Monday, November 21, 2011

FRG's Turkey Day Tips





Growing up Thanksgiving was by far my most favorite holiday.  All the pleasure of Christmas without the pressure of presents.  It also was a holiday that involved thanking the creator for our blessings that year and was a holiday when the Native American was celebrated for helping the white man.

In honor of that I offer up some holiday tips to both veteran hosts and hostesses as well as newbees. 

Rule number one remember it's not about the food its about the fellowship. You don't have to have turkey,  chicken, a tv dinner, a brisket, Denney's, soup, anything can be a Thankgiving meal.  Remember the first one was just a big pot luck meal.   In your haste and hurry don't forget  to be in each moment for time passes quickly and memories are meant to be sweet.

If you are alone this year it need not be lonely volunteer somewhere that day. Volunteer to work for a coworker.  Help out at a hospital,soup kitchen,church, the VA,military base, meals on wheels,etc.

If you are housebound and have a phone start a call tree and wish folks a happy day.  Or make it a day of prayer for your loved ones, your country etc.  Have a tv, enjoy the parades or sports or Christmas movies on tv. 

For those with the task of hosting the day here are a few tips.

Housecleaning.  Most import just have a clean bathroom.  No one will notice anything else.  Hire a merry maid for a day to do the general house cleaning. Have kids.  Put them to work.  Always include children in prep and cooking.  Making memories folks.  Mom or Dad can't do it all.  TGD is about community.

Need more seating?  Rent or borrow from family and friends. 

Turkey Tips

Don't be stressed about the turkey.  Easiest thing to cook in the world.  Still a little frozen?  Keep it in the wrapper and place it in a clean sink or a large tub with cold tap and turn it periodically changing the water if it gets warm.  This speeds the defrost.  And don't forget to pull the giblet and parts bag out of the inside gavities.  The bags are usually located in the inside gavity and at the front under the neck flap.   Purchasing at the last minute, go for a fresh or fully cooked turkey.  Avoid discounted frozen turkeys you may run into a bad one.  Your turkey is the featured player so buy a good one.

What do you do with those parts.  If the heart,liver gizard etc look rich in color they can be prepared to use in the stuffing or deep fried etc.  If not, toss out.  The neck and tail numb you will remove from the base of spine of the bird are good to boil with the organ parts in about five cups of water with an onion cut in half,some stalks of celery with the leaves and a carrot for broth for gravy and use in stuffing.  Boil and then simmer for a 2-3 hours to render the flavor  from the meat and the fat from the skin. Strain out the solids and save the organ meats except for the gizzard and throw out the tail.  De skin the neck and some of the meat can be pulled off and chopped fine to use in the stuffing.  If the  heart is tender finely chop it and the other organ meats  and it also can be used in the stuffing.

What seasoning means TG?  Sage.  Sage is that key seasoning that permeates stuffing,turkey and gravies.  One of the best turkey seasonings around is Bell's Turkey Seasoning.  It has a heavy accent of sage and that's what makes it great on and in your turkey, stuffing and gravy.  Now I know  you may prefer cajun or injectables, or sweet rather than savory sauces, but for the old fashioned Momma style Sage is the Daddy of TG flavors.

Turkey seasoning is simple salt,pepper,paprika and bells turkey seasoning or sage inside and out after you put a little olive oil on the outside of the bird so the seasonings stick.  Many injectable seasonings are available as well as sweet and savory glazes for the end of cooking.  If you stuff don't over stuff and pack in the stuffing.  Lightly put in a few tablespoons and put the rest of the stuffing in a baking dish to cook in the oven.  Remember stuffing the bird lengthens the cooking time and only stuff just before you put it in the oven.  Any turkey will come with temp,time baking instructions based on weight.  make sure you write down the weight and when you put the turkey into the oven.  Many turkeys come with pop up timers but use a meat thermometer periodically to test for doness.  Try to avoid opening and closing the oven too much it will lengthen the cooking time.  Figure on basting about every 45 minutes and that is about the time to look at the meat thermometer.  Also remember when choosing the bird  the  smaller the turkey the tenderer the bird.  Buying two small birds for a larger group can be a good thing.  Cook one the day before pouring the juices over the cut up parts in a reheatable dish and cover tightly and refrigerate.  Cook the second bird the day of for presentation and smell.  You'll have 4 legs and thighs and 4 wings and everyone will be happy.  Also consider using a large roaster cooker and cook both birds at the same time.  When open roasting in a roasting pan remember to tent the breast top and put some foil over the legs and wing area as they cook so they don't over cook.  When checking temp remember that the turkey will continue to cook as it rests before slicing so if it's about 5 degrees under temp that's not a bad thing.  If it's five over it may be a little dry but gravy is wonderful thing.  Don't be afraid to use Turkey size cooking bags to cook your turkey.  This is a great way for newbee's to have a moist Turkey.

