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How the world works: news not covered by mainstream media

How the World Works posted yesterday (only 3 minutes) talks about Obama the fiscal hawk, the UN Walkout, CNN’s bad job of covering the tea parties, Obama and Chavez, and Amazon rankings. Oh, and that Obama supporters are drones.

Here you go:

And it brings up good points. 100 billion budget cut? That is nothing. Obama is doing such a ‘bang-up’ job as president.

April 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

Obesity causes global warming, say scientists

Being overweight is bad for the environment as well as your health, according to a study released today.

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that overweight people were likely to be more responsible for carbon emissions than slim people because they consume more food and fuel.

The study blamed an increased demand for livestock production for meat, believed to be responsible for 20 per cent of all greenhouse gases due to the toxic methane emitted by cows.

They added that a higher dependency on cars was also a contributing factor.

The authors, Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts, said: ‘When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler.

‘The heavier our bodies become the harder and more unpleasant it is to move about in them and the more dependent we become on our cars.

‘Staying slim is good for health and for the environment. We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change.’

The study found that ‘slim’ nations like Vietnam consume almost 20 per cent less food and so produce fewer carbon emissions than a more overweight population, such as the US, where 40 per cent are obese, the study found.

The researchers estimated that a lean population of one billion would emit 1,000million tonnes less carbon dioxide per year than a ‘fat’ nation of the same size.

In nearly every country average body mass index (BMI) is rising.

Between 1994 and 2004, the average male BMI in England increased from 26 to 27.3, while the average female BMI went up from 25.8 to 26.9 (about 3kg – or half a stone – heavier).

via Daily Mail Reporter

Isn’t this perfect? A study saying obese people are worse for the environment is perfect to pave the way for more taxes! Isn’t that wonderful! No. No longer can people live how they want to live, scientists are blaming the world’s supposed (see this post) problem of global warming. First of all, there are plenty of lightweight people with big gas guzzing cars. Also, now there is ‘justification’ for a so-called fat tax on certain ‘unhealthy’ foods. More regulations added to the already un-free market is not going to help the economy. Sales will go even more down. And the truth is that increasing public health costs push taxes up for all citizens, not just the taxes of those who caused the taxes in the first place. Should everyone pay for a few people that made different decisions? I don’t think so.

April 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm 3 comments

Abusive border control agents NM checkpoint

These NM border control agents accuse a man of being a terrorist and threaten him for arrest because he refused to let them search his car without a warrant.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – 4th amendment of the US Constitution

Highlights:
(5:35) Agent whips out his nun chucks in anger
(7:45-8:00) The agent tells me in less than perfect English, “In the Border Patrol Checkpoint, the person’s rights doesn’t matter here.”
(16:50-17:10) I’m told that the police will arrive in less than 10 minutes to arrest me
(19:00-19:40) I’m accused of being a terrorist
(26:20) I’m told that I’m free to go without being searched

April 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

New gun control legislation, watch out!

A new bill has been introduced and referred to committee that will increase gun control. HR 45, also known as Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 is very bad for those who enjoy freedom, the constitution, and guns.

According to http://thomas.loc.gov/,

Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 – Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked. Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements.

You might want to follow the status of this on govtrack.

An article on Infowars says it may be more troubling than the average gun bill.

What makes H.R. 45 troubling is its sponsor and its timing.

Its sponsor is Congressman Bobby Rush –- a scion of the same super-corrupt Chicago political machine that produced disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich and President Barack Obama.

And as for its timing, it was introduced during the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Eric Holder — the man who tried exploit the Columbine tragedy in order to pass gun licensing as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration.

And make no mistake about it: Licensing is only a way-station to discouraging, arresting, or humiliating gun owners and outlawing guns. Under H.R. 45, for example, the applicant must also make available ALL of his psychiatric records, pass an exam, and pay a fee.

This post via the DailyPaul gives the history of gun control, and a brief summary of the bill:

Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm – any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:
* It is registered
* You are fingerprinted
* You supply a current Driver’s License
* You supply your Social Security #
* You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing
* Each update – change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25 – Failure to do so you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail.

There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a child-access provision. Gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18. The Government would have the right to come and “inspect” that you are storing your gun safely away from accessibility to children and the fine is punishable for up to 5 yrs. in prison.

As one blogger points out, “Once the government alienates and disenfranchises enough hard working, tax paying Americans these elected officials – do not want us armed – simple as that.”

This bill, pure and simple, is bad for America. So contact your representative and tell them you don’t support it.

Lastly, here is a quote:

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!

- Adolph Hitler [1935] The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.

April 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm 1 comment

US spending out of control…but Obama wants billions more

So everyone knows America is in a financial crisis. But apparently Barack Obama does not care:

U.S. President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by $500 billion in a move designed to expand its reach to big emerging-market nations.

Obama also asked lawmakers to approve a U.S. contribution to the fund to $100 billion, as part of the plan to swell International Monetary Fund reserves agreed at this month’s Group of 20 industrial and developing nations summit in London.

What this would mean is more money out of the taxpayers pockets. And I’m sure this will be a really popular idea: just give billions (that we don’t have) to private international organizations. Not.

This blogger has some suggestions for Obama: spending less. And I agree completely. If Obama wants to donate money to a private international organization that isn’t going to help America, he should do so out of his own pocket.

Here is a video called “abolish the World Bank and IMF” in which Jim Rogers talks to Sir David about the current economic crisis and Barack Obama’s rescue package.

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Lastly, if you want to find out how the International Monetary Fund relates to the New World Order, go here.

April 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Student Harrassed And Threatened With Expulsion For Having Camera In School!

Robert Wanek, who says his school has been turned into a ‘police state’ type school because of the cameras everywhere, brings a camera to school, doesn’t film with it, and gets threatened.

April 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Ron Paul on Secession

As always, Dr. Ron Paul brings us a great, educational video, this time on secession:

April 20, 2009 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

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