Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Monday, November 30, 2009

But she's still fat

''FLOTUS: FATUS: Maybe she shouldn’t hide out in the white house eating doughnuts. or spend so much time at McD's or maybe she’s been hanging out too much with Oprah...'' FLATUS

According to the US edition of Vogue, the First Lady buys a $200 serum which uses an extract from the stem cells of the Uttwiler Spätlauber apple.
The variety stays fresh for up to four months after being harvested, long after other varieties have become wrinkled.
Used in creams and serums, stem cells from the fruit are said to stimulate human skin stem cells, thereby protecting skin cell regeneration and delaying the onset of wrinkles.
It is being hailed in the cosmetic world as an exciting anti-ageing breakthrough and has been snapped up by around 100 beauty firms in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including LancĂ´me and Chantecaille.
Vogue has dubbed it "the super apple" and asked if the tree could be "the new fountain of youth".
Despite its long shelf-life, the apple has not been considered desirable until now because of its tart taste. Consequently the number of trees has rapidly dwindled. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/michelle-obama/6684364/Swiss-apple-is-key-to-Michelle-Obamas-youthful-looks.html

Don't pee on my Menorah!

''One thing to my Christian friends, please don't go get assimilated on me either. That tree in the mall is Christmas tree, not a holiday tree, Santa is not a secular character, he is Saint Nick. You have a nice tradition don't try make it politically correct by taking away its religious nature. Or as Judge Judy would say, "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining!"''

It happens every year at this time: the battles of political correctness. When community puts up a Christmas tree, one of two things happens. Either there is a battle to take it down totally or someone fights to get a Chanukia (that's the real name not Menorah), Kwanza Candles or a symbol of some other religion's holiday placed right next to it. Then, Fox news follows by running stories about the latest battle in the "war against Christmas," and the ACLU starts suing any town who's Mayor ever went to a Church, Mosque and/or Synagogue. Hey ACLU give it up (America is a Christian country).
People who look toward December as an opportune time for the celebration of politically correct multi-culturalism have to stop! I understand that people are trying to be fair, but it just doesn't make sense.
I can't speak for the other holidays, but I can tell you that nothing goes more against the true meaning of Chanukah than placing a Chanikia near a "holiday tree" or using a "Jewish Star" as an ornament.
The true meaning of Chanukah is the exact opposite of that multi-cultural rubbish. The Maccabees fought for more than getting the Greeks out of Israel and the cleansing and dedication of the Temple. The Chanukah Story also includes a Civil War in Israel. Judah and the boys were fighting other Jews who had turned away from their faith by combining it with Greek/ Hellenistic practices. The resulting assimilation caused loss of Jewish faith and tradition. It's almost like today's Jews trying to celebrate Chanukah as the Jewish Christmas.

Here is proof Obamacare will fail

''Health care professionals who agree with the Task Force recommendations to reduce the use of mammograms recognize this for exactly what it is—politicization of health care. Under Obamacare, the most effective lobbying efforts will have more impact on the care you can get than the opinion of your physician.''
The controversy surrounding the recent mammography guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is a recommendation for swift and decisive defeat of efforts to expand federal oversight of health care. It almost seems as if this was designed as a laboratory experiment to learn exactly what will happen under Obamacare. The results validate some of the most compelling arguments that opponents have made over the past few months....So we have a federal panel of “experts” setting policies for medical treatment. That will hopefully prevent people from consuming unnecessary care that drives up the total cost of health care. (Never mind that defensive medicine caused by liability concerns are strictly off the table.) But we have just seen the knee jerk reaction of Congress and the White House to what is only a non-binding recommendation, where they instantly caved to public opinion and special interests (in the form of radiologists and the American Cancer Society) and disavowed the recommendations and assured American women that they could go right ahead and keep getting all the mammograms they want. http://biggovernment.com/2009/11/29/obamacare-wont-work-as-promised-heres-the-proof/

Obama AFB Iran

Another Obama Fly-over

Obama acts to stop climate chaos

What Story?

''So what do the media do? Instead of exposing the thesis to rigorous journalistic examination, they stage fluffy green stunts, run soft-focus "living green" features with Hollywood "activists"...''

Michael Gerson has lousy timing. In The Washington Post, in one of those now familiar elegies for old media, he writes:
And the whole system is based on a kind of intellectual theft. Internet aggregators (who link to news they don't produce) and bloggers would have little to collect or comment upon without the costly enterprise of newsgathering and investigative reporting. The old-media
dinosaurs remain the basis for the entire media food chain.
That's laughably untrue in the Warmergate story. If you rely on the lavishly remunerated "climate correspondents" of the big newspapers and networks, you'll know nothing about the Climate Research Unit scandals - just the business-as-usual drivel about
Boston being underwater by 2011. Indeed, even when a prominent media warm-monger addresses the issue, the newspaper prefers to reprint a month-old column predating the scandal. If you follow online analysis from obscure websites on the fringes of the map, you'll know what's going on. If you go to the convenience store and buy today's newspaper, you won't. That's the problem. http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NWI1MDg3ODM4OWU2MDE4MGI2NGU3MWYzNDcxN2RmMjE

Party on, Barack!

''Hey, let's not allow facts to get in the way. We don't want to disturb the Obamas. They are having the time of their lives flying around in big planes, driving in entourages of 72 vehicles, jet setting to London to shop or to New York City for a night on the town – not to mention throwing elaborate, expensive parties while the nation drowns in trillions of dollars of debt.''

