Wednesday, November 9, 2011
We have just received thousands of fresh LRP / CW Ration main course entrees. Named after the higly effective LRP teams of the Vietnam era, the Freeze Dried LRP Ration as you may remember or have heard about is far superior to the old canned C-Rations and massively better than the current MRE's of today. I have eaten many LRP’s and can affirm to the highly superior quality and long storing capability of this product. Vacuum packed for MANY years of storage life in heavy duty Mylar type bags, LRP’s are unequaled.
The only difference between the entrees is LRP’s come in a brown pouch, CW comes in a white pouch; same formula. Our LRP entrees contain approximately 1/3 more meat than the finest commercial Freeze Dried backpacking entrees and is only about1/3rd the weight of an MRE.
Dimensions: Approximately 3 1/4 inches wide, 2 1/2 deep and 4 1/2 high. These entrees form a rectangle that stack nicely in your rucksack or other small space; thus allowing the maximum amount of food to be carried in a confined area. LRP’s come packed 20 entrees per case with individual dividers for added protection. LRP’s vs. MRE’s or canned rations; there is absolutely no comparison when it comes to long storage life, great taste and weight; LRP’s win hands down! I do well on only 2 entrees per day even when engaged in heavy backpacking.
Jim, et al:
I recently read an enlightening ABC Australia news article: Greek Crisis - Migrants getting the blame. Surprise surprise – the social experiment of open borders and monetary union is not working so well in Greece !
Greece has a population of 11million apparently and there are 1 million illegal immigrants and free loaders. Combine this with a retirement age of 45 there is little wonder the country is in the poo.
Being an accountant, I did a few quick calculations. Assuming that the population was spread evenly to an average death age of 80 (which it is not) I calculate that there are possibly a maximum of 4,125,000 in the working age from 16 to 45. Now half of these are disabled, or women who may get married and raise a family so that halves the pool to 2,062,500. Then probably one-third of these are public servants/bureaucrats so that reduces the pool by another third to 1,375,000 of productive workers who pay taxes and produce goods and services that the rest of the economy needs. This means that a maximum of 12.5% of the population is supporting the rest. Oh and I forgot unemployment – say if there is 20% unemployment that drops the pool down to 1,100,000. – Which is surprise, surprise 10%! What a weight the Greek Atlas has to hold: 10% of the population supporting the other 90% on their shoulders!
And the best the bureaucrats and bankers can do is pile yet more and more debt on the shoulders of the 10% just to pay the interest of the billions of dollars in loans that already exist. I think that we can safely conclude that Greece is stuffed (that is technical economic terminology used in Australia!)
Yours Sincerely, - W.J. in Oz
Gate of Vienna
Yesterday, all over Virginia, local and state elections took place. Many small places had hotly contested campaigns for sheriffs and supervisors (the Board of Supervisors is the governing body of a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia). Such things never make national news but they are deeply important to those who run for local office, and small-town newspapers will be full of analyses. The old adage that “all politics are local” always comes to mind when reading the results.
But there are times when local politics are harbingers of things to come. This was certainly the case in yesterday’s vote up in Virginia’s newly-cut 87th District. To begin with, this November’s election follows the census year, and those head-counting years re-draw the boundaries as populations fluctuate here and there. The new 87th is one such place.
But what makes it especially ‘interesting’ for politics in Virginia — and to those who watch these signs and signals for what they portend on a larger scale — is the possible election in the 87th District of a sharia candidate for the Commonwealth’s House of Delegates (Virginia has always declared itself a “commonwealth” or a “dominion”, but never a mere state — no matter the customs elsewhere).
The Blue Ridge Forum follows local doings in Virginia and Maryland. It posted some of the details on Mr. Ramadan, the fellow with the Muslim Brotherhood connections, and the results in the 87th:Yesterday’s election results in Virginia’s 87th District showed — in spite of a GOP sweep of the House of Delegates statewide — that Republican candidate David Ramadan lost in conservative Loudoun County and only edged out his Democrat opponent in the entire 87th District by 50 votes out of 10,875. The 87th includes parts of both Prince William and Loudoun Counties.We had a post on that protest at the time, hoping that Ramadan would lose the primary. No such luck..
