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Friday, March 26, 2010

An Extended Leave of Absence

OPNTalk going off line.

Hey folks,

It is with mixed emotions I post this, this morning. This will be the last post for a while. I wanted to take time out to thank each and every one of you that have been with me from the beginning, and to all my new friends, thank you.

I've been Online since 97. From the early days at the Times Herold Record in NY, to EThepeople, all the various DBs and PBs. To the OPNTalk Blog itself, I have had the time of my life. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. I have lost some very DEAR Friends. I have debated with the best of them, spoke with people from all over the world. I have both learned and taught quite a bit.

As you know, I do not make money from the OPNTalk Blog. For me, it is SHEAR entertainment. For you, it infotainment. {Smile} I have really enjoyed the years we shared together. What you may NOT know, is that this all takes time. About one to two hours a day for the daily article. Scanning countless News outlets, research, finding pictures, and formulating it to post here, for you to take 5 minutes to read it. The Big Sunday Edition? Anywhere from 5 to 8 hours.

This is all time away from my family, and other things I need to take care of. Now, due to my recent health Issues, and the fact that I have been getting sick about twice a month, I need to rethink my priorities.

I have been spending a lot of time with my Boy, and my family lately. Hence, I haven't been here that much. Some of you have caught on that there was something up. Between my absence, and the fact that some of the posts have not been up to the usual standard of excellence that you have come to expect, some of you have started asking me privately if all was OK. Truth? No. Not really.

I'm not quite ready to shut it down all together yet. I do have every intention of returning sometime in the future. I have no idea, nor will I give a date as to when that may be. Rest assured though, I will stay in touch via the Emails opntalk@gmail.com, and will stay in contact on Facebook - Peter Carlock. If I do come to the conclusion that the time has come to walk away all together, I will post a final Farewell. Right now, I need to step back and rethink some things. Time will tell if I continue, or not.

Again, I do thank you all for being there. I DO thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers. Never say never. I may be back sooner than even I think. It's in my blood. I do wish you all well. Be well, be blessed, and Peace be to you all.

Sincerely,
Peter

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

219 Democrats Voted AGAINST America

They Voted TO Lay the Foundation of the New USSA.

Hey folks,

This Vote Sunday was no real surprise. All the way back to 2007, January 14, 2007, I posted this. Liberalism Is The Quest For Tyranny. I explained that there is a VERY distinct difference between New Liberalism, or "Progressiveness" is NO WHERE even CLOSE to what original Liberalism is. As a matter of fact, original Liberalism IS Today's Conservatism.

On Monday, November 03, 2008 in a repost, I explained Why Socialism Is Possible, even in THIS country.

On December 17, 2008 I asked you this. Is The USSA Inevitable?

Little Hitler in Iran. Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Kim Jong-il in North Korea, Putin in Russia, Castro in Cuba, now Obama in America? Is the new USSA, The United Socialist States of America, REALLY inevitable? I really am starting to think that it just might be.

I pointed out who Obama is AGAIN, who the people he surrounds himself with, AGAIN. I ended it with this.

“A new progressive direction for our nation” SOCIALISM He came out and said it. Well, it does not look like Bush is standing in the way anymore. It looks more like Bush is leading the way. In about 30 days, there will be no REAL opposition at all in Congress. There may not even be all that much opposition against the PROPAGANDA of the Mainstream Media, who simple write and report what they are told to.

Is the new USSA inevitable? It just may be.


With Obama and Crew? YES! There is little doubt about that now. This Vote Sunday night, in the dark, was the result of back smoke filled room deals. It was a result of 219 Democrats selling their Souls. They sold out America, the American People, and even themselves. History will show them to be who they are. TRAITORS. Insane Loons on a Quest for Tyranny. Governing against the Will of the American People.

However, to my Republican Friends, take heed, we are not going to defeat this by electing someone else that is just like them. No matter WHAT Party they claim to be from. One thing is for sure though, in all this, we KNOW that the current Administration and Congress ARE on this Quest for Tyranny and the only way to stop them in November 2010. VOTE THEM OUT. Let's stop this now and THEN let's send a message, WE NEED A REAL LEADER. We need a Conservative Leader. We need America BACK!

We need someone as determined to take America back, take Freedom back, as Obama and Crew is to destroy it. Those 30 Democrats that Voted against it? They deserve a second chance. All those Republicans that Voted, well, NONE Voted for it. However, for them, the RINOs? They need to be thrown out as well. Be who you are. But you are not worthy to be in charge if you can not even be truthful of who you are. Snow? McCain? Gramnesty? They need to be thrown out as well. You what to win? Find the Christies, Ryans, Rubios. Run with them. You WILL Win. Throw EVERYONE out that has a D, and Voted for this insanity. Talk about sending a message? And if Obama doesn't get the message, THROW HIM OUT TOO!

I firmly believe that he sees himself as Royalty. He truly wants to be King Hussein Obama of the Obamanation. Ruler of the New USSA. He is doing everything he can to bring it to be. It's time to remind those who Voted AGAINST America itself, just WHAT America is.
Peter

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hatsume Fair , Russia Says Screw You America

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Hey folks,

Welcome to the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog. We are live as live can be. Normally, I have everything ready to go by 12am Sunday, with the exception of the Preview. Can't post links to something that doesn't exist yet. However, today, I'm here live.

Just got in about 8:30 pm Saturday night. Spent all day at the Hatsume Fair At the Morikami in Del Ray. A great time had by all. Josh had a blast. Got some great pictures as well I will be posting sometime later over at Facebook. If you took the time to "Friend" me Peter Carlock, over there you would see I have the Chat open for a bit longer. I am actually chatting with some of you as I do the Big Sunday Edition. You can also follow me on Twitter - peteropntalk, Tom Sullivan Radio Listener's Club - Peter Carlock, and of course the Email, as always, opntalk@gmail.com

So the Hatsume Fair was great this year. A lot of people showed up dressed in their favorite Anime Characters. The Shows and displays were great. Josh made some new friends. The Music, Food, and Education was fun for all. If you ever get the chance to check it out, it's well worth the $12.00 administration to get in.

So getting a late start today. Coming right up?

Here is something that I'm sure is no concern for Obama. He is to busy smiling and waving at Muslims all over the world, dissing Israel, and attempting to jam Obamacare down our throats to worry about this. According to FT - Putin vexes US over Iran nuclear power By Daniel Dombey in Washington and Isabel Gorst in Moscow Published: March 18 2010 16:44 Last updated: March 18 2010 20:26

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister, promised on Thursday that Moscow would help Iran complete a civil nuclear power station by this summer, drawing criticism from Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state.

His remarks highlighted the continuing differences between the two powers over how to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Mrs Clinton was visiting Moscow on a trip partly designed to increase the pressure on Tehran by showing America’s unity with Russia.

But Mr Putin told a meeting held in Volgodonsk, southern Russia, that work to complete the Bushehr plant on Iran’s Gulf coast would soon be complete. “The first block of the Iranian atomic power station must be launched this summer,” he said.

Why?

Asked about Mr Putin’s remarks, Mrs Clinton said it “would be premature to go forward with any project at this time, because we want to send an unequivocal message to the Iranians”.

However, she added: “We have consistently said that Iran is entitled to civil nuclear power. It is a nuclear weapons programme that it is not entitled to.”


Nuclear Weapons are ALL they are concerned about. That IS what they are doing. You MORON.

Russian experts have been helping to build a light water reactor at Bushehr since the 1990s. Officials have previously said it would be finished this year.

