NEW WORLD ORDER (Part 1)

July 14, 2014

 

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I can put words on paper but I can’t make you read. The mere mention of a phrase is enough to make people’s brains slam shut and their eyes roll back into their skulls. Maybe that’s why it is written in Latin on the reverse of the dollar bill, “Novus Ordo Seclorum.” I wish I could give you a sound bite or talking point but this is way too deep and intertwined for that. Stick with me, you won’t regret it.

My fellow Americans, call it what you wish, New World Order, One World Government or Novus Ordo Seclorum, it is going to happen and we cannot stop it. Maybe we can slow it down a little but an extremely powerful and influential group of genetically-related individuals (at least at the highest echelons) which include many of the world’s wealthiest people, top political leaders, and corporate elites, as well as members of the so-called Black Nobility of Europe dominated by the British Crown whose goal is to create a One World Government that is obedient to their agenda. Their intention is to effect complete and total control over every human being on the planet and to dramatically reduce the world’s population by 5.5 Billion people. While the name New World Order is a term frequently used today when referring to this group, it’s more useful to identify the principal organizations, institutions, and individuals who make up this vast interlocking spiderweb of elite conspirators.

The Idea of a New World Order (NWO) is embraced by more people in America than you can imagine. Before you jump on the bandwagon, let me give you some facts that will make you think twice: There will be no middle class, only rulers and their servants. All laws will be uniform under a legal system of world courts practicing the same unified code of laws, backed up by a One World Government police force and a One World unified military to enforce laws in all former countries where no national boundaries shall exist. The system will be on the basis of a welfare state; those who are obedient and subservient to the One World Government will be rewarded with the means to live; those who are rebellious will simply be starved to death or be declared outlaws, thus a target for anyone who wishes to kill them. Privately owned firearms or weapons of any kind will be prohibited. Your wealth will be worthless because you cannot buy or sell unless you have what the Bible calls, “the mark of the beast.” In Biblical terms, “Beast” means “Government.”

Yes, the Bible indicates that One World Government under the Antichrist will exist during the end times. Who better to enlighten us but Daniel himself. Jesus quoted Daniel, King Darius trusted Daniel but was tricked into a decree that placed Daniel in the lions’ den. In the end, God protected him and restored Daniel to favor under Darius and the Persian King who followed him, King Cyrus. Daniel wrote:
“Thus he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces.” Daniel 7:23

Daniel 8:23: “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

“Understanding Dark Sentences” is descriptive of the secret organizations and phrases like the New World Order and fundimental transformation. All of the things that stand in the way of the NWO are crumbling including Patriotism, Freedom of Religion, gun ownership, the Constitution, National Security, Border Security, respect for laws, education choice, traditional values and a strong military that supports the people. If you get your news from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and NPR you are unaware of any of this.

Walter Cronkite, the late CBS anchorman and broadcast icon often referred to as “the most trusted man in America,” Made this statement in a 1999 speech to the World Federalist Association, one of the oldest and foremost organizations promoting world government:

“It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order…. We cannot defer this responsibility to posterity. Democracy, civilization itself, is at stake. Within the next few years we must change the basic structure of our global community from the present anarchic system of war … to a new system governed by a democratic U.N. federation.”

The reason it was imperitive that Barack Obama be reelected at all costs is because the world has an important place for him in the New World Order. It was so important that thousands and thousands of dead people, illegal aliens and phantom voters flocked to the polls in his support. Sometimes there were more voters than registered voters and 100% of them voted for President Obama. Nobody raised an eyebrow, as usual.

We must go back to the early 1900s and Cecil Rhodes, who advocated that the British Empire and the United States should jointly impose a Federal World Government to bring about lasting world “peace”. Yes, Rhodes founded the Rhodes Scholarship as a global brotherhood of future leaders.

Apart from smoking dope (and not inhaling) as a Rhodes Scholar, Clinton shared a
house at 46 Leckford Road with Frank Aller, Strobe Talbot and David Satter. They did what they could to oppose the Vietnam War in those days. Clinton spoke of helping arrange a ‘teach-in’ in London. He also, according to another contemporary, Richard McSorley, helped to organise a demonstration outside the US embassy.

Frank Aller was another draft dodger like clinton. Clinton called Frank “one of the bravest, best men I know,” in his famous letter to an R.O.T.C. director in Arkansas explaining why he had given up his own thoughts of resistance to safeguard his “political viability.”

Over winter vacation of 1969-1970, Clinton toured Moscow, where he had been preceded by his roommate Strobe Talbott. Talbott was then translating the memoirs of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, which had been leaked to him by Victor Louis, a KGB disinformation agent and talent spotter. Frank Aller was doing similar work on the unpublished notes of Edgar Snow, an American journalist believed to be the first Western journalist to interview Mao Zedong.

Strobe Talbott became Deputy Secretary of State for President Clinton, and later president of the very influential think tank, the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C. In a highly acclaimed essay published in Time Magazine in 1992, entitled “The Birth of the Global Nation,” Talbott declared:

“In 1795 Kant advocated a peaceful league of democracies. But it has taken the events in our own wondrous and terrible century to clinch the case for world government… Federalism has already proved the most successful of all political experiments, and organizations like the World Federalist Association have for decades advocated it as the basis for global government.”

David Satter became the Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times of London. He then became a special correspondent on Soviet affairs of The Wall Street Journal. He is currently a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a fellow of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has been a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In December 2013 the Russian government expelled him from the country with the official reason being that he was “guilty of multiple gross violations of Russian migration law.”

Who knows what Frank Aller would have become but Frank committed suicide in 1971 — in despair, his friends say, over a decision that had ruined his life.

“I hoped that the spectacle of young men refusing to fight would somehow ‘move the conscience of America’ ” is how Aller explained himself in a Nov. 5, 1970, letter to a friend in New York City. Clinton had left Oxford for Yale Law School. Aller had stayed in England, a fugitive from justice. “The problem is that,” he wrote, “while the exile goes on and on and on, the effect does not.”

Clearly, these young men were not reading the Bible or the Federalist Papers at Oxford. “We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans…” Bill Clinton was quoted as saying. (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

Those who hated the Vietnam War so much like Clinton, Aller and John Kerry did not hate it enough to become Republicans. Instead they clung to the party that got us into the Vietnam War and kept us in the War while preventing us from winning the War.

Lionel Curtis founded the Rhodes-Milner Round Table Groups in 1909, which led to the establishment of the British-based Royal Institute for International Affairs in 1919 and the U.S.-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in 1921. Edward Mandell House founded the CFR. Colonel House as he was called, was not only President Woodrow Wilson’s most prominent aide, he also actually dominated the President. Woodrow Wilson referred to House as “my alter ego” (my other self), and it is totally accurate to say that House, not Wilson, was the most powerful individual in our nation during the Wilson Administration, from 1913 until 1921. Colonel House never served in the military. Woodrow Wilson was a leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. He led his Democratic Party to win control of both the White House and Congress for the first time since Grover Cleveland’s victory in 1892.

I should mention here that presidents seem to need someone like Colonel House just as the Romanovs needed Grigori Rasputin. Barack Obama’s Rasputin is Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian born Senior Advisor to the President. The man who pulled George Bush’s strings was Karl Rove who had an overpowering presence and influence. Rove is a big government Republican who would eliminate the Tea Party and other small government constitutionalists in GOP primaries because of alleged fears that they lose general elections. In spite of Rove’s best efforts along with Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry, small government constitutionalist Ted Cruz did win the general election. The House Majority Leader also learned that Rove’s work does not guaranty success.

Today, the CFR is considered to be the nation’s most influential foreign-policy think tank. Its membership has included senior politicians, more than a dozen Secretaries of State, CIA directors, bankers, lawyers, professors, and senior media figures. The CFR regularly convenes meetings at which government officials, global business leaders and prominent members of the intelligence/foreign-policy community discuss major international issues. The council also publishes the bi-monthly journal Foreign Affairs, and runs a think tank called the David Rockefeller Studies Program, which influences foreign policy by making recommendations to the presidential administration and diplomatic community, testifying before Congress, interacting with the media, and authoring books, reports, articles, and op-eds on foreign policy issues.

“The ultimate aim of the CFR is to create a one-world socialist system, and to make the US an official part of it.” ~Dan Smoot, former member of FBI headquarters staff

I want you to read some quotes so you can get beyond the idea that all this is just some wacky conspirency theory:

“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – Woodrow Wilson

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“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.”– U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter written Nov. 21, 1933 to Colonel E. Mandell House

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“Fifty men have run America, and that’s a high figure.”
Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, in the July 26th, l936 issue of The New York Times

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“From the days of Sparticus, Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotski, belacoon, Rosa Luxenberg and
Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last, this band of extraordinary personalities from the under- world of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”–Winston Churchill to the London press in 1922

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“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise their power from behind the
scenes.”– Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court

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“I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election….It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!” –George W. Malone, U.S. Senator (Nevada), speaking before Congress in 1957.

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“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans…”
Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

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“After their recent exposures in Bavaria, The Illuminati had been driven even further underground, taking on a variety of names, such as The French Revolutionary Club. As radicals flocked into these new varieties of Illuminism, a larger meeting hall was needed. The Hall of the Jacobins Convent was leased, and it was from this hall that they eventually derived their new name, the Jacobin Club. The Jacobin Club met in secret and eventually boasted of having some of the best-educated and most influential men in France among its 1,300 members. The Jacobins vowed to destroy the monarchy, as well as other existing institutions, and sought to establish what they called a ‘New World Order’, or ‘Universal Republic’.”

