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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Israel Does Not Trust Obama

Why Should Israel Trust Obama?

Hey folks,

I've been telling you my growing concern about Obama and his quest to make Muslin Nations love us. He loves them. He said he wants to work with Muslims all over the world. He has said he wants to give Muslim lead countries YOUR tax money to help them educate their Females. He has compared the Palestinians to American Black Slaves. But Israel?

He completely ignores them on his apology tours. Talks about how they will not be backed if they attack Iran. And then came right out and told them to freeze their settlements that were ACCEPTED by ALL previous American Administrations and even the Palestinians themselves.

Obama has been no friend to Israel. As a matter of fact, he has given us the feeling of being anti-Israel with his words and actions. Cozying up with Iran who said they want to wipe Israel off the map, even inviting them to a BBQ, and completely ignoring Israel, and long time ally.

So this comes as no surprise. According to The Jerusalem Post - 'US misstepped regarding settlements'

The current tensions between Israel and the United States, most recently demonstrated by a poll which showed America's public image on the decline in the Jewish state, might have been avoided had US President Barack Obama not taken such a harsh stance against settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, the editorial published by the Washington Post on Thursday stated.

While acknowledging that confrontation over steps needed to achieve peace was inevitable between the US administration and the various regional players in the Middle East, the editorial maintained that Obama should have accepted initial Israeli concessions, and should have avoided the demand for a total settlement freeze.

"Rather than pocketing Mr. Netanyahu's initial concessions - he gave a speech on Palestinian statehood and suggested parameters for curtailing settlements accepted by previous US administrations - Mr. Obama chose to insist on an absolutist demand for a settlement 'freeze,' the editorial stated. "Palestinian and Arab leaders who had accepted previous compromises immediately hardened their positions; they also balked at delivering the 'confidence-building' concessions to Israel that the administration seeks."


What happened to the US not dictating to other countries? Oh, with the exception of Israel. Right?

In addition, the paper maintained that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government earned critical public support due to what Israelis perceived as unfair treatment from Washington.

"Israeli public opinion, which normally leans against the settler movement, has rallied behind Mr. Netanyahu," the editorial said. "And Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which were active during the Bush administration's final year, have yet to resume."


Obama is making it WORSE. As I said before. If I were Israel, I would not be trusting Obama. Turns out they DON'T!

The piece went on to state that an eventual compromise between the US and Israel over settlements, which would see some building projects completed with others temporarily halted, will inevitably draw more criticism from Arab states than it would have had the issue not been escalated in the first place.

"If he is to be effective in brokering a peace deal, Mr. Obama will need to show both sides that they can trust him," the paper stated, adding that he must also "be tough on more than one country."

Yeah but that is not going to happens. They say actions speak louder than words. Obama's ACTIONS scream Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel. His actions SCREAM he loves Muslims and even those that want Israel destroyed and whom also wants to kill us. Way to go Mr. President. Yes, the World will love us now, because Obama is President? I think not. The World is a far more dangerous place now, than it has ever been. Believe it or not, we can thank Obama for that as well.
Peter

Sources:
The Jerusalem Post - 'US misstepped regarding settlements'

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obamacare Will Insure Millions of Illegals

As if you had a doubt?

Hey folks,

There is this underlining thought that Obamacare will include the well over 12 to 20 million Illegal Aliens in this country. Some even suggest that this is, in a way, a backdoor Amnesty move. Some say, Illegals cannot be covered under this plan, and the Leaders pushing this say it's not about that. Yeah, and Christmas is not about Santa.

We all know that one of the aspect of this Obamacare IS that it will cover Illegals. So right there, there is 12 to 20 million of the number they love to throw around of 40 Million "Americans" that do not have healthcare.

Know we already know that that is a fictitious number. That includes Teens that don't want it, Part timers that don't want it. People that HAVE Healthcare in other avenues that doesn't count as "Healthcare" in the way they are defining it. The ACTUAL number of people that do not have Healthcare that actually WANT it is FAR smaller.

So what about the Illegals? BG sent this in to me. He said this.

Time for all Demo Rats to be removed from office in 2010, only in my dreams probably but it would be nice to see them go and take the RINOs with them. (Republicans In Name Only)

I could not agree more. This is from Roy Beck of Numbers USA.

WHAT'S UP WITH THE HISPANIC CAUCUS AND PELOSI?

You know we are in trouble when the supporters of a massive taxpayer health benefit giveaway to illegal aliens say the current House plan is just right. The authoritative ROLL CALL publication says Hispanic Caucus Members told it confidentially that the Caucus told Speaker Pelosi not to change a thing because as written illegal aliens will get the benefits.

CHC Presses Pelosi to Include Illegal Immigrants in Health Bill
-- Headline about CHC (Congressional Hispanic Caucus) by Jennifer Bendery in the Roll Call newspaper (July 24, 2009)

Interestingly, the article also says that CHC Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) said that only "documented immigrants" were discussed.

But the reporter got quite a different story from other CHC Members who talked off the record.

A CHC member, who requested not to be identified, said the group is urging Pelosi to ensure that everyone — including illegal immigrants — will be able to receive services . . . 'We’re pushing to include everyone in the health care bill. Everyone,' said one CHC member.
-- Roll Call

So, what does CHC want Pelosi to add to the House Health Bill to make sure 12-20 million illegal aliens get full taxpayer-paid health coverage?

Nothing.

That is because CHC apparently feels that the House Bill as written pretty well guarantees the coverage. Look:

Asked if CHC leaders will ask Pelosi to specifically spell something out in the bill to address illegal immigrants, the Member said no. Rather, the Member said the CHC simply wants to make sure the bill — as drafted — doesn’t prohibit illegal immigrants from accessing care.
-- Roll Call

Our allies on the Hill have been making just this point. Speaker Pelosi and others have been trying to say that the House plan doesn't cover illegal aliens because it doesn't specifically say that it does. Our allies, however, point out that unless legislation specifically bars illegal aliens from anything -- and requires verification -- illegal aliens always end up getting the benefit.

The fact that the Hispanic Caucus appears to be satisfied with the language the way it is suggests that our allies are right.

Roll Call reported that the CHS emphasized to Pelosi that she must block any language that would restrict the federal health plan to illegal aliens.

Once again, it appears that the Hispanic Caucus cares more about illegal aliens than Hispanic American citizens.

We will continue to provide multiple opportunities through the week for NumbersUSA members to fight this incredible reward for immigration lawbreakers. At a time when negotiations are breaking down because of the gigantic projected costs of the House plan and as lawmakers try to find ways to cut benefits to -- and increase taxes on -- U.S. citizens, it is most telling that so many Members of Congress are insistent on protecting beneifts for illegal aliens.

Any federal health plan must include verifiable prohibitions against inclusion of foreign citizens who are illegally in this country.

THANKS FOR PAYING ATTENTION,


Singed: Roy.

I found the LINK

Folks, let's look at this logically and without emotion, and or Politics for a second. Our Healthcare is out of control, in cost right now. Doctors are stressed and over burdened now. Let's add 40 million to the mix.

1- It is IMPOSSIBLE that adding 40 million to an already over priced service will reduce costs. That is the same philosophy that says to get out of debt we must SPEND more. {Sigh} Impossible.

2- It is IMPOSSIBLE to add hundreds of patients to a Doctor who is already overwhelmed, and say this will IMPROVE care.

3- We just can not afford it. Period. There is now way that an already hurting economy can sustain such a massive increase.

Couple this with the fact that YOUR healthcare and even your Life span, will now be in the hands of Government, you start to see this for what it is. This is a monster that needs to be killed once and for all. Let them know that covering Illegals is NOT acceptable, nor is this plan in general. Let them know that you will NOT sit back and allow your Healthcare, not being perfect, but being the best in the world, {Why do you think everyone in the world comes here for healthcare needs?} to be turned into Socialized Medicine that FAILS everywhere it is tried. Oh sure, for the common everyday stuff, it may be nice. Go in, get treated, walk out billess. Yet we KNOW that for major stuff, it does not work. We can not allow this to happen folks. We just can not allow this to happen.
Peter
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Energy Taking A Back Seat To Health

From The Energy Front For 072809

Hey folks,

On my way to Miami for a super secret meeting. I spend all day in Miami Saturday and will spend half the day there today. I can't talk about it yet, but I will fill you in when I can.