Obviously a recount in the 87th District election is possible. [More likely it will be required by the state with such a close call — D]
Many conservatives view Mr. Ramadan as a fellow-traveler of Political Islamists if not one himself.
Grover Norquist was a key backer and, we believe, orchestrated the entrance of former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese into the contested 87th district GOP primary in behalf of first-time candidate Ramadan.
Former Reagan defense aide Frank Gaffney, now head of the Center for Security Policy, was a featured voice at an illuminating Ramadan protest with other security experts in downtown Leesburg last August.
Blue Ridge wonders, too, at the political cost of backing this fellow:The governor of Virginia himself spent some political capital in behalf of David Ramadan. In doing so, he obviously sent what many conservatives would regard as a questionable political signal.I’ll say! The most “questionable political signal” one can imagine in an otherwise obscure race. The numbers of voters who care about such things are growing. Otherwise Mr. Ramadan would not have done so poorly running as a Republican in a conservative area. (Those lost votes speak volumes, Governor. Watch your back if you plan on higher office, as you so obviously do when you appear with Mitt Romney.)
The Forum continues:One can be sure that both candidate Ramadan and his friends at the top of the Virginia GOP will ensure that they have industrial-strength talent looking over the shoulders of officials during any recount.Yes, indeed. Just one more creepy aspect of this whole artificial insertion of the Muslim Brotherhood into Virginia politics.
Jerry Gordon at the New English Review picked up the Blue Ridge column, noting both the close vote and the number of big-wig, go-along-to-get-along- inside-the-Beltway Republicans who came out in favor of a questionable candidate for a state assembly seat, for heaven’s sake. Had Ramadan been a real conservative Republican candidate instead of a handpicked Grover Norquist cutout he’d have won easily. That he did not do so is a sign of hope that people understand the back story on Mr. Ramadan:That is a margin of less than 0.5 percent, certainly sufficient to have the Democrat opponent of Ramadan request a re-count. This Virginia state legislature race got national attention, because Ramadan had the backing of Virginia’s GOP Governor Bob McDonnell, US House Majority Leader, Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, former US Attorney General Edwin Meese and Grover Norquist, the King of K Street GOP Lobbyists in Washington, DC and facilitator of MB infiltration into the GOP and conservative circles.Why would those big-time, heavy hitters be weighing in a state delegate race??
What favors are being paid to whom? Edwin Meese in District 87? Give.me.a.break.
You will note that the Center for Security Policy is one of the few places courageous enough to bell Grover Norquist’s Islamic cat. In a severely ‘insider’ place like Washington, D.C., Gaffney exhibits rare valor indeed. No doubt it costs him something to do so.
Virginia’s governor, Bob McDonnell, has his eye on the national scene. It’s obvious now that he’s aiming for some kind of vice-presidential pick this time around or making plans for a chase after the Big Prize in 2016. These guys just never stop.
McDonnell was elected on a promise to privatize the liquor industry in Virginia, to get it out of state control and into private hands where it could be run efficiently, become more consumer-friendly, and rake in tax revenues for the state. It’s fortunate we didn’t hold our breath waiting for that one to become a reality.
For American voters, a warning: keep your eye on Virginia’s governor in the next few years. He likes the Muslim Brotherhood and he doesn’t keep his campaign promises. We already have one of those in the Oval Office. We don’t need a Republican version.
Kudos to The Center for Security Policy. You may turn out to be victorious after all, though it’s a shame the 87th’s Hobbesian choice — a Democrat or a Norquist robot — was so dire. Let’s hope it’s the last time voters are faced with such an option.
By the way, if the 87th had had a robust Tea Party membership, Ramadan would never have won the primary to begin with. The other candidate on the Republican side had a good track record and the endorsement of the Northern Virginia Tea Party. But she needed their boots on the ground to overcome Norquist's money and big names. The TP has a proven track record in races like this, especially when the other Republican or the Democrat is so obviously weak. Ramadan was very weak; he had no track record at all. Nada. But when the big guns and the big money move into a local race, and there is no Tea Party presence to push back against these heavyweights, the Bigs crush the local process.
