Monday, 30 November 2009

Transformation of America....

I have received this text in an email, author is unknown, the facts , however , speak for themselves:


Transformation of America.......

The Fundamental Transformation of America

When Obama wrote a book and said he was
mentored as a youth by Frank,
(Frank Marshall Davis) an avowed Communist,
people said it didn't matter.

When it was discovered that his grandparents,
were strong socialist,
sent Obama's mother to a socialist school,
introduced Frank Marshall Davis to young Obama,
People said it didn't matter.

When people found out that he was
enrolled as a Muslim child in school and his
father and step father were both Muslims,
people said it didn't matter.

When he wrote in another book he
authored “I will stand with them (Muslims)
should the political winds shift
in an ugly direction.”
people said it didn't matter.

When he admittedly, in his book,
said he chose Marxist friends
and professors in college,
people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled to Pakistan,
after college on an unknown
national passport,
people said it didn't matter.

When he sought the endorsement of the
Marxist party in 1996 as he ran
for the Illinois Senate,
people said it doesn't matter.

When he sat in a Chicago Church
for twenty years and listened to a preacher
spew hatred for America and
preach black liberation theology,
people said it didn't matter.

When an independent Washington organization,
that tracks senate voting records, gave him
the distinctive title as the "most liberal senator",
people said it didn't matter.

When the Palestinians in Gaza,
set up a fund raising telethon
to raise money for his election campaign,
people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record
supported gun control,
people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to disclose who
donated money to his election campaign,
as other candidates had done,
people said it didn't matter.

When he received endorsements from
people like Louis Farrakhan and
Mummar Kadaffi and Hugo Chavez,
people said it didn't matter.

When it was pointed out that he was
a total, newcomer and had absolutely
no experience at anything except
community organizing,
people said it didn't matter.

When he chose friends and acquaintances
such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn
who were revolutionary radicals,
people said it didn't matter.

When his voting record in the Illinois
senate and in the U.S. Senate
came into question,
people said it didn't matter.

When he refused to wear a flag,
lapel pin and did so only
after a public outcry,
people said it didn't matter.

When people started treating him as
a Messiah and children in schools
were taught to sing his praises,
people said it didn't matter.

When he stood with his hands over
his groin area for the playing of the
National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance,
people said it didn't matter.

When he surrounded himself in the White house
with advisors who were pro gun control, pro
abortion, pro homosexual marriage and wanting to
curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition
people said it didn't matter.

When he aired his views on abortion,
homosexuality and a
host of other issues,
people said it didn't matter.

When he said he favors
sex education in Kindergarten,
including homosexual indoctrination,
people said it didn't matter.

When his background was either
scrubbed or hidden and nothing
could be found about him,
people said it didn't matter.

When the place of his birth
was called into question,
and he refused to produce a birth certificate,
people said it didn't matter.

When he had an association in Chicago
with Tony Rezco, a man of questionable character,
who is now in prison and had helped Obama
to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home,
people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that George Soros,
a multi-billionaire Marxist,
spent a ton of money to get him elected,
people said it didn't matter.

When he started appointing czars
that were radicals, revolutionaries,
and even avowed Marxist/Communist,
people said it didn't matter.

When he stood before the nation
and told us that his intentions were to
"fundamentally transform this nation"
into something else,
people said it didn't matter.

When it became known that he had
trained ACORN workers in Chicago
and served as an attorney for ACORN,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed a cabinet members
and several advisors who were
tax cheats and socialist,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed a science czar, John Holdren,
who believes in forced abortions, mass
sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers,
people said it didn't matter..

When he appointed Cass Sunstein as regulatory
czar and he believes in "Explicit Consent",
harvesting human organs with out family consent,
and to allow animals to be represented in court,
while banning all hunting,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual,
and organizer of a group called gay, lesbian, straight,
Education network, as safe school czar and it became known
that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Mark Lloyd as diversity czar
and he believed in curtailing free speech,
taking from one and giving to another to spread
the wealth and admires Hugo Chavez,
people said it didn't matter.

When Valerie Jarrett was selected as Obama's
senior White House advisor and she is an
avowed Socialist,
people said it didn't matter.