Is it just me, or is anyone else in America getting the sense there is no leader of our country at the moment? Seriously, I'm having a difficult time believing Mr. Obama is actually the president given he doesn't seem to be doing anything other than giving speeches and throwing parties.
The American people once again have it right. Polls show the No. 1 focus of the administration should be jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.
And yet we see the White
House focusing on everything but jobs. Health-care reform, climate change and second guessing hand-picked leaders in Afghanistan appear to have more of our president's attention than creating millions of jobs. Even Rick Warren on "Meet the Press" pointed out the president needs to direct energy to job creation, not health care.
And yet a deaf ear sits in the Oval Office.
But no one should be surprised. The entire Democratic Party is deaf to the demands of the people who elected them to lead. Apparently political victories are far more important to Mr. Obama, Pelosi and Reid than the wellbeing and will of the American people. Victories at any cost, regardless of the future damage they may impose.
Democrats appear perfectly comfortable with extending unemployment benefits, thus perpetuating long-term dependence on the government. Having an electorate reliant on the politicians has been the dream of all Democrats for years, but a nightmare to anyone who loves and cherishes freedom, of course. It's a dream come true for believers in big government.
When I heard Mary Landrieu from Louisiana had dubbed herself, "brave" for voting for a bill she knows is bad for America, I knew there was no leader in the White House. There is a dictator willing to allow a $300 million bribe to secure the success of legislation 72 percent of Americans believe will destroy, not improve, the
best health-care system in the world.
Landrieu is not brave, she is arrogant just like her president. While I appreciate he candor about admitting she sold her vote, should not every other Democrat scream foul when their citizens were robbed to pay off Landrieu? Not if the dictator needs a victory.

Tolerance and apathy are the first virtue of a dying civilization

''“We are on that street,” said Allen. “Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our Republic, because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.”

This expose’ series on Islam in America suffered several threats by Islamic individuals that neglected to remember that here in the United States of America, not the United States of Islam—we enjoy 1st Amendment rights to free expression. Americans cannot and will not be frightened by threats nor can we be pushed into political correctness by Muslim terrorist groups on our own soil.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations loves to intimidate Americans for speaking freely by slinging a host of name-calling that speaks to ‘political correctness’. They utilize the term with precise guilt, but when a Fort Hood massacre, or Detroit shootout, or Denver bomber, or Texas honor killing, or South Carolina honor killing or an Arizona honor killing make front page news—not a peep from CAIR.
Therefore, let’s examine a few thoughts by Americans brave enough to step forward to Islam’s assault on Americans: February 26, 2006, Michigan State University Engineering Professor Indrek S. Wichman, informed the local Muslims:
Dear Moslem Association, “As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called 'whores' in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris, France. This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile 'protests.' If you do not like the values of the West - see the 1st Amendment - you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option. Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.” Cordially, I. S. Wichman
From a reader in Dearborn, Michigan: “I just read your column "Why Take the Risk of Muslim Immigration" by Don Collins and I wholeheartedly agree. You see, I'm a life-long resident of Dearborn, Michigan – the capital of Islam USA for really almost the entire 20th century, so living with Muslims is nothing new to me.

How the ADL is working to destroy America

''Let's be clear: The ADL has nothing to do with Judaism, Jews, or Jewish Survival. It is a collection of communists, anarchists, Jewish 60's drop-outs, bitter about their nothing status and eager to spread their venom about a socialist paradise at which they believe only they can succeed. (The earlier Bolsheviks and Trotskyite's, they assure us, just didn't get it right.!)''

It is difficult to write about Jewish traitors, but I have the obligation to do so. My life as an American and a Jew is rooted in one miracle: individual liberty and freedom of speech and conscience. We are living in dangerous times, times when men of good will are afraid to speak out. There are some things you cannot say in America today.
I will say them anyway.For years, I have noticed something curious about religion in America, Israel, and elsewhere. When I go into an establishment to pray, I notice how thick the carpet is. The gold and silver on doors and paneling's. The "honorees" abounding with their plaques and pictures adorning walls and halls. I have prayed in many different shuls (synagogues) throughout the world, and I admit a proclivity toward those humbler, more "hamish" (homey) environs, with the simple wood benches and plain floors.
For me, it is in a place surrounded by holy books, next to the Torah, with those dust-coated windows, that I find solace with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. No games here, no power trips — and you are only as good as your cleaving and yearning to be a part of His world. I reckon there's lots of folks out there who feel the same, regardless of their beliefs.
Our history as a people has been divided, roughly, into two camps.
There is one camp that stood at Mt. Sinai, witnessed great miracles, received an awesome legacy, and despite the most horrific of human travails — pogroms, inquisitions, crusades, and more — decided to hand down that legacy from generation to generation.
It is because of that meritorious Jewish tradition that I am here today and am able to write these words. There is a second camp — a more sinister group, that has done more damage to the Jews and caused more murder and destruction than all of Israel's enemies combined. To this troika belong Jews and non-Jews, and our Jewish heritage has been irrevocably altered by this movement.

The dire siren of Dubai

''...not a sustainable situation. There is presently around $3.75 in debt for every $1 in national income, whereas the historical chart indicates that the national economy can normally support around $1.50.''

