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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Hampering U.S. Intelligence Efforts

AP: ‘Inside the CIA's Haphazard Interrogation Program’

U.N. Agency Calls for Teaching Children 5-to-8 Years of Age about Masturbation
– A June report from the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) suggests that children of all countries and cultures are entitled to sexual and reproductive education beginning at age five. For children aged 9 to 12, key concepts include “specific steps involved in obtaining and using condoms and contraception, including emergency contraception” and “homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power.”

A Preview of Things to Come...

Former USS Cole Commander Assails Release of Terrorist Suspected of Trying to Kill U.S. Soldiers
- A terror suspect charged with the attempted murder of two U.S. soldiers -- before a judge ruled that his confession was coerced and inadmissible -- returned home to Afghanistan on Monday, the same day news broke of a change in interrogation policy.

CIA Officers Involved in Legally Approved Interrogation Program Feared Government Would ‘Not Stand Behind Them’
- CIA officers involved in a terrorist interrogation program that had been reviewed by the Justice Department, authorized by agency superiors, approved by top administration officials and repeatedly briefed to leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees nonetheless feared that the U.S. government would not “stand behind them” if they were later targeted for legal action because of the tough techniques used in the program, according to a report by the CIA’s Office of Inspector General.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sarah and the Death Panels

Valid points raised:
Sarah and the Death Panels
Democrats call Medicare the model of government-run universal health care. But Medicare is a system whereby 140 million working Americans pay 2.9 percent of all wages and salaries into a fund to pay for health care for 42 million mostly older Americans. And Medicare is already going bust.

If Obamacare is passed, the cost of health care for today's 47 million uninsured will also land on those 140 million. And if Obama puts 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens on a "path to citizenship," as he promises, they, too, will have their health care provided by taxpayers.

Here is the crusher. The Census Bureau projects that, by 2050, the U.S. population will explode to 435 million. As most of these folks will be immigrants, their children and grandchildren, the cost of their heath care would also have to be largely born by middle-class and wealthy taxpayers. Read more.