Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Missing Media Label For Obama's Presidency

President Obama repeatedly claims to know nothing about scandals, blames others for problems and has failed to achieve most of his stated goals. If he were a Republican, what do you think the press would call him?
When a reporter asked in a two-part question whether Obama had been "caught by surprise" by the mushrooming scandal at the VA, Obama ignored it.
It was a good question. The White House had earlier claimed that Obama only learned about attempts at VA hospitals to falsify records and hide chronic delays after reading about it in the newspaper, despite mounting evidence that he must have, or should have, known long before. Obama did, after all, promise repeatedly to fix the VA when he ran for president in 2008.
Yet neither the reporter nor anyone else in the room insisted that Obama answer it.

Racism In America

This great black man hits the nail on the head.  I wish other leaders would embrace this attitude instead of promoting the idea that the condition in which some blacks find themselves is the fault of someone else. The fact is that the liberalization of government over the years and subsequent liberal policies/programs have in effect enslaved a large number of blacks to federal government handouts.  That is the fault of the government.  Blinded by their own arrogance finding fault with their own policies/programs is impossible.  Blaming others is the liberal/progressive way.  http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/05/thomas-sowell/all-your-problems-are-due-to-other-people/ 

And this black woman, too.  Quote: "There is nothing more disheartening and infuriating than to witness the continual destruction of the black family as a result of liberal policies. There are many able bodied black Americans that have tremendous talent that is being wasted.  Democrats would rather these talented individuals remain dependent on the government so they spread division, lies and inflamed hearts with charges of racism.  The constant drum beat of claims of racism coming from white Democrats should reveal for anyone listening what they really think about black Americans."    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/what_white_democrats_really_think_about_black_americans.html

This item elaborates on the "racism" which is so very evident in the Attorney General.  For him to suggest that people who disagree with the President on policy grounds really just disagree with him because he is black.  That is an insult.  As I have already said for him to say such a thing suggests that he is a racist.  His "rants" do not contribute in any way to promoting good relations between the races.  In fact, they hurt the very cause he claims to support.   http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/17/Holder-Americans-Opposed-to-Obama-s-Fundamental-Transformation-Guilty-of-Quiet-Prejudice

The depths to which the progressive/leftist have fallen is stunning.  Comments like these are disgusting and unethical and more than anything incite racism.   http://eaglerising.com/6342/democrat-calls-republicans-racist-republican-calls/

Quote:  "By defining diversity as something that is good, despite no evidence that it actually produces anything other than grievance mongering, the left attempts to encourage racial animosity and division for their own political ends and personal gain."   http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/19/center-american-progress-demands-sustainable-racism-education/

But they don't talk about these types of law breaking.   http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/white-family-stalked-pummeled-by-black-mob/

A most legitimate point of view    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/michelle_obamas_racially_skewed_version_of_history.html

Unbelievable liberal hutzpah.    http://eaglerising.com/6360/liberal-white-guy-lectures-ben-carson-racism/

What a despicable specimen.   http://dailysurge.com/2014/05/video-al-sharpton-defends-history-hate-one-jew/

A comedian's take on  racism.   http://www.westernjournalism.com/comedian-goes-awesome-rant-medias-obsession-race/

Anyone regardless of color or political philosophy can be a racist if, in fact, that is what they are.  Being a progressive, liberal or Democrat does not carry with it an automatic exemption them from being racist.

George Burns

Veterans, The VA And Senate Democrats

Unbelievable! Liberal Democrats reveal their true values.  They gladly give taxpayer handouts to many who have done little or nothing for themselves or others while denying critical care to our war veterans, many of whom, in our behalf, suffered great harm, even death.  It is a foretaste of what is considered theirs and the President's signature piece of legislation, Obamacare.  Tragic how they have a grossly misguided view of the future of America.  Quote:  "What we can take away from this is that the targets of the government benevolence, at least in Senate Democrats’ eyes, are becoming more defined.  Unlike the voting bloc of millions of government dependents that Democrats champion with fierce rhetoric, our brave veterans are actually entitled to healthcare benefits that they have earned, and they and their families deserve justice for being wrongfully denied those benefits."  http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/senate_democrats_declare_war_on_vets.html  

This items continues the theme.  Quote: "26 hospitals are under investigation now.  This is a massive systemic crisis, not the work of a few low-level rogue employees.  And the people in charge of the system are trying to evade accountability by boasting of everything the VA has done right – as if the core accusation here is that Barack Obama and Eric Shinseki don’t personally care enough about veterans, so all they’ve got to do is talk up a few accomplishments to demonstrate their compassion, while the sand of outrage runs out of the public’s hourglass."   And here:  Obama is "...not going to admit that veterans need to flee from a single-payer medical system to escape brutal and corrupt rationing and get the care they need.  Unless he’s really backed up against the wall, Obama’s not going to do anything that reminds Americans of the uncomfortable similarities between these secret VA waiting lists and the ObamaCare death panels awaiting them.  His “signature achievement” is in bad enough shape as it is; ObamaCare will not survive any further ideological body blows.  It’s also not helpful to the ObamaCare cause for the VA story to settle into the public mind as an example of Big Government ineptitude and dishonesty."    http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/23/democrats-try-to-run-out-clock-on-va-scandal/

