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The G8 is No More - Russia is OUT

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In The Hague, Netherlands, leaders of industrialized nations, including the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Italy, have voted on March 24, 2014 to vote Russia out of the the global forum for the governments. The forum was originated in a 1975 summit as the G6, Canada was added in 1976. This comprised the seven wealthiest developed countried on Earth. Russia was added in 1998. Sixteen years later, Russia has been kicked out. Why, because Russia annexed Crimea, as they have outrightly taken a sovereign country and made it Russia. They have effectively expanded their borders to include the banks of the Black Sea. Seaports along the coast of southern Crimea, are very strategic to Russia, and is one of the reasons why President Vladimir Putin of Russia decided to take the land. The next G8 summit was to take place in Sochi Russia, but due to the isolation of Russia from the conference and the radical actions of Vladimir Putin, the next meeting of the leading industrialized nations will not be in Russia, but instead in Brussels in June 2014. The main business of the G7 is the focus on non-economic issues, such as those relating to security.
The G7 became part of what is now known as the G20 in 1999. They are a newly formed Group of Twenty (G20), with the G8 nations plus Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey participating. With the expulsion of Russia, The G20 is now G19. The G19 main purpose is a forum for global economic policy.
Continued sanctions are in place for Russia, as the goal now is to  impact the  Russian economy in hope to make Putin change his position on territorial issues.


ObamaCare Enrollment Ends on March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The enrollment plan ends on March 31st for those interested in signing up for 'Obamacare'. To date, 4.2 million people have signed up. The administration predicted that approximately 7 million people would sign up. Some believe that the President has procrastinated in putting out the word that the deadline is just around the corner.
  One of the groups not engaged as they should are the Mellineals (people born between 1980 to 2000) and the Latino population. President Obama will be out in a campaign like run in order to bring up attention of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), whose sign up period has just two weeks to go. What is being seen the the Obamacare website ( is that there has been increased activity that is expected as the deadline approaches. What is noticed is that the site does seem to be handling the increased traffic. But the issue is that there may not be enough of young people to sign up to help afford the plan to protect older people who most likely will be using coverage on a more regular basis.
  Still, it is not to late to sign up, and there may be another deadline delay, if President Obama believes that it is necessary to extend the deadline to help avoid penalties for not signing up if you do not have insurance.


The Saga of Chris Christie

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I have been very patient with the issue surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I have not reported on the New Jersey Governor before now in an attempt to focus on reporting about our Democratic President. But the ridiculousness of what Christie just said cannot go unreported.

Unfortunately for the Republican governor, he continues to make mistakes, and just recently he made a the following comment to town hall audience in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, as he calls himself "a trained lawyer.

Here is what he says, and you judge this for what you think it's worth....

"The fact is that I have 3 1/2 years as governor. I can't run again. And we can get through, muddle through the next 3 1/2 years without this crisis hitting us between the eyes. So this isn't me trying to save myself, as governor. When it really hits the fan here, I'll be doing something else. It will be someone else's job to stand here, and try to explain to you, why nothing was done, when we saw the problem coming... And the easiest thing for me in the world to do is to whistle a happy tune, go along with the characters who are saying, this isn't a problem, don't worry about it. And listen, I'm a trained lawyer. Do you know what that means? I can make up an answer at any time that sounds convincing." The crowd just laughed. Apparently the crowd he was speaking to may have been a majority Republican group... They clapped.. And then he said  "and you know, I can do that for three more years". 

Talk about arrogance..    He claims that he can continue to make up answers at any time that sounds convincing for the next three years. That's what I just calculated him to say. How about you?!?!?!!!!

As ridicules as it sounded, especially since he has incriminated himself on his own words, regarding his reputation to always tell the truth. He said it and nobody else did... In his words.. "I can make up an answer at any time that sounds convincing." He now has totally lost his reputation of telling the truth, and seriously is not eligible to even run for President of the United States if he wanted too. He outwardly admitted that he can and will convince anyone of anything at any time because he calls himself a trained lawyer.

