America’s Rating as a Free Country Continues to Plummet

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This is a sad article for me to post….we are losing our freedoms folks.

Freedom can be defined in many ways. However, one of the greatest indicators of freedom and liberty is economic freedom. True free-market capitalism is the basis of individual liberty. However, America is no longer a top 5 contender, and we haven’t been for a years. Actually, America is barely even in the top 10. The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom study reports that America continues to fail. Who took first place in economic freedom in 2012? The

Source:http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-database/economic-data/12067-economic-freedom-by-country.html#axzz2JI3AV7Pz

Source: http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-database/economic-data/12067-economic-freedom-by-country.html#axzz2JI3AV7Pz

answer may surprise you. It was Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s score was an 89.9%, which was a 0.2% increase from 2011. Following Hong Kong in order: Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Mauritius, Ireland, and finally America at number 10. America’s economic freedom score was a 76.3%, which is down 1.5% from 2011. In fact, America is no longer even rated as a “Free” nation, which is a title granted only to countries with a score above 80%, but a “Mostly Free” nation. Right behind America rated at number 11 is Denmark. Denmark places the highest total tax pressure on its citizens in the world.

This study takes the following 10 benchmarks into account when rating countries: Freedom from corruption, property rights, individual fiscal freedom, restrained government spending, monetary freedom, business freedom, labor freedom, trade freedom, investment freedom, and financial freedom. As mentioned earlier, economic freedom is more vast than it may sound on the surface. It includes all of the above benchmarks, which affect our everyday lives. Money is not the root of all evil; however it is at the root of our lives and if we are not economically free one must ask themselves if our freedom simply a fallacy. There are 9 other countries more economically free than America and our rating is dropping drastically. In 2010, America was rated number 8.  With the numbers trending down and all of the benchmarks trending towards negative values America’s rating should not be expected to improve when the 2013 ratings are released.

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty. -Margaret Thatcher

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The Latest Banker Plan Would Fund Super-PACs to Sway Senate Races

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The bankers  are not content at having been bailed out at the expense of the living standards of all future generations of Americas. No.  In fact, they are fighting tooth and nail for the right to continue to steal more and more from the increasingly impoverished citizenry.

With the election right around the corner, this is what the banksters are up to now.  From a Bloomberg article:

A banking trade group is preparing to set up a political fund that would allow members to funnel money anonymously to pro-industry candidates in the final months of the U.S. election campaign.

The American Bankers Association board is set to vote tomorrow on a plan to create a nonprofit that would donate to super-political action committees, or super-PACs, that can spend unlimited amounts on TV ads and other campaign activities.

Note what that said above.  Bankers are setting up a non-profit to buy off politicians with anonymous donations.  Oh yeah, this is going to turn out well for us.  How are they able to do this?

A series of court decisions and regulatory changes in 2010 unraveled previous federal limits on political donations. The donors pool their money in nonprofits, which keep contributor names secret, and super-PACs, which have amassed $350 million through the end of July.

Also, just bear in mind the next time you read some nonsensical bankster apologist policy paper; think about how it got funded.  Also from Bloomberg:

In accord with federal rules, ABA staff members said that the fund would spend 51 percent of its money on “public-issue advocacy,” such as research, policy papers and media campaigns.

The bankers would like to thank you America.  If so many of you weren’t such ignorant, apathetic sheeple they never could have gotten away with the 2008 heist and everything they have done and continue to do to you since.  USA! USA!

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Some Democrats Want to Ban Profits

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This is unbelieveable for anyone to say they would like to see happen or pass a law to stop.

Confirmed: Obama White House Told Law Enforcement to “Stand Down” and Not Enforce the Law Against Occupy Protestors

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No surprise here….if this had been a Republican Tea Party bunch, they would have pepper sprayed and tazered them, then sent in a SWAT team. 100% political and Chicago style tactics is what we see here. Not to mention putting the DOJ on the top Romney donor, raiding Gibson guitar company (which is Republican) and no telling what else next.

The Obama Administration told law enforcement to “stand down” and not enforce the law against the violent #Occupy protesters according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.

This was after the criminal group had already participated in several acts of violence and criminal behavior.


Occupy Portland does its thing.

Judicial Watch reported:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained recordsfrom the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicating that the General Services Administration (GSA), with the blessing of the Obama White House, instructed law enforcement officers to “stand down” and not arrest “Occupy Portland” protestors who were in violation of the law.

The records, obtained pursuant to a November 11, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, include internal DHS correspondence. One November 6, 2011, e-mail exchange between DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich and GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck (who has since been fired) specifically related to Occupy Portland protests taking place on federal property in Portland:

I am sorry to be emailing you on a Sunday night, but wanted to let you know our Press Shop has received a couple of calls from Portland media outlets about a group of 11 protesters who again set up camp at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland last night. They have chained themselves to a large drum filled with concrete. GSA controls the permits and has asked FPS [Federal Protective Services] not to enforce the curfew at park and the prohibition on overnight encampments. Reporters have asked if we will be arresting the protestors as FPS did last week.

Our FPS Commander in Portland says they are standing down and following GSA’s request to only intervene if there is a threat to public safety.

Peck responds:

Caitlin: yes, that is our position; it’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues…The arrests last week were carried out despite our request that the protesters be allowed to remain and to camp overnight…

Occupy Portland is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has been beset with accusations of “crimes and dangerous behavior” during its protests.

It’s an Obama world

Gateway Pundit

Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater Killing 12 And Wounding 50.

