Homework for USA!!! Please watch, take notes even. Share with all whom you know to help them see the truth clearly without the cloud of illusory propaganda which always surrounds the SOTU when Barack Hussein Obama speaks. It’s usually a rerun of his last speech anyway, lets be honest people.
The video is under 5:00 minutes, if you are pressed for time please watch from 1:31 on!
This is the truth about capitalism in society:
“The record of history is absolutely crystal clear that there is no alternative way, so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by free enterprise citizens.” Milton Friedman to Phil Donahue -~PBN
About 70% percent of Americans called 2013 a bad or very bad year about 27% said a good year and just 3 percent calling it a very good year.
Our PBN staff have strong faith muscles and believe we have to do our best daily to walk the Lovewalk, we also know that capital “T” Truth preveils every time. For far too long now, the PC left have been trying to steal our nation and our Joy. Now Americans are finally standing up to the freedom gleaning fascists and telling them NO!!
UPDATE: Right from Duck Dynasty
Submitted by swalker on December 19, 2013 – 7:13pm
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
UPDATE: One of the journalists who worked on this project, @Heaven1010Bound was suspended by twitter for reporting the truth. In addition 30+ great comments from our twitter friends were removed from this tweet. This is the kind of censorship that turns a country upside-down.
Before this all started Phil Robertson the Duck Dynasty Dad created a stir with this quote.
You have a God given right to live! And of all places inside your mother. What in the world happend to us? –Phil Robertson
Now Phil Robertson is suspended from his own reality TV show on A&E (Arts & Entertainment Contact info) By now most of the MSM is playing “catch up” with all the social media abuzz with hashtags like #BoycottA&E #IStandWithphil #WeStandWithPhil #PhilRobertson #DuckDynasty and I am sure more by now.
There are petitions sprouting up on Whitehouse.gov as well as phone, email and boycott blitzes. True Americans with Apple pie conservatism are raring to go and do something productive to reinforce our foundational precepts upon which this Republic was built. If it takes showing a tidal wave of support for free speech to change societal norms in cable broadcasting so be it. We The People are up for the challenge. Don’t push us. We The People are ready to PushbackNow hence the name of our site. There appears a general consensus among the majority of Americans that the cable show, Duck Dynasty, reflects true American values as they used to be and as they ought to be now in this space and time of our Western Civilization. Love for God, family and country in that exact order.
What ever happened to the burger flipper being an entry-level job? Regardless of how you feel about these fast food strikes, President Obama and the Democrats certainly aren’t helping with their policies that drive inflation to ridiculous heights. –PBN
Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities.
As the movement struggles to find pressure points in its quest for substantially higher wages for workers, organizers said strikes were planned for the first time in cities like Charleston, S.C.; Providence, R.I.; and Pittsburgh.
The protests have expanded greatly since November 2012, when 200 fast-food workers engaged in a one-day strike at more than 20 restaurants in New York City, the first such walkout in the history of the nation’s fast-food industry.
“There’s been pretty huge growth in one year,” said Kendall Fells, one of the movement’s main organizers. “People understand that a one-day strike is not going to get them there. They understand that this needs to continue to grow.”
271 words delivered by Lincoln studied by successors as a guide. But We the People should take it to heart!Actual Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863 at bottom of this post. Please share.
Lincoln loved God as he clearly stated.
that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
It’s your choice in a free nation to love the Lord or not, that’s liberty. If we stop being a country that elevates the individual freedom, the power will continue to shift more toward government and continue to erode our individual liberties. Daily it should becoming more evident by the general public. But is it? It is obvious that Progressivism never works, and never has worked anywhere in the world as the video in this link clearly explains. And every time the progressive model has been tried, and politically starts to take root, it becomes irreversible until the country dies as Tytler clearly pronounces and proves those who are willing to do their own due diligence and look at the historical record here is an article that poses the very question “Is America in her Death Throes or Readying for a New Revolution? – Have Faith Tytler states
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. “
When we allow a president like Obama continue to lie and shred the constitution we propel ourselves down the road to utter failure. ObamaCare Not “Law of The Land” ONLY House Can Tax! It is however another incremental step toward tyranny and loss of freedom.
