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The establishment Republicans are at it again. This time they’ve crafted a House bill which pretends to safeguard against an international body taking over control of internet naming, and hence the internet itself, but which – after a technicality is met – gives our current administration full authority to simply give over control. The administration has indicated it wants to do so.

So establishment Republicans (self-called moderates, but in practice always progressive) can pretend to vote against handing over the internet, all the while actually handing it over.

This is the same thing they did with funding Obamacare in October of last year, in collusion with Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other progressive-voting Republican Senators.

Have you personally lost good health care and now been forced to purchase a much more expensive plan? Have you qualified for free health care but lost access to needed doctors and hospitals? You can thank this gang for going along with the President on the ACA, all the while pretending to vote against it.

This group always says, “We have to be moderate (i.e., progressive) to get the independent voters.” Every last one of them talks about being a conservative, but even their conservatism is progressive because they legislate against people having personal liberty; they want to force behaviors on people without safeguards for life, liberty or property.

The bill which would give over control of the internet is HR 4342, the DOTCOM Act of 2014. Full text is at: http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/4342/text

It starts, “To prohibit the National Telecommunications and Information Administration from relinquishing responsibility over the Internet domain name system…” That sounds pretty good. Then it continues, “…until the Comptroller General of the United States submits to Congress a report on the role of the NTIA with respect to such system.”

Uh oh. Did you catch that? It’s language will allow every establishment Republican to say, “I voted to prohibit the NTIA from giving up the Internet domain system!” The bill however is a complete authorization for the NTIA to give up the internet. It’s like saying a kid is prohibited from stealing a twinkie (until they open the kitchen cabinet). And then saying, “Honey, I did prohibit little Johnny from having a twinkie!”

If you care, please contact your federal Congress-person and Senators and tell them you are strongly against HR4342 and against giving any foreign body control over the internet in the United States.

If you don’t know your legislator’s names, simply call the Capital at 202-224-3121. Give them your zip code (you may also need the 4 digit zip extension) and ask them for your Congress-person and Senators.

I wish the establishment Republicans in the legislature weren’t the same group who radically increased government spending and took away citizen rights through the Patriot Act during the Bush years between 2004 to 2006, when we had a Republican President and Republican majorities in the House and Senate. During those years the Republican leadership acted more progressive than even President Lyndon Baines Johnson would have dreamed of being. Their actions is what led directly to the Tea Party surge in 2010, and is leading to another one in 2014. It’s also what has turned off independents to the Republican party. I wish I could say I’m surprised by their actions now, with so much on the line when the administration is trying to fundamentally change the nation. But I am not surprised that establishment Republicans are trying to give away control over the internet while pretending not to.

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I recently posted on Facebook about an article explaining how the current Welfare system actually keeps people in poverty.

The article is at:
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/sorry-cnn-and-david-wheeler-but-a-basic-income-wouldnt-end-poverty/

I asked friends to take a moment to read this and explained that if they would digest and understand this, they might never vote for a welfare advocating candidate again. In fact, if they realize that the one Trillion dollars we borrow every year to perpetuate the welfare state is also a direct tax on the poor – because the poor have to pay more for goods and services in the form of inflation due to artificial increase in the money supply – they’d realize that our current policy as a nation right now is literally insanity.

A friend wrote back saying he thought I was blaming poverty on the poor. He explained that he’s been able to lift his own family out of poverty through hard work.

I wrote him the following:

I’ve done the same thing in my life, although I didn’t have a family early and I relied on my parents instead of the government during the early years. The fact is that using government as a charity doesn’t make sense because government is just about the most inefficient charity on the planet. Much of the money goes towards overpaid bureaucrats and a lot of it also gets funneled back into progressive PACs and lobbying to sustain the current system of borrowing a Trillion dollars a year. The debt from doing this for just the past five years is going to hamper attempts at future prosperity for all Americans for decades, regardless of their income tier.

