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” These are the times that try men’s souls,”  said Thomas Paine who also coined the phrase, “The United States of America.” 

Rich in character and history, Thomas Paine the revolutionary democrat has been brought back to life 200 years after his death in the new video entitled, We The People Stimulus Bill by Dr. Bob Basso.  See it here https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/  Innocuous enough, until the President of  The United States, That One, The One, Barry Baraq  Mohammad Hussein Sottero Dunham Obama, Jr., has a problem with it and summons Dr. Basso to the White House to discuss the disturbing nature of the videos, and tries to do it secretly- in a day and age of self proclaimed transparency in government.  

Why would Obama feel threatened by a patriotic message, let alone one delivered in the tone of Thomas Paine?  Could it have to do with his slip in the polls or the amount of Tea Party’s and revolutionary happenings?  The Hartford Courant summed it up nicely saying, “The movement takes its name, and much of its imagery, from American history. Participants — including home-schooling moms, Libertarians and Rush Limbaugh Republicans — compare themselves to the 18th century patriots who dumped tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxation without representation. http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-tea-party-politics-0329.artmar29,0,2154911.story?track=rss

The Crisis is a collection of articles written by Thomas Paine during the American Revolutionary War. In 1776, Paine wrote the cornerstone of American democracy, Common Sense arguing for Independence from England. The essays constitute Paine’s ongoing support for an independent and self-governing America through the many severe crises of the Revolutionary War.  http://www.ushistory.org/Paine/crisis/singlehtml.htm  He also wrote the best sellers of his time,  The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason.

Verso, the blog of the UK office of the radical independent publisher, http://versouk.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/revolutionary-paine/#comment-10  reported that the Socialist History Society and the Thomas Paine Society conducted a special meeting  this weekend to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.   Tom Paine’s legacy was examined  in an event at the Conway Hall in Holborn, London.   http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/paineflyer.pdf for details.

While Britain operates under a parliamentary system, both British and American stories of liberty are intertwined.   Heck, even the famed Beatles hailed from Liverpool, and came to fame with the song Revolution among other famous hits.  The youth today can probably name every Jonas Brother yet have no clue who Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison or Thomas Paine were.   

The British Library’s has a super free exhibition called Taking Liberties about the struggle for Britain’s freedoms and rights that uncovers the roots of British democracy over a period of more than 900 years.  It’ s interactive and available on line http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/takingliberties/interactive.html where you are placed right in the center of current debates about vital rights and freedoms in society: detention without charge, the right to privacy, devolved government, free speech and so on.  As you give your answers you can see, on clear and innovative 3D graphics, how your views compare to everyone else’s.  Are you content with things as they are or do you want change? How do you balance order with freedom?

“These rights didn’t simply happen. They were hard won, the product of hundreds of years of debate, struggle, bloodshed and war. Many people died for them: heroes, villains, and some who were both.   Nor are these rights ours forever. They can be changed or removed, and at various times in our history, they have been.”

America may have The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, but here you will find the Magna Carta of 1215 and taking in the death warrant of Charles I, the 1832 Reform Act, the Holloway prison diary of suffragette Olive Wharry, and concluding with the Beveridge Report and the Human Rights Act, this is the definitive story of British liberty told through the printed pages. 

What has Obama authored?  Dreams from my Father, The Audacity of Hope and oh yeah, he signed into legislation pork filled stimulus bills that even he, did not bother to read. 

Thomas Paine my be dead some 200 years but his legacy lives on.  Obama’s legacy is yet to be determined in the history pages of The New World Order.

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Dr. Bob Basso makes the YouTube videos where he dresses up as founding father Thomas Paine, coming back from the past to warn Americans about their country, got a phone call from President Barack Obama summoning him to the White House. 

Paine wrote Common Sense in the 1700’s and Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Congress and the Senate would be well served to find a copy and read it more thoroughly than the pork laden, stimulus bill they signed without reading.

Obama is apparently ticked off over Dr. Basso’s videos asking people to send politicians tea bags and do something about what is happening in our country.  Basso’s earlier video, “The Second American Revolution,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKFKGrmsBDk has 3 million views.  His newest video, posted last week as funbobbasso, “We The People Stimulus Package,” shown above already has 1.5 million views. 

Basso asks Americans to stand up against Congress and reclaim their republic now, or maybe lose it forever.  “Have you become a nation of cowards,” warning people that if they do nothing else, “buy a gun because your going to need it.”  

“Wake up, America.  While you were playing with the toys of your consumer wealth, you lost much more than your bloated economy of living beyond your means. You lost your representative democracy. Your servants have become your masters.  Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he said.