In 2007, the international financial elite knew very well that there were serious problems with the world's largest banks. Perfectly good loans were being called, long-standing corporate relationships were being cast aside for short-term benefit and there was a palpable perception of something wicked on its way. While news of the so-called credit crunch was duly reported by all the major newspapers, few outside the financial world had any idea that consequences such as the meltdown of 2008 were rapidly approaching.
But if you knew what to look for, it was fairly obvious that something big and ugly was developing, which was why I wrote that "the United States was fast approaching an interesting juncture" in my WND column published
March 24, 2008. In a similar manner, what appears to be the minor matter of a Dubai-based corporation requesting a six-month moratorium on its debt payments looks very much like a warning that the next stage in the global financial crisis will be upon us soon.
Debt is the primary cause of significant economic shocks, both to the upside and the downside. This is because it magnifies profitable activity, and it multiplies losses. The following chart from Morgan Stanley shows the historical level of total debt compared to U.S. gross domestic product; note that the relative amount of debt was actually increasing from 1929 through 1933 as GDP shrank and governments and corporations attempted to stave off the effects of the contraction through debt-financed spending.

It is important to remember that the signal event of the global Great Depression was not the stock market crash of October 1929, but the failure of the Austrian Creditanstalt bank 19 months later, in May 1931. (In light of the FDIC's strategy of having "good" banks take over "bad" bank assets, it is probably worth noting that it was the Creditanstalt's forced takeover of the bankrupt Bodencreditanstalt that caused it to fail.) Is the feared default of Dubai World the modern equivalent of the Creditanstalt collapse? http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117454

Our commander in chief's Christmas crisis

Alas, after nearly three months of military deliberations, our commander in chief is finally coming out of the closet with his Afghan strategy. But is his plan based more upon politics than national security?
In September, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, requested 40,000 additional troops on top of the 68,000 already there. This increase would allow the military
flexibility to deploy 15,000 forces to the Taliban stronghold in the south, 5,000 to the eastern border with Pakistan and 10,000 as trainers for Afghan security forces. The other 10,000 would be deployed across the country in various overt and covert operations.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen suggested a plan deploying roughly 30,000 more forces. Vice President Joe Biden advocated a plan of only 10,000 to 15,000 more. And President Obama appears to be landing on roughly 30,000 more troops (with hopefully 10,000 more from the
41-country international alliance).
And one of the big questions that keeps coming to our minds is: How is it that Obama fast-tracks borrowing, bailouts or Obamacare, but he's slower than molasses when it comes to decisions like this one for the military, especially when he basically is returning to Gen. McChrystal's three-month-old request?
Some answer that military decisions are more complicated – more life and death at stake – and warrant the delay. But I genuinely believe Obama's nearly three-month delay reflects both his leadership deficiencies and a quandary that he cannot appease the left and simultaneously fulfill his campaign promise, "I will make the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban the top priority that it should be."
As I shared more than a year ago while Obama was still on the campaign trail, a professional leadership and personality profile was completed on him that revealed that he implodes when in jams that require quick or solo decisions under pressure. St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict,
Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics in the Department of Psychology, did this test "for anticipating Obama's likely leadership style as chief executive, thereby providing a basis for inferring the character and tenor of a prospective Obama presidency." The study concluded:
The combination of Ambitious, Accommodating, and Outgoing patterns in Obama's profile suggests a confident conciliator personality composite. Leaders with this personality prototype, though self-assured and ambitious, are characteristically gracious, considerate, and benevolent. They are energetic, charming, and agreeable, with a special knack for settling differences, favoring mediation and compromise over force or coercion as a strategy for resolving conflict. They are driven primarily by a need for achievement and also have strong affiliation needs, but a low need for power.
Did you catch the part, "favoring mediation and compromise over force or coercion as a strategy for resolving conflict"? An "accommodating agreeable conciliator favoring compromise" type of personality might be good for mending relations, conveying the warm fuzzies and closing a used-car deal, but it is absolutely not a positive trait for a commander in chief.

When 'consensus' doesn't count

''For instance, every public-opinion survey ever done in America on the subject of creation shows vast majorities believe God created the world. But try using "consensus" as a justification for teaching that in a public school.''

It's a funny thing about "consensus."
Often we are told that because society has reached a "consensus" on a given topic, debate about it should be all but extinguished.
Those who are not part of the "consensus" are often ridiculed and marginalized.
Those who are part of the "consensus" feel perfectly justified in imposing their view on the rest of the country – even the world.
For example, next month there's a United Nations
convention in Copenhagen at which the powers that be plan to reinvent the way the world is governed on the basis of a "consensus" that man-made, catastrophic climate change is an imminent threat to the planet.
Of course, first you have to ask yourself: "Is there really a consensus among the world's population that man's activity on the planet
presents an imminent threat to survival?"
The answer, of course, is no. Not only is there no consensus, I'm not even aware of any effort to conducting
scientific surveys to determine if there is.
The second question you have to ask is this: "Would it matter if there was such a consensus?"
The answer, of course, is no. It wouldn't matter because the world is not and should not be governed on the basis of consensus. In fact, the world shouldn't be governed at all – unless or when God Himself descends from heaven with a shout and imposes His own righteous, all-knowing judgments upon it.
Yet, next month,
we're told, because of "consensus," decisions are going to be made at this U.N. convention that will affect the lives of every man, woman and child on the planet – and we will take some significant steps toward global governance.
So be very wary when people cite "consensus" as a reason for doing anything. It's a trick. It's political sleight of hand. It's a con game – much like "man-made, catastrophic climate change." Neither one is real – and it wouldn't matter if they were. Both are merely excuses for actions that others want to impose on the rest of us. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117448

The U.S. is not dead … yet

''Our military is still the strongest and best in the world. Using our military power where and when appropriate is not arrogance. It's common sense. Pip-squeak potentates in smaller and weaker countries would like to reduce us to their level by promising to sit down and sing kumbaya.''