“The famous magician and occultist, Cagliostro, was initiated into the Illuminati in 1783. Many years later, he told Catholic priests about his initiation. The initiation took place in an underground room near Frankfort, Germany.”
- William T. Still, New World Order
1700′s

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“The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that day’s sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow.” — Nicholas Murray Butler, in an address delivered before the Union League of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1915

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“The peace conference has assembled. It will make the most momentous decisions in history, and upon these decisions will rest the stability of the new world order and the future peace of the world.” — M. C. Alexander, Executive Secretary of the American Association for International Conciliation, in a subscription letter for the periodical International Conciliation (1919)

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“If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands.”
Dr. Augustus O. Thomas, president of the World Federation of Education Associations (August 1927), quoted in the book “International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World” (1931)

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“… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.”
H. G. Wells, in his book entitled “The New World Order” (1939)

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“National Socialism will use its own revolution for establishing a new world order.”
Adolf Hitler during World War II

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“In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war, Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of ‘justice and peace.’”
– excerpt from article entitled “New World Order Pledged to Jews,” in the New York Times
(October 1940)

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… “IN ORDER to achieve the final aim – which is one world, and not two hostile worlds – such a partial world Government must never act as an alliance against the rest of the world. The only real step toward world government is world Government itself.”
Open Letter to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1947

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“We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether
World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”
Statement made before the United States Senate on Feb. 7, 1950 by James Paul Warburg

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“The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of US sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government”.
Chester Ward, Rear Admiral and former Navy Judge Advocate 1956 – 1960 and CFR member for 15 years

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“The United Nations, ‘has not been able–nor can it be able–to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand … The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach.’”
Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, in an article entitled “Rockefeller Bids Free Lands Unite: Calls at Harvard for Drive to Build New World Order” — New York Times (February 1962)

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“Who can fail to see the need and importance of thus gradually coming to the establishment of a world authority capable of taking effective action on the juridical and political planes? Delegates to international organizations, public officials, gentlemen of the press, teachers and educators–all of you must realize that you have your part to play in the construction of a new world order.”
Pope Paul VI in his Populorum Progressio, March 26, 1967

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“All of us will ultimately be judged on the effort we have contributed to building a NEW WORLD ORDER.”
Robert Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney-General, 1967.

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“The developing coherence of Asian regional thinking is reflected in a disposition to consider problems and loyalties in regional terms, and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order.”
Richard Nixon, in Foreign Affairs (October 1967)

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“…This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of “one world government’….National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept…”
Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

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“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
David Rockefeller

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“If instant world government, Charter review, and a greatly strengthened International Court do not provide the answers, what hope for progress is there? The answer will not satisfy those who seek simple solutions to complex problems, but it comes down essentially to this: The hope for the foreseeable lies, not in building up a few ambitious central institutions of universal membership and general jurisdiction as was envisaged at the end of the last war, but rather in the much more decentralized, disorderly and pragmatic process of inventing or adapting institutions of limited jurisdiction and selected membership to deal with specific problems on a case-by-case basis … In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”
Richard N. Gardner, in Foreign Affairs (April 1974)

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“My country’s history, Mr. President, tells us that it is possible to fashion unity while cherishing diversity, that common action is possible despite the variety of races, interests, and beliefs we see here in this chamber. Progress and peace and justice are attainable. So we say to all peoples and governments: Let us fashion together a new world order.”
(Henry Kissinger, in address before the General Assembly of the United Nations, October 1975)

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“Fidel Castro finger waving in the air and angry fist thumping the lectern, demanded a ‘new world order’ and dressed down the United States today for ‘aggressive’ and ‘exploitative’ policies around the world.”
Associated Press Report, Oct 12 1979, at the United Nations

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“Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order.”
Mikhail Gorbachev, in an address at the United Nations (December 1988)

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“We can see beyond the present shadows of war in the Middle East to a new world order where the strong work together to deter and stop aggression. This was precisely Franklin Roosevelt’s and Winston Churchill’s vision for peace for the post-war period.”
Richard Gephardt, in the Wall Street Journal (September 1990)

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“If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we’ve all worked toward for so long.”
President George H.W. Bush (January 1991)

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“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis mine], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

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June 22, 1993 In case there is any doubt about whether President Clinton(CFR) supports world government, on this date he signs a letter to the World Federalist Association congratulating Strobe Talbott(CFR) on receiving the WFA’s first “Norman Cousins Global Governance Award.” The WFA is a leading force for world federal government. Clinton’s letter states: “Norman Cousins worked for world peace and world government…Strobe Talbott’s lifetime achievements as a voice for global harmony have earned him this recognition….He will be a worthy recipient of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award. Best wishes….for future success.”

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Concerning whether U.S. troops should remain in Somalia as part of a U.N. operation, a pullout would be “devastating to our hopes for the new world order and our ability to participate in multinational organizations to deal with problems like this.”
General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, September 9, 1993

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“But this present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all of our hopes and efforts to erect an enduring structure of global interdependence.”
David Rockefeller, speaking at the Business Council for the United Nations, September 14, 1994.

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The “new world order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all.”
Nelson Mandela, in the Philadelphia Inquirer (October 1994)

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“NAFTA is a major stepping stone to the New World Order… it cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change it’s perceptions.”
Henry Kissinger when campaigning for the passage of NAFTA at the World Affairs Council Press Conference, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994

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“We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.”
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

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“The world needs a ‘new world order,’ and I am here to alert you that we are entering a period of world disorder.”
George Soros at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, Jan 27, 1995

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“There is a chance for the President of the United States to use this (9-11) disaster to carry out … a new world order.” Gary Hart, at a televised meting organized by the CFR in Washington, D.C. Sept 14. 2001

I’m not making this stuff up. We have yet to scratch the surface of this demonic plan that will lead to death and destruction of those lemmings who so fervently support it and the rest of us who don’t. Even well meaning conservatives are too easily distracted by a series of scandals and calamities while the one-worlders continue making hay 24/7. They keep their eyes on the prize while conservatives quibble with each other about grammar or who is more conservative. The mainstream media supports the NWO hook, line and sinker. Don’t expect them to expose the plan. In NWO Part 2, I will get into the United Nations Venezuela Conference where they passed Agenda 21 which the elder President Bush publicly gave his support to. It refered to something called “Sustainable Development” can that be a dark sentence mentioned by Daniel?

