Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Boat Lift of 9/11; Gov't ownership of GM hurting GM; CA gov't pays for Obamacare support to be woven into TV shows' story lines; "The Hope and The Change" to be on TV in October; 30-nation Minesweep in Persian Gulf demonstration; U.S. Military suspends joint patrols with Afghans; Department of Justice colludes with Media Matters; College Math Professor demands students pledge to vote for Obama; Hundreds of jobs lost as making military fatigues now goes to prison inmates; New attack on US described as tied to video; Britain's strong public support for cutting immigration

[This is a gift I bring to you.  Be sure to watch at least part of the 14 minutes watching the Boatlift of 9/11.  I still have chills, and am so proud of regular Americans who come together in a crisis to help their fellow Americans.  Watch it and share!]
We certainly were busy watching the news right after 9/11, but you never saw this...... THE BOATLIFT OF 9/11.
 In the 12 years since 9/11 happened, this is the first time I've ever seen this. I don't remember hearing about this evacuation on the news!
And the fact it was all done in 9 hours... 500,000 people.  It is an interesting video well worth watching.  It was the largest boatlift in history.
The guy at the end (same guy who is at the beginning) has some great words to live by for all of us.
Watch till the end, you won't regret it.
Click here: BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11          Resilience - YouTub

 The Treasury Department is resisting General Motors' push for the government to sell off its stake in the auto maker, The Wall Street Journal reports. Following a $50 billion bailout in 2009, the U.S. taxpayers now own almost 27% of the company. But the newspaper said GM executives are now chafing at that, saying it hurts the company's reputation and its ability to attract top talent due to pay restrictions. Earlier this year, GM GM -0.06% presented a plan to repurchase 200 million of the 500 million shares the U.S. holds with the balance being sold via a public offering. But officials at the Treasury Department were not interested as selling now would lead to a multibillion dollar loss for the government, the newspaper noted. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/general-motors-pushing-us-to-sell-stake-report-2012-09-17
The New York Times is reporting as the California state government is setting up its ObamaCare exchange, the exchange has hired a PR firm (with federal government money).
"Realizing that much of the battle will be in the public relations realm, the exchange has poured significant resources into a detailed marketing plan — developed not by state health bureaucrats but by the global marketing powerhouse Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, which has an initial $900,000 contract with the exchange," she wrote. Ogilvy's plan is to tap major network TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family" to sell Americans on the health care law:
Citizens United, the group whose lawsuit opened the door to unlimited political spending by individuals, corporations and unions, has reached a deal with a half dozen television networks to air an hour-long film before Election Day about people who have reversed their support of President Obama.
The conservative production studio announced the agreement on Monday, saying “The Hope and The Change,” a play on Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, will reach 130 million homes. http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/09/17/citizens-united-reach-million-homes-with-broadcast-anti-obama-film/JxKNWV5kyDchPRyZsHH8rJ/story.html

UK Joins Persian Gulf Naval War Games amid Iran-Israel Tensions

Three British warships joins 30-nation minesweep exercise, seen by military analysts as warning to Tehran to tow the line http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/385525/20120918/naval-exercise-gulf-iran-israel-nuclear-tension.htm


The strategy for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan depends on training Afghan soldiers and police to protect the country themselves, but on Monday the U.S. military suspended most joint field operations with Afghan forces because so many Americans are being killed by the men they are training.

Afghan government troops -- our allies -- have turned their guns on NATO forces 36 times this year, killing 51, most of them Americans. That is more attacks than the last two years combined. [They just don't like us infidels much.] http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57514546/u.s-military-suspends-joint-patrols-with-afghans/
Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.
Dozens of pages of emails

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/18/emails-reveal-justice-dept-regularly-enlists-media-matters-to-spin-press/#ixzz26p0uEC4Q
A college [math] professor has [only] been placed on leave after she allegedly forced her class to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the upcoming elections.

Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC) allegedly told students to sign a pledge that reads: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.” http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4364
Two southeast companies that make U.S. military uniforms are shedding hundreds of jobs, as the government looks to federal inmates for the fatigues.
American Power Source makes military clothing in Fayette, Ala., but its government contract expires in October. Federal Prison Industries – which also operates under the name UNICOR will snag the work, and leave the task to inmates. FPI has the first right of refusal for U.S. Government contracts, under a 1930 federal law.

Taliban Attack Destroys Six Harrier Jets at 180 Million Dollar Cost  [And most media say it is because of that offensive UTube video.]  http://frontpagemag.com /2012/dgreenfield/taliban-attack-destroys-six-harrier-jets-at-180-million-dollar-cost/


STRONG public support for cutting immigration and a hardening attitude to benefit spongers are revealed in a major new survey today. [In England]
Three-quarters of those questioned wanted immigration reduced.
More than half said it was bad for the economy and 48 per cent thought it undermined Britain’s cultural life. Highly skilled workers and students with good qualifications were widely welcomed as being good for Britain but support plunged in the case of unskilled labourers.http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/346497/How-75-want-to-see-immigration-slashed

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