is eventually going take a look at Japan from 1992 to today. 70% losses and still unable to get out of its own way with an economy still in depression. Incidentally, if the US market copies Japan, which we believe it will, we could easily fall to 3,800 to 4,200 on the Dow and we’ll be very lucky if it holds there. Others whose opinion we respect are looking for 2,800. Wall Street is pricing into the market earnings not only for 2010 but 2011 as well, which is very dangerous in such an environment. We are still in the worst credit crisis since the 1930s.
Trailing P/E on operating earnings is 27 times. When the Dow was 14,168 in 2007, it was 18.8 times. Reported trailing earnings are 180 times, whereas in 10/07, it was 23.4 times. In 10/87, it was 20.3 times. That should give you something to think about if you are in the market. Normally P/E’s should be 14.5 times. Instead of chasing an overpriced goose you should be participating in the bull markets in gold, silver and commodities. That is where safety, preservation of capital and possible large gains are to be found, both short and long term. Why fiddle with an overextended bear market rally when you can gain in relative safety. Get rid of those bonds, stocks, CDs, cash value life insurance policies and annuities, which are really uninsured and in the stock market waiting to again fall 40% to 70% in value. The crisis is not over; it is still in the beginning.
The Fed and Wall Street tell us the recession is over and soon policy actions will continue to a gradual resumption of sustainable economic growth. They see no inflation ahead, only the 1.2% presently. Needless to say, they are well aware that real inflation is 6.11%.
We mentioned CALPERS earlier on as a seller of equities. CALPERS is closely watched by other funds and they probably will influence other pension plans to follow. The plan is to become more conservative as the boomer retirement wave hits. Worldwide retirees will jump to 1.3 billion in 2040 from 500 million plus last year. That will be 14% of the total population. It is inevitable that the market will head lower soon. Funds are not dumb, they see the trend as well and they’ll also be sellers. Now the question is when?
Most professionals, investors and the public still do not understand that we are facing a total breakdown of financial markets, which in turn will take down the economy as well, and will lead to a depression of five years or more. There are no solutions; the problem should have been attended to in 1990. After June of 2002, there was no turning back. The damage inflicted will take years to heal. Those who created the crisis, who are now supposedly trying to fix it, are playing for time. Many people are realizing what the bankers and Wall Street are up too, as bubbles deflate inflation is rising. Zero interest rates certainly do not induce people to save, although savings have risen to more than 4% of GDP, as debt is aggressively being reduced. As long as money and credit is being increased, monetization increases and no purge of the problem takes place, the economy will continue to deteriorate.
The Illuminist’s plans to destroy America are coming unglued. Their puppet in the White House has monstrous problems. Plunging approval ratings, Cap & Trade legislation being held up in the Senate, medical reform that is going nowhere, massive deficits and a stimulus package that isn’t working.
An issue the elitists did not think they would have to deal with is the question of whether Obama is a citizen or not. They thought they would be able to bamboozle the public. That question has become a cause celebre. Thus, if the President’s controllers want to dump him it will be easy. They will just make sure it is finally discovered he was born in Kenya. Then it is game over. The failure of Obama will further force the Illuminists to cut back on their plans for a new world order. They will try their best to extend the time frame. The dollar devaluation, rising unemployment that brings social problems, or a breakdown in society will be avoided at all costs. This means more and bigger injections of money and credit, more monetization, more stimulus and more subsidies. That means we definitely will have hyperinflation and a falling dollar. That means gold and silver will go higher. That could mean an abandonment of a green policy, and the failure of Cap & Trade, healthcare reform and Copenhagen. We will have to see how things develop.
From here on out the Fed isn’t going to get away with anything. Anyone who has been in the market for any length of time knows all of our current problems emanated straight from the fed. It is now obvious that the take down of the dollar is deliberate and there is little effort to save it; just an effort to bring it down slowly and incrementally. There is no question banks will continue to get cheap loans and either deposit the money with the Fed for a 3% gain to buy Treasuries or opportune the markets. An increase in interest rates is a year or more off. Higher rates mean a collapse not only in the economy, but in credit derivatives as well – some $600 billion worth. Besides who wants mortgage rates back up to 6-1/2% to 7%? That would send housing prices lower and unsold inventories higher and that would destroy bank balance sheets. That also means the phantom inventory would become much more visible. That would collapse many banks. We say no change in rates for a year or more. Next enters the dollar carry trade and once it ends the dollar will collapse and that should coincide with the official dollar devaluation, default and bank holiday. It is no wonder foreigners are issuing bonds in US dollars to capture the depreciation. Eventually this will lead to US tariffs on goods and services and trade war. It will also bring an end to the fraud and monetization. Either the US purges their financial system or no one will accept dollars. That is when monetization will finally end.
Is it any wonder some nations are buying gold, particularly China. We now have a Chinese put on gold just as the US stock market once had a Greenspan put to keep it at ridiculously high levels. The Chinese are working with an element that has been suppressed since 1968. We now know that from documents released via the FOIA. We saw it in secret gold sales in 1987 via London. Then we were subject to the President’s “Working Group on Financial Markets” since 1988. The suppression of the gold price by the US and UK all those years has made gold extremely cheap. Thus the Chinese have the perfect vehicle to dump their dollars into. Every time the US Treasury knocks gold down China and others are there as buyers.
Gold has entered phase 2, which we described in 2000. Phase 2 will carry to $2,500 to $3,000. That should be followed by phase 3 to $6,700. That will then allow gold to reflect real inflation since 1980. Needless to say, in 2000 we had no idea that China would be the propellant to move gold higher. As you know 96% of letter writers, analysts and economists have stated gold will fall below $1,000 again. They are wrong and as usual they will continue to be wrong. They cannot understand that this is psycho-political warfare and there are no rules. He who has the gold makes the rules. They all believe this is transitory and we will go back to business as usual. That is not the way it is going to be. The US is finished as an international imperial power. We wish it was otherwise, but those are the facts. The elitists who control our economies and financial system have deliberately destroyed it in order to bring about world government. Once these mallet heads understand what the game is they will realize where this is headed. Just stop and think, is it normal for a bank to leave lending at 8 to 10 to one of deposits to lend at 40 to one, as the Fed cheers them on? Of course not. Bankers know that is suicidal. So why did they do so? And, why are they still leveraged at those levels? It is because the big banks controlled by the Illuminists want the system to collapse in order to force Americans and Europeans to accept world government. If you can think of another reason let us know. These people are not stupid. They know exactly what they are doing. We wrote an article for Bull & Bear in August 1988, that described the new manipulation of the gold market, but no one was listening. Finally ten years later others discovered what we had discovered long before. Finally today many understand what the elitists are really up too. Even they though don’t understand the end game. If they do they are not writing about it.