Here is another take.  It makes clear the ultimate travesty of the consequential policies/programs favored by liberals/progressives and their badly misguided priorities.  Following their best elitist practices they say one thing but do another.  Makes you want to cry.   http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/23/how-america-treats-illegal-aliens-vs-veterans/  

George Burns

Monday, May 26, 2014

On the “Memorare” of Memorial Day And the Admonishment to Remember

Memorial Day, for many, means the beginning of Summer. To others, it is a day off to shop. But, as I am sure you really know Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have died in the service of this country. Thoughts based on two words from a day like this: Memorial and Monument. 
The word “memorial” comes from the Latin Memorare which is in an  imperative meaning: “Remember!” So, Memorial Day is “Remember! Day.” To remember something is to allow it to be present to our mind and heart so that we are grateful, sober, aware and different.
This is a day to remember that there are men and women who have died so that you and I could live with greater security, justice and peace. May these fallen soldiers rest in Peace. We owe them a debt of gratitude and our prayers. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees

here are already more than 101 million working age Americans that are not employed and 20 percent of the families in the entire country do not have a single member that has a job.  So what in the world are we going to do when robots start taking millions upon millions more of our jobs? Thanks to technology, the balance of power between employers and workers in this country is shifting dramatically in favor of the employers.  These days, many employers are wondering why they are dealing with so many human worker "headaches" when they can just use technology to get the same tasks done instead.  When you replace a human worker with a robot, you solve a whole bunch of problems.  Robots never take a day off, they never get tired, they never get sick, they never complain, they never show up late, they never waste time on the Internet and they always do what you tell them to do.  In addition, robotic technology has advanced to the point where it is actually cheaper to buy robots than it is to hire humans for a vast variety of different tasks.  From the standpoint of societal efficiency, this is a good thing.  But what happens when robots are able to do just about everything less expensively and more efficiently than humans can?  Where will our jobs come from?


AdTech Ad Obama Signs Executive Order To Legalize BLM’s Land Grabs

n yet another turn of events indicative of Obama’s tactics, the Commander-in-Chief has stooped to issuing yet another Executive Order in order to bypass Congress. The order, as so many before it, was in no way a change to the executive branch as it ultimately legalized the BLM’s authority to snatch private land.
A press release recently disclosed by U.S. Congressman Rob Bishop shows that he was able to find 14 missing pages from an internal Department of Interior (DOI) that had miraculously disappeared. Those pages revealed the slithering snake that Obama truly is and the lows he’s willing to stoop to get his way.


How Education ‘Reform’ Serves Everyone But Our Kids

It’s the quintessential tragedy of education reform today. Paychecks – not children – are the golden ticket of a movement that has been hijacked by consultants and experts with years of business experience yet none in the classroom. Bureaucrats and reformers talk a big game about closing achievement gaps, raising high school graduation rates, and improving accountability and performance mechanisms for school districts and classrooms. Yet they fail to deliver when the time comes to put visions into workable, applicable plans. Paychecks are cashed while schools are shuttered and children are left holding the textbooks, unable to read them.
For a case in point, look at Newark, New Jersey, where massive philanthropic gifts have done nothing to stem budget shortfalls, school closures and teacher layoffs. Just this week, The New Yorker released a 12-page expose on Cory Booker’s vision for Newark Public Schools. Consistently one of the most underperforming school districts in the country, Newark has been in immense need of transformational reform for years. Booker, a national advocate for school choice, sought help from an unlikely source – CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, who pledged $100 million with a requirement for matching funds to enact Booker’s plan.


VA Scandal Shows How Government Works

I had to go to the local department of driver services office for a driver’s license renewal this week. While the lady I dealt with was quite helpful and completed the renewal in less than five minutes, I first had to wait nearly two hours.  There were about fifty people waiting and at various times either two or three people working to help them. A normal business would have more employees to help the customers because in a normal business more customers is a good thing. With government in charge, it makes no difference and that is the problem.
In a for-profit business, serving customers are how one makes money and it is important to keep customers happy. Customers do not like waiting, so businesses work hard to avoid excessive waiting by the customers. They do this in order to make more profit. Government agencies do not have a profit motive. The workers and supervisors have no reason to care about their “customers” except their own pride in doing a good job or perhaps hope of a promotion.


VA scandal: Why hasn't anyone been fired yet?

Timeline: The story behind the VA scandal

Everything you need to know about the VA — and the scandals engulfing it


Just A Tiny Bit Of What Our Leftist Secular Humanist Culture Has Wraught

Kids this young learned this stuff from a permissive culture fostering anything goes.  Morality is not inherent in progressivism.  To them morality is whatever you decide it is - everything is relative.  This behavior on the part of the perpetrators and the harm done to the victim will haunt them for the rest of their lives.  http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/girl-10-raped-on-by-brother-sister-team/

A follow up to the first item.  This is the consequence of extreme leftist policies which promote every thing goes.  Our schools are corrupt, entertainment media is corrupt, PC culture makes it nearly impossible to have anything close to an intelligent discussion about anything the left promotes.  There is much more to add.  But I ask you to pray for these little kids who have been robbed of childhood because of the rotten culture the leftist have imposed on us.   http://godfatherpolitics.com/15663/rape-10-yr-old-girl-school-product-liberal-education-system/ 

Christianity if forbidden but Islam must be accepted.  You will not believe this.  It is a sign that our progressive, secular humanistic culture is giving in to Islam while it tosses out Christianity.    http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/judges-ok-decision-to-order-police-to-attend-mosque/   They will be sorry.  Just take a look at what is happening in Europe.  

