Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Incredible Shrinking Acceptance Speech [....cloudy, with a strong chance of empty seats]

The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5, 2012 | Mark Hemingway

Charlotte It's been raining every afternoon here during the Democratic convention, but from talking to the locals here, short afternoon showers are pretty common this time of year. One imagines that way back when Democrats booked the 74,000 seat Bank of America stadium for Obama's acceptance speech, someone did the due diligence to inquire what the weather might be like in Charlotte this time of year. The possibility of rain must have been considered.
So when the Obama campaign announced today that they were moving the President's acceptance speech from the outdoor stadium to the indoor 20,000 seat Time Warner Cable Arena, there are good reasons to be doubtful that this is happening because the forecast is a 30 percent chance of rain.
"We have decided to move Thursday's proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests," says Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Steve Kerrigan in a press release. "The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the dissappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the president in person."
But if the Democratic energy and enthusiasm is "overwhelming," why did Democrats already cancel a convention kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which seats a whopping 135,000 people. Again, the official reason for canceling the event at the speedway was to "maximize accessibility, transportation, and proximity of all guests." But it's a safe bet the bad optics of holding an event in a vast stadium that Democrats had little to no chance of filling, must have also weighed heavily on convention organizers's minds.
Another clue that Democrats aren't willing to come out and admit the real reason for downsizing Obama's acceptance speech is that they keep insisting that Bank of America stadium's seating capacity is 65,000 rather than the 74,000 it seats for NFL games. "The way the stadium is constructed, its capacity is 74,000 for football,” said Obama communications director Brent Colburn yesterday. “Our capacity is going to be lower on Thursday night because of staging, place for media, security, so we’re looking at approximately 65,000. We expect 65,000 to show up.”
The trouble with this claim that this is the exact opposite of what happened when Obama accepted the nomination at Invesco Field Denver in 2008. "Invesco’s seating capacity was 76,125 in 2008, according to the Denver Broncos media guide for that year. But when Obama spoke there, DNC organizers estimated that he drew over 84,000. At the time, they were able to actually increase capacity by opening up the field to seating," observes The Washington Examiner's Phil Klein.
This also raises another interesting question: How many tickets did the Obama campaign give out? Several eyebrows were raised when it appeared in the weeks leading up to the convention Democrats were basically trolling through bars and other public places in an attempt to give tickets away. While it's hard to say how many tickets were given away, how many people made travel plans to come to Charlotte for the speech and are now about to be turned away?
Finally, it's already been well documented that 2012 Obama campaign is very sensitive about living up to the crowd sizes of the 2008 campaign. When Obama launched his campaign kick-off event at Ohio State University, he found himself looking out from the lectern and staring out at 4,000 empty seats. Democratic officials tried to shrug it off by pointing to Mitt Romney's relative inability to draw crowds, but Obamaland did not take the failure to fill seats on a large college campus very well.
"But for a campaign struggling to recapture it's fire the empty seats at Obama's announcement added up to a serious downer," writes Politico reporter Glenn Thrush in his e-book, "Obama's Last Stand." Thrush quotes one of the organizers of the OSU event, "It was a stark reminder of how different a year it was going to be."
If the inability to fill seats at the event at Ohio State was a "stark reminder," what must the Obama campaign be thinking about this colossal failure to fill the stadium in Charlotte?

More Ass!

Git along little Doggies!

Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dan Miller

It's your misfortune and none of my own. I wish. 
Here is the YouTube link]

"Doggies," of course, refers to young cows destined to be fattened, eventually to be slaughtered and served for our dining pleasure.

I was reminded of a poem by W. H. Auden this morning when it was noted in a comment at a PJ Tatler article. The article deals with the self-revelatory "We all belong to Government" video proudly shown yesterday at the DNC and which the National Committee later attempted, kinda sorta, to disavow. Perhaps I was wrong and so were others in thinking that the Government belongs to us. That must be a passe notion; in today's modern society, it must be the other way around; all praise be unto Obama in the Highest.

According to the author of the Tatler article, most of the people interviewed agreed that they "belong" to the Government. Belonging provides a pleasantly warm and fuzzy feeling. "Belonging" in the sense of being "owned by" the Government was seen as O.K. Here are some quotes:

Interviewer: “The only thing we all belong to is the government. How does that make you feel? Democrat #1: “We all do belong to the government, if you’re a US citizen.” Democrat #2: “I think regardless of where you grow up, or regardless of where you live, you’re gonna be owned by someone at some point. So — I think the American government so far has been a fair government and I don’t necessarily hate that I’m owned by them at this point.
Democrat #3: “Who knows? I haven’t never had a other feeling, so I can’t tell you how it feels not to belong to the government.
Interviewer: “We don’t all necessarily belong to the same religion but we all belong to the government.” Democrat #4: “I absolutely agree with that.” Interviewer: “Yeah? That we all belong to the government?” Democrat #4: “Yeah.” Interviewer: “How does that make you feel. Are you excited by that?” Democrat #4: “Yeah!
Interviewer: “How does it feel to belong to the government?” Democrat #5: “It feels like one big happy family to belong to the government because if we feel that way, we’re more safer, we feel the government should be able to help us, and be able to take care of us.”
Democrat #6: “It feels great. Sincere.”
Here is Auden's poem:
(To JS/07 M 378
This Marble Monument Is Erected by the State)
He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
One against whom there was no official complaint,
And all the reports on his conduct agree
That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a saint,
For in everything he did he served the Greater Community.
Except for the War till the day he retired
He worked in a factory and never got fired,
But satisfied his employers, Fudge Motors Inc.
Yet he wasn't a scab or odd in his views,
For his Union reports that he paid his dues,
(Our report on his Union shows it was sound)
And our Social Psychology workers found
That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink.
The Press are convinced that he bought a paper every day
And that his reactions to advertisements were normal in every way.
Policies taken out in his name prove that he was fully insured,
And his Health-card shows he was once in hospital but left it cured.
Both Producers Research and High-Grade Living declare
He was fully sensible to the advantages of the Instalment Plan
And had everything necessary to the Modern Man,
A phonograph, a radio, a car and a frigidaire.
Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
When there was peace, he was for peace: when there was war, he went.
He was married and added five children to the population,
Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his generation.
And our teachers report that he never interfered with their education.
Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.
Does the Unknown Citizen resemble anyone you might know? Democrats? Republicans? Dogies? Eloi? Oh, never mind. Let's just eat our governmentally approved food, drink our governmentally approved beverages in governmentally approved quantities, think our governmentally approved thoughts and refrain from such offensive and politically incorrect expressions as "hold the fort." Our Government will will be pleased with us and we will feel that we belong. We will be just fine. Trust the Government!

Subprime Auto Lending Is Bigger Today Than It Was At The Peak Of The Credit Bubble

 TBI ^ | 9-5-2012 | Mamta Badkar

ROSENBERG: Subprime Auto Lending Is Bigger Today Than It Was At The Peak Of The Credit Bubble
Mamta Badkar

There was much celebration yesterday as August auto sales reached their highest level since 2009, when the government sponsored Cash-for-Clunkers program expired.
Preliminary data showed that total vehicle sales reached 14.5 million unit rate annualized, up 16 percent from a year ago.
While this was certainly prompted by pent-up demand, Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg writes that the 14.5 number is still below trend, and also up because lending to subprime consumers is rising (emphasis ours):
"Let's put 14.5 million into some sort of perspective. In December 2007, the first month of the Great Recession, sales ran at a 16 million unit rate! From September 1998 through to March 2008 – a 10-year time frame that spanned the winding down of Long Term Capital Management to the demise of Bear Stearns – not one month did we see a number anywhere as low as 14.5 million (in fact, not one month was below 15 million).
While there may well be some pent-up demand (the average age of the existing fleet is more than 11 years old and it turns out to be a solid model year lineup in 2012), a primary reason why auto sales are surprising to the upside is because lending to consumers with subprime credit records is surging and makes up more than 25 percent of all new car loans – actually exceeding the prior peak bubble levels in 2007."

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Weak Productivity Is Another Bane of Recovery

Wall Street Journal ^ | September 5, 2012 | By Kathleen Madigan

An upward revision in second-quarter productivity can’t mask a disturbing trend in this recovery: Output per hour worked is growing below its potential and creating a drag on profits, incomes, living standards, and tax receipts.

On Wednesday the Labor Department said output per hour worked in the nonfarm business sector grew at an annual rate of 2.2% from the 1.6% reported a month ago.

But when compared with year-ago levels, second-quarter growth was just 1.2% — the same muddling-along pace of the previous six quarters. That’s a far cry from the 3%-plus rate of the 1990s and early 2000s when businesses were reaping the benefits of the Internet and technology innovation.

Erik Johnson, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, says it is “unlikely” that businesses will be able to generate even a modest gain in output without a pickup in hiring. As a result, he says, “productivity growth may decline over the next few quarters as the labor market regains steam.”

IHS Global Insight forecasts productivity will grow below 1% for all of 2012, and Mr. Johnson says, “It will be years, however, before productivity growth returns to its long-term trend rate of 2%.”
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U.S. funds Fortune 500 high-tech ‘mission’ to Vietnam

Patriot Update ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | Steve Peacock

Potential opportunities in Vietnam for U.S. information and communications technology (ICT) companies are plentiful—and yet the Obama administration will force U.S. taxpayers to shoulder the burden of exploring those possibilities on behalf of that thriving industry, which comprises several Fortune 500 companies.

Indeed, a Patriot Update review of recent federal contracting records shows how one particular federal entity, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), taps into the Treasury to fund exploratory missions for the ICT sector and a multitude of other industries...
USTDA is pursuing this endeavor despite explicitly acknowledging in that same planning document that U.S. technology behemoths such as HP, IBM, Oracle and Cisco already have “an active presence in Vietnam.”
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'They built that': Bill Clinton blames $16 trillion national debt on Republicans

 mail online ^ | 9/5/2012 | By Toby Harnden

Bill Clinton claimed Republicans were responsible for America's $16 trillion national debt on Tuesday night - opening up debate on a subject President Barack Obama has done his best to avoid.

