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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Where in the World is Obama's Birth Certificate?

To date, despite numerous legal attempts to ascertain proof that Barack Obama, aka. Barry Soetoro, is a natural born citizen of the United States and thus eligible to hold the Office of President thereof, Obama still refuses to prove that he is eligible to be President. The court system, as well as his pom pom carrying cheerleaders in the mainstream media, are running interference on his behalf. Obama could easily dispel all questions regarding his eligibility by producing his birth certificate. All of us from time to time have been required to produce a birth certificate, and we are able to do so. Obama could as well. Not only has he refused to do that, he has spent no less that a million dollars to keep his birth certificate and school records under wraps. So much for transparency.

Obama supporters insist that Obama has proved his eligibility by producing a "Certification of Live Birth" from the state of Hawaii. While a "Certification of Live Birth" is an official document, it is not the same thing as a "Birth Certificate". A "Birth Certificate" is a long form which contains more detailed information surrounding a live birth. The Department of Hawaiian Homelands accepts only an original "Birth Certificate" as proof that an individual is a 'genuine native Hawaiian'.

According to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands:

"In order to process your application (to verify that you are a genuine native Hawaiian), DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL."

Per Hawaiian law, Statue 338.13, any certified copies of the original document can serve the same purpose as the original document.

"(b) Copies of the contents of any certificate on file in the department, certified by the department shall be considered for all purposes the same as the original, subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18."

Obama seems willing to seriously consider making public information which should remain secret to the world and to our enemies, yet when it comes to his own "Birth Certificate", Obama will move heaven and earth to keep it secret. By virtue of his own obfuscation on the matter, Obama himself has proved that the contention that he is not a natural born citizen of the United States is a valid one. Since it seems rather self evident that Obama is holding the office of President illegally, and since there are so many who are working diligently to prove that this is the case, I wonder how long it will be before there are 'Clintonesque' style disappearances and suspicious deaths.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pelosi Lied. No Surprise.

Speaker Pelosi has maintained that Congressional leaders were never told that waterboarding or any other enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) were used on terror suspects.

"In that or any other briefing we were not, and I repeat, were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation techniques were used. What they did tell us is that they had some legislative counsel opinions that they could be used."

Her statements beg the question that if any in Congress found the types of EITs which might be used on terror suspects objectionable, or question the legality thereof, that the time to do so was before they were used. But, the fact of the matter is that Nancy Pelosi is a liar! A just released 10 page document shows that Pelosi was briefed on Sept. 4th, 2002 that EITs were used on Abu Zubaydah as show in the document page below (click for a larger view).

The report also details 40 meetings with members of Congress -- though not with Pelosi present – during which the use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques was described, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Senate intelligence committee’s chairman and ranking member, Bob Graham and Richard Shelby, were given a briefing similar to the one with Pelosi and Goss on Sept. 27, 2002, according to the report.

On Feb. 4, 2003, a briefing on “enhanced interrogation techniques” for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., revealed that interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri were taped.

In addition, that briefing “described in considerable details” the techniques used, including “how the water board was used.”

A similar briefing the following day included Goss and Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., who by that time had become the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, when Pelosi moved on to become minority leader.

Source: Newsmax

There was never any doubt that the Speaker was lying, it was only a matter of when and how those lies would be exposed. These days however, there seems to be a great unwillingness on the part of the Republicans to call a Democrat caught in a deliberate falsehood, a liar. So let me be crystal clear. Nancy Pelosi is not only a liar, she is a damn liar!

Monday, May 4, 2009

China Mandates Smoking Quota

I hope the new totalitarian regime in Washington does not hear about this. It seems that officials in China have been ordered to smoke 230,000 packs of cigarettes a year to keep tax revenues flowing. It also will bolster sales for locally produced cigarettes.

Officials in China have reportedly been told to puff their way through four and a half million cigarettes a year.

Staff at local government offices in Hubei province were given the order in a move intended to set an example for the rest of the nation, according to state media.

And if they fail to smoke their way through 230,000 packs of locally-produced cigarettes, the officials could face fines.

Brands such as Huanghelou have been earmarked as part of the official quota.

"The regulation will boost the local economy via the cigarette tax," local official Chen Nianzu was quoted as saying in the Global Times.

The measure may also be a ploy to boost sales of local cigarette brands, under pressure from competitors in neighbouring Hunan province.

Some 350 million Chinese - including more than half of all male doctors - currently smoke, with around a million dying from smoking-related diseases every year.

State media recently reported the government was attempting to reduce the number of doctors smoking in China.

Source: Skynews.com

To fully fund SCHIP with tobacco taxes, Obama will need 22 million new smokers. With a serious budget shortfall in the SCHIP program looming on the horizon, Obama cannot afford the loss of any current smokers. Since Comrade Obama has already done a great many tyrannical things, it may come as no surprise to some if he considers following China's example.