Thursday, June 9, 2011

Clinton and Abedin in the Same Boat

I never planned on doing a story on Weiner-Wienergate, but it has intrigued me to the point of no return. I almost seem happy that Huma Abedin works for Mrs.Clinton in this situation, because Mrs.Clinton would be the perfect mentor for her... and it seems she is. We all remember the Monica Lewinsky scandal with Bill Clinton of course, and it seems that Huma is taking the same steps as Hillary, since the most recent pictures show her still wearing the wedding ring that Weiner gave to her. It is just sad that the pregnancy was announced during this whole scandal.
We'll keep you updated.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Breaking News: The Rebuilding of the Ottoman Empire

In January of this year, we received a set of emails showing something the world had not expected. Emails showing the close attempt by a select few to rebuild the historic and greatly infamous Ottoman Empire that had been abolished since 1922, when it was overthrown by a post-world war revolution. That group of people though, were the princes of the Ottoman Empire.

Prince Selim Djem, Prince Serhat-Daniel Gumrukcu, and to a lesser extent Prince Mahmud Osmanaglu were the attempters in the email to claim either the Bir Tawil triangle in Egypt or the Imia/Kardak Islands off the coast of Turkey based on the fact that the land was formerly in control of the Ottoman Empire and both currently hold the status of Terra Nullius, meaning that no country controls this territory and no country has rights to it, since it is disputed, unowned land.

Together the Princes chose the Bir Tawil triangle as the new homeland of the Ottoman Empire. A small stretch of land between Egypt and Sudan that is nearly the size of the Comoros or Mauritius. The Bir Tawil triangle is unique in the fact that no country claims this land at all, a remnant from the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

The plan outlined was to use international law including the succession of rights to the land and the family, the montevideo convention, UN General Assembly Resolution 1514, and numerous other laws and attempts to be sure the land was legally accepted as the rebuilt Ottoman territory. Prince Selim Djem, a writer, volunteered to his cousins to form a petition for the world to sign, while Serhat planned to use connections to work with the UN. The plan was coming together, the Empire would be back.

Unfortunately, the world newest remake of a country didn't come into being. The project was deemed too risky and the family did not take the steps to reform their empire that once held such a large influence over the world. No word on the Princes has come since the project was scrapped, but the idea lives on. Even the fact that the empire almost came back into being is truly historic. Hopefully in the near future, we will see what is in store for the House of Osman.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Osama bin Laden Death Petition Formed

May 13, 2011 - Today Overworld Magazine has formed a petition based on the freedom of information act to release all photographs, video, audio, or papers held by the executive branch (presidential staff), US Navy, or Central Intelligence agency of or about the death of Osama bin Laden's death and the operation that took place. The link is as follows:

"From: Overworld Magazine (

To: United States of America (,,,,,,,,

We the people of the United States wish for the release of all photographs, video, sound recordings, paperwork, and all other information possessed by the U.S. Navy, the Whitehouse (Presidential Staff), Central Intelligence Agency, and Joint Special Operations Command concerning the death of Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Usama bin Laden) and Operation Neptune Spear.

We base this request on the Freedom of Information Act (Public Law 89-554, 80 Stat. 383; Amended 1996, 2002, 2007) and all other international and federal laws regarding the freedom of information and the release of documents. We request any and all digital media, print information, video recordings, photographs, etc taken by any of the before named agencies or by Osama bin Laden's own organization. We request this information be released to the public via any means possible.

The undersigned are the supporters of this public petition, and public request.

Request sponsored by Overworld Magazine -"
Above is the text of the petition stating the laws, the departments the information is requested from, and the request itself. The goal of the petition is to get some sort of evidence of the assassination or some sort of truthful information regarding how the operation went down. We will post more as it comes in...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Floods and Fog of Kentucky: The Crazy Weather Season

The people of Kentucky have been experiencing some crazy weather this year, including days upon days of rain, and several tornados throughout the state. The first three photos are by Kim Edwards, and are of major flooding at Nolin Lake in Clarksville, Ky.

The next two pictures are by Andrew Edwards. These are of some suburban flooding in Louisville, Ky. Due to constant rain, many yards, creeks, basements, and even the Ohio river is flooding out.

More photo's by Andrew Edwards, showing the eerie morning fogs that drifted through Louisville, Ky before another day of storms.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bin Laden Killing Questions (Plus Reuters Photos)

I've been doing research over the last few days into the Osama bin Laden killing, and the more I hear, the less I believe. In this article I plan to outline the "sketchy" parts of the story to unveil what really happened.

1. The Reuters Photos. Photo's released by Reuters show three different men lying dead on the ground, supposedly in bin Laden's mansion. One of the photo's blatently show computer cables and wires by his head despite the O admin stating that the compund was completly cut off from phone, internet, etc. Notice the wires in the orange circle.

2. No evidence in the form of pictures, dna results, etc have come up proving OBL to be dead. Not to mention that many members of al-Qaeda are denouncing the story. There is also now no way to tell if it is truely Osama since the body was "buried at sea."

3. Obama releases news exactly during Donald Trump's show. Despite the attack being a whole week earlier according to the Obama admin, we were not told until the exact time of Trump's (who has been attacking Obama about his birth certificate) Celebrity Apprentice.

4. According to sources within the airport and cargo companies such as UPS, security has not been increased  do to retaliation threats. Living in Louisville, Ky I have access to many UPS and airport employees, who all said nothing changed despite the Obama admin insisting that al-Qaeda will retaliate in such ways.

5. Faked photos. Senator Brown was showed faked.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cuba: Just One Solution

Just months ago, President Barack Obama gave a speech in India stating that for each $1 Billion in exports the United States does, 5000 jobs are created. Of course the problem we face is that trade is hard to come by. Much of the world is in the same financial situation we are in, and even then it is hard to find someone who wants expensive American goods. Of course, there is always Cuba. Since 1962 the United States has held the toughest  embargo known to the world against Cuba. We have chosen that trade with this small island nation is unacceptable though trade with China, North Korea, and Vietnam continue.

Since that time, more specifically in the last few years, Cuba has replaced the President, made reforms in human rights, made economic reforms, places a non-Castro as the head of the Military, and much more. It is apparent that the government of Cuba sees their flaws and is working to reform, yet the United States makes no move at the $8.96 Billion in imports Cuba does each year. In fact, we still work against Cuba by allowing terrorist groups such as Alpha 66 to function in the United States though we claim to fight terrorism.

The increase in trade and 75000 jobs the dropping of the embargo would create are not the only benefits. Currently Cubans are allowed to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and also Cubans who touch soil in the United States are immediately granted political asylum. Removing this embargo would mean further exploration for oil and less immigration into the country. So many positive benefits for removing an embargo, a mere grudge we have held for nearly 50 years.

In my eyes, it is time to lower the embargo to the level of China's. In the end, we will be a better country and more financially secure and the trade would be more controlled than that which we have with China. This September the embargo will be up for renewal, and to everyone I am saying it is the right choice to lower our embargo. As a conservative America, I am saying it is our duty to allow this $8.96 Billion to come to the people of the united States. Now is the time for reform.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuaregs on Libya

In the past few weeks news has been building up about the civil war in Libya that has taken the world stage and seems to be on the front of everyone's mind. We at Overworld Magazine have tried repeatedly to contact the Libyan Opposition, several tribes, even Muhammad al-Senussi, the current claimant to the Libyan throne. Just a few days ago we heard back from an old friend, an anonymous Tuareg officer in the Front des Forces de Redressment, who has many Tuareg counterparts in southern Libya and has even had the chance to meet mr. Muamar Qaddafi himself. The interview that followed sheds a great deal of light on the situation in Libya, and shows a path for the countries future.

