FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2010 12:01 AM Trivia tonight! 3 big hours. I've done my part by finding all sorts of questions, you do yours by calling in and playing tonight at 7 (PT)!
This may explain a lot: Xanax is the most prescribed drug in America. Here's the top 10 psychotropics. If you add up the numbers, even assuming multiple prescriptions to the same person, you're looking at a third of the population of all ages in America mentally medicated.
Is congress pushing to make Puerto Rico the 51st state. The house just passed this legislation.
Today's the day. The states have to tell the feds whether they'll participate in the high risk pools set forth in Obamacare. It doesn't look like many will. And this will tell you why.
Obama tells Wall Street, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." Might be reason to look at for a government job. You'll earn twice as much and get four times the benefits.
THURSDAY APRIL 29, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Did HHS and the Obama administration try to hide the report from Medicare outlining that the costs would be exponentially more than anticipated? Some HHS staffers said yes. Here are the details.
Speaking of hiding, the Obama Administration hides from reporters too. And some are pretty fed up. Especially the loud profane rear-chewings they get when a story isn't liked. So much for the most open administration. That line drew howls of laughter from that press corps when it was repeated by the Press Secretary Gibbs.
Too many soldier suicides at Ft. Campbell. The idea that the troops should just tough it out might not be the best advice. Also a bit unsettling how much these accounting students liked playing IRS thugs. Reads like indoctrination to me. Benedict Arlen Specter now says maybe he would have been more effective as a republican-- more effective at swaying fellow republicans to socialism, that is. I suggest he become effectively retired. Hopefully Pennsylvania democrats will help him out at that.
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have been acquired-- by the lenders. More and more key businesses are becoming property of the banks, which in turn are controlled by the government. Unsettling. Of course the future for newspapers is far from rosy. Down in readership again. Perhaps they should reconsider their liberal bias.
Here's a teacher who won't have to reconsider his career choice. Not after beating a student with a metal dumbbell while yelling, "DIe Die Die!" And perhaps the third of wives and 18% of men who said their pets were better listeners than their spouses might want to consider divorce. And now a different animal story: prisoners break out and avoid cops by masquerading as sheep. Speaking of prisoners, DNA frees this one-- after 18 years in jail for a murder he didn't commit. Croatian teen wakes from coma speaking fluent German.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 28, 2010 12:10 AM (PT) We talked with Del Staecker earlier. If you missed, you can catch the hour on the stream until tonight's live show or download it at MyStreamingServer.com His Chocolate Soup is a must read.
Good news, The Supreme Court won't restore funding to ACORN.
Here's a guy who has traveled the world's scariest airlines. Know what frightens him the most? A trip across America on a Greyhound Bus. Had nothing to do with the transportation and everything to do with the soulless nature of the riders. America, he says, is a sad and disconnected place. Scariest of all, he's right.
Oregon orders college to have zero tolerance for drugs. Made me think of what the feds will be able to order now that they're 100% controlling student loans. I had been worrying about how they'd co-erce the student body, but now I can see the real fear is in what they'll force upon the educators. They'll probably start with revising history and science. But they won't stop.
Doctors sterilizing Uzbek women without their knowledge-- and a lot of them. With their knowledge, China is ordering 10,000 women to be sterilized in the next four days. Yeah, days. Or else. Here's else.
Had a kid in the last couple decades? The government has your baby's DNA. That can lead to a number of things. None of them particularly good. Thing GMO foods are not a problem? Here's a story about sterility and death from GMO soy. And 91% of American soy is GMO.
Australia is investigating the parents. They should be looking at the flu vaccine. The 2 year old died directly after it. And she's not alone. And here's word of a study on H1N1 vaccines starting with the premise that there's nothing wrong with them at all. All that paralysis, death and other unexpected nightmare stuff is just coincidence.
If you want to talk about airport security, who better than the Israelis to discuss it. Their security expert says full body scanners are absolutely useless. Expensive too.
Libertarian photographer suing DHS. He's doing this for all of us. Just think of what the government will do to its citizens if they know they can't be photographed even in public while they're doing it.
Lillian Vernon is closing. Anyone in my age bracket probably ordered something from that mail order catalog. (Me, it was shoes.) Both the print and online edition going going, over 2000 jobs gone by next summer.
There's a fungus amongus. Particularly in the Pacific Northwest and it's deadly. How long can you go without sleep. Not as long as you can go without eating. Longest on record-- 11 days, a 17 year old in 1963 did that. Not sure why I'm talking about that other than my desperate need of a nap. I'll fulfill that now.
