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Click HERE for detailed evidence of the forgery and how it was done.
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I’ve also saved the ad in PDF format to FOTM’s Media Library. Click here.
Click HERE for detailed evidence of the forgery and how it was done.
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard to…
…to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.
…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.
..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
….to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
…..to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
….to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.
The only thing harder than being a Soldier…
Is loving one.
No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While politicians hold their political positions, in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense. Andrews AFB golf course (where the political elite play), Congressional barber shops, and Congressional fitness centers remain open during the shutdown, while death benefits to soldiers are delayed and the WW2 memorial and national parks are not only closed, extra expenses are incurred to barricade and enforce the closures not to mention health care to critically ill children temporarily suspended.
“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice,” and these brave soldiers have given you that right!!
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .”
h/t joandarc & Dr. Eowyn
The testimony was awesome, but listen to the last comment from the Chairmen. Very telling if you ask me.
by Noah Rothman | 12:34 pm, December 3rd, 2013
During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert testified that the consequences of the president’s behavior were potentially grave. He said that the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to an armed revolt against the federal government
“There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restrains that the constitution places on the government,” Cannon said. “Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it.”
“That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate,” he continued. “If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they.”
“That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do, to wantonly ignore the laws,” Cannon concluded, “to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve.”
Several years ago, after reading our Founding Fathers’ Declaration of Independence, FOTM’s Dave McMullen wrote this essay “A Redress of Grievances,” now brought up-to-date with five additional new grievances.
Most of the offenses addressed in the Declaration not only are being committed by the United States government today, some are worse.
by Dave McMullen
In accordance with the inherited truth established by our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 that the powers of our government shall not exceed the consent of the people being governed
We, the citizens of the United States of America, having endured these injustices for too long, do present to the President and the Congress, as is our right a petition for a redress of grievances, and do demand a reply and actions to correct these listed offenses.
1. The right of all American citizens to work free of any requirement to join an organized labor union.
2. The failure of our justice system to prosecute white collar criminals; both corporate and political.
3. Federal government’s unfair redistribution of tax funds collected from states and unfair redistribution of said taxes to promote and secure, through buying votes, a progressive socialist ideology.
4. Promoting a progressive socialist ideology in all of our public school system.
5. Failure of our public school system to educate our children.
6. Attacks on our Freedom of Speech.
7. Attacks on our Freedom of Religion.
8. Attacks on our Right to Bear Arms.
9. Cooperation of corruption between government and banking interests to the detriment of citizens of our USA.
10. Cooperation of corruption between government and foreign countries to the detriment of the citizens of our USA.
11. Collection of political contributions from the purse of foreign hire against the best interest of our USA.
12. Catering to foreign interests to the detriment of domestic interests.
13. Excessive government regulations on private enterprise causing unwarranted financial harm, and a reduction in our ability to compete in a world marketplace.
14. Legislating as public servants in secret chambers.
15. Pressing legislation into law against the will of the majority of the citizens.
16. Fast tracking unfair and unconstitutional legislation through Congress, thereby denying the people time for public scrutiny of said legislations.
17. Waging wars, undeclared by Congress, for the benefit of corporate and political financial gains against the best interest of the American people.
18. Excluding yourselves from the laws of the land by participating in insider trading and then legislating to produce favorable results for your criminal activities; thereby damaging business and individual investors who are lawfully engaged in our stock markets.
19. Failure of the government to enforce existing laws that protect the best interests and rights of American citizens.
20. Preventing state governments from enacting and enforcing legislation that works for the common good of its citizens.
21. Robbing the Social Security trust fund, thereby depriving taxpaying citizens of their retirement funds and also burdening future taxpayers to replace the misappropriated funds.
22. Denying the American people transparency into the activities of the Federal Reserve bank.
23. Printing of deficit fiat currency thereby taxing the American people without our consent or approval, causing the devaluation of our assets and the inflation of our currency.
24. The failure to produce a balanced federal budget.
25. The loss of untold billions of tax dollars through wasteful spending, theft, and mismanagement.
26. Passing legislation that violates our Freedom of privacy.
27. Harassing citizen groups in an attempt to deny these citizens the right to peaceful assembly.
28. A cooperation of corruption between politics and special interest groups thereby denying the citizens fair representation.
29. Harassing freedom of press and speech by the Federal Communication Commission.
30. Levying excessive employee taxes on employers thereby causing great unemployment in our country.
31. Perpetuating an unfair legal system that unjustly damages our citizens and businesses by the failure of Congress to enact any meaningful tort reform legislation.
32. The distribution of tax money through social welfare programs which unfairly burdens working class Americans.
33. The lack of a presidential line item veto which perpetuates the practice of packing toxic legislation into our budget bills.
34. A failure of full disclosure into all activities by the CIA related to the tragic events caused by the operations known as Fast and Furious and Benghazi.
35. The failure of the government to secure our borders against illegal immigration and illegal drug trafficking.
36. The failure of the government to reduce in any meaningful way the huge illegal drug trade that produces so much evil in our country and the world.
