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OK, we hear and read about them all the time, political polls, but many of us actually take the time to look at the entire poll? I confess I have once or twice in my life, that’s it.
But this last NBC/WSJ poll that CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC & the rest of the MSM had sooooo much fun quoting seemed to good to be true. Well, there’s a reason for that, it was. The key question in the 17 page poll was rigged.
Rigged, you say? Well, I find that impossible! Are you sure? You betcha! Notice anything missing from the key question on page 12, say a mention of the Democrats?
HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #13413 — page 12
October 2013 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey
Now, thinking about the recent debate over the federal budget…
Q13 As you know, President Obama and the Republicans in Congress have not reached a budget agreement, and this has led to a shutdown of the federal government.
Who do you think is more to blame for this shutdown –President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?
Unless I missed it, aren’t the Democrats part of the shutdown? Aren’t THEIR policies as significant as those of the GOP?
This poll was constructed to be the “hair on fire” wake up call for GOP, “the public isn’t supporting the GOP fight.” In truth this is a piece of garbage, a research poll designed to make the GOP look bad and to advance the MSM’s support of Obama and the Democrats.
This is a classic case of manipulating the figures to manipulate a political position.
Want more info on what the MSM DIDN’T report? The poll is below. As you read it, take a look at just how popular Harry Reid is and how the make up of the respondents is weighed with Democrats.
WASHINGTON – The questionable practice of “bail-ins” begun by Cyprus a year ago to keep banks solvent is beginning to spread to other nations, and holders of large deposits are starting to see their balances plunge literally overnight.
A “bail-in,” as opposed to a bailout that countries especially in Europe have been seeking from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, is a recognition that such outside monetary injections won’t be forthcoming.
What’s a bail-in?
Essentially it is a grab of a percentage of a depositor’s account as a way to hold additional money in reserve to help banks balance sheets meet the government’s reserve demands. Put another way, this is a new method of taking private sector wealth as fashioned after the Cyrus fiasco this spring.
A recent article in American Banker spells it out saying the era of the bank bail-in is upon us. The Wall Street Journal reported that the banks most likely to give you and IOU in exchange for your hard earned cash are Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup. In reality any bank that received a government bailout is a candidate to look to YOU for THEIR bail-in!
Have you heard of the FDIC-BOE plan that many banks are supporting?
Under the plan big banks would get our (your) money and we (you) would get bank shares. That is, you would get bank shares in an institution that is basically insolvent or it wouldn’t be raiding your account to begin with! We wouldn’t be left empty handed. No, no…we’d get the bank’s IOUs otherwise known as converted bank equity shares.
Converted! Do you like that term? What it means is the FDIC under Obama has allowed your cash to be stolen (such an unpleasant term) or converted (see, isn’t that better!) for their use!
Remember that business Obama said that you didn’t build by yourself?
Well, those same fine people believe that whatever is theirs is theirs and whatever is yours is also theirs! In all their wisdom, they believe because the taxpayer bailouts were so unpopular that stealing from small business owners and smaller bank “shareholders” with no voice in Washington, will be less egregious!
The acts that are already in motion now would deliver clear title to the banks of depositor funds. Buried within the Dodd-Frank bill is a provision that makes bail-ins legal!
Plans are under way for our global economy, plans that include global banking allowing access to your accounts. Was the so-called Cyprus Experiment a prelude to the launch of a global trend of bank deposit confiscation? Only the most naive could think otherwise.
Why is it so important to know what is happening in other countries, Canada for instance? Private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a bail-in is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy.
As recently pointed out in Time to Run from the Banks, now that bail-ins are becoming globally acceptable, no bank account and no pension fund will ever be 100% safe again.
What is means for us is that the governments of the world are eying our money as part of the solution to any future failures of major banks outside the U.S.
There is one final consideration, the worst part, as it were. Your hard earned money may be used, or “bailed-in” in the future to help bailout the banks/countries whose practices have caused the upheavals in Spain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal.
Remember Lehman Brothers that was too big to fail? Nuff said…
One comment about this video.
This woman isn’t a financial expert, but she does possess more common sense than those (fill in your own adjective ending with er here) in Washington. Her voice helps get through to the important points about bail-ins.
