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World War III began this week

Are We in the Last Days (Prelim 1985)01 One needs to be extraordinarily ignorant at this time in order not to realize that the nuclear bomb tested in North Korea this week also exploded in Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow

, New York and Washington.

While Iran's madman, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, only verbally ridiculed America in front of the U.N. and a global audience (enthusiastically cheered on by most of the Muslim world), painting the U.S. as a toothless tiger, the dogmatic North Koreans went a whole lot further by blatantly exploding a powerful nuclear device earlier this week.

By manifestly disregarding the Americans and publicly presenting them to the disbelieving world as a meaningless paper tiger, Pyongyang's rulers have taken chutzpah to unprecedented levels.

Amanijehad's fiery rhetoric, augmented by Bashar Assad's refusal to take the U.S. seriously and Hugo Chavez's ongoing anti-U.S. tirades pale in comparison to the 20-kiloton "statement" made over the weekend by North Korea's Communist tyrant leader, Kim Jong-il. To underscore their bravado, the North Korean bigots also fired six short-range missiles – just to make a point.

Although no one officially acknowledged it, on May 25, 2009, in North Korea, World War III officially got under way – the war that would ultimately pit "rabid" states such as North Korea and Iran, for example, against states generally characterized as "moderate," including Egypt, the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia.

Understand leftists' dedication to tyranny and tolerance of terror in Jamie Glazov's "United in Hate"

While the U.N., South Korea, Japan and even Russia are still scratching their heads while contemplating what kind of response, if any, to come up with, the radical Muslim elements in and out of governments throughout the Middle East whose ideology emanates from Tehran are rubbing their hands with great excitement and anticipation.  MORE>>>>>>>


Forward by Bob Barney: If the following is true or not, the question is still, why haven't you heard of this before? I am not the one, nor are the Armstrong's, Flurries' or countless others from this lifetime, the ones who started these startling claims about the truth of history that we have been allowed to forget. The story of Jesus in England is almost 2,000 years old, yet very few know this! I think the following article will amaze our readers.

Ivor C. Fletcher


At least four entirely separate traditions exist in the West of England relating to Jesus as a boy or young man having visited this part of Britain prior to His ministry.

This tradition has even been set to music in Blake's famous hymn "Jerusalem":

And did those feet in ancient time

walk upon England's mountains green?

And was the Holy Lamb of God

On England's pleasant pastures seen ?

The question is, did He really visit England, and if so, for what purpose?

One cannot be dogmatic about this subject because the Bible is silent concerning the matter.

At the end of John's gospel, however, we find the intriguing remark that most of the activities of Jesus Christ were never recorded in the Gospels, (John 21:25). This included all of His activities between the ages of 12 and 30.

There is nothing in the entire Bible to suggest that Jesus could not have visited foreign parts prior to His ministry. Indeed, it plainly states that He spent time in Egypt with His family shortly after His birth (Matt. 2:13).

Many assume that Jesus became a world famous figure only after His death, that His human life was lived out in obscurity, that He was known only by a handful of followers and local officials.

History records, however, that the "historical Jesus" was well known even in the more remote regions of the known world of His day. Eusebius, writing in the early fourth century, records that the fame of Jesus and the knowledge of His healing miracles spread far beyond the borders of His own nation.

Being a bishop and historian of considerable reputation, Eusebius had access to official archives and written records. He was writing some 150 years before the fall of the Roman Empire and during his day many original first century documents were still extant.   MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Unreal. After Weeding Out Dealers Chrysler Looking To Open New Dealerships

More Hope and Change...
** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Last night it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated.
** The Auto Task Force, which includes Obama cabinet members, is reportedly calling the shots on which dealerships will close and stay open.
** The closings in several instances appear to benefit Dem donating dealers where local GOP-linked dealerships were closed.
** Even Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor.
** Lithia Motor Group's owners gave $15,000 to two Democrat candidates and support nationalized healthcare. They will likely lose just two of 29 dealerships and gain 5 more.
** One report claims the odds that these Chrysler closings occurred without partisan bias are less than 1%.

Now this...
Automotive News is reporting that Chrysler is already looking to open new franchises after closing 789 dealerships.

