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Friday, February 21, 2014

Crazy Clinton conspiracies? Ah, contraire, not so crazy at all!

Typical Alinsky tactic, tag your opponent with a label and then ridicule, vilify, and insinuate that they are loony. The Clintons are masters of it. The minute they sense a threat they get out in front and start the attacks in attempt to silence them through intimidation and smear them in the minds of the public.

It started (the tactic) with the word racists, then sexist, conspiracy theorists, truther, birther, and so on, and so on. Now people who disagree with the global warming fraud are called deniers.

I wanted to post this article because, although it’s obviously an attempt to poo poo them, it does have a good list of the Clinton’s criminal activities.

The article was put out not only to intimidate those who would oppose another Clinton in the White House but the writer also links the Clinton “bashers” of yesteryear to todays Obama “bashers”.

I did note that the writer failed to mention the Clinton ‘prisoner blood’ scandal in which Bill Clinton, when governor of Arkansas, sold tainted blood (HIV) taken from Arkansas prisoners to the Canadians.

The reason it’s so effective is that they are in league with the forces that own the media.

Here Come the Crazy Clinton Conspiracies of the 1990s

With Hillary poised to run, expect conservatives to revive all the old tales: Vince Foster, Whitewater, mysterious homicides, drug money corruption, and dead cats.
—By David Corn | Thu Feb. 20, 2014 3:00 AM GMT

White House photo/Wikimedia Commons

It's back. The anti-Clinton craziness of the 1990s. It was inevitable that the right-wing nuttiness of those days would return once Hillary Clinton officially acknowledged her presidential ambitions, but the mere prospect of the former first lady turned senator turned secretary of state seeking the White House has led to a premature—or perhaps preemptive—revival of the old Clinton tales from two decades ago. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a possible 2016 presidential candidate, kicked off the anti-Clinton nostalgia with a series of scolding references to Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Next GOP chairman Reince Priebus tweeted, "Remember all the #Clinton scandals...That’s not what America needs again." And the Republican party mounted a petition drive (to beef up its email list) that asserted "scandals and controversies follow the Clintons." Then Fox News upped the ante by booking Kathleen Willey, who has hinted (in a convoluted manner) that the Clintons were involved in the deaths of her husband and Vince Foster, a Clinton White House aide who committed suicide during the first year of Bill Clinton's presidency. Willey has also claimed that Bill Clinton groped her in the White House and suggested that the Clintons had her cats killed.

For those who lived through the conservative get-Clinton madness that culminated in Clinton's impeachment (and acquittal), this may seem like a bad acid flashback. Or a truly cheesy sequel. During the Clinton years, there were plenty of reasons to be critical of the first couple: Bill's calculating centrism, Hill's byzantine health care proposal that set back the cause of health care reform, Clinton campaign finance abuses, his workplace affair with Monica Lewinsky, scandalous pardons, and more. But conservative forces went far beyond the boundaries of reality in their ceaseless efforts to destroy the Clintons. During the 1992 campaign, some right-wingers whispered that Bill Clinton was a Manchurian candidate who had been brainwashed by the Russians when he was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and took a student trip to Moscow. Others circulated fliers—this was before the internet hit big—claiming he had fathered the son of an African American prostitute. And there were claims that the Clintons were connected to a major drug-running operation that had been based in Arkansas and tied to a series of murders. Yes, murders. Dozens of murders.

As a draft-dodging, pot-smoking (sure, he inhaled), former long-hair McGovernik, Bill Clinton represented a side in the American political cultural civil war that had raged since the early 1960s, and many on the right could not accept that a citizen of that other America could become the leader of the land. Their disbelief and outrage led to insane outbursts of absurd accusations—and never-ending investigations (on and off Capitol Hill) that sought to uncover the darkest secrets of Bill and Hillary Clinton. This anti-Clinton crusade had two components: what might be called the official conspiracies that were probed by congressional gumshoes and independent counsels, and those that can be considered the outer-limits conspiracies. There was overlap (the Vince Foster suicide conspiracy, for example). But it all blurred into one long swirl that ended up discrediting much of the right and spurring an anti-anti-Clinton backlash that helped Bill Clinton become one of the most popular and successful former presidents and Hillary Clinton become a US senator.

