Cake Shop Gets Flack for Refusing Wedding Cake to Gay Couple

Wow! Let a business take a moral position as they wish. The gay couple can go to another cake shop. DW

 

Lakewood Cake Shop Refuses Wedding Cake To Gay Couple
July 28, 2012 7:06 PM

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Chick-fil-A’s president spoke out against gay marriage last week, sparking a huge uproar in the gay community, and now the issue is spilling over to a Colorado bakery.

The owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood refused to bake a wedding cake for a local gay couple and now people are pushing a boycott against the owner.

Shop owner Jack Phillips probably didn’t think he was going to be wading into a civil rights debate a week ago when he told the gay couple that he would not make a cake for their wedding, but that’s exactly what has happened.

 

Garlic

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. With a history of human use of over 6,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

~Wikipedia

The Mystery of Barack Obama (Barry Soetoro) Continues

The Obama campaign makes an issue out of Romney’s tax returns. Big deal. Romney is worth $250M, and Obama is worth $10M. They’re both in the 1%. So what?

But while Obama tries to divert attention to Romney’s great wealth, the mystery of Barack Obama continues. Obama needs to be “open and transparent,” as he promised to be 4 years ago. The non-Fox media needs to wake up, get off their hind ends, and do a job of investigative reporting.

 

The Mystery Of Barack Obama Continues

By Steve Baldwin for the Western Center for Journalism
Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.
Researchers have discovered that Obama’s autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record. This should concern all Americans.

A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear. It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4 million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?

The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth.

For example, Obama’s application to Punahou School – now mysteriously missing – would likely contain a birth certificate. And, according to attorney Gary Kreep, “his Occidental College records are important as they may show he attended there as a foreign exchange student.” Indeed, Obama used his Indonesian name “Barry Soetoro” while attending Occidental. Kreep has filed lawsuits challenging Obama’s eligibility to be president and as part of his lawsuit he requested Obama’s records from Occidental. However, Obama’s lawyers quickly moved to stop Occidental from honoring this request.

Furthermore, now that at least three document authentication experts have declared the scanned “Certificate of Live Birth” Obama’s campaign team gave to a pro-Obama website to be an obvious phony; we know that he is hiding something here as well.

Over 49 separate law suits have been filed on the eligibility/birth certificate issue alone, with several of the suits making it all the way the United States Supreme Court, only to be denied a full hearing.

 

Pictured: Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talah

What’s more, there are questions about how he paid for his Harvard Law School education since, despite a claim by Michele Obama, no one has produced any evidence that he received student loans. The Obamas will not release any student loan details despite repeated requests from the Chicago Tribune. However, it appears that his Harvard education may have been paid for by a foreign source. Khalid Al-Mansour, an advisor to Saudi prince Al-Walid bin Talah, told Manhattan Borough president, Percy Sutton, that he was raising money for Obama’s Harvard tuition. Incidentally, Prince Tala is the largest donor to CAIR, a Muslim group declared by the U.S. Government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorist financing trial. At least three of CAIR’s leaders have been indicted for terrorist activities. Al-Mansour’s admission opens up speculation as to whether Muslim interests have assisted Obama’s career in the hope he would eventually be in a position someday to promote their interests.

More recently, it was discovered that Obama’s Selective Service card may have been doctored. Federal law requires all American males to register for the Selective Service (the draft) in case a major war broke out. Blogger Debbie Schlussel has discovered solid evidence that Obama’s Selective Service registration form was submitted not when he was younger as required, but rather in 2008 and then altered to look older. Indeed, the forgers forgot to alter the “Document Location Number” which shows that it is clearly a 2008 form. This is fraud and it’s a felony and Schlussel’s allegations are backed up by Stephen Coffman, a former high-ranking Federal agent. Moreover, the document shows a September 4th, 1980 date and the location of the transaction as Hawaii, but at that time Obama was thousands of miles away attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.

The real reason why Obama probably did not submit this form as a teenager is that he assumed his Kenyan or Indonesian citizenship exempted him from this requirement. But clearly, as he grew older and entered politics, he saw that any documents revealing a foreign birth – Selective Service registration, birth certificate, school applications, etc – would be problematic if he ran for the presidency. Thus, it is not a coincidence that every document which contains information about his birth or citizenship is either missing, sealed, or has been altered.