Can you spell un-presidential, because that’s our dear leader. The House of Representatives works all weekend to try to avoid a government shutdown that supposedly no one wants while our prez golfs and putts (shoulda put putz) around!
Make no mistake, if a government shutdown does take place you can put it firmly in the lap of the Democratically controlled Senate and our poseur POTUS, Obama. He’s the guy who can negotiate with terrorists but not the GOP or the House of Representatives!
We knew that when the House sent over its bill funding the government with the exception of Obamacare that it was dead on arrival. But the House Republicans have sent over an imminently common sense revised bill.
Here’s the most important part of the revised House bill, not only does it fund the government AND Obamacare, the only critical piece tacked on is it DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION for the average citizen for one year. Essentially, this waiver is identical to the waiver Obama has already granted businesses across the country.
If the delay is good enough for business, why can’t the average Joe who has to shoulder this 2,000 page legislative monstrosity no one in Congress read before passing it?
His name is Ali Muhammad. In October of 2012 he was asked why he was part of the protests taking place in Egypt. He answered, “so that Egypt would not become anyone’s private property.”
Unfortunately, Morsi was elected president under their new constitution. Almost immediately Morsi began dismantling the new constitution, the constitutional court and flip-flopping on the many promises made during the election.
Twenty-two million Egyptians took to the streets in June, despite the Egyptian military admonishments that Morsi change the direction he was taking the country, he refused and he was overthrown!
All of which leads us back to Ali Muhammad.
Call it coming from the mouth of babes. Let me opine, that this junior high school student has demonstrated more common sense and honesty than the myriad of politicians in Washington. Mr. Obama, Mr. Kerry, Mr. McCain. are you listening???
If it were up to me, I’d vote for Ali Muhammad for Egypt’s next democratically elected president!
According to Panetta, President Obama checked in with his military team early on during the attack, then checked out for the rest of the night. The next day, we already knew, he blamed the video maker and flew to Las Vegas for a campaign event. … from Nobody wake Barack By MICHAEL GOODWIN, NY Post
Yesterday, Dan Pfeiffer, Senior White House advisor was asked a simple question, “Where was President Barack Obama on the night of Benghazi?” Eight months after US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, we still don’t know the answer.
Another critical question continues to haunt us, “Who gave the order to stand down?” Whistle-blower Greg Hicks, Ambassador Chris Stevens number two man, testified that US special forces were in Tripoli but were prevented from coming to the aid of those under assault inside the consulate. Hicks testified that a specials ops team was ready to board a plane when they received a phone call from Special Operations Command Africa saying, “you can’t go now; you don’t have authority to go now.”
With all of this, Pfeiffer “doesn’t remember” which room Obama was in on that night and largely thinks it is irrelevant anyway! Well I guess that rules out Obama’s being in the Situation Room, Odd though, since we had PLENTY of pictures of Team Obama in the Situation Room the night Osama Bin Laden was killed.
If all of this weren’t enough, let us not forget that people within the Department of Defense along with others in Obama’s administration were watching the Benghazi events unfold IN REAL TIME with the assistance of Predator drones flying above.
A review of the Benghazi attack timeline put together by CBS News, highlights the question of Obama’s whereabouts that night, making it even more pertinent. No amount of White House spin changes the fact that Obama was MIA when it counted most.
Other than one phone call at around 5 PM, that Obama had with two officials after the attack had already begun, Obama seems to have vanished from the face of the earth.
Or did he? Maybe the White House staff were told not to disturb him, if the most recent posts from Lame Cherry are correct. This is a heads up for anyone who has never read the often in-your-face, esoteric, sometimes ranting and rambling LC; she is rarely wrong! Also be aware that there is a yuck factor associated with this story.
While reading it this morning it brought back the same feelings I had four years ago about Larry Sinclair’s stories of his cocaine/sex affairs with Obama in the 90’s (never denied by BHO). Whether Obama was in a drugged out stupor, having satisfied his other “needs” I do not know, but undoubtedly there are others who do.
Here’s what we do know:
- After Obama’s 5 PM phone call he disappeared. There is NO record that anyone talked to Obama until September 12, 2012. The list includes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Africom Head General Carter Ham, CIA Chief David Petraeus, NSA, NO ONE in the midst of this tragedy!
