Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wishing all my blog followers of the Jewish faith a very  
Happy Hanukkah...
and rest assured Israel will survive.

בברכת כל חסידי הבלוג שלי של האמונה היהודית מאוד
החנוכה שמחה ... והיה סמוך ובטוח בישראל תשרוד.

This week, President Barack Obama doomed Israel to a choice between unpalatable options: either striking at Iran's nuclear facilities in its own defense and thereby internationally isolating itself, or watching as its most ardent enemy goes nuclear. The deal, put into place with Iran by the Obama administration, allows Iran to continue developing nuclear-enrichment processes, encompasses virtually no real monitoring standards and grants cash to a regime busily preparing for a second Holocaust. 

Obama made the conscious decision to shove Israel into this corner for two reasons. First, because he is an egotist determined to divert attention from his domestic political woes. Second, because he is a hard-core, anti-Israel fanatic who believes that Israeli power represents the chief threat to peace in the Middle East.

The first rationale explains Obama's timing. After years of flirting with Iran -- a flirtation dating all the way back to his presidential campaign of 2008, during which he said he would engage in direct negotiations with the Islamic theocracy without preconditions - Obama culminated the burgeoning relationship with a rammed-through deal leaving Iran in control of its own nuclear destiny. Why the sudden rush? With his poll numbers dropping precipitously and his signature program, Obamacare, dragging down his presidency, Obama needed a big win.

The media duly delivered this to Obama by proclaiming his diplomatic blunder an enormous victory.

Ignoring the fact that Obama tacitly gave Iran the right to nuclear development in contravention of all United Nations' resolutions and the best interests of the United States, The New York Times proclaimed, "No one can seriously argue that it doesn't make the world safer." The newspaper also called Israel's dismay at the deal "extremist" and "theater," and even admitted that the Iran deal acted as a "welcome change of subject" for Obama.

The Obama administration, meanwhile, rapidly erected a series of straw men designed to make the president look like a tower of strength rather than the appeaser he is. Secretary of State John Kerry immediately stated that those who opposed the deal thought war should be the "first option" -- an odd proclamation, given Israel's repeated desire to delay action. Obama himself said that the time for "tough talk and bluster" was over -- as though harsh sanctions backed by the threat of force were a bluff. (Which, apparently, they were.)

Though none of this explains why Obama wanted to make a deal in the first place. Yes, it was a convenient distraction -- but the president of the United States can always find a way to shift the political narrative.

The truth is that the president despises Israel and always has. He has spent his entire adult life surrounded by Israel-haters, from Professor Derrick Bell to Reverend Jeremiah Wright, from former Palestine Liberation Organization spokesman Rashid Khalidi to Jimmy Carter's former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. His current ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has suggested that the United States ought to place troops on Israeli ground to protect Palestinians from those brutal Jews.

Obama's administration has repeatedly leaked Israeli national security information in order to stop Israel from striking Iran, and Obama himself forced Netanyahu to apologize to the government of Turkey for stopping its flotilla, directed toward helping the terrorist group Hamas, in the Gaza Strip.

The Obama administration sees Israel building homes in its capital city of Jerusalem as more of a threat to peace than Iran building nukes.

Obama's political philosophy dictates that Israel is a colonialist outpost offending the locals -- an unfortunate hangover from the Holocaust instead of a historic Jewish dream and possession. Obama's belief system suggests that Middle Eastern conflict springs not from religious and cultural differences but from Jewish intransigence. So Israel must be stopped. And if that means arming Iran, Obama is happy to do it. If he can while simultaneously winning himself a second Nobel Peace Prize and distracting people from his failed domestic tenure, so much the better.

Will Executive Action be Used on Immigration Reform? WH Won't Rule It Out  
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Columnist
Hmm. Didn’t Obama just say that he won’t act unilaterally on immigration reform? Why, then, didn’t White House spokesman Josh Earnest rule out the possibility of using executive actions?

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Earnest said: “I don’t want to speculate about what sort of actions the president might or might not take."

The Hill provides the context:
Obama has come under pressure from immigration activists, who have challenged the president to act unilaterally now that a comprehensive immigration bill appears stalled in the House. The president was heckled twice during events in San Francisco on Monday while discussing immigration reform, with protesters each time demanding an end to deportations via executive order. 