We have entered a phase where the Fed and the US Treasury recognize that they can no longer hold up the dollar. They can only impede its downward progress. In that process US and British transnational conglomerates can make even more money by paying for goods in dollars and shorting the dollar simultaneously. This process began at the beginning of the year led by the Chinese and as a result Forex reserves of foreign central banks fell from 64.5% to 62.8% in dollar terms.
Those events have been accompanied by a flight into other currencies and gold and the use of the dollar in the carry trade. Zero US interest rates will stay at that level indefinitely irrespective of the inflation that will rage in the US and be transported worldwide. Once the dollar falls to long-term support at 71.18 to 72 on the USDX, there will probably be a rally and a retest. Sometime in 2010, 71.18 will be broken to the downside and we will then find out where the real bottom on the dollar will be. It could be 40 to 55, we won’t know until we get there. That is when official devaluation and default will occur, not only in the US dollar but in many other currencies. That will cause financial chaos worldwide and you had better have gold and silver if you want to survive.
The New American | October 30, 2009
All across the world, collections of global-warming protestors financed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gathered on October 24 to call for forceful “climate change” action at the United Nations summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, this December.
Most of the gatherings were minuscule, even in big cities, but the effort did receive widespread publicity. According to organizers cited by Agence France-Presse, over 5,000 demonstrations were held in more than 180 countries.
The protestors rallied around the motif of “350” — the supposed level of carbon dioxide in parts per million that some scientists claim is an acceptable ceiling. They carried signs and unfurled banners reading 350, even forming themselves into giant human numbers to illustrate their point.
“We had no idea we would get the overwhelming support, enthusiasm and engagement from all over the world that we’re seeing,” explained Bill McKibben, a climate-change activist who founded the Rockefeller-funded organization 350.org that coordinated the day of protests. “It shows just how scared of global warming much of the planet really is, and how fed up at the inaction of our leaders.”
Ironically, recent surveys indicate that most Americans do not believe global warming is a serious problem or even caused by human activity at all. And several other ironies in this saga become immediately apparent as well.Full article here
ISLAMABAD Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chief of Taliban movement in Pakistan Hakimullah Mehsud has blamed the controversial American private firm Blackwater for the bomb blast in Peshawar which killed 108 people, local news agency NNI reported Thursday.
The bomb exploded at a crowded market at Chowk Yadgar on Wednesday, also injured 150 people.
Hakimullah Mehsud told media that if Taliban can carry out attacks in Islamabad and target Pakistan army's headquarters, then why they should target general public.
He claimed that American security agency Blackwater and Pakistani agencies are involved in attacks in public places to blame the militants.
When asked that the people also think that the militants are involved in such attacks, the Taliban leader was quoted as saying, "Our war is against the government and the security forces and not against the people. We are not involved in blasts."
Azam Tariq, the Taliban spokesman, who was accompanying Hakimullah, warned that those media organizations could be targeted which are defaming Taliban.
Information Minister in Northwest Frontier Province Mian Iftikhar Hussain and the Pakistani army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas had blamed militants for the Peshawar blast, saying that the militants are facing defeat in South Waziristan tribal region and are now targeting the people.
Campaign For Liberty | October 30, 2009
Dr. Paul appeared on CNN’s Larry King Show last night to repsond to Michael Moore’s interview and attack on capitalism in the show’s first half.
KUALA LUMPUR: A British Muslim detained for three years at the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison manned by the United States, revealed that the youngest detainee he knew of was a nine-year-old boy who was also tortured like the rest.
Ruhal Ahmed’s story was among more accounts of atrocities committed against the detainees at Guantanamo, told before an open commission hearing which began Friday on the sidelines of an international conference to criminalise war.
The testimonies before the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission Hearings will be submitted to a tribunal in conjunction with the Criminalise War Conference and War Crimes Tribunal 2009 spearheaded by former Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Dr Mahathir said that the tribunal’s decision would be forwarded to the United Nations for further action.
Malaysian lawyer Zainur Zakaria headed the six-member panel Friday that heard the experiences of seven people who spoke of almost daily physical and emotional torture by the US military over alleged ties to al-Qaeda or the Taliban movement.
Ruhal, now 27, was detained in 2001 after he and three Pakistani Britons -- Asif Iqbal, Shafiq Rasul and a friend Monir -- travelled to Pakistan for a wedding.
In a surge of idealism, they decided to see the situation in Afghanistan, which being an al-Qaeda stronghold was being bombed by US forces in retaliation for the Sept 11 attacks.
“Once there, with the loss of Monir in the chaos, we were captured by Northern Alliance fighters and were later handed over to the Americans who transported us to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay,” he said.
“I was interrogated hundreds of times by the FBI, CIA and even MI5, beaten, and subjected to continuous torture, sexual degradation, forced drugging and religious persecution,” he said.
With their hands and feet chained and in a foetal position on the floor, the three were accused of making a video of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
The three -- now known in the media as the “Tipton Three” -- were released in 2004 without being charged after they were forced to sign a paper to admit their involvement in making the video.
Another British Muslim, Moazzam Begg, 41, said moved by the plight of the Afghan people under the conservative Taliban regime, he went to Kabul with his wife and three young children in mid-2001 to start a school for basic education and to provide water pumps.
They fled to Islamabad in Pakistan when the allied forces attacked Afghanistan in October that year, and he was arrested in January 2002 by Pakistani police and the CIA, and held in a windowless cellar at the Bagram air base for nearly a year.
