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The History of Selling Snake Oil – Chuck Asay

Chuck Asay

1935 – FDR’s Social Security Cure-All
FDR: “My friends, this will also protect future generations from going deeper in debt!”
Moron: “Oooo!”
Now It’s… “How much debt?” “$400,000 per household!”

1965 – LBJ’s Medicare Express
LBJ: “…and all this, fellow Americans, will only cost $150 a month!”
Moron: “Oooo!”
Now It’s… “How much debt?” “$500,000 per household!”

Now It’s…
Pelosi: “Folks, this new entitlement will actually reduce the deficit!”
Moron: “Oooo!”
“They think we’re idiots!”

Obama Already Claiming Victory on Healthcare Reform

I got this email from Barack Obama today. He is already claiming victory on Healthcare Reform. If you haven’t contacted your Senators and Congressmen, please call and tell them to NOT support this terrible piece of socialistic crap they’re calling a bill.

Scott —

I wanted to take a moment to thank you directly for the outstanding work you’ve been doing as part of Organizing for America’s Final March for Reform. I can tell you that your voice is heard in Washington every day. I see how your efforts are moving us toward victory.

But I also know that with just days remaining, the final vote is shaping up to be extremely close. Everything we’ve worked for is on the line, and your voice is needed now more than ever before.

Raise your voice today: We must all speak out together to finish the job.

In these final, crucial days, much more will be asked of us. Our resolve will be tested.

During moments like this, I believe it’s important to remember why we have worked so hard for so long. That’s why I spoke to the country Monday at a gathering in Ohio and said it plainly: I’m here for Natoma.

Natoma Canfield is like most of us: She works hard, and tries to do what’s right. Years ago, she had battled back from cancer, so she always maintained health insurance in case she ever really needed it again. But because of her medical history, the insurance company kept raising her deductible and her premiums.

Last year alone, Natoma paid over $10,000 in monthly premiums and co-pays, while her insurance company chipped in just $900. And then they hiked up her rates another 40%. She simply couldn’t afford it — she had to cancel her policy. That’s when she wrote to me. I read her letter, and shared her story with insurance company CEOs as another reason why the system has to change.

That was two weeks ago. Then, just last week, the unthinkable happened: Natoma collapsed, and was rushed to a hospital. It’s leukemia — the cancer has returned. Now she’s in the hospital, worried sick not just about her condition, but how she’ll financially survive.

So why am I still in this fight? Simple. I’m here for Natoma.

I’m here because of the countless others who have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. I’m here for the small business owners forced to chose between health care and hiring. I’m here for the folks who are forced to watch helplessly as their premiums skyrocket with no reason or recourse.

And I’m here for my mother. She died of cancer, and in the last six months of her life, I saw her on the phone in her hospital room arguing with insurance companies instead of focusing on getting well and spending time with her family.

As I was finishing my remarks Monday, a woman in the crowd called out, “we need courage.” She’s right.

The politicians in Washington need courage to face down the powerful interests who have held back progress for far too long. And all of us who share this cause need courage to speak up with persistence and clarity in these final days.

I’ve always found that courage comes from remembering that we fight for something and someone beyond ourselves. It comes from our faith. And it comes from our commitment to those we love.

So please take a moment to remember those who inspire you — those who give you the strength to march on.

There’s very little time left, and still much to do. But I believe to my core in the power of Americans to change history when we put our mind to it. And if you’ll stay with us in these final days, I know we can do it again:

http://my.barackobama.com/speakout

Thank you for making it possible,

President Barack Obama

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee — 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
This email was sent to: ************@****.***

ALERT: Obama attempting to subvert the Constitution

Our Constitution is Hanging by a thread...
Our Constitution is hanging by a thread...

Have you heard about the Copenhagen Treaty that is to be signed this December?

You most likely haven't because the mainstream media is not covering it at all. The only coverage it has received to this date comes from Glenn Beck and that is only as a result of British Lord Monckton raising the alarm.  Lord Monckton is the man best known for debunking many of the claims made by Al Gore in his Academy Award™ winning propaganda piece, An Inconvenient Truth.  The British government was on the verge of introducing Gore's film into the school systems as part of its environmental education (indoctrination) agenda, but Lord Monckton's counter-claims against the film identified such egregious errors and lies in it that they could not be ignored.  As a result, the film was banned from being shown in schools in Britain.  Lord Monckton also produced a counter-film to Inconvenient Truth called Apocalypse? No!