When Anita Dunn, White House Communications director
said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher
and the person she turned to most for inspiration,
people said it didn't matter.

When he appointed Carol Browner as global warming
czar, and she is a well known socialist working
on Cap and trade as the nations largest tax,
people said it doesn't matter.

When he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and
avowed Communist as green energy czar,
who since had to resign when this was made known,
people said it didn't matter.

When Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for health
and human services secretary could not be
confirmed, because he was a tax cheat,
people said it didn't matter.

When as president of the United States,
he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia,
people said it didn't matter.

When he traveled around the world
criticizing America and never once
talking of her greatness,
people said it didn't matter.

When his actions concerning the middle-east
seemed to support the Palestinians
over Israel, our long time friend,
People said it doesn't matter.

When he took American tax dollars to
resettle thousands of Palestinians
from Gaza to the United States,
people said it doesn't matter.

When he upset the Europeans by
removing plans for a missile defense system
against the Russians,
People said it doesn't matter.

When he played politics in Afghanistan by
not sending troops the Field Commanders
said we had to have to win,
people said it didn't matter.

When he started spending us into a debt
that was so big
we could not pay it off,
people said it didn't matter.

When he took a huge spending bill
under the guise of stimulus
and used it to pay off organizations,
unions and individuals
that got him elected,
people said it didn't matter.

When he took over insurance companies,
car companies, banks, etc.
people said it didn't matter.

When he took away student loans
from the banks and put it
through the government,
people said it didn't matter.

When he designed plans to take over
the health care system
and put it under government control,
people said it didn't matter.

When he set into motion a plan
to take over the control of all
energy in the United States
through Cap and Trade,
people said it didn't matter.

When he finally completed his
transformation of America
into a Socialist State,
people finally woke up..........
but it was too late.

Any one of these things, in and of themselves does not really matter.. But.... when you add them up one by one you get a phenomenal score that points to the fact that our Obama is determined to make America over into a Marxist/Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this, do an internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph. Will it read as above or will it be a more happy ending for most of America? Personally, I like happy endings.

If you are an Obama Supporter, please do not be angry with me because I think your president is a socialist but there are too many facts supporting this.. If you seek the truth you will be richer for it. Don't just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth. I did. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Constitutionalist, Libertarians and what have you, we all need to pull together. We all must pull together or watch the demise of a society that we all love and cherish. If you are a religious person, pray for our nation.

Never before in the history of America have we been confronted with problems so huge that the very existence of our country is in jeopardy. Don't rely on most television news and what you read in the newspapers for the truth. Search the internet. Yes, there is a lot of bad information, lies and distortions there too but you are smart enough to spot the fallacies. Newspapers are a dying breed. They are currently seeking a bailout from the government. Do you really think they are about to print the truth? Obama praises all the television news networks except Fox who he has waged war against. There must be a reason. He does not call them down on any specifics, just a general battle against them. If they lie, he should call them out on it but he doesn't. Please, find the truth, it will set you free.

Our biggest enemy is not China, Russia, Iran; no, our biggest enemy is a contingent of politicians in Washington DC.

"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits." --Greek historian Plutarch (c. 46-120 A.D.)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Political correctness in the armed forces...and the Ft.Hood massacre

I have received this email on Nov.25 from friends. It is a shocking letter from someone in the armed forces,who wishes to remain anonymous, for obvious reason, fearful of his career.

