January 18, 2010

Maude on National Healthcare

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Let me get this straight......we're going to pass a health care plan 

written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it,

...passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it,

...to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes,

...with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be

...overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, 

…and financed by a country that's nearly broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

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MI Senator Bishop: No Tax Hike in 2011 Budget; Polls: Bishop Strongest Candidate

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In This Update:
Bishop: No Tax Hike in 2011 Budget
Polls: Bishop Strongest Candidate
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In the January 13 edition of MIRS, Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop commented on the Senate Republicans' commitment to stand up against any attempts to raise taxes during the 2011 budget process.

During the 2010 budget process, the MI Senate GOP was the firewall that prevented $1.1 billion in tax increase attempts by Governor Granholm and House Democrats. Below, we've included some of the highlights of the article:

Senate Majority Leader Mike BISHOP (R-Rochester) today said that his caucus won't be backing a tax hike in the crafting of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget, although he expects Gov. Jennifer GRANHOLM to push for one.

That's the position the Senate GOP took and stuck with for FY 2010, but it's the first time Bishop has reiterated it since the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) Monday pegged the FY '11 hole at least $1.7 billion (See "At Least $1.725B Hole For FY '11," 1/11/10).

"I expect the Governor will put a tax increase on the table," Bishop told reporters after session. "But we'll put a viable solution on the table, as well."

Bishop's solution will include a number of government reforms Senate Republicans will pop next week. MIRS has learned there will be education reforms, including finding efficiencies with Intermediate School Districts and local government reforms aimed at making consolidation and service sharing easier.

-Credit: "Bishop: No Tax Hike for '11," MIRS, January 13, 2010

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Two polls conducted in late 2009 both showed Senator Mike Bishop as the strongest GOP candidate for Attorney General.

The first poll, from September 2009, matched up both GOP candidates against Gretchen Whitmer, the likely Democratic nominee. In that poll, the results were:



The second poll, conducted in November 2009, also indicated that Bishop was the clear frontrunner with likely GOP voters. In that poll, Bishop led Schuette by 12 points, with the following results:


Other highlights of the November poll:

  • Bishop leads with almost all age groups
  • Bishop has a 24% lead with voters under 50 years old and with voters over the age of 70.
  • Bishop's lead with 60-69 year olds is 9%
  • Bishop has a 20% lead with men and a 5% lead with women.
  • Bishop leads by 10% with Election Day voters and by 20% with absentee voters.

"The final decision as to who Republicans will nominate for attorney general will be made at the August 2010 Republican convention, but regular GOP voters seem to like Mike Bishop more than Bill Schuette at this point in the campaign," said Steve Mitchell, who conducted the poll.

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In the January 13 edition of MIRS, Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop commented on the Senate Republicans' commitment to stand up against any attempts to raise taxes during the 2011 budget process.

Less choice, more murder -- by Star Parker


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Dear Friend of CURE,

Here's Star Parker's weekly column. Hope you can take the time to read it.

Less choice, more murder

Democrats are pushing us in a perverse direction -- they want to deny our personal freedoms while expanding our capability to murder our unborn children

A note from Star Parker
Star Parker, founder and president of CURE
Again, this January 22, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will converge on Washington for the March for Life. The March has taken place every year since 1974 to protest the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion.

Good news for pro-lifers is that 2009 showed evidence of turnaround in national sentiment toward tolerance for abortion. Two Gallup polls, one done in May and one done in August, showed higher percentages identifying as "pro-life" than "pro-choice." The opposite had been true in all previous years since Gallup first started doing this survey in 1995.

But the bad news is that another year has gone by as our nation allowed more than a million innocent unborn children to be brutally murdered -- some fifty million since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

It somehow doesn't compute that we are horrified watching the bloodbath that has occurred in Haiti, the result of the cold, inscrutable hand of nature. Yet we are willing to tolerate the ongoing holocaust that takes place in our own country -- a holocaust perpetrated by conscious human choice.

