A Dummy’s Guide to US Currency (Open Thread)

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US Currency for Dummies


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118 responses to “A Dummy’s Guide to US Currency (Open Thread)

  1. Happy Monday, everyone. New open thread.

  2. I’m heartened to see that most of the comments on CBS’s treasonous op-ed video by the oxymoronic constitutional law professor Seidman are excoriating him and CBS. Maybe there’s still hope to “take our country back” from the leftist commies (Obama–that means you). http://www.cbsnews.com/8601-3445_162-57566014-0.html?assetTypeId=41&blogId=

    I like this comment:

    “How appropriate. On the very day we commemorate the genocide brought about by a totalitarian dictatorship from India, we get this islamo-fascist wannabe. As someone once said, people who ignore the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them, endlessly.
    The American Constitution is a example of democracy without paragon on Earth, many times imitated, never equalled; but often times attacked with everything from Marxism, National-Socialism (Nazis) and of course Stalinism, another scum-bag from the Ottoman Empire sowing oppression and baseness amongst the civilized people of our world. If you don’t like democracy, why not just move to a country without any?”

    It was Holocaust Remembrance Day yesterday. (I don’t understand the reference to India.)

    Here’s another:

    “My wife and I tape Sunday Morning and then watch it after we attend church. We a well aware of your media bias but this morning was unusually far left and as a veteran it made me extremely disappointed in your program. A push to get rid of the highest law of our land and our constitutional republic. What an insult, every marine, soldier,sailor and airmen as well as every politician holding office swear to uphold the US Constitution. Many have bled and died for our constitutional republic. I would hope you would have someone who would give their life or limbs to rebut the opinion of Professor Seidman which made me literally sick. Professor Seidman might fit quite well in Iran where the government is reportedly rounding up journalists. What, Iran has no first amendment imagine that. Your program owes a big apology to many patriotic Americans.”

    My guess is that Barry was so enamored of the earlier op-ed by Seidman that he leaned on CBS to let Seidman have his say on national TV. Well, it backfired on CBS, it seems. BIG TIME.

      • yep and on the other hand, of sleight, i just heard that Scalia declared the Constitution dead. wtf

        • NOT TO WORRY, PAPOOSE! He called it “dead” in the sense that it’s cold-stone solid, not a “living” Constitution, as the likes of Barry and Seidman like to believe. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/scalia-scoffed-claiming-constitution-dead-document/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

          “Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia is drawing fire from legal colleagues for his characterization of the U.S. Constitution as a “dead” document — that is, judges should not take it upon themselves to interpret its clauses via modern meanings.

          “It’s not a living document,” Mr. Scalia said Monday, during a Southern Methodist University appearance, according to reports in the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.”

          Mr. Scalia, a Ronald Reagan-appointee, has always maintained an originalism view of the Constitution — one that holds fast to the need to interpret the text as the Founding Fathers intended at the time. [When you read this, you have to think: WHO WOULD BELIEVE ANYTHING ELSE? It’s COMMON SENSE. It’s like translating from a foreign language into English: Of course you translate the MEANING that the writer or speaker HAD, and you don’t translate into the translation something that you WISH they had said.]

          I deny the premise that law has nothing to do with historical inquiry,” he said, during an April 2010 appearance at the University of Virginia School of Law, according to postings on the university’s website. “Historical inquiry has nothing to do with the law only if the original meaning is irrelevant.””

          The communists amongst us, however, WANT the original MEANING to be irrelevant.

          They go on to report that “legal scholars scoffed.” Well, they can scoff my a**. We the People rule and there’s never been MORE INTEREST in the Constitution than now, with Obama.



    EPA Email Scandal Is Worse than Originally Thought

    … As hard as it is to believe, outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson actually appears to have had agency personnel create a fictitious employee by the name of “Richard Windsor” so that Jackson could appropriate the Windsor’s email address for her own purposes. …

    EPA was supposed to produce the first installment of some 12,000 secret, previously undisclosed emails. Not because it wanted to but because a federal court order required it to.

    Under the order, the EPA was to provide the first installment of 3,000 e-mails with three additional installments of 3,000 e-mails to follow. Rather than provide the required emails, however, EPA’s cover letter accompanying its production of emails said it “produced more than 2,100 emails received or sent” by Jackson on an official alias e-mail account.

    All fine, well and good – except that not one of those emails was from “Richard Windsor’s” account. Not one.

    A pattern exists: the EPA creates a fake e-mail account for its administrator to avoid scrutiny; it doesn’t produce any of the fake e-mails even though they are required by law to do so; when specifically required by court order, the EPA seeks endless delays; and, when the delaying tactics prove fruitless, EPA fails to provide either the number or the type of e-mails required.

    To put it simply, the agency is trying to run out the clock, hoping against hope that people will lose interest and move on to something else. This, in our judgment, must not be allowed to happen.”

    BUSINESS AS USUAL IN THE OBAMANATION. Ignore the law. Ignore the constitution. Do what you want, by any means necessary. Run out the clock.

    • “The readiness with which we already know other administration officials, including lawyers, accepted the practice suggests Windsor wasn’t the only such false identity Obama officials have created to subvert federal record-keeping and disclosure laws.

      Yes, America, this e-mail scandal is worse than originally believed. Far worse. And if “everyone does it” in this Administration as the EPA has claimed, President Obama needs to answer some questions as well. And the United States Senate, which has slew of presidential nominees to confirm in the next few months, has the obligation to start asking.”