“The United States government considered me an enemy combatant, and claimed that I had trained at al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan. I was not charged with any crime nor allowed to consult any legal counsel during that time,” said Moazzam who was one of nine British Muslims held there.
In January 2005, he was released with three others, also without any charges produced against them.
Rape and abuse of women and children by US troops were almost a daily affair over at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, claimed Iraqi-born Jameela Abbas Hameedi.
Jameelah, 54, was arrested in the Iraqi capital in January 2004 with her entire family, allegedly for supporting and funding forces against the US invasion.
“The US Army even beat me with tubes and a plastic chair until it broke. A plastic shard entered my leg and caused a bad infection. I had to undergo surgery without any anesthetic,” said Jameelah, who was also allegedly stripped to her underwear in the “black room” of the prison and bashed against a wall.
Her only daughter and nephew were beaten and tortured naked for six months until Jameelah admitted that she supported the resistance, she claimed.
She also witnessed other abuses like sleep deprivation, forced stress positions, forced nudity, the use of dogs to scare and bite prisoners, death threats and sexual abuse.
Jameelah and her family were freed in July 2004 without any charges brought against them. -- Bernama
Friday, October 30, 2009
October 28, 2009
Listen to Alex Jones freak out over this story, but really gives us a glimpse of where "they" want to take us
Draconian police powers designed to deprive crime barons of luxury lifestyles are being extended to councils, quangos and agencies to use against the public, The Times has learnt.
The right to search homes, seize cash, freeze bank accounts and confiscate property will be given to town hall officials and civilian investigators employed by organisations as diverse as Royal Mail, the Rural Payments Agency and Transport for London.
The measure, being pushed through by Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, comes into force next week and will deploy some of the most powerful tools available to detectives against fare dodgers, families in arrears with council tax and other minor offenders.
The radical extension of the Proceeds of Crime Act, through a Statutory Instrument which is not debated by parliament, has been condemned by the chairman of the Police Federation. Paul McKeever said that he was shocked to learn that the decision to hand over “intrusive powers” to people who were not police was made without consultation or debate.
Alex talks with wife and mother, home schooler, registered nurse, businesswoman, rancher, and chair of the Republican Party of Wharton County, Debra Medina, who will challenge Bilderberg Group attendee and New World Order darling Rick Perry for the governorship of Texas. Medina, according to her campaign website, "stands solidly on the principles of limited government, a sound economy, individual liberty and the inviolable importance of family, community and faith."
"Government Hands Move Slowly, Except at Meals,
Yet When New System Accelerates, You Know it Feels
As Though We're Living a Pre-Written Script
Of Organized Agenda where Each Part does Fit
In Synchronized Harmony of Pre-Organized Planning,
The Evidence of Such is Overwhelmingly Damning,
Of Course to Those of Study, it's Nothing New,
But Unfortunately the Enlightened are the Few
Who Try to Warn and Bite Frustration
Due to Conditioned Cerebral Constipation
Of the Brainwashed Stunting of the Masses
Fed by Authorized Media, which Correctly Passes
Authorized Info from Those Who Rule,
Which Ensures Each Recipient is a Fool,
And Fools We Are if We Do Not Test
The Information, That's Our Quest"
***Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Oct. 29, 2009 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)
Topics of show covered in following links:
"Rockefellers Fund Global-warming Protests as Earth Cools" by Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com) - Oct. 27, 2009.
"Paranoia in the playground" by Henry Porter (guardian.co.uk) - Oct. 28, 2009.
"Hate crimes bill signed by Obama" by Jim Kouri (examiner.com) - Oct. 28, 2009.
"Gardasil Researcher Drops A Bombshell - Harper: Controversal Drug Will Do Little To Reduce Cervical Cancer Rates" by Susan Brinkmann (thebulletin.us) - Oct. 25, 2009.
"Green tax proposals 'would increase household energy bills by £800 a year' " by Murray Wardrop and Myra Butterworth (telegraph.co.uk) - Oct. 27, 2009.
The New American
October 28, 2009
The National Security Agency is building huge new storage facilities to store the unconstitutionally gained data on the American people’s telephone calls and Internet traffic permanently, including new buildings in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Antonio, Texas.
The NSA has been keeping permanent records of all American’s telephone call habits and Internet traffic since shortly after September 11, 2001, according to major news reports, without the constitutionally required warrants from a court.
No longer able to store all the intercepted phone calls and e-mail in its Ft. Meade, Maryland, headquarters, the NSA is engaging in its own housing boom. How much data will these giant, multibillion dollar new facilities hold? According to James Bamford of the New York Review of Books, the facility in Utah alone could hold data that will be measured in Yottabytes. Never heard of Yottabytes? You’re not alone. Most computers sold at stores still measure their storage at gigabytes, or billions of bits of data. A few store a terrabyte of information, or one trillion bits of information. That’s 1,000,000,000,000 pieces of information. Yottabytes is the highest number that has yet been named in computer information. The number is septillions of billions of bits of data, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bits of data.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Fox News helps the U.S. military promote its recruitment drive for civilian employees. The military is looking for “crime scene investigators” to join its ranks. Perhaps FEMA camp guards too? Fox also promotes mental evaluation tests for children run by the military that will “reduce depression”.
Doubt the government plans to impose martial law and round up dissidents and other malcontents? Well, the Army National Guard is advertising for qualified personnel to work as Corrections Officers and Internment/Resettlement Specialists.
“As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure the smooth running of military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, similar to those duties conducted by civilian Corrections Officers,” a classified ad posted on the web states. “This will require you to know proper procedures and military law; and have the ability to think quickly in high-stress situations. Specific duties may include assisting with supervision and management operations; providing facility security; providing custody, control, supervision, and escort; and counseling individual prisoners in rehabilitative programs.”
The Bulletin | October 28, 2009
Dr. Diane Harper, lead researcher in the development of two human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, said the controversial drugs will do little to reduce cervical cancer rates and, even though they’re being recommended for girls as young as nine, there have been no efficacy trials in children under the age of 15.