If you don't have one, invest in an electric knife or borrow one. It makes for even cuts and easy cutting of the Turkey.

If you are making pies and stuffing do it the day before.  Traditional pumpkin has time to cool and you can papertowel off any beaded sugar moisture before  refrigerating.  Keep fruit pies out of the frig and place in a secured location with a little foil lightly on top after it is completely cooled to keep the crust crispy.  This goes for baked frozen fruit pies as well.

Don't be afraid to ask guests to bring something like rolls,corn bread, vegetable casseroles,salads,deserts etc.  It lighten's the burden for you and really captures the real meaning of the first thanksgiving and keeps family and friend recipes alive.  Suggest they bring a copy of their recipe to share with the other guests.

For hosts on the go with little time supermarkets have a variety of time savers such as seasonal side dishes ready for the microwave from Bob Evans ,Country Crock or the Deli like stuffing, mashed potatoes,greenbean casserole etc.  As I said before precooked turkeys available for reheat are also available.  Consider cooking just a Turkey Breast or a Turkey Roast.

Gravy can be a thing.  It doesn't have to be.  Use a jared sauce or dry gravy packet and add some of the juices from the bird in the gravy and add some pepper and some bells turkey seasoning or sage and your sauce will taste from scratch.  Always make twice to three times the amount of gravy you think you will need because folks like it on turkey,stuffing,potatoes, and biscuits.  Rule of thumb you can never have enough gravy.  Keep a pot on the stove warm and covered to refill and reheat the gravy service.

Mashed potatoes are easy.  Plan on 5lbs for 8-10 people 10 for a larger group.  Red Potatoes or Yukon Gold seem to be the best choices and the creamest.  Pick large ones for less peeling. This is a great job for guests and kids to participate.  Go a dollar store and pick up more than one of those slip style peelers and instruct. And reserve the knive and cubing to a more experienced volunteer. Drop the cut up potatoes in the boiling pot filled with cold water.Then boil in water after peeling cutting up into uniform med pieces untill a fork breaks them apart.  Drain the water and mash with a masher or hand mixer untill lump free add a stick of real butter for every five lbs and then add about a can of condensed mik slowly mixing with a mixer untill the potatoes make peaks.  Remember not to go too thin because gravy will be added .  Add salt and pepper to taste.  I use white pepper so as not to put off folks with a black pepper avoidance issue.  For more flavor or creaminess you can use sourcream or fresh smashed roasted garlic.  But again remember gravy is going to be poured on this so there is a lot of seasoning that is going to be on these potatoes.  Got your potatoes too thin or using mashed potatoes from a store bought turkey dinner kit.  Instant potatoes can be added to warm mashed to thicken the consistancy.

Stuffing Tips

Stuffing is easy today with all the stuffing kits available from stove top to pepperidge farm.  And drying out in a low oven any stale bread like hot dog buns etc. to add makes for an economical dish.  Everyone has different traditions but if you are looking for standard you can add small chopped sauted in butter celery,and onions and then fold in a fresh diced apple with skin on and sprinkled with lemon juice along with enough cups of chicken or turkey broth to saturate the bread moist but not soggy based on the cups of bread crumbs you are using. This is also the time to add any meat from the Turkey or sausage etc . Fold in a beaten egg and season with salt,pepper to taste , a teaspoon of sugar and a tablespoon of Bell's seasoning or sage and a tablespoon of parsley.(Note if you are using stove top or preseasoned stuffing mixtures all you may need is a little salt and pepper and a hint more of sage.  Folks also add things like Pinenuts,rehydrated craisins or raisins etc.   Cover and let that mixture rest in the mixing bowl in the frig for the flavors to go through and moisture to permeate.  When ready see if any more liquid needs to be added or additional bread crumbs.  Remember not to overmix your stuffing fold in additions and handle lightly.  It should be fluffy.  Place in a greased baking dish and top with a few dabs of butter and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40-50 minutes.  Check it at thirty minutes. This is baked when the turkey has been removed from the oven.   When complete let rest a bit before serving.  And as I said before the stuffing can be made a day a head and refrigerated and baked the day of after the Turkey has finished baking.

Tips for making Pumpkin pie. 

