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Saturday, June 09, 2012

New information confirms extensive Obama spying on Americans

New information published today by Politico confirms previously reported news stories indicating extensive spying on Americans by the Obama Administration and the President's reelection campaign.

The Obama campaign employs over 150 "techies" who do nothing but "peel back the layers" of the lives of citizens. According to Politico these techies know what citizens read, where they shop, what kind of work they do and who they count as friends. They even know "who your mother voted for in the last election."

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Romney faces looming threat over Fast and Furious

In the past 18 months since the story first broke of the Fast and Furious scandal, it is clear that Democrats are the most culpable given that the underlying motive for the Fast and Furious operation was to create false gun statistics that could be used by the Obama Administration and its allies in Congress to call for major new gun control legislation.

Democrats proved that this was the end game when they immediately seized the opportunity during Congressional hearings to parrot false gun statistics and to blame Mexican violence on lax gun laws in the United States.

However, with each day that passes in the 15 months since the U.S. House of Representatives began investigating the scandal, Republicans increasingly share in the culpability.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, June 7, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Mike Vanderboegh offers hard hitting commentary, as only he can do, on the House hearing today with Eric Holder on Fast and Furious.

Way Up North reports that Gun Owners of America, the ONLY no-compromise gun lobby in Washington, has sued the ATF. Good!

Kurt Hofmann says that Jesse Jackson is attacking the economy at its most successful point.

David Codrea notes that a Mexican attorney is preparing a civil lawsuit on Fast and Furious.

WRSA points to a warning as contained in a 'fictional' work.

Tam takes a walk down the slippery rocks, and I would suggest you read it. Excellent point to ponder.

The Stiletto highlights some news stories that are of vital importance to conservatives.

The Smallest Minority provides an excellent, must-read quote of the day.

Standing By takes a trip into the heart of darkness--probing the psychology (or I should say, the pathology) of the mind of Marxists.

Blonde Sagacity posts a video of a bloomin' idiot in Wisconsin who is soaked, inside and out, with the kool-aid.

Issa tells Holder 'you are not a good witness'

During a hearing today of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder claimed memory lapses when asked about the Fast and Furious scandal.
When U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, asked Holder if he or anyone else at the Justice Department had told the White House about "gunwalking" when it appeared that the activity contributed to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Holder replied, "I don't know."
Again, when Smith asked if Holder or anyone else at the Justice Department had informed the White House of the specific tactics used during the Operation Fast and Furious scheme, Holder replied, "I don't know."
The stonewalling angered U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who grilled Holder about his failure to turn over to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hundreds of documents that Issa says are pertinent to the investigation into Fast and Furious.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Alphecca reports some good changes in gun laws in Kentucky, which affirm more of our rights.

CLO has even more good news for gun owners.

Pamela Geller provides an excellent commemoration of D-Day, the anniversary of which is today.

Days of our Trailers posts the quote of the day regarding Gov. Scott Walker's decisive win in the recall election in Wisconsin. It seems the Dems believe his victory should be a "call to change course." HUH????

Every Blade of Grass has 10 interesting facts about the state of America today. A must-read.

The New York Liberty Report highlights an oft-forgotten European country that is flourishing despite being in the euro zone. Wait till you see why. You will like it.

From Stand Up America: "The Truth about Obama's EPA Agenda."

Roberta X offers general commentary today on a variety of topics including the Walker recall election, losers who say stupid things, the monarchy in Great Britain, and common sense.

Mike McCarville reports that a Texas firing range is teaching children about gun safety.

David Codrea issues a warning to the Romney campaign concerning the Fast and Furious scandal. Take a look.