Indeed, everywhere one looks into Obama’s background, we find sealed records, scrubbed websites, altered documents, deception and unanswered questions. Can anyone imagine for a second if John McCain or George Bush had blocked access to his school, medical, and birth records? It would have been headlines in their case, but as with everything else concerning Obama, the media has given him a pass on this.

Of all these marvels, the latest mystery and probably most perplexing is that of Obama’s social security number. It appears that Obama has multiple identities in term of possessing numerous social security numbers. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed numerous suits against Obama regarding his eligibility to serve as president, appears to have been the first to discover this. In her suit, representing a number of military officers who are refusing to serve under an ineligible commander in chief, she hired private investigator Neil Sankey to conduct research on Obama’s prior addresses and Social Society numbers. Using Intelius, Lexis Nexis, Choice Point and other public records, Sankey found around 25 Social Security numbers connected with Obama’s name.

However, it may not be as many as 25, since Sankey also searched using closely related names such as: “Barak Obama,” “Batock Obama,” “Barok Obama,” and “Barrack Obama.” There may very well be some Kenyans living in America with the same last name and a similar first name. In any case, I will exclude these records for the purpose of this research and focus only on names spelled exactly like his name. Moreover, we can verify many of the Social Security numbers as valid since they’re connected to addresses at which we know Obama resided. Needless to say, there are also a slew of address and social security numbers connected to addresses in states that Obama has no known connection to.

In Obama’s home state, Illinois, Sankey tracked down 16 different addresses for a Barack Obama or a Barack H. Obama, of which all are addresses he was known to have lived at. Two Social Security numbers appear for these addresses, one beginning with 042 and one starting 364.

In California, where Obama attended Occidental College, there are six addresses listed for him, all within easy driving distance of the college. However, there are three Social Security numbers connected to these addresses, 537 and two others, each beginning with 999.

There are no addresses listed in New York where he attended Columbia University, but there is one listed for him in nearby Jackson, NJ, with a Social Security number beginning with 485.

 

713 Hart Senate Office Building

In Massachusetts – where Obama attended Harvard Law School – we find three addresses, all using the 042 Social Security number. After Obama was elected to the United States Senate in 2005, he moved into an apartment at 300 Massachusetts Ave NW; the Social Security number attached to that address is the 042 one. Yet, three years later, Obama used a different Social Security number for an address listed as: 713 Hart Senate Office Building. This was the address of his United States Senate office. This Social Security number began with 282 and was verified by the government in 2008.

This mystery grows even stranger as other addresses and Social Security numbers for Barack Obama appear in a dozen other states not known to be connected to him. Again, I am excluding those records names not spelled exactly like his name.

Tennessee, one address with a Social Security number beginning with 427
Colorado, one address, with a Social Security number beginning with 456.
Utah, two addresses, with two Social Security numbers beginning with 901 and 799.
Missouri has one address and one Social Security number beginning with 999.
Florida has two addresses listed for his him, three if you count one listed as “Barry Obama.” One is connected to a Social Security number beginning with 762.
In Georgia there are three addresses listed for him, all with different Social Security numbers: 579, 420, and 423.
In Texas there are four different addresses listed for him, one is connected to Social Security number 675.
There are two addresses listed for Barack Obama in Oregon and one address listed for him in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
All told, there are 49 addresses and 16 different Social Security numbers listed for a person whose name is spelled “Barack Obama.” In some cases, the middle initial “H” is listed. If you were to expand the search to include closely related names such as: “Barac,” “Barak,” and “Barrack” Obama, you would find more than a dozen additional addresses and Social Security numbers.

Finally, the one Social Security number Obama most frequently used, the one beginning with 042, is a number issued in Connecticut sometime during 1976-1977, yet there is no record of Obama ever living or working in Connecticut. Indeed, during this time period Obama would have been 15-16 years old and living in Hawaii at the time.

 

Ann, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham

Nevertheless, all this mystery surrounding Obama appears to be a generational thing. Researchers have discovered nearly a dozen aliases, at least two different Social Security numbers, and upwards of over 99 separate addresses for Ann Dunham, his mother. We do know she worked for the ultra liberal Ford Foundation but we also know she may have earned some income from pornographic poses, as evidenced by photos recently discovered by some researchers—how embarrassing. The only thing researchers are able to find out about Obama’s mother is the fact she made porn. I’m sure that’s a first for presidential mothers.

