No 936 “En mi opinión” Abril 30, 2015
“IN GOD WE TRUST” LAZARO R GONZALEZ MIñO EDITOR
Justice Scalia Asks ‘Why no ancient Greek gay marriages?’
by Gary DeMar
The Supreme Court will make a ruling on whether same-sex marriage should be made the law of the land. If it does, what will the states do? Will we see states ignoring the ruling of the court since there is nothing in the Constitution – including the 14th Amendment – giving jurisdiction to the national government on the redefinition of marriage?
One of the biggest problems with the Constitution is that it does not set forth a firm foundation for its authority beyond “We the people. . .” But even the people are being overruled by renegade judges who overturn laws prohibiting same-sex marriage in more than a dozen states. The Constitution in fact should read “We five judges. . .” Our founders never meant it to be this way.
It’s inconceivable that both state and federal representation can be overruled by five unelected judges who are no greater authority than themselves.
In yesterday’s opening arguments on same-sex marriage,
“The most dramatic moment in a historic case before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage Tuesday morning came after the first attorney had wrapped up her argument. ‘Gay marriage is an abomination in the eyes of God,’ suddenly screamed a protester in the courtroom.
“After continuing his protest, the man was escorted from the court room.
Justice Antonin Scalia quipped, ‘That was refreshing, actually,’ causing loud laughter to ripple through the courtroom.”
Yes, it was refreshing since it pointed out that the Supreme Court Justices have no clothes under their robes, that is, they have no basis on which to make sound moral rulings.
They rely on precedent. But on what does the first precedent rest on? It all comes down to personal opinion, but only some opinions matter.
Instead of appealing to the Bible, Justice Scalia appealed to the Greeks and Romans. It may have been strategic on his part since liberals love the Greeks and Romans. One of our nation’s national law-making bodies is named the Senate after the Romans.
Thew following is from Garth Kant at WND:
“The justice noted the Greeks and Romans had no moral disapproval of homosexual relations, yet neither culture ever considered approving same-sex marriage. The implication was that those cultures must have found it would cause some sort of harm to society.
“Scalia used the same example to indicate that modern state laws defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman were not motivated by dislike of, or discrimination against, gays.
“He asked attorney Mary Bonauto, who argued in favor of same-sex marriage, if it were true that homosexual relationships but not marriages were sanctioned by those cultures.
“When she said yes, Scalia continued, ‘So their exclusion of same-sex marriage was not due to prejudice, right?’ Adding, unless she considered Plato prejudiced.
Bonauto replied she could not speak for ancient philosophers but was immediately cut off by liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who, perhaps surprisingly, picked up the conservative Scalia’s line of argument.
“Breyer noted heterosexual marriage has been the law everywhere for thousands of years, and suddenly Bonauto was asking for immediate change.
“‘Why can’t these states wait and see’ if the other states’ experiments in gay marriage leads to harm?”
We don’t have to wait. Same-sex marriage is already causing harm. Ask the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Garth Kant’s article is well worth reading.
Contrary to Justice Scalia’s historical point about there being no homosexual marriages in either ancient Greece or Rome, there was a very significant same-sex marriage. Consider Roman Emperor Nero Caesar:
“[A]ccording to historical accounts, [Nero] ordered his first wife, Octavia, killed; kicked his second wife, Poppaea, to death when she was pregnant; saw to the murder of his mother, Agrippina the Younger (possibly after sleeping with her); perhaps also murdered his stepbrother, Britannicus; instructed his mentor Seneca to commit suicide (which he solemnly did); castrated and then married a teenage boy; presided over the wholesale
arson of Rome in A.D. 64 and then shifted the blame to a host of Christians (including Saints Peter and Paul), who were rounded up and beheaded or crucified and set aflame so as to illuminate an imperial festival.”
If pro-same-sex marriage advocates are looking for historical support for same-sex marriage, Nero Caesar is their man!
Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/22050/justice-scalia-asks-why-no-ancient-greek-gay-marriages/#m0UY3F4WuAbQzJU2.99
AMENPER: No es Cuestión de Representación
Cuando ves los sucesos de la ciudad de Baltimore quince policías heridos, múltiples vehículos vandalizados y envueltos en fuego, y negocios saqueados, destruidos y prendió mientras un masivo grupo de alborotadores corrían como salvajes a lo largo de la Avenida del norte en una vecindad de Baltimore que parecía una aldea de una película de Tarzán. La primera pregunta a una persona que venga de otro planeta tiene que ser ¿Por qué? ¿Qué es lo que quieren?¨¨
Pero creo que lo que estábamos viendo es el resultado de tener el primer presidente negro con el primer Secretario negro de la justicia, no porque sean negros, sino porque fueron electos por ser negros, y eso no es algo correcto para elegir a un gobernante. Si hubieran sido elegidos por sus méritos, ya fueran blancos o negros, entonces las cosas fueran diferentes
Esto había sucedido antes en Baltimore. En 1968 pasó lo mismo, los edificios fueron quemamos, infraestructura y los barrios fueron destruidos. Todavía tienen cicatrices de 1968 donde habían quemado la infraestructura y las empresas no querían volver a la ciudad de Baltimore.
Finalmente poco a poco fueron volviendo, mejorando la comunidad y creando empleos, pero algo no ha cambiado, aunque las cosas en Baltimore y en todo el país han cambiado desde 1968.
Entonces se quejaron que los negros estaban insuficientemente representados, que la policía era toda blanca, el Presidente era blanco, alegaron que el ciudadano negro no tenía representación.
