From: Barbara K.
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“There were threats made”

Who is Barack Hussein Obama, or is it Barry Soetoro?

With each passing day, it becomes more evident that the United States is a “captured operation,” and has been taken over from within. At the epicenter of the tyrannical takeover is none other than Barack Hussein Obama, a man also known as Barry Soetoro.
The terrifying yet largely unreported fact is that after two elections and nearly five years, we still do not know with certainty the legal name, true legal identity or status of the man holding the highest office in America.

Equally disturbing, and something that should concern everyone, is that anyone who continues to raise questions about Obama’s eligibility status or the authenticity of his long form birth certificate is either subjected to public ridicule or worse, threats to their safety.
This issue was again brought to the forefront last month when Mike Zullo, lead investigator for the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse tasked with looking into the Obama eligibility matter, held a public update regarding the status of their investigation. Mr. Zullo publicly confirmed the facts contained in an exclusive report published on August 4, 2009, by me and Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod, when we jointly disclosed that a national talk show host stated that he was threatened with his career, “or worse,” should he talk about the issue of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth records to a national audience.

About three minutes into his public investigative update, Mr. Zullo stated:
“I have been in contact with prominent media people, I cannot and will not disclose their identities that was the commitment I made. They fear for their jobs and some fear for their safety. There were threats made. There were people threatened with their occupations, losing their occupation if they continue this.”


May God bless those with the courage to stand up to Speaker Boehner’s tyranny and treason!

Pack the House; Boot Boehner!

Et tu, Boehner?  It is apparent that Speaker of the House Boehner is as much a traitor to the U. S. citizen/taxpayer as the great imposter within the White House, the entire Democrat Party, the ‘Gang’ of Eight, and the additional turncoat Republicans within the Senate!

Genuine conservatives and conservative-leaning Libertarians have two options to pursue in an attempt to pack the House so that they can boot Boehner!  Ideally, the Republicans within the House would recall Boehner, but we suffer from a lack of political and principled testosterone within both Houses of Congress, so we must look to 2014 for political salvation.
U. S. citizens continue to be abused by Boehner because he continues the ruse of saving us from the monstrosity of ObamaCare with worthless attempts to repeal ObamaCare.  He and low information voters know those actions have been efforts in futility, because the Democrats own the Senate.  Defunding ObamaCare may not be an overly efficient way to save us from one of the ways the elites’ intend to control the great unwashed of society, but it is what we have to work with at this time.   
The door has been swung wide open for dismantling the IRS, EPA and NSA, and Fast & Furious and Benghazi are ripe for ripping through the upper echelon of the puppet regime, but Boehner and his button men, Cantor and McCarthy continue to provide political mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the puppet within the White House and his Mafia.


GOP Efforts Should Focus On Tax Reform, Border Security And Clarity On Afghanistan

It's a modest agenda, although true tax reform would be an achievement of historic dimensions.
But it should by no means diminish rigorous GOP efforts to stop an Obama program that aggrandizes government in every sphere (education, health care, energy, finance) and passes monstrous thousand-page bills that not only effectively delegate unlimited power to the unelected bureaucracy but, like ObamaCare, are so unworkable that the administration itself has to jettison one piece after another, leaving only a mess of flotsam.
Stop the flotsam, reform the tax code, secure the border, demand clarity on Afghanistan. A modest, doable, responsible agenda for 2013.

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Obama’s Race Riot Subsidies

The Obama administration deployed government-paid community organizers to Sanford, Florida after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last year in order to foment racial tensions, newly released government documents show.
The news came as the administration publicly pretended to be concerned at the prospect of ugly race riots breaking out across America should defendant George Zimmerman be acquitted in the case.
The Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice sent taxpayer-funded political agitators to Sanford after 17-year-old Martin was killed on Feb. 26, 2012, during a physical confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman. For a month and a half after Martin’s death, local police declined to press charges because they believed the criminal case against him was hopelessly weak.
DOJ documents provided to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act show that in the weeks before Zimmerman was charged, CRS burned through thousands of dollars helping to organize marches at which participants exacerbated racial tensions and loudly demanded that he be prosecuted. In theory CRS employees are supposed to try to defuse combustible situations in communities.