But we also know that Obama’s mother and grandparents associated with Communist Party leaders such as Frank Marshall Davis, a man who, according to Obama’s book, Dreams from my Father, was his main mentor during much of his Hawaiian boyhood (although Obama tried to disguise his identity in his book). During the Cold War, Davis was named by congressional investigators as a key member of a secretive pro-Soviet networked that existed in Hawaii at that time.

 

Communist Party leader, Frank Marshall Davis

The lack of documents regarding Obama also extends to his mother and to his grandparents. Indeed, researchers have been unable to find marriage licenses for his mother’s two marriages, assuming she was ever legally married. Ditto goes for the marriage license for Ann’s parents. They cannot find birth certificates for her, her parents, or for even for her grandparents. Even more so, despite Obama’s boast of his grandfather’s military service, there’s no record of that either. For reasons no one knows, much of Obama’s life, his mother’s life and his grandparent’s life has been erased from the records as if they never existed.

But why would someone obtain so many Social Security numbers? According to investigators, those who create additional Social Society numbers are typically engaged in criminal activities such as Social Security fraud, tax fraud, real estate fraud, campaign

 

Barrack Obama and his Grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.

“Madeline Dunham was a volunteer at the Oahu Circuit Court probate department and had access to the Social Security numbers of deceased people.

contributions fraud, voter fraud and so on. While the private investigator who compiled this list says multiple social security numbers does not automatically prove there’s criminal activity involved, he states that “having said that, I have personally experienced many, many cases where such information has led to subsequent exposure of fraud, deception, money laundering and other crimes.“What is interesting to note is that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was a volunteer at the Oahu Circuit Court probate department and had access to the Social Security numbers of deceased people.

It is clear that more research needs to be done on this issue. The Western Center for Journalism

( http://www.westernjournalism.com) is inviting readers to join the search for the truth. If you have any information about any of the addresses listed, they would love to hear from you. To find a complete list of all the addresses and Social Security numbers listed in the public record for Obama and family, please go to the Western Center for Journalism.

Remember: Everything that Hitler Did was “Legal”

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:57
President Obama Assumes Control of All Domestic Communications
Written by Joe Wolverton, II

On Friday, July 6, President Barack Obama continued his quest to codify his own dictatorship with the issuing of a new executive order granting himself yet another expansive, unconstitutional power. The power afforded to the president in this latest executive order is so frighteningly expansive that it exceeds the scope of the authority acceded to the president in all his previous edicts.

In an order entitled the “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions,” the president quietly produced an edict that places the nation’s entire communications spectrum and infrastructure — private and public — under the control of the White House.

Of course, the president assures citizens that such authority would be exercised only for the protection of national security.

“The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions,” the order reads. “Survivable, resilient, enduring and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies and other nations.”

The president insists that the government needs to be able to contact every citizen in case of a national catastrophe. “Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national resilience.”

This tether connecting citizens to the federal government is to be created by a “joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration and reconstitution of NS/EP [national security and emergency preparedness] communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis or emergency.”

“The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of NS/EP communications policies, programs and capabilities,” President Obama writes.

Accordingly, one of the nation’s cellphone providers has snapped a salute and begun the march toward complete compliance with the president’s usurpation of the domestic communications media.

Sprint’s Boost Mobile service sent a message to their customers informing them that the president now has effective control over their signal and that now “you can receive national and local emergency alerts directly on your phone.”

While the executive order was issued without any sort of announcement or signing ceremony typical of President Obama’s self-congratulatory style, there have been hints that this power grab was coming.

In 2011, for example, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented that the federal government didn’t possess the power necessary to keep a close check on citizens and to broadcast the government’s propaganda more efficiently. “We are in an information war, and we are losing that war,” Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while defending her department’s request for a $50-billion budget. “Al Jazeera is winning, the Chinese have opened a global English-language and multi-language television network, the Russians have opened up an English-language network. I’ve seen it in a few countries, and it is quite instructive.”

Clinton claimed in her testimony, “During the Cold War, we did a great job in getting America’s message out. After the Berlin Wall fell we said ‘OK, fine, enough of that — you know, we’ve done it, we’re done.’ And unfortunately we are paying a big price for it.”

That same Cold War nostalgia was echoed recently by a couple of congressmen who have proposed an amendment to the newest National Defense Authorization Act that would address the purported propaganda gap.