Mrs Clinton is trying to build support for United Nations sanctions on Iran and has enjoyed more success in winning over Russia – which has signalled it could support limited measures – than other members of the Security Council such as China, Brazil and Turkey.

Appearing at the same press conference with Mrs Clinton, Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said sanctions on Iran should be aimed solely at preventing nuclear proliferation rather than having any broader impact on the economy.

He added that construction at Bushehr, a project originally intended to be completed about a decade ago, was in its final stages.

Russia and the US agree that Iran has a right to civil nuclear power and Bushehr is not at the heart of US fears that Tehran is working towards nuclear weapons capability.


Idiots.

Mrs Clinton said that if Iran “reassures the world, or if its behaviour is changed because of international sanctions, then they can pursue peaceful, civil nuclear power.”

{Laughing} Yeah, like North Korea Promised her Husband? Right before he GAVE them the technology? {Sigh} It goes on, but you get the point.

Going to fill my cup. Need it tonight. Be right back.
Peter

Obama backs plan to legalize illegals

It never stops.

Hey folks,

With these Loons in power, it never stops. They know what you think. They KNOW how you feel. They DO NOT CARE. I know everyone is watching what they are doing today with Obamacare. But behind the scenes, they are working on another Nightmare. Amnesty. According to The Washington Times - Obama backs plan to legalize illegals
Senators' plan 'promising
' By Stephen Dinan

President Obama gave a thumbs up Thursday to the outline of a plan to legalize illegal immigrants and create a flow of low-skilled foreign workers for the future, saying the immigration bill being worked on by a Republican and a Democrat is "promising."

That would be RINO Lindsey Gramnesty. He is No Republican.

In their broad blueprint, Sens. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, call for illegal immigrants to be put on a path to citizenship, offer green cards to keep high-skilled foreign university graduates and would create a temporary program for low-skilled workers, with some also getting the chance to become citizens.

The senators also proposed to turn all Social Security cards into tamper-proof IDs to be checked by employers when they are about to hire a worker. The cards would include biometric information designed to prevent counterfeiting -- but the senators said the information would not be stored in a government database.

"I congratulate Senators Schumer and Graham for their leadership, and pledge to do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year on this important issue so we can continue to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform," Mr. Obama said in a statement soon after the two senators published their blueprint in a column submitted to The Washington Post.

The carefully orchestrated rollout came just three days before immigrant-rights advocates expect at least 50,000 supporters to rally and march in Washington, D.C., calling for Congress to act. The organizers of the rally had met with Mr. Obama last week and told him he needed to embrace a bill or else the thousands of marchers would be told that he had failed to live up to his promises on this issue.

But the outline is just a first step in what's still a very rocky legislative path.

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said flatly that it can't pass.

"The bill doesn't have a prayer, because the American people oppose rewarding lawbreakers, which then encourages illegal immigration," he said. "Allowing millions of illegal immigrants to stay and take jobs away from citizens is like giving a burglar a key to the house. Illegal immigrants should return home and play by the rules like millions of legal immigrants."

And adding to the bill's troubles, Mr. Graham has warned Democrats and Mr. Obama that if they use the budget process to push health care through Congress -- known as reconciliation -- that could poison any chance for bipartisan cooperation on immigration.

Also, the blueprint is broad, and doesn't delve into many key details that could still split the coalition of labor, business, religious and ethnic groups that have joined together to try to pass a bill.

Still, Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, said backers have now checked off the first several steps on their to-do list: The senators have published their outline, Mr. Obama endorsed it, and earlier this week Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said he was looking forward to moving a bill through his committee.

Mr. Noorani said the next challenges are to see if more Republicans will jump onboard the effort, and to get commitments from House Democrats to move legislation through their chamber.

"We have a bipartisan framework that is going to define a piece of legislation. From here onward, it's a political and legislative battle to get the 60 votes we need [to pass the Senate] and the 218 in the House," Mr. Noorani said.

Congress last took up immigration in 2007, when President George W. Bush joined with Democratic leaders to write a bill. But a bipartisan majority of senators joined a filibuster to block the bill.

The supporters of the 2007 effort concluded that Americans didn't trust the government to secure the borders and enforce the laws, even as they were offering legalization, particularly since illegal immigration has only grown since a 1986 amnesty.

To combat that impression, Mr. Graham and Mr. Schumer said they'll include new enforcement at both the border and in the country's interior.

"Once it is clear that in 20 years our nation will not again confront the specter of another 11 million people coming here illegally, Americans will embrace more welcoming immigration policies," they wrote.

They have been working on the proposal for months, sorting out competing interests from business groups, labor unions and immigration advocates. They said their plan has four key components: a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, a program to let in future workers, the improvements in enforcement and the biometric Social Security cards to help employers weed out illegal workers.

The senators said their legalization would be a "tough but fair" program that would require illegal immigrants to admit they broke the law and make them perform community service and pay a fine.

Illegal immigrants would also have to demonstrate they are proficient at English and pass background checks to gain citizenship.

The plan would offer permanent legal status to foreign students who earn a post-graduate degree from an American university, and creates a future program for low-skilled workers. Businesses could only hire them if no American worker is available, and the number allowed would fluctuate depending on the U.S. economy's needs. Workers who have kept jobs for a long time and have proved valuable members of their community could earn permanent legal status.


If they get Obamacare passed. They WILL pass this also. This is why 2010 is so important folks. They will do whatever it takes to pass this also before then. Illegals becoming Legal overnight will be a lot of new Voters. Get the point?
Peter

Sources:
The Washington Times - Obama backs plan to legalize illegals

Flaws in Duke University Statement About High Fructose Corn Syrup

HFCS in the news again.

Hey folks,

Here is something that I have been following for a few years. High Fructose Corn Syrup. September 21, 2008 was my last update on this. OPNTalk - High-Fructose Corn Syrup Update In that, we learned that Time.com was telling us that it really wasn't as bad for you as first thought. I wrapped it up with this.

So I guess we may have yet another "Coffee issue." In other words, today is good, bad, good, tomorrow it may be bad again. Red Wine? You get the point. I guess just like with most things, just take it in moderation. Especially since it is in just about everything.
Peter

So now we learn, that apparently, Duke University did another study that shows it really IS bad for you. Well, of course, that does not sit well with the Corn Refiners Association. They just released this statement.

Flaws in Duke University Statement About High Fructose Corn Syrup

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A March 18, 2010 press release entitled "High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring" issued by Duke University incorrectly singled out high fructose corn syrup as being responsible for scarring in the liver and other liver diseases, when the underlying study for the release reviewed dietary intake of fructose containing beverages -- not high fructose corn syrup.

In the study "Increased Fructose Consumption is Associated with Fibrosis Severity in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease," researchers asked patients who were already diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to recall how many fructose-containing beverages they consumed over the prior year. Although the researchers acknowledged that beverages containing fructose accounted for only 50% of total dietary intake of fructose -- leaving out other important dietary sources of fructose such as fruits and vegetables -- they nevertheless elected to base the findings of the recall study on beverages sources only. Magnifying these problems with their data interpretation still further, the researchers counted intake of fruit juices and other beverages containing fructose from sugar, even though those beverages contain no high fructose corn syrup at all.

It should be noted that fructose has not been proven to be a cause of NAFLD in humans, and NAFLD subjects are compromised individuals with significant health problems which have very little to do with fructose intake. Moreover, associative studies of this kind are widely judged to be of low scientific value when trying to establish cause-and-effect, data from studies like this that are dependent on recollection of the study subjects are notoriously imprecise, and these studies are full of confounding variables and exceedingly difficult to control.