So as once-dormant Clinton derangement syndrome reappears, it might be useful to sort out the swirl. Joe Conason, who cowrote with Arkansas journalist Gene Lyons The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, offers a short breakdown of the official Clinton conspiracies:

Whitewater: Kenneth Starr spent roughly millions of dollars trying to find evidence of chicanery in a land deal that lost money for the Clintons—and his probe ended up demonstrating their innocence, like several earlier investigations. Having whispered to gullible journalists that he was about to indict Hillary in December 1996, Starr instead abruptly resigned as independent counsel in February 1997, knowing he had no case against her…

Travelgate: Feverish coverage of Hillary Clinton’s firing of several White House employees who handled press travel arrangements neglected some salient facts—such as the suspicious absence of accounting records for millions of dollars expended by the White House Travel Office, the Travel Office director's offer to plead guilty to embezzlement, and evidence that he had accepted lavish gifts from an air charter company. The First Lady and her staff didn't handle the controversy skillfully, but she had plenty of reason to suspect chicanery. And again, exhaustive investigation found no intentional wrongdoing by her.

Filegate: Sensational accusations that Hillary Clinton had ordered up FBI background files to target political opponents soon became a Republican and media obsession, with respectable figures warning that Filegate would be the Clintons' Watergate. "Where's the outrage?" cried Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee. Starr investigated the matter and found no evidence of wrongdoing. Finally, in 2010, a Reagan-appointed federal judge mockingly dismissed a civil lawsuit based on the allegations, saying "there's no there there."

As for the out-there conspiracies, perhaps the best representation of this genre was a documentary called The Clinton Chronicles. The 83-minute-long movie that was released in 1994 alleged that Bill Clinton had an extensive "criminal background" when he was elected president and that this "information" had been kept from voters. (That is, he had been elected on false pretenses.) The Bill Clinton of this movie was a sort of kingpin who had engaged in a multitude of corrupt activities while attorney general and governor in Arkansas; this included involvement in drug-money laundering. Of course, all this corruption continued in the White House. The film—overflowing with demonstrably false accusations—climaxed with the contention that Foster was murdered and that the White House mounted a cover-up to keep this a secret (and to keep a purportedly hidden relationship between Foster and Hillary under wraps). And it wasn't just Foster. The film noted that others with information about Clinton's crimes had died mysteriously. A plane crash. A suicide. People were afraid to tell the truth about the Clintons. The film concluded with this warning: "If any additional harm comes to anyone connected with this film or their families, the people of America will hold Bill Clinton personally responsible." An earlier version of the documentary, Circle of Power, had listed a number of suicides, accidental deaths, and unsolved murders and linked them to the Clintons.

What was most notable about both films was their No. 1 sponsor: Jerry Falwell, a television evangelist and head of the Moral Majority. In the 1990s, he was one of the most prominent leaders of the religious right. And on his weekly television show, he pitched these videos. A fellow who routinely hobnobbed with Republican presidents and politicians was explicitly endorsing the view that the current occupant of the White House was a maniacal and corrupt evildoer who had resorted to murder (on multiple occasions!) to obtain and preserve his power. And you could have proof of this, Falwell noted, for only $40 plus $3 for shipping.

Falwell was not alone. As Conason and Lyons noted in The Hunting of the President, other prominent conservatives were pushing the Clinton-as-killer meme (though no one called it a meme back then). The Council for National Policy, a secretive outfit that included the leadership of the conservative movement, ordered copies of the film for its members. GOP Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), who while pursuing the Foster suicide theory had a watermelon shot in his backyard, invited the narrator of the film, an Arkansan named Larry Nichols, to meet with House Republicans. Nichols became a fixture on right-wing talk radio. William Dannemeyer, a former House GOPer who appears at the end of The Clinton Chronicles to raise money for further investigation, sent members of Congress a letter requesting they probe the mysterious deaths related to Clinton. The conservative editorialists at the Wall Street Journal half-defended the film. Criticizing the documentary for being loaded with unproven charges, they noted, "the Falwell tape and the controversy around it get at something important about the swirl of Arkansas rumors and the dilemma it presents a press that tries to be responsible." In other words, Clinton was no murderer, but there was value to presenting the overarching, rumors-fueled case that he was sleazy schemer.