This provides a brief view of how Muslims treat women.  This man killed his wife and claims he was justified in doing so.  The welcoming arms of the liberal left and Obama's open collaboration with them gives credence to their cause.   http://www.westernjournalism.com/n-y-muslim-says-justified-killing-wife-cooking/

The Progressive's politically correct culture gave us this horrible situation.  http://personalliberty.com/black-gay-sycophants-deconstructing-america/ 

George Burns

You Will Not Believe Obama's Latest Group On Which To Blame His Failures

It worked for his predecessors.  Why not him?  Both he and Harry Reid need to put a mirror in front of their faces.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/23/obama-blames-structural-design-congress-gridlock/

This woman is a disgusting, lying you know what.  Anyway, if Obama can do it do so can she.  What a disgusting leftist group we have in Washington.  http://www.westernjournalism.com/guess-pelosi-blames-va-scandal-hint-obama/

This man is also disgusting.  But at least he is retiring thank goodness.   http://www.westernjournalism.com/rockefeller-implies-gop-racist-oppose-obamacare/

This man is a disgrace.  What real leader fosters discord civil unrest?  He is suppose to represent all the people.  But using his usual politics of division he does the opposite.   http://eaglerising.com/6362/president-obama-says-republicans-arent-patriotic/  

And this is what he says about the Constitution which as President he as sworn to defend and uphold.  Once again he proves that he is a disgrace.   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/obama_unhappy_with_americas_constitutional_balance_of_powers.html 

This item highlights just another in a long list of demonstrated incompetence.   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/ohoh_here_comes_another_crisis_for_obama.html

There may be some who disagree with me and claim is misrepresent the facts.  If so, please tell me where I am wrong.

George Burns

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Can We Trust Monsanto with Our Food?


The World Food Prize laureates for 2013 were announced in June. They are Marc van Montagu, Mary-Dell Chilton and Rob Fraley. These scientists played seminal roles, together with the late Jeff Schell, in developing modern plant molecular modification techniques. Fraley is chief technology officer of Monsanto. Chilton is a Distinguished Science Fellow at Syngenta. Montagu founded Plant Genetic Systems (now part of Bayer CropScience) and CropDesign (today owned by BASF).
Scratch the blogosphere and you’ll be dumbfounded by this award. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) produced by big ag-biotech companies are responsible for farmer suicides in India. Monsanto sues farmers who didn’t plant biotech seeds, but had a bit of pollen blown into their fields. U.S. wheat farmers are facing bankruptcy because GM wheat was discovered growing in Oregon. A quick search on YouTube turns up these top hits: "Seeds of death: unveiling the lies of GMOs," "Horrific new studies in GMOs, you're eating this stuff!!" and "They are killing us—GMO foods."



65 Health Risks of GM Foods

The World According to Monsanto GMO Documentary 

Seeds Of Death - Full Movie 

Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee

On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their party is threatened: denigrate the investigation as it unfolds and obstruct it as much as possible.
Thus, it was completely unsurprising that even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed five colleagues to the panel she dismissed the need for it. “The Republican obsession with Benghazi has not been about the victims, the families or the country,” she insisted, adding that it is “not necessary” to participate in a “partisan exercise once again.”


Scandals - Sure Is Getting Tiresome

A summary overview of the scandals facing President Obama and his administration.   By the way he had no idea that any of them existed until he learned it from the media.  Incompetence, Ignorance, or Lying through his teeth?  http://www.mrconservative.com/2014/05/41416-2-videos-summarize-obamas-scandals-perfectly/

In an interview regarding problems with the IRS the president said “I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next play”.  If that were true there would not be so many fumbles, especially serious ones like the IRS, Benghazi and now the VA.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/03/not-even-smidgen-corruption-obama-downplays-irs-other-scandals/  and here:   http://www.westernjournalism.com/new-proof-of-extensive-irs-scheme/

The IRS scandal is heating up again.  But you would not know it if you follow the mainstream news outlets.    http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/house-sends-subpoena-eric-holder-irs-scandal-big-three-nets-refuse-report

A little insight into the latest scandal at the VA.   http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/quiz-how-dumb-does-obama-think-we-are-20140520   The president finally addressed the VA scandal, well sort of.    http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/21/obama-delivers-his-standard-damage-control-statement-on-the-va-scandal/   And here is a short item summarizing why Obama has to deal with this scandal.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/21/krauthammer-president-obama-cant-run-away-from-va-scandal/    and here. 

