Views from the Nest 2-9-2015


From the Top of the Nest

The bloggosphere is all a twiiter about President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer breakfast last Thursday. During his speech Obama spoke against violence committed in the name of religion, and stated that Christians have been just as guilty as Muslims and other terror groups of this crime.

He equated the Crusades with the Muslim jihad as if the two are equal. The Christian crusades came about as a result of Muslim jihad and were a defensive move to protect Christians who were being killed by Muslim jihadists, much like today. Unlike the Muslim jihad, the Christian crusades ended centuries ago.

Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins. For variations on this theme, one need not look far. See, for example, Steven Runciman’s famous three-volume epic, History of the Crusades, or the BBC/A&E documentary, The Crusades, hosted by Terry Jones. Both are terrible history yet wonderfully entertaining.

Not much has changed when it comes to the Muslim jihadists since they are attacking the same region and the same people groups as they did centuries ago. In fact their war on Christianity has never ended. Except for the Crusaders Europe would have been a Muslim Caliph today.

The true intent of the Muslim Jihadists is to rid the world of Christianity and Jewry. That crusade has never ended. Christians on the other hand may have given up the fight to make disciples of all nations, teaching and baptising in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Real History of the Crusades

A series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics? Think again.


The Cuckoo’s Nest

Univ. of Michigan Spends 16k On Inclusive Language Campaign

The University of Michigan has spent over $16,000 at its flagship Ann Arbor campus on a campaign to encourage students to avoid using language that may be offensive, The College Fix reported Monday. So much for free speech.


California Taxing Taxes during Freezing Winter because Global Warming


UC Students Vote To Divest … From America

The University of California Student Association has passed a resolution calling on the university to divest itself from several world governments … including its own.


Tail Feathers

Other news of note

Virginia is Voting on Calling for a Convention of States


Scots reject independence from United Kingdom in historic vote


And last but not least: Your kids college tuition at work.
Harvard Students can’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but know what ISIS stands for

In response to a video showing how Harvard students believe America is a greater threat to the world than ISIS, another movie-maker asked them to explain what ISIS means, and then recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Not surprisingly, they were way better at the former than the latter.

Isn’t Obama a Harvard alum?


That’s all for today until next time have a blessed day! Eagle out!

 

 

Stealing from our own children


…Children shouldn’t
have to provide for their parents, but parents should provide for their
children. 2 Corinthians 12:14 (GW)

Debt

A Youth Misery Index that measures young Americans’ woes has skyrocketed under President Barack Obama and hit an all-time high.

The index, released Wednesday, was calculated by adding youth unemployment and average college loan debt figures with each person’s share of the national debt. While it has steadily grown over the decades, under Obama the figure has shot up dramatically, from 83.5 in 2009 to 98.6 in 2013.

The index has increased by 18.1 percent since Obama took office, the highest increase under any president, making Obama the worst president for youth economic opportunity, according to the nonprofit that released the figure.

“Young people are suffering under this economy,” said Ashley Pratte, program officer for Young America’s Foundation, which developed the index and calculates it annually using federal statistics. “They’re still living in their parent’s basements, unable to find full-time jobs that pay them what they need in order to pay back their debt.”

Youth unemployment in 2013 was 16.3 percent, and student loan debt came in at a record-breaking average of $29,400 last year, the foundation points out; what’s more, each person’s share of the roughly $17 trillion dollar national debt stands at its highest level ever: $52,948.

via Under Obama, Youth Misery Index Hits All-Time High.

Talk about stealing from your kids futures. This is immoral.

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ObamaCare is Working Just as it was Planned


Did you hear what Obama said? Do you really care what Obama says?

Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon while flanked by people who have “benefited” from Obamacare, President Obama said his signature piece of legislation is working. The speech was part of a new public relations campaign to try to salvage what’s left of the disastrous Obamacare rollout.
“About a half million people are poised to gain health care coverage…and that number…will keep on growing,” Obama said while ignoring the more than five million people who have lost their health insurance thanks to Obamacare. “This law is working and will work into the future.”