How does being accused of murdering political foes (and friends) to cover up criminal deeds (and untoward affairs) compare to being accused of being a foreign-born secret Muslim and covert socialist with plans to destroy America? Political consumers of today who are too young to have experienced the visceral and extreme Clinton hatred of the 1990s might find it tough to imagine the excesses of that era, but they would recognize parallels with the anti-Obama hate machine. Then and now, Republicans in power whipped up investigations (Benghazi!) to satisfy their their angry and resentful base voters and knowingly associated with (and validated) those hurling even more outlandish accusations about a commander-in-chief much detested on the right. To an extent, the Clinton smearers paved the way for the Obama bashers, and some conservative agitators have dutifully served in both camps. Joseph Farah, a leading birther, was a champion of Foster conspiracy theories. In 2007, Fox News host Sean Hannity hosted a special episode on the "mysterious death" of Foster, hinting that the Clintons might have pulled off "a massive cover-up." Rush Limbaugh, too, has in the past suggested Hillary had Foster killed.

The number of false charges hurled in the 1990s at the Clintons could fill a book. (See Conason and Lyons'.) Like ordnance left over after a war, this ammunition remains ready to be used by conservatives who recoil at the thought of another Clinton in the White House. It doesn't matter that these bombs are duds. As Fox News showed this week, the Clinton antagonists of years ago and of today will reach for whatever ammo they can find to recreate the impression there was a swirl of Clinton corruption and push a politically useful mantra: Don't stop thinking about the past.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CBO: 500K jobs lost if minimum wage hike enacted

Raising the minimum wage will result in more automation or doing the same amount of work with fewer employees.  Businesses are in business to make money. A lot of entry level jobs could be done more economically by a machine. If it makes more sense to use a machine, businesses will replace people with machines.

A lot of businesses probably don’t go to automation because they like to employ people, but if the cost is to high, they won’t have a choice.

I bagged groceries as a youngster, you rarely find them in grocery stores now because they can’t afford to pay them the current minimum wage. I did that until I found a better job.

By the way, I’ve worked ever since my early teens. I’ve worked in a tobacco field, toted bread for a route salesman, worked in several grocery stores. Now kids can’t even do some of those things and have to be paid the minimum wage for the jobs they can do. What sense does that make? Work builds character!

Low wage jobs are entry level jobs that people work in until they advance or find better paying jobs.

CBO: Wage hike to cost 500K jobs

By Erik Wasson

President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would cost 500,000 jobs in 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.MinWage

The report also found hiking the wage from $7.25 per hour would raise income for about 16.5 million workers by $31 billion, potentially pulling nearly 1 million people out of poverty.

The White House and economic groups on the left immediately pushed back at the CBO’s conclusions on jobs even as they hailed the findings on poverty, saying its conclusions on jobs ran counter to other research.

“CBO’s estimates of the impact of raising the minimum wage on employment does not reflect the current consensus view of economists,” Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman wrote in a blog post. “The bulk of academic studies, have concluded that the effects on employment of minimum wage increases in the range now under consideration are likely to be small to nonexistent.”

Given its findings on poverty alleviation, Furman told reporters the CBO report was an overall positive for the White House.

“Sometimes you have to have a respectful disagreement among economists,” Furman said in a conference call. “I think a lot of economists who have looked at [the] literature would summarize it differently than CBO has done here.”

Democrats are hoping to make the minimum wage a top issue in the 2014 midterms if the GOP blocks passage of a bill, but the CBO report would bolster Republican arguments for stopping a wage hike.

The office of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was quick to seize on the CBO finding, arguing it shows Republicans are right that the proposal would hurt the economy.

“This report confirms what we’ve long known: while helping some, mandating higher wages has real costs, including fewer people working. With unemployment Americans’ top concern, our focus should be creating — not destroying — jobs for those who need them most,” said spokesman Brendan Buck.

Senate GOP conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) noted that the CBO estimated the upper range of job losses from hiking the minimum wage to $10.10 was 1 million jobs.

“Despite the fact that unemployment is Americans’ top concern, Democrats continue their insatiable quest to pass heavy-handed government policies that are costing jobs,” he said.

The minimum wage findings are the second time in weeks the CBO has stirred up controversy on a high-profile issue.

Earlier this month, the CBO found that over the next decade, ObamaCare would result in the equivalent of 2.5 million fewer workers. It concluded many workers would chose to remain at home due to ObamaCare’s expansion of health coverage.

Republicans said the analysis was evidence that the healthcare law will hurt economic growth, while Democrats countered that jobs are not being “lost” because workers will be able to choose other options.

CBO reports have frequently complicated the GOP agenda as well. They have consistently found that ObamaCare overall would reduce budget deficits, for example.

The CBO looked at two options for raising the minimum wage, and did so without prompting from Congress.

The first option is similar to the Senate Democratic approach, and would raise the minimum wage in three steps every year through 2016 until the $10.10 level is reached, on July 1, 2016. This option also includes an increase to the minimum wage for tipped workers and would index the wage increase to inflation.