It's Tuesday, therefore it's time to check in From the Energy Front. You know, scan, search, inquire, no matter what I do today, all I keep coming up with is Healthcare. Obamacare to be more precise. Seems our immediate need for Obamacare, AKA Socialized Medicine as all but put Waxman - Markey, or any other program that is sure to kill the economy, on the back burner. Seems all Obama, the Liberal Leadership, and some, a reducing number by the way, of the Mainstream Media, want to do is attempt to shove Obamacare down our throats.

But we can not let up on our Energy Independence. We MUST have it. California is RIGHT. Their state is bankrupt. Why? Do to Liberal Loon policies, over spending, and being beholden to LWL Kook groups. Their solution? DRILL! I'm not kidding.

"California wisely has decided to use a portion of its abundant natural resources to pay for services to its citizens. An estimated $1.8 billion in state royalty payments are expected over the life of developing these resources, and the funds will help defray the state's budget shortfall as well as increase our nation's energy security" Said Jack Gerard, President of API in his latest Blog Post.

That's right folks, California is one of the models that President Obama wants to use for America itself. It will come to the same end result as California. To help them out of the mess, they decided to DO what America SHOULD be doing. Why? Because the ANSWER is RIGHT HERE!

Some other FACTS vs Fiction?

"The United States represents 5 percent of the world's population but uses 25 percent of the world's energy."

Not true.

According to Jane VanRyan over at the API.

According to the 2009 U.S. Statistical Abstract, the United States is home to about 4.5 percent of the world's people. And an examination of other pertinent statistics shows it makes no sense to suggest that U.S. energy consumption can be attributed to each American individually. The United States is a global economic powerhouse using energy to produce goods and services that help to improve lives all over the world. In 2008, the United States used 20.4 percent of the world's energy to produce 20.6 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

So imagine the impact we could have if we were using OUR OWN resources. As of right now, we are dependent on Foreign Governments that really do not like us that much. We need to take California's lead here.

What about this? "All you have to do is get a tune up, inflate your tires." Remember that? There are some that say if you conserve, drive less, you will save money. NOT TRUE. According to the Heritage Foundation - Cap and Trade’s Effect on Diesel Prices

By artificially restricting use of fossil fuels (which provide 85 percent of America’s energy), the Waxman-Markey bill will drive up energy costs of all sorts. One example is the price of diesel fuel. By 2012, the first year of the Waxman-Markey caps, diesel fuel prices are expected to have risen to $3.75. Waxman-Markey would tack on another 20 cents.

And that’s only the start. Because the legislation mandates ever-tightening restrictions on fossil fuel, the tax on diesel continues to rise. Even after adjusting for inflation, this tax will hit $1.38 by 2035.

Though diesel cost most directly affects truckers and farmers, the higher price will filter through the economy and impact all consumers.


You shop at Wal-Mart? Why? Cheap prices. Do you shop at a grocery store with a card, or some kind of membership? Why? Prices. How do you think all that stuff gets there? Trucks.

Remember when Gas was over $4.00 a gallon? EVERYTHING went up. Waxman - Markey will make these increases PERMINATE. Your Electric Bills will SKYROCKET! Obama said so. Every aspect of your life has a major potential of being effected by our LACK of Drilling and using our own resources. Put this together with Obamacare, and you can see where we are heading. Even though they have stopped talking about it. You need to KEEP talking about it. Kill Obamacare, and KILL Waxman - Markey, BEFORE they kill us.

Got to run folks, for all this and MORE FACTS from those that know, check out our friends over at API. See you all soon.
Peter

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Me On Obama

Preview for Sunday 072609

Hey folks,

{Banging hand on desk} OK. OK. I give. I tap out! I told you what this whole Prime Time thing was going to be. It was. I told you who Obama IS. He PROVED it with his own words. I did NOT miss anything. I have been telling you what Obama is and what he wants to do long before MOST.

I also know, wait, Welcome to the OPNTalk Blog Big Sunday Edition. Glad you could stop by. I also know that you folks out there, well, most of you true OPNers out there, are SMART. You do not need me to break this down for you by the syllable. I know, I know, some of my more Liberal friends just do not get it. But YOU folks do.

But OK. Some of you who have found the new Email opntalk@gmail.com and elsewhere, really want my honest opinion of Obama and the last few days. Alright. I will tell you. First, coming right up today?

Barack Obama IS a Racist
Health Reform’s Hidden Victims
Swine Flu Vaccines, Good or Bad?
Swine Flu Shots Mandated at Schools
IWA for Sunday 072609

By the way, the new Email opntalk@gmail.com is the one you all need to use. A lot of you have got it, but to be honest with you, I'm still waiting for a couple of regulars out there who send me some GREAT stuff. I haven't heard from you. ONE MORE TIME. Please do not send anything to the old Email. I will not get it. I have no way of getting it. You must change it to the new one, once again, opntalk@gmail.com

OK. Now to Obama. Where do I start? His Obamacare Speech. I told you it was going to be nothing more than a Snake Oil Salesman pitching his Snake Oil. That's what it was. He lied through his teeth. He made up numbers. Many, including the AP had Fact Check reports after it that PROVED he lied through his teeth. He does not care.

Talk about not caring. Under Obamacare THEY, the Government, will also decide who will live or die. I have a question. In reality, is it Elder Care? Or End of Life Care?





That should tell you all you need to know. But again, I have been telling you this. Remember, Obamacare is based on Daschle's concept that old people should just get out of the way. I will be highlighting a GREAT piece from the Wall Street Journal in a few minutes on Obamacare.

What about Victory in the War? He just said we are fight two wars? Really? But Victory is not the goal? We all know why. He wants to be friends with Muslim lead countries. He sees America in a very similar way as those that want to kill us. But he actually said, Victory is not the goal.

"I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.

Emperor Hirohito did not sign the surrender, but regardless, Victory is not the goal?

"We're not dealing with nation states at this point. We're concerned with Al Qaeda and the Taliban, Al Qaeda's allies," he said. "So when you have a non-state actor, a shadowy operation like Al Qaeda, our goal is to make sure they can't attack the United States."

Yeah. By BEATING them. If Victory is not the goal, then how do you come to a conclusion? Where is the deciding line? You make sure an Enemy does not attack you anymore by BEATING them. Achieving Victory.

"We are confident that if we are assisting the Afghan people and improving their security situation, stabilizing their government, providing help on economic development ... those things will continue to contract the ability of Al Qaeda to operate. And that is absolutely critical," Obama told ABC News.

Then what? He is completely ignorant. Or, he does not want to kill to many of those he wants to actually be friends with. He has empathy for them. He sees things in many the same ways. SCREW Israel, but he feels for Muslims and Muslim lead countries. He sees THEM as the victims. He said so. Remember, he compared Muslims to Black American Slaves?

As for Race? I'll highlight that is just a few minutes also. Folks, you really do not need me or anyone else to spell out who Obama really is. You really don't. All you have to do is listen. All you have to do is hear what he says. All you have to do is pay attention to what the Congress is trying to do. Learn the facts. Understand the reality of the consequences of the end of their goals. What will actually happen if Obama or the Liberals are able to do what they not only want to, but are trying very hard to do.

I guess we should get started. {Smile} Going to fill my cup. Coffee of the day? Folgers Gourmet Selection "Caramel Drizzle" www.folgers.com Be right back.
Peter

Sources:
Boston Globe - Obama Health Care Claims Adrift
Fox News - Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan

Barack Obama IS a Racist

It does not matter that he TRIED to Clarify, he let out his true opinions.

Hey folks,

That's right. He told the world on national television EXACTLY how he sees things. Black man arrested by White Cop, White Cop is a Stupid Racist. Basically that is exactly what he said.