A DE-AMERICANIZED WORLD

July 8, 2014

 

~~~~~world

Liu Chang wrote this for China’s official news agency Xinhua, “It is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world.” I can see why the world is considering that, with the recent budget crisis, debt ceiling crisis and the credit rating downgrades, United States finances certainly look shaky to me. It also looks like the Obama Regime is doing everything possible to facilitate a de-Americanized world.

Right now the dollar is the world reserve currency, so what is a reserve currency? Countries all over the world hold financial reserves, in bonds or money market instruments denominated in some other currency. They also hold gold and Special Drawing Rights issued by the International Monetary Fund. The reserves protect the country’s currency against speculative outflows. The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98 taught many countries the value of having large reserves of foreign currencies. Most countries are now pretty heavily invested in their foreign exchange reserves.

The U.S. dollar is the most common currency for international reserves, for many reasons. First, because of the size of our economy, there are plenty of dollar-denominated securities available. The market for United States Treasury securities is liquid and deep. “Liquid” means that the securities can be sold quickly. “Deep” means that a substantial amount can be bought or sold without affecting the price too much. These are desirable features of a foreign reserve currency. The Euro ranks second right now and the Japanese Yen and British pounds sterling following. A number of other currencies are used in small amounts.

The very volume of dollars in the world has given many people a conviction that the currency is worthless and doomed to lose its status as a global reserve currency. That describes me based on our national debt and unfunded requirements which amount to over two million dollars per family.

As of last year there was $1.2 trillion in circulation. Can you guess the bill that is in greatest supply? Not the $1, about 77% of the total circulation is the $100 bill. Most of those hundreds—about two-thirds of them—are held outside the United States. You probably don’t know that the most valuable Confederate Bills are the $1 Notes because they are the rarest. Today you can buy Zimbabwe 500 trillion dollar notes but not a single 1 dollar note. Are you getting the picture?

Can you imagine a U.S. Navy ship arriving in a foreign port unable to purchase fuel because the country refused to accept U.S. Dollars? Can you think of anything our government or the Federal Reserve has done favorable to our Dollar? Printing tons of Dollars might prop up our House of Cards for a few years, but other countries are not stupid. How many times can the Stock Market crash before it stays crashed?

If I accomplish nothing else in this blog, I want you to know of the very real possibility that the dollar will crash. You and I have no control other than to get out of the way. Those that we have entrusted with the job of reporting this collapse to us are hiding the truth. That’s why I look for signs that indicate that the lying liars are getting ready for the collapse. One of those lying liars is the International Monetary Fund (IMF). From previous blogs you know that the IMF, UN, trilateral Commission and others are all for a One World Government. Anyway, the IMF does not want to lose money as it hands out loans to distressed countries. In the past the money was US Almighty Dollars. However, the recent loan to Ukraine was denominated in SDRs. The great thing about SDRs is that you can change the underlying assets that give it value. It’s a moving goalpost. The Special Drawing Right is whatever the IMF wants it to be, and you can bet that the borrower is never going to come out ahead in any deal with the IMF.

So what is the SDR? It is essentially a unit of value backed by a basket of currencies:
US Dollars – 41.9%
Euros – 37.4%
Japanese Yen – 9.4%
British Pounds – 11.3%
If any one of those currencies crashes, the IMF can switch that currency out for another one. That strong Dollar component can change instantly to Chinese, Russian or Swiss currency. Is this the first step by the IMF in an attempt to limit the possible damage from a US dollar collapse? It is certainly a chink in the Petrodollar system. All I am suggesting is that YOU pay attention.

Some very smart people have been talking about 2014 as the year when everything changes. The problem is that the vast majority of those changes will happen in smoke-filled back rooms, away from the public eye. You won’t see them until it’s too late to do anything about it. I don’t believe ANY of the data coming from the IMF or the US Government. I just created a chart on the IMF website showing US inflation at about 2%. When President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.89 on the East Coast, today it is $3.89. Not being a billionaire, I do my own grocery shopping and notice how food prices are going up weekly. The Stock Market keeps going up too, but on very small volume. The big boys are buying Put Options so they will flourish when the market crashes.
Warren Buffett is putting his money in hard assets such as railroads, oil and gas. When Buffett acquired BNSF Railroad he likened the railroad’s foresight to the biblical figure Noah and his Ark, “Like Noah, who foresaw early on the need for dependable transportation, we know it’s our job to plan ahead.”

U.S. banks are picking our pockets in every conceivable way. I once cashed a Wells Fargo Check in a Wells Fargo Bank and they charged me $5 because I didn’t have an account with them. The rest of that story is that I WILL NEVER HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH WELLS FARGO. One of my banks, ARVEST, decided to start charging a monthly fee for me to let them use my money. They did it while I was in the hospital and I didn’t much like the idea. The regional bank manager told me he could change my account to a free one since my balance would support it. I said, “No thanks, I no longer trust your bank.” I hope you have not forgotten that OUR government used OUR money to bail out the banks. Many local banks are now run by succeeding generations of the founders. These latter day managers would not make a wart on the founder’s behind. US banks are not all that competitive in the real world. Pay Pal sprung up while bankers were having their portraits painted. What else is about to happen will really shock them when they find out. Facebook, for example, could facilitate user-to-user payments for less money than a bank charges. There are rumors that Facebook plans to do that very thing by making it possible for people to send payments and store money via its social network. A Facebook spokesperson “declines to comment on rumors and speculation.”

The United States is no longer competitive with other countries and things are getting worse. A few states are still competitive but most become less competitive every single day. State Legislators are lobbied to spend money, not to save taxpayers’ money. Don’t think China, Russia and Saudi are not thinking about dumping the dollar. Don’t think they will warn you before they do it. Do you think the IRS, EPA, border crisis, Iraq, overregulation, highest corporate tax in the world, unions and Benghazi make the U.S. look more attractive? Do you have a plan; I doubt the Wall Street Talking Heads have a plan. If they were so smart they would not still be working. The Obama Regime has a plan and it does not include America or Americans. Read my blog, THE WORLD IS ENOUGH FOR OBAMA.

So what are people doing to prepare for the possible crash? Those who can afford it are buying as much gold and silver as they can. Others who have little extra cash are stocking up on extra essentials with a long shelf-life. Some people have fled the US, entirely. The people of Noah’s time did nothing until the door of the Ark was closed and no options were available to them.

In LUKE 21, Jesus speaks about the end times and then says this: 32 “I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. 34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

May God bless and keep you,
Gene

THE WORLD IS ENOUGH FOR OBAMA

June 23, 2014

ObamaWorld

 

 

It may appear that Barack Hussein Obama has no clue and no plan; nothing could be farther from the truth.  Obama and his confederates know where they are going and have mapped their plan to get there.  News Anchors who are paid millions of dollars, Radio Talk Show Hosts, Major Newspapers, TV Networks and the talking heads sometimes react to what Obama does to overwhelm the United States system but seemingly have no clue what it’s all about.  If you will take the time to read carefully and share this Blog, at least you and your friends will know and understand even as Barack prepares to accept a second Nobel Peace Prize.

 

You and I have our circle of friends who mostly share our values, religious beliefs, hopes for the future and love of our country.  We don’t lie, cheat or steal; we are just little hard working fish trying to survive in a big pond.  When we dine or shop we run into other little fish.  In our pond we also find sharks, snakes and snapping turtles.  These big fish don’t dine with us and we don’t see them in shopping malls or at Lowes.  Let me tell you who those predators are on a global scale.  They are private international financiers and the royal, dynastic and hereditary land owning families of Britain, Europe and America which over the years have intermarried to create a self regenerating power structure that through lies and deception seeks to control everything and everyone on earth. Through their control of the ability to create money, they are able to exercise control over all the power centers of society including the corporations, the media, culture creation, the educational system, the historical societies, the political system, the military, religion, foundations and other non-governmental organizations, medicine, and law. Over time they have extended their network of control to include elites from countries all over the world working towards the same end.

 

As you continue to read I ask you to remember one thing, Almighty God is not surprised by any of this.  While the Holy Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the end times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days. For a hundred years the Global Elites have pinned their hopes on one person after another. A promising, exciting figure arose once who stirred the imagination of millions of people.  He was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1938 and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.  It took most of the world to stop him and his confederates.  His name was Adolf Hitler and more than 50 million people died as a result of his quest for world domination.

 

These Global Elites pull the strings of the puppets they use to achieve their goals.  The general tribe of Globalists thinks they are pulling strings and making decisions but, in reality, they are also pawns of the core group of billionaire puppet masters.  You don’t see these folks playing checkers at the general store.  Even if you were sleeping on one of their yachts you would probably not be able to catch a glimpse of them. They probably don’t support you but there are plenty of willing accomplices both Democrats and Republicans whom they do support.  Unless a person is in bed with the elites they will probably never become President, Speaker, Majority or Minority leader. The Globalists were dealt a huge defeat recently when the House Majority Leader lost to a man of principle who could only raise a tiny fraction of a million dollars against tens of millions available to Eric Cantor.

 

The elites select their eunuchs very carefully. They have to be people they can easily control who have no morals, convictions or strongly held beliefs.  Do you remember how Joe Biden described Barack Obama?  “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”  Globalists need teleprompter readers, not inspiring leaders.

 

You have probably seen how the Globalists work in harmony to bring about their New World Order objectives and scratch each other’s backs.  In 2001 the United Nations became a Nobel Peace Prize winner. In 2009, just months after being sworn in as president, Barack Obama was tossed the Peace Prize.  The IMF, World Bank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the United Nations, NATO, and hundreds of other non-governmental organizations embrace the objective of nothing less than the subjugation of everyone on the planet as servants to a one world government.  For those of you in Rio Linda, servant means slave.

 

Please allow me introduce you to the people whose writings inspired Obama to complete the task of collapsing our economic system, Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven. Cloward and Piven authored the Cloward-Piven strategy which was a long time coming and is fully in place in the United States.

 

This isn’t some conspiracy theory being set forth as these two former Columbia professors wrote about collapsing the economy and how they planned to do it in the article they co-authored in the 1960′s called, “Mobilizing the Poor: How it Could Be Done.” Six months after the initial publication, it was published in The Nation, under the title “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.”

 

Both publications were inspired by their belief in “social justice and fundamentally transformative change in America.” Interesting choice of words made famous by Barack Obama who promised to fundamentally transform America?

 

Cloward and Piven wrote and published their article which outlined the best way to bring the kind of extreme radical social change to economically destroy America. In their estimation, the plan was designed to overwhelm the system and bring about the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with impossible demands and bring on an economic collapse mostly accomplished by the imposition of a massive welfare system made necessary by a contrived failing economy.  Can you see how every agency of the federal government is working tirelessly toward this end?  The EPA plans to require property owners to get permits to use their own water wells that have been in the family for generations and fine them $30,000 a day if they don’t have the permits.  I have been waiting three and a half years for the VA to act on my appeal of my Agent Orange claim.  Can ranchers wait three and a half years to water their cattle?  I am still waiting.

 

The number of full-time working Americans drops day by day but there are approximately 96 million as compared to the growing number of 101 million Americans receiving some form of welfare. If Obama has not achieved the Cloward and Piven goal of overwhelming the American economy, the fat lady is certainly approaching the microphone.  Stir in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and you have the recipe to achieve the Globalist Agenda.

 

Mix in a little homicidal terrorism, and the Weather Underground that fully embraced Cloward and Piven’s strategies. TARP, representing the greatest wealth transfer in American history, is another example of collapsing the system and the plan had its roots in the partnership of philosophy between the Weather Underground and Cloward and Piven. TARP was largely written by the Apollo Alliance, whose alumni include Obama appointee, Van Jones. In New York, the Apollo Alliance is headed by Weather Underground co-founder, Jeff Jones, who was a partner and close friend to Bill Ayers in the radical terrorist group and in whose living room Barack Obama launched his political career in Chicago.

 

George Soros is the source of funding for most of these radical groups.  Soros and Jeff Jones went into one of the poorest sections of New York and gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of our stimulus money.

 

The ACORN connections are infamous. These “community organizers” are receiving untold billions of taxpayer dollars, despite massive voter registration fraud and corruption. Still, Congress won’t turn off the tap. Think about the millions of illegal aliens, the tons of regulations, the millions on welfare, Obamacare, global warming, the subprime mortgage scheme and giving arms to our enemies.  Does it sound like someone is trying to overload the system in the spirit of Alinsky, Cloward and Piven?

 

Comrade Obama’s ascension to the presidency has been a long time in the making. Interestingly, Barack Obama’s past associates especially the communist terrorists who funded his Harvard legal education and ultimately launched his political career as an Illinois state senator, namely, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, have been in lockstep with Obama his entire adult life. However, Dohrn and Ayers were not the first to indoctrinate Obama with the Marxist communist philosophy. For that information, we have to begin with Frank Marshall Davis.

 

