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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement of his run for President | RedState

Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement of his run for President | RedState

Government for Sale

Government for Sale

The Dems and Wall Street: Friends

The Dems and Wall Street: Friends

LA Times: 'There No Longer is a Formal Economic Briefing in the Oval Office Every Morning' - Oval Office - Fox Nation

LA Times: 'There No Longer is a Formal Economic Briefing in the Oval Office Every Morning' - Oval Office - Fox Nation

The Todd Glass Show #1: Tom Martin & Daniel Kinno

The Todd Glass Show #1: Tom Martin & Daniel Kinno

Michelle Malkin » Obama’s War on the West: Another judge rebukes job-killing rogue Interior Department

Michelle Malkin » Obama’s War on the West: Another judge rebukes job-killing rogue Interior Department

Krauthammer Smacks Down Totenberg: Obama 'Said He Wouldn’t Sign a Bill That Didn’t Increase Taxes...Was He Lying?' - Charles Krauthammer - Fox Nation

Krauthammer Smacks Down Totenberg: Obama 'Said He Wouldn’t Sign a Bill That Didn’t Increase Taxes...Was He Lying?' - Charles Krauthammer - Fox Nation

Washington’s Idea of Budget Cutting | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Washington’s Idea of Budget Cutting | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

TEEN UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 50% IN DC :: TeaParty.org

TEEN UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 50% IN DC :: TeaParty.org

Healthcare Economist · Communism

Healthcare Economist · Communism


Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler is a unique novel which describes the imprisonment of Communist revolutionary Nicholas Rubashov. Rubashov was a loyal supporter of the Communist cause in Russia, but his subsequent imprisonment on bogus charges causes him to reflect on whether his fight to bring Communism to Russia was truly beneficial to Russian society. The book demonstrates how Communist idealist notions became perversions as Stalin took power and instituted a cruel dictatorship.

One of the main themes of the book is that philosophical generalizations and abstract ideals often lead to disastrous results when they are applied without regard to individual circumstance. As Ferdinand Lassalle once said:

‘Show us not the aim without the way./ For ends and means on earth are so entangled/ That changing one, you change the other too;/ Each different path brings other ends in view.’

One passage from the book may be particular applicable to economists whose solutions to mathematical problems may not prove to be fruitful in the ‘real-world’.

‘A mathematician once said that algebra was the science for lazy people–one does not work out x, but operates with it as if one knew it. In our case, x stands for the anonymous mases, the people. Politics mean operating with the x without worrying about its actual natures. Making history is to recognize x for what it stands for in the equation.’


Appeals court rejects health law mandate - The Boston Globe

Appeals court rejects health law mandate - The Boston Globe

» Mark of the Beast? Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

» Mark of the Beast? Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

BBC News - England riots: Courts hear roll-call of accused

BBC News - England riots: Courts hear roll-call of accused

Police have made 1,600 arrests and 796 people have appeared in court following the riots in England, says the Ministry of Justice. And as courts in work round the clock to process a stream of cases, a clearer picture is emerging of who was involved.

Riots have Britain rethinking its stance on juvenile justice | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Riots have Britain rethinking its stance on juvenile justice | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

County Durham branch consider community controls after authorities ignore reports of anti-white racist violence | British National Party

County Durham branch consider community controls after authorities ignore reports of anti-white racist violence | British National Party

Do-Nothing White House: "No New Ideas for Creating Jobs," "No New Policy," "No Details" | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov

Do-Nothing White House: "No New Ideas for Creating Jobs," "No New Policy," "No Details" | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hill Staffers | Maui Taxpayer Trip | Senate Committee Hearing | The Daily Caller

Hill Staffers | Maui Taxpayer Trip | Senate Committee Hearing | The Daily Caller

during 30year epic debt crisis

China Calls for Global “Supervision” of Dollar, New World Currency

China Calls for Global “Supervision” of Dollar, New World Currency

The Fed: QE3 Is All but Certain

The Fed: QE3 Is All but Certain

Jesus Was Not A Serial Killer | CNSnews.com

Jesus Was Not A Serial Killer | CNSnews.com

Super Committee | Fundraising | Conflicts Of Interest | The Daily Caller

Super Committee | Fundraising | Conflicts Of Interest | The Daily Caller

Common Cause | Super Committee | Fundraising | The Daily Caller

Common Cause | Super Committee | Fundraising | The Daily Caller

Prison Planet.com » French General: NATO Attack On Syria “Feasible”

Prison Planet.com » French General: NATO Attack On Syria “Feasible”

President Wins Approval from 85% of Liberal Democrats, 67% of Conservative Democrats - Rasmussen Reports™

President Wins Approval from 85% of Liberal Democrats, 67% of Conservative Democrats - Rasmussen Reports™

Londoners defend themselves from rioters | GlobalPost

Londoners defend themselves from rioters | GlobalPost

Londoners defend themselves from rioters

Many blame inadequate police tactics for Monday's violence.

London vigilante police 08 10 2011
Men angry about recent rioting and looting come out in Eltham to protect their properties on Aug. 9, 2011 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

LONDON, United Kingdom — The London lockdown seems to have worked. After three nights of escalating rioting across the city, last night was quiet. Instead, the looting and arson swept across England's provincial cities from Nottingham to Gloucester with Manchester seeing the worst of the violence.

It is unclear whether London was quiet because of the massive deployment of police — British Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday there would be 16,000 on the streets — or because across the city stores shut early, windows were boarded up, and staff were sent home.

Maybe the rumor that the biggest selling items at hardware stores and online mail-order shops were crow bars and other hand-held heavy metal objects deterred looters. Shopkeepers were clearly preparing to defend their property.

It appears that's what saved the shops in my neighborhood, Stoke Newington, on Monday night. After the rioting started in Hackney central, it moved half a mile west to the shopping district of Dalston. The mob then swung north along Kingsland Road toward Stoke Newington High Street. It's a neighborhood of Turkish Kurdish exiles and almost all the restaurants and shops — including several gold and jewelry stores — are owned by members of this community. More than a few of the Kurds have had to deal with the Turkish Army so a couple of hundred rioters weren't going to deter them. Crow bars and kebab skewers in hand they faced down the mob.

One Kurdish shopkeeper, Yilmaz Karagoz, told the Guardian newspaper, "We came out of our shops but the police asked us to do nothing. But the police did not do anything so, as more came, we chased them off ourselves."

