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Baldwin Christian site
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s factually impoverished testimony on Obamacare [before the House] didn’t get nearly the attention it should have, as congressional Democrats cleverly decided to release a report on CIA torture abuses on the same day.
[Obamacare] was written in a tortured way to make sure that the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.
Jonathan Gruber (leading Obamacare architect)
If lawmakers claim that ignorance of the law is no excuse, then how do they explain their ignorance of the laws they vote for?
Before the [Civil] war it was always the United States "are," after the war it was the United States "is"... it made us an is.
ISIS is using U.S.-made ammunition and weapons, which means U.S. weapons companies get to supply all sides of The New Endless War; can you blame investors for being so giddy?
"... there is NOTHING that can’t be reached by the state legislative power. They can correct the manifold violations of every provision of the constitution that occur every day in every state by federal agencies exceeding the scope of the authority granted to them by the states, in the Constitution. The problem has not been that there aren’t plenty of violations to correct. The problem has been that most States are befuddled into thinking that they get run by Washington, D.C. The press tells them this every day.
The Zionist Lobby with its ridiculous “enforcement organizations,” such as the ADL, by misusing the “anti-semite” accusation have made “anti-semite” and “self-hating Jew” badges of moral honor.
Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that?—stupid.
Arthur Sylvester, Asst Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs during the Vietnam War
Russia has a nuclear arsenal as large as Washington’s, and Russia is very much aware that for 13 years Washington’s lies and demonizations of countries are the preludes to launching military attacks on the countries.
My sources say Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government [illegal alien children] camps.
Todd Starnes, Fox News journalist
Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.
Washington purchases European politicians with bags full of money.
Lies are the American experience. The actual world as it exists is foreign to most Americans.
Accurate feedback is necessary for the long-term survival of any living system.
Thrive (documentary, 5 min 59 sec)
I've thought many times that the "D" in D-Day meant Death Day.
Arnold "Ray" Lambert, D-Day veteran
any people [Jews] that has been persecuted for two thousand years must be doing something wrong
Henry Kissinger (who is Jewish)
Throughout my career, the political ruling elite has been enacting piecemeal a version of “universal” healthcare coverage to satisfy the demands of an increasingly vocal, but also increasingly disenfranchised citizenry. Our overlords, of course, have been more motivated by enhancing corporate bottom lines and enriching themselves, than in genuinely helping the peasantry.
The [Christian] church is the reason America is losing its liberties.
Chuck Baldwin, Baptist minister [10 min 5 sec]
Jewish strength [in nations around the world] is not measured in [population] numbers only, but in terms of its economic and political power.
Haaretz [Israel newspaper]
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. If not you, who? If not now, when?
The Western media is a plague upon humanity.
In war we are all losers.
Kaname Harada, WWII Imperial Japanese Navy ace, in The Last Zero Fighter by Dan King, Kindle location 1412
Informing Hawaii's voters
Submitted by Guest on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:30
The Obamacare bill was Democrat from start to finish. Not one Republican voted for it. Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the misleading bill, let his arrogance slip into full view of the camera while speaking at the University of Pennsylvania last year. The public has just in the last few days become aware of it, and Gruber has become the focus of the ensuing furor. Here he appears on MSNBC, the most Democrat-friendly of the mainstream media TV networks. He gets a softball interview.
Here's Gruber in another softball interview, this one for WGBH in Boston.
Submitted by HPI on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:16
November 12, 2014
Bernard Whitman is the guest of Megyn Kelly. He is a Democratic Party political pollster and strategist and appears on Fox News regularly.
Bernard Whitman describes himself as 'gay and Jewish' [Ebenezer Posts] Jan 4, 2014
Crafter of Obamacare Admits He Kept the People in the Dark to Get it Passed [Hawaii Political Info] Nov 11, 2014
Submitted by HPI on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:11
When Christians listen to their Jew-boosting, Zionist Christian ministers, they look like they are putting Jews ahead of Christ, says Brother Nathanael. Check out all those "Christians" waving Israel flags. Israel is a Jewish nation that rejects Christ, with many there who actually hate Him. And Christians support them and cheer them on?