In 2012, the Obama administration announced it would stop deporting some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children, assuming they met certain criteria. […]
But while the White House has ruled out a sweeping halt to deportations, it is unclear whether Obama could use his executive authority, which includes the ability to grant temporary work permits, to help some of those here illegally.
Earnest did go on to say, however, that fixing a broken immigration system is something that can only be done with Congress, echoing what Obama told one of the hecklers who interrupted his speech on Monday. Looks like we'll have to wait and see what the president actually does, not just says.

Thank you, Hobby Lobby 
 Michelle Malkin / Townhall Columnist
Religious liberty is front and center on the nation's Thanksgiving table. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. The family-owned craft store company is intrepidly challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare's abortion coverage mandate. Hobby Lobby's faithful owners deserve our thanks and praise as they defend freedom of conscience for all Americans. 
The privately held retail chain's story is the quintessential American Dream. Founder David Green started out making mini picture frames in his Oklahoma garage in 1970. He recruited his two sons, Mart and Steve, to pitch in at an early age. The family's first establishment took up a tiny 300 square feet of retail space. Hobby Lobby now runs nearly 600 stores across the country, employs 13,000 people and topped $2 billion in sales in 2009.

The Greens' Christian faith is at the heart of how they do business. They are dedicated to integrity and service for their customers and their employees. The debt-free company commits to "honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles," as well as "serving our employees and their families by establishing a work environment and company policies that build character, strengthen individuals and nurture families."

The company donates more than 10 percent of its income every year to charity. All stores are closed on Sundays to allow employees more family and worship time. It's the company's dedication to biblical principles that led Hobby Lobby in April to raise full-time employees' starting minimum wage to $14 an hour at a time when many other firms have been forced to slash both wages and benefits.

"We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees," CEO David Green pointed out. "We've not only added jobs in a weak economy; we've raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80 percent above minimum wage."

Many of Hobby Lobby's employees are single moms working two jobs. Green doesn't need federal mandates to tell him how to treat and retain good employees. He does it because it is the "right thing to do." While countless businesses have been forced to drop health insurance for their shrinking workforces during the Age of Obama, Hobby Lobby headquarters opened an onsite comprehensive health care and wellness clinic in 2010 with no co-pays.

Hobby Lobby employees are covered under the company's self-insured health plan, which brings us back to the company's legal case. Last September, Hobby Lobby sued the feds over Obamacare's "preventive services" mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, abortion-inducing drugs including the "morning after pill" and "week after pill" in their health insurance plan. The company risked fines up to $1.3 million per day for defying the government's coercive abridgement of their First Amendment rights.

As Lori Windham, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing Hobby Lobby in its court battles, said at the time: "Washington politicians cannot force families to abandon their faith just to earn a living. Every American, including family business owners like the Greens, should be free to live and do business according to their religious beliefs." Amen.

This summer, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals exempted Hobby Lobby from the abortion mandate and allowed the business to avoid those crippling fines while pursuing its case. Now, the Supreme Court will decide whether Democratic Party pandering trumps bedrock constitutional principles.

Planned Parenthood femme-a-gogues, Senate Democratic leaders, Christian-bashing celebs and atheist bullies immediately attacked Hobby Lobby for "denying women access to birth control." The lies and religious persecution, especially on the eve of America's national holiday commemorating the pilgrims' escape thereof, are unconscionable. Hobby Lobby's company health insurance plan covers 16 of the 20 FDA-approved contraceptives required under the Obamacare mandate -- at no additional costs to employees. What Hobby Lobby refuses to do is to be forced to cover abortifacients that violate the owners' faith and conscience.

Every employee is aware of the founders' history, devout work ethic and faith. No one is forced to work at Hobby Lobby. If workers want birth control, they can pay for it themselves. (And unlike so many other service workers, they have more take-home pay to spend on the "preventive services" of their choice.)

The intolerant control freaks at the White House took to Twitter right after the Supreme Court announcement to pile on the pander to the Sandra Fluke/Lena Dunham wing of the Democratic Party.

"Birth control should be a woman's decision, not her boss's," Team Obama tweeted. That's precisely the argument against federally mandated health care benefits enforced by government in violation of religious liberty and subsidized by employers and taxpayers against their will. Let's pray the Supreme Court sees the light.

