Thursday, November 29, 2012


By Penny Alesi
This Saturday is World AIDS Day. In my opinion, a very good reason to publish Jack Idema's death certificate. This should be a painful reminder to everyone that AIDS is fatal, and to practice safe sex. In the United States, even if a person dies of an opportunistic infection as a result of being infected with AIDS, the cause of death typically will not say that. The cause of death will usually be complications due to pneumonia, undisclosed illness, or coronary related. 
Jack Idema decided in his sick, convoluted, twisted mind to take as many people he could with him while he was ill. I am HIV positive because of my stupidity and Idema's selfishness. I really thought I was ready to put all this behind me when Jack Idema died this past January. 
Sadly, this is not so. Recently, I have come upon information that unfortunately, for me and others, is quite tragic. I won't even begin to speculate how many more people this is also a tragedy for. When I told the individuals that I know he infected along with me; their reaction was disbelief, grief, and anger.
I had always been under the impression that he had acquired HIV/AIDS in Mexico. To say that I am pissed is an understatement. I cannot fathom any reason that anyone could do this. Believe me when I say any precious moments that he & I shared that were good; have all been eradicated because of this new information. I am past mad and past shocked. Just as I thought I had a new start, again I have had the rug pulled out from underneath me. I now know that he had been positive since 2004. 
I can't say it enough to everyone----------use a CONDOM! One indiscretion can cause death. Just as I thought I had a new start, again I have had the rug pulled out from underneath me. He had told several people before he died that he, and members of Task Force Saber 7, were sodomized and beaten repeatedly upon their arrest in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 5, 2004. They were infected with HIV and other STD's at that time. 
The State Department confirms this as well. This is another reason that he turned traitor because he was willing to do anything to stop the torture. His explanation was that no matter what your sexual preference is, when it is against your will it is rape. 
Obviously, I was very troubled by this revelation for many reasons. I had a relationship with this man and he never told me, yet he knew the whole time. As did other individuals, involved with the whole Afghanistan drama, who I shall not name. My fault was not protecting myself in the beginning and believing him. And he was raped and suffered major pain, yet when he raped me and I filed charges that should have been a whole different scenario. It wasn't. 
I did tell everyone to get tested because of the activities that were taking place while I was and wasn't there. So he was HIV positive in 2004, and had a car accident on September 17, 2009, which put his immune system in full blown AIDS. In my mind, the numbers never added up properly and it always bugged me. I wanted answers but now that I have them, well, let's just say be careful of what you wish for. Hopefully, this will prove to everyone that he did, indeed, die of AIDS. The cause of death says Síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SI DA), which means AIDS in Spanish. 
Also, now that he has passed and no one is afraid of being sued or killed, people are coming out to relieve their consciences and get rid of their guilt regarding his last few months on earth. It seems that he & his beard, Elaine Roach, as well as some male guests, still were living large with the drugs. So large, that a month before he passed, the drug dealers wanted their money and were sick of waiting on it. Elaine decided to give away the decrepit jeep and a small jet ski boat to the dealers to keep them away till she could escape to Canada. She also sold two of his swords to get money to get a cab and a one way ticket out of Mexico. Elaine Roach bolted from CasaArabi/CasaBlanca on Friday January 6, 2012. 
An anonymous source who helped Elaine get her belongings out, says that she was so disgusted with Jack's lies, that she poured out all the clean water, threw out what little food was left and grabbed a small pouch of coke for the ride to the airport. The next day, Jack hobbled over to a neighbor's house, using a broomstick for a crutch, begging for water. The neighbor gave him some and said he looked like he was about to die right then and there. She said he was talking about how he thought he had swine flu and all he needed was a good antibiotic and he'd be fine. 
Jack was so weak by then and had ADC (AIDS dementia complex). He saw a doctor in Chetumal in early Dec. 2011, who told him that he had little time left and if there was any possible way at all, he should go back to the States to try to get some kind of relief. His answer to the doctor was that he didn't have a cent to his name and if he did, he was not going to risk the journey because he was going to wind up in jail. He gave up his citizenship and there was no free medical care for him because he was never a recognized member of any American armed forces. 
The death certificate says Idema died on Saturday January 21. I don't believe that to be the truth. Sources have told me that by the time the police went to CasaArabi, his body was showing significant decomposition. The odor was overwhelming, his skin was decaying and was a greenish/gray color. His face and body bloated, and the flies were everywhere, with maggots around his track marks. The last time he was seen on Skype was Monday January 16. I called him Friday January 20 and the phone just rang. 
Eyewitnesses tell me he was dead before Saturday January 21. The house was looted while he was dying because he was too weak to stop them. Elaine had also allowed Nina & Tinka to be taken. As I have written before, I spoke with Jack on Tuesday January 10. 