When I wrote about this last year, President Obama was only a few days past his inauguration. He declined the invitation of March for Lifers to address them, an invitation which his predecessor accepted each year.

He only issued a statement noting the Roe v. Wade decision, saying: "... We are reminded that this decision not only protects women's health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters."

So, let's not for a minute lose perspective that this President sees abortion as health care.

And let's appreciate the irony that under this President's leadership, we are close to enacting health care legislation that will "intrude on our most private family matters" perhaps more than any legislation in this nation's history. Every American family, and every unmarried American, will be forced to purchase a government designed health insurance policy or pay a fine or go to jail.

Constitutional scholars and state attorney generals nationwide are lining up challenging the constitutionality of this legislation.

Meanwhile, as Mr. Obama and his Democrat cohorts on Capitol Hill -- alleged champions of "choice" -- engineer this massive government intrusion on how every American chooses to conduct his or her private affairs, they have pushed open the door for federal dollars to pay for abortion.

As Dr. Jane Orient, a physician in private practice, and also the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons writes: "The bills passed by the House and the Senate eliminate a vast array of choices that many Americans prefer, such as low-cost insurance. But the most precious choice they destroy is the right to choose life: the right to choose not to support abortion in any way. Not financially, with taxes or premiums. And not by providing hands, facilities, referrals, prescriptions, or permission to perform or enable this "procedure."

Democrats are pushing us in a perverse direction. They want to deny our personal freedoms while expanding our capability to murder our unborn children.

When Barack Obama read his Roe v. Wade declaration last January, his approval ratings stood at 70 percent. Today they are barely 50 percent. A new CNN poll shows 48 percent saying that Obama's first year was a failure, 47 percent saying it was a success.

Obama is presiding over a deeply divided nation. As Lincoln said, "A House divided against itself cannot stand."

Americans have choices to make.

On this week of the March for Life, let's recall the words of Deuteronomy: ".....I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live."

Have you read these other articles by Star Parker yet?

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Fw: OFF SHORE DRILLING IN BRAZIL funded by Obama EXecutive order for 2 Billion 2 private Company

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 Off shore drilling in Brazil


 Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 16:05:27 +0000
Subject: Off shore drilling in Brazil

 Obama underwrites off shore oil drilling in BRAZIL .

 This is a perfect example why I refrain from watching the news on ABC, NBC, CBS, or MSNBC.

Today on a segment of the "Glen Beck Show" on FOX (Fox Cable News) was the following: 

"Today, even though President Obama is against off shore drilling for our country, he signed an executive order to loan 2 Billion of our taxpayers dollars to a Brazilian Oil Exploration Company (which is the 8th largest company in the entire world) to drill for oil off the coast of Brazil ! The oil that comes from this operation is for the sole purpose and use of  China  and NOT THE  USA  ! Now here's the real clincher...the Chinese government is under contract to purchase all the oil that this oil field will produce, which is hundreds of millions of barrels of oil".

We have absolutely no gain from this transaction whatsoever! 

Wait, it gets more interesting.

Guess who is the largest individual  stockholder of this Brazilian Oil Company and who would benefit most  from this? It is American BILLIONAIRE, George Soros, who  was one of President Obama's most generous financial supporter during his campaign.

If you are able to connect the dots and follow the money, you are probably as upset as I am. Not a word of this transaction was broadcast on any of the other news networks! 

Forward this factual e-mail to others who care about this country and  where it is going. Also, let all of your Government representatives know how you feel about this.

 Below is the Wall street Journal article to confirm this. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574346610120524166.html





@HoekstraforGov ,Bob connecting Dots or no?: Intelligence Ties to The Underwear Bomber

Intelligence Ties to The Underwear Bomber

January 18, 2010 by Bob Livingston 

Intelligence Ties to The Underwear Bomber

Could the Christmas day bomb attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 have been a false flag set up by various intelligence agencies with the goal of tightening the grip of governments on its people while enriching a few well-connected individuals and corporations?

That idea—seemingly incomprehensible at first glance—gains credence the more one looks to connect a few dots.