And that is the biggest shame of this whole affair.
Urban Infidel, the independent New York blogger who made a splash with her earlier Occupy Wall Street coverage, re-visited Zuccotti Park yesterday and with practically no effort captured on video the kind of conversations going on down there that the mainstream media just won’t show you.
The topic? As usual, Jews and Israel. And it wasn’t pretty:
He once hosted a two-hour show on the network, but these days Pat Buchanan couldn’t get on MSNBC if he checked in at security under the name Bill Press.
Buchanan is doing the rounds promoting his new book Suicide of a Superpower. He’s been on CNN, with Erin Burnett, and on Fox News, with Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly and he was on FBN last night (anchor David Asman called it “a terrific new book”). But the MSNBC political analyst has not — and will not — be on MSNBC to talk about the book, which is #18 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
An MSNBC executive told HuffPo‘s Michael Calderone that there had been a conscious decision not to have Buchanan on air because of the views expressed in the book which is described this way on Amazon.com:
America was born a Western Christian republic but is being transformed into a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.
The groups CREDO Action and ColorofChange.org — which took credit for the beginning of the end of Glenn Beck on Fox News — is going one further. Today the groups announced they have delivered 275,000 signatures on a petition demanding the network fire Buchanan for his “long history of bigoted rhetoric.”
Lê Minh Đảo (born 1933) is a former Vietnamese Brigadier General who led the 18th Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), nicknamed "The Super Men", at Xuan Loc, the last major battle of the Vietnam War. He currently lives in the United States.By April 1975, North Vietnamese forces were in full advance and most ARVN resistance had collapsed. Le Minh Dao's 18th Division, however, made a defiant last stand at the Battle of Xuan Loc, 38 miles from Saigon. The fierce fighting raged for two weeks. The 18th Division, outnumbered seven to one by communist People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) forces, virtually destroyed three North Vietnamese Army (NVA) divisions, but was overwhelmed by superior numbers on April 21, 1975. Saigon fell nine days later.General Dao is famous, for his emotional battlefield interview that was broadcast around the world during the fighting in which he stated that, "The communists could throw their entire Army at Xuan Loc, the 18th will stand fast". When pressed during the battle by Peter Arnett of the Associated Press about the hopeless situation, Dao stated "Please tell the Americans you have seen how the 18th Division can fight and die. Now Please go!" He is considered along with *Brigadier General Tran Quang Khoi who commanded the III Corps Armored Task Force, as the only ARVN commanders who stood and fought to save Saigon, before the city finally fell on 30 April 1975.Lê Minh Đảo withdrew from Xuan Loc and wanted to continue fighting further south, but then President Duong Van Minh surrendered. Dao then reported to the communists and spent 17 years in a reeducation camp. After his release, Dao received political asylum in the United States.========Six part series on him after he came to the states, but unfortunately it is all in Vietnamese. He looks hale and hearty.========
*Tran Quang Khoi
Tran was captured at the end of the battle and spent 17 years in a re-education camp. In 1992, he was released and in 1993, he received political asylum from the United States.Le Minh Dao
- I was most sorry for the outcome of the war, but I had done my best. I let my troops execute the President's final order for themselves: I had nothing more to say. But deep in my heart, I silently thanked all of them for their courage, sacrifice, and dedication until the very last minute of the war. Together, we had fulfilled our obligation and oath of allegiance. 
- I shall never repent having done what I did, nor complain about the consequences of my captivity. If history were to repeat itself, I would choose the same path. By so doing, I know from experience that I would lose everything but HONOR. 