While America’s best brainwashing material was previously broadcast only overseas for the pleasure of foreign audiences, a provision in the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 (H.R. 5736) removes that restriction, making “available, in the United States, motion pictures, films, video, audio, and other materials prepared for dissemination abroad or disseminated abroad pursuant to this Act.”

Intended as an update to the post-World War II Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, the bill’s primary sponsors are Representatives Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.). Currently, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is considering the proposal.

If this amendment remains attached to the Fiscal Year 2013 NDAA and is passed by Congress and signed by the president, then for the first time in the history of the United States, citizens and residents will be exposed to government-produced propaganda in a manner that would impress even Orwell’s Big Brother.

As expected, neither Congressman Thornberry nor Smith admits that the underlying purpose of their amendment is the brainwashing of Americans by the federal government. In fact, in a joint press statement released by the two lawmakers, Thornberry and Smith soft-pedal the purpose of the provision by trotting out the favorite trope of the claque constantly clamoring for the exchange of liberty for security. “We continue to face a multitude of threats and we need to be able to counter them in a multitude of ways. Communication is among the most important,” said Rep. Thornberry. “This outdated law ties the hands of America’s diplomatic officials, military, and others by inhibiting our ability to effectively communicate in a credible and transparent way. Congress has a responsibility to fix the situation,” he added.

“While the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 was developed to counter communism during the Cold War, it is outdated for the conflicts of today,” said Congressman Adam Smith. “Effective strategic communication and public diplomacy should be front-and-center as we work to roll back al-Qaeda’s and other violent extremists’ influence among disaffected populations. An essential part of our efforts must be a coordinated, comprehensive, adequately resourced plan to counter their radical messages and undermine their recruitment abilities. To do this, Smith-Mundt must be updated to bolster our strategic communications and public diplomacy capacity on all fronts and mediums — especially online.”

Again, our government pretends to be forced into taking such a drastic and despotic step only as a reluctant response to the myriad threats to our national security.

Americans who use cellphones, the Internet, or other radio-based means of communication should understand that as a result of this latest executive order, President Obama has placed all these things under his sole supervision. The president’s order places under his personal purview all radio and digital communications, commanding that all of these signals can be intercepted by the president, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, or other intelligence agencies as directed by the president.

As of the date of President Obama’s signing of this order, every provider or facilitator of digital, radio, and cellular communications must accommodate the receipt, integration, and dissemination of the federal government’s propaganda programming. This provision in this decree amounts to nothing less than the nationalization of all privately owned communications companies, as these entities are now liable for instant usurpation by the president or his designated federal officers.

In its assessment of the impact of this latest executive order, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) writes that the White House has now empowered the Department of Homeland Security, under the direction of the president, to “seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.”

In 2011, Congress considered enacting similar provisions in a bill addressing cybersecurity issues. The measure, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the chairs of seven committees of jurisdiction: Joe Lieberman, Jay Rockefeller, Carl Levin, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, John Kerry, and Jeff Bingaman, would have granted the government power to disconnect or interrupt all private and public communication in case of a national emergency. Ultimately, the bill was abandoned as a result of public outcry against such usurpation.

~New American

Romney Comes Out Swinging for Israel

Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians

Jul 30, 11:18 AM (ET)

By KASIE HUNT and KARIN LAUB

JERUSALEM (AP) – Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. His campaign later said his remarks were mischaracterized.

“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who ate breakfast at the luxurious King David Hotel.
Romney said some economic histories have theorized that “culture makes all the difference.” “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney said, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the “hand of providence.” He said similar disparity exists between neighboring countries, like Mexico and the United States.

Palestinian reaction to Romney was swift and pointed.
“It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” said Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
“It seems to me this man lacks information, knowledge, vision and understanding of this region and its people,” Erekat added. “He also lacks knowledge about the Israelis themselves. I have not heard any Israeli official speak about cultural superiority.”
As criticism mounted while Romney traveled to Poland, campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said: “His comments were grossly mischaracterized.” The Republican’s campaign contends Romney’s comparison of countries that are close to each other and have wide income disparities – the U.S. and Mexico, Chile and Ecuador – shows his comments were broader than just the comparison between Israel and Palestine.
While speaking to U.S. audiences, Romney often highlights culture as a key to economic success and emphasizes the power of the American entrepreneurial spirit compared to the values of other countries. But his decision to highlight cultural differences in a region where such differences have helped fuel violence for generations raises new questions about the former businessman’s diplomacy skills.

