How to survive the recession and prosper – advice from a Silicon Valley guru.



“I had one of the best jobs in the world,” said Chris Sacca, who left Google. “But there is a world of opportunity.”

BizWeekly: Gaza, Gazprom and Libor

The entire program is worth a listen. I was especially interested in the Libor story as my daughter recruits for ThomsonReuters. But, if you need a bit of cheering up, listen to the last story about the Silicon Valley guru. I loved his advice about relating to your inbox.

Christopher Sacca comes in after 21:00. “Stop living off your inbox!” A man after mine own heart!

Chris is among the major donors to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. Chris Sacca, a former Google manager, now angel investor: $50,000. Oh, well! No one is perfect!

Out with old, in with new? Perhaps not. How are last year’s troubles spilling over into 2009? Take the global financial crisis, and squabbles over Russian gas. Business Weekly also goes to a secret location to eavesdrop on the setting of bank lending rates. And how to survive the recession and prosper – advice from a Silicon Valley guru.

Listen here:

See also:

Definition of an angel investor:

An angel investor or angel (known as a business angel or informal investor in Europe) is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. A small but increasing number of angel investors organize themselves into angel groups or angel networks to share research and pool their investment capital.


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93 Responses to “How to survive the recession and prosper – advice from a Silicon Valley guru.”

  1. goferit Says:

    and 1st!

    sliderblaze Says:
    January 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    “During the darkest days of Iraq, people came to me and said, ‘You’re creating incredible political difficulties for us,’” the current president said as his term draws to a close. “And I said, ‘Oh, really? What do you suggest I do?’ And some suggested retreat, pull out of Iraq.

    “But I had faith that freedom exists in people’s souls and therefore, if given a chance, democracy and Iraqi-style democracy could survive and work,” the president said. “I didn’t compromise that principle for the sake of trying to, you know, bail out my political party.”

    and this is why i’m gonna miss this guy, putting whats right over party, especially when it comes to security. Somebody needs to tell this idiot coming in that hard decisions aren’t the product of a focus group….

    Me too, Slider.

    The saddest part is that governing by opinion poll is exactly the way the Clinton crew worked for 8 years. With the current crop of retreads coming back into government, I only expect more of this same style.

  2. j.b. Says:

    WhaaaaaaaaT? Me? FirrrrrrrrsT!

  3. j.b. Says:


  4. Troy Says:


  5. rosettasister Says:

    Polarik Comments at Free Republic: (Part 1)

    To: Polarik
    Which will be a nice addition to his felony document fraud.
    Good point. Would that be a federal felony or a Hawaii state felony?

    253 posted on Saturday, January 10, 2009 9:36:27 PM by justiceseeker93

    To: justiceseeker93
    It would be a federal felony as it pertains to Chapter 18 of the United States Code, Section 1028, Fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents, authentication features, and information. In particular, there are specific paragraphs that relate to the use of a false identification document:
    The term “false identification document” means a document of a type intended or commonly accepted for the purposes of identification of individuals that – (A) is not issued by or under the authority of a governmental entity or was issued under the authority of a governmental entity but was subsequently altered for purposes of deceit; and(B) appears to be issued by or under the authority of the United States Government, a State, a political subdivision of a State, a foreign government, a political subdivision of a foreign government, or an international governmental or quasi-governmental organization.

    286 posted on Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:39:46 PM by Polarik

    To: Polarik; All
    Posted before it changes. For posterity

    290 posted on Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:45:18 PM by Jet Jaguar

    To: Jet Jaguar
    Thanks, Jet for the “whole enchilada,” as they say.
    On the first page of my final report, I listed 4(A) & 4(B) as the most relevant tenets, so it’s also there for posterity.
    However, if you see any other parts of the USC, please post them here.

    357 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:02:19 AM by Polarik

  6. rosettasister Says:

    Polarik Comments at Free Republic: (Part 2)

    To: Beckwith
    I read that he only got a passport when he became a senator a few years ago. Maybe my memory is faulty.

    355 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:58:59 AM by OneTimeComment

    To: OneTimeComment
    I read that he only got a passport when he became a senator a few years ago. Maybe my memory is faulty.
    He also needed a passport in 1981 to travel to Pakistan. The question is, “Was that passport Indonesian?”

    358 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:04:00 AM by Polarik

    To: seekthetruth
    I don’t even know how to begin to respond, your are absolutely right. Nothing is making sense anymore.
    It’s rare that we don’t have talk radio on our side,and I don’t know why.

    348 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 6:03:58 AM by rodguy911

    To: rodguy911
    It’s rare that we don’t have talk radio on our side,and I don’t know why.
    My take on talk radio is that they are not receptive to hearing about any conspiracy theories that they did not discover themselves.

