The Wages of Bankruptcy: Stockton’s Cautionary Tale for Detroit

Note the link:

Demonstration – Protect Jobs, Pensions, Services and Detroit’s Assets – Fri., July, 26, Noon




The national outrage over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing African-American youth Trayvon Martin is still roiling, yet another racist injustice on a national scale has occurred: the undemocratic action of an appointed “emergency manager” plunging Detroit into the largest city bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Gov. Rick Snyder and EM Kevyn Orr’s hasty July 18 bankruptcy filing is a declaration of war on Detroit residents, workers, youth, and especially retirees. They rushed to file bankruptcy five minutes before Lansing Judge Rosemarie Acquilina was to issue an order declaring filing bankruptcy illegal based on Michigan’s constitutional protection of public employees’ pensions. While the judge still issued her order the next day, Snyder and Orr have appealed. They are determined to destroy workers’ pensions and city services.

In their bankruptcy filing, Snyder and Orr list city workers’ pensions as “unsecured debt,” meaning they are the least protected under the bankruptcy procedures. In contrast, the billions of dollars of debt to the banks are to be paid first by the bankruptcy trustee.

This is war! City workers’ pensions were secured by their decades of service and by the wages deferred into the pension fund solely for their retirement. These pensions and benefits must be guaranteed, not stolen from parents and grandparents, our neighbors and their families!

The banks broke the law and must face justice! First they destroyed our neighborhoods with racist, fraudulent, predatory mortgage loans, causing over 100,000 foreclosures and destroying the city’s tax base. Then they conspired with their ratings agencies to trap Detroit and its residents into high interest loans!

We say “CANCEL THE DEBT!” to the banks to save pensions, restore full wages and benefits to city workers, and improve city services! Not one penny to the crooked bankers that destroyed Detroit’s neighborhoods and caused this crisis! The banks owe Detroit billions for the destruction they caused, including a jobs program to rebuild our communities!

Sweden: Danish Family Seriously Injured After ‘Vandals’ In Muslim-Dominated Malmo Place Large Rocks On Highway

Watch for this in America’s mountainous regions like the Rocky Mountains, Appalachians, and Sierra Madres.

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And it’s apparently not the first time this has happened. Will quick ‘n easy “transporterror” become the latest jihadi fad? …

By Nicolai Sennels, Islam verses Europe – “Half a year ago Al-Qaeda’s magazine Inspire told Muslims to hit the transport sector. Since then Canadian Muslims have been arrested for planning terror against a train, another train that was derailed in France was robbed by Muslims – who probably are also guilty in derailing that same train… And now this:

“A Danish family crashed and rolled around in their car on the highway in Malmo last night, after vandals -presumably with evil intentions – threw stones across the road.

The mother, according to Malmo police, has fractures of the pelvis due to the accident, while the father received injuries on his face. The couple’s three teenage children escaped uninjured …

The press spokesman of the police in the region, Nils…

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To the Bloggers who re-blog posts from this site

I want to say a MASS (and massive!)  thank you to ALL.

I know I don’t get a chance to drop in and say thanks on each one, so, without naming names or pointing people out, I want to thank you all.

We need to stick together, get the word out on every one of these stories and keep going and going and going like the energizer bunny.

Do NOT let up against the gun controllers.  NEVER STOP fighting Socialism and Communism, and if we can kill Progressivism once and for all we’ll kill the cancer that spreads Communism.

Be aware that this so-called “Racial Divide” in America is FAKE.  It’s NOT REAL.  It is being perpetuated by the Commies and Progressives for their OWN agenda.  We need to educate the under-educated voters on this.


Verum via iustitiae et Lorem

Why Gun Owners Are Right to Fight Against Gun Control

To Gun Controllers…. “Because, Fuck you, that’s why!”


The anti-gun crowd doesn’t want “compromise.” They want confiscation and control.

” In April, the Senate rejected the Toomey-Manchin gun control proposal. In the wake of its defeat many asked why gun owners and their organizations resisted so limited a measure. Granted, it would have had little but symbolic benefit. Its core was to require background checks at gun shows (which Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded involved a whole 0.8 percent of crime guns) and on Internet gun sales (a miniscule proportion, most of which probably go through licensed dealers anyway). But why not accept something so modest, in light of the draconian ideas then being floated as alternatives?

  Understanding the rejection requires understanding gun owners’ shared experiences. Compromise requires that both parties relinquish something. If your counterpart’s position is “give me this now, and I’ll take the rest later,” there is no real compromise to be had. Over…

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Greenwald: ‘Explosive’ NSA Spying Reports Are Imminent

heads up! - by F. Kaskais

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says new reports from the trove of NSA data supplied by whistleblower Edward Snowden can be expected in the next few days. Speaking on a German talkshow, he said they would be even “more explosive in Germany” than previous reporting.