As he has at home, Romney in Jerusalem cited a book titled, “Guns, Germs and Steel,” that suggests the physical characteristics of the land account for the differences in the success of the people that live there.
“And you look at Israel and you say you have a hard time suggesting that all of the natural resources on the land could account for all the accomplishment of the people here,” Romney said, before citing another book, “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations,” by former Harvard professor David Landes.
This book, Romney said in Jerusalem, concludes that “if you could learn anything from the economic history of the world it’s this: Culture makes all the difference. Culture makes all the difference.”
The economic disparity between the Israelis and the Palestinians is actually much greater than Romney stated. Israel had a per capita gross domestic product of about $31,000 in 2011, while the West Bank and Gaza had a per capita GDP of just over $1,500, according to the World Bank.
Romney, seated next to billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson at the head of the table, told donors that he had read books and relied on his own business experience to understand why the difference is so great.

His comparison of the two economies did not take into account the stifling effect the Israeli occupation has had on the Palestinian economy in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem – areas Israel captured in 1967 where the Palestinians hope to establish a state.
In the West Bank, Palestinians have only limited self-rule. Israel controls all border crossings in and out of the territory, and continues to restrict Palestinian trade and movement. Israel annexed east Jerusalem in 1967, but has invested much less heavily there than in Jewish west Jerusalem.
And although Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, it continues to control access and has enforced a crippling border blockade since the Islamic militant Hamas seized the territory in 2007.
It’s true that Israel has logged tremendous achievements, said Abraham Diskin, a political science professor at the Inter-Disciplinary Center outside of Tel Aviv. But “you can understand this remark in several ways,” he added. “You can say it’s anti-Semitic. ‘Jews and money.'”
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund repeatedly have said that the Palestinian economy can only grow if Israel lifts those restrictions.
“It’s Israeli occupiers and Palestinians under occupation, and that’s why Palestinians cannot realize their potential,” Erekat said.
The breakfast with top donors – including Adelson, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and hedge fund manager Paul Singer – concluded Romney’s visit to Israel, the second leg of a three-nation overseas tour designed to bolster his foreign policy credentials.
Standing on Israeli soil for the first time as the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and said the U.S. has promised never to “look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.”
The status of Jerusalem is a critical issue in peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
In Israel, Romney did not meet with Abbas or visit the West Bank. He met briefly with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
Romney’s campaign says the trip, which began in England last week, is aimed at improving the former Massachusetts governor’s foreign policy experience through a series of meetings with foreign leaders. The candidate has largely avoided direct criticism of U.S. President Barack Obama while on foreign soil.
The Jerusalem fundraiser, however, was a political event that raised more than $1 million for Romney’s campaign. It marks at least the second finance event during his tour. The first, in London, attracted about 250 people to a $2,500-per-person fundraiser.
Both presidential candidates have aggressively courted American donors living abroad, a practice that is legal and has been used for decades.
Romney’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital was in keeping with claims made by Israeli governments for decades, even though the United States, like other nations, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv.
His remarks on the subject during a speech drew a standing ovation from the audience, which included Adelson, the American businessman who has promised to donate more than $100 million to help defeat Obama.
Adelson was among a several donors who flew to Israel for a day of sightseeing with Romney in addition to private meetings with top Israeli officials.
Romney flew to the Middle East from Britain, where he caused a stir by questioning whether officials there were fully prepared for the Olympic Games. A stop in Poland will complete his trip.
Four years ago, Obama visited Israel as a presidential candidate, part of a five-nation trip meant to establish his own foreign policy credentials.
A goal of Romney’s overseas trip is to demonstrate his confidence on the world stage, but the stop in Israel also was designed to appeal to evangelical voters at home and cut into Obama’s support among Jewish voters and donors. A Gallup survey of Jewish voters released Friday showed Obama with a 68-25 edge over Romney.
Romney and other Republicans have said Obama is insufficiently supportive of Israel.

Associated Press writers Amy Teibel in Jerusalem and Steve Peoples in Washington contributed to this report.