37. The distribution of our tax dollars to foreign countries that only too often just makes foreign leaders rich on the backs of USA taxpayers at a time when we can least afford it.
38. The use of our tax dollars to pay for activities such as abortion that is against the conscience of many citizens (no one should be forced to pay for activities they deem morally wrong).
39. For declaring the USA a battlefield thereby robbing its citizens of their constitutional protections from our government no longer in our control.
40. Using tax payer dollars to create standing armies within our borders — Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA).
41. The federal government’s National Security Agency (NSA) spying on our private phone calls and emails.
42. Using taxpayer funded organizations as a weapon against our businesses,our political groups and individual citizens who do not support a socialist ideology.
43. Congress passing into law legislation that has not been read and which is not completed with little or no understanding of its effects on the people.
44. The illegal and unconstitutional use of presidential executive orders, thereby overriding the constitutionally ordained legislative power of Congress.
45. Constantly lying to the people.
I wrote the first version of A Series of Grievances with intentions of presenting it to the Congress. Since this is an on going problem, I invite readers to add to the list. But it seems while almost all agree with its content, I could find few who would sign it with me. A fear of our government has come over most people. It must have been the same for our Founding Fathers who had the courage to sign the first Redress in our Declaration of Independence.
By Jim Angle
Published November 26, 2013
Almost 80 million people with employer health plans could find their coverage canceled because they are not compliant with ObamaCare, several experts predicted.
Their losses would be in addition to the millions who found their individual coverage cancelled for the same reason.
Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute said that in addition to the individual cancellations, “at least half the people on employer plans would by 2014 start losing plans as well.” There are approximately 157 million employer health care policy holders.
Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute added, “the administration estimated that approximately 78 million Americans with employer sponsored insurance would lose their existing coverage due to the Affordable Care Act.”
Last week, an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, showed the administration anticipates half to two-thirds of small businesses would have policies canceled or be compelled to send workers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. They predicted up to 100 million small and large business policies could be canceled next year.
According to projections the administration itself issued back in July 2010, it was clear officials knew the impact of ObamaCare three years ago.
In fact, according to the Federal Register, its mid-range estimate was that by the end of 2014, 76 percent of small group plans would be cancelled, along with 55 percent of large employer plans.
The reason behind the losses is that current plans don’t meet the requirements of ObamaCare, which dictate that each plan must cover a list of essential benefits, whether people want them or not.
“Things like maternity care or acupuncture or extensive drug coverage,” said Veuger. “And so now the law is going to force them to buy policies that they could have gotten in the past if they wanted to but they chose not to.”
Some plans already have been canceled and employers are getting sticker shock at the new, higher prices under ObamaCare.
One of them is David Allen, president of a company bearing his name in Boulder, Colorado. He told a Congressional hearing recently that his carrier discontinued his company policy because it wasn’t compliant with ObamaCare.
“It does not meet the minimum standards as stipulated under the law. Due to this one change,” he said, “our premiums are now scheduled to increase by 52.3 percent in January 2014.”
Roy said that is not unusual. “The old plans that are being cancelled are meaningfully cheaper than the new plans that are ObamaCare compliant.”
A new wave of cancellations and sticker shock will emerge just before next year’s elections.
“They’re going to start doing that in the summer or early fall but certainly before the midterm elections,” said Veuger.
~Steve~ H/T hujonwi
Ok I’m no techno weenie so just how big is 500 million lines of code? Keep reading and you will find out.
(Hey Boss I need to requisition a new laptop. Umm, my dog ate it.)
NEW YORK (CNNMoney First Published: October 23, 2013: 7:04 AM ET
After assessing the website, Dave Kennedy, the CEO of information-security companyTrusted Sec, estimates that about 20% of Healthcare.gov needs to be rewritten. With a whopping 500 million lines of code, according to a recent New York Times report, Kennedy believes fixing the site would probably take six months to a year.
But would-be Obamacare enrollees only have until Dec. 15 to sign up for coverage starting at the beginning of 2014. Nish Bhalla, CEO of information-security firm Security Compass, said it “does not sound realistic at all” that Healthcare.gov will be fully operational before that point.
“We don’t even know where all of the problems lie, so how can we solve them?” Bhalla said. “It’s like a drive-by shooting: You’re going fast and you might hit it, you might miss it. But you can’t fix what you can’t identify.”
Several computer engineers said it would likely be easier to rebuild Healthcare.gov than to fix the issues in the current system. But it’s unlikely that the government would toss out more than $300 million worth of work.
The sheer size of Healthcare.gov is indicative of a major rush job. Rolling the site out too quickly likely increased the number of errors, and that makes the fixes more difficult to implement.
“Projects that are done rapidly
( May I ask didn’t they have like 3 years to build this?)
usually have a lot of [repetitive] code,” said Arron Kallenberg, a software engineer and tech entrepreneur. “So when you have a problem, instead of debugging something in a single location, you’re tracking it down all through the code base.”
Windows 8 operating system reportedly has about 80 million lines of code.
And an online banking system might feature between 75 million and 100 million lines.
A “more normal range” for a project like Healthcare.gov is about 25 million to 50 million lines of code, Kennedy said.
