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""Petrus Romanus: Pope Advocates Global Wealth Redistribution, Renounces Free Market Economics as “Crude and Naive”""
HE CALLS US NAIVE...... WHO IS CRUDE IN SLAVERY. AND TYRANNY ...???
“It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new,” the pontiff wrote in the 85-page document. “Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised – they are no longer even a part of it. The excluded are not the ‘exploited’ but the outcast, the ‘leftovers’.
The pope also denounced “trickle-down” theories of economics promoted by many conservatives and politicians who espouse an unregulated free market.
“In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he said. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.”
I say we need more people here and if you know someone who is a Constitutional Conservatives, people who support "The True Republic" not some interpretation of it, please ask them to join this group.
We need a game plan and the only one I see is we find ways to talk to others, ways to present issues which fir our personalities and most of all an honest way of doing it, even if it's blunt or humble.
Most media personalities are easy to figure out, at least if you follow them for a period of time. But Mr. Beck seems to confound me. He seems to have pure intentions, yet I get a slightly bitter aftertaste when listening/watching him.
Some things that don't sit right with me are
-his mocking of Truthers and Birthers.
-flip flops on many issues (Patriot Act, TARP, Bush policies)
-doom & gloom predictions
-endorsements of various political candidates
The following video from Alex Jones sort of illustrates my concerns. Now, I know a lot of you despise Alex and I'm reserving my judgement. I realize Glenn and Alex had a feud and these video clips are taken out of context, but it does help illustrate my questions.
What is the skinny on Mr. Beck?
I would have posted the article, but the video is what I would like for you to watch! Eye opening.
Please read the article before you respond. I would like to see your answers to this.....
Excerpts from American Thinker – Rules for All Republicans -
Yes, Virginia. There really is a split in the Republican Party. There always has been and always will be. But the acrimony is spinning out of control and the only people benefiting are the Democrats.
It disturbs me when I’m labeled a sellout if I say something positive about an “establishment” Republican and it’s equally infuriating when I’m lectured that Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are part of a “suicide coalition.” When I write something favorable to the GOP, my inbox is flooded with angry emails from tea partiers but accolades from party loyalists and, vice versa, if I write something critical of the base or Tea Party. It’s insulting when grassroots activists tell me I’m not a true conservative and aggravating when I’m dismissed as “just a tea partier” and flicked off like a fly.
If we cannot work together, the GOP will rip apart. Many of you want that. And most establishment Republicans don’t think this will happen because conservatives have nowhere else to go. But this is no bluff — conservatives are serious about defecting. I, for one, do not want that to happen.
We cannot change each other but we can do the following:
(1) Duke it out in the primaries and whole-heartedly support your candidate of choice.
(2) Do not support your preferred candidate by stooping to Democrat levels.
Ex: Do not call Romney a “vulture capitalist” as Newt did. Do not call moderates “RINOs” and do not call Tea Party candidates “extreme or radical.”
(3) Never forfeit a “sure thing” candidate for a high risk one.
Ex: When it is clear that a Mike Castle-type Republican can get re-elected in Delaware and a Christine O’Donnell type cannot, cut your losses and go for the strategic win.
(4) Unless an incontrovertible liability, never abandon a viable candidate especially in an important race.
Ex: When there is a Cuccinelli-type candidate running, do not abandon him especially as the race tightens.
(5) In extreme cases, when a candidate is hurting other races, it’s okay to withdraw support.
Ex: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.
(6) Do not use outliers to formulate strategies for the entire country.
Ex: Christie is a win to celebrate and study but he shouldn’t necessarily become the template for all races in the country any more than Cuccinelli’s loss or Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock’s disgraces should.
(7) Make protest votes a thing of the past – at least until we regain power and the Republicans have at least one presidential term to right this sinking ship. This means moderates vote for social conservatives and tea partiers; social conservatives and tea partiers vote for moderates.
(8) Think of the end game.
Ex: If Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell win their primaries, the grassroots must support them. This is unacceptable to many, but if McConnell’s vote is the one to repeal ObamaCare and a liberal occupies his seat, you just cut off your nose to spite your face. Same for moderates — if Cuccinelli had been supported and won, that would have been one more red governor in a very strategic state.
(9) Social conservatives and tea partiers should hold any elected Republican’s feet to the fire.
(10) Moderates should expect social conservatives and tea partiers to hold their feet to the fire.
(11) Do not air our collective dirty laundry.
Ex: Let’s say you don’t agree with a tactic being employed by one arm of the party, i.e., the Cruz-Lee tactic to defund or delay or else.
(a) Do not provide the media with your commentary;
(b) If you must comment, find a way to spin it favorably;
(c) If you can’t, express that Republicans are doing their best to represent the interests of the people who elected them and, while there might be some disagreement about this tactic, they are doing the will of the People.
(d) If you just can’t do that, never, ever call your compatriots — no matter how much you disagree with them — wack jobs or insult their intelligence.
