Saturday, March 2, 2013

Under Obamacare, if you live to 76, you are not eligible for cancer treatment. How will liberals defend this?





By Verne Strickland / March 2, 2012

I spotted this post on a site developed by a patriotic, conservative internet friend -- Craig Hawker of Waterloo, Iowa. I decided to check into it, and discovered "secret" revelations about the health care monstrosity known as Obamacare -- now the law of the land.

Looking through the annotated material, I derived a chilling and candid picture of how President Obama regards "his America." It is like a scene from a horror movie. Especially to a guy like me. I will be 76 years of age on March 11, 2013. I have bone cancer.

This original spadework was done by Judge David Kithil

This is the fine print of "the bill nobody ever read."


 Texas Judge on Obama’s Fascist Health Care Bill!

Texas Judge on Obama's Fascist Health Care Bill!

Take heed folks, the government just took over 1/6th of the U. S. Economy through Illegal, Unconstitutional and Incestuous ways! Other goals such as nationalizing the banks, automobile manufacturing and farming is Childs play. Squelching “free speech by the opposition”, no problem! Granting citizenship to 20 million Illegal’s, too easy and then they get their votes! –Larry
Honorable Judge David Kithil
Marble Falls , Texas


At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "pass it and then read it!!." Here it is!

Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number

THE CARE BILL HB 3200 -- JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL.

Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200 Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59 JUDGE KITHIL wrote:

** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).

** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees. ** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.

** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)

** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order. HAD ENOUGH????


Judge Kithil then goes on to identify: "Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick 'fix' to make the plan financially sound for their future." - Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas.

All of the above should give you the ammo you need to support your opposition to Obamacare. Please send this information on to all of your email contacts.



AND SO, FRIENDS, THIS IS A PICTURE OF OUR FUTURE. IF YOU ARE 76, AND HAVE CANCER AS I DO, IT'S EVEN WORSE. THIS IS A PICTURE OF OUR TOMORROW!

HOW DID WE LET IT COME  TO THIS?  BARACK OBAMA HAS READ ADOLF HITLER'S BOOK -- AND IS FASHIONING HIS OWN  "MASTER RACE".

ON ONE END OF  LIFE'S SPECTRUM, HE CLAIMS THE "RIGHT" TO MURDER UNBORN BABIES.  NOW, LIKE A ROMAN EMPEROR, HE DECIDES HOW LONG EACH OF US WILL SURVIVE.

VERNE

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Turkey shows how out of touch it is with decency, morality -- "Zionism is a crime against humanity"

Verne Strickland Blogmaster / March 1, 2013
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a meeting of the Jewish Agency's Board of Governors in Jerusalem February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner 
 
JERUSALEM | Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:51pm EST
 
(Reuters) - Israel's prime minister accused his Turkish counterpart on Thursday of making a "dark and false" statement by calling Zionism a crime against humanity - a comment likely to hit efforts to repair ties between the two former allies.
The Turkish premier's statement, made at a U.N. meeting in Vienna a day earlier, was also condemned by the head of Europe's main rabbinical group who called it a "hateful attack" on Jews.
"Just as with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it has become impossible not to see Islamophobia as a crime against humanity," Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said at theCivilizationss forum, according to Turkish media reports.
Ties between Israel and mostly Muslim Turkey have been frosty since 2010, when nine Turks were killed by Israeli commandos who stormed their ship carrying aid to Palestinians in Gaza, under a naval blockade.
In recent weeks, there has been a run of reports in the Turkish and Israeli press about efforts to repair relations, including a senior diplomatic meeting earlier this month in Rome and military equipment transfers.
The reports have not been confirmed by either government. No one was immediately available from Turkey's foreign ministry to comment on the new criticism from the rabbis or from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A statement from the Israeli premier's office said he "strongly condemns (Erdogan's) statement about Zionism and its comparison to Nazism."
The Zionist movement was the main force behind the establishment of the state of Israel.
"This is a dark and false pronouncement the likes of which we thought had passed into history," Netanyahu was quoted as saying.
Pinchas Goldschmidt, chief rabbi of Moscow and the head of the Conference of European Rabbis, said Erdogan's criticism of Zionism amounted to anti-Semitism.

