Lord Christopher Monckton spoke at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN last week on the UN Climate Change treaty scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen this coming December 2009. His speech was entitled “Is Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty?”
Here is why the truth matters. It was all very well for jesting Pilate to ask that question and then not to tarry for an answer. But that question that he asked, “what is the truth?” is the question which underlies every question and in the end it is the only question that really matters. When you ask that question what you are really asking is “what is the truth about the matter?” And we are now going to see why it matters morally, socially, and politically, as well as economically and scientifically. That the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth should inform public policy on this question.
The Associated Press in 2004, described Barack Obama as “Kenyan-born.” Anyone know why? It couldn’t possibly be true, as he has a Hawaiian Certificate of Birth, or so they say.
Yes we can! We can change. We have changed! “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (It’s from the Bible, Proverbs 22:6.)
More Proof This is NOT Your Grandmother’s America! At the exact same time that President Obama dismissed the Revolutionary War heritage of America, he was praising with uplifted voice the “timeless heritage” of Russia.
It seems that the current American President has officially snubbed the women of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (The DAR) at their yearly convention in Washington, D.C., appropriately named “Continental Congress.” Tradionally, American Presidents send greetings to the respected, non-political woman’s organization, either in person or via written or video address. This year, 2009, the stunned audience of descendants of Revolutionary War Patriots sat in silence awaiting a message from their President, for whom many of the women had voted.
The lineage society, whose motto is “God, Home and Country,” accepts women who can prove direct descent from a patriot of the American Revolution regardless of race, religion or ethnic background. This year, civil rights legend Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was awarded the DAR’s highest recognition, the DAR Medal of Honor, for her lifetime of service, leadership and patriotism.
Other events highlighted during Continental Congress were:
- Founders Medals for Patriotism, Education, Heroism, and Youth
- Americanism Award
- Outstanding Veteran-Patient of the Year
- Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year
- Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Award for the Army Nurse of the Year
- Margaret Cochran Corbin Award for distinguished women in military service
- Outstanding Teacher of American History
- Outstanding Community Service Award
During 2008-2009, which included Barack Obama’s tenure as America’s President, women of the DAR volunteered more than 60,000 hours to veteran patients, awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to American students, and supported schools for the underprivileged with donations exceeding one million dollars.
While President Obama deemed that the women of the DAR were not worthy of their nation’s gratitude, he did address, in person, the 2009 graduating class of the New Economic School at Gostinny Dvor in Russia on July 7, 2009, during the exact time that the Daughters of the American Revolution were in Washington remembering America’s “heritage” and the sacrifices of their patriotic ancestors of the Revolution. Obama spoke to the Russians of their “heritage,” with these exact words from The White House Official Web Site:
I speak to you today with deep respect for Russia’s timeless heritage. Russian writers have helped us understand the complexity of the human experience, and recognize eternal truths. Russian painters, composers, and dancers have introduced us to new forms of beauty. Russian scientists have cured disease, sought new frontiers of progress, and helped us go to space.
These are contributions that are not contained by Russia’s borders, as vast as those borders are. Indeed, Russia’s heritage has touched every corner of the world, and speaks to the humanity that we share. That includes my own country, which has been blessed with Russian immigrants for decades; we’ve been enriched by Russian culture, and enhanced by Russian cooperation. And as a resident of Washington, D.C., I continue to benefit from the contributions of Russians — specifically, from Alexander Ovechkin. We’re very pleased to have him in Washington, D.C.
UPDATE: The official statement from Linda Gist Calvin, President General of the NSDAR, graciously states “Rumors have been circulating suggesting that the absence of greetings was an intentional slight on the part of the President. Your President General is sure this is not the case. … Greetings from the White House to the DAR Continental Congress actually did not begin until 1910. There have also been more than a dozen years since that time in which greetings were not forthcoming. Regardless, please be assured that the DAR will continue to foster relationships with those in the White House and share our objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism.”
