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Obama being Sworn in as President in Private and Secret without Press on Sunday January 20th. Why no Press allowed?7
This is something that is absolutely bizarre.
It seems that Obama will be sworn in as President in private (secret) without the Press being allowed to view to video it. They will release photos that the White House Press photographer will take, after it is done.
WHY? Seriously… how come the secrecy? Why won’t they allow it to be videoed?
Excuse me BUT…. this is our country and Obama is suppose to work for us! Also he supposedly was going to be the most transparent President….
I know that is a laugh, just like all those empty 2008 promises that were out the window…
Besides all his Bull**** things he had said he would do for the people, yet out Bushed Bush and since has been the most self centered non-producing nor liberty President in our history. In fact he will be going down as the worst President ever and taking the U.S. down into the gutters with debt and lies…
He is now going to be sworn in to what amounts as secrecy due to no outside press or disclosure of the swearing in?
What type of swearing in will be done? The normal? If it was the normal why can’t there be press there?
So if there is no allowing of public disclosure of the swearing in, that then begs the question and leaves to the imagination…. what type of swearing in will it actually be? A swearing in of a dictatorship? A swearing in using something other than the Bible? A swearing in without saying he will follow the “constitution” of the United States? A swearing in of an abnormal ceremony?
Yes a lot of things are left to the imagination of how Obama will be sworn in as the President of our country.
Considering it is our country and we the people are who make the country great, not the politicians. We have a right to see the swearing in of the person that was placed as President.
Obama has no right to have this in private nor secret of what is said and how it is done.
“Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as an organization are looking forward to working with the administration to make that happen,” Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, said in a statement.
In early meetings with the inaugural committee, officials privately indicated to reporters that the Jan. 20 event could be closed to reporters and cameras, with an official photograph supplied to press by White House photographer Pete Souza,
The White House press corps acknowledges that nothing is set in stone. But even the possibility of a closed-press inauguration has stirred up immense frustration among the White House press corps, who note that past Sunday inaugurations were open to press.
“Call me shell-shocked. I’m stunned that this is even an issue; it boggles the mind,” NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd told POLITICO. “This is not their oath, this is the constitutional oath. It’s not for them. It’s for the public, the citizens of the United Sates. It just boggles the mind — How is this even a debate?”
So….. what are we to think that this President is wanting to be sworn in secretly/privately? It sure does make the imagination run wild with all those “conspiracies” out there about him not really having the United States best interest in his heart and mind.
We the People of these United States of which this country was founded on the Constitution of the United States have a right to see the person who is going to be leading the United States as President for the next four years… Sworn in to do that duty for the Citizens of these United States! He is our employee and he is suppose to do the bidding of the people who live by the constitution of these United States! We demand to have a fully publicly viewed Swearing in of Obama to confirm he will stand by the Constitution of which this country was founded!
Unreal, but no longer unbelievable anymore. If this happens and does not outrage the people I feel we live in a nation of zombies. Remember 2009 when Obama had to be sworn in twice, the second time in the Map Room of the White House.
As some California cities face bankruptcy, public services are being slashed so unusually high pensions can stay on the books. Stockton’s former police chief rakes in a pension of more than $200,000 a year, while also working another job.
Former Stockton Police Chief Tom Morris retired with a $204,000 pension after just eight months on the job. While his California city became the largest in the US to file for bankruptcy, he moved to another city and makes an additional $76,066 salary at a new job.
The former police chief retired at age 52, and was among four of the city’s chiefs who held the job for less than three years, while retiring with an average of 92 per cent of their final salaries.
But Morris’ unusually high pension is not an isolated incident. City councils across California have allowed public safety employees to retire after working for 30 years and collect 90 per cent of their top salaries. But while raking in a sizable pension, they often take jobs elsewhere, while still in their early 50’s.
Two former police chiefs in San Bernardino receive similarly high pensions. Keith Kilmer receives $216,581 annually, while working another job. His predecessor, Michael Billdt, who has no college degree and was accused of trying to bribe an officer to withdraw a union grievance in exchange for a dropped investigation, receives $205,014.
“We have some safety retirees that are actually earning more in retirement than they earned when they were working, because they were able to manipulate the system enough in that last year that they could crank that last year’s income and then get 3 per cent times their 25 to 30 years,” said Kathy Miller, the city’s vice mayor, in an interview with Bloomberg News.
And these pensions are significantly higher than normal – an average annual payout from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System is $36,780.
While Stockton decided on Morris’ exceedingly high pension before going bankrupt, at a time when its finances seemed promising, it is now struggling to confront rising pension costs while also dealing with increasing unemployment and declining property and sales tax revenue.
Yet another great article by Mike Adams at NaturalNews.com!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
• Tyranny under a government that respects no right to due process.
• Taxation without representation.
• Living as a “subject” under a government that believes it owns you.
• Being subjected to secret arrests and imprisonment, held without being charged.
• Oppression of the right to exercise free speech and public protest.
• Illegal searches and seizures, without warrants.
• Having your livelihood confiscated from you by an increasingly bloated government and its overzealous tax collectors.
Given that Independence Day is a celebration of freedom from the tyranny and oppression described above, you might wonder why America even bothers to celebrate the holiday these days. After all, virtually everything America once fought for in the Revolutionary War has now come back to haunt us all through the arrogant, bloated bureaucracy of our own government. The TSA, for example, routinely violates Americans in much the same way British soldiers did in 1782. Except the British soldiers actually had something resembling a code of honor, whereas the TSA deliberately hires sociopaths, pedophiles and criminals to molest air travelers (http://www.naturalnews.com/036346_TSA_pedophiles_whistleblower.html).