Hoy tenemos un presidente negro y amplia diversidad no es un problema en Baltimore, donde el 63% de los residentes y 40% de los agentes de policía son de color negro. El Comisionado de policía actual también es negro. El alcalde es negro, como su predecesor y una mayoría del Concejo Municipal. Sin embargo, ninguno de esta diversidad “críticamente importante” parece haber importado-
El fuerte aumento en los delitos violentos en los barrios negros, que se remonta a la década de 1970 y 1980, pasó a coincidir con un aumento en el número de líderes negros en muchas de esas mismas ciudades. Esto decirse de Baltimore pero es también cierto de Cleveland, Detroit, Filadelfia y Washington, D.C., donde hay negros jefes de policía y alcaldes, jueces y superintendentes escolares que han predominado durante décadas.
No voy a tomar una postura racista, no es que nosotros no deberíamos elegir candidatos negros, el problema no es la negrura o blancura del candidato, pero es cuál es la agenda y la postura del candidato para lograr su ambición de lograr el voto de base negro y el voto de lástima de los incautos blancos.
Si los líderes negros como los Jackson y Sharpton, una y otra vez apoyan la cultura de culpar a los agentes de la ley cada vez que tienen que cumplir con su deber y defiendan a los delincuentes, cada día los delincuentes tendrán un incentivo para avanzar en su carrera de la delincuencia.
Oímos al presidente hoy decir que los amotinados no estaban protestando pero robando. Hello Barry, todos sabemos esto, pero no sigas el discurso diciendo que tiene legitimidad su frustración, porque la frustración es de los blancos y negros que ven sus propiedades banalizadas.
La frustración es el vernos gobernado por negros racistas. Y esto es una lástima, no para los blancos, porque esto se puede corregir en unas elecciones, pero para los negros decentes que ven sus oportunidades tanto políticas como empresariales desvanecerse en esta guerra racial creada por militantes ambiciosos a todos los niveles, que destruyen las oportunidades de tener un ambiente de armonía racial.
It’s Time for Black America to Blame Black America
Where are the black fathers in Baltimore? They don‘t exist. I saw black mothers in the streets. I saw black male teens. But no black fathers trying to keep their kids off the streets and away from violence.
Where is Barack Obama? Our nation’s first black president has been silent as blacks tear apart a major America city. He’s quick to weigh in and assign blame every time one black kid gets shot by a white cop. But not a word on the day thousands of blacks rampage and terrorize a city? Not a word ever about black-on-black crime? As of Tuesday, after most of the damage has been done, Obama finally issued a statement condemning the violence. A day late, a dollar short and still no interest in “boots on the ground” to calm the crisis.
A Baltimore police captain tries to calm a protestor the night after citywide riots over the death of Freddie Gray on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Where is the black mayor of Baltimore? Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake clearly ordered police to stand down, make no arrests and stop no crimes while her city was being destroyed, while the businesses she is sworn to protect were being looted and burned. She clearly said days before the riots went ballistic that she wanted to create a “space for those who want to destroy.” Then she blamed the media for merely repeating her words verbatim.
Where are the black leaders? Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Like Obama, his BFF Sharpton appears to be weighing in a day late and a dollar short too. He’s arranging a meeting of community leaders. Once there he’ll undoubtedly place the majority of the blame on “police violence” against black citizens of Baltimore. But blaming black citizens for the violence and damage? Asking black citizens who committed crimes to take personal responsibility? It will never happen. I could write Sharpton’s script.
How about the war on poverty? How’s that worked out for black America? The longest and most expensive war in American history has been in place since President Lyndon B. Johnson and inner cities like Baltimore look exactly the same. Same poverty. Same hopelessness. Same anger and violence. Same rioting and blame and excuses. After $22 trillion has been spent – more, by far, than all the wars in the history of America combined, the results are … nothing.
I hear plenty of excuses from black America. I hear they feel powerless. Really? With a black president, the first black attorney general, another black (female) attorney general, a black mayor of Baltimore and a black city council? All that and you still feel powerless?
How has having the first black president helped black America? With black unemployment double that of whites, who is to blame?
I heard ultra-liberal (and pathetically politically correct) CNN analyst Sally Kohn blame white America today. She wished white America would be half as outraged over “police violence” as they are over the riots.
Well I have a message for Sally Kohn:
I wish black Americans would be half as outraged over black-on-black violence, black-on-black murders, black gangs, black drug dealers, black looting, black burning of black small businesses and black rioting as they are about one white cop killing one black kid.
And one more thought for Sally and liberals like her:
What has 50 years of black rule, liberal welfare and entitlement policies, excuses and blame towards white people done for black Americans in inner cities like Baltimore and Detroit? Where’s the progress in those cities under 100 percent Democratic politicians and policies?
The sighting of a white Republican on the streets of cities like Detroit and Baltimore is just a rumor. There were no whites or Republicans among local leaders at the podium in Baltimore yesterday. There was 100 percent black leadership- black mayor, black city council members, black police chief, black community leaders and clergy. Yet urban inner cities like Baltimore and Detroit are in ruins.
It’s time to take personal responsibility. It’s time to move on.
It’s time to fight for jobs, not welfare. It’s time to look within yourselves. It’s time to stop blaming others. It’s time to blame black fathers. It’s time to blame black leaders. It’s time to blame a black president. It’s time to ask what the Democratic Party has ever done for you except ensure you’re helpless, hopeless and dependent on government to survive. It’s time to blame the war on poverty.
‘We will not obey’: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage
To be clear – the men and women who courageously signed this pledge did so knowing the hell storm that is about to be unleashed on them – and their families.
“We will not obey.”
That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.
“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”
“While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross,” the pledge states.
The signees are a who’s who of religious leaders including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, National Religious Broadcasters president Jerry Johnson, Pastor John Hagee, and Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.
The pledge was co-drafted by Deacon Keith Fournier, a Catholic deacon, and Mat Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel. Also involved in the document were Rick Scarborough, the president of Vision America Action and James Dobson, the founder of Family Talk Radio.