Yes indeed the Obamacare law is working its magic like it was designed to do. The law was never intended to actually HELP anyone but government potentates gain more power and control over our lives.

Here is how the Obamacare law is working. It is DRIVING UP HEALTH CARE COSTS, causing grumblings from the American people, which is precisely what Obama intended. He wants the people upset and crying for a FIX to this mess and then he will come riding in on his TROJAN horse and bring with him Government run healthcare.

You see this law was never intended to actually lower costs and make dealings with your insurance companies better or the relationship between you and your healthcare provider more secure, its sole purpose was to dislodge you from your secure, privately held and managed healthcare programs into one that is completely controlled by the central government. So for its intended purpose the LAW IS WORKING and will continue to work its havoc until such time as the government gets what it wants. THE ABILITY to decide who lives and who dies, as a matter of law and a way to cut costs.

The government aim is to make the healthcare system more efficient. HOW YOU ASK? Simple if no one actually gets any health care the system is very efficient since everyone will die before actually getting care, thus there is nothing to pay out and the government gets to keep all that money they have stolen from you with the promise of HEALTHCARE.

 
Yes my friends I am afraid OBAMACARE is working. It’s just not working for you and I and my friends Obama doesn’t care. There is NO CARE in Obamacare and that’s the truth.

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The Fix is In Really It Is, Trust Me…


Psalm 94:20 (HCSB)
20 Can a corrupt throne— one that creates trouble by law— become Your ally?

ObamaCare Fix as Bad as ObamaCare Itself | FrontPage Magazine
Wed Nov 20 2013 18:36:07 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Last Thursday, to extricate himself from the political consequences of repeatedly and shamelessly lying to the American public, President Obama proposed a “fix” to ObamaCare. ”Insurers can extend current plans that otherwise would be canceled into 2014 and Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan,” the president said. ”This fix won’t solve every problem for every person, but it’s going to help a lot of people. Doing more would require work with Congress,” he added, again dismissing the legislative branch of government as an unnecessary impediment to implementing his agenda. Unfortunately for millions of Americans, the fix is as disastrous as ObamaCare itself.

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/obamacare-fix-as-bad-as-obamacare-itself/

Who can forget all the promises made by Obama while trying to enact the ObamaNoCare act which he wanted to fool the American citizens into embracing. If you have forgotten here is a recap of all the lies that were sold to the American people.

Democrats feel political heat despite ObamaCare ‘fix’ | Fox News
Wed Nov 20 2013 18:55:29 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

President Obama’s fix to reverse millions of insurance cancellation notices may have eased slightly the pressure he faces, but Democrats at state level still face political trouble and fear what it may mean for the 2014 midterm elections.

One such Democrat is West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall. The 19-term veteran, a perennial target in a GOP-shifting state, was one of many Democrats who recited to constituents Obama’s assurance that they could keep insurance coverage they liked under the 2010 health care overhaul.

This promise proved untrue and ignited an uproar that eventually forced Obama to reverse himself and on Thursday propose the fix that he claims will allow consumers to keep their plans. The debacle has sent many Democrats scrambling into political self-preservation mode ahead of the 2014 elections.

Rahall was among 39 Democrats who, despite a Obama veto threat, voted Friday for a Republican measure that would let insurers continue selling policies to individuals that fall short of the health care law’s requirements. It was approved 261-157.

“I’m concerned about my integrity with voters who have returned me here for 38 years. They know me enough to know I wouldn’t purposely mislead them,” Rahall said this past week. “They have that confidence in me, and I want them to continue to have that confidence in me.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/16/democrats-still-feeling-political-heat-despite-obamacare-fix/

We simply can not trust those who lied to us repeatedly to fix the mess they created. Are we really that gullible to expect these lying politicians to actually care about what is good and right after spending so much political capital to sell us on this huge FAIL? If they lied to us to implement this mess do you really think they intend to tell us the truth about fixing it?