To take the pie up a notch.  Use part brown sugar for the sugar.  Add a tablespoon of black strap molasses.  Add two tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice and for thicker more satisfying texture rather than runny add a tablespoon of all purpose flour.  Don't overbake or freeze that is what causes crust seperation. 


Turkey Day Schedule

Monday

Shop for all things needed.
If purchasing frozen turkey put in lower part of frig and let defrost.

Tuesday

Clean house and set up tables and chairs

Wednesday

Clean turkey remove the giblet and neck bone bags.  Make broth from parts.  Season up bird  and place in roaster and cover with plastic tightly and refrigerate so seasoning can marry with bird.  Do not stuff bird at this time.  If bird and pan won't fit.  just wrap bird in plastic wrap and place in large bag.  You will have to season lightly on outside when unwrapping to place in roaster for cooking day.

Bake Pies

Prepare stuffing and cover and refrigerate mixing bowl.


Set the tables


Turkey Day morning.

Preheat oven.

Have breakfast and put the Turkey in oven at appropriate time.

Shower and change along with fam.  Don't forget aprons for all those cooking.

About an hour and a half before the Turkey is done peel and cut potatoes  and place in water and boil.

Get a pan for the gravy. 

Get a carving station ready for the Turkey. 

Finish making the mashed potatoes place in covered server and hold in a warm area.

When turkey is done take out and remove some of the juices and place in gravy  pot.

Remove stuffing from bird if any and place in covered serving dish to stay warm.

Cover turkey let it rest. 

Place remaining stuffing  in casserole dish along with any others and bake for 30-45 minutes.

Make the gravy leave in the cooking pot covered on warm.

Cut up the turkey and place in large serving container.  Pour the remaining juices over the bird and cover.

When casseroles are complete remove them and place on hot pads to rest. 

The best way to serve is buffet style for groups larger than 4.  Remember elderly or infirm guests still need to be served.  This is a great thing for older kids to participat in as well as more able guests.  Delegate.  Tell the older folks to to take a seat and take their orders.  A list of available things on the menu is great to have at every table on either side and things like drinks can be placed on table ahead of the meal placement.

Beverages should be kept simple like water,iced tea sweetened and unsweetened,hot tea, milk, coffee.  I don't recommend hard liquor.  But if guests want to bring beer or wine to share that can be allowed.  Drunkeness should not be a part of any large gathering or party.  It's not funny and doesn't set a good example for young ones.  Smokers should be directed outside where a table with ashtrays and chairs should be available.  This is for the comfort of other non smoking guests and health of little ones.

I hope some of these tips are of a help.  If you have tips to share please leave a comment.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving and this Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of you.

Websites of Interest. 



http://www.bellsseasonings.com/

Bob Evans Seasoned Homestyle Stuffing

http://bobevans.com/Grocery/Category/6/Mashed-Potatoes-Sides


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http://www.butterball.com/











http://www.mccormick.com/


http://www.mrssmiths.com/



http://www.kraftbrands.com/stovetop/



http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/


Hawaiian Sweet Bread Rolls 12 Pack
http://www.kingshawaiian.com/


http://www.oceanspray.com/

Monday, November 14, 2011

Energy Crisis,What Energy Crisis?



Sent in by cousin.



OIL - You better be sitting down when you read this !!!!!!
As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just 6 months ago.
They send every Kenworth (9 trucks) we had here in Alaska to North Dakota and several drivers.
They just bought two new Kenworth's to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it.
They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for that division.
Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years.
Williston is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms available.
Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked.
See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling North Dakota's economy?

Here's an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest.
The host said to Forbes, "I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer;
how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?" Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, "more than all the Middle East put together."
The U. S.. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big.
It was a revised report (hadn't been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota,
western South Dakota, and extreme eastern Montana.

Check THIS out:
The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, and has the potential to
eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates
it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel,
we're looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion.

"When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor.
They had no idea.." says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature's financial analyst.

"This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years," reportsThe Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
It's a formation known as the Williston Basin, but is more commonly referred to as the 'Bakken.'
It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada.
For years, U. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end.
Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago.
However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's massive reserves,
and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil,
those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL !!!!!!

That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight.
And if THAT didn't throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it's from 2006 !!!!!!
U.. S. Oil Discovery - Largest Reserve in the World
Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006
Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world.
It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction.
In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted.
With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?
They reported this stunning news:
We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.
Here are the official estimates:
8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia

18 times as much oil as Iraq

21 times as much oil as Kuwait

22 times as much oil as Iran

500 times as much oil as Yemen
and it's all right here in the Western United States !!!!!!
HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy. WHY?

