17 Jan 2013

Rand Paul declares war on Obama's executive actions on gun control

Senator Rand Paul (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)RT: Sen. Rand Paul has made plans to nullify President Obama’s 23 executive actions on gun control policy, claiming the president is exercising too much power and demonstrating aking complex’.
The Kentucky Senator made a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity”, during which he outlined the legislation he hopes to pass in order to prevent the president from using his executive powers.
Our founding fathers were very concerned about us having separation of powers. They didn’t want to let the president become a king,” Paul said. “In this bill, we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation.”
Paul’s bill, the Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act of 2013, points to Article I of the Constitution, which states, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” The bill makes mention of the president’s 23 executive actions, which could be construed to describe an attempt by the executive to make laws in violation of the Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.”

Britain has more debt than the eurozone, the US is worse, says Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said that the problem of high indebtedness is not limited to the crisis-hit eurozone and that the situation in Britain and the US is worse.

Telegraph: Speaking in Parliament, Mr Schaeuble also said he was worried by the policies pledged by the recently elected government in Japan, which has vowed a big increase in spending to bolster the econony, AFP reported.
"Britain has a higher state debt than the eurozone average and I don't even want to mention the United States of America," Schaeuble said.
"And I will add: I am quite concerned by the new policies of the newly elected government in Japan."
He said there was an "excess of liquidity" on the global financial markets, which is being fuelled by a "false understanding of central bank policy".
Since coming to power last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised huge spending and called for central bank action to boost the economy.

HACKGATES & PAEDOFILES: The importance of big scalps in fast-tracking cultural change - The Slog

Nailing the top bad guys brings help more quickly 
to the victims at the bottom
Anthony France became the 22nd Sun journalist to be held by Elveden detectives yesterday, alongside two officers from the police ‘specialist operations unit’. So that’ll be 22 hacks collared then, none of them working for the defunct News of the World, but all of them working for an organisation closely involved in Plebgate where doubtless some other officers from another unit will be hauled up before de Jerrdge in the near future.
But to date in Hackgate, the Murdoch/Cameron intimates arrested number just the two (2), Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks. Those found guilty and banged up total zero (0). The Big Scalps are still firmly on the sociopathic heads of those who run these rackets. In turn, I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for any Government whips to face Lord Justice Bacque-Botham in Court No 3 at the Bailey on charges of being an accessory to Andrew Mitchell’s stitch-up….or indeed Mitchell himself for perhaps (allegedly) telling media fibs about how many times he went in and out of the Downing Street gates on that fateful day, when crowds and swearwords came and went in inexplicably mysterious fashion.
Yesterday’s raid by the Met’s Fairbank Unit (interesting that they chose an infamous oxymoron for their name) on the premises of those helping abused care-home kids has immediately (and unsurprisingly) struck those close to the story is a little arse about face.  Given that the thing under investigation here is paedophilia-trafficking on an industrial scale, not volunteer organisations formed to represent the victims, you can see their point.

London Finance Hub Threatened by EU Exit, Sweden’s Borg Says

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said he is deeply worried about Britain’s position in the European Union and that a U.K. exit could threaten London’s status as the world’s top financial center.
It would be very difficult to see London remain a financial centerif the U.K. quit the EU, Borg said in London yesterday. “If you are not participating in discussions, it’s difficult to be believable.” 

Prime Minister David Cameron will tomorrow deliver his most important speech to date on Britain’s position in the 27-nation bloc, as he faces increasing pressure from some of his Conservative party for a referendum on whether the U.K. should remain in the union. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the move could damage jobs and growth, while opposition leader Ed Miliband said Cameron was “sleepwalking us towards the exit door” earlier this week.
We are deeply worried about how the debate on the EU has shifted in the U.K,” Borg said. “The Brits must be at the table.”
London ranked number one ahead of New York and Hong Kong in a September study by consultancy Z/Yen Group Ltd. looking at the world’s most competitive financial centers. It is the world’s biggest center for foreign-exchange trading, cross-border bank lending and has more international firms than any other financial center, according to TheCityUK, a London-based bank lobby group.