“We’re sending a warning to the Supreme Court and frankly any court that crosses the line on the issue of marriage,” Staver told me.
He said that once same-sex marriage is elevated to the level of protected status – it will transform the face of society and will result in the “beginning of the end of Western Civilization.”
“You are essentially saying that boys and girls don’t need moms and dads – that moms and dads are irrelevant,” Staver said. “Gender becomes pointless when government adopts same-sex marriage. It creates a genderless relationship out of a very gender-specific relationship. It says that it doesn’t matter and that two moms or two dads are absolutely equivalent to a mom and a dad.
Iran Forces Seize U.S. Cargo Ship With 34 People On Boa
They know that Obama negotiates with terrorists and will give up anything.
Check it out:
Iran’s Farsnews confirms the Arabiya report, stating that “a US cargo ship with 34 crew was stopped and seized by Iranian Navy warships on Tuesday. The Iranian Navy has confiscated the American trade vessel with all its 34 crew for trespassing on Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.”
An Iranian warship is now taking the American vessel to Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf.
There has been no official confirmation of the seizure yet.
It is unclear why Iran would do this and if this is merely yet another Saudi provocation (expect a full denial by Iran), but the US kneejerk reaction may not only scuttle, so to say, any ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, but led to a far more violent retaliation, which may explain the move in crude if not the move lower in stocks.
After all global war is bullish for risk.
Read more at http://conservativebyte.com/2015/04/iran-forces-seize-us-cargo-ship-with-34-people-on-board/
GEORGE BUSH SLAMS BHO: He’s Naive & Losing War With Islamic State
George Bush calls out Obama on how he is handling ISIS – or not handling them.
He rarely ever publicly criticizes his successor, Barack Obama.
But on Saturday night, George W. Bush apparently lashed out at the President’s foreign policy.
Speaking at a closed-door meeting with Jewish donors in Las Vegas, the 68-year-old former leader suggested that Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iran was not plausible – and comes too early.
He noted that the country’s government and President Hassan Rouhani appear to be caving in – and implied that America could lose leverage if it relaxes sanctions on Tehran anytime soon.
And he said that the comprehensive nuclear deal – which is currently being negotiated by six global powers, including the US – would likely have a negative impact on US national security in the future.
‘You think the Middle East is chaotic now? Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal,’ Bush told donors at the Republican Jewish Coalition session.
Breitbart.com Shocker: Democrats Control the Senate
by Mark Horne —
The votes don’t lie; despite the Republican victory the Democrats control the Senate. So who does Mitch McConnell work for?
This is one of the most profound pieces of news analysis I have seen on exactly what the massive Republican victory has meant for the Senate. What did you win by voting for Republicans?
You won the ability to pass laws that are supported by a majority of the remaining Democrats. Why? Were you expecting something more?
[W]ith two minor exceptions, every single vote that has passed the U.S. Senate since the beginning of this Congress in January has passed with at least—usually more than—93 percent of support from Democrats.
“While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has done the right thing by bringing bills and nominations to the floor that Democrats can support,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s spokesman Adam Jentleson told Breitbart News. “Democrats hope this trend will continue.”
Since January, according to the U.S. Senate vote count website, there have been 10 nominations confirmed. Each one has seen unanimous support from Democrats who voted, but varying levels of Republican support.
The most important of these, of course, was the confirmation of Loretta Lynch. When he was running for re-election, Mitch McConnell promised that no Attorney General would be confirmed who agreed with Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Now that he is not running for re-election for several years, he led some Republicans and all Democrats in voting for her confirmation. Or rather, Harry Reid and the few remaining Democrats led McConnell and a large number of Republicans to confirm Lynch.
[T]he so-called “doc fix” which raised the national debt by nearly $200 billion without offsetting cuts to pay doctors who accept Medicare more, passed with unanimous Democratic support and only eight Republicans voting against it. Those eight Republicans were: Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), David Perdue (R-GA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Tim Scott (R-SC).
The only two areas where Republicans used their majority against Democratic opposition were the Keystone Pipeline vote and the National Labor Relations Board vote—a bill that overruled a President’s rule that a Union could call for an “ambush vote,” an election within eleven days.
Obama vetoed both laws.
The bottom line is that voters handed the Republican Party a huge victory and yet voting behavior in the Senate has simply not changed. If Harry Reid were still the majority leader little would be different from what it is now. And since the Republicans refuse to use the power of the purse, they are at the mercy of Barack Obama’s veto even when they do bother to vote against the Democrats.
So the question is: Is there any Republican political candidate we can trust to change this?
Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2015/04/breitbart-com-shocker-democrats-control-the-senate/#tpLeupZ4GA7OU8YW.99
PIERS MORGAN: ‘Obama Will Go Down In History As the President Who Did Less for Blacks Than a White President’
Piers Morgan calls out Obama for not doing enough in light of the recent riots in Baltimore.
By Piers Morgan, Daily Mail
Barack Obama was elected President on a tidal wave of hope, optimism and genuine belief from tens of millions of African-Americans that he would finally get them true justice and equality.
What’s the point being the first black president if you CAN’T do that?
But he’s failed.
Many black Americans feel even more marginalized than they did before he came to power. They feel even less ‘equal’, even more exposed to injustice. Most are just as poor and badly educated as they were before Obama got to the White House.
And who, honestly, can blame them for thinking their President has failed them in light of so many dreadful deaths of unarmed blacks at the hands of a system that is supposed to protect them?
The President needs to do more than just utter yet more platitudes from the Oval Office.
He should be down in Baltimore today, talking directly to the people who feel he has betrayed them.
HIS people, with HIS skin colour, who voted for HIM because they thought HE would change the system.
Less talk, more action, Mr President.
