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Archive for February, 2011

America’s Last WWI Veteran Dies at 110

Posted by iusbvision on February 28, 2011

Frank Buckles lied about his age to serve in the Army. He served in Europe for two years. He also served in WWII and was a prisoner of war for three years held by the Japanese.

Some people speak of service over self. Frank Buckles lived it.

May the trumpets sound as he approaches the Pearly Gates.

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Christian convert from Ohio faces honor killing from father

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

Islamic Sharia Law mandates that anyone who leaves Islam must be killed.

Rifqa Bary was raised in a devout Muslim home in Columbus, Ohio but at age 13, she attended a Korean Methodist church at the invitation of a classmate.  As a result, she had a significant conversion experience and secretly committed herself to the Christian faith.  Eventually her faith was discovered on Facebook by leaders of the Noor Mosque in Columbus where her parents attended.  In the summer of 2009, she fled her home in Columbus for Orlando after her parents threatened her life for not renouncing Christianity.  After a number of court battles in both Orlando and Ohio, Rifqa was declared a dependent of the state of Ohio and then a permanent US Legal Resident before she turned 18 on August 10, 2010.  The legal case made international headlines and brought the rarely discussed  practice of Muslim honor killings (or apostate killings) to the public eye.

Now the Islamic groups have filed a series of frivolous lawsuits in Ohio and Florida against her attorney to try and bankrupt him. Please donate HERE.

Notice that only one network seriously followed this story.

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Lara Logan – Where are the “Elite Media” and the “Feminists” now?

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

If Lara Logan had been merely touched at a Tea Party event the Elite Media would STILL be talking about it. But apparently the Elite Media & the feminist groups hate Western Civilization so much that they are willing to gloss over the mass sexual assault of Logan all because the left and the Islamists both have a common ideological foe – Western Civilization.

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3½-Year-old Girl on Egyptian TV: Jews Are Apes and Pigs

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

Much of the Middle-Eastern world has programming similar to this.

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Kathleen Parker ousted from CNN for the same reason she was hired.

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

 

I was tossing and turning in my mind if I should write this article or not. It is the same old story with so called “conservatives” who have little intellectual substance who, in an act of desperation for attention, start attacking conservatives of substance with with name calling or unsupported accusations to get “instant stardom” by the leftist elite media; just ask Davids Brooks and Frum who now only have traction within New York City. Ask John McCain who used to say that the elite media was his constituency till he ran against The One. The day after McCain won the primary, the love affair was cut off, the elite media turned on him in unison, the NYT falsely accused him of having an affair and for the first time refused to publish his letters to the paper.

As a former radio talk show host myself if I switched sides and attacked there is little doubt that I would get offers from leftist media and or newspapers to work. It is a story that has happened a dozen times. What a conservative says is not “newsworthy” to the elite media until said conservative attacks a Republican candidate with something “saucy”.

The elite media makes its news decisions based of leftist dogma. Conservatives know that and when they want to cash in they know what to do to get attention. However that success is very limited and such so called “conservatives” cannot draw in a wider audience because they lose credibility with conservatives, traditionalists and independents.  I did not watch the show more than a few times because it was boring and neither of the people on had much substance in their views. Besides who wants to watch a “crossfire”  like show with a liberal Republican sellout and a leftist politician who likes prostitutes? There just isn’t enough substantive conflict to make the show interesting.

Imagine if you will, “CROSSFIRE” with David Frum & Joe Lieberman. They would agree 70% of the time and it would be a snoozer. But at least Joe is an honest man who I can respect.

With that said there is NO chemistry between these two. Let us say the obvious. Parker finds Spitzer revolting because he is. He is dismissive of her and talks over her in a way that is misogynistic and she is trying too hard to be liked by CNN’s small audience.  This does not make for good TV.

I am way behind in my writing anyway so I was going to just blow this off, but then John Ziegler wrote the article I would have written, but included a dimension to it that only he could deliver.

John Ziegler:

But the primary reason why the program couldn’t work is also the very reason Parker got the gig in the first place [Emphasis ours  – IUSB Vision Editor]. She was clearly hired because she was perceived as a “conservative” who was willing to vigorously attack Palin, while not holding any particularly strong conservative opinions which might offend the largely liberal CNN audience. It is hardly a secret that the best (and perhaps only) way for an unknown or career-challenged conservative to achieve mainstream media acceptance is to be a sellout to their supposed cause (just ask Arianna HuffingtonPeggy NoonanDavid BrooksDavid FrumMichael Smerconish, or Joe Scarborough, to name only a few).

Criticizing Palin (along with endorsing Obama) has quickly become the most reliable path to instant notoriety/credibility for ambitious “conservatives,” and Parker became the poster child for this phenomenon. When I went on CNN during my film’s first release, I was actually asked to respond to a Parker quote about Palin. This was especially absurd because Parker had no special knowledge of Palin and was virtually unknown before she “led” Palin’s “assassination.” Had Parker praised Palin, CNN would never have found the quote remotely newsworthy.

However, there is apparently a downside side to getting a show this way. Much like a guy who spends all his cash to get the girl and has nothing left to keep her, Parker had no capital with which to make the show a ratings success. Conservatives, most of whom don’t trust CNN to begin with, had no reason to tune in, and she was such a soft and colorless “conservative” that she didn’t even make for a fun punching bag for the liberal audience, or her overrated co-host (based on my experience Spitzer is actually quite dumb). The sad reality of cable news television today is that you must be polarizing to “succeed.” Moderation or wimpiness simply won’t work, especially when such a temperament is clearly contrived, and not backed up with any real talent.

With no spark, no friction, no talent, and no audience base, Parker brought nothing to the table, and the show was clearly doomed. In the end, she got the fate that she clearly deserved, only probably better.

There is also an interesting secondary element to Parker’s demise which might make media pundits a little more hesitant to attack Sarah Palin. Since the 2008 election, many of her biggest media critics have found themselves out of a job. Keith Olbermann, Rick Sanchez, David Shuster, Alan Colmes, Campbell Brown, John Roberts, Larry King, Harry Smith and Parker are all prominently mentioned in my documentary and all of them have been let go from TV jobs since Obama got elected.

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Reagan’s short stories: Leftist college student vs. capitalist. The story of the Little Red Hen.

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

Lessons every student should know.

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Democrats passed rules on federal government unions that are far more restrictive than what Wisconsin is proposing

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

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Lee Doren: Why I changed from a leftist to a conservative after college.

Posted by iusbvision on February 27, 2011

Lee worked for a leftist environmental lobby. He realized that he was helping to prevent poor people in Africa and other places from getting inexpensive energy. As a result people had to burn what the could find to cook. The result was lung cancers, deaths, bad medical treatment and mass suffering. How would your grandmother live with no electricity or electric heat?

Watch the rest here.

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AFL-CIO Union Chief: The Best Way To Create Jobs is to Raise Taxes

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2011

This is from the same man who said that government should take over all private business, who speaks in front of communist revolutionary groups, and has a long history of violence. Trumka talks to the White House every day and visits twice a week – LINK.

Rich "Union Thug" Trumka

Yahoo News:

What’s the best way to get Americans back to work?

Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending. “We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country,” he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip.

“We need to create jobs. The best way to do that is through infrastructure development.” Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. That doesn’t include Obama’s objective of high-speed rails and green energy projects.

 

Oh yes, we can tax ourselves into prosperity, and we can spend trillions on more stimulus packages most of the money goes to government unions to make this man even more wealthy. Sickening.

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Obama Administration Hiding Meetings with Lobbyists

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2011

Editor’s Note – It is tenacity and vigilance like this that has kept Michelle Malkin the queen of conservative internet news since the invention of the medium. The respect she enjoys is well deserved.

Michelle Malkin

Via the queen of the blogosphere Michelle Malkin:

In Culture of Corruption, I exposed Team Obama’s big lie about its commitment to public disclosure and openness in government.

Liberals balked. “How can you possibly make such a judgment so early on in the presidency?” they squawked.

After the book was published, the White House’s selective transparency and subversion of disclosure rules and regs continued apace.

Democrats played hide-and-seek on the Hill.

President Obama cut endless backroom deals and cut C-SPAN out.

The White House carved out a Coffee House loophole to keep lobbyist meetings off the books.

And, finally, the White House press corps started complaining about lack of access.

Now, this today from Politico:

Caught between their boss’s anti-lobbyist rhetoric and the reality of governing, President Barack Obama’s aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to a complex just off the White House grounds – and several of the lobbyists involved say they believe the choice of venue is no accident.

It allows the Obama administration to keep these lobbyist meetings shielded from public view — and out of Secret Service logs collected on visitors to the White House and later released to the public.