Much is already known about the Benghazi scandal.   Here is an assessment.    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/378292/benghazi-constructs-victor-davis-hanson   Consider this: 


While this brief piece is probably not a scandal, it is scandalous.   http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/18/you-probably-never-noticed-this-fee-on-your-electric-billbut-it-raised-40-billion-now-wait-until-you-hear-what-the-govt-did-with-it/

Don't tell me that there is another scandal brewing...sure is getting tiresome.   This regards the government's recent selling of its GM shares.  Did it know about the looming massive recall?  If so, that is a crime.  Quote:  "It would appear that something like that happened when the federal government sold GM shares to the public. In the private sector, it would be time to call in the criminal defense lawyers."   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/did_the_obama_administration_defraud_purchasers_of_gm_shares.html

George Burns

Dirty Politics

This is how Obama plays the game.  He is good at it.   http://survivalbackpack.us/obama-syndicate-assaulting-americans-every-angle/

This item reviews some of the unethical people who work for or used to work for the President who himself is widely regarded as unethical.   Quote:  " In all of these cases, politics trumped ethics. Because Mr. Obama professed that he was on the side of the proverbial people, administrators assumed that they had a blank check to do or say what they wished without much media audit. The mystery is not whether some administration officials were incompetent or unethical or both, but whether there are any left who are not."   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/21/hanson-obamas-ethical-vacuum/

Political operatives think the law applies to us, not to them.   http://www.teaparty.org/dem-mayor-helped-sebelius-push-obamacare-charged-fraud-42424/

George Burns

Friday, May 23, 2014

Obama Administration Just Got Caught in a Massive Lie ...

The LA Times has been as friendly as possible to the Obama administration, but they can't ignore this. Today they broke the story that another massive lie around Obamacare has been told to the Congress and the American people. As you know "If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan" was ranked as the biggest lie of the year by the Washington Post.  Well here comes an early contender for this year's award.
The Republicans have been accusing the Obama administration of building into Obamacare an insurance plan for the insurance companies. A bailout if the insurance companies lost money under Obamacare. Their claim was that in the law was something called the temporary risk corridor program. Under that Republicans said the administration had allowed themselves a way to take tax dollars and bailout an insurance company that lost money. But the administration and the Democrats have denied that. Apparently the administration and the Democrats had been telling the truth...and didn't like it.
The LA Times reports that late last week hundreds of pages of new regulations were added to Obamacare. Their reporters went through it and found a few key paragraphs. The change in regulations essentially provides insurers with another backup: If they keep rate increases modest over the next couple of years but lose money, the administration will tap federal funds as needed to cover shortfalls. This could be hundreds of billions of dollars!


Liberals Claim That Government Cannot Be Held Accountable.

The growth of government since the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments to the Constitution and launch of the New Deal has made efficient and effective governance impossible.  That is because popular but expensive programs require creation and subsequent growth in number, size and scope of bureaucracies.  Management skills go wanting to administer the ever  expanding number of programs instituted, many of which are duplicative and possibly unconstitutional.  The book Our Dying Republic and others deal with the dilemma.  Search them out. 

It is widely acknowledged that big government is bad government but that is what we have. Once established bureaucracies take on a life of their own and acquire strong constituencies.  Consequently governments rarely divest them.  Past congresses, administrations and judiciaries are all culpable.  But, so are we the people.  It is our responsibility to do due diligence before every election cycle at local, state and federal levels and hold accountable elected officials.  We have been a miserable failure in doing our job.  Officials get elected and reelected, become addicted to the perks, power and prestige, build alliances with businesses and special interests groups, and gain access to the government's largess.  Corruption is far too often the consequence.  Politicians are rarely held to account for failures so they suffer few if any consequences. 

The media is also culpable.  It has largely abandoned it's fiduciary duty as our watchdogs in keeping government in line.  They, instead, have become the propaganda arm for progressive government policies, soft peddle Democrat/liberal malfeasance but lambaste Republican misdeeds. 

So, here we are.  Big government is so big, unwieldy and unaccountable that few individuals are ever held accountable.  The current administration and its many disasters are a major consequence of willfully putting aside fidelity to the Constitution.  But this administration, as bad as it is, is not solely responsible for our current problems.  As noted in the first sentence of this note the problem really has its genesis in the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments and the New Deal.  Those actions changed the face and purpose of government.  Since then both Republicans and Democrats have to various degrees participated in growing the scope and size of government at local, state and federal levels.  It is a bipartisan affair driven by incessant political alliances with politically powerful constituencies and businesses. 

Only rarely do citizens at large wield any influence, even though we are the electorate.  Elected officials make promises to us they know they cannot keep without raising taxes or offending one constituency or another.  But, of course, such promises are necessary to assure their election or reelection.  So costly government programs and dispensing of goodies from the public trough continue unabated.  Unpopular but needed reforms go unmet.  A number of solutions that would help us recover governmental sanity are included in Our Dying Republic.  They, among others, will take time and will be painful to implement but in time would help salvage a dying nation from an increasingly oppressive and unaccountable government.

The below link is an example of troubles we face as a consequence of having big governments which are inevitably inefficient and ineffective, and unaccountable.  Any more it matters not which party is in charge. 

Here is a quote:   "In order for Obama to save his own hide, and protect his top appointees – which is part of saving his hide, because he believes firing anyone, over anything, would make it difficult for the media to ignore his scandals to death – he’s basically making the accountability argument for Republicans.  All you have to do is quote his endless evasions and childish tantrums.  What good does it do the victims of bureaucracy to hear that Barack Obama’s super-angry about what happened to them, when all he does is order the offending agency to investigate itself, and maybe get back to him after the next election with the results?"

