Only 26% in Favor of Obama’s Amnesty Plan for Illegal Immigrants, 62% Oppose, Rest Uncertain

On August 28-29, in a national survey of likely voters, Rasmussen asked Five Questions on Immigration Amnesty.
How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama and illegal immigration? According to news reports, President Obama is considering granting amnesty to several million illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress. Do you favor or oppose the president granting such an amnesty? Does the president have the legal authority to grant amnesty to several million illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress? If the president does grant amnesty to these illegal immigrants, should Congress challenge that action in court? Which should come first – securing the border to prevent future illegal immigration or amnesty for some illegal immigrants now in this country? Results Results show Voters Strongly Oppose Obama’s Amnesty Plan for Illegal Immigrants.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on September 04, 2014.

Powerful Trend: Cannabis Decriminalization Emerges From a Do-Nothing US Congress

Current Congress might be history’s worst at passing laws … It seems like there’s not a whole lot being accomplished in the Capitol with the current group of legislators. The current Congress is on track to be the worst ever at passing laws since modern record-keeping began, with three of its lawmakers failing to introduce a single bill, The Post has learned. The divided House and Senate have managed to pass just 163 laws that garnered President Obama’s signature since the two-year term began in January 2013. At this rate, Congress will have no problem beating the previous record set during the 2011-2013 session in which 284 laws were passed. That was down from 385 laws passed in the 2009-2011 session. – The New York Post
Dominant Social Theme: We need more laws as soon as possible, and make them good ones.
Free-Market Analysis: This article appeared on September 1, and perhaps the editorial staff of the New York Post intended to use the paper’s “bully pulpit” to remind federal legislators that they had three more months to accomplish something significant.
There is however, one encouraging “activist” trend that runs counter to our general position that the less the US Congress does, the better.
More on that below.
First, let’s concentrate on why Congressional inaction is probably a good thing. Look at the US today and ask if the political system at local, state or federal levels has proven successful in ensuring US prosperity or building on the dominance that the US once enjoyed after World War II. The answer is obvious, and negative.
The US is in terrible shape, with moribund employment, serial wars sapping resources, a confrontation with Russia brewing, a Southern border that is being determinedly turned into a kind of regional sieve by an administration that wants to essentially merge Mexico and the US or so it seems.

This post was published at The Daily Bell on September 04, 2014.

It’s official: Public opinion of Congress sinks below that of used car salesmen

September 3, 2014 Santiago, Chile
Poll after poll confirms what I’m sure you’ve already been feeling.
People are disenchanted with the existing system. They don’t trust the government, they don’t trust the banks, and they don’t trust the media.
You can hear the rumblings of grumblings, and it’s only growing louder and louder.
Lost confidence in government
If you were to ask 10 Americans if they have confidence in Congress, less than one would now say yes.
And it’s not just disgust with the legislature. It’s all of government. Confidence in President Obama is at its lowest level ever.
Supposedly those in political office are there to act on behalf of the people. That’s what a republic is all about, right?

This post was published at Sovereign Man on September 3, 2014.

Don’t Blink, You’ll Miss Another US Attack!

US bombs have been falling on Iraq for several weeks now, and an attack is also planned against Syria. At the NATO summit in Wales this weekend it was agreed to position thousands of troops on Russia’s border to be prepared for an attack in a moment’s notice. It seems like it was only yesterday that the US conducted yet another attack on Pakistan…oh wait, it was only yesterday!But did you know that the US is also still attacking Africa on a steady basis? At the end of the day yesterday US forces conducted an attack on the what they claim are Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia. These small groups have been fighting against the US-backed regime in Somalia which is enough to earn them ongoing drone strikes from Washington. The idea that a small, localized Islamist movement in a place like Somalia is a threat to the United States is hard to comprehend. Also hard to understand how there is any legal justification for the Obama administration to conduct airstrikes on Africa at all. Has Congress declared war on Somalia? Nevertheless the endless US global war continues…

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 2, 2014.

09.01 Latest Videos from the Ukraine Civil War

As a public service, I like to remind everyone as to what is happening within the real Civil War inside of the Ukraine which is being ignored by our President, Congress, both political parties, and the American media by and large. Just think if 1,000,000 plus Palestinian or African refugees were created from a conflict the anointed one would be on television every night demanding the Republicans help him declare war.
However, since the refugees are by and large white, Christian, against LGBT civil rights (whatever), and Russia is having to feed and take care of them, the West could not give a crap because the mentality of the banksters is that it helps to weaken the Russian Federation. Then again, Russia could not give a crap about Obama’s self-imposed refugee crisis of the Central Americans the Obama invited into Texas and Arizona.