…Obama’s administration has touted its release of White House visitors logs as a breakthrough in transparency, as the first White House team ever to reveal the comings and goings around the West Wing and the Old Executive Office Building.

The Jackson Place townhouses are a different story.

There are no records of meetings at the row houses just off Lafayette Square that house the White House Conference Center and the Council on Environmental Quality, home to two of the busiest meeting spaces. The White House can’t say who attended meetings there, or how often. The Secret Service doesn’t log in visitors or require a background check the way it does at the main gates of the White House.

…It’s not only Jackson Place. Another favorite off-campus meeting spot is a nearby Caribou Coffee, which, according to the New York Times, has hosted hundreds of meetings among lobbyists and White House staffers since Obama took office.

And administration officials recently asked some lobbyists and others who met with them to sign confidentiality agreements barring them from disclosing what was discussed at meetings with administration officials, in that case a rental policy working group.

Obama lied, transparency died, Part 989.

See, I told you so.

So much for transparency.

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Sen. Inhofe turns tables on global warming ambushers and gets it on video! – NOAA Refutes Gore’s Claim Recent Snowstorms Caused By Global Warming – New Soros investment fund, profiting off Obama’s ‘green energy’ push, hires top Obama energy aide – EPA making rules as they go, picking winners and losers –

Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2011

Oh they thought that they were so smart……

Global Warming alarmists, cultists, and hoaxers, Senator Inhofe is smarter than you:

Transcript Via The Daily Caller:

Mark Hertsgaard (MH): Why does your party continue to deny what the National Academy of Sciences and virtually every scientific organization…

Sen. James Inhofe (JI): You know you ask the same question over and over again. Did you happen six days ago to be at the hearing at the House where I testified?

MH: I was not, sir.

JI: See I answered all those questions in detail. The science is mixed. We all know the science is mixed. The economy is not mixed because the economics are pretty well established.

MH: How is the science mixed when the National Academy of Sciences and every…

JI: We have reports all you have to do is go back and look, I have given numerous talks on the floor…We started off with a list, I believe, of maybe 40 scientists who had different views, then it went up to 2- or 300, then it went to 900 or so. So there are a lot of scientists who don’t agree. I don’t take as gospel everything that comes from any particular scientific group.

MH: When every scientific organization in the world says this, sir.

JI: That is not true.

A Woman from ACP, identified by Solve Climate News as Allie Carter, a recent Michigan State University graduate (AC): I don’t understand why my generation has to suffer because it sounds like you’re not liking what you are hearing from these scientists you’re cherry picking.

JI: So your generation — Now who are you with?

AC: I’m with the Alliance for Climate Protection and I am here speaking on behalf young people.

JI: …No you’re not!

AC: I absolutely am.

JI: I have twenty kids and grand kids. You want to see a picture of them? [pulls out pictures]. Okay that’s good.

Inhofe then proceeded to calmly explain that the United States cannot sink its economy to satisfy the unproven hypotheses of a mixed group of scientists and activists.

JI: When you ask that question “what if you’re wrong?” Stop and think about it. What if you are wrong and we pass the largest tax increase in the history of America to do something that is not justified. I remember, and I use this in testimony. In 1993, you weren’t around in 1993… the Clinton/Gore tax increase was the largest tax increase at that point in history. All marginal rates, gasoline, everything went up. That was a total of a $30 billion tax increase. This would be ten times that great. This would be somewhere between $300 and $400 billion tax increase. That admittedly, now listen to this very carefully, according to the director at the EPA would not have any effect on emissions because that would only be in the United States. As jobs went to places like India and China and Mexico and maybe places that they don’t have any emissions requirements and actually increase emissions. So should we do that when we know and you know and everyone out here knows that it would not reduce worldwide emissions? Period. We all know this.

The ambush ended with Hertsgaard asking Inhofe if he would apologize to his children, to which Inhofe asked Hertsgaard if he would apologize to his 20 children and grandchildren.

Of course as we have reported IPCC scientists are backing away from that IPCC report fast as its claims are discovered to be unsourced, fraudulent, or well intentioned but just plain wrong. As far as literal conspiracies among academics and administrators to shut people up, force conformity, drive professors and students out, suppress research etc. please see our Academic Misconduct category as it has many of literally thousands of examples of just that. We start that category with this post right HERE. Of course the most famous proven conspiracy among academics was ClimateGate as the climate hoax scientists were busted by their own internal emails. So not only do literal conspiracies happen, we learn of  new proven examples of them on a regular basis. If anyone is foolish enough to attempt to argue the point with me below, please have it it. Good luck because you are going to need it.

NOAA Refutes Gore’s Claim Recent Snowstorms Caused By Global Warming

Newsbusters.org:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration somewhat under the radar a few weeks ago rebutted Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s claim that January’s heavy snowstorms across the country were caused by global warming.

As readers might remember, the man that has been made rich advancing the myth that carbon dioxide is destroying the planet weighed in on the inclement weather at his blog on February 1:

Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.

As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:

“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”

“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”

A week later, NOAA posted the following article at its Climate Watch magazine (h/t Yid With Lid):

This is the second consecutive very wintry winter in the eastern United States. Last year, NOAA climate scientists concluded the record-breaking snowstorms most likely resulted from the combination of two natural climate patterns: El Niño and the Arctic Oscillation.

So what about this year? Last winter’s El Niño has flipped to La Niña, as temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific have been cooler than normal. But the Arctic Oscillation seems to be in a repeat pattern, with conditions this December and January very similar to last winter, according to Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

.…..Hence, and not at all surprisingly, the man that just this past Friday accused Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal of being part of a conspiracy to mislead people about the dangers of manmade global warming was once again guilty of it himself.

Read the rest HERE.

New Soros investment fund, profiting off Obama’s ‘green energy’ push, hires top Obama energy aide.

Washington Examiner:

George Soros — whom we’re always told is not serving his own economic interests at all by promoting liberal politicians and big-government policies — is launching a new investment fund that plans to profit off of the “green energy” boom, which is entirely dependent on government subsidies supported by the groups Soros funds.

As the press release puts it, this fund will “leverage technology and business model innovation to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, harness renewable energy, and more efficiently use natural resources, among other applications.” As Soros puts it in the same release: “Developing alternative sources of energy and achieving greater energy efficiency is both a significant global investment opportunity and an environmental imperative.” Cadie Thompson at CNBC’s NetNet flagged this.

So, yeah. The big-government policies advanced by the liberal outfits he funds — like Center for American Progress — will enrich the companies in which Soros is investing.

But this story gets better.

The press release casually mentions whom Soros is hiring to run this new fund: Cathy Zoi. As Cadie Thompson at CNBC’s NetNet (edited by my brother John Carney), puts it,

Zoi was Barack Obama’s “Acting Under Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.” An Al Gore acolyte, Zoi was Obama’s point-woman on subsidizing green tech. Now she’s going to work for George Soros to profit off of subsidized green tech.

If you remember Zoi’s name, it’s because of another green-tech conflict of interest: Zoi’s husband is an executive at a window company, Serious Windows, which the White House regularly held up as a “poster child of green industry.”

The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota put it this way:

“Ms. Zoi is married to Robin Roy, a top executive at Serious Materials, a privately held manufacturer of ‘sustainable green building materials’ located in California. On the Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure submitted by Ms. Zoi to the White House Ethics office as part of her confirmation, Ms. Zoi disclosed ownership with her spouse of 120,000 vested and unvested stock options in Serious Materials, a company her office regulates and that she may profit from.”

Oh yeah, Serious Materials pocketed federal stimulus money, too.
But as NetNet’s Thompson puts it:
But we can put all that behind us, because now Zoi has left the Obama Administration and will go back to work making an honest living in the private sector, where she can put all the knowledge she gained from working for the Department of Energy to work for the private equity firms. Thata girl Zoi!

EPA making rules as they go, picking winners and losers

Welcome to Chicago!

Heritage Foundation:

Congress isn’t the only entity that knows how to pick winners and losers for energy sources and technologies. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing its best to follow suit by imposing new rules on the natural gas industry and providing exemptions to the biomass industry.

For natural gas, the EPA evasively posted a new rule on hydraulic fracturing, requiring a company to obtain permits if the company uses diesel when fracking. Hydraulic fracturing, a long-proven process by which pressurized water and other substances are injected into wells to extract natural gas, has been the subject of much debate between environmentalists and industry because of those “other substances.”

