If I Can Dream

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if-i-can-dream

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why cant my dream come true

There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away
All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why wont that sun appear

Were lost in a cloud
With too much rain
Were trapped in a world
Thats troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly

Deep in my heart theres a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, theres a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can walk
While I can stand, while I can talk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah

http://www.4shared.com/file/101542913/e56e1b6b/01_-_Twenty_Days_And_Twenty_Nights.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101543033/60352503/02_-_I_Was_Born_About_Ten_Thousand_Years_Ago.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101543125/918fdb40/03_-_The_Fool.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101543188/15d14f77/04_-_A_Hundred_Years_From_Now__Informal_Recor.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101543262/69c135be/05_-_Little_Cabin_On_The_Hill.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101543335/8b103e6f/06_-_Cindy_Cindy.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101552452/c3bd541a/nonamekey.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/101543627/7aceace9/08_-_Got_My_Mojo_Working-Keep_Your_Hands_Off.html

if-i-can-dream-single

See also:

https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/elvis-presley-has-not-left-the-building-sweet-name-youre-born-once-again-for-me/

Please watch the whole thing and don’t miss Elvis singing “If I Can Dream.”

105 Responses to “If I Can Dream”

  1. ddlew Says:

    FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Been a long time since I was FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. rosettasister Says:

    • APRIL 25, 2009

    ‘Elections Have Consequences’

    Obama’s would-be commerce secretary on the president’s big-government agenda.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124061268797954397.html

    EXCERPT

    Health-care reform is not just about the price tag. How it gets done matters too. And in Mr. Gregg’s view, the Obama administration’s goal is crystal-clear. “This is a single-payer government. . . . It doesn’t want to say that publicly and it rejects it publicly. But the goal is to push that substantively. Because that’s what they believe.” In other words, what Mr. Obama bills as a “public option” for those who need health insurance but can’t get it through their employer or in the private market would soon become the only option — even for those happy with their current insurance.

    Before you cry “conspiracy,” Mr. Gregg argues that he has history on his side. The Democrats, he says, pulled the same public-private switcheroo before with student loans for college. Back in the late 1990s, “there was a huge debate in the committee . . . between myself and [Senator Ted] Kennedy over a private plan versus a public plan.” In the end, they compromised — the government would offer loans directly to students, but that program would have to compete with private-sector lenders. “And the agreement was very formal, and the record shows this very clearly. We agreed to level the playing field, put both plans on the playing field at an equal status and see who won. Well, private plans won. Big time.”

    Given the choice, most borrowers went to the private sector for their loans. But the Democrats who wanted to nationalize the student-loan market did not take defeat in the marketplace gracefully. “They didn’t like that,” Mr. Gregg says. “So ever since then they’ve tilted the playing field back and now they’re going to wipe out the private plans in their budget.”

    When it comes to health insurance, Mr. Gregg expects more of the same. “That’s the scenario that you’re going to see if you have a public plan for insurance that competes with the private plans. That’s the game plan” — call it competition at first, but tighten the screws until the private insurers leave the market or get forced out. But with health-care spending representing 17% of GDP and climbing, the stakes are much, much larger. “Everyone in this country is affected by these policies.”

    And while the aspiration for universal coverage may be noble, the practical realities of getting there may prove harder for the American public to swallow. “There’s no question,” the senator says, “that this is a debate about rationing to a large degree. All your single-payer systems are rationing systems. It’s also a debate about technology and innovation. Because you will not have capital pursuing technology, innovation and science if it’s health-care related, because the return on capital won’t be there. And these things are so expensive, especially on the pharmaceutical side and the biologic side, that you’ll dramatically slow improvements in the quality of health care through science with a single-payer plan.” Mr. Gregg thinks that critique will resonate with the public.

    Even so, given the balance of power in Washington, Mr. Gregg gives the Democrats good chances of success in nationalizing our health-insurance market. “I think the odds are pretty good that it’s going to happen — that you’ll have a major health-care reform bill pass.” As he says, “Elections have consequences.”

  3. rosettasister Says:

    Dems cut budget deal

    By: David Rogers

    April 24, 2009 02:35 PM EST

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21674.html

    A Monday afternoon meeting has been scheduled for the House-Senate conference, and the leadership hopes to file the package that night, setting the stage for House consideration Tuesday and the Senate Wednesday.

    Obama himself called leaders of the Blue Dog Caucus Friday to help rally support from party moderates in the House. In a clear bid for their votes, he later released a letter endorsing a top Blue Dog budget priority: passage of a law enforcing PAYGO requirements so future tax cuts or benefits must be paid for first with through added revenues or savings so as to prevent wider deficits.

    To tighten future deficits, the deal requires Obama to accept reductions from his domestic spending plans and forgo favorite tax cuts. But, in turn, he is promised expedited consideration of health care reform under procedures that will allow him to sidestep the threat of a filibuster in the Senate if no bill has been acted on before Oct. 15.

    Is Social Security on the Chopping Block?

    http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/04/is-social-security-on-the-chopping-block.php

    Update:

    To be clear, the Conference Committee isn’t going to privatize Social Security. But even though there are two more Democrats on the Committee than Republicans, two of the Democrats—Conrad and Boyd—want to mess around with Social Security. So you have a majority on hand to recommend some kind of funny business, presumably a commission.

  4. calli Says:

    Rosetta,
    That is one of my favorite songs by Elvis Presley!!! If only the song rang true!!! Seems like certain people care more about what happened to the terrorist than the american people!!!! It’s so obvious!!

  5. Troy Says:

    Here ya go, Elvis fans.

  6. Tenacity Says:

    Rose,
    You are the one that said Lisa Ostella was Calpernia. It is my understanding that Berg’s Lisa is not Ostella, but Taitz has represented that the 2 Lisas have been communicating with one another. She suggests that they may be in league with one another. She also believes that Berg’s Lisa has a criminal record and aliases relative to credit card problems and that Berg was aware of it.

    The thing that is bugging me is Taitz’ accusations toward Dave Levine (Patriot Hearts’ Radio/network) which broadcasts from Chalice’s station. I have been on that show as a guest and have had several lengthy conversations with him. He was doing gratis research for Orly and was surprised when she unexpectedly turned on him. I have serious doubts that he would participate in any collusion. In fact, prior to being named in Taitz’ action, he would have gladly reconciled and re-offered his services.

    It just seems that this is not a black and white issue and that there is gray on both sides. Ostella has been too vindictive to be a true patriot. Orly has shown signs of having a reactive nature (I’ve defined reactive here in detail…looking for things to react to bringing attention to self as opposed to proactive team player.) and is obviously quite high strung. On the other hand, there appears to be a rat in the woodpile and Taitz may be correct in shaking the carpet to see who’s standing on the corners. Right or wrong (probably both), she is not standing still and cowering. I just hope too many innocents don’t get bloodied and suspect some already have been.

  7. Truthism Says:

    Great video, although I’m sure Obamastration would just not get it.

  8. MommaERadioRebels Says:

    Rosettasister,

    Would you please contact me at my personal e-mail address? Hopefully you can get it from this post, since this is your blog.

    I will check back on this thread about Elvis, whom I LOVE by the way and see if you have posted a reply to this message!

  9. rosettasister Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    April 25, 2009 at 5:19 am

    It just seems that this is not a black and white issue and that there is gray on both sides.

    ———————–

    Thank you, Tenacity, for your, as always, insightful input.

    Rose

  10. rosettasister Says:

    My first thought was is an Obot behind this. Who knows?

    The owners of this website will pay $25,000,000 to Barack Hussein Obama if he will produce his “real” long-form birth certificate.

    http://www.rewardforobamasbirthcertificate.com/

  11. rosettasister Says:

    More from Polarik on the basketball image:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2236188/posts?page=56#56

    To: Fresh Wind

    You’re right. I also had a problem with the shadow that Obama as allegedly casting, and I think I mentioned it in response to an earlier post.

    How does a shadow NOT get cast over the sleeves of a white tanktop on both shoulders but DO SHOW UP on black skin??

    How does a shadow go where it shouldn’t be?

    To get that shadow on his left shoulder, the sun would have to be 10 degrees to the right (our left) of a perpendicular plane.

    It’s not for everyone else.