This study unnecessarily confuses consumers about the impact of dietary fructose. Fructose, or "fruit sugar," is safe and is commonly found in fruits, vegetables, fruit juices, table sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, and maple syrup.

For more information, please visit www.SweetSurprise.com.

CRA is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.

Source: Corn Refiners Association

OK So? Like I said, YOU be the judge. I issued you a challenge a while back to go into the Supermarket and just look around. HFCS is EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING. That's a lot of money. I encourage you to look into all the information out there, and YOU decide if it is good or not for you. Just like Coffee, Red Wine, ETC. YOU should be the one to make the final decision as to what to put into your body. the better educated you are, the better decisions you will make.
Peter

ABC News Paid Casey Anthony $200,000

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Hey folks,

Did you catch this? Turns out that the All Barack Channel, AKA, ABC, is under fire for paying a suspected MURDER of her own Child, $200, 000 dollars. According to AOL News - ABC News Paid Casey Anthony $200,000

(March 19) -- In journalism, paying sources for interviews is supposed to be a no-no. The promise of money in exchange for information violates the profession's ethical code and can often lead to dubious information.


Ethics in Journalism? True Journalism is dead. has been for a while. Remember a while back I posted evidence that the New York Times violates their own ethics daily. Now someone is questioning ABC?

But ABC News now says it paid $200,000 to Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, for exclusive rights to videos and pictures that ran on the network and its Web site.

ABC also conducted interviews with the Anthony family, but said in a statement that it paid only for images, never for interview access.

"In August 2008, we licensed exclusive rights to an extensive library of photos and home videos for use by our broadcast platforms, affiliates and international partners," ABC's statement read. "No use of material was tied to any interview."

The payments were revealed Thursday in an Orange County, Fla., court proceeding, which was concerned with whether Anthony can be declared indigent and thus receive a taxpayer-funded defense.


Which she GOT.

On Friday, Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland ruled that the state must pay some of the cost for Anthony's defense to ensure that she receives a fair trial. Anthony's defense team, who said they are working pro bono on behalf of their client, told the judge Thursday that Anthony's money from ABC had already been spent.

"Ethically, ABC is on very shaky ground," Fred Brown, vice chair of the ethics committee at the Society of Professional Journalists, told AOL News. "It's essentially paying for news, and any time you do that, you taint the news."

Paying sources for information is the stock and trade of publications like the National Enquirer, which broke the story of John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter and also the news that the former presidential candidate was the father of Hunter's daughter, Frances. In many of the Enquirer's stories on Edwards, a source who remained anonymous was paid by the publication.

"Ideally, news should be produced without any money changing hands," Brown said.


{Sigh} Folks, ABC sold out years ago. They no longer report the news. They report whatever they are told to. Buying news? Nothing new for them. And they and others, wonder why they are losing viewers and readership?
Peter

Sources:
AOL News - ABC News Paid Casey Anthony $200,000

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Not a Right Wingnut

Hey folks,

I love this. Some of the facts are not entirely accurate, yet she nails it. As you read this, remember, she is hardly a Right Wingnut. She is a Liberal. This is also one of the reasons they seemed to have DROPPED the "Slaughter Rule." Here it is.

WSJ - Now for the Slaughter On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier.

Excuse me, but it is embarrassing—really, embarrassing to our country—that the president of the United States has again put off a state visit to Australia and Indonesia because he's having trouble passing a piece of domestic legislation he's been promising for a year will be passed next week. What an air of chaos this signals to the world. And to do this to Australia of all countries, a nation that has always had America's back and been America's friend.

How bush league, how undisciplined, how kid's stuff.

{Laughing} OK. What about Israel? {Sigh} Anyway, his latest trip was more of a Vacation. it was to show his kids where he grew up. He was going to sign a statue of himself as a child. this is NOT a "State Visit." But she is right. he is nothing more than a CHILD playing President. The world already figured this out long ago. Glad to see some on the Left are starting to as well. Oh, I hear he rescheduled the trip right around when his kids get out of school for Summer Vaca. Back to our DLA Winner.

You could see the startled looks on the faces of reporters as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who had the grace to look embarrassed, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon. The president "regrets the delay"—the trip is rescheduled for June—but "passage of the health insurance reform is of paramount importance." Indonesia must be glad to know it's not.

The reporters didn't even provoke or needle in their questions. They seemed hushed. They looked like people who were absorbing the information that we all seem to be absorbing, which is that the wheels seem to be coming off this thing, the administration is wobbling—so early, so painfully and dangerously soon.

Thursday's decision followed the most revealing and important broadcast interview of Barack Obama ever. It revealed his primary weakness in speaking of health care, which is a tendency to dodge, obfuscate and mislead. He grows testy when challenged. It revealed what the president doesn't want revealed, which is that he doesn't want to reveal much about his plan. This furtiveness is not helpful in a time of high public anxiety. At any rate, the interview was what such interviews rarely are, a public service. That it occurred at a high-stakes time, with so much on the line, only made it more electric.


She is just catching on to this? Well, better late than never I guess.

I'm speaking of the interview Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report With Bret Baier." Fox is owned by News Corp., which also owns this newspaper, so one should probably take pains to demonstrate that one is attempting to speak with disinterest and impartiality, in pursuit of which let me note that Glenn Beck has long appeared to be insane.

That having been said, the Baier interview was something, and right from the beginning. Mr. Baier's first question was whether the president supports the so-called Slaughter rule, alternatively known as "deem and pass," which would avoid a straight up-or-down House vote on the Senate bill. (Tunku Varadarajan in the Daily Beast cleverly notes that it sounds like "demon pass," which it does. Maybe that's the juncture we're at.) Mr. Obama, in his response, made the usual case for ObamaCare. Mr. Baier pressed him. The president said, "The vote that's taken in the House will be a vote for health-care reform." We shouldn't, he added, concern ourselves with "the procedural issues."

Further in, Mr. Baier: "So you support the deem-and-pass rule?" From the president, obfuscation. But he did mention something new: "They may have to sequence the votes." The bill's opponents would be well advised to look into that one.

Mr. Baier again: So you'll go deem-and-pass and you don't know exactly what will be in the bill?

Mr. Obama's response: "By the time the vote has taken place, not only will I know what's in it, you'll know what's in it, because it's going to be posted and everybody's going to be able to evaluate it on the merits."

That's news in two ways. That it will be posted—one assumes the president means on the Internet and not nailed to a telephone pole—should suggest it will be posted for a while, more than a few hours or days. So American will finally get a look at it. And the president was conceding that no, he doesn't know what's in the bill right now. It is still amazing that one year into the debate this could be true.

Mr. Baier pressed on the public's right to know what is in the bill. We have been debating the bill for a year, the president responded: "The notion that this has been not transparent, that people don't know what's in the bill, everybody knows what's in the bill. I sat for seven hours with—."

Mr. Baier interrupts: "Mr. President, you couldn't tell me what the special deals are that are in or not today."

Mr. Obama: "I just told you what was in and what was not in."

Mr. Baier: "Is Connecticut in?" He was referring to the blandishments—polite word—meant to buy the votes of particular senators.

Mr. Obama: "Connecticut—what are you specifically referring to?"

Mr. Baier: "The $100 million for the hospital? Is Montana in for the asbestos program? Is—you know, listen, there are people—this is real money, people are worried about this stuff."