He said when asked, which we all know was a planted question, what he thought of the situation in Cambridge, he said that the Cops "acted Stupidly." Friday he made a cameo appearance to attempt to stop the firestorm back draft that he has been receiving ever since his Racist statement. He appeased the Obamaide drinkers, but he did not appease everyone. Not even some in the Mainstream Media. But here is the Transcript with my commentary thrown in.

2:33 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Hey, it's a cameo appearance. Sit down, sit down. I need to help Gibbs out a little bit here.

Q Are you the new press secretary?

THE PRESIDENT: If you got to do a job, do it yourself. (Laughter.)

I wanted to address you guys directly because over the last day and a half obviously there's been all sorts of controversy around the incident that happened in Cambridge with Professor Gates and the police department there.

I actually just had a conversation with Sergeant Jim Crowley, the officer involved. And I have to tell you that as I said yesterday, my impression of him was that he was a outstanding police officer and a good man, and that was confirmed in the phone conversation -- and I told him that.

And because this has been ratcheting up -- and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up -- I want to make clear that in my choice of words I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sergeant Crowley specifically -- and I could have calibrated those words differently. And I told this to Sergeant Crowley.


"I think the Police Acted Stupidly." Uh, how would you word that differently?

I continue to believe, based on what I have heard, that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home to the station.

Problem. Gates was NOT pulled out of his home. He followed the Cop ranting and raving causing ALL Police and Bystanders there to become even more concerned. He was arrested on the SIDEWALK.

I also continue to believe, based on what I heard, that Professor Gates probably overreacted as well. My sense is you've got two good people in a circumstance in which neither of them were able to resolve the incident in the way that it should have been resolved and the way they would have liked it to be resolved.

That's true. Cop shows up to investigate someone breaking into your home, you cooperate and thank them for looking out for you, and they leave. That would have been the ideal situation. Not attack the Cop verbally and refuse to cooperate with the investigation.

The fact that it has garnered so much attention I think is a testimony to the fact that these are issues that are still very sensitive here in America. So to the extent that my choice of words didn't illuminate, but rather contributed to more media frenzy, I think that was unfortunate.

You think it was unfortunate that you are taking so much heat over this. NOT That you called the Cops stupid?

What I'd like to do then I make sure that everybody steps back for a moment, recognizes that these are two decent people, not extrapolate too much from the facts -- but as I said at the press conference, be mindful of the fact that because of our history, because of the difficulties of the past, you know, African Americans are sensitive to these issues. And even when you've got a police officer who has a fine track record on racial sensitivity, interactions between police officers and the African American community can sometimes be fraught with misunderstanding.

{Sigh} The Cop TRAINS other Officers in Racial Sensitivity. Why is it always the Cops that have to learn how to deal with Minorities? Why can the Minorities not just cooperate with the Cops?

My hope is, is that as a consequence of this event this ends up being what's called a "teachable moment,"

Yeah, do not automatically assume the Cops are WRONG.

where all of us instead of pumping up the volume

Calling the Cops Stupid.

spend a little more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities, and that instead of flinging accusations

As you did.

we can all be a little more reflective in terms of what we can do to contribute to more unity. Lord knows we need it right now -- because over the last two days as we've discussed this issue, I don't know if you've noticed, but nobody has been paying much attention to health care. (Laughter.)

We have here. The New or alternative Media has been. People who are learning what is in your plan have been. Sorry. The only ones that have not been talking about it is those trying to pass it in the House and Senate because they KNOW they do not have the Votes.

I will not use this time to spend more words on health care, although I can't guarantee that that will be true next week. I just wanted to emphasize that -- one last point I guess I would make. There are some who say that as President I shouldn't have stepped into this at all because it's a local issue. I have to tell you that that part of it I disagree with. The fact that this has become such a big issue

BECAUSE OF YOU!

I think is indicative of the fact that race is still a troubling aspect of our society.

And people like you, and even Professor Gates are NOT helping matters.

Whether I were black or white, I think that me commenting on this and hopefully contributing to constructive -- as opposed to negative -- understandings about the issue, is part of my portfolio.

So at the end of the conversation there was a discussion about -- my conversation with Sergeant Crowley, there was discussion about he and I and Professor Gates having a beer here in the White House. We don't know if that's scheduled yet -- (laughter) -- but we may put that together.

He also did say he wanted to find out if there was a way of getting the press off his lawn. (Laughter.) I informed him that I can't get the press off my lawn. (Laughter.) He pointed out that my lawn is bigger than his lawn. (Laughter.) But if anybody has any connections to the Boston press, as well as national press, Sergeant Crowley would be happy for you to stop trampling his grass.

All right. Thank you, guys.


Now go talk about my Healthcare Plan. I do not want to hear any more about this. I bet you they will dutifully oblige him. Folks, it really is simple. Look at his associations his whole life. He was a Community Organizer. This is all he knows. He thinks that the Country has been run by "Rich White Men" and that we are an arrogant and evil country that lives off the backs of other countries and the poor and minority in this country. This is who he is. This is all he knows.

This is why he reacted like he did. This is why he saw the Cops as Stupid and Racist and why he saw the poor little innocent Gates as the Victim. None of this is true. But that is how he saw it, and he said so. Now he is, as they {the Liberals} always do, he is now tried to go for a redo. A do-over. He wants you to forget what he said, and just accept what he NOW says he meant. You HAVE to know that Biden is laughing somewhere. "Hey, at least it wasn't me this time."
Peter

Health Reform’s Hidden Victims

You know it's bad when the MMD start telling you the truth.

Hey folks,

You want more proof that Obama's Socialistic Health Plan is bad? Even some in the Mainstream Media are starting to tell you that Obamacare is going to be a disaster. I'm not kidding. Some in the normally Obama friendly Press are starting to cave. Even they can not even defend it for much longer. You know it's bad when the MMD start telling you the truth.

Here is a great piece by the Wall Street Journal - Health Reform’s Hidden Victims By JOHN FUND

President Barack Obama’s health-care sales pitch depends on his ability to obfuscate who is likely to get hurt by reform. At Wednesday’s news conference, for example, he was asked “specifically what kind of pain and sacrifice” he would ask of patients in order to achieve the cost savings he promises.

He insisted he “won’t reduce Medicare benefits” but instead would “make delivery more efficient.” The most Mr. Obama would concede is that some people will have to “give up paying for things that don’t make you healthier.” That is simply not credible.

While Democrats on Capitol Hill dispute claims that individuals will lose their existing coverage under their reform plans, on other issues many Democrats privately acknowledge some people will indeed get whacked to pay for the new world of government-dominated health care.

Democrats have been brilliant in keeping knowledge about the pain and sacrifice of health reform from the very people who would bear the brunt of them. They’ve done so by convincing health-care industry groups not to run the kind of “Harry and Louise”-style ads that helped sink HillaryCare in 1993.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) says the pressure not to run ads has been “intense, bordering on extortion.” “Groups were told if they did they’d give up their seat at the table,” says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “What they weren’t told is that they’d be at the table as lunch.”

Here are some of the groups on the menu if anything like the existing Senate or House health plans become law:

• Young people. If the government mandates that everyone must have health insurance, healthy young people will have to buy policies that don’t reflect the low risk they have of getting sick. The House and Senate bills do let insurers set premiums based on age, but only up to a 2-to-1 ratio, versus a real-world ratio of 5 to 1. This means lower prices for older (and wealthier) folks, but high prices for the young. “They’ll have sticker shock,” says Rep. Paul Ryan, ranking Republican on the Budget Committee.

• Small Businesses. Employers who don’t provide coverage will have to pay a tax up to 8% of their payroll. Yet those who do provide coverage also have to pay the tax—if the law says their coverage is not “adequate.” Amazingly, even if a small business provides adequate insurance but its employees choose coverage in another plan offered through the government, the employer still must pay.

• Health Savings Account (HSA) holders. Eight million Americans, according to the Treasury Department, are covered by plans with low-cost premiums and high deductibles that are designed for large, unexpected medical costs. Money is also set aside in a savings account to cover the deductibles, and whatever isn’t spent in one year can build up tax-free. Nearly a third of new HSA users, according to Treasury figures, previously had no insurance or bought coverage on their own.