But why would Jews hate the Messiah?
Because it was Jews who persecuted and killed Christ and his disciples, and it's graphically recorded in the Bible, making them look bad. The four gospels and Acts have incident after incident of Jewish persecution of Christ and his followers, seeking their deaths and actually causing their deaths. But that was nothing new. It was Jews who also killed the prophets of the Old Testament.
Why would any sane Jew want to be around people reading stuff like that about what happened to humankind's Messiah? These days though, the vast majority of Christians, if they read their Bible at all, don't get the significance of the Jewish role in Christ's earthly ministry, even though it is plainly written and permeates the four gospels and Acts.
But why would any reasonable goyim hold Christ's crucifixion against the descendants of people long gone? The vast majority of non-Jews don't, actually. But anyone who takes a close, realistic look at the situation sees that Jews have the same attitude about Christ and gentiles (they're not the chosen) today that they did 2,000 years ago.
Modern Jews think they know which side their bread is buttered on, and they've reached the logical conclusion that it's not white Christians, who historically have gotten fed up with Jews time after time and kicked them out of their countries or forced them to convert, at least ostensibly, to Christianity. This time Jews have been highly effective in watering down the white Christian population both in the U.S. and the EU through promoting mass illegal and legal immigration, considerably lessening the chance that this will happen to them in those regions of the world.
Naturally Jews, proving once again their ability to see things realistically compared to soft-
Video host Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity as a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.
Why Hollywood Jews Turned against Catholic Mel Gibson [The Oz Zone]
Sarah Silverman says "I would kill Christ again" [YouTube] (30 sec) Apr 24, 2011
Jews leaders in destroying white Europe [YouTube] (1 min 16 sec) May 2, 2012
The End of White People: Kevin MacDonald on Group Evolution YouTube 6-part video
Single value that ties Jews together more than any other: They're anti-Christ [USA Today] Their anti-Christianity unites them more by far than the country of Israel does.
For most American Jews, the core of their Jewish identity isn’t solidarity with Israel; it’s rejection of Christianity. [Commentary.com] (Scroll down to Michael Medved)
2012 Jewish Values Survey [Public Religion]
'Hate Criminal' Noose Tightens On Christians By Rev. Ted Pike [Rense] Apr 24, 2008
Jews write about Jesus Christ. (They don't like Him.) [Jew or Not Jew] Oct 17, 2006
The Truth about the Talmud by Michael A. Hoffman [Rense.com] Dec 18, 2007
Submitted by Guest on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:44
Some 1,853 of Hawaii’s 13,505 marriages held since Dec. 2, 2013, were between same sex couples.
But Hawaii’s same sex marriage law, passed by the Hawaii Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in Nov. 2013, could come to an end if the Hawaii Supreme Court rules the law invalid.
On Dec. 18, the state’s high court will hear oral arguments in the challenge brought by Rep. Bob McDermott, a Republican in the Hawaii Legislature.
Submitted by Guest on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 19:09
By Jennifer Lilley
November 12, 2014
(NaturalNews) Award-winning Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI, has a warning for pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant. In a nutshell, he says that if you're thinking about getting a flu vaccine, don't.(1,2)
His words are ones that are in direct opposition to a recently published Committee Opinion paper by the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), where the organization states that women during this time in their life should get a flu shot. AGOG notes that doing so is "essential" due to the increased risk that a pregnant woman faces when it comes to pandemic and seasonal influenza.
"It is particularly important," AGOG mentions, "that women who are or will be pregnant during influenza season receive an inactivated influenza vaccine as soon as it is available. They continue to express a view that is steeped with a sense of urgency, stating, "It is imperative that obstetrician-gynecologists, other health care providers, health care organizations, and public health officials continue efforts to improve the rate of influenza vaccination among pregnant women."(1)
Imperative? Not so fast, Dr. Brownstein warns.
Submitted by Guest on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:33
Russia Today introduction: The Puna lava flow claimed its first house in the village of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, Monday, engulfing the structure in flames until it finally collapsed. Active since June when the Kilauea volcano erupted, the lava flow swallowed a street on the edge of Pahoa on October 26, and has also consumed a cemetery, garden shed and large amounts of local vegetation.