Seven of the richest 10 counties in the U.S. surround Washington D.C., and it’s directly related to federal bureaucratic positions:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/seven-of-nations-10-most-affluent-counties-are-in-washington-region/2012/09/19/f580bf30-028b-11e2-8102-ebee9c66e190_story.html

The top political donors of the past 25 years have been almost entirely Democrat instead of Republican, and much of the money has been recycled government money being channeled to progressive groups who make a living off of some of the money and funnel the rest back into PACS and lobbying. Note that the Koch brothers are number 59 on the list, despite the current Democrat talking points trying to blame all conservative voices on them. Note also that none of the top 16 donors of the past 25 years have been Republican:
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php

The problem has gotten so bad that we now have a situation where only 86 million full time private workers are supporting 148 million benefits receivers in our nation. That’s a ration of 1:1.7, each worker supporting almost two benefits receivers:
http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/86m-full-time-private-sector-workers-sustain-148m-benefit-takers

In fact, the U.S. spends/borrows enough each year to outright eliminate poverty, but because of government inefficiency and because of the way poverty is measured, no one is ever removed from the roles of poverty despite this spending. We’re not even making a dent in people’s lifestyles.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/09/13/if-the-us-spends-550-billion-on-poverty-how-can-there-still-be-poverty-in-the-us/

….People are not lifted out of poverty by money in society, but by goods and services. People benefitting from government welfare are not producing goods and services. And people in the government running the welfare apparatus are providing very little goods and services for society in terms of helping the truly needy. Most of their efforts simply consume the fruits of people who are working in the private sector and go towards perpetuating the system. It would be much more efficient and cost effective to return these bureaucrats to the private sector where they could produce real goods and services and to simply have something like a computer route government aid to the truly needy that qualify for a safety net. This would benefit everyone.

Neither the people on the roles of welfare nor almost all of the welfare bureaucracy in Washington D.C. are contributing goods and services to society. That is a significant part of the equation of our current economic stagnation. A meaningful percentage of the population is only consuming.

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I was not surprised to find out today that the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, prominently features Soviet propaganda posters in his own home.  He and his wife met in Moscow when they were both working there, he for Time magazine and she for CNN, which are both far Left leaning media outlets.  The story about the posters is at:

http://www.businessinsider.com/soviet-propaganda-posters-jay-carney-2014-4

The news story where the photos were noticed with pictures inside of the Carney home is at:

http://www.washingtonian.com/mom/features/balancing-act/

Notice that the photo of the Carneys in front of a bookshelf has been heavily photoshopped.  The pattern of books repeats in the two side bookshelves, and in the side bookshelf on the right you can actually see a kid’s finger that was transferred from being in front of the left bookshelf and the photoshopper missed it (Right hand book shelf, second row, two-thirds of the way over, a kid’s finger suspended in air.)

The President has surrounded himself with people who openly sympathize with Marxism and the mission of the former Soviet Union.  President Obama’s only private sector job was as a Saul Alinsky network community organizer.  And Alinsky was a staunch Marxist and supporter of Communist revolutions. 

Another big fan of Saul Alinsky is Hillary Clinton, who spent her senior year in college writing a thesis about Alinsky’s tactics.  He even personally offered her a job at that time.

If you’ve never read any of Alinsky’s writings, and you don’t understand why the President seems so inept on things like rolling out health care and dealing with oil spills, the short answer is that the President is not inept at all.  He’s simply following Alinksy’s game plan for change.  Please take a moment to read through Alinsky’s own words, along with a little of my explanatory comments, at:

http://theospeak1.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/marxism-the-heart-of-community-organization-saul-alinskys-rules-for-radicals-part-1/

I wish every one in our nation could read every word of the Alinsky excepts along with the commentary.  They help the President’s actions make perfect sense and you will never look at politics the same again.  Please do it right now.  Take the time.  Read every word.  The time will go by anyway, and you need to know the truth about how the far Left thinks and operates.

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