Dr. Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the University of Missouri, made these remarks during an address at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2-4. Although her talk was intended to promote the vaccine, participants said they came away convinced the vaccine should not be received.
“I came away from the talk with the perception that the risk of adverse side effects is so much greater than the risk of cervical cancer, I couldn’t help but question why we need the vaccine at all,” said Joan Robinson, Assistant Editor at the Population Research Institute.Full article here
Parents have been banned from supervising their children in public playgrounds, because they have not undergone criminal record checks.
28 Oct 2009
Only council-vetted "play rangers" are now allowed to monitor youngsters in two adventure areas in Watford while parents must watch from outside a perimeter fence.
The Watford Borough Council policy has been attacked as insulting and a disgrace by furious relatives who say they are being labelled as potential paedophiles.
It will further fuel concerns over a growing nanny state amid the deepening row over the Government's new national anti-paedophile database.
That will see at least 11 million adults have to be vetted to work with children or vulnerable adults, including parents who give officials lifts to and from social or sports clubs.
Councillors in Watford claim they are only following Government guidelines and cannot allow adults to walk around playgrounds "unchecked".
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Full Story Here: http://www.joeseales.com/?p=64
Though his channel remains public, Pastor James David Manning has been restricted from posting new material on YouTube for "hate speech", simply for stating his religious views. I warned you this was coming after the latest ban of a popular Michael Savage channel.
Thursday, Oct 29th, 2009
The American government may have left itself exposed to revealing just how strongly the public opposes its flu vaccination campaign. For the first time Americans can count how many of its citizens opted for or against flu vaccination, and the numbers are appalling.
After months of drum-beating, that the so-called late-2009 season H1N1 “swine flu” could develop into a more severe pandemic with greater loss of life as the winter flu season approached, Americans have not bought into government-generated flu hysteria.
Americans are hearing just 22.4 million doses of flu vaccine are available, which is posed as a vast shortage. But news sources indicate only about 11 million Americans have been vaccinated to date, an underwhelming public response to the government’s massive crusade to vaccinate up to 70–80% of the population (210–240 million Americans). That goal has been trimmed to 159 million, about half the population, and production delays mean millions of Americans would have to wait till the flu season is almost over to undergo inoculation next spring. Why get vaccinated at all?
What prompted the national emergency?
Did such strong opposition to flu vaccination prompt the President to announce a contrived national emergency, which really had nothing to do with public health or saving lives, but rather whether hospitals were going to be able to collect Medicare and Medicaid payments for flu-related illness.
Will government silence opposition to vaccination?
This flu season Americans are tapping into the internet to read and listen to alternate sources of information about the flu. Sources like the National Vaccine Information Center captained by Barbara Loe Fisher, Infowars.com by Alex Jones, and Radio Liberty by Dr. Stan Monteith, have led the charge.
Then health writers Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer unleashed a scathing online article against flu vaccination in the November issue of Atlantic Magazine, a blow that could have pushed government to announce that it may shut down parts of the internet should a flu pandemic cause Americans to flood the interne.
Suddenly the General Accountability Office produces a report which warns that a severe pandemic could result in massive absentee rates at work and school, which in turn, could overload the internet with Americans who decide to spend their sick time at home on the internet. Bandwidth could be limited and the internet could crash, the report alleges. But this could be a veiled attempt to shut down opposition to government’s flu vaccination program.
Hurry up, limited supply
The news media appears to be conducting a “cabbage patch doll” strategy where word of a limited supply of vaccine is being used to create a rush for the available remaining vaccine. Even that strategy doesn’t seem to be working.
Writer Maggie Fox for Reuters says “The US government may end up throwing away unused doses of swine flu vaccine if people cannot get it soon.” But even with supply, public demand appears to be waning, if it ever existed at all.
Surveys show masses of Americans are wary of the vaccine, particularly the mercury (thimerosal) used as a preservative. This prompted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to say more single-dose vaccine, which contains less mercury, would be ordered. Even then, the FDA said it would eliminate mercury from vaccines altogether. It’s still in there.
This suggests the vaccine is being made as public demand is being gauged. There may be no real shortage, just reluctance to produce billions of dollars of flu vaccine which the public doesn’t want. A delay in the delivery of vaccines could also result in greater flu deaths in what becomes a way to panic the public into vaccination.
In past flu seasons the government and vaccine makers lost money when vaccination rates were low and unused vaccine had to be discarded. About 120 million doses were anticipated by mid-October, but only about 40 million are anticipated for delivery.
The news media is going all out to unravel its propaganda machine in support of the government’s flu agenda, but this time the public isn’t falling for the ruse as they have in past flu seasons when the vaccine didn’t even match the flu strain in circulation and single doses couldn’t even produce sufficient levels of antibodies for many people, particularly those in high-risk groups.
Writer Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes.com fudged her numbers, quoting 3000 flu-related deaths and 29,000 hospitalizations, rather than the prior figures used when the President declared a national emergency (1000 deaths and 20,000 hospitalizations over an 8-month period). Ruiz and Forbes.com claim this is “America’s worst pandemic since the 1918 flu.” But that is also a falsehood.
In fact, the worst flu outbreak since 1918 occurred in 1993 and isn’t even recorded on government timelines of flu outbreaks over the past nine decades. The 1993 flu catastrophe, which set back the life expectancy of Americans for the first time since 1918, was reported by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports to have primarily stricken elderly nursing home patients late that year. This was the first year Medicare paid for flu shots for nursing home patients. It is obvious something very lethal was in that year’s flu shot that led to the premature demise of thousands of senior Americans.
Writer Claudia Kalb at Newsweek.com attempted to overcome what she called “flu falsehoods,” without a word that most of the misdirection and misinformation is coming from government. Kalb writes: “How do you get the facts out and combat massive misinformation on the web?”
