By Bill Federer AmericanMinute.com
The New York Times reported October 10, 1933:
“Nazi Plan to Kill Incurables to End Pain; German Religious Groups Oppose Move…
The Ministry of Justice…explaining the Nazi aims regarding the German penal code, today announced its intentions to authorize physicians to end the sufferings of the incurable patient…in the interest of true humanity…”
The New York Times continued:
“The Catholic newspaper Germania hastened to observe: ‘The Catholic faith binds the conscience of its followers not to accept this method.’…In Lutheran circles, too, life is regarded as something that God alone can take…
Euthanasia…has become a widely discussed word in the Reich…No life still valuable to the State will be wantonly destroyed.”
When Germany’s economy suffered, expenses had to be cut from the national healthcare plan, such
g alive handicapped, insane, chronically ill, elderly and those with dementia.
They were considered “lebensunwertes leben”-life unworthy of life.
Then criminals, convicts, street bums, beggars and gypsies, considered “leeches” on society, met a similar fate.
Eventually, to rid the human gene pool of what Nazi’s considered “untermensch” -under mankind, Hitler’s immoral plan sent 6 million Jews, along with millions of others, to the holocaust gas chambers and ovens.
U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop stated in 1977:
“When the first 273,000 German aged, infirm and retarded were killed in gas chambers there was no outcry from that medical profession…and it was not far from there to Auschwitz.”
British Journalist Malcolm Muggeridge explained:
“We have…for those that have eyes to see, an object lesson in what the quest for ‘quality of life’ without refere
nce to ‘sanctity of life’ can involve…
The origins of the Holocaust lay, not in Nazi terrorism…but in…Germany’s acceptance of euthanasia and mercy-killing as humane and estimable.”
The German Reichstag (Capitol building) was set on fire under suspicious conditions, after which Hitler forced old military leaders to retire.
He accused political opponents, then had them arrested and shot.
An SA Oberführer warned of an ordinance by the provisional Bavarian Minister of the Interior:
“The deadline set…for the Surrender of Weapons will expire on March 31, 1933. I therefore request the immediate surrender of all arms…
Whoever does not belong to one of these named units (SA, SS, and Stahlhelm) and…keeps his weapon without authorization or even hides it, must be viewed as an enemy of the national government and will be held responsible without hesitation and with the utmost severity.”
Heinrich Himmler, head of Nazi S.S. (“Schutzstaffel”-Protection Squadron), stated:
“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the S.S. or the S.A. Ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”
When a suspected homosexual youth shot a Nazi diplomat in Paris, it was used as an excuse to confiscate all firearms from Jews.
German newspapers printed, November 10, 1938:
“Jews Forbidden to Possess Weapons By Order of SS Reichsführer Himmler, Munich…
‘Persons who, according to the Nürnberg law, are regarded as Jews, are forbidden to possess any weapon. Violators will be condemned to a concentration camp and imprisoned for a period of up to 20 years.'”
The New York Times, November 9, 1938, reported:
“The Berlin Police…announced that…the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been ‘disarmed’ with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment.”
In his early political career, Hitler said he was Christian, but once in power he began to reveal his nazified social Darwinism beliefs and became openly hostile toward Christianity.
Of the Waffengesetz (Nazi Weapons Law), March 18, 1938, Hitler stated at a dinner talk, April 11, 1942 (Hitler’s Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, 2nd Edition, 1973, p. 425-6, translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens):
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing…
So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the
maintenance of law and order.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt stated of Hitler, December 15, 1941:
“Government to him is not the servant…of the people but their absolute master and the dictator of their every act…
The rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which seemed to the Founders of the Republic inalienable, were, to Hitler and his fellows, empty words…
Hitler advanced: That the individual human being has no rights whatsoever in himself…no right to a soul of his o
wn, or a mind of his own, or a tongue of his own, or a trade of his own; or even to live where he pleases or to marry the woman he loves;
That his only duty is the duty of obedience, not to his God, not to his conscience, but to Adolf Hitler…
His only value is his value, not as a man, but as a unit of the Nazi state…To Hitler, the church…is a monstrosity to be destroyed by every means.”
Some Church leaders resisted Hitler, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Bonhoeffer, born FEBRUARY 4, 1906, studied in New York in 1930, where he met Frank Fisher, an African-American seminarian who introduced him to Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church.