Are new revelations from the NSA data trove going to drop in the next few days? Speaking on a political talk show on German public broadcaster ARD on Thursday night, Glenn Greenwald said he expected stories to appear in the coming days that would be even “more explosive” in Germany than reports previously published about cooperation between the National Security Agency and German intelligence authorities.


Greenwald is the journalist who broke the original story about former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s data trove, revealing how the intelligence agency taps tech giants’ user data to facilitate its mass-scale surveillance. Since then, additional reporting on the documents…

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You Are Here—In Color



earth-moon_from_saturnLast Friday, the Cassini spacecraft was able to take a picture of the Earth from the spacecraft’s orbit around Saturn. This morning, I posted a black-and-white portion of this larger view taken by Cassini‘s wide-angle camera. Here’s the entire image. Click it to embiggen. Go ahead. It’s worth it. You can use your back button to return.

The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the main rings, the F ring, and the G and E rings are visible. The limb of Saturn and the F ring are overexposed. The “breaks” in the brightness of Saturn’s limb are shadows of the rings The E and G rings have been brightened through post processing for better visibility.

Earth, which is 1.44 billion km away in this image, is that blue dot indicated by the arrow. In the full-size image the Moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its…

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Global Warming May Prevent The Royal Baby From Becoming King

Your Daily Horseshit…. GloBULL Warming….

Real Science

The Succession to the Crown Act must be accepted in each of the 15 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state.

Just three countries –Canada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines– have approved the British law. That leaves Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Papua New Guinea, Barbados, Tuvalu, Grenada, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, and the Bahamas which haven’t gotten around to it.

“Some of them are really, really small,” Robert Hazell, the director of the constitution unit at University College London told the Guardian. “Tuvalu, population around 9,000, doesn’t have a lot of capacity and when asked to change their law, they probably have got other urgent matters, like whether they’re disappearing under the Pacific because of global warming.”

If royal baby is a girl, throne succession faces legal hurdles from Commonwealth and Quebec |

Looks like they better send Tuvalu…

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UPDATED: Whitehouse Bans Americans From Seeing Video Of Obama’s Thanks To Librarians For Agreeing To Sell Obamacare

Well, let’s just find it and post it….

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Librarians Refuse ALA Obamacare Push; Wanted: Video of President Obama Speech at ALA Conference; Lenny Kravitz’s Message for Librarians

Wanted:  video of President Obama telling librarians to promote Obamacare.  Somebody must have recorded that video on an iPhone or something.  Please send me the recording for publication in the interests of equal access and free speech…

Libraries and Communities Are Refusing to Follow ALA Diktat on Obamacare


White House officials vetoed all public airing of a video of President Obama thanking the American Library Association Sunday for helping inform the public about Obamacare.
“We were specifically told by the White House to only show it [the
video] once to conference attendees, and [the] White House said we aren’t able to send it out,” Jazzy Wright, Press Officer for ALA’s Washington, D.C. office, told the Washington Examiner.
The ALA, which is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) foundation, agreed last…

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BUSTED: Racist At Pro- Zimmerman Rally I.D.’d As Left-Wing Activist

Reblogging to show what is really happening. The instigators in this racism CRAP (and it IS CRAP) are Communists. I posted it a week ago, and showed images from on the bottom of their signs. They are FORCING racism to the forefront as a way to split this country up.

People BETTER start taking NOTE about this and stop them.

Nice Deb

On Saturday, conservatives held a pro-Zimmerman rally to counter the New Black Panther “Justice for Trayvon” march in Houston. Breitbart’s Brandon Darby reported that the police did a good job keeping the two sides apart, but one person on the NBPP side did manage to mingle with the pro-Zimmerman side. (*see update)

Seriously,  AP/ New York Daily Newsyou  found nothing suspicious about this woman?


Via Gateway PunditThe Houston Chronicle identified her as Renee Vaughan:

One woman in the Zimmerman group held a sign that said, “We’re racist & proud.”

Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the sign’s ugly sentiments by yelling, “We’re racist. We’re proud. We’re better because we’re white,” at the Martin group as they passed, according to the Chronicle.

Because racists typically self identify that way – “We’re Racist and we’re proud! We’re better than you because we’re white!”  Happens all…

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Can’t pay Interns! Geez, Clinton set that precedence… makes them prostitutes! Don’t you know that?



