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Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare…

Posted on 2012 06, 28 by rockingjude

English: President Barack Obama's signature on...

English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DEVELOPING/URGENT: 

The Supreme Court has upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul.

The court Thursday ruled as constitutional the so-called individual mandate requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance starting in 2014.

The ruling is a victory for the president, ensuring for now that his signature domestic policy achievement remains intact.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Supreme Court is moments away from delivering an opinion that will determine whether “health care reform” is in need of more reform.

Sometime after 10 a.m. ET, the landmark ruling will be released to the public. The opinion is a secret even to President Obama, who will find out about the ruling just like everybody else.

“We all will await the decision and learn of it at the same time that you do,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Wednesday.

With the opinion poised to have just as much of an impact on Obama’s legacy as it does on the American health care system and economy, staffers in Washington have been preparing behind the scenes for the roughly five scenarios that could play out by late morning Thursday.

They are:

  • The Supreme Court could uphold the entire law. 
  • The court could strike down the entire law. 
  • The court could strike down just the individual mandate — the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance. 
  • The court could strike down the mandate, and two provisions tied to it — a provision that prohibits insurers from refusing coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and one that prohibits insurers from charging extra based on medical history. 
  • The Supreme Court could punt, and not make any decision at all — citing a law that bars court challenges over taxes that haven’t yet been paid. 

On a related track, the court also will be ruling on a challenge over the expansion of Medicaid to the states.

For now, the decision remains anyone’s guess, but it is sure to have sweeping consequences.

During an election year and a period of shaky economic recovery, what the high court decrees will ripple through the political world and, more importantly, the sector that counts for one-sixth of the American economy. 

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Obama In Serious Trouble – And That Makes Him Very Dangerous…

Posted on 2012 06, 10 by rockingjude

“He owes them for everything.  Everything he’s got – they gave to him.  Everything.  The guy’s Manchurian to the shoes on his feet.” -WHI

Note:  For the past two years we have been receiving information from a longtime Democratic Party operative who has worked at the highest levels of American politics -including direct access to presidential administrations.  Once closely allied to the Clinton machine, and then later playing a significant role in helping to elect Barack Obama in 2008, this individual came to realize just how inept and dangerous was the then-newly elected President Obama and his circle of closest advisers, namely Valerie Jarrett.  Since that time this insider has time and again shared information that has later proven accurate, including rampant White House infighting, re-election strategies, Obama’s strained relationship with Democrats in Congress and the U.S. military, and more personal details specific to Barack Obama the man – a figure who suffers from emotional extremes including depression and who spends far more time in his second floor White House study than he does working in the Oval Office as President of the United States.

Here now is Part One of our most recent face to face interview with White House Insider…

 UM:  We agreed to a series of word associations to start this off.  You still ok with that?

WHI:  Sure – yeah. Fire away.

UM:  Mitt Romney.

WHI:  The next President of the United States.  He better be – or…or people don’t know – they don’t realize how bad – how dangerous things will get.  And fast.

Doug Hagmann ~ The Planned Re-Election Of Obama, Revolutionary Style…

Posted on 2012 05, 09 by rockingjude

~two very good articles,that pass the test…VERY well done Doug/Gillian~♥~jude

Posted on  by         Canada Free Press | May 8 2012

Obama administration, including his czars and his closest Progressive supporters, are planning a manufactured insurgency against America. Using the media to garner both sympathy and support for his unfinished goals…

The Contact

It was not the proverbial 3:00 a.m. phone call, but close enough. And it was not made to the White House, but to my house, which is not white, nor is it in DC. It was about 2:30 a.m. on 25 April 2012, and the call itself was somewhat unexpected. I had anticipated the telephone call from my DHS insider much earlier the previous day, but our schedules didn’t synch up. I was traveling on an investigative assignment, while my source was in meetings all day. I had just fallen asleep, and was slumbering no more than 20 minutes when the phone rang.

In most households, a ringing phone at that time of night causes concern for everyone who hears it. In my household, it seems to surprise only my surly, 140 pound light-sleeping German Shepherd. He let out an objective grunt as I stepped over him to take the call in another room. It was “Rosebud,” the code name given my insider source.

About Rosebud

Just a little bit here about my source and his “super-secret code name.” I’ve known this government insider since 1979, when he first became a municipal patrol officer. He took a job in a bigger city and had a very successful run as a cop. Before retirement and after the events of 9/11, he was tapped by the feds, where he worked in various capacities under the umbrella of DHS. He worked his way up, and suddenly found himself in what he terms the inner sanctum of the “TEC” building. TEC, he explains, is an acronym for what he calls “The Estrogen Challenged,” which houses the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security. I’ll leave it at that.

