06/24/10

House Passes DISCLOSE Act

Hat Tip: Jean Stoner
From: The National Review Online

We Have To Pass This Bill To Make Sure Republicans Don’t Get Elected

I can’t believe this passed and that the NRA was backing it because they got a carve-out… This will effectively destroy the 1st amendment at least until after the elections (when the supreme court will assuredly overturn it as unconstitutional). This has the potential to quiet the voices in the blogosphere including mine. Shame on the NRA and I weep for my country… You can’t sacrifice the 1st amendment for the second and survive. The Constitution is a package deal folks – not an a la carte buffet.

The House just passed the DISCLOSE Act, by a vote of 219-206. I pray it will fail in the Senate, but that is highly unlikely.

ACTION ALERT – STOP HR 5175 – The DISCLOSE Act

Congressman Sensenbrenner spoke on the House floor on June 24 against the Disclose Act. He said this Act is unconstitutional, as it desires to treat unions and corporations differently by abandoning the government’s long standing policy that treats them equally.

06/24/10

Links To Visit – 06/24/10

Phyllis Chesler – Mannequins in Tehran Have No Breasts—What Next?

examiner.com – Obama’s insane rules of engagement are getting our troops killed

examiner.com – Philly’s leadership asks us to give but they won’t budge

examiner.com – School gives condoms to Kindergarteners

examiner.com – Study: School Summer reading lists full of far left propaganda

examiner.com – Philly attacks Boy Scouts’ 1st Amendment rights, loses.

examiner.com – Video: Christianity criminalized in Michigan

examiner.com – Obama plans to grant amnesty without Congress

examiner.com – Chris Christie Facts V: The Garden State Sensation

gather news – Al Gore Accused Of Rape: Another Inconvenient Truth? (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Ann Coulter – What a Sack of Sacrosanct

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06/24/10

(We All Live With) Obama’s Oil Spill

From: Barack Obama’s Oil Spill’s Blog

In the Gulf where it was born,
Lived an oil spill that fouled the sea,
And they tried to end its life,
But they were useless, BP,

So He golfed and took vacation,
Then He ate to get his fill,
And the crisis spun out of control,
And now we call it His oil spill,

We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill,
We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill.

Bobby Jindal He did ignore,
So in three Novembers He’s out the door,
And the fat lady begins to sing.

(Vuvuzelas play)

We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill,
We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill.

(Full speed ahead, Mr. Oil Spill, there’s a beach ahead!
Full speed over here, sir!
There’s an oyster bed! And the White House!
Aye, aye, sir, gush!
Oil Spill! Oil Spill!)

As we learn to live with sheen (live with sheen)
Every one of us (every one of us) wants Him to leave (him to leave)
He is confused (he is confused) incompetent still (incompetent still)
About Obama’s (with Obama’s) oil spill (oil Spill) (Haha!)

We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill,
We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill.p\

(fading)

We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill,
We all live with Obama’s oil spill,
Obama’s oil spill, Obama’s oil spill.

With musical accompaniment for those without an ear for song.

06/24/10

Financial News Update – 06/24/10

Repeal Obamacare CHAT TODAY: 6-24 4:30 PM ET. (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Detroit Selected as Host Site for 2010 US Social Forum (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Our Founding Fathers Understood Frugality – Why Can’t We?

Soros: German Austerity Could Destroy The Euro

What’s Next For The Fed? Nothing, It Has Officially Become Useless

Germany Happily Surprised By A Tidal Wave Of Tax Revenue

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

50 Dead-Simple Ways For The US To Cut Its Budget

Maywood, CA Lays Off All City Employees, Dismantles Police Department

New Home Sales Suffer Enormous Collapse

Is It A Good Time To Re-Short The Euro?

The U.K. Just Saved Itself From Imminent Destruction

Is Asia Next On The Austerity Agenda?