Pressure mounts on Obama as he REFUSES to pay his interns (while campaigning to raise the minimum wage)

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Changing Arch-Villains Every Couple Of Weeks

I know this suggestion won’t go far, but maybe we as bloggers need to focus on the problem. Obama, Big Sis, DHS, NSA… focus on a particular issue for a week or two and rip them to shreds until we FORCE the Lame Stream media to get their heads out of their asses.

Real Science

A few weeks ago Obama demanded the immediate return of Snowden, and hijacked the president of Bolivia’s plane based on Obama’s “best intelligence.”

By HADAS GOLD | 7/22/13 12:16 PM EDT

Edward Snowden may leave the Moscow airport he’s been holed up in by this Wednesday, his Russian lawyer told Reuters on Monday.

The former National Securtity Agency contractor has applied for asylum in Russia, a process that may take up to three months to process. In the meantime, the NSA leaker will be allowed to pass through customs based on the initial response to his request, Reuters reports.

Lawyer: Edward Snowden may leave airport – Hadas Gold –

Obama and his minions of propagandists have forgotten Snowden, and moved on to a new arch-villain, who rescues families from burning vehicles in Florida.

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Ah, we HAVE to do this, so we can eliminate gated communities, create LOTS of little commie enclaves (called Home Owners Associations) so we can get rid of the HOAs of course, because there won’t be HOME OWNERS, expand the Inner City to the Outer Suburbs because you know everyone needs to be controlled, remove guns from gun owners, reduce farm lands to a narrow strip of land running between the various megalopolis centers and remove people from the land. We can’t have parks, can’t have people walking in the wilderness (they might irritate a squirrel or something) and we need to switch who is really in charge of this country… no more White Men…


Brain trust: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (2nd L), U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (2nd R) and Housing and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan

HUD to detail the racial diversity of every neighborhood in America as part of proposed new ‘fair housing’ rule

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Big Sis’ shockingly dirty secrets go public

Secrets? Where are the secrets? We all knew this……:)

U.S. Constitutional Free Press

Democrats and Republicans largely heaped praise upon Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after she announced she would resign her post later in the year, but a longtime constitutional attorney says there is not much to applaud – especially for anyone concerned about preserving freedom and limiting government intrusion in their lives.

“What the Department of Homeland Security became under Janet Napolitano is this monstrous surveillance and very intimidating group,” said Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney for the past 40 years and author of “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.”

“I think originally there were some good intentions with the Department of Homeland Security, but what happened under President Obama is that it accelerated rapidly,” Whitehead told WND. “I criticized George Bush’s policies. Under President Obama, we’re zooming.”

Whitehead said the Napolitano legacy of reducing freedom is evident across the board, starting in early 2009…

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Think Globally, Act Locally: Become the Leadership Cadre

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

Be a fucking leader, and start taking charge of your local concerns.

Nigeria: Islamic Leader Says Underage Marriage Is A Muslim Right, Demands Respect For Muslim Sensibilities

Muslim Sensibilities?

Fuck that. What about Christian Sensibilities? What about all those poor people the Muslims have beheaded for NO other reason than they wanted to kill someone they thought was insulting Islam?

fuck that too.

Did I often anyone’s “sensitivities” or “sensibilities”? IF so, I’ve accomplished my mission. Fuck anyone that is offended, this is America and to hell with you if you don’t like it.

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Should sensible people respect the insensible? …

9jabook – “A prominent Niger Delta Muslim, Alhaji Mujahid Abubakr Dokubo-Asari, has lashed out at critics of the moves by Nigeria’s Senate to approve under-age marriage.

Expressing his opinion on the issue this morning, Dokubo, who converted to Islam as an adult, insisted that it is the right of Muslims to marry or give out their daughters at any age they wish, adding that this is not the business of non-Muslims.

Said the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) leader through Facebook:

‘People should learn to respect other people’s sensibilities…We Muslims have the right to marry when we want or give out our daughters at any age we want. It is not your business and the law must respect our right to do so. Anything short of that is an infringement on our rights. We did not ask you to marry ladies of…

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Michigan judge orders withdrawal of Detroit bankruptcy petition

Really? REALLY?


Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr waits to address the media during a news conference about filing bankruptcy for the city of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan July 19, 2013. REUTERS/ Rebecca Cook

DETROIT | Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:21pm EDT

(Reuters) – A Michigan judge on Friday ordered Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager to withdraw the federal bankruptcy petition he filed for the city on Thursday.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s order said the 2012 Michigan law that allowed Governor Rick Snyder to approve the city’s bankruptcy filing, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing ever in the United States, violated the Michigan Constitution.