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we've got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East, more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The Denver Post.
Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price even with this find? Think again! It's all about the competitive marketplace, it has to.
Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?
Got your attention yet? Now, while you're thinking about it, do this:
Pass this along. If you don't take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time
you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.
Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to every one in your address book.

By the way, this can be verified. Check it out at the link below !!!!!!
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911 <http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911>
Curz Construction:http://www.cruzconstruct.com/services..php <http://www.cruzconstruct..com/services.php>

Obama's Wag the Dog

R E A D A N D D E C I D E
THE EXECUTION OF SEAL TEAM SIX (PART 1)
Posted on August 7, 2011 <http://texasfred.net/archives/11470> by TexasFred <http://texasfred.net/archives/author/texasfred>
As my longtime readers know, I rarely post a story in its entirety, I use a few paragraphs and base my commentary on the story as I take it apart one piece at a time.
This story is from Ann Barnhardt at Barnhardt.biz
Commodity Brokerage <http://barnhardt.biz/index.cfm> and is presented in full with NO commentary from me needed, other than to say, this is posted with the full permission of Ms. Barnhardt and I thank her kindly for taking my call and allowing me to use HER excellent work!
THE EXECUTION OF SEAL TEAM SIX (PART 1)
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - AUGUST 6, AD 2011 4:08 PM MST
You're damn right I said it.
On May 5th I had an email conversation with a retired military man with spook contacts. All were in total agreement that the Bin Laden episode was pure theater. The SEALS were sent into a compound as evidenced by the lost chopper on site. But Osama Bin Laden wasn't in that compound. Osama Bin Laden has been dead for years. Bin Laden had a genetic condition that caused renal failure (this genetic condition is common among deeply inbred Saudi arab muslims). Bin Laden had been on dialysis BEFORE 9/11. Dialysis is difficult enough for people in first world countries who can have it done in outstanding facilities. Bin Laden was having it done either in caves or in homes post 9/11. People in renal failure having dialysis done in fricking caves do NOT live for ten more years. Period. There was no dialysis equipment found in the compound the SEALS raided on May 2. Of course there wasn't. Bin Laden wasn't in that compound because Bin Laden has been dead for years.
This is why the "body" was declared "positively identified" faster than any known DNA testing process in existence - and this DNA testing was carried out not in a lab mind you, but inside Chinook and/or V-22 Osprey helos en route to the USS Carl Vinson. The body was then dumped into the Indian Ocean in a mad dash to ensure that "burial" took place within 24 hours of death in order to "honor" musloid burial traditions. Not a single picture of the so-called "Bin Laden corpse" has ever been released - and never will.
The entire Bin Laden episode was stagecraft. It was pure theater that was designed to give Obama a boost in the polls and give distraction and cover. Distract from what? Cover from what?
April 20, 2011: The release date of Dr. Jerome Corsi's book, "Where's the Birth Certificate" is announced as May 17, and pre-sales begin on Amazon.com. Corsi's work is known to be extremely thorough and meticulous. Within hours, Corsi's book is #1 on Amazon.com - fully 28 days before its release. The Obama regime is panicked.
April 27, 2011: In order to diffuse and undercut the Corsi book, the Obama regime releases a PDF image purported to be a scan of his original long-form Hawaiian birth certificate. Within hours, thousands of graphic designers, many of whom are self-professed Obama voters and supporters, isolate and demonstrate with dozens of objective proof sets that the PDF released by the Obama regime is not just a forgery, but an astoundingly incompetent and obvious forgery.
