The Obama Legacy – the Audacity of Dope

The real Obama legacy is nothing but broken promises, war crimes, illegally spying on citizens, assasinations of US citizens, the word’s most expensive “free healthcare” that stuck the bill to working class people in increased taxes, the world’s greatest ever deficit ($19 trillion?!@#&*!) looting the most productive members of society to pay for politicians to get rich including Obama. If you seek enlightenment, research what his net work was before he became president, and then what it is now.

By the way, MOST of the following articles below are commentaries by LEFT-wing, progressives. I guess there are a few principled left-wingers in the country who hold a Democrat President to the same moral standards that they hold a Republican President to.

http://www.nytimes.com/…/questions-on-drones-unanswered-sti…

“The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in Britain has estimated that, in the first three years after President Obama took office, between 282 and 535 civilians were credibly reported killed by drone strikes — including more than 60 children.”

http://www.democracynow.org/…/dirty_wars_jeremy_scahill_and…

“We’re looking right now at a reality that President Obama has essentially extended the very [drone war] policies that many of his supporters once opposed under President Bush,” says Scahill.”

Obama to boost US military in Iraq
http://www.stripes.com/…/in-reversal-obama-says-he-will-boo…

Obama Has Bombed Twice as Many Countries as Bush
http://alibertarianfuture.com/…/obama-bombed-twice-many-c…/…

To Defend Iran Deal, Obama Boasts that He’s Bombed Seven Countries
https://firstlook.org/theinterce…/…/obama-summarizes-record/

U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim-Majority Countries in 2015
http://www.alternet.org/…/us-dropped-23144-bombs-muslim-maj…

Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/civilian-deaths-drone-strik…

Are Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Fueling Unrest in Middle East?
http://www.democracynow.org/…/are_obamas_record_arms_sales_…

“We are joined by William Hartung, who says that even after adjusting for inflation, “the volume of major deals concluded by the Obama administration in its first five years exceeds the amount approved by the Bush administration in its full eight years in office by nearly $30 billion. That also means that the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II.”

Former Drone Operators Say They Were “Horrified” By Cruelty of Assassination Program
https://theintercept.com/…/former-drone-operators-say-they…/

Obama Backs Biggest Nuclear Arms Buildup Since Cold War
http://www.forbes.com/…/obama-backs-biggest-nuclear-arms-…/…

Donald Trump and other conservatives’ deportation fantasies are awful. President Obama’s actual record is even worse.
http://reason.com/…/always-worse-than-trump-on-immigration-o

“Obama’s government has deported more than 2.5 million people—up 23% from the George W. Bush years. More shockingly, Obama is now on pace to deport more people than the sum of all 19 presidents who governed the United States from 1892-2000, according to government data.”

Obama’s War on medical marijuana
http://www.rollingstone.com/…/ne…/obamas-war-on-pot-20120216

“But over the past year, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a multi-agency crackdown on medical cannabis that goes far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush.”

New Report Finds Obama Spends $180K Per Day Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/obama-medical-marijuana-cos…

“”What’s the Cost?” confirms how much the U.S. Justice Department has spent over three presidential administrations to investigate, raid, arrest, prosecute, and imprison hundreds of medical cannabis patients and their providers — nearly half a billion dollars. Far outspending all of his predecessors, the report reveals that President Obama has dedicated nearly $300 million to such enforcement efforts, despite his repeated pledges to not use Justice Department funds in this way.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/bill-clinton-marijuana_n_43…
“Clinton’s successor, President Barack Obama, has spent more taxpayer money fighting medical marijuana than former President George W. Bush did during his two terms, according to a June 2013 report released by the pro-medical marijuana group Americans For Safe Access. In August, the White House announced Obama does not support changes to the legal classification of marijuana, despite growing evidence of its medical benefits.”

Obama Administration suing to keep Black people in prison
http://www.guardian.co.uk/…/us-v-blewett-obama-justice-depa…

“Last month, President Obama quietly did something that should shake every American to the core. Seeking to enforce federal crack cocaine laws that have since been repealed, the Obama administration asked a federal appeals court to ensure that thousands of human beings, mostly poor and mostly black, remain locked in prison — even though everyone agrees that there is no justification for them to be there.”