Obama’s real father, Frank Marshall Davis, was a member of the Communist Party and a former Soviet Agent who was under FBI investigation for a total of 19 years.  In 1948, Davis moved from Chicago to Hawaii leaving behind a colleague named Vernon Jarrett, father-in-law of Senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Yes, the Jarrett’s are communists as well. Both Jarrett and Davis wrote for a left-wing newspaper called the Chicago Defender in which they advocated a communist takeover of the United States Government which contained many of Cloward and Piven’s strategies. In 1971, Davis, according to Joel Gilbert, was reunited with his then nine-year-old son, Barack Obama, and schooled him in the ways of being a good communist for the next nine years.

 

It is interesting to note that Senior White House Advisers, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett were both “Red Diaper Babies,” in which they were the sons and daughters of well-to-do parents who desired to live under communism and lived out their dreams through their children’s revolutionary activities. Other notable red-diaper babies include such notables as Rahm Emanuel and Eric Holder. The Obama administration is just one big happy “red” family aren’t they?

 

Valerie Jarrett’s situation is particularly interesting in that her family and the Ayers family have been multi-generational friends which also included a marriage between the two families. Much of the Obama administration is a nest of communists and this should serve to gravely concern every American citizen.

 

Those who financed the education of the promising foreign student at Harvard and Bill Ayers began grooming Obama to become America’s first communist President during Obama’s college years. Their relationship continues into the present time as it is on record that Ayers visited the White House the first time in August of 2009.  Since the Communist Party USA endorsed Obama and backs him to the hilt. it is clear that Obama is their man!

 

Cloward and Piven instructed activists, such as the one’s in the Weather Underground, that if a crisis did not exist, promote or manufacture one by exaggerating some threatening predicament. Global warming and healthcare would certainly fit the description, wouldn’t it?  Obamacare is turning America into a nation of part time workers to avoid the regulations and taxes associated with the program and this will undoubtedly bankrupt most small businesses.  The primary agenda of bringing on of an economic collapse was achieved through the development of contrived economic crises designed to weaken the economy. The free trade agreements shifted millions of jobs to overseas labor markets after Wall Street got Congress to do away with American jobs by eliminating tariffs.

 

Now that I have set the stage for you and shown you why Barack Obama is more respected by America’s enemies than American Citizens, I will reveal the plan of his handlers. You deserve to know what the billions of dollars in foreign aid, the release of terrorists and the coddling of communists will buy.  You know that power is intoxicating and that Obama loves to shut down golf courses so he can play golf, shut down hotels so he can have everything to himself and shut down cities so he can travel unfettered to fundraising events.  You know Obama will never be satisfied to be just another Jimmy Carter, George Bush or Bill Clinton.

 

The plan for the Kenyan wonder boy is to become Secretary-General of the United Nations.  It was FDR, the Daddy Warbucks of big government socialism, who proposed the creation of the United Nations in the first place.  The UN Headquarters is in New York City, yet no American has ever served as the Chief Honcho.

 

The Secretary-General acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the UN and is defined as the organization’s “chief administrative officer”.  The office has evolved into a dual role of an administrator of the UN organization and a diplomat and mediator addressing disputes between member states and finding consensus to global issues.

 

The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly, after being recommended by the Security Council, where the permanent members have veto power. There are no specific criteria for the post, but over the years it has become accepted that the post shall be held for one or two terms of five years, that the post shall be appointed on the basis of geographical rotation, and that the Secretary-General shall not originate from one of the five permanent Security Council member states. The current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon, who replaced Kofi Annan in 2007 and was elected for a second term to conclude at the end of 2016.

 

Certainly the United States is one of the five permanent members of the Security Council and that might stop the likes of Bill Clinton from becoming Secretary-General.  The Clintons are light weights and couldn’t even pass socialized medicine.  Hillary is a little sharper having been the first Arkansan elected U.S. Senator from New York.  Barack Obama is a horse of a different color who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.  He da man!  He may even step down as president to ascend to the throne of the UN and let Joe Biden destroy a few things for a few months.  The fawning UN members would do anything to have a leader like Barack and he can even decide to become a Kenyan Citizen again if necessary.

 

Nothing is set in concrete so the fall back position is Martial Law to prevent the sacking and burning of what will be left of America in two and a half years.  Under Martial Law, Obama could become permanent Dictator.

 

So you see, it makes no sense to destroy America unless you expect to become nobility in the New World Order.  Most of the enablers for the Democrats and Obama have no idea what is in store for them.  If they’re lucky, they’ll get a job in the rice paddies of the New World Order.

HOW DEMOCRATS CONCEAL THEIR CORRUPTION

June 2, 2014

RostenFoley

A quarter of a century ago the United States Congressional Post Office was used as a big Cookie Jar by corrupt politicians. The scandal was discovered when corruption among various Congressional Post Office employees and members of the United States House of Representatives was discovered and investigated. We all know investigations take time, lots of time, when they involve Democrats. This investigation began in 1991 and finally exhausted all avenues of stalling and obfuscating three years later.

The lengthy investigation begin by the United States Capitol Police into a single embezzlement charge against a single employee but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Evidence rapidly led to the inclusion of several other employees, before top Democrats in the House of Representatives moved to shut down the whole line of inquiry, despite protests from Frank Kerrigan, chief of the Capitol Police.

A new investigation was started by the United States Postal Service, which eventually submitted a report which was held in silence by Speaker Thomas Foley (D-WA) until media reports of embezzlement and money laundering leaked out. After that, the Democratic apologists including almost all of the Media in the United States, developed the tight lipped disease where Democratic Scandals are involved. They became as mum as the National Security Agency about unconstitutional spying on law abiding citizens and our best allies. I know, the Speaker of the House setting on a report of criminal activity by fellow Congressmen causes you to gasp with shock and dismay.

The issue again subsided until July 1993, when former Postmaster Rota pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, implicating House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski and former Representative Joe Kolter in an illegal scheme to trade stamps or official House postal vouchers for cash. Soon thereafter Representative Istook began calling for an Ethics Committee investigation of these allegations. Largely on the argument that an Ethics Committee investigation might interfere with the workings of an ongoing grand jury inquiry, Istook agreed not to force a vote on his request, but did introduce a resolution (H.Res. 238) calling for such a probe. The resolution had 60 cosponsors.

 
Istook’s request had been pending for six months. In the meantime, authority for the first grand jury expired and a second panel had to start work anew, this time under the third U.S. Attorney to supervise the case — a Clinton appointee. Istook argues that further delay based on potential grand jury action is unwarranted, if indeed it was ever justified. As the House was preparing to leave for a week-long recess on February 10, 1994, Istook gave notice that he would demand a vote on his request for an Ethics Committee investigation as soon as the House returns. Since this is a matter of privilege under House Rules, the Speaker must schedule the vote within two legislative days, making it necessary for the House to consider the issue within a day of its return on February 22.

The Constitution gives the House the authority, and by implication the responsibility, to discipline its members. In other cases House leaders have acted aggressively to preserve the prerogatives of the House to discipline Members, rejecting attempts by the executive branch or the judiciary. This separation of powers argument is a key justification, for instance, for congressional self- exemptions from legal requirements or enforcement procedures under many civil rights and worker protection laws. Representative Rose, who chaired the original Post Office investigation, claimed that Ethics Committee action regarding alleged deficiencies in his own financial disclosure statements precludes subsequent court action on the same charges. The logic of these arguments would demand that the Justice Department stand aside for an internal House probe of its Post Office, rather than the other way around. At a minimum it is clear that there is no legal or constitutional requirement for the House to delay an inquiry into the conduct of its own Members in anticipation of potential action by the executive branch.

Istook responded to charges that a House inquiry might interfere with the Justice Department probe by requiring, in his resolution, that the Ethics Committee cooperate with Justice and by allowing the committee to suspend its inquiry with respect to any Member who is already under investigation. While media attention has focused on allegations regarding Representative Rostenkowski, Istook’s resolution orderd a broader inquiry which would determine whether other Members violated House rules in connection with the Post Office. Such matters might well fall below the standard for criminal prosecution, but still could warrant internal House action.

Finally, Istook argues against the House simply awaiting executive branch action, pointing out that the Reno Justice Department’s record in politically sensitive cases including Whitewater, the death of Vincent Foster, and the State Department personnel files (where Justice refused to prosecute, despite a recommendation from the State Department’s Inspector General), inspires little confidence. It was in anticipation of precisely this sort of politically sensitive situation that the Constitution granted Congressmen partial immunity from arrest and gave each House power to discipline its own Members. Abdicating that responsibility in such a high profile case would again show that the House is incapable of managing its internal affairs, and strengthen arguments for remedies such as independent counsels and subjecting Members to executive branch regulators.

By this time, the House Post Office scandal had dragged on for three years. Despite the criminal convictions of several staff members, House leaders continued to resist a thorough investigation of Representatives’ conduct. While caution to avoid interference with criminal probes might be appropriate, such external efforts are no excuse for the House failing to deal with its internal scandal. Istook’s motion for an Ethics Committee investigation would ensure that House Members could no longer avoid this issue.

Following a public outcry and media reports that revealed embezzlement and drug sales had taken place in the House Post Office. Democratic leaders referred the matter to the House Administration Committee, which established an investigative task force. The task force’s investigation was marked by partisan disputes, leading to the issuance of separate Republican and Democratic reports. Democratic Task Force Leader Charles Rose of North Carolina declared the matter closed, but the Republican report raised numerous questions about illegal activity and mismanagement in the Post Office, noting that many issues could not be resolved by the task force because important records were unavailable and because Rota and other Post Office employees were not questioned under oath. Rota subsequently admitted that he misled the task force. The House agreed to put the Post Office under the control of a new, nonpartisan administrator, but took no action to clarify questions raised by the Republican task force report or to investigate and consider disciplinary action against specific employees or Members, a step which can be taken only by the Ethics Committee.

Investigations always have a way of putting the Media and the Citizens at ease. Government Investigations, especially Inspector General Investigations are usually just cover-ups and ways to keep from embarrassing the government. They’re not unlike government meetings where NOTHING EVER GETS DONE! Democrats never change, nothing to see here, move along, what me worry? Do I need to mention Benghazi here and the torture deaths of four Americans? Back in the 1990′s, who played the part of Elijah Cummings and Nancy Pelosi? Was there anybody piercing enough to drown out inquiries?

It was when Congressional Postmaster Robert Rota pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, implicating Representatives Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL) and Joe Kolter (D-PA) that the log jam broke. The Congressmen were accused of heading a conspiracy to launder Post Office money through stamps and postal vouchers. Yes Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore, the Lawmakers are exposed as Lawbreakers. Sleaze taking place right there in the Nation’s Capitol, what will the Watergate Burglars think?

The climax was reached when Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Dan Rostenkowski was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison. The ever compassionate and empathetic President Bill Clinton pardoned Rostenkowski in 2000 so he could run for office again and vote for Democrats along with all the dead people.

Rostenkowski’s conviction rattled the Democratic Party. Prior to the scandal, his position as Ways and Means Chairman made him one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C. His conviction in 1995 accentuated the corrupt nature of Congress at a time when the president experienced a “scandal-a-week.” At the same time, another House Scandal involving check kiting gripped the body. The scandals engulfing the Democratic Party in the early-to-mid 1990s helped lead to the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994.

The Democrats had ruled the House of Representatives for around 40 years. The lengthy run led to arrogance and corruption culminating in several House scandals. The Post Office Scandal helped bring down one of the most powerful men in the capitol and combined with a banking scandal and Clinton Administration scandals to destroy the Democratic majority. The 1994 elections shocked the Democrats to their core and led to a GOP majority for 12 years.

Now dear friends, you can change the names of the criminals and change the scandal from the Congressional Post Office to Benghazi, the IRS, NSA or Fast and Furious and you have the story. Congressman Trey Gowdy has yet to write the latest Chapter. Who will go to Federal Prison this time? Is there anybody left in Washington who will object, strenuously object, to criminal behavior involving the ruling class? Has lawlessness and corruption grown to be so ingrained that even Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley won’t even find it newsworthy? That’s a rhetorical question.

UPDATE: Dan Rostenkowski wrote an article defending Chicago politics titled, “In Defense of Chicago Politics.” Here is the first paragraph:
“During my career as a public official, I always tried to steer away from the minority of my colleagues who viewed public service as a potential commercial enterprise. They’ve always been there and can be found in state capitols and in Washington.”

