Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Iran: Self Destruct

Killing Us with Kindness

''The social psychopath is a subtle killer, one way or another. If he succeeds in becoming a justice of the Supreme Court, he will give clemency to the undeserving and be merciless to those who he perceives are innocent. He commits injustice with justice, protected behind the book he goes by.'' Murder by knowledge, that is to say, brainwashing that forces conformity to any political or religious ideology, can be applied two different ways. The first is the application of incessant pressure to memorize everything to the exclusion of everything else and make those who do not conform disappear and the like. The second form of murder by knowledge is much more sophisticated and used in China to the end that they produce excellent engineers and scientists minus their common sense. Students are given a chance for a splendid education, but in order to graduate they are put through several months of grueling, exhausting, debilitating pressures and forced to memorize every useful or useless educational morsel put before them. Only those who pass muster will get a degree. The result works well for the system. Winners lose their intuition and cannot bring forth anything new and losers lose all hope. Perhaps you remember how stupid you felt when you could not make the grade because of such pressures. This is how and why China produces intelligent dehumanized machines so as to steal and reproduce the intellectual rights of the world, but never originates anything new. The political value lies in an elite system of scientists, engineers and dropouts who can never summon the intuitive will to rebel against their shadow tyranny.

The lives of students everywhere are imperiled by the kind of pressured growing and learning aimed at creating a feudal system of zombies who are forbidden to see for themselves and who must look to Big Brother for everything. “Good students,” the kind that readily submit to indoctrination, are often potential traitors to humanity. As temporary or permanent enemies of understanding, they are destined to become the next generation of hierarchical, ecclesiastical, letter-of-the-law parents and teachers without any patience for those seeking to understand.

When I was a child, I was slow to grasp. Because my understanding forbade me to learn in the way of the world, I can still understand life today. Because I wanted to get to the bottom of what was taught me, I was very slow to learn; but I got through and I am speaking to you now from the other side, and the other side is testifying to where I am coming from.

Super-ambitious people are blind, unprincipled, beastly, mercilessly cruel achievers. If they are not our social keepers and bureaucratic puppets, they are psychopathic or psychotic killers, taking pride in tearing down what made them (or destroyed them). Any kind of learning without the benefit of understanding builds pride. The evil pride-thing operating through knowledge hardens the heart; it dehumanizes as it teaches. (Even street knowledge makes the rebel proud.)

Sensitive dropouts (by and large more intelligent than the cop-outs) often become anti-social. Some cannot learn because of a total rebellion against the rape of pressure-teaching. Their minds erect emotional barriers to protect against being made over in the image of the mad spirit of education. Alas, they have the mad spirit nevertheless. To respond, even in rebellion, is to obey—we become what we hate or love (cling to).

Although knowledge does seem to be the enemy, the real enemy is always the pressure-spirit behind knowledge; our weakness—the struggle for it or the struggle against it—lets it in.

The system that projects its vileness into a child in the first place, looks at him as though he were the problem in the second place. The pathetic plight of every victim challenges and justifies the system to give more foul, soul-killing “help.” Therefore, the vile spirit of the rote-learning system hardens the soul in its revolt against being “helped” by the parent/teacher/minister, but rebellion only gives power to false authorities, making it seem as if they have the right to shove religion, educational brainwashing and criminal reform down the victims’ throats. Conversely, rebels who have become decadent and vile through their rebellion, enjoy their contempt for hypocrisy in order to maintain their “integrity” and their right to destroy through rebellion. The more the wicked system tries to help, the bigger the sickness it creates, which then seems to need its help—you know, “after all, the kids can’t read” type of thing. The cure is the sickness. The “help” of the world is a hindrance to meaningful change, and the victims of such assistance generally go mad either trying to make it or rebelling. Through taxes, research and special programs, we are being made to finance our own destruction.