Or you will go down in history as the guy who did less for blacks in America than Lyndon Johnson – a white man.
LOS LOBOS ROJOS Y LA CAPERUCITA SEPIA*
Por Alfredo M. Cepero
Director de www.lanuevanacion.com
Sígame en: http://twitter.com/@AlfredoCepero
“El lobo devoró primero a la abuelita y después a la caperucita. Acto seguido quedó tumbado en la cama, dormido de tan harto que estaba. El cazador sacó su cuchillo y rajó el vientre del lobo. ¡La Abuelita y Caperucita estaban vivas! Para castigar al lobo malvado, el cazador le llenó el vientre de piedras y se lo volvió a cerrar. Cuando el lobo despertó sintió muchísima sed y se dirigió a un estanque próximo para beber. Como las piedras pesaban mucho cayó en el estanque de cabeza y se ahogó”.
Los lobos rojos de Birán están de plácemes porque se han devorado a una caperucita sepia* que tiene por morada una casa blanca. Y no una casa blanca de pacotilla o una caperucita cualquiera sino la Casa Blanca de la caperucita Barack Obama, desde la que se traiciona a los amigos y se le dispensan favores especiales a los enemigos de los Estados Unidos. Pero, en contraste con el tradicional cuento de terror y engaño que ha cautivado por generaciones a adultos y niños, en esta versión de la Caperucita Roja que es el acuerdo Obama-Castro no existe engaño sino sólo terror.
No existe engaño porque ambos bandos han hecho de la mentira una forma de gobernar y ambos están conscientes de que se han mentido mutuamente. Terror para un pueblo cubano que, una vez pasada la euforia efímera de las falsas esperanzas de mejorar sus condiciones de vida, vera que su mundo ha cambiado para lo peor. Porque se verá sometido a mayores maltratos por parte de un régimen fortalecido por la impunidad que le representa el reconocimiento por la primera potencia del mundo y la prosperidad que le traerán los dólares norteamericanos.
Después de la obtención de dólares de turistas norteamericanos, el mayor interés de la tiranía castrista es que la saquen de la lista de países promotores del terrorismo. Esto le daría acceso a asistencia por parte del gobierno de EEUU u organismos internacionales, así como a los mercados financieros internacionales. Obama ya ha comenzado a dar pasos hacia esa meta consultando a un Congreso en manos republicanas que él sabe se lo negará. Pero como ha hecho con los temas de inmigración y ha tratado de hacerlo con Irán, Obama se propone actuar por decreto.
El Mesías devenido emperador justifica la acción afirmando que ha obtenido seguridades de que La Habana no se inmiscuirá en actos terroristas en el futuro. No acepto ni por un momento que Obama sea el único gobernante sobre la Tierra que crea todavía en las promesas de los dos tiranos. En esta larga lucha por derrocar a la tiranía castrista, se han repetido en palabras, imágenes y sonidos las promesas hechas por el diablo mayor y violadas más tarde por él y por su sanguinario hermano.
Para beneficio de quienes hayan andado por un viaje galáctico durante el último medio siglo vamos a citar unas pocas: “Elevaremos el estándar de vida del cubano superior al de Estados Unidos y del de Rusia… Habrá libertad para los que hablan a favor nuestro y para los que hablan en contra nuestro y nos critican….. Restableceremos todos los derechos y libertades, incluyendo la absoluta libertad de prensa…. Nunca vamos a usar la fuerza y el día que el pueblo no me quiera, me iré…. Las ideas se defienden con razones, no con armas. Soy un amante de la democracia…. Los que hablan de democracia deben empezar por saber en qué consiste el respeto a todas las ideas…no perseguimos a nadie” Estas son las palabras de los mentirosos en cuyas promesas dice creer Barack Obama. Ellos siguen mintiendo a sabiendas de que ya nadie los cree y él sabe que mienten pero no le importa porque todo queda entre mentirosos.
Las mentiras de Obama, por otra parte, son tan recientes y han sido tan documentadas que son ignoradas únicamente por los fanáticos que lo apoyan sin exigirle que cumpla sus promesas falsas. Ahí están la izquierda vitriólica que odia a su propio país, la mayoría de los votantes negros que todo lo ven a través del cristal del color y los inmigrantes ilegales en busca de soluciones fáciles donde no se les reclame responsabilidades por sus violaciones de las leyes norteamericanas. Resulta inaudito que estas personas sigan tolerando las promesas falsas del Partido Demócrata antes que exigir a ambos partidos una reforma migratoria integral, perdurable y dentro de los parámetros de la legalidad.
Como en el caso de los Castro, pasemos revista a un breve muestrario de las mentiras de Obama. En 2009, durante su primer discurso sobre el Estado de la Unión, Obama prometió “reducir el déficit a la mitad hacia el final de mi primer mandato en el cargo”. En cambio, Obama ha promediado déficits casi tres veces superiores a los de su predecesor. En un discurso posterior dijo:“Durante los próximos dos años, este plan [de estímulos] salvará o creará 3.5 millones de empleos”. Puede que hubiese prometido 3.5 millones de nuevos empleos, pero en cambio está 7.7 millones de empleos por debajo de su objetivo.
Con respecto al casi universalmente rechazado Obamacare, el Mesías dijo: “…debemos tener una atención médica de calidad y asequible para todos los americanos. Se trata de un compromiso que se ha de cumplir en parte logrando la eficiencia que desde hace tanto tiempo necesita nuestro sistema”.Una mentira cruel por razones políticas y un plan vendido por medio del engaño a un pueblo urgido de una restructuración de su sistema de salud bajo el control del médico y el paciente, no de una burocracia gubernamental arrogante e inepta. De hecho, según la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso (CBO), se prevé que 30 millones de americanos sigan sin seguro incluso después de que Obamacare sea implementado por completo.