Iran: White House lying about details of nuke deal

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer


So it's even worse than we have been led to believe. "Iran: White House Lying About Details of Nuke Deal," by Adam Kredo for the Washington Free Beacon, November 26:
Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. 
Iran and Western nations including the United States came to an agreement on the framework for an interim deal late Saturday night in Geneva. The deal has yet to be implemented
The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced.
However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually inaccurate primer that misleads the American public.
“What has been released by the website of the White House as a fact sheet is a one-sided interpretation of the agreed text in Geneva and some of the explanations and words in the sheet contradict the text of the Joint Plan of Action, and this fact sheet has unfortunately been translated and released in the name of the Geneva agreement by certain media, which is not true,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham told the Iranian press on Tuesday.
Afkham and officials said that the White House has “modified” key details of the deal and released their own version of the agreement.
Iran’s right to enrich uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon, is fully recognized under the draft released by Tehran.
“This comprehensive solution would enable Iran to fully enjoy its right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes under the relevant articles of the NPT in conformity with its obligations therein,” the agreement reads, according to a copy released to Iranian state-run media.
“This comprehensive solution would involve a mutually defined enrichment programme with practical limits and transparency measures to ensure the peaceful nature of the programme,” the Iranian draft reads. “This comprehensive solution would constitute an integrated whole where nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”
Iran’s objection to the deal raises new concerns about final stage talks meant to ensure that the deal is implemented in the next few weeks.
The White House confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon on Monday that the final details of the plan have yet to be worked out, meaning that Iran is not yet beholden to a six month freeze its nuclear activities....

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The Dying Dollar

by   / Personal Liberty Digest

The Dying Dollar
Since 2006, the U.S. dollar has experienced a one-quarter to one-third drop in value to the Chinese yuan, depending on the choice of base.

Now China is going to let the dollar decline further in value. China also says it is considering undermining the petrodollar by pricing oil futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange in yuan. This, on top of the growing avoidance of the dollar to settle trade imbalances, means that the dollar’s role as reserve currency is coming to an end – which means the termination of the U.S. as financial bully and financial imperialist. This blow to the dollar, in addition to the blows delivered by jobs offshoring and the uncovered bets in the gambling casino created by financial deregulation, means that the U.S. economy as we knew it is coming to an end.

The U.S. economy is already in shambles, with bond and stock markets propped up by massive and historically unprecedented Federal Reserve money printing pouring liquidity into financial asset prices. This month at the International Monetary Fund annual conference, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said that to achieve full employment in the U.S. economy would require negative real interest rates. Negative real interest rates could be achieved only by eliminating cash, moving to digital money that can only be kept in banks and penalizing people for saving.

The future is developing precisely as I have been predicting.

As the dollar enters its death throes, the lawless Federal Reserve and the Wall Street criminals will increase their shorting of gold in the paper futures market, thereby driving the remnants of the West’s gold into Asian hands.
PBOC Says No Longer in China’s Interest to Increase Reserves
By Bloomberg News – Nov 20, 2013
The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policymakers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation.
“It’s no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves,” Yi Gang, a deputy governor at the central bank, said in a speech organized by China Economists 50 Forum at Tsinghua University yesterday. The monetary authority will “basically” end normal intervention in the currency market and broaden the yuan’s daily trading range, Governor Zhou Xiaochuan wrote in an article in a guidebook explaining reforms outlined last week following a Communist Party meeting.
On Thanksgiving say thanks to our troops for their Commander-in-Chief sure won’t 
By: Diane Sori

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving…a day we thank God Almighty for all we have been blessed with…a day to thank Him for the greatness that is America on a true American holiday.

Thanksgiving…made a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in1863, when during the Civil War he proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” Abraham Lincoln was a man of God…a true Commander-in-Chief of these United States…a man history has shown to have honored and respected the troops on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.

And as history has shown Lincoln’s greatness, history will show what we are seeing in the here and now in regards to Barack HUSSEIN Obama, his cronies, and their feelings towards America’s military…feelings so diametrically opposite from those of Lincoln…as in dishonoring them… defaming them…apologizing for them. And nowhere is that seen more than in the sequestration…the Obama built and owned sequestration…where America’s military budget was cut to the tune of $1.3 trillion over the next 10 years…where medical benefits were cut for those currently serving who come home maimed and NOT whole…with the monies cut being rubbed in the faces of our troops as those dollars are funneled into programs to give even more to the ‘sponges’ of our society to keep them loyal to Obama and the Democratic Party.