President Sarkozy of France Does!
Big O was NOT ogling that 16-year-old Brazilian girl at the G8. It was President Sarkozy of France! Our State-run ABC News has the video proof. Remember ABC News? They proved that Obama did NOT bow to the Saudi king & that Brian Williams did NOT bow to Big O.
But, it only gets worse for Big O the longer he hangs out in Italy with Sarkozy! Look at this and notice that the leader of Italy is behaving extraordinarily good: head hung low contemplating the ground: G8, foto di gruppo per i grandi del mondo.
The image, Obama & Sarkozy pull a Berlusconi on a girl at #G8, is subject to copyright by van Maanen. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.
What do you get when you apply 1930s solutions to the 21st century, and merge state and corporate powers? Is is really FASCISM? Maybe. Is it OBAMAGEDDON? Yes!
Stack up briefcases filled with $100 bills to equal Obama’s assorted bank bailouts, stimulus packages and proposed $3.6 trillion budget, and the briefcases would reach so high into the atmosphere that they would constitute a hazard to satellites.
Less than three years ago American Liberals were in high dungeon because President George Bush had spent “BILLIONS” with a “B” dollars fighting a war against terror. One website even went so far as to graphically illustrate just how many miles high President Bush’s $315 Billion dollars stacked up. A billion here, a billion there… Pretty soon it starts to add up to some real money. Those billions of dollars went to pay soldiers’ salaries, to pay American workers for building war munitions, airplanes and tanks, to pay American farmers for food, etcetera.
Fast forward less than three years and we are into the TRILLIONS of Dollars stratosphere as our government is throwing money anywhere it can in the name of Financial Bailout and Stimulus. Our brand new President, Obama has proposed budget deficits of $1.75 trillion for 2009, and an additional $1.17 trillion for 2010. All the government has to do is collect a cool $3 trillion from American taxpayers to clear that off the books. So what’s a few Billion here and a few Billion there in the whole scheme of things? After all, American taxpayers always come through.
Today, no one seems concerned about how much a Trillion Dollars really is. Routinely, our government leaders mistakenly interchange the words million, billion and trillion when referring to taxpayer money that they plan to spend or have spent. That is because no one can really understand how much money is a $Billion, much less a $Trillion! As an example, just last week the U. S. Congress went totally bananas over AIG executives getting a mere $165 MILLION in bonuses. How much out of $3 Trillion is $165 Million? It’s really a pittance comparatively, but apparently that math is too much for the average American.
Last week, amid the AIG bonus distraction so that no one would notice, the Federal government announced that it is printing $1 Trillion in new money to flood our troubled economy. $1 Trillion! And barely a wimper from “We the People.” Clifford Barney of Red Door Software wrote the following entitled “Money in the Sky – the Story of Jack and the Greenstalk.”
Inspired by the visuals of enormous amounts of money at $87 Billion, I calculated the following: A 1-inch thick stack of 100 dollar bills (the highest denomination in circulation) is worth about $25,000. To mentally grasp the staggering value of the $1 trillion that the Fed recently announced plans to inject into the economy, the stack of 100 dollar bills would need to be – get this – 40 million inches high. Let’s see, divide by 12, divide again by 5280 and um…that’s a stack of 100 dollar bills more than 630 miles high. Yes, SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY MILES HIGH. Hundred dollar bills.
If you stacked them up like bricks, the mound of money would be a giant cube 70 feet long on each side. To transport it, you would need a fleet of semi-trucks more than a mile long. And these are HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS!
This picture ($87 Billion) represents the sheer scale of $1 trillion in 100 dollar bills. Note the little speck in the bottom right corner – that’s a man and his car.
I reckon I could grab a six-inch stack of bills with each hand, if it was in front of me. That’s $300,000 – enough to buy a nice house in most of America.
