Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“Dear Mr. President; Please Grant the United States a Waiver!”

The other evening while enjoying the company of friends, our conversation drifted to our health issues and availability of physician's to perform needed surgeries.  About six months ago I was diagnosed with an ailment related to my age.  My general physician referred me to a specialist in their office, so I was seen again in reasonably quick order.  After completing my visit and receiving the test results, it was determined that I would need the services of a local specialist.  The appointment with the specialist was made within the week and after a brief visit with the specialist to determine the procedure that we both agreed to, I was told I would receive a call to set-up my appointment for the procedure.  After waiting for a month and receiving no call, I made a call to the physician’s office to inquire about why no one had followed up with my case.  Well things definitely went into high gear from there and I received a date for my procedure to happen in six weeks. The procedure was done, my recovery was quick and all is right with the world. They even called 24 hours later to make sure that I was doing well after my out-patient surgery.

The reason I have share this story with you, is that while sharing with my friends my health issues, it was revealed to me that my doctor (who had done a marvelous job for me) was also their doctor and would be unable to do their procedure because the doctor is moving out of the Whatcom County area.  This doctor is a specialist and well respected for their skill in this specialty.  This doctor works in a specialty field that is not well covered in this community and thus, Bellingham/Whatcom County will have one less skilled physician to serve our community and this is happening with greater frequency.  The number of skilled physicians is shrinking nation wide, as reported in these two articles:

With that in mind I want to share this brief comment and a link to the “Forbes” magazine article that spurred its writing.

Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

CMPI LOGODear Mr. President: Grant the United States a Waiver

One of the greatest disgraces of this administration has been its decision to grant waivers for ObamaCare willy-nilly to all its friends. Everyone by now knows what's in the new health care legislation, and they know it's not the answer to our nation's ailing health system.  Instead of fixing a lot of problems like Medicaid, it expands them.  Rather than finding more market-based ways to fund Medicare, it slashes the funding it so desperately needs.  What's worse, however, is the fact that all friends of the administration are shielded from the devastating effects that will be felt by the American people.  As the law's "reforms" have forced insurers to raise premiums and cancel services, 1,347 waiver applications were approved.  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says these waivers were granted because ObamaCare's new rules threaten to harm consumers.  If that's the case, we believe every American should be entitled to a waiver.  Let's act now before it's too late. 


Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Right Thing or the Act of Tyrants?

On June 9, 2011, President Barack Obama passed by executive order the “White House Rural Council to Strengthen Rural Communities”.  This order gives access to federal money to pay NGO’s to go out into our rural communities and create zones of acceptance into this alliance which is directly tied to ICLEI (Bellingham/Whatcom County have already signed onto ICLEI, given grant money and written into our City and County Charters language that supports ICLEI) Solar Farmand Agenda 21.  Through grants that have federal strings attached they hope to gain acceptance of the “green zone” into the bread baskets of our nation“He who controls the food, controls the people!”, as quoted by Thomas Jefferson.  I can see the wind and solar farms dotting the nation of what once was the bread basket, soon to be a dead and barren zone.

Is this the right thing to do? Educate yourself and spread the word  to your friends, family and especially to the millions of rural farmers and property owners, that these warm and fuzzy “green zones” are similar in nature to the multitude of “neighborhood associations” that have sprung up in most urban areas.  The purpose of these associations is that you essentially give up a good portion of your property rights, with the promise that this will protect your neighborhood.  What it also does is it gives unelected people taxing authority over your property to cover their costs of writing up regulations which can/will impede your ability to do with your property what has been zoned legal for you to do.  These rural community councils are not elected, they are appointed by political leaders who have bought into the need to develop “green zones”.  As stated in the American Thinker article: October 28, 2009; UN Agenda 21 - Coming to a Neighborhood near You; By Scott Strzelczyk and Richard Rothschild, these types of actions make for strange bedfellows.  If you don’t already know how Agenda 21, ICLEI, LGS, Neighborhood Associations and now Rural Council’s plan to disrupt your rights as owners of private property, please click here and pay close attention to this video.