Mr. Obama: "And as I said before, this—the final provisions are going to be posted for many days before this thing passes."

Mr. Baier pressed the president on his statement as a candidate for the presidency that a 50-plus-one governing mentality is inherently divisive. "You can't govern" that way, Sen. Obama had said. Is the president governing that way now? Mr. Obama did not really answer.

Throughout, Mr. Baier pressed the president. Some thought this bordered on impertinence. I did not. Mr. Obama now routinely filibusters in interviews. He has his message, and he presses it forward smoothly, adroitly. He buries you in words. Are you worried what failure of the bill will do to you? I'm worried about what the status quo will do to the families that are uninsured . . .

Mr. Baier forced him off his well-worn grooves. He did it by stopping long answers with short questions, by cutting off and redirecting. In this he was like a low-speed bumper car. In the end the interview seemed to me a public service because everyone in America right now wants to see the president forced off his grooves and into candor on an issue that involves 17% of the economy. Again, the stakes are high. So Mr. Baier's style seemed—this is admittedly subjective—not rude but within the bounds, and not driven by the antic spirit that sometimes overtakes reporters. He seemed to be trying to get new information. He seemed to be attempting to better inform the public.

Presidents have a right to certain prerogatives, including the expectation of a certain deference. He's the president, this is history. But we seem to have come a long way since Ronald Reagan was regularly barked at by Sam Donaldson, almost literally, and the president shrugged it off. The president—every president—works for us. We don't work for him. We sometimes lose track of this, or rather get the balance wrong. Respect is due and must be palpable, but now and then you have to press, to either force them to be forthcoming or force them to reveal that they won't be. Either way it's revealing.

And so it ends, with a health-care vote expected this weekend. I wonder at what point the administration will realize it wasn't worth it—worth the discord, worth the diminution in popularity and prestige, worth the deepening of the great divide. What has been lost is so vivid, what has been gained so amorphous, blurry and likely illusory. Memo to future presidents: Never stake your entire survival on the painful passing of a bad bill. Never take the country down the road to Demon Pass.


AMEN! Truth is though, they KNOW it. They feel it IS worth it. They know that the American People do not want this. They do not care. They truly believe if they get this, they will no longer have to listen to the American People. They will be in charge of one sixth of the economy. They will be able to dictate to the American People EVERY ASPECT of their lives in the name of cost control of Healthcare. They KNOW what they are doing. This is an all or nothing move on Obama's part. All or nothing on the part of the Loons in Congress. They will attempt to jam this through by any means necessary.

However, I DO congratulate you Peggy Noonan, for having the ability to look at Obama with Logic and an Open Mind. You are the Winner of the Display of Logic Award this week. For having the courage to write this, you should get ANOTHER Award. The Bravery Award. {Smile} Like I said before Peggy. Better late than never.

You see, this is WHY Obama is having so many problems lately. People are waking up. Even those that were once on his side.
Peter

Sources:
WSJ - Now for the Slaughter

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Shear Delirium

Hey folks,

Time to wrap things up with the IWA. You know, there appears to be a severe disconnect between the Loons in Congress and REALITY. Well, there always is. But for our Idiot of the Week to come out and say this? When asked if he thought that the LWL {Left Wing Loons} would loose control of the House or Senate if they Vote for Obamacare, while appearing on CBS's "The Early Show," he answered this way. He said he believes the public will accept it once people understand it will end industry practices like declining coverage for pre-existing conditions and imposing monetary coverage caps. Then he said this.

"No, we don't think we're going to lose the majority."

Really? Yup. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says he doesn't believe Democrats will lose control of the House by jamming Obamacare down the throats of the Majority of Americans want nothing to do with.

EVERY poll out there, including Liberal Polls, only show the highest approval rate of 38 percent. No one wants this. MILLIONS of letters, phone calls, Emails, ETC. Protests in the Hundreds of Thousands. The American people have made it CLEAR. You vote yes, we WILL Vote you out. {Sigh}

So Hoyer thinks that once they pass it, YOU will then just accept it. Because once they pass it, you will understand that this is the Utopia that they have been telling you that it is. You know, those 4 people holding signs saying pass Obamacare? {Laughing}

Do they actually believe this? Seriously. Do they? I doubt it. Why? They do not have the Votes. STILL. As of Saturday night, they decided to drop the whole deem and pass thing.

House leaders announced that they would take a separate vote on the Senate version of the health-care bill Sunday, rejecting an earlier, much-criticized strategy that would have permitted them to "deem" the measure passed without an explicit vote.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said the House will take three votes on Sunday: first, on a resolution that will set the terms of debate; second, on a package of amendments to the Senate bill that have been demanded by House members; and third, on the Senate bill itself.


Then you have some in the Democrat Camp that want Obama to issue an Executive Order Banning the use of federal funds, AKA, your tax money, to fund Abortions. Why? This way, they feel those opposed to it due to the fact that the Senate Bill DOES allow this, will then Vote for it because of an Executive Order. Problem is, an Executive order can be reversed. So Obama COULD issue one. The House Votes. The President signs the Senate Bill which makes Obamacare Law of the land. Obama Reverses his own Executive Order. President Reagan used an EO to bar the use of federal funds for advocating abortion. President Clinton reversed this order when he came into office. Nowhere does it state that a President can NOT reverse his own EO.

No folks, they KNOW they are going to loose on this. They know they will loose BIG time. This is why they are doing all this maneuvering. Why they are playing all these games. For House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to say he doesn't believe Democrats will lose control is just completely asinine. Congratulations Steny, YOU are the idiot of the Week. I suppose you have some swamp land or a Bridge to sell your colleges as well? Anyone that believes you will not loose big time over this, would be willing to buy anything. I'm sorry, but I just do not think even THEY are this stupid.
Peter

Sources:
Newsmax - Hoyer Says Democratic Majority in House Is Safe
Washington Post - Obama delivers plea to 'help us fix this system'
Washington Post - House Democrats seeking executive order on abortion funding

Friday, March 19, 2010

Legal Foundation to File Immediate Constitutional Challenge

"Think they'll win?"

Hey folks,

They are not alone. MANY Legal groups all over the place, are sitting by, watching, waiting. If the Loons attempt to pass Obamacare, in any other way than a straight Up or Down Vote, they are ready to sue. Then you have those that are ready to challenge the Constitutionality of Obamacare itself.

Here is the Email of the Week.

Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation to File Immediate Constitutional Challenge If House Dems Try to Pass Health-Care Without Actually Voting on It Wednesday, March 17, 2010 By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor

(CNSNews.com) – Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark Levin, who served as chief of staff in the Reagan Justice Department, said he plans to file an immediate lawsuit if House Democratic leaders try to use an unconstitutional manuever to pass the Senate health care bill without actually having to vote on it.




“I cannot predict if we would win or lose--this is not as simple as some would have you believe--but I want to put the marker down right now and make it clear to members of the House of Representatives who think the quickest way to pass this is to adopt a rule that assumes that they voted on an underlying bill when they didn’t--that is going to be challenged if they do it,” Levin said on his nationally syndicated radio show Tuesday evening.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated on Monday that she might attempt to use a procedure -- dubbed “deem and pass” – to pass the measure without actually having lawmakers vote on it.

Essentially, instead of House members casting their votes on the Senate version of the health-care bill, the House would vote on a package of “fixes” made to those parts of the Senate bill to which House members object.