Police inaction, or ineffectual action, has been a big talking point in London the last 26 hours. Big questions hover over the Metropolitan Police's handling of these unprecedented events. People accept the logistics are hard enough. Police were faced with spontaneously combusting situations organized in the time it takes for kids with criminal mischief on their minds to text each other locations where the police seem not to be present.

But they do question the effect of the tactics the Met used. Late Monday afternoon, as the rioting kicked off in London, live news feeds showed police trying to clear and hold the streets of Hackney. What they did not show was police grabbing rioters and arresting them. Did that seeming passivity encourage youths watching the disorder to go out in the street?

Online pollster YouGov conducted a survey of Londoners in the last 24 hours and asked what measures the police should be allowed to use: 90 percent said the police should use water cannons to disperse rioters; 78 percent said tasers were okay; 65 percent said plastic bullets should be used; and 82 percent wanted a curfew imposed.

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First, just three weeks ago, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, resigned over the News of the World phone hacking scandal. His deputy in charge of security operations, John Yates, also resigned. How much did the absence of the top two commanders affect the planning and strategy for containing the situation as it grew out of control in the capital?

Second, what has been the effect of the death of Ian Tomlinson on police strategy and police morale? In April 2009, during the emergency G20 summit on the global financial system, there was a protest outside the Bank of England. Ian Tomlinson, a bystander, was struck by a police baton and died. The incident was captured on a mobile phone camera. The footage formed the basis for an inquest's verdict that Tomlinson had been killed unlawfully. In June, the policeman accused of hitting Tomlinson was told he will face trial for manslaughter.

How much did that knowledge weigh on the minds of individual policemen on Monday night? How much did it effect the operational orders given that night? Were those orders not as sharp as they might have been because of the sudden change of leadership at the top of the Metropolitan Police?

Among the thousands of brilliant photographs documenting these events is one of a young thug, face covered, confronting a line of policemen in riot gear, shields and truncheons at the ready. He is standing almost nose to nose with one and holding a mobile phone aloft filming the scene. You can easily imagine him taunting the cops with the fact that it's all on video.

Yet the public in London would have had no problem with the cops in that picture cracking the guy's skull, if snippets of conversation eavesdropped in the West End, the shopping heart of the capital, yesterday are anything to go by. Londoners want the police to give the rioters the full monty: water cannon and rubber bullets.

That is unlikely to happen. Rubber bullets call to mind the worst days of violence in Northern Ireland. They are not supposed to kill or maim, but in fact they do. It is hard to imagine Cameron authorizing such a quasi-military weapon being deployed on London's streets.

Londoners are mighty angry at the moment, though, and it would be a popular decision in the short run. There has been an outburst of civic activity to reclaim the capital from the mob. In many areas of the city that experienced looting people have come out and cleaned up the streets themselves rather than wait for the government to do it.

In other parts of the country citizens are helping the police in a way that they don't every day. In Birmingham, Sangat TV seems to have sprung up out of nowhere to show live feeds of police doing their job. This video is rocking YouTube:

But it is not likely to get better for the police. Lost in the coverage of looting was the release of a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission yesterday into the circumstances of Mark Duggan's shooting. He was the young man whose death at the hands of police last week touched off the disturbances.

At the time police claimed Duggan had fired on them. The report said Duggan did not fire at police officers. A coroner's inquest into the incident has been adjourned until December. No reason was given for the delay.

It is hard to predict how that news will resonate in Duggan's community in Tottenham.


Calm returns to England after riots | euronews, world news

Calm returns to England after riots | euronews, world news



Pak-origin families grieve over loss of sons in UK riots | TruthDive

Pak-origin families grieve over loss of sons in UK riots | TruthDive

EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Obtains DNC Memo on GOP Debate - GOP Debate - Fox Nation

EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Obtains DNC Memo on GOP Debate - GOP Debate - Fox Nation

Budweiser Can Sports New Look | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Budweiser Can Sports New Look | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Opportunity Rover Enters New Chapter in Mars Exploration - FoxNews.com

Opportunity Rover Enters New Chapter in Mars Exploration - FoxNews.com






How Ronald Reagan Would Campaign Against Barack Obama | Red County

How Ronald Reagan Would Campaign Against Barack Obama | Red County

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FCC Details Plan for Texting 9-1-1 Messages - FoxNews.com

FCC Details Plan for Texting 9-1-1 Messages - FoxNews.com

Obama Must Use Reaganomics to Save Economy :: TeaParty.org

Obama Must Use Reaganomics to Save Economy :: TeaParty.org

O.C. man upset with church teachings convicted of hate crime - latimes.com

O.C. man upset with church teachings convicted of hate crime - latimes.com

cantankerous wanker

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2011/08/will-states-face-a-downgrade-too/

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2011/08/will-states-face-a-downgrade-too/

S&P’s downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating leaves 13 states with higher ratings than the federal gov't

Striking Union Extremists Imprison Verizon Replacement Workers In Pennsylvania | RedState

Striking Union Extremists Imprison Verizon Replacement Workers In Pennsylvania | RedState

UK riots: David Cameron condemns sick society as grammar school girl in court over riots - Telegraph

UK riots: David Cameron condemns sick society as grammar school girl in court over riots - Telegraph

Scientists Say Newly Discovered Earthlike Planet Could Support Robust Economy | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Scientists Say Newly Discovered Earthlike Planet Could Support Robust Economy | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Carney 2001: Bush Is on Vacation; Carney 2011: There's No Such Thing as Presidential Vacation - Jay Carney - Fox Nation

Carney 2001: Bush Is on Vacation; Carney 2011: There's No Such Thing as Presidential Vacation - Jay Carney - Fox Nation

With no record to run on, Obama opts for cynicism | Campaign 2012

With no record to run on, Obama opts for cynicism | Campaign 2012

Nervous Democrats say President Obama must be bolder on economy - The Washington Post

Nervous Democrats say President Obama must be bolder on economy - The Washington Post

TheDC Morning | The Daily Caller

TheDC Morning | The Daily Caller

Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100: MedlinePlus

Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100: MedlinePlus

Economist Says National Debt Really $211 Trillion

Economist Says National Debt Really $211 Trillion

Philadelphia, Milwaukee City Officials: Black Violence Must Stop

Philadelphia, Milwaukee City Officials: Black Violence Must Stop

ObamaCare "Glitch" Adds $50 Billion per Year to the Deficit

ObamaCare "Glitch" Adds $50 Billion per Year to the Deficit

Dead Batteries | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Dead Batteries | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

