Friday, July 26, 2013

Are B.O.’s Administration Policies beginning to Stink Up America?

I found this article at techdirt.com to be an interesting aside to all of the false hysteria President Obama preached about at his public speech yesterday.

Pass the Right Guard, cause it’s going to be a long, sweaty hot summer for B.O.

YiT ~  Shelly


Obama Promise To 'Protect Whistleblowers' Just Disappeared From Change.gov

from the not-the-change-we-were-looking-for dept

The folks from the Sunlight Foundation have noticed that the Change.gov website, which was set up by the Obama transition team after the election in 2008 has suddenly been scrubbed of all of its original content. They noted that the front page had pointed to the White House website for a while, but you could still access a variety of old material and agendas. They were wondering why the administration would suddenly pull all that interesting archival information... and hit upon a clue. A little bit from the "ethics agenda":

Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.
Yeah. That statement seems a bit embarrassing at the very same time Obama's administration is threatening trade sanctions against anyone who grants asylum to Ed Snowden. Also... at the same time that we get to see how whistleblower Bradley Manning's "full access to courts and due process" will turn out. So far, it's been anything but reasonable, considering that the UN has already condemned Manning's treatment as "cruel and inhuman." And people wonder why Snowden left the country...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Welcome to America–How May We Spy on You?

It has truly become disturbing that “We the People,” the citizens of America are not demanding that unwarranted searches and privacy violations, must be stopped immediately.    The Federal Governments actions to inventory the private citizen’s of this Country is an appalling fact that this nation will regret and our children, or grandchildren and ever-after they will ask us; “Why did everyone do nothing to stop this?”  Of course, since they’ve never truly experienced the type of freedom I had in my youth, they’ll never know what was stolen from them.

If we do not protect all of your civil rights, we will soon have no civil rights.  Come on America, wake-up and tell your Senators and Congress to stop this madness.

YiT – Shelly


Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

Declan McCullagh by Declan McCullagh / July 25, 2013 11:26 AM PDT

(Credit: Photo illustration by James Martin/CNET)

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.

"I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back."

A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies "really heavily scrutinize" these requests, the person said. "There's a lot of 'over my dead body.'"

Some of the government orders demand not only a user's password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.

"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?"
--Jennifer Granick, Stanford University

Click here to read the full article.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

We Will No Longer Accept the Lies!

Is this the message that will register with the voters for 2014?  “No More Lies,” was the speech delivered by Glenn Beck, in Washington D.C., on June 19th, 2013.  With all of the recent deception that has been revealed on major incidents that under normal circumstances should have demanded for recalls, firings and even impeachment of political leaders for their actions, I wonder if people would recognize the truth if it stared them in the face?

Benghazi / Fast and Furious / Tea Party vs. IRS / NSA violation of the 4th Amendment

The 2014 election cycle for Washington State and Whatcom County is an opportunity to put people into office who are principled believers in the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Washington State Constitution (view electronic image of the original WA State Constitution here).  Don’t let this opportunity slip past you.  The only thing required will be to take the time necessary to research the candidates and get to know them a bit before casting your vote.  The primary is just around the corner, August 6th, 2013, will be here soon.

Things to ask Candidates at Political Forums:Image_of_Cover_Constitution_of_the_State_of_Washington

How long have you lived here?

What’s your current job?

Have you ever worked in the private sector?

Do you own your own private home, or property?

Do you have children?

Have you served in the military?

Will you insure that the individual is lawfully protected from the actions of the Crowd?

What’s your vision for Whatcom County, or your City?

What do you perceive your duties of office to be?

Can you read a financial report?

Is debt a good or bad thing?

YiT ~  Shelly


Monday, June 10, 2013

GB Message to Save America

The past week Glenn Beck appeared to be suffering from laryngitis, but has now had it confirmed that he is suffering from temporary paralysis of his larnyx.  If "We the People," were unable to hear Glenn Beck speak the truth aloud again, would we stop listening or working to restore Ameriica?  I want to personally thank Glenn Beck for everything he's done thus far and to let him know that I would miss hearing him deliver his monologues, or speaking truth to adversity, but I would understand if he were unable to return to the full-time radio and TV.  Glenn Beck has truly changed a lot of peoples lives and I know that he's changed mine forever.

YiT ~  Shelly

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Speech that Rocked Virginia

E.W. Jackson is running for Lt. Governor in the State of Virginia.  Most Lt. Governor races are fairly blasé due to the fact that the Lt. Governor’s role is a fairly limited one with regards to policy and legislation to a State. But, if the fire in this politician’s belly resonates, as the fire-in-the-belly of politicians like Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Lee and our own Rep. Jason Overstreet; America does have hope to regain her stature as “the shining light upon the hill.”

LET FREEDOM RING!