The video’s below cover the executive order signed by POTUS on June 9, 2011, Michelle Obama’s endorsement that POTUS is doing what he see’s as the long term goal of what’s right (energy prices will necessarily soar) for America, Van Jones kick-off campaign for President Obama’s slogan “Rebuild the Dream” (from the former Green Czar), and the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumpka, pledging 12 million Union Members to the “Rebuild the Dream” campaign.  Since Spain lost more jobs than they gained after they implemented their “green economy”, I find it hard to believe that today’s American Union members cant’ see the forest beyond the trees here.  What I mean by that is, Mr. Trumpka is selling bup-kiss to the Union membership with his pledge to endorse the “greening of the American economy”.

Please watch the videos and decide; “Is this is the “right’ thing for America?”

Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

Non-partisan video explaining the effects of the president’s latest executive order: White House Rural Council to Strengthen Rural Communities

Michelle Obama endorsing her husband and President of the United States for doing the “right thing”.

Van Jones, disgraced White House Green Czar, due to his unabashed allegiance to Communism is now out front campaigning for “Rebuild the Dream”.  The new mantra for 2012 after “Yes We Can”.

Richard Trumpka, AFL-CIO Union Boss, pledging 12 million union workers to the “Rebuild the Dream” campaign. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

“Re Sources” throws an Anchor on the “Gateway Pacific Terminal Project”

Ever wonder why nothing ever comes of “new” manufacturing or production jobs” in Whatcom County?  With the urging of “Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities, the environmental law firm “Earthjustice” is throwing the process back to the permit level.  Based on SSA’s original permit’s “lack” of inclusion for the word “coal” and the “under stated” potential increase in train traffic at it’s maximum projected potential not documented in their original 1992 permit.  You need to understand that Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities only exist because they have professional grant writers.  These professional’s milk the tax payers for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars to fund their efforts to “kill” all manufacturing and production that isn’t of a “socially” acceptable, green variety.  These “Eco-Fads” are killing American jobs and America’s ability to have a vibrant, sustainable economy.  An economy solely based on “green” is doomed for bankruptcy because you must have a diverse economy that relies on a multi-layered field of businesses, if we are to provide jobs for the masses.  A diverse economy is capable of withstanding the booms and busts of business cycles and yes, those rascally evil “economic bubbles”, like the internet and housing markets.

The links I’ve provided below will give you some good research to see how these NGO’s are taking government money to use against “YOU” and is a huge part of the jobless recovery we have been experiencing of late.

Re Sources for Sustainable Communities; “Stormwater University”: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3968437/Green%20Tea/20110060%20%28Stormwater%20University%29.pdf

Found as Re Sources:  http://www.cob.org/cob/Contracts.nsf/srch?SearchView&Query=Re%20Sources

Found as Re sources: http://www.cob.org/cob/Contracts.nsf/srch?SearchView&Query=Re%20sources

Found as Sustainable Connections 2010: http://www.cob.org/cob/Contracts.nsf/srch?SearchView&Query=Sustainable%20Connections%202010

Found as Sustainable Connections: http://www.cob.org/cob/Contracts.nsf/srch?SearchView&Query=Sustainable%20Connections

Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

Please enjoy the article in today’s Bellingham Herald confirming that Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities has contracted with the law firm “Earthjustice” to stall/prevent the Gateway Pacific Terminal from moving forward on development of the cargo terminal proposal for Cherry Point.  These organizations want “all” petroleum, carbon based industries to be shut down in the United States, yet there is no viable alternative to replace these energy sources for the next 5+ decades, as documented by the renowned physics professor Dr.Richard R Muller.  How will the “human” population feed and cloth themselves and their children if we are forced to return to the pre-industrialized ages?