While Americans Worry About The Economy, Obama Focuses On Stimulus Programs Which Hold Little Promise Of Job Growth


Joe Wilson Was Right: Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for 'Migrants' Won’t Check Immigration Status… - Health Care - Fox Nation

Joe Wilson Was Right: Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for 'Migrants' Won’t Check Immigration Status… - Health Care - Fox Nation

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PHOTO OUTRAGE: White House Violates Wishes of SEALS' Families - White House - Fox Nation

PHOTO OUTRAGE: White House Violates Wishes of SEALS' Families - White House - Fox Nation

The Day Our Leaders Got Unstuck - NYTimes.com

The Day Our Leaders Got Unstuck - NYTimes.com

he copies entire speech, adds quotation marks, then quips esoterically as if i'm supposed to think he's an extrinsic logician - worst article of the year -

CSL Rating: LAME

Angry MoveOn Mob Threatens to Kick Down Boehner’s Door - John Boehner - Fox Nation

Angry MoveOn Mob Threatens to Kick Down Boehner’s Door - John Boehner - Fox Nation

Deficit Tops $1T for Third Straight Year - Deficit - Fox Nation

Deficit Tops $1T for Third Straight Year - Deficit - Fox Nation

Talking Points: Will Violent Class Warfare Break Out in America? - Bill O'Reilly - Fox Nation

Talking Points: Will Violent Class Warfare Break Out in America? - Bill O'Reilly - Fox Nation

Obama Kicking Young People Down the Road « The Teen Conservative

Obama Kicking Young People Down the Road « The Teen Conservative

Angry MoveOn Mob Threatens to Kick Down Boehner’s Door - John Boehner - Fox Nation

Angry MoveOn Mob Threatens to Kick Down Boehner’s Door - John Boehner - Fox Nation

Moody’s Warns More Credit Rating Downgrades Could Come… - Moody's - Fox Nation

Moody’s Warns More Credit Rating Downgrades Could Come… - Moody's - Fox Nation

Deficit Tops $1T for Third Straight Year - Deficit - Fox Nation

Deficit Tops $1T for Third Straight Year - Deficit - Fox Nation

MOODY's warns states, local govts... :: TeaParty.org

MOODY's warns states, local govts... :: TeaParty.org

Grim Small Business Outlook Signals Need for GOP Jobs Plan | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov

Grim Small Business Outlook Signals Need for GOP Jobs Plan | Speaker of the House John Boehner | speaker.gov

Ever wonder why Chrysler and GM run so many commercials? (letter) | MLive.com

Ever wonder why Chrysler and GM run so many commercials? (letter) | MLive.com

The Sun Never Sets On The British Welfare System - HUMAN EVENTS

The Sun Never Sets On The British Welfare System - HUMAN EVENTS

Instapundit » Blog Archive » DAVE HARDY: Comparing British And American Riots. Meanwhile, reader Bruce Quam sends this flyer …

Instapundit » Blog Archive » DAVE HARDY: Comparing British And American Riots. Meanwhile, reader Bruce Quam sends this flyer …


GALLUP: 'Wave' Election Building ... Majority Says Obama Doesn't Deserve Re-election - President Obama - Fox Nation

GALLUP: 'Wave' Election Building ... Majority Says Obama Doesn't Deserve Re-election - President Obama - Fox Nation

Rand Paul | Tim Geithner | No Confidence | The Daily Caller

Rand Paul | Tim Geithner | No Confidence | The Daily Caller

Fire at Obama's Martha's Vineyard Vacation Retreat - Martha's Vineyard - Fox Nation

Fire at Obama's Martha's Vineyard Vacation Retreat - Martha's Vineyard - Fox Nation

[csl] sympathy fake! [/csl]

Rasmussen Consumer Index - Rasmussen Reports™

Rasmussen Consumer Index - Rasmussen Reports™

74% Believe Economy is Getting Worse

Kevin Warsh and Jeb Bush: A New Strategy for Economic Growth - WSJ.com

Kevin Warsh and Jeb Bush: A New Strategy for Economic Growth - WSJ.com

Bond yields plunge, stocks surge after Fed pledge on rates - latimes.com

Bond yields plunge, stocks surge after Fed pledge on rates - latimes.com

Ouachita County Med Center Refuses Emergency Health Services to Afghanistan/Iraq War Soldier

Ouachita County Med Center Refuses Emergency Health Services to Afghanistan/Iraq War Soldier

National Inflation Association-Launch of Documentary: 'College Conspiracy'

National Inflation Association-Launch of Documentary: 'College Conspiracy'

Current Inflation

Current Inflation

http://www.fintrend.com/inflation/inflation_rate/CurrentInflation.asp

Super Congress: Easy Prey for the Military-Industrial Complex

Super Congress: Easy Prey for the Military-Industrial Complex

forpressfound - INFLATION IS THEFT. BUT NEVER FOR ROTHSCHILD'S USURY EMPIRE

forpressfound - INFLATION IS THEFT. BUT NEVER FOR ROTHSCHILD'S USURY EMPIRE

Bond yields plunge, stocks surge after Fed pledge on rates - latimes.com

Bond yields plunge, stocks surge after Fed pledge on rates - latimes.com

Ben Bernanke Halts the Crash, but at what Cost? | Red County

Ben Bernanke Halts the Crash, but at what Cost? | Red County

Solutions | Newt Gingrich 2012

Solutions | Newt Gingrich 2012

Herman Cain Stands with Us - Kent

Rick Perry Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Reform - By Carrie Lukas - The Corner - National Review Online

Rick Perry Leads the Way on Higher-Ed Reform - By Carrie Lukas - The Corner - National Review Online

82nd Legislature Accomplishments

Experience Matters (HD)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Twitter / @FreedomWorks: GOP holds the majority in ...

Twitter / @FreedomWorks: GOP holds the majority in ...

Syria Faces More UN Action as Arab Nations Condemn Crackdown on Dissidents - Bloomberg

Syria Faces More UN Action as Arab Nations Condemn Crackdown on Dissidents - Bloomberg

Quantitative Easing Forever? | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Quantitative Easing Forever? | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Verizon Strikers Using Children, Harassing & Menacing Replacement Workers | RedState

Verizon Strikers Using Children, Harassing & Menacing Replacement Workers | RedState

Hollow Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hollow Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hacking Group Anonymous Vows to 'Kill' Facebook on Nov. 5 - FoxNews.com

Hacking Group Anonymous Vows to 'Kill' Facebook on Nov. 5 - FoxNews.com

Iran Keeps Lights on to Keep Tempers Cool - FoxNews.com

Iran Keeps Lights on to Keep Tempers Cool - FoxNews.com

Frustrated Iranians leave bills unpaid, dare gov't to shut off electricity (people or dictatorship) Who blinks first?

