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Last nite I visited the local Liberty Coalition weekly meeting and Emery McClendon spoke about his documented interviews with the Indiana News Channels. He mentioned the April 15th Rally on Tax Day in Indianapolis Indiana. Then went on about how some the of the news were misrepresenting him on the Constitutional issues. Plus many in the media wonder why he hasn't faced more Racism. Emery McClendon may not seem like revolutionaries. Emery's a local FedEx driver. But he is one of the many primary leaders in Fort Wayne's tea party movement.
organized the Fort Wayne Tea Party -a rally on the courthouse green featuring former U.N. ambassador Alan Keyes- last April that I reported on. It was one of several around the country. The name 'tea party', of course, is a reference to the Boston Tea Party; when colonists protested taxation without representation and served as an impetus for the American revolution.
Inside Fort Wayne's Tea Party movement
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - At first glance, Sharon Kuhn and Emery McClendon may not seem like revolutionaries. Sharon is a home-schooling mother of five. Emery's a local FedEx driver. But they are two of the primary leaders in Fort Wayne's tea party movement.
"What we believe in is the Constitution. We want to preserve the Constitution of the United States. We want to preserve our republic. We want to preserve our human rights and our liberties as Americans," said McClendon.
McClendon organized the Fort Wayne Tea Party -a rally on the courthouse green featuring former U.N. ambassador Alan Keyes- last April. It was one of several around the country. The name 'tea party', of course, is a reference to the Boston Tea Party; when colonists protested taxation without representation and served as an impetus for the American revolution.
Many trace the impetus for this modern-day movement to CNBC commentator Rick Santelli, who just over a year ago launched into an impromptu televised diatribe in response to the Obama administration's mortgage bailout. In that diatribe, he sarcastically said he'd be holding a tea party in Chicago in July.
Unfortantly Mark didn't mention one of the groups I belong to in the clip and that is Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty.
Last nite I visited the Liberty Coalition a local to see who Greg Dickman is running for Congress and what he stands for as a politician who is running against .
Tax Day 2010: Most of every dollar you pay in federal taxes is spent on...
Source: Orlando Independent ExaminerGregory Patin
Health care? Social Security? An economic stimulus bill? Wars? Bailing out Wall Street banks? Education? Our nation's infrastructure? Each may be a good guess based on the issues that get attention in the mainstream media.
The correct answer may be that 53% of the federal tax being collected in 2010 has already been allocated for defense spending.
The 2011 military budget, by the way, is the largest in history, not just in actual dollars, but in inflation adjusted dollars, exceeding even the spending in World War II, when the nation was on an all-out military footing. Military spending in all its myriad forms works out to represent 53.3% of total US federal spending.
That would mean the military's share of the approximately $3 trillion 2011 budget is about $1.6 trillion.
On the other hand, anyone can find a handy fact sheet posted on the white house's web site that puts the department of defense's share of the budget at a "mere" $708 billion, seemingly bringing the cost down to about 24 cents on the tax dollar.
So, who's telling the truth? The answer is that both are, depending on how one looks at federal budget allocations.
Just like banks, airlines or a sleazy car dealer, the pentagon and white house's initial invoice does not include hidden costs and amenities, but the final bill does. One of those add-ons is called supplemental spending.
A war appropriations bill to supplementally finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for an additional $106 billion was signed by President Obama last year. The administration is already poised to ask congress for another $35 billion this year, which they will surely get. There are estimates that supplemental war funding could reach $300 billion by the end of 2010. You can view a cost of war counter here. If supplemental war spending is based on what was spent last year, that brings the defense portion of the check to $814 billion.
A closer look reveals that the 2011 defense budget also does not include: spending on veterans affairs - that means VA hospitals, benefits, etc., for any ex-military personnel that are no longer on active or reserve status. The bill for that is $60 billion. That $60 billion does not include any public funds spent on veterans or immediate family that collect public benefits, such as social security.
Homeland security, judging by the title, can be added to the defense part of the check for approximately another $4.3 billion, bringing the bill to approximately $878.3 billion. So can NASA, for another $19 billion, since their primary function is deploying military satellites. And the National Intelligence Program for another (classified) amount, estimated at about $75 billion. Even the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gets billed separately at about $5 billion.
Without even considering the costs of foreign military aid to nations such as Israel, Pakistan, Egypt and Columbia, or the costs of purchasing services from private contractors such as Xe (formerly Blackwater) to provide security in occupied countries, or Halliburton to rebuild them, defense spending is already well over $900 billion. There are 750 U.S. military bases in 50 nations and not including Iraq and Afghanistan, approximately 255,000 service members stationed abroad. There are 116,000 in Europe and nearly 100,000 in Japan and South Korea.