Freedom Rider: Journalists in Bed with the President…~They always have been~jude

Posted on 2012 05, 07 by rockingjude

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley


A good time was had by all at the White House correspondents’ dinner. And why not? The corporate media and the White House both serve the same masters: corporate power and U.S. empire. “Is it any wonder that the New York Times, Washington Post and all the networks ignore torture, drone strikes, mass incarceration terror, continued bankster bailouts, high unemployment and endless war?”

Freedom Rider: Journalists in Bed with the President

“Long gone are the days of investigative journalism.”

FBI Pushes for Wiretap Access to Social Media Sites…

Posted on 2012 05, 06 by rockingjude

BY EVAN THOMAS

ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE
The FBI wants a new backdoor to the Internet. CNET reports the bureau is proposing legislation that would require social networks and other Internet companies to allow wiretapping.

Under the proposal, companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook would have to make their online services more accessible to the FBI, so it can monitor and record conversations when legally permitted to do so. Companies would have to provide the bureau with decryption tools to make sense of the information it captures.

Wired explains the closest existing law is the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, which requires telecom providers grant the FBI wiretap access to their networks. The FBI’s currently proposed legislation is something of an extension of the act.

“The Federal Communications Commission extended CALEA in 2004 to apply to broadband providers like ISPs and colleges, but web companies are not covered by the law.”

The proposed expansion of law would address the FBI’s worries that its monitoring isn’t keeping pace with the advancing technology of the web. The Consumerist quotes a bureau spokesman.

“‘The FBI believes that if this gap continues to grow, there is a very real risk of the government ‘going dark,’ resulting in an increased risk to national security and public safety.’”

Meanwhile, the FCC is looking at expanding CALEA to cover video and voice-over-internet applications like Skype, Facetime and Xbox Live voice chat. Gizmodo worries there may beno escaping the monitoring.

“The thought of this happening is terrifying, especially when you consider that many of us are required—for work, school, etc—to use these major services.”

For the moment, however, the FBI’s proposal remains only that. The White House has yet to pass anything official to Congress for consideration.

http://www.newsy.com/videos/fbi-pushes-for-wiretap-access-to-social-media-sites

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FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites – now…

Posted on 2012 05, 06 by rockingjude

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.

 @declanm May 4, 2012

The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

In meetings with industry representatives, the White House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned.

The FBI general counsel’s office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly.

Thomas Jefferson…

Posted on 2012 03, 25 by rockingjude
Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the ...

Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is amazing. There are two parts.

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

  • At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.
  • At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
  • At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
  • At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
  • At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
  • At 23, started his own law practice.
  • At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America” and retired from his law practice.
  • At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
  • At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence ..
  • At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ‘s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
  • At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
  • At 40, served in Congress for two years.

Islamic Saudi Academy Teaches it’s OK to Kill Converts from Islam and Christians……

Posted on 2011 12, 08 by rockingjude

~I’ve read about this school several times…

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CBN News has covered the ongoing controversy surrounding the Islamic Saudi Academy in northern Virginia extensively. As I reported back in June 2006, this K thru 12 school–which is owned and operated by the Saudi government and sits just 14 miles from the White House–has used textbooks that vilify Jews and Christians and promote a radical Wahhabi strain of Islam. The Academy is basically an American-based extension of Saudi Arabia’s educational system. No wonder, then, that The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a panel formed by Congress, last year recommended that the school be closed. That didn’t happen. In fact, Fairfax County (VA) renewed the Academy’s lease just last month. They can’t be too happy, then, about this new report:

A federal investigation released Wednesday reveals that some Islamic textbooks are teaching kids it’s okay to kill adulterers and converts from Islam.

The books have been used by the Islamic Saudi Academy, which teaches 900 students in grades K-12 at two campuses in Alexandria and Fairfax. The school receives much of its funding from the Saudi government.

Passages in their textbooks state that “the Jews conspired against Islam and its people” and that Muslims are permitted to take the lives and property of those deemed “polytheists.”

The academy has come under scrutiny from critics who allege that it is teaching an intolerant brand of Islam.

Last year, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a panel formed by Congress, recommended the school be shut down out of concern it promoted violence.

“We feel more confident that the potential problems we flagged before really are there,” said the commission’s spokeswoman, Judith Ingram, after the content of textbooks were reviewed

In the review, the panel recommended that the school make all of its textbooks available to the State Department so changes can be made before the next school year.

CBN News: Stakelbeck on Terror June 12, 2008

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Keeping It Up…Eric Holder, Obama Admin., Solyndra…

Posted on 2011 10, 04 by rockingjude

Dirty Sex & Politics

In PoliticsSex on October 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Keep that up as long as possible!

