QUIT BASHING OBAMA

Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:
First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U. S., including those with criminal convictions.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on September 7, 2014.

1,500 mental health patients have been drugged and sent to die alone by Nevada-run hospital since 2008, lawsuit claims

The mental healthcare systems in this nation are even worse than the hospital system. Staffs are underpaid, and institutions release mental patients to cut expenses. These people are sent out onto the streets with a handful of psychiatric drugs, adding to the homeless, among whom many are vets that the VA Hospital system can’t or won’t handle. Many of the vets, even those who are not homeless, wind up committing suicide, up to 22 per day! Many of the non-veterans wind up with nowhere to go but the streets and become victims of brutal crimes or land in jails themselves, which is the worst place for mentally ill patients to be. According to the sources below, state-run mental institutions started shutting down in the 1950s as part of changing social attitudes and a movement to de-institutionalize mental illness. And the Federal Government wanted to cut out funding state-run mental institutions. Medicaid announced that they would only finance care for the mentally ill in private mental institutions or nursing homes. But state-run mental institutions have been where the majority of mentally ill and insane people were committed. Not anymore. They’re being released out into the public domain, even if they have no job skills or nowhere to go or no one to help them. In other words, onto the streets or into jails.

This post was published at Natural News on Sunday, September 07, 2014.

HealthCare.gov Hacked

Just when one thought the embarrassment for Obamacare, and its epically flawed, bloated portal, Healthcare.gov, which according to some accounts has over 100 million lines of code, the vast majority of which did not work as it is after all a government project, could not get any worse, it just did following a report in the WSJ that the website which is reasonably expected to be the safest in the world – and at a price of over $500 million it should be the safest in the world – considering it holds not only the financial but personal and healthcare data of millions of Americans, has been hacked.
According to the WSJ, a hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software.
Naturally, the spin doctors have been promptly activated because the last thing a scandal-ridden administration needs is a reminder of the worst website roll-out in history, and supposedly investigators found no evidence that consumers’ personal data was taken in the breach, federal officials said. “The hacker appears only to have accessed a server used to test code for HealthCare.gov. The Department of Health and Human Services discovered the attack last week.“
So… the website was hacked in July, and nobody learned about it until two months later? But that’s ok, because “investigators” are confident nothing important was taken. Mmmk.
The humor continues:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/04/2014.

The Obama Administration Policies That Jihadists Are Using To Legally Immigrate To America

Did you know that one of the Americans that was recently killed fighting for ISIS once cleaned planesat Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport? His name was Abdirahmaan Muhumed, and he was a Somali refugee. Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have been resettled in cities in the United States, and thanks to the Obama administration an increasing percentage of those refugees are Muslim. As you will read about below, Obama has even made it possible for refugees that have given only ‘limited material support’ to terrorists to come to America. The Obama administration says that it is still trying to keep full-blown terrorists from entering the country, but it has become exceedingly clear that administration officials aren’t exactly into that whole ‘border security’ thing. And once refugees arrive in the United States, they are fully eligible for food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance and a whole host of other welfare programs. So if you are a jihadist and you want to move to the United States legally, all you have to do is claim to be a ‘refugee’ and you might just find that the red carpet gets rolled out for you.
According to a survey conducted by Pew Research, ‘the estimated share of legal Muslim immigrants entering the U. S. each year has roughly doubled, from about 5 percent of legal immigrants in 1992 to about 10 percent in 2012.’ And this rise in Islamic immigration has been accelerated by a series of moves by Barack Obama.
For example, earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported on a decision by the Obama administration to bring thousands of additional Syrian refugees into the country by the end of this year…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on September 3rd, 2014.

