"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Does government spending create autism?

Your tax dollars at work.
One mother of an 8 year old was concerned about autism.  She was advised by a friend, “If you embrace that word” — autism — “you will get far more services,”


Also, hy·po·chon·dri·a·cal [hahy-poh-kuhn-drahy-uh-kuhl]  
Psychiatry .
pertaining to or suffering from hypochondria, an excessive preoccupation with and worry about one's health.

40% of autistic children "magically" no longer have autism!
  • A 300% increase in state-funded autism services
  • “People started seeing it whenever a kid does something the slightest bit strange or starts collecting too many baseball cards.”

There is an old saying, your expenses will increase to meet your income.

The same could be said for Big Government spending programs.  When there is a big fat pool of billions of tax dollars floating around then suddenly people from every walk of life find "needs" that must be funded.  (Funded with other people's money naturally.)  

The medical field sucks tax money faster than light speed.  The medical industry is happy to help frightened and often over-protective parents tap into a giant pot of cash meant for autistic children.  But come to find out cash was being showered on "autistic" children who are not autistic.

In a massive 2009 study U.S. health authorities were surprised to find that nearly 40% of children once identified as autistic no longer had the diagnosis. The findings suggest that autism, still officially a lifelong condition, has become such a broad and fluid concept that it can be temporary, reports the Los Angeles Times.

In California alone, the cost of state-funded developmental services for people with autism has climbed more than 300% over the last decade, to $638 million annually.  If 40% are not autistic then much needed tax dollars are being wasted.

In California public schools, the number of students receiving autism services, including speech, behavioral and other therapies, has grown fivefold since 2000, driving up special education costs even as school budgets are being slashed.

California's public schools serve students from across the spectrum, including many with milder symptoms. Since schools started tracking autism in 1991, the caseload has climbed precipitously — to nearly 14,000 by 2000 and nearly 70,000 by 2010.

Growth in milder cases accelerated after the 1994 edition of the psychiatric manual added a new diagnosis to the spectrum: Asperger's disorder, for children with autistic behaviors but no speech problems or intellectual deficits.

Duke University's Dr. Allen Frances, leader of the scientific panel that created that edition, said the change unintentionally opened a floodgate.  “People started seeing it whenever a kid does something the slightest bit strange or starts collecting too many baseball cards,” he said.

For more on this story

Autism in California schools.
Is there more autism?  Or are people just latching on to "free" government services for slow learners?

Burma to hold new elections

"The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity."
- - - Aung San Suu Kyi

New elections in military dominated Burma shows reforms are slowly making progress
  • 48 seats in Parliament will be up for election.

Burma's (Myanmar's) new government, which came to power in March, has made a series of reformist moves in an apparent attempt to improve its international standing.

These included releasing some of the country's many political prisoners, suspending construction of an unpopular Chinese-backed mega-dam and holding peace talks with the country's main armed ethnic groups, reports Channel Asia News.

NEW ELECTIONS  -  Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who officially registered her opposition party earlier this month, has already said she intends to stand in the polls.

Her National League for Democracy (NLD) was given the green light by authorities to rejoin mainstream politics earlier this month, but is waiting for official approval of its application.

Suu Kyi, 66, spent much of the past two decades in detention and was released from house arrest a few days after a controversial November 2010 general election.

A total of 48 seats are up for grabs - 40 in the lower house, six in the upper house and two in the regional assemblies.

The by-election is to fill seats vacated by those elected in the November 2010 vote who have since become ministers and deputy ministers in the government.  The number of available seats is not enough to threaten the resounding majority held by the ruling military-backed party.

One quarter of parliament's seats are taken up by the army while the Union Solidarity and Development Party, which is packed with former military men, holds about 80 percent of the remainder.

(Channel News Asia)

Friday, December 30, 2011

The UK "Conservative" Nanny State

"Conservative" Prime Minister Cameron favors the Big Brother Nanny State.  

A "Conservative" Big Brother in the United Kingdom
  • Government ordered price controls on alcohol
  • An outright ban on the making of certain types of alcohol
  • Increased taxes of an extra £700 million a year on alcohol
  • The "extra" taxes would go to support Socialized Medicine

By Gary;

One of the great jokes in the politics of the last 75 years is the use of the word "Conservative" in politics.  The word Conservative is used to distinguish what is really the Moderate Marxist faction in politics from the full-throated, red flag waving Marxist faction.

No matter which side wins an election the nothing really changes.  The Nanny State, the growth of Big Brother and the Marxist re-distribution of wealth marches on and on.  At election time the only change that happens is which group of crew members gets to run the great ship Big Brother.