Here Comes the Internet Tax

Taxman1 What is the single modern invention most responsible for enhancing peoples' freedom and standard of living across the world? Arguably, it is the Internet. Yet, Democrats from revenue-starved states and Congress are proposing to make it less free by taxing Internet commerce. (Content regulation should be coming soon to a screen near you.) This should not come as a terrible surprise. After all, the Internet was just too good, too free, too easy, too innovative, and too favorable to small businesses for government to stay away. So now, several states, and Congress, are considering laws that would require online retailers to collect state and local taxes from online consumers. New York was the first state to pass such a law last year in defiance of the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Quill v. North Dakota, which held that retailers must have a physical presence within a state for that state to require sales tax collection. The decision, which was based upon the dormant commerce clause doctrine -- which essentially says that Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce implicitly denies such power to the states -- upheld a bright line physical presence test. It also held that only Congress, through legislation, could delegate broader powers to the states. New York's legislation attempted to end run around Quill by requiring online retailers to collect state and local sales tax if they had affiliate advertisers within the state. ...Here Comes the Internet Tax

The Road to Serfdom

This is the road we have been traveling down. I hope everyone takes time to read this....

To many who have watched the transition from socialism to fascism at close quarters the connection between the two systems has become increasingly obvious, but in the (Western) democracies the majority of people still believe that socialism and freedom can be combined. They do not realize that democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable, but that to strive for it produces something utterly different - the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.' - F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom1

Friedrich Hayek was an Austrian economist, philosopher and intellectual considered to be one of the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. He shared the 1974 Nobel Prize in Economics for his pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations.2 Hayek's work has influenced world leaders for decades. However, at this present time in our history, it is more important than ever to remind the public about the lessons and logic he had to offer. Revisiting Hayek's work informs us of how the dramatic actions being taken by the current administration will lead us down a road that ultimately ends in the destruction of this democracy along with the freedoms and liberties we take for granted.

Hayek's central thesis in his sentinel work, The Road to Serfdom, is that through the inevitable mismanagement of resources and goods at the disposal of the state, all forms of collectivism lead eventually to tyranny. Hayek used the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany as examples of countries that had progressed through the phases of collectivist governments and reached the point of tyranny. Hayek argued that disagreement regarding the practical implementation of any economic plan combined with the inadequacy of the planners' resource management would necessitate coercion in order for anything to be achieved. According to Hayek, the failure of central planning would be perceived by some in the public as an absence of sufficient power by the state to implement an otherwise good idea. This would lead the public to vote more power to the state, assisting in the rise of a "strong man" perceived to be capable of getting the job done. Following these developments, a country will be driven into outright totalitarianism. For Hayek, this journey, inadvertently set upon by central planning, ends in the destruction of all individual economic and personal freedoms.3   MORE>>>>>>>>>>>

What Would Joseph Do?

Oh, the Republicans. Have you ever seen such moaning and crying over a political party’s losses? Maybe if you were a Democrat in 1994, and had to watch the [1] Republicans take over for the first time in 40 years, you know the pain the GOP is supposedly suffering now. Let’s recall why the Democrats lost so badly in 1994. Bill Clinton was a failure as President at that point, not just the failure as a person he is now, with goofs like a botched takeover of the medical industry headed by his wife Hillary and her secret meetings team. Clinton wasn’t as bad as Jimmy Carter, whose one term ended with a [2] misery index of 19.72, but at the start of his Presidency, Clinton’s misery index was 10.56. In contrast, George W. Bush’s misery index averaged 8.10, much less than his father at 10.68 and Ronald Reagan at 12.19.


Oh woe, the Republicans. It’s not just the Democrats that are attempting to shove the elephant in the coffin and pound in nuclear nails; we have any number of bubbly chipmunks on our side chattering goofily about “new ideas” but mostly interested only in advancing their own public profiles. Patriots? It’s a punk riot.

It’s time to get Biblical, here in this Christian nation ([4] sorry you didn’t get the memo, Mr. President). We remain, despite any word to the contrary from the chattering class, [5] a majority Christian nation with 76% of U.S. adults in 2008.