  4. Is this so they have the ammo pre-positioned to shoot at us, or is it for storage of the confiscated weapons?


    Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition Containers

    Reader Don sent this in recently:

    Jim – I passed a convoy of olive drab unmarked 40 foot tractor trailers each with four 10 yard ammo bunker boxes chained to them and unmarked armored Hum-Vee’s heading north on I-95 in Brevard County, Florida this past Thursday morning. The “govt” is positioning these ammo storage boxes, I have been told, in strategic places in population centers around the country. They are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except for indistinguishable numbers/letters probably for inventory, routing, etc.

    Obama’s Homeland Security Department has purchased 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition – that is not a typo — during the last six months.

    Previously it was reported that people around the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA fighting vehicles this past year. One set of images made available by Rense.com shows trailer after trailer carrying these new DHS and FEMA armored fighting vehicles, complete with machine gun slots. They’re labeled with the usual backward American flag and the title, ‘Homeland Security’. Below that and the DHS logo, it also reads, ‘Immigration & Customs Enforcement’. Joining those markings, the black vehicles with white lettering also display ‘POLICE/RESCUE’ on one side and ‘Special Response Team’ on the other.”

    I wonder if ANYONE has asked his or her Congressperson exactly WHAT this is for? We the People RUN THIS GOVERNMENT. These people, every one of them, are EMPLOYEES of We the People. What is the DHS up to? We have a RIGHT to know.

    • Well, the usurpers main, driving ideology is redistribution. How convenient all the pics of piles of guns being destroyed in Australia to image in people’s minds (liberals) that the guns will be destroyed. No. They will be redistributed for that civilian army that is to be better armed and better funded than the US military.

  5. I’m not sure that I know what this means, but it seems important:

    This is now the law of the land:




    PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.*

    That’s right, starting this weekend it is illegal to unlock new phones to make them available on other carriers.

    I have deep sympathy for any individual who happens to get jail time for this offense. I am sure that other offenders would not take kindly to smartphone un-lockers.

    But seriously: It’s embarrassing and unacceptable that we are at the mercy of prosecutorial and judicial discretion** to avoid the implementation of draconian laws that could implicate average Americans in a crime subject to up to a $500,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

    If people see this and respond, well no one is really going to get those types of penalties, my response is: Why is that acceptable? While people’s worst fears may be a bit unfounded, why do we accept a system where we allow such discretionary authority? If you or your child were arrested for this, would it comfort you to know that the prosecutor and judge could technically throw the book at you? Would you relax assuming that they probably wouldn’t make an example out of you or your kid? When as a society did we learn to accept the federal government having such Orwellian power? And is this the same country that used jury nullification against laws that it found to be unjust as an additional check upon excessive government power? [The only silver lining is that realistically it’s more likely that violators would be subject to civil liability under Section 1203 of the DMCA, instead of the fine and jail penalties, but this is still unacceptable (but anyone who accepts payments to help others unlock their phones would clearly be subject to the fine of up to $500,000 and up to five years in jail).]


    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      We, the serfs…

    • What this means is you can’t use a phone (purchased with ATT) and then “unlock” the code so you can use this phone with another carrier. The Smart phone was originally only with AtT, I believe. Also, people order phones online and then they are mailed FedX or Ups and then customer says that they never received it (then another phone is mailed). They sell the first phone. The first phone is set up with AtT and can’t be used with another carrier without being unlocked. Many phones are stolen and people want to used them with their own carrier which won’t recognize the phone in their system. Each phone carrier has their own codes.

      It does seem strange that the Library of Congress had to make a law with such high penalties and I wonder what the motive for doing this was.

      • Thanks, DAR. What I don’t understand is why Congress has a law making it a requirement that you can’t use your own property with whatever carrier you want. It’s not as if you’re renting the property from the phone company, like a cable box or lines. You BUY the thing. And then you buy the “service”. It’s like with your computer–the government got involved and FORCED Microsoft to “unlock” their software. FORCED THEM to stop GIVING US FREE SOFTWARE and made us have to BUY software from other companies, all in the name of anti-trust and competition. We pick our browsers. We pick our operating systems. We pick our ISPs. We aren’t FORCED to use a “service” supplied by the computer manufacturer.

        I wonder about the motive, too. I hoped somebody would have an inkling to explain it. Could it be because they lose control of their snooping if people can go with other carriers that won’t be as complicit as ATT?

        • It works the other way around too. Meaning a phone purchased with Verizon has their codes imbedded in their phones. Many times the phones you purchase at a store will have that carriers name on it. However, when we buy some phones we get them quite cheap (iPhones) if a contract is purchased. Some of these phones are several hundred dollars retail but are sold for sometimes $1 up to get you to sign a contract with them. There is much competition between the carriers and and will do just about anything (including giving you money off your bill) if they can keep your business. Some people take their phones on cruises , etc. and they turn it on voila! all the texts, multi-media whatever comes thru and then you have a VERY big phone bill when you return as it is all about roaming charges. Many plead innocence and they get that money back.

          Snooping will be the way of the world soon with everything. Best not to put your name on anything when you give even. Don’t claim things on your taxes. 501c3 is a contract with Gov and they can force churces to release your giving statements.

      • You can buy a phone online without an contract and go to whatever carrier you want. Pretty sure anyway.

  6. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Bloomberg is a hypocrite of the first order!

    Go Mr. Matteo! Keep it up…

    • he’s a farce

      its a wonder New Yorkers are not forced to walk around with their eyes closed so to be fair to the Blind. (are we still allowed to use that word?)

    • I love that guy! When guns are outlawed, only outlaws and “elites” will have guns.

      “Would you like a sip of my soda?” SNARK!

      “Do you have a date of birth?” Does BARRY?

    • “So you have jurisdiction?”
      *Yes, I do. Security jurisdiction.”
      What the hell is SECURITY jurisdiction?

