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Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly VersionSend to a FriendSend to a Friend PAGE NINE -- No. 72 by Alan Korwin, Author STARTERS: BILL OF RIGHTS DAY FAST APPROACHING Dec. 15 this year is a Tuesday, mark your calendars now. Committees of Correspondence nationwide are beginning to prepare for the Bill of Rights Day commemoration that left people delighted with the grandeur and significance of the public reading of our charter of freedom -- one of the world's most famous documents. Simple steps for planning your own local BOR Day event: http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR%20Day%202006.htm#BillOfRightsEventPlanning Reports from prior events, with the lighter and darker side of it: http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-Day-2008-Report.htm 2008 recap (at the Wrigley Mansion) http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-Day-2008.htm The Bill of Rights http://www.gunlaws.com/TheBillOfRights.htm Educator's Minute: "Control the kids and you'll control the country," is a plan our government schools and the teachers' unions have pushed way ahead. As a friend and non-leftist educator writes: "Having observed 2,000 students in my online university economics classes, I can tell you virtually all arrive believing: --It's the government's job to make the economy work --Business is your enemy --Government should set prices --Labor rates should be set high to "raise the standard of living" --Labor-saving devices are bad --Wealthy people are greedy and should be taxed to benefit the community --Keynesian economics is the only proper course and the Austrian school  (Hayek, von Mises, even Friedman, etc.) are unfeeling market-driven cretins --And they have no concept of entrepreneurial risk and reward. The saddest part is that the "educators" who promote this drivel and anti-American socialist claptrap propaganda believe it's accurate, instead of the antithesis of what makes America great -- Adam Smith-style capitalism and free markets. BRAND NEW: Plain-English gun owner guide for North AND South Dakota! Only $11.95, both states in one book. Know your laws, stay safe. http://www.gunlaws.com/books.htm Also recent: plain-English gun-owner guides for Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina Ohio, Virginia: http://www.gunlaws.com/books.htm. 50-State Traveler's Guide: http://www.gunlaws.com/travel.htm. Plus -- we've introduced the Armed Response series of self-defense DVDs, truly excellent, take a look: http://www.gunlaws.com/videos.htm. The Neal Knox autobiographical book has arrived: The Gun Rights War. Years in the making, the best of this gun-rights giant edited by his son Chris: http://www.gunlaws.com/books4.htm -------- 1- Border Invasion Unabated The lamestream media told you: Nothing. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Illegals continue streaming across with no controls at all, in a literal vacuum of news coverage. Watch from the hidden cameras yourself: http://www.borderinvasionpics.com, Errors of omission like this from the "news" media are as bad as the direct lies they tell, maybe worse. DHS chief Janet Napolitano has claimed border security is adequate. These videos prove she's more wrong in her national post than she was in state government, where she was so wrong so often we finally got rid of her. Sorry we gave her to you though. -------- 2- "Vigilant Eagle" GunSpies The lamestream media told you: Nothing. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: A new campaign to quietly gather information on American gun owners is being rolled out by the FBI working with the nation's gun police, BATFE. Code-named "Vigilant Eagle," federal agents plan to visit gun stores to meet with owners and staff, establish "friendly" relations and press the flesh, "in the hopes of obtaining informal information on people buying guns," according to information received and recently released by Gun Owners of America, a powerful gun lobby in Wash., D.C. GOA got the info from a well known journalist at a top U.S. paper who must remain anonymous while the investigation continues. A national break in this story will occur after the Page Nine and GOA leak. Shop owners contacted by so-called vigilant eagles (they're unlikely to call themselves that) are encouraged to contact GOA with details of the encounter: http://tinyurl.com/my7c9s. The information will eventually be used in breaking national news. -------- 3- Ammo Shortage Ending The lamestream media told you: Nothing. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Ammo's back, stores are cutting their desperate orders for quantity, and manufacturers are starting to gag on excess inventory built up during the rush to supply demand, according to several sources and Miwall, the huge ammo wholesaler serving western state gun shows. The good news -- prices are starting to drop too. "We're getting new pricing almost daily," the wholesaler says, and that's expected to continue into the holidays. Probably. WalMart reportedly had 100-round boxes of 9mm on the shelves for $19.95. Marksmen, most of whom already have sizeable supplies, topped off until they are practically out of space, and their wives reportedly won't let them start storing the stuff in the kitchen. "None of us had a personal shortage," says one anonymous sportsman with a knowing grin, "it's just that we had a hard time replacing supplies or getting goods at cheap prices, so we went to the range less, and worried." According to an unpublished study I did for a think tank, Americans buy between five and nine billion rounds of ammo a year, virtually none of which is used in crime (the shooting sports are the number 2 consumer sport in the nation, behind exercise and ahead of golf). -------- 4- Presidential Student Indoctrination? The lamestream media told you: In a historic first-ever address by a president, Barack Obama will address every student in government school all at the same time. Conservatives are upset at the speech even before it has been given, the fools. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: While the president had planned on delivering "worshipful" civics messages (the term used by school superintendent Tom Horne), school students' understanding of real history and civics is at deplorably low levels, as measured by a simple Goldwater Institute poll. Its report: "A Survey of Civic Knowledge Among Arizona High School Students," reveals only 3.5 percent of Arizona high school students have learned the basic history, government and geography necessary to pass the U.S. Citizenship test. Here are the survey questions, the correct answers, and in parentheses the percentage of government-school students providing the correct answer. 1. What is the supreme law of the land? Answer: The Constitution (29.5%) 2. What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution? Answer: The Bill of Rights (25%) 3. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? Answer: Senate and House (23%) 4. How many Justices are on the Supreme Court? Answer: Nine (9.4%) 5. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Answer: Thomas Jefferson (25.3%) 6. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States? Answer: Atlantic (58.8%) 7. What are the two major political parties in the United States? Answer: Democratic and Republican (49.6%) 8. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? Answer: Six (14.5%) 9. Who was the first President of the United States? Answer: George Washington (26.5%) 10. Who is in charge of the Executive Branch? Answer: The President (26%) Only 40 students passed, out of 1,140 (3.5%). It isn't clear what, if anything, Arizona students are learning in these classes, but it is abundantly clear what they are not learning -- U.S. civics, history and geography. Mr. Obama's address was not expected to improve the situation. Dr. Matthew Ladner, vice president for research at the Goldwater Institute, conducted the study. http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org -------- 5- Obama's Eduspeech Excelled The lamestream media told you: The president seemed very presidential as he delivered an inoffensive speech to America's students from grades kindergarten through 12. Despite dire warning from conservatives before they even heard the speech, there was nothing to fear in the short, harmless, encouraging speech. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Obama's speech to America's school children, as finally written and delivered was excellent, it truly was. The best American values were delivered to students nationwide: study hard, you need schooling to succeed, America's future depends on you, being a basketball or rap star is not a career plan. It also proved a crucial point: the public can influence the presidency when they speak loudly enough. 1. The classroom materials distributed before the speech outraged the public, and rightly so. Mr. Obama planned an indoctrinating piece of propaganda swamped in political overtones. It is obvious the speech was rewritten after the uproar, because it didn't match the pre-release materials. The media uniformly failed to mention this, acting as if rewriting is some alien concept, or that it didn't occur. 2. Although the delivered speech was steeped in decent American values, it broke the ice on the idea that Mr. Obama can directly address children too small to understand what's happening. The appropriate timing would be during family hour so kids could watch at home with parents. 3. Children do not attend school voluntarily in America anymore -- we have a compulsory and sequestered system with harsh penalties for failure to comply for the majority of the public. Forcing a politician's speech on them under these circumstances is flat out wrong. If president Bush had attempted such a thing we know what the media response would have been. Instead of the gushing media praise we have come to expect for anything Obama, we would have vitriol and invective -- which would have been proper for the concept -- though it would have no doubt been aimed at the man. 4. By breaking the ice on Obama addresses to young children, the public must now be extremely vigilant for future speeches which may already be planned, and messages that are nowhere near as mellow as the one the public forced the president to change this time around. Don't expect advance leaks on the next speech. Extreme vigilance in protecting our children is no vice. 5. Because Mr. Obama's insiders made the mistake of distributing materials ahead of time, the public was alerted and able to assert itself in time. It also established the crucial principle that parents can have their kids opt out of nationally planned agendas in mandatory schools. 