He was inspired by African-American spirituals and the preaching of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., who helped Bonhoeffer turn “from phraseology to reality,” motivating him to stand up to injustice.
Bonhoeffer helped found the Confessing Church in Germany, which refused to be intimidated by Hitler into silence.
In his book, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer rebuked nominal Christians:
“Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline. Communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.”
Bonhoeffer stated in a 1932 sermon:
“The blood of martyrs might once again be demanded, but this blood, if we really have the courage and loyalty to shed it, will not be innocent, shining like that of the first witnesses for the faith. On our blood lies heavy guilt, the guilt of the unprofitable servant.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer warned Germans not to slip into the cult of Führer (leader) worship, as he could turn out to be a Verführer (mis-leader, seducer).
Jimmy Carter wrote in his book Sources of Strength, 1997:
“Rev. Niebuhr urged Dietrich Bonhoeffer to remain in America for his own safety. Bonhoeffer refused. He felt he had to be among the other Christians persecuted in Germany.
So he returned home, and…in resistance to Hitler…preached publicly against Nazism, racism, and anti-semitism…
Bonhoeffer was finally arrested and imprisoned.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer died April 9, 1945, just a few days before the allied armies liberated Germany. He was executed on orders of Heinrich Himmler. He died a disciple and a martyr.”
Jimmy Carter concluded:
“The same Holy Spirit…that gave Bonhoeffer the strength to stand up against Nazi tyranny is available to us today.”
“To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ”
On February 16, 2002, Dr. James Dobson told the National Religious Broadcasters:
“Those of you who feel that the church has no responsibility in the cultural area…
What if it were 1943 and you were in Nazi Germany and you knew what Hitler was doing to the Jews…Would you say, ‘We’re not political-that’s somebody else’s problem’?”
“I thank God Dietrich Bonhoeffer did not give that answer, and he was arrested by the Nazis and hanged in 1945, naked and alone because he said, ‘This is not right.'”Dobson concluded:
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When Barack Obama was elected to the office of the President of the United States of American in November 2008, it was with a sense of excitement, of hope, of promise that he was going to renew the faith of the American people. That politics were not going to be the same as they had been. That the world would be a safer place. That a new day was upon the world and the hope that Barack Obama was promising was truly inspirational to his followers.
Three years later, it is turning into ashes for those who have seen just the opposite from the man that is Barack Obama. The man that promised hope for renewal in our lives, has instead brought increased death and destruction across the world. The man that promised that with him as President, people across the world would like and respect us again. Instead the hatred is worse than at any other time in our history. And the respect has become almost non existent.
We have become more involved in violence that at any time since WWII and we seem to be on the verge of a new World War. Almost the whole of the middle east has become involve in civil wars of one kind or another. The same is happening in a good part of Africa. Unfortunately, much of this violence has been encouraged and assisted by Mr. Obama and his administration. Our enemies have came to power with the help of the man that is supposed to protect us.
Not only have they come to power, but Mr. Obama has been actively supporting and arming them. All on the promise of democracy and freedom. The democracy for the most part has not appeared, instead it is either a theocracy with Shariah rule, or just a new petty tyrant who wants nothing more than to control their people and threaten their neighbors.
In both instances, these people spew hatred toward us and have stated that they wish the total destruction of our one true ally, Israel. But here again, Mr. Obama does not seem to understand or care about the principles of the office that he obtained with the hope and promise of the American people. He insults and treats with disdain, the one friend that we have in the area.
While he brings the world to the brink of destruction, he puts both Israel and the United States at risk. He is rapidly destroying our ability to both defend ourselves and to help with the defense of our ally Israel. He is also encouraging the enemies of both of us to the point that Israel may be forced to act alone.
American Thinker has a very good article on this. Please take the time to read the whole thing. It will open your eyes and you will wonder why Mr. Obama has brought us to this place. You will ask what his goal is, and I hope that you begin to ask those who support him, whose side that they, and he, are really on!
Here Comes Obama’s 3 AM Phone Call
By James Lewis
In the next 60 days Obama’s presidential career will finally meet that concrete wall of reality. He will either fail or survive. Trouble is, he might take many innocent people with him if he fails.
