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Yvette


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This week the DOJ (Dept of Justice) has come out and stated the health-care mandate (the one that states everyone must have insurance) is a tax. This appears to be their stance because that is the only way to apply any constitutionality to the mandate. Interestingly enough the President is stating it is not a tax in a recent New York Times article.

“For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase,” the president said last September, in a spirited exchange with George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News program “This Week.”

The presidents response feeds into all the legislation being presented by this administration. They feel it is their right to mandate behavior and the long lived American right to make our own decisions is offensive to this progressive movement.

This same mentality is evident in the Cap and Trade legislation, the recently passed fiscal reform bill as well as the many spending bills that have hit congress in this administration and even the Bush administration.

writes a great article on the widening class system developing in America.

Never has there been so little diversity within America’s upper crust. Always, in America as elsewhere, some people have been wealthier and more powerful than others. But until our own time America’s upper crust was a mixture of people who had gained prominence in a variety of ways, who drew their money and status from different sources and were not predictably of one mind on any given matter. The Boston Brahmins, the New York financiers, the land barons of California, Texas, and Florida, the industrialists of Pittsburgh, the Southern aristocracy, and the hardscrabble politicians who made it big in Chicago or Memphis had little contact with one another. Few had much contact with government, and “bureaucrat” was a dirty word for all. So was “social engineering.” Nor had the schools and universities that formed yesterday’s upper crust imposed a single orthodoxy about the origins of man, about American history, and about how America should be governed. All that has changed.

While the American people truly embrace diversity those in power do their best to keep us fighting amongst each other so that they can solidify their kingship.


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Many of us have seen the day in the life of Joe that circulated the internet a few times. For those that have not find it here.

It has resurfaced and my Vietnam friend wrote a great version:

It is only intended to make all of us think, not to indicate a lack of thankfulness for this GREAT country of ours..

Joe knows he can make his coffee from his well water not having to worry about the destructive Fluoride of the city water.. He can feel comfort knowing his children will not have that brain enhanced absorption of aluminum along with the other life long side effects of Fluoride. Joe knows it was a previous insecticide and rat poison which gets him concerned what trouble it can can cause his family.. Perhaps refraining from partaking in many of the NOT so tried NOT so true shots or public additives could be some of the success his family has in not having a need to take the synthetic drugs and medication so many others seem to need to take..

Sure it has been costly getting in an area that is NOT so regulated by the blind money grabbing bleeding hearts that follow every whim of NEW and IMPROVED gotta make change NOW regulations… It is for the health of his family he has had to get away from as much regulation as possible. It has been worth giving up every penny in wages and ego trips he has adjusted to since leaving the city.. He discusses with other like-minded concerned people why many prefer to NOT put all these synthetics in a natural body. He feels it might be killing people at a huge health cost. It seems a few gain money of the huge sales of many products… Can’t people see to follow the money trail? Is this what is meant by some will believe a strong delusion and that they believe a lie? How can they be so deceived?

Can’t so many see the STRONG regulations that have been put on Doctors and all medical practices. Can’t people see regulations have made the cost go so high many can not afford insurance and many employers have had to drop their Insurance coverage for their people… In fact requirements put on employers is making wages and benefits go down or even making less jobs that can be afforded.. It is good Joe got out of the city where his family can live a bit more healthy and not need the insurance coverage that has been priced out of his and many others range long ago..

Joe finishes cooking the families bacon and eggs wondering how much genetic engineering has gone into the production of those products and how soon he should concern himself in finding a new source other than the NORMAL controlled stores to buy many products at.. He then thinks of all the money that changes hands with all the NEW laws that have enabled corrupt people to make money off the meat packing and food preparation industry. He realizes it has run the small farmer out of business because they can not afford to comply with the regulations. It has opened the door for huge companies who have so much money they can possibly pay an inspector to look the other way or even pay off a few large law suits and never feel they have lost a dime.. It is the cost of doing business. Yes that is the thing we hear so much anymore..OH wait, wasn’t that the cry of what many called the groups years ago that required protection money be paid to them? Can’t people just follow the money trail and see what is happening? Yep maybe time to get a few chickens…

