Forbes Shows Bias in Reporting – Not Amused

Check out the following article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/09/30/new-poll-only-one-third-of-americans-support-repealing-defunding-or-delaying-obamacare/

The title reads “Only One-Third of America Support Repealing Obamacare. They do not mention in that less than 1/3 of those polled want the Obamacare law to take effect! Now whether or not you support Obamacare is a completely separate issue – it would be like saying having a headline saying “Only 1/3 of the population want to impeach Obama” when less than 1/3 of the population supports Obama. Either way if that was the case we can safely say Obama does not have good support – the same which now applies to Obamacare.

Although the news sometimes presents facts, it will twist it for the general populace to be deceived into following its agenda.

Obama Receeds

After successfully not intervening  in Syria with Russian help, Obama once again is trying to focus his efforts of undermining second amendment rights and ironically pushes this topic after two shootings in Chicago – the city with the most strict gun laws in the Midwest. Two cases where criminals were using guns on lawful citizens who are discouraged from owning them based on city politics. The biggest failures of Obama as a president were signing too many executive orders, focusing too much on tearing up the 2nd amendment, and intervening in Libya.

It’s quite ironic that a former KGB agent is the champion for peace between countries while our Nobel Prize winning president was at one point trying to force us into another war.

Fox News Gets It Wrong On Obama

Fox news has been lambasting Obama for not successfully getting permission to strike Syria or unilaterally strike Syria without congressional approval – the kind of reporting done by folks in Fox news is utterly and wholly disgusting for the narrow-mindedness they display and their dogged determination to play for partisan politics instead of the good of our nation. I for one am not a supporter of Obama based on his track record on gun rights and civil liberties but I think he’s right to think twice about striking Syria and it’s good we have one level headed politician that doesn’t risk American lives based on his or her ego for once. I can’t speak for all of his presidency, but for the Syria case, I think he has done the right thing by playing it slow and waiting for congressional approval before a strike. Furthermore, I find it encouraging that Obama is open to a diplomatic solution involving Syria surrendering its chemical weapons for destruction.

Gun Control Activists Continue To Ignore Reality

All gun tragedies are horrible, however the recent drive by Sandy Hook relatives to expand background checks is misguided to say the least. The shooter in Sandy Hook did not buy a gun without a background check, he borrowed his mothers who was completely within her rights to purchase guns. Tragedies, such as the Boston marathon bombing, are horrible when they happen but unless a police state is set up to watch everyone all the time they will happen. Are we going to ban all fireworks, fertilizers, sugar, pressure cookers, heavy objects, and cars from citizens? Will licenses need to be issued for each of these items?

Instead what is going on is a push towards a global UN managed registry of gun owners and a very crucial step towards the eradication of the 2nd Amendment. Not allowing citizens to own guns or any weapon for that matter means each family will be helpless to defend themselves against criminals and criminals will know that – a pack of five men would be pretty confident they could ransack a place knowing that lawful families will not have guns in their house – be it an 8 gauge shotgun or AR-15. What else will be confiscated after guns, well probably gold and silver.

I’d like to think that our world is peaceful and everyone gets along – however this is false. Most people will fight each other when they feel their survival is at stake, many will fight for resources to come out on top, others will fight for the front of the line if no checks are put in place, and yet others will fight just because they feel like it. My point is that most folks know what the law is and what the consequences are for breaking the law, given the someone lax system we have in place some will risk breaking the law knowing the punishment combined with the risk is less than the reward and will then break the law. If lawful folks have the capacity to maintain the law in their own jurisdiction (their home) then folks will think twice about testing the punitive system of any given home.

The most important reason that Americans should own guns is that we have fought too long and hard against tyranny to let our freedom of self defense to be undermined by a tragedy.

LAPD Opens Barrage of Fire On Two Females in Truck

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Two females, a 47 year old and her 71 year old mother, were wounded in a hail of gunfire today as LAPD officers mistook the truck for that of Chris Dorner. Dorner recently killed three people and released a manifesto declaring that he was at war with the LAPD for perceived wrongs that resulted in his being fired years ago.