So far, the most hyped-up and unqualified president in US history has shown no capacity at all to act, in the face of a do-or-die challenge. This is the ultimate test of character, the one that John F. Kennedy met well enough in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. This is the test that Jimmy Carter failed so miserably that Ronald Reagan beat him handily in the following election. This is the same test of reality that every single Democratic Administration has tried to avoid; it’s the reason why Bill Clinton refused to do anything about Osama Bin Laden when he had four separate chances to take him out.
This time, abject apologies to ranting Pakistani mobs will not make a smidgen of difference. Even Axelrod’s disinformation campaigns can’t save Obama now, because that 3 am phone call is almost sure to come by April Fool’s Day of 2012, when the real fool will stand revealed to the world.
On or about April 1 of 2012, that 3 AM phone call will reach the White House. We know what it will be — which is itself a sign of stunning incompetence in this White House. None of this information should ever be public. Ever.
But this administration has chosen its Secretary of Defense to publicly leak the most closely guarded secret of Israel’s back-against-the-wall defense against Iranian nuclear weapons.
Such public leaks amount to near treason in time of war. Imagine if someone leaked General Eisenhower‘s plans for the D-Day invasion in June of 1944. FDR would have fired them instantly, or if they were foreigners he would have felt justified to have them killed. Hundreds of thousands of American and Allied lives were at stake on D Day. In Israel today, hundreds of thousands of Jewish lives are at stake. Don’t expect countries fighting for their national survival to act any differently.
Read more: American Thinker
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American Minute with Bill Federer
The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the date of Presidential Inaugurations from March 4th to JANUARY 20th. Franklin Roosevelt stated in his 1945 Inaugural Address: “Almighty God has blessed our land.” Harry S Truman said in his Inaugural, 1949: “We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God.” In his 1953 Inaugural, Dwight Eisenhower commented: “This is the work that awaits us all, to be done with bravery, with charity, and with prayer to Almighty God.” In 1961, John F. Kennedy remarked in his Inaugural: “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” Lyndon B. Johnson said in his Inaugural, 1965: “The judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored.” Richard Nixon, 1969, remarked in his Inaugural: “As all are born equal in dignity before God, all are born equal in dignity before man.” Jimmy Carter, in his 1977 Inaugural, said: “‘What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.'” In 1981, Ronald Reagan stated in his Inaugural: “With God’s help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us. And after all, why shouldn’t we believe that? We are Americans.”
The American Thinker has a great article out today called “Obama’s Influence Fades” and a friend has one up as well called “Obama’s Blunder,” which both talk about the lost opportunities of Mr. Obama. They both point out the good will and high expectations that many people had for Barack Obama, and how he has frittered opportunities away. The both point out that this has cost the United States dearly. They are both right, and that is sad! Not for Barack Obama, I could personally care less if the man loses all his influence. Actually that is wrong, I would probably be clapping wildly, knowing that at last the American people have truly awoken and that we will have a chance to start in the right direction.
What worries me, is what is going to happen now? When truly corrupt and arrogant people start to feel their support and influence fade, they don’t usually go quietly. They would rather take all of us down with them, and they don’t really care how they do it. Nixon, was an exception to this, because the man still loved this country, even though he knew he could no longer get his way.
What we have in Barack Obama, is a man that feels as if the law does not apply to him, and uses every opportunity he gets, to go around it. We have only to look at things like his statement on DOMA, that he does not believe that it is constitutional and therefore it will not be enforced, forget that it passed both houses of Congress almost without objection. Or that he will assess every case of illegal immigration and decide whether that person shall stay or go, it doesn’t seem to matter that the laws are in place, they don’t fit into his ideas so they don’t count. We have seen over an over instances of ignoring the law, or applying the law in order to favor class or race. There has been a constant flow of money to his supporters and a seemingly blind eye turned to the actual legality of some of the process’ that they use.
So if his influence is fading, that is great! Perhaps the media will start to see what he is doing, maybe they will no longer close their eyes to his mistakes, misstatements and outright lies. Perhaps those who supported him blindly in the past will finally see that he is not the man that they wanted him to be.
What now? Where do we go to get back all that has been taken from us and will we ever be able to recoup our losses? Or perhaps the bigger question is will he find himself, like Jimmy Carter did, with a primary opponent? If not, what kind of campaign are we in for? We have already seen the race card being thrown and quite a bit of bullying going on, how far will they go?
Desperate times require desperate actions, the old saying goes. Will Obama decide that his desperate time requires desperate actions and attempt to do something that is only being whispered about now? We have seen voter fraud several times in the last few years, with ACORN and other affiliates of Mr. Obama, will it increase even more?