    361 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:08:15 AM by Polarik

  7. rosettasister Says:

    Polarik Comments at Free Republic: (Part 3 of 3)

    To: Polarik
    Few have done more to protect freedom and the American way than you sir.
    The very fact that you are not doing steady interviews on Hannity,Rush, Levin,and especially Laura and Boortz(more lawyers) is an extremely sad commentary on all of them. And if you are inferring that most all have huge egos you are correct.
    Once again many of us can never thank you enough for your efforts.

    365 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:15:14 AM by rodguy911

    To: rodguy911

    “Few have done more to protect freedom and the American way than you sir.

    The very fact that you are not doing steady interviews on Hannity,Rush, Levin,and especially Laura and Boortz(more lawyers) is an extremely sad commentary on all of them. And if you are inferring that most all have huge egos you are correct.

    Once again many of us can never thank you enough for your efforts.”
    Thank you very much, Rodguy. I appreciate it. I strongly believe that there is a stigma attached to all conspiracy theories, be they right or wrong, because so many of them turned out to be false.
    I think that it is time to look back at “RatherGate,” the last true conspiracy to make the rounds on both the blogsphere and the news circuit. Here’s an informative excerpt from a post by Libloather on 9/23/04 (story from Livingston Parish News by Kathleen Parker):
    ‘Rathergate’ marks big victory for bloggers (FR mentioned)
    There are parallels here between how FR was the first to blow the whistle on Rather then, and on Obama now. Back then, it was “Memogate.” Today it is “Certifigate.” Just as FR had ripped the Rather memo to smithereens, so, too, did I and FR blow the lid off the bogus Certification of Live Birth. Here’s an excerpt from Kathleen Parker’s article:
    “The CBS mess variously known as “Forgerygate” or “Rathergate” is by any other name a seminal moment in the blogosphere that holds promise not only for revolutionizing journalism, but also perhaps for problem-solving on a global scale.

    Bloggers questioned the authenticity of documents CBS News presented allegedly proving that President George W. Bush received preferential treatment in the National Guard.

    Cumulative evidence produced primarily by the blogosphere suggests that the documents are forgeries and that Rather and CBS were duped in a political hoax.”
    However, this is where the similarities end given the night and day differences between George Bush, chastised at every turn by the MSM, and Barack Obama, the media darling who’s stuff smells like roses to them.
    But, so, too, did the liberal Left blogsphere, and it’s in the blogsphere where the major differences with Certifigate lie.
    It is hard to swallow the fact that both liberal and conservative, fact-checking blogs refuse to buy into the COLB forgery story.
    In her article, Kathleen Parker mentioned “Little Green Footballs” as one of the major “conservative” blogs to carry the RatherGate story:
    “The implication that bloggers are slacker dust bunnies has delighted bloggers, the best of whom are lawyers, professors, scientists, renegade journalists and techies of various sorts, such as the brothers Johnson (Charles and Michael) at “Little Green Footballs,” whose years of experience in state-of-the-art graphics and Web design at the “pixel level” enabled them to quickly duplicate the CBS memos and demonstrate their likely origin on a very modern computer.”
    Well, FReepers know that it was FR, not LGF, who first rooted out the truth in the Rather memo, and although they do a good job of countering the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias of the press, LGF totally blew the bogus birth certificate story. Worse than that, they will delete any comments discussing it.
    So, what does it mean when a major blog like LGF who believed in RatherGate refuses to consider the facts in CertifiGate?
    You tell me because I am at a loss for words. A link to one of their stories, however, will explain their position on the matter better than I can:
    Horowitz: Shut Up About the Nirth Certifikit

    377 posted on Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:29:41 AM by Polarik

  8. rosettasister Says:

    From pmwvideos

    PATV (Fatah), Dec. 29, 2008

    A Palestinian girl whose family members were killed in Gaza:

    “I say Hamas is the cause of all wars.”

  9. rosettasister Says:

    These people are perverse. And they have to stop blaming others for their perverseness.

    “Iranian reformist daily: Hamas hiding forces in nurseries and hospitals”

    “PMW’s Background Brief on Hamas #1: Extermination of Jews”

    “PMW’s Background Brief on Hamas #2: Bombs are “more precious” than children: Hamas children’s education”

  10. rosettasister Says:

    CSPAN reportedy broadcast the December 8, 2008 Press Conference.

    You can view the video at the google video link.

  11. rosettasister Says:

    Article found at Country First:

    Borger: Do congressional Dems need intervention?


    Do the corporate tax cuts help to bring in some GOP votes? Sure. But please explain why there is something wrong with that.

    And, if Democrats aren’t having enough fun, get ready for this fight in the near future — over infrastructure. Team Obama swears it intends to fund projects that are “not constituency driven,” as this source puts it, but in the federal interest. Translation: no pet pork.

    So if you think Democrats are behaving badly now, just wait.

    It won’t be long, though, because Obama wants a package by mid-February. And sources tell me that his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has made it very clear to his former colleagues that, while they’re listening to all ideas, they’re not in the mood to dawdle.

    As Obama said Friday, he wants to try to “get past the habit” that ideas can be born out of one “ideological corner” or another. “If you show me something that is going to work, I will welcome it.”

    It may be hard for Democrats to move smoothly into a world in which they are in charge and responsible, but that’s their new normal.

    Opposition requires keeping score; leadership requires action. And Democrats need an attitude adjustment.

  12. rosettasister Says:

    As far as I know, this is still on for this evening?


    Phil Berg live on “call in show” SUNDAY January 11th

    1/11/2009 6:00 PM (?) – Momma E and the Radio Rebels – Hosted By Mark McGrew

    Sunday January 11, 2009

    2 hours beginning at:

    8pm EST
    7pm CST
    6pm MST
    5pm PST

    Call In # 347-237-4870

    Subject: Pending cases against Barry Soetoro aka Obama.


    1. Phillip Berg, Attorney, 2 cases in US Supreme Court against Obama.

    2. His assistant Lisa

    3. Colonel Gregory S. Hollister, USAF Retired

  13. Foxtrot Says:

    If I were Obama’s Secret Service agent, I would be mad as heck!!!

  14. Tenacity Says:

    I am surprised that Slider has not already said this…How about those Eagles? Maybe Westbrook didn’t know that Mars was in retrograde.

  15. Foxtrot Says:

    Take some time to read this rather lengthy synopsis. If you don’t have time, read “Part IV” and the narrative on the initial page, under the listing of the “Parts”. Maybe Fitz knows more then he is letting on!

  16. Katie Says:

    Foxtrot – guess which SS agent just went on full paid retirement? Risking your life and that of your family to protect the Usurper-elect? Man, talk about a “dirty job”.

  17. Katie Says:

    Tenacity – I think I sent you an email on from your website yesterday. Let me know if you get it.

  18. Katie Says:

    Foxtrot – Re: the link you posted at…I tried. I really, really tried to read it, but it’s just too, too much. My head is about to explode. Can you imagine how different things would be if every time Obama and IL was mentioned, the names were changed to Palin and AK? Well, THEN we’d see real journalism on the MSM.

    Oh, and thanks. Now I’m craving pizza – LOL!

  19. Foxtrot Says:

    Katie–if you don’t have time to read it all, then simply click on Part 4.

  20. Katie Says:

    Fox – time isn’t the problem. Sanity is!! There’s just so many issues with this evil person I can’t keep up. My brain is about to explode. And all that just from reading Part 4!!! Ugh.

  21. rosettasister Says:

    Speaking of sanity …

    “So we’re now in an Orwellian situation, and it’s hard to know outside of the United States who’s sane anymore in the world.” Victor Davis Hanson

    What a treat! An entire segment from Hugh Hewitt with transcripts for all parties. Mark Steyn, Victor Davis Hanson, and one of my favorite senators from the great state of Arizona, Jon Kyl.

    I like to listen in one window while at the same time reading the transcript in another window. But I’m just weird that way!

    I still like Hugh Hewitt.

    H1: Mark Steyn, Victor Davis Hanson, Jon Kyl With Hugh Hewitt
    01080901 Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh talks politics and international affairs with Columnist To the World Mark Steyn, and also with military historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson. Later in the hour, Hugh talks politics with Arizona Senator Jon Kyl.

    Listen here:

    [audio src="" /]


    Mark Steyn on America’s return to the 30’s domestically, and back to the 90s globally.

    Victor Davis Hanson on Israel-Hamas, and the Obama team’s view of the region.

    Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl on Republican options regarding Obama’s spending plan, and possible trouble for Eric Holder’s nomination as AG

  22. Foxtrot Says:

    Wow! This is a great read! Amazing!

  23. roving Says:

    Ed hale says…WE GOT HIM! breaking news. says the guts of the announcement will happen at between 8pm-10pm

  24. Foxtrot Says:

    Many people are trying to hit Obama on all fronts. Several weeks ago it was brought up the Obama’s Selective Service registration form was filled out when he was 26, not 18 as is required by law. If one does not register for selective service the fine is up to 250,000 and 5 years in jail. Furthermore you are not eligible to serve in the Executive branch of the Federal Government

    Just another way he can be held accountable, if all else fails!

  25. Katie Says:

    Foxtrot – you beat me to it. I was just getting ready to post the same link. Oh, for a crystal ball…

  26. Foxtrot Says:

    Roving–no offense but Ed Hale has been saying that for months now and nothing ever pans out! I don’t believe a word Ed says anymore. I rank him along side of Korir.