Solyndra failure may be only tip of iceberg

When the Obama Administration pumped $3.5 million in stimulus funds into Solyndra, the solar energy company that subsequently went out of business, the President touted the corporation as an example of his "green jobs" initiative.
Given that the company went under, Solyndra has become a symbol of failure rather than success for the Obama stimulus program that pumped multimillions into so-called 'green jobs.'
But new information made available today indicates that the Solyndra failure may be only the tip of the iceberg.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

CBS News reports Issa has new Fast and Furious wiretap information

Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News, the only reporter in the mainstream media to consistently present the facts in the Fast and Furious scandal, is reporting today that U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has new wiretap information showing that the highest officials at the Justice Department were fully aware of the "gunwalking" project.
Fast and Furious was an illegal operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in which "straw purchasers" were used to buy American firearms and then walk them across the border into Mexico, placing them in the hands of drug cartels.

Monday, June 04, 2012

On 'Bearing False Witness'

A new entry over at the ministry site.

Read it here.


The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, June 4, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Kurt Hofmann says that the gun ban in Venezuela is only proof positive that the progressive agenda cannot tolerate citizens who are armed.

Mike Vanderboegh provides "a glimpse inside the Romney campaign."

The War on Guns notes more blatant hypocrisy on the part of the Obama Administration.

Tam shares her thoughts on "guns and manners." Good reading.

Nicki posts a cartoon editorial on "Bloomberg's New York City."

Way Up North reminds us of a little-known fact about Alaska and WWII, the anniversary of which is today.

Jo Anne Moretti provides an in-depth report on the power behind the throne in the White House--none other than Valerie Jarrett. It's in 2 parts and the link to Part 1 is on Part 2, to which I have linked above.

GunRights4US has "How to Spend a Great Sunday By Yourself."

Around O-Town says "those human rights champions are at it again." Take a look.

Stand Up America has a report that somehow the MSM missed (odd, isn't it?) indicating that the U.S. military has been reset to Southeast Asia. Wait till you see the reason, from the mouth of Leon Panetta himself!

World markets in a 'global rout'

Markets across the world on Monday were said to be in a "global rout" as stocks tumbled in response to a dismal manufacturing report in the United States and an ongoing crisis in the euro zone.
The Tokyo stock exchange is reeling from its worst showing in decades, reaching a 28-year low. Asian markets took a hit as exchanges in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia experienced significant declines.
In Europe, both Germany and France sustained losses. Britain's markets were closed today for a national holiday.

Musings after Midnight--Rumbling in the Seismic Plates Indicating Major Shifts in Economic Geography

In the field of geology the study of the earth's crust is called "plate tectonics," referring to the fact that the surface of the earth is made up of a series of "plates" that are constantly moving and even bumping into each other.

The point of impact where two plates collide is called a "fault line" which is prone to earthquakes as the plates move, grind, and side underneath and on top of each other.

This process is interwoven with volcanic eruptions. Such a phenomenon can be seen in what is known as "the ring of fire"--an area that encompasses the rim of the Pacific ocean that includes not only the west coast of the U.S., Canada, and Alaska, but Japan and other areas on the other side of the Pacific.

This ring is known for the frequency and severity of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and the tsunamis that often occur as a result.

Many in the field of economics have noticed rumbling in the tectonic plates of the financial world of late, so much so that several high profile economists and market analysts have sounded the alarm that this will be the week of major seismic shifts in the financial world.

The question is are we on the brink of an economic earthquake or volcano?

Market analyst Karl Denninger stated Sunday that investors should immediately pull out of the futures market. He further suggested that this is the summer of 2008 all over again. In other words, all of the signs are there which were also present in the days leading up to the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, which in turn led to a major economic crisis.

Denninger has repeatedly warned citizens not to be fooled by the rallies in the stock market that are inevitably wiped out by dramatic free-falls, such as we witnessed last week during which all of the gains the markets have made since January were wiped out in one week.

Similar rallies occurred after the stock market crash of 1929, luring citizens into a false sense of security. But within three short years the markets plunged even further, thrusting the nation into the throws of the Great Depression of the 1930s, which only got worse after FDR took office in 1932.