An excellent example is Britain's Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron's plans for a government ordered increase in the price of alcohol.  Yet another "Big Brother" policy that would penalize moderate, middle-class drinkers using the phony lies of living a more healthy lifestyle.

Christopher Chope, a Conservative MP, said the Government should not be trying to "interfere in a perfectly legal activity", reports the UK Telegraph.
"I don't think it will actually sort out problem drinking at all," he said. "The government shouldn't be trying to say some consumption is good and some is bad. It's another example of a Big Brother policy."

"I believe in the free market and I don't believe in the nanny state," said Philip Davies a Conservative backbencher MP.  "When families are struggling to survive at the moment with their bills the last thing they need is the Government interfering with the cost of alcohol."

The proposals would ban the sale of alcohol below 45p a unit, or bring in a more sophisticated system of taxes based on the number of alcohol units contained in the drink.

The Nanny State changes would cost drinkers an estimated extra £700 million a year, with any extra tax revenue potentially going to the National Health Service.

The Coalition has already banned supermarkets from selling alcohol at a loss and introduced higher taxes for super-strength beers and ciders.

Conservatism  -  The right type of Socialism for you.

(UK Telegraph)

Never fear.  The Nanny State will protect us from having to live our lives.

The Republican Party is run by idiots

Pledge your undying loyalty to the party and nothing but the party.
Taking a loyalty oath to the party before voting. . . . hmmm, where have I heard that before?

"The truth is that men are tired of liberty."   - - - Benito Mussolini

It just gets better and better.  The GOP is run by idiots.

Benito Mussolini would be so proud of the Republican Party.  The Virginia Republican Party is forcing voters to sign a loyalty oath to the party.  Once the voters got down on their knees and licked the boots of their Masters then, and only then, will they be allowed to cast a ballot for President. 

To require voters to sign a loyalty oath in order to participate in the March 6 presidential primary is pure Fascism.  No more, no less.

Any believer in Freedom would tell the GOP to go fuck themselves and boycott the primary.  But I suspect thousands of mouth-breathing drones will obey their Masters and the orders of their "betters."
The Republican Party Pledge.

Anyone who wants to vote must sign a form at the polling place pledging to support the eventual Republican nominee for president. Anyone who refuses to sign the pledge will be barred from voting, reports the Lynchburg News and Advance.

During a brief meeting Wednesday at the state Capitol, the State Board of Elections voted 3-0 to approve three forms developed by the election board’s staff to implement the loyalty pledge requested by the state GOP.

As for the loyalty oath, the elections board approved a notice to inform absentee voters of the pledge, a sign to hang at polling places and the pledge form itself.

Signs for polling places and the pledge form will advise voters that “Section 24.2-545 of the Code of Virginia allows the political party holding a primary to determine requirements for voting in the primary, including ‘the signing of a pledge by the voter of his intention to support the party’s candidate when offering to vote in the primary.’ ”

The pledge will require the voter to sign and to print his name beneath a line that says: “I, the undersigned, pledge that I intend to support the nominee of the Republican Party for president.”

For more on this story

The GOP simply does not get it.
Demanding that voters sign a loyalty oath to the Party in return for being
granted the "right" to vote is Fascism.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Washington crossing the Delaware (the real version)

The REAL version of Washington crossing the Delaware.
A painting by artist Mort Kuntsler, shows "Washington's Crossing: McKonkey's Ferry, Dec. 26, 1776."  The New York Historical Society unveiled the more historically accurate version of George Washington's 1776 Christmas crossing, showing his troops in the dead of night during a snowstorm, and without the stars-and-stripes flag, which hadn't been adopted yet. (Mort Kuntsler | The Associated Press)

"Washington's Crossing: McKonkey's Ferry, Dec. 26, 1776."

One of America's most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The American commander wouldn't have stood triumphantly on a rowboat in daylight, but on a ferry bracing himself against a fierce snowstorm on Christmas night.

That's the historic scene depicted in a new painting that goes on display this week at the New-York Historical Society museum in Manhattan.

"No one in his right mind would have stood up in a rowboat in that weather," artist Mort Kunstler said. "It would have capsized."

He told The Associated Press that he's "not knocking the original" — the well-known 1851 painting by German-born artist Emanuel Leutze, who Kunstler says "was glorifying Washington using what he knew at the time." But Kunstler said his new piece is aimed at righting the historical mistakes.

Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to mount a surprise attack on Hessian forces at the Battle of Trenton on Dec. 26, 1776. The Americans killed 22 Hessians, wounded 98 and captured nearly 900 while losing only three of their own men. The Hessians were hired by the British to fight against the American rebels in the Revolutionary War.

It was a daring feat led by the man who would become the nation's first president, and boosted the morale of the fledgling American army.

Relying on military experts and historians, plus visits to the river site, Kunstler came up with a list of inaccuracies in Leutze's painting and set out to correct them in his new work.

The most obvious is that Washington would not have used the earliest Stars-and-Stripes flag that appears in the Leutze work; it wasn't adopted until 1777.

The original version is wrong.  The rowboats, ice, weather and flag are incorrect.

Instead of a rowboat, the troops probably boarded a flat-bottomed ferry big and stable enough to carry cannons, plus the horses to pull them, Kunstler said. Such boats were hitched to cables to stabilize them.

The Leutze painting shows the New Jersey shore clearly in the distance. But Kunstler says documents show a storm had swept in that night, bringing freezing rain, hail and snow that would have cut the visibility.

The new painting shows a determined Washington holding onto a cannon, illuminated by a torch as he heads into battle outnumbered and under-equipped.

His troops were a ragtag bunch. Instead of military uniforms, they likely wore hunting jackets and wool caps, Kunstler said.

While he was able to verify the weather, time of day and vessel type, the artist said, he based other details like clothing "on probability."

"I don't see any reason you can't make this scene dramatic and exciting — and historically correct," said Kunstler, an 81-year-old Brooklyn native.

Video - Washington Crossing The Delaware Redux

His painting, entitled "Washington's Crossing: McKonkey's Ferry, Dec. 26, 1776."

Leutze's painting is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the other side of Central Park. But art lovers will have to wait a few more weeks before they can compare the two paintings in real life: The Leutze piece is in storage pending the opening of the new American Wing.

"It's always been the one work of art people ask for," Met spokesman Harold Holzer said. The museum recently had the painting re-framed in the style in which it was first shown in New York in 1895 at a charity benefitting Civil War soldiers.

Leutze "made the scene as dramatic as he could, and it obviously has had an impact on people," Holzer said.  Holzer, who is himself a historian, planned to participate in the presentation of Kunstler's painting.

(Associated Press)

Even the wealthy visit a Beverly Hills pawnshop

Pawnshop to the Stars
Jordan Tabach-Bank of the Beverly Loan Company in Beverly Hills.
(Beverly Loan Company)

Beverly Loan Company says more affluent people than ever need cash

A sign of very bad economic times for some.  But Jordan Tabach-Bank says business is good at the 73-year-old Beverly Loan Company in Beverly Hills, California.

“Never before have we seen so many affluent people needing cash,” he said. “People are in a cash crunch. You can’t go to the bank for a loan for holiday shopping,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

  • A Beverly Hills real estate broker is waiting for escrow to close on two upscale properties.  She hocked her diamond Patek Philippe watch at the Beverly Hills pawnshop for cash. She'll reclaim her $15,000 timepiece when the deals close.
  • A Beverly Hills financial manager pawned his wife's six-carat diamond engagement ring so he could reward his staff members with Christmas bonuses this year.
  • An elderly woman decided to outright sell her $80,000, circa-1920s emerald and diamond bracelet to the pawnshop so she could buy Christmas gifts for her children and grandchildren.
Most of the thousands of pieces of high-end jewelry, artwork and collectibles are locked in a bank vault downstairs from the pawnshop. Ninety percent of the items will be returned to their owners, who pay a state-regulated fee of about 4% a month on the loan amount.

"We like to get the ring back on the finger, the watch back on the wrist and the art back on the wall," Tabach-Bank said. "Loans in the $3,000 to $4,000 range are typical in Beverly Hills for the holidays."

There are some pawned items that Tabach-Bank is especially hoping will be reclaimed. Like the 1980 Raiders Super Bowl ring belonging to "a person slightly down on his luck. My hope is the gentlemen will be able to get it back," he said.

Business is booming.

For more on this story

The only thing missing at the Beverly Loan Company is the traditional three balls outside the front door.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The March of Internet Censorship

Congressmen never heard of freedom of speech
Political hacks are frightened of Freedom.  Even in the United States the White House is suggesting that a "internet driver's license" might be required for the right to go on the internet.

Internet Freedom is under attack by governments from all over the world.
  • The Bill of Rights, Freedom of Speech has no meaning to politicians.

