Saturday, November 16, 2013
STUDENTS AT HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITY LASH OUT AT OBAMACARE AFTER THIS SURPRISE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT
When Someone Owns You That Is Slavery. Debt Of The US Will Enslave Us All. Palin Has It Right. The Problem Is That Martin Bashir Is A Talking Head Who Can Only Call Names and Does Not Have The Intellecutal Ability To Even Shine Palin's Shoes.
Martin Bashir Says Someone Should Sh*t in Sarah Palin’s Mouthby Tommy Christopher | 7:16 pm, November 15th, 20131189
Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) punched her way back into the news this week by invoking slavery in remarks about American public debt, then doubling down on the remarks in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. On Friday afternoon’sMartin Bashir program on MSNBC, host Martin Bashir delivered a scathing attack on Palin, while attempting to contextualize the horror of slavery for her by detailing some of the cruelty recorded in the diary of Thomas Thistlewood, a British overseer at a Jamaican sugar plantation. Bashir concluded his commentary by suggesting Palin is deserving of the same treatment.
In his “Clear the Air” segment, Bashir lit into Palin straight away, referring to her as America’s “resident dunce” and characterizing her remarks as “scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.”
He then played a clip of Palin’s comments from last weekend, in which she told a crowd at Iowa’s Faith and Freedom Coalition event, “Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due — and this isn’t racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn’t racist. But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due.”
“It will be like slavery,” Bashir repeated. “Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history.”
“So here’s an example,” Bashir continued. “One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer, who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation.”
“What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime,” Bashir added. “In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby ‘catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.’”
“This became known as ‘Darby’s Dose,’ a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of inhumanity. And he mentions a similar incident in 1756, his time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. ‘Flogged punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper, made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth,’” Bashir recited.
“I could go on, but you get the point,” Bashir said, concluding “When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.”
Here’s the clip, from MSNBC:
Too Early To Declare Either ObamaCrapCare Or Obama Dead. Any Celebration Must Be Tempered Significantly. Obama Has Set Up The Conversation For Next Year. "The Insurance Companies Wouldn't Let You Keep Your Insurance."
Norquist: Healthcare Vote Shows Even Dems Don't Trust Obama
Friday, 15 Nov 2013 09:55 PM
By Todd Beamon
"He said he was going to take care of it, and they said, 'We don't trust you,'" Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said in an exclusive interview. "Wow!
"These are the Democrats saying: 'We're don’t trust that what you said you were going to do to fix this actually fixes it. We want to be on the record asking for a law,'" he added. "This puts a lot of pressure on Democrats in the Senate."
Norquist was among several observers who spoke to Newsmax about the 261-157 vote in the House of Representatives to allow insurance companies to sell for another year health policies that don’t meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Thirty-nine Democrats backed the proposal, sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. The House vote came a day after Obama said that he would grant by executive order a one-year reprieve for Americans whose health policies have been canceled.
Obama’s announcement sought to limit what could have been more Democratic votes for the Republican bill. The White House said that Obama would veto the House legislation.
Meanwhile, the Senate is preparing its own bill, sponsored by Democrat Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. She is among five Democrats in red states whose seats are being targeted in next year's congressional elections by the GOP.
"There are more Democrats in the Senate who are vulnerable than in the House," Norquist told Newsmax. "We're going to see various Democrats in the Senate vote in a very difficult position.
"There's going to be votes in the next 12 months, again and again, putting Democratic senators on record with Obama and Obamacare against the American people. This is not a comfortable place to be."
Among the House Democrats supporting the Upton proposal were Rep. Jim Matheson, whose Utah district is the most Republican-leaning of any held by a House Democrat, and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, who was re-elected in 2010 by 654 votes in a district that had been redrawn to favor Republicans.
Both are expected to face strong GOP challengers next year.
"They are feeling the heat back home because people are losing their insurance," GOP Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania, who co-sponsored the Upton bill, told Newsmax in an interview.
"They're losing their plans. They're losing their doctors," he said. "They’re losing their hospitals. They don't know what the new network will look like, if they can get another plan — and that's pretty important."
In addition, four Republicans voted against the legislation, including Rep. Paul Broun, a Georgia physician who has long opposed Obamacare. He said the focus should be on repealing the healthcare law altogether.
"We need to focus on real reform that will actually lower costs and deliver quality care, not waste time with another delay or ‘fix,’" he said.
The others were Reps. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, Ralph Hall of Texas, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
Still, Norquist praised the GOP vote to Newsmax as "very, very strong."