The report found this hike would result in total employment being lower by 500,000 fewer jobs by 2016.

It found 900,000 fewer people would be living in poverty by 2016 and that families below the poverty line would receive $5 billion more in income.

The figures on poverty are important because Obama is making the minimum wage hike a key part of his message that government must do more to tackle income inequality. Democrats have rallied around the wage hike, which polls well among Democrats, Republicans and independent voters.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he will bring a minimum wage bill to the floor in the coming weeks.

The CBO also looked at a second option in which the minimum wage rises to $9 per hour over two years. Under this option, the CBO did not index the wage hike to inflation. Obama initially proposed this idea before being pressured by Senate Democrats to seek a higher increase.

This scenario would cost the nation 100,000 jobs in 2016. Low-wage workers still employed would make $9 billion more and real income increases, factoring in job losses, would be $1 billion.

Obama raised the minimum wage for federal contractors last week to $10.10 by executive order, and had discussed it at length in his State of the Union address last month.

“Today, the federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan first stood here,” he said.

Raising the wage to $10.10 per hour will help families and “give businesses customers with more money to spend,” he said. Lobbying on the issue is also intensifying.

“The CBO report illustrates what small businesses have long contended — increasing the minimum wage costs jobs,” said National Federation of Independent Business spokesman Eric Reller. “Coming on the heels of rising health care costs, higher taxes, and increased regulations — this is another example of Washington piling on to small business.”

The liberal group Americans United for Change, meanwhile, blasted the findings, releasing a YouTube video that depicted the CBO’s conclusions as being from outer space.

AFL-CIO union President Richard Trumka dismissed the CBO finding as “noise.”

“Every time momentum builds for lifting wages, conservative ideologues say it will cost jobs,” he said. “Let’s raise the wage and we’ll prove the CBO wrong again.”

—This story was updated at 5:25 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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Obama’s ‘racial division’ not moving fast enough?

Andrew Breitbart warned that Obama’s administration was all about racial division and was assassinated on the very morning he was supposed to release video proof.

He allows his Attorney General to state that he is not going to pursue black on white discrimination, he jumped into the middle of a conflict between a white cop and a black professor … false accusing the white cop, he jumped into the middle of the Trayvon Martin case playing the race card as he stated that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon, etc.

Because of his bully pulpit, he has turned out to be more of a race baiter than Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton combined.

His administration rigorously pursues whites for hate crimes but never pursues blacks.

The following article should be investigated as inciting violence if not pure sedition, it ,at least, should be condemned by the administration, but don’t hold your breath! I wouldn’t doubt that the administration is behind the article…

Salon: ‘White Thugs Killing Black Teens’ – Time for Violent Response?

By Onan Coca / 19 February 2014 /

Declaring that “Florida cannot defend black life against white fear,” Brittney Cooper, a liberal, race-baiting, African American writer for Salon.com, has made the not-so-subtle suggestion that perhaps it’s time for black folks to react with violence when a court of law doesn’t rule to their satisfaction.

Based on the epidemic of media-ignored white-on-black “knockout game” attacks nationwide, it would seem that Brittney’s readers may be listening.

How much more are black people in this country supposed to take?

Citing not a single source – and while assuring us that she is a “deep believer in and practitioner of nonviolence” – Cooper nevertheless goes on (tell us where we’re wrong) to suggest that violence against whitey may be the only way “to defend black life against an onslaught of white murder.” Say what?

Asks Cooper:

[I]n the face of unreasonable violence toward our children, why do black people owe the nation the safety of our reasonable, rational, nonviolent responses?

Why, Brittany? Well, because both the law and good citizenship demand it for starters.

Then this doozy:

I think we can safely and fairly assume that it is open season on black teenagers. …

Open season, perhaps, Ms. Cooper, but check your numbers. The evidence is indisputable. White-on-black murders of teenagers are few and far between and, when they do tragically occur, they are instant front page news. On the other hand, black teens killing black teens is at epidemic levels in the U.S., and liberal rags like Salon.com turn a blind eye because it doesn’t fit your “progressive,” race-baiting narrative...

CONTINUE READING AT BARBWIRE...

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/4741/salon-white-thugs-killing-black-teens-time-violent-response/#DywyrdRvWdgb6ZsK.99

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The US dollar is solid as a dollar

Solid as a dollar was a phrase I remember from my youth. I remember a commercial for a mobile home sales lot where the spokesman boasted about the quality of their mobile homes “solid as a dollar” he said as he banged the bottom of his fist against the side of the unit.

