For those who haven’t yet heard, a group claiming to be ISIS hacked this site and several others in the Liberty News Network over the weekend. My personal site (This one) was the first hacked and I believe it was my last post about a possible Muslim purchase of the White House that set them off.

I don’t want to go in to a lot of detail about the hack because I already wrote about it over at LibertyNews.com. Click here for full details on what the hackers did. I will, however, repost that story here and tell the hackers, whoever they might be (ISIS, Anonymous/CIA, etc… whoever) to pound sand.

Push me and I’ll push back.

Why Does Media (Even Conservative Media) Look the Other Way on Evidence Suggesting a Muslim Purchase of U.S. White House/Presidency?

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One of the most basic foundational principles of journalism is the notion that we question everything. Not only should we question everything, Continue reading →

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One of the most basic foundational principles of journalism is the notion that we question everything. Not only should we question everything, we should even question the first answer we get should one come. When we look at the undeniable Muslim influence on the power-brokers in Obama’s administration, however, media is completely silent. This goes for all of the mainstream media networks, including Fox, as well as conservative pundits, analysts, bloggers and news outlets.

Take Charles Krauthammer for example. Krauthammer is often paraded around as one of the smartest columnists in media yet he actually believes Barack Obama is just careless, juvenile, incompetent and not fit to lead. Why does it never occur to Krauthammer that Barack Obama knows exactly what he’s doing, and the outcomes we’re seeing are all a part of a master plan to weaken the Republic? Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Krauthammer ask questions along the lines of Obama being a bull in a China shop with the specific agenda of bringing this country down.

Furthermore, how is it that people like Krauthammer can so easily ignore evidence that Obama is a pawn if middle eastern interests? How much of a pawn? Continue reading →

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak and Crisis Art

Let me kick this off by acknowledging my friends and followers who believe the American Ebola crisis is just a scare tactic or a false flag of some kind. Yes, some of you have told me I’m crazy for “feeding the frenzy” on the subject of Ebola. Yes, some of you have told me you think it’s a big deal only because the media wants it to be a big deal. I get it. Some of you just don’t care and think I shouldn’t either. But let me say this, if you truly believe the Ebola situation here in America is not something we should be paying attention to that’s fine, but don’t come to my door begging for clean water, food or emergency supplies when shit really does hit the fan.

Personally I think it’s a MUCH bigger issue than even the media is portraying. And, unfortunately, I think the media may be playing right into the hands of the tyranny that could come alongside the fed’s response should this beast really get out of its cage.

You see, an interesting narrative is developing around the CDC’s pitiful response to Ebola in America. It’s one that can’t be ignored or disputed. Simply put, America’s hospitals cannot handle with, cope with or contain an Ebola outbreak. If we look at the Dallas Hospital where patient zero died, for example, we see what happens when just one individual with Ebola shows up in an emergency room. As a result of that situation there are now two additional cases of Ebola with more than 100 now being tested/watched for the deadly virus. What would happen if TEN Ebola patients walked into an ER room in Chicago? Or Green Bay? Or Phoenix? What would happen if an airplane (it’s entirely possible this just happened last Monday with one of the Texas nurses who now has Ebola) landed where 10% of the passengers picked up Ebola before catching other flights or heading to sporting events in their communities?

The truth is right in front of us. American hospitals are not prepared for Ebola. This isn’t simply a matter of some training and new guidebooks. Even if a hospital were properly educated on procedures and protocols, there simply isn’t enough facilities, equipment and manpower to deal with an outbreak. Or even an onslaught of “potential” cases, for that matter.

The CDC and fed knows this. The media knows this. The medical community knows this. And now you know it. So what do we do?

In comes the Ebola facilities.

U.S. and local health officials want to set up dedicated hospitals in each state for Ebola patients, part of a new emphasis on safety for health-care workers after a nurse caring for an infected patient in Dallas tested positive for the virus.

Here’s the thing, though. Media and public officials aren’t just calling for these new federally funded facilities overseen by federal agencies to exist for confirmed Ebola cases. They’re actually going so far as to suggest people be forcefully sent to one of these facilities for exhibiting symptoms. Meaning, even if government only says it thinks you might have been exposed to Ebola, they would operate in the interest of public health and safety to completely void your constitutional rights and incarcerate you.

Read that again. Even if government only says it thinks you might have been exposed to Ebola, they would operate in the interest of public health and safety to completely void your constitutional rights and incarcerate you.

One of the hosts on Fox News “Outnumbered” made this suggestion earlier today during the show. I can’t remember her name, unfortunately, (someone could probably find a transcript of the show if they look for today’s record 10/15/14) but she openly suggested these new facilities be used to hold Americans who are suspected to have been exposed to Ebola.