"Political correctness was responsible for the death of thirteen people at Ft. Hood. Of this I am certain. I have watched political correctness at work in the military for more than three decades while serving in two different military branches. I may not have seen it all but, I have seen quite a bit of it.
Aside from academia and the civilian government workforce, there is no place else in America where political correctness is as rampant as military. The rules of political correctness are not listed in military regulations. It is like knowing where to find the chow hall. Everyone just knows.
Press reports indicate Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan grossly misbehaved for years. Not only wasn’t he seriously reprimanded, but he was actually promoted in spite of engaging in behavior that would have quickly ended the careers of others. Many of us who have witnessed similar behavior know what occurred. Hasan’s activities were virtually ignored because he is Muslim.
Politically correctness is a major cancer in today’s military. There are favored minority groups that are given special rights, privileges and treatment not available to non-minorities. Military awards are one example. Sister services -- the Navy and Marine Corps -- have between them at least 15 awards reserved only for women or minorities including Black Engineer of the Year, National Organization for Mexican American Rights Meritorious Service, and the Society of American-Indian Government Employees awards.The Army’s hands-off approach toward the Muslim Hasan contrasts significantly with how Defense officials have handled those practicing mainstream religions. Hasan was a medical professional serving in a sacred role administering to the most vulnerable; yet, he was proselytizing to his patients about Islam. In spite of this, he was twice promoted.
About the same time Hasan was preaching Islam to the wounded, complaints arose of alleged proselytizing by Evangelical Christians at the U.S. Air Force Academy. A major Pentagon task force was dispatched, investigated and found a "perception of religious bias." Nonetheless, nearly six years after complaints first arose at USAFA, Christian activity at the school is still closely scrutinized.
Military political correctness is rampant much closer to the nation’s capital. The U.S. Naval Academy is to train young adults to serve in the combat arms of the Navy and Marine Corps. However, Superintendent and Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler -- apparently unaware that the U.S. is engaged in two wars -- states his number one priority is to increase diversity. Fowler is not alone in pumping up multiculturalism. Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen claims diversity is a “strategic imperative.” Following the Ft. Hood massacre, Army Chief of Staff General George Casey was seemingly more concerned about preserving religious diversity in the Army’s ranks than in weeding out soldiers who kill other soldiers.
Naval Academy officials promote the fact that 35% of this year’s freshman class is comprised of favored minority groups: Hispanic, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American. Twenty percent are female. Admissions officials privately acknowledge they are directed to dramatically increase these percentages each year. This should be easy to achieve since about one-half of the admissions department is devoted exclusively to minority recruiting.
This overemphasis on minority recruiting is both misguided and completely unnecessary considering the USNA admissions process. All 100 Senators and each member of the U.S. House representing 435 diverse Congressional districts nominate youngsters. It may be the single-most diversity-focused college acceptance program in the nation.
Still, it does not appear to be enough for USNA officials. Only about one-half of each incoming freshman class is admitted through the Congressional nominating process, giving the school unfettered discretion in picking the other half.
Naval Academy Professor Bruce Fleming, who served on the admissions board, has reported it has an unofficial two-track admissions process in which nonwhite candidates are graded against easier admissions requirements than white candidates. Fleming claims USNA admits some minority students who are incapable of performing college-level work.
Gender-based political correctness has fostered a poisonous atmosphere, according to numerous midshipmen. The previous Superintendent, Vice Admiral Rodney Rempt, implemented a policy unprecedented anywhere else in the entire military.
Female midshipmen who allege they were victims of sexual misconduct would be given blanket immunity for all rules violations in return for identifying alleged perpetrators. The consequence is that females caught violating regulations would immediately allege they were sex victims sometime previously. It became a Get Out of Jail Free card that was abused repeatedly. According to multiple sources, the blanket immunity program is still in effect.
Scores of females who abide by the rules are understandably angered by this discriminatory policy. The unintended consequence is that many male midshipmen will not associate with any females in order to avoid one-day becoming the target of a baseless allegation. This is a classic example of the breakdown of unit cohesion.Recently, USNA launched a sexual assault response team staffed almost exclusively with female officers. According to a source, the presumption of the team is that males are always the guilty perpetrators and females are always the innocent victims.
Earlier this year, thousands of pages of Navy documents detailing sexual and other misconduct cases were reviewed by The (Annapolis) Capital. The school practiced a double-standard when punishing men and women guilty of identical offenses. Males were frequently dismissed from the academy and sometimes required to reimburse the Navy upwards of $100,000 in school costs while females generally received only light punishment. In one five-year period, every male midshipman accused of sexual assault but acquitted in a military court martial was still kicked out of the academy, a form of double-jeopardy.
Political correctness has led to officially-sanctioned discrimination against non-minorities. Consider the case of the USNA color guard, the six midshipmen who carry the U.S., Navy, Marine Corps and Naval Academy flags during ceremonial events and home football games.
This year, the color guard was invited to perform at game 2 of the World Series in front of a national television audience. However, two of the six midshipmen who had been longtime members of the color guard were fired the day before the game and replaced with two newcomers. The offense, they were told, was being white males. The new members were a female and a first-generation Pakistani-American. One can only wonder if a similar fate will befall the Navy football team before it plays in a nationally-televised New Year’s Eve bowl game.
The Naval Academy makes no effort to hide its bias toward promoting only female and minority faces. The school’s 60-second “Fulfill Your Destiny” recruiting video, which has played prominently on television the past two years, has not one discernible white face in it except in the distant background. The commercial features two Hispanics, two blacks and an Asian. The video is not representative of the actual student body.
The question arises as to what the Naval Academy will do when President Barack Obama follows through on his promise to end the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” prohibition against homosexuals openly serving in the military. Will USNA pursue minimum quotas of male homosexuals, lesbians and transgender students?"

