Archive for March, 2012

Who is responsible for the current economic malaise? If you ask Bill Whittle, it’s Obama’s pals like David Axelrod, Harry Reid and Tim Geithner, some of the many Merchants of Despair. These merchants are costing taxpayers trillions and creating deep national divides based on class and race. Will the despair continue for another four years?

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Princeton physicist William Happer argues that computer models vastly exaggerate the effects of carbon dioxide on climate and that CO2 may in fact be beneficial.

CO2 is plant food! http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/organisms_behaviour_health/food_chains/revise2.shtml

As the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – a.k.a. Obamacare – goes before the highest court in the land, here are three reasons to chuck the whole program even before it gets underway.

1. It Represents the End of Limited Government. The Supreme Court will issue its verdict later this spring of course, but there’s no question that if the government can force you to do something simply because you exist and draw breath, then the American experiment in limited government is over and done with. Whether it’s the mandating of eating broccoli or buying insurance, a government that can make you do whatever it wants just ain’t in the American grain.

2. Its Price Tag is Already Ballooning. The latest government estimate of cost tells us what we already knew. Health-care reform is going to cost us a lot more than the arm and the leg it’s supposed to save us. The Congressional Budget Office is now saying that the first full decade of Obamacare is going to cost about $1.8 trillion , or double the original estimate used to sell the program.

3. Obamacare Won’t Make Us Healthier. Health insurance isn’t the same thing as health. Most of us might end up paying more for health care under the new law, but there’s precious little evidence that coverage itself leads to lower medical costs. A 1993 study by the RAND Corporation found that “for the average person, there were no substantial benefits from free care .” Not smoking, eating moderately, and not boozing it up provide greater health benefits than any low-deductible, low-co-pay insurance plan.

For links to all claims made in the video, go to http://reason.com/blog/2012/03/25/3-reasons-to-kill-obamacare-before-it-be

Produced by Meredith Bragg; written by Nick Gillespie, who also narrates. Gillespie is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America, available at Amazon and B&N.

There are non mainstream media sources that confirm what Alex Jones is saying in this video. Just google ‘Obama Martial Law’, and you’ll find them.

Interesting that the “committee” (in section 701) to implement these emergency seizures and procedures are all presidential appointees. BTW, it appears that Climate Fraud emergencies would fit into the very wide definitions for triggering the implementation of this order.

Full Executive Order here.

A Supreme Court ruling upholding the individual mandate “will really be, if not a death blow, then certainly a very severe blow to the whole idea that the federal government’s powers are limited and that it’s not the case that the federal government can do pretty much whatever it wants,” says George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin, author of an amicus brief in U.S Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear later this month.

Reason.tv sat down with Somin to discuss why his brief focuses on the individual mandate, what the chances of success are, and whether or not a mandate to buy insurance could empower Congress to pass a mandate that all Americans buy a health food like broccoli.

“There’s a lot of industries that have a lot of lobbying power and interest group clout that could promote mandates for themselves,” says Somin.

She was born under Hitler, raised under the USSR’s sovereignty in East Germany, and came to America as a young adult. LISTEN to her.

This one you have to see to believe. Lisa Blum, the gun control advocate, should be writing fiction …*headslap* she already is for the left. She doesn’t exaggerate, she lies. The idea that 30,000 children die from gun accidents is a pure fiction, a whopper of a lie – it’s under 200, terrible yes, but tens of thousands die every year in car accidents. Does the left want to ban cars?

Here is the story we are discussing: After his parents stopped for gas early Wednesday, the young boy scrambled out of his child seat, found a gun police say was left in the car by his father and fatally shot himself in the head. Tacoma police said his father put his pistol under a seat and got out to pump gas while the mother went inside the convenience store. The boy’s infant sister, who also was in the car, was not injured.

The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the boy as Julio Segura-McIntosh of Tacoma.

Like a typical leftist she interrupts

Nathaniel Branden is a psychotherapist and writer known for being both the founder of the self-esteem movement in psychology and a former associate of Ayn Rand.

In this lecture given at a Libertarian Party of California event in 2000, Branden talks about the connection between the workings of free-market capitalism, the self-esteem movement, and the Information Age. In his words, “entitlement robs people of the sense of self-reliance” and the self-esteem that comes with that sense of independence.

This seems to exemplify the administration’s attitude towards the military.