  27. Foxtrot Says:

    “great minds” Katie . . . great minds!

  28. Foxtrot Says:

    Here is a post from another blog that explains the Selective Service issue more.

    written by Linda B, January 11, 2009

    I believe the issue is that Obama stated at some point that he registered for SS when, in fact, he probably didn’t. Then, (here we go again) a fake document surfaced in 2008 when a retired federal agent requested it under FOIA. Here is a short excerpt from Debbie S. website:

    “Far more likely is that someone made up a fake Selective Service registration to cover Obama’s lack of having done so, and that the person stamping the form forgot (or was unable to) change the year to “80” instead of the current “08”. They either forgot to fake the DLN number or couldn’t do so.

    “And guess where the Selective Service registrations are marked and recorded? Lucky for Obama, it’s his native Chicago.”

    It’s been awhile since I read this info but there is a lot more of it and there is some pretty compelling evidence that the document is fake. It is made to look like BHO registered in 1980 but it appears the document was probably created in 2008. Imagine that, another fake document!

    Again, here is Debbie’s web page with the SS info:

  29. roving Says:

    The problem is Stephen Pidgeon said he would go to Hale to broadcast any updates. I dont know if Steve will be on tonight though

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Korir and API

    This is a reply to an email I sent today regarding Korir and API. What I received in reply is important and I will post later. But it will take me awhile to prepare, so I wanted to post this in the meantime.

    Suffice it to say that “IPs are farmed. Women are used. K is the enemy not each other.”


    It is so good to hear from you!

    Thank you for your concern, but I already knew about that.

    That is why when M & N published my email and IP, I wasn’t that concerned, as Korir had already done so.

    My oh my, how times have changed!

    What’s new? Is your family alright? Are you alright?

    Do you ever get a chance to check out RosettaSister?

    Korir hardly ever comes up anymore.

    A lot of people believe now that Korir was playing us the whole time.

    What do you think?

    I feel very foolish about the whole thing and very embarrassed that I ever vouched for this man.

    I still believe a collective statement from your Group of Five is important.

    But, would you be willing to say a few words for the record (anonymously)?

    I can’t believe Korir is still peddling this stuff! And I can’t believe he actually has “believers.”

    Are they totally ignorant as to everything that has transpired?

    Doesn’t the fact that so many of us who formerly vouched for this man have turned our backs on him count for anything?

    Do his current disciples believe us all to be morons?

    Get a clue, people!

    So, what say you, ***?

    I’m always interested in anything you have to say.

    Best wishes for a blessed and prosperous 2009!


  31. Tenacity Says:

    I have checked my inbox and junk as well and nada. You might try again. I did hear from Rose and she will assist.

  32. rosettasister Says:

    Hi, Tenacity!

    I was just there and saw that you had replied.

    Let me go back and, of course, I’ll assist.


  33. Tenacity Says:

    I have listened to MommaE now 3 times. This has got to be one of the most boring shows I’ve ever listened to. It would be better if MommaE would listen and not talk much. I have always believed that there is no such thing as a dumb question. MommaE is changing my mind about that. Lisa would do better without being prompted. I would love to just hear what she would like to talk about.

  34. Troy Says:

    Currently one can hardly find any ammunition for purchase.
    All across the country ammo seems to be on back order.
    The more popular calibers are almost impossible to find.
    It would seem that ammo is being intentionally held back from purchase.

    If any one wants ammo, they should place their orders ASAP and buy ample quantities.

    This isn’t a joke…Check it out for yourself.

  35. sliderblaze Says:

    How bout them eagles…..yai yai

    Tenacity Says:
    January 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I am surprised that Slider has not already said this…How about those Eagles? Maybe Westbrook didn’t know that Mars was in retrograde.

  36. sliderblaze Says:

    when the heck was berg on Savage, howd that slip?

  37. rosettasister Says:

    sliderblaze Says:
    January 12, 2009 at 1:37 am

    when the heck was berg on Savage, howd that slip?


    well, shoot, slider!

    the whole thing was right here on RosettaSister!

    Where were you?!

  38. sliderblaze Says:

    prolly with the baby

  39. rosettasister Says:

    sliderblaze Says:
    January 12, 2009 at 1:46 am

    prolly with the baby


    okay, you are forgiven, my dear!

  40. rosettasister Says:

    Jack Bauer is on!