This post was published at John Galt Fla on September 1, 2014.

Movement to Declassify 9/11 Information Gathers Momentum

9/11 Commission Chairs, Congressmen and Intelligence Officers All Call for Declassification
The 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs – Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean – have called for the 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission Report which is classified to be declassified.
Kean said that 60-70% of what was classified shouldn’t have been classified in the first place:


This post was published at Washingtons Blog on August 31, 2014.

Why Does the U.S. Support a Country FOUNDED With Terrorism, Which Is the MAIN SOURCE of Islamic Terrorism Today?

America Has Sold Its Soul for Oil A U. S. congressman for 6 years, who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough) says that – even if the Saudi government backed the 9/11 attacks – Saudi oil is too important to do anything about it:

This is not an isolated incident. It is a microcosm of U. S.-Saudi relations.
By way of background, former MI6 agent Alastair Crooke notes that Saudi Arabia was founded with terrorism:
One dominant strand to the Saudi identity pertains directly to Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism), and the use to which his radical, exclusionist puritanism was put by Ibn Saud. (The latter was then no more than a minor leader – amongst many – of continually sparring and raiding Bedouin tribes in the baking and desperately poor deserts of the Nejd.)


This post was published at Washingtons Blog on 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.

Obama’s Grand Plan For ISIS: “We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet”

UPDATE: Damage Control Spin begins…
In his remarks today, POTUS was explicit – as he has been in the past – about the comprehensive strategy we'll use to confront ISIL threat.
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) August 28, 2014

President Obama ‘knows’ how to handle Putin’s ‘continuation’ (not ‘invasion’) – more sanctions (and costs for Europe) – but when it comes to beating the most “barbaric” terrorists known as ISIS, ISIL, or The Islamic State; he had this to offer… “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.” Rest assured Americans – who have been told that ISIS could be crossing the borders every day and a constant threat, President Obama is ‘working on it’. Perhaps most crucially, while we ‘joke’ that the administration has no strategy, it is noteworthy that Obama stated it was “not US policy to defeat ISIS, only reverse gains.”
QUESTION: Do you need Congress’s approval to go into Syria?

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/28/2014.

Mercury/vaccines/autism: more fraud at the CDC

In the 1990s, people around the world began to wake up and realize: there is mercury in vaccines.
Mercury.
‘That’s a poison, isn’t it? Warnings are issued about eating fish laced with mercury…but injecting it is safe?’
The public reaction was swift, explosive, instinctive, and correct: ‘They’re poisoning us and our children.’
Some of this poisoning was called autism. Some of it was called ‘neuro-developmental delay.’ There were other names and categories.
The uproar was so loud, Congress was forced to act. In 1997, they ordered the FDA to examine the situation.
So in June of 2000, three full years later, because the federal government really cares but only cares slowly, the famous Simpsonwood Meeting convened (see also here).
The star of that meeting was a CDC scientist named Thomas Verstraeten. Tommy had done extensive work on vaccines and neuro-developmental delay. It was so extensive almost nobody could understand it.
At Simpsonwood, a gaggle of other scientists, FDA and CDC people, and pharma types sat in their chairs while Tommy showed mind-numbing slide after slide and explained each one.
The CDC people prayed Tommy would be convincing. After all, the CDC is in charge of vaccine safety and also buys billions of dollars of vaccines, which it distributes to public health agencies in all 50 states.
Tommy, with his slide show, explained he had homed in on neuro-developmental delay in children, and had examined many different groupings of vaccinated children to discover a connection, if any, to the vaccines.
There is a transcript of the whole Simpsonwood Meeting. 286 pages. It’s like reading the Talmud backwards or an old Manhattan phone book whose pages have been taken out of alphabetical order.
Tommy’s thrust, of course, was to exonerate mercury in vaccines and give these vaccines a free pass. Which he eventually did, in the final version of a study published three times.
In the Simpsonwood transcript, the real explosion comes on page 43. No one, to my knowledge, has emphasized this enough.
On page 43, a Dr. Rapin asks Tommy a basic question:

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 27, 2014.