      • They make it up as they go along. He’s supposed to be a NYPD cop. Was he moonlighting as a security guard? I guess it depends upon the structure of NY gummint. I don’t know if cops can ask members of the press (or anybody else, for that matter) for photo ID just for asking the mayor a question. Cops in AZ can’t even ask illegal aliens for photo ID. Election officials in most places can’t even as voters for photo ID. Then he comes back asking for a date of birth! I guess their attempt to background check him didn’t work without the DOB. Same problem we have with Barry. He’s OUR EMPLOYEE and yet courts say we have no standing to ask for his identification. Consider all the ironies.

        • Miri, I think the point of the jurisdiction question, BESIDES the NYPD cop performing an alternate role as a security guard is, aren’t they in DC? When I first saw this I thought it was on the streets of NY but then I heard this morning (i think?) it was a mayor’s conference in Washington. Even more obnoxious.

    • “All of Obama’s inauguration rabbis were members of the same radical leftist groups opposed to Israel and funded by George Soros. This isn’t a wacky coincidence because the J Street Rabbinic cabinet isn’t that big. Instead Obama deliberately picked three extremist left-wing clergy, “Rabbi” Rick Jacobs, “Rabbi” Julie Schonfeld and “Rabbi” Sharon Brous.

      Jacobs and Brous are or were members of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet, an Anti-Israel organization funded by George Soros. The “Rabbinic” part is a name only as these people are not legitimate clergy, they are left-wing activists dedicated to the destruction of Israel and Judaism.

      Rick Jacobs was involved in the New Israel Fund, another extremist left-wing group which funds groups that boycott Israel. Julie Schonfeld was also involved with the NIF and was on the advisory committee for Jewish Funds for Justice. Rick Jacobs was on that same advisory committee.

      Jewish Funds for Justice is an extreme left-wing group very closely tied to the Soros family. Soros’ son sits on the board of the merged organization of JFJ and the Progressive Jewish Alliance. …”

      No surprise there. You’d think that the Jewish people would NOTICE. Diversity that’s not so diverse after all.

    • Shocking Papoose! 😦

    • Note that the article was published last September, before the election. This is good:

      “After the 9/11 terrorist attack new responsibilities were placed on Vital Statistics offices. In the 9/11 Commission Report issued by Congress, birth certificate integrity became an issue of national security and was subsequently included in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. It was recognized in the report that birth certificate issuance can create risks and that it is necessary to devise standards for when a birth certificate can be issued.

      PUBLIC LAW 108–458—DEC. 17, 2004

      (1) IN GENERAL.—Beginning 2 years after the promulgation
      of minimum standards under paragraph (3), no Federal agency
      may accept a birth certificate for any official purpose unless
      the certificate conforms to such standards.

      (A) at a minimum, shall require certification of the
      birth certificate
      by the State or local government custodian
      of record that issued the certificate, and shall require the
      use of safety paper
      or an alternative, equally secure
      medium, the seal of the issuing custodian of record, and
      other features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting,
      or otherwise duplicating the birth certificate for
      fraudulent purposes

      Therefore, Obama’s purported LFBC posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 does not meet the minimum requirements of this ACT because:

      1. being released with multiple layers it was not secure
      2. missing a seal in compliance with Hawaii statutes
      3. missing features to prevent tampering

      And according to the FBI if the seal is not in compliance…there’s a lab for that:

      U.S. Department of Justice
      Federal Bureau of Investigation
      Laboratory Division”

      NO FEDERAL AGENCY can accept his birth certificate, therefore.

    • Come 2014 and 2016, the Secretaries of State throughout the land ought to do this, substituting the word “Democrat” for “Communist”:

      Who can argue “at this point” that the DemoncRAT party does not exist to actively “bring about the overthrow of our constitutional form of government?”

      That paragraph above is from a 1940 election. Apparently the decision stood, as otherwise we’d have heard something about this in Barry’s defenses.

    • But you know what? Even if he’s not a natural born citizen, “so what?”

      That’s really a brilliant and comprehensive piece. Highly recommended! The author brings up this concept: Nolle prosequi, which means that prosecutors, etc., are able to be “unwilling to pursue.” We know all about that by now. The entire government, including our so-called representatives as well as the courts, are “unwilling to pursue” Barry’s ineligibility. Even worse, they allow him to use this same concept in running the executive branch. He and Holder simply ignore laws and the Constitution, despite their sworn oaths (which of course are meaningless under that other concept: taqiyya). This does not bode well for this upcoming “comprehensive immigration reform” because unless they put something in the bill that’s IRONCLAD to prevent nolle prosequi, it doesn’t matter WHAT laws they make. Barry will ignore them. He’s already legalized people via his executive orders. What’s to stop him from simply ignoring whatever constraints they put on him with this immigration reform?

  7. Let’s hear it for ORLY Taitz ….. Let her roll….


    • Another dog and pony show. She is allowed to modify her subpoenas (making us think that they will actually have to finally produce something) but at the same time, the state moves to dismiss the case because it’s “moot”. Haven’t we been through this before? You see, it’s a “political question” and the state “at this point” has no “subject matter jurisdiction.” Games. More games. The Game of Thrones?

      This part is interesting, however:

      When US Attorneys Olsen and Wagner opposed the TRO, they claimed that they represented US Congress and US Electoral college. Taitz provided Judge England with evidence showing that Presidential Electors, U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators were absolutely clueless about the fact that the U.S. attorneys office is representing them in this case, that the U.S. attorneys’ office filed such an opposition and they stated that the opposition to this TRO, presented by the Department of Justice was the opposite of what they, the defendants wanted to do. This development shows a pattern of Malfeasance and denial of honest service by the Department of Justice. It Shows that Holder Department of Justice is defrauding the US. Congress, U.S. Presidential Electors and the Presiding federal Judge and is complicit in cover up of Obama’s forged IDs.”