The declaratory judgment came in lawsuits filed this month by Detroit pension funds, retirees and workers, which sought to prevent a bankruptcy filing that would ultimately impair retirement benefits in violation of constitutional protections for those benefits.

Where you’ll find me

Quote of the day:
If we let them cower us into silence, they’ve already won.

The Radio Patriot

No, you won’t find me “Somewhere over the rainbow“…

But I am at Facebook, writing up a storm every day.

I often think I should come here and paste in what I’m writing over there, but it’s time consuming. And as time is of the essence, or as some would also say “tempus fugit”, we don’t have a lot of it to waste, do we?  The clock ticks…

So unless I’m motivated to write a substantial opinion piece, I prefer the ease, quickness — and immediate exposure — that my scribblings get over there.

I know, you’re thinking “But Andrea, the NSA!!!  Facebook!  Data mining!”

You’re right.  But at this point, I don’t think it matters.  They’ve got my number, just as they’ve got yours, and if they want to pull us over, what’s to stop them?  Cell phone records, text messages, E-Pass electronic…

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‘Sambo, Uncle Tom n*gger’: Self-appointed race cops unleash hate on Cosby and Barkley for Zimmerman remarks

I suppose when you’re blind to facts, don’t like “the system of justice” and are just a f**king thug like some of these tweeters, it doesn’t matter does it? How can these assholes call themselves human beings and whine about discrimination and racism and be so damned racist themselves?

Colorado Judge Rules Recall of Anti-Gun Senators Can Take Place

WOOT! Good riddance!

Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves


According to the Denver Post, A Denver District Court judge has just ruled that the recall of both Colorado State Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron can proceed.

Both Morse and Giron challenged the recall paperwork based on technical mistakes in the paperwork, despite more than enough valid signatures from their constituents.

The decisions is expected to be appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court.

The judge denied a request from the Secretary of State to issue a court order to force Governor Hickenlooper to set a date for the recall election ASAP.

Both Morse and Giron are being recalled over their support for strict gun control laws, which were passed in Colorado earlier this year.

Many Colorado sheriffs are suing the state over the laws.

The laws also resulted in a loss of business for Colorado. Most notably, Magpul moved their multi-million dollar manufacturing and retail operation…

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A full tilt bankruptcy.

City’s unemployment rate higher than national average.

58 Minutes for cops to respond to crime calls.

Murder rate off the scales (again).

Population has dropped from nearly 2 million to 700k.

5th largest city is now 18th in America.

All those Unions and city workers pensions… pretty much fooked.

The US is doomed to this same condition if people don’t stop the anti-business climate.

Cities in California and New York, and any other cities with a strong Union presence are doomed to follow suit in the next decade.


11 Depressing Stats About Detroit

Sam Ro Jul. 18, 2013 Business Insider

Earlier today, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.

 Municipal bond experts Peter Hayes and James Schwartz of Blackrock published a brief analytical note earlier this month titled “Distress In Detroit.” In it they offered some stats that would make anyone cringe.

Here are eleven of them:

  1. Detroit’s population has plunged 63% since 1950.
  2. …and it’s down 26% since 2000.
  3. The unemployment rate hit a high of 27.8% in July 2009.
  4. As of April 2013, the unemployment rate was at 16%.
  5. Even though the population fell 63% since 1950, the municipal workforce fell by just 40%, adding to the strain on public finances.
  6. Detroit has the highest violent crime rate of any large U.S. city

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Gold. Perhaps companies ought to start paying in gold coins?

Tarpon's Swamp

He was testifying today to the House testerday … Bernanke Ruminates On “Incomprehensible” Gold Prices

One of the better exchanges today, discussing a topic near and dear to Bernanke’s heart – gold:

  • Bernanke says if he stops printing moeny, the economy will tank

Whoever heard of an economy dependent on printing money???

Maybe he should note people aren’t stupid, you can’t print GOLD…

Or, even simpler, gold may be lower on more paper gold sellers than paper buyers. In the meantime, gold continues to be in backwardation, but that too “nobody really understands” Bernanke would likely attest. Buy real only …

Our chewing gum and suspenders economy, held up by nothing at all … What is business…

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Orders For IRS “Special” Treatment Of Tea Parties Came From DC

Was there EVER any doubt this came from the HIGHEST echelons of “Government”? Not in MY mind.


IRS officials in Washington ordered special scrutiny: congressional investigation finds

” IRS employees have told congressional investigators that they were ordered by the agency’s Washington office to give extra scrutiny to tea party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, according to excerpts from interviews with the employees that were released by House committee chairmen Wednesday.