6. None of the news media picked up on this. They a) belittled the concern voiced ahead of the brazen speech plan, and b) failed to recognize that the delivered content was changed to soothe the angry pitchfork-wielding mobs who objected to an effort to solicit support of young kids into an Obama corps. -------- 6- Health Debate Irrational The lamestream media told you: Democrats are insisting on passing Obama's health care package immediately, while republicans and some democrats are united in resisting a fix to the health care system which is in serious trouble. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: When no one knows what will be in the new or amended bill, before it's released, debate over it is irrational. "News" reporters have consistently failed to note this minor fact. The old bill, HR 3200, remained the same outrageous jumble of government takeover, breakneck spending, bureaucratic wastefulness and bottlenecks that it was when everyone read it the first time months ago. Fortunately, Obama's original demand that the 1,100 pages be signed by the end of the week it was released failed, so everyone got to see what was in it, and the outrage broke loose. According to thomas.gov, the last action on the bill was on July 14. Congressman John Shadegg has a 19-page health-care proposal, HR 3218, that basically gets government out of doctors' faces, removes government restrictions so free markets can provide robust services, and it has received virtually no coverage at all. It allows buying insurance across state lines, setting up private medical coops, tax credits for medical care and more. LATE BREAKING NEWS! The Senate has released a new health-care bill, no one has had time to read or decipher it, and the debate rages on. The pros and antis are already at it, on the same sides they were before, with the same level of understanding (virtually none), only louder. The House version has not been released, but so what. The required combined version is not even in the dream stage, but so what. The Constitution delegates no authority to Congress to take over the practice of medicine. Now THAT'S a big deal. -------- 7- Government Incompetence Documented The lamestream media told you: The health care system is in such bad shape the government must step in right away and "do something," according to nearly every lamestream journalist working in America. "We've talked this thing to death," according to our esteemed leader, and "the time for change is now." The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: A review of government programs designed to "do something," conducted by Barry Goldwater, Jr., the late senator's son writing for the Capitol Times, reveals that government programs designed to do something historically do nothing except grow the size of government and leave the supposed problem alone. The Dept. of Energy, created under Jimmy Carter in 1977 and embraced by every president since then, declared war on our energy dependence and was going to free America from its addiction to oil sold to us by foreign sworn enemies. Now in 2009, the department has 16,000 employees, 100,000 contract employees, a budget of $26 billion (that's 26,000 million dollars, for those of you who have a hard time with numbers), and we have drifted into deeper dependence on foreign energy from our enemies who suck out our cash faster than we suck out their oil (we stupidly give them foreign aid on top of oil purchases). The War on Some Drugs started earlier, under Richard Nixon in 1969, and has been embraced by every president since then. We've spent an average of $69 billion per year (that's 69,000 million dollars, for those of you who have a hard time with numbers) and today street drugs are of better quality, higher potency, more readily available and easier for children to get than beer, because beer, also managed by the government but singled out to be "legal," requires ID. The DEA, which manages bulk drugs coming into America for the government (with price supports, failed border checks, undiscovered tunnels, payoffs received and favors granted, missed opportunities, etc.) has 5,233 special agents, 5,551 support staffers, a budget of $2.6 billion, and has grown virtually every year since it began in 1973. They find and announce a few percent of the incoming deliveries, wildly trumpeted by their lapdogs in the press, some of whom allegedly are on the sh*t (and it's gooood sh*t). Mr. Goldwater's analysis continues with Amtrak, which after 38 years still runs a deficit but was promised to turn into a profitable entity; the Post Office which lost 7,000 million dollars last year, the federal Reserve, which through