Today is the Anniversary of the date Abraham Lincoln shared the Gettysburg Address, sadly now, as you read you’ll see perhaps even feel the true regression of character and truth that have taken hold in our Great and Exceptional United States of America. God bless America, God Bless Americans!
Jennifer Weber can’t read the Gettysburg Address to her students at the University of Kansas without taking a risk.
She chokes up a little, though she’s a Civil War author and historian. “A new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”She starts losing it right about there.
Just more proof that our current president is the worst president of the United States yet. There could be a worse one still to come, but they would have a lot of goals to hit before they even came close. If you look at the current unemployment numbers they won’t reflect this, but they’re skewed and everybody knows it. With nearly a third of our country out of work (and that’s even counting those who can’t work), we believe Obama is nearing his goal of total reliance on government. –PBN
(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation’s labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS counts a person as participating in the labor force if they are 16 years or older and either have a job or have actively sought a job in the last four weeks. A person is not participating in the labor force if they are 16 or older and have not sought a job in the last four weeks.
In from July to August, according to BLS, Americans not participating in the labor force climbed from 89,957,000 to 90,473,000, pushing past 90,000,000 for the first time, with a one month increase of 516,000.
In September, it climbed again to 90,609,000, an increase of 136,000 during the month.
In January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, there were 80,507,000 Americans not in the labor force. Thus, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 during Obama’s presidency.
What a wonderful blessing it is for the Great State of Texas to invoke their 1st Amendment Rights. You don’t mess with Texas! And you don’t mess with real Americans who embrace our Bill of RIghts and the Constitutional Liberties afforded by the Good Lord! Can we get an amen? AMEN!! -PBN
Farrakhan rips Obama:
“Clearly, we are in a dire condition,” Farrakhan said in a recent address, “and the government of America cannot solve our problems.” “Let me show you a little bit more,” he later continued, “Even though we in 2013 are celebrating a two-term black president…the brother simply has not been able to repair the damage caused by centuries of racism [and] greed, which has now run this nation over a fiscal cliff.”
Credit ratings agency Fitch on Friday announced its decision to revise the U.K.’s credit rating AA+, down from its previous AAA rating.
Here’s the full text of the agency’s announcement:
Fitch Ratings-London-19 April 2013: Fitch Ratings has downgraded the United Kingdom’s Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’. The Outlook is Stable. At the same time, the agency has affirmed the UK’s Short-term foreign currency rating at ‘F1+’ and the Country Ceiling at ‘AAA’.
The rating actions follow the conclusion of the review of the UK’s sovereign ratings initiated on 22 March and resolve the Rating Watch Negative. The previous Negative Outlook on the UK’s sovereign ratings had been in place since 14 March 2012.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
The downgrade of the UK’s sovereign ratings primarily reflects a weaker economic and fiscal outlook and hence the upward revision to Fitch’s medium-term projections for UK budget deficits and government debt. Despite the loss of its ‘AAA’ status, the UK’s extremely strong credit profile is reflected in its ‘AA+’ rating and the Stable Outlook.
- Fitch now forecasts that general government gross debt (GGGD) will peak at 101% of GDP in 2015-16 (equivalent to 86% of GDP for public sector net debt, PSND) and will only gradually decline from 2017-18. This compares with Fitch’s previous projection for GGGD peaking at 97% and declining from 2016-17 and the ‘AAA’ median of around 50%.
- Fitch previously commented that failure to stabilise debt below 100% of GDP and place it on a firm downward path towards 90% of GDP over the medium term would likely trigger a rating downgrade. Despite the UK’s strong fiscal financing flexibility underpinned by its own currency with reserve currency status and the long average maturity of public debt, the fiscal space to absorb further adverse economic and financial shocks is no longer consistent with a ‘AAA’ rating.