As Lew Rockwell explains, all governments are inherently evil because they incessantly seek to grow their power at the expense of liberty. There is no such thing as a government that seeks to “serve” the People. Instead, government simply pretends to serve the interests of the People in order to convince voters to give it more power — power that it often uses against the People.
You’ll notice, by the way, that even with the upcoming presidential election in the USA, there is no choice to vote for “smaller government.” The only two choices are Big Government (Mitt Romney) and Ridiculously Big Government (Obama). The true small government choice, Ron Paul, was unfairly marginalized by the media from the get-go.
Town Bans ‘F*ck’ and Other Potty Words — First Amendment Rights Be Damned
On Monday night, residents of Middleborough, Massachusetts, voted 183-50 to approve a proposal allowing the police to issue $20 fines to people who use profane language in public. Though Yahoo News reported that the ban is specifically intended to stop teenagers from using profane language in public parks and the town center, there is apparently nothing preventing police from enforcing the ban much more broadly. Speaking in favor of the ban, one resident lamented foul language as “inappropriate,” and noted, “I’m sure there’s going to be some fallout, but I think what we did was necessary.”
Some fallout?? The implications of Middleborough’s new law are truly alarming. Patently ignoring the Constitution, raising complex questions about what is offensive enough to censor, and stoking continued concerns about the use of government to further subjective values is substantially more than some fallout.
One resident who supports the new law said, “I don’t care what you do in private. It’s in public what bothers me.” Yet eliminating things that bother people is not, nor should it be, the point of the American legal system. If it was, plagues like traffic jams and people who say “supposebly” would have been banned long ago.
According to freedomforum.org, a nonpartisan, pro-First Amendment group, the First Amendment’s free speech protections can be restricted only in certain special cases, like when language will create a dangerous situation or incite immediate violence. The Supreme Court has never ruled that “bothering people” justifies curbing free speech rights. Upon hearing about the new law, ACLU of Massachusetts legal director Matthew Segal stated plainly that people could “end up getting fined for constitutionally protected speech,” effectively nullifying the Constitution’s free speech protection.
Published on May 17, 2012 by mattgeb84
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Ron Paul 2012: Restore America Now
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By: Ethan A. Huff
Ingesting artificial fluoride chemicals does not prevent tooth decay, but rather destroys your insides and leads to the development of cancer and other illnesses. These are the disturbing findings of an assessment recently compiled by award-winning chemist, author, and founder of ThePeoplesChemist.com, Shane Ellison.
Frustrating more than 50 years of bad science that has claimed the exact opposite, Ellison’s appraisal of fluoride’s negative effects on the body shows once again why removing fluoride from public water supplies is crucial to public health. And health freedom advocates must step up to be the educational catalyst for bringing about this change nationwide.
“Once ingested, fluoride compounds attack the structural integrity of our insides,” says Ellison. “Collagen, a web-like network connecting our skeletal system to muscles, is torn apart by fluoride. We feel it as joint stiffness, ligament damage, and aching bones. This same mechanism leads to browning of teeth, an outcome known as fluorosis.”
Ellison adds that laboratory studies dating back decades have shown that fluoride spurs the mutation of mammalian DNA cells, which can promote the growth of cancer cells. Various population studies, he says, have shown that fluoride ingestion can increase a person’s risk of developing bone cancer by as much as 700 percent.
And finally, fluoride has never been shown to actually prevent cavities, which is the excuse most often used to continue lacing public water supplies with this toxic poison. On the contrary, fluoride ingestion actually promotes tooth decay, and even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that there is no verifiable, scientific proof that fluoride in any way prevents cavities.
So why does artificial water fluoridation continue to persist in many towns and cities across America today? A combination of ignorance and pride both appear to be factors, as the medical establishment largely refuses to accept modern science showing that fluoride is unsafe because it has been claiming for many decades that fluoride is safe.
John Garfield from The University Daily Kansan recently wrote his own assessment of the dangers of fluoride, noting that the best available science links fluoride consumption to thyroid disorders, endocrine disruption, reproductive damage, skin problems, brittle bones, immunodeficiency, premature puberty, and lowered IQ (http://www.kansan.com/news/2012/apr/26/water-fluoridation/).
The evidence is so strong against fluoride these days that nearly 40 U.S. communities stopped fluoridating their water in 2011 (http://www.naturalnews.com), and many more, including Albuquerque, N.M., Bolivar, Mo., and Myerstown, Penn., have ended water fluoridation in 2012.
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he Illinois law against recording conversations was ruled unconstitutional earlier in March by Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks, which was the second time in the past year that a judge struck it down. The eavesdropping law says it’s a felony to record conversations without the consent of everyone involved, including public officials in public places.
Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Studio B.
Who stands in opposition to “the [central] bank of the United States, public debt, a navy, a standing army, American manufacturing, federally funded improvement of the interior, the role of a world power, military glory, an extensive foreign ministry, loose construction of the Constitution, and subordination of the states to the federal government”? Hint, these words were not written about Rep. Ron Paul.
This is Garry Wills’s description of Thomas Jefferson. The elite political class looked with disdain, and now looks with a certain measure of bemusement, upon Dr. Paul. Paul represents the re-emergence of a great American tradition. That tradition reawakens in the person of Ron Paul, who has a fair claim to be our era’s Thomas Jefferson. As Jefferson’s heir he commands deep respect if not always (as in the case of this Supply Side, Hamiltonian, writer) complete fealty.
One of the keys to America’s greatness is how George Washington was able to harness both the great centralizing, industrializing forces represented by Alexander Hamilton together with the great decentralizing, Arcadian forces represented by Thomas Jefferson. Hamilton’s positions prevailed, tilting America toward a stronger central government. Jefferson, affectionately enshrined in our national memory, has a Memorial. As for Hamilton, “Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you.”
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LOL, more fear mongering!