Jun 122010
 

~Examiner Political Spin Examiner Maryann Tobin

When the Deepwater Horizon fell two days after exploding on April 20, 2010, BP told the American public that the hole in the Gulf floor was leaking at a rate of 1,000 barrels a day. On April 28th, that number increased to 5,000.

Today, independent scientists agree that the true spill rate, before the riser pipe was cut off last week, was between 20,000 and 40,000 barrels a day.

In between that gap in time and the estimates of the flow, the party reporting the numbers changed, too. Now, it is the US government claiming to control reports on the size of the Gulf oil spill, through Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen.

Did the US government know all along that BP’s numbers were a gross underestimate? Rolling Stone Magazine’s Eric Bates says, “Yes.” What has yet to be discovered is why?


Three weeks prior to the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Obama Administration announced support for an expansion of offshore drilling, After the disaster, the political implications of a push toward favoring big oil left the Obama Administration with pie on its face.

How Obama decided to expand offshore oil drilling (YES He Did) (JUST read)

An argument could be made that admitting it was a massive spill with the potential to crush the Gulf fishing industry, tourism and the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico for a lifetime, was political suicide – in an election year.

The hope that it would all be cleaned up before anyone knew the difference may have been the plan in hiding the spill rate numbers. But everything went wrong and the spill simply got too big, too fast. There was no way to hide it once the oil started invading the Louisiana wetlands, and oil covered, dying birds became icons of the disaster.

Was there a back room deal between the White House and BP? Or did the US government find out a month into the disaster that BP was not being truthful about the size of the leak?

What may inevitably emerge as the truth is – someone lied and someone else covered it up. Regardless, it appears that there something here that is out of control, in addition to flowing oil.

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Jun 122010
 

~CFP By Sher Zieve

Please Note the following…

I have included only snippets from this article. And file it now under “Opinion Editorial…to read the full article a link is provided. The reason I am posting this at all after conferring with the crew is we believe in Free Press & Speech but when it is done responsibly, even if opinions expressed are not in line with ours. There are sites that will not allow many places like CFP to be posted. That is one thing we don’t agree with. We also understand some of the reasoning behind it.

I came across a piece recently that was from seemingly a ‘good’ organization. Turns out the rules in that group was indicitative it was a white supremacist group. We will not put things that may incite or groups/outlets which behave like that.

The rule of thumb is to decipher, try to authentic the claims and/or website.There is much we know to be true contained in this piece, but we must act responsibly without keeping truth from you. Ultimately it’s for you to decide, we leave that up to you. This particular piece gives you an alert to what is going on and that’s never a bad thing. “I” feel it also is intentionally inciteful, that is why I struggled with not trashing it all together. After much debate we decided to go ahead with it ‘for now’.

~JP

The BP oil disaster was custom-made for The Obama. It’s a disaster that not only destroys jobs and the lives of the affected humans but, is killing off all wildlife it touches. The effective oil-skimmer systems utilized by the Saudis and others would work to greatly minimize the damage being caused to the US Gulf Coast. But, The Obama continues to drag his heels as States and lives are destroyed.


Note: Obama, of course, remains aloof and untouched and continues to refuse all offers of help—only those that truly WILL help—as he smilingly watches and fiddles like Nero while the destruction and death continue. In fact, it is now apparent that destruction and death follow virtually all of Obama’s actions. Interesting, isn’t it?

Obama is doing the bare minimum so that destruction will be at an all-time maximum—in order to shove his Cap & Trade bill

~Again boys & girls – Obama is doing the bare minimum so that destruction will be at an all-time maximum—in order to shove his Cap & Trade bill

Pretending that he is constrained by the “Jones Act,” Obama is doing the bare minimum so that destruction will be at an all-time maximum—in order to shove his Cap & Trade bill (which will complete our destruction) down our throats. Note: The Jones Act has been waived by real US presidents, in the past.

The latest Obama and Democrat power grabs include but, are not limited to, assigning the EPA power to regulate carbon emissions (in case the dictator’s Cap & Trade doesn’t clear the US Senate), control over all of the US’ financial institutions (a bill in which control over US citizens’ bank accounts is also included), control over all students applying for educational aid (who will get financial aid who will not and what they will be taught), of course ObamaCare (passed against the will of a vast majority of the American people), “stimulus” bills that have destroyed middle-class jobs and stimulated ONLY the wealthy ruling elite and political class etc. etc. etc.


Barney Frank, The Sustainable Defense Task Force

On Friday 11 June, Rep. Barney Franks’ (D-MA) chosen panel, “The Sustainable Defense Task Force“, recommended virtually doing away with any viable US Military at all to the tune of defunding it by $1TRILLIONS!

NOTE: the above statement is true BUT responsible posting means you do not add nor delete even one word because it DOES change the entire context of what you are saying. Here is the context & link on it …


The Sustainable Defense Task Force unveiled its plan to cut $1.1 trillion in military spending over the next decade. Defense spending with the war supplements will reach $760 billion in 2011 and is expected to top $8 trillion during the decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

~Related:

By William Matthews – Army Times Staff writer
Friday June 11 Congress.org – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE 2nd)

Full editorial

Panel commissioned by Barney Frank recommends nearly $1T in defense cuts

~If we inject our ‘opinion’ into an article, responsiblity dictates we make you aware it is OUR opinion. After all if you take the ‘Pi’ out of opinion it is JUST a smelly onion…Have at it friends but in keeping that in mind…but hey, thats JUST MY opinion -smile-

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Jun 122010
 

June 09, 2010 — [6/8/10] Survivors of the Deepwater Horizon explosion charge BP’s pressure to finish drilling led Transocean to take risky shortcuts to save time and money.



~Snippets of transcript from a moving 360 show…

00:04:10 A few minutes before 10:00 p.m.
00:04:13 They heard a noise they had never heard before.
00:04:17 >> We began hearing loud hissing and a venting sound.
00:04:21 >> And it kept getting louder and louder, and I said something’s not right.
00:04:25 >> He just looked at me and he said, man, smell gas.
00:04:28 I said what do we do?
00:04:31 We says run.
00:04:33 >> 11 Men would die that night.
00:04:34 The question is what happened and why?

00:04:37 In the weeks before that terrible moment crew members we spoke to say everyone felt pressure to get the well drilled and the oil flowing.
00:04:49 Some felt like they were cutting concerns.
00:04:51 >> Do you believe that safety was the number one concern?
00:04:54 >> All bp is worried about is the money.
00:04:56 >> On the day of the explosion at least two survivors witnessed an argument between transocean and the representative from bp who wanted to press ahead.
00:05:08 You’re saying the representative from bp said this is how we’re going to do it.
00:05:11 >> This is how I remember it.
00:05:13 He basically said this is how it’s going to be.

~Minute by minute transcript of show…it reads like a book you cannot put down

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Jun 122010
 

~From the one who posted this video-( February 23, 2010 — Make this video viral again, it was removed. Barry Soetoro is not eligible to be the president. our military is not under obligation to obey his orders. His unconstitutional laws should be null and void.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHxb_vZe7Ao&feature=player_embedded

This video was removed after a million hits & it is almost a million since Feb 23rd

~Inevitably it is up to you what you believe. But if you have even an inlking this is true, view this video even if you already have…pass it along if you have one iota it may be true. Yes Alex Jones is correct that You Tube is controlled. Yes, AJ is right that they mess with counters from sites like JUST Piper (Oh yah our servers get attacked too . And YES we will continue to bring the TRUTH until they shot us away from our keyboards

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Jun 122010
 

Christian combat vet suing Fed for promoting Islam with AIG bailout

By Chelsea Schilling

A U.S. Marine who served in Iraq is suing the federal government for distributing billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to the Shariah-supporting American International Group.

The lawsuit, Murray v. Geithner et al., was brought against the Fed and the Treasury by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Kevin Murray, a former Marine who served honorably in Iraq to defend the United States from Islamic terrorists.

Murray argues that he is being forced as a taxpayer to contribute to the propagation of Islamic beliefs and practices predicated upon Shariah law, which he says is hostile to his Christian religion.