Joe knows when he reaches for the shampoo or most anything there is very little reason to read the ingredients as they can use so many names of products to hide the true dangerous things included.. That will take time of research to find what all the names really are.. Thank God for some of the watch groups that are so hesitant of all the regulations and what they are hiding from us… Yes, many of them do a lot of the research helping the ones of us that do not want to follow along blindly without knowing what is being hidden.. Joe is so glad he has learned of many of the names that have Sodium lauryl sulfate, Propylene glycol or other dangerous ingredients in them.. He then wonders why all of that is legal with all the supposed safety regulations that have become laws.. Again he thinks how we have to follow the money and start understanding who owns what and who is making the money for others to look the other way…

When Joe finishes dressing and walks outside.. He is so thankful for all the years we progressed at a reasonable pace getting all the clean air acts in place giving time for business to comply instead of having to shut down as would have happened if all the protesters could have had their way wanting things to happen instantly.. Thank God for the responsible politicians we have had at times who care about the country and know the need to fix things slow enough small business can keep up as that is a must to keep the small independent from being taken over or ran out of business…

Joe looks out over the quiet countryside and thinks how he and many others voted in the negotiated taxes to help build mass transit systems with a many multi year plan that came at a cost reasonable to all while giving time for many business and people to relocate over a period of time instead of having their properties condemned throwing them out instantly… Even though he would be able to commute around the city well on those wonderful systems he is glad he no longer lives there…

Joe worries about the stress he knows is still killing the other small business persons he left behind in the city… He remembers the nights of tears and concern when he had to lay off a few more people because of the NEW regulations imposed on business wanting to demand benefits that business could not pay.. He remembers the additional regulations placed on business and the losses it has cost.. No one ever seemed to care many times the business owner never got a paid vacation, that they never got a paid holiday or sick day.. No one ever cared that the business owners did not even make minimum wage many times.. Many wanted to just demand Business pay more and pay it all.. He remembers back to the business that had to close because of regulations or unions coming in and there not being enough money left for the business to stay open.. He remembers all those out of work and the hunger and poverty they faced because the small business closed. Business owners were seldom ever given time trying to negotiate a fair change over a period of time, but a demand that made small business shut down and the big business to take over.. Yep, again time to follow the money trail and wonder what happened..

Joe remembers the days when compensation was at a reasonable rate the employer could afford to pay before the regulations made many plans so corrupt they milked the employer dry while then trying to deny all the claims they could to the worker by having taken any power from the employer to help their employees get a fair claim..

At noon Joe takes the minutes of his lunch hour as he runs to the bank finding it has a name change because one more bank has gone under since it was not one of the BIG mega bankers getting free bail out money or having the support of the huge conglomerate.. He then remembers back to the seventies when many of us WACKOS cried against letting the small banks be bought up by the big bankers and what a financial mess it would becomes some day.. While he is at the bank he transfers money to the individuals account to pay the house payment on a house loan he and the other individual had negotiated so they would not have to use any of the federal funds the banks try to sell..

Joe remembers the day when IQ was more important than some education paper that could say those with no common sense or care for humanity would rule with a dictatorial hand trying to cover up their insecure nature because they were afraid some hard working caring person would take their place.. They smirk when they think of how they may never pay their student loan back and how stupid it was of people like Joe who only took the few classes he could afford as he at the time thought he would NOT milk the government for payments. In fact at the time Joe did not want to feel he owed what he might not be able to pay back, but he is not sure now he would still refuse the money.. Joe is so glad that the Education Tax dollars he has voted for have finally been passed so more and more money was put into education for all the kids now days.. It is good to know some of what “We the People” vote on is not crushed or dictated over with unworkable bills..

Joe gets in his very safe car feeling so happy many of us were able to vote in a progressive safety standards set of laws that have been taking place over years making safety and economy a progressive thing to be proud of.. He wonders now why the drinking laws can not be passed making it illegal to drink anywhere it is illegal to smoke… He then decides most of the protesters might well be addicted to drink while they think it is cool… OH, but then he thinks of follow the money and wonders who makes the money off of liquor. Well, maybe soon they will allow drunk drivers to be charged with murder and instead of having DUI’s, maybe they will be charged with potential to kill with a deadly weapon.. Well, those are laws that we can start voting on soon maybe.. Why not add some good regulations on the books since we already have so many frivolous ones placed there by special interest groups..

Joe realizes how thankful he is for things like the REA, TVA, RUS, PMA, CCC, CAW, WPA and other programs which did help much of rural America as well as put many to work… He then thinks of all the co-ops still operating today to help areas of low population have some of the buying power of the city.. Joe still wonders why all the bail out money was not put into some type of WPA program instead of giving it to people at the top.. He then wonders why many of the houses he has wanted to buy are still in the one percent of homes where electrical power has never been taken into..