TUESDAY APRIL 27, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) It was good to talk with Brian Sussman earlier tonight. His Climategate is a must read in your ammo against global warming. If you missed the interview, it'll play continually until tonight's show, and will be available TFN at MyStreamingServer.com.
On a related note, the climate bill is postponed which is good under any circumstance, but in this case ironic as to the reason: republicans didn't want this settled so immigration could move on faster pace . Both concepts are truly awful.
Obama's not a socialist, says Ron Paul. He's a corporatist. But that's actually worse.
Worried that Google has a picture of your house? Then let me amp your fears all the way up: Google has the IP address of your internet connection and the MAC address of the computer you're using... and they think if you have nothing to hid you shouldn't complain. I hope you're screamin'! The Germans are.
Kids charged with racism? This story of a nine year old is over the top.
We'll talk to Del Staecker tonight. His "Chocolate Soup" is out and as I can attest, a terrific read. Click on it for a great price from Amazon.
MONDAY APRIL 26, 2010 7:30 PM (PT) We're talking with Brian Sussman right now. He's a television meteorologist of over two decades and the morning drive talk show host on San Francisco's KSFO AM 560. His outrage at the junk science behind global warming prompted him to write "Climategate." It's a great argument settler and a font of information you might not have on the matter that, while not affecting the weather, will affect your pocketbook and lifestyle. Pick up a copy from Amazon here.
SATURDAY APRIL 24, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia answers and Bumper Stumpers are up under Trivia and Music to your left.
Thanks for playing Friday Night Trivia-- and thanks for keeping it in the spirit of the contest by not surfing for answers online. I'm pretty crafty about asking unsearchable questions, but not always. The prizes aren't worth much. You're playing for the fun of it, and as a courtesy to the many commercial drivers who are listening while heading down the highways and others who don't have computer access, please rely on your own knowledge or lack of it. Thanks!
FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia tonight. Three big hours. Plan on calling at 7 PT. The Southern Poverty Law Center has a list of 40 people who are a threat to America. You've got to read this. Among them are elected officials, political candidates, journalists and former FBI & military members. It's a joke but a bad one when you realize that the government sees these, to put it most politely, biased individuals, as the go to group for information on which of us they should be watching.
Not that ADL is better. They think anyone writing cogently online about what's wrong with Obamacare is a potential terrorist. I know you won't believe that (no sane person would unless they're familiar with ADL-speak) so you better read this too.
What was the SEC doing when they should have been on to the financial shenanigans of banks and brokerages? Surfing porn. Not just one guy, 33-- 17 of which were upper level folks making over $222,000 a year. One lawyer filled up his hard drive and started storing DVDs in his file. Can you even imagine how many images you'd need to fill up a government sized hard drive. You figure he had to be doing this 8 hours a day. And you'd be right.
So now they admit it-- Obamacare will cost a lot more than previously thought. A report from economic experts at HHS says Obama is right-- he's insuring an extra 34 million Americans. He's absolutely wrong about what it will cost and he has nary a clue about the fall out from his Medicare cuts which won't stick, on that you can bet.
Ah, the joys of socialized medicine at the NHS. One 8 year old won't live to enjoy anything. The NHS refused to send an ambulance saying he wasn't sick enough. Previously they told his family he had swine flu, diagnosing him over the phone. Turns out he was diabetic and died undiagnosed with it.
Then there's a 14 year old who had her 3 brain tumors diagnosed after her father threw a fit at an NHS hospital and said he wasn't leaving until she got a CT scan. Unnecessary they said. He insisted. Loudly. When they saw the results they said, sorry. The surgeon told her she would have been dead in 48 hours if they didn't discover and remove the growths. Her prognosis: unknown.
Meanwhile back in the States... Most doctors feel their patients shouldn't have access to their radiological images. They think it will waste too much of their time when questions arise. Think I'm kidding? Here you go.
The Army formally charges Terry Lakin, the Lt. Col. who refused his orders on the grounds that he doesn't know if Obama is his commander in chief. A retired Army general says Lakin has a valid point and believes there will be discovery. We'll see.
Unemployment figures become personal when after 2 years and 200 job applications that amounted to nothing, a 21 year old college graduate kills herself. Here's the story.
You know that junior high/middle school years are the worst, don't you? Kids are mean to kids... but immolation? This boy was set on fire. A female in his class was stomped with steel toed boots to the point that she'll never be OK. Deerfield Beach, not known as a ghetto either.