I don’t have the answer to any of those questions but I do know one thing, we are in for some very interesting times in the next year. I hope that we are prepared for the unexpected. And more than anything else, I hope that Barack Obama follows the law, and that he loses in 2012. Read the articles from American Thinker and Speedy Jerry
Obama’s Influence Fades
“Sic transit gloria mundi” is a Latin phrase that means “Thus passes the glory of the world.” The Bible says it best: “For, ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall.'”
It was just a few short years ago that Barack Obama sat high atop the pinnacle of celebrity; now, if monthly style and culture magazine GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) is any indication of where in the “passing glory” trajectory Obama is presently situated, Barack’s flower of fame is in the process of dropping its petals and destined for a shelf somewhere, pressed between the pages of a dusty history book. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/obamas_influence_fades.html#ixzz1f1dAsgBk
Obama Blunder’s, A Lost Opportunity
President Bush handed Obama the entire WORLD on a silver platter and he blew it, think a minute and tell me if I’m wrong. Iraq was won after three Administrations hard work, we finally had a strong foot hold in the area, he flushed it for votes. Afghan / Pakistan strategy was full steam ahead successful, he tripled the troops there after WE discovered over a trillion dollars in natural resources 2008 for George Soros investments, another failure. Invade Libya and Uganda for more George Soros investments outcome yet to be seen, we haven’t seen lower gas prices yet, still going up here. http://speedyjerry.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/obama-blunders-a-lost-opportunity/
When Barack Obama was asked in a recent interview if he thought Ameicans are better off now than they were at the time he took over the presidency he said:
“Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn’t taken all the steps that we took. I don’t think the country is stronger yet then it was when the economy was still booming and we didn’t have Wall Street crisis, and we didn’t have the housing bubble burst. But, we’ve made steady progress, we just need to make more.”
John Boehner seems to disagree:
“Are you kidding me?! Why don’t you go ask the 14 million Americans who are out of work whether they’re better off today than they were four years ago?” …
We have all heard Obama and his minions claiming for the past three years that Obama inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression, etc. and without his policies things would have been worse. Basically he claims that he saved us and that he should be given at least four more years to complete his mission, as he’s only half way there … Yeah, I bet you are Mr. Obama.
It’s become well known that Obama has taken the top spot from Jimmy Carter for being the absolute worst president in U.S. history. Instead of bickering back and forth I think we should let the “numbers” speak for them selves as to how good or bad Obama has done.
Steven McCann at The American Thinker has written an excellent piece highlighting and comparing Obama’s performance with those of Franklin Roosevelt’s and Ronald Reagan’s. They both “inherited” economic situations much worse than his.
Click right HERE to see in black and white how lousy this guy has done and how dangerous he is to America.
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Is the US Department of Labor About to Develop Hit Lists of Individuals to Be Targeted By Unions?(via Big Government)
As a preface, sometimes it helps to have been “on the other side” when trying to determine what the unions’ game plan is within the Obama Administration. What you are about to read comes from having been on the other side and, quite frankly, putting two and two together. And, if you are not alarmed when you finish reading this, you should be, because there may be something much more sinister afoot at the Department of Labor than most people realize.
Yesterday, information was shared with you about the importance of submitting a comment by Wednesday on the Department of Labor’s proposed regulatory change on who would be newly classified as ‘persuaders.’
There has been one sentence, more than others, in the Department of Labor’s 160-page proposed rule change that indicates the DOL’s expansion of the definition of ‘persuader’ to mean just about any vendor who has anything to do directly or indirectly with an employer’s relationship with employees since activities may implicitly influence the decisions of employees with regard in the exercise of their rights in the workplace.
Until now, however, one part of the sentence has been overlooked which, unless addressed, may cause individuals great harm—literally, physical harm.
Here is the operative sentence [emphasis added]:
An employer and consultant each must file a report concerning an agreement or arrangement pursuant to which the consultant engages in activities that have as a direct or indirect object to, explicitly or implicitly, influence the decisions of employees with respect to forming, joining or assisting a union, collective bargaining, or any protected concerted activity (such as a strike) in the workplace. [Page 68 & 69]
One of the problems that unions have had for years is that their effectiveness to wage successful strikes has been diminished because employers choose to operate their businesses through the use of outsourcing or the hiring of replacement workers. While much of the blame has been aimed at Ronald Reagan’s use of Jimmy Carter’s strike plan during the air traffic controllers’ strike, the reality is, since 1938, employers have always had the right to permanently replace economic strikers. While employers do not always choose to permanently replace strikers, many employers do hire temporary replacement workers during strikes.