“The [500 million lines of code] says right off the bat that something is egregiously wrong,” said Kennedy. ”I jumped back when I read that figure. It’s just so excessive.”
Applicants might be able to at least register for Obamacare sooner than that, even if the site isn’t 100% perfect. The New York Times report said five million lines of code need to be replaced just so the site can run properly.
But the Obamacare website has bigger problems than simply getting people registered for health care. The code is also riddled with security holes, according to Kennedy, who outlined his cybersecurity concerns on Trusted Sec’s company blog.
“If someone can’t register, that’s obviously bad -- but if the information gets hacked, you’re talking about one of the biggest breaches in American history,” Kennedy said. “I think security is an afterthought at this point.”
( The security and hacking is a story unto itself. It is very bad. I’ll do a follow up tomorrow)
That might not be a major issue now, as people are still having trouble logging onto the site. But once it’s up and running, that code had better be made more secure.
Here is a graph to help you understand how much code is in things. The more code, the more things go wrong. KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid.
What’s that you say we are a Democracy? Nope sorry , but we are a
In other words Mob rules. Here’s an example.
You have 100 people 60 Men and 40 Women.
Certain Men want to rape the Women and they keep voting on it , but they keep losing by a vote of 59-41. So they can not rape.
Now simple rule change and “Democracy/Mob Rule” they vote and it is now 51-49 Men win and get to rape Women. Do you now see why it was important to keep the vote at 60.
But Karma is a Bitch and after 2014 the Demtards will have to pay the piper.
Sekulow said on “The Kelly File” the Senate decision to approve a rule change that strips the minority party of its primary power to block nominations could be a slippery slope.
“I think Supreme Court nominees aren’t going to be off the table either, I don’t think legislation is off the table,” Sekulow said. “I think what Harry did today was use the nuclear option and Megyn, when you use a nuclear weapon there is mass destruction.”
He said Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, Obama appointees considered to be very liberal, could seem moderate in comparison to future appointees in other federal courts.
“The president said he wants to remake the federal judiciary and you can imagine the image in which that is going to be remade,” he said.
However, Sekulow said the Democrats’ move may backfire, because Republicans will be able to do the same when they regain the majority in the chamber and there is a Republican in the White House.
“The fact of the matter is they need to play tough too because it is good for both, this is not a one-way ratchet here,” he said.
Liberalism has seen its high-water mark. Now liberals are starting to retreat. If the liberals are in retreat, it provides the greatest opportunity for conservatives to advance an agenda in the last thirty years.
What is the liberals’ Waterloo? How do we know liberalism is now in collapse over this?
You know things are bad for liberals when the organs of the liberal media establishment are calling for surrender.
That is happening.
Hell may have frozen over but when even the liberal media is telling liberals to give up on Obamacare, America is winning.
Last Friday, the Chicago Tribune called for Obamacare to be repealed. The editorial board of the Tribune wrote: The Americans manhandled by this exercise in government arrogance now find themselves divided into warring tribes: Those with chronic ailments who have found new plans on Obamacare exchanges and are pleased. Those who don’t want or can’t afford the replacement policies Obamacare offers them. Those whose new policies block them from using the health providers who have treated them for many years. The estimated 23 million to 41 million people whose employer-sponsored plans are the next to be imperiled. And on and on.
Even liberals recognize that Obamacare is not only a disaster; it will destroy liberalism and push Americans back to a conservative party.
Some liberals are in total panic mode that Obamacare might not only help conservatives take the nation back in the next two elections, but the damage to the socialist cause might even be longer term.
In Politico, Todd Purdum wrote: So the fiasco of the launch of Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul has put the reputation of Big Government progressivism at risk for at least this generation. And its future now rests on the president’s ability to reverse that debacle and to demonstrate that his approach to covering millions of uninsured Americans is not only an enlightened — but workable — policy. He set the bar himself.
Fortunately for America, Barack Obama is a man of limited intellect, which is overwhelmed with a massive ego. Never complain when the leader of the other side is narcissistically insane.
For conservatives, we have a fight in front of us. If the pain of Obamacare continues into next year, the liberals will have no choice. Obamacare must be sacrificed in order to save the Democrats.
The danger will be Republicans wanting to scuttle attempts to repeal Obamacare so they can use it as a campaign weapon. Republicans had better realize that 2014 is going to be a big year for them, provided they don’t try to leave Obamacare intact or even replace it with Obamacare-lite.
Obamacare must go. Repealing Obamacare will be the best thing for America. It will be what starts to pull America out of the Great Obama Depression. Republicans must realize that the repeal of Obamacare is not a partisan issue. It is an issue for America.
If Republicans love America as they claim, in early 2014, they must lead the charge to actually repeal Obamacare. And GOP leadership, trust me on this; by repealing Obamacare, you will have much more to work with in the 2014 elections, not less.
( Not just repeal, but they better have something else to offer )
A Russian "monitor station" in Brazil
Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmidt report for the New York Times, Nov. 16, 2013:
In recent months, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon have been quietly waging a campaign to stop the State Department from allowing Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, to build about half a dozen of these structures, known as…