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'food for thought' ...

... for anyone considering expatriating to another country - such as: Costa Rica, Panama, Belize or other 3rd world country!

For your inner geek, you can view the entire data here: 2014 Index of Economic Freedom

somebodyswatchingme.GIFLike Joseph Heller said in Catch-22; "Just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you!"

I mean really!

News breaks that the IRS is targeting 'Conservative' groups applying for tax-exempt status with extra inquiry - including additional (burdensome) questionnaires,  (improper nee illegal)requests for donor lists and even possible denial of exemption!

Over the weekend it slips out that 'taxpayers (I guess those on welfare need not worry) must start reporting Heath ID info to the IRS starting in 2014!
Hidden in the proposed immigration bill is a biometric database of all adult Americans!

[And for this conversation, let us forgo the implications of the grand design behind the truncating of Second Amendment rights...]


Once all of these oversight  surveillance mechanisms are in place, it is a short distance to only allowing those "in the party" to have advantaged taxed exempt status, heath-care or even a job!

For a little lagniappe here are some of the Lyrics to the Rockwell Song Somebody's Watching Me

I'm just an average man with an average life
I work from 9 to 5, hey, hell I pay the price
All I want is to be left alone in my average home
But why do I always feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone and

I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
And I have no privacy
Oh, oh, oh, I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
Tell me is it just a dream

When I come home at night
I bolt the door real tight
People call me on the phone I'm trying to avoid
Well, can the people on TV see me or am I just paranoid

When I'm in the shower, I'm afraid to wash my hair
'Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there
People say I'm crazy, just a little touched
But maybe showers remind me of Psycho too much, that's why

I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
And I have no privacy
Oh, oh, oh, I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
Who's playin' tricks on me

[Who's watching me] I don't know anymore are the neighbors watching me
[Who's watching] Well, is the mailman watching me
[Tell me who's watching]
And I don't feel safe anymore, oh, what a mess
I wonder who's watching me now [Who] the IRS

I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
And I have no privacy
Oh, oh, oh, I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
Tell me is it just a dream

I always feel like somebody's watchin' me, ee, hee, hee
And I have no privacy
Oh, oh, oh, I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
Who's playin' tricks on me


In his new book, "Barack Obama:  The Story," Obama biographer and supporter, David Maraniss, comes up with 39 lies (or lapses of integrity if you want to be polite) that Barack Obama tells in his book, "Dreams From My Father."


Could there be a #40 lurking somewhere behind the scenes waiting to expose the liar-in-chief executive for what he truly is?


The "Birthers" have been hard at work ever since Barack Obama was elected trying to prove that he isn't a natural born American.  I've never bought into the whole birther movement, mainly because I thought it was nothing but a distraction from the damage the Messiah was wreaking upon our nation and I knew it would never be proven anyway.  So what was the point of making all the noise?


Then came the Photoshopped birth certificate.  Now, I'm not a tech savvy computer user, but, even to me it was obvious that the birth certificate was forged.  I kept asking myself why.  Over and over again, I asked why would they put out such a blatantly doctored form.  Whomever did the editing must have be smart enough to know that if he was capable of forging the document, someone would be capable of proving that it was a forgery.  Of course, in short order, came the video that showed exactly how the forgery was done.


So again, I asked why. 


Now maybe I've hit the mother of all cover-ups:  Maybe Barack Hussein Obama was not born in Hawaii; at least no one by that name was.  Could our president have taken his Kenyan father's name as a way of giving himself an exotic history that could be used to his political advantage?  Don't forget, his former literary agency wrote in his book bio that he was born in Kenya.  Again, why?


We know that when living in Indonesia, his name was Barry Soetero.  Could his real birth certificate have the name Barry Dunham, or Barry Davis (there is speculation that his real father was the American Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis,) or Barry anything but Obama on it and that's why it won't be released?  We also cannot see his school records.  In his records, could his name not be Barack Hussein Obama, but Barry Whatever?  Maybe that's what the cover-up is really about.  President Obama's made up history?  Another lie?  I'm just asking.  

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(hat-tip: Jeanne R.)

When Dear Leader Reader compares the #OWS to the Tea Party Movement - he is obviously trying to legitimate and mainstream their ideas. So who else are supporters?

