Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Don't panic, but I think you ought to listen to this...then you can panic!

Massage Special... this week only! A bargain at $387,000.00

The following from:
Here's How the Government Is Wasting Your Tax Dollars
Manure marketing, golf course renovations, a DEA museum, and other wastes of public money.
by A. Barton Hinkle
You think the federal government wastes money? You don’t know the half of it. During the past year alone, Washington has shelled out billions to give bureaucrats paid vacations in lieu of discipline; to ship coal to Germany for no reason; to design better golf clubs; and to give bunny rabbits massages — among many other things.
According to received wisdom, Americans ought to be clear about three things: (1) You can’t balance the federal budget by targeting waste, fraud and abuse. (2) The spending cuts imposed by sequestration have been devastating. (3) We might have an Ebola vaccine by now if federal agencies had received adequate funding.
Each of these propositions contains some truth. No amount of pork-trimming can offset the huge outlays for entitlements, which (along with interest on the debt) will soon consume every dollar Washington collects. Sequestration’s cuts do indeed apply equally to crucial government outlays, such as military flight training, as well as foolish ones. And while there’s no guarantee more spending would have produced an Ebola vaccine by now, there’s no guarantee it wouldn’t, either.
But arguments like those offer cold comfort when you page through the latest issue of Sen. Tom Coburn’s Wastebook, which relates just some of the myriad ways the federal government squanders your hard-earned pay.
It begins by noting that many federal workers are placed on paid administrative leave for offenses that, in the private sector, would result in summary dismissal. Such as? Such as buying liquor with government charge cards, watching porn at work or not doing their jobs. At the Department of Homeland Security, 237 employees were put on paid leave for more than 10 days this past year — more than 200 of them for misconduct.
Last year DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the sequester would put “our nation at risk” by “significantly negatively affecting . . . operations.” (That’s bureaucrat-speak for harming them.) Yet this year, DHS was able to find enough change in the seat cushions to pay for night-vision goggles, a robot and chemical suits for Ithaca, N.Y. — which already boasts the distinction of being named one of America’s safest small towns by Farmers Insurance.
The House Armed Services Committee has warned that sequestration“put our military and national security at risk.” But Congress can be only so alarmed — given that it continues forcing the Air Force to heat military bases in Germany with anthracite coal mined in Pennsylvania. The Defense Department has pleaded to no avail “to end this earmark because it wasted hundreds of millions of dollars annually,” the Wastebook reports.
The litany of lunacy runs on and on, and includes expenditures such as. . .
  • $5 million from the FAA to renovate a city golf course in Sioux Falls, S.D.;
  • $371,000 for fMRI scans to test whether mothers love dogs as much as kids;
  • $41 billion on a missile defense system with a 70 percent failure rate;
  • $95,000 for a museum celebrating the Drug Enforcement Agency;
  • $1.25 million for a Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Miss.;
  • $77 million so the Postal Service can ship pallets of soda and other supplies to remote Alaskan villages;
  • $16 million from the Department of Transportation to keep a crumbling mall in Fresno, Calif., on life support;
  • $1 billion by the Pentagon to destroy $16 billion worth of ammunition it no longer wants;
  • $3.5 million from HUD to build water-themed playgrounds in New Jersey, Alabama and elsewhere;
  • $2 million for a sheep research station the Department of Agriculture wanted to shut down (Congress said no);
  • $45,000 by NASA for experiments on the International Space Station that “will examine a variety of coatings and metals used in golf products”; and
  • $50,000 from the USDA to help Alpaca farmers market Alpaca manure, aka the “perfect poop.”
A special word ought to be said about the National Science Foundation, which seems to have a fetish for funding ridiculous research projects, to the tune of . . .
  • $307,000 to study the micro-turbulence stirred up by the swimming of brine shrimp, a.k.a. Sea Monkeys;
  • $331,000 to discover that — surprise! — “hungry people are cranky and aggressive”;
  • $171,000 teaching monkeys to play video games to prove that monkeys, like people, wrongly believe in winning and losing streaks; and
  • $856,000 to teach mountain lions to run on a treadmill, to better analyze their caloric consumption rates.
Then there’s the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, an arm of the National Institutes of Health. In the past two years, it has spent $387,000 on a study testing the effects of Swedish massage on the muscle recovery of rabbits that had recently been exercised.
That should come in real handy in the fight against Ebola.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Obama will wait until after the elections to screw the people once more....

