It is Saturday evening, and my apologies for the lateness of the notice, but I would love for all my loyal readers to stop by tomorrow between 2-4pm eastern at the very new Wake Up America Vision Board over at Ning. Here are the rules of the vision board, and I know y’all get it:
The W.A.M. Vision Board is meant to be positively focused and solution oriented (not just rants).
Three basic rules of W.A.M. Vision Board: 1. Common Courtesy 2. Common Decency 3. Respect for all persons
Please also stop by the main Mission Page for all sorts of interesting tidbits, including the link to go sign up at the main Wake Up America site. For my blogger compadres, please take the time to sign into the WAM ning page and sign up for Tsunami Media to get ready for the next conference call on Monday, February 9th, and pick up badges for your blogs. This particular site also has a chat room that will be available.
Not much more that I can add at this point except:
I want the hackers that are busy, busy, busy, to stop trying – ain’t gonna happen…….and………I would like to extend a warm welcome to the International Atomic Energy Agency. (I just love it when I fall into another rabbit hole.)
I have been waiting for this story to break and now it has. From WND:
Congress sued to remove prez from White House; Defendants had to ensure the Constitution is upheld.
A new lawsuit is challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, and this one targets Congress as a defendant for its “failure” to uphold the constitutional demand to make sure Obama qualified before approving the Electoral College vote that actually designated him as the occupant of the Oval Office.
It is being brought on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner Jr., Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelson Jr. and names as defendants Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, House of Representatives and former Vice President Dick Cheney along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
(Author’s Note: Everyone please welcome the Democratic National Headquarters to this post!)
Sure does look like our elected officials want to repeat the Great Depression with all their meddling in the economy and nationalizing of banks and corporations. Does anyone really think that Bambi or Nancy have any kind of handle on this problem? Do you want to continue to allow Obama, Pelosi and the rest of the gang-rapers in Washington to lie to us and sell the next five generations down the river? Do you really think that any of what they are doing is going to help us? They are LIARS!
But back to the point at hand….
I ran across this post from Puma For Life a day ago and wanted to show my readers the progression of what is happening in the world as we get tunnel vision here in America with what the new administration and the gang in D.C. along with their corporate sponsors are doing to our economy, (i.e. printing enough money to collapse our dollar.)
After several weeks of protests, the Iceland government finally resigned.It appears that the new Prime Minister will be Johanna Sigurdardottir, who is both a woman and gay.It appears thatSiurdardottir will be the first gay Prime Minister in the world.
It is important for us to recognize the activism of the citizens of Iceland .They got on the streets and they made enough noise to not only be heard, but to disrupt the government processes.They not only had pots and pans, they had drummers, loudspeakers, and speeches.With the exception of one evening when the crowd’s energy became aggressive against the police, the protests were nonviolent.In fact, the day after the protests turned ugly, a peaceful demonstration was held where free hugs were offered to everyone, including the police.
Now, this may sound like a strange question, but do these people look like terrorists?Well, apparently, back when the whole financial crisis began in Iceland , and the Icelandic banking system collapsed and was nationalized, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown used antiterrorist legislation to freeze the assets of Icelandic banks and companies operating in Great Britain .
Apparently, the British Treasury was concerned that British creditors would not be compensated by the Icelandic government, as they appeared to be giving preference to domestic creditors.As you might guess, this action made matters worse.In fact, it led to a run on the banks in Iceland and the suspension of their currency.
At the beginning of January, the Iceland government made the decision to sue the British Government, through the European Court of Human Rights, for using “wrongful and unjustified” anti-terrorist legislation to freeze the assets of the collapsed bank.It will be interesting to see the outcome of this action.
This may sound very distant and unimportant to people here in the USA , but I am covering this story because, hey, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re moving in the same direction.Not only that, we have tons and tons of antiterrorist legislation just ripe for using against We The People.
PUMA For Life makes a great point about all the anti-terrorist legislation that will be used against us in a time of civil unrest. With all the strange things happening to my blog and the visitors that have been arriving for weeks, I have been waiting to be rounded up post haste.
But I am digressing and wanted to show what is happening in France and Germany right now.
The gloom surrounding this year’s World Economic Forum descended into confrontation yesterday as international labour leaders launched a withering attack on the 1,400 business executives and 41 heads of government at Davos over what the labour leaders alleged was their failure to respond effectively to a deepening crisis of their own creation.
Guy Ryder, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), said that the current financial turmoil had triggered a social timebomb that would lead to deepening civil unrest and soaring crime.
