Congresswoman Maxine Waters, (D-CALIF) Uses Power to Help Her Husband’s Bank

Posted on August 2, 2010. Filed under: 2010 election, Big Brother, Capitalism, Democrats, Socialism, U.S. Government | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The following is a re-post of Marbie’s March 13, 2009 Blog post.  More than one year ago, the Wall Street Journal reported on this.  Finally, Congress is taking action.

The Wall Street Journal online has a “big” story today that you MUST NOT miss. I haven’t heard it anywhere on television and I’m wondering why. If this was about a Republican, it would be headline news every fifteen minutes, with opinions and interviews from every so-called expert in the world.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123682571772404053.html

” Ms. Waters, a longtime congresswoman from California, had close ties to the minority-owned institution, OneUnited Bank.

Ms. Waters and her husband have both held financial stakes in the bank. Until recently, her husband was a director. At the same time, Ms. Waters has publicly boosted OneUnited’s executives and criticized its government regulators during congressional hearings. Last fall, she helped secure the bank a meeting with Treasury officials…. The financial-services committee on which Ms. Waters sits oversees banking issues, and the lawmaker is a potential future chairman…OneUnited’s executives have donated $12,500 to Ms. Waters’s election campaigns.”

I’m angry with the California voters that continually re-elect that bunch of Democrat crooks out there who are at the heart of this country’s financial problems. They’ve bankrupted California and are well on the way to bankrupting the entire nation. I’m talking about Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman and Diane Feinstein.

Today’s big story is about Rep. Maxine Waters, the big mouth who threatened to nationalize/socialize the big oil companies. (Hugo Chavez style) She wants the federal government to take over private and publically-traded oil companies (which belong to every person who owns shares of their stock in their retirement funds)

Maxine serves on the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees banks and lending institutions. You need to read the article at the link above for all the details. It’s too much to recount here. In a nutshell, Rep. Waters and her husband, Sidney Williams, have owned shares in certain banks, and served on their boards, that received $12 million in TARP funds under her watch, which she claims she didn’t know about. (Pfffft.! Sure!) She’s also influenced important decisions made by the banks in direct conflict with her duties on the HFS Committee. She should never have taken a position on this committee and should be removed from it immediately.

Her colleague, Barney Frank, hugely responsible for today’s financial woes, wrote a provision into the bank bailout bill to expressly benefit a black-owned bank. But of course, everyone knows it’s the Republicans who are racists.

FINALLY:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9HBH6I80&show_article=1

If you’re tired of crooked politicians, stop voting for them. Write to Maxine and demand that she step down from the House Financial Services Committee now.

DC Address: The Honorable Maxine Waters
United States House of Representatives
2344 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0535
DC Phone: 202-225-2201
DC Fax: 202-225-7854
Electronic Correspondence: http://www.house.gov/waters/IMA/issue.htm
WWW Homepage: http://www.house.gov/waters/

District Offices:

  10124 South Broadway, Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Voice: 323-757-8900
FAX: 323-757-9506
 
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Los Angeles, CA 90045
Voice: 310-642-4610
FAX: 310-642-9160
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Sen. Kyle vs. Pres. Obama – Who is Telling the Truth?

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: 2010 election, ALERT!, Clinton, Constitution, Democrats, Dictator, Hillary, Illegal Aliens, immigration, Liberty, McCain, Obama, politics, sovereignty, terrorism, U.S. Government | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sen. Jon Kyle of Arizona told a group of his constituents that he met privately with Obama about the border and Obama told him that he couldn’t secure the borders.  If he did, Republicans would have no reason to pass his immigration reform bill (read that “amnesty and welfare and social security for illegal aliens).  That is positively cold-hearted and barbaric.  People are dying.

Obama promised the Gov. of Arizona  that he would send troops and financial aid to the border of Arizona and Mexico within two weeks.  The deadline has come and gone with no word whatsoever from Obama or his staff.  Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer learned that, instead of sending aid, Obama is planning to sue Arizona for its efforts to protect its citizens and defend its border against Mexican invasion.  They learned of it from a foreign news cast that was broadcast back on June 8.  In this cast, Hillary Clinton states that Obama is suing Arizona.  One would expect a president to contact the Governor before June 8 and tell her of his intentions.  Not this president.  He practices Chicago thuggery in the White House.  Not a shred of common decency or consideration.  No sign of professionalism.