Update: CDC whistleblower in touch with members of Congress

In a recent video interview with Brian Hooker, Gary Franchi of nextnewsnetwork.com has elicited several pieces of vital information.
Franchi’s interview is headlined: ‘CDC Responds: Admits Omitting Vaccine Data.’ It is available at nextnewsnetwork and at YouTube.
Brian Hooker, PhD, Franchi’s interviewee, is one contact for CDC whistleblower William Thompson. Hooker has published a re-analysis of the CDC’s fraudulent work on the MMR vaccine, showing that the CDC indeed buried the connection between the vaccine and autism.
In the interview, Hooker states that whistleblower Thompson is in touch with members of Congress.
Since Thompson was a co-author on a crucial 2004 study exonerating the vaccine, and since Thompson now readily admits that study was a fraud, a few members of Congress might actually listen to him and then make noises about the need to expose this scandal further.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 27, 2014.

Central Bankers Sending In Drones To Map Out Targets In Syria – Episode 451

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 26, 2014
Argentina is collapsing and they just stopped Bank Of New York Mellon from operating. Government confidence hits all time high, completely opposite from U Mich confidence. Case Shiller reports housing prices are slowing and falling. The Government is creating a “truthy” database system to monitor twitter to find anti-government speech. British special forces arrive in Iraq. Central bankers/US government sending in drones and surveillance equipment to Syria to map out targets to be used in bombing runs. Obama administration says he doesn’t need congress approval. Be prepared for a false flag event.

Burger King Flips Obama the Bird; BK, Warren Buffet, Greg Mankiw, Barry Ritholtz, Mish on Corporate Tax Inversion “Fairness”

Obama Condemns CEOs
President Obama is fed up with corporations no paying their “fair tax”.
On August 24, Bloomberg reported Inversion Express Slows to Crawl as Obama Condemns CEOs
On July 24 Obama referred to companies looking to shift their domicile as ‘corporate deserters’ and aides pledged to curtail the practice with or without Congressional approval.
Since then, no companies have announced any of these deals — known as inversions — and it’s no coincidence, according to lawyers and investment bankers. The presidential rhetoric has caused several companies exploring inversions to put on the brakes to see what emerges from the political debate, people familiar with the preparations said.
Between mid-June and late-July, when Obama ramped up his criticism of the deals by calling companies that strike them ‘corporate deserters,’ at least five large American companies announced plans for inversions, including AbbVie Inc. and Medtronic Inc. (MDT) Since the start of 2012, 21 U. S. companies have announced or completed such deals, or almost half the total of 51 such transactions in the last three decades.
After Obama called for ‘economic patriotism’ from business leaders in July, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the agency was examining options for new rules that wouldn’t require Congressional sign-off.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Monday, August 25, 2014.

McCain gets more support for hawkish plan for Islamic State, but will Obama follow?

Chris Wallace reports for Fox News. He reports: Sen. John McCain, one of Congress’ most hawkish members, called on President Obama Sunday to show greater leadership in the international fight to eliminate Islamic State and to present a more comprehensive plan to eliminate such terror groups in the Middle East. (Image: John McCain)
‘The president has to articulate the challenge and what we need to do to meet it,’ McCain, R-Ariz., a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, told ‘Fox News Sunday.’ ‘That’s what has to be explained to the American people. And I think they will follow.’
His remarks follow the startling rise of Islamic State in northeast Syria through northern Iraq, and, most recently, the group’s beheading of American journalist James Foley — allegedly in retaliation for U. S. airstrikes in Iraq.

This post was published at GotGoldReport on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cornel West Blasts Obama Is A “Brown-Faced Clinton”, A “Post-Traumatic Depression” Will Follow

Outspoken Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West goes where very few ‘thinkers-of-color’ have had the courage to go in this interview with Salon’s Thomas Frank: “The thing is, [Obama] posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free… we ended up with a brown-faced Clinton. Another opportunist. Another neoliberal opportunist… So you got low-quality black leadership. Al Sharpton is who? He’s a cheerleader for Obama… Eric Holder won’t touch the Wall Street executives; they’re his friends… I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression.”
Excerpted from Salon,
…how do you feel things have worked out since then, both with the economy and with this president? That was a huge turning point, that moment in 2008, and my own feeling is that we didn’t turn.
No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are – we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life. You would think that we needed somebody – a Lincoln-like figure who could revive some democratic spirit and democratic possibility.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/24/2014