Real unemployment rate, Obama lies exposed, Labor force decline, 24 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, 5 million Americans fled workforce

Real unemployment rate, Obama lies exposed, Labor force decline, 24 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, 5 million Americans fled workforce

“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

We have been warning of the Orwellian attempts by the Obama regime to paint a rosier picture of employment in this country for months.

From Citizen Wells December 3, 2011.

“The unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, was forecast to hold at 9 percent. The decrease in the jobless rate reflected a 278,000 gain in employment at the same time 315,000 Americans left the labor force.

“While the rate is certainly a very favorable rate, I would highlight that a lot of it is because people pulled out of the workforce,” Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said in a speech yesterday.”

“RUSH: I don’t want to be an I told you so, but I told you so, and I told you so five weeks ago.  Gallup, every week, puts out their own unemployment numbers and Gallup has been signaling that this day unemployment below 9% was coming.  They’ve been blatantly saying so, based on their own unemployment data, which is not related to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.  It’s their own surveys; and in the last five weeks, occasionally they will say that their numbers that they come out with on a Wednesday or Thursday indicate that we’re getting very close to a Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment number of under 9%.  I said, “The regime needs this, and when we finally get to under 9%, it will be eight-point-something, but the point-what won’t matter.  The only number that’s going to matter is the eight.”

“Well, Happy Holidays. They don’t do Merry Christmas in the media.  But we’re back, it’s done, they got the headline: “Unemployment, 8.6%!” Now, the truth of the matter is — and Bloomberg News even points out that the only way — it’s a corrupt number.  It is a corrupt number. Folks, the number of people who have quit looking for work in the last few weeks is 315,000.  Those are the people have thrown up their hands after 99 weeks or more of being unemployed; and they’ve said, “I’m quitting.  I’m not looking.”  So they’re not counted.  Therefore, the universe of jobs available in the country is down by 315,000.  That is the labor force participation rate.  The labor force participation rate is a meager 64%.  It fell to 64% from 64.2%.  So the 0.2% drop equals 315,000 people leaving the workforce.

That means there are 315,000 fewer jobs to have, so the universe of jobs has been steadily shrinking.  What was the number of jobs created?  It’s 120,000 jobs.  It’s 120, 126,000, whatever. That’s in the ballpark.  That number of jobs created can lower unemployment rate 0.4%, almost one half of a percent? Creating 120,000 new jobs can do that?  That alone tells us how small the labor force participation rate is.”

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/unemployment-rate-lies-exagerations-obama-lies-315000-americans-left-the-labor-force-worst-jobless-figures-since-great-depression-in-nc/

From Forbes February 9, 2012.

“Don’t Be Fooled, The Obama Unemployment Rate Is 11%”

“When Barack Obama entered office in January, 2009, the labor force participation rate was 65.7%, meaning nearly two-thirds of working age Americans were working or looking for work.

When the recession supposedly officially ended in June, 2009, the labor force participation rate was still 65.7%.

In the latest, much celebrated, unemployment report, the labor force participation rate had plummeted to 63.7%, the most rapid decline in U.S. history. That means that under President Obama nearly 5 million Americans have fled the workforce in hopeless despair.

The trick is that when those 5 million are not counted as in the work force, they are not counted as unemployed either. They may desperately need and want jobs. They may be in poverty, as many undoubtedly are, with America suffering today more people in poverty than in the entire half century the Census Bureau has been counting poverty. But they are not even counted in that 8.3% unemployment rate that Obama and his media cheerleaders were so tirelessly celebrating last week.

If they were counted, the unemployment rate today would be a far more realistic 11%, better reflecting the suffering in the real economy under Obamanomics.

Just last month, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported finding 243,000 new jobs, they also reported in the same release that an additional 1.2 million workers had dropped out of the work force altogether, giving up hope under Obama. If labor force participation had remained the same in January, 2012 just as it was the month before in December, 2011, the unemployment rate would have risen to 8.7% in January rather than supposedly declining to 8.3% as reported.”

“At the official end of the recession in June, 2009, America was 12.6 million jobs short of full employment. By January, 2012, we were 15.2 million jobs short, falling behind by another 244,000 in that month alone.