12 Charts That Show The Total Carnage In The Housing Industry

Somehow 1,295 Prisoners Claimed The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

How HFT Quote Stuffing Caused The Market Crash Of May 6, (can destroy the whole market instantly) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Creating A Crisis (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Even Europe Sees What U.S. Doesn’t (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Middle-Class Tax Boost is Broached (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Soros Demands Inflation

Architecture for a New World Financial System

Confidence Waning in Obama, U.S. Outlook

Dangerous Death Tax Plan Offered in the Senate

Outside the Beltway: Despite Loads of Debt, Pork Projects Abound in Illinois

Telling Congress to Reduce the Deficit by Cutting Spending

Shocker. Employers Say Dem’s Policies Are Hostile to Job Growth

LOANS STARTING AT 5% INTEREST A WEEK

GOVT JOB CREATION AND HOW YOUR KID GOT SO STUPID

French unions strike — retirement age raised to 62

UK fast-tracks hike to 66

JOBS! Bank of America Hires 2,000 Staff to Handle Troubled Real Estate Loans

Venezuela to seize U.S. firm’s oil rigs

DEUTSCHE BANK says US financial conditions are worse

G20 LOCKDOWN: Police state in Toronto, Security shock

California Welfare Cards Can Be Used In Casino ATMs

NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Cuomo Accepts Millions From Interests He Assails

Jobless Claims Dip by 19,000, to 457,000

Durable Goods Orders Drop to 6-Month Low

Medvedev’s Visit Shifts U.S.-Russia Agenda to Trade From Bombs

U.S. Stocks Fall as Greece Swaps Surge to Record

Swiss Banks Winning Investors With Weakening Euro Buoying Franc

Catastrophe Bonds Slump as Hurricane Forecasts Spook Buyers

SurvivalBlog:

Niall Ferguson: Two year time horizon for US fiscal crisis

Andrew H. spotted this piece over at Jesse’s Café Américain: Silver leaving the COMEX. Andrew asks: “[I]s there a reason why some of these well-heeled investors suddenly want their silver, and are either going in person to get it or arranging for armored car delivery? It makes one wonder what might be coming our way in the coming weeks.”

The Associated Press: Canada’s economy is suddenly the envy of the world

NIA Releases 2010 U.S. Inflation Report

Stocks Fall After New Housing Sales Drop 33%

Oil Prices Slide As Stockpiles Build

Bob Chapman: Fiat Money and Schemes Collapsing

Cost of Seizing Fannie and Freddie (financed properties) Surging

Financial Overhaul 101: Protecting US Consumers

Battered Eurozone Vulnerable to Crisis

Rise of the New Gold Rush

Gold’s Good Times

The US Dollar Falls By Fall

06/24/10

WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

By: AJ

Andy Stern

Andy Stern wasn’t kidding when he publicly stated the most famous rallying cry of Communism:[1]

Stern professed, “Workers of the World Unite? It’s not just a slogan anymore.”

The most frequent visitor to the White House with 27 visits under his belt in the first 8 months of the Obama administration, Andy Stern started his career with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 1973. He was elected president of SEIU in 1996.

Through Stern’s leadership, the SEIU has funneled vast amounts of financing to the Democratic Party and its candidates, far outnumbering the contributions of other unions. SEIU spent $85 Million on Democratic candidates in 2008; $60 Million going directly toward the election of President Barack Obama.

In addition, Stern is referred to as one of “the chief architects of healthcare reform.”

Of course, President Obama already planned to paint our country purple – the color of SEIU – long before he became President.

Stern’s long-time co-worker, President Obama, catapulted him to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in 2010. But it didn’t end there; other inroads were paved for Stern.

SIGA Technologies, Inc. is a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to combat bio-warfare pathogens and it was announced on June 21, 2010 that Andy Stern is joining SIGA’s Board of Directors. But wait, it gets even better…

SIGA is also a Federal contractor for the government. For a list of SIGA’s contracts with the Federal government, go to: http://www.usaspending.gov/search?query=&searchtype=JTdFZnElM0Q….