En su empeño de complacer a una izquierda obsesa por la teoría peregrina del calentamiento global, Obama ha dicho “Invertiremos $15,000 millones anuales para desarrollar tecnologías como las energías eólica y solar, los biocombustibles avanzados, el carbón limpio…” Cuando Obama comienza a hablar sobre “invertir” el dinero del contribuyente, tenga cuidado. Las empresas exitosas no necesitan la inversión del contribuyente. La ya tristemente famosa compañía energética Solyndra es el ejemplo más notorio de “invertir” en compañías energéticas que terminan en quiebra. Las subvenciones públicas para esta compañía de energías verdes les costaron a los contribuyentes americanos la pérdida de $627 millones.
El encargado de poner en práctica el acuerdo Obama-Castro es John Kerry, hermano ideológico del presidente y con una trayectoria de apoyo a dictadores y comunistas del Continente Americano. En 1985, en medio de la Guerra Fría, Kerry encabezó una delegación de legisladores a Nicaragua, donde se reunió con el comandante sandinista Daniel Ortega. A su regreso de Managua, Kerry se mostró partidario de poner fin al apoyo estadounidense a la resistencia conocida como los “Contras”. La Cámara de Representantes siguió su recomendación y rechazó un paquete de ayuda de US$14 millones para los Contras. Al día siguiente, Ortega voló a Moscú para obtener US$200 millones en ayuda del Kremlin. En junio de 2009, Kerry nuevamente intercedió por el lado oscuro y equivocado de la historia. En este caso respaldó el intento de Manuel Zelaya en Honduras de prolongar ilegalmente su mandato presidencial violando la constitución del país.
Ahora bien, como soy un optimista incurable, tal como en el clásico de La Caperucita, vislumbro un final feliz para el pueblo de Cuba. Como en el cuento de marras, estos dos lobos rojos que, como el lobo que devoró a la caperucita y a su abuelita, han devorado vidas, haciendas, cultura e historia de la nación cubana terminarán ahogados por el peso de las piedras de sus injusticias en su propio charco de inmundicias. Su gemelo ideológico, compañero en la mentira y último asidero para aferrase al poder que es Barack Obama tiene los días contados–exactamente 615 días–y ellos también.
Obamacare Just Took A Big Shot From The Supreme Court
“The government keeps making the same bad…”
For the sixth time in a row, the Supreme Court took action to protect religious groups from being forced to comply with Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
On Monday, the court ordered the Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the Michigan Catholic Conference case in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer in favor of Hobby Lobby.
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In June of 2014, the 6th Circuit Court ruled against the Michigan Catholic Conference and another catholic group based in Tennessee, stating that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “accommodation” adequately addresses the religious liberty objections these groups have to providing contraceptives.
As reported by Western Journalism last month, the accommodation rule requires religious institutions to notify HHS or their insurer of their objection to the contraception mandate. After their objection is certified by HHS, the health care insurer must then pay for the mandated coverage.
The Michigan Catholic Conference objected to the mandate and the accommodation on the grounds that the health care plans their institutions are required to provide are still the means used to furnish abortion-inducing drugs and other contraceptives, whether the institutions pay directly for that specific portion of the coverage or indirectly (through higher premiums, etc.).
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These groups further argue that in order for them to follow the certification process required by HHS for the accommodation, they are still, in effect, giving the insurer the green light to provide the means to take a human life.
Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said, “The government keeps making the same bad arguments and the Supreme Court keeps rejecting them – every single time. This is because the government can obviously come up with ways to distribute contraceptives without the forced involvement of Catholic ministries.” The Becket Fund filed an amicus brief in the case.
“As with the Supreme Court’s decisions in Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby, this is a strong signal that the Supreme Court will ultimately reject the government’s narrow view of religious liberty. And it makes it less likely that lower courts will accept arguments the Supreme Court has rejected over and over and over again,” Rienzi added.
Debunking Obama’s Bilious Baltimore Babble
It’s never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it’s never, ever enough.
The latest paroxysm of urban violence, looting, and recriminations in Baltimore prompted President Obama on Tuesday to trot out his frayed Blame The Callous, Tight-Fisted Republicans card. After dispensing with an obligatory wrist-slap of toilet paper-and Oreo-filching “protesters” who are burning Charm City to the ground (he hurriedly changed it to “criminals and thugs” mid-word), the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner got down to his usual business: hectoring his political opponents and grousing that America hasn’t forked over enough money for him to make the “massive investments” needed to “make a difference right now.”
If we are “serious” about preventing more riots, the president declared, then “the rest of us” (translation: all of us stingy conservatives) have to make sure “we are providing early education” and “making investments” so that inner-city youths are “getting the training they need to find jobs.”
Narcissus on the Potomac wheedled that “there’s a bunch of my agenda that would make a difference right now.” Me, me, me! His laundry list of the supposedly underfunded cures that he can’t get through Congress includes “school reform,” “job training” and “some investments in infrastructure” to “attract new businesses.”
I’ll give POTUS credit: He can lay it on thicker than a John Deere manure spreader.
Let’s talk “massive investments,” shall we?
In 2009, Obama and the Democrats rammed the $840 billion federal stimulus package through Capitol Hill under the guise of immediate job creation and economic recovery. An estimated $64 billion went to public school districts; another nearly $50 billion went for other education spending. This included $13 billion for low-income public school kids; $4.1 billion for Head Start and childcare services; $650 million for educational technology; $200 million for working college students; and $70 million for homeless children.
How’s that all working out? Last week, economists from the St. Louis Federal Reserve surveyed more than 6,700 education stimulus recipients and concluded that for every $1 million of stimulus grants to a district, a measly 1.5 jobs were created. “Moreover, all of this increase came in the form of nonteaching staff,” the report found, and the “jobs effect was also not statistically different from zero.”