Obviously, I did not know all I know now. I still would have helped get Nina & Tinka to safety with Elena and David, but I would not have been so kind to him on the phone. No matter how many times I mull it over, I cannot excuse what he did to me and others. He KNEW he was positive but didn't care. He spread this virus to I couldn't even begin to imagine how many men and women. Knowingly and intentionally. And the fact that he was infected years earlier, makes it even more devastating.
How many others were infected in Dubai and England (his two stops before Mexico)? And what about those who knew when he was released from Polacharki? How come they never said anything? In my mind, that makes them as guilty as him. The charges that I filed on July 30, 2010, were swept under the carpet. He got away with what he did to me. I said then he was infecting men and women, and no one took it seriously. Well, what about now? Doesn't say a whole lot about my government or the Mexican government. Especially my government who knew he was infected and didn't bother to extradite him here to face charges of what he did to me. 
The Mexican government is just as bad, when you consider the fact that he was in Mexico illegally, dealing drugs and arms, and infecting their people with a bunch of fatal viruses. Did they think he was just not worth the effort or was it that all of us that he infected was not worth the effort? I would love to have someone answer that question for me. Especially now. The death certificate proves it. 
Wonder what the Idema Fan Club groupies think of this. I already know what one of Idema's lawyers think, but I am curious about the others. The real shysters that stuck with Jack through thick and thin until the heat came down on them. 
Anyway, that is all for the next installment, which is the going to be the final one for me. I apologize in advance to anyone who might think this is an irrelevant story. 
Please understand that in this world of reality TV which seems to grab everyone's attention, I feel this is an important reality story that needs to be told. I cannot say it enough------everyone use a condom! AIDS does not discriminate. Homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transgender, young, old, white, black, hispanic, male, female------------doesn't matter. HIV/AIDS loves everyone! 
One indiscretion can kill you. Perhaps, I can help someone not get this virus. I can't begin to ever tell anyone what this disease does to you. Medically, of course, but other areas in your life you can never get back. There is no remission, only a complete change of life. How it affects everyone close to you, and how the stigma that is attached never goes away.

This was the boat that Elaine gave to drug dealers in exchange for money owed while Jack lay dying

August 2011 CasaArabi


Glenn Beck Clashes With Creator of Crucified Obama Painting Over First Amendment Hypocrisy: ‘This Is So Dishonest’

Glenn Beck Clashes With Mike DAntuono Over First Amendment Hypocrisy
Glenn Beck interviews “Truth” artist Michael D’Antuono (TheBlazeTV)

During his show on TheBlazeTV Wednesday, Glenn Beck resumed his discussion on the First Amendment, particularly how it relates to artistic expression. After much controversy surrounding Beck’s creation of an Obama bobble head doll submerged in a mason jar of yellow liquid (which was actually water with food coloring), he sat down with the artist, Michael D’Antuono, who inspired it all with his controversial painting titled “Truth.”

The painting, which features a crucified President Barack Obama wearing a crown of thorns, led Beck to test the limits of freedom of speech.

D’Antuono argued that he did not intend to portray Obama as Christ despite the veil/curtains, crown of thorns and the implied crucifixion. Beck accused him of not being totally honest about his intentions.

“I do not think he is Christ. I was not trying to convey that,” D’Antuono told Beck, explaining the inspiration behind his painting. “Actually, this painting does not convey my own personal opinions. It is more a mirror reflecting the personal opinions and prejudices, preconceived ideas of the viewer. It’s kind of a sociological experiment.”

“I don’t buy that bullcr– come on,” Beck replied. “How do you not say this is an image of Christ? He is splitting the veil, you know that right?”

In response, the artist said there are so many “interpretations” and the curtains could stand for “creating transparency.”

What about the crucifixion pose? D’Antuono said Jesus was not the only person crucified, further defending his claim that he was not depicting Obama as Jesus.