YiT ~  Shelly


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Doctor Who Did 1,200 Abortions Tells Congress to Ban Them

Through the many years I have been posting here, I have not posted any articles that are pro or anti-abortion.  This site is dedicated to highlight progressive policies that I believe are deleterious to “We the People.”  Today I found an article through The Drudge Report that could change a lot of minds on the topic of abortion.

Now I want to bring you back to what’s happening with Obamacare and the mandate by this abuse of power, that all insurers must provide abortion coverage.

Please read and share this article with others.  It could mean life or death for many innocent lives to come.

YiT ~  Shelly


Doctor Who Did 1,200 Abortions Tells Congress to Ban Them

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/23/13 12:52 PM

Dr. Anthony Levatino is a pro-life physician from New Mexico but, before having a change of heart on the issue of abortion he was an OBGYN who also performed abortions.

Levatino did as many as 1,200 abortions — some of them after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Then, after his daughter died in a tragic automobile accident, he re-evaluated his position on abortion and stopped doing abortions.

Today, Dr. Levatino told members of a Congressional committee that they should support a bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks that would ban abortions nationwide aft 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Should the Tea Party accept the IRS’s apology?

The Country appears to be going through another change.  What is that change?  It’s a monumental change where people who espouse fiscal sanity, constitutional ethics, transparency in government, principled politicians and honest treatment of all US Citizens are targets of their own government.  The recent revelation that the IRS was targeting any group that showed any affiliation with Tea Party principles for “closer scrutiny” by the federal taxing authority of the United States of America has been exposed and admitted to.

Should the “Tea Party,” who ever they are, accept their apology?

YiT ~ Shelly


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Updates on the Saudi National–Held after Boston Bombing–Gone but not Forgotten–The People Demand Answers for their Safety!

It’s time to put out a series of updates I have been following through the Blaze TV.
There are a lot of questions that need to be answered for the sake of public safety of all U.S. citizens.  If the main stream media will not do their job and the story from the Obama’s Executive Administration keeps changing, then we have to keep up the pressure to get real answers.  We deserve it and I guess we’ll only get what we deserve if we demand it.
Contact your U.S. Congress and demand that they get to the bottom of this matter.  Why was this Saudi National given a 212, 3B file?  How was it removed?  Was it removed?  Where is Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi National?  Are we truly safe in America if we don’t know the truth about all of these questions?
YiT ~  Shelly


Recent video of Glen Beck reporting on The Blaze:
Image of the Department of Homeland Security declaring that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi National arrested after the Boston Bombing, has been given a 212, 3B rating:Can a 212 3 (B) File Be Changed? Experts Weigh In on Saudi Nationals Status

The latest headlines at The Blaze on this issue:

CAN A 212, 3B FILE BE CHANGED? EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON SAUDI NATIONAL’S STATUS

Apr. 24, 2013 8:19pm Tiffany Gabbay
The Blaze has been extensively covering the strange details surrounding Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was once considered a person of interest in the Boston Marathon attacks. On his Wednesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck explored Alharbi’s immigration status as well as provided viewers with another look at the event file he said was created on the Saudi student.
Earlier on Wednesday, Erica Ritz provided a timeline of the events surrounding the Saudi national as follows: (Click here to read the full article)

First Alleged Photo of Michelle Obama Visiting Saudio Abdul Rahman Al Harbi Surfaces on Facebook

ARE THESE PICTURES OF MICHELLE OBAMA VISITING THE SAUDI STUDENT PUT ON A WATCHLIST LAST WEEK?

Apr. 24, 2013 12:25pm Mytheos Holt
Photos of a visit Michelle Obama is alleged to have had with Abdul Rahman Alharbi — the Saudi national previously considered to be “person of interest,” “armed and dangerous,” and worthy of inclusion on a watch list — may have appeared on a Facebook page associated with an English language school in Boston or students who share a common bond of going to English schools in the area. (Click here to read the full story)


‘ARMED AND DANGEROUS’: BECK’S LATEST REVELATIONS ON SAUDI NATIONAL ONCE A ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’ IN BOSTON BOMBINGS

Apr. 24, 2013 11:04am Erica Ritz
For the past week, Glenn Beck has been investigating a Saudi national once identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing.  The story has taken a number of alarming twists and turns, but on his radio program Wednesday, Beck released some of the most interesting information yet.
But first, here are a few background points on how the case developed:
  • A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212, 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing on April 15
  • TheBlaze received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national — identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi — as the story gained traction on April 18.
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill on April 18, saying the inquiry was “so full of misstatements and misapprehension that it’s just not worthy of an answer.”
(Click here to read the full story)  Below is the video of Glen Beck Radio 4/24/13








Friday, April 19, 2013

Not Again! Tell the Media to Cover this Story!