According to the document dump, CRS employees were involved in “marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain”; providing “support for protest deployment in Florida”; rendering “technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31”; and providing “technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”


Living in the small spaces around the State

Like Erick, I hate the hyper-politicization of American life.  I despise totalitarianism, no matter what uniform it wears, or how popular its leaders profess themselves to be.  I don’t understand why people with a birthright of dignified liberty are so eager to indulge the totalitarian impulse for supposedly benevolent ends.  How many enforcers of any blood-spattered total State did not claim to act in the best interests of society?
This stuff is still toxic even if you can avoid the blood spattering.  I have a conviction that totalitarian politics always turns violent on a large scale, sooner or later.  Force is a limited resource, and it follows the law of diminishing returns.  Eventually it becomes necessary to squeeze the last drops of obedience out of resisters, and they bleed.
Government is force.  Big government means more force.  Release cannot be tolerated, or else force dissipates.  Look at the current idiocy of the Washington, D.C. city council’s efforts to arrange a special $12.50 “living wage” that will only apply to Wal-Mart, which wanted to build a few stores in poverty-stricken, high-unemployment communities.  Wal-Mart said no thanks, and escaped.  The living wage crowd is very angry about this.  They won’t be happy until escape is impossible.
That’s why socialists despise federalism.  Only centralized, inescapable power will do.  Otherwise, citizens can escape from oppressive socialist schemes by moving to a different community, which is relatively easy to do in 21st-century America.  The Founders were very big on the importance of free people granting, and by extension withdrawing, consent from government.  Moving away is the simplest method of withdrawing consent.  The ability to walk away from any deal, public or private, is the essential fuel of competition.  That’s why we are always on guard against monopolistic business practices.  Who cares whether a captive audience applauds or not?


The New Farm Bill is a Disaster

As I noted this morning, when GOP leadership is forced to offer us a handful of concessions on policy, they take from us two handfuls.  Today’s farm bill, which is being touted as a conservative bill because it separated out food stamps, is a textbook example of this paradigm.  It will create permanent Soviet-style federal control of farm policy.
Conservatives have long advocated three reforms to the farm/food stamp bill.  First, we must permanently separate food stamps from agriculture.  Second, we must permanently repeal the 1938 and 1949 laws that create a “milk cliff,” at which every time we fail to renew expiring farm programs, the government must begin imposing Soviet-style price controls on milk by decreasing supplies through massive purchases of milk, butter, cheese, and other dairy products.   Third, we should take the two separate components and reform each one separately – block grant food stamps and gradually phase out federal involvement in subsidizing agriculture.
Leadership is now employing a subterfuge in which they are, on paper, acceding to the first two suggestions.  They are passing an agriculture-only bill today, along with a repeal of the odious dairy production control triggers.  But it’s the third suggestion where they not only fail to act, but actually obviate any benefit from the first two positive steps.
Not only does today’s farm bill fail to downsize federal involvement in farming, it actually adds a number of more costly market-distorting  crop insurance and target price programs.  Worse, it does so on a permanent basis.


Feds Shake Down Farmer for Free Raisins

A California raisin farmer is facing bankruptcy for defying a law requiring him to give the government a portion of his raisin crop without compensation.  

According to a Washington Post report, Marvin Horne, 68, stopped giving the government his raisins in 2002 and now "owes the U.S. government at least $650,000 in unpaid fines," in addition to "1.2 million pounds of unpaid raisins, roughly equal to his entire harvest for four years."
Horne violated Marketing Order 989, passed during the Truman administration, "a federal regulation meant to solve a problem from the era after World War II, which created the national raisin reserve. The program gives the U.S. government a heavy-handed power to interfere with the supply and demand for dried grapes" and takes "away a percentage of every farmer’s raisins" without paying for them. The law has been described as one that gives the government the power to operate a cartel. 
The government can save the raisins, sell them to foreigners, throw them away, or even feed them to animals -- so long as they are off the domestic market.




