12/4/11

Iron Curtain Begins Descending onto the United States of America

By: Sher Zieve
Gulag Bound

As Barack Hussein Obama’s real (internal) poll numbers continue to plummet into oblivion, Obama and his increasingly complicit Congress secretly pass laws that will enslave, incarcerate and even murder their fellow Americans–for the explicit purpose of those who are currently in power remaining in power.  It is now becoming clearer and clearer that both the Marxist-Democrats and their RINO brothers and sisters may not allow the 2012 elections to occur.

The latest anti-liberty and unconstitutional atrocities include but, are not limited to, some of the following items:

1.  DHS still lists Christians, anti-abortionists, homeschoolers, libertarians, conservatives, and military rank and file as terrorists.  Note:  Islamists are still not included on the list

2.  Christian preachers are now being arrested, and often beaten up, by police.   A few preachers who have been arrested include two Houston pastors who were arrested for (legally) preaching against homosexuality on the same corner for the past two years.  One of the police officers told them that they were ‘doing nothing wrong’.  That was just before the cops grabbed their video camera, forced them to the ground, placed them in handcuffs and took them to the station.

The charges against them are unclear but, appear to include preaching a message the Houston cops didn‘t like.  However, WND reports:    “Their hearing will be in Houston Municipal Court, which is run by [lesbian] Barbara E. Hartle, who, according to the Dallas Voice, is listed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund as “one of only a few out members of the Texas judiciary.”

WND also reports that Pastor Michael Marcavage, founder of the evangelistic Repent America ministry, was placed on the FBI’s terrorist watch list for “nonviolent religious speech which government officials perceive as [merely] controversial.”  Controversial?  Being controversial is now a crime?  In another incident, Pastor Rives Grogan and his 11 year old son were illegally arrested for preaching against abortion in a public (and allowed) free-speech zone.

3.  The most recent and titanic infringement on the rights of all US citizens is a bill (National Defense Authorization Act-NDAA).  Although Section 1032 subsection (b) (1) and (2) of S 1867 (passed in secret and behind closed doors) states that US Citizens and legal resident aliens are not subject to military incarceration, US Senators (including now self-outed Marxist Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham) are gleefully interpreting Section 1031 to include all US citizens being subject to “Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.”

In other words, we may now experience what those recently nationwide refurbished FEMA camps look like.  This is no longer conspiracy theory, folks.  Senators Carl Levin (D-MI), John McCain (R-AX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) amongst many others have now not only threatened all of us with arrest but, are threatening the very foundations of what used to be our country.  The masks have come off of our elected officials and most of them now resemble either Josef Stalin or Adolph Hitler.

Every totalitarian government starts out in almost the identical way.  First, it begins with some sort of political correctness indoctrination, then it begins taking away liberties a little at a time, then it explains that it can make decisions (including your money) for you better than you can.  It decides that it can not only indoctrinate you children better but, can raise them better that you.  Vladimir Ilyich Lenin said:  “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

The next to final step of all of these brutal and repressive governments is to make scapegoats of law-abiding citizens and raise up the lawbreakers as “acceptable.”  Note:  The TEA Party vs. OWS comparison comes readily to mind.

The final step is the incarceration and, ultimate, genocide of those who oppose their own enslavement.  We now stand in the beginning of the final phase-solution of the existence of the United States of America.  The Executive and Legislative branches of our government are now consistently operating outside of US law and have firmly become the enemy of We-the-People.  You may not want to hear this.  The truth often cuts deeply.  The government has moved beyond rogue and has now entered the complete and final Dictatorial Tyranny stage.  Will you stand and fight or will you lie down and die?  The choice is still yours…but, not for much longer.

The Iron Curtain has now almost fully descended onto the borders of the United States of America.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.”

–The unanimous Declaration [of Independence] of the thirteen united States of America

 

DHS List: You Might Be A Domestic Terrorist If…:
at patdollard.com

Pastors charged after telling ‘gays’ about sin:
at wnd.com

Preacher to FBI: Put up or shut up!:
at wnd.com

Missionaries Jailed for Preaching Against Abortion in Free Speech Zone:
at thepostemail.com

US Senate passes its version of NDAA bill, which would allow military to detain anyone on US soil:
at theopenglobe.org

McCain says American Citizens Can Be Sent to Guantanamo:
at progressive.org

S 1867 (NDAA) Sections 1031 & 1032:
at thomas.loc.gov


Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news.

Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.

