Is Obama a Saboteur?

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

I took my mandated continuing education course hours in order to maintain my occupational license as a locksmith in the State of Texas yesterday; passed by the way, the world is a safer place knowing that. There were two classes, each four hours worth of credits to adhere to guidelines set up by the Department of Public Safety/Private Security Bureau. One had to do with ethics, while the other covered rules and regulations; pretty much the same information from year to year.

As a means of verifying the material covered, there was a test at the end of each block of instruction. You might be wondering what this has to do with the title, “Is Obama a Saboteur;” I’m about to tell you.

One of the questions on the test had to do with integrity and loyalty. It listed a few instances where an employee’s actions might be grounds to question his/her integrity and loyalty. Saboteur was listed as a reason to question one’s loyalty along with other indicators such as inattention to detail or misappropriation of funds; I could be mistaken as I wasn’t really intending to have to quote the information later on, it was a simple test question.

“Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening another entity through subversion, obstruction, disruption or destruction. In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions.”

My goodness; was that a picture of Obama in the dictionary next to Sabotage? Some claim it’s the implementation of the Cloward-Piven strategy, a means to an end that will bring about America’s Change from capitalism to some communal order more in tune with European socialism. Any way you slice it (couldn’t resist the opportunity to link, my apologies), if you connect the dots, Obama’s actions would lend plausibility to the notion of Obama being a saboteur.

What dots, you might ask? Start with the pork ridden Stimulus package which we were told would create shovel ready jobs in the private sector. Where are those jobs? They don’t exist. What about the governments take over of GM and Chrysler, how about Wall Street and health insurance/medical services industry? Are any of these moves within the best interests of a free market system or would they be more in tune with progressive totalitarianism?

The last issue, at least for today, has to do with Big Oil. The news media has been grinding away at evil Big Oil for years, painting Big Oil as first cousin to Satan. The media swayed public opinion against Republicans; folks like Bush and Cheney had Big Oil’s albatross around their necks each time drilling came up either off shore or in Alaska. The environmental folks made sure to remind everyone each time drilling for oil came up that our top administrators were in the pocket of Big Oil. I have news for you, without Big Oil America, and for that matter the rest of the world, could never enjoy the industrial marvels that make our economy work; we are all indebted to Big Oil in some way, so let’s try to remember that.

Here’s a news flash, one that isn’t in LARGE PRINT, at least not when it comes to ABC, CBS, NBC or any of “the usual suspects;” OBAMA is in bed with BIG OIL. The only problem, at least as I see it, the BIG OIL OBAMA is in bed with is in BRASIL. Obama wants to loan $2 Billion to Petrobras, a Brazilian nationally owned entity, for deep water off shore drilling.

Glenn Beck wrote in his article, Left Strangely Silent on Petrobras, and asked the question, “Mind you, this is a multi-billion dollar company that rakes in tens of billions in profits each year. Why in the world would these guys need a loan? And why are we investing in another country’s offshore drilling while banning ours?”

A logical question jumps off the page, why would Obama shut down off shore drilling here in the United States and destroy American oil interests in favor of a Brazilian oil entity, a competitor? It goes deeper than “save the environment” or “worst oil spill of all time;” read on.

The moratorium on off shore drilling which Obama declared means economical disaster for those who’ve invested billions in those fancy off shore drilling rigs, not to mention the jobs lost adding to an already recessionary economy. The owners of those rigs can’t let these expensive investments sit around waiting for the ecological movement to grant them permission to drill. I’m aware, through people in the industry who know, that at least one of these fancy off shore rigs is already on its way to Brazil where it has been contracted for the next 3 years. Did you get that; for the next 3 years a very important piece of equipment will be unavailable to jump start our own oil industry because Obama shut it down in our territorial waters.

Add to the string of dots a story out of Reuters, Brazil stocks, real jump on China, Petrobras plan, where the sudden good fortune of Petrobras, its offshore drilling future assured, has sparked economic recovery in Brazil.