An exemption in the 2005 Safe Drinking Water Act protects natural gas companies from disclosing proprietary information regarding the chemicals they use to when fracking. Environmentalists are pushing for full disclosure because of the concern that hydraulic fracturing is a threat to America’s drinking water. But in this instance, with the EPA’s new rule on diesel disclosure, perhaps more unsettling than the new rule is the way in which the EPA issued the rule. Mike Soraghan of Greenwire reports:

Federal agencies usually change policies with a multistep process that begins with the Federal Register and does not end for a year or more. But the fracturing permit change happened without so much as a press release. It was quietly posted amid an increasingly noisy debate about fracturing, a process in which chemical-laced water is injected underground at high pressure to crack rock formations and release oil or gas.

EPA has launched a multiyear study of the safety of fracturing. Hundreds of people showed up last summer at EPA hearings about the practice in New York and Pennsylvania. It has been the subject of a piece on “60 Minutes,” an HBO documentary called “Gasland” and even an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

The casual nature of the posting, and the lack of any date, left oil and gas industry attorneys puzzling over what the change applied to and whether it applied only for the future, or retroactively. Of particular concern was that companies had been ordered to give documentation to Congress about their fracturing practices, and EPA was ordering disclosure, as well.

If they had disclosed that they had used diesel—legally—but did not get a specific permit, could they be penalized? Was there any way to get such a permit? What should states, who administer the program, do about regulating fracturing?

The story gets more complicated from there, mostly because of a series of loopholes with regards to the EPA regulating the use of diesel for fracking. Having the EPA close the loophole and create a clear definition with regards to diesel use isn’t necessarily bad, but it sets a dangerous precedent for the EPA quickly changing the rules of the game for industry with no consideration for debate and public comment.

Reining in the EPA’s regulatory overreach and unilateral decision making should be a priority for the 112th Congress. Congress should thoroughly evaluate and question the EPA’s newly implemented rules and have EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson justify her agency’s decision not just when it comes to hydraulic fracturing but other rules as well, most notably the regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

Speaking of which, Congress should ask Jackson why the EPA exempted biofuel refineries from obtaining permit requirements for CO2 emissions. This year the EPA will start regulating emissions from new power plants and major expansions of large greenhouse-gas-emitting plants (more than 25,000 tons of CO2 per year) and will finalize regulations for existing refineries and fossil fuel electric utilities by November 2012. But not biofuel plants. The reason given is that the science clearly shows that biofuel production is net neutral when it comes to CO2 emissions.

Right. Just like the science clearly shows increased CO2 emissions will result in sea level rises, stressed water resources, increased size and quantity of wildfires, insect outbreaks, threats to ecosystems and national security, and other catastrophic events.

New studies, however, are showing that biofuel production is not carbon-neutral. A report from Rice Universitynotes that when you account for land use conversion, the use of fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides (which emit much more potent methane and nitrous oxide), as well as the fossil fuels used for production and distribution, biofuel production becomes quite carbon-intensive. For an industry that built its business model around subsidies, tariffs, and federal protection, it’s no surprise that the EPA threw the biofuel industry another bone. Now it’s time for Congress to put the EPA on the stand and ask why.

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Google Comes Under Fire for ‘Secret’ Relationship with NSA. Cozy with Administration.

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

Related – Big Business Buying Influence With Democrats: Google Pays 2.4% Federal Taxes

Of course we have talked about the cozy and monetary relationship that the Obama Administration has with Google before.

Yahoo News:

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group largely focused in recent years on Google’s privacy practices, has called on a congressional investigation into the Internet giant’s “cozy” relationship with U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration.

In a letter sent Monday, Consumer Watchdog asked Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, to investigate the relationship between Google and several government agencies.

The group asked Issa to investigate contracts at several U.S. agencies for Google technology and services, the “secretive” relationship between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency, and the company’s use of a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration airfield in California.

Federal agencies have also taken “insufficient” action in response to revelations last year that Google Street View cars were collecting data from open Wi-Fi connections they passed, Consumer Watchdog said in the letter.

“We believe Google has inappropriately benefited from close ties to the administration,” the letter said. “Google is most consumers’ gateway to the Internet. Nonetheless, it should not get special treatment and access because of a special relationship with the administration.”

Consumer Watchdog may have an ally in Issa, a California Republican. In July he sent a letter to Google raising concerns that White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin, the former head of global public policy for Google, had inappropriate e-mail contact with company employees.

A Google spokeswoman questioned Consumer Watchdog’s objectivity. Some groups have questioned the group’s relationship with Google rival Microsoft, and Consumer Watchdog’s criticisms of online privacy efforts have also exclusively zeroed in on Google, with the group rarely mentioning Microsoft, Facebook and other Web-based companies in the past two years.

“This is just the latest in a long list of press stunts from an organization that admits to working closely with our competitors,” said the Google spokeswoman.

But Consumer Watchdog gets no funding from Microsoft or any other Google competitor, said John Simpson, consumer advocate with the group. “We don’t have any relationship with Microsoft at all,” he said. “We don’t take any of their money.”

Consumer Watchdog has decided to focus on Google’s privacy practices because the company’s services serve as a gateway to the Internet for many people, Simpson said. If the group can push Google, “without a doubt the dominant Internet company,” to change its privacy practices, other companies will follow suit, he said.

“Google’s held itself to be the company that says its motto is, ‘don’t be evil,’ and they also advocate openness for everyone else,” he said. “We’re trying to hold them to their own word.”

Consumer Watchdog, in January 2009, suggested that Google was preparing a lobbying campaign asking Congress to allow the sale of electronic health records. Google called the allegations “100 percent false and unfounded.”

In September, Consumer Watchdog bought space on a 540-square-foot video screen in New York’s Times Square with the video criticizing Google’s privacy practices.

In April, Consumer Watchdog officials called for the U.S. Department of Justice to break up Google. They appeared at a press conference with a representative of the Microsoft- and Amazon.com-funded Open Book Alliance.

Consumer Watchdog’s latest complaints about the relationship of Google and the Obama administration are outlined in a 32-page report.

The paper questions a decision by NASA allowing Google executives to use its Moffett Federal Airfield near Google headquarters. Although H211, a company controlled by Google top executives, pays NASA rent, they enjoy access to the airfield that other companies or groups don’t have, Simpson said.

The paper also questions Google contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies, suggesting that, in some cases, Google contracts were fast-tracked. The paper also questions Google’s relationship with the U.S. National Security Agency and calls for the company to be more open about what consumer information it shares with the spy agency.

When asked if other companies, including broadband providers, should disclose what customer information they share with the NSA, Simpson said they should, too.

“I understand the NSA is a super-secret spook organization,” he said. “But given Google’s very special situation where it possesses so much personal data about people, I think that there ought to be a little more openness about what precisely goes on between the two.”

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Xtranormal: The Liberal View of Crime & Punishment

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

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Dr. Walter E. Williams: Secondary benefits of private property rights

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

This is Dr. Walter Williams. He was the chair of the economics department at George Mason University. Recently an economics professor was fired for showing students material from this man so I thought that some of you might want to see what he has to say.

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IUSB Club Wants All Campus Bought Products to be Union Made – How Nice…

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

The Preface:

IUSB United Against Sweatshops is the IUSB-driven segment of the United Students Against Sweatshops campaign.  The IU division is called No Sweat.

“We want Barnes and Noble and the school to provide products that are 100% union-made,” said Tony Lamb, treasurer of the Student/Worker Association.  “We have one brand that has been approved, called Ulta-Gracia.”

Currently, the IUSB bookstore, which is owned by Barnes and Noble, carries Champion clothing.  Champion is owned by Sara Lee, who also owns Hanes, Wonderbra, and Coach leather goods.

“These companies have been known labor rights violators in Honduras and El Salvador,” said Lamb.

The goal of the IUSB United Against Sweatshops campaign is to sit down with Barnes and Noble and the university to do research on suppliers of items sold in the bookstore.  They are hoping to come to an agreement to provide Ulta-Gracia clothing, which promotes workers’ rights.

[Editor’s Note – Did The Preface attempt to get a comment from Hanes/Champion etc? Not a chance. Did The Preface even do a few searches or make a few phone calls to the Department of Labor or the State Department to see if the sweatshops claim can be confirmed by a non-union affiliated entity? Did they show us some credible evidence that we can verify that they are sweatshops? Nope. Has anyone at The Preface ever taken a journalism class?

Did The Preface even check to see if said “Ulta Gracia” clothing company was what the student club said it was? It looks like the answer is no because they didn’t even spell the name of the company correctly. It is called “Alta Gracia” and from what I can see the company is what it claims to be (LINK), which I think is terrific. But I have been given no way of knowing if Hanes really runs sweatshops. I have searched for hours online searching government web sites, Google and Yahoo, and I have found NO non-union affiliated/sourced evidence that said the companies use sweatshops. In every case on-line the source was a union affiliated outfit, or the sweatshop link forwarded me to a porn site. Maybe they use sweatshops, maybe they don’t, but I as the reader have been given no way to know.