Nevada Wolf Pack

Nevada Wolf Pack
Nevada Wolf Pack Logo.svg
UNIVERSITY University of Nevada, Reno
CONFERENCE(S) Mountain West Conference
NCAA Division I
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Cary Groth
LOCATION RenoNV
VARSITY TEAMS 16
FOOTBALL STADIUM Mackay Stadium
BASKETBALL ARENA Lawlor Events Center
BASEBALL STADIUM William Peccole Park
MASCOT Alphie and Wolfie Jr.
NICKNAME Wolf Pack
FIGHT SONG Hail to our Sturdy Team
COLORS Navy Blue and Silver
HOMEPAGE Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack are the collegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Nevada, Reno, consisting of 16 varsity teams. Though often known as UNR within the state, the university is simply called Nevada for athletics purposes; its sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack (always two words). They participate in the NCAA’s Division I (FBSfor football) and in the Western Athletic Conference, although they have accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference, along with fellow WAC member Fresno State, beginning in 2012.

Nevada’s athletic teams were originally known as the Sagebrushers, named after Nevada’s state flower. In the 1921-1922 school year, a local writer described the school’s athletic teams as a “pack of wolves.” That name stuck and by 1923, the student body designated “Wolves” as the school’s mascot.

~Wikipedia

 

Gerlach-Empire

Gerlach–Empire is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The combined population was 217 at the 2010 census. A former company town for United States Gypsum Corporation, Empire was once home to more than 750 people. It is part of the Reno–Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. Most of the population lives in the two tiny settlements of Gerlach, a neighboring hamlet with fewer than 200 people that shares its schools with Empire; the rest live on outlying rural ranching properties. The nearest town, Nixon, is 60 miles to the south on a reservation owned by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
Contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Economy
4 History
5 Transportation
6 In film
7 Radio
8 References

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 94.1 sq mi. (244 km2), all land. Its elevation is 3,946 ft (1,203 m).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 499 people, 234 households, and 146 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5.3 people per square mile (2.0/km2). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 3.2 per square mile (1.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.18% White, 2.81% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 4.61% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.02% of the population.
There were 234 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.71.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 116.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,088, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $36,000 versus $23,056 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,793. About 10.3% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.
[edit]Economy

The economies of Gerlach and Empire focus on tourism in the nearby Black Rock Desert, and hunting. Gypsum mining was the historic staple of the local economy until 2011. Empire was the classic company town of the United States Gypsum Corporation (USG). All residents of Empire worked for USG and USG owns the properties and buildings. The Empire gypsum mine was the longest continually operating mine in the US, operating for eighty-eight years from 1923 to 2011. Most mines were shut down during World War II as resources were diverted to the war. It was determined that gypsum was an ‘essential’ resource and the mine was never closed during that period. The town had a church, a public pool, a 9-hole golf course, a post office (89405), and Empire Airport for light planes. There was also a day care facility for the employees of Empire, and a convenience store with a gas station—the only store for more than 50 miles (80 km).
The gypsum plant in Empire closed its doors on January 31, 2011, eliminating 95 jobs.[2][3] Residents with children were allowed to continue inhabiting their company homes through June 20, 2011, the end of the school year. After that date, Empire effectively became a ghost town. In response, the local ZIP Code, 89405, was also discontinued. Four USG employees remain to maintain the property.
The other major industries are a Union Pacific switching station in Gerlach and public services of Washoe County, which includes its roads department and a K–12 public school owned by the Washoe County School District; the future of the Gerlach K–12 School is unknown, as it is estimated that after the gypsum plant closes only around a dozen children will remain in Gerlach.[2] Many of the inhabitants of Gerlach are elderly retirees. Many people in Gerlach also have small private businesses. Many are Internet-based, due to the town’s remote location. Hunters from all over the west travel to Gerlach to hunt a wide variety of game such as chukar, geese, deer, antelope, etc. Joe’s Gerlach Club hosts an annual chukar feed in late January. Bruno’s restaurant hosts several other private parties in a large room in the back which is available for rent.[citation needed]
Since 1991, Burning Man, a week long countercultural festival with 51,454 participants (as of 2010), has been held nearby. Due to the appearance and actions of many of the participants, local enthusiasm is mixed, but the event is responsible for around 20% of the sales at the few commercial establishments in the area, which include the closest permanent fuel and grocery stops to the event site. The Black Rock Desert is also the site of many other recreational activities, organized and otherwise, throughout the year.[4]

History

Gerlach was founded during the construction of the Feather River Route of the Western Pacific Railroad between 1905 and 1909.[5]
Empire was founded in 1923; in that year miners formed a tent city while mining a claim originally established by the Pacific Portland Cement Company in 1910. U.S. Gypsum has owned the town since 1948, which reached a maximum population of 750 in the early 1960s. But when the recession forced the company to shut the plant in 2011, the town was unable to survive.[2][3]

 

TransportationPrimary highway access to both Empire and Gerlach is provided by State Route 447. Gerlach can also be accessed via three former state highways: State Route 34, State Route 48, and State Route 49 (also known as Jungo Road).