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" was an expression popularized by Mark Twain after hearing that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal circa 1897.
A daily overdose of bad news about our economy, military casualties and bad legislation being rushed through Congress by the Democrats would make it easy for someone to be ready to pronounce the death of the United States.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Despite all of the attention devoted to negative stories about the recession, jobs, the wars and what the liberals are trying to do to this country, we are not dead yet.
The operative word is yet.
Yes, we are on the brink of bankruptcy as a nation. Yes, our economy is stalled due to a recession that did not have to happen. And yes, our situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating because of a procrastinating president. Yet, there are many things for which we can be thankful.
Our Constitutions is not broken. It is simply not being enforced, and it is being misinterpreted by some people. The First Amendment to the Constitution says that government cannot impose religion on the people. It does not say that religion cannot be exhibited in government.
Liberals ignore this fact as they try to eliminate religion and faith from our culture. All of our currency is inscribed with "In God We Trust" for a reason.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Man lives without money for a year

'''My priority is to re-use things that people throw out and then build a sustainable infrastructure for the future. 'The fact that I have decided to continue living this lifestyle is the best recommendation anyone can make.''

A man who lived for a year without spending any money said today that it has been the happiest time of his life and he intends to continue.
Mark Boyle, 30, has lived for the past 12 months as a true 'freeconomist', leading a self-sufficient lifestyle in a caravan in Timsbury, near Bath, growing his own food and reusing junk that people have thrown away.
He says he has not spent a penny and has become a happier person, and today pledged to continue living without cash.
He cycles everywhere, his phone only takes incoming calls, he has solar-powered showers and cleans his teeth with toothpaste made from washed-up cuttlefish bones.
He either grows or forages for his food and gets his clothes from bins or from the Freecycle website.Read more:

If only Jesus were as awesome as Jackson

''Another way of looking at the film occurred to me: not as a revolting display of idolatry, but as a potentially inspiring call to worship, and worship of one who is worthy to receive glory and honor and praise... So, rather than mope about the movie and condemn its blasphemy, I found the film inspiring in an allegorical sort of way.''

"This Is It" begins with interviews of the dancers who successfully auditioned to join Michael Jackson for his biggest, grandest, most sensational concert tour, a curtain call for the legendary King of Pop.
Unfortunately, Jackson died before the tour could take place, and all the world will ever see of it is contained in this film.
And as much as I just talked up Jackson, the dancers were even more glowing in their praise:
"You inspired everything within me," states one dancer. "You're the reason I dance."
Through tears of joy, another says, "You inspire me and give me a reason to inspire others."
"I've been searching for meaning," says yet another. "This is it."
The fawning worship of pop's greatest icon began in the first minute of the movie and only escalated from there. But before you write off "This Is It" as eye-rolling, "gag me" hero worship …
It occurred to me right away that there were two ways to approach this film: The first is to react with a righteous indignation that a merely mortal man – indeed a flawed man, with gross excesses and even charges of pedophilia swimming around him – should be the recipient of such religious adoration, praise worthy only of Christ and defiled as idolatrous when heaped upon Michael Jackson. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=114743

Virtopsy: autopsy without the scalpel

''A Swiss lab has developed a way of establishing how someone died without damaging the evidence.''

A team of Swiss doctors is conducting about 100 autopsies a year without cutting open bodies, instead using devices including an optical 3D scanner that can detect up to 80 per cent of the causes of death.
Michael Thali, a professor at the University of Berne, and his colleagues have developed a system called "virtopsy", which since 2006 has been used to examine all sudden deaths or those of unnatural causes in the Swiss capital.
The US military at Dover Air Force Base is using a more limited version for autopsies on soldiers, he said.
"Without opening the body we can detect 60 to 80 per cent of the injuries and causes of death," Thali explained, standing beside the white cylindrical CT scanner in his laboratory. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6654975/Virtopsy-autopsy-without-the-scalpel.html

10 failed doomsday predictions

''Pat Robertson, 1982 In May 1980, televangelist and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson startled and alarmed many when — contrary to Matthew 24:36 ("No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven...") he informed his "700 Club" TV show audience around the world that he knew when the world would end. "I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world," Robertson said.''

With the upcoming disaster film "2012" and the current hype about Mayan calendars and doomsday predictions, it seems like a good time to put such notions in context.
Most prophets of doom come from a religious perspective, though the secular crowd has caused its share of scares as well. One thing the
doomsday scenarios tend to share in common: They don't come to pass.
Here are 10 that didn't pan out, so far:

Bleak future for Dead Sea

''The Dead Sea may soon shrink to a lifeless pond as Middle East political strife blocks vital measures needed to halt the decay of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water. Environmentalists will plead for help at the Copenhagen summit on climate talks next month.''

The Dead Sea may soon shrink to a lifeless pond as Middle East political strife blocks vital measures needed to halt the decay of the world's lowest and saltiest body of water, experts say.
The surface level is plunging by a metre (three feet) a year and nothing has yet been done to reverse the decline because of a lack of political cooperation as a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The shoreline has receded by more than a kilometre (around a mile) in some places and the world-famous lake, a key tourism destination renowned for the beneficial effect of its minerals, could dry out by 2050, according to some calculations.
"It might be confined into a small pond. It is likely to happen and this is extremely serious. Nobody is doing anything now to save it," said water expert Dureid Mahasneh, a former Jordan Valley Authority chief.