Who gets welfare? Despite prevailing stereotype, whites, not blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET

Who gets welfare? Despite prevailing stereotype, whites, not blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET

US Welfare Spending 1792-2016 - Charts

US Welfare Spending 1792-2016 - Charts

Wake up America: 71 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants Receiving Welfare

Wake up America: 71 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants Receiving Welfare

Deval Patrick Takes Welfare Back to the 1970s | RedState

Deval Patrick Takes Welfare Back to the 1970s | RedState

In Speech on U.S. Credit Downgrade, President Proposes to Add $250 Billion to the Deficit | Committee On The Budget

In Speech on U.S. Credit Downgrade, President Proposes to Add $250 Billion to the Deficit | Committee On The Budget

London Arms Itself with Baseball Bats - By Greg Pollowitz - Media Blog - National Review Online

London Arms Itself with Baseball Bats - By Greg Pollowitz - Media Blog - National Review Online

sales of clubs skyrockets in u.k. - just buy an axe handle.

Ron Paul Moving Closer to GOP Nomination | Benzinga.com

Ron Paul Moving Closer to GOP Nomination | Benzinga.com

‪Governor Chris Christie's Commitment to Quality Health Care‬‏ - YouTube

‪Governor Chris Christie's Commitment to Quality Health Care‬‏ - YouTube

Democrats Have a Brand New Motto For 2012 | The Gateway Pundit

Democrats Have a Brand New Motto For 2012 | The Gateway Pundit

50% Favor Jobs Tax Credits for Hiring Young Veterans - Rasmussen Reports™

50% Favor Jobs Tax Credits for Hiring Young Veterans - Rasmussen Reports™

New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed - Polls - Fox Nation

New Low: 17% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed - Polls - Fox Nation

WSJ Op-Ed: Is Obama Smart? - President Obama - Fox Nation

WSJ Op-Ed: Is Obama Smart? - President Obama - Fox Nation

WSJ Op-Ed: Is Obama Smart?








By Bret Stephens
...How many times have we heard it said that Mr. Obama is the smartest president ever? Even when he's criticized, his failures are usually chalked up to his supposed brilliance. Liberals say he's too cerebral for the Beltway rough-and-tumble; conservatives often seem to think his blunders, foreign and domestic, are all part of a cunning scheme to turn the U.S. into a combination of Finland, Cuba and Saudi Arabia.
I don't buy it. I just think the president isn't very bright.

Socrates taught that wisdom begins in the recognition of how little we know. Mr. Obama is perpetually intent on telling us how much he knows. Aristotle wrote that the type of intelligence most needed in politics is prudence, which in turn requires experience. Mr. Obama came to office with no experience. Plutarch warned that flattery "makes itself an obstacle and pestilence to great houses and great affairs." Today's White House, more so than any in memory, is stuffed with flatterers.

Higher "Ed" Could be Next Bubble to Burst

http://thenewamerican.com/culture/education/8504-higher-qedq-could-be-next-bubble-to-burst

Higher "Ed" Could be Next Bubble to Burst | Print |  
Written by Jack Kenny   
Monday, 08 August 2011 17:29
While Standard and Poor's downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating has drawn much attention in the last few days, a generally overlooked report by Moody's Investment Services on the poor performance of student loans suggests higher education may be in a financial "bubble" that could burst in a stagnant economy that offers declining rewards for a college or university degree.
Titled "Student Lending's Failing Grade" the report appeared in the Moody's Analytics publication for July, 2011.  It notes that dollar balances on student loans have increased by double-digit rates in the past decade and the number of loans has continued to increase in recent years as more people have been seeking education and training in a declining job market. But the tightening of lending standard in other sectors of the economy that followed the financial crisis of 2008 has not affected student loans, the report found.
"Unlike other loan segments, recent student loan originations are performing worse than those originated during the lending boom," the report said. "Tighter lending standards on auto loans, credit cards and mortgages during the recession have resulted in sharply improved performance than earlier vintages, even with the unemployment rate hovering around 9%. But default rates on student loans originated since the middle of 2008 are higher than vintages originated in 2006 or 2007 at similar times in their life cycles . The worsening performance of student loans reflects the fact that student loan origination standards were not tightened as they were for other types of consumer loans."
While other forms of consumer lending are based on tangible factors like the borrower's income and credit history, student loans are "more speculative," the report notes, and are based on the expectation of incomes that will reflect and repay the investment in the borrower's education. But with the nation's unemployment rate hovering at nine percent, today's graduates are hard-pressed to find the jobs and secure the incomes they need to repay the loans.
"Unless students limit their debt burdens, choose  fields of study that are in demand, and successfully complete their degrees on time, they will find themselves in worse financial positions and unable to earn the projected income that justified taking out their loans in the first place,"  Moody's report said.
That has not, however, led to a decrease in the availability of loans or a change in the requirements for obtaining them.  "Part of this may be because the federal government ensured that lenders had funds to lend to students throughout the recession," the  report said. "With no supply constraints and a federal guarantee taking losses in the event of a default, lenders had little need to curtail their lending and every incentive to expand it. This permitted  borrowing to remain robust at the cost of poorer performance."
Along with a weak job market, the challenge to today's graduates in paying off their loans comes from the soaring costs of higher education, with many private colleges charging more than $50,000 and state colleges $25,000 a year for tuition, room, and board. According to National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, college tuition and fees, on average, rose 440 percent in 25 years, more than four times the rate of inflation and nearly twice the rise in health care costs. With housing prices declining, fewer parents can refinance or take out equity loans to pay tuition bills. In a 2009 article in Chronicles of Higher EducationJoseph Marr Cronin, former Massachusetts secretary of educational affairs and Howard E. Horton, president of New England College of Business and Finance, raised the question of whether higher education fit the description of a financial bubble, "an asset that is irrationally and artificially overvalued and cannot be sustained. "  
 "Consumers who have questioned whether it is worth spending $1,000 a square foot for a home are now asking whether it is worth spending $1,000 a week to send their kids to college," they wrote. "There is a growing sense among the public that higher education might be overpriced and under-delivering."
There is another similarity between the housing "bubble" and the inflated costs of higher education. Just as government guaranteed loans provided an increased demand in the housing market, so government-backed student loans have fueled an increased demand and higher prices for college and university education. But can those high prices be sustained  if demand slackens due to a growing number of students and parents deciding the diminishing returns in employment and educational opportunities are not worth the investment in four years of college? Many are turning to community colleges or to non-traditional, for-profit schools that teach courses online at a fraction of the cost  of education in a traditional college setting. Colleges also face a demographics challenge as the number of college-age students is declining
Colleges and universities have been increasing enrollment for decades, paying for new buildings and more amenities to attract an increasing number of students to pay the tuition bills that keep the colleges going. If enrollment should undergo a sharp decline, what happens to all that investment in plant, faculty and equipment that depends on a growing, or at least a stable, student population?
As the Moody's report put it, "Fears of a bubble in educational spending are not without merit."