I haven’t heard that phrase in many a year. Who would try to sell something nowadays using that phrase?

It’s gotten worse over the years but nothing like the last decade, yes, I’m including the Bush II years. Before then you could chalk it up to lousy politicians but now you can see it as a deliberate seditious plan to wreck the US economy…and it’s working!

By the way, did you see this article today: Soros bets big on market crash... ?

Bank Of America Warns "The US Dollar Is In Trouble"

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/16/2014 16:34 -0500

Global financial and commodity markets are warning that the US Dollar is in for a bout of trouble, warns BofAML's Macneil Curry. Across asset classes, Curry points out that Gold was the first to make its low against the US Dollar, doing so back on Dec-15. The second market to turn against the US Dollar was US Treasuries, with Ten year note futures turning bullish back on Dec-26. Currently, the FX market - most specifically GBP - is breaking out and pressuring the US Dollar. Finally, the Japanese stock market continues to suffer, putting downward pressure on USDJPY and thus US Dollar weakness.

Via BofAML's Macneil Curry,

Gold breaks pivotal resistance

Across assets gold has been the lead market against the US $; having forged its base back in mid December. Now, it has broken above its 150d average (1295) for the 1st time since Jan’13. This average has been an excellent barometer of the medium term trend and points to further gains. We target the confluence of resistance between 1355/1374 and potentially beyond.

US Ten Year Notes futures set to make new highs

The TYH4 corrective pullback from its Feb-03, 126-16 high, coupled with the hold of its 21d moving average (now 125-10) says the year-to-date uptrend remains intact. When combined with an increasingly bullish backdrop for risk, this is bearish the $.

£/$ is on the edge of a major breakout

A closing break of the1.6748, Apr’11 high, would mark the end of a 4yr contracting range and target further upside towards long term pivots at 1.7145/1.7167. This could also prove to be the catalyst for €/$ to break key resistance at 1.3737 and the US $ Index to break key support at 79.68; all of which would be very bad for the $.

A bearish Nikkei is trouble for $/¥

The Nikkei remains in a medium term bear trend, with the break of the 100d (now 14,988) pointing to further near term weakness. We continue to target the summer 2013 lows at 13,388/14,415 before the long term bull trend can resume its footing. This Nikkei weakness is likely to maintain downward pressure on $/¥ given their strong positive correlation. For the currency pair, watch the Feb-07 post NFP low at 101.54. Through here opens the 200d at 100.21 and below.

Everybody knows that, but did you know…

No, this is not about insurance, or the fact that there is an oldest trick in the book…

Dr. Tim Ball, a former professor of climatology at the University of Winnipeg, exposes climate fraud. We all know this but he, as an insider, lays out the genesis of the plan.

IDENTIFIED! 'MAJOR CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE'

Climatologist: It's not humans, fertilizers or methane from cow flatulence

GREG COROMBOS

Powerful forces at the United Nations, in national governments and inside the scientific community make life very difficult for scientists disputing the conventional wisdom on climate change, both personally and professionally, even though the real science is on the side of the skeptics.

That’s the assertion of Dr. Tim Ball, a former professor of climatology at the University of Winnipeg, who revealed the true cause of climate change in a radio interview for WND.

Ball is also author of “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science.” In the first part of WND’s coverage on this story, Ball detailed how the modern climate-change movement finds its roots in the Malthusian notion that the population must be lowered to avoid running out of food and other resources. He said that theory led to the demonizing of industrialized nations and, in turn, fossil fuels and carbon dioxide in particular.

He also explained how Maurice Strong used his position as head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, to set a political agenda purportedly backed up by the latest in climate science. Ball also said the U.N. then collaborated with the World Meteorological Organization to present the IPCC findings as settled science and shame or deny funding to any scientists who disagreed with their conclusions.

For scientists bold enough to speak out anyway, finding any interest from scientists or the media in hearing opposing viewpoints proved very difficult.

“It made the counter-argument almost impossible because one of the things they started is that they defeated the scientific method.

Scientists create hypotheses, and the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis was that humans are producing more CO2. If you increase CO2 in the atmosphere, the temperature will go up and, therefore, we can predict runaway global warming because humans are going to keep expanding their industries,” Ball explained.

