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Friday, October 28, 2011

American Ingenuity

Taking advantage of a potentially bad situation?  Or providing an essential service that will benefit the general public?

It's Autumn, 1942.  America is at war.  There are now rumors circulating each day of German U-boats prowling the shipping lanes off the East Coast, with actual incidents of ships being torpedoed within sight of people on shore,  and Japanese submarines making appearances near the beaches of California.  Talk even surfaced just days before of a fire bombing in Oregon by Japanese planes.  Tensions run high.  The fear is palpable.  What to do?  How to allay those fears?

Aetna Insurance had the answer.

From a full-page ad in Time magazine, October, 1942:
WAR DAMAGE INSURANCE

While your present fire insurance policies give you exactly the same protection today that they did before the war, they do not cover damage caused by air raids.

To meet this need, the companies of the Aetna Fire Group and their agents and brokers cooperating in the War Damage Corporation (created by the U.S. government) in making war damage insurance available to you.  This new type of insurance specifically covers property losses resulting from enemy attack including action taken by our military, naval or air forces in resisting enemy attack.

You can obtain War Damage Insurance on your home, household goods, automobile, business property, etc. Property worth insuring against fire is also worth insuring against air raids, and almost all classes of property are eligible.  The rate for dwellings is only 10¢ per $100 per year.

In writing War Damage Insurance your local agent is rendering an important public service.  For particulars on how War Damage Insurance can be fitted to your individual needs, ask your insurance agent or broker today.

THE AETNA FIRE GROUP
It's not known how many people took advantage of this "important public service."

What is known, however, is the number of air raids that occurred in the United States (Alaska not yet being a state) after this ad ran and the total dollar damage that had to be made good by Aetna.

That would be zero and $0.

Still, ya gotta admire the ingenuity ...

We Can Gain Energy Independence

It's not a pipe dream.  Here's how:
It’s Time for Real “Energy Action”
By George Allen, writing in The Daily Caller

Two months ago, President Obama announced his latest stimulus proposal, which is a continuation of the same failed policies we’ve seen over the last three years — higher taxes to fund more costly government spending programs.

Absent from the president’s rhetoric was any mention of unleashing America’s energy resources, a proven way to create more than a million new, good-paying jobs here in the USA.

Virginia and the nation deserve better. With 9.1 percent unemployment and more than 14 million Americans looking for work, it is time for this administration to start viewing America’s energy resources as a blessing, not a curse.

One of the major components of my comprehensive, pro-growth plan for jobs — “The Blueprint for America’s Comeback” — is the aggressive pursuit of energy freedom by opening up access to America’s plentiful energy resources and taking control of our own energy destiny.

Fortunately, an opportunity exists for the president to take real action right now to strengthen America’s energy security and create jobs.

Earlier this month, I joined Governor Bob McDonnell and leaders from across Virginia in urging the Obama administration to approve the construction of an advanced pipeline linking Canada and the United States.

The Keystone XL Project will bring more than 700,000 additional barrels of domestic and Canadian oil each day to refineries in Texas. Construction alone will mean jobs for as many as 20,000 Americans, and related economic activity is projected to bring around 100,000 additional hires. Property tax revenues in states through which the pipeline passes could exceed $5 billion, meaning more resources for schools, roads and public safety. And the energy flowing through the pipeline will be from our closest neighbor and ally, not from an unstable and unfriendly foreign regime.

With so much to gain, why is the White House delaying? The Obama administration has yet to approve the permit needed for construction to begin. Bureaucrats and politicians in Washington, D.C. are standing in the way of a project that would create thousands of new jobs, increase our long-term supply of affordable energy and generate revenues without raising taxes.

When it comes to energy, this is just the latest contradiction between the president’s words and his actions. Since 2008, President Obama has touted the job-creating promise of his energy agenda. Instead, we see misused taxpayer funds for unreliable, expensive energy schemes; higher fuel prices; blocked energy development of American coal, oil and natural gas resources; and continued high unemployment over 9 percent.

The good news is that America has the most plentiful energy resources of any country in the world. Our reserves and recoverable oil, natural gas and coal exceed the resources of such energy giants as Saudi Arabia, China and Russia.