Tax Dollars Fuel Unlawful Nationalized Curriculum, Parent-Bypass

Tax Dollars Fuel Unlawful Nationalized Curriculum, Parent-Bypass

Balanced-budget amendment | Who blew up the bridge to the 21st century? | The Daily Caller

Balanced-budget amendment | Who blew up the bridge to the 21st century? | The Daily Caller

Reuters: Obama Tells Donors He Inherited Economic Problems - President Obama - Fox Nation

Reuters: Obama Tells Donors He Inherited Economic Problems - President Obama - Fox Nation

Obama Ratings State by State - President Obama - Fox Nation

Obama Ratings State by State - President Obama - Fox Nation

Obamacare | cost | The Daily Caller

Obamacare | cost | The Daily Caller

Researchers: Obamacare cost estimates hide up to $50 billion per year


“Unless Things Change and Obama can Run on Accomplishments, He will Have to Kill Romney” - President Obama - Fox Nation

“Unless Things Change and Obama can Run on Accomplishments, He will Have to Kill Romney” - President Obama - Fox Nation

Prison Planet.com » UK Riots: Government Prepares Troops, Martial Law

Prison Planet.com » UK Riots: Government Prepares Troops, Martial Law

Metallica.com | News | Secret Recording Project?

Metallica.com | News | Secret Recording Project?






The Occult - Occultopedia - Topics Index

The Occult - Occultopedia - Topics Index

The Occult - Occultopedia: The Occult and Unexplained Encyclopedia

The Occult - Occultopedia: The Occult and Unexplained Encyclopedia

Obama breaks promises regarding Freedom of Information Act | Mark Hemingway | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

Obama breaks promises regarding Freedom of Information Act | Mark Hemingway | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner


Obama breaks promises regarding Freedom of Information Act

After seven months of stonewalling their FOIA requests, Don Loos and the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation have been forced file a complaint with the U.S. District Court demanding the Department of Labor be compelled to give them the information they seek. So much for Obama's promise to run the the most open and transparent administration in history.

On Obama's first day in office, the Department of Justice issued the following memorandum regarding FOIA requests:

The President directed that FOIA “should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails.” Moreover, the President instructed agencies that information should not be withheld merely because “public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”

Agencies were directed to respond to requests “promptly and in a spirit of cooperation.” The President also called on agencies to “adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure” and to apply that presumption “to all decisions involving [the] FOIA.” This presumption of disclosure includes taking “affirmative steps to make information public,” and utilizing “modern technology to inform citizens about what is known and done by their Government.”

The Obama administration's full-throated endorsement of transparency here only makes the administration's utter failure to respond to FOIA requests that much more infuriating. Loos has beentrying for months to get basic information regarding the relationships between union bosses and Obama Labor department employees, including:

  • Records from communications and recorded events where specified Obama appointees and Big Labor official were present
  • Lists of lawsuits involving the Department of Labor and Deborah Greenfield within the past eight years.
  • List of any gifts received by Solis in the past 5 years from Big Labor or its officials
  • Specifically provide in detail (a) notes, (b) agreements, (c) communications, and (d) agendas related to the regulations related to the labor union and officer disclosure rules
  • Copies of phone logs
  • Copies of any notes or documents related to any enforcement of any labor laws and any outside groups such as labor unions, American Rights at Work, or ACORN

None of this information should be a closely guarded state secret. To the contrary, the public is probably owed such knowledge. And as bad as the Department of Labor is behaving, stonewalling FOIA requests is common throughout the Obama administration.


US dollar in a phase of accelerated depreciation: Faros

US dollar in a phase of accelerated depreciation: Faros

US dollar in a phase of accelerated depreciation: Faros

Apr 22, 2011 10:46 AM EDT

The US dollar is in a new phase of depreciation, said Douglas Borthwick of Connecticut-based Faros Trading.

Starting from March 31, emerging market countries began to expect China to allow the yuan to appreciate against the US dollar at a quicker pace, said Borthwick.

In response, they also accelerated the pace of their currencies’ appreciation against the dollar.

They have three motives for doing this.

One, they want stronger currencies to deal with inflationary pressures. A strong currency lowers the cost of imported commodities. Moreover, less intervention to weaken their currency against the US dollar means less imported inflation from the Federal Reserve.

Chinese central bank officials have already said they want to use currency appreciation as a tool for combating inflation. This line of thinking is prevalent in other emerging market economies as well.

The Bank of Thailand, for example, recently signaled it would use currency appreciation to stem inflation. Moreover, it stipulated that the pace of appreciation must be comparable to neighboring Asian countries.

Two, they’re now able to because China – the world’s largest exporter and thus the benchmark setter for the price of many exportable goods – is allowing the yuan to appreciate. By making Chinese exports more expensive, other countries are now more comfortable with making their own currencies and exports more expensive.

Three, there is a brewing race among emerging market countries to dump US dollar-denominated assets from their foreign exchange reserves.

This is a classic scenario in financial markets in which multiple parties want to get out of the same asset and no one wants to be left holding the bag after everyone else has already sold out.

Emerging markets central banks, therefore, are selling as much US dollars as China’s yuan appreciation would allow them to.

Borthwick explains that March 31’s accelerated pace of emerging market currency appreciation was sparked by the decision to leave Japan out of the equation.

Previously, Japan – itself a large exporter – held back the pace of non-dollar currency appreciation because it has no inflation and thus no desire to appreciate the yen.

Now, in light of the devastating earthquake and ongoing nuclear crisis, it was decided that Japanese exports longer posed such a big threat to emerging market countries, thus paving the way for these countries to accelerate their pace of currency appreciation.