Legal And Illegal Immigrants Gain At Native-Born Expense

Lost Opportunities: Immigrants, both legal and illegal, have accounted for all the job gains in the U.S. since 2000. With labor force participation rates at record lows, why do some tout the benefits of importing workers?
According to a White House report released Wednesday, the immigration legislation tinkered together by the Gang of Eight (or Gang of Ocho, as critics sneer) would increase real GDP by roughly $700 billion in 2023 and reduce the federal deficit by almost $850 billion over the next 20 years.
This would happen, we're told, by bringing illegal workers out of the shadow economy into the real economy where they'd pay taxes and contribute to society.
The long-term costs are ignored, though. The Heritage Foundation reckons the short-term tax boost would lead to a long-term drain of up to $6.3 trillion in benefits that legal taxpayers would have to fund for legalized immigrants over their lifetimes.
Indeed, while the Gang of Eight's bill bars amnestied immigrants from receiving most federal benefits for 10 years, the time-frame supporters tout as providing the boon, the costs will stack up after that.
The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the supposed benefits does not take into account the Medicare and Social Security liabilities that amnestied illegal aliens will begin accruing immediately.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/071113-663399-immigrants-gain-jobs-while-native-born-lose.htm#ixzz2YpA2k2Po

GOP Has Nothing To Fear From Doing Nothing On Immigration

Today, principled House Republicans are told they can't just do nothing when it comes to America's estimated 11 million illegals. But nothing is far better than another 1986-like amnesty.
Schumer stood outside the White House on Thursday with the loser of the 2008 election, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and expressed pleasure that "Speaker Boehner and the Republican leadership realize that doing nothing is not an option" on immigration reform.
That doesn't sound much like the House GOP leadership's statement this week pointing out that Americans are "alarmed by the president's ongoing insistence on enacting a single, massive, ObamaCare-like bill" on immigration "rather than pursuing a step-by-step, common-sense approach to actually fix the problem."
The real problem, of course, is a porous border, through which criminals and terrorists can get through, along with millions more Democratic votes. Those future votes are why "comprehensive immigration reform" is so important to Schumer, one of the most successful fundraisers for the Democrats in recent years.
The White House, in a classic political pump fake, issued a report this week claiming amnesty would stimulate the economy (though Obama never campaigned on that). For a president whose Keynesian economic policies have so utterly failed to, in effect, lecture House Republicans on how to revive the private sector is risible.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/071113-663398-democrats-trying-to-set-trap-on-immigration.htm#ixzz2Yp90svy4

Reason the Senate bill will die in the House can be boiled down to one word: comprehensive. Comprehensive reform

The Death of Amnesty 2013

If the rumors coming out of Washington, D.C. are accurate, amnesty will die a long, slow death in the House of Representatives. According to Politico, Republican leaders got together yesterday to plan how they would deliver the news to the public.

The current thinking among the House resisters was best expressed by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who represents those most adamantly opposed to the legislation. He insisted the Senate plan is about helping “elites who want cheap labor, Democratic power brokers, and those who hire illegal labor.” “It would hurt Republicans, and I don’t think you can make an argument otherwise,” he added.
On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reiterated a point he has made many times before, namely that he has no plans to take up the Senate bill in his chamber. “The House is going to do its own job on developing an immigration bill,” he said. “The American people expect that we’ll have strong border security in place before we begin the process of legalizing and fixing our legal immigration system.”
It is not just the American people in general who want strong border security to be put in place before anything else is passed. A new survey taken by GOP pollster John McLaughlin reveals that a large majority of Hispanic voters believe the border should be 90 percent secure before any legal status is granted to illegal aliens. Registered Hispanic voters backed that proposal by a margin of 60 percent to 34 percent, while Hispanic adults in general backed the proposal by a 60 percent to 32 percent margin. Hispanic voters also opposed granting illegal aliens the ability to obtain federal benefits, including healthcare, while they are going through the process of legalization, and before the 90 percent goal is achieved, by a margin of 56 percent to 40 percent.



Sen. Jeff Sessions: “I’m a conservative, and a conservative has to ask, ‘Is this prudent?’”