Communist Party USA, American Nazi Party, Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran,  The government of North Korea, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Revolutionary Communist Party, Hugo Chavez, Revolutionary Guards of Iran, Black Panthers (original), Socialist Party USA, US Border Guard, Industrial Workers of the World, CAIR, Nancy Pelosi, Communist Party of China, Hezbollah, 9/, International Bolshevik Tendency, White Revolution, International Socialist Organization, PressTV (Iranian government outlet), Marxist Student Union, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, ANSWER, Party for Socialism and Liberation...
Just think how different our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights would be if any of the above groups had help draft them? For that matter, think how much different (for the worse) the course of human history would be if Communists, Socialists,Nazis, Hezbollah had been the founders of our Republic!

As I blogged tried to warn my fellow Americans - a couple of years ago - in Our winter of Discontent post, Dear Leader Reader  had much help from overseas including call centers in Palestine - yes the Gaza Strip - during his 2008 campaign.


Moreover, others (like the Washington Post) have documented :

"... The then Sen. Obama's [2008] presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited.

The problem with such cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions

So now we have Dear Reader -er, the Artful Dodger himself accusing the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of accepting foreign money and using it to sway the election. Aside from the ridiculousness of the claim, There is nothing like the Pot call the Kettle Black.

The real reason the Chamber of Commerce doesn't want to release the names of it's donors is to protect them from some  fresh manner of hell reigned down from the unholy cabal of the Executive branch, SEIU, ACORN,  thugs sent at the behest of the Tides Foundation and just plain old willing dupes - who may show up to "protest" your contribution - in your front-yard, on your front porch  when your not home and scare the crap out of your kids or parents!

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Not that long ago, when we thought Animal Farm was just fiction, we read:


Now we know - it not fiction. Now we know that one man/woman one vote - Not so much! Indeed, some are more equal voters than others! Just how much more equal and why - that's the question that would make our founders turn over in their graves!

As published in the Washington Post

The court-ordered election that allowed residents of one New York town to flip the lever six times for one candidate - and produced a Hispanic winner - could expand to other towns
 ..."   Read the entire article at the Washington Post

And for those of you not particularly worried about the 2010 Census and all the brouhaha over statistical sampling - where they guess, rather than actually go out to see who is really there - should get ready for more voter machinations - if not out right voter fraud. Oh yea, we should also get used to having your vote count 1/6 as much as other voters. Unbelievable!
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We are at 50+ days and counting since the explosion of a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and we still haven't just plugged the "damn hole."  The destruction of our coastal environs is an unmitigated disaster, not only for the southern states directly affected, but for our whole nation.

Now our Dear Leader has announced that we will have a moratorium on drilling in water deeper than 500 feet.  Secretary of the Interior Salazar's May 27 report to BHO said a panel of seven experts "peer reviewed" his recommendations, which included a moratorium on all ongoing drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet.  Now we find out the the peer reviewers and others who contributed to the report said that they only reviewed an earlier version that wanted a moratorium on new drilling in waters deeper than 1,000 feet.

In a joint letter written by the panelists to various politicians, they stated: 

"We broadly agree with the detailed recommendations in the report and compliment the Department of Interior for its efforts.  However, WE DO NOT AGREE WITH THE SIX MONTH BLANKET MORATORIUM ON FLOATING DRILLING.  A moratorium was added AFTER THE FINAL REVIEW and was never agreed to by the contributors.  A blanket moratorium is not the answer.  It will not measurably reduce risk further and it will have a lasting impact on the nation's economy which may be greater than that of the oil spill.  We do not believe punishing the innocent is the right thing to do."

According to Minerals Management Service, a division of the U.S. Interior Department, 33 deep-water drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico must halt operations and not issue new permits under the Obama administration's moratorium.
According to state estimates, the oil industry employs roughly 58,000 workers in Louisiana; and its total of 260,000 oil-related jobs accounts for roughly 17 percent -- one of every six jobs in the state.

Now call me crazy, (I've certainly been called worse) but doesn't it seem odd that we have shut down 33 oil production facilities that supply almost 20% of our nation's oil and provide employment for almost 20% of Louisiana's population?  How are we going to replace that oil?  The more important question is:  will we?  And how will we replace the jobs?  Or can we?