First and foremost on my mind was the actual fighting. I wanted to know how things were going, and how the rebels felt about American intervention. Despite the chants around the world for the United States to not interfere in others affairs, the Tuareg's support intervention. It evens the playing field. The Tuareg officer told me, "The Libyan opposition forces feel reassured by American and British strikes. It is clear that any rebel movement with no logistical support from a power like the U.S. is doomed to failure, especially when the enemy, like Khadaffi, heavily armed and financially powerful. So without supports Western Libyan rebel lines go nowhere." My friend went on to tell about his situation in the bordering Niger, where a similar fight for Tuareg liberation has been taking place, and explaining the difference American support could make. It seemed clear to me that even the Tuareg's, who at one point got support from Qaddafi during their fight in Mali, felt that the regime must go.

From there we went to the future of Libya, where it seems that everyone sees a bright future in a new Libyan nation. Already France and Italy have recognized the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate government of Libya, and they only have now to create a working system to control the vast country. Several times the FFR Tuareg officer stated that Libya would become a country representing each tribe equally, and obvious scar from Qaddafi's policy of favoring some tribes over others. "A future government should be a Libyan national unity government that reflects the multicultural identity... I believe that the Libyan opposition is for a multiparty system," he told me. He sees a Libya where Tuareg's, and Toubous, Berbers, and Arabs are all equal. A country free from King or Dictator.

It has become clear to me that NATO intervention is a good thing. We have sank our millions of dollars into Qaddafi's pockets, so we are responsible for what he does to his people. From there we can watch Libya shape into a free and fair country of many tribes and peoples working together. It was my good friend's final quote that had the biggest effect on me though. Words that show the very truth behind our efforts."I want to say to the world, and especially the western world, a great bravo, because without intervention in countries where there is much dictatorship, more innocents will be killed unjustly and that human rights will be trampled all over the world. I think a lot the role played by the Americans to give freedom and hope live to thousands of people around the world."

For more on the Front des Forces de Redressment, see their site at

Monday, April 11, 2011

Shutdown: Is the Money Worth It

Just a few days ago, I received a message from my brother angry at the President because he had the impending fear in him that he would not get paid his salary to defend this country. I feel for him, and it would be hard to go without pay when you risk your life every day to jump from helicopters to rescue innocent civilians from drowning (this is my brothers job). The question that immediately popped into my head was, if he got paid, what is he getting paid? The United States government has worked its way into a situation where it can either go broke or not pay anyone, a situation that would mean even if the government didn't shut down or money still may become worthless.

First lets look at the shutdown. A shutdown is a monetary tactic that is used to force votes and save money. It usually happens when a budget cannot be agreed on, so the checks just stop coming out. Our government has shut down twice in 1995 and 1996 and has had the same problems since then. Its impact is that only services deemed "essential" would continue to receive funding, while nobody else would. In the words of Timothy McMahon of, "The government shutdown is not a plan it is the lack of plan. It is like a person maxing out their credit cards. The only difference is they are in charge of their own credit limit. So after pretending to deal with the issue for a few days or a few weeks, they will say OK we’ve approved ourselves for a higher credit limit and that will be the end of it. More out of control spending. Will it reduce spending? For a few days but it won’t have any meaningful effect. It is simply a way for congress to pretend to address the issue with lots of government posturing but no real results."

Now that we have a better look at what the shutdown really is, lets look at what this budget problem could mean if we didn't resturcture our financial system. Like my brother, many in the military are afraid that they will not get paid, but even if they do the money may not be worth anything soon. According to Christopher Chantrill of, "Inflation is caused by the Federal Reserve buying federal debt and paying for it with newly printed dollars." Which means continued spending while trying to pay off our debt will just cause increased inflation. Inflation would mean that even if all government employees were paid, their money would become worthless, there is more of a fear than ever that the dollar will fall. Mr. Chantrill continues,"It has already fallen by 98 percent since 1913. It will go lower."

So in the end, whether there is a shutdown or not, we are headed somewhere we don't want to be. Our only true option is to find sources of revenue that does not hurt americans, and to cut spending in ways that would have the least impact. As for the future of the dollar, Mr.McMahon sums it up best, "It’s almost certain that over the long run the dollar will fall because that is the only way the government can reduce the debt. In the short run who knows but the dollar has been falling for 40 years against the Swiss franc why would it stop now?" To my brother, my friends, and my countrymen I have to say don't worry, we will survive. "Governments inflate, default, shutdown, and renege on their promises all the time.  It all seems strange to us because Britain and the US have avoided defaults in the past.  That seems to be likely to change in the near future." Chantrill told me in his closing remarks. It is saddening, but it is a neccisary evil. We can only hope the bottom is not as rough as it looks from here. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Electon 2012: Coverage Part 2

As you can imagine, the last time we did our article covering the 2012election, we could not get to everyone running. There were some that had not responded, and some that had not filed. In this article we have a few more candidates that have responded to show us their views so a full decision can be made about all candidates... that is truly fair and balanced. So without further delay, I give you the candidates.

Jon Greenspon - Republican

The US Budget is a train wreck, and needs straightforward corrections. I believe a rational starting point is to look at the last budget where a complete listing of “income” and “expenditures” exists – in 2012/13, this would be the 2010/2011 budget. The next, and all future budgets should be done in a balanced manner. I mean, simply, that if you look at the last budget, and look at the income section – that’s ALL the money you have to spend… No more. I do not agree with spending “tomorrow’s money” today, that’s political speak for either “we’ll print what we need”, or “it’s not our problem, it’s the next Congress’s”…. WRONG.
Also, with regards to budget cuts, it makes no difference if Congress is happy with the idea – if the United States wants to repair its “credit” with the people of this Country, we need to practice the same discipline that’s happening in household across the country. Make a budget, cutting spending where needed, and STICK TO IT. As far as I’m concerned, you demonstrate by example. The first cuts I intend to make will be with the Presidential and White House salaries, and the White House budget. Secondly, all federal programs that are duplicative, and then we look to the regular programs. There will be NO sacred cows. Most importantly, all money that is “saved” will not be redirected to the General Budget Fund, but to repaying on the mounting debt that our “elected brain trust” has decided to create.  
Foreign policy:
American Foreign policy, first and foremost, should NEVER be dictated by an agency other than the United States Government or, by proxy, the United States Department of State. Our Constitution states that it is the Supreme Law of the Land; not the United Nations Charter, the Talmud nor the North American Free Trade Agreement. When it comes to diplomacy, I believe our military should always be an available option, never “taken off the table”, but available only as a last resort. Military operations should, rightly speaking, only be left after all other options have been exhausted.

I cannot condone the use of military action in Afghanistan, Libya or other locations that have not been sanctioned by the vote of Congress. Similarly, I believe we, as Americans, need to re-evaluate the spending of taxpayer dollars in foreign aid, where there is clearly no authority for that waste of money to found in the United States Constitution.

America is a nation that runs on the use of energy. However, we are also a nation that has become dependent upon foreign powers for that energy, because of our own Congress’s interest in the campaign contributions available by foreign interest lobbyists. I do agree that our environment is a precious resource, and that we need to develop energy resources with that in mind, but we also need to stem the loss of American money and jobs to foreign agencies for a resource we can provide here at home. I believe that many of the alternative energy options out there are viable, but need to be developed to a greater degree of reliability and efficiency then they currently have. Until then, we still need to rely on the energy systems currently in our grasp, and transfer knowledge and monies from these provable technologies to the alternative frontier – not turn our backs on working systems and tax them until they bleed.