These policies will be severely limited. The Senate plan says a policy deemed “acceptable” must have insurance (rather than the individual) pay out at least 76% of the benefits. The House plan is pegged at 70%. That’s not the way these plans are set up to work. Ray Ramthun, who implemented the HSA regulations at the Treasury Department in 2003, says the regulations are crippling. “Companies tell me they could be forced to take products off the market,” he said in an interview.

• Medicare Advantage users. Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats want to cut back this program—care provided by private companies and subsidized by the government. Medicare Advantage grew by 15% last year; 10.5 million seniors, or 22% of all Medicare patients, are now enrolled.

The program is especially popular with those in badly served urban areas and with those who can’t afford the premiums for Medicare supplemental (MediGap) policies. A total of 54% of Hispanics on Medicare have chosen Medicare Advantage, as have 40% of African-Americans, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services.

These plans tend to provide better coordinated and preventive care, and richer prescription drug coverage. But Democrats dislike Medicare Advantage’s private-sector nature, and they have some legitimate beefs with its unevenly generous reimbursement rates. This week Mr. Obama told the Washington Post that the program was “a prime example” of his efforts to cut Medicare spending, because he claims people “aren’t getting good value” from it.

That’s not what others say. In January, Oregon’s Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski wrote the Obama administration expressing his concern about its efforts “to scale back Medicare Advantage” because the plans “play an important role in providing affordable health coverage.” He noted that 39% of Oregon’s Medicare patients had chosen Medicare Advantage, and that in “some of our Medicare Advantage plans . . . with proper chronic disease management for such conditions as heart disease, asthma and diabetes, hospitalization admission rates have declined.”

The $156 billion in Medicare Advantage cuts over the next decade proposed by Mr. Obama will force many seniors to go back to traditional Medicare at greater expense. A new study for the Florida Association of Health Plans found that because Medicare Advantage plans have richer benefits and lower deductibles and copayments than traditional Medicare, seniors in that state would face dramatically higher payments if forced to give up their Medicare Advantage plans. Cost increases would range from $2,214 a year in Jacksonville to $3,714 a year in Miami.

There are reasons that Blue Dog Democrats in Congress are leery of their party’s health-care reform plans. Many are in districts or states carried by John McCain, and they worry about the political fallout when these groups realize they will be paying for health-care reform.

They also know that every government entitlement winds up becoming a money pit. In 1965, Sen. Allen Ellender (D., La.) dismissed promises that Medicare would be a modest program to save seniors from bankruptcy. “Let us not be so naïve as to believe that the Medicare program will not be increased from year to year to the point that the government will have to impose more taxes on the little man or else take the necessary money out of the Treasury,” he told colleagues.

Ellender was right, and his warning is even more relevant in our era of skyrocketing deficits and Medicare costs. The only way the House and Senate health plans can pass is if the costs they impose on vulnerable parts of the population continue to be hidden.


Well done Mr. Fund. Well done. Folks, this is a BAD Bill that needs to be killed. PERIOD. As I and some others keep telling you, NOW is not the time to get complacent. NOW is the time to let these people in Congress know in no uncertain terms that they do NOT WANT To vote this thing in. If they do, YOU WILL Vote them out.
Peter

Sources:
Wall Street Journal - Health Reform’s Hidden Victims

Swine Flu Vaccines, Good or Bad?

Special Sunday From The Emails 072609

Hey folks,

Yes, I was not here on Friday, and yes, some of you have got the new Email Address opntalk@gmail.com. So since I could not be here Friday, here is an interesting Email sent to me by LC. It is from Veggie Source. Yes I know. But this is interesting.

As you know, I have been following Bird Flu and now Swine flu VERY Closely. Neither is going away. Swine flu is increasing. The world is watching what will happen when actual Flu Season returns.

There has been news that Tamiflu has shown signs in helping those that contract Bird Flu and now even Swine flu. They just announced that a NEW Swine Flu Shot may be ready by October and they are talking about it being FORCED on our school Children. So is this good? Or bad? This Email from Veggie Source gives an opposing view of all this. Here it is.

VIDEO: Swine Flu & "60 Minutes"

Come this fall, many governments will have a great deal of swine flu vaccine stocked and ready to go.

There's big money to be made selling vaccines (just ask major Swine Flu vaccine shareholder,
Donald Rumsfeld) . The government and media fear-mongering is already starting.

On Thursday, July 9, 2009, US health officials said the government would like to institute mass vaccinations of school-aged children starting in October.

Should this happen, we will be removing our children from school rather than let them receive this vaccine.

Why? Well just watch the two videos below, from the last time the government got into the swine flu vaccine business.

The two videos are a 1979 "60 Minutes" piece about some of the people who became seriously ill, permanently paralyzed, or died due to the vaccine.

Before letting yourself or your loved ones be vaccinated with this new, untested vaccine, before you let them become fodder for Big Pharma profits, do some research and seriously question the need for this -- or any government vaccine $chemes.

The 1976 mass vaccination was stopped, but only after thousands of people became gravely ill. Nothing has changed between then and now.

(PS: Jeff's cousin and her family, three of them, had the swine flu last month - June 09 - in Denver. They recuperated and are dong just fine; none of them died, was crippled, or relegated to wheelchairs for life, as happened to many of the people who got the Swine Flu vaccine -- watch the videos below.)

Part One:





Part Two:





Now I know that these folks are Liberals. I understand that they think that both the Bird Flu and now Swine Flu is a scam. They are not. They are very real with very real people getting really sick and really dying. We now have something like 6 cases right here in Martin Country Florida. Actually, here is the CDC update:

Alabama 477 cases 0 deaths
Alaska 272 cases 0 deaths
Arizona 947 cases 15 deaths
Arkansas 131 cases 0 deaths
California 3161 cases 52 deaths
Colorado 171 cases 0 deaths
Connecticut 1713 cases
8 deaths
Delaware 381 cases 0 deaths
Florida 2915 cases 23 deaths
Georgia 222 cases 1 death
Hawaii 1424 cases 3 deaths
Idaho 166 cases 0 deaths
Illinois 3404 cases 17 deaths
Indiana 291 cases 1 death
Iowa 165 cases 0 deaths
Kansas 204 cases 0 deaths
Kentucky 143 cases 0 deaths
Louisiana 232 cases 0 deaths
Maine 145 cases 0 deaths
Maryland 766 cases 4 deaths
Massachusetts 1370 cases 5 deaths
Michigan 515 cases 9 deaths
Minnesota 670 cases 3 deaths
Mississippi 252 cases 0 deaths
Missouri 76 cases 1 death
Montana 94 cases 0 deaths
Nebraska 313 cases 1 death
Nevada 467 cases 0 deaths
New Hampshire 247 cases 0 deaths
New Jersey 1414 cases 15 deaths
New Mexico 232 cases 0 deaths
New York 2738 cases 63 deaths
North Carolina 483 cases 5 deaths
North Dakota 63 cases 0 deaths
Ohio 188 cases 1 death
Oklahoma 189 cases 1 death
Oregon 524 cases 5 deaths
Pennsylvania 1960 cases 8 deaths
Rhode Island 192 cases 2 deaths
South Carolina 244 cases 0 deaths
South Dakota 45 cases 0 deaths
Tennessee 283 cases 1 death
Texas 5151 cases 27 deaths
Utah 988 cases 16 deaths
Vermont 59 cases 0 deaths
Virginia 327 cases 2 deaths
Washington 658 cases 7 deaths
Washington, D.C. 45 cases 0 deaths
West Virginia 243 cases 0 deaths
Wisconsin 6222 cases 6 deaths
Wyoming 111 cases 0 deaths
Territories
American Samoa 8 cases 0 deaths
Guam 1 case 0 deaths
Puerto Rico 20 cases 0 deaths
Virgin Islands 49 cases 0 deaths
TOTAL (55)* 43,771 cases 302 deaths

So Swine Flu nor Bird Flu are scams thought up by the Government to make a profit such as Global Warming. Yet I DO agree that these vaccines need to be tested FULLY before they are mandated for use. Right now Swine Flu is easily treated and most recover from it. There has only been 302 deaths nationwide. Yet we have to be prepared if it DOES mutate into something worse than it is now. I will also highlight the link for the WebMD Article that they are referring to. Be right back with that.
Peter

Sources:
Vegsource.com - VIDEO: Swine Flu & "60 Minutes"
Web MD -
Swine Flu Vaccination May Target Schools

Swine Flu Shots Mandated at Schools

Health and Science Segment for Sunday 072609

Hey folks,

I just got done posting From the Emails for this Week and we learned that the folks over at vegsource.com are quite opposed to this. They provided a link to Web MD - Swine Flu Vaccination May Target Schools

Well, in this weeks Health and Science Segment, we are going to look at this article. Here it is.

