5/17/11

Manipulative Obama Tactics REVEALED!

Saul Alinsky's rules govern left-wing experts
Have you ever wondered what goes on in those left-wing, politically correct “leadership seminars” in which individuals learn how to become “leaders”? Who and what are they trying to lead? According to Beverly Eakman, America’s best writer on the subject of psychological warfare, these so-called leaders are professionally trained to manipulate you in going along with a group that promotes an idea, or a program, or a policy which you may at first not agree with, but in the end find yourself unable to resist.

Ms. Eakman’s enlightening book, How to Counter Group Manipulation Tactics, is a must read for those who will be involved in such group meetings. When you become aware of the unethical techniques used by these consensus-building community leaders, you become immune to their methods and your individualism reasserts itself.

As an employee in a federal agency, Ms. Eakman was required to attend a sexual harassment-AIDS awareness workshop in order to adopt the politically correct mindset regarding such ideas as “homophobia” or “intolerance.” It was a not-so-subtle form of values clarification, a form of Psych-War.

She writes: “Today, be it the workplace, a community forum, airport security, or the PTA, team spirit (the old Marxists called it “collective spirit”) is valued above individual conscience and over unique ideas.… Schoolchildren … can encounter similar problems in the classroom. It’s all Marxist tactics, just dressed differently.”

It’s all based on the psychologically known fact that “it‘s easier to control a group than it is to control a single individual.” That is why leftists prefer to deal with groups than individuals. If a community organizer, like Barack Obama, “can generate a mob mentality, and get it to work for him, control of the agenda is usually assured.”

That’s what Obama learned as a provocateur and community organizer in Chicago, how to manipulate a group of citizens to adopt his left-wing, pro-socialist agenda.

Ms. Eakman delves into Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, the handbook which Obama read in order to apply these manipulative techniques to his work at a community organizer and later as a political candidate. His ability to speak before huge crowds of adoring supporters permitted him to stroke their fragile egos “to make them believe they were more ‘aware’ than they really were.” Such techniques have been used by every demagogue in history.
(from thenewamerican.com)

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Typical Police Union Crime Alleged

Union big accused of taking $16K from charities

A former police officer accused of embezzling more than $16,000 while serving as president of a police charity group apparently has struggled financially in recent years.

Cassandra Briggs left a Lancaster County, Nebraska courtroom using a back stairwell Friday after facing a judge for the first time on two charges of felony theft by deception. Her attorney, Jerrod Jaeger, declined to comment.

Briggs, an officer since 1995, is accused of taking about $13,000 from a checking account that belongs to Lincoln Police Union Charities and is used to fund the Santa Cop program, which donates Christmas toys for low-income children. Police also say she took about $3,000 from a scholarship fund for officers' children.

Investigators say the 41-year-old put some of the money in her PayPal and bank accounts and used other funds to cover her monthly rent and "civil obligations."
(from journalstar.com)


UFCW, AFSCME paid for Hoosier Fleebaggers

Out-of-state union cash colors state politics
Thanks largely to an influx of cash from its labor allies, Indiana's Democratic party stayed on solid financial footing while Democratic state House members were holed up in Illinois for five weeks during this year's General Assembly session.

An analysis of campaign finance records shows that Indiana Democrats got 905 small-dollar donations from individuals, a majority of whom live out of state, during and in the week after the legislative boycott.

That was a significant increase from previous years, but it was $155,000 the party got from unions that did the most to foot the Democrats' bill for five weeks at the Comfort Suites hotel in Urbana, Ill.

There, House Democrats ran up a hotel tab of $84,953.70. They also paid for meals and other travel expenses, as well as a teleconference town hall meeting with supporters in their home districts. The total cost was about $127,000.

They could cover much of that bill thanks to their two largest donations, both from national union groups' political action committees that have traditionally supported Democrats in Indiana and elsewhere.

The first, for $50,000, came March 2 from the United Food and Commercial Workers. The second, for another $50,000, came March 9 from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Indiana-based labor unions also kicked in a total of $42,000 to the two bank accounts — one of which is filed with the state, and the other at the federal level — that Democrats used for donations during the boycott.
(full story at courierpress.com)

Obama's Own Missile Crisis EXPOSED!