Under the House’s “self-executing rule” provision, if the lawmakers pass a rule that says passing the “fixes” is the same as passing the actual bill -- then the House would magically "deem" the health-care bill to be “passed.” The "rule" itself would be sponsored by the chairman of the House Rules Committtee, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.).

Levin, a former top attorney in the Justice Department during the Reagan administration who currently serves as president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, reiterated that “no one can predict the outcome,” and he said he was not going to tip his hand by revealing too much of the legal strategy behind the lawsuit.

“What I’m trying to do, though, is make it very clear to those Democrats who are on the fence, and who think that this somehow is going to protect them, that it won’t because we’re going to expose you,” Levin said.

Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution states: "Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively.”

House action could come by the end of the week.


Yeah now they are talking Sunday. I love this I idea. If you can not get through by calling 877-762-8762, or 202-224-3121, then send them over night, one page. VOTE NO! They are being inundated , their phone lines are jammed, and now they are going to be blanketed in one page notes from you. Vote No. I love it.

The sad thing is this though. As I told you before, they will try to pass this "By any means necessary." This is why people like Levin, people like the American Center for Law and Justice, and may others out there are ready and waiting.

Oh this is to funny. Did you catch AP - Democrats push toward Sunday vote on health care today. They have a picture of like 5, no, four people holding signs supporting Obamacare. {Laughing} They fifth is just a guy walking by. {Laughing, banging hand on desk} How many pictures do you think we will get tomorrow of the MASSIVE Rallies that WILL be in DC? This LAME Picture is, uh, I guess, meant to give you the illusion that people, a lot of people, WANT Obamacare. Just NOT the case. Sorry, even the most LIBERAL polls out there only show like 38 percent want it. And THAT is fudging the numbers upward.

But they are still going to attempt to pass this Socialistic Agenda that NO ONE WANTS. They do not care what you think. Will Levin and the others win? I do not know. In a SANE World, I would love to think so. But we have Loons in charge and running the show. This is why it will be FAR better to kill it, than it will be to deal with it after.
Peter

Sources:
CNS News - Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation to File Immediate Constitutional Challenge If House Dems Try to Pass Health-Care Without Actually Voting on It

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Open Letter to House Members Voting Yes For Obamacare

Simply the truth.

To: All Congress people in the House
From: Peter Carlock, Concerned American
Ref: Voting Yes for Obamacare
Date: March 18, 2010

Dear Congress People on all sides. Today is said to be the day. If not today, then very soon, you will be lead to the House floor and asked to Vote. I do not care what they call it, I do not care if they "Deem it Passed," and tell you you are NOT voting for the Senate Version of Obamacare. I do not care what lies and stories they tell you. If you Vote Yes, you Vote AGAINST America itself.

History will hold you accountable for your Vote. This is no longer about politics. This is not about ideological differences. This is not an us verse them moment. This is not now, nor has this ever been about Healthcare. America itself is at stake. The Constitution DEMANDS that this receive a Up or Down Vote. Anything other than this is Unconstitutional and therefore Un-American.

I also do not care what your Party Leaders are telling you. I do not care what the Mainstream Media are reporting. Even THEY, can no longer hide the fact that NO BODY wants this. Your Leaders are attempting to legislate AGAINST the Will of the American People. They are getting creative to say the least, but none of what they are attempting to do can pass the Constitutional Test. Yes or No. Everything else is bogus.

So YOU, now stand on the horizon, the future of this country is now in YOUR hands. If you chose to Vote yes, you BETRAY America. You BETRAY all those that put you into office. YOU will be held accountable, and labeled a TRAITOR. You will NOT;

Be insuring uninsured.
Lowering Healthcare Costs.
Creating a Utopia of Free Healthcare for all.

You WILL be:

Destroying the Greatest Healthcare System in the world.
Turning over one sixth of the Economy to Obama and Crew.
Creating a Socialistic Society.

What is the price of your Soul? How much can YOU be bought off for? Are you a TRUE Servant of the People? A True American? Or are you nothing more than a Greedy, useless pawn, that the Leadership will sacrifice to get their way?

This is NOT Politics as usual. This is not what Americans will simply accept if you Vote it in. This is NOT something that Americans will forgive. We will NEVER Forget. We WILL Vote you out of office FOREVER. You are DONE. A Yes Vote, IS Political Suicide. Make no mistake about it. The People have spoken. Are you listening?

Obama is NOT god. The Liberal "Progressive" Leadership are NOT Royalty. We ARE America. Home of the FREE. We will NOT allow you to take that freedom away. We will not sit back and allow you to destroy our very country. We will not REST until each and ever one of you that Vote Yes and PERMANENTLY Removed from office. We will not stop until the damage that is done, is reversed. We will STAND STRONG. We will Unite as true Americans do, whenever a threat rises it's ugly head toward our GREAT Country and we will DEFEAT that threat. We WILL BE AMERICANS. Will you?

Vote NO. Be the Servants of the People that you promised to be. Stand with us, or be destroyed BY us. The choice is yours. Chose wisely. There is no do overs. There is no forgiveness. Yes or No. Vote No. Put this Monster out of it's misery, then lets get back to working together for the true betterment of the Country. It really is, just that simple.

Peter Carlock

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Surprise, Israel US Ties Strained

As I said, Obama is no Friend of Israel

Hey folks,

I know there is other news out there. I really do. Obama still attempting to shove Obamacare on all of us by "any means necessary." Well, we still do not know if he will succeed. I know, I know, most think they will. Most think that the Loons will Vote themselves out of office to get this for Obama. We'll see.

But what I want to talk about is something that perhaps is even more important than all that. Yes. If we get Obamacare, it will be difficult to reverse it, but NOT impossible. However, it will only take ONE Bomb, and Thousands of US citizens will be lost forever. A US City will be gone. Our enemies will rejoice.

While Obama breaks every promise he makes, spends us into bankruptcy, and is obsessed with the take over of One Sixth of the US Economy, our enemies continue planning. Our Allies continue questioning our loyalties. Obama is failing again.

I have been telling you for some time that Obama is no friend of one of our oldest and dearest allies. Israel. 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. He even said that Iran has "legitimate aspirations" when discussing their Nuclear Quest. 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. Now? Once again. According to Reuters - CORRECTED-Israeli envoy sees "historic crisis" with U.S.-report

Reuters - Tuesday, March 16 JERUSALEM - Israeli-U.S. relations have hit a 35-year low over a West Bank settlement plan that threatens to derail peacemaking efforts with the Palestinians, Israel's envoy to Washington was quoted as saying on Monday.

The comments attributed to Ambassador Michael Oren, a noted Middle East historian, clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's assurances that the row resulting from a settlement announcement deemed "insulting" by the Obama administration was under control.

"Israel's ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions," the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted Oren as telling other Israeli diplomats in a telephone briefing over the weekend.

The remarks, also carried by other Israeli media, appeared to refer to U.S. pressure in 1975 for an Israeli redeployment in the Egyptian Sinai, occupied by Israel since the 1967 war and the site of renewed fighting in 1973.

Israel's Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment.

An Israeli plan to build 1,600 more homes for Jews in West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem was announced during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden aimed at ushering in indirect peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

In unusually blunt language, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israel's behaviour "insulting." In a CNN interview on Friday, she said bilateral ties were "not at risk. I mean, our relationship is durable and strong."

Netanyahu, who has vowed to continue building in and around Jerusalem while reining in construction of Jewish settlements on other occupied land where Palestinians seek a state, voiced regret for what he described as bureaucratic happenstance.