      One important point Orly makes in her evidence for the judge: The U.S. Attorneys have NO BUSINESS representing anyone in this case because Barry was sued as an individual and not a the president. It’s a misuse of our tax dollars and a possible violation of the law for our employees, who are supposed to represent us “collectively” 🙂 , to spend their time and money intervening in a case involving a private citizen.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      I am sorry, but as I’ve written several times before, while Orly’s actions and intent may have been admirable in the past she must step aside and allow someone better credentialed to take the reins. I don’t mince words and frankly, she has made a laughingstock of the entire affair!

  8. 2013 The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast
    Jonathan Cahn it’s 1/2 hour long

    • This looks good:

      Federal Judge Rules that ICE Agents have Standing in Lawsuit Against Federal Government

      Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Conner has ruled that 10 ICE agents and officers have standing to challenge in Federal court the so-called Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion and the DREAM directive on deferred action. The agents filed their complaint in October, charging that unconstitutional and illegal directives from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton order the agents to violate federal laws or face adverse employment actions. This is a major first step for the ICE agents in their case against the administration.

      In his 35-page decision, Judge O’Conner found that the ICE agents and officers have standing, but that the State of Mississippi does not. He has not yet ruled, however, on the agents’ motion for a preliminary injunction to halt implementation of the DHS directives.

      The primary impetus for the lawsuit came last June, when Secretary Napolitano issued a memo offering deferred action and employment authorization to illegal aliens under age 31 who meet certain criteria similar to those outlined in the DREAM Act, which has failed to pass Congress on three occasions.

      Even before that, though, ICE Director Morton essentially gutted immigration enforcement by issuing a memo on prosecutorial discretion that, in effect, prohibits ICE agents and officers from arresting or removing any but the most violent criminal aliens. Under Morton’s stated policy, most of the 12 million or so illegal aliens that the administration wants to legalize are currently safe from deportation.

      This is just one of the reasons that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council voted unanimously that they have no confidence in Morton’s ability to lead the agency.”

      But wait! “Comprehensive immigration reform” will solve all, before they manage to run the clock on this outrage against the law and the Constitution. Oh, nevermind.

      The rest, (sorry):
      “Aside from ordering ICE agents to not enforce federal immigration laws, Morton has also gutted worksite enforcement and the 287(g) program, which is a cooperative effort between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents.

      Read Judge O’Conner’s full decision here.

      ANNE MANETAS is the Deputy Director of NumbersUSA

      NumbersUSA’s blogs are copyrighted and may be republished or reposted only if they are copied in their entirety, including this paragraph, and provide proper credit to NumbersUSA. NumbersUSA bears no responsibility for where our blogs may be republished or reposted.”

    • He’s out there trying to sabotage the bipartisan plan. He doesn’t WANT immigration reform to happen. He’s deliberately poisoning the well so that Republicans back off. Rubio already said he won’t support ANY BILL that doesn’t include the “trigger”, meaning no permanent legal status, much less citizenship, for illegal aliens until the border is secured and attested to as FACT by LOCAL authorities along the border. But Barry wants to run against the Republican party. He can’t destroy it and ensure permanent DemoncRAT rule IF the (few) honest Dems left in Congress agree with Republicans and actually pass a bipartisan reform bill. He cannot allow their meme to fail and that is that the Republicans obstruct all and therefore must be pitched out of Congress in 2014. He did not get any reform done in 4 years and he didn’t want it done. He wanted the ISSUE to use to divide people and to keep everyone at each other’s throats. I read yesterday that Democrats BEGGED him NOT to get involved and screw up the bipartisanship. That’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Therefore, he’s flying around on our dime deliberately sabotaging whatever good will might have been happening in Congress, while at the same time taking CREDIT for their efforts. He’s a real piece of work.

  9. “Caller To Mark Levin: Obama Couldn’t Pass E-Verify; Levin Hangs Up; Obama Failed E-Verify”


    Published on Jan 28, 2013

  10. This one has Mooch beat:

    Woman (Mikel Ruffinelli) Boasts Largest Hips in the World

    Mikel Ruffinelli, 39, boasts 99-inch hips [That’s more than 8 feet.]

    *In my experience, a lot of black women have shared their happiness with their curves.

    These women have hips and butt reminiscent of The Commodores “Brick House.” But, some of them reap the curvaceous benefits from being overweight. …”

    Here she is:

  11. That creep Kerry got approved and could take office at any time.

    • they are smothering us, Miri

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Because they truly ARE all in it together.

        • That’s apparent from the all-out, leftist, statist lamestream media PUSH for Hillary in 2016. She’s lying, as usual, about having no “plans” to run for president. Oh, she’s just going to sleep and rest and be with her family. Right. That’s why the love fest with Barry and Steve Kroft. That’s why the love fest with Andrea Mitchell. That’s why Ed Rendell says Biden should step aside for the historic election of the first female president, which is “long overdue.” RIGHT. She’s not running, is she? The next annointed one. It’s her “turn”, after all. (Like it was Kerry’s and Romney’s turn. They simply CANNOT ALLOW We the PEOPLE to choose our own nominees.)

          How does this square with feminists? That Hillary should be “the one” simply because she’s female? She’s a thuggish, toadish communist/marxist. She’s another acolyte of Alinsky. She’s a disaster of a Secretary of State. Four dead on her watch and all she can do is spin, lie, and run out the clock.

          Here’s how it works in the Obamanation: For services rendered, Rendell’s name put forward for Transportation Secretary.

          • Oh, btw, they’re already laying odds and saying that Clinton will be president in 2016. It’s NOT a media meme, however. Oh, no. And pigs fly.