For example, on Thursday, up to 23,000 registered nurses in California will be striking 34 hospitals. Those hospitals that choose to operate will be bringing replacement nurses in to run their facilities. Those replacement nurses are likely independent contractors hired by firms contracted by the hospitals to help them tend to their patients.
Although the strike is for one day, many hospitals have informed union leaders they will prevent striking workers from returning until Sept. 27 because they have signed five-day contracts with the firms bringing in temporary workers.
Despite Barack Obama’s campaign promise to ban the use of permanent replacement workers, it would require legislation in Congress to do so. This won’t likely occur any time soon. Therefore, hisunion cronies at the Department of Labor may have devised a more devious strategy, which is to make the replacement workers themselves targets for union retaliation.
Under the Department of Labor’s proposal, not only will the firms that supply replacement workers like be required to file reports with the Department of Labor, it is highly likely that the Department of Labor will require the replacement workers themselves have to file with the DOL, which will then make the information public, on the internet, for union bosses (and others to view).
The filing form (see below), would require the independent contractor’s name, as well as address,and the requirement is that they file within 30 days of being contracted to do the work.
From the teaching of tactics in college classrooms to the tactics during the recent Verizon strike, as well as the union dispute in Washington and the racially-charged noose incident in North Dakota, union retaliation and violence is not a rare occurrence. In fact, it permeates the House of Labor all the way to the top of the AFL-CIO, including AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka’s own history with union violence.
According to one study, there were over 9,000 reported incidents of union violence. Many of those incidents, like the woman who found a severed cow’s head on her car or the assassination of Eddie York, occurred during labor disputes.
If, in fact, the Department of Labor is doing union bosses’ bidding by establishing a public list of replacement workers and then those same workers (or their families) are retaliated against, it would be difficult for unions to be prosecuted. Since, according to a 1973 US Supreme Court decision, unions are immune from prosecution for union violence if it occurs in the pursuit of union goals, holding unions accountable for retaliation that occurs in the dark of night or at an individual’s home will prove difficult, at best.
Whether or not the union bosses intend for intimidation, retaliation, or even violence to occur is unknown. However, that the Department of Labor seems to be heading toward making a hit list for union bosses seems abundantly clear.
The question that remains now, though, is whether or not anyone is paying attention. Read the rest at Big Government
- Department of Labor Forces Unions on Everyone- Public Response Ends Wed. Hurry! (shortlittlerebel.wordpress.com)
From the man that is doing everything he can to erase our history and destroy this country comes another outrage. As a grandparent, I find this insulting to say the least, but as an American I find it truly disturbing that the President of the United States would stoop so low to change the memories of people. It is obvious that he does not appreciate the feelings that most of this country share, but it is also obvious that he could care less! Read the story from The Last Refuge!
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Presidential Proclamation — National Grandparents Day
Get Over It – 9/11 is Now NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY – So DECREES Obama
(h/t iOTW) No, I’m not kidding. I’m sure grandparents from Burbank to Myrtle Beach are proud to be commemorated on the most horrible day in U.S. history. Obama is a detached maniac, that much he has made clear. Read the full story at The Last Refuge:
- 9/11 is National Grandparents Day: WE REJECT IT. (americandefenseleague.wordpress.com)
With the way the Obama administration has cut off our access to our own energy sources, we are more and more dependent on foreign oil. And yet this is exactly what Mr. Obama claimed that he was going to change. With Iran heading OPEC we are in a worse situation than we were in the late 70’s under Jimmy Carter. Then it was just a few Americans that were held hostage, now it seems that all Americans are at risk of being held hostage and most of them are not even aware that they are at risk.
It’s time that we elected a leader that is interested in freeing the American people from the real hostage taker, Barack Obama. If there is anyone in America that truly wishes to remain a prisoner, I am sure that there is someone some where that is willing to make that a reality for them. As for me, I am quite tired of being held at the point of a gun and am ready to be released.