Even with the Nuclear problems in Japan, our nuclear energy needs should not be “switched off”. Atomic energy is, in the long-run, inexpensive and safe. In Montana, we have coal reserves that can provide power to American homes for more than a century, and our on and off-shore oil supply can be produced at a fraction of the cost of drilling and shipping it from places like Saudi Arabia.

Alma Mater:
Victor Valley College, California/United Stated Marine Corps

Gun Control/Heath Care views:
I support the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. My general view is that Congress has the legal obligation to say that “weapons of indiscriminate destruction” (such as grenades, rocket launchers, fully automatic weapons, and the like) can and should be viewed as military hardware. This type of material should be destroyed when its military usefulness is ended, and not provided to the public, or worse yet – to foreign agencies or terrorists. Pistols, rifles and other small arms, however, should be regulated by State governments, where they have the ability to provide reasonable and less costly restrictions on the use and role in hunting and self-defense. I view groups such as M13, any of the various “Street Gangs” in our country, and such as internal terrorist groups, and should be dealt with accordingly.

Health care should be something decided upon between a doctor and his or her patient, not some mindless insurance drone, worse yet, a governmental bureaucrat. Our health care system needs repair, but the concept of “reform” has worn out its welcome. We need a common sense proposal, with realistic input from doctors, patients, pharmacists, and the like – with one government official and one insurance representative in the room, no more…. After all, the group does need someone to point and laugh at.

You can tell alot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and their favorite quotes. What are yours?
My greatest inspiration would be my Grandfather, a veteran of the Second World War, and a member of our greatest generation. Secondly, I would have to share that inspiration with both former President Ronald Reagan (whom I had the honor to meet once, at MCB Camp Pendleton while serving as a US Marine), and the late James Stewart.

Some of my favorite quotes by others:
Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair. (George Burns)
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. (Ronald Reagan)
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. (Ronald Reagan)
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. (Ronald Reagan)
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. (John Adams)
Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town. (George Carlin)
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way. (John Paul Jones)
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. (George Washington)
If this is one of the richest countries in the world, why is it so many of us can barely afford living here? (Kevin Costner, from the movie “Swing Vote”)
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday. (John Wayne)

What are some original ideas of yours that have not been brought forward to make life and liberty easier for Americans?
I think two items that are essential are accountability and responsibility. In the case of the former, accountability, the people have a right to know what their government is doing with their money… I would propose that before my first full budget is provided to Congress, that a full accounting of the US finance’s from 2000 to 2012 is done – every department and agency, including the Federal Reserve and other independent agencies – by an outside group, like Jackson Hewitt or H&R Block. If Congress and the Fed don’t like this, OH WELL.

With regards to responsibility, our current government has often demonstrated a complete lack of regard to the concerns of their constituents, often in favor of the special interests that are funding their re-elections. That ends with me… If the American people can’t get through to their elected officials, I will get them through. Life’s full of potholes, and our elected officials deserve to hit a few dozen themselves.

Andrew Hastings - Independent

I propose a flat 15 percent federal income tax on any amount over $10,000 a year. One third  of the income tax goes to the government, to pay for essential government services,  one third of the tax goes to Social Security. The remaining third to pay for health care  "Guest Workers" would pay 10 percent as they cannot participate in Social Security but could partake of health care. The flat tax would only apply to new income, not income that has already been taxed. Inheritance tax would be eliminated. The vast majority of surpluses would come from budget cuts, by eliminating unconstitutional programs and spending.

Non-essential government spending and foreign aid should be stopped. If a spending item doesn't give the United States a strategic advantage, the spending item must be eliminated. Government agencies and programs that are not productive, no longer effective, or have outlived their usefulness will be cut.  Ear marks and riders circumvent Executive Branch merit-based or competitive allocation processes, and therefore must be eliminated.  If a proposal doesn't stand a chance of passing on its own merits, then it has no business being placed on a bill that will pass. We need to pay solely and only for essential services first, then the remaining monies shall be allocated to paying off the debt.

Highest interest rate loans must be paid off first and lower interest rates must be negotiated on our existing loans. Stop the nonsense of making unrealistic claims of savings and cuts, even in the face of the Congressional Budget Office's reports to the contrary. Such claims are "hopeful thinking".  As President, I will not continue down the same economic path previous administrations laid out.

Make social security optional and increase the age at which one can start collecting social security to 70. If a person opts out of social security, they will still be taxed the five percent social security tax, but this money will instead go into a personal savings account, which they or their representative can manage. Just as with social security, the investment cannot be withdrawn until age 70, but can be inherited, if the saver passes away prior to age of collection.  However, about two-thirds (2/3) of the money in the account must be in very low risk investments. To make it impossible for Congress to get ahold of this money, the savings accounts will be setup in privately held institutions. Every census, update the age to start social security so that the life expectancy on social security is about five years.

Foreign policy:
The Middle East:
We should get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iraqi and Afghani people do not want us over there. We’ve been there now for over ten years trying to “train” their forces, to what end? We did our part by getting rid of their oppressive rulers and their parties, now it’s time for these people to stand on their own. 
With Libya in unrest we need to do everything, short of going to war, to even the battle field for the “freedom fighters”. The reason we should not commit combat troops is because it is civil unrest. The Libyan people would have more pride, and would be quicker in setting up a government, if they won their freedom on their own.

Securing the Southern Border:
Two words "Land Mines". Place a 50 foot span of land mines, sandwiched by razor wire, all along the southern border. There has been a long history of building structures to keep invaders at bay, the best example is the Great Wall in China. This barricade is not like the wall that separated East and West Berlin.  Our "wall" is not intended to keep Americans in, but to halt the flow of illegal narcotics and terrorists into this country.
Revise the immigration policy to allow for guest workers. Guest workers would be allowed to stay in the United States for a limited time and then return to their country of origin. Seasonal permits would allow for one season of work, followed by a mandatory egress from the United States. Guest workers may not bring their families and they must have a job lined up, they cannot come across on a guest worker permit for day labor jobs.
To get a guest worker permit, the person would need to be finger printed, a DNA sample taken, and they would need to be checked for warrants. This information, along with the name of their employer and their vital statistics, would be saved in a smartcard.

We must open up all of our land to oil and natural gas exploration and allow drilling in known oil and natural gas fields, but enforce strict inspections to prevent another Gulf oil spill.  Any oil obtained from U.S. soil must remain in the United States. Only after the needs of the U.S. are met may oil produced in the United States be sold on the foreign market. We need a network of fueling stations to sell Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Independent auditing firms should monitor cost/price ratios for the oil and natural gas companies, each fiscal quarter, to prevent price gouging.

Alternative energy power generation facilities must be developed. They should conform to the topography of the land: wind turbines in the plain states, wave turbines on the coasts, and solar in the southwest.

Alma Mater:
I have a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from San Diego State University (SDSU).

Gun Control/Heath Care views:
Gun control is covered by the second amendment. Every American, 21 or older, has a right to own a firearm. The only limitations should be that felons and mentally ill people are prohibited from owning or having access to guns and there should be a two week “cooling off” period for new gun owners.  Concealed weapon permits should not be denied to any legally qualified gun owner. 

Americans want affordable, quality health care, for which everybody has access. The only requirements would be a $40 co-pay per specialist doctor visit (see below) and a premium payment, if more than one specialist visit is required per year.

Setup "Band-Aid" clinics where people can go to get free basic health-care or extremely discounted, at most a $5 co-pay. To use these facilities, people would need to sign a waiver of liability. Which would release the doctors from malpractice suits except for cases of egregious incompetence. Such as if the patient has an existing illness, and the doctor doesn't take the time to study the condition before entering into a course of treatment, which leaves the patient worse off than before. The lawsuits would be looked at, on a case by case basis, by a board of 3 doctors, 3 non-doctors and 1 Judge (retired), to determine if the case has enough merit to go forward, sort of like a grand jury.