Carter Hull, a tax law specialist with 48 years of experience at the IRS, told investigators that Lois Lerner, the former head of the Exempt Organizations division, demanded he send some of the reviews of tea party groups to the IRS chief counsel’s office in Washington. The chief counsel is one of two political appointees in the IRS.”

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I want to know how the ACLU has ANYTHING to do with police procedures, how a judge rules in their favor in the first place, and why in the HELL is anyone going along with such a lawsuit anyway????


– Under a lawsuit settlement reached earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union now must be consulted before Oakland, Calif., police can alter their crowd control policies.

-ACLU rules, Oakland burns: Lawsuit settlement forces police to negotiate on riot control

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New Pictures Of Dzhokar Tsarnaev Capture May Cost Police Photog His Job

Support the Police Photographer that took this.


Bloodied and bruised at the moment of surrender: Dramatic new pictures emerge of the moment ‘Boston bomber’ climbed from the boat where he had been hiding, as a sniper took aim at his head


” Dramatic new images have been released showing alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bruised and bloodied with his hands in the air as he emerges from his final hiding place.

  Cornered by police, the photos show the 19-year-old in a blood-splattered black jumper, with hands stained red and a sniper’s laser aimed directly at his forehead.

  The sobering pictures were released by Sergeant Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts state police, in a bid to show the real face of terrorism in reaction to the ‘glamorized’ image of Tsarnaev that graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s controversial new issue.

  The officer has now been suspended over his decision to leak…

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American Hero Larry Grathwohl Dead… “The deadly duo likely thought they’d seen the end of him when they got off on a technicality, but he followed them in life right up to his death.After Obama was elected president, his silence about his ongoing friendship with Ayers was deafening, they were just friends in the same ‘hood, he said.”

If only there were a 1000 more like him to keep these slime on the run….

Benghazi: A Congressman claims survivors of the attack were forced to sign a non-disclosure statement

Forced to sign?

America's Watchtower

  Those of us who still care about the terrorist attack in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012 which left Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods dead, and those of us who feel that yes, it does make a difference why these people were allowed to be slaughtered by the United States government, have had a question on our minds for some time: Where are 30 or so survivors from the attack? We know they are out there somewhere but they have not testified.

  If Congressman Frank Wolf is correct we may have our answer, they may have been forced not to testify:

On Tuesday I raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors, whether State Department, CIA, or private security contract employees have testified publicly before Congress,” said Wolf.

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Scientists Seek to Collect a ‘Blood Database’ of all U.S. Newborns for ‘Research’ Purposes

Let me explain…. we (as humans) have the ability to completely map a genome. This means that if we want, we can essentially create clones of people now. Don’t say we can’t. We’ve clones cows, dogs, sheep, cats, horses, deer, carp, goats, fruit flies, mice, mules, pigs, rabbits, rats and a bunch of other critters.
Do you think we CAN’T clone a person? How naive…. now what sort of “needed research” do we need again? List it Science Guys and let’s see if we want that done to our babies blood.

Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves

It’s bad enough that Americans are being constitutionally squeezed at just about every level of government, now scientists want to get into the act.

In the name of conducting “research,” bioethicists are now arguing that blood samples left over from newborns are a wealth of potential information and as such should just be made available to scientists for study purposes, and not necessarily with the consent of the child’s parents.

“Retention and use, without explicit parental permission, of residual dried blood samples from newborn screening has generated public controversy over concerns about violations of family privacy rights and loss of parental autonomy,” write Michelle Huckaby Lewis, Michael E. Scheurer, Robert C. Green and Amy L. McGuire, in an op-ed for the journal Science Translational Medicine.

“The public debate about this issue has included little discussion about the destruction of a potentially valuable public resource that can be used for…

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Russia War With America? I Believe We Are Already AT War With Russia…& Losing, As Usual

Pay attention to all the hands in the magic trick….

The Mad Jewess

Russia War With America? I Believe We Are Already AT War With Russia…& Losing, As Usual.

Quite a few sites have said that “Americans are busy worrying about Trayvon as Russia is amassing…”  I am not personally worried about the verdict.  I have been sickened watching what is happening because of the verdict.  I know Obama wants a Civil war within.

HOWEVER: Russia is ’embracing’ for war? We are already at war with Russia.. It’s just not ‘full scale’ yet.  I have blogged about what is happening and am ‘in the know’.

IS IT A Fact?  Russia sunk a carrier of ours: US Fleet/Cargo Hit By Russia Yet to be determined.

Fact:  They have been simulated attacks on us: Russian Bomber Simulates Strikes On U.S. Missile Defenses.  

Fact: Russia already conducts Sky Surveillance: Russia to Conduct Open Skies Surveillance Flight over US

Fact: Chinese to take part in military…

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