“What would normally happen with a hypothesis is that other scientists would challenge that and those other scientists would challenge it as skeptics because all scientists are skeptics or should be,” said Ball, who noted that climate-change activists turned that natural, professional skepticism into a public buzzword that branded Ball and others as part of an ideological fringe.

“We were marginalized in blocking the scientific method. And then, of course, we were marginalized because of public relations attacks based on who was funding us or what our agenda was,” he said.

Listen to Radio America’s Greg Corombos’ interview with Dr. Tim Ball:

Ball noted that while few scientists are willing to publicly denounce the conclusions of the IPCC, many agree that the science is faulty.

“I even had (Canadian) scientists say to me, ‘Look, I’m a socialist and if I say I agree with you, then I’m immediately branded a conservative and I don’t want that to happen to me.’ I’ve also had a lot of scientists say, ‘I’ve watched what you’ve gone through with lawsuits and everything else. I’m keeping my mouth shut. I’m not going to say anything.’ So the intimidation factor has just been tremendous,” he said.

One of the most publicly compelling arguments on the conventional side of this debate, however, is there is near unanimous consensus that climate change is real and human activity is playing a major role in an increasingly volatile climate. Ball believes the real breakdown is probably closer to 50-50, but he said that whole argument is meaningless.

“I’m not in favor of these surveys and the consensus argument. As soon as they started using that, that proved to me this was political because consensus has no place in science. As Einstein said, ‘I can have a hundred things that prove me right and only one thing to prove me wrong and that’s the end of it,’” Ball said.

In addition to describing what he considers the long-term corruption of science, Ball also spends time in his book explaining what the full climate science record does tell us.

“The reality is, the major cause of climate change is the sun. They pretend to eliminate the sun but they only look at one portion of the sun, that is the electromagnetic radiation. There are many changes in the sun that cause climate change, such as the changing orbit, the changing tilt and the effect of the sun’s magnetic field upon cosmic radiation coming into the earth, which then creates low clouds, which effects temperature. None of that is included in their IPCC reports,” Ball said.

“I think it’s important that if you’re going to say they’re wrong, then you have to provide an explanation that covers what they’re doing or what they’re ignoring,” said Ball, noting that the IPCC shows no interest in investigating ideas for the changing climate other than rising levels of carbon dioxide.

This fight over climate science comes at a heavy price for those in disagreement with the IPCC and its allies. Ball is no different. He said the response to his outspoken opposition is taking a heavy toll.

“I’ve often thought if I had to do it again I wouldn’t do it,” he said. “Until you have experienced, like some are having with the IRS attacking them in the U.S., you cannot relate to other people exactly what it’s like when you are sitting in your little condo and you’ve spent all of your savings on legal fees. And (when there’s) a knock on the door at 4 o’clock on a Friday and your wife starts crying because she’s afraid it’s the sheriff delivering a legal summons. People have no idea what that’s like. I’m not sure that I would do it again. I’m almost at the point where if the world wants to be fooled, let it be fooled. I’m not going to fight for it again.

“That’s why a lot of scientists said to me, ‘We’re not prepared to go through what you’ve gone through.’ I sort of sympathize with that, but like Edmund Burke said, evil triumphs when good people stand idly by.

“That’s really the challenge in an open democracy like you have in the United States with free speech.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/identified-major-cause-of-climate-change/#1473PmCsVTLSEj4U.99

Didn’t the global warming guru’s say snow will be a thing of the past?

Yes they did, AlGore said we had 10 years to fix it—that was – what - 30 years ago?

EPA set to strike key blow against coal?

By Doug McKelway Published February 07, 2014 FoxNews.com

In Europe - years ahead of the U.S.  in green energy usage - many governments  are re-investing in fossil fuels as customers protest rising electricity rates.

"The global warming scientists from the UK and U.N. scientists like Michael Oppenheimer had said snow was a thing of the past," says Marc Morano of Climate Depot, a website devoted to countering claims of man-made global warming.

"As we see record snow and now are entering upon the snowiest decade in the East Coast,even snowier now than the 1960s was… I think it serves skeptics very well to point out that the predictions that the global warming activists have made are going, have gone, belly up," Morano  says.

Doug McKelway joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in November 2010 and serves as a Washington-based correspondent.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Government gone wild!: I smell a crook at Sandy Hook—unanswered questions

Mr. Wolfgang W. Halbig is a patriotic and courageous man. As a former cop he saw several odd things surrounding the response to and subsequent investigation of the Sandy Hook event.