The editor’s at The Preface need to ask themselves, what if the sweatshops accusation used to be true but is not any longer? What would the consequences be?

I am old enough to remember that new laws and watch groups were put into place after it was discovered that the Kathy Lee line was at least in part made in sweatshops back in 1996. It was a huge scandal and the elite media reported the situation was greatly improved after. If this is not the case when it comes to Hanes I would be interested in seeing evidence I can trust because if it is true I won’t be buying their products. ]


Of course this begs the question, do the student club advisors want products that are not made in sweatshops or do they want products that are 100% union-made? The not so well-kept secret is that unions define all non-union shops as “sweatshops”.

Oh you doubt it? Here is just one example of many. Meet W & K Steel in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • For the past 8 years W&K Steel, LLC has hired refugees and immigrants thru Catholic Charities and the Jewish Family and Children Services.
    Our Goal in doing this is to offer someone new to our Country an opportunity to work and learn a trade.
  • To assist the refugees and immigrants in their success we offer:
    – On the job training,
    – English as a Second Language course and
    – A Basic Math Class – To fabricate steel a person must have a solid understanding of math using inches and feet. This is a must in order to advance to new positions.
    W&K Steel, LLC pays 100% of these training costs.
  • W&K Steel, LLC has a state certified Safety Committee that meets on a regular basis to discuss safety issues and training needs.
  • W&K Steel, LLC has an outside safety expert, Mr. Bob Merante of Safety Management Training and Consulting, LLC who conducts safety training and inspections on a regular basis. Mr. Merante has been working with W&K Steel, LLC for the past 2 years.
  • W&K Steel, LLC is an AISC certified shop – This certification is similar to the ISO 9000 only for steel fabricators.
  • W&K Steel, LLC, is committed to providing its associates with one of the most competitive and favorable benefit programs in the industry.
  • W&K Steel, LLC participated in an AISC national compensation survey for steel fabricators. The wages we pay our associates are very competitive on a national and local basis.

The union iwlocal3 has been pressuring W & K to join the union. W & K’s  pay and benefits are competitive. After all pressure tactics failed and the employees who like working there told the union thugs to take a hike, the union went to the Allegheny County Board which the union controls. The union said that since W & K hires some immigrants that they are a sweatshop. So the county passed an ordinance saying that sweatshops cannot do business with the county. At the hearing to declare W & K a sweatshop all of the employees at W & K showed up to stick up for the business. The County Supervisors refused to let any of them speak and refused to let the owners of the company speak. They declared it a sweatshop, even though it did not meet any of the eight criteria in the ordinance. Now W & K has hired an attorney and is suing the union and the county for defamation among other things.

They want all products that are 100% union-made? Translation, at least domestically, that really means that anyone who is in business has to pay protection to leftist political parties as union leadership spends hundreds of millions on politics while leaving union retirement funds so underfunded that they are lobbying the government for the taxpayer to bail them out. Ask many rank and file union members and they will tell you that they are all too often about money and politics, not about workers or customer service as I will explain more below.

Do you have any idea how many of the manufacturing jobs here in the Michiana area are non-union? Would they like to even attempt to demonstrate that all of these jobs are sweatshops? By all means please show us the dozens of evil local businesses that are forcing children to work 12 hour days in front of dangerous machinery for $2.00 an hour.

In many industrialized countries working conditions are a matter of law and union membership has little to nothing to do with it.

I will give you a good example of what union over reach in the private sector has accomplished. Have any of you shopped at Kroger lately? Have you noticed that your choice when you check out is a long line or that awful “self checkout” machine?

Kroger has a union and what happens when there is only so much of a percentage for labor? When the union forces a situation where the union member has to be paid more than what that labor is worth in a competitive environment it ceases to be labor vs. management. It becomes labor vs. labor because the only way to keep labor within the competitive percentage is to have fewer workers.

As a result you the customer sit there and wait in line. So the next time you shop at Kroger and wonder why they can’t get another person to work a register to get people out the door in a reasonable time now you know why.

Of course union over reach does more than just drive the cost of labor. If that was the only consequence the problem would be more manageable.

The problem is that unions pour hundreds of millions of dollars into leftist political party’s that pile on taxes and regulation which favors big and international business while socking it to the smaller and medium sized domestic competition.

One example is the tobacco bill that passed early in Obama’s administration. It increased taxes and regulations on tobacco. Phillip Morris lobbied Democrats for the bill. Why? Phillip Morris has such a large operation that the economies of scale allow it to absorb the price of new taxes and regulations whereas the smaller competition is forced to raise prices.

Obama has revoked coal mining permits that have been in good standing for no apparent reason causing many union jobs to be lost? The purpose seems to be social engineering. If we end up having to import coal like we do oil do you believe that Chinese and Malaysian coal miners have more or less protection than our guys in West Virginia?

Obama said on CNBC that he wants to see gas at $4 a gallon. Obama has instituted an illegal offshore drilling ban which has lowered our domestic production 13%. The Obama Administration is in contempt of court for illegally keeping the ban in place. Many thousands of jobs have been lost. Would you “sweatshop” club people like to explain to the student body how much more protection Chinese, Mexican, Libyan etc. oil workers have over the United States?

Leftist professors would have you believe that they and the Democratic Party are interested in genuine class warfare. I am about to demonstrate to you that they are not.

Democrats have not been interested in taxing the genuinely rich and aren’t now. John Kerry made $5,072,000 in 2003 and had a total federal tax burden of 12.34%. The really fat rich enjoy a 16,000 page tax code that is filled with exceptions for them. Much of the income those like John and Teresa Kerry receive is defined as non-wage earnings or earnings that are not taxable at the wage earner rate. So even if the regular income tax rate was increased to 50% the percentage the Kerry’s would pay would only go up by a couple of percentage points.

Yet small business “sub-s corporations” (most domestic small businesses that have between 1-200 employees) would get creamed paying that same 50% rate. Small businesses do most of the hiring in this country. Would someone care to explain how you can claim to be for workers and against their employers?

The truth is that very few people make over $250k in taxable wages. Obama talks about taxing billionaires and millionaires, but the way the tax code works the wealth of these people is almost perfectly protected. If George Soros and the Kerry’s paid a percentage like small businesses must, who would fund the Tides Foundation and the left’s 527 groups?

As you may be aware, Google made $3.1 BILLION last year and had a federal tax burden of 2.4%. Google throws fund-raising galas for Obama and the Democrats and have given the Democrats massive donations. Where are the Democrats condemning the Google Corps of the world? Yet Obama has waged a rhetorical war against the Chamber of Commerce and who do they represent, you guessed it, most small and medium-sized domestic businesses.

Policies such as ObamaCare, tax increases, and other actions that cause regulatory uncertainty which causes the wealthy and the producers to stop moving their money domestically. They have the option of just parking it or investing it in China, all of which has the effect of transferring the tax burden away from the wealthy onto the working poor and middle class. Democrats are not interested in taxing the wealthy, they are interested in taxing the domestic producer class.

This brings us to Norton’s First Law: Big Business loves big government because big government taxes and regulates the small and medium-sized competition out of the competition.

This is why Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission is advocating lowering tax rates, lowering the corporate tax rate, and simplifying the tax code to encourage tax compliance and to encourage more wealth to come back home (so it at least can be taxed).

If you wonder why so many jobs have moved overseas and in some cases to places where governments are corrupt and workers are really exploited; now you are seeing the other side of the coin. The private sector and the jobs that go with it cannot be expected to pay for a government that costs $4 trillion a year and expect to remain competitive. If you want to see workers get treated better, start by making it more economical for jobs to come home.

Students, you can expect to see some respondents to call me names and attack me personally, but sticks and stones will not change the economic reality you have just opened your eyes to. As for the student’s in the club, I do not blame them either as it is likely they are victims of unethical academics who are interested in indoctrination and not a dispassionate search for the facts. The Preface has permission to print this letter.

Chuck Norton
IUSB ‘10
Former page two columnist for The Preface.

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Obama Administration: We will not enforce DOMA

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

What if a President Palin had behaved this way? Does anyone doubt that the elite media would be asking for her impeachment?

Calling the law unconstitutional he says he wont enforce it – LINK.  But wait, ObamaCare was declared unconstitutional and he is ignoring the ruling. His offshore drilling ban also unconstitutional and he ignores that and then ignores being held in contempt of court.