Whenever Obama withholds anything prior to an election you can rest assured that he's up to no good.  He withheld information regarding Benghazi prior to the 2012 election knowing that if he had released it he may not have won re-election.  So now he's telling insurance companies that they cannot disclose their insurance rates prior to the 2014 mid-term elections because it will affect the outcome that would lessen his grip on the United States Senate.  Well the very fact that he withholds any information prior to an election is reason enough not to vote for any of his supporters.  But something else is going on here that seems to be overlooked.  By what authority does Obama have to order anyone, no less the insurance industry, to withhold information that would affect the consumer at a future date?  The answer is, "None."  None whatsoever!  If the insurance companies comply with Obama's orders they are succumbing to a dictator!  ~ Norman E. Hooben
"This is once again proof that health care is not about health for this most corrupt president in American history. It is politics all the way through for this man."

Source for the following: Publius Forum
UNPRECEDENTED: Obama Orders Insurance Industry to Withhold New Prices Until AFTER Midterm Elections
by Warner Todd Huston

Barack Obama is again playing political games with our health insurance industry and has turned in another underhanded move against it by forcing insurance carriers, brokers and agents to withhold their 2015 prices until after the 2014 midterm elections are over all so that the news of higher prices won’t hurt Democrats on Election Day.
This means that customers looking to get new insurance or those wishing to scout new policies to see if they can get a better deal are not able to shop for insurance.
Before we get into that, though, millions of new cancellations will be hitting on January 1, 2015. Much of this news has gone under the radar as Democrats and their lapdog media are keeping this as quiet as possible.
There is also something different with these cancellations, something that has never happened before in the healthcare insurance industry. Past practice has always been that the next year’s new rates are released 60 days before the first day of the next year. But Obama has mandated that companies hold back on that normal practice so that he can shield Democrats at the polls.
Here is how insurance agent C. Steven Tucker explained it this weekend:
This year, for the first time in 20 years I can not even quote a replacement product because Barack Obama has issued a GAG ORDER to the health insurance industry instructing them not to disclose their January 2015 health insurance rates until after the mid-term elections. This is unprecedented. Normally health insurance premiums are released for public viewing 60 days before the January 1st effective date. Where are the reports on these cancellations and the gag order from NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN? The only news organization that I am aware of that has reported on any of this is the Fox News channel. I can guarantee you one thing, not one of my clients who received a cancellation notice is voting Democrat on Tuesday.
This is once again proof that healthcare is not about health for this most corrupt president in American history. It is politics all the way through for this man.
Your health doesn’t matter to Barack Obama. He cares only about what political benefit he can get from taking over our healthcare industry.
It is also proof that the health of Americans does not interest the news media, either. All they care about is how they can help Democrats.
But this is just a small example of what happens when you allow government to take over an industry like this. It stops being about what ever the industry is supposed to be about and becomes a mere political tool.
Finally, let us point out something else that is glaringly obvious. The GOP is in on this game. After all, you haven’t heard a word about this from any GOP candidate have you? They are clearly running interference for Obama on this by staying silent.

Monday, November 3, 2014

America is in Jeopardy

 by Norman E. Hooben
For all the channels television has to offer there's very few that I watch on a regular basis...and I live at two locations; one with satellite television and the other with a cable subscription.  In my opinion the cable subscription has it all over the satellite thing which is a complete waste of money for from my wallet.  But I'm not here to talk about the pros and cons of one system versus the other.  More often than naught I try to watch the quiz show Jeopardy; it has to have some of the smartest contestants in the world.  A highlight of any show is when I give myself an 'atta-boy'  for knowing the question to the answer (contestants have to precede their answer in the "What is... or Who is..." format), especially if the contestant has not responded.  It never ceases to amaze me the broad categories that the contestants have knowledge history, ancient history, opera, popular music, mathematics, science, medicine, politics, current events and the list goes on but I'll stop right their; politics and current events. 
Whatever the category was tonight does not matter.  What matters was the correct response from any one of the three participants.  The wording was very clear such that I gave myself an 'atta-boy' for the correct response to two of Alex Trebec's (the show's moderator) questions.  But that's not the point.
The point is none of the contestants knew Leon Panetta or General Petraeus.  Give me a break!  The smartest people in the world and they did not know!  I bet these people vote, and if the do, we're in big trouble.  Jeopardy to say the least!  Anyone that is eligible to vote should at least know what is going on within their government.  The two people mentioned above have been in the news and have played major roles in the game of politics in the last six or more years.  And when un-informed voters vote the game will soon be over and it won't end with some prize for the smartest but a surprise for the dumbest!