Uhhhhh, Dan Rostenkowski (D – Illinois) who was booted out of the U.S. House of Representatives after being indicted on 17 felony charges, including the theft of $695,000 in taxpayer and campaign money….Hardly the actions of someone who should be writing about political ethics and morality.

Can you believe Rosty had the audacity to show his face in general, let alone during a Chicago bribe scandal……. can you believe the Democrat Party wants this felon piping up to defend the Chicago machine. It doesn’t make sense, but I’m pretty sure that logic and decency has never been a hallmark of the Democrat Party since Harry Truman left the White House and drove himself and Bess back to Missouri.

A Better Way to Treat Our Veterans

May 31, 2014

BureaucratLazy

 

While there are 22 million Veterans in America, only about 6 million receive any VA healthcare. Six million is roughly the population of the San Francisco – San Jose area. The requested VA budget for 2014 exceeds 150 billion. Just to put this in perspective, the budget asks for $25,000 on average for each of those 6 million vets. Of course, the VA does some other things like set on service connected disability claims for years and years and cook the books so all the bureaucrats can fatten up their already fat salaries. Nevertheless, with the logistics of trying to reach veterans with healthcare and the inefficiencies of the government bureaucratic unionized system, American Taxpayers are simply not getting their money’s worth. I think we have all clearly seen that our veterans are dying while waiting for the most basic medical treatment and disability claims take years and years.

You hear talk about Corporate Welfare but few are talking about Bureaucrat Welfare. It’s not enough that bureaucrats are paid for 40 hours a week plus bonuses and per diem when traveling to exotic places to conferences where they can learn how to cook the books, they get so much more. VA employees get paid for 10 holidays, 13 days sick leave and 13 days paid leave beginning on their first day of employment. After a few years the paid vacation doubles to 26 days a year. If the bureaucrat is in the reserves or National Guard, they receive 15 days military leave each year. In other words, while the reservist is getting paid by the government for annual training, he or she is also receiving their full civil service pay and accruing sick leave and paid leave. If you pretend to be productive by cooking the books, you can also receive huge bonuses. Then there is subsidized healthcare, life insurance, training and great travel. That per diem I mentioned can exceed $300 a day.

As a result of probably 20 million illegal aliens roaming through our country along with the Obamacare boot on their necks, many hospitals are struggling and even going out of business. This includes very good hospitals efficiently run and staffed with fairly paid competent non-unionized employees. Sure, the Federal Government tries to make it as difficult as possible for any hospital and any business to survive by over-regulating them but many find a way to continue to serve the public in spite of our government.

Now we come to the solution. The only reason this won’t happen is because the unionized employees of the VA are forced to pay union dues and those dues almost entirely go to Democrats. It makes no difference what the bureaucrats want, the union bosses and Democratic leaders are joined at the hip. But if my solution were to go into effect, the fat cat book cookers would be looking for a job like millions of other Americans. My solution is to phase out the great VA experiment and replace it with Veterancare, an insurance program for qualified Veterans. Unlike Medicare, Veterancare would be designed so that Doctors and Hospitals would welcome patients. Veterancare would restore veterans to first class citizens again and be good for local communities and their hospitals. As for disability claims, those could be contracted to India or Bangladesh where claims and appeals could easily and cheaply be processed within hours rather than years. My program would free up about $100 billion a year that can go to pay off our $100 trillion national debt and unfunded requirements.

I should also mention that the Veteran Preference for Federal Employment is not working. Unemployment like homelessness, is higher among veterans. This is intolerable and a national disgrace. I would make it mandatory that qualified veterans be hired over nonveterans in every case. Exceptions would have to be approved at the Department level. Decisions to hire nonveterans over veterans would be subject to reviews by a Veteran Employment Panel prior to the hiring. The panel would be appointed by the National Leader of these organizations:

American Ex-Prisoners of War
American Gold Star Mothers
Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America
Disabled American Veterans
Gold Star Wives of America
Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of the United States
Korea Veterans of America
Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A
Military Order of the World Wars
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Legion of Valor of the USA
The American Legion

Decisions of the panel would be final.

Okay, that fixes the VA, next we can use the same logic on the IRS, EPA, BLM, HHS, TSA, DOL, NSA, well, I think you get the picture. Do you truly trust those fat cat bureaucrats to tell us how to live our lives, tell us what to feed our kids, regulating our fish ponds, even telling us what kind of light bulbs we can buy? Do you think we can continue to pay government employees twice what employees are paid in the private sector while performing less than half the work. Do you think it will EVER be possible to get a day’s work for two day’s pay out of any bureaucrat? Is there any hope for America?

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

May 30, 2014

Hillary

 

Hillary Clinton is a Lawyer and Cattle Futures Trader who wrote her 1969 Thesis on Saul Alinsky. what if Hillary alibied for other people besides Obama?

Nixon: What difference, at this point, does it make? Whether the Watergate burglars were out for a walk and decided to burglarize the Democratic Office and find out how the Democrats are so successful garnering the support of dead voters or it was a preplanned event, what difference does it make!

Stanley McChrystal: What difference, at this point, does it make? Whether the Rolling Stone Magazine wanted to get the most successful battlefield general fired or whether they just wanted to sell magazines, what difference does it make?

Rod Blagojevich: What difference, at this point, does it make? Whether Governor Blago was out for a stroll and wanted to sell a United States Senate Seat to the highest bidder or whether he was walking his French Poodle, what difference does it make?

Anthony Weiner: What difference, at this point, does it make? Whether Weiner was out for a stroll and wanted to educate young women on the anatomy of dirty old men or whether he was conducting a medical experiment, what difference does it make?

Jessie Jackson, Junior: What difference, at this point, does it make? Whether Junior was strolling by a Jewelry Store and decided to spend $43,000 of campaign funds for a Rolex Watch or whether he just wanted to join the four former Illinois governors in prison, what difference does it make?

Dan Rostenkowski: What difference, at this point, does it make? Whether the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee was out for a stroll and just wanted to embezzle money from the House Post Office like everybody else or he thought the Post Office was a Cookie Jar, what difference does it make? (For my report on the Post Office Scandal and how it relates to Benghazi, keep reading my Blogs)

Do Bureaucrats Work for You?

May 23, 2014

VagasConf

Have you noticed that federal employees have become termites eating away at the very fiber of America? You watched as the Obama Administration fenced off National War Memorials while government workers held lavish conferences replete with expensive wine and suites. Federal employees receive pay and perks that far exceed those of the private sector, especially retirement benefits that are almost unheard of in the real world. But maybe the biggest advantage of all is job security, immunity from getting fired no matter how serious the delinquency. There is a pattern of acceptance of wrongdoing that is bound to produce more misbehavior in the absence of fear of losing one’s job. You better set down before you read the rest of the story. While veterans are dying while waiting for treatment that never comes because of phony appointment lists, bureaucrats get merit bonuses on top of huge salaries. IRS employees received these bonuses while targeting conservative groups even though the bureaucrats owe back taxes. You can’t make this stuff up!

Jim McElhatton reports in the Washington Times:

A program analyst at the Department of Housing and Urban Development spent up to three hours a day for five years working on private business deals — including once arranging to supply lap dancers for a private party — while he was supposed to be doing government work.

Another HUD employee — an auditor — was investigated for running a trucking business from her government office, according to investigative records obtained by The Washington Times.

In both cases, the investigators referred their findings to prosecutors, who declined to press criminal charges, sending the cases back to HUD officials, who let both employees remain on the job.

Why should they be allowed to steal from taxpayers and keep their jobs? They have been paid for the time they were using for their own private benefit. They stole that pay. Case closed.

Out of millions of federal bureaucrats, Rep. John L. Mica of Florida said at a hearing into the EPA misconduct, “I can probably count all the people on two hands I’ve seen fired, but something needs to be changed when people are breaking the law, when you have this GS-14 sitting there abusing his position, his salary, ripping off the taxpayers.”

For the most part Rep. Mica was right. I have a good memory, in fact, I never forget. Thirty-three years ago Air Traffic Controllers demanded an across the board pay raise of $10,000 and a 32 hour work week. That was when starting pay was about $20,000. To get their way, 13,000 controllers walked out causing chaos and airline flight cancellations. While Jimmy Carter made sure bureaucrats could unionize, it is not legal for bureaucrats to strike. The 11,000 controllers who refused to return to work were fired by President Ronald Reagan. They were fired and they stayed fired. Yes Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more. Do you think these bureaucrats at the Veterans Administration Hospitals, IRS, EPA, DOJ, BLM and NSA would still be on the job if Ronald Reagan was president? President Obama is mad as hell but too busy fund raising and golfing to actually do anything. Eric Shinseki is mad as hell but has reigned over the VA for a long time while veterans die waiting for help. What has Shinseki done besides fiddle and make promises? Do you remember that Obama fired hundreds of Generals, Admirals, Captains and Colonels. One Four Star General because of comments made by his staff that were reported in the Rolling Stone Magazine.

The day the Post Office allowed workers to become unionized was the day the Post Office began to die a slow agonizing death. Talk about bad ideas, the worst of all is to allow government employees to belong to unions. One bureaucrat negotiates with another bureaucrat for benefits. Labor wants three hours a week to exercise while being paid. Heck, what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander. Management would like some of that free exercise time too.

There is no black lung, child labor problems, sweat shops or poor working conditions in the government. There is no excuse for unions. If government employees are going to bargain for benefits it should be between federal workers and taxpayers, not between federal workers and federal workers. The only reason federal employees are permitted to unionize is because almost 100% of their donations go to Democrats.

Union activity in the private sector has been dropping for years but there are more than a million union members working for the federal government. Maybe that’s why the Obama Administration has no qualms about cutting pay and benefits for veterans and Armed Forces Personnel, they are not represented by unions. When a pension cut is mentioned for federal employees, the unions start screaming. The President of the American Federation of Government Employees had this to say, “Despite the extraordinarily hard work of several Congressional leaders, AFGE cannot support any budget deal that asks for more from federal employees. AFGE represents more than just the 670,000 federal and D.C government employees on the rolls today, but every other federal worker who will one day take the oath and be forced to live with this needless pension cut.” I wonder, can we ask federal employees to do more? Maybe give us taxpayers a day’s work for a day’s pay?

Employees at a Missouri facility awarded $1.2 billion to process Obamacare applications told a local news station that they were “just doing nothing — absolutely nothing” over the past several months.

“You sit there and you wait and you wait and you wait,” one employee told KMOV, a Saint Louis TV Station.

Over her six months at the facility, she said she processed only six total applications; another employee was told by her supervisor that processing just one or two applications per month was sufficient.

To pass the time, employees would play Pictionary, 20 Questions, and create other games.

“Just doing nothing — absolutely nothing,” the first employee described her day. “Looking at each other, comparing each others’ scarves — ‘Oh, that’s cute’ — that’s it, no work.”

KMOV reports that the Wentzville, Missouri operation is run by British-owned company Serco, which received $1.2 billion to hire employees to process applications.

If government employees can enjoy a stay in a luxury hotel made famous on The Bachelor, then surely Congress could find somewhere to make spending cuts. In November, a group of federal government employees connected with the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force enjoyed a trip to St. Croix, courtesy of taxpayers. Though no reports of long bar tabs and souvenir receipts have surfaced like the General Services Administration run up at their Las Vegas conference, a few details have raised eyebrows.

Government employees stayed in the Buccaneer Hotel, a beachfront resort made famous by the television show The Bachelor. At a time of supposedly tight budgets, the task force could have at least proposed a more modest way to hear from regional governors and others about the status of the coral reefs.

Further, the trip itself did nothing directly to improve the environment. Taxpayers can only hope the week of lecturers and public events along with the annual business meeting will eventually produce something in the way of improved environmental quality.

Perhaps no obscenely wasteful spending took place over the week, that much is unclear. But also unclear is why this program exists in the first place. With the task force spread across 11 different federal agencies, it is difficult to understand how much it costs taxpayers and whether it is successful or not. There are many nonprofit organizations, research institutes, universities, clubs, community groups, networking coalitions, and businesses in the Caribbean alone working to improve coral reefs and educate the public. The Coral Reef Alliance lists 10 pages worth of organizations working on coral reef issues in the U.S. With such a clear and committed effort, why are taxpayers footing the bill (the size and effectiveness of which is unclear) for the federal government to join the party?

Even with a national debt of $17 trillion and counting, some in Congress are maneuvering to replace spending cuts from sequestration with even more spending. But stories of wasteful spending cropping up now and then make clear that if the federal government can “afford” such questionable purchases, clearly there is room to cut. The longer Congress waits to budget, the more important cutting wasteful spending and tackling the nation’s debt becomes.

Have you heard any politician run on a platform of holding federal employees and contractors accountable for their behavior? Are any politicians advocating doing away with the great federal union experiment? Who’s watching YOUR money? Do federal bureaucrats work for you or the union bosses?

The VA is Yet Another Wretched Failure

May 6, 2014