There remain many unanswered questions about just what happened in the months, days and hours leading up to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to detonate the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN)—which he had concealed in his underwear—as the flight descended on Detroit.

President Obama, in a news conference on Jan. 7, said a "systemic" failure allowed Abdulmutallab to board a plane at the Amsterdam Schiphol airport carrying the explosives. But was it a failure, or was it an orchestrated event?

As we documented here it's being reported that Abdulmutallab used cash to buy a one-way ticket to the United States at the last minute while carrying no luggage and being on a terrorist watch list. Incredibly, his father had communicated to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria in November that Abdulmutallab had been radicalized and may be planning a terrorist attack.

At least one witness—passenger Kurt Haskell—claimed that a well-dressed Indian man had escorted Abdulmutallab to the ticket counter and told a ticket agent that Abdulmutallab didn't have a passport but needed to get on the plane. Haskell's story has since been corroborated by another passenger who has asked not to be identified, according to a blog posted by Haskell's wife, Lori. Dutch authorities deny this but refuse to release surveillance video of the airport terminal.

Haskell has also said another Indian man was arrested after the flight landed. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) disputes Haskell's version of the story. However, the FBI has orchestrated a cover-up by giving at least four different accounts of what happened once the plane was on the ground.

But there is much more to the story, and it starts a little more than two years ago.

In November 2007, under orders from President George W. Bush, two Guantanamo Bay prisoners were released to Saudi Arabia. From there they went to Yemen where they joined with the top leader of al-Qaida in Yemen and went to work.

As CBS News has reported, in August 2009 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) picked up information on a person of interest dubbed "The Nigerian." He was said to have met with "terrorist elements" in Yemen. The Nigerian has turned out to be Abdulmutallab. But that connection was not made when Abdulmutallab's father went to the U.S. Embassy on Nov. 19. There are also reports out of the United Kingdom that MI5 had warned the CIA about him in 2008 as well.

Despite Abdulmutallab's father's disclosure to U.S. authorities, Abdulmutallab's visa was not revoked nor was his name placed on a no-fly list. That an oversight like this could occur by accident, without the knowledge of the CIA and U.S. State Department, is not believable.

As Gordon Duff reports in Veterans Today, groups claiming to be al-Qaida in Yemen say the Detroit attack was in retaliation for U.S. cruise missile attacks on bases in Yemen. According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the al-Qaida terrorists released from Guantanamo by Bush are really Israeli intelligence agents. This was stated by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh when he announced the arrest of a group of alleged Islamist militants. He did not say what evidence pointed toward a link with Israel.

Duff told AmericanFreePress.net (AFP) that there is no al-Qaida in Yemen. "George Bush released a couple of phony operatives from Guantanamo, and after travelling to the Middle East, they hooked up with [the Israeli intelligence agency] Mossad. The only reason Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez released them is because they're assets," Duff told AFP.

And, as Duff reports, Abdulmutallab's father also has ties to Mossad, as well as the CIA station chief and U.S. Ambassador in Nigeria. Named Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab, he is one of the richest men in the world and recently retired as chairman of Nigeria's First Bank. He also serves on the board of a number of Nigerian corporations and runs the nation's national arms industry in partnership with Mossad.

Israeli intelligence officers have been training Nigerian security forces for some time, according to an article in Nigeria's Daily Trust newspaper. Reports show that Mossad trains the military, sells weapons, runs the airports and wields power over Defense Industries Corporation (DICON) in Nigeria, according to AFP.

In an interview with AFP, Duff said he's not surprised that a man of Indian descent has been tied in with the Abdulmtullab's bombing attempt. Israel and India are close business partners, especially via their military contracts. He also said the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) works hand-in-hand with Israel.

As investigative journalist Wayne Madsen wrote in a recent copyrighted Wayne Madsen Report (WMR), Asian intelligence believes the Indian man who helped Abdulmtullab through security was a RAW agent who used his influence to convince airline and airport security personnel that Abdulmtullab was a bona fide Sudanese refuge.