The amount of your co-pay would be reduced, if you see a government specialist doctor. The government would pay for medical school and give the doctor the option of indentured servitude, making cash payments or a combination to repay the loan. The term of service would be dependent on the amount borrowed and the marks (grades) they received. These doctors, that work for the government, would receive an annual salary. The doctors compensation will not be based on the number of procedures completed or number of patients seen in a day. This will control the amount doctors charge, this along with government owned (price controlled) facilities, would introduce a free market system back to the medical field. Have an agreement with the government doctors and facilities, whereby they will not charge an excess fee, so as to get reimbursed by insurance companies the amount it actually costs them. In this agreement the insurance companies would pay for the entire amount of the claim.

This system would still allow doctors, who wanted to specialize, specialize. It would not punish them for doing well, instead it would allow them to be better. Staff the "Band-Aid" clinics with doctors working off their servitude.

You can tell alot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and their favorite quotes. What are yours?
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  Theodore Roosevelt

“That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong - This is inspiring and marks one of Americas greatest achievements.

“Who throws a shoe? Honestly!” Austin Powers - What George Bush should have said after he was pelted with shoes.

What are some original ideas of yours that have not been brought forward to make life and liberty easier for Americans?
High School Juniors and Seniors should be allowed to take an internship or apprenticeship to begin learning a trade, or gain experience towards a profession. Schools need to teach financial responsibility starting at an early age, including how to save money and spend wisely (President Obama would have benefited greatly from this).

I support a balanced budget amendment and a congressional term limit amendment to the Constitution. I also support a means by which any elected official can be recalled if the public feels they are not doing a good job.

Make every state have a “right to work”. One shouldn’t be forced to join a union to gain employment anywhere. If workers feel as though they are being mistreated, then by all means let them unionize. If the workers do not feel victimized, and feel they are treated in a fair and equitable manner. They should not feel pressured to join a union.

Thomas J. Miller - Republican

The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on February 3, 1913. It gave Congress the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. The total number of printed pages for all Federal tax rules in 1914 was less than 400 pages and the highest tax rate was 6%. In 2010, there are now over 78,000 pages of Federal tax rules with the highest individual tax rate of 36%.
Our Federal tax code has been transformed from its sole purpose of collecting income to pay for the operating expenses of our government to becoming an authoritative power to socially control our lives. Career politicians have used this tool to encourage/reward behaviors that they want to see happen with tax breaks and refunds while financially penalizing/punishing behaviors that they disapprove of with higher tax rates. This code has also become so unmanageable and incomprehensible that our own Secretary of the Treasury (Tim Geithner) and 26 other members of our Presidents staff cannot figure out their own taxes. It is impossible to reform a document that is composed of more than 78,000 pages.
I will terminate this 78,000 page failure and sponsor the consumption based Fair Tax. The new tax system will restore the intent and impartiality of the Sixteenth Amendment. This will not only save our economy more than $600 billion every year in administrative costs, free up millions of man hours currently spent for regulatory research and compliance, but increase Federal revenues. American citizens and businesses will be able to live, compete and grow in an impartial, reliable and globally competitive tax bracket once again.
The Federal government and several States have proven that assessing tax at the cash register is an efficient, easily understood and reliable method of collection. This will remove the Federal control and influence of our individual buying choices and allow our free market economy to be free again. By removing the politicians influence of what behaviors are rewarded or penalized, our economy and our citizens will have their freedom of choice, along with a dependable foundation, to begin making long term planning and investments.
As President, on 1/20/13, I and I alone will be responsible for the financial state of our Union. The Federal
accounting tactics of denying the true cost of legislation, hiding debt and deferring permanent solutions with
"temporary" fixes will stop. I accept the direness of our government's balance sheet and will protect our solvency by immediately;
1) Keeping the National debt ceiling (limit) at its present dollar amount.
2) Terminating the bailout and Tarp programs.
3) Stopping the printing of new money.
4) Terminating the policy of paying off debt with debt (quantitative easing).
5) De funding the Health Care and education reconciliation act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-152).
6) Permanently cutting Federal wages (except military) to bring parity with the private sector.
7) Ordering a complete audit of the entire Federal government.
8) Amortizing the $16 trillion National debt into a 30 year fixed loan.
9) Privatizing or de funding the departments and agencies that should be owned or controlled by the private sector (i.e.: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).
10) Balancing the Federal budget by sacrificing the wants of today for the needs of tomorrow
I will make the bold, unpopular and permanent decisions that are needed to be made today to guarantee that our creditors and other Nations don't make the decisions for us tomorrow.
Foreign policy:
The United States of America is "the land of the free and the home of the brave", not a global police force that solves every other Nations problems. While we do have interests in every corner of the world and a global diplomatic and military presence that reflects our dedication and commitment to those interests, the time has come for common sense and accountability to be included into our foreign policy, even as it relates to our relationships with our most respected allies.
On January 15, 2010, the government of Dubia offered to be the host for the headquarters of the United Nations from it's current location in New York City. As President of the United States and a permanent member of the United Nations, I will accept this offer and make sure that this transaction will be expedited as quickly as possible. It has been more than 50 years since the Korean War and WWII. Within both Asia and Europe, there are several developed countries that no longer need our men and women defending their borders 24/7. I acknowledge that there are many strategic airfields and vital installations around the world that must always be secured for global peace, for the other locations that can and should be defending their borders (Israel is the exception) respectfully, the time has come to defend your own people. I will bring home more than 250,000 American troops and their families from abroad.
My foreign policy will be to support and promote democracy and the will of the people in the Middle East and throughout the world. We will support the leadership of countries that allow their people to be free and we will support the people when their government takes away their freedoms. Unless our allies borders are breached by an enemy, the 192 member United Nations must be be responsible for internal civil conflicts when help is requested. For the countries that want to do us harm, we will not be purchasing any goods or services from you any more, nor will we be providing you with any aid.
The U. S. Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Since then it has ballooned into a Department with 22,000 employees and a budget of more than $28 billion a year. Also over this last 30 year period, we have increased our oil imports by more than 300%. Current U. S. energy Regulations, policies and taxation are sacrificing millions of American jobs, removing hundreds of billions of dollars from within our economy and unnecessarily increasing energy prices. They are also trying to socially and financially penalize our
American way of life and our business practices through energy taxation and regulation. The American way of life (business/leisure) was created, in part, by low cost energy. As a sovereign Nation and the sole owners of our own energy supplies, we should not be shamed or penalized for choosing to use the resources and technologies that we own. We must be respectful and responsible with the creation and use our energy, but not to the point of our government dramatically lowering our standard of living and way of life.
·  Reset Cafe standards to 20 MPG. This will save approximately $4,000.00 per vehicle produced.
·  Limit the participants and volume of trades within the energy commodities market. This will save our
economy billions of dollars annually, while stabilizing the markets to be more reflective of the true price of
supply and demand of each source of energy.
·  Authorize the private sector to construct two new oil refineries within the United States. This will create tens of thousands of jobs, incorporate the most advanced and efficient processing methods and lower fuel prices.
·  The Bakken oil formation that runs through the Dakotas and into Montana contains an estimated 200 billion barrels of oil that is more than 2 times the reserves of Saudi Arabia. Authorizing the drilling of this 100
year+ energy supply will not only create tens of thousands of permanent American jobs, lower fuel prices,
but keep hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars within our economy.
·  Authorize the private sector to build large scale trash incinerators around the country. This will relieve stress on our over filled landfills, clean up our polluted water supplies and create tens of thousands of jobs. Also this process will generate clean, efficient and low cost energy.
·  Authorize the private sector to drill, process and utilize our natural gas supplies. This energy source alone
can power both our cars and our homes cheaper and cleaner than our current sources without expensive
conversions. The natural gas market alone will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, generate tens of billions
of dollars of revenue and reduce pollution significantly.
·  Authorize the private sector to build 50 new nuclear power plants. This will create tens of thousands of jobs, lower energy prices nationwide and reduce pollution significantly. This one act alone would bring $400-
$600 billion dollars home that is currently being spent overseas.
·  Identify, evaluate and then eliminate as many Federal mandates, quotas and energy subsidies as possible.
·  These energy initiatives will create a new industrial and manufacturing revolution within our borders.
The Federal government has established the business and environmental regulations concerning our energy policies and they still refuse to allow our free market economy to bring the best American products to market. The government should only intervene if there is non compliance with the environmental concerns or illegal business practices. These are not my proposals, these are proposals from the people. Americans themselves can create low cost energy and reduce pollution in a responsible way. It is our government that is driving up energy prices, terminating millions of American jobs and shipping our money and revenue to foreign countries.
90% of these resolutions can be implemented today without involving Congress. Under the directive of the
President, the Secretaries of Energy, Transportation and the E.P.A. can authorize private sector applications for approval under current regulations. They choose not to sign off on hundreds of business proposals. As President, if these applications meet current regulations, I will give that directive allowing us to become energy independent, create tens of millions of jobs and infuse almost one trillion dollars into our economy.
Gun Control: I support and defend the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Heath Care views:
Our Federal Government has taken the first step to create socialized health care through the legislative process, while denying the American people of a free market alternative submitted by the Mayo Clinic. In May of 2009, Congress was presented with a complete package of viable, detailed, long term solutions that would not only reform Medicare, but would also establish affordable private health care for all Americans. These proposals are cost neutral when paid for with the savings from Medicare reform. What is now the law of the land, will not only systematically shift a majority of all health care and its decision making into the control of our government, but it will also push our country closer to insolvency because of its unfunded and factually unknown costs.
Congress rejected the Mayo Clinic's proposals for three possible reasons: 1) Control over trillions of dollars of revenue would have been removed from the government's coffers to the private sector 2) True decision making and control of health care choices would have been taken away from the government and would have been given back to the people and their providers. 3) Healthcare is a foundation to socialize and redistribute the wealth of 25% our economy. It seems politicians are choosing to increase their financial power and control over our lives instead of supporting a practical, cost effective, free market solution to our nation's health care crisis.
In May 2006, a group of 250 participants created the non-profit organization: The Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center (HPC). The HPC represents the entire spectrum of today’s complex health care systems, government and the patients they serve. Over a three year period, these industry leaders have consulted with thousands of other national representatives to resolve this crisis themselves. The time and money invested has been motivated not by prestige, but for better patient care and the long term viability of the jobs, agencies and systems involved.
The four cornerstones of their proposals apply to both Medicare and private health care. 1) Create value 2)
Coordinate care 3) Reform the payment system 4) Offer a voluntary private health insurance plan to all Americans (not mandated). Their proposals are cost neutral when paid for with the savings from Medicare reform. I respect the author's credentials of this plan and will endorse their proposals as submitted by the HPC.
This is factual evidence that private American ingenuity can fix a multi trillion dollar nightmare like this in a timely and cost effective manner. This also appears to be proof that our elected officials are using national problems to increase the size of our government and increase the depth and range of their control over the American people. Now we must elect a President who is willing to make politically unpopular decisions and break away from thestatus quo and the lobbies that have a stranglehold on our government. I will support the repeal of the current healthcare law and support initiatives like these, so that together, we can give our children a country that is better than what was given to us.
You can tell alot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and their favorite quotes. What are
"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I don't shrink from this responsibilty-Iwelcome it." President John F. Kennedy.
"Keep the faith and base your decisions on it." George H. Miller.
What are some original ideas of yours that have not been brought forward to make life and liberty
easier for Americans?
I will re-empower the American people with the freedoms they need to rebuild our economy, to restore the
American dream and to give our children an America that is better and stronger than was given to us.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mainstream Marijuana: Religious Use of Marijuana Today