As a patriot he started looking for answers which is a brave thing to do in light of what happens to so many, à la Andrew Breitbart, Michael Hastings, etc., who start questioning the government.

Let’s see if his story makes the evening news or the NY Times, not bloody likely, to steal a phrase from a Seinfeld episode!

Retired Cop and Educator Threatened for Questioning Sandy Hook Investigation

By Wolfgang W. Halbig*

The correspondence below was sent by Wolfgang Halbig to Connecticut State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance and Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe on January 22, 2014. A retired Florida State Trooper, US Customs Inspector, school administrator, security consultant and entrepreneur, Mr. Halbig has independently researched the Sandy Hook Massacre for over one year.

Understanding what procedures are common during such an event, he attempted with to consult state and federal law enforcement authorities in charge of the investigation only to be rebuffed. His numerous public records requests with Connecticut officials to obtain materials related to the inquiry have similarly been met with silence. Just prior to the Christmas 2013 holiday Halbig explains how he was threatened by Connecticut State Police via the Lake County Florida Sheriff’s Deputies with arrest on felony charges of harassment if he continued to investigate the event.

An audio file is embedded of Halbig’s January 24, 2014 appearance on Prof. Jim Fetzer’s The Real Deal internet radio program.

From: Wolfgang Halbig
To: Vance and Kehoe
January 22, 2014
Subject: Why would one of you send Homicide Detectives to my home and Threaten me with Felony Arrest by CT State Police?

[Lieutenant J. Paul] Vance and [Newtown Police Chief Michael] Kehoe;

I do not know which one you of you had the idea that by having the Lake County, Florida Sheriffs Homicide Detectives show up at my house and threatened me with Felony arrest by the CT State Police if I did not stop asking questions about Sandy Hook Shooting.

You want me to stop asking questions in light of the fact that you both have yet to respond to any of my Connecticut Freedom of Information Act requests for the past 9 months, you both should be arrested for failing to comply with Connecticut State Laws.

I have served honorably in the Military during Vietnam, I served as a Florida State Trooper in Miami, Florida. I worked as United States Customs Inspector at both International Airports and Seaports.

I graduated at the top of my class at the Florida Highway Patrol Academy and that is why my class elected me as their class president to speak at our graduation.

Listen to or download Prof. Jim Fetzer’s January 24, 2014 interview with Wolfgang Halbig.

MP3

What you two are doing is just unbelievable and I cannot believe that the law enforcement community across the United States is accepting the Danbury State Attorney report without the FBI Classified Investigative information included.What in the world needs to be Classified by the FBI?

  • You stated that there was just one suspect and he shot himself in the classroom.  Is that correct?
  • He shot 20 children and six school staff members.  Is that correct?
  • He fired 153 rounds using both handguns and a .223 Bushmaster rifle as you stated.  Is that correct?
  • He shot his way through the front glass door.  Is that correct?
  • He parked his black Honda civic in the front parent drop off area with all four car doors wide open as Barbara Sibley a parent witness observed.  Is that correct?
  • He left a 12 gauge Ithaca shotgun in the front seat of the black Honda Civic.  Is that correct?
  • He took approximately 11 minutes inside the school to kill 20 children and 6 school staff members.  Is that correct?

So what has to be CLASSIFIED BY THE FBI? HERE ARE THE WHY’S:

  • Why NO Life Star Trauma Helicopter on Dec 14, 2012 since you use them in every active shooter drill when the news media covers your stories.  WHY?
  • Why did you not allow the Paramedics and EMT’S inside the school after 11 minutes?
  • Who was the person who declared all 20 children and six school staff members legally dead?  Who?
  • Why did it take over an hour to transport someone to the hospital?
  • Why do you have a 50 to 60 year old women being transported by ambulance as Natalie Hammond when Natalie Hammond is only 40 years old?  Why pretend?
  • Why have 26 small Christmas trees behind the Sandy Hook Volunteer fire house on Dec 14, 2012 and then decorate them on Dec 15, 2012 after the shooting?  Why?
  • Why have a Lieutenant of the Newtown Police Department with 24 years not leave his off duty job where he is controlling traffic at a construction work site until two hours after the shooting started?  This is the best one of all. Why?
  • Why have a Licensed Registered Nurse who works at Sandy Hook Elementary School that Nancy Lan[z]a the mother of Adam Lan[z]a is a great and wonderful Kindergarten teacher at her school?  Why does she lie on National News?
  • Why have a Police Chief State in the Newspaper article that his Lt. is not a first responder?  Does anyone belief that for one-second especially when you have two Ct State troopers escorting a prisoner to the Danbury courthouse when hearing the active shooter call and respond to Sandy Hook.  Why them and not the Lieutenant?