The time has come to begin to raise questions about the precipitous decline in the labor force assumed by BLS. Are the career bureaucrats there partial to President Obama, and favorable towards promoting his political chances for reelection? Or has the Obama Administration placed someone in a leadership slot over at the BLS or the unemployment statistics branch that is imposing this assumed sharp decline? Because of the oddness of this record setting decline, coinciding with President Obama’s ascension to office, these questions bear further investigation.”

“But even with the steep decline in labor force participation, the BLS report for January still shows some horrific numbers more than 4 years after the start of the recession. Besides the 12.8 million unemployed, another 8.2 million were “employed part time for economic reasons.” The BLS explains that “These individuals were working part-time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”

Another 2.8 million “wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months,” but “were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the four weeks preceding the survey.”

That makes nearly 24 million Americans unemployed or underemployed. The unemployment rate in January counting them is not 11%, but 15.1% as reported by the BLS, a depression era level of unemployment.

For blacks, the unemployment rate was still 13.6%, even assuming another 350,000 African Americans dropping out of the labor force in January alone. For Hispanics, 650,000 were assumed to drop out of the work force in January alone, but the Hispanic unemployment rate was still in double digits at 10.5%.

For teenagers, the unemployment rate was still 23.2%, even though an additional 400,000 were assumed to have dropped out of the work force in January alone. For black teenagers, the unemployment rate was still nearly 40%.

Media and political discussions of Obama’s economic record suffer from at least two fundamental fallacies. One is that Obama’s record is to be measured by the progress made since the trough of the recession. Since that trough was so bad, of course the period since the trough is going to show some marked improvement. More important is how does that improvement compare to the prior peak before the recession? Have we caught up yet, and then continued to grow beyond that prior peak?”

“When President Obama entered office in January, 2009, the recession was already in its 13th month.  His responsibility was to manage a timely, robust recovery to get America back on track again.  What he gave us instead, with his outdated, throwback, Keynesian economics, is the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.  A recovery now, way too little, way too late, cannot go back and change that record.  For that record of American suffering and despair, the voters will now hold Obama accountable.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/02/09/dont-be-fooled-the-obama-unemployment-rate-is-11/

Thanks to commenter Zach.

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31 responses to “Real unemployment rate, Obama lies exposed, Labor force decline, 24 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, 5 million Americans fled workforce

  1. Tsk tsk, CW,

    The unemployment rate is much lower than you and Rush say. You must be suffering from AGP. You need to be re-educated.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/study-distrust-of-government-a-mental-disorder/

  2. Reeducators.
    Come on down to NC & we will provide our own reeducation.
    Just like we did for the British.

  3. Brought over from previous thread.

    bob strauss | February 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm |

    jbjd | February 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    You are so wrong. You can blame Orly Taitz and butterdezillion for this law. They bury states with calls/letters/faxes/emails from people outside the country, trying to bully people into compliance.
    ************************************
    jbjd,
    Should bullying the Hawaii DOH into compliance be necessary?

    When Hawaii law says a FOIA request should be honored, and it isn’t, because Hawaii DOH refuses to release information to prove Obama is a fraud, are people just supposed to say, “oh well” , and move on?

    The Hawaii DOH is covering for Obama, and hiding his vital records. Obama has produced two forgeries, claiming them to be official documents, and Hawaii can only obfuscate the issue, and refuse to authenticate anything.

  4. Posted on the last thread.

    A Crazy Old Coot | February 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    I can read and Minor v. Happersett is still a valid decision and Mr. obama (or whatever his name really is) is NOT a NBC as required by the Constitution.
    ____________________________________________
    How can a court case based on the question of a woman who only wanted to know if she could vote determine a President’s citizenship?

    What does NBC of a President have to do with whether the woman gets to vote in MO?

    Could a state ballot access challenge directly on point to a state’s law which requires the candidate to be constitutional eligibility as sworn by a state or national political party member(s) based on the only thing in the public record which could be used is a computer image on a political advertisement to determine a candidate’s citizenship for President?