    56 posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 4:21:15 PM by Polarik

  12. rosettasister Says:

    Near the beginning of this podcast, “reconciliation” is discussed.

    Listen here:

    H2: Fred Barnes, Charles Krauthammer, John Campbell With Hugh Hewitt

    Hugh talk politics of the week with the Fox News all-stars, and then with California Congressman John Campbell.

    [audio src="http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/a404fb2d-4127-46af-a68d-ef88557c05c6.mp3" /]

  13. rosettasister Says:

    April 25, 2009

    Democrats avoid filibuster on health insurance boondoggle

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/04/democrats_avoid_filibuster_on.html

    The GOP is threatening to go to the mattresses on this issue, as the New York Times’ Carl Hulse explains:

    “Senate rules give the minority party, in this case the Republicans, ample ability to snarl the legislative process in a chamber where much activity is conducted under agreements between majority and minority leadership.

    Republicans could force multiple votes on mundane matters, slow walk administration nominations, force Democrats to spend days teeing up bills for debate and require lengthy bills to be read in full. In 2005, Democrats threatened to bring the Senate to a halt using similar tactics when Republicans said they would strip them of the ability to filibuster judicial nominations. That showdown was averted.

    Now, Republicans would run some political risk of being portrayed as obstructing health care and other initiatives sought by a popular new president if they were seen as shutting down the Senate out of pique.”

    Between now and October 15 – the date the Democrats have set as a deadline to achieve a bi-partisan consensus on health insurance – expect a lot of posturing on both sides but in the end, the Democrats will probably choose to ram the measure through rather than risk the filibuster.

    The GOP can oppose the idea of national health insurance all they want. But with the president and the Democrats determined to pass it, all they realistically can do is go on record opposing it and then punish the Democrats in the senate by making their life miserable through their own parliamentary gimmicks.

  14. rosettasister Says:

    Obama’s Education Reform Immune to GOP Filibuster

    http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/8437/

    President Obama’s education reform proposals received a huge boost Friday, April 24th, when Democratic lawmakers announced they would include them along with health care reform in the appropriations process under rules that would prevent a Senate Republican filibuster. Instead of requiring 60 votes for passage in the Senate, the reform packages could be passed by a simple majority.

    Alexander agitated over centralization of student loans

    Posted by Greg Johnson on April 24, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/johnson/2009/04/alexander-agitated-over-centra.html

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., won a battle yesterday against further centralization by the Obama administration when an amendment sponsored by Alexander instructed Senate negotiators to preserve the private student loan business.

    The release from Alexander’s office said “nearly 12 million loans (come) through private lenders and only approximately 3 million under the Direct Loan Program (Fiscal Year 2008). In 2008, 4,421 schools (73 percent) used private lenders while 1,613 schools (27 percent) used the Direct Loan program. Alexander noted that schools choose which program to participate in, and that Congress should respect that choice.”

    Another blatant power grab by Obama averted – for now. But another crystal clear example of Obama’s predilection to see himself as savior, Washington as omniscient and omnipotent and the president’s complete lack of understanding of the basics of free enterprise and individual and institutional economic choice.

  15. rosettasister Says:

    Obama backs measure to restore fiscal discipline

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53O14H20090425

    President Barack Obama unveiled new steps on Saturday to restore U.S. fiscal discipline, including support for legislation that would require Congress to pay for any new programs by raising taxes or cutting other expenditures.

    Acknowledging that he had spent heavily to confront a historic economic crisis since taking office January 20, Obama said the country was on an unsustainable course and would have to make hard choices to bring the budget under control.

    (No kidding!)

    Obama’s Republican rivals blasted the high deficits in their own radio address, noting that spending was so out of control the United States was even being scolded by France over its finances.

    “The Democratic Congress passed a budget with such big deficits that it makes the United States literally ineligible to join France in the European Union,” said Republican Senator Lamar Alexander.

    “Now of course we don’t want to be in the European Union. We’re the United States of America. But French deficits are lower than ours, and their president has been running around sounding like a Republican — lecturing our president about spending so much,” he said.

  16. rosettasister Says:

    Lansing Michigan mayor thinks taxpayers should foot bill for UAW if Chrysler goes bankrupt

  17. rosettasister Says:

    Mike Huckabee

    Why is the Obama administration so focused on apologizing for America?

  18. rosettasister Says:

    O’Reilly Factor guest, Karl Rove, reacts on the CIA interrogation controversy and questions the timing of the release of documents among other topics.

  19. rosettasister Says:

    rghrdrgirl’s videos

    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=rghrdrgirl&view=videos

    including this one:

    Dude gets naked…..and then tazed. Ouch!

    bbl

  20. JAC Says:

    Hey everyone,….. 🙂

    with your love of music……….anyone have any good links to downloadable mp3 music that would work for a wedding?

  21. rosettasister Says:

    JAC Says:
    April 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Hey everyone,….. 🙂

    with your love of music……….anyone have any good links to downloadable mp3 music that would work for a wedding?

    ——————-

    JAC, in the immortal words of Sarah Palin, “You betcha!”

  22. rosettasister Says:

    MommaERadioRebels Says:
    April 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    —————————-

    Anything for you, Momma!

  23. rosettasister Says:

    I like this guy’s commentary at CNN. George W. Bush never gets any credit for the prescription drug benefit for the elderly.

    Commentary: Obama should think small on health care reform

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/24/feehery.health.care/?eref=rss_politics&iref=polticker

    Around the turn of the century, another need was identified. The Medicare program didn’t include a prescription drug benefit.

    The grass-roots efforts were pretty straightforward: Seniors wanted help in paying for the drugs that kept them alive.

    It was the most difficult vote I have ever seen in my life. You wouldn’t think spending $400 billion would be that hard. But it was. Conservatives didn’t want to expand government with a new expensive entitlement.

    The Democratic leadership didn’t want to give Republicans a victory, especially on an issue as popular as prescription drugs, and although there was bipartisan support, ultimately, for the final bill, it was a hard-fought bipartisanship.

    And when the vote came on the House floor, it was basically a tie for three hours.

    Three hours while opponents scrambled to kill it. Three hours while proponents scrambled to pass it.

    It was truly a remarkable compromise and an impressive accomplishment. And it remains a popular program that actually saves lives.

    I go through this history because I think it helps put the current debate in some perspective. Passing universal health care is hard — and perhaps impossible. If it were easy, it would have been done by now.

    Taking incremental steps is more effective and usually more successful. And trying to craft a bipartisan solution is essential.

    The president and his team have learned a few things from the Clinton experience.

    First, they have shied away from creating a huge bureaucracy that will scare the public.

    Second, they don’t have a controversial figure, like a Hillary Clinton, driving the process.

    Third, they have decided to let Congress lead the process, not the administration.

    And fourth, they are working hard to get some buy-in from the business community.

    But those aren’t the only lessons to learn from past efforts. The Obama administration and its allies need to remember that pushing a product that is too big and too partisan may lead to its doom.

    They have seemingly decided to adopt health care under budget reconciliation, a procedural maneuver that allows it to pass with a simple majority, making the Republicans irrelevant to the process.

    And they still seem intent on their big plans.

    Daniel Burnham was a great architect, and his admonition to “make no little plans” may fit well when it comes to building a city. But when it comes to building a health care policy that can get enacted, if history is any judge, making small, bipartisan plans is the surer way to success.

  24. rosettasister Says:

    JAC,

    When you gettin’ hitched?

    Rose

  25. JAC Says:

    Rose

    May 23
    An outside wedding, weather permitting with reception at the horse riding club. The wedding will be on their grounds…. it is quite beautiful there.

  26. sisterrosetta Says:

    Oh that sounds so beautiful!

    Wish I could be a fly on the horse!

  27. JAC Says:

    Rose

    lol, I have called in many favors owed,
    The place is being rented to me for free.
    I hooked up with a wedding consultant who is just getting her business started, so for photos and a referral she is donating almost all the decorations, silk flowers and her services for free.
    entertainment is a friend who is preforming as his wedding gift.
    I am making and decorating my own cake.
    The Pastor is also a friend and fellow Ham radio operator.
    Basically, I am out the cost of food for the reception for 50 people.

    thank God, because money is very tight right now….

  28. rosettasister Says:

    Good thing I’m not a conspiracy theorist!