"This is an ignorant and hateful attack on the Jewish people and against a movement with peace at its core, which relegates Prime Minster Erdogan to the level of (Iranian President) Mahmoud Ahmadinejadand, to Soviet leaders who used anti-Zionism as a euphemism for anti-Semitism," Goldschmidt said in an emailed statement.

"The irony of these comments will not be lost on the families of those slaughtered during the Armenian genocide, a crime still not recognized by the Turkish government," he added.
Armenians accuse Ottoman Turks of committing an orchestrated campaign of massacres against Christian Armenians during World War One.
Turkey, which was established as a republic after the Ottoman Empire collapsed, denies those killings were genocide and says both sides lost lives in internecine fighting during the chaos of war.
The Conference of European Rabbis is an umbrella group of 700 religious leaders in Europe, where an estimated 1,7 millions Jewish people live. About 17,000 Jews live in Turkey, a country of 76 million people.
(Writing by Ori Lewis and Ayla Jean Yackley in Istanbul, Editing by Andrew Heavens)

NC proposal in Senate focuses on disrputive protests at military funerals.


Verne Strickland / Blogmaster / February 28, 2013



N.C. bill to limit funeral protests passes unanimously in state Senate
The Respect Our Fallen Heroes bill expands on a law that has been on the books since 2006 and aims to keep groups such as members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas from disrupting funerals.

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina has questioned whether the restrictions violate the U.S. Constitution's protections of free speech and protest. Supporters of the legislation, such as bill sponsor Rep. John Szoka of Cumberland County, say loud, anger-inducing protests violate the rights of families seeking to bury their loved ones in peace.
The 2006 law says that protesters must leave the proximity of a funeral at least an hour before it starts and can't return until an hour after it ends. Current law requires protesters to stay at least 300 feet away from the service.
The new law would expand the time to two hours before and after the funeral and require protesters to stay 500 feet away.
The bill also toughens the punishment for breaking the law.
Members of the Westboro group travel the country to protest at military funerals and other events, saying that the deaths reflect God's wrath for a nation that is growing more accepting of homosexuality. In the fall a small group from Westboro protested a military funeral in Raeford. Hundreds of counter-protesters gathered to stand between them and the grieving family and friends of a N.C. National Guard soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.
The Raeford police chief said the Westboro group obeyed the law and cooperated with law enforcement; a counterprotester was arrested after he charged at the Westboro members.
Fayetteville and Cumberland County law enforcement said that they have never charged anyone with violating the 2006 law.
Staff writer Paul Woolverton can be reached at woolvertonp@fayobserver.com or 486-3512.
 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New ag labor guestworker program urged by American Farm Bureau


Farm Bureau Urges New Ag Labor Guestworker Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 26, 2013 – A new, modern guestworker program for agricultural workers is needed so that U.S. farmers and ranchers can continue growing food, tending livestock and contributing to the nation’s economy, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told Congress today. (Feb 26)
AMERICA SOONER OR LATER WILL HAVE TO IMPORT FARM 
WORKERS . . . OR IMPORT FOOD!

“We want to keep these jobs in America for U.S. workers, not outsource them,” Stallman testified to the House’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. Farm Bureau urged lawmakers to implement a new, market-based labor program administered by the Agriculture Department. The new program would serve as a substitute for and eventually replace the H-2A program now in place, Stallman explained. It would also provide farmers with access to a legal and stable workforce over the long-term. In addition, the new program would provide employers with greater certainty that they will have access to the workforce they need, when they need it and at a competitive cost.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman testified before Congress about the need for a new, modern guestworker program for agricultural workers. Click on the image for a high resolution copy.
“Ultimately, agriculture’s goal is to develop a program that treats workers fairly, while being efficient and economical for employers to use,” Stallman said, noting that workers would be able to work for multiple employers under a structure that enforces worker rights and protects them from exploitation.
Stallman also addressed agriculture’s short-term labor needs in his testimony.
“In order to provide short-term stability and an orderly, effective transition to a new guestworker program it is imperative that any legislation approved by Congress include provisions permitting current agricultural workers who might not otherwise qualify to obtain work authorization,” Stallman said.
“Any new program will take time to be implemented fully,” Stallman said. “Granting existing experienced agricultural workers work authorization is a crucial part of making sure that there is not economic dislocation in the agricultural sector while we transition to a new program.”
AFBF economists estimate that the agricultural economy and the broader U.S. economy are facing $9 billion or more in lost productivity each year if the agriculture labor force issue is not addressed.
In closing, Stallman reiterated the cooperative efforts of a broad coalition – the Agriculture Workforce Coalition – that is working in a unified manner “to construct a model agricultural labor program that will work” for all sectors of agriculture.