POSTED: Thursday, Jun. 23, 2011

Whatcom County: Gateway Pacific cargo terminal needs new permit


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Developers of the Gateway Pacific Terminal must apply for an entirely new shoreline permit if they want to build a facility capable of handling up to 54 million tons of cargo a year, including coal.

The decision from Whatcom County planners deals a setback to SSA Marine of Seattle, which proposes to build the terminal at Cherry Point, west of Ferndale.

The company says it has a valid 1997 permit for a smaller facility that could handle up to 8.2 million tons of cargo a year, not including coal (the permit mentions moving petroleum coke, iron ore, sulfur, potash and wood chips).

coal train

    The company argues that the larger facility would simply require processing the application as a "revision" to the existing permit, and that the revisions would undergo the same level of scrutiny as a new application.

    Environmental groups, including Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, dispute that. The group said accepting the application as a revision would mean less public scrutiny, and would mean the project could avoid tough environmental standards because it would be reviewed under 1992 shorelines laws instead of newer ones.

    The law firm represents Sierra Club, Climate Solutions, and Re-Sources for Sustainable Communities, a Bellingham nonprofit that opposes SSA's plans.

    Read more: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/06/23/2073486/whatcom-county-gateway-pacific.html#ixzz1QD50x2qQ

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    “When Big Energy Speaks Out”

    Heard some quotes worthy of repeating today:

    • Use your brain to vote for what’s right, not your heart.
    • A progressive company is as dangerous as a progressive politician.
    • Occam’s Razor; “Never avoid the obvious.”  When it comes to the energy policy the obvious is; “the people who are in powerful political positions are making policy to benefit themselves, not to benefit the people.”

    All that said, I truly enjoyed today’s Glenn Beck Show where he hi-lights the comments and concerns of small, mid-sized and big energy companies with regards to the present U.S. energy policy.  The Obama Administration said that you can start-up a coal company in the U.S., but they would bankrupt the coal company(s).  President Obama is keeping his word on this one.  ‘5’ coal companies have closed their doors this past month, due to pressure from the EPA and like agencies.  They use regulatory reform to nudge policies which choose the winners and losers on the road to “higher” energy costs and which favor the Corporation’s that are friendly to this Administration’s policies.

    Here is a link to a sight dedicated to help “We the People” keep an eye on big businesses that adhere to “free market” principles and those that don’t: The name is BigBusinessWatch.org and if you click on the hyperlink, you too can keep a watch on “Big Businesses that are in bed with Big Government.”  Also, if you didn’t have the opportunity to watch today’s Glenn Beck Show, please check out the video I’ve embedded below.

    Together we make a difference and will succeed at re-affixing our Country to it’s foundation of “life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, with justice for all”.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Big Energy Speaks Out on the Glenn Beck Show

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    Time to Opt Out of the “Social Security Ponzi Scheme?”

    At the beginning of President George W. Bush’s 2nd term, he had the courage to bring up Social Security reform.  Within seconds he was vilified, bastardized, deserted and humiliated after a victorious run for his 2nd term, by friends and foes alike.  My heart had soared when I heard the words “privatization of Social Security”.  For many years I have known that Social Security and Medicare “are” Ponzi-schemes of the largest magnitude, ever perpetrated upon an unwitting public.  The great thing about Ponzi-schemes is that they “are” great unless you happen to be one of the “Pawns” at the bottom.  To exasperate this scheme further, all levels of government are working to reduce population growth (population growth is a necessary component of a Ponzi-scheme) and they are regulating the be-gee-bee’s on to the “American way of life”, to the point that it looks nothing like the intent of our Country’s foundational principles.  When you rob a nation of its wealth and it posterity, how can you expect any result other than  repeated booms and busts?  Booms and busts that have been created not by market forces, but the well intentioned (?) acts of overt political parties and their minions who’ve been promised the undeliverable.