Obama Administration Says H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine May Be Ready in October
By Todd Zwillich WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD July 9, 2009 --

Health officials are looking toward thousands of schools and day care centers to mount a possible mass vaccination program against the H1N1 swine flu this fall, government planners said Thursday.

The plan -- which still depends on unanswered questions of how easy a swine flu vaccine is to produce and how well it works -- could see tens of millions of doses targeted mainly at children beginning in October, Obama administration officials said.

OK so far so good. It is in the testing stages. But the wording here COULD be misleading. Read that again.

The plan -- which still depends on unanswered questions of how easy a swine flu vaccine is to produce and how well it works.

OK. Fine. But is it SAFE? Will the possible side effects of this new Vaccine be published and those taking it, or in this case the Parents of those taking this, be warned?

Swine flu has sickened an estimated 1 million Americans since it was first identified in the U.S. in the spring. Approximately 170 U.S. deaths have been reported.

Well according to the CDC that would be 302 deaths. But I do have to admit something. I keep hearing this One Million number of cases. Yet I find no proof of this. At any rate, this is still a MAJOR problem and we have to be vigilant.

The widely publicized outbreak was thought to have originated in Mexico. It sent health officials and manufacturers scrambling to produce a vaccine against H1N1 swine flu. Test lots of vaccine are soon to enter clinical trials to see how well the vaccine works in helping the body mount immune protection against the H1N1 swine flu virus and how many doses it might take to get that protection.

HOPEFULLY also the SIDE EFFECTS.

New infections continue across the U.S. this summer. Experts expect the virus to infect many more people in the fall, when flu viruses typically spread much more easily and outbreaks can take hold.

"Since the population that seems to be most affected is younger folks, school-aged kids, kids in day care centers, we may well partner with the schools, looking at those as possible sights for a vaccination program," said Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

At a meeting Thursday at the National Institutes of Health headquarters in Bethesda, Md., Sebelius urged state and local officials to "be prepared for the potential of a fall vaccination campaign."

Officials said they were planning on a voluntary vaccination program focusing on children, adults with underlying diseases, health care workers, and families of small children and infants.

"What we can't do is wait until October and then suddenly decide that we have very serious situation on our hands," Sebelius said.

Production of Swine Flu Vaccine

Five U.S. vaccine makers are ramping up production of an H1N1 swine flu vaccine. The vaccine is entering trials to test its effectiveness, and also to determine if it will have to be delivered in more than one dose.

Results of the trials are expected in August, said Anthony Fauci, MD, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. After that, companies are likely to start producing a vaccine with a plan to distribute doses by October.

"We're probably talking about tens of millions of doses in early October," Fauci said.

Bruce Gellin, MD, head of the National Vaccine Program at the Department of Health and Human Services, said companies could produce as much as 100 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine. "This is, if all goes well," he said.

At the same time, epidemiologists are closely monitoring the Southern hemisphere, where flu season is in full swing. Flu viruses mutate easily, and scientists are watching to see if the current H1N1 virus undergoes genetic changes that make it easier to spread, more resistant to vaccine protection, or more lethal.

Officials are also trying to coordinate with state and local officials. They need to set up protocols for vaccine distribution, anti-viral drug distribution, and guidelines for closing schools where infected students are found.

Hundreds of schools across the nation closed for days or weeks at a time during the spring after students became infected with swine flu. In New York City, where the outbreak was particularly strong, 55 schools closed, 900 people were hospitalized, and more than 45 people died.

Officials still have not decided exactly which age groups will be recommended to get the vaccine. That decision is likely to come at the end of July when the federal Advisory Council on Immunization Practices meets in Atlanta.

Anne Schuchat, MD, who heads the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, told state and local officials to expect "a very busy fall."

"This is a time for aggressive planning, and I hope you recognize that we have a lot to plan for," she said.


Look folks, I do not get the flu shot. I nearly never get sick. I do not believe all that much in the necessity of it. But I understand those that do. I understand that some folks want as much protection as they can get from getting sick. That is natural.

I do not agree with the folks that think this is all a scam for profit. But I DO agree that we need to make sure that we do NOT have a repeat of the 70s. Perhaps just as important as is it effective, we need to make sure that it is safe.
Peter

Sources:
Web MD - Swine Flu Vaccination May Target Schools

IWA for Sunday 072609

It IS all his fault. It may have been what he wanted at that.

Hey folks,

It's Sunday, time to wrap things up with the IWA. I want you to picture this. You go away. Be it work, vacation, family visit, Whatever. Two men come and throw themselves against your door, seemingly attempting to force entry into your home. Your Neighbor sees this. Do you want them,

A- To put themselves in danger and go to investigate this themselves?
B- Ignore it?
C- Call the Cops?

Now lets say it is YOU. After having a previous break in, your front door is broken and difficult to open. You and the Driver of the Car that brought you home are trying to open it forcefully. You get in. The Police arrive and question you on what is going on. They tell you that they are responding to a call about a break in at your residence. You then,

A- Refuse to cooperate with them?
B- Insult the Police Officer who arrived and cause a huge commotion, FOLLOWING him as he is attempting to leave.
C- ID yourself and thank the Officer for responding. Then thank the Neighbor for looking out for you?

Come on folks. Be honest. Any one in their right mind would pick C, and C. But not our Idiot of the Week. No, our Idiot picked B, and A, AND B. Yes of course I'm talking about Professor Gates. A man who's entire Career it to point out and highlight Racism and Race discrepancies. He makes his money being a Race Baiter. So it is no surprise that he did want he did.

You all know the story. Even President Obama got involved calling the White Officer Stupid. As I told you before, he did a poor job attempting to, uh, "clarify" his remarks, but he did show us how he sees things.

Now our Idiot himself is saying that he is willing to "move on" from all this.

"I told the president that my principal regret was that all of the attention paid to his deeply supportive remarks during his press conference had distracted attention from his health care initiative," Gates said. "I am pleased that he, too, is eager to use my experience as a teaching moment, and if meeting Sergeant Crowley for a beer with the president will further that end, then I would be happy to oblige."

{Sigh} It was a teachable moment. It taught us that Obama is a Racist and that Professor Gates is nothing more than a full fledged Race Baiter. Now it turns out that he may have very well WANTED to be arrested to begin with. According to the AP- Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

It was a marked change in tone for Gates, who in the days following his arrest gathered up his legal team and said he was contemplating a lawsuit. He even vowed to make a documentary on his arrest to tie into a larger project about racial profiling.

So he was already working on a project that this incident just happened to coincide with? Just a coincidence?

In an e-mail to the Boston Globe late Friday, he said: "It is time for all of us to move on, and to assess what we can learn from this experience."

We already learned it Professor. We already learn it. Congratulations Professor Gates, you ARE the Idiot of the Week. What teachable moment would you care to enlighten us about next?
Peter

Sources:
AP - Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Clinton a Stupid Schoolgirl, Obama defends healthcare proposal

As Obama attempts to destroy our Economy, Hillary is destroying our World standing.

Hey folks,

Did you catch this?

"She has made a spate of vulgar remarks unbecoming for her position everywhere she went since she was sworn in," North Korea's KCNA news agency quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying.

It said her comments earlier in the week that North Korean behavior such as a recent spate of missile launches was like an unruly child demanding attention "suggests she is by no means intelligent."