 News Release Archive Video Newsline Podcast Central Focus on Agriculture The Ag Agenda State Roundup Foodiecast Fast Facts Media Contacts Media Mailing List Pres. Bob Stallman's Bio 
 
Contacts:   Tracy Taylor Grondine
(202) 406-3642
tracyg@fb.org
  Cyndie Sirekis
(202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org

Monday, February 25, 2013

Young Professionals Leadership conference a success, says GOP leader from Wilmington

Verne Strickland / February 26, 2013

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Minority leadership event looks to empower young professionals

 By Stephanie Bowens

Last Modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
Pender County Commissioner Jimmy Tate and his team at Progressive Quality Solutions and Associates Inc. are seeking to empower young professionals to become strong future leaders.

The Young Professionals Minority Leadership conference presented by the organization, focused on helping participants learn about “achieving success through leadership, took place Sunday and Monday at the Coastline Conference and Event Center, 501 Nutt St., in Wilmington.

“The goal for this conference is to help many who would not otherwise possibly have an opportunity to learn about leadership achieve leadership skills, and to let them realize their potential of leadership, to understand their self worth, self value and improve their self-esteem and know that through God they can do all things,” Tate said.

While working in education, Tate said he's unable to share his faith or introduce a “spiritual component” to his students, but he says having spirituality is important in life and in leadership, and can help young professionals who feel stuck in a rut. 

This conference, he said, will provide opportunity to include an emphasis on faith. 

John Dismukes, active Young Republican from Wilmington, attended the sessions, and noted that he was impressed with the quality of the program and the obvious interest on the part of those in attendance.


“I left the conference feeling very encouraged. I spoke with young folks from all over the state. My message that I tried to impart on all of them is that: “the world is yours”, in America every individual has the ability to self-determination," said Dismukes. 
The two day conference included workshops on academic success, political awareness, and behavior modification. Presenters included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, NC Central University Chancellor Charles Becton, and Baltimore County schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Edward Newsome.

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Flamenco guitarist "Paco" Strickland and I had several things in common.

Verne Strickland / Monday, February 25, 2013


Wilmington flamenco guitarist "Paco" Strickland and I had a couple of important things in common -- surname "Strickland", and we battled the same disease that killed him just weeks ago at 60 -- multiple myeloma. 

Things we didn't have in common -- he was a gifted Flamenco performer. I was moderately successful as a ukelele strummer through high school and college, and at any campfire where free beer was served. I studied classical piano at East Carolina University, but later morphed into rock and roll a la Jerry Lee Lewis, which eventually eclipsed my future at Carnegie Hall. 



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Paco brought a lot of fun and enjoyment to a lot of people. My wife and son and I often heard him at some of the bars on Water Street. Because of that joy he created, I am in no way forced to be reverent and somber on the subject of his passing. I think he would have liked that.

So here's his obituary, published in the Star News on January 23, 2013


 By Rachel Lewis Hilburn

Flamenco guitarist William “Paco” Strickland passed away recently after battling multiple myeloma – a form of blood cancer – for years.

In the early 90s, Strickland launched what became a nationally-syndicated flamenco guitar show called “Flamenco CafĂ©” on WHQR.  The station carried his show for more than 15 years.

He also continued to play flamenco music in venues around the area.  Exactly four years ago today, he performed on the program Soup to Nuts Live in the WHQR Gallery.  And he talked with WHQR’s George Scheibner about his struggle with cancer.

PACO:

"Bone marrow, I still don’t -- you know, I kind of reject its thought.  ‘I reject you!’  And so therefore, I’m trying to not pay a lot of attention to the actual disease of it.  But it has not affected my playing.  In fact, sometimes you can focus more on something – in spite of an obstacle.  And I’ve been able to do that, so I’ve been saying, ‘Wow, where are these licks coming from?’  Maybe I just wasn’t hearing them before.”

In 2008, Strickland learned he had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow -- his condition terminal.

On his personal Facebook page he explained that he’d received a bone-marrow stem-cell transplant in 2009, but to no avail. In the meantime, he wrote, though he was not performing his music, experimental treatments were affording him hope.