There is a Biblical parallel in what is going on in America. It’s [6] the story of Joseph, from Genesis in the Bible. Here are the main points, in case you missed Sunday school or never read the story that is generally held to be historical fact:

The son of Jacob and Rachel, Joseph was the first born of his mother. He had brothers who were born to Jacob from three other women. Later, Rachel gave birth to Joseph’s brother Benjamin. Jacob (who did a lot of begating and was much admired) was in his nineties when Joseph was born, and the young boy spent copious time with his dad and became Jacob’s favorite.

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Uncle Sam Obama Owns GM, are you worried yet America?

Forward by Bob Barney:   Last year some didn't believe me when I said that Barry Obama was a Communist. A left winged anti-American zealot that would destroy America if we did not WAKE UP! We are being sold into slavery, a prediction that God Almighty promised would happen to America at the time of the end. (America is the lost Israel of the Bible). I have repeatedly pronounced that we can stop this in our time if we return to God, but this evil generation just is going headlong into destruction. We are arming our enemies, supporting terrorist against our brother Judah, and calling evil righteous, and righteousness; evil. God will not tolerate our actions much longer. If you don't want to drive around in Russian-styled cars, or be told what to think and say, you better start taking heed of our warnings... Time is running out!

NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp's (GM.N) plan for a bankruptcy filing involves a quick sale of the company's healthy assets to a new company initially owned by the U.S. government, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

The source, who would not be named because he was not cleared to speak with the media, did not specify a purchase price. The new company is expected to honor the claims of secured lenders, possibly in full, according to the source.  MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>

Veteran Late Model Racing Star Killed in Accident

Late Model Stock Car Racing Star Wayne Patterson Killed
By Bob Barney

LMS-Wayne_Patterson  Virginia short-track standout Jimmie “Wayne” Patterson died Tuesday as a result of an automobile accident near Richmond, Va.  He was thrown from the pickup truck he was driving and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Virginia State Police. He was traveling westbound on U.S. 360 when he lost control of the car at the intersection with state Route 615. Mr. Patterson, 60, resided in Jetersville and operated a business in Amelia.  Patterson raced in the Late Model ranks at Virginia and North Carolina speedways like  Southside, South Boston, Langley. ODS, OCS, Caraway, Martinsville, and Langley. He was the first Late Model Champion at Southside Speedway in 1982 in Richmond, as well as a two-time Late Model champion at South Boston – winning titles in 1987 and 1992 – and he is fourth all-time in victories at the track. He still holds the fastest lap at Southsise Speedway at 84.722 mph. The 26 year-old record still stands. He also raced at Daytona, Richmond, North Wilkesboro, and Rockingham.

Patterson was one of the first drivers to compete in NASCAR’s Busch Series (now Nationwide). He won more than 100 races and several titles at local tracks during his career.

“There were two ways to race for Wayne,“ said Joe Kelly, a local radio host. “He was always go, go, go. But he was conservative in a long race.

“He had a chance to go big-time, but he always missed the big one because something always happened to his cars. He decided to commit to his family instead of racing.“

Russell Hackett of Caraway said he was one of the "best natural racer's I ever saw race." He added, " he would watch another racer, see the line he was running, and if the guy was faster, Wayne would go out, run the same line even smoother and faster."

Billy Sawyer, owner of the Virginia Motor Speedway and former owner of Richmond International Raceway, fondly remembered him and some of the races in which Mr. Patterson ran. Mr. Sawyer described Mr. Patterson as “a fierce competitor,” who, “took pride in himself, who always showed up looking good and raced as good as he looked.” He also stated that Mr. Patterson, “was always a front runner,” adding he was terribly saddened to hear about Mr. Patterson’s passing.

    Rand Cournow, the director of marketing for Southside Speedway, called Mr. Patterson, “a very influential driver,” and that all those who knew Mr. Patterson at the Speedway were, “all very heart-broken about the tragic incident.”

Patterson, from Chesterfield, Va., was born April 6, 1949. He raced against the likes of David Blankenship, Phil Warren, Elton Sawyer, David Blankenship, Donnie Apple and Barry Beggardly.