If it comes to the court ruling demanding the end of the offshore drilling ban he is ignoring which has resulted in a 13% drop in domestic oil production, the ruling finding O-Care unconstitutional he is ignoring, the uncalled for revocation of coal mining permits, the EPA now making “law” via abuse of the regulatory power in spite of the will of Congress, the FCC regulating the internet in spite of Congress and the courts telling them no, the refusal to enforce the Voting Rights Act when it comes to the Black Panthers and now this, what we are seeing the refusal by this president to recognize any limits on his power, be it the laws of Congress, the courts or even separation of powers.

This is also demonstrated by some of his judicial nominees such as Elana Kagan who wrote in a law review article that government should redistribute speech and that government has no interest in preserving a marketplace of ideas. In essence that government should pick whose and what speech is good for society.

He is abusing that regulatory power given by Congress, which is supposed to be used to make the laws Congress passes easy to comply with and understand, as a tool for social engineering.

Megyn Kelly comments:

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February Round Up Post II

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

Tons of news this much, too much to blog about individually but all important info so be sure to see February Round Up Post I as well!

I just finished February Round Up Post I and will be updating this post well into Friday.

>> Alaska state rep refuses TSA grope of her mastectomy scars, drives home from Seattle LINK. All I have to say is that who ever runs for the GOP nomination in ’12 will have no chance of victory unless he/she promises to deal with the TSA problem. If anyone wishes to debate the merits of TSA with me go ahead and try in the comments. Good luck, your going to need it.

>> Glenn Beck: FDR’s “New Deal” Agencies vs.  all of the new government agencies in just ObamaCare.

>> Planned Parenthood Campus Outreach: “Don’t try to use science or evidence. Science is not ultimate truth”

>>Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels with John Stossel on how ObamaCare mandates hurt Indiana.

>>Michael Reagan rips Chris Matthews for saying American’s have ‘limited memory’ for praise of Ronald Reagan. We all know that Chris Mathews mostly engages in mindless bomb throwing in a futile attempt to get ratings, but once in a while we tune in to see what hate TV is up to. 

>> Alex Jones Goes Insane About Justin Beiber. Jones is a nut-ball who is trying to create a cult of personality for himself by taking advantage of those just getting started in trying to get involved with politics. He is a conspiracy theorist who, like most effective cult of personality leaders, tells 2/3rds truth and 1/3 half truths and lies. So when you question them they always point to the 2/3 that is true. While he makes some good points in this VERY animated rant, it doesn’t take long before Jones is off in the stratosphere of cookdom.

>>Wow. Rush Limbaugh to Democrats: America Does Not Want What You Have to Offer! This is one of the best monologues I have heard from Rush in a while – LINK (Via Rightscoop). There is a reason why Rush has as many listener as the ABC, CBS and NBC Nightly News combined; except that Rush’s audience still grows and their is still shrinking.

>> Video: Prof. Niall Ferguson takes CNN’s Elliot Spitzer to school on Obama, Egypt, and how the elite media Got it wrongLINK. Walid Shoebat agrees with Prof Ferguson – LINK.

>> Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction LINK.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

>> Paul Ryan: I didn’t like ObamaCare but I didn’t walk out!:

>> MRC: Twice in 24 Hours, ABC IDs Michael Reagan as ‘Conservative,’ Ignores Ron Jr Being a LiberalLINK

>> History for Journalistic Dummies:

>> MEP Dan Hannan Letter of Warning To America

>>Krauthammer: Government by Regulation …shhhLINK.

>> People are fleeing some American citiesLINK.

>> James Cameron = Energy Hypocrite

>> Robert Redford = Energy Hypocrite

>>Arizona Muslim Found Guilty of Honor Killing Daughter – Elite Media Silent – LINK

>> Herat province — Afghanistan, Sep.2007: This 12-y-old girl has been given in a forced marriage and she faces violence by her husband everyday. Family violence and child marriage is common across Afghanistan and tens of women every month commit self-immolation to get rid of their desolation.

She says: “Please help me get divorce, next time he will kill me, he injured me with a knife.”

>> Daily Beast – 12 Reasons Obama Could Lose in ’12LINK. Usually Daily beast just has unsubstantiated opinion and personal attacks. I was shocked to see a piece that actually makes an argument.

>> A comprehensive list of tax hikes in ObamaCare LINK.

While I have my disagreements with Rand Paul on some issues, on this budget stuff he is spot on. – Editor

>> Rand Paul on David Letterman

>> Rand Paul on Fox & Friends

>> Rand Paul on Hannity

>> Rand Paul on George Stephanopoulos

>> Can Democracy be grafted into Islamic Countries. Andrew McCarthy makes an argument that in some cases the answer is noLINK.

>> Chevy to spend $40 million on carbon offsetsLINK. This will help make Al Gore even more filthy rich while producing nothing.

>> Greek Unions & Communists Throwing Firebombs at Police –  LINK. If you wanted to see a case against government trade unions this is it.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Young demonstrators hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country.

Police fired tear gas and flash grenades at protesters, blanketing parts of the city center in choking smoke. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators ran to side streets to take cover. A police officer was attacked and his uniform caught fire in the city’s main Syntagma Square, and his motorcycle was burned.

At least two people were injured and another three arrested. One group of rioting youths smashed paving stones in front of the central Bank of Greece, but there were no immediate reports of any serious damage.

More than 30,000 protesters attended the Athens rally, which had been calm before the clashes. Protesters chanting “Don’t obey the rich – Fight back!” marched to parliament as the city center was heavily policed. A brass band, tractors and cyclists joined the rally.

The rally was part of Greece’s first major labor protest this year as Prime Minister George Papandreou’s Socialist government faces international pressure to make more lasting cuts after the nation’s debt-crippled economy was rescued from bankruptcy by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

The 24-hour strike halted trains, ferries and most public transport across the country, and led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Athens International Airport. The strike also the closed the Acropolis and other major tourist sites.

State hospital doctors, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, lawyers and tax collectors joined school teachers, journalists and thousands of small businesses as more middle-class groups took part in the protest than have in the past. Athens’ main shopping district was mostly empty, as many small business owners shuttered their stores.

Unions are angry at the ongoing austerity measures put in place by the Socialist government in exchange for a euro110 billion ($150 billion) bailout loan package from European countries and the IMF.

>> US Gun Owners Purchased 14 million Guns Last YearLINK.

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Andrew Klavan: Stop Right Wing Hate!

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

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Are IUSB Anti Chick-Fil-A Activists Satanophobic?

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

Andrew Klavan shares his insight!

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Gov. Haley Barbour Touches the Other Third Rail of Politics

Posted by iusbvision on February 22, 2011

There is a a great deal of hypocrisy in politics. Too much.

For Democrats the hypocrisy is on more issues than I can list. They are “pro-choice” unless you want to pick what school your child goes to, want choice on forced union membership, want a toilet that holds more water, want to keep buying the Edison light bulb, want to have a powerful car without being punished and the list goes on. Democrats rail about Wall Street, big corporations and the super rich, but what they don’t want you to know is that these groups overwhelmingly fund an support Democrats. The simple truth is that most of the regulations and “social justice” imposed by the left creams small and medium sized domestic business while aiding large and international finance, banks and corporations [See our Corporatism and our Big Bizz Loves Big Govt categories for all the evidence you will ever need if you doubt it – Editor].

For both party’s a big one that sticks out is agricultural corporate welfare (this includes ethanol). For Republicans this type of corporate welfare runs into the face of the Republican brand. While natural disasters and other extreme shocks are a problem that government subsidies can deal with and it can be argued should, everyone knows that farm subsidies are out of control and go to those who for the most part do not need them.

The problem is that speaking this truth has always been considered political suicide in many farm states like Iowa and Indiana. Republicans are learning that the Tea Party, which enjoys support form women, Hispanics and cross pressured independents,  is here to stay and they are serious. Many believe that Americans are ready to have an adult conversation about these third rails. Democrats still consider government union over reach a third rail. Democrats are going to pay another price in ’12 by walking out to protect government unions that over reach, often get overpaid, often perform their duties poorly, are corrupt, and have gold plated benefits which they contribute little or nothing for.

Soon more Democrats are going to stand up for the taxpayers who are being fleeced by these government unions because Independents who are getting more and more informed are not going to have it any longer. The Republicans are noticing this too.

So Haley Barbour came out and told it to Iowans faces saying that the program “can’t be off limits” from reductions. This is a startling act of political courage and the fact that he isn’t already doomed to be ousted from politics is yet another indication that even farmers get it and are willing to have an adult conversation about these programs. We just cannot afford them.

We should not cut these programs off cold turkey as that would be an economic shock, but with the exception of the program to aid farmers who suffer natural disasters and other economic shocks, these programs need to be slowly but surely scaled back so that the industry can adjust.