OPEC Takes Aim At America
July 27, 2011 by John Myers
Only once have I looked down the barrel of a gun. I can tell you it was damn disconcerting. It happened 25 years ago. The automatic rifles that were drawn on me then are pointed at America today. Yet President Barack Obama refuses to acknowledge that America is facing Middle Eastern guns.
In 1986, I traveled to Geneva to attend an emergency OPEC meeting. My father Vernon was in his early 70s but had lost none of the drive that shaped his youth as a reporter, which led him to found Oil Week Magazine and Myers Finance & Energy (MFE).
Vern was old school. While he had not changed from his reporting days, the world had. I got a sense of that when we pulled up to the hotel decked with machine gun-toting policemen.
My dad either didn’t notice the tight security at the hotel or he simply didn’t care. He asked the desk clerk, “Where’s the meeting?”
That was a tough question for anyone, never mind someone not familiar with English.
“Are you looking for the OPEC meeting? That is on the penthouse,” he responded.
“Thanks,” mumbled my dad, as he marched toward the elevator. As I crept behind, I heard the clerk say: “Sir, you are not allowed up there!”
Inside the elevator my dad said, “Penthouse!”
The elevator operator protested until my dad spelled it out: “We are the press.”
The operator reluctantly pushed the button. As our elevator climbed higher, I got a sinking feeling in my stomach. I understood we were about to walk in unannounced on some of the world’s biggest power brokers.
The elevator stopped. The doors slid open and before you could say, “Sheik Your Booty,” four machine guns were aimed at our heads. There stood four of the biggest men I have ever seen, each wearing a turban and a bulletproof vest.
Questions were barked out in Arabic. My dad was led down a hall while a single guard stood over me. I must have put him at ease; because after a few minutes, he shouldered his gun and offered me a cigarette.
Our entrance was like the Keystone Kops, but luck would have it that Vern got his story. Down the hall was a member of the Saudi delegation who remembered my dad from a 1962 trip to the Kingdom. While I stood before the guard, Vern was talking to his old Saudi acquaintance. He learned that Saudi Arabia was going to open up its spigots. Over the next several months, oil prices began to fall dramatically.
An Energy Crisis Waiting to Explode
That OPEC no longer exists. The de facto leader of OPEC today is militant Iran, whose influence grows with each passing month. Whether we know it or not, America is staring into the guns of OPEC.
A recent simulation called Securing America’s Future Energy declared that the United States lacks effective energy policy responses in the event of another OPEC embargo. The Heritage Foundation, which is made up of current and former government officials and diplomats, reported that protracted turmoil in principal OPEC countries has the potential to cause a sharp decline in oil production and an acute price spike.
The crisis game they played was called Oil ShockWave, and it took place in The Ritz-Carlton ballroom a stone’s throw from the White House. Players included George Bush’s former deputy secretary of state John Negroponte, a former official of Jimmy Carter’s Administration and a former Shell Oil chief executive. They participated as make-believe cabinet officials. At the conclusion of the simulation, participants acknowledged America had become hostage to its need for oil, yet they couldn’t quite seem to break away.
“We are reaping the harvest of our dependence on petroleum and the fact that the countries that produce it are either unstable or hostile to our interests,” declared Stephen Hadley, who reprised his real-life role as Bush’s national security adviser. “How did we let this happen when we’ve known we’ve been dependent on oil for 20 years?”
Former Shell Oil chief executive officer John Hofmeister played the role of energy secretary in the exercise. He gave assurances about U.S. domestic supply. Not one person called for an accelerated transition to renewable energies. According to one participant, nobody even whispered the words “climate change.”
Hofmeister said: “The most powerful message that we have is that the United States of America has more oil than any other country in the world that we know of. We have simply been holding ourselves back from producing that oil. I think it is time to really get the message to Congress that it is time to start producing.”
My question is: When is Obama going to wake up to the impending crisis? It may already be too late, and if Muslim guns turn on the Saudi Royal family itself, it will be far too late — not just for the House of Saud for but the United States.
Fleischer’s conclusion is that Obama should announce the Federal government is going to open up every acre of land for oil drilling that was previously declared off-limits.