Sher can be reached at [email protected]

Graphics added by Gulag Bound

12/4/11

Taxed Enough Already: Tennessee’s Case Study in Controlled Opposition and Duped Conservatives

By: Kelleigh Nelson
Gulag Bound

If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them.”
– Candidus Pen name of Samuel Adams during the era of the Sons of Liberty
Source: in the Boston Gazette, 1772

Bill Haslam

Bill Haslam is the Republican Governor of Tennessee.  Haslam was elected to office in 2010. He previously served as Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, from 2003 until his resignation in 2011.  While he has an “R” behind his name, Haslam is no conservative.  This is the story of how he intends to raise taxes on all Americans.  The title of this article is “TEA,” for Taxed Enough Already, the same acronym used by the Tea Parties.

First let’s look at this phony right winger who calls himself a Christian Conservative.  Haslam was born in Knoxville in 1958 and is the son of Jim Haslam, the founder of Pilot Corporation, the parent company of the convenience store and travel center chain, Pilot Flying J.  He ran for Mayor of Knoxville partly because of a conversation he had with fellow RINO Bob Corker who was then mayor of Chattanooga, TN.  Corker is now the junior RINO senator of Tennessee and he along with our Senior RINO Senator, Lamar Alexander and our Governor, Bill Haslam, is a big proponent of UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.

In Haslam’s first mayoral race, he defeated Democrat Knox County Commissioner Madeline Rogero by a 52% to 46% margin.  In 2006 Haslam appointed Rogero to Director of Community Development in Knoxville supposedly to keep her from running against him in the 2006 race.  The prevailing strong rumor is that Rogero convinced Haslam to apply for a government grant (600 American cities have done so) that would award from $4 to $6 million tax dollars to the city to implement Smart Growth (SG) which is a major component of UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.  To put it succinctly, Smart Growth is centralization of population within the city limits using only bicycle paths, public transportation, stack-em and pack-em high-rise living, and turning the rest of the formerly occupied rural and suburban areas back to pre-Columbian pristine days.  (See Wildlands Project)  We are now fighting the implementation of SG in Knoxville and four other surrounding counties under a regional plan called PlanET or Five Counties/One Vision and I and my cohorts are spending a great deal of time educating people about how we will lose our property rights and much more because of SG.  Thank you Bill Haslam.

We have attended several of the PlanET forums where the proponents of Smart Growth allegedly solicit community input.  However, at each forum we have seen, the facilitators have used the Delphi Technique to achieve the consensus for the desired input. Present at all three of these meetings were architects from Wallace Roberts & Todd, a Florida firm, who travel around the country implementing Smart Growth,  probably with the guarantee of getting the contract to build the stack-em and pack-em high-rises in the city.

I was told by one of the top architects that they had just “finished up” Austin, Texas and somewhere in North Carolina.  But listen to this statement by David Rouse, of Wallace Roberts & Todd, from a Chattanooga newspaper article in which he stated that he is “committed to an open process, and that property rights won’t be impacted without the public’s consent.”  Where is the outrage over this one sentence?  Property Rights need to be protected! not trampled whether the public consents or not; the constitution says so!

America's Choice Tea

A local Tea Party had been infiltrated with RNC folks who supported Haslam over the more conservative Lt. Governor, Ron Ramsey.  They didn’t like the fact that activists within the Tea Party had been at the polls in 2010 and had backed Ramsey rather than Haslam.  Those same activists had also helped elect four out of five conservative candidates by their presence at early voting.  Sadly, because of the infiltration and neutralization of the local Tea Party, who decided they would become a government 501(c)4 and neither oppose nor endorse candidates, the Tea Party did not have a presence at the early voting polls in the recent city mayoral race.  If they had, we may have elected Republican Commissioner Ivan Harmon over extreme leftist and Sustainable Development proponent Democrat Madeline Rogero.  Fighting SG and Agenda 21 in Knoxville has now become much more difficult and the proponents of this draconian UN Agenda 21 have become empowered.

Haslam was formerly a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, serve as co-chairs of the coalition, and like the majority of Mayors in the Coalition, they are Democrats.  It is an ardently anti-gun organization and the ties this group has to ardent anti-gunners is quite apparent. The group even has ties to the California Microstamping law. Haslam resigned in early 2009 and paid the National Rifle Association  $1000.00 for a lifetime membership so he could portray himself to the Tennessee electorate as a pro-Second Amendment Governor.  Most opponents of Haslam believe his family money bought the Governorship for him.