“Crown of Thorns?” Beck asked.
“It could be. But I’m not comparing him to Jesus,” the artist replied.
“This is so dishonest,” Beck interjected.

Watch part one of the interview below via TheBlazeTV:

D’Antuono admitted he saw the “religious reference” but said he was trying to convey that Obama was “metaphorically crucified by the Right.”

“If he says the sky is blue, they are going to say it’s red. And blue is a communist color anyway. If he says he likes puppies they are going to say, well, he hates kittens,” he said. “So he was being crucified no matter what he did.”

Then Beck applied the hypocrisy test: “Would you think that you would ever paint something of me, that I am crucified by the Left?”

“Well, uh, I haven’t given that any consideration,” D’Antuono replied.

Beck also discussed a few of D’Antuono’s other paintings, including one that features a cop in a KKK hood holding a gun to a black child’s head who is holding a bag of skittles. The painting was supposedly “inspired” by the Trayvon Martin case but did not represent it. Beck said he found it “extraordinarily offensive.”
Glenn Beck Clashes With Mike DAntuono Over First Amendment Hypocrisy
Glenn Beck Clashes With Mike DAntuono Over First Amendment Hypocrisy

After some tough, but respectful, debating, D’Antuono later admitted that he did not expect Beck to be such a “reasonable person.”

“Yeah, I don’t know how I’m going to go home and tell my family,” the artist joked. “I expected you to try to tear me apart… I think that’s the reputation you have from the Left, but it’s not true.”

Though they agreed on very little, Beck said they were able to have a reasonable conversation about controversial things.

“There’s not enough people on either side that are seen in the media that can have an honest conversation,” Beck added.

The most surprising part of the interview though came at the very end of the segment.

After Beck mentioned the fact that D’Antuono does not watch his show, the artist replied: “Well, I may start.”

“I say all the time: do not take my word for it,” Beck continued.

“Don’t trust the president, don’t trust your favorite politician, don’t trust your favorite host on television. Look it up yourself…We have to teach people to look for things themselves  and use critical thinking. Almost all of us are zombified.”

Watch part two of the interview here:

This post has been updated. It also now reflects that the content of Beck’s mason jar was in fact water with food coloring, not beer.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
The Obama bobblehead (TheBlazeTV)
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
Obama bobblehead gets ready for a dip (TheBlazeTV)
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
Art? (TheBlazeTV)
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
“Obama in Pee Pee” (TheBlazeTV)
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
Put a lid on it (TheBlazeTV)
Glenn Beck Dips Obama Bobblehead in Urine to Create New Work of Art
“Stay consistent my friends” – Glenn Beck (TheBlazeTV)