    Venture capital firm set to reap rewards on swine flu

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/wtMostRead/idUKN2445216420090424

    http://www.kpcb.com/

  29. rosettasister Says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Swine Flu in NYC?

    (Paul is one of my favorite vloggers. I know him from HillaryClintonForum.)

    Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico Spreading to California, Texas and Possibly Beyond — 4.24.09

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Another YouTube from Paul:

    Glenn Beck & Bill O’Reilly: GE, NBC & MSNBC in Corruption Racket with Barack Obama Admin? — 4.23.09

  31. j.b. Says:

    http://drudgereport.com/

    RUT ROH! (the red ink headline)

  32. j.b. Says:

    …at the top. on the left.

  33. j.b. Says:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/04252009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/100_days__100_mistakes_166177.htm?page=0

    100 days. A list of 100 mistakes. *sigh* Sure seems like a helluva lot longer than days, donut?

  34. rosettasister Says:

    JAC – I hope you check back. Here’s a few. Maybe you’ll like one or two. I know not everyone shares my bizarro taste in music!

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747463/d8e14fc6/Wedding_Songs-_Atlantic_Star_-_I_will_love_you_so_for_Always.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747498/c8ab8a81/_3__Waylon_Jennings_-_Kisses_Sweeter_Than_Wine.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747553/f20e7632/Peter_Paul__Mary_-_Wedding_Song__There_Is_Love_.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747615/7d47a85a/smokey_robinson_-_Wedding_Song.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747710/cef36e2/The_Bee_Gees-Love_Songs-18-Wedding_Day.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747736/d7baf155/Wedding_Songs-_I_Dont_Know_Much_But_I_Know_I_Love_You.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747781/aa2abd3d/80s_-_Billy_Idol_-_White_Wedding.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747851/14d8844d/Tracy_Chapman_-_The_Wedding_Song.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747874/56841240/Sade_-_All_About_Our_Love.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101747958/6cc656de/12_-_I_Dig_You__LP_Version_.html

    http://www.4shared.com/file/101748005/38b2f5ff/_2__12_-_Darling_Be_Home_Soon.html

    This is one of my favorite rhymes of all time – “dawdled” and “toddled”

    But darling be home soon
    I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled
    My darling be home soon
    It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since I toddled
    For the great relief of having you to talk to

    Who knew to toddle was a verb?!

    toddle

    “to run or walk with short, unsteady steps,” c.1600, Scottish and northern British, of uncertain origin, possibly a back-formation of toddler, or related to totter (1534);

    an earlier sense of “to toy, play” is found c.1500.

    Toddler “toddling child” is first recorded 1793.

  35. rosettasister Says:

    WHO declares swine flu public health emergency of international concern

    http://www.cjbk.com/news/56/918269

    Chan said the viruses causing infections in Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States are “genetically the same” – a never-before-seen hybrid containing genes from swine viruses from the Americas and Asia as well as some genes from avian and human flu viruses.

    Scientists at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have typed and sequenced virus samples from Mexico over the past several days.

    “This is an interesting virus. It’s a brand new virus, not only to humans but to the world,” Dr. Frank Plummer, scientific director of Canada’s national lab, said at an Ottawa news conference on Friday.

    “About 80 per cent of the virus is highly related to a North American body of swine flu that’s been around for a number of years, but about 20 per cent of it comes from an Eurasian variety of swine flu first seen in Thailand, so it’s recombined to create something totally new.”

    “How it did that, where it did it, when it did it, I don’t think we know yet.”

  36. rosettasister Says:

    Speculation

    http://english.ohmynews.com/ArticleView/article_view.asp?menu=A11100&no=385142&rel_no=1&back_url=

    How Did It Happen?

    The Campaign for Responsible Transplantation (CRT) has warned that animal-to-human organ and tissue transplantation [xenotransplantation] conducted by Doctor Valdes-Gonzalez on Mexico’s diabetic children may have encouraged the recombinant strain into being.

    At the same time an outbreak of H5N1 in Egypt right now appears to demonstrate something else that is unusual — asymptomatic bird flu in human beings.

  37. rosettasister Says:

    Key Facts about Swine Flu

    http://www.china.org.cn/health/2009-04/26/content_17673020.htm

    Is there a vaccine for swine flu?

    Vaccines are available to be given to pigs to prevent swine influenza. There is no vaccine to protect humans from swine flu. The seasonal influenza vaccine will likely help provide partial protection against swine H3N2, but not swine H1N1 viruses.

  38. rosettasister Says:

    Ill-based Baxter working on swine flu vaccine

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-swineflu-baxter,0,3167746.story

    Specialty drug maker Baxter International Inc. will work with the World Health Organization to develop a vaccine that could stem an outbreak of a deadly swine flu strain in Mexico.

    Baxter spokesman Christopher Bona said Saturday that the Deerfield, Ill.-based company has asked the WHO for a sample of the flu strain.

    He says Baxter has patented technology that allows the company to develop vaccines in half the time it usually takes — about 13 weeks instead of 26.

    There have been 20 confirmed deaths in Mexico of the swine flu, with nonfatal cases also confirmed in Kansas and California.

    Humans don’t have a natural immunity to swine flu strain that emerged in Mexico in March. Officials have warned the outbreak could become a global epidemic.

  39. rosettasister Says:

    Global flu epidemic fear rises, more U.S. cases

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53N22820090426

    The WHO says the virus from 12 of the Mexican patients is genetically the same as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in the people in California and Texas, who have recovered.

  40. rosettasister Says:

    81 feared dead from swine flu in Mexico, global fears rise

    http://www.livenews.com.au/news/world/81-feared-dead-from-swine-flu-in-mexico-global-fears-rise/2009/4/26/204177

    “The most worrying fact is that it appears to transmit from human to human.”

    WHO spokesman Thomas Abraham

    “With infections in many different communities as we’re seeing, we don’t think that containment is feasible,” said Anne Schuchat of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    The CDC said some of the Mexican victims had died from the same new strain of swine flu that affected eight people in Texas and California.

    Dave Daigle, of the CDC, said a bird flu strain, two swine flu strains and a human strain had combined for the first time.

    “The most worrying fact is that it appears to transmit from human to human,” said WHO spokesman Thomas Abraham.

  41. rosettasister Says:

    http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2009/04/25/asia_on_alert_after_swine_flu_outbreak/

    Scientists have warned for years about the potential for a pandemic caused by viruses that mix genetic material from humans and animals.

    No vaccine specifically protects against swine flu, and it is unclear how much protection current human flu vaccines might offer.

  42. rosettasister Says:

    Well, I think I’ve scared myself enough for one day!

    Good night, good people!

    My thoughts are with the Mexican parents who are grieving for their children.

  43. j.b. Says:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/04/blaspheme.html

    So the story about Barry and the mexican flu bug is now gone from Drudge, an apparent non-story. But hey! Lookit this.
    No words.

  44. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    http://thejoyfm.com/Article.asp?id=1270884&spid=18832

    Local Radio Freedom Act

    “In short, the money would flow out of your community and into the pockets of the record labels – the great majority of which are foreign-owned. The record labels would like for you to think this is all about compensating the artists, but in truth the record labels would get at least 50% of the proceeds from a tax on local radio.”

  45. zenstorm Says:

    Jac, “your love is better than chocolate ” by Sarah McLaughlin…..To bad I live way up here, Im a Reverend, I only married one couple before.
    I was bar tending in Taos New Mexico, and a couple came in from Texas wanting to get married….I married them in the fiesta gazebo outside the restaurant I was working at….
    love is a spontanious and strange thing….good luck to you and may the good Lord bless you and yours for all your days to come together!! Cheers!

  46. ddlew Says:

    100 days in office, coronated Messiah
    Arms outstretched, he wears crown of thorns on his brow

    Posted: April 25, 2009
    7:13 pm Eastern

    By Drew Zahn
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    “The Truth” by Michael D’Antuono

    On his 100th day in office, President Obama will be “crowned” in messianic imagery at New York City’s Union Square.

    Artist Michael D’Antuono’s painting “The Truth” – featuring Obama with his arms outstretched and wearing a crown of thorns upon his head – will be unveiled on April 29 at the Square’s South Plaza.