Common decency would compel him to secure the borders JUST TO STOP THE KILLING AND KIDNAPPING, AND THE SMUGGLING OF DRUGS AND PEOPLE – all devastating to American citizens.  Instead, he is refusing to secure the borders, hoping he can use the crime and devastation to force his opponents to succumb to the pressure and pass his “amnesty and welfare for illegals” bill.  This is unforgivable and worthy of impeachment.  The president swore to uphold the Constitution and protect American citizens and the border.  HE IS NOT.

Obama has promised an inadequate number of border agents, ICE officials and money, but has not yet even sent that.  His spokespeople do not state the numbers of agents, they use better sounding terms like “doubling the number”.  If the number was nine, then doubling would be eighteen, woefully insufficient to make a difference. He promised Gov. Brewer that he would send 1200 agents to the border.  Sound good?  These will be desk-bound agents.  Still sound good?  Not so much.

The sooner Chicago leaves the White House, the sooner this country can begin work to regain safety, sovereignty and individual liberties, stolen by despicable power plays of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and all who voted with them.  November can’t come soon enough.

Of course, the White House denies this.  There were only two people in the room:  Obama and Kyle.  Who is telling the truth?  A simple Google search of Obama’s campaign promises and today’s reality will result in dozens of lies told by Obama to the American people.  If he lied dozens of times, what’s one more? I believe Sen. Kyle.  The proof is in the pudding.  No aid is going to Arizona and the Feds are suing that state.

Arizona Sen. John McCain got a bill passed through the Senate Armed Services Committee for 6,000 troops to be sent to defend the border.  However, it has to pass in the full Senate,  the House of Representatives and be signed into law by the president.

“It turns out that the approval for 6,000 troops that McCain got through the Senate Armed Services Committee is attached to a larger Senate bill.

According to news reports, McCain’s proposal might be challenged by the administration as an infringement on the authority of the commander-in-chief.”

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/06/20/20100620border-troops-montini.html#ixzz0rVhzBh74

 
The Commander-in-Chief had better secure our borders before another 9/11 happens and forever seals Obama’s legacy.  (and it wouldn’t do the citizens any good, either!)
 
Get engaged.  Be pro-active.  Do whatever you can to educate the people in your sphere of influence.  America is on the brink.
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CRIME, INC./SLIME, INC.

Posted on May 21, 2010. Filed under: 2010 election, ACORN, Al Gore, American Revolution, Big Brother, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Census, Christianity, Clinton, Communism, Constitution, Democrats, Dictator, Energy, Freedom, Freedom of Speech, global governance, Global Warming/Cimate Change, Hillary, Liberty, Marxism, News Media, Obama, Obama's Associates & Appointees, politics, SEIU, Socialism, sovereignty, Taxes, U.S. Government, Uncategorized, United Nations | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s time to update this old post about the corruption, greed and hunger for power and control among Progressives now ruling, yes ruling – not governing – the country. The Valerie Jarrett/Barack Obama Crime, Inc/Slime, Inc. operation couldn’t get cap and trade passed through Congress, so as promised, President Obama took up his mighty pen, trashed the Constitution, and by executive fiat, ordered EPA “regulations” (which amounts to laws) that effectively accomplish the first step of implementing cap and trade – the “cap”. In time, when the heavy burden of caps are taking a devastating toll on businesses, they will scream for and demand the “trade” side of “cap and trade” to give themselves an “out”. Otherwise, they will be regulated out of business. Obama and Jarrett are probably counting on this.

Valerie Jarrett: “ready to take power.” “ready to rule on day one”

Yes, she said take power and rule. Not govern. Rule. She means it and Obama has been doing just that.

Now for Obama’s plans for Cap and Trade and it’s effect on the coal industry. Then an eye-opening look at the corruption to gain control, power and money – LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY.

Marbie’s Blog has been exposing the players behind the global warming/cap and trade scheme for a long time, when very few were aware of it.  Finally, someone with a television and radio show and a large enough audience, has learned about it.  Thank you, Glenn Beck for exposing these crooks and educating the public on what’s about to happen to them, America and the world.  PLEASE WATCH EVERY EPISODE.  YOU’RE THE SHEEP BEING FLEECED!  Don’t follow blindly.

There’s a whole lot more.  This is the tip of the iceberg.  Don’t tire of learning about this, because you need to know who they are and what they are planning.  They’re depending on your pocketbook/bank account to get it done.  They will have all the money and you will have very little.