Meanwhile, I was a poll watcher on more than one occasion so I have witnessed  some of the corrupt practices that go on at the voting precinct.  What concerns me most about this is that none or very few of the people involved with the corruption get any punishment...and the corruption continues.  I once hung up the phone on a corrupt judge who would not come down to the polling place.  Long story short... I told her to get down here and do her job.  She never showed up.  Then there's any number of video's on YouTube and elsewhere that captures corrupt practices.  "Caught on camera.", so the saying goes! 
I got this one from BizPac Review:

The guerilla journalists at James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action have done it again, using undercover video expose an election system in North Carolina where voter fraud is virtually the normal way of doing business.
In a video released Thursday, a Project Veritas investigator posed as an illegal immigrant who’d mistakenly been able to register to vote under President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a sweeping presidential directive that granted some illegal aliens the right to stay in the country without fear of deportation. ...continue reading here

This president doesn't know the difference between good and evil...or maybe he does!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Are you voting next Tuesday? There's something you should know...

This message needs to be drilled home again and again until it penetrates. A vote for Kay Hagan or any Democrat isn’t just a vote for Obama; it’s worse than that. It is a vote for the ideologically deranged media establishment that put Obama in power and has kept him there. Link to commentary source

The following from YouTube  ...a must see video!

This came from a union guy in Chicago who didn't vote for Obama. Very curious perspective that I never thought of in this light. It will be interesting to see what they put in his "Presidential Library" about his early years, when he is out of office. In a country where we take notice of many, many facets of our public figures' lives, doesn't seem odd that there's so little we know about our current president, Barack Obama. For example, we know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery; Abe Lincoln never went to school; Jack Kennedy wore a back brace; Harry Truman played the piano. As Americans, we enjoy knowing details about our newsmakers, but none of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president. We are all aware of the lack of uncontestable birth records for Obama; that document managing has been spectacularly successful. There are however, several additional oddities in Obama's history that appear to be as well managed as the birthing issue. One other unusual item... there are no birth certificates of his daughters that can be found? It is strange that no one who ever dated him has shown up. The charisma that caused women to be drawn to him so strongly during his campaign, certainly would, in the normal course of events, lead some lady to come forward, if only to garner some attention for herself. We all know about JFK's magnetism, that McCain was no monk and quite a few details about Palin's courtship and even her athletic prowess. Joe Biden's aneurisms and hair plugs are no secret; look at Cheney and Clinton, we know about their heart problems. Certainly Wild Bill Clinton's exploits before and during his White House years, were well known. That's why it's so odd, that not one lady has stepped up and said, "He was so-oo shy..." or "What a great dancer..." It's virtually impossible to know anything about this fellow. Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Then check groomsmen. Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony. Has anyone talked to the professors? It is odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or taught him or lived with him. When did he meet Michele, and how? Are there photos? Every president gives to the public all their photos, etc. for their library. What has he released? And who in hell voted for him to be the most popular man in 2010? Doesn't this make you wonder? Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from President Obama's past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend and so on? Not one person has ever come forward from his past. It certainly is very, very intriguing. This should be a cause for great concern. To those who voted for him, you may have elected an unqualified, inexperienced shadow man. Have you seen a movie named "The Manchurian Candidate" As insignificant as each of us might be, someone with whom we went to school will remember our name or face, someone will remember we were the clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about us. George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. He questions why no one has acknowledged the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus. Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia -- the class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him. If he is such a great orator, why doesn't anyone in Obama's college class remember him? Why won't he allow Columbia to release his records? Nobody remembers Obama at Columbia University. Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there... but none remembered him. Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a Political Science major at Columbia, who also graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root said of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia, ever." Nobody recalls him. Root adds that he was also, like Obama, Class of '83 Political Science, and says, "You don't get more exact or closer than that. Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of, as we say in New York , 'the macha' who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him." Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia. Some other interesting questions: Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002? It is said there is no record of him ever taking the Bar exam. Why was Michelle's law license inactivated by court order? We understand that was forced, in order to avoid criminal fraud charges. It is circulating that, according to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama, but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases connected to him. The Social Security number he uses now, originated in Connecticut, where he is never reported to have lived. It was originally registered to another man (Thomas Louis Wood) from Connecticut, who died in Hawaii while on vacation there. As we all know, Social Security Numbers are only issued 'once, they are not re-used' No wonder all his records are sealed!