Suspected? Who makes that determination? And at what cost?

What really scares me about this is that such a response seems perfectly logical. And it’s a response that a majority of Americans will likely support should Ebola start spiraling out of control. Why? Because Americans like a comfortable way of life. We don’t want that comfort ripped from us. And the second it is, we’ll all petition government to do whatever is necessary to bring that comfort back into our homes.

But when you look below the surface of such a decision, you’ll find massive violations of rights, abuse of power and the destruction of lives of those incarcerated for weeks on end, against their will, all because some government agent made a determination to act.

I don’t know about you. But if I were pulled off of an airplane, sent off to some medical facility, had all of my communication methods confiscated and was confined to a room with no contact with my family and friends for several weeks… I would be pounding on the door of every attorney I could find. Especially if it turned out I was clear of anything and never really needed to be incarcerated to begin with.

None of this is in practice, obviously. But to suggest we shouldn’t be having this conversation now is just absurd. We should be having this conversation. We should be asking these questions. And we should be prepared for all possible scenarios.

Am I the only one concerned about this? Is anyone else thinking this could lead to all kinds of violations of constitutional rights? Thoughts?

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I know I know. The GOP couldn’t care less what I think, say or do. That has become abundantly clear in recent years. I’m one of those “crazy people” they hate to see at their town hall events. I’m one of those people who, unlike most elected Republicans, believe in their stated party platform. I’m one of those people who actually believes the Constitution has meaning and should be used as a guide when casting votes. I’m one of those people who believe the federal government has three simple, very limited tasks and nothing more.

1) Protect our rights
2) Defend our nation against foreign invasion
3) Regulate inter-state commerce (Keep it regular)

The federal government has completely failed on all three. Not only has it failed, it has actually become the enemy of all three. The federal government now aids in the constant violation of our rights, it now funds and directs a foreign invasion at our borders, and there is zero ability to conduct inter-state commerce without hurdles and roadblocks… all established by government. Continue reading →

Supreme Court

America used to be the land of the free and home of the brave. Unfortunately, today we’re land of the mandates of home of the lunatics. I say lunatics because several members of the Supreme Court, the highest court in America, have basically told American businesses that if they don’t like Obamacare forcing them to pay for something that goes against their beliefs, they can choose to pay the tax instead.

Why is this lunacy? Because by paying the tax, you’re still funding someone else’s healthcare. And under the (Un)Affordable Healthcare Act, those plans your tax pays for must include contraception.

Here’s what the justices said.

Other points made by the female justices:

Justice Sotomayor: how can courts know whether a corporation holds a religious belief? And what if it’s just the beliefs of the leadership, not the entire company? What happens to a non-religious minority in a corporation?

Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan asked: Because nobody is forcing Hobby Lobby or Conestoga to provide health insurance, they can simply pay the tax penalty instead.
Justice Kagan: women are “quite tangibly harmed” when employers don’t provide contraceptive coverage.

These justices are surely capable of knowing full well what they are saying is that no matter what, Christians are being forced by the government to pay for something that goes against their religious beliefs. If they aren’t then there must be some sort of mental illness keeping them from being capable of seeing the truth of what they’re saying.

I swear the more news I read these days, the more I feel like we’re living in the twilight zone.

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I currently live in Virginia, but still consider myself a Chicagoan at heart. I love the city… the energy, the weather (Yes, I love Chicago winters!), the food, the environment and the sports. I can’t for the life of me, though, figure out why most Chicagoans blindly vote against their own best interests.

Illinois government, dominated by leftist Chicago politicians (looters), is arguably one of the most irresponsible governing bodies in the country. The state is headed towards absolute fiscal disaster and the only think state government seems willing to do is increase taxes.

Here’s part the problem with that.

The number of Illinoisans enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, remained above 2 million in September. This is the 12thmonth in a row enrollment has remained above 2 million people.

That means one-sixth of Illinoisans have spent more than a year relying on government handouts for their next meal.

And it should be no surprise that so many Illinoisans are on food stamps when the state is clearly better at enrolling citizens in government programs than it is at encouraging job creation.

Illinois has 5.8 million nonfarm payroll jobs today, only 9,500 more than it did in September 2003. Over the same period, food stamp enrollment doubled from 1 million to more than 2 million Illinoisans.

You read that right. For the 12th month in a row food stamp enrollment has remained above 2,000,000 people!

How’s that hopey changey thing working out for ya?

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We knew Apple heavily relied on Steve Jobs. What we didn’t know, or at least I didn’t know, is that Apple would instantly become mediocre as it pivoted beyond the iPhone 5 model.

As a long time Apple fan it pains me to write this, but I’m extremely disappointed with yesterday’s iPhone event. Disappointed to the point of actually considering a direction outside of Apple with my next phone purchase.