Who was on the Board of Directors during the formation of the Climate Change Exchange plans? Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett, his top White House advisor and mentor. IF the Chicago Climate Change Exchange made a fortune, might any of that money find its way to the people who made it possible?

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/03/white-house-marriage-ties-to-presidential-debate-commission-continue-with-valerie-jarrett/

In 2000, Richard Sandor founded the Chicago Climate Exchange with a $1.1 million grant from the Joyce Foundation, while Obama was on their board.  Al Gore founded Generation Investment Management LLP and bought a stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange planning to cash in on the projected ten trillion dollar business.  Even after the exchange closed because Congress didn’t pass the climate change laws and the U.S. didn’t sign the Kyoto Treaty, Gore reportedly still made millions, as did Richard Sandor.  Sandor is well known for inventing new markets, particularly derivatives.  His motive is likely NOT saving the planet but making a fortune. One of his successes was the trading of caps on sulfur dioxide, known then as acid rain. He will keep doing this type of trading and creating new markets as long as governments will legislate the caps. He and this slimey crime gang will continuously invent new dangers to legislate and CAP AND TRADE.

http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2010/11/gore-pocketed-18-million-from-now.html

AL GORE          Richard Sandor

Valerie Jarrett has been up to her eyeballs in Chicago politics, which has never been a sterling example of honest, decent governing.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-jarrett/

This goes deeper than any unsuspecting citizen can imagine.  Do your own research.  Beck’s critics offer no proof that he’s wrong.  They resort to name-calling, but they never disprove anything he says.  It’s quite easy to find these facts on your own.  Marbie’s Blog easily found a lot of this in 2008, before Beck was on Fox News and before he started this series.

Please watch the show.  It’s your country, your freedom, your paycheck, that they’re stealing from you and your children.  This is no joke.  It’s real.  It’s global.  The guilty are screaming like stuck pigs because they’re being exposed and feel that their scheme may be hampered by people armed with the truth and sunlight on their workings.  Americans, don’t sit back and wait for your government to handle this.  Your government is run by these people.  You have to rise up and take back your government.  Be a founding father/mother of restoring America to its heritage.

INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM

“Don’t tread on me.”

GET WELL INFORMED!  DO IT NOW!

These people will NOT give up on the dream of climate change legislation.   There’s just too much money to be made.

Further suggested reading:  https://marbiesblog.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/obama-wants-to-close-the-enron-loophole-june-25-2008/

 

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Fourth Amendment Rights/Cash for Clunkers

Posted on August 5, 2009. Filed under: American Revolution, Freedom, Liberty, terrorism, U.S. Government | Tags: , , |

keyhole

A reader commented on the previous post about the Cash for Clunkers a Gov’t Worm Hole.  The point was worth researching and discussing, so here it is.

The comment stated that Beck was off base with his conclusions about the agreement that must be provided before a “Cash for Clunkers” participant could continue with the transaction online at the cars.gov web site. 

Comment:

“These disclaimers on gov’t computers are necessary due to the Wiretapping Act. It is illegal to monitor the activities of a user without their consent. To do the necessary monitoring (if your site is defaced you want to try to figure out who did it, y’know?) you must allow everyone an opportunity to leave without entering. That’s all. We’ve had a similar disclaimer here for 15 years.”

Everyone can agree that any computer must be protected from hostile activity and employ a program to identify the perpetrator.  Disclaimers must make consumers aware and give them the opportunity to leave the web site without giving up their Fourth Amendment Rights.  No problem here.

The cars.gov web site goes far beyond what is necessary in the following paragraph, which consumers are obliged to agree to if they participate in the Cash for Clunkers program:

“This application provides access to the DoT CARS system.  When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government.   Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. “

This agreement usurps your Fourth Amendment Right and waives your rights under the Wiretap Act, Privacy Act, etc.

See 

http://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Privacy:_Statutory_Protections

(portions)

Privacy: Statutory Protections

From Internet Law Treatise

With the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act and other laws focused on national security, Congress has been active in changing the legal landscape for access to real-time and stored communications. Despite these amendments, detailed below, the legal regime for obtaining wiretaps and stored communications remains ambiguous.