In theory, only Obama could have issued a stand down order of the type issued the night Chris Stevens and three others were killed.
If Obama did tell White House staffers he did not want to be disturbed (DNWD), was it “Obama’s brain”, Iranian born Valerie Jarrett who issued the stand down order for an incapacitated Obama? Put another way, if not Obama, who?
Finally, for those “youngins” out there (half of the White House press corps?), incredulous that Obama could be involved with the sexual escapades alleged by LC, or that they could take place in the White House, I have one presidential name for you, Jack Kennedy.
Jack was having a sexual affair with Judith Campbell Exner, a curious choice since she was the reported “friend” of Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli, both notorious Mafia gangsters. Yes, he was still married to Jackie, and yes, many JFK aides in the White House knew and covered for him!
It has been clear for years that the MSM cannot be depended on to tell the American people the truth. They ignore the truth (can you spell Kermit Gosnell?), they slant it, they twist it to fit whatever Obama/progressive narrative is needed at the moment.
The Boston Marathon bombing coverage has been like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Lots of dramatic pictures, “clever” headlines, gory details, and SPECULATION ad nauseam!
Yesterday was a particularly bad day for the clowns calling themselves journalists, particularly at CNN! We were subjected to news conferences and “arrests about to be made” being reported by multiple news outlets that never happened. Oops, is that egg on your collective faces?
All of this pales in comparison to the pictures below. The narrative many are so desperate for us to believe is that a “lone wolf” was responsible or a “right-winger” but they can’t find a credible way to make it stick.
Take a look at these pictures and ask yourself does anything we are being spoon fed by the MSM ring true? No? It looks to me like there are multiple persons who are involved in the bombing. There are over 50 pictures for you to examine, take your time and think about what you are seeing.
BTW, here’s another question to ask yourselves, why it that the Saudi ‘Person Of Interest’ allegedly cleared of charges he was involved with the bombing suddenly being deported?
The truth is I am simply exhausted… exhausted from Team Obama’s governance style of going from crisis to crisis. It gets to a point where one simply does not care.
In fact, not only don’t I care, I can’t wait for the whole damn bunch of them to take a dive. It can’t happen fast enough.
Let’em all go over the friggin fiscal cliff…OK, Obama first…splat! Next in line Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi (hand in hand please!) …splat!
Oh, we can’t forget the U.S. Navy for pulling one of its aircraft carriers from the Mideast as a way to protest the possible cutbacks brought about from the automatic sequestration cuts. It seems the Navy will lose $4 billion over the next six months, an amount not large enough to be considered spit in the ocean. So, Mr. Panetta hold hands with the Navy officials who put their interests above those of the country…splat!
By the way, did you know that sequestration doesn’t mean ACTUAL cuts, but a slow down in spending? According to the Coalition to Reduce Spending:
It’s important to note that the sequester isn’t cutting real spending. The automatic spending “cuts” are only from the bloated CBO baseline. In other words, the sequester will only slow down the rate of spending increases. That means Pentagon spending will still increase over the next ten years even with the sequester.
Now, want to really get sick? According to writer Arnold Ahlert in FrontPageMag.Com latest post on all this sequester hysteria, the real number for our national debt is significantly higher than $16 trillion! When all the government’s “off the books” numbers are added in and counted America’s actual debt is $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP!!!
Remember when the MSM used to talk about all those “unfunded liabilities?”
Next in line for their trip over the cliff should be all those in the talking heads and icky economists in the MSM, Obama’s cheerleaders and fear-mongers for ginning up what the sequester really means…Mr. Cooper no pushing,
Ms. Maddow, Mr. Matthews line up, right behind Paul (I love welfare states) Krugman… are you going to be pushed or do you want to jump (?)...splat, splat…splat!
The truth is, the $85 million that the sequestration “cuts” will impose when compared with our $16 trillion deficit are small indeed. When compared with our actual debt of $86 trillion, these cuts are the equivalent of a speck of sand on the Sahara desert.
Hey, Mika and Joe Scarborough next in line. Ah, I love the
smell of napalm sound of Progressives splattering in the morning! SPLAT! SPLAT!