  41. Tenacity Says:

    I decided to get a 9mm instead of a 45 partially because 45 ammo is so hard to get. I was speaking to an ammo counter clerk at Walmart and he said they are stocking way more than usual. He has a 45 and stocked a fresh supply of 45 shells, but went on break before pulling some for himself. When he came back from break, the shelf was empty. Gun sales are up over 500%. Fortunately, I have a buddy that has a pond shop and gets me incredible deals. I just picked up a Browning 9mm stainless semi w/15 round clip for $300 (retailed used/like new for $475).

    I believe guns are an excellent investment right now. I’m betting the price on them will go up more than gold if the usurper is inaugurated.

  42. Fernley Girl Says:

    Re: bullets
    Obama said he wouldn’t take away our guns. He never said anything about bullets.

  43. Tenacity Says:

    Did I say pond shop? I am definitely losing it. Make that Pawn.

    If you believe anything that Also Known AS says, you need to remove your cranium from your drainium.

  44. Tenacity Says:

    We The People Foundation is actually vetting potential delegates for the Continental Congress.

  45. Fernley Girl Says:

    Ten: I think you missed my point.
    Reread my comment.

  46. Troy Says:

    I thought Hale was suppose to make some sort of annoucement….I don’t think he is even on the air….Someone else is.

  47. rosettasister Says:

    Good night, good people!

    I just had to make this one last point!


    janeane garofalo on “24”?! What is the friggin’ point?!

    This is an attractive woman. Does she try and make herself look this bad?

    I tried to tell Janeane that the Bible tells us that it was the “minority” report which turned out to be the correct one.

    But she just didn’t wanna listen!

    First Al Franken, then Janeane!

    God! Please! No!

  48. Katie Says:

    Tenacity – I got your email and thank you Rose for helping with the connection. I’ll try to reach you tomorrow (Mon.) My husband thinks I’m permanently attached to the computer so will shut it down for the night.

    I’m not sure who wrote it in an earlier thread…”I want my life back”. j.b.? It resonates in my head over and over again. I want my life back!!! In any event, Nov. changed all our lives in a way we can never go back to, for the innocence or naivety we once had.

    Thanks for nothin’ Uhhbama.

  49. Tenacity Says:

    I should have said anyone that believes the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers needs to……

    I got your point. There seems to be quite a few people who would love to give BO their bullets.

  50. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    Sorry I haven’t been around..I went out of town… My Mother took a fall and I have been with her….. she is fine, …..sore and bruised but nothing damaged…..
    SHe hasn’t been 100 % herself since her last chemo treatment..and too stubborn to use a walker……

  51. Tenacity Says:

    Has anyone collected or counted how many different names have been associated with Barry?
    Also Known As
    B. Hussein Obama
    Barry Obama
    Barry Soetoro
    The Empty Suit
    Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers
    That One
    The One

    Help me out here.

  52. j.b. Says:

    Larry Sinclair’s Boyfriend

  53. j.b. Says:

    Bam Bam
    Boo Boo

  54. j.b. Says:

    M*rdering Thug
    (i think i just made that one up!)

  55. j.b. Says:


  56. j.b. Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    January 12, 2009 at 2:42 am
    Good night, good people!

    I just had to make this one last point!


    janeane garofalo on “24”?! What is the friggin’ point?!

    Good question. When I saw her name at the beginning of the show, I yelled out, “Janeane Garafolo! Whyyyyyyyyyyyy?”

    Then I spit. Right on the floor. Okay I made that up.

    Can’t stand her. Is she s’posed to be the new Chloe? ugh.

  57. j.b. Says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom, Cindy.

  58. susie hudson Says:

    you forgot the best one yet….god. notice I used lower case “g”..its so freaking ~sac~religious

  59. susie hudson Says:

    god-elect obaaaaaama….notice how in interviews he will not let reporters ask questions or talk about certain things. he has so many things “off limits” CANT TOUCH THIS….. anyone watching fox news this am,,there doing a piece just like this.

  60. sliderblaze Says:

    Alan Keyes interview posted about 20 hrs ago

  61. sdee Says:

    Madonna targeted by Palestinians.

    Maybe this will make open hollywood apeasers’ eyes to the path of dhimmitude:
    “”A source close to the singer said: “Madonna is well known for her Kabbalah faith and support for Israel, having visited the country several times.
    “This seems to upset extreme Muslims who forget she respects people of all faiths whether Islamic, Christian or Buddhist. Like anyone else she would like a peaceful end to the problems in Gaza.””

    A UK magazine exposed it:
    “”Last week The People uncovered the hatred aimed at Madonna when we infiltrated secret fundamentalist Muslim websites. Our investigator posed as a British extremist to gain entry to the password-protected sites.””

  62. sliderblaze Says:

    sdee Says:
    January 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Madonna targeted by Palestinians.

    These are the slow citizens of america. I think liberals are suffering from stockholm syndrome. We all know the kind, the ones who just cant stand that someone dont like them and will do anything to try and accomplish that, even at their own peril and those around them….BRILLIANT!!!!

