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Friday, October 30, 2009

Calpers Loses 23% of Taxpayer Guaranteed Funds in One Year, Voters say no to Imposters, and U.S. Commerce Battles for our Future: Sat. Oct 30, 2009

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New York Congressional Race District 23 is a revolt of Republican registered voters against their own party. They want limited government and are demonstrating to their party officials and leaders, they mean business. Scott Wheeler, Executive Director of the National Republican Trust
drops in for a quick update on the battle that illustrates for Republican Party bosses what their voters want and what constitutes a deal breaker.

As the Fight Over Global Warming Heats Up, so does growing skepticism and concern over flaws in the climate change models and so does the frenzy of the proponents for cap-and-trade legislation in the Senate, to ram policy through without delay. Is it really a crisis? If so, what's the crisis?

Tom Borelli, formidable advocate for free enterprise, editor of FreeEnterpriser.com and Director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research, joins us to talk about the proposed cap-and-trade policy, and what is shaping up as an epic battle between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to defeat it, and the Obama Administration's relentless pursuit to ram it through.

Who are the players? Who are the companies that have jumped ship and joined with Obama's team? Who wins and who loses if the U.S. Chamber of Commerce loses?

Pension Funds for Public Employees Lost $600 Billion Last Year (fiscal year ended June 30), and taxpayers are on the hook. Calpers'losses, with funds guaranteed by the taxpayers, are 9.4% of that $600 billion dollars.

Marcia Fritz, President of Californians for Pension Reform, joins us to discuss the unbelievable, corrupt, costly abuse of public trust and the public's legal obligation to cover the losses. We'll look at how Calpers directors have played fast and loose, taken extreme and hazardous risks on investments, and incurred massive losses, down $56.2 billion in one year, 23% of the value, with funds guaranteed by taxpayers.

Worse, in a pay to play racket, former Calpers board member reaped $50 million in fees for arranging the "winning investments." Calpers is an example for what has taken place across the country. Some would call it betrayal, graft, abuse and theft by public employee fund managers but "Calpers' CIO says there's no moral hazard in fund's guarantee by taxpayers."
Ms Fritz will talk with us on how to put the brakes on this now.

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Fight Over Warming Heats Up




Bottom line: The models used today for predicting climate change are flawed. Should we base economically devasting policy on models that are based on scant data, false assumptions, and which ignore natural factors? Read the story here.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Dynamic Women, Deb Ferns on Women and Firepower & Marita Noon on Cap n Trade Policy Built on Sand: Sat. Oct 24, 2009



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Debbie Ferns
, author of Babe's with Bullets (TM) joins me to talk about the launch of a TV series based on the camps, like the one I'm going to in November, set to air on the OutdoorChannel.com, starting in January.

We'll get a taste of her second book, which she's working on, called Our Forbidden Fruit...Females and Firearms in America. According to Deb, it's not quite as "happy go lucky" as the first book.

This new book has a chapter devoted to the quote "I have seen the enemy-and it is us." It talks a lot about things like apathy, and, how pro-gun folks constantly stir up turf wars against EACH OTHER! It's something I've seen a lot of in my political walk in life, and Ms. Ferns agrees, YES, it's distressing. And that's why we have paper targets, and steel targets, to shoot at--it's far less expensive than therapy!

Marita Noon, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsible Energy, on the latest "higher than expected" unemployment numbers and how no new manufacturing jobs are expected here in the U.S. Two recent op-eds she wrote help explain why.

Happy Talk on Green Jobs
: "we as a country have become so enamored with 'alternative energy' that no one looks at what it takes or where the green jobs are being created? Shouldn't we have straight talk, not happy talk? Shouldn't we have facts not 'feel good?'

Staying with wind turbines, we know that their popularity is creating jobs in Mexico. But did you know they also give China a great boost?"

Built Upon the Sand: First, the cap and trade house is built upon a lie. The lie is that climate change is a crisis, that is it caused by man, that man can fix it, and that even if no other countries participate in "capping emissions," America can still make a difference.

But what if it is not a lie? What if the crisis is as real as the global cooling crisis was perceived to be in the seventies? If that is the case, the crisis can wait a few more years. We've been making noise about climate change for 40 years. Now, in the midst of a major economic recession, is not the time to be enacting extreme measures that will finish off the American economy.

Also, Steve Macias, in defense of the First Amendment: Agree or Disagree, two Mexican American college students, both elected cabinet members of the Associated Student Government at Sacramento City College, President Steve Macias & Student Affairs Commissioner Monica Guzman, who also happen to be openly Christian, one Protestant, the other Catholic, Pro-life, and Republican, are being recalled, in a process that violates the official ASG Constitution, rules and ethical standards, in a rush to oust the two, persecute them, make examples of them and silence others who get out of line.