Billions to die during climate change - Maybe

Warming will 'wipe out billions'

MOST of the world's population will be wiped out if political leaders fail to agree a method of stopping current rates of global warming, one of the UK's most senior climate scientists has warned. http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/latestnews/Warming-will-39wipe-out-billions39.5867379.jp

Global warming? Don't wait up! The Earth has her own tricks to keep the carbon count in control
Sensationalist theories are generated by scientists who have evolved into professional alarmists who can influence the IPCC and reap rewards in research grants and fame. The trouble is that the only way to protect this position - and transmit their message of doom and gloom - is for the elite little coterie of climate comrades in the UK and United States to ignore geology, archaeology, history, astronomy and solar science. You see, these are the things that don't fit.
The reality is that the Earth has been here before, it has been here through worse and it is still, resolutely, here today. Climate-change theory and the dire prognosis given by its proponents is just wrong. Read more:

Follow the money to the father of lies

"One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them." -- Thomas Sowell
The brouhaha over the recent epiphany regarding junk science and climate change duplicity is a big deal.
Science is ‘supposed’ to be all about facts, evidence and proof. The scientific method that kids are taught at an early age is explained as “A method of discovering knowledge about the natural world based in making falsifiable predictions (hypotheses), testing them empirically, and developing peer-reviewed theories that best explain the known data.” It is not ‘supposed’ to be a sporting event of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ or team competition.
Reportedly, computer hackers obtained some 160 megabytes of emails from the Climate Research Unit a University in England. The e-mails were exchanges between researchers and policy advocates who shared a similar gospel according to them. Shockingly, authorities were discussing the “destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming claims”. HELL-0!?!?
Protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, exchanges about “the trick of adding in the real temps to each series…to hid the decline (in temperature),” is way egregious. Professor Phil Jones, head of the Climate Research Unit and professor Michael E. Mann at Penn State are now tap dancing.
Mann, in an effort to defend the indefensible, told the New York Times, “scientists often use the word ‘trick’ to refer to a good way to solve a problem ‘and not something secret.’ Yeah…right!
There is a boatload of damning evidence about concealing information that does not coincide with the gospel according to Al Gore.

Obama for Better or Worse

''Make no mistake about this: there has not been a United States President elected since 1861 that has advocated for the true principles of federalism and freedom, and both major political parties have only cemented and built upon the previous President’s legacy of federal power at the expense of the states and people.''

Let us assume for the moment that it became revealed that Barak Obama was not a natural born citizen of the United States, proving that he was ineligible to be President of the United States. Ok, now what? Would Obama be removed from office? Perhaps. Then what? Joseph Biden would be our next President. Ok, then what? Would the United States be freer? Would the States and the people regain their sovereignty stolen by the federal government? Would America’s form of government revert back to its original nature and character of 1787? Would self-government, the consent of the governed, limited government and federalism once again become the guiding principles throughout these states united? Would the ideals and principles of freedom once again become popular, accepted and advanced by the people and their agents in government?
Since the Confederate States of America lost the war in 1865 against the union-destroying aggressions of Abraham Lincoln and his military, the federal government has egregiously encroached upon the powers and sovereignty of the people and the states respectively. Regulations, controls, taxation, deception, falsehoods, subterfuge, “bait and switch” have all been the norm.
Thievery under “color of law” has been their modus operandi. Through myriad usurpations, all three branches of the federal government have suppressed and oppressed true freedom throughout these states. It has, through masquerade and fraud, turned our original federal form of government into a national, seemingly-all-powerful empire. It has overtaken virtually every major element of society. It has bribed (and in some cases, forced) corporations, churches, states and citizens into giving the federal government our own powers and resources, with the promise of giving them back, of course, at our expense and with their demands. The federal government has unjustifiably entangled itself in the affairs of foreign nations, corporate elites and bankster mobs. It owns major media, education institutions and religious minds across America. In essence, it has created a seemingly impenetrable matrix of fraud, deceit and corruption, Republic or Democrat in the White House notwithstanding.
Despite the well-intentioned efforts and thoughts of many in America who feel that removing Obama from the Presidency, based upon constitutional grounds (i.e. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 4), will somehow restore freedom to America, this simply is not the case and entirely misses the true crux of the problem. Do not misunderstand what I am saying: most certainly the constitution should be followed, and we the people of the states and the state governments should insist on it. http://www.newswithviews.com/Timothy/baldwin102.htm

Going Global: Dropping Truth for Mysticism

''“Peter, the Bible and the Ancient Mysteries are total opposites. The mysteries are all about the god within you. . . man as god. The Bible is all about the God above you...'''

"My own faith is rooted in the unshakable belief in God... and an awareness of a constant and holy spiritual presence in all people, all life, and all things."[1] Former vice president, Al Gore
"I am a Christian.... I believe that there are many paths to the same place.... I am a great admirer of our founding charter... and its resolve to prevent disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country.... I think Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man who... never slipped into intolerance or dogma."
[2] Former Senator, Barack Obama
“Lift us to the level of the universal…. Chant the names of the gods. Start with om: Om Krishna… Om Buddha…"
[3] A United Religions worship service (UR was founded by an Anglican bishop)
"The Buddha said, ‘You are God yourself.’”
[4] Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
If you have read 1984 by George Orwell, you probably remember Big Brother's mind-changing creed:
"War is PEACE. Freedom is SLAVERY. Ignorance is STRENGTH."
It illustrates the Soviet double-speak used to confuse, transform, and then unify a compliant mass of contented slaves. And now, seventy years after its publication, Orwellian double-speak is spreading this confusion faster than ever. In this upside-down world, wrong seems right, good is called evil, and lies are simply the new convenient truths. Since feelings count more than facts, illusion reigns, oppression spreads, Jihad is justified, and the Bible is banned!
The true God behind our national Thanksgiving celebrations doesn't conform to America's changing values. But other spiritual options are filling the gaps as they sweep across our land. Blinding eyes to His truth, they cloud history, and mock the faith that built honesty, truth, and integrity into America's foundation. Sad to say, that foundation is now crumbling fast.