Yet another:  "... Barack Obama has done far more to undermine faith in government, because his tenure has been a combination of desperate power grabs, venomous divisive politics, and staggering incompetence.  There’s never been a Big Government failure quite like ObamaCare, and the VA scandal is a fast-forward look at where it’s dragging the entire country.  Whatever George Bush’s failings might have been, at least he had an adversarial media to contend with.  Obama has been indulged by the media like a spoiled brat.  Only now, five years in, are they frowning at the patent absurdity of his insulting attempt to spin away the VA scandal and realizing they’re heard it all before, time and time again, from Fast and Furious to Benghazi."

Here is the link.   http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/21/accountable-government-impossible-according-liberals/

We must act if this mess is to be cleaned up.  Please do your part.  Become informed.  That means do not rely on the mainstream media because they are not doing their job.  Search the web and find trustworthy sources of information that provide fair and comprehensive treatment of facts necessary to draw responsible conclusions about what government is doing and whether or not you agree. Once grounded in the facts take action.  Engage family, friends, neighbors.  Write letters to the editor and elected officials voicing support or concern.  Get involved using your best abilities.  Vote only after responsible study of candidate positions and past performance and most of all HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

George Burns

IRS delays rules governing political activity for non-profits

Under tremendous pressure from Republicans and some Democrats, the IRS has delayed issuing new rules governing the political activity of non-profit groups. The agency received more than 150,000 comments on the rules - the most in history.
The rules were set to be examined later this summer in a public hearing. Now, that's not going to happen and the new rules definitely won't take effect until after the November mid-terms.
“Given the diversity of views expressed and the volume of substantive input, we have concluded that it would be more efficient and useful to hold a public hearing after we publish the revised proposed regulation,” said Bruce Friedland, an I.R.S. spokesman.

Hillary Clinton can't be trusted to be president

Hillary Clinton claims she is unfairly under attack from the GOP and called on her friends at the liberal main stream media to help. Ambassador Stevens begged for help for four days before he was tortured and murdered; Hillary ignored his pleas. Even after the fatal attacks began in Benghazi on the four Americans; Hillary ignored them.
Why, because she was covering up illegal and imperialistic American gun running in Benghazi. But let Hillary be held accountable by the GOP and she hollers for and gets help from the liberal media who discredits and ignores those stories that have the potential to harm her bid for the White House. It's pathetic!


Path to American Greatness – AND Obama is not on it

Everyone in the world knows we are a unique and fairly new nation founded mostly by Christians and built on Christian principles reflecting the Holy Bible, not Islam or any other religion.  When the United States started putting love and reverence for God in the back seat, and us in the front seat we started spiraling downward.  We elected wanna-be movie stars and gods like Bill Clinton and those wanting international controls and a dictatorship like Obama.  We have turned our country and Government into nothing but a cult of personality, race and fame.
The only way back to finding any kind of wisdom, common sense and real goals in leadership anymore is for our country to really submit to God, the principles of the Holy Bible and repent of our arrogance and worship of everything except the real God. Then, we must humbly seek His help to fix, guide and heal our nation.  It is very simple but we need to humble ourselves first to do it.


FDA Knows About 100,000 Deaths Per Year But Does Nothing About It. And More.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has rendered a report in which: “It calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.’”  Why is the FDA allowed to get away with such devastating harm to the American public? http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/why-the-fda-should-be-charged-with-murder/

And I might add why is the FDA apparently seeking to impose oppressive government controls over organic farmers and small farms who use practices in place for centuries?  Is it possible that big agriculture is pressuring them to do so for their benefit?  Surely the FDA wouldn't put big agribusiness interests over organic/family farmers and their customers.   http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/05/16/fda-to-ban-organic-farming/

Ask yourself, when a government has powers such as those summarized above who does it work for?  In the first case it is the pharmaceuticals and the broader medical community.  In the second case they are in the pocket of big agriculture who wants to put organic/small farmers out of business, eliminating their competition.  In both cases it is a certainty that the FDA's abiding interests are not by any objective measure entirely our interests.

George Burns

More About Obamacare

More proof that Obamacare is a complete disaster and rife with lies perpetrated by the administration and the media sleeping on the job, almost certainly on purpose.  Quote:   "ObamaCare is an enduring example of Big Government incompetence and deception, mirrored precisely in the currently exploding VA scandal, which gives Americans a very accurate forecast of what our ultimate, hellish single-payer socialized future will look like.  Your future under the combined domination of Big Government and Big Business will be a series of expensive frauds.  Truth will be treated like a radioactive isotope that must be kept buried until its political half-life has expired.  And if you grow angry when the facts are finally revealed, mainstream media “reporters” will be standing by to insult you for obsessing over old news."    http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/20/the-full-scale-of-the-obamacare-launch-disaster-is-revealed/ 

This doctor has his fingers on the pulse of the Obamacare disaster.   http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/out_of_network_out_of_luck.html

Obamacare among other things will affect your ability to see your doctor.   http://easyhealthoptions.com/why-your-doctor-wont-see-you-now/   But when you do see your doctor, or any doctor for that matter, watch what you say.   http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/when-governments-your-doctor/ 