Finally an answer to many nagging questions. Humans may have mated with Neanderthals way back when. Explains it all, really.
THURSDAY APRIL 22, 2010 4:00 AM (PT) The Obama administration has no trouble proving to you that their stimulus program really did create or save almost 3 million jobs. It's easy to do when you change the baseline numbers. Last January when Barry took over, the White House claimed there would be 133.9 million jobs in America without the stimulus. If his program saved 2.8 million jobs that would be 136.7... but right now we've actually got 129.7, or 4.2 million less with the stimulus than the Obama administration predicted we'd have without it. So what to do? It would be political suicide to admit it, so it would be understandable if this were not topic of public discussion. But that's not what happened. A report last week showed by golly we gained those 2.8 million jobs! It's easy to do when you change 133.9-- last years without stimulus figure into 126.9. Never mind those 7 million missing jobs, nobody will notice. That' s the insulting part-- that these morons think we wouldn't.
Obama thinks a VAT tax would be novel. Not the descriptor I'd use. McCain will say anything to get reelected. Mr. Immigration bill now says illegals intentionally cause auto accidents. No wonder a dog looked like she had the inside track on an election in Ontario. They've disqualified her. Some nonsense about discriminating against canines.
Think your health insurance company is keeping your medical records private? Or your bank, or employer or anyone who has ever owned a digital copier? Wait until you see what stays on them when they're sold to god knows who. This is alarming.
The RIAA and MPAA had the cajones to suggest that the government be in the business of continually monitoring all computer use and removing any unauthorized downloads. The only good thing about this is it's so over the top no one would buy it. But just that these folks think it is disturbing.
The ACTA (copyright treaty) is disturbing on all fronts. The US government won't release it to the public, but Eurpoe just did so here's the info. Now the camera crazy British admit they've been testing a system involving terrestrial pictures and satellite tracking. They can follow for miles to make sure you never exceeded the speed limit. Hopefully the Brits won't tolerate this.
Consumer mood unexpectedly worsens in April says the headline. Has it occurred to anyone that maybe, possibly April 15th might be a factor-- and that's hardly unexpected by any American.
The Icelandic volcano may cause more financial fall out for airlines world wide then 9-11,
The 2nd circuit has over ruled the judge who barred the congressional action that banned ACORN from public funding. Rep. Daniel Issa is right in urging the government to make sure that ban includes the countless entities ACORN now masquerades as being.
The mask is off Bertha Lewis, ACORN's chief organizer. The proud socialist thinks the tea parties are "a bowel movement." This lovely account tells you all you need to know about these despicable people
And if you were wondering, we now know the cause of earthquakes. An Iranian cleric has cleared that up: promiscuous women. Must be all those beds bouncing.
No surprise to me, high fructose corn syrup is linked to liver scarring. Equally expected, fluoride is worse than you thought. And the FDA is stopping an infant vaccine due to contamination. Problem? DNA from a pig virus.
Network Solutions hacked again. Couldn't happen to nicer people but it is a concern to see more and more reports of such attacks. Almost screams government protection-- the last thing we need. More on Google's old hack too.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21, 2010 5:00 AM (PT) Want an easy understanding of what Goldman Sachs allegedly did? Here you go. But the hard part is what it means. Actually it's easy to explain but difficult to swallow: the government wants to use this as a way to regulate derivatives and ultimately commodities. They're salivating to go after gold. Don't forget to check out Keri's BanksterReport.Blogspot.com for all the latest.
Want a real horror story. IBM is pushing it and Florida is the first state to want it. Predictive software so the state can determine what juveniles are likely to commit crimes and separate them out for re-education. The public doesn't seem concerned because the test group will be previous offenders. You wanna bet it won't be you in the future? This is unacceptable.
So are full body scanners at airports, and turns out the public is not as in favor of them as previously reported. The US Navy has restored internet access to Fox News. No word on why they pulled it and their blaming it on technical issues doesn't float. Latest genetic engineering scheme? Human genes in cows, goats & sheep. Be afraid very afraid.
The Supreme Court is mulling a case about whether employers have the right to snoop on employees communications via email, cell and such. There was warning and the employees in question are cops, so it sounds open and shut to me. But interestingly in the debate, the justices prove that they're techno-troglodytes.
Want real horror? Your kid is pricked by a hypodermic needle at school. You aren't told. When you finally are, they say it's a needle used for plants. 10 days later they admit it wasn't. They allow you to pick it up for testing but before you can get it their insurance company grabs it and won't let go. Them there those are the facts here.
