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Our mission is to create an awareness of the absolute need to elect officeholders who uphold the U.S. Constitution and respect its limits on their authority and the powers of  government. We will cultivate an understanding of the individual rights and responsibilities respecting life, liberty, and property, which were recognized by the founders of the greatest and noblest Republic as having been ordained by our Creator.

 

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 April 20, 2009

 

545 PEOPLE vs. 300 million By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

 The Absurd Report » 545 PEOPLE vs. 300 million By Charlie Reese

 

"Pension Time Fund Bomb is Ticking"

Even as our "Great Recession" gets worse, another, potentially explosive financial time-bomb is set to go off. The continuing recession is putting funding for hundreds of pension plans at risk, jeopardizing both retirees and millions of taxpayers like you, who probably will get stuck with the bills. Looks like another impeding taxpayer bailout and don't forget the commercial real-estate bubble that's yet to come!

Deficit Soars At Agency That Insures Pension Plans - New York Times

 

GM CEO Says Bankruptcy 'Probable'

GM, which has already received $13.4 billion in government loans, is working on a two track plan: outside bankruptcy and inside. So what about our tax dollars provided in the bailout?

GM CEO Says Bankruptcy 'Probable' - washingtonpost.com

 

‘Them v. Us’ Homeland Security ‘Assessment’

A volatile “assessment” of so-called “Rightwing Extremism” by the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is an insult to political conservatives, military veterans and American gun owners, and demands an immediate apology, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

CCRKBA Condemns ‘Them v. Us’ Homeland Security ‘Assessment’

 

Foreclosures Jump 24 Percent in Q1

The recession is taking its toll on homeowners as the number of foreclosures grows 24 percent in the first three months of this year.

Money - AOL Money & Finance

 

Unemployment soars to record 6.02 million

Although initial jobless claims fall, continuing unemployment claims hit a record 6.02 million, according to the Labor Department. The continuing unemployment numbers indicate a severe recession and high levels of stress in the labor market.

Unemployment soars to record 6.02 million

 

Major Mall Operator Files Chapter 11

Unable to refinance the ballooning debt it acquired during the real estate boom, General Growth Properties Inc., the nation's second-largest mall operator, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

As General Growth goes into Chapter 11, banks sweat

 

Analyst warns eligibility could become flashpoint

A security analyst who provides intelligence information to a wide range of law enforcement, private corporation and security interests has written in a publicly released "white paper" that the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president could become a "flashpoint" in the United States.

Analyst warns eligibility could become flashpoint

 

Pelosi Calls For Gun Registration, Opposes D.C. Gun Reform Legislation

Pelosi also used the word "draconian" to describe legislation before Congress to reform D.C.'s gun laws.  Apparently referring to the provision of that legislation that would permit residents of D.C. to buy handguns in Maryland and Virginia, Pelosi added, "we don't want them crossing state lines." 

NRA-ILA :: Pelosi Calls For Gun Registration,<br>Opposes D.C. Gun Reform Legislation

 

Conservative vs. Republican

Washington pollster Kellyanne Conway found in recent surveys that far more people identified themselves as conservatives than as Republicans.

Down and out GOP struggles for focus | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

 

Treasury launches $5-billion program for auto suppliers

While the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday launched its $5-billion program for the auto parts industry, which starts relieving suppliers next week, the industry's leading supplier association continues to look for more ways to help struggling auto parts makers.

Treasury launches $5-billion program for suppliers | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

 

Are shovel-ready projects ready for corruption?

With so much money being injected into the economy, the opportunities for waste, fraud and abuse are vast. Whistleblowers are going to be essential to rooting out corruption — these honest and courageous individuals will be on the front line — the eyes and ears of American taxpayers.

Are shovel-ready projects ready for corruption? | Worthington Daily Globe | Worthington, Minnesota

 

Cutting Defense

Heritage defense policy expert James Carafano believes that Congress is shirking its Constitutional duty to "provide for the common defense" by arbitrarily cutting and restricting defense programs that are designed to assure the long-term security of the nation.