The Manchurian Electorate
America's Brain Washed Voters
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
"So Europe got the American president it wanted – the one who would present no threat to its own delusions. The United States is now officially one of us: an Old World country complete with class hatred, ethnic Balkanisation, bourgeois guilt and a paternalist ruling elite. And it is locked into the same death spiral of high public spending and self-defeating wealth redistribution as we are. Welcome to the future, and the beginning of what may turn out to be the terminal decline of the West." ... Janet Daley, The Telegraph:
We hardily recommend that you click on the link provided and read the entire article by Ms. Daley.
Just as the Europeans have, for the most part anyway, seen the error of their ways and are attempting to dig themselves out, America decides Europe was right all along -- and we rushed to join them in their mass grave.
Government as omnipotent benefactor is now the model in the US. Never mind that the very idea is totally un-American, Americans have embraced it whole-heartedly -- and the soul-rot that accompanies it.
I find it ironic that a news organization, Pravda, which was formally the mouthpiece for the Soviet Union's Communist Party government is able to see Obama for what he is when Americans were -- and are -- too dumb and/or too dense to see the Marxist agenda of Mr. Obama. (Frankly, I don't think Americans even understand, anymore, what Communism, Socialism, and Marxism really is/are. I mean, think about it. Americans don't even know we used to have a constitutional representative republic. Most think we had a democracy. Now that we are a socialist state -- they don't know -- and can't tell (can't discern) -- the difference. Such is the ignorance of the average American about his government today.)
In an article by Xavier Lerma entitled "Obama's Soviet Mistake" at Pravda.RU, the following is stated: "Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake." (Emphasis mine) SOURCE:
The article in Pravda goes on to really rub it in by saying: "Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them."
OK, so now Lerma's Pravda article really pulls the covers back on Obama: "O'bomber (Obama) even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like "fast and furious" and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. (Emphasis added by me) How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama's fools and Stalin's fools share the same drink of illusion." SOURCE:
Comparing Putin and Obama, the article continues: "President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don't they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents. (Emphasis added by me) Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities. All the while promoting his agenda."SOURCE:
Then, there is this line that made the small hairs on the back of this ole southern boy's neck stand straight up: " ... residents in all 50 states have filed petitions to secede from the Unites States. We'll say that these Americans are hostages to the Communists in power. How long will their government reign tyranny upon them?" SOURCE:
And finally, the line that put the stopper in the bottle for me: "The question is how long will the once "Land of the Free" remain the United Socialist States of America? Their suffering has only begun. (Emphasis added by me!) Bye bye Miss American Pie!" SOURCE:
(We highly recommend that you "click" over to Pravda.RU and read the entire article.)
I must tell you, it is one thing for me, as an American writer and commentator, to poke fun at American political ignorance, and even the ignorance of Americans in general, but it is quite sobering (to say the least) to read in the foreign press, especially a news organization in a formerly communist country -- the hub of Ronald Reagan's "Evil Empire," Russia -- an article that makes fun of the "ignorant Americans" who elected a communist President for the second time because the American public education system was taken over decades ago by communists who indoctrinated our young scholars in Marxism. The implication is that -- like Pavlov's dog responding to Pavlov's bell, Americans responded, as they were taught, and voted for the communist candidate, Obama, when told to do so.
I couldn't help but think that someone ought to write a book (if they haven't already) entitled: "The Manchurian Electorate!"
It is more than a little worrisome that America's enemies and former enemies understand what Americans have done to themselves and to their fellow countrymen. It is clear to anyone willing to see that America is irreversibly divided and can no longer be considered a leader on the world stage.
America is now a global joke! Our President is considered a communist clown with the autonomy of a hand puppet.
There is no easy fix. We first must decide whether we are to all be slaves, or if we are all to be free men once again. Or -- will we separate ourselves, one from the other?
America is now infected with communism and will surely die a slow agonizing death. That cannot be reversed. America IS terminal.
The only question remaining, then, is how will those of us who desire freedom extract ourselves from the corpse that America is quickly becoming?
© J. D. Longstreet
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The famed Russian news site “Pravda,” which ironically was formed as the official Communist publication of the former Soviet Union, recently released a scathing opinion column entitled, “Obama’s Soviet Mistake,” in which the author unabashedly labels the U.S. president a “Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so.”
The author, Xavier Lerma, goes on to note how Obama’s “cult of personality” has mesmerized the ignorant in America, who will follow the hope and change icon in much the same way as ”fools” still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia.

“Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”

Adding an interesting twist to the article, the author juxtaposes President Obama with Vladimir Putin, noting that the Russian president has been sounding more and more like “Ronald Reagan” or other “conservatives in America” who seek to promote smaller government and lower taxes. Lerma attributes the following remarks to Putin regarding the country’s taxes and the economy:
“…we are reducing taxes on production, investing money in the economy. We are optimizing state expenses.

The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.
There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results.

Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt – are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.
During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself.”
Reading Putin’s speech “without knowing the author,” begins Lerma, “one would think it was written by Reagan or another conservative in America.”

“The speech promotes smaller government and less taxes. It comes as no surprise to those who know Putin as a conservative,” Lerma writes with irony.

After referring to liberalism as a “psychosis,” Lerma blasts ”O’bomber” over Fast and Furious and goes on to state:
He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia.  Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.
The author questions if Americans have ever read history and concludes that American schools have been “conquered by Communists long ago,” paving the way for a revisionist history that would only lead to the election of a Communist president in the U.S.

“President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama,” Lerma quips. But the American president wasn’t the only one to draw the author’s ire. He also noted the pervasive influence of the ACLU and the eroding of America’s Christianity — something that was, of course, also a key tenet of the Soviet Union:
The red, white and blue still flies happily but only in Russia. Russia still has St George defeating the Dragon with the symbol of the cross on its’ flag. The ACLU and other atheist groups in America would never allow the US flag with such religious symbols. Lawsuits a plenty against religious freedom and expression in the land of the free.
Russian News Outlet Pravda (Previously the Official Press of the USSR) Labels Obama a Communist in Scathing OpEd“Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law,” Lerma notes astutely.