Now let's get the the trained lawyer lie...

He said "Listen, I'm a trained lawyer. Do you know what that means? I can make up an answer at any time that sounds convincing." First is that what trained lawyers do, and that is to make up answers at any time that sounds convincing. Do you think he is also saying that he would also purposely not tell the truth if he was an acting lawer in a courtroom because he could convince anyone of the facts as he wants them to see?

First, if he truly was a trained lawyer, he would have never made that comment in public, especially allow the media to get wind of it, because now it will be all over the news especially if he makes a mistake to run for President if he is not convicted for lying about his knowledge of the George Washington bridge scandal.

The fact is, he is not a trained lawyer, but he is willfully telling his audience of this outright lie. If he was a trained lawyer, he would have real courtroom or trial experience. HE HAS NONE. A trained lawyer maybe would have a dozen or more years at it.

So now you know the truth. Chris Christie only says what he wants people to hear, and if they are listening, he will try and convince them that he is telling the truth. It is amazing to me to see such a man, that is now under so much scrutiny say the things he said, after people are just itching to hear this kind of thing to bury him.

Like I said, he just destroyed his last chances to run for President.


President Obama - Between Two Ferns

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Obama Interview with Galifianakis The attached video is something that you must view. It seems that on a daily basis, the news seems to be about the issues surrounding politics. It may be news about the President or Congress, or about Chris Christie and 'Bridgegate', or about minimum wage, or unemployment insurance. But in this video, you will see some very dry humor, as Zach Galifianaks interviews President Barack Obama on the 'Funny or Die' website in a show called "Between two ferns". In the video, you will witness President Obama's improv skills. In just one day, the video racked up over 6 million views. Here is the video....


U.S. Totally Dependent On Russia to Travel to the International Space Station

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The information below is supplied from an article written by Ken Kremer of
The International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit.  The sole way for every  American and station partner astronaut to fly to space and the ISS is aboard the Russian Soyuz manned capsule since the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttles in 2011.  There are currently NO alternatives.  Credit: NASA

With the flareup in Ukraine in the autonomous Republic of Crimea, did you know that the U.S. Nasa Space Program is dependent on Russian and Ukrainian Rocketry? Since the forced retirement of Nasa's space shuttle program in 2011, The United States completely lost its own human spaceflight capability. So now the only ticket for astronauts to space and back is by way of the Russian Soyuz capsule. American and station partner astronauts are 100% dependent on Russia’s three seat Soyuz capsule and rocket for rides to the ISS.
Russia has a monopoly on reaching the station because the shuttle was shut down by political ‘leaders’ in Washington, DC before a new U.S. manned space system was brought online. And congressional budget cutters have repeatedly slashed NASA’s budget, thereby increasing the gap in US manned spaceflight launches from American soil by several years already. Congress was repeatedly warned of the consequences by NASA and responded with further reductions to NASA’s budget.
In a continuation of the normal crew rotation routines, three current crew members are set to depart the ISS in a Soyuz and descend to Earth on Monday, March 10. Coincidentally, one of those Russian crew members, Oleg Kotov, was actually born in Crimea when it was part of the former Soviet Union.
A new three man crew of two Russians and one American is set to blast off in their Soyuz capsule from Russia’s launch pad in Kazakhstan on March 25.
The U.S. pays Russia $70 million per Soyuz seat under the most recent contact, while American aerospace workers are unemployed. The fastest and most cost effective path to restore America’s human spaceflight capability to low Earth orbit and the ISS is through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) seeking to develop private ‘space taxis’ with Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada.
Alas, Congress has sliced NASA’s CCP funding request by about 50% each year and the 1st commercial crew flight to orbit has consequently been postponed by more than three years. So it won’t be until 2017 at the earliest that NASA can end its total dependence on Russia’s Soyuz.
A sensible policy to eliminate US dependence on Russia would be to accelerate CCP, not cut it to the bone, especially in view of the Crimean crisis which remains unresolved as of this writing. If U.S. access to Soyuz seats were to be cut off, the implications would be dire and it could mean the end of the ISS.
When NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was asked about contingencies at a briefing yesterday, March 4, he responded that everything is OK for now. “Right now, everything is normal in our relationship with the Russians,” said Bolden.
“Missions up and down are on target.” “People lose track of the fact that we have occupied the International Space Station now for 13 consecutive years uninterrupted, and that has been through multiple international crises.”
“I don’t think it’s an insignificant fact that we are starting to see a number of people with the idea that the International Space Station be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.”
But he urged Congress to fully fund CCP and avoid still more delays.