“Your prayers are most appreciated, St. Jude and St. Peregrine obliging,” Strickland wrote.

Paco Strickland married his long-time partner, Connie Nelson, in a private ceremony on Saturday – just two days before his death.  WHQR’s Jemila Ericson officiated. 

William “Paco” Strickland was 60.


MY OWN BOUT WITH THE DISEASE STARTED IN 2009 OR THEREABOUT. IT SMOLDERED ALONG FOR AWHILE BEFORE THAT, CAUSED RACKING PAIN AND ALMOST TOTAL LACK OF THE ABILITY TO WALK. SOON AFTER, IT WAS DIAGNOSED AT CAPE FEAR CANCER CLINIC IN WILMINGTON.


 RADIATION THERAPY AND A CHEMOTHERAPY REGIMEN PUT THE BREAKS ON MY DISEASE AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF TREATMENT. TODAY, ALTOUGH THIS CANCER IS DESCRIBED AS 'INCURABLE', I GRADUATED INTO REMISSION EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND AM NOW WALKING WELL. THE CONSIDERABLE PAIN I SUFFERED AT THE BEGINNING HAS SUBSIDED.

MY ONCOLOGIST, DR. WILLIAM McNULTY, SAYS THAT, 'IF WE CAN KEEP THIS UNDER CONTROL FOR A FEW MONTHS, I AM CONFIDENT WE MAY BE OUT OF THE WOODS. WHEN I FIRST SAW MR. STRICKLAND, HE COULD BARELY WALK. WHILE THE BOOKS SAY MULTIPLE MYELOMA IS 'INCURABLE', I THINK HE HAS A GREAT CHANCE AT RECOVERY.'

PACO FOUGHT A VALIANT BATTLE, BUT EVENTUALLY SUCCUMBED. HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS MISS HIM. AND I AM PROUD THAT PACO AND I, FOR AWHILE, AT LEAST, LEARNED TO SING THE SAME TUNE. HE HANDLED THE LEAD.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gallup: Americans say preventing terrorism top foreign policy goal. We do thinkin' right.



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PRINCETON, NJ — Eighty-eight percent of Americans say preventing future acts of international terrorism should be a very important foreign policy goal of the U.S., top among nine issues. Americans also give a high priority to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and to securing adequate energy supplies for the U.S. Americans are less likely to see promoting economic development in other countries and helping other countries to build democracies as very important U.S. foreign policy goals.

The results are based on Gallup’s annual World Affairs poll, conducted Feb. 7-10. The rank ordering of the nine issues tested in the poll indicates that Americans believe the U.S. should focus its foreign policy on matters that can or do affect the country directly — terrorism, nuclear weapons, energy, and favorable trade policies. Americans give lower priority to matters that involve the U.S. acting on behalf of other countries, including defending U.S. allies, working with international organizations to bring about world cooperation, promoting and defending human rights, and promoting economic development and democracy. These lower priority issues do not have an obvious benefit to the U.S., but they could certainly work to the country’s benefit in the long run.
Still, a majority of Americans say each of the nine issues is at least a somewhat important foreign policy goal for the U.S., indicating Americans see some value in pursuing each.
Gallup has asked a version of this question five times since 2001. Each time, preventing terrorism or preventing nuclear weapons has rated as the most important foreign policy goal, with securing adequate energy supplies also ranking relatively high. Building democracy in other countries has consistently ranked near the bottom of the list.
In general, the importance ascribed to each of the different matters has been fairly stable over time, with securing adequate energy supplies showing a bit more variation, ranging from 68% to 82%. That variation could be influenced by the prevailing energy situation, including gasoline prices, at the time each survey was conducted.

Implications
Americans are most likely to say that international issues that have a real or potential direct effect on the U.S. should be very important foreign policy goals for the country. They give a lower priority to matters that involve the U.S. assisting other countries. These preferences have been stable over the past 12 years Gallup has asked this question.
Thus, on the current world stage, for example, it is likely Americans would prioritize the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon over providing assistance to democratic movements in several Middle Eastern nations.
That is not to say Americans are highly isolationist, as two-thirds or more believe a variety of actions designed to help out other countries are at least somewhat important for the U.S. to do. But on a relative basis, Americans show much more consensus on prioritizing foreign policy matters that have a more obvious effect on the U.S.
View methodology, full question results, and trend data.
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