    It looks like there are more brave soldiers out there who are willing to take on those who would enslave us and our children to keep themselves in power, with their proposal of SAFE ACT (HR 2109).  I trust that at this juncture in American history,  we will all work together to wake the citizenry up and look honestly at how to reform Social Security and Medicare,  To bring Social Security and Medicare back to their natural state as private property acquired and owned by private individuals.  They are not the property of the “State”!

    Enjoy this piece from RedState.com.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    The Mediscare demagogues should heed their own advice for Social Security.

    Posted by Daniel Horowitz (Profile)

    Thursday, June 16th at 2:30PM EDT


    The Social Security Ponzi scheme is perhaps the most consequential government infringement upon our lives.  Conservatives are justifiably outraged that Obama egregiously mandated that we purchase health insurance.  However, the individual mandate is not nearly as meddlesome and tyrannical as the government’s complete control over our retirement security.  The only reason why these two programs are regarded differently by the public, is because Social Security has been around for 75 years.  Consequently, most Americans are conditioned to believe that a person’s retirement is indissolubly tied to government-run Social Security.

    Now that Social Security is running a perennial deficit and is facing insolvency, conservatives have an opportunity to reverse one of the most flagrant violations of our property rights, by offering workers the option to opt out of the Madoff-style program.

    As the unfunded liability for Social Security balloons to $21.4 trillion over the next 20 years, it is painfully obvious to young workers that they will not enjoy much retirement security, if any, from the government program.  Democrats are totally apathetic to their grim future; they will be long retired by then, enjoying the full array of government benefits that they secured for themselves.  Meanwhile, they would rather demagogue the issue, using fallacious scare tactics to stir up current retirees.  Accordingly, we should harness the Democrats’ Mediscare demagoguery towards seniors, and direct it towards younger Americans.  If Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan will push granny over the hill, the status quo of the Democrats’ Ponzi scheme will prevent the grandchild from making it up the hill.

    Click here to continue reading.

    Thursday, June 16, 2011

    “Agenda 21” ~ Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood? No! It’s Already Here!

    People ask how can a movement towards a “green economy” be a bad thing?  Well, all roads that I have read and experienced, in a “green economy” lead to overt regulation and the tyranny of personal liberty, freedom and property.  All American’s need to “guard against Communitarianism” (yes I plagiarized this from the video) and this video will help to clear the fog that Agenda 21, ICLEI and Communitarianism, brings to a “free” society.

    Please enjoy this video and I ask that you share it with your friends and family too!

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Is the Soros-Sponsored ‘Agenda 21’ a Hidden Plan for World Government?

    This is another of those articles that must be posted in full.  Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham are fully on board with ICLEI and Agenda 21.  If, after you’ve read, watched an listened to all of the material provided in this post, you feel passionately for or against this movement, be sure to check out my previous post.  This election please be sure to ask each of the local Bellingham/Whatcom County candidates where they stand on Agenda 21, ICLEI and Transition Whatcom.

    Yours in Truth  Winking smile Shelly

    Posted on June 14, 2011 at 5:44am by Mike Opelka

    What is Agenda 21? If you do not know about it, you should.
    Agenda 21 is a two-decade old, grand plan for global ’Sustainable Development,’ brought to you from the United Nations. George H.W. Bush (and 177 other world leaders) agreed to it back in 1992, and in 1995, Bill Clinton signed Executive Order #12858, creating a Presidential Council on ‘Sustainable Development.’ This effectively pushed the UN plan into America’s large, churning government machine without the need for any review or discussion by Congress or the American people.
    ‘Sustainable Development’ sounds like a nice idea, right? It sounds nice, until you scratch the surface and find that Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development are really cloaked plans to impose the tenets of Social Justice/Socialism on the world.
    At risk from Agenda 21;
    Private Property ownership
    Single-Family homes
    Private car ownership and individual travel choices
    Privately owned farms

    The Agenda 21 plan openly targets private property. For over thirty-five years the UN has made their stance very clear on the issue of individuals owning land;

    Land cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.
    Source: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I),Vancouver, BC, May 31 – June 11, 1976. Preamble to Agenda Item 10 of the Conference Report.