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Enough is enough, the VA has failed miserably and American Legion National Commander Dan Dellinger has the courage to call for the resignations of the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, Under Secretary of Health Robert Petzel and Under Secretary of Benefits Allison Hickey. The American Legion is the largest Veterans organization and a loud voice for Veterans, not for heartless, ineffective bureaucrats. I served on the National Executive Committee for three years and I can tell you it took real leadership and courage to move the Legion to this decision. This is NOT PARTISAN, Veterans are more important than politics.

Allegations from multiple whistleblowers of a secret waiting list at the Phoenix VA Health Care System that may have resulted in the death of approximately 40 veterans have finally made the news. Last year even the VA’s own Office of Medical Inspector reported that clerks at the VA clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado, were instructed how to falsify appointment records so it appeared the small staff of doctors was seeing patients within the agency’s goal of 14 days. “These disturbing reports are part of what appear to be a pattern of scandals that has infected the entire system,” Dellinger said, noting issues that have come up in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia, “Those problems need addressed at the highest level – starting with new leadership. The existing leadership has exhibited a pattern of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership that has been amplified in recent weeks.”

Dellinger said that the failure to disclose safety information or to cover up mistakes is unforgivable – as is fostering a culture of nondisclosure. “VA leadership has demonstrated its incompetence through preventable deaths of veterans, long wait times for medical care, a benefits claims backlog numbering in excess of 596,000, and the awarding of bonuses to senior executives who have overseen such operations,” he said. “Some veterans have waited years to have their claims decided. That same leadership has failed to provide answers to why these issues continue to occur.”

Dellinger said that while errors and lapses can occur in any system, “The American Legion expects when such errors and lapses are discovered, that they are dealt with swiftly and that the responsible parties are held accountable. This has not happened at the Department of Veterans Affairs. There needs to be a change, and that change needs to occur at the top.“

When asked by media what the Legion would do if the trio didn’t resign, Dellinger said a draft of the request was being sent to the White House. “This is a very serious situation,” he said. “The administration needs to take steps now. It’s long overdue. Whenever you’re talking about a patient’s life – a veteran’s life – in jeopardy, it’s always serious.”

James Pert served as a Marine in Vietnam. Diagnosed with skin cancer, diabetes and Post Traumatic Stress, he died as he waited for a medical appointment at the Phoenix VA Medical Center. “How could they treat him so badly, when he served his country so honorably?” his widow, Sandy Pert, said to the International Business Times.

The interview came on the heels of a shocking CNN report that administrators at the hospital kept a secret waiting list, which included veterans waiting more than 200 days for an appointment. Not surprisingly, more than 40 veterans may have needlessly died while waiting. The other list – the one that was not kept secret, according to Dr. Sam Foote –included only patients that would be seen in the next 15 days, a reasonable period intended to make executives look good and earn generous bonuses for the top brass.

More disturbing is that this is not isolated to the Grand Canyon State. More reports of “fixed” scheduling are coming from places like Fort Collins, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

As national commander of The American Legion, Dan Dellinger was able to meet with President Obama in the Oval Office a few weeks ago. He expressed The American Legion’s strong concerns about service at the VA and also discussed the unacceptable benefits backlog and poor access to facilities with Shinseki. American Legion Senior Staff Members met with top VA officials and found the meetings far less than satisfactory and the answers not very forthcoming. In fact, the secretary didn’t seem to fully appreciate the seriousness of the situation and, at the time, didn’t feel anybody needed to be replaced. If it were a private institution or if the executives were still in the military, they would be relieved of duty.

VA’s senior leaders didn’t seem to realize that one great tragedy of these delays and needless deaths is that they undeniably besmirch the compassionate work of thousands of dedicated VA employees and the outstanding care that many facilities provide. A few years ago, Unfortunately, the Legion does not see VA enacting the culture change that it so desperately needs with the current leadership in place. Senior VA leaders have isolated themselves from the media and, more importantly, from answering to their shareholders, America’s veterans.

The Legion looks forward to hearing the results of the VA Inspector General’s report and The American Legion welcomes Senator Bernie Sanders’ intention to hold hearings based on the IG’s findings.

Putting Phoenix VA director Sharon Helman and two other senior executives on administrative leave with full pay and benefits is a typical response for government Agencies. VA clearly has a widespread problem that goes beyond the misbehavior of three people. Moreover, VA has been dragging its feet in dealing with the backlog of disability claims and modernizing its records. The private sector would never tolerate such inefficiency and callousness. Neither should veterans.

What’s wrong with America? Welfare claims are expedited at the speed of light, heck just about anybody can get food stamps including millionaires, drug dealers, high class call girls, illegal aliens and yes, even government bureaucrats. Have you forgotten about the $2,000 debit cards handed out like candy after Katrina? Many of them fell into the wrong hands like the Captain of the crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship tripped and fell into a lifeboat. By the time it was all said and done, a billion dollars was wasted giving aid to people using prison inmate’s names or claiming their home was in a cemetery. Stuff happens but stuff just does not happen that favors Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

On a personal note, I was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam and at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas. Eventually, I was awarded a couple of hundred dollars a month for ONLY one of my ailments and that money was taken out of my pension. The VA robbed Gene McVay to pay Gene McVay. I know, I know, that should have made me ecstatic but I am one of those greedy Veterans who would like to have what I’m owed according to the law. Like hundreds of thousands of other Veterans, I appealed the VA decision making sure the “i’s” were dotted and the “t’s” were crossed. After a year or two I was offered the privilege of driving 340 miles round trip to discuss my case to somebody on TV. My Veteran Service Officer (VSO) and I agreed that nothing needed to be added to my appeal and the VSO notified the VA that I did not desire the meeting. We thought that might expedite consideration. Of course I wasn’t surprised after some time when I received a notification that my scheduled TV meeting had been postponed and rescheduled. Again my VSO notified the VA that I still did not desire the TV meeting.

So, over three years have passed, I lost a kidney, received chemo and radiation paid for by my health insurance and still no word from the VA. I wonder where that claim is setting? Maybe somebody can set it near the water cooler where a bureaucrat might happen to see it? Don’t cry for me, cry for the hundreds of thousands of Veterans in my same boat but without health insurance and even without a home. Veterans are twice as likely to be homeless as the general population and female Veterans are more likely to be homeless than males. I believe the treatment of our Veterans is a preposterous National humiliation but who am I?

I have been a leader in various Veterans Organizations and attended meetings with high ranking VA officials and listened to speeches by the VA Secretary and Under Secretaries promising grandiose things. Veteran Leaders and VA Leaders praise each other while exchanging plaques year after year. The only thing that changes is the faces. The Veterans still languish. Those who can’t take the abuse and lack of care take their own lives. The Suicide rate among Veterans is another National embarrassment. At least 22 Veterans kill themselves every single day and that published rate may be low. The suicide rate among young Veterans under 30 soared by 44% between 2009 and 2011, the latest data available. Americans and our Legislators are concerned about things like Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, saving Desert Tortoises and stopping oil pipelines but prefer to keep Veterans out of sight and out of mind.

Don’t think for a moment that I am a dreamer. I expect nothing to change, in fact, I expect things to get worse. We will NEVER get a day’s work for a day’s pay out of bureaucrats, NEVER. Congress will NEVER outlaw government unions, the workers must be protected from child labor, poor working conditions in air conditioned marble buildings, poor pay that averages twice what is paid in the private sector and black lung disease (sarcasm). Congressmen can write letters and Veterans can plead, hat in hand, but NOTHING will change. The show must go on. The unofficial VA Motto, “Delay, deny and wait until they die” should become the official VA Motto. Our Federal Government is above the Law. Congressmen and Governors go to prison but Bureaucrats are put on PAID administrative leave. Veteran’s claims should be contracted to India or China where they are 1,000 times more efficient. President Obama wants universal healthcare, maybe we can include Veterans. Veterans are people too. With the money spent on VA Healthcare, Veterans could get real Healthcare in real hospitals like real people.

The VA was a good idea in the beginning and worked fine for a while with Five Star General Omar Bradley as Administrator. Bradley told VA workers, “We are dealing with veterans, not procedures; with their problems, not ours.” Make no mistake, Omar Bradley was a great leader and they are all gone. Omar Bradley would not make Major in today’s military. I will leave you with another quote from General Bradley given during a Veterans Day Speech in 1948:

“We have men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

STOP COMMON CORE, FOR THE CHILDREN

May 4, 2014

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Common Core or ObamaEd descended on America like a sandstorm from Hell. With Federal Dollars as bait, State Legislators jumped on the Band Wagon in droves. They passed the Bill and then found out what’s in the Bill. Not all states drank the ObamaEd Kool-Aid, Texas for example. Former U.S. assistant secretary of education Diane Ravitch complains that the standards are untested and are not sufficiently benchmarked. She has company in the liberal Brookings Institution, which worries that national standards won’t fix persistent achievement gaps within states. Brookings has an ally in the libertarian Cato Institute.

Meanwhile, both national teachers unions support the standards, though they want more time before teachers are held ACCOUNTABLE for results.

Here is what Parents need to know before it’s too late to save their children from yet another Grand Socialist Experiment.

DOES COMMON CORE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE?

Not for a 4-year university. It minimally prepares students for the non-collegiate workforce or for non-selective community colleges. Jason Zimba, a key Common Core creator, said that the Common Core can prepare students for non-selective colleges but that it does not prepare students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. He said: “I think it’s a fair critique that it’s a minimal definition of college readiness… but not for the colleges most parents aspire to… Not only not for STEM, it’s also not for selective colleges. For example, for U.C. Berkeley, whether you are going to be an engineer or not, you’d better have precalculus to get into U.C. Berkeley.” Precalculus is a course with college-level algebra and trigonometry that is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus.

IS THERE AN AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR VOTERS TO ALTER THE COMMON CORE?

No. When it changes, it will be changed by those who wrote them. You might call it Education without Representation.

ARE COMMON CORE STANDARDS LOCALLY CONTROLLED?

No. They are under copyright by an unelected, private D.C. group called NGA/CCSSO which has reserved the legal right to alter them. The federal government has made money and waivers conditional on using Common Core standards and tests. The acronym stands for National Governors Association/Council of Chief State School Officers.

DO THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS IMPROVE K-12 EDUCATION?

No one knows. They are an unpiloted experiment. But people who are financially invested in Common Core say yes to the question, while people who aren’t financially interested, and who study and analyze the Common Core standards, say no.

Dr. James Milgram, Stanford University emeritus professor who served on the official Common Core validation committee, said, “I can tell you that my main objection to Core Standards, and the reason I didn’t sign off on them was that they did not match up to international expectations. They were at least 2 years behind the practices in the high achieving countries by 7th grade, and, as a number of people have observed, only require partial understanding of what would be the content of a normal, solid, course in Algebra I or Geometry. Moreover, they cover very little of the content of Algebra II, and none of any higher level course… They will not help our children match up to the students in the top foreign countries when it comes to being hired to top level jobs.“

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas emeritus professor who served on official Common Core validation committee and also refused to sign off on the academic legitimacy of the Common Core, said, “As empty skill sets, Common Core’s ELA standards do not strengthen the high school curriculum. Nor can they reduce post-secondary remedial coursework in a legitimate way. As empty skill sets, Common Core’s ELA “college readiness” standards weaken the base of literary and cultural knowledge needed for authentic college coursework, decrease the capacity for analytical thinking… and completely muddle the development of writing skills.” ELA is English Language Arts.

A word about High Achieving Countries: According to EDUCATION WEEK, U.S. Achievement Stalls as Other Nations Make Gains. “U.S. performance in reading, math, and science has remained stagnant since 2009 as other nations have plowed ahead, according to new results from a prominent international assessment. Nineteen countries and education systems scored higher than the United States in reading on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, up from nine systems when the test was last administered in 2009. Germany and Poland, for instance, have seen steady gains on the reading assessment over time, and are now ahead of the United States. In mathematics, 29 nations and other jurisdictions outperformed the United States by a statistically significant margin, up from 23 three years ago, the results released Tuesday show. The nations that eclipsed the U.S. average included not only traditional high fliers like South Korea and Singapore, but also Austria, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. In science, 22 education systems scored above the U.S. average, up from 18 in 2009.”

“While we’re standing still, other countries are making progress,” said Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which issued the U.S. report on PISA.

I guess standing still was not good enough? Now we have to take a giant step backwards with the Federal Government takeover of Education.

IS COMMON CORE LEGAL?

No. Under the Constitution, education belongs to individual states. It is illegal for the federal government to interfere in the states’ right of making educational decisions. National standards are illegal. National data collection is illegal. And the General Educational Provisions Act prohibits the federal government from directing education –even the most dumbed down student can understand this:

“No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any educational institution or school system…”