You don't hear much about these facts regarding the U.S. Space Station. And just to think the the U.S. pays Russia $70 million per seat to travel to the space station is almost unbelievable. Periodically, Russian and American Astronauts travel too and from the space station. Who is to say that someday soon that the Russians take-over the station, as they will prohibit the U.S. from space travel to the station. These sanctions may be posed against the U.S. for posing sanctions recently on Russia from the United States. It seems to be a cat and mouse game, but it is one of the most serious games being played in modern times, and is the biggest challenge of President Obama's tenure in office since becoming President.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

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The REAL Reasons Why U.S. Invaded Iraq

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Rachel Maddow released details never previously released on the real reasons why the United States invaded Iraq and started one of the longest wars in U.S. history. A full report of this documentary can be found on one of my other blogs located at If you are interested in reading about "Why We Did It", then go the the link


The New 2015 Fiscal Year Obama Budget

What do Democrats plan to run on in 2014? In this off election year, Democrats are worried that there is a real good chance that they can loose the Senate this year. Republicans everywhere tend to believe that this is what will happen in 2014.
But on Tuesday March 4, 2014, the President sent Congress his 6th new budget request. It amounts to $3.9 trillion and is the platform that Democrats will run on in 2014. His 2015 fiscal year budget is full of policies that contrast the Republican ideas which begins on Oct. 1, 2014, which is the opposite of the 2013 budget, where he tried to compromise with Republicans without success.
The budget entails generous tax credits for the working poor, which will be paid for by taxing the rich.
The President claims that the U.S. must spend more because of the calls for spending, and tied to tax cut policies to help reduce declining deficits. The President is paying particular attention to investment to address economic inequality along with spurring technological innovation.
Reprized spending cut initiatives for education are now on the table, to include items from pre-school to college, "for roads and other public works, and for research and manufacturing centers, with many of the ideas popular among Republicans. But he has proposed to offset the initiatives' cost by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and some corporations, which sets up a trade-off intended to put anti-tax Republicans in a political vise," as states in an article by Jackie Calmes on March 4, 2014 printed in 'The New York Times'.
His budget would advance revenues to over $1 trillion by 2025. This would be directly attributed in reducing the fiscal deficit.
As expected, the Republican base have condemned the budget, mainly because of its proposed spending and tax increases. An appropriations process by U.S. Congress most likely will take place to pick apart the President's budget, as the President is well aware of by now. President Obama expects that the Congress will salvage some of his ideas and put them through.
What the submitted budget will do, even though most of it most likely will be blocked yet again by Republicans who hate spending, will initiate conversation that is important in the 2014 debates prior to the elections.
The Republicans claim that all President Obama wants to do is spend. What the Democrats plan to do is show the American people that the Republican led Congress wants to do everything in their power to isolate the poor, women not allowed to vote freely because of voter registration laws, abortion issues,  and unemployed workers without benefits, just for starters.
Unfortunately for the Republicans, they do not have a clear road to take the Senate this year in the mid term elections, but because of their beloved tea party and their disorganized political process, a Democat will be elected President in 2016, regardless of who runs either party in Congress.


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