    According to a statement released about the portrait, “The 30″ x 54″ acrylic painting on canvas depicts President Obama appearing much like Jesus Christ on the Cross: atop his head, a crown of thorns; behind him, the dark veil being lifted (or lowered) on the Presidential Seal. But is he revealing or concealing, and is he being crucified or glorified?”

    Even the title of the piece, “The Truth,” suggests a play on biblical themes, as Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

    Get “The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values” and learn about the looming hostile attack on Judeo-Christian values and freedoms Americans hold dear

    “More than a presidential portrait,” writes D’Antuono on a website touting the painting, “‘The Truth’ is a politically, religiously and socially-charged statement on our nation’s current political climate and deep partisan divide that is sure to create a dialogue.”

    Like others in the news who have depicted Obama in Christ-like imagery, D’Antuono insists he isn’t claiming the man is Messiah, but only inviting “individual interpretations.”

    “‘The Truth,’ like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder,” claims the exhibit’s press release.

    D’Antuono even invites the public to email him with reactions to the piece, answering his posed question, “What’s your truth?”

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=96138

  47. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning, America! How are you on this lazy Sunday morning?! (10:30 AM Pacific)

    Barack in the clear after health scare

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25391071-2703,00.html

  48. rosettasister Says:

    From article linked above:

    US public health officials are still largely in the dark about what is happening in Mexico two weeks after the outbreak was recognised, the paper reported.

    Asked at a news conference yesterday whether the number of swine flu cases found daily in Mexico was increasing – a key determinant in understanding whether an epidemic is spreading – Anne Schuchat, an interim deputy director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said: “I do not know the answer to those questions.”

    As of late yesterday, US officials had reported 11 domestic cases, none fatal. Last night, Mexican health officials reported more than 1300 suspected cases and 81 deaths “probably linked to the virus”.

    Authorities throughout Central America have issued alerts to prevent the outbreak from spreading. Guatemala ordered tighter control yesterday of its northern border with Mexico.

    In a protective campaign, Brazil is intensifying vigilance at seaports, airports and borders to check all travellers, luggage, aircrafts and ships.

  49. rosettasister Says:

    “A bomb hidden in a football”

    Pakistan urges Taliban to lay down arms

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUKISL218026._CH_.2420

    * Pakistan urges Taliban to lay down arms

    * Army says scores of militants killed

    * Militants say offensive violation of peace pact

    “These extremists have no other option but to lay down arms because the government is serious in flushing them out,” interior ministry chief Rehman Malik told Reuters.

    On Saturday, 12 children were killed by a bomb hidden in a football in Lower Dir and Malik on Sunday blamed the Taliban.

    “The Taliban have exposed their real face by killing innocent children,” Malik earlier said in a statement.

    As the clash erupted between the security forces and the militants in Dir, thousands of people rallied in Buner to call on the government and the Taliban to avoid conflict. Residents fear they will have to flee their homes.

  50. rosettasister Says:

    Maulana Shahid Dead

    Pakistan begins new offensive against Taliban in northwest

    http://www.samaylive.com/news/pakistan-begins-new-offensive-against-taliban-in-northwest-620749/620749.html

    Pakistani paramilitary troops backed by helicopter gunships Sunday launched a new assault against Taliban militants in a restive region that was put under Islamic rule two weeks ago after a controversial truce, the military said.The operation started in Lower Dir district of the Malakand division in the North-West Frontier Province after a series of statements and violent actions by the militants challenging the government’s writ.

    “On the request of the provincial government and people of Dir, Frontier Corps (paramilitary forces) started (an) operation early this morning against suspected militant hideouts in Islampura and Lal Qila in Lower Dir,” the military said in a statement.

    According to the statement, “scores of militants” were killed in intense fight around the Kala Daag village. An important local militant commander was among the dead.

    Private television channels identified the commander as Maulana Shahid.

    One soldier was also killed and four were wounded in heavy exchange of fire, which continued until late afternoon.

  51. rosettasister Says:

    ***Warning – Graphic!!!***

    Pakistan: Taliban murder couple – Taliban ermorden Paar

    The person who uploaded this video linked this site:

    http://www.pi-news.org/

  52. Tenacity Says:

    Well, have you gotten your bottle of MMS yet? Don’t listen to the BS people. This flu strain is no coincident. Is it not obvious that this stuff was created in a lab? Who engineered SARS? I hope the Asian Secret Society unleashes their 100,000 assassins now. How long are we going to stand by and allow the Luciferians to rule the world?

  53. rosettasister Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    April 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I hope the Asian Secret Society unleashes their 100,000 assassins now.

    ———————————————————————————

    What’s that all about?!

  54. rosettasister Says:

    As usual, Obama tells only half-truths. He inherited for FY2009 – 8.3% of GDP and raised that to at least – 13.1% of GDP. I wonder if the deficit hawks in Congress really did get anything in return for reconciliation on health care reform.

    ———————————————–

    “We came into office facing a budget deficit of $1.3 trillion
    for this year alone, and the cost of confronting our economic
    crisis is high. But we cannot settle for a future of rising
    deficits and debts that our children cannot pay.” – U.S. President
    Barack Obama

    “The Democratic Congress passed a budget with such big
    deficits that it makes the United States literally ineligible to
    join France in the European Union.” – Republican U.S. Senator
    Lamar Alexander.

    From lamaralexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander Delivers Weekly Republican Address
    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, delivered the weekly Republican address. He said, “We say find more American energy and use less. Energy that’s as clean as possible, as reliable as possible, and at as low a cost as possible. And one place to start is with 100 more nuclear plants.”

  55. rosettasister Says:

    McCain: Torture memo prosecution bad idea

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/26/McCain-Torture-memo-prosecution-bad-idea/UPI-99281240765551/

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the legal justification for harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists was faulty but did not warrant criminal prosecution.

    McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Bush administration officials may have given bad legal advice, but they should not face charges.

    “It is well known what happened, but are you going to prosecute people for giving bad legal advice?” McCain asked.

    McCain said going after former Bush administration officials might “settle some old political scores” but would not accomplish much else. He said the memos had already been condemned by the “court of public opinion.”

    McCain said President Barack Obama added “gasoline to the fire” by releasing the memos used to justify waterboarding and other rough tactics and urged the nation to instead remain focused on the unfinished war against terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  56. rosettasister Says:

    Democrats’ Stealth Approach to Universal Health Care

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/04/democrats_stealth_approach_to.html

    What ever happened to President Obama’s promise of an open government?

    All Americans should be concerned about the partisan Democrat shenanigans taking place this weekend.

    Congressional leaders and the White House are spending the weekend hammering out final details of the proposed $3.5 trillion FY 2010 budget bill, with no Republican input, in a push toward final approval of the 2010 budget proposal by Wednesday.

    This would give President Obama something to crow about on Wednesday, when he plans to enumerate to the American people, during prime time, his accomplishments in100 days in office.

    Because health care is one of the big drivers of government spending in Obama’s budget — nationalized health care for Democrats has been a dream since FDR — Democrats have decided to use a process called “reconciliation” to pass the budget bill in the Senate (Reconciliation waives the need for a super majority vote of 60; a majority vote will do.), so there is no chance that Republicans will be able to derail the bill.

    Also distressing is that debate will be limited without the possibility of amendments. This sounds like a power grab to me.

  57. rosettasister Says:

    Keep health care reform bill on a bipartisan track

    Sen. Kent Conrad should insist on rules that would force reform proposals to win 60 Senate votes.

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/116430/

    If Democrats open the door to the GOP, there’s a good chance the party will walk through. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is confident that he and Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., could craft a bipartisan bill.

    And besides the political gain, a bipartisan bill benefits from the core insights of both parties.

    “There is a very appealing philosophical truce within the Senate’s grasp,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told The Associated Press.

    “Democrats are right on the idea that we’ve got to cover everybody.

    Republicans have been right on the role of the private sector.

    …You meld those philosophical views, and you are on your way to 68 to 70 votes.”

    In 1965, Medicare passed the Senate, 68-21. In 1996, welfare reform passed, 74-24.

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 71-29. The Americans with Disabilities Act: 76-8.

    Great laws get much of their staying power from the great majorities they amass. Health care reform will be no different.

    The actions taken this week will help determine whether the massive reform passes with bipartisan or merely partisan support.

    Democrats court the latter at their peril.