It is important that the general public remains safe as this man is being hunted, it is unacceptable that innocents be caught in the crossfire especially when Dorner is nowhere in the vicinity.

Obama Defies Founding Fathers and Attacks the 2nd Amendment

Obama showed his true colors today by releasing plans that he had harbored until his re-election to effectively bash the second amendment and the intent the founding fathers had when they drafted it – to protect themselves from an unjust government. Today he proposed 23 executive actions that he would take against gun owners that did not require congressional approval, effectively smearing the Constitution with rubbish as socialist America becomes one step closer to reality. He also proposed new legislative proposals which included global background checks, limiting magazines to 10 rounds, and banning weapons that look like assault rifles.

Piece by piece, Americans are letting the government erode the freedoms that were won with blood and sweat of patriots. America is slowly becoming a restrictive police state where most people work for the government and whose jobs are to spy on their neighbor. People need to take a stand against this repression and realize that taking away our freedoms is ultimately going to be our undoing as a civilization built on the idea of liberty and justice.

The lawful are being punished for the actions of the unlawful, which is simply not right. Write to your representatives and show them your disgust with what is happening in the executive branch. Protect your family, and protect your freedoms. Look up operation ‘Fast and Furious’ online and find out how Obama has cost American lives in the past in an attempt to find an excuse to ban military style weapons in the United States. Search Google for what happened in the UK and Australia after guns were confiscated and destroyed, and ask yourself if you want the same to happen around the US.

Criminals around the country will immediately realize that all they have to do is to do home raids in packs of two or three and they will know for sure they can defeat a single law abiding citizen with the capacity of only 10 bullets, since even cops miss 2/3 of their shots! Stories of homeowners surviving attacks by multiple intruders will no longer be happening once assult rifles are banned, and people will be at the mercy of the police which take 8 minutes to respond to priority 1 calls even in our capital!

Percent distribution of incidents where police came to the victim, by police response time and type of crime. source: U.S. Dept of Justice, 2008. (most recent data available.)

Response Time
Within 5 min
6-10 min
11 min to 1 hour
Within 1 day
Longer than 1 day
Length of time unknown
Not ascertained
Violent Crime *
28.3%
30.3%
33.5%
2.5%
0.4%
5.0%
0.0%
Robbery
32.3%
38.8%
28.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
0.0%
Aggravated assault
20.9%
32.6%
36.4%
4.8%
0.0%
5.4%
0.0%
Simple assault
31.4%
28.0%
31.8%
2.4%
0.1%
6.2%
0.0%
Property crimes
12.8%
20.2%
47.8%
12.6%
1.9%
4.7%
0.0%
Household burglary
13.6%
21.8%
46.9%
12.6%
1.9%
3.3%
0.0%
Motor vehicle theft
12.5%
22.2%
49.1%
11.5%
1.3%
3.3%
0.0%
Theft
12.5%
18.9%
48.0%
12.7%
2.0%
5.9%
0.1%

* Includes data on rape and sexual assault.

If someone is attack you in your house, you need to be ready the minute of, and not put your family at the mercy of an unknown intruder for up to an hour.

On The Issue of Gun Rights

What If Americans Didn't Have Modern Weapons During The Revolutionary War? Would We Be Free?

What If Americans Didn’t Have Modern Weapons During The Revolutionary War? Would We Be Free?

The Obama administration and a few prominent liberal politicians such as Michael Bloomberg have taken advantage of a recent shooting to pounce on the second amendment. While the indiscriminate killing of innocents by a deranged individual is certainly something horrible and wrong, the piece by piece sacrifice Americans make unwittingly through incessant bombardment by a liberal media and White House administration is also deplorable. The confiscation of legally purchased weapons in America is unthinkable from a constitutional perspective and could be a precursor to the loss of additional freedoms we take for granted today. It’s shameful that foreign nationals are pulling the strings in getting the best country on Earth to bend and contort into a truly socialist society where individuals have no say whatsoever, are monitored their entire lives, and are restricted on where they go and what they own.