    There are two more, very good reasons to be wary of Agenda 21 and the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) that supports it: George Soros and the United Nations. Soros money has been tracked to funding parts of ICLEI;
    In 1997, George Soros’s Open Society gave ICLEI a $2,147,415 grant to support its Local Agenda 21 Project
    As regards the UN, that organization‘s problems with America’s appreciation of freedom and self-determination is one that needs no explanation.
    Currently in California, Agenda 21 is working to implement plans to create plans for sustainable management of ‘open spaces.‘ The definition of what is to be considered an ’open space’ has sparked some heated exchanges between those directing the planning meetings and citizens who want private property rights to be respected and protected. (The East Bay Tea Party video featuring a Liberal Democrat arguing against ICLEI can be seen at the end of this article.)
    This type of global plan could not be implemented without a large and well-funded group pushing through its priorities. For that, Agenda 21 has the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). And ICLEI is deeply entrenched in America;

    ICLEI USA was launched in 1995 and has grown from a handful of local governments participating in a pilot project to a solid network of more than 600 cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities. ICLEI USA is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level.

    Over six hundred cities,towns and counties in America are members of ICLEI? Do you support your local government agreeing to rules and regulations set up by a UN-based organization that wants private property transferred to government control? If you would like to see if your community is a member of ICLEI, you can visit their website.
    Austin, Texas is one city that seems to have fallen for the ICLEI/Agenda 21 and was heavily consuming the ‘Communitariasm’ Kool-aid. A local group called Texans For Accountable Government saw what was happening and attempted to stop the Austin City Council from adopting some Agenda 21-friendly initiatives. One of TAG’s members, John Bush, delivered a succinct presentation on ICLEI and Agenda 21 that was virtually ignored. Watch his short argument against the proposed local law immediately followed by the lopsided vote adopting the plan.

    In the world of business Agenda 21 is not a free market friend, preferring PPPs or Private Public Partnerships where the government decides which companies will receive tax breaks and are allowed to stay in business. In light of this realization, the cozy relationship between the current administration and GE (a company that paid no tax in 2010) should raise eyebrows. And the WH efforts to tell Boeing in which state they can operate seems to further bolster the belief that Agenda 21 ideals are already making headway in America.
    The seeds for Agenda 21 were planted back in 1987 when the writings of Gro Harlem Brundtland (a woman who at the time was Vice President of the World Socialist Party) caught the eye of the UN. Dr. Brundtland wrote a report for the UN called, ‘Our Common Future’ eventually got into the business of environmentalism as a tool to control all the people of the world and establish a global government. The growth of ICLEI and the framework being put in place by supporters of Agenda 21 appear to be bringing Dr. Brundtland’s ideas closer to reality
    In recent months, citizen groups across the country have organized and become involved in the removal of towns and cities from membership in ICLEI. The Roanoke, VA Tea Party is holding a rally this week in an effort to have ICLEI removed from their local government.
    For a better understanding of Agenda 21 and ICLEI we suggest: The American Policy Center offers a one-page primer on Agenda 21.
    From the Bay Area Tea Party we offer a long-form video covering Agenda 21;

    The featured speaker at the Tea Party meeting, Rosa Koire, is a liberal Democrat who understands that Agenda 21 will destroy America as we know it. Rosa’s website, DemocratsAgainstAgenda21.com is also worth a visit.
    H/T to the tireless members of the SFBAY 9-12 organization for all of their information sharing on the topics of ICLEI and Agenda 21.