Exclusive on “The Blaze,” that the mainstream media is ignoring.
If you follow Glen Beck’s website, The Blaze, then you know something a lot of other United States citizen’s don’t.  There appears to be a potential cover-up in play to deport a Saudi national.
Read the story and if you believe as I do, that this deserves to be covered at a much larger level, then please contact your local and national news markets.
YiT ~  Shelly


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EXCLUSIVE: SAUDI NATIONAL ONCE CONSIDERED ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’ MAY BE DEPORTED ON ‘SECURITY’ GROUNDS — AND HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE FRAMED


UPDATE I:
Sources tell TheBlaze that the Saudi national is set to be deported on “security and related grounds.” His visa also has been revoked. Below is some of the information that has been communicated to us:
1. One source at the FBI and another at the Saudi Embassy referred to the student as connected to an important Saudi family.
2. An “event” was created on this guy three days ago. An event is a file. The file contains his deportation record and the reason he is being deported. According to ICE the reason is under section 212 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities”
3. His visa has been revoked.
4. The FBI said a file was started “just in case he was found to be connected to the crime,” however, the file shows he was scheduled to be deported. This was not a precaution, it was in “orders.”
5. One source said they believe a “voluntary” departure has been signed — that means the Saudi Student could be out of the country as early as today.
6. The file was immediately classified. We believe the deportation order will be classified as well — requiring a FOIA to get it.
7. The story was going to be “he wanted to go home,” however he was actually being deported.
8. Our source said the FBI believes the Saudi student is tied to 2 to 3 more people.
9. Our source said this “looks like they were trying to make this a ‘lone wolf’ crime so, the Saudi government would be spared embarrassment and the U.S. would avoid explaining how a terror cell was active when we had AQ on the run.”
UPDATE III (10:50 am ET):
TheBlaze Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood reported on “The Glenn Beck Program” Thursday morning that TheBlaze has been informed that the government is now ​considering ​not deporting Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi.
“Just got a note from one of our investigative reporters that she has been told that there is now discussion that they may not allow this man to be deported,” Cheatwood said.






Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dr Easterbrook v. WWU Geology Department “Out of their League?”

Some articles deserve to be posted in their entirety, because the controversy of one man, one published man, one published man with emeritus standing at Western Washington University has been personally maligned because he went before the Washington State Legislature to share his knowledge on Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW); aka Human caused global warming due to our dependence on fossil fuels for energy and their contribution to increased levels of CO2.

Before you read Dr. Easterbrook’s rebuttal to the WWU Geology Departments opinion piece, published in the Bellingham Herald, I would ask that you read the article links posted below.  The second link is the original WWU Geology article that I referenced previously.  The third link is a rebuttal submitted by Dr. David Deming, (which the Bellingham Herald refused to publish) that was published at the WUWT blog.

  1. March 26, 2013 opinion piece of Dr. Easterbrook’s presentation to the Washington State Legislature
  2. March 31, 2013 opinion piece of WWU Geology Department faculty refuting Dr. Easterbrook’s testimony to the State Legislature
  3. WUWT posting of Dr. David Deming, Professor of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, rebuttal of the WWU Geology Departments letter
  4. WUWT posting of the Bellingham Heralds release of Dr. Easterbrook’s rebuttal to the WWU Geology Department, opinion piece published on March 31, 2013

What would we do if the Mainstream Media and our Universities would actually give balanced time and opinion of what’s really happening out there?  Possibly real problems that need real solutions would receive the funding that is needed.  And, we could potentially stop wasting time and valuable resources to solve something that’s not a problem, if it ever was a problem.

YiT ~  Shelly


Easterbrook disputes WWU faculty global warming opinions

Published: April 14, 2013

By DON EASTERBROOK — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

"WWU faculty find overwhelming scientific evidence to support global warming." Of course there is overwhelming evidence of global warming! Everyone agrees! But that doesn't prove it was caused by carbon dioxide! The authors fail to understand:

Of the two periods of global warming this century, the first, and warmest, occurred before rise in carbon dioxide;

Twenty periods of global warming occurred over the past five centuries;

The past 10,000 years were warmer than present;

Multiple periods of intense warming (20 times more intense than recent warming) occurred 10,000-to-15,000 years ago. All of these happened long before rise in carbon dioxide, so could not possibly have been caused by carbon dioxide.

The Bellingham Herald opinion column is a diatribe against me personally (just read the slurs and innuendos) containing misrepresentations, no real data to support their contentions, and displays an abysmal ignorance of published literature. The reason becomes apparent when you realize that not a single one of the 13 Western Washington University authors has ever published a single paper on global climate change and none have any expertise whatsoever in climate issues.

Their claim that my publications "have not passed through rigorous peer review" is false. Virtually all of my 180 publications were peer-reviewed. The real joke here is they "fully support the 2007 IPCC report," but Donna Laframboise in 2011 documented that 30 percent of the references used were not peer-reviewed, so using their own standard, they would be forced to reject the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report!