As the US dollar depreciates against these emerging market currencies, it’s also expected to depreciate against G10 currencies like the euro, pound sterling, Australian dollar, etc., according to Borthwick.

Previously, emerging markets central banks constantly bought the US dollar in order to keep their own currencies down. Now, as their currencies appreciate against the dollar, this kind of support for the dollar will shrink, said Borthwick.

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Has the dollar fallen enough? | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

Has the dollar fallen enough? | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

Why a Dollar Depreciation May Not Close the U.S. Trade Deficit

Why a Dollar Depreciation May Not Close the U.S. Trade Deficit

Current Issues in Economics and Finance
Why a Dollar Depreciation May Not Close the U.S. Trade Deficit
June 2007 Volume 13, Number 5
JEL classification: F3, F4

Authors: Linda Goldberg and Eleanor Wiske Dillon

With the U.S. trade deficit at high levels, many look to a dollar depreciation to curb the U.S. appetite for foreign goods by pushing up the cost of imports. Yet three factors—the use of the dollar in invoicing U.S. trade, the market share concerns of exporters, and sizable U.S. distribution costs—could keep U.S. import prices from rising enough to reduce demand significantly. Evidence suggests that a weaker dollar will boost foreign demand for U.S. exports, but this adjustment by itself is unlikely to close the deficit.

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - BE ONE LYRICS


With conviction
You must stand your ground
Don't be deceived
Strength is salvation

It is so easy to live the life of a follower

We must kill the idols
Don't fall prey to seduction
With single-mindedness
We must pursue the Truth

Nevermore the victim
Let them say that we are not of their world

With the promise of life
We are strong
We will carry on

Kill the idols

No more disillusion
Let them say what they will -what they will-
Their answer to our higher calling
Is conceived by their hatred

Nevermore the victim
Let them say that we are not of their world

With the promise of life
We are strong
We will carry on
With the promise of life
We are strong
We will carry on

Be one, for your conviction
Be one for your devotion You will be hated
for your dedication You will be hated
You will be hated

With the promise of life
We are strong
We will carry on

Conquering the Storm

Conquering the Storm

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @FreedomWorks

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @FreedomWorks

Chairman Reince Priebus on America Live with Megyn Kelly 8-08-11

The Official Home of Dennis Miller On The Web

The Official Home of Dennis Miller On The Web

Dem Congresswoman Unwittingly Reveals Embarrassing Library | fleming-hayes.com

Dem Congresswoman Unwittingly Reveals Embarrassing Library | fleming-hayes.com

PolitiFact | Harry Reid says 8 million jobs lost during George W. Bush's years in office

PolitiFact | Harry Reid says 8 million jobs lost during George W. Bush's years in office

Harry Reid says 8 million jobs lost during George W. Bush's years in office

During a Senate floor speech on Aug. 2, 2011 -- shortly before a vote on the final debt-ceiling bill -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., compared the job-creation records of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

"My friend (Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.) talks about no new taxes," Reid said. "Mr. President, if their theory was right, with these huge (tax cuts) that took place during the Bush eight years, the economy should be thriving. These tax cuts have not helped the economy. The loss of eight million jobs during the Bush eight years, two wars started, unfunded, all on borrowed money, these tax cuts all on borrowed money -- if the tax cuts were so good, the economy should be thriving. If we go back to the prior eight years during President Clinton’s administration, 23 million new jobs were created."

A reader asked us whether Reid was correct that there was a "loss of eight million jobs during the Bush eight years." So we looked into it.

As always, we looked at jobs numbers compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government’s official source of employment data.

During Bush’s eight years in office -- January 2001 to January 2009 -- the nation actually gained a net 1.09 million jobs. (Because there were gains in government jobs, the private sector actually lost 653,000 jobs during that period.)

This isn’t remotely close to what Reid claimed. Reid's office didn't respond to our request for information, but we think we know what he was referring to.

From the economy’s peak to its low point, the nation lost 8.75 million jobs. Here’s the problem: The peak for jobs came in January 2008, while the low point for jobs came in February 2010.
This means the starting point for Reid’s measure came seven years into Bush’s eight-year tenure, and the low point occurred about a year into Barack Obama’s tenure.

In other words, Reid had a point in saying that there was a "loss of eight million jobs" -- but it didn’t come "during the Bush eight years." The loss of eight million jobs occurred during a roughly two-year period shared more or less equally between Bush and Obama.

Reid may blame Bush’s policies for every single one of those jobs lost -- an opinion he’s entitled to, but one we are unable to fact-check. Still, his statement is incorrect as spoken.

Reid went on to say, "If we go back to the prior eight years during President Clinton’s administration, 23 million new jobs were created." We looked at the BLS numbers and found that Reid was basically correct in that claim. From January 1993 to January 2001, the nation gained 22.7 million total jobs.

This means that Reid specifically counted Clinton’s job-creation numbers from his inauguration day to the date he exited from office, but he did not do so for Bush, even though he used the Clinton figure as a direct comparison. It strikes us as a clear-cut case of cherry-picking.

So where does this leave us? Reid is correct that more than 8 million jobs were lost in the United States during the recent economic downturn, but he’s flat wrong to say that it happened "during the Bush eight years." Compounding the error, Reid makes a direct comparison between Bush and Clinton, yet he uses one method that makes Clinton’s number seem strong and Bush’s number seem weak. We rate Reid’s statement Pants on Fire.


Politifact Annihilates Harry Reid - Harry Reid - Fox Nation

Politifact Annihilates Harry Reid - Harry Reid - Fox Nation

Gas prices up despite use of reserves - Washington Times

Gas prices up despite use of reserves - Washington Times

Limbaugh: Barackalypse Now. Obama Is the 'Debt Man Walking' - Rush Limbaugh - Fox Nation

Limbaugh: Barackalypse Now. Obama Is the 'Debt Man Walking' - Rush Limbaugh - Fox Nation

Hollywood Has Meth Problem - Crystal Meth - Fox Nation

Hollywood Has Meth Problem - Crystal Meth - Fox Nation

Moody's cautious about U.S. deficit cuts plan | Reuters

Moody's cautious about U.S. deficit cuts plan | Reuters

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2011/08/did-you-get-your-money%E2%80%99s-worth-from-congress-last-week-24/

http://www.bankruptingamerica.org/2011/08/did-you-get-your-money%E2%80%99s-worth-from-congress-last-week-24/

Physician Sentenced to 20 Years for Medicare Fraud

Physician Sentenced to 20 Years for Medicare Fraud

Review & Outlook: America Gets Downgraded - WSJ.com

Review & Outlook: America Gets Downgraded - WSJ.com

A spend and tax policy mix always leads to economic decline.