Obama’s War on whistleblowers
http://www.motherjones.com/…/obamas-whistleblowers-stuxnet-…

Obama Administration Fights To Withhold Over 2,000 Photos Of Alleged U.S. Torture and Abuse
http://jonathanturley.org/…/obama-administration-fights-to…/

Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/on-the-a-bombs-70th-anniv_b…

The White House Has Been Covering Up the Presidency’s Role in Torture for Years
https://firstlook.org/…/president-obama-covering-presidenc…/

Obama’s War on civil liberties
http://m.guardian.co.uk/…/26/drones-yemen-fbi-occupy-terror…

http://www.salon.com/2010/05/13/citizens_2/

Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination
http://www.alternet.org/…/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-…

Obama is Bad on Civil Liberties, But That Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone
http://www.motherjones.com/…/obama-bad-civil-liberties-shou…

“Obama voted for the 2008 FISA amendments, a position that outraged liberals at the time. He continued the Bush-era surveillance of communications networks. He ramped up the war in Afghanistan. He vastly increased drone use overseas. He’s declared a war on leakers. He participated in the assault on Libya. He’s approved the assassination of American citizens abroad. His DOJ has aggressively made use of the state secrets privilege. He’s fought relentlessly to block lawsuits challenging privacy violations and presidential abuses.”

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches
http://www.washingtonpost.com/…/obama-administration-asks-…/

Obama Has Already Broken His Pledge on Surveillance Reform
http://www.theatlantic.com/…/obama-has-already-brok…/278613/

Obama protects Wall Street bankers from going to jail
http://www.guardian.co.uk/…/untouchables-wall-street-prosec…

Obama still hasn’t closed Gitmo
http://www.washingtonpost.com/…/…/05/21/AR2009052104045.html

Obama promised to close Guantánamo. Instead, he’s made it worse
http://www.guardian.co.uk/…/obama-promise-close-guantanamo-…

(Thanks to David Kramer for compiling these).

50 Statistics About the U.S. Economy

This is what government does to an economy. The US government has spent trillions of dollars (which it does not have – but will get by taxing the most hard working and productive workers in society or by borrowing from China, Japan, India, etc) to bail out Maserati driving bankers, wage war against countries that pose no threat to us (this is what breeds hatred against the US and creates terrorism), funding Israel’s ethnic cleansing. Until government stops meddling – there will be no free market nor an end to the recession – only bubbles.

50 Statistics About the U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy to Believe

Excerpt:

#15) 39.68 million Americans are now on food stamps, which represents a new all-time record. But things look like they are going to get even worse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011.

#14) Phoenix, Arizona features an astounding annual car theft rate of 57,000 vehicles and has become the new “Car Theft Capital of the World”.

#13) U.S. law enforcement authorities claim that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs inside the country. These 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the crimes committed in the United States each year.

#12) The U.S. health care system was already facing a shortage of approximately 150,000 doctors in the next decade or so, but thanks to the health care “reform” bill passed by Congress, that number could swell by several hundred thousand more.

#11) According to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation the health care “reform” bill will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes on the American people by 2019.

#10) The Dow Jones Industrial Average just experienced the worst May it has seen since 1940.

#9) In 1950, the ratio of the average executive’s paycheck to the average worker’s paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.

#8) Approximately 40% of all retail spending currently comes from the 20% of American households that have the highest incomes.

#7) According to economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, two-thirds of income increases in the U.S. between 2002 and 2007 went to the wealthiest 1% of all Americans.

#6) The bottom 40 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.

#5) If you only make the minimum payment each and every time, a $6,000 credit card bill can end up costing you over $30,000 (depending on the interest rate).

#4) According to a new report based on U.S. Census Bureau data, only 26 percent of American teens between the ages of 16 and 19 had jobs in late 2009 which represents a record low since statistics began to be kept back in 1948.

#3) According to a National Foundation for Credit Counseling survey, only 58% of those in “Generation Y” pay their monthly bills on time.

#2) During the first quarter of 2010, the total number of loans that are at least three months past due in the United States increased for the 16th consecutive quarter.

#1) According to the Tax Foundation’s Microsimulation Model, to erase the 2010 U.S. budget deficit, the U.S. Congress would have to multiply each tax rate by 2.4. Thus, the 10 percent rate would be 24 percent, the 15 percent rate would be 36 percent, and the 35 percent rate would have to be 85 percent.