Their crime: According to The Express, the student run newspaper, "Mr. Macias is being recalled for refusing to censor an anti-abortion display on campus known as the Genocide Awareness Project on Sept 16 -17, 2009...It is unclear why Ms. Guzman is being recalled."

They are two of a majority of the 25 cabinet board members, who supported allowing the anti-abortion organization with the over-sized graphic colored photograph posters, to participate in the school Constitution Day. The organization's participation was approved by a majority vote of the Associated Student Government Board. Mr Macias did not vote in that decision.

The Queer-Straight Alliance and The Atheist Freethinkers Club spearhead the recall, while the school administration tacitly approves of this political lynching. Lessons to be learned by our college young adults: Either the rule of law protects everyone's rights to free speech, or not. Either free speech is a fundamental right, or it is not. Free speech for me, but not for thee? You decide.
Contact Steve Macias on Facebook here or at Sacramento City College Free Speech Coalition on Facebook.
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Stop Cap and Trade Tax: Facts, not fiction on climate change.

This is a great website. I love the simple layout and easy to use resource. Click here to check it out.
This is a video version of a radio ad that is being launched statewide in Minnesota.


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Friday, October 16, 2009

The Monumental Battle Over Health Care in Congress & A Nationwide Grassroots Movie Premiere Event exposes Global Warming Hysteria: Sat. Oct 17, 2009



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On the program, Ralph F. Weber CLU, CFP, GBA, REBC 2009, President of Route Three Inc., and Route Three Life Health Disability Inc., an authority on Health Care Insurance, he is a speaker with Consumers for Health Care Choices, and the publisher for the website, Stop Government Medicine.
Is Government Medicine the answer?
What's the truth about Canada's health care system?
Why doesn't the math work?
What part of our system is it, that's fundamentally flawed, and how can we fix it so that we have choices, and we don't kill innovation or bankrupt our health industry or our economy?
I want to ask Ralph about Obama's proposed Cash for Senior Citizens, "a $250.00 bribe to help the medicine go down," and what does he make of Al From's op-ed in Thursday's WSJ,"Democrats Don't Need the Public Option: Transformational reforms have always passed with bipartisan majorities."
This weekend, a world premiere happens, in the spirit of the Tea Party march on Washinton D.C., in homes across the country, all that the same time. At 8 pm, ET, and 5 pm, PT, people will watch the documentary, Not Evil, Just Wrong, which challenges the dangerous and destructive hysteria about Global Warming.I am going to a gathering where there will be at least 12 other people present. Are you going to a Premiere Screening? I hope you'll email me or call in during the show and let us know. I hope you'll share your story.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

PETA's Risque Offer to Vallejo: Bikini Ads on Police Cars

The campaign would feature a woman draped on the side of a car covered only by a lettuce bikini.

The slogan, “Lettuce serve and protect you.”

Lindsay Rajt, Manager of PETA's Campaign Department, claimed that the sexy lettuce advertisments would be fun and would get residents excited.


Fun indeed. And You bet your bottom they'd get residents excited.
lettuce read more LOL

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Greg Scandlen on Crunch Time in Congress on Your Health Care & Eric Singer on Congress Created Mortage/Credit Crisis Redux: Saturday Oct 10, 2009



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On the program, Richard Rider, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association 2009 Taxpayer Hero of the Year, talks about the new-hot-off-the-presses study commissioned by the San Diego Taxpayers Association, which shows City Pension Costs Linked to Higher Taxes.

Greg Scandlen, Founder and Director of Consumers for Health Care Choices, an expert on Health Care policy, joins us to talk about Crunch Time in Congress: The Senate Finance Committee will be voting on its bill next week, then Harry Reid and the White House will cobble together a merger of the two Senate committee bills and take it to the floor. House leadership is already working on a bill to take to the floor and will probably have a vote in the next two weeks. Whatever else they do, it will certainly include:

* A mandate that you must buy health insurance and be fined or even jailed if you fail to comply.
* A major increase in the deficit to pay for all the new subsidies and bureaucracies.
* Rationing of services as determined by a federal committee.
* Increased taxes on everyone involved in health care.
* More regulation of doctors and hospitals.

Eric Singer
of "Congressional Effect Fund" talks with us about Congress's plan to reenergize the the Community Reinvestment Act--the same act that brought us the housing market bubble, and credit market meltdown. It promises to usher in the next mortgage and credit crisis in the name of "helping to stimulate" the economy. With the Government buying up mortgages how do we really know the value of the market or how it's doing?

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Revolutionary Anti-Semitism: Chávez imports Ahmadinejad's ideology to Latin America.

Sometimes I ask myself if Hitler wasn't right when he wanted to finish with that race, through the famous holocaust, because if there are people that are harmful to this country, they are the Jews, the Israelites.