  58. rosettasister Says:

    Approach may widen partisan divisions

    http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090426/COLUMNISTS20/904260386/1008/NEWS01/Approach+may+widen+partisan+divisions

    This year, the GOP intends to have a place at the negotiating table on the terms of health-care revisions and other major legislation. Reconciliation would make the Republicans unneeded and irrelevant — and very angry.

    Some GOP lawmakers have been participating in the early talks about what health-care revision should look like. If the Democrats used their nuclear weapon of reconciliation, the other side of the political aisle would cease talks and look for ways to delay and derail Democratic initiatives.

    In truth, not all Democrats want to go nuclear with reconciliation.

    But White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag still want the reconciliation option.

  59. rosettasister Says:

    As far as I can tell, Dems are the only ones talking about this, which makes me think they’re worried a back-room deal was cut.

    http://liberaloklahoma.blogspot.com/2009/04/budget-and-social-securitys-supposed.html

    Since the House and Senate version were difference, it goes to what is called a conference committee, where appointed people from each house get together and work out the differences.

    It is said that the version that comes out will include reconciliation at the urging of the Obama Administration.

    It is also been implied that the administration had to give something up to get it. What was it?

    Some are saying a more permanent patch in the Alternative Minimum Tax and more strict pay as you go rules.

    The big one though could be a long heard proposal from the two top Senators on the Budget Committee, Republican Judd Gregg and Democrat Kent Conrad:

    “The 110th Congress is barely two months old, but several lawmakers have introduced proposals to create “entitlement commissions” that would be charged with formulating policies to address projected long-term fiscal challenges in Social Security and Medicare.

    The plans have surfaced just as there are increasing concerns on Capitol Hill about the fiscal gap — that is, the amount of spending reduction or tax increases needed to keep the national debt as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) at or below the current ratio.”

  60. rosettasister Says:

    eVerify?

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2236188/posts?page=64#64

    To: justiceseeker93; TankerKC; LucyT; Calpernia; BP2; Kevmo; ckilmer; Fred Nerks; null and void; …
    The most critical question is, “Is Obama a Natural Born Citizen, within the Constitutional meaning of that clause?” The issue of whether or not he attended that high school is minute compared to the question of constitutional eligibility for POTUS.
    Somebody oughta put Obama’s fingerprints through ORBIS or other online criminal tracking systems. His DNA should also be tracked.
    Calpernia put out the BEST remedy for American citizens looking to determine the origins of some of these creeps running for office. We need to get this actuated NOW.
    PASS THE WORD to state and federal legislators, political leaders, media, etc: eVerify is already in place for employers. We need to eVerify incumbents and all politicans running for office—-their staffs AND donors.
    We need to register all political organizations so that Americans could enter the names of politicians wanting to run for public office.
    The current eVerify Dept holds the position that politicians don’t work for us, they work for the government. Nonsense—–we are the citizens that vet them, vote for them, and pay their salaries. We need to confirm EVERY candidates’ immigration status. Pass the word.
    ——————————————–
    In other news—-another Third Worlder thumbs his nose at US law. A latino who holds state office in NY was exposed as a fraud—he does not live in the district he represents. eVerify would determine whether the scumbag is actually a US citizen.

    64 posted on Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:17:42 AM by Liz

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2236188/posts?page=65#65

    To: Liz
    Duncan D. Hunter, R, CA just introduced a bill to make eVerify mandatory.
    Duncan D. Bump!

    65 posted on Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:29:15 AM by Calpernia

  61. rosettasister Says:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2235941/posts?page=51#51

    To: cycle of discernment

    “FEC shows more than $1 million paid to top law firm since election..”.

    The money went to one lawyer, Bob Bauer, and not to the whoole law firm.

    And,

    NO, it is not legal because the lawsuits began before Obama was inaugurated as President

    51 posted on Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:13:16 PM by Polarik

  62. rosettasister Says:

    Well, I guess we know how David Arnett feels!

    Obama’s first 100 days in trust

    Sunday, 26 April 2009

    By David Arnett

    http://www.tulsatoday.com/newsdesk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1946&Itemid=2

    “Scalia stated that [Obama’s eligibility case] would be heard if I can get four people to hear it. He repeated, you need four for the argument. I got a feeling that he was saying that one of these four that call themselves constitutionalists went to the other side,” Taitz said. “He did not say that it is a political question, he did not say that it is for the legislature to decide. He did not say that Quo Warranto is antiquated or not appropriate. No, just get four,” she said.

    She then bought Scalia’s book and waited in line to get it autographed. “I gave him the books to sign and asked, ‘Tell me what to do, what can I do, those soldiers [her plaintiffs] can be court-martialed for asking a legitimate question, who is the president, is he legitimate.’ He said, ‘Bring the case, I’ll hear it, I don’t know about others.'”

    The Supreme Court today is considered to have mainly a 4-4 conservative-liberal split, with one swing vote on most issues. On the conservative side generally are Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Anthony Kennedy often is the swing vote. The liberal side frequently includes Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

  63. ryansgrammy Says:

    Tenacity — I agree with you about the this flu and I am taking my MMS! Thanks for the discussion of MMS weeks ago.

  64. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    Tenacity Says:
    April 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I hope the Asian Secret Society unleashes their 100,000 assassins now.

    ———————————————————————————

    What’s that all about?!
    ********************************************************
    Some believe that their are those in Asia that have no intention of rolling over for the Illuminati/Luciferian’s plans for population reduction. (SARS, bird flu, swine flu, etc…) Some believe that there is an assasin force in place to go directly after top level members if it comes down to it.

    I’m pretty sure that I can recall someone from this blog, long ago, stating that going after them directly was the only real solution…Hmm, I wonder who that could have been. 😉

  65. Troy Says:

    If anyone would like to get better educated about the new swine flu and what is not told to you by the MSM, then go here.

    [audio src="http://www.projectcamelot.org/Dr_Bill_Deagle_Jeff_Rense_24_April_2009.mp3" /]

  66. Troy Says:

    More here

    http://www.projectcamelot.org/

  67. Tenacity Says:

    Rose,
    Go to Project Camelot’s site and watch the Benjamin Fulford interview.

  68. Tenacity Says:

    Here’s the link: http://projectcamelot.org/benjamin_fulford.html

  69. Troy Says:

    Ten, I sent you an email.

  70. Troy Says:

    Ten, Alex Jones also reports on it here.

    http://obambi.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/testtheflu/

  71. LadyTexan Says:

    MTV Warns Against Martial Law And Concentration Camps?

    http://rightsoup.com/mtv-warns-against-martial-law-and-concentration-camps/

  72. Tenacity Says:

    Lady Tex,
    You watch MTV?

  73. Tenacity Says:

    Troy,
    Joseph Farrell is no slouch. He seems reliably knowledgeable.
    I hope BR & KC are able to connect with Mary. If we live through this nightmare, I may become a Soap writer. This reality is so much stranger than fiction that one must be unimaginative to write fiction these days. Who would have thought that the terrorist seem almost tame in comparison to the fascists world elite. So we all stand by while the U.S. is being raped and pillaged. We must do more than just pray, put up dry goods and take MMS. I have seen numerous knowing persons say that it can still be turned around. So all you lurkers out their…WAKE UP and shake somebody else to consciousness! We only need another 10 million or so aware and ready to take a stand.

  74. Troy Says:

    When the new ultra liberal administration is so vile that the gay community starts singing praises for Dick Cheney, of all people, then that’s when you know the worm is really beginning to turn.

    Great article from HillBuzz.

    http://hillbuzz.org/2009/04/27/brace-yourselves-for-this-because-we-can-hardly-believe-it-ourselves-but-we-really-miss-having-dick-cheney-around/

  75. j.b. Says:

    No kidding, Troy. Here’s a bit more from HillBuzz.
    Make the call! (I did) It takes 14 seconds! Seriously.

    Today is the last day you can call your Senators and urge them to vote against confirming Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Awkward Gross Kissing Health & Human Services.

    The reasons we oppose her nomination are threefold:

    (1) Her disastrous performance as Governor of Kansas is chock full of more chaos and ineptitude than a carload of dropouts from Barnum & Bailey’s clown college.