Even though right things are sometimes taught (the right numbers, verses and chapters reeled off and behavior patterns drilled in) the spirit of the system projects its own secret vileness at the very moment it pretends to reform. Hell’s projection through the neurotic application of knowledge is ignorance, crime, revolution, disease, famine, war, and all manner of tragedy.

The trademark of evil is pressure. It violates and creates the need for more of the same. Pressure is calculated to drive out understanding and make one dependent on it as the ground of one’s knowing and being. http://www.newswithviews.com/Masters/roy110.htm

Monday, January 30, 2012

Romney - 66639

America's Broken State by Barack Obama

“The State of our Union is broke, heading for bankrupt, and total collapse shortly thereafter. Thank you and goodnight! You’ve been a terrific crowd!”

I gather that Americans prefer something a little more upbeat, so one would not begrudge a speechwriter fluffing it up by holding out at least the possibility of some change of fortune, however remote. Instead, President Obama assured us at great length that nothing is going to change, not now, not never. Indeed the Union’s state — its unprecedented world-record brokeness — was not even mentioned. If, as I was, you happened to be stuck at Gate 27 at one of the many U.S. airports laboring under the misapprehension that pumping CNN at you all evening long somehow adds to the gaiety of flight delays, you would have watched an address that gave no indication its speaker was even aware that the parlous state of our finances is an existential threat not only to the nation but to global stability. The message was, oh, sure, unemployment’s still a little higher than it should be, and student loans are kind of expensive, and the housing market’s pretty flat, but it’s nothing that a little government “investment” in green jobs and rural broadband and retraining programs can’t fix. In other words, more of the unaffordable same.

The president certainly had facts and figures at his disposal. He boasted that his regulatory reforms “will save business and citizens more than $10 billion over the next five years.” Wow. Ten billion smackeroos! That’s some savings — and in a mere half a decade! Why, it’s equivalent to what the government of the United States borrows every 53 hours. So by midnight on Thursday Obama had already re-borrowed all those hard-fought savings from 2017. “In the last 22 months,” said the president, “businesses have created more than three million jobs.” Impressive. But 125,000 new foreign workers arrive every month (officially). So we would have to have created 2,750,000 jobs in that period just to stand still.

Fortunately, most of the items in Obama’s interminable speech will never happen, any more than the federally funded bicycling helmets or whatever fancies found their way onto Bill Clinton’s extravagant shopping lists in the Nineties. At the time, the excuse for Clinton’s mountain of legislative molehills was that all the great battles had been won, and, in the absence of a menacing Russian bear, what else did a president have to focus on except criminalizing toilet tanks over 1.6 gallons. President Obama does not enjoy the same dispensation, and any historians stumbling upon a surviving DVD while sifting through the ruins of our civilization will marvel at how his accumulation of delusional trivialities was apparently taken seriously by the assembled political class. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/289543/state-our-union-broke-mark-steyn

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Don't Tell, Don't Ask...What??

Waking up to the untruths of Barack Obama

''Even more telling than his audience’s response to this, however, was what happened when Obama referred briefly to the need to develop “clean energy on enough public land to power three million homes”. But no mention now of vast numbers of wind turbines – those props beside which he constantly chose to be filmed back in 2008. No harking back to his boast that “renewable energy” would create “four million jobs”. And even to this sole fleeting reminder of what, four years ago, was his flagship policy the response of Congress was a deafening silence.'' When I happened to wake up in the middle of the night last Wednesday and caught the BBC World Service’s live relay of President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress, two passages had me rubbing my eyes in disbelief.

The first came when, to applause, the President spoke about the banking crash which coincided with his barnstorming 2008 election campaign. “The house of cards collapsed,” he recalled. “We learned that mortgages had been sold to people who couldn’t afford or understand them.” He excoriated the banks which had “made huge bets and bonuses with other people’s money”, while “regulators looked the other way and didn’t have the authority to stop the bad behaviour”. This, said Obama, “was wrong. It was irresponsible. And it plunged our economy into a crisis that put millions out of work.”