Say his name...Obamazilla!

Eleven months ago, he landed on the shores of America destroying everything in his path. A gigantic fire breathing monster reeking havoc, consuming private sector industries, crushing institutions which have made America great and destroying lives. With fear and trembling we dare to utter his name...Obamazilla! Though appearing indestructible and unstoppable, millions of brave patriots arose to challenge the beast; vowing not to sit idly by as America as we know it is terminated.
As a patriot, I am totally focused on defeating Obamazilla, America's true Nemesis. I will not allow myself to be side tracked into participating in Tea Party movement family feuds. We are blessed to have brilliant strong willed strategists on our side who think they know which direction is best for the movement. That is fine. However, it is unfruitful and misdirected to boycott, trash and waste time and resources suing those on our side who have varying opinions.
Nobody or organization can claim ownership or take credit for this amazing historical Tea Party movement. It belongs solely to We The People. It still blows my mind how without media support, but through on-line social networks and word of mouth, 1.7 million patriots showed up in Washington DC on 9-12 to oppose tyrannical government.
Some have even attempted to force me to take sides. They threatened, "Lloyd, if you sing at their tea party, I will no longer be your fan." Unless a tea party group is wacko, while I may not totally agree with their approach, I consider them an ally. Again, my total focus is on the big picture, stopping the huge monster which is destroying our freedom, liberty and culture.

The 'gatecrashers' with Obamanoid Op in 2005

While hand-wringing continues in the White House and among Secret Service officials over an alleged gate-crashing of a state dinner, it appears Michaele and Tareq Salahi had met with Barack Obama previously when he served as a U.S. senator.
Though the Secret Service is taking the rap for the breach of protocol, the couple's
is affirming the White House had cleared the Salahis as guests at the Tuesday night event.
A statement issued by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said the agency was "deeply concerned and embarrassed by the circumstances surrounding the State Dinner" and added that "the preliminary findings of our internal investigation have determined established protocols were not followed at an initial checkpoint, verifying that two individuals were on the guest list." Sullivan suggested that the couple had been screened for weapons, but should not have gained entry. "That failing is ours," he said.
A special Whistleblower magazine report – "THE SECRET LIFE OF BARACK OBAMA"

Out with Jesus, in with 'Frosty the Snowman'

The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has upheld a school district's ban on Christmas carols such as "Silent Night," "Joy to the World," "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" – and approved "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman."
In the Nov. 24 ruling the Third Circuit approved the school policy banning all religious Christmas music, including instrumentals, that had been part of the
South Orange–Maplewood School District's Christmas program for years – until one parent complained.
Attorneys with the
Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., argued to reverse a lower-court ruling affirming the policy. The firm argued the district's ban on religious music conveys a government-sponsored message of disapproval and hostility toward religion in violation of the Establishment Clause.
"Christmas is a national
holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, not the birth of Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. "This ruling is another example of how the courts have tyrannically twisted the Establishment Clause as a weapon against Christians in the War on Christmas."
The law firm says the school's ban was specifically aimed at preventing Christmas music, including simple instrumentals without words, during holiday concerts.
As WND reported, the district had allowed the performance of traditional Christmas music for more than 60 years but in 2004 suddenly banned it. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117144

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tiger Woods attacked by someone

Tiger Woods, bolting his Florida mansion after a reported late-night fight with his wife, was found dazed and bleeding Friday after plowing his SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree.
The world's No. 1 golfer was pulling out of his driveway at 2:25 a.m. when he double-bogeyed the getaway in his 2009
Cadillac Escalade, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Elin Nordegren heard the crash from inside the couple's $2.4 million home and went to her spouse's aid, police said.
The one-time Swedish model grabbed a golf club, smashed out a rear window in the SUV and helped Woods out of the wreck, said
Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor.
TMZ.com reported that a source said Nordegren scratched Woods' face after she went berserk over reports he was seeing another woman and chased him with a golf club, striking his vehicle as he ran from the home.
The Web site said the source talked to Woods after the smashup.

Signs of the times

''God surely must have wanted us to learn about last-days events, because 30 percent of Scripture is dedicated to the subject. It is important to study Bible prophecy, because it not only teaches us about our future, but it also assures us that God keeps his promises. Just as surely as God kept his word with prophecies that foretold the arrival of the Messiah, he wants us to know that he will keep his word about the prophecies pertaining to his return.''

Every morning, I always check the weather, because I want to know how to dress. Will it be warm? Will it be cool? Will it be raining? But I have come to realize that my guess is as good as the so-called experts. So often they will say it will be clear, and then it rains. Or they will predict rain, and it is clear. But I can guarantee one way that it will rain: wash your car. It works every time.
Just as we can read the weather, Jesus said there would be signs of the times we need to look for that will indicate he is coming back again. He said, "You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3 NIV).
Sometimes signs are not all that clear, and at other times, they are very clear. In the Bible, God has given us signs of the times, if you will, to be looking for that will signal the return of Jesus Christ. In my opinion, the following are without question signs of the times – signs that these are indeed the last days: the regathering of the Jewish people to their homeland of Israel; the isolation of Israel and threats to annihilate her; the growing nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran; the increase in global turmoil, ranging from increased earthquakes to tsunamis; the crash of the
stock market and rapid changes in global economics; the fading of the United States as the economic superpower with the emergence of new nations; and the move toward a one-world currency.Jesus said we are to pay attention to the signs of the times. While the study of Bible prophecy is an endlessly fascinating subject, we must not approach it only with our minds, but also with our hearts. In other words, we don’t want to merely discuss these things in an academic way; they should also move us as individuals. The realization that judgment is coming on the world should impact us personally.
When God revealed to the prophet Daniel what was about to unfold in the future, he dropped to his knees. He was stunned. He was unable to say a word. Daniel's understanding of end-times events moved him deeply. And the same should happen to us. In fact, if we really understand what the Bible is saying about the imminent return of Jesus Christ, it should cause us to want to be on our toes spiritually. When Bible prophecy is properly taught and understood, it should move our hearts, giving us a sense of urgency and a desire to reach others.

