Archive for April 16th, 2012

Obama Has Dictatorial Tendencies

April 16, 2012

From Newsmax.com by Lez Navrozov, April 13, 2012

I left “Soviet Russia” with my family at the first opportunity, for we felt that the creeping “half-dictatorship” under which we lived was a precursor of the full-blown, cruel dictatorship it used to be during Stalin’s times.

We lived through those horrific forebodings, and felt unbelievably lucky to have escaped from that hell into the paradise that was the United States.

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A protester carries a sign that reads, “The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants” outside the Supreme Court.
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But after living in this country for 40 years, we cannot escape the feeling that even in this unique democracy, President Obama’s dictatorial tendencies reveal themselves in a slow, step-by-step process of chipping away at people’s inalienable rights granted to them by the U.S. Constitution.

For example, Obama is out to abolish the right of American citizens to own guns. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

In Russia, before Vladimir Putin came to power a month ago, mass pro-democracy forces came out to protest against the government’s fraud favoring Putin’s party victory.

The prevailing criticism of the Russian people in the West was that the Russian protesters were weak, indecisive, disunited, and could not fight for their freedom. Others were saying that they now have enough freedom — they can travel all over the world, open up businesses, and trade with foreign countries.

More than that — they enjoy freedom of speech, can criticize the government, and can form political parties.

There was only one thing not mentioned. The Russian people are unarmed.

They have no right to bear arms — to defend themselves and fight for their democratic rights. How can they fight against Putin’s heavily armed militia and the army? With kitchen knives?

Even that would be considered a crime! Not a single Western country came to support their fight as they did in other countries.

I am saying this in connection with Obama’s latest unconstitutional move to take away the right of American citizens to own guns. That probably will be the first thing on his agenda — to institute gun control — if he gets re-elected. To disarm the country.

If he succeeds, will his dictatorial appetite be satisfied?

I doubt it. Obama once said he wouldn’t mind being a one-term president. Now, in a recent television interview, he said he desperately needs to be elected to a second term.

During his trip to South Korea, Obama found foreign support from Dmitri Medvedev, his new Russian “friend,” who promised to help Obama get re-elected in exchange for the American technology Russia needs.

Unable to suppress his ambitions, President Obama issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his healthcare law, expressing confidence that “Obamacare” would not be overturned by the nation’s highest court.

On Monday, April 2 at a White House press conference, Obama said: “I am confident this [law] will be upheld because it should be upheld,” (a familiar threat found in the erstwhile Soviet press). Obama went on to say that overturning the law that he had signed would be an “unprecedented and extraordinary step,” comparing the court’s possible rejection of his law to “judicial activism.”

President Obama reminded everyone that the Supreme Court justices were “unelected,” while the law was passed by a democratically elected Congress.

It remains to be seen how the Supreme Court will rule on the matter, but the ruling is bound to have a significant impact on Obama’s chances for re-election — and ultimately his dictatorial tendencies.

Lev Navrozov is a journalist, author, and columnist who is a winner of the Albert Einstein Prize for outstanding intellectual achiev

U.S. Secret Service Pays More Than $20,000 in Rent to Vice President Biden

April 16, 2012

From Newsmax.com, April 14, 2012

Part of Vice President Joe Biden’s income last year came from the Secret Service, according to White House Dossier.

The agency paid Biden $20,900 to host agents on his property — for his protection, reports Keith Koffler, who runs the White House Dossier website. The rent, which has been paid in past years, was for a “cottage” on Biden’s property.

Not only did Biden bring in some extra income from the federal government, he also got a break on his taxes. His deductions for mortgage interest and taxes on that property means he only must report $12,653 of the $20,900 on his federal tax return, White House Dossier reports.

Florida Serial Killer Executed for Girl’s 1983 Death

April 16, 2012

From The Associated Press by Brendan Farrington, April 12, 2012

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida inmate was put to death Thursday, nearly three decades after the murder of 17-year-old Lynn Elliott, whose failed escape attempt ended a string of rapes and slayings that shook the quiet coastal town of Vero Beach.

David Alan Gore, 58, was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. Thursday after receiving an injection at the Florida State Prison, officials said.

  • FILE - In this undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Corrections shows death row inmate David Alan Gore. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the execution of Gore, a central Florida serial killer who raped and dismembered five women and a teenager. He is scheduled to be executed April 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections, File)

“I want to say to the Elliott family, I am sorry for the death of your daughter. I am not the man I was back then, 28 years ago. I am a Christian. Christ lives within me. I hope you all can find peace today,” Gore said.

Making no eye contact with the family, he added that he hoped the family could “find it in their hearts to forgive me” and concluded: “I don’t fear death.”

Family members of the victim watched as the drugs began flowing but made no immediate statement as they left after the execution was carried out.

In all, Gore killed four teenage girls and two women, authorities say. Elliott’s murder was the only one for which he was sentenced to death.

Elliott’s parents had said as Thursday’s execution time approached that this was the day they have been waiting for — a date many thought should have come years ago, considering there was no doubt he committed the crimes and he had shown no remorse for the killings.

“For us it’s been a nightmare, because I just turned 81. I was beginning to think that I might die before he went,” said Carl Elliott, the girl’s father, recently.

Jeanne Elliott almost did die. About two years ago she was in a coma, and doctors told her son to begin making funeral arrangements. She suddenly began recovering, and she said she believes it was because of her wish to see the 58-year-old Gore die first.

Gore met with a spiritual adviser earlier Thursday and was visited by his mother and an ex-wife. He was calm and cooperative, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Ann Howard.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal less than two hours before the scheduled execution.

On July 26, 1983, Gore and his cousin Fred Waterfield picked up Lynn Elliott and her 14-year-old friend hitchhiking to Wabasso Beach north of Vero Beach. They took them at gunpoint to Gore’s parents’ house. Waterfield left and Gore raped the girls, who were bound in separate rooms.

Elliott freed her legs and ran naked from the house, hands still tied behind her back. Gore, also naked, chased her, dragged her back toward the house as she kicked and screamed and then shot her twice in the head. Police were called after a boy witnessed the murder. Gore was caught and the other girl rescued.

After his arrest, Gore admitted to killing three other girls and two women and led authorities to the bodies of four of the victims. He was sentenced to life in prison for the other murders.

Gore managed to stretch out his appeals and remain on death row 28 years after he was condemned. Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant after the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers asked him about the case.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for years. I would’ve saved the state a lot of money if they let me. I’d do it myself and have no qualms about it,” said Mike Daley, whose wife, Judy Kay Daley was killed by Gore in July 1981.

Daley was Gore’s third victim. He disabled her car while she was alone on a secluded beach, then waited for her to try to start it. When she couldn’t, he offered her a ride, raped her, killed her, then chopped up her body.

Five months earlier, Gore kidnapped, raped and murdered Ying Hua Ling, 17, and her mother, Hsiang Huang Ling, 48. Their bodies were stuffed in steel drums and buried in an orange grove where he worked.

Gore was arrested in July 1981 after being found in the back seat of a woman’s car. He was shirtless and had a cocktail in one hand and a gun in the other. He also had handcuffs, rope and a police scanner. Gore was sentenced to five years in prison, though he was paroled and served only about a year-and-a-half. He soon began killing again.

In May 1983, Gore and Waterfield picked up two 14-year-old hitchhikers, Barbara Ann Byer and Angelica LaVallee. The girls were raped, killed and dismembered. While Gore says Waterfield was his partner throughout the killing spree, this was the only case that earned Waterfield a murder conviction. He is serving back-to-back life sentences.


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