Up to now, federal government agencies have kept their collective hands off of the Internet. But that is about to change with the Federal Communication Commission’s Internet-regulating Net Neutrality (NN) order set to take effect on November 20. Unless, of course, the U.S. Senate is successful in blocking the order when they vote on Thursday, Nov. 10 on S.J. Res. 6.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted last spring to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality rules -- put in place by a 3-2 vote of a five member panel -- with a 240-179 vote. The Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R-Mich.) called the FCC rules “a brazen power grab.”
The consensus among both proponents and opponents is that net neutrality is hard to explain in practical terms because of the Internet’s complex and sophisticated nature. Specifically, the FCC’s NN rules would require disclosure by broadband providers of their network management practices and terms and conditions and would prohibit them from engaging in “unreasonable discrimination,” meanwhile giving the FCC huge oversight and decision-making authority.
This would establish the government as Internet police who could micromanage and prioritize Internet traffic, thereby influencing the market, stifling investment and innovation. Building new networks would become risky because the FCC could disallow them in the end, forcing job layoffs and closing down new companies.
The concept of government-controlled “net neutrality” certainly comes into question, says the Electronic Frontier Foundation, given the FCC’s history of preferring lobbyist’s demands to “individual civil liberties.” Let’s face it; natural market forces work best. Government interference always causes a disruption of the market and adds layers of bureaucracy and unnecessary regulations that often erode personal freedoms.
To avoid overburdening the tech sector with excessive regulation that adversely affects our already teetering economy, and to help keep the Internet free of government control, contact your Senators immediately and urge them to do what is constitutionally correct by undoing the order of net neutrality from an unelected, unaccountable government bureaucracy. Tell them Congress is supposed to represent the wishes of the people and make laws, not the FCC.
Your friends at The John Birch Society
They finally admitted it! Yesterday’s ruling from the Federal Appeals Court in DC states: “The Government concedes the novelty of the [individual] mandate and the lack of any doctrinal limiting principles; indeed, at oral argument, the Government could not identify any mandate to purchase a product or service in interstate commerce that would be unconstitutional, at least under the Commerce Clause.” The Court concluded that the Federal government has the authority to force any American to purchase any product or service that Congress requires them to purchase. It explains, “It is certainly an encroachment on individual liberty, but it is no more so than a command that a farmer cannot grow enough wheat to support his own family.” This concluding statement is referring to and cites Wickard v. Filburn, of course.
This is the argument that Liberty Legal Foundation has been making all along. Wickard IS THE PROBLEM!! Finally we have a Court that doesn’t talk around the issue. The court simply points to Wickard and explains that the individual mandate is just like Wickard. They also explain that they don’t like this outcome:
“We acknowledge some discomfort with the Government’s failure to advance any clear doctrinal principles limiting congressional mandates that any American purchase any product or service in interstate commerce. But to tell the truth, those limits are not apparent to us either, because the power to require the entry into commerce is symmetrical with the power to prohibit or condition commercial behavior, or because we have not yet perceived a qualitative limitation. That difficulty is troubling...”
The court then cites Wickard and upholds the individual mandate.
At risk of being a broken record, we will keep repeating the problem until Americans understand how we got here. Wickard destroyed the Constitution and the concept of Federalism because it eliminated the limitations on Congressional authority. Those limitations were the centerpiece of the Constitution. They were absolutely essential to the proper functioning of our Constitutional Republic. Without those limitations we end up with a despotic Federal tyrant: AS HAS JUST BEEN PROVEN BY THE OPINION IN THIS CASE!
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Just a few years after the Constitution was ratified, everyone knew what the Commerce Clause meant and what it didn’t mean: President James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution”, vetoed a bill passed by Congress that would have authorized Federal spending on highways. President Madison explained:
“But seeing that such a power is not expressly given by the Constitution, and believing that it can not be deduced from any part of it without an inadmissible latitude of construction and reliance on insufficient precedents; believing also that the permanent success of the Constitution depends on a definite partition of powers between the General and the State Governments, and that no adequate landmarks would be left by the constructive extension of the powers of Congress as proposed in the bill, I have no option but to withhold my signature from it”
President Madison understood that the powers granted to the Federal government were intentionally very limited. This was understood for 150 years. The Wickard Court destroyed our system of government and left us defenseless against a despotic Federal tyrant. We must Revive our Constitutional Republic.