Now imagine if we used the Fed’s $1 trillion printing press injection to build $300,000 houses on modest half-acre parcels. It would take up a swath of land the size of Delaware. Or you could choose to build nearly 1200 brand-spanking new Trump Towers like the one recently completed in Chicago – each 92 stories tall (quarter mile high), accommodating 10,000 people each.
Bottom line – dat’s a lotta money. You think your $5,000 visa bill is scary? How about our kids’ and grandkids’ multi-trillion dollar credit card bill?
Just a thought – do members of Congress have to show any aptitude for math at all? Or do they pretty much think that million, billion and trillion are just different flavors of money?
Remember those old Miami Vice episodes from the 80’s when drug dealers would open up their briefcases, and it would be stuffed with hundred dollar bills? I always used to imagine what I could do with a whole briefcase full of money. The average worker’s lifelong earnings would not fill up one of those briefcases.
Out of curiosity, I whipped out my calculator to see how much an entire briefcase full of 100 dollar bills would be worth. Turns out it’s $840,000. See my math. Imagine what you could do with a single briefcase full of 100 dollar bills. You could buy yourself a really nice house. Travel the world first class for a couple of years. Properly managed, you could probably retire for life and live modestly.
Now imagine a stack of briefcases 56 miles high, all filled with 100 dollar bills. That’s the size of the $1 trillion that the Federal Reserve just authorized to be ‘released into the economy,’ e.g. printed/created/contrived. I’m not even going to touch on the assorted bank bailouts, stimulus packages and Obama’s obscene $3.6 trillion proposed FY2010 budget, because that would push the stack of money-filled briefcases so high into the atmosphere, they’d be a hazard to satellites.
The government is spending money it doesn’t have, and at this point, will NEVER have. It’s easy to imagine that this very year future historians are being born who, in 50 years or so, will be writing scathing historical criticisms of our generation’s government, attitudes, wastefulness and neglect. Yes, neglect. We are neglecting the future, as if it might not ever happen.
The Math, for those who care…
Our present currency measures 2.61 inches wide by 6.14 inches long, and the thickness is 0.0043 inches. An ordinary briefcase is about 12.5 inches wide, 16.5 inches long and 3 inches thick. A 3-inch high stack of 100 dollar bills would consist of 700 bills worth $70,000. The briefcase could hold 12 such stacks, or $840,000. Dat’s a lotta money.
From the Three Ring Circus that is Washington. Watch As Your Country Spirals Out of Control.
“Every single Democrat in this House that voted for that bill voted to approve and protect those AIG bonuses.”
Why Do Democrats Love High Taxes? Because Democrats Don’t Pay Taxes! Only chumps pay taxes, and Democrats are NOT chumps. Only Republicans are.
If ALL of us decide to follow the lead of President Obama’s cabinet secretaries and not bother paying our taxes this year, who will the IRS go after first? Will IRS go after those of us “little people” who owe $5000 or less, or will tax collectors set their sights on the $35,000 to $135,000 guys – like Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury? Mr. Secretary Timothy Geithner not only did not pay federal self-employment tax for which he was reimbursed in advance, but he took a “child care” deduction for an exclusive summer camp for his children. Why cannot you do that too, even if you are not the Secretary of Treasury in charge of the IRS?
If, following the lead of our government’s leaders, we peons all decide not to pay our taxes this year, will the IRS go after all of us? Is there a jail or prison large enough in the United States to contain all of us? It is up to you to find what is your Representatives’ stance on taxes. The media will never investigate to tell you as they are not interested in asking probing questions of Democrats. Ask your own United States Representatives if they pay all of their taxes or do they pay only what they want, like former Democrat Senate Leader Tom Daschle. Ask your Representatives in Congress why you should pay taxes when a Senator and the Secretary of the Treasury are not required to do so. Ask your own Representatives if they, themselves, pay their taxes, or do they leave that up to some low level employee who may or may not be on maternity leave.
Looking for a “legal” tax haven? – No need to go off-shore anymore. Just join the Obama administration.