        • Coup
          1, take their guns
          2. bloat the Country with illegal invaders
          3.give fighter jets and hundreds of tanks to your enemy
          4, have the media lie about everything
          5. debilitate the standing Military
          6. ignore American killers globally
          7. pervert the children
          8, set up a non profit financial shadow operation from the Oval Office

          all in a day. any day.

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            “His eyes……. What have you done to him?” RW
            “He has his father’s eyes” -RC

            And this one’s eye are vacant; soul-less. His is indeed on a mission. A missionary, if you will. God once blessed America. If any of you are inclined, you need not even own a Bible. Use whicever searche engine you prefer and search for Revelations and Babylon the Great. Input not only welcome but appreciated.

            I referenced Orwell in an earlier reply. As soon as cameras went up nationwide at every intersection I knew it was time: game on.

    • That Communist creep Kerry got approved – there, fixed it!

      Miri, I’ve been holding this the last few day’s since coming across it and going through it. I had to go to the archives for the second link. Please when you have time will you give your opinion. How Kerry ever got approved especially after reading the evidence against him in the second link which is direct evidence from the FBI is insanity. Like RW say’s – there ALL in on it, gotta be. Is there any other explanation?

      Hanoi John: Kerry and the Antiwar Movement’s Communist Connections
      Original FReeper research | 10/11/2004 | Fedora


      FBI Documents indicate that while Kerry was with the VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) that leaders met with the KGB in the US.

      FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry


      • I’ll try to read it soon. TY. Hey, btw! Good to “see” you.

        • Lol, you too Miri. I’ve been busy trying too stay afloat in the takers economy. Doing lot’s of research still, too quote RW “again :-)” xoxox RW, just keeping my card’s close as to what I find until it all comes together.

          • Leza, good for you! Millions of people on welfare are depending on you. Just keep on giving and they’ll keep on taking.

          • Millions of people on welfare are depending on you…thanks for reminding me Miri, and the other few left supporting this nation that has become a nation of takers 😦

            Ask any Constitutional loving American, the taking won’t last much longer. Papoose was partly right as too why they want the guns. It’s coming too a head just as they planned. I’ll leave it at that…

            btw, have you gotten a new snail mail address?

          • Hi Papoose! I almost missed your comment. Miss you, miss everyone here for that matter! It’s so good too see you here more often…pulling the slack for me :-). I’m still here, just not commenting as much as too what I find. Like I said above, holding what I find so I can connect it before they disappear any connections too what is found.

            xoxox take care, hopefully will have things too post soon.

          • Leza, I have been sooooo busy too. xo

            yep, they’re here. jack boots and all.

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            You are missed, Leza. XoX back at you. I really am quite fond of all of you. As mentioned before, it would be great if someday- on this plane- we could meet, I’m sure you are staying afloat despite efforts to drive the nation into despair.

            Anyway, you are missed. 🙂

          • Will do Thank you much 🙂

          • Thank you Rosemary. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get together, I’d love too do that. Great idea, maybe we can plan on it someday!

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          And Miri, you are too funny!

  12. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/01/obama-almost-got-jury-duty-because-someone-tried-vote-him/61081/

    Obama Almost Got Jury Duty Because Someone Tried to Vote as Him

    If you want to know how someone registered to vote as Barack Obama without a birth certificate, well, don’t go there. But one key missing letter did let one prankster slip through the cracks as the president… until jury duty caught up with him.

    The thing is, no one is sure where this Barack H. Obama came from. Somehow, during the lead-up to the 2008 election, someone put the President’s name on a voter registration card in Pennsylvania as a prank, the Associated Press’ Joe Mandek reports. This prankster was able to avoid detection until now because the registration card was filed in the system as “Barack H. Oba-n-a,” a stealthy one-consonant difference. It wasn’t until last week, when a Pennsylvania judge was looking through voter registration forms for potential jury duty candidates, that the mix-up was discovered. …”


    ‘Obama’ voter registration card in Butler County leads to investigation

    Butler County discovered it issued a voter registration card in 2008 bearing a name just one letter different from Barack Obama‘s, even though a fact check showed the application contained bogus information, officials said.

    County detectives are trying to track down the applicant, who could be charged with a felony or misdemeanor, including perjury and making a false affidavit, which are punishable with jail time and fines, Butler County Detective Scott Roskovski said. …

    “It shows the bigger picture of how easy voter fraud can be,” Roskovski said.

    Elections Bureau Director Shari Brewer, who wasn‘t election director in 2008, said no one attempted to vote using the fake card.

    A state database lists the name on the voter registration card as Barack H. Obana, with a 1981 birthdate. A check determined the phone number and driver‘s license number on the application were fake, Brewer said.

    The election bureau issued the card anyway because state law requires cards to be issued even if information, such as birthdates or Social Security numbers, is found to be incorrect, Brewer said on Tuesday.

    The Department of State disputed that claim.

    “If due diligence leaves you dubious, you have the authority of the county to accept or reject that,” Pennsylvania Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman said.

    “When this was approved, it was right before the close of registration,” Brewer said. “It was a presidential election, and we would have been swamped with registrations.”

  13. There is just nothing to say to that 🙂 Or, too much to say..

    What I WAS going to mention, however, is that I can get onto Hillbuzz.org again, but I don’t see any new postings since about Jan 14.

    • Did anything strange happen with your computer when you accessed the site? I pulled it up a couple of days ago, but there may be a virus there. The site wouldn’t allow me to exit — just kept bringing up their home page over and over and over, no matter how many times I hit the red “X” in the upper right-hand corner. After a few seconds, I pushed the “On / Off” button to force an exit, and rebooted. No problems afterward — although I haven’t gone back to Hillbuzz since . . .