WMR reports that the security company that cleared Abdulmtullab in Schiphol is the Israeli-owned International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS). Many of ICTS's officers are former Israeli intelligence agents. The online version of Israel's Haaretz newspaper, Haaretz.com, reports the failure of ICTS, saying: "Even if U.S. intelligence failed and the name of the Nigerian passenger was not pinpointed as a suspect for the airline, he should have stirred the suspicion of the security officers. His age, name, illogical travel route, high-priced ticket purchased as the last minute, his boarding without luggage (only a carry-on) and many other signs should have been sufficient to alert security officers and warrant further examination of the suspect. However, the security supervisor… allowed him to get on the flight."

It's not the first time ITCS has failed. The firm also cleared attempted shoe bomber Richard Reid for a Miami-bound American Airlines flight from Paris in December 2001. And, on Sept. 11, 2001, ITCS handled security at Boston Logan Airport, Newark Airport and Dulles Airport, the three airports from which the ill-fated 9/11 planes took off. ITCS also handled security at the London transportation system when the July 7, 2005, bombing took place there.

There is another common link between Reid and Abdulmtullab: the explosive PETN. That's what Reid had in his shoes that he tried to set off before being subdued by other passengers.

But Duff told AFP that the explosives Abdulmtullab had on him "couldn't have blown up his own seat. Even if full power, it wouldn't have worked."

PETN is commonly used with blasting caps to set it off. The chemical concoction used by Abdulmtullab only caused a small fire.

So, to close the circle, who stands to gain?

First, every attempted terrorist act is met by a call for tighter security and better screening. Now the cry for full body scanners is getting louder. And who is making the most noise on these? People in Congress and those who are in a position to influence the sale of the machines. Some of them are:

  • Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff lobbies for Rapiscan Systems, one of the leading manufacturers of the scanners. Chertoff's department purchased five of the scanners in 2005. He hit the news talk shows within hours of the attempted bombing.
  • Another manufacturer is American Science and Engineering. It is represented by former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deputy administrator Tony Blank, who also once worked for House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Also lobbying for the firm is Chad Wolf, former assistant administrator for policy at TSA and a former aid to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), who is the ranking Republican on the transportation committee.
  • Smiths Detection, another screening manufacturer, employs the lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates. Working for them is Kevin Patrick Kelly, a former top staffer to Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who sits on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. Former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley (R-Md.) also works for Smiths.
  • L-3 Systems is represented by former Sen. Al D'Amato (R-N.Y.), and is said to have developed one of the most sophisticated systems available.

But that's not all. It just so happens that some provisions of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 are due to expire at the end of the year and President Obama wants them to continue. These provisions are a boon to intelligence-gathering agencies.

They are:

  • The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court which grants the government "roving wiretaps" without identifying the target.
  • The FISA court's ability to grant warrants for "business records," from banking to library to medical records.
  • The so-called "lone wolf" provision, enacted in 2004, that allows the FISA court to issue warrants for electronic monitoring of an individual even without showing that the person is an agent of a foreign power or a suspected terrorist.

What better way to convince a skeptical Congress and public that an unconstitutional intrusion on liberty should be continued than through a failed terrorist attempt?
And finally, the military-industrial complexes of the U.S. and Israel stand to gain, as do the Bush conservatives (also called neocons), all of whom are pushing for a ramping up of military activities in Yemen. Plus, neocons like Gingrich—and most conservatives for that matter—have used the attempted bombing to bludgeon Obama as being soft on terror.

Remember, government loves a crisis. Crises allows government to push through things it could never accomplish without the people being in a state of fear and urgency.

Unfortunately, it seems the traveling public is going to stand passively by and allow their governments to squeeze them even more and use them to make pornographic photos, all in the name of a false sense of security.