DOES COMMON CORE REALLY STRIP AWAY MOST OF THE TRADITIONAL CLASSIC LITERATURE AND NARRATIVE WRITING?

Yes. Although it does not specify which classic books cannot be read, the Common Core contains a chart that explains that in fourth grade, students must cut their classic/fiction reading to 50%. By twelfth grade, students must reduce their classic/fiction reading to 30% with informational text taking up 70% of the time spent reading.

WHAT IS INFORMATIONAL TEXT?

Informational text is anything that used to belong mostly in other subjects. It is now taking 70% of high school seniors’ English class readings, in the form of scientific writings, political writings; opinion pieces; EPA Manuals; Saul Alinsky; almost anything other than classic novels, poetry, plays or other fictional works.

COMMON CORE PROPONENTS DON’T WANT STUDENTS TO LEARN RIGOROUS MATH, WHY?

It costs money to educate beyond minimal workforce training. In this 2013 document put out by the NCEE (National Center on Education and the Economy) we learn that it’s not important under Common Core to have high educational standards in high school; it’s seen as a waste of time to educate the high school graduates past Algebra II. They’re pushing for an emphasis on the lowest common denominator, while deceptively marketing Common Core as a push for “rigorous” academics.

“Mastery of Algebra II is widely thought to be a prerequisite for success in college and careers. Our research shows that that is not so… Based on our data, one cannot make the case that high school graduates must be proficient in Algebra II to be ready for college and careers. The high school mathematics curriculum is now centered on the teaching of a sequence of courses leading to calculus that includes Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. However, fewer than five percent of American workers and an even smaller percentage of community college students will ever need to master the courses in this sequence in their college or in the workplace… they should not be required courses in our high schools. To require these courses in high school is to deny to many students the opportunity to graduate high school because they have not mastered a sequence of mathematics courses they will never need. In the face of these findings, the policy of requiring a passing score on an Algebra II exam for high school graduation simply cannot be justified.”

The report goes on to say that traditional high school English classes, with their emphasis on classic literature and personal, narrative writing, is useless. The report says that Common Core will save students from the irrelevant classics with a new emphasis on technical subjects and social studies via the dominance of informational text:

“The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (CCSSE) address reading in history/social studies as well as science and technical subjects, and in so doing may increase the relevance of high school instruction.”

In calling classic literature and personal writing irrelevant, these Common Core proponents underscore the idea that job prep matters, but not the pursuit of wisdom or knowledge. America became the envy of the World with our proven Education System before expelling God and Common Sense.

WHY DID ALMOST EVERY STATE IN THE U.S. DROP THEIR EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS, WHETHER LOWER OR HIGHER, TO ADOPT COMMON CORE STANDARDS?

Proponents say that the reason was to improve education. Opponents say that it had nothing to do with education; that the standards were adopted without analysis or any vetting because the adoption was offered by the federal government under time pressure, in exchange for a chance at large federal grant monies called Race to the Top. Even those states that applied and won no money (like Utah) stayed with Common Core, because there were many other federal reasons and incentives to do so.

WILL THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS REMAIN AS THEY ARE TODAY?

No. Common Core’s official site says: “The Standards are intended to be a living work: as new and better evidence emerges, the Standards will be revised accordingly.” There’s no way for the governed to revise the document by which they’ve agreed to be governed.

WHY DOES THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD SAY WE’RE FREE TO CHANGE THEM?

States can’t delete anything. We can add –a tiny bit. A Common Core 15% rule says: “A State may supplement such standards with additional standards, provided that the additional standards do not exceed 15 percent of the State’s total standards”

WILL THE CREATORS OF COMMON CORE CHANGE THESE STANDARDS WITHOUT OUR APPROVAL?

Yes. Common Core’s official site says: “The Standards are intended to be a living work: as new and better evidence emerges, the Standards will be revised accordingly.” There’s no invitation for the governed to revise.

WHERE DO PROPONENTS GET THE NOTION THAT COMMON CORE WILL IMPROVE EDUCATION?

From believable, expensive marketing lines. Not from evidence. Opponents point out that there was never any field testing for Common Core standards; so this is a national experiment using virtually all children. Supporters never attempt to explain how education is supposedly improved by Common Core, nor show a pilot state or pilot classroom where Common Core had been successfully used. Beyond the many pleasant-sounding and but words, there is no documentation or evidence to back up any of the claims that the standards are higher, nor the other claims such as “Common Core was internationally benchmarked” or “is rigorous” or “improves college and career readiness.” They are baseless advertising words.

Upon this lack of evidence we build our children’s futures much the way New Math did in the 1960′s. Parents and teachers who opposed the New Math in the U.S. complained that the new curriculum was too far outside of students’ ordinary experience and was not worth taking time away from more traditional topics, such as arithmetic. The material also put new demands on teachers, many of whom were required to teach material they did not fully understand.

ARE COMMON CORE STANDARDS FREE TO US?

No. The standards’ development and marketing was paid for primarily by Bill Gates. The Common Core tests for most states was paid for primarily by the federal government. States pay countless millions for the rest of the Common Core Initiative: the re-training, new text purchases, aligned computer technologies, etc. They incorrectly say that these high costs would have been spent anyway, even without Common Core.

WAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT “HANDS-OFF” THE STATES’ ADOPTION OF COMMON CORE?

No. Secretary Duncan announced and praised the release of the standards in 2010. He bribed states using Race to the Top grant money. He contracted with the testing groups to micromanage the Common Core tests, in exchange for federal grant money.

DID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BRIBE STATES TO ADOPT COMMON CORE?

Yes. States received federal ARRA money to implement pre-common core reforms that paved the way for Common Core, including building a State Longitudinal Database System. There were 4 federal key objectives for education reforms laid out by President Obama which were the four conditions for receiving stimulus monies. Federally defined common standards and tests were one of the conditions.

More evidence of bribery and coercion can be seen in the timing of a majority of the states’ adopting Common Core simultaneously with the Race to the Top money lure. And recently, a group of U.S. Senators have denounced what the Obama Administration has done in coercing states with Common Core bribes.

IS COMMON CORE RELATED TO STUDENT DATA MINING?

Yes. But Secretary Duncan told the American Society of News Editors that opponents make “outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, we are not allowed to, and we won’t.”

He just told a bold-faced lie. The federal Edfacts Exchange collects data for local, state and federal levels. The federal government paid for the states to build matching and interoperable State Longitudinal Database Systems. The White House hosts Datapalooza where Common Core and common data standards are spoken of warmly and together. The Department of Education is listed as a partner at the EIMAC (Education Information Management Advisory Consortia) There are many other things that the Department of Education has done to take away student privacy, aiming aims to align common data standards with common educational standards.

WHAT SPECIFICALLY DID THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DO TO REMOVE PRIVACY FROM STUDENT DATA?

– It bribed the states with ARRA Stimulus monies to build 50 linkable, twinlike State Longitudinal Database Systems (SLDS). This created a virtual national database.

– It altered the (previously privacy-protective) federal FERPA (Family Educational Rights Privacy Act) law to make access to personally identifiable student data –including biological and behavioral data– “legal”. Now, the act of requiring parental consent (to share personally identifiable information) has been reduced from a requirement to just a “best practice” according to the altered federal FERPA regulations.

– The US Department of Education partnered with private groups, including the Data Quality Campaign and the CCSSO (that’s the Council of Chief State School Officers –copyright holders on Common Core–) to collect student data nationally.

IS THIS ABOUT MAKING MONEY AT THE EXPENSE OF QUALITY EDUCATION?

Yes. Educational gains are not the motivator for Common Core. Notice that proponents are either financially invested in the implementation of Common Core, or else must be subservient to it and call it good because they rely on payment from those who are invested. The financial obligation should make the following groups’ promotion of Common Core extremely suspect:

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Microsoft – Pearson Education – National PTA – Jeb Bush – Harvard University – National Governors’ Association – Council of Chief State School Officers – Fordham Institute – Manhattan Institute – Exxon, and many, many more.

IS COMMON CORE RESPECTED BY HIGHER ED?

132 professors of Catholic Universities recently wrote a letter denouncing Common Core on both academic and moral grounds.

Here is a sampling of what respected Higher Education Professionals have to say:

Dr. Anthony Esolen of Providence College in Rhode Island wrote:

“What appalls me most about the standards … is the cavalier contempt for great works of human art and thought, in literary form. It is a sheer ignorance of the life of the imagination. We are not programming machines. We are teaching children. We are not producing functionaries, factory-like. We are to be forming the minds and hearts of men and women… to be human beings, honoring what is good and right and cherishing what is beautiful.”

Dr. Thomas Newkirk of University of New Hampshire wrote:

“The standards are portrayed as so consensual, so universally endorsed, so thoroughly researched and vetted, so self-evidently necessary to economic progress, so broadly representative of beliefs in the educational community—that they cease to be even debatable… The principle of opportunity costs prompts us to ask: ‘What conversations won’t we be having?’ Since the CCSS virtually ignore poetry, will we cease to speak about it? What about character education, service learning? What about fiction writing in the upper high school grades? What about the arts that are not amenable to standardized testing? … We lose opportunities when we cease to discuss these issues and allow the CCSS to completely set the agenda, when the only map is the one it creates.”

Dr. Daniel Coupland of Hillsdale College wrote:

“Yes, man is made for work, but he’s also made for so much more… Education should be about the highest things. We should study these things of the stars, plant cells, Mozart’s Requiem… not simply because they’ll get us into the right college or into the right line of work. Rather, we should study these noble things because they can tell us who we are, why we’re here… If education has become –as Common Core openly declares– preparation for work in a global economy, then this situation is far worse than Common Core critics ever anticipated. And the concerns about cost, and quality, and yes, even the constitutionality of Common Core, pale in comparison to the concerns for the hearts, minds, and souls of American children.”

Dr. Christopher Tienken of Seton Hall University wrote:

“Education reform in the United States is being driven largely by ideology, rhetoric, and dogma instead of evidence…. Where is the evidence of the efficacy of the standards? … Let us be very frank: The CCSS are no improvement over the current set of state standards. The CCSS are simply another set of lists of performance objectives.”

Dr. Bill Evers of Hoover Institute at Stanford University noted:

“The Common Core — effectively national math and English curriculum standards coming soon to a school near you — is supposed to be a new, higher bar that will take the United States from the academic doldrums to international dominance.

So why is there so much unhappiness about it? There didn’t seem to be much just three years ago. Back then, state school boards and governors were sprinting to adopt the Core. In practically the blink of an eye, 45 states had signed on.

But states weren’t leaping because they couldn’t resist the Core’s academic magnetism. They were leaping because it was the Great Recession — and the Obama administration was dangling a $4.35 billion Race to the Top carrot in front of them. Big points in that federal program were awarded for adopting the Core, so, with little public debate, most did.”

Dr. Terrence Moore of Hillsdale College wrote:

“Literature is the study of human nature. If we dissect it in this meaningless way, kids not only do not become college and career ready, they don’t even have a love of learning; they don’t even have an understanding of their fellow men… The thing that bothers me more than anything else is found on page number one of the introduction. That says that Common Core is a living work. That means that the thing that you vote on today could be something different tomorrow, and five years from now it is completely unrecognizable.” (Dr. Moore also wrote a most excellent book about Common Core English standards, entitled “The Storykillers.”)

Dr. Sandra Stotky wrote:

“The wisest move all states could make to ensure that students learn to read, understand, and use the English language appropriately before they graduate from high school is first to abandon Common Core’s ‘standards’…”

“The notion that Common Core’s college and career readiness standards are “rigorous” needs to be publicly put to bed by Arne Duncan, his friends at the Fordham Institute and the media. Two of Common Core’s own mathematics standards writers have publicly stated how weak Common Core’s college readiness mathematics standards are. At a public meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in March 2010, physics professor Jason Zimba said, “The concept of college readiness is minimal and focuses on non-selective colleges.”

Dr. William Mathis, of the University of Colorado, wrote:

“The adoption of a set of standards and assessments, by themselves, is unlikely to improve learning, increase test scores, or close the achievement gap. • For schools and districts with weak or non-existent curriculum articulation, the CCSS may adequately serve as a basic curriculum. • The assessment consortia are currently focused on mathematics and English/language arts. Schools, districts, and states must take proactive steps to protect other vital purposes of education such as citizenship, the arts, and maximizing individual talents – as well as the sciences and social sciences. As test based penalties have increased, the instructional attention given to non-tested areas has decreased. • Educators and policymakers need to be aware of the significant costs in instructional materials, training and computerized testing platforms the CCSS requires. It is unlikely the federal or state governments will adequately cover these costs. • The nation’s “international economic competitiveness” is unlikely to be affected by the presence or absence of national standards.”

Teachers who are currently teaching, principals and others who work in the education industry dare not speak up too loudly or risk losing their jobs. Citizens were able to stop New Math and they MUST stop ObamaEd. Americans can be taught to cower in the corner and dream dreams about mediocrity but is that what YOU want? The emaciated worker in the Salt Mines dreams about his next meal, not about going to the stars.

Can America Afford All the Service Academies?

April 28, 2014