He is represented by Thomas More attorney Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi, an associated attorney who is an expert in Shariah law and Shariah-compliant financing, as well as general counsel to the Center for Security Policy. They filed the initial complaint in December 2008.

On June 7, Murray’s attorneys filed a motion for summary judgment asking federal District Court Judge Lawrence Zatkoff to rule against Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Federal Reserve Board.

The Thomas More Law Center explained the motion for summary judgment is based on depositions of Treasury officials, court-sealed affidavits of AIG officials and sworn declarations of two notable experts on Islamic law and terrorism: Stephen C. Coughlin and Robert Spencer.

Coughlin, a lawyer and decorated Army Reserve officer, is a leading Pentagon expert on the link between Islamic law and jihad. He explained that by engaging in Shariah-compliant financing, AIG and the federal government – which owns 79.9 percent of AIG – are engaging in the religious practice of Islam.

Islam teaches hostility and discrimination against Jews, Christians and anyone who doesn’t accept the Quran as the “word of Allah,” he said, explaining that the indoctrination stems from the same law that motivated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.

The motion states, “[T]he use of taxpayer money to approve, endorse and support Shariah-based Islamic religious activities and religious indoctrination, including the use of such funds to acquire government ownership and control that engages in such activities, violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

At the time of the 2008 bailout, AIG was – and remains today – a world leader in Shariah-compliant insurance products.

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Jun 122010
 

~By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press Writer Juergen Baetz, Associated Press Writer

One of founders of Hamas FILE - In this March 24, 2010 file photo a Palestinian youth walks out of a store covered with posters of of assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhouh


The spokesman had no estimate of how long it could take for Brodsky to be extradited from Poland to Germany, saying “the matter is now in the hands of the Polish authorities.” If Brodsky agrees, the extradition could take a few days, but that isn’t likely, the spokesman said.

~Good name Monica

In Warsaw, Monika Lewandowska, a spokeswoman for Polish prosecutors, confirmed that the suspect, identified only as Uri B., was arrested at the city’s international airport on June 4. She told the AP that the arrest warrant was made “in connection with the murder of a Hamas member in Dubai.”

The suspect appeared before a Polish court on June 6, and was ordered to remain in temporary arrest for up to 40 days, she said. Lewandowska had no information on his possible extradition.

BERLIN – An alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the hit-squad slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai has been arrested in Poland, officials said Saturday.

The man, using the name Uri Brodsky, is suspected of working for Mossad in Germany and helping to issue a fake German passport to a member of the Mossad operation that allegedly killed Hamas agent Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January, a spokesman for the German federal prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press.

Brodsky was arrested in early June upon his arrival in Poland because of a European arrest warrant issued by Germany which is now seeking his extradition, the spokesman said, declining to be named in line with department policy.

Full story…

Poland GETS the War on Terror!

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Jun 122010
 

~ Quickly becoming one of my favorite bloggers- Bluegrass Pundit http://www.bluegrasspundit.com/

It was a lie. Sixty-six (66%) of small employers and forty-five (45%) of large employers will have to relinquish their plans by as early as 2013.

Internal administration documents reveal that up to 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage because of ObamaCare.

Small firms will be even likelier to lose existing plans.

The “midrange estimate is that 66% of small employer plans and 45% of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfathered status by the end of 2013,” according to the document.

In the worst-case scenario, 69% of employers — 80% of smaller firms — would lose that status, exposing them to far more provisions under the new health law.

The 83-page document, a joint project of the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the IRS, examines the effects that ObamaCare’s regulations would have on existing, or “grandfathered,” employer-based health care plans.

Draft copies of the document were reportedly leaked to House Republicans during the week and began circulating Friday morning. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., posted it on his Web site Friday afternoon.

“It’s been passed around the staffs here on Capitol Hill. Congressman Posey thought it was important enough to share,” said spokesman George Cecala.

Investors Daily report


Here is the great “liar-in-chief” lying through his teeth.