Liberty Legal Foundation is preparing an amicus brief that will be filed with the Supreme Court. We will point out the facts set forth here. We will be citing the opinion from the DC Circuit Court, among the other opinions which all illustrate that the source of the problem is Wickard. More importantly, we will be citing and quoting the Founding Fathers themselves. We must overturn Wickard.
Please continue to help us in our cause. Please continue to spread the word. Imagine the impact if our amicus brief to the Supreme Court represents hundreds of thousands of Americans asking for Wickard to be overturned.
Co-Founder, Lead Counsel
The television program “60 Minutes” is set to air a probe of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s legislative actions that may have benefited her husband’s stock investments.
Reporter Steve Kroft asked the California congresswoman and former House speaker why legislation affecting credit-card swipe fees was not brought to the floor of the House in late 2008, citing her husband’s purchase of up to $5 million in Visa stock earlier that year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Pelosi responded: “What you’re contending is not true.”
The “60 Minutes” segment is expected to air on Nov. 13.
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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says that these times are frustrating ones for the commander-in-chief, but that doesn’t give Barack Obama an excuse to deviate from the Constitution.
According to Paul, President Obama’s role in office is approaching that of a dictatorship.
In an open letter issued by Texas Congressman Ron Paul dated November 7, the GOP hopeful calls out the current US president for time and time again misusing his ability to implement executive orders to bypass the system of checks and balances that America’s forefathers inscribed to keep the country in order.
Given Obama’s familiarity with the US Constitution — he lectured in it at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years — Rep. Paul says that the president should know a thing or two about what the document says.
“Getting something done is proving to be a monumental task,” writes Paul. “This may be news to the supposed constitutional scholar who is now our president, but if the political process seems inconvenient to the implementation of his agenda, that is not a flaw in the system. It was designed that way. The drafters of the Constitution intended the default action of government to be inaction. Hopefully, this means actions taken by the government are necessary and proper. If federal laws or executive actions can't be agreed upon constitutionally- which is to say legally- such laws or actions should be rejected.”
Paul goes on to state the Obama’s handling of constitutional law might be a misstep, but falls in line with the policies implemented by other administrations throughout history. That, however, does not necessitate a precedent that allows the president to ignore the law of the land.
Specifically, says Paul, President Obama has increasingly relied on executive orders to enact policies that congressional lawmakers might not agree with the commander-in-chief on.
“The current administration has unabashedly stated that Congress's unwillingness to pass the president's jobs bill means that the president will act unilaterally to enact provisions of it piecemeal through Executive Order. Obama explicitly threatens to bypass Congress, thus aggregating the power to make and enforce laws in the executive. This clearly erodes the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances. It brings the modern presidency dangerously close to an elective dictatorship.”
Perhaps most obvious of Obama’s constitutional go arounds is the president-approved US Military operation in Libya in conjunction with NATO forces. The president personally ordered the delivery of thousands of American troops to oust former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi without seeking congressional approval and continued to avoid asking permission to keep the battles waging for months after the fact. As the days of American involvement overseas added up, many lawmakers — Paul included — attacked Obama for being in violation of the War Powers Resolution Act, which specifies that the president must seek approval for long-lasting military involvement. Obama, however, insisted that the Libyan skirmish — in which American drone aircraft launched around 145 missile strikes — did not equate to an actual war.
“If the President cannot present to Congress and the people a convincingly strong case for going to war, then perhaps we should keep the nation at peace, rather than risk our men and women's lives for ill-defined reasons,” writes Paul.
Paul has repeatedly made the issue of America’s many wars a focal point of his bid for the Republican nomination in 2012. At a GOP debate in September, Paul lectured the crowd on how the ongoing operations that America was involving itself in were driving the country deeper into debt during a time when the deficit was in the trillions.
"We're in 130 countries. We have 900 bases around the world. We're going broke,” said Paul.