- Higher than previously projected budget deficits and debt primarily reflects the weak growth performance of the UK economy in recent years, partly due to headwinds of private and public sector deleveraging and the eurozone crisis. Fitch has revised down its forecast economic growth in 2013 and 2014 to 0.8% and 1.8%, respectively, from 1.5% and 2.0% at the time of the last review of the UK’s sovereign ratings in September 2012. The UK economy is not expected to reach its 2007 level of real GDP until 2014, underscoring the weakness of the economic recovery.
- Despite significant progress in reducing public sector net borrowing (PSNB from a peak of 11.2% of GDP (GBP159bn) in 2009-10, the budget deficit remains 7.4% of GDP (excluding the effect of the transfer of Royal Mail pensions) and is not expected to fall below 6% of GDP and GBP100bn until the end of the current parliament term. The slower pace of deficit reduction means that the next government will be required to implement substantial spending reductions (and/or tax increases) if public debt is to be stabilised and reduced over the medium term.
The Stable Outlook on the UK’s sovereign ratings reflects the following factors.
- Under Fitch’s baseline economic and fiscal scenario, which assumes a continued policy commitment to reducing the underlying budget deficit and medium-term annual growth potential of 2%-2.25%, government debt gradually falls as a share of national income in the latter half of the decade.
- The long average maturity of public debt (15 years) – the longest of any high-grade sovereign -exclusively denominated in local currency and low interest service burden implies a higher level of debt tolerance than many high-grade peers.
- The international reserve currency status of sterling and the ability and willingness of the Bank of England to intervene in the UK government debt market largely eliminates the risk of a self-fulfilling fiscal financing crisis.
- The gradual improvement in the UK banking sector’s capital and liquidity position has further reduced contingent liabilities arising from this sector.
The UK’s ‘AA+’ rating is underpinned by its high-income, diversified and flexible economy as well as a high degree of political and social stability. The monetary policy framework as well as sterling’s international reserve currency status afford the UK a high degree of financial and economic policy flexibility. Strong civil and policy institutions and a high degree of transparency enhance the predictability of the business and economic policy environment that compares favourably with peers in the ‘AA’ category.
Weak economic performance and growth prospects, relatively high levels of private and foreign as well as public debt, along with sizeable twin fiscal and current account deficits, are weaknesses relative to rating peers.
The Stable Outlook indicates a less than 50% chance of a change in the UK sovereign ratings over the next two years.
The main factors that could lead to a negative rating action, individually or collectively, are:
- Failure to stabilise the government debt to GDP ratio over the medium term.
- Increased threat to macro-financial stability, for example arising from an intensification of the eurozone crisis or an erosion of confidence in the UK’s policy commitment to price stability.
The main factors that could lead to a positive rating action, individually or collectively, are:
- Stronger economic recovery and rebalancing of the UK economy than currently forecast.
- Government budget deficits and debt declining at a faster pace than currently projected so that GGGD is on a sustainable path towards 90% of GDP and below.
A key assumption underpinning Fitch’s medium-term fiscal projections reflected in the ‘AA+’ rating and Stable Outlook is that the growth potential of the UK economy is around 2%-2.25% pa. This assumption is based on the UK’s labour market and demographic outlook and expectation that labour productivity will revert to its long-run trend of around 2% pa. In the event that productivity and hence economic growth is permanently lower than its long-run historical average prior to the financial crisis, the fiscal outlook would be materially worse than currently assessed with adverse implications for the UK’s sovereign credit profile and ratings.
For the purposes of its economic and fiscal forecasts, Fitch assumes a current ‘output gap’ of 2.7% of potential GDP that gradually declines over the forecast horizon. However, there is considerable uncertainty over the extent and future evolution of productive spare capacity in the UK economy. According to Fitch’s simulations, in a ‘no output gap’ scenario GGGD would remain above 100% of GDP until 2018 in the absence of further structural deficit-reduction measures.
