Friday, December 25, 2009

A TEA Party Christmas Wish for WE THE PEOPLE


From December 19. 1777 to June 19, 1778, Valley Forge PA was the campground of 11,000 troops of George Washington's Continental Army. Because of the suffering endured there by the hungry, poorly clothed, and badly housed troops, 2500 of whom died during the harsh winter, Valley Forge came to symbolize the heroism of the American revolutionaries.http://twurl.cc/1zea }


I hope this Winter Holiday Season finds you and yours in Good Spirits and relative comfort.


This year, as we Americans gather to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa,  Muharram,  New Years and other cultural traditions, may I suggest we not dwell on what we have lost and/or endured in this past year. Rather, let us appreciate what we still have... family, friends and more. And let us instead ponder what it will take to restore our country to its previously unrivaled freedom, prosperity and status.


I would respectfully ask that those of a different faith not take offense to the title of this Article. It is so named to honor the religious beliefs of this Country's Founding Fathers. Further, until recently Christmas was a cultural tradition observed by the overwhelming majority of Americans. And lastly, this is the day upon which it is traditionally observed. At the same time, I would ask everyone to recognize that despite these differences in tradition, we Americans are more alike than we are different.  It is only our external and internal enemies that point out and exacerbate our differences to divide and conquer us for their own selfish gains.


This Christmas Wish list is premised on the great effort that is going to be required to restore our country to its previous prosperity and world stature.  For nearly 6 decades we have lived the good life with few hard sacrifices to be made.  The generation that fought with our Founding Fathers and those generations that fought the civil war, the first World War, endured through the great depression, and then fought World War II, the cold war and the other wars too numerous to mention, all sacrificed so that succeeding American generations could live the American dream.


It is with that introduction that I reluctantly must inform you that ours is the next generation to be called upon to struggle and sacrifice to preserve the American dream for our children and future generations of Americans....... 

If you are interested in reading the rest of this article follow the link to Examiner.com


Those were my thoughts.


Don Mashak


The Cynical Patriot


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Tim Kinley - MN refuses to release wrongfully jailed Christian


This article is a follow up to my previous article publicising Tim Kinley's plight.


Tuesday December 22, 2009, Attorney Jill Clark, tried to get Tim Kinley released on a Furlough for Christmas and extending to his hearing in January.


The Court refused, choosing to punish him challenging the Courts wrongly based ruling that violated his 1st Amendment Right of Freedom of Religion.  Such is the fate of political activists.


Our Minnesota Government is retaliating for Mr. Kinley enforcing his constitutional rights and for his lawful attempts at Judicial Reform.


Please say a prayer for Tim Kinley today.  He refused to accept Minnesota infringement on his Freedom of Religion.  In so doing, he also defended your right to Freedom of Religion.......

If you are interested in reading the rest of this article follow the link to Examiner.com

If you would like to read the rest of the previous article please click here <First Article>
Those were my thoughts.

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christian jailed for teaching religion to his children - Ramsey County, Minnesota USA

"Before I say one more word, I call upon the State of Minnesota to release Tim Kinley before Christmas of this year.








On the surface, Tim Kinley is an average person like you or I.  He works hard, loves his family and is law abiding, God fearing, church going person.  As you read this article, keep in mind that most of our country's first immigrants came here to escape religious persecution.  Our elected officials seem to have forgotten this. Further, keep in mind our rights guaranteed by WE THE PEOPLE'S Bill of Rights.

Amendment I of the USA BIll of Rights

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

As you read this article, I ask you to envision the feelings that you would experience if you were put through this ordeal that defies any reasonable explanation other than simply being the result of unbridled power without conscience nor compassion...."


To read more about this outrageous violation of the guaranteed Constitutional Right to Freedom of Religion, click here - Examiner.com

Those were my thoughts.

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Health Care Bill By Paragraph by M.D. Peter J. Niciforos, J.D.