Just Admit It: You (and your kids) Are State PROPERTY

Still think you have “freedom” eh? Still think you’re the actual parents of your children, and that you should be the ones making decisions about their lifestyle and heatlh? Or are you simply where all the liabilities reside for the decision to have them, while the choices belong to someone else — you know, like a slave?
Police have rejected criticism of their search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour removed from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
Ashya King was found in Malaga on Saturday and his parents arrested, following an international search.
His father Brett King defended his actions in a video posted on YouTube, saying there had been a “ridiculous chase”.
Hampshire Police said medical advice was that Ashya was in “grave danger”.
The parents, it turns out, wanted their kid to be treated using a therapy not offered by the UK’s socialized medical services. Specifically, they wanted to use proton beam therapy rather than what the UK wanted to use (effectively gamma radiation.) The difference is that proton beam therapy is a more-targeted form of radiation than gamma. Both are of the same general type, and there is much dispute as to whether proton therapy is as effective in specific cancers. Then again there’s plenty of argument over whether radiation therapy actually “works” (that is, does less harm and good) in these cases to begin with.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-08-31.

OBAMACARE: DEATH PANELS WERE ALWAYS ON THE AGENDA

The New York Times runs front page endorsement Prior to Democrats ramming substandard corporatized medical care down the throats of the American people at gunpoint, Democrats argued that death panels would not be part of Obamacare. However, now that Obamacare is law, the truth has finally emerged – death panels are indeed part of the law.
On Saturday The New York Times reported that ‘the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.’
Medicare will begin covering ‘end-of-life discussions’ next year. It will decide to institute this policy after consultation with the American Medical Association, the corporatist trade guild responsible in part for monopolizing medicine.

This post was published at Info Wars on AUGUST 31, 2014.

Obamacare Fine Print: Beware the Medicaid and Medi-Cal Clawbacks and Liens

Obamacare greatly expanded Medicaid coverage, but there is a hidden gotcha that may come back and haunt your heirs for benefits you receive from age 55-64.
This is not new news, but few read and understand the “fine print”.
In a warning about the “fine print” and in response to Moral Dilemma: Should a Libertarian Who Does Not Need Food Stamps, but Qualifies for Them, Take Them? reader “TL” writes …
Hello Mish,
Your friend Steven may want to carefully research taking Medi-Cal benefits.
Medi-Cal, and many other state Medicaid programs include a ‘claw-back’ provision for recovery of costs incurred by the state to provide medical care. While there is much variation in particulars from one state to another, the bottom line is these costs include a monthly ‘administrative fee’
The ‘claw-back’ mechanism functions via the state placing ‘liens’ on individual assets at the point the Medicaid recipient reaches age 55, then recovers the money at the point the Medicaid recipient dies by ‘seizing’ the money from the estate.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Moral Dilemma: Should a Libertarian Who Does Not Need Food Stamps, but Qualifies for Them, Take Them?

Here’s the moral dilemma of the day:
Suppose you are a staunch Libertarian, doing reasonably well and you don’t need food stamps. Yet, under perverse rules, you qualify for them. Should you take them?
Reader Steven faces that exact question. Steven writes …
Hi Mish
In response to your article 40% of U. S. on Welfare; Obamacare Expands Welfare by 23 Million; More on Welfare Than Full-Time-Employed I confess my own moral dilemma.
I am the beneficiary of trusts left to me by my parents. They are not huge, but they sustain me and my children. I prefer to spend time with my kids rather than pursue regular employment.
Until the beginning of this year, I was purchasing my own health insurance under a high deductible plan, that cost nearly $300 per month. It had risen steadily from $169 when I first obtained it two years ago. On December 31, my plan was essentially made illegal, with another plan costing nearly $600 put in its place.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Friday, August 29, 2014.

CBO: Obamacare Discourages Work

Remember all those allegations that Obamacare would be an unmitigated disaster for businesses, especially smaller companies? Well, now we have some facts. A week ago we noted that the Philly Fed found that Obamacare was a disaster for business, and now no lessor entity than the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is out with its latest forecasts, concluding “certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act will tend to reduce labor force participation.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