MyHeritage.org: Email - MyHeritage.org: Cutting defense

 

A Government Takeover Plan

The misnamed Employee Free Choice Act does more than effectively eliminate workers' rights to a secret ballot vote on joining a union. It gives government officials the power to impose contracts on workers and firms.
A government takeover plan -- baltimoresun.com

 

Card Check Will Cost 600,000 Jobs

It's hard to believe, but some politicians are still introducing bills that would devastate our economy and kill even more jobs.
American Solutions - Blog Read

 

Report: UN Squandering U.S. Funds on Bad Projects

And here’s news that will certainly strengthen their doubts: two U.N. agencies spent millions of dollars provided by the U.S. on bungled building projects in Afghanistan.

Newsmax.com - Report: UN Squandering U.S. Funds on Bad Projects

 

Swiss Bank UBS to Cut 8,700 Jobs

UBS has been one of the biggest banks hit by exposure to the sub-prime loans crisis in the US and ensuing turmoil.

BBC NEWS | Business | Swiss bank UBS to cut 8,700 jobs

 

Disclosing Bank “Stress Test” Numbers: Good Way To Cause Panic

Once Wall St. perceives some of the firms as being significantly troubled, the sell-offs in their stocks will be rapid and damaging. Low share prices will mean more dilution when capital has to be raised. The US banking system will be broken into two pieces.

Disclosing Bank “Stress Test” Numbers: Good Way To Cause Panic - 24/7 Wall Street

 

Yahoo! plans layoffs, a sign of ad weakness

Word has leaked out the the portal company will fire several hundred more people on top of the 2,000 or more that it pushed out last year. The news is a clear indication that Yahoo!'s revenue in the first quarter was bad and that it expects upcoming quarters to be tough.

Yahoo! plans layoffs, a sign of ad weakness

 

Fannie and Freddie likely to merge, but as public or private entity?

Regulators seized Fannie and Freddie in September amid a rise in mortgage delinquencies that led to a combined net loss of $108.8 billion last year at the companies, the largest sources of financing for new U.S. home loans. The Treasury Department has injected $59.8 billion in emergency funds into the companies, including $46 billion issued two weeks ago.

Fannie, Freddie Face Pressure to Revamp as U.S. Aid Increases - Bloomberg.com#

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Movies - Suggested Viewing:

 

A Crude Awakening (2006)

Produced by award-winning filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, this documentary examines the world's dependency on oil and the impending chaos that's sure to follow when the resource is depleted. Straight from the headlines, this hot-button topic may represent the world's most dire crisis. Through expert interviews, the film spells out in startling detail the challenge we all face and underscores our desperate need for alternative energy.

 

John Adams(2008) NR
Paul Giamatti stars in this sweeping Emmy and Golden Globe winner for Best Miniseries that chronicles the astonishing life of founding father John Adams: revolutionary leader, America's first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes Abigail Adams (Laura Linney), George Washington (David Morse), Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane), Benjamin Franklin (Tom Wilkinson) and many more. 

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media(1993) NR
Funny and provocative, this 1992 documentary explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, a world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. Chomsky illustrates how the media tacitly manipulates public opinion to further the agendas of the powerful. A compelling examination of the suppression of news about the U.S.-supported Indonesian invasion and subjugation of East Timor brings home the point. 

 

Why We Fight (2005)
Filmed during the Iraq War, this documentary dissects America's military machine with a keen eye to answering the question: Why does America engage in war? Through personal stories of soldiers, government officials, scholars, journalists and innocent victims, the film examines the political and economic interests and ideological factors, past and present, behind American militarism. Winner of the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Award.
 

 

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The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry

The conflict started with a long-simmering dispute over a narrow wedge of land called the Toledo Strip. Early maps were famously imprecise, adding to the uncertainty of the true boundary between the states. When Ohio claimed to the mouth of the Maumee River, land that according to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 fell in the territory of Michigan, the "Toledo War" began.

 

Liberal Fascism

What really distinguished fascists from other mainstream movements of the time were proud, "principled" -- as they saw it -- violence and authoritarianism. Fascists took their model of governance from their experience as soldiers and officers in World War I. They believed that disciplined violence, military comradeship and obedience to leaders could solve society's problems.

 

The Creature from Jekyll Island

The secret meeting  on Jekyll Island in Georgia at which the Federal Reserve was conceived and the birth of the banking cartel to protect it’s members from competition was formed. The strategy of how to convince Congress and the public that this cartel was an agency of the United States Government for which it is not!

 

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