Saudi Arabia, the big oil & US foreign policy

With 261 billion barrels of crude oil lying beneath its soil, Saudi Arabia remains the lynchpin in the international oil grab presided over by the four horsemen; Shell, Chevron, British Petroleum, Exxon. As of 1990 Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) produced over 8 million barrels of crude oil a day, ensuring the Saudi role as "swing producer". During the 1991 Gulf War Aramco underwent another expansion and now cranks out an unprecedented 10 million barrels a day. Aramco's primary construction contractor is Bechtel, a San Francisco-based private company that is the largest engineering firm in the world.

Obama-Netanyahu row strains ties ahead of Israeli elections

RT: Israeli regime PM Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed damning comments by US President Barack Obama on Israel’s settlement policy. The heated rhetoric may signal a split in Israel-US relations, as Netanyahu is expected to win his country’s upcoming elections.
Barack Obama (R) and Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP Photo / Jim Warson)
Everyone understands only Israelis will determine who faithfully represents Israel’s vital interests,” Netanyahu said during a visit to the Israel Defense Forces’ Gaza division. He emphasized that the US sought for Israel torestrain our pressure on Iran, withdraw to the 1967 lines, divide Jerusalem and cease construction in Jerusalem.”
Shrugging off US influence, Netanyahu said that Israel had fended off those pressures.”
The Israeli Prime Minister’s comments came after American political commentator Jeffrey Goldberg published a blog post on Bloomberg on Obama’s response to Israel’s announcement it will build thousands of homes in the West Bank.
Obama said privately and repeatedly that Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are,” Goldberg wrote, quoting Obama. With each new settlement announcement, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation.”

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

RT: A programmer at a US company outsourced his job to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his six-figure salary. After handing over his login information, he spent his days on Facebook and perused cat videos while the Chinese firm worked in his name.
‘Bob,’ as he has been dubbed in the media, had his cover blown when an external audit showed that a Chinese company had been logging in under his name.
The audit revealed an active virtual private network (VPN) between ‘Bob’s’ workstation and a firm in Shenyang, China. Suspecting a breach in their security system, the company’s executives initially requested an audit from Operations Verizon.
"Evidence even suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area,” Andrew Valentine of Verizon said, adding that “he earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, and only had to pay the Chinese consulting firm about $50,000 annually."

Devil’s Deadly Derivatives - Max Keiser with Nick Dunbar

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the risk of toxic derivatives, annoying neighbors and Glenn Beck's 'libertarian' paradise. They also discuss the belief that markets can predict stock prices, which they can't . . . unless they're rigged, which they are. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Nick Dunbar, author of The Devil's Derivatives and Inventing Money and journalist at Bloomberg, about the Escher painting that is the global derivatives market where bankers are trading an option on an option that is a bet upon a bet upon a bet on a bet on a bet upon which there may be no collateral. Source

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet

50 Shocking Questions That You Should Ask To Anyone That Is Not A Prepper Yet - Photo by Giggy
By Michael: Share this list of shocking questions with everyone you know that needs to wake up.  Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something.  When I attended law school, I became very familiar with something called "the Socratic method".  It is a method that has been traditionally used in law schools all over the United States.  Law professors will bombard their students with questions, and the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and allow students to discover the answers for themselves.  Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us.  But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful.  When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response.  And without a doubt, the fact that America is in decline is undeniable.  Those that would choose to blindly have faith in the system are foolish, because it is glaringly obvious that the system is failing.  Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day.  So it shouldn't be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding.  Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.
So exactly what is a "prepper"?  Well, the truth is that there is a tremendous amount of diversity among the people that fall under that label.

Dear NWO MIC shill Avaaz!

Web Dude: Dear Avaaz, Regarding your petition to raise money for Syrian students in the UK by trashing the Syrian government.
I am afraid that you have been misled or worse that you may be trying to mislead others. The way that your petition is expressed makes it clear that you have taken sides or to put it another way, you have been drinking the NWO Kool-Aid. 