One of Gov. Haslam's official portaits

One of Haslam’s first acts as governor was to roll back disclosure requirements, so it’s unknown how much he earned from selling his stock in EZ Corp, a Texas-based company that owned two pawnshops in Knoxville.  Haslam rolled back disclosure requirements so that he and other officials had to list sources of income but not corresponding dollar figures. That decision has brought criticism from party leaders on both sides of the aisle, who say the result is less transparency for state government. Gov. Haslam’s stake in a multimillion-dollar loan guarantee was sold to a prominent Knoxville developer three days after The Tennessean uncovered the original transaction.

Looks like Bill Haslam’s family, along with a lot of the Tennessee Republican establishment are supporting Mitt Romney. Due to the political ramifications, it is doubtful they would do this without the Governor’s approval which leads one to believe that Governor Haslam is also supporting Mitt Romney. Here are the details regarding the support and the other corporations involved including the Governor’s brother, Jim Haslam.   Willard Mitt Romney is one of the worse RINO candidates, running a close second as fellow communist behind Third Wave Fabian Socialist and communist Newt Gingrich.  Not much of the Obama doctrine would change with either of these two.

The State of Tennessee joined the Federal TSA in “Security Operations” on Tennessee Interstates and bus stations.  According to the Tennessee Report, “The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security on Tuesday partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and several other federal and state agencies for a safety enforcement and awareness operation on Tennessee’s interstates and two metropolitan-area bus stations. The agencies conducted a Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) operation at scale complexes where trucks and large vehicles are weighed. The VIPR operation was also conducted at two regional bus terminals in Nashville and Knoxville.  Why would a conservative Christian Governor allow the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security to bring the TSA into TN and for us to be the “inaugural” state?  Obviously along with our constitution shredding federal government, Haslam sees no problem with the state of Tennessee shredding the 4th Amendment to the Bill of Rights.

Now to get to the very gist of the reason for this article. What has so infuriated me about this phony Republican governor is the blatant attack on Tennessee’s citizens for more taxation, not to mention the fact that he’s wanting all of America to pay new taxes.

The subject of this article is straight out of the playbooks of what the Tea Parties allegedly are fighting.  Unfortunately, my local Tea Party was long ago infiltrated by change agents for the Republican (RINO) party and neutralized to the point of being nothing more than a garden club.  As I wrote in Part 4 of my article on the Tea Parties, I had brought up the subject of our governor pushing for an internet sales tax at this local Tea Party and absolutely nothing was done.  In fact, I wasn’t given the opportunity to speak to this issue at the local Tea Party for even the 10 minutes I was told I had.

Bill Haslam stated at the beginning of his term that he was going to contact all the other governors and push the federal Congress to pass a bill that would tax all internet sales even when the company purchased from via internet does not have a presence in your state.  Internet retailers cannot be compelled to collect sales taxes if they have no physical presence in a state under a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision.  Haslam wants to change this and in effect tax all Americans on every state’s sales tax when we purchase goods from a company in another state and there is no presence of that company in our state.

Muddying the waters is the fact that our previous governor had made an agreement with Amazon to bring three shipping hubs to Tennessee, bringing with it approximately 1200 jobs.  However, Governor Bredesen did not wish to tax the citizens of Tennessee when Amazon came here, so he had an agreement with Amazon that they could come to Tennessee without having purchases by citizens within the state taxed at our 9.25% rate.  Immediately Haslam set out to change this when he became governor and now in two years all citizens of Tennessee will pay 9.25% sales tax when they purchase anything from Amazon.  All for a lousy 1200 jobs!  So, Haslam has cost us all more in taxes and now he even wants to tax the rest of the American citizens by pushing a national Internet sales tax.

I don’t know how many of you remember what it was like before the internet, but 15 years ago or so tons of catalogues were always coming in the mail.  When customers ordered from any of those catalogues where the companies did not have a presence in their state, they did not charge any sales tax.  It has always been that way.   Yet, here we are with another Republican governor pushing more taxes on the people of Tennessee in an economy that is totally lackluster and stagnant.  And not only on Tennessee, but on the entire citizenry of the United States.  Talk about killing the economy even more!

To top it all off, Tennessee is headed by a Republican Governor and represented in the U.S. Senate by two Republicans who are pushing this tax along with our governor.  Both Senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are with Governor Haslam on instituting yet another new tax on America’s overburdened citizens via the national Internet sales tax.  Of course both of our Senators are moderate RINOs at best, with the senior Senator Alexander being the worst socialist of the two.  Is it any wonder we are considered the most corrupt state in the Union?