Rep. West: Geithner 'should move on' from Treasury job - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

Rep. West: Geithner 'should move on' from Treasury job - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

The stunning decline of Barack Obama 2011 edition: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency continues to melt down – Telegraph Blogs

The stunning decline of Barack Obama 2011 edition: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency continues to melt down – Telegraph Blogs

After Downgrade, Obama Calls For More Spending - President Obama - Fox Nation

After Downgrade, Obama Calls For More Spending - President Obama - Fox Nation

The Second Great Contraction - Kenneth Rogoff - Project Syndicate

The Second Great Contraction - Kenneth Rogoff - Project Syndicate

Michelle Malkin » The Conservative Crazy Eyes Cliche & Other Stupid MSM Photo Tricks

Michelle Malkin » The Conservative Crazy Eyes Cliche & Other Stupid MSM Photo Tricks

Voters Want a Change Politicians Can't Deliver - NYTimes.com

Voters Want a Change Politicians Can't Deliver - NYTimes.com

Team Obama Handing Out 'No Child' Waivers - No Child Left Behind - Fox Nation

Team Obama Handing Out 'No Child' Waivers - No Child Left Behind - Fox Nation

Duncan to issue 'No Child' waivers
By: Abby Phillip, Politico
August 8, 2011 12:02 AM EDT

Seeing “no clear path” toward reauthorizing the “No Child Left Behind” education law, the Obama administration will unilaterally issue waivers to states, exempting them from some of the law’s regulations.

“Today we’re less than a month from the start of the school year, and…we still believe there is no clear path toward a bipartisan bill to reform “No Child Left Behind,” said White House domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes in a conference call with reporters, the contents of which were embargoed until Monday.

“Our administration has been working on plans to provide more flexibility. The president has directed us to proceed with those plans.”

The announcement comes months after President Barack Obama called on Congress to deliver legislation to his desk by September that fixed the Bush-era law.

Read the full story at Politico.com

Joe Scarborough | tea party | Morning Joe | The Daily Caller

Joe Scarborough | tea party | Morning Joe | The Daily Caller

Liberals Buzz Over Brutal Takedown of Obama - President Obama - Fox Nation

Liberals Buzz Over Brutal Takedown of Obama - President Obama - Fox Nation

From "Malaise" to Meltdown | Mitt Romney for President

From "Malaise" to Meltdown | Mitt Romney for President


From "Malaise" to Meltdown

“When I was governor, S&P rewarded Massachusetts with a credit rating upgrade for our sound fiscal management and the underlying strength of our economy. That didn’t happen by accident. The president’s failure to put the nation’s fiscal and economic house in order has caused a massive loss of confidence that resulted in an embarrassing downgrade. In the Carter era, it was called ‘malaise.’ Under President Obama, it’s called meltdown.” --Mitt Romney

Under President Obama, The United States Suffered An Unprecedented Downgrade Of Its AAA Credit Rating From Standard & Poor’s:

Standard & Poor’s Downgraded America’s Credit Rating To AA+ On Friday, A Move That Threatens To Raise Public And Private Borrowing Costs. “The United States lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented blow to the world's largest economy in the wake of a political battle that took the country to the brink of default. S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about the government's budget deficit and rising debt burden. The action is likely to eventually raise borrowing costs for the American government, companies and consumers.” (Walter Brandimarte and Daniel Bases, “United States Loses Prized AAA Credit Rating From S&P,” Reuters, 8/6/11)

  • “The Move Reflects The Deterioration In The Global Economic Standing Of The United States, Which Has Had A AAA Credit Rating From S&P Since 1941…” (Walter Brandimarte and Daniel Bases, “United States Loses Prized AAA Credit Rating From S&P,” Reuters, 8/6/11)
  • “Treasury Bonds, Once Indisputably Seen As The Safest Security In The World, Are Now Rated Lower Than Bonds Issued By Countries Such As Britain, Germany, France Or Canada.” (Walter Brandimarte and Daniel Bases, “United States Loses Prized AAA Credit Rating From S&P,” Reuters, 8/6/11)

In April, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Said There Was “No Risk” That The United States Would Lose Its Triple-A Credit Rating. QUESTION: “Is there a risk that the United States could lose its AAA credit rating, yes or no?” GEITHNER: “No risk of that. … No risk.” … QUESTION: “So Standard and Poor’s is wrong, the United States will keep its AAA credit rating?” GEITHNER: “Absolutely.” (Fox Business Network, 4/19/11)

Additional Downgrades May Follow If Economic Growth Fails To Materialize And Spending Isn’t Brought Under Control. “One day after lowering the nation’s platinum triple-A credit rating, Standard & Poor’s analysts warned Saturday that the U.S. government could face a second downgrade if the economy continues to struggle and the government fails to make the cuts outlined in the debt ceiling agreement. The ratings agency on Friday downgraded the nation to AA+ for the first time in history, saying partisanship in Washington is preventing dramatic deficit reduction.” (Josh Boak, “S&P Warns Of A Second Downgrade,” Politico, 8/6/11)

Under Governor Romney, Massachusetts Received Credit Rating Upgrades From Both Standard & Poor’s And Fitch Ratings:

In March 2005, Standard & Poor’s Upgraded Massachusetts’ General Obligation Bond Rating To “AA,” Noting The State Was “Again Producing Jobs And Reducing Already Historically Low Unemployment.” “In many ways, Massachusetts is emerging from the downturn in good shape. … In recognition of the improvement, Standard & Poor's in March upgraded the state's bond rating to AA, the highest ranking the state has enjoyed since the late 1980s. … ‘An economy that is deep and diverse is again producing jobs and reducing already historically low unemployment,’ Standard & Poor's wrote in its upgrade of the state's bond rating.” (Charles Stein, “State Seeing End To Fiscal Downturn,” The Boston Globe, 6/27/05)

  • “This Is The State's First Ratings Upgrade Since January 2000, When Moody's Investors Service Raised The State's Credit Rating From ‘Aa3’ To ‘Aa2.’” (Office of the Governor, Press Release, 3/15/05)