WITH THE IRS harrassing Tea Party-affiliated 501(c)(3)s, the DOJ fishing out the Associated Press, the NSA snooping on Verizon customers, and, as I type, probably some other acronymed outfit infringing grossly upon the rights of some other more or less innocuous group, it’s easy to forget that a specter is haunting the United States: illegal immigration. This unfriendly ghost isn’t going away. The Senate floor is strewn with the corpses of dead immigration reform bills: McCain-Kennedy, Cornyn-Kyl (both 2005), others introduced by Arlen Specter (2006) and Harry Reid (2007). All of these proposed pieces of legislation were essentially variations on a theme—increase the number of guest workers and grant legal status to illegal aliens who are willing to pay fines and back taxes—and all of them were defeated, one or way another, in no small part thanks to the efforts of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.
The day before the latest attempt at comprehensive immigration reform, the bill sponsored by the so-called “Gang of Eight,” was introduced to the full Senate, I sat down in a comfortable leather recliner in Sessions’ Washington office. The senator, a brown-eyed, soft-spoken Senate veteran (he and his colleague Richard Shelby are the only two Alabama Republicans who have served multiple terms in the upper chamber since Reconstruction), supported President Bush’s tax cut packages and voted consistently in favor of the Iraq War, but opposed TARP and bazookaed the various Bush-era immigration reform bills. For a man whom Jonathan Chait recently termed a “Wonk McCarthyite,” he was surprisingly easygoing—so relaxed, in fact, that an aide had to interrupt twice to remind him of a conference call scheduled after our interview. But his affability belies real political intelligence, a head for understated maneuver that, when “prudent” (a word he seems to be very fond of), might be lowered into a battering ram for his principles.


Despite retreat, no pause in money flow for Obamacare

But the bigger question for Republicans is how to handle the administration's surprise retreat. Should they focus on secretiveness, as Upton & Co. are doing? Should they push the White House to explain how Obamacare can still work when large employers don't have to pay fines for not covering workers and, perhaps more importantly, don't have to report their employees' health care information to the giant new Obamacare bureaucracy, so the bureaucracy can determine whether those employees are eligible to buy coverage on the exchanges? Or should Republicans just keep pressing for repeal of the whole thing?
"I think we'll almost certainly be sticking to a full repeal message all the way," said one GOP Senate aide. "The question here is for the administration -- not us -- and it's basically this: At what point will they realize that this law is unworkable?"
Probably never. When key Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote after the delay announcement, that, "We are full steam ahead for the marketplaces opening on Oct. 1," she was reflecting the administration's determination to get the health care exchanges up and running no matter what. Delay the employer mandate? OK. Waive this or that rule? Fine. Just make sure the exchanges get going.
There's a reason for that.


Court bats Obamacare back to Supremes

Roberts and company get 2nd chance to slap down health care takeover

Chief Justice John Roberts and his cohorts on the U.S. Supreme Court will get a second chance to slap down the health care takeover known as Obamacare.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause is enough authority for Congress to demand employers purchase private health insurance for their employees or pay government fines.

The case was launched by Liberty University at the outset of the fight over Obamacare. The university confirmed today as soon as the appellate court decision was announced that it would petition the Supreme Court to hear its challenge to the entire employer mandate.
“If we are successful in striking down the employer mandate, it will benefit both religious and nonreligious employers,” the university said in an announcement. “The petition will also include the claim that the forced funding of abortion violates the free exercise of religion and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act with respect to individuals.”


Capretta's Must-Read Congressional Testimony

James Capretta is testifying today before the House Ways and Means Committee on the Obama administration's announcement of a delay in Obamacare's employer mandate. Capretta's testimony is an excellent and judicious summary of the implications of the Obama administration's decision, along with a consideration of possible congressional responses. It's reproduced below, and is well worth reading. His conclusion: "Therefore, this committee should seriously consider legislation that couples delays in the employer and individual mandates with a simultaneous delay in the entire exchange roll-out." 
Testimony Presented to the House Ways and Means Committee:
“The Obama Administration’s Delay of the Employer Mandate”
James C. Capretta
Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
July 10, 2013
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member McDermott, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this very important hearing on the Obama administration’s decision to delay enforcement of the employer mandate enacted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
This unilateral decision raises many more questions than it answers. It also needs to be assessed in tandem with the decision, announced last Friday, to essentially abandon independent income verification of some applicants in the exchanges until 2015. These decisions will exacerbate the problems that are already undermining effective implementation of the law for 2014.

EXCLUSIVE: Breitbart News Network to Cover DC March for Jobs Immigration Rally LIVE

The Black American Leadership Alliance announced today that they have granted Breitbart News Network the exclusive rights to broadcast the DC March for Jobs Rally live on July 15.

