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Is Facebook Too Big To Fail?


Facebook Stock Slide

With an initial public offering of $38.00 a share, a high of $45.25 a share, and a low of $18.75 per share, Facebook’s stock has been as rocky as a soap opera love affair. Today’s trading shows the current price per share is $18.96. However, with this slide, comes the calls for the company’s CEO and majority stock holder Mark Zuckerberg to step down. For some, it’s rather easy to gloat in the downturn of those who they perceive to be “well off” or “rich”. I however marvel in the fact that someone can take what seems to be a simple idea (sharing pictures, ideas, lives), apply the idea to a system that’s already invented (computer, internet), and turn it into a multi-billion dollar company. It really signifies the American dream.
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America’s Trojan Horse


Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Is asking the hard questions of the DHS secretary Janet Napolitano, and he might as well had asked Eric Holder for “Fast and Furious” documents. In our constitutional republic, the main purpose of government is to protect the God-given rights of the citizens it represents. The goal, it seems of Rep. Gohmert was a noble one, to get to the heart of an issue that should concern all Americans across all party lines, did Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano know she gave a visa and a classified security clearance to a known terrorist facilitator and sympathizer, Hani Nour Eldin. Eldin is a member of Egypt’s parliament and a member of Egypt’s Gamaa Islamiya group which is listed as a known terrorist organization. Eldin attended multiple meetings last month at the behest of the president and DHS, some of which were conducted at the White House. Issue number two, did Napolitano know that the DHS advisory council member (appointed by Obama), Mohamed Elibiary, used his security clearance (that Napolitano gave him) to access and download classified documents with his personal computer and shop the information to media outlets?

Napolitano couldn’t really answer any of Gohmert’s questions other than telling him that it was “objectionable” to attack or accuse someone because they are Muslim, (classic liberal response, Gohmert asks hard questions and he is deemed “bigoted” or “racist”) Rep. Gohmert also asked Napolitano if she was aware of the fact that Elibiary was affiliated with a charity here in the states named the Freedom and Justice Foundation. This is important because the name of the now defunct foundation here in America also shared its name with the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt. The Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt is the legislative arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The administration has been very open to advice from the “Council on American Islāmic Relations” aka (CAIR) which have been named an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation court case that took place in northern Texas. You will remember, that this is the court case that named all the people responsible for using the giving nature of Americans to secretly fund terrorist activities all around the globe.

If the stonewall tactic looks familiar to you, it should, it worked for Eric Holder at the Fast and Furious hearings. If congress keeps pushing this issue (and it should) I foresee Obama pulling rank and invoking executive privilege once again. As a nation we are in a very precarious era. When agencies have absolutely no congressional oversight, we become a dictatorship or a monarchy by definition. The current administration that promised to be the most transparent, is anything but. It seems Obama “leads” better by fiat rather than inside of a constitutional construct.

As a nation we need to show courage and begin a debate about what role Islam is going to play in our government. Will we cower when liberals attack and call us “bigoted” for asking relevent and important questions? We can not. We must stand courageous in the face of name calling. When we have come to a place in our society where the secretary of DHS is not concerned about men using their personal computers to access classified government information, and known terrorist sympathizers holding meetings in the White House, we are in grave danger. If Janet Napolitano is not going to perform her job as secretary of DHS, why do we have a DHS? We should not cower from the debate simply because it’s politically incorrect to broach these subjects or because of a political agenda. We have already done that, in 1999 when Osama Bin Laden stated that blood would run in the streets of New York city, no one stood against his statement. We also done the same with the Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, over and over people in the know were reporting to the FBI that he was very anti-American and a possible threat, the FBI did not investigate because they were fearful the investigation would be seen as an “Islāmic witch hunt”. All because of political correctness, thirteen people were shot in cold blood. The man had S.O.A. on his government (Army) business card, S.O.A. meaning Soldier Of Allah. To add insult to injury the government will still not call the acts perpetrated by Hasan a terrorist act, they consider it an incident of “work place violence”. Also, I don’t remember anyone mentioning gun control after Hasan killed thirteen.