The strong institutional framework for control of public expenditure and effective tax administration alongside the broad-based political and public commitment to deficit reduction underpins Fitch’s assumption that fiscal consolidation will be sustained beyond the term of the current parliament through a combination of spending and tax measures. 3.5pp of the 6.9pp total reduction in expenditure as a percentage of GDP for the 2009-10 to-2017-18 period fall outside the term of the current parliament.
Fitch assumes that no contingent liabilities arising from the financial sector and other government interventions to ease constraints on the availability of bank credit to the private sector will have a material impact on the path of UK government debt over the projection horizon.
Fitch’s current global economic forecasts (published in the March 2013 edition of the Global Economic Outlook) are incorporated into its near-term economic forecast for the UK including the assumption that severe tail-risks to the global economy, including a break-up of the eurozone, do not materialise and oil prices remain broadly at current levels.
Fitch will publish early next week an update of its medium-term economic and fiscal projections for the UK that will supplant those published by Fitch in September 2012 (‘UK Public Finances Update’, 28 September 2012).
The ratings of related entities and transactions will be reviewed in light of today’s sovereign rating action and any changes announced shortly.
This has taken place twice in the past two years. Bill SB 252 Prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver’s licenses and modifies other driver’s license provisions
Read how the feds are buying enough bullets for a 24 year war against US citizens while disarming us which prevents us from defending ourselves.
When questioned by committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer on April 11, Missouri State Highway Patrol Col. Ron Replogle admitted “his agency had turned over the data.”
The information was passed to the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General in Nov. 2011 and again in Jan. 2012. Replogle claims the information was encrypted and the discs holding the information were destroyed.
“[The feds] said no names were retrieved,” Replogle said. “They do not have those names. They did not disseminate that information,” he claimed. He also stressed “all that information has been destroyed.”
The investigation into leaked personal information began after suspicions arose over new drivers license rules requiring citizens to bring in numerous personal documents–including concealed carry permit information–to be “scanned and retained.”
Replogle said the names were turned over to “cross-check… names on the concealed carry list with [the federal] agency’s list of those with disabilities attributed to mental illness to find possible evidence of fraud in the system.”
“It is clearly a violation of one’s personal privacy, not to mention Missouri law, and I cannot adequately express to you my incredible concern over this request” Luetkemeyer
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has been denying that “concealed weapons permits were turned over to a ‘magical database’ for federal agents to ‘mess with.’”
JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted on Thursday that it released the names of more than 163,000 Missourians who have concealed weapons permits to a federal agent twice in the past two years.
Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration maintains that the releases were legal and done to aid an investigation, but that has done little to calm Republicans’ concerns over what they see as a breach of privacy rights and potential evidence of intrusive gun tactics from the federal government.
“I’m very concerned that this may be a back-door attempt to create the Eric Holder gun registry,” said House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, referring to the U.S. attorney general. “Missourians are very much opposed to this type of government overreach and intrusion.”
The admission comes as statehouse Republicans are decrying the state’s new method of scanning images of personal documents needed for drivers license registrations. It also emerged as a new flashpoint in a national debate over gun rights in the wake of the child murders in Newtown, Conn.
Missouri Highway Patrol Col. Ron Replogle told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday that a Social Security Administration agent based in St. Louis wanted the concealed-carry permit information for an investigation into disability fraud related to mental illness claims.
The list of permit holders was going to be compared with a list of Social Security recipients to see whether anyone who had met the mental health qualifications for a concealed carry permit had also sought benefits for a mental illness. Replogle said the encrypted information was mailed to the agent twice on password-protected discs, but both times, the agent was unable to access the data.
“In our opinion, it was a criminal investigation,” Replogle said.
The Social Security Administration did not respond to requests for comment from the Post-Dispatch.
Senators weren’t eased by the fact that the lists were never opened.
