Posts Tagged ‘Obama’
US Coup?

A brilliantly put post:

It’s Time for Americans to Admit That We’ve Had a Coup d’etat states: “During my professional life it was Soviet Russia that persecuted truth tellers, while America gave them asylum and tried to protect them. Today it is Washington that persecutes those who speak the truth, and it is Russia that protects them.

The American public has not, this time, fallen for Washington’s lie that Snowden is a traitor. The polls show that a majority of Americans see Snowden as a whistleblower.

It is not the US that is damaged by Snowden’s revelations. It is the criminal elements in the US government that have pulled off a coup against democracy, the Constitution, and the American people who are damaged. It is the criminals who have seized power, not the American people, who are demanding Snowden’s scalp” Read the whole post.

The majority are not parroting the official party line that “Snowden is a traitor”. Can’t have that: “the United States government just got the green-light to use propaganda made for foreign audiences on the American public”.

After all, if we can’t fix public opinion we may have to to fix an election:

 Romney Got No Votes in 59 Philadelphia Voting Districts: “And the unofficial vote tallies have President Barack Obama beating the former Massachusetts governor by a combined vote of 19,605 to 0, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports”.

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In 37 Chicago Precincts, Romney Received, No Votes. From the comments: In critical swing states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois there are a lot of precincts in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago which reported 100% of their votes cast for Obama. These add up to many 10’s of thousands of votes for Obama and 0 for Romney. I repeat, 0 for Romney. I have read a number of articles about this and people knowlegable in Political Science and Statistics are starting to take notice of this.Statistically, even if among 10’s of thousands of voters all wanted to vote fo Obama, it would not be possible to receive 100% of the vote because at least a few would make a mistake and vote incorrectly for Romney. Not to mention the fact that a least a few of those 10’s of thousands might actually disagree with Obama. These types of election returns are only seen in countries run by dictators. I do not understand why this is not getting more attention.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

 

 
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NSA surveillance, wiretapping and its impact on culture and country

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of the citizens in a democracy” Montesquieu

  • Change
      • Remember way back when Janet Napolitano and DHS listed conservatives, pro-lifers, ex vets, Christians as potential terrorists. Did that enable NSA to target and scrutinize the phone and computer data of people associated with those groups? Is a great question, inspired by a great post:

Obama represents the counterculture of the 1960s. The part that hated the culture and the institutions of the country. They are the ones who spit on Viet Nam vets as they came home, and chanted “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Min, the Viet Cong are going to win” as they rioted for a communist victory in Viet Nam.

They didn’t like America. And they went on a long march through the institutions they own today: academia, the media, the press, the “permanent” government.

Pushing back, the rest of the country became more reflexively more pro-country. But that is changing thanks to the Obama administration. Now that the hard core cadres of the Left have captured the Presidency, the patriotism of the Country Class may be turning…. love is reciprocated with hate, there is a reaction…..

My admiration for law enforcement, for the military, for teachers, for trust in the basic justice of the government is disappearing. I may soon end up as part of the NEW American counterculture. After all, if the country under Obama represent the dominant culture, then those of us who were once patriots will now become what they once were.

On Reality, America and the world today

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Frederic Bastiat

 
On the mend?

It’s not just Obama’s legacy being created now. It’s that of the whole Keynesian economic edifice. We’ve always said the bailout’s not only would not work, but could not work. Sure it can kick the can down the road, postponing the inevitable adjustment at the cost of making it worse. But real consumption can only be paid for through real production. It’s production that creates wealth to enable consumption and investment. The only way to sustainably boost the economy is create an environment favorable to production.

Governments giving more money to poor people will provide a sugar hit, but at the cost of distorting price signals. This in turn results in inappropriate investment decisions. Ultimately it undermines the economy. Sure there may be isolated incidents of successful engorgement investment. Of government guided economic development. Singapore comes to mind.  But not all countries will be blessed with a Lee Kuan Yew rather than a Kim Jong-il. Even Singapore may not always be guided by enlightened hands.

History is more akin to a marathon than a sprint. Blair’s “Cool Britannia” burst of government led growth will leave a long and toxic legacy. Many will rue the day they elected a Labour administration. That’s if the politically correct media are not able to assign blame elsewhere. But back to Obama. How’s the United States performing:

Only 54% Of Young Adults In America Have A Job:   Young adults (18-24) in the US, the employment rate is just barely above half, or 54%, which just happens to be the lowest in 64 years, and 7% worse than when Obama took office promising a whole lot of change 3 years ago… of all age groups, this is the one that has actually seen its wages drop the most under the Obama administration.

It’s OK. They are just kids. Hungry kids:

Growing Number Of Americans Can’t Afford Food, Study Finds: About 18.6 percent of people — almost one out of every five — told Gallup pollsters that they couldn’t always afford to feed everyone in their family in 2011.

The evidence is clear. Bailouts might enrich vested interests, but it is not good for society more widely:

America has lost almost a decade of progress to the financial crisis: Just six of the 34 “advanced” economies categorised by the IMF have GDP per person higher in 2011 than in 2007. Notable among them are Germany and Australia.

Rank injustice, with people going backwards and the youth largely unemployed. That will do wonderful things for social stability.