“He was a fierce competitor and a great race car driver,” said Sawyer, a former NASCAR Nationwide Series driver who now serves as the President of Competition for Red Bull Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Just hearing the news is a little shocking.”

Joe Chandler/Gazette-Virginian ... “Wayne was also a great teacher and drivers learned a great deal from him. There were so many drivers that were very intimidated by him. You had to earn your respect when racing with Wayne Patterson."

Patterson raced in the 2008 "Denny Hamlin Charity Race" at Southside Speedway.  Mr. Patterson is survived by his wife, Brenda Patterson, and two children.

Everyone at RaceRap and The Plain Truth sends our condolences. On RaceRap, there are many posts of condolences in his memory at WWW.RACERAP.COM


Dobson: 'There's utter evil coming out of Congress'

How right he is!!!!!!!!!!!
By Bob Unruh

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

James Dobson, the founder of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family Christian ministry, warned today that there is "utter evil" coming out of Washington, D.C., these days.

"I want to tell our listeners something has come up that is so shocking and so outrageous, we must make our friends out there aware of it," he said on his daily radio program.

"I'm going to speak very bluntly today because there's no other word for it: the utter evil that's coming out of Congress," he said. "I've been on the air 32 years and I've never seen a time quite like this.

"The radical left controls the executive branch through the president, and the Congress where the Democrats have control of both the House and the Senate," he said, adding the courts are expected to move even further to the left.

The audio of the program is linked here.

Chinese influence over American leaders

China's communist government has used its relationships with prominent Americans to further a propaganda effort aimed at influencing U.S. policies and softening economic sanctions, according to recent congressional testimony. Those whose names, words or friendships have been invoked by China to influence the debate over sanctions include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former President George H.W. Bush, said Anne-Marie Brady, an associate professor of political and social sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ms. Brady testified before the U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission April 30 that it is long-standing Chinese policy to exploit foreigners for global propaganda work. "Historically, foreigners have been extremely useful in producing a wide range of propaganda materials, ranging from books, films and poetry, to public and private lobbying," she said. ... MORE>>>>>>>Chinese influence


 In the first half of the show, political scientist and expert in relocation for personal security, Joel Skousen warned that WWIII was in the works for the United States, China, and Russia. One of the main purposes behind staging such a conflict is to scare Americans into giving up their sovereignty to a new global government, he suggested. Skousen said the collapse of the Soviet Union was a deception, and the heads of the Communist party went underground and became oligarchs. Russia plans a preemptive nuclear strike against America, he declared, by targeting such cities as Long Beach, San Diego, Seattle, Colorado Springs, Kansas City, Amarillo, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Kings Bay, GA, and Omaha, which all have military presences, as well as Washington D.C. However, a secret deal will be made with China, who'll betray Russia and attack them, he added. A nuclear attack by North Korea, or uprising in former Soviet states could act as a trigger event, drawing the U.S. in, and setting the stage for the world war, Skousen noted. MORE>>>>>>>>>>WWIII-5/13

My Family Photo.

1 On the left is my wife, in the middle is my Mother in Law, besides her is my sister and on the right is my sister in law.No.. I believe that the person in the middle is my wife beside my sister in law and to the right is my Mother in Law and left is my Mother..

My memory is not that good anymore and I do not know if my daughter was with us that day.

I believe that she could be the person on the right but I am not that sure. The only thing I am sure of is that my wife is in the middle...
Or maybe not?
Damn it...this is troublesome!!!