TOP 10 CONTRACTS – Fiscal Year 2008:

*** SIGA is number one at $11,484,928. ***

Most current contract – Date Signed: February 24, 2010. Obligation Amount: $1,425,627.

Now SIGA has requested $1.7 Billion for 2010 for their BARDA project. Any bets on whether President Obama will ensure $1.7 Billion of our tax dollars go to SIGA now that Stern is on SIGA’s board?

Let’s look at what else SIGA does. SIGA is connected with the National Institute of Health (NIH). NIH’s Director, Clinical Bioethics Department is none other than Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel’s brother.

SIGA also provides “community services and development” through their alliance with Cornerstone Government Affairs. Most notable are the current Cornerstone Government Affairs relationships according to the U.S. Senate Office of Public Records:

  • Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. – lobby firm
  • Advocates for EMS – lobby firm
  • Aigis Blast Protection Ltd. – lobby firm
  • Alliance for Progress – lobby firm
  • Alliant Techsystems Inc. – lobby firm
  • Amcot – lobby firm
  • American Council on Education – lobby firm
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities – lobby firm
  • Association of Schools of Public Health – lobby firm
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials – lobby firm
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities – lobby firm
  • Aurora Flight Sciences – lobby firm
  • Better World Campaign – lobby firm
  • Bioprotection Systems Corporation – lobby firm
  • Blackboard Inc. – lobby firm
  • Bridgeport Health System – lobby firm
  • Cargill, Inc. – lobby firm
  • Catholic Health Association – lobby firm
  • Centenary College – lobby firm
  • Centra State Health System Foundation – lobby firm
  • CHF International – lobby firm
  • Chronic Disease Directors – lobby firm
  • City Utilities of Springfield (MO) – lobby firm
  • CoBank – lobby firm
  • ConAgra Foods Inc. – lobby firm
  • Cotton Growers Warehouse Association – lobby firm
  • Cristo Rey Network – lobby firm
  • CropLife America – lobby firm
  • Directors of Health Promotion & Education – lobby firm
  • Dynetics Inc. – lobby firm
  • EMC Corporation – lobby firm
  • Epilepsy Foundation – lobby firm
  • EPIR Technologies, Inc. – lobby firm
  • Eurasia Foundation – lobby firm
  • Farm Bureau Mututal Insurance Co. – lobby firm
  • Farm Credit Council – lobby firm
  • Federation of Independent Illinois College & Universities – lobby firm
  • Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges & Universities – lobby firm
  • FEV Engine Technology Inc. – lobby firm
  • Fleishman-Hillard Inc. – lobby firm
  • Florida Sugar Cane League – lobby firm
  • Friends of the Fight – lobby firm
  • General Atomics – lobby firm
  • General Dynamics Corporation – lobby firm
  • General Mills Inc. – lobby firm
  • Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton – lobby firm
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc – lobby firm
  • Global Crop Diversity Trust – lobby firm
  • Government Service Group – lobby firm
  • Hach Company – lobby firm
  • Huntsville Hospital Foundaton – lobby firm
  • Johnson & Johnson – lobby firm
  • Kankakee (IL) – lobby firm
  • Kellogg Huber Hansen – lobby firm
  • Kellogg Huber Hansen – lobby firm
  • Kennedy Health System – lobby firm
  • Las Cruces (NM) – lobby firm
  • Life Bridge Health System – lobby firm
  • Luidia – lobby firm
  • Macro International Inc. – lobby firm
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center – lobby firm
  • Mashpee Wampanoag – lobby firm
  • Medicines Company – lobby firm
  • Merck – lobby firm
  • Microsoft Corporation – lobby firm
  • Montgomery Watson – lobby firm
  • Moultrie (GA) – lobby firm
  • MTS Systems Corporation – lobby firm
  • MWH Americas, Inc. – lobby firm
  • Nanoh2O, Inc – lobby firm
  • National Association of Convenience Stores – lobby firm
  • National Kidney Foundation – lobby firm
  • National Limousine Association – lobby firm
  • National Sorghum Producers – lobby firm
  • National Wild Turkey Federation – lobby firm
  • Natural Stone Council – lobby firm
  • NatureWorks LLC – lobby firm
  • North Mississippi Health Services – lobby firm
  • North Star Education Finance – lobby firm
  • Novartis Corporation – lobby firm
  • Onpoint Technologies Inc. – lobby firm
  • Oregon Association of Nurseries – lobby firm
  • Owensboro Medical Health System – lobby firm
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy – lobby firm
  • Pentadyne Power Corporation – lobby firm
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America – lobby firm
  • Phoebe Putney Health System – lobby firm
  • Pueblo of Jemez – lobby firm
  • Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa – lobby firm
  • Saint Peter’s College – lobby firm
  • Sanofi-Aventis – lobby firm
  • Sanofi Pasteur – lobby firm
  • Savantage Financial Services, Inc. – lobby firm
  • Siemens AG – lobby firm
  • Siga Technologies Inc. – lobby firm
  • Space Exploration Technologies – lobby firm
  • Sprenger & Lang – lobby firm
  • Stepan Chemical Co. – lobby firm
  • Syngenta – lobby firm
  • Telos Corporation – lobby firm
  • Teradact – lobby firm
  • Transonic Combustion Inc. – lobby firm
  • Traumacure – lobby firm
  • Trine University – lobby firm
  • Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network – lobby firm
  • University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System – lobby firm
  • University of Chicago Medical Center – lobby firm
  • University of Minnesota – lobby firm
  • University of Rochester – lobby firm
  • University of Tennessee – lobby firm
  • U.S. Rice Producers Association – lobby firm
  • Wyeth – lobby firm
  • YMCA – lobby firm