"It showed a united Republican Party trying to reduce the damage of Obamcare. People said, 'This is so important, we've got to fix this for the American people and stop the damage that the president is doing.'
"It is very difficult for the Democrats to get from under the situation now," he said.
Norquist, however, is not troubled by Obama vows to reject the House legislation.
"It doesn't hurt to have the president remind people that he doesn't care that he lied to them —and that what he wanted was this government control of healthcare.
"He lied to get it. He told people something that wasn't true," Norquist continued. "Presidents that treat the American people that way have to realize that, while they're not on the ballot in 2014, their allies are, in the Senate and the House.
"It was a very real vote. The president misled people and said that his law would not throw you out of your healthcare plan," he added. "The insurance companies have known for years that it wasn't true. Everybody at [the Department of Health and Human Services] knew it wasn't true.
"They allowed the lie to be told — and, at some point, the Democratic senators and congressmen knew it wasn't true, and they told the lie and allowed it to be told.
"This is a very important vote as to whether or not you're willing to fight that lie," Norquist told Newsmax. "Remember, some problems don't get fixed until after the next election — but if you don't ask, you can't fix anything."
A Brilliant Manager Surrounds Himself/Herself With Other Brilliant People In Areas That He/She Is Not Knowledgeable. This Is NOT Obama's Way. He Wants Fellow Travellers!
Dr. Ben Carson: Obama Needed Advice From Insurance Experts
Friday, 15 Nov 2013 09:25 PM
By Cathy Burke and Steve Malzberg
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV at the Restoration Weekend gathering in Palm Beach, Fla., Carson said Obamacare has proven the president is more ideologue than leader — "and it's very difficult for people who are ideologues to accept that their ideology is wrong."
"You can't be an expert in every area, but you have to know what you don't know in order to be an effective leader," the retired neurosurgeon and conservative writer said. "To come out with the kind of statements that he made [promising that people would be able to keep their existing plans under Obamacare] indicates that no one around him is counseling him about the very basic things about this."
Carson said he has watched Obama go through "a metamorphosis where you begin believing that your way is the only right way, there is no other way that works, and if anybody doesn't believe that, it's only because they don't fully understand."
"And therefore you can't really wait until they understand — you have to impose it on them," he added.
But Carson said the current fix to Obamacare "is just playing politics," and urges a total rethinking of healthcare.
"For people to say that there are no ideas out there and this is only way to go, that is blatantly untrue," he said. "Our goals are to return healthcare to the practitioner and to the patient, and not have a third party making medical decisions for people, and finding an appropriate way to pay for it. That's what we want to do."
Carson said his plan for healthcare would be to bring "the whole medical system into the free market."
"That's what controls costs," he said. "Government doesn't control cost. That's what creates innovation. We have progressively taken things out of the free market and placed them in the government where they're inefficient, where they traditionally have been inefficient, where they will always be inefficient, because that's not what the government is for."
Carson said he's been traveling across the country to speak with Americans, but is not saying if he'd be ready to launch his own political campaign.
"The most important thing is to continue going around the country and waking people up and letting them know that they do have power and that they don't have to sit down and take this," he said. "We've got to bring courage and bravery back. Stop letting them beat you down."
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Changes In Care Starting To Make News. The Easy Stuff Comes First, The Hard, Bad News Will Come After ObamaCrapCare Is Fully Enacted
Thousands of Doctors Dropped by Insurer After Obamacare Funding Cuts
Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 10:39 AM
By Newsmax Wires
The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset by the company's other healthcare business.
The company also reported spending more healthcare premiums on medical claims in the third quarter, due mainly to government cuts to payments for Medicare Advantage services.
"Medicare Advantage, an alternative to traditional Medicare, combines hospital and doctor coverage and often includes prescription drugs and perks like gym memberships," the Journal explained. "Enrollment has more than doubled since 2004 to 13 million in 2012, which represents about 27 percent of Americans on Medicare.
"The federal government pays private insurers a per-capita fee to manage the benefits. The rate is currently about 12 percent more than the average Medicare patient spends annually. The Obama administration plans to cut those extra payments to insurers by about $150 billion over the next 10 years to help pay" for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Some experts told the Journal that they expect enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans to decline sharply if that occurs.
The Journal report said that doctors in at least 10 states were notified of being laid off the plans, some citing "significant changes and pressures in the healthcare environment." According to the notices, the terminations can be appealed within 30 days.
