Instead we have heard a lot about a health-care overhaul that already needs an overhaul. Additionally, the United States internationally has been entangled in one huge scandal after another.
Furthermore, in a rare but very realistic maneuver House Speaker John Boehner killed the possibility of taking up the Senate bill; President Obama conceded and said a piecemeal approach likely to be used by the House in 2014 could work for him.
All things being equal there is not a hill of beans that looking upon a Senate S.744 consisting of well over 2,000 pages has alerted those in the House that maybe immigration reform is not about amnesty – mind you for some that is all that matters. Yet looking toward real immigration reform, as we have suggested should be dealt with preferably one issue at a time.
An Example of the Mainstream-media:
“Considering the House’s record of accomplishment, sometimes it is tough to imagine anything being accomplished on immigration beyond tougher border enforcement, and that would leave unchanged the status of more than 11 million living in the shadows.”
Another Example of fair and balanced media:
Insofar as the House is concerned it has been within their charter to engage in tougher border enforcement – this does include the complete infrastructure of our borders and by popular demand the American people have spoken regarding law enforcement and the condition of this nation’s borders.
No Mainstream or Fair and Balanced media:
As far as 11 million illegal’s living in the shadows – is tantamount to a cliché, one used far to much. Daily we see immigrants without any legal authority whatsoever getting far brasher and demanding in an entire load of rallies and protests.
This week a group of about 50 advocates for immigration will fast in Chicago for at least 24 hours to show solidarity with a group that has been fasting in Washington, D.C. for more than two weeks, said Lawrence Benito, chief executive officer of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (Our fear has been realized: Immigration AND Refugee Rights).
The movement for reform includes religious leaders, business leaders, Democrats and Republicans. We have experienced factious orthodox religion trying hard with their conglomerates of special interest advisors, advocacy groups, and make-shift Scriptural readings. However, as long as it took us during our information gathering and research, it did not take long to see what this colition of evangelicals is trying to do.
Obama should require government agencies to halt deportations of those who fit requirements for legal residency under the Senate bill, Giovagnoli said. “That’s a reasonable approach,” she added. “You’re actually respecting Congress.” Absolutely demented.
After six messy weeks – defined chiefly by the partial government shutdown and troubled roll-out of the federal government’s healthcare exchange website — President Barack Obama’s reputation with the American public has faltered in some ways, but not in others. Most notably, for the first time in his presidency, fewer than half of Americans, 47%, say Obama is a “strong and decisive leader,” down six percentage points since September.
Now my friends I will not purpose to be a liberal leaning piece of the mainstream-media mob. However, does anyone notice how cordial even the folks at Gallup are reporting: “defined chiefly by the partial government shutdown and troubled roll-out of the federal government’s healthcare exchange website…” literally takes just about all culpability away from Obama and shoves it all around? Yet, there are those of us who are simply not buying.
There is however a striking bit of truth in this parody. Of the first part, most people naturally think – and espouse, defined chiefly by the Republican effort in the partial government shutdown. Sadly second, is the notion of the troubled roll-out of the federal governments healthcare exchange website?
Let us look at the reality in stauncher terms shall we? If the “Buck stops here” at Obama’s desk, we will believe there are many people who have taken serious shrapnel. Some have even been left behind.
Similarly, the share of Americans who view Obama as “honest and trustworthy” has dipped five points. Exactly half of Americans still consider Obama honest and trustworthy, but this is down from 55% in September and 60% in mid-2012 as Obama was heading toward re-election.
Americans’ confidence in their chief executive to manage the government has also waned five points since September, to 42%. However, this level is similar to 44% in June and 45% in June 2012.
Well we believe that Obama’s productivity would certainly rise if he were to concentrate more on Domestic and Foreign affairs.
Google’s new Digital Attack Map reveals that the U.S. experiences daily cyber attacks. Though much of the map’s real-time cyber activity is untraceable, the map does confirm that China heavily targets the U.S. This underscores the need for the U.S. to make China feel a cost for its cyber espionage and theft.
Earlier this year, the cyber security firm Mandiant reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has stolen hundreds of terabytes of information from over 140 U.S. organizations. Also earlier this year, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property reported that the U.S. loses $300 billion per year from cyber espionage,
chiefly from China. This does not even begin to calculate the national security risks the U.S. faces.
Is it just me or does ALL the bells and whistles sound off regarding Comprehension Immigration Reform?
Beyond threatening other nations, China’s cyber activities are also directed toward maintaining domestic control using the “Great Firewall” to censor online access and content. In fact, cyber actors within China targeted the personal email accounts of human rights activists in China, the U.S., and Europe. News of this latest breach drove Google to end its cooperation with Beijing, believing that China’s cyber exploitation cannot coexist with business security, private-sector profits, economic progress, or global Internet freedom.