[Editor’s Note – Tucker Carlson’s “The Daily Caller” has been on a roll lately. While the left might dismiss DC as partisan, the truth is that DC has never been afraid to point out GOP hypocrisy and dirty laundry. DC will not demean the conservative/traditional point of view like the elite media does and is willing to blatantly lie to do so. The DC is center/right but so are the American people. The journalism here is first rate and the article below is an example of it.]

The Daily Caller:

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour generally opposes government involvement in the economy, but like other potential Republican presidential candidates, he’s willing to make an exception when it comes to farm subsidies.

The federal government doled out about $20 billion to farmers last year, including some with net worth in the millions. Barbour made a trip to Iowa this week where he said he could support some kind of cut in those subsidies, but in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, the seven-year governor said he’s in favor of keeping the Depression-era welfare programs going.

“Some of them are very important,” Barbour told TheDC when asked if he supported taxpayer subsidies for farmers. “What we want to have in the United States is abundant food at a responsibly low price. To do that, we have to have an appropriately large supply of agricultural products. When sales volumes are good, prices are reasonable, there shouldn’t be any farm subsidies. But for natural reasons, nature, or what other countries are doing in terms of how they’re handling their markets, sometimes it is appropriate to have farm subsidies.”

Dating back to President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal,  farm subsidies guarantee farmers a bottom line price on their goods — a taxpayer-funded luxury many other industries lack.

The idea that the government should step into a marketplace to ensure prices are “reasonable” is anathema to the orthodox conservative view that markets work best left free from government interference. Republicans often tout a free, or lightly regulated market as the best method to distribute goods and services, but for Barbour, that principle does not apply to agriculture, which he says needs the government interference to function properly.

“What you want is to have policies that lead to ample supply and prices that yield good prices for the person at the grocery store but profits for the farmers,” Barbour said.

Barbour is not alone in straying from free market philosophy when discussing agribusiness. The Republican House budget bill passed last week that cut about $62 billion from current spending levels did not lay a finger on farm spending. Other candidates hinting at runs for the White House, including former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorumformer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, also support the flow of money to the nation’s farmers.

Many Republicans not only support the subsidies, they also benefit from them.

Perhaps most famously, Congressional Tea Party Caucus founder Rep. Michele Bachmann’s family farm received more than $250,000 in government subsidies over 11 years.

Barbour, however, has gone further than others toward support for cutting farm spending, saying in Iowa this week that the program “can’t be off limits” from reductions.

The reasons Republicans have trouble prying themselves away from government welfare programs for farming are varied. For starters, farming interests have a major footprint in the world of Washington lobbying. The American Farm Bureau has spent more than $60 million on lobbyists since 2000, and the farming interest groups donate mightily to both parties in each election cycle. Many of the most conservative members of the Republican House and Senate represent agriculture states, and bring in millions of federal dollars for their state in subsidies.

The state of Iowa, which plays a starring role in the presidential primary election each cycle because of its early primary schedule and relies heavily on federal subsidies, also makes it difficult for candidates like Barbour to come out against them.

But the support for the programs doesn’t stop candidates like Barbour from railing against government involvement in the economy.

“Every American knows that the last two years the government’s growth should have been on economic growth and job creation. It hasn’t been. The Obama stimulus bill stimulated more government, not more jobs in the private sector,” Barbour told TheDC. “We gotta understand, a bigger government means a smaller economy.”

Barbour added that he’s “thinking” of running for president and will make his decision sometime in April.

MM

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Prof. Niall Ferguson Blasts Obama and MSNBC on Egypt

Posted by iusbvision on February 22, 2011

Niall Ferguson is the kind of academic that one ideally thinks of when it comes to a first rate academic. He is a Senior Fellow at Harvard, Oxford and Stanford.

Niall Ferguson is brilliant and his credentials are second to none. He has no regard for sacred cows or political correctness. This makes sense because an academic should first be a truth teller who makes every effort to avoid putting on rose colored glasses.

Ferguson plays no favorites. He is happy to write for Newsweek, be a regular on MSNBC, and then feels perfectly comfortable telling accurate history and making analysis for Glenn Beck. No matter who Prof. Furguson is in front of he pulls no punches and tells things as they are to the best of his ability. This is exactly the kind of ethical courage and fortitude that every academic should strive for.

One quality that many good academics have is that they go out of their way to correct ignorance no matter who is spewing it. I understand Ferguson’s frustration with the Obama Administration and the State Department who sit back and get their analysis on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood completely wrong.  Prof. Ferguson cops a bit of an attitude when it comes to this because anyone who just does a few hours of history homework could tell Mika (or Obama) what Ferguson explains here.

The State Department is on the campus of George Washington University. If one studies far left academia and its myopic culture, one soon understands the State Department.

Prof. Ferguson took Mika to school when she challenged Ferguson saying that she thought Egypt was a success for the President. This is a great example of how far removed the elite media is from reality.

This is a must see video.

Ironically, what Prof. Ferguson says about what the Middle East thinks about the naivety of this administration mirrors what Donald Trump says that hid Chinese government contacts are telling him.

UPDATE – Walid Shoebat agrees with Prof Ferguson – LINK.

Prof. Ferguson has little tolerance for spin and nonsense. I am going to start reading his books.

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AWESOME VIDEO: CAIR Activist Confronts Allen West and ……

Posted by iusbvision on February 21, 2011

…lets just say he picked the wrong guy to try and intimidate and BS.

The elite media fears West. To say he is rhetorically gifted is an understatement. Having seen West in action in person the best way to describe his rhetorical ability is to mix Ronald Reagan and General Patton.

This is not something I say lightly or easily, but it happens to be the truth. West is so brilliant and so gifted that the White House is his for the taking. I have never said that about anyone before.

CAIR’s executive director Nezar Hamze confronts Allen West thinking he can intimidate and use PC pressure tactics, only to get schooled by Allen West on Islam and its history.

 

UPDATE – Better video of same incident. The fireworks start a 3:10 –  

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John Wayne on what he wanted most for his newborn daughter

Posted by iusbvision on February 20, 2011

Warning: If you are a progressive secular leftist this video will make blood shoot right out of your eyes.

 

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Gallup: Americans Say Reagan is Greatest President.

Posted by iusbvision on February 20, 2011

Gallup: Americans Say Reagan is Greatest President.

Ronaldvs Magnvs

Michael Reagan comments:

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Man Who Escaped Soviet Union Warns Students About What is Happening in America

Posted by iusbvision on February 20, 2011

I have known and/or talked to a several dozen people form Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Without exception all of them say similar things as what you will see here.

 

Boris Hoffman gave a rousing speech at the Eagle Forum of San Diego’s February meeting. Hoffman is an immigrant from Lithuania (a country formerly occupied by the now defunct USSR).

It always starts with leaders like Obama who promise justice and equality, but in the process the government gains more and more power and wait till you see what happens when you oppose them. It is very dangerous. It is not a joke.

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February News Roundup Part I

Posted by iusbvision on February 18, 2011

We have been a bit behind on blogging this month. Catching up by using a couple of mega-posts to catch up on the important stuff. There are lots of great updates here so be sure to scan through this carefully and be sure to catch our February News Roundup Part II.

>> Obama’s Cousin Dr. Milton Wolf says that Palin is right about ObamaCare.  – LINK.

>> Watts – New Evidence that mother nature deals with CO2 just fine. Also if all industrial activity stopped climate would still change – LINK:

>>Steve McIntyre presentation at the Heartland Climate Change and Economics Institute. This is a no miss video. – LINK.

>> Daily Caller – The new budget from the White House gives the GOP new opportunities.

The budget from the President contains levels of spending, debt and new taxes that are just reckless. The numbers are also fraudulent because the proposed budget assumes levels of economic growth that are not even close to realistic. You can see the official proposed and rather rosy rigged White House deficit numbers here – http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2012/assets/tables.pdf

Do these numbers look like the government living within its mean as President Obama said to you?

>> Daily Caller – First Drilling Company Files Bankruptcy as  Result of Obama Illegal Offshore Drilling Ban.

Keep in mind that we reported that the Obama Administration has been found in contempt of course for continuing to enforce the illegal offshore drilling ban. By the way the Daily Caller has been on a roll of great coverage lately and has become a must see daily along with the Washington Examiner.

>>Dale Petersen is running for President. I had a nice chat with one of his fund raisers at CPAC. I will discuss more of that later. This guy is a long shot to be sure, but there is certainly more depth to him than a few great TV ads.

>>Gallup: More Americans Now Pro-Life than Pro-Abortion for the First Time.

>>Daily Caller – Obama signs into law new Food Regulation Bill passed during the lame duck session at Christmas while you weren’t looking.

This bill is a gargantuan power grab that drives up food prices and sticks it to smaller companies and farms. This bill is Norton’s First Law in action: Big business loves big government because big government taxes and regulates the small and medium sized competition out of the competition.