Dr. Basso’s day job is that of a motivational speaker.  http://www.bobbasso.com/index.html He is also the author of seven books including, Never Wanted to Set the World on Fire But Now that I’m 50 http://www.amazon.com/Never-Wanted-World-Fire-Maybe/dp/1556223870/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238351741&sr=8-1 that, ” is a must read for anyone who thinks America is going to hell in a hand basket and would like to run away to an idyllic South Pacific Island like the author.”

Maybe Obama was going to discuss offering him a one way ticket out of America while sipping tea.  If nothing else they could trade autograph copies of their books.

Talk show host and conservative political commentator, Jerry Doyle interviews Dr. Basso on a regular basis on his talk show. http://www.jerrydoyle.com/  Dr. Basso was scheduled to appear on the show but canceled after Obama had personally invited him to meet in the White House “to discuss the disturbing nature of the videos,” according to WND.

Doyle you might recall, coined the phrase “Grapefruit Mentality”, defined as the ability for the public to become interested in an object or person just because the media is paying attention to it.   The content of Basso’s videos are far more than Grapefruit Mentality. 

Dr. Basso was warned by Obama not to go public about the interview and Jerry Doyle’s show also received a call from the administration warning them not to air it.  That didn’t deter either of them…. they immediately told everyone what was going on.  A spokesperson for Doyle’s show said that Basso promised to provide Doyle with the first exclusive interview after he meets with Obama, provided the invitation still stands after the meeting was leaked to the press.

How nice to get an invitation from the president, except when that same president is trying to censor a private citizen expressing his 1st amendment rights. 

Props to http://zapem.wordpress.com/  and World Net Daily http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=92999  for reporting another Obamination on the citizens of America.  Glen Beck interviewed Basso last week at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-OtagHjbUk  Check out Beck’s 912 Project at http://theglennbeck912project.com/.

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House Resolution 875, or the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, was introduced by Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., in February. DeLauro’s husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto – the world’s leading producer of herbicides and genetically engineered seed.

HR 875/SR425 is the bill that gives the government more control over our food and pesticides and appears to violate the 10th amendment at the same time.  The 10th is the one that specifies that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

Ck out the legislation here at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:1:./temp/~c111UkEuSz:e5014:

Perhaps not intended, but maybe so- HR 875’s legislation is so vague that someone with a backyard garden could see a fine and potentially have their property seized by the governments newest proposed administration, “The Food Safety Administration.”  Currently, the Food and Drug Administration, {FDA} is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, has regulatory jurisdiction over the safety and labeling of 80 percent of the American food supply, encompassing all foods except meat, poultry, and egg products, as well as drugs, medical devices, and biologics.  I wonder if Michelle Obama’s White House Garden is in compliance?

This is more than just an approach to stop disgusting, contaminated peanut butter factories and regulate the likes of super food producers like Tyson, Monsanto, ADM, and distributors like Cysco.  Had the FDA enforced the violations it found in the Georgia peanut factory in the first place, hundreds would not have been sickened or died. 

HR 875 will put organic foods and organic marketers at risk. What is the chance that they would be able to keep up with the broad demands this legislation entails including, the list of pesticides and fertilizers.  Forget the  the organic market out in the country, a street vendor selling home grown tomatoes, or a tomato from your own garden.  Reminds me of  the movie, ” The Godfather,” when every time there is an orange in the scene, someone dies.  What is dying with HR875, is the little guys effort to compete against large food growers, processors and distributors.   

In a further erosion of individual States rights, the bill would legally bind States agriculture to enforce federal guidelines and it seems to stretch all the way into wild game like deer, turkey.  Shouldn’t hunters be concerned? 

“Theres also a chance that as this bill moves through Congressman Waxman’s Energy and Commerce Committee, he could use it as a vehicle for attacking the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994 which defends our access to dietary supplements,” writes the Rumor Mills at http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=142795.  What, no more Flintstone Vitamins?  No more Z-cam or C for colds? Certainly the big pharmaceutical companies would have a vested interests in the elimination of over the counter vitamins.  Pharma would rather see a prescription issued for one of their own manufactured pills.

Section 204 of the legislation, “Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall publish in the Federal Register a list of the contaminants in foods that have the greatest adverse impact on public health in terms of the number and severity of illnesses and number of deaths associated with foods regulated under this Act.”  Here come the food police and the hunt will be on.  I think we all, already know eating raw or undercooked shell fish can kill you. 

Currently in existence is CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, with 181 countries now participating .  The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program. The main purposes of this Program are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations. http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/index_en.jsp

Arguing against, “Codex is one component in a much larger population control, and societal control agenda. Food Control (and Nutrient Control) = People Control, says http://www.nocodexgenocide.com/page/page/3113334.htm.

Under the guise of increased security, the has the FDA is working via the Trilateral Cooperation Charter http://www.fda.gov/oia/charter.html to harmonize the food and drug regulations between the US, Canada and Mexico.