 

Privacy: Searching and Seizing Computers

From Internet Law Treatise

 Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

Accessing information stored in a computer ordinarily will implicate the owner’s reasonable expectation of privacy in the information. See United States v. Barth, 26 F. Supp. 2d 929, 936-37 (W.D. Tex. 1998) (finding reasonable expectation of privacy in files stored on hard drive of personal computer); United States v. Reyes, 922 F. Supp. 818, 832-33 (S.D.N.Y. 1996) (finding reasonable expectation of privacy in data stored in a pager); United States v. Lynch, 908 F. Supp. 284, 287 (D.V.I. 1995) (same); United States v. Chan, 830 F. Supp. 531, 535 (N.D. Cal. 1993) (same); United States v. Blas, 1990 WL 265179, at *21 (E.D. Wis. Dec. 4, 1990) (“[A]n individual has the same expectation of privacy in a pager, computer, or other electronic data storage and retrieval device as in a closed container.”). See also United States v. Long, 64 M.J. 57 (CAAF 2006) (finding REOP in emails defendant sent from her office computer and in emails stored on government server); Quon v. Arch Wireless, 445 F.Supp.2d 1116 (C.D. Cal. 2006) (gov’t employee had REOP in text messages sent through his city-owned pagers).

The Tenth Circuit has cautioned that “[b]ecause computers can hold so much information touching on many different areas of a person’s life, there is greater potential for the ‘intermingling’ of documents and a consequent invasion of privacy when police execute a search for evidence on a computer.” United States v. Walser, 275 F.3d 981, 986 (10th Cir. 2001). But see United States v. Gorshkov, 2001 WL 1024026, at *2 (W.D. Wash. May 23, 2001) (holding that defendant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in use of a private computer network when undercover federal agents looked over his shoulder, when he did not own the computer he used, and when he knew that the system administrator could monitor his activities).

In the offline world, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized legitimate privacy interest in confidential letters. United States v. Jacobsen, 466 U.S. 109, 114, 104 S.Ct. 1652, 1657 (1984) (“Letters and other sealed packages are in the general class of effects in which the public at large has a legitimate expectation of privacy.”). See also Ortega v. O’Connor, 146 F.3d 1149, 1163 (9th Cir. 1998) (under circumstances, employee had legitimate expectation of privacy from employer). 

Federal Constitution

The contents of telephone communications are fully protected by the Fourth Amendment. Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347, 353-354 (1967). The Government must satisfy stringent procedural requirements, discussed below, before it can acquire the contents of communications. Berger v. New York, 388 U.S. 41, 63-64 (1967) (“[I]t is not asking too much that officers be required to comply with the basic command of the Fourth Amendment before the innermost secrets of one’s home or office are invaded. Few threats to liberty exist which are greater than that posed by the use of eavesdropping devices.”).

The Privacy Act

The Privacy Act regulates the “‘collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information’” about individuals by federal agencies. Doe v. Chao, 540 U.S. 614, 618 (2004) (quoting Privacy Act of 1974 § 2(a)(5), 88 Stat. 1896). It “authorizes civil suits by individuals . . . whose Privacy Act rights are infringed,” Sussman v. U.S. Marshals Serv., 494 F.3d 1106, 1123 (D.C. Cir. 2007), and provides for criminal penalties against federal officials who willfully disclose a record in violation of the Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(i)(1).

State Statutes

Title III does not preempt state statutes that are more protective of privacy. “Congress intended that the states be allowed to enact more restrictive laws designed to protect the right of privacy.” People v. Conklin. 12 Cal.3d 259, 271 (1974); see also Roberts v. Americable Intern. Inc., 883 F.Supp. 499, 503, fn. 6 (E.D.Cal. 1995); United States v. Curreri, 388 F.Supp. 607, 613 (D.Md. 1974); Bishop v. State, 526 S.E.2d 917, 920 (Ga.Ct.App. 1999) ; People v. Pascarella, 415 N.E.2d 1285, 1287 (Ill.App.Ct. 1981).

 The Wiretap Act, the U.S. Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, were all dealing with wiretapping and eavesdropping needed to combat terrorism and to facilitate criminal investigations.  They required reasonable suspicion and warrants from judges. 

Trading a clunker in for a new car hardly designates citizens as criminals or terrorists and does not generate reasonable suspicion of crime or terrorism.  Our Fourth Amendment Rights should not be compromised or stolen.

I don’t believe Beck was off-base in his assumptions.  Citizens should refuse to accept this disclaimer and realize that buying a car on the taxpayers’ dime isn’t worth forfeiting Fourth Amendment Rights.  Our founding fathers fought to gain our freedoms and we should never throw them away, especially for a car that will only last a few years.  Freedoms last forever, unless you throw them out with the clunkers.

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the Bill of Rights

Search and Seizure

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated; and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/html/amdt4.html

 

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