In conjunction with news media, the federal government has unleashed a huge propaganda campaign on behalf of the vaccine makers. Newsweek reports:
“Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the White House and other government agencies, have gone viral with online seminars (or “Webinars”), text messages, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. The CDC has partnered with WebMD on a flu blog written in part by a CDC medical epidemiologist. Since April, the CDC has signed up 30,000 fans and friends on Facebook and 1 million followers on Twitter, and it has sent out 244,000 flu updates to H1N1 e-mail subscribers.
HHS used Elmo for a PSA that teaches kids to sneeze into their elbows, and it funded a special episode of Sid the Science Kid, a PBS show for preschoolers, that debuted this week. The plot features Sid and his preschool buddies dancing and singing and getting their flu shots. Lyrics: “It might hurt a little, but it’s going to help a whole lot!”
But these poorly timed efforts to promote vaccination were urging Americans to hurry up with no place to go. News media continue to create the false impression that millions of Americans are waiting in line for flu shots. Nothing is further from the truth.
Not everybody agrees
A fearful and ignorant public is what news media portray. So it is particularly irksome to health authorities when pediatricians in Collier County, Florida sign a letter refusing to promote swine flu because it is “unsafe.” A spokesman for the group of doctors said: “This has been a more of a media marketing blitz than I think it’s a real medical catastrophe.”
Nor does it help sell vaccine when the Associated Press writes that 7 of 10 voters in Michigan are unsure about or opposed to flu vaccination.
Public distrust of government is growing. Just how many Americans object to the war in the Middle East and its falsehoods (”mission accomplished” and “weapons of mass destruction“), or oppose draconian changes for the funding of American healthcare, or dislike financial bailout programs for reckless American bankers, is largely unknown. If opposition to flu vaccination is any barometer, the vast majority of Americans are unwilling participants in many of the federal government’s escapades. Rejection of the flu vaccination program gives politicians a look at what they may face in the next election. It’s a massive repudiation of American government, and politicians had better take note.
Neil Barofsky, special inspector for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) where hundreds of billions of dollars have been used to bail out bankers, says the bigger cost of all this is public distrust. The public, disenchanted and with no perceivable difference between both political parties, may put up unprecedented opposition to any future government agendas, whatever they may be. Many Americans have not fallen for false assurances that flu shots are safe or effective this year as they have in the past. The American public has begun to push back, even if in a passive way to avoid government flu jabs.
Thursday, Oct 29th, 2009
Pro-Illegal alien Amnesty supporting groups have been spreading lies about Lou Dobbs of CNN, trying to get him fired to censor his free speech, and foment hatred towards him because he stands against illegal immigration and Amnesty. Now, those lies and hatred have manifested in gunfire into the home of Lou Dobbs near his Hispanic wife!
The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti Defamation League, the National Council of La Raza, Media Matters, and Geraldo Rivera of Fox News are using false information to foment hatred towards Lou Dobbs or any American who speaks out against Amnesty or illegal immigration.
They could not get CNN to fire Lou Dobbs, so now their buddies in the drug and illegal alien importing gangs are likely stepping up.
Lou Dobbs is an American hero who is speaking out on behalf of all Americans who oppose illegal immigration and Amnesty for illegals.
We as a nation need to unify and rebuke the radical groups and activists that have put Lou Dobbs and his Hispanic wife’s lives in danger by spreading lies and hate against an honest man who cares deeply about his nation.For more information about how you can join the fight against illegal immigration and Amnesty for illegals visit http://www.alipac.us
"Global Warming Propaganda Designed to Lift
World's Proletariat into Paradigm Shift,
Cull 'Excess' Populations, Starve the Rest,
According to Plan by Those Who Know Best,
On Route They'll be Taxed into Extinction
By Proffered Front-Men with Names of Distinction,
Using Scary Scenarios, Public Harassment,
Straight-Faced Politicians, Absent Embarrassment,
Then New Slaves Created, DNA Artificial,
Look Kind of Human, at Least Superficial,
Superior Workers, Memory Entrainment,
Cheap to Keep, Don't Need Entertainment,
Buzzily Busy, Efficient, Alive,
No Individuals, Part of the Hive"
***Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Oct. 28, 2009 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)
Topics of show covered in following links:
"IPCC Lead Author: 'We will continue to create and tell new stories about climate change and mobilize them in support of our projects.' " by Dr. Richard Lindzen (algorelied.com).
"35 Inconvenient Truths - The errors in Al Gore's movie" (scienceandpublicpolicy.org).
"Lord Christopher Monckton: President Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty" [Choose 4-minute Video or Full Version] (libertysarmy.com) - October 16, 2009
"The real climate change catastrophe" by Christopher Booker (telegraph.co.uk) - Oct. 25, 2009.
"UK Met Office backpedals on Arctic Ice - "...unlikely that the Arctic will experience ice-free summers by 2020." (wattsupwiththat.com) - Oct. 28, 2009.
"New EU-US energy council to be set up early November" by Valentina Pop (euobserver.com) - Oct. 23, 2009.
"No men OR women needed: Scientists create sperm and eggs from stem cells" by Fiona Macrae (dailymail.co.uk) - Oct. 29, 2009.
The raid that rocked the Met: Why gun and drugs op on 6,717 safety deposit boxes could cost taxpayer a fortune
More than 500 officers smashed their way into thousands of safety-deposit boxes to retrieve guns, drugs and millions of pounds of criminal assets.
Operation Rize: An officer uses an angle grinder to open lockers containing safety-deposit boxes
The Finchley Road is one of the busiest thoroughfares heading out of London. It leads traffic north past Lord's Cricket Ground and the multimillion-pound houses of some of the country's richest hedge-fund managers all the way to the M1. At three in the afternoon it's always pretty slow going, but on this particular summer Monday the traffic was almost at a standstill.
This was partly because the normal three lanes going north had been cut down to one. But it was also because of drivers slowing down to a crawl so they could gawp at the massive police operation unfolding on a busy corner of the road.
Police vehicles - both cars and menacing armoured trucks - jammed up two lanes. Dozens of armed officers in bulletproof vests were standing ready, waiting to be called inside an anonymous-looking building. From the sheer manpower and weapons on display it looked like the capital was under another terrorist attack.