The writer is a Colonel (or Navy Captain) stationed in the Washington, D.C. area who desires to keep his identity withheld in order to protect his career

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Healthcare in Hungary, today, con'td.....

20 years after the demise of communism, there is still "universal" hc. Over budget and under in terms of results, every year.
So, how does one go about, say, having elective surgery? Free on paper but the choice of the specialist will be influenced by the money you will have to come up with.Virtually every preoperative visit involves some out of pocket payment. There are no published rates, of course, so people ask around, find on the grape wine the "tariff".Exchanged into USD the "going"rate for a consultation is between 25 and 50 dollars. For the operation between 50 and 200 USD. Remember, the average pension is between 200 and 500 dollar per month. And well paid workers take home $1000 per month.
Do you need an MRI or Xray in a hurry, you will pay out of pocket. The wait for a "free" test may be long.
If you don't know the "rates", you ask around. Somehow the "right" rate is always found from others.
The reason for out of pocket fees is the low pay doctors, nurses get from the government. The squeeze on costs by any government is on-going. Hospitals lack decent budgets, labs need new equipment, new drugs come to the market.
HC budget almost never takes into consideration the progress of times, innovation in a centralized, state controlled system.
Private physicians, clinics, labs are available, if you have the money up front. Needless to say the best trained personnel and the most modern equipment is in the private sector.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

On the healthcare insurance debate...

I would like to add a few notes.All of the Eastern European countries under communist rule till 1989, when the wall and system collapsed had socialised medicine.One would expect that, like many other inefficient, corrupt social programs "universal" healthcare would have been changed to an efficient,patient centered program. In fact, remember that Americans, none of these countries have been able to get rid of socialized medicare to date. Many reasons for this. First it has been free for all pensioners. Those who are employed pay a small amount, employers pay a big chunk. None of the contributions, and they have been steadily rising, cover the need, so all healthcare budgets spend over budget. There has never been enough money to cover expenditure, and hc is the biggest contributor to the overall deficits of all these countries.
The biggest political fights in every election and in every budget debate is over the cost of national hc. There are center left and right parties. Which party would you guess is for privatizing (improving) socialized hc? Here is the paradox: socialists and liberals want to get rid of socialized medicine and centre right parties agitate for retaining socialized medicine!
Just a word about socalized hc. Almost from thee beginning, if you wanted the best medical and medicinal help you'd better have the money for it. Whether it was a choice of doctor or medicine,a treatment, a hospital stay, an operation those with cash always had the best available service and product. To this day corruption, paying under the table is the EXPECTED way to get the best treatment. Budgets have been so overspent that in Hungary today,when you go in the hospital you better take your towel,spoon, soap, and medicine as you may not get any of those things. Choice of surgeon will depend on the money you come up with. Of course you will always get some treatment. But you will be at the end of the line. And you better reward the nurses who look after you, as their pay is so low they need money from the patients to live. Most medicines are available, but for the best ones you will pay a high co-pay. It is not unusual for a pensioner to make choices from the various drugs that he is prescribed and get only one or two as the monthly total maybe more than his pension.
Dental care is "free" on paper, in fact most dental treatments are performed by private practitioners or those employed by the state, but you still pay them.
Since the iron curtain came down, socialized medicine is still around, even if it had improved from before 1989.
Changing that system for private insurers is a politically daunting exercise.