We recently seen how political agenda has driven the gun control debate after the tragic shooting spree in Aurora, Colorado. Before the victims were all properly identified news anchors were already blaming those they disagree with politically, pushing accusations on Tea Party members. Guns needed to be outlawed so people would be “safe”. Just a day later, an Afghan police officer opened fire on American contractors killing three. No where did you hear anyone calling for the outlaw of guns in Afghanistan. One shooting spree fits the liberal agenda narrative, and one did not. So one gets the nod for a refreshed attack on the second amendment rights of American people, and one is ignored, because only one story is politically expedient. I bring this up because I want the American people to drive the debate regarding Islam in the government, and not another terrorist attack, God forbid.

Robert E. Stage Jr.

 

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Repealing Obamacare Is Not Enough


A recent step in the right direction happened on July the 11th. The house of representatives voted for a full repeal of Obamacare, 244 yeas to 185 nays. Of course the liberal media cried foul, they thought even taking a vote on repealing Obamacare was a giant waste of taxpayer money. Bob Schieffer, of CBS’ Face the Nation, lamented how the house was wasting so much money on a repeal vote. This concern he showed is interesting, because the house has been sending legislation to the senate since the Tea Party takeover of the house in 2010. So far, there has not even been so much as a preliminary vote in committee on any of those bills, however I haven’t seen or heard any news coverage of the senate doing nothing, or wasting taxpayer money. There’s not been any lamenting or hand wringing of any sort over a do nothing senate.

While voting to repeal Obamacare is a commendable and noble thing to do, this is merely not enough. In our hyped up election season, conservatives have forgotten the additional fights that have been picked with the U.S. Constitution. We are predisposed to conversing about who’s going to be Romney’s Veep choice, or which poll has Obama and Romney in a dead heat, all the while, there are some bills that slid through Congress that should have never been voted out of committee. Some of them were slid through even with the conservative takeover of the house, which should be alarming to a great many Americans. One of the laws stretches all the way back to the months after 9/11, and was signed by a Republican President.

Chronologically, alongside Obamacare, the NDAA act, the Dodd-Frank act, and the USA Patriot act should be on the chopping block also. The NDAA act is so egregious in its powers, it is almost self-explanatory why it should be repealed. If you read conservative or libertarian news sites, you could probably name off four or five unconstitutional provisions from it, but for the sake of those who may be seeing this for the first time, I would like to point them out again. Not in the 236 year history of our country has the armed forces been allowed to apprehend, and arrest American citizens, under the NDAA act this is possible. You can also be held or interned, without charge, indefinitely, which subverts habeas corpus. You also do not have a right to a fair and speedy trial. All these constitutionally protected citizen rights are thrown out the window with this one piece of legislation. Congress, repeal it!

I want to share a quote with you concerning the Dodd-Frank Act. In a recent article written for Townhall.com in honor of the birth of our nation, Hillsdale College President, Dr. Larry Arnn said concerning freedom and how the government is now acting:

Moreover, it [Federal Government] governs increasingly without authority from the branches that are elected by the people. The new Dodd- Frank finance law creates something called a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This agency does not get its budget from Congress. Rather, its money comes from a guaranteed percentage of the budget of the Federal Reserve, which gets its money from its operations as a bank. Congress is even specifically forbidden in the law to hold hearings into the budget of the new CPFB. And it has wide examining power over every form of consumer finance in the nation. In unfettered scope of authority, and in near perfect separation from popular control, it is different from anything before it in America.