And to add to this disgrace, muslim sympathizing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel believes military families need to sacrifice even more than they already have. In fact, Hagel had the audacity to tell those fighting to keep us safe and free at home that they and their families will soon be asked to ‘sacrifice’ on pay and benefits to preserve ‘readiness’ in an era of tighter budgets.

“Without serious attempts to achieve significant savings in this area, which consumes roughly half of the Department of Defense budget and is increasing every year, we risk becoming an unbalanced force,” Hagel said.

Hey Hagel here's an idea…how about cutting the scandal plagued National Security Agency (NSA,) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with all its touchy-feely gropers, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the very ones stockpiling ammo to, as some believe, use on ‘We the People’ if we truly start to get out of line…cutting those and giving their monies to our military so they can be ‘balanced’ again…so our troops can be paid what they’re truly worth…can be paid their just due for risking their lives every day in defense of America and Americans…but I digress.

To preserve readiness…risking becoming an 'unbalanced' force…but pray tell how can our troops preserve readiness and how can they be anything but an ‘unbalanced’ force when they’re made to fight politically correct wars…made to fight with their hands tied behind their backs and at times with NO bullets allowed in their guns (echoes of Benghazi now rightfully coming back to haunt)…made to fight to ‘win the hearts and minds’ of the enemy instead of fighting to win as they were trained to do for heaven forbid any collateral damage is inflicted upon those out to kill them and us…inflicted on Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s muslim brethren.

And now with a number of senior commanding generals, officers, and admirals having been fired…and NOT for ’cause’…or ‘suddenly’ retiring years before they had planned becomes quite obvious that Obama has started a purge of those high-ranked military commanders and officers who do NOT agree with him or tow the party line…while causing those still serving to walk on eggshells wondering who will be next on Obama’s chopping block.

And as retired U.S. Army Major General Paul Vallely, an outwardly vocal critic of Obama said, “the White House fails to take action or investigate its own, but finds it easy to fire military commanders who have given their lives for their country.”

“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology. The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi, and ObamaCare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon, and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged,” Vallely so correctly said.

And believe me, Vallely has put his neck and reputation on the line, so to speak, by publicly criticizing the most traitorous of Commander-in-Chiefs in our nation’s history. Calling for Obama’s resignation, along with Joe Biden’s resignation, and the resignation of a select group of congressional leaders, Vallely has issued a 'national call to action' (a grassroots movement throughout the country working towards finding ways to legally remove Barack HUSSEIN Obama and the others from office) to bring about those resignations on the grounds of among other things ignoring the ‘treaty clause’ in the Constitution and for destroying U.S. military superiority to the “advantage of our global enemies.”

In other words…on the grounds of treason.

Possible charges of treason against Obama are many…too many to list in a mere op-ed…but here are but a few starting with his decision to waive restrictions under a federal law that prohibits arming terrorists….as in arming the al-Qaeda backed Syrian rebels…as per Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution…“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” As in sending more than $20 million to terrorist group Hamas (claiming it was for Palestinian humanitarian relief)…as in sending F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood puppet ex-President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi…the very same man who condoned the burning of Coptic Christian churches.

As in his treasonous statement, “U.S. forces are playing a constrained and supporting role in a multinational coalition, whose operations are both legitimated by and limited to the terms of a United Nations Security Council Resolution that authorizes the use of force solely to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under attack or threat of attack and to enforce a no-fly zone and an arms embargo,” Obama basically does away with the Constitution and makes America subservient to the U(seless) N(ations).

As in his ignoring the War Powers Clause in the Constitution when he got the US involved in Libya without Congressional approval (setting off the nefarious Arab Spring)…and including Benghazi…Benghazi where he knowingly and willingly left four Americans to be brutally murdered at the hands of his muslim brethren as he watched them die, and then jetted off to Vegas for yet another ‘it’s all about me’ photo-op fund raiser.

And on and on it goes…our military is hurting…our troops are hurting…and Barack HUSSEIN Obama smiles his best smirk of a smile as he’s off on yet another fundraiser with the party loyal.

So tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day as you give thanks to God Almighty for all the blessings he has bestowed upon you and yours, please say a prayer of thanks for our troops so far from home and their loved ones…our troops who are doing all they can to keep America safe and free, and doing so under a sham of a Commander-in-Chief who could care less about their mission…their safety...or their lives.