If the financial reform bill passes, the bad Wall Street will win, the good Wall Street will not. And investors and American families will lose.
As I explained in my article, The Dodd "Financial Reform" Bill Lets Obama Off the Hook, the bad Wall Street consists of the hedge fund short sellers, the predators who loot investment capital and slow down economic growth.
In 1949, two very competent people, neither knowing the other, were performing assigned duties in China, shortly before the Nationalist government was overthrown and Chiang Kai-Shek was forced to retreat to Taiwan.
Each of these two men, a specialist in his own field, came to the same conclusions about a strange phenomenon both witnessed in China. One called it brainwashing, the other called it the… Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 29, 2010 at 11:29am —
"I know that more guns means -- hold onto your seat -- less crime. How can that be, when guns kill almost 30,000 Americans a year? Because while we hear about the murders and accidents, we don't often hear about the crimes stopped because would-be victims showed a gun and scared criminals away.
Those thwarted crimes and lives saved usually aren't reported to police (sometimes for fear the gun will…Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 28, 2010 at 11:17am —
Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams has now officially resigned over Obama’s racist refusal to allow the prosecution of armed Black Panthers who openly intimidated voters during Election 2008.
In a letter to the Washington Times, he called the case “the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law” he had ever seen in his entire career at the Justice Department and condemned Obama’s bigoted, dishonest handling of the case as “corrupt” and… Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 28, 2010 at 8:48am —
Channel-surfing from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN through MSNBC and Fox News, the inside-the-beltway pundits had a field day trying to get inside the heads of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, General Stanley McChrystal, and McChrystal’s top aides. The one thing common to all of the analyses, by the most famous and highly-paid talking heads in the Western World, was that they are all wrong… dead wrong. What is certain is that they all owe General McChrystal and his senior aides an apology for… Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 28, 2010 at 8:44am —
In a laughable move, the Obama Administration has appointed a police chief who supports illegal alien sanctuary policies to oversee an immigration enforcement program that requires a partnership between federal and local authorities.
The new director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination is Harold Hurtt, an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the… Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 28, 2010 at 8:30am —
Confirmation hearings for Obama Supreme Court pick Elena Kagan are set to begin on Monday and the debate over her nomination is about to hit fever pitch. According to the Associated Press:
Opponents and backers of President Barack Obama’s choice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens stepped up their efforts with Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Kagan’s less than a week away. Republicans are increasingly under pressure from conservative activists to oppose Kagan or block… Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 25, 2010 at 2:34pm —
Subject: Destroy America--Overwhelm the system
This is disturbing!
In case you haven't figured out what's happening, here's a wrap-up of the program:
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Overwhelm the system
Barack Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country… Continue
In what they characterized as "a baffling development," a public-interest law group revealed that a major U.S. county is allowing the Mexican government to operate "a satellite consular office" to offer the area’s illegal immigrants identification cards that will facilitate life in the United States since they are accepted by many jurisdictions, with the Obama Administration turning a… Continue
Added by Jarhead on June 16, 2010 at 6:55pm —
The National Rifle Association believes that any restrictions on the political speech of Americans are unconstitutional.
In the past, through the courts and in Congress, the NRA has opposed any effort to restrict the rights of its four million members to speak and have their voices heard on behalf of gun owners nationwide.
The NRA’s opposition to restrictions on political speech includes its May 26, 2010 letter to Members of Congress… Continue
How much longer are we going to allow the present administration in Washington, D.C. to continue the acts of treason that are being deliberately played out every day? The Democratic party has never had the stomach to actively engage in the enemies that want to destroy America, instead they are playing into the very hands that will get they’re own throats slit by those that smile and greet us then as soon as we turn our back they will… Continue
By Patrick Brown On Wednesday, Obama announced that the U.S. will be sending Palestine 400 million dollars of aid after a lengthy meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Obama, the money is for “assistance for housing, school construction, [and] business development.” Ten million dollars of this amount is funding for school construction in the Gaza strip.… Continue
A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet. The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed"…
The fundamental issue in human ethical behavior is summarized by Jesus in what we have come to call "The Golden Rule." Jesus put it this way:
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12 TNIV).
It asks us to test our treatment of others by putting ourselves in their place. Treat others the way you would want them to treat you in the same or similar circumstance.
Somebody took that principle and translated it into Ten Commandments of Human Relations. You may have seen this anonymous piece, for it circulates in a variety of settings. In case you have missed it, I am reproducing it here.
Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile.
Call people by name. It is music to anyone’s ears to hear the sound of his or her name.
Be friendly and helpful.
Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is genuinely a pleasure. If it isn’t, learn to make it so.
Be genuinely interested in people. You can like almost anyone, if you try.
Be generous with praise, cautious with criticism.
Be considerate of the feelings of others. There are usually three sides to a controversy — yours, the other fellow’s, and the correct one.
Be alert to serve. What counts most in life is what you do for others.
Live with a good sense of humor, a generous dose of patience, and a dash of humility appropriate to being human.
Made in God’s image, all of us have something to be valued!
The great challenge in human experience is not work skills, but people skills. That is, research has shown that the majority of people who fail in their vocation do so because they cannot get along with people.
You might think through the meaning of these ten common-sense ideas for your own workplace and personal activity. But what about the larger setting for your daily life? These principles work everywhere you go, for they are about showing respect to the people you meet in all those places.
Made in God’s image, all of us have something to be valued, affirmed, and acknowledged by others. But let it begin with us to acknowledge it in them. As the cycle of giving and receiving enlarges, the human community comes alive.