Despite this bounty, our dependence on foreign oil is greater today than it was in the days of President Jimmy Carter’s gas lines. Federal bureaucrats continue to hold America’s energy resources “off limits,” and promising ventures like the Keystone pipeline are stopped at the Canadian border. [link]
Energy independence.  It can happen.

Not with Obama in the White House.

But it can happen.

Why Virginia Toughened Its Abortion Mill Regulations

You simply won't believe the callousness on display in this video.  But then again, those shown are employees of Affiliated Medical Services — an abortion mill in Milwaukee, Wis. — as they stand outside their clinic, laughing and dancing, about the time a woman injured in a failed abortion is wheeled away in an ambulance.




"The video, taken by a 40 Days for Life prayer warrior, also captures his conversation with the calloused employees, in which they tell him to 'shut up' and 'lucky it isn’t you in the hospital.'”

Liberals here in Virginia went into apoplexy when the government toughened its abortion clinic regulations (so that scenes that that above with ambulances pulling up to the back door to transport botched abortion victims to the hospital) several months ago.

Civilized human beings wonder why they're allowed to operate at all.

It's America Against the 1%

The bottom 1%.

How quickly things have turned around for the "Occupy Wall Street" idealists when it's their pockets being picked.

Time To Take Action

Fed up with the federal government spending us into oblivion?  Do something about it.  Besides voting the bastards out of office who are doing the USA irreparable harm, get organized.  Let them hear you.

Senator Rand Paul:
Dear Fellow Conservative,

I ran for the U.S. Senate to end the federal government's out-of-control spending and solve our debt crisis.

But that can't be done until we tackle the source of the problem: the unaccountable Federal Reserve.

As long as Ben Bernanke keeps printing money, Barack Obama will keep spending it.

You and I need to end that right now.

And just like during my campaign, the establishment is stacked against us. But look at what has already been accomplished with you in our corner!

Please take a few moments to read the message below from Campaign for Liberty Vice President Matt Hawes and support C4L in this vital effort to rein in the Federal Reserve.


For Liberty,


Senator Rand Paul
The message:
Dear Patriot,

Trillions of dollars have been stolen from U.S. taxpayers.

You and I, right now, are seeing the worst plundering of a country's wealth in the history of civilization, led by an out-of-control Federal Reserve.

But you and I together CAN put a stop to it all.

With your help (including completing the petition to your representative and senators) today, Campaign for Liberty is ready to take the battle straight to the heart of the problem - the Federal Reserve itself.

Last year, we came close to enacting a full Audit of the Fed.

This year, with more Fed opponents put in office and the economy still reeling, we have our best chance ever.

But you must act today.

Just think about the scope of the problem.

The massive, outrageous amount of dollars recently committed to the economic bailouts totals:
More than the socialist New Deal...

More than the entire Iraq debacle...

More than the 1980's savings and loan mess... More than the Korean War...

COMBINED.

Where will it all end?

It's time you and I put a stop to an out-of-control Federal Reserve.

And Ron Paul has a bill before Congress to do just that.

That's why it's vital you fill out your personal "Audit the Fed" petition in support of Congressman Paul's bill.

This bill, introduced in the House by Congressman Ron Paul and in the Senate by Senator Rand Paul, will finally pull the lid off the FED and expose its outrageous power grabs.

Now is the time to make sure your representative and senators feel the heat to support the Audit the Fed bill!

If you and I don't act today, I'm afraid this crisis will end with the economic ruin of every man, woman, and child in the United States.

Today, over 16 TRILLION in taxpayer dollars in bailouts and loans have been agreed to by Congress, the Bush and Obama Treasury Departments, and the out-of-control Fed.

So is it really any wonder more and more folks are starting to realize the Washington, D.C. establishment is hurtling us toward complete economic disaster?

Whether it's watching a phony "stimulus" package get rammed into law or seeing Congress pass a $700 BILLION bank "bailout," the American people are agitated and increasingly angry.

You saw the result of that anger in the Tea Parties last year and then in the November elections.