  63. Foxtrot Says:

    More on the Selective Service form that Obama supposedly filled out in 1980, even though the numeral on it shows it was 2008! Here is yet another mystery surrounding the form (from another blog).

    * Postal Stamp is Incorrect, Discontinued in 1970

    Then, there is the question as to whether the Postal Stamp is real. The “postmark” stamp–labeled “E”–is hard to read, but it is clear that at the bottom is “USPO” which stands typically for United States Post Office. However, current “postmark” validator, registry, or round dater stamps (item 570 per the Postal Operations Manual) shows “USPS” for United States Postal Service. The change from Post Office to Postal Service occurred on August 12, 1970, when President Nixon signed into law the most comprehensive postal legislation since the founding of the Republic–Public Law 91-375. The new Postal Service officially began operations on July 1, 1971.

    Why was an old, obsolete postmark round dater stamp used almost ten (10) years after the fact to validate a legal document . . . that just happened to be Barack Obama’s suspicious Selective Service registration form?

  64. Foxtrot Says:

    Tenacity–another one is “No-bama”.

  65. Foxtrot Says:

    Today we hear the news–hopefully good!

  66. sliderblaze Says:

    Fox, did you check out the keyes interview?

  67. Foxtrot Says:

    Jimmy from another blog said:
    Barry was born in August 1961. In July 1980, when Carter made this Executive Order, Barry was already 19 so he was required to sign up as soon as possible, by September 1980. He couldn’t have signed up when he was 18 because there was no requirement for him to.

    Veeeeeeeeeerrrry interesting! Especially since Obama keeps claiming he signed up at 18 as required. I am convinced he never signed up for Selective Service because he was a “foreigner”.

  68. Foxtrot Says:

    Slider, no, not yet. I am going to it now.

  69. sliderblaze Says:

    Foxtrot Says:
    January 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Jimmy from another blog said:
    Barry was born in August 1961. In July 1980, when Carter made this Executive Order, Barry was already 19 so he was required to sign up as soon as possible, by September 1980. He couldn’t have signed up when he was 18 because there was no requirement for him to.

    Veeeeeeeeeerrrry interesting! Especially since Obama keeps claiming he signed up at 18 as required. I am convinced he never signed up for Selective Service because he was a “foreigner”.
    soooo true.

    and so it begins…..

  70. Foxtrot Says:

    Slider–just saw the Keyes video. Very good. He puts the issue into the most base terms so everyone can understand it. More people should watch this video. When does his case come up again?

  71. sliderblaze Says:

    i dont know, i been glued to atlas shrugs…..some sick/disturbing trends going on, like muslims praying outside churches….as a direct challenge to christians…..

  72. Foxtrot Says:

    Crap. I am seeing on other websites that Bergs case was denied. I will try to confirm.

  73. sliderblaze Says:

    americas right has it as denied

  74. goferit Says:


    According to today’s Orders, Berg v. Obama (Phil Berg, Plaintiff) has been denied a writ of Certiorari:


    The motion of Bill Anderson for leave to file a brief as

    amicus curiae is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari

    before judgment is denied.

    From Jeff:

    Philip Berg’s lawsuit against Obama and the Democratic National Committee, filed on August 21, 2008 and first reported here at America’s Right, questioned Obama’s eligibility to serve under Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution–which requires in part that the president be a “natural born Citizen” of the United States–and was previously dismissed by the Hon. R. Barclay Surrick from District Court in Philadelphia. While the Supreme Court’s denial of Berg’s petition for certiorari today was not accompanied by explanation, the mere result shows on its face that at least six Justices agreed with Surrick’s determination that Berg lacked standing to sue. …

    Berg’s case was dismissed at the district court level by Judge Surrick primarily for lack of standing, a procedural check required by the Case or Controversy Clause in Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution as an effort to foster judicial efficacy and limit access to a court of law to those plaintiffs who can show a sufficient “stake” in a particular controversy. To prove standing and thus be eligible to bring suit, a plaintiff must show (1) a particularized–rather than generalized–injury-in-fact, (2) evidence showing that that the party being sued actually caused the plaintiff’s particularized injury-in-fact, and (3) that adjudication of the matter would actually provide redress. Surrick argued that Berg had not adequately showed a particularized injury-in-fact, noting in his memorandum that “regardless of questions of causation, the grievance remains too generalized to establish the existence of an injury in fact. To reiterate: a candidate’s ineligibility under the Natural Born Citizen Clause does not result in an injury in fact to voters.” …

    Though the order list released by the Supreme Court today provides no reason for its denial of certiorari, such a denial inevitably is an affirmation of the district court judge’s assertion that Berg’s claim, as a mere voter, was far too generalized to satisfy the Case and Controversy Clause of the same Constitution he was attempting to uphold. Whether or not the Justices considered the factual elements of Berg’s allegations, without insight gleaned from a rare dissent to a denial of certiorari, is indeed another question left unanswered.