      • It acts differently, probably depending upon your browser and anti-virus software. For me, the site just wouldn’t come up. When you have that problem in the future, you could try opening the task manager and cancelling just that process, so you don’t lose anything else you were working on. Firefox is great about handling that situation, so you don’t have to shut down. I really can’t say whether it’s a virus or not. But Orly’s site also often has problems. People suspect it’s attacked by obots. I don’t know if that’s true, but seems she would be an obot target.

  14. So we now have 2 fake Barry’s 😆

  15. Fake photo ?….do tell.. I don’t believe it! (open) for Camp David’s
    120 acre compound.


  16. Well, why leave it at “assault weapons”? “Now is the time.” What a freaking coinkidink. I leave it to you to connect dots: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/29/15-year-old-girl-shot-and-killed-in-kenwood-neighborhood-park/

    15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park

    A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, [That’s CHICAGO.] just blocks from the high school she attended.

    CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the victim, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, was taking shelter from the rain with a group of 10 to 12 teenagers under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when someone jumped a fence, ran up to them, and opened fire. …

    “There has to be an end to it. It’s just too much. The children cannot go to school. They’re in fear,” Bonita O’Bannion said. … ”


    NYC’s Gun Problem: Handguns, Not Assault Weapons

    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly would like to remind New Yorkers that as nice as an assault-weapons ban would be for this country, it’s not likely to affect us directly:

    “Ninety percent, or 2,493, of the 2,779 illegal firearms seized from suspects in arrests in the city last year were handguns,” he writes in a New York Post column today. “By contrast, a total of 77 assault weapons were seized in arrests in the city, less than 3 percent of the total.”

    The handguns, meanwhile, almost all come illegally from other states. Get your act together, America.”


    Kelly supports assault-weapons ban but says handguns are the main problem in NYC

    New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says handguns are the main problem on New York City streets when it comes to gun violence.

    In an interview Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Kelly said he supported an assault weapon ban, but that in New York City, “the problem is the handgun.[Let’s guess that Kelly is one of the hand-picked law enforcement guys meeting personally with Barry. NOT that police chief who’s for armed guards in school.]

    Kelly was in support of universal background checks. He said about 6 million weapons were sold last year without one. …”


    Why new laws could miss bigger gun problem
    Handguns account for majority of gun deaths in America

    Trent Brewer drove to a parking lot, planning to sell some weed. The transaction never happened.

    Police in Springfield, Mo., found Brewer, 23, face-down in a pool of his own blood with no pulse on Dec. 12. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

    Police say Darian Earl Hall, 18, pulled out a chrome semi-automatic handgun before the sale could happen, and opened fire on Brewer as he began to run away.

    Hall has denied shooting Brewer, blaming another teen who was with him at the time. What exactly happened will eventually be settled in court.

    Brewer’s story follows a familiar pattern: drugs, an escalating confrontation and the presence of a gun leading to a death. [Note how it’s the gun that’s to blame for the death. Not the shooter. Just the “presence” of a gun.]

    [What follows is another story of a murder via handgun.]

    It wasn’t an AR-15, or an assault rifle — it was a Glock .45-caliber handgun. …

    Trent Brewer and Beatriz Cintora-Silva are among the more than 6,000 people killed each year by handguns.

    That’s like having a massacre on the scale of Newtown 239 times during one year.

    Yet, as the Obama administration moves forward with legislation to stem the toll of gun violence in America, the focus has been on curbing access to high-powered rifles and large-capacity magazines, not the common handguns that account for the majority of gun deaths in America. … [Now is the time! Let’s fix that, too.]

    Despite the National Rifle Association‘s assertion that Feinstein and other Democrats are taking steps toward outlawing all guns, no lawmaker is calling for a ban on the legal purchase of handguns. These common firearms, which account for the majority of gun-related violence in America but are also used for self-defense, are fully protected by the Second Amendment, according to a 2008 Supreme Court ruling. [And to leftists, there’s the problem. The SCOTUS ruled that these “common” guns are protected (for self defense, though. NOT for protecting against tyranny.) They hope to change that soon.]

    [Story then quotes OBAMA]

    “I welcome this opportunity to work with (law enforcement [hand picked]), to hear their views [but not if they’re different from mine] in terms of what will make the biggest difference to prevent something like Newtown or Oak Creek from happening again. … But many of them also recognize that it’s not only the high-profile mass shootings that are of concern here, it’s also what happens on a day-in-day-out basis in places like Chicago or Philadelphia, where young people are victims of gun violence every single day.” …”

    The story goes on to suggest that more research

    (reading between the lines: how to put blame on gun makers and gun owners whose guns were stolen (hopefully make them fear lawsuits); how to increase regulations to make owning a gun too onerous and increase insurance premiums to make owning a gun financially impossible for most; and how to impeded legal “commerce” in guns, ammo, etc. Added benefit: research uses taxpayer money to fund grants for leftist professors who otherwise would never be able to make a living)

    and better data on who has guns, where they are, where they came from, etc.

    Both, in their opinion, will help stem (meme alert!) “gun-related violence”. But we know their true goal.

    The NRA, of course, is against this universal registration, but what’s discouraging is that instead of pointing out WHY it’s akin to what Hitler did, they emphasize that it won’t work because criminals don’t obey the law.

    I’m sick and tired of these people dancing around the truth: WHY ARE DEMONCRATS DEAD SET ON GETTING ALL GUNS REGISTERED AND KNOWING WHERE THEY ARE? We know.

    The story ends with a quote by a guy who “works with fire arms dealers” to ensure they obey the current laws (after noting a need for GRADUALISM in getting to a solution, which I suspect is total confiscation):

    Our whole society controls how much you can drink, how many pills you can buy, we have controls we accept on everything else in this society — except guns,” Bouchard said. “Those things are all acceptable to us. But with guns most people will not even discuss restrictions.”