    What was the the basis of eligibility certification by the Party members?

    State ballot access challenge actors, state government officials, sworn state and/or national political party certification by a Party member(s) and state law challengers along with the proper state ballot access laws and of course, citizens of the state supporting the state ballot challenge for resolution = proper and professional state ballot access challenge.

    A political ad is a marketing tool for a candidate. Buy the product or not.

  5. bob strauss | February 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm |

    azgo | February 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    A political ad is a marketing tool for a candidate. Buy the product or not.
    *******************************
    I’m not buying it, it’s just BS.

  6. The Obama Defense Team has Finally Met Its Match
    Sam Sewell is the Obama Ballot Challenge Project Manager for Florida. Most of you know that Sam has been working to expose AKA Obama since before the 2008 election. Sam is elated that Mr. Klayman has become a member of the team! Florida already has $5,000 seed money toward our goal. Dig deep folks!

    Exclusive: The Obama Defense Team has Finally Met Its Match.
    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/

  7. This Hoax Affects Everyone

  8. MORE TRUTH COMING FOLKS…..arrests and disclosure imminent…..WAKE UP AMERICA….

    Sunday, February 12, 2012
    Maiden Lane LLC Faces Antitrust Charge

    by Tom Heneghan, International Intelligence Expert

    Sunday February 12, 2012
    http://regulatorycomplianceblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/securities_fraud_210.jpghttp://blog.foreclosure.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/govt-help1.jpg
    UNITED STATES of America – It can now be reported that U.S. Treasury agents have uncovered evidence linking derivative clearing house Maiden Lane LLC with massive derivative and accounting fraud in the valuation of assets aka derivatives that have been used as margin in the trading of numerous forex currency and financial markets.
    http://www.realtown.com/img/articles/_George_W_Bush.jpghttp://www.rense.com/1.imagesH/foreclosure_dess.jpg
    Note: The evidence was gained with the use of PROMIS software and dates back to the illegal hypothesization and securitization of mortgaged-backed securities instruments that were marketed to the American public during the BushFRAUD years of 2003 to 2007.

    We can now also divulge that the U.S. Treasury agents have discovered that the missing $3 BILLION in missing margin assets that were tied to the Barclays Bank-Lehman Brothers 2008 buyout, as well as the $1.8 BILLION of the MF Global insured customer segregated accounts, were laundered through the London LIFFE Exchange and then repackaged as bogus derivatives by none other than the Federal Reserve Bank of New York pimp, Maiden Lane LLC.

    Note: Barclays Bank’s current litigation in New York concerning the Lehman Brother’s 2008 buy out is nothing more than double-dipping and an attempt to re-compensate Maiden Lane LLC.
    http://www.moviecritic.com.au/images/american-bailout-of-wall-street-with-taxpayers-car.jpg
    P.S. Do not be fooled by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s settlement and fines that he negotiated with the crooked big banks that LOOTED the U.S. Treasury and the American People with their crooked mortgage-backed securities ponzi scheme that led to massive foreclosures across the United States and continues to this day.http://www.newsrealblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/taxpayer-bailout.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NUZ_fM-TQKQ/TGCsqGUbUCI/AAAAAAAARwc/qIUVpRrZgCw/s400/tarp-bailout.jpg Listen to this, folks. The crooked banks are actually paying off their fines with the use of TAARP bail out money aka U.S. Taxpayers’ money that the crooked banks have yet to pay back.

    How dare you, you conspiratorial tyrants and kings and notable queens.

    P.P.S. Any agreement by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the nation of Greece is nothing more than, at most, a 24-hour band aid.

    A ‘bail out’ of Greece will automatically increase the borrowing cost of Portugal, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

    Note: The recent S&P downgrade of Italian banks is nothing more than an accounting trick that temporarily manufactures a lower bond yield based on the credit rating downgrade.

    Question: I wonder which accounting service the European Central Bank (ECB) uses? The answer, of course, is the European division of Maiden Lane LLC.

    P.P.P.S. At this hour we can report that the recent Maine GOP caucus was stolen from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas by Bush-Clinton Crime Family Syndicate employee and bank dick, church of satanic latter day saints, Mitt Romney.