He added at the time that those very missions — including the one in Libya which the president did not get the okay from Congress for — was detrimental to the future of America.
“If we think that we can do that and not have retaliation, we're kidding ourselves. We have to be honest with ourselves. What would we do if another country, say, China, did to us what we do to all those countries over there?" he asked.
As reported at Snaphanen, Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll, and other English Defence League members invaded the offices of FIFA (the world soccer organization, Fédération Internationale de Football Association) in Zurich today. The EDL leaders were there to protest FIFA’s decision to forbid the English football team from wearing poppies during their next match.
As a part of their tour of Zurich, Tommy and Kevin visited the roof of the FIFA building:
The EPA’s rule was designed to limit sulfur dioxide emissions and nitrogen oxides in 28 states. It is meant to replace a regulation put forward by the Bush administration that was ruled unlawful by a federal appeals court in 2008. Power plants would be given six months to comply, an impossibility in some cases because the necessary equipment may take up to three years to arrive.
According to the EPA’s own conservative cost estimates, compliance costs for the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) would run close to $2.4 billion per year. However, the cost of investing in scrubbers and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) equipment could run as high as $120 billion by 2015. Coal-fired power plants currently providing electricity to tens of millions of American households are at risk of being forced to close by this EPA rule. Nonetheless, a White House adviser stated that the President “believes that American families should never be asked to choose between the health of their children and the health of the economy.”
Out in left field is the EPA claim that 13,000 to 34,000 premature deaths will be prevented along with 400,000 cases of asthma and 19,000 hospital visits. How can something like this be honestly calculated?
In an effort to discredit the joint resolution, some have called Sen. Paul’s move a long-shot procedural tactic. However, using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) -- used successfully only once since its passage in 1996 -- as a tool to check overregulation by an unaccountable agency that’s out of control and that will cost consumers more and more money is quite laudable and legal. If the American people -- the taxpayers -- see fit to pressure their congressmen to pass more legislation to limit various emissions, so be it. But when overly-stringent regulations continue to come from a regulation-happy federal agency that operates with very little oversight, the process needs to be reined in.
Two Democrats say they will introduce legislation to try and slow down the EPA’s mandates for the cross-state air pollution. A different bipartisan bill, S. 1815, will attempt to regulate for cleaner air “at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers,” says Sen. Lamar Alexander. Both approaches just prolong the inevitable, and change very little.
American families and businesses cannot afford higher electricity rates forcing cutbacks that would affect their standard of living and the viability of businesses in so severe an economy. With several more rulings to come from the EPA regarding coal ash disposal and new air quality standards for particulate matter, rolling back this one regulation would go a long way toward controlling an onerous and rogue agency, setting a precedent that Congress can and will deal with bureaucratic tyranny.
Contact your elected Senators and Representative, telling them you want the EPA regulated and controlled by the legislative branch, and that S.J. Res. 27 is a great place to start.
Your friends at The John Birch Society
In Part Four we closed by posing the following:
We’ve heard from the ADL, the SPLC, the White House and now the Department of Homeland Security, all of which are singing in four-part harmony the same sick stanza of totalitarian government control protecting an imposter government from public dissent. And using the force of government to sustain the oppression. ADL, SPLC, Sunstein, and DHS make up a single-minded group singing the same song. But are there any more voices to join in on the chorus?
Occupy The Highway: The 99% March to Washington ... On November 23rd, the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super-Committee will meet to decide on whether or not to keep Obama's extension to the Bush tax-cuts – which only benefit the richest 1% of Americans in any kind of significant way. Luckily, a group of OWS'ers are embarking on a two-week march from Liberty Plaza to the Whitehouse to let the committee know what the 99% think about these cuts. Join the march to make sure these tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans are allowed to die! – OWSnews.org
Dominant Social Theme: One thing we can do to make sure that the economy gets better is to encourage the US$3 trillion Federal Leviathan not to tamper with taxes, NOT EVER. Especially don't cut taxes on the wealthy!