    2011 ~ the year for local elections

    Whatcom County and Bellingham are gearing up for a big election cycle that will guide the direction of each for decades.  There will be many opportunities to ask the candidates questions.  The Bellingham Tea Party has sent out certified letters and reserved the Whatcom Community College, “Syre Center”, to host their 2nd Annual Candidate Forum.  Last years forum was well run with a wide variety of questions, so I trust this years will provide the same opportunity to see the Candidates and hear what each of them envision for Bellingham/Whatcom County.

    Click here for a link to all of the Candidate filings for 2011 in Whatcom County:

    July 12 -- Mayor of Bellingham & City Council Candidate Forum

    On Tuesday July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., candidates of all parties running for Mayor of Bellingham and Bellingham City Council will have an opportunity to present their positions on various issues and answer questions from an audience of interested citizens.

    This event will be moderated by Dr. Robert Thorndike, professor emeritus of Western Washington University. It is being hosted by the Bellingham Tea Party which is a local non-partisan organization.

    • Whatcom Community College Syre Auditorium
    • 237 West Kellogg Road
    • Bellingham WA

    Campus parking is ample, and doors will open early, at 5:30 p.m.

    July 19 -- Whatcom County Executive & County Council Candidate Forum

    On Tuesday July 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., candidates of all parties running for Whatcom County Executive and Whatcom County Council will have an opportunity to present their positions on various issues and answer questions from an audience of interested citizens.

    This event will be moderated by Dr. Robert Thorndike, professor emeritus of Western Washington University. It is being hosted by the Bellingham Tea Party which is a local non-partisan organization.

    • Whatcom Community College Syre Auditorium
    • 237 West Kellogg Road
    • Bellingham WA

    Campus parking is ample, and doors will open early, at 5:30 p.m.

    The big races (as I see them now) will be:

    Mayor of Bellingham:

    Whatcom County Executive:

    Just for fun you should follow these ‘2’ races for the Whatcom County Council positions:

    District 1 – Position B:

    District 3 – Position B:

    Just found this link to what appears to be a conservative site that is also doing their job to vet the local political races and their connection to the communities socio-political-economic trends: WallyWondersWhy.com  We could use more websites that are dedicated to watching over Whatcom County from a “conservative” bent.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    2nd Amendment Jeopardized by U.N.

    The pundits are busy informing us of everything “Weiner”, but running under the radar as with everything they’ve done for the past 2 1/2 years, the Obama Administration is pushing for the Senate to ratify a U.N. treaty that puts the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment rights in full jeopardy.  This treaty is known as “UN The Small Arms Treaty”, which is not a friend of our 2nd Amendment.  Time to share this one and let “your” Senator know what you think of this dishonest attempt to subvert that which they were elected to support and defend.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Larry Bell

    Larry Bell

    The Bell Tells for You

    U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | 357,796 views | 1 recommendation | 40 comments

    TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 15:  A woman shoots a gun...

    Image by Getty Images via @daylife

    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.

    Click here for the full story.

    EDITORIAL: The U.N. gun grabber

    Global Small Arms Treaty threatens your right to self defense

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    The Washington Times

    6:51 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2010

    American gun owners might not feel besieged, but they should. This week, the Obama administration announced its support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. This international agreement poses real risks for freedom both in the United States and around the world by making it more difficult - if not outright illegal - for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

    Click here for the full story.

    Monday, June 6, 2011

    The USA is Bankrupt yet there’s plenty of money to “socially manipulate” with our tax dollars!

    Fredreich Hyak studied how Socialism leads to corruption.  Through unchecked regulatory power and money, Socialism always evolves into tyranny.  Every historical instance of societal regulation for the “collective” good has proven this out and recent history has not changed that truth.  Unless you have unlimited time and resources it is nearly impossible to keep up with all of the subliminal manipulation that occurs all around us.  The HHS has granted money to be used by the CDC to nudge the populace into acceptable behavior for the collective.  This program goes by the acronym “CPPW” and it’s hiding in plain site for anyone who knows enough to find it.