Addressing the Arkansas delegation before his prime-time convention speech tonight, the former US president drew attention to the giant national debt clock that Republicans had at their convention.

He asked: ‘You see that debt clock?’ A man in the audience shouted back: ‘They built it!’ Clinton responded, to loud cheers: ‘Yeah, they built it. They built it.’

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Solar energy company missed state payments over Iron Range plant!

pioneer press ^ | 9-5-12 | Leslie Brooks Suzukamo

The solar energy systems manufacturer has missed the first two payments of a $1.5 million state loan to build a factory on the Iron Range last year, but state and company officials say they're optimistic the business can still thrive if a state rebate program are extended. Silicon Energy failed to make $80,000 in schedule quarterly payments earlier this year, and it has reduced its workforce at its Mountain Iron, Minn., assembly plant from 15 employees to 11, Tony Sertich, commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, said Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Silicon Energy, based in Washington State, has made less than half its projected first year revenue of $6 million to $8 million and is going to negotiate a new payment schedule with the state agency, CEO Gary Shaver said Wednesday.

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Obama "Dead Pool"

Nachumlist ^ | 9/5/12 | Nachum

Deaths connected to the Obama White House
Donald A. Perry: Chick-fil-A’s public relations director dead of heart attack : Is Rahm Emanuel bullying Chick-fil-A over gay marriage? : Emanuel goes after Chick-fil-A for boss’ anti-gay views ; Rahm: Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values ; Rahm backs down: We never said we’d block Chick-fil-A from Chicago, says spokesman
Victoria Windsor: Blogger, researcher into ancestry: .. .reported that.she had "found evidence that the records of Madelyn Payne Dunham and Stanley Armour Dunham had been “tampered with." Cause of death not yet revealed. Said to have died from a "sudden illness".
Eva Rausing: Found dead with no cause of death yet established. Her husband has been suspected as the killer. Rausing's family says she was at Occidental College at the same time as Obama. "Family of tragic Tetra Pak wife Eva Rausing reveal she began dabbling with 'hard drugs' while at the same college as Barack Obama as husband is arrested for murder"... Suspected cause of death from drug overdose.
Alex Okrent: -Apparently found deat at Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago. Witnesses say he collapsed, found dead after. Okrent had long been a staffer back the Obama 2004 U.S. senate campaign, on staff for eight years. Parents immediately say the cause of death was "heart attack", but no autopsy was yet performed. Medical examiner said the cause of death was "inconclusive". Internet recornds have been scrubbed. Twitter account timeline also makes no mention of his work for Obama: Okrent Twitter file (on Twitter). - Speculation as to whether he was a witness to an Obama gay connection: Who Is Dead Obama Staffer Alex Okrent? Youtube video: Who is Dead Obama Staffer Alex Okrent? Part 1 .........-Part 2 ; Autopsy Inconclusive for Obama Campaign Worker Who Collapsed at Chicago Campaign HQ ; Gay opinion piece...-Alex Okrent: Equality is a Moral Equivalent; What Do Colorado Shooter James Holmes And Obama Staffer Alex Okrent Have In Common? digital footprint on the internet
Jaime Zapata - Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent who was murdered in an ambush. Revelation that I.C.E. Report of Investigation on seizure of Fast & Furious weapons in Texas in August 2010 was signed by Zapata. Speculation that he was murdered as part of a coverup the Gunwalker scandal. (Nachumlist Gunrunner-Gate scandal files here)
John McCarthy Roll: - was the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, murdered by the same gunman attacking Gabrielle Giffords. Theory that Roll's prelimiary ruling on "United States of America v. $333,520.00 in United States Currency et al” (Case Number: 4:2010cv00703 Filed: November 30, 2010) was cause for the assassination and that the shooter used the mass shooting as a cover for the government. - Claim: Giffords hit a planned assassination: Judge Roll real target
Andrew Breitbart - Died of a massive heart attack, walking outside late at night, alone, in the dark approximately one week before he was to produce tapes of Obama's extremist activities in college. More speculation: Breitbart: “Wait ‘Til They See What Happens March 1st”, Breitbart’s Footage Shows Obama ‘Palling Around’ With Terrorists..... Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I Spoke with Andrew Breitbart Shortly Before he Died ......An Eyewitness Speaks Out About Andrew Breitbart’s Death Scene... Breitbart’s skin color described as bright red. ... Was Andrew Breitbart assassinated?...More murder speculation: Was Andrew Breitbart Murdered?..........Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure...* Christopher Lasseter, Dissapears.....witness to Breitbart's death vanishes -Follows suspicious demise of member of coroner's team (possibly in hiding to avoid reporters), .... Breitbart witness: He dropped like sack of bricks Describes 'thick white band' around forehead at death
Michael Cormier - respected forensic technician for the Los Angeles County Coroner died under suspicious circumstances at his North Hollywood home April 20, the same day Andrew Breitbart’s cause of death was finally made public. Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death......Conspiracy theorists cry foul after Andrew Breitbart's 'coroner' dies of arsenic poisoning- ....Police Debunk Theories Linking Breitbart, L.A. Coroner Tech Deaths
Steve Bridges Dies At 48 - Impersonator Who Offended 0bama ...Steve Bridges as President Obama - August 2011 ....It appeared that he died of natural causes...: On the Steve Bridges website, they are now calling his death 'an accident"...that the probable cause of death was due to “upper airway anaphylaxis”, caused by a severe allergic reaction.. --- CSI Show: Murder by anaphalaxis?... A real life example of possible murder by anaphalaxis
The deaths of Seal Team Six ...who never would fly an entire company in one helicopter alone.
Robin Copeland, 46, 11/4/2011: former Energy Department official who took part in several significant disarmament programs, died suddenly
Matt Simmons, an investment banker and whistle blower in the British Petroleum oil spill. Died suddenly at home of a heart attack at the age of 67. An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office concludes that Simmons died from accidental drowning "with heart disease as a contributing factor." Speculation of murder: Assassinations by induced heart attack and cancer.