The comments from the confederation, which represents 168 million workers in 157 countries, are the most ferocious example yet of a backlash that has persuaded many who attend frequently to stay away from Davos this year. Yesterday Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, became the latest political figure to stay away from the meeting, after a similar move by David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary.
Mr Ryder, speaking as strikes involving hundreds of thousands of workers erupted across France and Germany, told The Times: “We are on the road to serious social instability, which could be extremely dangerous in some countries to democracy itself.”
He said: “Davos does not make me at all confident. I don’t see any of the leadership here that is needed to get us out of this crisis . . . There is very little contrition here.”
The ITUC warned that around the world more than 50 million jobs could be lost this year and that more than 200 million people would be driven into absolute poverty. The confederation said that the financial crisis had arisen because of “rampant speculation and financial profiteering” and that new global financial architecture needed to be established to “support regulation and ensure coherence”.
Sharan Burrow, the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, said that the world was now witnessing the human cost of “casino capitalism” as the impacts of rising unemployment and home repossessions and of plunges in savings and pension funds hit millions of families.
Ms Burrow said: “Why shouldn’t working people be angry? Their money is being used to stabilise the financial system, but it is their wealth, their jobs and the welfare of their children that is being stripped away.”
AND HERE IS THE REASON IT IS HAPPENING…
Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September, investors have been increasingly wary of those banks with relatively low capital ratios, thus encouraging banks to hoard funds at the expense of lending to business and investing. “What the markets are suggesting is notappropriate,” he said and called on banks to resume normal business practices and regain some of their lost confidence.
Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.
Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed.
It is the day after the Democrats in the House passed the $819B, (really $1.2 Trillion), stimulus/spending package with all of Nancy’s pet projects getting their share of our pie, and what do I wake up to? The DOW has given back half of it’s gains from yesterday (so far), and two articles that are surely going to make y’all feel warm and fuzzy today:
WASHINGTON (AP) – The $800 billion-plus economic stimulus measure making its way through Congress could steer government checks to illegal immigrants, a top Republican congressional official asserted Thursday.The legislation, which would send tax credits of $500 per worker and $1,000 per couple, expressly disqualifies nonresident aliens, but it would allow people who don’t have Social Security numbers to be eligible for the checks.
Undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for a Social Security number can file tax returns with an alternative number. A House-passed version of the economic recovery bill and one making its way through the Senate would allow anyone with such a number, called an individual taxpayer identification number, to qualify for the tax credits.
A revolt among GOP conservatives to similar provisions of a 2008 economic stimulus bill, which sent rebate checks to most wage earners, forced Democratic congressional leaders to add stricter eligibility requirements. That legislation, enacted in February 2008, required that people have valid Social Security numbers in order to get checks.
And an article that is probably more important considering everything that we have been learning about The Fed, The Treasury, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, Timothy Geithner and the NY Bank cabal that is ruining our country:
New Bank Bailout Could Cost $2 Trillion(What? I thought the first $700B was to bailout the banks and buy up the bad assets according to Paulson. Exactly how long are we going to let them lie to us?)
WASHINGTON — Government officials seeking to revamp the U.S. financial bailout have discussed spending another $1 trillion to $2 trillion to help restore banks to health, according to people familiar with the matter.
President Barack Obama’s new administration is wrestling with how to stem the continuing loss of confidence in the financial system, as it divides up the remaining $350 billion from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program launched last fall. The potential size of rescue efforts being discussed suggests the administration may need to ask Congress for more funds. Some of the remaining $350 billion of TARP funds has already been earmarked for other efforts, including aid to auto makers and to homeowners facing foreclosure.
The administration, which could announce its plans within days, hasn’t yet made a determination on the final shape of its new proposal, and the exact details could change. Among the issues officials are wrestling with: How to fix damaged financial institutions without ending up owning them.
The aim is to encourage banks to begin lending again and investors to put private capital back into financial institutions. The administration is expected to take a series of steps, including relieving banks of bad loans and distressed securities. The so-called “bad bank” that would buy these assets could be seeded with $100 billion to $200 billion from the TARP funds, with the rest of the money — as much as $1 trillion to $2 trillion — raised by selling government-backed debt or borrowing from the Federal Reserve. (…and what is the interest going to be on $2T when $887B has $347Billion in interest?We should probably be talking about 5 future generations in debt to the Fed instead of just three.)