Statist, pro-Fed politicians were tossed out of office left and right!

That means it's a perfect time to unleash the pressure of MILLIONS of outraged Americans on the out-of-control Fed today!

So please agree to complete your petition urging your Representative and Senators to cosponsor and seek roll call votes on Audit the Fed - the first step toward ENDING THE FEDERAL RESERVE once and for all!

As I know you're aware, the Federal Reserve is shrouded in secrecy.

Its meetings are off-limits to the public.

Its inner-workings are off-limits to the public.

Fed leaders know coming clean with Congress and the American people on how they create money out of thin air would result in an anti-Fed firestorm.

So can you imagine the impact of a full-scale audit?

You and I will finally be able to show the American people that the Federal Reserve System leads to:

*** Constant economic crises - the housing crisis and the resulting chaos is just one example of an economic bubble created by centrally-planned interest rates and money manipulation;

*** The destruction of the middle class - as fuel, food, housing, medical care and education costs soar, everyone who is NOT on the government dole is forced to make do with less as the value of their money slowly decreases;

*** Currency destruction - history shows us that riots, violence, and full-scale police states can result when people finally realize fiat money isn't worth the paper it's printed on and REFUSE to accept it.

And unless you and I do end the madness in Washington, D.C., we may be closer than we'd like to think to learning that history lesson firsthand, right here on the streets of our towns and cities.

That's why your commitment to helping pass the Audit the Fed Bill - and helping Campaign for Liberty fight this battle - is so vital.

Just a few years ago, there was no chance of passing any legislation like Ron Paul's Audit the Fed Bill.

So I guess there has been one "CHANGE."

You see, with the piling up of trillions of dollars in out of control "bailouts" of Wall Street and international bankers, even many politicians in Washington, D.C. want to show you they're "being responsible".

What better way for Congress to do this than by auditing the Federal Reserve to account for the trillions stolen from U.S. taxpayers?

More and more Congressmen are already feeling the pressure and are signing up to support this bill.

I've even received word Audit the Fed could move in the coming weeks in the U.S. House.
When that happens, you and I must be ready to fight.

There will be many battles you and I must wage over the coming months to take back our country.
But this one is set to rage in Congress in just a few short weeks.

And, it's both a bill we CAN pass and one that is vital to exposing the massive corruption and downright evil at the Federal Reserve.

You see, after regulating, taxing, spending, borrowing, and printing us into what looks like the worst recession in decades, establishment politicians and power brokers are assuring us they're working hard to "fix" our economic woes.

What is their solution?

You guessed it.

More of the same!

I'm convinced that if you and others will insist on Congress passing Audit the Fed, the votes will be there.

Then the question is whether Barack Obama will sign it.

But here's the thing: even if the Audit the Fed bill is vetoed by Obama, just forcing him to do it is a win/win situation.

Can you imagine how it will look in the 2012 election when you and I tell the American people President Obama refused to even LOOK for the trillions of dollars stolen from the taxpayers?

Now, we just need to show Congress the American people demand action on Audit the Fed.
Here's how we plan to do that.

First, we're already busy contacting up to seven million activists nationwide through mail, phones, and email to generate petitions to the U.S. Congress demanding action on "Audit the Fed".

But that's just the beginning.

We'll work the talk radio stations and grant local media interviews to further turn up the pressure on Congress.

And a few days before the vote, if we have the resources, we'd also like to run hard-hitting targeted radio, TV, and newspaper ads.

This entire program is designed to send this one, CLEAR message to Congress - Any politician who votes against the Federal Reserve Audit should look for another job.

But such a massive effort won't be easy - or cheap.

Sign the petition.

If we don't take action, the America we see in just a few years could look far worse than even the one we see today.

In Liberty,

Matt Hawes
Vice President

P.S. Please complete your petition DEMANDING your Representative and Senators cosponsor and seek roll call votes on the Audit the Fed Bill TODAY!

With federal spending at record levels, and TRILLIONS of new dollars flying off the printing presses, it's never been more important the Federal Reserve's abuses are exposed to the American people once and for all.
Our children and grandchildren will appreciate the effort.