The Health Care Bill By Paragraph
PLEASE BE INFORMED regardless of your political mind-set affiliations:
1)  The material provided below was written by an MD from Indiana
2)  The "page numbers" and "sections" refer to the "Health Care Bill"
3)  Following each "page number, and section" - is NOT the verbatim as written in the HCB
4)  The good doctor "wrote" the important summary-substance of what is in the HCB, for each pertinent Section
5)  In parenthesis are some of his comments and reactions
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Everyone should read this and pay close attention.
Pass this on to your children and other relatives. We need to have this circulated.
So many people do not know the facts, and that is exactly what "they" bank on to get bills like these passed.
Don't stop reading after the first few lines. This is the most intrusive bill ever.
Everyone should read this and pay close attention.
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An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note:  Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN )
Here is a letter I sent to Senator Bayh.
Feel free to copy it and send it around to all other representatives. –
Stephen Fraser
October 23, 2009
Senator Bayh,
As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.
I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.
Page 22 of the HC Bill:  Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!
Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill:   THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.
Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
Page 42 of HC Bill:  The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice!
Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Page 58 HC Bill:  Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued!
Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24:  Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).
Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill:  Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans -- The Govt will ration your health care!
Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services.  (Translation: illegal aliens.)
Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN & Americorps) to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)
Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill:  Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid.
Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.
Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU what salary you can make.
Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. (NO choice!)
Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND their families.  (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)
Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll!  (See the last comment in parenthesis.)
Page 150 Lines 9-13: A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)
Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin..  will have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.
Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax."  (Yes, it really says that!)
Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors.  (Low-income and the poor are affected.)
Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me that's not Socialism!)
Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc.  (Literally-- the value of humans.)
Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for "private" HC industries.
Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the Govt deems preventable (i.e...re-admissions).
Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt tells doctors what and how much they can own!)
Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion.  (The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)
Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. 
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of outcome-based measures..
Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc
Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs people!'   Unbelievable!
Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." 
Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult."  (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)
Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc.  (And it's mandatory!)
Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources; & nbsp;guiding you in death.
Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on "end-of-life." 
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans
Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order
Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end-of-life! 
Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations. 
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy
Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.
Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating. Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.
Respectfully,
Stephen E. Fraser, MD
Dear Reader,
   I urge you to use the power that you were born with (and the power that may soon be taken away) and circulate this email to as many people as you can reach.  The Power of the People can stop this from happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations.
 Peter J. Niciforos, M.D., J.D.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Plan, The Scam, The Man, Don't ya just love it when a plan comes together?


Ignore all the gas crap and just look at how the stupid car buyer got taken to the cleaners:

If you traded in a clunker worth $3500, you get $4500 off for an apparent "savings" of $1000.

However, you have to pay taxes on the $4500 come April 15th (something that no auto dealer will tell you). If you are in the 30% tax bracket, you will pay $1350 on that $4500.

So, rather than save $1000, you actually pay an extra $350 to the feds. In addition, you traded in a car that was most likely paid for. Now you have 4 or 5 years of payments on a car that you did not need, that was costing you less to run than the payments that you will now be making.

But wait; it gets even better: you also got ripped off by the dealer.
For example, every dealer here in LA was selling the Ford Focus with all the goodies, including A/C, auto transmission, power windows, etc for $12,500 the month before the "cash for clunkers" program started.

When "cash for clunkers" came along, they stopped discounting them and instead sold them at the list price of $15,500. So, you paid $3000 more than you would have the month before... (Honda, Toyota , and Kia played the same list price game that Ford and Chevy did).

So let's do the final tally here:

You traded in a car worth: $3500
You got a discount of:       $4500
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Net so far                       +$1000
But you have to pay:          $1350 in taxes on the $4500
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Net so far:                          -$350
And you paid:                    $3000 more than the car was selling for the month before
                                       ----------
Net -                                 $3350

We could also add in the additional taxes (sales tax, state tax, etc.) on the extra $3000 that you paid for the car, along with the 5 years of interest on the car loan, but let's just stop here.

So who actually made out on the deal? The feds collected taxes on the car along with taxes on the $4500 they "gave" you. The car dealers made an extra $3000 or more on every car they sold along with the kickbacks from the manufacturers and the loan companies. The manufacturers got to dump lots of cars they could not give away the month before. And the poor, stupid consumer got saddled with even more debt that they cannot afford.

Obama and his band of merry men convinced Joe consumer that he was getting $4500 in "free" money from the "government" when in fact, Joe was giving away his $3500 car and paying an additional $3350 for the privilege.
Think this was stupid for those who were crazy enough to swallow this wonderful scheme?

Just wait until we get health care with no additional costs over what most of us now pay for health insurance and the best medical care in the world. Think that scheme might be designed by the same people who came up with Cash for Clunkers?


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