Sources inside Syria are clear that there is massive support for the government and that the terrible issues faced today are largely due to western regimes, UK, US, Europe and shill Arab state sponsored insurgents. You state that returning students will be tortured.

We may have sympathy for students and their funding needs but pretending that Syria is more corrupt than the UK or US is beyond a joke and especially unfair given that Syria is being besieged by us and our own highly suspect 'regimes' or 'governments'. Perhaps you would benefit from hearing the perspective of 'Syrian Girl' aka Mimi al-Laham


You are becoming part of the problem, a tool for the NWO. I will be posting this letter as a counter point to your NWO MIC shill petition.

It Will Take The Fed Seven Years To Deliver 300 Tons Of German Gold

photoTyler Durden's picture With the market yet another algo-controlled snoozer, programmed to close the S&P just green (as otherwise confidence in central planning may fail), the key things we learned today are as follows:
Obama proposed 23 "gun controling" executive actions, which do little to actually control guns - that part falls to Congress, where the proposal will be promptly killed - but which will add some $4.5 billion to US spending, and which will "push for further action on his health care law, including insisting on the kind of mental health coverage states must provide under their Medicaid programs."
The breakdown of the spending is as follows, per Weekly Standard:

  • $4 billion for the president’s proposal “to help keep 15,000 cops on the streets in cities and towns across the country.” (That is roughly $266,000 per police officer.)
  • $20 million to “give states stronger incentives to make [relevant] data available [for background checks] … “$50 million for this purpose in FY2014”
  • “$14 million to help train 14,000 more police officers and other public and private personnel to respond to active shooter situations.”
  • “$10 million for the Centers for Disease Control to conduct further research, including investigating the relationship between video games, media images, and violence.”
  • $20 million to expand the National Violent Death Reporting System.
  • $150 million to “put up to 1,000 new school resource officers and school counselors on the job.”
What can one say: politics, fully, theatrically and embarrassingly "endorsed" by the children sitting behind the president.

USA: A Message To The 'Left' From A 'Right Wing Extremist'

I have seen the so-called “anti-war” party become the most accommodating cheerleader of laser guided death and domination in the Middle East, with predator drones operating in the sovereign skies of multiple countries raining missiles upon far more civilians than “enemy combatants”, all at the behest of Barack Obama.
By Brandon Smith: Some discoveries are exciting, joyful, and exhilarating, while others can be quite painful.  Stumbling upon the fact that you do not necessarily have a competent grasp of reality, that you have in fact been duped for most of your life, is not a pleasant experience.  While it may be a living nightmare to realize that part of one’s life was, perhaps, wasted on the false ideas of others, enlightenment often requires that the worldview that we were indoctrinated with be completely destroyed before we can finally resurrect a tangible identity and belief system.  To have rebirth, something must first die…

In 2004, I found myself at such a crossroads.  At that time I was a dedicated Democrat, and I thought I had it all figured out.  The Republican Party was to me a perfect sort of monster.  They had everything!  Corporate puppet masters.  Warmongering zealots.  Fake Christians.  Orwellian social policies.  The Bush years were a special kind of horror.  It was cinematic.  Shakespearean.  If I was to tell a story of absolute villainy, I would merely describe the mass insanity and bloodlust days of doom and dread wrought by the Neo-Con ilk in the early years of the new millennium.

But, of course, I was partly naïve…

Obama's Jihad on Gun Owners

Barack Obama's bold use of executive orders to 'take action without Congress' amounts to an outrageous unconstitutional overreach of powers, and is impeachable action on its face. And Obama isn't even done; he has vowed to push Congress on a new assault weapons ban along with other legislative restrictions on the guaranteed 2nd Amendment, which "shall not be infringed."

But worse, the 23 executive orders issued today by Obama make clear that the vast medical bureaucracy centralized under ObamaCare will be used to profile and harass Americans in order to disqualify them for gun ownership based on "mental health" history.

'Bush, Obama officials must be tried'

An Iraq war veteran tells Press TV Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is not the only person who should be tried but the officials in the Bush and Obama administrations should also face trial in Afghanistan for the crimes they have committed against innocent civilians.