April 27 through May 2: The Obama regime is now in a blind panic. Deeming it too risky, instead of commissioning the forged birth certificate from document and photo illustration experts within the CIA or NSA, the Obama regime instead farmed the project off on someone inside the White House with a functional but middling knowledge of photo illustration programs. To the thoroughly inexpert eyes of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett, the forged certificate file appeared extremely convincing, and was thus released with fanfare. Within hours, they knew that they had not only made a mistake, but a massive mistake that could land them all in prison. The forger was so incompetent that he/she didn't even flatten the image thus compressing and masking the component layers before posting it. And that was just the tip of the iceberg of glaring flaws and errors. The mainstream press was, so far, completely complicit in the cover-up of the forgery, but Rathergate proved that if the forgery debunking generated any mainstream traction whatsoever, the end could come swiftly. The Obama regime needed a big distraction and they needed it fast. They had been planning on holding the staged Bin Laden capture and killing until 2012 - for the thick of the campaign, and perhaps as an "October Surprise", but it would have to be moved up to now.
May 2, 2011: The Bin Laden operation occurs. In all likelihood, a low-to-mid level Taliban or insurgent leader is killed.
May 3, 2011: Within hours, Vice President Joe Biden destroys any notions of OPSEC and bellows to the entire world in public remarks at a dinner at the Ritz Carlton that the Bin Laden raid was carried out by "the SEALS". Within hours Obama regime had gleefully leaked that the raid was carried out by "SEAL Team 6", also known as DEVGRU. Up until this point in history, all DEVGRU activities and information had been highly classified. Now the term "SEAL Team 6" was blasted across every newspaper in the world, with Disney even moving to trademark the name. The Obama regime wanted the ENTIRE WORLD to know the name "SEAL Team 6".
May 5, 2011: As I said earlier, I conversed with retired military contact with spook contacts regarding the obvious theatrics of the Bin Laden episode and the need for a cover-up by the Obama regime. The conversation ended with the following exchange: Ann: I'm on the US Military casualty email list. It would be NO PROBLEM to "hide" casualties. It's a steady stream out of Afghanistan.
Contact: look for training accidents in the eastern mountains.
May 6, 2011: Obama travels to Ft. Campbell, KY to openly "meet and congratulate" SEAL Team 6 members. This receives huge press coverage, and the press declares the incident "a huge boost [for Obama] going into 2012." Video citation here:
Full Post and video here:
Barnhardt.biz
Commodity Brokerage
THE EXECUTION OF SEAL TEAM SIX (PART 2)
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - AUGUST 6, AD 2011 4:07 PM MST
August 6, 2011: A Chinook helo is shot down in Tangi, Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Within hours, before family notifications could possibly have been completed, global press accounts positively confirm that 22 of the 30 Americans killed were not just SEALS, but members of SEAL Team 6. Again, DEVGRU operations have been, up until now, highly classified. Today, the Obama regime made a point of immediately revealing the unit identities of the SPECOPS forces among the dead.
In the past, DEVGRU men and other SPECOPS men have been killed in action, but their missions were so secret and so crucial to OPSEC that their deaths were covered-up by the government and attributed to such things as "training accidents" and the like - and I have no problem with that. These men understand going in to intense units such as DEVGRU that OPSEC is paramount, that they will never be publicly acknowledged for their heroism, and that if they are killed or captured in action, the government will lie about that in order to protect OPSEC and to prevent the enemy from gaining a propaganda and morale coup. Compare that reality with what happened today. The Obama regime distributed this information, and the Obama regime's lapdog press instantly splashed headlines declaring this as the Taliban's "REVENGE" for the "death of Bin Laden." As I write this now, the Drudge Report headline in bright red reads, "REVENGE: SEALS WHO GOT OSAMA KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN."
I'll say what everyone else is thinking but is too scared to say. The Obama regime is almost certainly directly complicit in these deaths. The time, location and most especially, the PASSENGERS in the Chinook were passed to the Taliban. Additionally, you can't take out a Chinook with small arms fire or even standard RPGs such as the Taliban use. The Taliban needed serious weaponry to take this helo down, and that serious weaponry needed to be in exactly the right spot at exactly the right time, ready to fire.
Why would the Obama regime kill Americans? I think the question is, why WOULDN'T the Obama regime kill Americans? The Obama regime is composed of Marxist-Leninist psychopaths. A glancing, superficial survey of 20th century history shows one glaring fact above all others: MARXISTS MURDER PEOPLE WITHOUT COMPUNCTION. Marxists also hate Americans, by definition.
Three tacks:
1. The men on board the Chinook may have been the same men who participated or had direct knowledge of the staged Bin Laden raid and were killed to permanently silence them. See my email exchange of May 5 above.