In terms of all of the U.S. States that have filed petitions to secede from the union, Lerma coins these Americans” hostages to the Communists in power” who will eventually need to rise up in the face of “tyranny.” Lerma concludes with a powerful comparison of the suffering endured for nearly a century under the oppression and brutality of the USSR and quotes Don Mclean’s famed song, “American Pie”:
Russia lost its’ civil war with the Reds and millions suffered torture and death for almost 75 years under the tyranny of the United Soviet Socialist Republic. Russians survived with a new and stronger faith in God and ever growing Christian Church. The question is how long will the once “Land of the Free” remain the United Socialist States of America?  Their suffering has only begun. Bye bye Miss American Pie!
Those who recall the days of the former Soviet Union, or who have friends and family members who fled a life of degradation, will see much truth in Lerma’s words. Even envisioning the now-famous “Hope” and “Change” campaign posters, which elevated Obama to a cult of personality, strikes fear and anxiety into the hearts of those who lived through eerily similar propaganda behind the iron curtain. It is ironic that this opinion column, so scathing of Communism and so keenly perceptive of how history is repeating itself in President Obama, comes to us from the publication that was formed to be the official Communist mouthpiece of the former Soviet Union itself.

Perhaps that is what lends it all the more weight.

Now should one be mindful of the fact that the author of this opinion column also considers Vladimir Putin a “conservative”? Yes, however, more disturbing still is that Lerma finds Putin conservative in comparison to Obama. Opinions on Putin vary greatly among those living in Russia in much the same way as Americans differ in opinion con President Obama. What’s more, Lerma’s personal views on Putin do not necessarily negate that there is merit to his observations on President Obama. Russians who have witnessed the trappings of the former Soviet Union either during its height or in its aftermath, tend to speak from a place of personal experience — something that warrants careful consideration. Based on our Google search of the author, he does appear to be a Russian columnist for Pravda who also maintains his own conservative-leaning blog.

Shortly after TheBlaze published this article citing Pravda’s opinion column, author David Frum posted a hair-trigger response on his Daily Beast Blog, accusing TheBlaze of agreeing with Pravda on President Obama. Frum disparages Lerma’s “journalistic” credentials and goes on to focus solely on Lerma’s opinions on Vladimir Putin, as well as the Pravda author’s reference to attacks on Christianity in America. Frum does not address any other points raised by Lerma concerning the cult of personality that has been build around Obama, nor the parallels Lerma sees between present-day America and the former Soviet Union. Frum also appears to miss the irony that was the true crux of this Blaze article: That the former official mouthpiece of the Communist Party believes Obama is a Communist and that Putin is Conservative by comparison. That, of course, was the point.


The Coming Fall and Eventual Rebirth of America

The hope that many of us had that the nightmare of the Obama presidency would end faded into the night on November 6th. In reality though, "hope" was not very much of a plan.

In the experiences that I have had assisting companies and organizations avoid bankruptcy, there is a very predictable pattern that organizations face when they are dealing with serious financial problems.

The pattern involves economic growth and prosperity followed by overspending. From overspending and excess comes a period of denial that anything must change to solve the problem. From denial comes failure. If the failure is accepted and dealt with growth is restored and the cycle begins again. If failure is not accepted, the organization will cease to exist.

The sheer disappointment and almost melancholy reactions to the Obama reelection made me realize that the American people are no different in their reactions than the employees and managers of the companies that I am attempting to save.

In any plan to resurrect an economy, as Mitt Romney proposed in his five point plan, a majority of people must first come to grips with the reality of the difficulties that they face. While the difficulties may have been obvious to those of us who describe ourselves as fiscal conservatives, the election results convinced me that the American people have not yet reached that same conclusion.

Typically in most bankruptcies, there is a catastrophic event which convinces the vast majority of people that they are really in trouble financially. We apparently are not at that stage yet in the United States.

Equally as problematic for a financial rescue of our economy was that 13 million fewer people voted in 2012 compared to 2008.