    Either way, Berg says that this isn’t a fight which he’ll give up easily. This issue, he maintains, transcends politics and even transcends individual political candidates. Yes, Barack Obama is the focal point, but it’s a matter of upholding the Constitution, he says, of taking into account the intentions of America’s founders, men who at the time were still licking their wounds from bitter warfare and were understandably intensely concerned with the need for the highest office in the country to be held by someone fiercely and unequivocally loyal to the fledgling nation. It is for this reason–along, of course, with the “brazen” perpetration of what he repeatedly calls an “enormous hoax”–that Berg says he is so disappointed with the today’s news from the Supreme Court; it is for this reason, Berg says, that he wants “to continue standing firm for 320 million Americans.”

    That continued fight, Berg says, involves an active case currently under seal, as well as a case filed last month on behalf of a retired Air Force colonel, both questioning Obama’s eligbility to serve as president of the United States and both centering on the documentation sought in the original action. According to Berg, the plaintiff in the latter case–Col. Gregory S. Hollister, a 20-year veteran with his own litigious history– filed suit out of concern that, should he be returned from his reserve status to active duty in this tumultuous global climate, his own Oath of Enlistment could conflict with his duty to follow lawful orders.

    “If he’s reactivated, Col. Hollister comes under a duty to obey lawful orders,” Berg said. “The thing is, he’s confused because he won’t know if the orders that make their way down the chain of command have come from a Commander-in-Chief who is constitutionally eligible to serve in that position and give orders in the first place.”

    The two other lawsuits, the case filed under seal citing Obama’s violations of the False Claims Act as well as the interpleader action filed on behalf of Hollister, are part of what Berg calls a “commitment to finding the truth about Obama for the sake of our Constitution and country,” an effort which started with the “hope that the Democratic Party would have done the right thing at its convention in August” and reached its peak today with news from our nation’s highest court of law.

    “Today was a big setback,” Berg said, “but sooner or later, I’m confident that we can find the proper legal avenue to expose the truth about this unbelievable hoax, this circle of lies which has been thrust upon the American people. Barack Obama has lied to all of us, and he needs to be held responsible for doing so. More importantly, we all need to know that our Constitution still controls, that the president of the United States is constitutionally qualified to be there.”

    Mr. Berg has another shot at Conference this Friday, where the Court will consider whether or not to (1) stay the Electoral College vote or (2) stay the certification of that vote.

    More updates as time permits me to do so.

  75. Foxtrot Says:

    Yep. Berg’s Writ was denied. I am so angry right now! Here is a link to explain it.

  76. rosettasister Says:

    “Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Primary Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Constitutional Eligibility to Serve as President”

    “Today was a big setback,” Berg said, “but sooner or later, I’m confident that we can find the proper legal avenue to expose the truth about this unbelievable hoax, this circle of lies which has been thrust upon the American people. Barack Obama has lied to all of us, and he needs to be held responsible for doing so. More importantly, we all need to know that our Constitution still controls, that the president of the United States is constitutionally qualified to be there.”

  77. sliderblaze Says:

    well, let me put it into some positive perspective.

    When this issue first came out, not a lot of people were talking about this issue. It seems with each case that is denied, the anger and exposure grows. Now look, millions of people are wise to what is and has been going on. Especially this standing issue. Like Keyes said, it’s crazy to say that ordinary citizens, dont have the right to question and verify that our elected officials are eligiable to hold and run for the office THEY ARE ASKING ARE PERMISSION FOR. The more exposure this gets, the angrier people seem to be getting, the more they are apt to spread the news…

  78. rosettasister Says:

    “Berg v Obama denied cert”

    Telling Comment:

    To: FreeManN

    Does the enlistment oath still mean anything or can Beetle Bailey tell sarge to just screw it now?

    13 posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 8:48:02 AM by Waco

  79. Foxtrot Says:

    I know you are right, Slider. However, anger is one thing . . . action is another! Now the MSM will once again state that our argument has “no merit because the Supreme Court denied it!” Instead of stating correctly that “The Supreme Court dismissed the case because of ‘standing’, not the merits of the case.” It is amazing how uninformed the media is right now on this case.

    So, basically we have no hope BEFORE the inauguration, correct? And what is that Anderson case that was allowed to go forward?

  80. Foxtrot Says:

    This virtually is making me sick. I shouldn’t allow it to, but it is. What is our country coming to? Most Americans have become lemmings that will follow anyone over the cliff!