The authors claim that "CO2 is a powerful greenhouse gas" that has "significant and measureable impact on surface temperature." Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, but it has little impact on temperature because it makes up only 0.038 percent of the atmosphere, has changed only 0.008 percent since carbon dioxide rose after 1945 (if you double nothing, you still have nothing), and accounts for only 3.6 percent of greenhouse warming. Carbon dioxide is incapable of changing global temperature by more than a fraction of a degree.

The authors "decry the injection of such poor quality science into the public discourse." I work with 20 of the world's top scientists, including atmospheric physicists, astrophysicists, geologists, and marine geophysicists who wouldn't waste time working with me if my research was "of poor quality."

The authors claim that my work requires "broad, decades-long conspiracy ....to falsify climate data."

In 1999, NASA data showed the 1930s were the hottest decade of the century and 1936 the hottest year. In 2012, NASA subtracted temperatures from the 1930s data and added to recent temperatures to claim that recent years were "unprecedented and the warmest ever recorded." Check NASA data tampering at http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/data-tampering-at-ushcngiss/. This lies behind all of the false claims that recent global warming is "unprecedented."

The authors claim a "vast consensus of the science community." However, 31,487 U.S. scientists (including 9,000 with doctorates) with degrees in atmospheric, Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science have signed a statement that reads: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." Check names and expertise at http://www.petitionproject.org/. Signatures of 1.5 million scientists would be required to achieve the claimed "vast consensus" of scientists! The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman admitted that 80 percent of the people involved in the panel were not even scientists!

The WWU faculty was challenged to debate the issues. The response from David Hirsh was: "I don't want the media to present both sides of an issue." "Well, the problem is it's not 'my' science. I do not now, nor have I claimed to be an expert in climate science. The question was would I support a debate-type forum to be hosted at WWU? I would not." He went on to say that he didn't want to debate because he had not addressed any of the scientific issues, but supported the personal attack.

So what can we conclude about The Bellingham Herald opinion column? Perhaps more than anything it shows that amateurs with no expertise in climate issues are way out of their league and would be wiser to stick to their own areas of expertise, hard rock geology. In the end, nature will tell us who is right and that is happening right now as the climate continues to cool with no warming in 15 years.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Don Easterbrook, a professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University. For more information about him, go online to myweb.wwu.edu/dbunny.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Innocents Betrayed ~ from Dr. Piazza of Front Sight Training Inst.

If you like this video parody that obviously takes on the Hollywood-Communitarian-Bullies, then you’ll probably enjoy the Front Sight Training Institute website and blog.  Front Sight is a firearms training facility.  The Front Sight Institute is owned by Dr. Ignasius Piazza and has become renowned for their ability to train and educate citizens in the proper use and understanding of firearms.

Here’s a quote from Dr. Piazza:

“If every law abiding American citizen was trained in the safe and responsible use of defensive firearms to levels that exceed law enforcement and military standards, together we would positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes, restore the Second Amendment, and create a country forever protected against enemies foreign and domestic.” 

“It is a stated goal of to positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes.”

“Nobody can dispute these historical facts.  I know because I co-produced with Aaron Zelman of JPFO an entire documentary on the subject of governments killing their own people immediately following gun confiscation. The award winning documentary is titled Innocents Betrayed.  You can watch  it here http://libertycrier.com/front-page/innocents-betrayed-genocide-by-gun-control-true-history-of-gun-confiscation/

Will you find lots of things that they’re advertising?  Of course you will.  That’s what capitalism is all about!

YIT ~ Shelly

Restore the Two-Thirds; a Freedom Foundation Petition

All hands on deck!  It’s time to get the grassroots, common sense people to let the will of the people be heard.  The Freedom Foundation has posted an online petition demanding our political leaders to “Restore the Two-Thirds,” requirement to raise taxes and make it permanent. 

All it takes to effect change is to raise our voices in unison for a common cause.  Washington State has increased spending above revenue projections far too long and now, due to an activist State Supreme Court (elections do have consequences) the will of the people (64% of them) has been subverted.  Since Initiative 601, the voters have passed the two-thirds requirement five times.  Each time it passes with an even greater majority than the last one.  It’s time to send the message straight to Olympia that We the People have spoken and no less than a State Constitutional Amendment requiring the two-thirds vote of the House and Senate will do.

Please check-out the Freedom Foundation’s petition to restore the two-thirds majority vote as a constitutional amendment.  And, please share this with all of your friends and family.

