Sunday, September 25, 2016

FEDS Growing Back-Door Suspension of Gun Rights For Almost All Americans

Arkansas Armory in Sherwood Arkansas reported yesterday that the "national instant check system" was down without notice and without an ETA for repair. That meant that only Concealed Carry Permit holders were able to purchase a gun yesterday. I don't just mean at Arkansas Armory in Sherwood, I mean at every retail establishment in the United States: You couldn't purchase a gun until the system came back online, unless you already had a state CCW license.

It stayed offline all day Saturday until most gun stores were closed ( ten minutes till eight PM). Hopefully, nobody in Charlotte or elsewhere gets caught in a riot unprotected because the FEDs made it impossible for them to exercise their natural rights as recognized by the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution.

Americans are forbidden by federal "law" to purchase a firearm without a NICS check or a Concealed Carry Permit. When the system goes down, NICS checks can't be done. And according to the report from the Armory, NICS is going down a lot more often these days. So you either get a license from the state to carry a gun, or you don't get a gun during these outages. If ever there was a situation where the government wanted to suspend almost all American's ability to lawfully obtain firearms, they would not even have to pass another law, or executive order, or anything. They could simply switch off the NICS system for a few weeks until they were done rounding up "trouble makers".

Got guns? If not, maybe you should go buy one, if you can find a time when the Feds will let you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Arkansas Government Set to Score on Obamacare Fraud

To test the fraud-checking capacity of Obamacare, 15 fictitious persons were signed up for Obamacare. The  fraud-checkers gave data for these "persons" that they knew would disqualify them from the coverage. Despite that, all fifteen were initially granted coverage. Three were later dis-enrolled when the bad data given prevented the system from paying their claims, and a dozen were kept on. Interestingly, the "fraud protection" features of Obamacare do not seem to include checking to see if a person who tries to enroll in Obamacare is already enrolled in Obamacare.

This gave me an idea on how Arkansas can defraud federal taxpayers for an even larger amount of dollars than the "Arkansas Works" scam is already bringing in. You may recall that under the Arkansas program our insurance providers get a certain amount in "premium" dollars from the Feds for every person enrolled. We even get money for those who may be dead or live in another state or who for any number of reasons will never make a claim.

So that is "free" money right there. Pure profit where the insurance companies are collecting premiums, but for which there are never any claims. Since Arkansas was forced to cull some of this fraud out, insurers in the state have had to ask for higher rates. Without the fraud-dollars to prop up the program, they are gonna need more money from the real people who are using it!

Anyway, since Obamacare has no safeguards in place for the same person enrolling in more than one state, I figure our "respectable" leaders who gave us this sterling program and implemented it, whether we wanted it or not, will be seeing dollar signs again. They can supplement this proscam by encouraging every American to enroll in "Arkansas Works", no matter where they live or even if they are already enrolled in Obamacare in some other state. I am actually quite certain that situation is occurring right now and that we can find people on our rolls who are also on the rolls of other states. So why stop half-way?

While some of our state leaders feign shock and concern that the number of people on this program has swelled to over 300,000 (10% of the population), the truth right now is that the more people that  are enrolled the more dollars the federal government extracts from the next generation of taxpayers and sends to the special interests in Arkansas. They are not really concerned that we are scamming the next generation, they are concerned that the present one is going to figure it out once these numbers get absurdly huge. I mean, without safeguards in place, what is to prevent every single American from enrolling in "Arkansas Works" today? Even if they are already on Obamacare somewhere else, they can sign up here too. The bills can go to the Obamacare program in the states where they live, while the premiums will continue to roll in to Arkansas health care providers. As long as you have no morals or sense of propriety its a fantastic pro-scam.

Now, when the total number of persons enrolled in "Arkansas Works" finally exceeds the total number of Arkansas workers, nay even the population of the state itself, folks might start to get a little suspicious. When there are four million people on "Arkansas Works" and only three million in Arkansas it might get a little, well, awkward. Fortunately we have the right ruling class to deal with the fallout. They have been shameless and deceptive about the state's participation in Obamacare from the start, and so there is no reason to believe that they won't be able to continue to brazenly ignore the truth about it going forward. So, on to three million!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Three Views of Wealth Creation

And the classical view has not even been a part of the conversation. Mark on the Paul Harrell Program. Go to minute 24 on this link.....

Monday, September 05, 2016

Atheists Give Hillary an "A" but Trump an "F" on Issues

Following is my letter to the editor printed in the Jonesboro Sun, Wednesday September 5, 2016.
Letter to the Editor:
My letter to editor in the Sun on Bernie Sanders and socialism reminded me of two other articles I've read since writing it.

In one of the articles the author talks about how socialism is beneficial, at least to those elitists who cry out for equality but go on to live lavishly while enslaving millions. For example, Bernie Sanders who prided himself as being one of the poorer members of the U.S. Senate, just bought his third house, which cost $600,000, and signed a book deal believed to be worth millions (Clinton received $10 million for hers).

All those young people who followed Bernie for his socialist ideology were left disillusioned when Bernie so willingly endorsed Hillary after months of condemning everything for which she stood. So much for the socialistic idealism Bernie shared with them on the campaign trail.