"We cannot but regard Mrs. Clinton as a funny lady as she likes to utter such rhetoric, unaware of the elementary etiquette in the international community.

"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping," the report added.

"It is our view that she can make even a little contribution to the implementation of the U.S. administration's foreign policy as secretary of State only when she has understanding of the world, to begin with."

The impoverished state insists that it is only trying to develop an atomic weapon to defend itself from what it considers as a hostile United States.
North Korea.

{Laughing} Way to go Mrs. Clinton. Who called North Korea an unruly child. Uh Hillary, unruly children seldom have NUCLEAR WEAPONS! {Sigh} I'm so glad we elected Obama and Crew. The world loves us so much more.

Meanwhile, last night was nothing more than what I told you it would be. A Snake Oil Salesman trying to sell you on a bill of goods that will do the opposite of what he is claiming.

I'm not going to waste my nor your time posting the Video, or transcript of this stupid speech last night. He said what he has been saying all along. He is lying through his teeth. Either intentionally or out of complete ignorance. I did find this excuse interesting and of course completely bogus. Why the rush?

"I'm rushed, because I get letters every day from families that are being clobbered by health care costs," Obama said.

ABSOLUTE BULL!! Care to produce these letters? How about putting these letters in one pile and the letters OPPOSING Socialized Healthcare in another, and lets see which one is bigger shall we?

The truth is, he is rushing this because as I pointed out to you yesterday, the more of you that find out what is actually in this, the harder if not impossible, it will be for him to get it passed.

Then of course he claims, "this isn't about me." YES IT IS. It is ALL about Obama. It always has been. It is about Government controlling every aspect of your lives. It will be devastating to him if the Sane kill this thing, but unlike some of my friends on the Right, I doubt this will "be the end of Obama." He will just move on to another aspect of his agenda. Most likely Amnesty. The arrogance of Obama was also clear last night.

"This debate is not a game," he said. "This isn't about me - I have great health insurance and so does every member of Congress."

Rather he said, it was about ordinary Americans who had been forced to "shoulder the burden of a problem that Washington has failed to solve for decades."

"We will pass reform that lowers cost, promotes choice and provides coverage that every American can count on," he said.

"And we will do it this year."


WHOA! We will do it this year? What happened to August? YOU happened folks. KEEP IT UP! As for "I have great health insurance and so does every member of Congress." Then if your Socialized Healthcare plan is so GREAT, one would assume that you and Congress will be switching to it if you get it enacted? Of course they won't. They have GREAT Health insurance, but they do not want you to have the choice.

I agree with House Republican Leader John Boehner

"If they try to fix our healthcare system like they've tried to rescue our economy, I think we're in really, really big trouble," he said.

Ain't that the truth. {Laughing} Just like any other program Government runs. Folks, nothing new last night. It was as I said it would be. This is STILL alive. We need to kill it for good now. Keep doing what you are doing. They are getting the message. Even if they do not want to hear it. Who is going to win? Obama or YOU. That is totally up to you. 2010 is becoming a scary date for them. Let them know this will guarantee it will be.
Peter

Sources:
Washington Post - North Korea calls Clinton vulgar, unintelligent
Baltimore Sun - Obama makes case on health
BBC -
Obama defends healthcare proposal

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama's Socialized Healthcare Takeover Meeting Friction

The Sane do not want it.

Hey folks,

This is good news. However, do not be ready to jump for, or raise your hand in victory just yet. It seems that the more of YOU out there that learn about Obama's Socialized Healthcare grab, the more of you out there are letting these Morons, that Obama wants to just stamp it yes, know that this would not be beneficial for their further Political ambitions. In other words, some in the House and Senate are starting to get the message that if they vote this in, YOU will vote them out.

Henry Waxman pulled the Healthcare bill from the Energy and Commerce markup yesterday. What this means is that Nancy Pelosi has pulled the bill. They do not have the votes. The Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats went up to the White House yesterday afternoon to be strong-armed by Obama. They're going to be working with the White House to make another run at Obama's Socialized Healthcare. It is not dead yet. But it IS meeting some serious friction. They got the message YOU have been sending them. Yet like with Amnesty, remember how close they were with that? They're going to regroup. They are going to pretend to be addressing the public's concerns. They will get their stories straight. They will change and intensify, along with focusing their lies and rhetoric. They will come back for another run with Obama leading the way as you saw yesterday and you WILL see tonight with his FORTH Prime Time Televised Propaganda Spiel.

Even Harry Reid is starting to make excuses why they will not meet Obama's August Deadline. He said this.

"The goal is not deadlines, the goal is comprehensive healthcare reform."

Now you may have heard that it was the "Blue Dog Democrats" that are blocking this. That is PARTICALLY true. But as the House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said, it is coming from "all directions."

"I want to make it very clear that there's progressives, Blue Dogs and everybody in between who have expressed concerns and we're working on that."

So what is the problem? The problem is YOU. YOU are learning what is actually in the Bill. You are learning the COST of all this. You are learning that either Obama is LYING or completely ignorant as to what is in the Bill. It CLEARLY states on page 16 that you will NOT be allowed to keep your own insurance and your own Doctors. Yet he keeps saying you can. When asked about this during a Blogger Conference call on Monday, Obama CLAIMED he had no idea that this was in there. He was asked this.

"Investor's Business Daily, they're saying that H.R. 3200 will make individual private medical insurance illegal. Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?"

Obama's response?

"You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you're talking about."

REALLY? Then he is completely and flat out lying, or he is completely incompetent. Yet yesterday with all this going on, he comes out and says that his Socialized Healthcare Plan was "closer than ever."

Tonight will be nothing more than a Snake Oil Salesman trying to sell you a bill of goods that will most likely do the OPPOSITTE of what he is claiming it will do. Nothing more, nothing less. It IS bad for the Country, and BAD for you. It WILL give the Government control over EVERY ASPECT of you life. I will repeat. This Bill WILL give the Federal Government control over EVERY ASPECT of your life.

AN old person that needs a costly operation? Nope. Give them drugs and let them die. Oh you smoke, No Healthcare for you. You drink? Nope. You are fat? Lose weight or else. You are pregnant? Well, depending on who you are, you make have assistance, or they make ask you to get an abortion. You want to do WHAT? No, no, no, THAT lifestyle choice can raise Healthcare Costs so you can not do it. It is illegal now. You get the point.

This is Socialized Medicine that will work out just like it does ANYWHERE else it has been tried. It will fail, destroying our Healthcare system that we have right now. Why does EVERYONE around the world come here for Healthcare? Because it is the BEST in the World. But not if Obama destroys it.

Yes, this is good news. Yes, it seems to be stalled right now. But NOW is not the time to celebrate. Now is the time to call, write, Email, whatever. Let them know that you are happy that they stalled this, but that they must finish the job. They must KILL the BEAST. Kill this bad Bill all together. Do not allow it to sleep and awaken later, DESTROY it now while it is sleeping. Make sure that they know, in a way that they can not ignore as you have been doing, that if they vote for this, you will vote them out. It really is just that simple.
Peter

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CIT Bails Out CIT, No Government Needed

The Free Market Works

Hey folks,

So I've been telling you, along with some others, that Bush was wrong. Of course, we have been telling you Obama is worse. Leave the Free Market alone and it will fix itself. Will some business go out of business. Yup. Will some people that should have never had the home loans they had have to give up their homes? Yup. Would the economy go on? Yes.

Whenever there is a business that does not meet it's needs, one of two things happen. They find a way to fix themselves, or there is someone else out there that steps up and takes over. One car company goes under, three more step up. Or, another steps in and takes over the one failing. Banks? Same thing. Insurance companies? Same thing. ANY industry, same thing.

Enter Bush, and the Liberals that have taken it to multiples nearly unmeasurable, throwing free money around. OF COURSE there will be many that put their hand out to receive it, regardless of the consequences.

Was the economy in rough shape before bailout mania began? Yes. Would it have fixed itself? Yes. A lot faster than it will take for us to UNDO what the Government has done.