Free-Market Analysis: It is not enough that the Occupy Wall Street movement has been a phony false flag operation from the very beginning. (We've written about this many times now and so have others.) It's not enough that the organizers, who evidently and obviously work for the powers-that-be, throw in some opposition to central banking every now and then to keep libertarians from baying too loudly.
On Monday presidential hopeful Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-MN) in an address to the conservative Family Research Council made very clear her support of parental rights and her opposition to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
“[The CRC] threatens the most basic unit of government that [we] attempt to defend – the family. As president, I will withdraw the signature of the United States from this treaty and every other unratified UN treaty of this type,” Bachman said.
She also added very succinctly, “I was an early co-sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment and I will assure passage of this as president.”
Like you, we want parental rights to be part of the political discussion going into the 2012 elections, and we get excited whenever a candidate brings it up.
So where are the other candidates in this discussion? We’d like your help to ask them that.
1. Please take a moment to email each of the candidates below and ask them where they stand. Tell them you have heard Michelle Bachman’s position, that she supports the Parental Rights Amendment and also supports withdrawing the U.S. signature from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ask them what their position is on these two documents and why. And tell them that if they support parental rights, they should say so in their platform and in televised debates.
Gov. Mitt Romney: www.mittromney.com/contact-us
Sen. Rick Santorum: www.ricksantorum.com/contact-
Herman Cain: www.hermancain.com/contact-us
Rep. Newt Gingrich: www.newt.org/contact
Gov. Rick Perry: www.rickperry.org/contact-us/
Rep. Ron Paul: www.ronpaul2012.com/contact-
Gov. Jon Huntsman: jon2012.com/contact
2. Keep contacting Congress and the Senate to sign on as original cosponsors of the Parental Rights Amendment. For updates and contact info, click on your state at parentalrights.org/States.
The Parental Rights Amendment has been on the back burner for far too long, and things are boiling over. With your help, we can move it to the forefront and gain for this issue the attention it deserves. Thank you for standing with us to preserve your parental rights and the future of our nation.
Dir. of Communications & Research
When Charlotte, North Carolina mayor, Anthony Foxx campaigned to host the Democratic National Convention in his city, he assured local business owners that there would be plenty of work for them in conjunction with the convention. He told everyone that it would bring $150 million to the Charlotte economy.
However, to some local business owners, that is not the case. More than one local business owner has been notified by the DNC that they would not be getting any of their business since they were not unionized. Statements they have received from the DNC could be defined as a form of illegal extortion – you do business with me or you don’t do business at all type of extortion.
North Carolina is a right-to-work state. That means that everyone, union or non-union, has the same right to the same job for the same pay, which is only fair to everyone, including the business owners.
In lieu of knowing this, the DNC still decided to award the convention to the city of Charlotte, whose mayor just happens to be a strong ally of President Obama.
Those companies that are unionized have been receiving contracts from the DNC while those that aren’t unionized are being turned down. However, since the state is a right to work state, there are not very many unionized companies in the area.
John Montieth owns a print shop and put in a bid for some of the DNC contracts but was told that he would not be awarded any bids since he was not unionized. The work that John should have been awarded was given to an out of state unionized company in Washington DC.
Sherwood Webb, owner of Webb & Partners was told by the DNC from the onset that they would only use union companies, so Webb didn’t even bother to bid on any contracts.
The DNC denies the allegations, but their actions are proving to be more reliable than their denials. As one person said, the “right to work just became Forced to Unionize in North Carolina.”
Scott Stone, who is running against Mayor Foxx said,
“The mayor can’t have it both ways. He can’t say the convention will have a $150 million local economic impact and continue to send convention contracts and jobs out-of-state.”
Is there any difference between the DNC denial to give contracts to non-union companies and for a company owner refusing to hire someone because they are a Democrat? I guess one form of discrimination and extortion is okay for them, but not for others.
A defiant Herman Cain declared Tuesday he would not drop his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the face of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
“Ain‘t gonna’ happen,” Cain said at a news conference a day after a fourth woman accused him of unwanted sexual advances.