(12) Always anticipate the leftwing response, think through your story, then stick to it.
Ex: Quietly withdraw support for a candidate like Todd Akin but don’t feed into the Democrat-Media Complex myth that this wack job represents everyone in the GOP. Respond instead: Republicans do not hate women. Millions of Republicans are women and millions of Republican men have wives, sisters, mothers and daughters they love and respect. Republicans are focused on the issues that really matter to women: education, healthcare, job security and the economy.
(13) In politics, as in life, there are people in any group or organization who have varying degrees of commitment. Do not judge them according to your standards of purity. As Hugh Hewitt recently said on his radio show, do not discard Republicans just because you disagree with them and do not disparage them by saying they are not true conservatives. Life and politics just aren’t that simple.
(14) Use the media to communicate with the PEOPLE. This is your chance to be a PR person for conservatism, even though the press is never on your side.
(15) Always promote the improved quality of life in Republican-run states and contrast this with the diminished quality of life in true blue states.
(16) Speak with one voice on the issues where there is consensus.
(17) Where there is no consensus, speak to the fact that we are a diverse party that welcomes debate but, in the end, we are all guided by time-tested conservative principles that promote freedom.
In writing Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky gave a solemn head nod to Lucifer — “the very first radical…who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.” Although he claimed to be the harbinger of optimism, his entire philosophy is based on dark, evil, destructive politics where demonization, lying, and division rule. Conservatives aren’t cut from that cloth but we seem to have lost our way. It’s time to be the light to their darkness, the solutions to their conundrums, the sense to their inanity, and the creation to their destruction.
I reported on November 5th 2013 that the Fed is buying US Treasury Bonds and mortgage-backed securities. A mortgage backed security is a type of asset-backed security that is secured by a mortgage, or more commonly a collection of sometimes hundreds of mortgages in a portfolio. Hopefully the Fed is doing better due diligence than FANNIE and FREDDIE did when they backed all those bogus portfolios between the years of 2003 – 2005, right before the real estate crash.
Hundreds of thousands of purported AAA portfolios were sold and resold and resold again. Come to find out they were only the best loans on the top, toward the bottom of the stack you had what would have been considered F paper in a time before the FANNIE MAE guidelines were relaxed.
Back in the late 80’s when I was a mortgage broker, if you didn’t have 20% down payment, perfect credit and good debt to income ratios- guess what?? You were declined for a mortgage. It was the Clinton administration and the Democratic Congress of 1995 that changed the laws governing FANNIE FREDDIE and GINNIE creating the Community Reinvestment Act which relaxed the lending guidelines in order to encourage more lending in poor neighborhoods. What you wound up with at the height of the housing frenzy was bus drivers buying $700,000 houses with NO credit check, NO down payment and only stated income. These buyers caught up in the exuberance of the moment thought surely they could just flip the house and make some quick cash just like they had seen all their friends do; real estate is a sure thing right??
This was great for Clinton, he got to enjoy the real estate driven economic boom that ensued from the relaxed guidelines but a disaster for successors Bush and Obama who are still bearing the brunt of the crash.
Now the US Government backs FANNIE FREDDIE and GINNIE, since there was really little worry for banks, they might as well make all the mortgages Fannie Mae is willing to buy, and purchase all the guaranteed debt Fannie puts up for sale. But there really were no reality checks stating the obvious, if bus drivers that make $25,000 per year are buying ¾ million dollar houses –chances are pretty good that there are going to be some defaults; multiply that by the hundreds of thousands of below sub-prime mortgages that were touted as AAA paper and you get to see the recipe for disaster quite clearly.
But we the taxpayers again bore the brunt of the bungles of Congress and bailed out. In 2008 alone, the United States government allocated over $900 billion to special loans and rescues related to the US housing bubble, with over half going to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as the Federal Housing Administration. On December 24, 2009, the Treasury Department made an announcement that it would be providing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unlimited financial support for the next three years despite acknowledging losses in excess of $400 billion.
When all that paper started turning bad, the buyers of the portfolios went back and took a second look at what they had bought and that’s when they discovered that - gee whiz - these aren’t really AAA loans at all! They are a bunch of bus drivers!!! Let’s prosecute! Let’s sue!! So in order to cover their tracks the original loan aggregators shredded the documents leaving no trace of the original F paper loan packages (including the original titles and title insurance policies). This is why we have so many people now going to court disputing that their current mortgage holders doesn’t hold clean title. Not a bad deal,getting a free house, for some that bought at the height of the market. Those that bought before all this fiasco can forget it; you can guarantee their bank has title in hand.
As to the rest of the herd caught up in the mess, the banks wound up foreclosing.
Now all of this could have been carefully orchestrated in advance. I have a hard time believing that all the bright minds out there could not have foreseen the obvious. Perhaps this was just a coup on the part of the bankers to snatch up the real estate holdings of the average American. Most of which are rental tenants now- no longer home owners.