More than three-quarters of the jobs “created or saved” in the first year of the stimulus were government jobs, while roughly 1 million private sector jobs were forestalled or destroyed, according to Ohio State University. President Obama later admitted “there was no such thing” as “shovel-ready projects.” But there were plenty of pork-ready recipients, from green energy billionaires to union bosses to Democratic campaign finance bundlers. About $230 billion in porkulus funds was set aside for infrastructure projects, yet less than a year later, Obama was back asking for another $50 billion to pour down the infrastructure black hole.
In 2010, President Obama signed the so-called Edujobs bill into law — a $26 billion political wealth redistribution scheme paying back Big Labor for funding Democratic congressional campaigns. A year later, several were spending on the money to plug budget shortfalls instead of hiring teachers. Other recipients received billions despite having full educational payrolls and not knowing what to do with the big bucks.
In 2012, with bipartisan support, Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act “to encourage startups and support our nation’s small businesses.”
In July 2014, with bipartisan support, Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to “help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.” (Never mind that a GAO review of the feds’ existing 47 job-training programs run by nine different agencies “generally found the effects of participation were not consistent across programs, with only some demonstrating positive impacts that tended to be small, inconclusive or restricted to short-term impacts.”)
In December 2014, the White House unveiled nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to “expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America” from “birth and continuing to age 5.”
That’s all on top of the $6 billion government-funded national service and education initiative known as the SERVE America Act, which was enacted less than a month after the nearly $1 trillion stimulus with the help of a majority of Big Government Senate Republicans. The SERVE America Act included $1.1 billion to increase the investment in national service opportunities; $97 million for Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zones; and nearly $400 million for the Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund.
The “social innovation” slush fund was intended to “create new knowledge about how to solve social challenges in the areas of economic opportunity, youth development and school support, and healthy futures, and to improve our nation’s problem-solving infrastructure in low-income communities.” The biggest beneficiaries? Obama’s progressive cronies.
Apparently, the richly funded “social innovators” haven’t reached the looter-prone neighborhoods of Baltimore yet. But it’s not ideologically bankrupt Obama’s fault. It’s ours.
This week, the U.S. Senate is debating the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, bi-partisan legislation introduced by Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Corker (TN). The bill would allow Congress time to review a nuclear “agreement” with Iran – and, further, would allow Congress a vote in opposition to the agreement if our legislators believe it’s a bad deal.
ACT for America has been consistent in our strong support for congressional involvement in any final nuclear agreement with Iran, and we supported S. 615, as it was originally introduced.
There are potential amendments to the bill that may be offered during debate by the full Senate. We feel that some of these amendments, if enacted, would help ensure that any final nuclear deal with Tehran is a good one.
Therefore, we wanted to call these possible amendments to your attention, and encourage you to register your support for them by calling your U.S. Senators. Click here to find out how to contact them.
Some of the offered amendments include:
- Senator Marco Rubio(FL) an amendment requiring Iran to recognize the state of Israel.
- Senator Ted Cruz(TX) – an amendment requiring congressional approval of an Iranian nuclear agreement – not just disapproval, as does the Corker bill.
- Senator John Barrasso(WY) – an amendment requiring the President to certify that Iran is not directly supporting acts of terrorism against the United States or against an American citizen anywhere in the world.
- NOTE:An amendment offered by Senator Ron Johnson (WI), treating any nuclear deal with Iran as a treaty and therefore requiring approval from 67 senators to put it into effect, was defeated on the Senate floor yesterday.
As is often the case with legislative affairs (and politics in general) things are still in flux with regard to amendments that may be considered as part of this legislation.
The bottom line is that we must do all we can to ensure that a final nuclear agreement with Iran is one that fully protects the United States, Israel, and the world from a dangerous regime that has proven time again to be both untrustworthy and devoted to the destruction of the west.
Remember: YOUR INDIVIDUAL VOICE COUNTS – and when joined by ACT for America’s other 300,000 members, that voice turns into a roar. This issue definitely demands just such a roar.
No matter what amendments ultimately are offered to this bill, it is critical that the U.S. Congress understands that you expect them to make sure Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.
Not now. Not ever.
Thank you for your continued diligence on important issues like this one – issues that have a direct impact on the security of our nation. By working together, and speaking with one voice, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.
Is a Castastrophic Economic Meltdown Coming??
by Guy Christopher
The big question our readers are asking – the sticking point everyone wants to know when making financial decisions: Is a global economic disaster coming or not? According to headlines shouting green shoot recovery, rising employment, and a red hot stock market, the answer is Not.
Those propaganda headlines come with soothing tales of compassionate, wise, and unified central bankers running the show, having everything under control.
One by one, those bankers are now separating their nations’ fortunes, and their own, from one another. Many are publicly demonstrating they don’t trust each other, and just as certainly, proving why you should not trust any of them.
For starters, nothing says “I don’t trust you anymore” like demanding the return of tons of gold stored for safekeeping in the U.S. for most of eight decades. Bank masters in Austria, Germany, Venezuela, Holland, and other nations began publicly calling their gold home from Fort Knox shortly after the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis brought the world face to face with economic annihilation.
And no one says “I don’t trust the paper money we’ve all been printing” louder than Alan Greenspan, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank for 19 years until 2006.
Only Now Does Greenspan Level with Us
Greenspan sixty years ago was a close friend and collaborator of philosopher and free-market icon Ayn Rand. He was without question a strong proponent of gold. But during decades as a supposed financial wizard and then head of the Fed, Greenspan abandoned Rand’s teachings that markets should be free from government meddling.
Now aware his historical legacy is up for grabs, he is rewriting his resume, publicly throwing his still-considerable influence to favor gold. Since leaving the Fed, he has been saying loudly and without apology gold is better to hold than paper money, starting with U.S. dollars.