insane practices bankrupted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ($5 trillion dollars worth, that's 5 million million dollars, for those of you who have a hard time with numbers), leading to the housing-market collapse and the current economic woes; the new government motors company that haphazardly closed profitable car dealerships nationwide, and Medicare -- which Mr. Obama says can provide $900 billion in "new" funding for his medical plan just by eliminating fraud and waste -- this is supposed to encourage us? -- and on and on. Barry (Goldwater, not Soetoro) has concluded that if you believe this outfit can take over medical care and do anything other than what it's track record proves it can do, you need medical care. -------- 8- Jones' News Vacuum The lamestream media told you: "The White House says president Barack Obama's adviser Van Jones is resigning amid controversy over past inflammatory statements... including comments about Republicans... Jones issued an apology Thursday... White House press secretary Robert Gibbs would say only that Jones, 'continues to work in the administration'." The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Self-avowed communist Van Jones, selected by Mr. Obama to be a government czar, has been forced from office by public outcry, proving the crucial principle once again that the public, when sufficiently aroused, can force its will even on the federal government. Jones reportedly had not passed FBI background checks because he was subjected to them, even though communists are the arch enemy of every good thing America represents. The reasons for the reported absence of a vetting process could not be determined at press time. The controversy over this Obama-appointed communist raged for weeks on the internet, free radio broadcasts and in person-to-person conversations nationwide. Lamestream reports of the growing political disaster for Mr. Obama were less robust, with independent research from a Nexis search prior to the dismissal showing: Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0. Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0. Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0. Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0. Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0. Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CNN: 0 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/bios/byron-york.html Perhaps the biggest story in this story is why or how the pillars of the "news" business could so thoroughly suppress a story of such tremendous signficance. It makes you wonder what else they suppress, if a communist eagerly embraced by the administration is completely blacked out. The Washington Post published a story after the mierda hit the fan, "White House Says Little on Embattled Jones," on page A-3 of its Saturday edition. Other reports immediately after the fact remained abysmal, with the New York Times maintaining silence on the story, along with ABC's "World News" and "NBC Nightly News" for a period too long to qualify as "good journalism." And they wonder why their credibility is in cinders. -------- 9- Muslim Attacks Misnamed The lamestream media told you: The nation marked the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with rain-soaked remembrances and acts of volunteerism honoring those who rushed into danger to help. Around the country, Americans packed up care packages for soldiers, planted gardens for low-income families and painted abandoned, boarded-up homes... soup kitchens... red cross... volunteers... homeless... charity... The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: The word must have gone out, everyone got the memo -- not a single news broadcast or print edition in the lamestream used the words Muslim, islamofascist, radical Muslim extremist, radical Islamists, jihad, jihadis or anything like it in describing the radical Muslim extremist attacks on western civilization on Sep. 11, 2001, activities which have continued unabated around the world, unrepentant, to this day. No coverage of celebrations in the Muslim world were reported. The phrase War on Terror has been abandoned. That's probably a good thing because terror is a generic term, and inaccurately describes the war on western civilization being waged by millions of Islamic extremists with explosives, propaganda, co-opting values, birth rates, political correctness, immigration and cultural norms. -------- 10- Racists Are Racist The lamestream media told you: Jimmy Carter has decided congressman Joe Wilson is a racist, because he singled out one of Obama's highly public lies and said so out loud. The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Racism. n. A false charge, of devastating power, that can be brought against a person without cause, especially when no real charges are available, to gain advantage in a debate. "Nothing is more fraudulent than calls for a "dialogue on race." Those who issue such calls are usually quick to cry "racism" at any frank criticism. They are almost invariably seeking a monologue on race, to which others are supposed to listen." --Thomas Sowell