Joe thinks and wonders if there will be any Social Security left by the time he is able to use it… He thinks of all the dollars taken from the fund and wonders how the government will handle the $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government payable to the Social Security Administration now that it is common knowledge they are held in the form of Treasury bonds that can not be denied. Well, it does not matter.. it will be there or it won’t.. Joe has worked hard all his life with NO one giving him vacation or holiday pay. He sure was not given any health care or retirement plan so he can work the rest of his life if he has to.. His Dad often said some of us pay our share while others take a lot of it because they want to get so much for nothing… Then he would add.. Someone has to work and pay taxes in this country to keep it great and free.

Joe then takes time with his family over a camp fire to enjoy nature and all this great country has to offer… The silence is wonderful broken at times when they hear the lapping of wave hitting the shore. Thank goodness some regulation has not kept them from gathering under brush to burn so they can help keep the forests cleaned up so some fire does not have so much to burn if some who are not knowledgeable lets a fire get out of hand..

As a family they bow their heads giving thanks for the food and the great country they live in.. Joe looks up at the stars saying: Remember kids, we must always keep our freedoms and fight against the huge amount of regulations some are trying to put on us..

 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano calls on Americans to stand for freedom

“Ask your member of congress…where in the constitution is it authorized for the federal government to regulate health care? They will not be able to answer that question.”

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Nanny State in the U.S.

Updated September 28, 2010

  • so·cial·ism – a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
  • tyr·an·ny – arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
  • fas·cism – a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
  • cap·i·tal·ism – an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, esp. as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth. ~ Definitions from: dictionary.reference.com

UPDATE: McCain’s Dietary Supplement Bill Has New Life

Enviro Torture

Do you have a bedbug problem?   This actually might be a good thing.

Not for you, of course.    But it might be good for millions of poor people.

Increasingly, bedbugs bother more rich people in influential parts of America.  This might be what finally wakes people up to the damage done by enviro-morons who spread poisonous smears against the pesticide, DDT….FULL STORY HERE

Democrat: Let’s have mandatory national service

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would reinstate a compulsory military draft during wartime and require U.S. citizens not selected for military duty to perform a “national-service obligation” – as defined by President Obama – for a minimum of two years….FULL STORY HERE

School Suspends Boy Scout on ‘Weapons’ Charge

An 11-year-old Boy Scout who found butane lighter on the walk to school has been suspended on weapons charges. Despite the lighter being taken by a teacher, school officials proceeded to discipline the boy as if he had set fire to the school with his so-called “weapon.”…FULL STORY HERE

Public University Preaches Diversity, Punishes Free Thought

A graduate student at Augusta State University (ASU) in Georgia is facing expulsion for failing to embrace a lifestyle that conflicts with her own beliefs and choices. The only way Jen Keeton, a devout Christian, can continue working towards her graduate degree in counseling is by proving beyond a doubt to school officials that she has a new found appreciation and respect for homosexuality….FULL STORY HERE

Rocks Too Dangerous for Kids’ Geology Lessons

First, the wing nut educators fought to get dead frogs and mice banned from biology class. Now, they’re coming for the rocks used in geology class!…FULL ARTICLE HERE

Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS

New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records–that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year–must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity….FULL STORY HERE

Atheist Techies Deem God an Online Predator, Target Schools with Filtering Software

Atheist techies fearful of the Word of God ‘corrupting’ young and impressionable minds are hoping that when school resumes in September, their revolutionary new Internet filtering software will keep kids safe in the classroom from the ultimate online predator, namely, God…..FULL STORY HERE

Food Cops Adjust Target from Happy Meals to M&Ms

“Food dyes—used in everything from M&Ms to Manischewitz Matzo Balls to Kraft salad dressings—pose risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children, and allergies, and should be banned,” according to the CSPI…FULL STORY HERE

Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food

“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.”~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower…TOPIX

This same bill opens the door for schools to take kids BMI and report “obesity” to the State and Federal governments…FULL STORY HEREMore Here

Chances are that you, too, could become a federal criminal.