The smears against those who disagree with Obama's policies continue, and this time it is being taught in the school system....to FOURTH graders.
At a school district in Illinois, fourth graders are being forced to read a Common (Commie) Core compliant book....the biography of Barack Obama. Sounds innocent enough, right? This assignment is far from innocent. In fact, it attacks the innocence of our children, perverts the history of our country, and smears an entire population of people who disagree with Obama's Marxist policies. Are you willing to allow this type of garbage to continue or do you want to fight and expose it?
Here is what fourth graders will learn in this book about the life of President Barack Obama....though he is referred to in this book as simply 'Barack'. You know, to increase the 'coolness factor'.
1. 'Barack' learned how to be 'black', which meant cursing, fighting, and smoking, drinking, and doing drugs from watching television.
2. Whites are racist and therefore didn't want to vote for 'Barack'.
3. 'Barack's' pastor said that God would 'damn America' for mistreating black people. The pastor called our country 'a failure'.
4. Blacks and whites are angry at each other and only 'Barack' could make the country 'more perfect'.
I don't know about you, but as a black woman, as an American, as a retired teacher, and as a mother, I am offended by all of the points in this book! Even more so, I am offended that our children are being exposed to such bigoted, stereotypical garbage!
Is this what we want to be the norm in our country? Race baiting. Insulting the great republic of America? Stereotypes of different ethnicities in order to conjure anger, hate, and division? We cannot allow our country to be used as a pawn in this dangerous, destructive game of chess that the left wants to play. We cannot allow them to twist and distort the image of America in the minds of our youth! We must fight against this disgusting portrayal of America and not allow Barack Obama and the left to continue to steal any sense of pride in being an American from our youth, the future leaders of our country!
If you want to continue to instill pride in America; if you want to counter these attacks; then please help us in this fight against the very fiber that binds this country together!
Fighting along side you,
National Outreach Director
The Tea Party
This administration has just sold away the safety of the Middle East and Israel for thirty pieces of silver and some phony promises. This appeasement thing never works out.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry has controversially claimed that American Senators should ‘stop listening to the Israelis’ in respect to Iran’s nuclear program. Kerry made the incendiary remark during a behind-close-doors briefing he gave to the Senate Banking Committee, where he made an impassioned plea to the lawmakers to put a halt to proposed new sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Here is the link so you can watch Kerry and then watch the agreement between Hitler and Europe to never go to war again! VERY interesting!
Obamalateral Disarmament — U.S. To Cut ICBM Squadron
Defense: Breaking yet another promise, this one to Congress, the administration jeopardizes our national security with plans to eliminate an entire squadron of intercontinental ballistic missiles and destroy its silos.
Yet another example of what President Obama meant in 2012 when he promised Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, that after his re-election he would have more "flexibility" on defense issues, comes on the news that an ICBM squadron would be scrapped to comply with the New START Treaty — even as both the Russians and Chinese deploy new ballistic missiles.
A document prepared by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon maps out a strategy to eliminate an ICBM squadron — and destroy its missile silos — by Dec. 5, 2017.
The military would begin removing ICBMs next October, after an environmental assessment is complete, and the silo elimination would begin in May 2016.
The fact is, as the Heritage Foundation notes, the U.S. does not need to eliminate an ICBM squadron to meet New START's limits. The State Department's Oct. 1 fact sheet says the U.S. must dismantle 109 of its deployed ICBMs, deployed submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and deployed heavy bombers, and remove another 138 warheads.
Heritage notes the U.S. has already reduced its deployed warheads by 112 and that destroying an ICBM squadron to comply with New START is unnecessary.
Further cuts, if needed, could be made by removing the missiles and placing the silos in reserve status.
The document says the reductions are necessary to "meet the New START Treaty compliance date by closing an ICBM squadron and eliminating the associated Launch Facilities." But that's not true. New START does not require destruction of the silos.
So why the unnecessary move to cut our offensive missile deterrent force after the administration has scrapped Phase IV of our European-based missile defense, which was the proposed replacement for the ground-based interceptors and missile radars that were scuttled in a betrayal of our Polish and Czech allies?
The president has said he dreams of a world without nuclear weapons, which critics point out seems to mean only a world without U.S. nukes.
He sees U.S. military supremacy as an anachronistic example of the American exceptionalism for which he has apologized so many times.
To that end, in his June 2013 Berlin speech, President Obama spoke of his desire to unilaterally reduce deployed U.S. nuclear forces by up to one-third.
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Obama Admin: We Will Win Our Bid to Force Hobby Lobby to Obey the HHS Mandate
The Obama administration says it is confident it will prevail in its bid to force Hobby Lobby and other religious businesses and groups to obey the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.
Responding to today’s news that the Supreme Court will take Hobby Lobby’s case to overturn the HHS mandate, the Obama administration released a statement saying, “We believe this requirement is lawful…and are confident the Supreme Court will agree.”
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