Published on Nov 11, 2014
Submitted by HPI on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 01:13
From 2009-2010 Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as a technical consultant to both the Obama Administration and Congress, during which time he helped craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.
Gruber, with in-your-face chutzpah says, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” adding, “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing [Obamacare] to pass."
He deliberately and successfully mislead voters and so he thinks voters are stupid? Voters didn't pass Obamacare, it was the Democrats in Congress. Not a single Republican voted for the bill.
When Obamacare was challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, all three Jews (Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan) and the suspected Jew (Sonia Sotomayor) voted for Obamacare. There is no proof that HPI is aware of that Sotomayor is Jewish, but she looks, acts, talks and votes on the Court like one, and many suspect or (are convinced) that's what she is.
October 17, 2013
For more eye-opening exposition on the art of manipulation by Gruber and another panelist at the same plenary session on Obamacare at the University of Pennsylvania, click here. 51 minutes.
The Sotomayor Nomination: More Glimpses of Jewish Activism — and a Warning to Republicans [Occidental Observer] May 28, 2009
Submitted by Guest on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:02
By Udo Ulfkotte (Germany)
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
“Now the Americans are even considering blowing up a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and then insisting that the culprits were either separatists or Russians,” claims the German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former correspondent from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest German newspapers. He has published a book, Gekaufte Journalisten (“Purchased Journalists”), in which he describes how American and German politicians sway the German media, so that those journalists give the desired spin to world events. Ulfkotte claims that reporters are urged to bias their writing primarily to favor the American position and to oppose Russia. Udo Ulfkotte spoke to about how exactly this occurs and about the path his life is taking today after these revelations were made public.
Q: Mr. Ulfkotte, you’ve said that you were given a lot of money to write pro-American articles. How profitable is to be a pro-American journalist in Germany?
Udo Ulfkotte: I didn’t get money – I got gifts. Things like gold watches, diving equipment, and trips with accommodations in five-star hotels. I know many German journalists who at some point were able to take advantage of this to buy themselves a vacation home abroad. But much more important than the money and gifts is the fact that you’re offered support if you write pieces that are pro-American or pro-NATO. If you don’t do it, your career won’t go anywhere – you’ll find yourself assigned to sit in the office and sort through letters to the editor.
Submitted by Guest on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:58
November 10, 2014
By Paul Craig Roberts
Just as the German media has destroyed its credibility with lies, the US government is consistently destroying Washington’s credibility both with its own citizens and the rest of the world.
Russia and China, the other two significant nuclear powers, no longer believe anything Washington says or any agreement that the US government signs. The Russian and Chinese governments have observed that Washington does not obey its own statutory law, much less international law and treaties that Washington has signed. Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized Washington for acting as if its will was the only law.
Europeans know that they and their governments are Washington’s vassals and that Europeans are impotent to do anything about it.
Some percentage of the 99 percent understand that Washington is aligned with the one percent against them and that their incomes and economic prospects will continue to decline.
Economists, or rather the few who haven’t sold their souls, know that the government’s economic data are pulled out of a magician’s hat and massaged to produce numbers contradicted by reality. Unemployment is measured according to methodologies designed to prevent its discovery. Inflation is measured according to methodologies designed to deny its existence. Jobs are reported that don’t exist, and GDP growth rates are announced that declines in real median family incomes and consumer credit make impossible.The poverty level income is set artificially low in order to minimize welfare spending.
The lies that Washington and the powerful private interest groups that control the US government tell us go unchallenged by the print and TV media and by NPR. The propaganda that Americans are fed is more extreme than the propaganda of Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984.
In last Friday’s report the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that the unemployment rate has declined to 5.8% and that 214,000 new jobs were created in October. Once again let me explain these lies to you. The unemployment rate is low because the one that the government and financial media emphasize does not count those millions of Americans who have become so discouraged from looking for jobs that do not exist, that they have quit looking. If you give up and stop searching for a job, the US government does not count you as a member of the work force. You are unemployed but not counted as unemployed.