YiT ~  Shelly


The State Supreme Court just made it a lot easier for the legislature to raise your Sign our petitiontaxes—and we know they’re going to try.
Washington voters have repeatedly (6 times) and overwhelmingly (64% in 2012) voted to require a super-majority vote for the legislature to increase taxes or fees. Yet six State Supreme Court justices sided with special interests to strike down this law.
Some politicians claim tax hikes are essential just to support basic services. It’s an outright lie. State revenue for the next budget is projected to be $2 billion more than in the last budget, yet politicians say it’s not enough. In fact, revenue has consistently increased over time. Washington State don’t have a revenue problem—we have a spending problem.
Let’s tell Olympia, loud and clear, that we don’t need more taxes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Woodward Questions White House Sanity over Sequester

President Obama mocked politician’s who manufacture crisis's, in his State of the Union address. How many times have I heard the President cry wolf?  Even if the sky were falling, or the big bad wolf were at my door, I do not believe I would believe it to be true.  In truth the sequester agreement is not a cut in the federal budget.  Sequester is a reduction in the growth of federal spending and a very small reduction at that.  If this fact doesn’t bother you, possibly this one will.  POTUS has the ultimate say in what federal program receives less federal revenue for their budget.Picture

Let’s imagine for one minute what that might look like in a real world.  Consider this; you’ve at the grocery store to buy food for the week and you usually spend $100.00 to cover your costs.  You believed you were getting an 8% raise, so you increased your food budget by 8% (that’s an extra $8.00) and you planned for $108.00 in buying power.  But, then your raise was reduced to 6%, you’ve now adjusted your food budget to $106.00.  You now have a few choices to make about your food purchasing choices.  If you’ve already made a grocery list that uses the full $108.00 and you choose what items not to purchase from your list, based on your priorities.  Or, you can buy everything that is on your list, looking for them to be on sale or a find a coupon to reduce the costs.  Or, better yet, you access your preferred media resource to do comparison shopping and learn where, or what other brands, are available at reduced costs.

When faced with difficult choices a leader knows how to make a plan, prioritize and implement it.  The Obama Administration, with the complicit help of the mainstream media, we are bombarded with one crisis to the next and I refuse to be Chicken Little, or Henny Penny screeching, “the sky is falling, the sky is falling!”

Winston Churchill once said; “The difference between a politician and a statesman is; a politician is always thinking about how to get elected and consolidate power.  The statesman is focused on what’s best for the nation.”

It’s time for We the People to start electing statesmen who will speak the truth and make the choices needed to rebuild the publics trust in government.

YiT ~  Shelly


BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

Brett LoGiurato | Feb. 27, 2013, 6:53 PM | 733,723 | 733

Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over thelooming forced cuts known as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.Bob Woodward

"It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, 'You're going to regret doing something that you believe in,'" Woodward said. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.

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Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.  Click here to read the full story.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tax Dollars Used for Racist Sensitivity Training

Diversity at its best?  Hah!  Diversity at its worst and we’re paying for it!  Your tax dollars and mine are being used to do this type of diversity training at all levels of government.  It’s time to raise our voices and let our elected officials know how we feel about this type of indoctrination happening with our tax dollars.

If this is happening in adult settings with our government workers, can you imagine what’s happening in the public school classrooms?  I shudder to think as it was shared with me that public schools (who cannot honor Christmas, Easter or any Christian celebration) commonly have special events like Karl Marx Day, and so many other anti-American, anti-Federalist, or anti-Free Market Capitalism.  Our children rarely spend time studying the history of big-thinkers like President Calvin Coolidge, economists such as the late Milton Friedman or Walter Williams.

Is it really any wonder that our nation is publicly $16.6T in debt, a debt that is 74.6% of our GDP now, and an external debt to GDP ration of 99.8%?  Just for kicks I checked out how the State of Washington is doing in comparison, but you should remember that States are actually supposed to abide by a balanced budget.  So, even though the State of Washington appears to be doing much better than the Federal government, Washington State does spend more than we pay-in. The State of Washington has a debt to GDP ratio of 20.5%.  If that made you feel better, try this on for size.  The State of California’s debt to GDP ratio is 20.4%.  But heck, remember that statement from President Obama at the, no so long ago, State of the Union Address? I am paraphrasing here, but the President said;  “We are living at a time where many political parties are manufacturing crisis after crisis.”

What I’m asking you, if you’ve taken the time to check-in and read this posting, have you, will you take the time to contact your political representatives?  Tell them to stop wasting tax dollars.  Tell them that they could start by demanding that we stop promoting events like the one I’ve shared with you here.

YiT ~  Shelly


 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Governor Jay Inslee Pushes for Increased Electrical Rates

The 2013 legislative year has just started and our new Governor, Jay Inslee, has become an advocate for higher electrical rates.  Governor Inslee denies that hydropower is green power, if not greener, than wind, solar, thermal, bio-fuels, et al.  The rest of the United States agrees that hydropower is green power.  I guess we know something they don’t?