    There’s the real problem: that people accept that infringement on our other liberties is “acceptable”. It’s not.

    But there’s no specific amendment in the Constitution to protect our RIGHT to pills or booze, is there? There is a specific protection for our RIGHT to own guns and that’s to protect ourselves from being RULED by the likes of leftist, commie so-called “constitutional law professors” like L. Michael Seidman and Barack Hussein Obama II.

    I may as well add our next president, Hillary Clinton, to that list.

    • Speech written by Barry? Hit all the memes. Dog and pony. It’s disgusting, when you consider the possibilities …


      Giffords makes emotional plea as lawmakers confront gun violence

      Giffords appeared as the first person to testify before the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the December 14 incident in which a gunman shot dead 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

      Responding to outrage across the country following the Connecticut massacre, President Barack Obama and other Democrats are seeking the largest gun-control package in decades.

      “This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans,” Giffords, who survived a head wound in an assassination attempt [but of whom?] last year in Tucson, Arizona, told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Six people were killed and 13 wounded in the incident.

      “Speaking is difficult. But I need to say something important,” she told the senators. “Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying – too many children. We must do something. It will be hard. But the time is now.” [Now is the time! Barry says so.]

      Accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, she concluded: “You must act. Be bold, be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you.” She did not take questions from the committee.”

      And if you DON’T agree with Barry, then YOU’RE not an American. People across this country are NOT crying out for the DemoncRATS to implement gun control. A LIE. But TRUTH doesn’t matter. It’s astroturfed. What speaks more loudly? ACTIONS. People are buying guns and ammo. Olin (ammo maker) has record profits for the last quarter. Why is that, do you think? Because there’s a groundswell for gun control? Dog and pony. It’s a shame that she allows herself to be used. As with the rest of the victims.

      • I can’t help myself. I have to add this:

        “Kelly also testified. The couple recently founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group intended to combat gun violence.

        “Gabby and I are pro-gun ownership. We are also anti-gun violence. And we believe that in this debate, Congress should look not towards special interests and ideology – which push us apart – but towards compromise, which brings us together,” Kelly told the senators.”

        He decries “special interests” after setting up a “special interest” of his own! Consider the irony.

        Mr. Kelly: There is NO COMPROMISE on our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. The security and the future of our REPUBLIC depend upon our Constitution and especially the Second Amendment. See: History, HITLER.

        • “It is unclear whether there is sufficient support in the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican-led House of Representatives to pass any gun restrictions beyond improved background checks.”

          And there is the Holy Grail. They ask for the Moon, but will settle for the stars–meaning what they really wanted all along. A DATABASE that shows who has guns and where they are. Somewhere the lawyers can send the lawsuits to and where the thugs can show up to confiscate them.

      • I’d like to hear her give a speech on Judge Roll and why he was assassinated.

            • You can’t make this stuff up. What’s a total travesty of justice already is that the case wasn’t thrown out, thus costing the landowner even more money.

              An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

              Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

              His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as “the avenue of choice” for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

              Trial continues Monday in the federal lawsuit, which seeks $32 million in actual and punitive damages for civil rights violations, the infliction of emotional distress and other crimes. Also named are Mr. Barnett’s wife, Barbara, his brother, Donald, and Larry Dever, sheriff in Cochise County, Ariz., where the Barnetts live. The civil trial is expected to continue until Friday.

              The lawsuit is based on a March 7, 2004, incident in a dry wash on the 22,000-acre ranch, when he approached a group of illegal immigrants while carrying a gun and accompanied by a large dog.

              Attorneys for the immigrants – five women and 11 men who were trying to cross illegally into the United States – have accused Mr. Barnett of holding the group captive at gunpoint, threatening to turn his dog loose on them and saying he would shoot anyone who tried to escape. …”

              They were trespassing. They were illegally entering our country. What’s he supposed to do? Do they have no castle doctrine in AZ? This brings up a point about Rubio’s new proposal. Oh, they’re not going to give amnesty to illegals until the border is secured. Now, how are they going to do that? ALREADY Barry CLAIMS that the border is secure because he has hired more agents (put more people on the public payroll, he means). But he DOESN’T ALLOW THEM TO ENFORCE THE LAW. Of what use are more agents when they are ordered not to check ID, not to “profile”, not to DETAIN KNOWN illegals (executive-order Dream Act), etc.?

              Rubio can pass all the laws he wants, but unless he puts in a clause saying lack of enforcement means automatic impeachment OR lack of enforcement means automatically shutting off the spigot of taxpayer money for DHS, NOTHING’S GOING TO SECURE THE BORDER.

              What we get, instead, is the kabuki theater of ILLEGAL aliens accusing LEGAL LANDOWNERS of CRIMES for daring to violate their “civil rights” when the landowner objects to their trespassing on his property! If you ask me, they have NO civil rights here.

              They’re neither “civil” for breaking illegally into our country, nor do they have “rights” as citizens of this country. How can illegal aliens even sue anyone in our courts?

              The fact that they’re probably present at the trial but NOT ARRESTED AND DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY speaks volumes about how useful any law Rubio passes will be.

        • Yep. Me, too. I saw video of her and it was even more pitiful and cynical than I could have imagined. The DemoncRATS ought to be ashamed. Truly.

  17. Sure would like to know what all the helicopters are doing over my section of the city every day. Granted, I live about a mile from an Air Force Base, and training exercises are a part of life here, but it sure doesn’t seem like there was a copter in the air EVERY day in the past. Although we also have Fire Department, MediFlight, and Police Department copters going by from time to time, it’s impossible to determine precisely WHICH “birds” are in the air, since most of the fly-bys are about 7:30 p.m., and the ones when it’s light out go by too fast and are far away to really focus on with the naked eye.