Everyday there are hundreds of marijuana related arrests across the United States, many of them claiming fictitious religious use. Many of these are just fakes making a claim on behalf of the first amendment to the Constitution which states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In realitiy though, is there any actual use of marijuana in mainstream religion today? We did the research and have found out.


Lets start in the first story in the first book of the Torah, Adam and Eve. God said to Adam and Eve that they may eat of any plant in the Garden of Eden, except for the tree in the center - the Tree of Life. Of course, it also says the Garden of Eden was located between the Tigris and Euphretes rivers, later known as Babylonia. It is widely known that the Babylonians used Marijuana in religious practice, so therefore it must grow naturally in this area. Since Marijuana grows natually in the area of the Garden of Eden, does that not make it either the Tree of Life or religiously accepted in Judaism? Even with one example, lets move on to make a stronger point.

In Exodus 30:22-33 it describes in the Torah the ingredients to use in the jewish Holy Annointing Oil, listing one ingrediant as Kaneh-Bosem which translates to fregrent cane. There is an ongoing arguemnt over whether this ingrediant was Cannabis or Calamus, both of which are fregrant and cane-like. The point where the arguement seems to fall apart at though, is that Calamus grows is wetlands, differing greatly from the dry climate of Israel. It is also claimed that Kaneh-Bosem is where the word Cannabis actually came from.

At this point we were still curious to see what the people of the Jewish faith had to say about all of this. We went to Rabbi Jo David or who would not confirm the above information but did give a personal statement on marijuana use, "I support the use of medical marijuana, I discourage the use of all mind altering substances, including alcoholic beverages, for the sake of just getting "high."  I think there's a big difference between the use of marijuana by adults (ok if they really want to do this) and by teens (not a good idea because they really can't handle the fall out.)  I think that marijuana should be decriminalized but controlled like alcohol and tobacco."


Most Muslim scholars will agree that Marijuana as a drug is absolutly haraam (forbidden), but throughout history there have been examples of its use in Islam. One such story is of Haydar, the Persian leader of Sufism, was said to have eaten cannabis and it helped him preach, and so he suggested other monks try it. Other stories include tribes in Mauritania incorporating it into their prayer, and many more. Many of these stories would be called heretical by most muslim scholars, but it may be possible that marijuana is not even haraam is Islam. Some scholars have stated that khamr (which in practice bans the use of cannabis), actually meant fermented drink and is therefore talking about alcohol, which has always been known as a poison. This would make cannabis, which is neither a drink or fermented, technically legal in Islam.

At this point, we did not know if cannabis was haraam or halal, so again we turned to a cleric. Here we turned to the Mufti at Darulfatwa, the highest Islamic body in Australia. The Mufti discredited the stories that we had, again saying that these were from false paths of Islam and that khamr is regarded to mean "intoxicant." Though the Mufti did say that in mainstream Islam marijuana is haraam, he did make one statement on medical marijuana, "The only case where drugs are allowed is in the medical field through a professional doctor."
Let it be known that Islam also sees the original Torah (in Islam it is call the Tawrat) as a holy book, therefore if cannabis is used in Judaism it would also be used in Islam.


It is widely known that cannabis is used in many rituals in Islam, and is the only religion that widely and openly permits its use. Marijuana is considered in Hinduism to be a gift from Shiva, or even an extract from his body. Some hindus smoke the marijuana and release the smoke onto pictures or statues of shiva, and some Yogi's smoke it to aid in sadhana. It is most widely used in the form of Bhang in a drink, smoked in clay pipes, or by smoking plain resin. Because of its widespread use in Hindusim, marijuana is legal to sell in a government shop in India.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Finding Business Contacts

Its getting harder and harder now days to get ahold of companies, even if they are in you own industry. It seems you have to jump through hoops to even find out how to get ahold of some companies, many times because their either secretive or just have horrible web designers and marketing staff. In my own experience, its the times you need the contact info the quickest that it seems to disappear. In reality, there are several ways to get ahold of these companies, whether it takes willpower or not.