    Erroneous results were leaked to NBC General Electric in advance of the actual announcement of the tally.

    The chairman of the Republican party of Maine received an over $100,000 BRIBE from the Mormon Church to FLIP over 300 votes from Congressman Paul to Romney.

    Romney also used bribery and coercion to buy votes in the recent GOP Iowa Caucus as well as the recent Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) straw poll.

    It should be noted that Romney’s bag man and number one supporter is none other than former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush aka mafia don “daddy”.
    Stay tuned for future intelligence briefings, which will include an update on radiation still leaking from Japanese nuclear power plants and an update on FOX News-Gate and the arrest of eight (8) former FOX News corporation journalists on British soil.

    The scandal, which will include out and out espionage charges, is escalating to include evidence proving that FOX News owner Rupert Murdoch Greenberg directed phone tapping and direct espionage against former BBC journalist and major 9/11 and 2000 presidential election fraud investigator Greg Palast, who had uncovered evidence of a direct Israeli role in the 9/11 BLACK OPS attacks, including PRE-knowledge of the forthcoming attacks by the then BushFRAUD Administration (“the time is now the match is hot”).
    FBI and US Spy Agents Say Bush Spiked Bin Laden Probes Before 11 September
    http://www.gregpalast.com/fbi-and-us-spy-agents-say-bush-spiked-bin-laden-probes-before-11-september/
    Did Bush Turn a Blind eye to Terrorism? (BBC)
    http://www.gregpalast.com/did-bush-turn-a-blind-eye-to-terrorism-bbc/

    Palast had also uncovered ‘smoking gun’ evidence on the role of then Florida Governor, election stealer, wife cheater and narcotics trafficker Jeb Bush in keeping at least 100,000 African-Americans from voting in the year 2000 presidential election.

    Florida’s flawed “voter-cleansing” program -Salon.com’s politics story of the year
    http://www.gregpalast.com/floridas-flawed-voter-cleansing-program-saloncoms-politics-story-of-the-year/

    The little Nazi kraut Jeb Bush, along with his Old Testament whore, slut Katherine Harris aka Aunt Esther, actually set up road blocks across Florida preventing African-Americans from voting and, as we just previously mentioned, purged over 100,000 African-Americans from the Florida voter roles 30 days before the November 2000 presidential election erroneously classifying them as convicted felons, when all they had was unpaid parking tickets.

    In closing, Rupert Murdoch’s emergency trip to the United Kingdom this weekend was most likely linked to the fact that Murdoch and his son will soon be charged with conspiring with rogue Israeli Mossad to have former BBC journalist Greg Palast assassinated.

    http://www.myspace.com/tom_heneghan_intel/blog/545294120

  9. From CW’s lead-in:
    “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
    –if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
    history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
    Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
    controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

    We have been warning of the Orwellian attempts by the Obama regime to paint a rosier picture of employment in this country for months.
    ***************************************
    The trouble is that the LSM will repeat the lie over and over again. The voices of truth re. the real job situation will be smothered from now until election. It is up to us to try to get the message out to our own circle of acquaintances as to what the truth facts are. Obama and minions will see to it that each month gets “better” to attempt to take the wind out of the sails of the opposition. Deplorable and absolutely disgusting!

  10. bob strauss, | February 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    I’m not buying it, it’s just BS.
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Do you understand that the computer image is ad copy information as a product of constitutionally protected political speech and federal regulation of this type of political advertisement is a communication which contains the proper disclosure? Federal law does not regulate the content of a candidate’s message of a political ad because of the First Amendment right of constitutionally protected political speech as the law regulates the disclosure requirements so the audience can determine the advertisement is “public political advertising expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate”, who paid for it and who authorized the ad. This determines for the audience whether to buy the content information or not.
    http://jbjd.org/?s=flake

    An [political ad campaign] image or even photograph images on the web or elsewhere as evidence for proof cannot determine citizenship in a court, a proper ballot challenge, obtaining a passport, or even joining a soccer team etc. but for political ads, the ad content can be a candidate’s message as a political point of view whether the information is true, false and/or misleading. Buyer beware!