In other words, the congress passed, and the president signed another unconstitutional act. Here’s a little quick history on the Federal Reserve, it’s a corporation with no congressional oversight and it rules our entire economy. Not only that, it was conceived “supposedly” to stop financial bubbles that hurt our economy, at least that is one way it was “sold” to the American people. (Has that worked? No.) Now, the congress has passed what amounts to 311 million miniature Federal Reserves (or Fed Reserve II I call it.). Under this act, the Federal Government has the authority to monitor your personal credit card and bank statements, all under the false pretense of protecting you, the consumer from the big bad banks and business’. Here is some irony for you, this act was “written” by Chris Dodd, and Barney Frank, both of whom had a direct role in the housing bubble that caused the current economic malaise we still suffer from. You also might remember that Obama named former Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray to lead this new Consumer Protection Bureau. Obama appointed him by fiat while congress was still in session, without a confirmation by the senate, which is unconstitutional. This guts the constitution’s 4th amendment. Congress, repeal it!

Now the grandaddy of all unconstitutional acts The USA Patriot Act. This act you will remember, was an absolute “necessity” shortly after September 11th. We had to find a way to stop terrorists from gaining a foothold inside our borders again. You may agree, you may not, but 9/11 could have been stopped years before it happened. All we had to do was act on information we were told publicly by Osama Bin Laden in 1999. We were attacked at the World Trade center in 1993 under Clinton. We knew already that radical Islamists wanted to strike us. If our intelligence agencies and other “alphabet soup departments” (ie. NSA, CIA, FBI, ATF) had shared info with one another, we could have stopped the terrorists. Therefore, we could have continued without a Dept. of Homeland Security, A Dept. of Transportation Safety Administration, (who will soon be at all transportation depots, ie. bus stations, and train stations). These Government Departments need dismantled. Congress, repeal it!

There is only one way out of our current situations concerning the manifold attacks on our constitution, we must go to the polls November 6th and vote for more conservative, libertarian, and limited government men and women to represent us. Men and women like Rand Paul, Allen West, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Jason Chaffetz, Jim Demint, Nikki Haley, Jan Brewer, Michelle Bachman and many more.

Conservatives, Libertarians, Patriots All – Remember, Remember the 6th of November.

Robert E. Stage Jr.

 

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Obamacare’s First Kiss of Death


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In my home state, the political jockeying has been intense already this election cycle. Ohio, is of course very important to the presidential elections because of our swing state status.

Recently both candidates have been criss-crossing Ohio to grab up the all so coveted independent vote. As important as this election is, I don’t know how anyone can be “independent”. This is the most polarized I have ever seen our political climate. I think most people have already made their mind up.

Obama stopped in to Ann’s Place a diner in west Akron yesterday around 8:30 a.m. to have a little breakfast. (His second of the day) I wonder if Michelle knows? Just a few hours after hugging Obama, Josephine “Ann” Harris the restaurant owner was in her home and began complaining of a tingling feeling and that she did not feel well. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. She had suffered a full cardiac arrest in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, and could not be revived.

I in know way mean to make light of the passing of Ann Harris. However, I would like to point out some simularities between this incident and other’s that the nation faces.

Since Obama has successfully sucked the life out of the nation and the economy, is it possible when he hugged this poor woman he sucked the life outta her also? Of course I’m being satirical, but I think this may be an omen. Obamacare is certainly the grim reaper to our nation. Yes, Obamacare = Kiss of Death. How bad does this look in this election season? The president shows up, hugs a business owner, and she dies? ! Holy Cow! Damn the luck!

Remember America, Obamacare = Kiss of Death!

Robert E. Stage Jr.

 

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Convicted Terrorist to protest Mitt Romney


Cross posted from Redstate.com

Convicted Terrorist to Protest Mitt Romney

06 Jul 2012 3:00 PM

A convicted terrorist is leading liberal groups to protest Mitt Romney and the Kochs. That’s right, there’s a fundraiser for Mitt Romney that the Kochs are in.

So the liberals are rallying. They’re rallying with a convicted terrorist, Andy Stepanian,

His claim to fame is being characterized as succeeding “where Karl Marx, the Baader-Meinhof gang and the Red Brigades failed.” He’s quite proud of it. And the left will mark with him to protest Mitt Romney.