Short 200,000 doctors? That's the prediction by 2020 for Obamacare.
TUESDAY APRIL 20, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Want to know more about Obamacare? Then look at the NHS in Great Britain. It's the model for his dream. But the reality is more like the woman who just lost her government coverage because she had the nerve to pay for a private doctor to treat her spinal pain. The government would have provided it-- in 5 months. But her suffering was so debilitating that she sought private care. It cost about $500 but the real price was losing her coverage. She had been on a waiting list to have a growth on her spine removed. Now she's been removed from the list. The problem is, we're talking cancer here. Even if she gets back on, she's at the end of the line and she'll be dead before it matters. The NHS defends their policy: If they jump the long line and pay for private care, they're out of there.
Have mental health problems? Take a pill. The NHS is cutting "talking therapies," you know, the kind that might take longer but have no side effects.
The story in suburban Philadelphia gets worse. The Lower Merion School District that gave laptops to all its students? Turns out that they not only spied on the kids at home without their knowledge as was reported previously, but they saved thousands of images of teens in their bedrooms-- and commented on them. Read this and this. Hopefully someone will go to jail before it's over.
Good to see Bayer on the line for contaminating farmers' crops with their GMO rice seed-- the one that isn't approved for human consumption. Hopefully this will stand up to appeal and set a precedent.
Questionable priorities: India has more cell phones than toilets.
GE filed 7,000 tax returns world wide-- and paid zero. Good for them. Now how about the US allow citizens to use the same accounting methods and deduction allowances as corporations?
Goldman Sachs investigated for fraud. Big time. And regardless of what the US does, the German government among other countries, is interested. Of course the price of gold is manipulated. The problem here is the government is itching to regulate it. Not good.
Think the Icelandic volcano is someone else's problem.? Might want to look back in history to what happened in 1783. It could very well be our problem and soon. Plane flight disruptions will be nothing if we have no crops this year.
Jasmine Jordan (Jazzy) has been training to be a runner in the 2012 Olympics but she's put that goal on hold in order to run across the country to highlight the plight of truckers without health insurance. It's personal to her. Find out more and how to donate to the cause at RunWithJazzy.com.
SATURDAY APRIL 17, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Bumper Stumpers and Trivia answers are up (under Music and Trivia to your left).
Have a good weekend. Talk to you Monday at 7 PT.
FRIDAY APRIL 16, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia tonight! 3 Big Hours! Start calling at 7 (PT) We talked with Walter Burien in the last half hour of last night's show. He confirms what I know-- Los Angeles, like every government entity is awash with cash they won't disclose. It's all part of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. You can read more about that on CAFR1.com but the point is-- it's bogus LA would be thinking about bankruptcy and unconscionable that they could wipe out their pension obligations. If anything is set in stone, it should be delivering on the promise that many workers toiled their life to receive. How many government employees have you met who labor in thankless bureaucracy specifically for that promised pension? And they think they can wipe them away? Sorry guys, come up with Plan B--- or just tell the truth.
You suspected, but now there's a study confirming it. Genetically modified crops cause liver and kidney damage.
Twittering are you? If you think those short missives are ever disappearing, forget about it. The Library of Congress is preserving them for ever and google is making them searchable. Are you sure you have something to say?
How ABC, CBS & NBC have dismissed and disparaged the Tea Party movement. No secret here.
The Supreme Court judges wants millions more spent on their personal security. They probably need it and that tells you everything you need to know about how Americans feel about their government. Meanwhile the Obamas earned $5.5 million last year-- but they feel your pain. Think it's better when you elect republicans? I have two words for you: Scott Brown.
THURSDAY APRIL 15, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Tax Day. Not much I can add to that, but if you missed it earlier, you can catch the two hours we spent with Tom Cryer from TruthAttack.org on the stream until tonight's show, or download it at your convenience from MyStreamingServer.com. Check out his OperationStopThief and hopefully get involved next year.
We talked about Nancy Bergeson. If you missed the story of this public defenders murder, read this and note the first comment. You decide for yourself whether her plan to investigate jury tampering by the government in this tax case was the rerason.
Almost 20% of Americans out of work so what does Obama do? Issues 1.13 million new green cards.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) If you missed the hour with Summer McStravick last night, you can catch it on the reply until tonight's show our download it from MyStreamingServer.com anytime. Don't forget, Summer's Flowdreaming show on Contact Talk Radio is now heard on Monday mornings, 9 AM.