Apart from securing its own cyber networks with essential legislation—focusing on supply chain security and private-public information sharing—the U.S. should turn from its current ambivalence and advance its cyber security internationally. Partnering with friends from around the globe would allow the U.S. to lead the struggle for Internet freedom and make cyber crime too economically and politically costly to continue.
Mind you – all things being equal – one of the biggest reasons why the USA advocates having the United Nations located in the U.S. is the notion of, “Keep your friends close, but always keep your enemies closer.”
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Obesity in the Government
As for us here at The Contemplative Thinker (’s) there are more issues, let me correct that – there are more heinous, obscene, and ridiculous issues that confront Americans every day then what any mainstream media organization has the overall ability to critically process and never a word gets reported.
However, if one were to focus on heinous issues, obscene outcomes, and truly ridiculous matters that we see everyday maybe just one or two people will catch on and start saying something about it – and if they tell their friends and their friends begin to talk openly, then we will have a bonafide “movement.”
If we take enough issues and pin-point the established reasoning; moreover, what someone in Congress thought would be better still, then lets amend the entire issue. What happen in the end of all such reasoning are chaos, corruption, crimes, and commotion.
Let us call them oxymorons. People in the mainstream-media want Americans to look directly at the obesity pandemic that apparently the country is suffering from. Can we please STOP for a moment and look at the size of our central government?
Of course there is Head Start. Some of the procedures that workers at Head Start programs would love to achieve are: Listening and Learning About Early Learning Tour – Early Childhood Initiative – Early Childhood Education Programs – Other Early Childhood Education Programs – Parent Programs Resources for Parents – Resources for Teachers and Administrators – and Research and Evaluations – Publications.
Sure this sounds great to anyone who reads it. However, one need to ask either at the local level – the actual grade level teachers is these programs are effective. If the programs are not effective why then are they being used, and are we paying for it? Or from a greater data pool consider if it is effective at all.
As President Obama gracefully has pledged to use only one test when determining which education programs to fund. “It’s not whether an idea is liberal or conservative,” Obama stated, “but whether it works.” HHS’s third-grade follow-up evaluation makes it unequivocally clear that Head Start fails that test.
So what is it that we can say? For starters the health care program known as ‘ObamaCare’ or The Affordable Care Act is beyond question one of the ingredients that will take down America. But do you think that first, Democrats even care and second, that given his up to date record of lying and fabricating the truth, that Obama is in the group that knows it will kill us – No!
Therefore at the cost of perhaps the USA experiencing its first ever default on any loan incurred, does it make sense to you that President Obama would refund Head Start for a newer, healthier direction.
One matter that I wanted to say earlier is why not call it what it really is – oddly when looking up at the paragraph as to what Head Start is supposed to do – is primarily what should be done in the home by dedicated parents.
Head Start is just another name for child daycare, eating and nutritional entitlements, another pay in – and pay out program for the government much the same as educational loans. Given the results of the data I question myself as to why anyone would consider this program as anything but archaic.
We will over the next several days be looking at some real ‘bottom of the barrel’ programs funded of course by the US government which as you know really means the US taxpaying citizen.
“Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults.”
The headline on the front page of the New York Times said it all: “Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults.”
In a triumphalist article highlighting the growing numbers of women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, “one of the Senate’s most testosterone-driven panels,” the story line presents female Senators attacking male military officials over charges of sexual assaults against women in the armed forces.
Us-against-them stories are great for generating excitement in the media and in politics. But whether any of this political theater will actually reduce sexual assaults against women in the armed forces is a very different question.
For thousands of years, people around the world had the common sense to realize that putting young men and young women together in military operations was asking for trouble, not only for these young people of both sexes, but for the effectiveness of military forces entrusted with the fate of nations.
Yet, in these politically correct times, civilian leaders who increasingly have no experience whatever in the armed forces are far more willing to try to micro-manage the military than back in the days when most members of Congress and most Presidents had served in the military.
Read more here.
Dr. Ben Carson on ObamaCare…
Neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare. We finally got the opportunity to catch up with him to ask him what Obamacare means to him as a doctor—and an American.
Watch our two-minute video to find out what he had to say about the health care system, bureaucrats meddling between doctors and patients, and the driving forces behind Obamacare.
According to Dr. Carson, he is concerned – as should every American or recipient of such – of the doctor and patient relationship which he advocates for and on behalf of medical practitioners, not matter where in the relationship they are. He believes strongly that our “middle advocacy personnel” [emphasis by author] are a desperate need for proper medical care.