Remember friends, this isn’t the first terrorist to support Barack Obama. It won’t be the last.

 

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DHS deems “Liberty Lovers” Terrorists


You are under attack. If you love your personal liberty, you have become an enemy of the state. You have been deemed a terrorist.

Here is the full name of the study recently released by the University of Maryland that states that if you are a “Liberty Lover” you are a terrorist: LaFree, Gary, and Bianca Bersani. “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008,” Final Report to Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
College Park, MD: START, 2012. (.pdf)

I suppose it’s bad enough that our own Federal Government now deems those who are “suspicious of centralized Federal Authority” and those who are “Liberty Lovers” terrorists, but I think the thing that should rub us the wrong way is the fact that the Department of Homeland Security paid 12 million dollars of our tax dollars to the university that came up with that verdict. Imagine, calling Thomas Jefferson a terrorist, or George Washington a terrorist, that is essentially what the study says, in not so many words. I would say all the founders were small government libertarian minded men. They certainly stood directly against the centralized powers of the British Crown. Their stance on centralized power is the very reason we have a separation of powers in our republic’s government structure. The study say’s that “Liberty Lovers” should be considered “extreme right-wing terrorists”. Good, honest Americans are under attack by a political machine. The study is really a veiled threat against tea party types, by a DHS that ignores not only radicalized Islamic terrorism, but they have even removed any references to Islāmic terrorism from FBI manuals. Islāmic terrorism is being whitewashed, while freedom loving Americans are being painted with a terrorist brush. This is an outrage! We are living in a country that is being shape shifted by a soft despotism currently. The machine is being built right now that will be the demise of liberty as we know it. We are well on our way down a road to perdition. Alexis De Tocqueville coined the phrase soft despotism, it simply means a centralized government that would rule by a series of small but numerous rules and regulations, to keep the citizenry in a perpetual child like state, while the government became almost paternal in nature. Sound familiar?

This story broke July 3rd, around the afternoon, you tell me that was not planned. I believe Limbaugh when he says “nothing in politics is ever a coincidence”, this report is a blatant slap in the face on the eve of the birthday of liberty in our nation. Now is decision time in our nation, ask yourself, do you stand against your government, or have they declared that they will be the instigator and that they will stand against the American people, we both can’t be right. This report is the all out blitz and smear against those who uphold the U.S. Constitution and the laws of our land. Our president certainly is not upholding U.S. law, he is now stuck in dictator mode, deciding on the fly, which statutes deserve being enforced, and which statutes do not. As far as I’m concerned, that is enough lawlessness to impeach this character. If he is not going to uphold his oath of office, the Constitution, and U.S laws in general what use is he? Things that are clearly unconstitutional are being called constitutional, congress won’t stand up to the president when he walks all over our rights, and the Supreme Court can’t be trusted to have fidelity to the Constitution, which nullifies the existence of all four. We live in a country that is being run by a committee of no one, not by the people through a duly elected congress, with a president that upholds laws that congress has passed, and the Supreme Court has rendered itself useless, what are we to do? What are a people to do when all branch’s of their government are dangerously close to being obsolete? Or worse yet, two branches are being cannibalized by the executive branch. The national debate needs to start here and now, what are we to do? An election probably is not going to fix these issues we face. It will take the rest of my natural life, If the Lord tarries His coming and He is merciful to me. These issues may take two full lifetimes to set right again. It will take our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, but the fight is just and it is worth fighting! I repeat again, you are under attack!

See also: DHS says White Americans Most Likely Terrorists.

See also: DHS Right Wing Extremist Report

Robert E. Stage Jr.

Leave your comment, what do you think our recourse is? A repeal of the 17th amendment allowing State legislatures to once again vote for Senators, removing the current popular vote and removing some Federal power? Auditing the Federal Reserve, so it’s power can begin to reigned in? Abolishment of the Fed? A balanced budget amendment?

 

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