Every law abiding citizen should have the right to have a weapon that can adequately defend them, reducing the magazine capacity limit will only get adequate defense weapons out of the hands of law abiding citizens and effectively nullify the purpose for the second amendment – which was to keep the power to defend liberty against both foreign and domestic in the hands of Americans. Rupert Murdoch, the owner of FOX News, has attacked the second amendment and shown his true ignorance in calling for a ban on automatic weapons. This is the same Murdoch who runs NewsCorp, a company that has gotten into trouble for wiretapping victims of tragedy and bribing officials throughout the UK.

If you don’t know already, none of the weapons used in any shooting as of late was done by an automatic weapon. Michael Bloomberg also took advantage of a tragedy to get his fingers into forcing more regulations and restrictions on Americans – the same Bloomberg who got a approval to impose a ban on restaurants from serving large containers of soda!

I’m not saying drinking a lot of soda is a good thing and I’m not telling everyone to buy as many assault rifles they can, I’m saying that chipping away at our liberty piece by piece will eventually result in us having no liberty at all. In the words of Benjamin Franklin,

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety

I agree with this statement, and hope our country remains free.

Should CEO’s Tell Employees How To Vote?

There have been numerous instances this year of leaders of companies forcing their employees to show up at political rallies or making it clear which candidate they prefer – just recently the CEO of Westgate Resorts wrote an email informing his employees that their jobs were on the line if Obama got re-elected.  Of course, David Siegel has no way of knowing which way his employees voted but made it clear in his email that Obama’s policies have damaged his company’s bottom line and that he’d rather retire than lead a company through four more years of Obama’s leadership.

I don’t think it’s wrong that corporate leaders make it known which way they are voting and why certain candidates would be better for their company than others, its covered under free speech. I think it’s important that employees know how the political climate will effect their jobs just as it is important that they know based on their own research how different candidates will affect them on all issues of importance. There are more and more instances of these emails popping up this election based on a clear cost employers will have to pay for the Affordable Care Act (sometimes dubbed Obamacare). In an email Lacks Enterprises CEO sent to employees, it was noted that employee salaries would not be as high under an Obama administration. After being questioned whether Obama’s bailing out of the auto industry helped his business, he responded that his company did not benefit from the auto bailout.

On the other hand, as a note to the employees of these companies whose leadership is sending out these emails, many CEOs would be classified under the group of people that would be taxed at a higher rate than if Romney is elected. Anyone making more than $250,000 would not be extended a continuation of the Bush-era tax cuts under Obama, and that would certainly affect small business owners and those Obama considers rich. Every day we are inundated with suggestions to vote one way or the other, be it commentary by the media or signs across the street. CEOs certainly can voice their opinions as well but if such is the case employees should have the same opportunities to have their voice heard, unfortunately this is not the case as it is rare that a entry level employee would email his/her entire company with a political view.

So, in short, yes – employers should be able to make political suggestions. On the other hand employees should have that same right.

Where’s the Hope?

Obama ran a pretty good generic Presidential campaign in 2008 – the theme was “hope”. This is not something Obama wants to run under again because he has had four years to fix our country – and realizes people want results quickly, even though four years might not be enough time to fix everything. This year, it looks like Obama’s team is relying more on bashing the opponent – and today I saw just about my 10th iteration of Obama reminding me of Romney’s 47% remarks. I agree that Romney having the audacity to make those comments basically means he is unfit to lead. However, I think just about everyone has already watched the video and are looking for leadership from the Obama administration and proactive solutions to problems being presented as running material on top of the reminders.