Kam Kuwata - was found dead inside his Venice home after friend — concerned that they had not heard from him for a few days — alerted police. Political consultant in California. Democratic insider. Possibly the Obama consultant referred to in the Ulsterman Report: Alledgedly viewed bizarre drug induced behavior from Obama during the the 2008 campaign.: "The Troubling Timeline".... The Death of a Political Operative – The Troubling Timeline… (UPDATED)
Bill Gwatney, a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a Clinton super delegate at an upcoming convention in Denver and was fatally shot in 2008. Shooter had a post-it note with a mystery phone number. Did Obama Assassinate Clinton delegates? Bill Gwatney and Stephanie Tubbs Jones?
Stephanie Tubbs Jones: found brain dead in 2008. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Cleveland, a super delegate and one of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent black supporters, was found in her car unconscious Also: Did Obama Assassinate Clinton Delegates? Additional: Hollywood Producer Bettina Viviano: Bill Clinton Directly Told Me Barack Obama Not Eligible - ....Caucus death threats (audio)... also reported by Jerome Corsi at WND: Hillary supporter's untold Obama horror stories Allegations of intimidation, manipulation, sudden death
Madelyn Payne Dunham: Obama's grandmother, died 2 days before the general election. Flew up to see her for one hour - alone. No records. Cremated immediately, ashes dispersed.
Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr.- A key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church. Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder
Christopher Kelly -Committed suicide, under pressure to testify against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich
John Wheeler- former presidential and Pentagon aide John Wheeler III was found in a Delaware garbage dump. Wheeler's cell phone discovered - Cause of death released in Wheeler case, blunt force trauma -- Wheeler's cell phone found in a taxi -- His family wants information - John Wheeler was assassinated by a hitman in a targeted killing, his widow has claimed - Who killed Jack Wheeler?
Donald Young -Openly gay friend of Obama's at Murdered at Trinity Church in Chicago-...Key Witness In Obama Passport Fraud Case - Video report: Obama-Donald Young murder (December 24, 2007)..........All 3 Homosexual Members Of Obama’s Trinity Church Murdered Within 6 Weeks.
Larry Bland and Nate Spencer: Two other black members of Trinity Church Murdered at the same time - Report: Mother Of Obama’s Murdered Gay Lover Speaks Up – With Video
BEVERLY ECKERT, Continental Flight Victim, Was 9/11 Widow (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW), was at the White House with Barack Obama, part of a meeting the president had with relatives of those killed in the 2001 attacks
Michael Scott - Although Chicago school board president Michael Scott's death had been ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office, Chicago police characterized the case as a death investigation, and have not concluded that Scott's death was a suicide- was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury looking into the admissions practices of Chicago's elite schools. -also was under scrutiny over Olympics-related real estate dealings.David Koschman, Mudered in a Chicago Rush Street brawl by Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of Mayor Daley and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley- Homicide case involving Daley nephew closed without charges , Witness to Killing Involving Daley Nephew: Deceased Didn't Start It
Ashley Turton, wife of the Obama administration's House of Representatives liaison, Dan Turton, was found dead in a burning car Monday morning, Roll Call and other news outlets are reporting. Fire officials said it appeared the car crashed as it was pulling in or out of the garage behind a rowhouse in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., at about 5 a.m. Neighbors dialed 911 after spotting the fire. The body was discovered after fire crews doused the blaze. The fire also charred part of the garage. Nobody in the house was injured, fire officials said. Ashley Turton worked as a lobbyist for the utility giant Progress Energy, according to Politico. She was a former staffer for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. The Rahm Emanuel Connection to the Deceased Ashley Turton, -- The ATF investigates - Ashley Turton Crashed Under the Influence
Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, Obama's First Dog Trainer Dies At 52. Rumored to be salaried at over $102,000 per year at tax-payer expense
Mama Lois” Anderson, 79, and her 52 year old daughter Zelda White: Two US women aid workers were shot dead in Nairobi in Kenya (2008) were the retired Presbyterian Church missionaries of Pennsylvania (USA), known to thousands of Africans. The suspected killers of the US women, who were travelling in a car with diplomatic license plates, allegedly shot dead by police later. They were well known for their work. There is speculation that they possibly had knowledge of the birth and care for Barack Obama in Kenya and were later murdered to cover the trail. When murdered, the Husband had his full wallet which the thieves/car jacker didn’t take, and there was never a connection made to the said attackers the police later shot dead, but blamed for the double homicide/car jacking. Their church was burned in 2008, possibly to destroy any possible birth records there. Then police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali was later removed from office by Obama supported Kenyan strongman Odinga. All possible witnesses ended up dead, all possible records of the care of infant Obama burned in the church fire, and the public official responsible out of office.
Holiyah Soetoro Sobah, aka Lia Soetoro, Obama’s adopted sister: died under mysterious, sudden, and unusual circumstances just as she was getting ready to be reunited with her childhood companion and adopted brother. She spoke of many specific incidences in the household, where she grew up with "Barry" in Indonesia. She saved many items that Barry used during childhood. She was looking forward to seeing him, because she’d seen him on TV and was told that was “Barry”, her little brother; however, Lia had reservations about it and so was anticipating seeing the scars he had from falling out of the mango tree and the limp she said he walked with. That was not to be because she up and died. Read about it here and watch video of here........PDF document from a web site of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia appears to confirm a relationship between Lia and Barack Hussein Obama. Update On The Sudden Death Of Obama’s Sister Lia Soetoro: Information From The Consulate General Of The Republic Of Indonesia.