I recalled a piece I wrote in this column on January 29, 2009, just after Obama took office. It was headlined: “This is the sub-prime house that Barack Obama built”. As a rising young Chicago politician in 1995, no one campaigned more actively than Mr Obama for an amendment to the US Community Reinvestment Act, legally requiring banks to lend huge sums to millions of poor, mainly black Americans, guaranteed by the two giant mortgage associations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

It was this Act, above all, which let the US housing bubble blow up, far beyond the point where it was obvious that hundreds of thousands of homeowners would be likely to default. Yet, in 2005, no one more actively opposed moves to halt these reckless guarantees than Senator Obama, who received more donations from Fannie Mae than any other US politician (although Senator Hillary Clinton ran him close).

A later passage in Obama’s speech, when he hailed the way his country’s energy future has been transformed by the miracle of shale gas, met with a storm of applause. Not only would this give the US energy security for decades, creating 600,000 jobs, but it could now go all out to exploit its gas and oil reserves (more applause). Yet this was the man who in 2008 couldn’t stop talking about the threat of global warming, and was elected on a pledge to make the US only the second country in the world, after Britain, to commit to cutting its CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by 80 per cent within 40 years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/9045657/How-I-woke-up-to-the-untruths-of-Barack-Obama.html

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I can't hear you...

Describing the Next to Last War?

''Ezekiel only listed one major modern nation from each of the four corners of the compass so as to highlight the massive scale of this coming regional invasion. The following map represents the nations specified by Ezekiel revealing the likelihood of this interpretation.'' Throughout the Christian church, an idea that has gained much traction in recent years holds that the next major Middle Eastern war is described in Psalm 83. According to this view, a contingent of Arab nations that immediately surround Israel will soon make an attempt to invade her, only to be utterly defeated by the Israeli Defense Forces. Many even believe that as a result of this great victory over her neighbors, Israel will literally come to occupy the nations of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This growing view also holds that after this period of victory and peace, another massive war, this time described in Ezekiel 38 and 39, will follow. If one peruses several of the larger online Bible prophecy discussion forums, it will quickly become apparent just how widespread this view truly is among prophecy students.

But few of these students of prophecy are aware of the many problems with this view. For the past few years, I’ve been highlighting several of these problems, but recently, both Dr. Thomas Ice, the executive director of the Pre-Trib Research Center, and Pastor Mark Hitchcock, another very well-accomplished prophecy teacher and author, have also articulated several of the problems with the popular interpretation of Psalm 83.

The first problem is that most scholars reject the idea that Psalm 83 is even an actual prophecy, but is simply, “a national prayer of lament.” Such a Psalm would not be considered a prophecy in the sense of that which was uttered by the biblical prophets.

Second, even if one does consider Psalm 83 to be a prophecy in the proper sense, the primary reason many have come to accept this two-war scenario is because of the differences between the nations listed in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39. While Psalm 83 lists what are often referred to as the “inner circle” of nations that immediately border Israel, Ezekiel 38 and 39 lists a series of nations that form a larger “outer ring” around Israel including Turkey, Iran, Sudan, Libya and, many argue, Russia. But a closer examination of both texts reveals that it is far more likely that these two passages speak of the same war.

If one examines the list of nations in Psalm 83, few analysts include the nation of Turkey. Yet Asaph, the writer of this Psalm, mentions that “Assyria” (v.8) will join this coalition. When this Psalm was written during the reign of King David, the Kingdom of Assyria included portions of modern-day Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Analysts of Psalm 83 have included both Iraq and Syria in their coming invasion scenario, but never Turkey. Yet the reality is that the Assyrian Kingdom during the time the Psalm was written included quite a bit more of modern Turkey than Syria. This is significant, of course, because Turkey features so prominently in the Ezekiel 38 & 39 prophecy.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Faux Rex Angst

Why U.S.?

''If America wishes to lead the world, let us do it by example, as we once did, not by hectoring every nation on earth to adopt the American way, which as of now, does not seem to be working all that well for Americans.'' U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, Obama’s man in Moscow, who just took up his post, has received a rude reception. And understandably so.