    (2) An H&HS Secretary needs to be someone with the assertiveness, skill, and bare-knuckles-brawling acumen of an Ed Rendell or Hillary Clinton. Kathleen Sebelius is like sending in a wobbly Segway scooter to do the job of a Sherman tank. On top of this, she has the uncanny ability to make people fall asleep while she speaks, and is probably the most dispassionate and ineffective Governor of any state around today.

    (3) If Kathleen Sebelius is a multi-millionaire who can’t bother to pay her taxes correctly, and doesn’t have the sense, morals, or ability to hire competent accountants to do that for her, then why on Earth should we trust her with the complicated and gargantuan budget H&HS will carve up in the years ahead? Personally, we wouldn’t trust her with a mildly active eBay account, let alone trillions in spending over the next four years.

    If you don’t want to see this uninspiring, ineffective, shoddy, tax-dodging, inept, Governor become our next H&HS Secretary, then please call your Senators today and tell them to vote against her. Tomorrow is her confirmation hearing, so this is your very last chance. Let’s light up the switchboards like a Christmas tree:

    Senate Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

    Senator Brownback: (202) 224-6521 (what appears to be the deciding vote in this)

    You can use whatever reason you feel is best not to support her, but her ineptitude, failure to pay taxes, and poor fit for the job are our three big reasons for wanting to see this nomination rejected (in favor of someone much more qualified, like Ed Rendell).

  76. rosettasister Says:

    IMF says national deficits to remain sky-high

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/79de92aa-329e-11de-8116-00144feabdc0.html

    Budget deficits across the industrialised world will remain sky-high next year in spite of reduced spending on fiscal stimulus packages, the International Monetary Fund warned on Sunday.

    It said the Group of 20 leading economies taken together would run a budget deficit of 6.5 per cent next year compared with 6.6 per cent in 2009.

    The huge deficits owe more to weakness in the world’s big economies than to discretionary spending on stimulus packages, which is set to decline in 2010.

    The IMF said on Sunday the UK deficit would rise from 9.8 per cent of gross domestic product this year to 10.9 per cent next,

    while the deficit in Japan would increase to 9.6 per cent of GDP.

    (I find it strange that whoever wrote this article omitted the numbers for FY 2009 for some countries, including the United States. Can it be that these numbers are so far off the charts, no one dares to speak of them?!)

    (Anyway, our own CBO puts FY 2009 at 13.1 per cent of GDP. And the last projection from the Strategas Group was 13.5 per cent of GDP. Again, the only other time we’ve seen deficits this bad was during WW II.)

    It predicted that the US deficit would inch lower, but to a still high 8.8 per cent of GDP.

    (This is for FY 2010. And our own CBO puts that number at 9.6 per cent of GDP.)

    The biggest deterioration would come in Germany, the IMF forecast, with the deficit jumping from 4.7 per cent of GDP to 6.1 per cent.

    The deficit will also move higher in France, to 6.5 per cent of GDP.

  77. rosettasister Says:

    Probably safe to say most everyone here in the “Strongly Disapprove” category.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

    Date 04/27/2009
    Presidential Approval Index +5
    Strongly Approve 35%
    Strongly Disapprove 30%
    Total Approve 55%
    Total Disapprove 44%

  78. rosettasister Says:

    Found at Hugh Hewitt. Thank you, Mr. Hewitt.

    H1N1 Swine Flu Map

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=106484775090296685271.0004681a37b713f6b5950&ll=32.639375,-110.390625&spn=15.738151,25.488281&z=5

  79. zenstorm Says:

    It has been said that obama had come into contact with a mexican gentleman who just died of the flu days ago.
    Now as un Cristian like as this may sound, wouldnt it be fitting that Obama expires from a disease named “Swine” flu.
    Oh, if only!….well, Im the rouge blogger, most of you refuse to even respond to me, so fitting that I might just be vulgar and come right out and say it….I think it would be terribly satirical if obamas demise was caused by the SWINE flu….It would forever be repeated in literature for generations to come…he woudnt lay victim to martyrdom by the act of an assassination, of which many fear is probable.
    I must say if the inevitable were to come true, I personally would prefer the swine to be the culprit.

  80. rosettasister Says:

    zenstorm Says:
    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    well, Im the rouge blogger, most of you refuse to even respond to me

    ——————————————————————————–

    sorry you feel that way, zen.

    but being a “rogue blogger” sounds kinda cool!

    I’m a bit of a “rogue” myself!

    You do have me curious about your true story, though.

    Why not post it when you get a chance?

    There have been fewer posts of late, so it’s easier for me to see most everything.

    rose

  81. rosettasister Says:

    A message to all members of DontGo Movement

    In just nine days our poll over at TaxDayTeaParty.com has almost 5,000 votes with just under 100% of them saying the CNN attack on the Tea Party Movement was offensive.

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    http://www.cnnoffensive.com

    WE NEED YOU TO DO TWO THINGS RIGHT NOW!

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    Sign the petition and contact the sponsors ASAP!

    http://www.cnnoffensive.com

    Tweet the link, blog about the campaign, email your friends and contacts, and let’s get this thing moving!

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  82. rosettasister Says:

    Hadn’t seen these yet:

    newsbusted

    April 21, 2009

    April 24, 2009

  83. rosettasister Says:

    Karl Rove weighs in on Obama’s first 100 days

  84. rosettasister Says:

    Reconciliation Watch

    Sen. Isakson weighs in on health care debate

  85. rosettasister Says:

    Keeping track of Obama’s kept and broken campaign promises

  86. rosettasister Says:

    Reconcilation: A Roadway to Mangled Healthcare Reform Legislation

    Monday, April 27, 2009

    http://www.glgroup.com/News/Reconcilation–A-Roadway-to-Mangled-Healthcare-Reform-Legislation-38016.html

    Analysis:

    It is important to note that reconciliation procedure are largely limited to issues involving the budget and have several important exclusions.

    Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia precluded the use of reconciliation during the Clinton administration as it applied to health care.

    Assuming that both parties permit the use of reconciliation, important discussions regarding health care reform will never take place.

    The Obama’s administration health care bill will be the most significant entitlement since the Social Security Act and Medicare.

    Limiting discussion on health care reform legislation will substantially impair its impact on the economy. Clearly our current system is broken.

    Unfortunately there is no model of successful health care reform enacted in any nation as large as the United States.

    (Wishful thinking!)

    Barack Obama and his staff, students of history,energized to change policies have a broad base of knowledge to consider many options as it applies to health care reform.

    Hopefully, the momentum of charisma will be modulated by his intelligence and sense of history.

  87. rosettasister Says:

    I like this blogger — Pejman Yousefzadeh

    The Bulldozer That Is Reconciliation

    http://newledger.com/2009/04/the-bulldozer-that-is-reconciliation/

    Klein does not mention that the Byrd rule can be invoked via a point of order in the Senate and that a three-fifths vote is required to waive it.

    Because the Democrats are short of three-fifths, it is possible for Republicans to slow down the reconciliation bulldozer. And they had better.

    Given the complexities of health care reform, restricting debate to a mere 20 hours and putting a cap on the nature of amendments represents rushed policymaking.

    And we all recall what kinds of things happened

    http://www.chequer-board.net/story/2009/2/19/0182/50978

    the last time policymaking was rushed,

    http://www.chequer-board.net/story/2009/2/14/35120/2034

    now don’t we?

  88. rosettasister Says:

    • APRIL 27, 2009

    National Health Care With 51 Votes

    Ramming a bill through Congress is not in the public interest.

    By JOHN E. SUNUNU

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124078888721857543.html

    The threat to use reconciliation to drive through dramatic policy changes such as a national health-care program also destroys any incentive for good-faith negotiations over the details between the Democrats and Republicans.

    The president’s message is clear: He wants to include reconciliation as an option in case he doesn’t like the way discussions are going.

    Why should anyone negotiate with him in good faith with such a threat hanging over the deliberations?

    Taking a bipartisan approach means committing to working with the other side, not just offering to talk until things don’t go your way.

    Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton governed effectively by coupling the vision of an outsider with irrepressible self-confidence.

    Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon used the depth of their insider knowledge to coax the Congress into moving their policies forward.

    Barack Obama brings neither of these traits to the Oval Office.

    Misusing reconciliation undermines him on two counts:

    It shows a lack of confidence in his own ability to pass an agenda using the regular legislative order.