WaPo reported that Obama will ask Congress for $1 billion in new funds to add inspectors and modernize laboratories.  $1 billion more of our tax dollars going to the government.   Ugggghhhh. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/14/AR2009031401600.html

HR 875/S425 may just be like the bailout, TARP and Recovery legislation, no one has read it.  I’d bet the legislation was written by lobbyists and industry experts who, in the long run don’t really care about keeping food safe, only profits and putting the little guy out of business.

http://magicalgodmother.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/monsanto-myths-and-misrepresentation/ offers a peek at some myths about HR 875.

Go ahead and comment, you know you want to.

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How could the America people be so naive to think that our government did not know about the $165 million controversial bonus money paid out to AIG executives?  Of course they did, and they know about the nearly $1 Billion in bonuses as well.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/17/cuomo-reveals-details-of_n_175865.html

The Obama reign approved the bonuses so that there would be less lawsuits by AIG employees.  Obama’s fictitious outrage is an attempt to divert attention to the fact that Tres. Sec. Geithner had urged the bonuses to be allowed.

Today’s required reading is from Charles Krauthammer at WaPo –http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/19/AR2009031903041.html  “A $14 trillion economy hangs by a thread composed of (a) a comically cynical, pitchfork-wielding Congress, (b) a hopelessly understaffed, stumbling Obama administration, and (c) $165 million. …The AIG bonuses were agreed to before the government takeover and are perfectly legal. Is the rule now that when public anger is kindled, Congress will summarily cancel contracts?” 

Apparently they won’t cancel contracts, but have summarily decided that anyone who keeps a bonus from a firm receiving federal bailout money will be taxed at a 90% tax rate.   The House voted 328-93 to approve H.R. 1586 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1586/show introduced by Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) the day before.  The Sunlight Foundation http://blog.sunlightfoundation.com/2009/03/19/read-the-bill-stimulus-bill-and-bonus-loopholes/  points out that,  had members of congress bothered to read the entirety of the stimulus bill before passing it with expediency, perhaps they would have known in advance, they were authorizing bonuses. It was available for only 13 hours. Shame on them. 

“I GUESS IT’S TOO BAD NOBODY READ IT BEFORE IT PASSED, THEN: The Stimulus Bill Explicitly Guarantees Contractual Bonuses Executed Before February 11. Yeah, I know, I already mentioned this. But it’s a point worth making again — they rushed this stinker through, and now it’s biting them on the ass. Good.” said http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/73719/  .  It isn’t “good,” for little old me the taxpayer though.  To know that our elected officials allowed this to happen in the first place and then to back peddle and put a tax restriction on it, is just as heinous.  Double shame.

Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee initially denied having anything to do with the allowance of the bonuses and said he never talked to Treasury officials.  Dodd corrected himself saying his previous comments had been misconstrued CNN reported, http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/19/aig.bonuses.congress/index.html.  Dodd lied and admitted it. Dodd is also running for re-election in 2010 against Republican challenger former U.S. Rep Rob Simmons.  Rob Simmons’  Senate campaign doesn’t have  web site yet.  Someone else  registered a domain name that Simmons might have used. Trouble is, http://www.RobSimmons2010.com isn’t exactly a message the candidate might be looking to spread. (source- Capital Watch http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/2009/03/rob-simmons-has-no-web-site-so.html )

Did Obama know about the preservation of bonuses, did he too lie or doesn’t he have a clue what is going on in his administration?   Didn’t President Obama bother to read the stimulus bill that he signed, authorizing these bonuses?  Guess not. “Everybody’s pointing fingers at each other and saying it’s their fault, the Democrats’ fault, the Republicans’ fault. Listen, I’ll take responsibility. I’m the president,” he said at a town hall meeting in Costa Mesa, California.

AIG CEO , Edward Liddy inherited this mess and sat, about to be tar and feathered in front of grandstanding members of Congress yesterday, 03-19-09.  The display was purely for entertainment purposes and may have bordered on malfeasance.  For entertainment I’d much rather watch Obama on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.   “I do think in Washington it’s a little bit like American Idol, except everybody is Simon Cowell,” said Obama .  “Barackstar” in trying to play the role of politician and personality, managed more cluelessness during the interview by referencing the Special Olympics in describing his own bowling game.  “It was like the Special Olympics or something,” said the President.  Bad manners and a bad bowling game.

Blogger Steve Young reports that Obama has decided to bowl against 12 year old Billy Madison, a Special Olympian at The White House in the future.  http://steveyoungonpolitics.com/president-obama-to-bowl-against-special-olympian/.

At least this Obama gaffe won’t cost the taxpayers billions, now that’s entertainment.

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