Like all government spending, of course, the defense portion has to be financed, so when money is borrowed from whomever or wherever to pay for the $900+ billion tab, add more interest to the approximately $250-400 billion in interest already owed through debt created by defense spending. The huge sum will be borrowed, mostly from China and Japan, to which the U.S. already owes $1.5 trillion.
Having trouble keeping up with your bill yet? That's because it is designed that way. It gets even more complicated when you have to consider that Social Security expenditures are included in the overall budget, even though it is a trust that is raised and spent seperately from income taxes. What you pay by April 15, 2010 goes to the federal funds portion of the budget. That makes military spending seem smaller in comparison to overall government spending. That also easily puts the figure at about 53 percent.
No matter which figure you want to believe - the $1.6 trillion or the $708 billion, it may be enlightening to put that in two other perspectives.
One is that, according to the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the U.S. accounted for 48% of global military spending in 2008, compared to 5% for Russia, 8% for China, and 20% for all our European allies combined.
The second is that, according to the non-profit National Priorities Project, less than half of the $708 billion estimate - $300 billion, could have paid for health care for 131,780,734 American children for a year, or for 53,872,201 students to receive Pell Grants of $5,550, or for the salaries and benefits of 4,911,552 elementary school teachers for that same year. Restoring roads and bridges in this country to the condition of past decades and keeping them in decent repair so that they do not fall apart would cost $166 billion a year for the next five years.
Tax day is almost here, and whether 24 cents of your hard-earned dollars, 53 cents, or something in between goes toward military spending, there may be a few things to think about. Do we really need to spend almost as much as the rest of the world combined on "defense?" Could investing our tax $'s to improve our country within our borders provide a better return of investment than occupying countries halfway around the world? If U.S. taxpayers knew how much they are paying for defense and the wars through direct taxes instead of bookkeeping fraud, how long would this continue?
Let's not forget the human costs of war either...
The Internetisbuzzing about a recently-published article describing the denizens of the Tea Party movement as a collective of gaping-eyed loons, awash in conspiracy theories and swastikas and birtherism and general nutloggery. | Also, the sun will rise in the morning, set in the evening and there will be high and low tides today! But actually, what makes this recent discursive on Stuff You Already Know so exciting is that it comes from Fox News, which hadpreviously goneall out to promote this movement.www.huffingtonpost.com
Dickman for Congress
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Greg has at least 2 great Ideas fixing the Corruption in Washington D.C. Sit back and listen to what he has to say on the Contitutional Matter. Sorry the Audio is so low but I thought the P.A. system would been louder. Checkout his website for these and other important issues:
Enforce our Contitutional Division of Powers
Our return to the Constitution is our return to effective government
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USA is build anti-apocalypse bunkers
The company Terravivos is planning a network of 20 bunkers in the United States to survive nuclear attacks, tsunamis, killer comets and - for those who believe - the prophecy about the end of the world in 2012. Each 'building' will be developed on 20 thousand square meters and will house up to four people. The construction of the first in a desert region of California is already well advanced. I More..t is not clear what will cost a bed: for now you can subscribe to the online project, specifying skills and competencies that could be handy after any Revelation. Here's how it will work
Earthquake Watch for Southern Hemisphere...
I am just waiting for the big one to strike where I live. | Are all these large earthquakes leading up to a historic cataclysmic event? Seems odd at the very least. | At least it was in a remote part of China. Hopefully no fatalities will be reported. As many of you know events like this usually are preceded by more events. There has all readt been one after shock. news.blogs.cnn.com
Mag. 6.9 Quake Hits China -Large Coronal Mass Ejection Captured
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit a remote region of the Tibetan plateau in China, the United States Geological Survey said on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the area, in the mountains that divide Qinghai province from the Tibet Autonomous Region.
The quake was centered 150 miles (240 km) north northwest of Qamdo in Tibet and 235 miles (380 km) south-southeast of the mining town of Golmud in Qinghai, and had a depth of 29 miles (47 km), it said.
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Large Coronal Mass Ejection Captured
The Sun erupted with one of the largest prominences within the last decade. The video below was shot from SOHO earlier today capturing a CME (coronal mass ejection) from the Sun's northeast limb. The towering loop of charged particles snapped up and burst during a two hour period.
The SOHO website reports: "Faint clouds of material from the CME can be seen billowing into space at more than a million miles per hour. Right afterwards, magnetic forces trying to reorganize themselves generate a series of white arcs visible in extreme UV light. We are observing not the magnetic fields themselves, but electrically charged atoms spiraling along the field lines."
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The field of charged particles will not have a direct hit to Earth, but could have a glancing blow. Within the period of the next 48 to 72 hours, could be a time of more earthquake or volcanic activity. Usually I would say it is low probability, but recent large seismic events have made the ring-of-fire tectonic plates unstable.
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