Monday, September 21, 2009

Cash for Kids: A Global Crisis Awaits Us

You have heard of Cash for in a strange Orwellian twist, Japan has just joined Russia in what I like to call, the Cash for Kids program.

Yes, it is true, if Japanese married couples have a child, they will receive a monthly stipend equivalent to about 300 US dollars until the child completes Jr. High. The Russian government pays equivalent to 9 thousand US dollars a year to couples who have more than one child. So far, the Cash for Kids program is not working.

Low birth rates around the world, especially in Europe and Japan are already having a negative effect on their status in the world, their economy; social life and their future. While the US is at replacement birth rate 2.13 (the number represents the number of children a woman has during her lifetime and includes immigrant births), Japan and Russia and all of Western Europe are well below the replacement birth rate. The US is only a few decades behind.

The loss of workers in all sectors of the economy means loss of revenue, higher costs of health care and social services and less significant military power - in short a collapse of world economies like never before. If you think the economy is bad now...we ain't seen nothin' yet.

Other nations including India, China, Mexico, African nations and some middle eastern nations have higher than needed birth rates. However, they are decreasing rapidly and some like India and China find themselves in a situation where there is a huge imbalance between baby girls and baby boys. This is also very unsettling. By 2030, China is expected to have 20 million more men than women.

The reason for the demographic changes are two-fold: high rate of baby boomers (1950s and 60s) and fewer couples marrying and having babies (1970s through today); and people living longer lives. Other factors should be considered as well. Some others include high divorce rates, increases in abortions, social pressure from population control and environment issues.

In Russia, there are more abortions each year than live births.

By 2050 36% of the population in Europe will be over 65.

Since 1990, there are 6 million fewer children worldwide.

If trends continue, by 2030, the UN estimates that there will be 250 million fewer children in the world then there are today.

As the baby boomers age, there are not enough people to replace them and cover their costs of living. This is the first time in the history of humanity that the graying population is growing while other populations decline.

Please learn more about this impending catastrophe. Let's hope it is not too late. Go to to learn more.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009


The September 12th Tea Party in DC was a huge success. They tell me that millions of people attended - at least that was what one newspaper reported. Another paper reported that there were tens of thousands of protesters while even another took the position of less is more and said that there were thousands in attendance while pointing out the 15,000 supporters of health care cheered Obama in the north.

So, what gives? Why all of the discrepency in numbers? Millions of marchers certainly would send a strong message that Obama and those supporting more government and more spending should be aware. A few thousand outraged Americans is a lot less credible.

Not knowing what the numbers really are is not important. So, let me point out the obvious, the media cannot be trusted to report accuracy. I know you are not surprised. Neither am I. What has been pointed out again is the need for Internet reporting by those on the ground; blogs, Tweets, Facebook comments and above all, emails from trusted friends and sources.

Americans must take the work of saving our Republic into our own hands. Even if it only means information gathering and accurate reporting.

Let's all make a concerted effort to find the facts and share them. It truly matters.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


The following article is a must read. It verifies what most of us are already feeling. If you agree, pass it on. Otherwise, don't do anything.


by Pam Geller
I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books in six languages, and have studied history all my life. I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demanded and then codified into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people whom we knew could never pay back? Why? We learned recently that the Federal Reserve,which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B we all argued about so strenuously just this past September.

Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders.. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity.. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (now violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it wants marriage to remain between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?). We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, Social Security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and know precisely what I am talking about.) The list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth. It is potentially 1929 x 10. And we are at war with an enemy we cannot name for fear of offending people of the same religion who cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And now we have elected a man no one knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska .. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe is more important.)

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change...radical change Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now. This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning.

I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission.

And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name, where they were taught what to think. How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world.

He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and...change. And the people surely got what they voted for. (Look it up if you think I am exaggerating.) Read your history books. Many people objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and made fun of. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though.

Don't forget that Germany was the most educated, cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And in less than six years - a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S.. presidency - it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong, close my eyes, have another latte and ignore what is transpiring around me.

Some people scoff at me; others laugh or think I am foolish, naive, or both. Perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe - and why I believe it. I pray I am wrong. But, I do not think I am.

About the author via Google...

Pamela "Atlas" Geller began her publishing career at The New York Daily News and subsequently took over operation of The New York Observer as Associate Publisher. She left The Observer after the birth of her fourth child, but remained involved in various projects including American Associates, Ben Gurion University and being Senior Vice-President Strategic Planning and Performance Evaluation at The Brandeis School.

After 9/11, Atlas had the veil of oblivion violently lifted from her consciousness and immersed herself in the education and understanding of geopolitics, Islam, terror, foreign affairs and imminent threats the mainstream media and the government wouldn't cover or discuss.

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