Oh the insanity.  You know some men can keep it up for a very long time. Surprisingly long.  Like say, Attorney General Eric Holder.  It looks like he has kept it up for quite a while.  A deception that is.  Also known in it’s natural state, a dirty little lie.  New documents have now surfaced stating that the Attorney General was briefed on Operation Fast and Furious in November of 2010.

Operation Fast and Furious enabled Straw Purchasers, who are people allowed to legally buy guns in the U.S. with the “known intention” of trafficking them to drug cartels in Mexico.  This particular operation supplied over 1500 guns to Mexican cartels which have now resulted in some American deaths.

 

Eric Holder has said he couldn’t recall when he first heard of Operation Fast and Furious but stated it was within “the last several weeks.”

Ok, kids.  You know what this means?  Attorney General Eric Holder, if the new documents are indeed accurate, purjured himself to the House Oversight Committee while under oath.  Will anything come of this?  Mark my words now, HIGHLY UNLIKELY.

UPDATE – 3:55PM 10-4-11 House Republicans Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on ‘Fast and Furious’   I still don’t believe anything is really going to come of it. But hey, whatever causes problems for the WH.

I’m also wondering how long the White House can keep it up? (ok, that innuendo just grossed me out a little.  I just can’t go there with anyone in the White House.)  But I’m enjoying watching the white house frantically forcing Solyndra news under the rug.  More documents surfaced, this time in the form of emails from a Democratic Donor who evidently warned the White House of a situation that could be considered an “embarrassment” for the Obama administration.   Solyndra received 530 million dollars in Federal Government loans and still filed for bankruptcy.

It’s a black eye for the administration as the first renewable energy company that the government poured stimulus money into even though Obama was warned of it’s risks in viability.   AND if that doesn’t get your rocks off, (sarcastically of course) Fox News reports in an article today,

“the administration has pushed forward with loans, awarding more than $6 billion in the past week alone for seven projects. In all, the clean energy loan program has awarded 28 loans worth more than $16 billion since 2009.” 

How long is the administration going to keep this UP?  And I’m going to answer my own question.  They will keep this up as long as they have control of the Senate and Presidency.  It’s like we can’t pay our light bill, but they will use our money to pay for some scheme that is telling us, thanks for the money, but we’re going under anyway.  And why do they do that?  Answering my own question again. It all comes down to donors and lining the pockets of donors.  Obama-mama needs campaign funds, especially since he has stated he is the “under-dog” in the upcoming election year.  (Oh, he’s a dog alright.)

The other thing I keep wondering today on how long they will “keep it up”, is the yahoos with “Occupy Wall Street”.  Someone sent me this link to a unaired video from Fox News interviewing one of the OWS “winners”.  He’s very upset we are wasting our time on things like this stupid “Solyndra” stuff. (ohhhhh, you mean corruption in the administration, yeah, that’s just silly of us.) My apologies for anyone that watches the video and throws a brick at their computer or kicks their cat.  I do not advocate either one.

STUPID GUY IDIOT VIDEO HERE!

And mazel tov to any guy that can keep it up for a very long time.  I have to say it’s a catch 22 for a girl.  We love the long time thing, or at least I do, but I also love it when you can make a guy lose it.  And thank you to all of you for helping me “keep it up” with this blog.  Your emails, comments and readership have been overwhelming and oh so appreciated.  I hope you “keep it up” and love me long time!

Sources: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/03/democratic-donor-warned-white-house-on-solyndra-trip-in-2010-email-shows/#ixzz1ZpdPFlkt

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/03/eric-holder-personally-named-in-new-fast-and-furious-documents/

http://www.dirtysexandpolitics.com/2011/10/keeping-it-up/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=keeping-it-up

 

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A Failure to Lead…Posted by Jay Batman

Posted on 2011 08, 03 by rockingjude
Harry Reid - The Scream

Image by absentee_redstate via Flickr

When one looks at the specifics of the debt ceiling compromise, one is struck by just how bad the actual compromise is.  One of the features is a 12 person joint committee, with each party selecting six of its own to said committee.  The committee is apparently vested with the power to cut spending or pass tax cuts without a full vote of Congress, and according to Senator Harry Reid, the committee has the power to look at “everything.”
That’s ominous in and of itself.  Can you imagine the committee being utilized to address controversial legislation like the Patriot Act, conducting its deliberations largely behind closed doors and passing wide broadsides against civil liberties with a 7-5 vote?  It’s as bad as a 5-4 Supreme Court vote determining your right to own a firearm or get an abortion in order to preserve your life.
Additionally, spending will increase by $7 trillion over the next decade even with the $2 trillion in announced cuts, because the spending cuts are to the baseline projections, which always assume that spending will increase over time.  It just won’t increase as much over time, apparently.

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