There’s No Easy Answer To Syria Civil War

I don’t think it’s wise for the US to get involved in Syria, and I think it’s a bad idea to put troops on the ground to help the Syria uprising. The reason behind this is simple – we don’t know them, they aren’t our allies, and it would cost us money and lives we really shouldn’t be wasting. To be honest, I think it’s a job better left to those in the region – the Syrians themselves if they want a new government and Turkey since it has been targeted by artillery from Syrian lands. Of course, some in the US believe this to be weak – but I think its premature to believe that the rebels in Syria will automatically become our friends if we help them. In fact, there have already been articles published quoting rebels saying that since we haven’t helped them enough they may target us after the war is finished. So, in summary, these rebels may end up being our enemies – they have proven that they are not against using terrorist tactics against Assad. For example, last weekend four rebel suicide bombers killed 40 civilians in the city of Aleppo – I’m sure this is news you haven’t heard of from our friends in the media. I believe that both sides of this conflict have terrorist elements, Assad is surely someone who will eventually be ousted by rebels – the question is when and do we want to be involved in the policing role after the civil war has finished? Putting troops on the ground would probably result in a proxy war between the US and Iran, and would ultimately result in real war with Iran which would cost more than our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined- this war would benefit few and harm many. The benefits would come to those in the defense industry and those who have large investments with defense contractor companies, the harm would come to every town that sends troops along with everyone that uses gasoline in their cars and buys groceries at the local supermarket. The national debt would probably double and inflation would be inevitable.

 

Romney Not Fit To Lead

The President of the United States, a position once known as the leader of the free world, is a title whose bearer must take seriously. While I do not believe Obama has the qualifications to make a great President I certainly have no doubt that Romney wouldn’t utterly ruin our country.

Romney has proven himself to be a servant of Wall Street and has no interest in peace – whether it be in the Middle East or in Asia. He is an adamant supporter of the notion that half of Americans are lazy good for nothing parasites, who have no use and should not be given a second thought.

I am a supporter of a free market economy yet instead of writing off these folks they can and will be the most important part of our economic recovery in the future. Instead on ignoring the 47% Romney should have presented his economic theories as to why his approach would help lower income earners instead of deciding to pander to billionaires in a $50,000 per plate dinner hosted by a lecher by the name of Marc Leder. Romney, who pretends to be only choice for those who believe in God, certainly does not exhibit any inhibitions from spending time with folks like Leder and casino magnate Sheldon Anderson.

Leder’s Sun Capital is a near copy of Bain Capital, both companies who have derived extensive profits by outsourcing jobs and manufacturing to China. While I see the macroeconomic sense in this, I also see the hypocrisy in every word uttered by Romney regarding our trade relations with China. As someone who made billions from the practice of outsourcing I find it disgusting that Romney attacks Obama over this macroeconomic trend which has more to deal with a shift towards wage equilibrium in a global trade economy rather than a personal decision by Obama.

In fact, the very act of saving the American auto industry (something Obama supported) saved millions of jobs while Romney would have let them flounder and be replaced by Japanese and Korean competitors.

I would find it incredibly difficult to vote for someone like Mitt Romney, it would go against logic and ethics to vote for a porcelain politician who happens to also be elitist.

You Didn’t Build That and Corporations Are People

Two phrases that epitomize each candidate, and we are burdened with having to vote for one of them. On one side we have someone who punishes small business owners in favor of government programs and on the other side you have a candidate who is so narrow minded that he says that corporations are people in front of perspective voters. Both are not true – yes people did build their small businesses and many of these businesses are the product of hard work and determination that were not helped, but hindered by government on their way to success. Corporations are not people, although they may be treated like people in court and are of course comprised of a variety of people.

On the other hand, the widespread use of these phrases to demonize each candidate is one of the results of a shallow-minded media both liberal and conservative – a serious campaign should forget about focusing on a few words spoken by the other candidate sometimes out of context and instead focus on what their candidates plan is for restoring our economy and reducing the federal deficit. Unfortunately neither candidate can commit to a solid plan that would do just that, the only candidate that for candidacy with a plan to reduce the deficit was Ron Paul through elimination of foreign government aid and reduction of large portions of national spending. Obama is planning on letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those making more than $250,000 per year, and Romney is planning on reducing taxes further on higher tax bracket Americans. Romney has not committed to reducing the size of government but has vowed to increase defense spending. From my estimation under a Romney presidency we will see further involvement in the Middle East which will also increase federal debt.

I support neither candidate for President, and yes I built this article.