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While Sec. Sebilius was in the process of testifying before congress the infamous gateway into the world of healthcare panacea was down.
How embarrassing!!! This was put in front of her while she was testifying at 11:56 EDT Oct 30th in Congress!!
This is the same message you will receive at some point while trying to find the most basic information:
THREE YEARS TO MAKE A WEBSITE and we get a trainwreck ! THIS DOES NOT INSTILL CONFIDENCE in Washington controlled programs that are to now affect how we receive healthcare. All in the name of redistribution of wealth on the not so subtle Democratic Socialist Agenda.
TO MY LIBERTARIAN FRIENDS !!!! Is there any more blatent example of why BIG GOVERNMENT is not a solution to our domestic needs! She was questioned this morning as to whether or not she had a back up plan IF IN FACT not enough healthy young people sign up for a plan that they don’t feel they need. She had no answer… except to say they would be “encouraged ” to sign up. ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP…? What does that mean? How will that encouragement be implemented? Higher penalties? Criminal action? Will we now need a new Depart of of Health Care Enforcement to be created by Big Brother? Moderate Democrats that drank the cool aid still have time to come to their senses and vote out these leftist ideologues from the Senate and House.
Finally — Any pretense that the individual will have choice is bogus. This situation comes from the party that expounds to be PRO CHOICE. What hypocrisy. Not only is this program a TAX but its a tax of the most insidious kind. It sets the stage for the rationalization of MASSIVE government regulation over individual liberty. Everything we eat, drink and even do will look to be controlled!!! All in the name of reducing health care costs….. Read 1984 and Brave New World…. its unfolding before your eyes Democrats and YOU are enabling it! INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS WILL MOST CERTAINLY BE SOUGHT TO BE CONTROLLED MORE AND MORE BY THE NANNY STATE! The Affordable Care Act has in fact set this ugly future in motion as it suits the Socialist agenda perfectly! Moderate Democrats have a chance to wake up and align with Moderate Republicans under a LIBERTARIAN banner. Our personal freedoms are at stake…
In the latest polling regarding the use of military retaliation by the U.S. unilaterally against Syria for chemical weapons use: The vast majority of Americas see the conflict there as a NO WIN situation, and while terrible to witness, like all civil wars, we should stay out of it and stop being the world’s self appointed policeman on this mostly US internal political issue thanks to the President’sability to paint himself into a political corner at home. The vast majority of Americans feel that while the use of chemical weapons, or any WMD, is horrific and immoral in any form, U.S. intervention alone without the full international support and the support of Russia especially is only more likely to make the instability in the Middle East. Russia is Syria’s ally. Russia needs to be held accountable for controlling the regime in Damascus NOT the U.S.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an old saying on the battle field going back to the Art of War by Sun Zhu. There are many others examples in the Middle East where we should supporting the lesser of two evils while working diplomatically to turn the lesser evil into a better world citizen. The world deplores internal civil wars and the killing of innocent people REGARDLESS of the type of weapons used to do the killing. If the Syrian Air Force had carpet bombed that town killing even more, wiping it out, would the world applaud? Is it ok to slaughter 10,000 or by conventional weapons? Should we intervene in every civil war that breaks out in the world? In fact the U.S. should find common ground with Russia and China to give THEM cover to intervene! The U.S. needs to keep out of this unless U.S. security or harm to its people is directly threatened – for example if WMD were about to fall in the hands of radical Islamic extremists sworn to use it against the U.S. and its allies. Its hard to see how this is accomplished by a politically motivated cruise missile strike against targets that are now already hardened or contain hundreds of “human shields” just of the “principle of it” weeks and weeks after the event occurred. This detached “punitive action” which should come from the parent (Russia / China) and not an stranger can only end badly. Think about it… Who should be responsible for punishing the actions of Syria against its own people? Russia or the U.S.? Its not our child.
Once again the ideology of this President that the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government knows what’s good for everyone, both internally and externally of its borders, has to come to a stop. Libertarians in the U.S. need to raise their voices more loudly and the Republican Party needs to embrace more strongly LIBERTARIAN PRINCIPLES.