You can say that Obama is not responsible for this but it is after all his program and run by the government.  Taxpayers paid for the program under investigation and pay the salaries for the investigators and prosecutors.  So we continue to pay and pay and pay for a very bad program.   http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/21/federal-investigation-into-the-oregon-obamacare-exchange-heats-up/

Consider these three impacts Obamacare has/will have on those of us who already have coverage.  Obama's promise that 85-90 percent of Americans would not be impacted by Obamacare is just another in a long, long list of lies he has knowingly told us.  There is no doubt in my mind that he should be impeached.    http://blog.heritage.org/2014/05/21/3-things-obamacare-workplace-health-coverage/ 

What a lame excuse for claiming negative ads are the cause for Obamacare's unpopularity.  Apparently the idiots in charge do not have a handle on the facts or. despite the facts, continue to lie about how great it is.  http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/19/latest-bogus-obamacare-spin-ad-gap/  

George Burns

Things Are Getting Better According to Obama. But Are They Really?

President Obama recently gave a speech in which he extolled all the great things he and his administration have accomplished.  He assured his audience that he is taking the country in the right direction.  Among the things he bragged about was the recovering economy.  Well, either he is ignorant of the facts or he is lying.  Take a gander at these 27 facts and tell me how he is able to pat himself on the back.   http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-21/27-huge-red-flags-us-economy   and then feast your eyes on the 47% of the unemployed who have simply given up looking for a job.  That is the reason the unemployment rate is so low.  They are not counted as being unemployed; otherwise the official government unemployment rate would be in the double digits. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/poll-unemployment-jobs-economy/2014/05/22/id/572903/ode=E-1026     
George Burns

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Government Entitlement Program That’s About to Dry Up

For years, the Social Security Administration has warned lawmakers that unless they do something soon, the entitlement program for disabled workers will run out of cash by 2016.
Still, as the program’s funds dry up and its insolvency hovers less than two years away, Congress remains quiet on the issue.
More than 11 million Americans currently rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which was created in 1956 to provide financial assistance to people unable to work because of severe health issues.

REAL ID: State-by-State Update

In 2005, Congress passed a law seeking to create a national identification (ID) system by weaving together the states’ driver-licensing systems. According to the federal government’s plan, within three years state motor-vehicle bureaus would begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards according to federal standards, and data about drivers would be shared among governments nationwide.
States across the country rejected this unfunded federal surveillance mandate. Half the state legislatures in the country passed resolutions objecting to the REAL ID Act or bills outright barring their states from complying. Almost a decade later, there is no national ID, but Congress continues to funnel money into the federal government’s national ID project. The federal government has spent more than a quarter billion dollars on REAL ID.


Our World of Persecution and Intolerance

The 21st century is supposed to be a time of liberal enlightenment. But the reality looks very different. Instead of a world of mutual understanding and tolerance, people around the globe face spreading violence and human rights abuses. Religious persecution continues to rise.
The latest report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom documents the worst manifestations of this attack on the most basic liberty of conscience. Now in its 15th year, the Commission reflected on the importance of religious freedom, which “means the right of all human beings to think as they please, believe or not believe as their conscience leads, and live out their beliefs openly, peacefully, and without fear.”


Unions minus Coercion Equal Nothing

A recent piece in the WSJ is a classic illustration of the fact that the legendary political power of the vaunted labor unions is based at this point only on government-sanctioned coercion.
One of the biggest supporters of Democrat politicians is the ultra-leftist Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  In 2005, the Democratic governor of blue-state Michigan, a socialist named Jennifer Granholm, gave the SEIU the power to unionize the 40,000 or so home health care workers in the state.  These estimable folk are usually independent contractors – i.e., small business owners – or just family members caring for disabled people, often elderly people.  Of course, the SEIU – like all unions – is desperately scrambling for more members to shore up its ranks.  Union-tool Granholm held that because these workers get Medicaid subsidies, they were to be considered “public employees.”

Common Core Winners & Losers

According to Dr. Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, there will be a 20-fold increase in testing if Common Core takes over America’s schools. Much of that will be online, bringing greater profits not only for Pearson, but also for software companies such as Bill Gates’ Microsoft.
Clearly, those who will benefit from Common Core are not the students – America’s children. Rather, hundreds of millions in profits will go to educational textbook and testing companies like Pearson and Microsoft.
One other group will also benefit from the Obama administration’s move to standardize education across the states – the bureaucrats at UNESCO and its associated NGOs. Unless the Common Core takeover of America’s schools is stopped, these bureaucrats and the progressives who shill for them can happily envision an America that is finally becoming the land of the subjugated and the home of the cowering as children are taught to be compliant global citizens.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/obama-program-making-these-people-filthy-rich/#PC15FsAve83uJf23.99
This piece highlights the people and organizations behind Common Core.  It also points out who the real winners and losers are - you will find that our kids are the losers and the winners are the ones pushing the effort, financially profiting from it and gaining power and control over our kids and the country.  Quote: "...those who will benefit from Common Core are not the students - America's children.  Rather, hundreds of millions in profits will go to educational textbook and testing companies like Pearson and Microsoft."  The details are gut-wrenching.  This is the second in a two part series.  Please read the first part, too.  It's linked in the article.   http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/obama-program-making-these-people-filthy-rich/

Examples of idiotic common core challenges given school children and many parent reactions.   http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/education_that_you_know_is_sick.html

Common core is so bad that these college students don't understand it.   http://eaglerising.com/6195/common-core-math-confuses-college-students/ 

The below items are not directly related to Common Core, but are suggestive of the progressive and secular humanist philosophes that spawned it.