Want proof that our elected officials never read the health care bill? Here it is: They unknowingly voted themselves out of any policy until 2014. They'll rectify that of course and that's what we need to watch. It's imperative their fix does not exempt them in the future from the health "exchanges" many of the rest of us will be forced into joining.
Bookmark Alert: You must, positively must, bookmark Keri's new blog at banksterreport.blogspot.com Keri's info knocks everyone out of the water including every paid researcher and pundit I've encountered. An absolute must read and I'm grateful for her efforts so I can remain terminally lazy!
TUESDAY APRIL 13, 2010 5:00 AM (PT) We'll talk with Marty From 5StarSoap in the first half hour, and we'll spend the 2nd hour with Summer McStravick tonight. Don't miss Summer's Flowdreaming on Contact Talk Radio and the Flow Mojo Show she does with her mom, Venus Andrecht on VibranceTV.
Good news: Ashtabula County Ohio embraces your right to carry. Bad news: They're suggesting it because they've laid off some much of the police force. They're down to one car. Road rage is bad. Worse when committed by a cop (in Oregon). But everyone is on their last nerve.
It was bound to happen: porno magazine for the blind. As far as I'm concerned, the price is obscene. But for those desirous of that special feeling, I have no idea if you'll get it here.
Here's a pundit who thinks Ron Paul is not a "legitmate" candidate and those attending rallies and vote for him in straw polls, are just zezlous interlopers. My My. Meanwhile, the rest of the country is gaining respect for Paul.
33 states have borrowed milliions, sometimes billions to fund unemployment checks. The fed will pass the extension but based on this, what if they didn't?
Taking any of those drugs that predate the FDA. You know, the ones that are natural and affordable. Well here's what happened to one of them. Now $5 a pill. Your medications could be next. Speaking of Medicine, is your doctor paid by a pharmaceutical company? You'll soon find out. Pfizer's already released their list. Everyone else will have to do it by 2013.
Now you can be sued for leaving negative feedback on eBay. This guy was.
SATURDAY APRIL 10, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia answers and Bumper Stumpers are up under Trivia and Music to your left.
If you missed me talking with Catherine Austin FItts or Larry Pratt this week, remember you can always download the interviews at MyStreamingServer.com if you didn't catch them live or on the replay stream that follows the show until the next live one.
Have a good weekend. Talk to you Monday.
FRIDAY APRIL 9, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia tonight. 3 big hours starting at 7 PT. Your role is to call!
Now, let me get this straight. Air Marshals stop an alleged shoe bomber on a United flight from DC to Denver. Jets scramble to accompany it to its destination. What would the next line in this story be? If its anything like every other story you've ever read remotely like it, it would be: the suspect was taken into custody. Not in the original ABC story which you won't easily find on line anymore-- because this guy has full diplomatic immunity. So what does that mean? It means the first story you'll see is no explosives found, it's a massive misunderstanding. The anecdotal stories from other passengers about the smoke they smelled ? The guy trying to light a cigarette in the restroom. Oh, in case you want the minute by minute coverage, it's here.
Now it may all be an innocent mix up, but had it been anyone without diplomatic immunity, the individual responsible for it would not see the light of day until everyone had a chance to investigate every orifice of his body, let alone every cranny in his mind. But it played out as it did, because there was absolutely nothing American officials could have done. The concept of Diplomatic Immunity has a solid foundation. But should we perhaps rethink who gets it and what it takes to qualify?
Does Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz think at all? Is she beyond stupid, or is it as I believe, she's beyond deceptive. I do not buy her explanation that you don't have to buy healthcare under the Obamacare bill. But for a good laugh, read her reasoning here.
Think government health care isn't cook-book one-size-fits-all medicine? Then explain why the guy exhibiting signs of breast cancer with a strong family history of the disease wasn't qualified by virtue of his gender alone to get the free mammograms available to women in his circumstance, or any circumstance, actually.
OK, by request: Where in the Obamacare bill does it allow them to chip you? First caveat: I believe the page numbers cited are from the original House bill but the wording is in the bill that passed too. Second caveat: You'll have to determine exactly what it means. Final Conclusion: That determining part is true for the whole bill-- it sets out a draconian framework that allows our government to later fill in all the blanks.
"Initial jobless claims increase unexpectedly." Who didn't expect that?