“Gold is a currency… by all evidence, a premier currency. No fiat currency, including the dollar, can match it,” he said in 2014. He told the BBC in February he believes the Euro is doomed.
Greenspan pretended for 19 years he ran a non-political Federal Reserve. But at a financial conference last year, he had jaws dropping everywhere.
“I never said the U.S. Federal Reserve was independent,” was his response to a question about his policies. Greenspan’s bombshell was meant to inoculate himself from the long lasting effects of his dangerous policies. But it serves as an off-hand admission he spent his life as a puppet, not a puppet master.
One of the most transparent, lying bank masters on record is Jean-Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxembourg, former economic wizard of the European Council, and current President of the European Commission. Juncker happily bragged about lying. “When it becomes serious, you have to lie,”he said in a now infamous self-tribute.
In a videotaped economic conference in 2011, Juncker told his audience he often “had to lie” while running Europe as its economic superstar. Sometimes he truthfully told us why. “I am for secret, dark debates,” he said in 2011. It would “not be intelligent to draw public attention” to facts, he once told a top British banker. One chilling Juncker quotation admitted central bankers criminally manipulate a sleep-walking public. Most people can’t understand what we do, he said, so “we continue step by step until there is no turning back.”
Some former central bankers are coming clean, but Ben Bernanke is the holdout. Infamous for his 2006 assurance to Congress the housing market was solid and in fine shape a year before it collapsed, Bernanke is writing his autobiography to explain how he saved the world by printing and giving away trillions. He gets $250,000 of those dollars back for one-hour speaking engagements.
Central bankers are edgy. They recognize they’ve created disasters and want to distance themselves from the consequences.
In Washington earlier this month, banking officials from across the globe gathered to publicly discuss hot buttons like Greece, Iraq, and Ukraine. The New York Times reported the top subject discussed
behind closed doors was Beltway “dysfunction,” quoting one central bank official saying the “single most
important issue” of all the meetings
was U.S. failures.
Any list of America’s top allies will show most of them abandoning the U.S. economically. Great Britain, Canada, Australia, South Korea, France, Germany, and 51 other nations are clamoring to join either Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) or China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIA). Both are designed to compete with – and eventually destroy – U.S. economic and military influence around the world.
America’s Allies Are Hedging Themselves
U.S. allies are eagerly making deals to replace the U.S. petro-dollar with the Chinese yuan for international trade, while Washington begs them not to. Even Taiwan, long protected by the U.S., tried to join China’s AIIA against Washington’s wishes.
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, a top economic adviser to presidents Obama and Clinton, warned a few weeks ago economic allies abandoning the U.S. marks “the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.”
The economist who defined the modern-day currency war, author Jim Rickards, summed it up in a comprehensive Money Metals podcast interview April 10th. Rickards describes the global economy as not in recovery but in depression. Central bankers “don’t know what they’re doing. They won’t say it publicly but they do say it privately. This is one big science experiment.”
Today, across the world, the big money is rapidly changing hands as bankers frantically change dance partners. Bank masters are telling us big changes are coming, either over time or perhaps overnight.
Would big changes necessarily mean another global, catastrophic economic meltdown on its way with no turning back? The record is clear – the people with that answer would be those who caused it with their secret policies and actions.
They haven’t yet told us everything they know, but they have told us they cannot be trusted.
HEY, LIBERALS: Here’s The Real Reason For Baltimore’s ‘BLACK PROBLEMS’
Contrary to what the media and race baiters try to make you believe, here is the real reason why Baltimore is the way that it is.
By Allen West
The population of Baltimore is 622,000 and 63 percent of its population is black. The mayor, state’s attorney, police chief and city council president are black, as is 48 percent of the police force. But as 36-year-old Robert Stokes says, “You look around and see unemployment. Filling out job applications and being turned down because of where you live and your demographic. It’s so much bigger than the police department.”
Everyone wants to have an honest conversation about race, so let’s us endeavor to do just that. Now, of course, when you speak the hard truth about race issues in America – and not just the liberal progressive talking points – and you’re white, you’ll be branded a racist. And if you’re black, well, y’all just watch the comments below and see the denigrating drivel.
As posted on Breitbart.com by John Nolte, “Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem.”
“Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor. In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore city vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland. Elijah Cummings has represented Baltimore in the U.S. Congress for more than thirty years.”
The truth is that it is a culture of dependency as promulgated by the race baiters and new plantation overseers of the inner city that has created what we’re seeing play out in Baltimore. There is where the blame lies, but there are very few who are willing to admit just that.
University Cancels American Sniper Screening After Protests
It was the number one movie in the country, out-grossing tentpoles like Guardians of the Galaxy, but American Sniper is apparently too controversial to be shown on the University of Michigan campus. The powers-that-be have canceled a planned screening of the film this week after students complained that it perpetuated “negative and misleading stereotypes” of Muslims.
According to an online letter that garnered more than 300 signatures, Clint Eastwood’s film “not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer.” Both students and staff members signed the petition, and the backlash against the film drew support from campus groups like the Muslim Students’ Association.
“Chris Kyle was a racist who took a disturbing stance on murdering Iraqi civilians,” said the letter. “Middle Eastern characters in the film are not lent an ounce of humanity and watching this movie is provocative and unsafe to MENA and Muslim students who are too often reminded of how little the media and the world values their lives.”
Deciding they would be promoting “harmful content” if they screened the film, the Center for Campus Involvement decided to replace American Sniper with a screening of Paddington Bear. No word yet on whether students have managed to find any objectionable content in that one.
Shield Us From Different Opinions!