The White House and others have proposed the issuing of an "internet driver's license" that would be required in order to access the internet.

In the U.S. a typical bi-partisan group of political hacks in Congress are advocating a massive crack down and regulation of the internet.

In recent weeks the governments of Britain, Israel, the US, Japan, India and China have reported alleged cyber attacks by foreign militaries, hackers, and malicious software like Duqu, a virus similar to the Stuxnet cyber weapon constructed by Israel and the US for use against Iran's nuclear program.

Although the nature and origin of the attacks or even whether they took place at all cannot be independently confirmed, the supposed threats are being used to propose punishing new legislation aimed at stifling internet freedoms and are igniting new rivalries in what many see as the battlefield of the 21st century: cyberspace.

Video  -  Attack on Internet Freedom

The conservative and liberal blogospheres are unifying behind opposition to Congress’s Stop Online Piracy Act, with right-leaning bloggers aruging their very existence could be wiped out if the anti-piracy bill passes.

“If either the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) & the U.S. House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group [conservative] & Blue Mass Group [liberal] will cease to exist,” wrote a blogger at Red Mass Group.

Some have asserted that the controversial measures would criminalize blogs that link to foreign websites dedicated to online piracy. In particular, this has concerned search engines like Google, which could face massive liability if some form of the bill passes. 
“Of course, restrictions of results provided by Internet search engines amount to just that: prior restraint of their free expression of future results. Google and others, under SOPA, are told what they can or can’t publish before they publish it. Kill. The. Bill,” conservative blogger Neil Stevens argued at RedState.  (Politico)

(Visualizing SOPA)

Wind farms paid not to generate power

Wind farms paid not to generate power.
The rules meant that some renewable energy companies were paid more to switch off their turbines than they would have received from producing power. 

Socialism in Action . . . . .
British wind farms are paid £7 million in 2011 not to produce electricity

The horror stories of Socialism go on and on and on . . . . paying farmers not to grow crops, paying people not to work, paying bankers for the bad loans they make.  Now the Socialists in Britain are paying power companies not to generate electricity.

Official figures disclosed that 17 operators were paid almost £7 million for shutting down their farms on almost 40 ­occasions between January and mid-September. Continuing to make payments at that rate would lead to householders paying out £9.9 million in 2011 for operators to disconnect their turbines from the National Grid.

The scale of the payments triggered a review of the rules on so-called constraint payments. The payments are made when too much electricity floods the grid, with the network unable to absorb any excess power generated. The money is ultimately added on to household bills and paid for by consumers, UK Telegraph.

The rules meant that some renewable energy companies were paid more to switch off their turbines than they would have received from ordinary operations.

In September, it was disclosed that £1.2 million would go to a Norwegian company that owned 60 turbines in the Scottish Borders, thanks to a period of unusually high wind during the spring. Because of the rising cost, the National Grid “balancing” system could now be overhauled to reduce the use of constraint payments.

(UK Telegraph)

No Newt

Gingrich lashes out at a small government Ron Paul

Newt Gingrich has finally found a politician he considers even worse than the president he calls socialist, and radical. That would be his fellow Republican Ron Paul.

"I think Barack Obama is very destructive to the future of the United States. I think Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American," Gingrich said in a CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer.

I just broke out laughing at this.  Election politics as usual.

BOTTOM LINE  -  Let's cut to the chase.  Newt had his chance as Speaker of the House.  Under Newt's leadership not one single meaningful Big Government spending program was ever abolished, and not one government worker was fired.

That is the bottom line of GOP control of Congress.  Nothing really changed.  The Republicans were proud to have balanced the budget of the Big Brother, re-distributive, Marxist welfare state.  They were the "good government" managers of Socialism.

Newt attacks Ron Paul for being out of the mainstream.  That is true.  Paul wants to abolish the Big Government programs that Newt and the GOP protect and fund.

Also check out our article on Newt's attack on the Constitution.  THE FEDERALIST - "Newt Gingrich wants Revolution and Dictatorship."

Newt Attacking the Constitution
Caesar Newt attacked the Founding Fathers for daring to create an independent judiciary without asking for his approval.  Newt wants to arrest Democrat Federal Judges, put them in chains and drag them before Congress.  The ravings of a madman. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Millions leave the Democrat and Republican Parties


2,500,000 voters have left both the Democrat and Republican Parties.

(If anyone wants to re-start the Federalist Party count me in.)

Thinking people are leaving the two Socialist political parties that play a tag-team game of running this nation into a Marxist, Big Brother gutter.  Today there are almost as many independent voters as there are Republicans.