Think you have any privacy at all? Here's how what you buy tells data miners if you're likely to pay your bills, get divorced, or move-- for starters. When it comes to the internet, hopefully you know you have no online privacy. Now in the UK you have no online freedom.
Obama said his administration would be the most open. Here's someone on the inside saying it's exactly as it was with the Bush administration and Obama is fighting tooth and nail to make sure he continues to control what sensitive info congress gets to see.
The LA mayor is shutting down some services temporarily due to budget shortfalls. Of course he's only shutting down the ones that people will complain loudly about missing. If they were more hidden bureaucratic issues, you wouldn't be willing to let him stab you in the back with a tax increase.
Read about what's worrying the census bureau. Pay close attention to the document that says "some loss of confidential data is bound to occur." Interesting they didn't mention that on the census form they mailed to you. The one that guarantees your privacy. They can't guarantee anything.
They've solved the massive pot hole crisis in Spain. They're painting them yellow so you'll see them before your car is engulfed in one.
Study: Sunscreens may be toxic when eaten. And exactly why is this a problem? Who pays for this research anyway?
Nice to see third parties like the Libertarian and Constitutional, supporting liberty when they find it among the big players. They won't run a candidate opposing Rand Paul in Kentucky.
Usually I bristle when other countries blame America for their ills. This time Canadian gun control advocates are blaming the US for fomenting dissent against the oppressive gun registry there-- the one that spent over $2 billion in tax dollars and got less than 50% compliance. I'm honored to be part of undoing that, but truth be known, Canadians are doing it on their own-- and the 1995 law should be overturned this year. Then criminals wanting to steal your guns will have to do more than hack into a database that tells them where they are.
While we're on the subject of Canada, here's a healthcare horror whereby a Canadian was told it would be over a three year wait for the minor surgery to correct the problem that was diagnosed after wading through long waiting lines-- the one that rendered him unable to walk. When he found out that with a wait that long his condition would be permanent, he scraped up the funds and came to America. Instant relief. End of problem. What will Canadians do after Obamacare is fully implemented? What will we do?
Americans aren't sure. Many of them are confused as they jam phone lines of insurers asking for their free policies. They aren't taking it well when they find out there are no free policies, at least not yet, and in reality not ever. Meanwhile, five more states join Florida's attempt to stop the implementation of the horrific health care scheme altogether. At least Obamacare benefits someone-- outsourcing companies from India.
Imagine being in a minor traffic accident when an onlooker calls 9-11. You're not injured, your vehicle is fine and up shows the fire truck. They see there's no problem and drive away. Then you get a bill for $200. You didn't call, you didn't use and you have absolutely no recourse but to pay it or see your credit score obliterated. Can you say "Extortion"?
Obama's talking about new taxes for national broadband. Of course he's got to get over that horrible Comcast decision yesterday. Almost makes it seem like a good thing. Almost. Even facing taxes, nothing is good about losing net neutrality. Meanwhile Rupert Murdock is hell bent on you paying to see his online content. Here's his latest plan. Germans are up in arms over what we should be decrying as well. Your facebook info is not your own. They have the right to give it or sell it to third parties without your permission or knowledge. That's the price of your free webspace.
Man in Alaska feeds bears outside his cabin. Now he's facing an over $70,000 fine and worse. And the bears are hungry. Maybe he can point them toward the bureaucrats that charged him.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2010 5:00 AM (PT) We spoke with Catherine Austin Fitts in the first hour last night. She's not only an informed voice of reason in the mess we call America, but she walks her talk. Check out her solari.com website.
Very sorry to see Net Neutrality struck down by the DC Court of Appeals. Conservatives celebrate it as a marketplace decision but it's anything but that. While I don't trust the Obama administration's motives on anything, I'm with them on this. Comcast wants to be able to differentiate in what traffic they allow across their broadband, or at what speed they allow it. They want to differentiate between one website or another, based on their business model. I'd have absolutely no problem with this if it were the case that you had multiple broadband providers from which to choose. But you don't. In many areas, it's they more else. And that's true with all providers. They have every right to charge by how much bandwidth you use, but to allow them to differentiate in how you use it will grossly threaten the character of the internet. Do you think Amazon, eBay or countless other sites could have grown as they did if internet service providers were able to provide an information superhighway for their own partners and a dirt road for the newcomers or those with whom they're not associated?