Moreover, Dr. Carson believes that there is far too much bureaucracy as well as rules and regulations involved in medical services. This is an important issue, therefore we will reiterate; Dr. Carson believes that there is far too much paperwork involved during the set-up phase (patients) furthermore, what could be worse for a doctor than even more paperwork.
One should realize that doctors who are performing the proverbial paperwork are not doing in fact what they were tortured with during medical school – performing medical procedures. Dr. Carson believes bureaucrats meddling between doctors and patients, and the driving forces behind Obamacare.
And finally Dr. Carson makes a perfect analysis as to what ObamaCare is. Carson openly states that if a government can control a person’s need for health care – the issue is not the well-being of the patient, rather the power continuum literally involves the government’s control over individual and their right to health care.
The government shutdown has cramped President Obama’s golfing addiction. For the first time since early July, the president skipped his weekly outing to the greens. Mr. Obama spent an unseasonably warm and sunny October weekend indoors, but he did not use the extra time to negotiate with Republicans over the political impasse.
Mr. Obama has taken a break from golf only twice of the last 30 weeks and both were to avoid public scrutiny — after the Boston Marathon bombing in April and while touring Africa in June.
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As far back as 1782, J. Hector de Crevecoeur, a French settler in New York, pictured this new country as two things. One was a land of opportunity. Another was a place where all these unique settlers from all different lands would melt into a new race. The term “melting pot” was used as a metaphor after that. In a real melting pot, metals are put together in a pot. Then the metals are melted at a high temperature. They come together as a new compound that is stronger than the original metals alone. The “melting pot” in American history was meant to show how people would fuse into a great blend in this powerful democracy. Thus, many different ethnic groups joined together thus to create a united country and have given up their ties to their individual ethnic groups.
This white paper tries to acknowledge the notion of the long usage of the terms, Melting Pot, ethnicity, cultures, as well as assimilation that we are sure is in the forefront of everyone’s minds.
The following are ways in which social scientists have attempted to define the word assimilation. One can easily see where some of the scientists have overlapped in their judgments of explanation. Finally we try to bring forth how the original metaphor of The Melting Pot came to define a lot of American theory.
It seems as though through the very definitions of words (keeping in mind of course, political correctness) that the word ethnic is supportive of sharing cultural characteristics; moreover, this notion is having the ability of sharing distinctive cultural traits as a group in a society (Best for defining ethnic minorities).
Another definition strongly linked to the original or aforementioned is that ability whereby one is from a different culture and has the ability of knowing when to share with the dominate cultures within a given society; or, relating to a group or groups in society with distinctive cultural traits (Best when used with the notion of one’s own ethnic origins).
Still another portion of our definition is relating to a person or to a large group of people who share a national, racial, linguistic, or religious heritage, whether or not they reside in their countries of origin (Best when discussing ethnic origins given their plights and examination of their suffrage).
Still further into the realm of cultural characteristics is contained within the definition of being culturally traditional which is belonging to or associated with the traditional culture of a social group (Ethnic clothing).
The melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous, the different elements “melting together” into a harmonious whole with a common culture. It is particularly used to describe the assimilation of immigrants to the United States; the melting-together metaphor was in use by the 1780s.
After 1970 the desirability of assimilation and the melting pot model was challenged by proponents of multiculturalism, who assert that cultural differences within society are valuable and should be preserved, proposing the alternative metaphor of the mosaic, salad bowl, or “American Kaleidoscope”—different cultures mix, but remain distinct.
We feel that this particular attitude in post hippy dome USA, and very much to the disliking of liberals everywhere we believe that those things (luggage) one brings with them to this nation are not something that is bad or otherwise. Rather we choose the moniker of personal – that is what makes individuals unique – however, to take the culture’s from the people who immigrate to this country does inevitably cause damage or a feeling of unsteadiness insofar as within a nation’s boundaries order (hence power) for government affairs and the rule of law must exist.
And after President Barack Obama won Hispanic voters by a nearly 3-1 margin, a demographic drubbing that startled GOP tacticians everywhere, Bailey embarked on a public relations blitz that landed his message in national outlets like NPR, The Huffington Post, Politico, and RedState.com. Unfortunately for those…they were duped by this cunning lie, and once again their hopes and wishes were used for the ill-profit gain of the Presidency.
By the time the Senate took up the issue in the spring, comprehensive immigration reform finally seemed to have momentum. It is as if nothing is done unless Congress sanctifies the matter and then they go forth and put together the worst concoction in every sense of the matter.