Your representatives aren't telling you about the treaty either; President Obama certainly isn't telling you about it; the news isn't telling you about it.  So, what is it?

The Copenhagen Treaty is billed as a "climate change" treaty, a treaty designed--at least by outward appearances--to address the major issues of "global warming" (which is now conveniently referred to as "climate change," thanks to the mountain of evidence that shows only decreases in global temperatures since 1998).

The true nature and intent of the treaty is, however, much more nefarious than its billing.

Let's piece that together.

  • First, to help assure you that everything being said here is true and legitimate, here is the link to the treaty on the United Nations website: http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2009/awglca7/eng/inf02.pdf it is 181 pages long. Later in this document, references to the most dangerous parts of this treaty will be provided.
  • Second, watch this video of Lord Monckton raising the alarm about this treaty, laying out what will happen and begging US to do something about it!
  • Here's a summary of it:
    • Creation of a World Government that is instituted without election or our input by citizens of the world
    • Transfer of the wealth of developed, industrialized nations (mostly America) to third-world countries to satisfy the "climate debt" that we owe for having done so much damage to the environment in course of our development
    • Subjugation of the world's citizens to policing and enforcement of treaty policies by the new world government.
  • Third, listen to Barack Obama speaking at the United Nations effectively endorsing the treaty and stating that "The danger posed by climate change cannot be denied.  Our responsibility to meet it must not be deferred." He is referring directly to this treaty and all but vowing to sign it in December.
  • Fourth, let's tie all the pieces together to assure ourselves we're not being duped. If you refer to the treaty document in the first link, under section 38 you will find the following references (emphasis added):
    • (World Government) a) The government will be ruled by the COP with the support of a new subsidiary body on adaptation, and of an Executive Board responsible for the management of the new funds and the related facilitative processes and bodies. The current Convention secretariat will operate as such, as appropriate.
    • (Transfer of our Wealth) b) The Convention's financial mechanism will include a multilateral climate change fund including five windows: (a) an Adaptation window,(b) a Compensation window, to address loss and damage from climate change impacts [read: the "climate debt" Monckton refers to], including insurance, rehabilitation and compensatory components, (c) a Technology window; (d) a Mitigation window; and (e) a REDD window, to support a multi-phases process for positive forest incentives relating to REDD actions.
    • (Subject to Policing) (c) The Convention's facilitative mechanism will include: (a) work programmes for adaptation and mitigation; (b) a long-term REDD process; (c) a short-term technology action plan; (d) an expert group on adaptation established by the subsidiary body on adaptation, and expert groups on mitigation, technologies and on monitoring, reporting and verification; and (e) an international registry for the monitoring, reporting and verification of compliance of emission reduction commitments, and the transfer of technical and financial resources from developed countries to developing countries. The secretariat will provide technical and administrative support, including a new centre for information exchange [read; enforcement].

As you can see, section (a) refers to the establishment of a "government" that is not elected by any body of citizens, but is instead appointed, presumably by the United Nations and specifically those who are the driving force behind this treaty.  It's reasonable to assume that such individuals will appoint themselves, along with others sympathetic to their cause, as "the government."

The adoption of such a treaty in the United States requires the approval of a two-thirds majority of the Senate, which may lead us to believe that it's a long shot for Obama to get passed.  Unfortunately, there are already plans in place to subvert this Constitutional requirement through legal means and make this happen right under our noses, plans that only require a simple majority from both houses.  There are two documents that have been discovered that shine a bright light on this nefarious plan:

  1. A former Clinton State Department official named Nigel Purvis laid out the extremely detailed blue-print for passing climate-treaties without Senate approval in a paper he wrote entitled "Paving the Way for U.S. Climate Leadership: The Case for Executive Agreements and Climate Protection Authority." written in April 2008.  The abstract of this document lays out very clearly the plan to subvert the constitution and work around the law using congressional-executive agreements.
  2. This document is a legal analysis by a lawyer that determines that this process would be legal - though potentially politically damaging. There is a summary conclusion at the very end that wraps it all up.

If, like me, this raises your hackles, sets off alarm bells and is freaking you out leaving you wondering what can we do - my answer is:  I don't know.

But we can start with sharing this document and information with as many people as possible, especially media and political activist groups.  We must raise awareness of this!  It took a British guy to raise the alarm - now it's up to US, our fellow Americans, to spread the alarm and make this a front page issue!!!  Maybe then we'll be able to figure out what to do about it.

Research for this document contributed by Phil801, NeatBrian, Christopher, AZ Heat & RyanH.

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