Conclusion

Where are the Tea Parties?  It is Taxed Enough Already they stand for, isn’t it?  Why has there been no uproar about this across the state of Tennessee and throughout the country?  Why has nothing been done to start a campaign against this new tax (as if we don’t have enough of them already).  And yes, I know it’s part of the UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development/Smart Growth plan to tax us all into the poor house and rid the nation of the declining middle class, but come on people….where is the fight?  Are you paying attention to what your Governor is doing?

David Koch

David Koch

How many times have I said, “A false friend is more dangerous than an open enemy?”  And how many times have I written about the phony right wing and all the right wing  UN-NGO (United Nations Non Governmental Organizations) groups being in bed with the left?  We need numbers of people to write, call, send letters to your newspaper editors and speak about this at your group’s meetings.  I beg of you to cry out against this tyranny!

We must be on our knees repenting for allowing our beloved nation to throw God out of the country.  We must be on our knees repenting for allowing our country to murder 56 million babies in the wombs of their mothers.  Are you pleading for mercy from the Lord God Almighty?  Are you working to save our Republic?  Are you going to Tea Parties who are nothing more than garden clubs, or are you actively trying to stop the onslaught of communism in our country by attending active groups?

I beg of you to get active and to take information to your pastors, your friends, your neighbors and to speak out because time is short and the satanic moneyed communists never sleep.  It took strong men and women, submitting to God’s Word and seeking His blessings, to build and defend America, home of the FREE and the BRAVE.  It will take nothing less to keep it.


Kelleigh Nelson has been a sentinel researching the Christian right and operations designed to co-opt it, since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. E-Mail: [email protected]et

See Kelleigh Nelson’s Phony Rightwing Series, on certain GOP presidential candidates and her exposé of the tycoon transnational dupes of globalist controllers, trying to co-opt and control the Tea Parties.

Images added by Gulag Bound

12/4/11

“This Capitalitalist System is Broken” – John Conyers Addresses Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Senior Michigan Rep. John Conyers has a 30 year history with the Marxists of Democratic Socialists of America. Recently he addressed Metro Atlanta DSA’s annual awards dinner, where he rambled on about the Occupy movementMartin Luther King, the civil rights movement, working in the “struggle” and the evils of capitalism.

Can there be any doubt at all that this guy is a Marxist?

12/4/11

“A Two-State Solution Is Already In Place” – Says GOP Congressional Candidate

By: Fern Sidman

“A two state solution in the Middle East is already in place and that constitutes Israel and Jordan,” declared GOP congressional candidate Karen Harrington. Delivering her remarks on Saturday evening December 3rd, at the New York Hall of Science Museum on the occasion of the 23rd annual Hebron Fund dinner, Ms. Harrington told the audience of over 500 stalwart supporters of a continued Jewish presence in the holy city of Hebron that, “President Obama is placing Israel at risk and his reckless foreign policy change concerning Israel retreating to 1967 borders must be adamantly rejected.”

A south Florida businesswoman and a political newcomer, Ms. Harrington is challenging Deborah Wasserman-Schulz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, for the congressional seat she holds in south Florida’s 20th congressional district, which includes a sizable Jewish constituency in Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

In a private interview with Arutz Sheva, Ms. Harrington responded to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s comments calling on Israel to prevent itself from growing ever more isolated in the international arena by getting back to “the damn table” and engaging in peace negotiations with the Palestinians. “I find it very disturbing that those in the Obama administration who are clearly Palestinian sympathizers are calling on Israel to negotitate with terrorists. Israel must be allowed to charter its own course and the role of the United States is to stand behind Israel and support them unequivocally,” said Ms. Harrington.

Introduced by dinner coordinator and long time Jewish activist, Dr. Joseph Frager, as one of Israel’s staunchest supporters, Ms. Harrington stepped in for the evening’s intended keynote speaker, former Arkansas governor and FOX television host, Mike Huckabee, who was called away to host the Republican Presidental Forum which aired on FOX News on Saturday evening. In a special pre-recorded video message to the attendees, Governor Huckabee said, “There is no nation on earth that mirrors the values of the United States more than Israel. Our souls are intertwined as we celebrate our shared values of freedom, democracy and justice and ours is an organic relationship. There are a great many in the United States, especially Christians who, like myself, stand unapologetically with Israel.”