A Treasury spokeswoman said that “while lots of options are on the table, there are no final decisions” on what she described as a “comprehensive plan.” She added: “The president has made it clear that he’ll do whatever it takes to stabilize our financial system so that we can get credit flowing again to families and businesses.” (8 Trillion has gone into saving the banks and insurance companies so far with no effect; what is another $2 Trillion going to do?)
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that he wants to avoid nationalizing banks if possible. “We’d like to do our best to preserve that system,” Mr. Geithner said. But given the weakened state of the banking industry, with bank share prices low and their capital needs high, economists say the government probably can’t avoid owning at least some banks for a temporary period.(I suspect Geithner is lying, just like Paulson and Bernanke did.)
But buying common shares raises the likelihood that weaker banks will become largely government-owned. Bank share prices are so low that any sizable government investment in a bank would give the U.S. effective control of it.
The best approach is to have banks “under pretty heavy government control as briefly as possible — basically long enough to take off the bad assets and recapitalize — and sell the back to full private control as quickly as possible,” said Adam Posen, deputy director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. (“Sell the bank to full private control as quickly as possible; does anybody really think that is going to happen?)
I am going to get into so much trouble for saying this out loud, but I am going to say it while I still can. So the question would be, when are Americans going to start marching peaceably in the streets requiring the resignation and prosecution of all these liars and thieves?
(P.S. I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, IBM, and Google corporations for their patronage. I would also like to thank NASA for their return visit. If you want to know what NASA is actually looking at, email me.)
I think the Republicans have heard the wake up call and are finally standing up even though the Democrat controlled Congress and White House are flipping them the bird.
Republican John Boehner on creating jobs (not saving jobs). BTW, there is $347 BILLION DOLLARS IN INTEREST ON BAMBI’S STIMULUS BILL. Just thought you might like to add $887 Billion and $347 Billion together….
and Eric Cantor:
and the Glenn Beck “The One Thing” from today 1-28 that I have been waiting for. You let me know if you think Glenn is wrong on his assessment. As soon as I find a embedable vid, I will add it.
Our government, their banks and corporate buddies created all this debt and look where it got us. How is going even farther into debt and passing that debt on to at least 3 future generations going to get us out of this?
Answer: It’s Not!
The only way to shorten this recession and keep it from depression is to do THE HARD WORK of letting the idiot children fail, cutting taxes for everybody and not funding any PORK! Is it going to suck? Oh yeah, but only for a short time and our dollar will not collapse as a result of Martin Luther Lincoln’s “stimulus” (in all actuality “spending”) bill. How does funding ACORN help create jobs?
I have been screaming about the wolf at the door since last summer and it just keeps getting worse. How do we make our “elected officials” do what we want them to do? I guess firing all the sh**heads in 2010 while we are in the midst of a depression may send a message…
This is all you really need to know besides the idiot-children dems voted for it; Nancy Pelosi’s comments:
The massive recovery package has stirred consternation among Republicans who say their ideas are not being adequately considered. But Democrats have a comfortable majority in the House and stressed that fact in a talk with reporters.
“If there is somebody who is disgruntled, so be it. But we will have an overwhelming vote,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. She and more than a half-dozen other Democrats touted the bill and chided Republicans for pushing what they called the kind of failed policies that led to the economic crisis.
“The Republicans are talking about process. I think when you lose the argument on substance, on policy, what do you do? You talk about process and you talk about personality,” she said.
Meanwhile, House Republican leaders were standing firm in their opposition to the stimulus plan. Just ahead of the House vote, they insisted that their own plan, focusing on tax relief, would create twice as many new jobs — 6.2 million — as the plan Obama is pushing, while costing about half as much.
Does not sound like Nazi Nancy is very open, welcoming, encompassing all ideas. Actually, it sounds like Nancy is flipping the bird to all of the American people who know this spending bill is going to kill our economy, doesn’t it?
ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME? This is what our “leaders” are talking about while we are losing thousands of jobs a day and watching our economy slide from recession to depression?
Now I am hearing the Obamamedia asking if Rush Limbaugh is the defacto head of the Republican Party; maybe he should be, they all have lost their courage, integrity and clear thinking, as evidenced by letting the stimulus bill go through with all of Obama’s PORK for ACORN and others.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition to express outrage at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh for saying he wanted President Obama to “fail.”
“Jobs, health care, our place in the world — the stakes for our nation are high and every American needs President Obama to succeed,” the petition reads. “Stand strong against Rush Limbaugh’s Attacks — sign our petition, telling Rush what you think of his attacks on President Obama.”