But while this was the Metropolitan Police's most ambitious operation in its 180-year history, it had nothing to do with national security. Only hours before, at a special briefing, teams from SCD6 (the Economic And Specialist Crime unit) and C019 (Specialist Firearms Command) hunkered down with technicians armed with angle grinders and drills. Also present were dog handlers, their animals trained to sniff out guns, drugs and explosives.
In all, more than 500 officers had gathered to receive orders to raid smart addresses in well-heeled parts of the capital. The locations included three of Britain's largest and most well-established safety-deposit box depositories in Edgware, Hampstead and Park Lane as well as an office and the homes of the three directors of Safe Deposit Centres Ltd, which owned the vaults - two in Hampstead and one in Barnet.
For most of those at the briefing, arriving just before 3pm on June 2 last year, this was the first they had heard of the operation. Secrecy had been paramount and, with so many involved, keeping the operation 'airtight' had been one of the largest headaches in the pre-planning for what was codenamed 'Rize'.
The police rolled through London in a convoy: scores of patrol cars, armed-response vehicles, outriders on their bikes, vans with their windows shielded by metal cages. With a Met film unit recording everything, detectives forced their way past startled security guards, demanding receptionists open the secure doors that led to the normally hushed strong rooms, which in the three centres housed 6,717 safety deposit boxes.
Cash found in deposit boxes. More than £53 million in cash was impounded, some of it stuffed into supermarket bags
Over the next few hours, the three depositories were transformed into makeshift evidence-sorting centres, decked out with tables to bear the contents of the safety-deposit boxes that were soon to be forced open. Within a day, the first stage of the operation was finished but it would take over ten more to complete the next intricate and prolonged phase.
Investigators wearing gas masks and blue overhauls used power tools to chop away at the locked doors that protected the boxes themselves. They had rehearsed this bit for many hours, on mockups, trying numerous methods to get quickly and safely at the deposit boxes.
Diamond drill bits forced down into the locks proved disastrous, potentially damaging evidence inside. Instead, they settled on Makita angle grinders, with which they now effortlessly hacked at the hinges, allowing them to slide out the individual strong boxes, some as small as an A4 pad. Larger ones required a more bullish approach - strong-arm tactics that the police maintained were essential as key-holders would have been unlikely to co-operate.
As the first of the boxes was opened, detectives began probing the contents. Many were spilling over with bank notes and jewellery. Each was given a rough designation - for instance, 'cash' or 'gun' - and the words scribbled onto labels before they were placed in sealed evidence bags that were loaded into vans and given an armed escort to their final and secret destination, a secure counting house.
Here, every one of the thousands of boxes was to be intimately scrutinised. Not only did detectives have to itemise what they had found but match the contents to a person.
A few of the box-holders' identities had been acquired through months of police surveillance. Others were revealed in vault registers seized by police during the raid. Some used aliases and would be hard to track down; more still would be identified by scrutinising the vaults' CCTV cameras. Sixty officers would sift, analyse and count until November 2008 and beyond, racking up £1.4 million in overtime bills alone.
There was a lot at stake. Never before had the British police been granted a warrant as broad as this. The raids had been made possible under a controversial law, the Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA), which came into being in 2002 and introduced an array of wide-ranging new powers to seek out and confiscate dirty money - the houses, cars and boats bought by criminals.
However, lawyers watching the police operation unfold were quick to warn that the strong-arming of these vaults and the crashing into each and every box was tantamount to the police having obtained permission to smash down the doors of an entire housing estate.
David Sonn, of Sonn Macmillan Walker, one of the largest criminal defence practices in London, says, 'POCA was never intended for this. No one objects when criminals are caught and their assets seized - but shaking down everyone to get to them is specifically not what lawmakers wanted.'
[ . . . ]
Under POCA, the burden of proof lay with the box-holders. Finding evidence for wartime treks across Europe, or charting migration stories from the Partition of India and beyond, would cost many of the box-holders tens of thousands of pounds.
Mark Richardson, a former military intelligence officer and now a forensic accountant, who has been employed by several box-holders to explain their wealth, told us: 'We had to get one family's diamonds carbon-dated at great expense to demonstrate to the police that they had been cut in the Thirties, which tallied with their story of fleeing Germany before World War II.'
Lawyer Sara Teasdale, of City practice Roiter Zucker, whose client had kept more than £900,000 in his box at the vaults in Edgware as cash flow for his business leasing black cabs, said: 'The police are "deep-pocketing" - hauling people through a protracted legal process that they know is so costly that most will roll over.'
One angry box-holder rented Box 73 at the Park Lane depository. Alexander Temerko, formerly a vice president of Russian oil giant Yukos, whose billionaire boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky had fallen foul of President Putin, had fled to London as Khodorkovsky was jailed for eight years in Russia.
When I got my box back, £9,000 cash and some smaller items of jewellery were missing - a gold baby's bracelet and a gold ring
On his arrival in the UK, Temerko had locked five crates of legal documents into his safety-deposit box. However, as a result of Rize, the papers were now in the hands of the Met, which claimed they were evidence of an alleged criminal conspiracy whose participants were British, obliging the police to investigate. Incandescent, Temerko hired an expensive lawyer, Ian Burton, of BCL Burton Copeland. Burton recommended Clare Montgomery, a barrister from Cherie Blaire's chambers, Matrix.
Within weeks of Operation Rize, Temerko's team set about applying for a Judicial Review of the judge's decision to grant the controversial Rize warrant and demanded the return of Temerko's files, which they claimed had been taken unlawfully.
Montgomery and Burton highlighted case law that specifically stipulated 'fishing expeditions' were barred to the police, even under POCA. In other words, the police were not allowed to seize property in the hope that it would later prove to be criminal. The legal team also demanded sight of the police evidence that had convinced the judge to issue the warrant in the first place.
Across town, in Camden, some less high-profile but equally infuriated welltodo box-holders did the same. John and Estelle Selt, aged 62 and 73, wealthy retired shopkeepers, had rented a box for 15 years. Inside it was £150,000 and three valuable bracelets. Determined to clear their names, the Selts put up the £50,000 needed to launch their own Judicial Review that also focused on the lawfulness of the original warrant.