As far as we are concerned this process is in and of itself ridiculous and certainly a case study in mismanagement. When matters such as the addition of realistically… 20 to 35 million more people added to the nation’s ranks, we feel that is when the greatest segue into American public policy and personal opinion come in and should be revered as the way it is.
Assimilated into American society
Therefore, Americanization is the process of an immigrant to the United States of America becoming a person who shares American values, beliefs, and customs and is assimilated into American society. This process typically involves learning English and adjusting to American culture, and customs, while keeping the old foods and religion in accordance with the personal life.
The entire motivation to becoming a part of something, the process of becoming part of or more like something greater or the integration of the group the process in which one group takes on the cultural and other traits of a larger group is the assimilation we feel that has badly gone array in our nation. The integration of new knowledge or information with what is already known is the learning process.
Where on this planet earth has the notion of assimilation gone? Taking the high road as liberals think they do, assuredly they would argue for multiculturalism; although, there has never been a time throughout humankind’s existence on earth has two or more cultures ever seemed to get along peacefully.
One matter that we do know about insofar as history bears much adieu considering the force of multiculturalism and the effects it has on people and nations.
A simple instance worth reporting is the public position with matters of accepting more and more individuals from places other than home. This cannot be as the Group of Eight has done. The idea behind shuffling the papers around and saying “ah…we’ve got at least 70 votes for immigration changes…”
When in reality 65 to 80 percent of the American public disagrees with your assessment. Specifically at 50 percent that is 70 unqualified votes up against 160 million people. And the precept only gets worse.
History has recorded at least thirty (30) different times where the entire DREAM Act has been defeated by America’s voters. So why therefore is this messy piece of legislation still trying to make it obviously through the Senate?
Groups with a mission to spread prejudice and hatred against Muslims are coordinated and well financed, according to a report released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR, a Washington-based civil rights group.
The report, titled “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States,” was released Thursday (Sept. 19), and it names 37 individuals and institutions that “were at the center of promoting Islamophobia in America” during 2011-2012.
The report, which found that incidents of hatred against Muslims had decreased slightly, includes a list of 32 other groups that promote Islamophobic themes as well as a “best list” of organizations that have sought to combat Islamophobia.
“American Muslims face discrimination every day,” said Nihad Awad, national executive director of CAIR. “Islamophobia is a threat to the safety of American Muslims.”
Think of Led Zeppelin in the early 1970s, I keep thinking in an endless loop “…ugh-ha-ha Ramble on…Ramble on…” Please be aware that we have downloaded their report, click here please; moreover, when a person of sensible mind reads the report, it really comes across as a real cry-baby mess.
Therefore we too, have our beliefs about just how and why organizations such as CAIR always scream and cry bloody murder when anyone says a thing about them albeit, positive, negative, or neutral.
We would like to mention a huge category that seems to have gone by the wayside with this group and several other groups as well. It is tragic that life seems to go in this way – if we let it…however, we can stop the blatant disregard for the rules simply by maintaining your own positions.
Categorically we refer to assimilation. The ideology of assimilation literally comes from the concept of Americanization. When in haste people in more difficult parts of the world, either by war, politics, purging, or other means of cleansing an entire region of people with differences have always wanted to immigrate to the United States. We do not believe it is necessary to itemize why that is; albeit, circumstances may have been different in their native countries.
President Obama’s “red line” on Syria is not quite as straightforward as it has been made out to be.
The president is facing a complicated decision on Syria. With the White House now expressing “very little doubt” that the regime of Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in an attack Wednesday outside Damascus, some U.S. lawmakers are calling for a military response – or at least an update on what options are being considered.
Today, the office of House Speaker John Boehner asserted that Syria had crossed the “red line” staked out by Obama last year – the use of chemical weapons on its own people.
“The Syrian regime has blatantly crossed President Obama’s red line, the White House has acknowledged, by using chemical weapons on its people,” wrote Boehner communications aide Brendan Buck, calling on Obama to consult with Congress and address the American people if he pursues a response.
“[I]f he chooses to act, the president must explain his decision publicly, clearly and resolutely,” Buck wrote.
The use of chemical weapons, itself, was not exactly Obama’s original “red line,” as he laid it out during a news conference at the White House on Aug. 20, 2012. For purposes of expediency and practicality, media outlets have simplified the “red line” as this: If Syria deployed chemical weapons against its own people; it would have crossed a threshold with the White House.
“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” the president said a year ago last week. “That would change my calculus. That would change my equation. That date would have effectively been Monday August 20, 2012. And as we have alluded to it was during the very same news conference at the White House with Barack Obama doing the talking.
It is easy when a raging public mainstream media gets a shot at something that a politician said, and then in haste they start stepping all over each other and a comment becomes more than it started out to be.