The significance of that apparent apathy is that apathy typically precedes a collapse in an economy. Apathy can actually accelerate financial problems because problems are ignored until collapse occurs. In financial turnarounds, the apathy is the "calm before the storm"

The transition from apathy to a cataclysmic event occurs because the disaster is "allowed" to occur thanks to the fact that so many people are apathetic. Problems quite simply are not dealt with.

In the United States, the analogy would be a transition from engagement of our people searching for hope in the 2008 election of Obama to the apathy in the 2012 election.

The false sense of security that all will be well or that things are not as bad as they expected them to be was prevalent in 2012. The preponderance of support Obama had from blacks, single women, and Hispanics may well reflect the paralysis of these groups due to fear of the uncertainty that exists in the economy.
When the apathy and fear reaches a crisis point in the next few years, probably during our next election in 2016, we will deal with the unmitigated disaster of the irresponsible fiscal spending this nation has been engaged in for decades.

Once this cataclysmic event occurs, the transition will begin. After the crisis starts, most people willingly accept the difficult solutions that were unfathomable only months earlier.

In the case of the U. S. economy, the change that will take place will be the recognition that only by accepting personal responsibility and accountability will our economy ever right itself. If personal responsibility is not accepted, collapse of our nation, as we know it, is inevitable.

The process that I describe above is precisely what happened during the collapse of the Soviet Union. I also experienced the same process in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Belarus in the 1990's. Some of these nations have fared well and some have not depending upon the strength of their leaders to solve the problems.

The nations that fared well have had leaders who understood that simple, quick fixes provide only temporary "solutions" and that serious solutions require systemic changes to society.
A restoration of a free enterprise system with the right of self-determination is essential to survive after the collapse. Free enterprise provides the fuel to the economic engine.

The basic framework of free enterprise once existed in United States and it is a principle which our people typically understand and embrace.

In the United States, we have bountiful natural resources. We generally have a well-educated workforce. We have many baby boomers who are preparing to retire which will create job opportunities for the younger generation.

The self-correction will require that we combine these tremendous assets to counter the negative effects of structural problems in our economy such as public-service unions, unfunded pensions, immigration, and other issues that we have pushed off to another day to solve.

In Alan Greenspan's book, The Age of Turbulence he describes the continued volatility of the world's economies in the 20th Century. In virtually every instance, the countries went through a period of growth, then excess, then denial, then failure, and finally some semblance of rebirth.

For us, Gov. Romney was a great candidate but at the wrong time. Unfortunately for the majority of voters, the message of how serious of a predicament we are in was lost to them. We are going into a full stage period of denial. Gov. Romney was just four years too early.

I am very optimistic of the long term for our country, for as happened with our Founding Fathers, we, too, will have a renewal and rebirth of America and the American dream early in the 21st-century.

We are a creative and vibrant people who believe in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Those three magical ingredients will fuel our rebirth. It is sad, though, that we need a rebirth when death was avoidable.

Col. Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret.) and served in Iraq and briefly in Afghanistan and specializes in corporate restructuring and lectures on ethics for the state CPA societies. He has served on numerous boards of publicly traded and non-profit organizations. He can be reached at and twitter at @fryan1951.


AMERIKA:  The Police State
You Asked For This!  No. You Demanded it!

