Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Shameful Day for Obama!

Creators Syndicate ^ | April 19, 2013 | David Limbaugh

I wonder why President Obama feels he has the right to be outraged when legislators don't automatically roll over to his policy demands. I suspect that his moral indignation is more about personally losing than it is about policy issues themselves.
For indeed, President Obama was obviously furious when his gun control bill failed to muster sufficient votes to pass the Senate. Politico reported, "More than anything, it was an emotional blow to Obama, who was as irritated at the four members of his own party as he was at the 90 percent of Republicans who defeated the bill."
Politico revealed that an administration official said Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's refusal to support the bill especially rankled Obama because she "refused to go along with the bill even after White House chief of staff Denis McDonough visited her office to make Obama's case on Tuesday."
Do you see clues to Obama's mindset here? How dare a member of a coequal branch of government, especially one in his own party, defy Obama's wishes and refuse to succumb to his fabled powers of persuasion?
Politico would have us believe that the impetus for Obama's emotional investment in the bill was that he was "shaken to the core by the massacre of 26 innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School." He was allegedly so upset that he "broke his own informal 'Obama Rule' — of never leaning into an issue without a clear path to victory."
I'm not buying any of it. I don't believe that Obama was any more personally shaken by Sandy Hook than he was by the Gosnell abortion clinic infanticide atrocity. What I do know is that Obama is a leftist gun control zealot who seizes on crises as opportunities to advance unpopular policies.
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Fiscal Problems Not Stopping Flint From Pursuing $2.4M Hydrogen Bus!

Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/16/2013 | Tom Gantert

In a city with an unemployment rate near 18 percent and a fiscal situation so bad it requires an emergency manager, the Flint Mass Transportation Authority is trying to buy a hydrogen bus that sells for $2.4 million — more than seven times as much as a traditional bus.
Hydrogen fuel cell buses were as expensive as $3.5 million a few years ago but have dropped in price in the last year, transportation experts said. A typical diesel bus cost about $327,000, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"We are very interested in this new vehicle and hope to purchase one in the near future," Ed Benning, general manager of the Flint MTA said in an email.
The MTA is requesting that it be able to use federal stimulus funds it was approved for three years ago. In September 2009, Reuters reported that the Mass Transportation Authority would get $2.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to buy two zero-emission buses and that the buses would be deployed in 2010.
However, the MTA’s choice to make the buses, Fischer Coachworks, went out of business in 2010.
Benning said the MTA has requested that the stimulus money be made available past the September deadline in which it is set to expire. The Federal Transit Authority is considering the request.
The per-capita earned wages in Flint in 2011 was $3,794 while the city had an unemployment rate of 17.8 percent.
The city is in such poor financial shape that an audit found it broke the law last year when it illegally borrowed from two of its street funds to cover operating expenses. As of June 2012, the city of Flint had a $19.2 million deficit.
Wendell Cox, a transportation consultant from St. Louis who has been a critic of the stimulus spending on public transit, said Flint should buy the traditional less expensive diesel buses and expand service for people in Flint who can't afford cars.
"It's stupid policy," Cox said. "If we are going to subsidize transit, than we should try to get as much transit as we can. That's the problem here. It's just plain extravagance. Imagine what that money would have done if we spread it among the poor transit riders. This is just absolutely unbelievable. Are we trying to do something for the environment? What are one or two buses in Flint going to do for the world?"
Flint's MTA has one operating fuel cell bus that it unveiled in 2012. It leases that vehicle for $1 from United Technologies Corp., on a test basis, according to a story posted on MLive.
Benning said they'd also like to purchase some used hydrogen fuel cell buses along with the new hydrogen bus.

After Six Months, Unemployment Turns Into Permanent Unemployment (USA looking like Europe)

Forbes ^ | 04/18/2013 | Tim Worstall

New research shows that when people have been unemployed for more than six months then employers simply won’t look at them as potential hires. Thus six months of unemployment risks turning into permanent unemployment. This is indeed a problem but one problem with the finding is that it simply isn’t new. It’s been well known over in Europe for decades now. And what it does mean is that the US is going to have to start looking at what Europe has been doing about this very problem.
There’s a piece on the new research at the Atlantic and also by Brad Plumer at Washington Post.
"Here’s one big reason why America’s unemployment crisis may be here to stay. Thanks to the lasting effects of the recession, there are currently 4.7 million workers who have been out of work for at least 27 weeks. And new research suggests that employers will almost never consider hiring them.
…. Now, it’s unclear whether companies are irrationally discriminating against the long-term unemployed or whether they have good reason for screening out these applicants. Privately, many employers worry that someone who’s been out of work for six months “may have outdated skills, or may be a short-timer who is desperate enough to take any work now but will leave when something better comes along.”
Either way, the broader trend is having disastrous effects. As my colleague Ylan Mui reported earlier, this is partly why Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren worries that our cyclical unemployment problems could become structural and long-lasting. The recession threw many people out of work. Those who stayed unemployed for six months or more can’t even get a callback for jobs. Their skills erode further. Eventually they drop out of the labor force. That all weighs down on America’s long-term growth prospects."
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Smokers and the obese pay more for healthcare; when will homosexuals pay their "fair share?"