However, pursuant to earlier writings from this week and a vat full of them in the Archives Section on this site, politicians, given over to maintaining order and warmly caressing power, do at times allow their mouths to embellish real depictions of fact.
Politicians by nature are taught to be positively vague on just about everything they say. The situations are so subtle and vague, we’re sure that is why big huge media outlets employ the little known marvel, known as Fact Checkers.
This is precisely what Barack Obama did this morning from Sweden. During a reception news conference Obama states that he never said anything about that red line; in fact, he without so much as taking a breath stated “I didn’t say it, the world said it…”
According to an ABC News article written by Chris Good it was also unclear what the consequences of crossing that “red line” would be. Obama has cautioned that unilateral action, particularly without a U.N. mandate, may be unwise and could conflict with international law. In keeping with the strategy he used in seeking international cooperation for airstrikes against Libya in 2011, Obama warned in a CNN interview last week that international cooperation is key to military intervention.
Being positively vague is not a deficit. However fabricating elements of the truth is definitely a deficit. Examples just using Barack Obama illuminate how often his words are mixed up. How does an eight minute video tape turn into a spontaneous activity of murder and still nothing resolved by the White House. Of course I am referring to Benghazi, Libya and misleading remarks, people, and talking points; it was in reality an act of terrorism.
We have talked, discussed, even debated amongst ourselves even site to site and carried our points to selected forums around the Internet.
We have tried to build level platforms for all of our readers – internationally. We believe that is what is necessary to have informative discussions with learned people on topics such as unity and disunity and especially in the USA, equality, and inequality. Constructing a level platform puts everyone in the advantageous position in which to begin exploring the main emphasis of political science and that is of course power.
As one begins to look into how and why various programs and/or policies are not working the problem is most often found in the disunity of the people. People have their ways of illuminating disunity. Order is what leaders try to acquire or the way things are arranged. Good leadership is defined by how well people obey laws, handle instructions, and basically get along.
Therefore, because people are disunited and to oversee the necessity for ensuring order, governments look to how they can accumulate and acquire power. Nevertheless power seems necessary for ensuring and maintaining order.
A very interesting phenomenon is currently going on in the United States. We believe by observable facts that one of the leaders of this country is having his entire persona turned inside out. By stating observable facts we definitely mean – a person who disregards the rule of law, ignores the US Constitution, turns away from the willful working with others and their departments – has in fact put this individual to the bolas-checkup.
Of course I refer to the very President and his years of evading Congress, the entire notion of balance of powers, as he continually – for his and his party’s benefit – continue with reckless disregard for the ways that this nation was founded upon.
We are not saying that Barack Obama is any stupider or smarter than any one of the Founders. However there is a matter of unity and order that were set into place for hundreds of years before Obama. The USA stands as the longest entity in history to maintain its republican democracy status and in order to do that it has taken some of the world’s most excellent minds and trying them out.
This entire USA strategy (or experiment) is not anything that evolved in a vacuum. No one person could ever take the credit for what the Founder’s conceived of in the US Constitution. What we do know is that Nicomachean Ethics from Socrates, to Plato, and still more from Aristotle extended reflection on virtue, happiness, and friendship which certainly helped America’s Founders in sorting out the moral and political thought used when forging the nation. Nicomachean Ethics addresses the question, “What is the best life for man?”
And who stands in the way of Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great defender of the Roman republic and who, through his masterful writing was able to capture people’s minds as the first to speak of natural law as a moral or political laws. So much a hearer and doer, John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government placed in line with Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, James Madison, W.E.B. Du Bois and so many more.
Interestingly in Political Thinking…The Perennial Questions (Glenn Tinder, 1986, Boston, Mass. Little, Brown and Company) Professor Tinder states that there are difficult questions about power that arise from its moral dubiousness. Perhaps power in essence is evil. Certainly the use of power normally involves much evil: it tends to make those who possess it arrogant and foolhardy.
Currently we endure such a person in Barack Obama who refuses to work with Congress regarding the immigration reform issue, Libya and the support of rebel factions, Benghazi, Libya, and has simply used Executive Orders to skirt the law and legislation it takes to build efficient platforms to discuss order. Now with his mouth he has placed all of us in Harm’s Way because he is a fool.
In other words, President Obama has put the nation in disarray simply by issuing a weak and pathetic warning. Now that he finds that it isn’t Americans, but in fact the British, French, and just about the entire world don’t want to go meddling in another nation’s business. Barack Obama could care less about any American who has lived, or is living now, most of all for those yet to be alive at all simply by his foolishness and arrogance.