The uncounted unemployed can be measured in the sharp 21st century decline in the labor force participation rate. The labor force participation rate has declined because there are no jobs to participate in. But Washington, the financial media, and the bought and paid for economists lie. They say the participation rate is down because the baby boomers are retiring. However, as John Titus, Dave Kranzler, and I documented with the government’s own data in a recent column, the participation rate of baby boomers is the highest of all and the only one that is rising. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/04/lie-serves-rich-roberts-titus...
The reason is that with the Federal Reserves sole concern with the welfare of a small handful of mega-banks–the ones that sit on the board of the New York Federal Reserve Bank–real interest rates are negative. Therefore, retirees have no income from their retirement savings. (Generally speaking, retirees avoid stock investments, because they can lose a great deal from a major correction, and it can take more years than they have left for stocks to recover.) To supplement their Social Security pensions (a rigged CPI prevents or minimizes cost-of-living increases), retirees take the temporary, lowly paid jobs that are all that the US economy can produce. These jobs do not provide sufficient income with which to form a household.
As I have pointed out for a decade, or longer, the US economy no longer creates First World jobs. The US economy creates jobs for waitresses and bartenders, hospital orderlies, and retail clerks. The fact that the complexion of the US work force is becoming Third World is not considered a notable problem by the media or financial press, and economists seem immune to the facts.
Let’s look, once again, at the BLS payroll jobs report for October 2014: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t17.htm
There are 209 thousand private jobs created and 5 thousand government jobs created.
Where are the private jobs?
Almost all of them–181,000–are in lowly paid private services.
Retail trade with 27,100 jobs, wholesale trade with 8,500 jobs, and transportation and warehousing with 13,300 jobs and 48,900 jobs. With middle class retail stores closing and even dollar stores failing and with consumer income (except for the rich) and credit (except for student loans) shrinking, do you really believe that consumer spending supported almost 50,000 new jobs in October?
Where is the money coming from?
The vast amount of money that the Fed has created has gone into the handful of mega-banks to support the banks. The banks are not buying consumer goods.
The BLS reports that 37,000 new jobs were created in October in professional and business services. Employment services, such as temporary help services, account for 24,000 or 65% of these jobs.
Another old standby is education and health care services, which provided 41,000 new jobs. Health care and social assistance provided 27,200 of these jobs and home health care services provided 7,400 of these jobs. Together lowly paid services provided 84% of the jobs in health care services.
Now we come to the major jobs sector in America: waitresses and bartenders. Waitresses and bartenders are classified under “leisure and hospitality,” which claims 52,000 new jobs in October of which 41,800 or 80 percent are waitresses and bartenders.
If you look at the jobs that the BLS reports the US is creating, they are third world jobs. How is the US “the world’s only superpower” when it cannot create a middle class job.
Amidst the media hype of 214,000 new October jobs, here are some very disturbing facts: In October job cuts rose 68% from the previous month and 12 percent from the previous year. So far there have been 414,591 job eliminations in 2014 with 51,183 of these coming in October.
Where are the job cuts? Retail store closings have produced 38,948 retail job reductions in 2014 with 6,874 of those coming in October. Yet, the BLS reports consistent job growth in retail jobs.
Hewlett Packard cut 5,000 jobs in October, bringing its year’s total to 21,000 lost jobs.
Microsoft eliminated 6,509 jobs in October for a year to date layoff of 55,511, a rise of 92 % from 2013.
In October the electronics industry cut 1,648 jobs, bringing the year to date loss to 18,153.
The telecommunications industry cut 5,217 jobs, bringing the year to date loss to 20,038, an increase of 81% from 2013.
According to Wolf Richter, US job losses in the tech sector have risen 97 % from the previous year. http://wolfstreet.com/2014/11/07/layoffs-explode-in-big-old-american-tech/
My point is: how does consumer demand grow in order to propel the economy when good jobs are replaced by low-paying jobs?
Perhaps one day economists will notice the problem.