“Brazil’s currency, the real ( BRBY), firmed 1.6 percent to 1.819 per dollar, as the greenback sank against a basket of major currencies.”

The value of the dollar was damaged by Obama’s handy work while the real’s value went up; does this sound like the kind of Change promised? The Obama administration has guaranteed American taxpayers a debt so large as to be incomprehensible, a debt that will be passed on to our children and our grandchildren; and has also managed to damage, perhaps irreparably, the free market system and the means to supply oil to power American industries without having to import that oil from elsewhere, often times from countries who consider the United States of America their enemy.

Did I forget to mention that Petrobras has a contract which promises all their oil to China? That means American taxpayers are supporting Brazil’s Petrobras oil company in a venture which will weaken our own monetary system and at the same time we won’t even be able to purchase any of their oil. Glenn Beck was right; this whole thing doesn’t pass the “smell test.” I’d go a step further; this whole administration stinks to high heaven.

Obama’s decision has been to cripple American oil drilling interests, chasing off specialized drilling equipment which take years to obtain and put into use, loaning American tax dollars to a Brazilian oil company which just happens to have as one of its largest investors, George Soros; are any of these dots worth connecting?

Billionaire George Soros was a huge contributor to Obama’s presidential campaign and supports left wing political organizations like the Center for American Progress, “government that champions the common good over narrow self-interest” (socialism and the collective are more important than individual rights for those needing an interpretation). Soros also funds the Open Society Institute and the Tides Foundation which tends to be anti-capitalist minded. Soros has openly stated he would like to see a new world order take the place of sovereign democracies, the United States included, and his wealth and power grow as a result.

Much of Soros’ money has been and is made through currency speculation, purchasing one country’s fiat money in favor of another’s, based on fluctuating market conditions. What better way to increase the value of an investment than for Obama to sweeten the pot by making Petrobras oil more attractive to investors while at the same time solidifying the Brazilian monetary system; Soros wins both ways while the American economy takes another hit.

Obama makes me wonder where his loyalties lie; saboteur isn’t a strong enough word. Obama’s actions show he’s not above selling out his own country to benefit his friends. Benedict Arnold was willing to sell out his country; his name is synonymous with traitor. Obama would destroy over 200 years of individual liberty and freedom and claim it was “for the common good over narrow self-interest;” no, calling Obama a saboteur is too kind.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution.”


Tyranny This Way Comes – the Censorship of the Internet

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Hat Tips: Jean Stoner/Brian B.

And so it begins in earnest… The stripping of free speech on the Internet. I have known for some time that it was heading at us like a freight train, with virtually no way of stopping the onslaught and it has finally arrived.

First they came for the those they deemed as Internet counterfeiting and piracy sites. “Operation In Our Sites” targets Internet movie pirates. Given, many of these are crooks and are infringing on the entertainment industry and as such should be stopped. However, look closely at the wording on ICE’s site:

In the first action carried out as part of the initiative, authorities executed seizure warrants against nine domain names of Web sites that were offering first-run movies, often within hours of their theatrical release. Seven of those sites were targeted for seizure by the SDNY. Agents from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) also seized assets from 15 bank, Paypal, investment and advertising accounts, and executed four residential search warrants in several states.


“Criminal copyright infringement occurs on a massive scale over the Internet, reportedly resulting in billions of dollars in losses to the U.S. economy,” said Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, whose office handled the seizure warrants of seven domain names Wednesday. “That translates into lost jobs and real hardships for ordinary working people. That’s why we took the actions we did. If your business model is movie piracy, your story will not have a happy ending.”

“Content theft online has become increasingly ubiquitous as technology and software improve and access to the Internet increases,” said Mike Robinson, chief of operations, content protection for the MPAA. “We are committed to working with law enforcement to get the illegal choices out of the marketplace and instead focus on continuing to offer more innovative and flexible legal options to consumers to enjoy the movies and TV shows that we all love. The American motion picture and television industry is one of our nation’s most valuable cultural and economic resources. We are grateful to ICE, the Obama Administration, and the federal agencies that have made the protection of intellectual property a priority for the United States.”

