Archive for October 1st, 2008

“The Democrats Covered up Fannie, Freddie Scams?” by Michael G. Mickey

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

At a 2004 hearing see Democrat after Democrat covering up and attacking the regulations to protect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (their cash cows) that are now destroying our economy because the Democrats let them cheat!

You won’t see or hear THIS on the evening news and the kicker is President Clinton, of all people, concludes at the end of this video, “The responsibility that the DEMOCRATS have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president to put some, uh, standards and tighten up a little more on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

We’re always led to believe that George W. Bush has caused all our economic woes, particularly right now as the most liberal Senator in the Congress, Barack Obama, eyes the White House, but is it true? This video certainly doesn’t support that.

The regulator is seen stating that rules were being broken but he is just brow-beaten to death by the Democrats in this video as the Republicans are seen pointing out issues of great concern and trying to figure out how to put a tourniquet on the mess even then! The portfolios of these companies weren’t significant enough for them to be doing what they were and now all of us are caught in the wreckage!

This kind of thing can be boring to watch, especially if you don’t have a solid grasp on exactly what has taken place with these bailouts becoming necessary, but you need to take a few minutes of your time to carefully watch this and LISTEN – really listen – to what was taking place 4 years ago. If you do, you’ll discern who is responsible for it continuing until now we have a full-blown ecomomic DISASTER on our hands!

Note to my readers: This being political in nature, even though it has potential end times implications, I typically place issues of this type solely on the blog. In this instance, however, I put this piece on Yahoo Buzz to get it some looks. On Yahoo Buzz, publishers can submit material they have written which the public can either vote up or down and get it more views.

Even though this story was 100% secular, it was stricken from Buzz as is every story RaptureAlert.com submits without explanation. I’m fine with them pulling it, but you know what, Christians? This just shows how tightly information is controlled, especially if it originates from a Christian-themed website and especially if it is potentially hurtful of Barack Obama and the Democrats – and this story? Truly it is a threat to both! Share it if you like! Have a voice!

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Iran: Islam or Die

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Iran’s parliament has approved a law that would mandate the death penalty for anybody convicted of apostasy.

Under current Iranian law, apostasy is punishable by death, but the final decision rests with a judge. The new law is being debated in the Majlis of Iran (that nation’s parliament) and would mandate the death penalty for apostasy.

“I don’t think there’s going to be a great deal of opposition in Iran, at least in the parliament, to such a law,” [Glenn Penner with Voice of the Martyrs-Canada] contends. “There’s certainly not a strong opposition to any sort of laws that would be hindering the imposition of Sharia law in Iran. So to be honest, I’m not optimistic that this law won’t go through.”

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Scientists: Earth May Exist in Giant Cosmic Bubble

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Hummm, another fingerprint of God maybe.

If the notion of dark energy sounds improbable, get ready for an even more outlandish suggestion.

Earth may be trapped in an abnormal bubble of space-time that is particularly devoid of matter.

Scientists say this condition could account for the apparent acceleration of the universe’s expansion, for which dark energy currently is the leading explanation.

Dark energy is the name given to the hypothetical force that could be drawing all the stuff in the universe outward at an ever-increasing rate.

Current thinking is that 74 percent of the universe could be made up of this exotic dark energy, with another 21 percent being dark matter, and normal matter comprising the remaining 5 percent.

One problem with the void idea, though, is that it negates a principle that has reigned in astronomy for more than 450 years: namely, that our place in the universe isn’t special.

When Nicholas Copernicus argued that it made much more sense for the Earth to be revolving around the sun than vice versa, it revolutionized science.

Since then, most theories have to pass the Copernican test. If they require our planet to be unique, or our position to be exalted, the ideas often seem unlikely.

“This idea that we live in a void would really be a statement that we live in a special place,” Clifton told SPACE.com. “The regular cosmological model is based on the idea that where we live is a typical place in the universe. This would be a contradiction to the Copernican principle.”

I can’t get you atheist types to understand the relatively simple statistics involved in showing just how impossible it is for life to have formed by accident. I can only imagine how much more trouble it’s going to be to get you to understand just how much more impossible it will be if this proves out.

Science keeps looking for the so-called “god particle”. Maybe we should call this the “God Bubble”. Or better yet, there’s already a name that fits really well. It’s called “God’s Creation”. You can read out it in the Book of Genesis. That’s in the Bible, for those who didn’t know.

Anyway, just giving y’all a head’s up, that’s all. Stay tuned…

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Pelosi Pays Husband With PAC Money?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Actually nothing would surprise me in regards to Speaker Pelosi.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband’s real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year.

Financial Leasing Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting fees from the speaker’s “PAC to the Future” over the PAC’s nine-year history.

The payments have quadrupled since Mr. Pelosi took over as treasurer of his wife’s committee in 2007, Federal Election Commission records show. FLS is on track to take in $48,000 in payments this year alone – eight times as much as it received annually from 2000 to 2005, when the committee was run by another treasurer.

Lawmakers’ frequent use of campaign donations to pay relatives emerged as an issue in the 2006 election campaigns, when the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal gave Democrats fodder to criticize Republicans such as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas and Rep. John T. Doolittle of California for putting their wives on their campaign and PAC payrolls for fundraising work.

Last year, Mrs. Pelosi supported a bill that would have banned members of Congress from putting spouses on their campaign staffs. The bill – which passed the House in a voice vote but did not get out of a Senate committee – banned not only direct payments by congressional campaign committees and PACs to spouses for services including consulting and fundraising, but also “indirect compensation,” such as payments to companies that employ spouses.

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VP Debate Moderator Releasing Pro-Obama Book

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The moderator of Thursday’s vice-presidential debate is writing a book to come out about the time the next president takes the oath of office that aims to “shed new light” on Democratic candidate Barack Obama and other “emerging young African American politicians” who are “forging a bold new path to political power.”

Gwen Ifill of the Public Broadcasting Service program “Washington Week” is promoting “The Breakthrough,” in which she argues the “black political structure” of the civil rights movement is giving way to men and women who have benefited from the struggles over racial equality.

Ifill declined to return a WND telephone message asking for a comment about her book project and whether its success would be expected should Obama lose. But she has faced criticism previously for not treating candidates of both major parties the same.

During a vice-presidential candidate debate she moderated in 2004 – when Democrat John Edwards attacked Republican Dick Cheney’s former employer, Halliburton – the vice president said, “I can respond, Gwen, but it’s going to take more than 30 seconds.”

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