Saturday, October 22, 2011

Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9?

by Buck Sexton If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th. On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS). This isn’t a wild conspiracy theory. The upcoming test is posted on the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau website. Only the President has the authority to activate EAS at the national level, and he has delegated that authority to the Director of FEMA. The test will be conducted jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). In essence, the authority to seize control of all television and civilian communication has been asserted by the executive branch and handed to a government agency. The EAS has been around since 1994. Its precursor, the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), started back in 1963. Television and radio broadcasters, satellite radio and satellite television providers, cable television and wireline video providers are all involved in the system. So this begs the question: is the first ever national EAS test really a big deal? Probably not. At least, not yet. But there are some troubling factors all coming together right now that could conceivably trigger a real usage of the EAS system in the not too distant future. A European financial collapse could bring down U.S. markets. What is now the “Occupy” movement could lead to widespread civil unrest. And there are ominous signs that radical groups such as Anonymous will attempt something major on November 5th- Guy Fawke’s day. Now we know in the event of a major crisis, the American people will be told with one voice, at the same time, about an emergency. All thats left to determine is who will have control of the EAS when that day comes, and what their message will be.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

South Korean FTA Is A Job Killer

Today, three trade agreements are schedule to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives that governing trade with Columbia, Panama and South Korea. These bills were orginially part of Pres. Obama's "American Jobs Act". However, Majority Leader Cantor, in an effort to work with the President felt that these trade agreements were actually good parts of Obama's job bill and could pass as stand alone bills.

It has recently came to my attention that the Korean-U.S. Trade Agreement (a.k.a. KORUS) could result in significant job loss in the U.S. Here is why, the Economic Policy Institute reported:

Advocates of free trade agreements, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, rely on deeply flawed projections for estimating the jobs impact of signing new free trade agreements (FTAs). As a result, these projections generally show that signing new FTAs will create jobs in the United States, when in fact doing so may destroy or displace jobs.

This Economic Policy Institute analysis examines the likely jobs impact of signing pending FTAs with Korea and Colombia. It shows, based on past experience, that these trade agreements will increase the U.S.’s trade deficit with both countries. Contrary to the Chamber’s projections, the EPI analysis then shows that the increased trade deficit per se will correspond to the loss of 214,000 jobs in the U.S. by 2015.

If that is not enough for you, another red flag is that President Obama made the promise, according to ApparelNew.Net. that he would not introduce a bill that did not have job training funding.

Obama repeatedly said he would not introduce the three lingering free-trade agreements for congressional approval until money was found for the job-training program, which expired in February. The Senate passed the job-training amendment after it was attached to a bill to renew the General System of Preferences program. The bill and its amendment passed on a 70–27 bipartisan vote.

Usually people need job training when they don't have a job. Now back the the Economic Policy Institute, according to them:

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) projects this will have a small positive impact on the U.S. trade balance, and “minimal or negligible “ impact on U.S. employment,  history  shows that such trade deals lead to rapidly growing trade deficits and job loss in the United States.

The Charts below compare USITC’s estimates of the impact of the forthcoming free trade agreement with Korea to EPI’s own calculation. Unlike USITC’s forecast of a small positive impact, EPI’s research shows it will increase the U.S. trade deficit with Korea by about $16.7 billion, and displace about 159,000 American jobs within the first seven years after it takes effect.

The USITC has a history of vastly underestimating the negative impacts that free trade agreements have on the U.S. economy. In 1999, it estimated that China’s entry into the World Trade Organization would increase the U.S. trade deficit with China by only $1.0 billion, and have no significant impact on U.S. employment.  In fact, the U.S. trade deficit with China increased by $185 billion between 2001 (when China entered the WTO) and 2008, and 2.4 million U.S. jobs have been displaced or lost. The U.S. trade deficit with Mexico also rose rapidly after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect in 1994.

These free trade agreements have been taken up by the Republican's in a effort to cooperate with the Obama Administration on a bi-partisan legislation. However, what ever the reason, if you disagree with the free trade agreement, please contact congress at 202-224-3121 let them VOTE NO on KORUS.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Will Tim Kaine Occupy Richmond?

Will Tim Kaine Occupy Richmond?

Now that we know who is helping in the 'Occupy' Tent Cities (see the video below), will Tim Kaine come forward in his support like his friends Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi?

Here is what Obama had to say:

(NBC NY) — President Barack Obama said the growing protest movement against Wall Street, which has been spreading across the nation, is voicing the American public’s widespread frustration about the country’s financial system.

I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel,” he said Thursday. “People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” “The American people understand that not everybody’s been following the rules, that Wall Street is an example of that,” he said.

“That’s going to express itself politically in 2012 and beyond,” he added.

It’s official, Obama has put his stamp of approval on mob rule. As have some Democratic lawmakers(Hmm…O must of finally given them the go ahead). That will surely resonate in 2012 O, you betcha.

Now let’s take a walk down memory lane to see what Obama had to say about Tea Party patriots, shall we?

“Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.” – Barack Obama -Nov. 7 2009

What a hyper-partisan tool.

And here is what Nancy Pelosi said:

“The message of the protesters is a message for establishment every place,” she said. “The focus is on Wall Street and justifiably so. I think that the message of the American people is that no longer… will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street.”

"God bless them for their spontaneity," Pelosi added. "It's independent people coming (together), it's young, it's spontaneous, it's focused, and it's going to be effective.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Palin: "one does not need a title to help"

Sarah Palin finally make a decision, she will not seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012. Here is an excerpt from the email send out by SarahPAC:

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office - from the nation's governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the "fundamental transformation" of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back - and as I've always said, one doesn't need a title to help do it.

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Shortly after the email was sent SarahPAC also released this video: