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August 2010

Government wants your 401(k)

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2010 WorldNetDaily


WASHINGTON - AUGUST 17: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner speaks during a Conference on the Future of Housing Finance at the Treasury Department on August 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. Secretary Geithner hosted the future of housing finance conference with industry experts, leading academic experts and other stakeholders. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Obama administration appears to be proceeding with a novel way of financing trillion-dollar budget deficits by forcing IRA and 401(k) holders to buy Treasury bonds by mandating the placement of government-structured annuities in their investment accounts.

The requirement to invest private retirement assets has been cleverly buried within plans to create "automatic IRAs" that would mandate employer groups enroll all employees in 401(k) or IRA plans.

The U.S. Department of Labor released yesterday an agenda for an upcoming joint hearing with the Department of the Treasury scheduled for Sept. 14 and 15 on whether government life-time annuity options funded by U.S. Treasury debt should be required for private retirement accounts, including IRAs and 401(k) plans.

WND reported in January that Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Mark Iwry are planning to stage a public comment period before implementing regulations that would require private investors to structure IRA and 401(k) accounts into what could amount to a U.S. Treasury debt-backed government annuity.

In a 2010 budget blueprint unveiled Feb. 26, President Obama proposed that employers sponsoring 401(k) plans or other defined contribution plans should be required to offer automatic enrollment in these plans, or in direct-deposit IRAs, as steps that would change the nation's voluntary retirement plan into a government-mandated nationalized program.

With the Treasury needing to sell another $1.4 to $1.5 trillion in government debt to finance the anticipated fiscal year 2010 federal budget deficit, the Obama administration is obviously scrambling to find ways to sell government debt without having to raise interest rates.   MORE

Don't agree with Obama? Get ready for IRS probe

Private group told review under way since work may 'contradict' president

Posted: August 29, 2010
7:22 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily


U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to go to lunch at Nancy's Restaurant while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard with his family August 25, 2010 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. The Obama's are heading into their last weekend on the island before returning to Washington on Sunday. UPI/Darren McCollester/Pool Photo via Newscom

The Internal Revenue Service has delayed approval of tax-exempt status for a private organization and is reviewing its educational work, telling a lawyer for the foundation that it must be examined by Washington because its activities may "contradict the administration's public policies."

The allegation is contained in a federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by Z STREET, a Merion Station, Pa., group that educates on the statehood and status of Israel.

"Not only is it patently un-American but it is also a clear violation of the First Amendment for a government agency to penalize an organization because of its political position on Israel or anything else," said Z STREET president Lori Lowenthal Marcus, a former First Amendment lawyer.

"This situation is the same as if the government denied a driver's license to people because they were Republicans or Democrats. It goes against everything for which our country stands."

Contacted by WND, IRS officials declined to comment on the publicly filed lawsuit or even say whether they would respond.   MORE

Peter Lenz, 13-Year-Old Rider, Killed at Indianapolis MotoGP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peter Lenz, a 13-year-old rider at the MotoGP event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, was killed Sunday when he fell on the course during a warmup lap for the 250 cc support race and was hit by another rider.

Lenz's father reported his son's death on his Facebook page as the AP reported that the county coroner had confirmed the fatality.

"He passed doing what he loved and had his go-fast face on as he pulled onto the track," Lenz's father wrote on his son's Facebook page. "The world lost one of its brightest lights today. God Bless Peter and the other rider involved. #45 is on another road we can only hope to reach. Miss you kiddo."

After falling, the young Vancouver, Wash., rider appeared to be run over by Xavier Zayat of Flushing, N.Y.

Medical workers placed Lenz in a neck brace, put him on a stretcher and appeared to be doing chest compressions. Series officials said Lenz had been transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and that there would be updates on his condition later Sunday.   MORE

Good Gosh! EPA Considered banning lead bullets!!!!

In a swift and unexpected decision, the Environmental Protection Agency today rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in bullets and shotgun shells, claiming it doesn't have jurisdiction to weigh on the controversial Second Amendment issue. The decision came just hours after the Drudge Report posted stories from Washington Whispers and the Weekly Standard about how gun groups were fighting the lead bullet ban.

Click here to find out more!

The EPA had planned to solicit public responses to the petition for two months, but this afternoon issued a statement rejecting a 100-page request from the Center for Biological Diversity, the American Bird Conservancy, and three other groups for a ban on lead bullets, shot, and fishing sinkers. The agency is still considering what to do about sinkers.   MORE

Legal action says priest was video-taped in sexual act with former student

A Roman Catholic priest allegedly seduced a 17-year-old girl while she was a senior at a Catholic high school in Reading into a sexual relationship that resulted in her giving birth at age 19, according to a civil lawsuit filed by her parents in Berks County Court.

According to the lawsuit, the Rev. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito was removed as chaplain of Reading Central Catholic High School and pastor of St. Joseph Church in Reading after the parents secretly video-taped him having sexual intercourse with their daughter in the basement of their home in November.

By then, she had graduated from high school and had turned 18 years old, but the lawsuit alleges the sexual relationship began when she was still in high school. The lawsuit says the parents allowed their daughter to meet with the priest for counseling because she had severe mental health issues as a result of prior sexual abuse by another adult male. She also suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the suit said.   MORE

Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing

Whatever happened to the liberal mantra "Separation of church and state?"

(Reuters) - The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.

The Democratic comptroller's spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over U.S. religious freedoms and the sanctity of the Trade Center site, where nearly 3,000 perished in the September 11, 2001 attack.

"If it turns out to be financially feasible and if they can demonstrate an ability to pay off the bonds and comply with the laws concerning tax-exempt financing, we'd certainly consider it," Sieber told Reuters.  MORE

Russian subs stalk Trident in echo of Cold War

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Published: 10:37PM BST 27 Aug 2010

A British Vanguard submarine
A British Vanguard submarine Photo: GETTY

A specially upgraded Russian Akula class submarine has been caught trying to record the acoustic signature made by the Vanguard submarines that carry Trident nuclear missiles, according to senior Navy officers.

British submariners have also reported that they are experiencing the highest number of "contacts" with Russian submarines since 1987.  MORE

China Is a Slave State Without Free Minds

The atlas of our world, which opens up my Britannica, has 156 pages. Today it is estimated that the global population is 7 billion.

Physiologically speaking, the brain of a normal adult who had a secondary school education is very much like the brain of another such adult anywhere in the world.

So why is it that Britain used to be so different from Russia? In Russia, in the middle of the 19th century, to say that serfdom was not good before the tsar abolished it in 1861 was as criminal as to say in the middle of the 20th century, before Stalin died in 1953, that Stalin was not the greatest genius mankind had ever produced.


Everything you always wanted to know about Afghanistan .  .  .

If you spend 72 hours in a place you’ve never been, talking to people whose language you don’t speak about social, political, and economic complexities you don’t understand, and you come back as the world’s biggest know-it-all, you’re a reporter. Either that or you’re President Obama. I called my wife. She said, no, she certainly is not vacationing at government expense in some jet-set hot spot with scads of her BFFs. Looks like I’m not President Obama. But I am a reporter, fresh from Kabul. What do you want to know about Afghanistan, past, present, or future? Ask me anything.

As all good reporters do, I prepared for my assignment with extensive research. I went to an Afghan restaurant in Prague. Getting a foretaste—as it were—of my subject, I asked the restaurant’s owner (an actual Afghan), “So what’s up with Afghanistan?”

He said, “Americans must understand that Afghanistan is a country of honor. The honor of an Afghan is in his gun, his land, and his women. You take a man’s honor if you take his gun, his land or his women.”


Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware

It looks like Apple, Inc., is exploring a new business opportunity: spyware and what we're calling "traitorware." While users were celebrating the new jailbreaking and unlocking exemptions, Apple was quietly preparing to apply for a patent on technology that, among other things, would allow Apple to identify and punish users who take advantage of those exemptions or otherwise tinker with their devices. This patent application does nothing short of providing a roadmap for how Apple can — and presumably will — spy on its customers and control the way its customers use Apple products. As Sony-BMG learned, spying on your customers is bad for business. And the kind of spying enabled here is especially creepy — it's not just spyware, it's "traitorware," since it is designed to allow Apple to retaliate against you if you do something Apple doesn't like.

Essentially, Apple's patent provides for a device to investigate a user's identity, ostensibly to determine if and when that user is "unauthorized," or, in other words, stolen. More specifically, the technology would allow Apple to record the voice of the device's user, take a photo of the device's user's current location or even detect and record the heartbeat of the device's user. Once an unauthorized user is identified, Apple could wipe the device and remotely store the user's "sensitive data." Apple's patent application suggests it may use the technology not just to limit "unauthorized" uses of its phones but also shut down the phone if and when it has been stolen.   MORE: EFF

The Bizarro World of Charities that Kill and Tax Deductions to those who fund Evil

Note from Bob Barney:  I sent  research information that I had been working on to WND (see Dr Corsi's article below) concerning THE PLAIN TRUTH about Family Charities.. Here is yet another expose on some of the EVILS behind such charities!

What Anne Nicol Gaylor is doing is Evil. It should not be given the legally favored status of a "Charity" under the law. It is more akin to a War crime. After all, there is an undeclared War on the Womb and she is helping to fund it by writing checks. So far,18,986 checks and counting! The Bizarro World of Charities that Kill and Tax Deductions to those who fund Evil must be exposed. In John Paul's words "Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name."

MADISON, WI (Catholic Online) - One of our most popular writers on Catholic Online is Jennifer Hartline. She just returned from visiting family and sent me an article from the Wisconsin State Journal, written by Doug Erickson, and entitled " Crusader with a Checkbook: Anne Nicol Gaylor helps women fund abortions".      Read the rest of this shocking story


The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant.