2. These DEVGRU men were killed to send a signal to the surviving DEVGRU men who carried out the Bin Laden raid to keep their mouths shut.
3. Certainly, the release of the unit identity of the dead within hours - before even family notification could have been made (which requires an IN PERSON visit to the family, remember) was an obvious bow to Al Qaeda, the Taliban and the entire muslim world. This event was INSTANTLY propagandized by the Obama media as "revenge" exacted for Bin Laden's death. And remember, Bin Laden has been dead for many years. The raid of May 2 was pure stagecraft to distract the world from the release of the forged Obama birth certificate.
I am not a conspiracy theorist. I can't stand Alex Jones or any 9/11 truther. I have turned down dozens of interviews with such types. In fact, I am a huge believer in the Lex Parsimoniae, which is sometimes called "Occam's Razor", which states that the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one. I teach this as part of my job, namely that the cattle markets are neither manipulated nor impossible to operate within at a profit. The reality is that the cattle industry participants do not make money because they are functionally incompetent. It is very, very simple. True conspiracies are very rare.
This entire Obama situation is a conspiracy, and I say that without the slightest hesitation. Obama is not a citizen of the United States, he is a puppet front for a cabal of Marxist-Leninists including Soros, Ayers, Dohrn, Strong, Jarrett and many, many others. These people are enemies of the United States. These people are deeply psychologically damaged, and are capable of ordering people murdered in order to protect themselves and increase their own power. The three dead homosexual black men from Trinity United Church of Christ, Young, Bland and Spencer, all of whom were sexually linked to Barack Obama, were probably the first people specifically murdered by the Obama regime. The hundreds of Mexicans and the two American agents Terry and Zapata were murdered by Operation Fast and Furious in order to advance and increase the power of the Obama regime. These SEALS and the others on board that Chinook today were almost certainly betrayed and murdered by the Obama regime.
Why did the Obama regime immediately reveal the unit identity of the SPECOPS forces involved in the first place, despite the fact that DEVGRU was highly classified? Why was the personnel composition of the Chinook released IMMEDIATELY today after the helo went down - before even family notifications could be made? WHY? Why would you hand your enemy, Al Qaeda and the Taliban, a massive propaganda coup? WHY?
I'll tell you why. Because the Obama regime IS THE ENEMY. They are Marxist tyrants who hold the lives of Americans not just cheap, but in scathing contempt. They will say anything, they will do anything, and they will murder ANYONE in order to protect themselves and consolidate and increase their power. Please, I beg you, for the love of God and all that is good in this world, read the history of the Soviet Union. Read about Lenin and Stalin and how they murdered people without any hesitation. Read about how Hitler was constantly ordering the murder of his own officers. Read about Communist China. Read about Mao and the millions upon tens of millions of murders he ordered. Read about the killing fields of the Communist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia led by Pol Pot. PLEASE. Marxists MURDER PEOPLE. That is what they do. The Obama regime is MARXIST to the bone. If the Obama regime is not stopped, the 30 Americans murdered today in Afghanistan will be just the beginning. I promise you that.
Here, again, is the clip of Larry Grathwohl, who infiltrated the Weather Underground Marxist terrorist organization in the 1970s. The Weather Underground was founded by Obama's political godfather, communist mentor (along with Frank Marshall Davis), murderer, and ghostwriter of "Dreams From My Father", Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn. In this interview, taped in 1980 while Obama was still just an unknown undergrad foreign scholarship student at Occidental College, Grathwohl describes the leadership of the Weather Underground (which is Ayers and Dohrn) discussing what will be done with the "unreformable, diehard capitalists" once they have overthrown the government of the United States. The answer is extermination in camps in the Southwest. The estimated total that would need to be killed? 25 million, which was 10% of the population at the time. Ayers & Dohrn already have overthrown the government of the United States via their puppet protégé, Barack Obama. They have guaranteed that the economy will collapse. The only thing left for them to do is suspend the Constitution and open the camps. I'll see you there!