You “liberals” who claim to oppose corporatism, I am waiting for you to speak up because this is yet another in a long list of examples of Democrats being in big corporations back pocket.

>> Tea Party Express Takes on Senator Lugar:

>> America’s worst speed traps LINK.

>> Prof. William Jacobson at Cornell dissects the Shirley Sherrod nuisance lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart. Mark Levin Comments:

>> Accuracy in Media interviews Donald Rumsfeld on his book and media bias.

Rumsfeld talks about the WMD issue. The weapons inspectors found active and static WMD programs some of which could be producing mass weapons in six months and some programs would be producing within five years. Saddam was suppose dto give all of this up. We invaded in 2003 well five years later was 2008. So what would terrorists now be armed with if Saddam was not removed?: 

>> Bill O’Reilly Budget Plan for America – “It is embarrassing that the President’s own debt commission says he is not doing nearly enough to solve the financial crisis…” : 

>> WOW – Laurie Dhue was a functioning alcoholic for 10 years! Tells all to Geraldo! Sober for 4 years! May come back to Fox News!!

>> GOOD NEWS – The House passed 61 Billion in real spending cuts today and repealed excessive and poorly designed regulations from several industries including coal. The regulatory power is granted by Congress for the purpose of making the laws Congress passes easy to understand and follow, it was never designed for social engineering nor was it intended to be used to allow the executive to legislate on its own and buck the will of Congress.

>> File this under awesome: The House has voted 244-179 to kill $13 million in U.S. funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The House no longer wishes to have the IPCC prepare its climate assessment. GOP lawmakers said IPCC scientists were guilty of manipulating data and destroying evidence to promote their global warming views. (H/T Gregory Hilton)

>> By a 235 to 189 margin, the House of Representatives has just voted to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio and PBS. They have been receiving $420 million from the government. They are all responsible for blatant bias against conservatives. (H/T Gregory Hilton).

>> Liz Trotta Rips Anderson Cooper’s Egypt Coverage!

>> State Rep. Robert Hagen (D-OH) has just called a black tea party member “Buckwheat,” but says it is not a racial slur. Tom Spaulding wants to test his claim: “Let’s have Hagan take a midnight stroll in poor urban areas and call the black people he meets ‘Buckwheat’. Let him explain that he’s been using the phrase ‘since he was a kid’ and it ‘has no racial connotation’”. State Sen. Jake Knotts (R-SC) referred to Gov. Nikki Haley as a “towelhead” on a comedy show.  (Via Gregory Hilton)

>> Tucker Carlson:  Politically Correct (read not accurate) pro-Islamic bias being introduced to public school text books.

I have high school aged relatives and it amazes me how much leftist secular/anti-western culture attitude change propaganda gets into these text books, much of it can be debunked with common academic and public records resources. In many of these texts Ronald Reagan’s name is not even mentioned in the sections covering the end of the Cold War; I just graduated with a new degree in 2010 and that particular bias was in my class material. Fortunately the young PhD. candidate teaching the class allowed me to give a lecture on the Cold War as I was the only one in the room old enough to remember it.

>> Geert Wilders on the expatriating of Jihadists from Europe.

Most people here in the USA havce no idea how the situation in Europe has evolved. Many European countries including Sweden, England, Germany, France, and Holland have “state within a state” jihadist enclaves where militant Islamists have such control that not even the police are not safe to enter. The violence has reached incredible levels. Such violence includes Islamic rape gangs that act with near impunity, honor killings, and female genital mutilation. The militants have masterfully used their lawyers to manipulate the Euro left and the hate speech laws to make it virtually illegal to even criticize what is going on.  Polls in England show that 28% of Muslims were willing to tell a pollster that they supported and/or were sympathetic to the cause of the 9/11 hijackers and the subway bombers. Many also are willing to tell a pollster that they want to do away with democracy, and force sharia law and the caliphate upon Europe.  

>> Congress in bipartisan push to reverse Obama’s ban on re-importation of M-1 Garand antique rifles.

Ahh yes I remember the campaign. I remember when Obama said that he supported the Second Amendment and how he promised not to get in the way of hunters, collectors and those who wanted to have a gun for legitimate self defense. I remember how he hired that actor to get in target shooting garb to praise him. I remember how he lectured us all on how he supported gun rights and firearm enthusiasts. I also remember how he opposed a law in Illinois that would allow you to defend yourself in your own home. I also remember how he answered several firearms policy questionnaires and I remember how he was against Heller before he was for it. I also remember how right after he was elected he started hiring hard core anti-gun (BATF Chief) and anti-hunting (OIRA Director) activists.  But what can I say, but WE TOLD YOU SO.

The excuse was that these rifles are too dangerous…. but no one in the Administration would go on the record stating so. “Asked why the M1’s pose a threat, the State Department spokesman referred questions to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF representatives said they would look into the question Monday afternoon, but on Wednesday they referred questions to the Justice Department. DOJ spokesman Dean Boyd referred questions back to the State Department” – LINK.

These rifles are NOT the choice of criminals by a long shot. The M1 Garand rifle is very long, heavy, fires ammo that is very expensive, it has an antique loading mechanism that only holds eight bullets, it is not a rapid fire weapon and if the proper training is not obeyed EVERY time the weapon is loaded/unloaded its feeding mechanism can  easily leave you with a broken thumb or finger.

Let me show you what I mean: 

Here is the good news from the NRA: 

>> Video release of the loon that tried to firebomb Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) home.

>> Todd Palin at Iron Dog Race in Alaska. He is a four time champion.

>> Attention Journalism Majors – See why veteran unemployment is higher than the national average

>> Daily Caller – China moves to stamp out “Jasmine Revolution” LINK.

>> Food Prices going up at 150% inflation rate. And some elite media reporters said that Sarah Palin was nuts when she predicted this. LINK.

>> Six Reasons why USA is Only the Ninth Most Free Economy in the World LINK.

>> Obama Was Against Health Care Mandate in Campaign

>> Democrats having a fit over House investigations into Obama Administration lack of transparency. This is a subject we have covered many times. He promised the most transparent administration and has the least transparent since Nixon.  – LINK.

>> Gallup: GOP Image Highest Since 2005LINK.

>> Book Glamorizing Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert Near BorderLINK.

>> Radicalized Muslim Cleric Arrested Sneaking into USALINK.

>> Disaster: Obama to raise ethanol in gas to 15%. Ethanol gives you lower gas mileage, eats automotive seals, breaks down into water and varnish in a few weeks if your car sits, is environmentally backwards, this will drive up food prices, it is expensive, the taxpayers subsidize it and most cars made before 2006 aren’t designed to handle it. HotAir.com has more details.

>> Newt all over the place on ethanol and global warming. His positions change depending on who he is in front of and I witnessed that at CPAC. Newt is brilliant, but like Mit Romney it seems he just wants it too badly. LINK. Gov. Daniels is pro-ethanol and has been consistent in that view. Of course he is from Indiana so what do you expect? Of course Mitch is wrong about the issue on the merits and he almost certainly knows it. Economically and logistically ethanol is a nightmare, but opposing it politically in this state may be as well and the same goes for Iowa. Mitch is truly an economic genius so I cannot believe he does not understand this.

>> Judge Vinson – ObamaCare is unconstitutional. Judge uses Obama’s own words in the ruling LINK.

>> Media Bias – Washington Post has no coverage for March for Life but gives 48 paragraphs to leftist Ingrate Ron Reagan Jr. who attack his dead father Presidnet Reagan. LINK. ABC gives 24 minutes of network news coverage of his nook in five days. What nooks gets that much network face time? – LINK. You have heard us use the term “attitude change propaganda” before well I have just given you two examples of it. Loyal son Michael Reagan responds with a simple statement, “My brother was an embarrassment to my father when he was alive, now he is an embarrassment to my mother”.

>> Jeff Sessions: Economic policy that is stuck in reverse LINK.

>> Mark Levin: Obama is NOT moderating. Has Obama called off his lawyers when it comes to ObamaCare, Texas EPA regs, illegal offshore drilling ban, suing Arizona etc. NOPE. Must see video – LINK.

>> OK this was sort of obvious but it is always good to have the evidence – Obama Justice Department Colluded with ACLU to Attack Arizona’s SB 1070 According to Documents Uncovered by Judicial WatchLINK.

>> New York Democrats indicted on voter fraud charges. Elite media yawns. LINK.