Related Murder/Coverups
US Terror-Storm Lurking as Possible False Flag Averted......----Roy Antigua, recently arrested with a plethora of fake ID’s, and disguises, including medical smocks, and other outfits.
Sikh Temple Massacre: Army Vet Wade Michael Page Identified as Wisconsin Temple Shooter, 'Psychological operations specialist'; "White Supremacist" Who Spent Time In Eastern Carolina And Ft. Bragg; Sikh temple shooter who gunned down six was skinhead 'white supremacist' army vet 'with 9/11 tattoo and was part of race hate group' ; Read The Letter Congress Sent To The Attorney General Months Ago Addressing Hate Crimes Against Sikhs ; Conference of Mayors, ...Calls for Stricter Gun Laws Following Sikh Temple Shooting ; FBI Takes Over the Investigation ; India blames the White House for the Wisconsin Massacre ; Obama: America needs "soul searching" on gun violence ; FBI: Sikh temple shooter Wade Page died of self-inflicted gunshot; Obama orders flags at half-staff after Wisconsin shooting
Aurora massacre: several links between James Holmes and U.S. government research (Salk Institute involved in neurologically enhancing soldiers’ abilities on battlefield…connections to DARPA); Holmes Family Has Deep DARPA Connections ; A growing number of alternative media publications are now claiming that an October 2011 photograph of an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protester getting carted off by law enforcement officials in New York is of none other than the Colorado Killer, James Holmes. ; More Signs Point to James E. Holmes As Occupy ‘Black Bloc’ Member-... Plotted to Kill Cops With Firebombs Just Like Black Bloc Chicago; Picture of Holmes arrested in New York Protest
More on the Aurora massacre: Colorado Shooting victims: Was Colorado Shooting Staged By The Government? (video link on YouTube here) New York Times openly admits domestic terror plots masterminded by the FBI; FBI 'entrapment' tactics questioned in web of phony terror plots and paid informants ; FBI intercepts its own terrorist plot against US Capitol, Pentagon ; FBI nabs five mastermind 'geniuses' after teaching them how to blow up a bridge in Cleveland ; New York Times...Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I....-Question: How does an unemployed medical student afford $20,000 in weapons gear? Was there an accomplice? -...Holmes had $26,000 Federal grant for studies.... Colorado theater shooting suspect was neuroscience Ph.D. student: Where does an unemployed, introverted medical school student get the training to deploy sophisticated booby traps, tactical body armor, weapons systems, and more..; Staged just in time for the vote on the UN Small Arms Treaty? Was it part of a deliberate plot like the Fast and Furious Scandal? (see file on Gunrunner-Gate), Obama made sure to visit the victims...-More claims that the shooting was a staged event: Colorado Shooting Patsy Was Under Air Force Psychiatrist's Care ; Real life shooting imitates training exercise at Parker medical school ; Obama orders flags flown at half-staff.
Stephen Ivens FBI special agent : Body Found. Worked in counter terrorism. Is the FBI Investigating Obama? Video: What Really Happened To FBI Special Agent Stephen Ivens ? ; FBI Agent Fleeing Massive Manhunt Warns "They’re All Insane" : Speculation of a 'False Flag' operation such as Operation Northwoods. Shortly before his death: Donald Sachtleben, former FBI agent, arrested on child pornography charges. Note: Two Hikers happened to find Ivens' body, but over 100 FBI agents could not.
Obama restores funding to the brutal government of Indonesia. -...( 2010)...Widow of Murdered Indonesian Human Rights Activist Munir Calls on Indonesia to Hold His Govt. Killers Responsible... Munir fell suddenly ill: Secret Government Squad blamed -"Kopassus"... who has poisoned political dissidents: Obama grew up in Indonesia during the brutal Suharto years
Working Theories....
Sex And Murder In The Land Of Obama?: Unknown gay partner of Obama murdered? Tale of alledged witness
Crossing Obama Can Be Deadly! (...thread at "We the People") Mysterious Deaths Surround Obama!