"We know how to deal with these situations -- with equanimity, responsibly and seriously," he said on Sunday.

A U.S. envoy is due back in the region later in the week to try to get peace talks, suspended since December 2008, under way. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had resisted restarting negotiations without a total Israeli settlement freeze.


Folks, I'll say this for Netanyahu, he has FAR more patients than I. Israel no longer TRUSTS us. Thank you Obama. But thankfully they are not willing to turn their back on us, YET.

Of course the US State Department reaffirmed Israel remains a strategic Ally of the United States, at the same time, telling them to stop building on their own land.

Folks, Obama is completely incompetent when it comes to foreign affairs. He seems truly clueless. We have a LONG standing and WRITTEN Treaty, AKA, FRIENDSHIP, with Israel, and the islamofascists want us dead. Who is our friend? Whom should we be looking out for? Whom should be looking out for us if say someone like Iran was to launch an attack? I guess according to Obama, that would be, uh, Iran?

Like I said, this is no surprise.
Peter

Sources:
OPNTalk - NYT - Black Market Shows Iran Can Adapt to Sanctions
OPNTalk-
Completely Surreal. Thank You Obama
OPNTalk-
Obama Attacking Israel
OPNTalk-
US Tells Israel Stop Ranting and Raving About Iran
OPNTalk-
Obama States Iran's Nuclear Quest is "legitimate aspirations”
Reuters -
CORRECTED-Israeli envoy sees "historic crisis" with U.S.-report

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Demand Less, Than Projected, Yet, Projected Increase

More Reasons to increase ACTUAL supply.

Hey folks,

Happy Tuesday to you. Back in the Chair. Got in late Sunday, feeling OK. Not GREAT, but OK. Time to try to get into a semi normal routine at lease.

So it seems that the US Energy Battle has focused on Virginia as of late. Our friends over at Energy Tomorrow have a Great piece about this posted Friday U.S. Energy Policy is 'Stuck in Neutral' And Another Step Toward Offshore Drilling posted on Thursday. So why is this so important? Why is it so important that America use it's OWN Natural Resources, instead of throwing all this money at Alternatives and "Going Green?" What is the point?

The point is articles like THIS. From RTE Business - Oil lower on concerns over demand Monday, 15 March 2010 07:35

Oil prices extended losses in in Asian trade on worries of weak demand in the US, the world's biggest energy consumer.

New York's main contract, light sweet crude for April delivery, shed 42 cents to $80.82 a barrel. The benchmark futures contract had briefly topped $83 on Friday.

Brent North Sea crude for April was down 49 cents to $78.97 a barrel.

Oil prices fell on Friday after news of a surprise decline in consumer confidence in the US, triggering concerns about demand in the world's biggest economy.

The University of Michigan's consumer confidence index dropped for the second consecutive month in March, to 72.5 from 73.6 in February, instead of rising to 74 as analysts expected.


OK. This all makes sense. I know many of you out there have been getting EXTREMELY upset over Gas going up over $2.80 again, when the Economy remains stagnant at best. This last two lines are WHY so many people DO get upset with Speculators, Traders, and "Big Oil" in general.

Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency raised its forecast for global demand in 2010 Friday citing an 'astonishing' growth trend of 28% in China as advanced economies emerge from recession.

The agency revised its forecast to 86.6 million barrels per day from its projection last month of 86.5 million - a 1.8% increase from 2009 demand levels.


Yeah I know. We here in America, losing our home, Jobs, and financial securities, WE DO NOT CARE about what is going on in China. But OIL IS a World Wide Commodity. Hence, it is controlled by Supply and Demand on that World Scale.

Now the raw estimates remain that the United States consumes about 20 million barrels of oil products per day (bbl/d) Of that, almost half is used for motor gasoline. The rest is used for Distillate Fuel Oil, Jet Fuel, Residual Fuel and other Oils. Each Barrel of Oil contains 42 gallons (159 L), which yields 19 to 20 gallons (75 L) of Gasoline. So, in the United States, something like 178 million gallons of Gasoline is consumed every day. If we have to stop driving as much, demand goes down. This SHOULD, in all logical sense, bring the Price of gas down. Yet, LOGIC and REALITY dictates, that if we reduce by 10 percent, yet somewhere like China INCREASES like 12 to 15 percent, OUR Gas Prices will either remain that same high level, or may even go up. Supply and Demand still very much in effect, just NOT the US controlling it.

So what do we do? DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, USE OUR OWN RESOURCES! Remember what happened when Bush just said, "We will Drill." ???? Prices World Wide CRASHED. Over night. Gas prices started to plummet. Then the Libs go into office, and started playing games and stalling. Then Obama and Crew got in? Prices started to and continue to rise. We just mention drilling and adding to the Supply, prices react quickly. Imagine if we stopped talking about it, and actually DID.
Peter

Sources:
RTE: Oil lower on concerns over demand

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leave Of Absence

OPNTalk On Vacation.

Hey folks,

OK. I'm sick again. Been sick since Thursday last week and continues today, Wednesday 031010. I'm not feeling any better, nor really any worse. Just there. So I will be taking a leave of absence until Tuesday, next week, 031610.

No I'm not counting on being sick that long. Better not be. I will be heading to Miami on Friday until Sunday this Weekend. I already planed on not being here this Weekend, however have to extend it due to the Illness.

So feel free to continue to Email, opntalk@gmail.com, get your thought of the day at Facebook- Peter Calock, and I will, return here, God willing, on Tuesday 031610. Have a great week and Weekend, I'll see you then.

Peter

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Further Evidence Alternatives Just Not There

Difference in Free Market, and Government Prop.

Hey folks,

This was interesting in the New York Times, non-the-less. According to the NYT - Solar Industry Learns Lessons in Spanish Sun By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

PUERTOLLANO, Spain — Two years ago, this gritty mining city hosted a brief 21st-century gold rush. Long famous for coal, Puertollano discovered another energy source it had overlooked: the relentless, scorching sun.

Armed with generous incentives from the Spanish government to jump-start a national solar energy industry, the city set out to replace its failing coal economy by attracting solar companies, with a campaign slogan: “The Sun Moves Us.”

Soon, Puertollano, home to the Museum of the Mining Industry, had two enormous solar power plants, factories making solar panels and silicon wafers, and clean energy research institutes. Half the solar power installed globally in 2008 was installed in Spain.

Farmers sold land for solar plants. Boutiques opened. And people from all over the world, seeing business opportunities, moved to the city, which had suffered from 20 percent unemployment and a population exodus.


Great! What a glorious story. You see, you see? Get away from Big, Bad, Oil, and other DIRTY Energy and prosper. Save the Planet. Follow their Lead!!!! But Wait?

But as low-quality, poorly designed solar plants sprang up on Spain’s plateaus, Spanish officials came to realize that they would have to subsidize many of them indefinitely, and that the industry they had created might never produce efficient green energy on its own.

The industry the GOVERNMENT Created. THAT'S the problem. Yes, of course, ALL these people flocked to Spain to jump on this band wagon. Why not? The Government was going to pay them no matter if it worked or not. FREE MONEY. Couple that with them having the then bragging rights of being "Green," who wouldn't want to go there.

Let's see. Spain has more than abundant and consistent Sunshine. Then Government will pay you no matter what. Bragging rights. Status. ETC. However, then reality set in. Even in this "IDEAL" situation, it FAILED!