Also appearing via a video presentation was Rep. Allen West (R), who represents the 22nd congressional district in Florida. Always an outspoken supporter of Israel, Congressman West spoke of his emotional visit to Hebron in 2009 and called Israel his “spiritual home.” Acknowledging the great deovtion of this year’s honorees, West emphasized the Jewish right of ownership of Hebron by saying, “It was Abraham who bought Hebron as a resting place for his wife Sarah, and today it is the eternal resting place for our patriarches and matriarchs that must never be relinquished. The survival of Jewish identity depends on a constant Jewish presence in Hebron where all religions can visit this holy site.”

The Hebron Fund oversees various projects for the care, maintenance and security of the Jewish residents of Hebron, as well as the Ma’aros HaMachpela. From building parks and playgrounds, to improving the security of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the Hebron Fund eases the daily challenges of life that residents face and provides the necessary assurances that they will never be alone in their struggles to ensure Jewish continuity there. By promoting visits and guided tours to educate people about the centrality of Hebron in the eternal Jewish destiny, the residents are shown a tangible solidarity which helps to inspire them in immeasurable ways.

Welcoming the dinner guests were Daniel Lieberman, Hebron Fund dinner chairman, Teddy Pollak, President of the Hebron Fund and Rabbi Simcha Hochbaum, Director of Tourism for the Jewish community of Hebron. Serving as master of ceremonies was legendary Jewish radio personality, Nachum Segal, who introduced the awardees. A special memorial tribute was held for Hebron benefactor and long time supporter Herbert Zweibon, A”H, the founder of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) who passed away last year.

Surrounded by Mr. Zweibon’s son Mark, his wife Sheila and indefatigable AFSI volunteer Charlotte Wohle, Helen Freedman, the executive director of AFSI, said, “Herb loved the city of Hebron with all his heart and all his soul and will be remembered for his exceptional devotion to those Jews living there. In order to perpetuate his legacy, we have raised the necessary funds to restore Jewish buildings in the center of Hebron on Cheskiyahu Street.” Noting that several weeks ago on Parshas Chaya Sara marked Helen Freedman’s 15th visit to Hebron on this special Shabbos, Ari Lieberman, the executive director of the Hebron Fund presented Ms. Freedman with a specially designed framed picture of the Ma’aras HaMachpela.

This year’s honorees included Laurie Moskowitz Hirsch, who was the recipient of the Bonei Hebron Award. Mrs. Hirsch, of North Miami Beach, Florida is the daughter of famed Jewish philanthropists Irving and Cherna Moskowitz. “Just being in Hebron makes me feel like a real part of this city’s enduring legacy. This award really belongs to the people of Hebron, who live there on a daily basis. This holy city is ours and when we behave as owners of this holy place then no one can take it away from us,” she said.

Former member of the Irgun Tzvai Leumi, Sam Schachter and his wife Malka of Hollywood, Florida were presented with the Magen Avraham Award for their long time support of a Jewish Hebron. Unable to personally attend due to health issues, the award was accepted by their son Tzvi Schachter. In a video message to dinner guests from their home in Florida with a picture of Revisionist Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky in the background, Mr. and Mrs. Schachter said, “Each day the brave Jews of Hebron sacrifice teir lives for this special city and it is our duty to support the people who live there, who educate their children there. To the Jews there we say, you are all of our brothers and this is our home. We look forward to the day that all of Hebron will be truly liberated.”

The prestigious Chasdei Avot Award was bestowed upon Chaim and Suri Boiangiu of Brooklyn, New York whose son Ari served as the presenter. Thanking Hashem and their rabbi, Mr. and Mrs. Boiangiu said, “Our children have always felt a very special kesher towards Hebron as we watched then daven so intently there on so many occasions. The brave people of Hebron keep our connection to our past alive. They are today’s heroesm along with the tireless soldiers of Tzahal who keep them safe. We are proud to celebrate with and salute these holy people and all honor goes to them.”

In an emotionally charged and profoundly moving video tribute to Ayal Noked-Lourie, A”H, a young Hebron resident who lost his battle with cancer over the last year, the award in his name was presented to Sruly and Chaya Hersh of Brooklyn, New York. Ayal’s mother said, “My son’s entire life was Hebron. He davened at the Ma’arat HaMachpela every day and worked to help victims of terror attacks there.” Leaving this world just months before his 41st birthday, Ayal, the father of 10, was remembered as “a person with a beautiful smile and a deep love of the Jewish people. In his own words on the previously recorded video, Ayal said, “This land and this place of Hebron was given to be by Hashem. If Hashem put me here there is a reason for it and Hashem protects us every moment. It is here in Hebron that you actually see the emunah, because without it you just can’t live here.”