"SARAH BERKLEY - Author of “The Jihad at the Ballot Box” - a book examining Obama’s relationship with radical Islam. Died in a mysterious car crash in 2003.
RUSSELL MCDOUGAL - Former FBI operative, January 23rd, 2007. McDougal was known to hold sensitive information about meetings Barack Obama had with arms smugglers. His wife was murdered March 2006 after he went public with his initial reports. His father died July 8, 2006 four hours after McDougal presented his findings on the Savage Nation. Suffered administrative retaliation after reporting discussions by jihadist groups concerning Obama to his superiors.
RODRIGO VILLALOPEZ, a television news camera man who shot the footage of Obama describing small town voters as “bitter” and “clinging to their guns during the primary season.
BRIAN GORING - A defense attorney for Obama patron Antoin Rezko during his trial for extortion and bribery. Died of apparent “natural causes.”
MERCEDES HUGLEY, one of Obama’s many white, female conquests while at Harvard. Filed sexual assault charges against Obama for date rape in 1990. Because “date rape” was not considered a crime like it is today, she ended up dropping the charges. Two years later, she was found dead of an apparent cocaine overdose.
TAMIKA HILL - A former secretary for Obama’s office in Chicago was murdered July 6, 2005 at a rib shack in the south side. Hill had spoken off the record with a reporter from the Chicago Sun Times about meetings Obama had with black militants in the city. She was murdered before she could ever be properly interviewed.
HASAD AL SHAREEZ - FBI informant. Reported to his handler in January 2001 that he had a tape about of a person named simply “B. Hussein” meeting with 9/11 hijacker Mohatma Atta in Prague. Was found shot in the basement of a mosque in Dearborn, MI in October, 2001.
DARSANO RAHARDJO - Childhood classmate of Barack Obama when he attended a madrassa in Indonesia. Was found with his head cut off in a Jakarta alley way in 1970. Many children at the school attributed Rahardjo’s murder to the young Barack Obama. It was likely done as an initiation ritual, since Islam demands that a boy spill another’s blood before the age of ten to prove their loyalty to Allah.
REVEREND DAVID MANNING - Former head of the Trinity Baptist Church in Chicago. Was murdered during the apparent robbery of a catfish restaurant in 1972. Shortly afterwards, Rev. Jeremiah Wright took over as head of Trinity and a many parishoners (who later left the church) suspected Wright in having a hand in Reverend Manning’s death. Decades later, Manning’s son JAMAL MANNING was found dead of an apparent crack overdose in 2004. It was rumored he was going to bring evidence of Wright’s complicity in his father’s death. His testimony was timed to coincide with Obama’s first senate race.
CHRISTOPHER HARGROVE, A former lover of Larry Sinclair. Found dead in a hotel room of apparent auto-erotic asphyxiation in January 2001. Was said to have been enraged when he found out that Sinclair had cheated on Jackson with Obama in the back of a limousine. To get revenge, Jackson planned to release digital pictures Sinclair had taken of the encounter on the Internet.
PAUL ROTHCHILD - Democrat National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Washington DC in 2003. A “friend and trusted advisor” to senatorial candidate Barack Obama. Dead of an apparent suicide.
CURTIS “POOKIE” JACKSON - Chicago drug dealer. Was the subject of a police investigation in which he was suspected of funneling money to Obama’s many various community projects. Killed in 1998 in an apparent gang murder.
HARVEY KENYON - Head of Obama’s senatorial security team in Chicago. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside of Grant Park in 2005. Kenyon’s son said his father was building a dossier on Obama. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house
SHEILA BAUGH - A Washington DC madame. Died from a gunshot wound. Reported to have a black book of people containing names of influential people who visited the prostitutes in her brothel. One of those names was allegedly Barack Obama.
KEYSHAWN “SPOON” CALWORTH - Was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose May 18, 1997. Was reported to have ties to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
LAWSHAWNA MARTIN- 26 year old mother of five, a Cabrini Green resident with a history of substance abuse. Told two of her co-workers at the Blue Peppermint Gentleman’s Club that she would have to quit work because she was pregnant again. Strongly implied that the “baby daddy” was Barack Obama. The next week, she was reported missing. No body was ever recovered, but Lawshana has not resurfaced since making those remarks.
BILL FERGUSON- Senior aide to Barack Obama. Found dead of an apparent heart attack.
GANDY BAUGH - Attorney for Obama friend Antonin Rezko died by falling out an eightieth story window of the Hancock Tower, January, 2003. His client was a convicted Chinese spy.