In July 2005, Fitch Ratings Upgraded Massachusetts’ General Obligation Bond Rating To “AA,” Citing The State’s “Prudent Fiscal Management.” “Fitch Ratings upgrades the rating of $14.4 billion Commonwealth of Massachusetts full faith and credit general obligation (GO) bonds to 'AA' from 'AA-'. The upgrade reflects the commonwealth's economic recovery, enabling surplus operations and the rebuilding of reserves to strong levels. Prudent financial management through the recent downturn has positioned Massachusetts well.” (Fitch Ratings, Press Release, 7/8/05)

  • “The Commonwealth Snared Its First Credit Upgrade From Fitch Ratings Since 1998 On Friday When The Rating Agency … [Cited] How Well Massachusetts Weathered The Economic Downturn That Began In 2001.” (Helen Chang, “Bay State To Debut New Credit,” The Bond Buyer, 7/11/05)

Waivermania! - By Jim Geraghty - The Campaign Spot - National Review Online

Waivermania! - By Jim Geraghty - The Campaign Spot - National Review Online

Prison Planet.com » Pollster: Americans Are “Pre-Revolutionary”

Prison Planet.com » Pollster: Americans Are “Pre-Revolutionary”

Geithner's New York Fed Pushed AIG to Keep Sweetheart Deals Secret | Common Dreams

Geithner's New York Fed Pushed AIG to Keep Sweetheart Deals Secret | Common Dreams

How Citigroup Unraveled Under Geithner’s Watch - ProPublica

How Citigroup Unraveled Under Geithner’s Watch - ProPublica

Obama Allies Blame Tea Party as They Seek to Reassure Investors

Obama Allies Blame Tea Party as They Seek to Reassure Investors

USA Today Drops Ann Coulter - CBS News

USA Today Drops Ann Coulter - CBS News

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Andrea Lafferty: Ex-Marxist Says He Knew Obama As Marxist-Leninist In College

Andrea Lafferty: Ex-Marxist Says He Knew Obama As Marxist-Leninist In College

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ex-Marxist Says He Knew Obama As Marxist-Leninist In College

February 16, 2010 – John C. Drew, Ph.D., is a former Marxist-Leninist who met Barack Obama when he was a sophomore at Occidental College in California.

Drew spent an evening with Obama and a group of Marxist-Leninist friends at a restaurant where they discussed politics and Communist revolution.

Drew had graduated from Occidental and was doing graduate work at Cornell University when he returned to visit friends at Occidental.

Dr. Drew was still a Marxist-Leninist at the time he debated Communism with Obama and his friends. Drew had grown disillusioned with the idea that violent revolution could come to industrialized societies, but Obama disagreed.

According to Drew, “He [Obama] was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth.”

Drew notes that Obama arrived at the dinner party with his patron, a wealthy Pakistani Muslim named Mohammed Hasan Chandoo. They roomed together in Chandoo’s house and arrived in a BMW.

Obama rejected Drew’s analysis of a Marxist revolution in America: “He was pretty persistent, that I didn’t know what I was talking about.”

Drew saw Obama once again at a party that Obama and Chandoo gave at their house in June 1981. (Drew has long since rejected Marxism.)

In his autobiography, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama says this: “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

Drew points out that “What he’s not saying is that he was in 100 percent total agreement with those Marxist professors. When you understand that, Obama’s later associations and policies make more sense, including why he was taken in by Rev. Wright’s ideology.”

Dr. Drew was interviewed on a radio talk show recently and spent an hour describing Obama’s Marxist-Leninist beliefs and his career path that was helped by known Marxists in Chicago.

One of Obama’s college professors at Occidental was a socialist and they remain good friends to this day.

Groomed To Serve Marx/Lenin
As more and more information is uncovered about Obama’s childhood and his path into politics and power, it is evident that he was mentored and helped along the way by Islamists and by hard-core Marxists.

His own mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, had embraced Marxist ideology as a high school student in Washington state. She had been taught by Marxist teachers and was a proud atheist.

In Hawaii, he lived with his grandfather and grandmother while his mother stayed in Indonesia doing anthropological work. His grandfather introduced teenage Obama to Frank Marshall Davis, a black Communist, as a mentor. Davis had come out of the radical black Marxist movement in Chicago, which began flourishing during the 1930s.

According to John Drew, the Marxist-Leninists he attended school with at Occidental all either went into college professorships or became community organizers. Drew became a college professor; Obama became a community organizer and later a college professor.

Obama’s entrance into Harvard Law School was aided by two radical Marxist-Black Muslims. One of these men was Khalid al-Mansour, who has served as an advisor to a Saudi billionaire. (Mansour’s real name is Don Warden.) Al-Mansour was a mentor of Black Panther Party members Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, both criminals.

The other man who helped Obama get into Harvard was Percy Sutton, who was a lawyer for Black Muslim Malcolm X.

Obama’s spiritual advisor for 20 years was Pastor Jeremiah Wright, a Black Liberation theology advocate. Black Liberation theology is based on the Marxist ideology proposed by black racist Professor James Cone.

Obama’s political career was launched in Chicago with the help of Alice Palmer, a state senator who was also known to be a hard-core Communist.

Obama’s campaign for the U.S. Senate was started in the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, both violent founders of the Weather Underground. Ayers had been involved in bombing a New York City police department, Capitol Building and the Pentagon in the 1970s.

In summary, from the very beginning of his life, Barack Obama has been imbued with Marxist thinking – from his mother, Frank Marshall Davis, his college professor at Occidental, and his Pastor Jeremiah Wright.

In addition, his path to political power was greased by black and white Communists and anti-white Black Muslims.

All along the way, Barack Obama’s career has been on a trajectory to political power – aided by the sworn enemies of the United States.

He owes his existence to his Marxist-Leninist patrons and he is paying them back as President of the United States. Every policy he is pursuing is designed to destroy capitalism, undermine traditional morality, and weaken the United States militarily and diplomatically.

President Obama’s policies and personnel must be politically quarantined and rendered ineffective before he succeeds in his agenda.

Barack Obama, Fearmonger And Demagogue Extraordinaire Gutting America’s Credibility With His Lies « Start Thinking Right

Barack Obama, Fearmonger And Demagogue Extraordinaire Gutting America’s Credibility With His Lies « Start Thinking Right

Is President Obama Nothing More Than a Polished Demagogue?

Is President Obama Nothing More Than a Polished Demagogue?

WI Democrats make (illiterate) threats to news organization. | RedState

WI Democrats make (illiterate) threats to news organization. | RedState

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