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Unintended Consequences–The Commercial

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 19, 2007

Origins: Doug Ross @ Journal

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EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS GATHER IN BRUSSELS TO ORGANIZE RESISTANCE TO ISLAMIZATION AND SHARIAH

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 19, 2007

by Dymphna

The following is the press release from The Center for Vigilant Freedom.

Vigilant Freedom Europa
PO Box 580
Wakefield WF1 9FR
United Kingdom
http://www.vigilantfreedom.org/910blog
http://www.vigilantfreedom.org/910forum

October 19, 2007

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

gaia2600@hotmail.com

On October 18 and 19, over 70 organizations and individuals joined together in the European and Flemish Parliaments to create a European network of activists from 14 nations to resist the increasing Islamisation of their countries. Keynote speakers included Bat Ye’or, author of Eurabia and Dhimmitude and Robert Spencer, author of Religion of Peace, Why Christianity is and Islam Isn’t. Additional speakers included David Littman, Dr. Arieh Eldad, member of the Israeli Knesset, Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, Sam Solomon, Director of Fellowship of Faith for Muslims and author of the Charter of Muslim Understanding, Dr. Marc Cogen, Ghent University, Dr. Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, and Laurent Artur du Plessis, author of a forthcoming book on shariah finance. Many participants worldwide also attended the first day of presentations online through webex conferencing.

Read the Rest: Gates of Vienna

Previously: 2007 Counterjihad Brussels

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Senate Letter Lambasting Limbaugh Raises $4 Million For Charity Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation Benefits

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 19, 2007


The #1 Supporter of the US Military, Rush Limbaugh has used a disgraceful act of 41 US Senators to raise over $4 Million for the children of US Marines and Federal Law Enforcement killed on duty to attend college.

Take that, Butt-Wipes!!!

Thank You Betty Casey!

Thank You Rush for matching the bid!

Update: To memorialize the event…I swiped this photo from a FReeper thread:

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Poverty Stricken Chinese Immigrants Donate Hundreds to Hillary Clinton

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 19, 2007

By Peter Nicholas and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers

October 19, 2007

NEW YORK — Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted apartment building with trash bins clustered by the front door.

And again not too far away, at 88 E. Broadway beneath the Manhattan bridge, where vendors chatter in Mandarin and Fujianese as they hawk rubber sandals and bargain-basement clothes.

All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate — Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton’s campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000. When Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) ran for president in 2004, he received $24,000 from Chinatown.

–SNIP–
I am sure that kind of pattern can be found in a lot more places where money is laundered on a regular basis. Back to our story:

Many of Clinton’s Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to give. [Hmmm…wonder what would happen if this were a Republican Candidate? If you said wall-to-wall coverage, move to the front of the class!]

Here are just two of the people listed as donors:

In the busy heart of East Broadway, beneath the Manhattan Bridge, is a building that is listed as the home of Sang Cheung Lee, also reported to have given $1,000. Trash was piled in the dimly lighted entrance hall. Neighbors said they knew of no one with Lee’s name there; they knocked on one another’s doors in a futile effort to find him.

Salespeople at a store on Canal Street were similarly baffled when asked about Shih Kan Chang, listed as working there and having given $1,000. The store sells purses, jewelry and novelty Buddha statues. Employees said they had not heard of Chang.

Another listed donor, Yi Min Liu, said he did not make the $1,000 contribution in April that was reported in his name. He said he attended a banquet for Clinton but did not give her money.

Source Article: Los Angeles Times

Hat Tip: Drudge Report

Commentary

Kinda reminds me of the China-Gate Scandal where hundreds of thousands of money were funneled from the Chinese Army into Bill Clinton’s re-election Campaign. Come to think of it, the Hsu Scandal hardly made a ripple. I’ll bet this story won’t make a ripple, either because little Johnny Edwards and Barack Obama are scared spitless at the thought of really challenging the HildaBeast. They are just marking time until either 2012 or 2016.

I think the best policy for the GOP to take is to lay low on stuff like this, and wait to spring it on her in the General Election…and since the Media is in her corner, we don’t have to worry about them.

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Video: The Conservative Approach to Helping Uninsured Children

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 19, 2007

Video Obtained From Heritage Foundation


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A Balanced Approach to Covering Kids

The current debate has focused almost exclusively on SCHIP–as though expanding SCHIP is the only way to expand health coverage for children. However, there are drawbacks to expanding SCHIP eligibility above the original income ceiling of 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). For certain family income levels, as many as 60 percent of new SCHIP enrollees would be children who already have private coverage.[1] Also, expanding SCHIP does nothing to help modest-income families who currently have private insurance for their children (typically through their place of work) but who are likely to need assistance if they are to be unable to afford their children’s coverage in the future.

Members of Congress should widen the discussion to include other policy ideas that could easily bridge the divide. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) and other lawmakers recently started to design a balanced alternative.

Specifically, a reasonable compromise could be formed around three simple concepts:

  • Reauthorize SCHIP for eligible children. Congress should approve a straight reauthorization of the SCHIP program for uninsured children in families with incomes at or below 200 percent of the FPL. The legislation should include provisions to increase outreach to enroll eligible children who do not have private health insurance coverage. Congress should allow for reasonable accommodation for those states that have previously obtained waivers from the Administration to increase the income eligibility.

  • Enact a child health care tax credit. For families with incomes between 200 percent and 300 percent of the FPL (the core population targeted by supporters of the SCHIP expansion), Congress should provide assistance to help them purchase private health insurance or retain the private coverage they currently have. Congress should permit these families to claim a $1,200 tax credit that could be used to enroll their children in dependent coverage through an employer or the individual market. This credit would take two forms: a non-refundable tax credit for taxpaying families, and a refundable tax credit (in effect, a voucher) for families that do not pay enough in taxes to secure a credit. The credits would be paid for in two budget-neutral ways.

    The non-refundable tax credit could be paid for by capping the current tax exclusion for employer-provided insurance (a change long supported by economists, both liberal and conservative) for upper income families. This could take the form of limiting the tax-free amount to the cost of an average plan (just over $12,000 for family coverage) for those earning above, say, $150,000. All revenue generated by this reform of the tax exclusion would be used for tax relief for taxpaying families in the 200-300 percent of FPL range.

    Under the federal budget process, the refundable part of the credit is considered a federal expenditure and should be fully offset by cutting wasteful or unnecessary spending such as corporate welfare.

  • Adopt a “federalism” health care initiative. Legislation introduced by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and George Voinovich (R-OH) in the Senate and by Representatives Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tom Price (R-GA) in the House would encourage greater experimentation at the state level to expand coverage, which complements both the reauthorization of SCHIP and the tax relief for working families.[2] Already enjoying broad support in both parties, this element would provide states with even stronger incentives and flexibility to find more efficient ways of using existing federal and state funds to increase insurance coverage.

Source Article: The Heritage Foundation

Commentary

Another thing to consider is the progressive goal of Universal Health Care…and they know that it will not be swallowed whole by the American people, so the route chosen is incrementalism.

The SCHIP bill that the President vetoed covered children up to 25 Years of Age. If that is so…why not change the voting laws to reflect that? Why not change the Drinking Laws to reflect that? Why not keep our brave men and women from joining the military until they are over 25?

That is just one of the many ridiculous things involved in this bill that would have us march ever so closer to Universal Slavery Health Care. The government already has too much power over our lives and our decisions.

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