Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TSA Failures; Gitmo's Necessity; Consequences of Directives to Doctors; Chris Asks for Obama's Birth Certificate; Loss of Healt Savings Accounts

News 10 reports: SACRAMENTO, CA - An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.
Update: Whistleblowing pilot explains why he did it
The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.
He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.
Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff's deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10.

The YouTube videos, posted Nov. 28, show what the pilot calls the irony of flight crews being forced to go through TSA screening while ground crew who service the aircraft are able to access secure areas simply by swiping a card.
"As you can see, airport security is kind of a farce. It's only smoke and mirrors so you people believe there is actually something going on here," the pilot narrates.
Video shot in the cockpit shows a medieval-looking rescue ax available on the flight deck after the pilots have gone through the metal detectors. "I would say a two-foot crash ax looks a lot more formidable than a box cutter," the pilot remarked. http://www.news10.net/news/article.aspx?storyid=113529&provider=top&catid=188
Commentary Magazine reports: The Obama administration now acknowledges what the rest of us already knew. You can’t close a facility housing stateless unlawful enemy combatants with a presidential signature. “The White House admitted Sunday it would be unable to shut Guantanamo Bay in the near future, even as it acknowledged the U.S. naval prison camp is a rallying cry for Islamic extremists,” the AFP reports. For a White House skilled in the art of dangerous mixed messages, this is a magnum opus. The damage is inflicted both at home and abroad. In total, incoherence triumphs. Amid accounts of  the Great Obama Comeback, let’s not lose sight of the enduring challenges created by the Great Obama Discombobulation. http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/greenwald/385072
When the government will pay doctors for end of life instructions EVERY year, and will evaluate those same doctors on the kind of care they give, the procedures they order, and the fullness of their care (in order to chastise or praise them), isn't that the government promoting seniors and sick people, young and old, to give up the gift of life and step aside so that others can get the "rationed" care?  I think so, too.  But don't you dare call them Death Panels.  According to reports from the NYT, people were told to keep this latest directive quiet, away from media and bloggers, as long as possible in order to let the directive have its power.  I'm not comforted...... 
"Section 1233 of the bill passed by the House in November 2009 — but not included in the final legislation — allowed Medicare to pay for consultations about advance care planning every five years. In contrast, the new rule allows annual discussions as part of the wellness visit."  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/us/politics/26death.html
Expose Obama reveals: Our school children are facing Muslim indoctrination with “The 99″ project which is set to air in January with a 13 episode series on the Discovery Channel for Kids. President Obama praised this media event for capturing young imaginations by “teaching tolerance for Islam” at his recent Washington, D.C. Presidential Summit speech.

This new series is using animated adventure heroes to depict the 99 attributes of Allah in what the London Times (1) is saying “the show’s mission is to instill old fashioned Islamic values” into our Christian children.... 
Another very troubling and similar trend is threatening to take over America’s charter school movement. “A secretive foreign network of Islamic radicals now operates dozens of charter schools which receive government money (3) but are not required to adopt a state approved curriculum” says reporter Stephen Schwartz…. http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/12/27/obama-praises-teaching-tolerance-for-islam-islamic-charter-schools/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=8d59ddcf79-EO_12_27_201012_27_2010&utm_medium=email
Chris Matthews: "I don’t understand why the Governor doesn’t just say ’snap it up . . . send me a copy right now.’ And why doesn’t the President just say ’send me a copy right now.’ Why doesn’t Gibbs and Axelrod say ‘let’s just get this crappy story dead.’"  [Conservatives and those interested in the Constitution have always wanted to know the same thing, Chris - is he spending almost one million dollars to hide it because he IS illegitimate, or because he wants to keep having the issue with which to deride us? It seems important even to Chris Matthews that this President is legitimate now.  I have wondered if the birth certificate would show that Frank Marshall Davis is the father - but it has been mentioned in comments on another site this humorous possibility: it would show that he was originally a girl.  There does seem to have to be some reason...., doesn't there?   http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-matthews-why-doest-obama-say-send-me-a-copy-of-my-birth-certificate-right-now/
The Boston Herald writes: Thanks to Obamacare, the one bright light in many people’s complicated and burdensome health-care spending plans is about to be taken away. That little bit of tax-free medical spending that some of us have enjoyed for years, the health savings plans and the pretax money they provided for over-the-counter remedies . . . cough syrup, saline solution and even toothpaste . . . now will require a doctor’s note. “It’s too bad,” said Kim Martin of Roxbury, shopping yesterday in the Egleston Square Walgreen’s, “because I really liked having a health spending plan.” http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1305789&srvc=home&position=emailed

1 comment:

  1. So much crap out there from Obama and his buddies...thanks for keeping us informed...just a total disgrace this guy is...complete commie/socialist AND racist in my opinion...