Monday, June 11, 2012
Could Not Resist One Last Before Leave For Europe!
I sent "The Amateur" to my son and this was his reaction: "Read 'The Amateur' over the weekend...Devastating and frightening. How this country let this guy past out gates is astounding. I'd be smug too if I had pulled the greatest con on the US the world had ever seen." (See 1 below.) More comments from my son speaking about writer for Forbes: "He parroted you this morning on Romney's strategy to win. 1. Truman/ Regan plain speak. 2. Be blunt and upfront about our problems and the pain we no necessarily must self inflict to get out of this mess 3. Dial back government 4. Keep a positive optimistic message as the other side attacks and eventually melts 5. Use Obama's own words and feeds to attack him, don't do anything subjective." --- So you want to be a Socialist, a supposed do gooder? (See 2 below.) --- I took it and got 25 but I should have done better: "Supposedly 96% of all High School Seniors FAILED this test. AND if that's not bad enough, 50+% of all individuals over 50 did too! Take the test and be surprised at what Americans don't know about their nation. http://games.toast.net/independence/" --- Cyber attacks have become a weapon of choice by the Obama Administration. (See 3 below.) --- When you think about all the attention paid to green jobs it makes you green with envy. "This is a must watch video. Only takes two minutes but but exposes the "green" job scam perfectly. http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/2012/06/11/issa_exposes_green_jobs_scam" --- Dick ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1)Gallup Poll: Jewish Support for Obama Plummets In the first significant drop in Jewish support for a Democratic Party candidate in over two decades, President Barack Obama has seen a 10-point plunge in support among Jewish voters, according to the Gallup polling agency. To put the decline in perspective, Obama is pulling in the same support among Jews as Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor who lost to George H. W. Bush in 1988. Gallup notes the 10-point drop is "five points worse than his decline among all registered voters compared with 2008.” Specifically, Obama currently has the support of 64 percent of Jewish registered voters, according to Gallup. This is 10 percent less than the percentage of Jews who voted for Obama in 2008. Republican Mitt Romney enjoys 29 percent support among Jews. The move is significant because American Jews have been bedrock supporters of the Democratic Party for decades. Often regarded as instinctively liberal but hawks on support for Israel, Jews are a key voting bloc in Florida, one of a handful of high electoral vote “swing” states Obama must win to defeat Romney. Their votes also could make a difference in a close race in Ohio or Pennsylvania. The Republican Jewish Coalition notes the 29 percent of Jewish voters who support Romney, represents the “highest level of Jewish support for a Republican presidential candidate in 24 years.” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said that if the numbers hold in November, they would spell "a disaster" for Obama and his party. Gallup noted that while Jews are only 2 percent of the general population, Jews tend to vote in higher numbers than other groups – 83 percent of Jewish registered voters said they definitely would vote in comparison to 78 percent of the general public. Though the organization pointed out that Jewish voters “typically are not critical groups in deciding presidential election outcomes,” given the tight race between Romney and Obama to date, “every additional bit of support they can muster among [Jewish voters] could be valuable to their winning the election.” The Gallup survey of 576 registered Jewish voters between April 11 and June 5 with a +/- 5% margin of error. A recent poll by the liberal Jewish Workman's Circle has shown even worse numbers for Obama, yet how the numbers are to interpreted depends on the interpreters. Some Democrats see the latest Gallup poll as a sign Obama's support among Jews is now rising, reports Arutz Sheva, an Israeli national news website. And the Gallup numbers were actually up from a 61-28 margin found by an American Jewish Committee survey from March of this year. But conservatives, sensing a very crucial trend, strongly disagree that Jewish support for Obama has leveled off. Since 1988, all Democratic nominees have received more than 64 percent of the Jewish vote: "…Kerry, Gore, and Clinton all cracked 75 percent, and Jimmy Carter raked in 71 percent when he was elected in 1976." the conservative Hot Air blog recently wrote. "The only nominees who failed to reach 70 percent in the past 35 years were, er, Dukakis, Mondale, and Carter in 1980, the last of whom nearly lost the Jewish vote to Reagan." There is a hint of good news for Obama, though. Gallup polls also indicate that Obama held only 62 percent of the Jewish vote in June of 2008, before the final number rose to 74 percent in November. A similar dynamic could kick in this year, too. In June, a poll conducted by Public Religion Research Institute a plurality – 35 percent – of Jewish voters rated themselves as “disappointed” with the Obama presidency, while 33 percent rated themselves as “satisfied.” And 46 percent of Obama’s Jewish supporters reported that, while they support him, they’re “not excited” about casting a ballot for him. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2)Socialism (Why do They Call it "Socialism"?) By Jason Hommel I have a 3 year old boy. I love him tremendously. He is very verbal, quite a thinker, very funny, sweet and thoughtful and considerate of others. He'll be 4 in less than two months, and his mom and I know that we have to increase his social skills, so this past week, I enrolled him into preschool. The goal is to aid his socialization, to help him to learn to get along with other children his age. He will learn to not hit, not push, not bite others. And he'll learn to play well and talk with other kids. He'll learn how to be social with kids his own age. We are not sending him to preschool to learn how to steal. There's no specific instruction there on how to extort others. He's not going there to learn how to bully others. He's not going to learn how to oppress others. Those are all anti-social behaviors. Why then do we call a certain kind of political belief, "socialism"? When it's nothing of the sort? Is theft social? No? Right. It's not. I think we can all agree on the definition here that theft is anti social behavior. Socialism is institutionalized theft. Why then don't they call it "anti-socialism"? That would be the more literal and more accurate description. Ah. I have an answer to my own question. I think that the ones who name it, control the press, and gave it the improper name on purpose, to make it sound good. Nobody would be for "anti-socialism", because that sounds bad. And IS BAD! (And to communicate effectively, I must play along, and use the same term, they way they do, in the normal sense, most of the time.) Now, before you criticize my political beliefs, be careful to understand what I do believe. The opposite of socialism is not "George Bush neo con Republicanism". I've been writing for over ten years. Not once will you ever find where I wrote a single nice thing about Bush. The opposite of statist totalitarian socialism would be libertarianism, free market laissez faire (hands off) capitalism and freedom. This brings up another topic. The mainstream press tends to label those who advocate free trade as "individualists" or "isolationists". I believe Ayn Rand's objectivism was called individualism. They have called Ron Paul an isolationist. It's a nonsense label. How can an individual trade with others in isolation? Those labels make no sense for people who believe in the value of trading with other people or nations. In actual fact, the political advocacy of principles such as "leave us alone" and "don't steal from me" and "let me trade with others in peace" should be called socialism. After all, it's good and social to believe that oppression and theft are wrong. It's a very social skill to learn how to get along well with others, such as by trading with them. There is only one political philosophy that actually cares about the good for all people, that could actually and legitimately be called "socialism". It's Ron Paul Republicanism, libertarianism, it's free market laissez faire capitalism, and it's true freedom. People will either thrive under freedom (that's social), or wither under slavery and government oppression (that's anti-social). The correct political opposites are really that simple. Now, I'm not saying this in order to change the dictionary definition of the words we use in discussions. That would lead to confusion. No, I write because I know that once truth gets into a person's brain, it is never lost again, and you can't shake it out, and it becomes useful forever. I don't know yet exactly how this truth will be useful, but there it is for your wonder and enjoyment. I also bring this up, because I'm surprised I never remember reading it anywhere else. Why is that? I find that fascinating. I'm amazed by the entire process of insights. I'm sitting here myself a bit flabbergasted, wondering why I never thought of this before now. It seems so obvious. Socialism is completely anti-social. It makes perfect sense. Freedom is the only system that benefits people and is actually social. Of course! I also think that it's worthy to point out a clear example that so clearly illustrates that we live in a society that is hell bent on brainwashing us through the misuse of words, on purpose, to confuse us. As a final example, the "dollar" used to be a measure of silver. Then, a "dollar" became a promise to deliver that measure of silver on demand. Then, a "dollar" meant nothing at all. Today, silver is measured in troy ounces. And a real silver dollar now costs about $24, showing again, how deceivers and bankers do their work by mis-defining and re-defining terms as they go along, as they have always done. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3)What Obama isn’t telling us One of the biggest books to come out yet about the Obama administration has been "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power." Beyond the myriad scoops, the book has prompted a debate in Washington about leaks, specifically, the one about President Obama approving and accelerating the use of cyber war against Iran to stop its nuclear program. "It is so Washington that the argument is not about the American use of a new weapon, whose utility is as broad as the drone or the intercontinental missile," said David Sanger, author and the New York Times' chief White House correspondent. "Washington spent most of the last week debating the question of who leaked the fact America uses this weapon." Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told ABC's This Week that cyber attacks, cyber spying, are "acts of war," begging the question -- has the United States declared war on Iran with this cyber code - this cyber attack on their nuclear program? "I don't know," said Sanger. "That was one of the reasons it was very important to get out and begin to discuss the fact that the United States uses cyber weapons as well, because we need a big debate within the U.S. on how you use this weapon." Sanger's book also details how the Obama administration handled a bomb scare from a Taliban faction in Pakistan, and what they learned from the experience. Around the same time, the president fielded one last phone call from the former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak. "President Mubarak says to president Obama, 'Give me 10 days. President Nasser, 40 years before, put down an uprising like this, I can too.' It was code word for give me a few days, I can kill everyone in the streets and drive them out of the streets and I'll be back in control then," said Sanger. Check out this week's Political Punch to hear how Obama responded to Mubarak, and for more on the "remarkable effort" to hunt down Osama bin Laden. _____________________________________________________________________________________________