Are You Really Sure You Want to Vote Obama in Again?

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According to  Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post 

The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press'.



From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.



General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.



The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...



During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".

NOW GET THIS !!

'Senator' Obama replied:

"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American

flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."

(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)

Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of waring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ...."





When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".



"Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside . I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path..My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "

Yes, you read it right.

I, for one, am speechless!!!


Second thoughts?

The Truth About the Super Committee's Plans as Proposed by Obama




From the AP Wire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as 55 million Social Security recipients are about to get their first benefit increase in three years, Congress is looking at reducing future raises by adopting a new measure of inflation that also would increase taxes for most families — the biggest impact falling on those with low incomes.
If adopted across the government, the inflation measure would have widespread ramifications. Future increases in veterans' benefits and pensions for federal workers and military personnel would be smaller. And over time, fewer people would qualify for Medicaid, Head Start, food stamps, school lunch programs and home heating assistance than under the current measure.
Taxes would go up by $60 billion over the next decade because annual adjustments to the tax brackets would be smaller, resulting in more people jumping into higher tax brackets because their wages rose faster than the new inflation measure. Annual increases in the standard deduction and personal exemptions would become smaller.
Despite fierce opposition from seniors groups, the proposal is gaining momentum in part because it would let policymakers gradually cut benefits and increase taxes in a way that might not be readily apparent to most Americans. Changes at first would be small — the Social Security increase would be cut by just a few dollars in the first year.
But the impact, as well as savings to the government, would grow over time, generating about $200 billion in the first decade and much more after that.
The proposal to adopt a new Consumer Price Index was floated by the Obama administration during deficit reduction talks in the summer. Now, it is one of the few options supported by both Democratic and Republican members of a joint supercommittee in Congress working to reduce government borrowing.
The committee of six Democrats and six Republicans is struggling to come up with a plan to reduce government red ink by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Changing the inflation index alone would put them a sixth of the way there.
"I think the thought process behind this is, slip this in, people won't understand it," said Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Richtman's group is spending about $2 million on radio, TV and direct mail ads to fight cuts in Social Security and Medicare. His message to Congress: "Don't believe that taking this approach to cutting Social Security will not be noticed. You will pay for it."
A TV ad by AARP puts it this way: "We are 50 million seniors who earned our benefits, and you will be hearing from us today — and on Election Day."
The inflation measure under consideration is called the Chained Consumer Price Index, or chained CPI. On average, the measure shows a lower level of inflation than the more widely used CPI for All Urban Consumers.
Many economists argue that the chained CPI is more accurate because it assumes that as prices increase, consumers switch to lower cost alternatives, reducing the amount of inflation they experience.
For example, if the price of beef increases while the price of pork does not, people will buy more pork. Or, as opponents mockingly argue, if the price of home heating oil goes up, people will turn down their heat and wear more sweaters.
A report by the Moment of Truth Project, a group formed to promote the deficit reduction package produced by President Barack Obama's deficit commission late last year, supports a new inflation measure. "Rather than serving to raise taxes and cut benefits, switching to the chained CPI would simply be fulfilling the mission of properly adjusting for cost of living," it argues.
The new measure would reduce Social Security cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs, by an average of 0.3 percentage points each year, according to the Social Security Administration. Next year's increase, the first since 2009, will be 3.6 percent, starting in January.
Under the chained CPI, yearly benefits for a typical 65-year-old would be about $136 less, according to an analysis of Social Security data. At age 75, annual benefits under the new index would be $560 less. At 85, the cut would be $984 a year, and at 95, the annual income loss would amount to $1,392.
"For someone in the first year, it may not seem a lot," said AARP's David Certner. "But as people get older and then they get poorer and more reliant on Social Security, the cut gradually gets larger and larger."
In all, adopting the chained CPI would reduce Social Security benefits by $112 billion over the next decade. Federal civilian and military pensions would be $24 billion lower, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
If adopted across the government, fewer people would be eligible for many anti-poverty programs because the poverty level also would increase at a lower rate each year. That would result in fewer people living below the official poverty line, despite having the same income.
The tax increases would hit low-income families the hardest, while high-income taxpayers would see smaller changes. The wealthiest taxpayers already pay taxes at the highest marginal rate, currently 35 percent.
For example, by 2021, taxpayers making between $10,000 and $20,000 would see a 14.5 percent increase in their federal taxes with a chained CPI, according to an analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation. Taxpayers making more than $1 million would get a tax increase of 0.1 percent.
Despite the political backlash, some lawmakers see the new inflation measure as a way to help break the deadlock in Washington over tax increases and cuts in benefit programs. Most Republicans adamantly oppose tax increases, while Democrats have said they won't support benefit cuts without a substantial increase in revenue.
Rep. Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat who serves on the supercommittee, helped lead the fight over the summer against adopting the chained CPI. But in an interview last week, he wouldn't rule out supporting a package that included it.
"If you're going to simply try to save money by changing the CPI, you can do that," Becerra said. "But then be up front and tell seniors what you're doing. You're throwing them under the bus to save money."

Outlawing Free Expression of Faith a Fresh Perspective

Ten Commandments Court


Cousin does it again

THE LAW IS THE LAW!

I really love this one.
This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time !
I hope this makes its way around the USA several times over !!!!!
So, Be It !

THE LAW IS THE LAW

So "if" the US government determines that it is against the
law for the words
" under God " to be on our money, then, so be it.

And "if" that same government decides that the
" Ten Commandments "
are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a
law abiding US citizen.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that
smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the
American public's best interests at heart.

BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE ?

Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and
cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings,
I don't believe the Government
(Federal, State and Local)
and its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas
celebrations which honor the God that our government is
eliminating from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday,
Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the" US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas,
Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays."
After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to
not have to worry about getting home for the"Christmas Break."
After all it's just another day.