In 1992, McFaul was the representative in Russia of the National Democratic Institute, a U.S. government-funded agency whose mission is to promote democracy abroad.

The NDI has been tied to color-coded or orange revolutions such as those that dethroned regimes in Serbia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Lebanon. The project miscarried in Belarus.

The NDI is one of several agencies, dating to the 1980s, that were set up to subvert communist regimes. With the end of the Cold War, however, these agencies were not decommissioned, but recommissioned to serve as something of an American Comintern.

Where the old Comintern of Lenin sought to instigate communist revolutions across the West and its empires, post-Cold War America decided to promote democratic revolutions to remake the world in the image of late 20th-century America.

In 2002, McFaul wrote a book: “Russia’s Unfinished Revolution.”

Vladimir Putin’s men are not unreasonably asking if he was sent to Moscow to finish that revolution. Putin has already accused Hillary Clinton of flashing the signal for street demonstrations to begin – to protest Russia’s December’s elections.

Nor is it surprising the Putin’s people are suspicious of McFaul, who added to his problems by meeting with anti-Putin dissidents the day after he presented his credentials.

McFaul says this is part of his “dual-track engagement” with Russian society. Before leaving for Moscow, he told NPR’s “Morning Edition”: “We’re not going to get into the business of dictating (Russia’s) path (to democracy). … We’re just going to support what we like to call ‘universal values’ – not American values, not Western values, universal values.” But what, exactly, are these “universal values”?

And who are we to impose them on other nations? Did Divine Providence assign us this mission? Who do we Americans think we are?

After all, we do not even agree ourselves on what is moral and immoral, good and evil. Indeed, our own deep disagreements on what is moral and what is not are at the root of the culture wars tearing this country apart.

In America, women have a constitutional right to an abortion. Scores of millions have availed themselves of that right since Roe v. Wade. Yet traditionalists of many faiths – Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Orthodox and Jewish – reject any such woman’s right and regard it as a moral abomination.

Do homosexuals have a right to cohabit, form civil unions and marry?

In a few American states, yes; in others, no. But try to impose those values on nations of the Muslim and Third Worlds, where homosexuality is a moral outrage and even a capital offense, and our ambassadors will find themselves in physical peril.

Does McFaul believe democracy is a universally superior system of government? Yet our own Founding Fathers detested one-man, one-vote democracy. Democracy does not even get a mention in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Federalist Papers. http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/who-commissioned-us-to-remake-the-world/

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Tim Tebow Exposes a Shallow Christianity

Tim Tebow is a mirror. He exposes how shallow most of our Christianity is. That’s what makes us so uncomfortable…"I am a Christian, but I am not as fanatical about it as Tebow is."

“America! America! God Shed His Grace on Thee; And Crown Thy Good, With Brotherhood…” -America The Beautiful

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! -Isaiah 5:20

In case you have not noticed, sleeve-wearing Christian Tim Tebow has been causing quite a stir across the football world with his unashamed living out of the Gospel. His I-love-Jesus-more-than-anything approach to life has proved to be quite unsettling to those who are uncomfortable with his bold proclamation of Romans 1:16.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

In my lifetime I cannot name a single public figure, apart from those who make a living off of the Gospel, who has been as bold of a witness as Number 15 for the Denver Broncos.

He is not the only Christian in the NFL. The past two Super Bowl Champions had Christians under center, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, yet one would have to dig to find stories of their witness to their Faith.

Former Super Bowl QB Kurt Warner of the St. Louis Rams claims Christ, yet he recently advised Tebow that he would be better off if he removed Jesus from his sleeve…or at least put a sweatshirt over the top of his arms.

“But I’d tell him, ‘Put down the boldness in regards to the words, and keep living the way you’re living. Let your teammates do the talking for you. Let them cheer on your testimony.’ Kurt Warner

Yeah right Kurt. Hide that light under a bushel. That I’ll-show-them-Christ-by-the-way-I-live approach hasn’t gotten us very far in spreading the Gospel. America is a vast moral wasteland because we have hidden the light.