Hopefully these aren't the bureaucrats who will administer your health care. A guy was a penny short on the full payment for his traffic ticket. A warrant was issued for his arrest. In order to pay it, he ha to get a local television station involved. The first thing the tv reporter was told is they wouldn't arrest him. Then they saw the warrant. The next thing they said was they'd take his payment. So the guy gets down there with his penny and the first question he's asked: Would you like a payment plan? You won't believe it if you don't read it, so here you go.
Check out this Youtube effort. "You Picked A Fine Time To Lead Us, Barack." Good stuff.
Advice: If taking a loved one on a plane, check his vitals before you get to the gate. These women swear they didn't know the old man was dead. They're being accused of trying to take a corpse aboard. Latest proposed tax? Salt. The kind you eat, not spread on the roads-- though that's been outlawed for other nonsensical reasons in many areas.
Canadian dollar now on par with the US. Unemployment benefits expire for thousands. But probably not for long. The Fed says the "recovery" may lose steam. This is not news. Office vacancies are high. That's not news either. The IRS is targeting high wealth individuals. I can see the form now. How much money do you have? Mail it to us. Meanwhile for the rest of us, the IRS is looking forward to seizing our refunds if we don't have approved health insurance in the future. That's because they can't seize anything else.
TUESDAY APRIL 6, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) I don't usually dwell on who is next to challenge Obama's eligibility based on his citizenship, but this case is quite interesting. Not only is Lt. Col. Terry Lakin a high ranking officer who is charged with the medical care for the Army Chief Staff General and his pilots and crew, but it's inferred he's refusing orders to be deployed due to the question of Obama's legitimacy as commanding officer in part because-- those higher up the chain of command thought it was a good idea. If that's true, that's huge. That implies the military harbors secret doubts and you can look at world history to see where that leads. Fascinating. The military is unofficially suggesting a brain scan and medical evaluation. Hmm.
There are five overlooked words in Obamacare that are scaring the hell out of a number of states. With them, the definition of medical assistance is changed and that makes them liable not only for covering the cost of care, but making sure any medicaid recipient actually gets that care. The financial implications are large. --As are the financial implications to corporations throughout the bill. What previously was a reasonable benefit just became out of the question because of its reclassification as a non-deductible expense. Gotta wonder whether the pushers of this bill understood that some of these "cost saving measures" would lead to more people on the public dole because companies couldn't absorb them?
Along those same lines, meant to mention a few weeks ago the announcement that for the first time in over 20 years, Social Security will take in less than it will pay out. What that really means, besides the obvious, is that the millions taken in beyond what was paid out will not longer be available to cover federal expenditures. That means the overall deficit just got larger.
While Janet Napolitano was telling you that the airport scanners couldn't save images, the department she heads was telling a congressman they could. Oops.
Big oops in Great Britain where the police are secretly photographing and saving images of drivers, their front seat passengers and their cars' license plates. Originally it was traffic control in 2003. Then it was terrorism in 2006. Now it's searching an 80 year old guy because his car was previously parked on a street where a demonstration was taking place. Maybe there are more reasons for high earning Londoners to leave the country than the newly established 50% income tax rate-- not that that isn't enough on the face of it.
So we've spent a fortune on the census-- particularly convicing Latinos to return the forms. Well all that talk about boycotts and such turns out to be bogus. 9 out of 10 Latinos plan to return the forms according to this Pew poll. Foreign born Latinos are more likely to trust the government than their native born counterparts.
In debt? Have collectors calling? Been ignoring them? Don't. It will be much worse if you avoid talking to them and trying to work something out. And should they not care and actually sue you, please go to court. Too many people are winding up with garnishments they likely could have avoided by blowing it off. Hopefully you aren't in debt. Hopefully if you are, you can make the payments. But if all else fails, it is in your worst interest to ignore a lawsuit.
Wonder what happened to the tent cities? They didn't go anywhere-- reporters just stopped talking about them. They're back in the news. I'll let you ruminate about the plan of passing out wrist bands to local so they can camp out while chasing away everyone else in Ontario, California.
There's a woman in Oregon who should own a hospital. Seems she went to fill a prescription for her nephew and after the pharmacist looked at it, he had her arrested. She spent four hours in jail before the hospital realized. 1. it as written by one of the doctors, though the signature was not legible. 2. The unkonwn federal narcotics number was actually very known but transposed by the same physician. 3. their staff failed to log the prescription into the patient records in a timely manner. Add that all up and that explains why they didn't vouch for the prescription when the pharmacy called and why they let a woman sit in jail for four hours until they realized their incompetence. They're offering free medical care. Would you want any from the likes of them?!