    A state with the proper state election law(s) and the proper state ballot access challenge can be as simple as finding the facts and showing the truth in such a way that the burden of proof is placed on the one who claims a candidate is ballot eligible.

  11. Santorum Conservative? Not !

    Why are Fox News and Sarah Palin pushing career Washington Liberal Politicians for President ?
    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/326563.php

  12. http://www.jillstanek.com/2012/02/the-prayer-breakfast-speech-that-came-before-the-presidents/

    The prayer breakfast speech that came before the President’s

    UPDATE, 6:50p: The C-SPAN video is down. I don’t know if it was removed on purpose or if there’s a technical problem. But you can hear the audio here.

    5:05p: It’s Friday afternoon. You don’t want to work any more. Do yourself a favor. End your week by watching this speech. It’s a soaring inspiration to pro-lifers, with the bonus that President Obama was forced to hear it.

    Backdrop, from National Review (These are just excerpts. Read the entire piece before viewing the speech.):

    If the organizers of the national prayer breakfast ever want a sitting president to attend their event again, they need to expect that any leader in his right mind is going to ask – no, demand – that he be allowed to see a copy of the keynote address that is traditionally given immediately before the president’s.

    That’s how devastating was the speech given by a little known historical biographer named Eric Metaxas, whose clever wit and punchy humor barely disguised a series of heat-seeking missiles that were sent, intentionally or not, in the commander-in-chief’s direction….

    But Metaxas’s most blistering attack, albeit sheathed carefully in good humor and rapier wit, was still to come, for next on his agenda was his careful but dogged determination to link previous attitudes among churchgoers toward slavery and Nazism with those of some present day churchgoers toward abortion. Surrounded by three of the most powerful supporters of the right to choose, Obama, Vice President Biden, and former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – two Catholics and a Protestant – Metaxas said:

    “Wilberforce suddenly took the Bible seriously that all of us are created in the image of God, to care for the least of these.”

    After carefully describing the inhumane treatment of both Jews and Africans by those claiming to be Christians, he asked then answered a question:

    “You think you’re better than the Germans of that era? You’re not,” adding: “Whom do we say is not fully human today?”

    Metaxas’ remarks begin at 35:35. Note you can enlarge to full screen on the lower right:

  13. bob strauss | February 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm |

    The Obama Defense Team has Finally Met Its Match
    Sam Sewell is the Obama Ballot Challenge Project Manager for Florida. Most of you know that Sam has been working to expose AKA Obama since before the 2008 election. Sam is elated that Mr. Klayman has become a member of the team! Florida already has $5,000 seed money toward our goal. Dig deep folks!

    Exclusive: The Obama Defense Team has Finally Met Its Match.
    thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/
    ***************************************************************************
    RIPOFF. This is a scam; there is no candidate ballot eligibility law in FL. (bob strauss, since when did you become the cheerleader for fraudulent causes?)

  14. @ observer | February 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    That was well worth watching. Metaxa nailed it. Obama embarrassed hisself with the follow up. Let’s all pray for the petty politician Obama, he knows not what he is doing. It’ obvious he has not found Jesus.

  15. coldwarvet | February 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm |


    I’m certain that jbjd is not as thin skinned as you might think and certainly not above graciously accepting of any apology. Does have claws though…..chuckle
    ********************************************************************************
    You made me laugh out loud. (I am painting the ‘claws’ bright orange, as we speak.)

  16. Good Morning CW et. al.

  17. Good morning Zach, et al.

  18. jbjd: bob strauss, since when did you become the cheerleader for fraudulent causes?)

    ================================
    Now we know that previously you lectured that the various approaches within “the cause” were wrong headed…..but now the “cause” itself is fraudulent? That outlook is certainly in error and prejudices one into a corner and that corner’s limitations. It’s a bit of the role of the devil’s advocate….perhaps unknowingly. The “cause” is one with a great desire for real “transparency” and its accompanying revelations of true factual documentation of historical fact. One doesn’t have to be stopped by the force of the wall of our current climate of lies and hypocrisy and intentional bureaucratic manipulation of the law…..even when each attempt looks foolish to those who permit the lies and who wait until the climate is perfect before hammering away at the wall. Finally, it won’t be a mere man who breaks through but perhaps like the Berlin wall it will come unexpectedly through the grace award given by a loving God/Truth Who will reward those “foolish” efforts that on their own were not enough outside of their basic desire and righteousness of trial and error.

