Friday, February 17, 2012

GM won't pay corporate taxes for 10 yrs.; Agenda 21; Nuclear weapons to be cut by 80%!; Massachusetts Kickback on Obamacare; High school student quits choir over Islamic song; Mafia-style shakedown of Komen Foundation; Teaching children that "it takes a [government] village; Pelosi all for Catholic church paying for contraception; Al Gore's blueprint for "sustainable capitalism"; USDA visits Kentucky school; Congressmen object government overreach; Congress will attempt to new union election rules & EPA rules; Republicans want to shift education control to states

[The recent withdrawal of pensions for the white collar worker at GM needs to be seen for what it is. The pensions they do have are to be converted to 401(k)s which are not protected from market fluctuations as are the union pensions. GM still owes America over $14billion dollars - well, not really, for Obama said they don't have to pay us back.  Who owns GM now that Obama's sold all our stock in the company?  If you said the unions, you would be right, for that is who were given the most shares of stock in the settlement made with the Obama administration.  What you need to keep in mind is that the UNION members will NOT be losing their pension plan, health care benefits, or bonuses.  Does it not look as if the unions are now in position to punish the white collar workers who kept them from even higher wages and benefits?  Yes, it does.  GM just announced that their 2011 profits were their largest ever!  Do we remember that part of the settlement included the fact that GM does not have to pay any corporate income tax for 10 years?  Now - where is Occupy Obama?] 
GM, which plans to begin promoting its relisting on the stock exchange to investors this week, wiped out billions of dollars in debt, laid off thousands of employees and jettisoned money-losing brands during its U.S.-funded reorganization last year. [My oh my - this sounds just like what Mitt Romney is being condemned for doing!]
Now it turns out, according to documents filed with federal regulators, the revamping left the car maker with another boost as it prepares to return to the stock market. It won't have to pay $45.4 billion in taxes on future profits.
World Net Daily reports: Anyone who reads Chapter 7 of Agenda 21 and then reads his local comprehensive land-use plan will immediately recognize that most of the provisions of the local land-use plan come directly from Agenda 21. More often than not, the elected officials who adopt these plans have never read Agenda 21, and many have never even heard of the U.N. document, signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
In the case of the U.S., our local authorities are engaged in planning processes consistent with LA21 [Local Agenda 21], but there is little interest in using the LA21 brand. … So, we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.
In community after community, the same scenario is repeated. The federal government, through the EPA or the Department of Commerce or the Department of Interior, offers special grants to communities for the purpose of developing a vision for a greener future and a plan to convert the vision into reality.
The plans are necessarily so long and complex that few people ever read them, other than the professional planners and enforcement officials. Many, if not most, of these comprehensive plans incorporate many, if not most, of the codes developed by the International Codes Council. Here are some of the codes:
    International Building Code International Residential Code International Fire Code International Energy Conservation Code International Private Sewage Disposal Code International Mechanical Code International Fuel Gas Code International Wildland-Urban Interface Code ICC Performance Code International Existing Building Code International Property Maintenance Code International Zoning Code International Green Construction Code

AP reports: The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.
The potential cuts would be from a current treaty limit of 1,550 deployed strategic warheads.
A level of 300 deployed strategic nuclear weapons would take the U.S. back to levels not seen since 1950 when the nation was ramping up production in an arms race with the Soviet Union. The U.S. numbers peaked at above 12,000 in the late 1980s and first dropped below 5,000 in 2003.