Read the rest at:

50 Statistics About the U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy to Believe

Here’s Proof: Keynesian Economics Fail Miserably

Here you have the proof – The U.K. has been following the Keynesian economic prescription to the fullest; it cut interest rates, greatly drove up government spending (what our government calls “stimulus” – I call it a waste of taxpayers’ money), printed money like crazy, and nationalized half of the banking industry – Now you have the results: A stagnant economy, crippling budget deficit, rising prices, rising unemployment. As I said before – you cannot put out a fire by spraying it with gasoline.

This is pretty much what is going to happen in the US as well – until we allow the banks to fail and go bankrupt instead of bailing them out for their incompetence, stop spending trillions on foreign wars against nations that pose no threat to us, stop bailing out GM, etc – there is not going to be a recovery. It’s the nature of the beast (business cycle).

Read the article here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a5t.xQdllnbo

Obama Vows Sanctions against Iran

Our Nobel “Peace” Prize Winner is threatening Iran (Obamaspeak Translated by a friend of mine):

“Because you didn’t do as we commanded, I vow significant sanctions against you, which will starve your children and elderly people, deny them necessary medicines, and generally make life a living hell for your country. After all, the USA can have nuclear weapons even though it HAS used them. Israel can have nuclear weapons and demonstrate outrage at even being ASKED to undergo inspections. MANY other countries are permitted by us – the arbiters of behavior for the entire world – to have nuclear weapons. But not you.

In fact, you cannot even enrich to 20%, although 90% is required for nuclear weapons. Why? Because the USA does not like to be disobeyed and tends to react harshly to that IF the offender does not have nuclear weapons! Which is probably one of the reasons why you might be trying to develop them in the first place, eh?

Well, nothing doing. You play ball with the west, on the terms delineated BY the west, or we will destroy you. And we won’t face much in the way of public pressure over here either: we got that covered with the slickest promo package you can imagine, 24/7 in all media. Peace out.”

Here’s the link to the article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8507168.stm

Choosing a Gravestone at the “Graveyard of Empires”

“The people of Afghanistan don’t want to be saved by us, they want to be saved from us.”
– US Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH).

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The cliché begs repeating because history has shown that no one has ever won in Afghanistan.

Almost everyone knows that the USSR was defeated there, resulting in the bankruptcy and collapse of the Soviet Union. We saw their troops leaving on the news in 1989. No, sorry – they didn’t leave because we sent John Rambo.

The British also failed to conquer Afghanistan – THREE separate times. The bloodiest massacre of British troops occured in Afghanistan. Other empires who tried include Alexander the Great, Mahmud of Ghazni, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, the Seljuks, the Hotaki Dynasty, the Moghul Empire, and the Ilkhanate; all fell to the proud and unconquerable people of Afghanistan. That’s why it’s called “The Graveyard of Empires”. Seems yet another empire is picking out its gravestone there now.

“War is Peace” – the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive wars, occupation and bombing of nations that pose no threat to us continues.

Please watch this short video and if you think this war is wrong – call and write to your Congressperson and tell him or her to vote NO on any spending bill that would send more troops to Afghanistan. They have the power to stop this escalation.

The Nobel “Peace” Prize winner wants to use your taxes to bomb Afghanistan further to peace…or rather to pieces. Our country will not become safe if we bomb Afghanistan, or send more drones into Pakistan to kill people in mud huts with our $2 million dollar missiles. They will only create more suicide bombers, terrorists and resistance will esalate putting our troops at risk. Not to mention bankrupt our nation, the great empires of the past collapsed because they couldn’t pay for their wars and occupations. We can use that money to re-invest in our country wisely.

Think about it – would you want your country occupied and bombed by foreign troops? Afghans are a very proud people, why would they? We spend more money on “defense” and “peace” wars than the rest of the world combined. One has to be crazy to think that USA – the “world’s only superpower” surrounded by oceans on its East and West, and puppet states on the North and South needs a military budget that huge to defend the nation against people living in mud huts half way the world across.


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Michael Moore on ObamaCare

When Michael Moore is blasting ObamaCare – you know ObamaCare is in trouble. Moore first wrote to Obama to earn the prize by ending the wars then changed his mind.

Michael Moore probably needs ObamaCare more than anyone else as his weight and stress levels are not healthy. If he doesn’t do something about his weight — he’ll have a heart attack one of these days.

But bash him all we want – he’s right on this issue on how these corporations are raising insurance prices and medicine prices in anticipation of this bill….



“The health insurance companies are going to make an extra 70 billion dollars as a result of Americans being forced to buy their health insurance. What company wouldn’t love this bill?”
— Michael Moore in Toronto Tuesday, November 17th, 2009