In September the government abruptly changed course, cutting payments and capping solar construction. Puertollano’s brief boom turned bust. Factories and stores shut, thousands of workers lost jobs, foreign companies and banks abandoned contracts that had already been negotiated.

“We lost the opportunity to be at the vanguard of renewables — we were not only generating electricity, but also a strong economy,” said JoaquĆ­n Carlos Hermoso Murillo, Puertollano’s mayor since 2004. “Why are they limiting solar power, when the sun is unlimited?”

Puertollano’s wrenching fall points to the delicate policy calculations needed to stimulate nascent solar industries and create green jobs, and might serve as a cautionary tale for the United States, where a similar exercise is now under way.

For now, electricity generation from the sun’s rays needs to be subsidized because it requires the purchase of new equipment and investment in evolving technologies. But costs are rapidly dropping. And regulators are still learning how to structure stimulus payments so that they yield a stable green industry that supports itself, rather than just costly energy and an economic flash in the pan like Spain’s.

“The industry as a whole learned a lot from what happened in Spain,” said Cassidy DeLine, who analyzes the European solar market for Emerging Energy Research, a firm based in Cambridge, Mass. She noted that other countries had since set subsidies lower and issued stricter standards for solar plants.

Yet, despite the pain that Spain’s incentives ended up causing, in many ways they fulfilled their promise, Ms. DeLine said.

“Even though incentives can create bubbles and bursts, without them this industry won’t take off,” she said. “The U.S. is really behind Europe on this, and if we wait until solar is cost-competitive on its own, we may miss the boat and an opportunity to shape the market.”


So even though it's a FAILED experiment. The US needs to jump aboard. {Sigh} Look. Here is the reality.

What may work OK in Florida, will not work in Seattle. What may work in Chicago {Wind} will not work in NY. ETC. That is just reality. Let's say our Government, like with Ethanol, start paying people free money for nothing, people will come and take it. YOU will pay for it through more taxes, and NOTHING will be solved.

Lets look at the free market. I'm sitting around one day and discover ABC. I think to myself, I can create ABC, and make it do XYZ. My Neighbor sees my ABC, and says "I want one." I comes up with a cost, say $19.95, go to a Manufacturer, who finds they can create ABC for $4.00, sell it for $29.95. They make money, I make money. People start seeing ABC, they HAVE to have it. ABC becomes the next big thing. Stores open up for the sole purpose of ABC and helping you to XYZ. Now it becomes this multi BILLION Dollar industry. I'm a Billionaire. The Manufacturer is making Billions. The little Stores popping up and creating jobs, and making Money. EVEN the GOVERNMENT is happy, they are making A LOT of money through Taxation.

Now, lets look at government subsidized market. I'm still siting around and discover ABC. I go to the Government, and the GOVERNMENT pays a Manufacturer money to produce ABC if it works or not. The Government then goes out and PAYS people to open Stores. Through tax breaks and incentives, they are holding these store up. Then the Government starts offering YOU an incentive to BUY ABC. Some do, others want nothing to do with it. Then more and more people come looking for the handout. When the Government goes away, taking it's free money with them, people with their hand out will go away also. A failed venture will take YEARS to fail, being propped up, as opposed to not even beginning in the first place.

I say, if Solar is so great. Let it develop on it's own. If Wind is so great. Let IT develop on it's own. Let these do whatever they do in the Free Market. Meanwhile Drill here, Drill now, and reduce energy costs to reasonable levels. Increase energy supply. Do not worry. The Free Market WILL make the switch to Alternatives as soon as they are VIABLE. As soon as the are perfected, or at least profitable and sustainable on their own.
Peter

Sources:
NYT - Solar Industry Learns Lessons in Spanish Sun

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Obama Checking YOUR Emails, Amnesty Revisited

"All" is the Key Word.

Hey folks,

Welcome to the OPNTalk Blog, Big Sunday Edition. Glad you could stop by. You can also follow us on Twitter - peteropntalk, Facebook - Peter Carlock, Tom Sullivan Radio Show Listener's Club - Peter Carlock, and the Email, as always, is OPNTalk@gamil.com.

The key word here is "All." Last week, I told you how Obama To Take Control of the Internet Well, this week, according to the Wall Street Journal - Details of “Einstein” Cyber Shield Disclosed by White House By Siobhan Gorman

The Obama administration lifted the veil Tuesday on a highly-secretive set of policies to defend the U.S. from cyber attacks.

It was an open secret that the National Security Agency was bolstering a Homeland Security program to detect and respond to cyber attacks on government systems, but a summary of that program declassified Tuesday provides more details of NSA’s role in a Homeland program known as Einstein.

The current version of the program is widely seen as providing meager protection against attack, but a new version being built will be more robust–largely because it’s rooted in NSA technology. The program is designed to look for indicators of cyber attacks by digging into all Internet communications, including the contents of emails, according to the declassified summary.


"All." Is there any other way to say it? This means that even the CONTENTS of your own Private Emails will be in View of Big Brother. You were upset with Bush? Even Bush did not have THIS technology.

Homeland Security will then strip out identifying information and pass along data on new threats to NSA. It will also use threat information from NSA to better identify emerging cyber attacks.

Or use to identify someone as an "Enemy of the State." In which case, the Administration can use other "Laws" to shut you down, watch you, or just come get you out of your home. Talk about a slippery slop?

NSA’s role is a careful balance because of the political battles that ensued over the agency’s role in domestic surveillance in the George W. Bush administration. Declassifying details of the NSA’s role, in a program initially developed during the Bush administration and continued in the Obama administration, will likely ignite new debates over privacy.

The White House’s new cyber-security chief, Howard Schmidt, announced the move to declassify the program in a speech at the RSA conference in San Francisco–his first major public address since assuming the post in January. He said addressing potential privacy concerns was one of the ten initial steps he planned to take. “We’re really paying attention, and we get it,” he said.


But they are still building this NEW monstrosity. Just something to think about.

Coming right up today?

Offensive To Ask For Truth?
Obama Reaches Out To Muslims, Muslims HATE Obama
Best, Non Failing, Diet Ever. Works Every time, With Everyone
DLA for Sunday 030710
IWA For Sunday 030710

So the President said he is going to take a LASER Like approach to Jobs. Right? Well, we know that was a lie. All we keep hearing about is Obamacare. But wait, what's this? According to the AP - President to meet with key senators on immigration By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press Writer, Fri Mar 5, 9:06 pm ET

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to focus attention on immigration next week by meeting at the White House with two senators crafting a bill on the issue.

White House spokesman Nicholas Shapiro said Obama will meet with Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday.


Lindsey GrAMNESTY. Go figure.

The president is "looking forward to hearing more about their efforts toward producing a bipartisan bill," Shapiro said Friday.

WRONG. GrAMNESTY is a RINO. He needs to be voted out as well.

The meeting will be the first Obama has had with Schumer and Graham on the proposal they are developing since they began focusing on it last year.

Immigration has taken a back seat to the economy and health care on Obama's agenda since he took office just over a year ago. Immigrants and their advocates — promised by then-candidate Obama that he would tackle the issue in his first year as president — have been growing frustrated by the inaction.

Several community groups planned to vent some of that frustration in a news conference Monday in Washington. The groups also are trying to organize tens of thousands of people from around the country for a March 21 demonstration in Washington.

"The president's commitment to fixing our broken immigration system remains unwavering," Shapiro said.