Let me explain…

The devices announced, in and of themselves, only present half of my frustration with Apple. The fact that almost every rumor out there turned out to be true, with ZERO additional ‘surprises’ added was the other half. You see, for years Apple has been a point of intrigue, mystery and shocking innovation. Yes, product details have always leaked, but never have ALL of the product details leaked. Apple used to pride itself for being a close-lipped company that would having everyone at the edge of their seats on announcement day. This is no longer the case as we learned absolutely nothing we didn’t already know in yesterday’s iPhone event.

I don’t know if it’s a matter of Apple having lost its ability to innovate, making it necessary to generate buzz by leaking the few features/upgrades coming to get attention, or if the company just doesn’t really care about the mystery of its new products anymore. Either way, Apple isn’t as intriguing as it used to be. It no longer has that elite feel it used to come with as an embraced brand.

The other half, as mentioned above, is the product. I’m quite stunned that Apple would have an event to announce to the world such a flop of an upgrade to its iPhone 5 model. I’ve patiently waited this entire year for something better than an iPhone 5. I’ve sat on my iPhone 4s, dealing with its low battery life and bogged down processor, waiting for that next great ‘s’ model to come along and get me into a new 2 year contract.

Truth is, I now find myself wondering if I should just upgrade to a regular iPhone 5 with bigger storage or leave iPhone all together. The ONLY notable changes, for me personally, are the faster processor and the claimed better battery life. iOS7 is something I can get on a 4s or a 5. The fingerprint scanner? After all the NSA scandal madness I want nothing to do with this feature/function.

And truth is I’m not that impressed with iOS7. The purple/green look is just a little odd to me. And the translucent feel reminds me of Windows 7.

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Then there is the iPhone 5c. I know it stands for color, but the vast majority of the media/analyst world looked at this model as a cheaper device that could compete on a global scale. Truth is, the iPhone 5c is nothing more than a plastic version of the iPhone 5, and now at the exact same price.

Slate has more.

This year was supposed to be different. For months now, analysts have speculated that Apple would finally do what many observers (including yours truly) have long called on it to do—to diversify its iPhone lineup. The logic seemed obvious. Samsung, Apple’s fiercest rival, has beencleaning up in developing markets like India and China by offering models that cater to every market niche, from the low end to the high end. By making a new phone that sold for around $300 to $400 without a carrier subsidy—which is how many people in developing markets buy phones—Apple would be able to compete for price-conscious phone buyers, creating a whole new class of iPhone users who currently can’t afford Apple’s shiny baubles.

But today, Apple whiffed. At the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., CEO Tim Cook did unveil two new iPhones rather than just one. But neither of these phones is the cheap iPhone that people had been predicting. Indeed, Apple didn’t really change its pricing strategy in any meaningful way. Across the globe, it will still be charging the same for its phones as it always has. It’s not a stretch to say that instead of a good price, Apple is now offering budget-conscious consumers around the world a strange deal: OK, the iPhone isn’t any cheaper than it used to be. But hey, look, it comes in lots of colors! Colors! Even pink! How will you be paying?

Going back to iPhone 5s, my final complaint is the three available color schemes for the hardware. Why on earth would they scrap the all white model? Who thought that would be a good idea and under what logic did such a decision occur?

Bottom line… I have an iPhone 4s that is starting to act up. I need a new phone and I’m not convinced I want an iPhone 5s… so what am I to do?

Sorry Apple, but for this Apple fan… yesterday was an embarrassment.

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It really doesn’t get much worse than this.

fb-obamaThis update will explain to you how Facebook is openly censoring shared content that stands in opposition to the views of its employees.

Chew on the words written here. This might help you in the future as Facebook begins to hammer down opposing views on a wider scale.

Hi Eric,

A member of our team accidentally removed something you posted on Facebook. This was a mistake, and we sincerely apologize for this error. We’ve since lifted the block in which you were enrolled, and you should have no further holds on your account.

Thanks for understanding,

Phyllis
User Operations
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The above is an email I received from Facebook last week. We’ll discuss the email shortly, but first let’s run through what happened and why the email was sent to me.

Last week I wrote (At LibertyNEWS.com) about an incident that occurred on Facebook. The social media giant not only removed a link that I shared from my own timeline, they removed it from everyone else’s timeline as well. Worse, Facebook employees banned me for a day for sharing it.

What did I share that warranted such an action? A story from MenRec.com that basically quoted a story from Huffington Post. And while the story at Huffington Post was shared thousands of times with no problems, Facebook employees apparently had a problem with a few lines added as commentary to the story when it was quoted on MenRec.com.

Click here to read MenRec.com’s post.

Here’s the quote that came from Huffington Post.