  19. azgo | February 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm |

    bob strauss, | February 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    I’m not buying it, it’s just BS.
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Do you understand that the computer image is ad copy information as a
    product of constitutionally protected political speech and federal regulation of this type of political advertisement is a communication which contains the proper disclosure?
    ********************************
    azgo, Yes I read all of this, and your comments, on jbjd’s site, when it was first written. My complaint is that Obama uses that image to defraud the Citizens into believing he is eligible to be president.

  20. Good morning Patriots!

    WE HAVE TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!

    On November 6, 2012, the United States faces a turning point. Will we restore our constitutional republic or will we continue to slide into European style collectivist statism?

    Almost three years ago, on February 27, 2009, average American citizens who stand for individual liberty started the Tea Party movement. Our goal has always been to return our country to the three core values of constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility.

    The election battle of 2012 will be fought from precinct to precinct in every corner of the country. The Left will use every financial, media, and paid staff resource at their disposal to win. If they prevail, the United States as we know it will no longer exist.

    The hour for patriots to rise to the challenge and save the republic is upon us.
    Join with us now as tea party groups and constitutional conservatives around the country focus like a laser beam on getting out the vote on November 6, 2012.

    Watch the video and then click on EVENTS to find a Tea Party near you.

    Welcome to Election Day Tea Party 2012
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  21. Merkel taking Europe in wrong direction: Soros

    What is obviously wrong here in Soros’ attempt to manipulate the wrong approach to be taken is that Obama has already done such dirty work and it has made matters worse, delayed any true recovery, (as did Roosevelt) and created more angst among our own as they fear the future. Just what both these guys want….chaos arising our of fear. And this is proven by those companies who did well without taking the hand out that would have placed them in even more dependency upon the “dear leaders” of our time. Also…he, Soros, NEVER acknowledges that passing out billions into the hands of fallen human nature, esp. those in power, makes the giveaway completely without future accountability and thus waste….as we’ve all seen here. These guys are simply full of hate and lust for power….one smarter than the other obviously and the other a puppet of the discreditable “ideas” of the grander world manipulator.

    American billionaire George Soros slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview published on Sunday, warning that her policies could lead to a repeat of the Great Depression.
    “I admire Chancellor Merkel for her leadership. But unfortunately she is taking Europe in the wrong direction,” the financier and philanthropist told the weekly Der Spiegel.

    Soros warned against addressing the crisis with spending cuts, urging the injection of funds instead.

    “Otherwise we will repeat the mistakes that plunged America into the Great Depression in 1929. That’s what Angela Merkel doesn’t understand,” he said.

    US President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the crisis in 1933 with his New Deal, inspired by British economist John Keynes, which combined a reform of the banking system with major infrastructure projects.

  22. Obama Ballot Challenge Filed in Missouri

    BY FORMER U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE AND COMBAT VETERAN

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2012/02/13/obama-ballot-challenge-filed-in-missouri/

  23. RIPOFF. This is a scam; there is no candidate ballot eligibility law in FL. (bob strauss, since when did you become the cheerleader for fraudulent causes?)
    *********************************
    I read a comment, I think by “mick”, about office holders, living up to their oath of office, and protecting, and defending, the Constitution, as part of their ministerial duty.

    Sometimes it takes a lawsuit to wake up the troops, as to illegal activity.

    I am a cheerleader against fraudulent presidents.

  24. The only acceptable bigotry of our time:

    http://www.breitbart.tv/cbs-grammys-mock-catholic-church/

    Sick and diabolical:

    CBS, Grammys Mock Catholic Church
    February 13, 2012 at 7:28 am – CBS
    Dateline: Hollywood
    Detroit Free Press: Nicki Minaj didn’t win any awards at Sunday’s Grammy awards, but her odd performance is sure to garner some second-day analysis today, especially among Catholics. Minaj, who was nominated for Best New Artist, came to the red carpet with a man dressed as a pope. She later performed her song ‘Roman Holiday,” with heavy references to the Catholic Church throughout it.