  81. Foxtrot Says:

    This is a good explanation by a poster on another blog.

    Paul said: Denied Before Judgment?
    written by Lane, January 12, 2009

    What does this mean? How is this different from simply being denied?

    Lane, Mr. Berg’s appeal (petition for writ of certiorari) to the USSC was of the decision of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ordinarily, the appeals process would take Mr. Berg’s appeal first through the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals (the next higher court up from then District Court), and then (if necessary) to the USSC.

    In this case, Mr. Berg filed concurrently with the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals (and his appeal is still active–unresolved–there (Docket #08-4340 in the 3CCoA) and the USSC. The USSC allows such “before judgment of the lower court” filings under USSC Rule 11. If you look at the USSC docket for Mr. Berg’s petition for writ of cert (the one that was denied today), you’ll see the notation of “Rule 11” near the top, which is USSC shorthand for “this case hasn’t been resolved yet through the normal lower court appeals.”

    So, “denied before judgment” simply means that the case has not yet been resolved in the lower court (in this case, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals), and the USSC is declining to hear the case at this time. Once the case is concluded in the 3CCoA (and that would be several months before it is even heard, as the initial briefing period has barely begun in the case), that final decision could still be appealed to the USSC (via another petition for writ of certiorari by whichever party–Mr. Berg or Obama, et. al.–is unsuccessful in the appeal).

    Sorry for such a long-winded response. I hope it made sense.

  82. Foxtrot Says:

    So, basically, SCOTUS is saying they aren’t going to look at this until the lower court appeal that Berg filed is ruled on. Where is the spine of SCOTUS? They could take this case, regardless of the lower court. Everyone wants to pass the buck so they aren’t responsible for bringing down the first President of color! THIS ISN’T ABOUT COLOR, PEOPLE, THIS IS ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!

  83. sdee Says:

    From Drudge: Obama climate czar has socialist ties

    A Socialist Czar – man, I am excited.

    “”Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group’s Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for “global governance” and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change. “”

    …… I can’t wait to due my part to shrink the economy. Really makes me want to get up in the morning.

    Putin’s gotta be laughing his arse off.

    Typical spin but if everyone is so proud of her work in CSWS, why did they pull her name from the website?

  84. sliderblaze Says:

    Fox, true, but it’s at the point where they wont even let it be argued in court. That should piss everyone off, those who voted for and against Obama. To say that “we” everyone lacks standing to question elected officials just dont deny those who didnt vote for Obama but those who did, and those who didnt vote period, it’s denies EVERYONE. There is just more than one side who has been denied here. The die hard Obots will never understand this issue, cus lets face it, they are practically brain dead to begin with.

    on the msm thing, thank god for the web

  85. Foxtrot Says:

    I pray Berg simply releases all his proof over the course of the next several days. Of course, that doesn’t mean the MSM will cover the story. We all know that will probably not happen. Maybe if Berg approaches Lou Dobbs or Joe Scarborough they would release it. Berg better act fast. This country is depending on him!

  86. Foxtrot Says:

    Someone refresh my memory here! Has the Keyes case been dismissed or is it still active?

  87. ladyliberty Says:

    Perhaps “We the People” had standing up until this country of idiots voted for him. One the votes are cast there can no longer be challenges to the results. How so many people could not see that this man was a fraud, even with the limited MSM coverage, is just crazy!

    I don’t have much hope for anything to come of this anymore. It is clear that his country is doomed. If this large of a group of people have any concern it should be addressed by the people in our government or they have all been usurpers. This is more the BO being a fraud. This whole government, including SCOTUS is a fraud and has officially taken over power from “We the People.” We no longer matter. Seems a little familiar as I study the fall of the Roman Empire with my students. Greed, corruption, lack of interest in “The People,” and we can’t forget the crazy f-up emperors.

  88. ladyliberty Says:

    I think Keyes suit is still active Fox

  89. sliderblaze Says:

    Madoff bail to stay as is, hmmmm…..the courts are offically fk’d up, as evidenced today

  90. sliderblaze Says:

    i’ve seen friends go to 30 days in jail over 700 in child support and spend 60 days in jail over a 1000 dollar unpaid fine…..what the f is going on with the judicial system.

  91. sdee Says:

    Foxtrot wrote: I pray Berg simply releases all his proof over the course of the next several days.

    I agree. The sad thing is realizing that in spite of the coverup and the solid cases Leo, Cort and Berg have, the only pressure that would get anyone to act is a major scandalous story with a smoking gun. Even if it is not something that would nail Bo in court, but just something to get the public salivating – like with Edwards. I briefly thought the Chief Editor had that. If Berg and Starr have it, they should release it. With a big splash or through their criminal case.

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