David Romero Ellner

Executive Director

Radio Globo, Honduras, Sept. 25, 2009

Meet one of Honduras's most vocal advocates for the return of deposed president Manuel Zelaya to office. He's not your average radio jock. He started in Honduran politics as a radical activist and was one of the founders of the hard-left People's Revolutionary Union, which had links to Honduran terrorists in 1980s. A few years ago he was convicted and served time in prison for raping his own daughter.

Today Mr. Romero Ellner is pure zelayista, hungry for power and not ashamed to say so. This explains why he has joined Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Mr. Zelaya in targeting Jews.Click here to read more

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Don't Blame Voters for California's Budget Woes: Big spending pols falsely claim citizen ballot initiatives have tied their hands.

By SHIKHA DALMIA, ADRIAN MOORE AND ADAM B. SUMMERS

With the Golden State still struggling to balance its books, politicians from both sides of the aisle have come up with a nifty way to avoid responsibility for the mess: Blame the voters.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, summed it up for his fellow pols recently by telling a reporter: "All of those propositions tell us how we must spend our money. . . . This is no way, of course, to run a state." State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat, has made similar comments in denouncing "ballot-box budgeting."

Their indictment is false. Voters aren't tying lawmakers' hands too much, but too little. Here's the background:

For decades, state officials have habitually proposed deep cuts to the most popular programs unless voters agree to higher taxes. Tired of being manipulated, voters have used the ballot initiative to put some programs off-limits.


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The Conscience of a Capitalist: An Interview with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods

The Whole Foods founder talks about his Journal health-care op-ed that spawned a boycott, how he deals with unions, and why he thinks CEOs are overpaid.
By Stephen Moore


"Before I started my business, my political philosophy was that business is evil and government is good. I think I just breathed it in with the culture. Businesses, they're selfish because they're trying to make money."

At age 25, John Mackey was mugged by reality. "Once you start meeting a payroll you have a little different attitude about those things." This insight explains why he thinks it's a shame that so few elected officials have ever run a business. "Most are lawyers," he says, which is why Washington treats companies like cash dispensers.

Mr. Mackey's latest crusade involves traveling to college campuses across the country, trying to persuade young people that business, prof
its and capitalism aren't forces of evil. He calls his concept "conscious capitalism."
(I love this!!!)
Click here to read the article.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Russ Waymire of Families Protecting the Valley & Arnold Zeiderman MD, MPH, FACOG on Health Care



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Call in number: 1-800-336-2225On the program, on Saturday Sept 19th, I left home for 13 days. I drove to southern California, first, to go to party with a garage band in the living room of a nice house in Chino Hills, with a bunch of H.S. Alums.
During my stay in So Cal, I met with Larry Sand of California Teachers Empowerment Network, Ben Austin of the Parent's Revolution for school reform, and Marshall Tuck of the Partnership for LA Schools about the revolution taking place in LA Unified. I will invite them to join me on the program in a few weeks. I went to Indian Wells, for the CA GOP Convention, where everyone was clear, possibility abounds, but the outcome depends on the vision, intention and integrity of all the leaders who step forward, take a stand with great purpose, and communicate boldly to inspire and enroll voters into action. On Thursday, I attended the CA Target Book Conference with presentations by top pollsters, pundits and politicians. Bottom line, voters are angry. Here's a great recap by Joel Fox of the Fox and Hound Report.

At the CA GOP Convention, my friend Taddeus Taylor introduced me to a man he described as the most interesting man at the convention, and I agree, he was. Dr. Arnold M. Zeiderman, MD, MPH, FACOG (OB-GYN with a Masters in Public Health) was part of a panel on Health Care and he joins me to talk about that issue, from his indepth view.
On Thursday, October 1, Medical Doctors marched on Washington DC, and called it the "Million Med March." They admit that it was far fewer than a million, and point out that fewer than 1 million doctors work in the United States, and that a lot fewer will go into practice if the government and Congress take over health care. We'll talk with Dr. Zeiderman about health care and public health.
But Dr Zeiderman is also a long time activist for Israel. We'll talk about Iran, defense and nuclear weapons.
Russ Waymire, farmer and founding board member of CA Families Protecting the Valley, will join us briefly for an update on the CA Water Crisis: It's more complicated than a 2 inch fish on the Endangered Species List, and unless politicians, developers and local government agencies own up to and talk straight about the problem, they'll find themselves under the bus, instead of on it.

I stayed up to watch Red Eye while I unpacked from my travels but it was preempted to show the POTUS, FLOTUS, and their posse all give their pitches to the Olympics Committee, and I was dismayed over the shallowness, self absorption, and presumptuousness and I was embarrassed for the Office of the President. I hoped the committee would not be as sycophantic as the U.S. Media Posse that was breathless with the certainty that this was a slam dunk. I ask, now will they see him as mere mortal? But alas, their insanity is worse than I thought. Bizarro!!!

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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database

Key

Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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