The petition comes after Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill Friday that they need to quit listening to Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
On Monday, Limbaugh shot back at Obama, opening his show by saying, “I’m the man you should not be listening, according to President Obama.”
“I think [Obama] wants me to fail,” Limbaugh said. “He’s more frightened of me than he is of John Boehner, which doesn’t say much for our party.”
The remarks came after Limbaugh said last week on his radio show: “If I wanted Obama to succeed, I’d be happy the Republicans have laid down. I don’t want this to work. So I’m thinking of replying to this guy, say ‘okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails’.”
Author’s Update: I originally posted the following item on 12/22/08 and what followed was The Fed series which you can find at the top of this blog; it has it’s own page. The reason for bumping up this post is that this particular article has now gotten more hits than any other including the “Socialism” series; which I find rather odd and incredibly interesting. Also of note are two blogs that are hitting this post; Let’s Take The High Road and djd58. These two blogs are protected and all the hits come from the same 4 IP addresses. I have been watching both and the hits number in the 1000s. Also, I have stated that I will let you know when interesting visitors show up. BEHOLD, my most interesting visitor today, Davis, Polk & Wardell, probably one of the most influential law firms in the world. Two days ago the U.S. Treasury was on. Are we full of it kids, or are they getting nervous? The Republicans better find their cajones and stop that $900 Billion (really 1.2 Trillion) Stimulus Bill.
From Davis, Polk & Wardell’s site:
Lead counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Department of the Treasury on a series of unprecedented financing transactions for AIG, including (i) the Fed’s $85 billion credit facility and related equity ownership rights; (ii) the Fed’s subsequent participation in up to $37.8 billion of securities lending transactions; (iii) the issuance of $40 billion of newly issued perpetual preferred shares to Treasury; (iv) the creation of two entities capitalized with up to $52.5 billion in senior financing from the Fed to address issues arising out of AIG’s U.S. securities lending program and credit default swaps obligations.
Lead counsel to Citi on its realignment into two businesses, Citicorp and Citi Holdings.
Lead counsel to Citi on its proposed joint venture with Morgan Stanley that will combine Morgan Stanley’s Global Wealth Management Group and Citi’s Smith Barney retail brokerage units in the U.S., U.K. and Australia into a new entity, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Lead counsel to Citi on its agreement with agencies of the U.S. government pursuant to which the U.S. government has provided a package of guarantees on $306 billion of assets, liquidity access and capital, including a $20 billion investment in Citi’s preferred stock under TARP and a $7 billion investment in preferred stock in connection with the above guarantees.
Lead counsel to Citi on its proposed $56 billion rescue of Wachovia, which was the first FDIC-assisted “open bank” transaction to invoke the “systemic risk” exception to the “least cost resolution” principle.
Counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the U.S. Treasury’s $250 billion bank capital purchase program.
Counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the creation of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), through which the New York Fed will extend up to $200 billion in non-recourse loans to certain holders of newly issued AAA-rated asset-backed securities collateralized by student loans, consumer loans and small-business loans.
Lead counsel to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) on a proposed increase in its equity capital, the U.S. government’s conservatorship and financial assistance package, as well as the Department of Justice and SEC investigations.
Counsel to Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) on U.S. bank regulatory and other issues relating to HMG’s plan to provide financial support to the U.K. banking system.
Lead counsel to Citi as the organizer of a multi-bank financing on a potential pre-bankruptcy acquisition of Lehman by Barclays. The firm is also advising several major financial institutions on credit exposure issues relating to Lehman.
I guess a warm welcome is in order for such a prestigious and connected New York law firm, yes?
If you want to get into what they think about the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, go here, and if you want to learn about how this law firm is tied into everything, check out their Wiki; make sure to take the time to scroll down and look at their alumni, for example, Kirsten Gillibrand – U.S. Senator (D-NY).
Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to why they are visiting on The Monster? I’m open….
Good Evening All,
I wanted to leave a note for y’all to let you know that I had an email sent to me a day ago and what started out as simple research for one article has overturned a can of worms, or snakes as the case may be, and I will not be posting anything for a few days as I research and sift through all the material and connections that are rising to the surface. I would like to let it be known though, that if half of what I have found is true, Obama is the least of our worries, and if you are a person of prayer, now might be a good time to start again or continue, and that comment coming from a recovering Catholic says quite a bit.
Also, I left a note in my sidebar about converting your currency to silver or gold bullion. I put that note up before I really started the research and that note holds more true now than ever. Might be a good idea to do it before The One Ascends.