Breitbart News Network Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon will host 5 hours of live coverage of the event from Capitol Hill beginning at 11AM EDT. Coverage will continue until 4PM. Bannon will be joined by Breitbart contributor and Tea Party firebrand Sonnie Johnson and Sirius XM radio host David Webb. The live coverage will also include speakers from the rally, and Black American Leadership Alliance founder Leah Durant will join the broadcast at 1PM.
The Rally is the first time a major protest unites Conservatives, Tea Party stalwarts, and Progressives in a fight focused on their collective opposition to the immigration bill recently passed by the Senate and currently under consideration in the House.


The Real Scandal: No Jobs

Note from Erick: Andy Puzder is CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which employs about 21,000 people at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants. He is co-author of “Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why the Government Doesn’t Understand it.” Puzder serves as co-chair of the American Freedom and Enterprise Foundation.
While the unemployment numbers for June contained some positive news, the coverage to date has obscured the continuing negative trends and ObamaCare’s increasing impact. It’s time to take a realistic look at how the fragility of our economy and the specter of big government are restricting both growth and job creation. The actual state of our labor market is a good place to start.
The “official” unemployment rate held steady at 7.6%. The economy created 195,000 jobs in June. The BLS revised payrolls for the last three months upwards and the labor participation rate (the percentage of the total population over the age of 16 in the labor force) improved slightly moving from 63.4% to 63.5%.
However, there were several very troubling indicators. The number of people who gave up looking for work because they believe no jobs were available increased by 206,000 from a year earlier to 1 million. The number of individuals who were working part time increased by 432,000, twice the number of jobs created. Full time jobs actually declined by 272,000.


Syria, Iran to Pursue Seats on U.N. Human Rights Council

Reuters reports that Syria and Iran will both pursue seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council later this year. There "will be 14 seats available for three-year terms [that begin] in January 2014." 

Of those 14 seats, four seats will be up for election among the "so-called Asia group" of council members. The Middle Eastern and Asian countries vying for those seats include China, Iran, Jordan, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Vietnam. 
UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer responded to this news by saying, "Countries that murder and torture their own people must not be allowed to become the world's judges on human rights." 
He pointed to recent inroads both countries have made at the U.N. to show that diligence will be required now more than ever: "Because both regimes were recently elected to other U.N. human rights panels--Iran on the women's rights commission and Syria on UNESCO's human rights committee--we cannot take anything for granted."


Indiana School District Loses $300K When Students Refuse To Buy Michelle Obama Approved Lunches

Officials in one Indiana school district say they lost $300,000 last school year after they voluntarily implemented Michelle Obama’s lunch regulations. Students rejected menu changes and stopped buying school meals.
According to JConline.com, many school districts – and their students – are struggling with the new rules, which force schools to serve meals with more whole grains, mandatory fruit and vegetables, and impose weekly limits on meat and grains.
Officials in the Carmel Clay, Indiana school district that reportedly lost the $300K are beside themselves with frustration. Amy Anderson, food service director for the district, told JConline:
“I’m a registered dietitian. I used to feel that I was an educator and part of the education system. I currently feel like I’m a food cop. I don’t get credit for the 98% of our kids who are within normal weight range. I only get slammed for the 2 to 3 percent who aren’t.”
Carmel-Clay isn’t alone; students in another central Indiana district have rejected their new lunch menu as well. Jennifer Rice, food service director of Lebanon Community Schools, where the popular Salisbury steak has shrunk under Michelle Obama’s rules, told JConline:
“Kids eat with their eyes. When they saw the smaller portion, that freaked them out. I’ve been in the school district forever, and they all know me, and they’ll go, ‘Mrs. Rice, we are hungry.’”


Elizabeth Warren introduces new Glass-Steagall bill with bipartisan support

A bipartisan group of senators led by Massachusetts freshman Democrat Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill Thursday to reinstate the Great Depression-era Glass-Steagall law that would separate commercial from investment banks.
Speaking at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, Warren said that the point of her bill was “keeping the gamblers out of our banks.” Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Angus King, I-Maine, are co-sponsoring the measure.
The new Glass-Steagall provision, intended to counter the threat of too-big-to-fail banks, would separate banks that offer savings and checking accounts to consumers from firms that engage in other, riskier financial services, such as investment banking and hedge fund management. The non-commercial banks would not be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


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The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen

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