TESLA: A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure

Tesla  In 1901, Nikola Tesla began work on a global system of giant towers meant to relay through the air not only news, stock reports and even pictures but also, unbeknown to investors such as J. Pierpont Morgan, free electricity for one and all. It was the inventor’s biggest project, and his most audacious. The first tower rose on rural Long Island and, by 1903, stood more than 18 stories tall. One midsummer night, it emitted a dull rumble and proceeded to hurl bolts of electricity into the sky. The blinding flashes, The New York Sun reported, “seemed to shoot off into the darkness on some mysterious errand.” But the system failed for want of money, and at least partly for scientific viability. Tesla never finished his prototype tower and was forced to abandon its adjoining laboratory. Today, a fight is looming over the ghostly remains of that site, called Wardenclyffe — what Tesla authorities call the only surviving workplace of the eccentric genius who dreamed countless big dreams while pioneering wireless communication and alternating current. The disagreement began recently after the property went up for sale in Shoreham, N.Y. A science group on Long Island wants to turn the 16-acre site into a Tesla museum and education center, and hopes to get the land donated to that end. But the owner, the Agfa Corporation, says it must sell the property to raise money in hard economic times. The company’s real estate broker says the land, listed at $1.6 million, can “be delivered fully cleared and level,” a statement that has thrown the preservationists into action. The ruins of Wardenclyffe include the tower’s foundation and the large brick laboratory, designed by Tesla’s friend Stanford White, the celebrated architect. ...A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure-5/7

UPDATE: Kevin Grubb died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound

NBC12 News & Associated Press

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A medical examiner investigating the death of former NASCAR driver Kevin Grubb says Grubb died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Police spokesman Lt. Doug Perry said Thursday that personnel at the Alpine Motel (7000 block of Brook Road) discovered the 31-year-old Mechanicsville native in his room at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.


The dirty little secret of ethanol

142 gallons of water needed to produce 1 gallon of fuel additive

Posted: May 04, 2009
12:46 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

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A new study shows that ethanol production consumes much more water than was previously thought, as much as 2,000 gallons of water for every gallon of ethanol produced in states where crops must be irrigated, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.

Publishing results in Environmental Science & Technology, scientists from the University of Minnesota concluded, "The results show that as the ethanol industry expands to areas that apply more irrigated water than others, consumptive water appropriation by bioethanol in the U.S. has increased from 1.9 to 6.1 trillion liters between 2005 and 2008, whereas U.S. bioethanol production has increased only 133 percent from 15 to 24 billion liters during the same period."

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U.S. military destroys soldier's Bibles

Bible The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan.

Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion.

Reuters quotes Maj. Jennifer Willis at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, who said "I can now confirm that the Bibles shown on Al Jazeera's clip were, in fact, collected by the chaplains and later destroyed. They were never distributed."

three soldiersAccording to the military officials, the Bibles were sent through private mail to an evangelical Christian soldier by his church back home. Reuters says the soldier brought them to the Bible study class where they were filmed.

The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, told a Pentagon briefing Monday that the military's position is that it will never "push any specific religion."

The President Who Hates His Country

In the last century, the impassioned words and actions of patriots like Winston Churchill – along with America’s heroic help and sacrifice – saved Europe. The eloquence and actions of “I’ve been to the mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. brought America to an unprecedented level of social justice. The peerless oratory and tireless diplomacy of the man who would become Israel’s Foreign Minister, Abba Eban convinced the entire world that after the wanton murder of six-million Jews in the Holocaust its straggling survivors deserved their own state of Israel. The inspiring words and decisive actions of President Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War, tore down the Berlin Wall, and restored economic prosperity to America. The efforts of these towering figures resulted in a more highly-evolved world. We have also seen the opposite in totalitarian leaders like Hitler, Mussolini, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Mao, and Saddam Hussein, among others, who exploited their masses, destroyed their economies, brought havoc, turbulence, grief and massive death within and outside of their countries, and made the world a more dangerous and threatening place.

The one thing all of these virtuous and evil men had in common was love for their respective countries, in fact a burning passion that superseded all else. The virtuous believed in freedom and democracy. The evil believed in subjugation of their peoples and lifetime tenures for themselves in order to actualize their goals of conquering their eternal enemies – Americans and Jews. Today, we have a new crop of inveterate America- and Jew-haters, among them the Marxist leader of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega, Iran’s “death-to-America-and-Israel” study-in-abnormal-psychology Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the ever-sabotage-America and anti-Semitic “leaders” of the 22-Arab states that surround Israel.

 I have either read about or observed firsthand all of these people. Yet in my decades of commenting on the political scene, I cannot recall a single leader of any country or regime who has ever spoken negatively of his country or tolerated others speaking ill of the land or the people he represented-- Until now-- Bizarre and, yes, repugnant as it is to our essentially centrist country, America now has a president who has broken that time-honored tradition. Barack Obama, on the campaign trail and as the leader of the free world is the first U.S. president to proclaim to anyone within earshot that he, like his wife, is not proud of his country, and is all-too-willing to offer serial apologies – for America! – to Americans and foreigners alike.