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State Dept. confirms Obama dual citizen

The State Department is maintaining a "counter-misinformation" page on an blog that attempts to "debunk a conspiracy theory" that President Obama was not born in the United States, as if the topic were equivalent to believing space aliens visit Earth in flying saucers.

However, in the attempt to debunk the Obama birth-certificate controversy, the State Department author confirmed Obama was a dual citizen of the U.K. and the U.S. from 1961 to 1963 and a dual citizen of Kenya and the U.S. from 1963 to 1982, because his father was a Kenyan citizen when Obama was born in 1961.

In a number of court cases challenging Obama's eligibility, dual citizenship has been raised as a factor that could compromise his "natural born" status under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution. The cases argue dual citizenship would make Obama ineligible even if documentary evidence were shown the public, such as the hospital-issued long-form birth certificate that indicates the place of his birth and the name of the attending physician.

The entry "The Obama Birth Controversy" was written by Todd Leventhal, identified as the chief of the Counter-Misinformation Team for the U.S. Department of State. The office appears to have been established "to provide information about false and misleading stories in the Middle East," as described in a biography of Leventhal published on the U.S. Public Diplomacy website.   MORE>>>>>

Filmmaker James Cameron Backs Out of Global Warming Debate HE Organized!

Multi-millionaire filmmaker James Cameron on Sunday backed out of a global warming debate that he asked for and organized.

For those that haven't been following the recent goings on concerning Nobel Laureate Al Gore's favorite money-making myth, an environmental summit was held this weekend in Aspen, Colorado, called AREDAY, which is short for American Renewable Energy Day.

Ahead of this conference, Cameron challenged three noted global warming skeptics to a public debate where he was going to personally "call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads."

One of the invited skeptics, Ann McElhinney of, wrote about Cameron's surprise cancellation Sunday:

Symbolizing Victory, Islamic Conquerors Erect Mosques Over Sacred Sites

Throughout history, Muslim conquerors have demonstrated their hatred and disdain for all other religions by purposefully erecting mosques over some of the most sacred and hallowed places of Judaic and Christian worship.

The al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is built on top of one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the Temple Mount.  The former St. Sophia’s Basilica, once the world’s largest cathedral and orthodox patriarchal basilica, was torn down and replaced with the principal mosque of Istanbul.  The Cordoba mosque in Spain was a former Christian cathedral.   Muslims have engaged in this practice for centuries, symbolizing their victories over the infidels.

Today, in New York City, Muslim leaders are plotting to build a mega-mosque near the site of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, where over three thousand Americans were callously murdered by Islamic jihadists.  The site of the Twin Towers has become the most hallowed ground in United States history since Pearl Harbor.

The Center for Security Policy has released a video with a chilling reminder that history repeats itself. Click HERE to see video.

The Thomas More Law Center is defending the right to oppose the construction of the mega-mosque. Click HERE for more information.

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The Mark of the Beast - The facts may surprise you!

The Mark of the Beast WHAT IS IT?

God says a BEAST, having two horns like a lamb, yet speaking as a "dragon," will "cause all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads..." (Revelation 13:11-16). No man refusing that MARK will be able to buy or sell. God says the horrible LAST PLAGUES are going to fall upon those who have the mark of the BEAST. What is it? Do you have it? Could it be forced upon you? Could the mark of the beast be somehow secretly placed upon you; tattooed, implanted under your skin in the form of a micro chip, or secretly put into your wallet or purse in the form of some plastic credit card or identification card? You need to KNOW what is the MARK OF THE BEAST!

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China's government is investigating reports that a brand of powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.

China's government is investigating reports that a brand of powdered milk caused infant girls to grow breasts.

It is being alleged that hormone-tainted milk from Synutra International caused several cases of premature puberty in Hubei province.

The Chinese firm, whose shares fell by up to 35% on the news, strongly denies its products were tainted.



At Home Depot, Is Patriotism, out! Homosexuality, in???

Home Depot, which is currently targeted by a national American Family Association boycott, seems to have a problem with its dress code.

Home DepotHome Depot fired Christian employee Trevor Keezor who wore a button reading "One Nation Under God" to support his country and his 27-year-old brother who is serving in the military in Iraq. AFA spokesman Randy Sharp offers this observation:

"If you're a Christian or a patriot and you want to wear a patriotic button, that violates the corporate policy -- but if you're a homosexual and you want to wear an apron with pro-gay buttons and homosexual messages, and wear them in pride parades and gay and lesbian film festivals, those are approved by the Home Depot," he states.   click for more

Economic Slowdown Catches Up With Nascar

After years of jam-packed races, sky-high television ratings and record merchandise sales, Nascar has seen attendance at nearly every track slip this year as recession-weary fans continue to cut costs.

Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for Nascar

Fans watched a Sprint Cup race last weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

The Behler family could see that firsthand while sitting atop their old school bus in the infield at Pocono Raceway for last week’s race in Long Pond, Pa. From that perch, they saw empty patches of grass with untrampled dandelions that in years past were covered by other spectators’ cars, campers and trailers.

Fans like the Behlers who are showing up to races are spending less, too.