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Just one more reason for concealed carry….that would have stopped most of this immediately. Not more gun control. How did Holmes kick in an Exit door when they only open out?  What a coincidence, Obama will sign the UN Small Arms Treaty in about two weeks and they only need a handfull of Senators to sign on with them and they’ll have the 2/3 required to ratify it. What will be next, TSA at movie theaters….probably! Won’t that be great.

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James E. Holmes is 24 year old he is from San Diego CA., Occupy Black Bloc Member James Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater Killing 12 (there are 14 killed now) And Wounding 50., The Batman movie portrays the OWS crowd in a negative vein., the new Batman movie featured the villain as an Occupy Wall Street type

A lone gunman dressed in riot gear and wearing a gas mask burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50. The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after police began receiving dozens of 911 calls at 12:39 a.m. MT. Police said the man appeared to have acted alone.

Witnesses in the movie theater said Holmes crashed into the auditorium through an emergency exit about 30 minutes into the film, set off a smoke bomb, and began shooting. Holmes stalked the aisles of the theater, shooting at random, as panicked movie-watchers in the packed auditorium tried to escape, witnesses said.

“The suspect throws tear gas in the air, and as the tear gas appears he started shooting,” said Lamar Lane, who was watching the midnight showing of the movie with his brother. “It was very hard to breathe. I told my brother to take cover. It took awhile. I started seeing flashes and screaming, I just saw blood and people yelling and a quick glimpse of the guy who had a gas mask on. I was pushed out. There was chaos, we started running.”

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Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

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Don’t you just love the way they pass unconstitutional laws to change the Bill of Rights instead of amending the Constitution as it calls for. I might add, the Republicans voted this thru the House…..they control it, now it’s the Senate’s turn.

Washington: US park police detains a Christian religious activist during a pro-life demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on February 16, 2012. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. (The 1st amendment guarantees the right to peacefully protest)

The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking that such a rule isn’t already on the books. The wording in the bill, however, extends to allow the government to go after much more than tourists that transverse the wrought iron White House fence.

Under the act, the government is also given the power to bring charges against Americans engaged in political protest anywhere in the country.

Under current law, White House trespassers are prosecuted under a local ordinance, a Washington, DC legislation that can bring misdemeanor charges for anyone trying to get close to the president without authorization. Under H.R. 347, a federal law will formally be applied to such instances, but will also allow the government to bring charges to protesters, demonstrators and activists at political events and other outings across America.

The new legislation allows prosecutors to charge anyone who enters a building without permission or with the intent to disrupt a government function with a federal offense if Secret Service is on the scene, but the law stretches to include not just the president’s palatial Pennsylvania Avenue home. Under the law, any building or grounds where the president is visiting — even temporarily — is covered, as is any building or grounds “restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance.”

It’s not just the president who would be spared from protesters, either.

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Republican Strategist Dee Dee Benkie: Iowa GOP Will Not Allow Ron Paul To Win

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Regardless of whether you like Ron Paul or not, do you really want this happening within the GOP?  This is America, not Russia or China….

Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie revealed during a radio show appearance last night that the GOP establishment has resolved to prevent Ron Paul from winning tonight’s Iowa primary by offering sweetheart deals to move large voting blocks to vote for Romney or Santorum.

A UStream radio show broadcast with Faux News commentator Dee Dee Benkie, asserting that the Iowa GOP plans to manipulate the vote by whatever means; to prevent a 1st place Ron Paul win on January 3rd, 2011.

From her is disclosure of the Iowa GOP’s definitive *plans* to inhibit a first-place win by Congressman Paul, not just by shoulder-persuation at the county caucus locations, but via behind-the-scenes trickery. Such as their ‘secret vote’ count announced *just minutes* following Occupy’s plan to disrupt the caucuses.

The move occurred despite Occupy protest leaders confirming there were no plans to disrupt the caucuses themselves.

It’s necessary to emphasize the fact that Dee Dee Benkie is by no means decrying the subversion of the Iowa primary. She is openly anti-Paul and is brazenly advocating that he be prevented from winning Iowa by means of establishment insiders exerting undue influence on voters,.

Vote fraud expert Bev Harris has compiled a checklist to aid vote observers in ensuring a fair count.

U.S. District Federal Judge Aleta Trauger Orders Police To Stand Down: Orders Tennessee Police To Stop Arresting Occupy Protesters!

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Well what do you know……….

U.S. District Federal Judge Aleta Trauger told Tennessee officials on Monday to stop enforcing new rules that have been used to arrest Occupy protesters in Nashville.

The decision was a victory for the fledgling movement and for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, which sought a temporary restraining order to block a curfew put in place last week.

U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued the order, which state officials did not fight.

Political expression deserves the highest level of protection and it was unacceptable for the state to suddenly shut down protesters’ speech and forcibly oust them from Legislative Plaza that has long been used as a place for peaceful expression,” said Hedy Weinberg, executive director at the ACLU of Tennessee.

“The state conceded that the temporary restraining order should be issued and we hope that this is the first step (that) the state is recommitting itself to safeguarding — not thwarting — public political expression,” she added.

Efforts by CNN to reach officials in the state attorney general’s office were not successful.

The order will remain in effect for 21 days. A hearing in the case is scheduled for November 21.

American Free Press

Occupy Phoenix with AR 15s Locked and Loaded

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Check this out……This is a direct result of Marine Vet Scott Olsen being shot at close range, in the head by a projectile fired by Oakland Police.

Ron Paul hour long panel interview with the Nashua Telegraph Editorial Board

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