 As Ed Lasky writes: “We know that during the campaign [Obama] warned that criticism of his wife was `off-limits’. But criticism of America – well, that is fine.” We also know that during his run for the presidency, Obama expressed sneering condescension towards all those bible-clasping, gun-owning yahoos who “cling” to those silly things, and that in Europe he consistently gave voice to America’s supposed “sins.” But all that pales in comparison to the clear contempt – looks more like hatred to me – that Obama feels for the United States of America and for its most revered founding document, the U.S. Constitution. In just the first 100-days of his tenure, Obama’s words and actions have demonstrated that he is no friend of the country he leads. This is only a smattering of what happened on his recent three-continent trip abroad and to Mexico:

•In France, Obama told his audience that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.
•In Prague, Obama – in true utopian-kindergarten fashion – pledged “with conviction” that America will “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” In other words, destroy big bad America’s ability to defend itself!
•In London, Obama made clear that the world’s financial wealth was no longer made by those inferior leaders Roosevelt and Churchill, effectively ceding America’s leading role in creating and sharing wealth to nations that have never measured up to our country’s bountiful generosity or spirit of free-market entrepreneurship.
•In Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Obama again sat passively while the Marxist Ortega blamed the United States for a century of what he called terroristic U.S. aggression in Central America, again emitting not a whisper of defense on our country’s behalf.
•In Turkey, Obama said – incredibly and inaccurately – that America was not a Christian nation.
•And in his recent trip to Mexico, Obama said that the escalating border violence was essentially America’s fault.

Scan you memory. Can you think of any other leader in world history who so consistently badmouths his own country, or fails to defend it? I can’t. ...  The President Who Hates His Country

Get this, tax cheat to crack down on tax cheats!

President Obama announced Monday a plan to prevent U.S. companies using offshore banks to deferr tax payments, saying that the effort to "shelter" money creates an unfair advantage to U.S. companies and amounts to evasion.

The president also called for more transparency in bank accounts held by Americans in tax havens such as the Cayman Islands.

"The way to make American businesses competitive is not to let some citizens and businesses dodge their responsibility, while ordinary Americans pick up the slack. Unfortunately, that's exactly what we're doing," Obama said.   More...........

Jack Kemp dead at 73

Former vice presidential candidate succumbs to cancer

Posted: May 02, 2009
8:53 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Jack Kemp
Jack Kemp

WASHINGTON -- A spokeswoman says Jack Kemp, a former quarterback, congressman, housing secretary and Bob Dole's vice-presidential nominee, has died.

Kemp had been battling cancer.

Kemp had been serving at his Washington-based Kemp Partners consulting firm and remained involved in his charitable and political work.

After his football career, Kemp represented western New York for nine terms in Congress, leaving the House for an unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988. He later served as President George H.W. Bush's housing secretary and ran for vice president as Bob Dole's running mate.

As an economic conservative, Kemp advocated low taxes and supply-side policies. His positions spanned the social spectrum, ranging from his conservative opposition to abortion to his more libertarian stances advocating immigration reform. As a proponent of both Chicago school and supply-side economics, he was notable as the molder of the Reagan agenda and the architect of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, which was known as the Kemp–Roth tax cut. Kemp described himself as a "bleeding-heart conservative."   MORE..............

Obama, Looking More Like Nixon than FDR

The Bush administration subjected us to a deluge of fiscal and monetary expansion, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1960s. The federal budget ballooned 112 percent from $1.86 trillion in 2001 to a projected $3.94 trillion in FY2009. From a surplus of $128 billion in 2001, the federal budget is projected to be in deficit $1,752 billion in 2009. The projected deficit in FY2009 is on par will the level of all federal expenditures in 2001. On top of this, the amount of the liquid money supply in the economy—measured by Money Zero Maturity (MZM)—grew from $4,791 billion in Jan. 2001 to $9,383 billion on Jan. 2009, a prodigious 96 percent.   Read More...........