Tyler Mason, a UnitedHealth spokesperson, was not immediately available for comment when reached by Reuters.
At least two state medical societies are seeking temporary restraining orders against UnitedHealth and other state attorney generals are investigating the firm.
Attorneys in Connecticut, acting on behalf of the Hartford and Fairfield County Medical Associations, filed suit Friday after UnitedHealth dropped doctors serving the popular Medicare program, The Courant reported.
Other states expressed similar anger over the changes. In Rhode Island, the state's attorney general and health department director on Friday sent letters to UnitedHealth's New England CEO, asking him to reinstate doctors until a full plan for such a transition could be put in place, Rhode Island Public Radio reported.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Health Department director Michael Fine told United Health that they are concerned the continuity of care will be lost in the shakeup. They also noted that UnitedHealth has not notified customers of the changes, leaving that up to doctors.
But the insurer told the WSJ that its provider networks were always changing and that it expected its Medicare Advantage network to be 85 percent to 90 percent of its current size by the end of 2014.
UnitedHealth is participating in about a dozen new state insurance markets that launched on October 1 to offer subsidized health coverage under Obamacare. The insurer had said previously it planned to withdraw from some markets in 2014 because of the government funding cuts.
Another top health insurer, Aetna Inc , also warned in October that it expected slowing growth in 2014 in its Medicare Advantage plans.
Ben Stein: Obama Making 'Annihilation' of Jews Possible
Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 11:48 PM
By Todd Beamon
"Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror," Stein said in The American Spectator. "The Iranians in the recent past have pledged to destroy the Jewish people in the Middle East.
"Some of their leaders have boasted that if Iran gets nuclear weapons, Iran will have 'a holocaust in an afternoon' by rocketing a few nuclear weapons into Israel," Stein added. "Naturally, the Israelis are desperately worried."
A round of talks between Iran and world powers in Geneva fell short of an expected deal on Sunday after French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius objected, saying the terms of a preliminary agreement were too easy on Tehran.
The deal would not have required Iran, for instance, to close any of its 18,000 uranium centrifuges or its heavy water reactor in Arak, which would serve as a source ofplutonium when it starts operations in about two years.
Stein, who also is a commentator for Newsmax Magazine, said the Geneva negotiations resulted from "peace feelers" sent across the world by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was elected in June.
"If the western powers will greatly ease the sanctions, Iran, so they promise, will freeze its nuclear program where it stands now — some months from having a working bomb," Stein said, referring to world leaders who are encouraging an agreement.
Secretary of State John Kerry is representing the U.S. in the negotiations.
"The problem is," Stein continued, "that Iran has made many promises about stopping the nuclear program. It has not kept any of them. It has not signed the non-proliferation treaty. It has not allowed inspectors in its most secret plants. It has raced on towards nuclear weapons that could in a half-hour or less cause another holocaust.
"For Mr. Obama to trust these people — the same ones who killed 300 Marines in a terror attack in Beirut 30 years ago last month — to actually change their stripes and suddenly become trustworthy is deeply naive or worse," he said. "If that trust turns out to be mistaken, it’s a bad day for Mr. Obama. It’s death for Israel."
Stein praised France's opposition to the tentative accord that scuttled the negotiations, charging that other world powers — the United States included — were "standing by saying: 'Go for it, Iran. We trust you.'"
Noting that "there is something Biblically horrifying about the whole situation," Stein called on Congress to hold strong on the Iranian sanctions.
In July, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed its version of a new sanctions bill. The Senate, where Democrats hold the majority, has been debating its version of the bill behind closed doors. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-sanctions-iran/2013/11/14/id/536691
The new sanctions could slash Iran's oil exports to no more than 500,000 barrels a day and reduce the ability of the Obama administration to waive sanctions.
Obama, Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden, and other top U.S. officials have warned that any new sanctions could end the negotiations, which are expected to resume in Geneva next week.
"Congress can stop it," Stein said. "Congress can say that the world will not take the word of the world’s most vile terrorist sponsor about whether Israel might live or die.
"This is no time to reduce the sanctions," he added. "If Iran actually destroys its nuclear factories and labs, that’s a better bet. But just for a promise of a freeze to stop the sanctions that can be reversed in hours?
"Have we learned absolutely nothing from Hitler? Will we have the most-wicked stain possible on the human race again within one lifetime?
"Obviously, Mr. Obama is willing to take the chance — with the lives of seven million Jews," Stein said. "Maybe Congress will have more heart."