In 1998, the American Bar Association estimated there were more than 3,000 federal criminal offenses in the 50 titles of the United States Code. By 2007, the total reached 4,450…Read more at the Washington Examiner

New Pay Discrimination Bill Would Let Government Collect Payroll Records of Private Companies…FULL STORY HERE

Handing Our Lives Over to the FDA | by Ralph Fucetola JD

Congressman Dr. Ron Paul warned us a couple years ago that the FDA was an “abuse of power” agency. Thus, there is a deeply welcomed Internet furor building over Senator John McCain’s new bill [S.3002] to restrict dietary supplements while giving the FDA more power to abuse…FULL STORY HERE

Right to Work

John Stossel always on top of the nanny state:

The people of Louisiana must sleep soundly knowing that their state protects them from … unlicensed florists….FULL STORY HERE

Prohibition does it ever work?

John Stossel of Fox Business Network explains:

America’s current war on drugs has failed to keep drugs away from kids: Teens say it’s easier to buy than cigarettes or beer, and more than a third say they could get it in just a few hours. But that hasn’t

stopped the drug warriors at the Drug Enforcement Administration from putting out a pamphlet titled “Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization.”…

Here’s one of the arguments in the taxpayer- funded pamphlet: [U]nder a legalization scenario, a black market for drugs would still exist. And it would be a vast black market. If drugs were legal for those over 18 or 21, there would be

a market for everyone under that age. People under the age of 21 consume the majority of illegal drugs, and so an illegal market and organized crime to supply it would remain—along with the organized crime that profits from it.

Just like how bootleggers from the prohibition era are still in business? The DEA says, yes: After Prohibition ended, did the organized crime in our country go down? No. It continues today in a variety of other criminal enterprises. Legalization would not put the cartels out of business; cartels would simply look to other illegal endeavors.

But here’s the graph…the red part of line shows when alcohol was banned:…FULL ARTICLE HERE

Jeffersonville middle school student suspended for touching pill

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – The parents of a Kentuckiana seventh grade student say their young daughter was suspended from school for doing exactly what she’s been taught to do for years – to just say no to drugs. The girl did not bring the prescription drug to her Jeffersonville, IN school, nor did she take it, but she admits that she touched it and in Greater Clark County Schools that is drug possession….”The fact of the matter is, there were drugs on school campus and it was handled, so there was a violation of our policy,” said Martin Bell, COO of Greater Clark County Schools….”That’s not a good policy,” said Patty Greer. “We’re teaching our kids if you say no to drugs you’re going to get punished, it’s not right.”…FULL STORY HERE

Copyright 2010 WAVE News. All Rights Reserved.

A Bag Idea: DC’s Newest Tax Hurts Businesses, Consumers

The Heritage Foundation Reports:

DC lawmakers tried to sugarcoat the five cent per bag tax on store bought items, calling it a fee rather than a tax. The tax has been in effect in the District of Columbia since New Year’s Day. Stories in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other media have reported of widespread disaffection with the tax among people in DC…Consumers must pay five cents per bag on any item bought in a store that sells food. The founders of this great country would question the logic to the law because it makes no sense. For the infraction of stepping foot in our Nation’s Capitol, and having the gall to buy something, you must pay to clean up the Anacostia River. Furthermore business owners are prohibited by law from paying the tax for you. It would only make sense to a person who sees all economic activity as an opportunity to siphon off money for the nanny state…FULL STORY HERE

Chefs Call Proposed New York Salt Ban ‘Absurd’

MYFOXNY.COM – Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking….FULL STORY HERE

UPDATE: Heinz ketchup is changing it’s product to remove much of the salt.


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Updated October 4, 2010

Only watch if you have a strong stomach. Green movement in UK uses violence to make point

UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First

The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer. The proposal by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stresses the need for employers to provide real-time information to the government so that it can monitor all payments and make a better assessment of whether the correct tax is being paid….FULL STORY HERE

Three-year-olds being labelled bigots by teachers as 250,000 children accused of racism

(Daily Mail) Teachers are being forced to report children as young as three to the authorities for using alleged ‘racist’ language, it was claimed last night.

Munira Mirza, a senior advisor to London Mayor Boris Johnson, said schools were being made to spy on nursery age youngsters by the Race Relations Act 2000.

More than a quarter of a million children have been accused of racism since it became law, she said…FULL STORY HERE

Calf roping at the Calgary Stampede: Should it be banned?