More than 2.5 million voters have left the Democratic and Republican parties since the 2008 elections, while the number of independent voters continues to grow.

A USA TODAY analysis of state voter registration statistics shows:
  • Democrats declined in 25 of the 28 states that register voters by party
  • Republicans dipped in 21 states
  • Independents increased in 18 states
The USA is Alone  -  Voters want real choices on election day.  Certainly that is not asking too much.  But the U.S. is alone in the entire world in having a two party system.  It is not natural for people to break down perfectly into only two groups.  With no real party choices available to them American voters are selecting a non-choice.  They call themselves independents.

Lovers of Freedom and limited Constitutional government would like it if the GOP actually believed in the small government ideas they give speeches about.  Instead we have ended up with two Big Brother parties racing with each other to buy votes with other people's tax money.

The trend to being an independent is acute in swing states that are key to next year's presidential race. In the eight swing states that register voters by party, Democrats' registration is down by 800,000 and Republicans' by 350,000. Independents have gained 325,000.

Registered Democrats still dominate the political playing field with more than 42 million voters, compared to 30 million Republicans and 24 million independents. But Democrats have lost the most — 1.7 million, or 3.9%, from 2008.

Democratic registration has fared worse than Republicans in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — the eight swing states with party registration. Republican losses are biggest in Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

(USA Today)

Divided We Stand.  United We Fall.
From the early days of the Republic the need to win the White House has forced a two party system on the United States.  This has created millions of people unhappy with the limited choices given to them on election day.

Big Brother is watching your car

Never fear.  Big Brother is ALWAYS here.

"On coins, on stamps, on the covers of books, on banners, on posters, and on the wrappings of a cigarette packet — everywhere.  Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you.  Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape.  Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull."

- - - George Orwell1984,  Chapter Two

The modest Republican bedroom community of Simi Valley outside of Los Angeles has joined the growing ranks of cities using Big Brother technology to spy on its' own citizens.

The Automatic License Plate Recognition System uses infrared technology to scan the license plates of other vehicles and checks the plate numbers against the National Crime Information Center database. If a plate is registered in the system for any reason, the officer is alerted and can take action.

The system cost a little more than $22,000 and came out of the department's forfeited assets budget. The city may approve the purchase of more.

Wonderful.  The government confiscates your private property and then uses the money to buy equipment to spy on you, all in the name of "safety."

The next step is for government to keep a record of your car's movements to make sure you do not attend any meetings with "radical" political groups such as the Tea Party or even a group of voters wanting to overthrow the local city council in the next election.

Officers can check 150 to 200 plates during a patrol shift, and they must be able to read the numbers and letters. The automatic system can scan and cross-reference 4,000 to 6,000 plates during a typical patrol shift, even those covered with dirt in most cases.

It is only a matter of time until the scanners are put on every police car or even on public streets all over the nation.

Remain calm.  We are from the government.  We are here to help you.

It is comforting to know "they" are always there.

The voters in Simi Valley (above) are not unique.  All around the United States the Sheeple are
bleating for their Masters to watch over them and protect them from everyday life.

(Ventura County Star)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Taxes were just increased (and no one noticed)

Just drop your pants, bend over and spread those cheeks.
To help pay for the payroll tax holiday both Socialist political parties voted for a brand new tax to be levied on home loans.  This Xmas present proves Democrats are tax whores and "small government" Republicans are liars.

Totally Fucked!  -  Democrats and Republicans joined together to slap a brand new $4,000 tax on buying a home. 
  • "Atrocious public policy"  -  Republican Congressman Tom McClintock

By Gary;

Funny how this works.  In what should be front page news a bi-partisan tax increase is hidden in the business section of my newspaper.

Big Government, high tax Democrats pass a brand new tax on people who want to buy a home with the help of so-called "small government" anti-tax Republicans.  So the morons in the GOP voted to TAX home buyers looking to stimulate the economy in order to buy votes from a larger group of voters who now do not to have to pay any taxes at all.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.  Just bend over taxpayer and be grateful we did not fuck you over and take everything you own.

Congressman Tom McClintock
strongly opposed this new tax.
To pay for the two-month payroll tax cut, a fee will be levied for a decade on all mortgages sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The payroll tax cut extends for only two months, a fee on loan amounts will be levied for a decade on all mortgages sold to housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which control about 60% of the nation's mortgage market.

Based on prevailing rates for a 30-year fixed-rate loan, a homeowner borrowing $200,000 would pay about $4,000 more over the life of the loan if the loan were sold to Fannie or Freddie reports the Los Angeles Times.