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Gas weapons in the hands of radical Islamic extremists is a far greater threat to the security of the U.S. and other nations, Russia included, than those same weapons in the hands of the Syrian military. Iraq is a case in point. At least the former dictator did not tolerate Islamic extremism and fought tooth and nail against our greatest threat to world peace and instability. Iran. We have that specter now in Egypt and Libya and even possibly Iraq not to mention Afghanistan. The internal factional conflicts within Islam historically between Sunni and Shia and other historical divisions between the peoples in the Middle East is not our responsibility to solve through our prism of the world. As I recall, even in WWII we did not go it alone! This is also NOT a police action where American lives or assets were being threatened.
Strikes like the one contemplated to somehow “punish” Asad because of an imaginary “Red Line” will only make the region more insecure with potentially the loss of many more lives. we are playing right into the hands of Iran who is just waiting for an excuse to kill Jews. This action could well be the match that lights that explosive tinder box. Why? Because of the ego of one man in the White House? Again… it should be Russia and China’s responsibility to reign in the Assad regime and sanction them for using WMD via the U.N. or themselves unilaterally. Not the U.S. We have no history and understanding of what is really going on there. It will only cause an escalation of conflict as the Isrealis fully understand and they themselves intend to capitalize on for self preservation.
Man is perhaps one step closer at understanding the nature of the universe in a super sophisticated research facility on the Swiss / French border – perhaps in a few weeks! What if Science does actually “prove” the existence of a single “force or power” that is the basis for countless human references to a “God” or “gods(s)” or the concept of a central creator to explain why we are here and aware of ourselves? We are in fact matter that is aware of itself which has evolved the “intelligence” to do this investigation which has developed over time and space on our corner of the universe. If we can discover this surely other species in the universe may in fact have reached that same discovery in their evolution. Such a discovery would link our understanding of the universe in a cosmic mutual history as the search for physical truth should lead all scientific paths ( wherever it occurred in the universe) to the existence of this very same “god particle”…. Now think about this… What other implications might this have? Can we finally link Science and Religion? The final bridge of understanding that removes the last vestiges of religious conflict? Who knows…?
We wonder if all the money and effort put forth to understanding the physical universe, and its basic underlying indisputable truth, is just another form of “prayer” just based in “science” and is actually no different than the “prayer” common to all the cultures of the past ( and perhaps on other worlds) that made an effort to pay homage and seek a communication with a creator they could not see but intuitively believe is present in this world right along side us to explain their own existence?? Hmm… for particle physics this is a BIG DEAL in that it may prove that in fact there is SOMETHING that is responsible for creating the universe… it did not come out of nothing. Where these particles come from and how they came to be will sound very much like a religious claim. I would expect the explanation to be postulated: “It was always there and always will be… without beginning or end” …the underlying essence of everything? So now what ? We are still killing each other on this planet !! — ZZB
GENEVA — Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought “God particle” answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.
But after decades of work and billions of dollars spent, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say they aren’t quite ready to say they’ve “discovered” the particle.
Instead, experts familiar with the research at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border say that the massive data they have obtained will essentially show the footprint of the key particle known as the Higgs boson — all but proving it exists — but doesn’t allow them to say it has actually been glimpsed.
It appears to be a fine distinction. Senior CERN scientists say that the two independent teams of physicists who plan to present their work at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border on July 4 are about as close as you can get to a discovery without actually calling it one.
“I agree that any reasonable outside observer would say, ‘It looks like a discovery,’” British theoretical physicist John Ellis, a professor at King’s College London who has worked at CERN since the 1970s, told The Associated Press. “We’ve discovered something which is consistent with being a Higgs.” — AP NEWS via Washington Post >>> READ MORE !!
So just how many of you are surprised at this turn of events? Our Prediction: President Obama will have his hands full trying to contain Prime Minister Netenyahu from making a unilateral strike on Iran target sites before the election. Israel also knows that having Obama in the White House is not all that healthy for their country’s security. A strike in late summer early fall will also send oil and gas prices through the roof thus ensuring the defeat of President Obama at the polls while not only disrupting the Iranian’s “peaceful atomic energy program”. The White House must be on pins and needles about what steps the Israelis will now take with or without our support…
Talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over inspections of suspect nuclear sites broke down on Friday, deepening pessimism over the prospects of a negotiated settlement to the international impasse over Tehran’s nuclear aspirations.