After 2½ years of disappointment, I think my odds of winning the SuperLotto are better than the chances that Obama will wake up to the petroleum peril America is facing. That is bad news for the country, which is staring down the barrel of $8 per gallon gasoline prices. Read the rest at Personal Liberty Digest:
- World Oil Supplies As Reported In EIA’s Most Recent International Energy Statistics (businessinsider.com)
- David Prosser: Russia is the big winner from the Opec debacle (independent.co.uk)
Did the Democrats know what Barack Obama was when they nominated him for their Presidential Candidate? Did they know what his goals were? Does that mean that the Democrat Party no longer wishes to be part of this Republic, but instead wish to live under a Dictator?
I don’t believe that most of the people that voted for Barack Obama realized what his goals were! He is a good actor and the words he threw around, “Hope and Change” were what he knew people wanted. He also knew that they wanted things to change for the better so that they would have some hope for themselves and their families. The sad truth is that instead of giving people hope, Obama has done more to kill hope and give people despair that any other President in the history of this country. Even under Jimmy Carter, people still had hope. They believed that with the election of a new President that at the very least the policies would change.
Mr. Obama has put such fear into many Americans that they are afraid that he will not even leave the office. They are afraid that he will find some way to suspend the election and declare martial law! Do they have a reason to fear? If you have a man that has shown over and over that he believes he does not have to obey the law, I thing that fear is justified. Read the article from the American Thinker below and judge for yourself the man Barack Obama and whether you think that he will obey the laws of this country when it comes to his future!
Tyrannus Obama Rex
By Jay Clarke
Barack Obama has many names. He’s been called Savior, Messiah, and The Anointed One. He’s the first biracial and, some say, first post-racial president. He is charged as the leader of the free world, defender of democracy, and America’s head of state. He’s an accomplished organizer, spellbinding orator, and historically significant occupant of the Oval Office. And, he is a tyrant.
Americans hate tyrants. Tyrants are ruthless villains, hostile to the basic freedoms granted to humanity by God. Enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have spoken hope to Americans and to freedom-loving people around the world for 235 years. But, these basic, God-given rights are under assault. Not by international forces, but from within. From within America. From within the U.S. government itself and directly from the Office of the President.
Writing in the New England Journal of Political Science, Kris Aaron Beck and Prathibha V. Joshi discuss tyranny and tyrants in exhaustive detail in their work “On Tyranny: The Political and Economic Characteristics of the Authoritarian Regime.” According to Beck and Joshi, tyrants and tyrannies differ depending upon the political systems that they seek to dominate. Yet, there are characteristics common to all tyrants:
#1. Consolidation of Power (page 65).
Tyrants move quickly to centralize and consolidate power by “investing into one entity the authority to make political decisions previously found within multiple institutions.”
Barack Obama is currently in the consolidation phase of his tyrannical foray. He violates laws with impunity, forcing Congress and/or the Supreme Court to rein him in. Obama’s response to accusations of illegal activity might best be paraphrased as “You don’t like it? So sue me.”
Long, drawn out legal battles work in Obama’s favor. Legal attempts to rein in such a tyrant can be frustrating and only serve to give the apostate leader additional time and freedom to strengthen his hold.
By definition, tyranny is the “arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power.” Whether it’s Congressional oversight, court orders, or the American People, Obama is well-versed in circumventing any authority that may seek to limit his acquisition of power. Read more at American Thinker:
- Obama’s Creeping Tyranny (loopyloo305.wordpress.com)
- Are We Headed For Tyranny? (loopyloo305-intothelight.blogspot.com)
- The Obama New START Treaty with Russia Encourages an Attact on the United States (via Voting American) (loopyloo305-intothelight.blogspot.com)
- Freedom Lost (loopyloo305.wordpress.com)
When Mr. Obama was running for President in 2008, his platform was “Hope and Change”. All of us wanted to hope that change would be for the better. We wanted to economy to improve and for there to be more jobs. We wanted to have more money in our pockets and food on our table. We wanted the wars to end and our people to be able to return home to their families. We wanted to bring America back to the high standards that she had held for most of her history.
Many people thought that that was what Mr. Obama was offering them. They thought that he would do as he had promised and concentrate “like a laser” on jobs and jump starting the economy. They didn’t realize that when he was allocating the stimulus money that what he was really doing, was paying off his supporters. They didn’t realize that when he was focusing on jobs, it would be to see how many he could get rid of by closing mines, stopping the building of coal-fired energy plants, and stopping drilling. They didn’t think that instead of improving the economy and bringing more jobs to the country, he would inact policies that would lead to higher gas and food prices. The fact that gas is as high as $5.49 in some places in CA is putting enormous pressure on the poor and middle class. When you add in the increased cost of food, the totality of the cost is crippling.