Liberal from MIT Retards the Facts

''What we are in danger of is overreaction. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, both responses to 9/11, have created more terrorism than any other single cause.''
Two events in the last month have raised the terror alert to red: the killing of 13 soldiers and police at Ford Hood, apparently by a Muslim psychiatrist, and the decision to try high-level 9/11 suspects in a civilian criminal court in New York City.
However, these events are being manipulated by the right wing to bang the alarm bells ever louder. From House Republican leader John Boehner and Republican Representative Peter Hoekstra of Michigan to former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson and blogger Michelle Malkin, many on the right are grandstanding on both events with such force that it is cultivating terror in the American public.
Consider the tragedy at Fort Hood. Major Nidal Malik Hasan is suspected of killing more than a dozen in a shooting rampage. Many are insisting that the Obama administration call this an act of terrorism, and several politicians have called for restrictions or bans on Muslims in the military, or worse.
What these demands impart to the rest of us, of course, is that Muslims in uniform - any uniform - are not trustworthy, that all are guilty until proven innocent. If a police officer who pulls you over for speeding has a name like “Ahmed’’ or “Mohammed,’’ watch out. One might even assume that any Muslim, not just one in uniform, is a threat.
This is the kind of attitude that sows terror. Consider the 9/11 trial in this same light. Several GOP congressmen have suggested that the presence of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other defendants brought from Guantanamo will encourage Al Qaeda to kidnap the judge’s daughter or the bailiff’s cousin; that New York City itself could be under siege; that the terrorists will use this “show trial’’ as a platform, and so on. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles

Drill, fill, and $ bill $

''In 1859 the lay dentists banded together and formed the ADA (American Dental Association) promoting mercury amalgam fillings as safe. They refused membership and blackballed any doctor or dentist who opposed mercury fillings.''

History Unravels Why the FDA Would Think Mercury Fillings are Harmless
"The [mercury] levels released by dental amalgam fillings are not high enough to cause harm in patients."[1a] So says the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Three months ago they declared mercury fillings safe not only for healthy adults but also children and pregnant women.
Endless scientific research says otherwise. In high doses, mercury damages the brain, lungs and kidneys.[2] More common symptoms include nerve damage, skin discoloration, swelling, accelerated heartbeat, high blood pressure, hair loss, rashes, muscle weakness, memory impairment and insomnia.
Why then would the FDA claim that placing mercury in your mouth – where you take in air, food and water – will do no harm? A brief look at the short history of so-called "modern" dentistry provides some shocking answers…
Dentistry Began With Barbers and Blacksmiths
A couple hundred years ago we left the pulling and filling of teeth to hair-cutters and horseshoers. Barbers already worked with heads — where troublesome teeth could be found. And the blacksmith's skill with molten metal came in handy for filling cavities.
“Problems with your teeth? I'll fix you up – soon as I’m done shoeing this horse. "
Dental work proved an easy and profitable profession. Nothing like a customer in extreme pain with no one else to turn to. Many blacksmiths and barbers decided to specialize in teeth (with no medical training) and became the first dentists.

Social science as God is DEAD!

''Comte wanted to use his social technology to turn all humans into obedient biological machines. His technology was successful with some, but recent violent events and economic disasters prove that there is not, and never was a social science. Social science as God and as a scientific system is DEAD. Sociology is DEAD. The Positive Religion is DEAD . Thank GOD!''
Let's get practical. Anyone can complain about the government and the abuse we are made to suffer, but complaining accomplishes nothing. A complaint is little more than a plea for sympathy. Many people may say, "Yes, we are abused. That's really sad."
But, so what? The abuse continues. Before we can make major corrections we have to center our efforts on those who are really responsible for the many abusive government intrusions. Elected officials? Not really. These days they are just mechanisms who put their final sanction on whatever legislation they are instructed to support in order to replace the Constitution with a WORld Management System (WORMS). Very few, if any, politicians write the legislation that gives away our freedom and our sovereignty. In fact, very few even read the legislation.
Most of the oppressive legislation is written by those associated with universities, think tanks, foundations and non-governmental organizations. Congress and legislatures merely put their sanction on legislation written by those who call themselves, 'social scientists.'

Disunity: Islam's secret weapon

In 1871, the Apache Indian chief Cochise made many mistakes in fighting Gen. George Crook on the Arizona frontier, but he never invited Crook to sit in his war council. Crook on the other hand had dozens of Apache scouts and informants. Lessons, lessons, everywhere.

''In this struggle, Islam has a secret weapon – America’s moral confusion. The governing elites in America do not see an adversary, so they do not see a need for a strategy to resist the adversary. The American left does not see radical Islam as an enemy of democracy or personal liberties, they see only new recruits to the "post-modern" society of multiculturalism. The ideology of cultural relativism does not allow its adherents to see radical Islam as incompatible with constitutional liberty.''