    Stay informed, get educated and vote for persons of the highest integrity to protect your Country, your family and yourself from the ever creeping destruction of the United States Constitution, the only thing that protects us from despots and tyrannical do-gooders who know not what they have done.  Or do they?

    Enjoy these articles that expose just “one” of the grants being used to manipulate a segment of society (LGBT’s) into peaceful acceptance of regulatory prohibition, of what is for now, a legal practice with a legal substance.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    It is no secret that the government wants to change how we live. Nanny-state officials want people to exercise more, stop drinking soda and stop using tobacco. But few people are familiar with an Obama administration program that gives grants to activist organizations that support unpopular nanny-state laws.

    I wouldn’t have known about this multimillion-dollar grant program if I hadn’t followed @lgbttobacco on Twitter, and you may not have known there is a National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Tobacco Control Network funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) if you hadn’t read this article.

    Last week, @lgbttobacco directed their followers to a CDC conference call meant to give participants guidance on “Community Transformation Grant” submissions, due June 6th. I took the opportunity to listen in. What I learned shocked me.

    The grants, funded through Obamacare, break new ground in the administration’s attempt to build political support for radical legislation. Read the full story here.

    HHS Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative

    See our Grantees Map.

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 states that “$650M shall be provided to carry out evidence-based clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies authorized by the Public Health Service Act that deliver specific, measurable health outcomes that address chronic disease rates.” The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed an initiative in response to the Act. The goal of the HHS initiative – Communities Putting Prevention to Work – is to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults. The initiative was launched by HHS in a press briefing held on September 17, 2009.

    Communities Putting Prevention to Work will expand the use of evidence-based strategies and programs, mobilize local resources at the community-level, and strengthen the capacity of states. The initiative has a strong emphasis on policy and environmental change at both the state and local levels and will:

    1. Increase levels of physical activity;
    2. Improve nutrition;
    3. Decrease obesity rates; and
    4. Decrease smoking prevalence, teen smoking initiation, and exposure to second-hand smoke.

    The program has four distinct but unified initiatives: a Community Initiative, a States and Territories Policy and Environmental Change Initiative, a States Chronic Disease Self-Management Initiative, and a National Prevention Media and National Organizations Initiative.

    Community Initiative

    Nearly $450 million is allotted for intensive community approaches to chronic disease prevention and control in selected communities (urban, rural, and tribal). These funds will include grants to communities ($373 million), as well as providing community support and evaluation support ($76 million). These awards were announced on March 19, 2010.

    States and Territories Policy and Environmental Change Initiative

    $120 million will support States and Territories in promoting wellness and preventing chronic disease through state-wide policy and environmental change for chronic disease prevention and to increase tobacco cessation through expanded quit lines and tobacco cessation media. These awards were announced on February 5, 2010.  Click here to the website for the full reading of this Initiative.

    The National Coalition for LGBT Health

    LGBT Health News

    Health Advocacy Webinar: Engaging LGBT Groups in Community Transformation Grants

    The feds are rolling out $100M worth of new healthcare reform prevention money that's coming soon to a town near you. But right now is the moment when local LGBT groups need to speak up to make sure the promise of LGBT inclusion in this funding is met. We're pleased to partner with the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Fenway Institute to help give you strategies to approach your local health department right now (since they're planning the work now) and make sure LGBT groups, and LGBT people are in from the get-go! (also, 50% of these funds will be re-granted locally... so now's the time to stage your group to be a funded partner.)

    Equality - we want it in health, too!

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    2011 Washington State Legislature Wrap-up: Olympia Weekly from “EFF”

    The Washington State Legislature has finalized the 2011 budget and “The Evergreen Freedom Foundation” is weighing in with their opinion of the results of the Washington State 2011 legislative budget.  There are no surprise's with increased spending on top of lower revenue projections for the next 2 – 3 years.  Representative Overstreet described this best at his Lynden Town Hall back in February of 2011; “We’ve been given a bucket (mandates) and it’s empty (funds) of which we’ve been asked to create a budget from.”