The first and most simple is whois servers. There is several times a week I go to the whois server of a company I'm trying to do an article on to scan for usable contact info. To break this down in an understandable way, companies register their websites with the companies actual business info, while it may be hidden on their site it is still stamped on their server registry information. Most often I use which is both simple and provides the most info. With its different tabs I can see the sites old info and even the contact info that is in contact forms.

Sometimes there are downfalls to this plan, because companies will hide their server info. The next way is press releases. Big companies hate being contacted by virtual nobodies, but absolutely love being in the media, so they send out press releases. The problem with that plan for them is that often times press releases are required to contain media contact info... which can be used to contact the company as well. For this, I search google for something along the lines of " 12345 inc. press release." This is usually a media contact, but leaves a usable address and a contact that can transfer your message.

At this point if you can still not get ahold of the company you're attempting to contact, it is either not meant to be or you could just ask a friend or colleague that has worked with the company (which you have hopefully already tried). With this info, you should be able to get alot more business done with the companies you want to work with. Please don't use this to go off and contact lil wayne or anybody, he probably has his hidden. Enjoy and go do some business!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reason for Aristide's Return: Revealed

Just a few days ago, the staff from Overworld Magazine contacted the Haitian Lavalas Party through their website to interview them about the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as he was not giving a reason on his return. A man named Jacob was the spokesperson that replied to our message, and gave a very clear insight to the views on Aristide as well as his reason for returning.

When asked directly why Aristide is returning, the Lavalas Party member known as Jacob directly answered, "We know for a fact that his soul was always connected with plight and need of the masses, he has medical reasons which dictate a warmer climate  in addition, his desires to help the Haitian people post-seismic." There is both the claim of health reasons for his return as well as attempting to help the Haitian people after their disastrous earth quake.

From there we wanted to know a little bit more on their thoughts of Aristide, to see why they had hoped he was returning. Their answers seem not only admirable of him, but even to the point of worship. "We believe that the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti is the return to life. The triumph of light over darkness, the answer to the prayers of the masses whom for the past 7 years have only ask for his return in their quest to live in dignity in spite of their misery," Jacob told me. He continued on to tell of all the things Aristide did to reform the country, even calling him the best President in the past 50 years. This conversation led on to the fact that he is returning just before the Presidential elections, on which he commented, "President Aristide he is a citizen who still has the right to participate in the dealings of his own country, what he decide to do with it in the future is not known now and for the people to decide."

All of this points to the Lavalas Party hoping to pitch Jean Bertrand Aristide against other Presidential candidates, though it is not clear whether this is his intentions or not. The present question is whether his return really is of health reasons, or if it is truly him reaching out to the earth quake victims. It seems that we will have to wait until Thursday, the predicted day of his return, to see his intentions as well as the response of all the Haitian People.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Initial Candidates for President 2012

As candidates are getting warmed up for Presidential bids in Iowa, and with Primaries only a year away its starting into that season we know as election season. We have interviewed four candidates seeking office in 2012 both as part of major parties or as independents, we feel America should hear the voice off all candidates to make a more informed decision on who we choose out of the many running. We now give you the Overworld Magazine Early Presidential Preview:

Joe Schriner - Iindependent

Tax/budget:  We proposed a "simplified progressive tax" that goes up commensurate with income.  Filing would be done on an easy, one-page form.  To make it a more democratic process, the taxpayer could designate where 25% of their tax money would go (military, environmental programs, social programs...).  We also propose a National Sales Tax on "luxury items" to help spend down our current astronomical ($13.7 trillion) Federal Deficit.  In tandem, we'd work to dramatically decrease the Federal Government in scope and waste.  Read:  "Tighten our belts."  Note:  After the Vietnam War (and the debt it incurred), the government instituted a 5% "Victory Tax" on all annual net incomes of $624, or more, until the debt was paid off.  We'd propose the same thing, obviously allowing for inflation in regard to current net incomes.

Foreign policy:  Foreign aid currently accounts for approximately 4% of the Federal Budget.  Our belief is that this should, at least, quadruple.  Some one-sixth of the world's people don't have access to clean drinking water and 24,000 people starve to death, every day (U.N. figure).  President Eisenhower, in his farewell address said:  "Every gun that is made, every war shipped launched, every rocket fired... signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed..."  I would be on the same page, cutting back significantly on military, and NASA, spending, while redistributing some of this money to foreign aid.  We, as a nation, have the potential to relieve so much more human suffering worldwide.  And should.

Energy:  Our administration would take the stance that global warming is real and an imminent threat (based on a wide, and growing, body of scientific evidence).  Given that, we would work exhaustively to inspire curbing carbon dioxide emissions.  Conservation is key.  In the wake of the recent Copenhagen Accords, which yielded no concrete emissions targets or dates, our administration would work to at least go along with the spirit of the Kyoto Protocol.  To that end, we would ask Americans (both in the business and residential sectors) to cut back considerably on energy use, while we dramatically ramped up the development of alternative energy technology (solar, wind, wave, geothermal...).   And as a model for society, I recently told the Amarillo (TX) Globe News that we would turn the White House into a "Kyoto Protocol Home Zone."  There would be no air-conditioning, the thermostat would be dialed back in the winter, we'd dry clothes on a line (wouldn't that add some color to the White House lawn), we'd install a small wind turbine to compliment to the solar panels now on the White House roof...  Running as "concerned Midwestern parents," my wife Liz and I don't want to leave a world of climate chaos for our children.  What responsible parent would.
Alma Mater:  Bowling Green State University in Ohio

Gun Control:  We intentionally moved into the inner city of Cleveland several years ago for social justice reasons.  While at a neighborhood Rec. Center one day with my kids, a boy from the neighborhood came stumbling into the gym, and collapsed.  Blood everywhere.  The boy had been shot in the leg, having been caught in the crossfire between two gangs...  Statistics show there are now 100,000 shootings a year in this country.  America has become, well, a war zone.  We would, indeed, lobby for more gun control measures.  In tandem, we would work exhaustively to curb societal factors (poverty, domestic violence, drug addiction...) that are often precipitating factors in gun violence.

Health Care:  At the front end, we'd stress: prevention.  Our focus in this area would be on educating about nutrition, exercise, stress management...  What's more, in Athens, Georgia we met with Dr. Jonathan Davis.  Dr. Davis said as much as 33% of health care expenditure in the country would go away if people, in essence, toughed out certain illnesses and physical injuries, like they did in the "old days."  That is, things like minor sprains, the flu, common colds...  Dr. Davis said we have become addicted, of sorts, to 'better living by chemistry' and have become adverse to feeling uncomfortable, even for a little while.  Added to this, he said doctors these days are afraid of discouraging anyone from coming in, no matter how benign the symptoms seem to be,  because of the increasingly litigious nature of our society.  In this respect, we'd lobby for more protection for doctors.  Coupled with all this, we'd propose a Regional Health Care System, funded by local taxes and comprised of small, privately owned local hospitals, doctor's practices, and so on.  To supplement this, we'd propose Community Pharmacies, like the one we researched in Monroe, Louisiana.  The pharmacy gets donations of samples from local doctors, left over medication from nursing homes after a resident has died, donations of over the counter medicines and local donations of money.  As a result, if, say, a senior comes up short for medication, the pharmacy is there to help.  And in addition to this, we looked at the Marillac Clinic Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.  This two story complex provides a full spectrum of medical services (including operations) on a minimal sliding fee scale because of all the volunteer doctors, nurses and citizenry doing intake work, janitorial work, landscaping...  A Community Pharmacy and a Marillac Clinic could work in every county in the country and provide a tremendous safety net for those in need.