    And it exposes his limited experience with the history, traditions and temperament of the U.S. Congress.

  89. rosettasister Says:

    Republican Reaction – “a very untidy place”

    http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=58216

    Congressional Republican leaders, who have been opposed to reconciliation, say that health care is too important to be passed with only a simple majority (New York Times, 4/25).

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the inclusion of reconciliation language in the compromise resolution “would make it absolutely clear [that Democrats] intend to carry out their plans on a purely partisan basis” (Washington Post, 4/25).

    Congressional Republicans have said that if reconciliation is used to restrict a filibuster on health care, they also will use procedural tools to prevent the passage of the resolution.

    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) said, “The floor of the Senate will become a very untidy place if they start using reconciliation for major policy” (New York Times, 4/25).

  90. rosettasister Says:

    Exclusive: Let’s Declassify Obama’s Birth Certificate Along With the ‘Torture’ Memos

    http://familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.3088/pub_detail.asp

  91. rosettasister Says:

    These poor people cannot catch a break!

    Earthquake hits Mexico City

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021545.stm

  92. rosettasister Says:

    Air Force One Backup Rattles New York Nerves

    http://defendourfreedoms.net/2009/04/27/air-force-one-backup-rattles-new-york-nerves.aspx

  93. rosettasister Says:

    Netanyahu expected to cancel his visit?!

    Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, is due to see President Obama on 28 May. Other White House meetings, with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president are also expected around the same time.

    (I certainly hope the following isn’t true!)

    Netanyahu was scheduled to fly to Washington to meet Obama in May 2009. But on April 16, the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported that Netanyahu was expected to cancel his visit amid an assessment that Obama would refuse to meet the Israeli prime minister.

  94. rosettasister Says:

    I remember having a similar discussion at another forum about “depopulation.”

    Governments are usually not very good at keeping secrets and top secret documents somehow get into the hands of the public.

    Another poster had suggested that just such a document existed. So I asked for a reference, I’d like to see that.

    Anyway, I don’t know if any such document exists or not.

    But some of you may be interested in visiting the following site, if you haven’t already.

    Recommending only out of curiosity because I haven’t the faintest idea if any of this is true.

    Having said that, I’m pretty sure various governments around the world are keeping things from us. They probably believe it’s in our own best interest.

    As far as decreasing world population, I think the best solution is to develop the developing world. It will take time, but eventually the women in those countries will start having fewer and fewer children, as has happened in the industrialized world.

    And, yes, I know there are some enviro creeps who would just rather see people starve to death.

    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_sociopol_clubrome.htm#contents

  95. LadyTexan Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    April 27, 2009 at 5:58 am
    Lady Tex,
    You watch MTV?
    ************************

    No, I haven’t in many years. I found that at Right Soup. They didn’t know what to make of it, and I don’t either. Things that make you go hmmmmm……

  96. Tenacity Says:

    Lady Tex,
    You have restored my faith.

  97. Tenacity Says:

    New name for the pandemic: “When Pigs Fly Flu”.

  98. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    April 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    I remember having a similar discussion at another forum about “depopulation.”

    Governments are usually not very good at keeping secrets and top secret documents somehow get into the hands of the public.

    Another poster had suggested that just such a document existed. So I asked for a reference, I’d like to see that.

    Anyway, I don’t know if any such document exists or not.
    ********************************************************
    Rose, I have posted some of the documents here before….They are not classified….It’s like these people don’t even care if their agenda is known about….Several documents can be found at the Library of Congess….If you want to see and example of one of these documents, then Google, “Iron Mountain Report pdf”….If I remember correctly, I think page 66 or 68 will be a real eye opener.

  99. Troy Says:

    I’ll go ya one better….Here it is and I had the page numbers wrong….It’s pages 54 – 56
    *********************************************************
    ECOLOGICAL

    Considering the shortcomings of war as a mechanism of selective population control, it might appear that devising substitutes for this function should be comparatively simple. Schematically this is so, but the problem of timing the transition to a new ecological balancing device makes the feasibility of substitution less certain. It must be remembered that the limitation of war in this function is entirely eugenic. War has not been genetically progressive. But as a system of gross population control to preserve the species it cannot fairly be faulted. And, as has
    been pointed out, the nature of war is itself in transition. Current trends in warfare–the increased strategic bombing of civilians and the greater military importance now attached to the destruction of sources of supply (as opposed to purely “military” bases and personnel)—strongly suggest that a truly qualitative improvement is in the making. Assuming the war system is to continue, it is more than probably that the regressively selective quality of war will have been reversed, as its victims become more genetically representative of their
    societies. There is no question but that a universal requirement that procreation be limited to the products of artificial insemination would provide a fully adequate substitute control for population levels. Such a reproductive system would, of course, have the added advantage of being susceptible of direct eugenic management. Its predictable further development—conception and embryonic growth taking place wholly under laboratory conditions–would extend these controls to their logical conclusion. The ecological function of war under these circumstances would not only be superseded but surpassed in effectiveness. The indicated intermediate step–total control of conception with a variant of the ubiquitous “pill,” via water supplies or certain essential foodstuffs, offset by a controlled “antidote”—is already under development. There would appear to be no foreseeable need to revert to any of the outmoded practices referred to in the previous section (infanticide, etc.) as there might have been if the possibility of transition to peace had arisen two generations ago. The real question here, therefore, does not concern the viability of this war substitute, but the political problems involved in bringing it about. It cannot be established while the war system is still in effect. The reason for this is simple: excess population is tar material. As long as any society must contemplate even
    a remote possibility of war, it must maintain a maximum supportable
    population, even when so doing critically aggravates an economic liability. This is paradoxical, in view of war’s role in reducing excess population, but it is readily understood. War controls the general population level, but the ecological interest of any single society lies in maintaining its hegemony vis-a-vis other societies. The obvious analogy can be seen in any free-enterprise economy. Practices damaging to the society as a whole–both competitive and monopolistic–are abetted by the conflicting economic motives of individual capital interests. The obvious precedent can be found in the seemingly irrational
    political difficulties which have blacked universal adoption of simple birthcontrol methods. Nations desperately in need of increasing unfavorable production-consumption ratios are nevertheless unwilling to gamble their possible military requirements of twenty years hence for this purpose. Unilateral population control, as practiced in ancient Japan and in other isolated societies, is out of the question in today’s world.
    Since the eugenic solution cannot be achieved until the transition to the peace system takes place, why not wait? One must qualify the inclination to agree. As we noted earlier, a real possibility of an unprecedented global crisis of insufficiency exists today, which the war system may not be able to forestall. If this should come to pass before an agreed-upon transition to peace were completed, the result might be irrevocably disastrous. There is clearly no solution to this dilemma; it is a risk which must be taken. But it tends to support the view that if a decision is made to eliminate the war system, it were better done sooner than later.

    http://www.projectcamelot.org/Report_from_Iron_Mountain.pdf
    ********************************************************
    I personally do not think that it is acceptable for them to even discuss this…Period!!!

  100. rosettasister Says:

    Troy Says:
    April 27, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I will definitely have a look at the links all of you have provided.

    Thanks!

  101. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

    https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/global-meltdown-rule-no-1-do-the-math-by-hernando-de-soto/

  102. rosettasister Says:

    For what it’s worth, I did find this:

    “Report From Iron Mountain”

    ‘The Guest Word’

    by Leonard Lewin

    New York Times Book Review: March 19, 1972

    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_ironmountain12.htm

    These new developments may have helped fuel the debates the book continues to ignite, but they raised a new problem for me. It was that the balance of uncertainty about the book’s authorship could “tilt,” as Kissinger might say, the other way. (Was that Defense order for 5,000-odd paperbacks, someone might ask, really for routine distribution to overseas libraries-or was it for another, more sinister, purpose?)

    I’m glad my own Special Defense Contingency Plan included planting two nonexistent references in the book’s footnotes to help me prove, if I ever have to, that the work is fictitious.

  103. Nancy Says:

    Linda Starr made a great big deal out of finding court records under the name Lisa Liberi. She sent that printout to everybody and anybody who would repost it. Linda Star called Liberi a thief; then, she somehow managed to drag MommaE into it and called her a thief too. Here a thief, there a thief, everywhere a thief- thief…

    It’s time to meet the real thief. Her Name is Linda Belcher aka Linda Star, aka Linda Byrd, aka Linda Bohlken, aka Linda Rushing – and who knows what other names she has used to steal money to support her alcoholism and drug addiction.