For those who elected Obama because they thought he'd protect their civil rights: The president supports DNA sampling upon arrest. Any arrest. And don't forget that anyone can be arrested at anytime for anything. Just like the Oregon woman we just mentioned. The 14 states that collect DNA this way don't take it out of their databases nor do they have a way to retract it form the federal database. And no, it's not the same as fingerprints.
Think the rising stock market is shades of further rebounds to come? You're not looking at it historically. 90 years of data shows the the opposite to be considerably more likely.
Got huge medical bills.. consider a billing advocate. They're paid based on what they save you and they almost always save you something.
Homeland Security loses 3 computers.. a day. They claim nothing sensitive is on the over 1,000 lost annually. And exactly how would they know? And if there is nothing "sensitive" on them what are workers doing with them... playing solitaire? And what about the $116,000 truck. How do you lose that?
Harder to lose a train, and Milwaukee is gaining a plant that makes them thanks to a recent purchase. A Spanish company is opening a plant there. The first story of a foreign corp. building something here in a long time. Nice to see it, even if I can't imagine us needing a Milwaukee to Madison high speed railway.
Flight attendants for a grounded Spanish airline are embarrassing them into giving them the back pay they're owed. They''ve put out a nude calendar taken inside and outside the cabin. One young lady is reclining on a jet turbine.
Whatever happened to Elian Gonzalez? He's Castro's poster child. Now 16 an a member of the Young Communists Union. Of course they won't let him or his father speak to anyone in the media, so no word on how Elian feels about anything.
APRIL 3, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia answers and Bumper Stumpers are up under TRIVIA and MUSIC to your left. Have a blessed Easter and/or a wonderful weekend. Talk to you Monday!
FRIDAY APRIL 2, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) 3 hours of trivia tonight. Plan on doing your part and calling. I'm ready for you. If you've won prizes in the last six months, you should have received them by now. Yes, we actually did a major mailing, our part of enriching the government coffers, or at least the post office.
We talked with Summer McStravick earlier tonight. Don't forget to check out her Flowdreaming site, show on Contact Talk Radio, the Flow Mojo Show on VibranceTV.com, and her Facebook page. (Enter "Summer McStravick" in the search.)
The laugh of the day was priceless. Never in my wildest dreams could I believe an elected official would actual ask a naval admiral if Guam was going to capsize. Hear it for yourself here and I think you'll agree with me that Admiral Robert Willard deserves the highest award possible for composure. I hope he got a good laugh out of it later because I can't stop giggling-- until I remember that Rep. Hank Johnson is a member of the US House of Representatives and as such has full voting rights. He's from the same Georgia district of suburban Atlanta that brought us Cynthia McKinney. It must be in the water.
And what is Fox News thinking?! Yesterday we told you about Alex Jones' accusations of them turning in his bloggers to the government, today we have LL Cool J objecting to being in a Sarah Palin special. Seems LL and a host of others advertised as appearing in Sarah's show did their taping months or years ago. Never did they think that it could be edited into this show. Gotta read those releases!
More tax inceases from Obamacare-- annuities are on the list. And anyone who thinks they haven't already given the government full permission to track their every move better take a closer look at what their cell phone is doing.
THURSDAY APRIL 1, 2010 12:01 AM (PT) Plenty to say tonight but I'll break up my diatribe by taking a break with Summer McStravick in the second hour. She'll take your calls. If you're looking for a new way to see your current situation, she can help you do that. Check out her Flowdreaming website, her show on Contact Talk Radio and the Flow Mojo Show on VibranceTV.com she does with her mother, Venus Andrecht. You might also want to order some of her Flowdreaming CDs like "Flowdreams to fall asleep to" which I can tell you first hand works nicely
Jerry Corsi doesn't think the Supreme Court will be a help with Obamacare but here's an article on that. Jerry thinks our best hope will be the defiance of a few states who refuse to implement it. I'm with him on that-- and bless any state willing to try. He doesn't think the AG lawsuits will amount to much. The President of Mexico is barking that the US should ban guns. Obama agrees of course. Think Health Care and Student Loans are the only recent government grabs? Think again-- here's news of how Obama is expanding his power to infinity-- controlling capital off our shores. Think you'll move your money elsewhere? Good luck. Think it can't get worse here? Here's the latest on the start of Cap & Trade in congress.
Also lots of good luck to Alex Jones who apparently is the target of not only the government but Fox News who according to this and this are turning Alex and his bloggers into the authorities. So much for the conservative network.
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