But isn't that the way all the socialist leaders live out their ideology? Castro rises up in Cuba and talks about all the poor people and equality and the next thing you know he is living in a palace for 50 years, and Lenin leads this revolution for the poor people with slogans like "Peace, land and bread" and lived in a palace the rest of his life, and private property disappeared. Instead of peace, his revolution brought a bloody four-year war at a cost of 15 million lives and billions of rubles and horrible starvation.

And Hillary goes around the country speaking out against "white privilege" when Hillary and Bill gave Chelsea a $3 million wedding and helped Chelsea and her husband buy a $9 million apartment.

The other article that I refer to is, "Atheists give Hillary Clinton an 'A' on the issues; Donald Trump receives an 'F.'" You haven't seen that poll in the news, have you? Millennials probably don't even know that socialists are often atheists. Socialists hide that fact as much as they can. The executive director of the Secular Coalition pointed to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails in which Hillary and the DNC were plotting to "exploit the perceived atheism" of Hillary's rival, Bernie Sanders. Bernie spent his honeymoon in Russia in 1988, an atheist, communist country.

A Pew Research Center poll in July found nonreligious voters prefer Clinton to Trump by a 67 to 23 percent margin.

Either Hillary or Trump (both multi-millionaires) will be our next president. So consider carefully who supports your religious views.

Debbie Pelley Jonesboro
Socialism Always Wins Through Deception

Below is a letter to the editor I sent to the Jonesboro Sun and it was printed today, Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  The editor gave it the title, Socialism tutorial

Letter to Editor:

This elderly former candidate for President, Bernie Sanders, appears to be such a kind hearted, honest man that millenniums fell in love with him. They trusted his integrity and pure intentions, and socialism is such a nice sounding name.

But have these Bernie supporters turned a deaf ear to the cries and anguish of those who constantly flee from socialist/communist countries?  Bill Whittle  put it this way:  "It has never happened in the US that a dentist went down the streets of Ft. Lauderdale with his family and put his aged grandmother in a lounge chair, his young wife and baby girl and ten-year-old son on a raft, not ever once, has anyone pushed off the beach in South Florida to sail down to get to the free healthcare in Cuba.  That's never once happened."

"Hundreds of thousands of people have made the choice to come from Cuba to get some freedom, and tens of thousands or more left those shores and never got here. So you have to ask yourself a question...What would make you take that kind of risk where you watch your grandmother slip out of that chair and disappear beneath the waves or your little two-year-old daughter torn apart by sharks in front of your eyes?

"They will say," Whittle continued, "Oh, no, no that is communism; that's not the same thing. You know what; I didn't name them.  I didn't name The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic.  They named it. And I didn't name the National Socialist German Workers Party.  I didn't name them either, the Nazis.  They named themselves socialists. 

"You know what if we stood over the straits of Florida and 60 percent of the rafts were coming this way [toward the US] and 40% were going that way [to Cuba] we would say we have a better system than they do do.  But it is not 60 to 40; and it is not 90 to 10; and it is not 95 to 5; and it is not 99 to 1.  100% of the people who risk their lives to go from one system to another come this way [toward the US]. None of them go that way [toward Cuba] because their lives depend on it.  That's data! Not my opinion but facts."

Historians estimate that socialist/communist governments killed from 94 million to 140 million people in the 20th century, and "all of the world’s worst famines during the 20th century were in communist countries."
Bernie and two-thirds of his socialist supporters switched to Hillary.  Doesn't that tell you something about Hillary?

Debbie Pelley
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Link to Tea Party 2015 presentation by Bill Whittle's video referenced above.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Beyond the Ballinger-King Dispute

Yes who is right and wrong is important, but the lessons behind the dispute are even more important. Go to minute 29 of this audio from the Paul Harrell Program.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Arktimes Wrong On Issue, Right About Griffin and Dem-Gaz

The Arktimes made mention today of something that I have noticed for a while now. The Democrat-Gazette, the state's most establishment newspaper, gives Lt. Governor Tim Griffin more coverage, favorable coverage, than his position or opinions would seem to merit. In this case, they chose him to give a quote that could have come from any number of people on the subject of the school desegregation case down in Union County.

Let me be clear here, the Arktimes is wrong (as they so often are) to grouse about the quote. I agree with the quote. Most sane Arkansans (a group which may not include Mr. Brantley) would agree with the quote. The right question though, is why did the Dem-Gaz turn to Tim Griffin for that quote? What made them think "here is a story on school desegregation in El Dorado, let's get the Lt. Governor to address the issue"?

I have noticed the same trend coming from Americans For Prosperity. In the recent battle in the legislature over Medicaid Expansion some legislators were being savaged for bucking the Governor's pro-obamacare plan. Griffin made some vague quote about how Obamacare was a bad idea and some of them floated a meme of it like the quote came from Bhudda. They thanked him for a "courageous stand" that he never made. Nowhere in the quote did it even say that he opposed "Arkansas Works", which was the point at issue at the time.

My conclusion is that there are forces in this state, and maybe beyond since Griffin is an acolyte of Karl Rove, that are determined to pump up Tim Griffin's public image. You can bet there is a reason for it.