While speaking recently at American University in Washington, D.C., a student asked me a provocative question. "If what you say is true about culture being so important, don’t we owe the Native Americans an apology for invading this continent and destroying their culture?" To the student’s surprise, I answered, "Yes, that’s true." What I then told the student is that we ought to learn from history instead of repeating the mistakes the American Indians made. The indigenous Native American culture was defeated by the invading Europeans for two main reasons. The first one is obvious: the European-Americans had vastly superior technology. The second decisive advantage is less understood and often forgotten – the Indian tribes’ disunity. When Europeans came to the Americas, the Spanish and Portuguese to Central and South America, the British and French to North America, they encountered hundreds of scattered, warring tribes. Many of the tribes made alliances with the new arrivals because they saw them as allies against other tribes who were their historic enemies. Capt. Cortes had Indian allies when he conquered Mexico City in 1521, and that pattern was repeated in the American West.Today, American culture is easy prey to invading cultures because of a similar fragmentation and accelerating balkanization. America is falling into a new tribalism based on ethnic and racial identities. This new, toxic culture is not coming from across the ocean or across our borders, it is bred and nourished within our own institutions by the ideology of multiculturalism. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117318

Sane, scientific facts about global warming

''One top solar physicist said, "It's the height of presumption and hubris for man to think that he can affect or warp the temperature of this whole vast planet by his puny activities. The sun rules our climate, and the sun alone."''
In just days from now, our president will be in Copenhagen with a large group of influential people from around the world, discussing what immediate and long-term measures must be taken to prevent our globe from frying like an egg on a hot sidewalk.
That last part is an exaggeration, of course, but the attitude among most of the attendees seems too similar to the fairy tale about Chicken Little, who ran around the barnyard screaming "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"
Former Vice President Al Gore has spent some eight years roaming the world with a message just about as dire, and was handed a Nobel Prize for his efforts. Now Bloomberg reports that Mr. Gore has seen his net worth soar from $2 million when he left office to more than $100 million now. He stands to personally make billions if "cap and
trade" passes, because of his stake in the newly created agency that will lay billions of penalties on entities that produce more carbon emissions than the agency deems allowable.
If this happens, it will make America's fabled "robber barons" from another era look like neighborhood kids with a lemonade stand. What makes this James
Bond or Michael Crichton story so fascinating is that a growing majority of the world's scientists are loudly proclaiming, "The sky is not falling!" The world is not frying in CO2! It’s actually cooling, and has been for some time! What's sinister about all this is that 67 senators are ready to vote for a "cap and trade" carbon tax that will cripple American industry and our own ability to produce essential oil and coal while we try to come up with alternatives – and make Mr. Gore the world's first "carbon billionaire." If drastically wrong decisions are made by our president in Copenhagen, we will likely lose our status as the world leader in productivity, and be drawn into a world governing body that will tell us what we can and cannot do. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117332

Climate myth: 4 corners of deceit

"Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegaldestruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure,manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims andmuch more."

The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment andit is a travesty that we can't ... . Our observing system is inadequate. - Scientist at University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit
On Thursday. Nov. 19 a hacker broke into the computers at the University ofEast Anglia's
Research Unit (CRU) and released 160 megabytes ofconfidential files onto the Internet – including 1,079 emails and 72documents. Over the past 10 days, those materials have now been posted all over theInternet and reveal what most rational people have thought all along – thatanthropogenic (man caused) global warming is perhaps the biggest scientifichoax in the past 150 years, or since publication of Charles Darwin'streatise on evolution, "The Origin of Species" (1859).Last Tuesday, radio host Rush Limbaugh, in his commentary on the recentclimate change scandal, put this outrage in a bigger context he referred to as the"four corners of deceit" which consist of: government, academia, science andmedia.This theory is placed in the paradigm of two worldviews that have warredagainst each other since antiquity – Veritas vs. Infidus – a worldview basedon Truth vs. a worldview based on the Big Lie. Liberalism with its multiplicity of manifestations – paganism, humanism,Enlightenment, Darwinism, progressivism, Marxism, socialism, fascism,communism, naturalism, Nazism, Statism, Obamaism – is all part of the sameexistential Big Lie. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117323

Sen. Dodd: U.N. facilitator of 'Marxist utopia'

''Dodd's bill, like all sustainable development propaganda, paints a warm and fuzzy picture of what "livable" or "sustainable" communities should be. The propaganda fails to point out that in order to achieve this Marxist utopia, government has to enforce the vision. This means that people must live where government says they must live; in homes that meet the government's design criteria; and travel to work in vehicles approved by the government.''

When the term “Sustainable Development” first entered the world, it was defined to be:
"Development that meets the needs of the
present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The term and the definition are the creation of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, then vice-chair of the International Socialist Party.
To give meaning to this grandiose definition, the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development adopted
Agenda 21, signed by 179 nations, including the United States. This document is a 40-chapter laundry list of recommendations to create "Sustainable Communities."
Sen. Christopher Dodd is facilitating these U.N. recommendations through his "
Livable Communities Act" (S. 1619), which further defines the term this way:
"The term 'sustainable development' means a pattern of resource use designed to create livable communities by:(A) providing a variety of safe and reliable
transportation choices;(B) providing affordable, energy-efficient, and location-efficient housing choices for people of all income levels, ages, races, and ethnicities;(C) supporting, revitalizing, and encouraging the growth of communities and maximizing the cost effectiveness of existing infrastructure;(D) promoting economic development and economic competitiveness;(E) preserving the environment and natural resources;(F) protecting agricultural land, rural land, and green spaces; and(G) supporting public health and improving the quality of life for residents of and workers in a community." Dodd's bill will authorize the appropriation of billions of dollars to bribe states and local communities to transform the nation into soviet-styled communities where freedom is sacrificed for the utopian vision of sustainable development. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117249