I am foreseeing another series of articles like the “Socialism” series and will let you know when the first is close to being posted.
Thank you for your patience and please take some time to wander around the site and read some articles that you may have missed.
Many Mahalos and Safe Journeys,
(Shtuey – better make that a case of beer and some whiskey….)
So sayeth Edward R. Murrow. Are you feeling that this quote is now in fact a reality? If you are still thinking that the globalists and the new world order are tinfoil hat conspiracies, time to take off the blinders. I saw a video of a Las Vegas gun dealer speaking about Obama supporters buying up guns. When I run across it again I will put it up.
As is my usual habit when I am awoken early, I spent hours this morning watching videos and adding them to the pods in the sidebar. I found one that is actually very revealing and shines the light on “the problem” and “the solution”. Were you aware there was a march on Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2008 to protest the loss of our country and constitution to our globalist government by the Ron Paul Revolution? I am constantly surprised by what I find while surfing the net. Go here for a GREAT slideshow of photos from the march.
Here is the video from bmw69lover; please watch the whole thing, pay attention and watch the counter for 6:10. Please keep in mind that there are actually more Americans upset about the economy and the loss of our liberties due to the Patriotic Act and Homeland Security than the MSM is going to report. Do not despair. Rasmussen and the rest of the minions will not be telling you the truth as evidenced by the lack of coverage of the above mentioned event. Remember when Ron Paul raised millions online in a matter of 24 hours?
Bilderberg Group/Trilateral commission upset about Ron Paul
David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, while he was the Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations said, “This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long – We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” (1994)
Do you think that the world economies collapsing would constitute the “right major crisis”?
Do you agree that we should give up our national sovereignty?
They have taken our freedom, (The Patriot Act), our money (Stock market collapse), our homes (foreclosures, job losses), and turned us into indentured servants to the banks through our consumer debt. Are you ready for what comes next? Gun control and the elimination of the 1st Amendment.
Do you understand now why we must FIRE CONGRESS? Do not worry about Obama; he will give us ample opportunities to impeach him.
“Our National Sovereignty Is Under Threat”
WARNING: Hillary Supporter’s Heads May Explode. My only advice to you is that worshipping any politician is just wrong; Hillary and Bill included.
Wow, I take a week off and then think better of it and I get sooooooooooooooooooooooo behind.
I tracked this story back through Uppity Woman, RBO, an unapologetic conservative named Basti’s site, (who I rather enjoyed), to NRO and finally ending at the LA Times. We all knew it could get worse and guess what? IT IS! We all knew this was happening, and it is why I started speaking about dropping political labels, becoming patriots, and building the Jeffersonian Coalition months ago to fight just this sort of personal army.
The vast network that helped elect Obama will be tapped to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the president, with an eye toward reelection. A service organization as a nonprofit arm is also considered.
Reporting from Washington — As Barack Obama builds his administration and prepares to take office next week, his political team is quietly planning for a nationwide hiring binge that would marshal an army of full-time organizers to press the new president’s agenda and lay the foundation for his reelection.
The organization, known internally as “Barack Obama 2.0,” is being designed to sustain a grass-roots network of millions that was mobilized last year to elect Obama and now is widely considered the country’s most potent political machine.
Organizers and even Republicans say the scope of this permanent campaign structure is unprecedented for a president. People familiar with the plan say Obama’s team would use the network in part to pressure lawmakers — particularly wavering Democrats — to help him pass complex legislation on the economy, healthcare and energy.
The plan could prompt tensions with members of Congress, who are unlikely to welcome the idea of Obama’s political network targeting them from within their own districts. Already, Democratic Party officials on the state level worry that it could become a competing political force that revolves around the president’s ambitions while diminishing the needs of down-ballot Democrats.
Though the plan still is emerging, one source with knowledge of the internal discussion said the organization could have an annual budget of $75 million in privately raised funds. Another said it would deploy hundreds of paid staff members — possibly one for every congressional district in certain politically important states and even more in larger battlegrounds such as Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina.
In what would be another unprecedented step, Obama’s political staff is deciding whether to create a service organization that would use the vast corps of its grass-roots campaign supporters. As described by one source knowledgeable with the discussions, this nonprofit arm would be used to help victims of natural disasters, but would do so under the Obama umbrella while continuing to build the overall network’s massive e-mail database.
A personal army carrying forward an Obama agenda with an annual budget of $75 Million in privately raised funds…..Hitler 2.0 anyone?