    She has not only been convicted of these crimes, she spent over 14 months in jail because she was guilty.

    Let her record speak for itself. Linda Star is a drug addicted, alcoholic thief. She can’t be trusted with other people’s money and has a bad habit of cashing checks that don’t belong to her.

    I’ve included a short summary for those of you who don’t want to read Linda Starr’s lengthy arrest record (below). Linda Starr’s tactics are just like Obama’s; sleight of hand and distraction. She’s done a real good job of getting us to look at everybody else while the in FACT, she is the REAL thief and fraud.

    It’s public record and for a couple of bucks, you too can order a copy for yourself at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Portal/Account/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDPS_WEB%2fCch%2fApplication%2fBatch%2findex.aspx%3fPageIndex%3dSearchResults%26BatchID%3d1038379%26SearchID%3d4374919%26ItemType%3dCCH&PageIndex=SearchResults&BatchID=1038379&SearchID=4374919&ItemType=CCH

    DATE OF ARREST 05/28/1982
    ARREST OFFENSE 26060000 PASSING WORTHLESS CHECKS – 4 COUNTS
    DISPOSITION: CONVICTED
    SENTENCE: ONE-YEAR PROBATION

    DATE OF ARREST 11/09/1991
    ARREST OFFENSE 54040000 (DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE LIQUOR)
    DISPOSITION: CONVICTED
    CONFINEMENT: JAIL 180-DAYS

    DATE OF ARREST 02/12/2003
    ARREST OFFENSE 23990033 (THEFT PROP >=$20 =$50 =$20 =$20 =$50 =$50 =$50 =$50 < $500 )
    CITATION 31.03(E)(2)(AI)
    LEVEL AND DEGREE OFFENSE MB ( MISDEMEANOR – CLASS B )
    COURT DISPOSITION 331 ( PROBATION DISCHARGE )
    COURT DISPOSITION DATE 01/06/2005
    DATE OF SENTENCE/STATUS 01/17/2008
    COURT SENTENCE SUSPENDED FINE 100
    CAUSE NUMBER M18864
    FINAL PLEADING G ( GUILTY )
    COURT FINE 500
    COURT COSTS 221

    CUSTODIES
    CUSTODY
    DATE OF OFFENSE 11/08/2002
    CUSTODIAL AGENCY/ORI TX227015G ( PARDON AND PAROLE BOARD AUSTIN )
    PERSONAL ID NUMBER 01159067
    COUNTY OF COMMITMENT 227 ( TRAVIS )
    STATUS STARTING DATE 10/31/2004
    STATUS SUPERVISION 409 ( DISCHARGED )
    STATUS SUPERVISION LITERAL TX227015G 01159067
    CUSTODY
    DATE OF OFFENSE 11/08/2002
    CUSTODIAL AGENCY/ORI TX227015G ( PARDON AND PAROLE BOARD AUSTIN )
    PERSONAL ID NUMBER 01159067
    COUNTY OF COMMITMENT 227 ( TRAVIS )
    STATUS STARTING DATE 12/01/2003
    STATUS SUPERVISION 414 ( MANDATORY RELEASE )
    STATUS SUPERVISION LITERAL TX227015G 01159067
    RECEIVING AGENCY 227 ( TRAVIS )
    PAROLED UNTIL DATE 10/31/2004
    CUSTODY
    DATE OF OFFENSE 11/08/2002
    CUSTODIAL AGENCY/ORI TX227015G ( PARDON AND PAROLE BOARD AUSTIN )
    PERSONAL ID NUMBER 01159067
    COUNTY OF COMMITMENT 227 ( TRAVIS )
    STATUS STARTING DATE 04/21/2003
    STATUS SUPERVISION 421 ( RECEIVED )
    STATUS SUPERVISION LITERAL TX236065C 01159067

    SEARCH ID SEARCH CRITERIA IDENTIFIER STATUS
    Belcher,Linda S CCH/NBF/SOR [3 results.] VIEW
    DETAILS

    RESULTS FOR ‘BELCHER,LINDA S ‘

    Search ID Back to Top

    NAME DPS NUMBER SEX RACE DATE OF BIRTH CCH SOR NBF
    BOHLKEN,SUE LINDA 03030548 FEMALE WHITE 1953 VIEW

    BOHLKEN,SUE LINDA (SID: 03030548)

    SEX RACE ETHNICITY HEIGHT WEIGHT EYES HAIR COLOR DL NUMBER FBI# DLU
    FEMALE WHITE 502 145 GREEN BLONDE 11/25/1992

    NAMES BOHLKEN,SUE LINDA (Primary)
    BOHIKEN,LINDA SUE
    BOHLKER,LINDA S
    BOHLKER,LINDA SUE
    BIRTHDATES 1953 (Primary)

    Arrest Summary (TRN)
    DATE OF ARREST SEQUENCE CODE TRACKING NUMBER AGENCY DESCRIPTION
    05/28/1982 A DALLAS CO SO DALLAS View

    Arrest Date: 05/28/1982 Arrest Summary

    DATE OF ARREST 05/28/1982
    SEQUENCE CODE A
    AGENCY DESCRIPTION TX0570000 ( DALLAS CO SO DALLAS )
    CHARGE
    TRACKING SUFFIX *001
    OFFENSE DETAIL
    INTERNAL AGENCY PERSON NUMBER 368545
    ARREST OFFENSE 26060000 ( FRAUD-INSUFF FUNDS CHECK )
    ARREST OFFENSE LITERAL PASSING WORTHLESS CHECKS-2 CTS
    COURT STATUS
    COURT SEQUENCE a
    COURT OFFENSE 26060000 ( FRAUD-INSUFF FUNDS CHECK )
    COURT OFFENSE LITERAL PASSING WORTHLESS CHECKS – 1 COUNT
    COURT DISPOSITION 310 ( CONVICTED )
    COURT DISPOSITION DATE 03/31/1983
    COURT CONFINEMENT 3D
    COURT PROVISION 334 ( COURT COSTS )
    CHARGE
    TRACKING SUFFIX *002
    COURT STATUS
    COURT SEQUENCE a
    COURT OFFENSE 26060000 ( FRAUD-INSUFF FUNDS CHECK )
    COURT OFFENSE LITERAL PASSING WORTHLESS CHECKS – 1 COUNT
    COURT DISPOSITION 310 ( CONVICTED )
    COURT DISPOSITION DATE 03/31/1983
    COURT PROBATION 1Y
    COURT PROVISION 334 ( COURT COSTS )

  104. Nancy Says:

    https://ocapps.occourts.org/CivilPubv2/Login.do

    For anybody who says that Dr. Taitz doesn’t have court experience here’s the PROOF. You can even look it up, it’s free. She gets sued almost every year for Medical Mal Practice and Breach of Contract. If you look hubby Yosef, he is quite experienced defending himself against fraud charges and assault battery

    https://ocapps.occourts.org/CivilPubv2/Login.do

    718165 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    09/30/1993 MALPRACTICE – DENTAL

    S41640 RESPONDENT ORLY TAITZ
    02/27/1998 SMALL CLAIMS APPEAL

    00CC11017 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    09/14/2000 MALPRACTICE – DENTAL

    03CC04813 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    03/25/2003 MALPRACTICE-MEDICAL

    03CC12382 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    10/10/2003 BREACH OF CONTRACT/WARRANTY

    03CC12364 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    10/09/2003 MALPRACTICE – DENTAL

    04CC05196 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    04/23/2004 BREACH OF CONTRACT/WARRANTY

    04CC06308 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ
    05/28/2004 CONTRACT – SPEC PERFORMANCE

    AP14265 APPELLANT ORLY TAITZ
    12/16/2004 MISC COMPLAINTS – OTHER

    05CC12538 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ D.D.S 11/23/2005 MALPRACTICE-MEDICAL

    06CC12669 DEFENDANT ORLY TAITZ D.D.S. 12/06/2006 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

  105. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Nancy!

    Only first comments are moderated, so you should be able to post at will now.

    You can see most recent post here:

    https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/

    Rosetta

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