We have a president who on many occasions has publicly stated his intent to move the United States away from fossil fuels; no matter the cost.  Did this crisis give him the fuel (no pun intended) that will propel his agenda more quickly than he had planned?  In his report, Secretary Salazar blatantly lied about the reviewers recommendations.  Why, you may be so bold to ask?  Well, obviously the truth didn't fit the agenda.

When BHO was running for president, he said he would have the most transparent administration in history.  A lot of Conservatives have taken him to task over that and have said that he has done just the opposite.  Well, I hate to be disagreeable, but I say nay, nay. 

Mr. President, when you ignore a massive oil spill for almost two months while you attend parties and concerts and play golf; when you ignore governors' of affected states pleas for assistance; when you do not seek advice from experts who offer their services; when you turn away offers of assistance from countries with the expertise we need, and when you use this crisis as an excuse to create another massive government program which will increase the cost of energy to consumers exponentially through onerous taxation, then I think you are transparent.  In fact, I can see right through you.  And I don't like what I see. 

What I see is a man who has no love for his country; a man who is vapid and narcissistic, and a man who is detached from the people he is supposed to serve.

I'm sure you'll keep looking for more crises that you can't let go to waste.  But remember this, with each crisis, you become more transparent. 

And for America, that's a "damn" good thing. 


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Administrations attempt to stifle dissent about Global Warming is criminal.

The Cap and Trade bill is about aggrandizing  the envio-crony crowd at the expense of the taxpayer.

Last Wednesday evening Inspector General Gerald Wilpin was unexpectedly and unceremoniously let go by the Obama administration.  He received a phone call from the White House Counsel's office telling him he had one hour to either resign or be fired.  He refused to resign.  The next day, his head was handed to him.  And not on a silver platter.

IG Walpin was the inspector general for the AmeriCorps program.  This is the national service program that just got its budget trebled and received $5.7 billion a couple of months ago.  His job is to investigate allegations of stolen money, misspent money, fraud, and other nefarious activities associated with misappropriation of public funds.

Because they often step on some political appointee's or elected official's toes, Congress has given them special protections.  There was a law passed in 2008 that said, if the president wants to fire an IG, he has to give Congress 30 days and show cause for the firing

One of the co-sponsors was none other than then-Senator Barack H. Obama.  Ah, it's so easy to be anti-corruption when you're not the one corrupting.

What got Mr. Walpin in trouble it seems, was that he went after the wrong guy.  Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and current mayor of Sacramento, California, at one time headed a non-profit group for children called St. Hope. He was accused of misusing thousands of dollars in federal AmeriCorps grant funds.  Mayor Johnson also was a big supporter of and contributor to President Obama.  Mayor Johnson also made millions of dollars as a professional basketball player.  Did he really need to use taxpayer money for his own personal affairs?  Is he really that cheap?

The subsequent investigation by IG Walpin confirmed the allegations.  Mr. Johnson did indeed use federal funds for personal uses.  The report didn't quite please the administration so it seemed action was necessary and they took it.

Now, just in case you think IG Walpin is a Republican hack, I'd like to point out that he prosecuted Roy Cohn (one of Senator Joe McCarthy's bulldogs) and was the person responsible for the indictments against Richard Nixon's cabinet members John Mitchell and Maurice Stans.  So it would be hard to label him as a "vindictive right-wing nut case."

No reason has yet been given for firing Mr. Walpin, but a concerted smear campaign against this dedicated public servant is now being given exposure by an ever-accomodating mainstream media.  They actually have accused him of senility because of his age (he's in his 70s.)  By the way, Teddy (The Swimmer) Kennedy is 78 and Robert KKK Byrd is in his 80s.  Maybe we should fire them.  Dare we hope?

Clearly, our Dear Leader is afraid of IG Walpin.  If he lets him get away with this, other Inspectors General may start looking into other people in the Obama circle of friends.  Maybe some would be a little too close to the president.  Maybe we would find out some things about the new messiah that he doesn't want us to know.

And we can't have the truth about him coming out him, now can we?  

That would just spoil everything.  Maybe even create a crisis that we couldn't let go to waste.  

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