Ah yes. Amnesty. That will help fix our Job situation. That will help fix our Economy. That will fix our Healthcare. {Sigh} Folks, keep all these things in mind in November. These people do not care about you. They care about themselves. They care about being re-elected. 12 to 20 million INSTANT Citizens are a lot of Votes. Get the point?

Going to fill my cup folks. Today's coffee? Seattle's Best "Cinnabon" www.seattlesbest.com. Go get yours, and meet me right back here.
Peter

Sources:
Wall Street Journal - Details of “Einstein” Cyber Shield Disclosed by White House
AP - President to meet with key senators on immigration

Offensive To Ask For Truth?

Why not answer the question?

Hey folks,

Did you catch this? A new Ad by Keep America Safe has raised the ire of the Lib Left. Why? Well, most likely, and the easy answer is this. One, it is a Conservative group. Two. It is a Conservative group questioning Obama and Crew for their choices. Three. It is a Conservative group co-founded by Liz Cheney. You know, the daughter of the former Vice President, whom the Left have nicknamed Darth Vader.

Now, normally, that would be good enough to explain away. However, this time, there are some self proclaimed Conservatives, are also questioning the Ad. John Bellinger III, who served as a legal adviser to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice,said this.

"I think it's unfortunate that these individuals are being criticized for their past representation. It reflects the politicization and the polarization of terrorism issues. Neither Republicans nor Democrats should be attacking officials in each other's administrations based solely on the clients they have represented in the past. We've had a long-standing tradition in our country for lawyers to represent unpopular causes, and they shouldn't be attacked for doing so."

Here is the Ad





OK. So I'm sure that the issue is the last statement.

"Tell Eric Holder: The American people have a right to know the identity of 'the Al-Qaeda 7.'"

A little extreme? Perhaps. Implying something? Seems like it. So? Now I understand that we really should not judge Lawyers by their past representations. If they are Defense Lawyers, they DEFEND those, who are most likely not, model citizens.

So I understand that if you are a Lawyer, and you defend a Rapist, a Rapist it does not make YOU. You defend a Murder, you are not a Murder yourself. ETC. I get that. But do you know how many Lawyers there are in this Country? Do you know how many GREAT Lawyers there are? Much more qualified than these I'm willing to bet. So why, out of all the MILLIONS of Lawyers out there, did the Obama Administration pick 9 who defended Terrorists? Seriously. It seems to be an honest question. Why would U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder NOT release the names?

Thanks to Fox News, they HAVE been Identified. They are Jonathan Cedarbaum, Eric Columbus, Karl Thompson, Joseph Guerra, Tali Farhadian, Beth Brinkmann, and Tony West.

Now according to this report, they all played pretty much MINOR Roles in Defending Terrorists, and filing court papers against the Bush Administration. Yet, now that they are in charge of keeping America safe, AND due to the fact that when asked whether any of the seven previously unidentified Lawyers now work on detainee related issues, Miller declined to comment, the questions are still valid and unanswered. WHY? Why these 9? What role will they play?

Is the Ad Offensive? I do not think so. I think the fact that these Lawyers were hired for the positions they now hold, and the refusal to answer simple questions by this Administration, is offensive. Just another example that this Administration are either completely incompetent, or simply think you are to stupid to stop them from what they are trying to do. Which is worse? I'm not sure.
Peter

Sources:
Fox News Live Shots - Exclusive: Unknown DOJ Lawyers Identified

Obama Reaches Out To Muslims, Muslims HATE Obama

After All His Efforts, THEY still Hate us.

Hey folks,

Here is something that this President just doesn't get. Something that the Lib Loons just do not get. Something that I, and many others keep telling you. There really is evil in the World. There really are those that HATE us. There is no negotiating with those who's starting point is your death.

From Obama calling Israel {Occupiers} and comparing the Palestinians to American Black Slaves, to making statements like he wants to work with Muslims all over the world. From ignoring Israel during his trips, to bowing down to Muslim Leaders. From saying he wants to Give Muslim Lead Nations our Tax Dollars to help educate their Girls. Even inviting Little Hitler, Iranian President Ahmadinejad to a Hot Dog BBQ at the White House. Obama has gone out of his way to show the Muslims all around the world that he LOVES them. That America now wants to be friends with them. That Evil Bush is out, and He is above petty Politics. He is the Messiah who will bring peace back to the World and help Muslims with their quest for an Islamic Lead World. He seems to have no problem with that.

Now according to the AFP - Obama calls 'entrepreneurship summit' with Muslims

The White House on Friday announced a "summit on entrepreneurship" to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama's outreach to Muslims.
The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries over five continents for the April 26-27 conference in Washington.

"The summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.


Idiot.

Obama first spoke of the entrepreneurship conference in his signature June 4 speech in Cairo to the Islamic world.

In the closely watched address, Obama said the United States was seeking a "new beginning" with the Islamic world to rebuild relations that had sharply deteriorated over the past decade.


Stupid Idiot.

Obama promised at the time that he would convene a "presidential summit on entrepreneurship" by the end of 2009.

A little late I guess.

He said that the meeting would "identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world."

Translation, he wants to give them OUR money. What do we get? Anyone? So after all this, what is the REALITY? According to the AP - Indonesian students protest Barack Obama's visit Fri Mar 5, 7:53 am ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Scores of Islamic students staged protests outside Jakarta's parliament and in at least three other major Indonesian cities on Friday against President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to this predominantly Muslim country.

The students carried banners branding Obama as an enemy of Islam and an imperialist in downtown Jakarta as well as in the provincial capitals Padang, Yogyakarta and Surabaya.

They also threw shoes at large pictures of Obama's head. An Iraqi journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008.

Protest organizer Ahmad Irhamul Fikri, spokesman for the Coordinating Board for Campus Proselytizing Institute, said bigger rallies will be staged next Friday in more Indonesian cities ahead of Obama's March 20-22 visit.

Such demonstrations of hostility toward Obama are rare in Indonesia, where he enjoys widespread popularity because he spend part of his childhood in Jakarta while his mother was married to his Indonesian stepfather.

Local government officials allowed business people to erect a statue of a 10-year-old Obama in a Jakarta park in December. But it was shifted last month to a nearby elementary school that he attended after more than 50,000 people supported a Facebook campaign against it and court action was threatened.

Obama is expected to sign the statue's pedestal while in Jakarta.


So they built a STATUE? Of OBAMA? Yup. A statue of Barack Obama as a boy was placed at the Jakarta Elementary School that he once attended. It is a bronze statue based on a childhood photograph shows a 10-year-old Obama smiling at a butterfly perched on his outstretched thumb. Problem is, many Indonesians argued an Indonesian hero should be honored instead.

Now the Messiah is going there to sign his Idol. Himself. Hey you know, I bet no other "god" has ever come in person and signed the Idol Likeness of themselves. WOW. That is quite an Honour for them.

Look. The radical Islamic Leaders in the World HATE us. They are not impressed with Obama. They also have no fear of Obama. They think of him as weak, and a joke. They want NOTHING from us. Oh, they will most likely take free money if Obama decided to give it to them. Especially if it helps with our Economic Downfall. They will smile and say anything. Problem is, while doing all this, people like Little Hitler are working hard at building a bomb to take us and our Allies out. With a big, bad, boom.

Of course, none of that will deter Obama. He will just smile and tell us how it is all our fault anyway.
Peter

Sources:
AP - Indonesian students protest Barack Obama's visit
AFP - Obama calls 'entrepreneurship summit' with Muslims