All we kept hearing from the "Experts" and our Government is we must do this now. The end of the finical world is coming and unless we bail them out, it will be a world collapse.

One company in trouble that the Government said no to, because they are not Unionized, is CIT. So they are facing certain bankruptcy. They are in dire straights. There is no hope other than the government coming in and saving them? WRONG!

According to the AP - CIT secures $3 billion financing from bondholders By STEVENSON JACOBS and DANIEL WAGNER, AP Business Writers Stevenson Jacobs And Daniel Wagner, Ap Business Writers – 52 mins ago

NEW YORK – Commercial lender CIT Group Inc. confirmed late Monday that it has secured a $3 billion bailout from its bondholders, averting an immediate bankruptcy filing and giving the company some breathing room to restructure its debt.

It's a new twist in the financial crisis: A major bank on the verge of a last-minute rescue — only this time the bailout isn't coming from the government. The deal marks the first time since the banking crisis erupted that private investors are stepping in to save a big financial firm without federal help or oversight.


As it SHOULD have been done all along. "Only the Government has the resources to Bailout Fannie and Freddie." WRONG. "The Government is the answer." WRONG. This or that industry is "To big to fail." WRONG. The Free Market WORKS.

The lifeline for CIT, whose clients include Dunkin' Donuts franchises and clothing maker Eddie Bauer, aims to sustain the company long enough for it to rework its heavy debt load, which includes $7.4 billion due in the first quarter of next year. It does not guarantee CIT will avoid bankruptcy.

CIT said the rescue includes a $3 billion secured term loan with a 2.5-year maturity, which will ensure that its small and midsized business customers continue to have access to credit. Term loan proceeds of $2 billion are committed and available immediately, with an additional $1 billion expected to be committed and available within 10 days.


They had a problem. Those that have an interest it the company stepped up and is helping to save the company. They are getting their "Bailout" and it will be available FAR faster than any Government Bailout. They do not have to kowtow to the Government for the Government is doing NOTHING to save them. This is the way it would have happened if those in Government, including President Bush, left it alone. We would not have opened the door for Obama and Crew to spend us into record dept while fixing NOTHING.

"With today's announcement, our board of directors, management team, advisors, and a steering committee of bondholders, who are lenders under the term loan financing, are now actively focused on a restructuring plan that will better position our company for the long term," said Jeffrey M. Peek, CIT chairman and CEO, in a statement.

Again, this is the way it has always happened, and should have remained the way, it always happens. Make it or not on your own. If we allowed Fannie and Freddie, GM, or any of the other Bailed out companies on their own, they would have gotten creative, or they would have gone under, with others picking up the slack. If they did go away, it would have been a lesson to others, do not do what they did.

But we didn't. We threw around a bunch of free money that saved them, for a bit, and in turn said, it's OK. But it's NOT OK for our children and their children who will be paying for all this. This guy kind of get's it.

Scott Talbott, top lobbyist with the Financial Services Roundtable, which represents CIT and other big financial firms, said the government's seeming pullback from the banking sector was a welcome sign.

"When the government steps in, you disrupt the market," he said. "That was necessary to restore liquidity but distorted the free-market system. Now the exit strategy is becoming clear."


No it wasn't necessary. It just wasn't. They would have failed, people, including some Senators and Obama himself would have lost some money, some people may have been hurt in the short term, but we would NOT be in the financial mess Obama and Crew put us in. We would be NOWHERE NEAR in as bad a shape we are in now.

CIT Bailing out CIT PROVES that it can be done, and should have been done all along. I repeat. The Free Market WORKS. If after this they still fail? Well, then they fail. But it did not cost Tax payers Billions or Trillions of dollars. And THAT is the way it should be. It really is, just that simple.


Be right back with the "From The Energy Front" Segment in just a second.
Peter

Sources:
AP - CIT secures $3 billion financing from bondholders

Waxman-Markey State By State Facts

From the Energy Front 072109

Hey folks,

You want to know how Waxman - Markey will effect you? Where do you live? I live in Florida. So what is the impact on Florida? What about where you live? I'm talking about FACTS. Not rhetoric. Not agenda drive and State controlled Media "experts" telling you what may happen. I'm talking about the FACTS by those that will be involved in the REALITY of this BAD BILL.

API, The American Petroleum Institute, has put together new Fact Sheets, State By State, to give you the resources and the real facts as to how this will DIRECTLY effect the State, and those that live there. As for Florida?

Waxman-Markey Bill: Florida State Fact Sheet


What about where you live? Take the time and check it out. The API State by State Fact Sheets, will help you to understand the reality of the direct impact this BAD BILL will have on the State where you live and on you.

As I keep saying to you folks, ignorance and Elections have consequences. We have to slow this madness down. We have to educate ourselves and get ready for 2010. We have to let those in Congress KNOW that WE ARE THE BOSS, and WE are learning what they are doing and WE are not happy. It's time that WE as Americans, become Americans again. Stand up and say "Enough is enough, leave our country alone. Stop the insanity," and we need to bring true leaders back into power. Leaders that KNOW it is the free market, Freedom in general, that keeps this country great. We need to remind them that it is OIL that drives our Economy.

Alternatives are great. But we can not afford to destroy the Economy in the hopes of a decade from now, being able to reduce SOME of our dependence on foreign oil. We need to let them know, we are all for Alternative Energy, WHEN AE is READY to take over and fuel every aspect of our lives as oil does now. But we are NOT ready to abandon that of which works, for a dream that not yet exists.

Get ready, get educated, and when the time comes, LET THEM KNOW NOW, that you WILL Vote. But let them know, it will NOT be for those in power that are destroying the very country that they were elected to SERVE. Let them know that a new dawn will truly rise, and they will not be part of it if they continue to go down the road they are on. They do not seem to care. MAKE THEM CARE. No more Arrogance, ignorance, or agenda driven insanity. Let both sides know, WE WANT TRUE LEADERS. Servants of the People, not those who wish to have the People serve them.
Peter

Friday, July 17, 2009

Enough Is Enough

From the Emails 071709

Hey folks,

Happy Friday to you. Remember, this is my Son's Birthday Weekend coming up so NO Big Sunday Edition this Week. Joshua will be 4 on Sunday. Imagine that? However, since it is Friday, we will go to the Emails. Yes, some of you have gotten the message. New Email opntalk@gmail.com. I repeat again, DO NOT USE THE OLD ONE. I will not get it.

Now, you all know, I have been talking about this for years. Check the Archives. I told you that this New Liberalism is a Quest for Tyranny. I pointed out to you their own words and actions. I warned you about how Hillary was a Dictator in waiting. Obama comes along and he makes Hillary look like Reagan. He is not a Dictator in waiting, he is a Dictator in RISING.

For years I have been warning you about this. That this very country is at stake. I have been telling you HOW it could indeed happen here. It is now, right in front of your eyes. An ignorant populace is of the things Dictatorships are made of. Some in this country are still standing and applauding Obama as he strips away their Freedoms and changes this country's very foundation. Out of ignorance or worse, they are embracing Tyranny.

So today, BG sent this in. This is from the American Thinker - Enough Is Enough By John Griffing July 16, 2009, Time to WAKE UP AMERICA. Time to wake up. Time to CHOOSE

Tyranny has sprung up from amongst us. President Obama has waged a blitzkrieg on American liberty, and, in only a short time, undercut the Constitution of the United States with a brazen arrogance that should shock Americans into action.

President Obama's unconstitutional salvo exceeds even the most intolerable indulgences of the Bush Administration. President Bush was often brash and improper in his use of certain mechanisms, but President Obama has moved quickly far beyond the realm of comparatively benign Presidential Signing Statements. When our new President can appoint "Czars" to rule entire sections of American life without electoral accountability or even Congressional confirmation, we have entered the unholy realm of Dictatorship.