Governor Inslee states, “promoting hydropower as green power would be a step backwards?”  How can someone achieve his level of political power and not understand basic physics?  Or, how can anyone deny that hydro-power (which the State of Washington has a lot of) meets green energy standards?  There’s no common sense in his thought process?  Is there an ulterior motive that we are not being told?  Could any of this be interconnected to the Native Indian’s push to shut down and remove dams in Washington State?  Could any of this be related to the Earth First, Re-wilding Project?  We must ask Governor Inslee why?  And, please do not accept answers that fly in the face of logic.  Wind and solar power, both require fossil fuels and precious metals to be extracted to produce their structures.  The amount of power they create is miniscule in comparison to hydro, natural gas, nuclear or fossil fuels.  Their mere existence for operation, wastes more beautiful natural landscape than I can imagine, kills birds, sterilizes the soil and wastes precious resources above and below the earth.  That doesn’t even begin to deal with its effect on the cost of power, one of our most basic needs.  We have the ability to deliver energy in plentiful supply, to insure that it is affordable and does not waste more power than it produces.

Please contact Governor Inslee and weigh-in on this issue.  While you’re at it, ask him to slow down on implementation of health exchanges in Washington State.  Everyday I read horror stories on the affect that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is having on health insurance costs.  The term Health Care means caring for peoples health and governments role in this process is just wrong.

YiT ~  Shelly


David Horsey / Los Angeles Times

New Western governor sets his sights on climate change solutions

January 18, 2013 | By David Horsey / Los Angeles Times

When we were classmates at Ingraham High School in Seattle, Jay Inslee was quarterback of the football team and a key player on the state champion basketball squad. I was a fledgling cartoonist and editorial writer on the student newspaper. On Wednesday afternoon, as I watched Inslee shoot hoops with his buddies under the new backboard he had just put up on his garage, it struck me that some things have not changed. It was still basketballs for him, cartoons for me.

But, in truth, the change is rather dramatic. My bio now starts with the phrase “two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner.” Inslee, as a congressman, threw elbows and blocked shots on the White House basketball court with President Obama. And now, that hoop and net he just installed is attached to the garage outside the governor's mansion in Olympia, Wash. As of Wednesday, his bio has a new top line: 23rd governor of the state of Washington. Click here to read the full story.


Inslee says GOP going backward in Senate

Gov. Jay Inslee waded into the legislative fray Wednesday with his most pointed comments so far in state lawmakers’ 25-day-old session, taking aim squarely at ideas put forward by the Republican-dominated Senate majority.

JORDAN SCHRADER; staff writer Published: Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. PST

Gov. Jay Inslee waded into the legislative fray Wednesday with his most pointed comments so far in state lawmakers’ 25-day-old session, taking aim squarely at ideas put forward by the Republican-dominated Senate majority.

“I’m very concerned that the Senate already has gone backwards on two areas,” the Democratic governor said, citing workers’ compensation and clean energy – and then adding a third to his list, a GOP proposal to require parents be notified before their underage daughter has an abortion.

But Inslee stopped short of any veto threat. “I’m developing what I hope will be (a) good working relationship with legislators, and the third week of the session is probably a little early, too early, to start waving around red pens real vocally,” he said.

Inslee took office Jan. 16, two days after a coalition of 23 Republicans and two Democrats took power in the Senate and elevated one of the Democrats, Medina’s Rodney Tom, as leader of their business-friendly majority. 

GREEN POWER MANDATES QUESTIONED

“I had some businesspeople in here last week,” Tom told reporters in his office after Inslee’s news conference, “and they were talking about, it’s funny that Washington’s the only state in the nation that doesn’t recognize hydro as a renewable power resource, when we are kind of the front-runners on that.”  Click here to read the full story.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Score “One” for the Constitution v. Executive Office Abusers

Some of the best news I’ve read in a long time.  There is still some sanity in our courts and an understanding that the U.S. Constitution set-up a separation of powers intentionally to protect you and I from government tyranny.

The Landmark Legal Foundation (aka Mark Levin) has done our Country a great service by forcing this issue into the courts and setting the precedent that Presidents and their Executive Branch must follow the laws of the Constitution.

Enjoy the article and don’t forget to send your thanks to the Landmark Legal Foundation for taking this issue to court.

YiT ~  Shelly


Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

  • By Stephen Dinan

    The Washington Times; Friday, January 25, 2013

    • Richard Cordray stands left as President Obama announces in the State Dining Room of the White House on Jan. 24, 2013, that he will re-nominate Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a role that he has held for the last year under a recess appointment, and nominate Mary Joe White to lead the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). (Associated Press

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    In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.

    The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments he made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and hence the five-person board did not have a quorum to operate.

    But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intra-session” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks. They said Mr. Obama erred when he said he could claim the power to determine when he could make appointments.