    Enjoy this wrap-up of the EFF’s Olympia Weekly.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    Judicial Watch Uncovers Link Between FCC / Net Neutrality / Progressive Organizations / Soros

    Big surprise…what we all knew is verifiably true!  The best can be read in the comments section if you go to the link and check out the readers comments.  Better yet…leave one yourself.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Conn Carroll: Documents show FCC coordinated 'Net Neutrality' effort with outside group

    By: Conn Carroll 06/02/11 8:05 PM

    Senior Editorial Writer Follow Him @Conncarroll

    Documents made public yesterday by Judicial Watch describe extensive collusion by Federal Communications Commission officials with a left-wing advocacy group in a campaign to expand government regulation of the Internet.

    The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch in a December 2010 Freedom of Information Act request, were created after Democrat appointees solidified their 3-2 control of the agency in March 2009.

    Judicial Watch is a conservative nonprofit that specializes in using the FOIA and other avenues to expose corruption in government.

    The coordination between FCC officials and Free Press, the advocacy group, was on behalf of a proposal that the agency assert authority to regulate access to the Internet as if it were a public utility in the interest of insuring "Net Neutrality."

    Proponents said doing so would assure equal access for all Internet users by barring companies from offering preferred rates for higher delivery speeds. Other users, especially in communities with limited Internet access, would be forced to accept poorer service.

    But critics said the proposal would actually give the FCC the first tool it needed to ultimately regulate content, and they argued that the FCC has no authority over the medium in the first place. It would be akin to forcing FedEx and UPS to treat all packages the same way the U.S. Postal Service does.

    Free Press is the most vocal of a number of far-left and liberal advocacy groups that for nearly a decade have pushed numerous proposals for vastly increasing government regulation of the Internet

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/06/conn-carroll-documents-show-fcc-coordinated-net-neutrality-effort-outside#ixzz1OBeSDjcD

    Senate to Legislate Alternative Media Out of Existence?

    With the 2012 campaign season just starting to wind-up, here’s the latest attempt by politicians (specifically the Senate side) to de-connect those of us who want to get our news someplace other than through the MSM celeb’s.  Start here and finish-up with the full story to keep up with their “under the radar” attempts to shut down free and unfettered news.

    Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly

    Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos

    from the not-understanding-the-technology dept

    Okay, this is just getting ridiculous. A few weeks back, we noted that Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn and Christopher Coons had proposed a new bill that was designed to make "streaming" infringing material a felony. At the time, the actual text of the bill wasn't available, but we assumed, naturally, that it would just extend "public performance" rights to section 506aof the Copyright Act.
    Supporters of this bill claim that all it's really doing is harmonizing US copyright law's civil and criminal sections. After all, the rights afforded under copyright law in civil cases cover a list of rights: reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works or perform the work. The rules for criminal infringement only cover reproducing and distributing -- but not performing. So, supporters claim, all this does is "harmonize" copyright law and bring the criminal side into line with the civil side by adding "performance rights" to the list of things.
    If only it were that simple. But, of course, it's not. First of all, despite claims to the contrary, there's a damn good reason why Congress did not include performance rights as a criminal/felony issue: because who would have thought that it would be a criminal act to perform a work without permission? It could be infringing, but that can be covered by a fine. When we suddenly criminalize a performance, that raises all sorts of questionable issues.
    Furthermore, as we suspected, in the full text of the bill, "performance" is not clearly defined. This is the really troubling part. Everyone keeps insisting that this is targeted towards "streaming" websites, but is streaming a "performance"? If so, how does embedding play into this? Is the site that hosts the content guilty of performing? What about the site that merely linked to and/or embedded the video (linking and embedding are technically effectively the same thing). Without clear definitions, we run into problems pretty quickly.

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