Mr. Obama is well on his way to fundamentally changing this country, but it is not a change for the better. Nothing that he has done has been to make this country a better and more prosperous place to live. The increased burdens have forced us to live more and more on a edge that we are finding ourselves at an increased risk of falling off.
Even if we elect a new President in 2012, it may be decades before we can regain what we have lost under Mr. Obama. That all depends on whether Mr. Obama will even listen to the people and step down. Nothing that he has done so far has shown that he has any more respect for the rule of law than he does for the country or it’s people. Time and again he and his administration have ignored and completely disregarded laws that they don’t like. We have no evidence that they will not do the same with the results of the 2012 election.
While on his campaign trail for the presidency, Barack Obama talked to no end about the “change” that would visit upon America, a change so profound, so sweeping, that it would “fundamentally transform” America. To understand the implications of this, we would do ourselves a good turn to subject the concept of “change” to philosophical interrogation.
“Change” is a concept with a storied history in the annals of Western philosophy. In fact, it is no exaggeration to account for Western philosophy itself as an enduring conflict over the nature of change and its place in the world. From its inception in ancient Greece 2600 years ago to the present day, philosophers have realized that inquiries regarding change are inseparable from those concerning permanence, identity, knowledge, belief, particulars, universals, and, in short, a plethora of other philosophical concepts.
- “The Middle East in Proving Once Again That Obama Is Worse and More Dangerous Than Jimmy Carter – The Sunday Commentary” and related posts (theliberalslies.blogspot.com)
- White House considers draining America’s Strategic Oil Reserves to further hide inflation (yourdaddy.net)
- Obama, the Apostate (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
The ignorance and arrogance of our President has put this country at the biggest risk we have been in since 9/11. If we were attacked at this moment, who would stand with us? Not Egypt!!! Not Saudia Arabia!!!! Even Israel must feel that we are not really looking out for the interest of our allies.
Do the people in the administration, and the President himself, even care that they are quickly becoming thought of as worse than Jimmy Carter. Even Mr. Carter was not so arrogant that he felt that he could tell leaders of other countries that they were irrelevant. The man that stood so tall a couple of years ago is quickly becoming the smallest man in the world.
When you have no concept of empathy, I guess it is hard to understand that everyone else might not agree with you and that you are not the only one who counts. The way the Mr. Obama has handled the Egyptian crisis is stunning in it’s lack of understanding and it’s betrayal of allies.This arrogance on the part of Obama is angering our allies and empowering our enemies.
You have to wonder at the intelligence of our leaders, as well as the intelligence that we are getting from our CIA and State Department. Are they not really aware of the state of affairs in the area, or are they just not listening. We have seen this arrogance on the part of the Obama administration before, when they were so determined to ram healthcare through, that they ignored the will of the people.
It’s amazing that the very man that was supposed to be the one that would be able to understand the middles east, because he had lived there as a child, has actually angered and betrayed our allies. I wonder if Mr. Obama really understands the fact that, instead of fostering democracy, all he has done is angered the leaders and fostered even more turmoil. Is he going to take any responsibility for the increased violence?
When you add in the way they are actively cutting our security on the border, shutting down drilling for oil, gas, and mining, you really do have to ask, what is the real agenda of this administration? Are they really so ignorant? Are they really so arrogant that they can’t accept that they are not smarter that the rest of the people in the country, and the world? Or do they not care?
Instead of having a strong leader in Mr. Obama, we have wound up with a joker and a fool, that is mocked and ridiculed, by both our enemies and our allies. Instead of a leader that will bring this country back from the brink of economic disaster, we have a weak man that is unable to concentrate on even one thing at a time, much less, walk and chew gum at the same time.
Instead of a man that understands the plight of the poor and downtrodden, we have a man that is grinding them underfoot, and increasing the prices that they have to pay for everything that they need. Instead of a leader who is cares about the environment of the country, and the world, we have a man that is putting in place polices that so anger average Americans, that they have less energy, time, and even hope, for the future, that they are wondering if the concern for the environment is just a scam.
- Colonel Allen West: “Truth Needs To Be Said” About Obama’s Arrogance (peregrine5700.wordpress.com)
- Obama & Carter more alike than EVER! (wizardofaws.wordpress.com)