Texas Women: Stop Having Sex With Men Who Vote Against Your Best Interests

As a native Texan, and someone who has survived 100-plus-degree temperatures for many summers, I can tell you, this summer in Texas is surely going to be hotter than usual. Sultry, sweaty summers can be made much nicer when good old-fashioned sex is part of the picture. But women, take heed: Don’t give in if your man, boyfriend, husband, toyboy is not voting for your best interests, your reproductive health — do not sleep with that man! I don’t care how cute or charming he is! I don’t care if he is your husband of many years. Resist! Go swimming! Meditate!

Do not make him dinner, do not go fetch him a cold beer from the fridge, do not iron that shirt, hell, do not change that diaper… do not make his life a little nicer this summer if he does not “get it” and learn to respect women! Instead, volunteer some time for senators like Wendy Davis, go with a group of women to Austin and make your voices heard. Get on the computer and the social networks and organize.

Remember that you live in a state where it would not be unusual (and I have seen it) to see a bumper sticker on a pickup truck which reads, “My Wife Yes, My Dog Maybe, My Gun Never.” Remember what happened last time when a Texas good ole boy governor took that patriarchy all the way to become President of the United States. Stop the damage now and take back Texas.

MenRec.com added the follow before the quote.

I’m sure the fact that abstaining from sex is exactly the way to prevent any need for an abortion, is completely lost on this woman.

No sex means, no killing babies, means no argument from pro-lifers.  Genius!

And the following after it.

“Do not make him dinner, do not go fetch him a cold beer from the fridge, do not iron that shirt, hell, do not change that diaper”?

For a feminist, she sure is sexist.

Facebook employees clearly didn’t like the added commentary. The Facebook email at the top of this post says “a member of our team.” This in and of itself is damning. My initial thoughts were that a bunch of pro-abortion sheep reported the post I shared and Facebook had some sort of automatic system the blocked it (and me). The email confirms it was manually initiated by an actual employee of Facebook.

Here’s the part that really bugs me though. Facebook put out an official statement to Rusty Weiss over at MenRec.com.

As our team processes more than one million reports each week, we occasionally make a mistake. We worked to rectify the error as soon as we were notified. We apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the removal of this content, and we have already taken steps to prevent this from happening in the future. Additionally, we have removed any blocks on associated accounts.

Really? Facebook’s employees looked at that link, removed the content and banned the person who shared it… and it was just a simply mistake?

They claim they made a mistake, but the initial content that was removed was never republished. Meaning, while they claim they made a mistake and removed blocks from accounts, they stood by the removal of the content itself. Facebook effectively censored the counter commentary to the Huffington Post story.

You see how that works? Amazing, isn’t it?

P.S. For the record I believe this has nothing to do with free speech. Facebook is a for-profit company and do whatever it likes. But let’s not for a second pretend Facebook is a company without a personal political agenda.

This morning I weighed in at 224.5. That’s a half of a pound lost since yesterday and 9.5 total pounds lost since I began juice fasting on Monday, June 24, This after a total of eight full days of juice fasting.

Now I find when I get hungry I juice and my hunger is gone. Whereas, some of the people I work with leave for lunch and come back hungry several hours after. I’m often asked “won’t you starve” by someone who is hungry, when I am not. It’s amazing how the body really wants nutrients and actual substance, yet we constantly stuff it full of processed nonsense and pass it off as food.

I don’t really get hungry anymore, but I do get cravings. For example, yesterday I craved salty cashews all day long. Not sure where that came from, but I had cashews on my mind from the minute I woke to the minute I went to bed. I pressed on, though, and kept to my juice.

In short, I feel fantastic. My energy level is good, I continue to lose weight and I’m starting to see the tummy shrink.

In addition to my daily check-in, I wanted to toss out a note about my tea habits. For those who don’t know, I quit coffee cold-turkey back in February. It was about the same time that I moved away from processed food and I’ve never looked back. For the record, I drank coffee religiously for 16 years. I quit coffee because a) I felt I was becoming too addicted to it, and b) I wanted to find natural ways to produce energy. Long gone are the days of afternoon caffeine crashes. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

teaSince then I’ve really began to tinker with organic teas and love it. A bad habit that stuck with me, though, was sweetener. Now I did finally move from the pink and yellow packets to “Stevia in the raw” a couple months ago, but was still pumping my teas full of sweeteners of some sort.

The juice fast is helping me break that habit. Non-sweetened tea seems to be an acquired taste, but one I was certainly able to acquire. This is good because I feel a full detox should include the removal of sweeteners and other substances that might get in the way of what the fruit and veggies need to do.

I now drink about 30 ounces of unsweetened green tea and 50-60 ounces of water per day. I think that’s helping on the weight loss alongside the juicing.