Coach is Right ^ | 4/18/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck

There is an increasing trend toward higher health insurance rates for those who are overweight and live “unhealthy” lifestyles as defined by insurance companies and employers. As the thinking goes, the obese and others (usually smokers) are automatically viewed as chronically unhealthy and above average consumers of healthcare services.
Whether this is true for a particular person or not has become irrelevant. More premium money has to be collected from somewhere and neither the cowardly insurance companies nor our feckless politically correct corporate leaders will demand higher premiums from homosexuals whose risky lifestyle is well established as a cause of...
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Emotional Obama vows gun control ‘without Congress’!

Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/13 | Spiering

President Obama was visibly angry during his press conference yesterday, voicing disappointment with the Senate for failing to pass an amendment requiring universal background checks for gun sales.
The president, however, insisted it was still possible to “bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence” outside of Congress.
“Even without Congress, my administration will keep doing everything it can to protect more of our communities,” Obama insisted. “We’re going to address the barriers that prevent states from participating in the existing background check system. We’re going to give law enforcement more information about lost and stolen guns so it can do its job. We’re going to help to put in place emergency plans to protect our children in their schools.”
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“[I]f this Congress refuses to listen to the American people and pass common-sense gun legislation, then the real impact is going to have to come from the voters,” he added.

Microbatteries Could Recharge Phones Instantly


Wouldn’t it be awesome to plug in a dead smart phone and have it fully charged in under a second? The wait won’t be long now for that leap. A team of scientists just developed what they say are the world’s most powerful microbatteries capable of near-instant recharging.
Supercharged! Battery Power for the Future
The new batteries are made high-power lithium ion and are only a few millimeters in size. IInside, they contain a 3-D nanostructure made from a thin film that was recently developed by Paul Braun from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He describes his system as providing “capacitor-like power with battery-like energy.” Graduate student James Pikul and team leader mechanical engineering and science professor William King, came up with an anode for it and then the the researchers put it all together in a tiny package. Their article was just published in the journal Nature Communications (abstract).
The scientists say their rechargeable microbatteries can charge a thousand times faster than similar technologies. In addition, the tiny size means these batteries could give a ton more capacity to smaller electronics like medical devices, sensors, lasers, and a wide range of consumer electronics.
Even Batteries are Bigger in Texas
The prospect of almost instantaneous phone recharging is impressive by itself, but the engineers also told the university that a phone powered by these batteries could even be used to jump-start a dead car battery. Then they could be fully recharged after another second. Holy cow.
As with any new battery tech, there’s still a lot of tinkering left to do before microbatteries come to our electronic devices. The team says it will be integrating their batteries with other electronics components and figuring out ways they could be manufactured affordably. I cannot wait to not have to wait for my phone to recharge.
Image: A graphic showing ions flowing between micro-electrodes in new battery tech from the University of Illinois. Credit: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Medicare at age 76

PLEASE PASS THIS OUTRAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST!!! THIS should be read by everyone, especially important to those over 75.......
If you are younger, then it may applies to your parents....

Your hospital Medicare admittance has just change under Obama Care. You must be admitted by your primary Physician in order for Medicare to pay for it! If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor it is treated as outpatient care where hospital costs are not covered. This is only the tip of the iceberg for Obama Care. Just wait to see what happen in this year and 2014!

Age 76 Today, I went to the Dr. for my monthly B12 shot that I have been getting for a number of years. The nurse came and got me, got out the needle filled and ready to go then looked at the computer and got very quiet and asked if I was prepared to pay for it. I said no that my insurance takes care of it.

She said, that Medicare had turned it down and went to talk to my Dr. about it. 15 minutes later she came back and said, she was sorry but they had tried every-thing they could but Medicare is beginning to turn many things away for seniors because of the projected Obama Care coming in. She was brushing at tears and said, "Some day they too will get old", I am so very sorry!!

Please for the sake of many good people. . . informed please


At age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment

* see page 272

What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "We have to pass the Bill so that we can see what's in it." Well, here it is.

Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number



Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200

Please read this....... especially the reference to pages 58 & 59


** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).
** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)
** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.
** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.
** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)
** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:

"Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls , Texas  

Rep. Smith: Immigration Bill 'Worse Than We Thought,' Legalizes Relatives & Previously Deported!

CNS News ^ | April 17, 2013 | Craig Bannister

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even those previously deported:
"It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. The bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty."
Rep. Smith says the Senate immigration bill shreds current immigration laws:
"And the Senate proposal offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In addition to most of the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, the bill offers to legalize the relatives of illegal immigrants outside the U.S. and even others who have already been deported back home. So current immigration laws are shredded....
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Sheriff Terry Maketa *Calls* Out Obama on His Lies (El Paso County, Colorado)

Sheriff Terry Maketa via Facebook ^ | April 18, 2013 | Sheriff Terry Maketa

I am truly appalled at the president's claim that 90% of Americans support the proposed gun control laws. His speech writer should be fired. He claims these bills would have prevented another Sandy Hook or Aurora shooting, yet he has no evidence to support that claim. Factually speaking, the proposed laws in Colorado would not have prevented one incident, nor would the Federal proposed bills. Don't forget one of the sponsors, Congresswoman DeGette, actually thought magazines were the same as bullets. That's the kind of familiarity those who sponsor these bills have with the subject.
Mr. President, just because the polls tell you what buzz phrases to use to seek your agenda, it does not mean the American people are so naive to follow your continuous record of lies. Remember there are many of us that remember the day you promised to reduce the National deficit by 50%, and you did far more damage and tripled it with nothing to show but more people reliant on your handouts. The people are onto you and we will remember this at election time as you asked in your latest hollywood type speech. Here in Colorado, and at the federal level, your puppets will be removed from office and your legacy will be remembered in history as the ultimate failure based on lie after lie. Yes, your so-called promise of change is more lies, debt, and higher taxes on the middle class to pay for your failed promises. Please tout more successes of Chicago, such as their tax rates, the upside down pension fund, number of homicides, clearance rates or lack of clearances.
Our president even claimed Chicago as justification, for these gun control measures knowing full well that Chicago is the poster child of failure from gun control laws. Violence has increased since Chicago's gun control measures have been in place and they are more restrictive than any other city in this country. In simple terms, it got worse and his creation of so-called "sheep" to fend off the "wolf" have failed. The American people are not the sheep he wants to create. We will be heard and we will not follow his lies that lack scientific validation and truth. My heart goes out to all victims of any violence. Statistically speaking, more people are killed by items other than guns far more often, but our president doesn't want you to know that. Check the Bureau of Justice Statistics for yourself and do it before his administration manipulates them.
The president claims to be speaking for the victims, yet he chooses which victims, because I, as many of you, have witnessed victims from Aurora, Sandy Hook, and even Columbine plea with law makers to not pass measures that criminalize and punish the law abiding citizens for the acts of killers. They demonstrated common sense and showed true courage to stand against the lies and denounce the measures as ineffective. The promises of preventing these horrific acts in the future are misleading and even our own governor has admitted, here in Colorado, the similar guns bills would not have prevented tragedies such as Aurora and Sandy Hook. Our president is an embarrassment to our free society and so are his puppets. The next election will show just that. The president's posturing and agenda were truly seen for what they are, more lies and false promises, most importantly an agenda based on undeliverable promises. How embarrassing he uses the greatest failure in our nations' history for more gun control and people control- that failure being the murder capital of the United States, Chicago. Watch his statement on CNN and ask yourself how he can mention his home town as an example of justification. This is the city that arrested a 56 year old female researcher at the University of Illinois, Chicago, during the week of February 15th for bringing an unloaded weapon to work, in a secured box, to prevent it from being stolen by contractors working on her home. She was trying to prevent a crime and not be a victim. She was arrested and had to post a $25,000.00 bond to get out of jail and is now on suspension from work, pending criminal charges and awaiting trial.
This is what happens when emotionally charged laws are recklessly passed. Law abiding citizens are criminalized. Thankfully a majority of US Congress saw through these proposed lies and did what's right. Now we, the people of Colorado, need to send a message to the governor and the Capitol that we will not be criminalized, nor will we stand by and allow our rights to be infringed and stripped based on lies and unenforceable, agenda driven bad laws. That is why I will not back off this issue and will proudly support my rights, to access to courts, with 37 other sheriffs in a legal action against these ridiculous, unconstitutional laws.
I have been asked by many, what can I do to help? I will ask that you do not lay down, do not go silent; that is what they hope for and expect. Do not let them convert you to sheep. Evil prospers when good people do nothing. Do not let evil prosper. I will not quit and please don't you give up and quit.

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