David Stevens, president of the Mortgage Bankers Assn., said a fee increase would be fine — if the money were used to offset losses at Fannie and Freddie. But diverting the money to other government uses is a bad idea, he said.

"We understand the desire by Congress to extend the payroll tax [cut] because so many Americans are hurting right now," he said. "But the cost of that is going to be directly paid for by a whole other set of Americans who use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for their mortgages."

But some lawmakers criticized the money-raising move. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) called it "atrocious public policy."

"It shifts the burden for this bill to future home buyers, kicks the housing market when it's already down, makes it that much more expensive for home buyers to reenter the market and adds to the pressures that have chronically depressed everyone's home values," he said.

(Los Angeles Times)

Republicans still don't get it.
So-called "small government" Republicans just voted to increase taxes on people looking to stimulate the economy and purchase a home.

Thousands flee Socialist nations

Fleeing Socialist Europe
Gaelic sportsman Mick Hallows of the Roundtowers club in Clondalkin, Dublin has emigrated to Australia because of a lack of work in Ireland.

Marching with their feet.  Tens of thousands flee a failed Socialist Europe
  • 50,000 Irish left in 2011 alone.
  • 330,000 Portuguese moved to Brazil
  • Greece lost 9.4 per cent of its doctors in just one year

Tens of thousands of Portuguese, Greek and Irish people are abandoning their homelands as job prospects look increasingly dire.

Migrants used to see the EU as a top destination for work and a better lifestyle, but now a stream of Europeans are leaving the continent, figures show.

In the past year, 2,500 Greeks have left for Australia alone and at least 10,000 Portuguese people have moved to Angola, according to the Guardian.  There were 97,616 Portuguese people registered in the consulates in Luanda and Benguela, almost double the number in 2005 reports the UK Daily Mail.

Ireland's official statistics office predicted that 50,000 people will have deserted their home country by the end of the year, with many heading to Australia and the U.S.

Tens of thousands of Europeans are fleeing to nations
like Brazil and Australia looking for jobs that
Socialist Europe does not produce.

Portugal's foreign ministry reportedly said 97,616 of its people are now registered at the consulates in Benguele and Luanda - almost double the number who were there in 2005.

The Portuguese are also heading to former colonies, such as Mozambique and Brazil

According to Brazilian government figures, the number of foreigners legally living in Brazil rose to 1.47 million in June, up more than 50% from 961,877 last December.  Not all are Europeans, but the number of Portuguese alone has jumped from 276,000 in 2010 to nearly 330,000.

Goncalo Pires, a graphic designer who moved from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro, told the Guardian: 'It's a pretty depressing environment there [in Portugal].

'In Brazil, by contrast, there are lots of opportunities to find work, to find clients and projects.'

Joy Drosis, who left her homeland of Greece for Australia, said she felt she would have been doomed if she had stayed.

In Ireland, where 14.5 per cent of the population are jobless, emigration has climbed steadily since 2008, with 40,200 Irish passport-holders said to have left in the 12 months to April this year, up from 27,700 the previous year.

There are reports of similar trends in Spain and Italy, and fears young European sports stars are leaving their birth countries for places such as Australia.

Greece lost 9.4 per cent of its doctors in just one year, with most immigrants arriving from poorer countries and often lacking the skills to replace them in the economy.

(UK Daily Mail)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy

All new Swearytale of New York Amateur Transplants

"Weird Al" YankovicWeird Al Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero

Newly built American Concentration Camps

(Full Movie) "The Police State" Conspiracy - Governor Jesse Ventura

By Gary;

BANNED SHOW  -  Former Governor Jesse Ventura's program on the newly built American concentration camps was pulled from TV because of government pressure.

Check out the story for yourself and record it before it is pulled again from Youtube . . . or just be a Sheeple, call Jesse "crazy" and go on believing everything the government tells you.   (Infowars)

At one of many real and verified FEMA locations, Jesse Ventura and Alex Jones approach a "Residential Center" run by Homeland Security in central Texas where they find locked doors, double-fences and escape warnings around the entire perimeter. Further inside the facility, they witness a playground complex, swings and slides for children.

The crew walks up to the front door and attempts to get some answers. But the officials refuse to either confirm or deny the facility's purpose, including whether or not American citizens are being held inside. However, past investigations into this facility reveal that it has confined both children and adults, including immigrants, refugee seekers and American citizens.

Thanks to The Libertarian Patriot for a heads up on this video.