(Editor's note: My original plan for this article was to write on the dangers presented to the travelling public by the full body scanners. Sadly it seems now that their use in all airports is a foregone conclusion. However, my research led me off on this tangent, and the more I dug the more I uncovered. I realize that the vast majority of the public is not ready or willing to believe that agencies for their government could be so diabolical as to intentionally place people's lives in jeopardy for profit or control. But I've sourced the information well enough that if you care to examine the evidence for yourself, you can. I suggest you do that before dismissing this out of hand. Next Monday I will write on the dangers inherent in the scanners themselves. But don't be surprised if more on the bombing—and those who could be behind it—follows.)

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Bob Livingston is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter for 39 years. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

St Dist#55 Temperance Town Hall Forum~"MI Tax Reform Town Hall" - Attend, Speak Up For The FairTax!


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Atten:  FairTaxers in
55th MI House District & surrounds

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January 18, 2010
Dear R George,  

Thursday evening, a public forum will be held for residents in, and around, Michigan's 55th House District.

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Speak Up for the MI FairTax - Temperance Town Hall Forum!

This Thursday - Jan. 21, 2010  (6:30 p - 9:00 p)
Learn and Spread The Word!

"Reforming the Michigan Tax Structure:
Putting Michigan Back to Work."

Monroe County Library, Bedford Branch (Community Room) (map)
8575 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182  (734) 847-6747

This is a public forum. Options to be discussed include,
  • "holding the line,"
  • a $6.5 Billion tax increase, some selected tax increases,
  • and the proposed Michigan FairTax.
The tax structure is greatly in need of a total revamping, but the Legislature has kicked the can down the road year-after-year with short term "fixes." This discussion dialogue forum will give citizens of MI's 55th Congressional District the chance to express their opinions about what approach to tax reform makes the most sense.

Rick Olson, Moderator, is running for State Representative in the 55th District. To RSVP and get more information, contact:

Rick Olson  olson48176@comcast.net  (734) 944-0794
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Dennis Grysen  grysen56@yahoo.com  (734) 385-6781

Opinions expressed by forum presenters may not necessarily represent the views of the Wastenaw County GOP Executive Committee, hosting this event.  MFTA seeks to educate the public about the non-partisan Michigan FairTax plan (pdf) and the benefits of taxing consumption instead of income.  The progressive Michigan FairTax will untax all family spending to the poverty level, then increase - as an effective rate - as retail spending increases thereabove.  When enacted, it will remove business taxes and compliance costs from retail prices, and will make Michigan THE growth destination in America for business, jobs, and families. 
MI FairTaxers in District 55, and surrounds, are encouraged to attend this Town Hall Forum with a neighbor, and help educate fellow citizens on aspects of the MI FairTax as they relate to the Town Hall discussion, and questions raised by members of the audience.

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Michigan is in deep economic trouble.  And an economic recovery gets more difficult with every family and business that leaves our state. (Hundreds of thousands have already left, over the last eight years, and the exodus continues).

You've been reading about various plans to revise the MBT, an income tax on business, in an attempt to draw businesses - and jobs! - back to Michigan. What is not generally revealed is that taxing the income and payrolls of business, at all, is a hidden tax to you and me in higher prices! That's right, we are paying for business's tax costs when we purchase goods and services produced here.

There is only one plan that scraps the MBT, three other business taxes, and the personal income tax entirely!

The Michigan FairTax.

This is a citizen-initiated plan designed to stop punishing productivity (such as when a business hires new workers, or adds new equipment, or when we, as individuals, work longer hours) and rewards savings (by not taxing income on savings and investments).

As well as providing the solution to Michigan's current economic "perfect storm," enacting a consumption-based tax system means NO more income tax returns under threat of audit, interest, and penalty. Additionally, MI FairTax ends government "taking theirs first" through wage tax withholding.

Instead, the state will send every legal resident family a monthly check, or electronic funds transfer, equal to 9.75% x monthly poverty-level dollar amount (based on family size) to un-tax basic necessities. Thus, no one will even start paying a MI FairTax until purchases exceed basic necessities.

And it does all of this-- without a tax code, without politicans determining who gets what, and without lobbyists tilting the advantage to wealthy corporations or politically-powerful special interests. With no income tax code to game, half the lobbyists in Lansing will need to look for new work!
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