DNC Day Two opens with Jerusalem, 'God' amendments

Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats sought to tamp down a pair of controversies as they gaveled open the second night of their convention Wednesday, inserting the word “God” into their platform and restating support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

It took three attempts to pass the language regarding Jerusalem and a subjective decision by the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to decide the change had the required support of two-thirds of the delegates. To many listeners, the voice vote seemed at least evenly divided.

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Michelle Obama Quotes Communist Saul Alinsky in Campaign Speech

American Freedom by Barbara ^ | 9/4/12 | Barbara

Michelle Obama used lines from Rules for Radicals, a radical Far Left book by Saul Alinsky (“father of community organizing” and a notorious far-left radical) in her DNC Convention speech.

Gateway Pundit nailed her: What to make of Michelle Obama’s use the terms, “The world as it is” and “The world as it should be?” From whence do they originate? Try Chapter 2 of Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals.
“Barack stood up that day,” talking about a visit to Chicago neighborhoods, “and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about “The world as it is” and “The world as it should be…” And, “All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.”

Registered and Likely voter fundamentals point to big Election night for Republicans! ^ | SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer

“..first time history asking the question, Gallup polling has found that more registered voters favor the Republicans than the Democrats. Although the difference is just 44/43, this represents an 11 point drop in favorability for the “Democrat brand” since 2008.
It is the Democrats worst pre convention rating since 1992. Moreover, in the years since Barack Obama took office the Party identification of registered voters has shown a steep drop for the Democrats. At their highest level the Democrats surpassed Republicans by an eye popping 53/34.
Now Gallup’s survey of those claiming to be “registered voters” shows that gap has all been wiped away. Counting “leaners” it is now just 44/43 in favor of the Democrats.
Since Obama’s election Democrats have fallen 24 points in overall favorability but among Independents Democrats have slide from 47% to 35% and now stand 3 points below Republicans.
How this translates to likely voter self-identify to both Parties is explained by a newly released survey by Rasmussen.
Rasmussen reports that more registered likely voters self-identify as Republicans, (37.6%) than at any time in the brief time they have been asking the question. This gives the GOP a 4.3 point lead over the Democrats who are now less than a point above their historic low.
These numbers have not been inconsequential in the past.
At the time of the Republican’s 2010 landslide, that saw them win 63 seats, Republican self- identification was a scant 1.3 points higher than the Democrats. Fundamentals such as these have always been positive signs for the electoral chances of the Party enjoying them.
“..Clearly more Americans are registering as Republicans, but an examination of the registration patterns in the swing state of Florida helps explain how Republicans have leapfrogged to the top…
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Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats


Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed President Barack Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record.

Others mischaracterized programs backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan.

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Romney’s Taxes and the Liberal Mindset (Showing they care by spending other people’s money)

National Review ^ | 09/05/2012 | Michael Tanner

As anyone within range of a television set knows, Democrats have spent the last several months fixated on Mitt Romney’s taxes. One endlessly repeated commercial points out that Romney paid only 13.9 percent of his income in taxes in 2010, “probably less than you.” That ad is misleading on several levels.