“The harm isn’t actually that they were read or not read, the harm is that, with reckless abandon, what is a private database in the state of Missouri with private information … was given out on discs with apparently not even a written request,” said Senate Appropriations Chair Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia. “That’s the issue.”
Under state law, disclosing information about concealed carry holders is a misdemeanor, and Schaefer said he believed the release of the lists violated that law.
But Department of Public Safety deputy director Andrea Spillars said the sharing of information among law enforcement agencies was legal and common.
She told the Appropriations Committee the agency could do it again legally, but the department recently implemented a policy to require such requests to undergo additional scrutiny.
Nixon, in Kirkwood to survey tornado damage Thursday, also told the Post-Dispatch that the state agencies acted within their legal authority.
“I’ll only say that, as is our usual process and procedure, we’ve followed the laws and we’ll continue to,” said Nixon, a Democrat.
But Republicans quickly seized on the privacy issue, which had been steadily building amid speculation over the administration’s handling of private information related to drivers licenses by the Department of Revenue.
“This is a big breach of public trust,” said Sen. Dan Brown, a Republican from Rolla on the Appropriations Committee.
The Highway Patrol got the concealed carry lists from the Department of Revenue’s licensing arm, which maintains the data. But the release of the concealed carry lists apparently had nothing to do with the DOR’s new licensing system that lawmakers have been investigating for several weeks. The first concealed carry list was sent in November 2011, before the new system went into effect, and Replogle said the Revenue Department probably had had the ability to compile one for several years.
Jones said concerns over the concealed carry lists and Missouri’s new drivers licenses were “intertwined.” Without the ongoing investigation into the licenses and the Department of Revenue’s handling of private information, it’s unlikely that lawmakers would have stumbled upon the details of the release of the concealed carry lists, he said.
Lawmakers began airing concerns over the Department of Revenue’s new license system last month, and questions primarily focused on whether it was being used to send data to the federal government or implement the federal Real ID Act in violation of state law. The new process includes electronic scanning of personal identification documents, including birth certificates, marriage licenses and concealed carry certifications.
In several hearings at the Capitol, officials from the Revenue Department told lawmakers that the new process was intended to make licenses more secure. They have repeatedly said the new scanning policy is not an attempt to implement Real ID and the process is not being used to share documents with the federal government.
Schaefer said finding out about the concealed carry lists was “like extracting teeth.” After hours of inquiry, with questions often repeated in varying ways, Schaefer latched onto the issue of whether concealed carry lists had ever been created and shared outside of the new system. After some vague answers, officials eventually admitted Wednesday night that the Department of Revenue had given concealed carry lists to the state Highway Patrol.
Later in the evening, they returned to say that Highway Patrol handed the information over to a federal agent. Replogle’s testimony, filing in the details of the federal requests, came Thursday morning, but early reports had already started to garner national attention.
Some Republicans called on Nixon to fire those responsible for the release. They also have accused the governor’s administration of covering up the details.
Missouri Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, sent letters to officials in the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday seeking more information about the federal government’s role in the information release.
“It is clearly a violation of one’s personal privacy, not to mention Missouri law, and I cannot adequately express to you my incredible concern over this request,” Luetkemeyer wrote in the letters, requesting specific details about the nature of the request, as well as private meetings with top federal officials.
State Auditor Tom Schweich is auditing the Department of Revenue. The House Government Oversight Committee has launched its own investigation, and Jones said he would give the committee the power to subpoena for information — a tactic Schaefer used in his investigation of whether Revenue is working toward Real ID requirements.
Jones also has called on Attorney General Chris Koster to appoint an independent investigative committee to look into the Department of Revenue’s handling of private information. Koster’s office did not respond to the Post-Dispatch’s request for comment.
Meanwhile, the state House and Senate have each given early approval to legislation that would block the Revenue Department from scanning documents used to obtain drivers licenses.
Sources Breitbart and St. Louis Today