In this country we no longer “crown the good.” Because of our silence our culture has evolved to the point where we “crown the bad.” Tim Tebow is bad. Lady Gaga is good. Tim Tebow won’t be at the Super Bowl, but Madonna will.

In the NFL the Material Girl trumps the Spiritual Guy. (I wonder if Kurt Warner would ask Madonna to tone it down a bit.) It seems to me that the wrong folks are ashamed.

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1. Bold Christianity would make Madonna run to the locker room.

Tim Tebow is a mirror. He exposes how shallow most of our Christianity is. That’s what makes us so uncomfortable…"I am a Christian, but I am not as fanatical about it as Tebow is."

No kidding. I wonder which one is more like Jesus…you or Tim Tebow? Would Jesus tell Tim to “tone it down?” Would Jesus tell you to?

No. He doesn’t have to. You already have toned it down yourself. That’s why Christianity is so under assault in the culture. We are ashamed of the Gospel. We are ashamed to speak up for what is right.

We have allowed them to put a crown on the head of the evil. We have failed to understand that nature loves a vacuum. The removal of the Christian standard of morality from our culture has opened the floodgates to secular debauchery.

Silence isn’t golden…it is yellow. Our Christian-laryngitis has resulted in no prayer in schools, no Ten Commandments, sodomite-“marriage,” legalized baby-murder, Christ-less Christmas…

I wonder if any of the heathen have asked Lady Gaga to tone it down? Have they impugned her for her vicious assault on the morality of America’s children?

It is one thing when the God-haters want Tim to tone it done. It is quite another when those on his own team are knocking the ball out of his hands.

Even in the church we no longer “crown the good.” Humanism has forced its way into the void, and the Gospel has been relegated to a self-help, best-life-now, felt-needs formula for success in life.

Tim Tebow crushes that paradigm like a snot-snorting, blitzing line-backer.

Jesus IS life. Tim Tebow has his arms around something bigger than the NFL!

In this age of self-centered narcissism Tebow carries a different message. The answer to America’s problems is not government. The problems in America are Spiritual. Turn to Jesus and not to politics.

We must return to an America where good is crowned.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New(t) Populism

Populism can be defined as an ideology political philosophy or type of discourse Generally, a common theme compares "the people" against "the elite", and urges social and political system changes. It can also be defined as a rhetorical style employed by members of various political or social movements

Nancy Pelosi Blackmails Newt?

''Blackmail is gaining or attempting to gain anything of value or compelling another to act against such person's will, by threatening to communicate accusations or statements about any person that would subject such person or any other person to public ridicule, contempt or degradation."

House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi recently said that if Newt Gingrich is the Republican nominee, she will disclose what Americans do not now know about him out of confidential House Ethics Committee investigations. Newt noted that this was an ethical violation itself, which caused Pelosi to back off her earlier threat, but there is more at issue than just House Ethics Committee rules.

John King, CNN: "You make your case there passionately for President Obama. But also understand that this is a tough reelection climate for any president, Democrat or Republican in this economy. Because of your history with Speaker Gingrich, what goes through your mind when you think of the possibility, which is more real today than it was a week or a month ago, that he would be the Republican nominee and that you could come back here next January or next February with a President Gingrich?"

Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "Let me just say this. That will never happen."

King: "Why?"

Pelosi: "He's not going to be President of the United States. That's not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it, it isn't going to happen."

King: "Why are you so sure?"

Pelosi: "There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that's their prerogative. I don't even think that's going to happen."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nuclear Knight in Shining Armor?

Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - Alexander the Great - English - Iran, Alexander the Great, Persians, Persian King, king Darius, nuclear threat, pre-emptive attack, Mideast

Having a 25 Megaton Blast

What would happen if a nuclear blast went off in just one American City? Let’s look at the results of a nuclear explosion released by the Department of Homeland Security’s Terror Report and the Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness and Response. The CDC describes a nuclear blast produced by a nuclear bomb which involves the splitting of atoms called fission or fusion. It produces an intense wave of heat, light, air pressure and radiation. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan at the end of World War II were examples of such blasts.

However, the nuclear bomb that went off in Hiroshima only had an equivalent of 12,500 tons of TNT. A simple 1 Megaton bomb hydrogen bomb would be 80 times more powerful than the bomb that went off in Hiroshima.

When a nuclear bomb is detonated either through a missile launched from a Russian naval vessel or ship, off the coast of Cuba, or a Russian suitcase nuke sold to some terrorist group, a large fireball is created. Everything in the fireball is vaporized when a nuclear device is detonated. This explosion produces a mushroom cloud. Imagine for a moment a coordinated nuclear attack, where multiple nukes go off simultaneously in U.S. cities across the nation. If your television is still working, you will watch fireballs and mushroom clouds over cities like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington D.C. You are numb, you cannot believe this is happening and you are in total shock.

With the conflict going on between Iran and Israel in the Middle East, and the real possibility of World War III on the horizon. I go into detail about what could happen if a thermonuclear war started, in my new 3-DVD series, “Are You Ready for the Coming One World Government, the One World Economic System and the Coming One World Religion?” Not only would it change the Middle East, but it would produce radical changes around the world and in the U.S.

Radioactive material is released from the nuclear devices and mixes with the vaporized material in the mushroom cloud. This produces radioactive fallout and dust, which can be carried long distances. It contaminates land, water, and food supplies. The effects of a nuclear blast depend upon the size of the bomb. Let’s look at some examples at what happens during different nuclear blasts:

1 Megaton Surface Blast

As I wrote earlier, a 1 megaton hydrogen bomb would be 80 times more powerful than the bomb that went off in Hiroshima. If you look at some old black and white photographs of the nuclear devastation in Hiroshima, you can imagine what it would have looked like being 80 times more powerful. This would produce a destructive circle of 1.7 miles, and a crater 200 feet deep. Walls of multi-story buildings and single family residences would be destroyed within a 2.7 mile radius and 50% of the people dead and the other 40% seriously injured. Damage, injuries and death continue past a 7.4 mile radius. The fallout of 1 Megaton blast contaminates thousands of square miles. People would experience a lethal dose of radiation within a 90 mile radius and people would become sick and die, in a 250 mile radius. It would take 3-10 years for the radiation levels to become safe, depending upon the distance.

25 Megaton Blast

A 25 Megaton nuclear blast would pack a lot more punch, than a 1 Megaton blast. A 25 Megaton blast would produce a destructive circle of 6.5 miles. Most buildings would be vaporized. 98% of the population would be dead. Most buildings would be completely blown-out at a radius of 10.7 miles. The destruction would go a lot farther out than 250 miles. These statistics concerning the effects of nuclear blasts come from a study entitled, “The Effects of Nuclear War,” by the Washington Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States, 1979.

Multiple nukes going off in U.S. cities would produce a nuclear winter that would cover large portions of the United States. In Revelation 16:21 it says, “And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.” In a 25 Megaton blast, people would be killed in two to fourteen days over 2,000 miles away. The populations of entire cities could be wiped out through a nuclear winter, where large amounts of debris and smoke from thousands of acres of city fires could lead to a virtual black-out of the sun. This would cause the earth’s temperatures to drop and creating a nuclear winter. http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul114.htm

Monday, January 23, 2012


Want to reduce abortions?

''To me, the most striking bit of information in the full report and associated fact sheets is that, apparently, if you want to reduce abortion, you should make it easier to get one. You know the colloquial definition of "chutzpah" as well as I do: the man who murders his parents and then throws himself at the mercy of the court because he's an orphan. As you know by now, our good buddy Newt is steadily exercising more chutzpah than our homicidal orphan. Do you remember that, way back while he was trying to impeach President Clinton for, um, perjury, Gingrich had to resign as Speaker because he was cheating on Marianne? And now he is shocked that the liberal media would bring all that up, despite his career as a moral scold. ("Liberal media" is one word, just like "gays in the military" once was.) He prayed it all away, okay? 'Nuff said! Ah, just another entertaining moment in the sideshow we call the primaries.

But while you were snorting out your coffee over Newt's antics, the Guttmacher Institute announced that the drop in the world's abortion rate has stalled. (Guttmacher is generally respected as the most accurate and nonpartisan source of information on contraception and abortion.) Herewith:

Between 1995 and 2003, the abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age—i.e., those aged 15–44) for the world overall dropped from 35 to 29. It remained virtually unchanged, at 28, in 2008.

As I understand the report, the earlier drop came as Eastern Europe and large swaths of the developing world got easier access to contraception. But that wasn't happening between 2003 and 2008. Remember the global gag rule, under which the Bush administration refused to fund local family planning services unless the health care provider agreed to never, evermention abortion? It will be interesting to see whether the abortion rate falls again during the Obama administration, which lifted the gag. http://prospect.org/article/sex-preaching-and-abortion

Sunday, January 22, 2012

True Banking

The Coming

''Many a pundit, not to mention Republican presidential candidate, have suggested the 2012 election is the most important in American history.

I believe that, too.

But, dare I ask, what if we fail?Defeating Barack Obama is a very important and challenging goal. I agree with those who suggest we won’t even recognize America after four more years with him occupying the White House. Every American who truly loves the country and its unique place in history should be working diligently and prayerfully to see that he is replaced next November.

What if that billion-dollar war chest, plus ACORN-style dirty tricks, a media in the tank and a less-than-ideal Republican challenger combine to give him another four years?

What if a Donald Trump jumps into the race to divide the opposition vote?

Is there a Plan B for saving the country?

What’s our fail-safe mechanism?

Is there a backup option?

Or do we just all kiss America as we have known it goodbye?

I actually have such a plan. I’ve been working on it for a year and will be working on it for another year. But I need your help – badly.

There is another way to begin returning America to constitutionally limited government even if Obama wins.

It involves forcing Republicans to live up to their rhetoric. If grass-roots Republicans from coast to coast do this one thing, we can actually deprive Obama, in a second term, from destroying the American Dream. In fact, we had the opportunity last year.

Had House Republicans listened to the American people – including 85 percent of the Republican base, 70 percent of the independent base and even more than 50 percent of the Democratic base – in 2011, they could have prevented half of the damage Obama inflicted on the country. In fact, they could have assured that Obama wouldn’t have any more money to throw away on destructive programs and forced him to spend all of his time cutting existing programs, departments and agencies. All they had to do was freeze the debt limit – a decision that could not be vetoed, reversed or challenged in any way.

And the American people would have applauded and handed Republicans the presidency and the Senate this fall.

But they didn’t do that.

Instead, they crafted grandiose and complicated plans for balancing the budget over the next 10 years – plans they knew would never be passed by the Democratic Senate. They cajoled. They bargained with Obama. And, ultimately, they voted to give him all the money he could ever hope to spend in the last two years of his first term.

They even gave up their legal prerogative to veto future debt-limit increases for the rest of this session of Congress! It’s truly one of the most historic betrayals of principle by Republicans in American history.

But the Republican Party will very likely have another chance to do the right thing in January 2013. All it will take is for Americans – Republicans and independents, specifically – to turn up the heat on the so-called “opposition party,” demanding that they not make that same mistake again.

While it is very possible Obama could win re-election, it is highly unlikely Democrats can win back the House. In fact, it is more likely Democrats will lose the Senate in the next election. If they do, and if Republicans go back to Washington next year determined to thwart Obama’s scorched-earth policy on liberty, limited government, the rule of law and free enterprise, his entire agenda can be thwarted.