You can tell alot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and their favorite quotes. What are yours?   
       My favorite quote is Gandhi's quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world."  I am also Christian.  And my biggest inspirational paradigm is: The gospel message and how it applies to the year 2011, 2012, 2013...  In regard to our "...against all odds" campaign, I'd have to say one of my biggest inspirations is the movie: Hoosiers (which was actually based on a true story).

What are some original ideas of yours that have not been brought forward to make life and liberty easier for Americans?  

     One of the main reasons 'life and liberty' have become 'harder' for Americans, in my estimation, is that we have a corporate dominated society at this point.  Corporations have woven their tentacles into almost every aspect of our culture.  For instance, lobbyists are employed by such interests as banks, mortgage lenders, stockbrokers, big retailers...  In 2009, according to Time Magazine, $15 million was spent by these interests on lobbying in the Financial Reform Bill.  This, in turn, yielded $10 billion in lower taxes for these concerns.  $10 billion that could have been used to improve inner city schools, social programs, programs to help the environment...  Also, concerns like big defense contractors are vested in keeping the war machine going.  And in this, more and more young people are maimed, killed.  Other corporate concerns are interested in monopolistic practices, like Monsanto, to continue the wide scale use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and toxic, soil destroying artificial fertilizers.  At Oberlin College in Ohio, David Orr, who is the head of the Environmental Studies Program there, told me these harmful farm chemicals are creating chemical cocktails that are exploding into things like cancer in our systems.  I could go on with this, but the point stays consistent.  The bottom line for most big corporations is net profit, not the common good for the common person.  To combat all this, our administration would push for a "New Economy."  One where big corporate farms, big national corporations, big banks... would be labeled as monopolies and broken up.  Wall Street speculation would go away as well.  In their place, we would have a tremendously jacked down and simplified economy.  An economy with downtown revitalization and a resurgence of small "Mom and Pop" shops.  And we would provide debt free stimulus to community based projects to revive Main Street market economies.  There would be a shift to much more local production to local consumption.  There would also be a shift to a much more decentralized, organic agrarian based society, like in days of old.  These ideas, while relatively 'original' within the context of today's Geo-political world, is the essence of what was once the backbone of our country.  Note:  I also see abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, poverty, pollution, lack of health care and anything else that can end life prematurely, as tremendous affronts to 'life.' And I would work exhaustively on each of these.

Deonia (Dee) Neveu - Democrat

I graduated from  Ramapo College of New Jersey, with a BA in Psychology.

Regarding the Tax/Budget, Although I'm not a financial expert, and certainly I would look for a financial professional for the best guidance, and then there are some things that just make "common sense" across the board.  However, I do believe that there are "creative" ways to help the economy without only engaging in cutting out jobs and benefits and raising taxes, which seems to be what our Government always seems to do, but it really doesn't work.

On foreign policy, there is certainly a variety of foreign affairs and situations existing, and each case is unique, therefore there is a different answer regarding each foreign thought.  For one thing, America does need to protect its borders, as well as Americans overseas.

Energy, I believe that America should continue to improve on obtaining a clean environment, and a self-sufficient form of energy.  America is still working on this aspect of energy.  I'm no environmental scientist, and so I would be all ears to listening to what the American citizens also would think are good options.

Gun Control, just like the term says "control", I think that there should be tighter and safer regulation, so that guns don't get into the hands of the wrong person, and used for bad reasons.  Persons who are granted ownership of a gun should be responsible and held accountable for the use of their weapons.

Regarding Healthcare, my view is that we should have only fixed what needed fixing, instead of bringing on a whole new and total reform.  However, I will say that there are a few good things on the new Healthcare Bill that President Obama signed, but there certainly is a lot that I don't agree with on the Bill as well, and some of the provisions on the Bill don't have anything to do with Healthcare, but offer too much Government in parts not needed.

You asked about my inspirations and/or favorite quotes.  I'm inspired by many people.  I believe that having an open and flexible mind helps to lead to enlightenment and creative thought.  I also believe that Respect is very important at all times, and we should try to treat others as we wish to be treated.

You also asked, of any ideas I'd have to make life & liberty easier for Americans.  America (we, all of us) are going to need to work hard again, before peacefully relaxing to an "easy" America again.

Willie Carter - Democrat

Tax/budget:Taxes are a very necessary part of our nation's business, but they must be fair, and I will work as President to guarantee the best possible fair tax for the American people. Taxes and the budget work so hand in hand that it seems impossible to adjust one with out causing an adverse affect on the other, but I know that we can and should select the right priorities, focusing less on the needs abroad turning our resources to address the needs of the American people, building the infrastructure of our nation, a friendly business climate producing jobs with livable wages, together the whole nation looking for ways to change the climate that has caused high prices. As we increase the jobs across America we increase the taxable income base providing relief for our nation’s debt, also making wiser decision of where we spend the American dollar collect from the American taxpayer.

Foreign policy:I believe as did our first President, George Washington, that the less foreign influence the better for our nation in solving it own problems.

Energy:I believe that now is a very good time to look at the alternative sources of energy and how we can best implement them in our business and in our personal lives, as we become more dependent on a single source of energy the demand drives up the cost of producing that source of energy, the scientific community can be very helpful in helping our nation and it's people to make better choices of energy uses, and I will, if elected to be President commit to less dependence on energy sources outside of our nation.

Alma Mater:
Graduate from I.M. Terrell High School in Fort Worth, Texas, two years college at Tarrant County Junior College, two semesters at Golden West College, CA.
Gun Control/Heath Care views:I believe that every American citizen should have the right to bear arms, with strict enforcement of the law to insure that dangerous persons do not have access to those weapons. I believe that Health Care should be affordable not mandatory, which kills fair competition

Dr. Charles F. Tolbert Ed.D. - Citizen for a better America

Tax/budget: HR 25 30 % reduction of government

Foreign policy: Stop out sourcing reduce foreign aid

Energy: solar

Alma Mater: Nova SE University

Gun Control/Heath Care views: Gun control is not a major issue, health care review rewrite
You can tell alot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and their favorite quotes. What are yours? Bring God back to America

Mosheh Thezion - Republican

Put simply, Taxes should be lower, the debt should be paid off,
real money restored, the bankrupty ended, and only spend money
which is taken in, and can only invest with a new debt free tax
free investment system, to allow it to create as much currency as
needed to boost the economy, however its actual use is limited to
mining and energy, as the two main key components in maintaining
strong positive growth for our species.

Foreign policy:    
We can change our entire foreign policy by using the proposed global
solution plans I offer to make present strategies old world, and no
longer relevant.

Put simply, we need energy, we need a lot of it, and we absolutely
need it to be dirt cheap... seriously dirt cheap, not expensive to
meet some market goals for investors into solar energy and so forth,
and instead the governments role is to make sure the supply of energy
is always abundant and cheap, so as to make our industries grow, and
this would be done by building massive power plants of all kinds to
ensure the constant abundant supply needed to drive our future
literally, and our vehicles.  This would include solar, nuclear, all
of which would by to be established law, sold off to the free market
once they as assets have paid for their own construction, so while
there would be market price controls by developing supply, it always
gets moved into private hands and taxed during its useful lifetime.
(to be clear, mining sites run by the Federal government would never
be sold off, only energy production infrastructure built)

Alma Mater:
Self taught for the most part.