First, unless your household was earning more than $189,400 per year, it is unlikely that you are paying a higher federal income-tax rate than Romney. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the average middle-income American pays an effective federal income-tax rate of 1.3 percent. Recall that half of Americans pay no federal income tax at all. And, second, about two-thirds of Romney’s income had already been taxed at the corporate level. While a precise estimate is impossible because of variations in corporate-tax payments, if one assumes an average effective corporate rate of roughly 25 percent, Romney’s real federal income-tax rate was closer to 30 percent.
But perhaps more important, Romney also donated an additional 13.8 percent of his income to charity, nearly $3 million. When the Romney campaign mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, Democrats were quick to dismiss it as substantively different from and less important than paying taxes. In fact, some suggested that such large charitable contributions might actually be a form of tax evasion, since they were tax-deductible. By helping people on his own, Romney was undermining government charity. “Charity is not democracy,” complained Garrett Gruener, who helped found Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, a pro-tax group.
At the same time, the Obama administration was upset that Americans still resisted turning to government programs when they hit hard times. Responding to a poll showing that most Americans were far more likely to rely on family, personal savings, or other forms of aid than on government, the Obama administration hastened to put out word that “given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want you to know about the benefits that could help you,” according to’s “government made easy” website.
This might seem a bit odd, especially since studies suggest that private charity is more effective and more efficient than government programs, particularly for things that the Obama administration claims to care about, such as fighting poverty. But we’ve long known that conservatives and libertarians, on average, contribute significantly more to charity than do modern liberals. Indeed, according to a recent Gallup poll, Americans who described themselves as “very conservative” gave 4.5 percent of their income to charity, on average; self-described “conservatives” gave 3.6 percent; and “moderates” gave 3 percent; while “liberals” gave just 1.5 percent; and “very liberal” Americans gave barely 1.2 percent.
Those who voluntarily give the least are the same people who will spend the next few nights in Charlotte telling us how much they care, while demanding that the government take more from the rest of us by force through higher taxes.
This is not really the contradiction it seems. Rather, it reflects the mindset of modern liberals, such as President Obama and his supporters, who fundamentally discount, indeed distrust, the actions of private individuals and businesses. To modern liberalism, anything truly important must be done by government — can only be done by government. The myriad institutions of civil society are a distraction at best, an unwelcome competitor at worst.
This is an attitude that goes far beyond charitable giving. It is reflected in a belief that government jobs are especially ennobling, while people who work in the private sector are necessarily “greedy” and “corrupt.” Just listen to how President Obama refers to government workers versus how he talks about private business. Remember Julia, the Obama campaign’s sad vision of a composite American, who can’t do anything, from going to school to starting a business to buying her own birth control, without the government’s help.
The president’s oft-quoted “you didn’t build that” remark, even in context, reflects this basic idea of government primacy. It is government, the president believes, that makes all else possible. That is why the president repeatedly expresses concern over cutbacks in government spending, while observing that “the private sector is doing just fine.”
There is a soft totalitarianism to this mindset, hostility to the very idea of individual initiative and personal choice. Recall that in his last State of the Union address President Obama mused wistfully that the American people should be more like soldiers, who “are not consumed with personal ambition,” but who “rise or fall as one unit.”
That is a fundamentally different vision from the one that has animated America since its founding. The Founders’ vision was a nation of individuals, each endowed with individual rights by their creator — moral agents making their own choices, and coming together on a voluntary basis to help one another. That is what Robert Thompson of the University of Pennsylvania meant a century ago, when he said that government programs were “a rough contrivance to lift from the social conscience a burden that should not be either lifted or lightened in that way.” Those who seek the primacy of government have long sought to claim the moral high ground as those who care, but at its heart statism holds a hollow morality that neither trusts nor believes in people.
That’s something worth thinking about this week when speakers at the Democratic convention tell us how much they care.
— Michael Tanner is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution.

Expanding the List of Two Achievements (What do you say to: "Bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive")

American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2012 | Carol Brown

The Obama campaign has taken to a new slogan: "Osama bin Laden is dead. GM is alive." I believe this was first coined by Joe Biden, so that tells you something right there.
If the Obama campaign wants to open the door, I say we take the bait and walk through. "Osama bin Laden is dead."
Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood now rule Egypt.
Our men and women in uniform are being murdered by our "peace partners" in Afghanistan.
The Middle East is an ever-more threatening place with Islamists gaining power.
Iran is on the verge of a nuclear weapon.
The United States has abandoned many while aligning with foes.
Our President apologizes for America at home and abroad. Obama wants to slash our military until it is no longer the strongest on earth and we cannot adequately defend ourselves.
"GM is alive."
At what cost?
And how about the rest of the story? You know, those small annoying details like the fact that our nation is collapsing under crushing debt.
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CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs

By the CNN Wire Staff

CNN Reality Check: 4.5 million jobs created?

  • Several speakers credited Barack Obama with an improved jobs picture
  • The 4.5 million figure is based on private-sector jobs added since 2010
  • But the U.S. economy is still down 400,000 jobs over Obama's tenure
(CNN) -- Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.
"Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs," San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party's keynote speaker, said.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who followed Obama's November rival Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts, both cited the same number.
It's a big-sounding number, given the still-sputtering job market. So we're giving it a close eyeballing.
The facts:
The number Castro cites is an accurate description of the growth of private-sector jobs since January 2010, when the long, steep slide in employment finally hit bottom. But while a total of 4.5 million jobs sounds great, it's not the whole picture.
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First lady Michelle Obama wraps up day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 4. President Barack Obama will speak and accept the party's nomination inside the Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday, the final day of the convention.First lady Michelle Obama wraps up day one of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 4. President Barack Obama will speak and accept the party's nomination inside the Time Warner Cable Arena on Thursday, the final day of the convention.
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Nonfarm private payrolls hit a post-recession low of 106.8 million that month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure currently stands at 111.3 million as of July.
While that is indeed a gain of 4.5 million, it's only a net gain of 300,000 over the course of the Obama administration to date. The private jobs figure stood at 111 million in January 2009, the month Obama took office.
And total nonfarm payrolls, including government workers, are down from 133.6 million workers at the beginning of 2009 to 133.2 million in July 2012. There's been a net loss of nearly 1 million public-sector jobs since Obama took office, despite a surge in temporary hiring for the 2010 census.
Meanwhile, the jobs that have come back aren't the same ones that were lost.
According to a study released last week by the liberal-leaning National Employment Law Project, low-wage fields such as retail sales and food service are adding jobs nearly three times as fast as higher-paid occupations.
The figure of 4.5 million jobs is accurate if you look at the most favorable period and category for the administration. But overall, there are still fewer people working now than when Obama took office at the height of the recession.