    “Allowing the president to define the scope of his own appointments power would eviscerate the Constitution’s separation of powers,” the judges said in their opinion.

    The judges said presidents’ recess powers only apply after Congress has adjourned a session permanently, which in modern times usually means only at the end of a year. If the ruling withstands Supreme Court scrutiny, it would dramatically constrain presidents in the future

    Read more:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/25/federal-court-obama-broke-law-recess-appointments/#ixzz2JEx3JfOr
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  • Of course the NLRB feels very confident that President Obama’s appointments will be upheld; so why adhere to a pesky verdict from an insignificant decision that goes against them?  They have important work to do and until someone forcibly stops them, they’re going to continue on as if nothing has changed.  Wonder if AG Holder’s office will step-in and uphold the federal courts ruling?

    YiT ~  Shelly


    Obama’s Union-Controlled NLRB Thumbs Nose At Court Ruling, Chairman Vows To March Onward

    By: LaborUnionReport (Diary)  |  January 25th, 2013 at 09:15 PM  |  29

    NLRB picketing

    Following Friday morning’s appeals court ruling that Barack Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, union attorney (and current NLRB chairman) Mark Gaston Pearce vowed to ignore the court’s ruling.

    In a statement posted on the NLRB’s website, Pearce stated:

    “The Board respectfully disagrees with today’s decision and believes that the President’s position in the matter will ultimately be upheld. It should be noted that this order applies to only one specific case, Noel Canning, and that similar questions have been raised in more than a dozen cases pending in other courts of appeals.

    Click here to read the full story.

    Friday, January 25, 2013

    The Dismantling of the 2nd Amendment

    With all of the debates on gun control which are happening around the nation on:

    • Who’s to blame for mass murders?
    • Why does anyone need a gun?
    • How can we protect the children?
    • What’s the need for mega-sized magazines for guns?
    • This isn’t the 17th Century and the Founders wouldn’t approve of citizen’s having high powered, military style weapons today.
    • We’ve got to register and restrict gun ownership, because guns are too dangerous.

    Heard it before?  We’ll hear it again and again, I fear, because we’ve abdicated our responsibility to teach our children how to use and respect guns.  We’ve failed to teach our children that life is precious above all else.  We’ve allowed a culture of death and violence to permeate every aspect of so-called, entertainment to occupy our minds at leisure.  There is an apparent concerted effort between progressives in the media and politics to use fear to control us.

    The 2nd Amendment was not written to make certain man would always be capable of feeding themselves, but to insure that man would always be capable of defending themselves from criminals and tyrannical government.

    “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

    We the People have nothing to fear from a moral and well educated populaceWe the People should be watchful that an ever growing and powerful government does not enable itself to be our Father, Mother, Teacher, Warden and Priest.Nra Gun Control

    The author of the post below, David Mamet, is a self-professed, born-again conservative.  David’s journey from progressive to conservative was a long struggle that he wrote about in his recently published book; “The Secret Knowledge on the Dismantling of American Culture.”  David’s latest published article in Newsweek sums up a lot of why we must resist the urge to give over our freedom and liberty to Big Government.

    YiT ~  Shelly


    In Newsweek Magazine

    Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm†

    Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM EST

    The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so. By David Mamet.

    Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.

    ‘In announcing his gun control proposals, President Obama said that he was not restricting Second Amendment rights, but allowing other constitutional rights to flourish.’

    For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.”

    All of us have had dealings with the State, and have found, to our chagrin, or, indeed, terror, that we were not dealing with well-meaning public servants or even with ideologues but with overworked, harried bureaucrats. These, as all bureaucrats, obtain and hold their jobs by complying with directions and suppressing the desire to employ initiative, compassion, or indeed, common sense. They are paid to follow orders.

    Rule by bureaucrats and functionaries is an example of the first part of the Marxist equation: that the Government shall determine the individual’s abilities.

    As rules by the Government are one-size-fits-all, any governmental determination of an individual’s abilities must be based on a bureaucratic assessment of the lowest possible denominator.  Click here to read the full story.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Will History Repeat Itself Again? “Tyrants, Gun-Control & Children”

    It’s not often that I find it necessary to repost an entire article.  It’s not often that I post from the controversial website InfoWars.com.  But with the ongoing controversy, the almost manic behavior of the media and politicians, to see who can out-do themselves on the un-Constitutional actions to infringe “Our 2nd Amendment Rights.”

    I’ve been listening to all of the points being made on why and what they are planning to implement as gun control measures and do not agree a wit with their reasoning.

    1. There is no admission that the perpetrators of these mass murders are not just mentally ill, they’re also under the influence of prescribed psychotropic drugs.
    2. They are using this to further intrude on personal privacy by way of the doctor/patient relationship.
    3. A likely outcome of the executive orders, or any gun legislation that bans selling guns to the mentally ill and a lot of individuals who need help getting through a personal struggle, simply will not reach out for help.  Would you?
    4. There are so many un-enforceable laws out there now, this will end-up being just another costly law that will make no difference to the safety of law-abiding citizens.