Each town has an airfield, suitable only for light planes. The Gerlach field is simply a graded dirt strip, which is no longer usable. The Empire field is dirt, but light towers at a baseball field directly adjacent to and in line with the eastern end of the runway make approaches from or departures in that direction hazardous. Neither should be used unless under emergency.

 

In filmGerlach was one of the film locations for the film Far From Home (1989). Gerlach was also the site for Gary Cooper’s first (credited) film, The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926).

RadioAs of March 2010 Gerlach now has a non profit community based radio station founded by Jeff Cotton and Bruce Van Dyke. The call letters are KLAP and it is located at 89.5 on the FM dial. It is also available on line at www.KLAP.fm. It is located at 395 Main Street in the old Gerlach Gas Station and Garage Building Office owned by Gary Schmidt, an original underwriter of the station along with Twin City Surplus of Reno, Great Basin Brewery of Sparks, and Bruno of Bruno’s in Gerlach. The Garage Building was also prominent in the filming of “Far From Home”.

References

^ “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^ a b c Huffington Post: “Empire, Nevada Completely Wiped Out By Recession”, June 22, 2011.
^ a b Bruder, Jessica (June 11, 2011). “Slump in construction industry creates a Sheetrock ghost town”. The Christian Science Monitor. Yahoo! News. Retrieved June 12, 2011.
^ Fulbright, Leslie (August 28, 2005), “A warmer welcome, Residents of small Nevada town profit from annual counter cultural festival”, San Francisco Chronicle
^ Nevada Historical Marker 152, Nevada Historical Preservation Office

Does America Have Its First Marxist President?

Does America Have its first Marxist President? You bet it does and Here’s the

9 June 2009 © www.BarackObamaWebPage.com

Founded in 1992, the New Party is a Marxist political coalition whose objective is to endorse and elect leftist public officials – most often Democrats. The New Party’s immediate objective is to turn the Democrat Party hard left, in an attempt to create a new Marxist party.

Most New Party members come from the Democratic Socialists of America, the hard left organization ACORN and an assortment of Maoists, Trotskyites, and Communist Party USA members. It was very active in Chicago, with membership including none other than BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

Since his ascent to prominence, there have been attempts at “scrubbing” New Party references of Obama having been a member or their even having provided support in his early elections. But thanks to a concerned reader of www.BarackObamaWebPage.com, we have obtained archival material proving that Barack Hussein Obama is the first Marxist Socialist President of the United States.

The adoring mainstream press has worked feverishly to cover up Obama’s dedication to Marxist ideology going back to his teenage years. But substantiation of New Party membership can be seen by the following documents in pdf format.

So you don’t have to read documents in their entirety unless interested, we have yellow highlighted the name of Barack Obama for convenient recognition. Click for Document 1, Document 2. New Party Support can be seen in Document 3.

Obama’s Early and Continued Infatuation with the Left

October 29, 2008 © Michael G. LeventhalBarackObamaWebPage.com

Beginning in his teenage years, Obama sought out a black father substitute. In some way, this would compensate for being deserted by a left wing, Black, Kenyan, womanizing, alcoholic father. Gravitating towards the hard left, he turned to Black radicals who were equally alienated from white society.

During his teenage Hawaii years, Obama became close with the poet Frank Marshall Davis, a hard core Communist Party member, hater of America and Christianity. Davis was one of the many “father figures” the emotionally fragile Obama sought out as a substitute for the father that deserted him.

It was Davis who crystallized Barack Hussein Obama’s racist, anti-American views. His motto was “never trust white people.”

In later years, this mantle would be taken up by Chicago’s anti-American racist Preacher Jeremiah Wright. This father figure/mentor relationship publicly lasted for twenty years, until 2008 when voters were confronted with movies of Wright’s racism and anti-American ravings in its vilest form. Obama publicly pulled away, at least until the Presidential elections were over.

But Black or White, Obama always gravitated to people who wanted to remake America into a more collectivist image. He would reinvent his deceased Marxist father’s reputation, by transforming America into the Socialist state he would want. When Obama claims that he wants to “change America as we know it,” he really means what he says.