A British animal rights group has joined a Vancouver Humane Society campaign against calf roping at the Calgary Stampede.
The League Against Cruel Sports, based in Surrey, England, is urging its supporters to write to the Canadian High Commission to voice their opposition to the rodeo event. The group is also asking U.K. travel companies to stop promoting tours to the Calgary Stampede.
Rodeos have been banned in Britain since 1934…..FULL STORY HERE

British transport ad – Is your neighbor a terrorist?

Civil Servants Strike Over Cuts in Redundancy Pay

(UK – BBC) Civil Servants strike due to talks aimed at capping redundancy (severance) pay at two years salary….FULL STORY HERE

Shaming of the NHS:

Patients STILL treated in kitchens, abandoned in mop cupboards and left without meals despite Labour’s billions (UK – Mail Online)…FULL STORY HERE

School Children Shown Graphic Sex Cartoon

Todd Starns tells the story:

British parents are outraged after a class of seven-year-olds was shown a graphic sex cartoon – a cartoon that was approved by the nation’s Department of Children, Schools and Families.  “The cartoon was very graphic,” parent Lisa Bullivant told The Daily Mail. “Seven to nine-year-olds should not possess this knowledge. There is no educational or psychological benefit or need for children of this age to have full knowledge of what sexual intercourse actually entails.”  And the video is very graphic – a voiceover describing the sex as ‘exciting.’  The school in the village of Lincolnshire defended the cartoon as did the local children’s services agency – noting that graphic cartoon sex arts are appropriate for children’s viewing.  “The DVD has been recommended for use in schools by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and is seen as appropriate for the age group,” director Debbie Barnes told the newspaper. “We are sorry Mrs. Bullivant has taken this view, but we are happy with the school’s approach in using the DVD for the benefit of its pupils and their education.”…FULL STORY HERE

Woman gives birth on pavement ‘after being refused ambulance’

Mother-of-three Carmen Blake called her midwife to ask for an ambulance when she went into labour unexpectedly with her fourth child.  But the 27-year-old claims she was refused an ambulance and told to walk the 100m from her house in Leicester to the city’s nearby Royal Infirmary. Her daughter Mariah was delivered on a pavement outside the hospital by a passer-by, just before ambulance crews arrived….She said: “I phoned up the Royal Infirmary, it’s just across the road, and they said to go into a hot bath, and then to make my way over there. “I went into the bath and realised she was going to come quickly. I didn’t think I’d be able to make it out of the bath, so I phoned the maternity ward back and told them to get an ambulance out. ‘They said they were not sending an ambulance and told me I had had nine months to sort out a lift.’ (UK – Daily Mail) … FULL STORY HERE

A Former Soldier Who Handed a Discarded Shotgun Into Police Faces at Least Five Years Imprisonment for “Doing his Duty”.

Details from the Surrey Mirror:

Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year. The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon. In a statement read out in court, Mr Clarke said: “I didn’t think for one moment I would be arrested. I thought it was my duty to hand it in and get it off the streets.”

The court heard how Mr Clarke was on the balcony of his home in Nailsworth Crescent, Merstham, when he spotted a black bin liner at the bottom of his garden. In his statement, he said: “I took it indoors and inside found a shorn-off shotgun and two cartridges. I didn’t know what to do, so the next morning I rang the Chief Superintendent, Adrian Harper, and asked if I could pop in and see him. At the police station, I took the gun out of the bag and placed it on the table so it was pointing towards the wall.”…

Prosecuting, Brian Stalk, explained to the jury that possession of a firearm was a “strict liability” charge – therefore Mr Clarke’s allegedly honest intent was irrelevant. Just by having the gun in his possession he was guilty of the charge, and has no defence in law against it, he added….Judge Christopher Critchlow said: “This is an unusual case, but in law there is no dispute that Mr Clarke has no defence to this charge. “The intention of anybody possessing a firearm is irrelevant.” …FULL STORY HERE

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Marriage

I have given a ton of thought to the marriage controversy. I have come to my personal conclusion that we need to define the what we mean by the term marriage.

If we mean a legal property contract between two people than that is within the purview of government (state level) and everyone should be able to enter into the contract.

If we mean a covenant between two individuals and God/witnesses then this has nothing to do with the government and no one should have to have a government approved paper to say that they have entered into this covenant. In this instance churches, community organizations, or other groups that the individuals determine to be their witnesses should be who oversees the covenant.

Yvette

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