  25. All snark aside, here is the direct link to the Metaxa speech.

    Thanks again observer.

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/304149-1

  26. Finally….a little spine showing:

    Catholic politicians who attack Church should remember God’s judgment

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-politicians-who-attack-church-should-remember-gods-judgment

    Feb 11, 2012 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Politicians who consider themselves Catholic but collaborate in “the assault against their faith” should remember they will one day have to give account for their acts before God, Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois said Feb 10.

    “There is a last judgment. There is a particular judgment. May they change their minds and may God have mercy on them,” he told CNA during his visit to Rome.

    When asked specifically about recent actions of Democratic Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius Kathleen Sebelius and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Bishop Jenky replied “I am utterly scandalized.”

    “The Lord once said ‘if you deny me at the end, I will deny you,’ this from our most merciful, good Savior. And so if it is a choice between Jesus Christ and political power or getting favorable editorials in leftist papers, well, that’s simply not a choice.”

    Both Sebelius and Rep. Pelosi have been at the forefront of attempts to force Catholic institutions to cover contraception, sterilizations and abortifacients as part of their staff’s health insurance plans.

    Bishop Jenky said there are too many Catholic politicians in the U.S. who “like to wear green sweaters on St. Patrick’s Day and march” or “have their pictures taken with the hierarchy” or “have conspicuous crosses on their forehead with ashes” but who then “not only do not live their faith they collaborate in the assault against their faith.”

    snip…… “Determined secularists see the Catholic Church as the largest institutional block to a completely secularized society and not for the first, and probably not for the last time, we’re under assault,” he said drawing parallels with the anti-Catholic “Kulturkampf” in late 19th century Germany or the anti-clerical laws in France in the early 20th century.

    “I am a Holy Cross religious and my own community had six colleges in France and they turned our mother house chapel into a stable,” he said. As for the United States in 2012, “it is always difficult to predict the future but the intensity of hatred against Catholic Christianity in elements of our culture is just astounding.”

    He believes the present White House administration is also motivated by a “determined secularism,” while Communist dictator Joseph Stalin would “admire the uniformity of the American press, with some exceptions.”

  27. Bob,

    You are correct about ministerial duties and oath of office. I don’t disagree there.

    However, there is nothing in the law that declares any SoS must follow such oath of office if they chose not too. And that is the problem in part. As far as I know, discretion is not prosecutable.

  28. observer | February 13, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    Obama Ballot Challenge Filed in Missouri
    BY FORMER U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE AND COMBAT VETERAN
    http://www.thepostemail.com/2012/02/13/obama-ballot-challenge-filed-in-missouri/
    =========================

    We had some contentious discussion about Mr.Maldonao here at CW when he ran for Missouri Senate back in 2010. I finally had the honor to meet him at the St. Louis Tea Party in December. He said he was considering something and I thought he was thinking of running for office again. Told him he had my support. I am thrilled that he has stepped up to the plate on this issue. GO, Hector!

  29. I saw the beginning of the Minaj act but I changed channels because it was so offensive. Most of the Grammy’s show was good with quite a few of the older groups like Springstein, Beach Boys, McCartney and Glenn Campbell.
    As a Catholic I am very pleased that the Church is now standing up for our principles but we have a long way to go. One of our visiting priests thanked the parish for calling and writing our representatives, saying prayer works. He did not address the fact that it is still an issue and still violates the Constitution.
    On a third topic, the Missouri challenge seems hopeful since precedent for documentation has been established.
    PRAY!

  30. whoever said the Florida ballot challenge is a scam is just plain wrong. One challenge has already been filed and the biggie will be Thursday.

    In the mean time please look at this and spread it far and wide.

    Why All This Confusion About What Natural Born Citizen Means? By Sam Sewell
    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/02/why-all-this-confusion-about-what.html

    There are three types of citizenship in the United States:

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