Presidents have made special "czar" appointments in the past, to aid in addressing key social or policy issues. But President Obama has turned this capability into direct seizures of power, brazen and unchecked. Obama's czars have usurped the roles of elected officials, with power over an ever-increasing scope of society. Pay is decided by a Czar. What can or can't be said on the internet is decided by a Czar. And the power of regulating all aspects of American private life has been transferred from multiple congressionally audited regulatory agencies to the new Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein. The environment, healthcare, finance, and the economy will all fall under the control of this Regulatory Czar, a man who has stated,

A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government... Democratic efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought not be rejected in freedom's name.

There's even a "faith-based" Czar to handle church issues. Separation of church and state appears to be somewhat more flexible as long as Obama is in power.

But for a true outrage, consider new Czar of Science, John P. Holdren, who, in a stunning display of unabashed evil, has actively advocated "compulsory abortion":

There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated...It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.

If that doesn't send a chill down your spine, consider his words, "All the children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons." Let that sink in: an American official supports forced abortion and the death of "grown persons." We know what that looks like. It has been official policy for years in Communist China.

Holdren defends his radical proposals with archaic scientific arguments revolving around the idea that too many people equal global poverty and hunger. But do not be fooled by the alleged "science" in support of "compulsory abortion." The issue is not whether the world population is exploding (an argument that has been completely discredited due to the fact that most western populations are shrinking.) The issue is whether or not government can force American women to kill their children.

Even pro-choice advocates should be outraged at the idea of bureaucrats ordering American women to turn their babies over to state butchers. And, despite Holdren's own personal belief that this wholesale slaughter can be justified "under the existing Constitution," the words, "No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process" make such a hollow justification meaningless.

All totalitarian regimes in history have one thing in common: population control. By controlling who conceives, government can mitigate the growth of ideas dangerous to their seizures of power. Families that teach American ideals can be gradually subdued until all Americans bow before the collective "we." How strange that liberty should end by the hands of a doctor with a vacuum and a scalpel. If this is not enough to wake the sleeping giant and arouse the fires of freedom, then we will surely perish as a nation.

Power is what Holdren and his pseudo-science is really all about. Holdren has long been a vocal supporter of a "planetary regime" to govern the affairs of the world. In his book, Ecoscience, Holdren wrote the words:

Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable...The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world....[i]

Holdren has elsewhere stated his goal of "de-developing" America. Obama's appointment of this Marxist militant says much about his true agenda.

Obama has done more to hasten America's demise than our enemies could have dreamed of doing. He must wake up every day with the words, "I can't believe I'm getting away with this" on his lips. His "change" is nothing less than the destruction of America as a free country. And there is nowhere to escape. America is the last stop in western civilization. Europe is in a state of economic decay, and has retreated into gated communities as an influx of Muslim colonials overspreads the European continent. France has 750 semi-sovereign Islamic kingdoms within its jurisdiction. If we lose freedom here, there will be nowhere left for the "tired, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free" to lay their heads.

Wake up America. Now is not the time to pat ourselves on the back for our racial sensitivity. We have proven that we are not a racist country, several times over. Now is the time to rise up against tyranny, before it consumes what is still left of the America we all know and love. Conservative, Liberal, black, and white must join hands against the despot that holds the freedom of generations in such contempt.

Every last man, woman, and child must take to the streets, or the last best hope of mankind will vanish for all time.


This is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT TRUE. It IS time to choose folks. It is time for you to decide if you are FOR America, Freedom, and Independence, or if you are FOR Tyranny and a Dictatorship. There is no more middle ground here folks. NONE! That is gone with a Vote that brought us the LWL in power, and a Vote to bring Obama into power. Now it's time to chose. Where do YOU stand?
Peter

LINK : American Thinker - Enough Is Enough By John Griffing July 16, 2009

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Clinton Overshadowed by Obama, They Are Not Happy

Not all is peachy in Libland.

Hey folks,

Happy Thursday. You know, I was actually over at the Washington Post reading about the Capital Police shooting someone. Of course, what would that lead you to believe? Yup. Nope. It turns out it was just a traffic stop and the guy ran flashing a gun so they shot him. No big deal. But While I was reading it, I caught this headline from the LA Times - Hillary Clinton's star power overshadowed, analysts say

Really? By whom I could never guess. So of course I had to click over to it. It's by Paul Richter July 16, 2009

The Secretary of State has seen her debut months dominated by her boss, President Obama, as well as a White House inner circle that has strong ties to him, observers say.

{laughing} REALLY? This is a great piece. I will share it with you because you have to fully understand these people to fully appreciate this piece.

Reporting from Washington -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Wednesday for a new "architecture of global cooperation" in a wide-ranging address aimed at raising her visibility as a chief voice of U.S. foreign policy.

Outlining her view of global relationships, Clinton said the administration's goal is to enlist more partners, including individuals and groups, as well as governments, in solving world problems.


OK so pretty standard so far.

"We will offer a place at the table to any nation, group, or citizen willing to shoulder a fair share of the burden," she said, speaking to an audience of experts at the Council on Foreign Relations.

OK.

Clinton reiterated the administration's positions on several key issues, including Iran and Middle East peace, without breaking new ground. She said that while the administration wanted talks with Iran, "the offer will not remain open indefinitely." Aides said Clinton has been eager to return to a full schedule of work after being largely sidelined for the last month by a broken elbow that forced her to cancel an overseas trip and other meetings. But some analysts believe that her problems extend beyond the injury, and that she has been overshadowed in her first six months as chief U.S. diplomat.

Iran? Why is the offer STILL open NOW? Of course, she will not answer that.

Though the former New York senator and first lady brought star power to her post, they say, the debut months of the administration's foreign policy have been dominated by her boss, President Obama, as well as a White House inner circle that has strong ties to him.

Some are NOT happy about that. This is where you have to KNOW these people as I do. This is where I need to help some of you to fully understand, not all is peachy in Libland.

Clinton has had to share the spotlight as well with other foreign policy heavyweights, such as Mideast envoy George J. Mitchell, Afghanistan-Pakistan representative Richard C. Holbrooke, and Vice President Joe Biden. Though administration officials insist that she is a major player in all top decisions, she has not been the leading voice so far on the urgent national security issues -- Iran, North Korea, Arab-Israeli peace, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq.

No. They just keep shipping her away. Out of the MMD {Mainstream Media Drones} spotlight. That is reserved for Obama himself. I love this following statement.

"It's fair to say that in the first six months it's been a very Obama-centric policy," said David J. Rothkopf, a foreign policy specialist and author, and a former Clinton administration official. "Obama has brought a huge break with Bush and Cheney -- he is the foreign policy." He said Obama has also been surrounded by influential aides, such as chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, senior advisor David Axelrod and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, who have often appeared as spokesmen for the new foreign policy.

THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS. He IS it. It is all about HIM. Not the country. Not YOU. HIM. It has and will always be about Obama to Obama. Now even some in the MMD are starting to realize this. They do not like that Hillary is being forced to be nothing more than a puppet. Actually, more like a pet.

State Department aides billed Wednesday's speech as a major foreign policy address and distributed excerpts in advance in an apparent effort to heighten interest.

It didn't work {Laughing}

State Department officials dismissed portrayals of Clinton as a secondary player.

Mascot, Pet, secondary player, whatever.

But some State Department officials have said there has been concern at the department that Clinton has not gotten enough credit for her efforts to date.

That's because it IS all about Obama. Obama's foreign policy is about Obama. Domestic Policy? Obama. Healthcare? Obama. Nothing else matters. Not to Obama, the Loons in Congress, or most of the Mainstream Media. Some are starting to get upset, and some Clintonites are becoming impatient with all this, but most are still clinging to that false hope of "The One." Obama. There can only be one. She ain't it, and that really ticks them off.

I told you why he was picking her. He was trying to make sure that she could not run in 2012. He was in essence throwing her a bone so she would allow him to play President and he would not have to worry about her. But with Obama doing her job, such as traveling the World on apology tour after apology tour, along with doing all the other posts jobs, Obama is not allowing her to do her's. She is just kept out of the way, and in essence, she is kept as nothing more than her name. No real power. No real job to do. This is all about Obama. Clinton? Clinton who?
Peter

Sources:
LA Times - Hillary Clinton's star power overshadowed, analysts say