All this talk about a ObamaNoCare fix is simply political posturing in hopes that ‘we the people’ will forget how we got this nightmare in the first place. The only thing these lying politicos want to fix is their own campaigns and political aspirations.

Instead of real solutions we are being bombarded with show trials, phony House bills, and a constant barrage of the airwaves with all the ills of ObamaNoCare while these same news outlets were complicit in the implementation of this disaster from day one. When someone actually did stand up and to shed some truth on this disaster the media shouted them down and berated their character.

Ezekiel 34:18-19 (GW)
18 Isn’t it enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? You drink clean water. Must you muddy the rest of the water with your feet?
19 Must my sheep eat what your feet have trampled and drink what your feet have muddied?

As usual the ones who pass these laws make sure that they do not have to abide by them but make sure that the rest of us do.  These politicians have theirs and then they trample all over the good grain so as not to leave anything behind for the rest of us. It is they who are causing all the ills in our society, and yet they wipe their mouths and say don’t look at me.

America we have bigger problems to  contend with than just Obamacare.  We must not forget about Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS Scandal, and NSA snooping. The fact is if there wasn’t so much lawlessness happening on all levels of government a   horror story like Obamacare would never have happened. But it did because of all the kick-backs. buy-backs, threats, and strong-armed tactics of those pushing for more and more power over individuals.

When most people think of tyranny, and totalitarian government, they think of rigid rules and harshly enforced laws. But what tyranny and big government really involves in the majority of cases is a lot of politically connected law breakers. Regulations offer opportunities for bribery or kickbacks in many ways. Laws can be selectively enforced so that some criminals get protection and offer an unofficial income stream to the ones responsible for enforcing the law. In a democracy, criminals can get the vote out in neighborhoods and then expect favors in return from the winning candidate.

This is political life as usual especially in urban areas where unions make sure that ‘their man or woman’ gets elected to keep up their grip on the purse strings of the well-connected. These racketeers pay off politicians to receive favorable laws or regulations that punish their competition and rewards them with graft and kick-backs, in return they fill the coffers of the politicians and the cycle starts all over again.

We really ought not to be surprised by any of this since this is how things work in D.C.

Yes my friends all is not well in America, and to remedy our ills we need to swallow the painful pill of truth. Washington is not the cure to what ails us it is the cause. And those who made the mess are not qualified to clean up the mess since they really like muddying things up.

ImageThis is a view from the nest. And that’s the way I see it, what say you?

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

Along for the journey

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Bait and Switch: In Pursuit of YOUR Happiness


Health Care for All! L1190421

Health Care for All! L1190421 (Photo credit: erlin1)

noun
: a selling method in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced product but then is encouraged to buy a more expensive one
  1. :  a sales tactic in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced item but is then encouraged to buy a higher-priced one
2 : the ploy of offering a person something desirable to gain favor (as political support) then thwarting expectations with something less desirable
 
“If your child asks you for bread, would any of you give him a stone? 10 Or if your child asks for a fish, would you give him a snake? 11 Even though you’re evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. So how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? Matthew 7:9-11 (GW)
 
 

Bait and switch” is a well-known deception used by con artists who promise a non-existent good deal and then switch to what they call a better deal that is neither needed nor desired by their “mark.”

Our health care political hucksters are the latest to try this shameful stunt. They told  us, repeatedly, “You can keep your plan and your doctor if you like them, I promise, period!

But with the new law being implemented we find that, all along, it was written in such a way that possibly millions will have no alternative but to switch to different government-mandated, undesired plans.

In response, some ranking politicians say it’s all for our own good, which reminds us of their end game — to implement a “single payer system” managed by the federal government. It will then be obvious that there is no escape from the government-mandated plan whether you like your plan or not.

They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 2 Peter 2:19 (NLT)

This is not the first time nor will it be the last time that “big government” will promise some grand idea that is supposed to make life better for those who are forced to take part. There is a long list of broken promises and “bait and switch” programs that have proven to be “not as advertised”.