Negotiations at the agency headquarters in Vienna were aimed at agreeing the framework for an IAEA investigation into whether Iran had a nuclear weapons programme in the past, something Tehran has denied. The break-down of the talks is likely to further damage the prospects for broader negotiations between Iran and six major powers due to resume in Moscow on 17 June, aimed at finding a compromise over the Iranian uranium enrichment programme and forestalling Israeli military action.
An IAEA statement after the talks expressed “disappointment” with Iranian negotiating tactics, saying the Tehran delegation “raised issues that we have already discussed and added new ones”. The statement said no date had been set for a follow-on meeting.
The failure of the talks is a personal blow to the authority of the IAEA director general, Yukiya Amano, who flew to Tehran to finalise an agreement and returned declaring the deal all but clinched.
At the heart of discussions was the IAEA inspectors’ wish to visit a military site at Parchin as a priority, in order to look into intelligence reports that a special metal chamber had been installed there in 2000 for testing high-explosive components of a nuclear warhead. READ MORE>>>
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Protect your religious liberty and freedom of conscience!
A recent edict by the US Department of Health & Human Services is “literally unconscionable.” It demands that sterilization, abortive drugs and contraception be included and mandated in all company health plans in the U.S. Including those of religious organizations! Conveniently this will go into effect in early 2013 — after the Presidential election under “Obama Care”. This mandate, which includes religious organizations who offer insurance to their employees, is an assault on religious beliefs being imposed upon a religion by the state. Hopefully it will be struck down by the Supreme Court sometime this year… but in the meantime in an unprecedented fashion, Roman Catholic bishops are fighting back with the help of the House of Representatives.
To correct the threats to religious liberty and rights of conscience posed by PPACA (Obama Care), the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act has been introduced in Congress (H.R. 1179, S. 1467). This measure will ensure that those who participate in the health care system “retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions.” It is more important than ever that Members of Congress be urged to co-sponsor this measure.
Read on to see and hear the thoughtful and articulate video response from one Catholic bishop in the U.S. that should make all of us open our eyes regardless of our faith – or non-faith… Continue reading
Charles Krathammer out did himself with this article pointing out the audacity of demogoguery that has been gushing forth from the anointed one’s lips recently. Hypocrisy and double standards not withstanding, it’s hard to avoid getting the distinct feeling that Obama’s speeches are delivered with the basic assumption that his audience is comprised of a bunch of simple minded idiots that will drink whatever flavor of kool-aid he has to offer us on any particular day. Charles Krathammer’s column is spot dead on with his latest observations…
“I’m going to do my part to lead a constructive and civil debate on these issues.”
— Barack Obama, speech on immigration, El Paso, May?10
Constructive and civil debate — like the one Obama initiated just four weeks ago on deficit reduction? The speech in which he accused the Republicans of abandoning families of autistic and Down syndrome kids? The debate in which Obama’s secretary of health and human services said that the Republican Medicare plan would make old folks “die sooner”?
In this same spirit of comity and mutual respect, Obama’s most recent invitation to civil discourse — on immigration — came just 11 minutes after he accused opponents of moving the goal posts on border enforcement. “Maybe they’ll need a moat,” he said sarcastically. “Maybe they want alligators in the moat.”
Nice touch. Looks like the Tucson truce — no demonization, no cross-hairs metaphors — is officially over. After all, the Republicans want to kill off the elderly, throw the disabled in the snow and watch alligators lunch on illegal immigrants.
The El Paso speech is notable not for breaking any new ground on immigration but for perfectly illustrating Obama’s political style: the professorial, almost therapeutic, invitation to civil discourse, wrapped around the basest of rhetorical devices — charges of malice compounded with accusations of bad faith. “They’ll never be satisfied,” said Obama about border control. “And I understand that. That’s politics.”
How understanding. The other side plays “politics,” Obama acts in the public interest. Their eyes are on poll numbers, political power, the next election; Obama’s rest fixedly on the little children.
This impugning of motives is an Obama constant. “They” play politics with deficit reduction, with government shutdowns, with health care. And now immigration. It is ironic that such a charge should be made in a speech that is nothing but politics. There is zero chance of any immigration legislation passing Congress in the next two years. El Paso was simply an attempt to gin up the Hispanic vote as part of an openly political two-city, three-event campaign swing in preparation for 2012.
Accordingly, the El Paso speech featured two other staples: the breathtaking invention and the statistical sleight of hand.
— credits… Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post
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