    Here is another interesting tidbit that anyone can easily find online if they look:

    1. 61,911,000 Murdered: The Soviet Gulag State
    2. 35,236,000 Murdered: The Communist Chinese Ant Hill
    3. 20,946,000 Murdered: The Nazi Genocide State
    4. 10,214,000 Murdered: The Depraved Nationalist Regime

    FBI 2010 homicide statistics for a total of 12,996 multiplied by 100 years, is 1,299,600 homicides.

    Enjoy the pictures, they’re worth a 1000 words.

    YiT ~  Shelly


    Other Tyrants Who Have Used Children As Props

    Infowars.com / January 16, 2013

    Obama’s shameless exploitation of children as set pieces is hardly new or original. In fact, tyrants and dictators have used kids as props down through the ages.

    Here are a few more recent examples:

    The Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin

    China’s Mao Zedong

    Germany’s Adolf Hitler

    Cuba’s Fidel Castro

    North Korea’s Kim Il-sung

    Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez

    Dictator Obama Exploiting the Children for Executive Action on Gun Control

    Obama Exploits Children for Executive Action Press Conference on Gun Control

    Saturday, January 12, 2013

    Monetizing the Effects of Carbon - from WUWT

    What a brilliant rebuttal to the argument.  If we apply the same logic to all of the costs that are being heaped upon people for potential ecological degradation from human activity, we should also benefit from the benefits that those same human activities cause.  There is no justifiable reason not to look at all sides of an issue to come to a conclusion.  The laws of physics taught mankind long ago that for every action, there is a re-action.  Likewise, for every cost there is a benefit.

    Enjoy the article and share widely.

    YiT ~  Shelly


    Posted on January 11, 2013 by Willis Eschenbach

    I see that the New York Times (NYT) is going to close their environmental desk. Given that there still are actual environmental problems on the planet, I consider the closing as a sad commentary on the hijacking of the environmental movement by carbon alarmists. CO2 alarmism has done huge damage to the environmental movement, and thus to the environment itself.

    In any case, a few months ago in the NYT Green Blog they talked about “monetizing” the “social cost” of carbon. The article said:

    In 2010, 12 government agencies working in conjunction with the monetizing of carboneconomists, lawyers and scientists, agreed to work out what they considered a coherent standard for establishing the social cost of carbon. The idea was that, in calculating the costs and benefits of pending policies and regulations, the Department of Transportation could not assume that a ton of emitted carbon dioxide imposed a $2 cost on society while the Environmental Protection Agency plugged 10 times that amount into its equations.

    How does one “monetize” something, and what is a “social cost” when it is in its native habitat?

    First, the easy one. A “social cost” is generally some estimated or inferred cost to society from something, in particular a cost that is not reflected in the price of the item itself. For example, alcohol has a social cost in the form of a variety of societal problems. That cost is not included in the raw ex-factory price of alcoholic beverages.

    First, the easy one. A “social cost” is generally some estimated or inferred cost to society from something, in particular a cost that is not reflected in the price of the item itself. For example, alcohol has a social cost in the form of a variety of societal problems. That cost is not included in the raw ex-factory price of alcoholic beverages.

    Next, to “monetize” a social cost means 1) to attach some monetary value to that social cost, and then 2) to attach that monetary value to the retail cost of the product in the form of an increased price. In the case of alcohol, that is usually done through government taxes. Sometimes, the revenue from these taxes is dedicated to ameliorating that social cost. In the case of alcohol, that might be in the form of alcohol dependence programs or clinics. Other times the income goes into the general fund.


    My second objection is that while people are often in a hurry to monetize the social costs of something, they rarely take the necessary other step. They rarely are in a hurry to monetize the social benefits of something. But if you do one, you have to do the other. After all, this is why it’s called a “cost/benefit” analysis …

    I have even had someone seriously argue that there is no need to monetize the social benefits, because they were already included in the market price. After all, he argued, the reason we buy something is because of the perceived benefits. So they are already included in the price.

    I find this argument singularly unconvincing. Some benefits are already included in the price, and some aren’t. Since a single counter-example will serve to disprove the general theorem, let me take a social benefit of CO2 as an example. This is the known effect of atmospheric CO2 levels on plants, which is that they increase their production with increasing atmospheric CO2. Obviously, nobody goes out and buys gasoline for their car in order to help the plants, so it is not included in the market price. However, increased plant growth is an undoubted social benefit, a huge one that affects the whole world. Therefore, it is an un-accounted for social benefit, one which does not get included in the price.

    Click here to read the full story.