“We are truly humbled to receive this award in the name of Ayal Noked-Lourie,” said Mr. and Mrs. Hersh. “Hebron is all about Hachnosas Orchim and we experienced that when we spent Shabbos Nachamu in Hebron. We went to Simcha Hochbaum, the director of tourism there and he opened up his home to us. 40,000 visitors descend upon Hebron on Parsha Chayei Sora which clearly sends to the people of Hebron the message of cohesiveness and harmony. We are proud to have supported Hebron in the past and are committed to supporting Hebron in the future.”

12/4/11

Apocalypse Nowish

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

I can’t take it any more. Did someone order an apocalypse? I know there is always one bearing down on us somewhere, but come on! Have you read the headlines lately? By Friday of last week, I was ready for a major meltdown. Looks like I wasn’t the only one:

Or…

Oh, how I can relate. (Massive screaming and hair pulling.) What the hell is wrong with us? Everything is upside down and backwards. Just the highlights:

1. Europe is melting down and about to fall into a black hole of debt which will draw us into the whirlpool right along with them. No one seems to really want to control their spending. It’s like the elite are paying all their crony friends, providing for themselves and knowingly bringing on the destruction of finances planet-wide. Screw the common man – they are taking the system for all it’s worth and then getting out before the implosion hits.

2. Our government — in secret — gave out 7.7 Trillion dollars worth of bailout money to banks – worldwide. Where the hell did they get it? I suspect, they just ‘digitized’ it and spread it around. It made NO difference, just forestalled the inevitable implosion. See #1 above. Say it with me: Weimar Republic.

Digitize me, Fred…

And it exploded…

3. Any time now, the Middle East is going to blow up and hello $200 a barrel for oil. It could be Iran and Israel (or Iran and us). It could be Syria. Hell, it could be Pakistan. WWIII is about to announce itself on the global stage and I’m not convinced we’ll be on the right side of the fight.

4. The minority inmates of the asylum are in control of our country, all the while claiming they are the 99%. (Really, does anyone in government look like a 99 percenter?)

5. Communism never went away… It has surged back thanks to the Progressives putting their comrades in positions of power throughout our nation. The red menace is back baby and it is within our own walls and halls, not to mention spreading across the globe again.

6. Hyperinflation is on it’s way as the world prints money trying to stave off a global depression. Never worked before, won’t work this time. Don’t these idiots ever learn?

7. Our government has gone rogue. They no longer fear having to pay for any transgressions from insider trading to falsifying testimony on things like, oh, I don’t know, running guns to Mexico. There are soooo many corrupt issues in our government these days, I just don’t even know where to start. Get rid of all of ’em and start over.

8. Taxes, taxes, taxes…

9. Regulations out the wazoo. It’s Atlas Shrugged come to life. We literally can’t breath without violating one law or another.

10. God is being removed systematically from every part of our society. In it’s place, some of the most violent and horrific examples of barbarism are taking place right here in America and elsewhere that I have ever seen.

11. Antisemitism is raising is ghastly head once more. Those that stand against God’s chosen ones will surely fall from grace. Count on it.

12. The Constitution is being utterly ignored and circumvented by our politicians and elite Progressives on both sides of the aisle. I’ve just about had all I can take from these politicians. We must restore the original intent of the Constitution and the ideals our founders based this country on or we are toast.

And speaking of our current economic and political situation, this episode was badly written:

What’s happened to personal responsibility? What’s happened to independence and innovation? Where are morals and ethics any more? Maybe they are all still there, it’s just that the minority is in control and they have the morals of an alley cat and the ethics of, well, a politician. In fact, many of them are politicians. Isn’t it time America put people of character back in control of our homeland? Isn’t it time for the majority to say that’s enough, we aren’t going to take this crap any more? I really, really think so.

Can you blame people for panicking? Can you blame them for storing food, paying off debt and moving to a state that has some sanity left? Gun sales are the highest they have ever been and I personally believe that it has everything to do with what is happening in our country and worldwide today. No longer are survivalists being called crazy, everyone is at least attempting to prep. I’d say if you just read the headlines, you can’t help but think things are trending darkly – Apocalypse Nowish.