Venezuela : Iran = Cuba : Soviet Union





Iran is building intermediate-range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard’s Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from “Western security insiders.”

The rocket bases are to include measures to prevent air attacks on Venezuela as well as commando and control stations.

The Iranian military involvement in the project extends to bunker, barracks and watch tower construction. Twenty-meter deep rocket silos are planned…

According to Die Welt, the clandestine agreement between Venezuela and Iran would mean the Chávez government would fire rocket at Iran’s enemies should the Islamic Republic face military strikes.
(from Die Welt via hotair.com)

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ObamaCare Resonates With Voters

But Ruling Class continues to trifle with seniors
A majority of voters continue to support repeal of the national health care law and believe it will increase the federal deficit.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey released Monday shows 55 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law while 38 percent oppose its repeal.

Of those surveyed, 43 percent strongly favor repeal of the law and 26 percent are strongly opposed to repeal.

According to Rasmussen, most voters have favored repeal every week but one since the health care bill became law. Support for repeal has ranged from 47 percent to 63 percent.

Most voters (54 percent) also believe the new law will increase the cost of health care while 18 percent say the cost of health care will go down. Another 18 percent say costs will stay the same.
(from bizjournals.com)

Union Thuggery Much Ado About Nothing

Typical BigLabor greed is business-as-usual at CWA
Unionized phone company employees say they were beaten or threatened after they accused their labor bosses of looting their coffers through various scams.

One member of Communications Workers of America Local 1101 said that after he reported a time-sheet padding scheme, a thug beat him so badly his spine was injured.

Another says he found a dead rat in his locker, while a third said a union officer warned that suspected informants should be brought off company property and "taken care of."

The threats come to light as the U.S. Labor Department is probing charges that union bosses lined their pockets at the rank-and-file's expense.

The feds are also looking into allegations that double-dipping union bosses illegally received pay from Verizon and the local for the same hours, sources said.

"This was union greed and that's worse than corporate greed," said Kevin Condy, a reform movement leader of the 6,700-member local that represents mostly Verizon workers in Manhattan and the Bronx. "These guys acted like they felt they were entitled."

And, some members charge, the bosses retaliated when threatened with exposure.

In August, business agent Patrick Gibbons said he received death threats and his office was vandalized after he complained that union bosses were misappropriating cash.

"They were warning me that if I continue to complain about their finances, they would have me killed," Gibbons wrote in an open letter to union members.
(full story at nydailynews.com)

Glover and SEIU ♥ Forced-Labor Unionism

Will strike for antiquated 'closed shop' mandate
Thousands of union workers and supporters from around the country gathered in East Stroudsburg Saturday to show their support for workers of Pocono Medical Center. The service workers union there has been negotiating with the medical center's owners over a new contract, but there's been no agreement despite two strikes.

Actor and activist Danny Glover was at Saturday's rally in support of Service Employees' International Union Members of Pocono Medical Center. Glover has a personal connection to union workers' rights.

"I come out here because I've watched, listened to my parents talk about and shape the union in San Francisco of postal employees of being active at a very critical time," said Danny Glover.

SEIU organizers want to keep their closed union shop, meaning all service workers would be unionized. Workers voted to have the closed shop, but it wasn't unanimous.

Pocono Medical Center said in a statement "Pocono Medical Center continues to believe that its employees should have the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not they should pay union dues in order to keep their jobs."

550 employees have been working under the terms of an expired contract for more than six months; they have even held two strikes. PMC says they have been treating patients without disruption.
(from pahomepage.com)

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Strange New Words Discovered

Age of Obama plays to StrangePolitics.com strengths
The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's Winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people, that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The Bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

13. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

14. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the lot:

17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
(from strangepolitics.com)

Quisling, USS Stark, Herbert Croly

On this day: May 17
The last British Liberal Party government falls (1915)

Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling -- the national-socialist party of Norway (1933)

An Iraqi fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew (1987)

b: Marshall Applewhite (1931); d: Herbert Croly (1930)

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