Gun Control :  
Self defence should be respected up to a certain point, and Id say that
point is about .50 cal, anything larger than that is just kind of
crazy. But these restrictions if any must be by amendment, and must be
repealable or changeable by public will over time.  We lost this
constitutional amendment process in 1933 /1938...  thats how they took
your guns. They gained the ability to take our guns, when they usurped the
constitution due to a claimed emergency, based only on fear... and
robbed us all of freedom in 1938..........
Heath Care views:        
I promote actual INSURANCE for all, instead of managed care.

You can tell a lot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and
their favorite quotes. What are yours?

Nikola Tesla, Robert E. Howard, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad. Shaka Zulu,
Ghengis Khan, Tao, Buddha, Krishna etc...
(Romans 15:1)   We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of
the weak, and not to please ourselves.

What are some original ideas of yours that have not been brought
forward to make life and liberty easier for Americans?

How to restore real money, and end the 80 year old bankruptcy.
How to restore the constitution by ending the debt.
How to end all world poverty, by a similar method.

Dennis Knill - Republican
Eliminate the income tax - Implement a reasonable usage tax about 10 % on new items bought. 48% of the people in the U.S. don't pay any income tax now.  I will lower the corporate tax , to bring those companies back home, so our products will be made in the USA. again. And made to last !
 I will make sure that the budget is balanced every year , the way it's supposed to be.
Foreign policy: 
Eliminate the U.N. from the U.S.  We are not the planets police dept.

We have more energy right here at home than they have elsewhere in the world. We can eliminate Opec.

Alma Mater:  USA

Gun Control/Heath Care views: 
I believe in the second amendment, everybody except the criminals and the sick should be able to carry a gun where ever they go , no questions asked !  The crime rate would drop in half !
 I will repeal Obamacare  and have reasonable health care available  for who ever wants it.
 I will STOP , ALL frivolous spending, I will bring all of our troops home and send them to the Mexican border until the wall could be built. I will cut the government in half and make sure that it works for the people , not the special interest groups.

You can tell alot about a person by they're biggest inspirations and their favorite quotes. What are yours?  
The definition of insanity is; when you keep doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.*** Albert Einstein           Hence if we keep voting for the same old lying politicians, we will keep getting the same old $%&*(# ***  Dennis Knill

Monday, March 7, 2011

5 Things I Want to See a President Do

I've spent some time in the last few days thinking of some things I would personally like to see the President do that would make me say "wow... that's good." In all honesty, I don't think I have truly ever said that about a President, a Senator, or most other politicians for the mere fact that they all are on one side or another on every subject instead of coming up with creative ideas to solve problems... therefore I have done it for them. Here is my short list, though with time I could probably think of more.

1. Reduce sanctions against Cuba - This little country is poor, has it illegal to own new cars, and imports $10.86 Billion in goods from halfway around the world every year. In a speech in India President Obama stated that every $1 Billion in exports creates 5000 jobs here in the states... 50,000 jobs would be good, not to mention all the cars we need to sell. Cuba has been making reforms in jobs, civil rights, and humanitarianism in the last few years it's time to do a small part with a big benefit for us.

2. Health care for a select group- As a strong conservative, I disagree with national health care, but don't get me wrong... there are people I do believe the government should provide full health care for. Widows, Orphans, and Students. The widows and orphans part, that comes from the bible for obvious reason, and as for students, they are trying to better their lives and many are working extremely hard to pay their way through college. If their not working hard to pay their way through, chances are they have enough for health care.

3. Go through every cent of spending- The U.S. government needs to look through all of its spending to cut out every single program we don't need. EVERY program we don't need. If you add up every wasted $10,000 grant that looks so small compared to the deficit you could end up seeing millions staring back at you.

4. Mexico- I think everyone can agree we don't want drug traffickers getting across the border, its the workers that is the grey areas. My solution? Steel reinforced concrete road barriers and a line of steel spikes in the ground to prevent vehicles from illegally getting across. Workers will walk, we've seen that, but the druggies seem to like to drive their tons and tons of drugs over.

5. Help out Palestine without hurting Israel- This isn't EXACTLY a job for the US, but we can help. It seems that every government in the Middle East is yelling at Israel to give up land and food and rights to the Palestinians, but I don't see Egypt, Syria, or Lebanon doing any of this. If Egypt handed over land connected to the Gaza strip, Israel could finally feel it is not the only country giving anything up, not to mention the people in Gaza could finally have some space to move around. Next thing is Israel need to put a guarded Palestinian train line from the west Bank to Gaza. This way Palestinians could travel freely and Israel could be sure their not straying from the right path.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Barry's Perfect Weapon

"We think the government, as many of us have said throughout the day, needs to turn the Internet and social networking sites back on" -Robert Gibbs, statement on Egypt

Thanks to Mr.Matt Greenop many people now know the theory of the infamous Facebook-CIA connection (which you can see here) which in short links Facebook's funding from Peter Thiel (now on the Board of Directors) and venture capital firm Accel Partners to groups like VanguardPAC and In-Q-Tel (a venture capital firm founded by the CIA in 1999). He then backs up his evidence with quotes from Facebook's terms of use and privacy policy which basically says facebook can gather information on you, and even further backed up by the fact that the CIA was posting job ads on facebook back in 2007.

Well this all seems facinating, but some ill-worded legal documents and some investors that are somewhat connected to the CIA don't mean James Bond's buddies are sitting on the other side of your facebook profile examining your every move... but I don't think Greenop's research into the subject is done. Over the last few years, more information has been unveiled showing even more of a connection. Lets start with the people that work there. Mark Zuckerburg, the founder, was personally asked by the CIA to help develop the specs for the new A-Space (analytic space) which shares information between agencies, and additionally has met with President Obama multiple times. Elliot Schrage, VP of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, formerly worked for the Council of Foreign Relations, and testified against China to the House Committee on Foreign Relations through that group. Ted Ullyot, VP and General Counsel, did legal directly for Alberto Gonzales, George W. Bush, and Antonin Scalia before working for facebook. Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandburg was formerly the Chief of Staff for the Treasury. Once again though, these are only mere connection, not solid evidence.

The solid evidence is the scary part. First is the the story of the Salahi's, more widely known as the "White House Party Crashers." If you remember, the Secret Service found the pictures through facebook. I can be the first to say, if I was searching all of facebook for pictures it would either take me forever, or I would hit some strict privacy settings... just doesn't work out. What we see in all is that the original investors had direct connections to the CIA, nearly all the facebook executives have many connections to high level government, facebook's policies state that it can share all your information with the government, and finally physical proof that the national government has used facebook for its own purposes. In all it seems that facebook undoubtedly has strong government ties and uses.

It is at this point that current news made more sense. A proxy war that Americans didn't even know we were fighting. Iran, Libya, China, even al-Maliki's government in Iraq (who's removal from office was called for by Hilary Clinton and Carl Levin in 2007) were several of the highly effected governments of the Jasmine Revolution. Three governments shunned from the approval of the American government. Why did the revolts spread to China while skipping right over the Islamic and somewhat repressed Afghanistan and Pakistan? Why Has the Obama administration been sitting back watching it unfold with little to no comment? And why have leaders like Gadaffi made a point to try and cry out to the United States at the moment of their final demise? There has been one thing in common with all of these revolts though. One menace that seems to set them all off. One thing that has intertwined the revolts and pushed them through - Social Networks.

In the last few weeks, the Obama administration's response to the revolts was for those governments to keep the Internet, and specifically the social networks available to the people. It leads one to wonder if the United States does have control over those wonderful little social networks, and what they could do with such a tool. Who knows... they could start a revolution.

Robert Gibbs White House Press Conference