Following seven months of legal fencing, with the police guarding its Rize file, the twin Judicial Reviews finally succeeded in prising from the Yard a startling 32-page 'skeleton discussion'. This document - which we were able to obtain after being given a case number by a senior source in Customs and then trawling through court records at the Royal Court building - provides an extraordinary insight into how the police managed to obtain a warrant for Rize.
The document provides a summary of two confidential meetings between the Met, its legal advisors and the judge who signed the Rize warrant in May 2008. The document revealed the Met had begun targeting Safe Deposit Centres Ltd in January 2007, in an operation led by DCI Mark Ponting.
Armed police during the raid. In all, more than 500 officers had gathered to receive orders to raid smart addresses in well-heeled parts of London
US DRONE strikes against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan could be breaking international laws against summary executions, according to a top UN investigator.
''The problem with the United States is that it is making an increased use of drones/Predators (which are) particularly prominently used now in relation to Pakistan and Afghanistan,'' UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Philip Alston said.
''My concern is that drones/Predators are being operated in a framework which may well violate international humanitarian law and international human rights law.''
US strikes with remote-controlled aircraft against al-Qaeda and Taliban targets in Afghanistan and north-western Pakistan have often resulted in civilian deaths.
YouTube | October 28, 2009
Soros talks about the new world order and says America should not resist the country’s decline as the dollar weakens, living standards drop, and a new global currency is introduced.
Source: Washington's Blog
On September 25th, I wrote:
Paul Volcker and senior Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron both testified to Congress this week that the government is trying to make bailouts for the giant banks permanent.
Writing Wednesday in The Hill, Congressman Brad Sherman pointed out that :In my opinion, Geithner’s proposal is “TARP on steroids.” Section 1204 of the proposal [the proposal being the "Resolution Authority for Large, Interconnected Financial Companies Act of 2009"] allows the executive branch to use taxpayer money to make loans to, or invest in, the largest financial institutions to avoid a systemic risk to the economy.
Geithner’s proposal reminds me of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the $700 billion Wall Street bailout adopted last year, but the TARP was limited to two years, and to a maximum of $700 billion. Section 1204 is unlimited in dollar amount and is a permanent grant of power to the executive branch. TARP contained some limits on executive compensation and an array of special oversight authorities. Section 1204 contains absolutely no limits on executive compensation and no special oversight.
When I asked Geithner whether he would accept a $1 trillion limit on the new bailout authority (if the executive branch wanted to spend more, it would have to come back to Congress), he rejected a $1 trillion limit, insisting that the executive branch be able to respond without coming back to Congress.
Both TARP and the Treasury proposal have vague provisions under which taxpayers might possibly recover any money lost through a special tax on the financial services industry. Under the Treasury proposal, only the very largest institutions could benefit from a bailout, but the special tax, if ever collected, would fall chiefly on medium-sized institutions.Thus, the medium-sized institutions will be at a competitive disadvantage for two reasons. First, the largest institutions will be able to borrow money more cheaply because their creditors will believe that if the institution is unable to pay, the taxpayers will. Second, if there ever is a bailout benefitting a very large financial institution, the tax will be imposed on the medium-sized institutions.
Sherman is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and a certified public accountant, so he has a good nose for analyzing proposed financial regulations.
Full article HERE
That is a huge gravy train to the top 20 [financial institutions] because it allows them to borrow money at a lower rate. Think of what this does to moral hazard.
I’m not looking for a TARP on steroids with oversight. I’m looking for an end of TARP.
Even 4 of 10 who voted for Obama worry about attempts to silence dissent
By Bob Unruh
A majority of Americans are alarmed over attempts by the White House to stifle dissent or suppress free speech, according to a new poll that asked about a series of issues ranging from President Obama's attempt to cut Fox News out of an interview opportunity to his advocacy for "hate crimes" legislation that could hinder Christian pastors' sermons.
The new poll from Zogby International/O'Leary Report reveals a clear majority of Americans view recent actions by Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress as "threats to our First Amendment Rights."
"Independents, Hispanics and small business owners are among the key voting blocs that disagree with the president's moves to curtail free speech," the summary of the poll results said.
The poll surveyed 3,544 American voters Oct. 23-26 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 1.7 percent points. It broke down the issue of freedom of speech into about half a dozen questions on specific developments that have been reported.
Obama's war on Fox News
The first question related to a recent attempt by the White House to exclude Fox News from an opportunity to interview one of Obama's czars on the issue of pay levels for executives at companies that have accepted federal government bailout money.
The poll asked: "The Obama administration recently declared that the White House would treat the Fox News Channel as an 'opponent,' and declared that Fox News is not a 'legitimate news organization.' Do you agree or disagree that this is an attempt by the Obama administration to silence dissent?"
Fifty-three percent of Americans agree the maneuver is an attempt to silence dissent and only 40 percent disagreed, the poll said.
"Even a plurality of Democrats (48 percent) think Obama and his staff are trying to silence dissent, while 43 percent of Democrats disagree. Fifty percent of independents agree while 43 percent disagree. Majorities of Hispanics (54 percent) and small business owners (57 percent) also agree," the poll said.
"Surprisingly, among those who voted for President Obama, 43 percent agree he is attempting to silence dissent and 46 percent disagree."
Obama supports U.N. resolution
The poll then asked about the Obama administration's support – with Egypt – of a United Nations resolution that encourages governments worldwide to clamp down on free speech when it is used to criticize certain religions.
The poll asked: "The Obama administration recently supported and helped pass a United Nations resolution that suggests nations exclude certain criticisms of religion from free speech protection. Do you support or oppose an international law that protects religions from criticism?"
An even stronger majority, 59 percent, "oppose any international law that protects religions from criticism, while only 21 percent support such a law," the results said.
Strong majorities of independent voters (65 percent), young voters age 18-29 (66 percent), and small business owners (71 percent) also oppose a law that removes free speech protections to guard religions from criticism. Fifty-one percent of union members oppose such a law while only 26 percent would support it. Pluralities of both Democratic voters (43 percent) and Obama voters (45 percent) also oppose such a law, while just 30 percent from each group support it, according to the poll results.