>> Reagan on the dictator of Libya:

>> Dramatic Video: Mom Lashes Out At “Scumbag” Judge That Was Found Guilty Of Sending Kids To Jail For Payola

>> O’Reilly and Bernard Goldberg on CNN’s softball interview with George Soros:

>> Texas will soon pass a new law allowing concealed carry on campus:

Many students are too young to remember, but I remember very well when only a few states in the union allowed concealed carry. Every time a new state changed the law to get more constitutionally correct the left warned that there would be shootouts right and left and that average people would be snapping at the drop of a hat. Well it hasn’t happened. In fact states who have passed such laws saw almost all crime including gun crime drop. While England and Australia passed gun bans their crime and gun crime rates when up sharply. A gun is a great equalizer and if citizens do not have them the law of the land starts to look more like the law of the jungle.

Here in Indiana as many as 1 in 12 carries a concealed handgun. How often do you hear of issues involving people with legal guns? Most citizens who are unaware of the gun culture such as the young lady who made those rather uninformed comments in the video have no idea that they are surrounded by armed people much of the time. Of course now some courts are enforcing the bill of rights on public property more and more. With Heller and the other recent rulings involving the Second Amendment expect courts to be more sympathetic to the issue of self defense. Utah has already passed a similar law for schools and it has been a success.

As I have stated before, I believe that some far left professors lack the judgment and temperament to have access to a firearm. Fortunately most of the left will not take advantage of such laws anyways.

>> Rumsfeld: “I think [Obama] has made a practice of trying to apologize for America” LINK

>> UK – Four Islamist men slashed teacher’s face and left him with fractured skull ‘for teaching other religions to Muslim girls’LINK

>> Hillary: “Israel’s settlements illegitimate“. We pointed out that Obama hired some hard core antisemites to serve on his campaign and as advisors. This is exactly the type of thing that Joe Biden promised would not happen.

>> Ann Coulter says that Sarah Palin should not run for President because it would be a step down for her. It would be like Rush Limbaugh running for President.

This may seem silly to the politically unsavvy, but think about it.  Palin has a bully pulpit that is bigger than Obama’s. She can get legislation changed with a Tweet or a Facebook note. She is the fund raiser and king maker in chief. And she can mobilize the base after an election to keep members of Congress and even a President honest.

>> Barry Rubin: NPR is not journalism it is a political warfare operation – LINK.

>> Pamela Geller: “honor killings” on the increase in the West – 

>> MSNBC: Oil Companies Make Sure Our Air is Polluted

Where do they find these whack jobs. Oh wait I know, radicalized college campus’

Stay Tuned for February News Roundup Part II

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Greatest Political Art of our Lifetime

Posted by iusbvision on February 18, 2011

http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/page/view_search/379

http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/pdf_file/379/forgottenman-lowres.pdf

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Pinhead Academic: Ban ROTC from Campus

Posted by iusbvision on February 18, 2011

Normally I do not like name-calling or mocking someone unless one has tried to use substance and genuine argument first. There are some cases where what is spoken by some far left academics is so painfully dumb and foolish in the worst extreme, that it does not merit serious refutation (although we are going to give you some). This is such a case.

Parents and student’s need to know that pin-heads like this guy are praised on campus. They are given access to your kids without any attempt to balance the conversation in almost all cases.

Allow me to introduce you to Colman McCarthy. The Washington Post describes him thusly:

Colman McCarthy, a former Post columnist, directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington and teaches courses on nonviolence at four area universities and two high schools.

Frightening.

Here is a sample of McCarthy’s work:

I sat down with Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who had retired two years earlier after serving 35 years as the university’s president. Graciously, he invited me to lunch at the campus inn. During our discussion, he took modest pride at having raised more than a billion dollars for Notre Dame, and expressed similar feelings about the university’s ROTC program. More than 700 student-cadets were in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Few universities, public or private, had a larger percentage of students in uniform then. The school could have been renamed Fort Hesburgh.

When I suggested that Notre Dame’s hosting of ROTC was a large negative among the school’s many positives, Hesburgh disagreed. Notre Dame was a model of patriotism, he said, by training future officers who were churchgoers, who had taken courses in ethics, and who loved God and country. Notre Dame’s ROTC program was a way to “Christianize the military,” he stated firmly.

I asked if he actually believed there could be a Christian method of slaughtering people in combat, or a Christian way of firebombing cities, or a way to kill civilians in the name of Jesus. Did he think that if enough Notre Dame graduates became soldiers that the military would eventually embrace Christ’s teaching of loving one’s enemies?

It gets worse, he proceeds to tell how soldiers are dumb and academically sub-standard. Of course this has been proved incorrect as the military on average has higher  education than the public at large.

Colman McCarthy obviously knows little about Christianity as well. There is such a thing as a just war doctrine. It is a neighborly thing to rescue people from a brutal dictator and if he had read his prophecy he would know that Jesus is returning with a sword and its no more Mr. Nice Savior:

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39 NASB)

And

American King James Version
Then said he to them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his money: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

Jesus does not advocate violence, but recognizes that at times it is necessary. Jesus said that if you live by the sword you die by the sword, but also said that it is better to be naked than unarmed, defenseless. Clearly Jesus is making the just use of violence clear, self-defense, just war, bearing arms as a deterrent are justified. Brutality makes right is not.

In case you are not convinced, Jonah Goldberg and master historian Dr. Victor Davis Hanson provide the scholarly take-down.

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Dr. Sowell: The U.S. economy likely to decline in the long run. The private sector cannot prosper against the onslaught of government largess.

Posted by iusbvision on February 18, 2011

The video is of Dr. Thomas Sowell who is likely the greatest and most published economist alive. He is a free market guy so this is why you may not have heard of him. The use of Dr. Sowell’s materials is virtually banned at IUSB  so do not expect to see him in class. The left is very hostile to Dr. Sowell especially because he is a black free market economist.

Via The Daily Caller:

Dr. Sowell appeared on Wednesday night’s “The Kudlow Report,” on CNBC to promote his book, “Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to Economics.” Host Larry Kudlow asked Sowell about the current outlook and his long-term predictions for the economic system as a whole in the United States. The senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution replied that politics plays into the answer.

I have never seen Dr. Sowell so concerned. As some of the good economists have said, this recession is different. Combine that with the fact that government has so effectively chased wealth out of the country and undermined economic confidence that unless we change government culture permanently and do it soon the United States may be done as an economic super power.

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Wind power isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011

In the winter a little ice can…….

Hat Tip Fausta.

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Progressivism Unrestrained: 9 of the top 10 jobless metro areas are in California.

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011

As Governor Rick Perry of Texas has told us, 151 companies left California and moved to Texas in last year alone.

The recent census data shows us that people are voting with their feet. They are leaving progressive states and moving to “right to work” states.

Via Verum Serum:

Nine of the top 10 metro jobless rates in the nation are California, and seven are in California’s Central Valley:

  • El Centro, CA – 29.3% (east of San Diego near border with Mexico)
  • Yuma, AZ – 26.7%
  • Yuba City, CA – 17.8%
  • Merced, CA – 16.3%
  • Stockton, CA – 16.3%
  • Modesto, CA – 16.2%
  • Visalia-Porterville, CA – 15.9%
  • Fresno, CA – 15.7%
  • Palm Coast, FL – 15.5%
  • Hanford – Corcoran, CA – 15.0%

Hat Tip Hotair.com!

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Reason Magazine Reminds Us: Support and Keep an Eye on our Republicans.

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011

Reason Magazine makes a good point. So far so good but we need to stay vigilant. The attacks on Republicans in the elite media are going to be grotesque. The sob stories about small cuts that are labeled draconian will be commonplace.

Support means just that. Send members who work to keep promises checks. Lobbyists don’t contribute much to those who cut spending so they will be paying a lot to the opposition. YOU need to send our members of Congress campaign money starting NOW. The public sector unions are already fund raising. Send five or ten dollars a month to your favorites. Send money to FreedomWorks, YAF, LI, Heritage Foundation etc. Also send money to the RNC. Becoming a member of your local, state and federal party gives you a voice. Make that voice count and it counts a LOT more even if there is a measly $25 dollars behind it.

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Dodge Truck Runs on 100% Water

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011

Using moderate power these gents have found a way to convert water to H H O. H H O pumps H2 and O2 into the engine. This acts like NitrisOxide without the Nitrogen.

The concept is quite simple and the car companies have prototypes of similar systems. These gents have found a cheap, lower power way to do this which is what makes it so special. I just hope that this is not some kind of fraud.

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White House: Stimulus Goals Have Been Met …

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011

Denial?

Watch the video at Real Clear Politics. – LINK.

Is there any regard for reality in D.C. ?

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IUSB Vision Editor Chuck Norton Featured on Leadership Institute’s Front Page

Posted by iusbvision on February 17, 2011

This is very exciting!

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/News/?NR=5409

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