This is just one example that not all teachers are people you want in the classroom.  objective http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/15/what-a-teacher-was-caught-on-tape-telling-students-has-him-under-investigation/

PC culture is destroying honest and open debate and as well as intellectual honesty.   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/purdue_university_and_my_hate_speech.html

A bit of history discussing the damage done to education over the past 50 years by the federal government.  http://blog.heritage.org/2014/05/19/federal-government-hasnt-improved-education-trying-50-years/   and here   http://www.humanevents.com/2014/05/20/a-legendary-failure-of-liberalism/

Folks, if parents, grandparents and concerned citizens do not fight this tragedy we will be failing our kids and our country.  Please, I beg you, do your own objective research and if you agree that it is dangerous do your part to stop it.

George Burns

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tax Reform Useless Without Spending Reform

Recently, Republican leaders in Congress unveiled a "tax reform" plan that they claimed would provide the American people with a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system. While this plan does lower some tax rates and contains some other changes that may make next April a little less painful for Americans, there is little in it to excite supporters of liberty.
Taxes may even increase under this plan for some Americans, as it eliminates some of those tax deductions labeled “loopholes.” When I served in Congress I opposed bills that “closed loopholes” because closing loopholes is just a fancy way of saying raising taxes. Anything that leaves more money in the hands of the people is beneficial to both liberty and economic efficiency. As economist Thomas DiLorenzo put it, "...private individuals always spend their own money more efficiently than government bureaucrats do,” therefore sound economics, as well as a concern for liberty, requires opposition to any proposal to "let government bureaucrats spend more of the people's hard-earned money.”


Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the “angry white males” they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the “angry young black male.” A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades.
It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds itself in danger of losing the young men of this community, not just for one election cycle, but for generations to come. Despite its rhetoric and numerous ties to the African-American community, young black black males have become increasingly frustrated with a party they feels promoted policies which emasculate them and offer few opportunities for them to achieve the American dream. Much of the elation that came from Obama’s historic political achievement turned into an eye-opening experience for many black men, who noticed the gulf between the feel-good rhetoric of Democrats as hollow as inner-city unemployment has grown during the tenure of the first black President.


Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that it’s not improving care. It’s skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for “observation care” and likely shortening their lives.
President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a month’s time. HHS claims that this drop in “readmissions,” from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement.
Nonsense. The 50 best hospitals according to US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals annual rankings have above-average readmission rates.


The Roots of Obama's Madness with Veteran's Scandal

Finally we get to witness the president mad about something.
To understand exactly what he's mad about, let's cut to the before and after pictures of the Veterans Administration scandal.
So like two weeks ago, dude, when this story first broke of veterans dying because of substandard care, Obama didn't seem so mad then.
After all, the guy running the Veterans Administration is still running the show.
Two weeks, to me, seems like a long, long time ago for Obama to suddenly be mad.
“There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments,” reports the LA Times, “according to federal reports, congressional investigators and interviews with VA employees and patients.”


Ethics Or Lack There Of

While all governments tend at times to engage in unethical conduct our current administration has for the last 5 1/2 years followed the lead of an unethical President, as have his political party and the mainstream media.  The disastrous consequences are evident.  For instance, the Inspector General system intended to provide independent oversight of government agencies has been thwarted by this administration.  The only conclusion that can be drawn is that they do not want the public to know what they are doing.

The broken IG system contributes to problems like this.   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/just_whos_getting_clipped_here.html

Our academic system is also broken and absent a robust bit of ethics.  Many of our academic elites know big words but have no sense - yet they count themselves among the elite.  Here just a brief example of their outputs.   http://eaglerising.com/6212/terrifying-video-sheds-light-future/

George Burns

Bonehead Actions Or Lack Of Action

This item illustrates the total incompetency of our federal government's foreign policy.  This is absolutely shameless.  http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/report_us_threatened_nigeria_with_sanctions_in_2013_for_fighting_boko_haram.html  

This is an illustration of an incompetent executive who does not know he is incompetent.  http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/13/obama-administration-actions-decrease-opportunity-get-ahead/

Does anyone really believe our FDA has a leg up on family farmers and how they should conduct their business.  Family farms in families for centuries need the FDA to tell the what they can and cannot do.  Give me a break.  This is a prime example of a government far, far out of its element and believing it knows best.  The fact is and there is ample evidence that it hurts many, many, many things far more than it helps anything.    http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/05/16/fda-to-ban-organic-farming/

Spending taxpayer monies to advertise a law "requiring" citizens (most who already had insurance) to buy government mandated insurance seems unethical to me.  http://www.cnbc.com/id/101680535 

George Burns

Monday, May 19, 2014

Truth Be Known Evidence Trumps Myth Unless You Believe The Myth

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My recent email discussing the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and the president's intention to unilaterally deal with the "problem" of man-caused climate change using taxpayer money to do so.  Increasing evidence to the contrary and flaws within the NCA do not matter to him.  He knows he is right.  He will forgo dealing with understood and actionable problems and instead tilt at windmills, no pun intended.  Here is a summary of the early fallout resulting from the flaws being found in the NCA.