Something else to consider:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stopping America

Western Civ: The End

“Global sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.” -Professor Maurice King

Birth of an abomination

In simple terms Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the end of civilization as we know it. It is the end of private property, the elevation of the collective over the individual. It is the redistribution of America’s wealth to the global elite, it is the end of the Great American Experiment and the Constitution. And, it is the reduction of 85% of the world’s population.

In 1992, twenty years ago this summer, Agenda 21/Sustainable Development was unveiled to the world at the UN’s Earth Summit in Rio. (While Agenda 21 was introduced in June, 1992, it was already installed as public policy in communities across the country as early as 1997.)

In his opening remarks at the ceremonies at the Earth Summit, Maurice Strong stated: “The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.” If this is true, then he and his cohorts must be even more against individual sovereignty. Keep this quote in mind as you read about Agenda 21.

George H.W. Bush was in Rio for the ceremonies and graciously signed on for America so that our Congress did not have to spend the time reviewing the treaty and learning then what dastardly deeds were in store for us -- that protecting the environment would be used as the basis for controlling all human activity and redistributing our wealth.

Definitions of Sustainable Development

U.N. definition of Sustainable Development:

“meeting today’s needs without compromising future generations to meet their own needs.”

In actuality, Sustainable Development is not sustainable unless the population actually is reduced by the 85% called for by the globalists. The true purpose of Sustainable Development and all of its policies is the control of all aspects of human life -- economic, social and environmental (see 3 Es of Sustainable Development further into article).

Here is how the UN described Agenda 21 in one of its own publications in a 1993 article entitled “Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save our Planet:” “Agenda 21proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.”

So George H.W. Bush signed the Rio Accord and a year later Clinton established his President’s Council for Sustainable Development which would render the guidelines of Agenda 21 into public policy to be administered by the federal government via all departments. In doing this, Bush and Clinton set up Agenda 21 as ruling authority, i.e, implementing a U.N. plan to become U.S. policy across the whole nation and into every county and town. And every succeeding president has fully endorsed and implemented Agenda 21 through every department of the federal government.

If one were to research the source of U.S. policy, one would find that much of our policy of the last few decades is the outcome of agreements we have entered into via treaties with the U.N. And that policy has trickled, no gushed, down into every state and into almost every other jurisdiction -- county, city, town -- in the nation; Sustainable Development is the official policy of our country even though many citizens are yet ignorant of its existence. And this policy encompasses an entire economic and social agenda.

So what is Sustainable Development?

According to its authors, the objective of Sustainable Development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity (the 3Es of sustainability). They insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.

Look at these words, they are part of the new vocabulary:

Free trade, open space, smart growth, smart food, smart buildings, regional planning, walkable, bikeable, foodsheds, viewsheds, consensus, partnerships, preservation, stakeholders, land use, environmental protection, development, diversity, visioning, social justice, heritage, carbon footprints, comprehensive planning, critical thinking, community service, regional planning.

All of these words are part of the Newspeak, the altering of the English language as a tool to promote a global government through a diabolical agenda called Agenda 21. In fact, the world will be retooled from top to bottom through this agenda and using the new vocabulary. This is not just policy but a complete restructuring of life as we know it. We not only will be taught how we must live, but where we are allowed to live; taught how to think and what is acceptable thinking; told what job we will be allowed to have; taught how we can worship and what we will be allowed to worship; and we will be brainwashed into believing that the individual must cede all to the collective.

Private property will be a sin that will be eradicated as will be free-market economics which will be replaced by public private partnerships and a planned central economy. Individualism will be rooted out and social justice will rule the land. Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people "to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment." – in other words, the redistribution of wealth. This will be achieved through an organizational structure of land use controls; control of energy and energy production; control of transportation; control of industry; control of food production; control of development; control of water availability; and control of population size and growth. And all of this will be decreed under the guise of environmental protection. http://www.newswithviews.com/Marquardt/kathleen103.htm