People related to Cornerstone Government Affairs:
http://www.muckety.com/Cornerstone-Government-Affairs/5004345.muckety

  • Fred James Clark – lobbyist
  • Geoff Gonella – president
  • David Gwaltney – lobbyist
  • Campbell Kaufman – founder
  • John Keast – lobbyist
  • Mark Mioduski – lobbyist
  • Michelle Mrdeza – lobbyist
  • Mark William Murray – lobbyist
  • James D. Richards – VP
  • Timothy Sanders – lobbyist
  • Thomas Hunt Shipman – lobbyist

Without question, Andy Stern’s new position at SIGA connects him with just about everything – kids, food, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotech, space, defense – just about every industry through the Cornerstone Government Affairs relationships.

“Workers of the World, Unite!” clearly won’t be just a slogan anymore, as Andy Stern affirms. His plans to enact what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels gave to Europe, the USSR, Hitler’s National Socialist (NAZI) Party in Germany and every other failed Socialist, Fascist, Marxist and Communist regime can become a reality because of the access that Stern now has, through his relationship with President Obama.

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[1]The political slogan ‘Workers of the world, unite!,’ is one of the most famous rallying cries of communism, found in The Communist Manifesto (1848), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. A variant form, ‘Proletarians of all lands, unite!’ is inscribed to Marx’s tombstone in German: Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!

This slogan was the USSR State motto (Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!) and appeared in the coat of arms of the Soviet Union. It also appeared on 1919 Russian SFSR banknotes (in German, French, Chinese, English and Arabic). Contemporarily, some socialist and communist parties continue using it. Moreover, it is a common usage in popular culture, often chanted during labor strikes and protests.

This phrase has been translated into many languages. All of the Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union had it as their motto translated into their local languages. An extensive list of such translations is available at Wiktionary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers_of_the_world,_unite

Update: (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Agencies and Activities

Muckety: Cornerstone Government Affairs

SIGA Technologies (SIGA): Initiate coverage w/ Outperform; to be awarded a big gov. contract – RBC Capital