Obama’s Close Ties to anti-American Unrepentant Terrorists and Working Relationship with Left Wing Organizations such as ACORN. His Documented Track Record for Dismantling America as we Know it.

September 23, 2008 © Michael G. Leventhal BarackObamaWebPage.com

In a Chicago interview during his failed Congressional bid in 2000, Barack Obama cited a job at an organization founded by former bomber of the Capital and Pentagon, Bill Ayers as evidence of his qualification for public office.

“One of the criticisms that arises in connection with your candidacy is that you haven’t been in the [Illinois] Senate very long,” said the interviewer. “You have a limited track record in terms of time. What is your argument, based on the one term that you served in the Senate so far, that makes you prepared for Congress?”

Obama replied: “I’ve chaired major philanthropic efforts in the city, like the Chicago Annenberg Challenge that gave $50 million to prop school reform efforts throughout the city.”

Barack Hussein Obama led an education foundation called “The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) from 1995-1999 and remained on the board until 2001. During that time, the group channeled more than 100 million dollars to radical community organizers and hard left education activists in Chicago.

But what was the CAC anyway. It was the creation of Bill Ayres, founder of the America-hating Weather Underground in the 1960’s. It was his group that bombed the Pentagon and the Capital. But more important, Ayres to this day is unrepentant. After the terrorist murders of September 11th 2001, his response was to state that he wished he had the chance to have done more.

Obama has sought to downplay his association with Ayres, who hosted Obama’s first political fundraiser in his own home and was a big money-raiser. Obama covers for his close association by stating that Ayres is merely “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” and “our kids go to school together.” The later doesn’t hold any water whatever, since the Ayres children are much older than Obamas.

But documents in the CAC archives make clear that Ayers and Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago. According to these archives, Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.

The CAC’s agenda flowed from the philosophy of Antonio Gromsci, leader of Italy’s Communist Party in the 1960’s. Gromsci discarded violent revolution for undermining a democratic country’s institutions, particularly the schools, so as to radicalize the nation’s youth. Likewise the Ayers/Obama educational philosophy, called for downplaying achievement and scholarship in return for hatred of America and its institutions.

Ayres and the Obama that embraced his philosophy, call for teachers to be “community organizers” dedicated to provoking resistance to what they consider to be American racism and oppression.

“I’m a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist,” Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk’s, “Sixties Radicals,” at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC. In 2006, Ayers was in Venezuela praising communist dictator Hugo Chavez, saying, “We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution.” Barack Hussein Obama does, also.

In 2001, Ayres published “Fugutive Days,” a book of his early terrorist writings, stating he hoped it would be a blueprint for future activists and community organizers. As for his murdering terrorist acts, quotes like “we didn’t do enough” and “no American is innocent,” says it all. Sounds a lot like Osama Bin Laden, doesn’t it.

His latest, soon to be released book, “Race Course Against White Supremacy,” blames whites for all the world’s problems. As a 20 year proponent of Black Liberation Philosophy, Obama would be in total agreement.

Under Ayres and Obama, CAC money was not normally given to schools. It was disbursed through hard-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or ACORN). Scores of ACORN personnel have been indicted in twelve states for voter fraud. Charges include registering minors to vote and registering people multiple times under phony names.

Obama conducted “leadership training” seminars with ACORN, and ACORN members have served as volunteers in Obama’s campaigns.

Obama was also ACORN’s attorney. In this capacity, he taught activists how to intimidate banks into extending mortgages to unqualified minorities. In court, he successfully fought for mortgage quotas to be forced on banks to unqualified minorities. This began his early and ever growing responsibility for the financial crisis gripping America today.

Other Obama partners in Chicago stress Obama’s Black Liberation Philosophy, rather than traditional education. This fits very neatly into Obama’s 20 year membership in Chicago’s anti-white, America-hating Trinity Church, headed by his mentor, Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

Death by Communism / Socialism

DEATH  BY COMMUNISM / SOCIALISM
Country Death Count
Russia 20,000,000
People’s Republic of China 65,000,000
Vietnam (North & South) 1,000,000
North Korea 2,000,000
Cambodia 2,000,000
Eastern Europe 1,000,000
Latin America 150,000
Africa 1,700,000
Afghanistan 1,500,000
Cuba 15,000
 TOTAL……
92,365,00