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved,
if all government offices & services would work on Christmas,
Good Friday &Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those
would be
just like any other day of the week
to a government that is trying to be " politically correct. "

In fact....

I think that our government should work on Sundays
(initially set aside for worshipping God....) because, after all, our government says that it should be just another day....

What do you all think ????

If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials
will stop giving in to the " minority opinions " and begin, once again,
to represent the " majority " of ALL of the American people.
SO BE IT...........

Please Dear Lord,
Give us the help needed to keep you in our country !
'Amen' and 'Amen'

Touche!!!!!

These are definitely things I never thought about but from now on,
I will be sure to question those in government
who support these changes.

At the top, it says,
" I hope this makes its way around the USA
several times over !!!! "

Let's see that it does.

Good Journalists Connect the Dots



Another great bit sent in by cousin.


Whaaaaaaaaaaaat a coincidence!


Hey, this is great! Imagine the odds of this happening.
Do you know the park in NYC that the Wall Street protesters are occupying?

Zucotti Park.

Did you know this park is not owned by the city?

It is owned by Brookfield Properties.

Who was just hired by Brookfield Properties as an attorney?

Vice President Joe Biden's son.

Who sits on the board of Brookfield Properties?

Mayor Bloomberg's live-in girlfriend.

Now, guess what company just received some of the last of the Obama Stimulus$$$$$$$.

Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, Brookfield Properties.

Isn't life great!
Hey, on a completely unrelated note, Wisconsin is shaping up to be the swing state in the 2012 presidential elections. Not Florida. Not Ohio. But Wisconsin.
Now, guess who owns the company that will be tabulating the electronic votes in Wisconsin.

Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, the biggest contributor to Obama, George Soros.

Whaaaaaaaat a coincidence!
Remember what Stalin said. "He who votes does not have power. He who count the votes has power".

Talking Points for GOP Candidates



This just in from my cousin....

THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THIS CALCULATION IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY COLLECTED THEIR

SOCIAL SECURITY! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

This was sent to me, I am forwarding it because it does touch a nerve in me.

This is another example of what Rick Perry called "TREASON in high places"!
Get angry and pass this on!

Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500.

If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98.

If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.

The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever had.

Entitlement my ass, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!

Congressional benefits ---- free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement entitlements?

We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless

In the last months we have provided aid to
Haiti, Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan... former home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Adding It All Up



 Statistics worth knowing

*There are actually two messages here. The 1st points out the
incredible _benefits_ of Universal Healthcare and is very
interesting; the 2nd is absolutely astounding - and explains a
lot.**

*1.***A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very
interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations
International Health Organization.**

*Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years
after diagnosis:*
**U.S. 65%**
**England 46%**
*Canada 42%*

*Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received
treatment within six months:*
**U.S. 93%**
**England 15%**
*Canada 43%*

*Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it
within six months:*
**U.S. 90%**
**England 15%**
*Canada 43%*

*Percentage referred to a medical specialist*
*who see one within one month:*
**U.S. 77%**
**England 40%**
*Canada 43%*

*Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool ) per million
people:*
**U.S. 71**
**England 14**
*Canada 18*

*Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are
in "excellent health":*
**U..S. 12%**
**England 02%**
*Canada 06%*

*_
*Check this last set of statistics!!*_***


**2.**The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had
worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment
to the cabinet. **

*Here are the percentages.*
*T. Roosevelt................... 38%*
*Taft............................... 40%*
*Wilson .......................... 52%*
*Harding.......................... 49%*
*Coolidge....................... 48%*
*Hoover ......................... 42%*
*F. Roosevelt...................50%*
*Truman........................ 50%*
*Johnson........................ 47%*
*Nixon............................ 53%*
*Ford............................. 42%*
*Carter........................... 32%*
*Reagan..........................86%*
*GH Bush....................... 51%*
*Clinton ......................... 39%*
*GW Bush...................... 55%*

*And the winner is:*

**Obama..................8%**

**This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration:
only 8% of them have ever worked in a job not supported by tax
money!**

*That's right! Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the
last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big
corporations how to run /their/ business? They know what's best
for GM, Chrysler , Wall Street, and you and me?*

*How can the president of a major nation and society, the one
with the most successful economic system in world history, stand
and talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about
jobs when he has never really had one? And when it's the same
for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent
most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit
jobs or as "community organizers." They should have been in an
employment line.*


*Pass this on! We'll NEVER see these facts in the main stream
media. *

/"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that
you will be governed by your inferiors." Plato"