Obama Lies about Health Care: Keep Your Insurance

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Jun 122010
 

Thank Your Military — August 25, 2009 — An average group of Americans gathered to publicly thank their United Stated Military for the freedom they provide. If you want to thank your military, pass this video on to every person you know so it will eventually reach every present and former military person across the globe. We want the military to know we appreciate their service and sacrifice!

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Jun 122010
 

Oguchi Onyewu, center, and USA teammates arrive in Johannesburg prior to the 2010 World Cup.

lehighvalleylive.com/michael-lore

Turn on your television sets, whether they’re HD or 3D (lucky!) and grab a pint of your favorite American or English lager and get ready for one of the most-anticipated soccer matchups as the United States faces England in the 2010 World Cup from South Africa.

The game has been talked about since the draw. Trash talk is spewing across the pond in both directions, but the only thing that matters is what happens on the field over the course of 90 minutes (plus stoppage time, of course).

So, let’s try to break down a few keys to the game for both teams.

Breaking it down here…

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Jun 122010
 

~By Lloyd Marcus http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

It was an incredible day! Singers/musicians from across America gathered together at Deltona Records in Florida to record my original song, “Taking Back America.”

AmericasMightyWarriors.org which assists families of U.S. fallen soldiers is beneficiary of the proceeds from the sale of the song and compilation CD. Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee who is the president and founder of AmericasMightyWarriors.org said she was extremely moved upon arriving at the recording studio seeing so many cars with license plates from all over the country.

The atmosphere in the studio was electric; a variety of bands, singers, songwriters and players representing numerous musical genres from rap to country and everything in between all meeting for the first time. And yet, several attendees commented how much the historic recording session felt like a family reunion. The common thread which bound us all together was love and a belief that America is the greatest nation on the planet; a desire to support our military and their families and a strong opposition to the Obama administration’s socialist agenda.

I began the recording session with a welcome and thanks for attending. Then, Rev. Walt Mentzer started us off with a beautiful prayer. I told the crowd I was grateful we were still free to pray in public.

But, what really set the mood and inspired the singers was Debbie Lee emotionally telling the compelling story about how her son, Marc Alan Lee lost his life in Iraq heroically saving the lives of his buddies. Marc was the first U.S. Navy Seal killed in Iraq.

While some fought back tears, the choir of 100 singers passionately and enthusiastically sang the choruses of “Taking Back America.” Then, we began recording individuals each singing a solo line of the verses, similar to the way the music community recorded “We Are The World” in the ‘80s. Those selected to sing coveted solo lines were band lead singers and singer/songwriters.


Read Lloyd’s report…

Details of the making of this video

~I had the honor of meeting Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee her first tour in 2007. I was at a very low time in life & what a boost I got on the tour’s stop in Niles, Il. It was the Fourth of July & it was a wonderful celebration

~Pic my daughter took of Debbie Lee

Sunday, September 09, 2007
MoveAmericaForward.org convoy stops in Niles

A rally in support of U.S. troops will be held Tuesday, September 11 in Niles Illinois. Illinois Review encourages our readers to add to the ranks meeting at the fountain located at Touhy & Milwaukee in Niles IL at 6:00 PM.

MoveAmericaForward.org is a group of patriots traveling America over the last week, starting at the West Coast and working their way toward the nation’s capitol. Their purpose is to gather a momentum of support for U.S. troops deployed in the War on Terrorism. Planning to converge at the Capitol on the same day General Petraeus announces his Iraqi surge report, their website features photos of their trip thus far.

See you Tuesday night in Niles. Encourage your network of conservatives to show their support for our guys and gals fighting the War on Terror for us. The Illinois stop should be the biggest and most well-attended on MoveAmericaForward’s U.S. tour. You can bet the media will be there to use the rally numbers to indicate Illinois’ support or lack thereof for our troops.


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Mission Statement
3 / 18 / 2009

To honor, thank, support, and encourage the troops and their families and remember the sacrifice of my “Mighty Warrior” Marc Alan Lee, the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. To accept the challenge from his last letter home and “pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life, through random acts of kindness” that will impact and honor our military, the fallen and their families for their selfless service and sacrifice.

Americas Mighty Warriors

Read Marc’s Last Letter Home»

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