Contrary facts are meaningless when climate scientists/climate change advocates argue that the globe is warming.  Like the president they just know they are right.  http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/climate_alarmists_in_denial.html  and here is just one specific example of denial of reality.  Quote:  "Apparently coverage of the NCA is waning fast in the mainstream media. One can see why, given the historical collusion between most of the MSM and the climate alarmists. As the flailings of the NCA and its supporting documents are progressively exposed by the alternative media, there will continue to be efforts made to sweep the fundamental flaws in this assessment under the rug."   http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/the_magical_world_of_climate_change_in_iowa.html   Here is an example of another error (lie) found in the NCA.   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/spring_precipitation_in_the_american_midwest_another_nca_fail.html

To follow up the previous paragraph the next link highlights the contents of a scathing rebuttal of the NCA produced by 15 scientists, calling it a "masterpiece of marketing".  You can review the contents here:   http://cdn.freedomoutpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/224538945-NCA-Rebuttal.pdf   The article discussing the rebuttal is here:   http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/scientists-meteorologists-debunk-white-house-global-warming-report/
Scientists skeptical that mankind is causing the Earth’s climate to change say that such claims are based on false theories and flawed models. The White House report is a “masterpiece of marketing” that is trying to scare people into action, scientists said.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/scientists-meteorologists-debunk-white-house-global-warming-report/#p4cDeGbJMVIbzS8y.99
Scientists skeptical that mankind is causing the Earth’s climate to change say that such claims are based on false theories and flawed models. The White House report is a “masterpiece of marketing” that is trying to scare people into action, scientists said.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/scientists-meteorologists-debunk-white-house-global-warming-report/#p4cDeGbJMVIbzS8y.99
Scientists skeptical that mankind is causing the Earth’s climate to change say that such claims are based on false theories and flawed models. The White House report is a “masterpiece of marketing” that is trying to scare people into action, scientists said.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/scientists-meteorologists-debunk-white-house-global-warming-report/#p4cDeGbJMVIbzS8y.99

The Obama administration and environmentalists have tried to make it seem like there are virtually no dissenting voices among scientists that mankind is causing the Earth to warm rapidly and towards a catastrophic end. But not all scientists are in lock-step with the White House on climate science.
“By ignoring and even denouncing growing criticism, they have lost the benefit of crucial scientific debates which are critical to keeping their analyses honest and objective,” the 15 skeptical scientists wrote. “In fact… they are even disregarding their usual allies, the U.N. IPCC and U.S. National Academy of Sciences, both of whom have been dialing back apocalyptic claims, not amplifying them due at least in part to such critical feedback.”

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/scientists-meteorologists-debunk-white-house-global-warming-report/#sTDweTZWBXmXOAIr.99
Warming scientists pressure conformance of colleagues who disagree with them  Quote:  "This sort of pressure to conform to groupthink is an implicit admission of the weakness of Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory. Real science welcomes skepticism as the engine of progress."   http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/05/warmists_pressure_scientist_to_resign.html

Quote:  "Three weeks ago, Lennart Bengtsson, a leading Swedish meteorologist approaching his 80s, announced that he was joining the avowedly skeptical Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank."  To learn the reason why, read this link.  It will sadden you to know the ill treatment he received from his alarmist colleagues upon expressing concerns that scientific facts do not match observable evidence and climate model predictions.   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/378011/science-mccarthyism-rupert-darwall

Quote:  "Given how often the '97 per cent' consensus figure is quoted by politicians and scientists alike to justify the extreme measures being adopted to 'combat climate change', you can well understand why the alarmist establishment is so eager to suppress this inconvenient truth [that the globe is not warming due to human activity].   Their ability to do so for much longer, however, looks increasingly doubtful. The word is out: establishment climate science is little more than pseudo-science, propped up by bullying political activists, but unsupported by real-world data."    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/05/16/Climate-McCarthyism-the-scandal-grows

Quote:   "Just as the left has no practical solution for global warming it has had no solution for arms control, universal healthcare, in fact, the expenses of the welfare state. Arms control always depended on the United States, a nation that abides by its treaties, signing a treaty with Russia, a nation that does not abide by its treaties. Universal health care’s costs are proving to be catastrophic and will be unsustainable. The welfare state runs up bills that in the end will bankrupt us. Yet the dutiful leftists plods on, insisting that the answer to all our problems are readily available."   http://spectator.org/articles/59231/another-noble-quest-no-solution

This article from last December briefly sums up the situation facing climate alarmists.   Quote:  "Global warming will kill us. Global cooling will kill us. And if it’s 54 and partly cloudy, you should probably flee for your life right now. Maybe scientists might usefully consider moving to being less hung up on 'consensus' – a most unscientific and, in this context, profoundly corrupting concept."   http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/365220/ice-everywhere-no-hockey-sticks-mark-steyn

By the way I have not had any takers to my earlier note soliciting feedback (pro/con) relative to my obvious view that the climate alarmist movement is not based on hard science but is a response to political advocacy pressures and funding.

George Burns