~~~~~~Bolton

A debate has emerged over whether U.S. military academies are worth the more than $400,000 per graduate that they cost taxpayers. Especially at a time when America’s Combat Capability has been eroded to a pre WWII level. Bruce Fleming, who has been a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., for 25 years, contends that service academies represent a military Disneyland.

Fleming told a reporter that Navy and other service academies don’t really attract the best and brightest students, and they don’t really produce leaders. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and Officer Candidate School (OCS) do a better job of that, he said.

Having commanded scores of Academy graduates during my career, I must agree with Professor Fleming. Of the 20 top Officers who served under my command, I would only include one Academy Graduate. If I were to list the 20 worst Officers who served under my command the list would include mostly Academy Graduates.

Of the five Service Academies, West Point is clearly the best but do we really need the five taxpayer supported Academies? West Point, The Coast Guard Academy, The Merchant Marine Academy, The Naval Academy and The Air Force Academy? While Tactical Fighter Wings and Combat Brigades have been disappearing, life goes on impervious at the Academies. There is even taxpayer money for a Pagan Worship Area at The Air Force Academy.

The top Officer in the Military is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Many have been Academy graduates but many great Chiefs have graduated from civilian colleges including North Carolina State University, Bradley University, City College of New York,
University of Maryland and Kansas State University.

General John Vessey served as the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 1982 to 1985. When he retired at age 63, he was the longest serving active duty member in the Army. He began his 46-year military career in the Minnesota National Guard in 1939 when he was still 16. He was a First Sergeant with the 34th Division when it entered the Anzio beachhead in Italy in May 1944; there he received a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant, serving as a forward observer.

General Vessey also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He did not graduate from college until he was a Lieutenant Colonel at the age of 41. He had almost 30 years service before he was promoted to Colonel. As a Colonel, he was a student at the Army helicopter school at the age of 48. Nine years after being promoted to Colonel he was a Four Star General. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed him as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the last four star combat veteran of World War II on active service.

In retirement, he served President Reagan and his successors, Presidents George H. W. Bush and William J. Clinton, as a special emissary to Vietnam on the question of American service personnel missing from the Vietnam War. He was awarded the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1992. Here is a quote from General Vessey: “Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they’re going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one.” General Vessey is now 91.

Thanks for indulging me, as a man who worked my way up through the ranks I believe that Officers with Enlisted experience make the best Officers. General Vessey is a leader who prevailed in spite of the system and without a college degree until long after he became a Field Grade Officer.

So do we really need all these Sacred Cow Academies or would our tax dollars be better spent on Combat Forces?

A long investigation into rape at the Naval Academy revealed some ugly truths about its culture. The 11 midshipmen who took the witness stand described a world of binge drinking, casual sex, social-media harassment and lying — you can do that at most any college. But for some academy alumni, it was a disturbing portrait of an institution that imposes strict rules on aspiring young officers whose educations are funded by U.S. taxpayers.

I’m not singling out one Academy, simply search the Internet for “Rape, Cheating, Service Academy” and you will have plenty to read. As for me, I don’t want one more red cent of my tax money going for Pagan Worship Areas or for supporting a culture of cheating and rape. I would not object to a single Joint Service Academy if it was run by an adult who would not tolerate a disorderly, subculture. I appreciate your comments.


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