Was Hillary injured while on a top-secret mission to Iran three weeks ago?
I, for one, have found the stories coming out about Hillary’s stomach flu, fall, concussion, and now the blood clot to be suspiciously odd and contrived. Now it seems there may be a good reason why.
The European Union Times, The Economic Policy Journal, and numerous sources outside the MSM (no shock here) are reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered severe injuries in a military plane that crash landed three weeks ago!
What is the truth? Without a group of genuine investigative journalists in the MSM, who knows. At this point all we can do is pose the question. The only thing we know for sure is that Hillary hasn’t been seen for three weeks. Somehow none of this feels right.
Clinton Injured, US Navy Seal Killed In Secret US Mission To Iran?
A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.
This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team 4, left their base in Urozgan Province, Afghanistan on a flight to US Naval Support Activity Bahrain where they met up with Secretary Clinton and all of them transferred to the C-12 Huron that began a flight path to Baghdad, Iraq.
Within minutes of leaving Bahrain airspace, this report says, the C-12 Huron carrying Secretary Clinton and her US Navy Seal protectors, “without notice,” deviated from their assigned flight path heading, instead, directly towards Iran’s Ahwaz International Airport where, coincidentally, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously landed on an “unscheduled” visit.
Important to note, GRU analysts say in this report, was that when the C-12 Huron entered into Iranian airspace neither American nor Iran air force units responded clearly indicating that this secret mission was sanctioned.
Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash.
Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”
After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton.
On the morning of December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, woke up and killed his mother with one of the five guns she legally owned.
After killing his mother,the troubled 20-year-old (described as a loner, a gamer with a personality disorder) took his mother’s car and drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Shortly after 9:30 am he broke into the school, taking a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both semi-automatic hand guns, along with a .223 Bushmaster, described as a military-style assault weapon with him.
Less than five minutes had passed from the time the first shots rang out until nothing but eerie, stunned unfathomable silence remained. Twenty first grade students and six staff members were dead, shot multiple times.
Less than five minutes had lapsed from the moment of the first 911 call until the responders arrived. Lanza, dressed in military garb, had taken his own life along with twenty-six innocents.
Pray for Peace
Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven and Earth, to Inanna in her stripped descent.
Then pray to the bus driver who takes you to work. On the bus, pray for everyone riding that bus, for everyone riding buses all over the world. Drop some silver and pray.
Waiting in line for the movies, for the ATM, for your latte and croissant, offer your plea. Make your eating and drinking a supplication. Make your slicing of carrots a holy act, each translucent layer of the onion, a deeper prayer.
To Hawk or Wolf, or the Great Whale, pray. Bow down to terriers and shepherds and Siamese cats. Fields of artichokes and elegant strawberries. Make the brushing of your hair a prayer, every strand its own voice, singing in the choir on your head. As you wash your face, the water slipping through your fingers, a prayer: Water, softest thing on earth, gentleness that wears away rock.
Making love, of course, is already prayer. Skin, and open mouths worshipping that skin, the fragile cases we are poured into. If you’re hungry, pray. If you’re tired. Pray to Gandhi and Dorothy Day. Shakespeare. Sappho. Sojourner Truth.
When you walk to your car, to the mailbox, to the video store, let each step be a prayer that we all keep our legs, that we do not blow off anyone else’s legs. Or crush their skulls. And if you are riding on a bicycle or a skateboard, in a wheelchair, each revolution of the wheels a prayer as the earth revolves: less harm, less harm, less harm.
And as you work, typing with a new manicure, a tiny palm tree painted on one pearlescent nail or delivering soda or drawing good blood into rubber-capped vials, writing on a blackboard with yellow chalk, twirling pizzas–
With each breath in, take in the faith of those who have believed when belief seemed foolish, who persevered. With each breath out, cherish. Pull weeds for peace, turn over in your sleep for peace, feed the birds, each shiny seed that spills onto the earth, another second of peace. Wash your dishes, call your mother, drink wine.
Shovel leaves or snow or trash from your sidewalk. Make a path. Fold a photo of a dead child around your VISA card. Scoop your holy water from the gutter. Gnaw your crust. Mumble along like a crazy person, stumbling your prayer through the streets.
*** by Ellen Bass