Speaker Pelosi silence corporations
The third issue was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reaction to a health insurance industry report critical of Obama's health care takeover proposals. The Democrat-run House Judiciary Committee subsequently passed a bill to revoke the industry's decades-old antitrust exemption.
The poll asked, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently condemned the health insurance industry for releasing an unflattering analysis on the Obama administration's proposal to create a government-run 'public option' health insurance plan. Pelosi also threatened to revoke the industry's anti-trust exemption which has been in place since 1945. Do you agree or disagree that Pelosi is using the power of congress to try to limit the free speech of private corporations?"
Fifty-three percent of American voters agreed Pelosi is trying to use the power of Congress to limit the speech of private business interests, with only 39 percent in disagreement, the poll said.
Fifty-five percent of independent voters, 52 percent of Hispanic voters, 51 percent of union voters and 58 percent of small business owners agreed, the poll said.
Obama's 'diversity czar'
The next subject addressed was a proposal by Obama's "diversity czar" Mark Lloyd concerning what the federal government should require of private broadcast companies.
Lloyd, at a 2005 conference, said, "There's nothing more difficult than this. Because we have really, truly good white people in important positions. And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem. We're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power."
The poll asked: "Federal Communications Commission Chief Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd wants the FCC to force good white people in positions of power in the broadcast industry to step down to make room for more African-Americans and gays to fill those positions. Do you agree or disagree that this presents a threat to free speech?"
More than half of Americans, 51 percent, agreed, and only 31 percent disagreed.
"A strong majority of independents (61 percent) agree that it's a threat, as do majorities of young voters age 18-29 (54 percent) and small business owners (59 percent)," the report said.
Obama Campaign's Attempt to Control Media
Next on the poll was a reference to Obama Communications Director Anita Dunn, who recently explained how, during the presidential campaign, Obama's strategy was to speak through video and other messages "without having to actually talk to reporters."
The question was: "Recently, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn revealed that during the presidential campaign, President Obama's strategy was to limit his actual exposure to the press by only communicating through pre-taped videos and press releases. According to Dunn, 'Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control.' Do you think the Obama campaign's strategy is good or bad for free speech?"
Fifty-two percent of American voters believe that is bad for free speech, while only 20 percent believe it is good.
Among independents, 54 percent say it's bad and 63 percent of small business owners said it was bad.
House passes hate crimes bill
Last came a question about a "hate crime" measure that was added to a defense appropriations bill and approved by Congress. It's awaiting Obama's signature, and critics say it threatens to criminalize certain speech directed at special classes of citizens.
The question: "The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a 'hate crimes' bill that would make assault based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity a felony. As it is currently the written, the bill would also allow the prosecution of people whose speech allegedly influences others to commit hate crimes. Some experts believe this could lead to serious infringements on free speech, as well as the prosecution of religious preachers, talk show hosts or political activists who speak against homosexuality or transsexuals. Others say the bill is an effort to try and stop people from committing such crimes in the future. Do you agree or disagree with the hate crimes bill?"
A plurality of 47 percent of Americans disagree with the bill, while only 38 percent agree with it, the poll said. A majority of independent voters (55 percent) disagree with the bill, and just 29 percent agree with it. Fifty-eight percent of small business owners disagree with the hate crimes bill, while only 30 percent agree with the bill.
By Chelsea Schilling
A "hate crimes" bill opponents claim will be used to crack down on Christian speech, even the reading of the Bible, was signed into law today by President Obama.
The Senate approved the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act by a vote of 68-29 on Oct. 22 after Democrats strategically attached it to a "must-pass" $680 billion defense appropriations plan.
Most Republicans, although normally strong supporters of the U.S. military, opposed the bill because it hands out federal money to states and local governments in pursuit of "preventing" hate crimes. The bill creates federal protections and privileges for homosexuals and other alternative lifestyles but denies those protections to other groups of citizens.
Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act at a White House ceremony today. Prior to signing the act into law, Obama spoke briefly of the hate crimes bill.
"After more than a decade, we've passed inclusive hate-crimes legislation to help protect our citizens from violence based on what they look like, who they love, how they pray or who they are," he said. "I promised Judy Shepard when she saw me in the Oval Office that this day would come, and I'm glad that she and her husband, Dennis, could join us for this event. I'm also honored to have the family of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy who fought so hard for this legislation. I just want you all to know how proud we are of the work that Ted did to help make this day possible."
American Family Association President Tim Wildmon warned that the new law "creates a kind of caste system in law enforcement, where the perverse thing is that people who engage in non-normative sexual behavior will have more legal protection than heterosexuals. This kind of inequality before the law is simply un-American."
Wildmon said the legislation creates possible situations where pastors may be arrested if their sermons on sexuality can be linked in even the remotest way to acts of violence.
"It threatens free speech and freedom of religion and is totally unacceptable," he said.
As WND reported, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted a homosexual activist who is attacked following a Christian minister's sermon about homosexuality would be protected by the proposed federal law, but a minister attacked by a homosexual wouldn't be.
The Alliance Defense Fund blasted the "hate-crimes" bill, calling it "another nail in the coffin of the First Amendment."
"All violent crimes are hate crimes, and all crime victims deserve equal justice," ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley said in a statement. "This law is a grave threat to the First Amendment because it provides special penalties based on what people think, feel, or believe. ADF will be on the front line to defend those whose free speech or free exercise of religion rights are violated by this unconstitutional law and to ultimately overturn this attack on freedom."
Opponents point to cases in Canada and Sweden, where Christians have faced criminal prosecution for preaching that homosexual behavior is a sin.
"ADF has clearly seen the evidence of where 'hate crimes' legislation leads when it has been tried around the world: It paves the way for the criminalization of speech that is not deemed 'politically correct,'" Stanley explained. "'Hate crimes' laws fly in the face of the underlying purpose of the First Amendment, which was designed specifically to protect unpopular speech."
The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.
Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.
What color Sheep are you?