    It’s just a little odd, that’s all. May try to call the base’s and/or police department’s Public Relations divisions and see what they have to say.

  18. Let us know what you find out Air Force Brat! 🙂

  19. BLACK Helicopters Army says…….. Don’t Worry… Be Happy !!!!


  20. Police said Hadiya had NO gang affiliation and likely wasn’t the intended target. Several of the teens with her at the time, however, were believed to BE gang members.
    Hadiya Pendleton 16 shot once in the back. The killer may have driven
    a white Nissan?? Wore Blue Jeans and a Blue Hoodie?? OH!

    • https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/a-dummys-guide-to-us-currency-open-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-103666 Talked about it up there, in one of my usual rants. The story I saw on TV said she simply was “taking shelter” from the rain with a mess of other kids. This SOMETIMES happens–that kids who hang with gang members end up dead when a rival gang perpetrates a drive-by shooting, which is what this sounds like to me. I always ask these questions when I hear of incidents like this: What time of day was it? A school night? Why are all these dead kids “honor students”? It’s so common that it’s become a joke in the area where I live. They’re all honor students because in the leftist-run public schools, every kid is an honor student. Then there’s the rest of the joke: “No, your honor. Yes, your honor.” Caveat: I’m speaking in general; not casting any aspersion on this particular child. I’m sure her family will be assured now that Rahmbo is on the case. They already have the most onerous “gun control” in the country and yet also one of the worst gun murder rates. I’m sure his solution won’t be to arm the victims.

  21. This is totally off-topic but since it reads “Open Thread” at the top of this blog post, here goes. This question is for Miri because I know that she, too, enjoys watching old movies and that she views them with a watchful eye for subversive political (read: Socialist and Communist) messages. However, I’m open to hear what anyone here who watches old movies and has an opinion about this has to say.

    Earlier this evening, I watched The Farmer’s Daughter on TMC. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039370/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 This movie was released in 1947 and starred Loretta Young. January has been Loretta Young month on TMC and, because TMC’s many times aired bio of Ms Young was narrated by Marlo Thomas, who proudly informs viewers that Young was a friend of the Thomas family, attended the same Catholic church, and was also Marlo’s godmother, it’s not hard for me to deduce that the lovely Ms Young was a lefturd. And we all know that Ted Turner, like his ex-wife, Hanoi Jane, is a f*****g Commie. My question, however, is about the political messages of the movie.

    Because I want to enjoy old movies without developing any great dislikes of old movie stars, most of whom are dead and buried now, anyway, I try not to pick up on the underlying Commie messages. The Farmer’s Daughter, however, was about a first generation Swedish woman who runs for congress. (The original title of the film was Katie For Congress. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039370/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1617317 ) So, it was impossible to ignore the political messages contained in the dialogue. After all, Katie’s political views were what catapulted her from maid and love interest of a politician, also the son of a politician, and his political activist mother, to congresscritter.

    I found Katie’s political views and her proposed policies to be a mix of mostly leftist views with some conservative policies, too. Was this a reflection of old school Democratic policies, which, left-leaning that they were in 1947, they weren’t yet full-on subversive as the party hadn’t yet been hijacked by Commies? Or was this an attempt of the film’s writer(s) not to alienate any audience members? Or could it have been attempt to lure or draw some conservative-minded movie viewers toward leftist politics? Any ideas or opinions, anyone, about the mixed political messages presented in this movie, and highlighted by Katie’s run for congress?

    • “Loretta Young”

      “Young was a lifelong Republican. In 1952 she appeared in radio, print, and magazine ads in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower and was in attendance at his inauguration along with Anita Louise, Louella Parsons, Jane Russell, Dick Powell, June Allyson, and Lou Costello, among others. In both 1968 and 1980 she was a vocal supporter of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. She was also an active member of the Hollywood Republican Committee with close friend Irene Dunne as well as Ginger Rogers, William Holden, George Murphy, Fred Astaire, and John Wayne.”


      • Ouch. My bad. My assuming made and ass of me and me. You gotta’ admit, though, that it’s an easy assumption to make: an idolized friend of Marlo Thomas, church-attending Catholic, lefturd.

        Moving on, Gordo, do you have any opinions or ideas about the mixed political messages presented in the movie? Do you think Young might have something to do with Katie’s policies not being full-on leftist or even straight up Commie? (If the answer is in one of the clips, sorry, I haven’t watched them yet, assuming [there I go again] that you’ve provided them to stress your point about Young not being leftarded.)

        • A person can be in a movie without agreeing to its “tone” and they also might totally miss the “tone”, especially if it was propaganda which is designed to be sneaky and subversive. auntie: I don’t know what being a “church-attending Catholic” has to do with possibly being a leftist. Catholics are some of the most conservative people around.

    • Whoa! I saw that on the schedule but didn’t watch it. I wish now that I had. I’ve never seen that movie. Next time it’s on, I’ll watch and then get back to you. My guess is that perhaps this would fall out the way you suggest–“progressive” writers, maybe even commie ones, but the producer or studio would be sensitive to turning off too many folks, so they toned it down and made it a “kinder, gentler” communism. DemoncRATS were once rather conservative on many fronts. JFK would not recognize the party of today.

  22. No on drugs ??? or ?

    • So, let me understand……School. ..Adult gang member allowed to roam the halls and approach student…..kids dead in the halls from gangs……Gun-free school in a gun-free city? Stupid commercial.

      • That is a stupid commercial. Imagine sending home the permission slip to the mother (I deliberately left out Dad): We’d like permission to let your child lie down on the stairs or in the hallway, pretending to have been shot dead in gang violence.

    • That’s really sad. “From being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

    • Jesus, God.

      Help us.

  23. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Amen, Pap.

  24. Double Amen.

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