And to the contrary of the common myth that FDR's New Deal made things much better in the 30s, the record shows that the nation stagnated in the grip of the Depression during the entirety of the 1930s. Only with WWII in the early 40s did the nation begin to dig out from the economic abyss.

All of this is to say we have been down this road before. The collapse of 1929 appeared for a while to abate and then stabilize, only to find that there were extreme ups and downs in the market which eventually culminated in a permanent crash that plunged the nation into an unemployment rate of over 20%.

And even after Roosevelt took office in 1932, unemployment continued to rise.

When Obama took office, he was quick to proclaim that the nation was "in recovery" by 2010. Many of us have screamed bloody murder that such a proclamation is a lie, a blatant untruth that has no basis in the real facts.

Unemployment numbers are manipulated by government in that the manner in which joblessness is calculated has changed significantly since the 1930s. People who drop out of the workforce in despair or who take part-time jobs but need full-time jobs are no longer counted in the figures as they once were.

Thus, the current figure of 8.2% unemployment is laughable. A more realistic figure is 18% current unemployment--a rate that has not been seen in America since the Great Depression.

These figures have led many honest economists and financial observers to conclude that we are not in a recovery and never have been despite the assurances of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media.

The latest economic figures look bad, very bad, according to those who are realistic and who do not engage in spin. And things are set to get much worse.

Such a dire scenario is due to two precipitating factors. First, the Administration has done absolutely nothing to address the unsustainable debt load that can only be corrected by a dramatic cut in federal spending. Second, the Eurozone is on the brink of collapse this week.

Despite what Germany says, the major banks in Spain, the UK, Italy, and others are bracing for the impact of the disintegration of the Euro, which will have the domino effect of unraveling the European Union. And with such an unraveling will come the destabilization of American banks.

An article on Sunday in one of the UK's largest newspapers stated that this is the week that Europe will be forced to face the ugly truth it has been putting off for years. It is fresh out of money, its debt prevents any more spending on social programs and bailouts, and at this point there is basically nothing that can be done to stop a complete collapse. That train has already left the station.

Investors in America would be wise to brace for impact. This means to get out of the futures markets immediately, TODAY. It means finding ways to protect your investments from devaluation. It may mean forsaking banks altogether for some.

Many are convinced that to rely on plastic is a prescription for personal financial ruin, and they encourage the use of cash in addition to purchasing gold coins that you keep in your possession.

None of these ideas are meant to be taken as financial advice. I am not an economist or a financial adviser. I am merely reporting what I hear from some within the financial community. But you must do your own research and then chart a course of action that YOU feel good about.

As I write this already the Asian markets have opened to losses. The Australian dollar is down. The futures markets are down. In fact, this is shaping up to be a stormy day for the financial markets across the board.

Could this be a bell-weather for things to come?

The scuttlebutt in Europe is that a major bank has been on the brink of a Lehman Brothers style disintegration for several weeks, and when it goes Europe will be plunged into the same state America faced in 2008. Is this the week that this bank goes under?

A lot of fear and uncertainty exist out there, and fear and uncertainty invariably lead to bad news for the markets. I don't see how things can possibly improve given that nobody anywhere thus far has been really serious about reining in runaway government spending in order to address the mountain of debt that buries the U.S. and Europe.

This can only mean one thing--we are in for a very bumpy ride this summer, and this time Barack Obama will find it difficult if not impossible to escape the blame.

After nearly four years in office, this is NOT George W. Bush's economy but Barack Obama's.

A New Posting Over at the Ministry Site

After a long break, there is a new posting up at the ministry site.

Hope you will read it here.

There is also an explanation as to why I have been on hiatus over there ever since Easter. There have been circumstances.

Anyway, thanks for reading.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Chinese crackdown on anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Twenty-three years ago today the Chinese government ended a six week series of protests conducted by student dissidents in Tiananmen Square with a massacre during which thousands were killed under the orders of the Communist regime.

The Chinese government commemorated the anniversary today by conducting a crackdown on political dissidents.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.