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

The old adage: "be careful what you ask for --  because YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT" is absolutely true when applied to America today.
More evidence that America is not just "becoming" a police state but is already deep into that brutal condition slapped me right in the face at the top of the Drudge report on the morning of November 20th, 2012.  The screaming headlines read:  "SENATE BILL LETS FEDS READ YOUR EMAIL."
Reading a bit farther and I learned the bill is even worse and more dangerous than the headlines would lead one to believe.   It actually allows allows the feds to read your e-mail WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING A WARRANT!   And it gets worse.  It's not JUST your e-mail, either.
The "teaser" line to the article says: "Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files."  (emphasis mine!)
Welcome, Comrades, to the bold new "Obama World!"
This is a "told you so" moment,  if there has ever been one.   And it is only going to get worse. But, hey.  This is what America said she wanted -- cradle to grave monitoring by the federal government.
The article goes on to say the following:  "A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, (emphasis added) giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law."
The " ... rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge."  (Again -- Emphasis added)
The article by Declan McCullagh at CNET NEWS goes on to say:  "The list of agencies that would receive civil subpoena authority for the contents of electronic communications also includes the Federal Reserve, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Mine Enforcement Safety and Health Review Commission."
More freedom and liberty -- gone!  Of course, there is a chance this bill will not clear the full Congress.  (It is due to come up for a vote in the Senate on Thursday, November 29th.)  But don't count on it.
Many Americans now believe we have a government out of control, a rogue government bent on sealing America off into a new form of police state, a leftist dictatorship with Obama at it's head as President for Life, or some such grandiose title.  For those who still do not grasp what is happening, maybe the veritable blizzard of Presidential Executive Orders about to bury America after January 20th, 2013, will convince them.  But I doubt it.
Whatever happened to the Constitution?  If you are not familiar with the US Constitution you are most likely in the majority of Americans today.  Those of us who DO remember when the US was a constitutional republic understand that this is more evidence that the US Government has abandoned the constitution in favor of a socialist dictatorship.
I know. I know.  It's not a police state -- until the police come for YOU!  Believe me -- they are coming.
A commenter on a blog asked recently:  "What on earth would give the people we elect to represent us the idea that we want to live in a society which is monitored and controlled to this extent?"   To this scribe the answer is clear: The people we elect.
The police state is not coming to America -- it's here.  It may be a form of a "soft" police state, but that won't last.  A nation cannot flirt with despotism.  America did in 2008 and it gave us the election of 2012 and unless the people of the nation rise up and state "ENOUGH" it will lead us to another even more powerful dictator -- if there is a change, at all, in the occupant of the Oval Office.  After all, when the government no longer feels constrained by the constitution -- anything is possible.
So, this is the way American freedom and liberty dies, huh?   We're going out with a whimper, not a war cry, on our knees rather than on our feet fighting like hell to protect our birthright.
In my naïveté, up 'til the election on Tuesday November 6th, I had thought my fellow Americans would make a fight of it.  On the following morning I was disabused of that deeply mistaken belief. It was as if the revolution had been called -- and nobody showed up!
I think Americans will be surprised at the rapidity with which the change-over from constitutional republic to socialist dictatorship will proceed.  The lightening speed of the transition is due to many decades of advance planning. 

Like the many executive orders now resting in a secure vault somewhere have been written, rewritten, and finessed, (even before the election) to expedite their issuance and enforcement early next year,
the installation of America's socialist dictatorship was planned long ago. The foundation has long been laid.  Like a prefab building, all that remains is for the pieces to be set atop the foundation and bolted in place.
Now we are ALL just gawkers watching our prison being constructed right before our eyes.
© J. D. Longstreet
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Texans going wild with 'secession fever,' bumper stickers everywhere

Move over, "Everything is bigger in Texas." The Lone Star state has a new favorite bumper sticker and it's a simple one-worder: "Secede." Yes, it appears that "secession fever," as some columnists are calling it, has taken over the red-leaning state following the post-election petitions — and sales of the stickers are just one sign. Among others, a perennial GOP candidate named Larry Scott Kilgore has announced he's running for governor and will legally change his name to Larry SECEDE Kilgore — yes, with "secede" in all-caps. His web page also declares, "Secession! All other issues can be dealt with later." [Source]




