Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In January, President Obama insisted that "everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good. Everybody is going to have to give. Everybody is going to have to have some skin in the game."
If sacrifice is the precursor to change, what will the family that ran on change offer up? Elitist doublespeak won't cut it. [source]
Monday, August 2, 2010
I just can't wait to see what they will do next.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wonder when more people will start to question the ability of Obama and his administration to vet the people that it puts into places of power and influence? When you start to look at the issues that have come to light over the history and beliefs of many of them you begin to wonder if the administration is really this inept, or for what purpose are these types of people being placed in the positions they are in.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
- In the years following the communist takeover of China-- known as the Yan’an Rectification Movement-- thousands of intellectuals and others who might derail the indoctrination of the populace with Marxist and Leninist principles were killed.
- This campaign was followed by the Zhen Fan and Shu Fan which targeted former Chinese Nationalist officials and employees of Western corporations, business owners, landowners, and intellectuals. An estimated three to five million people were killed, and another 1.5 million were sent to labor camps.
- Various campaigns and movements kept targeting intellectuals and other enemies of the state. But try as hard as they might, the secret police and communist officials couldn’t kill as many Chinese as efficiently as the widespread famine triggered by the Great Leap Forward --Chairman Mao’s attempts to impose collectivism on China’s peasant farmers -- which resulted in between 20 and 43 million people starving to death (Mao himself always seemed very well-fed).
- Mao’s subsequent economic and social engineering programs were also dismal failures and fearing that capitalist sentiment was stealthily creeping into the hearts and minds of the people, he launched the Cultural Revolution and went after his enemies and those pesky intellectuals with a vengeance. With the educated being specifically targeted, schools and universities were shuttered and students from urban areas were forcibly relocated to the remote countryside. Illiteracy rates soared, ancient Chinese artifacts and monuments were destroyed as a symbolic break with “the old ways of thinking” and traditional customs and religious ceremonies were systematically stamped out. As many as 36 million people were persecuted; of these up to 1.5 million were killed and an equal number maimed. [link]
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By now you wouldn't even expect coverage like this. Hasn't anyone learned yet that this man cannot tell the truth, especially as it concerns anything he said in his campaign. Obama is a smoke and mirrors politician.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
"Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents." [link]
Talk about being at a loss for words...
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Needless to say the decision has been reversed.
I find it troubling that this type of legislation is floating around. It is just as troubling the vague language used. For example "critical infrastructure information system or network", couldn't that just as easily be read as "internet". Especially if you look at the internet as a tool for banking, purchasing, trading stocks, etc... Also, how many ISP providers are the local and/or regional telephone companies? Wouldn't the government consider those "critical infrastructure"? ISP service through satellite or cable providers "critical infrastructure" by saying these mediums need to be able to function in order to broadcast "news and information" in case of an actual emergency?
The case could very easily be made that this authority would indeed allow the president to order the shut down of the internet. Should we even consider the words of the new FCC czar, Mark Lloyd, "It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press,” he said. “This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.” [link]
I will let you draw your own conclusions.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This one leaves me speechless. [link] Just wonder what he will be talking about. Better be prepared to deprogram your young ones when they get home from school on this day. Here is the link for the activities for grades 7-12.
Monday, August 31, 2009
"So what's the difference between republican and democratic forms of government? John Adams captured the essence of the difference when he said, 'You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.' Nothing in our Constitution suggests that government is a grantor of rights. Instead, government is a protector of rights." -- Walter Williams
In 1932 a study was begun to study syphilis in black males. This study would eventually be known as the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment.   The claimed intention of the study was to justify treatment programs for blacks with the disease. The study consisted of 600 black males, 399 with syphilis and 201 that did not have the disease.
In 1947 penicillin became the go to treatment for syphilis and treating this disease. However the participants in the Tuskegee study were not allowed to seek treatment elsewhere, nor were any of them even given penicillin. The disease was allowed to run its course. It was not until 1968 that ethical concerns were voiced by those within the study, in 1969 the CDC reaffirms the need for the study and even gains the support of the AMA and NMA. In 1972 the study was shut down, and Congress begins hearings the following year.
By the end of the study in 1972, only 74 of the test subjects were alive. 28 of the original 399 men had died of syphilis, 100 were dead of related complications, 40 of their wives had been infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital syphilis.
A quote from one of the doctors involved in the study, "The men's status did not warrant ethical debate. They were subjects, not patients; clinical material, not sick people." --Dr. John Heller.
Dr. Heller would also say, "For the most part, doctors and civil servants simply did their jobs. Some merely followed orders, others worked for the glory of science."
So ends part three of "It Can't Happen Here!"
Sources for post: http://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm