Wisconsin Racket’s Bluff Called – Teacher’s Unions

Remember the violent and disgusting demonstrations over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doing away with the collective bargaining for teacher’s unions? The results are in. Some school districts went from a $400,000 deficit to a $1,500,000 surplus as a result. Why? It seems that the insurance company that provided all the “so called” benefits to the teachers, was an insurance company owned and operated by the teacher’s union. Since they were guaranteed to get the insurance business from the teachers and the State had to pay for it, and not the teachers, they were increasing the annual costs every single year to become the most expensive insurance company in the state. Then the insurance company was donating millions and millions of dollars to their favorite democrat politicians, who when they got elected, guaranteed to keep funding the unions outrageous costs. In other words, the insurance company was a “pass through” for Wisconsin taxpayer money directly to the democrat politicians.

Nice racket, and this is the racket that is going on in every single State that allows collective bargaining. No wonder the States are taking it away. Now that the State of Wisconsin is free to put the insurance contract out for bid, and lo and behold, they have saved so much money it has turned deficits into surplus amounts. As a result, none of the teachers had to be laid off, everyone got a raise, etc., etc., and the taxpayers of Wisconsin don’t have to pay more taxes to fund the union’s political ambitions.

If you weren’t aware of the reasons why Gov. Walker was fighting to take away collective bargaining, it gives you an idea of the problem the Republican Party has. Outside of one or two, none of them know how to speak up and explain properly what the problem was. We could sure use a Ronald Reagan now, someone who could explain things for people to understand, since we know that people don’t like to read anymore.

Who Would Have Thought?

By Lou Pritchett, Procter & Gamble

A LETTER FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT

THE LAST SENTENCE IS THE MOST CHILLING!

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America’s true living legends – an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world’s highest rated speakers. successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou hanged the way America does business by creting an audacious concept that coame to be known as “partnering” Pritchett rose from soap salesman to vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years made corporate history.

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

Dear President obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike
Any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive
Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no
Visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth
Growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus
Don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned
Yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to
Publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America ‘
Crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style

Country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system
With a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly
Capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose
That lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of
Living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics
Against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from
Challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider
Opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both
Omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything
You do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the
Limbaugh’s, Hannitys, O’Reillys and Becks who offer opposing,
Conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will
Probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.
Big surprise. Since it hit the Internet, however, it has had over
500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed
Is that good men do nothing.. It’s happening right now.*

tp://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/youscareme.asp

Why is the Jewish World Concerned about the Murdoch Fallout?

By Gil Ronan (Arutz Sheva News)

Media giant Murdoch is not Jewish but is pro-Israel. What will happen to his media empire and how will Israel be affected?

There is growing concern in the Jewish world from the possible effect that the scandal surrounding press mogul Rupert Murdoch’s employees will have on Israel. The reason for this is that Murdoch is very pro-Israel in his views, and his press empire has generally treated Israel fairly, unlike other press groups.

“My own perspective is simple: We live in a world where there is an ongoing way against the Jews,” Murdoch at an Anti-Defamation League dinner held in his honor in 2010. “When Americans think of anti-Semitism, we tend to think of the vulgar caricatures and attacks of the first part of the 20th century. Now it seems that the most virulent strains come from the left. Often this new anti-Semitism dresses itself up as legitimate disagreement with Israel.”

A phone hacking scandal in Britain has resulted in high-level resignations in Murdoch’s News Corp and ten arrests so far. The future of Murdoch’ empire is now uncertain. There is also concern that Fox News will fall into the hands of a Saudi prince.

JTA quoted Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, as saying of Murdoch: “His publications and media have proven to be fairer on the issue of Israel than the rest of the media. I hope that won’t be impacted.”

Murdoch’s News Corp owns, among other news outlets, The Wall Street Journal, the Times of London and the Australian, as well as the Sun in Britain and the New York Post, Fox News Channel and a 39 percent stake in British Sky Broadcasting.

“Consider for a moment what would remain of media objectivity regarding Israel related matters with News Corporation’s assets weakened or sold off,” wrote David Efune of the Algemeiner. “Likely it will be reduced to incessant clubbing from such enlightened Middle East ‘experts’ as Thomas Friedman, Karl Vick, Peter Beinart and others.”

Efune’s views the current troubles as a challenge to Jewish creativity.

“The Jewish people have rebuilt their homeland, they have drafted a defense force, they have contributed significantly to technology, medicine (see article below), science and spirituality, but in the arena of public opinion, in the battleground of ideas, they have yet to make their mark.” He called out to “fair-minded entrepreneurs” to “explore this market gap in Jewish communication gilded by the legacy of an industry giant.”

Medical Care for Muslims

A short time ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khomeini urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.

In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:

  • Any Muslim who has syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew.
  • If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.
  • A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.
  • Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocain, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.
  • If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.
  • Muslims with convulsions must put up with them, because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.
  • Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments, because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.
  • Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick” reaction, which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.
  • Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram.
  • They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis, because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.
  • Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis, because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.
  • Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
  • In short, good and loyal Muslims properly an fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions, and Tuberculosis … and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott.

But let’s not get picky.

Meanwhile, I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made?”

Some of Us Still Remember

When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why Eisenhower was so popular. Maybe this will explain why.

General Eisenhower warned us.

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:
“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”

This week, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population that claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

More than 65 years have passed since World War II ended. This note and others like it are sent as a memorial, in memory of the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated while many in the world looked the other way!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This post is intended to read 400 million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

The majority in the world is able to remember the devastating day when America was hit and the World Trade Center and nearly 3000 were lost. How soon will we hear “it never happened.”?

Even now there are fools embracing a politically correct agenda, in order not to offend some Muslim.

After reading this will you be a patriot and share it with your friends?

FREEDOM ISN’T FREE … SOMEONE HAD TO PAY FOR IT!

Presidential Quote of the Week

Warren G. Harding (1865-1923), 29th President of the United States

“Ours has been a favored nation in the bounty which God has bestowed upon it. The great trial of humanity, though indeed we bore our part as well as we were able, left us comparatively little scarred. It is for us to recognize that we have been thus favored, and when we gather at our altars to offer up thanks, we do well to pledge, in humility and all sincerity, our purpose to prove deserving.”From his Thanksgiving Proclamation 1921  More

Did You Know Congress Printed the First U.S. Bible?

I am a regular supporter of Advocates for Faith & Freedom. AFF&F is a legal firm that argues for the sancity of marriage, first ammendment rights, and for the intended constitutional rights of every citizen. In their cases they seek to set the historical record straight concerning our founding fathers, our Constitution, and Bill of Rights. When you follow the cases of this exceptional group of attorneys, you will never confuse them with the ACLU.

On October 1, they will gather for their annual Justice gala. Their theme is “Defending Our Christian Heritage.”

Their speaker of the evening will be David Barton, president of WallBuilders – an organization dedicated to preserving America’s forgotten history and heroes. Barton’s knowledge of America’s Christian foundation shines a bright light on our history, such as the fact that the first Bible printed in English in the U.S. was printed by our government.

There is so much religious history to our nation’s founding that has been lost or revised along the way.  Other amazing facts that David Barton shares…

  • That first U.S. Bible printed by Congress was for use in…our public schools
  • The 4 paintings lining the walls of the Capitol show two prayer meetings, a Bible study, and a baptism
  • The U.S. Capitol was America’s first megachurch, housing church services every Sunday

You will not want to miss this year’s Justice dinner and auction on October 1, with David Barton as the guest speaker.  This video gives just a sneak peek of what he will be sharing that evening about the importance of “Defending Our Christian Heritage”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E)

Find out more about Justice 2011 at http://www.faith-freedom.com/justice-2011.

Winner of ‘Tell It Your Way ” Film Competition – A Keeper

A Keeper is a very short film worth the watch.

This one will grab your attention. Excellent production, no wonder it is the top awrd-winner.

Once in a while you get an e-mail or piece you want to share with everyone. This is one of them.

This summer, the renowned director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaker competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted; still there were two strict rules. There had to be the exact six-line dialogue as it was in the Parallel Lines films, plus the entries could last no longer than three minutes.

Here’s the prize-winning entry in the “Tell It Your Way” competition.

Lebanon Warns Israel About “Playing With Fire”

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu  (IsraelNationalNews)

Lebanon has warned Israel it is “playing with fire” by staking out energy claims in the Mediterranean Sea, where Beirut says Israel’s discoveries are in its territory.

The Israeli Cabinet, heading off another dispute similar to the Sheba Farms land dispute at the northern border, approved a “marine economic zone proposal” Sunday after Lebanon presented maps to the United Nations, marking maritime borders that would include part of the giant Leviathan and Tamar fields. The United Nations previously has refused to take responsibility for marking the maritime borders.

The Lebanese daily As-Safir, in an article under the headline “War of Oil: Another Phase of Israeli Offense,” reported that Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Joubran Bassil said Israel “is playing with fire “by violating Lebanon’s maritime border and oil rights.”

He added, “Obviously we will prevent any violation.   However, in case of violation, Israel will not be the only damaged part, but also large companies that cooperate with it.   We, in Lebanon, respect the rights of others, and we don’t want to violate the rights of others, but at the same time, we do not want someone to attack us.   Lebanon will not give up its rights or its borders”

Israeli firms discovered the gas fields, which also are believed to hold large commercially viable oil deposits, two years ago.   Afterwards, Lebanon said the discoveries are in its territory, and it recently has announced that a Norwegian company will start a seismic research offshore.

Hizbullah, with its eyes on the rich reserves, previously has threatened that Israel is risking war by planning to “steal” its offshore energy reserves.

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon Sunday morning denied a report in the Haaretz newspaper that the United States already has backed the Lebanese position.

“The dispute over the border with Lebanon was created by the Lebanese,” he said on Army Radio.  “It is incorrect that the Americans sided with Lebanon in this dispute.   There are very objective and organized rules, and I think that Israel will have no problem proving its ownership of the maritime areas that are ostensibly in dispute.”

He also said that Israel has unsuccessfully tried to talk with Lebanese officials about maritime borders, despite the countries’ officially being enemy states.  “We’ve been in contact with Lebanon for a very long time,” he explained.  “We have an interest in demarcating and setting all the borders, but they refuse.”

“Even the current land border, which is recognized by the United Nations, was demarcated without Lebanese involvement or recognition,” Ayalon said.   “After the huge gas reserves were discovered, they suddenly woke up. Now that they’ve suddenly sent maps, we have no choice but to set the borders ourselves.”

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman charged that Lebanon is “under pressure from Hizbullah” and “is looking for friction.”  He added that there are “very strong arguments under international law” that back Israel’s claims.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The situation in the Middle East grows more intense with each passing week.  Our confidence and trust is in the LORD GOD of Israel Who has a specific plan that has been outlined for us in the Bible.  We pray for the salvation of Israelis as well as Muslims – praying that they would turn to the Messiah of Israel, our blessed Lord Yeshua, before it is too late! This editor’s note was offered by David Hocking of HFT Connect.

U.S. Congress Opposes PA Statehood Bid

by Gavriel Queenann  (Arutz Sheva News)

The US House of Representatives voted 407-6 to pass a non-binding resolution backing the suspension of funds to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority should it pursue its bid for a unilateral declaration of statehood by the United Nations in September.  The resolution comes the week after the US Senate unanimously approved a similar resolution.

The House resolution also calls for the Obama Administration to consider suspending aid to the PA in light of its unity deal with the Hamas terror organization.  The resolution is non-binding because; constitutionally foreign policy is the purview of the President of the United States.

The House initially debated the resolution on Wednesday, but postponed the vote to ensure lawmakers had a chance to vote.  Republicans and Democrats signaled their strong support for Israel and a resumption of direct negotiations that collapsed last fall.

“We stand by Israel as our most valued ally.  It is time for the Palestinian Authority to accept a peaceful solution to this conflict,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).   Rep. Steny Hover of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, said he strongly believed that to ensure “the long-term viability of the Jewish democratic state, peace must be negotiated.  It cannot and will not be imposed from outside.”

The Administration has said the PA push for a UN vote on its statehood this fall has not helped the peace process, a point echoed by lawmakers.  The US has signaled to the PA it will exercise its security council veto at the UN should the matter be brought to a vote.  That renders the PA move in the General Assembly largely symbolic and led Israeli officials to seek a “moral minority” of sixty key states to oppose the move as a means of negating the propaganda effect of the PA receiving the support of its traditional ‘automatic majority’ in the General Assembly.

“What, exactly, would UN General Assembly recognition of a Palestinian State do for the Palestinians?  Absolutely nothing,” said Rep. Howard Berman of California, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.  “It would be seen by Israel and many others as an act of bad faith, creating yet another obstacle to successful talks.”

The House resolution says the goal is two states “a democratic Jewish State of Israel, and a viable, democratic Palestinian State, living side-by-side in peace, security and mutual recognition.”

But many question the viability of a PA state when the organization, riddled with corruption, cannot make ends meet and survives solely at the charitable largesse of donor nations.