“We will get through this,” he added, trying to steady a campaign that has been rocked by the controversy for the past 10 days.
Cain denied anew that he had ever behavior inappropriately and said the alleged incidents “they simply didn’t happen.” He said he would be willing to take a lie detector test if he had a good reason.
Earlier in the day, Cain sought to undercut the credibility of the latest woman whose accusations are threatening his Republican presidential campaign. His chief rival, Mitt Romney, weighed in for the first time, calling the allegations “particularly disturbing.”
The company behind the world’s first private navy to protect merchant ships against Somali pirates plans to start armed escorts through the Gulf of Aden within five months after attacks rose to a record this year.
Convoy Escort Programme Ltd., backed by the marine insurance industry, will initially deploy seven former naval patrol boats, each with armed security teams of eight people on board, Angus Campbell, chief executive officer, said by phone from Swarland, England today. The bullet-proofed boats will charge about $30,000 per ship traveling in a convoy of around four vessels over three to four days, he said.“We are going to be a deterrent,” Campbell said. “We are not in the business of looking for trouble but if anybody tries to attack a vessel we are escorting, our security teams will deploy force if they have to act in self defence.
A very unusual reunion will take place this Saturday at an abandoned plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi – the haunting, seldom seen Greek Revival house known as Prospect Hill.
Coming together for the first time will be descendants of the plantation’s original slave owners; of a group of slaves who escaped into the woods after setting fire to the first house on the site, in 1845; of slaves who remained on the plantation until their emancipation during the Civil War; and of freed slaves who immigrated from the plantation to the freed-slave colony in Liberia in the 1840s. As if that weren’t enough to get the conversation going, also attending will be descendants of mixed-race liaisons between Prospect Hill’s former slave owners and slaves in the early 20th century.
For $20, you can be a fly on the wall.
Most of the descendents have never seen the place, nor met each other. They’re coming together for an event being staged by the New Mexico-based Archaeological Conservancy, which in August bought Prospect Hill to stabilize the house in hopes of finding a buyer to restore and preserve it. The 10-room structure, which was included in the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s 2011 list of the state’s 10 most endangered historic properties, is one of the few surviving landmarks of a pivotal chapter in American and Liberian history, and it is in danger of being lost.
The story behind Prospect Hill, which was the subject of my 2004 nonfiction book Mississippi in Africa, begins in the 1830s, when Revolutionary War veteran Isaac Ross sought to ensure a better life for his slaves after he and his sympathetic daughter Margaret Reed were gone. Ross and Reed stipulated in their wills that the plantation be sold and the money used to pay the way for those of its slaves who chose to immigrate to a freed-slave colony established for the purpose by a group known as the American Colonization Society. Their destination: A part of the Liberian colony known as Mississippi in Africa.
Ross and Reed no doubt knew their plan would be controversial, but they could not have known how sweeping the impacts would be. Ultimately, they unwittingly set the stage for a tumultuous court battle over the estate, filed by Ross’s grandson, Isaac Ross Wade, and for the divergence, in the 1840s, of the paths of each of the groups that will be represented at Prospect Hill on November 12.
The Rosses and Wades were divided over the repatriation effort, and the slaves themselves were divided over whether to go or stay; likewise, those who sought to immigrate were divided over whether to take matters into their own hands to overcome the obstacles placed in their path to freedom by Wade.
Returning to Prospect Hill after 165 years
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to undisclosed recipients
Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Website: www.fbi.gov
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Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Shooting Gallery goes back in time to October 1864 and the Battle of Cedar Creek, one of the last major engagement in the Shenandoah Valley between Union General Philip Sheridan and Confederate General Jubal Early. American Civil War reenactments have drawn a big following of enthusiastic participants, young and old, willing to brave the elements and expend money and resources in their efforts to duplicate the events down to the smallest recorded detail.
Episode #137 – Season 11.
First aired on 02-08-11.
Airtimes on Outdoor Channel: 11-09 at 11:00AM | 11-09 at 11:00PM | 11-10 at 3:00AM, all times Eastern.