The term “copyright infringement” is subject to wide interpretation and an assigned definition courtesy of the issuing enforcement agency. It is fluid and malleable. Just ask Obama’s Copyright Czar – Victoria Espinel. From Wired:

One of the first recommendations to the president to bolster intellectual property enforcement was “transparency.” Espinel also discussed enforcing “American intellectual property rights in the global economy.”

Toward those ends, we need not look beyond the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

The proposed international accord fits nicely with the goal of American policy laundering. The United States is pushing a DMCA-style notice-and-takedown process on the two dozen negotiating countries.

Under the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, internet companies are granted so-called safe-harbor status if they promptly remove allegedly infringing content at the request of the copyright holder.

But what’s been missing in the nearly 2-year-old ACTA negotiations is transparency.

The administration at one point said the agreement’s working text was a national security secret.

But as Glenn Beck put it so succinctly, this has our Regulatory Czar’s (Cass Sunstein’s) fingerprints all over it… This is the opening salvo to censoring the Internet.

Copyright infringement will be defined to include photographs eventually as well. Any amount of content and even quotes before it is over with will also be lumped into the code. Any blogger who steps out of line will have their site, bank accounts and equipment seized and may go to jail under the Patriot Act, which will simply make them disappear into the system.

But wait, there’s more…

If that doesn’t do the trick, and it won’t because bloggers can actually write, they’ll use hate speech legislation to nail them. If that doesn’t stop them, taxation and fines will. Not many bloggers can withstand these fiscal chains, because they aren’t paid for their writing and don’t have backers, unless of course you are Media Matters who is backed by George Soros, an uber-Marxist with extremely deep pockets.

This morning it was also announced that the TSA and other governmental agencies will be blocking “controversial opinion” sites. Well, that is the conservative blogosphere that you are waiving goodbye to at least at work or on a government connected computer. But don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll still be able to access all the porn you want. Wouldn’t want to stifle free, oh, whatever… Sigh…

One wonders why they have access during working hours any way – isn’t the TSA supposed to be actually protecting us? Yep, security is their middle name…

As Drudge headlined it today: BIG SIS BLOCKS WEBSITES WITH ‘CONTROVERSIAL OPINIONS.’ First they came for the Internet, then they came for the bloggers… Free speech is being silenced and the Constitution is being destroyed, just as Obama and Cloward & Piven envisioned it.


Obama Bristles at Reporter’s Question on if His “Distancing from Israel” was a Mistake

Hat Tip: Brian B.

What a liar…

FreedomsLighthouse | July 06, 2010

Here is video of President Obama bristling at a reporter’s question during a joint White House appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama was asked if his policy of “distancing from Israel” and Netanyahu was “a mistake,” and contributes to others in the world feeling emboldened to bash Israel.

Obama said he rejected the “premise of the question,” and claimed there have been no “public statements” during his Presidency to support the idea that he has been “distancing from Israel.” He was clearly defensive about the issue, and did not like the question!


Lame Duck Congress

Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot

From The Radio Patriot:

The upcoming lame duck Congress — that stretch between the Nov. 2 election and when the newly elected Congress is seated is a dangerous time for our country.

According to Elizabeth Letchworth of Gradegov.com (who spent 26 years as the elected Secretary to the US Senate), we are looking at a potential disaster in November and December when the lame ducks try to push through all the legislation they can. Think Amnesty, Cap and Trade, the Kill Switch bill drafted by Sen. Joe Lieberman to give the president power to shut off the Internet in the case of a national emergency.

Elizabeth produced a to-the-point video about it. Please give it wide distribution. If you blog, please consider posting it.

Like Paul Revere, Elizabeth is sounding the alert. Today’s “Red” coats are coming. Heck… they’re already here.

Elizabeth joins us every Wednesday night with a Capitol Hill update. Tune in tomorrow night at 9p ET and introduce yourself.