Copyright © Paul Craig Roberts 2014
About Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments and his Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 22:50
Did the election last week really mean that much? I took to my Twitter account on Tuesday to point out that the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican actually means very little, despite efforts by politicians and the mainstream media to convince us otherwise. Yes, power shifted, I wrote. But the philosophy on Capitol Hill changed very little. The warfare/welfare state is still alive and well in Washington.
Some were critical of my comment that, “Republican control of the Senate equals expanded neo-con wars in Syria and Iraq. Boots on the ground are coming!”
But unfortunately my fears were confirmed even sooner than I thought. Shortly after the vote, President Obama announced that he would double the number of US troops on the ground in Iraq and request another $5.6 billion to fight his war in the Middle East.
The President also said on Wednesday that he would seek a new authorization for the use of force in Iraq and Syria. He said that a new authorization was needed to reflect, “not just our strategy over the next two or three months, but our strategy going forward.”
That sounds like boots on the ground in an endless war.
Senate Democrats had been competing with Republicans over who would push a more aggressive foreign policy. This may explain their miserable showing on Tuesday: it is likely the honest, antiwar progressives just stayed home on election night. But with the Republican victory bringing to leadership the most hawkish of the neoconservatives like John McCain, the only fight over the President’s request to re-invade Iraq will be Republican demands that he send in even more soldiers and weapons!
Likewise, the incoming Republicans in the Senate have expressed a foolhardy desire to continue resurrecting the Cold War. They demand that Russia be further sanctioned even as the original reason for the sanctions – claims that Russia was behind the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 – has been shown to be false. They want to send weapons to the US-backed government in Ukraine even through it will result in more civilians killed in east Ukraine. Their dangerous Russia policy may even turn the new Cold War into a hot war, which would be catastrophic.
On the domestic front, I do not hold out much hope that the next Congress will give more than lip service to reducing spending. What is more likely is Republicans will support dramatic increases in welfare spending as long warfare spending is increased by an equivalent, or greater, amount. That is what is called “compromise” in Washington.
One positive development from Tuesday is the slightly improved chance for a roll-call vote on “Audit the Fed.” Most of the Senators who are likely to assume leadership roles next year are co-sponsors of the bill. However, special interests that benefit from Fed secrecy are very influential in both parties, so it will be up to the people to continue to pressure Congress for a Senate vote.
Elsewhere, there may also be some rollbacks and reforms of some of the worst parts of ObamaCare, but a full repeal of the bill is unlikely. This is not just because there are still not the votes to override an inevitable veto. The insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies that benefit from ObamaCare are equally influential in both parties and have very deep pockets.
I ended my comments on election night by pointing out that while it may have been an important election, it was not most important ever. Ideas are what really count. And that is where we are winning!
Copyright © 2014 by RonPaul Institute.
Aaron Russo on Council on Foreign Relations (#1 choice)
America: From Freedom to Fascism (#2 choice)
Codex Alimentarius (food control)
Control Room (Al Jazeera)
Corporation, The (corporate dominance)
Creature from Jekyll Island (how the Fed was born)
Economic Hit Man (countries lose to U.S.)
Energy Non Crisis (oil)
Fabled Enemies (9/11)
Fiat Empire (paper money system)
Fires of Faith (fight for Bible)
Friedman on Hayek (govt economic policies)
Hacking Democracy (voter fraud)
Hidden Agenda for World Government, The (tax-exempt foundations)
Iraq for Sale (war profiteering)
Kill the Messenger (9/11 security lapses)
Life & Debt Debt spiral of 3rd world countries
Money as Debt (monetary system)
Money Masters, The (U.S. & world monetary system)
Monsanto: Controlling Our Food (Frankenstein food)
Nation's Deathbed, The (U.S. merger with Canada & Mexico)
Orwell Rolls in Grave (mainstream media distortions & omissions)
Sweet Misery (aspartame)
Terrorstorm (attacks with falsified origins)
TrueWorldHistory.info (documentary collection)
Truth Game, The (nuke propaganda)
US Govt & Media Bias toward Israel (AIPAC influence)
USS Liberty (Israel attacks U.S. ship)
Zeitgeist (Orwellian America)