We have all these great police investigators and NO one questions the actions of December 14, 2012.You both then did a great job and deserve an Oscar at the Oscars in Hollywood. Do not send anymore detectives to my home.Please answer my questions if you can.

Thanks

Wolfgang W Halbig

*Formerly the Executive Director of the National Institute for School and Workplace Safety, Wolfgang Halbig has recently formed a new safety and security company, Children’s Safety Institute. Prior to founding NISWS, Mr. Halbig worked in public education as a teacher, dean, and assistant principal, principal, principal of an alternative school and as the Director for School Safety and Security of the Seminole County Public Schools, a school district of approximately 65,000 students.

Mr. Halbig also has law enforcement experience as a former Florida State Trooper in Miami, Florida, and as a United States Customs Inspector. Given his unique background in both law enforcement and education, Mr. Halbig was invited by the United States Department of Justice to train over 3,500 school police officers, school superintendents and school principals.

He traveled the country by providing presentations and keynotes to a variety of audiences, including the National Education Law Conference, the National School Board Association, the Oklahoma School Board Association, the Illinois School Board Association, the New York State School Board Association and the Florida School Board Association.

A nationally recognized school safety and security expert and consultant, Halbig has provided safety training and school assessments for more than 4,000 school districts nationwide. He has also been featured on Dateline (NBC) and Good Morning America (ABC). He earned his B.S. from Abilene Christian University, Abilene Texas, and his M.S. from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Global warming is to blame for this brutal winter says CBS (Rothschild mouthpiece)

Despite no warming for the last 15 years, record ice packs at the poles,  and record cold and snowfalls, the media continues to push global warming.

No surprise here, they have too much invested in it. It is the lynchpin of the UN’s Agenda 21 whereby they plan to steal America’s resources and enslave it’s citizens to usher in the new world order.

Apparently they believe their decades old efforts to dumb down the population has worked sufficiently enough that the public won’t connect the dots and see the folly of the 1st headline below when contrasted to the other Drudge Report headlines below.  

CBS: Extreme Cold Caused by 'Excess Heat'...

FAA Grounds Flower Delivery Drone...
NWS: Mid-Atlantic Storm 9th Biggest Ever Recorded...
SNOW IN 49 STATES...
Great Lakes ice breakers exhausted...
Thousands Without Power...
Residents Cook Food In Fireplaces...
100-car pile-up on PA turnpike...
Philly Snowfall Shatters 130-Year-Old Record...
Pregnant woman killed by snowplow in Brooklyn...
Body Found Covered in Snow on DC Street...
Blizzard to Lash Eastern New England Saturday...
SLUSH: Obama to pitch $1 billion climate change 'resilience fund'...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Video: Man takes mike from Super Bowl MVP, says “Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.”

This shows people know, they’re tired of nothing being done about it,  and are not afraid to state their belief even though they’ve been stigmatized by the Alinsky tag of ‘truther’!

If you don't know there are many professional people who have called into question the ‘official’ version of what happened on 9/11 it’s because the main stream media refuse to report on them. There are tons of websites of architects, engineers, demolition experts, pilots, military, victims relatives, etc. out there.

On the contrary, if they do happen to report on someone or some group calling for an independent investigation they ridicule them and try to make them look like kooks or ‘right wing extremists’ (also known as patriots).

As I mentioned above, they used an Alinsky tactic by creating the label – truther – to use it in a derogatory manner to alienate and smear anyone that dares to question the government version.

In the midst of the most heavily secured location in the country this concerned citizen mustered the courage and found a way to make this statement to the nation. That speaks volumes!

Besides the multitude of questions of the events of that day, the power grab by the federal government since 9/11 is further proof of the accusation.

The government used 9/11 to massively grow in size and power and to turn America into a police state and undermine the America we used to know in favor of a new world order.

WATCH: MVP Malcolm Smith Interrupted By Man Calling For 9/11 Probe

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Talk about the wrong place at the wrong time.

A man jumped onto the podium during Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith‘s postgame news conference, grabbed the microphone and said the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were “perpetrated by people with your own government.”

Smith sat dumbfounded and surprised when the man suddenly appeared on his right side.

The man said: “Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people with your own government.” He quickly walked away, and security converged on him.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he was taken into custody.

Smith then continued taking questions from the media.