How is it that watching a movie can make a person “unsafe?” Obviously, the people making this claim have already seen American Sniper and lived to tell the tale. They obviously wouldn’t make all of these claims about the film’s content if they hadn’t watched it, right? Of course not.
Anyway, the smear campaign against American Sniper continues. Has there been a more misunderstood movie in recent times? If you haven’t seen the film, you would think it’s this two-hour glorification of a Muslim-hating serial killer. If these idiots ever get around to actually seeing the movie, they’ll think it’s been re-edited for home video. Because they will find it isn’t anything like what they’ve claimed. It’s actually a moving picture of war, and a psychological study of what happens to a man when put into some of the worst situations imaginable.
But the merits, cinematically-speaking, of American Sniper are not the issue. The issue is this new belief that our college campuses should be “safe spaces,” free of any thought, opinion, or idea that might make a student uncomfortable. If there is any place in America where ideas should be allowed to flow unfettered, it is within our universities. You don’t teach young men and women how to think by shielding them from “dangerous” and “unsafe” views.
Of course, today’s universities aren’t trying to teach their students how to think. They’re trying to teach them what to think, and it has frightening ramifications for the future of this country. For many students, a college campus will give them their first real exposure to political ideas. And if certain mainstream political ideas are not only derided but actively banned from campus, the outcome is predictable. And if today’s liberals feel their safety is jeopardized by a movie, it’s no wonder they can’t relate to a man like Chris Kyle.
Cómo saber si hay empresas espiando tu correo electrónico
¿Eres de los que se preguntan si no te estarán espiando a través del correo?
¿Me estarán espiando los correos electrónicos? ¿Estarán obteniendo datos personales? ¿Cuáles?
Si eres de los que de vez en cuando se hacen estas preguntas, sigue leyendo. Sobre todo si tienes una cuenta de Gmail.
Y es que sin haber dado ningún permiso para ello, sin ni siquiera saberlo, muchos de los correos que llegan a tu bandeja de entrada están recogiendo cierta información sobre ti.
De ello se encargan varios correos publicitarios, boletines que recibes incluso sin haberte suscrito y notificaciones de todo tipo.
Quiénes te rastrean
Se trata de una de las técnicas de empresas como Yesware, Bananatag o Streak; compañías de las que puede que no hayas oído hablar, pero que probablemente ya saben de ti.
Éstas se encargan de gestionar las relaciones con los clientes de otras empresas, para afianzar los que ya tienen, o para ampliar la cartera.
El marketing por correo es una de las herramientas que utilizan las empresas de gestión de relaciones con clientes.
Y una de las tácticas que utilizan es el marketing por correo.
Cómo lo hacen y qué obtienen
Los correos que envían estas compañías suelen contener una imagen de 1×1 transparente para el usuario.
En cuanto se abre el correo esta etiqueta hace llegar al servidor que lo emitió una serie de datos.
Algunos de los correos que recibes en tu carpeta de entrada, nada más abrirlos, empiezan a enviar al servidor datos sobre ti.
Básicamente le informan de si se ha abierto el mensaje, desde qué dispositivo se ha hecho, a qué hora y dónde se encuentra el usuario del correo.
Generalmente, el primer dato les sirve para calcular la tasa de apertura de los envíos, el segundo para adaptar el formato del email al dispositivo predominante y el tercero para detectar las mejores horas para mandar los mensajes.
Y así, con todo ello, afinar aún más la estrategia de marketing.
Es un procedimiento más común de lo que se podría pensar.
Es más, Google incluso tiene una página en la que guía a los anunciantes a través del proceso.
Por lo tanto, está lejos de ser ilegal.
Aunque eso no significa que no resulte inquietante para algunos y, en cualquier caso, se lleve a cabo sin el conocimiento ni el consentimiento de los potenciales clientes.
Cuando el ingeniero estadounidense Sonny Tulyaganov supo de esta práctica más o menos frecuente se sorprendió.
Ugly Email te permite saber cuáles correos llegaron a tu carpeta de entrada para fisgonear y proteger tus datos.
No tanto por la importancia de los datos que estas empresas obtenían de los potenciales clientes, sino porque lo hacían sin que estos ni siquiera se dieran cuenta.
Así que decidió rastrear a los rastreadores.
Y el resultado es Ugly Mail, una extensión de Chrome que permite saber cuáles de los correos electrónicos que recibes en tu carpeta de entrada llegaron para fisgonear.
El sistema es sencillo: una vez que se ha instalado, el código identifica los emails que incluyen las imágenes transparentes de rastreo.
Estos correos aparecerán en tu bandeja marcados con el icono de un ojo. Así al menos sabrás que si los abres les estarás enviando de regreso información.
La herramienta, sin embargo, tiene sus limitaciones.
Solo sirve para los correos de Gmail y únicamente está disponible para el navegador Chrome, aunque Tulyaganov adelantó que están trabajando en las versiones para Safari y Firefox.
Ugly Mail no es el único mecanismo para evitar que te espíen a través de correos electrónicos.
Ugly Email detecta los correos fisgones y PixelBlock directamente los bloquea.
Este servicio identifica los correos fisgones y tú eliges abrirlos o no.
Pero otros no te consultan, y los bloquean directamente.
Es el caso de PixelBlock, otra extensión de Chrome.
La medida más básica es mantener activos los filtros de correo no deseado.
Aunque la medida más básica que los usuarios podrían adoptar sería mantener activos los filtros de correo no deseado.
Los clientes de correo más conocidos, como Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail (para Mac) y Evolution (para Linux), cuentan con control deantispam avanzado.
Lo mismo ocurre con los servicios de Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, entre otros.
Asegúrate de mantener activos sus filtros e indica manualmente cuáles correos que el filtro no identificó consideras no deseados.
Así, al menos, se lo pondrás más difícil a aquellos que te quieren espiar.
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