Monday, November 26, 2012





Reaping The Whirlwind
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
A whirlwind is a vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth. Think about that for a moment.
Now. Consider this: "For they sow the wind; and they reap the whirlwind." That is from the Old Testament book of Hosea chapter 8 verse 7.
Like so many of the conservative commentariat, I am STILL trying to analyze why America deliberately decided to turn a corner, or choose a path, that will unquestionably lead to its own destruction.
The choice to forsake a constitutional republic for a socialist, collectivist, Marxist, form of government is surreal. It's like something from a bad science fiction movie in which the population is entirely controlled by some malevolent entity intent upon controlling the world.
I made a terrible mistake (concerning the recent Presidential Election) when I assumed the American people still had enough common sense, enough discernment, enough honor left to do the right thing.
The American electorate proved me wrong.
Our ship of state was (is) (so obviously) headed toward the jagged rocks I assumed we would remove the less-than-adequate helmsman and replace him with a real mariner who would stir us away from certain destruction on the shoals and rocks. I was wrong.
The reelection of Obama was a grand victory for ignorance. It is the pay-off for years of indoctrination in our public schools. The old Judeo-Christian ethics have been purged from our public education system in favor of secular humanism. You can lay the blame for paving the way for it at the feet of our leftist, radical, Supreme Court and the Court's rulings from as far back as the 1960's.
Abraham Lincoln is given credit for saying: "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Whoever said it -- it was spot on.
If you, perhaps, thought those of us who warned for decades of the trouble ahead for America due to the secular (and even religious) humanism being taught in our public schools were just blowing smoke -- consider the following carefully: Expanding upon the role the public education establishment should play to bring about the goals described in the Humanist Manifesto II, John Dunphy wrote: "I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved." SOURCE:
The generation of Americans who elected -- and then reelected -- Obama were graduates of this public school system. They were programmed to act as automatons, to choose loyalty to the state over loyalty to God and their family. They marched to the polls and did as they had been told, indeed, had been taught -- indoctrinated to do.
Author Ron Taylor, in his book "Agenda 21: An Expose of the United Nations" in which he writes of the "Sustainable Development Initiative and the Forfeiture of American Sovereignty and Liberties" says the following: "It is their stated steal one generation of children and teach them to place loyalty to the state above loyalty to family."
See, this generation knows almost nothing of American history. They know next to nothing about the Judeo-Christian origin of America. They are ignorant of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights. The only thing they know about capitalism and the American system of free markets is what they were taught -- that capitalism is bad. They know far more about the benefits of Socialism and Marxism and "equality."
"Those coming out of years of humanistic brainwashing masquerading as public education know little of the Bible, America's Christian origins and founding documents, and the blessings of free-market capitalism. Instead, they know a great deal about sex education, values clarification, moral relativism, Darwinian evolution, Socialism and Marxism, earth worship, multiculturalism, one-world globalism, Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and appeasement foreign policy. Products of these schools comprised the Obama voters in 2012." SOURCE:
The definition of discernment is: The cognitive condition of someone who understands. It also means: The trait of judging wisely and objectively. We learned on November 6th that "discernment" is something that is "verging" on extinction in America today. We no longer know our right hand from our left -- nor good from evil. Thanks to moral relativism, better known as political correctness, modern Americans believe there is no such thing as good and evil, or right and wrong. Everything is, well, relative.
It no longer matters what scripture teaches us, what history teaches us, what experience teaches us, what common sense teaches us, nor what plain old morality teaches us. No. Now it is -- how do I feel about it. "I," and/or "Me," is at the center of their very existence.
For a perfect example of this self-centered life, one has only to listen to one of our President's speeches. Try to keep a running tally of the number of times the words "I" and "Me" and "MY" are spoken in a single address. What is equally troubling is how effective the narcissism indoctrination of our young scholars has been. For the most part, they don't even notice the over-abundant use of those personal pronouns "I" and "me" and the "possessive" adjective "my," because, to them, it's NORMAL! How inexpressively sad that is.
Some years ago, I left my church when I "discerned" it was swinging away from the Gospels and embracing the apostate teachings of the leftist political agenda. Now, we have social justice, environmentalism, inclusiveness, tolerance, multiculturalism, all lovingly spoken of from the pulpits of our religious community.
With all the respect I can muster for those of America's religious community who have sold out to mammon, allow me to ask: Are you REALLY surprised that the leftist agenda you supported, and led your flocks to support, would come back to bite you? As you have now learned, you cannot pick and choose which parts of the leftist agenda you will support and which parts you will not. It is all -- or nothing!
The reason so many are so concerned about the reelection of Obama is not JUST his Socialist/Marxist agenda only. It is the sudden understanding that this was a culmination of all the work the progressive left has done in our schools and our churches since, at least, the late 1940's.
The progressive left has successfully created a hybrid American. They have created a society wholly dependent upon others for, well, everything. Easily led these new Americans can be made to do, say, and believe anything their masters want. They are the perfect slaves. And they are self perpetuating.
Ultimately, it means the death of America -- the stabilizing force on the planet. Without America, chaos will reign on planet earth.
THAT is why we are so troubled and upset by the results of the election. Obama's reelection was the final step toward a single world-wide government or "global governance."
For many decades now we have diligently sown the wind. Now, we shall reap the harvest from that which we have so blithely sown -- the whirlwind.
© J. D. Longstreet
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