The Nanny State Is Chemically Castrating Our Children’s Brains

Government should not be in the business of mandating personal choices and government should never be allowed to legislate choices which should be reserved for parents with regard to their children’s health and welfare. The parents are sovereign over the welfare of their children, not the nanny state.
In the name of increasing the corporate bottom line, the government watchdog industries of the DEA and FDA, as well as the office of the President, have become the willing lap dogs for Big Pharma and this unholy alliance is serving to endanger our children.
Big Pharma has gone to great lengths to increase sales to the youth of America either through chemically castrating our children’s brains or by producing drugs with very serious side effects which serve to seriously degrade both the brain and the body. Our children are being systematically destroyed by the pharmaceutical industry.
Children and Psychotropic Drugs Psychotropic drugs affect brain activity associated with mental processes and behavior. While such medication ‘can have significant benefits for those with mental illnesses, they can also have side effects ranging from mild to serious,’ including drowsiness, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, loss of coordination, blurred vision, tremors, weight gain and high cholesterol, according to a report released in 2011 by the U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report was the result of a five-state study on the rates at which kids both in and out of foster care were prescribed psychotropic drugs through Medicaid in 2008.
According to the GAO, foster children in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas were prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than children not in foster care. This gap may be because kids usually enter foster care after being abused or neglected and living through traumatic experiences. However, as a former clinician, I can unequivocally state that all factors can affect mental health and this does not warrant the wholesale medicating of our children.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on August 28, 2014.

This is how you beat Obamacare

August 27, 2014 Bangkok, Thailand
I’m still a little bit stunned by what just happened.
30 minutes and $73 later, I just walked out of what was -technically- a hospital, but was much closer to an upscale business lounge at a modern airport.
I had a quick procedure done to fix up a nagging issue sustained in my military days (seemingly a lifetime ago). I was dreading it, but it was over in minutes, and I already feel great.
Back where I come from, the same procedure would go for ten times that. I would have wasted away in a waiting room filling out endless paperwork, then spent countless hours arguing with an insurance company.
Here at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, I barely had time to sit down before they called me in to meet with the doctor.

This post was published at Sovereign Man on August 27, 2014.

Libyan Government Overrun, Central Bankers Prepping Invasion Of Libya – Episode 450

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 25, 2014
France is collapsing and the President dissolves government. One of every two Cyprus loans are in default. Real Estate is now imploding in the month of July, the bump in sales is over, the hard slide down is accelerating. China is designing their own OS and Russia is looking to replace the SWIFT system. Federal Reserve takes a survey and it reports Obamacare is destroying business. Dempsey heading to Afghanistan to keep US soldiers stationed there. Poroshenko dissolves parliament using social media. Libya is now overrun, government is out. US and other nations preparing to invade and recapture Libya. US Government officials pushing the agenda of terror.

40% of U.S. on Welfare; Obamacare Expands Welfare by 23 Million; More on Welfare Than Full-Time-Employed

As a result of Obamacare Medicaid expansion coupled with means-tested Obamacare assistance, I estimate welfare rolls expanded from 35.4% of the population in 2012 to about 40% in 2014.
Let’s go through the math to see how I make that estimate.
The latest welfare statistics are from year-end 2012. Those figures show 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare.
109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.
When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs – such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits – were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012.
Subtract the 3,297,000 who were receiving veterans’ benefits from the total, and that leaves 150,026,000 people receiving non-veterans’ benefits.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Federal Reserve Branch Bank Concludes Obamacare a Disaster for Businesses

Each month, branch banks for the Federal Reserve send out questionnaires and surveys to businesses as a way to test the climate of the economy. In the month of August, the Philadelphia branch asked businesses what the full extend and effect so far from the new Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) was, and the responses they received were a disaster. In the majority of responses, businesses either let go of employees to adjust to the higher costs imposed upon them by the Federal government, moved full time employees to part time status, or, changed benefit plans so that employees would be forced to pay more towards their premiums.
What the survey found was very disturbing: not only did businesses report that as a result of Obamacare the number of workers they employ is lower than higher (18.2% vs 3.0%), that there has been an increase in part time jobs (18.2% higher vs 1.5% lower), leading to a big increase in outsourcing and most importantly, Obamacare costs are being largely passed on to customers (28.8% reporting higher vs 0.0% lower), the punchline was that while there is basically no change in the number of employees covered (17.6% higher vs 14.7% lower and 67.6% unchanged), there has been a big jump in Premiums, Deductibles, Out-of-pocket maximums, and Copays, which has been ‘matched’ by a far greater reduction in the range of medical coverage and the size of the network.
In short a disaster. – Zerohedge

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 24th, 2014