Free Beacon reports: [It sure does pay to be a friend of Obama and his minions] Massachusetts hospitals are poised to receive a $3.5 billion windfall in federal funding over the next 10 years thanks to a little-known provision Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) inserted into the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
The increased funding—$367 million a year in the form of Medicare reimbursement payments, according to the Federal Register—would not only come at the expense of hospitals in the 49 other states, but would also directly benefit an organization that has given generously to Kerry’s campaign.
The obscure policy change was formally approved by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2011.
Because the amendment required that such payment adjustments be budget neutral at the federal level—meaning all increases for one state must be offset with reductions elsewhere—hospitals in the 49 other states will collectively lose about $367 million in annual Medicare payments to offset the additional funding for Massachusetts.
Federal agencies responsible for overseeing Medicare payments raised concerns about this very sort of manipulation.
Fox News writes: A Colorado high school student says he quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire.
James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper said, he quit.
"I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV. "This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet ... I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth."
The song is written in Urdu, but one verse translates to "There is no truth except Allah" and "Allah is the only eternal and immortal." Although the choir sang the original version, Wieland distributed translated lyrics.
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[I recently watched a video wherein college students were asked political questions.  You will be appalled at their answers!
Name one Democrat candidate for President: can't name
Who is our Vice President?: Bin Laden, George Bush, and Bill Clinton
In what war did America gain her independence?: Civil War, That war, and Korean War
What countries border America?: South  America, too many to remember one, Utopia
Name one country starting with the letter U: Europe, Utopia
How many stars are on the American flag?: 51, 52, 53
Heaven help our country!  Do we not see the result of decades of progressive, feel-good, environmental indoctrinating, anti-capitalism, entitlement mentality education?]
The Daily Beast opines: It’s not a stretch to say that Planned Parenthood’s tactics to force the Susan G. Komen Foundation to restore their funding were no less than a Mafia-style shakedown of a charity whose only purpose is to help prevent and treat breast cancer.
Natural News reports: That's the first highly disturbing part of this entire story. See, the corrupt state is trying to take over everything, including the American family. Telling little Johnny that his mom packed an "inferior" lunch is one way of teaching children that they should worship the state instead of their parents. It's entirely consistent with the actions of pathetic child health sellouts such as California Governor Jerry Brown who recently signed a law giving 12-year-old children the right to "consent" to being injected with Gardasil vaccines as long as they don't tell their parents. (
Weekly Standard writes: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday morning that the government should require self-insured religious institutions, such as the Catholic church in Washington, D.C., to directly pay for contraception and abortifacients.
At a press conference, Leader Pelosi was asked by THE WEEKLY STANDARD: "The Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., is a self-insured institution. Should the Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., be required to pay for these morning-after pills and birth control if they find that morally objectionable?"
Pelosi talked about the importance of women's health, and then said, "Yes, I think that all institutions who cover, who give, health insurance should cover the full range of health insurance issues for women."

Reuters reports: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore wants to end the default practice of quarterly earnings guidance and explore issuing loyalty-driven securities as part of an overhaul of capitalism which he says has turned many of the world's largest economies into hotbeds of irresponsible short-term investment.
Together with David Blood, senior partner of 'green' fund firm Generation Investment Management, the environmental activist has crafted a blueprint for "sustainable capitalism" he wants the financial industry to adopt to support lasting economic growth.
One interesting item follows: Companies have also been encouraged to integrate financial reporting with insight on environmental, social and governance policy so investors can clearly see how performance in the latter can contribute to the former.
WKYT reports: “Everything we can do.. to make food taste good,” Rowe told students at Elkhorn Middle School in Frankfort on Wednesday.
The USDA official from Washington, DC got a first-hand look…and taste of school lunches in Kentucky. Rowe says the bottom line is that school lunches today are going to be a lot different next year.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carolina Journal reports: The national uproar over a 4-year-old’s recent encounter with a preschool lunch monitor at a Hoke County elementary school has prompted two members of the N.C. congressional delegation to fire off a letter expressing “strong concern” to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This unfortunate and absolutely unnecessary event exemplifies the very definition of ‘government overreach’ and further perpetuates a growing reason of why the American people continue to hold less and less faith in our government,” writes U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th District, in the letter co-signed by Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District.
Western Journalism reports: Republicans in Congress are launching bids to nullify Obama administration rules that would speed up union elections and set new air pollution standards for the nation’s oldest and dirtiest power plants.
The rarely used tactic requires a simple majority for passage. Both have a chance at clearing the Senate, but a vote would force some Democrats to take a public stand on two volatile issues in an election year.
Western Journalism reports:  House Republicans are pushing ahead with a plan to update the federal No Child Left Behind education law by shifting more control to states and school districts.
A hearing Thursday comes days after President Barack Obama freed 11 states from some of the law's most stringent rules.
To get the waivers, states had to submit plans and get the administration's approval. The administration says it's a stop-gap measure until Congress updates the law. Most agree it needs fixing.
House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline spoke at a hearing Thursday. Kline says the president's plan still ties schools to a failing law.
Kline's bill would have states develop their own systems to identify low-performing schools and turn them around.

1 comment:

  1. I am out here gagging from all the crap ! How ignorant are the young people about our history and current events ?! It is no wonder we are losing this Country--an increasing number of the citizens or illegals who vote are ruining it by their lack of knowledge, their sense of entitlement, and the evil leadership by the likes of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al...